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Roundabout: What’s happening March 23-29


Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘Sister Act’ — Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Catawba College presents ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — March 29-April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College, catawba.edu/theatre or 704-637-4481.

Phoenix Readers perform — Wednesday, March 29, at 7p.m., “All You Need Is Love,” at Rowan Public Library Stanback Room. Poems about love selected by Garrison Keillor. Information: Kate Davis, kldavis302@gmail.com or Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

ppt’s ‘Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing’ — March 30-April 1 and April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., April 1, 2 and 8 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $14, seniors /students $12. Youth Theatre, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Lexington Youth Theatre’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — 7 p.m. March 31 and April 1; April 2 at 2 p.m. Edward C. Smith Civic Center, Tickets $10 at the door. Local actor Micah Cross from Salisbury stars as Cogsworth. See www.lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Music Man’ — April 21-May 7: Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.

One Acts Festival at Catawba — April 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba Theatre. Free. catawba.edu/theatre or 704-637-4481.

‘Alice in Wonderland: A Dance Fantasy’ — 7:30 p.m. April 27-28-29: Lee Street theatre, Catawba College, Steppin’ Out Dance Company team up. $15. Performances will take place in the Lee Street Theatre, 329 N Lee St. www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.

Music & more 

Chatham County Line in concert http://www.leestreet.org— March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets $30+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 p.m. March 24: Hosted by Danny Franklin. Musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Kruger Brothers at The Davis — March 25 at 4 and 8 p.m. Two shows, rescheduled from a previous snow date. 65 Union St. S. downtown Concord. Tickets $30 at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Dancing at Mean Mug — 7:30 p.m. March 25: Noche de Ritmo,Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. March 26: Steve Bost and Eric Upton. Upton tours with the Darrell Harwood Band. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Let Your Voice Be Heard with ‘Downtown Beats’ — 6-7 p.m. March 27: Community sing impromptu chorus presented by Rowan Public Library. Free. Stanback Auditorium. 704-216-8248 or Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Wayne Henderson, Clay Lunsford, Matthew Weaver — March 28 at 7 p.m. at Rowan Public Library. Outdoor concert on the terrace, bring a chair. Free. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

http://www.rowanpubliclibrary.orgOpen mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 p.m. March 31: Hosted by CJ Peters. Musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 6:30 p.m1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. April 2: Jeremy Vess. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Salisbury Symphony — Apr. 9, 3 p.m.: “Monumental – Requiem,” Verdi, Palm Sunday. Multiple choirs and soloists, Keppel Auditorium, 704-637-4314, Salisburysymphony.org

Pickin’ for the Master — Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Concert followed by open jam session. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Eighth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention — March 31-April 1: Surry Central High School in Dobson. Admission $5 daily, children 12 and younger free. Contestants get in free Saturday. 33-366-4034 or www.SurryOldTime.com

Salisbury Swing Band at Morgan Ridge kickoff — April 1 from 1-4 p.m. Free; bring a lawn chair. Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St., 704-798-5840 or www.salisburyswingband.com

Jeff Little Trio at The Davis — Friday, April 7 at 8 pm. 65 Union St., South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. $20 at 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

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, Tickets at BlumenthalArts.org CharlotteJazzFestival.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.

20th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — 5-9 p.m. April 28: Friendship Banquet with lecture, paid event at Landmark Church • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29: lectures at Catawba College • 10 a.m.-noon April 30: public memorial services at National Cemetery and Old Lutheran Cemetery; afternoon tour of pPrison site for Symposium registrants. Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Info 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.com

Patriotic program and military awards bestowal service — 1 p.m. May 20: Free event at Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Info Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

This & That 

Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out — 5-9 p.m. www. downtownsalisburync.com April 7: Hop Around Town – Spring Showcase and Easter Activities

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays March 23 and 30: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum — • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 24-25: Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style). $5 per item, limit two • March 25: Randell Jones, author of “In the Foot Steps of Daniel Boone” • Thursdays at 2 p.m. Downton Abbey Club • Apr. 1, 2-4 p.m. Lisa Kline, author of children’s books, reading and autographing books • Regular admission applies to events. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Princess Party — March 26 from 2-4 p.m.: Little girls invited to an afternoon with ‘royalty’ at Cannon Student Center, $20. 704-645-4514. Sponsored by the Delphinian Society at Catawba College.

Authors’ discussion group at South Rowan Regional Library — 5:30 -7 p.m. March 27:Jennifer Hubbard, David Freeze, Doug Creamer on the process of getting published, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-7734.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 1: Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Earth Day on the Greenway — 9 a.m. April 7: Exploratory. Prescott Section of Salisbury Greenway.

RPL Spring Photowalk at NC Transportation Museum — Saturday, April 8 from 10:30 a.m.-noon: RSVP at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click on photowalk link or call Paul Birkhead at 704-216-8242.

AAUW Outlook Readers discussion with author Susan King — April 11, 10:30 a.m.: Card Room, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. King is author of “Optimism for Autism: The Inspiring Journey of a Mother and her Autistic Son,” co-authored with her son Patrick. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

60+ Bingo — 2 p.m. third Wednesdays. Info: 336-250-8585 or mdor.mkt@The MeadowsofRockwell.com. 612 China Grove Highway, Rockwell.

Coffee with a Cop at Mean Mug — 9-10 a.m. Tuesday March 28: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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

11th annual Touch a Truck event — April 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Get up close and hands-on with trucks and equipment in the City Hall parking lot, 217 S. Main St. Rain date 5/6. Free. Info at salisburync.gov/PLAY or 704-216-7529. To register a vehicle, call 704-216-2708.

Piedmont Bottle & Pottery Club 11th annual antique show and sale — Saturday April 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Bottles, jars and pottery. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Marin Luther King Jr. Ave.(formerly S. Boundary St.) Free admission, free parking free appraisals. Chair John Patterson 704-636-9510 ncmilks@carolina.rr.com

Carolina automotive Swap and Show — Second Saturdays. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 1-Nov. 11: Kannapolis Intimidators stadium, 600 Stadium Drive, $5 admission. 704-267-5664, carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com

Blood drive

Today: J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 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.


Bake Sale — March 24-25, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Elmwood UMC, 3233 Salisbury Hwy, Statesville.

Port-a-pit chicken/rib dinners — March 24, 10 a.m. until. Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, Cleveland, corner of Chenault and Cool Springs, Eat-in or carry-out. 704-278-2885.

Too Much Sylvia in Concert — 4-8 p.m. March 25: Morgan Ridge Vineyard at the Pavilion. 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyard.com

Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome — March 25 at 8:30 a.m. Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. 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 UMC, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. Admission $3 adults, $2 students, children 5 and under free. 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. Reserve seats on sale at North Hills Christian School, Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. $50/seat at eventbrite.com

Benefit luncheon for Concord’s Serenity House — 11:30 a.m. April 6: Former MLB player Darryl Strawberry will share his own personal story of addiction and recovery. Held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Drive. info at 704-372-8809×341 or www.hopehaveninc.org

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. https://racesonline.com/events/rhythm-and- run-5k

Civitan Club of Salisbury spaghetti feast — Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., (formerly S. Boundary St.) $9 in advance / $10 at the door; meal includes drink and bread. On-site meals are all you can eat. Orders of ten delivered free. Buy tickets from any Salisbury Civitan, or e-mail billbucher2012@gmail.com

‘Pass the Plate’ for Rowan Helping Ministries — April 22, 6-10 p.m.: Annual fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Food, live band, silent auction, casino games. Catawba Crystal Lounge, 2300 W. Innes St. Kris Mueller, 704-637-6838 ext 103 or kmueller@rowanhelpingministries.org

Ted Luther Memorial Golf Tournament — April 29 at 8 a.m. Benefits Rowan Helping Ministries.Corbin Hills Golf Club, 704-637-6838, ext. 117, rowanhelpingministries.org

Superhero Fun Run for Prevent Child Abuse Rowan — April 29: The Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center. Downtown Salisbury 704-639-1700 preventchildabuserowan.org

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. 205 St. Paul’s Church Road. www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue or 704-239-1172.

MuckFest MS — May 6: Fun mud run at Concord Speedway, 7940 U.S. Hwy 601 S, to fight MS. Ticket price $80 until 4/19/17. Day-of ticket price is $105. Register at www.MuckFestMS.com

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24: Spring Wine Gems from France and Italy with Phil Murray of Country Vintner. $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 — 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.douglas vineyardswines.com

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-10 p.m. April 11: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. RSVP 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: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia. • Fridays, deejay • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • Thursdays: Karaoke •Fridays-Saturdays: Deejay • Age 25+. 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Poker Night • Tuesdays: Team Trivia • Wednesdays: Open Mic • Saturdays: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday: Fools Gold and Last Chance. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. 704-213-1467.

Mario’s Restaurant, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday: Live music with Sons of the South Bluegrass Band. 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, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road —Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pool tournament.

Sunrise Cafe (formerly CJ’s), 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday: Gaining Ground Bluegrass Band.

S. Main St., Kannapolis — Live music Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Second and fourth Fridays. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com


30th Hurley Park Spring Celebration — Sunday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. at Lake Drive and Annandale Ave. with Salisbury Swing Band (2-4 p.m.), carriage rides by Horse & Carriage LTD, Soap Bubble Circus, Carolina Artists, Salisbury Symphony Musical Petting Zoo, Arbor Day Celebration sponsored by the Salisbury Tree Board, Rowan County Master Gardeners, T-Shirts by Ink-It. Refreshments by Cheerwine & Hurley Park. 704-638-4459 or dbeck@salisburync.gov

Inaugural Lexington Depot District Music Fest — 11 a.m.-10 p.m. April 8: Downtown. The Gin Blossoms, Edwin McCain, The Lilly Brothers, The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band-On The Border, The Steppin Stones, Holy Ghost Tent Revival. $45 general admission. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Visit depotdistrictfest.com

Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13: Free annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord. http://www.concorddowntown.com

Speakers & forums

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays March 23: Find and develop ideas and resources. 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

Free programs at the Y — • 1 p.m. April 7: Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care on Advance Care Planning • 3-6 p.m. April 19: Novant wellness screenings, call for appointment • Noon April 26: Family Crisis presents Lunch & Learn 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

 Third annual Voices from the Margin — 7:30 p.m. March 29-April 1: “Point Blank,” community sourced theatrical production exploring racism. Center for Faith & the Arts gallery show “Unreasonable Fears” on display in lobby on performance nights. Admission by donation. Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — April 6 at 1 p.m. “Human Trafficking” by Mitzi Webber, executive director Ladder of Hope. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Bring non-perishables for Rowan Helping Ministries.


Chrismon classes — 10 a.m. March 30-April 1: Chrismon classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop. Each day all levels will be taught. Call for reservations/info at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

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

CFA meditation — Starting April 2 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. $40/8 weeks, early registration discount by March 29. Scholarships available. Instructor Leilani Higgins. Register at leilani_higgins2000@yahoo.com or 336-271-6626.

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


Carolina Artists Guild annual Rowan/Salisbury Student Art Expo — Thursday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-noon for public viewing at the Rowan Civic Center. Student art Kindergarten-12th grade on display. Awards reception is March 23 at 6 p.m.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — New watercolors by Kenneth Koskela, oil paintings by Phyllis Steimel, others. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Group exhibit through March 25. 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.

Salisbury Business Center — Carson High School Visual Arts Show. Over 60 Works on display. 301 S. Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • Through May 20: “A Sense of Place” • Contemporary Southern photography • Ann Marie Kennedy. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org


Lee Street theatre auditions For ‘Boeing Boeing’ — April 2-3 at 7 p.m. Classic French farce set in the 1960s. Performance dates May 18-20 and 25-27. See scripts at 329 N. Lee St., or visit www.leestreet.org


Bus trip to Gaffney Outlets and Hamrick’s — March 25: Gaffney SC  $20. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-907.

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. April 11: Shallowford Popcorn Farms tour/ Hanes Mall shopping. Open to the public • 11:45 a.m. May 2: Barn Dinner Theater, comedy “Art of Murder,” Lunch included • 9 a.m. May 4: Duke Power Plant Tour/ Latta Plantation Tour. Lunch on your own. stopping at a shopping center • 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 YMCA. www.rowanymca.org

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

Steam powered train excursions — April 8-9: Full day excursion also two half day excursions. Full details at www.nctrans.org or 1-844-613-0611.

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, return Saturday 8 a.m. Cost $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Small coolers welcome. Contact 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay your money.

Davie County Senior Services trip to Pigeon Forge — May 9-11: Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg open again after forest fires. Three shows, tour local attractions, shops. Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

‘The Ark Encounter’ — May 30-June 2: Woodleaf Joy Group is going to Kentucky to the Ark Encounter (Noah’s Ark), Creation Museum, Botanical Gardens, riverboat cruise, tour of Cincinnati, Kentucky Horse Park. 4 days, 3 nights. Contact Janie Waller 704-278-4803.

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

Women In Progress 7th year anniversary — Noon–3 p.m. March 25: Inviting representatives from community groups and locally owned businesses. Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St. Melissa 704-754-1813 or gladdenm531@gmail.com

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

Craft and garden vendors needed — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1: Indoor space, or outdoor space. Contact Tamra Meres, 704-798-2046 or cmeres123@gmail.com

Sunny Day’s Craft and Vendor Show — April 8-9: Info: Peggi Brown, 336-880-3554. At the fairgrounds.

37th Jiggy with the Piggy — May 5-May 6. Limit 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. Information/registration at kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy

Salisbury Pride Festival vendors — June 24 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.salisburypride.com

China Grove Farmers Day — Craft vendors needed for China Grove Farmers Day Saturday, July 15. Contact Patti Price 704-857-2466 or pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

Call for performers

‘Come Tickle Our Ivories’ 2017 — Downtown Salisbury seeks performers to play the pianos in the “Come Tickle Our Ivories” Grand Reveal event on May 5. Respond by April 21 to info@downtownsalisburync.com

Spoken word artists — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks spoken word artists exploring bias, prejudice, intolerance. Spoken word performances April 14, deadline March 31. ngaines@fibrant.com

Call for volunteers 

29th annual VIP Putt Putt Golf Tournament — April 8 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For individuals who are blind/visually impaired. Dan Nicholas Park. Volunteers will assist participants in navigating the course for play. No experience required. Volunteers must be 16 years old. 704-216-7780 or vernice.gallon@rowancountync.gov

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