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Roundabout: What’s happening March 28-April 3

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 Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — 7-11 pm Friday: Open Mic Night Jam with host Ed Blankenship. All kinds of performers welcome. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 6-8 pm Sunday: HotSpot Sunday concert with Tim MacLean • 6:30-8 pm Monday April 1: Sidewalk Jammin’ for musicians of all levels. Bring a lawn chair • 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: Hablas Español? Spanish language lessons • Board game night for kids, tweens, teens, families, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Bring yours or use one of ours • 110 N. Main St. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — 7-11 pm Friday April 5: Open Mic Night Jam 7 pm-11 pm Host Patty Sparks Ray. All kinds of performers welcome. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 6-8 pm Sunday April 7: HotSpot Sunday Concert with Tom Williams • 6:30-8 pm Monday April 8: Sidewalk Jammin’ for musicians of all levels. Bring a lawn chair • 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: Hablas Español? Spanish language lessons • Board game night for kids, tweens, teens, families, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Bring yours or use one of ours • 110 N. Main St. 704-754-4615, 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: Michael Nolan • 8-10 pm Friday: Cory Luetjen • 6-9 pm Saturday: The Elliot Humphries Band parking lot party! • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — • 8 pm Friday: Chas Troyer Live, all the way from K-Town, Playing hits from the last 4 decades • 8 pm Saturday: Salisbury’s Mama Tried; Emily Soward, Kent Smith, Duke Wicker • 1:30-6:30 pm Sunday: Sunday Funday Open Jam • 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 — 6:30 pm Friday: Nu Hi Way • 6:30 pm Saturday: The Grass Strings • 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

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday March 29: Second Chance Bluegrass from Lexington followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
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
Edwin McCain concert at the Cabarrus Arena — 8 p.m. April 6: Music Benefit Show by Local Firefighters Association. $30. For details, contact Local Firefighters Association, 704-331-9075. Parking $5 per car. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
10th annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention — April 5-6: Friday at 7 p.m. traditional community dance; Saturday youth competitions at 11 a.m., adult competitions at 3 p.m., band competitions at 7 p.m. Admission $5 daily, children 12 and younger free. Contestants free on Saturday. Held at Surry Community College, about 90 minutes from Salisbury. 336-366-4034 or www.SurryOldTime.com
Live music at New Sarum’s 3 Year AnniBEERsary Bash — April 13: New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N Lee St, 704- 310-5048, www.facebook.com
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.
Percussive Arts Society’s annual NC Day of Percussion — 9 am-9 pm April 13: University percussion ensembles from around the state perform throughout the day at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory. Also Tommy Igoe, Michael Burritt, Billy Zanski, Charlie Smith, Matt Decker, Dr. Cort McClaren. Free, open to the public. See https://www.facebook.com /North-Carolina- Chapter-of-the- Percussive-Arts-Society- 165018163562330/

Theater

PPT presents ‘Mamma Mia’ — April 4-7 and 10-13: $17-$20. Tale of love, laughter and friendship features ABBA’s timeless songs. 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 Theater presents ‘Into the Woods’ — 7:30 p.m. April 10-14: Sondheim’s classic musical. A witch. A wish. A wolf. What could go wrong? $10-$15. Catawba College, Hedrick Little Theatre, 2121 Innes St, 704-637-4481 www.catawba.edu
‘Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama’ — Weekends June 28-July 21 with special July 4th performance: Downtown Kings Mountain. The story of the 1780 Patriot victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain, which turned the tide of the American Revolution. www.libertymountaindrama.com or Kings Mountain Little Theatre 704-730-9408.
The Little Theatre of W-S — • Man of La Mancha (May 3-12) • Das Barbecü (June 21-30). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — The next wine tasting at Salisbury Wine Shop 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

49 Days of Gratitude

The NC Transportation Museum’s Gratitude Train Exhibit is open for a 49-day run. See the North Carolina Merci Train car and actual gifts given by the French people, learn about the Gratitude Train that inspired the Merci Train, and much more. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer, www.nctrans.org
Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. April 14: Topic, Mercy and Atonement. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., ww.FaithArt.org 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Piedmont Primetime Community Band performing at closing ceremony for 49 Days of Gratitude — March 30

Festivals

Kite-Flying Day to celebrate the March winds.  1-5 p.m. March 30, by American Legion Auxiliary of JCPrice Unit 107 at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Bring your kite and have some fun together! Info 704-636-9139.

Tractors & Trains Festival — April 6: Agricultural based event features tractors and train rides, steam-powered farming equipment, displays from community groups, music, activities. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer, www.nctrans.org
Annual Colonial Spring Frolic — 10 am-4 pm April 6: Step back in time to the 1700s and 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 will be held at Gateway Park — 11 a.m. -2 p.m. April 6: Photos with the Easter Bunny, spring crafts, egg hunt through downtown shops and more. See www. downtownsalisburync.com/events /ring-spring-bell-tower/ or /www.facebook.com/downtownsalisbury/
Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m. April 7: Annual family-friendly celebration with outdoor activities for all ages, refreshments, activities, live entertainment plus carriage rides, bubble art, Salisbury Swing Band, and more. 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 Hiddenite RockyFest — April 13: Rocky Face Park, Hiddenite. Family-friendly, live music, food, arts/crafts vendors, children’s activities, free rock climbing and rappelling sessions, trail races, more.Music on stage 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bands include The Sugar Loaf Ramblers (10 a.m.), Todd McCloud & Charlie Carpenter (11 a.m.), The Ya Yas (12 p.m.), Wood Family Tradition (1 p.m.), and Shelby Rae Moore (2 p.m.). http://www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest” www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest.
Family Kite Fest — noon-5 p.m. April 19: Celebrate National Kite Flying Month at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St. www.facebook.com/pages /First-Calvary-Baptist-Church/
Earth Day Jam — April 19-20: https://earthdayjamnc.com/
Spring- Tacular Celebration — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20: Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis
Earth Week at Tiger World — April 21-27: Tiger World-Endangered Wildlife Preserve, 4400 Cook Road, Rockwell , www.tigerworld.us/
Cheerwine Festival — Noon-10 p.m. May 18: 704-638-5294 or cheerwinefestival@salisburync.gov
Second annual Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour — June 1-2: Artisans and musicians at each of the 14 farms located around the county. alalbert@ncsu.edu
WVAC Family Fun Day — 10 am-3 pm June 1: Free multi-cultural public event at F&M Bank Trolley Barn and parking lot. Music, dance, rap artists, comedians; creative art stations. Info at waterworks.org
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20: www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC
Carolina Bohemian Jam— Aug 16-18: Tribute bands, local musiciaans, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. Tickets on sale now. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.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. Friday features live entertainment. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

This & That

Salisbury STEM Showcase — 11 am-2 pm April 6: Free event for Families at Horizons, Unlimited. STEM Fun. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math leads to enthusiastic exploration of your world. STEM includes tinkering, makerspaces, robotics, coding, circuitry, and more. What to expect: The community is invited to attend this event where students and staff from Isenberg, Overton, Knox, and Salisbury High School will provide hands-on fun and snacks. Enjoy the NC Science Festival, planetarium shows, nature walks, and more. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See Facebook or www.rss.k12.nc.us/index.php
Yoga on the Green — 1-2 p.m. April 6: Led by Meredith Abramson in the Bell Tower parking lot. Donation-only event, all proceeds go to Bell Tower Green Park. An opportunity for patrons to engage with Land Design to ask questions about the plans. BellTowerGreen.com
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., $5 per person. 316 Lake Drive. Effie and Norman File, 704-633-9555; Caller is 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
Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour season begins — 11 a.m. April 6: $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St. 704-638-3100. www.visitsalisburync.com

Comedy

Improv Charlotte — 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/

Books

The Refugee’s Journey Photographic works — 6-8 p.m. April 5: By the Lost Boys of Sudan. Includes student art show and writing contest exhibit. Free. South Main Book Company, 110 S Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
April 1 • American Red Cross, E.H. Dole Chapter I
1930 Jake Alexander Blvd W, Noon-4:30 PM
April 7 • American Red Cross, E.H. Dole Chapter I
1930 Jake Alexander Blvd W, Noon-4:30 PM
April 12 • Hanford-Dole Elementary
465 Choate Road, 1:30-6 PM
April 12 • Faith Elementary
1000 School St., Faith, 2-6:30 PM

Fundraisers

Rowan Museum Upscale Fundraiser — 8 am-noon March 30 / noon-4pm March 31: Upscale yard sale, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Browse treasures donated to the museum. All proceeds benefit the operations of the museum. Admission free. To donate, call 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com
16th Annual Scrabble Scramble — 6 p.m. April 5: Benefiting Rowan County Literacy Council. Held at Trinity Oaks. Food, dessert, raffles. $30 for individual or $300 for table of up to 10 players. Cash prizes. Literacy Council, 704-216-8266, info@rcliteracy.org or www.rcliteracy.org.
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
Rowan Helping Ministries’ ‘Pass The Plate’ — 6-10 p.m. April 13: $60. Food, drinks, entertainment, silent auction, party games, all benefiting RHM’s programs and services. Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive. Call 704-637-6838 or email etaylor@rowanhelpingministries.org
Reed Gold Mine’s first ever Gold Mine Barbecue Festival — April 13: The History of Barbecue in NC. Five barbecue restaurants will be participating. For one ticket, visitors try barbecue and a side from each. Presale $17/$10; day-of tickets $20/$12. All proceeds support the 501(c)(3) Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site. See https://goldminebbq. eventbrite.com or https://www.facebook.com/ events/400517 034084342/

St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27: Classic car show, cruise-in, music, raffles, door prizes, Port-a-Pit chicken dinners St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road 704-239-1172 www.facebook.com
NC Music Hall of Fame 8th Annual Rhythm & Run 5K fundraiser — 8 am May 18, Registration opens 7 am. $25 through May 18; race day $30. Jogging strollers permitted. 704- 934-2320.
Art of the Wild Art exhibit / fundraiser — 6-8 pm June 14: Opening reception. Showcasing NC wildlife through fine art. Benefists Mooresville Arts and Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. See mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com or LNWC at lnwc.org
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

History

KHA Kannapolis History Associates holds Show & Tell — 7 p.m. April 1: Show & Tell meeting of vintage or antique treasures of K-Town and beyond. Bring an item to share or get help identifying. Items do not have to be related to Kannapolis. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
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
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
22nd annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 12-14: Hosted by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC • 4 pm Friday events begin with reception, lectures begin at 5 pm. Banquet keynote speaker is Dr. Dane Hartgrove • 10 am Saturday lectures • Sunday morning memorial services in Historic Salisbury National Cemetery and Old Lutheran Cemetery are open to the public. Afternoon tour of the Prison site for Symposium registrants • Registration $80. Symposium chair is Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411 or southpawsagain@gmail.com.
Music and Musket Fire at Fort Dobbs — April 6-7: 18th century brought back to life at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site in Statesville during the site’s annual “War for Empire” event.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, with highlighted activities throughout each day. Admission $4 per person; under 5 years old are free.

At The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Call to reserve a seat at 704-636-0111. www.rowanymca.org
Cancer Prevention through Nutrition, 1:30 pm April 5.
A Matter of Balance 1:30 pm April 9.
Diabetes Academy, 3-4 pm April 11.
Tupperware Fundraiser Party, 1:30 pm April 16.
Lunch & Learn, Noon. April 24:Ester Marsh-Surprises! Covered dish.
Trips: Paint With A Twist — 10:30 am April 18. Very limited seating.
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com
Downton Abbey Series, 1:30 pm. Fridays

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. April 4: Melody Reid of Comfort Keepers on Pain Management. Refreshments follow.
Leisure Trip to see ‘Mama Mia’ — 4:30-10 p.m. April 10: $10.70 Dutch dinner at Palermo’s Italian Cuisine, 127 S. Main at 4:30 pm before the show; provide your own transportation to PPT, 213 S Main St, in the next block.
Trip to SeniorSalt Impact Hymn Sing with Ron Wittemore at the Cove — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.April 15: $85. Fellowship and singing of beloved traditional hymns plus buffet style lunch and facility tour.

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
Spring Photowalk — 10:30 a.m.-noon April 13: roup sets off from HQ. Details at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Moonstruck: A Star Party — 6-9 p.m. April 12: South Rowan
Steam Into Adventure: Marbled Planet Paintings — 11 a.m.-noon April 13: South Rowan.

Classes

Chrismons — Rufty’s Chrismon Shop classes April 4-6. Classes begin each day at 10:30 am. All levels will be taught.Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790. Reservations should be made at least one week prior to the class you choose. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com
St. John’s Lutheran Senior Academy — 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays: For 60+ adults. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431 stjohns-salisbury.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Adults • April 11, 6:30 pm, Knitting with Janet Pingrey • May 9, 6:30 pm; Beaded Flowers with Cathy Sexton.
Children • May 4, 10 am, Clay Nature Tiles for ages 4-6 • May 4, 10 am, Gelli Prints for ages 7-12.
23 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882. Details and registration at http://www.waterworks.org/education/artpops.html
2 Yoga workshops — Beginning Yoga Mini-Workshop, 2-3:30 pm April 6: Basic poses, proper alignment, yogic breathing. $20.
— Laugh Away Stress , 2-3 pm April 7: Playful exercise and great way to relieve stress. $15.
www.sofulyoga.com/events-workshops or 704-754-2961. SoFul Yoga, 1024 South Fulton St., entrance on Ridge Avenue.
Yoga for youth — • Classes for preschool ages 2-5, parent attendance required • Classes for tweens and teens ages 11-14 • Info: Heart of Yoga, 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

April 8 deadline for April 11 ESU dinner meeting — April 11: “It’s more than Rocket Science: The Challenges of Spaceflight and Their Extraordinary Solutions,” by Dr. Christopher Jones, research engineer at NASA’s Research Center in Hampton, Va. Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or gwood@gerrywoodauto.com. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
? ‘Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline’ — 1-3 pm Saturday, March 30: Community action meeting on school discipline hosted by Actions in Faith & Justice. Guest speakers Peggy Nicholson, Youth Justice Project of Durham NC (www.youthjusticenc.org) and Letha Muhammed, Education Justice Alliance of Wake County NC (www. eja-nc.org). Local speakers and panel discussion follow. Held at Park Avenue Rec Center, 632 Park Ave.
‘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
The Cissy Files 2, Reference, Rarities and Restoration — 1 p.m. April 6: Kiley Shaw Book Premiere Party & Luncheon. NC Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures, 108 4th Street, Spencer 704-762-9359
‘Guardianship 101,’ an Arc of Rowan seminar series — 6-8 p.m. April 9: By Clerk of Courts Jeff Barger. Crucial information for any family affected by developmental disabilities. The Arc of Rowan, 108 Dorsett Drive. Free, but RSVP to The Arc of Rowan office, 704-637-1521. This is also an opportunity for CEU credits for teachers.
Author Julia Ebel — 10 a.m. -noon April 9: Author Julia Ebel will discuss her book about the old way of taking pictures, and the lessons learned about preserving our memories. Co-sponsored by Catawba College and St. John’s Lutheran Church. Free, open to the public. St. John’s Lutheran Faith Life Center, 200 W Innes St. Info: 704-663-3431.
St. John’s Lunch And Learn — Noon, May 21: Leaders involved in the Growing Rowan and Brand Rowan Taskforce Initiatives present updates. Sign up by May 17. Bring lunch or sign up for a fee based lunch.
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 and Animated . The 2019 lineup will be announced March 12 at riverrunfilm.com

Art

Fine Frame Gallery — Through March 30: Last chance to view The Holtzman Collection Exhibition & Sale, a unique opportunity to view original artwork by artists from all over the world. 704-647-0340, 105 S Main St.
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. www.railwalkgallery.com or 704-469-2781.
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— ‘Unity Through Art,’ Exhibition of Cultural Narrative, through May 18 • Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Art of the Wild Art exhibit / fundraiser — 6-8 pm June 14: Opening reception for exhibit/fundraiser of art showcasing NCwildlife through fine art. People’s Choice Awards awarded at conclusion of the exhibit. Proceeds from sales benefit both organizations. See mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com

Trips

Century Farms and Barns Bus Tour — 9 am-4:30 pm April 27: Historic Salisbury Foundation hosts. Experience agricultural history of western Rowan County.Stops on the tour include historic homes, barns, farm dependencies, and a church central to the families that built the community of Mt. Ulla. See how many popular barn quilts you can spot along the tour. See www.historicsalisbury.org

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
Earth Day Jam – A Benefit for Happy Roots — April 19-20: Seeking artisans of handmade good and natural products, also environmental organizations and businesses and Earth Day educators. Held at Rowan County Fairgrounds. www.earthdayjamnc.com or happyrootsinfo@gmail.com
Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — Festival date May 11, deadline May 7: For artists, craft persons, service providers. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made, applications subject to approval. Apply at www.goldhillnc.com; submit questions to goldhill merchantsassociation @gmail.com
Kannapolis’ 38th Jiggy with the Piggy — May 3-4: Registration open for vendors. Limit 20 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: Arts & craft vendors may participate in Carolina Bohemian Jam, celebrating an era of music. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Accepting vendor registration at www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com. All items must be handmade originals. No downline or multi-level marketing. Exhibit space $150 or double space $225. Limited number 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 (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors welcome. Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday features nationally known entertainment. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

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.
Burning Coal Theatre auditions for 2019-2020 season — 10 am-6 pm April 20: For equity and non-equity actors. The Container By Clare Bayley. Camelot By Lerner & Loewe. Talley’s Folly By Lanford Wilson. Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48 abac2 fa6fe3-2019
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

Mooresville Arts 41st Springfest judged art exhibit — Intake March 29-30. Show runs April and May. Awards and reception April 12, Mooresville Arts Gallery, Mooresville Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center St., Mooresville. For additional information and prospectus contact 704-663-6661 or office@MooresvilleArts.org
Two-fold art exhibition opportunity — Deadline April 30: 3-day juried group exhibition to coincide with Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute, followed by gallery exhibition at Waterworks. Free to enter. 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
Second annual Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour — June 1-2: Needed: talented artisans and musicians at each of the 14 farms located around the county. Wares must be hand crafted. You may sell your products but this is primarily a networking, meet the community event. Free, no space fee. Responsible for your own tables, chairs, tents, supplies, transactions. To participate contact Sue Davis at sunfire72@carolina.rr.com or 704-279-8542. To be a sponsor contact Rowan County Extension Office, 704-216-8970 or alalbert@ncsu.edu
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.
Art of the Wild Art exhibit / fundraiser — Intake May 31-June 1: Opening reception June 14. Proceeds from sales benefit both organizations. Eligibility and guidelines at mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com or Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at lnwc.org

Call for volunteers

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 to jane@riverrunfilm.com
31st Annual VIP Miniature Golf Tournament — April 13: Volunteers needed for Rowan County Parks and Rec’s Therapeutic Recreation Division’s 31st Annual Statewide Visually Impaired Miniature Golf Tournament at Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Volunteers assist participants with navigating the course for play. Must be at least age 16. Free lunch for volunteers. Contact 704-216-7780 or edward.hailey@rowancountync.gov or see www. www.rowancountync.gov/VIPminigolf
Earth Day Jam – A Benefit for Happy Roots — April 19-20: Seeking helping hands for family friendly, music and arts festival, Earth Day celebration and fundraiser. Rowan County Fairgrounds. www.earthdayjamnc.com or happyrootsinfo@gmail.com
Cheerwine Festival — May 18: Civic and service organizations invited to volunteer in groups of 10 or more. Festival hours are noon-10 p.m. Vendor load-in assistance, manage parking lots, serve in information booths, serve as a Cheerwine Festival street ambassador. 704-638-5294 or cheerwinefestival@salisburync.gov
Summer ARTventures — Rising 9th-12th graders can earn school community service credits by volunteering as teacher aides during Summer ARTventures at Waterworks. Download the application from http://www.waterworks.org/education/volunteeringwvac.html
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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