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Roundabout — What’s Happening April 21-27


Closing weekend for for PPT Youth Theatre’s ‘Junie B. Jones The Musical’— Final 4 shows: Tonight and tomorrow 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre’s opening night of  ‘The Last Five Years’ — 7:30 p.m. Show dates April 14-16 and 21-23: Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

West Rowan Broadway Revue — April 22 at 7 p.m., April 23 at 7 p.m., April 24 at 4 pm.: “Once Upon a Bedtime” in collaboration with Southeast Middle and West Rowan Middle School. Tickets $10. Info 704-793-7652.

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

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 at 704-788-2405 or www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

Shakespeare Marathon: 38 plays in five days — Saturday, April 23 at noon 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. In Daniels Auditorium, N.C. Museum of History. Admission is free.

PPT Presents ‘A Time To Kill’ — Tickets go on sale April 25. Show dates May 5-7 and 11-14 at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 pm. matinee May 8: The first John Grisham novel adapted for the stage. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 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). Information: ERHS, 704 279-5232

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

Music & more 

The Jill Goodson Band at MRV — 4-7 p.m. April 23: Morgan Ridge Vineyards pavilion. Tickets a $10 VIP or $7 Lawn. $10 cash only Lawn only at the door. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

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

‘America’s Music Down to Its Roots’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Willie Nelms on American  Roots Music. Free, open to the public. RPL, 201 W. Fisher St.

Catawba presents ‘OurSong3’ — 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1: Final choral concert of the academic year. Features the Catawba Singers, the Chamber Ensemble, the PopAC. Held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, free, open to the public. Directed by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess.


Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Sheep to Shawl Event. Fiber working in all of its forms, a live sheep shearing demonstration, wool cleaning, carding, dyeing, spinning, and weaving. See artisans, Latta exhibit hall, live farm animal exhibits • $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

Civil War-Era Ball at Bennett Place — 7 p.m. April 23: Wear Civil War or formal attire to the Grand Blue and Gray Ball to benefit Bennett Place State Historic Site, held  Daniel Boone Antique Mall in Hillsborough. $35/individual or $50/couple. Purchase at www.bennettplace historicsite.com or at the door.

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

Rowan Museum presents George Washington’s Visit and Celebration — All day Saturday, May 21 in downtown Salisbury; George Washington Ball Saturday, May 21, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

This & That 

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.

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

Salisbury Spring Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Saturday night, April 23: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in Salisbury of the 1800s. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Info at salisburyghostwalk.com, email reservations to boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call 704-798-3102.

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.

Free seminars at the Y — • 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.

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

Spring Open House — 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30: Refreshments and drawings for door prizes. Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — May 1: Spring Charlotte ComicCon at Embassy Suites Hotel, Concord. http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Cinco De Mayo at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7: Enjoy chips and dip, learn about the sanctuary, take a stab at the pinata during Open House with Cinco de Mayo theme. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. for Pinata Time! 220 Grace Church Road. www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

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.

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

City of Salisbury hosts Middle School Prom — 6-9 p.m. 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. Salisbury Civic Center. www.salisburync.gov/

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. May 14 : Free. Note the times have changed: Cruise-In now begins at 1 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m.

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

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

Horizons Unlimited — • 3 p.m. May 21, 2016: Nature Hike at Tom E. Smith Exploratorium: Biodiversity in the Piedmont, free • 5 p.m. planetarium show: The journey to Mars and beyond, $3. 1636 Parkview Circle. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Blood drives

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

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

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

Prospect Presbyterian Church — 2-6:30 p.m., April 28: Preregister at redcross.org/rapidpass. 9425 West NC Hwy. 152.

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

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

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


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. April 24: Open house with vendors and family friendly fun and activities. 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.

Annual JabberWock Pageant —6 p.m., April 30, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Held at Tubman Theater at Livingstone College.

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

Lights of Love around Salisbury City Park Lake — Dusk-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: Luminaria glow in honor and in memory of loved ones, people or pets. $3/luminary. Humane Society of Rowan County. To purchase luminaria contact The Humane Society of Rowan County, 704-636-5700, option 9, or email humanesocietyof rowancounty@windstream.net

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 at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame. Info at 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.

Support West Rowan Middle School Bands — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14: Inaugural vendor expo and flea market, free admission. 5925 Statesville Blvd. Info 336-880-3554.

Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue grand opening open house — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Tours, food, games, live music. 685 Delta St., 704-223-4799

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. Dock jumping, disc (frisbee), agility, Dachshund races, sanctioned flyball competition. 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.

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

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop announces wine dinner — Friday wine tasting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21: Fruity and jammy character that are not sweet, hosted by Stephanie. $5/person • 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11: Rickety Bridge South African wine dinner at Café Brazil featuring Winemaker Wynand Grobler. Authentic South African cuisine prepared by Chef Santos. $65/person ($60 Wine Club Members). Contact Salisbury Wine Shop for more details • 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 with Back Creek Bluegrass Boys & Tori Jones • The fun starts at 6 p.m. with opening band, the Tendergrass Bluegrass Band • 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 — 7 p.m. Saturday Gospel Comedian Willette Johnson performing her GUFU Joyfest. $10. • 830 p.m. Saturday: Aftermath. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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 this week by Sue McHugh • Saturday Night Hot Spot 6:30 p.m.-until with Liam Pendergrass and Hayes Smith • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Craig Veltri • 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: Wayward Reason is back. • 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. Dances on second and fourth Friday. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. 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.

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

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

Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — May 6-7: 80+ barbeque competition teams, live entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, family movie, 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. Saturday, 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.

17th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Sponsored by The Rowan Blues and Jazz Society. Held at the corner of N. Lee and Kerr Streets. Workshop and youth events Friday, musical performances throughout the day and evening Saturday. Free general admission. Details at http://rowanbluesandjazz.org/

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

The Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14: Annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing visual and performing arts through juried art show, musical entertainment, food, children’s area. New: the art of wine-making and the art of brewing with tastings.

Twin City Artisans Spring Fest at Old Salem — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14: Fiber art, stained glass, fused glass, yard art, kaleidoscopes, fine turned wood items, metal work, toys and photographs on Old Salem Square. Info at www.twincityartisansnc.com or 336- 655-6371.

Haulers on Union — 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Annual Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. Free admission. www.600festival.com or 704-455-8888.

22nd annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — June 18: Family-friendly festival at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Va. www.waynehenderson.org


How to make a mini box — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At the Carolina Artist’s monthly meeting. Doris Trexler on how to make a mini box using old greeting cards and other art work, also simple lettering. Free. Rufty Holmes Senior Center,1120 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ workshop — 5:30-7 p.m. April 25: Fourth workshop in Rowan Public Library series, 201 W. Fisher St. David Freeze on the psychological and physiological benefits of adventure plus encouragement, planning tips. Free but RSVP to www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7841.

New beginner guitar classes at Rufty-Holmes — Eight-week class starting Monday, May 2 at 1 p.m. Call 704-216-7714 to sign up and register. Must have acoustic guitar. No experience necessary. $45 includes class workbook. Info: Bob, 704-640-0279.

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

Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: The basics, how to use a computer or laptop. 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

‘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. RSVP to 704-212-2114. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. www.esuus.org

Enviromingle — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Plus public forum and panel discussion: “Connecting people to the natural world.” Held at WVAC, 123 E. Liberty St. Free, but reservations required at marketing@ waterworks.org. Sponsored by Waterworks Visual Arts Center and Catawba College Center for the Environment. Panelists: Katie Reefe Skalka, Dr. John Wear, Mary Corinne Degood, Jim Lee, Dr. Bethany Sinnott. www.centerforthe environment.org/

Salisbury-Rowan AARP —1 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Dr. Loren Oden’s fun presentation on new developments for better hearing. Plus business meeting with refreshments. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Rowan County Veterans seminar — 6 p.m. Monday, May 23: “Preparing for the Future,” with representatives from National Cemetery Administration, Salisbury Community Living Center, Salisbury Veterans Hospice, NC State Veterans’ Home, Rowan County Register of Deeds. Held at Rowan County Cooperative Extension, 2727 Old Concord Road. RSVP to 704-216-8138.

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson.

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 plus Q&A. Info/reservations at Extension Office, 704-216-8970.

Lexington Farmers Market — Opening day Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 129 S. Railroad St., Lexington, inside the Old Railway Depot. 336-731-7317.


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.


Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — May 5-July 15: “The Colors of Life: Charles Ramsey, Jr., Artist.” Gallery hours 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Opening reception and meet the artist, Thursday, May 5, 6-8:30 p.m. 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 paintings on display by Kenneth Koskela, Guy Raymond and Mark Stephenson. New Sculptures by Fay Howell. 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, open to the public 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. Viewed artwork 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 • 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


Travel with the YMCA — • 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 — Saturday, 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 available by reservation. Call chairman John Patterson at 704-636-9510 or email ncmilks@carolina.rr.com

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 to request a vendor form.

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

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

West Rowan Middle School Bands vendor expo and flea market — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14: 5925 Statesville Blvd. Booths available, contact Peggi Brown at 336-880-3554 or scents4warmers@gmail.

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. $25 and $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 — 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

Registration for Wayne Henderson guitar competition — Deadline May 1 to compete at the 22nd annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition. Champion wins handmade Henderson guitar. Festival date June 18, Grayson Highlands State Park, Va. See www.waynehenderson.org

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day festival showcasing young musicians plus award-winning blues and jazz musicians. Accepting applications for performers between the ages of 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. Questions? 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. Saturday, 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 to participate with TCA members.Deadline April 23, available at twincityartisansnc.com. Select FORMS and then Old Salem Non-member Application. Info 336- 655-6371.

Hickory 31st Oktoberfest — Oct. 7-9: Accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors. Four stages of entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Deadline Aug. 1. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

Call for volunteers 

The Humane Society of Rowan County — Dog Washes at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 10. Contact The Humane Society of Rowan County, www.humane societyof rowancountync.org

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