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Community Calendar July – December 2015

JULY

July 6

East Spencer Summer Camp Mon-Fri July 6 to Aug. 7. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; Ages 5-14. Non-residents welcome for a fee of $50. Transport within East Spencer at designated stops. Breakfast and lunch provided. Life skills, water play, weekly field trips, educational adventures and more. 704-636-7111.

 

July 9 

Disney’s Tarzan

July 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., July 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre; Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

60th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Jul. 9 -12. www.gmhg.org

 

July 10 

The Book of Life

Salisbury Movies in the Park. Entertainment 8 p.m.; movie 9 p.m. at City Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play

Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)

Kannapolis Movies in the Park. 7:30 p.m. entertainment. Movie at 8:45 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St.

 

July 11

Blackberry festival 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11. Food, fun and music. Blackberry flavored everything. Free. Pick your own for $2.50 quart. Hill’s Minnow Farm, 7940 Bringle Ferry Road, 1.5 miles after Dan Nicholas Park.

Wake Up, Leonardo!

Go With the Flow, Exploration Into Watercolors With Yupo Paper for rising 6-8th grade: July 11, 10 am-noon, CFA behind Haven Lutheran Ch., 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999 faithart@bellsouth.net

Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot

Thursday evenings on Main: 6 -9 p.m. Music under the oak trees; dinner available or bring your own picnic. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis. Free. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov

 

July 12

CHICKWEED week begins 

July 12: ‘Breaking the Chains’ CHICKWEED Community Bike Ride. July 13: ‘Seeing Red’ American Red Cross Blood Drive. July 15: ‘Big or Small, Save Them All’ Novant Health mobile mammogram day See www.TheChickweed.com or www.facebook.com/chickweed

 

July 14

Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Town of East Spencer open forum July 14, 4-6 p.m. Town Hall, 105 S. Long St,; developed jointly by Spencer and East Spencer. Anneissa Hyde 704-636-7111.

 

July 16

A Few Good Men

By Aaron Sorkin. An engaging courtroom drama. July 16-18 and 23-25, 2015 7:30 p.m. 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theatre www.leestreet.org

Photography Exhibit 

Opening Reception: 7:30p.m. CFA behind Haven Lutheran Ch., 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999 faithart@bellsouth.net

 

July 17

Ultima Nota (Latin Pop) 

Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov

 

July 18

Chickweed

Celebrating Indestructible Women 4-11:30 p.m.Open air event all women artists in music, art, dance; benefits Battered Women’s Shelter of Rowan Family Crisis Council. 405 N. Lee St. Also, Dorsett Chapel Gospel Singers, spoken word poet Shane Marnier. Advance tickets $15 at Eventbrite.com, Pottery 101, Green Goat Gallery. $20 at gate.

Krazy Klearance sidewalk sale and Karnival.

July 15-18 Saturday: carnival sights and sounds from 1-9 p.m. activities for families, live music, strolling entertainment. Downtown Salisbury www.downtownsalisburync.com

Rocking with the troops Military Appreciation Event: Live music with Tammie Davis, free food, military vehicles, military vendors, magician Glen Yost, special presentation for Gold Star Mothers, Rowan County Honor Guard. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

 

July 20

Auditions for Calendar Girls July 20 and 21, 7p.m. St. Thomas Players at Lee Street Theatre. 704-647-0999 faithart@bellsouth.net

 

July 21

YMCA Trip BMW Plant Tour. July 21. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

July 23

Ain’t Misbehavin’

July 23-25, 29-31 and Aug 1 at 7:30 p.m., July 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tribute to black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s part of of the Harlem Renaissance. Piedmont Players Theatre, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

History on Tap 

July 23 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. History of Cars at the NC Transportation Museum. Registration at historicsalisbury.org required for this free event.

 

July 24 

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Salisbury Movies in the Park. Entertainment 8 p.m.; movie 9 p.m. at City Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play

The Penguins of Madgascar

Kannapolis Movies in the Park. 7:30 p.m. entertainment. Movie at 8:45 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St.

 

July 25

Music at the Mural with Livehouse

7 p.m. July 25 – Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Village Ghost Walk   

Guided walk through historic Gold Hill village with ghost stories and stops at various shops. 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. Under 6 free. Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. www.goldhillnc.com

Stories Under the Stars

with Piedmont Dance: 7 p.m. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St.

 

July 27

Rowan Museum Colonial Middle School History Camp: July 27- 31 for rising 6th-8th grades. Hands-on stimulating, educational and fun activities, staffed by museum personnel, local history teachers and local college history majors. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $160 or$140 for members. 704-633-5946 or tdcreel@fibrant.com

 

 

August

August 1

Dragon Boat Festival

9 a.m. -5 p.m. Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Free to attend; Music, food, refreshments. No coolers or pets. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.Food vendors on site. Music by Stay Tuned. Visit www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com

Face to Face Tribute to Billy Joel, Elton John

Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov

Annual All Ford Show

9 a.m.-noon Aug. 1: Ford ‘orphan’ owners also invited. 704-636-2889, ext. 256. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org

Wake Up, Leonardo!

Weaving and Storytelling for rising 3-5th grade students. 9am-noon CFA behind Haven Lutheran Ch., 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999 faithart@bellsouth.net

 

August 6

Salisbury Rowan AARP

1 p.m. Presentation by Comfort Keepers followed by ice cream social membership drive. Bring a guest. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714

 

August 7

Summer-Sip craft beer 

August 7-8. 7th at 5-9 p.m., 8th 3-7 p.m. tasting crawl downtown. Sample craft beers from NC. Tickets include: one glass, 20 samples, wristband, map. For prices, details: www.downtownsalisburync.com

Cinderella (2015)

Salisbury Movies in the Park. Entertainment 8 p.m.; movie 9 p.m. at City Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play

Monsters University (PG)

Kannapolis Movies in the Park. 7:30 p.m. entertainment. Movie at 8:45 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St.

 

August 8

Annual All GM Show

9 a.m. Classic to modern Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Buicks and more. Corvettes, Firebirds, Impalas, Bel Airs and other GM products. Awards ceremony at noon. 704-636-2889, ext. 256. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org

 

August 10

Jobs for Life Interviews Aug. 10-17, for unemployed, underemployed and misemployed. First Baptist Church. Classes prepare students to succeed in their job search. Sessions begin Sept. 16, 220 N. Fulton Street. Contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431 or rod@fbcsalisbury.org.

Rowan Museum Elementary History Camp

August 10 – 14 rising 3rd-5th grades. Hands-on stimulating, educational and fun activities, staffed by museum personnel, local history teachers and local college history majors. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 704-633-5946 or tdcreel@fibrant.com

 

August 11

NC Open Plein Air Paint Out

August 11-15. Five-day event.Artists participate in a painting workshop and a two-day “Paint Out” Aug. 14-15, with a concluding show of the artists’ work at the Trolley Barn off Easy Street. Fee to participate, $20; $5 for students. www.waterworks.org/ncopenpleinair.html

Plein Air Painting Workshop Aug.11-13: Artist John Ebersberger teaches three-day workshop in conjunction with NC Open Plein Air Paint Out. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

 

August 13

Season Kick Off Party

Lee Street Theatre Season 8. 6 p.m. 329 N. Lee Street. www.leestreet.org

Too Much Sylvia

Thursday evenings on Main: 6 -9 p.m. Music under the oak trees; dinner available or bring your own picnic. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main. Kannapolis annual Free. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov

 

August 15

Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Aug. 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Vendors, crafts, children’s activitiesand the annual crowning of the Woodleaf Tomato Queen and other tomato-related activities including a large tomato contest. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, 704-278-4248 or woodleaftomatofestival@yahoo.com

PPT presents James Gregory- The Funniest Man In America 

7:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

RiverDance 

Salisbury Station. LandTrust for Central North Carolina’s fund-raising gala. Live band, refreshments. landtrustnc.org/riverdance-2015 or 704-647-0302.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise In 

Gold Hill. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc. www.goldhillnc.com

Trick Pony concert with fireworks 

Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov

5th annual Stanly County Agri-Civic Day 

Stanly Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Family-friendly event featuring farm equipment, agricultural vendors, heritage demonstrations, activities, food vendors, more. 704.986-3666. cmoffitt@stanlyhcountync.gov

 

August 21

Comedy Fest with Now Are The Foxes and Regional Comedy Festival Aug.21 and 22, 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre. info@leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21, 22: Antiques dealer offers advice toys, heirlooms, etc. $5 per item. Limit two items per person. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

 

August 22

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show

N.C. Transportation Museum Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. Model train layout, vendors, kids’ activities, modeling clinics and celebrities of the rail fashion domain. Leah Cook 704-636-2889 ext. 239, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.

Stories Under the Stars

with ShakesCollage. 7 p.m. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mtn. St.

 

August 25- 26

PPT presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’ auditions

7 p.m. at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

 

August 27

College Night Out

Downtown Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com

History on Tap 

History of the Meroney Theater 213 S. Main St. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration at historicsalisbury.org required for this free event.

The Wizard of Oz

Old Courthouse Theatre Concord. August 27 – Sept. 13. 704-788-2405. 40th season. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

 

August 28

Cabaret!

7:30 p.m. A musical fundraiser for the Salisbury Symphony’s music education programs. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

Fin, Feather and Fur Expo

Rowan County Fairgrounds. Aug. 28-Aug. 30. Vendors from the outdoors industry, food, live music. Southern Divisional Mud Racing Championships, Rowan Ramble Demolition Derby, 3D archery tournament, seminars on game-calling. $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11. All police, fire, EMS, military (past and present) are admitted at half price with proper ID. See www.finfeatherfurexpo.com

 

August 29

Music at the Mural 

7 p.m. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Slide the City 

11 a.m.–7 p.m. A 1,000-foot water slide set up on South Main Street from East Fisher Street to Military Avenue. Register online at www.slidethecity.com/events/salisbury. Prices $15 to $60, depending on when you register and how many times you want to slide — once, three times or unlimited. www.downtownsalisburync.com.

War Room, movie

Tinseltown. First Baptist Church-tickets available for 29th and 30th matinees. Call 704-633-0431 to reserve. Matinee prices apply.

 

August 30

Season 8 Musical Auditions

August 30-31, 7 p.m. Open Casting Call Auditions for The Rocky Horror Show, and Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue, and The Last Five Years at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

 

 

September

September 1

YMCA Trip Motown the Musical

Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

September 3

Salisbury Rowan AARP

12:30 p.m. Potluck lunch; Mike Thompson, Salisbury Fire Dept. on fire safety in the home, electrical fires. Bring school supplies for Battered Women’s Shelter. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714

 

September 4

Buskers Bash

Street performers. 6-8 p.m. downtown Salisbury. Shops and restaurant specials. Winners voted on by the public, announced during Finale on East Fisher at 9 p.m.

 

September 7

Iredell County Fair

Troutman, September 7-12. www.statesvillekiwanis.org

 

September 8

YMCA Trip Old Salem

$25 includes transportation/tickets for self-guided tour. Sep 8. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

September 11

Casino! 

Games, prizes, food and drink, second annual fundraising event. Friends of the Symphony, 7:30 p.m. The Depot 704-637-4314 ljones@catawba.edu. salisburysymphony.org

Cabarrus County Fair 

Concord. Sept 11-19, www.cabarrus county.us

 

September 12

Denton Street Festival

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Food, crafts, games, local entertainment, a visit from “Elvis,” Eric and The Chill Tones, Tim Smith from “The Moonshiners.” Rain or shine. Harrison Park, 20 W. Salisbury St., Denton. Free. 336-859-4231.

 

September 17

Calendar Girls 

by Tim Firth, directed by Claudia Galup. Sept. 17-20 and 24-26, 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre presents A Center for Faith and the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production. leestreet.org. 704-310-5507

 

September 19

Germanfest Old Stone House

4–8 p.m. Sept. 19: 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

September 21

It’s A Wonderful Life

Live Radio Play Auditions. Sept. 21 and 22 7 p.m. Lee Street theatre, leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

 

September 22 

PPT presents ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight At Dawn’ youth auditions

Sept. 22and 23 at 4 and 5 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

 

On the Verge

The tale of three early nineteenth century female explorers and their symbolic journey through time. Hedrick Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. September 22-26. Catawba College Theatre Arts. catawba.edu/theatre

 

September 25

2015 Rowan County Fair 

Sept. 25- Oct. 3, Julian Road, www.rowancountyfair.net

Catawba Family Weekend

Sept. 25-27, Catawba College, 704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

 

September 26

Music at the Mural 

7 p.m. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Gold Hill Founder’s Day  

All day at Gold Hill Park 704-267-9439. www.historicgoldhill.com

 

September 27

Gospel in the Park

2-5 p.m. at Historic Park, 704-267-9439, www.historicgoldhill.com

 

 

October

October 1

Salisbury Rowan AARP

1 p.m. Mike Rea, Cannon Pharmacy on pharmaceuticals, open Enrollment. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714.

 

October 2

Ready Rowan Night

5–9 p.m. First Friday www.downtownsalisburync.com

Dixie Classic Fair

Oct. 2-11, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com

 

October 3

Autumn Jubilee

Oct. 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 36th annual at Dan Nicholas Park; Bringle Ferry Road, www.dannicholas.net. 704-216-7803.

Zombie Walk

6th annual, Downtown Salisbury 1-9 p.m.

 

October 4

YMCA Trip ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Oct 4. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111.

 

October 6

YMCA Trip Chimney Rock/Lake Lure

Oct 6. includes motor coach, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure boat, lunch. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111.

 

October 8

PPT presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’

Oct. 8-10 and 14-17 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m., Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

OctoberTour Patrons’ Party

Salisbury Station. $115 or $220 per couple.

The Trip to Bountiful

Old Courthouse Theatre Concord. October 8-25. 704-788-2405. 40th season. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

 

October 9

OctoberTour Luncheon 

Rowan Museum – $45. Speaker: Dr. Gary Freeze on Early Plantations of Rowan County.

OctoberTour Night Out 

5– 9 p.m. www.downtownsalisburync.com.

Live at Lee Street: Sam Bush 

7:30 p.m., Lee Street theatre, leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

 

October 10

OctoberTour 40th Annual Historic Homes Tour 

Saturday, 10th, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 11th, noon to 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $20/HSF members and $25 non-members. Day-of: $30. www.Octobertour.com

49th Annual GQ Civitan Fiddler’s Convention

Oct. 10 ERHS Granite Quarry, Adults $8, Children under 12 free with adult.  BBQ chicken and homemade desserts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until. Music 6:30 p.m. Call 704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439. Don Livengood, dmlivengood@att.net

 

October 12

PPT presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ youth auditions

Oct. 12 and 13 at 4 and 5 p.m., Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

 

October 13

Rowan History Club

7 p.m. “Strike It Rich: Reed Gold Mine.” Free; refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

October 15

NC Music Hall of Fame

Inductee ceremony, Gem Theatre, Kannapolis. northcarolinamusichalloffame.org, 704-934-2320

NC State Fair

Oct. 15-25, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

 

October 17

Triumph

Opening concert of the season with Dr. Renee McCachren, pianist. Salisbury Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Keppel Auditorium, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

Antique Auto Club of America annual car show — 9 a.m. Oct. 17: Awards at 3 p.m. Sponsored by Furnitureland Chapter of AACA. Members only show, free for spectators. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org

 

October 21

Waiting for Lefty

The first Blue Masque production of the season. Set in 1930s New York City during the Great Depression. Florence Busby Corriher Theater at 7:30 p.m. October 21-22 and 24-25. Catawba College Theatre Arts. catawba.edu/theatre

 

October 22

Meyer Sherman Exhibit

Reception at Center for Faith & the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999 faithart@bellsouth.net

 

October 23

Homecoming Weekend

Oct. 23-25 at Catawba College, 704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

 

October 24

Gold Hill Ghost Tour, Historic Park

6 p.m.-9 p.m. , details at 704-267-9439, www.historicgoldhill.com

 

October 29

The Rocky Horror Show

Campy classic musical. Oct. 29-31 and Nov 5-7, 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

 

October 31

Music at the Mural 

7 p.m. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Halloween Funfest

Downtown Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com

Trick Or Treat In The Village

Gold Hill, www.goldhillnc.com

 

 

November

November 5

62nd annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show Patron’s Party 

6:30 p.m. Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Salisbury Rowan AARP

1 p.m. Nov. 5: Jennifer Wiesner, City of Salisbury, on recycling. Nominations for 2016 officers. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714.

 

November 6

Paw Around Downtown

5-9 p.m. www.downtownsalisburync.com

62nd annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Nov. 6 • 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Nov. 7 • 11 a.m. –4 p.m. Nov. 8: Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

November 10

Godspell

One of the longest running musicals ever. Hedrick Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10-14. Catawba College Theatre Arts. catawba.edu/theatre

Rowan History Club

7 p.m. “Carolina Revolution.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org,

 

November 13

PPT presents ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight At Dawn’

Nov. 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Live at Lee Street Country Music Show

Matthew Weaver, Trip Edwards, Carol Harris, Mary Gillespie, Graham Carlton, Kenny Thomas, Nov. 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, leestreet.org 704-310-5507

 

November 14

Admissions Open House

Catawba College, 704-637-4111, www.catawba.edu

 

Nov. 16

PPT presents ‘Welcome To Mitford’ auditions

Nov. 16-17 at 7 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

November 20

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20, 21, $5 per item. Limit two items per person. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdolland toymuseum.com

 

November 21

Lighting of the Fall Fires  

Sponsored by Gold Hill Preservation Society, 704-724-4998 or www.historicgoldhill.com

 

November 27

Holiday Night Out

 5-9 p.m. Nov. 27. Visit www.downtownsalisburync.com for details.

Holiday Farmers Market Downtown Kannapolis

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Cabarrus Bank Building, 201 W. Ave., Kannapolis Nov. 27-28,

 

November 28

Santa and The Grinch at the Bell Tower

10 a.m.-noon Downtown Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com

Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express

Village Park, 700 West C St. Kannapolis Nov 28-Dec 31. 250,000 lights nightly (closed Christmas Eve and Day). Walk or ride the Winterland Express.

 

November

Harvest Moon Ball

Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab TBA. Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road, 704-603-2770.

 

 

December

December 1

YMCA Trip Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore

Motor coach, candlelight Biltmore self-guided tour. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111.

 

December 3

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Old Courthouse Theatre Concord. 40th season. Dec. 3–20. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org, 704-788-2405

Salisbury Rowan AARP

12:30 p.m. Nancy Sloop leads Christmas carol sing; election of 2016 officers. Bring canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries.Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714.

 

December 4

Downtown Salisbury Sings in the Season

First Friday event, 5-9 p.m. www.downtownsalisburync.com

 

December 6

Rowan Museum annual Gingerbread House Workshop

1–4 p.m. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

December 8

Rowan History Club

7 p.m. “Vanishing Americana.” Free; refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

December 10

It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play

A holiday classic Dec. 10-12 and 17-19, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

 

December 11

PPT presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Dec. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Christmas in the Village  

Dec. 11-13, Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc., www.goldhillnc.com

 

December 12

Santa and The Grinch antique fire truck rides

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown Salisbury, www.downtownsalisburync.com

 

December 19

The Nutcracker

Piedmont Dance Theatre and Salisbury Symphony Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and December 20 at 6:30 p.m. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

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After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

Lifestyle

39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

Local

Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education

News

After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

High School

Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both

Education

East Spencer after-school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status

Lifestyle

Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

College

Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame

Nation/World

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus

13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose