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Roundabout: what’s happening Jan. 2-8

Night Life
Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • FridayJan 3: Java Jam & Open Mic – 7-11 pm withhost Jeff Martinez. • Sunday Jan 5,: Hot•Spot concert 6-8 pm: Tom Williams, Daron Cogar , & Dean Whittle. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 pm FridayJan 3: Josh Tenery • 8-10 pm SaturdayJan 4: Jon Linker • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Music & more

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
Gibson Brothers to play The Ramkat — Jan. 4 • 8 p.m.: The Gibson Brothers with Shay Martin Lovette opening, 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem. Tickets $17-$30 at RidgeMusicCenter.org or TheRamkat.com or 336-754-9714.
Black Market Trust on stage at The Davis — Jan 25 • 8 p.m. Inspired by legendary Rat-Pack crooners and Gypsy Jazz musicians. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St South, Concord. Tickets $37.50 at 704-920-2787 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Salisbury Symphony presents ‘Come Hear North Carolina’ — Jan. 26 • 4 pm: Family concert featuring the Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus. Especially programmed for families; highlights familiar works by NC composers. Performances by high school students plus the popular Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus. Reduced price tickets. Held at Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. www.salisburysymphony.org
Jim Avett & Friends on stage at The Davis — Jan. 31 • 8 pm: Album of songs originally intended for his children’s ears only. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St South, Concord. Tickets $25 at 704-920-2787 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Theater

Opera Xpress performs The Ugly Duckling — Jan 11 • 3 pm: Suited for children age 4-12. Cabarrus Arts Council’s Family Day. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free, but must reserve in advance. cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/family-days
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.
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
Hickory Community Theatre presents a ‘American Buffalo’ — Opens Jan. 10 in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Rated R for coarse language and strong profanity. 30 3rd St NW, 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org

Wine & beer tastings

Wine About Winter — Feb 7 • 5-9 p.m. Downtown Salisbury’s signature wine tasting event. Tickets include souvenir wine glass and bag, wrist band, tasting pass to 20+ wines from around Rowan count y an d beyond. www.downtownsalisburync.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday The next wine tasting at Salisbury Wine Shop will be Friday, January 10. $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.

This & That

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — Jan. 10 • 7-10 pm: Music by DJ Rawhide. $10. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade — Jan. 18 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Downtown Salisbury, followed by post-parade celebration at Salisbury Civic Center.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast — Jan. 20 • 7-8:30 a.m. $10 at the door. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd, W.
Josh Gates coming to Ovens Auditorium — Feb. 28 • 8 pm: Discovery Channel’s hit series Expedition Unknown. Tickets start at $29.50. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Tuesdays • 7-9 p.m., $5/pp. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Effie and Norman File, 704-633-9555; Caller is Marty Northrup, 864-909-3950.

Fundraisers

‘Elvis Visits Mayberry’ Dinner Theatre, Jan 17-18: Dinner Theatre adults $20, 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.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style)— Jan. 24-25 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 Fourth St, Spencer, Near NC Transportation Museum. 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.com
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.

History

Annual Rowan County history course — 9 weeks. Thursday evenings Jan. 30-March 26: Classes meet at various historic locations.Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103. Info on schedule, class materials atwww.historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class
KHA present Another evening with Norris Dearmon ‘Ninety Seven Years in Sixty Minutes’ Part Two — Jan. 6 • 7 p.m.: A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.

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
Jan 22 •noon: Covered dish, Novant presents Cognitive Testing
Jan 30 • 8 am-5:30 pm Lifeline Screening, call 1-888-653-6450
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
Beginner guitar class for age 50+ — New eight week class starts Monday, Jan 6. Choose 1 pm or 3:30 pm. Cost $50 includes class $40 plus $10 workbook. Must have own acoustic guitar. Info and RSVP at 704-640-0279.

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

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.

Classes

Beginner guitar class for age 50+ — New eight week class starts Monday, Jan 6. Choice of 1 pm or 3:30 pm. Cost $50 includes class $40 plus $10 workbook. Must have own acoustic guitar. Info and RSVP at 704-640-0279.Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave.

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
Carolina Shag Lessons — New sessions starts Jan. 9: professional instructors Ashley and Tobitha Stewart at Shately Blue, 1424 S. Main St., Kannapolis, behind Midway Florist. Beginner class 7 pm and Intermediate 8 pm . $50 per person for 4 week session. No partner required. Info: text 704-202-9655 or email tstewartshag@gmail.com or see www.carolinashaglesson.com

Blood drives

RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Jan 2
Lowes Home Improvement, 207 Faith Road
2-6:30 pm
Jan 6
Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd
11:30 am-4 pm
Jan 10
Salisbury Masonic Lodge, 401 N Fulton St
2-7 pm
Jan 16
Knox Middle School, 1625 W Park Road
Noon-4:30 pm
Jan 19
Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 East Ridge Road
1-5:30 pm
Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52
Noon-4:30 pm
Jan 23
Stallings Memorial Baptist, 817 S. Main St
2:30-7 pm
Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd
1:30-6:30 pm
Jan 24
WAL-MART
323 S. Arlington St, Noon-4:30 pm
Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road, 11:30 am-4 pm

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.

Art

‘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
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — New show opens Jan 9. Thurs-Sat, 11 am-4 pm, www.railwalkgallery.com or 704-469-2781. 409-413 N Lee St.
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

Auditions for PPT youth production ‘Romeo & Juliet’ — 4 or 5 p.m. Jan 6-7: For youth through 12th grade. Norvell Children’s Theater. Register for audition day and time at www.piedmontplayers.com

Call for artists

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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