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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 8-14

Community Calendar

Night Life

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7:30 pm Saturday: Comedy night with Barry McGee, The Don, Austin & Leb, The Cooleemee Clown. 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 Aug 9 : Open Mic Night Jam with host Angel Roberts. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 7-10 pm Saturday Aug 10: Karaoke
• 4-6 pm Aug 10: Saturday Smoothie Show with Don Eidman
• 6-8 pm Aug 11: Hot Spot Sunday Concert with Shadez of Crazee
• 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 6:30-7:30 pm Monday Aug 5: Peace Circle. Open and honest dialogue.
• 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: Mitch Hayes • 8-10 pm Saturday: Seth Griggs • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Tri County Grass • 6:30 pm Saturday: Southern Express• Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

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.
Davis Theatre 2019-2020 season
Flor De Toloache – Sept 13 8 pm $37.50
The Gibson Brothers – Oct 4 8 pm $37.50
The Black Market Trust – Jan 25, 8 pm $37.50
Davina & The Vagabonds – Feb 8, 8 pm $37.50
Melinda Doolittle – March 7, 8 pm $40
Susan Werner & David Myles – March 21, 8 pm $37.50
Tickets at cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2787. The Davis Theatre is located at the Cabarrus Arts Council inside the Historic Courthouse (65 Union St South)
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

Theater

‘Crimes of the Heart’ presented by Lee Street theatre — Aug. 15-17 and 22-24 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, , Aug 9: French Wines From Alternative Red & White Varietals Wine Tasting with Blair Diamond, Monsieur Touton Selections. $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
Josh Sanders in 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 GM Show— Aug. 10 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Brew & Choo Craft Beer Festival — Aug. 10 • 4-9 p.m.: With the music of Darrell Harwood (starts 5 pm) . Train ride with specialty brews, craft beer breweries, special brews, food trucks, family fun games in the Back Shop, and more. Admission $5 for 21 and over; free for age under 21. Advance tickets available.

Festivals

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. Celebrate the tomatoes of Woodleaf with family entertainment, tomato eating contest, Little Miss Tomato contest, food, fun, craft vendors, family fun. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, Woodleaf, www.facebook.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.
Neighborhood Block Party — 5-7 pm Aug. 18: First Presbyterian Church hosts block party with music, food trucks, outdoor games, a bounce house, free ice cream. Come and meet your neighbors. First Prestyberian Church courtyard and parking lot, corner of West Innes and South Fulton Streets.
Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention — Aug 30-31 and Sept 1: Jones Farm, 3590 NC-268, Lenoir. 8 competition categories. Friday free, Saturday $10, Sunday $15, children under 16 free. Community dance, cake walks, Youth JAM performances, hayrides, storytelling, children’s crafts, rock stacking in the river, Sunday concert including Piney Woods Boys, Shelby Rae Moore Band, Strictly Clean and Decent, the Burnett Sisters, The Harris Brothers, the Jeff Little Trio. https://HappyValleyFiddlers.org
DSI hosts Brewbury Fest — Sept 20-21: Downtown Salisbury celebrates the art of craft beer. For age 21+. Beer Crawl downtown Friday 5-9 pm. Ticketed event Saturday 3-8 pm at the Historic Salisbury Depot with food trucks, beverages. Free games and music. Two-day tickets are $25 plus taxes at www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com or 704-637-7814.
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

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
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.

Books

Carolina Romance Writers Sip & Sign 2019 — Sept 7 • 3-5 p.m. Editions Coffee and Bookstore, 217 South Main St, Kannapolis, www.eventbrite.com

Fundraisers

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.humanes ocietyofrowancountync.org or HSRCNC1973@gmail.com or Facebook.
Brookdale Community Fun Day — Aug 17 • 9 am – 1 pm: 2201 Statesville Blvd. Face painting, local vendors, hot dog plates 11 am-1 pm, Sweet Frog, games for children, cotton candy, candy apples, bouncy house, more. All proceeds go to the Alheimer’s Association.
Bread Riot’s annual Burger Bash — 5 pm Aug 24: Free. At New Sarum Brewery, 109 N Lee St. Local food truck Rustic Roots serving burgers, Fading D Farms serving water buffalo gelato, New Sarum serving beer. Plus local musicians. A portion of the beer and food sales go to support Bread Riot. 704- 267-7095.
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.
Doggie Dip Swim Party — Sept 7: A fun swim for your furry friends. All proceeds go to the Dog PAWs dog park. Visit www.salisburync.gov/PLAY for a complete list of swimming pool rules. Fred M. Evans Pool, 110 Old Concord Road
Night Fever: 1970s at the Shops Gala Fundraiser — Sep. 7 • 7-11 p.m. N.C. Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd., Spencer 704- 636-2889 www.facebook.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society 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
Big Chili Cookoff 2019 — $30 tickets through Oct 18; afterward non-member price is $40. http://waterworks.org/ specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html
Annual Matty-Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament — Oct 18: NC Dept of Public Safety Division III Community Correction’s tournament at The Revival at Crescent. Proceeds go to Correctional Peace Officers survivors’ foundation. 704-239-7370 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 Aug 22: Session Three: The Historic Salisbury Station Catacombs, 215 Depot St. • Must RSVP at www.historic salisbury.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
Fourth annual HSF presents Blankets and Bluegrass — 6-8 pm Aug. 18: The Trail Blazers and Destination Bluegrass on the Hall House Lawn. $10 donation appreciated. BYO blankets, chairs, picnics, beverages. Beer and wine also available for sale. 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, tteichroew@gmail.com

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org

At RPL

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
• HQ, closed Aug. 12-16 for HVAC repairs. 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

www.kannapolisnc.gov
• Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Concerts in the Park — Village Park, 7-10 p.m. Aug 10: Rick Springfield and Sugar Creek. Fireworks to follow concert
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
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 — See Fall schedule of classes and workshops for adults, youth and toddlers, plus Adult ARTpops at www.waterworks.org or 123 E. Liberty St.
Other classes
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 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
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

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
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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —Saturday: Comedy night with Barry McGee, The Don, Austin & Leb, The Cooleemee Clown. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.facebook.com/TheInnNC/
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

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.
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 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
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 sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov

Art

WVAC Summer Exhibition — ‘Artistic Translations’ through Aug 30. Free M-F, 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm. http://waterworks.org/exhibitions.html
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery host ‘Expanding Expressions’ — Exhibit of art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith on display g 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 — “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
Scott Avett exhibit — Oct 12: North Carolina Museum of Art hosts first solo museum exhibition of the visual art of Scott Avett, founding member of the Grammy-nominated Avett Brothers band. Open Oct 12-Feb 2, 2020, “Scott Avett: Invisible” will include large-scale portraits, prints, and paintings. SEE EMAIL DATED MAY 6

Trips

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 chili cooks

11th Annual Big Chili Cookoff — Nov. 2: Application deadline Oct 12. Limited number of chili cook spots available. Chili cook guidelines and application at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html.

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

‘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. 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 tim@salisburypride.com
Join the Stanly County Concert Band — 6:30 pm Aug 15: No membership fee. Loaner instruments may be available. Pfeiffer University Band Room. Rehearse Thursdays 6:30-8:15 pm. Contact cmhedrick@carolina.rr.com or see Facebook.
PPT auditions for ‘Shakespeare in Love’ — 7 p.m. Aug 26-27: Roles for elementary through high school. Third floor Meroney Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Must pre-register at 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra auditions​ — Sept 7 (strings)/ Sept 8 (non-strings): Assistant principal viola, section bass, third trumpet, section percussion, any instrument for sub-list. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Details at www.salisburysymphony.org. Schedule an audition at pm@salisburysymphony.org or 704-216-1513. Questions about repertoire for the audition go 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 pick up at the Civic Center or Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr Ave.
Hickory’s 34th Oktoberfest — Festival dates Oct 11-13. Juried Arts and Crafts show with prizes. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com
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, office@caldwellarts.com 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. info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322-1121.

Call for volunteers

BlockWork — Oct 26: Make A Difference Day. Volunteer applications available at salisburync.gov/BlockWork. Deadline Oct. 1.
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. Volunteers provide adult support and companionship and/or share an art project with the young people. Contact Nancy Gaines, ngainescfa@gmail.com 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 , 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 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 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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Rep. Amber Baker discusses legislative session during Rowan Democrats breakfast meeting

Local

Thousands of locals, out-of-towners gather for a groovy time at annual Hippie Fest

News

N.C. Zoo ready for expansion if lawmakers OK funding

Education

RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest

Local

Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction

Business

Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured

Education

Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12

Local

Cheerwine Festival will stick to Main Street, stay away from new park in September

Lifestyle

Celebrating Rowan County’s early cabinetmakers

Education

Service Above Self announces youth challenge winners

Business

Economic Development Commission creates search tool for people seeking Rowan County jobs