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Roundabout: What’s happening Sept. 5-11

Community Calendar

 

Night Life

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7:30 pm 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 Sept 6 Open Mic Night Jam with host Angel Roberts. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 6-8 pm Sept 7: Hot Spot Sunday Concert with Jessica Yates
• 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: Tail Light Rebellion • 8-10 pm Saturday: Colton Sherrill • 7 pm Thursday, Sept 12: Paint and sip with Debra Graden • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Gaining Ground • 6:30 pm Saturday: Piedmont Natural Grass • 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

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.
Flor De Toloache at The Davis Theatre — Sept. 13 • 8 p.m. 65 Union St South, Concord $37.50 at cabarrusartscouncil.org
Annual downtown Buskers Bash — 6-8 p.m. Oct 4: Local talent performs downtown. Vote for your favorite. Grand finale afterward. Downtown Salisbury. https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/
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
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • Paul Anka, Sept. 9 — Ovens Auditorium. Tickets start at $35 • Jimmy Webb, Oct. 30 — McGlohon Theater. Tickets start at $19.5https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
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

LSt presents “Kimberly Akimbo’ — 7:30 pm: Sep. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5). Hilarious and heartrending; teenager with a rare condition contends with hypochondriac mother, rarely sober father, scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and the possibility of first love. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

County Fairs 2019

Cabarrus County Fair
Sept. 6-14, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com
Davidson County Fair
Sept. 16-21, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com
Rowan County Fair
Sept. 20-28, Julian Road, 704-633-5632 or www.rowancountyfair.net
Stanly County Fair
Sept. 24-28, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.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

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 6: California vs Oregon Pinot Noir Wines Tasting with Stephanie. $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.

Festivals

North Carolina Folk Festival — Sept 6-8: Free three-day event. Groups from around the world on multiple stages. See www.ncfolkfestival.com
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 day of swashbuckling fun with living history performers, crafts, interactive pirate ship, costume contest. Refreshments available from local food trucks and mobile taverns. See NCMOH-programs.com or call 919-817-7000.
DSI hosts Brewbury Fest — Sept 20-21: Downtown Salisbury celebrates the art of craft beer. Beer Crawl downtown Friday 5-9 pm. Ticketed event Saturday 3-8 pms. Free games and music. Two-day tickets $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 — Nov 16 • 1-5 p.m. Tickets on sale now. Beer tastings, chili tastings, live entertainment on Union Street. Tickets at 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.
Pray Rowan — Sept. 7 • 10–11 a.m. Power Cross Ministry, 314 N. Ellis St. Gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrounds in prayer. www.prayecclesia.com
AAUW scholarship winner to speak at meeting — Sept 12 • 6:30 pm: Salisbury Branch of American Association of University Women, Livingstone College, Jacob Wells Center, 800 W Thomas St, Room 315. Livingstone College student Damia Marshall will attend National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Light refreshments. Free. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
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.
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
Hurley Park Butterfly Release — Oct 6 • 2 p.m. Enjoy a wondrous flight of color. learn about Monarch butterflies, their migration and their host plants. Hurley Park Annex, 304 Annandale Ave.
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
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 Red Hill Brewing. Pre-registration required at https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Tuesdays • 7-9 p.m., $5/pp. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Effie and Norman File, 704-633-9555; Caller is Marty Northrup, 864-909-3950.
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays. Tickets at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com

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
Meet Your Neighbor: Lynna Clark — Sept 9 • 6 pm. Lynna Clark, Rowan County native and author will discuss her latest work, writing, and how to get published. Refreshments and door prizes follow. East Rowan Branch RPL, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, 704-216-7840.
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.
Margaret Thompson-Shumate book signing — Sept.21 • 2-4 pm: Author of “Maggedy’s Short Stuff.” Southside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 500 Morlan Park Road.

Fundraisers

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. See online calendar at www.mowrowan.org/sipsupshop.
Dog wash to benefit Humane Society of Rowan County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14. At Tractor Supply, 405 Jake Alexander Blvd. www.humanes ocietyofrowancountync.org or HSRCNC1973@gmail.com or Facebook.
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
Community Barn Quilt Mural celebration & BBQ chicken fundraiser — Sept 7 • 4-8 pm: Vendors, Quilt Guild raffles, silent auction, mural dedication, barn quilt giveaway, ice cream social, live music by Gaining Ground. West Rowan FHG, 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mt Ulla, See Facebook for sign up.
Patriot Day Republican Golf Outing — Sept 14 • 1:30 p.m. start. Revival Golf at the Crescent. Details: Stephen Kidd, 704-798-1479.
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
China Grove Roller Mill Chicken & Pickin’ — Sept. 28 • 5-7 p.m. Homemade chicken and dumplings and homemade desserts. Musical entertainment by MGM and a silent auction. Bring your family, tour the mill. $10 for adults and $5 for children. Your donation will support the upkeep of this important landmark. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove www.facebook.com
Country Life Museum At Sloan Park— 9 am-2 pm Sept. 28: Gospel music, clogging, live auction, chicken and dumplings meal for purchase, craft items for sale, activities for children, raffle drawing at 2 pm. Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla. Call 704-213-2661 or email eliumrandy@gmail.com for more information or Like Carolina Antique Power Association on Facebook
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.
5th annual BBQ, Bands, & Boots — Sept. 28 • 6:30-10 p.m. Live music, food. Proceeds benefit Crosby Scholars. $40-$75. F&M Trolley Barn, 165 E. Liberty St., 704-762-3512, www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bbq-bands-boots-2019-tickets-68282461681
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
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.
7th annual Pigstock — Nov 2 • Noon-5 pm: Smoked BBQ, beer and bluegrass. A Greensboro Rotary BBQ competition benefitting Children of Vietnam and Rotarians Unite to Stop Hunger. Shooting Star Farms, 5624 Davis Mill Road, Greensboro.

History

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Sept 10: Partnering with Catawba College to present a lecture on the Napoleonic era; Dr. Frederick C. Schneid on “They have seen nothing yet — Young General Bonaparte and the Conquest of Italy.” Free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
John Knox Chapter of the DAR — 10:30 am Sept 14: Meet at Sloan Park, Kerr Mill, Mt Ulla for first meeting of the season. For women interested in history and genealogy. Info: Carol Salisbury, 704-855-7510.
Rowan Museum’s Deutscher Abend at the Old Stone House — Friday Sept. 20 • 6-9 p.m. at Rowan Museum’s “German Evening,” enjoy a whole cooked pig by Carolina Malt House, German sides and desserts by Buttercup Catering, New Sarum Brewing’s famous Braun Bock on tap and Dr. Michael Thompson of Pfeiffer Univiversty speaking on the importance of North Carolina BBQ. Advance tickets only, $50. RSVP to Rowan Museum by Sept. 12 at 704-633-5946 or office®rowanmuseum.org
Followed by the annual Germanfest at the Old Stone House — Sept. 21: Tours, period foods, children’s games, more. 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry, Ticket info at 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.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
KHA Kannapolis History Associates present ‘Reviving Reconstruction’ — 7 p.m. Sept 9: By Bryce Biehle, Gray Stone Day School senior. Insight into the era’s news, cultural taboos and beliefs. At A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
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.
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

At The YMCA

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
Oct 4 • Cancer Awareness through Nutrition, 11 am
Oct 8 • Pat Cohen Singing the Blues, 1:30 pm
Oct 10 • Lowes Apple Orchard Trip, 7:30 am
Oct 14 • Breast Mobile
Oct 15 • Jo Della-Insurance for Seniors, 1:30 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, 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.

At RPL

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
First three Toy Story films. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. 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
Lynna Clark, Rowan County native and author will discuss her latest work, writing, and how to get published. Refreshments and door prizes follow. 704-216-7840.
Bucket List: Learn to Dance the Shag (HQ)
Sept. 14, 3-4 pm
Professional instructor. Free but space is limited. RSVP to 704-216-8248 or email info@rowancountync.gov by Sept. 12.

Discover Fun in Kannapolis

www.kannapolisnc.gov
• Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Sept 14 • Oct 12 • Nov 9
Fire Truck Parade and Safety Festival — 10 am-2 pm Sept 28Laureate Center

Classes

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
• 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).
Sept. 5
Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab, 820 Klumac Road, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 13
Soldiers 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.

Comedy

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 704-372-1000. Tickets at https://tix.carolinatix.org

Film

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
Concord hosts Movies on Means — 8:30 pm. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged. Sept. 20: Captain Marvel. https://cabarrusartscouncil.org

Art

Photographic Art Exhibit at the Salisbury Business Center — “Light, Paper, Scissors” through Oct. 25. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
Carolina Artists Expo 2019 — Exhibit Sept. 17-21 • Reception and presenting of awards 6:30 pm Sept 19.
Tue Sept. 17: 1-8 pm
Wed-Fri Sept 18-20: 10 am-8 pm
Salisbury Civic Center, 315 MLK Jr. Ave. Show is free, open to the public and art work is judged. ww.thecarolinaartists.org
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.

Trips

Salt & Pepper Ramblers Christmas in Orlando trip — Nov. 19-22: Holy Land Experience, Gaylord Palms Resort, Harry P. Leu Gardens Holiday Hous , more.. $440. Info: Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484
Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino— Oct. 5. Leaving old Salisbury Mall parking lot 7 p.m., returning 8 a.m. Sunday. Cost $40 (non refundable) and $20 returned upon arrival. Money due by Sept. 15. Info 704-232-5201. Not responsible for any accidents.

Call for chili cooks

Oct. 12 deadline — 11th Annual Big Chili Cookoff is Nov.2. Guidelines and application at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html

Call for vendors

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
Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec 7-8: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendors call 704-640-2326 or visit rowancountyfair.net

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. Norvell Theater. Cold readings from the script. For age 6 – 18 years. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
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.

Call for artists/ artisans

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.
‘Nature at Its Best’ annual art competition — Exhibit is Oct 8-Nov 2: Sponsored by Stanly Arts Guild, 330-C North Second St, Albemarle. Top prize $500. All works must have a nature theme; may be 2D, 3D or photography. Prospectus and information at 704 322-0382 or www.stanlyartsguild.com
Hickory’s Full Circle Arts Fall Competition — No thematic requirements; open to artists of 3-D and 2-D work. Cash awards totaling $600. Hand deliver art to 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory, Oct. 3, 4, 5. Enter 3 pieces of art for $35 for non-members.Opening reception Oct. 17. www.fullcirclearts.org.

Call for volunteers

BlockWork — 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m Oct 26: Make A Difference Day. Apply to be a volunteer to spruce up the 900 block of N. Main St. with city staff. Apply 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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