Roundabout: What’s happening Oct. 12-18

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 12, 2017


Opening Night for PPT’s ‘In God’s Own Country’  — 7:30 p.m. tonight.  Meet this unique cast of international and local actors at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. 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,

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

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ — Through Oct.  15:  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. or 336-725-4001.

Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre presents ‘In the Heights, School Edition’  — Oct. 19-20-21 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville5. Tickets and time info at 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


Music & more 

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 p.m. Oct. 13: With host Jeff Martinez. Sign up begins at 7 p.m.  1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8  p.m. Oct.  15: Salisbury singer/guitar player Dan Stach. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

TONIGHT: 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

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.

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

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

Music Fest at Daniel Stowe — Oct. 14-15:  Live performances at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Fall 2017 Lost Hollow Music Fest by Carolina Sonrise, Caroline Keller Band, Head for the Hills, Stepside Deluxe, the Ragbirds. Fod trucks on sited. In Belmont. Free with general Garden admission, tickets at or at the door.

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

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

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

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

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

Brass on the Grass — 2 p.m. Oct. 22:  Continuing Hurley Park’s 30th anniversary celebration, Brass Quintet featuring members of the Salisbury Symphony, at Haden’s Gazebo at the corner of Annandale Avenue and North Craige Street. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.Free and open to the public. Information call 704-638-4459 or email

Patio jammin’ at Mean Mug — 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16: Musicians of all genres and caliber jam on the patio at 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Willie Nelson and Family, Oct. 13 • Alabama, Nov. 3 • Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Nov. 9 • Dwight Yoakam,  Jan. 13  •• A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper, March 17  • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.



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

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 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.

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 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 or see 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


This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays  Oct. 12 and 19: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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,

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,

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.

37th Annual Christmas Made In The South— Oct. 20-22: Admission $7, good for all three days with hand stamp. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,

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,

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,

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29: Showing the anime series Devil May Cry. Woodleaf Lanes Conference Room.

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,

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  Coming events • Oct. 21: Night at the Museum 3 • Nov. 4: From Russia with Love, a Special Cultural and Doll Themed Luncheon • Nov. 17-18: Benefit sale and Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) and benefit •   108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

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.

Hurley Park’s annual Lecture and Plant Giveaway —  7 p.m. Oct. 19: Guest speaker Margo MacIntyre on “Preserving Historic Coker Arboretum.” A plant giveaway will follow the lecture. at the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities office, 1 Water St.  Free and open to the public. For more information call 704-638-4459 or email

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

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.

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.

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

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — Nov. 18: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or

Gold Hill Christmas in the Village — Dec. 8-10: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or

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,

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.

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.



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



Toss for Tots — Fundraiser Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rowan (Terri Hess House), 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: F&M Trolley Barn, 165 East Liberty St. Friendly corn hole competition and other fun games, raffles for Panthers Package (includes box seats), food catered by the Smoke Pit, music by  LiveHouse, great selection of beer, wine and the signature drink of the night. Tickets at the door or

Milford Hills United Methodist Pumpkin Patch for Missions — Through Oct. 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.

Spaghetti dinner — 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday: Luther’s Lutheran Church, corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads. By donation only. Proceeds benefit the church HVAC fund.

Craft Fest — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14: Vendors at Granite Knitwear. Bring a food donation to the Humane Society Booth and receive a GKW coupon.

Pancake breakfast  — 6:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 21: Donations go to a church family experiencing unforeseen, ongoing medical expenses.  Pancakes, sausage, bacon, drinks. Parking is  behind Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd.

Help with Kiddieland field trips and more — 3-year-old Karson Lane is running for King at Kiddeland Kindergarten. Donate at 1000 S. Long St. through Oct. 26. Money from each Friday Fundraiser helps with field trips, renovations, etc. Info at Kiddieland, 704-633-9589 or Kentoya Lance, 302-613-9381.

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.

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.

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 or 704-636-3005 ext. 503.

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 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

BBQ at First Baptist of Cooleemee— 10 a.m. Nov. 4: BBQ, bake sale, silent action, special music. Raising money to help make church more handicap accessible. Bag meal $5 includes BBQ sandwich, chips, drink. 204 Marginal St. Cooleeme.

Rowan Museum 64th Annual Antiques Show Patrons’ Party — Nov. 9: at West End Plaza Event Center. 6pm-9pm. Advance registration required. Tickets $100.

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.



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

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

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.

Victorian Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103,


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 -7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13:  Friday The 13th Wine Tasting with Stephan LaFond of Skyland Distributing Featuring Ministry of the Vinterior Wines.   $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

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,

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,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 and every second Tuesday: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876,

Patio Palooza at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 18: Jabe Fisher  • Oct. 25: Kameron Marlowe •  No cover.

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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Bachar Chayah and Sean Spillane. 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,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — • 7:30-9:30 p.m. tonight: Austin and Alec  • 8-10 p.m Friday the 13th: Brave the Bullets   with Halloween costume contest and prize for best overall costume • 8-10 p.m. Saturday: Austin McNeil • Open mic 6-8 p.m. Sunday • 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday: Destination Bluegrass Band • 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.



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

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,


Speakers & forums

TONIGHT: ‘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,,

ESU hostsAlan Wolfe —  6:30 p.m. Oct. 19: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch hosts  Allan 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.



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.,

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

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.

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

‘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



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,



Closing Reception & Spoken Word Gallery Event — “hello my  name is” by Doug Lail, Saturday, Oct. 21,  6-9 p.m. at Center for Faith & the Arts featuring the Guerilla Poets, music, open mic. Reception with wine, beer,  light refreshments. or 704-647-0999 .

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,

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. 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,

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Keyth Kahrs’ one man art exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781

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,

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,



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

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.

Community Travelers — Dec.23: Trip to the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro to see the Black Nativity on Dec. 23. Reservation deadline Nov. 5. Contact Brend Cowan 704-431-3974.


Call: vendors

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 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.

Music on Means Pop-Up Market — Oct. 19: Artists/vendors of hand-made items. Refundable deposit $30 for one concert; $50 for both. 5qX4hjyu6VZTDeEFUt9xH77Hmmw8g/

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Event is Oct. 21. Food trucks inquire at 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 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 093536-490


Call: performers

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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail


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: and someone will send you an application.

Center for Faith & the Arts seeks artists — 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8: Holiday Suitcase Celebration. Bring one suitcase to display work. Prize for the most creative display.   $10 entry fee. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St. Contact Nancy Gaines at

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

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 means artists will not have to be present. Three days for $125. Enter at or  contact Sherry at 336-345-5721 or Deadline Nov. 3.


Call: volunteers 

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

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Event is Oct. 21. Inquire at 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,

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.

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