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Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 23-29

Friday: David Freeze book signing

David Freeze will be at South Main Book Co. on Friday, Nov. 24 from 6-8 p.m. with his new book “Cycling the Northwest.”

Plus, save the date: 6-8 p.m., Dec. 1: Susan Barringer Wells will talk about and sign copies of “A Game Called Salisbury.”

South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com


Happy’s Farm Storybook Christmas 

From 4-7 p.m. on Saturday- Sunday, Dec. 2-3 at Happy’s Farm, have family fun while supporting the farm’s Veteran H.E.R.O. Project

Tickets are $5 per person. The $5 Activity Pass includes • horse ride • Western theme playground • jail arcade • hot dog with fixins’ and drink • meet and take pictures with storybook characters • ride Happy’s Express Hay Wagon • children can ride The Cress Express , the farm’s special Veteran train.

Proceeds from this event support the farm’s Veteran H.E.R.O. Project. Happy’s Farm, 985 Parks Road, 704-279-5268, www.happysfarm.org


Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour opens this weekend 

Entire Trolleys are already selling out so you will want to capture this opportunity as soon as you can! Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and above, $15 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 years or younger ride free! All ticket prices are subject to taxes & fees.

Each journey begins at the Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 204 E Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. There you will check in, get your tickets, and board the trolley. For tickets and more information you can contact Lee Street theatre’s Box Office at 704.310.5507 or visit www.leestreet.org

S-R Choral Society presents ‘Tales of St. Nicholas’ 

Begin your holiday season with a free holiday concert titled “Tales of St. Nicholas: The Art of the Gift,” presented twice by the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society.

The first concert is Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. at Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd.

The second concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St.

The program includes familiar Christmas songs: “Still, Still, Still”and “Fum, Fum, Fum,” as well as some new numbers —“Ding-a Ding-a Ding” and “Season of Light.” For the young and young at heart are “The Night Before Christmas” and a jazzy version of “Jolly Old St. Nicholas.”

Attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to be given to children served by Rowan Department of Social Services. These concerts are supported by the Rowan Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council and is funded from the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Piedmont Choral Society’s annual Christmas concerts

CONCORD — Piedmont Choral Society, Cabarrus County’s 50-voice community choir, will present its annual Christmas concerts, with orchestra, on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union Street North.

The group will present arrangements of familiar carols and songs of the season, along with John Rutter’s exciting “Gloria,” featuring the brass section of the orchestra. Joseph Judge of Pfeiffer University is director, and Dr. Don Simmons is accompanist.

The concerts are free, and a reception will follow.

This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the NC Arts Council and the Cabarrus Arts Council. No need to venture out of town for a quality musical performance….come support your local arts groups. For more information, contact kayy2000@gmail.com, 704-699-6053, www.piedmontchoralsociety.org or Facebook.


Save the Date — Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash 

This season’s Big Band Bash will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Salisbury Symphony’s biggest fundraising event brings a night of music, wine, food and dancing. This year’s theme is “First Ladies of Swing” and celebrates the music of Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald. Support the Salisbury Symphony by purchasing a ticket to this event.


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