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Roundabout: What’s happening March 1-7

Community Calendar

 

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 — • Friday March 2: Prowess homecoming show 8 pm-2 am • Saturday March 3: Positive J 7-9 pm PLUS Soaking wet 10pm-2 am • 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 Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Bachar Chayah and Teesha Cole. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mean Mug open mic  — 7-11 pm Friday March 2 with host Shafiq Moujahed. Sign up begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Mean Mug Sunday concert — 5:30-8 p.m. March 4 – Jamie Slate & The Rev Rich. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Mean Mug DJ Night  — 6-9 p.m. March 3: – Deejay Mon-Te spins his collection, 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 — • Tonight 7:30 -9:30 pm: Chad Barnard • Friday 8-10 pm: Brad Rattledge • Saturday 8-10 pm: Joel McCarson 8-10 pm • Sunday 6-8 pm: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Wednesday March 7: Old-time radio show with CJ Peters and troupe 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Friday 6:30 pm: One Fret Over • Saturday 6:30 pm: The Griggs • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • Wednesdays 5-8 p.m.: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527

 

Music & more

Jim Avett On Stage at the Davis — 8 p.m. March 2: See where Scott and Seth of The Avett Brothers got their first inspiration. Tickets $20 at 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union St South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Merlefest On The Road — 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).
2018 Annual Thumb Pickers Convention — March 9-10 • Friday: 6-11 pm concert • Saturday: workshops and open mike 9 am-4 pm • Saturday night concert 6 pm • Artists: Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition from Nashville and The Grand Ole Opry, Wayne Henderson & Friends, Clay Lunsford-Matthew Weaver & Friends, Richard & Julie Smith, Eddie Penninger, Rick Allred. Special Tribute Saturday night in special memory of the late great guitarist Paul Hill. Tickets $20 per day. Hilton Garden Inn, 1017 Gateway Crossing Drive, Statesville. Info: Matthew Weaver 704-453-0917 or Clay Lunsford 704-880-3698 or Iredell Arts Council 704-873-6100.
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.
Original Christian music: Feed the Soul — 3 p.m. March 17: Davis Brown concert . Free, held in St. John’s Faith Center. Davis on keys, Bradley Chestnut on guitar and vocals, Ondria Witt on vocals, Kevin Agner on cello, Sacha Witt on trombone.
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
‘1964’ The Tribute — 8 pm March 24: Benefit Concert for Cabarrus and Charlotte Professional Fire Fighters Associations. All tickets $30 general admission at Ticketmaster.com. Parking $5. At Cabarrus Arena And Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
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 • Scotty McCreery, May 4. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Theater

Closing weekend of ‘The Realistic Joneses’ — Feb. 22-March 3 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507 .
PPT presents Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ — Show dates: March 15-17 and 21-24 at 7:30 pm, March 18 at 2:30 pm. . Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Producing Partners Ed Brown, John A. Basinger, David Post. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1: Dark Beer Tasting featuring porters, stouts, and other dark ales. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, March 2: Merlot Wine Tasting with Phil Murray, Country Vintner. A selection of Merlot wines from France, Argentina, California and Washington. $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 — March 2-4: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, tickets at https://charlottespringhomeandgardenshow.com/
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. Spirituality and Art discussions starting at 6:45 and 7 pm. Dialogue: March 10, 7:30- 8:30 pm in the Faith Center. Interfaith Conversations that Matter.
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
Jeff Foxworthy at Harrah’s Cherokee — 2 shows: 6 and 9 p.m. June 30. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Book signings

Tonight: 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 Harbinger, will sign copies of The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times. 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, 704-401-3256 or LibraryEvents@bgea.org or https://billygrahamlibrary.org/event/book-signing-jonathan-cahn/

 

Blood drives

North Hills Christian School — March 6: American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive. For appointments contact Mindy Daniel 704-636-3005 ext. 110 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: North Hills.
JF Hurley Family YMCA — 11 am-3:30 pm March 13: American Red Cross blood drive, public welcome. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd, www.rowanymca.org

 

Fundraisers

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.
Humane Society of Rowan County’s Winter spaghetti fundraiser — March 9, 11 am-1 pm and 5-8 pm: Dine-in or carry-out, delivery for 5 or more to a workplace; call 704-636-5700 by 10 am the day of. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea. Delivery orders do not include beverage. $6 adults, $3 children under 12. Rhyne Building, 817 S. Main St.
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
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
Meals on Wheels 10th annual BBQ — March 13: First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury. Dine in/carry-out at Fisher St. entrance 11 am-2 pm and 4-6 pm • Drive thru 11 am-6 pm at S. Jackson St. Delivery for 5+ meals. Food Provided by College Barbecue. BBQ, roll, baked beans, slaw, dessert $9 per plate OR $15 one plate for you and one meal for a Meals on Wheels participant. Call 704-633-0352 or go to www.mowrowan.org. Pick up at two new locations: 4-6 pm for presold orders at Christiana Lutheran, Rockwell and Mt. Zion UCC, China Grove.
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 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.
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 — 2-4 p.m. March 23: Parkinson Association fundraiser. Hat decorating contest $10 per hat submitted, with prizes. Free admission. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
Drama Dessert Theater Production ‘The Grave Robbers Trial’ — 7:30- 9 p.m. March 23-24: Seats are limited. Proceeds from this production benefit the NHCS Senior Class of 2018. Held in the Rev. Bill Adams Chapel. Tickets $5 per person and $10 per family. 704-636-3005 or www.northhillschristian.com/
‘Let’s get Justin to India’ — 4-8 p.m. March 24: BBQ dinner fundraiser for Justin Smart, battling MS, has been accepted into a stem cell treatment program in India; must raise funds to get there. Silent auction and raffle tickets available. Donations are tax deductible.Catering provided by Wink’s BBQ. $10per plate. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Donate at https://www.paypal.me/SHFoundation. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/
12th annual St. John’s Youth Auction — March 24: Silent auction 5:30 p.m., barbecue dinner 5:45 p.m., live auction t 7:30 p.m. Help send high school youth and chaperones to National Lutheran Youth Gathering, where they will be working on sustainable service projects in Houston, Tex. The theme of the auction is Western Rodeo. Held in St. John’s Fellowship Hall. Tickets $15 adults and $5 ages 12 and under. Contact Kai Thurow at kai@stjohns-salisbury.org or 704-636-3431.
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 the church office at 336-284-2328.. This is a ticketed event, last day to purchase tickets is 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.
Impact Banquet and Silent Auction to benefit NHCS — 6-9 pm April 19: Catered meal, silent auction, entertainment from students, testimonials of how donors have impacted lives. North Hills Christian School, 2970 W. Innes St. RSVP to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wrqnz6cab&oeidk=a07ef59xc6o3d0cf012
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, www.historicgoldhill.com
Earth Day Jam ‘Dark Before Dawn’ — noon-midnight April 28: Earth Day celebration and Happy Roots fundraiser held at 2100 7th St Ext. Details TBA or email happyrootsinfo@gmail.com

 

History

‘Fashionistas of the 19th Century’ at Rosedale —Through March 11: Tour looks 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/

 

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
• March 3: 7-10 pm Stoney Creek Band. Bring a covered dish.
• March 13: 11 am-3:30 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
• March 21: 8 am-2 pm Spring Fling Craft Fair
• March 21: 3 pm: Diabetes Class, free, sign up please
• March 22: 4:30 pm leave, NarroWays Trip Dinner Theater, sign up today
• March 28: Noon, Lunch & Learn, Ester Marsh Presents Seniors Self Defense & Ester’s Homeland. Please Sign Up
• Overcoming the death of a loved one, Mondays 9-10 am. Anyone is welcome. Info: Chaplain Tom Teichroew, tteichroew@gmail.com
• Announcing the launch of the CDC approved YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: 10 am and 6 pm March 15. Info: Laurie Ward 704-216-9622.
Coming up: April 17: Painting with a Twist. Learn to paint and be successful.

 

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

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

 

Classes

How to Draw Cartoons — March 7-April 18 weekly from 6-7 pm: For ages 8-15. Learn the basics of creating a cartoon; create cool characters and a cartoon strip to share. Instructor: Mark Brincefield. $30. Info and registration at www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or 704-216-PLAY. Hosted by Salisbury Parks & Rec
New Guitar Classes — Join us as we celebrate five years of guitar classes • 1 pm Monday, March 5: ABC (Absolute Beginners Class) • NEW! Night Class starts on Thursday, March 8 at 6 pm • Eight week classes. $40 plus $10 materials fee. Limit 10 students per class. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 to sign-up or Bob at 704-640-0279 for more info. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.

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
Adult Hand & Wheel Pottery Class with Brent Smith — 6:30-9 p.m. March 6, 13: Sculpting techniques, hand building, potter’s wheel. Call for pricing. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E Liberty 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
Kids’ Easter workshops — Waterworks Visual Arts Center • 10 a.m.-noon March 3: Egg-streme Egg Decorating, ages 4-6 AND Weave Your Own Basket, ages 7-12 • 10-11:30 a.m. March 10: Toddler March Messiness, 18 mos-3 years • Registration and details at waterworks.org or 704-636-1882
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 • 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
Classes coming to CFA — Registration info at www.faithart.org and Facebook.
See and Drawing: Immediacy in Art — March 23-25: Workshop with Mark Stephenson working from Frederick Franck’s book “The Zen of Seeing-Drawing as Meditation.”
Drawing — Instructor Sean Glover • Basic Figure Drawing Wednesdays, March 7-28 • Open Studio Figure Drawing Wednesdays, April 4-25 • Basic DrawingTuesdays, May 8-29.
The Journey Within: Art Journaling — Instructor Shanna Glawson • 7-8 pm Mondays, April 2-May 7: Creative Collage, Mystical Mixed Media, Paint Your Pet, Sip & Paint Class (BYOW) • Sounds of Your Soul: Contemplation and Painting — Instructor Kyla Glover • April 19: Creating a Personal Shrine • May 5: Building a Totem • Claywork: August dates TBA/
Miesner Intensive — Instructor Kindra Steenerson • Coming in June: Eight-week studio course. • Flow Painting — 6:30 to 8:30 April 10. Instructor: Karen Campbell • Christmas In July: Making Ornaments — Instructior Brenda Zimmerman • July 10: Petal Balls • July 17: German Paper Stars • July 24: German Fabric Bells • July 31: Up-Cycled Greeting Cards • Basic Crochet — Instructor Nancy Gaines •, March 20-27: First Stitches • April 17-24: Basic Granny Squares • May 22-29: Granny Square Variations • June 19-26: Simple Triangle Scarf or Shawl • All classes 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays. Produce one complete wearable item each class

 

Speakers & forums

Today: Brady Author’s Symposium — Thursday March 1: With guests George Singleton and Tom Cooper. RSVP online by Feb 22 • Moderated symposium w/Q&A at Robertson College Community Center • Book signing at Keppel Auditorium lobby • Info 704-637-4593 or 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.
International Woman’s Day local panel discussion — 4-5:30 pm March 8: With local business owners Sandra Ardouin, published author; Debbie Barnhardt , owner Barnhardt Jewelers; Maia Smith, owner Maia Derma & Certified Holistic Coach; Jacqui Smith Watson, owner Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop. Open to women of all ages. Refreshments served. At Spencer Public Library, 300 4th St, 704-636-9072.
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, treasurer, 704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net. Info: Dr. Carol Cody, president, carolcody@fibrant.com
Planning for the Financial Future of your Special Needs Child — 7-9 pm March 13: North Hills Christian school Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. Free , open to the public. Register with Mindy Daniel at mdaniel@northhillschristian.com or 704-636-3005 ext. 110.
‘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 — 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.
Free movies at Rowan Public Library East— 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.
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
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
Live Paint-Off event at ClearWater Artist Studios — 3-6 pm March 10: 4th Annual Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off in the ClearWater Artist Studios Main Gallery. Three-hour event where painters take blank canvases to finished portraits in just under 2 hours. Art studios open plus Southern Piedmont Woodturners Association will hold turning demonstrations. Emcee Charlotte comedian and native, NuffCed, “The Ultimate Host.” Featured painters: Felicia van Bork, Arthur Rogers, Todd Baxter, Martha Manco, Tucker Fraetis. ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Info: Sarah Gay, 704-784-9535 or clearwatermgr@gmail.com
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

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.
Community Travelers trip to Hamrick’s Bus week and Prime Outlets in Gaffney SC — March 17: All travelers will receive discount coupon from Hamricks. Price is $25. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.

 

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.
Earth Day Jam ‘Dark Before Dawn’ — Noon-midnight April 28: Earth Day celebration and Happy Roots fundraiser held at 2100 7th St Ext. Email happyrootsinfo@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 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

Little Theatre of W-S to present ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ — Auditions 7 pm March 12: Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. No appointment necessary. Performance dates June 1-3 and 7-10. www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org
PPT auditions for romantic comedy ‘Barefoot in the Park’ by Neil Simon — March 27-28. open auditions, Meroney Theater third floor), 213 S. Main St. Directed by Reid Leonard. Performances dates May 3-12. Male and female actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. Info 704-633-5471 or email md@piedmontplayers.com
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

Craftspeople and artisans for North Carolina Folk Festival — Free event Sept 7-9 features hundreds of performers on multiple stages in downtown Greensboro. Application deadline March 16 at ncfolkfestival.com/marketplace
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, emailinfo@fullcirclearts.org or see www.fullcirclearts.org.
2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Show dates, 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.
Earth Day Jam ‘Dark Before Dawn’ — Noon-midnight April 28: Earth Day celebration and Happy Roots fundraiser held at 2100 7th St Ext. Email happyrootsinfo@gmail.com
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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