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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 23-29

Community Calendar

Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — Tonight: Jan 23: College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry • Friday Jan 24: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm Hosts Cliff & Meryl Vogh. Sign up begins at 6:30 • Sunday Jan 26: 6-8 pm Hot•Spot concert with Bonnie Allyn • 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 24: Carolina Clay • 8-10 pm Saturday, Jan 25: Jason Leake with special guest • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
The Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar, 118 N Main St. — Jan 25 • 6:30-9:30 pm.: Ed Blankenship Live! Acoustic Show

Music & more

Motel Soap concert benefits Meals on Wheels Rowan — Jan. 25 • 7:30 p.m.
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. Performances by high school students plus the Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus. Held at Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. www.salisburysymphony.org
W-S Symphony presents free concert — Jan 25 • 3 p.m.: Combined professional and youth symphonies totaling approximately 128 musicians, performing multiple pieces. Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus. Concert is free but RSVP to WSsymphony.org to reserve a ticket.
Caroline Owens in concert — Jan. 26 • 10 a.m.: Caroline has opened for the Larry Gatlin show. There will be other groups singing as well. Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, China Grove.
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
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.
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


Lee Street theatre presents ‘Deathtrap’— Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 30-Feb.1 Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
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 ‘American Buffalo’ — Through Jan. 26: By David Mamet. In the Firemen’s Kitchen. Rated R for coarse language and profanity. 30 3rd St NW, 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org
Little Theatre of W-S presents ‘Science Fiction Double Feature: The Plays of Ray Bradbury’ — Through Jan. 26: ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.’ Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. www.LTofWS.org or 336-725-4001.
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. Lunch provided Saturdays. Come for a few hours or all day. 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 county and beyond. www.downtownsalisburync.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 24. $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/
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

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.

This & That

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
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.” Also learn about the latest in She Sheds and 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
Josh Gates coming to Ovens Auditorium — Feb. 28 • 8 pm: From Discovery Channel’s hit series Expedition Unknown. Tickets start at $29.50. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
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.


Motel Soap concert benefits Meals on Wheels Rowan — Jan. 25 • 7:30 p.m. See page 12C.
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
Ruritan chicken and dumpling dinner — Jan. 25, 4 p.m.-until. Donations accepted. Millbridge Ruritan Club, 490 Sloan Road, Mt Ulla. To support scholarship fund.
15th Annual Waterworks’ Oyster Roast — Jan. 25 • 6:30-11 pm. Tickets at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/oysterroast.html
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.
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.
2020 Special Olyms Rowan County Polar Plunge — Feb 22: Plunge for a minimum of $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 Olym Athletes. For more information or to register or to donate visit https://give.classy.org/2020RowanPlunge or call Jesse Byrd at Hurley YMCA 704-738-5134. Free tee shirt for plungers. Shirts only guaranteed for those pre-registered by 2/15/19.
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. Spaghetti (with meat or meatless sauce), 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. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan County. 704-636-5700 or fax 704-633-5832 by March 5.


Annual Rowan County history course — 9 weeks. Thursday evenings Jan. 30-March 26: Classes meet at various historic locations.Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103. Info on schedule, class materials at www.historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class


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

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.
First Annual Sweetheart Dance
Feb. 15 • 6:30-11 p.m.
$70.00 – $130.00 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South, Salisbury www.eventbrite.com


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

Discover Fun in Kannapolis

• www.kannapolisnc.gov • Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.

At Cabarrus Arena

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
16th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 24-26: Thousands of square feet of exhibits, latest products and services for home and landscapes. Adults $9, children 12 and under free. Online coupon. Parking: $5.
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).
Jan 23
Stallings Memorial Baptist, 817 S. Main St, 2:30-7 pm
Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd, 1:30-6:30 pm
Jan 24
WAL-MART, 323 S. Arlington St, Noon-4:30 pm
Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road, 11:30 am-4 pm

Jan 27
–Rockwell Amvets, 427 Link St, Rockwell, 2-6:30 pm


Fine Frame ture 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/
‘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 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
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/
Art in Bloom at the NC Museum of Art — March 19-22: More than 50 floral designers from around the country, the popular fundraiser tasks designers to create unique floral pieces inspired by works in the NCMA’s collection. Plus floral workshops, lectures, events. Info at ncartmuseum.org/bloom or919-715-5923.


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 singers

S-R Choral Society Spring concert rehearsals — Tuesdays • 7 pm: Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. For details about singing, call 704-267-2712 and set up a time for a short vocal placement/audition.

Call for artists

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.html

Call for volunteers

Humane Society of Rowan County —Help at events, be a foster home, deliver/k-up pet food, return calls, take tures 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. kup 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 Hose — Place a smile on a lonely face. Glenda, 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers — k 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 Festiva — May 16: Music, food, activities, Cheerwine. Individuals or groups apply at cheerwinefest.com

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