Roundabout — What’s happening Aug. 11-17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kannapolis summer entertainment

Visit for full schedule

Aug. 11: Thursdays on Main – Evening: 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: 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.



James Gregory ‘Funniest Man in America’  at the Meroney  This Saturday  — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13: $27 general admission, $35 preferred seating. Meet and greet immediately following the show Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or



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 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 or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt

Center for Faith & the  Arts and The Phoenix Readers present ‘Bless Me, Father’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 26-27: By local playwright Andy Rassler. $10 admission.  See or


Music & more 

Music at the Mill — 7-9 p.m. Aug. 19: Bout Tyme Country Duo will perform on the front porch of the China Grove Roller Mill. Bring a chair. 704-433-3912.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY • • Sept. 24: Big Break • Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love.

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.

CruisIn The Grove — 3-7 p.m. Aug. 20: Main Street, China Grove. Food and music.

Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: “Ed Sullivan Show” Tribute, Norvell Theater, 704- 637- 4314,

RPL presents Bob Carlin in free concert — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30: Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series present Bob Carlin, probably the best known clawhammer style banjoist performing today. Info: Headquarters 704-216-8243.

John Oates is LIVE at Lee Street season opener — 7:30 p.m. Oct.  7: John Oates.  Tickets: $50+tax. 329 N. Lee St., or 704-310-5507.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sept. 3 • Foreigner, Sept. 17 • Styx, Oct. 15 • Bret Michaels, Nov. 19 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee



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. www.SpencerDollAnd 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


This & That 

Community Health Fair — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Hosted by Solid Rock Church Of God, 1004 Locke St., sponsored by Novant . Free blood pressure monitoring, free blood sugar check, free healthcare information. Mammogram requires appointment. Special presentation by Global Women’s Ministry Inc. of Charlotte. Refreshments served. Info: Rev. Laura A. Washington, D.Min., 704-645-1782,

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.

Back to school supplies give away — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13: Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 South Caldwell St., All children must be accompanied by parent, guardian or adult. No exceptions.

Carolina automotive Swap and Show — Aug. 13: At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive, monthly show through November. Contact carolinaswapand show@ or Facebook.

All GM Show at the NC Transportation Museum— Aug. 13: 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.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Aug. 13. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19: Live music by the band Crimson Rose. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

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

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

Fin, Feather and Fur outdoor, off-road expo — Aug. 26-28: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendors exhibiting hunting, fishing, camping, off road, outdoor products; Extreme mud racing/off-road National Qualifier; Motocross, ATV Side by Side Sprint and ATV Flat Track Racing; Monster Trucks; Live music Saturday (Wayward Reason and 5 Time CMA Artist J Collins); Archery tournament; mechanical bull riding; chainsaw sculpting; Newell Farms Wildlife Rehab Center; TV personalities. See or call 704- 791-6317.

NC Trans hosts ‘Stoneman’s Raid Through Salisbury’ — Aug. 26-28: Sutlers and living history demonstrators, live music with the Huckleberry Brothers, lantern tours,  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 train. See for details, ticket prices, packages, more.

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

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



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

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

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12: Wine Tasting: New Vintages and Wines from Rickety Bridge Winery of South Africa with Rickety Bridge CEO Andy Woolgar.  $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@

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

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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug 13: Light the Fire 2016 Tour featuring The Jewell and Final Flight. 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:  For the first time, RevelWood Mission • 9:30 p.m. Saturday:  Jill Goodson Fand • 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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival with Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Family friendly zombies, singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, etc. Email

Juneteenth: Black Family Reunion — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20: 21st annual Juneteenth Celebration at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Free to the public. Info: Gretchen Dunlap 704-762-6971.

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. 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 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

Tonight: Community forum: The Town of Spencer will hold a Community Forum 7 p.m. Thursday Aug 11, Town Hall, 600 S. Salisbury Ave., for the purpose of facilitating engagement and feedback from the community. For more information, call 704-633-2231.

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;

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.

Piedmont Players Theatre to present Tony-winning musical ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31: Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St. Show dates: Oct. 6-15. 704-633-5471.

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.



Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars —Gates 7:30 p.m., films on the front lawn at 8:30 p.m. • 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,



2016 Carolina Artists Expo — Aug. 17-19 with reception 6 p.m. 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.315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S.  All works for sale. Info at 704-633-2852.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring watercolors by Mark Brincefield, paintings by Guy Raymond. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340,

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Shane Tolliven, photographer and artist, displaying photographs and artwork after nearly a 30-year intermission. 704-633-1246.

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 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882,



Travel with the YMCA — • 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@

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/

Juneteenth: Black Family Reunion — Aug. 20: Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Family space 20X20, $20. Service and merchandise vendors $50. Darlene Scott 704-637-2932 or Jill Burch 704-267-2567.

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.

Autumn Craft Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m Oct. 15: $35 indoor vendors, $25 outdoor vendors, at Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S,.. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation,

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

FBMC Holiday Faire — 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.

Christmas craft and vendor show — Nov. 19-20: At Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendor spots $60 for 10×10 booth in new building; 50 for 10×10 in old building; food booths $100. Go to to print an application or call 704-640-2326.


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

Juneteenth: Black Family Reunion — Aug. 20: Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Call talent coordinator Barbara Summers, 704-232-0464.

Musicians for new season of Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — 7:15 pm to 9 p.m. Sept. 8: Under  the direction of new conductor, Jason Partridge. In need of percussion, low brass (trombone and baritone) and clarinets, but all are welcom. Rehearsals at Trinity UMC, 426 E. First St., Kannapolis. Email or visit www.

Bands and solo artists  — Saturday, Oct. 8: Hickory’s Oktoberfest offers the opportunity to show off musical talent; participants will have 20 minutes to set up, perform, and break down. Deadline 5 p.m. Oct. 6.  Contact Hickory Music Factory 828-308-5659 or

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

Street performers: Salisbury’s 4th Annual Busker’s Bash — Event is  5-9 p.m. Sept. 2; deadline to apply Aug. 24. Musicians, dancers, jugglers, magicians, more perform throughout downtown. Winners announced at 9 p.m. grand finale. Apply at https://downtownsalisburync. com/buskers- bash-contestant-application. Info at

Rowan Helping Ministries — Accepting submissions of cover designs for 2016 Christmas Honor Card. Deadline 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Winning artist honored at an unveiling reception and  recognized in local media. Information and artwork requirements at Karen Taylor at ktaylor@rowanhelping or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.

31st annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — Sculpture artists for Sept. 10 event in Lenoir. $11,000 in cash awards and potential sales. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486,, or

Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept. 15: Juried show with artists selected by a committee. No charge for participation and no commissions charged on items sold.  For application, contact or or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug. 15.


Call for volunteers 

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 July 16, 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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