• 52°

Community calendar October 2016

Oct. 1-15

Faithful Friends Silent Auction. Place bids at the sanctuary, by phone, e-mail or Facebook faithfulfriendsnc.org

Saturdays, 10 a.m.

AmVets 460 turkey shoot. At the lake, 285 Lakeside Drive.

Saturdays, Sundays

23rd annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine. renfestinfo.com

Oct. 3, 7 p.m. 

‘Indians of the Piedmont’ by Terry Holt. Kannapolis History Assoc., A. L. Brown H.S. Social room, 415 East First St. 704-796-0803

Oct. 4, 6 p.m. 

Peace Circle at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615

Oct. 6, 1 p.m. 

Senior Financial Survival Workshop, free. RSVP to 800-901-3372. By Estate & Elder Planning Center of NC. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Oct. 6, 1 p.m. 

Salisbury AARP guest speaker on Elder Abuse & Rights. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714

Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. 

OctoberTour Patrons’ Party. Ticketed event. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103

Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m.

Marc Hoffman concert “On Sorrow, Death, & Grief,” Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.

Oct. 6-8, 12-15, 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players: Peter and the Starcatcher, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. 

North Hills Christian School golf tournament. The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way. Register at neagle@northhillschristian.com

Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Scenic America Symposium, Rowan Museum, $75. See scenic.org/salisbury

Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.

OctoberTour Luncheon Salisbury Station, 215 Depot St. events@historicsalisbury.org

Oct. 7-31

Milford Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch. All profit to missions. Open except Sundays. 704-636-0471, office@milfordhillsumc.org

Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 8 p.m. 

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Death Trap,’ also three Sunday matinees.  704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. 

John Oates LIVE at Lee Street. Check ticket availabilty at leestreet.org

Oct. 7, 6 p.m.

Buskers’ Bash. 35+ street musicians downtown. Grand Finale at Morgan Ridge RailWalk Brewery 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/SalisburyBuskersBash/

Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Special adoption day at Rowan County Animal Shelter, cats and dogs adoption rates 80% off

Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Doll and Toy Show, Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. $6, children free. www.SoutheasternDollShows.com

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Oct. 9, noon-5:30 p.m.

41st annual OctoberTour of Historic Homes. Plus wine tasting, food, music, children’s activities, firetruck rides, story time. Tickets at octobertour.com

Oct. 8, 10 a.m. 

Flag retirement ceremony at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. Accepting old American flags in need of proper disposal. 704-637-1722

Oct. 8-9

Bank St. Café and Open Air Art Market. Free. Music, children’s activities, Civil War encampment, food and crafts. Hall House Lawn, 226 S. Jackson St. See octobertour.com

Oct. 8, 4 p.m. until 

Grace Lutheran Church Men In Mission’s 8th annual fish fry fundraiser. Benefits 3-year-old diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. 3020 Grace Church Road. Info 857-8641.

Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention. East Rowan High School. Granite Quarry Civitan Club. 704-213-1992

Oct. 8

VAEA 5K Employees Association, VA Medical Center, salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 8

Carolina automotive Swap and Show. Kannapolis Intimidators baseball Stadium, 600 Stadium Drive. carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com

Oct. 8, 1-7 p.m. 

Kannapolis Cruise-In. Free. Downtown Kannapolis

Oct. 8, 5 p.m.

Donna Hughes live at Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, www.zimmermanvineyards.net/

Oct. 8

Community Travelers trip to Blowing Rock and Boone, $30. Brenda Cowan 704- 633-9073

Oct. 8 

Fairlane Club of America mini meet at the Kannapolis Baseball Stadium, 2888 Moose Road. Admission $5, free to Fairlane owners

Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.

Celebration Service, South China Grove UMC with Matthew Weaver, 230 Rose Ave.

Oct. 9, 2 p.m. 

Mill Town Baseball in the depression era. East Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant

Oct. 9, 3 p.m. 

Gentle Yoga at Cauble Creek Vineyard, $15. RSVP to sales@caublecreekvineyard.com

Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. 

Business After Hours, David Post Law Firm. cdeese@rowanchamber.com or 704-633-4221

Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m.

After Hours Plein Air Artist reception, 226 S. Jackson St. lawn. Free. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103

Oct. 9, 6 p.m. 

Third annual Singing for WDFP Children. Donations to W. Davidson Food Pantry. Held at Tyro UMC, 4484 S. NC Hwy 150. 704-213-4404

Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

History Club, Integrating American Legion Baseball. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. rowanmuseum@fibrant.com 704-633-5946

Oct 12, 7:30 p.m.

Value Night for PPT’s “Peter and the Starcatcher,” all tickets only $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Oct. 13 

Flu clinic and mobile mammography at the Y. Must sign up. JF Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 7:30 p.m.

“Tuesdays with Morrie,” Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. leestreet.org or 704-310-5507

Oct. 13, 7 p.m 

Rowan Republican executive cttee, Party Headquarters, 628 N. Main St. Stephen Kidd, 704- 232-4047.

Oct. 14, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 14. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Fall Festival Salisbury VA Medical Center, Bldg 6 Gymnasium

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 with Night Train. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. 

The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band bluegrass concert, Old Shaver School Event Center, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill. $15.

Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon

Walk for Life Pregnancy Support Center, Salisbury Community Park, Hurley School Road. 704-633-7695

Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

PPT’s “Elf, The Musical,” youth audition workshop $40. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. PiedmontPlayers.com

Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon

Secure Your Identity Day Shred Event, Better Business Bureau, 119 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem. marketing@bbbtrust.org

Oct. 15 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Harvest Festival at NC Transportation Museum. Horse shoes, corn hole, old time games, corn shucking and shelling, antique tractors, train ride, hay ride. www.nctrans.org

Oct. 15 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Antique Auto Club of America Car Show at NC Transportation Museum. Free for spectators, www.nctrans.org

Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Autumn Craft Show, Salisbury Civic Center. 704- 216-2708 salisburync.gov

Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cooleemee RiverPark’s 15th annual catfish fry, $10/plate plus silent auction. Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelte, Rowan side of the park, end of Erwin Temple Church Road. 336-751-2325

Oct. 15, 4-8 p.m. 

Equine Rescue Founder’s Day Celebration, Midnight’s Promise, 685 Delta St., live music, dinner, meet the horses. $10. 704-798-6641

Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Tales Told By Firelight
Ghostie Stories and marshmallow. Free. East Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant

Oct. 15, 6:30- 11 p.m. 

8th annual Big Chili Cook-Off at F&M Trolley Barn. Benefits Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 waterworks.org

Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m.

Rail Walk Studio and Gallery 10th anniversary, 409-413 N. Lee St. 704-431-8964

Oct. 15

CruiseIn the Grove, Main St. China Grove

Oct. 15

Touring Joara, poker run and touring event in Morganton by Table Rock Sports Car Club. https://exploringjoara.org/

Oct. 16-23

Trick or Treat So Others May Eat. Rowan Helping Ministries 704-637-6838, ext. 112 ehuffman@rowanhelpingministries.org

Oct. 17-18, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. 

PPT youth auditions for “Elf: The Musical,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., by appointment only. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Oct. 18-19

Friends of the Symphony Southeastern Orchestra volunteer association round table, First Presbyterian Church

Oct. 18, 1 p.m.

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

Oct. 19, 12:30-5 p.m.

AARP driver refresher class, Rufty Holmes Senior Center $15 members, $20 guests. RSVP 704-216-7714

Oct. 19, 3-4 p.m.

Program at the Y on Diabetes and Eating. Free, open to the public, call to sign up at 704-636-0111

Oct. 20-22 and 27-29 

The Hot Flash Players present ‘Faith County,’ 6:30 p.m. Southern comedy dinner theatre, Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. $25, 336-236-8007

Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m.

Power in Partnership, Trinity Oaks cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221

Oct. 20. 7 p.m.

NC Music Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony, Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, 415 East First St., includes Avett Brothers

Oct. 21, 7-10 p.m. 

Casino Night at Gray Stone. $50. Guest vintner Morgan Ridge Vineyards. RSVP to www.graystonestore.com

Oct. 22, 11 a.m. until 

St. Stephen’s Lutheran WELCA BBQ chicken dinner. Proceeds to church charities

Oct. 22, noon-6 p.m.

Music on the Mountain, at Dunn’s Mountain Nature & History Preserve, 1740 Dunn’s Mountain Road. Free admission, 704-216-7833

Oct. 22, 7 p.m. 

‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ at Patterson Farm Market, free with admission to farm activities, part of farm’s corn maze  open through Oct. 31. www.facebook.com/PattersonFarmInc/http://www.facebook.com/PattersonFarmInc/

Oct. 22 

33rd annual Lexington Barbecue Festival, uptown Lexington. www.barbecuefestival.com

Oct. 23

Spooky Sprint 5K, Rowan Rotary, Catawba College salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 25, 10-11:30 a.m.

Program at the Y by certified diabetes educators. Free, open to the public, call to sign up at 704-636-0111

Oct. 25-27 & 29, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

“Radium Girls,” Hedrick Little Theatre, Catawba College, catawba.edu Adults $12; students $10

Oct. 26, noon

Lunch and Learn at the Y on Breast Health. Covered dish. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

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

October 28-29, 7:30 p.m.

Haunted Trolley Ride at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, $12 adults, $10 students. RSVP to 704-762-9359 or SpencerDollAnd ToyMuseum@gmail.com

Oct. 28-29, 8 p.m. 

Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m. 

‘The Art of Murder,’ OCT’s 5th annual Halloween fundraiser. Tickets $20 at 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Oct. 29, noon-5 p.m. 

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

Oct. 29, 8-11 p.m.

Music at the Mural with Big Daddy Love, at W. Fisher St. www.salisburync.gov/play

Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Community Day at Knollwood School, 3075 Shue Road

Oct. 29

Spook-tacular Saturday at Tilley Harley-Davidson, trick-or-treat, adult and children’s costume contest, motorcycle decorating contest, deejay. 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Brunswick Stew at Lions’ Den Cemetery St., Cleveland. 704-278-0661 Elaine Hewitt hewclem@bellsouth.net


Saturdays through Oct. 29 

narrated Trolley Tour at the Visitor Information Center. visitsalisburync.com



Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m., good for that night only. All proceeds go to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. www.boogerwoods.org

Scarrigan Farms

Thursday-Sunday evenings at sunset

Mooresville, $25, coupons on www.facebook/scarriganfarms

Halloween Fun Fest

Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m. 

Annual event in the Salisbury Post parking lot. $5. 704- 216-2708, salisburync.gov

Trick or Treat in Historic Gold Hill 

Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Age 12 and under. St. Stephens Church Road. www.goldhillnc.com

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk Oct. 29

Historic Gold Hill, St. Stephens Church Road. www.goldhillnc.com

Trick or Treating 

Oct. 31 4-5 p.m. 

In Downtown China Grove

Haunted Trolley Ride

Oct. 31, 7:30-10 p.m. 

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum’s Haunted Trolley Ride and Wine & Beer Tasting. RSVP by Oct. 29, $25. 704-762-9359


For church fall fests, see
www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > faith

This week’s community meetings

First Monday

Veterans Voices, 10 a.m. Free coffee, refreshments for Veterans. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive.

Tourism Master Plan cttee., noon, Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.

GriefShare recovery: 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church,1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. 704-467-2795, .

Rowan County Commissioners, 3 p.m., Rowan County Admin. Bldg., 130 W. Innes St.

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

Covenant Community Connection, 5 p.m. Rowan Public Library Hurley Room, www.srhrc.org

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

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

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

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

VFW 9134, 7 p.m., VFW post 9134 Rockwell. Info davidhand89@yahoo.com

Cleveland Lions Club, 7 p.m., Cleveland Lions Den, Cemetery St., includes dinner. 704-278-0974.


First Tuesday 

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

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

Rowan Parkinson’s support group, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian education bldg., 704-633-3181.

Salisbury City Council, 5 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St.

Rowan County Veteran Council, 7 p.m., Rebecca Forbes, 704-603-7301.

China Grove Town Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 333 N. Main St.

Rockwell Rural Fire Dept board of directors, 6 p.m. Fire station at 11800 Old Beatty Ford Road.


First Wednesday

SRCVB master plan cttee., noon, Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.


First Thursday

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

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

Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge Stated Communications, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 Cleveland, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

NAACP general meeting, 7 p.m. Location TBA.

Eureka Lodge 45, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267.


Second Saturday

Toastmasters, Goldmine: 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-307-8187.

Salisbury Rowan Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, West Fisher at South Jackson Street.

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

Astronomical Society of Rowan, 7:30 p.m.,1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post



Superintendent talks first 100 days, dives into district data


‘It was an answer to a call:’ TenderHearted Home Care celebrates 10 years of providing care at home


Political Notebook: Local polls find increasing number of North Carolinians want COVID-19 vaccine


Trial begins on challenge to latest NC voter ID law


Burch, Fisher, Marsh honored as 2021 recipients of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award


Landis board talks revenues, budget planning, department updates


College baseball: Catawba rolls 7-1 and 24-1


Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed


Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun


Man receives consecutive prison sentences for sex offenses


RSS Board of Education approves Faith Elementary sale


Rowan Health Department receives 400 Pfizer, 800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines for week


Blotter: Accident in Food Lion only weekend shooting to produce injuries


Salisbury man charged with felony drug crimes


Second person charged in thefts from house near county line


Police use tear gas to end robbery stand off, arrest suspect


Ask Us: When will Rowan Public Library’s West Branch open?


Prosecution case nears end in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death


Officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired


Blotter: Man charged with hitting man with car, fleeing while intoxicated


‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options


Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s


Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year


Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native