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Roundabout: What’s happening March 8-14

Community Calendar

 

EASTER

Salem Lutheran Resurrection Celebration and egg hunt — 4-6 p.m. March 24: Bring your own basket, have your pic made with a live bunny plus games, food, more. Egg hunt begins at 5 pm. 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, 704-636-0352.
NC Transportation’s annual Easter Bunny Express —  March 24-25 and  30-31. Ticket and schedule info at   N.C. Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Boulevard, Spencer, 704-636-2889, nctrans.org
Egg Hunt for Special Needs Families — 1-5 p.m.  March 30: Patterson Farm, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla. Details at 704-636-4005  or www.visitpattersonfarm.com
Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Fest at Historic Gold Hill — March 31: Age 10 and under 10 am, children’s games and activities 11 am (nominal charge). Photo ops with the Easter Bunny. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, www.goldhill.com, 704-279-5674.
THD hosts Easter Egg-Stravaganza — 11 a.m.-1 p.m March 31: Free. Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your own basket, 3 age categories. Kids games by Salisbury Harley Owner’s Group & Ladies of Harley, Cheerwine, Pics with the Easter Bunny. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/
Landmark Church Easter Egg Hunt — 2-4 p.m. March 31 from Toddlers up to age 12. Everyone welcome. 1910 Mooresville Road, 704-633-8200.
Brunch with the Easter Bunny — 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 31: Patterson Farm, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla. Tickets and time at visitpattersonfarm.ticketleap.com
Easter Egg Hunt at Dan Nicholas Park – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. March  31: Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, details at www.rowancountync.gov
Easter Egg Hunt at Sloan Park— 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  March 31: Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mount Ulla, www.rowancountync.gov
Easter Egg Hunt at Ellis Park — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. March 31: Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road,  www.rowancountync.gov

 

Night Life

The Fish Bowl —125-127 E. Innes St • 5-8 pm Friday: Bob Trice and Acoustic Measures, no cover PLUS 10 pm-2 am Shotgun Saints, $5 cover • 10 pm-2 am Saturday: Riley Biederer, $5 cover • 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
Mean Mug Coffee Co —1024 S. Fulton St • Friday: 7-9 pm: open mic hosted by The Old Rockers. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm • Saturday: Karaoke, 7-10 p.m. March 10 and every second Saturday • Sunday: free concert, 5:30-8 pm March 11: Bryan Toney. No cover charge • 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 • Thursday Vince Koob • Friday Josh Tenery • Saturday Jamie Slate • 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. Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

Music & Meditation — 12:15-12:45 p.m. Mondays March 12, 19 during Lent. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W Innes St. Special music by 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 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday night concert 6 pm • Special Tribute Saturday night to 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
Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series present Charly Lowry — Tuesday, March 20 at 7 pm at Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W Fishser St. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Lowry has appeared on American Idol and is the lead singer for Dark Water Rising.  Free, open to the public, all ages are welcome. 704-216-7732, www.RowanPublicLibrary.org
‘1964’ The Tribute — 8 p.m. 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
Downtown Beats, Rowan’s Impromptu Chorus — 6 p.m. March 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.
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, March 29: Concert followed by open jam session Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
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.
Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Scotty McCreery, May 4. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Theater

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. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
Running On Fire — April 1-28 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax. Lee Street theatre proudly hosts the premiere of the new original play, ‘Running On Fire’ written by Aurin Squire. A young college student is out for a jog when he is implicated in a crime spree. After his property is confiscated by an officer, his attempt to seek justice sets off a chain reaction of events that ripple across the college, surrounding town, and amongst a community seething with tension. What is real and what is not get called into question in this timely play that asks ‘who are we to ourselves and each other?’ Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available March 18 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, March 9: Think Globally Cab Tasting: Cabernet Sauvignon Wines From Around the World with Cindy Sweasey. $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

 

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 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

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

 

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.
‘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.
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.
‘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: Through March 25.
Reception: March 10, 6:30-9:30 pm. Light Palestinian refreshments. Peeler Hall. Two 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
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/
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

 

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

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

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

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 a.m. 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.
Dana’s Chicken Noodle Supper — 11 am-6 pm. March 17: Rogers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., Kannapolis, 704-932-8301. Chicken and noodles plus hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts. Proceeds benefit South Rowan Bible study.
Center for Faith & the Arts’ ‘Over the Rainbow!’ Annual Gala — 6:30 pm March 17: At Lee Street Theatre. Featuring The Phoenix Readers, MGM: Irish Music, and Celtic Dancers. Tickets $75 per person includes appetizers, full dinner catered by Morgan Ridge, open bar. For reservations call 704-647-0999 or email: info@faithart.org
Deadline Saturday: AAUW Women’s History Month brunch — 9:30 a.m. 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.
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., bbq dinner 5:45 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m. in St. John’s fellowship hall. Help send high school youth and chaperones to National Lutheran Youth Gathering. Theme of the auction: Western Rodeo. 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
Earth Day Jam 2018 — Ten bands on two stages April 28: Family friendly event with music, art, vendors, educators, children’s activities at Dark Before Dawn Farm, 2100 7th St. See www.facebook.com/EarthDayJam and www.earthdayjamnc.com or email happyrootsinfo@gmail.com
Too Much Sylvia benefit concert for Saving Grace Farm — 3-6pm Sunday, April 29: VIP tickets $25; Lawn tickets $15, available at savinggracefarm.com or 704-209-6577. Morgan Ridge Vineyard in Gold Hill. Proceeds support Saving Grace Farm, therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities for those with special needs and disabilities, veterans, and those who have experienced trauma. Live music, food, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. Beer and wine available for purchase. https://www.savinggracefarm.com/
15th annual Scrabble Scramble — 6 pm Friday, May 4: Benefiting Rowan County Literacy Council, held at Trinity Oaks. Snacks, three rounds of team competition, raffle prizes. Tickets $30 for individual or $300 for table of up to 10 players. Cash prizes awarded. Info: Literacy Council, 704-216-8266, visit www.rcliteracy.org
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 p.m.: 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
Mean Mug 3rd Anniversary Street Fest — March 10. noon-11 pm. Free live music, petting zoo, street yoga, food trucks, more. 1024 S. Fulton St www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Celebrate NC Beer Month in Rowan County — April: Complimentary beer flights, pint glasses, spending money at two Downtown Salisbury breweries with any overnight stay at a Rowan County hotel, B&B, Airbnb or camping cabin (camp site rentals not included). Details, book package at www.visitsalisburync.com/packages
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 or www.goldhillnc.com
Annual Colonial Spring Frolic at the Old Stone House —  10 a.m.-4 p.m. April  7: Tickets $3-$5.  Bring in spring the 18th century way. Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road, 704-633-5946  www.facebook.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/

 

Classes

Tonight Beginner line dancing — 1-2 pm Thursdays: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per lesson taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714
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
Guitar lessons — Celebrating five years of guitar classes at RH •  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
Adult Hand & Wheel Pottery Class with Brent Smith — 6:30-9 p.m. March  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 • 10-11:30 a.m. March 10: Toddler March Messiness, 18 mos-3 years • Registration and details at waterworks.org or 704-636-1882
New Tai Chi For Energy Class at SoFul Yoga — 5:30-6:30 pm Thursdays beginning April 5: Beginner-level classes through May 31. $80. Pre-registration required at 704-633-9222. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St above Mean Mug Coffee Co. Info/registration, 704-633-9222 leave message for instructor Gail Poulton, or email Angirama@gmail.com
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: Mark Stephenson”
Drawing — Wednesdays, March 7-28, 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 — • 7-8 pm Mondays, April 2-May 7: Creative Collage, Mystical Mixed Media, Paint Your Pet, Sip & Paint Class (BYOW). Shanna Glawson.
Sounds of Your Soul: Contemplation and Painting — • April 19: Creating a Personal Shrine • May 5: Building a Totem • Claywork: August dates TBA. Instructor Kyla Glover
Miesner Intensive — Coming in June: Eight-week studio course. Kindra Steenerson.
Flow Painting — 6:30 to 8:30 April 10. Karen Campbell
Christmas In July: 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 — 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.

 

Speakers & forums

Today: 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.
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
RSVP by March 12: ESU presents author Charlie Lovett — March 15: Charlie Lovett, author of ‘The Lost Book of the Grail’ and ‘Bookman’s Tale,’ a New York Times Bestseller.Third Thursdays at The Country Club of Salisbury. Drinks are at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m.  Cost is $32 per person for dinner. RSVP to Gerry Wood at 704-216-2660 before March 12.

 

Film

Old Fashioned Drive-in Night — 6 pm movie “CoCo” and 9 pm movie “The Greatest Showman” Friday-Saturday March 9 and 10: at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Same schedule both nights. Concessions: hotdogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, popcorn, more. Admission this weekend only: Donation of canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries. Info at 704-640-2326.
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

The Meanest Ladies Art Exhibit — 6-8 p.m. March 12: Opening reception for all female artists. Refreshments served. Free. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Conversation in the Gallery with Jane — 7-8:30 pm March 13: Intimate talk with Hurley Park’s landscape architect Jane Ritchie at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St. Reservations requested at 704-636-1882; no cost to attend, light refreshments.
‘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 — ‘Into the Open’ Plein Air Carolina Art through May 25. Original works by Carolyn Blackman, Barbara Garwood, Barbara Duffy, Sharon Forthofer, Phyllis Steimel, Beth Taft, Rebecca Little, Joyce Cavanagh- Wood, Doris Trexler. Exhibit free, open to the public Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com
Tonight: Pop Up Exhibition & Benefit Art Sale — 5:30-8 pm at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St, hosted by Susan & Gary Lenza. RSVP to susanlinza@aol.com or 980-234-2958. Light refreshments.
Waterworks hosts 35th Annual Student Exhibitions — Through 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. 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. 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

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.
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

The Spring Craft & Garden Faire — May 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
Two-day Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19-20: 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 stagesin 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
Two-day Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19-20: Artists and vendors of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See hippiefest.org for vendor application
Tonight: 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

Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
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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