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Roundabout: What’s Happening Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Viva Las Vegas brings the Vegas strip to Salisbury.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Viva Las Vegas: Musical Revue’ Jan. 26-28.

Theater

Tonight: Opening Night for PPT’s ‘Act One’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Join the cast for a complimentary reception on the third floor of the Meroney following the opening performance. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Viva Las Vegas: Musical Revue’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28: Musical revue inspired by the sounds of the Vegas strip. Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.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,

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4; also 2:30 p.m. March 5: The story of Anne Frank, a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust. $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Music Man’ — April 21-May 7: Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.

Piedmont Players Theatre season tickets — piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

Lee Street theatre season tickets — www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Music & more 

Tonight: The Trailblazers in concert — 7 p.m. Jan. 26: Acoustic/bluegrass band. Messenger Room in the Rowan Museum. $10 admission at the door, no advanced tickets • Jan. 27: Trailblazers will open for the Kruger Brothers in Wilkesboro.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: 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

Let Your Voice Be Heard with ‘Downtown Beats’ — 6-7 p.m. Jan. 30: An opportunity to sing your heart out, feel more connected to your community, have fun and meet people? An impromptu chorus presented by Rowan Public Library. The community sing requires no experience or extended commitment and is free of charge. Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters. The impromptu chorus meets on the last Monday of each month, January through April. Contact Abigail Hardison at 704-216-8248 or Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

The annual Little Roy and Lizzy Show — 7 p.m. Jan. 28: At the James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy. Sponsored by the West Montogomery Lions Club. Reserve tickets $20, general admission $15. Call 704-985-6987. All proceeds benefit Lions charitable projects.

Castlebay at RPL Tuesday — 7 p.m. Jan. 31: Castlebay to perform “Robert Burns, Man, Myth, Music.” Some songs in English, most will be in Scots. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine Concert Series. Held in Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Free, open to the public. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or www.castlebay.net

Jim Avett on stage at The Davis — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Folk, country, gospel and original story-telling ballads. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St., South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets $20 at 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Jim Quick and Coastline live in concert — 8 p.m. Feb. 3: AmVets Post 460, 285 Lakeside Drive. Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets $10 each, cash or check only. Food and drink available for purchase. BYO, setups $2. (704) 633-5018

Kyle Petty joins in the Symphony Family Concert — 4 p.m. Feb. 4: Kyle Petty, race car driver and son of Richard and Lynda Petty. Other special performers are Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus, members of Rowan All-County Band, and Rowan Youth Orchestra.

Ticket info at www.salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314.

Lee Street theatre presents Mipso: Live in Concert — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4: Indie folk band Mipso, originally from Chapel Hill. Tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Lee Street theatre presents Classic Country Concert — 7:30 p.m. March 17: With Salisbury’s own Graham Carlton, Tripp Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, Matthew Weaver. Tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

History 

‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit opening reception — 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29: Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum displaying Cheerwine’s Logo on merchandise produced through the years. Available for viewing at the museum until December 2017. 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

The History of Gold Mining in NC — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31: By Gold Hill’s Vivian Hopkins, NC Humanities Council Road Scholar. Held at Uwharrie Conference Center, 152 W. Main St., downtown Albemarle. Presented by the Stanly County Historical Society. To register, call 704-986-3755 or visit historicstanly.org and select Event Registration tab.

‘Spinning History: The Rise and Fall of North Carolina’s Textiles Industry’ — 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7: Historic Salisbury Foundation presents Peter Coclanis, professor of History at UNC- Chapel Hill. RSVP to 704-636-0103 or office@historicsalisbury.org by Feb. 1.

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

13th Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 27-29: Thousands of square feet of products and services plus HGTV ‘s Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak. Adults 17+ $8.50; 16 & under free; seniors 65+ $7.50, active military free with ID. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com

Astronomical Society of Rowan — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28: Jack Howard will speak, plus a moment of remembrance for the late Larry Karriker, former vice president of the club, and late beloved mascot “Lilly.” 1920 Deal Road, 704-855-1591, www.astrowan.org

NC Rowan County Anime Group — New time 3-5 p.m. Jan. 29: Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes, 1811 Jake Alexander Blvd W. In case of bad weather the meeting is automatically cancelled. http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Visit Horizons Unlimited — 4-6 p.m. Jan. 31: At the Refinery, examine the science of crystals, explore snowflakes and practice your coding skills. Also discover sights in our January sky and enjoy a fulldome show in the planetarium. 1636 Parkview Circle. Free admission; donations accepted. 704-639-3004.

Band dances at the Y — 7-10 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 4: Second Time Around Band • Saturday, Feb. 18: Delmoninco Band with line dancing • Bring a covered dish. $8 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Salisbury Gun & Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4-5: Family friendly, lots of free parking. In the old JC Penny at West End Plaza (Old Salisbury Mall). $7, children 11 and under free. Two day passes $10. 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W., 704-798-6162.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum  —•  “New” Downton Abbey Club at 2 p.m. every Thursday until all six seasons have been shown. Tea and cookies served • Jan. 28: American Girl Doll “Grace”event. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, NC • 704-762-9359 www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

Comedy

Charlotte’s first ever comedy festival — Jan. 27-28: Queen City Comedy and Acting Out Studio host a weekend of improv, sketch, and stand-up. More than 25 acts include Robot Johnson, Now Are the Foxes, Mom’s Adhesive. Also workshops taught by local and regional instructors. Tickets at www.queencitycomedy.com

16th annual ‘Laugh for the Cure’ — 7:15 p.m. March 9: Craig Shoemaker and Jason Allen King perform at the McGlohon Theater. Survivor reception, VIP cocktail reception, complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, silent and live auctions, entertainment, full-length PG-13 comedy show. VIP ticket $80; general admission $65 at www.carolinatix.org/laugh

 

Fundraisers 

Scouting for Food —Starting Jan. 28: Local Scout troops will hand out bags to collect food donations. Bags will be collected on Feb. 4 and donations will go to Rowan Helping Ministries. Email Ann Barber at annbarber739@gmail.com for more info.

12th annual Oyster Roast for Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 28: Oysters and shrimp, pulled pork sliders, dessert. Also silent auction and dancing. Proceeds support Waterworks’ educational and outreach programs. At the F&M Trolley Barn. $85 pp/ $80 members. Info at 704-636-1882. Tickets at www.waterworks.org

Empty Bowls — 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9: Fundraiser to raise awareness and funds in our battle to end hunger in Rowan County. Soup dinner. Proceeds support Rowan Helping Ministries. At North Hills Christian School. $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family. Info at 704-637-6838. Tickets at www.rowanhelpingministries.org

29th annual Shamrock 5k/10k run and fun walk — March 4: Run through historic Mocksville to help support a Storehouse for Jesus. Sponsored by St. Francis Church. Online registration closes noon, Mar.4. Register at www.ShamrockRunNC.com. In person registration closes the day before or day of race. 336-751-2973.

Concord on Canvas — March 10: Original paintings created by area high school and professional artists auctioned off to benefit art programs in Cabarrus County High Schools. Ticket includes A Taste of Downtown Concord. Held at the Bridge Building at Gibson Mill. $35. See http://www.concorddowntown.com/

Center for Faith & the Arts Gala — 7 p.m.-midnight March 11: Entertainment by Catawba Danceworks, Rowan Youth Symphony. $75 per person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, entertainment, open bar. Tickets available at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. Held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

Rhythm & Run 5K — 6:30 p.m. April 7: Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 203 West Ave., Kannapolis. Early registration $20 by Feb. 24; $25 Feb. 25-April 6; race day $30. Register at https://racesonline.com/events/rhythm-and- run-5k

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Oak Ridge Winery of California Wine Tasting. A selection of wines from the oldest operating winery in Lodi, California. $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 Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 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. — 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. $10 presale/$15 at the door. 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. Sundays: Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • 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: 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.

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 by Thru Flyte, Fool’s Gold, Les Little and Steve Beiderman. The Inn is a contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mario’s Restaurant, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland — Friday night Bluegrass.  704-278-4444, www.facebook.com/Mariosbarberjunction

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20: Java Jam weekly Open Mic. All are welcome, musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 7 p.m. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Hotspot Concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 28:. 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

Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13: Free annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing visual and performing arts. Juried art show, musical entertainment, food, children’s area, outside beer and wine fest. http://www.concorddowntown.com

 

Classes

Chrismon classes — 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2-3-4: Chrismon classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop. Each day three levels will be taught. Call for reservations and more info at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

9-week Beginner’s Beekeeping School — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 17-March 14: $60 includes handouts, book, membership, field day event. 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. Held at Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension, 704-216-8970.

Great Women and Men United present Queens in Training — 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 14 • March 2 and 23 • April 4 and 12 • May 2 and 23. An empowerment group for young ladies age 8-17 for teenage girls to be empowered through discussions, trainings, meetings, workshops and programs aimed towards bringing back the fundamental essence of being a lady. Hurley Room Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Info: contact Chariel Dye (Minnette Smith) 704-738-7077.

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays: $4 per person. Country Couples Circle Dance, Line Dance, Contra, 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 ww.spotlightdancescene.com

Lee Street acting courses — • Acting Stylish, Sundays 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 29-April 23: Intermediate course explores five styles of performance. Pre-requisite: Meisner Intensive;

• Meisner Intensive, Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 30-April 1: Twelve-week course explores impulse work as applied to repetition exercises; for all levels;

• Beginning Acting for Teens (ages 14-17), Mondays 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30-April 23: Introduction to basic skill s.

$250 one-time fee for each. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exams — 9:30 a.m. Saturdays March 11, May 13, Sept. 16, Nov. 18. W4VEC VEC Amateur Radio Exams Technician through Extra Class. $12 testing fee. Held at Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road.

 

Speakers & forums

Tonight: Stanton to speak at Alzheimer’s Support meeting — 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Louanne Stanton on grieving the death of a relationship, the effects of Alzheimer’s, and how families can cope. Meeting includes light meal, held at The Lodge at Trinity Oaks. Free, but RSVP to Teresa Dakins 704-603-2776.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 1 p.m. Feb. 2: Leo Scarpati, associate state director, on “What is AARP: Who are we, What we do, and Why we are vital to Seniors?” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+ , $4 per year.

An evening with the Benham Brothers — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Twin brothers David and Jason Benham, former professional baseball players, bestselling authors, speakers, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Faith Baptist Church, 203 N Main St. Info: 704-279-3629 or https://www.facebook.com/faithbaptistfaith/

Free programs at the Y — • Feb. 10: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Novant-Heart health screening. Free,must register • Feb. 15: 3 p.m. Diabetes – How to Eat. Free, must register • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. West • Feb. 22: Noon at The Laurels of Salisbury, “Fall Prevention.” Covered dish, free, sign up at 704-636-0111. Visit www.rowanymca.org to learn more.

 

Home & Garden

Rowan Redbuds Garden Club — 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26: Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Guests welcome. Kim Fahs, president, 704-754-8905.

Slow Food Piedmont’s sixth annual Seed Swap & Potluck at Old Salem — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 28: Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. Free, open to all, includes pot luck lunch. Local experts on hand. Bring a dish to share, a permanent marker, containers for seeds. Info: email slowfoodpiedmont@gmail.com or visit Slow Food Piedmont on Facebook.

 

Auditions

PPT musical auditions for ‘Sister Act’ — 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31: Held on the 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show dates March 16-25. See available roles at www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Art 

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday: At Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; a nonprofit made up of aspiring artists of every skill level. Those interested in art and over 18 years of age are welcome.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Feb. 9: “Modern Remembrance of Things Past.” Galleries open 6-9 p.m. and program 7-8 p.m. The art of Lisa Casperson, inspired by a trip to Dachau. 7 p.m. artists talk by Jack Stein of Concord on his father’s experiences in the Holocaust. Programming complements upcoming St. Thomas Player’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” • The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss exhibit runs through March 3. 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

New Group Exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — 8 artists “Group Exhibit” runs Jan. 26-March 25. Meet the artists reception Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Just a few steps from the new Morgan Ridge Rail Walk. 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 open through 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 — Group show of four regional artists. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Winter Juried Art Exhibition through February at Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., 704-663-6661, www.magart.org

 

Trips 

Livingstone College vs. Winston-Salem — Jan. 28: Bus trip to basketball game. Depart from Trinity Baptist Church on Caldwell Street.

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. Feb. 24: Southern Spring Show. $25/ $30 non-member • 9 a.m. March 21: Flight Museum, includes plane that landed in the Hudson River • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Trip info and reservations 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org

Davie County Senior Services trip to Pigeon Forge — May 9-11: Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg open again after forest fires. See three shows, tour local attractions and shops. Call Barbara at Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

Call for vendors

37th Jiggy with the Piggy — The City of Kannapolis is seeking vendors for annual event May 5-6. Limit 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. Information/registration at kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy

 

Call for film makers

NC Museum of History accepting entries for 2017 Film Festival — Deadline March 1 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

Rehearsals for Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m.: Rearsals for spring concert “Sounds of the Jungle,” Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome with a simple audition for new singers. Director Matthew Newton (Catawba graduate). Info at 704-796-9683.

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

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 in the gallery for one year. 828-754-2486 email info@caldwellarts.com

Caldwell Arts Council seeks artists — Accepting portfolios for 2018 exhibitions. Submit at http://com/157-guidelines/ by Jan. 31. Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir. office@caldwellarts.com

Call for volunteers 

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 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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