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Roundabout — What’s Happening April 14-20

Theater

Opening Night for PPT Youth Theatre’s ‘Junie B. Jones The Musical’— Tonight at 7:30 p.m.  Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Other performance dates: April 14-16, 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. matinees on April 16, 17, 23: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre’s ‘The Last Five Years’ delayed — Due to a sudden tragedy, the new performance dates will be April 21-23 and 28-30. Student Rush night will occur on April 19. Tickets purchased for April 14-16 will be honored. Call 704-310-5507 to move your ticket if you have not already been contacted by theatre staff. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

The Outrageous Dance Project at Catawba — 7:30 p.m. April 20-23: Final show of the season, repertory dance concert co-directed by two Catawba alumni.  Keppel Auditorium. Adult tickets $15 for adults, 704-637-4481 or www.catawba.edu/theatretix

Twin City Stage presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — April 15-May 1: Tickets $25. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. www.TwinCityStage.org or 336-725-4001.

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘The 39 Steps’ — April 21-23, 29, 30, May 6, 7 at 8 p.m.; May 7, April 24, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python. 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets 704-788-2405  or www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

Shakespeare Marathon: 38 plays in five days — Noon Saturday, April 23 through Thursday, April 28, at 6 a.m.: Round-the-clock reading of all 38 plays by William Shakespeare presented by N.C. Museum of History, Burning Coal Theatre Company and 37 other theatrical groups. Daniels Auditorium, N.C. Museum of History. Admission is free.

PPT Presents ‘A Time To Kill’ — May 5-14: The first John Grisham novel adapted for the stage. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Tickets on sale April 25. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

East Rowan High School’s Spring musical ‘Uncle Joe’s Place’ — 7 p.m. May 6-7: Reserved seats $15, VIP tables $25. Proceeds benefit East Rowan Choral Boosters and Supporters of Education at East Rowan (SEER). Info: ERHS, 704 279-5232.

Phoenix Readers present — A collection of five Southern stories. May 11, Salisbury Academy, two shows, times TBA. www.faithart.org or Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999.

 

This & That 

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 15-16: Covers six-block area downtown; tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions and orbs revealed. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight.  $5 students, $10 adults, children 5 and under free. RSVP to 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.com

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 15: Live music by Crimson Rose Band. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for more info.

Salisbury’s kids love ‘Touch a Truck’ — 10 a.m, Saturday, April 16: Explore a variety of vehicles and occupations. Salisbury Post parking lot and at Fisher and Jackson across from the library. Free. Rain date April 30. www.salisburync.gov/play

ROCO Swap Meet — April 16-17: Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Admission $2. Info 704-640-2326.

Spring 2016 Photowalk — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 16: Begins at Rowan Public Library Headquarters 201 W. Fisher St. Bring your own camera. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8242.

New Sarum Brewing grand opening celebration — 1-9 p.m.: April 16: Live music, Rock 92.3 FM live broadcasts, food trucks, games, outdoor beer gardens, giveaways, more. 704-638-3100 or www.visitsalisburync. com/ newsarumgrandopening/

Horizons Unlimited — • 3-5 p.m. April 16: Science/Open House for Earth Day • Also Laser Show, Pink Floyd: the Wall at 3 a nd 4 p.m. Free for both; donations accepted. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Salisbury Gun and Knife Show — April 16-17: Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. General admission $7, children 11 and under free. 2-day adult pass $10. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. Free parking. http://rowancountyfair.net/events/ or 704-640-2326

Stand Up, Speak Out! event — 4-6 p.m.  Tuesday, April 19:  Free afternoon of family fun at Bounce City, 120 N Church St.,  with local artistic performers, face painting, refreshments, guest speakers, more. Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, Rowan County DSS, Bounce City, Spotlight Dance Company. Info  704-639-1700.

Free seminars at the Y — • 3-4 p.m. April 20: Celeste McNeil presents “Just been Diagnosed with Diabetes” • Noon, April 27: Magic Lunch and Learn covered dish with Bill Ragsdale • 7 p.m. April 27: Fowler Physical Therapy presents “Back and Sciatic Workshop” • All are free, must sign up. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Parents night out/kids movie night — 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 22: For ages 6-12, $5 each. 600 Long St., Elks Building. Drinks, hot dogs, popcorn. Sponsored by Eloganze Social Club. Ends promptly at 9 p.m.

Veteran Appreciation Day — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Free lunch, free shoe shines, register to win a free grill. At Powles Staton Funeral Home, 913 West Main St., Rockwell, 704-279-7241.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights Quilt Show — April 29-30: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. First Baptist Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St. Admission $5, children under 12 free.

John Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ meet the author — 7 p.m. April 30: Pre-release event with native son and New York Times best-selling author John Hart. Benefits LandTrust for Central North Carolina. 704-647-0302, www.landtrustcnc.org

Piedmont Bottle & Pottery Club 10th annual show and sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Saturday, April 23: Bottles, jars, pottery, related antique items. Ddealer setup 6:30 a.m. Salisbury Civic Center, 315  Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free admission, free parking, free appriasals. For club information call Jimmie Wood, 704-692-7888 or Chuck Rash, 704-732-0373. See Call for Vendors listings below.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • May 1: Spring Charlotte ComicCon at Embassy Suites Hotel, Concord • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7: Free Comic Book Day and membership drive at Comic Monstore. http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

First Fridays and Downtown Salisbury events — • May 6: Grand Unveiling of second annual Come Tickle Our Ivories Piano Project. https://downtown salisburync.com

Free Comic Book Day 2016 — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 7: The Comic Book Shoppe, at 111A W. Fisher St. Info at 704-637-2578.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 14  and every second Saturday Free family event, Note the times have changed: 1-7 p.m.

Trail Walk at Dan Nicholas Park — 12:30 p.m. May 14: 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Pre-registration required at 704-216-7833 or Michael.Lambert@ rowancountync.gov

31st annual South Yadkin River canoe & kayak race  — Saturday May 14: Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 448. Competition and recreation classes prizes for top three finishers in each class. Sanctioned by U.S. Canoe Association.  Register at www.troop448.com

City of Salisbury hosts Middle School Prom — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Open to all Rowan County middle school students. A night of fun and games in a friendly environment. $10 per ticket advance purchase only. Held at Salisbury Civic Center. www.salisburync.gov/

Dan Nicholas Senior Citizen Fishing Tournament — May 16-20: Free. Show off your fishing skills. Register at the concession stand. Prize awarded for largest fish. For age 60+. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800, www.dannicholas.net

 

Blood drives

Prospect Presbyterian Church — 2-6:30 p.m. April 28. 9425 West NC Hwy. 152.

Mt. Zion UCC — 1-5:30 p.m. April 24. 1415 S. Main St. China Grove

Concordia Lutheran Church — 3-7:30 p.m. April 29, 185 Concordia Church Road, China Grove

Bethel Lutheran Church  — 2-6:30 p.m. April 22, 355 E. Ridge Road.

Catawba College —  10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26, 2300 W. Innes St.

Rowan County Rescue Squad — 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29,  1140 Julian Road.

 

Music & more 

Hurley YMCA’s Y-Singers perform at Trinity Oaks — 3 p.m. April 24. Details at 704-636-0111.

 

History 

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8: “Special Forces in Vietnam.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

George Washington Visit & Celebration — Saturday, May 21: All Day event Downtown Salisbury; George Washington Ball Saturday evening at Rowan Museum.

Fundraisers 

Breakfast and bake sale — 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16: Spencer Presbyterian Church, $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Veterans eat free. Proceeds support church ministries. At the Educational Bldg., 117 1st St. off Salisbury Ave. across from NC Transportation Museum.

The inaugural Survivor Fashion Show — 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Cancer survivors will model. Livingstone Culinary Art School on Jake Alexander Blvd.  Proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Rowan County. $25 tickets, call Tisha Goodwin, 704-6403463 or tishgood07@yahoo.com

Miss Black & Gold Pageant — 6 p.m. April 17: Annual scholarship pageant sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Open to the community. Free for students, $5 for community members.

Salisbury Academy Bloom Enchanted — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live auction. Music by The Shakedown Band. At the NC Transportation Museum. RSVP tp salisburyacademy.org /bloomreservation.cfm

13th annual Scrabble Scramble — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Dinner and three rounds of team scrabble. Held at Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community. Proceeds  benefit Rowan County Literacy Council. Info: 704-216-8266.

‘Drag’ Me to Dinner — Tuesday April 19: Doors open 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. at Sweet Meadow Cafe. Limited menu, cover charge $10 does not include food or drinks.

Cabarrus Literacy Council’s Scrabble Scramble Walk and 5k — 8 a.m. April 23: Registration $20 advance or $25 race day. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2223.

Saving Grace Farm open house — 2-5 p.m.Sunday, April 24: Open house with vendors and family friendly fun and activities. Barbecue plates/concessions for sale. Demonstration ride by therapeutic riding student. Saving Grace Farm’s new location, 725 Jackson Road, 704-209-6577 .

FUMC Spring Fest — April 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spring Fest, First United Methodist Church of Salisbury fellowship hall, fundraiser/silent auction, proceeds go to children’s outdoor playground.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘A Night at the Cirque’ — 7 p.m.-midnight May 7: Live theatre and dinner black tie gala to benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets $100 per person at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

City of Salisbury hosts Fur Fun run/walk —10 a.m. Saturday, May 7: 5K run/walk, Salisbury Civic Center. Proceeds benefit Salisbury’s first dog park. Dogs welcome. $20 registration at sportoften.com

NC Music Hall of Fame 5th annual Rhythm & Run — 8 a.m. Saturday May 14: Start and finish downtown Kannapolis. Five year age divisions, cash prizes, tech shirts for runners. Register at RacesOnline.com or 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame. Info: 704-934-2320 or NorthCarolina MusicHallofFame.org

Rowan Helping Ministries 6th annual Golf Tournament — 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14: Corbin Hills Golf Course, $50 includes lunch, captain’s choice format, team prizes and door prizes. Paul Rogers, 704-633-3454.

Third annual Triad Dog Games — May 14-15: Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Compete or spectate. Raises funds for the Sergei Foundation to help sick and injured pets obtain emergency veterinary care. See Facebook or visit TriadDogGames.com

PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham — May 20-21: Very limited seating for this exclusive event. RSVP to 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com

Millers Ferry Fire Dept. Auxiliary fundraiser — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21: Currently Preselling tickets, $10 each. Frankie’s Famous Chicken. Held at 2650 Long Ferry Road.

JCPrice Post 107 annual Memorial Week  celebration — May 27-June 4. With rides by TS Amusements.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15:  Springtime in Salisbury Wine Tasting with Stephanie, who will celebrate Springtime with six specially selected wines perfect for this time of year.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. $10/person, RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday 1 -6 p.m. $6, keepsake wine glass. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

Cotton Eyed Joe’s inside The Hot Rod Barn, 807 Yost Road — 7-9 p.m. Saturdays: Bluegrass, gospel, country music jam. No alcohol, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • • 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Bluegrass • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke . 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 7:30 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays: Mid-week live jazz with Affectual, $5/person • 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday and Card Night, 7 p.m.-midnight, no cover • Age 21 and over, 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8 p.m. Mondays: Poker Night • 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Open Mic • 10 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: 40oz. Mouse, Old Sport and The Cortez Collective. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

JC Price American Legion Post 107 — 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Easy Living Weekends downstairs. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. $3/person, $5/couple. ID, casual dress. Info 704-638-7355 or 707-640-1893.

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. — • Thursday: Game night 6-9 p.m. hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday: Open mic 7-10 p.m. hosted by Liam Pendergrass • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Thomasina Paige • Sunday: First anniversary celebration 4-9 p.m. wtih Gigi Dover and the duo Daisy Clover. Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Colton Sherrill • Wednesday: Indie music showcase auditions 4-9 p.m. • Wednesday 6 p.m. painting class hosted by Melody Martin. RSVP to 704-314-5037 or email Mrnc704@yahoo.com • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m.Friday: DJ Caibel • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Right Turn Clyde • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte.Second and fourth Friday. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com

 

Festivals

14th Annual Hickory Hops — 1-6 p.m. April 16: Downtown Hickory. www.hickoryhops.com

2016 Piedmont Earth Day Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23: 11th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.Information at www.peanc.org

Alexander County’s RockyFest — April 23: Fourth annual RockyFest at Rocky Face Park. See www. RockyFacePark.com/RockyFest or call 828- 632-1093.

Merlefest 2016 — April 28-May 1: John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine, Brandi Carlile, The Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, many more. Wilkes Community College campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, http://merlefest.org

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival  — Noon-5 p.m. April 30: Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture come to the downtown Kannapolis streets. Questions? 828-231-5037 or kannapolisarts@gmail.com

Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — May 6-7: 80+ barbeque competition teams, entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks. Downtown Kannapolis and NC Research Campus. www.jiggywiththepiggy.com

Simple Living Festival at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 7: Music, crafts, nature programming, games. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800, www.dannicholas.net

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  May 7: Local artists and craft persons, gold panning, live music, the Airing of the Quilts. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association.

Carolina Roots MusicFest — May 13-14: Two-day celebration of Americana folk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, country rock, eclectic fused music, in Statesville. Advance tickets recommended. Camping available. Info at CarolinaRoots MusicFest.com or Facebook or Twitter

Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14: Annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing visual and performing arts. New: wine  and beer tastings.

Haulers on Union — 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Annual Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. Race cars on display, celebrity autographs, corn hole, horseshoes, life-size Connect 4, beer garden, free concert by Acoustic South and The Tams. Free admission. Info at www.600festival.com or 704-455-8888.

 

Classes

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through May 10: Hand and Wheel Pottery Class; beginners learn basics; intermediates develop their own style. Ages 12+. 123 E. Liberty St. Register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Memoir writing — 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning April 14, continuing second Thursdays for seven months. $20 total. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Call Rufty at 704-216-7714. Gene Hayden, instructor.

Workshop on dyeing animal fibers — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16: $25/Old Rowan Fiber Guild members, $50/non-members. Dyes and equipment provided. Bring 1 lb. yarn or fiber or purchase at registration. Preregister at Eventbrite or  Facebook or atlglwitch@fibrant.com. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.

Melt a Masterpiece — [Albemarle]  10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Create a Moon Print work in encaustic fashion with oil pastels and wax; no solvents or hazardous materials. Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle.  $35 includes materials. RSVP to artsguild@fallingriversgallery.com or 704-983-4278.

‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ workshop —  5:30-7 p.m. April 25: Fourth workshop in Learn.Act.Grow. series at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. David Freeze on the benefits of adventure plus encouragement, planning tips. Free, registration strongly advised at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7841.

Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: How to use a computer or laptop (not email or facebook). Robert Knox, 512 Klumac Road, Ste 8. 704-870-8862.

Salisbury Art Station — Weekly classes, $25. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@gmail.com

Oil Painting with Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters OR painting made simple. Preregister at 704-232-6000. www.PattLegg.net

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8243.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. $10/two-hour session by artist Robert Toth. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Pottery 101 — Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Center for Faith and the Arts — www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

 

Speakers & forums

City of Salisbury hosts Trailblazing Together — Participate in input sessions for the City’s upcoming Comprehensive Plan. Free. Call 704-638-5324 or see www. salisburync.gov/Trailblazer

Project Cover ‘Conversations from the Porch’ —  6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: On Health & Human Services resources with panel comprised of Donna Fayko, DSS Director; Sharon Owen, Nursing Director; Angie Worly, Nursing Supervisor, RoCoHealth Dept. The Heritage Room, 118 E. Council St. Light refreshments. Info: 704-782-0072 or forum:https://projectcover. wordpress.com/ conversations-from-the-porch/

‘Meeting William Faulkner: How an English schoolboy found a Literary Lion’ — Final ESU program of the year. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Guest Simon Claxton. Dinner reservations $32 at Country Club of Salisbury. RSVP to Toni at 704-212-2114.  Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Need not be a member. Info at www.esuus.org

 

Home & Garden

Opening day Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting April 16. Same spot at Fisher and Jackson across from the library.

Spring plant and herb festival — 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  April 16: Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.master gardenercabarrus.org

Gardening in the shade and worm composting demonstration — 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23: Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners Do it Yourself Gardening Series. Time for Q&A. Info/reservations at Extension Office, 704-216-8970.

 

Auditions

Salisbury Swing Band — The SSB is currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

St. Thomas Players to perform ‘August: Osage County’ — Auditions 7 p.m. April 17-18: Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer-Prize-winning play. Dr. Kurt Corriher will direct. Scripts may be checked out ahead of time, call 704-310-5507. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Full character descriptions at www.leestreet.org/auditions/

Twin City Stage auditions ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Performance dates June 3-5 and 9-12. No appointment necessary. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. 336-748-0857 x209 or www.twincitystage.org

 

Film

18th annual RiverRun Film Festival— Through April 17: downtown Winston-Salem. Details, schedules, venues, ticket info at riverrunfilm.com

 

Art 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

The Framing Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — New location. Call for new hours, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. —New farm equipment sculptures by Billy Russell. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Through April: Art exhibit “Rail Walk Rocks” features art by members of Rail Walk on the theme of rocks. Free. Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Special showcase at Salisbury Business Center — Kannapolis Arts honors local artists at SBC, 301 S. Main St. Weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Through May 1. See www.salisbury businesscenter.com/artists or Facebook.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 33rd Annual Student Exhibitions: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists. Rowan Salisbury Schools • March 31-April 20: RS middle schools • High schools exhibit April 23-May 14, reception April 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

DCCC’s Spring Art Show ‘Absolutely Art’ — Through May 13: Works of art from nine local artists. B. E. Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus. www.davidsonccc.edu/

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — The Wanderlust exhibition on display. 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • April 19: 9 a.m. Charlotte Shopping to North Lake Mall, Trader Joes, Ikea. $18 member, $22 non-member • May 17: 11 a.m. Lavender Tour, $15 member, $20 non-member • June 7: Shatley Springs, Fresno churches, Ashe County Cheese Factory and store, $50 members $60 non-members includes lunch/transportation • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

Call for vendors

Piedmont Bottle & Pottery Club 10th annual show and sale — April 23: Bottles, jars, pottery, related antique items. Dealer setup 6:30 a.m. Salisbury Civic Center, 315  Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 8-ft. tables by reservation. Call chairman John Patterson at 704-636-9510 or email ncmilks@carolina.rr.com

Alexander County’s RockyFest — April 23: 4th Annual RockyFest at Rocky Face Park, Taylorsville. Fee info and application at www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest.

Open house at Saving Grace Farm’s new location — 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24: 725 Jackson Road. Vendors still being accepted. Email janna@ savinggracefarm.com

Horizon Church annual Car, Truck & Bike Show — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30: $20 for vendor booth space. 316 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville. 704-450-2752 or jadat101@yahoo.com

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7: Festival of local arts and crafts. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Vendor application at www.goldhillnc.com

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day music festival. Limited food vendor spaces available. Call 704-636-3277.

China Grove Farmers Day — July 2016: Vendors of all types. Patti Price, 333 N Main St., 704.857.2466 ext. 102, pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Vendors register at http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/

Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration — Sept. 10 in front of Rockwell Elementary. Vendor forms $25 / $75 for food vendors. Forms at Facebook- Rockwell Fest September 10, 2016 Facebook page or at town hall. Info: Terry Piersol at mytownnews@ 28138@gmail.com

KCBS-sanctioned 2016 BBQ event at THD — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission; entertainment includes Darrell Harwood. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call 704-638-6044.

Vintage mdse. — Second Saturdays: Vintage vendors may set up in Carolina Lily parking lot, 314 Depot St. Apply at 704 639-0033, carolinalily@att.net

 

Call for performers

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day festival showcasing young musicians plus award-winning blues and jazz musicians. Accepting applications for performers age 9-19. Call 704-636-3277.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, etc. Email kannapolisarts@gmail.com

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days seeks artists and craft persons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  May 7: Festival of local arts and crafts. Application at www.goldhillnc.com

Concord Spring into Arts Festival — May 14 juried art show and festival. www. concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.

Twin City Artisans inaugural Spring Fest at Old Salem — May 14: Invitational event for non-member artists.Deadline April 23. twincityartisansnc.com or  336- 655-6371.

 

Call for volunteers 

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Family friendly; Zombies will behave appropriately (no chasing, or being too aggressive, etc.). Info and registration at kannapolisarts@gmail.com

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@ novanthealth.org

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org ###

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