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Roundabout: what’s happening Feb. 15-21

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@facebook.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — • Friday Feb 16 from 630-9 p.m. Chris Hedrick acoustic, no cover AND Moses Jones 10 pm-2 am $5 cover • Saturday Feb 17 Havoc 10 pm-2 am $5 cover • 704-438-8938, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Fools Gold and  Sean Spillane. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 pm Friday Feb 16with host Don Eidman. Sign up begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Feb 18 – Greg Moore All your favorite rock covers. No cover charge. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • Tonight: 7:30-9:30 pm Thursday: Jamie Slate • 8-10 pm Friday, The Couldn’t Be Happiers • 8-10 pm Saturday, Josh Tenery • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Wed Feb 14: Old Tyme Radio Show hosted by CJ Peters • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm. Saturday, Feb 24 Sons of the South • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

 

Music & more 

Tonight: ‘Amadeus Meets the Duke’ — 7:30 pm Feb. 15: Danielle Talamantes, soprano; Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone; Renee McCachren, piano perform songs by Mozart, Ellington, Bernstein, Turina, Faure and more. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba College. Free, open to the public •

At Grievous Gallery, 313 E Council St — Friday Feb 16, 7:30-11 pm: Juan Holladay (of The Secret B-Sides) with Paper Wasps and CaLeb Hill. Exclusive limited access event; advance tickets at Grievous Gallery$10, DOS $15. https://www.facebook.com/events/2009104489378053/

Wilmington Celebration Choir — 6 pm Feb. 17: Traveling gospel choir at First Baptist Church, First Ministry Center Gym, 220 N Fulton St. Free admission. A fundraiser for Kentucky Missions Efforts and Hope Boxes. A love offering will be taken as well as canned soups and new socks for children ages 4 -14.

On Stage at the Davis: You’ve never heard the Pinball Wizard like this — 9:30 pm Saturday, Feb 17: The Hillbenders’ TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry live at the Davis Theatre. The Hillbenders recreate the entire 1969 album in their trademark bluegrass style. Tickets $30. Davis Theatre, located inside the Historic County Courthouse at 65 Union Street, South. 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Fifth Grade Honors Chorus

Salisbury Symphony annual family concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb 18: Bernstein & Prodigies Family Concert with Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus and several young soloists. Tickets at Salisburysymphony.org

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 23: Concert followed by open jam session Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

MerleFest on the Road comes to Greensboro — 8 p.m. Feb 24: The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement, and Andy May to perform at downtown Greensboro’s Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N. Davie St. Tickets $23.04 general seating, $34.07 reserved seating; purchase at TheVanDyke.org or call 1-800-838-3006. $25 general seating, $35 reserved seating DOS. Also March 2 at 6:30 in the Historic Dallas Courthouse, 131 Main St, Dallas. Free; reservations required at at Alexandrea.Pizza@gastongov.com or  704.922.7681 ext 105.

‘Hear America Sing’ free concert — 4 pm Sunday, Feb  25: An afternoon of choral music by combined 80-voice ensemble of Catawba Singers, PopAC, Chamber Choir at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba College. Well-known works by classical American Composer plus Gospel and popular genres. Directed by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess. The hour long concert is free and open to the public.

Downtown Beats, Rowan’s Impromptu Chorus — 6 p.m. Feb 26: Free community sing requires no experience or commitment, no charge, no prior registration is required. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228.

Castlebay:Bards & Blarney — 7 p.m. Feb. 27: Part of the Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St, 704-216-8228

Music & Meditation — 12:15-12:45 p.m. Mondays March 5, 12, 19 during Lent. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W Innes St. Special music by Steve Stringer, piano (March 5); Rosemary Kinard, flute and Rob Durocher, piano (March 12); and Deanna Boksleitner, organ (March 19).

Bell Tower Ringer Handbell Festival Concert — 5-6 p.m. Mar. 17: Free handbell concert featuring 200 ringers under the direction of Sandra Eithun, hosted by 1st Presbyterian’s Bell Tower Ringers. First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., 704-636-1321, www.salisburyfirstpres.org

First in Flight Tour Concert — 7 p.m. Saturday March 17: Christian Hip Hop concert with Parxx, DJ Besbleve, Virtuous and 1ne Chance. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Free, donations accepted. Info at 704-798-8970. RSVP to www.eventbrite.com/e/first-in-flight-tour-salisbury-tickets-41913258685?aff=eac2

 

Theater

Final nights for Catawba College Theatre’s ‘Twilight Los Angeles’ — Feb. 13-17: Tony-nominated docudrama. Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Tickets: $10-$15 at 704-637-4481 or http://www.catawba.edu/theatretix

Tomorrow: Opening Night for Ppt Youth Theater’s ‘Julius Caesar’ — 7:30 pm. Feb 16-17 and 23-24. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Set construction for ‘The Producers’ — 10 am-4 pm Saturday, Feb. 17: Meroney Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary. Info 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Tickets on sale now for ppt’s Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Show dates: March 15-17 and 21-24 at 7:30 pm, March 18 at 2:30 pm. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

The Realistic Joneses — Feb. 22-March 3 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + Tax. Visit ‘The Realistic Joneses’ and meet Bob and Jennifer. Their new neighbors, John and Pony, have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably entwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available Jan 22 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb  16:  Wines For Chinese Take-Out wine tasting with Phil Murray of Country Vintner.  Celebrate Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog  with wines selected specifically for Chinese food.  $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/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Feb 15 and Feb 22: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Caller Marty Northrup, marty.northrup@gmail.com; Lines: Linda Cauble, 704-633-9147, presidents: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

‘Laughter With Grace’ — First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., Rev. Susan Sparks, pastor, lawyer, author, comedian •Feb 24: Ladies lunch, “Laugh your Way to Grace,” 11:30 am $10 RSVP • Feb 24: “Its our Time to Move” 5-6 pm with music by Catawba College Praise Band • Feb 25: “Trust Jesus and Elvis,” at 10:30 am in the sanctuary • Feb 25: “Weathering the Storms of Life,” 5:30-7 pm, evening dinner program, free but RSVP required. Reservation deadlines Feb 19. Call 704-636-1321.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show — Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, tickets at https://charlottespringhomeandgardenshow.com/

NC Rowan County Anime Group convention — 6-8 pm Feb 24: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. Free, open to the public. Showing anime series called Samurai 7. For age of 12 and up. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Political Collector’s Item Show — 9 am-3:30 pm Saturday March 3: Wyndham Garden Greensboro. 415 Swing Road Greensboro. Admission $3 ; students free. Information: 336-852-1133 or email EDEBS1350@AOL.COM

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

‘Palestine: Unlimited’ — Photography exhibit by young Palestinian artists and media students from Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Viewing: March 6-25 • Reception: March 10, 6:30-9:30 pm. • Dialogue: March 10, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Horizons Unlimited — • 1-3 p.m. March 17: All Things Green. Recycled art, Make Play Learn at HU, Spring Story Walk and Force 5 full dome show. 1636 Parkview Circle. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

 Community Shakespeare reading — 7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb 20, 27, March 6: ‘The Winter’s Tale, Rendleman Conference Room, second floor Hedrick Admin Building, 2301 W Innes St. Attend one or all sessions. Info: bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.

 

Comedy

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games — March 22: Knight Theater, Charlotte. Stand-up comedian from Pittsburgh who starred in and created The Jeselnik Offensive. Tickets start at $25. www.carolinatix.org/

logo 17th annual Laugh for the Cure — 5:30 pm March 29: Annual breast cancer research fundraiser with comedian Greg Morton, silent and live auctions, VIP party, Survivor reception. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte. www.carolinatix.org

 

Book signings

 John Hart at South Main — 6-8 p.m. March 1: Features “The Hush,” Hart’s followup to “The Last Child.” Only books purchased through South Main Book Company will be available for John to sign. South Main Book Co, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788

Jonathan Cahn at the Billy Graham Library — 1-2:30 p.m. March 10: New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn. 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, 704-401-3256 or https://billygrahamlibrary.org

 

Blood drives

Alex Yates Birthday Celebration — Feb 20, 11 am -3 pm. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

Providence United Methodist Church — Feb 26, 3:30- 6:30 pm. 6450 Bringle Ferry Road. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

 

Fundraisers 

Scottssing presents Mercy’s Well in concert — 7 p.m. Feb 24: At First Baptist Church of Gold Hill. Free concert with a love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Info at www.scottssing.com or call 704-239-6134.

Shop for A Cure — Saturday, Feb 24 from 9 am -2 pm. Rowan County Fairgrounds. 30+ craft, direct sales, and food vendors to support WalkMS, working to find a cure to Multiple Sclerosis. Hosted by WalkMS Team Samantha’s Superheroes in memory of Samantha Lee Harkey. For more information: samanthassuperheroes@gmail.com or 704-798-4078.

Semi-annual chicken/pork pit-cooked BBQ — 10 am-7 pm March 3: The Arbor United Methodist Church UMM, 5545 Woodleaf Road. Eat in or take out. Homemade desserts. Plates, whole or half chickens, bbq sandwiches. Proceeds go to local missions.

6th annual Justin Monroe and Victor Isler Memorial Skeet Shoot — Choose March 9 or 10. Rowan County Wildlife Club, 650 Majolica Road. Proceeds benefit NCFFF and scholarship. Info Jody Hall 704-239-6744; www.memorialskeetshoot.com

Celebrate 70 years of bible classes in West Rowan Schools — March 10: Pancake breakfast at 8, Cornhole tournament at 9, Hot dog lunch, silent auction gospel sing at noon, Donations accepted. $40 per team, pre-register at 704-902-5237. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. Info Sarah, 704-798-4250.

Forest Hill UMC annual missions fundraiser — March 9-10: Children’s and juniors’ used clothes, shoes, toys/games, strollers, carriers. All profits go to missions in community and around the world. Held at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord. Info foresthillsale@gmail.com

Salisbury Academy Bloom in Celebration Gala — 6:30-11:30 p.m. March 17: 9th annual Bloom gala with cocktails, dinner, live auction, dancing. $150. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, Tickets at 704-636-2889 or www.salisburyacademy.org

Salisbury Rowan Newcomers Game and Card Party — April 10, Noon-4 pm. Benefits Food for Thought, a Rowan Helping Ministries Program. At Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays: A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

 

RPL programs

These Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public • More info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org

Diabetes Academy — 3 pm Wednesday Feb 21: Learn how to manage your diabetes. Please sign up.

Lunch and Learn — • Noon Wednesday Feb 28: Fall Risk. Covered Dish Please sign up.

Travel with the Y — • Feb 23: Trip to Southern Spring Show, leave 9 am • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Coming up — Wednesday March 14: Spring Fling Craft Fair

 

Rufty-Holmes events 

Rufty-Holmes Senior Services Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.Leisure travel adventures, health screenings, fitness classes, health and wellness clubs, educational seminars, fun and games, day trips, more. Call 704-216-7715 or visit www.ruftyholmes.org

History 

Exhibit: Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718 — Through Feb 27: At the NC Transportation Museum, a limited-time, traveling exhibit of weaponry, nautical tools, personal items recovered from the pirate’s wrecked flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Info/tickets at nctrans.org or 704-636-2889.

‘Fashionistas of the 19th Century’ at Rosedale—Through March 11: Tour lookd into the fashion dos and don’ts of the 1800s as part of Rosedale’s 25th anniversary celebration. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 North Tryon St, Charlotte, http://www.historicrosedale.org/

 

Classes

Painted Barn Quilt Workshops — Feb. 24, hosted by West Rowan Farm Home and Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla. • 2ft x 2ft Decorative Barn Quilt class starts at 11a.m., one day only for 2-3 hours. Class includes your very own 9patch Barn Quilt Board (2ft x2ft) and instructions; paint, brushes, and additional supplies e available for use; plus free light brunch of coffee, juice, fresh fruit, sandwiches. $45 per person. Group discounts available for 5+ people. • 2ft x 2ft Barn Quilt Workshop Facebook Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/172441493485134/?ti=icl • 4ft x 4ft Built to Last Barn Quilt class meeting at 3 p.m., 6-7 group session classes. Facebook Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/1763929507235455/?ti=icl or call 704-278-2800

Adult Hand & Wheel Pottery Class with Brent Smith — 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 20, 7, March 6, 13: Sculpting techniques, hand building, potter’s wheel. Call for pricing. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 EmLiberty St, 704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org

Beginning & intermediate pottery wheel class — Feb. 20, 27: Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. Must be at least 14 years old. $20. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St, 704-209-1632 www.pottery-101.com

Watercolor painting at the The Brown Eyed Suzy — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25: 113 W Innes St, www.eventbrite.com

Beginner line dancing — 1-2 pm Thursdays beginning March 1: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per lesson taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June: Single-session classes • March 15 Quilting • April 19 Floral Design • May 17 Watercolor • June 21 Culinary arts/Summer cocktails • Non-members $50; members $40 • Become a member as you register and save up to $65 when you sign up for all five classes. Also see www.waterworks.org for information on Adult Hand & Wheel pottery classes beginning Feb 6, Youth workshops (ages 4-6 and 7-12) for Valentine’s and Easter; Toddler Time sessions scheduled in March and May. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E Liberty St.

Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversational setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Introduction to drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. Beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714. Instructor Robert Richard Toth, www.RobertTothSculptor.com

 

Speakers & forums

Deadline Feb 22: Brady Author’s Symposium — Thursday March 1: With guests George Singleton and Tom Cooper. RSVP online by Feb 22 • Moderated symposium w/Q&A at Robertson College Community Center • Seated luncheon at Peeler Crystal Lounge • Book signing at Keppel Auditorium lobby • Info: Public Relations 704-637-4593. For details or to register visit www.catawba.edu/authorsymposium

‘Inside the Playwright’s Studio’ — 11 am-noon April 12: Educational program hosted by Lee Street theater in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts. Q&A with screenwriter Aurin Squire, who will also conduct a playwriting masterclass 10 am-noon Sunday, April 15. Both are free and open to the public. Held at Florence Busby Corriher Theatre at Catawba College. Info: www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St

 

Film

Free movies at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Call to ask about the schedule: 704-636-0111.

Movie of the Month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28: Free. “Beauty and the Beast” real-life action version. 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.

Free movies at Rowan Public Library East— ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ 2 p.m. Feb. 9 • ‘The Lake House,’ 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 • Popcorn and lemonade provided. Rowan Public Library East, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

Art 

‘Immediacy’ at CFA — Works created by Stephenson putting the principles of “The Zen of Seeing” into action. Center for Faith and the Arts, www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

‘Making a Mark’ exhibit at Salisbury Business Center —Artists from Jesse Carson Fine Arts Program through Feb 23: Free, open to the public. Artists interested in exhibiting contact Sue McHugh, receptionist@integro-tech.com. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St, www. salisburybusinesscenter.com

Second annual RCCC faculty art show — Through March 2: Collective show exclusively of full-time and adjunct Visual Arts Faculty in the Fine & Applied Arts Department of RCCC. At ClearWater Artist Studios Gallery, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com or www.rccc.edu/finearts/fine-applied-arts-faculty/

Waterworks hosts 35th Annual Student Exhibitions — Feb. 16-March 17 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists in 4 rotating exhibits featuring 800+ works by youth grades K-12 in public, private, indep. & home schools. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury 704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org

Currently at Waterworks —• Flora and Fauna, The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 years. • The Nature of Nature: A Photographer’s Walk with R. Wayne Wrights • A Painterly Walk Through The Woods, Nancy Nieves  • ‘The Language of Nature” Exhibition •  Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

 

 

Trips 

Rowan Rambers — April 11: Glamour on Board, wardrobe from Titanic the movie at Biltmore in Asheville; $100 due by Feb. 15 • May 16-19: Ohio Amish Trip, Warther’s carvings, Amish farm tour, 2 shows, Step-on-Guide, Victorian mansion, in home Amish meal, Mrs. Yoder’s Country Kitchen, Lehman’s General Store, Heini Cheese, Der Dutchman Restaurant. Total cost double occupancy $470; $150 deposit due by March 28. Info: Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

Davie County Senior Services — NC Outer Banks May 22-25. Ferry boat ride, Preservation Society Museum, Ocracoke ponies, British Cemetery, Ocracoke lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Wright Bros. Memorial, Jockey Ridge, replica of English ships that made the voyage to the new world in 1585, settlement site for 16th century settlers, American Indian Town, Roanoke Adventure Museum, Manteo lighthouse. Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

New Zion Baptist Church Senior Group Trip — July 27-28: Overnight trip to one-of-a-kind Biblical history museum in LaGrange, Ga. For seniors age 55 and up. For more info call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

 

Call for vendors

Spring Craft and Vendor Show at the Fairgrounds — April 14-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds indoor show $60 for 10×10 spot. Applications at rowancountyfair.net under events. 704-640-2326 for more information.

Forest Hill UMC annual missions fundraiser — Seeking consignors of children’s and juniors’ clothes, shoes, toys/games, strollers, carriers. Volunteer 10 hours and shop early. All profits go to missions in community and around the world.sale held at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord. Drop off March 4-5 Public sale March 9-10. Info foresthillsale@gmail.com

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Early registration recommended. Deadline May 5. Questions? email goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19: Artists and vendors offering an endless array of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See hippiefest.org for vendor application

 

Auditions/call for performers

Lee Street to present ‘Running on Fire’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. Feb 25-26. Seeking -diverse group of actors. Performances dates April 19-28. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

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 openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists/ artisans

Rowan Arts & Ag —Seeking local artisans to participate in a year-long celebration of agriculture and arts.Handcrafted/handmade items welcome. Apply at http://rowanartsandag.com/ Deadline March 2.

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? email goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19: Artists and vendors of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See hippiefest.org for vendor application

Spring competition ‘My North Carolina’ — Judged and juried themed exhibition “My North Carolina: Personal Views of Life in our State.” Show dates March 8 -April 14 . Cash awards. Opening reception March 8 from 6-8 pm, with refreshments; awards presented. Downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. Enter at Full Circle Arts Hickory, 828-322-7545, email info@fullcirclearts.org or see www.fullcirclearts.org.

2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Showdates, May 17 and Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadlines May 18 and Aug 15.

 

Call for volunteers 

Volunteer at 30th Annual VIP Putt Putt Tournament — April 14: Volunteers assist Visually Impaired Persons with lining up putts, describing the course, pointing out obstacles. Registration deadline March 19 for VIPs and volunteers. Entry fee $5/person. Lunch provided free for participants and volunteers. Info: 704-216-7780.

Staff the CFA art gallery — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org

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. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Nation/World

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

News

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

News

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

News

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

Crime

Blotter: May 5

Local

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

Local

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman