Roundabout: What’s happening Dec. 14-20

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Fun continues!


Closing weekend for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ — Final 4 shows: Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, students/seniors $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St, 704-633-5471,

• Rowan Public Library’s third annual ‘Cards for a Cause’ — Christmas cards for service members and veterans. Through Dec. 18, visit any RPL branch. Pre-printed holiday cards, blank cardstock, crafting supplies on hand, already-completed cards also accepted. Cards submitted Dec 8-18 will be delivered to veterans at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center.

• ‘A Visit to Santa’s Workshop’ 2-5 p.m. weekdays through Dec 23 plus by appointment on Saturdays at The Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop. Get a free candy cane from Santa; photos taken for purchase. For autistic or special needs children, book a 5-minute appointment with the big guy. Bring a wrapped gift ahead of time and Santa will give it to your child right from his big velvet toy bag. Info 704-239-2700. 1108 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.

• ‘It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play’ at Old Courthouse Theatre — Beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast at Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St NW, Concord. Performance dates 8 p.m. Dec  15, 16. Sunday matinees Dec   17 at 2:30 p.m. Info and tickets 704-788-2405 or

• Winter Workshops at Salisbury Art Station — For children age 5 and up. Call and arrange for payment to hold a spot. 120 E. Innes St, 704-754-0853 –Tiny Canvas Painting and Card Making. 1-3 p.m. Dec 16. Paint small canvases that can easily be made into keepsake ornaments or gifts. $25 for materials and instruction — Individual Expression. 4-6 p.m. Dec 15 and Dec 22. Students will be given 3 8×10 canvases to create their own works of art. $25 for materials and instruction.

• Horizons Unlimited —  Dec 16: Holiday Lasers, Hall of Trees, silent auction, Holiday laser shows, Winter Story Walk and Setzer Christmas. 1636 Parkview Circle. 704-639-3004,

Weekend tours of the Hall House dressed in its holiday best — 1-4 p.m. Dec 16-17 with special Candlelight Christmas Eve Tour from 6-8 p.m. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12. Admission for the candlelight tour is by donation.

• RPL hosts holiday children’s programs — Games, stories, refreshments, an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus –10:30 a.m. Dec 14 at headquarters (Salisbury): ‘Treemendous;’  –10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at East Branch (Rockwell): ‘Stories with Elves.’ —

Rowan Big Band All Stars at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. Dec 15: 18-piece community big band in the style of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, etc. $20 + tax. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,

• Live Nativity — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec 15: Canaan Baptist Church performs live nativity at the home of Randall Barger, Main Street Faith. This is a drive through event.

•  Third annual Cruise-By Christmas Window Art Show — Drive by 24 hours a day Dec 16-Jan 6 (or sooner to watch her paint): Window art of local artist Cherrathee Hager. Hendrix BBQ at 1624 W. Innes St; Hendrix BBQ at 1530 Statesville Blvd; The Pop Shoppe at 1831 W. Innes St; Landmark Family Resturant at 1617 South Main St; Denese’s Pet Spa at 2825 W Innes St, KMD Construction at 1001 W Innes St; Shuckin Shack at 118 N Main St.

• Christmas in The Grove 5-9 p.m. Dec 16: Sledding, food, hot chocolate, smores, caroling, horsedrawn wagon rides, face painting, visit with Santa, more holiday activities. Free. Please consider bringing an unwrpped toy for Toys for Tots.

CF&A holiday celebrations rescheduled from Dec. 8 — 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16:  Workshop in the Library. For $5 children age 6-12 can make and wrap a present to take home and put under the tree,  plus hot drinks and homemade goodies for sale;

–5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 22: Suitcase Sale plus  Phoenix Readers at 7 p.m. in their last presentation of “Christams Made In America”  plus  raffles for prizes and maybe a few surprises;

–CFA Galleries will be open throughout both events with the Bishop family creche collection and Nick Bishop will be available for questions;

–6-8 p.m. Dec  24: CFA Galleries open for viewing the Creche exhibit by candlelight

–Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

• Salisbury Symphony’s ‘The Nutcracker’ with Piedmont Dance Theatre — Dec 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec 17 at 2:30 p.m. Keppel Auditorium. Tickets at

 Santa and the Grinch with Antique Fire Trucks — 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dec 16: Cruise around downtown. Cookies, cocoa, holiday crafts while you wait. Weather permitting.

• Christmas Open House at THD — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec 16: free horse and carriage rides, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Hot chocolate, cookies, craft vendors. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044,

West Corinth 13th Annual Singing Christmas Tree — 7 p.m. Dec 16 • 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec 17: ‘Hallelujah, Jesus is Born.’ Free, open to the public. Directed by Dean Orbison. West Corinth Baptist Church, 120 Corinth Church Road between Mooresville and China Grove.

• The Barefoot Christmas Movement Show in Concord — 8 p.m. Dec 16: Christmas favorites from International Bluegrass Music Association’s Band of the Year. $30. The Davis Theatre. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. 704-920- ARTS or

• Jubilee Community Choir annual Christmas concert — 5 p.m. Dec 17: Features guest saxophonist Gavin Crisp, liturgical dance renditions by Natalia House, soloists Doris Goodman, Sarah J. Norman, Rebecca Stinson. Kay Wright Norman,  director. Refreshments afterward. Soldiers  Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N Church St.  Free will offering received.

A Service of Lessons and Carols — 11 a.m. Dec 17: St John’s Lutheran Church. Chancel Choir, St John’s Men’s Chorus, St John’s Women’s Ensemble, soloists and Instrumental Ensemble. The music of Handel, Forrest, Rutter and more.

East Rowan Choral Department’s Holiday Concert — 7 p.m. Dec 18: Approximately 140-voice student choir. Free, open to the public. Directed by Dean Orbison. School auditorium, 175 St Luke’s Church Road.

• Order deadline for Lions’ Boston butt and turkey BBQ — Pickup Dec 22, 5-8 p.m.: Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery Street, Cleveland. 704-278-2252.

• Chick-fil-A hosts Santa Night with free horse & carriage rides — 5-8 p.m. Dec 19: Visit with Santa, free carriage rides and cookie decorating. Chick-Fil-A, 902 E Innes St

• Painted Rocks & Ornaments Workshops for children of any age — 10 a.m.-noon Dec 19-20-21: $30 includes supplies, fun and a Chill. Call ahead to reserve your space OR walk-ins welcome if space available. Can take 10 people. RSVP to 704-798-0052. The Chill, 120 E Fisher St

• Handel’s Messiah by Salisbury Symphony and Symphony Chorale — 6:30 p.m. Dec 19: Holiday concert of Christmas excerpts from Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ First Presbyterian Church at 308 W. Fisher St $15 adults and $5 ages 18 and below. Free for children under 10. General admission. Tickets at or 704-216-1513.

• RPL East’s Holiday Movie Marathon — Dec. 21 at East Branch (Rockwell) –10 a.m. Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ (2009) starring Jim Carrey; –Noon, ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ (1992); –2 p.m. ‘Mickey’s Christmas Carol’ (1983) –Light refreshments. Info

• JCPrice American Legion annual Children’s Christmas Party — 5-9 p.m. Dec 22: Visit with Santa Claus, win door prizes, enjoy Sweet Frogs and food at 1433 Old Wildesboro Road. For children age 13 and younger with their parents. Sponsored by Post 107, Ladies’ auxiliary, Children and Youth Committee. Info at 704-278-9116 or 980-234-3344.

• VFW Post 8989 Auxiliary hosts Breakfast with Santa — 7-11 a.m. Dec. 23: Breakfast until 10:30, see Santa 8-11 a.m. Children 8 and under receive free child’s plate with paying adult for $7. All chidren receive a gift from Santa. 2500 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. RSVP to

• Old Stone Christmas — Dec 30-31: at Old Stone House, Christmas like our Rowan County ancestors would have known 200 years ago. $5 adults $3 students.

• New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower — 9 p.m. – midnight Dec 31: Hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec. Celebrate at Salisbury’s historic Bell Tower. Live music, video feed of Time Square, hot cocoa, more.


• All Aboard: Denton Country Christmas Train — 9th Annual Country Christmas Train each weekend and other select weeknights through Dec 27. 1 ½ -mile 20-min. loop around Denton FarmPark, past hundreds of light displays, live Nativity, and a short film about the Christmas story. Also, a gingerbread house with cookie decorating area for kids. Denton is about an hour from Salisbury. Information, hours and tickets at

A Tweetsie Christmas — Through Dec 30: Blowing Rock. Santa Claus in his shop, train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains, carolers throughout the park, live Christmas show, roasted s’mores, select the perfect Christmas tree to take home. Advance tickets recommended at

‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ at Ovens Auditorium — 7 p.m. Dec 20: Tickets start at $29.50. or 800-745-3000. See

• High Point Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ — Dec 20-22: At High Point Theater, 220 E Commerce Ave., reserved seating, see or call 336-887-4HPB.

26th Annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights — Begins 6 p.m. through Jan 1: 26th annual Festival at Tanglewood Park, Clemmons. Also Santa and Mrs. Claus, performers, gift village, tractor-pulled hayrides. Reservations required at 336-766-9540 or



Closing weekend for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ — Final 4 shows: Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St, 704-633-5471,

Ovens Auditorium and Blumenthal Performing Arts host hit Broadway musicals — • 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 —Dec 15 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Hosted by Daniel Gurley. Signup begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:3-8 p.m. Dec 17:  ‘Old Rockers’ are Orland Carra, Rexx Rexrode, Dean Whittle, and Richard Rathmell.   No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,

Big Church Night Out with Newsboys — Dec  17 at 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.:  Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor, Brock Gill, Adam Agee, Jamison Strain, Jeremy Willet. At the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Tickets begin at $25. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,

Candlelight Coffee Winter Solstice —  6-9 p.m. Dec 21:  Spend The Longest Night at  Mean Mug. Live music with Daniel Arthur Gurley. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.

Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night — 7:30-10 p.m. Fourth Saturday Dec 23: A Christmas celebration,  Salsa dancing with instructor, Tapas buffet. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP to Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — Jan 6: A night of music, wine, food, dancing. This year’s theme ‘First Ladies of Swing’ celebrates the music of Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald.

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • 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.


Book signings

Rev. Patricia Turner — Noon-2 p.m. Dec 16: Rev. Turner, copastor emeritus of Tower of Power, self-published ‘Developing/ Preaching Sermons to Reflect the Spirit of the Pentectost: A Training Manual for Ministers in Basic Sermon Preparation.’ Book signing at J.F.Hurley Family YMCA multipurpose room. More info at 704-636-1244.

Patti Fogt — 6-8 p.m. Dec 20:  Children’s author and illustrator Patti Laughlin at Mean Miug Coffee Co. Her books include “Aaron’s Little Sailboat,” “ The Amazing Ugly Umbrella” with her  newest book debuting in December. 1024 S. Fulton St.


This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Dec 14: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Special Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday,Dec 16: Delmonico’s Band. Bring a dish to share. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Happy Roots Artist Collective open house — 2-6p.m. Dec. 16: Music from Brandon Bello, Sue McHugh, Ashley Honbarrier, other local musicians; Buddy Farnan magic show at 3 p.m. Refreshments,  gingerbread house making, games and door prizes, more. Free.  Plus Happy Roots Artist Collective & Holiday Store  through Dec. 31 showcasing work of local artisans, consignment, antiques. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1026 S. Fulton St.

Downtown Salisbury events— • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec 16: Santa and the Grinch with Antique Fire Trucks •www.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Dec 16: Christmas party at the Comic Monstore, 813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. Free, open to the public. Showing ‘Gargantia On The Verdurous Planet.’ For age 12 and up.

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,



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

Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias — Feb 25: One Show Fits All World Tour celebrates Iglesias’ 20 years of comedy. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Prices begin at $42., 800-745-3000, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.


Blood drives

Today: North Hills Christian School — 2-6:30 p.m. Dec 14: Davis Wing on the campus of North Hills Christian School. Schedule an appointment at

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Dec 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111.



RSVP today for A ‘Bury Home Companion Christmas — Kent Bernhardt hosts fundraiser for Milford Hills UMC, 1630 Statesville Blvd. 6:30 p.m. Dec 16 featuring a few of his friends from The ‘Bury. Tickets $20 ; deadline today at 704-636-0471 or 704-636-1007.

Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity — 7 p.m. Dec  19: New London United Methodist Church’s  Music and Missions Concert Series presents Daniel Dickens   and Kelly Newsome  in a program of Christmas music.  No admission; offering   will support Habitat for Humanity.  Info at 704-463-5669.

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

Second annual Battle of the Gods and Goddesses Fashion Show — Doors open 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Dec 30: Showcasing talent, models, designers, make-up artists, hair stylists, vendors. A community fundraiser sponsored by Great Women and Men United Inc, and Precision Management Marketing to create funds for Save the Youth Program. Held at Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Tickets $20. Sponsored by Emeka Event Planning. Tickets/info at 704-738-7077 or or see

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — Jan 6: Salisbury Symphony’s biggeset fundraiser, a night of music, wine, food, dancing. This year’s theme ‘First Ladies of Swing’ celebrates the music of Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald.



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


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 15: Wine Gifts for Wine Lovers Tasting with Cindy Sweasey, Grapevine Distributing. Selection of six wines that will put a smile on your special wine lover. $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. Second Tuesdays: $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

See also music & more

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

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: Last Chance Band and Rebecca Kulhawick. 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. Second Saturdays. 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 — 6:30-8 p.m. Friday:  Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — • 8:30 p.m. Dec 15: Too Much Sylvia. Cover charge is monetary contributions that will be used to help out local charities • 9 p.m. Dec 31: New Years Eve Party with Divided by Four; buffet starts at 630 p.m. • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.



 Tai Chi For Energy — 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for 8 weeks, Jan 4-Feb 22. Nationally certified instructor. $80. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St above Mean Mug. Pre-registration required at 704-633-9222 or

Eight-week beginning & intermediate pottery wheel class — Tuesdays: 10:30-1 p.m. Jan 9-Feb 27 — or Wednesdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan 10-Feb 28 — or Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan 11-Mar 1 –$200. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St, 704-209-1632,

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June, 2018: Inaugural season of single-session classes • Feb 15 Caligraphy • March 15 Quilting • April 19 Floral Design • May 17 Watercolor • June 21 Culinary arts/Summer cocktails • Non-members $50; members $40 • Become a member as you register and save up to $65 when you sign up for all five classes. Also see for information on Adult Hand & Wheel pottery classes beginning Feb 6, Youth workshops (ages 4-6 and 7-12) for Valentine’s and Easter; Toddler Time sessions scheduled in March and May. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E Liberty St.

Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversational setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

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


Speakers & forums

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.

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Jan 4: Meet the center’s new director Nan Buehrer, installation of 2018 officers, pizza party will follow. For seniors 50+ .704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.



PPT youth auditions for ‘Julius Caesar’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Jan 2-3: By appoiintment only. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St Show dates Feb. 16-24. Sign up at 633-5471 or

PPT musical auditions for ‘The Producers’ — 7 p.m. Jan 16-17: Third floor Meroney Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471. Show dates March 15-18 and 21-24. Available roles listed at



Free movies at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — Call today to ask about the schedule: 704-636-0111



‘Making a Mark’ exhibit at Salisbury Business Center —Artists from Jesse Carson Fine Arts Program through Feb 23: Lisa Mirisola, Isabella Almazon, Victoria Amaro, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Olivia Cunningham, Kristina Neumiller, Serena Wale. Free, open to the public. Artists interested in exhibiting contact Sue McHugh, Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St,

Waterworks features Ben Martin retrospective — Through Feb. 3: Iconic photographs commemorating the LIFE and TIMES of Salisbury native Ben Martin; In Stitches, large-scale fiber works inspired by stained glass windows by Susan Lenz; Carolyn Ford’s Go To…Go By, low-relief carved clay works depicting the artist’s travels. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882,

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St — Bishop Family Creche Collection through Jan 6. • Christmas Eve: special candle light showing of the Bishop Family Creche Collection. Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

Shurtz exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St — Opening reception Dec 16; exhibit runs through January: Tatyana Shurtz’s original artwork. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781

WVAC Fall exhibition ‘Architecture and History’ — Through Feb. 3: 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,



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

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19, 2018: Artists and vendors offering an endless array of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See for vendor application


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

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19, 2018: Artists and vendors offering an endless array of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See for vendor application


Call for volunteers 

Staff the CFA art gallery — 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. Call 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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