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Roundabout: What’s happening July 25-31

Community Calendar

Night Life

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —7:30 pm Saturday, July 27: Todd Moyer and Brian J. Baumann from Fair Warning, plus Phil Keaggy Tribute Band Under Grace. Free will offering accepted at the door. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.facebook.com/TheInnNC/
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• TONIGHT: Board game night, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Yours or ours. Bingo: $1 to play, winner takes all
• 7-11 pm Friday July 26: Open Mic Night Jam with hosts Meryl & Cliff Vogh. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 6-8 pm Sunday July 21: Hot Spot Sunday Concert with Tom & Toni.
• 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 7-9 pm Tuesdays: Knitting club. Open to all
• 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: Spanish language lessons
• 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 pm Friday Captain Lunch with Jon Linker and Chas • 8-10 pm Saturday Marte Maney • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Sons Of The South • 6:30 pm Saturday: Cass and Wishon Band • 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: Travis Frye and Blue Mountain from Mount Airy followed by open jam session. Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Mipso headlines 9th annual Reevestock Music Festival — Aug. 2-3 in Elkin. See more under festivals.
Price of Freedom hosts Old School Gospel concert series — Aug. 17: The Golden Valley Crusaders • Oct. 19 Gospel Voices. The Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
Third annual A ’Bury Home Companion —Aug 24 • 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Kent Bernhardt and Kay Peeler host an all new edition, with country pop artists the Hall Sisters, young pianist Jacob Kluttz, returning duo Eli Yacinthe and Sara Claire King, vocal harmony group The Moonglows, the ’Bury Home Band led by Vivian Hopkins, the hilarious ‘Bury Home Players and more. Meroney Theater,-213 S Main St. Tickets $45. Find info at salisburysymphony.org
Riot at the Brewery — Aug. 24 • 4-10 p.m. Local food, beer, music, family fun. New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N Lee St, 704-310-5048 cs.simpleviewinc.com
J2B2 live at Lee Street — Aug 30 • 7:30 pm: John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band J2B2 performing live at Lee Street theatre, www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child,” Aug. 10: Award-winning Gospel stage play. Tickets start at $49
• Paul Anka, Sept. 9 — Ovens Auditorium. Tickets start at $35
• Jimmy Webb, Oct. 30 — McGlohon Theater. Tickets start at $19.50
• Prices do not include service charges. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

National Night Out
Aug. 6 • 4-9 p.m. Post your photos of National Night Out on social media using #SalisburyNightOut. Contact your neighborhood leader or Officer Rebecca Secton at rsext@salisburync.gov or 704-638-5333 for more information.
Grace Deliverance Tabernacle — 500 Park Ave. Food, drinks, live music, games, raffles and more. www.gracedeliverancetaberncle.
Kannapolis — 5-8 pm: Kannapolis Police and fire department staff and other community partners, Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St. Free concert by Darrell Harwood, food, children’s games, free school supplies. Info at sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332. org

Theater

Hickory’s St. Luke’s UMC presents ‘Godspell’ — 7 pm July 26-27 and 2 pm July 28: St. Luke’s UMC, 52 16th Ave N.W. Full theatrical presentation. Admission is free (love offering be accepted). Cast of 15. Info at 828-327-9837.
LSt presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ — July 25-27 • 7:30 pm: When Charles invites a medium to his house, his dead wife is summoned and she attempts to destroy his current marriage. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
PPT presents ‘The Wiz’ — July 25-Aug. 3: $17.-$20. Dorothy’s adventures through Oz set to rock, gospel and soul music. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Piedmont Dance Theatre presents ‘Peter Pan’ — July 27 • 7-8 p.m. Free. Full-length production comprised of ballet, character, jazz, and contemporary dance styles. Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, 415 E 1st St., Kannapolis 704-932-8888 www.PiedmontDanceTheatre.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday.$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
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com
Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Fridays at Douglas Vineyards — Aug. 23 • 6-9 p.m. 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/
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

NC Transportation Museum

411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Celebrity Car & Truck Show — July 27: Replicas of favorite cars in movies and film. Photo opprotunities plus a chance to talk with those who created the replicas.
All Ford Show— Aug. 3 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
All GM Show— Aug. 10 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Brew & Choo Craft Beer Festival — Aug. 10 • 4-9 p.m.: $5-$15. With Darrell Harwood. Craft beer breweries, special brews, food trucks, family fun games in the Back Shop, and more.

Festivals

3rd Annual Carolina Picker Festival — July 26-27: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Antiques and rusty gold. Info: Shane Benfield 704-232-6428
Annual Back To School bash at Rockwell Park — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27: Free bounce obstacle course, ZorbBall, face painting, school supplies. Exhibits, vendors, food for purchase. Live music by the Rick Thomas Band. Sponsored by Rockwell VFW Auxiliary.
6th annual Dragon Boat Festival — July 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Teams compete on High Rock Lake. Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Free to attend. Info at www.rowanchamberdragonboat.org
34th annual NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro— July 31 -Aug 3: “Honoring Those Who Served” highlighted by the USO Show Troupe from New York City on Aug 2 at 7:30 p.m. plus live music, food, etc. www.ncwatermelonfest.com
Mipso headlines 9th annual Reevestock Music Festival — Aug. 2-3 in Elkin. Opening band Saturday: Time Sawyer performs at 7 p.m. followed by Mipso; lineup also includes Songs From The Road Band, Nicholas Jamerson, Isaac Smith, Shay Martin Lovette. Saturday: Kids’ zone during daylight hours. Local restaurants and food trucks. • Friday: free Downtown Get-Down Block Party with Swim in the Wild 5-8 p.m. in front of the Reeves Theater, followed by a ticketed show by Brent Cobb & Them at 8 p.m. A free late-night hoot, featuring Akita, 10 p.m. Tickets at www.Reevestock.com
Carolina Bohemian Jam— Aug 16-18: Tribute bands, local musicians, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Aug. 17 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Entertainment, Tomato eating contest, food, fun, craft vendors, family fun. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, Woodleaf, www.facebook.com
North Carolina Folk Festival — Sept 6-8: Free three-day event. Groups from around the world on multiple stages. See www.ncfolkfestival.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hos e and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

This & That

Rufty’s Chrismon Shop’s annual Open House —Saturday, July 27 • 10 am-2 pm. Our Four New Booklet Kits and 34 New single patterns for 2019 on display, available for purchase. Giveaways and light refreshments will be served. Info at 704-636-7790. 280 Furniture Drive. https://www.chrismons.com/
Downtown College Night Out — Thursday, Aug 22 • 6-9 pm: Downtown Salisbury welcomes students from our local colleges for games, activities, food, networking on West Fisher St. between Main St. and Church St. Deejay, live music, games, free shuttles,giveaways and more. https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Southern Women’s Show — Aug 23-25: Hundreds of boutiques, fashion shows, top chefs, celebrity guests. Charlotte Convention Center Hall C. Visit NChttps://southernshows.com/wch
Story time at the Market at the Mill — Aug 7 with Farmer David reading a great book. China Grove Farmers market. Partnering with China Grove Farm Bureau office
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April through October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
t Joy Ride — 8-10 p.m. Third Wednesdays: Free. Adult indoor joy ride. Uni, bi, tricycles, walkers, wheelchairs too. Grievous Gallery, 111 W. Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., $5 per person. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Effie and Norman File, 704-633-9555; Caller is Marty Northrup, 864-909-3950.
Salisbury-Rowan AARP annual Ice Cream Social — Aug. 1 • 1 pm: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr Ave. Sylvia Swisher on Movement for Parkinson’s, followed by ice cream. Bring school supplies for Battered Women’s Shelter. Free. For seniors 50+ . Info 714-216-7714.

Books

Carmela E. Head, author & speaker, book signing event — July 27 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Editions Bookstore & Coffee Shop, 217 S Main St , Kannapolis www.eventbrite.com

Fundraisers

Port-a-Pit Chicken fundraiser — 10 am-3 pm July 26: Tickets $10, drinks available for $1. Free delivery with 5 or more orders, call 704-232-1561. Held in the lot beside Burger King on Jake Alexander Blvd.
Scottssing presents The Pathfinders — Aug. 3 • 7-9 p.m. Concert proceeds benefit the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road, 704-239-6134, www.scottssing.com
Blood drive, cruise in, hot dog, bake sale — Aug. 10 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Annual Scholarship for a South Rowan High Senior St. Enoch Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2604 Eagle St, Kannapolis 704-932-8461.
Dog wash to benefit Humane Society of Rowan County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17, Sept. 14. At Tractor Supply, 405 Jake Alexander Blvd. Small $8, medium $10, large $12, XL $14; $2 extra for long/ thick hair). Prices include shampooing and flea dip. To volunteer or provide a foster home, call 704-636-5700 or visit www.humanes ocietyofrowancountync.org or HSRCNC1973@gmail.com or Facebook.
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hos e and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Annual Matty-Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament — Oct 18: NC Dept of Public Safety Division III Community Corrections hosts 4th tournament at The Revival at Crescent. Proceeds go to Correctional Peace Officers survivors’ foundation, . Info at Ashley Alley, 704-239-7370 or ashley.alley@ncdps.gov or https://www.facebook.com/MattyBrennerMemorial/
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Fundraiser — Oct 25 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5- 8 p.m. Cost $8 adult/$4 child under 12. Rhyne Building at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S Main St. Meatless or meat sauce spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea. Dine in/carry out. Five or more meals delivered to same work address, no beverages. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan County. E-mail hsrcnc1973@gmail.com or call 704-636-5700.

History

Historic Salisbury Foundation presents H.O.T. Summer 2019 — History On Tap. 6-8 pm July 25: Session Two: Wallace Annex, East Fisher St. • 6-8 pm Aug 22: Session Three: The Historic Salisbury Station Catacombs, 215 Depot St. • Must RSVP at www.historic salisbury.org
Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill Village — July 27 • 7 pm: Local ghosts, goblins, haints and haunts coming. Tickets $5 at the Arbor in the Village from 6:30-8 p.m.Satuyrday. Children 6 and under free. Guided walks begin at 6:55p.m. Food be available for purchase.Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. 840 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, www.goldhillnc.com
Utzman- Chambers House Celebrates 200th Anniversary — Sunday, Aug. 11 • 4-6 pm: — Rowan Museum invites you to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Utzman Chambers House at 116 S. Jackson St.Free; all ages are welcome. Donations for the upkeep of this property are appreciated. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
HSF mpresents Blankets and Bluegrass — Aug. 18: The Trail Blazers and Destination Bluegrass on the Hall House Lawn.
www.historicsalisbury.org
239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte — 10 am-4 pm Aug 31 • 10 am-3 pm Sunday, Sept 1: Annual Revolutionary War weekend. Battle reenactment, historic encampments, live demonstrations. Learn why Mecklenburg County was called “The Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion.” Battle reenactment 2 pm both days. Admission: $10 adults, $9 seniors/students. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. Huntersville. 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Victorian Hall House weekend tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St, 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours
1766 Old Stone House Tours — Saturdays-Sundays • 1-4 p.m. 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry , 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

At The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. www.rowanymca.org
Aug 13 • 10-11 am: Blood pressure check by Autumn Care of Salisbury
Aug 28 • 11 pm: Lunch & Learn covered dish. Ester Marsh presents: Self-defense for Seniors.Sign up at 704-636-0111.
Future trips • Battlefield in Virginia • Apple king in the Mountains
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Rufty-Holmes July movie marathon — Popcorn and drink included. No cost. • 2 pm July 25 — Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

At RPL

How to Train Your Dragon 3 — July27 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. South Branch
Happy Birthday Harry — July 31 • 4-5 p.m.Birthday party, come dressed as your favorite character. See a showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
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

In Kannapolis

Discover Fun in Kannapolis. www.kannapolisnc.gov
• Village Park, 700 West C St.
• Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Concerts in the Park — Village Park, 7 p.m. Aug 10: Rick Springfield
Jazz Concert — July 27: Heavy Hitters of Soul, Intimidators Stadium (ticketed event)
Thursdays on Main — Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m.
Aug 8: The Embers
Stories Under the Stars — Kannapolis Library, 7 p.m.
Aug 17: Steve Langley: Soap Bubble Circus
Movies in the Park — Village Park, 8:45 p.m.
Aug 2: Bumblebee
5 pm Aug 6: National Night Out, Veterans Park
Kaleidoscope Art Festival & Zombie Walk
Aug. 24 • 4 p.m.-8 a.m. Downtown, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis

Classes

Eight-week pottery class — • Tuesdays 10:30-1 pm Aug 13-Oct 1 or • Wednesdays 6:30-9 pm Aug 14-Oct 2. For beginners and those with some experience working with clay.Wheel and glazing techniques. Cost: $215. Ages 14-adult. Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, 101 S. Main St www.pottery-101.com, pottery101nc@gmail.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Early registration open for Fall adult classes: Hand & Wheel Pottery and Traditional Darkroom Photography. Call 704-636-1882 to reserve your space. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org

Speakers & forums

School Justice Kickoff: Keep Kids in School & Out of Court — Saturday, Aug 3 • 1-2:30 p.m. Salisbury Civic Center 315 S. MLK Ave. Community-wide event kicks off Rowan County’s NC School Justice Partnership. Keynote speakers: Adam Sotak, NC Child Public engagement director; Rocky Cabagnot, executive director Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency. Plus Jubilee Choir, Salisbury Kings & Queens, Triple Threat Dance.
Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. • Aug 11: Cultivating Peace. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

Comedy

Improv Charlotte — Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov.8, Dec. 13: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. April- June proceeds benefit Classroom Central. We will also be collecting school supply donations at our shows.www.improvcharlotte.com/
‘Now are The Foxes’ improv — Aug 31 • 7:30: Hilarious Improv returns to Lee Street theatre. Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507
Queen City Comedy Experience — Sept 22-28:
• Nate Bargatze: Good Problem to Have, Sept. 22: Knight Theater
• Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, Sept. 25: Knight Theater
• Watch What Crappens Live: Sept. 26: McGlohon Theater
• Hari Kondabolu, Sept. 26: McGlohon Theater
• Comedy Conversation with Charna Halpern, Sept. 27: Duke Energy Theater
• Small Town Murder, Sept. 27: Duke Energy Theater
• Jon Reep, Sept. 27: McGlohon Theater
Info at www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000. Tickets at https://tix.carolinatix.org

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 am-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Landis Farmers Market— Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. West Rice Street next to the Landis Pool. jstamper@townoflandis.com
China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St 704-633-5946.
Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Lexington Farmers Market — 9 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St , www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com
Mooresville Farmers Market —9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. 255 E. Iredell Ave, www.racecityusa.org

Film

City Parks & Rec Movie in the park
Movies begin at 9 pm at City Park, 316 Lake Drive.
July 26: The Greatest Showman
Aug 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet
www.salisburync.gov/play

Concord hosts Movies on Means —
8:30 pm in Downtown Concord on Means Ave.
Aug 15: The Wolf Man (1941)
Sept. 20: Captain Marvel
Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars �� 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 16 and 23.Films shown at dark on the main lawn. Aug. 9: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961); Aug. 16: The Devil Wears Prada (2006); Aug. 23: The Great Gatsby (2013). Info at reynoldahouse.org

Art

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — “Mountains, Shores and More” Oil Paintings by Sharon Forthofer through July 27, main galleries, 409-413 N Lee St, 11 am-4 pm Thurs-Sat. Free , open to the public.
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — Through July 26: ‘The Color of Motion,’ original art by local artists Abigail Young, Emery Partee, Bruce White. Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Summer exhibition, Artistic Translations, through Aug. 30. Galleries free to visit 6 days a week: M-F, 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org/exhibitions.html
Fine Frame Gallery — Take a cruise through Downtown Salisbury to view our patriotic window display featuring original artwork and prints by local artist & legend Betty Sedberry. www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/ 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Trips

Salt & Pepper Ramblers Christmas in Orlando trip — Nov. 19-22: Holy Land Experience, Gaylord Palms Resort, Harry P. Leu Gardens Holiday Hous , more.. $440. Info: Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484

Call for vendors

Rowan County Fair is seeking — a non profit organization or church or restaurant to rent a permanent food booth at the fair. Fair dates: Sept 20-28.Call 704-640-2326 for more information.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Arts & Crafts/ Food — Aug 16-18: Celebrating an era of music. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Apply at www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors welcome. Charity Poker Run, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Auditions/call for performers

LSt auditions for ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ — Aug 5-6: Two males and three females. Show dates Sept 26- Oct 5. Contact director Craig Kolkebeck at director@leestreet.org for details.
Join the Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — First rehearsal for 2019-2020 season 7:15-9 p.m. Aug 5: Concord High School’s band room, 481 Burrage Road. Membership open to musicians with prior experience in high school or college bands or equivalent; member fees $25/semester. Season includes weekly rehearsals and four performances. Directed by Jason Partridge. See Facebook page or primetimeband.org or contact president Gwen Sembroski at president@primetimeband.org
Join the Stanly County Concert Band — 6:30 pm Aug 15: No membership fee. Loaner instruments may be available. In the Pfeiffer University Band Room adjacent to the maintenance bldg behind the chapel. Rehearse Thursdays 6:30-8:15 pm. Directed by Carmella Hedrick, Tim Hedrick, Frank Poolos. Contact Carmella Hedrick at cmhedrick@carolina.rr.com with questions or see Facebook.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra auditions​ — Sept 7 (strings)/ Sept 8 (non-strings): Music Director David Hagy will hear auditions at the Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Positions: assistant principal viola, section bass, third trumpet, section percussion, any instrument for sub-list. Details at www.salisburysymphony.org. To schedule an audition email pm@salisburysymphony.org or call 704-216-1513. Direct questions about repertoire for the audition to dhagy@wfu.edu
Hickory Oktoberfest seeks musicians/bands age 12-25 — Oct. 11-13: Local teen talent apply to tonyeltora@gmail.com. Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or info@downtownhickory.com
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

Enter the Carolina Artists Expo 2019 — Reception and presenting of awards 6:30 pm Sept 19: Enter your artwork in this annual art show, held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 MLK Jr. Ave. Show is open to the public and art work is judged. Obtain registration forms at www.thecarolinaartists.org or k up at the Civic Center or Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr Ave.
Hickory’s 34th Oktoberfest — Early registration ends Aug 1: Festival dates Oct 11-13. Juried Arts and Crafts show with prizes. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com
Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Deadline Aug. 15. Event date Sept. 19: Seeking artists; family friendly art in most disciplines accepted. No charge for participation. info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322-1121.

Call for volunteers

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Docent positions to give guided tours of current exhibitions to local 5th graders participating in ARTstop program. Training and exhibition materials provided. Choose Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am or 11:30 am-1pm.
One Church One Child Rowan County — Contact Jon Hunter, ROCOC Ministry Coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. www.rowancountync.gov/ rococ or 704-216-7914 or , jon.hunter@rowancountync.gov
Novant Rowan Medical Center — Volunteers of all ages welcome. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact: mfbostian@novanthealth.org
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. Volunteers welcome. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team kup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. kup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933.
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
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.
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.

 

 

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FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports

Crime

Blotter: Two charged after call about package

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School

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North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy