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2016 Community Calendar of Events

Includes 250+ events through December 2016 from more than 40 local organizations

JANUARY

Jan. 1, 9 a.m. 

Resolution 5K, Salisbury Rowan Runners starts at The Forum. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Jan 2, 7-10 p.m. 

Delmonico’s Band at the YMCA, $7, bring a snack to share. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

Jan. 4-5, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Youth auditions by appointment only: “The Taming Of The Shrew,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471. piedmontplayers.com

Jan 5, 6 p.m.

Relay For Life of Rowan County NC Kick-off Team Rally, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Other 2016 Team Rallies on Tuesdays, Feb. 2, Mar. 1, and Apr. 5.

Jan 6, 3:15 p.m.

Salisbury Community Appearance Commission, Grants Review Committee, Council Chamber, 217 S. Main St. to discuss Municipal Service District and Innes St. Grant requests.

Jan. 7, 1 p.m.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Ave. Steve Simpson on Senior Services available. Installation of officers and refreshments. Free. Seniors 50+. 704-216-7714.

Jan. 9, 7-10 a.m. 

Cleveland Lions Breakfast – Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. Supports visually- and hearing-impaired research and services. Cleveland Lions Club, 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net

Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Chatham County Line, LIVE at Lee Street concert series, Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. , $25+tax leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Jan. 12, 7 p.m. 

History Club, WWI patriotic fervor, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. rowanmuseum@fibrant.com 704-633-5946

Jan. 17, 3 p.m. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration & Humanitarian Awards Day, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. joyful3@carolina.rr.com 704-636-6547

Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Teams Sweet Potato Queens and F&M Bank Dream Team host Tutus, Tiaras and Fun with Zumba Fitness, F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St.,$10 donation. All proceeds to Relay For Life of Rowan County NC and American Cancer Society.

Jan. 20, 3-4 p.m. 

Seminar at the YMCA: Diabetes Academy presents “Just been diagnosed, what to do?” Free, must sign up. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Jan. 21-23 and Jan. 28-30, 7:30 p.m.

“Broadway Lullabies,” Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. , leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Jan. 22 and 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Antiques Appraisal Fair, Road show Style. $5/ item. Limit 2. Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St. Spencer. 704-762-9359 spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Jan. 23. 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Oyster Roast – 11th Annual at F&M Trolley Barn. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. 123 E. Liberty St. 704.636.1882 waterworks.org

Jan. 25, 5 p.m.

Rowan County Veterans: meal followed by business meeting at VAMC Salisbury Bldg. 6 Social room.

Jan. 27, Noon 

American Red Cross Lunch & Learn, free, covered-dish, must sign up, YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Jan. 28, 6 p.m.

Chamber 90th Annual Gala: The Depot. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Jan. 28, 6 p.m.

Rowan County Veterans Service Office seminar on services offered. Guest Linette Baker,  associate director. 2727 Old Concord Road, Rowan County Agricultural Center, RSVP to 704-216-8138 for reservations.

Jan. 28-31 & Feb. 3-6, 7 p.m.

Auditions: “Welcome to Mitford,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

Jan. 29

Milford Hills UMC BBQ Pork, lunch or supper. Eat in, drive through, delivery for group orders. 704-636-0471 office@milfordhillumc.org

Jan. 31, 2 p.m.

Novant Health Winter Flight 8K, Salisbury Rowan Runners, Catawba College. salisburyrowanrunners.org . ½ mile fun run, 5K walk, 8K run; Proceeds to Rowan Helping Ministries

 

FEBRUARY

Feb. 6, 2-5 p.m. 

You Are Precious In His Eyes Annual Fundraiser. Capstone Recovery Center; Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive. 704-749-0797 capstonerecoverycenter.org

Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m.

20th annual Father Daughter Dance, $8 fathers / $6 daughters, Salisbury Civic Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 704- 216-2708 vkoon@salisburync.gov salisburync.gov

Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

‘Lovers,’ NC Symphony, Keppel Auditorium. salisburysymphony.org

Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.

Business After Hours: Cloninger Ford, cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Feb. 9, 5:30–7 p.m. Rowan Public Library, China Grove. Feb. 16, W. Fisher St. Feb. 23, Rockwell. Chocolate Festival (for teens).

Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

History Club, John Wiseman: Father of Sparks Circus, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St

Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks new brand unveiled 704-633-4221 cdeese@rowanchamber.com

Feb. 19-27

“The Taming Of The Shrew.” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

Feb. 20, 3-5 p.m. 

African American Fashion Show at The Spencer Women’s Club, 100 Third St. $10 Sponsored by Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St. Spencer. 704-762-9359 spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Feb. 23-27, 7:30 p.m.

“Eurydice,” Hedrick Little Theatre, Catawba College

Feb. 23, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Castlebay in Concert, W. Fisher St. Concert featuring the duo from Maine playing music from New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Admission free. Sample Castlebay’s music at castlebay.net

Feb. 25-27 and March 3-5, 7:30 p.m.

“The Parchman Hour.” Songs and stories of the 1961 freedom riders. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Feb. 26,  11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Lunch and Dinner Fundraiser, VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave., 704-636-5700, www.HumaneSociety OfRowanCountyNC.org or humanesocietyofrowancounty@windstream.net

Feb. 26, 5-8 p.m.

24th annual Salisbury Civil War show, buy, sell, trade pre-Civil War through WWI. Admission $5 adults. Cornerstone Church Event Center, 315 Webb Road. 704-850-4278.

Feb. 27, Noon-3 p.m.

Third annual Polar Plunge, Elk’s River Park off of Long Ferry Road. Music, food, giveaways, costumes and The Plunge. 704-654-6892. Proceeds raised benefit Special Olympics of Rowan County.

 

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

224th annual Salisbury Civil War show, buy, sell, trade pre-Civil War through WWI. Admission $5 adults. Cornerstone Church Event Center, 315 Webb Road. 704-850-4278.

Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss. ‘Day of all Days.’ RPL, Rockwell.

Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

‘Journeys, a Musical Exploration of Time and Space,’ music devoted to the journey of life presented by Catawba Singers, Chamber Choir, PopAC. Dearborn-Omwake Chapel, Catawba College. Free, open to the public.

Feb. 29 & Mar. 1, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Youth auditions by appointment: “Junie B. Jones: the musical.” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

 

MARCH

Mar. 2

Salisbury Rowan Newcomers: Game and Card Party charity event to benefit “Food for Thought” Salisbury Civic Center

Mar. 3, 10 a.m.

Bridge lessons begin; ten weekly lessons for beginners or rusty former players. $55 including 300-page textbook, ACBL accredited teacher. RSVP to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Ave., 704-633-7862.

Mar. 4, 2-3 p.m. 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss. ‘Day of all Days.’ RPL, China Grove.

Mar. 5-6

Easter craft and vendor show Rowan County Fairgrounds. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info at 704-640-2326 or randall.bar43@yahoo.com

Mar. 8, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Meals on Wheels annual BBQ Fundraiser; First Presbyterian Church, prepared by College BBQ $8; Dine in or take out. mowrowan@charlotte.twcbc.com

Mar. 8, 7 p.m.

History Club, Dolly Madison’s scarlet dress; Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

Mar. 10-19 

“Cabaret,” the 1966 Broadway hit. The Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

Mar. 11, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. March 12, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Milford Hills UMC Spring Consignment Sale. Fellowship Hall. 704-636-0471 office@milfordhillsumc.org.

Mar. 12, 7-10 a.m. 

Cleveland Lions Breakfast – Lions’ Den, Cemetery St., Cleveland. Supports visually- and hearing-impaired research and services. Cleveland Lions Club 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net

Mar. 12, 9 a.m. 

St. Patrick’s Day 5K, Salisbury Fire Department, J.F. Hurley YMCA salisburyrowanrunners.org

Mar. 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Rowan Reading Rendezvous, RPL, W. Fisher St. Meet local, regional, and national authors. Books for sale, proceeds benefiting the Friends of Rowan Public Library.

Mar. 12, 7:30 p.m.

“Remembrance,” Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium. salisburysymphony.org

Mar. 14-15, 7 p.m. 

Auditions for “A Time To Kill.” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

Mar. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Business After Hours – TBA cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Mar. 17, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Millbridge Ruritan – Salute to Agri-business. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Mar. 17, 2 p.m. 

“Dollar-a-Day Boys!” Musical tribute to the CCC. RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Bill Jamerson music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Mar. 18, 7:30 p.m.

MIPSO — Live at Lee Street, $20+tax. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Mar. 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Egg Hunt and Community Fun Day, Free, Kelsey Scott Park. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Mar. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sacred Places Tour, Western Rowan Churches and Cemeteries. Ticketed event. Historic Salisbury Foundation. 704-636-0103 historicsalisbury.org

Mar. 26 

Easter Egg Hunt & Springfest at Historic Gold Hill: goldhillnc.com

Mar. 29, 7–9 p.m. Darrell Connor and the Country Music Legends Band in Concert. RPL 201 W. Fisher St. Admission is free.

Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 7:30 p.m.

“Woyzeck.” Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College.

 

APRIL

Apr. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Colonial Spring Frolic, Old Stone House. 770 Old Stone House Road.

April 5, 5:30–7 p.m. Teen Annual Poetry Slam at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Each round judged by a panel of judges and the audience. All middle and high school students eligible. rowanpubliclibrary.org for contest rules.

Apr. 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., April 9, 1-4 p.m.

Annual museum yard sale, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

Apr. 8, 5-9 p.m.

Friendship Banquet with lecture at Landmark Church; 19th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium; Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

Apr. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

19th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. Six lectures scheduled at Catawba College, 704-637-6411

April 9, 6-8 p.m

Rowan County Fair Association Oyster Roast, sponsored by Faith and Spencer Jaycees, at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Get tickets at RC Fairgrounds or 704-640-2326.

Apr. 9, 6-10 p.m. 

Pass the Plate Fundraiser, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, music by Petty Disguise.

For Rowan Helping Ministries at Morgan Ridge Vineyards, Gold Hill, 704-637-6838, ext. 103 kmueller@rowanhelpingministries.org

Apr. 10, 10 a.m.-noon

Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. Two free public memorial services at Salisbury National Cemetery and Old Lutheran Cemetery; afternoon tour of Prison site for Symposium registrants. 704-637-6411

Apr. 10, 2-4 p.m.

Hurley Park Spring Celebration, Free, Hurley Park 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Apr. 10, 4 p.m.

“Animals Family Concert.” Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium. salisburysymphony.org

Apr. 11, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours: NSSA. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Apr. 12, 7 p.m.

History Club, The Cherokee removal. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

Apr. 12, 8 a.m.

Glenn Shephard Seminar. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Apr. 12, 6 p.m.

Annual Meeting, Salisbury Station: 215 Depot St. Free, drinks and appetizers, Historic Salisbury Foundation. 704-636-0103 historicsalisbury.org

Apr. 14-16 and 21-23, 7:30 p.m.

“The Last Five Years.” Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Apr. 14-23

“Junie B. Jones the musical.” Piedmont Players Youth Theatre at The Norvell, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

Apr. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

10th annual Touch a Truck, Free, Downtown Salisbury, First Bank and Salisbury Post parking lots. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Apr. 20-23, 7:30 p.m.

“Outrageous Dance Project,” Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Partnering with professional dance company Ballet Pensacola.

Apr. 21, 7:30 a.m.

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks. Healthcare cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Apr. 22, 9 a.m.

Earth Day on the Greenway Exploratory. Free: Prescott Section of the Salisbury Greenway (Overton Elementary) 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Apr. 29, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. & April 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Biannual Salisbury Rowan Quilters’ Guild show, First Baptist Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St. $5.

April 29, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

FUMC Spring Fest, First United Methodist Church of Salisbury fellowship hall, fundraiser/silent auction, proceeds go toward rebuilding children’s outdoor playground, lunch and dinner available.

Apr. 30, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 

Fancy Nancy Tea Party. RPL, Rockwell. Wear a feather boa, tutu, shiny slippers, or fairy wings. Program intended for girls ages 4-8. RSVP to 704-216-7842.

Apr. 30

The Amazing Grace Race sponsored by Salisbury Jobs for Life-Saturday. Road Rally Fund Raiser. Teams contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431

Apr. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

St. Paul’s Cruise ’n Barbecue Poker Cruise Port-a-Pit event: 205 St. Paul’s Church Road. 704-239-1172. facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue

Apr. 30, 6-9 p.m.

10th annual Mother Son Luau. $8 mothers / $6 sons: Salisbury Civic Center. Ticket sales begin Apr. 4, must be purchased in advance. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

 

MAY

May 1, 7:30 a.m. 

Buck Hurley Triathlon, J.F. Hurley YMCA salisburyrowanrunners.org

May 5-14 

“A Time To Kill.” The Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

May 5, 2–7 p.m. 

Trade Show & Business After Hours cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

May 6, 7 & 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Rowan Public Library Annual Book Sale. RPL 201 W. Fisher St. Items priced $2 or less.

May 6, 8 p.m. 

TWAM 5K, Teens With a Mission, First Presbyterian Church. salisburyrowanrunners.org

May 7

Meals on Wheels Itchin for a Kitchen Gala at F&M Trolley Barn. Meals on Wheels of Rowan mowrowan@charlotte.twcbc.com

May 7

Annual Gold Rush Days in Historic Gold Hill, goldhillnc.com

May 7, Noon-10 p.m.

Relay For Life Walk the Track to support American Cancer Society. 704-640-3463, rowankidswalk@hotmail.com

May 7, 11 a.m. 

Fur Fun 5k Run/Walk for the PAWs: $20, Salisbury Civic Center. Proceeds benefit construction of Salisbury’s first dog park. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

May 7, 7:30 p.m.

“Musical Pops,” High School Musicals. Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium. salisburysymphony.org

May 10, 7 p.m. 

History Club, special forces in Vietnam. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

May 13 & 14

Rowan Blues and Jazz Society, Railway Arts District, Kerr and Lee St. rbjs@carolina.rr.com 704-636-3277

May 14

Salisbury Academy 5K, Salisbury Academy; salisburyrowanrunners.org

May 14, 1 p.m.

Patriotic Program and Military Awards Bestowal Service. Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library. Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411 southpaws@fibrant.com

May 14, 6-9 p.m.

10th annual Middle School Prom. $10. Salisbury Civic Center. Ticket sales begin Apr. 11. Must be purchased in advance. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

May 15, 4 p.m.

St. John’s Men’s Chorus, Spring Benefit Concert, Sanctuary, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.

May 19-21 & 26-28, 7:30 p.m.

“Shipwrecked.” Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

May 19, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks; Leadership Rowan Graduation. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

May 20-21

“A Night On The Stage” fundraiser. The Meroney, 213 S. Main St. World class entertainment and dinner by Chef Santos. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

May 21 all day

George Washington visit and celebration: downtown Salisbury

May 21, evening 

George Washington Ball, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

May 26, 6 p.m.

Preservation Awards, Salisbury Station: 215 Depot St. Ticketed event, drinks and dinner. Historic Salisbury Foundation. 704-636-0103 historicsalisbury.org

May 28, 8:30 a.m. 

Bare Bones 5K, Knox Middle School. salisburyrowanrunners.org

May 28

Gold Hill Bike Ride in Historic Gold Hill, goldhillnc.com

May 31-June 1, 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Youth auditions by appointment only: “The Wizard of Oz” at The Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471. piedmontplayers.com

May 31-June 1, 7 p.m.

Auditions for “Hands on a Hardbody,” The Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

 

JUNE

June 4, 8 p.m. 

12th annual Pops at the Post: The Salisbury Symphony and Friends in Downtown Salisbury at the Salisbury Post Loading Dock. Free Concert. salisburysymphony.org

June 10, 9 p.m.

Main Street Challenge 5K, China Grove Fire Department. salisburyrowanrunners.org

June 11, 7-10 a.m. 

Cleveland Lions Breakfast – Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. Supports visually- and hearing-impaired research and services. Cleveland Lions Club 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net

June 12, 1 p.m. 

Exhibit opens: “Mama, why does the water have a color?” Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

June 13, 5-7 p.m.

Business After Hours – TBA cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

June 14, 7 p.m. 

History Club: A taste of history Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

June 16-18, 7:30 p.m.

“Diversified,” 10 minute play festival. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

June 16

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord. Main Stage Jim Quick & Coastline. North Stage Pluto for Planet.  www.concorddowntown.com

June 20-24

Elementary camp 1. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

June 24

Friends of the Symphony Golf Tournament at Country Club of Salisbury

 

JULY

July 11, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours: Courtyard by Marriott. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

July 11-15

Middle school camp (overnight 14th) Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

July 14-23

Piedmont Players youth theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz,” The Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471. piedmontplayers.com

July 16, 8 a.m.

5k Run/Walk for the Salisbury Greenway: $20 pre-registration, $25 day of, $10 fun run: Knox Middle School. salisburync.gov/play 704- 216-2708 salisburyrowanrunners.org

July 18-21

Journeys: College and Career Readiness for High School students, Sponsored by Salisbury Jobs for Life. Rod 704-633-0431.

July 21-24 and 28-30

“August: Osage County.” St. Thomas Players at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

July 21

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord. Main Stage Fantastic Shakers. North Stage Jay Mathey Band.  www.concorddowntown.com

July 25-29 

Civil war camp (middle school) Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

July 28 – Aug. 6

Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Hands on a Hardbody,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com

July 30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dragon Boat Festival: The Shrine Club. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

July 30

Village Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill, goldhillnc.com

 

AUGUST

Aug. 5-6

Singled Out ministries annual sale, First Ministry Center of First Baptist, 220 N. Fulton St. 704-633-0431

Aug. 5 

Deadline for artwork submissions for cover of 2017 Rowan Helping Ministries’ Christmas Honor Card. 704-637-6838 kmueller@rowanhelpingministries.org

Aug. 8-12

Elementary camp 2, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

Aug. 13, 4:30 p.m.

“Night at the Museums.” Rowan Museum and Spencer Toy & Doll Museum.

Aug. 15, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours – Campaign Kick-off. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Aug. 18

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord. Main Stage Band of Oz. North Stage Mike Strauss band.  www.concorddowntown.com

Aug. 20

Hot Summer Nights in Historic Gold Hill, goldhillnc.com

Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Woodleaf Tomato Festival, 10th Year Celebration. Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf. 704-278-4248 woodleaftomatofestival@yahoo.com

Aug. 25-26

Leadership Rowan Retreat. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Aug. 26 & 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Antiques Appraisal Fair, Roadshow Style. $5/ item. Limit 2 items. 108 Fourth St., Spencer. 704-762-9359 spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

 

SEPTEMBER

Sep. 2, 8 a.m. 

Sunset Run 5K, United Way, Rowan Public Library. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Sep. 3, 7-10 a.m.

Joe Hall Memorial Breakfast – Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. , Cleveland; for two West Rowan High School Scholarships. Full breakfast. Cleveland Lions Club 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net

Sep. 9-10, 3 p.m.-10 a.m.

Fall Family Campout, $20 per tent (up to 4 people), $5 each additional person: Salisbury Community Park. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Sep.9-28; Wednesdays 12-1:30 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Jam. Free: Eastern Gateway Park. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sep 10, 8 a.m.-noon

Milford Hills UMC Fall Consignment Sale. Fellowship Hall. 704-636-0471 office@milfordhillsumc.org.

Sep. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Business After Hours – TBA cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Sep. 13, 7 p.m.

History Club. NC’s folk music history, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

Sep. 15, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Sep. 15, 7–8 p.m. 

Family Storytelling Concert at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St.

Sep. 15

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord. Main Stage Too Much Sylvia. North Stage Below the Belt.  www.concorddowntown.com

Sept. 16-17

Rowan County KCBS-sanctioned BBQ event,  open to the  public, free admission, entertainment by Darrell Harwood. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

 

Sep. 17, 9 a.m.

Rowan Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s; NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. Caitlyn Haffey; chaffey@alz.org 980-498-7725 act.alz.org/Kannapolis

Sep. 17, 4-8 p.m.

Annual Germanfest at the Old Stone House. 770 Old Stone House Road

Sep. 24

Founder’s Day in Historic Gold Hill, goldhillnc.com

 

OCTOBER

Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park, 704-216-7803

Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. 

Patrons’ Party, Salisbury Station: 215 Depot St. Ticketed event. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103 historicsalisbury.org

Oct. 7-31, Mon-Fri noon-5 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Milford Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch. All profit to missions, local and beyond. 704-636-0471 office@milfordhillsumc.org.

Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.

OctoberTour Luncheon, ticketed event, speaker included. octobertour.com

Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Oct. 9, Noon-5:30 p.m.

OctoberTour of Historic Homes. 226 S. Jackson St. and other private historic homes in Rowan Co. Ticketed event; ticket good for both days, 10-13 historic home tours. octobertour.com

Oct. 8-9

Bank St. and Open Air Art Market. 200-300 W. Bank St. Free. Live Music, food and crafts available to purchase. octobertour.com

Oct. 8-9 

Civil War Encampment, location TBD. Free. octobertour.com

Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m.

After Hours Plein Air Artist reception, 226 S. Jackson St. lawn. Free. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103 historicsalisbury.org

Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention. East Rowan High School. Lanny Merrell, Granite Quarry Civitan Club. 704-213-1992

Oct. 8

VAEA 5K, Employees Association, VA Medical Center salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours: David Post Law Firm. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

History Club: Integrating American Legion Baseball. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave..

Oct. 15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Autumn Craft Show: $35 indoor vendors, $25 outdoor vendors: Salisbury Civic Center. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Oct. 15, 6:30-11 p.m. Fundraiser – 8th Big Chili Cook-Off at F&M Trolley Barn. Benefits Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704.636.1882 waterworks.org

Oct. 16-23

Trick or Treat So Others May Eat, canned food drive for Youth Groups. Rowan Helping Ministries 704-637-6838, ext. 112 ehuffman@rowanhelpingministries.org

Oct. 18 & 19

Friends of the Symphony Southeastern Orchestra volunteer association round table, time TBA

Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Oct. 23

Spooky Sprint 5K, Rowan Rotary, Catawba College. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m.

Halloween Fun Fest: $5 per person: Downtown Salisbury (Salisbury Post parking lot). 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Oct. 29

Trick or Treat in the Village Shops in Historic Gold Hill. goldhillnc.com

Oct. 29

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill. goldhillnc.com

Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Brunswick Stew at Lions’ Den Cemetery St., Cleveland. Eat in or take out. 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net

 

NOVEMBER

Nov. 5

Holiday Faire: Salisbury’s Christmas Craft Show; First Ministry Center of First Baptist, 220 N. Fulton St. Joyce Curl. 704-636-0061 or Rod 704-633-0431 for vendor info.

Nov. 6, 10 a.m.

North Carolina Cyclo-cross Series Race: Salisbury Community Park. nccyclocross.com, 704- 216-2708 vkoon@salisburync.gov salisburync.gov

Nov. 8, 4 p.m. 

History Club, Civil rights & wrongs in the 20th century, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Nov 10, 6:30 p.m.

Antiques Show Patron’s Party, 63rd annual, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Nov 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Antiques Show, 63rd annual, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Nov. 12

Share the Care 5K, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours – TBA cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Nov. 19

Lighting of the Fall Fires in Historic Gold Hill. goldhillnc.com

Nov. 29

Rowan Helping Ministries’ Giving Tuesday Campaign. Online giving campaign supports worldwide charities: www.rowanhelpingministries.org

 

DECEMBER

Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candy Cane Hunt. Free, City Park Lake, 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon

Brunch with Santa: $6 each or $20 per family of 4: Salisbury Civic Center. Pre-registration required. 704- 216-2708 vkoon@salisburync.gov salisburync.gov

Dec. 3, 2 p.m. 

Annual Cleveland Christmas Parade. Sponsored by Cleveland Lions Club, 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net

Dec. 3

Santa Run for Charity 5K, Millbridge Ruritan Building. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Gingerbread house workshop, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Dec. 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Holiday Pajama Express, RPL, China Grove. Fun, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Wear your favorite holiday pajamas. 704-216-7729.

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

History Club, Show and share. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Dec. 9-11

Christmas in the Village in Historic Gold Hill. goldhillnc.com

Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

St. John’s Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert, St. John’s Lutheran, 200 W. Innes St.

Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours: Novant Health. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Dec. 15 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Dec. 23, 6 p.m. and Dec. 24, 7-10 a.m.

Cleveland Christmas BBQ – Boston butts and turkeys, available for pick up at Lions’ Den, Cemetery St., Must pre-order. 704-278-0661, Elaine Hewitt.hewclem@bellsouth.net

Dec. 24, 9 p.m.

Candlelight Christmas Service, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.

Dec 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Jan 1, noon-4 p.m.

Old Christmas, 31st annual, Old Stone House. 770 Old Stone House Road. rowanmuseum@fibrant.com 704-633-5946

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight. 

New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower. Free: Bell Tower Park 704-216-2708 salisburync.gov

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-midnight

New Year’s Eve Tomato Drop at Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, 704-278-4248 woodleaftomatofestival@yahoo.com

 

Recurring Events WEEKLY

Mondays, Feb. 29 & March 7, March 14, 12:15 p.m.

Music and Meditation

Chapel, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.,

Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays 5:30-7 p.m.

Refresh & Relax Yoga

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., inspiredwellness@bellsouth.net, www.faithart.org/classes

Fridays 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sale

Mount Olivet UMC, 301 Mt. Olivet Road. 704-782-8846 www.mtochurch.com Free delivery over $10, take-out available.

Rowan Public Library 

— Jan. 12-May 10. Tuesdays 4- 5 p.m.: Chapter Chats Book Club for ages 14-17 primarily for participants with developmental or intellectual disabilities, but all are welcome; Yosties, 202 N. Main St, Faith 704-216-7842, rowanpubliclibrary.org

— Tail Waggin’ Tutors 7-9 years old (1st-3rd grade) reserve a 15-minute session to read aloud to a therapy dog. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. 704-216-8234 or RPL 110 Broad St, Rockwell, Mondays 3:30 p.m. 704-216-7842

January all month

— Reading with Ringling: ends Jan. 31; all library locations. Ages 2-12 read and report to receive voucher for free ticket to Ringling Bros.& Barnum & Bailey Circus Jan. 27-31, Charlotte. 704-216-8234 or rowanpubliclibrary.org.

— Blacklight Party for teens: 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 12 at RPL China Grove • Jan. 19 RPL Salisbury • Jan. 26 RPL Rockwell. Create your own blacklight. Bring your own smart phone and tablet.

 

Recurring Events MONTHLY

May 27, Jun. 10, Jun. 24, Jul. 8, Jul. 22, Aug. 5, 8 p.m

Movies in the Park Pre-movie entertainment 8 p.m., movie begins 9 p.m. Free: City Park 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

May 28, Jun. 25, Jul. 30, Aug. 27, Sep. 24: 8 p.m.

Music at the Mural 

Free: W. Fisher St. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

First Mondays, 10 a.m.

Veteran’s Voices 

Free coffee for all military active or retired.

Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive 704-638-6044

Second Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Rowan Republican Exec. Committee

Starting Jan. 14, J Newton Cohen Room, 130 W. Innes St.

Rowan Public Library 

— Mar. 29, 6–7 p.m. Book Bites Book Club RPL China Grove. Free. Different book each month with refreshments. 704-216-7841.

— RPL Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Teens provide input on library’s teen programming and book selection and discuss current events.  Monthly at each library •  4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan 5, Feb 2, March 1, May 3, RPL HQ 201 W. Fisher St.

• Jan 12, Feb 9, March 8, April 12, RPL 110 Broad St, Rockwell • Jan 14, Feb 11, March 24, April 7, RPL 920 Kimball Road, China Grove

— Anime Club (for teens) 4:30-5:30 p.m. second  Tuesdays, RPL 201 W. Fisher St., Feb. 9, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10.

— Computer Basics Class, RPL 201 W. Fisher St., Jan. 12, Feb 7, Mar. 8, 7- 8:30 p.m. • Jan. 28 & Feb. 25, 9:30-11 a.m.

— Genealogical Beginners Class, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, RPL 201 W. Fisher St.

-— Genealogy Class. Feb 27, May 14, July 9, Sep. 17: 10 a.m noon, RPL 201 W. Fisher St.

— iPad Class Jan. 26, Feb 23, Mar. 22, 7- 8 p.m. RPL 201 W. Fisher St. Pre-register, bring your own iPad and valid Apple ID. https://appleid.apple.com/. Paul Birkhead 704-216-8242

— Book Chats. Book discussion group Feb. 18, 4:15-5 p.m. for 2nd – 3rd grades • Mar. 3, 4:15-5 p.m. 3rd – 4th grades • Mar.31, 4:15-5 p.m. 4th – 5th grades • RPL 920 Kimball Road, China Grove

 

RECURRING PROGRAMS

Jan. 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Jobs for Life Interviews First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St. Rod Kerr, 704-633-0431 rod@fbcsalisbury.org

Feb. 1-29.

African American Doll Exhibit

Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St. Spencer 704-762-9359 spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Feb 3-April 10; 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Sundays

Jobs for Life Classes First Ministry Center 220 N. Fulton St., Rod Kerr, 704-633-0431

Mar. 1

Camp Cannon registration opens

Camp runs each week from June 6-July 29; no camp week of July 4. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, 704-721-7198

June 23, July 28, Aug 25. 6-8 p.m.

History on Tap Events. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103 historicsalisbury.org

Aug. 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 6-8:30 p.m.

Jobs for Life Interviews

First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St. Rod Kerr, 704-633-0431 rod@fbcsalisbury.org

Sept. 7-Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays.

Jobs for Life Classes

First Ministry Center 220 N. Fulton St., Rod Kerr, 704-633-0431

STEM Summer Program For rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th graders. Tentative dates July 5-7; July 11-14; July 18-21; July 25-28. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Salisbury High School 704-636-1221, ext 411 peachbj@rss.k12.nc.us

Nov. and Dec.

Rowan Helping Ministries

$5 donation for a Christmas Honor Card to send to friends, teachers, co-workers. Cards carried by local merchants during the holidays. rowanhelpingministries.org

December: every Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Hall House Christmas 226 S. Jackson St., $5. Tour of home and outdoor kitchen. Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103, historicsalisbury.org

Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center 123 East Liberty St., 704-636-1882, waterworks.org

— Winter Illuminations through Jan. 30.

— Feb. 6- May 21: Spring – Up Close and Far Away. Artists’ Talk & Reception Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m.

— Feb. 16-May 21: Outreach – Rowan Salisbury Student Exhibitions, second floor WVAC, see website for schedule.

— May 28-Sep.3: Exhibition – Dare To Imagine Award Winner

— May 28-Sep.3:

Summer Exhibitions – 525,600 MINS. Artists’ Talk and Reception, June 3, 5-8 p.m.

— Sep.10-Feb 4, 2017:

Personal Geometry Artists’ Talk & Reception Sep. 16, 5-8 p.m.

 

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