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Friday: Beverly Guitar Watkins special guest performance — 8-11 p.m., Friday Aug. 2: Beverly Guitar Watkins sponsored by the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society, $10 DOS, proceeds to fund October 19 Blues and Jazz Festival. LGAC black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., 704-636-2811.
Dancing with the Stars featuring Divided By Four — 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday Aug. 3: $8 at the door, food and festive drinks, proceeds to fund October 19 Blues and Jazz Festival. LGAC black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., 704-636-2811.
Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz — 8-11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9: Pronounced SAY-jezz, as in plural of ‘sage,’ imagine a kaleidoscopic New Orleans marching band crossed with an outer space production of ‘Peter & the Wolf.’ Jabe Fisher opens. LGAC’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., http://23psaegz.bandcamp.com
Charlotte Folk Society kicks off new season — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9: Free. CFS launches the 2013-14 season with Southern singer/songwriter Kate Campbell. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. www.folksociety.org
Union Street Live Evening — 6-9 p.m., Aug. 14: Craig Woolard Band. Free outdoor summer concert on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Delbert McClinton at the The Neighborhood Theatre — Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 13, $35 advance, $40 DOS. 511 East 36th St., Charlotte, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

Woodleaf festival’s Tomato Trot 5k evening run and walk — 7 p.m., Friday Aug. 9: 6th annual Tomato Trot 5k with an all new course. First 125 pre-register participates receive Tomato Trot Shirt and packet. Top 3 male and female receive awards. Registration $20 in advance, $25 day of race. Woodleaf. Email: tomatotrot@yahoo.com, www.sportoften.com, 704-224-5134.
8th annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17: Celebrating the tomato and farms that have been growing them in Woodleaf for more than a century. Event begins with antique tractors and more in parade, followed by Little Miss Tomato contests for children, silent auction, craft demonstrations, tomato eating contest, live music, games for children, toy-tractor pull for children,food, attic sale, tomatoes and other produce for sale. Held at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleve NC, as church building fundraiser. www.facebook/woodleaftomato
Music on the Mountain with Matthew Weaver and The Edwards — 1-3 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31: Free family event with Matthew Weaver and the Edwards performing at Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, Dunn’s Mountain Road. Information: Bob Pendergrass, 704 216-7819 or Bob.Pendergrass@rowancountync.gov
Beach Fest at the Rowan County Fairgrounds — Gates open 11 a.m., Aug. 31-Sept 1: The Catalinas, The Time Clark Band, Too Much Sylvia, Atlantic Groove, Holiday Band, Ken Knox and Co., Darrell Harwood, Sugarcreek Reunion. General admission, bands begin at 2 p.m. Tickets: 1 day advance $25, DOS $30; 2 day advance $35, DOS $40; call for VIP or camping info. Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association. 704-640-2326, www.rowancountyfair.net

Comic legend James Gregory at the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Tickets start at $27, available at 877-643-6854, 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com/home/HOME.html. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
“Clean Guys of Comedy” broadcasts live from the Buell — 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: A night of laughter without the f-bombs with “Full House” star Dave Coulier and comedians Jamie Kennedy, Andy Hendrickson, Ralph Harris, Heather McDonald. Ticket info at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road, 704-639-1342, www.cinemark.com

Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘The Nerd’— 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, adults $15, seniors/students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St, 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com
Broadway’s Best Theatre season begins, Mocksville — Aug. 9-11 and 15-19: “Broadway—The 50s thru the 80s” • “ Sept. 13-15 and 19-22: I Do, I Do” • Oct 18-20 and 24-27: “Broadway’s Tricks And Treats” • “Holidays On Broadway,” Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec 5-8 • Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or www.broadwaysbest.biz. Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
Uwharrie Players present ‘Big River’ — Aug. 2-4, at Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Hwy. 24/27 one mile west of Albemarle. Uwharrie Players, www.uwharrieplayers.org or 704-983-1020.

Kannapolis History Associates present — 7 p.m. Monday, Aug 5: “Push Em Back, Push Em Back, Way Back,” a look at the beginnings of high school football in Kannapolis. A. L. Brown High School social room, park East of church and follow signs. History room 704-932-6125 x412.
Meet the artist of ‘Capitol Farewell’ — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Sept. 14: Mort Künstler signs prints of Civil War painting “Capitol Farewell,” as part of upcoming exhibit at N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh showcasing original paintings. “For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler” opens Friday, Aug. 23. Signing takes place in the Museum Shop. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
Stoneman’s Raid tour announced — “Driving Dixie Down Tour: Stoneman’s Raid of 1865 in North Carolina,” Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, will visit sites from Danbury to Old Salem to Salisbury, $295, stay at historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, www.brookstowninn.com. Information and registration 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or email info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com
Living History Saturdays at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 17: Living history demonstration in addition to regular site activities at the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public, daily tours of the circa 1800 Latta home and 11 outbuildings, kitchen garden, rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock. Free with regular site admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free) • Aug. 3 – Gold Panning- you try too • Aug. 10 – Natural Dyeing • Aug. 17 – 18th- World War II Living History • Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.

Lexington’s Friday Night Summer Stroll — 6-8:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 2: Music, classic car cruise-in, pigs, sidewalk chalk art, shopping, dining. Bluegrass by The Oak Tree Boys in Conrad & Hinkle Square. Classic cars starting at 6 p.m; cars should be in place by 6:15. Other activities include children’s sidewalk chalk art. Information 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook
Friday: Movie in the Park Salisbury — 8 p.m. pre-movie; 8:45 p.m. movie begins, admission free. On the City Park lawn, Club Drive at Jackson St. • Friday, Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.” www.salisburync.gov
Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3: Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 3: Bon Odori (Japanese Culture Festival); meet in front of Magic Mart at 7:30 a.m. to go to Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St., Charlotte • Through August, group hosts display at main headquarters of Rowan Public Library on Anime Conventions, Anime magazines, manga, Japanese Pop Stars • 1-7 p.m. Aug. 17: Cosplay picnic, City Park shelter # 1. www.facebook.com/ events/list/ 2013/August#!/events/396382917126876/
Summer Night Out, Brick Street Live with Darrell Harwood — 5-9 p.m., Friday Aug. 9, downtown Salisbury,merchants open late, free trolley rides, live music, kids activities. Concert starts 7 p.m. ww.visitsalisburync.com
Stained Glass Trolley Tour — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10: A tour of historic stained glass in Salisbury incl. Haven Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran, St. Luke’s Episcopal, Soldier’s Memorial, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, followed by lunch at Center for Faith & the Arts. Reservations/advance payment required, $20 includes lunch. www.faithart.org/events.html
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — www.cityofkannapolis.com
— Movies in the Park Kannapolis. Village Park, 700 West C St., movies start approx 8:45 p.m. Friday Aug. 2: ‘Hotel Transylvania.’
— Thursdays on Main evening series. Veterans Park; Corner of N. Main and East First St., 6-9 p.m., Aug. 8: Fantastic Shakers.
— Concert at Village Park, 700 West C St., 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10: A1A with fireworks.
— Stories Under the Stars. 7 p.m. at Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. Aug. 17: Dancing Stories, Traditional African dances, stories performed by April Turner; Sept. 21: Poetry Alive.
Concord Library events — • Children’s, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs end on Saturday, Aug. 3. Stop by before 5 p.m. to redeem prizes. 704-920-2050 • Concord Book Discussion, Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. “The Violinist’s Thumb” by Sam Kean, 704-920-2053 • Terrific Tie-Dye, Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m., ages 5-12 create tie-dye designs with permanent markers. Bring a white cotton shirt or handkerchief. 704-920-2058 • The Great Fuzz Frenzy Storytime Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m., ages 3-5 hear stories about underground animals and decorate a pom pom prairie dog. 704-.920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society annual Pops ‘n Jazz Concert/Silent Auction — Aug. 10: Concert at 7 p.m., but show up early for a seat, drink, bidding. Silent auction items donated by NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carolina Panthers, US National Whitewater Center, AMC Theatres, Stitchin’ Post Gifts, Chef Santos, Greystone Salon & Spa, Magical Moments Candid Photography, more. Concert will include karaoke audience participation. Free admission, beer and wine available with donation, complimentary snacks available. All proceeds to go support the choir. LGAC black box theater, N. Lee St. www.facebook.com/salisbuy_rowan_choral_society.com
Back to School Blast — Saturday Aug. 17: Community-wide school supply donation drive hosted by Bella Vita Salon. To help or contribute call 980-255-0929 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email tcookjj@yahoo.com
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment only. 704-431-7854 to schedule. $15.


The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 2: Bluegrass band Destination Bluegrass, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3: local acoustic duo Seth and Kristin Grigg, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open juke box. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3: Christian music with Evolve and Downpour. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Danny Franklin plays live — Former lead singer of Jericho plays acoustic hits • 8-11 p.m. Aug. 3 and 17: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis • 5-7:30 p.m. Monday Aug. 5 and 19: The Pub, Main Street Kannapolis
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: For all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m., Saturdays: Live music • 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Line dance lessons • 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays: Bike Nite with deejay Ron • Thursdays: Karaoke contest • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow, line dance lessons 7 p.m. • 704-762-999, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — Tuesdays,Wednesdays: Live music on the patio • Mondays, Kids’ Night Out • Tuesdays, Bike Night • Wednesdays Cruise-In. All evenings begin at 5 p.m. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV, fun local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — Second and fourth Fridays, Members $5, others $7. VFW Post 2031, www.statesvilleshagclub.com
TJ’s (formerly High Rock Boat & Ski Club), 2675 Providence Church Road — Summer hours Thursday-Friday: 4 p.m. until, Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com

The Blue Vine — Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday Aug. 6. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m, Friday, Aug. 2: Stephanie’s Summer Picks Part 2: Stephanie continues her selection of wines with 6 more red, white and rosé wines perfect for your Salisbury Summer. $5/perAug. 3: Drop in for free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Painting with Patt begins Aug. 6 — Patt Legg accepting adult students (age 16+) for oil painting class, beginner/ intermediate. Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. beginning Aug.6. Advance pay for first 3 classes at reduced pricing of $90 expected, then $40 per class, pay as you go. Basic techniques of Old Masters will be taught (layered/drying between layers). Easels provided. Rail Walk Studios on Lee St. Call 704-762-9647 or 704-232-6000 for class fees and material list, www.pattlegg.com/
Free summer dance camp — In His Steps Dance hosts “Not of this World” for girls pre-K through 12th grade. All-day campers should bring snacks, lunch, drinks. Aug. 12: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: rising K-12th grade girls; Statesville, Horizon Church, 316 Signal Hill Drive • Aug. 12: 30-5 p.m.: rising preK girls; Statesville, Horizon Church, 316 Signal Hill Drive • Aug. 14: 10 a.m.-noon: pre K Camp; Mooresville, Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road • Aug. 16: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: rising K-12th grade girls; Mooresville, Selma Burke Community Center, 781 Agape Drive • Information or interview, contact Donna Smith, founder, ihsdance@aol.com, ihsdance.com, facebook.com/ihsdance
New Beginner Line Dancing begins — 4:45-5:30 Thursdays, Aug. 1-Sept. 26: $30, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10 • 1-3 p.m., Aug. 5 and 19 • 6-8 p.m., Aug. 8. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Pottery 101 — Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Students create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 • Aug. 10: Name Plaque. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
Summer art at Salisbury Art Station — 9 a.m.-noon, $35 non-refundable deposit, full payment needed before class begins, may drop child off at 8 a.m. for $12 fee • Creating Creatures, Aug. 5-8, ages “older” 5 and up, $130: Building forms 2- we will have a blast focusing on the basic elements of art; take basics and spin it into wild creations • 704-754-0853 or email contact@Salisburyartstation.com
Stained glass — 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, www.celestialglasworks.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@yahoo.com
Zumba fitness — • 9 a.m., Saturdays through Aug., Westside Swim and Racquet Club, Neal Road. 45-min. classes open to the public, $3 • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Medicare Questions with answers — 2:30 p.m., Aug. 6: By Salisbury Gardens, free. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Aug. 21: “The Five Wishes” advance directives. Free, but preregister at 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Shown at Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road. Tickets at www.FathomEvents.com
Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars — Reynolda House’s Cinema Under the Stars series, Friday nights starting Aug. 16. Gates open 8 p.m., films at 9 p.m. Arrive early, bring a picnic; wine, beer available for purchase. Rain location, Babcock Auditorium. $5 per person, cash only. Details 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
— Aug. 16: “Annie Hall” (1977), directed by Woody Allene.
— Aug. 23: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), directed by Steven Spielberg.

Old Courthouse Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Festival — 7-9 p.m., Monday-Tuesday Aug. 5-6: Needed 12 males of various ages, 7-8 females, on a theme of “Eat Your Heart Out.” Show dates Aug. 23-24. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for a list of character descriptions.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s ‘Veronica’s Room’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday Aug. 25-26: Play by Ira Levin; need two females, two males. Show dates Oct. 25-Nov. 2. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for a list of character descriptions.
Salisbury Symphony — Sunday, Sept. 8: Principal Second Violin, Second and Third Horn, Second Trumpet, any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Music director David Hagy will hear auditions in the Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Auditionees will play a prepared piece of their choice, excerpts of music director’s choice, sight-reading. For a list of excerpts and appointment time, call Salisbury Symphony 704-637-4314, email director@salisburysymphony.org, or write: Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 4264, Salisbury, NC 28145. Salisbury Symphony info at www.salisburysymphony.org

New works on display — Paintings by Mark Stephenson, new works by Phyllis Steimel, works by Sharon Forthofer that are featured in the book “Painting North Carolina, a visual journey” by Kimberlee C. Maselli, on display at Fine Frame Gallery. 105 S. Main St.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Extended through August: “Multiple Personalities,” two- woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith. Free, Open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-232-6000, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Four female artists examine function, meaning of memory and its role in nature/nurture in shaping cultural norms for women • Also, solo exhibition from Dare to Imagine Award winner Kaitlin Crouch, art student at ERHS. Admission free, donations appreciated. Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.waterworks.org
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit “At Seventy: The Salisbury Years.” greengoatgallery@bellsouth.net. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Erickson exhibit at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — Through Sept. 30: Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free, open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com
The Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — Group show “Eight ways from Sundae,” featuring eight artist graduates plus instructors from Artist in Residence program of Braitman. Also: “Painting in the Gallery,” series of classes for artists seeking to find their own style. www.sundaeartgallery.com

YMCA sponsored trips — • Aug. 15: Carolina Lily, Tea Party in a Hat; leave 10 a.m., $27 • Sept. 17: Reed’s Gold Mine; leave 9 a.m., $11 • Oct. 15: Motor coach to Shatley Springs, lunch, transportation, fresco paintings, Ashe County Cheese Factory; leave 8 a.m., $59 • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • California New Year’s GetAway featuring Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Last Saturdays: artists and performers invited to monthly cultural art and performing art event. Free, but advanced registration required. Info at info@kannapolisarts.com or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call Gary at 704-638-6044.
32nd annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeking regional arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors, local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. Spaces available for arts, crafts, commercial items, food sales, public information booths. Applications at 828-632-6966 or email info@hiddenitecenter.com
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org

Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
32nd annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeks local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. 828-632-6966 or email info@hiddenitecenter.com

Carolina Artists Expo 2013 — Carolina Artists Expo 2013 at Salisbury Civic Center Aug.21-23: Highlighting local artists, judged and prizes awarded. Categories are oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, other art. Registration forms available at the Civic Center or download at Thecarolinaartists.org, Deadline Aug. 7. Information Mary Roakes 704-636-6701 or Clyde 704-639-1898.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept.19: Juried show with artists selected by committee. Apply to blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322 1121. Deadline Aug. 21. www.downtownhickory.com
Hart Witzen ‘Showdown’ visual arts exhibit/competition — Show dates Sept. 28-Oct. 4. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. Send up to three images via email by Aug. 19 to hartwitzengallery@hotwmail.com, SHOWDOWN in subject line. Include name, address, email address, web site, description of each piece, including size, materials, techniques used. www.hartwitzengallery.com for more details, Charlotte.

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