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October 2015 Community Calendar

October 1

Salisbury Rowan AARP  1 p.m. Mike Rea of Cannon Pharmacy. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714.


October 2

Ready Rowan Night   5–9 p.m. First Friday www.downtownsalisburync.com.

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


October 3

Community blood drive   9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Troop 350 Eagle Scouts, First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis. Info 704-762-7141. Nursery. Bring donations for Main Street Mission.

Autumn Jubilee  Oct. 3-4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 36th annual at Dan Nicholas Park; Bringle Ferry Road, www.dannicholas.net. 704-216-7803.

Neighborhood clean up  Park Avenue Neighborhood Association, 10 a.m., Park Ave. Community Center, 634 Park Ave, BBQ and social afterward.

6th annual Zombie Walk  Downtown Salisbury 1-9 p.m. Fundraiser for Rowan County Humane Society and Mr. Mikes Kitchen.


October 4

YMCA trip to ‘Beauty and the Beast’   J. F. Hurley YMCA, tickets at 704-636-0111.

Milford Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch  Mondays-Fridays noon–6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.–6 p.m. through Oct. 30. 704-636-0471. 1630 Statesville Blvd.

Sacred Spaces Trolley Tour  2-5 p.m. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org


October 6

YMCA trip Chimney Rock  J. F. Hurley YMCA, 704-636-0111.

Celebrate Life Dinner   6 p.m. with Abby Johnson, ex-Planned Parenthood. Free. Great Wolf Lodge. friendsofCWC.org or 704-782-2221.


October 8

OctoberTour Patrons’ Party   Salisbury Station. $115 or $220 per couple.

The Trip to Bountiful  Old Courthouse Theatre Concord. through Oct. 25, 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Opening Night The Addams Family   7:30 p.m. PPT’s musical comedy, complimentary reception afterward. Also 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10 and 15-16-17. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com


October 9

OctoberTour Luncheon  Rowan Museum, $45, speaker Dr. Gary Freeze.

OctoberTour Night Out   5–9 p.m. www.downtown salisburync.com.

Live at Lee Street: Sam Bush   7:30 p.m. concert, Lee Street theatre, leestreet.org 704-310-5507.


October 10

Rowan Helping Ministries Day at McLaughlin Farmhouse Country Store  8 a.m.–3 p.m., proceeds support RHM food bank West. 15725 Mooresville Highway near Mooresville.

OctoberTour 40th Annual Historic Homes Tour   10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $30. www.Octobertour.com

49th Annual GQ Civitan Fiddler’s Convention  ERHS Granite Quarry, 6:30 p.m. Tickets at 704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439. Don Livengood, dmlivengood@att.net

Dollhouse miniatures exhibit   Mooresville NC dolls & dollhouse miniatures show exhibit, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Entry fee $1. Maria Cannizzaro 704-230-0569.


October 11

OctoberTour 40th Annual Historic Homes Tour   Noon to 5:30 p.m. $30. www.Octobertour.com

Pantheon Arabians Farm open barn party  1-4 p.m.2225 Needmore Road, Woodleaf.

Matinee performance   PPT’s Musical Comedy The Addams Family 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. piedmontplayers.com


October 13

Rowan History Club   7 p.m. “Strike It Rich: Reed Gold Mine.” Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org


October 12-13

Youth auditions   For PPT’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, 4 and 5 p.m. Appointment only. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com


October 13

Plant sale   3-6 p.m., Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners volunteers, Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.


October 14

PPT Value Night   For Musical Comedy The Addams Family 7:30 p.m. $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com


October 15

NC Music Hall of Fame  Inductee ceremony at the Gem Theatre, Kannapolis. northcarolina musichalloffame.org, 704-934-2320

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


October 16

Wickedly Witty Haunted Trolley Tour   Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31. Family Tour 8 and up 6 p.m. Adult Tour 18 and up 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets at  www.visitsalisburync.com/


October 17

Harvest Festival  NC Transportation Museum 9 a.m. Tickets at 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Triumph  Concert with Dr. Renee McCachren, pianist. Salisbury Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Keppel Auditorium, salisburysymphony.org

Annual car show   Antique Auto Club of America. 9 a.m., NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., www.nctrans.org

Spencer Haunted Trolley Tour   Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 24, 30, 31. Tickets at 704-762-9359.

Milford Hills Fun Fair  9 a.m.–2 p.m. 704-636-0471. Milford Hills UMC, 1630 Statesville Blvd.


October 18

Spencer candidates meet & greet  1:30-3:30 p.m. Meet the mayor and aldermen. Sponsored by Spencer Woman’s Club. Held at 100 3rd St., Spencer.


October 21

Waiting for Lefty  Catawba Blue Masque production at Florence Busby Corriher Theate,r 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and 24-25. catawba.edu/theatre


October 22

Meyer Sherman Exhibit  7:30 p.m., exhibit opening reception. Center for Faith & the  Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999, faithart@bellsouth.net


October 23

Homecoming Weekend  Oct. 23-25 at Catawba College, 704-637-4111 www.catawba.edu

Great Gauntlet   Obstacle Course Race Oct.24-25; Rowan County Fair Grounds. thegreatgauntlet.com/events/obstacle-course

VA Employee Annual Fall Festival   Salisbury VA Employee Assoc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1601 Brenner Ave., in the gym. Open to the public. 704-638-3330

Rodeo event   By NC High School and Jr. High Rodeo Association, Oct. 23-25 at the Livengood Arena.


October 24

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band concert  — 3 p.m.:  Fall Band Classics at McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, off the Kannapolis Parkway/George Lyles Boulevard exit, Concord.  Admission $5 for ages of 13-64. Info at www.primetimeband.org

Rockwell Rural Fire Department inaugural Cruise In — 4-7 p.m.: Hot dogs, silent auction, 50/50 drawing, music by 5 Alarm DJ Jason. Free registration for cars, call Tara Hord 704-754-0309.

Gold Hill Ghost Tour  6 p.m.-9 p.m. In Historic Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.historicgoldhill.com

Family Fall Farm Festival   Noon 4 p.m. Meet Chief Steve Silverheels, son of Tonto from the Lone Ranger. Happy’s Farm, 985 Parks Road, 704-279-5268 happysfarm.org

Fall Dance — Support Our Veterans:  Saturday Night Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 24: VFW Post 8989,2500 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Featuring Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band.

Veteran’s PTSD Awareness run   5K Run/Walk 10-11:30 a.m. across from South Rowan YMCA, Landis.

32nd annual Lexington Barbecue Festival  8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.,Lexingon. www.barbecuefestival.com


October 27

Master Dance Class   PPT’s CABARET master dance class, 7 p.m. $20. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com


October 29

The Rocky Horror Show  Accessories encouraged! Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 5-7, 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.


October 31

Music at the Mural  7 p.m. Outdoor concert series at the Mural on W. Fisher St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/

Halloween Funfest  Downtown Salisbury. See www.downtownsalisburync.com

Brunswick Stew  Cleveland Lions Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cleveland Lions Den, Cemetery St.  704-278-0661.


Find continuously updated Halloween listings in every Thursday’s edition of Time Out or at www.salpost.com/timeout


Weekly & Monthly:

First Monday

 Tourism Master Plan committee, noon, Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.

Covenant Community Connection, 5 p.m. City office bldg., 132 N. Main St., www.srhrc.org

Free coffee for veterans, 10 a.m. at Tilley Harley-Davidson.


First Tuesday 

Every Tuesday  Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 a.m., Thelma’s Restaurant.

Every Tuesday  TOPS NC 437, 10 a.m., Lane St. Baptist, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis. 704-938-3634.

Rowan Parkinson’s support group, 1 p.m., , First Presbyterian Church. 704-633-3181.

Rowan County Veteran Council, 6:30 p.m., October meeting  AMVETS 845, 427Link St., Rockwell


First Wednesday

Salisbury Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.


First Thursday

Salisbury Rowan AARP, 1 p.m. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Drive, 704-216-7714

Every Thursday  Kannapolis Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Street and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. cityofkannapolis.com

Every Thursday  People Growing Together Toastmasters, 5:30 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828-310-8491

NAACP general meeting, 7 p.m. Location changes each month.


First Friday

Every Friday  Heavenly Hot Dog Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Olivet UMC, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord.


First Saturday

Every Saturday  Goldmine Toastmasters, 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord.

Every Saturday  Salisbury Rowan Farmers Market, 9 a.m -noon, W. Fisher and S. Jackson streets. S

Every Saturday  Salisbury Historic Trolley Tour, except the 10th, 11 a.m. Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. Tickets at 704-638-3100.


Second Monday 

Celebration of Life, 1 p.m., Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. 980-234-4479.

Multiple Sclerosis support group, 6:30 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA. 704-798-3341, cascotton@carolina.rr.com

Rowan County Beekeepers, 7 p.m., Rowan County Ag. Center, Old Concord Road, Rowan beekeepersassociation @gmail.com


Second Tuesday

Outlook Readers, 10:30 a.m. Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. 704-636-6082, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

Epilepsy support of Rowan/Cabarrus, 6-7:30 p.m., NorthEast Medical Center, Concord. youngcarole@hotmail. com

Rowan County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m., Rowan County Health Dept. , 1811 E. Innes St.

Rowan History Club, 7 p.m., Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.


Second Thursday

Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission 5:15 p.m., City Council Chambers.

AAUW, 6:30 p.m., First UCC  fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St., http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

Circle of Hope support group, 7-8:30 p.m., 2290 Statesville Blvd. Lori Yang, 704-630-0319.


Second Friday

Christian Motorcyclist Association, 7 p.m.Ryan’s, Jake Alexander Blvd. 336-242-4993.

Carolina Historical Association for Metal Detecting, 7:30 p.m., Grace Ridge Club House, 704-310-6321, 336-474-7268


Third Monday 

Old Rowan Fibre Guild, 6:30 p.m., Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., www.faithart.org


Third Wednesday

TLC Support Group for widows/widowers, Powles Funeral Home, 913 W. Main St., Rockwell. 704-279-7241.


Third Thursday

Human Relations Council, 5:30 p.m., City office bldg., 132 N. Main St., 704-638-5217, www.srhrc.org

Rowan Humanists 7 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1900 Brenner Ave. 704-209-3598.


Third Saturday

Astronomical Society of Rowan, 7:30 p.m. 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org


Fourth Monday 

Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.

DAV Chapter 96, 4th Monday 6 p.m., Bldg. 6 of Salisbury VA. Meal $7, at 5 p.m.


Fourth Thursday

Alzheimer’s support group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 704-637-3940.

Rowan Brain Injury support group, 7 p.m., 108 Dorsett Drive, Nadine Cherry 980-622-7732.


Fourth Saturday

R A Clement Association, 9 a.m., Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, Cleveland.

West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council, R.A. Clement Old Bldg. 704-278-9116.


Last Saturday 

Price High school alumni, 3 p.m., Western Star Lodge number 9, 912 Concord Road. 704-633-7162.


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