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Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 28-March 6

Community Calendar

Music & more

Jim Avett at the Davis — 7:30 p.m. March 1: Tickets $20. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street South, Concord cabarrusartscouncil.org
Casting Crowns in concert — • 7 p.m. March 2: Tickets $30. The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
Harry Potter Film Concert Series — 8 pm March 8 and 2 pm March 9: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Ticketmaster.com or 2700 E. Independence Blvd. or 800-745-3000.
The Choir featuring Michael Roe — 6:30 p.m. March 10 — $17. Wired Coffee Espress, 459 N Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis www.brownpapertickets.com
Lenten lunch hour Music & Meditation — 12:15-12:45 pm: Mondays, March 11, 18, and 25 • March 11: Music by Davis Brown, piano • March 18: Sacha Witt, trombone • March 25: Rosemary Kinard, flute and Rob Durocher, piano. St. John’s Chapel, 200 West Innes St.
We Banjo 3 at the Davis — 7:30 p.m. March 14: $35. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street South, Concord cabarrusartscouncil.org
Catawba College Winter Wind Ensemble Concert — 7 pm March 19: Keppel Auditorium. Free, open to the public. www. catawba.edu
Maybe April — 7:30 p.m. March 22: Americana indie folk trio based in Nashville. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, Leestreet.org
‘Pure and Noble Spirit’ with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. March 23: $10-$24. Includes pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Prokofiev with pianist Solomon Eichner. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College Campus, 2300 West Innes St., 704-216-1513 www.salisburysymphony.org
Catawba College presents The Vernaculars — 7:30 p.m. March 30: Celebrating legendary artists performed by their talented students. $17.55. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, Leestreet.org
Return of the Depot District Music Fest in Lexington — April 13: Delbert McClinton, Turnpike Troubadours and Sister Hazel headline this event in the revitalized LExington Depot District in the downtown area.
Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019 — April 29-May 4
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash: April 4 at the McGlohon Theater. Tickets start at $20
• Star Wars: A New Hope: April 5-6 at the Belk Theater. George Lucas’s 1977 classic film projected in high definition on a giant screen as the Charlotte Symphony performsJohn Williams’s epic Oscar-winning score live. Tickets start at $29.50
• “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child,” Aug. 10: Award-winning Gospel stage play written and produced by Dr. Mildred Summerville. Tickets start at $49
• Prices do not include service charges. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 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 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

Night Life

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
Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St — • 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays: Not So Open Mic. Showcase your weird talent. Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Doreen Pinkertron, Arms of Mercy• 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. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — TONIGHT: Thursday 7:30-9:30 pm: Austin and Alec • 8-10 pm Friday: Marte Maney • 8-10 pm Saturday: Greg Adams • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — 8 pm Friday: Bryan Toney • 8 pm Saturday- Travis Hill • 6:45-9 pm Sunday: Songwriters Showcase Featuring Don Eidman plus CaLeb Hill, Emily Soward, Noah King, Sue McHugh, Colton Sherrill, Renae Paige. Behind the The Italian Grille, entrance is in the rear. See www.facebook.com/santossgtpeppers/ for hours.
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 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.

Theater

TONIGHT: Theatre Statesville presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — Seven performances only: Feb. 28, March 1-3 and 7-9: Mac Gray Auditorium, 474 N Center St. $15. Tickets and times at www.theatrestatesville.com
LSt presents ‘The Cake — Through March 2: Tickets $22.90. Della makes cakes but when she is asked to make a cake for two fiancées, she has to think for herself. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, Leestreet.org
PPT Youth to perform ‘Hamlet’ — 7:30 p.m. March 1-2, 8-9: One of Shakespeare’s most influential and powerful plays. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com
The Little Theatre of W-S — • March 8-17: Shakespeare in Love • Man of La Mancha (May 3-12) • Das Barbecü (June 21-30). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org
NHCS Drama Department presents ‘Death and Taxes’ — 7 pm March 15-16. See www.northhillschristian.com
Catawba College Blue Masque Theatre — • ‘Into the Woods’ 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, and 2:30 p.m. April 13, Hedrick Little Theatre. • Tickets $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults. Catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wines from the Rhone Valley of France with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person. The next wine tasting will be Friday, April 12. 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
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

Pray Rowan — 10–11 a.m Saturday March 2: At Salisbury High School. A gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrounds in prayer. Contact prayrowan@gmail.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
Political and historical collector show and sale — 9 am-3:30 pm March 2: Dixie Regional historian/collector group. American historical political campaigns, advertising, autographs, sports, WWI, WWII, pop culture items. Free appraisals for political memorabilia. Wyndham Garden Hotel, 415 Swing Road, Greensboro. $3 admission; students free.
Celebrate Barbie’s 60th Birthday with Bradley Justice — 10 a.m. March 9: $50. NC Museum of Dolls, Toys, and Miniatures, 108 4th St, Spencer. Register at 704-762-9359 or www.ncmdtm.com/
Champion Cheer & Dance Wolfpack Championship — 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. March 10: Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord www.eventbrite.com
Duplicate bridge tournaments — March 14-17: Sponsored by Central Carolina Bridge Association Unit 169. Piedmont Triad Non-Life Master Regional and High Point Furniture City Sectional, High Point University Community Center, 921 Eastchester Drive, Ste 1230. Active ACBL membership required. Session fees apply. www.ccbaunit169.org or 336-282-0240.
Bike Night Joy Ride — 8-10 p.m. March 20 and all third Wednesdays: Free. Adult indoor joy ride. Uni, bi, tricycles, walkers, wheelchairs too. Grievous Gallery, 111 W. Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
Wind and Wings: The Science of Flight at the NC Transportation Museum — March 22-23: North Carolina Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
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 County. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to https://www.facebook.com

Comedy

Gufu Gospel Comedy — Doors Open 7 pm March 2: 7th Anniversary A Night Of Joy, Jazz, & Jubilee. $25 at the door. Refreshments served. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S. Info at 657-888-4838. Humor led by the Spirit of God is good for all emotions. www.gufugospelcomedy.com
Improv Charlotte — March 23, April 27, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov.8, Dec. 13: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Chatlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. See http://www.improvcharlotte.com/
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood — May 9: Amy Wilson returns to the Booth Playhouse with comedy writer Margaret Ables, two moms with tons of experience in parenting and in comedy. Tickets start at $24.50 at www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000.
Jeanne Robertson’s Rocking Chair Tour — July 20: At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson, former Miss North Carolina, returns to Charlotte. VIP Dinner Experience available. Tickets start at $24.50. Knight Theater, Charlotte. www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000.

Books

Author’s Symposium: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler — 11 am March 14: 33rd Annual Brady’s Author Symposium in the Robertson Community Center, Catawba College. Combination symposium and Q&A, optional luncheon, free book signing. Tickets and details at 704-637-4393, Catawba.edu

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
March 4 • Noon-4:30 pm
American Red Cross, E.H. Dole Chapter, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd West
March 11 • 9 am-1:30 pm
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave.
March 14 • 11 am-3:30 pm
JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd
March 24 • 12:30-4:30 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church, 185 Concordia Church Road, China Grove
March 25 • 2-6:30 pm
North Hills Christian School
2970 West Innes St.
March 26 • 3-7:30 pm
Hitachi Metals North Carolina, 1 Hitachi Metals Drive, China Grove

Fundraisers

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.
Hot dog/hamburger fund raiser — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday March 2: Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St. Kannapolis.
Humane Society of Rowan County spaghetti dinner fundraiser — Lunch and supper; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 8: Rhyne Building at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. $8 adults, $4 children under 12. Spaghetti (meat or meatless), salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea. Dine in or carry out. Delivery for of 5 or more to the same work address, beverage NOT included. Call 704-636-5700 or FAX 704-633-5832 by March 7. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Rowan County.
Kiwanis Pancake Festival
— 5-8 p.m. March 8 / 7:30-10:30 am March 9: $5. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Salisbury. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. www.facebook.com/events/Salisbury-Kiwanis-Club
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
Gala of Lights, Celebrating 25 Years — 7 pm March 9: $125. Food, live and silent auctions, $10,000 raffle prize, dancing with Too Much Sylvia. Benefits NorthEast Foundation. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4715 NC Highway 49 N, Concord 704-920-3976, www.givenortheastfoundation.org
Fundraiser children’s consignment event — 9 am-1 pm and 6-8pm March 15 / 8-11 am March 16: Forest Hill UMC, 50 Elm Ave off 250 Union St North, Concord.
‘Taste of Abundance’ fundraiser features local fare — Monday, March 18: “Taste of Abundance” at Trinity Living Center, 1416-A South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Tickets include samples of many different soups and a beer and wine tasting; OR buy a ticket that also includes a beautiful hand-thrown pottery bowl.Learn more from Jessica Swanson, 704-637-3940.
Salisbury Rowan Newcomers’ Club Game and Card party— Noon-4 pm March 26: All proceeds benefit Food for Thought. Salisbury Civic Center , 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. South. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Tickets $10, finger foods and beverages included. Also a raffle and silent auction. For tickets email salisburyrowan newcomers@gmail.com
AAUW Women’s History Month brunch and fundraiser — 9:30 am March 30: American Association of University Women host guest Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins on ‘Building Community with Technology’ and guest artist soprano Teresa Moore-Mitchell. Proceeds help send two local students to National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in May. Donations welcome. Open to the public. Meet at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. $12/pp. RSVP by March 23 to Eileen Hanson-Kelly, 704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net. Info: Dr. Carol Cody, president, carolcody@fibrant.com
10th annual Bloom in Wonder — 6:30 pm March 30: Salisbury Academy’s fundraiser at the NC Transportation Museum. Cocktails, dinner, live auction, music, dancing. Purchase tickets at tbaird@salisburyacademy.org.
‘A Taste of the Islands’ NHCS annual fundraiser — April 4: silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m. plus ntertainment by the students, and a catered dinner. Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. Reserved seats $50 per person. www.northhillschristian.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events with free admission. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com.

History

Rise Above: America’s Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen— Feb. 27-March 1: At the NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Boulevard, Spencer 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Victorian Hall House tours open March 2 — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St, 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours
Rowan History Club — 7-8 p.m. March 12: Free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
John Knox Chapter of the DAR — 10:30 am March 9: Daughters of the American Revolution. Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St. for women interested in history and genealogy. Carol Salisbury 704-855-7510.
Annual Colonial Spring Frolic — 10 am – 4 pm April 6: ring in spring the 18th century way at the Old Stone House. Dye Easter Eggs with colonial dyes, play games, dance, and enjoy tasting some colonial recipes. $5 adult, $3 student. Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. https://www.rowanmuseum.org
KHA Kannapolis History Associates presents — 7 p.m. Monday March 4: Christie Reale on “Cannon Memorial Library, Kannapolis Branch.” A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.

At The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Please sign up at 704-636-0111 or www.rowanymca.org
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com
Downton Abbey Series, 1:30 pm. Fridays
Pat Cohen Singing the Blues, 1:30 pm March 6
Health Care Power of Attorney, 1:30 pm March 12. Notary available.
Live Show with Jonathan Elliott, 1:30 pm March 19: Best Songs of Broadway from Golden Days of Theatre Showstoppers. $5 per person
Spring Fling Craft Fair, 8 am-1 pm March 20. Vendors welcome to sign up. Open to the public.
Novant Presents, 1:30 pm March 21: The Importance of Weight Training for Active Older Adults.
Lunch & Learn, Noon March 27: Covered dish. Memory games for the brain.
Trips
Southern Spring Show — 9 am March 1: Limited space.
Paint With A Twist — 10:30 am April 18. Very limited seating.

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
Trip to Southern Spring Home & Garden Show — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 1: $45. Lunch on your own at Lupie’s Cafe.
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. March 7: “How to Make Good Memories” by Beverly Sauder from Westlawn Memorial Park. Crock-pot/covered dish lunch. Have dishes ready to serve at 12:45 pm.

Classes

St. John’s Lutheran Senior Academy — 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays: For 60+ adults desiring bible study and continuing education. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431 stjohns-salisbury.org
New Beginners Line Dance — Noon Thursdays Beginning March 7 (due to renovations at Rufty Holmes) at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per class . Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714
Let’s Learn Guitar Together — 3:30 pm Monday, March 4: 8-week Beginner Guitar class begins. $40 plus $10 workbook. Bring your own guitar. For adults over 50. Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714 or Bob, 704-640-0279. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
Laughter Yoga — 2-3:30 pm. March 3: Laugh away stress. No experience or yoga mat needed. $20. SoFul Yoga, 1024 South Fulton St., entrance on Ridge Avenue. Register at www.SoFulYoga.com/events-workshops
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • Adult: Color Theory with Phyllis Steimel; six Tuesdays starting March 5. 6:30-9 pm. $150/$120 members.
• Adult ARTpops: Single Thursday evening classes: $50/$40 members
23 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882. Details at http://www.waterworks.org/education/artpops.html
Yoga for youth — • Preschool ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays. Parent attendance required • Tweens and teens ages 11-14, 2 pm second and fourth Saturdays • 131 E Innes St ste 303, www.stillpointhealingarts.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

Speakers & forums

UnAltered Tour — 7-9 p.m. March 9: Special parents session at 7 pm. Nationally touring, one-night conference that dives into God’s design for speech, conduct, love, faith and purity adopted from 1 Timothy 4:12. Free but register to reserve seats. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.unalteredtour.com
Marsabit: Kenya’s Hidden Treasure— 6:30-8 p.m. March 14: Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, Catawba.edu
Catawba hosts community — 7 p.m. Tuesdays 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.
‘Dementia With Love’ — 9 am-1 pm April 6: Learn the positive approach to dementia care. First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St, $25 per person. Sign up at www.dementiawithlove.com or https://dementiawithlove.eventbrite.com or 704-636-3121. Led by Crystal Dickerson, www.dementiawithlove.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

TODAY: Holy Botany: Plants of the Bible — 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 28: Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, 800-228-2922, catawba.edu
Southern Spring Home + Garden Show — March 1-3: Featuring Ty Pennington of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” on stage on Feb 23 at 11 am • Julia Collin Davison of “America’s Test Kitchen” on stage March 1-2. Held at The Park Expo and Conference Center Charlotte. Details at charlottespring homeandgardenshow.com/
We Dig Salisbury — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2: Enjoy brunch, local nature/educational booths, activities, tree give-a-ways, planting to beautify West Innes Street. Lot between Wells Fargo and Moose Pharmacy, 1354 West Innes St, 704-638-5235-

Film

21st RiverRun International Film Festival to take place in April — April 4-14: Featuring approximately 160 screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in two categories: Documentary Short and Animated Short. The 2019 lineup will be announced March 12 at riverrunfilm.com

Festivals

Annual Colonial Spring Frolic — 10 am – 4 pm April 6: ring in spring the 18th century way at the Old Stone House. Dye Easter Eggs with colonial dyes, play games, dance, and enjoy tasting some colonial recipes. $5 adult, $3 student. Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. https://www.rowanmuseum.org
Earth Day Jam 2019 — April 19-20. https://earthdayjamnc.com/
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20. www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC
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
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: . Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Art

Art on Tap’s Downtown Disco in Concord — 7-10 p.m. March 8 — $20. Details at Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, Concord www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery presents Winter Group Exhibit — On view through March 30: 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. Free parking. www.railwalkgallery.com, 704-469-2781or info@railwalkgallery.com
Art exhibit and opening reception at Salisbury Business Center — Exhibit through April 26: ‘Through the Eyes of the City’ featuring photography and digital art by local artist Duane DuVall. Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
WVAC exhibition ‘Unity Through Art’ — • Celebrating Young Artists: Exhibition of student artwork by Rowan County and Salisbury, Independent/Home Schools, K-12 grades, showing through March 2 • An Exhibition of Cultural Narrative, through May 18 • Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Original print exhibition at Fine Frame Gallery — 3-6 pm March 2: Featuring The Holtzman Collection. Printmaking demo/commentary with Jesse Hinson, BFA at 4:30 pm. Light snacks and refreshments. free and open to the public. 704-647-0340, 105 S Main St.

Trips

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino — March 8: Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 pm Friday; return 8 am Saturday. $40 (non refundable) with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Valid ID required. Call 704-232-5201 to pay.
New York City trip with Davie County Senior Services — May 20-23: Tour of NBC Studios, Top of the Rock, China Town, Little Italy, harbor cruise, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, “Pretty Woman The Musical.” Accommodations at Hampton Inn, Newark Airport. Depost $50 by March 15. For details call Mike Garner, trip leader, 336-407-8151 or email mgarner@daviecountync.gov
Deadline Todsay: 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, 5 Branson shows. $150 deposit upon registering, final payment due Feb. 28 $450. Call Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

Call for vendors

Rowan County Fair is seeking — a non profit organization or church or restaurant to rent a permanent food booth at the fair. Fair dates: Sept 20-28.Call 704-640-2326 for more information.
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors welcome. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712.
Fundraiser consignment event — Volunteer 10 hours and shop early. All profits go to missions. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord.foresthillsale@gmail.com. Drop off March 10- 11. Public sale March 15-16.
Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — Festival date May 11, deadline May 7: Gold Hill Merchants’ Association invites artists, craft persons, service providers to participate. Space fee is $30. All items should be hand-made, applications are subject to approval. Apply at www.goldhillnc.com; submit questions to goldhill merchantsassociation @gmail.com
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. Handmade originals only. Register at www.Carolina WoodstockFestival.com
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Food — Aug 16-18: $275. Register at www.CarolinaWoodstock Festival. com

Auditions/call for performers

LSt to present ‘Blood Done Sign My Name’— March 3-4: Characters – Multiple roles will be utilized. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507. For more information go to www.LeeStreet.org/auditions/
St. Thomas Players and Lee Street theatre to present ‘Shiloh Rules’ — 7 pm April 22-23: Written by Doris Baizley, directed by David Pulliam. Auditions are cold readings from the script at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. Performance dates June 13-22. Info at 704-798-8474 or david@davidpulliam.com kathy@mkpulliam.com or 704-798-8473.
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

RiverRun Film Festival — April 4–14: More than 150 screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Help with ushering, selling and taking tickets, serving at parties, office work, promotional work in advance of the festival and hospitality services.See riverrunfilm.com and click on “get involved.” Questions? Email jane@riverrunfilm.com
CFA announces ‘Never Silent’ — Deadline May 6, opening reception June 2: In conjunction with Salisbury Pride, exhibit coincides with 50th anniversary of Stonewell Uprising in New York City. Send digital submissions to Shane Manier atshanemanierart@gmail.com. CFA , 207 W. Harrison St., ww.FaithArt.org
Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — Festival date May 11, deadline May 7: Gold Hill Merchants’ Association welcomes artists, craft persons, service providers. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made, applications are subject to approval. Apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Questions? goldhill merchantsassociation@gmail.com
Spring into Arts Festival — May 11: Accepting applications for 2019 festival in Downtown Concord for jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Application fee $85.www.concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.

Call for volunteers

The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. Volunteers welcome. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team pickup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933.
Help Jiggy with the Piggy — May 2-4: Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. Help with BBQ competition, 5K walk/run, arts & craft vendors, concerts, family movie,more. The festival needs over 200 people.Sign up today at www.kannapolisnc.gov/Community/Jiggy-With-the-Piggy
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
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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