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Roundabout: What’s Happening Aug. 20-26

Music and more 

Tonight: 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. www.concorddowntown.com

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 http://backporchbluegrass.com/music.  Admission is free.  Program starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Aug. 28: Opening set with The Gospel Plowboys followed by open acoustic jam session. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Aug. 28: Opening set with The Gospel Plowboys followed by open acoustic jam session. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. Aug. 29: Live concert at the outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. See www.salisburync.gov or www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Best Busker’s Bash Contest – First Friday 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4: Come out to the 3rd annual Best Busker’s Bash Contest in Downtown Salisbury! Street performers will be set up throughout downtown on the sidewalks. Throw an official Busker’s Bash guitar pick in the performers bucket to vote.  Performances 6 – 8 p.m.. Winners announced on stage during the Grand Finale on East Fisher Street at 9 p.m.

Fifth annual John Coltrane international Jazz and Blues Festival — 3-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6: 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. http://www.coltranejazzfest.com/about-us/festival-photo-gallery/

Fifteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 15th annual Blues & Burritos 6 until 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Front lawn of the historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake and Shelia Carlisle as special guest performers joining the Part Time Blues Band. no admission fee but donations encouraged. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and SCAN of Iredell.  www.lakenormanlaw.com and Facebook.

Live in concert: Lonestar with new recording artist Brent Rupard — 8  p.m. Friday, Sept. 25: Adult general admission $27  ($36.83 with fees/taxes) Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N Carolina 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

 

History 

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, www.nctrans.org

H.O.T. means History on Tap — 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Thursday, Aug. 27: History of The Meroney Theater with insider tour of the oldest theater in Salisbury and a craft beer pairing.  To RSVP visit historicsalisbury.org

Historic Latta Plantation — Sept. 5-6: Annual Revolutionary War Reenactment includes The Battle of Charlotte and The Battle of the Bees. • $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

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

 

Comedy

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

 

Theater 

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 showtix4u.com. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

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 piedmontplayers.com 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.” www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

This and That 

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, 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, www.nctrans.org

TONIGHT: 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 www.salisburybusinesscenter.com/artists/

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 toymuseum.com also Nov. 20, 21.

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 bigmuddychallenge.com

The Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22: 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 salisburyghostwalk.com, email reservations to boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call John at 704- 798-3102.

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.

Second annual Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor and Off Road Expo — Aug. 28-30: at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Daily admission $10 adults and kids over 12 with 12 and under $5. See schedule of events at www.finfeatherfurexpo.com, visit Facebook or contact Garrett Barger at 704-791-6317.

10th annual Bear, Toy and Doll Show — 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 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 knightshows@hotmail.com

Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine 2015 — Sept. 25-27, Oct. 3-5: Children can ride with Thomas and Percy, meet railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in Imagination Station, enjoy live music and magic. Times and ticket prices vary. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

 

Fundraisers 

Second annual Hair Show Extravaganza fundraiser — 6 p.m. Aug. 22: Who Kilt It Edition Red Carpet Affair. Sponsored by Vanzant and Co., hosted by Yasmin Young of Power 98 and Talita McCain. Salisbury Civic Center. Tickets, registration at eventbrite.com, info at 704-431-4020.

‘Stars Shine For The Symphony’ — Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28: A musical cabaret to benefit the Salisbury Symphony’s music education programs. Starring Kent Bernhardt, John Brincefield, Matt Brown, Buddy Farnan, David Hagy, Robert Van Geons. Information/tickets: 704-637-4314 or visit salisburysymphony.org. Tickets $50. Held in Rowan Museum Messinger Room.

Scholarships golf tournament for Gemstones Academy — 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29: An empowerment program for girls and boys in fifth-twelfth grade, at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Contact Alisha Byrd 704-762-1445 or gemstones@alishabyrd.com

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 https://www.sportoften.com/event /22932/rowan-county-united-way- sunset-run-5k

Second annual Casino Fantastique! — 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, 704-431-4447, salisburysymphony.org

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 act.alz.org/kannapolis. Information: Caitlyn Haffey 704-313-8113, or chaffey@alz.org

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. $45/person, $80/couple. RSVP to 704-762-3512. All proceeds directly support the Last Dollar Grant program. www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 4-7:30 p.m, Friday, Aug. 21: Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Wine Tasting with Mike Flock, Ararat Imports, pouring wines from Austria and Germany during this tasting.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person; selection of eight wines for tastings. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — • 5-8 p.m. Aug. 29: Music Festival featuring Divided By Four. $5 cover , food, wine,  Beer available. RSVP  to www.morganridgevineyards.com • Sept. 5: Wine Release and Birthday Party: $15 includes glass of wine with trio of foods. Celebrate Jolie and Amie’s birthdays 4-7 p.m.  Food and wine pairing available throughout the day with request.  • 5-8 p.m. Sept. 26: Lake Side Drive Band, $15 cover includes glass of wine or beer with valid ID.  Tickets at www.morganridgevineyards.com  • 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

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. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

Cotton Eyed Joe’s inside The Hot Rod Barn, 807 Yost Road — 7-9 p.m. Saturdays: Bluegrass, gospel, country music jam. Seniors welcome, no alcohol, no bad language, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland —  • 6 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 8/22: The Folsom Prison Gang (Johnny Cash Tribute Band), no cover • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 p.m.: Team trivia • Wednesdays: Open mic night • Saturdays: Karaoke • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday:  Trinity plus The Zach Allen band from Nashville. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

JC Price American Legion Post 107 — 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Easy Living Weekends downstairs. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Park in rear. Wide screen tvs , music by deejay Danny “D,” $3/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: Tantrum. $5 cover • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Tiki bar on the deck at noon Saturday-Sunday. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22: Foosball tournament on the stage. To sign up call 336-325-3183  • Special opening 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23: The Damn Quails, no cover • Bike Night with Fast Freddie Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • Mon – Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Festivals

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.

Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 18-19: KCBC Sanctioned Event plus live entertainment, contests, poker run at Tilley Harley Davidson Salisbury. Proceeds go to Salisbury Veterans Hospice House. Info at www.bikerblues bbqrally.com

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 mknox@modernfilmzine.com or 828-231-5037.

Inaugural Awakening Music Festival —  Sept. 26-27: Kirk Franklin, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp headline two-day Christian music festival in downtown Winston-Salem’s ballpark. “Awakening Music Festival: Sing Your Heart, Loudly.”  4-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m.Sunday. $25-$75 per day at ticketmaster.com or 336- 331-3740.

Harvest Festival at N.C. Transportation Museum — 9 a.m. Oct. 17: Second annual Harvest Festival, enjoy the pleasures of simpler times with horse shoes, corn hole, games, corn shucking and shelling demonstrations, old-time activities for children and antique tractors. Also train rides and hay rides.Prices vary. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

 

Classes

Classes at Pottery 101

Paint Your Own Pottery — Paint your own piece of pottery through guided instruction. $35 includes all supplies and firing costs. Ages 14-adult. Time: 7-9 p.m.  • Deviled Egg Tray, Thursday, Aug.  27 • Let’s Get Messy! — One evening pottery class offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel without committing to a full session of classes. $35. Ages 14-adult. Wednesday Aug.  26. • 8-Week Pottery Wheel Class — Ages 14-adult. Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques for beginners and those with some experience. 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, www.pottery-101.com

Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24: Instructor Steve Martin. River Pines Pottery, St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. $50. Preregister at 704-279-9087 or stephensmartin@msn.com

Center for Faith and the Arts — • 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. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St.

Free basic computer lessons — Available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday: How to use a computer or laptop (not email or facebook). 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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@gmail.com

Oil Painting with Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters OR painting made simple. Preregister at 704-232-6000. www.PattLegg.net

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.

 

Speakers & forums

Free church safety and security seminar — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25: Hosted by Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road. Free. Is your church or house of worship safe? Has your church prepared for emergencies? Discussing  historical events and the need for a safety and security plan and team. Info at www.carolinatac.com

 

Singles

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.

 

Auditions

PPT open auditions for Tony-nominated musical ‘The Addams Family’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday Aug. 25 -26: Open auditions at Meroney Theater, 3rd floor. Show dates Oct. 8-17.  213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

LSt Season 8 musicals — 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31: Open casting call for The Rocky Horror Show, Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue, The Last Five Years. 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org/auditions/

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, www.leestreet.org/auditions/

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 www.twincitystage.org

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 ljones@catawba.edu or write to Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, P. O. Box 4264, Salisbury, NC  28145.

 

Art 

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 thecarolinaartists.org or call Jo Ann Smith 704-636-7686 or Mary Roakes 704-636-6701.

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 5-8 p.m., free and open to the public, light refreshments, come and talk to the students artists. Held at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. —Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org 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. — Featuring paintings by Alee Johnson and Kenneth Koskela. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday evening, 6-8 p.m. 704-431-4527. www.greengoatgallery.com

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

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 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, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

30th annual Lenoir sculpture celebration — Saturday, Sept. 12: At T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood. Free. Awards announced 3 p.m. Food vendors, children’s activities, live music. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com

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. www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

County Fairs 

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 7-12, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org

Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 11-19, Concord, www.cabarrus county.us

Davidson County Fair — Sept. 21-26, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty agfair.com

Rowan County Fair — Sept. 25 – Oct. 3 www.rowancountyfair.net

Stanly County Fair — Oct. 6-10, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/

Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 2-11, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com

NC State Fair — Oct. 15-25, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

 

Trips 

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@ rowanymca.com

Going to the beach — Nov. 16-18: Monterey Bay Suites  ocean front rooms, two shows “Alabama Christmas Show” and “Legends in Concert,” guided tour of 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 mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Hair show extravaganza fundraiser — Aug. 22: Inside and outside vendors, food and general mdse. Held at Salisbury Civic Center. TIckets, registration, sponsorships at eventbrite.com or 704-431-4020.

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

10th annual Bear, Toy and Doll Show — 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Toys, dolls and accessories. At the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. To become a vendor, call 803-783-8049 or email knightshows@hotmail.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: Expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com

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. www.primetimeband.org 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. Downtown Salisbury shops open 5-9 p.m., performances 6-8 p.m.  Attendees vote for favorite. Free to sign up at www.downtown salisburync.com/component/ 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 mollie@visitsalisburync.com

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 mknox@modernfilmzine.com

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

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

 

Call for artists

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 mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Lenoir Sculpture Celebration — Sept. 12: Register up to day of event, discounts for early registration. Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com.

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 www.waterworks.org. 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 mknox@modernfilmzine.com

 

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 mollie@visitsalisburync.com 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 dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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, chaffey@alz.org or 704-313-8113.

Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See www.facebook.com/SRHumanRelationsCouncil or www.humanrelations council.org or email humanresources@salisburync.gov

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