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Roundabout: What’s happening April 19-25

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • Rick Monroe – April 21 • Cory Luetjen – April 26• Eclipse (Pink Floyd Tribute Band) – April 28 • Jukebox Revolver – May 3 • Bad Inc. – May 5 • Nishah DiMeo – May 10 • Thunderstruck – AC/DC Tribute Band, May 12 • Shape of Hearts – Nirvana Tribute Band, May 19 • http://djsrestaurant.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — • 630-930 pm Friday 4/20: 420fest with Teso McDonald • 10 pm-2 am: Positive J and Bubba Love. $5 cover, proceeds donated to The Peddle Factory and Happy Roots. Live artists and vendor booths on site. Cabarrus Brewing Co. tap take over, Rustic Roots Food Truck on site • 10 pm-2 am: Saturday: 4/21: 9DayTrip, $5 cover. 704-762-9989, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/

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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —Saturday, April 21: Bravado, Ron Jon, Arms of Mercy, Faithhead. 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 p.m Friday: Open Mic Night with hosts Meryl and Cliff Vogh. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday: Ladii Dee, award-winning singer, poet, spoken word artist • 6:30-9 pm. Monday: Patio Jammin’ 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: Brad Rattledge • 8-10 pm Friday: Bryan Christopher and Kevin Cosgrove • 8-10 pm: Alec and Austin • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

New Sarum Brewing Co., 109 N Lee St — • May 4: Josh & Joel Acoustic Duo, 7-9 p.m. • May 11: Chad Barnard Returns, 6-8 p.m. • 704- 310-5048, https://newsarumbrewing.com/

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 pm Friday: NuHiWay • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Located behind the IGA store.

Music & more

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. Tickets at ChildressVineyards.com/Events or at the Childress Vineyards Tasting Room, 1000 Childress Vineyard Road. Lexington, 336- 236-9463, ChildressVineyards.com

Sunday afternoon jazz in Kannapolis — 1-3 p.m. April 22-May 13: Free. In Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food available for sale on site • April 22: Nicci Canada. Info: visit kannapolisnc.gov.

Karen Peck and New River in concert — 6 pm April 22: West Corinth Baptist , 120 Corinth Church Road, Mooresville. Tickets are free but must have a ticket to enter. 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 Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Live music at The Chill — 6-9 pm Saturday, April 28: Ukele played by Aleta Johnson at The Chill Natural Shave Ice, 120 E Fisher St., 704-216-4001.

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.
The Best of 10 Years Cabaret — 7:30 p.m. May 3-5 : Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-550.7

Salisbury- Rowan Choral Society presents — “Seasons of Love” 7:30 pm Friday, May 4 at First UCC • 4 pm Sunday May 6 at Milford Hills UMC. 704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/

Piedmont Choral Society presents — “An American Choral Landscape” Free spring concerts — 7 pm Friday, May 4 and 3 pm Sunday, May 6 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord. Selections by American composers with words by American poets. 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 in Keppel Auditorium. 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.

Theater

Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ — Shows tonight and Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets: adults $14, students/seniors $12, 704-633-5471 or piedmontplayers.com

Opens tonight: LSt presents ‘Running On Fire’ — April 19-28 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + tax. New original play written by Aurin Squire. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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

The Great War,’ a Reader’s Theatre production by the Phoenix Readers — 7 pm Monday, April 23: Short stories, personal letters, songs, remembrances from Michael Morpurgo’s “Only Remembered.” Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Free, open to the public. Info: 704-216-8232 or www.faithart.org

PPT to present ‘Barefoot In The Park’ — Public tickets go on sale Monday. Adults $17, students/seniors $12. Show dates: May 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 pm, May 6 at 2:30 pm. Producing Partners: First National Bank & Crescent Construction Services. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Burning Coal Theatre presents King Charles III — Through April 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 hosts regional premiere of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27: One-woman show starring award-winning comedienne Tania Kelly explores struggles with mental illness that a little girl witnesses in her mother and then grows up to experience herself. Directed by Catawba College alumna Robin Tynes. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Tickets $20 at www.catawba.edu/theatre and DOS $25. www.ThreeBoneTheatre.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, April 20: French Wine Tasting with Jennifer Metcalf, Queen of Wines Distributing of Durham. $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. May 8 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. Saturdays: One hour tour highlights the city’s past. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St. 704-638-3100.

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.

China Grove Cruise In — 3 -7 pm Saturday, April 21: “Elvis” will be performing 4 -6 p.m.

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

Astronomical Society of Rowan — 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 27: Star Party for the general public at the Carolina International School, 9545 Poplar Tent 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

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

Century Farms & Barns Bus Tour — Saturday, April 28, 9 am-4:30 pm: Southwestern Rowan farms, sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation.

Salisbury Toy & Comic Show — April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave.

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 • Free, open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Psychosis Simulation­ May 4, 10 a.m.-noon — Rowan County Health Department Community Room, 1811 E. Innes St.,www.brownpapertickets.com

Zerbini Circus — May 6: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632, rowancountyfair.net

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show, Membership Day, National Train Day — May 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, www.nctrans.org

Big Cats Open House— May 20, 2-4 p.m. Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary, 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell. www.suziespride.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/

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

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Info: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

Fundraisers

Breast cancer awareness Poker Run at Lucky Turnaround — April 21: Registration 11 a.m. at Lucky Turnaround, China Grove. 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 .

F.A.C.T. Truck Parade — April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m: Fighting Against Cancer Together benefits Relay For Life of Rowan County and Rowan County Cancer Support Fund Daimler, From Cleveland to West End Plaza, Salisbury.

St. Paul’s annual Cruise ‘n Barbecue — April 28: Poker cruise begins 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for cruise-in, car show, raffles, door prizes, live music, port-a-pit chicken • 3 p.m. Awards, drawings. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Helping Hands Ministry. Details, photos at www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue

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 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. 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. 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.

Jane’s Delicious Baked spaghetti dinner — 5-7 p.m. May 2: Milford Hills UMC fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Benefits UMWomen’s Legacy Fund. Tickets at the door, adults $5, ages 5-11 $3 and under age 5 free.

15th annual Scrabble Scramble — 6 pm 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 May 5: Multiple vendors, items to be raffled. $2 for adults, 17 & under free. Helps support Youth United with summer missions. Held a Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. in Salisbury.

Art Pedal — 4-6 p.m. May 12: Bike, walk, roll or jog your way around town collecting local artwork.Benefits The Pedal Factory, 311 East Council St. www.thepedalfactory.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.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. 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

Rowan Republican Lincoln-Reagan Dinner — 6-9 pm June 15: Social time, silent auction, VIP opportunity to speak with Senator Tillis, Rep. Budd, Rep. Hudson. Dinner at 7 pm. Live musical entertainment. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. RSVP to 704-232-4047. Individual tickets and sponsorships available, call chairman Don Vick at hewclem@bellsouth.net or see www.rowangop.org/home

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

Denton FarmPark hosts expanded Military Vehicle Show — April 28-29: Sixth annual Military Vehicle Show expanded to include displays of military uniforms, machine guns, other memorabilia from World War II through the Vietnam era, plus gun and collectors show. Family-friendly. Military veterans encouraged to register for a drawing for free helicopter rides. Machine gun demonstrations will shoot blanks only. Day passes $10; weekend passes $15. Military ID gets 50 percent discount. Info: dentonfarmpark.com or 336-859-2755. Denton is about an hour from Salisbury.

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.

Paws, Claws N’ Scales Festival — May 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, www.rowancountync.gov

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

Concord Spring into Arts Festival — 10 am-4 pm May 12: Showcasing visual and performing arts. Juried art show, musical entertainment, locally crafted beer and wine, food, children’s area, belly dancing, fashion show, dance performances, plus Jon Culbreath and Friends Americana/Bluegrass jam session. https://www.concorddowntown.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

The Cheerwine Festival — May 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. North Main Street in Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com/events/

Riot at Walnut Hill — May 20, 3-7 p.m.$15-$40. Celebrate local farmers, bakers, musicians, vintners, brewers. The Vista at Walnut Hill, 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland, 704-326-1029 breadriot.org

West Rowan 5th annual Community Spring Festival — 10 am May 26: Community fellowship, music, vendors, food, games, meet Sparky the wrvfd mascot, crafts, rock painting, antiques. Vendor spots $20 • 6 pm: Second annual musician jam in the Warehouse • West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt. Ulla.

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

History

At the Rowan Museum — Through May 20: “Rowan at Work.” Latest exhibit focuses on work and jobs in Rowan County. 202 N Main St. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

Rowan History Club — 7 pm Tuesday, May 8: Messinger Room, Old Courthouse, 202 N. Main St. Access second floor by elevator or stairs through side back door of the museum. Rowan Museum, 704-633-5946 or rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Reed Gold Mine Hosts World War I Exhibit — Through 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

Comedy

‘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, First Reformed Church, 208 N Central Ave, Landis. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

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 • 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. 704-216-7715 or www.ruftyholmes.org

RPL programs

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

Classes

Rufty’s Chrismon Shop — Classes May 3-5, begin each day at 10:30 am and all levels will be taught. Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790. Reservations should be made at least one week prior to the class you choose.Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

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

West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden — • April 26, 6-8 pm: Vibrant Horse of Many Colors Adult Painting Class, instructor Artist Jenny Booe, all materials included, $42. RSVP to 704-278-2800 by 5 pm April 24 • 4:30 pm May 11: Kids Mother’s Day crafting gifts for Mom Workshop, Instructor Elsie Bennett. All supplies included. $20 first child , $18 for siblings. RSVP to 704-278-2800 by 5 pm May 9. Parent or Guardian must remain with child in class • 1 pm May 12: Curlee Method Wreath Making Class with Instructor Bonnie Whitley. Step-by-step hands on class All supplies included. $42. RSVP to 704-278-2800 by 5 pm May 9. No walk-ins. Hosted at West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Mount Ulla.

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

Rowan County Tea Party hosts Rowan County Commission Candidates Forum — April 24: Bluebay Restaurant on Statesville Blvd. 6 pm dinner, forum follows.

AARP — 1 p.m. May 3: Cindy Fink, director of Rowan Meals on Wheels, on Senior Safety. Refreshments. Rufty-Holmes Sr Center, 1120 S. MLK Ave. 704 -216-7714.

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 7-part 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. 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.: 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. 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, third Thursdays: 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 — Featuring black and white photography by William Whitaker and paintings by Mark Stephenson. 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

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

Annual Spring Bazaar — Friday, May 4: The VA Employees Association of the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury’s annual Spring Bazaar. This event is open to the public. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Kelly.vanager@va.gov for more information.

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.

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.

Auditions/call for performers

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

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 May 12 festival. 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

Hickory Full Circle Arts Tiny Art Show — Deliver artwork to 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory between April 18-21/ Reception is May 17 in conjunction with the Hickory Art Crawl. Rules and guidelines at www.fullcirclearts.org

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

Downtown Salisbury Art Walk — 5-9 pm June 22: Showcase for local artists. No fee. 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

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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