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Come downtown from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday for Summer Night Out

Summer Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday: The Salisbury Elks will be on E. Fisher St. handing out free school supplies; many merchants will be offering back-to-school specials; hop in your hot rod and cruise down for the Classic Car Show on the 300 block of S. Main St.; The Mark Hoffman Trio performs on E. Fisher St. from 6-9 p.m., bring a lawn chair; Kids Zone activities will be in their regular spot next to K-Dee’s Jewelers on E. Innes St. Details at http://downtownsalisburync.com/
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D. www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Kids Summer Reading Program at The Last Word Bookstore — For up to age 12. Program runs through Friday. 704-245-6159, Thelastwordsalisbury@gmail.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 Antiqes, across from the NC Transportation Museum. Information 704-636-6004.
Antique Appraisal Faire at China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 2-4- p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: Michael Hansen, USPAP appraiser, will provide appraisals for items of personal property on a first come first served basis; $5 per item, limit two items per couple. Proceeds benefit China Grove Roller Mill Museum. Admission to the museum is free, refreshments will be served, plus self-guided tours of the Roller Mill. Historical Society of South Rowan, 704 433 3912.
Fourth annual Japanese Pop Music night — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18: At RPL headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Stanback Room. Event is free, open to the public. http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/NCRowan Countyanime/
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.
Stained glass trolley tour — Tour leaves Center for Faith & the Arts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: Travel on the trolley, participate in guided tours, learn more about stained glass, architecture, local congregational history. In partnership with Salisbury Visitor’s Bureau. Tickets $15; light refreshments. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., www.faithart.org/
Author Robert Whitlow to speak — 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: Christy Award winner Robert Whitlow at the Kannapolis Library. Book signing will follow.Free, open to the public. Call 704-920-1180.
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 — • Book+Craft for Teens, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Make something fun, talk about “Full Ride” by Margaret Haddix. Register at 704-920-2053 • League of Extraordinary Legos, Aug. 19 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • End of Summer Luau for ages 5-12 on Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. Receive a lei, make a grass skirt, dance to Hawaiian music. 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. 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 • 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.

Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m. tonight. SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
Union Street Live! — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
Brick Street Live concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring On The Border. www.brickstreetlive.com
Darrell Connor in concert at RPL — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: Stanback Auditorium. Use entrance closest to the historic Henderson Law Office. 704-216-8240 or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — The only adult symphonic band serving Rowan and Cabarrus counities, begins its thirteenth season with the opening rehearsal and meet and greet session on Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis. Under the direction of Dr. Laurence Marks, director of bands emeritus from UNC-Charlotte. Information at www.primetimeband.org which includes membership requirements for prospective participants.
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.

‘The Funniest Man in America’ comes to the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 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

Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday: 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: 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. Historic Gold Hill is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. E-mail goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com or www.goldhillnc.com
Kruger Brothers at Mocksville Bluegrass Festival — Sept. 13: Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival features Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, Red June. See FUNDRIASERS
Dailey & Vincent Land Fest In Denton — Sept. 18-20: Bluegrass duo hosts second annual event at Denton FarmPark, featuring three days of star-studded music and a Bluegrass band contest on Sept. 20. Winning band will perform as the opener for Saturday’s show, cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets/info at www.daileyvincentfest.com.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., 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

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Thrift Shop’ — 8 p.m. Aug. 21-23: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
LSt presents CF&A’s ‘Voices From The Margins’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5: Original monologues show featuring actors telling the stories of individuals from Rowan County who live on the margins. Presented in partnership with Covenant Community Connections and Lee Street theatre. Suggested donation price $15 per seat; all proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. www.faithart.org, www.leestreet.org
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

Memorial event fundraiser — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: Vendors, motorcycle ride, music, hotdogs and hamburgers, raffles. All proceeds go to the family of Joan Plott for funeral expenses. Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., Kannapolis. Information: Amanda Tucker, 704 298-5981.?
Arts and crafts fundraiser — 9 a.am. Saturday: 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.
The Rowan Big Band All-Stars — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
SDTM Antiques Appraisal Fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23: At Spencer Doll & Toy Museum. SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
‘Two on the Aisle’ cabaret — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: SEE STORY ON PAGE 6D.
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 details or www.pleinaircarolina.com or www.railwalkstudiosandgallery.com
Casino Fantastique — 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
Piggin’ Out for Pink — 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: Kannapolis-based non-profit Focused On A Cure hosts an evening of dinner, dancing, raffles, a silent auction and fun. Special entertainment by artist Jared Emerson. Held at The City Club, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord. Ticket information: 704-933-5600 or www.focusedonacure.org
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
Second annual ‘Groce-Man Jam’ concert — 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: Junkers Mill outdoor Theater, 105 S. Salisbury St. in Mocksville, features award-wining bluegrass band Balsam Range. Massive Grass of Wilmington are the opening act at 6 p.m.
Kruger Brothers at Mocksville Bluegrass Festival — Saturday, Sept. 13: Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival with the 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. 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.

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: The Dirt Farmers • 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: Sonny Skyzz & the Rainmakers, $5 cover. R&B, blues, rock & roll, funk, pop • 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday: An evening of jazz with John Sharp, no cover • Every Thursday Karaoke 8:30-11 p.m. • 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, live music begins at 9 p.m. For age 21 and over. 704-870-2574, www.cartuccisgrapevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with Nancy Peacock and the Chigger Hill Ramblers. 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: The Stephen Legree Band, no cover • 7:45 p.m. every Thursday, live jazz, no cover. 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Danny Franklin plays live — • Aug. 27 and Sept. 17: Speakeasy Smokehouse and Taproom, 316 Brookdale St., Kannapolis • 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. 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: Broken Yesterday and Jay Will • 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: Darrell Harwood, $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. — 10 p.m. Friday: The Black Irish Texas 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

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday 15: Stephanie’s Favorite Wine Picks wine tasting. Stephanie will share six of her many favorite wines from around the world. $5/person. 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
Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. www.oldstonewines.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

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 — Sept. 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

Paint Your Own at Pottery 101 — SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
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 Saturdays 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.
New beginner line dance class — Begins 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
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: Carolina shag lessons with Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, 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. Information, enrollment at Lee Street theatre or 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.
Correction: Free Bible lessons — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 23 (not 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: Instructors share historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; 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.

The Horse Sensei’s clinic on equine colic — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday: $20 to participate, class size limited to 10. RSVP to 704- 798-6641 or thehorsesensei@gmail.com Class will be held at 765 China Grove Road, China Grove. Light refreshments. Written materials included with class. www.thehorsesensei.com

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson • Aug. 22: Planes: Fire and Rescue: Sept. 5: The Lego Movie: www.salisburync.gov/Departments/ParksandRecreation/Pages/Movies-in-the-Park.aspx
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/

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
Lee Street Theatre — “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.
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

Carolina Lily events — • Aug. 30 Friends, Food and Flowers • Sept. 20 Last Call for Fall Antique and Craft Show • Oct. 11: Birdnest Necklace class with Barbara Fuller • Oct. 25: Succulents on a pumpkin class with Julie Apone • Nov. 8: Wineglass painting class with Jean Barlow • RSVP to Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, carolinalily@ att.net, www.carolinalily.com

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “Mark Stephenson Italian paintings and other recent works,” Reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Local artist Mark Stephenson recently completed a two-week residency in La Macina di San Cresci in Greve-In-Chianti in Tuscany, Italy. Paintings from the residency, plus smaller watercolor sketches completed while in England, on display and for sale at CFA Gallery, open by appointment only. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, www.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, from inspiration through actual process, by Phyllis Steimel. Catered meal and wine. Only 70 seats available; deadline Oct. 3. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Ticket info at www.oct. tour.com/tickets or 704-636-0103. Also visit them all weekend long as they Paint Out during Oct. Tour.
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. — Featuring paintings and prints by Wanda Clark and Salisbury photographs by David Lamanno. 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
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — July 31-Aug. 30: Rail Walk Studios & Gallery host “Preserving Places:” Plein Air Carolina Exhibit of LandTrust of Central NC sites. Artists are donating 40% of proceeds to LandTrust of Central NC. Information 704-657-8321 or www.railwalkgallery.com or www.pleinaircarolina.com. 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 see also Fundraisers:
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 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
Iredell Museums presents ‘Treasures of the Collections’ — Exhibit featuring special pieces from the museums’ permanent collection including an original pen and ink drawing by Salvador Dali. 134 Court St., downtown Statesville,704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.org

YMCA sponsored trips — • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12: Charlotte Southern Women Show, $23 per person, 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 per person 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.” Info/registration, call 336-753-6230.

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
Arts and crafts show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6: Rules and applications at gmbc-online.org home page and click on such event. Deadline for applications Aug. 9. Contact: Michelle 704-633-5057 or Delores 704-636-8522. Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St.
Country fair — Saturday, Sept. 27: Booth rental $20, held at Christ Episcopal Church, Cleveland. Contact Kelly 704-213-0666 to reserve space.
Fall bazaar — Saturday, Oct. 25: Vendors wanted at Mt Zion UCC, China Grove. Free display space and lunch. 704-857-9202 or 704-857-1360.
Asheboro Fall Festival — 42nd Fall Festival, Oct. 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications available at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or www.AsheboroFallFestival.com or 336-629-0399.

Second annual Buskers Bash — Friday, Sept. 5: Musicians, dancers, magicians and more. All performers must submit an application; only 45 acts will be allowed, each will receive an assigned location. If application is not received performers will not be eligible to compete for prizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded at the finale at Uncle Buck’s at 9 p.m. Online performer application at http://downtownsalisburync.com/buskers-bash-contestant-application.
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 an artist vendor or 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 serve.
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 6: Lenoir’s annual event, registration open up to day of the event. Cost to register the day of is $80. Details at www.caldwellarts.com

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