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Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 2-8

Theater

Closing Weekend for PPT’s ‘Act One’ — Shows tonight thru Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. For tickets call 704-633-5471, or online at piedmontplayers.com

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.

Catawba College’s Blue Masque presents ‘The Children’s Hour’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-25: Lillian Hellman’s story of scandal and hysteria. Adults $12/students $10. Hedrick Theatre, Catawba Theatre. Tickets 704-637-4481, www.catawba edu/theatretix or at the door.

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.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and 24-25. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Tickets go on sale Feb 13. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Music & more 

Tonight: 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.

Salisbury Swing Band kicks off 10th anniversary season — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11: SSB is the featured entertainment at the 2017 Valentine’s Dinner and Dance in Denver, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 10389. Annual event features meal and dancing. At Holy Spirit Church Parish Activity Center in Denver. Doors open at 6 p.m., Dinner at 6:30. Tickets $35. Proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets and info at Jeff DiCosmo, 704-489-9756.

FirstARTS Series presents — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17: The Merling Trio from Western Michigan University (piano, violin, and cello) . First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Free and open to the public. Info at 704-636-3121.

Let Your Voice Be Heard with ‘Downtown Beats’ — 6-7 p.m. Feb. 27: Communty sing impromptu chorus presented by Rowan Public Library. No experience or extended commitment and is free of charge. Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters. Meet the last Monday of each month, Jan.-April. Contact Abigail Hardison at 704-216-8248 or Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

History 

Kannapolis History Associates hosts Wally Safrit — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6: K-Town’s very own Wally Safrit on “Camp Elliott.” A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

‘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.

Rowan History Club ‘Neely School: Saving Grandpa’ — 7 p.m. Feb. 14: Mary Grissom on preserving the history and legacy of the Neely School and the family that established a learning environment for African-American children in the early 1900s near China Grove. Short history talk and discussion with light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2 and 9: Bring your favorite board game. Free and family-friendly. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Community drum circle — 6:-8 p.m. Feb. 3: At Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. Free; donations accepted.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum February events — • 2 p.m. Thursdays: Downton Abbey Club; • 1-3 p.m. Feb. 4: Children’s scrapbooking event. $20 per child. RSVP to 704-762-9359; • 2-4 p.m. Feb. 11: Meet African American Artists Delores Medlin & Elijah D. Belton Opening of Stephen Mayo’s, Antique Wood Toy Collection; • 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18: Murder, Mystery and Storytelling with Jan McCanless storytelling and presentation. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

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, 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.

Cirque Mundial — Feb. 4-5: Saturday shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday shows 2 and 6 p.m. Indoors at new facility at 1560 Julian Road. Clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists. Amazing talent from around the world. Adults $12; 2 for $20. Children free. See rowancountyfair.net/

Monthly Peace Circle — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 and every first Tuesday: Community based initiative for open and honest dialogue. 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, Feb. 10 (second Fridays): Live music with the band Ambush. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

Coffee with a Cop at Mean Mug — 9-10 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 14: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

President George Washington birthday celebration — 1:30-3 p.m., Feb. 18: Special showing of ‘Winter Patriots’ DVD from Mount Vernon. Guest speaker Sons of American Revolution Salisbury Chapte president, Franklin Merrell (Washington’s Spies). Event location and sponsor: American Legion Post 146, 412 N. Central Ave., Landis. Free. Info at 704-637-3718.

Catawba sponsors free community reading of King Lear — 7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 21, 28, and March 7, 14, 21: The group will read one act each week at Downtown Catawba, Plaza Building, Suite 103, 100 W. Innes St. Led by Dr. Bethany Sinnott, Catawba’s retired Shakespeare professor. Participants sit in a circle and read aloud each scene before discussing it briefly. Info at bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.

Coming to the Rowan County Fairgrounds — • Feb. 18: Toy Hobby Sportscard and Nascar Show. • March 18-19: Randy’s Antique event. • March 25-26: CBA Swap meet and Bike Show. • March 8-9: Sunny Day’s Craft and Vendor Show. Info: Peggy Brown, 336-880-3554. See Call For Vendors for booth info.

Salisbury Rowan Newcomers Club — noon-4 p.m. Feb. 22: Game and card party to benefit Food for Thought, at Salisbury Civic Center, Martin Luther King Blvd., salisburynewcomers.com

 

Comedy

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.

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 4: Open house and $1 jewelry sale. 220 Grace Church Road. 704-633-1722, www.faithfulfriendsnc.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

St. Paul’s annual Cruise ’n Barbecue — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29: Poker Cruise: 9 a.m. Port-a-Pit chicken, music, cruise-in, raffles & door prizes noon-4 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road. Info at Timdeal@bellsouth.net or www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue or 704-239-1172.

American Children’s Home 19th annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20: 12 classes plus specialty awards. Register 8 a.m.-noon, $20 entry. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, deejay, food, local vendors, silent auction, Kids Zone activities. Free spectator admission and parking. Proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call the campus Home. Info at ecrews@ach-nc.org

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 2: Sixth Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting with Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley and paired chocolates by Chocolatier Jean Luc Barrucand of Concord. $30/person, Prepaid reservations only • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3: Syrah Wine Tasting with Stephanie focusing on Syrah and Syrah blends from around the world. $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.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. — 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting. We will be tasting a variety of red and white wines, matched with tapas-style food pairings designed to enhance your wine-tasting experience. Each attendee will receive a free Valentine’s gift. $15/person. RSVP to reserve your spot at 704-754-4615. 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: 13th Tribe and Strength Betrayed (need SB pic) . 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 — 6:30-8 p.m. 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, Feb. 3: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by Jamie Slate. All are welcome, musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 7 p.m. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Super Sunday concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4: Pre-Super Bowl concert with Rockers BMo Brines and Denise Steindl are DM2. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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

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 www.spotlightdancescene.com

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

Today: 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.

Tonight: 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/

Historic Gold Hill annual meeting — Feb. 6: Doors 6:30 p.m. program 7 p.m. Speaker James Meacham, CEO of Rowan County CVB, Russell-Rufty Memorial Shelter. Also, a business meeting, Preservation Awards presentation, social hour with refreshments. Info at 704-267-9439 or www.HistoricGoldHill.com

AAUW Lecture Series — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9: Dr. Jim Epperson, Catawba College professor emeritus of theatre arts, on how Readers Theatre works, followed by Phoenix Readers performance. Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., ground entrance at rear of church. Info http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

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.

 

Auditions

PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: Specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming production of ‘Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing.’ Cost: $40. Only 25 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT youth auditions for ‘Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22: By author Judy Blume. Auditions consist of a cold read from the script. By appointment only. Only 25 spots per time slot. Show dates: March 30-April 8. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre auditions For ‘Boeing Boeing’ — 7 p.m. March 26-27: Classic French farce set in the 1960s. Directed by Brad Stephenson. Performance dates May 18-20 and 25-27. Scripts available for perusal at 329 N. Lee St., or visit www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.

 

Art 

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.

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16: At Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; for age 18 and over.

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 Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Just a few steps from the new Morgan Ridge Rail Walk.704-469-2781, www.railwalkgallery.com

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Salisbury’s Eric Ward. 704-633-1246.

Last day of exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — Feb. 28: RCCC’s Fine Arts Department student exhibit “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Exhibit open through Feb. 28. At 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • Feb. 4: Last day of “Personal Geometry” exhibit • Feb. 11-May 20: “A Sense of Place,” features Harriet Hoover’s Family Fruit, sculptures, drawings, and performance; • Contemporary Southern photography titled The Do Good Fund; • Ann Marie Kennedy, New Work, installation and works on paper. • 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 

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

Steam powered train excursions — April 8-9: The N.C. Transportation Museum and Virginia Museum of Transportation offers a full day excursion, pulled by the iconic Class J #611 steam locomotive, to Lynchburg, Va., and also two half day excursions, one to Charlotte and another to Greensboro. Full details at www.nctrans.org or 1-844-613-0611.

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

Toy Hobby Sportscard and Nascar Show — Feb. 18: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Info randall.bar43@yahoo.com

Randy’s Antique event — March 18-19: Call 704-425-9838. Held at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Info randall.bar43@yahoo.com

CBA Swap meet and Bike Show — March 25-26: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Info randall.bar43@yahoo.com

Sunny Day’s Craft and Vendor Show — March 8-9: At the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Info: Peggy Brown, 336-880-3554.

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

 

Call for performers

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB is 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. www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486, email info@caldwellarts.com

 

Call for volunteers 

Mannequin Challenge — 1st Friday on March 3, 5-9 p.m. Contact info@downtownsalisburync.com or 704-637-7814

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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