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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 4-10

Music & more 

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Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — Jan 6: Last chance for tickets to 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. www.salisburysymphony.org/tickets

Salisbury Symphony and NC Symphony 7:30 pm Thursday Jan 18: The Fourth and Fiedler’s Finest with the North Carolina Symphony. Salisburysymphony.org

Coming to the Davis Theater — • 8 pm Jan 20: Martha Redbone Roots Project. Influenced by her Native American and African American heritage. Tickets $35. The Davis Theatre is located inside the Historic County Courthouse at 65 Union Street, South. 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 pm Jan. 16: Rehearsals begin for for May concert “Seasons of Life” at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome. Info: 704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/

Ovens Auditorium and the Blumenthal, Charlotte — • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, April 17-22• Yanni, May 6 • Herb Alpert, May 1 • Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Dwight Yoakam, Jan 13 • A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper, March 17 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Theater

St Thomas Players’ ‘Doubt: A Parable’ — . Jan 18-27,at 7:30 p.m.; matinee Jan 21 at 2:30 p.m.: Explores the bond between faith and doubt when a nun accuses a priest of inappropriate behavior with a child in her school. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St Tickets available at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

This & That 

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

Come dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Jan.12: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. Bring the family. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Community drum circle — (second Friday): 6-8 p.m. Jan 12: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Downtown Salisbury events— • www. downtownsalisburync.com

NC Rowan County Anime Group convention — Jan 11-14: Ichiban Con 9, home convention of the NC Rowan County Anime Group. Concord Embassy Suites Convention Center • 6-8 pm Feb 24: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. Free, open to the public. Showing anime series called Samurai 7. For age of 12 and up. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures — • • 108 Fourth St, Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.com

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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Horizons Unlimited — • 1-3 p.m. Jan 20, 2018: Brrr! It’s Cold Outside! Crystal growing, snowy art, Winter Star Talk and Frozen film feature. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

 

Fundraisers 

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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

 

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org

Band dance — 7-10 pm Saturday Jan 6: Cheyenne Band. Bring a dish to share. $8.

Diabetes Academy — 3 pm Wednesday Jan 17: Learn how to manage your diabetes. Please sign up.

Lunch and Learn — • Noon Wednesday Jan 24: Please sign up.

Rite Aid-presents — Diet as You Age. 1:30 pm Feb 12: Please sign up.

Travel with the Y — • Feb 14: Trip to see NarroWays play, “Not Just Another Love Story.” Leave 3 pm • Feb 23: Trip to Southern Spring Show, leave 9 am • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

 

History 

Kannapolis History Associates presents “G.I. Town” — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan 8: Explore the history of G.I. Town from the post-WWII era. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

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 office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103. Tuition may paid in advance. Info at historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5: Super Value Wines of Piedmont Italy Wine Tasting with Mark Orsini, Orsini Wines. $5/person  • Save The Date: 6 p.m. Feb 3: 7th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting featuring chocolates by Chocolatier Baracund of Concord created specifically for selected wines. Tasting hosted by Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley • 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com

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

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, www.douglasvineyardswines.com

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

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Every second Tuesday: $15 pp with RSVP to 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

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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@facebook.com

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Second Saturday, Jan 13. 1024 S. Fulton St,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

 

Classes

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, www.pottery-101.com

Change your Life with Whole Food Nutrition — 2-3:30 p.m. Jan 6: For those who are struggling to lose weight, have high cholesterol/blood pressure, have low energy, are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Maia Smith, Certified Health Coach. $25. Register via email to info@maiasmith.com

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June • Feb 15 Caligraphy • March 15 Quilting • April 19 Floral Design • May 17 Watercolor • June 21 Culinary arts/Summer cocktails • Non-members $50; members $40 • 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, www.RobertTothSculptor.com

Public Speaking for Professionals — Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre, March 12-April 2, 2018. Monday evenings. $155. www.burningcoal.org/classes/

 

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.

ESU presents A Teacher in Space — 6:30 p.m. Jan 11: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program presents Dr. Cyndi Osterhus, 44-year career educator in North Carolina who received national recognition when she was selected as a finalist in the Teacher in Space Program in 1985. . 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.

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

 

Film

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

 

Art 

Closing reception for  creche display at Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St — Saturday, Jan. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Bishop Family Creche Collection. Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

‘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, receptionist@integro-tech.com. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St, www. salisburybusinesscenter.com

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, www.waterworks.org

Shurtz exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St — Through January: Tatyana Shurtz’s original artwork. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781 www.railwalkgallery.com

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, www.waterworks.org

 

Trips 

Deposit due Tuesday for trip with Rowan Rambers — April 11: Glamour on Board, wardrobe from Titanic the movie at Biltmore in Asheville; $100 due by Feb. 15 • 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 hippiefest.org for vendor application

 

Auditions/call for performers

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society— Rehearsals begin 7 pm Jan. 16 for May concert “Seasons of Life” at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome. 704-796-9683 or www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/

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. See available roles at PiedmontPlayers.com

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB is seeking instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

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

 

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 hippiefest.org for vendor application

Full Circle Arts Altered States: Digitally Enhanced Photography — Jan 11-Feb 17, 2018: Photography competition/exhibition of photographs that have been digitally manipulated, in print format, framed, ready to hang. Registration: $10 for up to 3 entries. Full Circle Arts, Hickory, www.fullcirclearts.org

 

Call for volunteers 

Volunteer at 30th Annual VIP Putt Putt Tournament — April 14: Volunteers will work as sighted guides to assist Visually Impaired Persons with lining up their putts, describing the course, and pointing out obstacles. Sight divisions:Legally Blind (some sight-can make out images and light) and Totally Blind (no light perception or images). Registration deadline March 19 for VIPs and volunteers. Entry fee $5/person. Lunch provided free for participants and volunteers. Info: 704-216-7780.

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 info@faithart.org

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, hps@horseprotection.org

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. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

 

RPL programs

These Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public.

• “Introduction to Bullet Journaling” Tuesday Jan. 9 at 6 pm at Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St. AND at South Rowan Regional, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, Jan 22 at 2 pm. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8248.

• “Beginning Genealogy” 10 a.m. Jan. 20. Basics for researching family history, co-hosted by Genealogical Society of Rowan County. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8232.

• Learn how to operate your iPad at “Tech Tuesdays” 7 pm Jan. 23 at South Rowan Regional, China Grove. Space is limited, register at 704-216-7737.

• “Random Fandom: Anime & Manga,” teen program Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 4:30 pm at Headquarters AND Wednesday Jan. 10 at 6 pm at South Rowan Regional, China Grove. Cosplay as your favorite character. ALSO “Random Fandom: Minecraft” is Jan 22 at 6:30 pm at East Branch, 110 Broad St, Rockwell.

• “Adulting 101,” new teen series designed to teach valuable life skills. January’s program will share simple microwave recipes, advice on how to eat healthy, tips on making meals on a shoestring budget. At Headquarters Jan. 16 at 4:30 pm AND South Rowan Regional, China Grove Jan. 17 at 6 pm

• Teen escape room: “Escape! at the Library,” at all three branches. January: “Save the Clock Tower.” Headquarters Jan. 23 at 4:30 pm ; AND South Rowan Regional, China Grove Jan. 24 at 6 pm AND East Branch. Rockwell Jan. 29 at 6:30 pm

• More info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

Comedy

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

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

‘Whose Live Anyway’ improv show — 7:30 pm May 18: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, hosts the current cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets start at $29.50. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000

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