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Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 1-7

Local arts & entertainment, Salisbury, NC


Night Life

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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Open mic night. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Open mic at Mean Mug —Friday Feb 2 7-11 pm with hosts Jamie Slate & Rev. Rich. Sign up begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Feb 10 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Mean Chili Cook-Off at Mean Mug — 4-8 pm Sunday Feb 4: Bring your crockpots of your favorite chili recipe. Live music. All the tastes you can eat for $3 donation. Mean Mug Coffee Co 1024 S. Fulton Street.

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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 730-930 pm Thurs Feb 1: Greg Moore • 8-10pm Friday Feb 2: Brown Mountain Lightening Bugs • 8-10pm Sat Feb 3: Jason Leake from the band No Questions Asked • 6-8pm Sun Feb 4: Open Mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Wed Feb 7: Old Tyme Radio Show hosted by CJ Peters • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3: Bluegrass by One Fret Over • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.


Music & more 

FUMC FirstARTS presents — 7:30 pm Friday Feb. 9: Colin Lynch, concert organist from Boston, Mass. Free. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. Info 704-633-3221.

W-S Symphony present the Steep Canyon Rangers — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb 10: Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Tickets $20–$67 at 336-464-0145 or WSsymphony.org.

‘Amadeus Meets the Duke’ — 7:30 pm Feb. 15: Danielle Talamantes, soprano; Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone; Renee McCachren, piano perform songs by Mozart, Ellington, Bernstein, Turina, Faure and more. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba College. Free, open to the public • Vocal Masterclass: 3-5 pm Feb 14: Omwake-Dearborn Chapel; free and open to the public.

On Stage at the Davis: Get re-acquainted with the Pinball Wizard — 9:30 pm Saturday, Feb 17: The Hillbenders’ TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry live at the Davis Theatre. The Hillbenders recreate the entire 1969 album in their trademark bluegrass style. Tickets $30. Davis Theatre, located inside the Historic County Courthouse at 65 Union Street, South. 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Wilmington Celebration Choir — 6 pm Feb. 17: Traveling gospel choir at First Baptist Church, First Ministry Center Gym, 220 N Fulton St. Free admission.

Salisbury Symphony annual family concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb 18: Bernstein & Prodigies Family Concert with Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus and several young soloists. Tickets at Salisburysymphony.org

MerleFest on the Road comes to Greensboro — 8 p.m. Feb 24: The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement, and Andy May to perform at downtown Greensboro’s Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N. Davie St. Tickets $23.04 general seating, $34.07 reserved seating; purchase at TheVanDyke.org or call 1-800-838-3006. $25 general seating, $35 reserved seating DOS.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Feb 23: Concert followed by open jam session Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Downtown Beats, Rowan’s Impromptu Chorus — 6 p.m. Feb 26 Free community sing requires no experience or commitment, no charge, no prior registration is required. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228.

Castlebay:Bards & Blarney — 7 p.m. Feb. 27: Part of the Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St, 704-216-8228

First in Flight Tour Concert — 7 p.m. Saturday March 17: Christian Hip Hop concert with Parxx, DJ Besbleve, Virtuous and 1ne Chance. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Free, donations accepted. Info at 704-798-8970. RSVP to www.eventbrite.com/e/first-in-flight-tour-salisbury-tickets-41913258685?aff=eac2



Catawba College Theatre presents ‘Twilight Los Angeles’ — Feb. 13-17: Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Tony-nominated drama documents the aftermath of the acquittal of the four LAPD officers charged with assaulting Rodney King.  Tickets: $10-$15 at 704-637-4481 or http://www.catawba.edu/theatretix

PPT Youth Theater presents ‘Julius Caesar’ — Show dates: Feb 16-17 and 23-24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Feb 12. Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

The Realistic Joneses — Feb. 22-March 3 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax. Visit ‘The Realistic Joneses’ and meet Bob and Jennifer. Their new neighbors, John and Pony, have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507 .


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 2: Wines of Rabble Vineyards of Paso Robles, California with Stephanie.  $5/person • 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. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — 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. Feb 13 and 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


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 Feb 3: Cheyenne Band. Bring a dish to share. $8.

Novant Presents — 1:30 pm Tuesday Feb 6 Heart Issues. Please sign up

Diabetes Academy — 3 pm Wednesday Feb 21: Learn how to manage your diabetes. Please sign up.

Lunch and Learn — • Noon Wednesday Feb 28: Fall Risk. Covered Dish Please sign up.

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

Travel with the Y — • Feb 14: Trip to see NarroWays play, “Not Just Another Love Story.” Leave 4:30 pm • Feb 23: Trip to Southern Spring Show, leave 9 am • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Coming up — Wednesday March 14: Spring Fling Craft Fair


Rufty-Holmes events 

Rufty-Holmes Senior Services Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.Leisure travel adventures, mammogram and blood pressure screenings, fitness classes, health and wellness clubs, art classes, computer classes, educational seminars, fun and games, day trips, more. Call 704-216-7715 or visit www.ruftyholmes.org


This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Feb 1: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Caller Marty Northrup, marty.northrup@gmail.com; Lines: Linda Cauble, 704-633-9147, presidents: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

Four author book signing at South Main Book Co — 5 p.m. Feb 2: Meet new local authors Philip Lewis, MJ Simms-Maddox, Nicki Lynn and Fabio Hurtado. during Downtown Salisbury’s annual Wine About Winter event. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

Pray Rowan — 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb 3: A gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrounds. At Isenberg Elementary School, 2800 Jake Alexander Blvd N. Info at prayrowan@gmail.com or Tonya Skelly 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/

Sweetheart Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Feb 9: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Community drum circle — 6-8 p.m. Feb 9: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Kannapolis Daddy/Daughter Dance — 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb 10 at the Laureate Center. For girls ages 5 and older, plus father, step-father, grandfather, brother, etc. Advance tickets only at 704-920-4343 or https://apm.activecommunities.com/kannapolisnc/Activity_Search/400)

NC Rowan County Anime Group convention — 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

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

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show — Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, tickets at https://charlottespringhome andgardenshow.com/

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Horizons Unlimited — • 5-8 p.m. Feb. 17 : A Starry Night and Telescopes. Third annual amateur astronomer night 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium



‘Laughter With Grace’ — First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., Rev. Susan Sparks, pastor, lawyer, author, comedian •Feb 24: Ladies lunch, “Laugh your Way to Grace,” 11:30 am $10 RSVP • Feb 24: “Its our Time to Move” 5-6 pm with music by Catawba College Praise Band • Feb 25: “Trust Jesus and Elvis,” at 10:30 am in the sanctuary • Feb 25: “Weathering the Storms of Life,” 5:30-7 pm, evening dinner program, free but RSVP required. Reservation deadlines Feb 14. Call 704-636-1321.

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.

17th annual Laugh for the Cure — 5:30 pm March 29: Annual breast cancer research fundraiser with comedian Greg Morton, silent and live auctions, VIP party, Survivor reception. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, charlotte.Tickets at www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/laugh-for-the-cure-2

Darren Knight aka Southern Momma — April 28: He’s been compared to Jeff Foxworthy. At Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, Tickets at Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

‘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.


Blood drives

Livingstone College — Feb 7, 11 am-2:30 pm: 701 W Monroe St. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church — Feb 12, 2:30-6:30 pm. 205 St. Paul Church Road. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

Alex Yates Birthday Celebration — Feb 20, 11 am -3 pm. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

Providence UMC — Feb 26, 3:30- 6:30 pm. 6450 Bringle Ferry Road. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us



You Are Precious in His Eyes sixth annual fundraiser — 2-5 p.m. Feb. 3: Celebrating radically transformed lives. Tickets $25, Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive. Info at 704-749-0797.

Scottish Music Fuels Fort Dobbs — Feb 7, 6:30 pm. Foot-stomping 18th century Scottish tunes of fiddle/cello duo of Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward to raise funds for Statesville’s Historic Fort Dobbs site. Sample award-winning bourbons of Southern Distilling distillery. $25 advance tickets include cost of a bourbon tasting. RSVP to Fort Dobbs 704-873-5882 or info@fortdobbs.org. Learn about Fort Dobbs at www.ncdcr.gov

Special Olympics Rowan County Polar Plunge — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb 10, $25. At Salisbury Elks River Park, Long Ferry Road (I-85, exit 81). Info at 704-738-5134.

Southern City Church’s 25th Four Seasons Dinner Theater — 6 p.m. Feb 10: Salisbury Civic Center. Tickets are $20 at 704-797-8392 or 704-870-8531.

Scottssing presents Mercy’s Well in concert — 7 p.m. Feb 24: At First Baptist Church of Gold Hill. Free concert with a love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Info at www.scottssing.com or call 704-239-6134.

Semi-annual chicken/pork pit-cooked BBQ — 10 am-7 pm March 3: The Arbor United Methodist Church UMM, 5545 Woodleaf Road. Eat in or take out. Homemade desserts. Plates, whole or half chickens, bbq sandwiches. Proceeds go to local missions.

6th annual Justin Monroe and Victor Isler Memorial Skeet Shoot — Choose March 9 or 10: Five man teams for $150. Includes 250 targets from eight stands. Registration also includes lunch. Individuals may register for $30 and includes 50 targets and lunch. At the Rowan County Wildlife Club, 650 Majolica Road. Proceeds benefit NCFFF and scholarship. Contact Jody Hall 704-239-6744; www.memorialskeetshoot.com

Forest Hill UMC annual missions fundraiser — March 9-10: Children’s and juniors’ used clothes, shoes, toys/games, strollers, carriers. All profits go to missions in community and around the world. Held at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord.  Info foresthillsale@gmail.com

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


RPL programs




Exhibit: Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718 — Through Feb 27: At the NC Transportation Museum, a limited-time, traveling exhibit of weaponry, nautical tools, personal items recovered from the pirate’s wrecked flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Info/tickets at nctrans.org or 704-636-2889.

History of the attack on Fort Dobbs — Feb 8, 6:30 pm: Scott Douglas, Site Manager of Fort Dobbs, to present a free program. Learn more at www.iredellmuseums.org or Facebook or 704-873-7347.

‘Fashionistas of the 19th Century’ at Rosedale—Through March 11: A temporary tour looking into the fashion dos and don’ts of the 1800s as part of Rosedale’s 25th anniversary celebration. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 North Tryon St, Charlotte, http://www.historicrosedale.org/



Today: Chrismons — Rufty’s Chrismon Shop classes Feb 1-3. Classes begin each day at 10:30 am and all levels will be taught.Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

Beginner line dancing — 1-2 pm Thursdays beginning March 1: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per lesson taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714

Relax and Paint with Patt Legg — Two immediate openings for beginner/intermediate adult oil painting class, Mondays or Tuesdays, 2 hour class, morning or afternoon. Weekly at ‘The Artist’s Bungalow Studio’, pay as you go. Call for hours available, price, info 704-232-6000. leave voicemail. www.PattLegg.net

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June: 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 www.waterworks.org 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: Free 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


Speakers & forums

Today: Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Feb 1: Program by a member of Volunteers’ Services Dept at the Hefner VA. Refreshments will follow. For seniors 50+ .704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

Historic Gold Hill annual meeting — 7 pm Feb 5: Russell-Rufty Shelter in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. Updates, projects and goals, Preservation Awards followed by reception in the Veterans Room. 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill , www.historicgoldhill.com or 704-267-9439

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

ESU programs — Third Thursdays at The Country Club of Salisbury. Drinks 6:30 p.m. dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 — ‘The Effects of WW I on Europe, the U.S., and North Carolina,’ Dr. Heather Perry, UNCC.



Free movies at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Call to ask about the schedule: 704-636-0111.

Movie of the Month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.

Free movies at Rowan Public Library East— ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ 2 p.m. Feb. 9 • ‘The Lake House,’ 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 • Popcorn and lemonade provided. Rowan Public Library East, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org



‘Immediacy’ at CFA — Works created by Stephenson putting the principles of “The Zen of Seeing” into action. Center for Faith and the Arts, 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: 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

Second annual RCCC faculty art show — Through March 2: Collective show exclusively of full-time and adjunct Visual Arts Faculty in the Fine & Applied Arts Department of RCCC. At ClearWater Artist Studios Gallery, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com or www.rccc.edu/finearts/fine-applied-arts-faculty/

Waterworks’ 35th Annual Student Exhibitions

Feb. 14-24: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists in four rotating exhibits featuring 800+ works by youth grades K-12 in public, private, independent and home schools. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St.,704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org



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 due by March 28. Info: Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

New Zion Baptist Church Senior Group Trip — July 27-28: Overnight trip to one-of-a-kind Biblical history museum in LaGrange, Ga. For seniors age 55 and up. For more info call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.


Call for vendors

Spring Craft and Vendor Show at the Fairgrounds — April 14-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds indoor show $60 for 10×10 spot. Applications at rowancountyfair.net under events. 704-640-2326 for more information.

Forest Hill UMC annual missions fundraiser — Seeking consignors of children’s and juniors’ clothes, shoes, toys/games, strollers, carriers. Volunteer 10 hours and shop early. All profits go to missions in community and around the world.sale held at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord.  Drop off March 4-5 Public sale March 9-10. Info foresthillsale@gmail.com

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Early registration recommended. Deadline May 5. Questions? email goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19: 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

Spring musical ‘Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein’ — Auditions Feb. 12-13. Show dates April 13-15 and 19-22. The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S. www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks 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

Rowan Arts & Ag —Seeking local artisans to participate in a year-long celebration of agriculture and arts.Handcrafted/handmade items welcome. Apply at http://rowanartsandag.com/ Deadline March 2.

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? email goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19 : 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

Spring competition ‘My North Carolina’ — Judged and juried themed exhibition “My North Carolina: Personal Views of Life in our State.” Show dates March 8 -April 14 . Cash awards. Opening reception March 8 from 6-8 pm, with refreshments; awards presented. Downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. Enter at Full Circle Arts Hickory, 828-322-7545, email info@fullcirclearts.org or see www.fullcirclearts.org.


Call for volunteers 

30th Annual VIP Putt Putt Tournament — April 14: Volunteers assist Visually Impaired Persons with lining up putts, describing the course, pointing out obstacles. 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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or kannapolisarts@gmail.com

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.com



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