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Roundabout: What’s happening Dec. 20-26

Night Life

Songs From The Road Band at The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St — 8 pm Thursday, Dec 27: Doors 7:30 pm. Tickets $10 in advance at City Tavern or $12 DOS. 704-425-4598, www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Gary Parsons band. 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 Dec 21: Third Annual SANTAPALOOZA Jam with host Santa Duke Wicker. Santa hats for all! Bring your favorite instrument and join in the jam. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:30 • 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: Thursday 7:30-9:30 pm: Bryan Christopher and Ricky Thomas • 8-10 pm Friday: Josh Tennery • 8-10 pm Saturday: Live music • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Wednesday, Dec 26: Aleta 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Sunrise Cafe House Band • 6:30 pm Saturday: Gaining Ground • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Steppin’ Out Social Club holiday dance — 9pm-2am Dec 22: Harold B Jarrett American Legion Post. $10 advance/$15 at door, BYOB, light refreshments, music by DJ Peaches. RSVP to 704-232-5201 before Saturday.

Music & more

Tonight: Ed Blankenship at Cauble Creek — 6-9 p.m. Dec 20: Ed Blankenship performing. No cover. Food truck on site, wine bar will be open. Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
The Robertson Boys in concert — 7 p.m. Jan 29: Free bluegrass/folk concert presented by Friends of Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine Concert Series. Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8243, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Coming to Ovens Auditorium —• Derek Hough: Live! Tour, April 5, 2019. Tickets $50-$85 • Prices do not include service charges. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets. Foreigner live at Harrah’s Cherokee —March 23: See Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.

Theater

LSt presents ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ — Jan. 17-19: Fearing that Mandacrest is haunted by a vengeful vampire, Lord Edgar goes on an expedition to Egypt to discover immortality. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, tickets and info at www.leestreet.org or 704- 310-5507.
The Little Theatre of W-S — Through Dec 22: An Old Salem Christmas Carol. 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org
PPT set construction — 10 am-4 pm Saturday, Jan 5 9: for Lunch at the Piccadilly Meroney Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary. Info 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 21: The Best Value Wines of 2018 with Andrew Alley. Taste the top wines that taste much more expensive than they actually cost. $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. Second Tuesdays: $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

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, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Business Expo — 10 am-4 pm Dec 22: Speakers, entertainment, food, mini fashion show, donation Christmas tree. Held at 316 Lake Drive, sponsored by DRJ Trinity Business Group and Great Women & Men United, Inc. Info 70-738-7077 or 704-244-1292. (See Call for Vendors)
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. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
Rowan Wellness Professionals sponsor Health and Wellness fair — 9:30 am-12:30 pm Jan 12: 25 groups represented. Stanback Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St.
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 https://www.facebook.com

Comedy

James Gregory ‘Funniest Man In America’ returns to the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19: The ridiculous, the common and even the simplest events all become hilarious. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, funniestman.com
George Lopez’s The Wall World Tour coming to Ovens Auditorium — Jan. 12, 2019: Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $59.50-$65.50 plus 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 charges. McGlohon Theater, Charlotte. www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000.

Fundraisers

Town of Granite Quarry Food Drive — Through Dec 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. http://www.granitequarrync.gov/
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 www.salisburysymphony.org
14th annual WVAC Oyster Roast fundraiser — Jan. 26: All you can eat & drink, oysters, shrimp, BBQ, beer, wine. Must be 21 to attend. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Tickets at waterworks.org
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 info@faithart.org

Festivals

Carolina Woodstock Festival — Aug 16-18, 2019: 50th anniversary of Woodstock at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Tribute bands, local musicians, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. Follow social media for discount codes. Learn more at www.CarolinaWood stockFestival.com

History

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 https://www.historicsalisbury.org/ or 704-636-0103.

At The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com
Coming in Jan :
• Downton Abby: Seasons: 1, 2, 3 and 4
• Jeff’s Birds
Watch for special happenings on our website:
www.rowanymca.org
With questions call Louise Klaver at 704-636-0111

At RPL

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
• HQ, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228
• East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838
• South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727
Salsa, Chips, & Salsa (HQ) — 3-4 pm Jan 12: Professional dance instruction plus chips & salsa. Stanback Auditorium. RSVP to Abby at 704-216-8248 or info@rowancountync.gov
Monday Night Movie: ‘Smallfoot’ (East) — 5:30 pm Jan 14: In Smallfoot, a Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. 704-216-7842.
Genealogy Workshop: Beginning Genealogy (HQ) — 10 am Jan 19: Introduction to genealogy co-hosted by Genealogical Society of Rowan County and Edith M. Clark History Room of RPL. Free, open to the public. Info Gretchen,704-216-8253.
Winter Tea and Tales (East) — 10:30 am-noon Jan 19: Winter themed tea party for children up to age 10. Come dressed in any winter costume. Prizes awarded. RSVP to Tammie at 704-216-7842.
Fairy Tale Tea Party (HQ) — 11 am-noon Jan 26: Come dressed in your best outfits, enjoy sweet treats fit for royalty.

Classes

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

8-week class at Pottery 101 —Beginning and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $215, for ages 14-adult.
• Tuesdays: 10:30-1 pm Jan 15-March 5 or
• Wednesdays: 6:30-9 pm Jan 16-March 6
101 S. Main St., 704-209-1
Classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 2019 Spring Art class registration for youth and adults, is open. See the entire schedule and register at www.waterworks.org/education/classesandworkshops. 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
PPT youth theater Winter classes — Thursdays 5-7 pm starting Jan 17: Improv and Scene Study, $275. Imaginative story-telling, creating characters, improvisation, problem solving, teamwork. Includes showcase performance open to the public. 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.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
Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversati-onal setting.Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Guitar Classes at R-H — 6-8 week classes Monday afternoons. $40 plus $10 workbook. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 or Bob at 704-640-0279. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
Beginner line dancing — • 1-2 pm Thursdays: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per class • New Beginners only Line Dancing: Noon. $4 per class . Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714
Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversati-onal setting. Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.
Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Intro 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

Art

Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — “Now + There – The Art and Collective Thought of the Carolina Artists.” Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center: The Threads of Time — Through Feb 2. Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org

Trips

Thyatira Presbyterian Church Museum & History — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 15: Guided tour of 19th century church and museum. $7. Lunch on your own at Massimo’s Artisan Sandwich Shoppe. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., RSVP to 704-216-7714.
Community 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

Business Expo — 10 am-4 pm Dec 22: Speakers, entertainment, food, mini fashion show, donation Christmas tree. Held at 316 Lake Drive, sponsored by DRJ Trinity Business Group and Great Women & Men United Inc. For vendor information contact Chariel Dye 70-738-7077 or Shawn Rush 704-244-1292.
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. Pricing info and registration at www.Carolina WoodstockFestival.com
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Food — Aug 16-18, 2019: $275. Register at www.CarolinaWoodstock Festival. com

Auditions/call for performers

PPT youth auditions for Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Jan 8-9: Cold readings from the script. For all ethnic and racial backgrounds age elementary-high school. Show dates Feb 27-March 9. RSVP to 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher S. See role descriptions at www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

Call for artists/ artisans

2019 Spring into Arts Festival — May 11: Accepting applications for 2019 festival in Downtown Concord for jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Early-bird deadline Jan. 31 with a $65 application fee. After Jan 31, the application fee is $85.www.concorddowntown.com 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.
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@horseprotecation.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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