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Roundabout: What’s happening April 11-17

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
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —6-11 p.m.Saturday April 13: 13th anniversary show and fundraiser. Food cooked and sold by Mr. Grizzy Green. Event emceed by David Bumgarner from WBFJ. Raffle for a LUMIX digital home theater worth $1500. Christian music aprovided by The Last Trumpet, Scarred Worship, Mercy Fall, Forever Red • Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• TONIGHT: Board game night, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Bring yours or use one of ours. BINGO: $1 to play, winner takes all
• 7-11 pm Friday April 12: Open Mic Night Jam with host Ed Blankenship. All performers welcome. Sign up begins 6:30
• 7-10 pm Saturday April 13: Karaoke Night: Second Saturdays
• 6-8 pm Sunday April 14: HotSpot Sunday concert with Bonnie Allyn & Friends
• 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 7-9 pm Tuesdays April 16: Knitting club. Open to all
• 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: Spanish language lessons
• 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 — 7:30-9:30 pm tonight: New musical format. Open auditions hosted by Bryan Christopher. If you are a musician or band and would like to try out to play here at the Railwalk on a Friday or Saturday night come show us what you got sign-ups start at 7 pm • 8-10 pm Friday: Captain Lunch with Jon Linker• 6-9:30 pm Saturday: parking lot party with Brad Rattledge and ‘The Happy Ones’ • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — • 8 pm Friday: Lisette Rodriguez, 21-year-old cinematic indie pop artist • 8-10 pm Saturday: Renae Paige, singer/songwriter/guitarist • 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 — 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 Jones Sisters Band perform — Noon-1 pm Saturday, April 13: McLaughlin’s Farmhouse Country Store. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold! Fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries- West.
Return of the Depot District Music Fest in Lexington — Noon April 13: Delbert McClinton, Turnpike Troubadours and Sister Hazel headline, plus On the Border (Eagles Tribute). Lexington Depot District in the downtown area. www.depotdistrictfest.com
Percussive Arts Society’s annual NC Day of Percussion — 9 am-9 pm April 13: Percussion ensembles from cross the state perform at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory. Also Tommy Igoe, Michael Burritt, Billy Zanski, Charlie Smith, Matt Decker, Dr. Cort McClaren. Free, open to the public. www.facebook.com /North-Carolina- Chapter-of-the- Percussive-Arts-Society- 165018163562330/
FUMC FirstArts — • 7:30 pm Palm Sunday, April 14: FirstARTS hosts St. John Passion by English composer, Bob Chilcott accompanied by brass quintet, organ, strings, timpani. First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St 704-636-3121, www.fumcsalisbury.org
LivefromThe4 stunna & friends concert — 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. April 13: Rowan County Fair, 1560 Julian Road, www.eventbrite.com
UNcensored — 8-11 p.m. April 19: Phennix hosts opening night open mic. Poets, live band, food. EastSquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St. 704-754-6771 www.facebook.com
Dance Concert: Tribute to the Music of Seal —7:30 p.m. April 25-26: Catawba College Dance Ensemble presents A Tribute to the Music of Seal in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Free, open to the public. Donations accepted. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, 800-228-2922, www.catawba.edu
Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019 — April 29-May 4
Friends of RPL Concert Series: Adam Miller— 7 p.m. April 30: Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704- 216-8228 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Matthew Weaver & Friends with the Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. May 4: A toe-tapping program of Appalachian Mountain tunes and arrangements. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 West Innes St., 704-216-1513, www.salisburysymphony.org
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • “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

Theater

PPT presents ‘Mamma Mia’ — April 4-7 and 10-13: $17-$20. Tale of love, laughter and friendship s ABBA’s timeless songs. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
OCT presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ — Through April 14: 1939 Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of Gone with the Wind. Based on true events. Tickets at www.octconcord.com or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre, at 49 Spring St NW
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
LSt presents ‘Blood Done Sign My Name’ — 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and 25-27: Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC and the events that followed. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
‘Women Of The Upper Room’ — 5 pm Saturday April 20: The Reach formerly Outreach Christian Ministries Int. present the resurrection story told by the women who were there. 722 W. Horah St. Free, open to the public. Donations accepted.
Catawba Theater presents ‘Fish Tales’ — 8 p.m. May. 1: Opening night. Catawba College, Hedrick Little Theatre, 2121 Innes St, 704-637-4481 www.catawba.edu
PPT Youth present ‘Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook’ — 7:30 p.m. May 2: Opening night: Hilarious and heartfelt based on the best-selling children’s book series by Barbara Park. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com
‘Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama’ — Weekends June 28-July 21 with special July 4th performance: Sixth season. Held at Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain. The story of the 1780 Patriot victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain, which turned the tide of the American Revolution. Written by Robert Inman. Times, tickets and info at 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

Live music at New Sarum’s 3 Year AnniBEERsary Bash — 1-9 p.m. April 13: New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N Lee St, 704- 310-5048, www.facebook.com
NC Beer Month Parking Lot Party — 6-9:30 p.m.April 13: Morgan Ridge RailWalk Brewery & Eatery, 421 N. Lee St. www.facebook.com
Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12: Wines For Your Easter Brunch with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person. 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
Douglas Vineyards Anniversary Party — 2-5 p.m. April 27: 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

Center for Fatih & 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

Festivals

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: Southern Avenue will be headlining. https://earthdayjamnc.com/ for earth day jam
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. Details at www.tigerworld.us/
Eighth annual BBQ Capital Cook-Off — April 26-27: Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Meet the teams, enjoy five bands plus bbq food trucks, beer and wine vendors, a visit by the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Admission is free. visit www.BBQCapitalCookOff.com
Lakefront Hops Fest — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27: Mooresville www.racecityusa.org
A Day in the Garden — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4: Free Granite Lake Park, 500 N Salisbury Ave (US Hwy 52, Granite Quarry cs.simpleviewinc.com
Gold Rush Days Arts & Craft Festival — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11: Gold Hill historicgoldhill.com
Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11: Annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing and promoting visual and performing arts. Union Street. 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com
2019 Cheerwine Festival — Saturday, May 18: Day-long event celebrating Salisbury’s own Cheerwine with live music, craft vendors, food, shopping, more! Headliner band: Smash Mouth. https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/
113th annual Nazareth Fun Fest — June 1: Featuring the 23rd annual Classic Car Show. Held at 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell, largest fundraiser held annually by the non-profit organization. Awards will be presented in a half-dozen different categories. The first 100 entrants will receive dash plaques.
Registration $20 at https://bit.ly/2RIjDzq. questions– Blair Wilson at 704.754.3802 or btrexler@nazcfc.org.
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 s live entertainment. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

This & That

Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April through October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
Fight for Our City boxing event — April 13: Doors open 6 pm, event starts 7 pm: Wright Moves Promotion presents Roberto “Bully” White, Misael Sanchez. Also Abner Guadalupe, Virgill Winfield, Zach Dubnoff, Miguel Torres, Lee Rodriguez. At West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. Port-a-pit checken will be sold. Portion of proceeds fund a free boxing camp for children. Tickets from $25-$60. Call 980-565-2323 0r 336-225-8042
Goldmine Open House- 60th Anniversary Celebration — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 20: New Hope Worship Center, 452 Brookwood Ave NE, Concord, www.eventbrite.com
Alive After 5 Downtown Landis Cruise In — 5-9 p.m. April 26: Central Ave, Downtown Landis, www.townoflandis.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
Alive After 5 Downtown Cruise In — 5-9 p.m. April 26: Central Ave, 312 S Main St, Landis, www.townoflandis.com
Salisbury Toy And Comic Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave www.eventbrite.com
Free Comic Book Day at Comic Monstore — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May. 4: First Saturday of every May, participating specialty comic book stores give out free comics to anyone visiting their stores. Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. 704-636-0049, www.facebook.com
CruisIn The Grove — 3-7 p.m. April 20: 333 N Main Street, China Grove. www.facebook.com
Bike Night Joy Ride — 8-10 p.m. April 17 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
Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show— 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May. 4: $4- $12. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer www.nctrans.org
change of location Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., $5 per person. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. 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
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday April 12: Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.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/
Showkase Comedy Spotlight Clean Edition — 7-9 p.m. April 27: 580 Dickens Pl NE, 580 Dickens Place Northeast, Concord www.eventbrite.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.

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
April 12 • Hanford-Dole Elementary, 465 Choate Road, 1:30-6 p.m.
April 12 • Faith Elementary, 1000 School St., Faith, 2-6:30 p.m.
April 15 • PowerCurbers, 727 Bendix Drive, 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
April 16 • South Rowan YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove, 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
April 20 • Belk Department Store, 1455 Klumac Road, 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
April 24 • Catawba Student Center, 2300 West Innes Street, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
April 24 • RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Fundraisers

Salisbury Civitan annual spaghetti feast — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 12: Lunch and Dinner at the Civic Center, 315 S. MLK Jr Ave, 704-638-5275, www.facebook.com
The Jones Sisters Band perform — Noon-1 pm Saturday, April 13: McLaughlin’s Farmhouse Country Store. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold! Fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries- West.
Mocksville Lions Bingo Fundraiser — April 12: Doors open 5:30 pm. Games begin 6:15 pm. Cash only, tickets at the door for $10. Great prizes, plenty of parking. Special games and snacks sold on site. Info: Mary Jeffrey, 336-284-5024. Held at Cornerstone Christian Church, 1585 NC Hwy 801 N, Mocksville.
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
Walk for Wisdom — 10 am April 13: To raise awareness and funds to support education and literacy in South Sudan. Hurly YMCA, jake lexander Blvd. Info: Butchart@rss.k12.nc.us
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/
Spring lobster sale for Meals on Wheels Rowan — 3-5 p.m. April 27: Order through April 18 at www.mowrowan.org/lobster-sale or call 704-633-0352. Meals on Wheels Rowan, 1307 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer. www.mowrowan.org
9th annual St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue — 10 a.m. April 27: Year of the Rat Rod. Classic car-street rod-motorcycle show, cruise-in, music, raffles, door prizes, $10 Port-a-Pit chicken dinners. Awards at 3 p.m. 205 St. Paul’s Church Road 704-239-1172, facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue
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

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
John Knox Chapter of the DAR — 10:30 am (second Saturdays): Apr 13, May 11, etc (Daughters of the American Revolution) Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St. for women interested in history and genealogy. Carol Salisbury 704-855-7510.
Genealogical Society of Rowan County — 7 p.m. Tuesday April 16: Members’ stories of interesting and unusual discoveries while conducting family research. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Free, open to the public.

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
Today: 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

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
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.
Movie of the Month — 2 p.m. April 25: Free. “The Last Word.” Harriet Lawler hires a young writer to pen an obituary worthy of her.

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
Moonstruck: A Star Party — 6-9 p.m. April 12: South Rowan branch. Free, “Moonstruck: A Star Party!” is part of the 2019 Statewide Star Party, which is sponsored by the N.C. Science Festival. This year’s theme is “The Moon and Beyond,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Horizons staff will coordinate and lead the outdoor skywatching. In the event of inclement weather, the skywatching will move indoors to South’s meeting room, where Horizons staff will lead an online exploration of the evening sky. Members of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County will be on site to assist, and long-range binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for public use.
Classic Cinema Series: Rio Bravo — 2-4:30 p.m. April 12: East Branch
Spring Photowalk at the Webb Road Flea market — 10:30 a.m.-noon April 13: Group sets off from HQ. Details at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Steam Into Adventure: Marbled Planet Paintings — 11 a.m.-noon April 13: South Rowan.

Classes

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
Candy Container Doll Workshop with Susie Hines — April 13: NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/
Barn Quilt Workshop — 10 am April 27: $45. Paint and take, supplies included. 2ftx2ft Decorative Barn Quilt. Light lunch provided. RSVP to 704-278-2800. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla.
Doll Workshop with Winifred Holloway — June 29: NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/
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

Dementia expert to speak — 5:30 p.m. April 25; RSVP by April 22 to 704-603-2778. Ashley Stevens to speak at Rowan County Alzheimer’s support group at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road; complimentary dinner provided. Stevens is a NC Project CARE family consultant.
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.
Growing Rowan Taskforce — Noon May 21: Paula Dibley, Mike Miller give update on Community efforts to market Rowan County. Bring your lunch or call for a lunch. Sign Up By May 17.
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

Opens April 13: Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/

Film

21st RiverRun International Film Festival culminates this weekend—  April 14: Featuring approximately 160 screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in two categories: Documentary. riverrunfilm.com

Art

Art exhibit 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— • Celebrating Young Artists: An exhibition of student artwork by Rowan County and Salisbury Middle Schools, showing April 3-27 • ‘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
Annual Gallery Gallop — 5-9 pm June 22: www.DowntownSalisburyNC.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
Salt & Pepper Ramblers Christmas in Orlando trip — Nov. 19-22: Holy Land Experience, Gaylord Palms Resort, Harry P. Leu Gardens Holiday Hous , more.. $440. Info: 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.
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.
Chickweed: Call for vendors — 4-11 pm July 20: 8th Annual Chickweed music/art festival. At F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Set-up July 20 9 am-3 pm. Email for application: ChickweedWomen@gmail.com. Vendor fee $40 | Food vendor fee $125. Deadline June 30.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18: Celebrating an era of music. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Apply 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 s 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

Paint & Donate — Working Tuesdays and Fridays on the Biggest Community Barn Quilt Mural in NC. Paint in store and donate with our guidance, all supplies included for $45 per quilt square. Painted & donated to community barn quilt project to be displayed on the corner of Hwy 801 & Graham Road, Mount Ulla on the 100+ year old general store. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden 11575 NC Hwy 801. RSVP to 704-278-2800. Deadline for all works to be completed May 18.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — May 15, Sept. 19: Seeking artists to participate in 2019 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls. Family friendly art in most disciplines will be accepted. No charge for participation. Get application at info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322-1121. Deadline April 15 for May 15 Crawl and Aug. 15 for September Crawl.
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, crafters, service providers. $30. All items should be hand-made, applications are subject to approval. Apply at www.goldhillnc.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.
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
Hickory Full Circle Arts competition — Opening reception May 9: On display through June 1: “Color It Warm / Color It Cool.” $600 in awards plus honorable mentions and people’s choice. Entries should be hand delivered to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory. www.fullcirclearts.org.
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
Chickweed: Call for artists — 4-11 pm July 20: 8th Annual Chickweed music/art festival seeking makers, artists, healing arts, more. At F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Set-up July 20 – 9 am-3 pm. Email for application: ChickweedWomen@gmail.com. Vendor fee $40. Deadline to apply June 30.

Call for volunteers

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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