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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 24-30

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. $15+tax. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents ‘Steel Magnolias’ — Sept. 8-17: It’s the 1980s in Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty parlor six women gather each week to gossip and support each other. Tickets $27.50. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. www.thelittletheatreofws.org or 336-725-4001.

 

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 27: “Mama Tried” with Emily Soward on guitar/vocals, Maegan Severt on vocals, washboard artist Kent Smith. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25: Hosted by Duke Wicker. Sign up begins 6:30 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Music at the Mural — 8-11 p.m. Aug. 26: Golf cart caravan starting at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, ending at Go Burrito, followed by free concert by The Lilly Brothers • Free concert series at The Mural on W. Fisher St. W. Fisher St., Free.

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. July 9: Mama Tried. Emily Soward , Maegan Severt, Kent Smith. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25: Concert by The Trailblazers, who won the Merle Fest band competition this spring and just recently took the top band Prize at the 2017 Galax Fiddler’s Convention. Concert 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.

RPL hosts Lorenzo ‘Logie’ Meachum concert — 7 p.m. Aug. 29: Kick-off performance of the 2017-18 Friends of Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine Concert Series with storyteller and musician. Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Doors 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. www.RowanPublicLibrary.org

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.

Mark Chesnutt at the Cabarrus Arena — Sept. 22: Tickets $30. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976.

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

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

 Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • 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

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 tickets $25; Beginning Oct. 9 $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.

 

Classes

New start date: Six-week beginning Tai Chi for Balance — 1:30 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 7-Oct. 12: Instructor Gail Poulton. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church, between S. Fulton and S. Main. Register at angirama@gmail.com or 704-647-0999. Cost $60.

Fall Refresh and Relax Yoga — Class 1: Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. Aug. 28-Oct. 2 • Class 2: Tuesdays 5:45 -7:15 p.m. Aug.28-Oct. 3 • Class 3: Wednesdays 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 30-Oct.4. Cost $90 ($15.00/class). Try a class before registering. Register with Debra McNeil, OTR/L, EP-C. RYT at inspiredwellness@bellsouth.net or 704-637-1671. Info www.faithart.org

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 11: Introduction to mass drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. For adults of all ages, beginners and advanced. Sign up at 704 216-7714. Instructor: professional artist Robert Richard Toth, www.RobertTothSculptor.com

Learn the guitar — Guitar class starting 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 for absolute beginner or intermediate guitar. Held at Rufty-Holmes Sr. Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Bring your own guitar. No previous experience necessary. Cost $40 plus $10 workbook. Call 704-216-7714 to sign up between Aug. 28 and Sept. 8, or for more info call  704-640-0279.

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

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Aug. 24: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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

Back to School Bash hosted by Rockwell AMVets Ladies Auxiliary — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday 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 they last)

Dogs only rabies clinic — Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: At Granite Knitwear, 805 S. Salisbury Ave. $7.50 cash, $7.75 credit, dogs must be on a leash and over 12 weeks old. Info: Whiskers and Paws Wellness Clinic, 704-213-140.

NC Rowan County Anime Group —. 1-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 26: Celebration of Japan Animated for 100 years. South Rowan Regional Library. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sept. 16: Delmonico Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

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.

Flu shots at the Y — Wednesday, Sept. 13: Sponsored by Rite Aid, open to the public, bring insurance information. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

The Center for Faith & the Arts women’s retreat — Sept. 15-17: A film, workshops, performance by Queens of D’Nile, group dancing and drumming, meditative retrospective. Registration $50 includes lunch. See www.faithart.org

25th annual Labor Day get-together at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24: Hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, all the trimmings. Corn hole and other lawn games, tour the recently remodeled canteen. 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722.

South Main Book Store two-author event — 6:30-8 Sept. 1: Maggie Harstad will show a short film based on Brian Jabas Smith’s “Spent Saints & Other Stories” • J.C. Sasser, author of Gradle Bird, will reading from her new book. Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, www.rowanymca.org

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

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures  — Aug. 26: Author and humorist Jan McCanless storytelling and presentation. (Formerly the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum) 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.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/

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

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

 

Blood drive

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11 a.m.–3:30  p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26: American Red Cross Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111.

 

Fundraisers 

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.

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday • A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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.

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 

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: 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: Good Bye to Summer Wine Tasting: Part 1 with Cindy Sweasey. Grapevine 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 26: The music of Gethsemane. 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 Joel McCarson. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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.

 

Speakers & forums

Diabetes education at the Y — 3 p.m., Sept. 20: 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, Sept. 27: “Simple Solutions Presents Computers & Such,” Open to the public, sign up at 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+.

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.

 

Film

Movie day at the Y — • 1:30 p.m., Sept. 8: “The Zoo Keepers Wife.” Free, open to the public, sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

 

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

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.

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. — Fine frame gallery is displaying art by Leslie Hudson Tolles, Alee Johnson and Robert Toth. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Last weekend of exhibit at 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 -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 

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 — • 8 a.m. Sept. 19:  Perry Lowe Apples  trip by motor coach to Moravian Falls • Oct 24: Blowing Rock trip by motor coach • Nov. 10: Southern Christmas Show • Nov. 30: Narrow Ways Theater by motor coach • Dec. 6: Barn Dinner Theater by motor coach • 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

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.

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. 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. 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@faithartorg

42nd annual OctoberTour — 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

 

 

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