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Roundabout: what’s happening March 2-8

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; also 2:30 p.m. on 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 presents Tony nominated musical ‘Sister Act’ — Show dates March 16-18 & 22-25 at 7:30 p.m. , March 19 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT Youth theter presents  “Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing” — Mar. 30-Apr. 8: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Music Man’ — April 21-May 7: Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.

Catawba College’s Blue Masque presents ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — March 29-April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College, catawba.edu/theatre or 704-637-4481. Hedrick Little Theatre. Tickets 704-637-4481, www.catawba edu/theatretix or at the door.

 

Music & more 

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

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. March 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

Hotspot Concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 5:30-8 p.m. March 5: Featuring Tom Williams. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Cantari presents works by Locklair and Brown — Saturday, March 4 at 3 p.m., Two works by NC’s acclaimed composer Dan Locklair and “Requiem” accompanied by Salisbury organist Matthew Brown.  Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticket info voiceschapelhill.org

Let Your Voice Be Heard with ‘Downtown Beats’ — 6-7 p.m. March 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 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.

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 or 704-372-1000.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • The Price Is Right Live, March 18 • Comedian Rodney Carrington, March 25 • Alice Cooper, April 29 • Poison, May 6 • Lee Brice, May 12 • Old Dominion, May 19 • Billy Currington, June 10 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

History 

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, March 6: Bob And Carolyn Tucker on “Shoe Show, Then And Now” at A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

Bennett Place March lecture series — Durham’s Bennett Place State Historic Site, 1 p.m. Saturdays March 4, 11, 18 and 25: Programs show the sacrifices of women during the Civil War. $5 admission • March 4: Angela Marritt on the role women took on to survive the Reconstruction period • March 11: Michele Lanier on the experience of African American women • March 18: Linda Humphreys on mourning practices • March 25: Brenda McKean on food shortages and substitutions, Bennett Place was the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War. 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, 919-383-4345 or www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

Rowan History Club ‘Cycles of Life’ — March 14 at 7 p.m. 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

‘Mt. Pleasant by the minutes’ — Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society. Ben Callahan presents readings from newest book based on the transcription of the Town of Mt. Pleasant Board of Commissioners minutes 1883-1908. $5 admission. Info Donna Carter at carter28124@gmail.com

8th Annual Colonial Spring Frolic — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 1: Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road, Salisbury. Celebrate Spring and the re-opening of the Old Stone House for the season. Historical tours of Michael Brown’s Colonial home, Easter egg dyeing activity, musket firing demonstrations, woodworking, open fire cooking demonstrations and tasting, candle making, children’s games, colonial dancers and music. Open to the public. Admission $5 adults and $3 students.

Reed Gold Mine 40th anniversary celebration — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22: Rare, special living history demonstrations of surface and underground mining, hands-on mining activities, general demonstrations, costumed interpreters and the California-type 10-stamp mill. Visitors may pan for gold and take turns on the cradle rocker, plus guided tours and exhibits. Adults $5 plus tax; $3 plus tax for ages 3-12; age 2 and younger are free. Panning is $3.21 for ages 8+. Info at 704-721-4653. Reed Gold Mine is located in southeastern Cabarrus County, 12 miles southeast of Concord

‘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 

Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out — March 3 from 5-9 p.m. Live Leprechan Challenge and Hunt for Gold, https://downtownsalisburync.com • also 6:30-8 p.m. Catawba College historian Gary Freeze on his book “The Catawbans: Boomers and Bypasses” at South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

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

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.spencerdollandtoymuseum.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.

Event at South Main Book Co. — March 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. Catawba College historian Gary Freeze during Friday Night Out on his book “The Catawbans: Boomers and Bypasses.” South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

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

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 March 14 and 28: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Crop Day at Davie County Senior Services — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 18: For scrapbookers and those who want to. Free program, come for the whole day or part of it. Also Card Making this year. Bring your own project and supplies.Scrapbook bingo, prizes and fellowship. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be served. Call Barbara Thornton at Davie County Senior services, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville, to pre-register at 336-753-6230.

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

Visit Horizons Unlimited — 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. March 18: New laser show featuring movie music hits of John Williams Including Star Wars, Superman, ET, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. $2 admission. A public opening at The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium • Also from 1-3  p.m. March Make  Event, Glow in the Dark Art. Bring a jar and join the fun. 1636 Parkview Circle. Free admission; donations accepted. 704-639-3004.

Monthly Peace Circle — 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 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

Community drum circle —  6:-8 p.m. March 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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group —Second home convention Triad Anime Convention in Greensboro March 3-5. http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

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.

Fairlane Club of America Show — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 1: At Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium. $5 admission or free with your 1962-1976 Fairlane car or Fairlane parts to sell. Details at carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com or 704-738-5758

 

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 — 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 

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.

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.

Chicken and dumplings — 11 a.m. until, March 4. Also serving hamburgers and hotdogs at Millers Ferry Fire Department, 2650 Long Ferry Road. Help support your local firefighters. Eat in, take-out. Call 704-637-1286.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday March 4: Metal Night Fundraiser. Doors open 5 p.m., bands start 6 p.m. Tomorrowz End, Defenders of the Cross, Aftermath, Heavenly Armored, plus special acoustic set by High Rock Worship. Giveaway of a new Jackson Kelly Guitar, plus other prizes. Do not have to be present to win. Tickets available at The Inn, chroniccustoms andcyclles@gmail.com or 336-867-1212 (business hours) and from band members. Food available for purchase. Tickets $5 (youth groups arriving together get in with any donation). The Inn is a contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. General info 704-213-1467.

Off the Wall Paint Off — 7-10 p.m. March 4: At Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. Interactive art and poetry experience, live music and spoken word during live painting. Proceeds go to Discovery Home Care (homeless teen shelter). $5 at door or toiletry-type 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.

Hot dogs and bluegrass at Back Creek Presbyterian — Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m. 2180 Back Creek Church Road, Mount Ulla. The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys & Tori Jones in concert for missions. Food starts at 6 p.m. and music at 6:30 p.m.

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 704-633-0352. 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/

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.

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: March 3:  Wines of Willamette Valley Oregon with Drew Summers of Advintage Distributing.  $5/person. Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, 704-636-5151

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. March 14: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. $10 presale/$15 at the door. RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. 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 at 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay at 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 — Saturday: Metal Night fundraiser. Doors open 5 p.m., bands start at 6 p.m. Tomorrowz End, Defenders of the Cross, Aftermath, Heavenly Armored, High Rock Worship. Prize raffles plus a new Jackson Kelly Guitar giveaway. Admission $5 at the door. Tickets at The Inn or chroniccustomsandcycles@gmail.com or 336-867-1212. General info at 704-213-1467.

Bluegrass moves to Saturdays at Mario’s Restaurant, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday: NuHiWay. 704-278-4444, www.facebook.com/Mariosbarberjunction

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.  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.

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. Country Couples Circle Dance, Line Dance, Contra, more. 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 Today 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

Classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

• Adult workshop. Women and Wine: Pastels. $35 members/$45 nonmembers. Thursday, March 9. 6:30-9 p.m. Instructor Phyllis Steimel. 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. Instructor Brenda Gariepy. Age 4-12; 4-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. 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. Ages 15-adult. Instructor Brent Smith. 6-week class for students of every level.

• Toddler Time Workshop. Toddler Time II: Spring Colors and Creations. $20/$30. Saturday, April 8. 10-11 a.m. Instructor Debbie Hoffman. 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 18, 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, www.w4vec.org

Classes at Mooresville Arts — Children’s guitar lessons. 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

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. For seniors 50+.

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) • Programs 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 to learn more.

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

PPT auditions for ‘Tom Jones’ — 7 p.m. March 20-21: Held on the 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show dates March 16-25. See available roles at www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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

2017 RIVERRUN Film Festival — March 30-April 9: Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. Annual Family Day is April 1. Tickets and info at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-721-1945.

 

Art 

Last day tomorrow: Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 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. third Thursdays: March 16 At Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; a nonprofit made up of aspiring artists of every skill level. Those interested in art and over 18 years of age are welcome.

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 through March 25. Meet the artists reception Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Open Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Near 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.

Exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness center.com 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 — •

• Through 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

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. March 21: Flight Museum, includes plane that landed in the Hudson River • 9 a.m. April 11: Popcorn Factory/ Hanes Mall shopping • 11:30 a.m. May 2: Barn Dinner Theater, “Art of Murder” • Exploring Scotland and Ireland, Oct. 15-26. If interested contact Barbara Franklin 704-223-1973 or Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 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 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

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 April 14. Spoken word artists should submit short video or transcript by March 31 • Information and submission to Nancy Gaines at ngaines@fibrant.com

Artists and crafters — Saturday, May 13: Historic Gold Hill’s 2017 Gold Rush Days Art and Craft Festival. Applications are at www.goldhillnc.com. All items should be hand-made, applications subject to approval. Deadline April 29 . Questions? goldhillmerchantsassociation@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

2017 Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — All forms of arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.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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