Local arts & entertainment news March 7-13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Final two performances: PPT Youth perform ‘Hamlet’
7:30 p.m. March 8-9: The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

Marsabit: Kenya’s Hidden Treasure
6:30-8 p.m. March 14
Alberto Borges will discuss his exploration, research, and conservation of Kenya’s remote North in his presentation ntitled “Marsabit: Kenya’s Hidden Treasure.”
Borges is a National Geographic Explorer, the founder of The Explorer’s Club of Kenya, a TED speaker, and a junior at Catawba College pursuing a degree in Environment and Sustainability with a minor in Biology.
There is no charge for this event but registration is required at centerforenv@catawba.edu or 704-637-4791
Center for the Environment at Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, www.centerfortheenvironment.org/

Tommy Tomlinson to speak at funbdraiser
6 p.m. May 9
CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, announces that Tommy Tomlinson will be the host and speaker at its upcoming fundraiser, Colonial Gem, on May 9.
Tomlinson is an acclaimed author, journalist, Pulitzer prize finalist, and the host of WFAE’s podcast Southbound. An institution in Charlotte as iconic as the museum itself, Tommy has been part of the Charlotte community for more than 23 years.
Ticket information is available at http://charlottemuseum.org/

New York City trip with Davie County Senior Services
May 20-23 • RSVP by March 15
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

Billy Graham Library Tour
9 a.m. March 26 • RSVP by March 16
Sponsored by St. John’s Seniors, nonmembers welcome. Leave St. John’s by bus 9 a.m., return 2 p.m. Free tour of Graham Family Homeplace, Billy Graham’s personal book collection, Ruth’s Attic, Graham Brothers Dairy Bar (Dutch treat lunch), Memorial Prayer Garden beside Billy and Ruth’s gravesite.
Cost: $5 each for fuel.
To register call 704-633-3431 or email diane@stjohns-salisbury.org

Lunch and Learn at St. John’s
Noon-1 p.m. March 12 • RSVP by Friday
Dr. Pamela L. Thompson, MBA, PHD, associate professor in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business will speak about her shark research and developing a recommender system for shark presence along East Coast Beaches.
Free. Bring your lunch or sign up for a fee based box lunch by March 8 at www.stjohns-salisbury.org

‘Taste of Abundance’ fundraiser
5:30-7:30 p.m. March 18
Trinity Living Cente’s “Taste of Abundance” is at the center, 1416-A South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Participants sample soup, bread, and sweet treats, as well as beer and wine. A ticket including a soup bowl handmade by Cheryl Goins of Pottery 101 is $30. A ticket without the bowl is $20. Call 704-637-3940.

Call For Vendors
2019 Cheerwine Festival seeks volunteer groups
The City of Salisbury is seeking volunteer groups to assist with the daylong festivities. Civic and service organizations are encouraged to volunteer in groups of 10 people or more on Saturday, May 18, for at least one three-hour period.
Duties will include vendor load-in assistance, managing parking lots, serving in the information booths and serving as a Cheerwine Festival street ambassador.
For more information, call 704-638-5294 or visit cheerwinefestival@salisburync.gov

Food, arts & crafts at RockyFest
HIDDENITE — The 7th annual RockyFest is April 13 at Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite. Vendor applications are currently being accepted online.
Arts/crafts vendor spots are $30, commercial vendors are $40, and non-profit vendors are $10 for a 10’x10’ space. Electricity is an additional $10 fee.
See https://rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest-vendor-application/

Carolina Bohemian Jam / Arts & Crafts
Aug. 16-18: Participate in the Carolina Bohemian Jam – Carolinas’ celebration to commemorate the era of music that would influence generations to come at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Now accepting vendor registration at www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com. All items must be handmade original pieces of work; no downline or multi-level marketing vendors. Exhibit space (10×10) $150 or double space (10×20) $225. Limited amount of non-profit space available at $100.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Food
Aug. 16-18: $275. Nonprofit booth, limited availability, $100. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com

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