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Roundabout — What’s happening Aug. 18-24

This & That 

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.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 pm. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 19-20: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

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 open, food available. 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

First Friday College Night Out — Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m. Downtown Salisbury. https://downtownsalisburync.com/

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 finfeatherfurexpo.com or call 704- 791-6317.

NC Trans hosts ‘Stoneman’s Raid Through Salisbury’ — Aug. 26-28: Sutlers and living history demonstrators, live music, lantern tours, dinner and dance with the Huckleberry Brothers, National Cemetery & Confederate Prison Site trolley tours, Civil War historians and presentations, Fort York trolley tours, reenactments. See www.nctrans.org 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 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.

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. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Busker’s Bash — 5-9 p.m. Sept. 2 Downtown Salisbury https://downtownsalisburync.com

Theater

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ — Through Aug. 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 www.showtix4u.com or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

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 www.faithart.org or www.leestreet.org

 

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.

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. www.concorddowntown.com

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

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 www.salisburync.gov/play or 704-216-PLAY • • Sept. 24: Big Break • Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love.

‘A Really Big Shew’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony presents “Ed Sullivan Show” tribute. Limited seatubg; check ticket availability at www.salisburysymphony.org or 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.

Bob Dylan at 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 • Styx, Oct. 15 • Martina McBride, Oct. 22 • Bret Michaels, Nov. 19 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee

 

History 

Why Andy Didn’t Carry A Gun, The Hidden History Of Mayberry — 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18: Dr. Gary Freeze, Professor of History at Catawba College, on how concepts developed within the “The Andy Griffith Show” relate to the current status of NC. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Details at Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.

ECHS presents ‘More Murder and Mayhem’ — 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 : Sequel presentation by Vickie Cline, sharing stories gleaned from regional newspaper accounts and local family histories. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Details at Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.

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

 

Fundraisers 

Pancake breakfast for The Hutters — 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10: The 12U Hutters Travel Baseball Team is hosting a pancake breakfast. at First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis. $6, tickets sold at the door. To cover entry fees for the tournaments the boys will play in the 2016 fall season. Come meet the team.

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 ofrowancountync.org

2016 Rowan Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17: Fundraising and awareness event for Alzheimer’s. Info at 980-498-7725.

Third annual Barbecue, Bands, and Boots — 6:30 -11 p.m. Sept. 24: At the F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. $50/person or $95/couple. Proceeds support the need-based financial aid program for Rowan County Crosby Scholars students. 704-762-3512, info@crosbyscholarsrowan.org

Pregnancy Support Center Walk for Life — 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15. Details at 704-633-7695.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19: The Sun-Kissed Wines of Spain and Portugal Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

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

Kannapolis Wine Festival — Aug. 20, 2-6 p.m.: Downtown Kannapolis’ second wine-tasting event in the new Kannapolis City Hall. Tickets in advance and at the door. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes.

 

Night Life

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

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Friday: NuHiWay from Statesville. 704-278-4070.

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 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 — Saturday, Aug. 20: doors open 7 p.m. A night of healing through humor led by the spirit of God, by Gospel Comedian GUFU. 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: Deejay Caibel • 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

 

Festivals

10th Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, 704-278-4248 woodleaftomato festival@yahoo.com

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.

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.

 

Classes

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. 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.

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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

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

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

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.

Bernheim to speak on Raoul Wallenberg at Trinity Oaks — 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Trinity Oaks about one of the most important and heroic figures of World War II: Raoul Wallenberg. In n the special events room at Trinity Oaks Wed., Aug. 31.

 

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.

 

Auditions

PPT’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ — Auditions 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31: Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St. Show dates: Oct. 6-15. 704-633-5471. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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 ljones@catawba.edu. For musical questions, email dhagy@wfu.edu

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

 

Film

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

 

Art 

Tonight: 2016 Carolina Artists Expo —  Opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. All works for sale. Free exhibit. Salisbury Civic Center.315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S, .nfo 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, www.fineframegallery.com

Introducing Isabel Hartsell at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “The Sacred Lotus” currently on exhibit in the main gallery, through Aug. 27. Free, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

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 through Sept. 2 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

 

Trips 

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@ rowanymca.com

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.

Go with the Community Travelers — Sept. 17: Asheville Outlets and Hamricks • Oct. 1-2: Panthers in Atlanta • Call for details: Brenda Cowan, 704-431-3974.

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.

 

2016 County Fairs 

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 2-10, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org

Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 9-17, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com

Davidson County Fair — Sept.19-24, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty agfair.com

Rowan County Fair — Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 704-640-2326 or www.rowancountyfair.net

Stanly County Fair — Oct. 4-8, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/

Dixie Classic County Fair — Sept. 30-Oct. 9, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com

NC State Fair — Oct. 13-23, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

 

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 andshow@yahoo.com 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@ 28138@gmail.com

KCBS- sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com 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 Rec, www.salisburync.gov

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 rowancountyfair.net 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 www.LongleafFilmFestival.com or www.facebook.com/LongleafFilmFestival

 

Call for performers

Musicians for new season of Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — 7:15-9 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 president@primetimeband.org or visit www. primetimeband.org

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 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

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 openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

CFA themed gallery exhibit — Center for Faith & the Arts’ themed gallery exhibit entitled “Sorrow: The Art of Dying, Death, and Grief” Deadline Aug. 19. Exhibit dates Sept. 22-Nov. 11. Email info@faithart.org

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 katelin@downtownsalisburync.com

Rowan Helping Ministries — Accepting submissions of cover designs for 2016 Christmas Honor Card. Deadline Sept. 7. Info and requirements at Karen Taylor at ktaylor@rowanhelping ministries.org 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, info@caldwellarts.com, or www.caldwellarts.com

 

Call for volunteers 

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 kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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 hps@horseprotection.org

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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