Community calendar September 2016

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Clawhammer style banjoist Bob Carlin in concert. Rowan Public Library, Free. 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8228.

Aug. 30-31, 7 p.m. 

PPT musical auditions for “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471,

Sept. 1, 12:30 p.m.

AARP BYO salad lunch. Info on Family Crisis Council, Battered Women’s Shelter, other FCC Services. Bring items for the shelter. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Info: 704-216-7714.

Sept. 1-2, 2 p.m.

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

Sept. 2-10

Iredell County Fair, Troutman,

Sept. 2, 5 p.m.

Fourth annual Buskers Bash. 40 street performers vie for votes in Downtown Salisbury.

Sept. 2, 6 p.m. 

Sunset Run 5K, United Way, Rowan Public Library.

Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. 

Honey Magpie at Wired Coffee Epsress. Free concert. 459 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis.

Sept. 3, 7 a.m.

Joe Hall Breakfast, Lions’ Den, Cemetery St., Cleveland. For two WRHS Scholarships. Full breakfast. Cleveland Lions Club. Info: 704-278-0974.

Sept. 3, 9 a.m.

Holistic Moms Network Salisbury Chapter kickoff event at Farmers Market.

Sept. 3

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra auditons at Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Appointments at

Sept. 3, 7 p.m.

Band dance at the Y with Second Time Around Band, bring food to share. $7. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Sept. 3, 7 p.m. 

Mooresville Bluegrass at Shearer Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. or 704-706-5432.

Sept. 4, 9 p.m. 

JCPrice Post 107 Labor Day Dance, $10. Music, raffles, dress to impress. Age 21+

Sept. 5: Labor Day

Sept. 5

No Rowan County Commissioner’s meeting

Sept. 5

Deadline for Sept. 6 NHCS 50th Year Committee Meeting. RSVP to

Sept. 7, 9 a.m. 

NHCS Substitute Teacher Training. Info: 704-636-3005.

Sept. 7, noon

United Way Campaign Kick-Off, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Sept. 7, noon 

Brown Bag Lunch Jam, free, at Eastern Gateway Park, corner of Depot and E. Innes.

Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.

“Buzz” Word Spelling Bee fundraiser for Cabarrus Literacy Counci. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 5:30 p.m reception kick off. 704-920-2223.

Sept. 8. 7:30 a.m.

United Way Day of Caring, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Sept. 8

Essie Fox Charter School open meeting. Held at East Square.

Sept. 8-10, 15-17, 7:30 p.m.

‘Exit Pursued by a Bear,’ Lee St. Theatre. A Southern revenge comedy. 704-310-5507,

Sept. 8, 7 p.m 

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

Sept. 9-10

Fall Family Campout, $20 per tent/4 people. Salisbury Community Park 704- 216-2708

Sept. 9-11

76th National Folk Festival downtown Greensboro. Free admission. 23 artists announced to date. Visit

Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Robert Crum opening reception and show at Clearwater Studio. 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535,

Sept. 9-17 

Cabarrus County Fair, Concord. cabarrus

Sept. 9-11

Southern Ideal Home Show, Charlotte. See

Sept. 9, 8 a.m. 

Milford Hills UMC Fall fundraiser in the Fellowship Hall. 704-636-0471 or

Sept. 10, 7 a.m.

Pancake breakfast for The 12U Hutters Travel Baseball Team. First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis. $6 at the door. To cover entry fees for the fall season.

Sept. 10, 9 a.m.

Denton Street Festival Food, crafts, games, live entertainment. Rain or shine. 336-8336-859-4231.

Sept. 10, 10 a.m.

Humane Society of Rowan County Dog Wash at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road. Cost depends on size. humanesociety

Sept.10, 12:30 p.m. 

Rowan County Republican Golf Tournament, Corbin Hills Golf Club. Info: 704 232 4047.

Sept. 10, 1 p.m. 

Kannapolis Cruise-In. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Sept. 10. 2:30 p.m.

31st Misenheimer Family Reunion, St. John’s Church Community Bldg., 6200 Mt. Olive Church Road Mt. Pleasant. Bring food to share.

Sept. 10, 9 a.m.

Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration. Dimension Dance Arts, Tiger World’s exotic friends, Doggie Dress Up Contest, Cross Ties Band. “A Norman Rockwell Small Town.”

Sept. 10, 6 p.m.

Fourth annual Faith Fire Dept. Party in the Park. Oyster roast, fish fry at Faith American Legion Park. Tickets at Faith Soda Shop or 704-202-3123. All proceeds go to Faith Fire Department.

Sept. 10-11.

Salisbury Gun and Knife Show, Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. or 704-640-2326.

Sept. 10

Carolina automotive Swap and Show. Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive. carolinaswapand show@ or Facebook.

Sept. 10-11.

Countywide antiques and stuff. Buy, sell or both at Rowan County Fairgrounds. 704-425-9838

Sept. 11, 2 p.m.

ECHS presents ‘More Murder and Mayhem’ from regional newspaper accounts and local family histories 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.See Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.

Sept. 11, 3 p.m.

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society Concert. War and Peace will praise the contributions of warriors across time.

Sept. 12, 10 a.m.

Thomas Family Farm Pumpkin Patch grand opening. Hayrides, playset and swings, picnic tables, country store. Open through Oct. 31. 44161 Millingport Road, Richfield, 704-918-7051.

Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Business After Hours, TBA. 704-633-4221.

Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Landis Board of Aldermen, Town Hall, 312 S. Main St., Landis, postponed from Sept. 5).

Sept. 13, 8:45 a.m. 

YMCA Flutter Farms High Point trip.

Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

History Club Meeting, NC’s Folk Music History. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. 704-633-5946 or

Sept. 14, noon 

Brown Bag Lunch Jam, free, at Eastern Gateway Park, corner of Depot and E. Innes.

Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership: Trinity Oaks. 704-633-4221.

Sept. 15, 7 p.m. 

Family Storytelling Concert with Connie Regan-Blake. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-7728.

Sept. 15, 6 p.m. 

Union Street Live summer concert series, Downtown Concord with Too Much Sylvia and Below the Belt.

Sept. 16-17

Children’s fundraiser sale at Forest Hill UMC. 50 Elm Ave. (off 250 Union St. North, Concord. or 704 782-1109.

Sept. 16, 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.

Sept. 16, 7 p.m.

Music at the Mill., front porch of the China Grove Roller Mill. Bring a chair. 704-433-3912.

Sept. 16-18

NHRA Carolina Nationals. First race of countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway. Every ticket is a pit pass. Cost $25-$55. /

Sept. 17, 9 a.m.

Rowan Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s; NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. 980-498-7725

Sept. 17, 9 a.m.

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

Sept. 17, 4 p.m. 

Annual Germanfest celebration at Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946

Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Prevent Child Abuse Rowan’s second annual Toss for Tots, F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. 704-639-1700 or

Sept. 18. 1 p.m.

Isenhour Family Reunion at First Wesleyan Church, 301 Bethpage Road, Kannapolis. Bring food to share.

Sept. 18, 2 p.m.

Dedication ceremony for newly-renovated Ralph W. Ketner Center (original building) at Rowan Helping Ministries.

Sept. 18, 2 p.m.

Why Andy Didn’t Carry A Gun, The Hidden History Of Mayberry. By Catawba’s  Gary Freeze, Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. ECHS Facebook.

Sept. 19.24

Davidson County Fair, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty

Sept. 20, 1 p.m. 

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

Sept. 21, noon 

Brown Bag Lunch Jam, free, at Eastern Gateway Park, corner of Depot and E. Innes.

Sept. 22-25, 8 a.m. 

Charlotte AutoFair, hot rods, muscle cars, exotic sports cars, classic automobiles, collector car auction, displays, food, kids’ play zone, 5555 Concord Mills Prkwy South, Concord.

Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

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

Sept. 23-Oct.1

Rowan County Fair, Julian Road fairgrounds. 704-640-2326 or

Sept. 23-25, 30, Oct 1&2. 

Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine t the NC Transportatin Museum, Spencer.

Sept. 24

Annual Historic Gold Hill Founder’s Day event, St. Stephens Church Road.

Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Rowan Crosby Scholars Barbecue, Bands, and Boots, F&M Trolley Barn 125 E. Liberty St. Tickets at 704-762-3512 or

Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Fifty Years Later Symphony Concert, Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. Salisbury Symphony 704-637-4314,

Sept. 24-25, 10 a.m. 

Repticon Charlotte. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord, 863-268-4273.

Sept. 24, noon 

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival. Family friendly arts and culture in downtown Kannapolis. 828-231-5037

Sept. 24, 8-11 p.m.

Music at the Mural with Big Break, at W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. or 704-216-PLAY

Sept. 27, 11 a.m.

Urgent: American Red Cross Blood drive at the Y. Until 3 p.m. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. 

‘How I Learned to Drive’ and ‘Exit the King.’ Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College,

Sept. 27-28 

PPT youth auditions for “The Boxcar Children,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., appointment only. 704-633-5471,

Sept. 27, 7 p.m. 

Pat Mother Blues Cohen concert, by Friends of Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine. 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8228.

Sept. 27, 7 p.m. 

Livengood Peeler Wood Auxiliary fundraiser and dinner (6:30 p.m.) at Granite Quarry Legion Building.

Sept. 28, noon  

Brown Bag Lunch Jam, free, at Eastern Gateway Park, corner of Depot and E. Innes.

Sept. 28, noon

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

Sept. 29-Oct. 16. 

‘Death Trap,’ at Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405 oldcourt

Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m.

37th Annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park. All day. 704-216-7803.

Oct. 1-2 9 a.m.

NC Transportation Museum Day Out With Thomas the tank engine.

Oct. 1, 9 a.m.

Rowan Republican breakfast, Location TBA.


Dr. Josephus Hall House Tours, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours


Downtown Trolley Tour begins at Visitor Information Center. Narrators guide you by historic sites.


Town Crier meetings for the week of Aug 29- Sept. 4

• Listings based on last best information received. Confirm before attending.

Fifth Monday, Aug. 29

GriefShare, 6-8 p.m., Aug. 22-Nov. 21. First Baptist Church, China Grove,302 Patterson St., 704-857-5415.

GriefShare, 6-8 p.m., Begins Sept. 12-Dec. 12. Central Baptist Church,1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. 704-467-2795, .

Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., Rowan County Administrative Bldg., 130 W. Innes St.

Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Gov. Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.

East Spencer Board of Aldermen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 105 S. Long St., East Spencer.

Landis Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 312 S. Main St., Landis.

Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Municipal Bldg., 143 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry.

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

VFW 9134, 7 p.m., VFW post 9134 Rockwell. Info David Hand,


Fifth Tuesday, Aug. 30

Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 a.m., Frontier Coffee Shoppe in Thelma’s Restaurant, West End Plaza.

TOPS NC 437, 10 a.m., Lakeview Baptist, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis. 704-938-3634.


Fifth Wednesday, Aug. 31

Salisbury Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon,. at W. Fisher and S. Jackson.

Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., The Depot on Railroad St.


First Thursday, Sept. 1

PGT Toastmasters, 5:45-6:45 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 828-310-8491,

Kannapolis Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance and Dale Earnhardt.

SRCVB destination marketing cttee., 10 a.m., Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.

Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge Stated Communications, 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 or 7040-798-2032.


First Friday, Sept. 2

China Grove Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., China Grove Roller Mill. 308 N. Main St.


First Saturday, Sept. 3

Rowan Republican Breakfast, 8 a.m., location TBA. pierceconstruction

Toastmasters, Goldmine, 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord.

Salisbury Rowan Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, West Fisher at South Jackson Street. Also on First Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Carolina Folkworks invites musicians to bring an instrument and play along.

Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays: 129 S. Railroad St., Lexington.


Arts & entertainment events in Thursday’s Time Out or online at > lifestyle > entertainment.

• Church events in Saturday’s Faith section or online at > lifestyle > faith.