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Roundabout: What’s Happening Feb. 23-March 1

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.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Feb. 17-18 and 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. 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 

Pickin’ for the Master — Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Concert by Yadkin Valley String Band 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

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin. 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. 26: Featuring Robert Trice. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

Adam Miller at Rowan Public Library — Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. American folksinger, storyteller, folklorist, historian. Free concert part of the Friends of the Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine Concert series. Stanback Auditorium, RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Visit www.folksinging.org or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Don & Donna Folk Mountain Gospel Music — March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Free mini-concert at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111 or see www.rowanymca.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. Info at 704-380-0875 or 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 or director@salisburysymphony.org

Lee Street theatre presents Classic Country Concert — March 17 at 7:30 p.m. 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 

Fort Dobbs Battle Anniversary — Feb. 25-26: A glimpse of the harrowing days of the Anglo-Cherokee War. The 257th anniversary program features living history interpreters, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, ongoing demonstrations of 18th century military camp life. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. A special evening firing demonstration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.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. Feb.23: Bring your favorite board game. Free and family-friendly. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

25th annual Salisbury Civil War & Military Show — Feb. 24-25: Buy, sell, trade pre Civil War /WW I guns, swords, buckles, buttons, bayonets, artillery shells, money, documents, dug artifacts, books, other war related items. The Event Center, Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road. Adults $5; under 16 free. Details at Terry Teff, 704-850-4278 or cteffcar@twc.com

Carolina Music Collectors Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2 • Charlotte, Saturday, Feb. 25, Springhill Suites-Ballantyne, 12325 Johnston Road • Greensboro, Sunday, Feb. 26, Wyndham Garden, 415 Swing Road • Raleigh, Sunday, March 12, Hampton Inn, 3920 Arrow Drive. Music dealers from all over the South selling rare vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, bargain records, CDs and music DVDs. Info at GregNealShow@gmail.com or 704-996-9945.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum —• March 4 from 2-4 p.m. Dicy McCullough, author of children’s books, reading and autographing books • Thursdays at 2 p.m. Downton Abbey Club • March 11 at 2 p.m. A Special Tribute Day to Barbie • March 18: African American Fashion Show • March 24-25: Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) • March 25: Author Randell Jones, author of “In the Foot Steps of Daniel Boone” • Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

Bingo for age 60+ — Third Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Play to win household necessities, food items, more. Info: Dawn McGuinn or Eva Millsaps, 336-250-8585 or mdor.mkt@The Meadows of Rockwell. 612 China Grove Highway, Rockwell.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 4: Delmoninco Band • 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

Catawba sponsors free community reading of King Lear — 7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 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.

Repticon Charlotte — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 11-12: Reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, merchandise plus live animal seminars, frequent free raffles for prizes. Family-oriented. $10 adults, $5 children age 5-12, under 5 free. Visit http://repticon.com/north-carolina/ for offers on tickets.

Coming to the Rowan County Fairgrounds — See Call For Vendors for booth info.

• 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.

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’ — March 9 at 7:15 p.m. 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

 

Blood drive

Blood drive — 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25: American Red Cross Blood Drive at Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road. Also hot dogs and hamburgers, vendors and more. Proceeds benefit Women of Joy. Info: Traci, 704-223-1567.

Blood drive — 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m., March 23: American Red Cross Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111, ask for Louise.

 

Fundraisers 

The Humane Society semi-annual spaghetti meal — Friday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave. Benefits Humane Society of Rowan County. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, dessert, tea, $6 adults, $3 children under 12. Dine in or carry out. Delivery of 5 or more available to workplaces (beverage not included for delivery). Phone order to 704-636-5700, leave message, or fax to 704-633-5832 by 10 a.m. Friday morning.

Southland in concert for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis — Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. 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.

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.

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.

20th Annual Crossover Kannapolis — Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. Special music by seven local diverse churches, Bible readings, testimonies. Love offering will go to Refuge of Hope Soup Kitchen in Kannapolis. Held at Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St., Kannapolis. Learn more at 704-785-0549.

Treasure Feamster Scholarship event — 4 p.m. March 4: “Sowing Seeds for Education,” an evening of entertainment, music, food. Dress is casual. Featuring Rebecca Stinson, Gerald Rush, The PIPs, The Tenors and The First Sunday Women’s Choir Who Don’t Sing on the First Sunday. Antioch Missionary Baptist fellowship hall, 602 S. Salisbury Ave. Granite Quarry. Info: Katie Crockett 704-431-6520; Francella Trueblood 704-433-3277; Rev. Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis 704-647-9545.

Spring Craft & Garden Faire — April 1: Featuring local craftsmen. Held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. Admission $3 adults, $2 students, children 5 and under free. Event hosted by Youth United. Proceeds to assist with youth events and youth missions.

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. Art and poetry experience. Proceeds go to Discovery Home Care (homeless teen shelter). $5 at door or item for donation. 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.

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/

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

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 at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. Held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

Meals on wheels 9th annual bbq fundraiser — March 14 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church. Food prepared by College bbq. $8.50/plate, dine-in or take-out. Minimum 5 meals for delivery, deadlinne 5 p.m. March 13. Call 704-633-035. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan

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

Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome — March 25 at 8:30 a.m. 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 — April 6 at 6:30 p.m. 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 — April 7 at 6:30 p.m. 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 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, February 24: New Italian Wines with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $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

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 —Tuesdays at 7 p.m. 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

Chrismon classes — 10 a.m. March. 2-3-4: Chrismon classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop. Each day three levels will be taught. Call for reservations/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 March 2 and 23 • April 4 and 12 • May 2 and 23. For young ladies age 8-17 to be empowered through discussions, trainings, meetings, workshops programs aimed towards bringing back the fundamental essence of being a lady. Hurley Room Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Contact Chariel Dye (Minnette Smith) 704-738-7077.

Gentle exercise for age 60+ — Fridays at 9 a.m. at The Meadows of Rockwell, 612 China Grove Hwy. Low-impact program. Pre-register with Devan Bertch at 704-698-6459.

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays: $4 per person. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 704-450-7446.

Meditation classes — First and third Sundays at 4 p.m. Donation only. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. See www.spotlightdancescene.com

Awakening the Feminine Spirit — Beginning March 2: Choose morning or evening classes. 13-month program with Elizabeth Cole, $130. Worldwide project developed by Debbie Rosas. 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

Classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

• Adult workshop. Women and Wine: Pastels. $35 members/$45 nonmembers. March 9. 6:30-9 p.m. Ages: 21+. Create an original piece of art. Materials and wine provided. No experience necessary.

• Children’s workshop. Clay Easter Basket. $35/$45. Saturday, April 1. 10 a.m.-noon. Age 4-12; 4-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. Baskets 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. Ages 15-adult. 6-week class 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. Age 18 months-3 years, 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. Age 18 months-3 years, MUST be accompanied by one adult per child. Hands-on art, puppetry and dance.

• Pre-register at 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Eight-week pottery class at Pottery 101 — Beginning and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $200. Register at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com. Choose

•Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. March 16-May 4 or •Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m. March 15-May 3 or •Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 14-May 2.

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

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

Free programs at the Y — • March 6 from 6-7 p.m. Taste of Vegan • March 15 at 3 p.m. Diabetes Education-Medications • March 22 at noon. Home Instead presents Photography (covered dish) • Open to the public, sign up at 704-401-8158 or 704-636-0111 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Visit www.rowanymca.org

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority annual Youth Symposium — March 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Isenberg Elementary School. Focus on healthy living, healthy choices, healthy generations. Free to youth ages 12-18 and parents/guardians. Lunch is provided. Register at https://salisburysgrhoys2017.eventbrite.com

 

Auditions

Lee Street theatre auditions For ‘Boeing Boeing’ — March 26-27 at 7 p.m. 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

‘Democracy for Sale’ — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28: At Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd. Comic and actor Zack Galifianak travels NC to investigate how money of a few has come to dominate our democracy, investigating allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests. Sponsored by Rowan Concerned Citizens, The Vine Events, Project Cover.

 

Art 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss exhibit through March 3. 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 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

Bus trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Saturday, April 1: Sponsored by J C Price Hall of Fame. For reservations contact Brenda Cowan at 704-431-3973 or 704-633-9073

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.

Senior Group of New Zion Baptist Church — July 22: Road trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. For age 55+. Call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

 

Call for vendors

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

Craft and Garden Vendors needed — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1: $35 for 10×10 indoor space, $35 for 15×15 outdoor space. Contact Tamra Meres, 704-798-2046 or cmeres123@gmail.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

Deadline March 1 for NC Museum of History entries for 2017 Film Festival — May 12-13: Third annual Longleaf Film Festival, the best of state, regional and international documentary and narrative films. Cash prizes. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com 

 

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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