Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 7-13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

Community Calendar

Christmas events to start soon!

NC Trans Museum hosts The Polar Express 2019 — Nov. 15-17, Nov. 22-24, Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer
Scrooge’s annual Christmas Trolley Tour — Nov. 21-Dec. 7 • 6-9:45 p.m.Info at Schedule and tickets at Salisbury
W-S Symphony’s Holiday Concert to feature ‘The Gathering’ — Nov 30 and Dec 1: Festive celebration blending Appalachian harmonies with Christmas tunes, visit from Santa Claus, holiday sing-along plus “The Gathering,” by Stokes County resident Laurelyn Dossett. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in W-S. Tickets start at an affordable $24 at 336-464-0145 or
Gold Hill’s annual Lighting of the Fall Fires — 5:30-9 pm Nov 23. Entertainment, refreshments, warm holiday cheer while strolling through quaint shops. Tickets $18, under 10 free. 755 St. Stephens Church Road, or 704-267-9439.
Kannapolis Christmas kickoff — 6 pm Nov 23: Village Park, 700 West C St. Live music, entertainment, kid’s activities, fireworks. Free.
Christmas at the Hall House — Nov. 23-Dec. 8 • 1-4 p.m. Old-time Christmas decorations in historic 1820s home. $3-$5. 226 S. Jackson St. or 704-636-0103
Kannapolis Winterland Express train— Nov 23-Dec 30 except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day • 6-9 pm Sundays-Thursdays • 6-10 pm Fridays- Saturdays. Ride the train, see 250,000+ Christmas lights, make s’mores. Free admission; tickets for train and carousel $2. Visit Santa in his studio, see the Kannapolis Singing Bears and The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers’ model trains, plus a children’s zone. 700 West C St.
’Tis the Season Holiday Spectacular parade — Nov. 27: Downtown Spencer & Downtown Salisbury.
Downtown Salisbury: Holiday Night Out — Nov 29: Live music, hot cocoa, visits from Santa and the Grinch. 704-637-7814,
Downtown Salisbury: Santa/Grinch Bell Tower (construction could affect location): Nov 30: Free photo-op with Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower. 704-637-7814,
Gold Hill’s Christmas in the Village — Dec 6–8: Step back in time for a holiday festivities including free photos with Santa, music, hayrides, more. Free. 755 St. Stephens Church Road, or 704-267-9439
Robojo Holiday Theatre — Dec. 7 • 9-10 a.m. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704- 216-8228
Downtown Salisbury: Santa/Grinch and Antique Fire Trucks — Dec 14: Free rides on antique fire trucks with Santa and the Grinch. 704-637-7814,
81st Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade — 6 p.m Dec 14: Special night time parade. See
45th annual Christmas at Biltmore – Nov. 8-Jan. 5: Extravagant celebration complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights. Festive menus in the restaurants plus holiday wine tastings. 800-411-3812.
36th annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore – Nov. 8-Jan. 4: Candlelight, firelight, live music, extravagant holiday décor during these nighttime tours. Advance reservations required. 800-411-3812.

Night Life

Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • FridayNov 8 : Java Jam Open Mic Night 7-11 pm: Host Sue McHugh. Sign up at 6:30 • • 7-10 pm Saturday Nov 9 Karaoke • Sunday Nov 10: 6-8 pm Sunday: Hot•Spot Concert with ‘The Rightly So’ • 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair • • Wednesday Nov 13: ‘Drink & Draw’ 7- 9 pm for all skill levels. RSVP to 704-303-9120.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 pm Friday: Colton Sherril • 8-10 pm Saturday: Brittany Davis • 704-754-8379,
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday:Les Deaton and the Boone Connection • 6:30 pm Saturday: Hazy Ridge • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Danny Franklin performing live at Go Burrito — 8 pm-midnight Nov 22. 115 W Fisher St, S

Music & more

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society will presents ‘Hymns For the Fallen’ — Nov 8 at 7 pm at Milford Hills United Methodist Church and on Nov 10 at 4 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Teresa Moore-Mitchell, guest soloist. More information at 704-796-9683 or Facebook at
Salisbury Symphony’s Elegance, Charm & Drama young concert artist series — Nov. 9 • 7:30 pm: Flutist Anthony Trionfo performs Ibert’s charming and challenging Flute Concerto. Catawba’s Keppel Auditorim. Tickets at www.
The Quiet Harvest: Tom Keesecker in concert — Nov. 10 • 6 pm: Piano music, hymn singing, stories, poetry, laughter; one of Keesecker’s four hymn-based, reflective pieces. He mixes classical technique and jazz improvisation. Held in St John’s Faith Center.
Friends of RPL Concert Series — Nov. 21 • 2-3 p.m. The Trailblazers at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228,
Kids in America Totally 80’s Tribute Band — Nov. 22 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507,
An Evening with Destiny Stone — Nov. 23 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507,
Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Nov 15: REO Speedwagon See or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — or 800-745-3000 or


St. Thomas Players and Lee Street theatre presents ‘Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike’ — 7:30 pm Nov. 7-9 and 14-16. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St or 704-310-5507

PPT youth present ‘The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales’ — Nov. 15- 16 and 22-23. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or
Hickory Community Theatre to perform ‘The Revolutionists’ — Nov 1-17: Irreverent girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s “Reign of Terror.” 828-328-2283 or
PPT set construction — No experience necessary. Lunch provided on Saturdays. Come for a few hours or all day; enter stage door at the end of the alley beside Chef Santos. • “ Cinderella” Nov. 9, 10 am-4 pm, Nov. 10, 1-5 pm. 704-633-5471,
‘No Business Like Snow Business’ — 6:30 pm Nov 14: Dinner performance at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, 70 Hiddenite Church Road, Taylorsville. Tickets and schedule at 828-632-6966 or
Hickory Community Theatre to perform ‘Newsies!’ — Nov 22-Dec 7: Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life away from the big city. 828-328-2283 or

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Nov 8: All Merlot Wine Tasting with Stephanie. Learn about Merlot as a standalone and a blending varietal. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


Carolina Renaissance Festival — Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 24: Travel back in time to the Carolina Renaissance Festival: outdoor theater, circus entertainment, amarketplace, jousting tournament, feast fit for royalty.
Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — Nov 9 • 10 am-4 pm: 50+ potters from NC, SC , VA. Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. Free. A substantial piece of pottery from a potter at each show will be raffled.
3rd annual Concord Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival — Nov 16 • 1-5 p.m. Downtown Concord. Beer tastings, chili tastings, live entertainment. Union Street. Tickets at 704-784-4208 or
Save The Date: May 16, 2020 — Cheerwine Festival, May 16, 2020 Downtown Salisbury.

This & That

Annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show — Nov 8-10: 10 am-5 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am-4 pm Sunday. Fine antiques dealers from across the Southeast converge on Salisbury for three days selling some of the most exquisite antiques in the country. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 day of show. Call the Rowan Museum 704-633-5946 for more information. Held at West End Plaza Event Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Boulevard West. www.rowanmuseum
Speedway Classic of the Carolinas’ Fall Canine Extravaganza — Nov 14-17: Dogs of all breeds compete and test for titles in events such as Agility, Obedience & Rally, Temperament Testing, Farm Dog Testing, Fast CAT. Free to spectators ; $5 parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976,
Enochville Elementary Title I community night — 5-7 pm Nov. 21: Book fair, many vendors. 925 N Enochville Ave, China Grove. Info: Stacye Huffman, 704-933-2534, › ees


Deadline for Rowan Public Library’s 2019 Children’s Bookmark Design Contest — Through Nov. 9: For children age 4-11. Entry forms available at or at any RPL location. See page 11C.
RPL Book Talk at South: David Freeze — Nov. 18 • 7-8 p.m. 920 Kimball Road, China Grove,


WELCA annual chicken noodle and dumpling supper — Nov 9 • 4-7 pm: The Woman of St Stephens Lutheran Church, 4400 St Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. Eat in or takeout. Info at 704 279-3768. Proceeds go to needs of church and community
Tailgate Party for Trellis Rowan — 4-7 pm Nov 9: F&M Trolley Barn. 65 E Liberty St. Music by Shiloh Hill, BBQ by the Smoke Pit, local beverages from New Sarum, Morgan Ridge Railwalk, and Cheerwine.Proceeds support local families served by Trellis Supportive Hospice Care. Tickets $10 at the door or in advance at 704-637-7645. 301 South Main St.
Annual Dancing for the Arts — Nov. 9 • 6 pm: Cabarrus Arts’ annual fundraiser. Part dance competition, part dance party. Begins with Gala reception followed by Dancing for the Arts at the Davis Theater then everyone dancing until midnight. Tickets $125 at
Christmas Arts & Craft Show at Miller’s Ferry Fire Dept — Nov 10, 2018 • 9 am-3 pm: 2650 Long Ferry Road. Homemade craft vendors, direct sale vendors, homemade food & dessert vendors. Sponsored by Miller’s Ferry Auxiliary
Homegrown handcrafted NC fir wreaths — Through the Salisbury Symphony Guild. Order by Nov 10. Choose 26” wreath $30, bow additional $5; 36” wreath $45; bow additional $10. Call Angie Smith, 704-431-4447 or orders at the Rowan Museum Antique Show (Nov 8-10) at the Symphony Booth. Wreaths available for pick-up by Nov 30.
NHCS Boston Butt fundraiser — Place orders by Nov 21; pick up Nov 25 ayt elen Kelley Smith gymnasium 3:30-6 p.m. Boston Butt $35, 8 oz. bottle BBQ sauce $5; shredded $10. Info: or


Victorian Hall House weekend tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St, 704-636-0103,
1766 Old Stone House Tours — Saturdays-Sundays • 1-4 p.m. 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry, 704-633-5946,
John Knox Chapter of the DAR — Refreshments 10 am, meeting 10:30 am Nov 9): Programs: “VietNam War 50th Anniversary” and “History of Ornaments.” Daughters of the American Revolution, Rowan Public Library Hurley Room, 201 W Fisher St. Info: Carol Salisbury, 704-855-7510.


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111,
–Nov 13 • 8 am-1:30 pm: Christmas Craft Fair
–Nov 14 • 3 -4 pm: Diabetes Academy
–Nov 15 • 9 am: Southern Christmas Show
–Nov 19 • 1:30 pm: JoDella Insurance
–Dec. 5: 8:30 am. Motor Coach trip. Lunch at Deerpark Restaurant; tour Downton Abbey The Exhibition Tour; travel to the Biltmore shops; Candlelight Christmas Evening at the Biltmore. Price includes all of this. Must sign up and pay in full no later than Nov 1.
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am,

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714,
AARP — Nov. 7 • 1 pm: Speaker Patricia Garner Cowan, NC Ombudsman for Centralina Council of Governments on volunteerism and elder abuse. Members, bring new/gently used hats, scarves, gloves for RHM. Refreshments. For seniors 50+.
Carolina Artists present — 6:30 pm Nov 21: Statesville’s Janice Hutchinson Rash oil painting demonstration.


Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public.
• 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

Discover Fun in Kannapolis

• • Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Nov 9
Mystery Theater — 5:30 pm Nov 15: Laureate Center, ticketed event
Events on the newly opened West Avenue
6-8 p.m. Nov 7: Dance Demos: Participate or watch. Capoeira with Brazilian music, Kizomba, Samba Dance, plus line dancing lessons.
• 1-3 p.m. Nov 10: Music by Randall Sprinkle (harp guitar), Rain Garay Duo (jazz), Reinaldo Brahn (Brazilian/Samba)
• 6-8 p.m. Nov 21: Yoga. Bring your mats and set up on the lawns.


Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999,
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses.
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, for adults and kids. 123 E. Liberty St,
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Ma t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Speakers & forums

‘Becoming the Beloved Community’ series — Nov. 8-10: Dr. Catherine Meeks and Bishop Will Willimon at St. Luke’s Episcopal. Open to the community. Luke’s Episcopal, 131 W. Council St. Nov 8, 7 pm: Address by Bishop Willimon; Nov 9, 9 am: Address by Dr. Meeks, 10:45 am: Dialogue with speakers • Nov 10, 10:30 am: Holy Eucharist, sermon by Bishop Willimon.
New Location: Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. • Nov 10: “Grateful Seeing.” Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main S.
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.
ESU hosts Dr. Elliot Engel — Nov. 21: Dr. Engel thinks Charles Dickens has gotten short shrift. Dr. Engel’s humorous “A Dickens of a Christmas.”Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or
Panel discussion on Women’s Suffrage — Nov 14 • 5:30 pm: AAUW sponsors discussion “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” Chamber of Commerce, 204 E. Innes St. M.J. Simms-Maddox, P. Jane Splawn, Tamara Sheffield. Moderated by Teresa Rowell. Light refreshments. Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Corry, president.


Improv Charlotte — Nov.8, Dec. 13: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities.


Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Gaze through the spooky windows of Fine Frame Gallery into the enchanting world of Kenneth Koskelam whose artwork transports viewers into a world of surrealism and imagination that falls far beyond our daily reality. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe,
‘Mook in Color’ at Salisbury Business Center — Opening reception Nov 7 • 6-8 pm: Original watercolors by local artist Mark (Mook) Brincefield. Acoustic music by Tom Williams. Free, open to the public. On exhibit Nov. 4-Jan 24. 301 S. Main St., www.
Living in Gratitude Art Show — Nov 21 • 6-8 pm: Art work created in a special class for Trinity Living Center, taught by Shane Manier. Sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts. Light refreshments and hot chocolate. Held at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. Info 704-647-0999 or
CA to present miniature artwork show — Opening reception Friday, Nov 22 • 6-8 pm: Carolina Artists present “Seasons of Joy,” Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Free, open to the public. Through Dec 7. Gallery hours 10 am-6 pm Fri-Sat Nov. 22-23, 29-30 and Dec. 6-7. Info 704-402-2402.
56th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair — Nov 22-24: Winston-Salem. More than 100 artists from across the Southeastern US including Syed Ahmad of Salisbury.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. Through February.
“Scott Avett: Invisible” exhibit — Through Feb 2: NC Museum of Art hosts first solo museum exhibition of the visual art of Scott Avett, founding member of the Avett Brothers band. Open Oct 12-Feb 2, 2020, includes large-scale portraits, prints, and paintings.


J.C. Price HS Alumni Assoc Fall Regional meeting in Cleveland, Ohio — Nov. 8-10: Bus departs from Salisbury/Charlotte. $150 per seat. Meeting reflects direction of experiencing new venues. Details: Carolyn Williams, Salisbury Chapter President, 704-633-7162.

Call for vendors

Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec 7-8: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendors call 704-640-2326 or visit

Auditions/call for performers

Spring Theatre seeks adults, teens, children — Audtions by appointment only at audition-registration.html and held at Juxtaposition Dance Studio Woodshed, 1151 Canal Dr W-S • Children of Eden — Passionate retelling of two of the Old Testament’s most beloved tales. Auditions Nov 23; show dates April 17-19 • Trouble In Paradise/ musical — Will and Leslie step into a story book tale. Auditions Dec. 15. For youth grades K-5. Show dates May 29-31.
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.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail

Call for volunteers

Humane Society of Rowan County — Always looking for kind and highly reliable volunteers to help at events, be a foster home, deliver/pick-up pet food, return calls, take pictures of our animals, help with the newsletter, etc. Contact 704-636-5700 or
One Church One Child Rowan County — Contact Jon Hunter, ROCOC coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. rococ or 704-216-7914
Your Rowan Street Team — Help spread positive happenings at the Your Rowan booth. Complete the survey at
Docents at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Training provided; just bring your passion for the arts. 704-636-1882.
Novant Rowan Medical Center — For volunteers of all ages. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact:
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145,
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team pickup helper for animal sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Glenda, 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,
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Jim Martin, 704-638-9000 x3904.
Save The Date: May 16, 2020 — Cheerwine Festival, May 16, 2020. Music, food, activities, Cheerwine. Individuals or groups apply at

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