Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 1-7
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 1, 2019
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: Open Mic Night Jam. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 6-8 pm Sunday: Hot Spot Sunday Concert.
• 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 Jason Leake • 8-10 pm Saturday Greg Adam • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Gaining Ground • 6:30 pm Saturday: The Robertson Boys • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
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 email@example.com or 704-638-5333 for more information.
Music & more
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 — 6 pm 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 $19.5. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
Final Weekend 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
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 2: Wines From Central California Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person.. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
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
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.
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
RCDP Family fun festival — 2-5 pm Aug 17: Corn hole toss tournament between the municipal candidates; games and crafts for kids, Speaker Erica Smith for US Senate. Held at Shoafs Wagon Wheel, 151 Barn Dance Drive.
Salty D.O.G. and the County at Carolina Bohemian Jam Festival — Festival dates Aug 16-18. Salty DOG 12:30 pm Aug. 17. Tribute bands, local musicians, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, Facebook or 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 Hospice 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
Pray Rowan — Aug. 3 • 10–11 a.m West Rowan Elementary School. Gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrounds in prayer. www.prayecclesia.com
2019 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 email@example.com or 704-638-5333 for more information.
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
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 NC https://southernshows.com/wch
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
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.
Send your barn quilt photo — West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden is seeking to document barn quilts in Rowan County. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to https://www.facebook.com
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
Jerry’s chicken dinner fundraiser — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9: to pay medical bills for local kidney donor and recipient from Franklin Baptist Church, 3810 Hwy 601. $10 for chicken dinner, sides and dessert. Call to order 704-798-7485. Delivery available for 10 or more.
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.humanesocietyofrowancountync.org or HSRCNC1973@gmail.com or Facebook.
Cleveland Lions Club Joe Hall Breakfast — Aug 31 • -10 am, Cleveland Lions Den, 106 Cemetery St, Cleveland. Provides scholarships for 2 WRHS seniors. By donation. More info 704-278-2252.
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 704-636-5700.
KHA Kannapolis History Associates present — 7 p.m. Aug 5: Bill Hallman on Cabarrus County Poor House (The Old County Home). A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
Historic Salisbury Foundation presents H.O.T. Summer 2019 — History On Tap. 6-8 pm Aug 22: Session Three: The Historic Salisbury Station Catacombs, 215 Depot St. • Must RSVP at www.historicsalisbury.org
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., Regency Period re-enactors and board members will greet guests, play period games with children, serve light refreshments, and share information about house, the period, and the collection. Free even; 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. 226 S. Jackson St, 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 Picking in the Mountains
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
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
Discover Fun in Kannapolis.
• 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
Thursdays on Main — Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m.
Aug 8: The Embers
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Sept 14 • Oct 12 • Nov 9
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
National Night Out, Veterans Park
5 pm Aug 6:
Kaleidoscope Art Festival & Zombie Walk
Aug. 24 • 4 p.m.-8 a.m.
Downtown, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis
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, email@example.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, www.waterworks.org
Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418 www.hiveandco.com
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses. www.rowancountync.gov
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., www.SoFulYoga.com or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, M t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook
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. • SECOND SUNDAYS Aug 11: Cultivating Peace. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Improv Charlotte — Aug. 9: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. 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
Anjelah Johnson’s ‘Technically Not Stalking Tour’ — Oct. 12 • 7 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets start at $39.75 at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets, box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd or www.blumenthalarts.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
City Parks & Rec Movie in the park
Movies begin at 9 pm at City Park, 316 Lake Drive.
Aug 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Reynolda Cinema Under the Stars
WINSTON-SALEM — For the first time Reynolda’s summer film series will be presented for free. Gates open at 7 p.m. films shown at dark on the main lawn of Reynolda House.
Aug. 9: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Aug. 16: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Aug. 23: The Great Gatsby (2013)
Info at reynoldahouse.org
Joedance Film Festival supports pediatric cancer research — Aug. 1-3: 10th annual Joedance Film Festival raises money for pediatric cancer research; held at Charlotte Ballet. See https://filmfreeway.com/JoedanceFilmFestival
Sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival accepting submissions — May 8-9, 2020; submissions accepted through March. Must have a NC connection. LongleafFilmFestival.com or 919-814-7028 or email@example.com
Waterworks Summer Exhibition — Artistic Translations, through Aug 30. Waterworks’ galleries are free to visit, 6 days a week: M-F, 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm. http://waterworks.com
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery host ‘Expanding Expressions’ — Exhibit of art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith on display Aug 1-Sept 14. Rail Walk gallery. 409-413 N Lee St, between Lee St theater and Rail Walk Brewery & Eatery. www.railwalkgallery.com
Photographic Art Exhibit at the Salisbury Business Center — Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday aug 2: “Light, Paper, Scissors” through Oct. 25. 301 S. Main St., www.salisburybusinesscenter.com
Fine Frame Gallery —Original artwork and prints by local artist & legend Betty Sedberry. www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/ 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Community Travelers trips — To Shatley Springs Aug 31 and to NC State fare Oct 19. Contact Brenda 704-431-3974 or Cathy 704-433-5609 for details.
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 to present ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ — Aug 5-6: Two males and three females. Show dates Sept 26- Oct 5. Contact director Craig Kolkebeck at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — First rehearsal 7:15-9 p.m. Aug 5: Concord High School band room, 481 Burrage Road. For musicians with prior experience; member fees $25/semester. Weekly rehearsals and four performances. Directed by Jason Partridge. See Facebook or www.primetimeband.org or contact email@example.com
‘Over The Rainbow: Broadway With a Twist’ — Auditions 6-9 pm Aug 13 and 15: For Salisbury Pride’s benefit concert on Sept 7. Show tunes where men sing songs written for women and vice versa. Directed by Caroline Stephenson. Matthew Michael Brown , accompanist. FUMC, 217 S. Church St. Benefits Salisbury Pride’ youth/educational programs and Novant ’s HIV/AIDS patient emergency fund. Sign up at www.salisburypride.com. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with questions or see Facebook.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-216-1513. Direct questions about repertoire for the audition to email@example.com
Hickory Oktoberfest seeks musicians/bands age 12-25 — Oct. 11-13: Local teen talent apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for artists/ artisans
Early deadline today — 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 email@example.com
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 pick up at the Civic Center or Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr Ave.
Lenoir’s 34th annual sculpture celebration — Sept. 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive, Lenoir. Sculptors invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. Early registration discounts available. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.caldwellarts.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. email@example.com or 828-322-1121.
Call for volunteers
Barnabas Connection — 2:45-5 pm weekly through the school year: CFA and St. John’s Lutheran Church host after-school arts program for at risk students at Knox Middle School. Meet at St. John’s for meal, circle time, art. Need volunteers to provide adult support and companionship and/or to share an art project with the young people. Contact Nancy Gaines, firstname.lastname@example.org or attend introductory meeting 2:30 pm Aug 22 at at St. John’s Lutheran.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Docents to give guided tours of exhibitions to 5th graders participating in ARTstop program. Training provided. Choose Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 9:30-11 am or 11:30 am-1 pm.
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 , email@example.com
Novant Rowan Medical Center — Volunteers of all ages welcome. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.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 pickup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933.
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.