Roundabout: What’s happening July 26-Aug. 1

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2018

Community Calendar

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • Tonight 8 pm: Divided by Four • Friday: Acoustic concert with Kip Winger from 80s band Winger • 9 p.m. Saturday: Soul Psychedelique • 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647,
The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 pm-2 am. $5 cover • Friday: Grand Ole uproar • Saturday: 9DayTrip • 704-762-9989,
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Tribe Called Praise, Infusion and Bent. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: Open Mic with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 7:30 pm until, Saturda: Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Jeff Wall aka BigDumbHick in concert • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm • 704-754-4615,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • Tonight 7:30-9:30 pm: Brother Oliver • 8-10 pm Friday: Jordan Lee with the Could’t Be Happiers • 7-10 pm Saturday: Dream’s Myth • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7-9 pm Wednesday Aug 1: Old Tyme Radio Show hosted by CJ Peters • 704-754-8379,
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Gaining Ground • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday: Concert by Lexington-based Second Chance Bluegrass followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,
Pan Jive Steel Drum Band — 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 1: Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St, Kannapolis
David Holt & Josh Goforth: Live at the N.C. Transportation Museum — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3 :Tickets $20-$90. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer
UNCSA Presents: American Music Series — 7:30 p.m. Through Aug 2: Four concerts feature musical genres including folk, Latin, Americana, bluegrass. Held at W-S University NC School of the Arts’s historic Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth St., downtown Winston-Salem. Tickets $17-$78 at or 336-721-1945.
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 •, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets.
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 or 704-932-3267.
Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Rascal Flatts: Sept 1. 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


Cosing weekend — Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Fantasticks’ — 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 or 704-310-5507.
Opening night — PPT presents ‘Avenue Q’ — 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,
Coming to LSt ‘Steel Magnolias’ — Aug. 23-Sept 7. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, Salisbury (704) 310-5507

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Make a Splash Wine Tasting with Cannonball Wines hosted by Alexis Mutter, Grapevine Distributing. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

This & That

AARP ice cream social — 1 p.m. Aug 2: Speaker RPL History Dept manager Gretchen Witt; annual ice cream social to follow. Visitors 50+ welcome. Dues half price this month only. Bring school supplies for needy children. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715,
Honoring Korean War Veterans — 5 p.m. Aug. 11: Free fish fry dinner for veterans and guests. Veterans are invited to bring photos. VFW Post 9134, 601 Depot St., Rockwell. RSVP by Aug. 6 to 704-433-4014 or email
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,
Old fashioned community ice cream social & live musician practice jam — 5-8 pm Sundays all summer and fall. Bluegrass and old school classic country open to all ages of musicians. Listen to music, visit with neighbors, make friends, play a board game, enjoy a cold treat. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla, formerly the 100 year old Steele Feed & Seed Store.
Pray Rowan — Saturday Aug 4, from 10–11 a.m. at East Rowan YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact or 843-991-4142 or
Carolina Picker Show— 8 am-6 pm July 27-28: 100+ booths with barn finds and rusty gold. All pre- 1970 antiques and cars. Car show, entertainment all day. Concessions and food trucks on site. Need a booth? Call Shane Benfield at 704-232-6428. At Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632,
Piedmont Dance Theater Presents Cinderella — 7-8 p.m. July 28: Free. Cinderella is a full-length production comprised of ballet, character, jazz, and contemporary dance styles. Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, 415 E 1st St., Kannapolis
Buck-llet (Majorette Dance Battle) — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28: North Rowan High School, 300 North Whitehead Ave., Spencer
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.
Celebrity Car Show — July 28: At the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer,
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,
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,
Annual All Ford Show — Aug. 4: North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. 704-636-2889,
Annual All GM Show — Aug. 11: North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. 704-636-2889,
Wine Fest 2018— 2 p.m. Aug. 11: $35-$45. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,
Hot Summer Nights at Historic Gold Hill — Aug 25: 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674,
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,


Jerry Seinfeld coming to Ovens Auditorium — 7 pm Aug. 18., 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. or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee • Nov. 3: Ovens Auditorium., 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. -Tickets $46.75-$56.75 plus service charges.

Blood drive today

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


The LeBeaus in concert for Cystic Fibrosis — 7-9 pm Aug. 11: Scottssing presents The Lebeaus. A love offering will be taken and go to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road, 704-239-6134,
Salisbury Shag Club 21st annual Golf Tournament — Shotgun start 1 pm Aug 18: Prizes and raffle, portion of proceeds goes to local charities. The Revival at the Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way.
‘Bury Home Companion — 2:30 and 7:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 25: Kent Bernhardt and Kay Peeler are back for the second year of an evening of music and fun at the Meroney Theatre, 213 South Main St.; also the main annual fundraising event for the Salisbury Symphony. Tickets $44-$45; senior discount available.


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
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
National Night Out Block Party — 6-9 pm Saturday, Aug 4: Salisbury Police Department parking lot next to the Train Depot, E. Liberty St. Come out and get to know your neighbors. Salisbury residents invited to set up tent and table to represent character and charm of their neighborhood. Competition for best neighborhood-themed tent. Register for a tent online at
National Night Out Kannapolis — 5-8 pm Tuesday, Aug 7: Come out and get to know your neighbors. 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 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
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 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
North Carolina Folk Festival — Downtown Greensboro Sept. 7-9 Grammy winner and North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens will help launch the 2018 North Carolina Folk Festival as both guest curator and performer. Additional artists will be added. 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. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044.
Brewbury Fest & Crawl — Sept 14-15: Downtown Crawl on Friday, festival Saturday at Historic Downtown Depot with live music.
Downtown Salisbury Buskers Bash —5-9 pm Oct 5: Local talent performs in front of participating downtown businesses, vote for your favorite. Grand finale performance will end the night.
19th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 20: Downtown Salisbury in the Salisbury Post parking lot, the future bell tower park. Visit or email Eleanor at

BTS events

Back-to-School Bash at Dan Nicholas Park — 11 am-2 pm Aug 11: At Dan Nicholas Park Shelter no. 3. Free school back-packs filled with school supplies. Free food, games, amusement tickets while supplies last. Hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church on Bringle Ferry Road, info: 704-630-0909.
Third annual BTS Giveaway — Noon-4 p.m. Aug 18: Sponsored by Saving Our Youth NC and Woman Up Wednesdays. Held at Kelsey Scott Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Backpack giveaway (pre-K-2nd grade), student one-to-one tech voucher fee giveaway for iPad or Macbook Air users (3rd-12th grade). First come first served. Free hair cuts, spa diva (nails), food trucks, games, live by DJ Neak, fire truck, vendors and more. For info, to donate or volunteer contact or 704-267-6777
Annual Back-to-School Bash at Rockwell Park — 11 am-4 pm Aug. 25. Free bounce house and Zorb ball for kids, free school supplies, many vendors. Exhibits include Fire Department’s Smoke House and 911 Bus. Shaved ice for purchase, Girl Scouts selling food and drinks, music by the Rick Thomas Band. Hosted by VFW 9134 Auxiliary. Info: 704-232-0010.


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 • Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House • Register early at www.historicsalisbury. org
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. or call Rowan Museum 704-633-5946.

Kannapolis free summer events

Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games — 7:05 p.m. July 26-29: Fireworks will follow the July 28 game. Tickets at
Village Park Concert
7 p.m. July 28: Too Much Sylvia. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics/coolers permitted, concessions available.Free admission. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No pets or smoking. Details at

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@ or
America Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 am-3:30 pm July 26
•Diabetes Information — 3 pm Aug 15: Free, but please sign up.
• Lunch and Learn with David Freeze presents: Northwest Bike Tour — Noon, Aug 22: Bring a covered dish. Please sign up. Guests welcome.
• Trips: • Aug 24: 9 am, Charlotte Women’s Show • Aug 28: 9 am, Tanger Outlets, Mebane
• Sept 13: 7:30 am, Linville Caverns/Linville Falls
• Oct 2: Barn Dinner Theatre “Steel Magnolias”
• Nov 15: Charlotte Southern Christmas Show
• Nov 27: Christmas at Billy Graham Library
• Dec 4: Tangelwood Christmas Lights
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am,


Christmas in July _ 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays, July 10-31 • 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:
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,
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.
Line dancing — • New Beginners only: Starting Thursday, Sept. 13 at noon, $4 per class • 1-2 pm Thursdays: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per class • 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.
Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Intro to drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. Beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714.
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.

Speakers & forums

S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St.
Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St ,
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.


SummerMovies in the Park — 9 pm Fridays • • 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: or 704-638-5294.
Actions in Faith & Justice: free documentary film — 6:30 pm Aug 6: Commemorating Aug. 6, 1906 Salisbury lynchings. Award-winning film An Outrage: The History of Lynching in the American South plus audience discussion. Held at Rowan Public Library main branch; not sponsored by RPL.


Opening reception for exhibit by artist Patt Legg — 6-8 pm Aug 10: light refreshments plus opportunity to meet and talk with the artist. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.
ClearWater Studios collaboration: ‘Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project’ — 11 am and 2 pm Aug 11: Family collaborative painting day. 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord.
‘Mentors and Heroes’ Photography by David Holt — Through Aug. 19: $4-$12. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer
One-Person Rail Walk exhibit — Through July 28: Mark Stephenson’s original oil portraits and oil plein air paintings. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N Lee St. Free and open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11 am-4 pm.
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
‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.
Fine Frame Gallery — Fine frame gallery is featuring a display of local and regional artists. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St.,


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
Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino — Sept 1: Leave old Belk’s parking lot 7 pm Saturday; return 8 am Sunday. $40 (non refundable) with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Money due by Aug 15. Call 704-232-5201 or 704-640-6993 to pay. Limited seating; small coolers and snacks welcome on bus.
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.
Salt and Pepper Ramblers — • Irish Adventure: July 2019. Approx. cost including airfare for 8 days $3200. Meet 2:30 pm Sept 30 for payment schedule and questions, Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Call to register 704-633-3484. You are responsible for transportation to Charlotte airport • Dec. 1, Spartanburg, S.C. First Baptist Church. A Christmas play. Shop at Hamricks, lunch included. $60 due by Sept 30. • May 20-25, 2019: Branson, Missouri: College Of The Ozarks, Presley’s Country Jubilee, Million Dollar Quartet, Clay Cooper’s Music Express, Brook Shaw’s Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village, Downtown Branson Lambert’s Throwed Rolls, more. $650/pp, $200 deposit by Dec. 15, balance by March 15, 2019 • Info: Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.
Travel with the Y — see info under tje YMCA listing.

Call for vendors

Rowan County Fair — Sept 14-22: Vendor applications at rowancountyfair,net. Food vendors full. Call 704-640-2326 for information
2018 Holiday Faire — 9 am-3 pm Nov 3: Vendors and crafters may apply. Held in the First Ministry Center across the street from First Baptist Church. All proceeds go to missions locally and around the world. Info: Joyce Curl 704-433-4251 or Rev. Rod Kerr 704-633-0431.
Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec 1-2: Applications at under events. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 704-640-2326 for information.

Auditions/call for performers

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

Call for artists/ artisans

Rowan 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
2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Showdate Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at or Connie at or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug 15.
Full Circle Arts new show — August 2018: “PaperWorks.” For artists age 16+ may submit art in which manipulation of paper is a major part of the work; c Collage, sculpture. etc. Cash awards. Reception: Aug. 2. See for agreement and registrations forms.
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
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 or
Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts — Downtown Hickory’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest is Oct 12-14. Deadline Aug 1. Guidelines at or email

Call for volunteers

Volunteer registration for 2018 NC Folk Festival —Sept 7-9: Sign up individually or with groups of friends or colleagues at Average volunteer shifts are three hours. In Greensboro. Festival info at
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
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more.

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