Brick Street Live concert tonight features On The Border

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tonight Brick Street Live concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring Eagles tribute band On The Border.
Tonight: Darrell Connor and the Country Music Legends Band in Concert — Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: In the Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library headquarters. Visit or call 704-216-8240 for more information.
Music On The Mountain — Saturday. SEE STORY ON PAGE 3D.
Live at Lee Street — Sept. 6. SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
Second annual Buskers Bash — 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5: Street performers all over the downtown streets, vote for favorites by tossing a guitar pick in their bucket. Buskers Bash tent in front of Southern Spirit Gallery, 102 S. Main St. has voting guitar picks and walking map.
Union Street Live! — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18: The Tams (rescheduled from May). The Union Street Live! series. Free. Downtown Concord on Means Avenue next to Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse,65 Union St. S., bring a lawn chair. 704-784-4208,
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11: The only adult symphonic band serving Rowan and Cabarrus counties begins season 13 with opening rehearsal and meet and greet session at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis. The band is under the direction of Dr. Laurence Marks. See which includes membership requirements, directions to rehearsal location.

Price of Freedom Museum’s Remembrance of 9/11 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: “Memories of Yesteryears” with restored farm equipment and vehicles; gospel and bluegrass music; fire, police, rescue and emergency equipment; Simulated Smoke House; fire safety for the children; backyard barbecue by We Care Ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Grove. Food tickets in advance $7 at 704-857-3208. If you would like to bring your restored vehicle contact Bob Mault by Sept. 5 at 704-857-7474. Intersection of Patterson and Weaver Roads, 2420 Weaver Road, 704-857-7474,
Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show & Food Drive — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday Aug. 30 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31: Free admission, parking at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. 828-497-9425,
Kruger Brothers at Mocksville Bluegrass Festival — Saturday, Sept. 13: Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival features Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, Red June. See FUNDRIASERS.
Annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic — Sept. 18-20: Pre-event party kickoff Thursday night with entertainment sponsored by Uncle Buck’s with the Bloodworth Project opening for CC Mullins & Rude Mood; The Right Turn Clyde band Friday evening; The Main Event Band at finale party Saturday. Admission-free family-oriented event with vendors, food, entertainment plus People’s Choice BBQ contest, raffle for a Big Green Egg Cooker and other prizes; police escorted poker run with proceeds going to the Salisbury VA Hospice Center (don’t have to have a motorcycle to participate). See for complete event schedule. Held rain or shine. 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
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, or
25th Annual Gold Hill Founders’ Day — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. www.historic

OCT’s Living Room Reading Series ‘‘Bunny, Bunny’ Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5: by Alan Zweibel,whirlwind personal journey through the fourteen-year friendship of writer Alan Zweibel and comedienne Gilda Radner. Free, rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourth
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,
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 to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries.,

Battle of Bost Grist Mill — 2 p.m., Sept. 6-7: A Civil War reenactment; see hundreds of re-enactors, feel the thunder of artillery, witness Civil War medicine first hand, take a stroll through military camps, purchase period merchandise at Sutler’s Row, talk with civilians from the 1860s. Gates open 10 a.m., $12 age 13-adults, $8 age 6-12 (5 and under free)., 704-782-1600, 4701 Hwy 200, Concord.
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — Revolutionary War Reenactment: The Battle of Charlotte Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31: In September 1780 Lord Cornwallis and his Legion entered Charlotte and found a Hornets Nest. Battle reenactment each day at 2 p.m. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, ticket info 704-875-2312,

Antique Road Extravaganza at Carillon — 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6: Historic Salisbury Foundation and Carillon Assisted Living host professional antique appraisers/dealers. Tickets $25 per item and proceeds benefit HSF. Advanced tickets are available from Carillon (1915 Mooresville Road) or at the HSF office, 704-636-0103. SEE FUNDRAISERS.
Arts and Crafts show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6: At Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St. Assorted baby crafts including diaper cakes, also beaded fruit, jewelry, wreaths, portraits, original drawings, paintings, jarring (pickles, etc.) knitted or hand and machine sewn items, soaps, oils.
Delmonico’s Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: Bring a snack to share. $6 per person, non-members welcome .F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Anti-bullying community rally — 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: “Stop the Silence NC” at 110 S. Lee St., also the 100 block of E. Fisher St. Special musical guests from Southern California: Galvanized Souls. Also food, vendors, resources, games, activities for the kids, special guest speaker from Michigan: Colin from Colin’s Friends. For information email
Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 12:15 p.m. 12:15 : Lunch and Learn “Hearing Solutions.” Open to the public, free, covered dish, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
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.
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.,
Concord Library events — • Discuss “The Memory of Old Jack” by Wendell Berry, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m., 704-920-2053 • DIBS-Concord Book Discussion, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. discussing “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” by Ben Fountain. Register at 704-920-2053 • Fourth annual Buzz Word Spelling Bee Sept. 4 at the Davis Theater at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee $500, spectator tickets $10; all proceeds support the Cabarrus Literacy Council • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • 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.

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. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
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 For more information see
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Turn of the Screw’ — 7-9 p.m., Sept. 7 & 8: Old Courthouse Theatre’s fourth annual Halloween fundraiser, from the story by Henry James. For character descriptions see

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30: Saturday Night Live with DjAaronS. $5 cover all night, open musical format/ greatest hits • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • 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@
Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 29: Mel Jones and Tin Can Alley, classic Soul and R&B from the 1960s, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30: Angela Easterling, authentic Americana/ folk rock/ country-roots music, no cover • 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, live music begins at 9 p.m. For age 21 and over. 704-870-2574,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass. 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:45 p.m. every Thursday, live jazz, no cover. 704-638-9647,
JC Price Post with DJAaronS — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Labor Day Sunday night, Aug. 31: Bringing you the best of the old and the new, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $10 cover, dress code enforced, tight security, adults only.
Danny Franklin plays live — • 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. See dannyfranklin 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.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m. Saturday: Open mic night. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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. Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439,
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Friday: Diamond Shaped Daylight • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Wayward Reason, $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,
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.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30: Feedback band. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — Friday and Saturday: No Power No Crown and Wicked Jones • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Stephanie’s Labor Day Weekend Wine Tasting with six wines to relax with over this holiday weekend. $5/person • 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6: Guardian Cellars Wine dinner at Salisbury Wine Shop with Jerry Riener, owner/wine maker of Guardian Cellars. Seven wines plus gourmet pizza from the soon-to-open Cafe Brazil, the new restaurant opening by Chef Santos. $35/person ($30/person Wine Club members). Prepaid reservations. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — North Carolina’s 100th 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

Horse Protection Society fundraiser — 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5: Dine in or to-go from Ruby Tuesday’s Kannapolis location, 2461 Wonder Drive NE, 704-720-7289, to help the Horse Protection Society of NC to feed their 47 horses. Present the “Enough to feed a horse” flyer to your server and they will give back 20% of your total purchase to HPS. To print off a flier go to or events/696058653796332/
Antique Road Extravaganza — 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6: Historic Salisbury Foundation and Carillon Assisted Living host professional antique appraisers/dealers. Tickets $25 per item, proceeds benefit HSF. Advance tickets at Carillon, 1915 Mooresville Road or at the HSF office, 704-636-0103.
Casino Fantastique — Sept. 12. SEE STORY ON PAGE 6D.
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
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
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. Foods and beverages available, alcohol sales. $15 in advance; $20 day of event, children 12 and under with adult free. See or email grocemanjam
Kruger Brothers at Mocksville Bluegrass Festival — Saturday, Sept. 13: Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival features Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, Red June. 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. Rain or shine. 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville. Advance tickets $15, DOS $20, children under age 12 free with paying ticket holder,
Annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic — Sept. 18-20: Admission-free family-oriented event with vendors, food, entertainment, BBQ contest, raffles, police escorted poker run with proceeds going to the Salisbury VA Hospice Center. See for complete event schedule. See more under FESTIVALS.
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,donations encouraged. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and HealthReach Community Clinic. Information at
‘BBQ, Bands and Boots’ for Crosby Scholars — Sept. 27: SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
48th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers’ Convention — Saturday  Oct. 4: Registration starts 4:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to the best bands, fiddler, banjo picker guitarist, mandolin player, bass player, dobro and vocal, most promising talent ages 11 and under, and ages 12-16. Held at East Rowan High School. Call 704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439 for information. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. Most promising talent under 16 competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Band and individual over 16 competition will follow the most promising talent.
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 or 704-647-0999.
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 or

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 1-6, Troutman,
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 5-13, Concord,
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 15-20, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 19-27,
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle,
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 3-12, Winston-Salem,
NC State Fair — Oct. 16-26, Raleigh,

Paint Your Own at Pottery 101 — 7-9 p.m., $35. For those interested in surface design. Pieces are already made and ready to be decorated. We will guide you through the process. Come prepared to have fun! Ages 14-adult. Cost $35, all supplies and firing costs included • Aug. 28: Dancing Teapot • Sept. 4: Floral Rabbit Plate. Call or come by to sign up 704-209-1632.
Let’s Get Messy — 7-9 p.m., available dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, October 8, 15, 22. A one evening pottery class that offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel. A fun night out. Ages 14-adult, $35. Pottery 101. Call or come by to sign up 704-209-1632.
Beginning and intermediate wheel class — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays staring Sept. 4: Designed for beginners and for those with some experience working with clay. Ages 14-adult. Through October 23. Cost: $200 plus $10 lab fee. Pottery 101. 704-209-1632.
New beginner line dance class — Begins 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 weeks for $44. Intermediate classes at 5:30 p.m. for $4 per session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center. Call 704-633-7862 to register. Classes taught by Cheryl Kluttz. For information call 704-633-3484
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. 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.
New session of senior adults guitar lessons — Starting date Monday, Sept. 8: Absolute Beginner Guitar at 1:30 p.m., Beginner Guitar at 2:45 p.m., Intermediate Guitar at 4 p.m. Learn or re-learn to play with instructor Bob Wingate. Bring your own guitar. Cost $35 payable on the first day of class. New members should bring a $5 material fee. Questions: Bob at 704-636-9395. To register: 704-216-7714.
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., Sept. 15 • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11, 25 • Make six cards. Non-Member $15.00, member $12, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Classes for students grades 4-12 at the Norvell Theater, Tuesdays beginning Sept. 16. Only 16 available spots per class. Instructors: Alex Reynolds and Bristol Glass. To sign up: 704-633-5471 or Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., info
Relax & Refresh Yoga classes — Sundays 6-7:30 p.m., Sept. 7-Oct. 12 and Mondays 9-10:30 a.m., Sept. 8-Oct. 13. Two six-week classes, $90 each. Registration required, each class six students. Led by Debra McNeil. Held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Questions and registration, email or call 704-637-1671 or visit
Sculpture class at Waterworks — Sept. 15-19: With instructor Maria Michaelson. Register at or 704-636-1882. Class limited to 12 students. Tuition $625. All materials and kiln firing are included. 123 E. Liberty St.
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. For ages 16 and up. Cost $225, class size limited to 10. Registration or info: Lee Street theatre, 704-310-5507 or email
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.
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,, steppinoutdance
Shag Lessons — Mondays at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center: Carolina shag lessons at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center. No partner required. $50 per person for 4 weeks. Information, enrollment at Lee Street theatre or 704-310-5507.
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 and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: $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 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@
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. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647,
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.

Helpful talk at the Y — 4 p.m.. Wednesday,Sept. 10: Dietetic Training” free, open to the public, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Carolina Lily events — • Aug. 30 Friends, Food and Flowers • RSVP to Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, carolinalily@,

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “Mark Stephenson Italian paintings and other recent works,” Reception Oct. 3. CFA Gallery, Haven Lutheran Church,
Rowan County Art Show at the YMCA — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 16: Open to the public. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-. Questions
OctoberTour luncheon — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10: Catered meal and wine. Only 70 seats available; deadline Oct. 3. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Ticket info at 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. — 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,
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,

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. Artists are donating 40% of proceeds to LandTrust of Central NC. Information 704-657-8321 or or Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,
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. Through April 1, 2015 Summer hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-636-1882,

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. • October 7, 2014 9:00 am Shopping Trip, Ikea /North Gate Mall $12.00 per person, • 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. • Belk Theater February 15, 2015 “The Phantom of the Opera” Orchestra Seating. Pay in Full by November 1, 2014 • June 16, 2015 “Dirty Dancing” Orchestra Seating, Pay in Full by November 1, 2014 • Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@

Price of Freedom Museum Remembrance of 9/11 — If you would like to display your restored vehicle to “Memories of Yesteryears” for event on Sept. 13, contact Bob Mault by Sept. 5 at 704-857-7474.

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
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 not selling not required to pay for space, but application is required for planning purposes. Call 704-267-9439, 704-279-1630 or Information 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897. Deadline Sept. 22.
Arts and Crafts show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6: Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., rules and applications at home page and click on such event. Deadline for applications Aug. 29. Problems? Call Michelle at 704-633-5057 or Delores at 704-636-8522.
Country Fair — Saturday, Sept. 27: Christ Episcopal Church. Booth rental $20. Contact Kelly 704-213-0566 to reserve space.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Free for performers and artists, free to the public. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be artist, vendor, performer e-mail
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 applications — 42nd Fall Festival, Oct. 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications available at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or or 336-629-0399.

Help feed the horses — The Horse Protection Society of N.C. a 501(c)3 nonprofit, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, needs volunteers to help feed the horses. Go to or email to learn more

Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers’ Convention — Saturday  Oct. 4: Registration starts 4:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to the best bands, fiddler, banjo picker guitarist, mandolin player, bass player, dobro and vocal, most promising talent ages 11 and under, and ages 12-16. Held at East Rowan High School. Call 704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439 for information.
Buskers welcome — To perform and compete in the second annual Buskers Bash, Friday, Sept. 5: Performer application at buskers-bash-contestant-application. For musicians, dancers, magicians, more. Only 45 acts will allowed, each with assigned location. First, second, third place prizes awarded at finale at Uncle Buck’s at 9 p.m.
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

Potters’ Mugapalooza — Deadline Sept. 26. SEE BRIEF ON PAGE 2D.
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.