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Roundabout — What’s Happening Oct. 13-19

Theater

Closing Weekend for PPT’s ‘Peter & The Starcatcher’ — 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday: Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan. Adults $20, seniors/students $17.Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Opening night for Lee Street theatre’s ‘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.

Closing weekend for Old Courthouse Theatre’s ‘Death Trap’ — ThroughOct. 16. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

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.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Reefer Madness’ — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m.: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

 

Music & more 

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. Tickets $15 at www.country gentlemen tributeband.com or 704-267-9439.

12th annual ‘A Night At The Opry’ — Oct. 15, doors   6 p.m., music 7-10p.m.: Music by Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band for listening     and dancing.   St. Matthews Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.     Hotdogs and hamburgers available.

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

NC Music Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony — 7 -11 p.m Oct. 20: Playing live • The Avett Brothers • David Hold & Josh Goforth • The Band of Oz • Chairmen of the Board •  Tickets at 2016induction.eventbrite.com • Info www.NorthCarolina MusicHallofFame.org.  NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis.

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.

The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys with Tori Jones  — Kirkwood  Resbyterian Church The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys with Tori Jones will perform on Sunday Oct. 23 at 6:00 P.M. This is a Free concert, Church is located at 900 Klondale Ave, Kannapolis.  All members recently received awards at The Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention.

Pops concert by Red Bank Baptist Orchestra — 7 p.m. Oct. 22: From Chattanooga, Tenn. At Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road. Info 704-278-4248.

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 www.salisburync.gov/play

Lee Street LIVE presents — • 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.

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 — • Martina McBride, Oct. 22 • Bret Michaels, Nov. 19 • Celtic Woman, Dec. 9 • Air Supply, Jan. 13 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

History 

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours

63rd annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show — Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

 The Lighting of the Fall Fires in Historic Gold Hill — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19: Tickets, $15. Check www.goldhillnc.com or village shops for info.

 

This & That 

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

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

CruiseIn the Grove — Saturday, Oct. 15: CruiseIn, Main St., China Grove.

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

South Salisbury Fire Department Open House Event —  2-5- p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16. Fire Station, 3207 Old Concord Road. Free. In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. Station tours, fire truck demonstrations, children’s activities, educational booths, light refreshments.

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

Game night at Mean Mug — 6-9 p.m. Thursday  Oct. 20: Bring a board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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

‘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/

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

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, cases  collected for Lion’s Club.

Rescheduled: Fairlane Club of America — 7 a.m.-2  p.m. Nov. 12: Event was cancelled for Oct. 8. Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium. Free to fairlane owners or vendors.Carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com

The Lighting of the Fall Fires in Historic Gold Hill — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19: Tickets, $15. Check www.goldhillnc.com or village shops for info.

 

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

Rescheduled: North Hills Christian School golf tournament — Thurday, Oct. 27: Registration 8:30 a.m. ,  shotgutn start 9 a.m. $75 each, $300 foursome. The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way. Register at neagle @northhillschristian.com

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, campfire chicken dinner, homemade desserts, weenie roast, toasted marshmallows, s’mores. Tour the sanctuary, meet the horses, learn their stories. Local musicians. All proceeds and donations go  to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected and abused horses and horses in the slaughter pipeline. 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. Proceeds keep the park open, clean and safe. Tickets 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.

‘Biker Benefit’ — 7 a.m.-until, Oct. 15: To help with medical costs for Larry ‘LB’ Burleson. Features a biker ride from Albemarle to Rockwell. 24670 Hwy. 24-27 W., Albemarle. To sign up call  Cathy at 704-794-2880.

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 fifth 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

Dance to the music with  AKA — 8-11 p.m. Oct. 28:  Lambda Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha hosts dance to benefit college scholarship fund. Old School Throwback Dance with DJ Mel.  Gibson Mill. 325 McGill Ave. NW., Concord. $35. Tickets at eventbrite:  http://oldschoolthrowbackdance.eventbrite.com or email lambdaupsilonomegaaka@gmail.com

Fall Fling at Knollwood — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29: Games, face painting, cake walk, basket raffle, entertainment, food, vendors. Sponsored by the Knollwood PTA, held on the school premises, 3075 Shue Road. Proceeds benefit Knollwood PTA/Knollwood Elementary. $5 wristband includes slushy and all games.

Jobs for Life scholarship s, W.E.E. Center, Rowan Helping Ministries fundraiser —  4-6 p.m. Oct.  30: Festival at First Baptist Church. Bring two canned food items for game tickets. Info: Rod Kerr, 704-633-0431 ext. 105.

Golf Tournament to benefit SRHS Bible Teaching Assoc. — Noon shotgun Oct. 31: The Club at Irish Creek Kannapolis, 70 /player  $280/team. Lunch and registration at 11 a.m. Deadline for entry oct. 25. Also benefits program at Corriher-Lipe Middle School.  Info: Bennett Hester, 980-622-3551.

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 Lane. 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.

Dr. Rob Live at The Meroney Theater— 7 p.m. Nov. 4-5: High-energy evening of piano performance featuring a full range of musical genres – classical, sacred, patriotic, pop, Broadway, Disney, more. Benefits Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $15 at 226 N. Long St. or www.rowanhelpingministries.org. Info at  704-637-6838, ext. 103.

Semi-annual Fall BBQ event — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 5: BBQ chicken plates, pork plates, pork sandwiches, 1/2 chickens, homemade desserts. The Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road.

Tops-N-Ties Brunch — 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12: Sponsored by Southern City AME Zion Church. Tickets $10. Information: Tina Wallace, 704-232-1596 or Jackie Hillian, 704-640-4686.

Paws in the Park — 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 15: At Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons,. Benefits Davie County  Humane Society. Tickets and information at wwww.pawsinthepark.causevox.com

 

Wine & beer tastings 

RSVP to Salisbury Wine Shop — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.14:  Wine and 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 Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 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 — • 6:30 p.m. Friday: Classic Country music by  by Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band. 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Defenders of the Cross and The Cortez Collective. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Free music at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — • 7 p.m. Friday: Java Jam Open Mic with host Niles Collins. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m., music goes until 11 p.m. All talent welcome for 10 minute sets  • 7 p.m. Saturday: Hotspot Concert featuring rocker Danny Franklin. Music goes until 9:30 p.m. 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: DJ Caibel  • 9:30 p.m. Saturday:   Jill Goodson 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

 

Fall Fests and Trunk or Treats

Church Fall Fests and Trunk-or-Treat — see this Saturday’s Faith section or www.salisburpost.com > faith

 

Festivals

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

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

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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29: 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.

Unity in the CommUnity Block Party —  1-5 pm.   Saturday, Oct. 29: 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.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12: Greensboro. 50+ regional potters at the Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. Handmade, functional, decorative, sculptural pottery from NC, SC, and VA. Info 336-662-2357 or www.pottersofthe piedmont.com

 

Classes

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 20 and every Thursday after: Learn to country couples circle dance, line dance and more.  $4  each time  you attend. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info: Renee at 704-450-7446.

Toddler Time Art I Workshop  — 10-11 a.m. Oct. 22: ‘Surprise Box’ for ages 18 months to 3 years. Must be accompanied by an adult.  Open a box and create a masterpiece with what’s inside,  dress in costumes,  play with puppets. Instructor Debbie Hoffman. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St. Members $21, others $31. Register at 704-636-1882 or  www.waterworks.org./

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

 

Speakers & forums

Tonight: AAUW Lecture Series —  6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13:  Amy Pruit on STEM Programs at Horizons.   Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch.  Held at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Info at codycarol@bellsouth.net or http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

Tonight: Hot topics at Mean Mug —  5 p.m. Thursday Oct. 13: Election 2016 featuring special guest Dr. J. Michael Bitzer. 1024 S. Fulton St. Free. Sponsored by Rowan Concerned Citizens Coalition, Emily Perry, 980-234-9142. A non-partisan event.

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.

PPT’s ‘Elf: The Musical’ Youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: Cost: $40. Only 25 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT Youth auditions for ‘Elf: The Musical’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18: 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: Dec. 6-17. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Film

Environmental Film Festival and Fall Celebration  — 6:15 p.m. Oct.  14: Bring  blanket or campfire seating for Salisbury Academy’s festivities with pumpkin decorating and other activities for children. Film festival begins at 7 p.m. Entrance is free, no tickets required.

 

Art 

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 •  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

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 — Oil, water color, pastel, mixed media paintings as well as photography and three-dimensional art made by our potters. Until November. 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • • 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 Fling at Knollwood Elementary — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29: Looking for entrepreneurs, bakers, crafters. $25 per booth, you keep profits. Reserve space by Oct. 27 with Tina Cline, 704-855-2464.

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 film makers

NC Museum of History accepting entries for 2017 Film Festival — Deadline March 1, 2017 for May 12-13 festival: Third annual Longleaf Film Festival, the best of state, regional and international short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films. Cash prizes. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com or www.facebook.com/LongleafFilmFestival

 

Call for 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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