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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 30-Sept. 5

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

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • DEJA Band, Sept 8 at 9 p.m. • 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — • 704-762-9989, https://www.facebook.com/The fishbowlsalisbury/
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 — 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 Duke Wicker. Sign up begins 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert by Douglass Thompson and Jay Corriher • 2-6 pm Monday: Second annual Hot Dog Day, celebrate Labor Day with hot dogs and fixins and drinks available for purchase • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm • Mean Mug Coffee Co 1024 S. Fulton St, 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: Jamie Slate • 8-10 pm Friday: Josh Tenery • 8-10 pm Saturday: Mitch Hayes• 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7-9 pm Wednesday Sept 5: Old Tyme Radio Show hosted by CJ Peters • Also Yoga in the Brewery 6:30-7:30 pm, $6 for class and pint of beer or glass of wine • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday: Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Jeff Michels and The New High Country Boys • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Tim Elliott at 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

FUMC FirstArts Season 11 —
• 7:30 pm Sept. 14: Jazz Classique concert featuring pianist John Mochnick, vibraphonist Roberts Oriheula, bassist Matt Kendrick, percussionist John Wilson;
• 7:30 pm Oct. 26: Renowned NC soprano Andrea Edith Moore, graduate of NC School of the Arts and Yale University, performing a concert of German lieder and American art song with pianist Klaus Dieter Jung from Hamburg, Germany;
• 8 pm Dec. 6: Greensboro-based professional choral ensemble Bel Canto Company under the direction of Dr. Welborn Young.
$10 suggested donation requested for each.
First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St, 704-636-3121, ext 104 or www.fumcsalisbury.org
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.
George Hamilton IV Memorial Folksy Music Festival — 5-10 pm Sept 22: Benefits RJ Reynolds High School’s Arts Magnet Program and in memory of RJ Reynolds alumnus George Hamilton IV. Advance discounted adult tickets on sale now for $15 at https://tinyurl.com/yb4jdz7b. Look for FolksyFest. Seniors/ student tickets also available now online for $10; children under 12 free with adult. Beginning Sept 8, adult tickets online are regular $20 price. 336-703-4145, extension 52812 RJ Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, http://www.folksyfest.com
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
The Flat Tire Trio at RPL — Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.: Free. Sponsored by Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228,www.rowancountync.gov
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://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
Music at the D with Josh Sanders — 2-5 p.m. Sept. 28: Douglas Vineyards, 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, douglasvineyardswines.com
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.
Southern Avenue performing at The Fillmore Charlotte — Oct 11: Tickets $30-$35 at www.southernavenueband.com

Theater

Catawba College Theatre Arts 218-19 season —
‘Sister of the Stars,’ opens 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 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, Florence Busby Corriher Theatre.
‘Into the Woods’ 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, and 2:30 p.m. April 13, Hedrick Little Theatre.
Tickets $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults, free to Catawba College students, faculty, staff. www.catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.
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). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org
W-S’s Spring Theatre presents ‘The ABCs of Rock & Roll’ — 7:30 pm. Sept 19-21: Rock & roll journey through the alphabet with spectacular cast and live band. Tickets $20 at www.springtheatre.org or 336- 747-1414. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem.

Wine & beer tastings

Rowan Arts & Ag Harvest Winery Tour — • Sept 1: Old Stone Winery & Morgan Ridge Vineyards • Sept 8: Douglas Vineyards & Cauble Creek Vineyard • Sept 22: Old Stone Winery & Morgan Ridge Vineyards • Sept 29: Douglas Vineyards & Cauble Creek Vineyard • $25 tickets include transportation and two wine tastings per event day. 704-638-3100.
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.
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 31: Wines for Your Labor Day Weekend with Stephanie. $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

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.
Annual 911 remembrance at the Price of Freedom Museum — 9 am-3 pm Sept 8: Ceremony honoring all First Responder heros; National Anthem performed by Eva Millsaps. Also on site: artist John Hartley. Bring your restored farm equipment and vehicles to display while listening to Strings of Victory. Museum also open; free admission. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. At Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
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.
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 prayrowan@gmail.com 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 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.
Randy’s rain or shine antique event — Saturday 8 am-4 pm, Sunday 9 am-4 pm Sept 8-9: Food available for purchase. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. $1 adult admission. 704-425-9838.
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/

Blood drives

Community Blood Center — Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 9: Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St, Landis, 980-621-5862. www.cbcc.us
Community Blood Center — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25: Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, 800-228-2922 . www.cbcc.us

Fundraisers

BikeMS Fundraiser — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 31: Auction/Raffle with funds going to BikeMS in support of Kenn Phillips on his BikeMS: Historic New Bern Ride Sept. 8-9. The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road, 704-213-1467.
BBQ chicken fundraiser for Tom and Rhonda Lowe — 11 a.m. until, Sept 8: Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 3760 Stokes Ferry Road. $10 per plate, dine-in, take-out. Rhonda hs MS and requires almost total care. Tom recently underwent third invasive back surgery and is unable to return to work. Make monetary donations to Trinity Medical Care/Samantha Harkey Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit or Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 1509 E. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28146.
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 Bad Romeo, 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. Emcee Doug Rice, president PRN. $30-$35. Donations go to scholarship fund for families with special needs children.Trinity Oaks, Klumac Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org
BBQ, Bands & Boots — 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29: Crosby Scholars fundraiser at F&M Trolley Barn, 165 East Liberty St. www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org
Calling all Dachshunds….Start Your Engines — 11 am Oct. 6: Mooresville’s annual Wiener Race benefits local animal advocate organizations. Fee to register and race your dog is $25 along with proof of all required vaccinations. Register at www.mooresvillewienerrace.com by Sept. 31. Trophies awarded to winners in four racing divisions (puppies, juniors, adults and seniors), plus “Cutest” and “Best Dressed.” Check-in begins 9:30 a.m. See www.mooresvillewienerrace.com
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.
Grace Lutheran’s 10th annual Fish Fry plus Tractor Show — Oct 13: Tractor Show 10 am-2 pm; fish fry 4 pm-until. Dine in or carry out. All proceeds go to Scott Brady, diagnosed with stage 3C breast cancer. Games, prizes, raffles, food, music. Grace Lutheran Church, 3020 Grace Church Road. 704-857-8641.

Festivals

2018 North Carolina Folk Festival — Friday, Sept. 7-Sunday, Sept. 9: Free admission, three-day weekend celebration of America’s roots & heritage in downtown Greensboro. In addition to performers, the festival will feature NCpotters. See lineup at ncfolkfest.com or facebook.com/NCFolkFestival
Downtown Mooresville Festival of Food Trucks — 5-8:30 p.m. Sept 8: Main Street, Mooresville, www.racecityusa.org
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— 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 15: Celebrate German culture and history on the grounds of the 1766 Georgian stone house, 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry. New Sarum Brewing has brewed four special beers. $5 adults, $3 students. 770 Old Stone House Rd. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
Stories by the Millstream Festival — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept 20: Literary event sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library. Rowan County’s 2nd graders hear storytellers in a park setting. www.rowancountync.gov
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
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend — 10 a.m. Sep. 29-30: $14-$25. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. www.carolina.renfestinfo.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/
39th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6-7: 180+ handcraft crafters, music, food, kids’ activities, wildlife center, more. Free admission. Dan Nicholas Park, Bringle Ferry Road. https://www.rowancountync.gov/550/Autumn-Jubilee
Downtown Concord Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt — 4-8 p.m. Oct 20: First ever Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Participants gather clues from downtown businesses to solve the Downtown Mystery! Price includes two drink tickets, lanyard, map, chance to enter the murder mystery drawing. Afterparty at Red Hill. Info: CDDC, 704-784-4208 or email info@concorddowntown.com
Concord’s Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival — 1-5- p.m. Nov 3: Beer tastings, chili tastings, live entertainment all afternoon in Downtown Concord. Tickets on sale now: $30 Beer & Chili Ticket; $25 Chili Tasting Only Ticket. Call 704-784-4208 or email info@concorddowntown.com

History

A Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion — 10 am-4 pm Sept 1-2: Step into 1780 and see firsthand how Charlotte earned its rebellious reputation. Revolutionary War Battle reenactment on the grounds both days. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, ages 5 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, circa 1800 living-history farm and cotton plantation. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312 or www.lattaplantation.org
Founders’ Day at Historic Gold Hill — Sept 22: Celebrate the history and culture of the once famous gold mining town. 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674, www.historicgoldhill.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.

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, tteichroew@gmail.com

At Rufty-Holmes

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.
Day of Peace Event — 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21: Exhibits, food samples, music, native dances.To represent a specific country, contact 704-216-7705 for details.
Leisure Trip to Renaissance Fair — Leave 9 a.m. Sep. 29.
Poetry Writing — Sept 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Chance to create your own take home poem.

Classes

Six-week class at Pottery 101 — For beginners and for those with some experience. Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. Cost is $150, for ages 14-adult. • Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9-Nov. 13 • or Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 10-Nov. 14 • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com or www.pottery-101.com
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.
Create art at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden —
• Basket weaving class, Sept 18 at 6 pm, $20 cash, no experience required, all supplies included.
• 2X2 barn quilt workshop Sept 8 at 11 am, create your own decorative 2ft x 2ft painted wood barn quilt. $45/ $5 discount for groups of 5 or more, deadline to register Sept 5;
• Create your own mailbox/ garden size mini premium grade hanging barn quilt, 12×16 inches. Sept 22 at 11 am. $45. Light lunch and supplies included.
• Chalk couture kick off. All you have to do is buy your board from us. Sept 21 at 6 pm. $30 . Won’t rub off and looks painted on.
• RSVP and prepay for all classes to West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 704-278-2800, 11575 Nc Hwy 801 Mt. Ulla.
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.
ESU presents Elliot Engel— 6:30 p.m. Sept 20: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program presents Dr Engel, one of the most personable and entertaining keynote speakers to emerge from academia in the last half century, on ‘Our Slippery Mother Tongue: A Light History of the English Language.’ Held Third Thursdays at Country Club of Salisbury. Reservations $32. You do not have to be a member to attend. RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660.

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

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 Movies at RPL East
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
Mooresville Movies on Main: Free Willy — 8:30-10 p.m. Sept. 21. Main Street Mooresville. www.racecityusa.org

Art

Keyth Kahrs and Jim Taylor to host opening reception — 6-8:30 pm Friday, Sept. 7: Joint showing of recent works in both oils and acrylics on display Sept. 6-29 at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St, 704-469-2781 www.railwalkgallery.com
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
Opening reception for WVAC Fall/Winter Exhibition: Threads of Time — 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 14: Plus artists talk. Exhibit opens Sept. 8. Waterworks Visual Arts Center 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 — Plein Air paintings by artist Phyllis Steimel and photography work by William Whitaker. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St. Closed Mondays. 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

Trips

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 13-18, 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, $150 deposit by Dec. 10, 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.
Gold Hill Founders Day—Sept 22: Applications still available for arts, crafts and heritage living exhibits, tractors, hit & miss engines, etc. Download from www.historicgoldhill.com or call 704-279-1630.
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.
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, foresthillsale@gmail.com

Auditions/call for performers

PPT to present ‘Wait Until Dark’ — 7 pm Sept. 11-12: Open auditions for Wait Until Dark. Meroney Theatre, 3rd floor, 213 S Main St. Cold readings from the script. Production dates: Oct 25-Nov 3.Learn more at www.piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.
6th Annual Buskers-Bash — 5-9 pm Oct. 5: Musicians, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, mimes, street performers of all sorts invited to perform 6-8 pm. Attendees vote for their favorite busker; prizes awarded at grand hinale at City Tavern 9 pm, followed by open jam session. Apply at https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/buskers-bash-application-form/ Contact Sue McHugh 704-577-9965 for more info
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.
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 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

Carolina Artists Expo — 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 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 — 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 sketch by Sept. 8. Email info@concorddowntown.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
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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