Roundabout: What’s Happening Dec. 17-23
Christmas events 2015
Hall House Christmas tours — Guides in period costume offer tours of the decorated Victorian 1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays – Sundays. A candlelight tour will be held on Christmas Eve, from 6 to 8 p.m. 226 S. Jackson St. Admission $5; $3 for ages 6-12. www.HistoricSalisbury.org for more information.
Christmas at Kerr Mill — 1-3 p.m. Dec. 20: Refreshments will be served. Visit Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla. Call 704-637-7778 for details.
Polar Express Train Ride — Dec. 17-22. Tickets and info at http://www.nctrans.org/
Scrooge Christmas Trolley tour — Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 19. For times and tickets see http://visitsalisburync.com/vp/1071.aspx
Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express — Through Dec. 31: 6-9:30 p.m. at Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. http://kannapolischristmas.com/celebration-of-lights/
Final weekend of PPT’s ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ (show added) — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at at 7:30 p.m. • Dec 19 at 2:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Final weekend of LSt’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-19. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Closing weekend for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz’ — 8 p.m. Dec. 19-20. • 2:30 p.m. weekend matinees on Dec. 19-20. www.oldcourt housetheatre.org or call 704-788-2405.
Christmas in The Grove — Dec. 18 from 4-8 p.m. in China Grove. Sledding, s’mores, hot chocolate. Also Dec. 19 from 6-8 p.m. with sledding, horse and wagon rides, Santa, hot chocolate, s’mores. Details on www.chinagrovenc.gov
‘The Nutcracker’ — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20: By Piedmont Dance Theatre with the Salisbury Symphony, Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium. All seats reserved. www.salisburysymphony.org
Unplugged/ acoustic Christmas benefit concert — 7:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 19: Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Kevin Max. Net proceeds and canned goods benefit Rowan Helping Ministries and The Hands & Feet Project . Held at Grace Bible Church in Rockwell. www.facebook.com/ events/ 487257908117981/
Caroling in Fulton Heights — 5:45 p.m. Dec. 23: Meet in the parking lot at Mau-pin Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Trolley will be available for riding.
N.C. Transportation Museum’s Winter Fever Train Rides— Dec. 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, and Jan. 2. Visit http://nctrans.org/ for times and ticket information.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Bell Tower — 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31: Annual downtown Salisbury tradition in partnership with the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department.
New Year’s Eve Tomato Drop — 9 p.m. – midnight Dec 31: Annual Woodleaf event in affiliation with the Woodleaf Tomato Festival. At Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf. Details at 704-278-4248 or woodleaftomatofestival @yahoo.com
31st annual Old Christmas at Old Stone House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 2 and noon-4 p.m., Jan. 3: Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
Out of Town Traditions
Twin City Stage presents Macy’s ‘Yes, Virginia The Musical’ — Dec. 18-20: Based on the true story. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Time and tickets at www.twincitystage.org
Tanglewood Festival of Lights — Through Jan. 3, Clemmons: Light tours plus family activities. http://visitwinstonsalem.com/
Christmas Town USA — Through Dec. 26, McAdenville. In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households. www.mcadenville-christmastown.com/
Christmas at Old Salem — Through Dec. 31, Winston-Salem. Candlelight tours, holiday music, attend the Moravian Candle Tea. http://www.oldsalem.org/
National Gingerbread Competition — Through Jan. 3, Grove Park Inn, Asheville. www.exploreasheville.com/
Gardens aglow — • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, Holiday Lights at the Garden through Jan. 3 • Asheville, Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum through Jan. 2 • Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, Holiday Lights in the Garden through Dec. 27. See VisitNC.com
Christmas at Biltmore — Through Jan. 10. Candlelight tours through Jan. 2. Asheville. See http://christmas.biltmore.com/
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Closing weekend for PPT’s holiday comedy ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday; Saturday at 2:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/ students $8. 704-633-5471, www.Piedmont Players.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Closing weekend for LSt’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — Dec. 10-13, 17-19. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Closing weekend at OCT for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz’ — 8 p.m. Dec. 19-20. • 2:30 p.m. weekend matinees on Dec. 19-20. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org. Tickets at www.ocytnc.org or 704-788-2405.
Music & more
Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Dance present ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 19-20: Keppel Auditorium. Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org
LIVE at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9: Chatham County Line. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets $25+ tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Lee Street theatre presents ‘Broadway Lullabies’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15+ tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
This & That
Author’s book signing at Kannapolis Library — 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17: Cabarrus County native and historian Michael Eury presents his newest book, “Legendary Locals of Cabarrus County,” followed by a book signing and refreshments. See www.cabarruscounty.us/library
Horizons Unlimited — • Dec. 19: 3 and 5 and 7 p.m. shows: Laser Holiday show with live sky, holiday decorations, holiday themed science. $5 per person • Jan. 16, 2016: 6-9 p.m.: Parents’ Night Out: ‘Twilight at the Museum,’ $10/child. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium
Great Women United presents ‘A Night to Remember’ Christmas Gala — 8-11 p.m. Dec. 19: A silver, gold and white affair for adults age 21 and up. Attire: gowns, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, suits, tuxedos. Complimentary drink then dancing. Professional video photography and deejay music. Tickets $10 at minnette38yahoo.com or 704-738-7077. Held at Geneva Oglesby Community Center, 663 Dunn’s Mountain Road, Granite Quarry.
NC Rowan County Anime Group’s Ichiban Con 7 — Dec. 31-Jan. 3 (2016): First home convention. Guests Vic Mignogna, Cassandra Lee Morris, Chuck Huber, Spike Spencer, Jennifer Cihi, more. Embassy Suites Hotel, 5400 John Q Hammons Drive NW, Concord. See FB or ichibancon.com/ or https://groups.yahoo.com/ neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info
Salisbury High classes of 70s and 80s Party with a Purpose — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26: 70s and 80s and today’s dance music. Collecting gifts for male residents of the Veterans Home. Tickets $15. King Tut Cafe & Hookah Lounge, 220 N. Lee St . Email “RESERVE” with names and number of tickets to urbaneenvironments @gmail.com
A Salute to Sinatra — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2016: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society’s Big Band Bash celebrates Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Dinner, dancing, big Band and Ol’ LBue Eyes.
Wine & beer tastings
Third annual Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5: Downtown Salisbury’s third annual tasting crawl. $20+tax in advance, $30 event day. Details at https://downtownsalisburync.com/
Sit-down event at Salisbury Wine Shop — 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18: Port and Madeira tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon Distributing. This is a structured sit-down tasting. RSVP via email or telephone. $15/person, $10 Wine Club members. Last tasting for the year. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person; selection of eight wines for tastings. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays monthly wine tasting. Eight wines paired with appetizers, $15/person, RSVP requested. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas Vineyards — Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday 1 -6 p.m. Tastings: $6 per person, choice of 6 wines, keepsake Douglas Vineyards wine glass. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 4-7 p.m. Dec. 17: Open house. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.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, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com
Cotton Eyed Joe’s inside The Hot Rod Barn, 807 Yost Road — 7-9 p.m. Saturdays: Bluegrass, gospel, country music jam. No alcohol, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass. 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Mondays, Money Night Football, cash prizes • Tuesdays, Live Trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays Deejay 10 p.m. • Sundays NFL Ticket • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 p.m.: Team trivia • Wednesdays: Open mic night • Saturdays: Karaoke • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Open mic nite. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
JC Price American Legion Post 107 — 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Easy Living Weekends downstairs. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Park in rear. Wide screen tvs , music by deejay Danny “D,” $3/person, $5/couple. Proper ID, casual dress. Info: John 704-638-7355 or Abe 707-640-1893.
Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. — • Thursday: Game night 6-9 p.m. hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday: Open mic 7-10 p.m. hosted by Shafiq Moujahed • Saturday: Storytelling night 7 p.m. hosted by Tomasina Paige • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring David Myers • Artist of the month exhibit: photographs by Catherine Soderberg • New Year’s Eve Party featuring the Kravin’ Kountry Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31: $15/person, reservations required. Includes appetizer buffet, party favors, bubbly at midnight. RSVP to 704-754-4615 • 704-754-4615, email@example.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — Jamie Monroe and Her Starlight Revue Christmas Show: Friday show times 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. $5 cover. DJ Caibel will then take over to party till 2 a.m. • 9:30 Saturday: Darrell Harwood and The Boys are back, $7 cover • 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga, $5 • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Guitar classes at Rufty Holmes Senior Center — 6-8 week classes on Monday afternoons starting every other month. $45 includes workbook and website. For more info, call Bob at 704-640-0279.
Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday: How to use a computer or laptop (not email or facebook). Robert Knox, 512 Klumac Road, Ste 8. 704-870-8862.
Salisbury Art Station — Weekly classes, $25. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or firstname.lastname@example.org 215 Depot St.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, email@example.com
Oil Painting with Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters OR painting made simple. Preregister at 704-232-6000. www.PattLegg.net
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8243.
Speakers & forums
Salisbury-Rowan AARP —1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7: Steve Simpson, Information and Assistance Director, on senior services available at the center, installation of officers, refreshments. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.
Corriher-Linn- Black Library on Catawba’s campus — Through Dec. 18: The works of Catawba College student, collegiate soccer player, self-taught Haitian artist Belony Joseph.
Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Meyer Sherman exhibit. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer and Plein Air oil paintings by Phyllis Steimel. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery Invitational Festival of Gifts exhibit — Through Dec. 19: Features 21 invited regional artists. Crafts accompanied by the Small Works Exhibit featuring two dimensional pieces of art by Rail Walk artists. 409-413 N Lee St. Thursday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks inaugural miniature art show and sale — Through Jan. 30 2016: Miniature Art Exhibition and sale for art no larger than 4” x 4” x 4.” 123 E. Liberty St. — Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Clay exhibition at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — Through Dec. 23: Pottery exhibition and sale. 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.org
Travel with the YMCA — • Jan. 14: Black Mountain Chocolate Factory/The Olio Glass Factory • Feb. 9: Carolina Raptor Center/Latta Plantation. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@ rowanymca.com
Go with the Community travelers — Saturday, Dec. 19: Bus trip to Christmas City. Call for details: Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900.
Call for vendors
Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Vendors, artists, crafters, musicians for downtown nights out. 704-637 7814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food, beer, merchandise vendors for public events — Non- or not-for-profit organizations for fundraising opportunities. Contact Beatrice at 704-638-6044 Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.
Call for writers
Eighth annual 10-Minute Play Festival: Diversified— Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival. Deadline March 1. Show dates June 16-18.Submission information at www.leestreet.org or email questions to email@example.com
Call for performers
Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail email@example.com
Call for artists
Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caldwell Arts Council 2017 exhibitions — Lenoir- based council accepting portfolios for 2017 exhibitions. Deadline Jan. 30, 2016. Details at www.caldwell arts.com/157-guidelines/
Call for volunteers
Help with horseback riding lessons for special needs kids — 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 9: Mandatory volunteer training at Wings of Eagles Ranch, 4800 Faith Trails, Concord, must be 14 or older. Call 704-784-3147 or see wingsofeaglesranch.org
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.
Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or email@example.com
Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, emergency dept., gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@ novanthealth.org
Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See www.facebook.com/SRHumanRelationsCouncil or www.humanrelations council.org or email human email@example.com
1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House — 226 S. Jackson St. Admission info 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org
China Grove Roller Mill — Original equipment in place. Admission info 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
Cooleemee’s Textile Heritage Museum — Historic Zachary Holt House and Cooleemee’s Mill House. Admission info 284-6040.
Historic Gold Hill/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — Displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Admission info 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Historic Rockwell Museum — 102 E. Main St. Admission info 704-279-4979.
NC Music Hall of Fame — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina, 109 West A St., Kannapolis. Admission info 704-934-2320. www.NorthCarolinaMusic HallofFame.org
NC Transportation Museum — 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission information 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — Two-story Georgian stone house completed in 1766, Old Stone House Road in Granite Quarry. Admission info 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
Price of Freedom Museum — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
Rowan Museum — 50th Anniversary Vietnam War commemoration. 202 N. Main St. 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — 108 4th St., Spencer. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. Admission info 704-762-9359, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com
Utzman- Chambers House — Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay, best known for instructing president Andrew Jackson. 116 S. Jackson St. Admission info 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
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