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Roundabout: What’s happening Sept. 21-27

County Fairs 2017

Through Saturday: 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

Catawba College Blue Masque Theater presents ‘The Conference of the Birds’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-30: Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Based on a 12th century Sufi poem considered to be a literary masterpiece, this adaptation teklls the mythical story through traditional and non-traditional styles of theatre including dance, puppetry and shadow play. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults, at www.catawba.edu/theatretix

LSt Mothers and Sons — Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m.: A woman pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets $15+tax . www.leestreet.org or via phone 704-310-5507.

ppt and Landesbuhnen Sachsen presents ‘In God’s Own Country’ Oct. 12-14 and 18-21 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance.  Tickets $25.  Groups of 20 or more $20. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ — Oct.  6-15:  On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a wedding in which her father will give her away but she doesn’t know who he is, so Sophie takes matters into her own hands. The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is the first community theatre in the Southeast to produce “Mamma Mia!” 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

Tonight at Morgan Ridge Railwalk — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music by Greg Moore • Friday: 8-10 p.m.: Music by Caleb Hill. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,  www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Tonight: Music on Means Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.: Live music by Gump Fiction: The Ultimate 90’s Experience plus outside dining, games, shopping in Downtown Concord. 704-784-4208 or ConcordDowntown.com

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 p.m. Friday,  Sept.  22:  with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 7 p.m.  1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Patio jammin’ at Mean Mug — 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Sept.  25 : Musicians of all genres and caliber jam on the patio at 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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

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

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 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.

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 14 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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.

 

Festivals

Stand Together Music Festival with Darrell Harwood — 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

Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival Returns —  10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine  eight consecutive weekends Sept. 30-Nov. 19: Twelve stages of continuous music, dance, comedy, circus entertainments; craft vendors and activities for children. Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road between I-77 and I-85. Tickets at  Harris Teeter Stores, at the gate or at carolina.renfestinfo.com

38th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7-8:  Food, crafts, music, displays, art, and 30,000 friends at Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Free admission, free parking, handicapped  parking and  rides available, shuttle pick-up in front parking lot. Sorry, no pets, no bikes, rollerblades, skates or skateboards. 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.

Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Employee’s Association Fall Festival — 9 a.m..-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20: Held in  the gym in Building 6. Info at Kelly.vanager@va.gov at 704-638-3410.  Open to the public.

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 rbjs1720@carolina.rr.com or  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. 21: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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/

Piedmont Floral Galleries Fall Chrismon Open House — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23: See the newest Christian Symbol Designs. Free Q & A Session at 11 a.m. Help Table available for those who need help with ornaments. Light fefreshment.280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739.

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

The Memory Café — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26: Safe, caring, fun environment for anyone experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia; loved ones, caregivers also welcome. Gary’s BBQ, China Grove. Sponsored by Memory Makers of Rowan County.

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

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

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

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

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

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). 704- 633-5946 rowanmuseum.org

Fall Spruce Up Week — Oct. 23-27: Public Service Department & Community Appearance Commission offer appliance and tire collection. https://www.facebook.com/CitySalisburyNC/

Downtown Salisbury events— • 6-9 p.m. • 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6: Buskers Bash • Oct. 14-15: OctoberTour• Nov. 3: 1st Friday Shop-Dine-Stroll. www.downtownsalisburync.com

Clearwater Concord National Night Out — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10: Information tables, food, drink, kids’  activities, meet and greet neighbors, local businesses, nonprofits, service officers, city workers, some officials and candidates. Bring a potluck dish and tour ClearWater Artist Studios’ new event space, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord.

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 drives

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.

Laureate Center at City Hall — 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30: Sponsored by Kannapolis Fire during Fire Parade and Open House. Register at www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives and enter Kannapolis Fire Department or visit kannapolisnc.gov

 

 

Fundraisers 

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

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

An Afternoon with Joe Mitchell’s Train — Sunday 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24: Benefits Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Purchased in 1950, the fully restored miniature train will be on display and available for rides at a private residence in Lexington. For age 18+ only. Light refreshments. Tickets and information at www.faithfulfriendsnc.org/events or Facebook.

Spencer Woman’s Club‘s annual mum and pansy sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30:  100 3rd St. Mums $5, pansies- $13 per flat. Call 704-636-7836 to reserve.

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

Second annual Rockwell Area Hunger Awareness Walk —2 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 1: Approximately 3-mile walk beginning at Rockwell United Methodist Church, 430 E Main St. Benefits Freedom Christian Worship Center’s food pantry. Sponsored by Ursinus United Church of Christ.  Sponsor forms are available at 704-279-2197.

Rowan Museum Chicken & Pickin’ at China Grove Roller Mill — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7: homemade chicken-n-dumplings, music by MGM.The mill will be open for tours plus coutnry activities for the kids. Meal is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. All proceeds go towards the operation of the China Grove Roller Mill.

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.

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 

Legends by Lantern tour at the NC Trans Museum —7:30-9 p.m. Oct 20: A nightime walking tour of the museum, exploring Spencer Shops’ historic structures and  tellings of North Carolina railroad legends and Spencer Shops, illustrated by the museum’s extensive collec tion of vintage railroad equipment. Ticket info at  www.nctrans.org

Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour — 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28. $8 adults/ $5 kids. Narrators describe historic sites, shopping, restaurants, theaters, public art. One-hour tour begins at the Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St.

‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through December. 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

OctoberTour of Historic Homes — Oct. 14 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Oct. 15 Noon-5:30 p.m.: Visit through 11 private, historic homes dating from 1820-1929. Bank Street: Children’s games, story-time, antique fire trucks, beer and wine tasting, Bank Street Café, and more. http://www.octobertour.com

Victorian Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., plus 6-8 p.m. Christmas Eve. 704-636-0103, http://www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours

Wine & beer tastings

Tonight and Friday at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21: Beers of Autumn Tasting.  A selection of traditional and unique seasonal beers of the Fall. • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22:  Redhaus Vineyard of Lodi, California Wine Tasting with Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley. $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. Oct. 10 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

Patio Palooza at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. Sept. 27: Live music with Austin McNeill. www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/

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 sept 23 : Scarred Worship and After April. 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

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — First Wednesdays 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.

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

PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Structured 14-week curriculum, October through January with a break in December. Classes: ‘Tackling the One Act’ and ‘Shall We Dance?’ Tuition and registration  info at 704-633-5471, 213 S. Main St.or PiedmontPlayers.com

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

Speakers & forums

‘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.

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 City Council candidate forum — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28: Salisbury City Council candidate forum sponsored by Rowan Concerned Citizens, The Vine Event, Project Cover, and Salisbury Indivisibles.Held at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd., streamed on Facebook Live through the Rowan Concerned Citizens Facebook page. Submit questions via email to citizensrow@gmail.com before 5 p.m. Sept. 26. On forum day, moderators will accept Twitter questions via @citzensrow. Due to time restraints, a limited number of questions can be asked. Park behind the building.

 Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 1 p.m. Oct. 5:  Game show “What’s My Line?” led by AARP member Flora White. Members may bring non-perishable items for Rowan Helping Ministries.  Refreshments follow. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

Auditions

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 to 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

Art 

Exhibit reception for  artist Don Moore  — 5:30-7:30  p.m. Sept. 22: Opening reception for Contemporary Nudes and Semi-Abstract Landscapes in oil, pastel, and conte. Hampton House Art and Framing, 720 Coliseum Drive, W-S. Public is invited.On exhibit through Oct. 20. Moore is a member of the Plein Air Carolina Group.

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.

Waterworks to open Ben Martin retrospective —  New fall exhibitions include 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

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — • Current exhibit: Creative Pilgrimage, the contemplateiv art of Karen Operrell Campbell. 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, 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. 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’ — Through 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

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 — •  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

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.

Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Employee’s Association’s Fall Festival — 9 a.m..-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20: Held in  the gym in Building 6.Contact Kelly.vanager@va.gov at 704-638-3410 for more information.  This event is open to the public.

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.

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.

Music on Means Pop-Up Market — Oct. 19: Artists/vendors of hand-made items. Refundable deposit $30 for one concert; $50 for both. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUyOfUd7hNBnZspftY 5qX4hjyu6VZTDeEFUt9xH77Hmmw8g/

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 parade entries

Kannapolis Christmas Parade — 6 p.m. Dec. 9: To participate visit visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/christmasparade.pdf?ver=2017-08-11-093536-490

 

 

Call for performers

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — Tuesdays at 7 p.m.: All singers, especially altos and basses, invited to Meet and Greet at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St., as they begin rehearsing Dec. 3 and 8 holiday concerts on. Info  704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society

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/

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.

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

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. See 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.

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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