Roundabout: What’s happening Oct. 4-10
Autumn & Halloween
The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience — 7:30-10 p.m. Oct 4-28, Thursdays-Sundays: 5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins illuminated along Jack’s Lane, Rock City Campground, Charlotte Motor Speedway plus refreshments, pumpkin patch, live carving demo. 7301 Burton Smith Blvd. Concord. Age 2 and under free; $16.99 kids 3 and older; $22.99 adults. Must purchase tickets in advance at https://www.tixr.com/groups/glowcharlotte
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.
Helping Hands Harvest Fair at Horizons Unlimited — 1-3 p.m. Oct 20: Entire Horizons campus open for inaugural event sponsored by North Rowan Middle Maverick Movement. Nature Hikes, Seek and Find, a Setzer School Photo Booth, Spooky Star Talks. Bring your own pumpkin to “Bling,” join in an engineering challenge. Refreshments. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium
Tiger World hosts Boo at the Zoo — Oct 26-27, Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 5-9 p.m.: Dress up the kids and visit Tiger World as we transform the zoo into a spooky Halloween extravaganza. See exotic animals and enjoy Safe spooktacular , fun and games for a good cause. Trick or Treating with the animals, face painting, a fun house and costume contest. Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve, 4400 Cook Road, Rockwell.
Trick or Treat in the Village at Historic Gold Hill — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 27: For children age 10 and under, Trick or Treat at the shops in the village, even the merchants will be dressing up for this annual Halloween event. St. Stephen’s Church Road. Gold Hill.
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/
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: Thad Coggins Band, Saving Darkness, Second Calling. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: Open Mic with host Shafiq. Sign up begins 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert by Shadez of Crazee, teenage brothers • 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: Austin & Alec • 8-10 pm Friday: The Couldn’t Be Happiers • 8-10 pm Saturday: Mitch Hayes • 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: One Fret Over • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30-8 pm Saturday : Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band • 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
Matthew Weaver-Clay Lunsford and GV Band in concert Sunday, Oct 7, 6 pm, Tyro United Methodist. Annual benefit concert for West Davidson Food Pantry-Feed The Children. Love offering will be received. More info:Nancy Adkins 704-213-4404.
PCS’s 9th annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing — 3 pm Oct 7: Older, traditional hymns, anthems, audience favorites. Presented by 50-voice Piedmont Choral Society. Joseph Judge, director; Don Simmons, accompanist. Bring canned goods for CCM. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St North, Concord. 704-699-6053, find us on Facebook or www.piedmontchoralsociety.org
Catawba College Choirs present ‘Words of Wisdom’ — 4 pm Oct 7: Catawba Singers, Chamber Choir, PopAC under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess. Featured student soloists, instrumentalists, student conductor Katie Zobel. Free, open to the public. Held in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
On Stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord —• Soul Street Dance Company: 4 pm Saturday, Oct 13. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
FUMC FirstArts Season 11 — • 7:30 pm Oct. 26: NC soprano Andrea Edith Moore, and pianist Klaus Dieter Jung from Hamburg, Germany; $10 suggested donation.First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St, 704-636-3121, ext 104 or www.fumcsalisbury.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 10: Appalachian string band trio. 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 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.
Salisbury 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’ — 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 — ‘Hamlet’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-17, Hedrick Little Theatre. $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults. www.catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.
‘Ruthless’ continues at Old Courthouse Theatre —Through Oct 14: Aggressively outrageous musical. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
PPT presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’ — 1:30 and 3:30 pm Oct 13-14: At Patterson Farm in the barn. The corn MAiZE 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 — • Young Frankenstein (Nov 2-11). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: Wine & Pizza Dinner with Certified Sommelier Mark Orsini. $25/person. Prepaid reservations • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 5: Wines of Adam Webb Wine Tasting with Matt Cooper of 3 Keys. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, email@example.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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct 8: (second Mondays) Dialogue at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
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. 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
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.
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 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.
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.
Author book signing during Busker’s Bash — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5: Kate Forrest, The Crusader’s Heart • Vincent Vezza: The Hidden Treasure at Dutch Buffalo Creek • Tyler Auffhammer: 50’s Western Roundup; The Adventures of Harvey Strong • Frank Morelli: No Sad Songs • Marcia Phillips: Davie County Mavericks • South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com
Kidney transplant benefit for Russ — 11 am-6 pm Oct. 13: Live music with Night Groove and the LeBeaus, silent auction, bake sale, face painting, hair tinsel braiding, karaoke, snow cones, free popcorn, bounce house. Hot dog lunch $5, chili dinner with refill $6. At Flower Town, 729 W. Innes St. https://give.transplants.org/goto/russburkhart
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/
Semi annual BBQ at The Arbor UMC — 10 am-7 pm Nov 3 or until food is gone. Pork and BBQ chicken plates with homemade desserts. Whole and half chickens and BBQ sandwiches. 5545 Woodleaf Road. Eat in or take-out.
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.
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
Deadline this weekend for Mooresville Weiner Race —Event starts 11 am Oct. 6: Mooresville’s annual Wiener Race benefits local animal advocate organizations. Trophies awarded to winners in four racing divisions 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
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.
Car show at Christiana Lutheran — Noon-4 pm Nov. 3: No admission fee for spectators; $15 to show your car. Trophies awarded. Food available for purchase, raffle baskets galore. Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52 East. To enter call 704-633-3503.
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
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
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
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m.Saturdays and Sundays: $14-$25. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. www.carolina.renfestinfo.com
Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival — Through Oct. 28: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, Lazy5ranch.com
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, Empire 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.Octobertour.com
Festival at Library Park: OctoberTour Bistro and Brews — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14: Free, open to the public, at Spencer’s Library Park. Food and drink for purchase, local arts & crafts, music, antique fire truck rides. 704-636-0103 www.OctoberTour.com
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 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 email@example.com
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, 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, 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, email@example.com
• 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
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 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. Inclement weather?
NC History: China Grove Roller Mill (South) Á 7 pm Oct 8 : Rowan Museum executive director Aaron Kepley on agriculture in Rowan County in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Complementary exhibit about the China Grove Roller Mill presented in South’s foyer display case. 704-216-7730.
Informational Yoga and Cancer Workshop — 2-3:30 pm Oct 13: Learn how practicing yoga can benefit people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Led by Christine Zimmer, certified Yoga 4 Cancer instructor. Cost $25; portion of proceeds will be donated to benefit local cancer patients. Held at SoFul Yoga & Wellness, South Fulton St. Register at https://www.sofulyoga.com/events-workshops
PPT offers fall classes — 8 weeks of instruction includes showcase performance open to the public. Classes begin week of Oct. 22
• Page to Stage: 4-5:30 pm Monday, Wednesday; Grades 4-6: Learn how to bring a show together from audition process to performance.
• Improv/Scene Study: 4-5:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday; Grades 7 and up: Story-telling, creating characters. Improvisation, problem solving, teamwork, listening skills.
Tuition $325 each session. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. RSVP to 704-633-5471 or MD@PiedmontPlayers.com
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
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
ESU hosts classical pianist Frederick Moyer — 6:30 p.m. Oct 18: The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program meets third Thursdays at Country Club of Salisbury. Reservations $32. RSVP by Oct 15 to Gerry at 704-216-2660. First visit does not require membership. See https://www.esuus.org/salisbury for details.
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.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery OctoberTour Art exhibit — 5:30-7:30 pm Friday, Oct 5: Artists reception at Rail Walk, show runs through October. Eleven plein air artists display paintings from past OctoberTour paint outs. This year’s paintings will be included after this year’s event. Free, open to the public. Thursday -Saturday 11-4, 409 N Lee St. www.railwalkgallery.com or 704-469-2781
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
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.
‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.
Exhibition at The Galleries In the Open Air, on exhibit through Oct 19. Plein air paintings. 65 Union Street South, Concord, https://cabarrusartscouncil.org
Community travelers day trip to Blowing Rock and Boone —Oct 13: See the changing leaves, visit parkway shops, dine at Daniel Boon Inn. Cost $30. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.
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 — • 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: 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 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
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.
Call for volunteers
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com
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