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Roundabout — What’s happening around here Nov. 24-30

Theater

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

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’ — Dec. 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 11, 17 at 2:30 p.m. Join the cast for a complimentary reception in the Norvell lobby following the opening performance. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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, held at Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium. Adults $22-$40, children 17 and under $12 -$22.50. See PiedmontDanceTheatre.com

Piedmont Players Theatre season ticketspiedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

Lee Street theatre season ticketswww.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25: Concert by MJ and Friends followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Jeff Whittington Holiday Show at The Davishttp://cabarrusartscouncil.org — 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.

FirstARTS of FUMC annual Fridays@First Series — Each Friday in December • Dec. 2: renowned tenor Jeffrey Price and pianist Matthew Manwarren with the music of Handel, Schubert, other popular seasonal favorites • Dec. 9: Oboist Mark Biggam and pianist Matthew Michael Brown • Dec. 17: Organ recital featuring Jacqueline Yost • All concerts are 30 minutes and are free. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. , 704- 636-3121.

Trey Calloway at AmVets Post 460 — 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 3: Live performance at AmVets Post 460, 285 Lakeside Drive. Tickets $10 each, cash or check. Chistmas dinner plate available for $7. Doors open 5 p.m. For more information call 704-870-8777.

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 goes 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 — • Dec. 16: Rowan Big Band • Tickets at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Celtic Woman, Dec. 9 • Air Supply, Jan. 13 • Purple Reign The Prince Tribute Show, Feb. 18 • Michael Bolton, Feb. 24 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

History 

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

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

 

This & That 

Twin City Artisans annual art and craft show — Dec. 1-3: At the new Masonic Lodge in Winston Salem. Includes metalsmith Chris Joss of Lexington, kaleidoscope artist Sue Davis of Salisbury, quilling artist Dorlyn Gibson. Masonic Center, 4537 Country Club Road. Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 336-655-6371 or www.twincityarticansnc.com

A Sunday Stroll in Salisbury — Dec. 4: Starts with brunch at Emma’s at around 11 a.m. Nine participating shops will be open noon-5 p.m. Ends with a wine tasting at the Salisbury Wine Shop. Emial info@statelyhomesusa.com

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 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/ncrowancountyanime/info

Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Monthly Peace Circle — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Community based initiative for open and honest dialogue. First Tuesdays at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 (second Fridays monthly): Live music with the band Night Train. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

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

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $7 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Health screenings at the Y — 2 p.m Dec. 13: Pre-register for free health screening at 704-636-0111.

 

Blood drive

American Red Cross Blood drive at the Y — 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.,Dec. 20: J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

 

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 • Bella Jayde Boutique. Collection coordinated by Kate Gregory, who is 9 years old.

Faithful Friends second annual Pawbrokers — 5-8 p.m Dec. 2 and 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 3: Jewelry party at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St.. Free admission. 100% of proceeds go to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. www.faithfulfriendsnc.org/events

Salisbury Swing Band for Rowan Helping Ministries — 7-10p.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.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Leftovers Wine Tasting with Stephanie. Wines to drink with what you didn’t finish on Thanksgiving. $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 Coffee Co. — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 13: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes. Every second Tuesday. $15 per person. 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, firewateratsalisbury@facebook.com

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

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25: Java Jam Open Mic hosted by local favorite blues-woman Sue McHugh. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Hotspot Concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26: Featuring Danny Franklin, the walking juke-box. 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

 

Classes

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: $4 per person. Renee Collins will teach Country Couples Circle Dance, Line Dance, Contra and more. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 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 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.

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.

 

Auditions

PPT auditions for ‘Act One’ — 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6: Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Third floor of the Meroney Theater. Show dates Jan. 26-Feb. 4. 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 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “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

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.. 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 — “New Approach,” first solo show at ClearWater for artist Louise Farley. On exhibit through Dec. 31. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, http://www.clearwaterartists.com

Cabarrus Arts Guild — Annual Fall Judged Show of paintings, photography, fiber- and 3-D art. On display through December. Guild Gallery and Gift Shop (lower level), 11 Union St., Concord. 704-795-1901, www.cabarrusartguild.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 704-636-8900.

Travel with the YMCA — • 3 p.m. Dec. 6: Billy Graham’s Library for Christmas, taking a motor coach for the evening; open to the public. Members $17, others $22 • 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

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.

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.

 

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.orgopenmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

From Our Hands Holiday Craft Show — Through Dec. 31: Rivers Gallery, Albemarle. 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 Stanley County Arts Guild. Info 704-983-4278. Download application from FallingRiversGallery.com

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

Caldwell Arts Council seeks artists for 2018 exhibitions — Currently accepting portfolios for possible exhibitions in 2018. Details for submitting at http://com/157-guidelines/. Portfolios accepted through Jan. 31, 2017. Delivered or mail to Caldwell Arts Council Exhibit Selection Committee, 601 College Ave. SW (PO Box 1613), Lenoir NC 28645.

 

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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