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Roundabout: What’s happening Oct. 5-11

Halloween

Pumpkin Patch for Missions — Oct. 7-31:  Milford Hills UMC, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Mon-Fri noon-7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.. 704-704-636-0471.

Trick or Treat So Others May Eat — Oct. 22-29: Canned Food Drive for Rowan Helping Ministries, 704-637-6838, ext. 112,  rowanhelpingministries.org

Boogerwoods 2017  — Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28: Boogerwoods 40th  anniversary. Tickets go on sale each day at Boogerwoods around 2 p.m.; good for that night only. See  www.boogerwoods.org or facebook or 704-855-7922.

Gary Taylor’s ‘Dracula’ — Oct. 26-28:  Based on the classic tale, but told from the viewpoint of the vampire himself. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N Spruce St., W-S. Tickets $34.75/$30.50, at winstonsalemfestivalballet.org or 336-747-1414.

Annual Downtown Halloween Fun Fest — 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28:  City Hall parking becomes a Fall carnival with games, entertainment, costume contests, hay bale maze, bounce house, face painting, hay ride, haunted trolley, candy and more.$5 unlimited game play and activities.

Granite Quarry  Family FunFest — 1-5 p.m. Oct, 28:   Trick-or-treating, bouncy houses, food, live band from 3-5 p.m.

Trick or Treat   in Historic Gold Hill — Oct.  28: Trick or Treat in the Village Shops, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk  — Oct.  28: Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

Spooktacular Event at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28: Adult and children costume contest, kids’ games, magician, free Cheerwine, Tour pack trick or treat. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Happy Roots Haunted Roots Festival — 4-11 p.m. Oct. 28: Free. Six bands, food, drink, ghost walk, games, parade, costume contest, prizes.  1026 S. Fulton St.

China Grove Downtown Trick or Treat — 4 p.m. Oct. 31: China Grove Downtown Trick or Treat.

Woods of Terror Comes Alive — 7 p.m. Sept. 15: 26th season begins in Greensboro. Parking $5 cash. Info at  www.woodsofterror.com

Old Salem’s Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27-28: Tours every 15 minutes. Costumed guide lightS the way by lantern through Salem’s nighttime streets. $35. RSVP to 1-800-441-5305 or  oldsalem.org

 

Theater

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.   Tickets $25.  Groups of 20 or more $20. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Catawba’s free staged reading of original play ‘Sister of the Stars’ — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15: Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin attempts to become the first woman to earn her Ph.D. in astrophysics at Harvard College. Written by Dr. Bradley Stephenson and directed by Dr. Beth Homan of the Theatre Arts Department. Held at Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre on campus.  Info www.catawba.edu

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.

Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre presents ‘In the Heights, School Edition (musical)’  — Oct. 19-20-21 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville5. Tickets and time info at www.mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org. At each performance, the cast will collect canned goods for the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

Ovens Auditorium and Blumenthal Performing Arts  host  four hit Broadway musicals On Your Feet! Oct. 31-Nov. 5 • Les Misérables, Dec. 13-17 • School of Rock, Jan. 9-14 • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, April 17-22. Info at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

 

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday,  Oct. 6:  with hostsJamie Slate and Rev. Rick. Sign up begins at 7 p.m.  1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Stanley  Gospel Fest at Country Fest —  11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7: A day of gospel music with SPHC Blugrass, Adam Beard, Sam Watts, Don Herbert, The Drye Family, Tony Burchette, We R Forgiven. Emcee Bill Ward. Stanley is about an hour from Salisbury.

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8  p.m.  Oct. 8: Singer/songwriter  Travis Smith, Best Male Vocalist and opener for Grammy Award-winner Vashawn Mitchell. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Jeff Whittington at The Davis — Oct. 12: The Jeff Whittington Show. 65 Union St., South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

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.

Concert by Elisabeth Von Trapp —4 p.m. Oct. 15: Free admission; love offering will be taken, suggested donation $10). Partial  proceeds go to support St. Luke’s new hospitality room for first responders. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. Info at 704-633-3221 or rblack@stlukessalisbury.net

Chapel Hill’s Honey Magpie band plays free concert in Kannapolis —  7:30 p.m.  Oct. 19: Playing at the Wired Coffee Espress, 459 N. Cannon Blvd. Learn more at www.honeymagpie.com

The Kruger Brothers Live at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14: $20 + tax. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

NC Music Hall of Fame  Induction ceremony — Oct. 19: 2017 inductees Anthony Hamilton, Bucky Covington, Jim Lauderdale, Richard Lewis Spencer, The Sensational Nightingales, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Etta Baker (deceased; family will accept) all scheduled to attend. 109 West A St., Kannapolis. Ticket info at 704-934-2320 or www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org

Music on Means Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19: Live music  with The Tams plus food trucks and pop-up market, Downtown Concord. 704-784-4208 or ConcordDowntown.com

Opening concert of the Salisbury Symphony season 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21:   The 3 Bs’ 3s: Bach, Brahms, Beethoven. At Keppel Auditorium, see salisburysymphony.org

Marc Hoffman Quartet jazz concert — 2-4 p.m. Nov. 5: Gettys Art Center, 201 E Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. Advance tickets $25; DOS $25 or yorkcountyarts.org or 803-328-2787.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • 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

Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival Returns —  10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine  weekends through 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

East Spencer BBQ Pig Pickin — 1-5 p.m. Oct. 7:  Second annual; at Royal Giants Park, 200 Robinson Road, East Spencer. Games, bounce house,  food, entertainment. Bring lawn chairs. Free. adminasst@townofeastspencer.org or 704-636-7111

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

Foothills Folk Art Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m Oct. 7: Downtown Newton hosts  family-friendly festival with 100 artists plus art activities for children, art demonstrations, beer gardens, live musical entertainment. www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com or Facebook.

Annual Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor & Off Road Expo — Oct. 13-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Kick off concert Friday with Thompson Square. Advance tickets $25; Beginning Oct. 9 tickets $35. See www.finfeatherfurexpo.com or call 704-279-9383.

32nd annual Hickory Oktoberfest — Oct. 13-15: Downtown Hickory has carnival rides, amusement games,  vendors, food, Polka music, Blues man John Nemeth, McKinney Gap, Nantucket, On the Border, Reggie Rocc, accordion player Bob Wilusz, Kidsfest area. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

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 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.

East Spencer Police Department’s Fun Day — 3:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27: Corner of Weant and Long Streets. Community fun-filled event with dunking booth, treats, hay ride and more. 704-636-7111.

Granite Quarry  Family FunFest — 1-5 p.m. Oct, 28:  Bouncy houses, food, live band from 3-5 p.m., trick-or-treating.

Free Community Fall Festival — 4 p.m. Oct 28: Live music, award-winning Timbersports Team, kids’ costume contest, games, trick or treat, free hotdogs, touch a fire truck, hay ride,  local vendors, pumpkin pie eating contest (reserve your pie at  704-278-2800), cake walk. At  West Rowan Farm Home and Garden, 11575 Hwy 801, Mt.Ulla, watch facebook for details.

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.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11: Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro,  showcasing 50+ potters from NC, SC, VA. Free, open to the public. 336-662-2357 or www.pottersofthepiedmont.com

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday  Oct. 5: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6: Walk covers six-block area down town. .  Don’t confuse this with the “Halloween” fright events, true ghost stories is all we reveal. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

A Day Out With Thomas — Oct. 6-8: Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

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

Novant Mobile Mammogram  at the Y — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct.  13: Open to the public; pre-register at  J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Bill Ragsdale-Magic Show at the Y — 1 p.m. Oct.  14: Open to the public, for all ages. Sign up at  J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Community drum circle — 6:-8 p.m. Oct. 13: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Line dancing at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.  21: With the 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

Meet Officer Chun of the Salisbury Police Dept at the Y — Noon, Oct. 25: Safety program. Covered dish  lunch, open to the public Call to sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29: Showing the anime series Devil May Cry. Woodleaf Lanes Conference Room. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

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

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  Coming events • 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

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.

Last Cruisin’ The Grove of the season with  Southern Breeze —  Oct. 21: Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove. Southern Breeze band will play in Hanna Park 3-6 p.m.

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

Stop by the Utzman-Chambers House — Rowan Museum invites everyone to stop by the Utzman-Chambers Hous, 116 S. Jackson St., on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. for wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Pause to listen to the Rowan Jazz and Blues Festival and go on to see PPT’s “In God’s Own Country,” or Salisbury Symphony’s opening concert. A suggested $10 donation helps Rowan Museum maintain the Utzman-Chambers House.

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

Annual meeting of the Rowan Museum — 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the museum, 202 N. Main St. Enjoy tours of the museum’s Cheerwine and regular exhibit starting at 6  p.m., a recap of what the museum has done over the last year, a chicken and dumpling meal, and a special presentation of two Norvell Cups to outstanding volunteers. Donations accepted. With questions call 704-633-5946.

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.

Horizons Unlimited —  1-3 p.m. Oct. 21: Celebrate Fall with harvest and spooky art, Fall Star Talk, guided hike, Harvest Story Walk, family friendly films. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming at the Cabarrus Arena — 6 p.m. Dec.2: Ticket prices vary. Parking $5. See https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0E00531585CC1FB2 Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

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

 

Comedy

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd — Jan. 19, 2018: At the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Prices begin at $25. N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Details at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

 

Fundraisers 

Port-a-Pit dinner — 11 a.m. Oct. 6: 1/2 chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll, drink, homemade dessert for $10. Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., 704-636-7505.

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

Milford Hills United Methodist Pumpkin Patch for Missions — Oct. 7- 31.: At 1630 Statesville Blvd., Monday-Friday noon-7 p.m., Saturday ,10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information or to schedule a school group, call 704-636-0471.

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

Craft- vendor-  fundraising sale at Kennedy Hall — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7: Legion Post 106, 6250 Hwy 801, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 106. Proceeds from hotdog sale will benefit veterans.

The Gospel Voices with Matthew Weaver — 6 p.m. Oct. 8: In support of West Davidson Food pantry’s Weekend Feeding. At Tyro UMC,. 4484 South Hwy 150, Lexington. Info: Nancy 704-213-4404 or Florence 336-787-5630 or 704-223-2602.

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

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.

Prevent Child Abuse Rowan Annual Fundraiser Oct. 21: The Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center, held at F&M Trolley Barn, 165 E Liberty St. 704-639-1700, preventchildabuserowan.org

North Hills Christian School fundraising events — • Oct. 27:  “Fore the Future” golf tournament at Country Club of Salisbury,  registration 11:30 a.m.,     shotgun start  1  p.m. • Oct. 27: Thanksgiving Boston Butt Sale Begins,  Proceeds benefit the NHCS Athletic Department • For both, contact abrannigan@northhillschristian.com or 704-636-3005 ext. 503.  http://www.northhillschristian.com/

Cleveland Lions’ Brunswick Stew — 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 28: or until sold out. Dine in  $7; Take out available: quart, half gallon, gallon. Cleveland Lions Den, 106 Cemetery St. Info and prices at 704-278-0974.

Veterans’ coat drive deadline — Nov. 1: Last day to donate to Gold Hill Lions and Nofolk & Southern Railroad coat drive for homeless and needy veterans. Drop off at most churches in Rockwell, Organ Lutheran, Wesley Chapel Lutheran of Misenheimer.  Pick-up available if there are several. Call Morris VanVleet at 704-783-5164.

47th Annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo —  11 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 3: Sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters. Eat in or take out. Meals $8; quarts $10. Call Vickie Kotlarz 704 647 2080 or Kathy Seybold 704 637 6484. Proceeds support CDA service projects.

The Arbor UMC annual pork and chicken BBQ —  11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4: Cooked on a pit on-site plus whole and half chickens, bbq sandwiches, homemade desserts. Eat-in or take-out.  Proceeds go to missions. 5545 Woodleaf Road.

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.

Christiana Lutheran’s 5th annual car show — Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 4: Open to all vehicles, years, models. Poker run 9 a.m.-noon. Judging, prizes, raffles, music, food. Pregregister  and save, details at 704-633-3503. Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52 across from  Erwin Middle and ERHS. All proceeds go to ABrightenthe Beacon fund.

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

Bennett Place State Historic Site: Reunion and Remebrance, a Soldier’s Return Home — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7:  Earl Ijames, Historian and Curator of the Museum of History on  Freedom Coming, Freedom for All; Patrick Schroeder on A Post War Visit to the Old Battlefield; Gary Riggs on the Prosthetic Industry of the post-Civil War era; and more. 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett/

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

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6:  All About Pinots wine tasting with Brittany Pigg, Orsini Wines.  Learn about and taste Pinot varietals from Piinot Grigio to Pinot Noir.  $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.douglas vineyardswines.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. Wednesday Oct. 11: Kameron Marlowe. No cover. 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: Four bands: Embrace the Forever, Phresh,58 Romans,  Soul Natives. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

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

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

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

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens — 12:30-5 p.m.  Oct. 18: Driving safety strategies, review of driving skills and techniques, safety tips. Salisbury Rufty/Holmes Senior Center. $15 AARP members/$20 non-members. Preregister at 704-216-7714.

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

W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exams — 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18. W4VEC VEC Amateur Radio Exams Technician through Extra Class. $12 testing fee. Held at Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road, www.w4vec.org

 

Speakers & forums

East Spencer Candidate’s Forum — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12: Old Rowan-Salisbury Schools Bldg. 704-636-7111.

Trinity Oaks Candidate’s Forum 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18: Free, light refreshments served. Trinity Oaks Special Events Room, 728 Klumac Road.

‘Health Issues –Private and Public Sectors’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12: AAUW lecture series with   Krista Whitesel Woolly of Community Care Clinic of Rowan County. Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. In the FUCC fellowship hall, 207 W.t Horah St., entrance at the rear of the church. Dr. Carol Cody, president, codycarol@fibrant.com, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

ESU hosts an evening of music —  6:30 p.m. Oct. 19: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch hosts  Alan Wolf of Asheville, performing excerpts from his book, “The Watch that Ends the Night:  “Voices from the Titanic” which was awarded the presitgious Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry.  Country Club of Salisbury. Reservations $32. Nonmembers are invited to attend. RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660.

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

 

Home & Garden

Free Beautification workshop at Godley’s— 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct.  19: Three discussions; Pollinators, Ornamentals, Trees. Free class, lunch provided. Godley’s Garden Center, 2281 Statesville Blvd. RSVP to Rowan County Extension Center by Oct. 16 at 704-216-8970.

 

Auditions

‘The Art of the Audition’ class at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 6-Dec. 11: Explore audition preparation through the lens of Michael Shurtleff’s highly regarded 12 Guideposts. Improve cold reading skills,  choose and craft audition monologues. Obtain and read Michael Shurtleff’s book, “Audition,” prepare a one minute audition monologue prior to the first class. Cost $155. Info at www.burningcoal.org/classes/

Polar Express Train Ride — Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7, Oct. 8: Auditions 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, some weeknights, Nov.17-Dec.22. Info: 704-310-5507 or email td@leestreet.org

PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Oct. 21: How to audition for a musical, specifically PPT’s upcoming youth production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  Cost: $40. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com

5th annual Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour  — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21-22: Auditions are cold readings from the script. Performances run five times/night Friday-Saturday through Dec. 23. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St., 704.310.5507 or www.leestreet.org.

PPT youth auditions ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.  Oct. 24 -25: By appointment only. Show dates: Nov 6-18. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

W-S Symphony’s Peter Perret Youth Talent Search is underway — Deadline Nov. 1: Winston-Salem Symphony is accepting applications to audition for the annual Peter Perret Youth Talent Search. First round auditions are Nov. 11 in Durham and in Winston-Salem on Nov. 18. For application information and audition requirements and to complete an online application visit WSsymphony.org/edu/ppyts

 

Film

Movie day at the Y —  1:30 p.m. Oct.  20: “Les Miserables.” Open to the public, please sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

 

Art 

Waterworks features Ben Martin retrospective —  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 contemplative 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

Feature Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Keyth Kahrs opens one man art exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery Thursday, Oct. 5. Artist reception is Oct. 6  from 4:30-6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 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

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13: Reception for potters Dustin Fowler and Kelsey Sorensen, recent additions to the gallery. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

 

Trips 

Trip to Harrah’s Cherokee —  Oct. 7: Sponsored by Price High School Hall of Fame Committee.  Contact Wayne Woodruff or Brenda Cowan  704-431-3974

Trip to the NC Mountains —  Oct. 14: Shatley Springs and Blowing Rock with the Community Travelers Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander  704-433-5609.

Travel with the YMCA — • 8 a.m. Oct 24: Blowing Rock trip by motor coach • Nov. 10: Southern Christmas Show • Nov.  14   8 a.m.   Southern Christmas open to the public • 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30: Narrow Ways Theater, “The Real Christmas Story”  • 11:45 a.m. Dec. 6: Barn Dinner Theater, “A Groovin Christmas” holiday musical  • Trips are 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: 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.

Craft- vendor-  fundraising sale at Kennedy Hall — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7: Legion Post 106, 6250 Hwy 801, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 106. Inside and outside spaces available. Call Cheryl Kopetzky, 336-749-7553.

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/1FAIpQLS cUyOfUd7hNBnZspftY 5qX4hjyu6VZTD eEFUt9xH77Hmmw8g/

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.

Christmas Craft Fair  at the Y — 8 a.m. Nov.  15: Vendors welcome. Call Louise 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

 

Call: 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: performers

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: 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

Twin City Artisans of Winston Salem  — Dec. 7-9: Seeking art and craft vendors for show at Masonic Center, Country Club Road, W-S. Central check out system; artists do not have to be present. Three days for $125. Enter at WWW.Twincityartisansnc.com or  contact Sherry at 336-345-5721 or sherry.kye@gmail.com. Deadline Nov. 3.

 

Call: 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@faithart.org

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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