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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 16-22

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • Heart Breaker, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. • DEJA Band, Sept 8 at 9 p.m. • 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
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: Live in concert The Original Gospel Express and Nu Revelations, Tickets $8. Info 704-213-1467. 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 guitar genius David House. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 7-9 pm Saturday: Sspecial Saturday night free concert with Jeremy Vess and Vess • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Concert by Bryan Toney Sunday • 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: Maggie Aldridge • 8-10 pm Friday:Joy & the  Gent • 7-10 pm Saturday: Chris Hedrick • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7-9 pm Wednesday, Aug 22: Austin and Alec performing charity concert fundraiser for Novant Cancer Center, free, no cover. Morgan Ridge will donate a percentage of sales to the Cancer Center • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday: One Fret Over • 6:30-8 pm Saturday:Gaining Ground Bluegrass • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Darrell Harwood at TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — One day, three bands Saturday, Aug 18: Free event, donations welcome, donations will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society • 2-3:30 pm Steve Bost • 4-5:30 pm Mother Trucker • 6-8 pm Darrell Harwood • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023 • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.

Music & more

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 https://app.hatchbuck.com/
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, https://newsarumbrewing.com/
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.
Dave Koz at the Charlotte Pizzazz Smooth Jazz Festival — 8 pm Aug 31: Tickets $93-$153 at https://davekoz.com/
14th Annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention — Labor Day weekend Aug 31-Sept 2: Jones Farm, 3590 NC-268, Lenoir, Caldwell County. Friday $5, Saturday $10, Sunday $15 • Music begins 7 pm Friday • Saturday: music competition at 10 • Non-music and children’s activities: hayrides, storytelling, children’s crafts, rock stacking in the river. • 10 am Sunday concert with all-star lineup. Details at www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org
Mooresville Music on Main — 6-9 p.m. Sept 7: Beach/Variety music on first Fridays May–Oct. Main Street, Mooresville. www.racecityusa.org
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 https://northcarolinamusic halloffame.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

LSt to perform‘Steel Magnolias’ — Aug. 23-Sept 7. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
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. 17: Wines of Argentina Wine Tasting with Alexis Mutter, Grapevine Distributing. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com
Toast of Kannapolis returns — 2-6 p.m., Sept. 22: Wine and craft beer tasting event, The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way.Tickets $25 at toastofkannapolis.eventbrite.com, 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, 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.
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday-Saturday, Aug 17-18: 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 www.salisburyghostwalk.com
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.
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.
Milford Hills Baptist Church Community Brunch — 10 am Aug. 21: Fellowship Hall at 1238 East Colonial Drive. Entertainment by Leslie Rich. Donations requested. 704-633-1423.
GoPro Motorplex August Victory Lap Cruise-In — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 21: 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville/ www.racecityusa.org
Stories Under the Stars: Little Red Riding Hood — 7-8 p.m. Aug. 25: By The Green Room Community Theatre. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St, Kannapolis go.activecalendar.com
Hot Summer Nights at Historic Gold Hill — Aug 25: 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674, www.historicgoldhill.com
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm Aug 25 Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series Melty Lancer. For age 12 and up • Free, open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
High Point Museum hosts Pokemon Saturday — 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25: Historical Park includes two Pokestops and two Pokegyms. Museum staff will drop 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, www.highpointmuseum.org
Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — 10 a.m. Aug. 25-26: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road, Concord, $5-$15, repticon.com
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 www.nctrans.org
Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Sept 14: 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.
Alive After 5 downtown Landis Cruise In — 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14: Central Ave, Downtown Landis, www.townoflandis.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. 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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
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. www.facebook.com/southsalisbury
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, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/

Comedy

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.

Fundraisers

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.
The Land Trust: River Dance — 6-11 p.m. Aug. 18: F&M Trolley Barn, 127 E. Liberty St., landtrustcnc.org
Back Creek Bluegrass Boys — 5:30 pm. Sunday, Aug 19: In concert at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 802 Bethesda Road, Statesville. Barbecue meal at 6:30 pm to benefit the Help Ministries of Troutman.
‘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
Annual Jesse’s Ride and Run — 8 a.m. registration Sept. 22: Proceeds benefit sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. Poker run starts/ends at Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road. Any road-worthy vehicle may participate, not just motorcylces. Shive Shuffle 5k run begins 9 a.m. Opening ceremony for the ride begins right after the start of the run. Chance to win $100. Registration $25. Entertaainment by nationally known country singer Rockie Lynne. All proceeds go to Honor One, a charity providing help to military, fire, police and first responders suffering with PTSD.
Dancing for the Arts — 6 pm Nov 10: $125. Dance competition puts local stars on Concord’s Davis Theater stage, begins with cocktail buffet, ends with dance party until midnight. Order tickets or vote online for $1 at Cabarrus Countyhttps://cabarrusartscouncil.org/support/dancing-for-the-arts
Challenge of the Badges — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept 29: Lunch noon-3 p.m., cornhole tournament 1-4 p.m. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Personnel, Law Enforcement, Fire, 911, and EMS to combine efforts to raise funds for Allen Carlyle, veteran employee of the Rowan County Department of Telecommunications. on a kidney and pancreas transplant list receiving dialysis daily. Public invited to day of fellowship at Dan Nicholas Park. Presale BBQ chicken prepared by Emergency Responders ($10/plate), cornhole tournament, concert in the park with Darrell Harwood (bring a chair). Coordinator: RCSO Capt. Tim Wyrick 704-239-0192.

Festivals

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. https://www.facebook.com/woodleaftomatofestival/
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 https://app.hatchbuck.com/OnlineForm/81425648618
Downtown Mooresville Festival of Food Trucks — 5-8:30 p.m. Sept 8: Main Street, Mooresville, www.racecityusa.org
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 (KC 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.
Annual Germanfest at the Old Stone House— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 15: Celebrate authentically at the 1766 Georgian stone house on Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
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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/

BTS events

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
Dorsett Chapel UCC Back to School Jam — 3-6 pm Aug 18: Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ, 1280 Hollywood Drive, Spencer. Theme: Fired Up (1 Samuel 17:32). Enjoy food, fun, games, receive school supplies.
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

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.

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
• 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

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. www.faithart.org 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 www.facebook.com/ events/ 852440764957974/ ?ti=icl. 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. www.SoFulYoga.com, 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, 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

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. 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

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
Saturday Cinema: The Incredibles — 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sept 8: Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228, www.rowancountync.gov
Classic Cinema Series: Casablanca — 2-4:10 p.m. Sept 14: Rowan Public Library, East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, www.rowancountync.gov

Art

Exhibit at CFA by artist Patt Legg — Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
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
New Exhibition at The Galleries — Art Walk and Artists’ Reception 6-9 pm Friday, Aug 17: In the Open Air, on exhibit through Oct 19. Plein air paintings by Jane Chapin, Aaron Johnson, Paul Keysar, Dottie T. Leatherwood, Diane Pike, Jeremy Sams. Chad Smith. 65 Union Street South, Concord, https://cabarrusartscouncil.org
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 www.caldwellarts.com

Trips

Community Travelers trip to Shatley Springs — Saturday, Aug. 25. Cost $30. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609 to reserve a seat.
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. Everyone is responsible for transportation to Charlotte airport.
• Dec. 1, Spartanburg, S.C. First Baptist Church. A Christmas play. 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 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 rowancountyfair.net 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, www.leestreet.org
Wanted: singers — Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society invites all voices as we begin rehearsals for our holiday concerts on Sept. 4 at 7 pm at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St.. For more information, call 704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/
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 staff@salisburysymphony.org
Charlotte’s Acting Out Studio hosts auditions — 1-7:30 pm Aug 26: Schedule audition for American Immersion Theater at https://ait.careers. Acting Out Studio, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Ste 204, Charlotte. Be ready to engage in guided improv scenarios and group interaction. Questions? Email casting@americanimmersion.theater.
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

Carolina Artists Expo — Carolina Artists is looking for artists to display their work.Entry forms at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., or www.thecarolinaartists. org. Deadline for entries is Sept. 10. The annual Expo is Sept. 18-20 at the Civic Center. Awards reception is 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
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

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 buskersbash@gmail.com for more info
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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