Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 9-15
Call for Volunteers
MLK Jr. Dream Park cleanup day — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11: The seven acres at 910 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.will become a park with walking trails, tennis courts, a soccer field and a community garden. Participants are encouraged to bring cutting tools like hatchets, machetes and swing blades. Contact Rev. Julius Koonce at 336-587-5764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mannequin Challenge — 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 3: At Downtown’s 1st Friday. Learn more at email@example.com or 704-637-7814.
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
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
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.
Charlotte Jazz Festival 2017 — April 20-23: Blumenthal Performing Arts’ jazz festival featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the leadership of Wynton Marsalis, at Levine Center for the Arts and Romare Bearden Park. Tickets at CharlotteJazzFestival.com, BlumenthalArts.org or 704-372-1000. Full schedule at CharlotteJazzFestival.com
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
‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through December 2017. 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
This & That
Tonight: Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 9: Bring your favorite board game. Free and family-friendly. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.
Tomorrow: Champagne Wishes and Pottery Dreams — 6-9pm. Feb. 10: Pottery 101’s annual Valentine’s celebration with an opportunity to recreate the iconic “Ghost” scene in the studio. Pose on the pottery wheel with your very favorite person. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Spencer Doll And Toy Museum February events — • 2 p.m. Thursdays: Downton Abbey Club • 2-4 p.m. Feb. 11: Meet African American Artists Delores Medlin and 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.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com
‘Love in the Afternoon’ — 3-5 p.m. Feb. 16: The first “Readers Connect” event, a celebration of romance novels,Hurley Room at RPL Headquarters. Free, open to the public. Rrefreshments, games, door prizes.
Visit Horizons Unlimited — 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 18: Create Your Own Nature Art. Guided trail walks for gathering and exploring the winter wetland. Come dressed in appropriate footwear and outer wear. If rain occurs, nature art will be in the Think Tank • Amateur Astronomer Night: 5-8 p.m. Feb. 18. 1636 Parkview Circle. Free admission; donations accepted. 704-639-3004.
Band dances at the Y — . 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-0136.
Coming to the Rowan County Fairgrounds — See Call For Vendors for booth info • 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.
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
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26: The long awaited return of Tenchi Muyo. Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes, 1811 Jake Alexander Blvd West. In case of bad weather the meeting is automatically cancelled. http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
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
Tonight: 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
Faith American Legion Pancake breakfast — 7-10:30 a.m. Feb. 11: To benefit Faith American Legion Junior Auxiliary. Pancakes, sausage, grits, scrambled eggs, drinks. 3 and under free; $4 age 4-10; $7 11-adult. Faith American Legion, Gantt St. behind Faith Town Hall.
Concert to benefit Nyoka Myers — 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19: Daniel Dickens on piano and Josie Luther on guitar and vocals. At New London UMC, 206 S. Main St., New London. Free with love offering received to assist with the medical expenses of Nyoka Myers, a South Stanly High School senior paralyzed in an automobile accident in December. Questions? 704-463-5669.
Southland in concert for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis — 7 p.m. Feb. 25: Scottssing hosts Southland in concert, First Baptist Church of Gold Hill. Free; love offering goes to the search for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. www.scottssing.com or 704-239-6134.
Semi-annual BBQ — 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 4: Chicken and pit cooked pork BBQ plates, sandwiches and by-the-pound, plus homemade desserts. At The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road. Proceeds go to missions.
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/
Children’s consignment sale — March 10-11: Benefits Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 50 Elm Ave., Concord. 704 782-1109.
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.
Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome — 8:30 a.m. March 25: 5K race with additional .11 mile added for a total distance of 3.21 miles. Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Also 1 mile Fun Run at 8 a.m. Fees and registration info at http://pdssn.org/3-2-1-deacon-dash-for-down-syndrome/
IMPACT 2017: Celebrating 50 Years — 6:30 p.m. April 6: Doors open 6 p.m. Resere seats on sale at North Hills Christian School, Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. $50/seat . Free childcare available. Contact the school at 704-636-3005 ext. 110. Reserve your seat online at eventbrite.com (Impact 2017 – Celebrating 50 Years)
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 email@example.com
Wine & beer tastings
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Aftermath and Terminal Resistance. 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: The Griggs Bluegrass Band. 704-278-4444, www.facebook.com/Mariosbarberjunction
Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by Tripp Edwards. 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. — 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12: Concert series moves to Sunday. Featuring singer/songwriter Rebecca Kulhawick. 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
Great Women and Men United present Queens in Training — 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 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.
Learn modern Western square dancing — 7 p.m. Feb. 21: Cardinal Squares Dance club caller Marty Northrup invites couples and singles to no-obligation open house, City Park Rec Center, 316 Lake Drive. Lessons begin Feb. 28, $5 per person per night. 704-633-9641.
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
Awaking the Feminine Spirit — Beginning March 2: Choose morning or evening classes. 13-month program with Elizabeth Cole, $130. Worldwide project developed by Debbie Rosas, co-founder of Nia. At Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Details at www.faithart.org or Center for Faith & the Arts on Facebook or email@example.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.
Classes at Mooresville Arts — Noon -2 p.m. Feb. 10: Adult Jewelry Making Class with Ruzanna Carter begins. Beginner to intermediate, different materials and techniques each week. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-397-7615 .
— Children’s guitar lessons 11 a.m. Saturdays or 4 p.m. Mondays. Info at email@example.com or 704-663-6661.
— Youth art classes. Call or email for info.
103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville, 103 W. Center St., 704-663-6661, www.magart.org
Speakers & forums
Tonight: 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.
ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16: Dr. John Daniels on “Coal Ash and our Environment.” Dr. Daniels is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of North Carolina. Held at the Country Club of Salisbury, $32 pp. RSVP to 704-216-2660. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. www.esuus.org
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.
‘No Asylum: The Untold Story of Anne Frank’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16: Center for Faith & the Arts in collaboration with Catawba College’s Department of Religion & Philosophy. At Tom Smith Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-704-0999.
Tonight: 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.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Randy’s Antique event — March 18-19: Call 704-425-9838. Held at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Info firstname.lastname@example.org
CBA Swap meet and Bike Show — March 25-26: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Info email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Full Circle Arts of Hickory — Spring themed exhibition titled “Connections.” Show dates March 16-April 22. Cash awards. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. March 16. Learn more at Full Circle Arts, downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW, 828-322-7545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fullcirclearts.org