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Local arts & entertainment news Jan. 3-9

Astronomical Society of Rowan County
7:30 p.m Jan. 5
Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Info: Ralph Deal at 704-855-1591 or www.astrowan.org

Pray Rowan
10 a.m. Jan. 5
Next Pray Rowan is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Henderson Independent High School, 1215 N Main St.

Learn about the Stonewall Jackson Training School
7 p.m. Jan. 7
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates hosts Carl Miller as he speaks on his experiences and memories of his tenure as director of Stonewall Jackson Training School from 1978-1984.
Carl will address the contributions SJTS made to juvenile justice in Cabarrus County and beyond and address the evolution of juvenile justice in North Carolina.
A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St. Info: Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.

Film screening
6 p.m. Jan. 6
‘I Can Only Imagine’ to be shown at Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road. Refreshments supplied by Student Ministry; donations go toward Student Ministry’s next trip. Info: 704-633-5986.

Tour the Thyatira Presbyterian Church and Museum
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 15
Guided tour of the 19th-century church and museum is only $7, followed by lunch on your own at Massimo’s Artisan Sandwich Shoppe.
RSVP to 704-216-7714. Learn more from Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Salisbury AARP
1 p.m. Jan 3
Speaker Guardian Ad Litem program specialist Mandy Flores plus 2019 officers installed plus a pizza party. Visitors welcome. Held at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7715 or visit www.ruftyholmes.org

‘Confidently Me’
9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 12-13
Helping women age 18 and over spiritually and emotionally plus mentorship available for business or entrepreneur opportunities. Registration is $10 in advance or at the door. Contact presidentministries@gmail.com.
Held at Salisbury civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Horizons Unlimited presents ‘Under One Sky’
6-8 p.m. Jan. 11
Join us as we participate in Under One Sky, celebrating with planetariums and stargazers all over the world. For more information visit www.iau-100.org
The IAU 100th anniversary provides an opportunity to highlight the science, technology and inspiration that astronomy has brought us over the past century. Ewine van Dishoeck – IAU President.
Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See Facebook or www.rss.k12.nc.us

PPT set construction
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan 5
Pitch in and help with set construction for PPT’s upcoming production of “Lunch at the Piccadilly” at the Meroney Theater. Lunch will be provided. No experience is necessary.
Details at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Auditions Jan. 3-4
Lee Street theater plans to present Bekah Brunstetter’s ‘The Cake’ as directed by Kindra Steenerson. Digital and hard copies of the script are available to check out prior to auditions. Performance dates are Feb. 21-March 2 at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Auditions 4 and 5 p.m. Jan. 8-9
Piemont Players youth auditions for Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ consist of 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

Auditions Jan 10-11, 3:45 p.m. students, 6 p.m. adults.
Looking for actors, singers and dancers for Salisbury High School’s ‘That’s Entertainment.’ Auditions held in the SHS auditorium, 500 Lincolnton Road. Showcase is March 23. For information, email hubbardpastoredj@rss.k12.nc.us

Call for artists
CONCORD — The 2019 Spring into Arts Festival is coming May 11 to Downtown Concord; now accepting applications for jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles.
Early-bird deadline is $65 application fee by Jan. 31; afterward the application fee is $85.
Visit www.concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208 to learn more.

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