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Roundabout — What’s Happening Sept. 8-14

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

Piedmont Players Theatre season tickets — 10 shows, 2 theaters. Save over 20% on 2016-17 season. Complete details at piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

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.

 

Music & more 

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

Charlotte Folk Society’s next free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 9 : Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys at The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. www.folksociety.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, Sep. 11: “War and Peace”: praise to contributions of warriors across time. First United Church of Christ. www.facebook.com/ Salisbury.Rowan. Choral.Society

Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band — 7 p.m. Sep. 11: Classic country, bluegrass, southern gospel, Ol Time R&R. At St. Matthews Lutheran Church Family Life Center, Bringle Ferry Road. Free admission.

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.

A night of music and mime — 6 p.m Sunday, Sep. 18: Demarcus Russell performing a mime routine and the Jones sisters bluegrass band in concert . Kirkwood Prestyterian , 900 Klondale Ave., Kannapolis.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday, • Sep. 24: Big Break • Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. 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: Daryl Connor and friends 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

Fourth annual Buskers~Bash & Best Busker Contest — Friday Oct. 7: 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/

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • NC native Ronnie Milsap gives free concert as part of its Birthday Bash celebration, Oct. 1 • 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 

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, 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: By Dr. Gary Freeze, Professor of History at Catawba College, 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 

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. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Salisbury Gun and Knife Show — • Sep. 10-11 ; 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

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

 

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 

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

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.

Eagle Scout pancake breakfast fundraiser — 8-11 a.m. Sept. 10: Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 9725 Bringle Ferry Road. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, drinks. By donation only. All donations go to Dalton Lambe’s Eagle Scout project, a volleyball court for East Rowan JROTC.

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 BBQ, Bands and Boots — 6:30-11 p.m. Sep. 24: With 20 Ride, Zac Brown Tribute Band, Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, Bourbon on the Bread Truck, Cheerwine, beer, wine. 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. RSVP at www.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

Symphony Guild of Charlotte’s third annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour — Saturday, Oct. 15,: This premier annual fundraiser actually begins with the Taste of the Tour cocktail party on Oct. 13, 2016. Ch

Pregnancy Support Center Walk for Life — 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15: Join us for Walk for Life 2016: Fun, fellowship, and food. 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. A special plaque will be given to the top fundraising church Salisbury Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road. Info: Ashley at 704-633-7695.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep, 9: New World Wines from Argentina 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

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • 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 — Sep. 10 • 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.

Danny Franklin at Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. — • 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 11: Free concert • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

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 • 9:30 p,m, Saturday: Common Ground 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 Highway 52. See Rockwell Fest September 10, 2016 Facebook page. Bring lawn chairs.

La Fiesta de Rowan — Noon-5 p.m. Sep. 10: Dance, music, children’s songs, food, motivational talk by Dr. Cesar A. Cruz, games and prizes. At Salisbury Civic Center, 315 MLK Jr. Ave. Free admission. Sponsored by Human Relations council and Latino Coaltion. www.facebook.com /lafiesgaderowan

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

Autumn Jubilee — Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7803.

NC Transportation Museum hosts 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

 

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. www.caublecreekvineyard.com

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

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.

 

Auditions

The Great Russian Nutcracker with Moscow Ballet — 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10: For dancers ages 7-17. Wear black leotard and pink tights. If selected, dancers must be available for weekend rehearsals beginning Sep. 10. Performances Dec. 14-15, Carolina Theatre, Durham. 704-310-5706. Auditions at Spotlight Dance Co., 120 N. Church St.

‘Reefer Madness’ — 7 p.m. Sep. 12: 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

Polar Express 2016 — Noon-5 p.m. Sep. 25 and Oct 2: at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org

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

Salisbury Swing Band— 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

Opens today at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Ramble On River, Water Currents of North Carolina, featuring acrylic paintings by Keyth Kahrs, through Oct. 1. Artist’s reception Sept. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. 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 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.or lklaver@ rowanymca.com

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.

 

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/

KCBS- sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sep. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call 704-638-6044.

brief 9-8 Fall Festival at the VA — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: The W.G “Bill” Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Employee’s Association’s Fall Festival, Building #6, Gym. For vendor info contact Kelly.vanager@va.gov or Sharon Censi at 704-638-3330. This event is open to the public.

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. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Rec, www.salisburync.gov

Bazaar vendors — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5: Annual bazaar at Central United Methodist Church in Spencer, looking for local vendors who would like to participate. Contact Melinda Dudley at 704-636-9190 or Rita Sims at 704-633-3415.

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

Singers for Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — All voice parts welcome for Christmas concert. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. For more information, call 704-796-9683.

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

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

 

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.

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