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June 16, 2021

Roundabout: What’s happening March 5-11

Community Calendar

Night Life
Mean Mug coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — TONIGHT, Thursday: March 12: Artists’ Reception 6-8 pm: The art & photography of Renee Rasile and Kathy Osterhus; meet & greet, light refreshments. • Friday March 13: Java Jam Open Mic Night: 7-10 pm with host CJ Peters. Sign up begins at 6:30. • Sunday March 15: Mean Mug 5-Year Anniversary Party 1-8 pm. Live music all day. Mitch Hayes, Sue McHugh, CJ Peters, Taplow, and more • 704-303-9120,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 7:30-9:30 pm Friday: Kelsey Hurley • 7:30-9:30 pm Saturday: Greg Adams • 704-754-8379,
Music Bingo at Old Amor Brewing, 211 West Ave, Kannapolis — Wednesdays • 6-8 p.m.

Music & more

Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band — March 14 • 7-10 pm: Dance at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corbin Ave, Concord,
Monday lunch hour services of Lenten music & meditation — March 16, 23 • 12:15-12:45 pm. Prayer and meditation led by Pastors Rhodes Woolly and Laura Henrik. • March 16: Music by Deanna Boksleitner, organ. • March 23: Music by Connie Burleson, harp and piano.• St. John’s Chapel, 200 W. Innes St.
The Jeff Little Trio Live at Lee Street — March 13 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507 ,
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.,
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.
Castlebay entertains next at the ESU —March 19: Music of Ireland, Scotland, New England, with harp, guitar, fiddle, woodwinds. Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or
Bell Tower Ringers Handbell Festival concert — March 21 • 4 p.m. 150+ ringers led by David VanderMeer. Public is invited. Lewis Hall, First Prestyterian Church, 308 W Fisher St, 704-636-1321,
Center for Faith & the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Gala — March 21 • 7 pm: See FUNDRAISERS
Susan Werner & David Myles at The Davis — March 21 • 8-10 p.m. $37.50 Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord, 704-920-2787 or
Friends of RPL Free Concert Series: Castlebay — March 26 • 7 p.m. Dance tunes in Bygone Ballads. Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W Fisher St. 704-216-8228,


Coming up at Lee Street theatre — ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’ April 16-18 and 23-25. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507 ,
Coming up at PPT (youth theater) — Madagascar, April 23. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or
Final weekend to see ‘Rumors’ at PPT — March 11-14 at 7:30 pm. Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or
PPT presents ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ — April 2-5, and 8-11 • 7:30 p.m. Musical comedy. Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or
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
PPT set construction — March 21, 10 am-4 pm, March 22, 1-5 pm: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” No experience necessary. Lunch provided Saturdays. 704-633-5471,
Hickory Community Theatre’s ‘Shakespeare In Love’ — March 6-22: Jeffers Theatre, 30 3rd St NW. 828-328-2283 or
Hickory Community Theatre’s ‘Exit Laughing’ — March 27-April 11: a comedy about three southern ladies who borrow the ashes of their recently deceased friend for a final card game. Performed in the Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 or

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13: Award Winning New Vintage Wines of Oak Farm Vineyards: The #1 Winery in Lodi, Calif. Hosted by Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


Easter egg decorating at China Grove Roller Mill — April 4 (rain date April 11) • 10:45 am-1 pm. Decorate wooden Easter eggs and color other Easter items. Follows the Town of China Grove’s Easter egg hunt. Sponsored by Rowan Museum.
Egg-cellent Adventure Egg Hunt — April 4-5 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Patterson Farm, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla, 704-636-4005.
11th annual Lazy Five Easter Eggstravaganza — April 4, April 11 • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Highway 150 East, Mooresville.
Easter Bunny Express at the NC Transportation Museum — April 4, 5, 10, 11 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See
Easter egg hunt — April 11 • 11-11:30 a.m. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road,
Easter egg hunt — April 11 • 11-11:30 a.m. Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road,
Easter egg hunt — April 11 • 11-11:30 a.m. Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mount Ulla,
Cancelled: Historic Gold Hill Easter egg hunt and Spring Fest scheduled for April 11 has been cancelled.

NC Transportation Museum

NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889 or
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 through April 4: Hands-on historical experience. Safety orientation included.
Wind & Wings: The Science Of Flight — March 19-21 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Easter Bunny Express — April 4-5 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$12.


Charlotte Hamfest — March 13-14: The area’s largest indoor hamfest. Meet other ham operators, buy and sell gear, take a license exam, and attend forums. Event times and ticket info at
Ring in Spring in Downtown Salisbury — April 4 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gateway Park, intersection of Depot and E. Innes Streets.
City of Kannapolis hosts new ballpark open house celebration — April 4 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Short ceremony, behind the scenes self-guided tours, music, games, prizes, surprises. Team mascot Boomer will be on hand for autographs and selfies. Free to the public, concession foods available for purchase.
2020 Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30: Sammy Kershaw concert headliner. Kannapolis.
Cheerwine Festival — May 16, Downtown
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., 704-636-0103.

This & That

Davie Craft Assoc second annual Spring Fling — March 21 • 9 am-4 pm: Local artisans and crafters. B C Brock gymnasium, 622 N. Main St., Mocksville.
Within the House Within- A Game of Puzzles & Perils — March 28-29 • 12-9 p.m. $25.It’s what happens when your RPG stumbles into a H.P. Lovecraft inspired escape room. Two hour live action , clue solving mystery game. Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St., 980-330-1278,
American Girl Kaya, A Junior Collectors’ Adventure — April 4 • 2-4 pm: Discover this Native American girl’s story. Displays, door prizes, snacks, programs, souvenirs. Sponsored by The Rowan Doll Society. $25 for 1 adult and 1 child. Advance registration required by April 1. Spencer Women s Club, 100 Third St.
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.
‘Pearls of Wisdom’ quilt show — May 1-2: West End Event Center. Details and discount ticket coupon at


POSTPONED: 34th Annual Brady Author’s Symposium — March 19 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St. Ticket info at 800-228-2922
Mark de Castrique book launch, ‘Murder in Rat Alley’ — March 21 • 2-4 p.m Charlotte author, producer, director. South Main Book Company, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788,


EMKF Vegas Nite — March 14 • 7-11 p.m. Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School fundraising event. $30-$50. Rowan Museum, 202 N Main St, 704-633-5946,
March Mad Hatters Party & Beer Tasting benefits Salisbury Pride — March 15 • 4-8 pm: $20 ticket includes 1 beer flavor brewed specially for Pride, food and deejay. Hat Contest: Most Original, Funniest, Biggest. New Sarum Brewing Co. 109 N. Lee St.
Breakfast honoring local firemen, military, law enforcement — March 21 • 7:30-10 am: Woodleaf UMC sponsored by Faith Community Health Ministry. Donations support our Community Health Ministry.
SRHS Band BBQ Fundraiser — March 14 • South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St, China Grove. 704-857-1161,
Cleveland Lions Spring Breakfast— March 14 • 7-10 a.m. Scrambled eggs, country ham, bacon, sausage, home-made biscuits, grits, beverages. By donation. Cleveland Lions Den, 106 Cemetery St, Cleveland. Supports better vision and other humanitarian efforts. 704-278-2252.
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. Info: Wanda Wright, 704-636-3015.
Center for Faith & the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Gala — March 21 • 7 pm: “You Must Remember This” – An Evening in Casablanca at Lee Street theatre. Tickets $75. Business casual, fancy attire or 40s 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 or
April:National Child Abuse Prevention Month — Pinwheel kits available at or 130 Woodson St., 704-639-1700.
Hot dog combo and raffle fundraiser for pancreas transplant — May 2 • 2-5 pm: Proceeds go to Briana Beaver.Held at Salon 52, 8484 US 52 Rockwell. 2 dogs, chips, drink, dessert. $8. Raffle tickets $1. Find more info on Facebook.

Rowan Museum

‘Victory 45!’ presented by and
Rowan Museum and Rowan Public Library’s series of lectures and events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
March 1-31: Women Partisans Exhibit – Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher 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.


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.
Genealogical Society of Rowan County — March 17 • 7 pm: Former Catawba History professor Gary Freeze on “The Charles Fishers and Life in Rowan, 1817-1861”. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Open to the public.
Annual Colonial Spring Frolic — April 4 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry,


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,
— March 16: Home Health 1 pm: What is Home Health?
–March 18: Spring Fling Craft Fair 8-2 pm
–March 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive 11-3:30 pm. Urgent Need
March 25: Lunch & Learn Noon: Rowan Presents Voice Issues
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am,
–April 7: 25th Anniversary River Dance 3:30 pm Belk Theater, deadline March 5.
–April 23: Mystery Gardens-Concord: 9:30 am, lunch, ending the day with Cabarrus Creamery

At Cabarrus Arena

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,
Charlotte Hamfest — March 13-14: The area’s largest indoor hamfest. Meet other ham operators, buy and sell gear, take a license exam, and attend forums. Event times and ticket info at
Speedway Classic of the Carolinas Spring Dog Show — March 26-29: Dogs of all shapes and sizes competing in agility and obedience trials. Spectators free with $5 event parking, but please leave your furry friends at home.


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,
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
• Priscilla Clark Designs, 119 W. Innes St., 704-223-8452,
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses.
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, for adults and kids. 123 E. Liberty St,
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Mt Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Blood drives or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
March 14: China Grove Church of God, 413 North Franklin St, China Grove, 8 AM – 12:30 pm
March 19: JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd, 11 AM -3:30 pm
March 24: Hitachi Metals, China Grove, 3-7 pm
One Blood,
March 16: Providence United Methodist Church, 3-7 pm


Now Are the Foxes presented by Lee Street theatre— March 14: Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,
Andrew Schulz: The Matador Tour — March 22 • McGlohon Theater. Charlotte. Tickets start at $34.50. or 800-745-3000 or

Home & Garden

Learn to prune roses — 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.


22nd Riverrun Film Festival — March 26- April 5: This year RiverRun will screen 173 films, including 77 features and 96 shorts from 42 countries. Milton Rhodes Center of the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., W-S.
Sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival accepting submissions — May 8-9; submissions accepted through March. Must have a NC connection. or 919-814-7028 or


Annual Student Art Expo sponsored by The Carolina Artists — March 9-12 • 3- 7 pm. Reception is 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, and awards presentation is at 6 p.m. 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.
Rowan County Parks and Rec Senior Art Show and Performing Arts Exhibition — March 20 • 10 am-2:30 pm: Free, open to the public. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Noon lunch; performances begin at 1 pm.
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Lovely Blue exhibition features contemporary works by regional artists. 5:30 Tu-Fri, 10-3 Sat. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe,
SBC ‘Art in Nature’ photography exhibit — By Shane Tolliver and Michael Frank. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St. 704-209-4589,
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — New group show on exhibit. Thurs-Sat, 11 am-4 pm, or 704-469-2781. 409-413 N Lee St.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Through May 16: Spring 2020 Exhibition – Creative Habitats featuring Lorraine Turi; Alix Hitchcock; Adam Wensil. Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882
Art in Bloom at the NC Museum of Art — March 19-22: 50+ floral designers create floral pieces inspired by works in the NCMA’s collection. or919-715-5923. 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
23rd annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival — March 28: Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE. www.catawba

Call for vendors

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: Register through March for arts & craft and commercial vendors at

Auditions/call for performers

Cannon Ballers host National Anthem auditions for inaugural season — March 15 • 1-4 pm: Cabarrus Brewing Company for performers of all ages (under age 18 must be accompanied by adult). Must pre-register at before the day of the event. 329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, 704-932-3267.
PPT auditions for ‘Madagascar’ — 4 and 5 p.m. March 16-17: Cold readings from the script. RSVP to 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher S.
PPT auditions for ‘A Room with a View’ — April 20-21 • 7 pm: By E.M. Forster, adapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. Meroney Theater, 3rd floor. Roles for 5 men (ages 17-65) and 6 women (ages 18-80). Cold readings from the script. Production dates June

Call for artists/ artisans

Mooresville Arts 42nd annual Springfest — Entries due March 27-28 at Mooresville Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center St. Artist award reception April 17. For age 18+ in any medium except photography and digital. Guidelines, entry info at or 704-663-6661.
Spring into Arts — Accepting applications for May 9, 2020 festival in Concord. For artists and crafters of jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, more. Deadline March 31. Original and handmade work only. Questions? or 704-784-4208.
Historic Gold Hill’s Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival — May 9: Artists and crafters apply to participate. Vendor applications at Space fee $40. Hand made only; subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? Email goldhillmerchants
Spring Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — May 16 • Deadline April 16: Most disciplines accepted. Artists display downtown, demonstrations encouraged. No charge to the artist. Apply to or or see

Call for volunteers

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — April 30-May 3: Needed: 200+ people! Register at 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
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
One Church One Child Rowan County — Jon Hunter, ROCOC coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. rococ or 704-216-7914
Your Rowan Street Team — Help spread positive happenings at the Your Rowan booth. Complete the survey at
Docents at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Training provided; just bring your passion for the arts. 704-636-1882.
Novant Rowan Medical Center — Accepting adult volunteer applications for the New Cancer Center. Contact
The Pedal Factory — 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145,
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email 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,
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Jim Martin, 704-638-9000 x3904.
Cheerwine Festival —May 16: Individuals or groups apply at


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