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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 16-22

Community Calendar

Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
Tonight: Jan 16: College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry.
Friday Jan 17: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm Host ‘Lurch’ aka Lawrence Frick. Sign up begins at 6:30
Sunday Jan 19: 6-8 pm Hot•Spot concert with Darcie Richardson
Wednesday Jan 22: ‘Drink & Draw’ 7-9 pm, Supplies included or bring your own
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, Jan 17: Cory Luetjen • 8-10pm Saturday, Jan 18: Marte Maney • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
The Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar, 118 N Main St. — Jan 25 • 6:30-9:30 pm.: Ed Blankenship Live! Acoustic Show

Music & more

Ken Davis performs at newly renovated MRV pavilion — Sunday, Jan. 19 • 2-4 pm. The music is free to the public, however if you wish to come for brunch, RSVP at www.morganridgevineyards.com. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911.
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. Performances by high school students plus the Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus. Held at Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. www.salisburysymphony.org
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
The Hall Sisters in concert — Valentines Day Feb. 14 • 7 pm: First Baptist Church in Salisbury.Free, no ticket required. Love offering will be received. 223 N Fulton St, 704-633-0431.
The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner — Feb 22 • 6:30 pm: Back by popular demand, singing at Gold Hill First Baptist Church. Free concert with a love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis.Doors open 5:30 pm. See www.scottssing.com

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Deathtrap’— Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 30-Feb.1 Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
PPT youth present — Special Pre-show “Stuart Little” party before Feb. 1 2:30 pm matinee of “Stuart Little.” Games, prizes, snacks, surprise. $10 includes 1 child and 1 parent, extra members of the family are $5. You must have a ticket to the “Stuart Little” performance to be able to attend the party.The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
PPT set construction — For “Rumors, ” Feb. 8, 10 am-4 pm, Feb. 9, 1-5 pm. No experience necessary. Lunch provided Saturdays. Come for a few hours or all day; enter stage door at end of alley beside Chef Santos. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
Hickory Community Theatre presents a ‘American Buffalo’ — Jan. 10-26: In the Firemen’s Kitchen. Rated R for coarse language and profanity. 30 3rd St NW, 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org
Little Theatre of W-S presents ‘Science Fiction Double Feature: The Plays of Ray Bradbury’ — Jan. 17-26: ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.’ Mountcastle Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. Tickets and schedule at www.LTofWS.org or 336-725-4001.
Hickory Community Theatre presents ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ — Jan. 31-Feb. 16: in the Jeffers Theatre.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 Jan. 17: Great weekday wines good any day of the week with Stephanie Potter. $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

North Carolina Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889 or www.nctrans.org

This & That

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.
Catawba Baseball First Pitch Dinner — Jan. 25 • 6-8:30 p.m. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, Info at 800- 228-2922 or Facebook.
Pray Rowan — Feb 1 • 10–11 a.m. Shive Elementary. Gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrozunds in prayer. www.prayecclesia.com
Josh Gates coming to Ovens Auditorium — Feb. 28 • 8 pm: From 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 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
Benefit concert for Meals on Wheels Rowan — Jan. 25 • 7:30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) Featuring Motel Soap. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St. $10 suggested donation per seat; reserve a seat at 704-633-0352 or www.mowrowan.org/motelsoap or stop by 1307 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer.

Ruritan chicken and dumpling dinner — Jan. 25, 4 p.m.-until. Donations accepted. Millbridge Ruritan Club, 490 Sloan Road, Mt Ulla. To support scholarship fund.
15th Annual Waterworks’ Oyster Roast — Jan. 25 • 6:30-11 pm. Tickets at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/oysterroast.html
Milford Hills UMC BBQ — Jan 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: 1630 Statesville Blvd. Pit cooked Bar-B-Que, slaw, bread, dessert, coffee, tea. Bottled water with take out and drive thru. $8/ticket. Free delivery 5 or more orders: 704-636-0471.
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.
The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner — Feb 22 • 6:30 pm: Back by popular demand, singing at Gold Hill First Baptist Church. Free concert with a love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis.Doors open 5:30 pm. See www.scottssing.com
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Dinner — March 6: Dine in, carry out. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. Spaghetti (with meat or meatless sauce), salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea. Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supper 5:-7:30 p.m. Delivery of 5 or more to the same work address, beverage not included. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, Rhyne Building, 817 S. Main St. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan County. 704-636-5700 or fax 704-633-5832 by March 5.

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

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
AARP — Feb 6 • 1 pm: Toi Degree from NC Extension Service on Healthy Snacks. 2020 officers installed. Pizza party after. For seniors 50+. 704-216-7714. :

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
16th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 24-26: Thousands of square feet of exhibits, latest products and services for home and landscapes. Adults $9, children 12 and under free. Online coupon. Parking: $5.
The biggest alpaca event in the Southeast — Feb. 15-16: Free to the public. Alpaca show, vendors, educational classes, demonstrations, Alpaca Selfie Booth. www.carolinaalpacacelebration.com

Classes

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, Mt Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Blood drives

RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Jan 16
[Oneblood Drive.] East Rowan High School, 175 St. Lukes Church Road, 8:45 am -1:45pm
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.

Comedy

Andrew Schulz: The Matador Tour — March 22 • McGlohon Theater. Charlotte. Native New Yorker and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Tickets start at $34.50. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Film

Poor People’s Campaign presents ‘We Cried Power’ preview — Jan. 20 • 6:30 p.m.: Documentary by Dara Kell documenting the revived Poor People’s Campaign. Free 45-minute sneak preview at Mission House church, 120 Statesville Blvd. Pastor Anthony Smith of Mission House will facilitate a group discussion. www.poorpeoplescampaign.org
Sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival accepting submissions — May 8-9, 2020; submissions accepted through March. Must have a NC connection. LongleafFilmFestival.com or 919-814-7028 or sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov

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
‘Scott Avett: Invisible’ exhibit — Through Feb 2: NC Museum of Art hosts first solo museum exhibition of the visual art of Scott Avett. Through Feb 2.
Hart Witzen Gallery presents ‘Spring Free For All 2020’ — March 7 • 6-10 p.m.: Large, diverse visual arts exhibit featuring recent works of Hart Witzen studio artists and regional artists. 2422 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. http://www.hartwitzengallery.com/FREEforALL/

Call for performers

The Salisbury Symphony, in conjunction with the Phoenix Readers, will hold open auditions for seven readers, four female and three male to be featured in the symphony’s multimedia performance of “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” in March. No preparation needed. Auditions take place Jan. 19, 2-4 p.m., at the Gateway Building. 204 E. Innes St.

Call for singers

S-R Choral Society Spring concert rehearsals — begin Tuesday, Jan. 21 • 7 pm: Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. For details about singing, call 704-267-2712 and set up a time for a short vocal placement/audition.

Call for artists

Hart Witzen Hart Witzen Gallery ‘Spring Free For All 2020’ — March 7: All artists welcome to apply: painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, installation artists, new media.Deadline Feb. 22. 2422 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. See http://www.hartwitzengallery.com/FREEforALL.htmlFREEforALL.html

Call for volunteers

Humane Society of Rowan County —Help at events, be a foster home, deliver/pick-up pet food, return calls, take pictures of animals, help with the newsletter, etc. 704-636-5700 or hsrcnc1973@gmail.com
One Church One Child Rowan County — 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 — All ages welcome to help. Contact mfbostian@novanthealth.org
The Pedal Factory — 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team helper. 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.
Liberty Hospice — Place 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.
Cheerwine Festival — May 16: cheerwinefest.com

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