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Roundabout — What’s happening Oct. 20-26

Music & more 

Tonight: North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony — Oct. 20, 7 -11 p.m.: Ticketed affari at NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. 704- 934-2320 or www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org

Pops concert by The Red Bank Orchestra — 7 p.m. Oct. 22: The Red Bank Baptist Orchestra from the Red Bank Community of Chattanooga, Tennessee will perform at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road. The Pops Concert will be Saturday night. Call 704-278-4248 for details.

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 — 6 p.m. Oct. 23: All members recently received awards at Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention. Free. Kirkwood Resbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave, Kannapolis.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28: Concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

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

Mooresville Bluegrass  — 7-9:30 p.m. first Saturdays at Shearer Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. Info at http://mooresvillebluegrass.com or Facebook Mooresville Bluegrass or 704-706-5432.

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.

Two renowned NYC  artists coming to Salisbury — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18: Featuring Richard Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” by Soprano Tami Petty and assistant conductor Thomas Bagwell. First UMC, 217 S. Church St.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

 

Theater

Last weekend for 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.

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.

Uwharrie Players — “SHOUT! The Mod Musical,” Five young women in London during the swinging ‘60s featuring many hit songs from the era. Oct. 28 -29 and Nov. 4- 5 at 7:30 p.m. plus Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. $15 adults / $12 seniors. Uwharrie Players Clubhouse, 594 E. Main St. Albemarle. See www.uwharrieplayers.org

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.

PPT’s presents ‘The Boxcar Children’ — Nov. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31 Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471  piedmontplayers.com

History 

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. 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.

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires tickets on sale — Nov. 19: Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill kicks off the holiday season in the 19th century quaint restored mining town. Tickets $18 at any village merchant Thursday -Sunday noon-5 p.m. or www.historicgoldhill.com

 

This & That 

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary adoption event — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22: Held at Main Stream Pets, 5675 S. Main St.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Charlotte Concerned Bikers Association bike show & swap meet — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12-13: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Antiques bikes, racers, street bikes, custom bikes. $1,000 cash prizes. Vendors, contests, live music, food available. http://rowancountyfair.net/events/

 

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

Salisbury Pride— Oct. 22-23: 15-minute professional photo sessions at the Train Depot. Reservations and pre-payment required. Cost and scheduling info at www.salisburypride.com/photo-session-fundraiser.html

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

Cleveland Lions Club Brunswick Stew — 11 a.m. until gone Saturday, Oct. 29: Cleveland Lions Club Brunswick Stew. Eat in $7 adults, $3 young children. Take out: $8 per quart, $15 for 1/2 gallon, $25 for gallon. More info: 704-929-0704.

Out of the Darkness Walk — 1 p.m. check-in/registration, 2-4 p.m. walk. Oct. 29 at Romare Beardon Park, 300 S. Church St., Charlotte. Benefits American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Join the walk with Salisbury Pride or donate at http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=10835591083559

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

Contemporary Christian praise concert and classic car cruise-in — Noon Sunday, Oct. 23: classic car cruise-in noon-6 p.m. • hotdogs, hamburgers 5:30-6:15 p.m. • contemporary praise and worship concert 6:30-7:30 p.m. with music by Destiny City Church. Presented by Father & Son Produce Market, 1774 Sherrills Ford Road. Bring a lawn chair. Park at Trinity Wesleyan Church. Benefits West Rowan Bible Teaching Association. Info 704-636-6630.

‘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.oldcourthousetheatre.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

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: Piano performance featuring 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.

Fall BBQ at The Arbor—  10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov.5: At 5545 Woodleaf Road. BBQ chicken plates , pork plates, pork sandwiches, 1/2 chickens, homemade desserts. Proceeds benefit missions.

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.

Holiday Faire, Salisbury’s Christmas Show — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5: Free parking, 60+ vendors and crafters, admission $3, children under 12 free, Strolling Carolers of FBC, Elf on the Floor, concessions and home baked items. First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St., across from First Baptist Church. Proceeds after expenses go to missions. Sponsored by Singled Out Sunday School Class of FBC.

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 

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21:  Merlot wine tasting with Stephanie.  $5/person • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26:  Japanese sake tasting with Certified Sake Professional Phil Murray.  Seated tasting.  $15/person.  RSVP recommended • 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.douglasvineyardswines.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. — • 3:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 18 hosted by Danny Franklin • 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Barefoot Believers and Last Chance. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

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

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Friday: Seth Grigg and The Boys  • 9:30 p.m. Saturday:  the return of Black Glass • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.comhttp://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.

 

Festivals

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 336-662-2357 or www.pottersofthepiedmont.com

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires tickets on sale — Nov. 19: Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill kicks off the holiday season in the 19th century quaint restored mining town. Tickets $18 at any village merchant Thursday -Sunday noon-5 p.m. or www.historicgoldhill.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.

This Saturday: 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. 12 and 26. Cost $35. Advance registration required. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.comhttp://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. Jan. 23 – March 13, 2017. 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.

Six week Guitar Classes starting Nov. 7 — Monday afternoons. Beginner and intermediate classes. No experience required. Bring your own guitar. Cost $35 plus $15 for class workbook. Focusing on learning holiday music, followed by informal concerts for local senior groups in December. Call RHSC at 704-216-7714 to sign up or Bob at 704-640-0279 for more information or see www.guitarheel.com

 

Speakers & forums

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3: The skinny on sugar just in time for the holidays, with Valerie Velt, nurse. Refreshments follow. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

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.

LSt’s annual 10 Minute New Play Festival — 7 p.m. Oct. 24 -25: “10 Minutes to Christmas,” at 329 N. Lee St. See character details at www.leestreet.org. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507.

 

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 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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 Studio and Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibit —Through Oct. 29.  409-413 N. Lee St. Free, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Shane Tolliven, photographer and artist. 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.

RCCC fine arts faculty exhibition at ClearWater Artist Studios — Collection of works by a dozen visual arts faculty. Through Oct. 31. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535.

 

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

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Oct. 24: All forms of arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com

 

Call for artists

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.com

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Oct. 24: All forms of arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or mknox@modernfilmzine.com

 

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

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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FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight

Crime

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

Nation/World

Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago

Business

State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

Coronavirus

NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

News

Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain

Elections

Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Local

Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity

Coronavirus

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread