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Kickoff  event is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4

National Night Out is Tuesday

Kickoff is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4: The Salisbury Police Department hosts an early, centralized National Night Out kick off celebration in the SPD parking lot on E. Liberty St. The Community Block Party is the kickoff to the customary National Night Out festivities in Salisbury the following Tuesday.

The Community Block Party will feature food provided by the SPD, music and a friendly community tent decoration competition for the best neighborhood-branded tent.
More than 20 Salisbury communities will participate in the National Night Out event on Aug. 7, some offering free food, children’s games and other outdoor activities and special invited guests at various apartment complexes, Chestnut Hill, churches, the Fred Evans pool, Rowan Terrace and the Salvation Army.

Founded in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and builds neighborhood camaraderie. The nighttime event, typically held the first Tuesday in Aug. , also increases awareness of local law enforcement programs such as neighborhood watch and anti-crime initiatives.
Salisbury National Night Out participants attending evening activities are invited to post photographs on social media platforms using the hashtag #SalisburyNightOut


Last of the 2018 H.O.T. summer nights

Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Registration is now open for Aug. 23 H.O.T. Site: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House.
Visit https://www.historicsalisbury.org for more information. Space is limited so register early.


Belly dance class

Learn a new happy dance and free your hips in the beginning belly dance class at SoFul Yoga and Wellness. The hour-long class is Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Longtime performer and belly dance teacher Heather Osborne will get you started with the basics of this non-competitive way to relax, get exercise and have fun.
SoFul Yoga is located above the Mean Mug Coffee Co. at 1024 S. Fulton St.; enter from Ridge Avenue. Classes are $10 to drop in or buy a 10-class pass for $80. No preregistration required. Learn more at www.SoFulYoga.com or 704-754-2961, or SoFulSalisbury Facebook


Kannapolis free summer events

7:05 p.m. Aug. 3-5 : Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games: Greensboro Grasshoppers. Tickets at the gate or www.intimidatorsbaseball.com

8:45 p.m. Aug. 3: Movies in the Park: Moana

Noon – 4 p.m. Aug. 4: Writers Block Party: Discover your New Favorite Local Author. Join the Friends of Kannapolis Library at The Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, as they celebrate local authors. This free event is an opportunity for authors to showcasek, discuss, sell and connect. Local authors present will be Crystal Brown, Susan Roddey, Bradly Williams, Melissa McArthur, Leann Rettell, Patrick Dugan, Tia Capers, John Hartness, Jordon Greene, Alexandra Christian, Tally Johnson, Alberto Perez, Yesenia Hernandez, Jason Gilbert, James Nettles and Nicole Givens Kurtz.
• 1 p.m.: issues/opportunities with self-publishing.
• 2 p.m., social media and marketing.
• 3 p.m., writing tips and tricks.

5- p.m. Aug. 7: National Night Out at Veterans Park. The City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Police Department celebrate with free food, children’s games, school supplies and more. Info: sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332.

10-11 a.m. Aug. 8: Chicken Little at Veterans Park. Kannapolis Children’s Theatre presents “Chicken Little ” with a twist on the classic fable on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at Veteran’s Park. “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” When something from the sky falls and causes uproar on the farm, watch as our friends Chicken Little, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey search for clues to decide weather the sky is really falling, or if it is just a trick!

6-9 p.m. Aug. 9: Thursdays on Main – Evening edition with The Band of Oz.

1-9 p.m. Aug. 11: Cruise-In Downtown

7 p.m. Aug. 11: Concerts in the Park: The Commodores in Village Park.
Fireworks will follow the concert.

See the full schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov


W-S Symphony to feature Mandolin Orange

WINSTON-SALEM — The Winston-Salem Symphony is launching a new music series that is a break from the traditions and norms of classical music. The first installment will feature the W-S Symphony alongside Chapel Hill’s Mandolin Orange on Nov. 10. Tickets start at $26 at WSsymphony.org



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