Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 9-15

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • 9 p.m. Saturday: Diary of an Ozzman, Black Sabbath Tribute Band • 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: D.J. Nick Nv • Saturday: Juju Guru • 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 •

Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: Open Mic with hosts The Old Rockers. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5-9 p.m. Saturday: Second Annual Tahati Luau Party. Raffles, prizes, live music, ‘Pin the Stash on the Selleck’. Proceeds help youth outreach programs in NC. Free entry. Hosted by Guerilla Poets • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Concert by Mitch Hayes • 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: Marty Maney • 8-10 pm Friday: Brianna Atwell • 7-10 pm Saturday: Marice Brines with Taplow PLUS superhero costume contest judging starts at 9 pm • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7:30-8:30 pm Wednesday, Aug 15: Mystery Jam directly following Yoga • 704-754-8379,

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday: The Griggs • 6:30-8 pm Saturday:Lonesome Road Bluegrass • 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

Alden Wright organ concert — 7 pm Aug 10: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove. No admission charge. Wright is a rising junior at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Playing works by Bruhns, J.S. Bach, Schumann, Bridge, Howells, Still, Durufle. 704-857-2092 for questions

RSVP for Blankets and Bluegrass — Event is 6-8 pm Aug. 19: Free, donations encouraged. Enjoy two bands, local food, craft beer and wine. Picnics and BYOB welcome. RSVP form at

Riot at the Brewery — 5-10 pm Aug 25: Celebrate locally produced food, beer, music. Entertainment by Big Break, Sue McHugh, Laura Vella, Carolina Mud Band , Salisbury Old Time Radio Hour. New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N Lee St,

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.

Mooresville Music on Main — 6-9 p.m. Sept 7: Beach/Variety music on first Fridays May–Oct. Main Street, Mooresville.

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. Tickets and details at

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., 800-745-3000

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



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

W-S Spring Theatre presents ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ — Aug 3-4: Mountcastle Black Box Theatre in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., W-S. Tickets $15. Details at 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


Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 10: Stags Leap Winery of Napa Valley, California Tasting with Chris McGary. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,

Toast of Kannapolis returns — 2-6 p.m., Sept. 22: Wine and craft beer tasting event, The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way. Early Bird tickets $20 by Aug. 10; $25 afterward.Available at, or in person at City Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department.

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

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. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla.

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,

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

High Point Museum hosts Pokemon Saturday — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25: The Historical Park includes two Pokestops and two Pokegyms. Museum staff will be dropping lures throughout the day. Other activities include Pokemon games, Pokemon trivia, and Pokegym battles. Visitors can dress as their favorite Pokemon. Free admission. 1859 E. Lexington Ave. High Point, 336-885-1859,

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/

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

Legends By Lantern at the NC Transportation Museum — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1: Nighttime walking tour of the museum, exploring Spencer Shop’s historic structures, plus tellings of NC railroad legends. Ticket info at 704- 636-2889

Turquoise Tables in the Neighborhood — 4-6 pm Sept. 16: Stop by and visit your neighbors in Fulton Heights. Email 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. Presidents Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555 or caller Marty Northrup 864-909-3950.

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

Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug 13: (second Mondays) Dialogue at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,

Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday-Saturday, Aug. 10-11: Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or

Astronomical Society of Rowan — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11: At Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview circle. Program by Bill and Barbara Barrier on their trip to Star Quest. Info: Barbara 704-664-6939 or Ralph 704-855-1591.

South Salisbury Fire Department Open House — Noon-4 p.m. Oct 13: 3207 Old Concord Road. Visit the firefighters, see the station and trucks. Other organizations on hand including Novant MedFlight and crew, Rowan County Rescue Squad, NC Highway Patrol’s antique and modern car display, Rowan County EMS, more. Snacks, drinks, freebies, kids’ activities.

Spook-Tacular Saturday at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct 27: Trick-or-Treating, adult and children’s costume contest, kids games by Salisbury Harley Owner’s Group & Ladies of Harley. Cheerwine and food vendors. Free admission. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive,


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,



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. 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.



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. or 704-278-4248.

Third Annual Blankets and Bluegrass at the Hall House —6-8 pm Aug. 19: Featuring One Fret Over, Destination Bluegrass. Food truck on site or bring your own picnic. RSVP at

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.

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. 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.


BTS events

Clayborn-Morgan Back to School Giveaway — 10 am -2 pm Saturday, Aug. 11: Sponsored by Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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



A Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion — Sept. 1-2: Revolutionary War Battle reenactment on the Latta Plantation grounds. Admission $10 adults, $9 seniors /students, ages 5 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Rd. Huntersville. 704-875-2312 or

Fourth annual History on Tap — 6-8 pm Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House. Register early at

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. or call Rowan Museum 704-633-5946.


Kannapolis free summer events

• 6–9 p.m. tonight: Thursdays on Main Evening edition with the Band of Oz
• 1-9 p.m. Aug. 11: Cruise-In Downtown
• 7 p.m. Aug. 11: Concert in the Park with The Commodores, in Village Park Fireworks will follow the concert.
Free Admission. Entire schedule at or Facebook and Twitter.


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, or
•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,



Belly Dance Classes with Queens of D’Nile at CFA — 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesdays Sept. 5-Oct. 10: $12 drop in; $65 for all 6 weeks. New movement each week. Free to drop in week to week. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

Photo contest for 4ftx4ft barn quilt giveaway, plus class — Next Barn quilt workshop 11 a.m. Aug 25. $45pp, all supplies included. • To enter contest post photo of your hanging WRFHG Quilt to West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden’s Facebook page. Contest ends Nov 2; winner announced Nov 3. Details at West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mount Ulla.

Beginning belly dance — 1 pm Tuesdays and 7:30 pm Wednesdays. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., enter from Ridge Avenue. $10 drop in. No preregistration required., 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 10:30-1 pm 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.

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 conversational 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

Hope Over Heroin — Noon-9 p.m. Sept 7-8: Free.Rowan and Cabarrus Counties outreach event uniting churches, business/civic leaders, addiction recovery resources. Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis.

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.

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



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

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

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



Opening reception for exhibit by artist Patt Legg — 6-8 pm Aug 10: Light refreshments, artist talk 7 pm, music by Chelsea Rhae Childers. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

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

ClearWater Studios collaboration: ‘Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project’ — 11 am and 2 pm Aug 11: Family collaborative painting day. 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord.

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 — Featuring new paintings by Phyllis Steimel and vintage Botanical prints. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St.,

Caldwell Arts Council 33rd annual Sculpture Celebration — 9 am-4 pm Sept. 8: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir. Meet more than 70 sculptors and see over 200 pieces of sculptural artwork in a one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. Vote for the People’s Choice award. Live music, free shuttles, children’s art activities, food vendors, more. Awards announced at 3:30 pm. Info 828-754-2486 or



St. John’s Lutheran Senior Seasons Group — • Aug 14: Sculpture 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.

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 details. 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. Register at 704-633-3484. Everyone is responsible for transportation to Charlotte airport.
• Dec. 1, Spartanburg, S.C. First Baptist Church. Christmas play. Shopping at Hamricks, lunch included. $60 due by Sept 30.
• May 20-25, 2019: 6 days in Branson, Missouri. $650/pp, $200 deposit by Dec. 15, balance by March 15, 2019
• Info: Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.


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

Lee Street theatre to present ‘Little Women’ — 7-9 pm. Aug 26-27: Auditions at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. Be prepared with a song and to read from the script. You will work as a group. Rehearsals begin Sept 9. Performances dates are Nov. 1-10. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,

Salisbury Symphony Chorale — Tuesday, Aug. 14: For new members and section leaders, at the FUMC, accompanied by Matthew Michael Brown. Auditions heard by Brown and Symphony director David Hagy. Prepare a piece to sing for the judges. To schedule, call the Salisbury Symphony office at 704-216-1513 or email

Salisbury Symphony — Saturday, Sept. 8: For Section Strings and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list; in particular violinists and violists. Music Director David Hagy will hear auditions. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Play a prepared piece of their choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, sight-reading. To schedule, call the Symphony office 216-1513 or email

Little Theatre of Winston-Salem to do ‘Young Frankenstein’ — 7 pm Aug 13-14: Auditions for “Young Frankenstein: The Mel Brooks Musical,” Winston-Salem Journal building, 418 N. Marshall St., W-S. No appointment necessar. Bring a prepared song (24 measures) and sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist provided. Performance dates Nov 2-11. For info see Facebook page: @LittleTheatreofWS

Charlotte’s Acting Out Studio hosts auditions — 1-7:30 pm Aug 26: Schedule audition for American Immersion Theater at Acting Out Studio, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Ste 204, Charlotte. Be ready to engage in guided improv scenarios and group interaction. Questions? Email
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

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.

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

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


Call for volunteers

6th Annual Buskers-Bash in Downtown Salisbury — Pick-Pack stuffers the week before the event (Sept 24-28 or Oct 1-4), and volunteers during the event Oct 5 (4-8 pm) to set up tents, hand out Pick-Packs, count votes at 8 pm, dismantle tents. Call Sue McHugh at 704-577-9965 or email for more info

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.

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or



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