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Roundabout: What’s happening Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Community Calendar

County Fairs 2019
Iredell County Fair
Aug. 30-Sept. 7, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org
Stanly County Fair
Sept. 24-28, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/
Cabarrus County Fair
Sept. 6-14, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com
Rowan County Fair
Sept. 20-28, Julian Road, 704-633-5632 or www.rowancountyfair.net
Davidson County Fair
Sept. 16-21, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com
Dixie Classic County Fair
Oct. 4-13. Fireworks nightly at 9:45. Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com
NC State Fair
Oct. 17-27, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

Night Life

The Fish Bowl Lounge, 127 E. Innes St — 8:30-11 pm Aug 30. Bryan Christopher with Harbor Fræght, Tool Tribute Band (quality Tool at a lower price). $5 cover • 704-762-9989, https://www.facebook.com/The fishbowlsalisbury/
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Closed Aug. 31. Save the Date: Sept. 7: Eli Yacinthe comes to Salisbury with his full band. 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 30 Open Mic Night Jam with host Orland Cara. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 8-10 pm Aug 31: Saturday Evening Smoothie with Justin Reid
• 2-3:30 pm Sunday Sept 1: Blank Page Creative Writing Group. Bring pen/pencil and paper. First Sundays. Free.
• 6-8 pm Sept 1: Hot Spot Sunday Concert with Seth Pittman
• 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 6:30-8 pm Monday Sept 2: 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: Alec & Austin • 8-10 pm Saturday: Joel McCarson • 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 Grass Strings • 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

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Aug 30: Performance by Jim Avett followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
J2B2 live at Lee Street — Aug 30 • 7:30 pm: John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band J2B2 performing live at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Best of Blumenthal’s Open Mic — Aug 30 • 7:30 pm: McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. A free evening of entertainment featuring this year’s fan favorites. openmic@ncbpac.org or www.blumenthalarts.org
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
Jazz Vespers event — Sept. 14 • 7 pm: St. John’s Lutheran Church Faith Center, 200 W Innes St. Free. Spoken word poetry by Ramon Jordan; musical performance by Fusion Fellowship.
On Stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord —Flor De Toloache – Sept 13 8 pm $37.50. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Price of Freedom hosts Old School Gospel concert series — • Oct. 19 : Gospel Voices. • Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
NC Music Hall of Fame 11th annual 2019 Induction ceremony — Oct 17 • , 7-10:30 pm: Gem Theatre, 111 West First St., Kannapolis. Tickets at northcarolina musichalloffame.org


LSt presents— 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. Kimberly Akimbo (Sep. 26-28 & Oct. 3-5)

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 30: Liquor Barrel Aged Wines Tasting with Andrew Alley. Taste wines aged in bourbon, tequila and cognac barrels. $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
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/
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
Day Out With Thomas 2019— Sept. 27-29.


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. https://HappyValleyFiddlers.org
34th Annual Lenoir Sculpture Celebration — Sept 7 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Circle SW, Lenoir. Free to attend.
Second Annual City Of Oaks Pirate Fest — Sept 14 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh. Free. A day of swashbuckling fun with. See NCMOH-programs.com or call 919-817-7000.
North Carolina Folk Festival — Sept 6-8: Free three-day event. Groups from around the world on multiple stages. See www.ncfolkfestival.com
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
3rd annual Concord Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival — Tickets on sale now to the 3rd Annual Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival on Saturday, Nov 16, from 1-5 p.m. in Downtown Concord. Beer tastings, chili tastings, live entertainment. Held in the center of town on Union Street. $30 Beer & Chili Ticket; $20 Chili Tasting Only Ticket. 704-784-4208 or info@concorddowntown.com
Holly Jolly Holiday Faire — Nov 2 • 9 am-2 pm. Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. Multiple vendors on site plus raffles. Free admission.

This & That

Alive After 5 Landis Cruise In — Sept 6 • 5-9 p.m.Central Ave, Downtown Landis. www.townoflandis.com
Story with a Farmer — Sept 6 • 4:30: Farmer Ashley McKnight reads “PB & J Hooray!” Children gather on the front porch of the China Grove Roller Mill for story and fun activity followed by taste testing of local grape jelly. At the China Grove Roller Mill Farmer’s Market.
Concord: Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt — Oct. 19 • 4 – 8 p.m: Downtown Concord & the Charlotte Murder Mystery Group. $25 tickets include 2 drink tickets and materials needed to solve the mystery Event kicks off at Red Hill Brewing. Pre-registration required at https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/
A French Soiree at the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures — Sept 14: NC Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures, 108 4th St, Spencer, www.ncmdtm.com
World Cleanup Day in Salisbury — Sep. 21 • 9 a.m.-noon. Unite and clean up litter. West End Community Park & Gardens, 1110 Brenner Ave., 980-234-4800, www.happyrootsnc.org
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past SaturdaysTickets at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com
Monthly Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Sept. 13: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722.
KAA-MaCC Sixth Anniversary Celebration — Oct 11-12: Gala Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Oct 12 at The Laureate Center in Kannapolis. Info at 704-925-1314 or info@kaamacc.org
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.


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.


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.
September Sip, Sup, and Shop — Salisbury and Rowan County businesses participate to benefit Meals on Wheels Rowan by giving back a percentage of proceeds or sponsor meals for a Meals on Wheels participant. The goal is to support local businesses so that they, in turn, can support meals for homebound seniors in Rowan County. See online calendar at www.mowrowan.org/sipsupshop.
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
Night Fever: 1970s at the Shops Gala Fundraiser — Sept. 7 • 7-11 pm : 1970s gala fundraising event at the Shops. Live music from the Tonez, dance contests, party games, costume awards. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd., Spencer 704- 636-2889 www.facebook.com
Dog wash to benefit Humane Society of Rowan County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 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
Special Needs Fashion Show — Sept. 24 • 5-8 p.m. $30. Partners In Learning ‘s annual ‘Just As I Am’ fashion show featuring special-needs models. Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road. See epartnersinlearning.org
Chicken & Pickin — Sept. 28 • 6-8 p.m. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove www.facebook.com
Fall Lobster Sale for Meals on Wheels Rowan — Sept. 28 • 3-5 p.m. Order through Sept. 20 at www.mowrowan.org/lobster-sale or call 704-633-0352.
BBQ, Bands, & Boots — Sept. 28 • 6:30-10 p.m. Live music, food. Proceeds benefit Crosby Scholars. $40-$75.00 F&M Trolley Barn, 165 E. Liberty St., 704-762-3512, www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org
Big Chili Cookoff — Big Chili Cookoff tickets through Oct. 18: member price of $30. Afterward, non-member price is $40. http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html
Community trunk sale plus arts & crafts — 8 a.m.-noon Aug 31: Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, to help raise funds for ongoing programs. Also concessions available. Nancy Gaines, Program Coordinator, ngainescfa@gmail.com
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. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan County. E-mail hsrcnc1973@gmail.com or call 704-636-5700.


239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte — Aug 31-Sept 1: Annual Revolutionary War weekend. Battle reenactment 2 pm both days. Tickets at Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. Huntersville. 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Backcountry Days Festival — Sept. 7, noon-5 p.m. Charlotte History Museum, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. Free. Outdoor music festival on the lawn of Mecklenburg county’s oldest surviving home. 704-568-1774, charlottemuseum.org
Reed Gold Mine 30th annual NC Gold Panning Competition — Sept. 14: Pan-O-Lympics, also known as the NC Open Gold Panning Competition. Fun, prizes and activities for young and old; pro and amateur divisions. Ticket info at 704-721-4653 or www.ncdcr.gov.
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
Gold Hill Founder’s Day — Sept. 28 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Arts, crafts, gold panning, live music, food to celebrating history and culture of the 19th century gold mining town. Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill 704-267-9439 www.historicgoldhill.com
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
John Knox Chapter of the DAR — 10:30 am (second Saturday): Daughters of the American Revolution, Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St. Carol Salisbury 704-855-7510.


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org
Sept 17 • Health Care Power of Attorney, 1:30 pm
Sept 19 • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:30 am, urgent need please donate. Walk ins welcome
Sept 19 • Bill Godley, Godley’s Nursery, 11 am, Preparing your garden for winter
Sept 25 • AARP presents “Home Fit” Noon, Lunch & Learn Covered Dish
Sept 26 • Riley’s Ceramic Class, 1 -3 pm
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.
Movie Of The Month — Sept. 26 • 2-4:30 p.m. Bouncer from the Bronx hired to drive world-class Black pianist on concert tour thru the Deep South.


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
Toy Story Movie Marathon (HQ)
Sept. 7, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Stanback Auditorium. No unaccompanied children under age 8. 704-216-8248.
Toy Story 1995 9:30 am-11 am
Toy Story 2 1999 12:30 pm-2 pm
Toy Story 3 2010 2:30 pm-4:15 pm
Meet Your Neighbor: Lynna Clark (East) — Sept. 9, 6 pm:  Rowan County native and author will discuss her latest work, writing, and how to get published. Refreshments and door prizes follow. 704-216-7840 .

Discover Fun in Kannapolis

Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Sept 14 • Oct 12 • Nov 9
10 am-2 pm Sept 28: Fire Truck Parade and Safety Festival, Laureate Center
Oct 17: N.C. Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (ticketed event)


Waterworks — Register for fall art classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Sept. 21: Beaded Flowers II, adult ARTpops experience. Details and online registration at www.waterworks.org
8-week Beginner Guitar Class — 50 & over adults. Starting Sept 9 • 3:30 pm. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. No experience required. $40 plus $15 for workbook. Call Bob 704- 640-0279 for more information.

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
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, M t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Blood drives

RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Aug. 31
Southern Charm Realty, 165 Shue Road, China Grove, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sept. 3
American Red Cross, E.H. Dole Chapter, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd, Noon-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 5
Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab, 820 Klumac Road, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 13
Soldier AME Memorial Zion Church, 306 N Church St, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sept. 15
Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 18
RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sept. 19
JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29
Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-637-1722
Oct. 1
Stallings Memorial Baptist, 817 S. Main St., 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Speakers & forums

Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m.Sept 8: Opening to Guidance and Wisdom. 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.


Improv Charlotte — Sept. 13: 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. 329 N. Lee St., Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507
Queen City Comedy Experience — Sept 22-28: www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000. Tickets at https://tix.carolinatix.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


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 — Sept 13 • 5:30-8 pm: Opening Reception and Meet the Artists. That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine Free; donations accepted. www.waterworks.org
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
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Featured in September: special preview of new works by local plein air artist Phyllis Steimel. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe gallery.com, www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/
‘Scott Avett: Invisible’ exhibit — Oct 12: NC Museum of Art hosts first solo museum exhibition of the visual art of Scott Avett, founding member of the Avett Brothers band. Open Oct 12-Feb 2, 2020, includes large-scale portraits, prints, and paintings.


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

Oct. 12 application deadline — 11th Annual Big Chili Cookoff is Nov.2. 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.
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
Central UMC annual Bazaar — Oct. 26 • 10 am-2 pm. 200 4th St, Spencer. Vendor space includes 6’ table and chair for $15. email: ritasims@aol.com for details
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

Auditions/call for performers

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

BlockWork — Oct 26: Make A Difference Day. Volunteer applications available at salisburync.gov/BlockWork. Deadline Oct. 1.
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
Hickory’s 34th Oktoberfest — Festival dates Oct 11-13. Juried Arts and Crafts show with prizes. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com
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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Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10


Update: $1.9 trillion relief bill passes House, moves on to Senate


Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely


Update: FDA follows advisers’ recommendation, OKs single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J


Post wins 18 N.C. Press Association Awards


Cooper vetoes bill that would force K-12 schools to reopen


Lanning named Spencer’s fire chief