Local arts and entertainment news Feb. 6-12
Meet the artist at Pottery 101
Opening reception Friday, Feb. 7 • 6-8 p.m.
Jennifer Mecca is a utilitarian potter who likes to create unique, visually pleasing pots that are useful in everyday life. She earned a BFA in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989 and returned in 1995 to complete a BFA and MFA in Ceramics in 1999.
She currently works from her home studio in Gastonia where she lives with her husband, son and twin daughters.
Jennifer’s opening reception coincides with Downtown Salisbury’s annual Wine About Winter event. Her show will remain on display until March 6.
Community Sock Hop on Friday
Feb. 7 • 7-9 p.m.
First United Methodist Church is hosting a Sock Hop on Friday in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of Bank and Church Streets.
This will be an opportunity for community-building, for intergenerational fun, and for support of a vital ministry.
The event is free, but we will accept donations for Camp Discovery, a week-long traditional camp experience for rising 4th and 5th grade students across the Rowan-Salisbury School System at no cost to them. Each student is paired with a mentor and is encouraged to try new things and explore the beauty of nature.
Sock Hop attire is encouraged, but not required. www.fumcsalisbury.org
PPT set construction
For “Rumors, ” Feb. 8, 10 am-4 pm, Feb. 9, 1-5 pm. No experience necessary. Lunch provided Saturdays. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
Feb. 24-25 • 7 p.m. Audition for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” at the Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. For details call 704-633-5471 or visit PiedmontPlayers.com
Hawkins book signing Saturday
Feb. 8 • 4 p.m.
Barry Hawkins Jr., a native of Salisbury, is hosting a book signing for his newly released book, “Dreaming Into Destiny: Communicating With God Through Dreams.” on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 125 Marriott Circle.
“Dreaming Into Destiny” is a biblically rooted tool to encourage seekers. By blending theology, anecdotes and strategic practices, Hawkins offers insight into how one moves from merely dreaming, to interpreting, and responding to God-inspired dreams.
Save The Date
Williams to present Heritage Lecture Series at Hood Seminary
Feb. 21 • 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 • 10 a.m.
The annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series is Friday and Saturday in the Aymer Center on the Seminary campus, 810 Lutheran Synod Drive . Both events are free and open to the public.
Register at https://hts.360alumni.com/events/view/6407
A native of Rockford, Illinois, Eric Williams, PhD, currently serves as the Curator of Religion for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.
His current research examines the meanings of religion within African American history and culture, and the role and influences of African religions in the Atlantic world.