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Thursday afternoon concert at the Bell Tower today 5 to 7 p.m.

Tonight: Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m. Thursday: At the gazebo, corner of W. Innes and S. Jackson Streets. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks & Recreation and Guitars USA. www.facebook.com/ CitySalisburyNC
Family storytelling concert featuring Timmy Abell — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18: Nationally recognized children’s songwriter, touring, recording artist Timmy Abell at Rowan Public Library’s Stanback Auditorium. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8240.
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, www.concorddowntown.com
Brick Street Live concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring Motel Soap. www.brick streetlive.com
Brown Bag Lunch Jam — noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Starts Sept. 3. Bring your lunch and listen to free live music at the corner of Depot and East Innes Streets through Oct. 29.
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
Salisbury Symphony season tickets — Details and schedule at www.salisburysymphony.org
Brand New Opry at the Davis Theatre — The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse • Brand New Opry – Bluegrass, Thursdays, Sept. 25, and Jan. 29 and March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m., $15 • John Brown Quintet – Jazz, Friday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., $36 • 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Two tours, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 : The walk covers a six block area in downtown Salisbury and tells how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Visit the website at salisburyghostwalk. org and make reservations by email at boo@salisburyghostwalk. com or call John at 704-798-3102.
‘Keep’n Spencer Alive’ cruise-in — 3 p.m. until, Saturday, Sept. 20: If it has wheels, bring it, old and new, even Rat Rods welcome. Free family fun. at the Spencer Plaza. For information call B&P antiques, 704-636-6004.
Annual Rowan County Exhibition Show — Preview Show begins 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. See page 2D.
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 stopthesilence@carolina.rr.com
9th annual Fall Festival at Second Glance Shop — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, festival of arts and crafts of local artists and craftsmen. Vendors invited to set up. Display areas still available. Call Betty Corriher 704-213-0980.
Concord Library events — • Let’s Talk About It “Affirming Aging” series discussing “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. 704-920-2053 • Awesome Pageturners! for ages 8-10, Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. discussing Jeffrey Brown’s “Jedi Academy”plus an activity. Register at 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 • 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

Lee Street theatre presents One Act Play Festival — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18-20 and 25-27: Three world premiere dark comedies, Each is one act and approximately 35 minutes long. Do Us Part by Rob Smith, directed by Doug Stauter; Handsome Devil by Jason Roland, directed by Jason Roland; Walt Grace by Andy Rassler, directed by Heather Wilson Bowlby. Purchase online at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507
Continues: 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
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 ousetheatre.org
LSt season tickets on sale — Off-Broadway musicals, live concerts, intimate dramas, original 10-minute plays. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
PPT season tickets on sale — Five youth shows at the Norvell plus four mainstage shows August the Meroney. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. • Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Tickets for ‘Les Miserables’ — Piedmont Players and Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Les Misérables,’ show dates 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18 also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets $10-$35. 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Fourteenth annual Blues & Burritos — 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. See page 2D.
Help Concord’s Piedmont Farmer’s Market — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21: Piedmont Farmer’s Market “Sunday Funday:” Food, music, games, silent auction, raffles, fun. Held at Piedmont Farmer’s Market, 518 Winecoff School Road. Proceeds go to support the market and its farmers. Tickets at http://sunday-funday.eventbrite.com. Adults $20,children 16 and under $5. Questions: email drmaryp@msn.com
‘BBQ, Bands and Boots’ for Crosby Scholars — 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Inaugural Rowan County Crosby Scholars event, proceeds go to create Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant program. Tickets $40/person; $75/couple, includes drink, music by Mipso and Catawba College band Life Size; plus surprises. Reservations at www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org or 704-762-3512. Held at F&M Trolley Barn.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show adult night out fundraiser for the big cats — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Gates open at 7 for visitation with the big cats and for rehearsal time. The movie begins at dark. $15 donation for prop bag. Bring chairs, blankets, costumes. On the big screen with audience participation. All proceeds go directly to Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary. For age 18 and older, no exceptions. 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell. Call 704-279-8713, www.suziespride.org

Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic — The annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic at Tilley Harley-Davidson, Sept. 18- 20. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
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
20th annual Best of Badin Festival — See page 3D. www.bestofbadinfestival.com
25th Annual Gold Hill Founders’ Day — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. Info: vivian@historicgoldhill.com. www.historicgoldhill.com
Cooleemee Textile Heritage Festival — Sept. 27, Zachary House and Grounds, sponsored by Cooleemee Historical Association. Music, entertainment, Carolina corn bread contest, museums and exhibits, kids’ activities to celebrate the contributions of Cooleemee and its people who were cotton mill people. www.facebook.com/ pages/Cooleemee-NOW-
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
28th annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 4-5: Entertainment 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days • Saturday noon, Too Much Sylvia • 4 p.m., Carolina Soul • Sunday 1:30 p.m., The Extraordinaires • 3:30 p.m., Darrell Harwood • Mayberry Gang roving the festival No pets. Info 704-216-7803.
Four Oaks Festival — 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11: Downtown Mocksville and Junker’s Outdoor Theater present crafts, Christmas gifts, ideas, kids area, free music at Junker’s Outdoor Theater starting at noon. Bring your own chair; no coolers allowed. Starting at noon, Flying Saucers doowap and music of the ‘60s • 1:45, Cast Iron Skillet, R & B and southern rock • 3:15, Legends, classic rock • 4:45, Phatt City, Beach music and rock of the ‘70s • Info 336-909-2263 or historicmocksville merchantsassociation@wordpress.com
SandyCreek Farm Fall Fest event and picnic — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11: live music featuring Ken Davis, Fall Fare cooking demo by Jeannie Leonard, kids activity area, This is also Picnic Saturday at the Farm, reserve a catered lunch by Friday, Oct. 10 or bring your own picnic. The Farm is located between the communities of Reeds and Tyro at 3160 South NC Hwy. 150, Lexington, 10 minutes from uptown Lexington. www.SandyCreekFarm150.com or www.Facebook.com/SandyCreekFarm

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • 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@ facebook.com.
Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — • ?9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Motel Soap, Salisbury’s Favorite All-Star Classic Rock Band. $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday: Twin City Buskers from Winston-Salem, 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. 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:45 p.m. every Thursday, live jazz, no cover. 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
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: Six hour ransom • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. 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. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Ambush, $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 p.m. Saturday: Big Break • 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: Spanish Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing; six specially selected boutique wines from Spain. $5/person • 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25: Terrapin Beer Company beer dinner with Jennifer Davis of Terrapin Beer. Four course meal prepared by Kabobs! with five Terrapin beers. $35/person, prepaid reservations • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com, www.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 www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Cartuccis Grapevine craft beer tasting — 7 p.m. Tuesday: Highland brewery. Angela Tavaglione with Tryon Distributing hosts a craft beer tasting featuring the beers of Asheville’s Highland Brewery with five of their popular craft beers. Our Chef, Brad McKay will be pairing each beer with one of his tempting Tapas creations. $15/person or $25/couple. RSVP to 704-870-2574 for how many people will be in your party.

In progress: Davidson County Fair — Sept. 15-20, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty agfair.com
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 19-27, www.rowancountyfair.net
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle, www.stanlycountyfair.net
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 3-12, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com
NC State Fair — Oct. 16-26, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

Card making at the Y — • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 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 Magic Tree House Youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20: Instructor Gwen Matthews will work on effective audition techniques specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth musical “Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark.” $40. 25 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
LSt 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
Let’s Get Messy — 7-9 p.m., available dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 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. www.pottery-101.com
Create a painting in just one class — 6- p.m. Saturdays or in the daytime during the week: Children and adult classes taught by Grumbacher, certified art instructor. No talent required. Learn an overview of painting, leave with a finished piece of art, starting with the basics and moving to a conclusion that will have you painting at home. Held at Michaels, 1465 Klumac Road. Register there or at michaels.com or 704-636-3130.
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, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance @carolina.rr.com
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 — 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sept. 27: What does the Bible say about our future; what is the Bible’s message; how can it help us with our families to be happy; what does it foretell about our day? These topics and more covered; bring your own Bible. Appropriate for children. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL). See JW.org for details.
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 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.

Downtown Lunch & Learn — Noon, Sept. 25: Fall Lunch & Learn schedule at Downtown Catawba kicks off with readings by author Margaret Garrison, adjunct professor of English at Catawba, reading from “Prez: A Story of Love.” The Plaza Building, near the corner of Main and West Innes Streets.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays: Bingo. For singles as well as those widowed or divorced. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show adult night out — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Fundraiser for Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary. Gates open at 7 for visitation with the big cats and rehearsal time. Movie begins at dark. $15 donation for prop bag. Bring chairs, blankets, costumes. On the big screen with audience participation. All proceeds go directly to Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary. For age 18 and older, no exceptions. 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell. Call 704-279-8713, www.suziespride.org
Second Saturday Screenings — 3 p.m. second Saturdays: Double feature screening at Hall Gym, free admission • Oct. 11: The Incredibles, Tangled • Nov. 8: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire • Dec. 13: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express • 1400 W. Bank St., concessions available, 704-216-PLAY

Youth auditions for PPT’s Musical ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23: Only 25 spots per time slot. Auditions by appointment only. Held at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.PiedmontPlayers.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 works 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: Catered meal and wine. Deadline Oct. 3. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church parish hall. Ticket info at www.octobertour.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: Art by Sharon Forthofer. 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. — Sept. 4-Oct. 18: Paintings of Rail Walk artist Keyth Kahrs, original acrylics and watercolors. Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Opening event tonight at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — See Briefs, page 2D
The Mooresville Artist Guild — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23: Demonstration/lecture by internationally renowned artist Sterling Edwards. Free, open to the public. 103 W. Center Ave., corner of Main and Center in downtown Mooresville. www.MAGart.org or call 704-664-5694.
The Guild Gallery, 11 Union S., lower level, Concord — Throughout September: Display of authentic Renaissance clothing made by Ellen Hopkins of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Free and open to the public. www.concorddowntown.com/

YMCA sponsored trips — • 9 a.m. Oct. 7: shopping trip, Ikea /North Gate Mall, $12 per person • 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4: Barn dinner theater matinee “Always a Bridesmaid,” $43 for lunch, transportation, tips, ticket • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. • Belk Theater Feb. 15, 2015 “The Phantom of the Opera” Orchestra Seating. pay in full by Nov. 1 • June 16, 2015 “Dirty Dancing” orchestra seating, pay in full by Nov. 1 • Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com
Bus trip to the NC mountains — Saturday, Oct. 4: The Community Travelers bus trip to the NC Mountains of Blowing Rock and Boone. Activities include Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway, lunch at Daniel Boone Restaurant. $25 for transportation. Reservations by Sept. 20. Contact Brenda Cowan for details 704-633-9073

Potters’ Mugapalooza — Randolph Arts Guild asks potters to submit sample mug images at www.RandolphArtsGuild.com for consideration; selected works will be displayed at the Randolph Arts Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery during November to feature, celebrate and sell mugs. Show opens Nov. 4. See www.RandolphArtsGuild.com for details. Submission deadline Sept. 26.

Call for singers — Join the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society at rehearsals for their annual holiday concert on Dec. 13. Tuesday rehearsals at 7 p.m. at Coburn UMC, 901 S. Church St.). Choir dues $20. www.salisburyrowanchoir.com or 919-812-0742.
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
Community event in East Spencer — Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4: Gospel music, liturgical dancers welcome to sign up. In conjunction with At the Cross Ministries. Held at Royal Giants Park. Also features health and wellness, antique cars, children’s activities. Information 704-782-0072 weekdays.

Gold Hill 25th Founders Day Craft/Heritage Living — Saturday, Sept. 27: Applications available for arts/crafts, heritage living crafts and exhibits. Exhibitors demonstrating and not selling not required to pay for space, but application is required. Call 704-267-9439, 704-279-1630 or www.historicgoldhill.com. Deadline Sept. 22.
Anti-Bullying Community Rally — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Vendor spaces $35. Price does not indicate size of the crowd. Contact Elizabeth 704-431-4449
Country fair — Saturday, Sept. 27: Booth rental $20, held at Christ Episcopal Church, Cleveland. Contact Kelly 704-213-0666 to reserve space.
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 www.AsheboroFallFestival.com or 336-629-0399.
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.

Help feed the horses — The Horse Protection Society of N.C., 2135 Miller Road, China Grove. Go to www.horseprotection.org

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