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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 10-16

Bring your own picnic

Second annual Blankets and Bluegrass event coming up

Theater

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.

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://murdermysterydinnercharlotte.com

 

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Kannapolis Summer Entertainment 

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

Tonight: 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

Music at the Mural — 8-11 p.m. 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

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday. Sign up begins 6:30 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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.

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.

Music At The Mill — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2: Bring a chair. The Roller Mill will be open for tours from 7-9 p.m. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St.

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

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

 

Festivals

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.

Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 19: Celebrating 110 years.  Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland• 9 a.m.: Opening prayer/National Anthem. (West Rowan Band.) Recognition of Veterans and active military• 9:15 a.m.: Scarred Worship• 10 a.m.: Parade• 10:30 a.m.: Scarred Worship• 11 a.m.: Recognition of Woodleaf tomato farming families• 11:15 a.m.: Back Creek Bluegrass and Tori Jones• Noon: Festival activities on stage: Mayor, King and Queen, Children’s Pageants, and Recipe Winners• 12:45 p.m.: Tomato eating contest• 1 p.m.: Steppin’ Out Dance Company• 1:30 p.m.: Spivey’s Corner four-time National Hollerin’ Champion Kevin Jasper• 1:45 p.m.: Tendergrass Bluegrass Band• 2:30 p.m.: Gaining Ground• 3:15 p.m.: Your Dream DJ David Barrier

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.

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 11 a.m. Free open house, emergency vehicles, music, entertainment, helicopters, inflatable games. 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 Aug. 10: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Community drum circle — 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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group —. • Aug. 20: Charlotte Comic Con, Concord Embassy Suite Hotel. • 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26: Celebration of Japan Animated for 100 years. South Rowan Regional Library. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

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

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.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Aug. 12: Kannapolis Cruise-In, Downtown Kannapolis

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. 1: Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove.

Gold Hill Hot Summer Nights Cruise In — 2-6 p.m. Aug. 19: . Showcase your classic, antique, street rod or cycle. Deejay playing 50s-60s music. Village shops will be open. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road,  www.goldhillnc.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

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

Spencer Doll & Toy Museum — Aug. 12: Remembering Elvis! • Aug. 19: Class with Miniature artist Kristine Fisher • Aug. 26, Author & Humorist, Jan McCanless storytelling and presentation. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Gold Hill Founders’ Day — Sept. 23: Founders’ Day in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road. Village shops will be open. www.goldhillnc.com

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-24: Merchandise, seminars, raffles. Adults $10, children 5-12 $5, under 5  free. http://repticon.com/north-carolina/charlotte/

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 • www.downtownsalisburync.com

 

Fundraisers 

Burger Bash at the Brewery — 5-9  p.m. Aug. 12: Bread Riot, New Sarum, and Rustic Roots Food Truck host fundraiser featuring burger, side, dessert for $15. Also local musicians. A portion of beer sales also will be donated. No reservations required. New Sarum Brewing, 109 N. Lee St.

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 16: Families First, www.familiesfirst-ncinc.org/ • A percentage of sales will be donated. 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.

Craft, vendor, health fair – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26: Benefits  Rowan Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held at Whitley’s 508 Event Center, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Admission is free, food and beverage costs help with fundraising efforts. Door prizes, raffles. See Call for Vendors.

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 through December. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., plus 6-8 p.m. Christmas Eve. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11:  Spanish Wine Tasting with Sommelier Brittany Pigg, Orsini Wines.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 8 and every second Tuesday: $15 per person 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

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 Aug 12: Open mic night. 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 Josh Tenery. 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 Sam Foster. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 11: Classic Country Music night featuring classic country music by Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band • 5-8 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke with Crystal •5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Break-n-Run Bar & Billiards, 612 S. Main St. — Wednesday Ladies night • Tournaments: 9 Ball Friday night, 8 Ball Saturday night, APA league Monday-Tuesday-Thursday, cash league Wednesday • Free pool Friday • Car show fourth Saturday. Open Monday-Saturday plus Sunday during football season. 980- 216-1603.

 

Classes

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.

Six-week beginning Tai Chi for Balance  — 1:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Aug. 24: Instructor Gail Poulton. Held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church, between S. Fulton and S. Main. Register by email at angirama@gmail.com or call 704-647-0999. Cost  $60.

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

 

Speakers & forums

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.

Catawba College Theatre Arts welcomes Strangemen & Co. — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25:  New York-based Strangemen & Company host free public forum at Hedrick Little Theatre.  By the “fusion of movement, sound, shapes and text,” Strangemen & Company offers students “a hands on experience” utilizing various techniques grounded in “movement-based theatrical techniques, clown, puppetry and the various, crucial elements of thematic study to dig into a story’s potential.” Info at Catawba Theatre box office, 704-637-4481.

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.

 

Auditions

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.

MCCT to present ‘In the Heights, School Edition (Musical)’ —  5:30-8  p.m. Aug. 17-18:  Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre open auditions at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. for youth age 6-18. Performance dates Oct. 19-21. Email  info@mooresvillechildrensteatre.org or visit www.mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org

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.

 

Art 

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: Aug. 17 at Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Current Exhibit “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 • Beginning Aug. 31: “When Nature Inspires Art,” local professional plein air artists’ work on display. Artists’ reception,  Sept. 8,  5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet Don Moore, Phyllis Steimel, Liese Sadler, Cathy Matthews, Joyce Cavanagh-Wood, Barbara Duffy, Joyce Metters, Harold Frontz, Leslie Frontz, Carolyn Blackman, Sharon Forthofer. 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

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.

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.

Craft, vendor, health fair – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26: Benefits  Rowan Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held at Whitley’s 508 Event Center, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Contact Robert Carpenter for vendor and raffle information at Robert2Alz@yahoo.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 artisans

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.

Crafters, wood artisans — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4: The Auxiliary at Millers Ferry  looking for homemade craft vendors and wood working vendors. To participate send an email to: mffdaux64@gmail.com and someone will send you an application.

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

 

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 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

 

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

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