Catch live music, historical events and more this weekend
Southern Piedmont Singers presents — 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8: The SPS Jazz Singers in “Sway with Me” showcasing jazz, blues, pop from early blues to modern vocal jazz. Free. Bring personal care products, paper goods for CVAN Women’s and Children Shelter. Concert at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance Street, Kannapolis. Damien Evans, dorector; accompanied by Joel Everett.
FirstARTS Series: Organ Masterworks — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13: Prize-winning organist Thomas Williford from Macon, Ga., at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121 ext 104.
Charlotte Folk Society’s 7th annual Old-Time Music Jam and Ice Cream Social — 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: At Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. Coincides with Patriot Day at the Museum; see History. www.folksociety.org or 704-563-7080.
Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. Free outdoor summer concert on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
David Mayfield Parade at the Double Door — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: For age 18+. Tickets $12 adv/$14 DOS, http://thedavidmayfieldparade.com. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the Visulite — Doors 8 p.m., music 9 p.m. Friday Sept. 13: $10 advance and DOS, CarolinaTix, 1-800-594-TIXX or 704-372-1000, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
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
Charlotte Folk Society free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13: The Whitetop Mountaineers, Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham who perform country duets, traditional bluegrass numbers, ballads, mountain gospel, Appalachian dancing by Martha. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow; Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club offers loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. www.folksociety.org
The Rowan County Exhibition Show — Saturday Sept. 21 at West Rowan High School (formerly at Carson High School). Half-time/competition performances of all Rowan-Salisbury school marching bands, also a performance by Catawba. Open to the public.
2013 Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic — Sept. 20- 21: Family oriented admission-free event combines Biker Blues BBQ Rally with Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ Classic and live entertainment. At Tilley Harley-Davidson, Salisbury. Proceeds go to event charities. 704-638-6044, email@example.com, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or facebook.
47th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Saturday, Oct. 5: Competition begins 6:30 p.m., $1,700 in cash prizes plus trophies and ribbons. Adults $8, under 12 free. Held at East Rowan High School. BBQ chicken and homemade desserts available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until. Information 704-633-5940 or 704-279-9439.
34th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 5-6: Live entertainment, crafts, games, heritage village, children’s area, food, Mayberry Gang members roaming the park. Free admission. Dan Nicholas Park, Bringle Ferry Road.
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 16-21, www.rowancountyfair.org/home.aspx
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 6-14, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/government/ departments/Fair/
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 16-21, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com/
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle, http://stanlycountyfair.net/
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 4-13, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com/
NC State Fair — Oct. 17-27, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org/
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series performs ‘The Bad Seed’— 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8. Free, PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Sept. 13-15 and 19-22: “I Do, I Do,” Tony Award Winning musical comedy. 103 Beechtree Place, Mocksville, Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road. Individual and season ticket info at 336-575-4446, www.broadwaysbest.biz
Battle of Bost Grist Mill Civil War Reenactment — Sept. 7-8: Gates open 10 a.m., reenactment at 2 p.m., admission $12 for ages 13-adult, $8 for ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Bost Grist Mill 704-782-1600, 4701 Highway 200 Concord, www.bostgristmill.com, http://battleofbost.tripod.com/index.html
Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9: Gary Ritchie of Gary’s BBQ shares his story. A. L. Brown HS social room. Call 704-932-6125 ext 412.
Patriot Day Celebration — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: Welcome President George Washington on his tour of the new nation. Family-friendly, free. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. Inside: crafts, Revolutionary War campsite, gift shop, self-guided tours of the museum galleries. Outside: American Freedom Bell, Backcountry Patriot statue, colonial games, colonial herb garden, kitchen, springhouse, tours of the historic Hezekiah Alexander House. Historical Cooking Guild of Catawba Valley demonstrates 18th-century foodways. Music by Charlotte Folk Society’s Old-Time Music Jam & Ice Cream Social; jam includes open Old-Time, Celtic, Bluegrass jam sessions. Also a song circle, storytelling, clogging demonstration. Free ice cream as long as supplies last. Info 704-968-5343 or Shannon@CharlotteMuseum.org
Daniel Boone’s Trail celebration — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10: Rowan History Club presents 100th Anniversary Celebration in honor of the Daughters of the American Revolution marking Daniel Boone’s Trail, guest speaker Randell Jones, author of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone,” at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. More info at www.danielboonefootsteps.com
Stoneman’s Raid tour — “Driving Dixie Down Tour: Stoneman’s Raid of 1865 in North Carolina,” Oct. 31-Nov. 2, will visit sites from Danbury to Old Salem to Salisbury, $295, stay at historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, www.brookstowninn.com. Info/d registration 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com
Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7: 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.
Cardinal Squares open house — 7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 10: Introduction to modern western square dance, a night of fun, food, fellowship. Salisbury City Park Rec Center, 316 Lake Drive, 704-786-2278.
PPT 2013-2014 season ticket drive — 6-8:30 p.m., Sept 9-11: No experience necessary, just love for local theatre. Come for an hour, come for the night. Interested volunteers call 704-633-5471. Season tickets on sale now. Complete list of shows at www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Remembrance of 9/11 at Price of Freedom Museum — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14: Celebrate “Memories of Yesteryears,”bring restored farm equipment and vehicles to display, listen to Gospel and Bluegrass music, see progress being made on Patterson School restoration. Also backyard BBQ sponsored and sold by We Care Ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Grove. Price of Freedom Museum, intersection of Patterson and Weaver Roads. Information: Bob Mault 704-857-7474.
NC Rowan County Anime — • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14: Salisbury Mall Community Community Day • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing of anime series called Black Cat.
Cabarrus Powwow 2013 — Sept. 20-21: Formerly Frank Liske Park Powwow, held at Campo Cabararus, 4827 Camp Cabarrus Drive, Kannapolis. Activities, dance, contests, crafts. Info at 540-427-1246, www.cabarruspowwow.webs.com
Family planetarium show — 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21: “The Moon: Earth’s Natural Satellite,” from myths to modern space travel. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park, enter from back on Lilly Ave. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Third annual Catawba College Chili Cook-off — 3-5 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21: Live music, general admission $10, team entry $25, held at Ketner Hall. Deadline Sept. 16. Info Angelia Bates 704-637-4405, www.catawba.edu/chili
‘The Legend Of Lizard Lick’ book reading — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21: Children ages four to twelve and their parents are invited to a reading of Karen Matthews’ new children’s book, “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale.” Coloring actvities follow. The Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Concord Library events — • Historical Book Discussion Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. discussing Shelby Foote’s “The Stars in Their Courses” about the Battle of Gettysburg, adapted from Chapter 5 from Vol. 2 of Foote’s Civil War Trilogy. Register at 704-920-2054 • Create a Sock Monster Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. for ages 7-12, 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Autumn trends and hues open house — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7: Drawings for door prizes, light refreshments. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739.
The Blue Vine — First and third Tuesdays. Next: Tuesday Sept. 17, $12.50/person includes wine tasting and dinner; different theme every time. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6: Wine Tasting With Stephanie – The Art of Blended Wines. Six wines to show the art of creating wine blends. $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
The Silver Buckle Charity Ball — Tickets available for Saving Grace Farm’s Sept. 14 fundraiser for programs for people with special needs. Contact Janna Griggs at 704-638-2339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 6 -10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake, Shelia Carlisle join the Part Time Blues Band. Donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and Mooresville Christian Mission. Hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law , held on front lawn of historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. Complimentary beverages, limited supply of burritos. www.lakenormanlaw.com or Facebook
HSDC HOWLoween Poker Run — 10 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: Walk the trails of Paradox Farm while playing poker hands for prizes. Leashed dogs allowed. Dog costume contest; face painting; games; spooky food, drinks, t-shirts for purchase; door prizes, more. $10 admission, kids under 8 free. Benefits Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville on 601 South. 336-751-5214 or email@example.com, www.davienchumane.org, Facebook
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 6: Americana/folk/blues with Chuck Johnson “The Charlyhorse,” $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7: Country grass/rock with Devil’s Water, 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, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night • 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday Sept. 7: Moses Jones, 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
DJAaronS First Anniversary Bash — 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday Sept. 7: Bringing you the greatest hits. 21 and up, $5 cover. Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho — • 8-11 p.m. Sept. 7, 28: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis. See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
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, Sept. 7: Christian Hip Hop Rap Night. Coming from the W-S: Big Slim, Smyth Fyah, The Heiress, Quietstorm, Prophet Kyle. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturdays: Live music • 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays: Line dance lessons • 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 8 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke (starting sept 19: college night) • 9:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow • 704-762-999, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: 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 plus local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • Second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031. www.statesvilleshagclub.com
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m. Friday Sept. 6: Jim Quick & the Coastline Band • Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until, Sunday noon until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginner One: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Beginner Two: Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate: Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Advanced: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation and Movement — 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 4: Stretching, Meditation and gentle movement with Sacha Roberts. Bring towel or mat, $7 per class/$10 with lunchtime snack, discount for purchase of all 15 classes. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999
Children’s choir festival clinic — Sept. 13-14: Children’s choir festival “And God Created Music!,” for children’s choir directors and children grades 2-5. Two-day clinic is $20 for directors,free for children. Registration deadline Aug. 31. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Information at stjohns-salisbury.org
Community Yoga — 6-7 p.m., Fridays in Sept. and Oct.: Introductory, bring mat, arrive 10 minutes ahead for registration. Cabarrus Health Alliance, 300 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis. 704-920-1257, email@example.com
New beginner line dancing — 4:45-5:30 Thursdays Oct. 3 thru Nov. 21: Seven lessons $26, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55 and older at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginner and intermediate levels. Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner) and 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate) starting Sept. 9. Cost $35 per class includes workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at www.guitarheel1.blogspot.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
Pottery 101 adults — 8-week session for adults. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings Sept. 5-Oct. 24. $200 plus $10 tool fee. Call or come by to sign up. 704-209-1632
Pottery 101 children — 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays: Students create an art piece based on a theme, for ages: 6-14. $35 per class, all materials included • Sept. 7: animal bank • Sept. 14: chess or checkers set. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Tuesday ages: 5 and up, Wednesday ages 7 and up. $25 per session, 704-754-0853 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, email@example.com
Workshop at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: Exploring Natural Textures with Clay, ages 16+; Complete four 8”x8” clay tiles. Demonstrations, examples, discussions, time to practice new methods. All skill levels. Materials provided. Bring bag lunch. Instructor: Exhibiting artist Allison Luce. Members $150/nonmembers $180. 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org •
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • Hand Building & Wheel Pottery: Ages 12+, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 • Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21+, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12. • Printing On The Press: Ages 16+, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 • 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
Zumba fitness — • 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.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays in “the Artist’s Bungalow” (Patt’s home studio) in Salisbury. Call about supplies, etc. or to sign up: 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, http://www.pattlegg.com/
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.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Deadline to join Piedmont Choral Society 2013-2014 season — Rehearsals 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 9 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord. Prior vocal experience, familiarity with notes, rhythms, sight reading a plus, but is not requirement. Schedule audition with Kay Yates at 704-699-6053, firstname.lastname@example.org before Sept. 9.
Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10: Randell Jones, author of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone,” 100th anniversary of the marking of Daniel Boone’s Trail. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, email@example.com
Catawba College community forum — First of the 2013-1014 academic year: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Dr. Gary Freeze examines third century of Methodist camp meetings. Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall. Free.
Health Talk on fire safety — 2:30 p.m., Sept. 10: Free, sign up at front desk or 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Piedmont Singles — • 7:15 p.m. Friday Sept. 6: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Modern Film Fest shows Humphrey Bogart in ‘Beat The Devil’ at the Davis — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: Free. “Beat the Devil,” 1953, starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley. Directed by John Huston. Seating first-come, first-served. No tickets required. 704-920-2787 or wwww.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.modernfilmfest.com • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArts
Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars — Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s Cinema Under the Stars series, Friday nights. Gates open 8 p.m., films at 9 p.m. Arrive early, bring a picnic; wine, beer will be available for purchase. Rain location, Babcock Auditorium. Admission $5 per person, cash only. Details 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
— Sept. 6: “Airplane!” (1980), 88 min., directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.
Southern Living contributing editor and Tailgate Guru Rebecca Gordon at Cotswold — 9 a.m. Sept. 12-15: Cooking demonstration and ribbon cutting at new World Market store, additional festivities include free tastings, live entertainment, in-store giveaways, raffle prizes. Gordon demo is noon-2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14. 330 S. Sharon Amity, Charlotte. Free.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Miniature Paintings of Rowan County Scenes by Mark Brincefield and Clyde. Displaying Regional Artists. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Karen Frazer solo show “Entropy,” Sept.5-28, opening artist reception Friday, Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m.: Salvaged pieces from Grimes Mill site transformed into assemblage paintings and sculpture. Part of proceeds of art sales goes to Historic Salisbury Foundation. Free, open to the public. Salisbury’s Historic Rail Walk Arts District, 409 N Lee St. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 302-598-8812, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Fall/Winter exhibition “Restructure: Contrast and Balance,” Sept. 14-Feb. 1, 2014. Opening reception, Friday Sept. 20: meet the artists, informal gallery talks at 5 p.m., reception 6-8 p.m., light refreshments. Free and open to the public. 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. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — “Making It,” through through Oct. 3, celebrating Piedmont Craftsmen’s 50th anniversary. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — “Splash: Water, Water Everywhere,” group show by 18 artists. 704-953-4304, www.sundaeartgallery.com
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit “At Seventy: The Salisbury Years.” firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Erickson at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com
Hart Witzen Gallery — 6-10 p.m. Friday Sept. 6: Celebrated artist and educator Marge Loudon Moody exhibits 40 works created over 30 years selected from ‘Made In America’ 1983-2013 series of exhibitions. A percentage of sales to be donated to the Urban Ministry Center. Free and open to the public. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte, www.hartwitzengallery.com
YMCA sponsored trips — • Sept. 17: Reed’s Gold Mine; leave 9 a.m., $11 • Sept. 20: Charlotte Women’s Show, leave 9 a.m. • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, email@example.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Davie Co. Senior Services holiday trip — Nov. 11-13: Early Thanksgiving feast, Christmas show at Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach, Legends In Concert, Hot Jersey Nights, ocean front suites, plus shopping. Call Barbara Thornton 336-753-6230.
Call for antique vendors, artists, crafters — Saturday Sept. 14, rain date Sept. 21: 12th Summers End Show at Carolina Lily, all day show with early set up on the grounds, 1375 Kern Carlton Road. $10 set up fee. Details 704 639-0033, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 1-5 p.m. Oct. 5: Accepting vendor forms for artists, performers to set up in downtown Kannapolis, no charge. The inaugural event had painters, sculptors, juggling clowns, Renaissance Festival performers, live music, live painting demonstrations, more. Cultural art walk featuring art and performance art. Free family friendly event but must register in advance. Information email@example.com or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
HSDC HOWLoween Poker Run — Saturday, Oct. 19: Fundraiser to benefit Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville, 601 South. T-shirt, concession, other vendors contact 336-751-5214, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.davienchumane.org, Facebook
Call for choral singers — Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society accepting new members, resuming rehearsals for 2013 Christmas Concert. Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. No audition required, open to singers age 16+. New members accepted through Sept. 10. Info at email@example.com, www.salisburyrowanchoir.com