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Roundabout: What’s Happening July 16-22


Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘Disney’s ‘Tarzan’  —   Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Opens tonight: LSt presents ‘A Few Good Men’ — July 16-18 and 23-25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15+ tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents Tony-winning musical ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Show dates: July 23-25, 29-31 and Aug 1 at 7:30 p.m., matinee July 26 at 2:30 p.m. 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’ — 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. Go ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ with Dorothy and her friends; Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man as they battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys over Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Travel with them as they ‘follow the yellow brick’ road to meet ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in hopes of finding a way back to Kansas. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

PPT season tickets on sale now — Piedmont Players Theatre presents five Youth Shows at the Norvell including “The Wizard of Oz” and five Mainstage shows at the Meroney including the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret.” Complete details at piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

LSt season tickets on sale now — Lee Street theater will present the musicals “The Rocky Horror Show” and “The Last Five Years,” and annual musical revue “Broadway Lullabies.”  Also new plays like “The Parchman Hour” and 8th annual 10-Minute New Play Festival. LSt will also continue to produce St. Thomas Players programming including the “Calendar Girls” and Pulitzer Prize-winning “August:Osage County.” Find out more atwww.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Phoenix Readers —  See  www.faithart.org or Center for Faith and the Arts, 704-647-0999.


Music & more 

Tonight: Union Street live concert and block party — 6 p.m.: Ken Knox and Company in free concert on main stage at Means Avenue and Union Street; Nerve Cannon on the North stage at 7 p.m.; Block Party with outdoor dining and games on Union Street • Aug. 20: Jim Quick and Coastline. www.concorddowntown.com

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

Praise Grass at Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. July 31: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

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

Thursday evenings on Main: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 13: Too Much Sylvia; dinner available or bring your own picnic. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St.

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. 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: • The Penguins of Madagascar (PG)- July 24 • Monsters University (PG)- Aug. 7

Stories Under the Stars: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25: Piedmont Dance. Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. • ShakesCollage Aug. 22

Summer Reading Program: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, – Aug. 5.: Spin, Pop Boom! Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St.



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 historicsalisbury.org is required for this free event • 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, Historicsalisbury.org

Rowan Museum — 202 N. Main St.  704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Historic Latta Plantation — • $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org


‘The Funniest Man in America’ James Gregory — Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. $27 General admission, $35 preferred seating.  Meet and greet immediately following the show.  Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.  Tickets at704-633-5471 or 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 & That 

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.

Car show on Saturday— B&P Antiques is sponsoring a car show for anything on wheels at 3 p.m. on Saturday, at 502 N. Long St. Cost to enter is $25; entries will be  judged and prizes awarded. Proceeds go to support the local cruise-in.

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

Historic Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk  7:30 p.m.registration begins Saturday, July 25: Local ghosts, goblins, haints and haunts are coming to the Historic Village of Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Tickets $5 at the Arbor in the Village on the day of the event. Children under 6 free. Guided walks begin at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association,  goldhill merchants association@gmail.com or www.goldhillnc.com

‘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., 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

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 3:30-9 p.m. Aug. 8: 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis. Also • Sept. 12 • Oct. 10 • Nov. 14.

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.

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.

Fifth Stanly County Agri-Civic Day — Aug. 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle. Free admission. 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. Antiques dealer Michael Hanson offers advice and information on general merchandise including toys. 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 also Nov. 20, 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Open Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lunch & Learn at the Y open to the public — 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.


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. Advance tickets $15 at Eventbrite.com, Pottery 101, Green Goat Gallery. $20 at the gate.

Humane Society of Rowan County

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18: Dog wash fundraiser at Tractor Supply on Jake Alexander Blvd. Prices $8 -$14. Proceeds go toward  the veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick and injured stray or abandoned animals.

• 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 25: Jean McCoy and Rick Travis’s annual Coffee and Cutting Fundraiser, held rain or shine at 505 Steeplechase Trail. Bring bucket and scissors. Suggested donations:  $10 bucket,  $25 large bucket. Also complimentary brunch and a silent auction. See www. humanesociety ofrowancountync.org or call 704-636-5700.

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.

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.

‘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 salisburysymphony.org. 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 gemstones@alishabyrd.com

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


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Wines of Valentine Wines Imports. Mike Flock with Ararat will pour six wines from this incredible importer. $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


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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Friday:  Arsena Schroeder and Kia Rice aka Virtuous. Saturday: Joe Christian and All Fall Down.  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. 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: Back@Ya, $5 cover • New hours 4 p.m.-2 a.m.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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. — • July 18: At 8:30 p.m.  The Mt . Woodland Boys •  At 10 p.m.  HogJaw • At midnight:  Atlas Rock Machine. Tickets $10. This is Hogjaw’s only appearance on the East Coast and then they are headed to Europe for their third tour in September • 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

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



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

China Grove Farmers Day — Saturday, July 18: Main Street in China Grove. See pullout section in 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. Information at Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com or www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com



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 thecarolinaartists.org

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 • Schedule your own Paint Your Own or Let’s Get Messy class, minimum of 8 participants required for private class. You provide the libations and snacks, we will provide the fun • 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 — • Register for summer classes. July-August class held 5:45-7:15 p.m. Mondays, offered in one month sessions. 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.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.



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 www.leestreet.org/auditions/

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

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 www.leestreet.org/auditions/



Movies in the Park — Pre-movie entertainment begins at 8 p.m.; movie begins at 9 p.m. at City Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play • July 24 – How to Train your Dragon 2 • Aug. 7 – Cinderella  (2015)



Tonight: CFA photography exhibit opening reception — Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Culminating event of the “Improving Your Digital Photography” workshop led by Sean Meyers and Seth Holtzman. Reception free and open to the public; food and drink provided. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. 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 — 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 www.railwalkgallery.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

30th annual Lenoir sculpture celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12:  Sculptural artwork by artists from across the eastern U.S. competing for cash prizes totaling $11,000.  At T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood. Free. Awards announced 3 p.m. Food vendors, children’s art activities, live music from the Lenoir Hot Club and Centerpiece Jazz. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com.



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


Call for dragon boaters

Join a Dragon Boat team for a wild ride — Deadline July 24 for Aug. 1 event: 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

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

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.

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. To become a vendor, call 803-783-8049 or email knightshows@hotmail.com

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 — Noon-4 p.m. 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 Also Oct. 24 

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: 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


Call for performers

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — See Call for 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

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: Outdoor festival with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Deadline 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 Pick up entry forms at Rufty Homes or the 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. Deadline Aug. 1.  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 for upcoming festivals and events including Aug. 8, Aug. 29, Sept. 4, Oct. 3, and Dec. 12. Receive recognition at annual awards ceremony and possible T-shirt. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.com or

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center – Volunteers for gift shop, extended golf cart service, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Junior volunteer program for students ages 14+. Contact Diane Hundley 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 MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See www.facebook.com/SRHumanRelationsCouncil or www.humanrelations council.org or email humanresources@salisburync.gov


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