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Roundabout: What’s happening Oct. 25-31

Night Life

Costume contest at DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —.Halloween party Saturday 10 pm-2 am. No cover. Costume contest. 1st place $500,2nd $300, 3rd $200. DJ T-Nice • 7:30 Monday, Music Bingo • 7:30 Tuesday, Trivia • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.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 — • 7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27: Destiny Stone featuring Taylor Fair. $10. $5 with student ID. destinystonemusic.com/events. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Costume party at Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: All Ghouls Jam Open Mic with host Duke Wicker. Come in costume. Sign up begins 6:30 • Saturday: Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night: 7:30 pm until, $8/person $15/duo. RSVP • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Free concert with the Couldn’t Be Happiers • 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
Costume contest at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Cory Luetjen • 8-10 pm Friday: Mitch Hayes • 8-10 pm Saturday: Maurice Brines from Taplow • Also Costume Contest Halloween party: come dressed in costume for a chance to win prizes for scariest, sexiest and best over all costume • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Brother Oliver at New Sarum Brewing Co., 109 N Lee St — 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 2: 704-310-5048, https://newsarumbrewing.com/
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass k and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct 26: Concert by Destination Bluegrass band followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
FUMC FirstArts — • 7:30 pm Oct. 26: NC soprano Andrea Edith Moore, graduate of NC School of the Arts and Yale University, performing a concert of German lieder and American art song with 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
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 office, Ticketmaster.com or 800-754-3000.
Tim Elliott Live — 8 p.m. Nov. 3: China Grove Moose, Kannapolis. www.kannapolisnc.gov
‘Jazz Night,’ the Salisbury Symphony Big Band Event — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10: $10-$24. The Salisbury Symphony Big Band with musicians from the Livingstone College Jazz Ensemble performs big band and Swing Era favorites. Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College Campus, 701 West Monroe St., 704-216-1513 www.salisburysymphony.org
The LeBeaus — 11 a.m. Nov. 11: Concert at Gold Hill Wesleyan, 830 Liberty Road, Gold Hill.
LSt presents ‘Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute’ — 7:30 pm Nov 17: Tickets on sale now. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704 310 5507, LeeStreet.org
Charles Pettee in concert — 7 p.m. Nov 27: Free concert presented by Friends of Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine Concert Series. Pettee, a bluegrass musician originally from Asheville, performs blues-Gospel-Celtic- Appalachian-based songs on multiple instruments. Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8243, www.rowanpubliclibrary.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. Ovens Auditorium, The Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
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.

Theater

PPT opens season with classic thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ — 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 31-Nov 3/ 2:30 p.m Oct. 28: $14-$17. The story of a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs and 3 con men who will stop at nothing to get it. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
LSt presents ‘Little Women: The Musical’ — Nov. 1-10: $22.90/ Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, focuses on the four March sisters while their father is away serving during the Civil War. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704 310 5507, LeeStreet.org
PPT youth theater presents ‘Magic Tree House- Pirates Past Noon’ — Nov. 9-17 : $10 – $12. SNorvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com
Catawba College Blue Masque 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. edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.
The Little Theatre of W-S — • 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

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 26: Sherry and Vermouth Wine Tasting with Certified Sherry Wine Expert (CSWE) Alexis Mutter. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

This & That

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m.: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Legends By Lantern at the NC Transportation Museum — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27: 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
Appraisal Fair & Benefit Sale at NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures — 10 am-4 pm Oct. 26-27: 108 Fourth St, Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.com
Salisbury Toy & Comic Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27: $3. Toy & comic show featuring vintage, retro, toys, comics and collectibles. Salisbury civic center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 5-7 pm Oct. 28 Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series Linebarrel of Iron. For age 16 and up • Free, open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
Turkey Shoot at Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 — 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec 15. Cconcessions available from auxiliary. Open to the public. 6250 NC Hwy 801 Salisbury, 704-278-2493.
Piedmont antique show and sale — Nov. 1-4: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632 rowancountyfair.net
American Girl ‘Fiesta with Josefina’ — 1-3 p.m. Nov. 10: $25. Celebrate American girl themed Josefina party with books, magazines and craft kits for the DIY girl. Central United Methodist Church Spencer, NC, 200 4th St. 704-636-4101 .
Annual VA retirees luncheon — Noon-3:30 p.m. Nov. 10: China Grove Family Restaurant, Bring canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries.
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.
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.

Comedy

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — Nov. 3: Ovens Auditorium. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. -Tickets $46.75-$56.75 plus service charges.
George Lopez’s The Wall World Tour coming to Ovens Auditorium — Jan. 12, 2019: Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $59.50-$65.50 plus service charges. VIP Meet and Greet package also available.

Book signings

Franklin Graham at the Billy Graham library — 2-3:30 pm Nov. 7: In honor of what would have been Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, his son, Franklin Graham will be signing copies of his book, Through My Father’s Eyes. Books available for purchase or bring your own; limit two, one must be Through My Father’s Eyes. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200 or email LibraryEvents@bgea.org or https://billygrahamlibrary.org/event/book-signing-franklin-graham/

Fundraisers

Town of Granite Quarry Food Drive — Through December bring non-perishable foods for local shelters and food banks. All donations stay in this area. Also accepting 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/
Appraisal Fair & Benefit Sale at NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures — 10 am-4 pm Oct. 26-27: 108 Fourth St, Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.NCMDTM.com
Milford Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch — Weekdays noon-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7pm, through Halloween Day. Milford Hills UMC, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Proceeds go to missionsl. 704-636-0471.
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
Friends of Rowan Public Library Annual Book Sale — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27- 29: Open to the public. Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Jingle and Mingle Craft Show — 9 am-5 pm Oct 27: Rain or shine. barn quilts, handcrafted candles, paintings, christmas items, home baked goods, jewelry, Salisbury Rowan Quilter’s Guild handmade items; Cystic Fibrosis volunteers host hot chocolate bar with all proceeds going to CF. Held at Father and Son Produce, 1774 Sherrill’s Ford Road.
48th annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo — 11 am-2 pm Nov 2: meals and quarts/ 5-8 pm: quarts only. Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters. Eat in or take out. Proceeds support CDA service projects.
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.
Waterworks 10th Annual Big Chili Cookoff — 6:30-11 pm Nov. 3: tickets on sale now. Must be 21 to attend. At Waterworks Visual Arts Center and F&M Trolley Barn, 123 E Liberty St. Benefits Waterworks’ education and outreach programs. Taste the best chili recipes in Rowan County, including vegetarian varieties, and cast your votes for your favorites. Dancing, raffle, margarita bar, wine, beer, and soft drinks. www.waterworks.org
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.
Cooleemee Historical Association — 11 am-2 pm Nov 3: BBQ fundraiser on the Zachary House grounds; Bake sale plus bbq cooked by local pit masters Walter Ferrell and Clay West. Sandwiches and trays, eat in or take out. Also order Boston Butt for Thanksgiving $35 with BBQ dip. Pre-order before Nov 1 at 336 284-4254. All proceeds benefit Cooleemee’s three museums.
65th annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov 9-11: $5-$7. New larger location at West End Plaza Event Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W, 704-637-7467. , www.rowanmuseum antiquesshow.com
Barn Dance Adoption Fundraiser —5-9 p.m. Nov. 10: Barn Dance for the Myers’ adoption fundraiser. Poor man’s supper, wagon rides, live music, ice cream, raffle, silent auction. West Rowan Home & Garden, 11575 NC 801, Mount Ulla
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

Festivals

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
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/
Community Block Party — 3-7 p.m Nov. 3: Remember the days when you knew your neighbors? Jackson Street closed to traffic. Eat hotdogs, enjoy music, experience community. Jackson St. at 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431, stjohns-salisbury.org
Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival — Noon-3 pm Nov. 3: Rowan Arts & Ag closing event and Kleidoscope festival with Salisbury Symphony and local food and craft artisans.Chefs’ demonstrations, band, food trucks, vendors, wineries and breweries, bounce house, jugglers for kids. NC Research Campus, Kannapolis. www.kannapolisarts.com. To register as a vendor visit: http://apm.activecommunities.com/kannapolisnc/Activity_Search/754
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 info@concorddowntown.com
Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov 10: Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. A substantial piece of pottery from a potter at the show to be raffled with 100 percent of proceeds going to support Greensboro Urban Ministry programs. Free and open to the public. www.pottersofthepiedmont.com/

History

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 — Through Oct. 30: Presented by Rowan Museum and China Grove Roller Mill.

At The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com
• Nov 6, 1:30 pm: Pat-Sings the Blues. Free but sign up
• Nov 14, 8 am-2 pm: Craft Fair
• Trips:
• 8:30 am Nov 15: Charlotte Southern Christmas Show
• 3 pm Nov 27: Christmas at Billy Graham Library
• 4:45 pm Nov 29: Narrow Ways presents True Story of Christmas, deadline Nov 10.
• 3 pm Dec 4: Tanglewood Christmas Lights, deadline Nov 23
• Medicare Education — 1:30 pm Nov 5: Free, but sign up.
• Fundraiser: Order your Poinsettia today, 7-inch pot, 704-636-0111, home grown in Rowan County

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Nov 1: Teresa Casmus of The Medicine Shoppe on compounds and OTC treatments. Refreshments served. Visitors 50+ welcome.
Trip to the Price of Freedom Museum China Grove — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 5: $7. American war memorial dedicated to US service men & women who paid Price of Freedom.Guided tour museum and dutch lunch at China Grove Family House Restaurant.

Kannapolis family events

• 6-8 pm Nov 2: Mother/Son Superhero Event: Laureate Center
• Noon-4 pm Nov 3: Kaleidoscope Harvest Market with the Salisbury Symphony Downtown
• 1:50 am Nov 4: Run Kannapolis: Kannapolis Fire Fall Back 5K. Downtown
• 1-7 pm Nov 10: Cruise-In, Downtown
• 6 pm Nov 24: Annual Tree Lighting & Fireworks, Village Park
• 6 pm Nov 24-30: Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights, Village Park

At RPL

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
• HQ, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228
• East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838
• South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727
Night-sky Theatre (South) — 6:30-8:30 pm Nov 2: Horizons Unlimited staff share how to spot planets, stars, other night-sky objects; with stories of famous constellations. Limited number of binoculars and spotting scopes available; may bring your own. Takes place on the grounds of South Rowan Regional, open to the public. Inclement weather? Held in South’s Meeting Room, with online exploration of the stars. 704-216-7730.
RPL annual Bookmark design contest for ages 4-11 — Through Nov. 9: Entries must be done without outside assistance, no trademarked characters. First: $25, certificate, bookmark professionally printed and distributed by RPL. Second: $15 cash, certificate. Third place: $10 cash, certificate. Submit completed entry forms at any RPL branch. Prizes awarded at reception Dec. 3.

Classes

Waterworks classes — • Tonight 6:30-9 pm Oct. 25: Waterworks ARTpops: Positively Pastels. Instructor Phyllis Steimel. Color theory, paper texture, blending techniques.
• 10-11 am Nov. 3: Marvelous Masks, age 18 mos-3 years. Instructor Debbie Hoffman. Children and adult companion design mask with feathers, jewels, sparkles, pom poms, glitter paint plus pumpkin puffy paint masterpiece.
• 10 am-12:30 pm Nov. 3: Turkey Bowls for ages 7-12. Instructor Troy Lundgren. Students use slab, sculpting, carving techniques to create clay turkey bowl
• Register at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org

— 6-8 week classes Monday afternoons. $40 plus $10 workbook. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 or Bob at 704-640-0279. 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

Surviving the Holidays seminar — 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 11: GriefShare seminar offers practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. h Central Baptist church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. To register call 704-467-2495 or email office@centralbaptistkannapolis.com
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.

Film

Movies at RPL East — Nov. 9 •2-4 p.m.: Classic Cinema Series: Top Hat (1935). Rowan Public Library, East Branch,-110 Broad St., Rockwell www.rowancountync.gov
Now You See It…Now You Don’t Mystery Theater — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9: An evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages before the show at 6:30 pm. $18/person in advance. Available at the door ($25), as long as the show is not sold out. 704-920-4343 or at the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Dept., 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. www.kannapolisnc.gov

Art

ClearWater Artist Studios presents ‘Dream In Color’ — Nov. 2-Jan 25, 2019/ Opening with Artist Talk Nov. 2: Joint guest artist’ exhibit of expressive paintings by Albemarle-based Andell McCoy and Erin Allen, reflecting colors and shapes in abstract and representational styles. Free, open to the public. 223 Crowell Drive NW, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery OctoberTour Art exhibit — Through October. Eleven plein air artists display paintings from past OctoberTour paint outs. This year’s paintings included. Thursday -Saturday 11-4, 409 N Lee St. www.railwalkgallery.com or 704-469-2781
WVAC hosts Faces Portrait Exhibition of Trinity Living Center — Through Nov. 3: Del Haize Conference Room Gallery, weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.-Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Meet artist Joe Sink at Pottery 101 — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16: Opening reception in the Pottery 101 gallery during the Brewbury Beer Crawl. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com or www.pottery-101.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center Fall/Winter Exhibition: The Threads of Time — 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.

Trips

Community Travelers football trip — Nov 7-9: Two-night trip to the Thursday night Pittsburgh Steelers/Carolina Panthers game. Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 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 Oct 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.

Auditions/call for performers

‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ at LSt — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 4-5: Two male actors will portray six hysterical characters. Auditions require you to read from the script and perform very physical scenes. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

Call for artists/ artisans

Center for Faith & the Arts applications for 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 Hose — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
Staff the CFA art gallery — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers-k up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, hps@horseprotection.org
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
Novant Rowan Medical Center-Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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