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Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening Sept. 22-28

Hurley Park  presents Paula Gross — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 28:     Assistant Director,  UNC– Charlotte Botanical Gardens  speaks on Many Happy Returns: Favorite Natives for Piedmont Gardens. At Salisbury-Rowan Utilities, 1 Water Street. A plant giveaway will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public. Info 704-638-4459 or dbeck@salisburync.gov

Theater

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

The Anointed Mime Ministry of Charlotte — 3 p.m. Oct. 2: Professional mime troupe performs at Shady Grove Baptist Church as part of anniversary celebration.  600 S. Long S., East Spencer. Info at 704-310-1768.

The Hot Flash Players present ‘Faith County’ — Doors 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30, play at 7:30. Oct. 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29: A Southern comedy by Mark Landon Smith, a Dinner Theatre event at Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington.  Tickets $ 25 each available from from Tricia’s Catering, 336-236-8007.

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.

 

Music & more 

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. 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 Frederic Chiu, 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/

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.

Donna Hughes live at Zimmerman Vineyards — 5 p.m. Oct. 8: Free concert at Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, 336-861-1414, www.zimmermanvineyards.net/

The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band — 7 p.m. Oct. 14: Live bluegrass concert at Old Shaver School Event Center, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill. Mike Phipps on guitar and “Charlie Waller” sound-alike vocals, David Propst on mandolin and vocals, Rick Briggs on banjo and vocals, Mike Conner on upright bass and vocals and Mark Clifton on dobro and vocals. Tickets $15. See www.country gentlemen tributeband.com or call 704-267-9439.

Music at the Mill — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: Txxxxxy will perform on the front porch of the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. Bring a chair. 704-433-3912.

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 — • NC native Ronnie Milsap FREE concert as part of its Birthday Bash celebration, Oct. 1  • Styx, Oct. 15 • Martina McBride, Oct. 22 • Bret Michaels, Nov. 19 • Celtic Woman, Dec. 9 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

This & That 

Day Out With Thomas at the NC Transportation Museum — Sep. 23-25, 30, Oct. 1-2: See www.nctrans.org

THD family events — • Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com • Sep. 24 -25: Open house and food drive for Rowan Helping Ministries. Free lunch with donation of canned food • 6-8 p.m. Sep. 29: First Responder Appreciation Event. Free Dinner for First Responders.  Please RSVP • Oct.  1: HOG Chapter Chili Cook-off, DJ Fast Freddie Thompson • Oct.  29: Spook-tacular Saturday with trick-or-treating, adult and children’s costume contest, motorcycle decorating contest, kid games, free Cheerwine, DJ Fast Freddie Thompson • Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

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.

Community Health and Ministry Fair — 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 24: Free screenings for BMI, blood pressure, glucose. Novant mammography unit on site, appointments available, insurance accepted, grant funds available, call 704-642-1658 to schedule. Vendors and information, demonstrations, children’s activities including face painting. Also mobile Hot Dog Shack and free raffles. Held at Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 US Hwy 52.

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

Carolina automotive Swap and Show — Second Saturdays through Nov. At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive, monthly show through November. Contact carolinaswapand show@ yahoo.com or Facebook.

AmVets 460 turkey shoot — 10 a.m. every Saturday until Thanksgiving. At the lake, 285 Lakeside Drive.

NC Rowan County Anime Group • The Lantern Festival: Concord/Charlotte, 5 p.m. Oct. 1 • NC Comic Con Nov. 11-13. Durham • Charlotte Comic Con: Dec. 11, Concord • Ichiban Con: Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Home convention of the NC Rowan County Anime Group • http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Oct. 8 and every second Saturday (Nov. 12). Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

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

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

See ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ —  7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22: At Patterson Farm Market, free with admission to farm activities. The movie is part of farm’s corn maze, open Sept. 24-Oct. 31, and featuring the 50th anniversary of “The Great Pumpkin” TV show.

1st Friday, Shop Dine and Stroll — 5-9 p.m., Nov. 4, https://downtown salisburync.com

Third Annual Mooresville NC Dollhouse Miniature Show and Sale — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov.  5: Door prizes, exhibits, gifts, free classes for children. Admission $2. Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. Sponsored by Charlotte Area Name Clubs. Used eyeglasses, frames, and cases will be collected for our Lion’s Club.

 

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 

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

Eastwood Baptist raises funds for transplant recipient — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 24: Pastor Randall Ritchie recently received a kidney after being on dialysis for several years. Hot dogs, desserts, donate Life T -shirts. Proceeds go directly to Pastor Ritchie. Held at Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., Kannapolis, Info at 704 298-5981.

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.

Third annual Singing for WDFP Children — 6 p.m. Oct. 9: The communities of Tyro, Reeds and Churchland present The WDFP Gospel Singing with Matthew Weaver and the Gospel Voices. Donations go to West Davidson Food Pantry. Held at Tyro UMC, 4484 S. NC Hwy 150, Tyro. Info at Nancy Greene ASdkins 704-213-4404 or ngadkins@aol.com

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.

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.

46th Annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4: Sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 385 Lumen Christi Laney. Eat in or take out. $8. All proceeds support CDA service projects. Info Vickie Kotlarz, 704-647-2080 or Kathy Seybold 704-637-6484.

Touring Joara 2016 — Oct. 15: Poker run and touring event in Morganton by Table Rock Sports Car Club, to support public archaeology in the Catawba and Yadkin river valleys. Online registration and detailed information are at https://exploringjoara.org/

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 23: Ancient Peaks Vineyards of California Wine Tasting with Phil Murray, Country Vintner.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 28: Weihenstephaner Beer Tasting with Kathleen Drake, Empire Distributing.  Taste beer from the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephaner has been brewing beer continuously for 976 years, located in Freising, Germany (25 miles north of Munich).  The brewery was established in the year 1040. $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

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6 p.m. Friday: Bluegrass with MJ & Friends. 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 — Closed this Saturday. 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 •  9:30 p.m. Saturday: Matt Tucker 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

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 Recurring, Oct. 29. Free.

23rd annual Carolina Renaissance Festival — Eight consecutive Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 1-Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine. North of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville, Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Advance discount tickets at Harris Teeter, at the gate are $1 more. See carolina.renfestinfo.com or call  877-896-5544.

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

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

 

Classes

Begins today: Center for Faith and the Arts — Learn Tai Chi. Eight weeks on Thursdays starting Sep. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Beginner level. $80. Registration required. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. Center for Faith & the Arts, www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999, 207 W. Harrison St.

‘Let’s Get Messy’ at Pottery 101 —  2-hour Pottery Wheel Class for ages 14-adult. The basics. 7-9 p.m. on Sep. 28, Oct. 12 and 26. Cost $35. Advance registration required. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Six-week pottery class at Pottery 101 — Beginning and intermediate wheel class. Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 13-Nov. 17. Clay and glazes provided. Instructor Keith Meyers. Cost $175. Advance registration required. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Third season of PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Director and Choreographer Gwen Matthews will guide students through a 16-week curriculum. First term  Oct. 3 – Nov. 22; Second term  Jan. 23 – March 13, 2017. Details at 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com or md@piedmontplayers.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.

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.

Guitar classes — ABC Absolute Beginners Class at Rufty Holmes Senior Center. Starting Monday, Sept. 26 at 1  p.m.  for 6 weeks.  $40 includes guitar workbook.   Also Fingerpicking Class available at 2:30 p.m.  For details call Bob at 704-640-0279.

 

Auditions

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 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Gallery hours 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

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

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. 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 — “Personal Geometry” on display through Feb. 4, 2017: Two emerging North Carolina artists investigate the concept of Personal Geometry. Heather Gordon, Durham; Leslie Smith, Winston-Salem • 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 — Exhibit open through Sep. 30. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. Barn Dinner Theater. Deadline Sep. 25 • 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.

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

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 — Oct. 29: All forms of family friendly arts and culture welcome. Vendors register: http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/

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 performers

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

Concert Choir begins rehearsal season — First practice 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sep.  19: Singing Verdi’s Requiem with the Salisbury Symphony. Rehearsals at St. John’s Lutheran Church, W. Innes St. Meet in the choir room, use side entrance at parking lot.

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 volunteers 

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 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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