Roundabout — What’s Happening July 21-28
Closing weekend for PPT's 'The Wizard of Oz'
Opens tonight: Center for Faith & the Arts St. Thomas Players present ‘August: Osage County’ — July 21-23 and 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., July 24 at 2:30 p.m.: Unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Tickets 15+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Closing weekend for PPT’ts ‘The Wizard Of Oz’— Shows tonight thru Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com
PPT presents ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — July 28-30 and Aug. 3-6 at 7:30, matinee on July 31 at 2:30 p.m.: Tony-nominated musical . Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Adults $18. students/seniors $15. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Uwharrie Players present ‘Leap of Faith’ — July 29-Aug. 6: Director/choreographer Tod A. Kubo. Uwharrie Players Clubhouse, 594 E. Main St. Albemarle. See www.uwharrieplayers.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ — Aug. 4-21: PG. Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage at the Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends, and spans a period of 33 years. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org
Music & more
Tonight: Union Street Live Concert & Block Party — 6-9 p.m. July 21: Main Stage Fantastic Shakers. North Stage Feedback • Aug. 18: Main Stage Band of Oz. North Stage Mike Strauss band • Sept. 15: Main Stage Too Much Sylvia. North Stage Below the Belt. Downtown Concord. www.concorddowntown.com
City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 30: The Trongone Band. 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 • Aug. 27: Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers • Sept. 24: Big Break • Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love.
Muriel Anderson workshop and concert — Monday, Aug. 1: Workshop at 5 p.m. followed by concert at 7:30 p.m. Award-winning guitarist Muriel Anderson at EastSquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St. Workshop is for all skill levels. $18 advance tickets at www.murielanderson.com /tour or $20 DOS. Combo price of $30 (advance only). Details at 704-640-0279.
Bluegrass and Blankets— 5 p.m. Aug. 7: Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. , 704-636-0103.
Salisbury Symphony — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: “Ed Sullivan Show” Tribute, Norvell Theater, 704- 637- 4314, www.salisburysymphony.org
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sept. 3 • Foreigner, Sept. 17 • .38 Special, Oct. 7 • Styx, Oct. 15 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee
History on Tap Event number 3 — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11: Ice House, 224 E. Horah St. Check for ticket availability. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/education/preservation-awards-3
RSVP early for 2016 Night At The Museums Event — 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: The second annual “Night at the Museums” hosted by Rowan Museum and Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, includes trolley ride, tour of both museums, interactive characters, buffet dinner. Information at www.SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com or 704-762-9359.
9-11 Remembrance event at the Price of Freedom Museum — Saturday, Sept 17: At Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours
Kannapolis summer entertainment
Visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/ for full schedule
July 22: Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur: Village Park: 8:45 p.m.
July 23: Stories Under the Stars: Piedmont Dance Ballet: Village Park: 7 p.m.
July 30: Concerts in the Park: Too Much Sylvia: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.
Aug. 5: Movies in the Park: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: Village Park: 8:45 p.m.
Aug. 10: Live Performance: Children’s Theater – Storybook Tales with Bright Star: Veterans Park: 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 11: Thursdays on Main – Evening: Tim Clark: Veterans Park: 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 13: Kannapolis Cruise-In: Downtown: 1-7 p.m.
Aug. 13: Concerts in the Park: Blues/rock artist Delbert McClinton with fireworks: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.
Aug. 20: Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Zombie Festival: Downtown: 4-8 p.m.
Aug. 20: Stories Under the Stars: Martha Reed Johnson; storyteller/ humourist: Kannapolis Library: 7 p.m.
National Night Out
National Night Out — Tuesday, Aug. 2: Annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, hold block parties, get to know neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention and promote community-police partnerships. https://natw.org/about
Town of East Spencer National Night Out is Aug. 16 — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16: Third annual community-police awareness-raising event. Activities taking place in the Fire Annex parking lot, 207 S. Long St. include a deejay, free hotdogs, soft drinks, popcorn, bounce house. The public safety team will be on hand to share crime prevention information. More info at 704-636-7111.
This & That
Historic Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — 8 p.m.: Saturday, July 30: Guides will take you to each location to hear tales of local ghosts. Tickets $5 at the Arbor in the Village, St. Stephens Church Road. Children under 6 free. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, www.goldhillnc.com
Third annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat races — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30: High Rock Lake, rain or shine. Details at www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com/
Season of Speed’s eighth annual Parade of Power — Noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3: Vehicles representing those that will compete this fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte parade down Bruton Smith Boulevard, beginning at Concord Mills Mall, ending at the Avenue of Flags. Free fan event includes Q&A and autograph session with the drivers. Concord Mills Mall, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, 704-455-3267.
Downtown Salisbury Summer Sip Beer Crawl — 5-9 p.m. Aug. 5: Craft beer crawl at 35 downtown locations. Tickets at https://downtownsalisburync.com/
Second annual Summer Sip Beer Festival — 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: Live music, vendors, food trucks, beers from 30+ NC breweries. Tickets at https://downtownsalisburync.com/ • After-party for ticketholders at New Sarum Brewing Company.
Lee Street theatre Season Kick Off Party — Drop in 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5: Learn about 2016-2017 season events and meet new artistic director Craig Kolkebeck. Also participating in Downtown Salisbury’s Summer Sip. Big presentation will be at 7 p.m. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org/season9/
Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise-In — 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 6: free admission, door prizes, live music with The Tremors, Deejay Fast Freddie, merchandise and food vendors, free beer. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com
3rd annual Millers Ferry Craft show — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 6: Open to public. Millers Ferry Fire Department, 2650 Long Ferry Road. www.millersferryfire.com
All Ford Show at the NC Transportation Museum — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6 : Car show for all Fords and orphan Ford vehicles, the largest of the museum’s car shows. To show your car, call 704-636-2889 ext. 268. www.nctrans.org
Back pack giveaway — Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Free back packs and supplies to first 200 students K-8th grade. Arts and crafts, free hotdogs, sodas and a haircut. Must be accompanied by an adult. 261 Heiligtown Road, Sponsored by Restauraction Total NC, 980-565-1698.
Carolina automotive Swap and Show — Aug. 13: At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive, monthly show through November. Contact carolinaswapand show@ yahoo.com or Facebook.
Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Aug. 13 and every second Saturday. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.
All GM Show at the NC Transportation Museum— Aug. 13: Following the Fords, GM vehicles get their turn. Featuring Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac. To register your car, call 704-636-2889 ext. 268. www.nctrans.org
Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 13: Metal-mashing machines at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Come for photo ops beside the machines, meet the drivers, pre-race festivities. Cost $10-$25. 5555 Concord Mills Prkwy South, Concord, 800-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/
Historic Gold Hill Village Hot Summer Nights Cruise In — 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20: Antique cars, cycles, street rods, classic cars. ’50s -’60s music with deejay. Shops and cafe open. St. Stephens Church Road.
Third annual Historic Spencer Shops Train Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21 : Model train layouts, vendors, kids’ activities, modeling clinics, celebrities of the rail fan domain, more. Info: 704-636-2889 ext. 239 or www.nctrans.org
NC Trans hosts Civil War Weekend: Stoneman’s Raid Through Salisbury — Aug. 26-28: Sutlers, living history demonstrators, live music with the Huckleberry Brothers, Friday night lantern tours, Saturday night dinner and dance with the Huckleberry Brothers, Salisbury National Cemetery & Confederate Prison Site trolley tours, Civil War historians and presentations, Fort York trolley tours, reenactments aboard the train. See www.nctrans.org for details, ticket prices, packages.
34th Southern Women’s Show Charlotte — Aug. 26-28: Fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, beauty tips, health screenings, decorating ideas with more than 350 exhibits with the latest trends and new products. Tickets/parking info at https://southernshows.com
Community services and book bag giveaway — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: At Royal Giants Park on Robinson Road, East Spencer. All children grades K-12 invited to attend. Sponsored by The Town of East Spencer and Grateful Heart Community Services. Details at 704-636-7111.
James Gregory ‘Funniest Man in America’ returns to the Meroney — 7:30 p.m., Aug. 13: Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com
American Red Cross Blood drive at the Y — 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.,Tuesday, July 26. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
CHICKWEED Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday July 23: F&M Trolley Barn / 125 E. Liberty St. Contact Information: Sue McHugh 704-577-9965.
Trinity Oaks 10th annual Golf Tournament — Aug. 12, tee off 1 p.m., Country Club of Salisbury. Contact Ann Pressly at email@example.com or 704-603-9202.
Humane Society of Rowan County Dog Washes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 20: At Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road. Cost $8-$14 depends on size. www.humanesociety ofrowancountync.org
Wine & beer tastings
RSVP to Salisbury Wine Shop — 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22: New Releases from Treasure Hunter Wine Dinner with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. Five wines from Treasure Hunter with Pizza provided by Café Brazil. This is a seated tasting with pre-purchased reservations. $20/person• 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com
Kannapolis Wine Festival — Aug. 20, 2-6 p.m.: Downtown Kannapolis’ second wine-tasting event in new City Hall. Tickets in advance and at the door. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes, local wine, crafts for purchase.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — Summer hours: open on Thursdays through September. Tasting room Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglas vineyardswines.com or Facebook.
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
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. No alcohol, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays: Live music with deejay • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Age 25 and over, 704-870-8689, firewateratsalisbury Facebook page.
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8 p.m. Mondays: Poker Night • 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Open Mic • 10 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Jazz band Clowns Eating Fish and from Augusta, Ga., Rock of Salvation. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians 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
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Rock ‘n Roll favorites Black Glass return • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.
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. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com
CHICKWEED Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday July 23: F&M Trolley Barn / 125 E. Liberty St. Contact Information: Sue McHugh 704-577-9965.
Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: 10th Year Celebration. Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, 704-278-4248 woodleaftomato firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Pleasant Craft and Artisan Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20: Woodworking, quilting, wreath and flower arranging, glass yard art, more. Handmade made-to-order pizza and baked goods available for purchase. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St. The museum will be open for tours. See Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.
Pottery 101 — 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com. Advance registration required.
Let’s Get Messy — Age 14-adult, one evening pottery class on the basics. $35. Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Choose • July 27 • Aug. 10 • Aug. 24
Pottery Wheel for Kids — Age 8-13, one-day class on the basics. Pottery made during class ready for pick-up two weeks from class date. $35. Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Choose • July 30 • Aug. 13 • Aug. 27
8-week class for age 14-adult — Instruction on basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $200. Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 11-Sept. 29
Kaleidoscope Workshop — Age 12-adult, make and decorate a brass kaleidoscope. $50, all supplies included. Saturday, July 23 10 a.m.-noon
Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: The basics, how to use a computer or laptop. Robert Knox, 512 Klumac Road, Ste 8. 704-870-8862.
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 email@example.com 215 Depot St.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or call 704-216-8243.
Center for Faith and the Arts — www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. $10/two-hour session by artist Robert Toth. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Speakers & forums
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4: Decluttering Your Home by Jo Kearns. Ice cream social afterward. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.
City of Salisbury hosts Coffee with a Cop — 9-10 a.m. First and third Tuesdays at Koco Java • Second and fourth Tuesdays at Mean Mug. Ask questions, voice concerns, get to know your neighborhood officers. Free.
City of Salisbury hosts Meetings with the Manager — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays after the first City Council meeting, City Hall, first floor. Drop by to speak with the City Manager in an open forum. Free.
City of Salisbury hosts Barbershops and Cops —First Thursdays at Majestic Creations, 2 p.m. • First Fridays at Man Made, 1 p.m. • Second Thursdays at B&B Expressions, 11 a.m. • Fourth Thursdays at Addison’s, 1 p.m. • Get to know your neighborhood’s police officers at your local barbershop. Free.
Home & Garden
Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson Streets
Salisbury Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Visitor’s Center (next to New Sarum Brewery/across from the bus station)
China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays • New this year: Third Fridays at the Mill, music and food 6-8 p.m.
Kannapolis Farmers Market — 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Vance and Dale Earnhardt.
Lexington Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays: 129 S. Railroad St., Lexington. 336-731-7317.
‘Exit Pursued by a Bear’ — 7 p.m. July 25-26: Directed by Craig Kolkebeck. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Experience is not necessary. Show dates Sept. 8-10 and 15-17. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 14-15: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — Saturday, Sept. 3: Principal cello, section strings, any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Play a prepared piece of your choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading. For a list of excerpts and appointment time, email email@example.com. For musical questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Swing Band— Currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation hosts Movies in the Park — Fridays. Entertainment starts 8 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. Free family movie night held at City Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available for purchase • July 22: The Good Dinosaur • Aug. 5: Minions • See www.salisburync.gov/Play
RPL Family Movie Series — Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury). • July 26: Invictus • Aug. 2: Stick It • Aug. 9: Ice Castles. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
ALSO • 2 p.m. Wednesdays at South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 27: Ice Castles. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars —Gates 7:30 p.m., films on the front lawn at 8:30 p.m. • Aug. 5: “The Goonies” (1986) • Aug. 12: “Labyrinth” (1986) • Aug. 19: “Aladdin” (1992) • Aug. 26: Field of Dreams” (1989) • $5 per person or $20 per car • 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Gallery hours 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Elizabeth Tucker Hoffman. Also featuring Barbara Richmond and Connie Loflin Peninger. All are Salisbury artists. 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Cara Reische’s flora and fauna series; Billy Russel’s whimsical sculpture, Robert Toth’s bas-relief, also works by Phyllis Steimel. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
This Friday: reception at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — 6-9 p.m. July 22: Fseaturing the ceramic works of Gena VanDyke. Gallery hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Music exhibit draws to a close at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “We Have Music” exhibit inspired by music, through July 30. Free, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Salisbury Business Center — “Friends and Family” through Aug. 1: Student artists from Salisbury Art Station plus Guy Raymond, Bailey Wingler, Patt Legg, Hope Holmes, Amber Poteat, Mark Riley, Sue McHugh, Ethan Strickland, Don Moore, Keyth Kars. 301 S. Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness center.com/artists
2016 Carolina Artists Expo — Aug. 18-19: Free exhibit featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil, pastel, pen & ink, charcoal, collage, mixed media, submitted by local North Carolina artists. Salisbury Civic Center. 1204 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. • Opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. All works for sale. Info at 704-633-2852
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • YPG Gallery and Stanback Gallery Hall: Before I die, I want to…” engagement walls • Norvell, Osborne and Woodson Galleries: Visual Art Exchange of Raleigh (VAE) • Time and Place, juried group show exhibition through Sept. 2 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Community Travelers — Saturday, July 23: Trip to Harrah’s Cherokee. $40 with $20 returned to you. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 for details and reservations.
Day trip to Shatley Springs — Saturday, July 23: Sponsored by Seniors of New Zion Baptist Church. For age 55+. For details call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.
Travel with the YMCA — • July 29: Charlotte Women’s Show, 9 a.m. $25 members, $30 others • Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Southern Women’s Show, members $20, others $25 • Sept. 13, 8:45 a.m. Butterfly Farm, members $20, others $25 • Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. Barn Dinner Theater. “The Ghost Story” • Oct. 19-21, 8 a.m. Beach Cove Resort/shopping trip • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Info at 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@ rowanymca.com
Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Aug. 5: Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 p.m. Friday, return Saturday around 8 a.m. Cost $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due ASAP. Call 7042325201 or 7046406993 to pay.
The New Cherokee Casino — Sept. 24: Bus trip to the new casino in Murphy. Leave old Salisbury Mall at 7 a.m. sharp. Cost $45 with $20 given back. Sponsored by the Eloganze Social Club. Reservations: Lynda 704-310-8888 or Robin 704-706-8376 or any cl ub member.
Christmas at the Beach with Davie County Senior Services — Nov. 14-16: J&J Tours, accommodations at Caravelle Resort, meals including Thanksgiving feast, wo Christmas shows, Ripley’s Aquarium with behind-the-scenes tour. Call Barbara at Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Call for vendors
Rowan County Fair is accepting vendor applications — Visit rowancountyfair.net and print out application to send in. Most food vendor spots are taken. Call 704-640-2326 for availability.New Building spots are going fast.
Carolina automotive swap and show —Monthly shows through November. Vendors $20, admission $5. Held at Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium. Car -truck-motorcycle parts, related items. Contact carolinaswap email@example.com or Facebook.
Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts. Register at http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/
Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration — Sept. 10: $25 and $75 for food vendors. Forms at Facebook-Rockwell Fest September 10, 2016 Facebook page or at town hall. Info: Terry Piersol at mytownnews@ firstname.lastname@example.org
KCBS- sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call 704-638-6044.
Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 24: All forms of family friendly arts and culture welcome. Vendors register: http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/
Hickory 31st Oktoberfest — Oct. 7-9: Accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors. Deadline Aug. 1. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com
FBMC Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5: Holiday Faire at First Ministry Center of First Baptist Church, seeking crafters and independent vendors. Proceeds after expenses go to missions. Joyce 704-433-4251 or Rod 704-633-0431.
Vintage mdse. — Second Saturdays: Vintage vendors may set up in Carolina Lily parking lot, 314 Depot St. Apply at 704 639-0033, email@example.com
Call for film makers
NC Museum of History accepting entries for 2017 Film Festival — Deadline March 1, 2017 for May 12-13 festival: Third annual Longleaf Film Festival, the best of state, regional and international short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films. Cash prizes. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com or www.facebook.com/LongleafFilmFestival
Call for performers
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Call for artists
CFA themed gallery exhibit — Center for Faith & the Arts’ themed gallery exhibit “Sorrow: The Art of Dying, Death, and Grief” in conjunction with Sacred Spaces Tour of area cemeteries. Deadline Aug. 19. Exhibit dates Sept. 22-Nov. 11. Details and submission guidelines at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan Helping Ministries — Accepting submissions of cover designs for 2016 Christmas Honor Card. Deadline Sept. 7. Winning artist will be honored at reception and recognized in local media. This year’s reception will be one of a series of events celebrating Rowan Helping Ministries’ 30th anniversary. Designs should reflect Rowan Helping Ministries’ mission of helping neighbors in need. For info and requirements, contact Karen Taylor at email@example.com or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.
31st annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — Sculpture artists for Sept. 10 event in Lenoir invited to bring up to 3 sculptures. Cash awards. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com
Call for volunteers
Downtown Salisbury’s Summer Sip Festival — Volunteers needed from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
The Humane Society of Rowan County — Dog Washes at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays Aug. 20, Sept. 10. Contact The Humane Society of Rowan County, www.humane societyof rowancountync.org
Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 24, Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or email@example.com
Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Family friendly; Zombies will behave appropriately (no chasing, or being too aggressive, etc.). Info and registratopm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email email@example.com
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Looking for volunteers to take veterans to hospital appts. Inquire at VAMC Salisbury volunteer office or contact Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@ novanthealth.org
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