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2017 Community Calendar

December 2016

Dec. 30, 6-9 p.m.

Kannapolis: Winterland Express train. 250,000+ Christmas light displays. Admission and viewing of the lights is free; train ride tickets $2. At Village Park, 700 West C St. www.kannapolisnc.gov

Dec. 30, 6-9 p.m.

Kannapolis: Visit Santa in his studio; local musicians performing favorite Christmas songs, Kannapolis Singing Bears. Atlantic Coast S Gaugers group with popular model trains on display. Village Park, 700 West C St. www.kannapolisnc.gov

Dec. 30, 7 p.m.

Pickin’ for the Master concert with Yadkin Valley String Band, special guest Dewey Farmer. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Dec. 31, 9 a.m.

The Resolution 5k, The Forum, 2318 S. Main St. Registration: $5 and 3 canned goods for RHM or $10. Dri-fit Shirts to the first 200 registered runners. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Dec. 31, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.,

Jan 1, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Old Stone House Celebration.

Guides in period costumes, crafts, musket firing, woodworking, weaving, candle making, open fire cooking, samples, music, children’s games. rowanmuseum.org, 704-633-5946

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

31st annual Old Christmas at Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

Dec. 31, 7 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at The Inn, live music Scarred Worship, Sean Spillane, Mercy Falls and Bought by Blood. Contemporary Christian music venue. 1012 Mooresville Road, 704-213-1467

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower. Free. Live music, video feed of Times Square, hot chocolate, goodies, ringing of the bell at midnight.

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve at J.C. Price Post 107, music by DJ Fresh, refreshments, door prizes, raffles. $10. Casual dress to impress. Must be 21 with proper ID. Security present. 704-640-1893

January 2017

January 1.

New Year’s Day, Kwanzaa ends, Hanukkah ends

Jan. 3-4

Youth Auditions for PPT’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,“ Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Jan 6, 6-8 p.m.

Community drum circle at Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed. Bring drum, tambourine, bells, shakers, or just your smiling face. 704-647-0999

January 6: Cuddle Up Day

Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m.

Marie Norway: “Started With a Dare,” a book about her 20 years as a Nashville recording artist. Stories and reading. spencerdollandtoymuseum.com, 704-762-9359

Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cultivating Peace through Creative Practice, introduction to SoulCollage at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St. Pre-register at 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

Jan 7, 6:30 p.m.

Big Band Bash: Concert and dance at Hedrick Auditorium & Crystal Ballroom. Tickets at 704-637-4314 salisburysymphony.org

Jan 7, 7:30 p.m.

Chatham County Line LIVE at Lee Street Winter Concert Series, Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., Leestreet.org, 704 310 5507

Jan 7, 7 p.m.

Band dance at the Y: Delmonicos Band. Bring a covered dish. $8. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Jan. 7, 4 and 8 p.m.

Kruger Brothers at The Davis Theater, 65 Union St. South, Concord. Tickets and info at http://cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2753.

January 8, Elvis’ Birthday (1935)

Jan. 8-9, 7 p.m.

St. Thomas Players auditions for “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Cold readings from the script. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Info: Jennifer Hubbard at jen4hubbard@aol.com

Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m.

“The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.” Phoenix Readers at Smart Start Rowan, faithart.org 704-647-0999

Jan. 12, 6 p.m.

Annual Gala: Rowan Chamber’s 91st annual meeting. Livingstone College Hospitality Center, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. West

Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

“The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.” Performance and opening reception for the exhibition of the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss. Phoenix Readers at Center for Faith & the Arts, faithart.org 704-647-0999

Jan.12-March 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

8-week Tai Chi Class, cost and info at http://www.gailpoulton.wordpress.com or 704-633-9222.

Jan. 12-March 2, 6:30-9 p.m.

Eight-week pottery class, Thursdays. At Pottery 101. Cost and info at 704-209-1632 or email pottery101nc@gmail.com

Jan. 12. 1 p.m.

Free program at the Y: Healthcare Power of Attorney. Open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

January 13

National Rubber Ducky Day   (a 1973 Sesame Street calendar said it was his birthday)

Jan. 13

Opening Reception with an art demo, Clearwater Artist Studios. 223 Crowell Dr. NW Concord, http://clearwaterartists.com.

Jan. 14, 7-10 a.m.

Winter Breakfast, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. Money raised supports visually impaired and other humanitarian projects. 704-278-2252

Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Brunswick Stew at Elmwood UMC, eat in, take out. Hwy. 70 just west of Rowan-Iredell line. Questions or orders by Jan. 13 to Sylvia 704-872-1070 or Wilda 704-528-3685.

Jan. 15, 3 p.m.

40th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Humanitarian Awards Day, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave.

Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

Richfield-Misenheimer Fire Department  Annual meeting, at the fire department. 128 W Church St., Richfield

Jan. 18, 3 p.m.

Free programs at the Y: Diabetes Academy , and Novant screening. Open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

Jan. 19-22 and 26-28

“Viva Las Vegas” Musical Revue. What happens at Lee Street theatre, stays at Lee Street theatre. Leestreet.org 704-310-5507

Jan. 17 – March 14, 7-9 p.m.

9-week Beginner’s Beekeeping School on Tuesdays. At the Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension. Pre-register at 704-216-8970.

Jan. 21, 7-10 p.m.

Band dance at the Y: Delmonicos Band. Bring a covered dish. $8. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Jan. 23-March 13

PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy. 16-week curriculum. Info/registration at 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com

Jan. 23, 1 p.m.

Six-week guitar class for absolute beginner and intermediate. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Mondays. No experience required, bring your own guitar. $45 includes classes and materials. 704-640-0279.

Jan. 25, noon

Lunch and Learn at the Y, Rowan County Senior Games, speaker Phyllis Loflin-Kluttz. Bring covered dish, free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Jan 25

Salisbury/ Rowan Senior Games and SilverArts registration Jan 25: for independent sports, team sports, SilverArts extravaganza and bridge tournament available at www.rowanseniorgames.org. Registration deadline for bridge tournament Jan. 27, SilverArts deadline is March 1 and Senior Games deadline is April 1. 704-216-7780. See section on page 5B for all details

Jan. 26-Feb.4

“Act One” at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 PiedmontPlayers.com

50 years ago

January 27, 1967. The USA, USSR and UK sign the Outer Space Treaty, the first attempt at Space Law. The document now has over 100 countries’ signatures.

Jan 28, 6:30-11:30 p.m.

12th annual Oyster Roast for Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Tickets and info at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882.

Jan 29, 2 p.m.

Novant Health 8k Run & 5k Walk

½ mile fun run 1:30 p.m., 8k Wheelchairs 1:58 p.m. 5k Walk 2 p.m., 8k Run 2 p.m. Oldest 8k in NC. salisburyrowanrunners.org

Jan. 30-31

Musical auditions for PPT’s “Sister Act.” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471 PiedmontPlayers.com

February

Feb 1 -28, Thu-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rare African American Doll Exhibit at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. spencerdollandtoymuseum.com 704-762-9359

Feb. 2-May 4, 7-8:30,

Historic Salisbury Foundation’s History Class, a  13-week course

http://www.historicsalisbury.org/

Feb. 2

Friends of the Symphony Tea at the home of Laura Lewis, Catawba Campus. 704-431-4447 salisburysymphony.org

Feb. 3

Fourth annual Wine About Winter Downtown Salisbury event. Tickets and info at www.downtownwsalisburync.com

Feb. 4, 3-6 p.m.

Father-Daughter Dance. 21st annual at Salisbury Civic Center, $10 per ticket. Purchase in advance

Feb. 4, 4 p.m.

Kyle Petty and the Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. With Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus, www.salisburysymphony.org

Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Mipso LIVE at Lee Street Winter Concert Series. Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., Leestreet.org 704 310 5507

Feb. 4

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Last day of “Personal Geometry” exhibit. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 5

Souper Bowl of Caring Benefiting Rowan Helping Ministries. Church youth groups collect donations and canned food. 704-637-6838, ext. 112 rowanhelpingministries.org

Feb. 5

SuperBowl LI – The 51st championship game at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Empty Bowls, A Soup Supper for Hunger Awareness, Rowan Helping Ministries, North Hills Christian School Gymnasium, 704-637-6838, ext. 117 rowanhelpingministries.org

Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.

“The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.” Phoenix Readers at First United Church of Christ. faithart.org 704-647-0999

Feb. 9

Old Courthouse Theatre presents “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” Feb. 9-11, 17-18, 24-25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 12, 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m. matinee. PG-13. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW.

Feb 11- Apr. 11. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

“A Sense of Place,” Waterworks Visual Arts Center, features Harriet Hoover’s Family Fruit, Ann Marie Kennedy’s New Work and contemporary Southern photography titled The Do Good Fund. Free. waterworks.org, 704-636-1882

Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, Salisbury Swing Band LIVE, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Denver, NC, 704-798-5840, salisburyswingband.com

Feb. 17 –

Friends of the Symphony Party of Note, Luau at the home of Jim and Barbara Norman, $50 per person. Angie Smith, 704-431-4447, salisburysymphony.org

Feb. 17-25

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Youth Theatre Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 18, time TBA

African American Fashion Show at spencerdollandtoymuseum.com or 704-762-9359

Feb.21-22

Youth Auditions for PPT’s “Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 21-25, 7:30 p.m.

“The Children’s Hour,” Hedrick Theatre, Catawba Theatre, Lillian Hellman’s story of scandal and hysteria, Catawba.edu/theatretix 704-637-4481

Feb. 22, 12-4 p.m.

Salisbury Rowan Newcomers Club, Game and Card Party to benefit Food for Thought, Salisbury Civic Center, Martin Luther King Blvd., salisburynewcomers.com

Feb. 23-26 and March 2-4

“The Diary of Anne Frank,” based on Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Lee Street theatre and Center for Faith & the Arts and St. Thomas Players production, 704-310-5507, leestreet.org

Feb. 24, 9 a.m.

Travel with the YMCA to the Charlotte Spring Show. $25/ $30 non-member. Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111.or lklaver@ rowanymca.com

February 28

Mardi Gras

Feb. 28

Salisbury Business Center: Last day of RCCC’s Fine Arts Department student exhibit “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com

March

March 1

NC Museum of History deadline for 2017 annual Longleaf Film Festival. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com

March 4, 2-4 p.m.

Dicy McCullough, author of children’s books, reading and autographing books. spencerdollandtoymuseum.com 704-762-9359

50 years ago

March 7, 1967. Jimmy Hoffa began 13-year prison sentence; commuted by President Nixon in 1971. Hoffa vanished without trace in 1975.

Mar. 9, 7:30 p.m.

“Our State’s Finest,” North Carolina Symphony, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314 Salisburysymphony.org

Mar. 11, 7-10 a.m.

Spring Breakfast, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery Street, Cleveland. Supports visually impaired and humanitarian projects. 704-278-2252

Mar. 11, 12 p.m.

“The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.” Phoenix Readers at Kannapolis Train Station, faithart.org 704-647-0999

March 16-18, and 22-25, 7:30 p.m.

March 19, 2:30 p.m.

“Sister Act,” The feel-good musical. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

March 16

Everything You Do Is Right Day

Mar. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Classic Country with Graham Carlton, Tripp Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, and Matthew Weaver, LIVE at Lee Street Winter Concert Series

Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., Leestreet.org, 704 310 5507

Mar. 17,

Friends of the Symphony Party of Note, St. Patrick Day’s Dinner and Celebration at the home of Mary James, $40 per person. Angie Smith 704-431-4447, salisburysymphony.org

Mar.20-21

Auditions for PPT’s “Tom Jones,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Mar. 29-Apr.1, 7:30 p.m.

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College, eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. catawba.edu/theatre

Mar. 30-Apr. 8

“Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing,” Youth Theatre, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

April

Apr. 1, 2-4 p.m.

Lisa Kline, author of children’s books, reading and autographing books, spencerdollandtoymuseum.com, 704-762-9359

Apr. 2, 2 p.m.

Hurley Park Spring Celebration, Salisbury Swing Band LIVE, Hurley Park, 704-798-5840 salisburyswingband.com

Apr. 7, 9 a.m.

Earth Day on the Greenway Exploratory, Prescott Section of Salisbury Greenway

Apr. 7-15

Easter Bunny Express at the NC Transportation Museum, 25 minute train ride with the Easter bunny, nctrans.org/Home.aspx 704-636-2889

April 7

No Housework Day

Apr. 9, 3 p.m.

“Monumental – Requiem,”  Verdi, Palm Sunday. Multiple choirs and soloists, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314, Salisburysymphony.org

Apr. 15, 11 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Fest in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Apr. 21-22,7:30 p.m.

“One Acts Festival,” Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba Theatre. Free

Apr.22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

11th annual Touch a Truck, Downtown Salisbury behind City Hall. Free

Apr. 22, 6-10 p.m.

Pass the Plate fundraiser, Rowan Helping Ministries, Catawba College Crystal Lounge, 704-637-6838, ext. 100, rowanhelpingministries.org

April 25

World Penguin Day

Apr. 27-29, 7:30 p.m.

“Alice in Wonderland, A Dance Fantasy,” adventure down the rabbit hole, Presented with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department, Leestreet.org, 704-310-5507

April 28, 5-9 p.m.

20th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Tickets, schedule info: Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

April 29, 6-9 p.m.

National Astronomy day, Astronomical star party at Carolina International School. 9545 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Astronomical Society of Rowan, www.astrowan.org

Apr. 29, 8 a.m.

Ted Luther Memorial Golf Tournament, Rowan Helping Ministries, Corbin Hills Golf Club Shot Gun Start, 704-637-6838, ext. 117, rowanhelpingministries.org

Apr. 29

Superhero Fun Run, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

The Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center

Downtown Salisbury 704-639-1700 preventchildabuserowan.org

May

50 years ago

May 1. Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.

May 4-6, 10-13, 7:30 p.m. and May 7, 2:30 p.m.

“Tom Jones,” bawdy, rollicking comedy, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

May 5-6

The City of Kannapolis’ annual Jiggy with the Piggy event, Friday through Saturday. kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy.

May 5

Cinco de Mayo

May 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gold Rush Days, Historic Gold Hill Art and craft booths, gold panning, live bluegrass music and food. Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

May 13, 6-9 p.m.

Middle School Prom, 11th annual. Salisbury Civic Center, $10 per ticket purchase in advance

May 13, 7:30 p.m.

Gershwin Pops Concert, Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College, 704-637-4314, Salisburysymphony.org

May 18-20 and 25-27, 7:30 p.m.

“Boeing Boeing,” a classic farce that inspired the 1965 movie starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis, Leestreet.org 704-310-5507

May 19-20

A Night on the Stage, Fundraiser, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

May 20, 1 p.m.

Patriotic Program and Military Awards Bestowal Service, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy, RPL Stanback Auditorium. Free. Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

May 23-24

Youth Musical Auditions for PPT’s “Bring It On,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

May 24

Tiara Day, celebrated
on Queen Victoria’s birthday — go on — send us a photo.

May 27

Gold Hill Bike Ride in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

May 30-31

Auditions for PPT’s”Tom, Dick & Harry,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

June

June 1

Marilyn Monroe’s
Birthday (1926)

June 3, 5 p.m.

Pops at the Post Tailgate Party, Salisbury Swing Band LIVE, Salisbury Post, S. Church St., 704-798-5840, salisburyswingband.com

June 3, dusk (see above)

Pops at the Post Concert, 13th annual free concert, Salisbury Symphony & Friends, Salisbury Post, S. Church St. Loading Dock, salisburysymphony.org

June 10, 7-10 a.m.

June Breakfast, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery Street, Cleveland. Money raised supports visually impaired and other humanitarian projects. 704-278-2252

June 15-17 and 22-24

“Big Fish,” based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August, 704-310-5507 leestreet.org

June 21

First Day of Summer

June 24

36th anniversary of the Astronomical Society of Rowan, www.astrowan.org

June 15-17 and 22-24

Faith 4th of July. Six days of entertainment, June 29-July 4, the largest Independence Day celebration in NC, faith4th.com

June 30, 7 p.m.

Charlotte Symphony Independence Day Celebration

Village Park, Kannapolis, free. kannapolisnc.gov

  

July

Pick your holiday: July 2 International Joke Day, July 3 Stay out of the Sun Day,
July 5 Workaholics Day, July 6 Fried Chicken Day, July 7 Macaroni Day,
July 14 Cow Appreciation Day,
July 16 Ice Cream Day, July 23 Hot Dog Day

July 13-22

“Bring It On,” Youth Theatre, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

July 15, 8 a.m.

5k for the Salisbury Greenway, $20 pre-registration, $25 day of.

July 15, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

36th Annual Farmers Day Festival. Downtown China Grove, Over 200 colorful booths line Main Street. Fireworks finale, chinagrovenc.gov, 704-857-2466

July 20-23 and 27-29

“Pride and Prejudice,” adapted by Jenny Hubbard based on the book by Jane Austen, Lee Street theatre and Center for Faith & the Arts and St. Thomas Players production, 704-310-5507, leestreet.org

July 27-29, Aug.2-5, 7:30 p.m. and July 30, 2:30 p.m.

“Tom, Dick and Harry,” A Ray Cooney comedy, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

July 29

Village Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

July 29.

4th annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival at the Shrine Club. Local companies, community groups and associations form teams for this exciting event on High Rock Lake, rowanchamber.com

August

Aug. 19

Summer Cruise In, in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Aug. 20, 6 p.m.

Blankets & Blue-grass, Free event; bring your own picnic, beer or wine (wine and beer also available for sale). Rowan’s best bluegrass musicians; a family event, Historic Salisbury Foundation

Aug. 21

Great American Solar Eclipse. Total eclipse of the sun. Info at Astronomical Society of Rowan, www.astrowan.org

50 years ago

August 23. Jimi Hendrix’s debut album ‘Are You Experienced’ is released in the United States.

Aug. 24-26 & Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

“The Dixie Swim Club,” Lee Street Theatre 704-310-5507 leestreet.org

August 25

Kiss and Make Up Day

September

Sept. 2, 7-10 a.m.

Joe Hall Memorial Breakfast, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery Street, Cleveland. Money raised funds two scholarships for West Rowan High School Seniors.

Sept. 8-9, 3 p.m.-10 a.m.

Family Camp Out, Salisbury Community Park, $20 per tent, register in advance

50 years ago:

September. The Big Mac is introduced

Sept. 8-9, 3 p.m.-10 a.m.

A Year of Luther Celebration Concert

September 23

Founders’ Day in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, St. John’s Choirs, and Symphony Chorus

St. John’s Lutheran Church. salisburysymphony.org

Sept. 28-30

Oct. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m.

“Mothers and Sons,” Lee Street Theatre 704-310-5507, leestreet.org

Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m.

Fall National astronomy day, Star party with Astronomical Society of Rowan. Info at www.astrowan.org

October

50 years ago

October 2. Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Oct. 7 -8

38th Autumn Jubilee, at Dan Nicholas Park. Food, crafts, music, displays, art, and 30,000 friends, dannicholas.net 704-216-7803

Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Patrons’ Party, OctoberTour 2017 Kick off. Music, dancing, cocktails and food. Ticket includes admission to Patrons’ Party, Badge for OT Tour Sites, and entry to the 2017 Patrons’ Porch.

Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.

OctoberTour Luncheon

Oct. 14

Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention, 51st annual. At ERHS. Lanny Merrell, Granite Quarry Civitan Club 704-213-1992

Oct 14, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Oct. 15, noon-5:30 p.m.

OctoberTour of Historic Homes, exclusive visits through 11 private, historic homes dating from 1820 to 1929. Bank Street children’s games, story-time, antique fire trucks, beer and wine tasting, Bank Street Café. Octobertour.com

Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.

AfterHours Plein Air Artist Reception, Relax with a glass of wine and artwork created by North Carolina’s Plein Air Artists.

Oct. 21

Prevent Child Abuse Rowan Annual Fundraiser, The Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center, F&M Trolley Barn, 165 E Liberty St. 704-639-1700, preventchildabuserowan.org

Oct. 21, 2-11 p.m.

18th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival, at Salisbury Post Parking Lot. rowanbluesandjazz.org 704-640-2541, Eleanor Qadirah

Sat. Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Opening concert Salisbury Symphony Season, Keppel Auditorium, salisburysymphony.org

Oct. 22- Oct 29

Trick or Treat So Others May Eat, Canned Food Drive for Rowan Helping Ministries, 704-637-6838, ext. 112 rowanhelpingministries.org

Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Brunswick Stew, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery Street, Cleveland. Eat in or take out. Benefits visually impaired and other humanitarian projects, 704-278-2252

October 28

Trick or Treat in the Village Shops in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

October 28

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m.

Halloween Fun Fest, Downtown Salisbury, $5 unlimited game play and activities

November

Nov. 2-4 & 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.

“Next to Normal,” Lee Street Theatre, 04-310-5507, leestreet.org

50 years ago

November 9. At the end of a very busy launch year for NASA, a Saturn V rocket carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft lifts off from Cape Kennedy.

Nov. 18

Lighting of the Fall Fires in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Nov. 21

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade starts in Landis at 3 p.m. and re-starts in China Grove at 4 p.m. Entry forms available second week of Sept., return by Oct. 27. chinagrovenc.gov

Nov. 22, Spencer 2 p.m., Salisbury 3 p.m.

58th Annual Holiday Caravan Parade. 140 floats/units on Main Street. Holidaycaravanparade.com 704 636 5335

December

Dec. 2, 10 a.m.- noon

Brunch with Santa. Salisbury Civic Center. $6 per person or $20 per family of 4. Register in advance

Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m.

20th annual ROBOJO Children’s Christmas Show. In the Stanback Room, RPL, W. Fisher St. rowanpubliclibrary.org

Dec. 2, 2 p.m.

Cleveland Christmas Parade. Marching band, candy, horses, fire trucks, and Santa. To enter a group or float, contact 704-278-2252.

Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Swing into Christmas for Rowan Helping Ministries. Salisbury Swing Band LIVE, Salisbury Civic Center, 704-798-5840, salisburyswingband.com

50 years ago

Dec. 8. Magical Mystery Tour LP is released by The Beatles as an       eleven-song album in the U.S. (There were only 6 songs on the UK double EP version.)

Dec. 8-10

Christmas in the Village in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

Swing into Christmas Big Band Show. Salisbury Swing Band LIVE, Carolina Mall Concord, 704-798-5840 salisburyswingband.com

Sat. Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m.

“The Nutcracker” with the Piedmont Dance Theatre

Keppel Auditorium. salisburysymphony.org

Dec. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Boston butt and turkey BBQ, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery Street, Cleveland. Pre-order by Dec. 18, 704-278-2252.

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight

New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower, Bell Tower Park.

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Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games and Silver Arts Event registrations

Jan. 25, for independent sports, team sports, SilverArts extravaganza and bridge tournament available at www.rowanseniorgames.org. Registration deadline for bridge tournament Jan 27, SilverArts deadline is Mar. 1 and Senior Games deadline is Apr. 1. 704-216-7780.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games duplicate bridge tournament

Feb. 6, 1 p.m. at Trinity Oaks. Register by Jan 27.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games contract bridge tournament

Feb. 13

1 p.m. at Trinity Oaks. Register by January 27.

Salisbury/Rowan SilverArts Registration deadline

March 1

Registrations at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, J.F. Hurley YMCA or rowanseniorgames.org.

Salisbury/Rowan SilverArts extravaganza

March 15–17 at the Civic Center. Register by March 1. Open to the public for viewing March 17. 704-216-7780 or rowanseniorgames.org

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

Registration deadline April 1. Registrations at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, J.F. Hurley YMCA or rowanseniorgames.org

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games. Register by April 1 to participate.

April 18

10 a.m. Discus, shot putt, football throw, softball throw and spin casting Ellis Park.

April 19

1 p.m. Bowling Singles Woodleaf Lanes.

April 21

10 a.m. Women’s cornhole, West End Plaza Event Center.

April 21

2 p.m. Men’s cornhole, West End Plaza Event Center.

April 24

9 a.m. Women’s bocce Ellis Park.

April 25

9 a.m. Men’s bocce Ellis Park.

April 26

3 p.m. Bowling Doubles Woodleaf Lanes.

April 27

9 a.m. Men’s horseshoes Ellis Park. Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 28, 9 a.m. Women’s horseshoes Ellis Park.

May 3

9 a.m. Archery Ellis Park.

May 3

1 p.m. Table tennis singles and doubles beginning Ellis Park.

May 4

10 a.m. Croquet Ellis Park.

May 5

1:30 p.m. Swimming J.F. Hurley YMCA

May 5

5 p.m. Racquetball J.F. Hurley YMCA

May 8

10 a.m. Putt Putt Dan Nicholas Park.

May 10

3 p.m. Bowling mixed doubles Woodleaf Lanes.

May 12

10 a.m. Billiards V.A. Medical Center bldg. 6.

May 15

9 a.m. Pickleball singles J.F. Hurley YMCA.

May 16

9 a.m. Pickleball doubles J.F. Hurley YMCA.

May 17

9 a.m. Pickleball mixed doubles J.F. Hurley YMCA.

May 18

9 a.m. Men’s horseshoes V.A. Medical Center Bldg. 6.

May 19

9 a.m. Women’s horseshoes V.A. Medical Center Bldg. 6.

May 22

9:30 a.m. Golf location TBA.

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Salisbury Rowan Runners 2017 Schedule

Jan. 29 — 34th annual Novant Health Winter Flight 8K, 5K Health Walk and kids fun run 2 p.m., www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Feb. 25 — Will Run for Food 5K, Centenary Methodist Church 9 a.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

March  11 — St. Patrick’s 5K, benefiting Salisbury Fire Department, 9 a.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

March 19 — United Methodist Women 5K and ½ mile fun run, City Park 2 p.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

March 25 — Mt. Hope Church 5K and ½ mile fun run, Salisbury Community Park, 9 a.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

April 16 — Rock Your Sox at Knox 5K and ½ mile fun run, Knox Middle School, 2 p.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

April 29 — Millbridge Elementary 5K and ½ mile fun run, Millbridge Elementary School, 9 a.m., www.salisburyrowarnrunners.org

May 12 — Teens With a Mission 5K and ½ mile fun run, First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

May 27 — Bare Bones 5K, benefiting Relay for Life, Knox Middle School, 8:30 a.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

June 9 — Main Street Challenge 5K, ½ mile fun run, tot trot, downtown China Grove, 8 p.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

July 1 — Shiloh Missions 5K and ½ mile fun run, downtown Faith, 8 a.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

July 15 — 20th Annual Run for the Greenway 5K and ½ mile fun run, Knox Middle School, 8 a.m. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Sept. 1 — United Way Sunset Run 5K and ½ mile fun run, 8 p.m., downtown Salisbury www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 7 — VAEA 5K and ½ mile fun run, 9 a.m., VA Complex, www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 28 — St. Matthew’s Church 5K and ½ mile fun run, 9 a.m., www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Oct. 29 — Rotary Spooky Sprint 5K and ½ mile fun run, 2 p.m., www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Nov. 11 — Share the Care 5K and ½ mile fun run, 9 a.m. Novant Health, Rowan Medical Center www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Nov. 23 — Butterball 5K, 8:30 a.m., the Forum www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Dec. 2 — Santa 5K and ½ mile fun run, 9 a.m. Millbridge Ruritan Building www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

Dec. 9 — Girls on the Run 5K, 9 a.m. Catawba College, www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

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Recurring Events

Monthly Downtown Salisbury First Fridays

5-9 p.m. First Friday of month, Downtown Salisbury

Feb. 3: Wine About Winter

Mar. 3: Theme TBA

Apr. 7: Theme TBA

May 5: Tickle Our Ivories

Jun. 2: Gallery Gallop

Aug. 4: Summer Sip Beer Crawl

704-637-7814 downtownsalisburync.com

Coffee with a Cop
at Mean Mug

9-10 a.m. every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Rowan Alzheimer’s’ Support

5:30-7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. 704-603-2776. 

Salisbury Ghost Walk tours

Downtown Salisbury. Weekends March-October. About 90 minutes; bring camera and flashlight. $10, children and students $5. salisburyghostwalk@yahoo.com 704-798-3102

Movies in the Park

May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4

9 p.m. City Park Flag Concourse. Free

Music at the Mural

June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30

8-11 p.m. W. Fisher St., free

Bag Lunch Jam

Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Eastern Gateway Park. Free

History on Tap

Fourth Thursdays June-July-August 6 -8 p.m. Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. Historic Salisbury Foundation, www.historicsalisbury.org/

W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exams

9:30 a.m. Saturdays

Jan. 14

March 11

May 13

Sept. 16

Nov. 18

W4VEC VEC Amateur Radio Exams Technician thru Extra Class. $12 testing fee. Held at Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road

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