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Time Out Roundabout: What’s Happening July 2-8

Theater 

PPT’s youth theater presents Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ July 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., July 12 and 18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 6. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

LSt presents ‘A Few Good Men’ — July 16-18 and 23-25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15+ tax go on sale July 1. From the writer who created The Social Network and The West Wing. Intense drama in which military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. First produced on Broadway in 1989, the movie version of this play was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents Tony-winning musical ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Tickets go on sale July 13. Show dates: July 23-25, 29-31 and Aug 1 at 7:30 p.m., matinee July 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 6. Adults $18, seniors/students $15. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theater presents — “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum.  Aug. 27, 28, 29, Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12; 2015 at 8 p.m. • Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12  at 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinee • Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

 

Music and more 

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. July 25 – Livehouse performs at the outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. • July 25 Livehouse • Aug. 29 • Sept. 26 • Oct. 31 • See www.salisburync.gov or www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Union Street live concert and block party — 6-9 p.m. July 16: Ken Knox and Company live in concert on Means Avenue; Block Party with outdoor dining and games on Union Street, Concord • July 16: Ken Knox and Company • Aug. 20: Jim Quick and Coastline. www.concorddowntown.com

RPL Kids’ Summer Reading Progam —“Every Hero Has a Story.” Family programs at Cleveland Town Hall • Through July 3: Rags to Riches • July 6-10: Ro and Mo • July 13-17: Zelnik the Magician • July 20-24: Mother Minter • July 27-31: Lee Street Theatre • Info at www.rowan publiclibrary.org or headquarters 704-216-8234; South 704-216-7728; East 704-216-7842.

Kannapolis annual Summer Entertainment Series — Free. Call 704-920-4343 or see complete schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

Thursdays on Main

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Free performances by musicians under the oak trees; buy lunch or bring your own • Matt and John Duo, June 25

Thursday evenings on Main

6-9 p.m. July 11: Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot perform under the oak trees; dinner available or bring your own picnic. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St. • Too Much Sylvia, Aug. 13

Tonight: Summer Concert Series

7 p.m. Thursday, July 2: Charlotte Symphony and fireworks. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St. • Orquesta Mayor (Salsa) and Ultima Nota (Latin Pop) Friday, July 17 • Face to Face (Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John) Saturday, Aug. 1 • Trick Pony Saturday, Aug. 15 with fireworks

Movies in the Park

Friday, June 26: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG): 7:30 p.m. music and entertainment., movie start sabout 8:45 p.m. Village Park, 700 W. C St. •  Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)- July 10 • The Penguins of Madagascar (PG)- July 24 • Monsters University (PG)- Aug. 7

Stories Under the Stars

7 p.m. • Piedmont Dance July 25 • ShakesCollage Aug. 22

Summer Reading Program

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15: Science Focus- Fire and Ice. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St. • Science Focus- Fire and Ice, July 15 • Spin, Pop Boom!- Aug. 5

 

Comedy

James Gregory, The Funniest Man In America —  Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

2015 Comedy Fest with Now Are The Foxes— Aug. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

This and That 

The Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday July 3: walk covers six block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free.Info at salisburyghostwalk.com, email reservations to boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call John at 704- 798-3102.

Red Cross blood drive — Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26: at Prospect Presbyterian Church at 9425 Hwy 152 West, Mooresville. Open to the public. Info at 704-664-1514.

Events at the Y open to the public —• Second Time Around Band dance — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 11 (Note: not July 4): Bring a snack to share. $7 per person.

• Lunch and Learn — noon, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Demonstration on how to make pottery. Must sign up

• J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 3:30-9 p.m. July 11: Family fun free to the public. 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis. Also • Aug. 8 • ,Sept. 12 • Oct. 10 • Nov. 14.

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

Annual All GM Show — 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 8: Details 704-636-2889, ext. 256. Held at the NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org

LSt Season 8 Kick Off Party — Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Historic Gold Hill 2015 Events 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill.

• July 25 —  Village Ghost Walk, sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. Visit www.goldhillnc.com

• Aug. 15 — Hot Summer Nights Cruise In, sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants Assoc. Visit www.goldhillnc.com

Millers Ferry Fire Dept. second annual arts and craft show — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8: Craft event with crafts and wood workers.

Fifth Stanly County Agri-Civic Day — Aug. 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle Free admission, family-friendly, tractors, farm equipment, agricultural vendors, heritage demonstrations, activities, food vendors   more. Info 704-986-3666.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — Aug. 21, 22: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring family heirlooms, yard sale bargains. $5 per item. Limit two items per person.  108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdolland toymuseum.com

THD family events — Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

• July 18 – Rockin’ With The Troops (Military appreciation), Live music with recording artist Tammie Davis, free food, military vehicles on display, military vendors, magician Glen Yost, special presentation for Gold Star Mothers, special presentation by the Rowan County Honor Guard.

• July 25 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Swap meet, Live music with Hell Razorconcessions available.

 

Fundraisers 

Meals on Wheels July takeaway fundraiser — The month of July: Take out meals at Salisbury Outback location, $15 ticket, takeaway only. MoW gets percentage of sales.

CHICKWEED, Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18: Open air event featuring all women artists in music, art, dance; to benefit the Battered Women’s Shelter of Rowan Family Crisis Council. Held at 405 N. Lee St. Also featuring the Dorsett Chapel Gospel Singers, and spoken word poet Shane Marnier who will entertain between performance sets. Advance tickets $15 at Eventbrite.com, Pottery 101, Green Goat Gallery. $20 at the gate.

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

Second annual Hair Show Extravaganza fundraiser — 6 p.m. Aug. 22: Who Kilt It Edition Red Carpet Affair. Sponsored by Vanzant and Co., hosted by Yasmin Young of Power 98 and Talita McCain. Salisbury Civic Center. Tickets, registration at eventbrite.com, info at 704-431-4020.

Scholarships golf tournament for Gemstones Academy — 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29: An empowerment program for girls and boys in fifth-twelfth grade, at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Contact Alisha Byrd 704-762-1445 or gemstones@alishabyrd.com

Casino! — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11: A casino with games, prizes, food and drink, hosted by Friends of the Symphony. At The Depot, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — A weekend of Independence Day Tastings. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 3: Fourth of July Tasting 1, Stephanie with six wines to help you celebrate the Fourth of July. $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 4: Fourth of July Tasting. Stephanie pouring six wines for the Fourth that will make you happy you like drinking wine. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’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. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and 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, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

Cotton Eyed Joe’s inside The Hot Rod Barn, 807 Yost Road — 7-9 p.m. Saturdays: Bluegrass, gospel, country music jam. Seniors welcome, no alcohol, no bad language, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.

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. — 8 p.m. Tuesdays: live trivia with prizes • 7 p.m. Thursdays: Jazz night with house band, no cover • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 p.m.: Team trivia • Wednesdays: Open mic night • Saturdays: Karaoke • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

Concert at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Scarred along with Sean Spillane and Lisa Crawford. 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 acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

JC Price American Legion Post 107 — 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Easy Living Weekends downstairs. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Park in rear of bldg. Wide screen tvs , music by deejay Danny “D,” $3 per person, $5 per couple. Proper ID and casual dress. Info: John 704-638-7355 or Abe 707-640-1893.

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., next to Mambo Grill — • 6-9 p.m. Thursdays: Game Night plus bring in your oldie-but-goodie LPs • 7-10 p.m. Fridays: Java Jam open mic night, hosted by Blazin’ Blues Bob, free. Sign up 6-7 p.m. • Find Mean Mug on Facebook

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: SugarSmax • 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Tiki bar on the deck Saturday-Sunday beginning at noon. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. July 9: Graveyard Blvd., Scott Cannon from Dead Eds Band • Bike Night with Fast Freddie Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • Mon – Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. -midnight • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub

DjAaronShosts July 4th Dance — Sunday, July 5 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Old School Beige and White Summer Jam Fundraiser at JC Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. First 50 guests get free DjAaronS Mixtape CD. $5 all night, adults only. Refreshments, raffles, line dancing. Proper ID and dress code enforced.

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, no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Festivals

CHICKWEED Week — July 12-18: See FUNDRAISERS

Second annual Dragon Boat Festival — 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1: Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Dragon Boat Festival, 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. Information at Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com or www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com

Denton Street Festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12: Food, crafts, games, local entertainment including a visit from “Elvis.” Eric and The Chill Tones on stage from noon-p.m. Tim Smith from “The Moonshiners” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Event will be held rain or shine. Harrison Park , 20 W. Salisbury St., Denton. Free. Call 336-859-4231 for information.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Sept. 26 Noon-4 p.m. Dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of arts and culture. Family friendly and free. New for 2015: expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors. E-mail mknox@modernfilmzine.com or call 828-231-5037.

 

Classes

Workshops at the Carolina Artist EXPO 2015 — Aug. 20: Art To Go workshops • Alcohol Inks with Janet Isenhour, 2-2:45 p.m. • Acrylics with Clyde, 3-3:45 p.m. • Glue Gun art with Mary Ellen Bennett, 4-4:45 p.m. • $5 fee for each work shop ($8 for non residents). Call Civic Center to register at 704-638-5291 or Jo Ann Smith 704-636-7686. For more information visit thecarolinaartists.org or call Mary Roakes 704-636-6701.

Pottery 101 — Open Studio for students able to work independently; must have completed at least two beginning/intermediate classes and/or demonstrate a basic skill level. $50/month + clay (clay is $30 per 25 lb. bag; includes cost of glazing and firing). Studio sessions begin 15th of each month. Open studio Tuesdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25, Oct. 24: Instructor Steve Martin. River Pines Pottery, St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. $50. Preregister at 704-279-9087 or stephensmartin@msn.com

Center for Faith and the Arts — • Registration for summer classes is now open. June-July-August class held 5:45-7:15 p.m. Mondays, offered in one month sessions.

July 6, 13, 27 ($45); 

Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31 ($60). Attend one class to see if you like it before registering for a session.

• Group Guitar Lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 9-Aug. 13: Taught by Brent Lawrence, for age 10 and older • www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Plein Air Painting Workshop – Aug.11-13: Artist John Ebersberger teaches three-day plein air workshop at Waterworks in conjunction with NC Open Plein Air Paint Out, Aug.14-15. Information and registration at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St.

Free basic computer lessons — Available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday: How to use a computer or laptop (not email or facebook). See Robert Knox at 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8. Call 704-870-8862 for appointment or walk in. So everyone can learn to use a computer.

Salisbury Art Station — Weekly classes, $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@gmail.com

Oil Painting with Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters OR painting made simple. Preregister at 704-232-6000. www.PattLegg.net

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.

 

Speakers and forums

East Spencer bike and pedestrian plan— 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14: Open forum to receive ideas and suggestions from citizens on the Town’s pedestrian and bicycle plan. At Town Hall, 105 S. Long St. Maps and exhibits available, town officials and steering committee members present. For additional information prior to the meeting, call Town Clerk Anneissa Hyde, 704-636-7111.

 

Singles

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.

 

Film

Movies in the Park — Pre-movie entertainment begins at 8 p.m.; movie begins at 9 p.m. at City Park

• July 10 – The Book of Life • July 24 – How to Train your Dragon 2 • Aug. 7 – Cinderella  (2015) • www.salisburync.gov/Play

 

Art 

CFA photography exhibit opening reception — Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Culminating event of “Improving Your Digital Photography” workshop. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. (parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church), 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org/events

Carolina Artist EXPO 2015 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-21: Judging and open show at the Civic Center. Admission free, open to public. Reception and awards 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Visit thecarolinaartists.org or call Jo Ann Smith 704-636-7686 or Mary Roakes 704-636-6701. See CLASSES for workshop information.

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Ingrid Erickson’s intricate cut-paper of nature and birds. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Artwork by local and NC artists. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday evening, 6-8 p.m. 704-431-4527. See events and artist’s work at www.greengoatgallery.com

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Exhibiting “Trees,” art expressing Rail Walk artists’ response to trees. Free, open to the public Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-431-8964 or email mariettafsmith@gmail.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Cabarrus Arts Guild annual judged Spring show — Through July 10. 11 Union St. (lower level), Concord • CAG sponsoring new exhibit of A. L. Brown high school art at the same time, through the end of June.

Robert F. Phifer Art Collection — On loan from NC Museum of Art. Exhibition includes 19th and early 20th century paintings, through July 14. Collection resides at Concord Museum, 65 Union St. South. http://historiccabarrus.com/

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • July 21: BMW Plant Tour • Sept. 1: ‘Motown the Musical’ • Sept. 8: Old Salem, $25 includes transportation/tickets for self-guided tour • Oct. 4: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ • Oct. 6: Chimney Rock/Lake Lure, includes motor coach, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure boat, lunch • Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore, includes motor coach, candlelight Biltmore self-guided tour • Jan. 7, 2016: ‘Wicked the Musical’ • Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

Call for dragon boaters

Join a Dragon Boat team for a wild ride — 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1: Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Dragon Boat Festival, Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Spots for 30 teams. Introductory practice session included in team registration fee. Information at Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com or www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com

 

Call for vendors

Seeking military themed motorcycles — July 18: Military related vendors for military appreciation event. Contact Beatrice at Tilley Harley-Davidson Salisbury, 704-638-6044.

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — Vendors, artists, crafters, musicians, more for next downtown night out. Vendor space is free. Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

4th annual CHICKWEED — July 18: Artist, crafter, service, food vendor applications accepted for street festival to benefit Rowan Family Crisis Council battered women’s shelter. 405 N. Lee St. Email wjbeeker@gmail.com

Hair show extravaganza fundraiser — Aug. 22: Inside and outside vendors, food and general mdse. Held at Salisbury Civic Center. TIckets, registration, sponsorships at eventbrite.com or 704-431-4020.

5th annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 18-19 at Tilley Harley Davidson Salisbury. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26: Expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com 

Food, beer, merchandise vendors for public events — Also seeking non- or not-for-profit organizations for fundraising opportunities. Call 704-638-6044, Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury.

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: Outdoor festival. Register by Aug. 1 at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

 

Call for writers

OCT’s Third annual 10-Minute Play Writing Contest — Deadline July 10. Call for original scripts from residents of NC and SC on the theme “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.” (Note: This is a Halloween festival, but plays submitted should be ‘G’ or ‘PG’). Details, rules at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or email marketing@oldcourthousetheatre.org

 

Call for performers

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more for next downtown night out. Vendor space is free. Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — . Sept. 26: Dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, all forms of arts and culture. Expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com 

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Outdoor festival with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Register by Aug. 1 at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Carolina Artist EXPO 2015 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-21: Judging and open show. Reception and awards are Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. Anyone can enter. Jo Ann Smith 704-636-7686; Mary Roakes 704-636-6701 Entry forms at Rufty Homes or Civic Center or at thecarolinaartists.org

Rowan Helping Ministries’ Christmas Honor Card – Deadline Aug. 7: Artist submissions accepted for annual Christmas Honor Card cover. Designs should reflect Rowan Helping Ministries’ mission. Winning artist will have unveiling reception and be featured in local media. Info/requirements at Kris Mueller at kmueller@rowanhelpingministries.org or 704-637-6838, ext. 103.

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more for next downtown night out. Vendor space is free. Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

NC Open Plein Air Paint Out — Aug. 14-15: Paint the Piedmont with professional and student landscape artists. Register at www.waterworks.org or see www.pleinaircarolina.com

Lenoir Sculpture Celebration — Sept. 12: Register up to day of event, discounts for early registration. Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com.

Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept. 17: Deadline Aug. 1. Juried show with artists. Contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or call 828-322-1121.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26: Dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, all forms of arts and culture. Expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com 

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: Live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Deadline Aug. 1. Visit www.hickoryoktobearfest.com

 

Call for volunteers 

Help out at CHICKWEED — 9 a.m. July 18: Set up and tear down for outdoor music festival. Gather at 405 N. Lee St. at 9 a.m. to begin; everything must be removed from the street at festival end at 11:30 p.m. Email Bonnie at bonnie.link@familycrisiscouncil.org

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers needed for festivals and events including July 18, Aug. 8, Aug. 29, Sept. 4, Oct. 3, and Dec. 12. Receive recognition at annual awards ceremony. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Novant Medical Center – Volunteers for gift shop, extended golf cart service, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Junior volunteer program for ages 14+. Call 704-210-5082 or dbhundley@novanthealth.org

Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan holiday parade and breakfast. www.facebook.com/SRHuman RelationsCouncil or www.humanrelations council.org or email humanresources@salisburync.gov

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Two bodies found after helicopter goes down off NC coast

Nation/World

Unlikely partners: Pelosi, Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

Crime

Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting customer near Knightdale

Nation/World

Trump inaugural committee chair to be released on $250 million bail

Local

A year after removal, ‘Fame’ Confederate monument relocated to new home

Local

Photo gallery: ‘Fame’ relocation complete

Local

‘Fame’ Confederate monument being moved to North Lee Street cemetery today

Business

Troyer’s Country Market closing because of staff shortages, deal to sell building

Local

Builders interested in Spencer-owned residential properties

Local

Local wildlife biologist wins state award for private land conservation efforts

Local

Quotes of the week

Local

Inaugural Paint the Pavement project postponed due to paint shortages

Coronavirus

Major NC hospitals to order staff to get vaccine

High School

High school sports oversight revamp clears another state panel

Elections

McCrory wants three GOP primary debates in Senate race

College

College coaches working to learn impact of endorsement deals on recruiting

Local

City council tables issue of allowing golf carts on public roads

College

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball players say activism got them kicked off team

Crime

Blotter: Man robs East Innes Circle K at gunpoint

Crime

District Attorney clears deputies in shooting investigation from February chase

Local

Salisbury Police detective receives state Gang Investigators Association Award

Education

Change in state COVID-19 guidance gives school district freedom on masking

Local

Community shows outpouring of support for young Rowan County softball player