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Roundabout — What’s Happening Nov. 10-16

'The Boxcar Children' opens Friday

JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST PPT presents "The Boxcar Children" From left, Fares Khatib as Banning, Elijah Carpenter as Big Mike, Matthew Lynch as The Kid, Ali Khatib as Cookie and Dustin Vanover as Sheriff.

JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST PPT presents “The Boxcar Children” From left, Fares Khatib as Banning, Elijah Carpenter as Big Mike, Matthew Lynch as The Kid, Ali Khatib as Cookie and Dustin Vanover as Sheriff.

 

 

Theater

Opens tonight: Lee Street theatre presents ‘Reefer Madness’ — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m.: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Opens tomorrow: PPT presents ‘The Boxcar Children’ — Nov. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Public tickets go on sale Nov. 7. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31 Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 http://www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Music & more 

Charlotte Folk Society’s next free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: Irish Musician John Doyle. The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. www.folksociety.org

FirstARTS presents — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18: New York Artists Tami Petty, soprano and Thomas Bagwell, pianist. Music of Strauss, Poulenc, Verdi, John Greer. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Free. For more information, call 704-636-3121.

Lee Street LIVE presents — • Nov. 26 Phil Keaggy • Dec. 16: Rowan Big Band • Tickets at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

History 

Price of Freedom Museum commemorates Veterans Day — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12: “Pearl Harbor memories.” Military vehicles on display, weapons and war related memorabilia. Military flag raising ceremony. Free admission. 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove. www.priceoffreedom.us

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103,

www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours

63rd annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show — Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West.

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires tickets on sale — Nov. 19: Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill kicks off the holiday season in the 19th century quaint restored mining town. Tickets $18 at any village merchant Thursday -Sunday noon-5 p.m. or www.historicgoldhill.com

Horizons Unlimited celebrates 100th anniversary of National Parks Service — 3-5 p.m. Nov. 19: The CCC Experience. Price includes log cabin living on the Blue Ridge, a day’s work simulations, CCC documentary, “Did you thrive?” game, Thanksgiving camp meal served at 5 p.m. Tickets $10 at Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004 or http://tinyurl.com/h4swskq

 

This & That 

Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 10 and 17: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary open house and annual meeting — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5: Join us at the sanctuary as we celebrate the past year. 704-633-1722, 220 Grace Church Road, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

NC Rowan County Anime Group  • NC Comic Con Nov. 11-13. Durham • Charlotte Comic Con: Dec. 11, Concord • Ichiban Con: Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Home convention of the NC Rowan County Anime Group • http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Carolina automotiveSwap and Show — Nov. 12:  At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive. Contact Carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com or Facebook.

AmVets 460 turkey shoot — 10 a.m. every Saturday until Thanksgiving. At the lake, 285 Lakeside Drive.

Football at Mean Mug — 1 p.m. until, Sundays: Four screens. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Rescheduled: Fairlane Club of America — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12: Event was cancelled for Oct. 8. Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium. Free to fairlane owners or vendors. Carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com

Charlotte Concerned Bikers Association bike show & swap meet — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12-13: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Antique bikes, racers, street bikes, custom bikes. $1,000 cash prizes. Vendors, contests, live music, food available. http://rowancountyfair.net/events/

Antiques Appraisal Fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18-19: Bi-annual Antiques Appraisal Fair at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 4th St. with antiques dealer Michael Hansen. $5 per item, Limit two items per person. 704-762 9359 or visit www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

 

Fundraisers 

Coat collection to help Rowan Helping Ministries — New or gently used coats in all sizes being collected through November. Donation boxes at • Food Lion Statesville Blvd. • Carolina Farm Credit Statesville Blvd. • Rowan Rescue Squad • 911 Comm. Center • The Forum • West Rowan Farm & Garden • Cleveland Pediatrics • Woodleaf BP • Woodleaf Fire Dept. • Price Pharmacy Hwy 29 China Grove • Center Stage Dance Co. China Grove. Collection coordinated by Kate Gregory from Woodleaf, who is 9 years old.

Tops-N-Ties Brunch — 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12: Sponsored by Southern City AME Zion Church. Tickets $10. Information: Tina Wallace, 704-232-1596 or Jackie Hillian, 704-640-4686.

Annual chicken noodle dumpling dinner — 4 p.m. Nov. 12: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 4401 St. Stephen Church Road, Gold Hill. Eat in or take out. Benefits charities of the church.

Paws in the Park — 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 15: At Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons,. Benefits Davie County Humane Society. Tickets and information at wwww.pawsinthepark.causevox.com

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: Great Thanksgiving Holiday Food and Wine Pairings featuring special guest Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person •• 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16: The Effect of Temperature on the Aroma and Flavor of Beer. Structured Sit Down Tasting. RSVP requested. $10/person •• 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com

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

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com or Facebook.

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

Mean Mug Coffe Co. — Tuesday, Nov. 8: Monthly on second Tuesdays. $10 per person presale or $15 at the door. RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St.

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

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.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays: Live deejay • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Age 25 and over, 704-870-8689, www.facebook.com/firewateratsalisbury

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 — Doors open 7 p.m. Saturday: The music of Crossroad plus comedy with the Gufu Joyfest. $20. Limited seating. For tickets call 657-888-4843. www.gufugospelcomedy.com. Alo, open mic. Refreshments. Contemporary Christian music venue. Info: 704-213-1467.

Music at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: Java Jam Open Mic with host Tripp Edwards. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. •• 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12: Hotspot Concert featuring Mary, K & Ashley (Mary Gillespie, Kjeff Hansen,Ashley Jo Farmer •• 704- 754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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: Carolina Music Awards nominee Nine Day Trip • 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

 

Festivals

23rd annual Carolina Renaissance Festival http://carolina.renfestinfo.com— Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine. North of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville, Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Advance discount tickets at Harris Teeter, at the gate are $1 more. See carolina.renfestinfo.com or call 877-896-5544.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12: Greensboro. 50+ regional potters at the Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. 336-662-2357 or http://www.pottersofthepiedmont.com

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — Nov. 19: Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill kicks off the holiday season in the 19th century quaint restored mining town. Tickets $18 at any village merchant Thursday -Sunday noon-5 p.m. or www.historicgoldhill.com

 

Classes

Two-day gift making class — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21: Held at Carolina Folkworks, 1516 S. Main st.Learn how to make a basket from Connie Christman, professional artist and teacher. $50 includes materials. Register at 704-223-1740 or see www.carolinafolkworks.com

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays: Learn to country couples circle dance, line dance and more. $4 each time you attend. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info: Renee at 704-450-7446.

PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Instructor: Director/ choreographer Gwen Matthews. 16-week curriculum. Jan. 23 – March 13, 2017. 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com

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, 215 Depot St.

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

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.

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.

 

Speakers & forums

AAUW Lecture Series — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Thursday, Nov. 10: Leslie Mulligan, MS, EdS, LCPC, DCC on “Women in the Military.” Held in First UCC’s fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St. .Use .ground entrance at rear. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

Salisbury AARP — 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1: Covered dish Christmas Party, music by Bob Wingate and his guitar class. Bring non-perishable food for Rowan Helping Ministries. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Auditions

PPT auditions for ‘Act One’ — 7 p.m. Dec 5 and 6: Third floor of the Meroney Theater. Show dates Oct 6-15. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre seeks dancers — 1 p.m. Nov. 12: Auditions for “Viva Las Vegas: Musical Revue.” Four female dancers needed; audition consists of learning and performing two combinations and basic movement with stylized choreography plus opportunity to show special talents. Performance dates Jan. 19-22 and 26-28. Kayla Guffey, kmguffey14@catawba.edu

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

 

Art 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — • Showing nine artists from NC on the theme of “Sorrow: the Art of Dying, Death, and Grief,” through Nov. 11 • Gallery hours 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Displaying gallery artists Ann Bourque, Robert Toth and Phyllis Steimel. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Festival of Gifts at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Invitational Exhibit and Sale continues until Nov. 19. Hand-crafted items suitable for gift-giving. Festival and reception are free, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Eric Ward, a local artist from Salisbury. Eric has been painting for about 20 years and paintings runs in his history and blood. His great- grandfather and grandfather both were painters . 704-633-1246.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — “Personal Geometry” on display through Feb. 4, 2017: Heather Gordon, Durham; Leslie Smith, Winston-Salem • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
ClearWater Artist Studios — 5-8 p.m. Nov. 11: Opening reception with refreshments. “New Approach,” first solo show at ClearWater for artist Louise Farley. On exhibit Nov. 4-Dec. 31. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

Opening reception at Cabarrus Arts Guild — 2-4 p.m. Nov. 13 to kick off Annual Fall Judged Show of paintings, photography, fiber- and 3-D art. On display through November-December. Guild Gallery and Gift Shop (lower level), 11 Union St., Concord. 704-795-1901, www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — November: Shopping at Birkdale Village, $15 • Greensboro, “Gaither’s Home Coming” • Southern Women’s Christmas Show-Charlotte, $25 • December: Tangelwood- Christmas Lights, $18 • Billy Graham’s Library for Christmas • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Trip info and reservations 704-636-0111.or lklaver@ rowanymca.com

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 p.m. sharp Friday, Nov. 11, return Saturday 8 a.m. Cost $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due by Nov. 1. Call 704-645-1033 or 704-640-6993.

Christmas at the Beach with Davie County Senior Services — Nov. 14-16: J&J Tours, accommodations at Caravelle Resort, meals including Thanksgiving feast, Christmas shows at two theaters, Ripley’s Aquarium with behind-the-scenes tour. Call Barbara at Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

The CCC Experience ‘100th anniversary of the National Parks Service’ — 3-5 p.m. Nov. 19: Log cabin living on the Blue Ridge, a day’s work simulations, CCC documentary, “Did you thrive?” game, Thanksgiving camp meal served at 5 p.m. Tickets $10 at Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004 or http://tinyurl.com/h4swskq

 

Call for vendors

Christmas craft and vendor show — Nov. 19-20: At Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendor spots info and application at rowancountyfair.net or 704-640-2326.

Call for film makers

NC Museum of History accepting entries for 2017 Film Festival — Deadline March 1, 2017 for May 12-13 festival: Third annual Longleaf Film Festival, the best of state, regional and international short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films. Cash prizes. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com

 

Call for performers

Concert Choir begins rehearsal season —Practice 7:30 p.m. Mondays: Singing Verdi’s Requiem with the Salisbury Symphony. Rehearsals at St. John’s Lutheran Church choir room.

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

From Our Hands Holiday Craft Show — Nov. 15-Dec. 31: Rivers Gallery, Albemarle. All sales handled by the gallery and Stanley County Arts Guild, so you are not required to be on hand. Entry fees $35-65. All commissions go to support the Stanley County Arts Guild. Information at 704-983-4278. Download application from FallingRiversGallery.com

Twin City Artisans annual holiday show — Dec. 1-3: Event uses central check out, so you are not required to be on hand. Entry cost is $125 for three days. Held at Masonic Center, 4537 County Club Road, Winston-Salem. Entry deadline Nov. 18. Info at 336-655-6371. Download entry from twincityartisansnc.com

Ongoing call for sculpture artists — The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir seek sculptors for annual outdoor sculpture sales gallery. Application form and details at http://www.caldwellarts.com/245-tuckers-gallery/. Sculptures are placed in the gallery for one year. 828-754-2486.

 

Call for volunteers 

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

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Looking for volunteers to take veterans to hospital appts. Inquire at VAMC Salisbury volunteer office or contact Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

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

 

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