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Community Calendar November 2016

Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. 

Community Peace Circle

Free. Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Nov. 1

Harrah’s trip deadline

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Nov. 11. $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. 704-645-1033 or 704-640-6993.

Nov. 3, 1 p.m. 

AARP The Skinny on Sugar

Valerie Velte, Novant Health. Refreshments, for all seniors. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m.

Sole Hope grand reopening

Food and fun, 325 N. Lee St., 855-516-4673 www.solehope.org

Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Louisiana Turkey Gumbo

46th annual, sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 385 Lumen Christi Lane. Info 704-647-2080.

Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m. 

1st Friday Downtown

Salisbury Shop Dine and Stroll. https://downtownsalisburync.com/

Nov. 4, 5 p.m.

Float entry deadline 

for Holiday Caravan Parade. holidaycaravanparade.com

Nov. 4-5, 7 p.m.

Dr. Rob in Concert

Pianist Dr. Rob Robertson’s concert benefits Rowan Helping Ministries. Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St. $15 at www.rowanhelpingministries.org

Nov. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. 

Uwharrie Players ‘SHOUT! The Mod Musical’

$15 adults / $12 seniors. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road. www.uwharrieplayers.org

Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mooresville Dollhouse Show

Prizes, exhibits, free classes. Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville.

Nov. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

NC Veterans PTSD Awareness

5k walk, Corriher Lake Wilderness Area, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove, opposite YMCA.

Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Fall BBQ at The Arbor

The Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road, Fall BBQ, chicken plates and pork .

Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Faithful Friends

Animal Sanctuary open house, annual meeting. 220 Grace Church Road, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Community Health Fair

Park Avenue Center, 632 Park Ave. Screenings, educational prevention. Sponsor: Dorsett Chapel UCC. Info: Demeka Kelly dlkelly12@gmail.com

Nov. 5, 7-10 p.m. 

Band dance at the YMCA

Second Time Around Band. $7. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

Mooresville Bluegrass presents 

The Wood Family Tradition at Shearer Presbyterian Church, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. 704-706-5432

Nov. 5

Holiday Faire

Christmas Craft Show; First Ministry Center of First Baptist, 220 N. Fulton St. 704-636-0061.


Nov. 6 — Daylight Savings Time ends Fall back one hour


Nov. 6, 10 a.m.

NC Cyclo-cross

Race: Salisbury Community Park. nccyclocross.com, 704-216-2708.

Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Music in the Park

15th annual. Proceeds benefit Michael Yang Foundation. Library Park 300 4th S., Spencer. 704-630-0319

Nov. 7, 7 p.m. 

Kannapolis History Associates 

A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.


Nov. 8 — Election day Local polls open 6:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m. http://www.rowancountync.gov/


Nov. 8, 4 p.m.

Rowan History Club

Civil Rights & Wrongs In The 20th Century. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. rowanmuseum@fibrant.com 704-633-5946

Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Antiques Show Patron Party

63rd annual. West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. 704-633-5946

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

BBB Torch Awards

Bridger Field House, WFU BB&T Field, 499 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem marketing@bbbtrust.org

Nov. 10-12 and 17-19, 7:30 p.m.

‘Reefer Madness

Musical, in association with Catawba College, at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. leestreet.org 704-310-5507.

Nov. 10-20

Southern Christmas Show

49th annual. Charlotte. SouthernChristmasShow.com


Nov. 10 — US Marine Corps 241st Birthday


Nov. 11 — Veterans Day


Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Antiques Show

63rd annual. West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. rowanmuseum@fibrant.com 704-633-5946

Nov. 11 & 18 7:30 p.m. 12 & 19 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

‘The Boxcar Children’

PPT Youth Theatre with opening night reception. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. 

Charlotte Folk Society presents

Irish Musician John Doyle. The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. www.folksociety.org

Nov. 11-13. 

NC Comic Con 

Durham. NC Rowan County Anime Group, http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Nov. 12, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fairlane Club of America

Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium. $5. carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com

Nov. 12-13,10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Bike show

Rowan County Fairgrounds. Charlotte Concerned Bikers Association, http://rowancountyfair.net/events/

Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Potters of the Piedmont

Greensboro. Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road. 336-662-2357 or www.pottersofthepiedmont.com

Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. 

Tops-N-Ties Brunch

Sponsored Southern City AME Zion Church. Tickets $10. Information: 704-232-1596 or 704-640-4686.

Nov. 12, 1-7 p.m. 

Kannapolis Cruise-In

Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Nov. 12

Share the Care 5K

5k Run/Walk 9 a.m. 1 mile fun run 10 a.m. Novant Medical Center, Mocksville Ave. hospicecarecenter.org/events

Nov. 14-16: 

Christmas at the Beach

Davie County Senior Services with J&J Tours. Info: Barbara, 336-753-6230.

Nov. 15, 6-9:30 p.m. 

Paws in the Park

Tanglewood Festival of Lights, Clemmons. Humane Society of Davie Co. pawsinthepark.causevox.com

Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Autism seminar

Transition to Adulthood, where to begin. Sarah Mead, specialist. First UMC, 217 S. Church St.

Nov. 16. 12 p.m.

United Way

Campaign finale, Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd.


Nov. 17 — Great American Smokeout A good day to quit


Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m. 

Power in Partnership

Trinity Oaks. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221.


Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

FirstArts presents

New York soprano Tami Petty and pianist Thomas Bagwell. First UMC, 217 S. Church St. Free. matthew@fumcsalisbury.org

Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Antiques Appraisal Fair 

Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 4th St. $5 per item, limit two. 704-762 9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Nov. 18-19 and 25-27

Polar Express train ride

Local actors recreate the spirit of the story. Dates through December. NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. Ticket info http://www.nctrans.org

Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m. 

Annual Lighting of the Fall Fires

Tickets $18 at any village merchant Thursday -Sunday noon-5 p.m. or www.historicgoldhill.com

Nov. 22

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade

Parade goes from Landis to China Grove.

Nov. 23

Holiday Caravan Parade

57th annual parade starting in Spencer and ending in Salisbury. holidaycaravanparade.com


Nov. 24 — Thanksgiving Day


Nov. 24, 8-10 a.m.

Butterball 5K

Benefits Prevent Child Abuse Rowan. preventchildabuserowan.org

Nov. 25, 5-9 p.m.

Holiday Night Out

Downtown Salisbury. Shopping, dining, carriage rides and Santa. https://downtownsalisburync.com/

Nov. 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Market

Downtown Kannapolis’ 10th annual, live entertainment. City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. www.kannapolisnc.gov

Nov. 25

Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol via the trolley. Four times a night Fridays-Saturdays Nov. 25-Dec. 23. 704-310-5507. Leestreet.org

Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-noon

Santa and The Grinch at the Bell Tower

Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Phil Keaggy in concert

LIVE at Lee Street, www.Leestreet.org for tickets.

Nov. 26, 6 p.m.

Kannapolis tree lighting

Ceremony at Village Park, 700 West C St. live music, entertainment, kid’s activities, fireworks. kannapolischristmas.com

Nov. 26- Dec. 30

Kannapolis holiday train

Express train every evening. Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express at Village Park. Walk (free) or ride ($2). kannapolischristmas.com

Nov. 27

Advent begins

Nov. 29

Rowan Helping Ministries

Giving Tuesday Campaign. A day of giving and giving back. rowanhelpingministries.org



This week’s Town Crier community meetings

Monday, Oct. 31

Circle of Parents 10-11:30 a.m., for families with children birth to age 5. Childcare, transportation at no cost. New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2785 Dunns Mountain Road, Quyona Rawley 704-603-3351

GriefShare recovery: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 12-Dec. 12. Central Baptist Church,1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. 704-467-2795, .

Tuesday, Nov. 1 

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. Weigh-in 9:30 a.m., 704-938-3634.

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

Salisbury City Council, 5 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St. (Shown on Access16 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.

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., China Grove.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Salisbury Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau master plan cttee., noon, Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.

Salisbury Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.

Thursday, Nov. 3

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

Salisbury Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau SRCVB destination marketing cttee., 10 a.m., Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.

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.

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett, 6:30-9 p.m. $4. American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 704-450-7446.

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

Eureka Lodge 45, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267 or 7040-798-2032.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Rowan Republican Breakfast, 8 a.m. first Saturdays, Johnny’s BBQ, 8640 Hwy 52, Rockwell.Discussion 9 a.m. Info pierceconstruction@msn.com

Toastmasters, Goldmine: 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. Matthew Charity, 704-307-8187, uspsmc@hotmail.com, www.goldminetoastmasters.com

Salisbury Rowan Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, West Fisher at South Jackson Street.

AmVets 460 turkey shoot, 10 a.m. At the lake, 285 Lakeside Drive.


‘Festival of Gifts’ — Nov. 3-19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.comhttp://www.railwalkgallery.com

‘Sorrow: the Art of Dying, Death, and Grief’ — Exhibit at Center for Faith & the Arts through Nov. 11, 207 W. Harrison St. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999

‘Personal Geometry’ — Exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center through Feb. 4. 123 E. Liberty St. 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org

23rd annual Carolina Renaissance Festival — Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. carolina.renfestinfo.com or 877-896-5544.

Salisbury Sculpture Show — Downtown Salisbury. Eigth annual show features 18 sculptures by 13 artists from four states. Details at 704-638-5235 or facebook


Local bazaars

See Bazaar listings in Sunday’s Lifestyle section or at www.salisburypost.com > type Fall Bazaars into search field.


• Listings based on last best information received. Confirm before attending.

• Arts & entertainment events in Thursday’s Time Out or at www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > entertainment.

• Church events in Saturday’s Faith section or at www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > faith.

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