Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 13-19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 13, 2020

Community Calendar

Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — Tonight: Feb 13: College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry. Friday Feb 14: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm Host Sue McHugh. Sign up begins at 6:30. Sunday Feb 16: 6-8 pm Hot•Spot concert with Salty D.O.G. Andrew Saltz . 704-303-9120,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 pm Friday: Eli Yacinthe • 8-10 pm Saturday: Bob Trice Acoustic Measures • 704-754-8379,

Music & more

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. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets at 336-464-0145 or
The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner — Feb 22 • 6:30 pm: Gold Hill First Baptist Church. Free, love offering supports the cure of Cystic Fibrosis.Doors open 5:30 pm. See
Catawba College Spring Choral Concert — Feb 23 • 4 pm: “Love is in the Air” features selections related to the love of God, Country and Humankind. Pop Acapella, Chamber Choirs will also perform. Under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, Jacob Hahn accompanies. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Free, open to the public.
Friends of RPL Free Concert Series: Flat Tire Trio — Feb. 27 • 7 p.m. Friends of Rowan Public Library present Flat Tire Trio, bluegrass, blues, rock, reggae. RPL Stanback Auditorium, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228,
On stage at The Davis — March 7 • 8 pm: Melinda Doolittle. $40. American Idol finalist sings The Great American Soulbook. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St South, Concord. Tickets at 704-920-2787 or
The Jeff Little Trio Live at Lee Street — March 13 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507 ,
Salisbury Symphony presents —March 14 • 7:30 pm: Ellis Island Dream Of America, Peter Boyer’s multimedia work for orchestra with video and actors. Plus Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony. $10-$35. Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St.,
W-S Festival Ballet presents Beethoven Rocks —March 13-14 • 8 pm: Dancing Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Rakowski. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N Spruce St. Tickets $35/$30.50 at 336-747-1414.
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, Concord.
Bell Tower Ringers Handbell Festival concert — March 21 • 4 p.m. Led by David VanderMeer, Minister of Music and Fine Arts at First Presbyterian, of Ann Arbor, Mich. The public is invited. Held in Lewis Hall, First Prestyterian Church, 308 W Fisher St, 704-636-1321,


PPT youth theater performs ‘Romeo & Juliet’ — Feb. 21-22, and 28-29. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471,
Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ — Feb 27-29 and March 5-7 • 7:30 pm. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,
Carson High School’s musical preview of upcoming ‘Bright Star’ — March 2 • 7-8 p.m. 15 minute set with actors previewing show, ticket sales onsite. Soutsh Main Book Company, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788
PPT Mainstage presents ‘Rumors’ — March 5-8: Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or
Jesse Carson High School Spring musical —March 26-29: “Bright Star School Edition” by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, features beautiful bluegrass music.Tickets and info at
Hickory Community Theatre presents ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ — Through Feb. 16: Jeffers Theatre.30 3rd St NW, 828-328-2283 or
Little Theatre of W-S presents ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’ — Through Feb 16: Reynolds Place Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem. Tickets $25 at 336-725-4001 or
Hickory Community Theatre to perform ‘Shakespeare In Love’ — March 6-22: Jeffers Theatre, 30 3rd St NW. 828-328-2283 or

Wine & beer tastings

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

NC Transportation Museum

North Carolina Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889 or
Boy Scouts of America Rail Camp — Feb. 21-23
Special Exhibit – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge — Through March 29: Real artifacts from the ship Blackbeard captured and renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge. Weaponry, nautical tools, personal items. 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.


Pfeiffer University’s inaugural diversity African American celebration — Feb 13 • 6-7 pm: Poetry slam in the theater /-Feb 16 • 6-7 pm: Unity in love celebration in the chapel /For info email Pfeiffer is in in Misenheimer.
‘Irish Done Right’ — March 12: Irish music, dance, food. Featuring entertainment by Erin Tide Band and St. Joseph’s Irish Dancers. Held at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. RSVP to 828-632-6966 or see
8th Annual Celtic Festival at Latta Plantation — March 14-15: Celtic musicians, dancers, bagpipers, Celtic warriors in action, historic encampments plus weavers, spinners, artisans, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, bakers and food trucks, craft beer. Advance tickets at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road,Huntersville, 704-875-2312,
2020 Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30: Sammy Kershaw concert headliner. Kannapolis.
Cheerwine Festival — May 16, Downtown
Historic Memorial Day Parade — May 25 • 3 p.m.: Downtown Salisbury, sponsored by J CPrice American Legion Post 107 and Auxiliary.

This & That

Toy & Baseball Card Show — Feb 15 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $4, age 15 and under free. Free parking. Rowan County Fair Grounds, 1560 Julian Road.
Charlotte Spring Home & Garden Show — Feb. 28-March 1 and March 6-8: Theme “Vintage South.” The latest in She Sheds. Meet Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House. Held at The Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte.Times and tickets at Charlottespring
Josh Gates at Ovens Auditorium — Feb. 28 • 8 pm: From Discovery Channel’s hit series Expedition Unknown. Tickets start at $29.50., 800-745-3000, box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
AAUW benefit gala ‘It’s About Time’ — March 7 • 6:30-10 pm: See also FUNDRAISERS. American Association of University Women Women’s History Month Benefit Gala. RSVP by Feb. 29 at 704-855-8353 or
‘Pearls of Wisdom’ quilt show — May 1-2: West End Event Center. Details and discount ticket coupon at
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.


Local Author Meet & Greet — Feb. 29 • 2-4 p.m. Free. Andrew Waters, M. J. Simms-Maddox, Jen Guberman, Patricia Commander will sign their latest works. South Main Book Company, 110 S. Main St., Salisbury 7046309788


Chili Cook-off and Dessert Auction — Feb. 15 • 5-7 p.m. Third annual Chili Cookoff and Tasting. All proceeds benefit narthex expansion & accessibility project at Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-636-5092.
2020 Special Olympics Rowan County Polar Plunge — Feb 22: Plunge for minimum $25 or raise more as an individual or team. Elk’s Chub River Park, 6401 Long Ferry Road. Proceeds benefit local Special Olympic Athletes. See 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
Sweet Potato Queens’ mardi Gras Gala — Feb 22 • 6:30-10:30 pm: At the Harold B. Jarrett Legion Post , 1024 Lincolnton Road, dinner, dancing, silent auction, half and half, raffles. Proceeds benefit the Wallace Cancer Center. $35 per person. Dancing to King Tunes plus performance by Mother Blues.
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Dinner — March 6: Dine in, carry out. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. Spaghetti, 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. 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. 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Music from 1920-2020, live performances by the Ladies of Lee Street Theatre, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Destiny Stone. $35 per person/ $280 per table. RSVP by Feb. 29 at 704-855-8353 or
Fourth annual Gospel Fundraiser — March 14 • 3 p.m.: Featuring Joylites, Carriers of Joy, Gospel Supremes, Mike White & the Church Choir, Echoes for Christ, Gospel Keytones, Tower of Power Church Choir., Unity ‘N Praise. Held at Tower of Power Churchy, 601 E. Cemetery St. Fish and chicken sandwiches, plates will be sold. Info: 704-636-3015.

Rowan Museum and
Rowan Museum and Rowan Public Library together sponsor a six-month campaign of lectures and events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II called Victory 45! Next up:
Feb 24: Mike Cline “Hollywood Goes to War” 7:30pm. Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
March 1-31: Women Partisans Exhibit – Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
March 10: Evin Burleson “Rowan County in the War Years” 7 pm. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
March 24: Dennis and Christine McClure “Rowan Soldiers in the Subartic” 7 pm. Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. .
April 14: Zev Harel “A Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story” 7 pm. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
April 18: World War II Movie – Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
May 12: “A Roundtable of Local World War II Veterans” 7 pm. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
May 21: Introduction to Swing Dance – 6-8 pm, Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
June 9: Dr. Michael Bitzer “Politics Then to Now” 7 pm. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
Aug 11: Dr. William Morris “Myth Busting World War II” 7 pm. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.


Defense of Fort Dobbs Remembered — Feb. 29-March 1: A glimpse of the harrowing days of the Anglo-Cherokee War, 1760. The 260th anniversary program features living history interpreters, musket and swivel cannon firing demonstrations, 18th century military camp life. Admission $2 per person. 704-873-5882 or
8th Annual Celtic Festival at Latta Plantation — March 14-15: See FESTIVALS


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,
–Feb 26 • 12 pm: Novant pesents Pulmonary COPD Lunch and Learn covered Dish
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am,
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,
Carolina Artists host open demonstration — Feb 20 • 6:30 pm: Brandon Henrie presenting introduction to watercolor painting, including a still life demonstration. For anyone 18 and over, not just seniors. Visitors welcome.
Movie Of The Month — Feb. 27 • 2 p.m. Anna chooses Feb 29 to propose marriage then meets a charming innkeeper and begins to reevaluate her plans.


Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public.
• 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,
The Biggest Alpaca Event in the Southeast — Feb. 15-16: Free to the public. Alpaca show, vendors, educational classes, demonstrations, Alpaca Selfie Booth.
Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — Feb 22-23 • 10 a.m. Seminars, live encounters, vendors. advice. $12 adults, $5 kids ages 5-12, and children 4 & under free. parking $5.


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,
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
• Priscilla Clark Designs, 119 W. Innes St., 704-223-8452,
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses.
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, for adults and kids. 123 E. Liberty St,
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Mt Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Blood drives or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Feb 14: Price Pharmacy, 110 E. Bank St, Granite Quarry, 11 AM-3:30
Feb 16: Mt. Moriah Lutheran, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove, 1-5:30 PM
Feb 21: Belk, 1455 Klumac Road, 1:30-6 PM
Feb 21: North Rowan High School, Spence, 7:45 AM-12:15
Feb 22: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 8 AM-12:30

One Blood,
Feb 18: Alex Yates Birthday Celebration Blood Drive, 2300 W Innes St. 11-3

Speakers & forums

KAA·MaCC launches its community speaker series — Feb 22 • 1 p.m.: Featuring local author Bernard Davis Jr., Cabarrus County Library, Kannapolis Branch, 850 Mountain St.Plus networking reception at 2:30 pm, Editions Bookstore, 217 S. Main St., Kannapolis.Limited seating to first 25 people; RSVP to 704-925-1314 or
Dr. Dennis Dimick speaks next at the ESU — Feb. 20: National Geographic Magazine‘s Dr. Dennis Dimick. Deadline Feb. 17. Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or
Eric Williams, PhD, Heritage Lecture Series at Hood Seminary — Feb 21 • 7 p.m. and Feb 22 • 10 a.m. Aymer Center on campus, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive. Free, open to the public. Register at
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.


Now Are the Foxes presented by Lee Street theatre— March 14: Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,
Andrew Schulz: The Matador Tour — March 22 • McGlohon Theater. Charlotte. Native New Yorker and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Tickets start at $34.50. or 800-745-3000 or

Home & Garden

Rowan Rose Society regular meetings start — Feb. 18 • 7pm: John Calvin Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Information: Sara Hill 704-642-1612.
Calling all rose lovers: learn to prune (when and how) — March 14 (rain date March 21) • 8-10 am. The Rowan Rose Society will prune the roses in the Triangle Garden on West Innes St. Bring your pruners.


Sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival accepting submissions — May 8-9 ; submissions accepted through March. Must have a NC connection. or 919-814-7028 or


The Carolina Artists — Feb 20 • 6:30 pm: Hosting a watercolor demonstration at the next meeting. Open to the public, not just members. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714,
Annual Student Art Expo sponsored by The Carolina Artists — March 9-12 • 3- 7 pm: Showcasing art by Salisbury area students in grades K-12 at the Salisbury Civic Center. Free and open to the public. 315 S. MLK Jr. Ave.
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — View the Lovely Blue exhibition featuring contemporary works by regional artists. 5:30 Tu-Fri, 10-3 Sat. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe,
Frederick Graff Watercolor Workshop — April 23-26: Mooresville Arts presents, Frederick C Graff, AWS-DF, NWS, TWSA-MS. For intermediate to advanced. Early Bird Special ends March 15. Members $40/Non-members $450. Held at Langtree Plantation. See or
‘Art in Nature’ photography exhibit opening reception — Feb. 21 • 6-8 p.m. Free. Meet artists Shane Tolliver and Michael Frank. Light refreshments, live music with Samantha Gabrielle. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St. 704-209-4589,
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — New group show on exhibit. Thurs-Sat, 11 am-4 pm, or 704-469-2781. 409-413 N Lee St.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Feb. 8-May 16: Opening reception Feb. 14 • 5:30 p.m. Spring 2020 Exhibition – Creative Habitats. Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St,


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 Musicians

Bell Tower Ringers Handbell Festival — March 20-21 • Deadline to register Feb. 21. Led by David VanderMeer, Minister of Music and Fine Arts at First Presbyterian, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Concert is 4 p.m. March 21 in Lewis Hall, First Presbyterian Church. Questions?

Call for vendors

Downtown Salisbury Cheerwine Festival — May 16: Vendor applications for food, beverage, crafts at Deadline March 6.
Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: Register through March for arts & craft and commercial vendors at
NC Folk Festival — September 2020: Accepting applications for food and craft vendors. Deadline March 2. Crafts: contact Food: contact


PPT to present ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fourm’ — Auditions Feb. 24-25 • 7 p.m.: Third floor Meroney Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Must pre-register at 704-633-5471,

Call for artists/ artisans

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
Spring into Arts — Accepting applications for May 9, 2020 festival Downtown Concord, Open to artists and crafters of jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, more. Download form and submit check with payment by March 31. $85 for 10 x 10 space. Original and handmade work only. Questions? Email or call 704-784-4208.
Historic Gold Hill’s Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival — May 9: Artists and craft persons submit applications to participate in the 2020 Gold Rush Art and Crafts Festival in the Historic Village of Gold Hill. Vendor applications may be found at Space fee $40. Hand made only; subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? Email goldhillmerchants

Call for volunteers

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — Front desk, mainly answering phone; help with fundraisers, public events; general kennel assistance. See
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
One Church One Child Rowan County — Jon Hunter, ROCOC coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. rococ or 704-216-7914
Your Rowan Street Team — Help spread positive happenings at the Your Rowan booth. Complete the survey at
Docents at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Training provided; just bring your passion for the arts. 704-636-1882.
Novant Rowan Medical Center — All ages welcome to help. Contact
The Pedal Factory — 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145,
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email 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,
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


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