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Local arts & entertainment news Oct. 12-18

Community Calendar

Reception at Pottery 101

Pottery 101 will host a reception for Dustin Fowler and Kelsey Sorensen on Friday, Oct. 13, from 6-9 p.m. Both potters are recent additions to the gallery.

Fowler currently resides in Asheville but was raised in Rowan County. He specializes in traditional wood fired pottery, which he feels connects him to his deep North Carolina roots. Sorensen comes from Iowa and currently resides and has a studio in Lexington. Her functional pottery is inspired by botanical drawings and is decorated in palette of springtime colors.

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Hurley Park’s annual Lecture and Plant Giveaway 

Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities office, 1 Water St., guest speaker Margo MacIntyre will speak on “Preserving Historic Coker Arboretum.” A plant giveaway will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 704-638-4459 or email dbeck@salisburync.gov

 Voices from the Titanic: ‘The watch that ends the night’

Allan Wolf, author, poet, performer and educator who lives in Asheville, is the guest of the The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch at the October dinner meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Country Club of Salisbury. Wolf will be 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. He is also a member of The Dead Poets, a musical trio who transform classic poetry into toe-tapping tunes and was an active organizer in the early days of the poetry slam competitions.

Reservations are $32. Nonmembers are invited to attend. RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660.


South Rowan Regional hosts Fall Festival & Open House Saturday

CHINA GROVE— Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at RPL 920 Kimball Road., beside the China Grove YMCA. The day features a variety of programs and activities, and all are free and open to the public.

Special children’s storytime at 10 a.m.

Teen Read-In from 10 a.m. until Noon. Teens ages 11 to 18.

At 10:30 a.m., librarian Paul Birkhead leads a Photowalk. Bring a camera (cell phone is fine) and be prepared to walk the grounds.

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will host its Musical Petting Zoo in the South Meeting Room.

“Cinema on the Porch,” begins at 11 a.m., showing seasonal films on the covered porch. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.

A scavenger hunt that leads participants throughout the library will be underway during the festival.

From 10 – 11 a.m., David Lamanno will perform blues and folk music featuring guitar, harmonica, and claw-hammer banjo. At noon, guitarist and vocalist Kristen Trahan will perform.

Other outdoors activities include face painting, games, and an appearance by the China Grove Fire Department and one of its trucks.

For more information a call 704-216-7727 or visit www.RowanPublicLibrary.org


Honey Magpie coming to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — Honey Magpie, a Carrboro-based indie folk band, will be playing at the Wired Coffee Espress, 459 N. Cannon Blvd., next Thursdayto promote the recent release of their debut album Honey Magpie.

This free performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The three female vocalists accompany themselves on violin, guitar, and cello. They are backed by their fourth band member on drums.

Honey Magpie’s indie folk sound has been compared to the Wailin’ Jennys and First Aid Kit. The band also covers popular classics by artists such as Carole King and Bob Dylan. Learn more at www.honeymagpie.com


Meet the cast of PPT’s youth production of ‘Anne of Green Gables’

ANNE: Mary Catherine Brown


GILBERT BLYTHE: Michael Pendergrast

JANE ANDREWS: Grace Lemings

JOSIE PYE: Kinsey Calderone

MARILLA: Laura Bullock

Matthew: Joseph Clark

MISS STACY: Megan Pendergrass


MRS. BARRY: Emma Patterson

MRS. LYNDE: Claire Garner


RUBY GILLIS: Mya Langford

Show dates are Nov. 6-18 at the Norvell Theater. See www.PiedmontPlayers.com


Salisbury City Council Candidate Forums 

• Rowan Tea Party — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17: Blue Bay Restaurant, Stateville Blvd. Write down questions and bring with you.

• Trinity Oaks — 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18: Light refreshments. Special events room, 728 Klumac Road.

• Rufty-Holmes — 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 19: 1120 MKL Jr. Ave. Bring questions.

• Catawba College — 6 p.m. Oct. 23: Peeler Crystal Lounge, Catawba College, submit questions to editor@salisburypost.com

Catawba presents free staged reading of original play

A staged reading of “Sister of the Stars” will be presented by Catawba College Theatre Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15 in the Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre on campus. Written by Dr. Bradley Stephenson and directed by Dr. Beth Homan, both professors in Catawba’s Theatre Arts Department, “Sister of the Stars” tells the story of Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin and her attempts to become the first woman to earn her Ph.D. in astrophysics at Harvard College. Visit www.catawba.edu to learn more.

Hickory Oktoberfest

Hickory — Three days of music, food and fun at Hickory’s 32nd annual Oktoberfest, held in Downtown Hickory on Oct. 13-15. The festival features carnival rides, amusement games, music, demonstrations, vendors and food to the Square.

Friday: Music by Nantucket, the Foothills Oompah Band and Blues man John Nemeth.

Saturday: McKinney Gap and On the Border, The Ultimate Eagles Tribute.

Sunday: Reggie Rocc, then Devotion and Friends.

Festival favorite accordion player Bob Wilusz will roves through the festival playing traditional German music. There is a Kidsfest area, the Castle of Cans, and vendors of arts and crafts and food. Learn more at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com






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