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Roundabout: What’s happening July 27-Aug. 2

Theater

Closing weekend for Lee Street and St. Thomas Players’ ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — July 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.

Opening night for PPT’s ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’ Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

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://murdermystery dinnercharlotte.com

 

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, July 28: Concert by Connor Lambert and the Bluegrass Church Band 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 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

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. July 30:  ‘True North’ acoustic rock-n-roll is Bradley & Heather Steele. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday,  July 28: Hosted by Duke Wicker. Sign up begins 6:30 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series

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

Clay Lunsford and Matthew Weaver Rowan Museum Benefit Concert — 7-9 p.m. Aug. 5: Night of picking, grinning, story telling with Clay Lunsford and Matt Weaver in the Rowan Museum’s Messinger Room Homemade ice cream be available. $10 suggested donation. 20, 704-633-5946 rowanmuseum.org

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.

Noche de Ritmo — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26: Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., RSVP to 704-754-4615.

An Evening of Pops ’N’ Jazz by Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31: With Divided by Four, upstairs at City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St. Silent auction and food and drinks available for purchase. Suggested donation of $10.

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

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.

Blue Ridge Music Center annual Summer Concert Series — May-October: 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

Elkin’s Reevestock Music Festival — Aug. 4-5: Seventh annual Reevestock Music Festival in Elkin with The Marcus King Band headlining, plus Time Sawyer, Town Mountain, David Childers & The Serpents, William Wild, the Corey Hunt Band. Kick-off Friday with a free evening of music with Swim in the Wild, Late Night Special, Luke Mears, Tyler Hatley. Proceeds support Reevestock Creative Leadership Scholarships. Tickets $20 or $65 for a four-pack at www.Reevestock.com

Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 19: Celebrating 110 years.  Live entertainment includes parade;  kids pageants (Little Mater Sprout, Little Tommy Toe and Little Miss Mater) and, naming a new “Mayor of Woodleaf”; tomato recipe cook-off;  Steppin’ Out Dance Company; tomato eating contest; Lutheridge Cloggers; Spivey’s Corner four-time National Hollerin’ Champion Kevin Jasper plus  music by Scarred Worship, deejay David Barrier, Back Creek Bluegrass & Tori Jones,  Gaining Ground and One Fret Over.  Also tomato tasting, dancing with the tomatoes, tomato scavenger hunt for kids,Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. Info: email woodleaftomatofestival@yahoo.com or visit Facebook: www.facebook/woodleaftomato

Toast Kannapolis — 2-6 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.

6th annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival — Sept. 9: Musical artists Blue Highway, Dom Flemons, Song of the Mountains emcee Tim White and Troublesome Hollow, Fireside Collective, Loose Strings Band. Plus arts & crafts, classic car show, children’s play, food. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, children under 12 free. Carolina Bible Camp, 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, 336-262-6325 , www.cbcbluegrass.com

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ at THD — Sept. 15-16: Food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie, free concert by Nantucket and Dixie Revival, 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 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.

Kannapolis Fire Truck Parade and open house — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30: Parade begins 11 a.m. Indoor festivities in The Laureate Center at City Hall. Free open house, emergency vehicles, music, entertainment, helicopters, inflatable games.Kannapolis Firefighters’ Assistance Foundation offers hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks for purchase plus silent auction. Profits assist local firefighters in need. www.kannapolisnc.gov

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. 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 27: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Carolina Picker Festival — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28-29: Live music Saturday. Admission $3. More info at 704-640-2326.

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

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and every first Tuesday: At Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

All- Ford ShowAug. 5:  NC Transportation Museum’s annual Ford show will feature the 1913 Model T Speedster, one of the most recent additions to the museum. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5: second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

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

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 (second Fridays): Music by “Rawhide” Lee Clark. $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

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.

All-GM Show — Aug. 12: NC Transportation Museum’s annual GM show will feature the 1977 Cadillac limousine that was the last gubernatorial limo for the state of North Carolina.  This vehicle, like the museum, is celebrating its 40th year. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Monarch Butterfly Release — 2 p.m. Aug. 13: At Haden’s Gazebo, corner of Annandale Ave. and N. Craige St. as part of Hurley Park’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Presentation by All-A Flutter Farms of High Point. http://www.all-a-flutter.com/ or Hurley Park at 704-638-4459.

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

Meet a Service Dog at the Y — 1:30 p.m., Aug. 15: Open to the public. Light refreshments. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19: Delmonico’s Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

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

 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

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

Downtown Salisbury events— • 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24: College Night Out • 5-9 p.m. Sept. 1:   1st Friday Shop-Dine-Stroll • 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6:   Buskers Bash • Oct. 14-15: OctoberTour• Nov. 3: 1st Friday Shop-Dine-Stroll • add to holiday calendar: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 24: Holiday Night Out • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25: Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower • 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1: 1st Friday Shop-Dine-Stroll • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16: Santa and the Grinch with Antique Fire Trucks • www.downtownsalisburync.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.

Fall National astronomy day — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30: Star party at Carolina International School. 9545 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Astronomical Society of Rowan, www.astrowan.org

Spooktacular Event at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28 : Adult and childrens costume contest, kids’ games, magician, free Cheerwine, Tour pack trick or treat. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

 

Comedy

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

Today: 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 

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: Night of picking, grinning, story telling with Clay Lunsford and Matt Weaver. Rowan Museum’s Messinger Room Homemade ice cream be available. $10 suggested donation. 20, 704-633-5946 rowanmuseum.org

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays • Aug. 9 Novant Hospital Charity Night • MRRailwalk donates a percentage of sales on Charity Night. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Annual benefit for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — 6:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 26: Scottssing.com hosts Jay Stone singers in concert at Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road. Free concert; a love offering will go to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. All info at www.scottssing.com call or text 704-239-6134 or 704-798-5700.

An Evening of Pops ’N’ Jazz by Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31: With Divided by Four, upstairs at City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St. Silent auction, food and drinks available for purchase. Suggested donation $10.

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. German food, special New Sarum German style beer, music. Dr. Gary Freeze will present “What Martin Luther would have thought about Cheerwine.” $35 adults, $20 students. Advance registration required at 704-633-5946.

Believe in the Arts shoe drive fundraiser — Through Sept. 15: Raising funds for fine arts scholarships for needy 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. 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. Aug. 24: 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

Rowan Museum’s Germanfest — 10 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 with special beers on tap. $5 adults $3 students. 770 Stone House Road. 704- 633-5946 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 — No wine tasting this week.  Wine tastings resume Friday, Aug. 4. • 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

 

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

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 29:Scarred and Firm Foundation this Saturday.   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 7/27 W. Kiley Smith. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — First Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2: 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 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 28: Music by The Griggs • 5-8 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke with Crystal •5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

 

Classes

Eight-week beginning & intermediate pottery wheel class — Cost: $200. Choose • Tuesdays 10:30-1 p.m. Sept. 5-Oct. 24 or • Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept.6-Oct. 25 or • Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7-Oct. 26 • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Messy Art for kids — Waterworks Visual Arts Center of Salisbury will offer Messy Art for ages 4 -5 with a color circus theme the week of July 31 -Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Make a vibrant menagerie of animals and learn all about the circus. Daily story time, snack time, movement, drama sessions. Come dressed to get messy. RSVP to 704-636-1882.

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.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 1 p.m. Aug. 3: Annual free Ice Cream Social, anyone 50+ invited. Guest speaker Sandy Combs, program director for “Meals on Wheels. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Piedmont Players Theatre’s Annual Meeting — 6 p.m. Aug 7: On stage at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. For information call 704-633-5471.

Diabetes education class at the Y — 3 p.m., Aug. 16: Open to the public. Light refreshments. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Lunch and Learn at the Y — • Noon, Aug. 23: Fun event. Sign up to bring a covered dish. Free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

‘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.

 

Film

 Salisbury free Movies in the Park — 9 p.m. 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 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.

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.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring new works by Alee Johnson. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Through 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 • Sept. 19: Apple trip/shopping trip. Charter bus • Oct 24: Blowing Rock trip. Charter bus • 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

Davie County Senior Services trip — Nov. 13-15: Wilmington beach trip, Christmas special at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater Christmas show, tour of the city, shopping.  Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

 

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 — Nov. 4: 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 Symphony call for singers, choral director New chorus forming will give six concerts over two seasons. Open auditions Monday, Aug. 7 at the First United Methodist Churchy, 217 S. Church St. Contact Chorale Coordinator Hunter Safrit, hsafrit@gmail.com  to schedule audition.  Prepare a short song to  show voice quality, pitch, musicality.  Learn more at www.salisburysymphony.org

Salisbury Symphony call for choral director  —Position for 2019-20 season.  Submit one-page letter of interest with a resume to the Salisbury Symphony, Attn: David Hagy, P.O. Box 4264, Salisbury, 28145. Learn more at www.salisburysymphony.org

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.

Arts at the Mill — Nov. 10-12: Indoor national fine arts festival at the historic Mill in Downtown Mooresville, 500 S Main St. Application deadline Oct. 2. Application fee $25 (non-refundable) fee, booth fee $200. Visit www.artsathemill.com or email info@artsatthemill.com

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 Oct. 13-15 event. 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@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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