Roundabout: What’s Happening Aug. 13-19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 13, 2015

Music and more 

Tenth annual ‘A Night At The Opry’ — 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band. St. Matthews Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. $5 , kids under 6 free. Info Darrell Connor at 704-637-6261 or Jack Kee at 704-933-4398 or or thecountrymusic legendsband

The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys — playing at two venues this weekend.• 9:15-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: Woodleaf Tomato Festival right before parade begins, Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Woodleaf • On Sunday, Aug. 16 from 3-3:30 p.m.: Lutheran Chapel Lutheran Church, 135 Eudy Road, China Grove.

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 St. • 7 p.m.  North Stage: Pluto for Planet on Union St. N. in front of the library • Block Party with outdoor dining and games on Union Street.

BackPorch Bluegrass in concert at RPL — Tues., Aug. 25,  7-9 p.m.: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8240. Special musical concert featuring BackPorch Bluegrass, a Wilkes County-based group known throughout the region for their traditional hard-driving bluegrass style.  Sample the music at  Admission is free.  Program starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. Aug. 29: Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Also Sept. 26 and Oct. 31. See or

Fifth annual John Coltrane international Jazz and Blues Festival — 3-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6: Festival sponsored by Hayden-Harman Foundation in memory of Phoebe Norville Harman. The yearly celebration of jazz and blues music honoring Coltrane, a High Point native son, will be held in 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. • Trick Pony Saturday, Aug. 15 with fireworks

   Stories Under the Stars  Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. • ShakesCollage Aug. 22

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Aug. 28: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Best Busker’s Bash Contest – 5-9 p.m. First Friday, Sept. 4: 3rd annual Best Busker’s Bash Contest in Downtown Salisbury; street performers  throughout downtown on the sidewalks, vote for your favorite! Performances 6-8 p.m. Winners announced at 9 p.m. Grand Finale on East Fisher St.



2015 Lincoln Funeral Train and Leviathan Locomotive at NCTM —  Aug. 28-30: Huge Civil War event with replica train, reenactors, living history, expert speakers,music,  cannon fire , sutlers, and more. Spencer’s N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889,

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 is 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 at $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

Open mic night competition — Aug. 20 at Lee Street theatre. Cash prizes. See or call 704-310-5507.

2015 Comedy Fest with Now Are The Foxes— Aug. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. With special guests Johnny Millwater, Aj Schraeder and Robot Johnson. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.


This & That 

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

THD family events — • 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.  Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive,

The Doctor is in at Rowan Public Library — Aug. 15: First ever Dr. Who Day at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. or 704-216-8242.

Goldmine Toastmasters Club’s annual Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream Contest — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 15: Baker’s Creek Park, shelter 1 on West A St. Public is invited and can compete in the Ice Cream contest.  Free to all. Information: Matthew Charity 704-307-8187 or

Hot Summer Nights Gold Hill Cruise In — Aug. 15: Hot Summer Nights Cruise In, sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants Assoc. Visit

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.

3rd annual Historic Spencer Shops Train Show  — Aug. 22-23 at the N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer. Railroad memorabilia, merchandise, hard to find items, books, DVDs, speakers and  more will be available. Train rides, model railroaders, and private tours of high class rail cars and an airplane renovation in progress will round out two days of activities. 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889,

Big Muddy Challenge, a back-to-school event for families — 9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday, Aug. 22: Rowan County’s first Big Muddy Challenge obstacle course for families. Participants must by 6 years old to participate. Held at Patterson Farms, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla. Register at

Events at the Y open to the public —  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.

Meet the Artists reception — 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20:  Sponsored by Downtown Salisbury Inc. and RowanWORKS, at the Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St. Information: Sharon Baker, 704-209-4589 or visit

10th annual Bear, Toy and Doll Show — Sept. 12: Toys, dolls and accessories. Admission $6 adults, children 12 and under free. Girl and Boy Scouts in uniform free. At the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Info 803-783-8049 or email

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 also Nov. 20, 21.

American Girl Inspired Junior Collectors Tea — 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: Register by Sept. 30. Includes displays, door prizes, tea food buffet, helpers, programs, souvenirs, museum tour. Hosted by Rowan Doll Society of NC. $25 for 1 adult and 1 child. 108 Fourth St., Spencer. Information: or 704-458-9819.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14: Spanish wine tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon Distributing.  $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; 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,


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 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke • 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 • 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Live music by Lauren Light, 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: 4Given Souls, Second Chance and Sean Spillane. 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/person, $5/couple. Proper ID, 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: Matthew Tucker Band, $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. — • Foosball tournament coming up on Aug 21-22 • 5 p.m. Aug. 23: The Damn Quails return • 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.



Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: Celebrating the tomato and farms that have been growing tomatoes in Woodleaf for more than a century. www.facebook/woodleaftomato

High Point Quilt Show —  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: YMCA, 150 W. Hartley Drive, High Point. Displays, door prizes, drawings, raffle, more.

Denton Street Festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12: Food, crafts, games, local entertainment. Rain or shine. Harrison Park, 20 W. Salisbury St., Denton. Free. Call 336-859-4231 for information.

5th annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 18-19: KCBC sanctioned event at Tilley Harley Davidson Salisbury. Music, vendors, kids’ events. Proceeds go to Salisbury Veterans Hospice House. Info at www.bikerblues

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.



Broken Heart fundraiser —6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: Fundraiser at One Life Church for a heart transplant with motivational speaker, original rap music, barbecue, merchandise, concessions. Meet and greet after the show. 4 p.m. – Barbecue. 5:30 p.m. – Doors open at One Life Church, 1030 Central Dr NW, Concord. 6:30 p.m. – Life story and music from Brian Aspell with Inspiration to Impact, emcee Dave Milam. Funds for the McNeelys see Tickets at, $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

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

Third annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball —  5-9 p.m. Aug. 30: Third annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball at Chandelle Farms, 565 Trexler Loop. Live music by the Chris Marks Band. Western/cowboy themed attire admired but not required. Tickets only available in advance at www.savinggracefarm. com/silver-buckle-charity -ball.html or call 704-638-2339. $50 each or $85/couple.

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, kids and dogs welcome. Held at N.C. Research Campus, Kannapolis. See Information: 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 Methodist 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. $45/person, $80/couple. RSVP to 704-762-3512.



Old Courthouse Theater presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Aug. 27-29, Sept. 4-5, 11-12 at 8 p.m. • 2:30 p.m. Matinees Aug. 29-30, Sept. 5-6, 12-13 • Tickets 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.


Classes at Pottery 101

Paint Your Own Pottery — Guided instruction. $35 includes all supplies and firing costs. Ages 14-adult. 7-9 p.m. • Floral Platter, Thursday, Aug.  13 • Deviled Egg Tray, Thursday, Aug.  27

Let’s Get Messy! — One evening class offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel. $35. Ages 14-adult. Wednesday Aug.  26.

• 8-Week Pottery Wheel Class — Ages 14-adult. Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 3-Oct. 22. Cost: $200 plus $10 lab fee • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,

National certification course for water fitness instructors — Friday, Aug. 14: For age 16+. Advanced course also held on the same day. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

Master dance class with Tod A. Kubo — 2-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14: Open to dancers ages 10 through adult, hosted by Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 1401 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. $15 per participant. Call 704-637-1222 or email

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

Center for Faith and the Arts — • Summer classes held 5:45-7:15 p.m. Mondays, offered in one month sessions. Aug. 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.

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 — 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. 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. 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, widowed, 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 Tony-nominated musical ‘The Addams Family’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 25 -26: Open 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. 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507,

LSt presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22: Auditions at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507,

Twin City Stage plans ‘Swingtime Canteen’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 31: hilarious (and true) 1944 story. at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. W-S. No appointment necessary. Performance dates Nov. 13-22. Information 336-748-0857 x209 or

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — Saturday, Sept. 12: Auditions for principal and assistant principal second violin, third horn, and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Play a prepared piece of choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading. For a list of excerpts and appointment time, email executive director Linda Jones at or write to Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, P. O. Box 4264, Salisbury, NC  28145.



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.

RCCC 2015 Autumn Exhibition — Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 14: A juried exhibition of new artwork by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Art students. Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Reception is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served; come and talk to the students artists. Held at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964,

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 — 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.

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. — “Look” art by Ashley Hincemanon through Aug. 29. Free, 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. Awards announced 3 p.m. 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 — The work of Art Guild members through September. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.



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@

Group going to the beach — Nov. 16–18: Two nights at Monterey Bay Suites, ocean front rooms, two shows, guided tour of the S.C. Civil War Museum, shopping. Call Davie County Senior Services at 336-753-6230


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.


Call for performers

The Concert Choir — beginning their new season, and will be singing Rachmaninoff’s Vespers in December. Practice begins Monday, Aug.  24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Practices are each Monday at 7:30 in the choir room. No audition necessary.

The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — First fall rehearsal 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3: Rehearsals are at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis, across from A. L. Brown High School. Open to adults with previous high school band experience. or call Nancy at 980-621-2010.

Be a street performer at 3rd annual Buskers Bash —  Friday, Sept. 4: Performers of all types, musicians, jugglers, hula-hoopers, dancers, mimes,  etc. Free to sign up at www.downtown rsform/form/13-buskers- bash-contestant-application. Cash prizes. Contact Sue McHugh 704-577-9965.

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

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

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

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.

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

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


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. Also: gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. Diane Hundley 704-210-5082 or

Rowan-Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s — 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 19: Help at t check-in, tee-shirt table, memory garden, cheer walkers on. N.C. Research Campus, Kannapolis. Contact in advance Caitlyn Haffey, Alzheimer’s Association, or 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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