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Roundabout: What’s happening Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Community Calendar

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 — Through Oct. 22-29: Canned Food Drive for Rowan Helping Ministries, 704-637-6838, ext. 112, rowanhelpingministries.org

Boogerwoods 2017 — Oct. 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

East Spencer Police Department’s Fun Day — 3:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27: At the former school administration building, 110 S. Long St. at the corner of Weant Street. Free Chik-fil-a sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, snow cones, bounce house. Community fun-filled event with dunking booth, treats, hay ride and more. 704-636-7111.

 

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 Tour — 5 p.m. Oct. 28: Includes walking tour to the gold mines and hayride to Randolph Shaft, Gold Hill Pond and Powder House, and ghost stories from 19th century mining days. Carolina Paranormal at the Gold Hill Jail sharing about paranormal activity at Gold Hill and other sites. Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road. Tickets and schedule at www.goldhillnc.com or 704- 267- 9439.

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

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 — 12-5 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.

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

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.

Salisbury Ghost Walk Tour — 8-10:30 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 — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. www.oldsalem.org

 

Sunday 10-29

Downtown 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 Festival ‘Come to the County Fair’ — October 29, 4-6 p.m. Inflatables, games, prizes, fire truck rides, chicken & dumplins, hot dogs. Concert at 6 p.m. First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St. 704-633-0431 ext. 105.

Fall Fest at the Hurley Y — 4-7 p.m.  Free carnival games, Trunk-or-Treat around the track, f food and treats, hay rides, dunking-booth, more. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. 704-633-0880 or Facebook. Cohosted by Life Church.

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

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

Boo Brigade at the Harold B. Jarrett — 4-7 p.m. Oct 31: Games, prizes, bounce house, STEM activities for boos and ghouls of all ages, refreshment, lots of treats and tricks. Free to all ages, but under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Donations accepted in the form of a small game, shelf-stable snack, hand-written card, personal care item to be sent to the deployed soldiers of the NC National Guard 449th. Boo Brigade is at American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. See www.facebook.com/ALAUnit342

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. 

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Theater

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.  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.

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’ — . Show dates: Nov. 10 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 and 18 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Public tickets go on sale Monday. Adults $12, Seniors & Students $10. 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

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27: Concert by Winston-Salem’s Travis Frye and Blue Mountain, followed by open jam session Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Back Creek Bluegrass Boys and Tori Jones in concert — 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29: Back Creek Presbyterian Church Fall Festival. Activities for children begin 4 p.m. Hot dog meal served at 5:30 p.m. Cost: donation to the Mexico Mission Team. 704-278-2798.

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

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.

Dancing for the Arts at The Davis — 8 p.m. Oct. 20: The Davis Theater, 65 Union St. South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

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

pics? 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.

Festivals

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

East Spencer Police Department’s Fun Day — 3:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27: At the former school admin. building, 110 S. Long St. at the corner of Weant Street. Free Chikfila sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, snow cones, bounce house. Community fun-filled event with dunking booth, treats, hay ride and more. 704-636-7111.

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

Community drum circle — SECOND FRIDAYS 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.

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.

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  • 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 and every first Tuesday: 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.-2 p.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

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18: Tickets on sale now in the village shops of Historic Gold Hill at $18 each. All proceeds benefit Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society. Also order tickets at www.historicgoldhill.com or call for more info 704-267-9439.

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

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4: 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

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18: 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

Horizons Unlimited —• 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18: It’s All About Space. Laser show featuring the music of John Williams and Space Make in the Refinery. 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: 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 

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

Deadline today: help fund Kiddieland field trips and more — Port-A-Pit dinner: 1/2 chicken $10; drummets $9; ribs $14. Plates come with 2 sides of green beans, baked beans, yellow rice plus dessert. Sales help 3-year-old Karson Lane run for King at Kiddeland Kindergarten. Call 704-239-9825 or 302-613-9381 for orders by today; walk-ups welcome on the 27th. Funds help 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.

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.

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.

Concord’s Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival — 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4: Downtown Concord. Unlimited beer tastings, chili tastings while they last, live music with David Childers at 1 p.m.; Mike Strauss Band at 2:30 p.m., Paleface at 4 p.m. Partial proceeds support United Way of Central Carolinas Cabarrus. Limited number of tickets available. www.concorddowntown.com

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

 

History 

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

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Events at Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27: Warm Wines for Cool Nights Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2: Bridsong Brewing of Charlotte Beer Tasting with Christine Budd of Birdsong.  $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.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

 

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. 4: Austin McNeill • Oct. 11: Kameron Marlowe • Oct. 18: Jabe Fisher • 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

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. — • Thursday, Oct. 26: Joel McCarson 730-930 p.m. • Friday, Oct. 27: Jason Leake from the band No Questions Asked  8-10 p.m. • With Halloween costume contest – prizes for scariest sexiest and best overall • Friday Oct.  27: drop off your carved  or painted pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest; entrants judged by votes from our guests; winner announced 7 p.m. Sunday during open mic night •  Saturday, Oct.  28: Austin and Alec 8-10 p.m. with another costume contest; prizes for scariest,  sexiest, best overall • Sunday Oct. 29: Open mic from 6-8 p.m. Pumpkin carving contest winners announced at 7 p.m. • 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — First Wednesdays 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 — 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. 980- 216-1603.

 

Classes

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

 

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.

The 18th Gathering of the Cornish Cousins — Nov. 3-5 in Salisbury and Gold Hill. Descendants of 19th century Cornish miners and engineers that played significant roles in the Gold Hill mining industry in the 1800s. The public is invited to the dinner buffet and program, two workshops and the traditional pasty (meat pie) dinner. See www.historicgoldhill.com

Diabetes education at the Y — 3 p.m., Nov. 15: Open to the public. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

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

 

Auditions

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

 

Film

Movie day at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Open to the public; sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Christmas Movies at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24: Come Join the fun: seniors 55 and above. Go to www.rowanymca.com to see the lineup and more.

 

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.

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

 

Trips 

Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino — Leave old Salisbury Mall 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 10 return Saturday 8 a.m. Cost $40 (non refundable) with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due by Nov. 6. Small coolers and snacks welcome. 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay your money. Limited seating.

Travel with the YMCA — • • Nov. 14: 9 a.m. Southern Christmas Show • 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30: Narrow Ways Theater, “The True Story of Christmas” • Dec. 2: 3 p.m. “Gaither’s Christmas Home Coming” • 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 for vendors

Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Vendors wanted for show Dec. 2-3 at Rowan County Fair Grounds. Applications at rowancountyfair.net Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association.

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 for parade entries

58th annual Holiday Caravan Parade —  Wednesday, Nov. 22: Spencer at 2 p.m.; Salisbury  at 3 p.m. Float entry deadline is Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. To participate visit http://www.holidaycaravanparade.com/

Kannapolis Christmas Parade — 6 p.m. Dec. 9: To participate visit visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/christmasparade.pdf?ver=2017-08-11-093536-490

 

Call for 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 for 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 for 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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