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Reserve your seat on Center for Faith & the Arts’ Stained Glass Trolley Tour

The Stained Glass Trolley Tour starts Saturday, Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m.
Center for Faith & the Arts, in partnership with Salisbury Visitor’s Bureau, offers the second annual Stained Glass Trolley Tour. At 9:30 a.m., local architect Karen Alexander will give a brief introductory talk on architecture and stained glass. The trolley will leave CFA promptly at 10 a.m..
This year’s tour includes stops at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Coburn United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 each; light refreshments will be served.
Call 704-647-0999 or visit www.faithart.org to reserve your space today.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, the Humane Society celebrates with a “Care for Your Pets/Care for Yourself” vendor fair.
There will be entertainment by Mary Gillespie and Melissa Benfield Adams, the Salisbury Symphony Youth Orchestra, NRHS Glee Club and NRHS Dazzling Emeralds.
The East Rowan 4-H Club Equine Chapter horse show is at 1 p.m. followed by horse grooming pointers.
Rowan Animal Clinic will be available to vaccinate and microchip pets and other veterinarians will be on site showcasing their services. Vendors will offer arts and crafts, orchids, travel opportunities, pet treats and supplies.
HSRC will present the annual Susan J. Gloeckler Memorial Awards during the event, citations given for outstanding contributions to animal welfare. Entrants in the “My Pet Is…” contest will be recognized at 4 p.m.
Pet guardians are invited to post their pet’s picture on a container, identify their pet’s most outstanding characteristic and collect penny votes to be donated to the HSRC. The top three entrants will receive prizes, and all entrants will receive a certificate.
Admission to the event and parking are free.
Concord — At 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, see a Civil War reenactment with 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 and talk with civilians from the 1860s.
Gates open at 10 a.m., admission is $12 for age 13-adults, $8 for age 6-12 and 5 and under get in free. Visit www.battleofbost.org or call 704-782-1600. Located at 4701 Hwy 200 in Concord.
Kannapolis — The only adult symphonic band serving Rowan and Cabarrus counities begins its thirteenth season with the opening rehearsal and meet and greet session next Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St.
The band is under the direction of Dr. Laurence Marks, director of bands emeritus from UNC-Charlotte. For more information, interested musicians visit www.primetimeband.org which includes membership requirements for prospective participants and directions to the rehearsal location.
Join the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, which recently collaborated with Lee Street Theatre on the U.S.O. Tribute Show in August to sold out performances as they begin rehearsals for their annual holiday concert which will be on Dec. 13. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday at 7pm in the choir room at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S Church St.
This is a non-profit community choir and the longest running choral group in the state of North Carolina, established 1910. Choir dues for this concert are $20 which will help pay for the cost of music and other administrative expenses.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.salisburyrowanchoir.com or contact Music Director,Matthew Newton at 919-812-0742.
CONCORD — Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” will be performed by Old Courthouse Theatre on Sept. 11 through 28. The play is rated PG. Tickets are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
“Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
The Silver Buckle Charity Ball will be held Saturday, Sept. 20. The ball is fun-filled charity event with an Old West feel, to be held at Chandelle Farms in Salisbury, home of Saving Grace Therapeutic Programs; same location, new name.
The event will benefit the therapeutic equine assisted programs at the farm that serve people with special needs, disabilities, youth at-risk, seniors, veterans, and those who have experienced trauma.
Guests are invited to wear dressy or casual Western themed attire, modern or historical. Tickets are $50 each or $85/couple and available at 704-638-2339 or www.savinggracefarm.com
Businesses interested in sponsoring the event or donating door prizes should email janna@savinggracefarm.com or call 704-798-5955.
Chandelle Farms is located at 565 Trexler Loop. The schedule for the evening :
5:45 p.m. – “Gate”opens
6 p.m. – Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. – Demonstration ride by one of our special participants
7 p.m. – “Cowboy Fare” full service buffet
9 p.m. – Silent auction ends
9-11 p.m. – Live music and dancing
Guests will be entertained by the live country band Chad Triplett & Two Lane BlackTop, roping contest, and a demo ride. Poker tables will be set up in the “saloon” and dancing will be encouraged out on the floor. The silent auction will be open from 6 until 9 p.m.
Tickets are available for the Piedmont Players and Salisbury Symphony production of “Les Miserables” on Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. Tickets range from $10-$35. Call 704-633-5471 or purchase online at PiedmontPlayers.com
Spencer — Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., offers a Kaleidoscope workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, with instructor Sue Davis. Bring a 6X6 photo, drawing or scrapbook paper to personalize your kaleidoscope. $45, includes all materials. For ages 8 and up.
The Wet-Felted Wooly Vessel workshop is 10:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Explore the joys of wet-felting on a bouncy ball – no knitting!
Complete a small vessel of hand-dyed merino wool fibers, curly fibers, silk and bamboo with a bit of Angelina for some bling. You choose colors for your art piece that will hold art supplies, sewing notions, or simply adorn your mantel.
For all skill levels. Students will need to bring a large towel, two pairs of old pantyhose, and an apron for playing in water. Beads not included, but you may bring some to match up colors if you’d like. $85, includes kit and light lunch.
www.greengoatgallery.com
On Saturday, national doll, bear and toy show promoter Howard Knight of Knight’s Southeastern Doll Shows will be returning to Salisbury for the third year in a row.
Dealers will have thousands of antique, contemporary, modern and collectible fashion, celebrity, new born and original artist’s dolls and bears for sale, as well as doll houses, clothing, furniture, doll parts, toys, miniatures, books and accessories.
Attention guys: don’t stay home. This show is not just for the girls. There will be model trains, railroad memorabilia and antique and collectible toys for sale, too.
There will be someone on site making minor doll repairs at the show. Dolls needing extensive repairs can be left and sent back to you at a later date or picked up at a future show.
The event is at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 South Martin Luther King Jr Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; admission is $6 for adults; children 12 and under free. Girl and Boy Scouts in uniform are free.
Saturday at Lee St. theatre will feature the melodic harmonies of Asheville’s Underhill Rose, featuring Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose and Salley Williamson on banjo, guitar and upright bass respectively.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus tax. Opening the show will be Catawba College graduate Ben Mackel with his band, The Blue Eyed Bettys. Like Underhill Rose, The Blue Eyed Bettys play mountain string music as a trio, with Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle and Mackel on guitar.
The Blue Eyed Bettys show at Lee St. theatre will be a homecoming of sorts for 2004 Catawba College graduate Ben Mackel, who grew up in Hendersonville. His new group The Blue Eyed Bettys met this year while performing a cabaret-style play in Sarasota, Fla. The trio had never met before despite the fact they were all living in New York City. They were cast in the Florida production and liked the way they gelled as musicians.
Tickets can be purchased online at leestreet.org, by phone at 704-310-5507, or at the box office located at the theater at 329 N. Lee St.
 
charlotte — The Charlotte Folk Society’s 8th annual Old-Time Music Jam and Ice Cream Social will take place on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, 3500 Shamrock Drive.
In case of rain, activities will move inside the Charlotte Museum of History, located at the same address. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.
Activities include open jam sessions: Old-Time, Celtic, and Bluegrass. Visitors may also enjoy a song circle and, of course, ice cream – as long as it lasts. Members of the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte will share another old-fashioned pastime – telling tales to listeners of all ages. Members of the Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club will host a jam and offer visitors the opportunity to try out an instrument.
In addition, the Charlotte Museum of History celebrates Backcountry Days on Saturday with a celebration of the Piedmont Backcountry featuring demonstrations of crafts such as pottery, blacksmithing, basket weaving, rifle and cartridge making, along with children’s crafts and colonial games, and free tours of Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and Museum.
For more information, visit www.folksociety.org
KANNAPOLIS — On Monday at 7 p.m., Kannaplis History Associates hosts Gerald Hilton on K-Town football of the 60s, in the A. L. Brown High School social room.
If you have any memorabilia, pictures or stories of your experiences at the games, please bring them to share.
Note the date, Sept. 8,   which is the second Monday. Park in lot East of Trinity Methodist Church and follow the signs to KHA. Call  Phil Goodman,   704-796-0803, for details.
CHARLOTTE — Historic Rosedale Plantation offers roles for a scripted family-friendly Halloween program at Rosedale Plantation on Sept. 13 and 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Needed: four females ages 12- middle aged (African American and white roles); four males ages 16-middle aged (African American and white roles).
The program dates are Oct. 24, 25 and 31.  Participants need to plan to be on site 5-9 p.m. Historic Rosedale Plantation is located at 3427 N. Tryon St., 704-335-0325.  
Winston-Salem — Twin City Stage will present “Harry the Dirty Dog” on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive at 11 a.m. and runs approximately one hour. Tickets are $12 for general admission at www.childrenstheatrews.org
This fun new musical is based on the classic book by Gene Zion.

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