Arts & entertainment news Dec. 8-14
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s annual Christmas concerts
Experience “A Jazz Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St.
The concert will also be presented at Milford Hills Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd., on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Find out more at Facebook/Salisbury-RowanChoralSociety
Happy’s Farm Western Town Christmas benefits the H.E.R.O. project
4-7 p.m. Dec. 10: $5 admission, no charge for Veterans. Proceeds benefit Happy’s Farm H.E.R.O. Project.
Horse ride, coloring station, western playground, hot dog and drink, jail arcade, Happy’s Express Train Wagon ride (with the Sweet Frogs). Visit Miss Stella’s Country Candy store, shop at Santa’s Western Village, enjoy the lights in the Western town and have roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate by the fire. Be sure to visit the Salute to Freedom Veteran’s Tunnel.
Located at 985 Parks Road, see www.happysfarm.org to learn more.
Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary Christmas open house
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10; Enjoy holiday refreshments, bring a donation for under the tree and spend time with the furry ones in the lobby. List of donation needs can be found at www.faithfulfriendsnc.org/wishlist
Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342
7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9: Live music with the band Night Train. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.
Josh Sanders at Cauble Creek
6-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15: Josh Sanders will be performing at the annual Cauble Creek Vineyard Christmas Party. $5 cover. 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Christmas in the Village schedule of events
GOLD HILL — Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and enjoy Historic Gold Hill’s Christmas charm at the annual Christmas in the Village event, Dec. 9-11. There will be light refreshments in each shop, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, Santa and more. Shops will be open until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. The village is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Christmas in the Village is sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, goldhillmerchants firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, shops open 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., serving light refreshments.
Bluegrass music at the Montgomery General Store from 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, shops open 11 a.m.-8 p.m., serving light refreshments.
Santa will be in the Village (photos are welcome) and hayrides to The Barn to see Santa are noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
There will be marshmallow roasting and storytelling at the Barn at 1 p.m.
Sunday, shops open 1-5 p.m., serving light refreshments.
Santa in the Village (photos welcome) Hayrides to Barn to See Santa: 2- 4 p.m.
Marshmallow Roasting at the Barn
A Cavalier Christmas
SPENCER — The event is hosted by FCA/SGA at North Rowan High School on Saturday, Dec 17 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. There will be food, fun, booths, music and toys.
For lunch: complete a registration form and return to NRHS office by Dec. 12.
Gifts: parent or guaradian will receive one gift for each child attending (grade 5 and under, while supplies last, first come first served)
Bicycle drawings: each child attending will receive one ticket to enter the drawings for a new Bicycle and helmet.
Food Box: one small box available per family present.
For more information or questions, call 704-636-7111.
LST’s ‘10 Minutes to Christmas’ — three performances left
Lee Street theatre hightails it into the holiday season with its 9th annual “10-Minute New Play Festival: 10 Minutes to Christmas.” Playing through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. nightly, it features six original 10-minute plays all centered around the holiday season. These six comedies highlight family and friendship and is directed and performed by local friends and neighbors.
Find ticket information at 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Watoto Children’s Choir to perform twice in Salisbury
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda East Africa will be presenting its brand new choir production titled “Oh What Love” in two free concerts.
• Outreach Christian Ministries Inc. in conjunction with NorthGate Church will host a performance on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at NorthGate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road.
• Life Church welcomes The Watoto African Children’s Choir on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. at 708 Jake Alexander Blvd. West.
The members of the Watoto Children’s Choir, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption and demonstrate that God desires to be a loving father to all mankind.
FirstARTS of FUMC annual Fridays@First Series
At noon on Fridays in December • 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.
Tonight: Rowan History Club
7 p.m. Dec. 8: Show & Share. Free; light refreshments will be served. Open to all. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use entrance in the back.
To learn more, call 704-633-5946 or visit www.rowanmuseum.org
Fort Dobbs Living History weekend
STATESVILLE — On Dec. 10-11, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse into the daily lives of French and Indian War soldiers in the winter of 1755. Historic interpreters representing the garrison of Fort Dobbs will present scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations as well as on-going displays of life in a winter military camp, including open fire cooking.
The free program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Sunday, will offer complimentary seasonal refreshments, including hot apple cider to visitors. For more information, call 704-873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org
‘Christmas Around the World’
ROCKWELL —“Dr. Rob” (Dwayne Robertson) will present “Christmas Around the World” on Sunday, a suite of musical vignettes on the Korg X-3 digital synthesizer, an instrument capable of 536 sounds. Listeners will be transported to 30 different places around the world to hear the sounds of Christmas—a blind saxophonist on a New Orleans street corner, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a string quartet in France, bagpipes in Scotland, steel drums in Jamaica.
The program will be presented during the 11 a.m. service at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Appreciation event for Mooresville Police
MOORESVILLE — Mooresville Arts will host an appreciation event for the Mooresville Police Department on Friday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Mooresville Visual Arts Depot on Main Street, held in conjunction with the American Watercolor Society’s Travel Exhibit on display at the Depot until Dec. 30.
The Mooresville Police Department has assisted Mooresville Arts during many events at the Depot.
The public is invited to visit with local law enforcement officers. Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 704-663-6661, www.magart.org