Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 29-Dec 5

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2018

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —• 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647,
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m. Saturday Dec 1: Doreen Pinkerton and Teesha Cole. 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 — • 7-11 pm Friday Nov 30: Open Mic with host ‘Lurch’ – aka Lawrence Frick. Sign up begins 6:30. Mean Mug Coffee Co. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — TONIGHT: Thursday 7:30-9:30 pm: Austin and Alec • 8-10 pm Friday: Cory Luetjen • 8-10 pm Saturday: Brianna Atwell • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7 pm Wednesday: CJ Peters doing an acoustic show. • 704-754-8379,
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Deep Roots • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Jeff Michael and New High Country Boys • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov 30: Concert by The Trailblazers band (winners of the Momentum award at the 2018 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association ) followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,
Jim Avett in concert — 5 p.m. Dec. 1: Mt. Mitchell UMC, Kannapolis,
FUMC FirstArts — • 8 pm Dec. 6: Greensboro-based professional choral ensemble Bel Canto Company under the direction of Dr. Welborn Young. $10. First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St, 704-636-3121, ext 104 or
Vernaculars Concert — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-9: Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, 800-228-2922,
Coming to Ovens Auditorium — • Swedish metal rock band Ghost, Dec. 2. Tickets $40-$75 • Derek Hough: Live! Tour, April 5, 2019. Tickets $50-$85 • Prices do not include service charges., 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets or
Foreigner live at Harrah’s Cherokee —March 23: See or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.


‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Old Courthouse Theater — Nov. 29-Dec. 16: Hilarity ensues. Tickets available at 49 Spring St NW, 704-788-2405 or
PPT presents ‘A Christmas Story’ — Opens Dec. 7. All the elements from the beloved motion picture on stage. Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471
The Little Theatre of W-S — • An Old Salem Christmas Carol (Dec 7-22). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857,

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 30: New mid and top tier wines from Rickety Bridge of South Africa with Winery owner Duncan Spence, Winemaker Ross Chernin, and Sales Manager Charles Heeb. $10/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

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,
Pray Rowan — 10–11 a.m Saturday Dec. 1: At East Rowan High School, 175 St Lukes Church Road. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact or 843-991-4142 or
Debutante Pajama Holiday Social— 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8: For young ladies interested in the 68th Debutante Scholarship Ball program; pajamas encouraged. RSVP by Dec. 6 to 704-380-0158. Zeta Sigma Building, 1315 Short St,
Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — 10 a.m. Dec. 8-9: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road, Concord,
Turkey Shoot at Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 — 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec 15. Cconcessions available from auxiliary. Open to the public. 6250 NC Hwy 801 Salisbury, 704-278-2493.
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Presidents Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555 or caller Marty Northrup 864-909-3950.
Send your barn quilt photo — West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden is seeking to document barn quilts in Rowan Coutny. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to


George Lopez’s The Wall World Tour coming to Ovens Auditorium — Jan. 12, 2019:, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $59.50-$65.50 plus service charges. VIP Meet and Greet package also available.
It’s Not You, It’s Me -The Second City — Feb. 9: Heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Tickets start at $22 plus service charges. McGlohon Theater, College St., Charlotte. or 704-372-1000.

Book signings

Lynna Clark open house and book signing at Attractions on Main — 10:30 am-5:30 pm Dec. 6: Books on hand for sale and free gift wrapping. 2130 S Main St.

Blood drives

American Red Cross — 2-6 p.m. Dec 17: NHCS Davis Wing, North Hills Christian School, W. Innes St.
American Red Cross — 11 am-3:30 pm Dec 18: Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd.
Community Blood Drive
1-4 p.m. Dec. 18: Team Automotive, 404 Jake Alexander Blvd South, , 704-972-3243


Toys for Tots — ThroughDec. 2 individuals are invited to donate new, unwrapped toys at Sharonview’s Salisbury branch, 501 N. Main St. Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 and is run by the United States Marine Corps. For more information on Toys for Tots, visit
Town of Granite Quarry Food Drive — Through December bring non-perishable foods for local shelters and food banks. All donations stay in this area. Also accepting blankets, toiletries, laundry supplies, socks, baby supplies, diapers, wipes, etc. Drop off site: Granite Quarry Town Hall, 143 N. Salisbury Ave, Granite Quarry.
Concert by Jacob Johnson benefits Pregnancy Support Center — 8 pm Dec 7: Opening act, local performer Sarah Claire King. Held at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150. Only Only 100 tickets available, see https://www.facebook .com/events/ 188877472046473 or 704-633-7695 or 704-213-1467.
Salisbury Pride Holiday Drag Show — 8:30 and 10 pm Dec 7: Hostesses Jamie Monroe and Cierra Desiree Nichole-Land, Deejay Bear Trax plus queens and kings. Cost: $10. The Fish Bowl, 127 E. Innes St.
Salisbury Symphony hosts Cocktail Cabaret/ International Casino — Jan 12, 2019: Crystal Ballroom at Catawba College transformed into a casino plus door prizes and a chance to win a trip to a real high-end casino. $100 tickets, tax included, includes $2,000 in “play” money and two drink tickets. See
14th annual WVAC Oyster Roast fundraiser — Jan. 26: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Tickets at
Center for Faith & the Arts presents ‘Meet Me in Paris’ —7 pm March 9: Gala and fundraiser with white tablecloths, jazz in the background, artists, poets. Info 704-738-3445 or

Speakers and Forums

Alzheimer’s Support Group — 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 5: Speaker Denise Fink, Qualified Professional on the North Carolina Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Team. Trinity Oaks private dining room, 728 Klumac Road. Free dinner provided. RSVP by Dec. 4 to Teresa Dakins at 704-701-5218.


Carolina Woodstock Festival — Aug 16-18, 2019: 50th anniversary of Woodstock “Carolina-style” at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Tribute bands plus local musicians, arts and crafts, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly for all ages. Follow social media for discount codes or see www.CarolinaWood


Annual Rowan History 13-week course— 7-8:30 Thursdays Feb 7-May 9, 2019: Offered by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Learn about Native Americans, early pioneers, Revolutionary War, Civil War, industrialization and more, right up to modern times. Book and registration information at or 704-636-0103.


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111,
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am,
Coming in January • Downton Abby: Seasons: 1, 2, 3 and 4 • Jeff’s Birds

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715,
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Dec. 6. Share a holiday meal and elect 2019 officers. Member Charles Ramsey will display his art work. To play ‘Dirty Santa’ drop off a $7-10 gift to conference room coming in. Visitors welcome.


Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more available. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418
• Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
• Rowan Public Library,
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St,
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, M t Ulla 704-807-1877 or facebook


Art exhibit opening event at Salisbury Business Center — 5:30 -7:30 pm. Dec 7: Meet the Carolina Artists and see the new exhibit: “Now + There – The Art and Collective Thought of the Carolina Artists.” Wine, beer, light fare. Free, open to the public. 301 S. Main St., www.
The Threads of Time exhibit — Through February.Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St,
Rail Walk Studios & Gal Thursday -Saturday 11-4, 409 N Lee St. or 704-469-2781


Community Travelers bus trip to Christmas Town USA — Dec 15: For details and reservations contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 for d etails. or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.
Salt and Pepper Ramblers — • July 21-28, 2019 Irish Adventure: approx. cost including airfare $3250; $250 upon signing and balance Jan. 30 • 6 days-May 13-18, 2019 Branson, Mo., 5 breakfasts, 5 meals (1 at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner; 1 buffet at Brook Shaw’s Old Country Store), lunch at Lambert’s Cafe, 5 Branson shows. $150 deposit upon registering, final payment due Feb. 28 $450. Call Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

Call for vendors

Brookdale Senior Housing Inaugural vendor fair — 4- 6 pm Dec 4: At 2201 Statesville Blvd. RSVP to or 704- 636-058.
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18, 2019: A “Carolina-style” tribute to the 50th anniversary. Rowan County Fairgrounds. All items must be handmade originals. No downline or multi-level marketing vendors. 10×10) space $150, 10×20 double space $225. Some non-profit space available $100. Register at www.Carolina
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Food — Aug 16-18, 2019: $275. Register at www.CarolinaWoodstock Festival. 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.
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
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,
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.

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