Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 23-29
County Fairs 2018
Iredell County Fair — Aug. 31-Sept. 8, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 7-15, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 14-22, 704-633-5632 or www.rowancountyfair.net
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 17-22, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 4-8, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/
Dixie Classic County Fair — Sept. 28-Oct. 7 , Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com
NC State Fair — Oct. 11-21, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org
Community-wide Back to School Event — 9 am-noon Aug. 25: Soldiers Memorial A.m.e. Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. “Learning Life Skills Through Magic” with magician Glenn Yost. Wal-Mart gift cards for school age children and youth; refreshments. Sponsored by Soldiers Memorial Men’s Boosters Ministry. RSVP to George Washington, Sr. 704-536-1386.
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.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • Tonight: Thursday-Jukebox Revolver • Friday- Tim Elliot (2017 new country artist of the year) 9 pm. $10 cover • Saturday- Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana tribute band) • 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: Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band along with Fleming James. 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 Danny Franklin. Sign up begins at 6:30 • Non-3 pm Saturday: Nebulux Battle of the Bands. Free. Two Nebulux Music School bands battle for first place • 7:30 pm until Saturday: Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night; instructor on site. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free Concert by Jamie Slate • 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: Austin McNeil • 8-10 pm Friday: Neal Carter • 8-10 pm Saturday: Dreams Myth • 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 22: Aleta performing after Yoga in the Brewery (starts at 6:30) 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday: NuHiWay • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — 9 p.m. Sept 1: Tim Elliott. cover $10 • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.
Music & more
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. At 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.
The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys in concert — 5 pm. Aug 26: Franklin Presbyterian Church, 280 Franklin Church Drive.
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
Trailblazers in concert — 11 am. Sept 8: on the Front Porch Stage at Carolina Bible Camp, 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville. The Trailblazers are a 2018 IBMA Momentum Band nominee. Band members are Alex Edwards, Jonah Horton, Daniel Thrailkill, and Will Thrailkill. For this event they will be joined by special guest, Ivy Phillips.
Thompson Square at Cabarrus Arena — 8 p.m. Sept. 22: Tickets $30. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 N, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
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/
Carman Legacy Tour — 6-p.m. Sept. 23: Free general admission, VIP Tickets available. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218 mycornerstone.church
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 — • Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers: Nov 9 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.
Opening night: LSt performs ‘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
Catawba College Theatre Arts 218-19 season —
“Sister of the Stars,” opens 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Hedrick Little Theatre.
“Hamlet” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-17 Hedrick Little Theatre.
“The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-16 in Florence Busby Corriher Theatre.
“Into the Woods” 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, and at 2:30 p.m. on April 13 in Hedrick Little Theatre.
Tickets to each of the 2018-2019 season’s shows are $15 for adults, $10 for non-Catawba students and senior adults, and free to Catawba College students, faculty, and staff. www.catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug 24: Eastern Bloc Wine Tasting with Don Kokes of Ararat Imports: Wines of Georgia, Armenia and Bulgaria. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, email@example.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.
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.
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
Pray Rowan — Saturday Sept 1, from 10–11 a.m. at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel at Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
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
Labor Day Celebration at the Harold B. Jarrett — 4-7 pm Sept 3: Open to all members, family and friends. Free hot dogs, hamburgers; canteen will be open. Also collecting school supplies for Isenberg and Overton.Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 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 email@example.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 $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St. 704-638-3100.
art 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
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.
Community Blood Center — Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 9: Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St, Landis, 980-621-5862. www.cbcc.us
‘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. Entertainment 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.
Walk for Life — 5-8 p.m. Sept. 22: Theme Let Our Light Shine For Life at the Annual Walk. Shuford Stadium, Catawba College, 2295 Yost St., 704-633-7695 or pregnancysupport.com
Second annual Stand Together Music Festival — 2-10 p.m. Sept 22: Downtown China Grove, to raise funds and awareness for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Live entertainment by Mother Truckers • Jill Goodson Band • Too Much Sylvia • Red Dirt Revival • finale concert by Darrell Harwood. Plus survivor testimonals/guest speakers and raffles, kids’ zone. food trucks. Raffle drawing held Sept. 22, do not need to be present to win. Tickets $20, 11 big prizes.
Special Needs Fashion Show Fundraiser— 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22: Partners In Learning second annual Special Needs Fashion Show. $30-$35. Trinity Oaks, Klumac Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org
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 County https://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.
Gold Hill Summer Family Fun Night — 4-7:p.m. Aug 25: Celebrate the end of summer at Historic Gold Hill. Free games, activities for children with prizes while supply lasts. Fire trucks, EMS vehicles on display, Village shops open. Historic Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, www.goldhillnc.com
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. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
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
Gold Hill annual Founder’s Day — 9 am-6 pm Sept. 22: Celebrating the history and culture of the once famous gold mining town. Arts/crafts vendors, heritage exhibits, parade, music, gold panning, history hayrides, food, more. Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, www.historicgoldhill.com
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/
Rowan Museum: Rowan at Work — Through Sept. 23 : Exhibit focuses on work and jobs in Rowan County. Rowan Museum, 202 N Main St, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.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 27-30: Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games, Asheville Tourists. Purchase tickets at the gate or www.intimidatorsbaseball.com
4-8 p.m. Aug 25: Kaleidoscope Zombie Walk, Downtown Kannapolis
7 p.m. Aug 25: Stories Under the Stars: Little Red Riding Hood. By Greenroom Community Theatre at the Kannapolis Library. Free. Children 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
See summer’s entire schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov
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
• 9 -11 am Sept 11 : Flu & pneumonia Shots at Rite Aid
• 9 am -1 pm Sept 19 : Health Fair, open to the public
• 11 am Sept 20 American Red Cross Blood Drive
• 1:30 pm Oct 9: Mother of the Blues Pat Cohen. Free, but please sign up
• Trips: Linville Caverns: Sept 13, leave 7:30 am. Sign up by Sept 5;
Tanger Outlet Mebane: Sept 25, leave 9 am. Sign up by Sept 10;
Barn Dinner Theatre: Oct 2 : 11:45 am. Sign up by Sept 20
Oct 2: Barn Dinner Theatre “Steel Magnolias”• Nov 15: Charlotte Southern Christmas Show • Nov 27: Christmas at Billy Graham Library • Dec 4: Tanglewood Christmas Lights
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Sept 6: Melody Reid from Comfort Keepers on Super Foods & Healthy Living for seniors. Annual Salad Bar lunch. Bring items for baskets for shut in members.
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.
Carolina Artists offers classes — Sept. 20: $10 each for • 3-4 p.m. Doodling or • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Acrylic Painting. Call Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-2711 to sign up. 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., www.ruftyholmes.org
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
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
Movies at RPL East
Karate Kid — Aug. 24 • 12-4 p.m.
Casablanca — Sept 14 • 2-4:10 p.m.
Logan Lucky — Sept. 17 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Mystery Cinema — Sept. 18 • 6:30-8:30 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
Mooresville Movies on Main: Free Willy — 8:30-10 p.m. Sept. 21. Main Street Mooresville. www.racecityusa.org
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
Waterworks Visual Arts Center Fall/Winter opening reception Exhibition: The Threads of Time — 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 14: Plus artists talk. Exhibit opens Sept. 8. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Annual Carolina Artists Expo and reception— Sept. 18-22 at Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Awards reception is 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
‘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
Exhibition at The Galleries 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
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 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. 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. $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
Fall farmers market at Tractor Supply — Saturday, Sept. 22: Local growers, crafters, artisans may showcase homemade/homegrown goods.Also welcome: nonprofits and food trucks. Register at TSCEventPartners.com or by at the Salisbury store. Deadline Sept. 19.
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.
Please post thru Sept 15 Annual Second Blessings consignment event — Event dates Sept 21-22: Register through Sept 16 at foresthillumc.org, Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N Concord, 704-782-1109, email@example.com
Auditions/call for performers
Male and female singers for Symphony Chorale — 3-4 pm Aug 24: Walk-in (open) auditions at First United Church Choir Room, 217 S. Church St. for Salisbury Symphony Chorale. concert date is Oct 6. Practices are Mondays 7-9 pm. For questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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
LSt’s Polar Express Train Ride 2018 — Noon-5 pm Sept 22, 23, 29 and 3-5 pm. Sept 30: Live interactive event at NC Transportation Museum. Seeking actors, singers to portray roles from the film. Audition location: Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 1401 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer. See character breakdown at www.leestreet.org
Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour — 1 pm Oct. 20-21: Dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a comedic twist. Passengers travel back in time to Christmases past with Scrooge on his journey via the trolley in Downtown Salisbury. Performances begin Nov 23. All roles are paid positions.cold readings from the script. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.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 email@example.com.
Wanted: singers — 7 pm Sept. 4: Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society seeks all voices. Rehearsals for holiday concerts begin Sept. 4 at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Info: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. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. To schedule, call 216-1513 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Call for artists/ artisans
box Carolina Artists Expo — To enter art work find entry forms at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. or Fine Frame gallery 105 S. Main St. Leave finished entries at or mail to Rufty Holmes, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144 Deadline for entries is Sept. 10. The annual Expo is Sept. 18-22 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com
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