Roundabout: What’s Happening July 23-29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2015

Music and more 

FRIDAY: 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 or

RPL Kids’ Summer Reading Progam —“Every Hero Has a Story.” Family programs at Cleveland Town Hall • Through July 24: Mother Minter • July 27-31: Lee Street Theatre • Info at www.rowan or 704-216-8234.

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

Park Avenue National Night Out — Tuesday, Aug. 4: Drinks, hot dogs, live music from David Myers and Matthew Church. In Cannon Park, 600 block of Park Ave. at the Gazebo. Facebook event link events/ 1435723913421460/
Tenth annual ‘A Night At The Opry’ — 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: Features Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band. St Matthews Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. $5 per person with kids under 6 free. Information: Darrell Connor at 704-637-6261 or Jack Kee at 704-933-4398 or or thecountrymusic legendsband
Union Street live concert and block party — 6 p.m. Aug. 20: Jim Quick and Coastline 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.

Fifth annual John Coltrane international Jazz and Blues Festival — 3-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6: Yearly celebration of jazz and blues music honoring Coltrane, a High Point native son, Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point. General admission: $65.

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

Thursday evenings on Main   6-9 p.m. Aug. 13: Too Much Sylvia performs under the oak trees; 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. • 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, The Penguins of Madagascar (PG): July 24. 7:30 p.m. music and entertainment., movie starts about 8:45 p.m. Village Park, 700 W. C St. • Monsters University (PG)- Aug. 7

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

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

Best Busker’s Bash Contest – 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4: Winners announced on stage during Grand Finale on East Fisher Street at 9 p.m.



JULY 23: Opening Night for PPT’s Tony-winning musical ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’—  7:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening night performance. 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

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

LSt presents ‘A Few Good Men’  SOLD OUT July 23-25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15+ tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.

PPT season tickets on sale now — 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 or 704-633-5471.

LSt season tickets on sale now — Lee Street theater presents musicals “The Rocky Horror Show” and “The Last Five Years,” and musical revue “Broadway Lullabies” and new plays “The Parchman Hour” and 8th annual 10-Minute New Play Festival. as well as St. Thomas Players’ “Calendar Girls” and Pulitzer Prize-winning “August: Osage County.” or 704-310-5507.



Tonight: 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 • 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,

Rowan Museum — Museum closes for exhibit transition July 26 – Aug. 6. Vietnam War Exhibit opening reception 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. 704-633-5946 or



‘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

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 

Kannapolis Moose Lodge events — 6 p.m.–midnight Friday, July 24: Deejay Skye • Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, July 25: Community car show, vendor booths, food, raffles, Cornhole contest, kids games, trophies given out in car show categories. On hand 8 p.m.–midnight, Deejay Jazz. 990 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. Info at 704-224-7380 or

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.

‘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.,

Events at the Y open to the public • Second Time Around Band dance — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1: Bring a snack to share. $7 per person 

• Ice Cream Social with Pat Cohen Sings the Blues — 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20: $2 per person

Diabetes Academy — 4 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 25: Diabetes Academy. Free, call to sign up

• Lunch and Learn — noon, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Demonstration on Yoga Laughter. Free, call to sign up

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

First Friday Downtown

Aug. 7: Summer Sip, Downtown Craft Beer Crawl Tasting, Friday, Aug. 7, 5– 9 p.m.. NC Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, Aug. 8, 3 – 7 p.m.  Tickets/ information at

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

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.,

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

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. Tractors and other farm equipment, agricultural vendors, heritage demonstrations, activities for all ages, food vendors and more. 26032 Newt Road, 704-986-3666.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — Aug. 21, 22: 10 a.m.-5 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 • Open Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

THD family events — Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive • July 25 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Swap meet, live music with Hell Razorconcessions available.



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.

Humane Society of Rowan County 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 25Jean 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 or call 704-636-5700.

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. Salibury Symphony fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Symphony. The Depot, 704-637-4314,

Rowan Crosby Scholars’ BBQ, Bands, & Boots fundraiser — Sept. 25, 2015 from 6-11 p.m. in the F&M Trolley Barn.


Wine and beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24:  Que Sera Sera Tasting with Stephanie, featuring all Syrah wines from around the world.  $5/person.• 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,

• 5-7 p.m. July 25: Sizzlin Days of Summer, Low Country boil and deejay jazz tunes by David Barrier. RSVP at

• 5-8 p.m. Aug. 1: Motel Soap back by special request. RSVP at

• 5-8 p.m. Aug. 8: Annual BBQ Festival And Featuring Darrell Harwood at the Morgan Ridge Pavilion 5-8 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance at Morgan Ridge Vineyards, 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. 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 • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Urban Gospel Artist Jaywill & The Difference; also Bachar-Chayah and ICE. 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. 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 Road band , $5 cover • New hours 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9 p.m. July 25: 21st Century Goliath • 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.



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 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.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: 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 or 828-231-5037.



National certification course for water fitness instructors — Friday, Aug. 14 from 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m. at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. For age 16+. Advanced course also held on the same day; must have minimum one year experience teaching water exercise and at least 100 hours of actual experience teaching water exercise.

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

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,

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 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. 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.



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: Singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.



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,



Movies in the Park — Pre-movie entertainment begins at 8 p.m.; movie begins at 9 p.m. at City Park.• 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, 207 W. Harrison St. —Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

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,

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

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

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — 3–6 p.m. Saturday,  July 25: “Look” art by Ashley Hinceman.  On view July 23 – Aug. 29.  Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-431-8964,

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,

30th annual Lenoir sculpture celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12: At T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood. Free. Food vendors, children’s art activities, live music. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486,

Cabarrus Art Guild’s ‘Street level Gallery,’ 11 Union St., Concord — New exhibit featuring the work of Art Guild members, from water color to oil, pastel, acrylic, photography. Through September. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Artist information at



Travel with the YMCA — • Aug. 28: Charlotte Southern Women’s Show• Sept. 1: ‘Motown the Musical’ • Sept. 9: 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 vendors

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

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

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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: Expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors. 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: Outdoor festival with entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Register by Aug. 1 at


Call for performers

Downtown Salisbury Night Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more for downtown nights out. Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival —Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: Dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, all forms of arts and culture. Expanded kids area. 828-231-5037 or

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. 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.

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


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

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 — Artists, crafters, musicians, more for downtown nights out. Vendor space is free. Get your name on the list for future events. Call 704-637 7814 or email

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

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

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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: Dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, all forms of arts and culture. Expanded kids area. 828-231-5037 or

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.


Call for volunteers 

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 or

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center – 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

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

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See or www.humanrelations or email

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