Roundabout — What’s Happening Nov. 10-16
'The Boxcar Children' opens Friday
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
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.
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
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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, email@example.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
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
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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