Community Calendar August 2015
Kannapolis History Associates present
‘Gene Mccombs From Town To City’ Back to 1984 a newborn city. Hear from the man who led the way to an incorporated city. 7 p.m. A. L. Brown High School Social Room; 415 East First St., Kannapolis 704-796-0803
Piedmont Players Theatre’s annual meeting, 6 p.m. On stage at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471.
National Night Out
Park Avenue celebrates National Night Out
Drinks, hot dogs, live music from David Myers and Matthew Church. In Cannon Park, 600 block of Park Ave. at the Gazebo. www.facebook.com/ events/ 1435723913421460/
Nurse Aide I Refresher Course
Aug. 4- Sept. 3, Tues and Thurs 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. RCCC West Ave. Center, 120 West Ave., Kannapolis, Room 207 704-792-9788, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1957&n=Nurse-Aide-I-Refresher.
Many RCCC courses are provided at North and South campuses. Check with RCCC if the listings on this page do not fit in with your schedule.
Peace Circle – How might peacemaking look in Salisbury/Rowan? Meet your neighbors: Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. Mean Mugg, 1024 S. Fulton St. for dialogue and resolution. Tonya Cross, thevineevents.wordpress.com
Salisbury Rowan AARP
1 p.m. Presentation by Comfort Keepers and ice cream social. Free. Seniors55+. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714
American Legion Baseball Southeast Tournament
McCrary Park, Asheboro, www.legion.org Aug. 6-10
Back-to-School Sock Hop
7-9:30 p.m., sponsored by Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, for individuals, couples, families. Heritage Room, 118 E. Council St. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Live music, costume contests, games, prizes. Food, drinks available for purchase.
Summer-Sip craft beer
Aug. 7-8. 7th at 5-9 p.m., 8th 3-7 p.m. tasting crawl downtown. Sample craft beers from NC. Tickets include: one glass, 20 samples, wristband, map. For prices, details: www.downtownsalisburync.com
Salisbury Movies in the Park. Entertainment 8 p.m.; movie 9 p.m. City Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play
Monsters University (PG)
Kannapolis Movies in the Park. 7:30 p.m. entertainment. Movie at 8:45 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St.
Annual All GM Show
9 a.m. Classic to modern Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Buicks and more. Corvettes, Firebirds, Impalas, Bel Airs and other GM products. Awards ceremony at noon. 704-636-2889, ext. 256. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org
5- 8 p.m. Darrell Harwood, Morgan Ridge Pavilion, tickets at www.morganridgevineyards.com. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911.
Sporster bike show and classic car cruise-in
Noon-2 p.m. Bike show, $10 entry fee (proceeds go to Salisbury Veteran’s Hospice House), Trophy for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place each of 3 categories. 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. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.
Kayla Berquist Memorial Blood Drive, St. Enoch Lutheran Church, Kannapolis (Enochville). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Car wash, bake and hot dog sale. Proceeds to scholarship fund 704-932-8461.
Jobs for Life Interviews
Aug. 10-17, for unemployed, underemployed and misemployed. First Baptist Church. Classes prepare students to succeed in their job search. Sessions begin Sept. 16, 220 N. Fulton St. . Contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan Museum Elementary History Camp
Aug. 10 – 14 rising 3rd-5th grades. Hands-on stimulating, educational and fun activities, staffed by museum personnel, local history teachers and college history majors. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 704-633-5946 or email@example.com
NC Open Plein Air Paint Out
Aug. 11-15. Five-day event.Artists painting workshop and a two-day “Paint Out” Aug. 14-15, with a concluding show of the artists’ work at the Trolley Barn off Easy Street. Fee to participate, $20; $5 for students. www.waterworks.org/ncopenpleinair.html
Plein Air Painting Workshop
Aug.11-13: Three-day workshop in conjunction with NC Open Plein Air Paint Out. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
AHA Basic Life Support CPR
Aug. 11-12, 6- 10 p.m. RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 400, Room 4111; 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1955&n=AHA-Basic-Life-Support-CPR
Auto Safety Course
Aug. 11-12, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., RCCC North Campus 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 200, Room 215 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1729&n=Auto-Safety
How to Start a Business
Seminar Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 400 Room 4204 704-216-7222. www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1901&n=How-to-Start-a-Business
Season Kick Off Party
Lee Street Theatre 8th Season. 6 p.m. 329 N. Lee St. . www.leestreet.org
Too Much Sylvia
Thursday evenings on Main 6 -9 p.m.; dinner available or bring your own picnic. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main. St., Kannapolis. Free. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov
American Legion World Series
Keeter Stadium, Shelby. Aug. 13-18. Final live on ESPNU TV.
Hogs for Haiti
Third annual cross country motorcycle ride for an orphanage in Haiti, departs Salisbury Aug. 13.
Water Fitness Instructors
National Certification Course 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., For age 16+. Advanced course also held on the same day. 704-636-0111
Salisbury Station. LandTrust for Central NC’s fund-raising gala. Live band, refreshments. landtrustnc.org/riverdance-2015 or 704-647-0302.
Woodleaf Tomato Festival
Aug. 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Vendors, crafts, children’s activities and annual crowning of Woodleaf Tomato Queen and other related activities including a large tomato contest. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, 704-278-4248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Funniest Man in America
James Gregory at the Meroney 7:30 p.m.. $27 or $35 Preferred Seating. 213 S. Main St. . 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Super Hero Day
Noon-2 p.m. 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. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive.
Tenth annual ‘A Night At The Opry’
7 p.m. Features Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band, St. Matthews Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. Boy Scout Troop 333 from St. Matthews will sell hotdogs, hamburgers, desserts. $5, kids under 6 free. Info at 704-637-6261 or 704-933-4398 or thecountrymusic legendsband @gmail.com
Hot Summer Nights Gold Hill Cruise In
Gold Hill. Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc. www.goldhillnc.com
Trick Pony concert with fireworks
Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Free. Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov
Stanly County Agri-Civic Day
Stanly Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Family event featuring farm equipment, agricultural vendors, heritage demonstrations, activities, food vendors, more. 704.986-3666. email@example.com
Jump Start Course
Aug. 17 – Dec. 17, basics of resume writing, interviewing, and aptitude assessments, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – noon., RCCC at Salisbury Goodwill Career Connections, 1923 S. Main St. www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1999&n=Jump-Start
AUT-3200 Small Engine Mechanic Course
Aug. 17, – Nov.30, Mondays 6 – 10 p.m. , RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 200, Room 230, 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1648&n=AUT-3200-Small-Engine-Mechanic
Career Advancement Using Computer Applications Course
Aug. 17, – Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., RCCC at Salisbury Goodwill Career Connections, 1923 S. Main St., www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1788&n=Career-Advancement-Using-Computer-Applications
Computer Projects for the Worker Course
Aug. 18, – Sept. 24, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., RCCC at Salisbury Goodwill Career Connections, 1923 S. Main St., www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=2001&n=Computer-Projects-for-the-Worker
Ice Cream Social with Pat Cohen Sings the Blues
1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20: $2 per person, J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd.
with Now Are The Foxes and Regional Comedy Festival Aug.21 and 22, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 first comedy open mic: cash prizes 1st and 2nd place. Lee Street theatre. firstname.lastname@example.org 704-310-5507.
Union Street live free concert and block party
6 p.m.: Jim Quick and Coastline on main stage at Means Ave. and Union St., Concord. Nerve Cannon on North stage at 7 p.m.; Block Party with outdoor dining and games on Union Street. www.concorddowntown.com
Aug. 21-22. 7:30 p.m.Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College Theatre 2300 W. Innes St., 1-800-catawba, catawba.edu/performing-arts
Antiques Appraisal Fair
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum (Roadshow Style) — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21, 22: Antiques dealer offers advice toys, heirlooms, etc. $5 per item. Limit two items per person. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncerdollandtoymuseum.com
Aug. 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., RCCC North Campus 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 400 Room 4133 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1712&n=Notary
Spencer Shops Train Show
N.C. Transportation Museum Aug. 22-23. Model train layout, vendors, kids’ activities, modeling clinics and celebrities of the rail fashion domain. Leah Cook 704-636-2889 ext. 239, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
Stories Under the Stars
with ShakesCollage. 7 p.m. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St.
Fire Prevention Standard Event
Aug. 22, – Aug. 28, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 400 Room 4112, 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=2072&n=Fire-Prevention-Standard
Rowan Salisbury School System Students First Day
Certified Production Technician Event
Aug. 24 – Oct. 16, Mon. to Fri. 5:30- 9:30 p.m., RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 400 Room 4128, 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1941&n=Certified-Production-Technician
Auditions for PPT Musical The Addams Family
7 p.m. Aug. 25-26, 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show Dates: Oct 8-17. 704-633-5471 www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Nurse Aide II Course
Aug. 25, – Dec. 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., RCCC at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave. , Health Annex Bldg., Room – 1C, 704-210-5000, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1948&n=Nurse-Aide-II-Course
Nurse Aide I Course
Aug. 25, – November 12, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30- 10 p.m., RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S. Bldg. 400 Room 4236, 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1662&n=Nurse-Aide-I-Course
How to Write a Business Plan
Aug. 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Bldg. 400 Room 4133, 704-216-7222, www.rccc.edu/events/ ?id=1905&n=How-to-Write-a-Business-Plan
College Night Out
Downtown Salisbury, www.downtownsalisburync.com
History on Tap
History of the Meroney Theater 213 S. Main St. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration at historicsalisbury.org required for this free event.
The Wizard of Oz
Aug. 27, 28, 29, Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12; 2015 8 p.m., Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12 2:30 p.m. Saturday Matinee. Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13 2:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee. Old Courthouse Theatre 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, oldcourthousetheatre.org
7:30 p.m. A musical fundraiser for the Salisbury Symphony’s music education programs. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org
Pickin’ for the Master
7 p.m. Live band plays opening set, followed by open acoustic jam. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Fin, Feather and Fur Expo
Rowan County Fairgrounds. Aug. 28-30. Vendors from outdoors industry, food, live music. Southern Divisional Mud Racing Championships, Rowan Ramble Demolition Derby, 3D archery tournament, seminars on game-calling. $10 adults, $5 children 5 -11. All police, fire, EMS, military past and present) admitted at half price with proper ID. www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Music at the Mural
7 p.m. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Slide the City
11 a.m.–7 p.m. 1,000-ft water slide set up on S. Main St. from East Fisher St. to Military Ave.. Register at www.slidethecity.com/events/salisbury. Prices $15 to $60, depending on when you register and how many times you want to slide — once, three times or unlimited. www.downtownsalisburync.com.
War Room, movie
Tinseltown. First Baptist Church-tickets available for 29th and 30th matinees. RSVP to 704-633-0431. Matinee prices apply.
Season 8 Musical Auditions
Aug. 30-31, 7 p.m., Callbacks Sept.1, 7 p.m., Open casting call for The Rocky Horror Show, and Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue, and The Last Five Years at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org 704-310-5507.
Weekly & Monthlies
Tourism Master Plan committee, noon, Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.
Covenant Community Connection, 5 p.m. City office bldg., 132 N. Main St., second floor, 704-638-5217, www.srhrc.org
Veterans Voices, 10 a.m. at Tilley Harley-Davidson, free refreshments, guest speakers.
Every Tuesday: Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 a.m., Frontier Coffee Shoppe in Thelma’s Restaurant, West End Plaza.
Every Tuesday: TOPS NC 437, 10 a.m., Lane St. Baptist, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis. Weigh-ins 9:30 a.m., 704-938-3634.
Rowan Parkinson’s support group, 1 p.m., , First Presbyterian education bldg., Fisher St. entrance. 704-633-3181.
Rowan County Veteran Council 6:30 p.m., for location call Homer 704-636-5688.
Every Wednesday: Salisbury Farmers Market, a.m.-noon, also 4-7 p.m. at W. Fisher and S. Jackson streets.
Every Wednesday: Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, The Depot on Railroad St.
Salisbury Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.
Salisbury Rowan AARP, 1 p.m. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714
Every Thursday: Kannapolis Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. cityofkannapolis.com/
Every Thursday: People Growing Together Toastmasters, 5:30 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.
NAACP general meeting, 7 p.m. Location TBA.
Every Friday: China Grove Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., China Grove Roller Mill. 308 N. Main St.
Heavenly Hot Dog Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Olivet UMC, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord, 704-782-8846.
Every Saturday: Goldmine Toastmasters, 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord.
Every Saturday: Salisbury Rowan Farmers Market, 8 a.m. at W. Fisher and S. Jackson streets.
Every Saturday: Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Depot on Railroad St.
Celebration of Life, for breast cancer survivors, 1 p.m., Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. Mary email@example.com or 980-234-4479.
Multiple Sclerosis self-help support group, 6:30 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-798-3341, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan County Beekeepers Association, 7 p.m., Rowan County Ag. Center, Old Concord Road, Rowan beekeepersassociation @gmail.com
Epilepsy support of Rowan/Cabarrus, 6-7:30 p.m., NorthEast Medical Center, Concord. Sarah 704-403-1986, Sarah.Powers@carolinashealthcare.org or Carole 704-639-0847, youngcarole@hotmail. com
Rowan County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m., Rowan County Health Dept. community room, 1811 E. Innes St.
Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission 5:15 p.m., City Council Chambers.
Circle of Hope for parents grieving the loss of a child, 7-8:30 p.m., 2290 Statesville Blvd. Lori Yang, 704-630-0319.
Christian Motorcyclist Association, 7 p.m., Blue Bay Restaurant, E. Innes St. 704-798-7380.
Carolina Historical Assoc. for Metal Detecting, 7:30 p.m., Grace Ridge Club House, 2815 Grace Church Road, 704-310-6321, 336-474-7268.
Old Rowan Fibre Guild, 6:30 p.m., Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., www.faithart.org
TLC Support Group for widows/widowers, Powles Funeral Home, 913 W. Main St., Rockwell. Russ Roakes 704-279-7241.
Human Relations Council, 5:30 p.m., City office bldg., 132 N. Main St., 704-638-5217, www.srhrc.org
Astronomical Society of Rowan, 7:30 p.m. monthlymeeting plus stargazing, weather permitting. 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org
Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
DAV Chapter 96, 4th Monday 6 p.m., Bldg. 6 of Salisbury VA. Meal provided for $7 by the DAV Ladies Auxiliary, starting at 5 p.m.
Alzheimer’s’ Support Group (affiliated with Western NC Chapter of Alzheimer’s Assoc.) 5:30-6:30 p.m., Rufty Holmes Senior Center, facilitated by Home Instead Senior Care and Trinity at Home. 704-788-3399 or 704-603-2779.
Rowan Brain Injury support group, 7 p.m., 108 Dorsett Drive, off Statesville Blvd., Nadine Cherry 980-622-7732, Mary Sechler 704-905-2353.
R A Clement Association, 9 a.m., Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, Cleveland.
West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council, R.A. Clement Old Bldg./Allen Temple Church.
Lyme disease, Celebration of Hope- Piedmont NC. 3 p.m. 523 Lyerly Bldg., S. Main St. See Facebook or contact Patti Lyerly 704-639-9973.
Last Friday before first Monday
Granite Quarry Colored/Shuford Memorial School, alumni reunion assoc., 7 p.m. , Geneva I. Oglesby Community Center, Dunns Mt. Road, Granite Quarry.
Price High school alumni, 3 p.m., Western Star Lodge number 9, 912 Concord Road.
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