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Roundabout — What’s Happening Oct. 1-7


PPT presents ‘The Addams Family’ — Tony-nominated musical comedy: Show dates Oct. 8-10 and 14-17 at 7:30 p.m., matinee Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m.  Adults $18, seniors/students $15. 704-633-5471 or www.Piedmont Players.com. 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’ 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

Catawba choral concert ‘Out of This World’ — 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4: First concert of the 2015-2016 academic year, Owmake-Dearborn Chapel, featuring the Catawba Singers, the Catawba Chamber Choir and Catawba PopAC.

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, 175 St. Lukes Church Road. Information: Vivian Hopkins 704-267-9439 or Don Livengood 704-633-5940.

Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band — 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.

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 David Holt  plus jam sessions, raffle prizes, cornhole tournament, Kiddie Corral. food trucks, craft beer. Free with Garden admission. www.DSBG.org. or 704-829-1252.



Kannapolis History Associates: ‘Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow— 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5: The Hilbish Ford story as told by Buddy Hilbish. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Park East of Trinity Methodist, follow signs. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

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

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

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13: “Strike It Rich: Reed Gold Mine.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org


This & That 

Concord Spider Band Alumni Association Alumni Night — Friday, Oct. 30: Also rededicating the CHS band room to Ray Landreth. 6 p.m.  ceremony in CHS band room before the football game. All CHS band alumni, family, parents invited. Alumni invited to join the band in the stands to play during the game. To register or for questions email Jennifer Shatley at jshatley@icloud.com. For information visit www.spiderbandalums.org

RSVP  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.

Events at the Y open to the public — •• 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: Delmonico’s Band Dance, bring a snack to share. $7 per person ••  1:30 p.m., Oct. 19: Medicare Planning 2016, free, must register 704-636-0111 •• Noon, Oct. 28: Lunch & Learn, free, covered dish, must sign up •• J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Horizons Unlimited   shows and programs   —

• Oct. 17, 3 p.m.: Nature Hike at Tom E. Smith Exploratorium: Forest Animals and Habitats. Free • 5 and  7 and 9 p.m. shows: Scavenger hunt and Laser show: Fright Light, and a live sky. $5 per person. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear from Lilly Ave. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Concord’s Cocktail Crawl — Combines the history of NASCAR with legal moonshine during race week. Purchase official Cocktail Crawl Fall 2015 mason jar in advance and use Oct. 2-11. www.concorddowntown.com/events

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.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — Nov. 20-21: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with antiques dealer Michael Hanson. $5 per item, limit two. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdolland toymuseum.com

Toby Tyler Circus — Friday, Nov. 20: Showtimes 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from free -$8 for kids and $9.75-$28  for adults. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. http://tobytyler-circus.com/ or call 941-879-4444



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

7th Annual Fish Fry fund raiser — Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. until. Basket raffles. 1/2 and 1/2 raffle,auction. Dine in or carry out. Parking shuttle service, bounce house, corn hole, playground, music by the Extraordinaires. Fish Fry tickets $10, purchased in advance or at event. Grace Lutheran Church, 3020 Grace Chruch Road, 704-857-8641.

Rowan Helping Ministries Day — at McLaughlin Farmhouse Country Store, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10: Hamburgers/hotdogs  with all the trimmings,  proceeds go to the food bank at Rowan Helping Ministries  West. Bring five canned goods.and receive discount. 15725 Mooresville Highway near Mooresville.

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. 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 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2:  Jason Robinson, general manager of Field Stone Winery of Alexander Valley, Calif. presenting a selection of award-winning wines in a mini wine dinner.  Food catered by Chef Santos.  $20/person ($15/person wine club members).  Limited space, please RSVP • 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 — 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 The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys. 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Mondays, Money Night Football $200 in cash prizes • Tuesdays, Live Trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays Deejay 10 p.m. • 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Painted Man, $10 cover; UFC Fight, no cover • Sundays NFL Ticket • 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: Holy hip hop with Bryan Capa Young and Prophet Kye. 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 — • 7-10 p.m. every first and third Saturday: The Storied Brew Storytelling Night • 6-9 p.m. Thursdays: Mugshots Game night • 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, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Debut of Right Turn Clyde at NN, $5 cover • 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga, $5 per class • 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. — • 10 p.m. Friday: Husky Burnette • Saturday: Zombie After-Party with No Power No Crown followed by The Sticky Bandits •• 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, 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



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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. 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.

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

32nd Annual Lexington  Barbecue Festival — Saturday, Oct. 24: General admission to the festival is free and lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. www.barbecuefestival.com



Free Genealogy for beginners — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17: Presented by Genealogical Society of Rowan County and Edith M. Clark History Room, Rowan Public Library,  201 W. Innes St.  Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org  or call 704-216-8232.

‘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

Community classes at RCCC — Including Core conditioning, Total Body Conditioning, Fitness Instructor Prep and more. Email Sherie.neely@rccc.edu for more information.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

AAUW lecture series — 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8: Janet Hoy on Medicaid Expansion. Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held First United Church of Christ fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St. Use ground entrance at rear of church. Dr. Carol Cody, president, codycarol@ bellsouth.net, http://salisbury-nc. aauw.net



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

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.



PPT youth theatre audition workshop — 9 a.m.-noon  Saturday, Oct. 10: Focus on preparing students to audition for a comedy, specifically geared toward PPT’s upcoming production of ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.’ For elementary-high school. Cost $40. Only 25 spots available.Instructor  Caroline Stephenson. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up.

PPT youth theater to present ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13: Auditions at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., by appointment only. Show dates  Dec 8-19.  704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT presents ‘Welcome To Mitford’ — 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17: Auditions at Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com



Exhibit opening reception for Meyer Sherman — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22: At Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

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

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 “Butterflies and Birds” pastels by Cara Reische and paintings by 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

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. — Through Oct. 3: “Moving On with Mixed Emotions,” 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 — Through 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


County Fairs 

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



Travel with the YMCA —  •• Nov. 10: Shopping trip to Birkdale Village, $15  •• Nov. 29: ‘The Sound of Music’ •• Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore •• Dec. 4, Gaither’s Christmas Home Coming. $35.50  •• Dec. 15, , Festival of Lights (Tangelwood), $18 Jan. 7, 2016: ‘Wicked’ •• 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

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

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

Mt. Mitchell UMC Kannapolis fifth annual Autumn Fest — 9 a.m.-6p.m. Oct. 17:  Seeking vendors and demonstrators. Email for application jswchildofgod@gmail.com or mtmitchell@ctc.net or call Janice at 704-796-1671 with questions.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 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 Department of Veterans Affairs, 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.

Holiday Faire at the First Ministry Center — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 7:  Seeking independent vendors and crafters. All proceeds after expenses go to Good Shepherd’s Clinic. Sponsored by Singled Out Sunday school Class of First Baptist Church. Deadline  Oct. 30. Contact Joyce 704-636-0061 or Rod 704-433-0431 for information.

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Free space for vendors, artists, crafters, musicians, more for downtown nights out. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

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

49th annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention — 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.

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

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

Hickory Musical Showcase — 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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 is 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Friday, 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.

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

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


Call for volunteers 

Park Avenue Neighborhood Association neighborhood clean up — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: Meet at Park Ave. Community Center, 634 Park Ave. BBQ and social afterward, around 12:30 p.m.

Rowan Helping Ministries ‘Trick or Treat So Others May Eat’ canned food drive — Youth groups (church, Scouts, sports teams, etc) needed to canvass neighborhoods Oct. 18-25 to drop off and pick up canned food collection bags. Food will be dropped off and weighed Oct. 25 at a Pizza Party for participants at RHM.  The team collecting the most food will be presented the “Heavyweight Champions” trophy. A meeting for adult team leaders 6-7 p.m. Oct. 8at RHM shelter, 217 N. Long St.Information: Emily Huffman, 704-637-6838, ext. 112.

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Volunteers needed to pick up donated food at local restaurants and grocery stores (truck, van, or SUV needed); stock and pack food for Food Pantry clients; do intake interviews on clients needing financial assistance; do laundry in the shelter. Volunteer groups needed to cook and serve meals in Jeannie’s Kitchen at lunch and breakfast on weekdays. Information: Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

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 Health 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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Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators


Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police


Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies


After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status


39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual


Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership


Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education


After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

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Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both


East Spencer after school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status


Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame


Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame


J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine


13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose


10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week


North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire


UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread


Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10


Update: $1.9 trillion relief bill passes House, moves on to Senate


Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely


Update: FDA follows advisers’ recommendation, OKs single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J


Post wins 18 N.C. Press Association Awards


Cooper vetoes bill that would force K-12 schools to reopen


Lanning named Spencer’s fire chief