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Roundabout: What’s Happening Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Community Calendar


Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — Tonight: Jan 30: College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry. Friday Jan 31: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm Host Jeff Martinez. Sign up begins at 6:30. Saturday Feb 1: Photo Exhibit by T. Anthony Brewer, Opening reception 6-8 pm. Meet the artist! Lite refreshment. Sunday Feb 2: 6-8 pm Hot•Spot concert with Chelsea Rhae Childers. 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 31: Seth Pittman • 8-10 pm Saturday, Feb 1: Colton Sherrill • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Music & more

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday Jan 31: Performance by NuHiway with special guest Toni Hodge, followed by open jam session. Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Salisbury Symphony presents — March 14: Ellis Island: Dream Of America, A Multimedia Performance 7:30pm, Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St. 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
Davina & The Vagabonds on stage at The Davis — Feb 8 • 8 pm: Compare to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse. Tickets $37.50. 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.
W-S Symphony Pops Concert featuring the music of John Williams — Feb. 15 • 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 • 2 p.m. Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, more. Characters appear courtesy of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets begin at $24 at 336-464-0145 or wssymphony.org.
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
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band spring concert — March 15 • 4 pm: Honoring area band directors with “The Key Signature.” Free concert at Winkler Middle School, 4501 Weddington Road, Concord.


Final wperformances of Lee Street theatre’s ‘Deathtrap’— Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Opens Friday: PPT youth present ‘Stuart Little’ — Jan. 31-Feb. 8: The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
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
Little Theatre of W-S presents ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’ — Feb 7-16: Reynolds Place Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem. Tickets $25 at 336-725-4001 or www.LTofWS.org
PPT set construction — For “Rumors, ” Feb. 8, 10 am-4 pm, Feb. 9, 1-5 pm. No experience necessary. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

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. No tasting this week. 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
Special Exhibit – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge — Through March 29: Real artifacts from La Concorde, the ship Blackbeard captured and renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge, making it his flagship. Weaponry, nautical tools, personal items used by pirates, possibly even Blackbeard himself. Interactive displays, quizzes, and props.
At the Throttle: Jeddo Coal No. 85 Steam Locomotive — Saturdays March 7-April 4: Hands-on historical experience, rolling down the rails under the power of steam. Safety orientation included.

This & That

Pray Rowan — Feb 1 • 10–11 a.m. Shive Elementary. Gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrozunds in prayer. www.prayecclesia.com
Charlotte Spring Home & Garden Show — Feb. 28-March 1 and March 6-8: Local landscape designers and companies display this year’s theme “Vintage South.” The latest in She Sheds. Meet Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House and Ask This Old House. Held at The Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte.Times and tickets at Charlottespring homeandgardenshow.com
AAUW benefit gala ‘It’s About Time’ — March 7 • 6:30-10 pm: See FUNDRAISERS.
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.


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.
Poor Man’s Supper — Feb 1 • 11 am: Chicken, slaw, pinto beans, cornbread. $6. Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St.
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.
Bingo at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall — Feb. 7 • Doors open 5 pm, games begin 6:15 pm. Tickets available at the door. Silent auction (cakes, pies). 862 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville. Learn more at 336-752-2973 ext. 3.
2020 Special Olympics Rowan County Polar Plunge — Feb 22: Plunge for minimum $25 or raise more as an individual or team. Traveling trophies, costume contest, door prizes, raffle, free food, music. Elk’s Chub River Park, 6401 Long Ferry Road. Proceeds benefit local Special Olympic Athletes. See https://give.classy.org/2020RowanPlunge or call Jesse Byrd at Hurley YMCA 704-738-5134. Free tee shirt for plungers pre-registered by Feb. 15.
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. Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supper 5:-7:30 p.m. Delivery of 5 or more, 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.
AAUW benefit gala ‘It’s About Time’ — March 7 • 6:30-10 pm: Salisbury Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Women’s History Month Benefit Gala, Crystal Lounge, Catawba College. Theme celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Music from 1920-2020, live performances by the Ladies of Lee Street Theatre, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Destiny Stone. Women in Business vendors on site. Gala proceeds help send local college women to National Conference for College Student Leaders. $35 per person/ $280 per table. RSVP by Feb. 29 at 704-855-8353 or Eventbrite.com


Historic Gold Hill annual membership meeting — Feb. 3 • 7 p.m. Russell-Rufty Shelter, Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. Commemorating 30 years of restoration efforts at Gold Hill. Preservation awards to be presented. 735 St. Stephens Church Road. www.historicgoldhill.com or 704-267-9439.


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are free and open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org
–Feb 3 • 11 am: Dr. Imdu Josh presents Mindfulness Mediation
–Feb 4 • 1 pm: Melissa Eller presents The Art of Healing & Touch
–Feb 26 • 12 pm: Novant pesents Pulmonary COPD Lunch and Learn covered Dish
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com
Coming trips:
–Feb 28 • 9 am: Charlotte Southern Spring Show
–March 10 • noon: Barn Dinner Theater ‘Nine to Five’ play, lunch. Sign up by Feb. 25.
–April 7 • 3:30 pm: Belk Theater• supper, River Dance show. Sign up by March 5.

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.
Sweetheart Dance — Feb 15 • 6:30-11 p.m. $70- $130. Held at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd S.


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
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


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
• 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).
• Feb 3: Wal-Mart, 323 S. Arlington St., 9:30 AM – 2 PM
• Feb 3: Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd. W, 11:30 AM -4 PM
• Feb 9: Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 3760 Stokes Ferry Road, 12:30-5 PM

One Blood, www.cbcc.us
•Feb 10: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul Church Road, 2-6:30 PM
• Feb 12: RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S, 9 AM – 1:30 PM

Speakers & forums

Up next at the ESU — Feb. 20: National Geographic Magazine‘s Dr. Dennis Dimick. 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.


ClearWater Arts Center and Studios Spring Judged Show — Opening reception / awards ceremony Feb 9 • 2-4- p.m. Show open through March 26. 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Plein air paintings by Phyllis Steimel, watercolors and collage by Susan King, Downtown scenes by Marina. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe gallery.com, www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — New group show on exhibit. 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. ncartmuseum.org
See ‘Stickwork’ at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — Feb. 1-March 15: The Magnificent Seven, 300 whimsical bent and interwoven stick sculptures by NC artist Patrick Dougherty.6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont, https://www.dsbg.org
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/
‘Mook in Color’ Watercolor Art Exhibit — Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Original watercolors by local artist Mark Brincefield. Free, open to the public. Salisbury Business Center 301 S. Main Street


Community Travelers trips — Feb 29: Shopping trip to Hamricks and the Gaffney Outlets. Cost is $20 Contact Brenda at 704-431-3974 or Cathy at 704-433-5609

Call for vendors

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: Registration now open for all arts & craft and commercial vendors at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com
Downtown Salisbury Cheerwine Festival — May 16: Vendor applications for food, beverage, crafts open Feb. 1 at cheerwinefest.com. Deadline March 6.

NC Folk Festival — September 2020: Accepting applications for food and craft vendors. Deadline March 2. Crafts: contact marketplace@ncfolkfestival.com. Food: contact food@ncfolkfestival.com

Call for artists

ClearWater Arts Center and Studios Spring Judged Show — Feb 9-March 26: Open to artists residing in Cabarrus and surrounding counties. See www.cabarrusartguild.org for Prospectus. Intake dates Feb. 7-8. Opening reception/ awards ceremony Feb. 9. 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com
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: Music, food, activities, Cheerwine. Individuals or groups apply at cheerwinefest.com
Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.com

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