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Roundabout: What’s happening July 20-26

Theater

Closing weekend: PPT Youth’s ‘Bring It On: The Musical’ — July 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., July and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

opens tonight: 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.

PPT presents ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’ — Show dates: July 27-29 and Aug. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., July 30 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Interactive murder mystery dinner show7 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 Mug5:30-8 p.m. July 23. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug7-11 p.m. July 21. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series

July 22: 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Stories Under the Stars: Piedmont Dance Ballet

July 29: 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Concerts in the Park: Too Much Sylvia

Aug. 10: 6 p.m.: Kannapolis Thursdays on Main- Evening Series: Tim Clark Band

Aug. 12: 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Concerts in the Park: Diamond Rio

Aug. 19: 2 p.m.: Toast of Kannapolis

Aug. 19: 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Stories Under the Stars: Jason Frame

Most events held at Village Park, Kannapolis. See the full schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

Noche de Ritmo7:30 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 Master7 p.m. 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 Mural8-11 p.m.July 29: 9daytrip with golf cart caravan starting at Morgan Ridge Railwalk • 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 & Bluegrass6-8 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.

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 • Darius Rucker, Sept. 22 • ZZ Top, Oct. 6 • Willie Nelson and Family, Oct. 13 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Festivals

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

Lexington’s Tomato Madness — Begins 8 a.m. July 22: Lexington Farmers Market’s annual Tomato Madness features Tomato Recipe Contest, Bloody Mary Recipe Contest, Balloon Sculpting, live music with Davis Tucker and The Wonderful Shannon, Tomato Toss, raffle drawing, vendors. Old Depot on Railroad Street. See www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.

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

Village Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill8 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

NC Watermelon Festival in MurfreesboroAug. 2-5: 32nd annual festival. 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 THDSept. 15-16: Food and merchandise vendors, deejay, free concert by Nantucket and Dixie Revival, food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Carolina Good Medicine Powwow4-10 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 Festival9 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 Festival2-10 p.m. Sept. 23: Main Street, China Grove.

Kannapolis Fire Truck Parade Returns10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30: Kannapolis Fire Department’s Fire Truck Parade and open house. Kannapolis Firefighters’ Assistance Foundation  hosts food and a silent auction. Profits assist local firefighters in need. www.kannapolisnc.gov

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

Annual Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor & Off Road ExpoOct. 13-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Kick off concert Friday with Thompson Square. Advance tickets July 20-Oct. 8 $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 FestivalOct. 21: “It’s Reunion Time!” Remembering the early years. 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.

Annual Holiday Faire9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov 4: Salisbury’s Christmas Show offers handmade crafts, art work, homemade jellies and goodies plus products of independent vendors. Admission $3. 223 N. Fulton St., First Ministry Center.

 

This & That

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co.6-9 p.m. Thursday July 20: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Salisbury Ghost Walk9 p.m. FridaySaturday, July 21-2: 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.

Vette Set Corvette car show10 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 House10 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 Festival8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28-29: Entertainment on Saturday with Alieta Johnson The Roaming Busker, CJ Peters, Saint Villian, Sadie and the Tramps, Mama Tried, Liam Pendergrass, Priscilla Perez and Ashton Eller, Sue McHugh, Mary Gillespie. Food for purchase. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Admission $3. Info 704-640-2326.

Gold Hill Village Ghost WalkJuly 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.: “Christmas in July: Lore of the Belsnickle, Santa’s Cranky Cousin”, a presentation by Dr. Gary R. Freeze. 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 show9 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.

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 atwww.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

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 Nicholas — 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 Nicholas — 3 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures or Nature Center. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Blood drive at 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

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary Pop-Up Tent Event — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 29: Available adoptable dogs on parade at 10 a.m. Door prizes, fun jewelry and dog accessories on sale.

Clay Lunsford and Matthew Weaver Rowan Museum Benefit Concert  — 7-9 p.m. Aug. 5: A night of picking, grinning, and story telling with Clay Lunsford and Matt Weaver in the Rowan Museum’s Messinger Room. Plus homemade ice cream. $10 suggested donation. 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum.org

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.

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26: Saving Grace Farms • MR Railwalk donates a percentage of sales on Charity Night. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

5th Annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball — 5-9 p.m. Sept. 23: Live music, dancing, dinner, silent auction. Proceeds support 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/

Rowan Museum’s Germanfest Patron’s Party  — 5-9 p.m. Sept. 15:  Celebrate the German culture of Rowan County and support the Rowan Museum as well. German food, a special New Sarum German style beer, and music. Dr. Gary Freeze presents “What Martin Luther would have thought about Cheerwine.” Advance registration required, $35 adults $20 students. 704-633-5946.

Rowan Museum’s Germanfest10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept, 16: Eastern Rowan’s German heritage comes alive at the Old Stone House celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. German food, dancing, history, and story telling. New Sarum Brewery will have four special beers on tap. $5 adults $3 students. 770 Stone House Rd Salisbury. (704) 633-5946 rowanmuseum.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. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours

 

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21: Drew’s Farewell Wine Tasting with Drew Summers.  Drew, a Certified Sommelier, has been promoted so we’re sending him off with a special wine tasting. $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 Aug. 8 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

Toast Kannapolis2-6 p.m. Aug. 19: Wine and craft beer tasting event in the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall. Tickets $25 at www.kannapolisnc.gov or call 704-920-4343.

 

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 22: Seventy East, ICE, Quiet Storm, Bachar Chayah. 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 Sarah Sophia. 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 21: Greg Adams. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 4:30-7:30 p.m. July 22: Live entertainment with Joel McCarson and Josh Tenery duo for the First Annual Home Brew Contest • 8-10 p.m. Colton Sherill. 704-754-8379,www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 p.m. 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

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

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

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

‘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.

 

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 — 6-8 p.m. July 27: What Is That Pest? Do It Yourself Series sponsored by The Rowan County Extension Master Garderners, 2727 Old Concord Road. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

 

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 orplay@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 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.

 

Art

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — • Current Exhibit “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. — Through 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 • 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

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

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 accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors Oct. 13-15. Applications, fees, guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com. Applications for commercial and non-profit vendors also 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

 

Call for volunteers

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@faithartorg

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 appointments. 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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Rowan Social Services director takes new job in New Hanover County; Heidrick to retire

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Ask us: Will masks be required in Rowan County polling locations?

Elections

Political Notebook: Tillis, Cunningham differ on when to fill SCOTUS vacancy

Local

Local state trooper, firefighter returns home after Army deployment

Local

Blast from the past: Concordia Lutheran Church opens time capsule from previous century

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with damaging video camera, tresspassing

Crime

North Carolina man faces over 300 sex-related charges

News

Coastal flooding along Outer Banks closes roads

Nation/World

GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

Education

‘Better chance of succeeding’: Moody, colleagues reflect on tenure, retirement

News

Collecting garbage: Locals work to beautify High Rock Lake during Clean Sweep

Coronavirus

Salisbury man grateful parents’ story has impacted many

News

Celtics take big lead and hold on to top Heat 117-106

Business

Downtown Salisbury ‘moving swiftly’ with developers interested in Empire Hotel

Business

From fantasy to fact, Cherry builds a Hobbit House at his Treesort

Business

Biz Roundup: CSP seeking to hire 100 new employees for plant expansion

Coronavirus

Police, sheriff focus on education in addressing mask-wearing complaints

Education

Candidates for East Area school board seat have widely different views on renewal

Kannapolis

Cannon Mills’ whistle sounds again, brings nostalgia with it