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Roundabout: What’s happening March 15-21

Community Calendar

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room —2141 Statesville Blvd. Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@facebook.com

The Fish Bowl —125-127 E. Innes St • 7-9 pm Friday: Carolina Clay, no cover PLUS 10 pm-2 am: The Grand Ole Uproar, $5 cover • 10 pm-2 am Saturday: St. Patricks Day party with Deejay Aaron, $5 cover • 704-762-9989, 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:Embrace The Forever and Soul Evidence. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mean Mug Coffee Co —1024 S. Fulton St • Friday: 7-9 pm March 16: Paddy Paloosa Open Mic Night with host Don Eidman. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm • Sunday: free concert, 5:30-8 pm March 18: Meryl Vogh, Eric Upton and Cliff Vogh. 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: Ken McIver Davis • Friday: AJ Holt with Analog Crash • Saturday: Maurice Brines • Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • Wednesday: Old-time radio show with CJ Peters and troupe • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe —210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland. 6:30 pm Friday, March 16: Destination Bluegrass Band • 6:30 pm Saturday, March 17: Goldline Bluegrass Band • 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. Monday March 19: Special music by Deanna Boksleitner, organ. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W Innes St.

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 — 7 pm Tuesday, March 20: Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W Fishser St. Doors open 6:30 pm. Lowry has appeared on American Idol and is the lead singer for Dark Water Rising. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. 704-216-7732, www.RowanPublicLibrary.org

‘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

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.

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem — 7:30 pm. March 29: First Presbyterian’s Sanctuary Choir presents Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem on Maundy Thursday accompanied by 10-piece orchestra and sung using John Rutter’s English translation. The service concludes with Holy Communion followed by the Service of Shadows (Tenebrae). First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fulton and Innes Streets, 704-636-1321, www.salisburyfirstpres.org

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, March 29: Concert followed by open jam session. 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.

Nelly to play at Intimidators Stadium — April 14: Kannapolis Intimidators host Hip Hop Star Nelly along with special guests Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Juvenile. Tickets start at $34. 704-932-3267 or intimidatorsbaseball.com

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 — • Scotty McCreery, May 4. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

Salisbury Symphony presents Diverse Dvořák — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24: Principal musicians Ryan Graebert and Mara Barker are soloists in a concert that features a selection of works by famed Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, composer of the famed “New World” Symphony. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Tickets at Salisburysymphony.org

 

Theater

Opening Night: ppt presents Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ — Tonight at 7:30 pm. Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. 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

‘The Trial of Life’ — 6:30 p.m. March 31: A play that ask its audience to decide whether the resurrection of Jesus was a lie or the truth. Performed at Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 West Horah St., sponsored by OCM’s Arts Ministry. A time of music, praise and laughter. Free, open to the public.

Running On Fire — April 1-28 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax. Premiere of new original play 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.  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 16: Ides of March Wine Tasting with Marcus Orsinius, Orsini Wines. Enjoy tasting a fine selection of wines Julius Caesar would love to drink. $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. April 10 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.

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

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

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/

Tractors & Trains Festival — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14: At the North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer www.nctrans.org

Spring Fling dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm April 20: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

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

 

Speakers & forums

Former U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services investigator to speak — 7-8:30 p.m.Friday, March 23: Rowan County Tea Party hosts Peter Gallo, former  investigator in the Office of Internal Oversight Services in the U.N.Mr. Gallo will give a firsthand account of the abuses and corruption he witnessed. Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road. Admission is free but a donation will be accepted to help cover expenses.

Salisbury AARP — 1 pm April 5: Scams & Fraud Protection with Kim Henderson from Better Business Bureau. Refreshments. For seniors 50+ .April is a service project month. Bring non-perishables for Rowan Helping Ministries. Also needed: toiletries and volunteers. 704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

Historic Salisbury Foundation Annual Meeting — 7-9 p.m. April 12: Featured Speaker Wyndham Robertson. Reception to follow, RSVP to 704-636-0103 or office@historicsalisbury.org

‘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

 

Fundraisers

Luck O’ The Irish Party — 6:30 pm Friday, March 16: Irish dinner, drinks, entertainment featuring Fiddler & Irish Dancer, the Moonglows and the Linda & Buddy Show. At the home of Will and Mary James, 727 S. Fulton St, $45 per person. Proceeds go to the Salisbury Symphony. RSVP Angie Smith, 704 431 4447.

Dana’s Chicken Noodle Supper — 11 am-6 pm Saturday March 17: Rogers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St, Kannapolis, 704-932-8301. Also hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts. Proceeds go to South Rowan Bible Study. 704-857-7439.

Brunswick stew for international missions — Saturday March 17, 2-5 pm or until gone: Faith Baptist Church, 2013 N. Main St, 704-279-3629. Take out quart size no sides or eat in includes stew, crackers, drink, desssert. By donation.

RSVP deadline today for 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

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

New London churches to host fundraising concert — 4:30 pm Sunday, March 18: New London UMC and Central UMC co-host a concert in the Music and Missions Concert Series at Central UMC, Albemarle. Lisa Ewers and friends present “Songs from Our Friends.” No charge; offerings received will assist a mission team going from Central UMC to Washington, NC to continue clean-up work following Hurricane Matthew from April 8-13. Info 704-463-5669.

Celebrate Life with the Pregnancy Support Center — 6-9 p.m. March 22: Spring benefit to raise support for PSC and families facing an unplanned pregnancy. Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-633-7695 rowanfriendsforlife.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 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

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, 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

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

Rowan Genealogical Society — 7 pm Tuesday March 20: An introduction to DNA testing, including a review of the top testing companies, what they offer and their costs. An excellent opportunity if you have been thinking about having your DNA tested or have been searching for a lost relative. Free, open to the public. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

 

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

Watercolor florals class beginners — Mar. 18 • 2-4 p.m. $40. Beginners Watercolor Florals Class The Brown Eyed Suzy Boutique, 113 W Innes St., www.eventbrite.com

Chrismons — Rufty’s Chrismon Shop classes April 5-7. 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

Mindfulness 101 — 1-3 pm Sunday, March 18: Leilani Annand teaches how to get relief and find joy in the present moment. $25. Sign up at sofulyoga.com/events-workshops or see www.facebook.com/events/145705886099567/ or email SalisburyYogaMindfulness@gmail.com

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

New Tai Chi For Energy Class at SoFul Yoga — 5:30-6:30 pm Thursdays beginning April 5: Beginner 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. 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 • 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. www.RobertTothSculptor.com

Classes at CFA — Dates, times,registration at www.faithart.org and Facebook • See and Drawing: Immediacy in Art — Mark Stephenson • Drawing — Sean Glover: Basic Figure Drawing, Open Studio Figure Drawing • The Journey Within: Art Journaling — Creative Collage, Mystical Mixed Media, Paint Your Pet, Sip & Paint Class. Shanna Glawson • Sounds of Your Soul: Contemplation and Painting — Creating a personal shrine, building a totem , claywork. Instructor Kyla Glover • Miesner Intensive — Eight-week studio course. Kindra Steenerson • Flow Painting — Karen Campbell • Christmas In July: Brenda Zimmerman. Petal balls, German paper stars, German fabric bells, up-cycled greeting cards • Basic Crochet — Nancy Gaines. First stitches, basic granny squares, granny square variations, simple triangle scarf or shawl.

 

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.

 

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 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\
• Today: 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

 

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

Dare to Imagine winner announcement— April 9-13: The award is presented to one Rowan County graduating senior whose artwork most exemplifies the creative potential of the human spirit, heart, and hand. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St, 704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org

‘Immediacy’ at CFA — Works created by Stephenson putting the principles of “The Zen of Seeing” into action. Center for Faith and the Arts, www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
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

Waterworks hosts 35th Annual Student Exhibitions — Through May 26 • 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

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.

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino — March 30: Leave old Belk’s parking lot at 7 pm Friday; return 8 am Saturday. $40 (non refundable) with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due by March 20. Small coolers and snacks welcome. Contact 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay your money. Limited seating available.

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

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays 4-7 p.m. May-September: Farmers, crafters, bakers who offer fresh local produce, cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, etc. Corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Contact Irene Sacks at isacks@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4326.

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 goldhillmerchants association@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

PPT auditions for romantic comedy ‘Barefoot in the Park’ by Neil Simon — 7 pm 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

Spring into Arts Festival videography/photography competition — New this year: Spring into Arts accepts photographs and videos of Downtown Concord for an opportunity to be on display during the festival and a chance to win $200 in Downtown Concord Dollars. No fee to enter, creativity is encouraged. Sponsored by Market Street Studios. Open to amateurs and professionals . Videos and photos will be uploaded for public voting, top 5 entries will be featured and voted on at the festival May 12. Details and registration info at www.concorddowntown.com/Events/SpringInto Arts Festival.

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 goldhillmerchants association@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

‘My North Carolina’ — Judged and juried themed exhibition “Personal Views of Life in our State.” Show dates through April 14. Full Circle Arts Hickory, 42-B Third St NW. 828-322-7545 or 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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