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Local arts & entertainment news Feb. 14-20


JCPrice Auxiliary hosts Black History Month Blowout
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
JCPrice Post Auxiliary 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, is hosting an African American information event featuring the NAACP, African American Caucus RCDP, Blacks in the Military, Hey Girl Hey, local churches Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, Vineyard Worship Center, St. Luke Baptist, plus poetry and performances by the Dancing Kings and Queens, as well as various vendors.
There will be food, door prizes, raffles and more. For more information call Linda at 704-267-3968.


Genealogical Society of Rowan County to meet
7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 19
Linda Davis, representing local DAR Chapter, will speak on “Daughters of the American Revolution Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter celebrating 120 years.” Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. All are welcome, open to the public.


Catawba’s community reading of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ continues
The weekly readings are at 7 p.m. in the second floor Rendleman Conference Room of the Hedrick Administration Building at Catawba on Tuesdays, continuing Feb. 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. For questions about this year’s reading, Dr. Sinnott may be reached at bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.


Bright Star Theatre production of ‘Heroes of the Underground Railroad’
6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21
Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Innes St., hosts two presentations of “Heroes of the Underground Railroad” in Stanback Auditorium.
The show provides a fundamental historical context while recreating the lives and work of Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker, Frederick Douglass.
Admission is free admission. Recommended for age 8 and up. Sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.
Learn more at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org


Call for vendors — County Fair
The Rowan County Fair is seeking a non profit organization or church or restaurant to rent a permanent food booth at the fair. Fair dates are Sept. the 20-28. Call 704-640-2326 for more information.

Call for volunteers — Spruce up
Hall House Spring Spruce-up — Saturday, Feb. 23: Join other volunteers at the Hall House for a day of spring cleaning. Assist inside the home or on the grounds. Help get this Historic Salisbury Foundation landmark in top shape to open for the season on March 1. Learn more at https://www.historicsalisbury.org/

Call for volunteers — Festival
KANNAPOLIS — The 2019 Jiggy with the Piggy Festival is May 2-4. We need volunteers to help with the BBQ competition, 5K walk/run, arts & craft vendors, concerts, family movie and more. The festival needs more than 200 people to run smoothly. Sign up at www.kannapolisnc.gov/Community/Jiggy-With-the-Piggy.


Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3
CHARLOTTE — Ty Pennington of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” is coming to the 2019 Southern Spring Home and Garden Show. Ty will be appearing on stage on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.
Julia Collin Davison of “America’s Test Kitchen” will be appearing on stage Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.
Held at the The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte.
Learn more at https://charlottespringhomeandgardenshow.com/v

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