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Roundabout: what’s happening March 7-13

Community Calendar

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
Mean Mug Grand Opening & 4th anniversary — Noon-11 pm March 8: New location: 110 N Main St. Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at noon. 20+ music and comedy acts. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
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: Andrew Hodges • 8-10 pm Friday: live music • 8-10 pm Saturday: Colton Sherril • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday: Back Creek Bluegrass Boys • Saturday: The Griggs • 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

The Choir featuring Michael Roe — 6:30 p.m. March 10 — $17. WiredCoffeeEspress, 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. 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
Music at the Vineyard — 6-9 p.m. March 23: Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
The Jeff Little Trio and Catawba College’s Vernaculars — 7:30 p.m. March 30: Tickets $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
• 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.

Theater

Theatre Statesville presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — Three performances left: March 7-9: Mac Gray Auditorium, 474 N Center St. $15. Tickets and times at www.theatrestatesville.com
Final two performances: PPT Youth perform ‘Hamlet’ — 7:30 p.m. March 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
PPT set construction for ‘Mamma Mia’ — 10 am-4 pm Saturday March 16: At the Meroney Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary. Info 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
NHCS Drama Department presents ‘Death and Taxes’ — 7 pm March 15-16. See www.northhillschristian.com
PPT presents ‘Mamma Mia’ — April 4-7: Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Arthur Trace: The Artful Deceiver — 4 and 8 pm April 6: Innovative magic in an artful way. Tickets $10-$30. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street South, Concord cabarrusartscouncil.org
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 — 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

Festivals

NC Trans Tractors & Trains Festival 2019 — 9 am-3:30 pm April 6: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
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, taste some colonial recipes. $5 adult, $3 student. Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. https://www.rowanmuseum.org
Ring in Spring at the Bell Tower — 11 a.m. -2 p.m. April 6: Due to construction this will be held at Gateway Park. Photos with the Easter Bunny, Spring crafts, snacks, family fun.
Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m. April 7: Annual family- friendly celebration with outdoor activities, refreshments, activities, live entertainment plus carriage rides, bubble art, swing bands, music. All activities and refreshments are free and available to the public. 704-638-4459 or Danelle.cutting@salisburync
Touch-A-Truck — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13: Free opportunity for participants of all ages for close-up, hands-on educational experience. Explore a wide variety of vehicles and occupations. Honking horns is encouraged! City Hall, 217 S. Main St., www.salisburync.gov
7th annual RockyFest — April 13 at Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite: Live music, food, arts/crafts vendors, children’s activities, free rock climbing and rappelling sessions, trail races. www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest.
Earth Day Jam — April 19-20. https://earthdayjamnc.com/
Cheerwine Festival — Noon-10 p.m. May 18. 704-638-5294 or cheerwinefestival@salisburync.gov.
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20. www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC
Carolina Bohemian Jam— Aug 16-18: Celebration to commemorate the era of music that would influence generations to come. Tribute bands, local musiciaans, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. Tickets are on sale now. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society 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. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com.

This & That

8th annual PreSkills Masonry Competition — 9 am- noon Friday, March 8 • Awards 1 pm: 30 area students studying masonry display the skills they have been learning and mastering. They will have three hours to construct a brick and block composite project from a blueprint plan they were first given a half hour before the start, which is then judged on its precision and craftsmanship. Held at Lowe’s at 8670 Concord Mills Blvd. Info at 704-376-8524 x6 or Steve@hbaCharlotte.com
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.
Downtown Block Party — 5-9 pm. March 15: Merchants of the 100 block of West Innes Street host live music, food, beverages, door prizes and more.
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
City Nature Challenge — April 26- 29: Find wildlife, take a picture, then share on the Salisbury Parks and Rec Facebook page. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation. Details at www.citynaturechallenge.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 County. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to https://www.facebook.com

Comedy

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 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

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 salisburyrowannewcomers@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 entertainment by the students, and a catered dinner. Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. Reserved seats $50 per person. www.northhillschristian.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society 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.

History

Victorian Hall House weekend tours — 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

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
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
Paint With A Twist — 10:30 am April 18. Very limited seating.

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
Library card design contest for new Cleveland West Branch — Submit entries at any RPL branch by March 25. For artists of all ages and experience levels. One entry per person. Get rules, release forms, design templates at any branch or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

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
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • 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 — • Classes for preschool ages 2-5, parent attendance required • Classes for tweens and teens ages 11-14 • 131 E Innes St ste 303 or 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: National Geographic Explorer Alberto Borges on his exploration, research, and conservation. Center for the Environment at Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, Catawba.edu
Free Advance Care Planning Workshop — 1 pm March 19: Complete Your Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney. Held at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. Presented by Trellis Supportive Care, 704-367-7645 or www.GotP/ans123.org
Cybersecurity program by Dan Swartwood at ESU dinner meeting — 6:30 pm March. 21: English Speaking Union hosts expert on cybersecurity. Dinner and program $32. RSVP by March 18 to 704-216-2660 or gwood@gerrywoodauto.com. First visit does not require membership. See https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
AAUW Women’s History Month Brunch and Fundraiser — 9:30 am March 30: American Association of University Women host guest speaker Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins and Teresa Moore-Mitchell. Proceeds help send two local students to National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in May. Donations welcome. Brunch is 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
‘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.

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

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’ — • An Exhibition of Cultural Narrative, through May 18 • Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
‘The Art of Injury Prevention’ — 2 p.m. March 10: Opening reception. NC Athletic Trainers’ Association and ClearWater Artist Studios present athletic training and sports medicine photographic and illustrated art exhibition through March 29. Free, open to the public. ClearWater Artist Studios, 704-784-9535, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com

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.
7th annual RockyFest — April 13: Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite. Arts/crafts vendors $30, commercial vendors $40, non-profit vendors $10. Electricity additional $10. See www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest
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 10×20 $50, Outside 20×20 $25. 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 Bohemian Jam / Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18: Looking for arts & craft vendors to participate in the Carolina Bohemian Jam – Carolinas’ celebration to commemorate the era of music that would influence generations to come on August 16 – 18, 2019 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Now accepting vendor registration at www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com. All items must be handmade original pieces of work. We will not accept downline or multi-level marketing vendors at this event. Exhibit space (10×10) $150 or Double Space (10×20) $225. Limited amount of non-profit space available – $100.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Food — Aug 16-18: $275. Nonprofit booth, limited availability, $100. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society event — Sept. 20-21: Vendors welcome. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712.

Auditions/call for performers

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

Be part of the largest community barn quilt project — 10 a.m. March. 16: Do not have to be a professional artist; we help you create your square. $45 includes supplies. RSVP to West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mount Ulla or 704-278-2800. Finished quilt will be displayed alongside store.
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
Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute —Deadline April 30: Waterworks juried group exhibition in celebration. No fee to enter. Festival exhibition at Rowan County Fairgrounds Aug. 15-18. Entry requirements at http://waterworks.org/artistopportunities/carolinabohemianjam.html.
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

Help with the Cheerwine Festival — May 18: City of Salisbury seeks volunteer civic and service organizations to volunteer in groups of 10 or more for at least one three-hour period. Call 704-638-5294 or email cheerwinefestival@salisburync.gov
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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In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident

High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game

Local

Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes

Health

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

Local

Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development

Local

Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses

Nation/World

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

Nation/World

Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May

Coronavirus

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

Coronavirus

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

Kannapolis

Kannapolis man dies in moped crash

Crime

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

Local

Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo

Local

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

News

Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan

Local

Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate