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Prepare your lines, songs and dance steps for upcoming auditions

Lee Street Theatre — •”One-Act Play Festival” 7-9 p.m., Aug. 10-11: Character lists and summaries at www.leestreet.org/auditions. Auditions are cold readings from the scripts. Performance dates Sept. 18-27 • “RENT” Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m. Produced in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department. Performance dates Nov. 13-22. Prepare 12-16 bars of a modern musical in the style of the show. Auditions are range checks, cold readings from the script, dance audition • www.leestreet.org/auditions, info@leestreet.org, call 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.
PPT’s and Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Les Misérables’ — Aug. 29 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Aug. 30 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Only 25 spots per time slot.  By appointment only; to sign up call 704-633-5471. Show dates  Oct. 17-19 at Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — Sunday, Sept. 7: Auditions for assistant principal second violin and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. In the Williams Music Building of Catawba College. Play a prepared piece of choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading. For excerpts and appointment time, email dhagy@wfu.edu. For more information see www.salisburysymphony.org

Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series presents ‘Lombardi’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10: by Eric Simonson, based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered – A Life of Vince Lombardi” written by David Maraniss. Free, rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.old
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Noises Off’ — Sept. 11-28: Called the funniest farce ever written. Rated PG, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents Thrift Shop — 8 p.m. Aug. 21-23: Second annual Original Play Festival featuring six plays written by local authors on the theme of a Thrift Shop. Tickets $10 at ShowTix4U.com or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Charlotte Folk Society presents Wayne Henderson — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8: Wayne Henderson and Clay Lunsford, see Brief page 2D.
Randy Stonehill — 10: 30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10: see Brief page 2D.
The Rowan Big Band All-Stars for CIS — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: The Rowan Big Band All-Stars will perform a concert of big band and to benefit Communities in Schools of Rowan County. See FUNDRAISERS listings for details.
Union Street Live! — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: The Union Street Live! series with Lakeside Drive Band. Free. Downtown Concord on Means Avenue next to Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse,65 Union St. S., bring a lawn chair. Third Thursdays • Sept. 18: The Tams (rescheduled from May 15)  • 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com
‘Come to the Cabaret!’ — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society presents the talents of “Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.” See FUNDRAISERS listings for details.
Brick Street Live concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring On The Border. www.brickstreetlive.com
RJ Reynolds Auditorium to host 60s legends — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: The Impressions, Charlie Thomas Drifters, The Tymes. $39.50-$59.50 no-fee tickets at reynoldsauditorium.com. RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N.Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem.
Carolina Summer Music Festival returns to Winston-Salem — Presented by Carolina Chamber Symphony Players, the concerts take place in venues all over town through the whole month of August. Get tickets and reservations at CarolinaSummer MusicFestival.org or 800-838-3006; price range $5-$20. Visit CarolinaSummerMusic Festival.org for events, times and locations.
Upcoming Davis Theatre shows — The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse • John Brown Quintet – Jazz, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 8 p.m., $36 • Red June – Roots, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $15 • Annie Moses Band – Chamber Pop, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 8 p.m., $44 • Shableek – Jazz, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $16 • Time Sawyer – Folk Rock, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $15 • Paleface – Indie Folk, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $15 • 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Free community appreciation fun day — Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9: Summer fun for everyone. Bounce house, music, food , board games, street games like dodgeball, splash fun, much more. Everything is free. Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., East Spencer. 704-637-9043 or 704-754-1458 or southerncitytabamez.com
Woodleaf Tomato Festival — beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Celebrating the community’s heritage, sponsored by and held at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. For more information: Patti Safrit, shellseeker@carolina.rr.com
Hot Summer Nights annual Gold Hill cruise-in — 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Historic Gold Hill Merchants host the showcase of classic cars, antique cars, street rods, cycles. Deejay Gary Walter’ with music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Shops open late, food and vendors available. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. E-mail goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com or www.goldhillnc.com
Kruger Brothers at Mocksville Bluegrass Festival — Saturday, Sept. 13: Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival features Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, Red June. See FUNDRAISERS listing for details.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., Saturday Sept. 27 and Oct. 25: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants, open to all forms family friendly arts, culture and performances. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or info@kannapolisarts.com

Kids Summer Reading Program at The Last Word Bookstore — For readers up to age 12. Bring in a list of ten books you’ve read and earn $5 in trade credit that never expires. Program runs through Aug. 15. More info at 704-245-6159 or Thelastwordsalisbury@gmail.com
Summer Night Out downtown — 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15: Kids Zone on E. Innes next to K-Dee’s Jewelers. East Fisher Street will be full of fun for the whole family and several food vendors. www.downtown salisburync.com/
‘Keep Spencer Alive’ cruise-in — 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: If it has wheels, bring it, even Rat Rods welcome. Free family fun. B&P Antiques, across from the NC Transportation Museumm. Information 704-636-6004.
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man on Saturday. Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors, held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Antique Appraisal Faire coming to China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 2-4- p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: Michael Hansen, USPAP appraiser, will provide appraisals for any item of personal property on a first come first served basis; $5 per item, limit two items per couple. All proceeds benefit China Grove Roller Mill Museum. Admission to the museum is free, refreshments will be served, plus self-guided tours of the Roller Milln. Historical Society of South Rowan, 704 433 3912.
Try square dancing — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: The Cardinal Squares host an open house for everyone who wants to learn more about Modern Western Square Dancing. No charge, no experience. Refreshments served. Couples or singles welcome. Lessons start later in August. Open house is at City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive. Information: Teresa at at 704-786-2278.
Ice cream social with Pat Cohen — 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: Ice cream social with Pat Cohen, $2 per person, non-members welcome, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Uptown Lexington Summer cruise-in — Friday, Aug. 22: Information 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook
Free living will assistance at the South Rowan Y — 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Living will and health care power of attorney, notaries available for signing of the documents. Free, must sign up at 704-857-7011. J. Fred Corriher Jr. South YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove.
Concord Library events — • Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m., create wonders in Minecraft’s creative mode, for ages 13-17. 704-920-2053 • Cloudy With a Chance of Mobiles, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m., fun preschool story time about clouds and wacky weather, make a paper cloud mobile. 704-920-2058. • Super Hero Training for ages 5-12, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m., hear stories about heroes, hone your hero skills, make a mask and super cuffs. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • Aug. 7-10: Greater Monroe Kennel Club Agility Trials Dog Show • Aug. 22-23: Repticon Charlotte Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo • Sept. 26: Diamond Rio with special guest recording artist Raquel Cole • Oct. 3-10: Splash of Color Fiber Arts and Quilt Show • Oct. 18: RKC Nationals 2014
Concord/Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — complete schedule at www.cityofkannapolis.com/ summerevents • Movies in the Park, “The Nut Job” – Friday, Aug. 8, 8:45 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis • Thursdays on Main, Tim Clark Band – Thursday, Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m., Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St., Kannapolis. • Summer Concert Series, Too Much Sylvia – Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. • Union Street Live, Lakeside Drive Band – Thursday, Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m., Means Avenue, Concord. Free outdoor concert • Concord Art Walk – Friday, Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m., downtown Concord. Featured will be the opening reception for the “Into the Woods” exhibition at The Galleries. Information, 704-920-2787 • Stories Under the Stars, Steve Langley – Saturday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. Storyteller Steve Langley will present a program of stories with juggling and magic.

‘The Funniest Man in America’ comes to the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Comedian James Gregory hosts an evening of non-stop laughter. $27 general admission, $35 preferred seating. Meet and greet immediately following. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Tickets 704-633-5471

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9: The Duck Brothers • Sign-up deadline 7 p.m. every Friday for in-house pool tournament, $5, start playing by 7:30; also open jukebox • Every Sunday is “Trenner Day,” open pool table all day • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com.
Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight Friday Aug. 8: Divided By Four, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday: Abe Reid, no cover • Open Thursdays 6-11 p.m. with Karaoke at 9 p.m. • 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, live music begins at 9 p.m. For age 21 and over. 704-870-2574, www.cartuccis grapevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with Hazy Ridge. 704-278-4070.
Danny Franklin plays live — • 7-10 p.m. Saturday: Sportspage, 8400 Delhaven Blvd., Charlotte • 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
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: BattleLion and Central Power • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. 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, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Sunset Renegades, $5 cover • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
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.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9:30 p.m. Saturday: The Joe Davis Band • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7:  Brewery Ommegang beer tasting.  Taste six beers from Ommegang along with the bronze medal winning pumpkin stout from Crown Valley.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.  Down under wine tasting with Andrew Alley featuring six wines from Australia. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person with a selection of eight wines for tastings. Also juices, non-alcohol ciders, food products, gift items. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

The Rowan Big Band All-Stars for CIS — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: The Rowan Big Band All-Stars will perform a concert of big band and swing music favorites to benefit the School Tools drive sponsored by Communities in Schools of Rowan County. Free admission, just bring a donation of school supplies for the back pack give-a-way. Featured vocalists Nikki Jones-Bailey, Bill Bucher, Valerie Lloyd. Held at St. James Lutheran Church, 131 W. Main St. Rockwell. Dr. Ron Turbyfill, director.
‘Bowling for Boobies’ — 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Friday, Aug. 8: at Woodleaf Lanes . $15 per person for 2 houtrs of bowling, including shoes. $10 of each fee goes toward the $1800 Theresa Brandt needs to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Oct. 25-26.
Memorial event fundraiser — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Vendors, motorcycle ride, music, hotdogs and hamburgers, raffles. All proceeds go to funeral expenses of Joan Plott. Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., Kannapolis. Information Amanda Tucker, 704 298-5981.
Arts and crafts fundraiser — 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: All proceeds to go to First Baptist Church of Spencer for funeral expenses of Jennifer Wofford. $15/space. B&P Antiques across from NC Transportation Museum. Information 704-636-6004.
‘Two on the Aisle’ cabaret — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society presents “Two on the Aisle” celebrating the talents of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme by Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore. Performed in Salisbury only once as a fundraiser for the Salisbury Symphony, in the Messinger Room of the Rowan Museum. Tickets $50 per person at salisburysymphony.org by Aug. 15. Information at salisburysymphony.org or 704-.637-4314 or ljones@catawba.edu
14th annual Links for Lupus golf tournament — Aug. 25: Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. Registration 11 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m., dinner reception 5:30 p.m. To benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC). http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com?Plein Air Carolina/ NC LandTrust exhibit and fundraiser — During August the Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., hosts an exhibit of the Plein Air Carolina artists for the LandTrust of Central North Carolina. See ART for reception dates and details or www.pleinaircarolina.com or www.railwalkstudiosandgallery.com
17th annual charity ride for the children’s home — Saturday, Sept. 13: Charity ride to the Masonic Home for Children, Oxford. Leaving from Eureka #283 Masonic Lodge in China Grove. $20 per person includes t-shirt and ticket for door prizes. Breakfast $6 (all you can eat) before leaving at 7:30 a.m. Contact Doug Earnhardt 704-957-0346 or email zsearn3@gmail.com
‘Groce-Man Jam’ fundraiser concert — 6 p.m. Sept. 13: Junkers Mill outdoor Theater in historic downtown Mocksville, features award-wining bluegrass band Balsam Range. Massive Grass of Wilmington are the opening act.  general admission $15, http://www.grocemanjam.com/ T food vendors, alcohol, silent auction includes Zac Brown Band tickets for October show in Raleigh with eat and greet pass to have dinner with the band. 
Kruger Brothers at Mocksville Bluegrass Festival — Saturday, Sept. 13: Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival features Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, Red June. All proceeds benefit Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center. Gates open 10 a.m., music 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. No outside coolers, food or pets. Activities for kids. Festival will proceed rain or shine. 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville. Advance tickets $15, DOS $20, children under age 12 free with paying ticket holder, www.cbcbluegrass.com
Fourteenth annual Blues & Burritos — 6-10 p.m Friday, Sept. 19: hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law Group and takes place on the front lawn at 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. With Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake, Shelia Carlisle as special guest performers joining the Part Time Blues Band. No admission fee,t donations encouraged. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and HealthReach Community Clinic. Information at www.lakenormanlaw.com
2014 Mad Hatter’s OddBall — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Center for Faith & the Arts’ Mad Hatter’s OddBall, an evening in wonderland with music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, costume contest, general revelry. F&M Trolley Barn. Information/reservations at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Kaleidoscope workshop — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: Create your very own kaleidoscope. Bring your own photo or drawing to personalize your work. $45 cost includes all materials. All ages above 8 welcome. Instructor: Sue Davis of Visual Joy Studios. Held at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-431-4527, www.greengoatgallery.com
Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St., next to Meroney Theater. Create a painting, no artistic experiences necessary. Canvases for purchase on site in two sizes, wine and food available for purchase, catered by Cartucci’s. Cost per paint session $25. RSVP Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704 213-6171.
CF&A offers Artist’s Way course — 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 8 through Dec. 1: 13-week intensive experience of recovering and encouraging artistic growth. Based on the book by Julia Cameron, a non-denominational, spiritual approach to creating. Led by Myra Tannehill. $145 plus the book which can be purchased at Just the Thing/Literary Bookpost. Childcare is available for a nominal fee.
Adult acting classes — 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29-Dec. 15: 12-week course by Lee Street theatre and The Acting Place. Led by Craig Kolkebeck, director of education for The Acting Place and adjunct instructor with Catawba College theatre arts department. For ages 16 and up. Cost $225, class size limited to 10. Registration or information: Lee Street theatre, 704-310-5507 or email info@leestreet.org
Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturday Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at stephensmartin@msn.com or 704-279-9087.
Free basic computer classes — Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes run for two hours. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862 to schedule an appointment time. Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance @carolina.rr.com
Shag Lessons — Mondays at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center • Beginner I: 5:30 p.m. for those who don’t know how and want to learn • Beginner II,- 6:30 p.m. for those who know how to shag and want to improve. No partner required. $50 per person for 4 weeks. 704-310-5507.
Sculpture class at Waterworks enrolling now — Sept. 15-19: With instructor Maria Michaelson. Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. Class limited to 12 students. Tuition $625. All materials and kiln firing are included. 123 E. Liberty St.
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 8 and 22: Is the Bible scientifically accurate; what makes it unique; is it still practical for our day; what does it say about our future; what is its message; how can it help with family life; how can it help find true happiness. These topics and more covered, bring your own Bible. Appropriate for children. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@ gmail.com
Painting with Patt — Ongoing adult oil painting classes, Tuesdays 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, www.pattlegg.net
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
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.

Today at Rufty Holmes — 1 p.m.: Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You, sponsored by Salisbury AARP, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, and ice cream social. For seniors 50+, free. Bring school supplies for children at battered women’s shelter. 704-216-7714.

Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson • Aug. 8: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 • Aug. 22: Planes: Fire and Rescue: Sept. 5: The Lego Movie: www.salisburync.gov/Departments/ParksandRecreation/Pages/Movies-in-the-Park.aspx
Summer movie series at RPL headquarters — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Headquarters (201 W. Fisher St.) • Aug. 12: The Andromeda Strain (G)
Saturday: Reed Gold Mine screens film on 1904 disaster — 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday: 15-minute documentary “Like Rats in a Trap,” on a disaster that claimed eight lives in 1904 at nearby Barringer Mine. Free. Filmmaker G. S. Koch will attend. Several scenes were filmed underground at Reed Gold Mine. 704-271-4653 x 212. 9621 Reed Mine Road.
Free screening of ‘The Line’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Freedom Roots, Center for Faith & the Arts, and The Vine Event Planning partner to bring the film and dialogue to Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., http://faithart.org/

OctoberTour luncheon — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10: Learn more about the Plein Air Artists and the steps of painting, by Phyllis Steimel. Catered meal and wine. 70 seats available; deadline Oct. 3. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. www.october tour.com/tickets or 704-636-0103. Also visit them all weekend long as they Paint Out during OctoberTour.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — On exhibit: Connie Loflin Peninger, Betty Sedberry. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — “Celebration of Spring,” paintings by Phyllis Steimel, Mark Brincefield. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Carve Into Life…Palette Knife Paintings of Patt Legg. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 704-431-4527, greengoatgallery@yahoo.com
This weekend: Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Through Aug. 30: Rail Walk Studios & Gallery host “Preserving Places:” Plein Air Carolina Exhibit of LandTrust of Central NC sites. See FUNDRAISERS listings for details. Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Tł: Textiles, Text, & Texture: Summer exhibition features NC artists Peg Gignoux,Leslie Pearson. Through Sept. 6 • Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden • Summer hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

YMCA sponsored trips — • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12: Charlotte Southern Women Show, $23, non-members welcome. Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. • 11:30 Nov. 4: Barn dinner theater matinee “Always a Bridesmaid,” $43 includes lunch, transportation, tips, ticket. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. • Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com
Davie County Senior Services trip — Sept. 25-26: “Oklahoma” at the Temple Theater, part of overnight trip to Sanford and Smithfield includes tour of Railhouse Museum, shopping, “Oklahoma,” tour of the Ava Gardner Museum and showing of her movie “Showboat.” For info or registration for seat on the Motorcoach, call 336-753-6230.

The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man, exhibiting hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors. Contact Randall Barger at 704-640-2326 or randall.bar43@yahoo.com. Details at www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Gold Hill 25th Founders Day Craft/Heritage Living — Saturday, Sept. 27: Applications available for arts/crafts, heritage living crafts and exhibits, hit & miss engines, antique tractors, parade etc; exhibitors only demonstrating and not selling are not required to pay for space, but application is required for planning purposes. Call 704-267-9439, 704-279-1630 or download the application at www.historicgoldhill.com. For information call 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897. Deadline Sept. 22.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be artist, vendor, performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com

YMCA Art Show — Sept. 16: You do not have to be a member of the YMCA. Contact Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 to reserve a place. You must provide your own easels. Tables provided first come first served.

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 1-6 , Troutman, http://www.statesvillekiwanis.org/
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 5-13, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/ government/departments/fair
Davidson County Fair — September 15-20, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty agfair.com
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 19-27, 2014. www.rowancountyfair.org
Stanly County Fair — Sept 25-29, Albemarle, http://stanlycountyfair.net
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 3-12, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com
NC State Fair — Oct. 16-26, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

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