Roundabout: What’s happening March 22-28

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

Community Calendar



Night Life

Country music weekend at The Fish Bowl  —125-127 E. Innes St, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday March 23: Chasin the Rain, $5 cover • 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday March 24: Ashley Wineland, $5 cover • 704-762-9989,

Go Burrito RumBar  —115 W. Fisher St across from the mural • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •

The Inn — 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 • 8 p.m. Friday March 23: Jacob Johnson. Tickets $10 at 1-800-965-9324 or See =PL4IGrVdNdPa_WMDpNRBldgXBgXUbezDiW • 8 pm Saturday: Sticks and Stones and Scarred Worship. 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 23: Open Mic Night with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm • Sunday: free concert, 5:30-8 pm March 25: Ang Medlin . No cover charge • Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night — 7-10 p.m. March 24: Fourth Saturday. Salsa dancing with instructor, Tapas buffet. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP to 704-754-4615,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,

Tonight at Morgan Ridge Railwalk – 421 N. Lee St •  Mitch Hayes 7:30-9:30 p.m. • Friday: Mama Tried 8-10 p.m. • Saturday: Sarah Sophia 8-10 p.m. • Sunday: Open mic 6-8 p.m. with Mama Tried • 704-754-8379,
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: The Griggs Bluegrass and Gospel (left)• 6:30 pm Saturday: The Country Music Legends Band with Darrell Connor (right) • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam •  704-402-3527.


Music & more

‘1964’ The Tribute — 8 pm March 24: Benefit Concert for Cabarrus and Charlotte Professional Fire Fighters Associations. All tickets $30 general admission at Parking $5. At Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,

Salisbury Symphony presents the music of Dvořák — Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium. With principal musicians Ryan Graebert and Mara Barker as soloists. Tickets at or 704-216-1513.

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 30: Concert followed by open jam session Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Cheres Chansons — 4 pm Sunday, April 8: Songs of Love and Spring by Frances McGill, soprano and Matthew Michael Brown, pianist. At First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St

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

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.

Jake Owen’s ‘Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018’ — Aug 25: With special guests Chris Janson and Jordan Davis at Intimidators Stadium, Kannapolis. Tickets available at or 704-932-3267.

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

Charlotte’s PNC Broadway Lights nine-show season ticket  — Includes Disney’s Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly! starring Betty Buckley, The Band’s Visit, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, A Christmas Story The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Falsettos. 704-372-1000,

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



Closing weekend: PPT presents Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ — Only 4 shows left! Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 pm. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Producing Partners: Ed Brown, John A. Basinger, David Post. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471,

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.

PPT Youth Theater to perform ‘Alice In Wonderland’ —  April 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:30 pm, April 14-15 & 21 at 2:30 pm.  Adults $14, students/seniors $12.  Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St,  704-633-5471 or


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. ’ Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available March 18 at or 704-310-5507.

Catawba College Theatre presents ‘Anything Goes’ — April 19-21: Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Madcap musical comedy set on board the S.S. American. Tickets: $10-$15 at 704-637-4481 or


Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5-7 p.m Friday, March 23: Wines for Your Easter Dinner Tasting with Stephanie. Special appearance by Peter Rabbit. $5/person • 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,

Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.

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

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


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.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday, March 23: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

CBA Bike and Swap Meet Show — 10 am-6 pm March 24-25: Charlotte Biker Association at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Caller Marty Northrup,; Lines: Linda Cauble, 704-633-9147, presidents: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 2: (first Mondays) Meaningful yet casual dialogue at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,

Horizons Unlimited — • 1-3 p.m. April 21 : NC Science Festival – Celebrate the wonders of science indoors and outside. Details to come. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004,

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

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.

Prevent Child Abuse Rowan’s Super Hero Fun Run — 2-4 pm. Saturday, April 28: Catawba College Shuford Stadium, 2295 Yost St. Dress as your favorite super hero and join us for a fun filled afternoon. Free. All ages welcome.

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379,



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.

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, or 1-800-745-3000.

‘Whose Live Anyway’ improv show — 7:30 pm May 18: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. The current cast members of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets start at $29.50.

Jeff Foxworthy at Harrah’s Cherokee — 2 shows: 6 and 9 p.m. June 30. or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.


Blood drives

Communbity blood drive — April 21, 12:30-2:30 pm, Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or

Communbity blood drive — 1:30- 5 pm April 22-23, First Reformed Church, 208 N Central Ave, Landis. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or



Today: 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

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

Kingdom Kids fundraiser – Saturday at noon, 500 Park Ave., sponsored by Grace Deliverance Tabernacle. All plates $10. Call 704-792-5673 for pick-up orders in advance. BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, collard greens, pound cake, iced tea.

‘Let’s get Justin to India’ — 4-8 p.m. March 24: BBQ dinner fundraiser for Justin Smart, battling MS,for cell treatment program in India. Food by Wink’s BBQ. $10 per plate. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Donate at Learn more at

WRMS vendor expo and flea market — March 24 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Third annual event sponsored by West Rowan Middle School Band. 40+ vendors. 5925 Statesville Blvd, 704-797-1550.

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. $15 adults and $5 ages 12 and under. Contact 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.

Save the Boys! event to benefit Restore One — 10 am-2 pm April 7: Raffle tickets for a $500+ prize are $2/1 ticket or $5/3 tickets. Held at 165 Troutman Road, Rockwell. Restore One is a recovery ministry for American boys who are survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. Information: Kristy at 704-797-1917 or see

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

RHM Pass The Plate — April 21, 6-10 p.m.: $60 Wine and Dine at the fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Entertainment, silent auction, casino games, raffle prizes. The Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive, 704-637-3200

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 and or email

Too Much Sylvia benefit concert for Saving Grace Farm — 3-6pm Sunday, April 29: VIP tickets $25; Lawn tickets $15, available at 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.

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

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,



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

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,

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

30th anniversary Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 pm Sunday, April 8: Carriage rides, refreshments, live music by Salisbury Swing Band featuring vocalist Laura Millspaugh. Hurley Park, 304 Annandale Ave, Salisbury 704638-4459

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival —  Week of May 1: Features 70 barbeque teams competing in a competition at the North Carolina Research Campus sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. 100+ art and craft vendors, barbeque and a special Friday night concert headlined by The New Familiars.

Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — May 12: At Historic Gold Hill/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 704-279-5674.



21st annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium —  April 13-15: The Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, hosts its 21st annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. Registration fee for lectures Friday at Landmark Church and Saturday at RPL. $65 per person, $75 after March 23. Info: Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411 or


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@ or
• “Overcoming the Death of a Loved One,” Wednesdays 9-10 am. Anyone is welcome. Info: Chaplain Tom Teichroew,
• March 28: Noon, Lunch & Learn, Ester Marsh presents seniors self defense & Ester’s Homeland. Sign up
• Band dance: 7-10 pm April 7, Stoney Creek Band, covered dish please
• Dr. J. Miller on Diabetic Foot Care, 1:30-2:30 pm April 10,
• Paint with a Twist, trip Mooresville April 17, 10 am
• Summer Safety, by Trinity at Home, covered dish, April 25 at noon

YMCA Trips
May 1, 10 am Billy Graham Library
May 15, 9 am, Ciener Botanical Gardens, limited space
American Diabetes Association Alert Day — March 27: YMCA of Rowan County wants residents of Rowan to know their risk for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive steps to take to reduce the chances of developing the disease. Take the diabetes risk test at Your Y is offering Diabetes Prevention Classes. Learn more or register for classes with Laurie Ward, or 704-216-9622.


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


RPL programs

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



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 — Through 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 or 704-216-PLAY. Hosted by Salisbury Parks & Rec

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,

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-register at 704-633-9222. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St. 704-633-9222 leave message or email

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.

Qigong for Healing workshop — 2-5 pm April 14: At SoFul Yoga and Wellness of Salisbury, $30 early registration through March 31, $35 after April 1. Workshop leader Gail Poulton has been teaching qigong and tai chi since 2010.Register at or on Schedule Bliss App

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.

Classes at CFA — Dates, times, registration at and Facebook • See and Drawing, Immediacy in Art: Mark Stephenson • Drawing: Sean Glover • The Journey Within, Art Journaling. Shanna Glawson • Sounds of Your Soul, Contemplation and Painting: Kyla Glover • Miesner Intensive: Kindra Steenerson • Flow Painting: Karen Campbell • Christmas In July: Brenda Zimmerman • Basic Crochet: Nancy Gaines.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.


Speakers & forums

International criminal lawyer presents program on the U.N. — 7-8:30 pm Friday, March 23: Rowan County Tea Party presents former U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Investigator Peter Gallo. Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road. Info

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

‘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: 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



Free movies at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Call to ask about the schedule: 704-636-0111.

Movie of the Month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-4:30 p.m. March 28: “Brooklyn.” 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.

Free movies at Rowan Public Library East— 2 pm March 28: “The Nut Job 2.” Popcorn and lemonade, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, 704-216-7842,



Rowan Arts Council deadline for 2018 spring ACD grant applications — April 2: Deadline for Arts & Cultural Development grant applications to support the vision and mission of Rowan Arts Council by providing direct support to arts and cultural partners. Assistance available in preparing grants at 704-638-3100 or

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

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

Salisbury Business Center hosts art exhibition — ‘Into the Open’ Plein Air Carolina Art through May 25. Original works by local artists Exhibit free, open to the public Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St,

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

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,



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

Spring Craft and Vendor Show at the Fairgrounds — April 14-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds indoor show $60 for 10×10 spot. Applications at 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

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 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 or 704-798-2046 for more information

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12: Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Early registration recommended. Deadline May 5. Questions? email

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 for vendor application.


Auditions/call for performers

PPT auditions for ‘Barefoot in the Park’ by Neil Simon — 7 pm March 27-28: Open auditions, Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St. 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. Available roles listed at

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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail


Call for artists/ artisans

Spring into Arts Festival videography/photography competition — New this year: Photographs and videos of Downtown Concord. No fee to enter, creativity encouraged. Sponsored by Market Street Studios. Open to amateurs and professionals. Entries will be uploaded for public voting. Top 5 featured and voted on at the festival May 12. Details and registration at Festival.

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 by March 31.

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? email

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. See 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

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 or Connie at or call 828-322-1121. Deadlines April 18 and Aug 15.

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts — Downtown Hickory’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest is Oct 12-14. Deadline Aug 1. Guidelines at or email


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.

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

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

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,

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.

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