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Local arts & entertainment news Feb. 27-March 4

Community Calendar


Tonight: Meet M.J. Simms-Maddox at Writers Night Out

KANNAPOLIS — M.J. Simms-Maddox, Ph.D., author of “The Priscilla Series”is the featured presenter at the North Carolina Writers’ Network regional meeting tonight at 6:30-8 p.m. at the French Express Café, 2087 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Seating is reserved. RSVP by phone or text to 980-621-0398.


N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts Pirate Day

Saturday, Feb. 29: SPENCER — Arrrr, it’s a pirate invasion of the N.C. Transportation Museum. Visitors are encouraged (but not required) to wear their pirate attire. Pirate Day will feature sword fighting demonstrations, ctivities, crafts, and learning stations across the museum’s 60-acre site. A kids’ pirate costume contest will take place at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. and there will be temporary tattoos, face painting, an opportunity to walk the plank, make a pirate hat, make a pirate flag and a take-home bracelet, plus train rides.
Find ticket and more schedule ­details at www.nctrans.org


New Blood Champ-ionship Wrestling 

Saturday, Feb. 29 • doors 7 pm, Bell time 8 pm: Featuring The Foundation, Kid Chaos, Rex Rumble (above). Adults $8, kids $5. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, rowancountyfair.net/


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.


End of WWII: Victory 45!

Rowan Museum and Rowan Public Library are hosting a six-month campaign of lectures and events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Coming up next:

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.

Learn more at www.rowanmuseum.org or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org


Call for artists : Mooresville Arts 42nd annual Springfest

MOORESVILLE — For Mooresville Arts’ 42nd Springfest, artists age 18+ are eligible to enter the exhibit.
Entries are due March 27-28 at Mooresville Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center St. in historic downtown Mooresville.
The exhibit will be on display at the Gallery inApril and May. The artist award reception is April 17.
Artists may submit up to a total of three entries of art original in execution, concept and composition in any medium except photography and digital art.
For complete guidelines and entry information see www.MooresvilleArts.org or call 704-663-6661.







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