Roundabout — what’s happening Sept. 20-26

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2018

Community Calendar

County Fairs 2018

Final weekend: Rowan County Fair — Sept. 14-22, 704-633-5632 or
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 17-22, Lexington,
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 4-8, Albemarle,
Dixie Classic County Fair — Sept. 28-Oct. 7 , Winston-Salem,
NC State Fair — Oct. 11-21, Raleigh,

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —.• Sept. 22 • 9 p.m. Billy Joel Tribute: The Stranger • 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647,
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Scarred Worship and Kevin McIver. Info 704-213-1467. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: Open Mic with host Danny Franklin. Sign up begins 6:30 • 7:30-11 pm, Saturday: Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert by Will Pittman and Brian Hicks • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm • Mean Mug Coffee Co 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Andrew Hodges • 8-10 pm Friday: live music• 8-10 pm Saturday: 2nd Anniversary Party with J & J Duo (Joel McCarson & Josh Tenery 5pm – 7pm and again 8pm – 10pm ) Parking lot party and Home brew contest begins at 3pm • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic • Wednesday after yoga 730-830 pm Aleta • 704-754-8379,
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 pm Friday 9-21: Sons of the South • 6:30-8 pm Saturday 9-22 : NuHiWay with special guest Michael Souther on banjo • 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

Rowan County’s Marching Band Preview — Sept. 22: Gates open 5 pm; performances begin 6 p.m., conclude around 8:30 p.m. at North Rowan High School’s stadium, 300 N. Whitehead Ave. in Spencer. Performances by each Rowan County high school marching band, concludes with joint performance. Tickets $5, children 5 and under free. Concessions available.
Bailey Blues and Bluegrass lunchtime concert series in W-S — Through Oct.24: Free Wednesday shows 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 445 N. Patterson Ave., W-S.
• Sept. 26: Emily Stewart & Kasey Horton
• Oct 3: Wyndy Trail Travelers
• Oct 10: Appalachian string band trio
• Oct 17:Mountain string band trio
• Oct 24: Mike Bennett and Bruce Burgess
Bailey Park, 445 N. Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem
Symphony season premiere ‘Americana’ Symphony and soloist Anyeé Farrar — 7:30 pm Oct 6: Celebrating America’s great composers. 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,
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. Adults $20, seniors/students $10; under 12 free with adult. 336-703-4145, ext 52812 RJ Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem,
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,
Carman Legacy Tour — 6-p.m. Sept. 23: Free general admission, VIP Tickets available. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218
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,
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
Music at the D with Josh Sanders — 2-5 p.m. Sept. 28: Douglas Vineyards, 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Music on Main: The Lilly Brothers —6-9 p.m. Oct. 5: Main Street, Mooresville
Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention — 4-11 p.m. Oct. 13: Competition for bluegrass, old time and bluegrass gospel band and individual instrument categories. Youth and Adult divisions. $8. East Rowan High School, 175 St Lukes Church Road, 704-279-5232
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
Gary Allan at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1: Country music megastar. Tickets $22, $36, $56 and $96 plus fees at Cabarrus Arena box office, or 800-754-3000.
Salisbury Symphony presents Jazz Night at Livingstone — Nov 10: Varick Auditorium. Tickets at
Coming to Ovens Auditorium — • 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., 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets.
Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers: Nov 9 • 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
On Stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord —
• Jeff Whittington: 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept 27
• Soul Street Dance Company: 4 pm Saturday, Oct 13
• Sammy Miller & The Congregation: 8 pm Friday, Oct 19
65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or


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 or 704-310-5507.
Catawba College Theatre Arts 2018-19 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. 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
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,
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 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, 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 • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: Wine & Pizza Dinner with Certified Sommelier Mark Orsini. $25/person. Prepaid reservations. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

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-
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.
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.
Sports Cards and Collectibles Show — Sept. 29: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704- 633-5632,
Rufty’s Chrismon Shop’s Fall Chrismon Open House —10 am-2 pm Saturday, Sept. 22: Newest designs for 2018. We will have a free help table set-up plus Q&A session. Light refreshments. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive,
611: At the Throttle at NC Transportation Museum — Sept. 22-23: $611. Details at 704-636-2889
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
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 or call 704-278-2800 or visit 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla.
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday-Saturday, Sept 21-22: 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
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.
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,


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

Blood drives

Community Blood Center — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25: Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, 800-228-2922 .
Sept. 20 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Midas, 2130 Statesville Blvd, American Red Cross,
Sept. 20 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd, American Red Cross,
Sept. 25 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St, 800-228-2922. Community Blood Center,


Town of Granite Quarry Food Drive — Through December. The Town will be collecting non-perishable foods and taking them to local shelters and food banks. All donations will stay in our area. Also please consider donating necessities such as blankets, toiletries, laundry supplies, socks, baby supplies, diapers, wipes, etc. Drop off site: Granite Quarry Town Hall, 143 N. Salisbury Ave, Granite Quarry.
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
Granite Quarry Colored/Shuford Memorial School Fish Fry — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept 21: Geneva Oglesby Community Center, 663 Dunn’s Mountain Road, 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. 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
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,
Rescheduled: Meet Bass Pro Clifton Bradley from Swannanoa — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28: 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.
UNCF Kick-Off at Livingstone College — 7 pm Sept 29: Friday Night Blues & Jazz at the Pavilion featuring: Bob Paolino George W. Smith Jr. and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Come out in support of education. Livingstone College Campus, 701 W. Monroe St.
BBQ, Bands & Boots — 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29: Crosby Scholars fundraiser at F&M Trolley Barn, 165 East Liberty St.
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 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
Fore the Future Golf Tournament — 8:30 a.m. Oct 26: Country Club of Salisbury. Benefits North Hills Christian School. Contact Nikki at
Spencer Woman’s Club annual mum and pansy sale — 8 am-1 pm Sept. 29: Mums $6, Pansies $13 per flat. 100 3rd St. Call 704-636-7836.
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 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,
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 County
Salisbury Symphony Guild Christmas wreath sale — 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.


Rescheduled: Annual Germanfest at the Old Stone House— 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27: 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
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.
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,
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
Come Aboard for thehe City Of Oaks Pirate Fest —
10 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday, Sept 22 — NCMuseum of History hosts educational event at Bicentennial Plaza, downtown Raleigh with reenactors, musicians, crafters, piratical mischief, maritime history through hands-on activities and live performances. Free parking and admission. Info or 919-807-7900.
The Town of Granite Quarry’s second annual Adult Fish 4 Fun at Night — 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28: New date due to excessive rain fall. Sign up at Town Hall during business hours. Keep what you catch! At Granite Lake Park. Bring your poles, bait, and coolers to take your fish home in. Largest fish wins a $50 Bass Pro Gift Card. Don’t forget to bring your donation for the Granite Quarry Food Drive.
Kannapolis Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Festival and Fire Truck Parade — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29: Kannapolis City Hall & Police Headquarters, 401 Laureate Way.
Granite Quarry Family Fun Fest — 2-7 pm Saturday, Oct. 27: At Granite Lake Park. Bouncy house, food, live band will perform from 2-5 pm plus Trick or Treating. Stick around to watch “Night of the Living Dead.” Free popcorn. Don’t forget to bring your donations for the Granite Quarry Food Drive.
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m. Sept. 29-30: $14-$25. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.
Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival — Oct. 1-14: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville,
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.
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,
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.
Foxtoberfest — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 11-14: Intimidators Stadium, 2888 Moose Road, Kannapolis, 704-932-3267
Downtown Hickory annual Oktoberfest — Oct 12-14: Live music from Adam Kiraly Band, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha, Deacon Black, PaperWork, mpire Strikes Brass. Empire Strikes Brass, The Foothills Oompah Band, blues man John Nemeth, Centerpiece Jazz, steel drum band Pan Jive, The Message, McKinney Gap, Hickory Jazz Orchestra. See 43rd annual Oct Tour 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.Oct
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.Oct

5th annual Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest — 9 a.m. -noon Oct. 13: Features free yoga, Zumba, line dancing, health education, Walk With A Doc and more. Bring expired or unused medication to drop off. Also entertainment, photo booth, vendors, door prizes. Held at NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, hosted by Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the MURDOCK Study. To register for the 5K, see
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
Concord’s Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival — 1-5- p.m. Nov 3: Beer tastings, chili tastings, live entertainment by Cory Luetjen & The Traveling Blues Band. Downtown Concord. Tickets $30 Beer & Chili Ticket; $25 Chili Tasting Only Ticket. Call 704-784-4208 or email


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,
Frontier Life Recreated at Fort Dobbs — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 29: Re-enactors dressed as soldiers and settlers will gather at the site of the French and Indian War fort to recreate for a day, what every day was like there 260 years ago. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations, open hearth cooking, military camp life. Free; $2 donation suggested. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 704-873-5882
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. 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.
Meet the Spirits Of Rosedale — • Oct. 19-20: Sign up early. The Spirits of Historic Rosedale Plantation return to life. Two parts theater, one part haunted house, fun for the whole family • Paranormal Grounds Investigation — Oct. 26-27: Join the Charlotte Area Paranormal society around the property. Advance reservations only • Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-335-0325,


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are free and open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@ or
• 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,

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715,
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Oct 4: Toi Degree of Cooperative Extension on ‘Brain Health & Teasers.’ Refreshments. Bringing non-perishable food donations and cheer basket items. Visitors 50+ welcome.
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.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens — 12:30-5 pm Oct 18: $15 for AARP members, $20 non-members. Space is limited; preregister early at 704-216-7714.
Family Conversations With Older Adults seminar about driving — 7-8:30 p.m. Oct 23:Space is limited,; preregister early at 704-216-7714.


Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. See
• 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
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 1, 6:30 pm (South)
Oct 2, 6:30 pm (HQ)
Oct 3, 5 pm (East)
Oct 6, 2 pm (HQ)
Participate in the world’s only global film festival. Vote for your favorite short film and actor. For ages 18 and up.
Photowalk (South)
10:30 am-noon Oct 6
Photowalk in southern Rowan County; exact location TBD. For all ages and experience levels.


Waterworks Adult Hand & Wheel Class Series with Brent Smith — Begins Tuesdays Oct. 2: 6:30-9 p.m.. Ages 15-adult. In-depth 6-week class series. No experience required. Limit 8 students. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St.,
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
101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
Create art at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden —
• 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.
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., 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: 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.
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243

Speakers & forums

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. events/2382111 301858830/
Moms in Prayer host Lunch and Learn — 11 am-1:30 pm Sept 22: RSVP to 704-213-4776 or 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.
AAUW Lecture Series —6:30-7:30 p.m Oct 11: Amanda Cody, VP of Information Security for National Geographic Partners, on “Women in Technology Security.” Ms. Cody lso lead information security operations for American Red Cross. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Dr. Carol Cody, president. First UCC fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St, entrance at rear of church.
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. events/2382111 301858830/


Resistance in the Aguan Valley, Honduras — 4 pm Sept 22: Claire White, daughter of former US Ambassador to Honduras, speaking on present day Central America and show ing a film on the resistance in the Aguan Valley. Sponsors: Catawba College, Center for Faith & the Arts, Women for Community Justice. Held at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd. No charge,


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.
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.
Exhibition at The Galleries In the Open Air, on exhibit through Oct 19. Plein air paintings. 65 Union Street South, Concord,


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

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: 704-433-4251 or 704-633-0431.
Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec 1-2: Applications at under events. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 704-640-2326 for information.
Set up at Central United Methodist Church annual bazaar — 10am-2 pm, Oct 27: 200 Fourth St., Spencer. Vendors may register through Oct 8. Proceeds benefit church missions. Info: Melinda Dudley 704-636-9190 or Rita Sims 704-633-3415.

Auditions/call for performers

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
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
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
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 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,
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.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail

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 application Nov. 1. or call 704-647-0999. Center for Faith & the Arts. 207 W Harrison St.
Hickory Full Circle Arts Fall Competition — Submit in any medium to the annual Fall Competition/Exhibition. No theme; $600 in prize money. Art intake 11 am-5 pm Oct 4-5 and 10 am-2 pm Oct. 6. Artists may enter up to 3 works; entry fee $35 for non-members. No artwork can measure over 48 inches in any direction. details at 42-B Third Street NW, 828-322-7545.

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 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
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,
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.

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