Roundabout — What’s happening Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2016


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

Catawba’s Blue Masque Theatre presents — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 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.

PPT’s ‘Peter & The Starcatcher’ — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8 and 12-15; 2:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 9: Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan. Adults $20, seniors/students $17.Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or

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 or 704-633-5471.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-15 and 20-22: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.


Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Sep. 30: Daryl Connor and the Nashville Legends Band 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,

Mooresville Bluegrass presents The Cockman Family — 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1: first Saturdays: except July and December. Professionally-run event with stage, lighting, video, sound. Shearer Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. Info at or Facebook Mooresville Bluegrass or 704-706-5432.

‘Stories: Where words end, music begins’ — 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2: First concert of the season by Catawba Singers, Chamber Singers, PopAC at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess. Free and open to the public.

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

Music on the Mountain — noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22: Live music all afternoon at Dunn’s Mountain Nature & History Preserve, 1740 Dunn’s Mountain Road. Free admission, bring a chair or blanket. Burgers and hotdogs for sale. No pets. Info at 704-216-7833.

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. 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,

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 gentlemen 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.

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony — Oct. 20, 7 -11 p.m.: Red carpet event open to the public. VIP and general admissiontickets available online and at NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis,, 704- 934-2320.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY •



Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3: “The People, Indians of the Piedmont” presented by Terry Holt, president of the Rowan History Club, on how Indian tribes interacted with colonial settlers in the Piedmont. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

41st annual OctoberTour of Historic Homes — Oct. 8-9: 10:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at 704-636-0103 or

Bank St. Cafe, Art Market — Oct. 8-9: 10:30-5:30 Saturday, Noon-5:30 Sunday. Free live music, children’s activities, and Civil War encampment on the Hall House lawn, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103,

Mill town baseball in the depression —2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9: Playing for Empowerment. Mill town baseball was much more than a game; it gave real meaning to life. Free admission. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. See Facebook: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society.

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103,


This & That 

Day Out With Thomas at the NC Transportation Museum — Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2: See

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: Delmonicos Band. Bring a snack. $7 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Kannapolis Fire Department 100th birthday fire truck parade —10 a.m. Oct. 1: Begins at intersection of Laureate Way and Biotechnology Lane and continues down Laureate Way to N. Research Campus Drive. Afterward, Open House at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Quiet Time Touch-A-Truck with no lights and sirens. Concessions, children’s activities, music, special birthday ceremony at noon. If you are a fire department or an individual with a fire truck who would like to participate in the parade contact Kirk Beard at 704-920-4272 or

Mobile mammography at the Y — Oct. 13: Must sign up, will file insurance with Novant, financial assistance available, call YMCA at 704-636-0111.

Flu Clinic at the Y — Oct. 13: Time TBA. Sponsored by Rite Aid. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

Football at Mean Mug — 1 p.m. until, Sundays, Oct. 2 and 9: Four screens. 1 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Free game night at Mean Mug — 6 p.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 6: Bring a game and a friend. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

THD family events — • Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, • • 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,

Carolina automotive Swap and Show — Second Saturdays through Nov. At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive, monthly show through November. Contact 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 • anime/info

Flag retirement ceremony at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8: The public is invited to a flag retirement ceremony at the Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. Accepting old American flags in need of proper disposal. Questions: call 704-637-1722.

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

October Tour Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7: Local musicians playing in the streets, children’s activities in the kid’s zone.

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

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. 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.

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.

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,

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: Live music with the band Night Train. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

‘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. /PattersonFarmInc/1st 

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.


To benefit Shelter Guardians — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: Dog wash at Uptown Dogs and Cats, 2125 Statesville Blvd., $10 per dog, $5 for nail trims, all proceeds go to Shelter Guardians Inc. There will also be vendors donating a portion to Shelter Guardians.

North Hills Christian School golf tournament — Friday, Oct. 7: Registration 8 a.m. and shotgutn start 8:30 a.m. $75 each, $300 foursome. The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way. Register at neagle

Austin Mowry fish fry event — 4 p.m. until, Saturday, Oct. 8: Grace Lutheran Church Men In Mission’s 8th annual fish fry fundraiser to benefit 3-year-old Austin, 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 Adkins, 704-213-4404 or

Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue Founder’s Day Celebration — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: Rustic country affair with a live music, open fire under the pines, a campfire chicken dinner, homemade desserts. Also a weenie roast, toasted marshmallows and s’mores. Tour the sanctuary, meet the horses, learn their stories. Local musicians are invited to join in. Chicken dinner $10, hot dog dinner $5. All proceeds and donations will be used to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected and abused horses and horses in the slaughter pipeline. Held at 685 Delta St. 704-798-6641 or

Cooleemee RiverPark’s 15th annual catfish fry — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15:. $10/plate, child’s plate $4. Plus silent auction. Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road. Proceeds enable RiverPark Inc. to keep the park open, clean and safe. Tickets available in Cooleemee at Davie Discount Drugs, Village Auto, Town Hall and the Zachary House; in Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce; in Salisbury at Gateway Center, 204 E. Innes St.

Pregnancy Support Center Walk for Life — 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15: Walk for Life 2016. Those who raise $100+ receive T-shirt. Prizes awarded to top fundraisers and the walker with best superhero costume. Special plaque to top fundraising church. Salisbury Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road. Info 704-633-7695.

Casino Night for parents, alumni and friends of Gray Stone — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21: The Lance at Gray Stone Day School hosts a night of fun, food and prizes. Admission $50, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, funny money which will be redeemed for raffle tickets for chances to win prizes. Guest vintner Morgan Ridge Vineyards. Info and reservations at

‘The Art of Murder’ – OCT’s 5th annual Halloween fundraiser — 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30: Tickets $20 at or call OCT at 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt

Community Day at Knollwood — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29: Sponsored by the Knollwood PTA, held on the school premises, 3075 Shue Road.

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


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 30: Planet Earth Wine Tasting with Kathleen Drake, Empire Distribution. A selection of six wines available only on this planet. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911 or

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

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, 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.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876,

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6 p.m. Friday: Charles Bowman and the 2 Young 2 Old Bluegrass Band. 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647,

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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Embrace The Forever and Caleb Barnes. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — • 7-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30: Java Jam Open Mic hosted by singer-songwriter CJ Peters. All performers welcome. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. Free • 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: Hot-Spot concert with Travis Hyll. Historic and traditional British, Irish, American folk songs. Free • 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8: Hot-Spot concert with Robert Trice Jr. Free • 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and Nov. 26: Hot-Spot concert with Danny Franklin. Free • 704- 754-4615,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Salisbury favorites Divided by Four. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990,

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.



37th annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park — Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Food, crafts, musicm family fun. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7803.

Inaugural East Spencer BBQ Festival — 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: The Town of East Spencer’s first BBQ Festival at Royal Giants Park, 200 Robinson Road featuring home town grill masters. Free BBQ sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs. Live deejay, local talent, 3-on-3 basketball, and more. Local vendors welcome.

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 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.

33rd annual Lexington Barbecu Festival — Oct. 22: In uptown Lexington. Details at



 Gentle Yoga at Cauble Creek Vineyard — 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 9: Yoga among the grapevines followed by a glass of wine. $15. Bring a yoga mat. RSVP to or 704-633-1137. 700 Cauble Farm Road, first right after Airport Road, heading west on N.C. 150 (Mooresville Road).

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

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,

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 or

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 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369,

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.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. 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.


Speakers & forums

Peace Circle at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4: A community-based initiative to create a space for open and honest dialogue. Every first Tuesday. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Lunch and Learn at the Y — • Noon Sep. 28: Alzheimer’s topic by TenderHearted Home Care • Noon Oct. 26: Dr. Susan Egbe presents Breast Health • Bring covered dish, free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Senior Financial Survival Workshop — 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6: No admission charge, nothing will be sold. Limited seating. RSVP to 800-901-3372. Not affiliated with any government entity. Agents, brokers not invited. Sponsored and presented by Estate & Elder Planning Center of NC. Held at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

Programs at the Y — • 3-4 p.m Oct. 19: Diabetes and Eating • 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 25: Certified diabetes educators present overview of diabetes • Free, open to the public, call to sign up at 704-636-0111.

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens —m 12:30-5 p.m. Oct. 19, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Limited space, preregister at 704-216-7714. $15 AARP members, $20 others.



Polar Express 2016 — Noon-5 p.m. Oct 2: at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.,

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



Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — • Showing nine artists from NC on the theme of “Sorrow: the Art of Dying, Death, and Grief,” through Nov. 11 • 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6: Marc Hoffman presents “Concert in Death” on the impact grief has on music. Admission $10 • Gallery hours 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. 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,

Last weekend for Rail Walk exhibit 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,

Rail Walk Studio and Gallery 10th Anniversary Celebration — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: At 409-413 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964

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,

Robert Crum show at Clearwater Studio — Exhibit open through Sept. 30. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535,

Exhibit change at Cabarrus Art Guild’s Street Level Gallery, 11 Union St., Concord — Oil, water color, pastel, mixed media paintings as well as photography plus three-dimensional art made by our potters. On display until November. 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.



Community Travelers going to to Blowing Rock and Boone — Saturday, Oct. 8: $30 each, contact Brenda Cowan at 704-633-9073 or 704-431-3974.

Travel with the YMCA — • 11:45 a.m. Oct. 11: Barn Dinner Theater: “Ghost,” only a few seats left • 9 a.m. Nov. 11: Southern Christmas Show • 3 p.m. Nov. 12: Greensboro, “Gaither’s Home Coming.” Deadline Oct. 25 • • Dec. 6: Billy Graham’s Library for Christmas • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Trip info and reservations 704-636-0111.or

Holy Land Experience with the Salt & Pepper Ramblers— March 13-17: Travel back 2,000 years to the Bible in Orlando. 4N/5D-$430. Bok Gardens, Louis Comfort Tiffany Morse Museum, Disney Springs. 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners. $200 first deposit due Nov. 10. Contact Cheryl Kluttz at 704-633-3484 or Sandy Basinger at 704-857-5878 for brochure.

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 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 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,

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 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 or


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 —Practice 7:30 p.m. Mondays: Singing Verdi’s Requiem with the Salisbury Symphony. Rehearsals at St. John’s Lutheran Church choir room.

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

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail


Call for volunteers 

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or

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, or email

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.


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