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Roundabout — What’s happening Dec. 15-21

Theater

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ — Dec.  16-17 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 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

Closing Weekend for  PPT’s ‘Elf: The Musical’ — Only four shows left, tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Saturday 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 tickets piedmontplayers.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 

FirstARTS of FUMC annual Fridays@First Series — 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.

Christmas extravaganza — 6 p.m. Sunday:  Local band Vertical Praise in concert in  a special “theatre style” evening at Main Street Baptist Church, 1615 N Main St. China Grove. With refreshments. Please bring non- perishable food items to be donated to Main Street Mission in China Grove. Main Street Baptist is on highway 29 across from Grove Supply.

Josh Sanders at Cauble Creek — 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15: Performing at the annual Cauble Creek Vineyard Christmas Party.  $5 cover. 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

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)

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Tribute to Bert W. Oestreicher, for whom the Big Band Bash first began. Hedrick Auditorium at Catawba College. Opens with a stage presentation by SSO Big Band then dinner and dancing the Crystal Ballroom. Individual tickets $100; tables for eight or ten available. www.salisburysymphony.org

Kruger Brothers coming to The Davis — 4 and 8 p.m. Jan. 7: Originally from Switzerland, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger were inspired by Flat and Scruggs, Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.Tickets $30 at http://cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2753. 65 Union St. South, Concord.

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 — • Air Supply, Jan. 13 • Yes, Feb. 3 • Purple Reign The Prince Tribute Show, Feb. 18 • Michael Bolton, Feb. 24 •  Comedian Rodney Carrington, March 25 • Alice Cooper, April 29  • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Dec 30: Concert 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

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

This & That 

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 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. 15: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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 

Second annual Jacques’ New Years Eve Gala —  9 p.m. Dec. 31:  1950s Enchantment Under the Sea themed prom at Lee Street Theatre. Hosted by Jacques Belliveau of Comics at Fault. Music by Paper Wasps. Food by Mambo Grill, cash bar by New Sarum Brewery. Ring in the new year supporting a great cause: proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and the Terrie Hess House. Tickets $30 at www.eventbrite.com

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Tribute to Bert W. Oestreicher, for whom the Big Band Bash first began. Hedrick Auditorium at Catawba College. Opens with a stage presentation by SSO Big Band then dinner and dancing the Crystal Ballroom. Individual tickets $100; tables for eight or ten available. www.salisburysymphony.org

12th annual Oyster Roast for Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 28 : We are steaming up the F&M Trolley Barn with oysters and shrimp by Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman and pulled pork sliders from College Barbecue, dessert by Cold Stone Creamery. Also silent auction and dancing. All proceeds support Waterworks’ educational and outreach programs. Tickets $85 pp/ $80 pp, members, available online at www.waterworks.org Additional information at 704-636-1882.

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.  16: South African Wines with Andy Woolgar, Rickety Bridge Winery. $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. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 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. — 4:30-10 p.m. Dec, 18: Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin. Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@facebook.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Friday: Dale Mills and Danny and Eva Castevens with all Bluegrass Christmas songs. 704-278-4070.

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: Deejay • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Age 25+. 704-870-8689, Facebook.

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: Holy Hip Hop night with Greg Luster Sr. aka ICE, Gabe Silver and Da Gift. 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. 16: Java Jam Open Mic hosted by CJ Peters. 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, Dec. 17: Featuring Salisbury’s own ‘new-grass’ performers ‘No.9 Coal.’ 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

 Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Dec. 23: Santapalooza Open Jam Session.  Wear your Santa hat, reindeer antlers, jingle bells and jamming until the clock says it’s Christmas Eve. Don’t have a Santa hat?  We have hats for the first 25 people. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Two big holiday nights at J.C. Price Post 107 — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 25 and Dec. 31: Music by DJ Fresh, refreshments,  doorprizes, raffles. $10. Causal dress to impress. Must be 21 with proper ID. Security present. Info at 704-640-1893 or 704-640-0877.

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

Beginner’s Beekeeping School —  7-9 pp.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 17 – Mar. 14 at the Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension on Old Concord Road. 9-week class sponsored by The Rowan Co. Beekeepers and Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension. Where new beekeepers can learn basic skills and established beekeepers can learn more.  Taught by RCBA Master Beekeeper Bryan Fisher and Journey Beekeepers Marcel Renn and Randy Cox. $60 includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, membership into RCBA and field day event TBA. Pre-registration required.  Mail check to RCBA, PO Box 771, Salisbury, NC 28145 with  name, address, phone number, e-mail. Info: Randy Cox 704-798-4501 or Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension  704-216-8970.

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

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. See www.spotlightdancescene.com

Community Drum Circle — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 6: Bring a drum or other rhythm instrument.  Some loaners available.  No experience needed.  Free; donations accepted. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church.

Cultivating Peace through  Creative Practice —  10-4:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Introduction to SoulCollage  cards to nurture intuition and mindfulness. $50, 5 person min/12 person max. Partial scholarships available. Pre-registration required at 704-647-0999. Held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St.

Eight-week pottery class — Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 12-March 2: Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques will be taught. Cost: $200, clay and glazes provided. Instructor: Keith Meyers. At Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, Email pottery101nc@gmail.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

Auditions

St. Thomas Players auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — 7 p.m. Jan. 8-9:  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

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Tatyana Shurtz exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. —  6-9 p.m. Dec. 16: Opening reception featuring a virtual reality presentation. 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: Salisbury’s Eric Ward.  704-633-1246.

Salisbury Business Center — RCCC’s Fine Arts Department student exhibit “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Exhibit openthrough Feb. 28. At 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusinesscenter.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 

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.org

Call for artists

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

Caldwell Arts Council seeks artists — Accepting portfolios for possible 2018 exhibitions. Submit  at http://com/157-guidelines/ by Jan. 31, 2017. Deliver  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

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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