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Roundabout: What’s Happening April 5-11

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@facebook.com

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/

Tonight at DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • 8-11 p.m. April 5: Thursday Night Live with Freeport Jazz • 9 p.m. April 7: Shame for Sydney • 10 p.m.-1 a.m. April 7: UFC 223 Ferguson vs Khabib & Namajunas vs Joanna 2 • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

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 —The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —5 pm until. Saturday, April 7: 12th Anniversary Fundraiser with relentless Flood, Scarred, Mercy Falls, Bought By blood, Guitar Masters and Gethsemane.Emceed by Dave Bumbarner of WBFJ. Hotdogs and hamburgers available for purchase. 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 — • 7-9 pm Friday: Open Mic Night with host Shafiq. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm • 6-9 p.m. Saturday: April 7 Deejay Mon-Te spins his collection, or bring a record of your own • 5:30-8 pm Sunday April 8: Free concert with Laura Vella • 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, April 5 Greg Adams • 8-10 pm Friday, April 6 Southern English  • 8-10 pm Saturday April 7 Jason Leake  •• 6-8 pm Sunday, April 8 open mic hosted by Mama Tried  • 7-9 pm Tuesday, April 10 karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner  • 730-8:30 pm Wednesday, April 11 Kat Dolan the poet performing live • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: Deep Roots (above) • 6:30 pm Saturday: Harold Bumgardner and Lonesome Road (below) • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — • 9 p.m. April 7: The Tim Clark Band. Cover charge $10 • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.

Music & more
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

Mike Farris at The Davis — April 13 : Mike Farris. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Jeff Whittington at The Davis — April 26: Jeff Whittington’s Old Opry. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Nelly to play at Intimidators Stadiumh — 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.

Salisbury Symphony Pops concert — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Country & Western Pops Concert with Darrell Harwood. Tickets at Salisburysymphony.org

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

PPT Youth Theater presents ‘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

Set construction for ‘Barefoot In The Park’ — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. , April 14 at the Meroney Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary. Info 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

LSt to perform Running On Fire — April 19-28 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax.New original play, ‘Running On Fire’ written by Aurin Squire. 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: Future history play: 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.

Catawba College Theatre presents ‘Anything Goes’ — April 19-21: Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Madcap musical comedyTickets: $10-$15 at 704-637-4481 or http://www.catawba.edu/theatretix

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, April 6:  Wines of Oak Farm Vineyards of Lodi, California with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person • 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: Bianchi Vineyards Wine & Pizza Dinner with Terri White, President, Bianchi Vineyards at Salisbury Wine Shop.  $25/person.  Prepaid reservations.  Contact Salisbury Wine Shop for more information • 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.

Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past on an F&M Bank Trolley every Saturday April-October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Ask about combo tickets at 704-638-3100. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St.

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.

Spring Craft and Vendor Show — April 14-15: Saturday 9 am-4 pm and Sunday 10 am-4 pm. Admission $2. Rowan County Fairgrounds

Tractors & Trains Festival — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14: A Rowan Arts & Ag event. Blacksmithing, hay ride, tractor parade, kiddie tractor pull, corn shelling, cider press, Master Gardeners, live music by Joy and The Gent, Smitty and the Jumpstarters, Boat Rockers. At the North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer www.nctrans.org

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.faithfulfriends.com

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. 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

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 www.cbcc.us

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 www.cbcc.us

Fundraisers

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.

Community memorial birthday celebration for Curtis Dwayne Thompson — 11 am-6 pm April 14: Gospel music by local groups including African dancers, Younique Stars Dancers, GiGi The Mime, car show, LC Gospel Choir, Virginia Rush, emcee Walter Brotherton. Scholarship given in Dwayne’s name to a single parent with a son excelling in basketball. Bouncy house, food vendors, bring a chair. Curtis Cares Foundation visits hosptial ICU units with care packages to family members. Snack donations and monetary donations appreciated. Held at Kelsey Scott Park.

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=a07ef 59xc6o3d0cf012

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 .

Breast cancer awareness Poker Run — April 21: Lucky Turnaround, China Grove. Raising money to pay for mammograms for people of the community that have no insurance coverage. Registration 11 a.m., early registration now in progress. Info at 704-855-5577. Luminary ceremony 5 pm.

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

High Cotton: The Kennedy Years — 6-9 pm May 26: Fourth annual signature fundraiser for Family Crisis Council of Rowan features a male fashion show and silent auction. Theme: fashion attire of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Hosted by Diana Dandro and Jason Keith. Tickets $60/person. Contact Icela Trujillo about tickets and sponsorship at 704-754-5999 ext. 206

Lee Street theatre fundraiser gala — 7 pm-midnight May 19: An Enchanted Evening with Cirque. Black tie gala to benefit LSt and its educational programs. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live performances of stilt walkers, acrobats, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze acts, juggling, and more. $100/person; tables may be reserved for parties of 8-10.Held at the Lee Street Theatre, 329 N Lee St. Tickets available soon. Info at www.leestreet.org

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/

4th Annual Families First-NC Inc. Flip Flops and Flamingos — 5-8 p.m. Sunday April 29: F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. , live music by Top Shelf, silent auction, food, drinks, cash bar. Tickets $20 at the door. Adults 21+ only. For more information call 704-630-0481.

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

Spring Craft & Garden Faire — 9 am–3 pm Saturday, May 5: Multiple vendors, items to be raffled. $2 for adults, 17 & under free. Helps support Youth United with summer missions. Held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. in Salisbury.

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.com

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

Annual Colonial Spring Frolic at the Old Stone House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7: 9th Annual Colonial Spring Frolic. Colonial Easter egg dyeing, musket demonstrations, woodworking, open fire cooking, candle making, children’s games, colonial dancers and music. $5 adults, $3 students. 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 704-638-4459 salisburync.gov

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 .

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

12th annual Touch a Truck Event — 10 am-1 pm April 14: For participants of all ages, up close and personal -on chance to explore a wide variety of vehicles and occupations. Honking horns and blaring sirens is encouraged. Note change of location: event is held behind City Hall at 217 S. Main St. Info: 704-216-PLAY. If you have an interesting or fun vehicle that you would like to display at Touch a Truck, call Vivian at 704-638-5294.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 14: Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. Meet 50+ potters from NC, SC, VA. Pieces will be available for sale. Free, open to the public. http://www.pottersofthepiedmont.com/

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

‘The Importance of the Brew’ at Rowan History Club  — 7  pm Tuesday, April 10:  presented by New Sarum Brewing Co. co-owner/brew master Andy Maben. Messinger Room, Old Courthouse, 202 N. Main St.Presentation followed byQ&A. Free. Refreshments served. Access second floor by elevator or stairs through side back door of the museum. Rowan Museum, 704-633-5946 or rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — The Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78 UDChosts 21st annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, April 13-15. Registration fee for Friday-Saturday lectures. Sunday afternoon tour of the Prison site for registrants. The public is invited to the Sunday memorial services, 10 a.m. at the Historic Salisbury National Cemetery and 11 a.m. at the Old Lutheran Cemetery. $75 includes banquet Friday, lunch Saturday, refreshments Sunday after the tour. Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.com (Final deadline April 11.)

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

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. Anyone is welcome. Info: Chaplain Tom Teichroew, tteichroew@gmail.com
• Band dance: 7-10 pm April 7, Stoney Creek Band, covered dish. • 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  • 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

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 — Through April 18 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

Center for Faith & the Arts — • 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.

Begins today: Tai Chi for Energy at SoFul Yoga — 5:30-6:30 pm Thursdays April 5 through May 31. $80. Beginner classes. 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.
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.

Church Security-Where Do We Start? — 7-8:30 p.m. April 17: Church leaders and anyone interested. RSVP by April 11 to brownj@centralcarolina.com or harrisw@centralcarolina.com. Questions: 704-636-5311. Location: Lewis Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St.

Dr. Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules For Life Tour An Antidote To Chaos — 7:30 p.m. June 10: Professor, clinical psychologist, bestselling author Dr. Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life Tour An Antidote to Chaos at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets $35-$100 at Ticketmaster.com, or 800-745-3000.

S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St

Film

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

Movie of the Month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.
Free movies at Rowan Public Library East— Popcorn and lemonade, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Ramble through Rowan film series — 10-11 am Tuesdays, May 8-June 19: Historically explore and discuss Rowan County from colonial times to present day. Presented by Rowan Public Library’s Gretchen Witt.
1. Lot 19 Becomes the Rowan Public Library
2. The Nay-Sayers
3. A Trip Along the Great Wagon Road
4. The Struggle for Liberty: 1754-1775
5. The Struggle for Liberty: Part II 1775-1791
6. Rowan’s Myths & Mysteries
7. Courage & Conflict Rowan in the Civil War
Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Info at amber@ruftyholmes.org or 704-216-7714.

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.

Closing reception Friday 6 p.m.  ‘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. 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

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

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 goldhillmerchants association@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. 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/SpringInto Arts 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. If you create handcrafted pieces of art or handmade items, sign-up at www.RowanArtsandAg.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. 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

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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