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Roundabout: what’s happening Feb. 16-22

Theater

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ — Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. • Feb. 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.

Tomorrow: Opening Night for PPT’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — 7:30 p.m. tomorrow; join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Public show dates: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and 24-25. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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.

‘Blood Done Sign My Name’ — Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church Faith Center, 200 W. Innes St. Tickets $10 at www.stjohns-salisbury.org or 704-603-8029

 

Music & more 

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.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24: Concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Doors open 6 p.m. 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. Feb. 27: Community 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

13th Annual Thumb Pickers Convention — 6 p.m. Kick Off Friday, March 3: Meet and greet at Twisted Oaks, Statesville, $20;

• 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday March 4: Open mic and workshops, $15;

• 7 p.m. Saturday: Concert at Mac Gray Auditorium, Statesville, $25. Saturday Night Jam at Twisted Oaks following show. Tickets/packages available for all events. Info at Performing Arts Live of Iredell County 704-380-0875 or Iredell Arts Council 704-873-6100.

Salisbury Symphony hosts the North Carolina Symphony — March 9 at 7:30 p.m.: NC Symphony conductor David Glover leads “Our State’s Finest” with NC Symphony, featuring Jubilation Overture, Ward Lo, Caroline Shaw Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314 Salisburysymphony.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.

 

History 

Genealogical Society of Rowan — Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Genealogical Society of Rowan meeting at Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library. Learn how to use History Room internet programs to research your family history. Free.

Rowan History Club ‘Cycles of Life’ — 7 p.m. March 14: Tim Moore on the Cycles of Life and the importance of bicycles. 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 

Today: ‘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.

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb.16 and 23: Bring your favorite board game. Free and family-friendly. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum February events — • 2 p.m. Thursdays: Downton Abbey Club; • 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

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

Paint Party with Melody — Feb.19 at 12:30 p.m. Mean Mug Paint Party. $25 includes paints, canvas, brushes, step by step instruction. Reservations required, text 704-314-5037 to hold your place.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 10 (second Fridays): Live music with the band The Country Music Legends Band . $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. 28: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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 — 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.

• April 8-9: Sunny Day’s Craft and Vendor Show. Info: Peggi 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

 

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 

A Night of Love: Live music and poetry at The Inn — Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5. Featuring V. Fulton, Mary Steltz and the F.U.N.K. Band. Proceeds benefit The Inn, an outreach center that provides an outlet for youth and the community to fellowship while expressing their musical abilities. 1012 Mooresville Road, 704-213-1467.

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.

Red Cross blood drive and fundraiser — Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road. Also hot dogs and hamburgers, vendors including Lularie, essentials oils, more. Proceeds benefit Women of Joy. Info: Traci, 704-223-1567.

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.

Denim & Diamonds’ at Sacred Heart — 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Feb. 25: 8th Annual Benefit Auction & Casino Night on Sacred Heart School Campus. Silent and live auctions, dinner and spirits, rodeo raffle, heads or tails, dancing, casino games. 385 Lumen Christi Lane, 704-633-2841.

Annual Salisbury Pride wine tasting fund raiser — 7 p.m.-until, Feb. 25: At Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St. Tickets $20 per person at www.salisburypride.com or from any SP board member. Info on FB Page Salisbury Pride.

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. The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road. Proceeds go to missions.

Off the Wall Paint Off — 7-10 p.m. March 4: At Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St.: Unique art and poetry experience where the audience gets to interact; live music and spoken word during live painting. Proceeds go to Discovery Home Care (homeless teen shelter). $5 at door or item for donation: shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, towels, feminine products, deoderant, healthy snacks. Sponsored by Guerilla Poets, facebook.com/guerilla.poets.founders

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. Register at www.ShamrockRunNC.com. In person registration closes day before or day of race. 336-751-2973.

Brunswick stew for international missions — March 11 from 2-5 p.m. or until sold out. Eat in or take out; also sold by the quart. By donation. Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St. Faith, 704-279-3629.

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 ecrews@ach-nc.org

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — Friday wine tastings will resume on the 24th of February • 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: Bachar Chayah and Rebecca Kulhawick. 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: Gaining Ground. 704-278-4444, www.facebook.com/Mariosbarberjunction

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by singer/guitarist Robert Trice. 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. 19: Concert series featuring Cameron Dingess. 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

 

 

Classes

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 info@faithart.org

Great Women and Men United present Queens in Training — 6-8 p.m. on • 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.

New classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

• Adult Workshop. Women and Wine: Pastels. $35 members/$45 nonmembers. Thursday, March 9. 6:30-9 p.m. (Weisiger Studio). Instructor Phyllis Steime. Ages: 21+. Create an original piece of art. Art materials and wine provided. No experience necessary.

• Children’s Workshop. Clay Easter Basket. $35/$45. Saturday, April 1. 10 a.m.-noon (Clay Studio). Instructor Brenda Gariepy. For age 4-12; 4-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for a studio adventure. Baskets will be ready for pick up before Easter.

• Adult Class. Hand and Wheel Pottery. $150/$180. Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9. Open studio for registered students May 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Clay Studio). For ages 15-adult . Instructor Brent Smith. 6-week class designed for students of every level.

• Toddler Time Workshop. Toddler Time I: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? $20/$30. Saturday, Feb. 25. 10-11 a.m. (Graham Studio). Instructor Debbie Hoffman. For children age 18 months-3 years. ALL children must be accompanied by one adult per child. Hands-on art, puppetry and dance.

• Toddler Time Workshop. Toddler Time II: Spring Colors and Creations. $20/$30. Saturday, April 8. 10-11 a.m. (Graham Studio). Instructor Debbie Hoffman. For children age 18 months-3 years. ALL children must be accompanied by one adult per child. Hands-on art, puppetry and dance.

• Class sizes are limited Pre-register at 123 E. Liberty St. Register or 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

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 — Children’s guitar lessons 11 a.m. Saturdays or 4 p.m. Mondays. Info at rfc1234567@gmail.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

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. • Open to the public. Call to sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

Tonight: 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

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 12:30 p.m. March. 2: Covered dish lunch at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Bring non-perishables for Rowan Helping Ministries. For seniors 50+.

AAUW Women’s History Month benefit brunch — March 18 at 9:30 a.m. “The Roots to Grow and the Wings to Fly: Changing the World with the Power of Education” presented by Janet N. Spriggs. Guest artist Teresa A. Moore-Mitchell. Hosted by the American Association of University Women Salisbury branch at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. Proceeds will help send two local students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Brunch cost is $10 per person. RSVP by March 10 to Eileen Hanson-Kelly, 704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net

 

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.

 

Film

Tonight: ‘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. A panel discussion will follow. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-704-0999.

 

Art 

Black history month artist event — 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18: Exhibit and sale by featured artist Delores Medlin, local artist who draws from pictures with pencil and charcoal. Chance to win prizes. Hosted by E & M Art Gallery/2 Dots and a Mae, 907 S. Main St. See more at facebook at dee’sartssandcrafts salisburync. or call 704-636-8522.

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.salisburybusiness center.com coming up next: Carson High School Visual Arts Show at The Salisbury Business Center. March 16, 5-7:30 p.m. Opening. Over 60 Works on display. Music and appetizers.

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

 

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 — April 8-9: Sunny Day’s Craft and Vendor Show. Info: Peggi 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 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

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

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

Visual and spoken word artists — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks visual and spoken word artists for upcoming exhibit exploring bias, prejudice, intolerance. Submit up to five pieces for consideration by March 10 • Gallery event of spoken word performances is April 14. Spoken word artists should submit short video or transcript by March 31 • Information/ submission to Nancy Gaines at ngaines@fibrant.com

Call for student artists — Exhibits must be delivered to the Depot Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Show is Feb. 28-March 30. Hosted by Mooresville Arts, Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W Center St. Open to students K-12. Entries should be ready to be hung. No entry fee. Info: 704-663-6661 or MooresvilleArtsNC@gmail.com

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

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 info@fullcirclearts.org or visit www.fullcirclearts.org

 

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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