Roundabout — What’s happening July 28-Aug. 3

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2016


Opening night for PPT’s ‘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. Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening night performance.   Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Adults $18. students/seniors $15. 704-633-5471 or

Center for Faith & the Arts St. Thomas Players present ‘August: Osage County’ — 7:30 p.m. July 28-30 at: Unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Tickets 15+tax at or 704-310-5507.

Uwharrie Players present ‘Leap of Faith’ — July 29-Aug. 6: Director/choreographer Tod A. Kubo. Uwharrie Players Clubhouse, 594 E. Main St. Albemarle. See

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ — Aug. 4-21.By Jamie Wooten, Jesse Jones, and Nicholas Hope. PG. Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August. Tickets at or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt


Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, July 29: Second Chance Bluegrass in concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

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 or 704-216-PLAY

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 /tour or $20 DOS. Combo price of $30 (advance only). Details at 704-640-0279.

Coming up: Bluegrass and Blankets— 5 p.m. Aug. 7: Bluegrass on the lawn of the Hall House with Vivian Hopkins & The Montgomery & Co., Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, Carrie & Eric Webster, students from Carolina Folkworks, The Bemus Kids. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103.

Union Street Live Concert & Block Party — 6-9 p.m. 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.

Salisbury Symphony — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: “Ed Sullivan Show” Tribute, Norvell Theater, 704- 637- 4314,



Piedmont NC textile mill history — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7: Insights into the lives of mill workers, touching on music, food, recreation, work. By Elijah Gaddis, NC Folklore Society President. Open to the public, $3 adult admission. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 704-783- 5240, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

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 or 704-762-9359.

Mt. Pleasant High School Football, 1948-1971 — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14: By Ron Hurlocker. Photos, statistics, narrative stories. Open to the public, $3 adult admission. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 704-783- 5240, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

9-11 Remembrance event at the Price of Freedom Museum — Saturday, Sept 17: At Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474,

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 for full schedule

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 — 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2: Hot dogs, fish fry and fellowship, fire trucks, golf cart riding, big bouncer for the kids, singing, many more activities. held at Salisbury Women’s Club, 1237 Old West Innes St. Sponsored by the VA Community Watch and Salisbury Police Department.

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 

Third annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat races — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30: High Rock Lake, rain or shine. Details at

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,

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. July 31: Showing the anime series “Tesujin 28.” At Woodleaf Lanes conference room.  http:groups. groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

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.

Summer Sip Beer Crawl — 5-9 p.m. Aug. 5: Enjoy a “craft beer crawl” at 35 downtown locations. Tickets at

Second annual Summer Sip Beer Festival — 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: Downtwon Salisbury’s premier beer festival. Live music, vendors, food trucks, beers from 30+ NC breweries. Tickets available at • 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,

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: Second Time Around Band, bring a covered dish. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Suede & Chrome Hotrods & Harleys — 10 a.m.-5 pm. Saturday, Aug. 6: Free admission. Hotrods and Harleys, live music by The Tremors from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dash plaques to the first 50 cars, door prizes every hour, food and merchandise vendors, free beer. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044,

Third annual Millers Ferry Craft show — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 6: Open to public. Millers Ferry Fire Department, 2650 Long Ferry Road.

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.

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@ or Facebook.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Aug. 13 and every second Saturday through Nov. 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.

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 13: Metal-mashing machines at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Come early to grab a photo beside the machines, meet the drivers, enjoy pre-race festivities. Cost $10-$25. 5555 Concord Mills Prkwy South, Concord, 800-455-3267.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20: Second Time Around Band, bring a covered dish. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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

Downtown College Night Out — Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m. Downtown Salisbury.

NC Trans hosts Civil War Weekend: Stoneman’s Raid Through Salisbury — Aug. 26-28: This year’s Civil War Weekend takes a local focus, Major General George Stoneman’s raid of Salisbury as a train attempted to flee the city. The event will include sutlers and living history demonstrators, live music with the Huckleberry Brothers, Friday night lantern tours, a 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, and reenactments aboard the museum’s on-site train ride. See for details, ticket prices, packages, more.

34th Southern Women’s Show Charlotte — Aug. 26-28: Three days of 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

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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group 6-8 p.m. Aug. 31: Japanese Pop music night. Free, open to the public. Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. http:groups. groups/ncrowancounty anime/info



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



Humane Society of Rowan County Dog Washes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays Aug. 20, Sept. 10. Fun fundraiser at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road. Cost $8-$14 depending on size. www.humanesociety

Trinity Oaks 10th annual Golf Tournament — Aug. 12, tee off 1 p.m., Country Club of Salisbury. Contact Ann Pressly at or 704-603-9202.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29: Dog Days of Summer Wine Tasting with Phil Murray, Country Vintner.  Taste six wines to help you get through the next few weeks of hot weather. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911 or

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

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 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.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

Kannapolis Wine Festival — Aug. 20, 2-6 p.m.: Downtown Kannapolis’ second wine-tasting event in the new Kannapolis City Hall. Vineyards and wineries will be sharing a selection of their wines. Tickets in advance and at the door. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes, local wine and crafts for purchase.


Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@

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.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke. 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647,

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 29: Divided by Four. $5 in advance, $10 at the door, also midnight-2 a.m. Deejay TLove • 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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Tomorrowz End Band plus Central Power. 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,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Darrell Harwood and the boys • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990,

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



10th Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Parade at 10 a.m., Little Miss Mater, Little Tommy Toe, Little Mater Blossom, live music, food for purchase, silent acution, vendors and crafts, tomato tasting, tomato eating contest.  Unity Presbyterian Church,  885 Woodleaf Barber Road, 704-278-4248 woodleaftomato

Mt. Pleasant Craft and Artisan Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20:  Woodworking, quilting, wreath and flower arranging, glass yard art, baked goods. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St.  Rain Date Aug. 27. See Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.



Pottery 101 — 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, Advance registration required.

Let’s Get Messy — Age 14-adult, one evening pottery class on the basics. $35. Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Choose • Aug. 10 • Aug. 24

Pottery Wheel for Kids — Age 8-13, one-day class on the basics. Pottery made during class will be fired and 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

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 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369,

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.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.

Center for Faith and the Arts — 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

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.


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.

Lunch and Learn — Noon Aug. 24: “101 Mobility.” Lunch provided, call to sign up. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson; also on first Saturday Aug. 6: 9 a.m.-noon, Carolina Folkworks invites musicians to bring an instrument and play along.

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.



‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 14-15: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. 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 For musical questions, email

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB 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 • Aug. 5: Minions • See

RPL Family Movie Series — Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury). • Aug. 2: Stick It • Aug. 9: Ice Castles.

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,



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. or 704-647-0999.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring works from Cara Reische’s  flora and fauna series; Billy Russel’s whimsical sculpture, Robert Toth’s bas-relief series; also works by Phyllis Steimel. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340,

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632,

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,

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, more. 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness

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.

2016 Carolina Artists Expo — 10 a.m.-4 pm. Friday, Aug. 19 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18: Free exhibit featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil, pastel, pen & ink, charcoal, collage, mixed media, submitted by local North Carolina artists, at the Salisbury Civic Center. 1204 Martin Luther King Junior 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,



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 $25, others $30 • Sept. 13, 8:45 a.m. Butterfly Farm, members $20, others $25 • Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. Barn Dinner Theater. “The Ghost Storey,” members $60, others $70 • Oct. 19-21, 8 a.m. Beach Cove Resort/shopping trip. Call for info • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@

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 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay.

Cancer Club’s Road Trip to New Orleans — Sept. 15-18. Cost $300 each, double occupancy. Downtown Holiday Inn Express, drinks, snacks, games on the bus. Nonrefundable deposit to reserve a seat. Info: Abe 704-640-1893, Gary 704-880-2967, John 704-738-7355.

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, Christmas shows at two theaters, 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 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.

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/

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 or Facebook.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 24, Oct. 29: All forms of family friendly arts and culture welcome. Vendors register: 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@

KCBS- sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission. or call 704-638-6044.

Hickory 31st Oktoberfest — Oct. 7-9: Accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors. Deadline Aug. 1.

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 locally, around the world. Joyce 704-433-4251 or Rod 704-633-0431.


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 or

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

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail


Call for artists

CFA themed gallery exhibit — Center for Faith & the Arts’ themed gallery exhibit entitled “Sorrow: The Art of Dying, Death, and Grief” in conjunction with Sacred Spaces Tour of area cemeteries. Artists may submit works on this theme for inclusion in the exhibit. Deadline Aug. 19. Exhibit dates Sept. 22-Nov. 11. Details and submission guidelines at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. or

Rowan Helping Ministries — Accepting submissions of cover designs for its 2016 Christmas Honor Card. Deadline 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The winning artist will be honored at an unveiling reception in late October and will be 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. The Christmas Honor Card raises funds to provide critical services to those living in poverty or struggling to make ends meet. For more information and artwork requirements, contact Karen Taylor at 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 for competition for $11,000 in cash awards and potential sales. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486,, or


Call for volunteers 

Downtown Salisbury’s Summer Sip Festival — Volunteers needed from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Contact if interested.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Family friendly; Zombies will behave appropriately. Info and registratopm at

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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 24, Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or

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, or email

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@

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