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Roundabout — What’s happening Aug. 25-31

Speakers & forums

ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15: Dr. Michael Bitzer on “The State of Our Polarized Presidential Politics.” RSVP to Toni at 704-212-2114. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. www.esuus.org

Bernheim to speak on Raoul Wallenberg at Trinity Oaks — 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31: One of the most important and heroic figures of World War II, Raoul Wallenberg, by Rachel Bernheim, Salisbury native, chairman and CEO of the Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States. In the special events room at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road, 704-633-1002.

Salisbury AARP — 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1: Salad lunch (bring a favorite salad, dessert or beverage). Elizabeth Sippel of Family Crisis Councilon the Battered Women’s Shelter and other FCC Services. Bring items for the shelter. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Lunch and Learn — Noon Sept. 28: Alzheimer’s topic by TenderHearted Home Care. Bring covered dish to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

 

Theater

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

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Exit Pursued by a Bear’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8-10 and 15-17: ttttSmart, dark revenge comedy. $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Death Trap’ — Sept. 29- Oct. 16. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

Lee Street theatre presents‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8 and 13-15: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26: Praise Grass 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, www.tradingford.net

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.

RPL presents Bob Carlin in free concert — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30: Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series present Bob Carlin.  704-216-8243.

The fourth annual Buskers~Bash & Best Busker Contest — 6-8 p.m. Friday Sept. 2:

Honey Magpie at Wired Coffee Epsress — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2: Free concert, a night of relaxing music. Honey Magpie is a folk band from Chapel Hill. Their music is a sweet blend of three-part vocal harmonies, catchy string parts, and warm percussion. They play original music by their three songwriters as well as traditional and popular covers. They plan to record their debut EP later this year. Wired Coffee Epsress, 459 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Facebook.com/wiredcoffeeespress

Mooresville Bluegrass — 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and first Saturdays: Shearer Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. Info at http://mooresvillebluegrass.com or Facebook Mooresville Bluegrass or 704-706-5432.

Brown Bag Lunch Jam — Noon -1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in September (7, 14, 21, 28): Free, live entertainment at Eastern Gateway Park, corner of Depot and E. Innes Streets. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation, www.salisburync.gov

Music at the Mill — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 16: Live music on the front porch of the China Grove Roller Mill. Bring a chair. 704-433-3912.

76th National Folk Festival — Sept. 9-11: The National Folk Festival returns to downtown Greensboro. Free admission. 23 artists announced to date. Visit nationalfolkfestival.com (see details /pics in June 13 email)

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society in Concert — 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11: Location TBD. The concert titled “War and Peace” will praise the contributions of warriors across time, and how their endeavors generate peace. a addition to songs that celebrate battles, those who have died in conflicts around the world, and U.S. veterans, the choir will perform Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a cantata composed as a plea for lasting peace during the troubled times leading up to World War II. See www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan. Choral.Society for more information.

Union Street Live Concert & Block Party — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15: Main Stage, Too Much Sylvia. North Stage, Below the Belt. Downtown Concord. www.concorddowntown.com

Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24: “Fifty Years Later,” featuring Dreamtime Ancestors, Chris Theofanidis (North Carolina premiere), Don Juan, R. Strauss, Piano Concerto No.5, ‘The Emperor,” Beethoven, featuring soloist Fedrick Chu, piano. Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium, 704- 637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org

Lee Street LIVE presents — Oct. 7 John Oates • Nov. 26 Phil Keaggy • Dec. 16: Rowan Big Band • Tickets at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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 

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.

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13: “NC’s Folk Music History.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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.

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

Germanfest at Old Stone House — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17: Old Stone House. 770 Old Stone House Road.

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 

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

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.

Fin, Feather and Fur outdoor, off-road expo — Aug. 26-28: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendors; Extreme mud racing/off-road National Qualifier; live music Saturday; archery tournament; mechanical bull riding; chainsaw sculpting; Newell Farms Wildlife Rehab Center. See finfeatherfurexpo.com

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 • 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28: In the Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes, showing anime movie called ‘The Wind Rise’ • 6-8 p.m. Aug. 31: Japanese Pop music night. Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. • http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3: Second Time Around Band, bring food to share. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Southern Ideal Home Show — Sept. 9-11: Expert tips on cooking, interior design, landscaping, home improvement. Brett Raymer and Wayde King from TV’s TANKED appear Saturday and Sunday. New this year: free parking. Ticket info at southernshows.com

Carolina automotive Swap and Show — Sept. 10: 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. Sept. 10 and every second Saturday (Oct. 8, Nov. 12). Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Salisbury Gun and Knife Show — • Sept. 10-11 • Nov. 12-13: Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. General admission $7, children 11 and under free. 2-day adult pass $10. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. Free parking. http://rowancountyfair.net/events/ or 704-640-2326

Thomas Family Farm Pumpkin Patch grand opening — 10 a.m. Sept. 12: Free admission, hayrides, playset and swings, picnic tables, country store. Open through Oct. 31. 44161 Millingport Road, Richfield, 704-918-7051, thomasfamilyhfarmllc.com

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

NHRA Carolina Nationals — Sept. 16-18: First race of countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway. Every ticket is a pit pass. Cost $25-$55. /www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/

Charlotte AutoFair — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-25: Hot rods, muscle cars, exotic sports cars, classic automobiles, collector car auction, over 10,000 automotive vendor displays, manufacturers’ midway, kids’ Play Zone, fun fair food and more. Cost $11. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/

Day Out With Thomas. — Sept. 23-25, 30, Oct. 1-2: Kids can take a ride with their favorite tank engine, Thomas, and his little green friend Percy. Meet railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in Imagination Station,, live music, magic, much more. www.nctrans.org

Historic Gold Hill Village Founders Day — 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 24: St. Stephens Church Road.

Repticon Charlotte — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24-25: Family-oriented reptile event featuring vendors and live animal seminars, raffles. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord, 863-268-4273. Adults $10, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. www.cabarrusarena.com

41st annual OctoberTour — Oct. 8 and 9: $30 day of; $25 advance for non-members; $20 advance for members; $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets and details at www.octobertour.com/

Annual Salisbury Doll & Toy Show — 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8: Admission $5 for adults – children 12 and under free Discount coupon on website. Spend a Day enjoying antique and vintage toys from days past. Many vendors to find that special something. Featuring: antique, vintage and modern dolls, OOAK dolls, teddy bears, vintage and modern toys. doll clothes, accesories, furniture and more. Hourly and 1/2hour door prizes. Doll restringing on site.

Third annual Harvest Festival — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 : Old time festival with horse shoes, corn hole, old time games, corn shucking and corn shelling, antique tractors. Kids can make a corn husk doll and play with old timey marbles. Enjoy the train ride and hay ride. www.nctrans.org

Antique Auto Club of America Car Show — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15: Members only show sponsored by Furnitureland Chapter of the AACAs. Show starts 9 a.m., awards presented at 3 p.m. Free for spectators. www.nctrans.org

Autumn Craft Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m Oct. 15: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S,.. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation, www.salisburync.gov

 

Blood drives

Urgent: American Red Cross Blood drive at the Y — 11 a.m.–3 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 27: J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

 

Fundraisers 

Spencer Public Library book sale — 2-6 p.m. Sept. 1-2: Bigger discounts during the final hour on Friday. 300 Fourth St., 704-636-9072.

A different kind of Spelling Bee — Thursday, Sept. 8: 5:30 p.m reception.teams taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. for 7th Annual “Buzz” Word Spelling Bee. An “adult” spelling bee that has fans cheering on their favorite teams while sneering and jeering others. Fundraiser for the Cabarrus Literacy Council. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Information 704-920-2223.

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.

Fourth annual Faith Fire Dept. Party in the Park — 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10: Oyster roast, fish fry at Faith American Legion Park. All you can eat. Tickets at Faith Soda Shop or a Faith Fire Dept. member or Dale Peeler at 704-202-3123. All proceeds go to Faith Fire Department.

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

Children’s fundraiser sale at Forest Hill UMC — Sept. 16-17: 50 Elm Ave. (off 250 union street, north, Concord.Www.Foresthillumc.Org or 704 782-1109.

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

Grace Lutheran Church Men In Mission’s 8th annual fish fry fundraiser — 4 p.m. until, Saturday, Oct. 8: Benefiting 3-year-old Austin Mowry, diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Tractor show noon-4, live music by the Extraordinaries, bring your own lawn chair, basket raffle, dine-in or carry out, raffles drawn the same evening, playground, corn hole toss, dancing. 3020 Grace Church Road. Info at 857-8641

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

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Two tastings at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26: Andrew’s Favorite Wines of Summer Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31: Cathedral Square Brewery Beer 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

Open Mic at The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — 3:30-9 p.m. Sept. 4: Danny Franklin hosts Open Mic • 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 : 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: The U Turn Band. 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 returns • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Right Turn Clyde • 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

The 4th Annual Buskers~Bash & Best Busker Contest— Friday Sept. 2: Free performances  6-8 p.m.Sue McHugh (704) 577-9965 suemch@aol.com

Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration —Sept. 10: “A Norman Rockwell Small Town.” Free admission. Info Terry Piersol, mytownnews@28138@gmail.com

Denton Street Festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 10: Food, crafts, games, local entertainment by Greg Russell, the Part Time Party Time Band, Tim Smith from “The Moonshiners.” Rain or shine. 336-8336-859-4231.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 24: Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture come to the downtown Kannapolis streets. Questions? 828-231-5037 or kannapolisarts@gmail.com

 

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

 

Classes

Pottery 101 Pottery Wheel for Kids, Saturday 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 27: Age 8-13, one-day class on the basics. Ready for pick-up two weeks from class date. $35. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com. Advance registration required.

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.

 

Home & Garden

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

also on first Saturdays (Sept. 3) 9 a.m.-noon, Carolina Folkworks invites musicians to bring an instrument and play along.

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 to present ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ — Auditions 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31: Tony-award winning musical. 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. 26: Field of Dreams” (1989) • $5 per person or $20 per car • 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org

 

Art 

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

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 — • Sept. 13, 8:45 a.m. Butterfly Farm. Deadline Sept. 5 • Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. Barn Dinner Theater. Deadline Sept. 25 • Oct. 19-21, 8 a.m. Beach Trip. Deadline Sept. 15 • Nov. 12, Greensboro, “Gaither’s Home Coming.” Deadline Oct. 25 • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Call Louise for trip info and reservations: 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.

 

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

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

Logo design competition — Deadline Sept. 9: $500 award for winning logo submission for new Caldwell Arts Council logo design. Submit via e-mail to Adrienne@CaldwellArts.com by 5 p.m. Sept. 9. For guidelines and rules see www.caldwellarts.com

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. Saturday, Sept. 10. 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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