County fairs, theatrical performances and music abound this fall
Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2013
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/
Broadway’s Best Theatre does ‘I Do, I Do’ — Sept. 13-15 and 19-22: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students, 336-575-4446, www.broadwaysbest.biz. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
Lee Street Theatre — Tickets go on sale Sept. 16 for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” LST’s first musical. Tickets online at www.leestreet.org/tickets/ or phone 704-310-5507. Performance dates Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5. Rated PG-13 for some adult language & situations. 405 N Lee St., www.leestreet.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13: The Whitetop Mountaineers, Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham, country duets, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, mountain gospel, high energy Appalachian dancing by Martha. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. www.folksociety.org
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, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 13, $35 advance, $40 DOS. 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
Lake Norman Orchestra to perform Marc Hoffman work — 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14: Lake Norman Orchestra under the direction of Eduardo Cedeno, performs “Homeland” at Williamson Chapel UMC, Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.marchoffman.com.
Union Street Live Evening — 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Classic rock concert featuring ‘Legends’ — 7-9 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21: Main St., Mocksville, near Carolina Computer. Free to the public, bring your own chair. Info at www.historicdowntownmocksville.com or 336-909-2263.
The Rowan County Exhibition Show — Sept. 21 at West Rowan High School (formerly at Carson High School), the half-time/competition performances of all Rowan-Salisbury School Marching Bands, also a performance by Catawba. Open to the public.
Downtown Salisbury’s first Busker’s Bash — Coming Friday, Oct. 4: Street performer throughout downtown perform for votes from the public. Event begins 5 p.m.; winner announced at Coope’’s, 122 E. Fisher St., at 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/SalisburyBuskersBash/events
Gaither Vocal Band at Cabarrus Arena — Nov. 22. Tickets begin at $22.50. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Highway 49 North. Box Office 704-920-3976 or Ticketmaster.com
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Rodney Carrington, Sept. 28 • Scotty McCreery, Oct. 5: This show open to all ages • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oct. 11 • Willie Nelson, Oct. 18 • Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White, Nov. 23 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Third annual 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: Registration begins 4:30 p.m., 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, Granite Quarry. BBQ chicken and homemade desserts available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until. Information 704-633-5940, 704-279-9439, www.GraniteQuarryFiddlers.com
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
9/11Remembrance event 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.
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-798-3102.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: Salisbury Mall Community Day • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing of anime series called Black Cat.
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. The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum events — • 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21: Superman comes to the musuem. Comic book historian and author Michael Eury presents “Superman,” fun, trivia-packed, all-ages presentation covering the hero’s history. Q&A, activities follow. Superman costumes encouraged. Free with museum admission • 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Indian Princess Night for ages 5-11. Learn about Native American history and culture, explore the Native American doll make a craft. Each participant receives a real seed necklace, pick s an Indian Princess name, makes a Native American paper doll, makes an Indian princess vest for herself and her dolly. Bring your doll. $15 for members, $18 non-members • 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
‘The Legend Of Lizard Lick’ book reading and author — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21: Children ages4-12 and parents invited to reading of Karen Matthews’ 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 email@example.com
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
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
Concord Library events — • The League of Extraordinary Legos, Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. We supply the Legos, children ages 4-12 bring imagination and building skills. 704-920-2058 • Children ages 5-12 make a Family Crest on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m., design a large poster board crest that represents their family history. 704-920-2058 • Book + Teen Activity Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m., make a beaded bookmark, talk about action-fantasy book “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare. Extra books are available, sign up at 704-920-2053 • Rowan Astronomical Society presents “Skywatching: A Celestial Sport” Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Discuss include giant planets, dazzling comets, shooting stars, more. Various types of meteorites and telescopes on display, including a replica of Galileo’s telescope. Free and open to the public. 704-920-2054 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Civil War artillery camp of instruction at Bennett Place, Durham — Saturday, Sept. 14: Artillery demonstration of the American Civil War, see horse drawn artillery perform in a combat drill situation, soldiers exhibit implements and execute the procedures of loading and firing Civil War cannon. Open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., activities are ongoing throughout the day. Info/directions at 919-383-4345, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett/bennett.htm
Stoneman’s Raid tour — “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. Info/registration 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or email info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com
Support Rowan County Veteran’s Honor Guard — 5-8 p.m. Monday Sept. 16: At McDonald’s, 704 East Innes St., 10% of proceeds goes to the Honor Guard who serve our veterans and their families.
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. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and the Mooresville Christian Mission. Hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law , held on the front lawn of historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. Complimentary beverages and a 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
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
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 13: Lucky Friday 13th Party with Mid Life Crisis, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14: soul/blues/ funk with Brent Lawrence, 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. — • 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: Ashley Jo Farmer for Voices United, nationwide push for separation of church and state. Admission $10, performance proceeds go to Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
DJAaronS Virgo-Vesta Fiesta — 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday Sept. 14: Bringing you the greatest hits. 21 and up, $5 cover. Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays live — • 8-11 p.m. Sept. 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. — 9 p.m. until, Friday Sept. 13: Made of Monument Band. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night featuring Crimes Against Humanity, LRC, Farkle, chess, backgammon, Boggle • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday Sept. 14: Fundraiser and Sound of Faith’s 10th anniversary. Begins at 5 p.m. with Set Free Church; dinner by donation 6 p.m. Sean Spillane opens, Sound of Faith video and music. All proceeds go to the Inn. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam 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 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays: Line dance lessons • 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 8 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke • 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 spinnin tunes 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. until, Saturday Sept. 14: Locked & Loaded Band. Open Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. and Sunday at noon. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Blue Vine — First and third Tuesdays. Next wine tasting and dinner: 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 — • Thursday, Sept. 12: Beer tasting, six Belgian style beers from Allagash Brewing of Portland, Maine. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13: Wine Tasting with Stephanie, six Syrah/Shiraz wines from around the world. $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.salisburywineshop.com
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
Meditation and Movement — 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Wednesdays: 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 from Sept. 4. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999
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. Ongoing Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner) and 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate). $35/class includes workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at www.guitarheel1.blogspot.com
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
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 •
Pottery 101 adults — 8-week session for adults. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings through 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. 14: chess or checkers set. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
Pottery 101 2-hour workshop — “Let’s Get Messy,” 7-9 p.m. most Wednesdays: Ages 14-adult, two-hour Pottery Wheel class in one evening offers opportunity to try the potters wheel without committing to a full session of classes. Wheel throwing basics, make and decorate a pot on the potter’s wheel. Available dates: Sept. 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18. Cost $5, class limited to eight, groups or individuals welcome. Pottery made during class ready for pickup two weeks from the class date. Advance registration required at 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, email@example.com, www.pottery-101.com
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
Workshop at Carolina Lily — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28: “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” with Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, preregister at 704-639-0033 • email@example.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery: Ages 12 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15.
• Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.
• Printing On The Press: Ages 16 and up, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17.
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 for info about supplies, etc. or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 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 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.
Piedmont Singles — • 7:15 p.m. Fridays. 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. Doors open 6:30 p.m., seating first-come, first-served. No tickets required. Upcoming films: Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue,” in honor of Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.; “Lloyd the Conqueror,” award-winning comedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 9 p.m. after the downtown Concord Art Walk. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArts
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.
Workshop at Carolina Lily — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28: “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” with Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens. Free, plan on 1.5 hours, rain or shine. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033, email@example.com, www.carolinalily.com
Davidson County Master Gardeners plant sale — 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, Oct. 5: at Lexington Farmers Market at the Depot, Railroad Ave. Plants for sale are grown and the Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
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 • Young People’s Gallery: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Faculty Art Show, Sept. 14-Nov. 16 • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Art Show, Nov.21-Feb. 1, 2014. 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
Saunders opening reception at Mooresville Artist Guild — 6-8 p.m. Friday Sept. 13: Salisbury artist Frank Saunders opens exhibit at MAG Depot Fine Arts Gallery, through Sept. 27. 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-6661, www.MAGart.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — “Making It,” 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 — New show: “Seasonal Adjustments,” group show by seventeen artists, part of the continuing series of Second Friday art exhibits at the gallery. Each month a new show is presented. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Info at 704-953-4304, www.sundaeartgallery.com
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 and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.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., limited seating, sign up today • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 — 1-5 p.m. Oct. 5: Accepting vendor forms for artists, performers to set up in downtown Kannapolis, no charge. The inaugural event had 40+ vendors including painters, sculptors, juggling clowns, Renaissance Festival performers, live music, live painting demonstrations, more. This free event is a cultural art walk featuring art and performance art. A free family friendly event but must register in advance. Information email@example.com or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
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
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
Invitation for musicians, bands, street performers, buskers — Buskers Bash 5-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 4: Download performer’s application at www.facebook.com/SalisburyBuskersBash/notes, application deadline close of business Friday Sept. 27. Event features Best Busker Contest where attendees vote for favorite street performers. The event will be free and open to the public. Info at https://www.facebook.com/SalisburyBuskersBash/events
Open Bluegrass jam — For 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. Submit to 828-632-6966 or email email@example.com