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Roundbout: What’s happening Sept. 7-13

Music & more 

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‘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 at http://wwryconcord.weebly.com/tickets.html

Open mic at Mean Mug  7-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8:  Host Danny Franklin. Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m.  1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Sept. 9 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29: Concert followed by open jam session Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

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

Noche de Ritmo — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23: Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., RSVP to 704-754-4615.

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

Music at the Mural — 8-11 p.m. • Sept. 30: Knaughty Pine • Free concert series hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, at The Mural on W. Fisher St. W. Fisher St., Free.

FirstARTS presents Ensemble Chaconne — 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 13: 17th and 18th century gems performed on period instruments. From  Boston, Mass. At First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Free. For more information, call 704-636-3121, ext. 104.

51st annualGranite Quarry Fiddlers Convention — Oct. 14:  At ERHS. Lanny Merrell, Granite Quarry Civitan Club, 704-213-1992.

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

On Stage at the Davis — Sept. 26: The Suffers. Funky with a smooth and cool vibe, classic soul, rock & roll and reggae called Gulf Coast Soul. 65 Union St., South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • 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.

Unofficial guide to Rowan’s Reformation Celebration

7 p.m. Sept. 12 — Rowan History Club. Museum director Aaron Kepley will speak on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, which is the unofficial theme of Germanfest, as sort of the unofficial kick off to all of Salisbury’s 500th anniversary of the reformation events. Free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

6-9 p.m. Sept. 15 — Rowan Museum’s Germanfest Patron’s Party: Celebrate the German culture of Rowan County and support the Rowan Museum with a German dinner, special New Sarum German style beer, traditional music and Dr. Gary Freeze postulating on “What Martin Luther would have thought about Cheerwine.” $35 adults, $25 students. Advance tickets required at 704-633-5946.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 — Annual Rowan Museum Germanfest at the Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road: A day-long celebration of the German culture of eastern Rowan County to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

A Volksmarch, a 1-mile walk to and from the Old Stone House to the Granite Lake Park, will begin at 9 a.m. All ages are invited and no registration is required. The starting line will begin on the grounds of the Old Stone House.

At 10 a.m. activities begin at the Old Stone House. Experience Colonial beer making, wood working, candle making, baking, traditional music, and tours of the house. Local churches with German history will be on site sharing their connection to the Protestant Reformation. Enjoy the short nature trails leading to the creek and the Braun family cemetery.

German food and colonial beer will available for purchase. Admission $5 adults, $3 students. Parking available in the gravel lot across from the Old Stone House.

7 p.m. Sept. 23: — Salisbury Symphony and St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at St. John’s. This will be the 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

Oct. 12-21 — PPT presents “In God’s Own Country,” a special collaborative production between the German theatre company Landesbuhnen Sachsen and Piedmont Players. It follows the story of Henry Muhlenberg and his effort to bring the Lutheran Church to America and details the struggles of immigrants who fled to America to escape religious persecution. Performed at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Ticket info at 704-633-5471 and www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

County Fairs 2017

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 1-9, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org

Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 8-16, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com

Rowan County Fair — Sept. 15-23, 704-640-2326 or www.rowancountyfair.net

Davidson County Fair — Sept. 18-23, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com

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

 

Theater

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 $27.5. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. www.thelittletheatreofws.org or 336-725-4001.

 

Festivals

36th annual Morganton Festival — Sept. 8-9: Arts &  craft vendors, festival cuisine, beer garden, kid & teen zones with rides and games, three   entertainment stages, sunrise run. Concert with The Swon Brothers Friday and Brothers Osborne Saturday. Morganton is about 90 minutes from Salisbury. See www.morgantonfest.org

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. Full schedule at  www.cabarrus powwow.webs.com

The 77th National Folk Festival —  Sept. 8-10: Over 50 acts showcased on seven outdoor stages in Greensboro. website

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.

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

Stand Together Music Festival — 2-10 p.m. Sept. 23: Main Street, China Grove. Also performing, Too Much Sylvia, Soakin’ Wet, Red Dirt Revival, Carmen Tate. Held on Main Street, China Grove. Fun, food, music and a kids’ zone. Net proceeds support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

28th Annual Gold Hill Founders Day — Sept. 23: at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road.  General info call 704-279-5674.  Email inquiries to vivian@historicgoldhill.com

La Fiesta de Rowan family celebration — Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 23: 100 block of Fisher St. Free entry, free games and prizes. ance, music, bilingual children’s ongs, food. Hosted by the Human Relations Councila nd Hispanic Coalition. www.facebook.com/salisburyhrc

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

38th Autumn Jubilee — Oct. 7-8:  Food, crafts, music, displays, art, and 30,000 friends at Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7803. 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. Mac Arnold and Plate full O’ Blues, Blazin Blues Bob Paolino, Live House, Stephen R. Gordon Jazz Trio, Joe Robinson and Friends, Diana Tuffin, Butch Stewart. Also interantional food, arts, crafts. 200 W. Fisher St., For early bird group reservations contact rgjs1720@carolina.rr.com or see www.rowanbluesandjazz.org or call 704-636-3277.

Landis Fall Festival — 7-10 p.m., Oct. 21: N. Central Ave. downtown Landis featuring Darrell Harwood.

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.

Annual Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov 4: Salisbury’s Christmas Show offers handmade crafts, art work, homemade jellies and goodies plus products of independent vendors. Admission $3, children under 12 free, free parking. Proceeds after expenses go to missions. 223 N. Fulton St., First Ministry Center.

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday  Sept. 7: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Community drum circle —6:-8 p.m. Sept. 8: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Fall open house at Piedmont Floral Galleries  — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9: Newest trends for Fall, light refreshments served. 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739 for more information.

Horizons Unlimited picnic and open house — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 9: Kicking off Year 50 with celebration and unveiling of new Story Walk. $2 suggested donation. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave.  Free admission; donations accepted. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Meet Andy Wolfe of  “Gotta Kill It to Heal It” and “Gotta Kill It to Grill It” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 9: Andy Wolfe from noon-2 p.m. Honoring cancer survivors at 2 p.m. At Sugar Bear’s 1-year Birthday Bash, 8484 Hwy 52 Rockwell next to NAPA. Bounce castly for t he kids, raffles for prizes. Food specials.

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

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 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

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/

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Sept. 24: Showing the anime series Wild Arms, for age 14 up. Woodleaf Lanes Conference Room. 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.

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

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

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  Coming events •  2 p.m. Sept. 30: Michael Eury on Captain Action, the original super-hero action figure • Oct. 21: Night at the Museum 3 • Nov. 17-18: Benefit sale and Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) •   108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.com

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and every first Tuesday: At Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Cruisin’ The Grove — 3-7 p.m. Oct. 21: Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove. Shop and dine downtown.

Annual Night at the Museums — Oct. 21: The NC Doll and the Miniature Museum/Rowan Museum. Two museums come alive for one night only. Kid-friendly meal included. Advance registration required. $25 adults $15 kids, $75 family (2 adults 2 kids).  www.rowanmuseum.org

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

 

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 

Pony-Palooza — 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 9: Pony show and fundraiser for Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue. Family fun, vendors, food, ice cream, ponies and minis.Held at the Ellis Event Center, 2056 East Ridge Road.  See www.midnightspromise.org/pony-palooza

5th annual Faith Fire Department Party in the Park —  6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9: Oyster Roast & Fish Fry at Faith American Legion Park,115 Gantt St., Faith.Tickets at Faith Soda Shop or a Faith Fire Deptartment Member or call  Dale Peeler at 704-202-3123. All proceeds go to Faith Fire Department.

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary Pop-Up Tent Event — 8-11a.m.Saturday Sept. 9: Dog Parade at 10 a.m. at 220 Grace Church Road. Vendors on site. Bring a wish list item for a free door prize ticket. Details at www.faithfulfriendsnc.org/events or on our Facebook page.

The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys and Tori Jones — 6  p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10: In concert at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 802 Bethesda Road, Statesville. Barbecue meal served at 5  p.m. prior to the concert. Donations go to Troutman Helping Ministries.

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

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.

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

Grace Lutheran Men In Mission’s 9th annual Fish Fry Fundraiser — 4 p.m. until, Oct. 14: Benefiting Felix Bautista, rehabilitating after a hemorrhagic stroke. Felix and Holly have a 1-year-old daughter. Live deejay, raffles, bring your own lawn chair, parking shuttle service available, dine-in or carry out. 3020 Grace Church Road, 704-857-8641.

Rowan Museum Chicken & Pickin’ at China Grove Roller Mill — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7: Chicken-n-dumplings and music all to support the operation of the China Grove Roller Mill. $10 adults $5 kids under 12.

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.

Rowan Museum 64th Annual Antiques Show Patrons’ Party — Nov. 9: at West End Plaza Event Center. 6pm-9pm. Advance registration required. $75.

Rowan Museum 64th Annual Antiques Show — Nov. 10-12: at West End Plaza Event Center. Antiques dealers from across the Southeast showing and selling some of their finest wears. First time in the shows 64 year history that it has expanded to three days instead of two.

 

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.

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

‘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., 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, Sept. 8:  Rickety Bridge of South Africa Wine Tasting with Charles Heeb of Rickety Bridge USA. $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

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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: Bachar Chayah  and The Weddingtons. Contemporary Christian music avenue. 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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk — • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tonight: Josh Tenery • 8-10 p.m. Friday: Joy & the Gent • 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday: Amie’s birthday party celebration with 9Day Trip on the patio, cornhole boards will be out. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. —  6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13: Yoga in the brewery; $6 for a pint of beer and a one hour class. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4: Featuring Greg Brangle playing live music on the patio. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 5-8 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

The Warehouse grand opening —8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9: Headliner Crowell; also featuring Freaky, Devious, with rave Charles McFly and Krispi. Age 18 and up. Tickets $10 in advance, $20 DOS. Also vendors, live body painting, local artists using the live acts.

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

Learn Modern Western Square Dancing — 7 p.m. Sept. 12: Open House  at Salisbury Rec. Center, 316 Lake Drive. Caller Marty Northrup. For couples and singles, no obligation. Weekly lessons begin Sept. 19. Cost is $/person/night. Contact Effie or Norman File, presidents, 704-633-9555.

Defense at the Bridge Table — 10-11:45 a.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 14. Lessons for advanced beginners/intermediates at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, ACBL-accredited teacher; $5 per lesson. Drop in or call RHSC at 704-633-7862 or 980-234-0373. 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave.

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. Register at angirama@gmail.com or 704-647-0999. Cost $60.

Yoga in the Brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13:  Yoga at Morgan Ridge. $6 includes a pint of beer and a one hour class. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Yoga at Cauble Creek —  3-5 pm.  Sunday, Sept. 17: Yoga class followed by a glass of wine at Cauble Creek Vineyard, west of Salisbury at 700 Cauble Farm Road (off Mooresville Road, SR 150). Gentle yoga suitable for all levels.Preregister at sales@caublecreekvineyard.com or 704-633-1137. Cost is $17.

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.

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

 

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.

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.

 

Auditions

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.

LSt auditions for Tony Award-winning musical ‘Next to Normal’ — 2 p.m. Sept. 10: At the Lee Street theater. In collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts Dept. Prepare 16 bars of a song that contains emotional range and be ready to perform cold readings from the script. Show dates Nov. 2-11. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem  -— 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10: At the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem.  No appointment necessary. Performance dates Nov. 10-12 and 16-19.  See character descriptions at www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org

PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 16: How to audition for a musical, specifically geared toward PPT’s upcoming youth production of “Anne Of Green Gables.” Ages: elementary-high school. Cost: $40. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT youth auditions for ‘Anne of Green Gables’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sept 19-20: By appointment only. Show dates: Nov 6-18. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Auditions for The Polar Express Train Ride — Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 7, Oct. 8: At Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 1401 S Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 58-68 roles will be cast. Presented by NC Transportation Museum and Lee Street theatre. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and some weeknights, Nov.17-Dec.22. Call for additional information 704.310.5507 or email td@leestreet.org

 

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.

 

Art 

Waterworks to open Ben Martin retrospective —  New fall exhibitions with public opening reception and meet the artists on Friday, Sept. 15. Exhibition includes commemorative retrospective of photojournalist Ben Martin, who passed away earlier this year, along with two other solo shows featuring textiles and clay. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

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. — • Opens Sept. 8, 6-9 p.m. reception; artist talk 7 p.m.: Creative Pilgrimage, the contemplateiv art of Karen Operrell Campbell • 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  displaying art by Leslie Hudson Tolles, Alee Johnson and Robert Toth. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “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.orgx

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 — • 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

Second Annual East Spencer BBQ Pig Pickin — Oct.  7  at Royal Giants Park from 1-5 p.m. Performance and vendor slots available. Contact  Curtis Cowan  704-433-5135 or  Rudendo Martin   336-432-3716. Volunteers needed as well.

Central UMC — Seeks vendors for annual church bazaar. Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Rita Sim, 704-633-3415  or Melinda Dudley 704-636-9190.

Antiques event at the Fairgrounds — Sept. 9-10: Tables available at 704-425-9838 or 704-932-5071. Inside both days $60; outside one day $25, outside two days $35. Rain or shine.

China Grove Farmers Market — seeks interested vendors. The market is open 4-6 p.m. every Friday until the end of Sept.

Music on Means Pop-Up Market — Sept.  21 and Oct. 19: Artists/vendors of hand-made items. Refundable deposit $30 for one concert; $50 for both. Apply at https://docs.google.com/ forms/d/e/1FAIpQLS cUyOfUd7hNBnZspftY 5qX4hjyu6VZTD eEFUt9xH77Hmmw8g/

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.

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

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

Second Annual East Spencer BBQ Pig Pickin — Oct.  7  at Royal Giants Park from 1-5 p.m. Performance and vendor slots available. Contact  Curtis Cowan  704-433-5135 or  Rudendo Martin   336-432-3716. Volunteers needed as well.

Notice all Buskers— 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6:  5th Annual Buskers Bash and Best-Busker contest  Downtown. Perform on the street from 6-8 p.m.; attendees vote for their favorite. Winners announced 9 p.m. at grand finale at City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., followed by open jam session. Winners get cash prizes, downtown dollars, trophies. Apply at https://downtownsalisburync.com/events/buskers-bash/

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

28th Annual Gold Hill Founders Day — Sept. 23: at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road.  Applications for art, crafts and Heritage Living exhibits still available at www.historicgoldhill.com or 704-279-1630. For more info on Parade entries, call 704-279-7897 or general info call 704-279-5674.  Email inquiries to vivian@historicgoldhill.com

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 volunteers 

2nd Annual East Spencer BBQ Pig Pickin — Oct.  7  at Royal Giants Park from 1-5 p.m. Performance and vendor slots available. Contact  Curtis Cowan  704-433-5135 or  Rudendo Martin   336-432-3716. Volunteers needed as well.

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

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

 

 

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