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Roundabout: What’s happening July 5-11

Community Calendar

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — 9 p.m. • The Dirty Doors (The Doors Tribute), July 7 • ABACAB The Music Of Genesis, July 14, 8 p.m.-midnight • Out of the Cellar/American Hair Band, July 21 • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — $5 cover • Friday: Kris Atom from 7-9 pm and Shiloh Hill 10 pm-2 am • Saturday: Late Night Special • 704-762-9989, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/

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

Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday July 6: Open Mic with host Shafiq. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday July 8: Tonya Wood • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm Join fellow musicians on the patio • 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 — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: July 5: Brianna Atwell • 8-10 pm Friday July 6: Daniel Gurley with Dirty Cosmic • 8-10 pm Saturday July 7: Maggie Aldridge • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: The Griggs Bluegrass • 6:30 pm Saturday: Hazy Ridge Bluegrass. Dawn Myers- vocals/harmony, Vince Myers- banjo, Bryan Bogenburger- mandolin, George Cutchins- bass, Jeff Michael- guitar/vocals, Marissa Colter- fiddle • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

Jake Owen’s ‘Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018’ — Aug 25: With special guests Chris Janson and Jordan Davis at Intimidators Stadium, Kannapolis. Tickets available at intimidatorsbaseball.com or 704-932-3267.

Coming to Ovens Auditorium — • Canadian singer songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, Aug. 7. Tickets $54-$84 plus service charges • Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nov. 7. Tickets $57-$125 plus service charges • Swedish metal rock band Ghost, Dec. 2. Tickets $40-$75 plus service charges • Derek Hough: Live! Tour, April 5, 2019. Tickets $50-$85 plus service charges • Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets.

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Rascal Flatts: Sept 1. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.

2018 NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony — 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: 10th annual Induction Ceremony, historic GEM Theater, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, downtown Kannapolis. Five of seven inductees scheduled to perform: Calvin Richardson, John Tesh, Luther Barnes, The Hoppers, Dolph Ramseur presents David Childers. Also being inducted: Chris Daughtry, Blind Boy Fuller. Tickets and details at https://northcarolinamusic halloffame.org/

On Stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord —
• Jeff Whittington: 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept 27
• Soul Street Dance Company: 4 pm Saturday, Oct 13
• Sammy Miller & The Congregation: 8 pm Friday, Oct 19
• The Barefoot Movement Christmas Show: 4 and 8 pm Saturday, Dec 1
• Rhonda Vincent: 4 and 8 pm Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
• Opera Xpress’ A Busy Bee: 1 30 pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
• The Modern Gentlemen: 4 and 8 pm Saturday, Feb 16, 2019
• Jim Avett: 8 pm Friday, March 1, 2019
• We Banjo 3: 7:30 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019
• Arthur Trace: The Artful Deceiver: 4 and 8 pm Saturday, April 6, 2019
• The Freddy Cole Quartet: 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019
65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

Theater

PPT Youth Theater presents ‘High School Musical 2’ — Show dates July 12-14 and 18-21 plus July 15 matinee. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Fantastiks’ — 7:30 p.m. July 19-28: Age old tale of a boy, a girl, and a love blossoming out of a family feud. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘Avenue Q’ — Tickets go on sale July 16. Show dates: July 26-28 and Aug 1-4 at 7:30 plus July 29 matinee. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 6: Wines You Should Have Had For The 4th of July with Stephanie. $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. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Douglas Vineyards — 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. Second Tuesdays: $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

This & That

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

Summer Children’s Reading Hour at South Main Books —At noon every Saturday through July 28, a children’s book reading. New book and a new reader each week. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

Pray Rowan — Saturday July 7, from 10–11 a.m. at South Rowan YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact prayrowan@gmail.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/

33rd Annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 am-2 pm July 7: Ham radio, computer, electronic enthusiasts gathering. Outside flea market and inside vendor area. Ham radio license exams also offered. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave S. Info: see www.rowanars.org or email d.spriggs@carolina.rr.com

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 9: (first Mondays) Meaningful yet casual dialogue at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Ellis Park playground grand opening— 10 a.m. July 12: Official grand opening and ribbon cutting. Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road, 704-216-7780.

July 4th Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm July 13: Ice Cream Social and late 4th of July dance. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Lumbee Tribe Cultural Performance — 3 pm July 13: Free. Mooresville Public Library, 304 South Main St, Mooresville www.mooresvillelibrary.org

Shakers Dance — 7-9 p.m. July 20: Salisbury City Park, 316 Lake Drive. Details at www.rowancountync.gov

Carolina Picker Show— July 26-28: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632, rowancountyfair.net

Buck-llet (Majorette Dance Battle) — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28: North Rowan High School, 300 North Whitehead Ave., Spencer www.eventbrite.com

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm July 28: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series called Mars Day Break. For ages 12 and up • Free, open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Celebrity Car Show — July 28: At the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, nctrans.org

Annual Village Ghost Walk in Gold Hill — 8-10 pm July 28: Hear the history of Gold Hill and some of its infamous residents from the past on a guided Ghost Walk through the Historic Village of Gold Hill. Begin at at the Arbor behind the Bakery, 850 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Tickets $5 available beginning at 7 pm night of the walk only. Children under 6 free. 704-279-5674, www.historicgoldhill.com

Suede & Chrome Cruise-In at THD — 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Aug. 4: Hot Rods, Harleys, classic cars and more. Free admission. Live music, beverages, food, merchandise vendors.Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/

Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April-Oct. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St. 704-638-3100.

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Info: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld coming to Ovens Auditorium — 7 pm Aug. 18. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $50-$160 plus service charges.

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — • Sept. 8: Harrah’s Cherokee. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee • Nov. 3: Ovens Auditorium. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. -Tickets $46.75-$56.75 plus service charges.

Blood drives

American Red Cross — 11 am-3:30 pm July 26: Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd. www.redcrossblood.org

Fundraisers

20th annual ACH Show-Off: Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 am-2: pm July 14: On the American Children’s Home campus in Lexington. $20 to register a vehicle. All proceeds benefit the children of American Children’s Home. See Facebook at American Children’s Home or Event Brite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-childrens-home or call 336-357-7126.

Festivals

Annual China Grove Farmers Day — 9 am-9:30 pm July 21: Main Street, China Grove. https://www.visitsalisburync.com/event/china-grove-farmers-day/5102/

‘Tomato Madness’ at Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1pm July 21:
Recipe contests with cash prizes, balloon sculpture entertainment, music by Davis Tucker, Tomato Toss, raffle, Master Gardeners on h and. See Facebook or www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

2018 Dragon Boat Festival — July 28: Fifth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations form teams for an exciting day of racing on High Rock Lake. http://www.RowanChamber DragonBoat.org

2018 NC Watermelon Festival — Aug. 1-4: 33rd annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Historic Murfreesboro. Entertainment, arts and crafts, food, fireworks, rides, games. Music • Aug 1 – Jim Quick and Coastline • Aug 2 – Mikele Buck • Aug 3 – The Janitors • Aug 4 – Pizazz • Info 252-398-7695 or ncmelon0507@gmail.com

National Night Out — Tuesday, Aug 7: Promotes a sense of community and provides the opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
• 5-8 pm: City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Police Department celebrate at Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St. Free food, children’s games, school supplies, more. Info at sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332.

NC Transportation’s First Ever Beer Festival — 5-9 pm Aug. 11: Family-friendly festival features outdoor games, music, food trucks, five local breweries. No admission charge. Train Rides at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. (ticket required). See www.nctrans.org

12th annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 am-3 pm Saturday, Aug. 18: Celebrate the tomatoes of Woodleaf with a parade and Little Miss Tomato contest, children’s activities, food, silent auction, games, crafts, entertainment by The Griggs, Trailblazers, Goldline Bluegrass Band.Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland.woodleaftomatofestival @yahoo.com or 704-278-4248.

Third Annual Blankets and Bluegrass at the Hall House —6-8 pm Aug.19: Featuring One Fret Over, Destination Bluegrass. Rustic Roots Food Truck on site or bring your own picnic. RSVP at https://app.hatchbuck.com/OnlineForm/81425648618

North Carolina Folk Festival — Downtown Greensboro Sept. 7-9 Rhiannon Giddens is guest curator and performer. Additional artists TBA. Admission is free.\

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ (a Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event) — Sept. 14-15: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events with free admission. Food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Soldier Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday Sept. 14 free entertainment. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044.

19th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 20: Downtown Salisbury in the Salisbury Post parking lot, the future bell tower park. Visit rowanandbluesjazz.org or email Eleanor at info@rowanbluesandjazz.org

History

Fourth annual History on Tap — 6-8 pm fourth Thursdays of July, August: An evening of history and hops with New Sarum and Historic Salisbury Foundation • July 26: Old Firehouse on S. Lee St. • Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House • Register early at www.historicsalisbury. org

Genealogy workshop: Church Records —10 a.m.-noon, July 21: At Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228, www.rowancountync.gov

China Grove Roller Mill — New exhibit “Batter Up, A Salute to Southern Rowan Baseball” now on display. Open 1-4 pm first and third Saturdays. Admission $3 adults, $1 students. 308 North Main St., China Grove. www.visitsalisburync.com/listing/china-grove-roller-mill/254/ or call Rowan Museum 704-633-5946.

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are free and open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org
• America Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 am-3:30 pm July 26
• Trips: July 19: 10 am, Charlotte Motor Speedway trip, lunch at the clubhouse • Aug 24: 9 am, Charlotte Women’s Show • Aug 28: 9 am, Tanger Outlets, Mebane • Sept 13: 7:30 am, Linville Caverns/Linville Falls • Future Trips: Barn Dinner Theatre-Steel Magnolias, Southern Christmas Show
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com

Classes

Christmas in July _ 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays, July 10-31 • July 10 Petal Balls • July 17 Weaving German Paper Stars • July 24 Fabric German Bells • July 31 Up-cycled Greeting Cards • Classes $12 each or $40 for all four. Instructor Brenda Zimmerman. Materials provided; additional supplies available for purchase. Register by email: brendaz280@gmail.com

Create a personalized Soul Circle — 10 am-4:30 pm July 14: Diannia Baty leads meditation, discussion, demonstration then will lead the class in creation of personal Soul Circles. Materials are provided; participants may bring small items to incorporate into their own Soul Circle. $55. Register at info@faithart.org by July 10.

Community Barn Quilt Workshop — 11 am July 14: Make a 2 ft x 2 ft painted wood barn quilt. $45 per person, $5 off per person for groups of 5+. Call 704-278-2800 to RSVP. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mount Ulla.

Notary class — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17: $70. Catawba College, 2300 West Innes St. Info 704-637-4421, catawba.edu

Paint circles like Kandinsky at CFA — 3-5 pm July 19: Second summer workshop for kids age 9-10 and their adult. Participants use markers, crayons, oil pastels make their own color study to take home plus a 4×4 color study as a group to be displayed at the Center. $15 per child. materials provided. No more than two children per adult. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Register at info@faithart.org by July 16.

Annual Chrismon Open House — 10 am-2 pm Saturday, July 21: Light refreshments served. Also: Chrismon classes scheduled for July 19-20. Go to www.chrismons.com for more specific info or call 704-636-7790. Reservations should be made at least one week prior to the class you choose. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

Eight-week beginning & intermediate pottery wheel — Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques for beginners and those with some experience. For age 14 and up • Tuesdays 10:30-1pm Aug 14-Oct 2 OR Wednesdays 6:30-9 pm Aug 15-Oct 3 • $200. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St, 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Guitar Classes at R-H — 6-8 week classes Monday afternoons. $40 plus $10 workbook fee. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 or Bob at 704-640-0279 for class times, info, signup. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.

Beginner line dancing — 1-2 pm Thursdays: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per lesson taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714

Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversati-onal setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8243.

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St , www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com
Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St 704-633-5946.

Film

Summer Movies in the Park — 9 pm Fridays • July 6 The Emoji Movie • July 20 The Little Mermaid • Aug. 3 COCO: City Park, 316 Lake Drive. Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department hosts summer movie screenings on a 25 foot inflatable screen. Full concession stand. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Free. Info: vkoon@salisburync.gov or 704-638-5294.

ree movies at RPL South branch — • July 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition)• July 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Ferdinand •July 21, 0-11:50 a.m. Moana • South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove www.rowancountync.gov

Movies at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — • 2-4:30 p.m. July 11: Ella and John journey in their Winnebago to maintain their independence • 2-4:30 p.m. July 18: Widow accidentally receives huge life insurance check; she and her friends splurge. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, 704-216-7714.

Art

ClearWater Studios collaboration: ‘Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project’ —July-August • 11 am -4 pm July 14: Live collaborative painting demo featuring Mikel Frank, Gerard Amsellem, live music by local jazz musician Noel Freidline • 11 am and 2 pm Aug 11: Family collaborative painting day. 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. www.ClearWaterArtists.com

‘Color-Outside the Lines-Textiles, Paintings, Mixed Media’ — Waterworks Summer Exhibition through July 20: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, Salisbury www.waterworks.org

Summertime at Rail Walk — Through July 21: Visit working professional artists in their studios and see art in the shared gallery. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N Lee St., 704-469-2871 www.railwalkgallery.com

Kids Art Crawl Mocksville — 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 26: $5 Main Street Park, Downtown Mocksville. Details at daviechamber.chambermaster.com

Dare To Imagine — Through Aug. 31: Summer solo exhibition by Victoria Lizett Amaro Zavala, 2018 Dare to Imagine student artist winner. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 www.waterworks.org

‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.

Trips

New Zion Baptist Church Senior Group Trip — July 27-28: Overnight trip to one-of-a-kind Biblical history museum in LaGrange, Ga. For seniors age 55 and up. For more info call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

Community Travelers football trip — Nov 7-9: Two-night trip to the Thursday night Pittsburgh Steelers/Carolina Panthers game. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 for d etails. or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.

Chihuly exhibit at Biltmore — Aug 10-11: Trip with the Randolph Arts Guild; leave from Asheboro. First NC garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works. $138 includes transportation and ticket to the exhibit. Call 336-629-0399 ext 22 or visit www.randolphartsguild.com

Call for dragon boaters

2018 Dragon Boat Festival — July 28: Fifth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations invited to form teams for an exciting day of racing on High Rock Lake. http://www.RowanChamber DragonBoat.org

Auditions/call for performers

‘Calendar girls” at The Little Theatre of W-S — 7 p.m. July 25-26: Arts Council Theatre/Harvest Bible Chapel, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment necessary. Auditions consist of reading from sides in different groupings. Performance dates Sept 21-23 and 27-30 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Find character descriptions at www.LTofWS.org

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

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

CFA’s Summer Suitcase Sale — 2-5 pm July 15: Artist may bring one suitcase to display; you will have the space in your suitcase, in front of your suitcase and about six inches on either side.Also: gallery, entertainment, music. $10 entry fee. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Reserve a space via Shanna Glawson, shannaglawson@gmail.com

Arts & Ag — Be an exhibitor of handcrafted art or handmade items at Rowan Arts & Ag events in 2018 showcasing local farms and artisans. Sign up at www.RowanArtsandAg.com

2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Show date Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug 15.

Concord Community Innovation Day — Accepting entries for 3rd Annual Create the Connection event. Artists, inventors, community members invited to develop design concepts to activate the sidewalks of Downtown Concord to be placed along Union Street for a one-day viewing by the public Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The top design, as selected by the public, wins $500. Submit a sketch by Sept. 8. For info visit the event page or email info@concorddowntown.com

Call for Sculpture Artists — Sept 8: 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration, Lenoir. Broyhill Park, 945 Lakewood Drive. $50-80 to enter; discounts for early registration. One-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com or www.caldwellarts.com

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts — Downtown Hickory’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest is Oct 12-14. Deadline Aug 1. Guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com

Call for volunteers

Volunteer registration for 2018 NC Folk Festival —Sept 7-9: Sign up individually or with groups of friends or colleagues at ncfolkfestival.com/volunteer. Average volunteer shifts are three hours. In Greensboro. Festival info at ncfolkfestival.com

Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.

Staff the CFA art gallery — 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. Call 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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