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Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 20-26

Community Calendar

Night Life

Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — Tonight: Feb 20: College Night Open Stage 7-10 pm Music, Stand-Up, Poetry. Friday Feb 21: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm with host CJ Peters. Sign up begins at 6:30. Sunday Feb 23: 6-8 pm Hot Spot concert with Darcie Richardson. 704-303-9120, 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: Greg Adams • 8-10 pm Saturday: Brad Rattledge • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Music & more

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
Catawba College Spring Choral Concert — Feb 23 • 4 pm: “Love is in the Air” features selections related to the love of God, Country and Humankind. Pop Acapella, Chamber Choirs will also perform. Under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, Jacob Hahn accompanies. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Free, open to the public.
Friends of RPL Free Concert Series: Flat Tire Trio — Feb. 27 • 7 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
Lunch hour service of Lenten music & meditation — Monday, March 9 • 12:15-12:45 pm. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W. Innes St. Prayer and meditation led by Pastors Rhodes Woolly and Laura Henrik. Special music by Rosemary Kinard, flute/Rob Durocher, piano.
Lunch hour service of Lenten music & meditation — Monday, March 16 • 12:15-12:45 pm. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W. Innes St. Prayer and meditation led by Pastors Rhodes Woolly and Laura Henrik. Special music by Deanna Boksleitner, organ.
Lunch hour service of Lenten music & meditation — Monday, March 23 • 12:15-12:45 pm. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W. Innes St. Prayer and meditation led by Pastors Rhodes Woolly and Laura Henrik. Special music by Connie Burleson, harp and piano.
On stage at The Davis — March 7 • 8 pm: Melinda Doolittle. $40. American Idol finalist sings The Great American Soulbook. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St South, Concord. Tickets at 704-920-2787 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
The Jeff Little Trio Live at Lee Street — March 13 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507 , www.leestreet.org
Salisbury Symphony presents —March 14 • 7:30 pm: Ellis Island Dream Of America, Peter Boyer’s multimedia work for orchestra with video and actors. Plus Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony. $10-$35. Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St., www.salisburysymphony.org
W-S Festival Ballet presents Beethoven Rocks —March 13-14 • 8 pm: Gary Taylor’s Dancing Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Rakowski. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N Spruce St. Tickets $35 or /$30.50 at 336-747-1414.
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.
Bell Tower Ringers Handbell Festival concert — March 21 • 4 p.m. Led by David VanderMeer. The public is invited. Held in Lewis Hall, First Prestyterian Church, 308 W Fisher St, 704-636-1321, www.salisburyfirstpres.org
Center for Faith & the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Gala — March 21 • 7 pm: See FUNDRAISERS

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ — Feb 27-29 and March 5-7 • 7:30 pm. See page 7C. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507 , www.leestreet.org
PPT youth theater presents — The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Theatre Statesville presents Pulitzer Prize Winner ‘Proof’ — Opens tonight: Feb. 20-March 1. Passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Rotary Auditorium at Mitchell Community College, 500 W.Broad St. Statesville. Tickets and times at www.theatrestatesville.com
PPT Mainstage productions — Rumors — March 5-8. Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Carson High’s musical preview of upcoming ‘Bright Star’ — March 2 • 7-8 p.m. 15 minute set with actors previewing show, ticket sales onsite. South Main Book Company, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788 www.southmainbookcompany.com
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
Hickory Community Theatre to perform ‘Shakespeare In Love’ — March 6-22: Jeffers Theatre, 30 3rd St NW. 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 21: Wines of Columbia Valley Washington with Stephanie. $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

NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889 or www.nctrans.org
Pirate Day! — Feb 29: Visitors encouraged (but not required) to wear pirate attire to sword fighting lessons, demonstrations, pirate flag making, pirate life demonstrations, crafts, kids’ costume contest, train rides. Museum regular rates apply. For tickets. schedule and events see 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.
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.

Festivals

‘Irish Done Right’ — March 12: Irish music, dance, food. Featuring entertainment by Erin Tide Band and St. Joseph’s Irish Dancers. Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. Reservations are required at 828-632-6966 or see www.hiddenitearts.org
8th Annual Celtic Festival at Latta Plantation — March 14-15: 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. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. Huntersville. 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.
Bicentennial celebration of the Hall House — May 1-2: See HISTORY. historicsalisbury.org, 704-636-0103.

This & That

New Blood Championship Wrestling — Saturday, Feb. 29 • doors 7 pm, Bell time 8 pm: Featuring The Foundation, Kid Chaos, Rex Rumble (above). Adlts $8, kids $5. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, rowancountyfair.net/
Charlotte Spring Home & Garden Show — Feb. 28-March 1 and March 6-8: Theme “Vintage South.” Meet Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House. Held at The Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte.Times and tickets at Charlottespringhomeandgardenshow.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. RSVP by Feb. 29 at 704-855-8353 or Eventbrite.com
‘Pearls of Wisdom’ quilt show — May 1-2: West End Event Center. Details and discount ticket coupon at http://www.salisburyrowanquilters.net
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Tuesdays • 7-8:45 p.m., $5/pp. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr Ave. Gabriel and Dan Goodnight, 704-633-9782. Caller is Marty Northrup, 864-909-3950.

Fundraisers

54th annual Lutheran Mens Bar-B-Q — Feb 22 • 11:30 am-7 pm: St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 4400 St Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. BBQ pork and chicken, baked beans, homemade potato salad, slaw, bread, dessert, drink. Dine-in or takeout. 704 279-3768. Proceeds go to needs of church, community and various charities.
Talent show fundraiser for youth programs — Feb 22 • 6:30 pm: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 131 W. Council St. From tap dancing to violin solos. Desserts will be sold. Proceeds benefit youth programming at the church. Info: Caroline Stephenson, cstephenson@sls.church
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.
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.
One Heartbeat, The Andrew Ashley Benefit — March 1 • noon-7 pm: New Sarum Brewery, 109 N Lee St. Corn hole tournament 1 p.m. Silent auction, food, music. To raise money for Andrew Ashley and his family to help with bills and expenses while Andrew recovers from heart transplant surgery.
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Dinner — March 6: Dine in, carry out. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. 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.
Kiwanis Pancake Festival — March 6-7 • Friday 5-8 pm; Saturday 7:30-10:30 am. $5. Annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival. Funds benefit children’s charities. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd W, 704-636-0111 kiwanisclubofsalisburync.portalbuzz.com
BBQ pork and chicken — March 7 • 10 am-7 pm or until gone. The Arbor UMC, 4415 Woodleaf Road. Homemade desserts. Plates or BBQ by the pound, whole and half chickens. Take out or eat in . Some deliveries. Homemade desserts. Proceeds go to various church mission projects.
Steppin’ Out Social Club Fish Fry — March 7 • 11 am- until. Beside Burger King on Jake Alexander. Croaker or whiting plate $10, croaker or whiting sandwich $8, hot dogs $2. Will deliver 5 or more. 704-232-5201 or 70-640-6993.
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. Music from 1920-2020, live performances by the Ladies of Lee Street Theatre, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Destiny Stone. $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.
Center for Faith & the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Gala — March 21 • 7 pm: An Evening in Casablanca at Lee Street theatre. Tickets $75. Business casual, fancy attire or 40’s style attire for fun.Rowan Big Band, dancing, live painting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar plus A demonstration and swing dance lesson. 704-647-0999 or info@faithart.org or www.faithart.org

Rowan Museum’s Victory 45

www.rowanmuseum.org or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
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

Defense of Fort Dobbs Remembered — Feb. 29-March 1: A glimpse of the harrowing days of the Anglo-Cherokee War, 1760. The 260th anniversary program features living history interpreters, musket and swivel cannon firing demonstrations, 18th century military camp life. Admission $2 per person. 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org
John Knox DAR — March 14 • 10:30 am: Masterpiece Quilts from the DAR Museum, speaker Linda Rivenbark. Open to the public. RPL Hurley Room, 201 W. Fisher St.

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
–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
TONIGHT Carolina Artists host open demonstration — Feb 20 • 6:30 pm: Brandon Henrie presenting introduction to watercolor painting, including a still life demonstration. For anyone 18 and over, not just seniors. Visitors welcome.
Movie Of The Month — Feb. 27 • 2 p.m. Anna chooses Feb 29 to propose marriage then meets a charming innkeeper and begins to reevaluate her plans.
Movie Of The Month — Feb. 27 • 2 p.m. Anna chooses Feb 29 to propose marriage then meets a charming innkeeper and begins to reevaluate her plans.
AARP — March 5 • 1 pm: Crock-pot/covered dish lunch, discussion on “Heart Health” led by Edna Gillespie. Installation of new officers. For seniors 50+. 704-216-7714.

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

At Cabarrus Arena

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.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

Rufty’s Chrismon Shop hosts Chrismon classes — March 5-7 • Classes begin at 10 or 10:30 am. All levels will be taught. Call for reservations and more info at 704-636-7790. Reservations should be made at least one week prior to the class you choose. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

Center for Faith & the Arts presents Noelle Rasmussen’s ‘Make Your Mark’ Photography Class — March 14 • 10-11:30 am. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. If it’s sunny learn to make simple cyanotypes with objects from our daily lives. If it’s rainy explore indoor mark making with pens, pencils and items from our environment. For all ages and abilities. Cost: by donation to the Center for Faith and the Arts. Pre-register at 704-647-0999 or info@faithart.org or www.faithart.org

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 21: Belk, 1455 Klumac Road, 1:30-6 PM
Feb 21: North Rowan High School, Spence, 7:45 AM-12:15
Feb 22: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 8 AM-12:30

Speakers & forums

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
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/640

Comedy

Now Are the Foxes presented by Lee Street theatre— March 14: Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
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

Home & Garden

Calling all rose lovers—learn to prune (when and how) — March 14 (rain date March 21) • 8-10 am. The Rowan Rose Society will prune the roses in the Triangle Garden on West Innes St. Bring your pruners.
Rowan Redbuds Garden Club — Feb 27 • 1 pm, RPL Stanback Room., 201 West Fisher St. The program by Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Mitchell Hagler on “Why Garden?” Visitors welcome.

Art

The Carolina Artists — Feb 20 • 6:30 pm: Hosting a watercolor demonstration at the next meeting. Open to the public, not just members. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Annual Student Art Expo sponsored by The Carolina Artists — March 9-12 • 3- 7 pm: Showcasing art by Salisbury area students in grades K-12 at the Salisbury Civic Center. Free and open to the public. 315 S. MLK Jr. Ave.
‘Art in Nature’ photography exhibit opening reception — Feb. 21 • 6-8 p.m. Free. Meet artists Shane Tolliver and Michael Frank. Light refreshments, live music with Samantha Gabrielle. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St. 704-209-4589, http://www.salisburybusinesscenter.com
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — View the Lovely Blue exhibition featuring contemporary works by regional artists. 5:30 Tu-Fri, 10-3 Sat. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe gallery.com, www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/
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 — Through May 16: Spring 2020 Exhibition – Creative Habitats. Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St, www.waterworks.org 704-636-1882
Meet the Artists of Tone during Art Walk — Friday, Feb 21 •6-9 pm: Art Walk and Artists Reception, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S, Concord,. On exhibit through April 25. Free admission.

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

Downtown Salisbury Cheerwine Festival — May 16: Vendor applications for food, beverage, crafts at cheerwinefest.com. Deadline March 6.
Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: Register through March for arts & craft and commercial vendors at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com
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/call for performers

Auditions for PPT’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” — Sunday, Feb. 23 • 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., 3rd Floor Meroney Theater. Prepare 16 bar song and be prepared to dance. No registration necessary. This is not a youth production but high school and college students may audition. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Call for artists/ artisans

Deadline Saturday: Hart Witzen’s ‘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
Full Circle Arts Tiny Art Show — Intake Feb 27-29: Eighth annual Tiny Art Show. Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory. No more than seven inches high or wide. Open to all visual media. Entry fee $10 for up to 5 entries. Opening reception March 12, 6-8 pm, at Full Circle Arts. 828-322-7545, www.fullcirclearts.org.
Spring into Arts — Accepting applications for May 9, 2020 festival Downtown Concord, Open to artists and crafters of jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, more. Download form and submit check with payment by March 31. $85 for 10 x 10 space. Original and handmade work only. Questions? Email info@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208.
Historic Gold Hill’s Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival — May 9: Artists and craft persons submit applications to participate in the 2020 Gold Rush Art and Crafts Festival in the Historic Village of Gold Hill. Vendor applications may be found at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $40. Hand made only; subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? Email goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com
Spring Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — May 16 • Deadline April 16: Most disciplines accepted. Artists will display downtown, demonstrations encouraged. No charge to the artist. To apply email info@downtownhickory.com or blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or see DowntownHickory.com

Call for volunteers

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: The festival needs more than 200 people. Register at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com by April 1 and get free T-shirt.
Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — Front desk, mainly answering phone; help with fundraisers, public events; general kennel assistance. See www.faithfulfrindsnc.org
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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