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Roundabout: What’s happening Oct. 19-25

Community Calendar


Kannapolis Fall Festival — 3-6:30 p.m., Oct. 21: Village Park. Come in costume, for games, treats, crafts, ride the carousel and train. After sunset: feature film Monsters, Inc. Admission free. Kannapolis Parks & Recreation, 704-920-4343, parks@kannapolisnc.gov

Pumpkin Patch for Missions — Through Oct. 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. 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, 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.

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

Woods of Terror Comes Alive — Weekends plus Oct. 30-31. Greensboro. Info at www.woodsofterror.com

Friday 10-27

Trick Or Treat In The Park —  5:30-9 p.m. Town of Harrisburg, see Facebook.com

Saturday 10-28

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: 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., www.happyrootsnc.org

Halloween Carnival at Gold Hill Fire Dept. —10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28:  Fire trucks, hay rides, free games, candy, foam block jumping pit, face painting, vendors plus Sparky the Fire Dog. Refreshments and hot dog lunch for sale by Gold Hill VFD Auxiliary. 820 Old US Hwy 80 Gold  Hill.

Annual Downtown Halloween Fun Fest — 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28:  Fall carnival with games, entertainment, costume contest, hay maze, bounce house, face painting, hay ride, haunted trolley, candy. City Hall, 217 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-216-PLAY

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival -Candy Crawl — 112-5 p.m. Downtown Kannapolis  diagonally across from Gem Theatre, North Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis.

Saving Grace Farm Trick Or Treat Ride & Fall Festival — 1-5 p.m. For ages 3-12. Cost $12 per rider. Dress up, ride a horse, collect candy. Saving Grace Farm, 725 Jackson Road. 704-209-6577

Salisbury Ghost Walk Tour — 18-10:30 p.m.: Fun-filled walk through Downtown Salisbury;  try and catch a peek of a hiding ghoul. Bring camera and flashlight. Meet at County Admin. Bldg, 130 West Innes St. RSVP 704-798-3102 www.visitsalisburync.com

Pumpkin Fest at Town Creek — Town Creek Indian Mound pays homage to the harvest and respect to American Indian traditions. 509 Town Creek Mound Road, Mount Gilead, www.towncreekindianmound.com

Halloween pumpkin carving Old Salem Historic District — 110 a.m.-3 p.m., 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. www.oldsalem.org

Sunday 10-29

Salisbury Trunk Or Treat — 12-4 p.m. Plus free games for elementary aged children. Bell Tower Park, corner of W. Innes and S. Jackson.

Fall Fest — 4-7 p.m. Free carnival games, Trunk-or-Treat, food, hay rides. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. 704-633-0880; see facebook

Pizza, Pours and S’mores Halloween Party — 6-9 p.m. Childress Vineyards, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington; see facebook

Trick Or Treat In Old Salem South Main Street — 16-7:30 p.m. Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. www.oldsalem.org

Tuesday 10-31

Trick Or Treat – Downtown Mooresville — 3-5 p.m. Main Street, Mooresville. www.racecityusa.org

China Grove Downtown Trick or Treat — 4-5 p.m. Oct. 31: China Grove Downtown Trick or Treat.  www.chinagrovenc.gov

Halloween Spooktacular: Little Brock Of Horrors — 5:30-8 p.m. Mocksville. daviechamber.chambermaster.com

Boogerwoods Trunk and Treat — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31: In the Boogerwoods parking lot. Just a note Boogerwoods will not be open that night  — just trunk or treat for the kids. See boogerwoods.org or facebook.

NOTE: Find church Trunk-or-Treats and Fall Fests in Saturday’s Faith section. 



Closing Weekend for PPT’s ‘In God’s Own Country’    Final 4 shows!  Tonight thru Sat at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets: $25.  Groups of 20 or more: $20.  Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.  704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Opens tonight: Southern Fried Funeral at OTC —  8 p.m.: “Southern Fried Funeral.” Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — if they don’t kill each other first.  Evening performances Oct. 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov. 3, 4 at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are Oct. 22, 29 an d Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets and info at www.octconcord.com or 704-788-2405. The Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW.

Tonight: 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 www.mooresville childrenstheatre.org. At each performance, the cast will collect canned goods for the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

Next to Normal at LSt — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-4 and 9-11, $20. joint production of Catawba College and Lee Street theatre. A rock musical that explores mental illness. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N.Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 310-704-5507.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ — Nov. 6-18: Adaptation of the classic novel by L.M. Montgomery.  Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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. 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org


Music & more 

See also Night Life

Open mic at Mean Mug — 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20: With hosts ‘Old Rockers’ Orland Carra, Rexx Rexrode, Dean Whittle, Richard Rathmell. Sign up begins at 7 p.m.  1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8  p.m.  Oct.  22: Priscilla Perez and Ashton Eller. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

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

Jazz-Influenced Raul Midón at The Davis — 8 p.m. Oct. 20: Blind since shortly after birth, his father gave him a drum and was introduced to the guitar while attending a school for the blind. The Davis Theater,  65 Union St. South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

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

Christian concert Saturday — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21: Free concert by Joseph Miller, Neal Wilkinson and Gary Schneider, Ben and Jessica Johnson, Efird Family Singers, World Hope Church Worship Band, Raising Glory.  Held at Father and Son Produce Market   1774 Sherrills Ford Road, 704-636-6630. Hot dogs and hamburgers available. Donations benefit Rowan Pregnancy Support Center.

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 chair.Free, open to the public. Info: 704-638-4459 or dbeck@salisburync.gov

Folk & Bluegrass Night at The Inn — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4:  Award-winning singer/songwriter Kevin Neidig  and opening act One Fret Over featuring The Bemus Kids.  The Inn Contemporary Christian music venue, 1012 Mooresville Road.  Get advance tickets at the venues or  iTickets.com or 800- 965-9324.   Advance  $12/Door $15.  Group discounts for 10 or more. Info: Tom, 704- 213-1467.

Guitar virtuoso Richard Smith — 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5: Guitar virtuoso  Richard Smith live in concert with opening act Kevin Neidig. At West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 11575 NC 801, Mount Ulla. Get advance tickets at the venues or  iTickets.com or 800- 965-9324.   Advance  $12/Door $15.  Group discounts for 10 or more. Info: Elsie  704-278-2800.

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



Carolina Renaissance Festival —  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

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 — 6:30-10 p.m., Oct. 21: N. Central Ave. in downtown Landis. Featuring music by ‘Bout Tyme 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Darrell  Harwood 8-10 p.m.

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.

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. West Rowan Farm Home and Garden, 11575 Hwy 801, Mt.Ulla. See Facebook.

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.

Quadruple ‘E’ kick-off celebration  — 11  a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11: Meet city officials,  food, fun, fellowship, Salisbury’s Got Talent show, hot air balloon demonstration. Bring a chair. Sign up sheets for Quadruple “E”  available. “Educate, Empower, Entertain, Encourage” for youth ages 8-16 to become empowered with tools to reach their maximum potential, to run November to June. Info:  A.J Alexander lalexanaj@gmail.com, 704-636-9139 or Darlene Scott, bellemajesticff@gmail.com, 704-637-2932 or Yolonda Woods, ywoods55@carolina.rr.com, 704-640-1540 or LaTonya Hardy,  ldhardy@shyas.com, 704-492-0636.

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. Thursdays  Oct. 19: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Community drum circle —6-8 p.m.Nov. 10: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

South Salisbury FD Open House and Community Event — 2-5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 22: Free giveaways, free food plus station tours, fire truck demonstrations, custom firefighter and fire truck photo booths, pumpkin painting, NC State Highway Patrol display, local fire safety author Maria Bostian, appearances by Sparky the Fire Dog. 3207 Old Concord Road.

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

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, www.cabarrusarena.com

TONIGHT 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 dbeck@salisburync.gov

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 House, 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.

Create the Connection,  A Community Innovation Day — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21: Downtown Concord. Local artists and inventors bring their creations to life and activate the sidewalks in Downtown Concord.  704-784-4208 or ConcordDowntown.com

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

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. 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, www.NCMDTM.com

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 6: At Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Southern Christmas Show 2017 — Nov.9-19: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, southernchristmasshow.com

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10: (second Fridays): Fall Harvest Dance with music by deejay “Rawhide.” $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

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, www.rowanymca.org

Dee Neely presents talent show competition —Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. (doors open 5:15 p.m.): Panel of five expert judges. Grand prize  adult $500; grand prize youth $200. Also special performances, door prizes, concessions.  Livingstone’s Varick Auditorium. Advance tickets until Oct. 31 $10 for adults, $5 kids. After Oct 31 $15 adults; $8 kids. Tickets at Eventbrite.com

Downtown Salisbury events— • Nov. 3: 1st Friday Shop-Dine-Stroll • www. downtownsalisburync.com

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming at the Cabarrus Arena — 6 p.m. Dec.2: 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



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



Dana’s Chicken Noodle Supper — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21: Rogers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., Kannapolis. Also hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts. Proceeds benefit church projects.

Toss for Tots — 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Fundraiser Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rowan (Terri Hess House), at 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 www.preventchildabuserowan.org

Spaghetti dinner — 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 21: Luther’s Lutheran Church, corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads. By donation only. Proceeds benefit the church HVAC fund.

Pancake breakfast  — 6:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday  Oct. 21: Donations go to a church family experiencing unforeseen, ongoing medical expenses.  Pancakes, sausage, bacon, drinks. Park  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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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.

St. John AME Zion Church — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28: Fish plates, chicken pie plates, hot dogs, desserts for sale at at the DC Cruisers Car Club Cruise In at the “Old” Davie High School, 1200 Salisbury Road, Mocksville in the back parking lot of the school.

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.

Humane Society of Rowan County’s Fall spaghetti dinner — Friday, Nov. 3: Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / dinner 5-8 p.m., carry out or dine in. Delivery for orders of 5+.  Rhyne Building, Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St.  Delivery order deadline Nov. 2. Call 704-636-5700 or fax 704-633-5832.   Meals $6 adults/$3 children under age 12. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea or water. No beverage with delivery. Proceeds go for the veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals.

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

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.

Beer, Bands, and Buckets of Chili —  1-5 p.m. Nov. 4: Barbrick Ave., Downtown Concord. David Childers plays 1 p.m.; Mike Strauss Band at 2:30 p.m., Paleface at 4 p.m. A portion of each ticket sold supports  United Way of Central Carolinas   Cabarrus. Tickets at  www.concorddowntown.com

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. 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  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 Dec. . 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

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


Wine & beer tastings 

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20:  Orin Swift’s Locations Wine Tasting with Stephanie.  Simple, fun and complex wines from different locations around the world.  $5/person • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Santos’ Italian Café: Italian Wine Dinner with Iacopo Di Teodoro of Artisanal Cellars.  Enjoy a family style wine dinner expertly paired to a family style dinner prepared by Chef Santos and led by an Italian Sommelier.  $40/person.  Prepaid reservations only • 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. Nov. 14 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


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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. 25: 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 —. 7 p.m. Saturday: Emery Susong presents The Worshipers Gathering, with live band, mic toss, vocal games. 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. Nov. 11 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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — • 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1: 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 — 6:30-8 p.m. Friday: The Country Music Legends Band playing country music, Bluegrass, Ol Time R&R • 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-Sunday. 980- 216-1603.



Public Speaking for Professionals —  Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre, March 12-April 2, 2018. Designed for educators, business professionals, anyone who wants to speak confidently and comfortably in front of groups. Mondays /-9: p.m. $155. www.burningcoal.org/classes/

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

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Nov. 2: Guest speaker Leo Scarpati, associate state director for AARP-NC on AARP’s role in national health care reform. 704-216-7714.

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



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

‘The Art of the Audition’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 6-Dec. 11: Explore audition preparation through the lens of Michael Shurtleff’s 12 Guideposts. $155. Info at www.burningcoal.org/classes/

LSt to present ‘The Realistic Joneses’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Performances dates Feb. 22-March 3. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org



Closing Reception & Spoken Word Gallery Event — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21: “Hello my  name is” by Douglas Lail. At Center for Faith & the Arts. Featuring the Guerilla Poets, music,  open mic (sign ups begin at 6 p.m.), reception with wine, beer,  light refreshments. www.faithart.org or info@faithart.org 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, 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.

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 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



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.

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

Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Vendors wanted for show Dec. 1-2 at Rowan County Fair Grounds. Applications at rowancountyfair.net. Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association.

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.

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=20170811-093536-490


Call: performers

Salisbury’ Got Talent — Saturday, Nov. 11: Talent show kick-off for  Quadruple “E,” a program designed to educate, empower, entertain and encourage the youth of our community. Share your unique talent at this grand opening event at Kelsey Scott Park, 1120 Old Wilkesboro Road. Seeking performers of all ages and backgrounds from Rowan County. Application/information at  Michael 704-239-8688, Darlene 704-637-2932, Bellamajesticff@gmail.com

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.

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 ngaines@fibrant.com

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 WWW.Twincityartisansnc.com or  contact Sherry at 336-345-5721 or sherry.kye@gmail.com. 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 info@faithart.org

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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