Roundabout: What’s Happening July 30-Aug. 5

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2015


JULY 30: Closing Weekend for  for PPT’s Tony-winning musical ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’— Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 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’ —  Show dates: Aug. 27-29, Sept. 4-5, 11-12 at 8 p.m. • Saturday matinees Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12  at 2:30 p.m. • unday matinees Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13 at 2:30 p.m.  • Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405,

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, also St. Thomas Players’ “Calendar Girls” and Pulitzer Prize-winning “August: Osage County.” or 704-310-5507.


Music and more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. July 31: Heather Berry and Tony Mabe and band play opening set, concludes with open acoustic jam session. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

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

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. Classic country, southern gospel, beach and even some Ol’ time R&R music for listening and dancing. Boy Scout Troop 333 from St. Matthews Lutheran will sell hotdogs, hamburgers with all the trimmings as well as desserts. $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.

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. Aug. 29. See or

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, at 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; 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, Aug. 7: Monsters University (PG)- Aug. 7. 7:30 p.m. music and entertainment., movie starts about 8:45 p.m. Village Park, 700 W. C St.

Stories Under the Stars

7 p.m.ShakesCollage Aug. 22. Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. Summer Reading Program

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

Fifteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 6 -10 p.m. Sept. 18: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake, Shelia Carlisle join the Part Time Blues Band at the historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. and Facebook.



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



‘The Funniest Man in America’ James Gregory — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: $27 General admission, $35 preferred seating. Meet and greet immediately following the show. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 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 & That 

The Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday July 31 -Aug. 1: 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, email reservations to or call John at 704- 798-3102.

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.

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/

First Friday Downtown — Aug. 7: Summer Sip Craft Beer Crawl Tasting, Friday, Aug. 7, 5– 9 p.m.. NC Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, Aug. 8, 3 – 7 p.m. Musical guests Wayward Reason. Information/tickets 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.,

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. 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, food vendors, 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. with antiques dealer Michael Hanson. $5 per item, limit two. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdolland

THD family events — Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive • Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 8 – Sporster bike show and classic car cruise-in • Bike show, $10 entry fee (proceeds go to Salisbury Veteran’s Hospice House), Three categories: stock, modified, custom. Trophy for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place each category • Noon-2 p.m. Classic car cruise-in, all makes and models welcome to cruise through. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Live music by Divided by Four. Concessions.

• Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 15 – Super Hero Day: Appearances by Captain America, Batman, The Joker and Catwoman. Free Avenger’s movie poster while supplies last • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. inside: Free movie, popcorn and beverage • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. outside: Live music with the Delmonicos. Concessions.

• Aug. 22 – Swap meet: $10/space $5 table if needed. Live music by Motel Soap. Concessions.



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.

Kayla Berquist memorial fundraiser and blood drive — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8: Car wash, bake and hot dog sale, more. Proceeds go to scholarship fund in memory of Kayla. St. Enoch Lutheran Church fellowship hall, Kannapolis (Enochville).  For blood drive appointment call 704-932-8461

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

Relay for Life Rowan County United Way Sunset Run 5K — 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4: Night race in downtown Salisbury, First Friday Night Out, stores open, Busker’s Bash. Fun family night out. Register at /22932/rowan-county-united-way- sunset-run-5k

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,

Rowan-Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s — 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 19: Fun family event to raise Alzheimer’s awareness and other forms of dementia. Teams walk a one or t wo mile course, and help raise funds for education, caregiver support, research and more.  Kids and dogs welcome. Held at N.C. Research Campus, Kannapolis. Set up a team (work, friends, family, church, etc.) or contribute to a team at  For more information, contact Caitlyn Haffey 704-313-8113, or

Gospel Voices at Shiloh UMC— Sunday, Sept. 20: The Gospel Voices with newest member Matthew Weaver, at Shiloh United Methodis Church, 943 N. NC Hwy 150., Lexington. proceeds beneift West Davidson food pantry weekend feeding program.

Rowan Crosby Scholars’ BBQ, Bands, & Boots fundraiser — 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25: Second annual fundraiser to benefit Rowan County Crosby Scholars, F&M Trolley Barn. Headline band The Railsplitters from Boulder, Colo., along with the Bemus Kids with mandolin sensation Jonah Horton. Back by popular demand, Bourbon on the Bread Truck. $45/person, $80/couple. RSVP to 704-762-3512. All proceeds directly support the Last Dollar Grant program.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31: Benefit wine tasting for Families First of Rowan County with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  Food will be provided by Families First.  $5 dollars from each tasting fee along with 10% of proceeds from the tasting will be donated to Families First,   $10/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; 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,

• 5-8 p.m. Aug. 1: Motel Soap back by special request. RSVP at • 5-8 p.m. Aug. 8: Annual BBQ Festival featuring Darrell Harwood at the Pavilion. Advance tickets at


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.

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, 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. — •  10 and 11:30 p.m. Friday: Jamie Monroe and her Starlight Revue drag show, $5 cover, age 21 and up • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Wayward Reason, $5 cover • Open 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 at noon Saturday-Sunday.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — •July 31: Chicago based blues-roots singer- songwriter-guitarist Voo Davis • 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



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

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). Robert Knox at 512 Klumac Road, Ste 8. Call 704-870-8862 for appointment or walk in.

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.


Speakers & forums

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug.6: Ann Measmer of Comfort Keepers on “Private vs. Agency Caregivers: What to Consider Before Hiring.” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave.  Ice Cream Social will follow. Free. Seniors 55+ welcome. Information 704-216-7714.



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: For 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

Twin City Stage auditions for ‘Swingtime Canteen’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 31: Musical comedy. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. W-S.  No appointment necessary. 336-748-0857 x209 or

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 — • Aug. 7: Cinderella  (2015) Pre-movie entertainment begins at 8 p.m.; movie begins at 9 p.m. at City Park.



Carolina Artist EXPO 2015 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-21: Judging and open show at the Civic Center. Free admission. 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 N. Lee St. — “Look” art by Ashley Hincemanon view July 23 – Aug. 29. 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: 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,

Cabarrus Art Guild’s ‘Street level Gallery,’ 11 Union St., Concord — 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 — 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

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.

Carolina Artist EXPO 2015 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-21: Judging and open show. Reception and awards 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

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

Waterworks inaugural miniature art show and sale — “42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale,” for all 2-D and 3-D mediums, including video; not to exceed 4” x 4” x 4.” Open to all ages and skill levels.Deadline Aug. 25; postmarked by Aug. 24. Information/artist submission form at Show dates  Sept. 19-Jan. 30. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.

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: See call for Vendors. 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. 704-637-7814 or or

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center — New volunteer opportunity for patient escorts in Wilson Smith Outpatient Center and to assist families in emergency department.  Volunteers also for gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, and ancillary support. Training for all positions provided.  Contact Diane Hundley at 704-210-5082 or

Rowan-Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Help at the Walk’s check-in, tee-shirt table, memory garden, cheer walkers on the route. Saturday, Sept.19, 8:30 a.m.-noon, N.C. Research Campus, Kannapolis. Contact in advance Caitlyn Haffey, Alzheimer’s Association,; 704-313-8113.

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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