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Salisbury High grad Kevin Carroll to appear on Law & Order

Kevin Tyrone Carroll, a graduate of Salisbury High School, will appear in “Law and Order — An American Tragedy” on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

COOLEEMEE —The annual Cooleemee Textile Heritage Festival is Saturday.

The town’s three museums will be open with no admission fee. A special exhibit featuring “Kids Chores in Old Cooleemee” will bring back memories. Hands-on activities will include butter churning and scrubbing on old-time wash boards.

In the kids area, young folks can get their faces painted and paint their own pumpkins.

The Stan Bobbitt Band from Yadkin County, known for their covers of country music and rock n roll classics, will be playing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Erwin Temple CME Church Mass Choir will perform gospel music starting at 1:30 p.m.

Cooleemee native, musician and author, Joey Shore will be selling his latest book “The Incredible Adventures of Broken Twig.”

Many craft vendors will also be on hand to sell their handmade wares.

The 4th annual Carolina Cornbread Contest will begin at 11 a.m., with recipes by local bakers. First prize is $100 cash and a hand-painted plate by artist Bonnie Byerly.

Staff from the Cooleemee Recreation Department will be on hand as they pursue the grassroots funds campaign goal of raising $50,000 before January. The department plans to reapply for a NC Parks & Recreation Trust Fund grant at that time.

Proceeds from the Textile Heritage Festival go to keep Cooleemee’s museums open and its Discovering Our Heritage Kids program operating.

For more information, call 336-284-6040.

Rowan Public Library will host the Amber Waves Band in concert in the Stanback Auditorium at the headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., at 7 p.m. today

Enter the auditorium from the Fisher Street entrance near the historic Henderson Law Office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free.

Hailing from Northern Colorado, this modern-day Partridge Family travels the country in a converted school bus, picking and singing as they go.

The Amber Waves Band plays mixture of music, bringing in a combination of old and new, traditional, and original songs in the bluegrass and folk music style.

For more information visit rowanpubliclibrary.org and to learn about the band at amberwavesband.com

GOLD HILL — The 24th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day Celebration will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park.

The Founders’ Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. and entertainment will follow at 11 a.m.

Bring your little ones dressed in period costume and enter them in the Little Miss & Mr. Gold Hill Contest. Kids 10 year old and under are eligible to enter in two age divisions.

This year’s event will include arts and crafts, antique and Heritage Living displays and demonstrations depicting life from a bygone era.

The Heritage Living Exhibit Area at the Mining Office Site will include antique tractors, hit and miss engines and more.

Hayrides and history tours to the Powder House will begin at the Post Office Museum in the Heritage Area.

Mountain Creek Gold Mine of New London will offer gold panning.

Food vendors will offer a variety of dishes to tempt your taste buds.

The 63rd North Carolina Troops will host a Civil War Living History Encampment on the grounds of the log barn and will also host a Civil War Skirmish at 5 p.m. The encampment will offer additional exhibits with the enlisted help of other regional regiments.

The annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day celebrates the heritage of the town that once was the gold mining capitol of North Carolina and the richest gold mining territory east of the Mississippi.

It is now a small community and is home to the 70-acre park and numerous restored shops in the mining village.

The event is free to the public.

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is located approximately 14 miles south of Salisbury at 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, just off US. 52.

For more information visit HistoricGoldHill.com or on Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina.

Calling all teens. It’s time for the annual Teen Book Cover Contest at Rowan Public Library.

This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown.”

Teens ages 11-17 are encouraged to design a book cover representing an existing book they have already read. The cover must be original and portray the work of the author in a unique way.

Entries will be accepted at any library location through Friday, Oct. 18. Winners will be announced by Oct. 25.

Prizes will be awarded at a special Friends of Rowan Public Library meeting Dec. 2.

Prizes will be awarded for two age categories: Middle school (ages 11-13) and high school (ages 14-17).

Pick up a copy of the entry form at any library branch or online at rowanpubliclibrary.org.

For more details, call 704-216-8234.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St., hosts Wyatt Espalin, who has previously appeared at The Blue Vine as part of the duo Trees Leave, from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday.

When partner Cobi Ferguson got married and decided to quit the road, a circuitous series of events landed Wyatt in Nashville, creating his solo album.

Check out wyattespalin.com for more information.

Salisbury Parks and Recreation will host a Family Campout at the Salisbury Community Park from 3 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5.

The event will include nature sessions from the Boy Scouts, craft activities from the Girl Scouts, a star gazing session from the Astronomical Society of Rowan County, campfire and smores, movie on the big screen, fishing tournament, lawn games and more.

The cost is $20 per tent and pre-registration is required.

More information can be found online at salisburync.gov/pkrec

SPENCER — TranqWool Knitting Provisions will be one of 13 local yarn shops on the 2013 Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl that runs Friday through Oct. 6.

New to the Crawl is a Mystery Shawl, knitted in 13 squares.

Each shop will have one section of the shawl, available at no cost to customers.

The entire pattern will be available on the website, charlotteyarncrawl.com, at the conclusion of the crawl.

This year’s crawl will feature a grand prize of $650 in gift certificates from each shop, the winner drawn from passports stamped at all 13 shops. Crawlers who receive stamps at 11 of the 13 shops will be eligible for one of 26 $100 door prizes.

Visitors to TranqWool, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., will have the opportunity to win a daily prize simply by locating the shop’s mascot, a little knitted snail. Knitwear designer Cindy Colbert will also be hosting a trunk show of her garments.

Check TranqWool’s Facebook page and website, tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com, for more information.

Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Piedmont Players Theater’s “Story Theatre” Youth Workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

This workshop will focus on preparing students to audition for a non-musical production, specifically geared toward PPT’s upcoming production of “Story Theatre.”

Skills developed will be in stage performance, character development, movement and effective auditioning techniques.

If your child has ever wanted to audition but just didn’t know how, has auditioned many times and just can’t seem to get that role, or just wants to fine tune their acting and auditioning skills, this workshop will be helpful.

The workshop is for students elementary through high school. It will be held at the Norvell Theater rehearsal hall, 135 E. Fisher St. Edward Whitney will be the instructor.

The cost is $40 and only 20 spots are available. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up.

CONCORD — Chapel Hill-based Mipso will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the theatre in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse.

Rooted in the music of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Piedmont, Mipso gives these traditional influences a distinctly modern twist.

Tickets are $12 at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre Box Office.

The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in person or by phone at 704-920-2753.

For more information, call 704-920-ARTS or visit CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Read more about Mipso and listen to their music at mipsomusic.com.

GRANITE QUARRY – The 46th annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at East Rowan High School, 175 St. Luke’s Church Road

Stop by for a foot stomping, hand clapping, knee slapping good time.

Registration for the competition begins at 4:30 p.m. The competition which features individual and bands, begins at 6 p.m. More than $1,700 in cash prizes will be awarded along with trophies and ribbons.

Cost is $8 for adults and free for children under the age of 12. Proceeds from the convention benefit numerous Civitan projects.

Barbecue chicken and homemade desserts will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again for dinner starting at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 704-633-5940 or visit granitequarryfiddlers.com.

Mark Brincefield, a Salisbury resident who has served as the Salisbury Post’s editorial cartoonist for 25 years, will teach two six-week classes next month.

Learn basics of creating your own original cartoon characters and comic strips.

Classes for children 8 to 10 years old will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays Oct. 7 through Nov. 13 at City Park Center.

Students ages 11 and 12 years old will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during the same time period.

The classes cost $45 and materials will be provided.

Call 704-638-5295 to register for the classes.

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