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Night at the Museums III

Saturday, October 21, 2017
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowan Museum
202 N Main St
Salisbury, NC

Rowan County history comes alive for one special night in two museums located in Salisbury and Spencer. Recognizable characters from the movie Night at the Museum will feature Theodore Roosevelt, a cowboy, and troublesome monkeys. The Rowan Museum will have special appearances of L.D. Peeler of Cheerwine, Daniel Boone, and Union Prisoners from Salisburys Confederate Prisoner. More information coming soon.

More Info:
Rowan Museum Inc.

Legends By Lantern Tours
3/10/2017 - 10/20/2017

North Carolina Transportation Museum:

Enjoy a nighttime walking tour of the museum, exploring the historic structures of Spencer shops. Legends by Lantern tours will feature tellings of North Carolina railroad legends, and tales of Spencer shops that defy reason and logical explanation. The 90 minute tour includes a behind the scenes, after hours' view of the Bob Julian Roundhouse estoration bays, the site of numerous strange occurances.
Phone: 704-636-2889

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
across from Salisbury Public Library
200 West Fisher St
Salisbury, NC

Price: Free

The 18th Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival: Reunion Time!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, 1 pm to 9 pm
200 West Fisher Street
Salisbury, North Carolina.
Join us with your reunion celebrations of friends, family, classmates, anniversaries and other great memories. We will be bringing together some of the musicians who performed during our early festival years.

Festival lineup:
Blazin' Blues Bob, Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues, Rowan Big Band All Stars, Live House Band, Joe Robinson and Friends, Diana Tuffin, Butch Stewart, Nathan Pope and others.

General admission: free! Bring your lawn chairs.

For more information, visit www.rowanbluesand or call 704-636-3277.

Contact Info:
Jeff Sharp
Rowan Blues and Jazz Society 704 636 3277

Landis Fall Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town of Landis
Downtown Landis
Landis, NC

Price: Free

The all-day festival will be Oct. 21 in downtown Landis. It will begin at 10 a.m. with a 5K run organized by the fire and parks and recreation departments. Linn said it will go through the southwestern part of town and will be followed with a lunch for participants.

At 5 p.m., childrens Trunk or Treat will take place in the 100 block of South Central Avenue. There will also be food trucks and a deejay playing beach music. It will be put on by the fire, police and public works departments.

From 7 to 10 p.m., live bands will play for a street dance. The headline band will be Darrell Harwood, who will play from about 8 to 10 p.m.

The 100 block of North Central Avenue, the 100 block of South Central Avenue and the 200 block of East Garden Street will be closed from 4 to 11 p.m. for the festival.

Contact Info:
Town Of Landis

South Salisbury FD Open House & Community Event

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Salisbury Fire
3207 Old Concord Road
Salisbury, NC

Price: Free

South Salisbury Fire Department will be hosting an Open House and Community Event on Sunday, October 22nd from 2 PM until 5 PM at the fire station.

Free giveaways and free food will be available.

Other planned activities include:
Station tours
Fire truck demonstrations
Photo booths
Face painting
Pumpkin painting
NC State Highway Patrol display
Local fire safety author Maria Bostian
Educational booths and much more!

We hope you and your family will be able to attend this community event.

Contact Info:
Jason Burnett
South Salisbury Fire Department
(704) 637-3873

Concert in the Park

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Holmes Hurley Park
300 Annandale Avenue
Salisbury, NC

Price: Free

Join us in Hurley Park for a Brass Quintet Concert featuring members of the Salisbury Symphony.

Contact Info:
Daphne Beck
City of Salisbury

Salisbury Ghost Walk Tours

3/4/2017 - 10/28/2017

Downtown Salisbury :

Through out weekends in March through October, Salisbury turns into a ghost town... literally! Take a walk through Downtown Salisbury to try and catch a peek of a hiding ghoul. Don't forget your camera and flashlight! Tours are 90 minutes long.
Phone: 704-798-3102

Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour

9/9/2017 - 10/28/2017
Rowan County Visitors Center
Take a ride through Historic Downtown Salisbury and let our narrators guide you by historic sites such as the original Cheerwine building, the Salisbury National Cemetery and the site of the only prison in North Carolina during the Civil War. You will also see film locations of popular movies and TV shows and hear a ghost story or two. Discover shopping, restaurants, theaters and plenty of public art. Enjoy learning about the city's past and how it has influenced the present on a F&M Bank Trolley every Saturday from April - October. This one hour tour begins at 11 a.m. at the Rowan County Visitors Center.

Enjoy more of Salisbury with a combination ticket! The ticket includes admission into three additional locations; the Dr. Josephus Hall House, Old Stone House and Rowan Museum, and $2 off your purchase at Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery and New Sarum Brewing Company.

Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5.

Historic Salisbury Combination tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5.
Phone: 704-638-3100

AACA Car Show

Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
N.C. Transportation Museum
1 Samuel Spencer Boulevard
Spencer, NC

October 14 AACA Car Show. The Antique Auto Club of America hosts this member's only car show featuring an amazing collection of antique cars of all makes and models. October 20 Legends By Lantern Tours. Enjoy a nighttime walking tour of the museum, exploring the historic structures of Spencer Shops. Legends by Lantern tours will feature tellings of North Carolina railroad legends and Spencer Shops, illustrated by our extensive collection of vintage railroad equipment. Tours are 90 minutes. October 27-29 Boy Scout Rail Camp . Boy Scout Rail Camp, the largest event of its type in the nation, includes three days and two nights spent on the museum grounds. Troops will learn how a diesel-electric locomotive develops power, how to identify different types of railcars, the importance of railroad signals and railroad safety. Troops will also learn about modern railroad companies and planning a trip by rail. Boy Scout Rail Camp is also a great opportunity for scouts to interact, camping alongside each other and working together to earn their Railroading Merit Badges. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies and a campfire program are also part of the fun.

Spook Train

Saturday, October 21, 2017 The spook train is suitable for all ages.

October 21, 2017 - October 31, 2017
All Day
Call for hours 704-216-7803.
Hurley Train Station
6800 Bringle Ferry Road
Salisbury, NC 28146

Movie Matinee: Hocus Pocus

Movie Matinee: Hocus Pocus-- Rockwell
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Start your Halloween night with a showing of Hocus Pocus (1993). This PG-rated film has a 96 min. runtime. Wear your costumes while enjoying free lemonade and popcorn. Then, visit the reference desk for a Halloween treat and a scavenger ghost hunt. All ages are welcome; an adult must accompany children under 9. Children. Childrens. Teen. Teens. Adult. Adults. Movie. Movies.

Kannapolis Cruise-In

6/10/2017 - 11/11/2017
Downtown Kannapolis
The Kannapolis Cruise-In is an exciting event for car lovers of all ages. The Cruise-In is held the second Saturday of each month from March to November from 1 - 7 p.m. and brings out hundreds of show cars each time! Come enjoy the cruise!
Phone: 704-932-3808

Antiques Appraisal Fair
(Roadshow Style)

3/17/2017 - 11/18/2017

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum :

Antiques dealer, Michael Hanson, will take a look at your items and offer advice and information regarding a broad spectrum of merchandise, including toys. Bring in your family heirlooms and yard sale bargains to find out the fascination truths about these finds! The cost is $5.00 per item with a limit of 2 items per person. The event begins at 10:00AM.

Phone: 704-762-9359

New Sarum Brewery Tour

6/3/2017 - 12/30/2017
New Sarum Brewing Company New Sarum offers brewery tours the first & last Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Come early or stay after the tour to enjoy the beer!
Phone: 704-310-5048

Cheerwine: Celebrating 100 Years

9/7/2017 - 12/31/2017
Rowan Museum
Celebrate 100 years of Cheerwine while learning about the historic soda brand that started right here in Rowan County! The exhibit is open Friday - Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 704-633-5946

Salisbury Sculpture Show:

Discover What's Inside
9/7/2017 - 1/1/2018
Downtown Salisbury
The Annual Salisbury Sculpture Show features nineteen sculptures by talented artists. Sculptures may be seen around Downtown Salisbury and at three college campuses  Catawba College, Livingstone College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Phone: 704-638-5235

A Slice of History: Commemorating the LIFE and TIMES of Ben Martin

9/9/2017 - 2/3/2018
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
A retrospective of iconic images of world leaders, pop icons, and others, titled, A Slice of History: Commemorating the LIFE and TIMES of Ben Martin by renowned North Carolina TIME magazine photojournalist, Ben Martin, who passed away in February, will tie in with this years emphasis on regional history and its links to national and international events. At age 26, Martin was hired as TIME Magazines first staff photographer. His 33 year career at the magazine included ground breaking coverage of both national and international events, including coverage of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March and Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedys funeral, and post WWII Hiroshima. A companion book will be published and available for purchase.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 704-636-1882

How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC

9/7/2017 - 2/28/2018
North Carolina Transportation Museum
"How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC" tells the story of the coming of the railroads after the Civil War and the impact they had on the life, economy, culture, folklore, music and landscape of the mountains. Using videos, narratives, historic photos and artifacts, visitors can view the history of rail in Western NC and learn about the high drama in construction, the dangers of building a railroad grade and the despair that came with the loss of so many lives on the railroad. The NC Transportation Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and closed on Monday.
Phone: 704-636-2889

Montgomery Store Bluegrass Jam

9/8/2017 - 9/6/2019
Historic Gold Hill
For more than twelve years, musicians from all over the region gather at the old 1840 general store in Gold Hill every Friday evening to swap tunes, compare instruments, and entertain those who love to listen to Traditional Bluegrass and Old Time music
Phone: 704-267-9439