Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 2-8

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 2, 2017

Community Calendar


Next to Normal at LSt — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-4 and 9-11, $20. joint production of Catawba College and Lee Street theatre. A rock musical that explores mental illness. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N.Lee St., or 310-704-5507.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ — . Show dates: Nov. 10 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 and 18 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,

Southern Fried Funeral at OTC — 8 p.m.: “Southern Fried Funeral.” Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — if they don’t kill each other first. Evening performances Nov. 3, 4 at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets and info at or 704-788-2405. The Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW.

Ovens Auditorium and Blumenthal Performing Arts host hit Broadway musicals — • Les Misérables, Dec. 13-17 • School of Rock, Jan. 9-14 • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, April 17-22. 704-372-1000 or


Music & more 

See also Night Life

Open mic at Mean Mug — Nov. 3: With host Jamie Slate & Friends. Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5: Jeff Wall ‘BigDumbHick’ in concert. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

The Trailblazers at Mooresville Bluegrass — 7 p.m. Saturday: Held at Shearer Presbyterian Church, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville.

Guitar virtuoso Richard Smith — 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5: Live in concert with opening act Kevin Neidig at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 11575 NC 801, Mount Ulla. Advance tickets or 800- 965-9324. Advance $12/Door $15. Info: Elsie 704-278-2800.

Guitar Workshop with Richard Smith — 3 p.m. Sunday before the concert.   $15 at the door for each event.

Marc Hoffman Quartet jazz concert — 2-4 p.m. Nov. 5: Gettys Art Center, 201 E Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. Advance tickets $25; DOS $25 or or 803-328-2787.

The Beatles Party Live at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11:  Catawba College hosts Beatles tribute live on stage at Lee Street theatre. Students of Catawba College’s Music Department perform Beatles hits. Tickets are $20+tax. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., or 704-310-5507.

Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night — 7:30-11 p.m. Fourth Saturdays: Salsa dancing with instructor, Tapas buffet. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP to Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Patio jammin’ at Mean Mug — 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6: Musicians of all genres and caliber jam on the patio at 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615,

The Trailblazers at Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10: Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free.

Dancing for the Arts at The Davis — 8 p.m. Nov. 11: The Davis Theater, 65 Union St. South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Nov. 9 • Dwight Yoakam, Jan. 13 • • A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper, March 17 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.



Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine weekends through Nov. 19: Twelve stages of continuous music, dance, comedy, circus entertainments; craft vendors and activities for children. Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road between I-77 and I-85. Tickets at Harris Teeter Stores, at the gate or at

Spotlight Dance Company’s Holiday Craft Fair — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4: Local arts & crafts with 20+ vendors, concessions, raffles, silent auctions, performances, plus other dancers from other studios   practicing and preparing to perform in the Russian Moscow Ballet Nutcracker in Durham on Dec. 15-16. To raise money for new ballet floors. Held at 120 N. Church St.

Quadruple ‘E’ kick-off celebration — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11: Meet city officials, food, fun, fellowship, Salisbury’s Got Talent show, hot air balloon demonstration. Bring a chair. Sign up sheets for Quadruple “E” available. “Educate, Empower, Entertain, Encourage” for youth ages 8-16 to become empowered with tools to reach their maximum potential, to run November to June. Info: A.J Alexander, 704-636-9139 or Darlene Scott,, 704-637-2932 or Yolonda Woods,, 704-640-1540 or LaTonya Hardy,, 704-492-0636.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11: Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro, showcasing 50+ potters from NC, SC, VA. Free, open to the public. 336-662-2357 or

The Extraordinaires at the fourth annual Downtown Hickory NC Shuck & Peel  — 1-6 p.m. Nov. 11: On Union Square, Downtown Hickory. Free admission, food and drink available for purchase.  Visit to learn more.


This & That 

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

Annual meeting of the Rowan Museum — 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the museum, 202 N. Main St. Enjoy tours of the museum’s Cheerwine and regular exhibit starting at 6 p.m., a recap of what the museum has done over the last year, a chicken and dumpling meal, and a special presentation of two Norvell Cups to outstanding volunteers. Donations accepted. With questions call 704-633-5946.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4: Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. $6 includes a pint of beer and a one hour class. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  • Nov. 4: From Russia with Love, a Special Cultural and Doll Themed Luncheon. Reservations required • Nov. 17-18: Benefit sale and Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) and benefit • 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Piedmont Floral Galleries hosts Q&A —  10:30- 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4: On ”2017 Christmas Trends.” Light refreshments served. Shop open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 280 Furniture Drive, call 704-636-7739 for more information.

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and every first Tuesday: At Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Southern Christmas Show 2017 — Nov.9-19: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte,

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10: (second Fridays): Fall Harvest Dance with music by deejay “Rawhide.” $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

Community drum circle — Second Fridays 6-8 p.m.: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Y — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15: Open to the public, vendors welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18: Tickets on sale now in the village shops of Historic Gold Hill at $18 each. All proceeds benefit Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society. Also order tickets at or call for more info 704-267-9439.

Dee Neely presents talent show competition —Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. (doors open 5:15 p.m.): Panel of five expert judges. Grand prize adult $500; grand prize youth $200. Also special performances, door prizes, concessions. Livingstone’s Varick Auditorium.  Get advance tickets online on  for $10 (adults), $5 (youth) until Nov. 15. Tickets at the door $15/ $8. College students $5 at the door only with ID.

Last Kannapolis Cruise-In of the season — 1-7 p.m. Nov. 11. Downtown Kannapolis.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18: Delmonico Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Horizons Unlimited — 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18: It’s All About Space. Laser show featuring the music of John Williams and Space Make in the Refinery. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004,

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming at the Cabarrus Arena — 6 p.m. Dec.2: Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,

Bear feeding every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nich — 2 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures section. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800.

Meet The Animal every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nich — 3 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures or Nature Center. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800.



Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd — Jan. 19, 2018: At the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Prices begin at $25. N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Details at 704-372-1000 or



Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday • A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

North Hills Christian School fundraising events — • Thanksgiving Boston Butt sale through Nov. 17; pickup 20th. Proceeds benefit the NHCS Athletic Department • For both, contact or 704-636-3005 ext. 503.

Humane Society of Rowan County’s Fall spaghetti dinner — Friday, Nov. 3: Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / dinner 5-8 p.m., carry out or dine in. Delivery for orders of 5+. Rhyne Building, Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. Delivery order deadline Nov. 2. Call 704-636-5700 or fax 704-633-5832. Meals $6 adults/$3 children under age 12. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea or water. No beverage with delivery. Proceeds go for veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals.

47th Annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo — 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 3: Sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters. Eat in or take out. Meals $8; quarts $10. Call Vickie Kotlarz 704 647 2080 or Kathy Seybold 704 637 6484. Proceeds support CDA service projects.

The Arbor UMC annual pork and chicken BBQ — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4: Cooked on a pit on-site plus whole and half chickens, bbq sandwiches, homemade desserts. Eat-in or take-out. Proceeds go to missions. 5545 Woodleaf Road.

Country Life Museum at Sloan Park — 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 4: Live auction at 10; live Bluegrass and Gospel music at noon. Chicken & dumplings  by Debbie Suggs, carry out available. Raffle drawing at end of event; see prizes at Event held at Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Park Road, Mt. Ulla. Sponsored by Carolina Antique Power Association, 704-636-2671.

Annual Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov 4: Salisbury’s Christmas Show offers handmade crafts, art work, homemade jellies and goodies plus products of independent vendors. Admission $3, children under 12 free, free parking. Proceeds after expenses go to missions. 223 N. Fulton St., First Ministry Center.

Christiana Lutheran’s 5th annual car show — Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 4: Open to all vehicles, years, models. Poker run 9 a.m.-noon. Judging, prizes, raffles, music, food. Pregregister and save, details at 704-633-3503. Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52 across from Erwin Middle and ERHS. All proceeds go to Brightenthe Beacon fund

BBQ at First Baptist of Cooleemee— 10 a.m. Nov. 4: BBQ, bake sale, silent action, special music. Raising money to help make church more handicap accessible. Bag meal $5 includes BBQ sandwich, chips, drink. 204 Marginal St. Cooleeme.

62nd annual Chicken Noodle Supper — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4: St. Paul’s Reformed Church,  811 N. Enochville Ave., China Grove. Bake Sale, hamburgers, hotdogs, eat in or carry out. By donation.

Liberty UMC Fall Barbecue — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4: or until sold out. Hickory cooked barbecue pork and chicken, sandwiches and plates with sides, take out available. At the intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads, Gold Hill.

Concord’s Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival — 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4: Downtown Concord. Unlimited beer tastings, chili tastings while they last, live music with David Childers at 1 p.m.; Mike Strauss Band at 2:30 p.m., Paleface at 4 p.m. Partial proceeds support United Way of Central Carolinas Cabarrus. Limited number of tickets available.

Rowan Museum 64th Annual Antiques Show Patrons’ Party — Nov. 9: at West End Plaza Event Center. 6-9 p.m. Advance registration required. Tickets $100.

Rowan Museum 64th Annual Antiques Show — Nov. 10-12: at West End Plaza Event Center. Antiques dealers from across the Southeast. First time in the shows 64 year history that it has expanded to three days instead of two.


Wine & beer tastings 

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2: Birdsong Brewing of Charlotte Beer Tasting with Christine Budd of Birdsong.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3: New Treasure Hunter Wines Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distribution.  Taste the new releases of one our most popular wine labels.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

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,

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,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 and every second Tuesday: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St.

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

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

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


Night Life

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TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — 9 p.m.- midnight Nov. 11: Trey Calloway Band. 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876,

Patio Palooza at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 1: Winston-Salem-band True North. • No cover.

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 — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •

Folk & Bluegrass Night at The Inn — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4: Award-winning singer/songwriter Kevin Neidig and opening act One Fret Over featuring The Bemus Kids. The Inn Contemporary Christian music venue, 1012 Mooresville Road. Advance tickets at the venues or or 800- 965-9324. Advance $12/door $15. Group discounts for 10 or more. Info: Tom, 704- 213-1467. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 11 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — First Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1: Featuring Greg Brangle playing live music on the patio. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6 p.m. Friday: The Golden Valley Crusaders  • 5-8 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Break-n-Run Bar & Billiards, 612 S. Main St. — • Wednesday Ladies night • Tournaments: 9 Ball Friday night, 8 Ball Saturday night, APA league Monday-Tuesday-Thursday, cash league Wednesday • Free pool Friday • Car show fourth Saturday. 980- 216-1603.



Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour — 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28. $8 adults/ $5 kids. Narrators describe historic sites, shopping, restaurants, theaters, public art. One-hour tour begins at the Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St.

‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through Dec. . 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or

Victorian Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. . Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103,


New Tai Chi For Energy class — 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 14: Six weeks through Dec. 19. All levels of experience and ability. $60 for series of six classes. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. At Soul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S.  Fulton St No. 4, above Mean Mug. See or  Facebook or call 704-633-9222.

New guitar classes — Starting Monday, Nov. 6, at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Beginner at 1 p.m., Intermediate at 2:30 p.m. This class focuses on learning the basics of guitar, plus some holiday songs. Cost of $50 includes class workbook. Call 704-216-7714 to sign up, or for more info call 704-640-0279.

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Introduction to mass drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. For beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714. Instructor Robert Richard Toth,

W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exams — 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18. W4VEC VEC Amateur Radio Exams Technician through Extra Class. $12 testing fee. Held at Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road,

Public Speaking for Professionals — Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre, March 12-April 2, 2018. For educators, business professionals, anyone who wants to speak confidently and comfortably in front of groups. Monday evenings. $155.


Speakers & forums

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Nov. 2: Guest speaker Leo Scarpati, associate state director for AARP-NC on AARP’s role in national health care reform. 704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

 The 18th Gathering of the Cornish Cousins — Nov. 3-5 in Salisbury and Gold Hill. Descendants of 19th century Cornish miners and engineers that played significant roles in the Gold Hill mining industry in the 1800s. The public is invited to the dinner buffet and program, two workshops and the traditional pasty (meat pie) dinner. See or

Diabetes education at the Y — 3 p.m., Nov. 15: Open to the public. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

AAUW Lecture Series —6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9: Yisel P. Maren, Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator, Latin American Coalition in Charlotte. “Immigration Policies and Practices: Impact on Women and Children.” Free. Sponsored by American Association of University. First UCC fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St,  entrance at rear of church.

ESU hosts concert pianist Solomon Eichner — 6:30 p.m.Nov. 16: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch presents Solomon Eichner, concert pianist who lives near Raleigh. Country Club of Salisbury. Reservations $32. You do not have to be a member of the Country Club or the ESU to attend. RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660.



Lee Street to present ‘Doubt: A Parable’ — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 19-20: Come prepared to do cold readings and a few exercises. Performance dates Jan. 18-27. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

LSt to present ‘The Realistic Joneses’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Performances dates Feb. 22-March 3. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

‘The Art of the Audition’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 6-Dec. 11: Explore audition preparation through the lens of Michael Shurtleff’s 12 Guideposts. $155. Info at



Movie day at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Open to the public; sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Christmas Movies at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24: Come Join the fun: seniors 55 and above. Go to to see the lineup and more.



Waterworks features Ben Martin retrospective — Commemorative retrospective of photojournalist Ben Martin, who passed away earlier this year, along with two other solo shows featuring textiles and clay. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882,

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Current exhibit: Creative Pilgrimage, the contemplative art of Karen Operrell Campbell. Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Keyth Kahrs’ one man art exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781

WVAC Fall exhibition ‘Architecture and History’ — Through Feb. 3, 2018: at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882,



Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino — Leave old Salisbury Mall 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 10 return Saturday 8 a.m. Cost $40 (non refundable) with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due by Nov. 6. Small coolers and snacks welcome. 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay your money. Limited seating.

Travel with the YMCA — • Nov. 14: 9 a.m. Southern Christmas Show • 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30: Narrow Ways Theater, “The True Story of Christmas” • Dec. 2: 3 p.m. “Gaither’s Christmas Home Coming” • 11:45 a.m. Dec. 6: Barn Dinner Theater, “A Groovin Christmas” holiday musical • Trips are open to the public • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or

Davie County Senior Services trip — Nov. 13-15: Wilmington beach trip, Christmas special at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater Christmas show, tour of the city, shopping. Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

Community Travelers — Dec.23: Trip to the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro to see the Black Nativity on Dec. 23. Reservation deadline Nov. 5. Contact Brend Cowan 704-431-3974.


Call for vendors

Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Vendors wanted for show Dec. 2-3 at Rowan County Fair Grounds. Applications at Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Y — 8 a.m. Nov. 15: Vendors welcome. Call Louise 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.


Call for parade entries

58th annual Holiday Caravan Parade —  Wednesday, Nov. 22: Spencer at 2 p.m.; Salisbury  at 3 p.m. Float entry deadline is Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. To participate visit

Kannapolis Christmas Parade — 6 p.m. Dec. 9: To participate visit visit


Call for performers

Salisbury’ Got Talent — Saturday, Nov. 11: Talent show kick-off for Quadruple “E,” a program designed to educate, empower, entertain and encourage the youth of our community. Share your unique talent at this grand opening event at Kelsey Scott Park, 1120 Old Wilkesboro Road. Seeking performers of all ages and backgrounds from Rowan County. Application/information at Michael 704-239-8688, Darlene 704-637-2932,

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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail


Cal for artists artisans

Center for Faith & the Arts seeks artists — 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8: Holiday Suitcase Celebration. Bring one suitcase to display work. Prize for the most creative display. $10 entry fee. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St. Contact Nancy Gaines at

Twin City Artisans of Winston Salem — Deadline Nov. 3 for Dec. 7-9 event: Seeking art and craft vendors for show at Masonic Center, Country Club Road, W-S. Central check out system means artists will not have to be present. Three days for $125. Enter at or contact Sherry at 336-345-5721 or


Call for volunteers 

Staff the CFA art gallery — The Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the center at 704-647-0999 or email

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more.

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