Roundabout: what’s happening Sept. 27-Oct. 3
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, http://djsrestaurant.comThe Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 pm-2 am. $5 cover • Friday: Darrell Harwood. 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: Forever Red and Doreen Pinkerton. 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 Sept 28: Open Mic with host Duke Wicker Sign up begins 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert by John Maxell • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pmMean 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: Marte Maney • 8-10 pm Friday: Maggie Aldridge • 8-10 pm Saturday: Greg Adams • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic hosted by Mama Tried• 7-9 pm First 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: 0927LS Jeff Michel and the New High Country Boys Friday • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Southern Express Bluegrass • 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
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Sept 28: Concert by local band Gaining Ground followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
PCS’s 9th annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing — 3 pm Oct 7: Features older, traditional beloved hymns, anthems, favorites chosen by the audience. Presented by 50-voice Piedmont Choral Society. Joseph Judge, associate professor of choral music at Pfeiffer University, director; Dr. Don Simmons, organist music director at Kimball Lutheran, accompanist. Bring canned goods for CCM. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St North, Concord. kayy2000@gmail,com, 704-699-6053, www.piedmontchoralsociety.org
Bailey Blues and Bluegrass lunchtime concert series in W-S — Free Wednesday shows 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 445 N. Patterson Ave., W-S. • Oct 3: Wyndy Trail Travelers. 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,www.salisburysymphony.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
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 www.facebook.com
2018 NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony — 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: 10th annual Induction Ceremony, historic GEM Theater, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, downtown Kannapolis. 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/
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, Ticketmaster.com or 800-754-3000.
alisbury Symphony presents Jazz Night at Livingstone — Nov 10: Varick Auditorium. Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org
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. 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.
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 2018-19 season —
‘Sister of the Stars,’ opens 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.
Opens tonight: ‘Ruthless’ at Old Courthouse Theatre — Sept 27-Oct 14: Regional premiere. Eight-year-old Tina knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and will do anything to win the part in her school musical in this aggressively outrageous musical. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
PPT set construction — 9 am-2 pm Saturday, Sept 29: Meroney Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary. Info 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
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
Wine & beer tastings
Rowan Arts & Ag Harvest Winery Tour — • Sept 29: Douglas Vineyards & Cauble Creek Vineyard • $25 tickets include transportation and two wine tastings per event day. 704-638-3100.
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 28: Tussock Jumper Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. Come and watch the label come alive. $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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
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. 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
Pray Rowan — Saturday Oct 6, 10–11 a.m. : Southeast Middle School, 1570 Peeler Road. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact email@example.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
Halloween Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Oct 12: Put on your best/worst Halloween costume and join in fun. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722.
Astronomy Day Star Party hosted by Astronomical Society of Rowan —6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct 12: Free, open to the public. Held at Carolina International School, 9545 oplar Tent Road, Concord. Info 704-455-3847 • In case of overcast skies or rain, club memb ers will hold hold monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview circle Info: Barbara 704-664-6939 or Ralph 704-855-1591. 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org
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
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
38th Annual Christmas Made in the South — Oct 19-21: Cabarrus Event Center and Arena. Adults $7, children 12 and under free. Free parking. http://www.cabarrusarena.com/events/
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays through October. $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.
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/
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.
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 with 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. http://www.granitequarrync.gov/
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. www.salisburysymphony.org/guild
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
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
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. http://www.granitequarrync.gov/
Granite Quarry Family Fun Fest — 2-7 pm Saturday, Oct. 27: At Granite Lake Park. Bouncy house, food, live music by Rick Thomas and The Rock-N-Roll Review 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. http://www.granitequarrync.gov/
Opening weekend 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
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 www.hickoryoktoberfest.com
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 tour.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.Oct tour.com
New date: 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 www.rowanmuseum.org
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. Entertainment, photo booth, vendors, door prizes. Held at NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. To register for the 5K, see www.duketranspop.org/dukedash5k/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
35th annual Lexington BBQ Festival — Oct 27: A day filled with Lexington barbecue, live music and family friendly attractions. Details at http://www.barbecuefestival.com/
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 email@example.com
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 www.fortdobbs.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.
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 • 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, www.historicrosedale.org/events
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
• 1:30 pm Oct 9: Sing the Blues with Pat Cohen. Free, but please sign up
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Diabetes Academy Class — 3-4 pm Oct 17: Free, but please sign up.
• Joanne’s Europe Trip — 1:30 pm Oct. 18: Listen to the Adventures. Free, but please sign up.
• Novant Mammograms Mobile — 9 am-4 pm Oct 19: Must preregister at 336-397-6269
• Lunch & Learn — Noon Oct 24: Mystery Lunch. Free, but please sign up. Bring a covered dish.
• Trips: Oct 2: Barn Dinner Theatre “Steel Magnolias,” only 3 seats left
• Cabarrus Arena Oct 19: Christmas Made in the South, $15
• Nov 9: Charlotte Southern Christmas Show
• Nov 27: Christmas at Billy Graham Library
• Nov 29: Narrow Ways presents True Story of Christmas, deadline Nov 10.
• Dec 4: Tanglewood Christmas Lights, deadline Nov 23
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
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.
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 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
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.
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., www.waterworks.org
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, www.pottery-101.com
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: 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
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/
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. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
Linda Dalton to be featured at Pottery 101 — 6-8 pm Oct 12: Meet Linda and husband Jim at this opening reception. One of a kind decorative and functional pottery. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St.
Keyth Kahrs and Jim Taylor exhibit — Joint showing in oils and acrylics Sept. 6-29 at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St, 704-469-2781 www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center Fall/Winter Exhibition: The Threads of Time — Exhibit opens through . 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.
Open House at Fine Frame Gallery — 3-6 pm Oct. 6: Open House celebrating 40 years in the picture framing business. Come by and enjoy magic by Glen Yost and light refreshments. Featured fine artists for the occasion will be Phyllis Steimel, Cara Reische, Robert Toth, Mark Brincefield. 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. 65 Union Street South, Concord, https://cabarrusartscouncil.org
Meet artist Joe Sink at Pottery 101 — 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16: Opening reception in the Pottery 101 gallery during the Brewbury Beer Crawl. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, email@example.com or www.pottery-101.com
Community travelers trips — • Oct 13: Day trip to Blowing Rock and Boone. See the changing leaves, visit parkway shops, dine at Daniel Boon Inn. Cost is $30 • Nov 7-9: Two-night football 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.
Meet Sunday: Salt and Pepper Ramblers — • Irish Adventure: July 2019. Approx. cost including airfare for 8 days $3200. Meet 2:30 pm Sept 30, 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 October 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
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 will now be directed to the NC Baptist on Mission Disaster Relief. Info: 704-433-4251 or 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.
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 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
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 ages 6-18. Performance dates Nov 9-10 and 16-17. Norvell Theater, 135 East Fisher St. Must preregister at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 application Nov. 1. www.faithart.org 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. www.fullcirclearts.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org