Local arts & entertainment news May 3-9
You are invited to ‘Ramble through Rowan’
“A Ramble Through Rowan” is a free film series that will historically explore and discuss the phenomena of Rowan County from colonial times to the present day.
The series will be shown at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. From 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, May 8 through June 19.
May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12 and 19.
The topics are:
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
‘Ramble through Rowan” is open to the public. Folks are encouraged to register at the Center as there are no membership fees, but is not mandatory.
The movies will be presented by Gretchen Witt from the Rowan Public Library. Learn more at Gretchen.Witt@rowancountync.gov or Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Gentle yoga at Cauble Creek
Gail Poulton will teach an hour of gentle yoga at the vineyard on Cauble Creek Road, off Mooresville Road, SR 150 west of Salisbury. Enjoy a relaxing class followed by a glass of Cauble Creek wine Sunday from 3-5 pm. To register, email sales@caublecreekvineyard or call 704-633-1137.
The cost is $17 and the class is for all levels, from novices to experienced yogis. Come a few minutes early to sign in and pick your spot in the grass. If it’s too wet, class will take place inside. Bring a mat if you have one. For more information see https://www.caublecreekvineyard.com/events/
Eight Week Pottery Class
Beginning and intermediate class designed for beginners and for those with some experience working with clay. Wheel and glazing techniques will be taught.
Cost: $200 for ages 14-adult. Meet Tuesdays 10:30-1 p.m. June 6-July 31 or
Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m June 7-Aug. 1
No classes the week of July 4th
Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Annual Scrabble Scramble is Friday
The annual Scrabble Scramble is at 6 p.m. Friday, held at Trinity Oaks and benefiting Rowan County Literacy Council.
Competitors will participate in three lively rounds of team Scrabble competition. Raffle tickets for a variety of prizes will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets are $30 for an individual or $300 for a table of up to 10 players. Participants may create their own teams or request to be assigned to a team. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners at the end of the evening. For tickets or more information, call the Literacy Council at 704-216-8266 or visit www.rcliteracy.org
Midnight’s Promise Open House
Meet the rescue horses at Midnight’s Promise on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a picnic lunch for $5. Enjoy games for the children, tours of the barn, and pet the horses. Admission is free. Located at 685 Delta St. Learn more at www.midnightspromise.org
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day
The NC Rowan County Anime Group is having a membership drive on Saturday on Free Comic Book day, at the Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by pick up your free comic book! Learn more at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
KHA hosts Dr. Gary Freeze
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates hosts an evening with Dr. Gary Freeze at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St.
Dr. Freeze, professor of history and american cultural studies at Catawba College, presents “Whence and Whyeth the Piedmont: Inventing our Region.”
Dr. Freeze, who recently received Professor of the Year award at Catawba, will present results of his research on how and when the Piedmont Region came about and what geographical areas make up the Piedmont.
For more info call Phil Goodman at 704-796-0803.
Quilter’s Guild hosts show
The Salisbury Rowan Quilter’s Guild will host its biannual quilt show Friday and Saturday at the First Baptist Church Ministries Center at 223 N. Fulton St.
With about 150 quilts, the show will also feature a tea room decorated in a wedding theme with vintage linens, tea pots and china tea cup and will offer lunch and dessert.
On Saturday at 2:30 p.m. there will be a special presentation of quilts to area veterans.
The vendor mall offers a variety of items for quilters and sewers. The boutique area features handmade gift items including hand bags, tote bags, table runners, place mats and more.
There will also be a Grandma’s Attic with fabric, notions, books, tools, trims, buttons and dozens of other items at bargain prices.
Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $7.
Additional information and discount coupon available on Facebook at Salisbury Rowan Quilters or www.SRQG.net