Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 14-20
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • THURSDAY Nov 14 • 7-10 pm: College night open stage . music, stand-up, poetry • FRIDAY Nov 15 : Java Jam Open Mic 7-11 pm: Host Don Eidman. Sign up at 6:30 • SUNDAY Nov 17: 6-8 pm Sunday: Hot•Spot Concert with Lily Huebner • 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair • 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 — • 8-10 pm Friday: Eli Yacinthe • 8-10 pm Saturday: Marte Maney • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Nu Hi Way • 6:30 pm Saturday: Southern Express • 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, Shttps://www.goburrito.com
Music & more
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, www.rowancountync.gov
Kids in America Totally 80’s Tribute Band — Nov. 22 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
An Evening with Destiny Stone — Nov. 23 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.facebook.com
Destiny Stone performs Live at Lee Street — 7:30 pm Nov 23: Featured artist for Lee Street Theatre’s Spotlight Series. Tickets at leestreet.org
The Kruger Brothers On stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre — Dec. 7: Tickets start at $32.50. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
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 www.leestreet.org 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 PiedmontPlayers.com
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 hickorytheatre.org
Hickory Community Theatre: ‘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 hickorytheatre.org
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Nov 15: Que Syrah Shiraz: All Syrah and Shiraz Wine Tasting with Stephanie. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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. www.carolina.renfestinfo.com
Save The Date: May 16, 2020 — Cheerwine Festival, May 16, 2020 Downtown Salisbury. heerwinefest.com
This & That
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, www.cabarrusarena.com
Piedmont Floral Galleries free design demonstration — Saturday Nov. 16 • 10:30 am: Creating Your Own Designer Christmas Tree. Light refreshments. Doors open 10 am.
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, www.rssed.org › ees
RPL Book Talk at South: David Freeze — Nov. 18 • 7-8 p.m. 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, www.rowancountync.gov
• Kidney transplant fundraiser, 11 am Nov. 22: Port-a-Pit benefit to assist Yolanda Woods with medical expenses. Sponsored by Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Sunday School. Half chicken, drummette and rib plates. Eat in or carry out. 611 E. Monroe St. Free delivery for 5 or more. 704-433-2069 or 704-636-8461.
Turkey shoot at Kennedy Hall — 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec 14: Kennedy Hall Legion Post 106, Hwy 801. Concessions provided by the auxiliary.
F.I.D.O Fall Fest at DogPAWS — 11:30 am -3 pm Nov 23: Dog Park fundraiser and celebration at DogPAWs Dog Park. F.I.D.O (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs and Owners). Contests, competitions, music, vendors, artists, food trucks. Open to the public, furry friends are invited. Renaming Ceremony at noon. 315 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
At The YMCA
J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org
–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, email@example.com
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Nov 21 • 6:30. Carolina Artists welcom Janice Hutchinson Rash for an oil painting demonstration.
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
Discover Fun in Kannapolis
• www.kannapolisnc.gov • Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Events on the newly opened West Avenue
• 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, www.faithart.org
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418 hiveandco.com
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses. www.rowancountync.gov
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., www.SoFulYoga.com or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, for adults and kids. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Ma t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook
Speakers & forums
ESU hosts Dr. Elliot Engel — Deadline Nov. 18 for Nov. 21 event: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
New Location: Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. • Dec 8 – The Mystic Heart. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main S. www.faithart.org
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.
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. Enter from rear parking lot. With M.J. Simms-Maddox, P. Jane Splawn, Tamara Sheffield. Moderated by Teresa Rowell. Light refreshments. Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Corry, president. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
Free screening of ‘Broken Places’ — Nov 21 • 6:30 pm: One hour documentary film about overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences. Wallace Educational Building, 500 N. Main St. Panel discussion, refreshments, ample parking. Sponsored by Partnering for Excellence and CiS. Free, open to the public.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 6th annual ‘Festival of Gifts’ — Meet the Artists reception Nov 23 • 2-4 pm • Event dates Nov 21-Dec 14. Festival and reception are free and open to the public. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N Lee St.
Black Kings art exhibition at CFA — 7-9 pm Nov 23: Art opening, poetry, and music event featuring Shane Manier, artist in residence and guerilla poet. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St, free admission. 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
‘Mook in Color’ at Salisbury Business Center — Original watercolors by local artist Mark (Mook) Brincefield. through Jan 24. At 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
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 www.faithart.org
CA to present miniature artwork show — Opening reception Friday, Nov 22 • 6-8 pm: The Carolina Artists present “Seasons of Joy,” a gallery of Miniature Artwork, at the Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Free, open to the public. Artwork will remain on display 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. https://www.copper.org/consumers/arts/2009/june/Syed.html
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. Through February. www.waterworks.org
“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.
Auditions/call for performers
Spring Theatre seeks adults, teens, children — By appointment only. www.springtheatre.org/ audition-registration.html. Held at Juxtaposition Dance Studio Woodshed, 1151 Canal Dr W-S • Children of Eden — 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. www.themontgomerystore.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
One Church One Child Rowan County — Contact Jon Hunter, ROCOC coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. www.rowancountync.gov/ rococ or 704-216-7914
Your Rowan Street Team — Help spread positive happenings at the Your Rowan booth. Complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/your-rowan-volunteer
Docents at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Training provided; just bring your passion for the arts. 704-636-1882. http://waterworks.org/volunteeringwvac.html.
Novant Rowan Medical Center — For volunteers of all ages. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact: email@example.com
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
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 cheerwinefest.com
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