Roundabout: What’s happening Dec. 13-19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 13, 2018


PPT youth present ‘A Christmas Story’ — Through Dec. 15. All the elements from the beloved motion picture on stage. Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471
‘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
The Little Theatre of W-S — • An Old Salem Christmas Carol (Dec 7-22) • Shakespeare in Love (March 8-17) • Man of La Mancha (May 3-12) • Das Barbecü (June 21-30). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857,

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 14: Romancing The Wine with Stephanie. Taste a selection of wines from the romance countries of France and Italy with everyone’s favorite host. $5/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.

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


South Main Book Company — • 6-7:30 p.m. Dec 14: Catawba College;s Dr Gary Freeze on Christmas traditions in the South • 1-2 pm Dec 15: Llama Llama Pajama Party! Get your Llama Llama Pajamas on and come hang out with Mr. Robert of RPL. We ask for all size pajamas, through young adult sizes for donation to Terrie Hess House. . South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788,


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.
Salisbury Symphony hosts Cocktail Cabaret with 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

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,
Turkey Shoot at Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 — Last of the season. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. 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.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 npm Dec 29: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series ‘License by Royality.’ For age 16 and up • Free, open to the public.
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


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 craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly for all ages. Tickets go on sale on Nov 23. Follow social media for discount codes. Learn more at www.CarolinaWood


Winter in Wartime at Fort Dobbs — 9 am-5 pm Dec. 15: a glimpse into the daily lives of French and Indian War soldiers in the winter of 1755 with scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations as well as on-going displays of life in a winter military camp, including open fire cooking. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site (Statesville) offers glimpses into daily lives of French and Indian War soldiers. 704- -873-5882 or
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.


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

Speakers & forums

Zeta informational interest meeting — 7:20-9 pm Dec. 14: Free. RSVP to 704-380-0158 by Dec 11. Zeta Sigma Building, 1315 Short St.


Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center —New exhibit: “Now + There – The Art and Collective Thought of the Carolina Artists.” Free, open to the public. 301 S. Main St., www.
The Threads of Time exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Through February. Free, open to the public. 123 E. Liberty St,


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.
Community travelers trips to Gaffney; Christmas City — • Dec 22: Trip to Christmas City. Cost $30 • Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.
Salt and Pepper Ramblers — • July 21-28, 2019 Irish Adventure: approx. cost including airfare $3250; $250 on signing, balance Jan. 30 • 6 days-May 13-18 Branson, Mo., 5 breakfasts, 5 meals, 5 Branson shows. $150 deposit on registering, final payment due Feb. 28 $450. Call Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

Call for vendors

Carolina Woodstock Festival – Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18, 2019: “Carolina-style” tribute to the 50th anniversary. Rowan County Fairgrounds. All items must be handmade originals. No downline or multi-level marketing vendors. Spaces $150-$225. Register at www.Carolina
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Food — Aug 16-18, 2019: $275. Register at www.CarolinaWoodstock Festival. com

Call for artists/ artisans

2019 Spring into Arts Festival — May 11: Accepting applications for 2019 festival in Downtown Concord. Early-bird deadline Jan. 31, $65 application fee. After January 31, $ or 704-784-4208.

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.
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.


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.

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