Roundabout: What’s happening Sept. 6-12

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 6, 2018

Community Calendar

County Fairs 2018

Final weekend: 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.• Poisonous Crue (Poison/Motley Crue Tribute), Sept 15 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 — 10 pm-2 am. $5 cover • Friday: TreeHouse • Saturday: Dad Bod • 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: 9/8 will be Bachar Chayah and Sean Spillane. Thanx 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 Shafiq. Sign up begins 6:30 • 7-10 pm Saturday: Karaoke • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert by Chase Hicks • 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: Mama Tried • 8-10 pm Friday: Alec & Austin • 8-10 pm Saturday: Joel McCarson • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday:Gaining Ground Bluegrass band at the Sunrise Cafe • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Saturday night bluegrass at the Sunrise cafe welcomes HAZY RIDGE • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

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. TFor this event they will be joined by special guest, Ivy Phillips.
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;$10 suggested donation. First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St, 704-636-3121, ext 104 or www.fumcsalisbury.org
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
On Stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord — Jeff Whittington: 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept 2. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

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 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 Sept 7: A Tour of California’s Central Coast Wineries with Alexis Mutter, Grapevine Distributing. $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
Deadline tomorrow: Manga Mania and Comic Capers at Spencer Public Library — 4-6 pm Sept 13: Special guests Henry Fairley of Collectivity Cartoon Shoppe in Granite Quarry on cartoons; door prizes of Manga coloring . Come prepared to draw. Prizes for best drawing in your age category.Free pizza, snacks.Must register at Spencer Library by Sept 7, 300 4th St, 704-636-9072.
Spencer Public Library hosts program on the Good Old Days of Spencer — 4-6 pm Sept 27: Special speaker Rowan Museum‘s Aaron Kepley; local residents of Spencer share stories from the good old days, plus Clyde Miller, former pipe-fitter for Southern Railway, Spencer Mayor Jim Gobbel, Alderman Mike Boone, Jeff Long, descendant of early pioneers. Light refreshments. 300 4th St, 704-636-9072.
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 Sept 29 Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series Getbackers. For age 12 and up • Free, open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
Astronomical Society of Rowan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Roger Overcash on Dark Matter. At Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview circle Info: Barbara 704-664-6939 or Ralph 704-855-1591 www.astrowan.org
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.
Send your barn quilt photo — West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden is seeking to document barn quilts in Rowan Coutny. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to https://www.facebook.com/463907544111609/posts/468940390274991/ or call 704-278-2800 or visit 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla.
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.

Blood drives

Sept. 9 • Noon-3 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St, Landis, 980-621-5862. Community Blood Center, www.cbcc.us

Sept. 16 • 1-5:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Sept. 6 • 2:30-7 p.m.
Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab, 820 Klumac Road, American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Sept. 12 • 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Sept. 4 •Noon-4:30 p.m.
E.H. Dole American Red Cross Chapter, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd W. American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Sept. 20 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Midas, 2130 Statesville Blvd, American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Sept. 20 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd, American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Sept. 25 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St, 800-228-2922. Community Blood Center, www.cbcc.us

Fundraisers

Horse show benefits Midnight’s Promise — Gates open 7:30 a.m. Sept 8: First class at 9 am. English, Western & Gaited Open Horse Show to benefit Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue. $10 per class or $50 for the day. 57 classes peewee, youth and adult Ellis Equestrian Center 2054 E Ridge Road, 704-798-6641, www.midnightspromise.org
6th annual Faith Fire Department Party in the Park — Oyster Roast & Fish Fry 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Faith American Legion Park, 115 Gantt St., Faith. All you can eat seafood buffet with oysters $35/without oysters $20. Kids plate ages 6-10 $8, 5 and under eat free. Tickets at Faith Soda Shop or A Faith Fire Department Member OR call Dale Peeler 704-202-3123. All proceeds go to Faith Fire Department.
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.
NHCS Class of 2019 Car Wash — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 8: NHCS Campus www.northhillschristian.com
Meet Bass Pro Clifton Bradley from Swannanoa — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14: Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, Crescent Road, Rockwell, Casting contests for Kids with prizes, free hot dogs, chips, Cheerwines, live gospel music, drawing for $100 gift card to Bass Pro Shops. Cosponsored by Lyerly Evangelical Church and Saleeby-Fisher YMCA.
3rd annual Barbecue, Bingo, and Beer — 6- 9 pm Sept. 20: Benefits The Conflict Resolution Center, providing services for families in Cabarrus, Rowan, and Stanly Counties, reconciling relationships impacted by conflict. Held at Red Hill Brewing Company, 21 Union St S., Ste. 3511, Concord. $30 adult tickets include dinner, drinks, bingo card; $10 for kids 10 and younger. Tickets at www.facebook.com/nomoreconflict
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. 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
Fore the Future Golf Tournament — 8:30 a.m. Oct 26: Country Club of Salisbury. Benefits North Hills Christian School. See http://events.constantcontact.com/ register/event?llr= wrqnz6cab&oeidk= a07efmph6xo3a8a3b44 or contact Nikki www.northhillschristian.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.
Second Blessings Fall and Winter Consignment event — Sept. 21-22: starts 9 am Fri; 8 am Saturday. Forest Hill United Methodist Church multipurpose center, 265 Union St N, Concord, 704-782-1109, foresthillumc.org
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

Town of East Spencer Community Day — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Join us for community-building, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, live music by Vacynze, T-Jam and the Nerdy Blues, free food, bounce house for kids, door prizes and more. Come check out the new community garden space. Held at 110 S. Long St., the old Rowan-Salisbury Administration Building. In parnership with Health Rowan.

North Carolina Folk Festival — Sept. 7-9: Downtown Greensboro. With Rhiannon Giddens. Additional artists TBA. Admission is free. ncfolkfestival.com

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
43rd annual OctoberTour — Oct 13-14: Exploring the railroad history between Salisbury and Spencer. Tickets at http://www.octobertour.com/
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

Kannapolis History Associates present Mark Spitzer — 7 p.m. Monday Sept 10: Update on ongoing research and overview of NCRC’s economic and community development initiatives. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
Rowan History Club hosts ‘The World Trade Center, My Story’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11: Presented by Andrew Walker. He and his family became US citizens in 2004 as a direct response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Q&A period follows. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.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.
China Grove Roller Mill Display at South Rowan library — Oct 1 – 30: Presented by Rowan Museum and China Grove Roller Mill.

Kannapolis free summer events
1-7 pm Sept 8: Downtown Kannapolis Cruise-In.

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
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.

At RPL

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. See www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
• Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228
• East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838
• South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727

Classes

Six-week class at Pottery 101 —Basic and intermedi ate wheel and glazing techniques. $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
Create art at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden —
• Basket weaving, 6 p.m. Sept. 18, $20 cash, no experience required, all supplies included;
• Chalk couture kick off. All you have to do is buy your board from us. Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. $30. Won’t rub off and looks painted on;
• Create your own mailbox/ garden size mini premium grade hanging barn quilt, 12×16 inches. 11 a.m. Sept. 22, $45. Light lunch and supplies included;
• RSVP and prepay for all classes to West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt. Ulla.
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.
Moms in Prayer host Lunch and Learn — 11 am-1:30 pm Sept 22: RSVP to 704-213-4776 or mipirowan@gmail.com. Sorry no babysitting available. Jake Alexander Blvd. Hurley YMCA Board Room. Info: Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, momsinprayer. org
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 — 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Lexington Farmers Market — 9 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 —9 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 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.
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 — 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

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.
• 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. $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

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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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 — 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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