Roundabout: What’s Happening Oct. 31-Nov. 6
Halloween & Fests
JCPrice American Legion Post 107 — Nov. 1 • 5-8 pm. Free Fall Festival for families at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, with special guests police and firemen plus food, candy, games, face painting, more. 704-638-0160 or 704-633-9662.
Boogerwoods: one more night by popular demand — Nov. 2: All proceeds go to the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets at http://www.boogerwoods.org
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • TONIGHT: 7-10 pm Oct 31: College Night open stage music, stand-up, poetry. • FRIDAY Nov 1: ‘All Ghouls’ Open Mic Night 7-11 pm Costumers & performers welcome. Sign up at 6:30 • Nov 3: 6-8 pm Sunday: Hot•Spot Concert with Tom & Toni. • MONDAY Nov 4: 6:30-8 pm: Peace Circle. •. • 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair • 7-8 pm Tuesday LGBTQ Meet Up . • 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: Spanish language lessons
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: Dream’s Myth • 8-10 pm Saturday: Paul Edelman • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday:Les Deaton and the Boone Connection • 6:30 pm Saturday: Hazy Ridge • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Open Mic at New Sarum Brewing Co., 109 N Lee St — Nov. 6 • 6-9 pm: Jay Corriher. 704-310-5048, https://newsarumbrewing.com/
Music & more
Organ recital by Matthew Michael Brown — 4 p.m Nov. 3: FirstARTS series of First United Methodist Church continues with Matthew Michael Brown performing “In Homage: Music for Saints,” the music of J.S. Bach, Herbert Howells, William Bolcolm, César Franck, Alexandre Guilmant on the 53-rank Parkey-Schantz organ. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. 704-636-3121.
The Hit Men coming to Mooresville — Nov 1 • 7 pm: Unique supergroup of legendary rock & roll side men performing at Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St, Mooresville. The 2019 recipients of Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame’s first-ever Road Warriors Award. https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7474469/the-hit-men-mooresville
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society presents ‘Hymns For the Fallen’ — Nov 8 at 7 pm at Milford Hills United Methodist Church and on Nov 10 at 4 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Teresa Moore-Mitchell, guest soloist. More information at 704-796-9683 or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/
Salisbury Symphony’s Elegance, Charm & Drama young concert artist series — Nov. 9 • 7:30 pm: Flutist Anthony Trionfo performs Ibert’s charming and challenging Flute Concerto. Catawba’s Keppel Auditorim. Tickets at www. salisburysymphony.org
The Quiet Harvest: Tom Keesecker in concert — Nov. 10 • 6 pm: Piano music, hymn singing, stories, poetry, laughter; one of Keesecker’s four hymn-based, reflective pieces. He mixes classical technique and jazz improvisation. Held in St John’s Faith Center.
Friends of RPL Concert Series — Nov. 21 • 2-3 p.m. Statesville’s Sons of the South bluegrass band. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228, www.rowancountync.gov
Kids in America Totally 80’s Tribute Band — Nov. 22 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
An Evening with Destiny Stone — Nov. 23 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.facebook.com
St. Thomas Players and Lee Street theatre presents ‘Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike’ — 7:30 pm Nov. 7-9 and 14-16. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507
PPT youth present ‘The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales’ — Nov. 15- 16 and 22-23. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Hickory Community Theatre to perform ‘Newsies!’ — Nov 22-Dec 7: Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. Tickets: 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org
PPT set construction — No experience necessary. Lunch provided on Saturdays. Come for a few hours or all day; enter stage door at the end of the alley beside Chef Santos.
• “ Cinderella” Nov. 9, 10 am-4 pm, Nov. 10, 1-5 pm. Info: 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
‘No Business Like Show Business’ — 6:30 pm Nov 14: Dinner performance at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, 70 Hiddenite Church Road, Taylorsville. Tickets and schedule at 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitearts.org
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Nov 1: Scarpetta Wines: The Wines of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey Tasting 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
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 • Boy Scout Rail Camp — Nov. 1-3
The Polar Express 2019 — Opens Nov. 15. See www.nctrans.org for tickets and schedule.
Carolina Renaissance Festival — Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 24: Travel back in time to the Carolina Renaissance Festival: outdoor theater, circus entertainment, amarketplace, jousting tournament, feast fit for royalty. www.carolina.renfestinfo.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.
Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — Nov 9 • 10 am-4 pm: 50+ potters from NC, SC , VA. Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. Free. A substantial piece of pottery from a potter at each show will be raffled. www.pottersofthepiedmont.com
3rd annual Concord Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival — Nov 16 • 1-5 p.m. Downtown Concord. Beer tastings, chili tastings, live entertainment. Union Street. Tickets at 704-784-4208 or email@example.com
This & That
Photowalk: Catawba College Campus — Nov. 2 • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by Rowan Public Library. www.rowancountync.gov
66th Annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show — Nov 8-10: 10 am-5 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am-4 pm Sunday. Fine antiques dealers from across the Southeast converge on Salisbury for three days selling some of the most exquisite antiques in the country. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 day of show. Call the Rowan Museum 704-633-5946 for more information. Held at West End Plaza Event Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Boulevard West. www.rowanmuseum antiquesshow.com
Trinity Oaks Retirement Community inaugural Holiday Bazaar — Nov 1 • 10 am-4:30 pm. 20+ artists and crafters with photography, copper, wood, watercolor, oils, acrylic, some jewelry, handmade wreaths, baked goods, wood cutting boards, pens, cork trivets, hand sewn apron, crocheted afghans, ornaments, lapboards, coloring books, wooden snowmen, more. 728 Klumac Road. Cash or check only.
VA observes Native American Heritage Month — Nov 7 • Food Tasting noon-1 pm; Historical Native American Artifact viewing 8-430 pm. “Honoring Our Nations: Building Strength Through Understanding.” Salisbury VA, 1603 Brenner Ave Social Room. 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.
Rowan Public Library’s 2019 Children’s Bookmark Design Contest — Through Nov. 9: For children age 4-11. Entry forms available at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or at any RPL location. See page 11C.
Bookmarks’ Fall Book Club Social — Nov 4 • 7 p.m. Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, 634 W. Fourth St, downtown W-S. Wine, snacks, giveaways, speakers. $5 at Brown Paper Tickets, bpt.me/4323049.
RPL Book Talk at South: David Freeze — Nov. 18 • 7-8 p.m. 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, www.rowancountync.gov
Milford Hills UMC Pumpkins for Missions — Through Oct 31. Pumpkins, homemade canned goods, family photo opportunities. 1630 Statesville Blvd., 704-636-0471.
11th Annual Big Chili Cookoff — Nov 2: Tickets $40. http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html
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.
Liberty UMC fall BBQ — Nov 2 • 10 am-5 pm. Hickory cooked bbq pork and chicken. Plates served with green beans or pintos, slaw, bread, dessert, drink. Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit missions. Located at the intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads.
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.
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
7th annual Pigstock — Nov 2 • Noon-5 pm: Smoked BBQ, beer, bluegrass. Greensboro Rotary BBQ competition benefitting Children of Vietnam and Rotarians Unite to Stop Hunger. Shooting Star Farms, 5624 Davis Mill Road, Greensboro.
WELCA annual chicken noodle and dumpling supper — Nov 9 • 4-7 pm: The Woman of St Stephens Lutheran Church, 4400 St Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. Eat in or takeout. Info at 704 279-3768. Proceeds go to needs of church and community
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
Homegrown handcrafted NC fir wreaths — Offered by Salisbury Symphony Guild. Order by Nov 10. Choose 26” wreath $30, bow additional $5; 36” wreath $45; bow additional $10. Call Angie Smith, 704-431-4447 or orders at the Rowan Museum Antique Show (Nov 8-10) at the Symphony Booth. Wreaths available for pick-up by Nov 30. salisburysymphony.org.
NHCS Boston Butt fundraiser — Place orders by Nov 21; pick up Nov 25. Helen Kelley Smith gymnasium 3:30-6 p.m. Boston Butt $35, 8 oz. bottle BBQ sauce $5; shredded $10. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
KHA Kannapolis History Associates present Norris Dearmon ‘97 Years In 60 Minutes’ — 7 p.m. Nov 4: “Mr. History” shares his life story. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
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
John Knox Chapter of the DAR — Refreshments 10 am, meeting 10:30 am Nov 9: Programs: “VietNam War 50th Anniversary” and “History of Ornaments.” Daughters of the American Revolution, Rowan Public Library Hurley Room, 201 W Fisher St. Info: Carol Salisbury, 704-855-7510.
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
–Nov 13 • 8 am-1:30 pm: Christmas Craft Fair
–Nov 14 • 3 -4 pm: Diabetes Academy
–Nov 15 • 9 am: Southern Christmas Show
–Nov 19 • 1:30 pm: JoDella Insurance
–Dec. 5: 8:30 am. Motor Coach trip. Lunch at Deerpark Restaurant; tour Downton Abbey The Exhibition Tour; travel to the Biltmore shops; Candlelight Christmas Evening at the Biltmore. Price includes all of this. Must sign up and pay in full no later than Nov 1.
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
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.
AARP — Nov. 7 • 1 pm: Speaker Patricia Garner Cowan, NC Ombudsman for Centralina Council of Governments on volunteerism and elder abuse. Members, bring new/gently used hats, scarves, gloves for RHM. Refreshments. For seniors 50+. Free.
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
Discover Fun in Kannapolis
• www.kannapolisnc.gov • Village Park, 700 West C St. • Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Mother/Son Superhero event — 6-8 pm Nov 1, ticketed event
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Nov 9
Mystery Theater — 5:30 pm Nov 15: Laureate Center, ticketed event
Events on the newly opened West Avenue
• 6-8 p.m. Nov 7: Dance Demos: Participate or watch. Capoeira with Brazilian music, Kizomba, Samba Dance, plus line dancing lessons.
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, Ma t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook
Speakers & forums
New Location: Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. Nov 10: “Grateful Seeing.” Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main S. 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.
ESU hosts Dr. Elliot Engel — Nov. 21: Dr. Engel thinks Charles Dickens has gotten short shrift. Dr. Engel’s humorous “A Dickens of a Christmas.”Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or email@example.com. https://www.esuus.org/salisbury
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. Enter from rear parking lot. With M.J. Simms-Maddox, P. Jane Splawn, Tamara Sheffield. Moderated by Teresa Rowell. Light refreshments. Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Corry, president. http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
Improv Charlotte — Nov.8: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. www.improvcharlotte.com/
Fine Frame picture frame shop and gallery — Gaze through the spooky windows of Fine Frame Gallery into the enchanting world of Kenneth Koskelam whose artwork transports viewers into a world of surrealism and imagination that falls far beyond our daily reality. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframe gallery.com, www.facebook.com/fineframegallery/
‘Mook in Color’ at Salisbury Business Center — Opening reception Nov 7 • 6-8 pm: Original watercolors by local artist Mark (Mook) Brincefield. Acoustic music by Tom Williams. Free, open to the public. On exhibit Nov. 4-Jan 24. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
CA to present miniature artwork show — Opening reception Friday, Nov 22 • 6-8 pm: The Carolina Artists present “Seasons of Joy,” a gallery of Miniature Artwork, at the Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Free, open to the public. Artwork will remain on display through Dec 7. Gallery hours 10 am-6 pm Fri-Sat Nov. 22-23, 29-30 and Dec. 6-7. Info 704-402-2402.
56th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair — Nov 22-24: Winston-Salem. More than 100 artists from across the Southeastern US including Syed Ahmad of Salisbury. https://www.copper.org/consumers/arts/2009/june/Syed.html
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — That Which Sustains: EARTH . BODY . SPIRIT. Through February. www.waterworks.org
“Scott Avett: Invisible” exhibit — Through Feb 2: 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.
J.C. Price HS Alumni Assoc Fall Regional meeting in Cleveland, Ohio — Nov. 8-10: Bus departs from Salisbury/Charlotte. $150 per seat. Meeting reflects direction of experiencing new venues. Details: Carolyn Williams, Salisbury Chapter President, 704-633-7162.
Call for vendors
Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec 7-8: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Vendors call 704-640-2326 or visit rowancountyfair.net
Call for artists
Twin City Artisans — Dec 5-7: Hosting indoor show and sale for art & craft artisans, $125 per booth. Send 5 digital images of the work you would like to exhibit firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists will be notified and receive an application. Questions: 336-655-6371. Deadline Nov. 4. Held at Masonic Lodge 4537 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Call for volunteers
Humane Society of Rowan County — Always looking for kind and highly reliable volunteers to help at events, be a foster home, deliver/pick-up pet food, return calls, take pictures of our animals, help with the newsletter, etc. Contact 704-636-5700 or email@example.com
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
Your Rowan Street Team — Help spread positive happenings at the Your Rowan booth. Complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/your-rowan-volunteer
Docents 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Jim Martin, 704-638-9000 x3904.
Save The Date: May 16, 2020 — Cheerwine Festival, May 16, 2020 Downtown Salisbury for live music, good food, fun activities and of course, Cheerwine. To apply as a volunteer group, visit cheerwinefest.com