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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 2-8

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • 8 pm tonight Thursday: Freeport Jazz • 9 p.m. Saturday: Slippery When Wet (Def Leopard Tribute Band) • 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 pm-2 am. $5 cover • Friday: Shiloh Hill • Saturday: Made of Monuments. • 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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Scarred and Last Chance. 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 Shafiq. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Tonya Wood in concert • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm • 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: Michael Nolan • 8-10 pm Friday: Mitch Hayes • 7-10 pm Saturday: Greg Adams • 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 — 6:30-8 pm Friday: Lonesome Road Bluegrass • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Golden Valley Crusaders • 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

David Holt & Josh Goforth: Live at the N.C. Transportation Museum — 6-9 p.m. Friday: Tickets $20-$90. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer nctrans.org

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.

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://northcarolinamusichalloffame.org/

Coming to Ovens Auditorium — • Chris Daughtry, Sept. 26. Tickets $43-$98 • Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nov. 7. Tickets $57-$125 • Swedish metal rock band Ghost, Dec. 2. Tickets $40-$75 • Derek Hough: Live! Tour, April 5, 2019. Tickets $50-$85 • Prices do not include service charges. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000,

Ticketmaster outlets. Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Rascal Flatts: Sept 1 • Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers: Nov 9 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.

Theater

Final weekend PPT’s ‘Avenue Q’ — Show dates through Aug4 at 7:30 plus Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Coming to Lee Street ‘Steel Magnolias’ — Aug. 23-Sept 7. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

W-S Spring Theatre presents ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ — Aug 3-4: Appropriate for the whole family. Mountcastle Black Box Theatre in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., W-S. Tickets $15. Details at www.SpringTheatre.org or 336-747-1414.

The Little Theatre of W-S’s 84th Season — Calendar Girls (Sept 21-30) • Young Frankenstein (Nov 2-11) • An Old Salem Christmas Carol (Dec 7-22) • Shakespeare in Love (March 8-17) • Man of La Mancha (May 3-12) • Das Barbecü (June 21-30). Details at www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 3: Wines of Hill Family Estate Wine Tasting with Mark Orsini. $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

Rowan Republican Women meet the candidates picnic — 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4: Follow signs to Shelter 6 at Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Hotdog, chips, cookie, drink. Information at 704-637-3282.

Homemade ice cream and water fun — 5-7 pm Aug 5: Homemade ice cream and an evening of water activities. Free. Open to the community. Ursinus United Church of Christ, 116 West Main St, Rockwell.

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 sgtjudd@gmail.com

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.

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,.

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 prayrowan@gmail.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/

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/

Ford Show — Aug. 4: North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Annual All GM Show — Aug. 11: North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Wine Fest 2018 — 2 p.m. Aug. 11: $35-$45. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

Festival of Food Trucks in Downtown Mooresville — 5-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11: Main Street. www.racecityusa.org

RPL Photowalk — 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 20: Meet at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St. Sign up at 704-216-8228.

GoPro Motorplex August Victory Lap Cruise-In — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 21: 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville/ www.racecityusa.org

Hot Summer Nights at Historic Gold Hill — Aug 25: 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674, www.historicgoldhill.com

Turquoise Tables in the Neighborhood — 4-6 pm Sept. 16: Stop by and visit your neighbors in Fulton Heights. Email ljheidi@carolina.rr.com to host the table in your block.

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 Casino 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

Community Blood Center — 2-6:30 p.m. Aug. 13: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul Church Road, 704-972-4700, www.cbcc.us

Fundraisers

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, www.scottssing.com

Salisbury Shag Club 21st annual Golf Tournament — Shotgun start 1 pm Aug 18: Prizes and raffle, portion of proceeds goes to local charities. Entry fee $60 member/$240 team. Discount for sign up by July 31. Forms available at the Pro Shop at The Revival at the Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way. Info 704-798-8348 or 7704-245-9494.

‘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. www.salisburysymphony.org

Festivals

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 salisburync.gov/Blockparty

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 sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332.

National Night Out and Back To School Drive — 6-8 pm Aug 7: Music, food, children’s games, other outdoor activities. Bring an item to donate for back to school. Meet your neighbors. Held at Accordius Health of Salisbury, 635 Statesville Blvd, cosponsored by Milford Hills Baptist Church.

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 — Sept. 7-9: Downtown Greensboro. With Rhiannon Giddens. Additional artists TBA. Admission is free.

Brewbury Fest & Crawl — Sept 14-15: Downtown Crawl on Friday, festival Saturday at Historic Downtown Depot with live music. www.downtownsalisburync.com/

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

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. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
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

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 savingouryouthnc@gmail.com 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 Scout Troop 2370 selling food and drinks, music by the Rick Thomas Band. Hosted by VFW 9134 Auxiliary. Info: 704-232-0010.

History

Kannapolis History Associates: Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame — 7 p.m. Monday Aug 6: How it came about, who started it, who are current members and which members, teams and coaches are from Kannapolis, and who is eligible to become a member. By Harry Green, Grey Clarke, Dane Laney. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman.
Fourth annual History on Tap — 6-8 pm Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House. Register early at www.historicsalisbury.org
China Grove Roller Mill — “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.

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 at The Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way.
• 5- p.m. Aug. 7: National Night Out at Veterans Park. City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Police Department celebrate with free food, children’s games, school supplies, more. Info: sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332.
• 10-11 a.m. Aug. 8: Kannapolis Children’s Theatre presents “Chicken Little” with a twist.
• 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 follow the concert.
• Full schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

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 •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, tteichroew@gmail.com

Classes

Beginning belly dance — 1 pm Tuesdays and 7:30 pm Wednesdays. Instructor Heather Osborne. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St. above mean Mug, enter from Ridge Avenue. $10 to drop in or buy a 10-class pass for $80. No preregistration required. Info: www.SoFulYoga.com or 704-754-2961, or SoFulSalisbury Facebook

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 class • New Beginners only Line Dancing: Starting Sept 13 at noon. $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. www.RobertTothSculptor.com

Free 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.

Mooresville Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. 255 E. Iredell Ave, www.racecityusa.org

Film

Summer Movies 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: vkoon@salisburync.gov or 704-638-5294.

Mooresville Movies on Main: Good Burger — Aug. 17 • 8:30-10 p.m. Main Street Mooresville. www.racecityusa.org

Mocksville Movies In The Park — Aug. 17 • 8:45 p.m. Main Street Park, Downtown Mocksville. daviechamber.chambermaster.com

Back to School Bash Movie: Karate Kid (East) — Aug. 24 • 12-4 p.m. Rowan Public Library, East Branch, – 110 Broad St., Rockwell www.rowancountync.gov

Art

Tonight: Opening reception for Full Circle Arts of Hickory exhibition ‘PaperWorks’ — 6-8 pm: Artworks made from paper. Refreshments will be served. Ribbons and monetary prizes for first through third plus Honorable Mention. On display through Sept 1, Full Circle Arts’ gallery 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545, www.fullcirclearts.org

‘Mentors and Heroes’ Photography by David Holt — Through Aug. 19: $4-$12. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer nctrans.org

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. www.faithart.org 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. www.ClearWaterArtists.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.

Fine Frame Gallery — Featuring new paintings by Phyllis Steimel and vintage Botanical prints. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St., www.fineframegallery.com

Trips

St. John’s Lutheran Senior Seasons Group — Members and non-members welcome • Aug 4: NarroWay Theater, Fort Mill, SC, “Samson, The Last Judge” on Leave from Childhood Development Center parking lot 10 a.m. for noon showing. Four seats left . $35 covers play, lunch, transportation. Call Diane at 704/636-3431, ext. 220 to register • Aug 14: Sculptor Tour via Salisbury Trolley, 10 a.m.-noon. $10.

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.

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

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. Everyone is responsible for transportation to Charlotte airport.
• Dec. 1, Spartanburg, S.C. First Baptist Church. A Christmas play to fill you with joy and warmth. Shopping at Hamricks, lunch included. $60 due by Sept 30.
• May 20-25, 2019: 6 days in 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 The 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 the 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 rowancountyfair.net under events. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 704-640-2326 for information.

Auditions/call for performers

Salisbury Symphony Chorale auditions — Aug 14: New members and section leaders. Held at First UMC. Prepare a piece to sing for the judges. Schedule audition time with Salisbury Symphony office at 704-216-1513 or email staff@salisburysymphony.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

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 blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug 15.

Concord Community Innovation Day — Enter 3rd Annual Create the Connection event. Artists, inventors, community members invited to develop design concepts to activate the sidewalks of Downtown Concord. One-day viewing Oct. 20. 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

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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Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 203 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds