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Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 6-12

Community Calendar

 

Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — Tonight: Feb 6: College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry. Friday Feb 7: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm Host Cliff & Meryl Vogh.. Sign up begins at 6:30. Sunday Feb 9: 6-8 pm Hot•Spot concert with David Childers . 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 — • 7:30-9:30 pm Friday: Josh Tenery • 7:30-9:30 pm Saturday: Austin & Alec • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
‘Duelin’ Acoustix’ — Wine Down Wednesday, Feb 12 • 7-9 p.m.: A series of musical explorations continues at Sweet Meadow Café. C.J. Peters and Jeff Sharp present acoustic guitar-based improvisational music. 105 E Fisher St., 704-637-8715.

Music & more

Salisbury Symphony presents — www.salisburysymphony.org
–Mar. 14 Ellis Island: Dream Of America, A Multimedia Performance (7:30pm, Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St.Catawba’s Keppel Auditorim. Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org
Davina & The Vagabonds on stage at The Davis — Feb 8 • 8 pm: Compare to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse. Tickets $37.50. 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.
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. Characters appear courtesy of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, an all-volunteer international Star Wars costuming organization. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets begin at $24 at 336-464-0145 or wssymphony.org.
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
Friends of RPL Free Concert Series: Flat Tire Trio — Feb. 27 • 7-8:30 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, www.rowancountync.gov
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, 4501 Weddington Road, Concord. The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band features over 50 volunteer musicians from throughout the Piedmont region, and is directed by Jason Partridge.
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, www.salisburyfirstpres.org

Theater

Final weekend: PPT youth theater presents ‘Stuart Little’ — Through Feb. 8: The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ — Feb 27-29 and March 5-7 • 7:30 pm. By Horton Foote. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507 , www.leestreet.org
PPT’s next Mainstage production — “Rumors,” March 5-8. Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Carson High School’s musical preview of upcoming ‘Bright Star’ — March 2 • 7-8 p.m. 15 minute set with actors previewing show. South Main Book Company, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788 www.southmainbookcompany.com
Hickory Community Theatre presents ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ — Through Feb. 16: 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; enter stage door at end of alley beside Chef Santos. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
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 www.carsontheatre.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 count y an d beyond. www.downtownsalisburync.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 7: SWS is participating in Wine About Winter and will be pouring El Jefe Tempranillo from Spain. We will return to our normal tasting schedule on, Feb. 14. 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

Festivals

8th Annual Celtic Festival at Latta Plantation — March 14-15: Two days of historic festivities including Celtic musicians and dancers, bagpipers, Celtic warriors in action, historic encampments plus weavers, spinners, artisans, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, bakers and food trucks and craft beer. At Historic Latta Plantation, circa 1800 living-history farm and cotton plantation. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Rd. Huntersville. Ticket info at 704-875-2312 or www.lattaplantation.org
2020 Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30: Sammy Kershaw concert headliner. Kannapolis.
Cheerwine Festival — May 16, Downtown Salisbury.Cheerwinefest.com
Historic Memorial Day Parade — May 25 • 3 p.m.: Downtown Salisbury, sponsored by J CPrice American Legion Post 107 and Auxiliary.

This & That

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.” The latest in She Sheds. 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, 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, Catawba’s Crystal Lounge. Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Live musical performances, vendors. $35 person/ $280 table. RSVP by Feb. 29 at 704-855-8353 or Eventbrite.com
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.

Books

Salisbury native Barry Hawkins Jr — Feb 8 • 4- 6 pm. Book signing for “Dreaming Into Destiny: Communicating With God Through Dreams” at Holiday Inn Express of Salisbury. Insight into the realm of dreaming and how one moves from merely dreaming, to interpreting, and responding to God-inspired dreams.

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 www.southmainbookcompany.com

Fundraisers

Bingo at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall — Feb. 7 • Doors open 5 pm, games begin 6:15 pm. Tickets available at the door. Silent auction (cakes, pies). 862 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville. Learn more at 336-752-2973 ext. 3.
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.
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. Traveling trophies, costume contest, door prizes, raffle, free food, music. Elk’s Chub River Park, 6401 Long Ferry Road. Proceeds benefit local Special Olympic Athletes. See https://give.classy.org/2020RowanPlunge 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 www.scottssing.com
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. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan County. 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. Theme celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Live performances by the Ladies of Lee Street Theatre, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Destiny Stone. Women in Business vendors on site. Gala proceeds help send local college women to National Conference for College Student Leaders. $35 per person/ $280 per table. RSVP by Feb. 29 at 704-855-8353 or Eventbrite.com
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

VICTORY 45
www.rowanmuseum.org
www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Rowan Museum and Rowan Public Library have allied together to launch a six-month campaign of lectures and events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II . The goal of Victory 45! is to raise awareness of and educate Rowan County citizens about the massive sacrifices made by our ancestors between 1941 and 1945.

Feb 11: Aaron Kepley “World War II Letters: The Gems they Hide” 7 pm. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.

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.

History

8th Annual Celtic Festival at Latta Plantation — March 14-15: Two days of historic festivities including Celtic musicians and dancers, bagpipers, Celtic warriors in action, historic encampments plus weavers, spinners, artisans, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, bakers and food trucks and craft beer. Advance tickets $9 ages 13 & over, $8 for ages 6-12 and 62 & over. Ages 5 & under. At Historic Latta Plantation, circa 1800 living-history farm and cotton plantation. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Rd. Huntersville. 704-875-2312 or www.lattaplantation.org

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.
Boy Scouts of America Rail Camp — Feb. 21-23 •
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.

At The YMCA

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
— Healthy cooking demonstration, Friday • 11 am-1 pm: Presented by Toi Degree, family & consumer education agent at Rowan County Cooperative Extension. Sponsored by Alpha kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Xi Omega Chapter
–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
–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, www.ruftyholmes.org
Sweetheart Dance — Feb 15 • 6:30-11 p.m. $70- $130. Held at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd S.

At RPL

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
This weekend – Charlotte Racers Expo — Feb. 7-8: Auction, trade show, swap meet. General admission $10/day for adults, free event parking.
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
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.

Classes

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).
• Feb 9: Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 3760 Stokes Ferry Road, 12:30-5 PM

One Blood, www.cbcc.us
•Feb 10: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul Church Road, 2-6:30 PM
• Feb 12: RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S, 9 AM – 1:30 PM

Speakers & forums

RSVP for free financial seminar — Feb 10 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: “Your Money, Your Funeral, Your Choice. Truth verses assumptions.” South State Bank, 401 W. Innes St., RSVP by Friday at 704-638-6464. Presenter: Juanita H. Miller, Funeral Director/Preneed Specialist. Sponsored by Hairston Funeral Home.
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 info@kaamacc.org
Dr. Dennis Dimick speaks next at the ESU — Feb. 20: National Geographic Magazine‘s Dr. Dennis Dimick. Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or gwood@gerrywoodauto.com. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
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 https://hts.360alumni.com/events/view/6407
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.

Comedy

Andrew Schulz: The Matador Tour — March 22 • McGlohon Theater. Charlotte. Native New Yorker and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Tickets start at $34.50. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Art

Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Valentines/Wine about winter: View the Lovely Blue Exhibition featuring various contemporary works by regional artists. Open 5:30 Tu-Fri, 10-3 Sat. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe gallery.com
‘Mook in Color’ Watercolor Art Exhibit — Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Original watercolors by local artist Mark Brincefield. Free, open to the public. Salisbury Business Center 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. Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St, www.waterworks.org 704-636-1882
ClearWater Arts Center and Studios Spring Judged Show — Opening reception / awards ceremony Feb 9 • 2-4- p.m. Show open through March 26. 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. Through February. Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St, www.waterworks.org 704-636-1882
‘Stickwork’ at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — Through March 15: The Magnificent Seven, 300 whimsical bent and interwoven stick sculptures by NC artist Patrick Dougherty.6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont, https://www.dsbg.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/

Trips

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? btrfestival@gmail.com

Call for vendors

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: Registration now open for all arts & craft and commercial vendors at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com
Downtown Salisbury Cheerwine Festival — May 16: Vendor applications for food, beverage, crafts open Feb. 1 at cheerwinefest.com. Deadline March 6.
NC Folk Festival — September 2020: Accepting applications for food and craft vendors. Deadline March 2. Crafts: contact marketplace@ncfolkfestival.com. Food: contact food@ncfolkfestival.com

Auditions

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

Call for artists/ artisans

ClearWater Arts Center and Studios Spring Judged Show — Feb 9-March 26: Open to artists residing in Cabarrus and surrounding counties. See www.cabarrusartguild.org for Prospectus. Intake dates Feb. 7-8. Opening reception/ awards ceremony Feb. 9. 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com
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.htmlFREEforALL.html
Historic Gold Hill’s Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival — May 9: Artists and craft persons apply for 2020 Gold Rush Art and Crafts Festival. Vendor applications at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $40. All items should be hand-made. Early registration recommended. Deadline May 5. Questions? Email goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com

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 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. Pickup 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 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, hps@horseprotection.org
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 cheerwinefest.com

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