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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 15-21

Community Calendar

Night Life

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 pm Saturday: Shecaniah Music and Deep River. 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 16 : Open Mic Night Jam with hostDon Eidman. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 4-6 pm Aug 17: Saturday Afternoon Smoothie with Salty D.O.G., original local Alternative Rock/Pop, Funk Rock, and Native acoustic music
• 6-8 pm Aug 18: Hot Spot Sunday Concert with Fleming James, Christian recording artists
• 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: Daniel Gurley • 6-930 pm Saturday: Jon & ChaS of Captain Lunchbox – Parking Lot Party • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: The Trailblazers • 5-8 pm Saturday: The Meat Locker Jam. All proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project • 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, an NC Bluegrass Gospel group the museum rooms will not be open, just the auditorium • Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
The Bluegrass Reunion — Aug 17: 4 pm covered dish dinner followed by Meet & Greet social at 6 pm. Wood Family Tradition kicks off reunion concert at 6:30 pm. Held at Troutman Church of God, seven miles south of Statesville at 490 S Main St. info: 704-267-9439
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.
Masterclass and recital by The Factory Seconds Trio — Sept 9: Hosted by Catawba Music Dept. The trio will conduct a brass masterclass for high school and college students 5-6 pm, recital begins at 7:30 pm in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, free to the public. Info at https://catawba.edu
Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Nov 15: REO Speedwagon See Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

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 16: Wines of Ca’ Momi Vineyards of Napa Valley with Stephanie. A selection of Italian style wines made in California. $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

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, music by The Trailblazers 9:15-10 am. 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. 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.
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
High Point Library hosts Tattoo History Program — Aug 26 • 6:30 p.m. Chuck W. Eldridge of the Tattoo Archive in Winston-Salem on NC Tattoo History, Morgan Room, High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St. www.highpointnc.gov
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
Whiskey With Wiley — Sept 14 • 5 pm: NY Times-bestselling author, plus whiskey tasting, refreshments, book signing.Historic Loray Mill, Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com, $30/$45 includes reserved paperback copy of The Last Ballad.

Fundraisers

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

Gold Hill’s Family-friendly Summer Family Fun Night — Aug 24 • 4-7 p.m.: Activities, games, fire and EMS trucks on display, prizes for children. Food from Mama T’s Restaurant and the Hot Dog Shack. Historic Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com
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
Fourth annual HSF presents Blankets and Bluegrass — 6-8 pm Aug. 18: The TrailBlazers 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
Annual Germanfest at the Old Stone House — Sept. 21: 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry, Ticket info at 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.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 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
AARP — Sept. 5 • 1 pm: salad bar lunch, program on disaster planning by Heather Lemaster of American Red Cross. For seniors 50+. Free. 704-216-7714. 1201 S. Dr. MLK Jr. Ave.

Discover Fun in Kannapolis

www.kannapolisnc.gov
• Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Stories Under the Stars — Kannapolis Library, 7 p.m. Aug 17: Steve Langley: Soap Bubble Circus
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Sept 14 • Oct 12 • Nov 9
4th annual Kaleidoscope Art Festival & Zombie Walk
Aug. 24 • 4-8 p.m.: Live painting, deejay music, “haunts” and hearses, arts & craft vendors Dress up and participate in the Zombie Walk at 7:30. Downtown, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis

Classes

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

Comedy

‘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
Improv Charlotte — Sept. 13, At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. www.improvcharlotte.com/
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
www.blumenthalarts.org or 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

Film

City Parks & Rec Movie in the park — 9 pm at City Park, 316 Lake Drive. www.salisburync.gov/play
TODAY: Concord hosts Movies on Means — 8:30 pm Aug 15: ‘The Wolf Man (1941).’ Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged.
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. 16: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Aug. 23: The Great Gatsby (2013)
Info at reynoldahouse.org
NASCAR documentary ‘Blink of an Eye’ —Sept. 12 • 7p.m. Based on the true story of NASCAR icons Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Sr. , features interviews with Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr.. Richard Petty, Richard Childress. Plus historical vignette on how the sport was born, never seen interview of Dale Earnhardt Sr. by NASCAR legend Benny Parsons, profile of Lee and Richard Petty, plus special video from singer Bobby Capps, by 38 Special. Tickets at Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road or www.FathomEvents.com

Art

Cabarrus Celebrates the Arts — Aug 27 • 630 p.m. Special guest speaker Mike Wiley plus drinks and appetizers. Cabarrus Arts Council, inside the Historic Courthouse (65 Union St South). https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
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 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 — “Light, Paper, Scissors” through Oct. 25. 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 —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

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

Holly Jolly Holiday Faire — Nov 2: Indoor/outdoor show hosted by Youth United of Christ United Methodist Church. 10 x 10 space $35. If interested, email cmeres123@gmail.com
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.
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

PPT’s ‘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 — 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
PPT Youth’s ‘Stinky Cheese Man’ — Sept 16-17 • 4 and 5 pm at the Norvell. Free to audition but must pre-register. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Youth productions are perfect for actors age 6 – 18 years.
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.
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

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. 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.
BlockWork — Oct 26: Make A Difference Day. Volunteer applications available at salisburync.gov/BlockWork. Deadline Oct. 1.
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 Hickory’s 34th Oktoberfest — Festival dates Oct 11-13. Juried Arts and Crafts show with prizes. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com
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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