• 75°

Local arts & entertainment news Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Reception tonight for Carolina Artists Show 

Thursday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Reception 6:30-8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. • Saturday, Sept. 30: 10 a.m.-noon; Artists pick up • Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

 

Third annual Grand Ole GQ Duck Derby is Saturday 

GRANITE QUARRY — The annual Granite Quarry Duck Derby is Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. You may purchase ducks from participating businesses in Granite Quarry. Ducks are $10 each.

First Place wins $1,000; Second Place wins $500; Third Place wins $250.  Ducks will be sold the day of the race. There will also be raffle prizes throughout the day and a Derby hat contest under the Gazebo at noon.

Granite Park Lake is located on Hwy 52, Granite Quarry. Sponsored by the Granite Quarry Chamber of Commerce.

 

A Day Out With Thomas returns

SPENCER — Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8: Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Find schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889 or www.nctrans.org

 

PPT plans youth auditions and audition workshop

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Charles M. Schulz. Audition dates: Oct. 24-25 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Norvell Theater. 25 spots per time slot, by appointment only. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music. Performers will be taught a brief dance routine at the start of auditions so please dress accordingly. Show dates: Dec. 7-16.

PPT’s Youth Theatre Audition Workshop:  9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21. Prepares students to audition for a musical, specifically “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Skills developed will be in acting, singing, dancing and auditioning techniques. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., for ages elementary through high school. Instructor: Caroline Stephenson. Cost: $40. Only 25 spots available, call 704-633-5471 to sign up.

 

Carolina Renaissance Festival returns

Huntersville — During medieval times, the fall harvest season was celebrated by festivals and fairs. This rings true once again for eight consecutive weekends, Sept. 30-Nov. 19, at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. The Festival is located on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). The Festival runs 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., rain or shine. Ticket info is at carolina.renfestinfo.com, or 704-896-5544 or at any Harris Teeter.

The Kannapolis fire truck parade and open house plus blood drive

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Fire Department will host a Fire Truck Parade as part of its Annual Open House, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. The route will be along Laureate Way and N. Research Campus Drive, between City Hall and the North Carolina Research Campus. Indoor festivities will be in The Laureate Center at City Hall.

The free Open House will focus on the theme “Every Second Counts.” You and your family can receive information on how to make sure you have working smoke alarms, plan home evacuations and prevent fires. There will be emergency vehicles, music, entertainment, rescue helicopters and inflatable games.

The Kannapolis Firefighters’ Assistance Foundation (KFAF) will have hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks available for purchase. In addition, KFAF will host a silent auction and sell T-shirts. Profits will go to assist local firefighters in need.

In conjunction with the parade and open house, the Kannapolis Fire Department will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday in The Laureate Center at City Hall. Donors can register by going to www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives and entering Kannapolis Fire Department. Donors must present an official ID before donating.

Be a part of Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour

Lee Street theatre is holding auditions for the 5th annual Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour on Oct. 21-22 from 4-6 p.m. Performances begin Nov. 24.

This dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features both comedic and serious moments. Passengers will travel back to Christmases past with Scrooge on his journey via the trolley to see scenes acted out at historic sites downtown.

Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.Auditon consists of cold readings from the script. Learn more at 704-310-5507 or www.leestreet.org

 

KHA hosts An Evening With Clyde Waller

KANNAPOLIS— “The History of Music and DJs” 

“DJ” Clyde Waller, a 1963 Graduate from A. L. Brown High School and owner/operator of Collectors Choice Records for the past 26 years, will be the speaker at Kannapolis History Associate’s October meeting, and share the history and transition of music from the “teens” (early 1900s) to the present. Waller will be playing music before the meeting and following his presentation he will play more music — and yes, there will be an opportunity to dance.

The meeting is Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the A.L. Brown High School social room, 415 East First St. Call 704-796-0803 to learn more.

 

 

 

 

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post

Comments

East Spencer

East Spencer draws crowd for annual community day

Elections

In Rowan’s legislative races, Howard, Warren get off to strongest start in fundraising

Business

From Navy SEAL to Medicare agent, Trent Waller looks to continue serving his community

Elections

In 13th Congressional District race, Budd, Huffman differ on government’s role in COVID-19 help

Local

Rowan County Telecommunications joins new state digital 911 system

Education

School board will consider scheduling public hearings for Faith, Enochville closures

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion makes donation to support racial equality and justice

Elections

Republicans rally supporters at Saturday lunch

Elections

Budd holds wide lead over Huffman in fundraising, cash on hand

Crime

UPDATED: 1 shot, 5 in custody after shooting at haunted house that attracted 1,000 visitors

Nation/World

Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett to fill Supreme Court seat

Coronavirus

Deadly September propels Rowan County to 100 deaths from COVID-19

Crime

Highway Patrol charges man in hit-and-run after finding vehicle hidden in woods

Elections

NC elections board, Republicans at odds over absentee ballot rule changes

News

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

News

Trump expected to announce conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Coronavirus

County reports COVID-19 percent positive rate of 8%

Local

Rowan County United Way sets $1.5 million goal at drive-in kickoff event

Crime

Blotter: Adult daughters accused of beating up mother

China Grove

China Grove firefighters injured after truck overturns

Business

Salisbury VA to reopen entry, exit gates

Crime

Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in Burlington Coat Factory theft

Elections

Requests for absentee ballots top 9,000 in Rowan

Local

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project