Community Calendar August 2016

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 1, 2016

Aug. 1, 5 p.m.

Muriel Anderson workshop and concert — Workshop 5 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. EastSquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St. $18 advance tickets at or $20 DOS. 704-640-0279.

Aug. 2, 5 p.m.

National Night Out — Food and activities at Salisbury Women’s Club, 1237 Old West Innes St. Sponsored by the VA Community Watch and Salisbury Police Department.

Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.

RPL Family Movie Series — Free popcorn and lemonade. Must be accompanied by a parent. Headquarters (Salisbury) • Aug. 2: “Stick It.”

Aug. 3, noon

Season of Speed’s eighth annual Parade of Power — Vehicles parade beginning at Concord Mills Mall. Free, includes Q&A and autograph session. 704-455-3267.

Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Value Night for PPT’s ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — All tickets only $10. 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

Aug. 4, 1 p.m.

Salisbury AARP — Decluttering Your Home, ice cream social. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714.

Aug. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.

PPT’s ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — Adults $18, students/seniors $15. Meroney Theater,

Aug. 4-21

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ — Tickets at 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt

Aug. 5, 5 p.m.

Summer Sip Beer Crawl — 35 downtown locations. Tickets at

Aug. 5, 5 p.m.

Lee Street theatre Season Kick Off Party — Drop in. New season announcement at 7 p.m. Also participating in Downtown Salisbury’s Summer Sip. 329 N. Lee St. 704-310-5507,

Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Return Saturday morning. Cost $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993.

Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

Salisbury Parks and Rec hosts Movies in the Park — Entertainment 8 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. “Minions.” See

Aug. 5-6

Friday 6-8:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-noon — Singled Out/Jobs for Life annual fundraiser. First Ministry Center of First Baptist, 220 N. Fulton St. 704-633-0431.

Aug. 5-6, 7:30 p.m.

Uwharrie Players present ‘Leap of Faith’ — Director/choreographer Tod A. Kubo. Uwharrie Players, 594 E. Main St. Albemarle. See

Aug. 5-6, 8 p.m.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Tours meet on steps of Rowan Co. Admin. Bldg., corner of Church and Innes. $10.

Aug. 6, 8 a.m.

Third annual Millers Ferry Craft show Millers Ferry Fire Department, 2650 Long Ferry Road.

Aug. 6, 8 a.m.

Rowan Republican breakfast — 8 a.m., Ryan’s Steak House. Discussion at 9 a.m. Info:

Aug. 6, 9 a.m.

Ladies’ prayer breakfast — Kimball Memorial Lutheran, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. RSVP 704-933-4101 by Aug. 1.

Aug. 6, 9 a.m.

All Ford Show at the NC Transportation Museum —For Fords and orphan Ford vehicles. To show your car call 704-636-2889 ext. 268.

Aug. 6, 9 a.m.

Carolina Folkworks — Bring an instrument and play along at the Salisbury Farmers Market, corner of Fisher and Jackson.

Aug. 6, 3 p.m.

Second annual Summer Sip Beer Festival — Live music, vendors, food trucks, beers from NC breweries. After-party for ticketholders at New Sarum.

Aug. 6, 11 a.m.

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary Open House — Pools are out, playtime for the puppies. 220 Grace Church Road,

Aug. 6, noon

Annual Thelma Smith Back2School Jam — Kelsey Scott Park. Free food, school supplies, games, music, face painting, bounce house, raffles, more. Info at

Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Closing Night for PPT’s ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — Meroney Theater,

Aug. 6, 7 p.m.

Band dance at the Y — Second Time Around Band, covered dish, $7. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.704-636-0111

Aug. 6, 10 a.m.

Suede & Chrome Hotrods & Harleys — Free admission. live music by The Tremors 11 a.m.-2 p.m., vendors, free beer. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044,

Aug. 7, 5 p.m.

Bluegrass and Blankets— On the lawn of the Dr. Josephus Hall House. Montgomery & Co., Carolina Express, Carrie & Eric Webster, students from Carolina Folkworks, the Bemus Kids. 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103.

Aug. 7, 2 p.m.

History talk — Insights into the lives of NC mill workers, $3. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 704-783- 5240, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

Aug. 8, 6 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre’s annual meeting — On stage at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471.

Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.

RPL Family Movie Series — Free popcorn and lemonade. Must be accompanied by a parent. Headquarters (Salisbury). “Ice Castles.”

Aug. 11, 6 p.m.

History on Tap Event number 3 — Ice House, 224 E. Horah St., Check for ticket availability. 704-636-0103.

Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

Rowan Republican Executive Cttee., planning for golf tournament, fall elections. County Commissioners room, 130 W. Innes St., 704-232-4047.

Aug. 12, 1 p.m.

Trinity Oaks 10th annual Golf Tournament — Country Club of Salisbury. Ann Pressly at or 704-603-9202.

Aug. 12-13, 8 p.m.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Tours meet on steps of Rowan Co. Admin. Bldg., corner of Church and Innes. $10.

Aug. 12-14

Plein (Open) Air Artists Paint Out at 18 Rowan sites followed by displays at F&M Trolley Barn 2-4 p.m. on the 14th: $2,000 in prizes.

Aug. 13, 9 a.m.

All GM Show at the NC Transportation Museum — Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac. To register your car call 704-636-2889 ext. 268.

Aug. 13, 10 a.m.

Community Health Fair — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St. Free health checks, healthcare information. Mammogram requires appointment. Call 704-645-1782 or email

Aug. 13, noon

Backpack giveaway — Free back packs and supplies to first 200 students K-8th grade. Free activities. Must be accompanied by an adult. 261 Heiligtown Road, Restauraction Total NC, 980-565-1698.

Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.

James Gregory, The Funniest Man in America — $27 general admission, $35 preferred seating with meet and greet after the show. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471 or

Aug. 13, 1 p.m.

Kannapolis Cruise-In —Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Aug. 13, 4:30 p.m.

Night At The Museums Event — Second annual event hosted by Rowan Museum and Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. Info: or 704-762-9359.

Aug. 13, 6 p.m.

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash — Metal-mashing machines at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. $10-$25. 5555 Concord Mills Prkwy, www.charlotte

Aug. 13

Carolina automotive Swap and Show — At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive. or Facebook.

Aug. 14, 2 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant HS Football Teams History — 1100 N. Main St., Mt. PLeasant.

Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ auditions — Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.

Aug. 15, 5 p.m.

Business After Hours — campaign kick-off. 704-633-4221.

Aug. 16, 1 p.m.

Rowan County Senior Democrats — Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., Alice Mitchell, 704-870-8380.

Aug. 16, 6 p.m.

Town of East Spencer National Night Out — Third annual community police awareness raising event. Fire Annex parking lot, 207 S. Long St. Deejay, free hotdogs, soft drinks, popcorn, bounce house. 704-636-7111.

Aug. 18, 6 p.m.

2016 Carolina Artists Expo opening reception Salisbury Civic Center, 1204 Martin Luther King Junior Ave. 704-633-2852

Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m.

2016 Carolina Artists Expo —Free exhibit. Salisbury Civic Center, 1204 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-633-2852

Aug. 18, 6 p.m.

Union Street Live Concert & Block Party — Band of Oz, Mike Strauss band. Downtown Concord.

Aug. 19, 7 p.m.

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — Live music. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info: 704-637-1722.

Aug. 19

Deadline for CFA themed gallery exhibit — Center for Faith & the Arts’ “Sorrow: The Art of Dying Death and Grief.” Exhibit dates Sept. 22-Nov. 11. 207 W. Harrison St.,

Aug. 19, 6 p.m.

Third Fridays at the Mill — music and food at China Grove Farmers Market:

Aug. 19-20, 8 p.m.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Tours meet on steps of Rowan Co. Admin. Bldg., corner of Church and Innes. $10.

Aug. 20, 10 a.m.

Juneteenth: Black Family Reunion — 21st annual celebration at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Free to the public.

Aug. 20, 9 a.m.

Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 10th Year Celebration with parade, contests, more. Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, 704-278-4248,

Aug. 20, 10 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Craft and Artisan Fair — Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St. See Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.

Aug. 20, 10 a.m.

Humane Society of Rowan County Dog Washes — Fundraiser at Tractor SupplyJake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road. Cost depends on size.

Aug. 20, 2 p.m.

Historic Gold Hill Village Hot Summer Nights Cruise In — Cars plus ’50s-’60s music with deejay. Shops and cafe open. St. Stephens Church Road.

Aug. 20, 2 p.m.

Kannapolis Wine Festival — Wine-tasting event in the new Kannapolis City Hall. Tickets in advance and at the door. Souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes, local wine and crafts.

Aug. 20, 4 p.m.

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Downtown Kannapolis’s Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts. Corner of West Ave & First St. Register at http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/

Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Band dance at the Y — Second Time Around Band. Covered dish, $7. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111.

Aug. 20-21

Third annual Historic Spencer Shops Train Show — Model train layouts, vendors, kids’ activities, modeling clinics, more. Info: 704-636-2889 ext. 239 or

Aug. 24, noon

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

Aug. 25, 6 p.m.

College Night Out — Downtown Salisbury.

Aug. 25, 7 p.m.

Rowan County Democratic Party — Rowan County Admin. Bldg., 130 W. Innes St. Geoffrey Hoy, 704-603-8029.

Aug. 25-26

Leadership Rowan Retreat — 704-633-4221.

Aug. 26-27, 10 a.m.

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

Aug. 26, 7 p.m.

Pickin’ for the Master — Live music followed by open jam session. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986

Aug. 26, 9 a.m.

Travel with the YMCA — Southern Women’s Show, members $25, others $30. Buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111.

Aug. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.

Bless Me, Father — Comedy presented in readers’ theatre format by The Phoenix Readers, a wing of St. Thomas Players. At Lee Street theatre.

Aug. 26-28

34th Southern Women’s Show Charlotte — Tickets, parking info at

Aug. 26-28

NC Trans hosts Civil War Weekend: Stoneman’s Raid Through Salisbury — See for details, ticket prices, packages, more.

Aug. 27, 11 a.m.

Book bag giveaway — Royal Giants Park on Robinson Road, East Spencer. Children grades K-12. Must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by The Town of East Spencer and Grateful Heart Community Services. Details at 704-636-7111.

Aug. 27, 8 p.m.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers in outdoor concert at the Mural on W. Fisher St. Info at

Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony — “Ed Sullivan Show” Tribute, Norvell Theater, 704- 637- 4314,

Aug. 29

Rowan-Salisbury schools — first day for students.

Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Friends of Rowan Public Library — Cheerwine Concert Series present Bob Carlin, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8228

Aug. 30-31, 7 p.m.

PPT auditions for ‘Peter And The Starcatcher’ — Third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,

Aug. 31, 8 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Education conference , 3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, registration req at

Aug. 31, 6 p.m.

NC Rowan County Anime Group Japanese Pop music night. Free. Hurley Room, RPL, 201 W. Innes St. http:groups. groups/ncrowancounty anime/info


City of Salisbury hosts community meetings

Coffee with a Cop — 9-10 a.m. First and third Tuesdays at Koco Java • Second and fourth Tuesdays at Mean Mug.

Meetings with the Manager — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays after the first City Council meeting, City Hall, first floor.

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.



Farmers Markets

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson;

Salisbury Farmers Market 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Visitor’s Center

China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays, China Grove Roller Mill.

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.


Kannapolis summer entertainment

Aug. 5: Movies in the Park: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

Aug. 10: Children’s Theater – Storybook Tales with Bright Star: Veterans Park: 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 11: Thursdays on Main – Tim Clark: Veterans Park: 6-9 p.m.

Aug. 13: Concerts in the Park: Blues/rock artist Delbert McClinton with fireworks: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

Aug. 20: Stories Under the Stars: Martha Reed Johnson; Kannapolis Library: 7 p.m.

Visit for full schedule


This weeks’ Town Crier meetings

First Monday, Aug 1

 Veterans Voices, 10 a.m. Free coffee, refreshments for Veterans. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive.

 Tourism Master Plan cttee, noon, Gateway Bldg.

 Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., Rowan County Administrative Bldg.

 Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Gov. Center, Concord.

 Covenant Community Connection, 5 p.m. RPL, Hurley Room,

 East Spencer Board of Aldermen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, East Spencer.

 Landis Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Landis.

 Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Municipal Bldg., Granite Quarry.

 Harold B. Jarrett American Legion, dinner 7 p.m., meeting follows meal.

 VFW 9134, 7 p.m., VFW post 9134 Rockwell.

 Cleveland Lions Club, 7 p.m., Cleveland Lions Den, Cemetery St. Meetings include dinner. 704-278-0974.

First Tuesday, Aug 2

Every Tuesday – Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 a.m., Coffee Shop in Thelma’s Restaurant, West End Plaza.

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

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

 Salisbury City Council, 5 p.m., City Hall.

 Rowan County Veteran Council, 7 p.m. , Rebecca Forbes, 704-603-7301.

 China Grove Town Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall, China Grove.

 Rockwell Rural Fire Department directors, 6 p.m., 11800 Old Beatty Ford Road.

First Wednesday, Aug 3

 SRC&VB master plan committee, noon, Gateway Bldg.

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

First Thursday, Aug 4

Every Thursday n PGT Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., 828-310-8491.

 SRC&VB destination marketing committee, 10 a.m., Gateway Bldg.

 Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge, 1 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

 Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 Cleveland, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

 NAACP general meeting, 7 p.m. Location TBA.

 Eureka Lodge 45, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, 704-636-3267.

First Saturday, Aug 6

Every Saturday  — Toastmasters, Goldmine: 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, Concord. 704-307-8187.