• Rosa Sprinkle

Your Guide to September — Gaston County yoga, art, film and more September 17-30

Remember how we said there were so many events in September that we couldn’t fit them all into one article? Well, here’s Part Deux for you to plan the rest of your month by. Tons of live music, festivals, shows, pop-up shops, and even a Pirate Take-over!

Downtown Dallas Independence Day Celebration - Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

Friday, September 17


Caleb Wolfe at The Thirsty Dog

508 Woodlawn St., Belmont

7 p.m.-10 p.m.


Country singer/songwriter Caleb Wolfe will be entertaining both people and their pups at The Thirsty Dog.


Creekside Bike Rally

390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas

12 p.m.-11 p.m.


Two days of bike games, food, camping, and music by RedMan and Dixie River Rebels.


Live Music at Freeman’s Pub

173 W. Main Ave., Gastonia

9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.


The Windy Hill Street Band will perform covers of Rock and Blues hits from the 80’s and 90’s at this downtown pub.

Evey McFadden, Gaston Outside

Thank A Police Officer Day

Blossom Bakery and Cafe

101 E. Virginia Ave., Bessemer City

9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Enjoy a free beverage and pastry while you get to know some of the men and women police officers serving Bessemer City.


Saturday, September 18


Broga - Yoga for Guys

Belmont Yoga

37 Glenway St., Belmont

5 p.m.- 6 p.m.


Join Kayleigh for “Broga”, a practice designed for men to target areas where you hold the most tension, improve your flexibility, strengthen your core, and get you out of your head for an hour.


Buff Faye’s “Funky Town” Drag Brunch

Legacy Event Center

207 S. Chestnut St., Gastonia

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Join Entertainer of the Year Buff Faye and her legendary divas for brunch as they showcase the best in drag entertainment in the Carolinas.

DeLauren Everett, Gaston Outside

Crowders Ridgeline Ruckus

108 Van Dyke Rd., Kings Mountain

8 a.m.-


This trail race offers great views and challenging climbs for beginners in the 10k and increased elevation in the 25k for experienced runners.


Kiss the Artist Pop-up Shop

Legacy Event Center

207 S. Chestnut St., Gastonia

2 p.m.-6 p.m.


Come check out this Art focused pop-up shop featuring local artists and small business owners. It’ll be a place for networking and social fun.


Live @ Your Library! Silent Film with Ethan Uslan's Live Piano Accompaniment

Gastonia Library - Main

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


The Library presents Ethan Uslan, ragtime piano wizard, accompanying the 1920 classic silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Q & A afterward.


Live Music at The Thirsty Dog

508 Woodlawn St., Belmont

7 p.m.-10 p.m.


Bring your friends for brews at the bar and tunes by Stateline Crossing.


Pirate Take-Over at Belmont Library

125 N. Central Ave., Belmont

10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Pirates are taking over the Belmont Library! Drop in for some swashbuckling activities, and learn about some legendary pirates! Were they real, or just fiction? How much of the legends are true? (Description provided by Library)


Tuesday, September 21

Liz Logan, Gaston Outside

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Holly Branch Library

245 W. Catawba Ave., Mt Holly

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy an in-person preschool story time for children and their adults. (Description provided by library)


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Gastonia Library - Main

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

6 p.m.-7 p.m.


This educational program presented by the Alzheimer's Association will discuss various aspects of these diseases.


Thursday, September 23


A History of Music - Aretha Franklin

Gastonia Library - Main

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Learn about Aretha's life and hear her songs performed by Black Star Theater.


Friday, September 24

Downtown Belmont - Liz Logan, Gaston Outside

Carolina Catfish Festival

Eastridge Mall

246 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Enjoy some family time at this weekend event celebrating good ‘ole traditions such as catfish races, fish fry, and more.

Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


We’re getting closer to winter, so now is the time to learn to knit one of these popular fluffy, snuggly blankets. No experience or tools necessary!


Music at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen

36 N. Main St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Check out NSK for delicious food, great atmosphere and some music by Chet Pressley.


Saturday, September 25

Belmont Yoga - Liz Logan, Gaston Outside

CHAKRA Flow

Belmont Yoga

37 Glenway St., Belmont

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Offered on a monthly basis due to its popularity, this class with Amber is inspired by Chakti yoga (@chaktiyoga). It incorporates Yoga, Kundalini, HIIT, dance, sick beats and more. Class is open to all levels; no experience required.


Ezra Root @ The Pita Wheel

110 S. York St., Gastonia

7 p.m.-9 p.m.


Enjoy live music by Ezra Root at the Pita Wheel


Fall Festival at Lewis Farm

330 Lewis Rd, Gastonia

10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Family fun is to be had at Lewis Farm. Horse-drawn hay ride, blacksmith demo, sheep herding demo, pony rides, hay bale mountain, pick a pumpkin, concessions, spooky maze, corn maze, and so much more.

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

Ladies Night Out

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Grab some friends and get to work creating any number of wood projects, including a ​​plank wood sign, bath tray, Lazy Susan, centerpiece box, wood clock, plank wood tray, cake stand, pedestal tray, or wood photo frame.


Live Music at The Thirsty Dog

508 Woodlawn St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


If you like soft-edge guitar picking and soulful vocals, come check out Karen Clardy live.


A Night of Beatles

55 Glenway St., Ste. 300, Belmont

8 p.m.


Enjoy the band String Theory as they perform some of the best music ever made. 2 Sets of Beatles music followed by a 3rd set of 70s-80s tunes including the Monkees, Eagles, Elton John, Queen and more.


Traust Brewing PopUp Market

128 S. Main St., Mt Holly

12 p.m.-7 p.m.


Grab a drink and peruse all the local, handcrafted items created for you by your favorite local small businesses. Hosted by Handcrafted MarketCLT


Yoga Fest

Warlick Family YMCA

2221 Robinwood Rd., Gastonia

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


This Yoga Festival features a variety of yoga classes and workshops across the spectrum to invigorate and energize both the curious first-timers and the seasoned yogi.


Tuesday, September 28

Liz Logan - Gaston Outside

Good Food, Good Wine + Good Times

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Join special guests Chef Ant from Feel Good Meals NC & Josh from Assorted Table Wine Shoppe for this 3-4 course Cooking Demo + Tasting. Wine pairings and an exclusive DIY tea towel or wine bag project to make during the event included with ticket.

Raptors That Inspire

Gastonia Library - Main

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

4 p.m.


Carolina Raptor Center brings raptors to the Main Library for kids in Grades K-5 and their families to learn and explore.