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Roundabout: what’s happening Feb. 22-28

Community Calendar

 

Theater

 Closing weekend for Ppt Youth Theater’s ‘Julius Caesar’ — Tomorrow and Saturday 7:30 pm. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

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

PPT presents Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ — Tickets on sale now. 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

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

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 7-930 pm  Friday Feb 23: Kris Atom Acoustic PLUS 1030 pm-2 am Seth Grigg and Kyle Kelly • Saturday Feb 24 1030 pm-2 am Rude City Project • 704-438-8938, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/

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 Loft @ City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St, — Thursday, Feb 8: www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/ • 704-425-4598

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 pm Friday Feb 23 with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Feb 25 – Jeff Wall BigDumbHick (at 6’7”!)  No cover charge. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night — 7-10 p.m. Feb 24: Fourth Saturday. Salsa dancing with instructor, Tapas buffet. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP to Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

DJ Night at mean Mug — 6-9 p.m. March 3: – Deejay Mon-Te spins his collection of vinyls, or bring a record of your own. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 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 —Folk/Americana singer/songwriter Mitch Hayes, from Midland performs at Morgan Ridge Walkway Brewery and Eatery in Salisbury, on Saturday, Feb 24. from 8pm to 10pm. Free show • 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 — 6:30 pm. Saturday, Feb 24 Sons of the South • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

 

Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 23: Concert by Concert by Praise Grass Bluegrass 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.

‘Hear America Sing’ free concert — 4 pm Sunday, Feb 25: An afternoon of choral music by combined 80-voice ensemble of Catawba Singers, PopAC, Chamber Choir at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba College. Well-known works by classical American Composer plus Gospel and popular genres. Directed by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess. The hour long concert is free and open to the public.

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: Free concert. Part of the Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St, 704-216-8228

Merlefest On The Road also March 2 at 6:30 in the Historic Dallas Courthouse, 131 Main St, Dallas. Free; reservations required at at Alexandrea.Pizza@gastongov.com or 704.922.7681 ext 105.

Blue Love House Concert — March 3 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Guitarist Brian Love, mandolin virtuoso Brandon Bello and special guest Bo Perry on harmonica. $5. Happy Roots House, 1026 S. Fulton St.

Music & Meditation — 12:15-12:45 p.m. Mondays March 5, 12, 19 during Lent. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W Innes St. Special music by Steve Stringer, piano (March 5); Rosemary Kinard, flute and Rob Durocher, piano (March 12); and Deanna Boksleitner, organ (March 19).

Marc Hoffman concert at childhood church — 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11: Milford Hills Baptist Church. A love offering will be taken in support of a youth ministry the church supports in Kentucky. Info: Milford Hills Baptist Church 704-633-1423.

Bell Tower Ringer Handbell Festival Concert — 5-6 p.m. Mar. 17: Free handbell concert featuring 200 ringers under the direction of Sandra Eithun, hosted by 1st Presbyterian’s Bell Tower Ringers. First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., 704-636-1321 www.salisburyfirstpres.org

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

Aaron Shust Unplugged — April 15 at 7 pm: Live acoustic concert with Aaron Shust, contemporary Christian music artist at St. John’s. Tickets $20 GA and $12 with valid student ID.

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.

Jim Avett On Stage @ The Davis — March. 2 at 8 p.m. The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union St South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse.Tickets are $20 at www.cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2753.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop —  5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, Feb  23:  Rabble Wine Company of Paso Robles, California wine tasting with Stephanie.  Also 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1:  Dark Beer Tasting Featuring Porters, Stouts, and Other Dark Ales.  $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. March 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

 

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.

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.

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://charlottespringhomeandgardenshow.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

 Community Shakespeare reading — 7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb 27, March 6: ‘The Winter’s Tale, Rendleman Conference Room, second floor Hedrick Admin Building, 2301 W Innes St. Info: bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.

Political Collector’s Item Show — 9 am-3:30 pm Saturday March 3: Wyndham Garden Greensboro, 415 Swing Road. Admission $3, students free. Info 336-852-1133 or email edebs1350@aol.com

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 5: (first Mondays) Meaningful yet casual dialogue at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

‘Luck of the Irish’ dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm March 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.

‘Palestine: Unlimited’ — Photography exhibit by young Palestinian artists and media students from Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W Innes St. Viewing: March 6-25.  Reception: March 10, 6:30-9:30 pm. Light Palestinian refreshments. Peeler Hall. Two Spirituality and Art discussions led by Center for Faith and Arts board member Dr. Susan Lee starting at 6:45 and 7 pm. Dialogue: March 10, 7:30- 8:30 pm in the Faith Center. Interfaith Conversations that Matter with Bishop Tim Smith, Mitch Siegel, Mohamed Eliwa, Pastor Rhodes Woolly.

East Coast ATV Racing — March 17: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632,   rowancountyfair.net

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 — • 1-3 p.m. March 17 : All Things Green. Recycled art, Make Play Learn at HU, Spring Story Walk and Force 5 full dome show. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Sham-Rocking Saturday at THD — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17: Music by DJ Fast Freddie Thompson. St. Patrick’s Day-themed snacks. Free admission. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/

 

Comedy

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

 

Book signings

John Hart — 6-8 p.m. March 1: Features “The Hush,” Hart’s followup to “The Last Child.” Only books purchased through South Main Book Company will be available for John to sign. South Main Book Co, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788,

Dr. M.J. Simms-Maddox — 6-8 p.m. March 2: Signing the middle book in The Priscilla Trilogy, “Mystery in Harare.”Simms-Madox is a political science professor at Livingstone College. South Main Book Co, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788.

Jonathan Cahn at the Billy Graham Library — 1-2:30 p.m. March 10: New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinge. 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, 704-401-3256 or https://billygrahamlibrary.org

 

Blood drives

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 

52nd annual Lutheran Men’s Bar-B-Q— 11:30 am-7 pm Feb 24: St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 4400 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. Hickory cooked barbeque pork, beef, chicken or baby back ribs, baked beans, homemade potato salad, slaw, bread, homemade desserts, drink. Dine-in or take-out. Proceeds go for needs of church and various charities. 704 279-3768

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.

Shop for A Cure — Saturday, Feb 24 from 9 am -2 pm. Rowan County Fairgrounds. 30+ craft, direct sales, and food vendors to support WalkMS, working to find a cure to Multiple Sclerosis. Hosted by WalkMS Team Samantha’s Superheroes in memory of Samantha Lee Harkey. For more information: samanthassuperheroes@gmail.com or 704-798-4078.

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 $150. Registration also includes lunch. Individuals may register for $30 and includes 50 targets and lunch. Rowan County Wildlife Club, 650 Majolica Road. Proceeds benefit NCFFF and scholarship. Info Jody Hall 704-239-6744; www.memorialskeetshoot.com

AAUW Women’s History Month brunch — 9:30 am March 17: American Association of University Women – Salisbury host “Women in Media” with guest speaker Christine Sperow. Guest artists Ladies of Lee Street Becky Lippard, Mary Ann McCubbin, Carol Harris, Patsy Parnell, accompanied by Matthew Michael Brown, FUMC music director. First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. Benefit Brunch helps send two local students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in May. $10 for brunch; open to the public; RSVP by March 10 to Eileen Hanson-Kelly, treasurer, 704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net. Info: Dr. Carol Cody, president, carolcody@fibrant.com. Donations welcome.

Celebrate 70 years of bible classes in West Rowan Schools — March 10: Pancake breakfast at 8, Cornhole tournament at 9, Hot dog lunch, Silent auction gospel sing at noon, Donations accepted. Come for part or all. $40 per team, pre-register at 704-902-5237. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. Info Sarah, 704-798-4250.

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

Salisbury Academy Bloom in Celebration Gala — 6:30-11:30 p.m. March 17: 9th annual Bloom gala with cocktails, dinner, live auction, dancing. $150. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, Tickets at 704-636-2889 or www.salisburyacademy.org

Hats Off to Spring — Parkinson Association Move It! Walk Fundraiser  Mar. 23 • 2-4 p.m. Free Support the 2018 Parkinson Assoc. of the Carolinas Move It! Walk. Hat decorating contest ($10 per hat submitted) prizes. Free admit-donations welcome. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Fundraiser BBQ, presale only — March 31: Jerusalem Baptist Church, 3203 US Hwy 601 South, Mocksville. $40 meal = 1 Boston butt, 1 quart of slaw, 1 pint of dip, 12 buns. This event is presold/pick up only from 2-4 p.m. Call 336-284-2328.. Ticketed event, deadline March 25.

Salisbury Rowan Newcomers Game and Card Party — April 10, Noon-4 pm. Benefits Food for Thought, a Rowan Helping Ministries Program. At Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.

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

 

Festivals

5th Annual Mac & Cheese Cook Off, Cheezy Fashion Show — 6 p.m. March 17 • 6 pm: Mac & Cheese tastings and voting (guests are the voters) • 8 pm: Fashion Show, presenting the talents of our Future Fashion Designers and the Fashion Clubs Macaroni inspired fashions • 8:45 pm: Trophy Presentations, “Best Mac & Cheese Chef” will be crowned • 9 pm: Meet the Designers and Chefs.  Cupcakes! • New location: Merino Mills, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville. Tickets $10-$20 at  704-799-3553 or www.futurefashiondesigners.com

Inaugural Rowan Ag & Art Celebration — April 7: Showcasing local farms and artisans. Inaugural eveant held at Historic Gold Hill/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 704-279-5674.

 

Events at The YMCA

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

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

Travel with the Y — • 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

RPL programs

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. • Complete schedule at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

History 

Final week of 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. nctrans.org or 704-636-2889.

‘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

Chrismons — Rufty’s Chrismon Shop classes March 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

Adult Hand & Wheel Pottery Class with Brent Smith — 6:30-9 p.m. Feb.  27, March 6, 13: Sculpting techniques, hand building, potter’s wheel. Call for pricing. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 EmLiberty St, 704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org

Eight-week beginning & intermediate pottery wheel class — Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques  for beginners and those with some experience. Tuesdays: 10:30-1 p.m. March 20-May 8 –or Wednesdays: 6:30-9 p.m. March 21-May 9 –or Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. March 22-May 10–$200. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St, 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Watercolor painting at the The Brown Eyed Suzy — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25: 113 W Innes St, www.eventbrite.com

Painted Barn Quilt Workshops — Feb. 24, West Rowan Farm Home and Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla • 2ft x 2ft Decorative Barn Quilt class 11a.m., one day only 2-3 hours. $45. www.facebook.com/events/172441493485134/?ti=icl • 4ft x 4ft Built to Last Barn Quilt class meeting at 3 p.m., 6-7 group sessions. www.facebook.com/events/1763929507235455/?ti=icl or call 704-278-2800

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

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June: Single-session classes • 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: 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: With guests George Singleton and Tom Cooper. RSVP online for luncheon  by Feb 22 • Moderated symposium w/Q&A at Robertson College Community Center • Seated luncheon at Peeler Crystal Lounge • Book signing at Keppel Auditorium lobby • Info: Public Relations 704-637-4593. For details or to register visit www.catawba.edu/authorsymposium

Salisbury AARP — Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 pm. Crock Pot/covered dish lunch prepared by members. March speaker: Jan Hartness from the Humane Society. For seniors 50+ .704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

AAUW Women’s History Month brunch and fundraiser — 9:30 am March 17: American Association of University Women Salisbury host “Women in Media” with guest speaker Christine Sperow. Guest artists Ladies of Lee Street Becky Lippard, Mary Ann McCubbin, Carol Harris, Patsy Parnell, accompanied by Matthew Michael Brown. First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. Benefit Brunch helps send two local students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in May. $10 for brunch; open to the public. RSVP by March 10 to Eileen Hanson-Kelly,  704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net. Info: Dr. Carol Cody, president, carolcody@fibrant.com

‘Inside the Playwright’s Studio’ — 11 am-noon 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

 

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 — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28: Free. “Beauty and the Beast” real-life action version. 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.

 

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.

Salisbury Business Center hosts art exhibition and opening reception — ‘Into the Open’ Plein Air Carolina Art Exhibit reception 5-8 pm Friday March 2 • Exhibition dates March 1-May 25. Original works by Carolyn Blackman, Barbara Garwood, Barbara Duffy, Sharon Forthofer, Phyllis Steimel, Beth Taft, Rebecca Little, Joyce Cavanagh- Wood, Doris Trexler. Live reception music by Dirty Cosmic (Jay Corriher/Daniel Arthur Gurley).Refreshments served. Exhibit free, open to the public Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com

Lasat week BOX 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 hosts 35th Annual Student Exhibitions — Feb. 16-March 17 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists in 4 rotating exhibits featuring 800+ works by youth grades K-12 in public, private, indep. & home schools. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury 704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org

Currently at Waterworks — • Flora and Fauna, The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 years • The Nature of Nature: A Photographer’s Walk with R. Wayne Wrights • A Painterly Walk Through The Woods, Nancy Nieves. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

 

Trips 

Shopping trip to Premium Outlets and Hamricks, Gaffney SC — Saturday, Feb. 24: $25. contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974.

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.

Davie County Senior Services trip to NC Outer Banks — May 22-25. Ferry boat ride, Preservation Society Museum, Ocracoke ponies, British Cemetery, Ocracoke lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Wright Bros. Memorial, Jockey Ridge, 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, Manteo lighthouse. Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

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

Food vendors for North Carolina Folk Festival — Free event Sept 7-9 features hundreds of performers on multiple stagesin downtown Greensboro. Application deadline March 5 at ncfolkfestival.com/food

Forest Hill UMC 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

The Spring Craft & Garden Faire — April 5: Youth United of Christ United Methodist Church in Salisbury  host an indoor and outdoor show, 10 x 10 space $35. Contact cmeres123@gmail.com or 704-798-2046 for more information

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.

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 goldhillmerchantsassociation@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

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 — Be an exhibitor at various Rowan Arts & Ag events in 2018. Throughout the year various will occur around Rowan County showcasing local farms and artisans. First event is April 7 from 3-8: p.m. in Gold Hill. If you create handcrafted pieces of art or handmade items, sign-up at www.RowanArtsandAg.com by March 31.

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 goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com

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

2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Showdates, May 17 and Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadlines May 18 and Aug 15.

 

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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