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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 17-23

Night Life

Benefit concert for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital with a chance to win a new dirt bike at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 730 p.m. Saturday: Spellbinder, Defenders of The Cross and Bryan Walser. Benefit concert for the Shriners Children’s Hospital. We’ll be raffling off a new dirt bike. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
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
MS Society charity night Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — TONIGHT: Thursday 7:30-9:30 pm: Bryan Christopher and Ricky Thomas • 8-10 pm Friday: Eli Yacinthe • 8-10 pm Saturday: Greg Adams • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic • 7-9 pm Wednesday Jan 23: Mitch Hayes playing for the national MS Society charity event • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm • Friday: Southern X Press • Saturday: Tri-County Grass • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Relaunch of Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St — 5-8 pm Jan. 20: Grand re-opening. Live music, artist showcase, refreshments. In lieu of admission price, $5 donation to support the bands will be accepted. 980-330-1278 or Facebook • 8-11 p.m. Feb. 16: 80’s Prom. Tickets and info at grievous-gallery.ticketleap.com.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —• 7:30 pm Monday, Musical Bingo • 8 pm Tuesday, General Trivia • 9 pm Wednesday, Karaoke • 9 pm Friday Deejay T-Nice • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Music & more

Curtis Hyler & Jubilation in Concert — 6 pm Jan 19: At CrossLife Church, 215 5th St., Spencer, www.facebook.com/events/ 1605611 286252397/
‘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
Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long return — 7 pm Jan 26: In concert at James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnett St., Troy. Sponsored annually by the West Montgomery Lions Club. Reserve seating $20; general admission $15. Tickets and info at 704-985-6987.
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/
Hickory Music Factory Tribute Concert — 2 pm Jan 26: Tributes to choral director and composer Jim Williams, late blues singer Pop Ferguson, drummer and educator Rick Dilling. At Drendel Auditorium, Salt Block, Hickory. Tickets $10, $5 for ages 18 and under at hickorymusicfactory.com or at the door.
‘Salisbury Symphony Red Carpet Event’ — Noon-4 pm Jan 27: Be photographed against professional “Grammy Award” style Hollywood red carpet background, Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St. just prior to the “STARS” Family Concert. Free, open to the public (donations accepted). For all ages; concert attendance not required. Bring your own camera or smartphone. Volunteers available to snap your picture. Info at 704- 216-1513 or www.salisburysymphony.org
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 pm Feb. 1: Featuring Salisbury’s own Graham Carlton, Tripp Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, Matthew Weaver. $22.90. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507
DaBaby Next to Blow concert — 8 pm Feb. 1: Rowan County Fair, 1560 Julian Road. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com
Tom Eure plays the Shady Grove Concert Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. Feb. 16: $20. 7480 Lexford Ct., Concord www.brownpapertickets.com
Second performance added to Harry Potter Film Concert Series — 2 pm March 9: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Also 8 pm March 8. Tickets at Ticketmaster.com or box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. or 800-745-3000.
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’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-19 and 24-26: 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.
PPT presents ‘Lunch At The Piccadilly’ — Jan. 31-Feb. 9: New musical comedy by Clyde Edgerton and Mike Craver. Meroney Theater, 213 South Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Lexington Live’s debut production — Feb. 8-10: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday: “The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee.” Edward C. Smith Civic Center, Lexington. smithciviccenter.org or 336-249-7875
The Little Theatre of W-S — • Shakespeare in Love (March 8-17) • 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 —  5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 18: Wines of South America with Andrew Alley. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.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

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
Livingstone College’s inaugural Soul Food Sunday Celebration Top Chef Competition — 1:40 -4 p.m. Feb. 3: In honor of Livingstone College’s 140 years, the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Mgmt, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South, will award four scholarships; one for the winner of each category for themselves or a designee. Learn more at Livingstone.edu
Annual Salisbury Father Daughter Dance — 6-9 p.m. Feb 2: Food, games, photos, door prizes. $10 per ticket. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance at any Salisbury recreation facility. Held at Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Annual Kannapolis Daddy/Daughter Dance — 6 p.m. Feb. 9: Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall. $40 per couple includes refreshments, crafts, activities, dancing, entertainment, 5×7 photo keepsake. Tickets must be purchased in advance at 704-920-4343 or visit kannapolisnc.gov
Wine & Dine Valentine’s Train — Feb. 9-10: At the NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer, reservations at www.nctrans.org
Annual Night at the Museums — Feb 16: Rowan Museum and NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures> Details and reservatiosn at www.ncmdtm.com/ or www.rowanmuseum.org
Mid-Carolinas Model car Swap Meet — Feb 16, 9 a.m. until: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 MLK Ave. Admission $5, under age 10 free. 62 tables of plastic models, die-casts and more. Not a contest. No alcohol.Presented by Mid-Carolinas Modelers of Salisbury. Info Allen Hilton, 704-213-3979 or Civic Center 704-638-5275.
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
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.

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
• 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Genesis Healthcare, 710 Julian Road.
• Noon-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 N.C.. 52.
• 1-5:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Bethel Lutheran Church-Salisbury, 355 East Ridge Road.
• 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 24, Stallings Memorial Baptist-Salisbury, 817 S. Main St.
• 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 24, Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab, 820 Klumac Road.
• 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive.
Rockwell
• 1-5:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Rockwell Amvets, 427 Link St.
• 2-6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road.

Fundraisers

Benefit concert for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital with a chance to win a new dirt bike at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 730 p.m. Saturday: Spellbinder, Defenders of The Cross and Bryan Walser. Benefit concert for the Shriners Children’s Hospital. We’ll be raffling off a new dirt bike. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
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. In lieu of an admission price, donations to Beacon Hall will be gratefully accepted.$10 donation appreciated for concert; $35 for workshop. Info 704-754-3913
3rd annual Treasure Feamster Scholarship Fundraiser — 3 pm Jan. 26: “To Be The Best We Must Invest.” Dinner, entertainment, fashion show featuring casual wear, Sunday best, formal and African attire. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. In lieu of admission price, donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children over age 3 are requested. Info: call an IMF Scholarship Committee member at 704-639-1894, 704-433-3277, 704-431-6520.
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
26th Annual Four Seasons Dinner Theater — 6 pm Feb. 9: Held at the Salisbury Civic Center. Sponsored by Southern City Church, hosting good food and entertainment. Tickets $20 at 704-870-8531; leave a message.
Scottssing presents The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner — 6:30 pm Feb 23: Concert at Gold Hill First Baptist Churc. Love offering benefits the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Learn more at www.scottssing.com or call 704-239-6134.
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
Semi-annual BBQ at The Arbor UMC — March 2 from 10-7 or until sold out: Pit cooked BBQ and chicken dinners. BBQ also by the pound and whole chickens. Home-made desserts. Eat in or carry out. 5545 Woodleaf Road.
10th annual Bloom gala — 6:30pm March 30: Salisbury Academy’s fundraiser at the NC Transportation Museum. Cocktails, dinner, live auction, music, dancing. Purchase tickets at tbaird@salisburyacademy.org.

Festivals

Carolina Woodstock Festival — Aug 16-18 : 50th anniversary of Woodstock at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Tribute bands, local musiciaans, 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 : 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. Sign up at 704-636-0111 or www.rowanymca.org
• Grief support — Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com
• Jeff’s Birds — 1:30 pm Jan. 10. S
• Downton Abbey Series — 1:30 pm. Fridays
• Lunch & Learn — Noon Jan. 23: Swallowing issues. Covered Dish.

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
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.

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
• 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
‘Tea and Jive like it’s 1945’ — 1-3 pm Feb 16: American Girl’s Molly event at the Spencer Woman’ Club, 100 Third St. Spencer. $15 per adult/$10 per junior. Door prizes, snacks, programs, souvenirs, museum tour, drawing for original AG dolls. Presented by Cheryl Phillips. Hosted by NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 Fourth St, 1 block from Woman’s Club. RSVP by Feb 12 to 704- 762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/
Male China Doll Workshop — 10 am-4 pm Feb 23: $75. Workshop includes door prizes, lunch, museum tour. Led by award-winning doll artist Kristine Fisher. RSVP by Feb 10 to NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/
New Beginners Line Dance — Noon Thursdays Beginning Feb. 21 at: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per class . Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Register now for these art classes at www.waterworks.org/education/classesandworkshops.html
• Fundamentals of Drawing with Ray Moose; three Thursdays starting Feb. 14. 6:30-9 pm. $95/$80 members.
• Hand & Wheel Pottery with Brent Smith; six Tuesdays starting Feb. 26. 6:30-9 pm. $190/$160 members.
• Color Theory with Phyllis Steimel; six Tuesdays starting March 5. 6:30-9 pm. $150/$120 members.
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.
Yoga for Warriors at SoFul Yoga —2-4 p.m. Jan. 19: Alternative therapy for people with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and anxiety . Register at www.SoFulYoga.com or Facebook. 1024 S Fulton St.
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

MLK Celebration Program — 1-2 p.m. Jan. 18: Free. VA Bldg. 6 Social Room. Salisbury VA Medical Center, 1601 Brenner Ave.
2019 MLK Unity Prayer Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Jan. 19: Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St Kannapolis www.eventbrite.com
Jim Lutzweiler on ‘The Roots of Billy Graham’ — 2 pm Jan 26: Lutzweiler has been archivist and rare book collector at Southeastern Theological Seminary and history professor at Guilford Community College. Friends of the Library annual meeting, free. Cabarrus County Public Library, 27 Union St North.
Catawba hosts community reading of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ — 7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12: Weekly community readings, second floor Rendleman Conference Room, Catawba’s Hedrick Administration Building. Led by retired Shakespeare professor Dr. Bethany Sinnott. Info: bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.
26th Annual Black History Breakfast — 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 8: $7. Magic of Motown & influence of music culture. Fran Walker and band performs live. RSVP to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714.
Vet Girls Rock Meet and Greet — 4-7:30 pm Feb 20: Active Veterans With Answers meet and greet for women veterans. Thelma’s Down Home Cooking 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd, W. 704-859-1059 or pneely@activevets withanswers.org or activeveterans withanswers.org
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

15th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan 25-27: Trends and ideas to update and enhance your home; favorites return, plenty of new exhibitors, nationally known experts. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com or www.charlottehome andlandscapeshow.com

Art

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery presents Winter Group Exhibit — On view through Feb 23: Works of art by the artists of Rail Walk Studios and Gallery. Viewing of exhibit and artists’ studios free and open to the public. Thursdays-Saturdays 11 am-4 pm. 409-13 N Lee St. Plenty of free parking. www.railwalkgallery.com, 704-469-2781or info@railwalkgallery.com
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
Final month for Threads of Time exhibit at WVAC — Through Feb 2: Featuring Stephanie J. Woods, Bednotes; Barry L. Moore, The Mill Kids; And Elaine Fleck, Interwoven. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Center for Fatih & the Arts helps celebrate 49 Days of Gratitude —Recognizing the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the NC Merci boxcar from France. Monthly themes:
• January – Begin Anew
• February – Attend to the Heart
• March – Compassionate Service
• April – Mercy and Atonement
• May – The Gift of Grace
• June – the Power of Equanimity
• July – Embracing Nature
• August – Cultivating Peace
• September – Opening to Guidance and Wisdom
• October – Letting Be and Letting Go
• November – Grateful Seeing
• December – The Mystic Heart
Free; donations welcome. CFA Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

Trips

Community Salt and Pepper Ramblers — • July 21-28 Irish Adventure: approx. cost including airfare $3250; $250 upon signing and balance Jan. 30 • 6 days May 13-18 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 chefs

Livingstone College’s inaugural Soul Food Sunday Celebration Top Chef Competition — Register through Jan 28. Event date 1:40 -4 p.m. Feb. 3: In honor of Livingstone College’s 140 years, School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Mgmt, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South, will award four scholarships for themselves or a designee, one for the winner of each category: breads & rolls; meats, stews, soups; side dishes; desserts Learn more at Livingstone.edu

Call for vendors

Fairground Flea Market — Rowan County Fairgrounds March 9-10: Inside (heat and air) spots 10×20 $50, Outside 20×20 $25. For more information call Randall Barger 704-640-2326 to reserve your spots.
Kannapolis’ 38th Jiggy with the Piggy — May 3-4: Registration is now open for vendors. Limit 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. On-line registration is required at kannapolisnc.gov/JiggyWithThePiggy.
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18: Carolina-style tribute to the 50th anniversary. Rowan County Fairgrounds. All items must be handmade originals. No downline or multi-level marketing. Register at www.Carolina WoodstockFestival.com
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Food — Aug 16-18: $275. Register at www.CarolinaWoodstock Festival. com

Auditions/call for performers

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 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.
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@horseprotection.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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