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Roundabout: what’s happening Feb. 8-14

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: Anchor of Salvation and Brian Neal. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Tonight: The Tim Clark Band Live! The Loft @ City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St, — Thursday, Feb 8: Doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm, tickets $10. www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/ • 704-425-4598

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 pm Friday Feb 9 with host Andrew Hodges. 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

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Feb 11: Valentine’s Concert with the smooth sounds of Travis Smith.  No cover charge. 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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St —  • Tonight: 7:30-9:30 pm Thursday: Analog Crash with AJ Holt • 8-10 pm Friday, Kevin Cosgrove • 8-10 pm Saturday, The Brambles  • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried  • 7-9 pm Wed Feb 14: Old Tyme Radio Show hosted by CJ Peters • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb 10: MJ & Friends • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

 

Music & more 

FUMC FirstARTS concert at St. Luke’s — 7:30 pm Friday Feb. 9: Colin Lynch, Concert Organist from Boston, Mass. Free, open to the public. 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.

At Grievous Gallery, 313 E Council St — Friday Feb 16, 7:30-11 pm: Juan Holladay (of The Secret B-Sides) with Paper Wasps and CaLeb Hill. Exclusive limited access event; advance tickets at Grievous Gallery$10, DOS $15. https://www.facebook.com/events/2009104489378053/

Wilmington Celebration Choir — 6 pm Feb. 17: Traveling gospel choir at First Baptist Church, First Ministry Center Gym, 220 N Fulton St. Free admission. A fundraiser for Kentucky Missions Efforts and Hope Boxes. A love offering will be taken as well as canned soups and new socks for children ages 4 -14.

On Stage at the Davis: You’ve never heard the Pinball Wizard like this — 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

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

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, 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

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.

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

Ovens Auditorium, The Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Charlotte — • The Music of Thelonious Monk, April 13 • Leonard Bernstein at 100, April 14 • 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 — • 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

Catawba College Theatre presents ‘Twilight Los Angeles’ — Feb. 13-17: Tony-nominated docudrama. Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Tickets: $10-$15 at 704-637-4481 or http://www.catawba.edu/theatretix

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

PPT presents Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ Box office opens for Seat Namers and Season Ticket Holders today. Public tickets go on sale Monday. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Show dates: March 15-17 and 21-24 at 7:30 pm, March 18 at 2:30 pm. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

The Realistic Joneses — Feb. 22-March 3 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax. Meet ‘The Realistic Joneses’  at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available Jan 22 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507 .

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 9: Vino d’Amore: Italian Wines of Love Tasting with Cindy Sweasey, Grapevine Distributing. Get ready for Valentine’s Day with these great Italian wines. $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. — Valentine’s Eve Wine Tasting and Food Pairing, 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

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 

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.

Life Tree Cafe Kannapolis — Tuesdays 7- 8 pm: Weekly interactive experience featuring real people’s real stories on film, guided conversation, biblical insights, time to build relationships. Life Tree Cafe, next to Gem Theater, 113 West 1ST St., Kannapolis. Info: aliburkmiller@gmail.com

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Feb 8 and Feb 15 and Feb 22: 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.

‘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.

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/

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

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

Community Shakespeare readings continue — Feb 13, 20 and 27, and March 6: Catawba College community hosts reading of ‘A The Winter’s Tale, 7 p.m. Tuesdays in February and March, led by Dr. Bethany Sinnott. Rendleman Conference Room, second floor Hedrick Admin Building, 2301 W Innes St. Attend one or all sessions. Info: bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.

The Astronomical Society of Rowan County — Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Monthlymeeting at the home of Ralph M. Deal, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. In case of bad weather, snow or ice, etc., the meeting will not be held. For more information call 704-855-1591.

 

Comedy

Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias — Feb 25: One Show Fits All World Tour celebrates Iglesias’ 20 years of comedy. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Prices begin at $42. www.carolinatix.org

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games — March 22: Knight Theater, Charlotte. Stand-up comedian from Pittsburgh who starred in and created The Jeselnik Offensive. Tickets start at $25. www.carolinatix.org/

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. www.carolinatix.org

Darren Knight aka Southern Momma — April 28: He’s been compared to Jeff Foxworthy. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, 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 of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets start at $29.50. www.carolinatix.org

 

Blood drives

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 United Methodist Church — 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

 

Fundraisers 

Bingo at St. Francis of Assisi — Friday Feb 9: Doors open 5:30, Games start at 6 pm. 862 Yadkinville Road Mocksville. Money raised supports St Francis.

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

These Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. More info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

History 

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 13: Presentation by members of R.A. Clement Association and West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council, coordinated by Dr. Catrelia Steele Hunter, with Brenda Gaither Avery, Shirley Vaughters Cuthbertson, Ruby Kesler Ford, Leonard Hall, Patricia Rice Moriniere, John H. Pharr, Lonnie Gaither. Free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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.

Today: History of the attack on Fort Dobbs — Feb 8, 6:30 pm: In the dark of the night on Feb 27, 1760, Fort Dobbs was attacked by a band of Cherokee Indians. 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: Tour lookd 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/

 

Classes

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

Brady Author’s Symposium — Thursday March 1. RSVP Online by Feb 22 • Moderated Symposium w/Q&A:  11  am Robertson College Community Center • Seated Luncheon: 12:30 pm Peeler Crystal Lounge • Book Signing: 130 pm Keppel Auditorium Lobby • Luncheon Reservations limited to 220; taken in the order in which they are received • Info: Public Relations 704-637-4593. For details or to register visit www.catawba.edu/authorsymposium

‘Inside the Playwright’s Studio’ — 11 am-noon Thursday, April 12: Educational program hosted by Lee Street theater in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts. Q&A with screenwriter Aurin Squire, who will also conduct a playwriting masterclass 10 am-noon Sunday, April 15. Both are free and open to the public. Held at Florence Busby Corriher Theatre at Catawba College. Info: www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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

AAUW Lecture Series —6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb 8: Amy McCachren, “Current Issues in Public and Private Education” from the perspective of a charter school teacher. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University. First UCC fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St, entrance at rear of church. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

ESU presents ‘The Effects of WW I’ — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program presents ‘The Effects of WW I on Europe, the U.S., and North Carolina’ by Dr. Heather Perry, UNCC. Held at 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.

 

Film

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

 

Art 

‘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

 

Trips 

Davie County Senior Services trip to NC Outer BanksTuesday, May 22 – Friday, May 25. Ferry boat ride, Ocracoke Island, Preservation Society Museum, Ocracoke ponies, British Cemetery, Ocracoke lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthous, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Wright Bros. National Memorial, Jockey Ridge, “Elizabeth II”replica of  English ships that made the voyage to the new world in 1585, settlement site for 16th century settlers, American Indian Town, Roanoke Adventure Museum, lighthouse in Manteo. Call 336-753-6230.

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

Lee Street to present ‘Running on Fire’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. Feb 25-26. Seeking -diverse group of actors. Performances dates April 19-28. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

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 

Volunteer at 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

 

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Education

Shoutouts

Business

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization

Nation/World

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Nation/World

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Nation/World

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

Nation/World

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Crime

Blotter: April 14

Elections

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Crime

Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title

Elections

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant

Kannapolis

Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles

Local

City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs