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Roundabout: What’s happening April 12-18

Night Life

Tonight at DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • 8-11 p.m. April 12: Thursday Night Live with Divided by 4 • 9 p.m. April 14: Saturday Night Big Show with Patrick Rock• 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday: Dial up radio • 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: Louder and The Terrible Twos  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 — • Friday April 13 – Open Mic Night 7-9 p.m. with hosts ‘The Old Rockers’ Sign up begins at 6:30 • Saturday April 14 – Karaoke 7-10 p.m. Every second Saturday. Free • Sunday April 15 – The Brambles Trio 5:30-8 p.m. • Monday April 16  – Patio Jammin’ 6:30pm-9 pm. Open jam sessions on the patio. 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 12 Jim Sharkey • 8-10 pm Friday, April 13 Daniel Arthur Gurley with Dirty Cosmic • 8-10 pm Saturday April 14 AJ Holt with Analog Crash • 6-8 pm Sunday, April 15 open mike hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Wednesday, April 18 Top Shelf playing for our charity event we will be donating money to the Community Care Clinic • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 pm Friday: Tri County Bluegrass • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Elijah Creek Band • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

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
Corn Hole Tourney at CCV — 1-7 pm  Saturday, April 14: First place win $250, second place $150.  Food truck, music by Josh & Joel. Families welcome. Cauble Creek Vineyard & Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137.  Details at www.caublecreekvineyard.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.
3rd Annual Bayou & Bluegrass event — 6:30-10 pm Saturday, April 21: Childress Vineyards’ annual event. Live bluegrass music by Jackson Flats. Advance tickets $17.50 include entertainment and souvenir wine glass. Reserved tables for four available. Tickets at ChildressVineyards.com/Events or at the Childress Vineyards Tasting Room, 1000 Childress Vineyard Road. Lexington, 336- 236-9463 ChildressVineyards.com
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.
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
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, April 27: Concert followed by open jam session. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Downtown Beats, Rowan’s Impromptu Chorus — 6 p.m. April 30: 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.
Free spring concerts ‘An American Choral Landscape’ — 7 pm Friday, May 4 and   3 pm Sunday, May 6: The 50 voice Piedmont Choral Society’s free spring concerts at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord.  Selections  by American composers with words by American poets. Director Joseph Judge of Pfeiffer University, Dr. Don Simmons,  accompanist.    Info:  kayy2000@gmail.com or 704.699.6053.
Darrell Harwood and Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Joint pops concert with country music performer Darrell Harwood. Keppel Auditorium will be transformed; audience members encouraged to get in the spirit and wear country attire. Morgan Ridge’s Pop-Up Bar  in The Crystal Lounge preshow. Exclusive after-party with Harwood following the concert. Tickets $5-$25 at www.salisburysymphony.org  or 704 216 1513.
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.


Opening Night for PPT’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ — Tonight at 7:30pm.  Join the cast for a complimentary reception in the lobby immediately following the opening performance.  Tickets: Adults $14, students/seniors $12, 704-633-5471 or piedmontplayers.com.  Show dates: April 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:30 pm, April 15 and 21 at 2:30 pm.  Producing Partners:  Edward and Susan Norvell.  Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Set Construction for ‘Barefoot In The Park’ — 10 am-4 pm Saturday, April 14 : Meroney Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary. 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com
‘The Great War,’ a Reader’s Theatre production featuring the Phoenix Readers — 7 pm  Monday, April 23: This program is presented by the Phoenix Readers and will feature short stories, personal letters, songs, and remembrances from Michael Morpurgo’s “Only Remembered.” Held at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Free, open to the public. Info: Gretchen Witt, 704-216-8232. The Phoenix Readers is a volunteer readers’ theatre company comprised of individuals aged 55 and older and is part of the Center for Faith and the Arts (CFA), www.faithart.org.
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, original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. Madcap musical comedy set on board the S.S. American. $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 13: Orin Swift “Locations” Wine Tasting with Stephanie.  Stephanie will present 5 special Orin Swift wines from different global locations.  $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.
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
Century Farms & Barns Bus Tour — Saturday, April 28, 9am-4:30 pm: A Rowan Arts & Ag event. Southwestern Rowan farms, sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation.
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
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
Suede & Chrome Cruise-In at THD — 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Aug. 4: Hot Rods, Harleys, classic cars and more. Free admission. Live music, beverages, food, merchandise vendors.Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/
Spook-Tacular Saturday at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct 27: Trick-or-Treating, adult and children’s costume contest, kids games by Salisbury Harley Owner’s Group & Ladies of Harley. Cheerwine and food vendors. Free admission. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/
Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
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
China Grove Cruise In — 3 -7 pm Saturday, April 21: “Elvis” will be performing 4 -6 p.m.
Astronomical Society of Rowan — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Program by Jack Howard on his trip to Chile, held at 1920 Deal Road. Info: Ralph Deal 704-855-1591, www.astrowan.org
Astronomical Society of Rowan — 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 27: Star Party for the general public at the Carolian Internationsl school, 9545 Poplar Ten Road, Concord. Info: Mr. Kukielski 704-455-4672, Barbara 704-664-6939, Shannon 704-236-6933 or Ralph Deal 704-855-1591, www.astrowan.org
NCMDTM workshops, tea and trunk show with international artist Stephanie Blythe  — • Silver Spoon Baby Class: 10 am-1 pm Friday, April 21:  Make a tiny porcelain baby nestled in a silver spoon, wrapped in textures and vintage leaves. $85 • Mini Merbaby Workshop: 10 am-1 pm Saturday, April 21: Make a tiny porcelain baby mermaid reclining in an abalone shell blanketed with a variety of tiny seashells. $85 • Tea and Trunkshow: 10 am-1 pm Saturday, April 21: An afternoon of tea in an intimate setting at the Country Club of Salisbury. Program by Stephanie Blythe. Includes souvenir and Museum tour. $35 • NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St, Spencer, info@NCMDTM.com or 704-762-9359 or http://www.NCMDTM.com

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


Community memorial birthday celebration for Curtis Dwayne Thompson — 11 am-6 pm April 14: Gospel music, African dancers, Younique Stars Dancers, GiGi The Mime, car show, LC Gospel Choir, Virginia Rush, emcee Walter Brotherton. Scholarship given in Dwayne’s name. Curtis Cares Foundation visits hosptial ICU units with care packages to family members. Held at Kelsey Scott Park.
2nd Annual SpringFest vendor & craft show — 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday, April 14: Local vendors and artists, raffles, food for purchase. Free admission and parking. Info:  704-783-6789 or italyfn@aim.com. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, www.mtochurch.com
Breast cancer awareness Poker Run at Lucky Turnaround, China Grove — April 21: Registration 11 a.m. at Lucky  Turnaround; early registration now in progress. Raising money to pay for mammograms for people of the community that have no insurance coverage. Raffles, auctions, food, Luminary ceremony 5 pm. $15 single / $20 double, info 704-855-5577.
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/
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
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
High Cotton: The Kennedy Years — 6-9 pm May 26: Fourth annual signature fundraiser for Family Crisis Council of Rowan. Male fashion show, silent auction. Theme: fashion attire of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Tickets $60/person. Contact Icela Trujillo, 704-754-5999 ext. 206
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


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/
Celebrate NC Beer Month in Rowan County — April: Complimentary beer flights, pint glasses, spending money at two Downtown Salisbury breweries with overnight stay at a Rowan County hotel, B&B, etc. Details  at www.visitsalisburync.com/packages
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
Annual Biker Blues & BBQ (a Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event) — Sept. 14-15: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events with free admission. Food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Soldier Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday Sept. 14 free entertainment.  www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044.
19th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 24: Downtown Salisbury in the Salisbury Post parking lot, the future bell tower park. Details TBA. Visit rowanandbluesjazz.org or email Eleanor at info@rowanbluesandjazz.org


Rowan Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. Tuesday April 17: All interested in learning about family research and genealogy are welcome. Speaker: Steve Simpson, describing his family research of his Kentucky roots. Free, open to the public. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
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

Cruise-In: 1-7 pm Saturday: downtown
Stories Under the Stars featuring Flow Circus, Saturday 7 p.m., Kannapolis Public Library (For children Pre-K through 5th grade) . Juggling, comedy, magic, audience participation.
Jazz Series with Nicci Canada: April 22: Jazz Series: Nicci Canada, 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
• Paint with a Twist, trip Mooresville April 17, 10 am
• Summer Safety, by Trinity at Home, covered dish, April 25 at noon
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


Watercolor w/ pen & ink workshop for beginners —   9:30 am-4 pm  May 8-9: Two-day workshop led by Marietta Foster Smith for beginners or those with some experience/ Techniques ​useful in creating lively watercolor art with pen & ink accents.  Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. $125. Pre-register with  Marietta Smith, 704-431-8964 or mariettafsmith@gmail.com
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
Center for Faith & the Arts — • 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.
Qigong for Healing — 2-5 pm April 14: $35. 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.

Speakers & forums

Squire leads playwriting masterclass — 10 am-noon April 15: Aurin Squire conducts playwriting masterclass, free, open to the public. Held at Florence Busby Corriher Theatre at Catawba College. Info: www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
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.


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.
Anything Goes exhibit reception at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — 5:30-7:30 pm Friday, April 27: Participating artists exhibit work of no prescribed medium, subject, genre or size. Adding to the fun, the  public may participate in creating art where they have set up easels and provided canvases, brushes and paint for visitors of all ages. Community group pieces will be given as door prizes at the reception. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781 www.railwalkgallery.com
Heart & Soul,’ solo exhibition by Shanna Glawson — 6-8 pm Saturday, April 28; artist lecture 7 pm: CFA Artist in Residence Shanna Glawson uses the universally recognized heart symbol in wood, metal, mixed media. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St.,   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
The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. April 19: Guest instructor James Taylor, local artist, on Drawing as a Bridge to Painting.  Anyone who is interested is welcome. Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.
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


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

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
run through May 5 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
JCPrice American Legion Post 107 annual Memorial Week Celebration — Friday, May 25-Saturday, June 2: Community vendors who would like a spot on the Midway should contact Comrade  Daniel Haddock by May 7 at 704-637-6231. Health Dept permits are due 15 days prior to May 25 for food vendors. Non-food vendors can get spots up to May 25.
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 — SOLD OUT May 19-20: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. hippiefest.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 of  handcrafted art or handmade items at Rowan Arts & Ag events in 2018  showcasing local farms and artisans.  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 — SOLD OUT May 19-20: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. hippiefest.org
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/.
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

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