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Roundabout — What’s happening Dec. 1-7

Theater

Opens tonight: 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 presents ‘Elf: The Musical’ — 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

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.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ — Feb. 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. •  Feb. 12, 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m matinee. PG-13. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

 

Music & more 

Jeff Whittington Holiday Show at The Davis — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1: Evening of bluegrass and Christmas music. 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.

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda East Africa — Two performances in Salisbury of the “Oh What Love” live tour

• 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at North Gate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, in collaboration with Outreach Christian Ministries (info at 704-754-2709);

• 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd. (info at www.lifechurchnc.com)

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 • Yes, Feb. 3 • 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 

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. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Twin City Artisans annual art and craft show — Dec. 1-3: At the new Masonic Lodge in Winston Salem. Includes kaleidoscope artist Sue Davis of Salisbury. 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

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.

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. Email info@statelyhomesusa.com

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.

Car, truck and motorcycle Christmas Cruise In — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 10:  At Kannapolis Stadium. $5 per car, ladies and kids always free. Swap and show opens 7 a.m. 319 W. 12th St., Kannapolis, 704-267-5664, see Facebook.

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/ncrowancounty anime/info

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 

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. Tickets $15 at Rowanhelpingministries.org. All proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. Light refreshments. Each canned food item you bring will enter you into a raffle for a $50 Longhorn Giftcard. 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 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, Dec. 2:  Joyeux Noël French Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  A selection of French wines perfect for Christmas dinner and Christmas gifts.  $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.douglas vineyardswines.com or Facebook.

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 13: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. $15 per person. RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Live music with Aftermath, Tomorrowz End and Heavenly Armored. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday,  Dec. 2: Java Jam Open Mic hosted by Americana singer-songwriter Jamie Slate. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. 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, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Featuring Nashville Punk: Faron Brazis and Jay Corriher. 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

Fourth annual Wine About Winter — Feb. 3: 1st Friday downtown wine tasting crawl event. Must be 21 or over. Tickets $22.50 in advance at www.downtownwsalisburync.com

 

Classes

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.

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

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.

 

Auditions

PPT auditions for ‘Act One’ — 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6: Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds encouraged to audition. Auditions 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, Complete list of available roles at  www.PiedmontPlayers.com

St. Thomas Players auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — 7 p.m. Jan. 2-3:  Audition consists  of cold readings from the script. Claudia Galup directs. Show dates Feb. 23-March 4. Held at Lee Street theatre; Scripts are available for check-out at 329 N. Lee St. Info: Jennifer Hubbard at jen4hubbard@aol.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. Wednesday, Thursday. 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: Salisbury’s Eric Ward.  704-633-1246.

New exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — 6-8p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8: Public invited to RCCC’s Fine Arts Department student exhibit “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Exhibit open Dec. 1-Feb. 28. At 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness center.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — “Personal Geometry” 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” by  Louise Farley. Through Dec. 31. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, 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 

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

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.

 

Call for vendors

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 or www.facebook.com/LongleafFilmFestival

 

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 — Accepting portfolios for possible 2018 exhibitions. Submit  at http://com/157-guidelines/ by Jan. 31, 2017. Delivered or mail to Caldwell Arts Council Exhibit Selection Committee, 601 College Ave. SW (PO Box 1613), Lenoir NC 28645 or email to office@caldwellarts.com

 

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 or email hps@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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