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Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 1-7

Autumn & Halloween

Fall Festival at J.C. Price American Legion Post 107 — 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. For ages 3-14; must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Food, fun , games. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Sponsored by Post 107 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 107.
Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — Nov. 2-3: 41st year! Tickets go on sale each day at 2 p.m. and are good for that night only. Ticket price is $20 for regular and $30 for Fast Pass, which are limited. All info at www.boogerwoods.org
Annual Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill — 5:30-9 pm Nov 17: 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674. Benefits Gold Hill Preservation Society. Tickets $18. Preorder at www.goldhillnc.com

Night Life

The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St — 704-425-4598, www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —• 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 — • 8 p.m. Saturday: Ekklesia and Mercy Falls. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday Nov 2: Open Mic with host Shafiq. Sign up begins 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday Nov 4: Free concert with Andrew Hodges • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm • 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: Carolina Clay • 8-10 pm Friday: Joel McCarson • 8-10 pm Saturday:Kelsey Hurley • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm FIRST Tuesdays: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7-9 pm Wednesday CJ Peters hosting the Old Tyme Radio Show • 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 — 6:30 pm Friday: The Griggs • 6:30-8 pm Saturday: Gaining Ground • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — 9 p.m. cover $10 • Nov 9 Salisbury Shag Club with DJ Gene Hensley • Nov 16 Trey Calloway 8:30-12 pm • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.

Music & more

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.
‘The Pity of War: A Requiem for All Affected by World War I’ — 4:30 P p.m. Nov. 11: Concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Guest soloist Dr. David Hamilton, member of Catawba College voice faculty. New London UMC, 206 S. Main St., New London. No charge for the concert, offering will be received to assist Kannapolis Bible Teaching Association.
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.
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.


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
Lexington Youth Theatre to preform Disney’s ‘Newsies’ — Nov 9-11: 7 pm Friday-Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. At Smith Civic Center, Uptown Lexington. Advance tickets $10 at 4 E. 3rd Ave; online $15 at www.lexingtonyouththeare.com for $15; DOS $15 adults/$10 age 10 and under. www.lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com/

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 2: Wines of Argentina Tasting with Anna Beddingfield, Johnson Brothers Distributing. $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
American Girl ‘Fiesta with Josefina’ — 1-3 pm, Nov 10: Central UMC, Spencer. $25 for 1 adult and 1 child. Registration includes displays, door prizes, snacks, souvenirs, museum tour. NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/
Free design demonstration — 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3: Creating designer sprays at Piedmont Floral Galleries. 280 Furniture Drive, 704- 636-7739.
Anniversary event at The Kitchen Store — Noon-4 pm Nov 3: Third anniversary party with Cheerwine punch and snacks. Free. 106 N. Main St.
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.
Pray Rowan — 10-11 a.m. Nov 3: NHCS Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium.www.northhillschristian.com
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.

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/


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/
Humane Society of Rowan County Fall Spaghetti Fundraiser — 11 am-1 pm and 5-8 pm Friday, Nov 2: Dine in or carry out. Rhyne Building of Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 217 S. Main St. Delivery of 5+ more meals to a worksite. 100 percent of proceeds go toward the rehabilitation and care of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals. Donations of pet food and cat litter will be accepted at the fundraiser.
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.
Liberty UMC Fall BBQ — 11 am-5 pm or until gone Nov. 3: Hickory cooked bbq pork and chicken with sides, dessert, drink. Takeout available. Bazaar hours 10-2 with preschool baskets and UMW craft bazaar. Located at the intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads, Gold Hill.
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.
Charlotte Swing Dance Annual Military Appreciation Big Band Dance — Doors open 6:30pm Nov 3: Cornwell Center, Charlotte. $20 at the door. Veterans admitted free. 100 percent of proceeds benefit charity. 7-8 pm: Beginner’s Dance Lesson; 8-11 pm Open dancing featuring the Salisbury Swing Band. Info 803-493-3192.
Waterworks 10th Annual Big Chili Cookoff — 6:30-11 pm Nov. 3: 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. Dancing, raffle, margarita bar, wine, beer, soft drinks. For ticket availability see 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.
Midway Old Timey Poor Man’s Supper — 4:30- 8 pm Nov 3: Midway UMC Old US Hwy 52, $8 plate. Silent auction for table centerpieces on display. Funds benefit Animal CARE Foundation. animalcarefoundation@aol.com. Midway is in Davidson County about 30 minutes from Salisbury
Stay Up & Fall Back in Time With the Kannapolis Fire Department — 1:50 a.m. Nov. 4: The run takes place during the time change at 2 a.m. For example, if you run a 30 minute 5K, your finish time will be around 1:20 a.m.) Run route starts and ends on the NC Research Campus.Proceeds benefit Fire Explorer Post and Kannapolis Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund. Register at www.runkannapolis.com.
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
NHCS Thanksgiving Boston Butt Sale — Order by Nov 16; pick up Nov 19 at Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. Boston Butt $35; 8 oz. bottle of local BBQ sauce $5; shredded $10. To place an order call Coach Bowers, fabowers@bc-engr.com or Coach Brannigan, abrannigan@northhillschristian.com


Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival — Noon-4 p.m., Nov 3: Rowan Arts & Ag season closing event and Kleidoscope festival with Salisbury Symphony and local food and craft artisans. Free; held on the NC Research Campus Lawn adjacent to Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. More than 70 vendors including local artisans of crafts, food, drink; family and children’s activities. Info 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisarts.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, www.stjohns-salisbury.org
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/


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
Today: 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 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


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.


At Waterworks — • 10-11 am Nov. 3: Marvelous Masks, age 18 mos-3 years. 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. Use different techniques to create clay turkey bowl • 11:30 am-12:30 pm Nov. 16: Lunch and Learn with artist Elaine Fleck, view her exhibit Interwoven. Bring sack lunch; water provided. •Cost and registration info at waterworks.org, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.
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
Beginning belly dance — SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., enter from Ridge Avenue. $10 drop in. Information at www.SoFulYoga.com or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
Guitar Classes at R-H — 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. 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 Violence Round-table Discussion — 11 am-1 pm Nov 10: Join the Women of Worth of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church. Guest speaker Sheena Hasty. Yadkin Grove Baptist Church, 325 Leonard Road.
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
ESU presents ‘Didn’t We Have Fun? Teddy and His Children In The White House’ — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15: Life in the White House during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, given by Gib Young. The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program meets third Thursdays at Country Club of Salisbury. Reservations $32. RSVP by Nov. 12 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.
AAUW Lecture Series —6:30-7:30 p.m Nov. 8: Phyllis Mahmud, instructor of computers in society at Livingstone College, on “Technology in Education.” Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Dr. Carol Cody, president. Refreshments. First UCC fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St, entrance at rear of church. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net


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
RiverRun to screen The Best of the 2018 Greensboro 48-Hour Film Project — 7 p.m. Nov. 13: (Rescheduled from Sept 15 due to hurricane) The venue also has changed to The Ramkat, 170 West 9th St., W-S. Tickets $5 plus taxes/fees at the door. Director Iris Carter will introduce the screening. Ultimately, 12 films will be chosen for the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival. Details at www.riverrunfilm.com.


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
At Waterworks Visual Art Center through Nov. 3 — FACES of Trinity Living Center’s portrait exhibition • Ongoing through Feb 2: Fall/Winter Exhibition The Threads of Time • 6:30-8 pm Nov. 15: Threads of Time Artists’ Reception, informal gallery talks with exhibiting artists. Historian Gary Freeze on the Mill Kids: Cotton Mills in our region. Light refreshments. No cost to attend; donations accepted • 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


Community travelers trips to Gaffney; Christmas City — • Nov 17: Gaffney SC Outlets and Hamricks. Cost $30 • Dec 22: Trip to Christmas City. 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 — 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

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 men, 4 roles each. Satire. Auditions require a read from the script and some 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 Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
Staff the CFA art gallery — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers-Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, hps@horseprotection.org
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
Novant Rowan Medical Center-Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works