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Roundabout — What’s Happening Sept. 17-23

This & That 

Tonight: Stories by the Millstream at RPL — 7 p.m. Sept. 17: Free event featuring renowned storyteller Tom Lee. Stanback Auditorium, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-216-8240 or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

The Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19: 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 — • 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.

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

Michael Reno Harrell at RPL— 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 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

RSVP by Sept. 30 for American Girl Inspired Junior Collectors Tea — 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: 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: hleethomas@yahoo.com or 704-458-9819.

First Friday Downtown — Oct. 2: End of the World Night. Details at www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com

Sundown in Zombie Town — 1-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: 6th annual Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk. Info and tickets at www.downtownsalisburync.com

Community blood drive — 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: Troop 350 Eagle Scout Community Blood Drive, First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis, in the back parking lot. Contact Zakk Perdue at 704-762-7141. Nursery provided. Also bring donations for Main Street Mission, canned or non-perishable foods and good condition clothing.

Sacred Spaces Trolley Tour: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4: Experience Rowan County’s worship centers on the trolley. Sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

Mooresville NC dolls & dollhouse miniatures show exhibit — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct 10: Door prizes hourly, free classes for kids on the half hour. Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd. Mooresville. Entry fee $1. Info Maria Cannizzaro 704-230-0569. Donations will be made to National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts and Mooresville Lions Club. Bring used glasses or frames. Show NAME card at the door for a free gift.

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

Pantheon Arabians Farm annual open barn party — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11: Pantheon Arabians opens up their gates to the public to learn about horses. Free food, face painting, pumpkin painting, demonstrations, barn tours. 2225 Needmore Road, Woodleaf.

Antique Auto Club of America annual car show — 9 a.m. Oct. 17: Awards presented 3 p.m. Members only show, free for spectators. Held at the NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org

Veteran’s PTSD Awareness 5K Run/Walk — 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24: across from South Rowan YMCA, Landis. By donation.

 

County Fairs 

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

Theater 

‘Calendar Girls,’ a Center for Faith and the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production — Sept. 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m.: Directed by Claudia Galup, presented by Lee Street theatre. Contains “revealing” situations, adult themes, and some language. Performances at the Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center at the Tom and Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N. Lee St. Call for ticket availability at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Catawba College Theater presents ‘On The Verge: an evening of traveling through time’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-26: The tale of three late nineteenth century female explorers traversing Terra Incognita in a symbolic journey through time. Special opening night reception following Tuesday’s performance. Hedrick Little Theatre. $12 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior citizens. www.catawba.edu/theatretix or at the door.

Staged reading of ‘Sealed for Freshness, A Tupperware Party Gone Awry’ —4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20: Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series production, PG 13. Held on the main stage of Old Courthouse Theatre. Free admission. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

PPT’s ‘The Addams Family’ musical — Tickets go on sale Sept. 28, adults $18, seniors/students $15. 704-633-5471 or www.Piedmont Players.com. Show dates Oct 8-10 and 14-17 at 7:30 p.m., matinee Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

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.

 

Music & more 

Salisbury Symphony season tickets — 2015-16 season titled “Transformations” begins with “Triumph” on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. www.salisburysymphony.org/calendar

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. 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

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

Music at the Mural — 7 p.m. .Sept. 26 and Oct. 31: Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. • See www.salisburync.gov or www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Gold Hill’s Gospel in the Park — Sunday, Sept. 27: Benefits the new park playground equipment. Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road, 704-267-9439. or www.historicgoldhill.com

Paula Cole at the Davis Theatre — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2: 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

49th annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention — Saturday, Oct. 10: 49th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention. Competition begins 6 p.m., East Rowan High School. Information: Vivian Hopkins 704-267-9439 or Don Livengood 704-633-5940.

 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.NorthCarolina Music HallofFame.org

Lost Hollow Music Fest at Daniel Stowe — Oct. 17-18: Old time, bluegrass and Americana bands including Grammy winner David Holt. Ticket info at www.DSBG.org. or 704-829-1252.

 

History 

Rowan Museum’s 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemoration — Tour of Duty: A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans. 202 N. Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

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

26th annual Gold Hill Founders Day— Saturday, Sept. 26: Founder’s Day parade 10 a.m. Saturday. Heritage Living Exhbits, hit & miss engines, blacksiths, wood carvers, arts & crafts, gold panning, tours and hayrides, 63rd NC Troops in Civil War living history encampment with a skirmish at 5 p.m. Gold Hill MInes Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, 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: Re-enactors portraying soldiers, settlers, American Indians. Demonstrations of weapons firings, music, games, more.Admission $3, children under 5 free. 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org

40th Annual OctoberTour Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11, noon to 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $20 HSF members, $25 non-members, day-of tickets $30. See Octobertour.com

 

Fundraisers 

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

Ashamed to Speak’ spoken word poetry event — 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25: Special event to raise awareness about mental health. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Admission $5. All proceeds go to benefit mental health awareness. Features poets, rappers, performers, more. Tickets at ashamedtospeak.eventbright.com or at Dead Ed’s, 123 E. Innes St. downtown. Information on facebook.com/thebettyproject or email bettyprojectworldwide@gmail.com

Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk —1-9 p.m. Oct. 3: Downtown Salisbury, $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Fundraiser for Rowan County Humane Society and Mr. Mikes Kitchen.

19th annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure — 6 a.m. Oct. 3: Festivities at Marshall Park, Charlotte. 5K timed race, 5K non-competitive run/walk, one-mile route, Kid’s Fun Zone, race expo, Survivor’s Village, official NASCAR Pace Car, and entertainment. To register visit www.komencharlotte.org

Bark For Life — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (check-in begins 9 a.m.): 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 human, $40 for two dogs and human, $20 human walker. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. www.relayforlife.org/barkdavidsonnc

West Rowan High School Bands fundraiser — Drawing Dec. 1 for 2014 New Holland Rustler 115 UV (4×4). Winner drawn at halftime of WRHS varsity boys basketball game. 1-4 tickets $20 each; 5 tickets $100 get 6th ticket free. http://westrowanband.weebly.com/atv-raffle.html

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Oktoberfest Beer Tasting.  A sampling of Oktoberfest beers from Germany and the U.S.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18:  World Wide Grenache Day Wine Tasting with Stephanie   $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

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays: RSVP requested. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — • 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. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.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  Harold Bumgarner and Lonesome Road Band. 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: Joe Christian Band and Glory Anthem. 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: Mug Shots Game Night • 7-10 p.m. Fridays: Java Jam open mic night, hosted by Blazin’ Blues Bob, free. Sign up 6-7 p.m. • 7-10 p.m. every first and third Saturday: The Storied Brew Storytelling Night • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Live music, $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. — • 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Coaches Show, live radio remote for Catawba Football • 8:15 Thursdays: Catawba Music Series • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22: Scattered Hamlet with Beitthemeans • 930 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25: the Dallas Moore 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

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. 4-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m.Sunday. $25-$75 per day at ticketmaster.com or 336- 331-3740.

36th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 3-4: Food, crafts, children’s area and live entertainment. Info at www.rowancountync.gov/ GOVERNMENT / Departments/Parks Recreation/DanNicholasPark.aspx

Statesville’s Rescue Ranch Fall Fun Days — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3: Every Saturday in October. Family-friendly arts, crafts, hay art, hay rides, scarecrow contest, straw maze, more. Call early to learn how to enter the Scarecrow Contest. $5 per person, not including pumpkin painting or concessions. 1424 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, 704-768-0909.

49th annual GQ Fiddlers Convention — Saturday Oct. 10: Competition begins 6 p.m.Lunch available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 4 p.m.-until. Information Vivian Hopkins 704-267-9439 or Don Livengood 704-633-5940. East Rowan High School, 175 St. Lukes Church Road.
42nd annual Statesville Balloon Fest — Oct 16: 50+ hot air balloons launch at Statesville Regional Airport. Weather permitting, hot air flights and tethered rides are purchased direct with participating pilots. Also, sanctioned competitions, mass ascensions, a Kids Zone, live entertainment, 5K and Kids Fun Run. Admission $5 to $15. Tickets/information at CarolinaBalloonFest.com

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

Annual Fall Festival at Department of Veterans Affairs — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Friday, Oct. 23: Hosted by Salisbury VA Employees Association, 1601 Brenner Ave., in the Gym. Info Sherry Censi, 704-638-3330. Open to the public.

Happy’s Farm Family Fall Farm Festival — Noon-4 P.M. Saturday, Oct. 24: Meet Chief Steve Silverheels, the son of Tonto’s from the Lone Ranger Show, Happy’s Farm, 985 Parks Road, Salisbury, 704-279-5268 and 704-798-6800 (cell), www.happysfarm.org

 

Classes

PPT’s ‘Cabaret!’ dance master class — 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27: Intensive master class to include dance styles featured in the spring musical “Cabaret!” for ages: 16 and up. Cost: $20. Instructor Tod Kubo. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 20 spots available. Call 704-633-5471 or email md@piedmontplayers.com to sign up.

‘Wake Up, Leonardo!’ Saturday sessions — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24: Be a Playwright. Learn to write dialogue and stage direction for a one-act performance, for grades 3-5. $10, bring lunch • Weaving a Tale, Making Connections with Story and Cloth: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 8 for grades 3-5 • Yoga for Teens: noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12: for grades 9-12 • 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 faithart.bellsouth.org

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.

Note date correction: Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31: Instructor Steve Martin. River Pines Pottery, St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. $50. Preregister at 704-279-9087 or stephensmartin@msn.com

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.

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

Meet authors Joyce and Jim Lavene — 2 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19: Award-winning bestselling mystery and urban fantasy fiction writers presented by Kannapolis Friends of the Library, 704-920-1180. Cabarrus County Public Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis.

Panel discussion/gallery walk reception — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22: Center for Faith & the Arts hosts culminating event of the three session workshop titled, “Educating, Engaging and Empowering the Village.” Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., entrance and parking behind Haven Lutheran Church. 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

Celebrate Life with Abby Johnson — 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6: Annual celebrate life dinner with prolife speaker Abby Johnson, ex-Planned Parenthood clinic director. Free. Great Wolf Lodge. Information at friendsofCWC.org or 704-782-2221.

 

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.

 

Home & Garden

Tonight: 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.

Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners volunteers plant sale — 3-6 p.m. Oct. 13: at the Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.

 

Auditions

PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 19: Gwen Matthews with audition techniques geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth musical “Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn.” $40. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.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 provided. Performance dates Nov. 13-22. Uwharrie Players Club House, 594 E. Main St., Albemarle. Email for info at naculp87@gmail.com

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 ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23: By appointment only. Show dates Nov 9-21. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.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 

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. —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, www.fineframegallery.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. — Sept. 3-Oct. 3: “Moving On with Mixed Emotions,” artist’s reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Karen Frazer’s last solo show in Salisbury before moving to MI. 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 — Sept. 19-Jan. 30: “42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale,” for art no larger than 4” x 4” x 4.” www.waterworks.org

Cabarrus Art Guild’s ‘Street level Gallery,’ 11 Union St., Concord — “Black and White,” photography group displays its work, plus black and white art with a maximum of 10% color. through November. 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

Trips 

JCPrice Alumni bus trip to Baltimore, Md. — Nov. 6-8. For info call 704-603-4146 or 704-633-7162.

Travel with the YMCA — •• 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@ 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 Nights Out — Free space for vendors, artists, crafters, musicians, more for downtown nights out. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

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

Calling all crafters — Accepting applications for annual Fall Festival at Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Friday, Oct. 23 at 1601 Brenner Ave., in the gym. Hosted by Salisbury VA Employees Association. Contact Sherry Censi, 704-638-3330 for application. Festival is open to the public.

Food, beer, merchandise vendors for public events — 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

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Room for artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: All forms of arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com

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. All 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.

Hickory Musical Showcase — 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10: Bands and solo artists may apply. Participants have 20 minutes to set up, perform, and break down at Hickory’s Oktoberfest. Deadline Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. Call Hickory Music Factory 828-308-5659 or contact@hickorymusicfactory or asmith@hickorync.gov

My Time to Shine —  2016 talent showcase fundraising event for Dottie’s Home for Children and Elderly, Woodleaf. Send You-Tube pre-audition video link to dottieg44@hotmail.com to be considered for audition in November and public performance in April. 704-278-3314, www.dottieshomenc.org/

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

Calling all crafters — Fall Festival Oct. 23: Accepting applications for show at Department of Veterans Affairs, 1601 Brenner Ave., in the Gym. Hosted by Salisbury VA Employees Association. Contact Sherry Censi, 704-638-3330 for application. Festival is open to the public.

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. Vendor space is free. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: All forms of arts and culture. 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

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts in outpatient center, emergency dept., gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. Diane Hundley 704-210-5082 or dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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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