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Roundbabout: What’s happening Dec. 12-18

Community Calendar

Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • TONIGHT Dec 12 • 7-10 pm: College night open stage music, stand-up, poetry• FRIDAY Dec 13 : Java Jam Open Mic 7-11 pm: Host Host ‘Lurch’ aka Lawrence Frick. Sign up at 6:30• SUNDAY Dec 15: 6-8 pm Sunday: Hot•Spot Concert with with Seth Pittman . 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: Brad Ratledge • 8-10 pm Saturday: Seth Grigg • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Dec 13 Goldline Bluegrass Band • 6:30 pm Saturday. Dec 14 : Destination Bluegrass • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Pete Pawsey Live at New Sarum — Dec. 13 • 6:30-9 p.m. New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N Lee St, https://newsarumbrewing.com/

Music & more

From Las Vegas: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Featuring Joshua Gray Hamilton — Dec 21 • 7-9 p.m. Tickets start at $26.73. Charles Mack Citizen Center’s Joe V. Knox Auditorium, 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville, www.eventbrite.com
Carols and Cocoa with Destiny Stone — Dec 22: cancelled
Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Jan. 1 • 4:30-11 p.m. East Rowan High School, Gold Hill, ncbluegrassmusic.org
On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute — Jan. 4 • 7:30-10:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Speakeasy – SSO Big Band Band Bash w/ Ariel Pocock — Jan. 11 • 6-11 p.m. Crystal Peeler Lounge, Roberton College-Community Center, Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org


PPT presents ‘Cinderella’ — Dec 12-14, 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 15 at 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Dec 13: The Wines of Niner Wine Estates of Paso Robles, California with Stephanie. $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
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

NC Transportation Museum

Winter Fever Train Rides — Dec. 26-29, 31 and Jan. 2-4: Following the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Christmas events, special “Winter Fever Train Rides” are offered for families during the down-time between the Christmas and New Year’s festivities, Dec. 26-29, 31, and Jan. 2-4.


East Rowan FFA all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast — 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Southside Baptist Church. Pancakes, sausage, milk, orange juice, coffee. $6 at the door, $5 in advance. Proceeds benefit East Rowan FFA. Santa will be stopping by as a treat. Southside Baptist Church, intersection of Morlan Park Road and Jake Alexander Blvd.
Pinocchios hosts gift drive—Dec. 17 • 5-9 p.m. Pinocchios of Spencer, 518 Salisbury Ave., hosts a specially priced dinner buffet, no reservations required, while collecting new, unwrapped gifts for their Spencer family in need. For the family’s and clothing size and gender information, see the Facebook event site.
Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Jan. 1 • 4:30-11 p.m. East Rowan High School, Gold Hill, ncbluegrassmusic.org
Speakeasy – SSO Big Band Band Bash w/ Ariel Pocock — Jan. 11 • 6-11 p.m. Crystal Peeler Lounge, Roberton College-Community Center, Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org
15th Annual Waterworks’ Oyster Roast — Jan. 25 • 6:30-11 pm. Tickets on sale now at early bird pricing. http://waterworks.org/specialevents/oysterroast.html


Annual Rowan County history course — 9 weeks. Thursdays, mostly 6:30-8:30, Jan. 30-March 26: Classes meet at various historic locations.Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103. Current members of HSF or Rowan Museum $25. Newcomers to the community (past 12 months) $20. General public $30. Info on schedule, class materials atwww.historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class


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
Dec. 31: Red Cross Blood Drive
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Classic Holiday Movie Marathon — Dec 19 • 2 p.m. Plus holiday refreshments. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S MLK Jr Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org


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


Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Annual Rowan History Course, see HISTORY
• 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
• Priscilla Clark Designs, 119 W. Innes St., 704-223-8452, PriscillaClarkDesigns@gmail.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

Blood drives

RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Dec. 13 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W. Fisher St.
Dec. 14 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Woodleaf Community-Cooleemee Fire Dept, 174 Marginal St., Cooleemee.
Dec. 15 • 1:30-6 p.m.: St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 11020 NC 801, Mount Ulla.
Dec. 16 • 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.: Novant, 612 Mocksville Ave.
Dec. 31 • 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.: JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd.


Improv Charlotte — Dec. 13: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds go to local charities. www.improvcharlotte.com/
James Gregory at the Hickory Community Theatre — Dec 31 • 8 pm: “The Funniest Man in America.” In the old City Hall building at 30 3rd St NW. Tickets $40 at hickorytheatretix.org or by 828-328-2283.


Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 6th annual ‘Festival of Gifts’ — Through Dec 14. Festival and reception are free and open to the public. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N Lee St.
‘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
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. Through February. www.waterworks.org
Robert Toth Art Sculpture Design — Salisbury Antiques & Artifacts Mall, 111 S. Main St., 704-762-9278.
‘Scott Avett: Invisible’ exhibit — Through Feb 2: NC Museum of Art hosts first solo museum exhibition of the visual art of Scott Avett.

Auditions/call for performers

Spring Theatre — By appointment only. www.springtheatre.org/ audition-registration.html. Held at Juxtaposition Dance Studio Woodshed, 1151 Canal Dr W-S • 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.
LTWS to perform ‘The Normal Heart’ — Auditions 5-8 pm Dec 15: Drama based on true story of beginning of the AIDS crisis in NYC. Performance dates March 20-22. Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, 419 N. Spruce St. No appointment necessary. www.LTofWS.org

Call for artists/ artisans

Mooresville Arts 7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit — Intake: Jan 10-11: All fine art media eligible. Details at mooresvillearts.org/gallery

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 hsrcnc1973@gmail.com
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: mfbostian@novanthealth.org
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 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. 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, hps@horseprotection.org
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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