Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 3-8
Closing weekend for PPT ‘s ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’ — Tonight thru Saturday 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 show — 7 p.m. Aug. 18: “Best Laid Plans,” a night of intrigue, deception, and food. Comedic thriller held at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 401 N. Tryon St Suite 100, Charlotte. $90. Details at https://murdermystery dinnercharlotte.com
Lee Street theatre presents ‘Dixie Swim Club’ — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24-Sept 2: $15 + Tax. Five women meet at the same beach cottage every year to catch up. Poignant comedy. $15+tax. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.
Music & more
See also Night Life
Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 6: Tom Williams. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4: Hosted by Jamie Slate & Rev. Rich. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series —
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
Hoffman in Winston-Salem — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman performs at Thai Harmony, 102 W 3rd St. at Thursday Live Jazz Night. http://thaiharmonyws.com
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.
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25: 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
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.
Music At The Mill — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2: Music TBA. bring a chair. The Roller Mill will be open for tours from 7-9 p.m. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St.
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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woodleaf.tomato
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: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events with free admission. 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. Friday Sept. 15 features nationally known The Nantucket Band. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044.
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.
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
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 email@example.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 Aug. 3: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.
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
All- Ford Show — Aug. 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
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
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
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • Aug. 5: Bon Odori Japanese Culture Festival in Charlotte at the Wells Fargo Building. Free and open to the public. • Aug. 20: Charlotte Comic Con, Concord Embassy Suite Hotel. • 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26: Celebration of Japan Animated for 100 years at South Rowan Regional Library. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
Community drum circle — SECOND FRIDAYS 6:-8 p.m. Aug. 11: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.
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.
Camaro Cruise In — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12: Free with your 1967-2017 Camaro. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info: 704- 267-5664.
Monarch Butterfly Release — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13: At Haden’s Gazebo, corner of Annandale Ave. and North 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 • www.downtownsalisburync.com
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
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 704-239-6134or704-798-5700.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Rod Kerr 704-633-0431 ext. 105. First Baptist First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St.
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
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., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 4: New Wines From The Coastal Mountains of Chile with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/Person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.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 —Closed 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 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 Matthew Church for Summer Sip Craft Beer Crawl Celebration. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4: Destination Bluegrass Band • 5-8 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke with Crystal •5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 704-647-0999.
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
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8243.
Speakers & forums
Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.
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.
Lee Street auditions for ‘Mothers and Sons’ — 7 p.m. Aug. 13-14: Held at Lee Street theatre. Performance dates Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-7. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Salisbury Symphony musical auditions — Sept. 9: Principal percussion, section strings, any who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. For an appointment time, call 704-637-4314.
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. www.salisburync.gov/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.
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. 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
Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee — Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 8 return Saturday 8 a.m. Cost $40 (non refundable) with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Small coolers welcome. Contact 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay your money. Limited seating.
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 email@example.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 Sept..
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or Rod at 704-633-0431 ext.105.
Call for performers
Salisbury Symphony call for singers, choral director— New chorus forming. Six concerts over two seasons. Open auditions Monday, Aug. 7, FUMC, 217 S. Church St. Schedule audition time at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
Call for artists
Christmas Honor Card — Deadline Aug. 4: Rowan Helping Ministries accepting submissions for its 2017 Christmas Honor Card. Requirements, at www.rowanhelpingministries.org or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.
Crafters, wood artisans — The Auxiliary at Millers Ferry’s craft event is Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Looking for homemade craft vendors and wood working vendors. To participat email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you with the application.
Twin City Artisans seek new juried members — Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.: Interested in joining small guild? Bring 5-10 pieces to be juried. $25. Our House at South Fork Community Center 4403 Country Club Road, W-S. Standards and application at www.twincityartisansnc.com under Jury tab or call 336-655-6371.
Foothills Folk Art Festival — Deadline Sept. 1. Event is in downtown Newton on Oct. 7. $75 application fee for local and regional contemporary folk artists, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities for children, live music. Festival admission is free. Application form is at www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com. Newton is about an hour from Salisbury.
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. $25 non-refundable fee, booth fee $200. Visit www.artsathemill.com or email email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
42nd annual OctoberTour — Salisbury Foundation seeks volunteers for Oct. 14-15. Be a docent in a historic home, help with Bank Street Cafe, Patrons Ball, more. Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103 or email email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com
County Fairs 2017
Iredell County Fair — Sept. 1-9, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 8-16, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 18-23, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 15-23, 704-640-2326 or www.rowancountyfair.net
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 26-30, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/
Dixie Classic County Fair — Sept. 29 – Oct. 8 , Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com
NC State Fair — Oct. 12-22, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org