Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 9-15
Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • Tonight: Jan 9 – College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry.
• Friday Jan 10 – Java Jam Open Mic Night 7-10 pm Host Sue McHugh. Sign up begins at 6:30 • Saturday Jan 11 – Mean Mug Karaoke 7-10 pm • Sunday – Hot•Spot Concert with Salty D.O.G. 6-8 pm Andrew Saltz aka Salty D.O.G. • 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 — • Friday, Jan 10 Beau James 8- 10 pm • Saturday, Jan 11, Brad Rattledge 8-10pm• 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Music & more
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. Especially programmed for families; highlights familiar works by NC composers. Performances by high school students plus the popular Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus. Reduced price tickets. Held at Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. www.salisburysymphony.org
Jim 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
W-S Symphony presents Banjo legend Béla Fleck — Jan 11-12: Banjo legend Béla Fleck. Tickets begin at $24 at 336-464-0145 or wssymphony.org.
‘ABBA The Concert’ — Ovens Auditorium Feb. 22, 2020. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $34.50.
‘Celtic Woman Celebration Tour’ — Ovens Auditorium March 7, 2020. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $41 .
Lee Street theatre presents ‘Deathtrap’— Jan. 23-25 & Jan. 30-Feb.1 Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Hickory Community Theatre presents a ‘American Buffalo’ — Jan. 10-26: In the Firemen’s Kitchen. Rated R for coarse language and strong profanity. 30 3rd St NW, 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org
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
PPT set construction — No experience necessary. Lunch provided on Saturdays. Come for a few hours or all day; enter stage door at the end of the alley beside Chef Santos. “Rumors” Feb. 8, 10 am-4 pm, Feb. 9, 1-5 pm
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. 10: Wine of South America with Kelsey Cross, Johnson Brothers. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, email@example.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/
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
Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — Jan. 10 • 7-10 pm: Music by DJ Rawhide. $10. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722.
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: Discovery Channel’s hit series Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates as he sets out on a global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries. Tickets start at $29.50. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
‘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: call Rod or Lisa at 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
15th Annual Waterworks’ Oyster Roast — Jan. 25 • 6:30-11 pm. Tickets on sale now at early bird pricing. http://waterworks.org/specialevents/oysterroast.html
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.
Annual Rowan County history course — 9 weeks. Thursday evenings Jan. 30-March 26: Classes meet at various historic locations.Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-636-0103. Info on schedule, class materials atwww.historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class
NC Transportation Museum
Special Exhibit – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge — Jan 16 -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. 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889 or www.nctrans.org
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, email@example.com
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Beginner guitar class for age 50+ — New eight week class starts Monday, Jan 6. Choose 1 pm or 3:30 pm. Cost $50 includes class $40 plus $10 workbook. Must have own acoustic guitar. Info and RSVP at 704-640-0279.
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
Tom Mack Classic Car Auctions — Jan 10-11: General admission $10, parking $5.
Ring of Honor Wrestling — Jan. 12 • 7 p.m. $25.
16th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 24-26: Thousands of square feet of exhibits, latest products and services for home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories more. Fresh ideas from more that 130 experts. Adult admission $9, Children 12 and under free. Online coupon. Parkin: $5.
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, Ma t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook
RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Salisbury Masonic Lodge, 401 N Fulton St, 2-7 pm
[Oneblood Drive.] East Rowan High School, 175 St. Lukes Church Road, 8:45 am -1:45pm
Knox Middle School, 1625 W Park Road, Noon-4:30 pm
Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 East Ridge Road, 1-5:30 pm
Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52, Noon-4:30 pm
Stallings Memorial Baptist, 817 S. Main St, 2:30-7 pm
Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd, 1:30-6:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Barry McGee, Christian humorist, dramatist, musician — Jan. 12 • 10:30 a.m. Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road. https://www.graceintruth.org/
Poor People’s Campaign presents ‘We Cried Power’ preview — Jan. 20 • 6:30 p.m.: Documenting the revived Poor People’s Campaign. Free 45-minute sneak preview at Mission House church, 120 Statesville Blvd. Pastor Anthony Smith will facilitate a group discussion. www.poorpeoplescampaign.org
‘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.
Call for Singers
Spring concert rehearsals — for Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society begin Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 pm at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church Sty. For details, leave message at 704-796-9683.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Jim Martin, 704-638-9000 x3904.
Save The Date: May 16, 2020 — Cheerwine Festival, May 16, 2020. Music, food, activities, Cheerwine. I