Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 3-9
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: Brad Rattledge • 8-10 pm Friday: Marte Maney • 8-10 pm Saturday: Jason Leake • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm WednesdayJan 9 : Aleta • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Nu Hi Way • 6:30 pm Saturday: David Leatherman And Stone County • 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
Rescheduled: ‘Light of the World’ St. John’s Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert — 4 pm Jan. 6: With solos, duets, vocal ensembles, instrumentalists, St. John’s handbell ensemble. Freewill offering benefits Meals on Wheels. 200 W. Innes St.
On Stage at The Davis —• Rhonda Vincent: 4 and 8 pm Saturday, Jan 19. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
‘A Busy Bee’ for kids at The Davis Theatre — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 26: A musical storytelling performance presented by Opera Carolina for children age 4-12. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse, Concord. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Barber-Scotia College Homecoming Dance with Kid Cypher — 9 p.m. Jan. 25; Barber Scotia College (Lionel H. Newsom Gymnasium), 145 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord. www.eventbrite.com
School of Rock Cornelius Presents: One Hit Wonders — 1-4 p.m.Jan. 26: Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St , Mooresville, www.cmccmooresville.com/
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Stars’ — 4 p.m. Jan. 27: Family concert featuring All County 5th Grade Honors Chorus and selected area high school student musicians. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. $5-$19. 704-216-1513, www.salisburysymphony.org
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
LSt presents Classic Country Concert — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 -2: Favorite country songs live at Lee Street. $22.90. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507
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. Ovens Auditorium, The Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
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.
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
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 — • 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, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org
Catawba College Blue Masque Theatre — • ‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-16, Florence Busby Corriher Theatre • Tickets $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults. edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — No tasting this week; events resume Jan. 11. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, email@example.com
Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m Feb. 1: Downtown Salisbury’s annual wine tasting event. Tickets include souvenir wine glass, wrist band, tasting pass. Ticket holders visit participating shops and restaurants to sip and sample a variety of 20+ wines from around Rowan County and beyond. See https://www.visitsalisburync.com/event/wine-about-winter/5505/
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
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.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/
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
This & That
Astronomical Society of Rowan County monthly meeting — 7:30 p.m Saturday, Jan. 5 at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Info: Ralph Deal at 704-855-1591 or www.astrowan.org
Horizons Unlimited presents ‘Under One Sky’ — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11: Celebrating with planetariums and stargazers all over the world. See https://www.iau-100.org. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See Facebook or www.rss.k12.nc.us/index.php
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.
Ring of Honor Wrestling at the Cabarrus Arena — 7 p.m. Jan. 13: Tickets $30. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
Japanese Smart Doll presented by the Carolina Smart Doll Club — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 19: Designed by Danny Choo, the 1/3 scale (60 cm or 2 feet tall) Smart Doll encompasses Japanese culture. $3-$5. NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St, Spencer 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.com
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
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: 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.
Santos book signing event — 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6: Next door to Santos in the lobby of the Norvell Theater. Light refreshments. Limited collector’s edition, $30 cash or check. Proceeds benefit Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation for Infants and Children and Piedmont Players Theatre Youth Productions
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
Scott Ainslie Concert, Workshop — Legendary guitarist Scott Ainslie • Concert 7:30-9:30 pm Jan 25 at Salisbury High School auditorium • Workshop 10 am-noon Jan 26 at Beacon Hall Warehouse, 121 Ridge Ave. $10 donation appreciated for concert; $35 for workshop. Info 704-754-3913
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Kannapolis History Associates present Carl Miller on the Stonewall Jackson Training School — 7 p.m. Monday Jan 7: A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
Annual Rowan History 13-week course— 7-8:30 Thursdays Feb 7-May 9, 2019: Offered by Historic Salisbury Foundation. 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. Sign up at 704-636-0111 or www.rowanymca.org
• Grief support — Wednesdays 9:30 am, email@example.com
• Jeff’s Birds — 1:30 pm Jan. 10. S
• Downtown Abby Series — 1:30 pm. Fridays starting Jan. 11
• Lunch & Learn — Noon Jan. 23: Swallowing issues. Covered Dish.
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Jan 3: Guardian Ad Litem program specialist Mandy Flores; 2019 officers installed plus pizza party.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Resume Clinic (HQ) — 6-7 p.m. Jan. 22: 201 W Fisher St.
Fairy Tale Tea Party (HQ) — 11 am-noon Jan 26: Come dressed in your best outfits, enjoy sweet treats fit for royalty.
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
• 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. 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
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.
Tai chi series at SoFul Yoga — 4:15 pm Mondays: Eight classes suitable for beginners, Jan 7-Feb 25. Cost is $90. Register online at www.schdulebliss.com/sofulyoga. • SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St.
St. John’s Lutheran Senior Academy — 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 22, 29: For 60+ adults desiring bible study and continuing education. Features history post WWII and local Gratitude Train Celebration. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431, stjohns-salisbury.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
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
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
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
Speakers & forums
Chamber Annual Gala ‘The Greatest Show’ — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 10: $50-$85. West End Plaza Event Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W, business.rowanchamber.com
Confidently Me — 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 12-13: Helping women age 18 and over spiritually, emotionally plus mentorship for business or entrepreneur opportunities. Advance registration $10 or at the dioor. contact email@example.com. held at Salisbury civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
2019 MLK Unity Prayer Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Jan. 19: Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St Kannapolis www.eventbrite.com
S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.
Home & Garden
Garden Party Saturday — Begins 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 5: For January, garden planning, seed exchange. 704-216-7731 Rowan South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove (704) 216-7727
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — “Now + There – The Art and Collective Thought of the Carolina Artists.” Free, open to the public, 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
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
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
LSt to present ‘The Cake’ by Bekah Brunstetter — Jan 3-4: Directed by Kindra Steenerson. Digital and hard copies of the script available. Performance dates Feb. 21-23 and Feb 28-March 2. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
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
Salisbury High School’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ — Jan 10-11, 3:45 pm for students, 6 pm for adults.Looking for actors, singers, dancers. Auditions in SHS auditorium,. Showcase is March 23. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail email@example.com
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 application Jan. 31 $65; after Jan 31, $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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com