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Roundabout — What’s Happening Aug. 27-Sept. 2

 

Theater 

Opens tonight: 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 — 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 — 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.

 

Music & more 

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. Aug. 29: Josh Sanders Band performs 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 – 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.

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, held in Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point. General admission: $65. http://www.coltranejazzfest.com/about-us/festival-photo-gallery/

Charlotte Folk Society presents — Friday, Sept. 11: Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends from Chapel Hill. Free, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. Charlotte. www.folksociety.org

Fifteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18: 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and SCAN of Iredell. Info at www.lakenormanlaw.com and Facebook.

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

NC Music Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15: Historical, entertaining and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers. 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. 704-934-2320. www.NorthCarolinaMusic HallofFame.org

 

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, more. Spencer’s N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.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 History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8: Tintype Photography. Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

Annual Remembrance of 9/11 at Price of Freedom Museum — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12: Theme “Memories of Yesteryears” with restored farm equipment, live gospel and bluegrass music, fire, police, rescue and emergency equipment old and new. Also, the “Smoke House” and fire safety for the children. Barbecue available from Oak Grove Baptist Church, advance tickets $7 at 704-857-3208. Price of Freedeom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove (intersection of Patterson Road and Weaver Road). To bring restored farm equipment or vehicle, contact Bob Mault by Sept. 4 at 704-857-7474.

Germanfest at Old Stone House — 4–8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 19: Old Stone House. 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

Historic Gold Hill Founders’ Day — Sept. 26: 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, www.goldhillnc.com, www.historicgoldhill.com

205 years ago at Fort Dobbs — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday., Sept. 26-27: Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s Colonial Fair features re-enactors portraying soldiers, settlers, American Indians who lived in western North Carolina during French and Indian War. Admission $3, children under 5 free. 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org

 

This & That 

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.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 3:30-9 p.m. Sept. 12: Family fun free to the public. 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis.

Events at the Y open to the public — • 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5: Delmonico’s Band Dance, bring a snack to share. $7 per person • Noon Sept. 23: Lunch & Learn, David Freeze Bike Trip, free, covered dish, must sign up • Sept. 24: Cholesterol Education Month, sign up free. 7:30–10:30 a.m. fasting required; 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. American Red Cross, please register to give blood • 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29: Diabetes, sign up free, learn how you can change your diet • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Dunbar 31st Mass Reunion Parade — 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5: Anyone interested in participating, contact Essie Foxx, 704-630-0922. Parade registration is open and free. Participants may check-in at East Spencer Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. to receive their entry number.

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 — Sept. 25-27, Oct. 3-5: Times and ticket prices vary. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

 

Fundraisers 

‘Stars Shine For The Symphony’ — 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28: A musical cabaret to benefit Salisbury Symphony’s music education programs. Starring Kent Bernhardt, John Brincefield, Matt Brown, Buddy Farnan, David Hagy, Robert Van Geons. 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

Superhero ½-Mile Fun Run for Kids — 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 19: Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Kids, come out dressed as your favorite superhero and run faster than a speeding bullet to raise awarenerss for child abuse prevention. Fun games and healthy post-run snack. www.preventchildabuserowan.org

Inaugural Toss For Tots Cornhole Tournament and Food Truck Celebration — 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 19: Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Cornhole tournament benefitting Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and The Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center. Winning team gets $500 in gas cards. Food truck fare on site. Silent auction with chance to win deluxe cornhole sets. Live music by Divided by Four. Information and tickets at www.preventchild abuserowan.org

Gospel Voices at Shiloh UMC— Sunday, Sept. 20: The Gospel Voices with 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.,  the Bemus Kids and Jonah Horton. $45/person, $80/couple. RSVP to 704-762-3512. All proceeds directly support the Last Dollar Grant program. www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org

Bark For Life — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10: Southmont Elementary School, 398 Owen Road, Lexington. Register by Sept. 30 to guarantee BFL shirt and doggy bandanna. Pet/owner look-a-like contest, pet costume contest, best trick contest, more. $25 in advance for one dog and its human, $40 for two dogs and their human, $20 human walker. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. www.relayforlife.org/barkdavidsonnc

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28: Wines of Washington State in celebration of Washington State Wine Month with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $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 foods paired specifically for this wine. Meet Jolie, Heidi and Charlie and 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 completes 2015 concert series, $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.

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 with Nancy Peacock and the Chigger Hill Ramblers. 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, 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: Providence Road Band & The Messengers this sat nite at 8pm. 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: New to Nashville! Off the Record, all 80s band. $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. — 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28: The Drunken Cuddle Band• 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

Music on the Mountain — 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5: Bluegrass and gospel music  at Dunns Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1740 Dunn’s Mountain Road. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. www.dannicholas.net for information.

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: Dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of arts and culture. Family friendly and free. 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, 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

Pottery 101 — 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 — Sign up at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org. 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. 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.

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.

 

Speakers & forums

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3: Covered dish lunch and presentation by Mike Thompson of Salisbury Fire Dept. on fire safety in the home: electrical fires. Bring school supplies for children a the battered women’s shelter. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 55+. Information 704-216-7714.

 

Singles

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.

 

Auditions

PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Gwen Matthews with audition techniques geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth musical “Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn.” $40. 20 spots available. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 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/

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

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/

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, PiedmontPlayers.com

Uwharrie Players ccall for Stephen Sondheim’s musical ‘Company’ — Sept. 20-21: Come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical theater song, accompanist will be provided. Performance dates Nov. 13-22. Uwharrie Players Club House, 594 E. Main St., Albemarle. Email for info at naculp87@gmail.com

 

Film

‘Nocturnal Sun’ — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Charalotte artists Josh Agajanian and Wade Carpenter present a visual journey through Iceland, the land of fire and ice. Free and open to the public. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte, www.hartwitzengallery.com

 

Art 

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, 409-413 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, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks inaugural miniature art show and sale — Begins Sept. 19: “42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale,” for art no larger than 4” x 4” x 4.” 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

30th annual Lenoir sculpture celebration — Saturday, Sept. 12: At T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood. Free. Awards 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 

The Community Travelers — Saturday, Sept. 12: Go shopping to the Asheville Outlet Mall and to Blowing Rock. Detailed information/ reservations 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900.

Travel with the YMCA — • Sept. 9: Old Salem, $25 • Oct. 4: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ • Oct. 6: Chimney Rock/Lake Lure • Nov. 15: Festival of Trees: Tanglewood • Nov. 29: ‘The Sound of Music’ • Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore • Jan. 7, 2016: ‘Wick, the Untold Story of the Wizard of Oz’ • 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

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 knightshows@hotmail.com

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

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

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 Receive recognition at annual awards ceremony and possible T-shirt. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.com or

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center – 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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