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Arts & Entertainment news Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Music at the Mural — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Wayward Reason performs at the outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at www.salisburync.gov/play or 704-216-PLAY.

Toddler Time Art at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. Inspire your young child’s imagination and self-expression with art activities. Toddlers will discover art hands-on through sculpture, painting, story time, a tactile table, and more. Art classes are suitable for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Debbie Hoffman. $20 members/$30 nonmembers. Sign at Waterworks Visual Arts Center at 123 East Liberty St. or call 704-636-1882. Sign up online at www.waterworks.org

RSVP for Salisbury Wine Shop dinner

Salisbury  Wine Shop will host a sit-down formal French Bordeaux wine tasting on Friday at 6 p.m., with Lauren Thurlow with Tryon Distributing. $10/person ($5/person Wine Club Members).  Limited seating.  Please RSVP to Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St, email sws@salisburywinehsop.com or call 704-636-5151.

RSVP for annual Veteran appreciation dinner — Annual Veteran appreciation dinner in the former JCPenney at West End Plaza from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. RSVP by Nov. 1 by call or text at 704-639-4321 or sign up at Thelma’s Restaurant, 704-267-6219.

Relay for Life 2016 Team Rally

6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Team leaders, members and anyone interested in fighting cancer are welcome. Join a team, start a team, bring a team. The Relay for Life event is May 7 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Visit www.relayforlife.org/rowannc

The 56th annual Holiday Caravan Parade 

Float entry deadline date is Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. • Parade date is Wednesday, Nov. 25 • Start time: Spencer 2 p.m. and Salisbury 3 p.m. • Visit www.HolidayCaravanParade.com for more information.

MURDOCK Study to host appreciation event Saturday

KANNAPOLIS — As a thank you to nearly 12,000 people who have enrolled in the MURDOCK Study, Duke University will host a free community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the NC Research Campus. The second annual event will include the MURDOCK Mile, a new 1-mile fun run/walk, starting at 9 a.m. in front of the Core Laboratory Building at 150 Research Campus Drive, and other activities including health screenings, yoga, Zumba, line dancing and face painting will continue until noon. The event is open to the community, and people are encouraged to come dressed in costume. The best costumes will win prizes. A deejay on the main stage will entertain the crowd. As part of the celebration, MURDOCK Study participants and their friends and family can tour Duke University’s new office in the NCRC Medical Plaza, located at 201 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Ste. 300, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kannapolis History Associates host show & tell

KANNAPOLIS — 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St. Bring a couple of items to the next meeting that have special meaning or that bring back memories pertaining to Kannapolis or Cabarrus county. Details at 704-796-0803.

Shana Tucker – from Cirque Du Soleil to the Davis Theatre

CONCORD —  Not only has Shana Tucker given her unique genre its own name, “ChamberSoul,” but she has even trademarked it. A singer, songwriter and cellist, she credits the development of ChamberSoul to her jazz and classical roots blended with 1980s and 1990s pop music, movie sound tracks and world music. Tucker’s style and sound as been described as a mash-up of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers. Tucker will be joined by three other musicians for an evening of ChamberSoul, cello and songs Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S.  Tickets are $34  at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

2015 Cotton Ketchie Award 

Mooresville artist Cotton Ketchie selected  Ashville artist Ann Vasilik’s painting “Oh, to be back in Beynac” for the Cotton Ketchie Award at the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 70th juried exhibit. The exhibit can be seen at Mooresville Arts Depot in historic downtown Mooresville. The exhibit of 70 juried paintings by North Carolina artists will be on display until Nov. 25. Admission is free.


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