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Roundabout: What’s Happening Oct. 3-9

Community Calendar

Halloween & Fall Fests

Fall Festival at Lazy 5 Ranch — Oct. 5-6 and 12-13 • Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, lazy5ranch.com
Halloween Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm second Fridays (Oct 11): Wear your favorite costume and bring a special ghoulish snack to share. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722. Concessions for purchase.
GQ Family Fun Fest — Oct. 19 • 4-8 p.m. Granite Civic Park, 202 West Peeler St, Granite Quarry. www.granitequarrync.gov
The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Wheels — Oct 17-19, on the hour starting at 8 p.m. all the way to midnight showings. Musical Trolley Tour Experience for adults only (21+). Tickets at 704-310-5507 or www.leestreet.org
Downtown Salisbury annual Halloween Funfest — Oct 26 • 3-6 p.m.: Salisbury City Hall parking lot transforms into Halloween carnival. Music, crafts, bounce house, face painting, followed by Trick-or-Treat with Downtown Merchants, winding up with costume contest. 217 S. Main St. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Landis Fall Festival — Oct. 26 • 2-10 p.m. Safety Halloween Night and Funfest. Games and activities, costume contest 8 pm, trick or treating 6-8 pm. Police department on hand that night to make sure all fairies, ghouls and goblins are safe.
Gold Hill Village Shops Trick or Treat — Oct. 26 • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 755 St. Stephens Church Road. historicgoldhill.com
Gold Hill Ghost Tour in the Park — Oct. 26 • 5-8 p.m. 755 St. Stephens Church Road, historicgoldhill.com
Trick or Train — Oct. 26 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. NC Transportation Museum, Spence, www.nctrans.org

Night Life

Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• 7-11 pm Friday Oct 4: Open Mic Night Jam with Host Angel Roberts. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 2 pm Oct 6: Creative writing group
• 6-8 pm Oct 6: Sunday Hot Spot Concert with Justin Reid
• 6:30-8 pm Monday: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 7-8 pm Tuesday: LGBTQ Meeting.
• 7-9 pm Oct 9: Drink & Draw. All skill levels welcome
• 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: Jason Leake • 6-9:30 pm Saturday: Third year anniversary parking lot party with The Great Hullabaloo and homebrew contest from 4-6 pm • 704-754-83792, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Open Mic Night at New Sarum Brewing Co., 109 N Lee St — Oct. 16 • 6-9 p.m. 704-310-5048, https://newsarumbrewing.com/
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Tri County Grass • 6:30 pmSaturday: The Golden Valley Crusaders • 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

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
7th annual Downtown Salisbury Buskers Bash — 5-9 p.m Oct 4: More than 40 of the best local talent performs 6-8 pm in front of participating downtown businesses. Vote for your favorite. Prizes awarded at grand finale, City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St. Stay for the open jam session. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Catawba’s first Choral Concert of the season — Oct 6 • 4 pm: Free hour long concert “We are One Voice” with works by John Rutter, Paul Oakley, Moses Hogan, Barry Manilow. Three performing choirs: Catawba Singers,the Catawba Chamber Choir, PopAC. Led by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess; held in Catawba’s Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
Eli Yacinthe at Hickory Oktoberfest — Oct 11 • 9-10 pm: Statesville native Eli Yacintheheadlines the Hickory Music Factory Stage at this year’s Hickory Oktoberfest. www.hickoryoktoberfest.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
Price of Freedom hosts Old School Gospel concert series —6 pm Oct. 19 : Gospel Voices. Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
Intimate concert with Hiroya Tsukamoto — Oct 19 • 6:30-9 pm: International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto’s music imparts a mood of peace and tranquility. Daniel Arthur Gurley opens. South Main Book Company lower level, 110 S. Main St, $15 tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/guitarist-hiroya-tsukamoto-live-tickets-72756858723
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band Fall concert — Oct 20 • 4 p.m.: “Destinations: Where the Music Takes You.” Free. Kannapolis Middle School, 1000 Virginia Dare St., Kannapolis. PPTCB features 50+ volunteer musicians directed by Jason Partridge. See Facebook or primetimeband.org
Jeff Whittington Bluegrass Band — Oct. 24 • 7:30 p.m. A traditional bluegrass show that has become an annual tradition in the Davis Theatre with NC Banjo Champion Jeff Whittington. $15. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • Jimmy Webb, Oct. 30 — McGlohon Theater. Tickets start at $19.50 • Prices do not include service charges. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
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

Lee Street theatre presents ’Kimberly Akimbo’ — 7:30 pm: 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.
Pierrette Players: ‘Collective Rage, A Play in 5 Betties’ — Oct. 3-6: Dark and hilarious comedy of five very different women all named Betty. Salem College, 500 East Salem Ave., Winston-Salem. Tickets $10. https://www.salem.edu/efac
Hickory Community Theatre: Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical’ — Oct 4-27: Matilda Wormwood is a young girl who is a misunderstood misfit in her own family. Tickets and info at 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org
UWharrie Players: ‘Let Him Sleep (‘til it’s time for his funeral)’ — Oct 10-20: Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Denver, Colo. Show venue at 546 W. Main St, Albemarle. Tickets at uwharrieplayers.org
Little Theatre of W-S: ‘Wait Until Dark’ — Oct. 18-27; The Classic thriller “Wait Until Dark, ’ Reynolds Place Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. Tickets at www.LTofWS.org

Festivals

Southern Soul Music Festival — Oct 5 • Doors open at 1 p.m. vendors and food. Concert 5-9 p.m. with Destiny Stone, Jazz Revolution, Live House. Town of East Spencer 105 S Long St.
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
The Kaleidoscope Harvest Market — Noon-4 p.m., Oct 19: Closing Rowan County Arts & Ag event. Vendors, Salisbury Symphony, local artisans, wine and food, stilt walkers, bubble and balloon artists, The Flow Circus interactive play station. Free. NC Research Campus lawn adjacent to Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way.

OctoberTour

www.Oct tour.com
Oct 6: OctoberTour Preview Ride
Oct. 10: OctoberTour Patron’s Party
Oct. 11: Luncheon
Oct 12: Plein Air artists paintings on display, Hall House lawn
Oct. 12-13: 44th Annual OctoberTour of Homes
Oct 13: OctoberTour Tweed Ride
Oct. 24: OctoberTour Volunteer Reception

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. $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 and Oct. 4-6
Cub Scout Day — Oct. 19 • 9 a.m.- p.m.
Girl Scout Rail Camp — Oct. 25-27
Boy Scout Rail Camp — Nov. 1-3

This & That

Alive After 5 Landis Cruise In — Oct. 4 • 5-9 p.m. Central Ave, Downtown Landis. www.townoflandis.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.
Halloween Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Oct 11: Wear your favorite costume and bring a special ghoulish snack to share. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722. Concessions for purchase.
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, 401 Laureate Way, 704-925-1314, www.kaa-macc.or
Salisbury Ghost Walk —Tours 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 and 15 at 7 pm for the month. Halloween night tour is scheduled for 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. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.com
Weather Predicting Woolly Worms Race — Banner Elk Festival, Oct. 19-20: Races held throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Overall winner earns a $1,000 grand prize. Also food, vendors, entertainment. Admission info at www.WoollyWorm.com or 828-898-5605.
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/
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 through Oct .Tickets at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com

Books

Friends of RPL Annual Book Sale — Oct. 26-27 • Rowan Public Library, 201 West Fisher St.
Bookmarks Presents Author Jasmine Guillory for a Discussion of Her Latest Novel The Wedding Party Oct 24 at 7 p.m. at Bookmarks at 634 W Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem. Free and open to the public.
Bookmarks presents Ann Patchett — Oct 28 • 7:30 p.m. New York Times internationally bestselling author Ann Patchett discussing The Dutch House. Calvary Moravian Church, 600 Holly Ave NW, Winston-Salem. Free but pre-registration required at brownpapertickets.com/event/4296749.

Fundraisers

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.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore — Oct 11 -12 • 7:30 pm. By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Special production is also a joint fundraiser with Lee Street theatre and Novant-Rowan Medical Center. Held at 329 N. Lee St. Tickets at 704-310-5507 or www.leestreet.org
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.
11th Grace Lutheran Men in Mission annual fish fry — Oct 12 • 4-8 pm: Benefiting Rev. Rick & Sharon Sloop. Dine in or carry outm, also hot dogs. Basket raffles, music, playground, bring a lawn chair. 3020 Grace Church Road. 704-857-8641, gracelutheranchurch@ctc.net
11th Annual 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/
Unhinged Hee Haw — Oct. 19-20: Featuring The Efirds, Kayla Fetters, John Hardison, Cheeseman, Fleming James. Presented by 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 mountzionucc@windstream.net
Matthw Weaver, Clay Lunsford in benefit concert — Oct. 20 • 6 p.m. benefits Rowan One Church One Child Ministry. Main Street United Methodist Church, 1312 S. Main St. Info Jon Hunter, 704-216-7914, jon.hunter@rowancountync.gov
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Fundraiser — Oct 25 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5- 8 p.m. $8 adult/$4 child under 12. 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.
Cleveland Lions Club Brunswick Stew — Oct 26 • 11 am-3 pm or until gone. Eat in or take out. Take out packaged in easy to freeze quart bags: $9/quart; $15/half-gallon; $25/gallon. $10 Eat in includes dessert. Cleveland Lions Den at 106 Cemetery St, Cleveland.
49th annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo — Nov 1 • 11 am-2 pm: Meals $10/quarts $12. 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 • 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 will be sold along with homemade desserts. Proceeds go to various church projects and missions.
Annual Dancing for the Arts — Nov. 9 • 6 pm: Cabarrus Arts’ annual fundraiser. Part dance competition, part dance party. Begins with Gala reception followed by Dancing for the Arts at the Davis Theater then everyone dancing until midnight. Tickets $125 at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/support/dancing-for-the-arts
Christiana Lutheran 7th annual car show— Nov. 2 • 12-4 p.m. $20. Old and new cars to support Brighten the Beacon Campaign. 6190 US Highway 52, 704-279-4655 www.christianalutheran.org

History

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair — Oct. 23 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W Fisher St. and South Branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove.www.rowancountync.gov

 

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
Oct 14 • Breast Mobile 9 am-1 pm
Oct 15 • Jo Della-Insurance for Seniors, 1:30 pm
Oct 17 • What do you do after the paycheck stops, 1:30 pm
Oct 21 • Dr. Indu M. Josh, “Peacefulness,” 12:30 pm
Oct 23 • Lunch & Learn, Mission Trip to Kenya by McDougald Family, covered dish, noon
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 — 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.
Movie of the Month — Oct. 31 • 2 p.m. Intriguing invitation brings six strangers together.
Pajama Party — Oct. 31 • 1-2:30 p.m. Rufty-Holmes and Altrusa collaborating to collect female pajamas for female veterans at the VA Hospital, any size.

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
Cards for a Cause (HQ, East, South) Oct. 1-Dec. 18
Drive-in Movie: Mars Needs Moms (East) Friday, Oct. 11, 10 am-Noon
Bucket List: Write Your Book (HQ) Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-2:30 pm

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, for adults and kids. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, M t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Speakers & forums

Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. Oct 13 Letting Be and Letting Go. 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.
Community Resilience through Church & School Partnerships — 6:30-8 pm Oct 14: Peeler Hall, St. John’s Lutheran Church. Learn about volunteering in RSS schools, sign up for free screening of the film ‘Resilience’ including panel discussion provided by RSS.
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 gwood@gerrywoodauto.com. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
Women’s Suffrage presentation —Oct 21 • 6:30 pm:Screening of “How We Got the Vote.” Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St, Stanback Room. Sponsored by AAUW. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
Panel discussion on Women’s Suffrage — Nov 14 • 5:30 pm: AAUW sponsors discussion “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” Chamber of Commerce, 204 E. Innes St. With M.J. Simms-Maddox, P. Jane Splawn, Tamara Sheffield. Moderated by Teresa Rowell. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

Comedy

Improv Charlotte — Oct. 11. Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds go to local charities. www.improvcharlotte.com/
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

Art

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. Through February. www.waterworks.org
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery hosts ‘Knockers & Nature’ by Keyth Kahrs’ — Tuscany doorknockers and nature studies painted in acrylics on canvas, on display 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 — 05 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

Community Travelers trips — Oct 19: Bus trip to the NCState Fair . Contact Brenda at 704-431-3974.

Call for chili cooks

Oct. 12 application deadline — Vie for the Best Chili in Rowan County on Nov. 2. Apply 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: 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

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker — 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15: Dancers age 6-18 invited to audition; auditions are open to the public. Rehearsals are Saturdays. Cast fee $50. Performance dates Dec. 18-19 at Carolina Theatre of Durham. Audition held at Spotlight Dance Co., 120 N. Church St. Registration begins 5 p.m. 704-310-5706, spotlightdancescene.com.
Call for Dorothy actors — Looking for Dorothy. Join our Land of Oz team. Apply now at www.visitpattersonfarm.com/ join-our-team/ also Email headshot to tours@pattersonfarminc.com. Dorothy’s appearances are Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 2.
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 volunteers

Landis Fall Festival — Oct. 26 • 2-10 p.m. Safety Halloween Night and Funfest. Email recreation@townoflandis.com to volunteer to help plan and run the event.
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
Be a docent at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Training provided; just bring your passion for the arts. 704-636-1882. http://waterworks.org/volunteeringwvac.html.
Novant Rowan Medical Center — For volunteers of all ages. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact: mfbostian@novanthealth.org
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team pickup helper for animal sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Glenda, 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. Jim Martin, 704-638-9000 x3904.

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Salisbury’s Jacques Belliveau talks mental health, filming during premiere of ‘Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy’

News

Sen. Ford backs new set of election-related bills

Business

Downtown Salisbury bullish on potential for more residential space

Business

Biz Roundup: Wine about Winter set for June 18

Business

Local artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb rental downtown

Education

Commissioners discussing reviving joint capital project committee with school board

Business

Beech-Nut Stage One cereal recalled

Lifestyle

‘All Critters Big and Small’ program coming to library

Kannapolis

Area Sports Briefs: Former A.L. Brown standout Cambrea Sturgis wins two sprint events

Education

RSS administration to recommend return to five-day school week

College

Baseball notebook: Wingate wins national championship; high schools set sights on playoffs

Local

Gene Seaford gets fifth career ace at age 90

Education

Livingstone seeking nominees for inaugural ‘Forty Under 40’ Society

Business

‘Stopping that cycle’: Edman named director of Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

Nation/World

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Nation/World

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer