Roundabout: What’s Happening Sept. 3-9

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 3, 2015

Music & more 

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 at Uncle Buck’s, 127 S. Main St.

Music on the Mountain — Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.: Bluegrass and gospel music in a spectacular setting at Dunns Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1740 Dunn’s Mountain Road. With  Grass Strings, Praise Grass Band and Samantha Gabrielle. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. Find more information at

Fifth annual John Coltrane international Jazz and Blues Festival — 3-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6: Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point. General admission: $

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Sept. 25: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

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

St. John’s presents An Evening With Nichole Nordeman — 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13: Contemporary Christian artist whose hit songs include “Holy,” “Brave” and “What If.” Tickets $20/$12 students are available at the Peeler Hall Welcome Desk, or from Information at 704-636-3431 or

Fifteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18: front lawn of historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. No admission fee, all donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and SCAN of Iredell. 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,

Michael Reno Harrell in concert — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29: Free concert featuring award winning songwriter and storyteller Michael Reno Harrell. Stanback Auditorium, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-216-8240 or

49th annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention — Saturday Oct. 10: 49th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention. Inormation: Vivian Hopkins 704-267-9439 or Don Livengood 704-633-5940.



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,

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,

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 for the community to go through, and fire safety for the children. Price of Freedeom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove. To bring restored farm equipment or vehicle, contact Bob Mault by Sept. 4 at 704-857-7474.

Kannapolis History Associates: ‘What-A-Burger’  — 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14: Mike Bost on The What-A-Burger story. Bring photos if you have them. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Park East of Trinity Methodist, follow signs. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

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

Gold Hill Founders’ Day — Sept. 26: Arts, crafts, heritage living exhibits,r heritage living demonstrations and more.  Visit or call 704-267-9439 for info.

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. Admission $3, children under 5 free. 704-873-5882 or


This & That 

The Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 4-5: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free.Info at, email reservations to or call John at 704- 798-3102.

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 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

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 3:30-9 p.m. Sept. 12: Family fun free to the public. 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis. Also • Oct. 10 • Nov. 14

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.



Relay for Life Rowan County United Way Sunset Run 5K — 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4: Night race in downtown Salisbury. Register at /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,

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

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. Be sure to check out the fun games and have a delicious and healthy post-run snack. For more information, go to

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 will get $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

‘Piggin out for Pink’ —  6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auction and fun for Focused on a Cure (breast cancer). Special entertainment by artist Jared Emerson, music by 2 Trees Band. The City Club, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord.  Tickets at 704-933-5600,

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., along with the Bemus Kids with mandolin sensation Jonah Horton. Back by popular demand, Bourbon on the Bread Truck. $45/person, $80/couple. RSVP to 704-762-3512. All proceeds directly support the Last Dollar Grant program.

West Rowan High School Bands fundraiser — Drawing Dec. 1 for 2014 New Holland “Rustler” 115 UV (4×4), to raise money for uniforms, reliable transportation for band equipment. Winner drawn at halftime of the WRHS varsity boys basketball game. 1-4 tickets $20 each; 5 tickets $100 get 6th ticket free.



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


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,Sept. 4: Celebrate California Wine Month with Eberle Wines of Paso Robles featuring Lauren Thurlow of 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 — • Sept. 5: Wine Release and Birthday Party: $15. 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 • 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.

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

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


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 with the Golden Valley Crusaders. 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: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute band). $10 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: Holy Hip Hop night with Prophet Kye and other artists. 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. • 704-754-4615,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Black Glass. $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. — 9 p.m. Friday: Buskers Bash Grand Finale, winners announced • Thursdays: Live radio spots for Catawba Football, also Catawba Music Series • 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.



Music on the Mountain — 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5: Featuring Grass Strings, Praise Grass Band, Samantha Gabrielle, Grass Strings. Dunns Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1740 Dunn’s Mountain Road.

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 at Tilley Harley Davidson Salisbury, live music, entertainment, family fun, contests, raffles, ceremony, more. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: E-mail 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 or 336- 331-3740.

36th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 3-4: Food, crafts, children’s area & entertainment. www.rowan

49th annual GQ Fiddlers Convention — Saturday Oct. 10. Competition includes Most Promising Talent for youths 16 and under and Adult Bands and Individuals.  The event also include barbecue chicken dinners. For more information call Vivian Hopkins 704-267-9439 or Don Livengood 704-633-5940. The Fiddlers Convention will be held at East Rowan High School, 175 St. Lukes Church Road.


Speakers & forums

Meet Bernie Mann, owner and publisher of ‘Our State’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17:  The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch hosts dinner and lecture,  with Bernie Mann. Open to the public. Country Club of Salisbury. Tickets $32 each; RSVP to Gerry at 704-213-6008. Info at

ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32 each; RSVP to Gerry at 704-213-6008. Info at

Meet authors Joyce and Jim Lavene — 2 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19: Award-winning bestselling mystery and urban fantasy fiction ritten as themselves as well as  J.J. Cook, Ellie Grant. Presented by Kannapolis Friends of the Library. All together they have written and published more than 70 novels along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications.  They live in rural North Carolina with their family.  Come and listen as the authors discuss their books and their writing experiences.  There will be a Q & A session along with a book signing.  Books will be available for purchase.  The event is free and open to the public.  For information, you may call the Kannapolis Library at 704-920-1180.

For more information, contact Terry Prather, Branch Manager of the Kannapolis Library, Cabarrus County Public Library, 850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis, NC  28081 (704-920-2303)



Pottery 101 — 8-week pottery wheel class, Ages 14-adult. 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,

‘Wake Up, Leonardo!’ Saturday sessions — 10 a.m.–noon Saturday, Sept. 12: Go with the Flow: An exploration into Watercolor with yupo paper. $10.  Scholarships available. Held at Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., entrance and parking behind Haven Lutheran Church. Pre-registration required at 704-647-0999 or

Guitar classes at Rufty Holmes Senior Center — 6-8 week classes on Monday afternoons starting every other month.  $45 includes workbook and website.  or more info, call Bob at 704-640-0279.

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

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 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.


Home & Garden

Hurley Park presents Amanda Lanier of Reynolda Gardens 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday,  Sept. 17: Free Hurley Park lecture titled “Reynolda Gardens: A Century of Horticulture, Education, and Stewardship”  at Salisbury-Rowan Utilities, 1 Water St. Lanier is Curator of Education for Reynolda Gardens. Call 704-638-4459 for details.



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.

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. For a list of excerpts and appointment time, email executive director Linda Jones at

Auditions for Rowan Youth Orchestra —  3-5 p.m  Sunday, Sept. 13: Must be between age 10-18 with at least two years instruction on the violin, viola, cello or bass. Held at Williams Music Building at Catawba College. Registration $125 for the season. Information: Nancy Barrow 704-637-4730 or

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,

PPT youth theater presents ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23: Only 25 spots per time slot. By appointment only. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,

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



‘Nocturnal Sun’ — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Charlotte 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,



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. — Featuring New paintings by Doris Trexler and Alee Johnson. 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. — Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St.-”Moving On with Mixed Feelings” Sept. 3 through Oct 3. Artist’s Reception Sept 18, 6-8p.m. Karen Frazer’s last solo show in Salisbury before moving to MI. Free, open to the public. Thursday-Saturday 11a.m.-4p.m. 704-431-8964,

Waterworks inaugural miniature art show and sale — Sept. 19-Jan. 30: “42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale,” for art no larger than 4” x 4” x 4.” 123 E. Liberty St.,

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,

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.


County Fairs 

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 7-12, Troutman,

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

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

Rowan County Fair — Sept. 25 – Oct. 3

Stanly County Fair — Oct. 6-10, Albemarle,

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

NC State Fair — Oct. 15-25, Raleigh,



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. 11: Shopping Trip to Birkdale Village •• Dec. 4: Gaither’s Christmas Homecoming •• Dec. 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 or lklaver@

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

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

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

Gold Hill Founders’ Day — Sept. 26: Call or email to reserve space for arts, crafts, heritage living exhibits or heritage living demonstrations, etc. $20 each; no more than two persons can share a space.  Call 704-267-9439 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 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.

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

49th annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention — Saturday,  Oct. 10: Bands and individuals may pre-register for competition. Competition begins with Most Promising Talent for youths 16 and under, followed by Adult Bands and Individuals. Band competition will be judged on particular instrument/vocal. Individuals may compete in only one instrument or vocal category. Entries must be registered or pre-registed by 6 p.m. on competition day. For information or to pre-register call Vivian Hopkins 704-267-9439 or Don Livengood 704-633-5940.

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

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

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

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


Call for volunteers 

Wings of Eagles Ranch Needs volunteers for Fall riding sessions — 6-8  p.m.  Thursday Sept. 10: Training  at 4800 Faith Trails, Concord. Fall riding sessions start the week of Sept. 14, Tuesday and Thursday 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer for one or more hours a week serving special needs riders. Call 704-784-3147 or visit

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events including Receive recognition at annual awards ceremony and possible T-shirt. 704-637-7814 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

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

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