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Roundabout: What’s happening around here Nov. 17-23

Theater

Closing weekend for Lee Street and Catawba’s ‘Reefer Madness’ — Nov. 10-12 and 17-19. Lee Street Theatre. Tickets $20 at 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Closing weekend for PPT Youth Theatre’s‘The Boxcar Children’ — Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Tickets at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre presents ‘10 Minutes till Christmas: 9th Annual New Play Festival’ — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-10: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT’s ‘Elf: The Musical’ — Public tickets go on sale Nov 28. Show dates Dec. 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 11 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ — Dec. 1-3, 9-10, 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4, 11, 18 at 2:30 p.m. Cross between classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of favorite Broadway show tunes. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org 

Carson High School presents ‘White Christmas The Musical’ — Dec. 15-18: 120-student production as well as four elementary school choirs. for ticket information call Carson High School, 290 Kess Venture Drive, China Grove ,704-855-7297.

‘The Nutcracker’ — Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and 18 at 2:30 p.m.: Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Piedmont Dance Theatre present the family classic, at Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium. Reserve ticket info at salisburysymphony.org

Music & more 

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.

Jeff Whittington Holiday Show at The Davis — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1: Evening of bluegrass and Christmas music hosted by Jeff Whittington, NC Banjo Champion. 65 Union St. South, Concord. Tickets $16 at http://cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2753.

USO Troupe Holiday Show at The Davis — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5: A repertoire of holiday and Broadway songs. A portion of the sales from this show will go toward the support of USO programs. 65 Union St. South, Concord. Tickets $15 at http://cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2753.

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 

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

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

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

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Dec. 8: Show & Share, Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

This & That 

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

Millers Ferry Fire Dept. Christmas Craft Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3: Christmas craft event. 2650 Long Ferry Road, info at firemom114@yahoo.com

Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday: 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

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.

 

Fundraisers 

Hotdog sale fundraiser — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 19: Intersection of Old Concord Road and Hwy 152 (Bostian Heights) to benefit local 2-year-old with Spina bifida plus a newborn with rare skin disease Ichthyosis. Coordinated by 9- and 10-year old Dylan and Dalton Lomax. To donate food or money call Donna, 704-637-2481 or 704-223-2115.

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.

Salisbury Swing Band for Rowan Helping Ministries — 7-10 p.m. Dec. 3: Swing into Christmas with the Salisbury Swing Band live at the Salisbury Civic Center. $15 tickets on sale now at Rowanhelpingministries.org. All proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. Sit back and enjoy the show or cut a rug on the dance floor. Light refreshments will be served. Each canned food item you bring will enter you into a raffle for a $50 Longhorn Giftcard. Sponsored by Gerry Wood Auto Group and the Hot Dog Shack. Info at 704-798-5840.

Tsunami Development Literacy Program third annual holiday mixer — 6 p.m. Dec. 10: At the Rowan Museum. Guest speaker basketball legend Phil Ford. Catered event with heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, silent auction. To enhancing the literacy skills of 3rd-5th graders in Rowan County. Tickets $50. Contact Dr. Yolanda Meade Byrd at 704- 267-8494 or drbyrdlcsw@yahoo.com

Collecting new Christmas toys for needy families — Collection site: The Family Closet 2 Consignment Shop, West End Plaza. Deadline for collection is Dec. 10. Sponsored by Doing the Word Bible Ministries, Patricia mcConneaughey, 704-267-9970.

Drag Me to Dinner — 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 22: At Sweet Meadow Café. Limited menu, first come, first serve dinner. Show at 7:30 p.m. Jamie Monroe and Cierra Nicole, Hostesses with the Mostest. Benefits Salisbury Pride 2017. $10 donation.

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18: Pinot Noir and Gamay wine tasting with Stephanie – two varietals perfect for your Thanksgiving feast. $5/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 — Stand up comedian Ryan Davis: Saturday, Nov. 19. Cover charge $20. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Brought to the city by Takeoff Promotions  • 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Minister/Recording Artist Anthony Ray (headliner) and Joi (feature artist). Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Music at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18: Java Jam Open Mic with host Orland Carra. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. • 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19: Hotspot Concert featuring Celtic musician Travis Hyll •• 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

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.

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

Yoga for a Healthy Spine workshop — 9-11 a.m. Nov. 19: No prior yoga experience necessary. Age 16 and up. $25 if paid by Nov. 11; $30 afterward. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. Register at www.spotlightdancescene.com. Questions? Contact Nye 704-560-6672 or coresourcehealing@gmail.com

After the Feast Friday Flow — 6:45-7:45 p.m. Nov. 25: $5. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. Register at www.spotlightdancescene.com

Holiday Restorative Yoga class — 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 17: Free, but bring 2 non-perishable foods for Rowan Helping Ministries. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. Register at www.spotlightdancescene.com

Meditation classes — 4 p.m. First and third Sundays. Donation only. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. See www.spotlightdancescene.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.

 

Auditions

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

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 

Tonight: Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 6-9 p.m.: Opening reception “Made by Loving Hands,” the art and joy of handmade objects featuring the work of the Olde Rowan Fiber Guild. 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

Trips 

Community Travelers going to Christmas City: McAdenville — Saturday, Dec. 17: For information and seat reservation contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-431-3974.

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

 

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.

Food and craft vendors for outdoor holiday event — 5-8 p.m. Dec. 17: No setup fee. Also seeking volunteers for live scenes and staging. Contact Melissa Curlee 704-638-6044 at Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury.

Antique and collectible vendors — Saturday-Sunday Dec. 3-4: Held at the fairgrounds; tables available inside and out. Call 704-425-9838 or 704-932-5071.

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 —Through 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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