Community Calendar August 2017

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 31, 2017

Aug. 1-20.

School Tools Drive. 204 East Innes St., Suite 240. 704-797-0120 or

Aug. 1, 6 p.m.

Monthly Peace Circle, Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615

Aug. 2-5

32nd annual NC Watermelon Festival. Murfreesboro. 252-398-7695

Aug. 2-5, 7:30 pm.

PPT’s Comedy, “Tom, Dick, Harry.” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or

Aug. 2, 5-6:30 p.m.

David Freeze Homecoming Reception and Q&A. Rowan Public Library, West Fisher St., Stanback Auditorium.

Aug. 3, 1 p.m.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP Annual free Ice Cream Social. For age 50+. Guest speaker Sandy Combs of Meals on Wheels. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Aug. 4, 5-9 p.m.

Salisbury Summer Sip. Downtown Craft Beer Crawl Tasting. or 704-637-7814

Aug. 4, 6-8:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 7 a.m.-noon.

Indoor fundraiser sale. First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St. Proceeds benefit Singled Out Missions and Jobs for Life Scholarship Fund.

Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

Salisbury free Movies in the Park — Trolls. City Park, corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets. Free. or

Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m.

Kannapolis Movies in the Park — Moana.

Aug. 5

NC Transportation Museum’s annual Ford show. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, 704-636-2889,

Aug. 5, 9 a.m.

Hotrods & Harleys car show. Door prizes, food, vendors, live music, meet and greet Donnie Allison, free Cheerwine. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive. 704-638-6044.

Aug. 5, 3-7 p.m.

Salisbury Summer Sip. Downtown Craft Beer Crawl Tasting. or 704-637-7814

Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Lee Street Theatre Season 10 Kick-Off Party. Free; 329 N. Lee St. RSVP,

Matthew Weaver/Clay Lunsford benefit concert for Rowan Museum. Messinger Room. Admission by donation. 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946,

Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m.

Band dance at the Y — Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m.

Lyme Disease Support, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., ed. bldg. room 218. 704-785-5425 or 704-636-3190 or Facebook: Piedmont NC Lyme Disease Support

Aug. 7

New Symphony Chorale forming. Open auditions for singers at First United Methodist Church. Contact Hunter Safrit at to schedule an audition time

Aug. 7, 6 p.m. 

Piedmont Players Theatre’s Annual Meeting at the Norvell Theater. 135 E. Fisher St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471.

Aug. 9, 3-4 p.m.

Lupus support group first meeting, then all second Wednesdays at J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd. Alicia Allison, 704-963-1621.

Aug 10, 6 p.m.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main music series. Tim Clark Band.

Aug. 11, 7-10 p.m.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342. Music by “Rawhide” Lee Clark. $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

Aug. 12

Remembering Elvis. Spencer Doll & Toy Museum. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Aug. 12

NC Transportation’s All-GM Show. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889,

Aug. 12, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Carolina Swap and Show and Camaro/Corvette cruise in. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. 704-267-5664

Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Responsible Dog Ownership, Understanding Your Dog. 1026 S. Fulton St., 704-754-2536,

Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Using Frederick Franck’s book, The Zen of Seeing- Drawing as Meditation. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Register at, or, or call 704-647-0999.

Aug. 12, 7-10 p.m.

Kannapolis Concerts in the Park. Diamond Rio with fireworks. Kannapolis Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Parking at the outer parking lots along Dale Earnhardt Blvd. and down West C Street., 704-920-4349.

Aug. 13, 2 p.m.

Monarch Butterfly Release 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. or Hurley Park at 704-638-4459.

Aug. 13, 3 p.m.

Salisbury/Rowan chapter of Winston Salem State University Alumni meeting. Noble Kelsey Funeral Home, 221 E Fisher St.

Aug. 13 and 14, 7-10 p.m.

Auditions: Mothers & Sons at Lee Street Theatre. 329 N Lee St. Performances Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 14-18

Back To School Fishing Tournament. 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.

Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Meet a Service Dog at the Y. Open to the public. Light refreshments. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Learn about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Kaylan Petrie of Discovery Place. For all ages, free, open to the public.

Aug. 16, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Communities In Schools Volunteer Training. 204 East Innes St. 704-797-0210,

Aug. 16, 3 p.m.

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

Aug. 19

Class with Miniature artist Kristine Fisher at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Aug. 19

Woodleaf Tomato Festival. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, Cleveland., 704-278-4248,

Aug. 19, 2 p.m.

Summer Cruise In. Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road.

Aug. 19, 2-6 p.m.

Toast of Kannapolis Beer and Wine Festival in the new Kannapolis City Hall. . Admission includes souvenir wine glass or beer stein, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes,  local wine and beer. $25

Aug. 193-7 p.m.

Cruisin’ The Grove. Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove. Shop and dine downtown.

Aug. 19

Gold Hill Summer Cruise In. The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or

Aug. 19, 7 p.m.

Kannapolis Stories Under the Stars: Jason Frame.

Aug. 19, 6 p.m.

Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash. Photo ops beside the five-ton machines, meet the drivers, enjoy pre-race festivities at The Dirt Track. Tickets $11-$27 at

Aug. 19, 7-10 p.m.

Band dance at the Y. Delmonico’s Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Aug. 20, 6 p.m.

Blankets & Bluegrass. 226 South Jackson St. Bring your own picnic. Historic Salisbury Foundation., 704-636-0103,

Aug. 21

Great American Solar Eclipse. Total eclipse of the sun from Salem, Oregon to Columbia SC and Charleston. Info at Astronomical Society of Rowan,

Aug. 21, 7 p.m.

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band 15th season. Concord High School Band room, 481 Burrage Rd NE, Concord,

Aug. 21, 5-8:30 p.m., Aug. 24, 1-3:30 p.m., Aug. 28, 5-8:30 p.m.

Jobs for Life Student Interviews. First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St. Biblically based ministry. Selected applicants will complete the interview process for the Jobs for Life program.

Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m.

25th Anniversary Party Celebrating Leadership Rowan. FireWater Restaurant, 127 S. Avalon Drive. Rowan Chamber of Commerce., 704-633-4221

Aug. 23, 12 p.m.

Lunch and Learn at the Y. 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.

Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.

History on Tap. Beacon Hall, 121 Ridge Ave. Historic Salisbury Foundation., 704-636-0103.

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

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

Aug. 25-27

35th annual Southern Women’s Show. Food, fashion, and fun. $12 at door. $8 online with Code SP17. Charlotte Convention Center Hall A.

Aug. 26

Author & Humorist, Jan McCanless storytelling and presentation at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Annual benefit for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. 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 call or text 704-239-6134or704-798-5700.

Aug. 26,7:30 p.m.

Comedian Ron White at Harrah’s Cherokee — Tickets start at $43 at 1-800-745-3000 or

Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Noche de Ritmo. Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., RSVP to 704-754-4615.

Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

’Bury Home Companion Symphony fundraiser written by Kent Bernhardt, reminiscent of Prairie Home Companion. Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St. 704-637-4314,

Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Music at the Mural with The Lilly Brothers. Free concert hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, W. Fisher St.

Aug 31, 7:30 p.m.

Pops N Jazz Concert. City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St. Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society., 704-796-9683,


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.

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.

More RPL weekly events at


Farmers markets

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

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

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

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

Mt. Ulla Community Ice Cream Social 5-8 p.m. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden at 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla.



Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St.

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.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Through Aug. 26: “Where Have You Been?” Art by Rail Walk artists.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Personal Narratives – Relationships – Identity, Artists Nate Sheaffer and  Rocyeun Kim, exhibition runs through Sept. 2,

100 years of Cheerwine — Rowan Museum Open Friday-Sunday. 1-4 p.m.

How the West Was Won — Trains and the Transformation of Western NC at the NC Transportation Museum.

Salisbury Sculpture Show — Nineteen sculptures by talented artists around DowntownSalisbury.


The Rowan County Veteran’s Service Office is located at  West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Suite A-2, Salisbury. 704-216-8138