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Roundabout: What’s happening March 29-April 4

Community Calendar

 

EASTER FUN

Egg decorating and children’s games at China Grove Roller Mill —  Saturday March 31 from 11 am-1 pm the Rowan Museum will host egg decorating and children’s games at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St.Open to children of all ages and is free, donations appreciated. Call Rowan Museum for more information 704-633-5946.

Easter egg hunt at JCPrice American Legion — 11:30 a.m-3 pm Saturday, March 31: Children age 3-12 years will be our special guests. Bring your own basket. Hosted by Post 107 and Auxiliary, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road.

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. Food will be available. 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

Kannapolis Spring-Tacular Celebration — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31: At Games, crafts, face painting, inflatables visit from the Easter Bunny at Village Parkhosted by the City of Kannapolis. 700 West C. Street.Bring your Easter basket to collect candy and treats. Freel for all ages. 704-920-4343 or parks@kannapolisnc.gov

9th Annual Colonial Spring Frolic — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. Colonial Easter egg dyeing, musket demonstrations, woodworking, open fire cooking, candle making, children’s games, colonial dancers and music. $5 adults, $3 students.

Faithful Friends annual Sniff ‘n Snag Egg Hunt — Saturday April 14: Bring your furry friends. Door prizes and a prize for best dog costume. Registration 9:30-10 a.m.; Egg hunt 10-11:30 a.m. Registration fee per dog $10. Hundreds of eggs with dog treats and prizes inside. 220 Grace Church Road, 704-633-1722, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

 

Night Life

TONIGHT: The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St —  6-9 pm, Brew Night Live with Kameron Marlowe. No cover charge • 704-425-4598, www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/

Swamp Soul coming to The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St —  Friday, April 6: Jim Quick & Coastline Band. Doors open 7 pm, show 8 pm. Advance tickets $12 available at City Tavern.DOS $15. www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • 8-11 p.m. April 5: Thursday Night Live with Freeport Jazz. 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

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, 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 — • 7-9 pm Friday March 30: Open Mic Night with host Dalton Rowland. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm • 7-9 pm Saturday March 31: Pam Taylor in concert, special one-time appearance by award-winning blueswoman Pam Taylor. No cover • 5:30-8 pm Sunday April 1: Easter Sunday Concert with Blazin’ Blues Bob Paolino . 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT 730-9:30 pm Thursday, March 29 Maggie Aldridge • 8-10 pm Friday, March 30 Joy and the Gent • 8-10 pm Saturday, March 31 Austin and Alec • 6-8 pm Sunday, April 1 Mama Tried hosting open mike • 7-9 pm Tuesday, April 4 karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 730-9:30 pm Thursday, April 5 Greg Adams • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Hazy Ridge Bluegrass with Dawn Myers, vocals; Vince Myers, banjo and vocals; Bryan Bogenburger, mandolin and vocals; George Cutchins , bass; Jeff Micheal, Guitar and vocals • 6:30 pm Saturday: David Leatherman and Stone County • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

 

Music & more

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

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 intimidatorsbaseball.com

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

Karen Peck and New River in concert — 6 pm April 22: West Corinth Baptist , 120 Corinth Church Road, Mooresville. Limited seating. Tickets are free but must have a ticket to enter. To reserve your ticket call: 704 433-8015.

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 intimidatorsbaseball.com 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 www.blumenthalarts.org

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, 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.

 

Theater

‘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.

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. Producing Partners Edward & Susan Norvell. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St, 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Running On Fire — April 19-28 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. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available March 18 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Burning Coal Theatre presents King Charles III — April 12-29: Mike Bartlett’s future history play speculatively peers into the not-so-distant future. In the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, Prince of Wales has ascended to the role and royal title of King. Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk St, Raleigh. Tickets $25 at burningcoal.org or 919-834-4001.
College Theatre presents ‘Anything Goes’ — April 19-21: Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. Madcap musical comedy set on board the S.S. American, where evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney is headlining a cruise from New York to England. Tickets: $10-$15 at 704-637-4481 or http://www.catawba.edu/theatretix

 

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5-7 pm p.m Friday, March 30:  Wines for Your Easter Dinner Tasting with Andrew Alley.  $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.

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, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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

30th annual statewide Visually Impaired Minature Golf Tournament — 10 am Saturday, April 14: Dan Nicholas Park. Awards ceremony follows tournament. Entry fee $5 per person. Lunch provided free for participants and volunteers; for spectators at $5/person.Information and registration at 704-216-7780. Sponsored by Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Recreation Division.

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.

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, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

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. www.preventchildabuserowan.org

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

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm April 28: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd S, showing anime O.V.A “Read or Die.” For ages 12 and up • 11 am-3pm May 5: NC Rowan County Anime Group membership drive on Free Comic Book day at the Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd. Stop by pick up your free comic book • 6-8 pm May 26: Meeting at the Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series “Geneshift.” For ages 12 and up • Free, open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

 

Comedy

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. 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.

 

Blood drives

Community 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 www.cbcc.us

Community 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 www.cbcc.us

 

Fundraisers

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 Restoreonelife.org

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. North Hills Christian School, 2970 W. Innes St. Tickets at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wrqnz6cab&oeidk=a07ef59xc6o3d0cf012

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 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

PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham — May 18-19. Very limited seating for this exclusive event. To reserve your seats call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.co

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

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 or www.goldhillnc.com

Hogan’s Alley Food Truck Rally — Noon-4 pm Saturday, April 7: Hogan’s Alley celebrates with food trucks, arts, live music. Dragon Boat, Cremosa Cheesecake Co, Two Gals Kitchen, the Vintage Way, other vendors and artists including Shannon Quick and Duane Duvall . 128-b E Innes St and 120 E Innes St, hosted by Salisbury Art Station and Lost & Found .

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

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 salisburync.gov

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, www.historicgoldhill.com or www.goldhillnc.com

Haulers On Union Parade & Fan Fest — 5 p.m. May 17: Tim Clark Band headlines free event highlighted by NASCAR Cup car haulers annual parade down Concord’s Union Street on the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway for May 19 All-Star Race. Show cars, race car simulators, family games, kids’ activities, bounce house, mascots, celebrity autograph sessions, food vendors, beer garden. See www.600festival.com

 

History

March 22; start listing March 29 21st annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, hosts 21st annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, April 13-15. Registration fee required for lectures that will be held Friday at the Landmark Church fellowship hall and Saturday in the Stanback Auditorium of the Rowan Public Library. $75 per person includes banquet buffet Friday, light lunch Saturday, refreshments Sunday after the tour. Info: Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.co

Reed Gold Mine Hosts World War I Exhibit — April 13-May 12: Traveling exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. Special craft days scheduled for May 5 and May 12. Midland is just 37 miles from Salisbury. Admission info at 704-721-4653 or see www.ncdcr.gov

 

Kannapolis summer event series

April 14: Cruise-In: 1-7 pm downtown
April 14: Run Kannapolis: CHS Strides for Stroke 5K 9 am downtown
April 14: Stories Under the Stars: Flow Circus, 7 pm, Kannapolis Library
April 22: Jazz Series: Nicci Canada, 1-3 -pm, Veterans Park
April 28: Family Dodgeball & Ice Cream Social, 1-3 pm, Forest Park Elementary Gym
April 29: Jazz Series: Dwayne Jordan Trio, 1-3 pm, Veterans Park
Download the schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

 

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

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

How to Draw Cartoons — March 7-April 18 weekly from 6-7 pm: For ages 8-15. Learn the basics of creating a cartoon; create cool characters and a cartoon strip to share. Instructor: Mark Brincefield. $30. Info and registration at www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or 704-216-PLAY. Hosted by Salisbury Parks & Rec

New classes at Center for Faith & the Arts —
• The Journey Within: Art Journaling. 7-8 pm Mondays starting April 2. self discovery adventure that will unlock your inner wisdom and originality. $100 ($90 class fee + $10 materials fee)
• Open Studio: Figure Drawing. 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays in April, drawing from a live model. All levels. Begins April 4. $15 per session.
• Go With the Flow: Acrylic Pouring. 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday, April 10. Materials provided. Leave with four small finished paintings. $55.
• Sound of My Spirit: Painting Workshop. 6-9 pm Thursday, April 19: Listen to your soul and paint what you see and hear. Materials provided. $40.
• Preregister for classes at info@faithart.org or www.faithart.org under programs/classes.
Tai Chi for Energy at SoFul Yoga — 5:30-6:30 pm Thursdays beginning April 5: Beginner classes. Through May 31. $80. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St. Preregister at 704-633-9222 and leave message or email Angirama@gmail.com
Qigong for Healing — 2-5 pm April 14: $30 early registration through March 31, $35 after April 1. Workshop leader Gail Poulton has been teaching qigong and tai chi since 2010.SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St. Register at www.SoFulYoga.com/events-workshops or on Schedule Bliss App
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
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8243.

 

Speakers & forums

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.
Security-Where Do We Start? — 7 p.m. April 17: Central Carolina Insurance, Southern Mutual Insurance, Rowan County Sheriff’s Department sponsor an informative program at Lewis Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St. for church leaders and anyone interested. RSVP by April 11 to brownj@centralcarolina.com or harrisw@centralcarolina.com with your estimated number of attendees. Questions? 704-636-5311.

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

 

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
• “Overcoming the Death of a Loved One,” Wednesdays 9-10 am. Info: Chaplain Tom Teichroew, tteichroew@gmail.com
• Band dance: 7-10 pm April 7, Stoney Creek Band, covered dish please
Trips: May 1, 10 am Billy Graham Library • May 15, 9 am, Ciener Botanical Gardens, limited space

 

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, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

Art

Davidson art show features Trinity Oaks artists — 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 20: Several artists from Trinity Oaks to be featured in gallery crawl. Landscape and nature photography of Russ and Nancy Gavitt, copper pieces by Barbara Whenal, woodwork by Russ and Lou See. Live music by the MCHS Orchestra, light hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats. Held at Homewood Suites by Hilton-Davidson, 125 Harbour Place Drive, Davidson.

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. http://www.visitsalisburync.com/rowanartscouncil/grants/arts-cultural-grant. Assistance available in preparing grants at 704-638-3100 or rowanarts@visitsalisburync.com

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 local artists 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
Fine Frame Gallery — 105 S. Main St, Showing abstract paintings by Olga Burt and new paintings by James Donaldson. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

 

Trips

Community Travel Club day trip to Charleston — May 5: Cost is $99. For detailed information contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3874 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

7th annual Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — Event date 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

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

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

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

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: 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 www.concorddowntown.com/Events/SpringIntoArtsFestival.

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

Be involved in the downtown Salisbury Art Walk — 5-9 pm Friday, June 22: Showcase for local artists. No fee. This gallery gallop allows only hand-made artisan products. To participate, send details for consideration via http://www.downtownsalisburync.com/gallery-gallop-sign-form/.

‘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 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 www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com

 

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 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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