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Roundabout: What’s happening Dec. 19-25

Community Calendar


Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• TONIGHT Dec 19 • 7-10 pm: College night open stage. Music, stand-up, poetry • Friday Dec 20: SANTAPALOOZA Holiday Jam & Open Mic: 7-11 pm: Hosted by Old Rockers.
• Saturday Dec 21: The Longest Night, 7-9 pm. Winter Solstice with The Moonglows. Free. • Sunday Dec 22, 2019 – Mitch Hayes & Friends Holiday Hot•Spot: 6-8 pm.  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 —704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday Dec 20: Grass Strings • 6 pm Saturday. Dec 21: Bluegrass Christmas Saturday Night with NuHiWay and special guests The New High Country Boys 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

TONIGHT: Cauble Creek Vineyard annual Christmas Party — Dec 19 • 6-9 p.m. Music by Ed Blankenship plus Mexican food truck. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.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
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
On stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre — Black Market Trust live at The Davis Theater — Saturday, Jan 25 at 8 p.m. The Black Market Trust brings high energy performances inspired by the legendary Rat-Pack crooners and Gypsy Jazz musicians from days gone by. See them live on Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. at The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St , South, Concord. Tickets $37.50 at 704-920-2787 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org


PPT presents ‘Cinderella’ — Dec 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street theatre presents ‘Deathtrap’ — Jan 23-25 & Jan. 30-Feb.1. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Dec 20: A Roman Holiday! An Italian Wine Celebration with Andrew Alley. $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
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

NC Transportation Museum

North Carolina Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer. www.nctrans.org
Winter Fever Train Rides — Dec. 26-29, 31 and Jan. 2-4: Special “Winter Fever Train Rides” for families during the down-time between the Christmas and New Year’s festivities, Dec. 26-29, 31, and Jan. 2-4. Rides at 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday; 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm Sunday.
Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibit — Jan. 16-19 •


‘Elvis Visits Mayberry’ Dinner Theatre, Jan 17-18: Dinner Theatre adults $200, children under 11, $12. Show only adults $10, children under 11, $5. First Baptist Church, 223 N Fulton St. Proceeds benefit spring mission trip. Tickets: call Rod or Lisa at 704-633-0431.
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
Southern City Church’s annual Four Seasons Dinner Theater — Feb 8 • 6 p.m. Salisbury Civic Center. Foods from the four seasons plus entertainment. Tickets $20. Contact Nehemiah Hawkins, 704-797-8392.


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


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.

At Cabarrus Arena

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
C&E Gun Show — Jan 4-5: Gold Hall 1. Adult admission $9, children under 12 free with adult ticket.
Tom Mack Classic Car Auctions — Jan 10-11: General admission $10, parking $5.
Ring of Honor Wrestling — Jan. 12 • 7 p.m. $25.


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. 31 • 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.: JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd.

Speakers & forums

ESU to host Dr. Jonathon Gardner — Jan. 23: Dr. Gardner tackles the age-old question: where did we come from? “Finding Our Origins with the Hubble and James Webb Telescopes.” Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or gwood@gerrywoodauto.com. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
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.


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.

‘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, founding member of the Avett Brothers band. Open Oct 12-Feb 2, 2020, includes large-scale portraits, prints, and paintings.

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.

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