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Roundabout — What’s happening Oct. 6-12

 

HALLOWEEN

Family friendly Zombie Carnival — Live music, kids zone, food truck rally, Zombie Prom and more. 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 8, Rowan Country Fairgrounds, tickets $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under; age 5 and under free.

Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction — Five nights only: Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29. Boogerwoods has been rated the #1 haunt in the Carolina’s for most entertaining. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. at Boogerwoods and are good for that night only. All proceeds to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Info at www.boogerwoods.org

Scarrigan Farms, 10 Years of Scares — Mooresville. Half-mile haunted walking trail. Never stand in line; enjoy bonfires, music, concessions. Trail open through Halloween night. Opens at sunset Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings. $25. Dates, details, coupons at www.facebook/scarriganfarms

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 and 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 8: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

Spencer Doll & Toy Museum Haunted Trolley Ride — 7:30-10 p.m. FridaySaturday, Oct. 28-29. $12 adults and $10 students.RSVP to Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359 or SpencerDollAndToyMuseum@gmail.com

Hallowine: SD&TM Haunted Trolley Ride and Wine & Beer Tasting — 7:30-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31: RSVP by Oct. 29. $25 per person. A Spencer Doll & Toy Museum fundraiser at Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359 or SpencerDollAndToyMuseum@gmail.com

Downtown Halloween Fun Fest — 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29: Annual Downtown Halloween Fun Fest in the Salisbury Post parking lot with music, costume contests, Halloween crafts, bounce house, face painting, candy, more. $5 each. www.salisburync.gov

Spook-tacular Saturday at THD of Salisbury — Oct. 29: Trick-or-treating, adult and children’s costume contests, motorcycle decorating contest, kid games, free Cheerwine, entertainment by DJ Fast Freddie Thompson. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Historic Gold Hill Village Trick or Treat in the Village Shops — 11 a.m.-5 p.m..Saturday, Oct. 29: Children age 12 and under. St. Stephens Church Road.

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk — Saturday, Oct. 29: St. Stephens Church Road.

Halloween at Historic Rosedale Plantation — • Paranormal Grounds Investigation, Oct. 21-22 6:30-8 p.m. $20 • Paranormal House Investigation, Oct.22 9-11 p.m. $85 • Midnight In The Garden, Oct. 22 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Hear real tales and ghost stories of encounters and experiences of staff. $25 • Pre-registration at www.historicrosedale.org/events/ or 704-335-0325. 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

Halloween Fun at Old Salem — Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 600 South Main St., Winston-Salem • Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28 -29, $40, RSVP to 1-800-441-5305 • Halloween pumpkin carving contest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29, free • Trick or Treat in Old Salem Oct. 30, free. 6-7:30 p.m. • Details at oldsalem.org

 

Theater

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.oldcourthousetheatre.org

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 www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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

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 

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/

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.countrygentlementributeband.com or call 704-267-9439.

Piedmont Choral Society’s annual ‘Old Fashioned Hymn Sing’ — 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16: 50-voice Piedmont Choral Society’s annual event at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord. Free event features beloved traditional hymns as well as anthems by the choir. Bring canned food for CCM. Love offering accepted. Info: 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com.

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.

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 www.salisburync.gov/play or 704-216-PLAY •

 

History 

Historic Salisbury Foundation hosts 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 www.octobertour.com

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, www.octobertour.com

The Carolina Artist art sale at October Tour — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 -5:30 p.m. Sunday: Art Sale on Bank Street downtown. Original art work, no prints. Info at 704-762-9004.

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.

 

This & That 

First day issue of USPS Wonder Woman stamps — 2:30-6 p.m. Oct. 7: Celebrate with LexingCon, Davidson County Humane Society and Top Hat Comics. Wonder Woman will be appearing, along with artist Kevin Lyerly and Gracie, the Wonder Woman of a canine. Giveaways of art, Wonder Woman items, drawing for prize basket. 2486 Junior Order Home Road, Lexington, 336-479-3039.

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

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.

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

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

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 • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30: Conference Room at Woodleaf Lanes, showing the anime series “Rosario+Vampire” • 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

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. 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/

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.

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

‘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. https://www.facebook.com /PattersonFarmInc/

 

Fundraisers 

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary silent auction — Oct. 1-15 : Items in the lobby, website, Facebook. Place bids at the sanctuary, by phone, e-mail or Facebook faithfulfriendsnc.org

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 @northhillschristian.com

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 ngadkins@aol.com

Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue Founder’s Day Celebration — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: Rustic country affair with live music, open fire, dinner, desserts. Tour the sanctuary, meet the horses, learn their stories. Chicken dinner $10, hot dog dinner $5. Proceeds and donations 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 http://www.midnightspromise.org

Cooleemee RiverPark’s 15th annual catfish fry — 11 a.m.-noon 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.

NC Rail Yard Buddies host model train show at Brian Center — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15: Model Train Show hosted by NC Rail Yard Buddies and Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation. Free, open to the public. Hot dogs, sausage, nachos, bake sale, popcorn, drinks for sale. Proceeds benefit Brian Center Resident Holiday Gifts. 635 Statesville Blvd., 704-633-7390.

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 www.graystonestore.com

‘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 Showtix4u.com or call OCT at 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

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.

NC Veterans PTSD Awareness 5k Walk — 10 a.m. Nov. 5: To raise awareness and funds to assist Veterans with PTSD. Donations received go to Salisbury VAMC PTSD program. Location of walk: Corriher Lake Wilderness Area, meet at 950 Kimball Road, China Grove across from South Rowan YMCA. Same day registration 9-9:50 a.m.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7: Italian wine tasting featuring San Giuseppe wines with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/Person • 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: Wine & pizza dinner featuring Tinpot Hut Wines of New Zealand and pizza by Chef Santos of Café Brazil. Special guest: Fiona Turner, Tinpot Hut owner & winemaker. $20/Person, prepaid reservations • 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 — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday-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 — 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. — • 7-9:30 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, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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: Trey Calloway for the first time • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Darrell Harwood , Carolina’s Male Artist of the Year. 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

Unity in the CommUnity Block Party — 1-5 pm. Saturday, Oct. 8: Held at Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St., Kannapolis. Other church sponsors are Conquerors Shield of Faith and Iglesia Bautista Discipulos de Cristo. Christian music, bouncy houses, free hot dogs and popcorn, testimonies, TV giveaway. Info at 704-785-0549.

Local growers and makers at Fall Market Day — Noon, Oct. 9: Local artisans, crafters and farmers at Tractor Supply, 405 Jake Alexander Blvd South, 704-797-9511 for details.

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

33rd annual Lexington Barbecue Festival — Oct. 22: In uptown Lexington. Details at www.barbecuefestival.com

 

Classes

 Gentle Yoga at Cauble Creek Vineyard — 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 9: Gentle yoga class among the grapevines followed by a glass of wine. $15. Bring a yoga mat. RSVP to sales@caublecreek vineyard.com or 704-633-1137. 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

‘Let’s Get Messy’ at Pottery 101 — 2-hour Pottery Wheel Class for ages 14-adult. The basics. 7-9 p.m. on 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

PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Director and Choreographer Gwen Matthews. 16-week curriculum. Second term Jan. 23-March 13, 2017. Details at 704-633-5471 or www.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.

 

Speakers & forums

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6: Convening of the meeting by President Sylvia Fosha. short business meeting, then guest speaker, Patricia Cowa, Older Adults Ombudsman for Centralina Area Agency on Agingon “Elder Abuse & Rights. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

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 atJ.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 —12:30-5 p.m. Oct. 19: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Limited space, preregister at 704-216-7714. $15 AARP members, $20 others.

ESU presents Dr. Paul Murphy on ‘The Christian Witness of Jazz Music’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: RSVP to RSVP to Gerry Wood at gwood@gerrywoodauto.com or 704-216-2660.Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. www.esuus.org

Lunch and Learn at the Y — • 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.

 

Auditions

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 

Tonight: 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.” Admission $10 • 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.

The Carolina Artist art sale at October Tour — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 -5:30 p.m. Sunday: Art Sale on Bank Street downtown. Original art work, no prints. Info at 704-762-9004.

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 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. 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.

RCCC fine arts faculty exhibition at ClearWater Artist Studios — Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Collection of works by a dozen visual arts faculty. Through Oct. 31. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

Cabarrus Art Guild’s Street Level Gallery, 11 Union St., Concord — Until November. 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

Trips 

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 lklaver@ rowanymca.com

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 p.m. sharp Friday, Nov. 11, return Saturday 8 a.m. Cost $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due by Nov. 1. Call 704-645-1033 or 704-640-6993.

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

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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