Roundabout: What’s happening Sept. 26-Oct. 2
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• 7-11 pm Friday Sept 27 Open Mic Night Jam with hosts Meryl & Cliff Vogh. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 6-8 pm Sept 29: Sunday Hot Spot Concert with Don Eidman • 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair • 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: Brad Rattledge • 5-930 pm Saturday: Carolina Clay • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: The Griggs • Saturday: Nu Hi Way • 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. Friday Sept 27: Performance by Heather and Tony followed by open jam session. In the Ken Burns Country Music documentary is footage of ‘Mother’ Maybelle Carter playing her 1928 Gibson L-5 guitar. Our guest, Heather Berry Mabe, has played that very guitar. Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
The Gibson Brothers on stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord — Oct. 4 • 8-10 p.m. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord. Tickets $37.50 at www.cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2787
Annual downtown Buskers Bash — Friday, Oct 4: Local talent perform s downtown from 6 to 8 p.m. Vote for your favorite. Grand finale to follow.www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Salisbury Symphony presents — Oct. 12 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. “Opera Fireworks!” with acclaimed Soprano Jennifer Rowley, World-acclaimed Metropolitan Opera Soprano. Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St. $25-$35 at www.salisburysymphony.org
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
Lee Street theatre presents ’Kimberly Akimbo’ — 7:30 pm: Sept 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
Catawba’s Blue Masque presents ‘Women in Congress’ — Oct. 2-5 • 7:30-10:30 p.m.The government gets nothing done, idiots are in leadership.. The solution? Have women secretly take over the government. Comedy for 14 yrs and up. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, Mc/Epp House Room 100. Tickets $10-$15 at 704 637 4481 or www.catawba.edu
PPT presents ‘Shakespeare in Love’ — Oct. 3-6 and 9-12 • Meroney Theater, 213 South Main St, 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street theatre’s Reading with Response Series — Oct. 13 • 7:30 p.m. “Just Our Luck.” 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: Battle of the Cabs: California vs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon Wines with Stephanie. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.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 and Oct. 4-6
Cub Scout Day — Oct. 19 • 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
China Grove farm participates in National Alpaca Farm Days — Sept 28-29 • 10 am-4 pm: Meet alpacas close up, feel the alpaca fleece, tour the farm, weaving and spinning demonstrations, learn about breeding and raising, fun activities for kids. 9855 Old Concord Road. Info: Char Johnson, 704 855-5434, HappyTailsAlpacaFarm@yahoo.com
40th annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park — Oct. 5-6 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Family fun, music, craft vendors. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, www.rowancountync.gov
Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival — Oct. 19 • 12-5 p.m. NC Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis www.kannapolisarts.com
Family Fun Fest — Oct. 19 • 4-8 p.m. Granite Civic Park, 202 West Peeler St, Granite Quarry www.granitequarrync.gov
This & That
Fleming Heights open house and reception — Sept. 29 • 4-7 pm: Tour the building and grounds 4-5 pm; live music on the lawn 4-7 pm; light food 5-7 pm. Affordable housing for seniors celebrates 15 years. Open to the public, 430 Lash Drive, down the street from the Laurels Rehabilitation Center.
Carolina Shag lessons — Starting Monday, Sept 30: Beginner class 7 pm, Intermediate 8 pm. 4 week session $50 per person. No partner required. Professional instructors Ashley and Tobitha Stewart. At The Candy Shoppe, 102 S. Main St., China Grove, upstairs in the loft, enter at side door. Info: text 704-202-9655 or email email@example.com or see www.carolinashaglesson.com
Alive After 5 Landis Cruise In — Oct. 4 • 5-9 p.m. Central Ave, Downtown Landis. www.townoflandis.com
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Fridays and Saturdays in September. Tours also added 7 pm Monday and Tuesday evenings). No tours Oct 4 or 5. Tours resume Oct. 11 and 12 at 7 and 10 pm. Monday-Tuesday tours resume Oct 14- 15 at 7 pm. Halloween night tour is 7 pm. Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.com
Hurley Park Butterfly Release — Oct 6 • 2 p.m. Enjoy a flight of color, learn about Monarch butterflies, their migration and their host plants. Hurley Park Annex, 304 Annandale Ave.
2019 KAA-MaCC Anniversary Weekend-Gala Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — Oct. 12 • 3:30-7:30 pm: $30. Celebrate distinguished contributions of Cabarrus and Rowan County natives. Laureate Center Kannapolis, 704-925-1314, www.kaa-macc.or
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Tuesdays • 7-9 p.m., $5/pp. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. 704-633-9555.
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. Saturdays through October.Tickets at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com
September Sip, Sup, and Shop — Salisbury and Rowan County businesses participate to benefit Meals on Wheels Rowan by giving back a percentage of proceeds. See online calendar at www.mowrowan.org/sipsupshop.
Spencer Woman’s Club Annual Mum Sale — Sept. 28 • 8 am-1 pm, 100 3rd St. Mums -$5. Call 704-636-7836 to reserve
Walter G. Sifford, lung transplant recipient — Sept 28 • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Benefit fundraiser, choose flounder and croaker plates (baked beans, slow, bread,cake), hot dog plates , 2 hot dogs, baked beans, chips, cake drink. Plates $10, drinks $1. Geneva Oglesby Community center, 663 Dunn’s Mtn Road, Granite Quarry. Sponsored by H olmes Iron & Metal. Questions? Walter SIfford, 704-239-2816
5th annual BBQ, Bands, & Boots — Sept. 28 • 6:30-10 p.m. Live music, food. Proceeds benefit Crosby ScholarsF&M Trolley Barn, 165 E. Liberty St., 704-762-3512, www.crosbyscholarsrowan.org
Fundraiser ‘Concert for Kentucky’ — Saturday Sept 28 • 7 p.m.: Bluegrass gospel band Chosen Road. Bring coats, sweaters, shoes, boots for us to carry on our missions trip in December. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
China Grove Roller Mill Chicken & Pickin’ — Sept. 28 • 5-7 p.m. Homemade chicken and dumplings, homemade desserts. Music by MGM and silent auction. Tour the mill. $10 adults, $5 children. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., 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. 704-213-2661.
Bingo with the Mocksville Lions Club — Friday, Oct 4 • Doors 5:30 pm; games 6 pm: With prizes. Cornerstone Church, 1585 NC Hwy. N, Mocksville. Tickets $10 (cash only) at the door for 10 games. Snacks available. Have fun s and support the Mocksville Lions Club.
Lights of Love — Oct. 4 • 6-9 p.m. $3 sponsors a luminaria in honor or memory of a special person or animal. Candles around City Lake will be lit at dusk. Rain date: Oct 5. City Lake, Lake Drive, 704-636-5700.
Answer 4 Cancer Run for Life — Oct. 5: 5K and fun run. Advance registration preferred online at www/salisburyrowanrunners.org or day of registration starts at 7 a.m. North Rowan High School, 300 N. Whitehead Ave, Spencer. To become a sponsor call 704-313-1500.
Union Lutheran BBQ — Oct. 12 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Hickory smoked 8-10 lb pork butts w/one quart slaw and pint of sauce, $40. Ticket inquiries at 704-433-9446. Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, ulcsalisbury.org
Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Oct. 12 • 4-11 p.m. $8. Youth and Adult Competition in bluegrass, gospel and old time individual and band. Chopped barbeque plates hamburgers and hotdogs available. East Rowan High School, St Luke’s Church Road, 704-267-9439.
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: The Revival at Crescent. Proceeds go to Correctional Peace Officers survivors’ foundation. 704-239-7370 or https://www.facebook.com/MattyBrennerMemorial/
Unhinged Hee Haw — Oct. 19-20: Featuring The Efirds, Kayla Fetters, John Hardison, Cheeseman, Fleming James. Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove. Saturday dinner 6 pm/show 7 pm • Saturday 7 pm show only • Sunday 3 p.m. show only. RSVP by Oct. 12. Tickets at 704-857-2639. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Fundraiser — Oct 25 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5- 8 p.m. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S Main St. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan. E-mail email@example.com or call 704-636-5700.
Cleveland Lions Club Brunswick Stew — Oct 26 • 11 am-3 pm or until gone. Eat in or take out. Take out packaged in quarts. Eat in includes dessert. Cleveland Lions Den at 106 Cemetery St, Cleveland.
49th annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo — Nov 1 • 11 am-2 pm: Meals and quarts. Meal includes gumbo, rice, salad, tea. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 385 Lumen Christi Lane. Sponsored by Catholic Daughters. Eat-in or take out.
The Arbor UMC’s semi annual BBQ — Nov 2 • 8 • 10 am-7 pm or until gone. 5545 Woodleaf Road. Pit cooked BBQ and chicken plates, BBQ by the pound and half and whole chickens. Homemade desserts. Proceeds go to projects and missions.
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, 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
Oct 4 • Cancer Awareness through Nutrition, 11 am
Oct 8 • Pat Cohen Singing the Blues, 1:30 pm
Oct 10 • Perry Lowe’s Apple Orchard Trip, leave 7:30 am, plus Brushy Mtn Smokehouse and Creamery and Hanes Mall
Oct 14 • Breast Mobile
Oct 15 • Jo Della-Insurance for Seniors, 1:30 pm
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
AARP — Oct. 3 • 1 pm: Speaker Carol Corken from ocal non-profit The Bread Riot. Refreshments. For seniors 50+. Free.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class — for senior citizens, 12:30-5 p.m. Oct. 17. Latest research-based driving safety strategies, review of driving skills and techniques, 40 pages of safety tips. May get an insurance discount. $15 for AARP members/$20 non-members. Space is limited, preregister at 704-216-7714.
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
Friends of RPL Free Concert Series (HQ) — Sept. 26 • 7 pm: Statesville’s Sons of the South, bluegrass band with 50+ years of experience. Free.704-216-8243.
Adventures with Mr. Robert: Cartoons (HQ) — Sept. 28 • 11 a.m.-noon
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival —
Sept. 30 • 6:30 pm (South)
Oct. 1 • 6:30 pm (HQ)
Oct. 2 • 5 pm (East)
Oct. 5 • 2 pm (HQ)
Free and open to the public. The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites everyone to participate in a one week, global event. Vote for your favorite short film and actor. Each RPL branch will show all of the films. For ages 18 and up. Visit ManhattanShort.com for full details or call 704-216-8232 or Gretchen.Witt@rowancountync.gov or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.
Discover Fun in Kannapolis
Fire Truck Parade & Safety Festival — 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Sept 28: Fire Truck Parade, music, emergency vehicles, helicopters, kids’ firefighter challenge course, inflatable games, vendors, food, blood drive, child passenger safety seat check plus special guest, Smokey Bear celebrateing his 75th birthday. 401 Laureate Way . www.kannapolisnc.gov
Oct 17: N.C. Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (ticketed event)
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
RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-637-1722
Stallings Memorial Baptist, 817 S. Main St., 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Community Blood Drive at East Rowan High School, 175 St. Lukes Church Road, 8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 704-279-5232
Speakers & forums
ESU hosts Dr. George Hillard — Oct. 17: Architecture of churches and cathedrals in England. Vivid images and accompanying historic perspective. Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or email@example.com. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
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.
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 — That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. www.waterworks.org
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery hosts ‘Knockers & Nature’ by Keyth Kahrs’ — Tuscany doorknockers and nature studies through Oct. 26. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., Thurs-Sat 11 am-4 pm. www.railwalkgallery.com
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Works by local plein air artist Phyllis Steimel. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe gallery.com, www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/
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.
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 deadline — 11th Annual Big Chili Cookoff is Nov.2. Guidelines and application at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html
Call for vendors
Central UMC annual Bazaar — Oct. 26 • 10 am-2 pm. 200 4th St, Spencer. Vendor space includes 6’ table and chair for $15. email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec 7-8: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendors call 704-640-2326 or visit rowancountyfair.net
Call for Dorothy actors — We’re looking for Dorothy! Are you her? Join our Land of Oz team this fall as the girl with the ruby red slippers. Apply now at www.visitpattersonfarm.com/join-our-team/ and also email a headshot of yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dorothy will make appearances on Saturdays and Sundays this fall when we are open to the public (Sept. 21-Nov. 2).
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.
Do you love Rowan County? — Be a part of the Your Rowan Street Team to help spread all the positive happenings by attending upcoming community events with the Your Rowan booth. To be considered a Your Rowan Street Team member, complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/your-rowan-volunteer
One Church One Child Rowan County — Contact Jon Hunter, ROCOC coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. www.rowancountync.gov/ rococ or 704-216-7914 or , email@example.com
Novant Rowan Medical Center — Volunteers of all ages welcome. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. Volunteers welcome. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team pickup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933
Hickory’s 34th Oktoberfest — Festival dates Oct 11-13. Juried Arts and Crafts show with prizes. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email email@example.com
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
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