Roundabout: What’s Happening July 9-15

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2015


Opening night tonight: PPT’s youth theater presents Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ — Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Performance dates are July 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., July 12 and 18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471.

LSt presents ‘A Few Good Men’ — July 16-18 and 23-25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15+ tax. 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. 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

Old Courthouse Theater presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Aug. 27-29, Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 29-30, Sept. 5-6, 12-13 at 2:30 p.m. By L. Frank Baum. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt


Music and more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. July 24: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. July 25: Livehouse performs at the outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. • Also Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31. See or

RPL Kids’ Summer Reading Progam —“Every Hero Has a Story.” Family programs at Cleveland Town Hall • Through July 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

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

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

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. Saturday, July 25: Piedmont Dance for families with children. Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. • 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

Third annual Best Busker’s Bash Contest – First Friday Sept. 4: Downtown Salisbury. Street performances will go from 6 – 8 p.m.. The winners will be announced on stage during the Grand Finale on East Fisher Street at 9 p.m..



H.O.T. means History on Tap — 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Thursday, July 23: History of Cars, NC Transportation Museum, with craft beer pairing. Registration at is required for this free event. Space is limited • Thursday, Aug. 27: History of The Meroney Theater with insider tour and wine pairing • Information on Facebook. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 215 Depot St., 704-636-0103.



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

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


This and That 

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday July 10-11: walk covers six block area down town. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free.Info at, email reservations to or call John at 704- 798-3102.

Second Time Around Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 11; Bring a snack to share. $7 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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

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.

Support our Local Police event — 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25: Show appreciation and thanks to local law enforcement at Troyer’s Country Market event. Demonstrations, meet and greet, bounce house, face painting. Troyers Market, 4077 Statesville Blvd., 704-637-0733,

Historic Gold Hill Village annual Ghost Walk  July 25: Local ghosts, goblins, haints and haunts are coming to the Historic Village, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Tickets $5, children under 6 free. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m., guided walks begin at 8 p.m.

‘2015 Splash Into Fashion’ — 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 25: Fashion show featuring children ages 5-18; winner receives $100 grand prize, photo shoot and chance to model at a modeling agency. Sponsored by Great Women United. Entertainment includes NC State Golden Glove Champions Calvin and Dominic Dickerson, E.S.M.G., Eloheem, Nikki, LayLay and deejay Brand Nu. Miller Center, 402 W. Bank St. Tickets $8 from Chariel Dye-Emeka, 704-738-7077, or Facebook:Minnette Smith or Great Women United.

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.

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.,

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.,

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 for all ages, family-friendly event features tractors and other farm equipment, agricultural vendors, heritage demonstrations, activities for all ages, food vendors and more.Info 704-986-3666.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — Aug. 21, 22: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per item, limit two per person. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdolland



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 the sale.

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, 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 or

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, info at 704-431-4020.

‘Stars Shine For The Symphony’ — Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28: A musical cabaret to benefit the Salisbury Symphony’s music education programs. Starring Kent Bernhardt, John Brincefield, Matt Brown, Buddy Farnan, David Hagy, Robert Van Geons. Information/tickets: 704-637-4314 or visit Tickets $50. Held in Rowan Museum Messinger Room.

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

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


Wine and beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — No wine tastings this week. Tastings will resume Friday, July 17 • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

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

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

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.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


Night Life

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

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 with David Leatherman and Stone Country. 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,

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

Concert at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: International Hi-Way 14:6 and Bob Wingate.  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,

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: Tim Elliot • 704-762-9990,

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.

Tonight at Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9 p.m. tonight: Graveyard Blvd, Scott Cannon’s (Dead Ed) band • 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11: 9 Day Trip • 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,

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.



China Grove Farmers Day kickoff — 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 17: Singing in the Park with Tim Clark Band at Hannah Park Stage. Bring your lawn chairs!

China Grove Farmers Day — Starts 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18: Main Street in China Grove. See pullout section in the Tuesday July 14 Salisbury Post. Includes Little Mr. & Miss Farmers Day contest, dunking booth, live music and entertainment on three stages.

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. Infoat Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or or

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.



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 or Mary Roakes 704-636-6701. Visit

Guitar classes at Rufty-Holmes — Starting Monday, July 13. $45 including class notebook. 8-week guitar classes for Beginner (1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.) and Intermediate (3:30 p.m.) students. Sign up at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714 or call 704-640-0279 for  information.

Summer sessions at Pottery 101 — • Open Studio for students able to work independently. $50/month + clay (clay is $30 per 25 lb. bag; includes cost of glazing and firing). Studio sessions begin 15th of each month. Call for dates and times • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,

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

Center for Faith and the Arts — • Register for summer classes. 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. 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

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit 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 215 Depot St.

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

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.

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.


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.



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.



‘Calendar Girls’ — 7 p.m. July 20-21: Lee Street theatre presents Center for Faith and the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production, auditions at Lee Street theatre are cold readings from the script. Show dates Sept. 17-26. See

PPT presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 25 -26: Auditions at Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

LSt Season 8 musicals — 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31: Open casting call for The Rocky Horror Show, Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue, The Last Five Years. See

LSt presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22: Auditions at Lee Street theatre. See

PPT youth theater presents ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23: Auditions at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,

PPT youth theater presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13: Auditions at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,

PPT presents ‘Welcome To Mitford’ — 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17: Auditions at Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,



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)



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 or call Jo Ann Smith 704-636-7686 or Mary Roakes 704-636-6701. See CLASSES for workshop information.

Center for Faith and the Arts photography exhibit opening reception —  Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Browse the exhibit and meet the photographers. Culminating event of the “Improving Your Digital Photography” workshop led by Sean Meyers and Seth Holtzman. Free reception open to the public; food and drink provided. Reception music provided by Brent Lawrence. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church), 704-647-0999 or

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Ingrid Erickson’s intricate cut-paper of nature and birds. 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — 704-647-0340,

The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 704-431-4527,

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — 704-209-1632,

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — 704-431-8964 or

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — 704-636-1882,

Robert F. Phifer Art Collection — On loan from NC Museum of Art through July 14. Collection resides at Concord Museum, 65 Union St. South.



Travel with the YMCA — • July 21: BMW Plant Tour • Sept. 1: ‘Motown the Musical’ • Sept. 8: Old Salem, $25 • Oct. 4: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ • Oct. 6: Chimney Rock/Lake Lure • Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore • Jan. 7, 2016: ‘Wicked the Musical’ • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@


Call for dragon boaters

Join a Dragon Boat team — 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. Info at 704-633-4221 or or


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 — Vendor space is free. Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email

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

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

10th annual Bear, Toy and Doll Show — 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Toys, dolls and accessories. At the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Vendors call 803-783-8049 or email

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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26: 828-231-5037 or

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

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


Call for writers

Deadline tomorrow: 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 or email


Call for performers

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — Get your name on the list for future events. 704-637 7814 or email

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26: 828-231-5037 or

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

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


Call for artists

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

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 or 704-637-6838, ext. 103.

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email

NC Open Plein Air Paint Out — Aug. 14-15: Register at or see

Lenoir Sculpture Celebration — Sept. 12: Register up to day of event. 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir. 828-754-2486 or

Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept. 17: Deadline Aug. 1. Juried show with artists. or 828-322-1121.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26: 828-231-5037 or

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: Deadline Aug. 1. Visit


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

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or or

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center – Junior volunteer program for students ages 14+. Contact Diane Hundley 704-210-5082 or

Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, or email

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —See www.humanrelations or email


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