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Roundabout: What’s happening July 6-12

Pride & Prejudice

Author Talk July 9 at 5 p.m. See leestreet.org

Artist talk, July 9 at 5 p.m. See leestreet.org

Theater

PPT youth theater presents ‘Bring It On: The Musical’ — July 13-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., July 15, 16 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Tickets go on sale July 3 at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee St. and St. Thomas Players present ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — July 20-23 and 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. Adapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. Lee Street theatre , 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.

Meet the author — 5 p.m. July 9: Jennifer Hubbard speaking on “The Relevance and Longevity of Austen.” Light refreshments. Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. Info: www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Interactive murder mystery dinner show — 7 p.m. Aug. 18: “Best Laid Plans,” a night of intrigue, deception, and food in this comedic thriller, held at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 401 N. Tryon St Suite 100, Charlotte. $90. Details at https://murdermysterydinnercharlotte.com

 

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m.  July 8 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. July 9: Danny Franklin. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 7: Hosts Jamie Slate & Rev. Rich. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — July 13: 6 p.m.: Kannapolis Thursdays on Main- Evening Series: Blackwater Rhythm & Blue Band • July 15: 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Concerts in the Park: On the Border (Trial by Fire) • Most events held at Village Park, Kannapolis. See the full schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

Noche de Ritmo — 7:30 p.m. July 22: Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., RSVP to 704-754-4615.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, July 28: Concert followed by open jam session. Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Music at the Mural — 8-11 p.m. June 24: Cassette Rewind • July 29: 9daytrip • Aug. 26: The Lilly Brothers • Sept. 30: Knaughty Pine • Free concert series hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, at The Mural on W. Fisher St. W. Fisher St., Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY

HSF hosts Blankets & Bluegrass — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20: Second Annual Blankets and Bluegrass free event; bring your own picnic, beer, wine (also available for sale). Rowan County’s best bluegrass musicians. Family-friendly event. Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation.

Music At The Mill — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2: Featuring the sounds of (ask Shanna) . Bring a chair. The Roller Mill will be open for tours from 7-9 p.m. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St.

 

Festivals

32 Annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8: Ham Radio Festival. Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave. South. The Rowan Amateur Radio Society hosts ham radio, computer and electronic enthusiasts. Door prizes. $5 admission. See www.rowanars.org/firecracker-hamfest

China Grove Farmers Day kickoff— 6:30 p.m. July 14: Music in Hanna Park to kick off Saturday’s festival.

36th annual China Grove Farmers Day Festival — 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 15: NEW: Main Stage will be located in Hanna Park. Little Mr./Miss Contest plus entertainment all day. Street Dance at 7 p.m. with Southern Breeze Band and Outshyne at 8 p.m. Downtown China Grove, 200+ booths line Main Street. Fireworks finale, chinagrovenc.gov, 704-857-246.

6th annual CHICKWEED — Celebrating Indestructible Women, 4 p.m.-midnight July 22. www.thechickweed.com

Village Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill — July 29: Annual fall event. Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival — July 29: Rowan Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Free to attend; see www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com for team signup costs.

Blue Ridge Music Center annual Summer Concert Series — May-October: The Steel Wheels, Steep Canyon Rangers, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah, Bill and the Belles, The Snyder Family, more. Tickets $10-$20. The Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax, Va. See schedule at www.blueridgemusiccenter.org or 866-308-2773, ext. 245.

NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro — Aug. 2-5: 32nd annual festival with live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, 5K race/walk, fireworks, rides and games. Band schedule: Aug. 2 Band of Oz; Aug. 3 Backyard Groove; Aug. 4 Steve Owens and the Summertime Band; Aug. 5 Pizazz. Information 252-398-7695 or info@ncwatermelonfest.com

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ at THD — Sept. 15-16 • Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie • 7 p.m. Free concert by Nantucket and Dixie Revival, food and merchandise vendors • Saturday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program • 12:30-2 p.m. People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest• 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Food and merchandise vendors. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Carolina Good Medicine Powwow — 4-10 p.m. Sept. 15: Native American style arts and crafts vendors, intertribal dancing, craft contest, hands on learning, gourd dancing, crazy midnight auction, traditional Native American singing and music. Family oriented. Bring blankets and chairs. See www.cabarruspowwow.webs.com for the schedule of events.

Denton Street Festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9: Food, local crafts, artists, children’s activities. Local entertainment 9-11 a.m. Harrison Park, 20 W Salisbury St. Info 336-859-4231. Denton is about 40 minutes from Salisbury.

Stand Together Music Festival — 2-10 p.m. Sept. 23: Main Street, China Grove

Autumn Jubilee — Oct. 7-8: Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Annual Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor & Off Road Expo — Oct. 13-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Kick off concert Friday with Thompson Square. Pre-Sale ticket prices through July 19 for $20; July 20-Oct. 8 Advance tickets $25; Beginning Oct. 9 Week of and Door Price tickets $35. See www.finfeatherfurexpo.com or call 704-279-9383.

18th annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 21: “It’s Reunion Time!” Remembering the early years. Gates open 12:30 p.m., featured musicians 4-11 p.m. Info for brief later: mac arnold and Platea full of b lues, blazin blues Bob paolino, Live House, Stephen R. Gordon Jazz Trio, Joe Robinson and Friends, Diana Tuffin, Butch Stewart. Also interantional food, arts, crafts. 200 W. Fisher St., For early bird group reservations contact rgjs1720@carolina.rr.com or see www.rowanbluesandjazz.org or call 704-636-3277.

Fall Festival ‘Come to the County Fair’ — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29: Inflatables, games, prizes, fire truck rides, food. Concert at 6 p.m. First Baptist First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St. Info at 704-633-0431 ext. 105.

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday July 6: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 14 (second Fridays): Music by deejay Lee Clark aka Rawhide. $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

Community drum circle — SECOND FRIDAYS 6:-8 p.m. July 14: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Family friendly professional wrestling

Friday, July 14 at 7:35 p.m.: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. Features Zach Gowen, world’s first one legged pro wrestler and national motivational speaker. Tickets $5-$35 at www.wsfairgrounds.com

Goldmine Tall Tales & Ice Cream Contests — 9 a.m.-noon July 15: Goldmine Toastmasters annual free event. Come hear exaggerated tales and eat ice cream. Toastmasters may sign up to participate. Guests welcome. Info: Tina at 330-705-5751 or Moses at 248-212-4658.

Corvette Club appreciation ceremony — Noon-4 p.m. July 15 (postponed from June due to weather): Kelsey Scott Park, in recognition of the Vette Set Corvette and Old Chevy Car Club’s 20 years. Merchandise vendors welcome. Call Danny Thompson at 704-738-7049.

Line Dancing night at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 15: Delmonicos Band. Line Dancing night. Bring a covered dish. $8 per person. Guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Vette Set Corvette car show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22: At the Civic Center. Contact Marvin Shaw for details at 704-202-3952.

Carolina Picker Festival —July 28-29: Antique vendors, signs, gas pumps, soda,vehicles, old parts. At Rowan County Fairgrounds. Call Shane or George Benfield, 704-232-6428 704-223-0513.

Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — July 29: Village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or www.historicgoldhill.com

‘Christmas in July: Lore of the Belsnickle’ — July 30 at 2 p.m.: Mt. Pleasant, Society Hall, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. by The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society “Christmas in July: Lore of the Belsnickle, Santa’s Cranky Cousin”, a presentation by Dr. Gary R. Freeze, Professor of History at Catawba College. Dr. Freeze is the author of The Catawbans, a trilogy of books about the history of Cabawba County and surrounding area. His general interest in the German influences in this area led to his interest in “Belsnickling” and the lore of this Cranky Christmas Cousin of Santa’s who was known to bring a wallop with a whip or switch as well as candy and gifts!! Admission $5.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 p.m. July 30: NC Rowan County Anime Group meets at Woodleaf Lanes. • Aug. 5: Bon Odori Japanese Culture Festival in Charlotte at the Wells Fargo Building.Free and open to the public. • Aug. 20: Charlotte Comic Con, Concord Embassy Suite Hotel. • 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26: Celebration of Japan Animated for 100 years. South Rowan Regional Library. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Hotrods & Harleys car show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5: Free dash plaques to first 50 cars/bikes, door prizes every hour, food and merchandise vendors, live music by Kelley & the Cowboys, meet and greet with Donnie Allison, free Cheerwine. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Carolina Swap and Show — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12: $5 admission or $20 swap space includes two people. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info: 704- 267-5664

Camaro Cruise In — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12: Free with your 1967-2017 Camaro, also free admission to swap and show. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info: 704- 267-5664.

Back To School Fishing Tournament — Aug. 14-18: Register at the Dan Nicholas Park concession stand. Prize goes to the student that catches the largest fish. For ages 5-18. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Cruisin’ The Grove — 3-7 p.m. Aug. 19, Oct. 21: Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove. Shop and dine downtown.

 Gold Hill Summer Cruise In — Aug. 19: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or www.historicgoldhill.com

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash — 6 p.m. Aug. 19: Photo ops beside the five-ton machines, meet the drivers, enjoy pre-race festivities at The Dirt Track. Tickets $11-$27 at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com

Great American Solar Eclipse — Aug. 21: Total eclipse of the sun. Path of eclipse from Salem, Oregon to Columbia SC and Charleston SC. Astronomical Society of Rowan, 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org

United Way Sunset Run 5K — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1: Downtown Salisbury

Mt. Ulla Community Ice Cream Social — 5-8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday with vendors plus live music performed by Colton Sherrill. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden at 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla.

Bear feeding every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nich — 2 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures section. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Meet The Animal every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nich — 3 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures or Nature Center. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Gold Hill Founders’ Day — Sept. 23: Founders’ Day in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road. Village shops will be open. www.goldhillnc.com or www.historicgoldhill.com

60+ Bingo — 2 p.m. third Wednesdays. 336-250-8585. The Meadows of Rockwell. 612 China Grove Highway, Rockwell.

L&R Beach Bingo and Vineyard — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. Not-for-profit, proceeds used for community projects. 960 Talbert Blvd., Lexington. 704-310-8888.

 

Comedy

‘Good Like A Medicine’with Mark Gregory — 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14: Free. The nephew of comedic legend Dick Gregory. Victory Christian Center Dome, 7228 Kings Ridge Drive, Charlotte. Info: 704- 602-6010 or http://www.vccenter.net/

Comedian Ron White at Harrah’s Cherokee — 7:30 p.m., Aug.26: Tickets start at $43 at 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com

 

Blood drive

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11 a.m.–3 p.m., July 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111.

 

Fundraisers 

6th annual CHICKWEED — Celebrating Indestructible Women, 4 p.m.-midnight July 22. www.thechickweed.com

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays • July 19: Novant Health mobile mammogram unit in the parking lot • MRRailwalk donates a percentage of sales on Charity Night. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Believe in the Arts shoe drive fundraiser — Through Sept. 15: To raise funds for fine arts scholarships for students, based on total weight of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Donate to The Pointe Dance Company, Crossroads Autobody, or Wahoo’s Diner. Believe in the Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization. Info: Lauren Cook, 704-239-7086.

5th Annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball — 5-9 p.m. Sept. 23: Live music, dancing, dinner, silent auction. Proceeds support therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities at Saving Grace Farm. Hosted by Trinity Oaks. Tickets $40 or $75/couple includes admission, dinner, two drink tickets per person. Call or email for info 704-209-6577 janna@savinggracefarm.com

9th Annual Big Chili Cook-Off — 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 7: Benefits Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

OctoberTour Patrons’ Party — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12: Music, dancing, cocktails, food. Ticket includes admission to Patrons’ Party, Badge for OT Tour Sites, entry to Patrons’ Porch. www.octobertour.com

Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7: Handmade crafts, vendors. Info Joyce Curl at joycecurl2@yahoo.com or Rod Kerr 704-633-0431 ext. 105. First Baptist First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St.

 

History 

History on Tap — 6-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays July-Aug.: Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. Historic Salisbury Foundation, www.historicsalisbury.org/

Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour — 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28. $8 adults/ $5 kids. Narrators describe historic sites, shopping, restaurants, theaters, public art. One-hour tour begins at the Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St.

‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through December. 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

OctoberTour of Historic Homes — Oct. 14 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Oct. 15 Noon-5:30 p.m.: Visit through 11 private, historic homes dating from 1820-1929. Bank Street: Children’s games, story-time, antique fire trucks, beer and wine tasting, Bank Street Café, and more. http://www.octobertour.com

Victorian Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., plus 6-8 p.m. Christmas Eve. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 7:  Wines from Bianchi Winery of Paso Robles, California with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 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

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday July 11 and every second Tuesday: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

See also music & more

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@facebook.com

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia. • Fridays, deejay • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • Thursdays: Karaoke •Fridays-Saturdays: Deejay • Age 25+. 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday July 8: Infusion from Asheville and The Mix from Cornerstone Church here in Salisbury. 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, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Tonight at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment with July 6: Josh Tennery. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — First Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4: Featuring Greg Brangle playing live music on the patio. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. July 7: Travis from Brave The Bullets. July 14: Matthew Church. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. July 8: Skybound album release party. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 p.m. June 30: Destination Bluegrass Band • 5-8 p.m. every Monday: Karaoke with Crystal. 704-402-3527.

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Live music Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Second and fourth Fridays. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Classes

New 8-week guitar class — Starting Monday, July 10: For absolute beginners and intermediate students. At Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Bring your own guitar. No experience required. $40 plus $10 for workbook. Sign up at 704-216-7714 or more Info at 704-640-0279.

Refresh & Relax Yoga sessions — $90 ($15/class). May make up one missed class per session. Try a class before registering • Class 1: Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. July 10-Aug. 21 (no class Aug. 14)

• Class 2: Tuesdays 5:45-7:15 p.m. July 11-Aug. 22 (no class Aug. 15)

• Class 3: Wednesdays 9:30-11 a.m. July 12-Aug. 23 (no class Aug. 16)

Register at inspiredwellness@bellsouth.net or 704-637-1671 or see www.faithart.org

New beginner line dance class begins— 5-6 p.m. July 17: Rufty Holmes Senior Center, depending upon amount of interest.Information: Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484.

Kids’ Entrepeneur Business Camp — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17-28: Financial literacy camp for grades 5-12. Hosted by Gemstones Academy, held at 917C S. Main St. $150 includes breakfast, lunch, snacks. Multi-children discounts and scholarships available. Deadline July 12. Info at 980-330-1173 or 980-643-8487 or 704-293-3504.

Mindfulness — 3-4 p.m. for five weeks beginning July 16: Taught by Leilani Higgins at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Contact Leilani at leilani_higgins2000@yahoo.com to register.

Pottery 101 — Eight week class: beginning and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques, $200 • Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 25-Sept. 12 or • Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m. July 26-Sept. 13 or • Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. July 27-Sept. 14 • Register at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Chrismon classes — July 20-21: Rufty’s Chrismon Shop Summer Chrismon classes begin each day between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and all levels will be taught. Call for reservations and details at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

The art of seeing and drawing — 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 12: Using Frederick Franck’s book, The Zen of Seeing- Drawing as Meditation as a jumping-point, artist Mark Stephenson leads a day-long session at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Register at www.faithart.org, write to info@faithart.org, or call 704-647-0999.

 

Speakers & forums

Bill’s Magic Show at the Y — July 7 at 1:30 p.m.: Light refreshments. Sign up at the front desk or 704-636-0111 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. www.rowanymca.org

Reception and talk by Jenny Hubbard — 5 p.m. July 9: Jenny Hubbard, author of the adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” currently in rehearsal. Held at the Utzmann-Chambers House.

‘How Not To Date A Jerk’ (Finding Your Way to a Lasting Love) — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 23: Sponsored by Singled Out Ministry of First Baptist Church Salisbury. Led by Rod Kerr. 704-633-0431 ext. 105 for registration information. Cost: $20.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

 

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. West Fisher and South Jackson Streets.

Lexington Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 129 S. Railroad St., 336-731-7317, www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.

China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. 704-633-5946.

Rowan County Extension Master Garderners — July 27 What Is That Pest? Do It Yourself Series 6-8 p.m. at the Extension Office 2727 Old Concord Road.

 

Film

Salisbury free Movies in the Park — 9 p.m. July 7 – Sing • July 21 – Finding Dory • Aug. 4 – Trolls • at City Park, corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets. Entertainment begins 8 p.m. City Park. Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or play@salisburync.gov or 704- 216-PLAY.

Kannapolis free Movies in the Park — • July 7: 8:30 p.m.: SING (PG) • Aug. 4: 8:30 p.m.: Moana (PG) • Village Park, Kannapolis, kannapolisnc.gov

RPL Summer Reading Film Series — Free, open to the public, adult must accompany children under 9. Free popcorn and lemonade. East branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. HQ, 201 Fisher St., Salisbury. South branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. • July 7, 10 a.m.: BFG , PG, HQ. • July 10, 5:30 p.m.: Dolphin Tale , PG, East. • July 11, 6:30 p.m.: Dolphin Tale , PG, HQ. • July 12, 2 p.m.: The Blind Side, PG-13, South.

Kannapolis Movies in the Park — 8:30 p.m. July 7 : SING (, PG), www.kannapolisnc.gov/Community/Calendar

 

Art 

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: July 20 at Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — • Current Exhibit in Gallery II: Works by Morgan Peterson • Gallery Opening and Artist Talk 6-9 p.m. July 14: “Hello My Name Is…” Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — July 6-Aug 26: “Where Have You Been?” Art by Rail Walk artists. Free and open to the public Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-469-2781 www.railwalkgallery.com

WVAC Fall exhibition ‘Architecture and History’ — Sept. 9, 2017-Feb. 3, 2018: at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

WVAC artist talks and opening reception for Architecture and History — 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15: Talk at 6 p.m., reception follows. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

OctoberTour AfterHours Plein Air Artist Reception — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 14: Relax with a glass of wine and artwork created by North Carolina’s Plein Air Artists. Ticket info www.octobertour.com

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. July 11: Queens Landing Lake Norman, almost full • 9 a.m. Aug. 25: Southern Women’s Show • Trips open to the public • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org

Senior Group of New Zion Baptist Church — July 22: Road trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. For age 55+. Call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

 

Call for vendors

6th Annual CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday July 22: Handcrafters and artists; spots are limited. All vendor booths must be set up by 3 p.m. For vendor application, contact chickweedwomen@gmail.com

China Grove Farmers Market — seeks interested vendors. The market is open 4-6 p.m. every Friday until the end of September.

China Grove Farmers Day — Craft vendors needed for China Grove Farmers Day July 15. Contact Patti Price 704-857-2466 or pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

Annual BBQ event at Tilley H-D of Salisbury — Sept 15-16: Accepting vendor applications for KCBS sanctioned event free to the public. Entertainment includes The Nantucket Band. 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks vendors for Oct.14-15. The ‘Bank Street Cafe’ features food and art. See www.octobertour.com, call 704-636-0103 or email events@historicsalisbury.org or visit www.octobertour.com/bank-street-vendors.

 

Call for performers

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB is seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

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 artists

6th Annual CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m. July 22: Handcrafters and artists, for Celebrating Indestructible Women event. Evening event; setup complete by 2:30 p.m. All vendor booths must be set up by 3 p.m. For vendor application, contact chickweedwomen@gmail.com.

Deadline tomorrow:  Mooresville Arts photography exhibit — Photography exhibit/ competition entries due July 7-8, Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St. On display July 11-Aug. 4. Categories: Nature/Wildlife, Portraiture and Still Life; submit digital or film. Info at Mooresville Art, 704-663-6661, www.MAGart.org or MooresvilleArtsNC@gmail.com

Christmas Honor Card — Deadline Aug. 4: Rowan Helping Ministries accepting submissions for its 2017 Christmas Honor Card which raises funds to provide services to those living in poverty. Info/artwork requirements, at www.rowanhelpingministries.org or Karen Taylor at ktaylor@rowanhelpingministries.org or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.

42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks artists (handmade items) for Oct.14-15. See www.octobertour.com, call 704-636-0103 or email suemch@aol.com

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts show — Downtown Hickory’s 32nd Annual Oktoberfest is accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors Oct. 13-15 with prizes given for top three artisans in painting, sculpture, pottery, handmade swings, candles, jewelry, photography, more. Applications, fees, guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com. Applications for commercial and non-profit vendors also are available.

The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 Years — Juried group exhibition in celebration of Hurley Park’s pearl anniversary, no fee to enter. Deadline Oct. 20. Exhibition: Feb. 10-May 19, 2018. Opening reception Feb. 16, 2018 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Requirements and guidelines at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Call for sculpture artists — Sept. 9: Caldwell Arts Council seek sculptors for annual Lenoir outdoor sculpture sales gallery. www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486, email info@caldwellarts.com

Newton’s Foothills Folk Art Festival — Oct. 7: Juried folk-art themed show. Newton is about an hour from Salisbury. Apply at www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com/artist-information

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

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

Full Circle Arts of Hickory — 2-B Third Street NW, 828-322-7545 or email info@fullcirclearts.org or www.fullcirclearts.org

 

Call for volunteers 

6th annual CHICKWEED — Celebrating Indestructible Women, 4 p.m.-midnight or so, Saturday July 22: Set-up, ticket-takers, wristband checkers, hospitality suite managers, stage hands. Contact chickweedwomen@gmail.com

Staff the CFA art gallery — The Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the center at 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org

42nd annual OctoberTour — Salisbury Foundation seeks volunteers for Oct. 14-15. Be a docent in a historic home, help with the Bank Street Cafe, Patrons Ball, more. Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103 or email events@historicsalisbury.org or visit www.octobertour.com

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Event is Oct. 21. Inquire at www.rowanbluesandjazz.org or 704-636-3277.

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, hps@horseprotection.org

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or kannapolisarts@gmail.com

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.com

 

 

 

 

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