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Roundabout — What’s happening Sept. 1-7

Music & more 

Postponed until Oct. 7 due to weather: Fourth annual Buskers~Bash & Best Busker Contest — Friday Sep. 2: Shops open 5-9, free performances 6-8 p.m. More than 40 street performers (buskers) play to earn your vote. A walking map shows where each performer is located. To vote, toss a customer ‘BUSKERS~BASH’ guitar pick in the performer’s bucket.  Buckets collected at 8 p.m., votes counted, prize winners announced at a grand finale. See www.facebook.com /SalisburyBuskersBash/

Honey Magpie at Wired Coffee Epsress — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 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

The Helms Family Band at Mooresville Bluegrass — 7-9:30 p.m. Sep. 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 for the Museum —  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 10:  Bluegrass Music at Sloan Park, to benefit the Country Life Museum being built at the park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla. Bluegrass music, food, antique tractors, auction, bake sale, kiddie pedal tractor pull. Livd music by The Bemus Kids, Tendergrass Bluegrass Band, The Jones Sister’s Band, The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys, Strings of Victory, The Trailblazers. Details at 704-636-2671 or pelium@jamesriverequipment.com

Fifth annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sep. 10: America’s only bluegrass festival that promotes Bible study and wholesome music and recreation. Music by Scythian, Snyder Family Band from Lexington, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Tim White & Troublesome Hollow, Lightnin’ Charlie. 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville. Full day pass  $15; at the gate $20. www.cbcbluegrass.com or 336-262-6325.

Tosco Music Party — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sep. 10: Acoustic music showcase. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets $17-$23 at www.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000. For list of performers see www.ToscoMusic Party. org

76th National Folk Festival — Sep. 9-11: The National Folk Festival returns to downtown Greensboro. Free admission. 23 artists announced to date. Visit nationalfolkfestival.com

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society in Concert — 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11: 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. Held at First United Church of Christ. See www.facebook.com/ Salisbury.Rowan. Choral.Society for details.

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

Music at the Mill — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sep. 16: The Efird Family 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, • Sep. 24: Big Break. 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 •

Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 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

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Sep. 30: 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

Lee Street LIVE presents — Oct. 7 John Oates, Tickets: $50+tax • 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.

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sep. 3 • Foreigner, Sep. 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

 

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Exit Pursued by a Bear’ — 7:30 p.m. Sep. 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.

Connie Regan-Blake to perform at RPL — Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15: Nationally renowned storyteller Connie Regan-Blake performs a one-hour family storytelling concert in Rowan Public Library’s Stanback Auditorium. Free, open to the public, for all ages. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, at 201 W. Fisher St., www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Catawba’s Blue Masque Theatre presents — 7:30 p.m. Sep. 27-28 and Oct. 1: “How I Learned to Drive,” by Paula Vogel. Tickets $8. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Tickets 704-637-4481, www.catawba edu/theatretix or at the door.

Catawba’s Blue Masque Theatre presents — 7:30 p.m. Sep. 29-30 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2: “Exit the King,” by Eugene Ionesco. Tickets $8. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Tickets 704-637-4481, www.catawba edu/theatretix or at the door.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Death Trap’ — Sep. 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

Cirque Italia comes to Greensboro — Sep. 15-18: 410 Four Seasons Town Centre, Greensboro under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent. Cirque Italia, the first traveling WATER circus in the US, completely animal-free show. For more information, check out www.cirqueitalia.com. Purchase tickets at cirqueitalia.com/tickets or 941-704-8572.

 

History 

Bost Grist Mill’s Civil War re-enactment and living history — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sep. 10-11: Hosted by Bost Grist Mill and the 30th North Carolina Troops. Historic Bost Mill, 4701 Hwy 200 Concord. Visit www.battleofbost.org for more details

ECHS presents ‘More Murder and Mayhem’ — 2 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 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, Sep. 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, Sep. 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, Sep. 17: At Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us

Germanfest at Old Stone House — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 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 

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 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 — Sep. 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 — Sep. 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. Sep. 10 and every second Saturday (Oct. 8, Nov. 12). Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Salisbury Gun and Knife Show — • Sep. 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. Sep. 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

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sep. 16 : Live music by the band Crimson Rose. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

NHRA Carolina Nationals — Sep. 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. Sep. 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 at the NC Transportation Museum — Sep. 23-25, 30, Oct. 1-2: See www.nctrans.org

Historic Gold Hill Village Founders Day — 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday, Sep. 24:  Parade, history hayrides through the 70 acre park, Civil War Living History Encampment and Skirmish along with food trucks and entertainment. 704-267-9439 or www.historicgoldhill.com or on Facebook at: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina

C-Fest at the East Rowan YMCA —  10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24:  Christian focused, family-friendly fun festival held at the East Rowan YMCA. This free event features live entertainment from magician Fish The Magish and comedian Barry McGee. Activities  and food for the whole family. Closing concert by Southern Gospel band  The Chapeleers. Sponsored by the Saleeby-Fisher YMCA and area churches. Held at 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, with questions call 704-279-1742.

Repticon Charlotte — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sep. 24-25: Family-oriented reptile event with vendors, 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

October Tour Night Out — Oct. 7, 5-9 p.m. Downtown Salisbury.https://downtownsalisburync.com/

 

Blood drives

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

 

Fundraisers 

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

A different kind of Spelling Bee — Sep. 8: 7th Annual “Buzz” Word Spelling Bee, where fans cheering on their favorite teams. Benefits Cabarrus Literacy Council hosted at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 5:30 p.m reception kicks off the party with teams taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 to attend. $5 if you show your Cabarrus County Public Library card, free to those Emergency Service Providers in uniform. 704-920-2223.

Pancake breakfast for The Hutters — 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sep. 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, Sep. 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. Sep. 10. Fun fundraiser at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road. Cost $8-$14 depending on size. www.humanesociety ofrowancountync.org

To benefit the Country Life Museum at Sloan Park — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 10: Raffle drawings for John Deer lawn tractor and more, antique tractor display, live auction, bake sale, chidlren’s tractor pull, live bluegrass music, food for sale by the Millbridge Ruritans. Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, MT. Ulla. Details at 704-636-2671 or pelium@jamesriverequipment.com

Celtic Heritage Day Fundraiser — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sep. 10: Live music, Irish dancing, food vendors, beer vendors, living history demonstrations, open house tours  at Historic Latta Plantation, a fundraising event sponsored by The New World Celts. $10, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

Children’s fundraiser sale at Forest Hill UMC — Sep. 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. Sep. 17: Fundraising and awareness event for Alzheimer’s. Info at 980-498-7725.

Third annual Barbecue, Bands, and Boots — 6:30 -11 p.m. Sep. 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,  much more. 3020 Grace Church Road. Info 857-8641

Pregnancy Support Center Walk for Life — 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15:  Those who raise $100+ receive commemorative T-shirt. Prizes awarded to top fundraising adult & child walkers and to the walker with the best superhero costume. Salisbury Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road. Info: Ashley 704-633-7695.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 2: End of Summer Wine Tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon 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

 

Night Life

Open Mic at The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — 3:30-9 p.m. Sep. 4: Danny Franklin hosts Open Mic • Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

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 — Closed Sep. 3 • Randy Stonehill returns Saturday Sep. 10 along with Sean Spillane. Starting at 7:15. 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. — Labor Day switcheroo • 9:30 p.m. Friday: Nine Day Trip • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: DJ Caibel returns • 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

Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration —10 a.m. Sep. 10: “A Norman Rockwell Small Town.” Free admission. In front of Rockwell Elementary, 114 Link St.and Hwy. 52. Vendors, entertainment, family fun, bounce houses with $10 arm band purchase. This event and a portion of bounce house sales go towards Rockwell Elementary playground and ball field. Dimension Dance Arts performance, Blue Feather Band, Doggie dress up contest, Little Rascals Mr. and Ms. Contest, Heirs of Salvation Band, Salute To Veterans, Senior Beauty Contest, Morning Glory Band  Hot dog eating contest Details at Facebook: Rockwell Fest September 10, 2016.

Denton Street Festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sep. 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.

6th annual Biker Blues & BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic — Sep. 16-17: KCBS- sanctioned BBQ event. Free admission, family friendly. Vendors, food, beverages, Darrell Harwood Friday and The Delmonicos Saturday plus Poker Run, People’s Choice Award BBQ tasting. Events support Salisbury Veterans Hospice House. Held a Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. Sep. 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

 

Classes

Gentle Yoga at Cauble Creek Vineyard — 3-5 p.m. Sep. 11: Gentle yoga class among the grapevines followed by a relaxing glass of wine. $15. Bring a yoga mat. RSVP to sales@caublecreek vineyard.com or 704-633-1137. 700 Cauble Farm Road, the first right after Airport Road, heading west on Hwy 150.

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

Salisbury AARP — 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 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.

Scholarship winners to speak — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 8: Livingstone students Kenya Glover and A’Kira Thomas, 2016 recipients of the AAUW Salisbury Branch scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Meeting is at Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe, Dodge Hall, Room 112. Light refreshments provided by AAUW Salisbury. Free. Contact: Dr. Carol Cody, president, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net or codycarol@bellsouth.net

ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 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

Lunch and Learn — Noon Sep. 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.

 

Home & Garden

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

also on first Saturdays (Sep. 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

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — Saturday, Sep. 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

‘Reefer Madness’ — 7 p.m. Sep. 12: Audiions open to the community. Show dates Nov. 10-19. Needed, one male lead in his 30s, a baritone and good mover, plus male ensemble members age 18- 35. Auditions at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org

PPT’s ‘The Boxcar Children’ Youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 24: Cost: $40. Only 20 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT Youth auditions for ‘The Boxcar Children’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sept 27- 28: Auditions by appointment only. Only 25 spots per time slot. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Show dates: Nov. 7-19. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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

 

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

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

Robert Crum show at Clearwater Studio opening Sep. 9 — 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 9: Opening reception for exhibit by Salisbury’s Robert Crum • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 10: Artist Talk by Crum • Exhibit open through Sep. 30. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • Sep. 13, 8:45 a.m. Butterfly Farm. Deadline Sep. 5 • Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. Barn Dinner Theater. Deadline Sep. 25 • Oct. 19-21, 8 a.m. Beach Trip. Deadline Sep. 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.

Cancer Club’s Road Trip to New Orleans — Sep. 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 — Sep. 17: Asheville Outlets and Hamricks • Oct. 1-2: Panthers in Atlanta • Call for details: Brenda Cowan, 704-431-3974.

The New Cherokee Casino — Sep. 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 — Sep. 2-10, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Call for vendors

Gold Hill Founders Day  — Sep. 24: Parade, history hayrides, Civil War Living History Encampment and Skirmish, food trucks, entertainment. Limited spaces available for arts, crafts, heritage living exhibits, old time living demonstrations, etc. Applications at www.historicgoldhill.com or Facebook at: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina

Rowan County Fair — 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 — Sep. 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 — Sep. 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 — Sep. 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 parade entries

Gold Hill Founders Day  — Sep. 24: Parade entries may call 704-279-7897 or see www.historicgoldhill.com. Email inquiries to vivian@historicgoldhill.com

 

Call for performers

Musicians for new season of Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — 7:15-9 p.m. Sep. 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 — Deadline Sep. 7: Submissions of cover designs for 2016 Christmas Honor Card. Information and artwork requirements at Karen Taylor at ktaylor@rowanhelping ministries.org or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.

Logo design competition — Deadline Sep. 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. Sep. 9. For guidelines and rules see www.caldwellarts.com

Activate the Sidewalks in Concord — Deadline Sep. 15: Call for entries for Innovation Day from artists, inventors, others. Develop design concepts to activate the sidewalks of Downtown Concord. These inventions will be placed along Union Street for a one-day viewing by the public Saturday, Oct. 22. Top designs as selected by the public will be awarded cash prizes with the potential for one design to be built for permanent installation. No entry fee.Contact diane@concorddowntown.com

31st annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — Sculpture artists for Sep. 10 event in Lenoir vie for $11,000 in cash awards and potential sales. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, 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, Sep. 10. Humane Society of Rowan County, www.humane societyof rowancountync.org

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Sep. 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. dbhundley@ novanthealth.org

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