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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 17-23

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Dixie Swim Club— 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24-Sept 2: $15 + Tax. Five unforgettable women, free from husbands, kids and jobs, meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives over a period of 33 years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges that life flings at them with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Interactive murder mystery dinner show — 7 p.m. Aug. 18: “Best Laid Plans,” at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 401 N. Tryon St Suite 100, Charlotte. $90. https://murdermysterydinnercharlotte.com

 

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Tahiti All Day Luau Party — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19:  It’s back! Fire dancers, local musicians, spoken word, live artists, limbo, games, raffles, fun props, open mic. Wear your hawaiian shirt. Sponsored by Guerilla Poets. Show is free; donations accepted for Guerilla Poets outreach programs. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 20: Adrian Niles No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Patio jammin’ at Mean Mug — 6:30-9 p.m. Monday Aug. 21 at 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday Aug. 18. Hosted by “Old Rockers” Orland Carra, Rexx Rexrode, Rich (The Reverend) Rathmell, backed by harmonica tunes of Dean Whittle. Sign up begins at 7. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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

Kannapolis Summer Entertainment — Aug. 19: 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Stories Under the Stars: Jason Frame. Full schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

HSF hosts Blankets & Bluegrass — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20: Second annual event on the Hall House Lawn with the Trailblazers and TenderGrass. Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Free, but RSVP at https://app.hatchbuck.com/OnlineForm/71385054206

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.

‘‘We Will Raq You’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9: One-of-a-kind event that combines pop, rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal music with cabaret, tribal, fusion and theatrical belly dance. The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. Tickets on sale now at http://wwryconcord.weebly.com/tickets.html

Salisbury Symphony and St. John’s Lutheran Church —   7 p.m. Sept. 23: Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at St. John’s.  First performance of the Symphony’s  newly-formed Chorale. Program includes music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Brown based on the popular hymn by Luther, “A Mighty Fortress.” See Salisburysymphony.org

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 • Alabama, Nov. 3 • Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Nov. 9  •  Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Festivals

Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 19: Celebrating 110 years.  Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. Also, other “tomato” things that can be enjoyed: Tomato Tasting, Dancing with the Tomatoes, Tomato Recipe Cook-off, Purchasing fresh Woodleaf tomatoes (and other fresh vegetables), fresh salsa, Tomato Sandwiches, Tomato Eating Contest, and the Tomato Scavenger hunt for kids, Parade, Kids pageants (Little Mater Sprout, Little Tommy Toe and Little Miss Mater) and of course, naming a NEW Mayor of Woodleaf at noon.

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. Must be 21+and present ID to enter.

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 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. 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. 17 and 24: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

Back to School Bash hosted by Rockwell AMVets Ladies Auxiliary — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 26: Rockwell Park. Opening ceremony 1 p.m. • Best Superhero/Disney Princess Contest 1:15 p.m. • Sack Race 2 p.m.D.J Eddie 1-4 p.m. • Red-Line Band 4-6 p.m. • Bounce houses/slide combo • Hotdog Shack on site • Snow Angels Shaved Ice on site • Vendor booths, exhibits booths, free school supplies (while supplies last)

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

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Oct. 13:  (second Fridays): Music by deejay “Rawhide” Lee Clark. $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

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 with deejay Steve Monda Shop and dine downtown.

 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 Nich — 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 Nich — 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

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/

Gold Hill Trick or Treat in the Village Shops — Oct.28: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or www.historicgoldhill.com

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk — Oct. 28: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 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

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

 

Fundraisers 

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug.23?: 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 704-239-6134or704-798-5700.

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

 

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., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18:  World of Pinot Noirs Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $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 Sept. 12 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 Aug 19: Fair Warning, Cool Hip Priest and Kelley Locklear.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.: Marty DeJarnette. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. Friday: On the patio with Joy & the Gent • Saturday: Brave the Bullet returns. 04-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18: Hazy Ridge 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.

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

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 is  $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

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.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 12:30 p.m.  Sept.7: Salad pot luck lunch, bring something or a dessert.  Speaker: Kris Mueller, director of Resource Development for Rowan Helping Ministries. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. For age 50+.

 

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.” 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

PPT auditions for  ‘In God’s Own Country’ — 7 p.m. Sept. 5-6: Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St. Show dates. Oct 12-21. Complete details and available roles at 704-633-5471  or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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.

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.mooresville childrenstheatre.org

 

Art 

Carolina Artist Expo 2017 — Exhibit Sept. 26-30. Community reception Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

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

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Event is Oct. 21. Food trucks  inquire at www.rowanbluesandjazz.org or 704-636-3277.

42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks vendors for Oct. 14-15. The ‘Bank Street Cafe’ features food and art. 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

Seeking talent show  entrants ages 5-18 — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 25: Second annual Back to School Family FunDay and Talent Show at Country Boyz Club House, 3750 Statesville Blvd. Winner receives $100 in cash. Sign up with Paula 704-431-9355 or Melissa 704-754-1813. Sponsored by Women in Progress, Country Boyz MC Cleveland, Thelma Smith Foundation South branch,Great Women & Men United.

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. Apply 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 

75 needed at annual Rowan Cabarrus Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Any time 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16: At NC Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis. Event set-up, registration, photo zone, walk route support, refreshment station, T-shirt station, start/finish line cheerleaders, breakdown. Volunteers receive a T-shirt. Email  Caitlyn Haffey, chaffey@alz.org or call 980-498-7725.

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 http://www.octobertour.com 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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or kannapolisarts@gmail.com

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or mollie@visitsalisburync.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

 

 

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