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Roundabout — What’s happening Sept. 13-19

Before attending, check the list of weather postponements and cancellations at https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/09/12/cancellations-and-postponements-2/

 

County Fairs 2018

Final weekend: 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 —.• Sept 15 at 9 p.m.: Poisonous Crue (Poison/Motley Crue Tribute) • Sept. 22 • 9 p.m. Billy Joel Tribute: The Stranger • 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: rand Ole Uproar • Saturday: None Ya Business. • 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
Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: Open Mic with hosts Old Rockers. Sign up begins 6:30 • 6:30-9 pm Saturday: Half-Way to St. Paddy’s Day Jam • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert by teen brothers Shadez of Crazee • 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: Corey Leutjen • 8-10 pm Friday: Brad Rattledge • 8-10 pm Saturday: Briana Atwell • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried• 7-9 pm FIRST Tuesdays: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • Wednesday after yoga: 730-830 pm Devin Everheart • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday: Lonesome Road Bluegrass • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: NuHiWay. • 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

FUMC FirstArts Jazz Classique concert — • 7:30 pm Friday Sept. 14: 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
Salisbury Symphony season premiere ‘Americana’ Symphony and soloist Anyeé Farrar — 7:30 pm Oct 6: Celebrating America’s great composers: Copland, Barber, Thompson, Maggio, O’Connor. Featuring “Americana” Symphony by master fiddler and composer and Lake Norman resident Mark O’Connor; Salisbury Symphony Chorale; soprano soloist Anyeé Farrar. Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium,www.salisburysymphony.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
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
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
Jeff Whittington Bluegrass Band — Sept 27: They’re back, but for one show only this season. $20, 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Music at the D with Josh Sanders — 2-5 p.m. Sept. 28: Douglas Vineyards, 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, douglasvineyardswines.com
Music on Main: The Lilly Brothers —6-9 p.m. Oct. 5: Main Street, Mooresville www.racecityusa.org
2018 NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony — 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: 10th annual Induction Ceremony, historic GEM Theater, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, downtown Kannapolis. 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/
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

LSt presents ‘For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday’ — Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 2:30 pm. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. Adults $17.55, students $10 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Catawba College Theatre Arts seaon opens — ‘Sister of the Stars,’ 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, Hedrick Little Theatre. $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults. www.catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.
PPT presents special Arts & Ag performance of ‘Charlotte’s Web’ — 1:30 and 3:30 pm Oct 13-14: Special production performed at Patterson Farm in the barn. The corn MAiZE will be available before or after the production. Tickets $2.50 and are in addition to Fall Fun on the Farm Admission. Under 2 are free. See www.piedmontplayers.com/
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 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. 14: Wines of Andrea Bocelli with Ethan Chapman, Advintage Distributing. Taste wines as good as Andrea’s voice sounds. $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-
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday-Saturday, Sept14-15: Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.com
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.
Rufty’s Chrismon Shop’s Fall Chrismon Open House —10 am-2 pm Saturday, Sept. 22: Newest designs for 2018. Free help table plus Q&A session. Light refreshments. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com
611: At the Throttle at NC Transportation Museum — Sept. 22-23: $611. Details at 704-636-2889 www.nctrans.org
Spencer Public Library hosts program on the Good Old Days of Spencer — 4-6 pm Sept 27: Special speaker Rowan Museum‘s Aaron Kepley; Spencer locals 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.
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
Sports Cards and Collectibles Show — Sept. 29: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704- 633-5632, rowancountyfair.net
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.
Legends By Lantern at the NC Transportation Museum — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13: 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
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.
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.
South Salisbury Fire Department Open House — Noon-4 p.m. Oct 13: 3207 Old Concord Road. Visit the firefighters, station and trucks. Also on hand Novant MedFlight and crew, Rowan County Rescue Squad, NC Highway Patrol’s antique and modern car display, Rowan County EMS, more. Snacks, drinks, freebies, kids’ activities. www.facebook.com/southsalisbury
Spook-Tacular Saturday at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct 27: Trick-or-Treating, adult and children’s costume contest, kids games by Salisbury Harley Owner’s Group & Ladies of Harley. Cheerwine and food vendors. Free admission. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/
Comedy

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — Nov. 3: Ovens Auditorium. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. -Tickets $46.75-$56.75 plus service charges.

Book signings

Author of ‘The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek’ book signing — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14: Concord’s Vincent James Vezza’s new novella is “Neverborn.” Vezza will sign books South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

Blood drives

Sept. 16 • 1-5:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 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

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
Granite Quarry Colored/Shuford Memorial School Fish Fry — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept 21: Benefits Geneva Oglesby Community Center, Granite Quarry. Flounder and croaker plates with baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert $10. Hot dog plates with baked beans, chips $5. By Inland Point Seafood Catering. Water/sodas $1. Will deliver 10 or more plates. Contact E. Sifford at 704-202-6973.
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
Chicken & Pickin at the China Grove Roller Mill — 5-7 pm. Oct 6: Benefits Historical Roller Mill, 308 North Main St., China Grove. Homemade chicken and dumplings, desserts.Musical entertainment and a silent auction, Mill tours. $10 adults and $5 children.
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. Contact Nikki at www.northhillschristian.com
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 a veteran employee of the Rowan County Department of Telecommunications. on a kidney and pancreas transplant list. Public invited to a 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 comfy chair if you like). 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.
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
Salisbury Symphony Guild Christmas wreath sale — Begins Oct 6 : Homegrown and handcrafted to order by NC artisan Bryce Kepley. All profits donated to children’s music programs. Choose 12 inches, $25 or 16 inches for $40. Place orders at the Symphony’s first concert at Keppel Auditorium on Oct 6 or call Angie Smith at 704-647-8216 or Ann Meredith, 704-645-8300. www.salisburysymphony.org/guild

Festivals

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
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
Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival — Sept 21-22: Fourth annual celebration of music, food, mountain tradition, in downtown Wilkesboro. 100+ musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers hosted by Wilkes County’s Kruger Brothers plus Steel Wheels, Jim Lauderdale, Secret Sisters, Front Country, Humming House, The Roosevelts, Snyder Family Band, The Trailblazers, Wayne Henderson, Presley Barker. Complete lineup and stage schedules at www.carolinainthefall.org.
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m. Sept. 29-30: $14-$25. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. www.carolina.renfestinfo.com
Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival — Oct. 1-14: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, azy5ranch.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/
VA Medical Center annual Fall Festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5: Crafts, food, jewelry. Open to the public. Salisbury VA Medical Center, 1601 Brenner Ave., 704-638-9000, www.vaea-salisbury.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
Foxtoberfest — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 11-14: Intimidators Stadium, 2888 Moose Road, Kannapolis, 704-932-3267 www.eventbrite.com
43rd annual OctoberTour of Homes — Oct 13-14: Exploring the railroad history between Salisbury and Spencer. $20-$30. Historic house tours, food, live entertainment, craft beer and wine, children’s activities. Historic Salisbury Foundation, 215 Depot St., www.octobertour.com
Bank Street Cafe — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 13-14: Live music, food, children’s entertainment, craft beer and wine. Antique fire truck rides, colonial games. 300 block of West Bank St., 704-636-0103 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

Rowan Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. Tuesday Sept 18: Catawba College history professor Gary Freeze on “Southern Railroad Maps.” Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Free.
Founders’ Day at Historic Gold Hill — 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept 22: Arts, crafts, heritage living exhibits, gold panning, music, food, parade, kids games, family fun and more. 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.

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 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: 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. Sept. 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 —Basic and intermediate 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 class, Sept 18 at 6 pm, $20 cash, no experience required, supplies included.
• Create your own mailbox/ garden size mini 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

Public assembly on Drugs and Drugs Abuse — 6 pm Sept 15: Ways to avoid getting trapped and ways to help those that struggle with addictions. Guest speaker Dr. Aline Kent, founder, exec director of New Direction Now. Homestead Baptist Church, corner of West 22nd St and Hwy 29 in Kannapolis. 704-933-0376.
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.
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.
Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, Candlelight Vigil — 7- 8 pm Oct 1: Rowan County Court House Steps, 210 N Main St. Speakers, music, a bell toll in recognition of victims of domestic violence who passed in the past year. https://www.facebook.com/ events/2382111 301858830/

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

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
Free movies at RPL South branch — 6:30-8:30 p.m Sept. 18: Murder on the Orient Express South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove www.rowancountync.gov
Mooresville Movies on Main: Free Willy — 8:30-10 p.m. Sept. 21. Main Street Mooresville. www.racecityusa.org

Art

Meet artist Joe Sink at Pottery 101 — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept 14: Opening reception in the Pottery 101 gallery during the Brewbury Beer Crawl. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com or www.pottery-101.com
Keyth Kahrs and Jim Taylor exhibit — 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

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. 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

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 ‘Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon’ youth Audition workshop — 9 am-noon Sept 29: For young actors ages 6-18. $40. Norvell Theater, 135 East Fisher St. registration: 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Youth auditions for ‘Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon’ — 4 and 5 pm Oct 2-3: cold readings from the script, song and short dance routine. For young actors ages 6-18. performance dates Nov 9-10 and 16-17. Norvell Theater, 135 East Fisher St. Register at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
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.

Call for artists/ artisans

Center for Faith & the Arts accepting applications for 2019 Artist in Residence program — Open to students and professionals over age 18. A year long program. Deadline for applications is Nov. 1. Visit www.faithart.org or call 704-647-0999. Center for Faith & the Arts. 207 W Harrison St.

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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