Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 16-22

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 16, 2017


Closing weekend for PPT Youth Theatre’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ Final 3 shows: tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors, students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471,

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 

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Open mic at Mean Mug — Nov. 17: With host Jamie Slate & Rev. Rich followed by a special appearance by the Nebulux Music School Pop Band. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-7 p.m. Nov.  19:  Bergenline. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Rowan One Church One Child Ministry Concert — 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19: Rowan One Church One Child Ministry Fall and Christmas Concert featuring The Furr Family Gospel Band and Rev. Brad Treece. Milford Hills UMC fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Give a love offering to help purchase a bed for a child or become a foster parent to a child. Learn more at the concert or or 704-216-7914.

The Gibson Brothers appearing at High Point Theatre — Dec. 2: Touring with longtime band featuring Mike Barber (bass), Jesse Brock (mandolin), Clayton Campbell (fiddle). High Point Theatre, 220 E Commerce Ave. Ticket info at 336-883-3401,



Final weekend for 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


This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Nov. 16: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Holiday open house  —  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 18: Load up on the holiday spirit during The Brown Eyed Suzy’s Holiday Open house, 113 W. Innes St. Take your photo with our Elf on the Shelf, enjoy our Hot Chocolate Bar, win door prizes, take home a free gift with purchase. 336-426-9199.

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. 17-18: Benefit sale and Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) and benefit • 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Customer Appreciation Day at L. L. Goodnight and Sons — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18: Lunch starts at 11 a.m. at 605 Saw Road, China Grove. Free door prizes (grand prize: propane grill), hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream plus crafts for kids, all by FFA members. Donations to NW Cabarrus, South Rowan, and West Rowan FFA Chapters accepted.

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

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18: Tickets $18. 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.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

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,



Bike Salisbury Poker Run — 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18:  Starts at Grievous Gallery,   313 E. Council St.  Proceeds benefit efforts for citywide bike-share program. Ride from location to location to draw a card. Snacks, prizes, music, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, Skinny Wheels Bike Shop bicycle for the best hand. Stops include: Grievous Gallery, Bounce City, Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery, Pedal Factory, Mean Mug.  Adults $10, children under 12 $5.

Rowan One Church One Child Ministry Concert — 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov, 19: Rowan One Church One Child Ministry Fall and Christmas Concert featuring The Furr Family Gospel Band and Rev. Brad Treece. Milford Hills UMC fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Two Ways to Help: give a love offering to help purchase a bed for a child. Become a foster parent to a child. Learn more at the concert or or 704-216-7914.

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.

‘Warm Hearts, Warm Clothing’ collects outerwear for local children — Nov. 18-Dec. 1O: New winter outerwear including coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweatshirts for girls and boys age 5-18. Ben Mynatt Nissan and Communities In Schools will distribute donated items to students in the RSSchool system. Drop at Ben Mynatt Nissan, 629 Jake Alexander Blvd. South, 7O4-633-7270.

North Rowan High School Booster Club fundraiser — BBQ Butts $35; shoulders $4/pound; BBQ sauce $3, Red slaw $3 quart. Pick up on evening of Nov. 22 between 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Give us your cell number and we will notify you when the meat comes off the grill. 300 N Whitehead Ave, Spencer, 704-636-4420.

Christmas craft sale, bake sale, hot dog sale — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2: Christmas ornaments, decor, home decor, gifts, cakes, cookies, snacks, candy. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 4914 Old Beatty Ford Road, corner of Old Concord Salisbury and Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. 704-857-1377. Proceeds benefit the organ fund.



Rowan Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21: Rowan Genealogical Society last meeting of 2017, Rowan Public Library Hurley Room. Program will review proven methods for tracking immigrant ancestors including the religious migration into this country. All who are interested in genealogy are welcome.

2018 Rowan County History Course — 13-week course Thursday evenings Feb. 1-May 3: Classes meet at various historic locations, beginning with the Rowan Museum. To register, email or call 704-636-0103. Tuition may paid in advance. Info at

‘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., plus 6-8 p.m. Christmas Eve. 704-636-0103,


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17: Wines For Your Thanksgiving Feast with Cindy Sweasey, Grapevine Distributing.  A selection of red and white wines chosen specifically for traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving meals. $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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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@

City Tavern Patio Palooza, 113 E Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays: Nov. 22: Kameron Marlowe • Nov. 29: Austin McNeill  • 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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Mercy Falls and Fools Gold. 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,

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6 p.m. Friday: The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys and Tori Jones  • 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays: 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.



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,

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 — 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7: Light pot luck Christmas luncheon; bring a covered dish or dessert. Entertainment by renowned Randolph County guitarist Larry G. Davis, former studio musician encouraged by Chet Atkins, spurring him to achieve the status of one of today’s premier solo guitarists. Larry performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Also membership drive. 704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St., 704-638-5333.

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



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,



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 the late photojournalist Ben Martin, plus 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,



Travel with the YMCA — • 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

Community Travelers to McAdenville — Departure 4 p.m. Dec. 16: Bus trip to McAdenville-Christmas City. $20.  Call Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609 to reserve your seat.

Rowan Rambers — April 11: Glamour on Board, wardrobe from Titanic the movie at Biltmore in Asheville; see 45 beautiful costumes worn in the movie. $100 due by Feb. 15, 2018 • May 16-19: Ohio Amish Trip, Warther’s carvings, Amish farm tour, 2 shows, Step-on-Guide, Victorian mansion, in home Amish meal, Mrs. Yoder’s Country Kitchen, Lehman’s General Store, Heini Cheese, Der Dutchman Restaurant. Total cost double occupancy $470; $150 deposit by Jan. 9 Info: Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.


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.


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.

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


Call 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


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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