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Roundabout: What’s happening July 13-19

Theater

Opening night for PPT Youth’s ‘Bring It On: The Musical’ Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. Show dates 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. 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street 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.

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

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. July 16: Jeff Hall & Douglass Thompson. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Music at the Vineyard — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 16: Michaela Pittman, singer/guitar from from Morganton. No cover. Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 14: Hosted by CJ Peters. 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)

July 19: 10 a.m.: Kannapolis Children’s Theater: Alice in Wonderland with Bright Star

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., 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.

Music on Means Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.: Live music plus outside dining, games, shopping, more in Downtown Concord. 704-784-4208 or ConcordDowntown.com

Brown Bag Lunch Jam — Noon-1:30 p.m. four consecutive Wednesdays in September: Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27. Grab a friend, grab a blanket and grab a spot. Free outdoor concert series at Eastern Gateway Park downtown. www.salisburync.gov/play

‘‘We Will Raq You’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9: One-of-a-kind event that combines pop, rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal music with cabaret, tribal, fusion and theatrical belly dance. The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. Tickets on sale now at http://wwryconcord.weebly.com/tickets.html

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Comedian Ron White, Aug. 26 • Hank Williams Jr., Sept. 1 • The Doobie Brothers, Sept. 16 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Festivals

China Grove Farmers Day kickoff— 6:30 p.m. July 14: Music in Hanna Park to kick off Saturday’s festival. See the 12-page pull-out-and-keep tab in the July 11 Salisbury Post or visit http://salisburypost.nc.newsmemory.com/?special=China+Grove+Farmers+Day

36th annual China Grove Farmers Day Festival — 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 15: Food, fun, entertainment, vendors, Little Mr./Miss Contest. 7 p.m. Street Dance. Downtown China Grove, Fireworks finale. chinagrovenc.gov

6th annual CHICKWEED — Celebrating Indestructible Women, 4 p.m.-midnight July 22; All-woman revue featuring music, art, massage, more to raise funds and awareness for the Rowan Family Crisis Council shelter for women victims of violence and their children. www.thechickweed.com
Village Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill — 8 p.m. July 29: Guided walks begin at 8 p.m.; tickets go on sale at 7:15 p.m. at the Arbor in the village, St. Stephen’s Church Road. Tickets $5, children under 6 free. Annual event sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, 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.

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 9 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: Traditional Southern Protocol Powwow. Family oriented. Bring blankets and chairs. Frank Liske ParK, 4001 Stough Road Concord. See www.cabarruspowwow.webs.com for 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 13: 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 — 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.

Rufty’s Chrismon Shop annual Open House — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 22: Drawings for gifts and light refreshments. Q & A session at 11 a.m. Help table will be set up. Questions 704-636-7790 or www.chrismons.com

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 or 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 conference room, showing the anime series Zetman. Rated TMV for ages 16 and up. 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 with deejay Steve Monday from Rowan County Weather. 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 S.C. and Charleston S.C. Astronomical Society of Rowan, 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org

35th annual Southern Women’s Show — Aug.  25-27: Food, fashion, and fun. $12 at door. $8 online with Code SP17. Charlotte Convention Center Hall A. https://southernshows.com/wch

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

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum — • 2 p.m. Thursdays: Downton Abbey Club Regular admission applies to events. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

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

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Friday and Saturday, June 16-17 at 7 and 9 p.m.: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

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. www.octobertour.com

Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4: 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 14:  Bastille Day Wine Tasting with Cindy Sweasey, Grapevine Distributing.  Celebrate Bastille Day with a fine selection of French wines.  $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: Scarred Worship and The Last Chance Band. 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 13: Joel McCarson

July 20: Sarah Sophia

July 27: W. Kiley Smith

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. June 7, July 5, 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.  Friday: Live entertainment on the patio with

July 7: Travis from Brave The Bullets”

July 14: Matthew Church

July 21: Greg Adams

July 28: Jason Leake from the Band No Questions Asked

704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 p.m. July 14: The Golden Valley Crusaders  • 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 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.

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.

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.

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.pottery101.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

‘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 sponsored by The Rowan County Extension Master Garderners 6PM to 8PM at the Extension Office 2727 Old Concord Road.

 

Film

Salisbury free Movies in the Park — 9 p.m. 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 — • 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 14, 10 a.m.: Dolphin Tale , PG, HQ.

July 17, 5:30 p.m.: Dear Dumb Diary , PG, East.

July 18, 6:30 p.m.: Dear Dumb Diary , PG, HQ.

July 19, 2 p.m.: Pay it Forward , PG-13, South.

July 21, 10 a.m.: Dear Dumb Diary , PG, HQ.

July 24, 5:30 p.m.: Pay it Forward , PG-13, East.

July 25, 6:30 p.m.: Pay it Forward , PG-13, HQ.

July 26, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Pursuit of Happyness , PG-13, South.

July 28, 10 a.m.: Pay it Forward , PG-13, HQ.

July 31, 5:30 p.m.: How to Train Your Dragon 2 , PG, East.

Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. : How to Train Your Dragon 2 , PG, HQ

Aug. 2, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Hidden Figures , PG, South.

Aug. 4, 10 a.m.: How to Train Your Dragon 2 , PG, HQ.

Aug. 7, 5:30, p.m.: Hidden Figures , PG, East.: Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Hidden Figures , PG, HQ.: Aug. 9, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 , PG, South.: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.

Hidden Figures , PG, HQ.

 

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. Aug. 25: Southern Women’s Show • Exploring Scotland and Ireland, Oct. 15-26. Interested? Call Barbara Franklin 704-223-1973 or Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 • 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.

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

Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4: Seeking crafters and independent vendors. First Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St. All proceeds after expenses go to missions. Contact Joyce Curl at 704-433-4251 or email joycecurl2@yahoo.com or Rod at 704-633-0431 ext.105.

 

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.

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

The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 Years — Call For North Carolina Artists. Deadline for entries Oct. 20, 2017. 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

 

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

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