Fun abounds in Cabarrus County

 Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary garage sale

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is holding a GIANT garage sale on Saturday August 8th from 7:00 am to 12:00 PM at the Salvation Army Headquarters located at 216 Patterson Ave., Concord.

There will be antiques, vintage and family clothing, furniture, games and much, much more.  You don’t want to miss it.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to call or write me at: or 704-88-1859.

OCT Auditions for “The Trip to Bountiful” Sunday & Monday

Auditions for “The Trip to Bountiful“, the second of OCT’s main stage plays, will be held August 9 & 10 at 7 pm. For deeper character descriptions please visit OCT’s audition page.

CarrieWatts – female Age 60+

Ludie Watts – male Age 30-50

Jessie Mae Watts – female Age 30-50 (same range as Ludie)

Thelma – female Age 20-30

Sheriff – male Age 40-50s

Roy – male Age 25-40

2 Ticket Masters – male Age Open

There are also walk-on character roles available for the Houston Bus Scene. They do not have scripted lines. There will be blocked scenes. Rehearsals for these walk-on roles are limited to tech week.

Discount tickets and fair entries to the fair

Visit the Cabarrus County Fair website for information on discount tickets
Visit the Cabarrus County Fair website for information on discount tickets
Interested in showing off at the Fair?
Visit the website under Exhibits for all the details and get your entry forms in today! The entry deadline is Wednesday, August 26th at 4:30 PM.
Showcase your business to close to 90,000 in only 9 days! It’s an affordable way to get your message out to the community. Contact the Fair Office for details.
FAIR HOURS September 11-19th
Monday – Friday 4 PM – 11 PM
Saturdays 1 PM – 11 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 10 PM

 33rd annual Southern Women’s Show offers three days of fun

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – There’s so much to see at the Southern Women’s Show that some guests return on a second or even third day. More than 400 exhibiting companies and an array of special guests will be at the 33rd annual event at the Charlotte Convention Center.

“There’s so much fun to be had at the show,” said Tish Atkins, executive show manager. “You can do it in a half-day or a day, but many of our guests make it a two- or three-day affair. Some special guest appearances and events are one day only, so you won’t see the same things on Saturday that you saw on Friday.”

The show is not only fun; it’s affordable. It’s a budget-friendly way to get professional advice on everything from hair care to healthcare. Guests can get in the show for as little as $5 with a light rail ticket stub. Ticket prices remain the same this year as last.

A few events that increase the show’s fun factor:

Friday, Aug. 28

  • Free admission after 4 p.m. To celebrate the Carolina Panthers’ pre-season game, the show is inviting guests to “tailgate with us.”
  • Show Us Your Smile Day. The first 200 guests through the door get a free pocket mirror from Dentistry of the Carolinas.
  • Girls Night Out, sponsored by Concord Mills, is from 4 until 8 p.m. – and includes a complimentary glass of wine while supplies last. (Vouchers are available at
  • At the Belk Fashion Preview Show, starting at 6 p.m., one guest will win a 3.5-carat diamond tennis bracelet.
  • Michael O’Rourke, a rock star in the beauty industry, created Rock Your Hair, a styling line designed to bring back “big, bold hair.” See O’Rourke on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29

  • Mother/Daughter Day features a Mother/Daughter Look-Alike Contest Sponsored by 107.9 The Link. Ramona Holloway and her mom, Wheezy, will host the event at 11:30 a.m. In honor of 33 years of the Southern Women’s Show, up to 33 mom/daughter duos, chosen at random, will have the opportunity to walk the runway. Judges will decide which mother/daughter pair looks the most alike, and the winning duo will get $500 in cash.
  • Gospel singer Cynthia Jones is a Billboard-charting singer, songwriter and producer. The Grammy-nominated vocalist known as Gospel’s Queen of Neo-Soul will perform on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage at 2 p.m.
  • Comedienne JOY, the “Queen of Clean,” manages to be funny without being vulgar. In fact, she rates her show “F” for Family Fun. She’s the co-host of The Joe Lockett radio show and travels the world as she pokes fun at being a wife, mother and Christian. She will be on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage at 4:30 p.m. (She’ll also appear Friday at 5 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 30

  • Teacher Appreciation Day. Southern Shows is thanking teachers for all they do with free admission all day. A valid school ID is all that’s needed. Classroom Central will be at the show with barrels for school supply donations to benefit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
  • The Ice Sisters will appear at 11 a.m. on the Spotlight Stage and give tiaras to the first 330 guests in celebration of the show’s 33rdyear. They’ll also lead guests in a sing-along that will include favorite tunes from “Frozen.”


The Southern Women’s Show has been one of the Charlotte area’s signature events for more than three decades. Thousands of mothers and daughters, sisters, co-workers and friends make it an annual tradition. The 33rd annual show happens Aug. 28 through 30 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Southern Shows pulls out all the stops for this mega-show. Favorite vendors return each time, but every year sees new exhibiting companies and new product launches. Food and fitness. Drink and décor. Health and beauty. Home and lifestyle. Caring for children and caring for the self. It’s everything you love, all under one roof.

When?  Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 30. Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where?  Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Charlotte, N.C.

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