Roundabout — What’s Happening April 25-May 1

  • Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Saturday: Kirsten Browne returns to The Inn. See Night Life, this page.
Saturday: Kirsten Browne returns to The Inn. See Night Life, this page.

Art



Reception tonight: Student Art Expo 2013 — Exhibit continues today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tonight: reception and awards ceremony 5:30-7:30. Kid-friendly activites as well. This years’ theme “Circus.” Held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “Water,” Rail Walk Studio Artists Group Show through May 25. Artists C. Cross, I. Erickson, S. Forthofer, K. Frazer, K. Koskela, P. Legg, E. McAdams, L. Sadler, and M. Smith, explore the theme of water. Free, open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499, www.railwalkgallery.com


Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • High Schools, April 20-May 11, reception May 2, part of “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” in the Young People’s Gallery: rotating display of artwork featuring the works of nearly 800 students representing Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, home-schooled students • “Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” through May 11: Four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through form, texture, surfaces. Free. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. — “The Stations of the Cross,” series of paintings by Dr. Walter Hood, on display through April, St. John’s Art Gallery, adjacent to the chapel. During office hours or by appointment, 704-642-0731.

Music & more



FUMC hosts festival singers — 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27: See story, page 3D.

Simple Living Festival at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Free event at Dan Nicholas Park Nature Center with crafts, special programs, free live entertainment, blacksmithing, woodworking, soapmaking, chainsaw carving. Special programming by sisters Gail McDiarmid and Marilyn McGee, authors book about wolves in the wild. Free music by David Myers and Ashley Honbarrier of Big Break, Jim and Angela Gobble, Benjamin Butchart and Joel Everett, Graham Carlton and Mary Gillespie, Jabe Fisher, Sue McHugh, Dalton Rowland and Liam Pendergrass. All will be at or near the Nature Center. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7819, www.dannicholas.net

Piedmont Choral Society — Two spring concerts of spirituals, with orchestra. See Brief, page 2D.

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — Eleventh annual spring concert. See Brief, page 2D.

The Concert Choir— In conjuction with East, North, South and West High School choirs, See Brief, page 2D.

RCCA presents Jaimee Paul, ‘At Last’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Tribute to the great girl singers of our time. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba campus, $20 adults, $5 students, presented by Rowan County Concert Association, tickets at Belk, Visitors’ Center, Literary Bookpost, Keppel box office one hour prior to show. Info at 704-633-1474.

Carolina Rebellion 2013 — May 4-5: See Brief, page 2D.

Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Aaron Lewis, May 24 • Reba Mcentire, May 26 • Dwight Yoakam, June 14 • Billy Idol, June 21 • Gary Allan, June 28 • Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, July 6 • Ultimate Elvis Contest, July 13 • George Jones, July 27. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Festivals



MerleFest — April 25-28: Four day music event held in Wilkesboro, tickets on sale now, headliners include Charlie Daniels,the Avett Brothers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 1-800-343-7857, www.merlefest.org

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Free for patrons and participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, rdayvault@cityofkannapolis.com.

Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Free daytime events include historical tours, crafts, Fort Dobbs re-enactors, kid’s area, frozen t-shirt and hula hoop contests, live music. $5 wristband for alcohol at evening performance, bring your chair, no coolers. Details and lineup at 751-3304, www.danielboonefamilyfestival.com

Concord Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4: 8th annual arts event for local/regional performing and visual artists to show, share, demonstrate, sell, perform. Children’s art activities, musical performances, fine art for sale, food for sale. Free to the public, centered in downtown Concord on Union Street. 704-784-4208, Diane@concorddowntown.com

17th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Finch Park in Lexington. Family oriented event, free admission. Entertainment, crafters, artisans, ethnic foods. 336-248-3960, www.lexingtonnc.net or Facebook

Inaugural Rowan County MayFest — May 15-19: carnival rides, nightly entertainment, food, craft, vendor displays. Sponsored by the Rowan County Fair Association; at the fairgrounds on Julian Road.

Let’s Get Connected Day — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 18: 10th annual event at the Frank B. Tadlock South Rowan Library 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, marking the dedication of the seventh peace pole in Rowan County.

Biltmore Festival of Flowers — Through May 19: Gardens, natural gardens, walking trails, designer presentations, seminars, experts, concerts and other activities. www.biltmore.com

Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — Saturday, June 15: Family-friendly festival. Admission $15, children 12 and younger free. Rain or shine at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of  Wilson Va., www.waynehenderson.org

This & That



The Salisbury Ghost Walk walking tour — 7:30 p.m., Fridays: Tickets/reservations at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-798-3102.

Yoga in the Vineyard — 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27: Relaxing session of mid-day deep stretch yoga session led by Anne Waters (Blue Ewe Studio), box lunch from L.A. Murph’s, complimentary glass of wine. $35. Register 704-633-1137 or www.CaubleCreekVineyard.com. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road. Registration forms also available at Cauble Creek Vineyard, Green Goat Gallery & Blue Ewe Studio.

Rowan Public Library events — • 6:30 pm., Tuesday, April 30: Book Bites Book Club discusses “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls, South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove (meets last Tuesday of each month), new members welcome, 704-216-8229 • May 3-6: Rowan Public Library annual book sale, 201 W. Fisher St., www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Concord Library events — • Monday, April 29: Children’s Day/Book Day (El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros) with storytime in Spanish and English, music, activities, for children, families of all ages. 704-920-2058 • 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 30: Poetry Talk group for kids/teens to help get started, or support with what you are already writing. 704-920-2058 • 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 30: 3rd-4th grade book club, reading from favorite poets. 704-920-2058 • 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30: Teen Book Club discussing “The Summoning” by Kelley Armstrong. Register at 704-920-2053 • 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 30: Let’s Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series discussing “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier, rescheduled from April 9. RSVP to 704-920-2053 • • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook

Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Buck Hurley Triathlon — 7:45 a.m., Sunday, May 5: At J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Community Fun Day — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 18: Bounce houses, food, games, fellowship and live entertainment by Scottie Howard, Redeemed, Y Wonder Singers, Anointed Brothers in Christ Mime , and Monique & Friends. At Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road, open to the public.

14th Annual Group Gold Hill 50K and 100K Bike Ride — 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25: Registration, 9 a.m. rides begin. $25 includes lunch at Arbor in Historic Gold Hill at noon. Information Darrius Hedrick at darriushedrick@yahoo.com or Arlene Kessler at arlenekk@gmail.com

Reynolda House’s free community day inspired by 1920s Hollywood — See Brief, page 2D.

Theater



Closing weekend for PPT’s Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — Only 3 performances left, 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St, 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Opening night for OCT’s ‘South Pacific’ — April 25-27, May 3,4,10, 11 at 8 p.m. and April 28, May 5, 12 at 2:30 p.m. By Rodgers and Hammerstein. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

OCT presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ reading — 4 p.m., Sunday, May 19: The Living Room Reading Series presents five Southern women whose friendships began many years ago who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Produced, Directed by Jonathan Ewart. Free, rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Fundraisers



Family Fun Festival and Pet Parade — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 27: Music, craft vendors, food, kids activities, booths, child ID program, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, pet parade at noon with trophies. To benefit Family Crisis Council of Rowan, sponsored by Second Presbyterian Church. Held in parking lot on W. Fisher St. across from RPL. Registration $12 day of event or $5 in advance online at www.petparaderowan.eventbrite.com

Tex-A-Lina Cookers for Mobile Farm Fresh — Saturday, April 27: Tex-A-Lina Cookers offering smoked pork shoulders, smoked brisket, smoked bratwurst plates for sale at Farm Fresh MarketPlace, 3402 S. Main St., to benefit Mobile Farm Fresh.

Kick-off event for Salisbury’s First Dog Park — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 4: In partnership with Dog PAWS, a day filled with food, music, doggie olympics, k9 contests, pet vendors to celebrate the start of our fundraising campaign. City staff on hand to discuss park plans, answer questions. Admission is free to the general public. All leashed dogs welcome. 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S, next to Civic Center. To reserve a booth, or for information visit www.DogPAWsNC.webs.com, 704-754-2536, 704-458-4677.

Rhythm & Run 5K — 9 a.m. Saturday May 11: Sponsored by NC Music Hall of Fame Museum and Bank of the Carolinas, start and finish on Main Street Kannapolis adjacent to the Hall of Fame Museum. Music by Southern Pride. Register at Sportoften.com or at the museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis.

FootLoose 2013: Stomping Out Alzheimer’s One Step At A Time — For event/exhibit/auction May 19: Foot and shoe themed original paintings, sculptures, photos accepted; any format welcome. Anyone in the community may participate. Held at Lee Street Theater. Proceeds go to Alzheimer’s research, family support. Entry forms, information at bzimmerman@trinityoaks.net or 704-603-2770.

To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturday of each month beginning April 6. $15, by appointment only. Call 704-431-7854 to schedule. $15 • May 1-June 15: Meals on Wheels Outback Takeaway Fundraiser, 1020 E. Innes St., $15 per ticket, takeout only, call Meals on Wheels office 704-633-0352.

To benefit Community Care Clinic — 4 p.m., Sunday, May 19: St. John’s Men’s Chorus 18th annual spring concert, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Free. Offering to benefit Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431.

Night Life



The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, April 26: Rock/indie/pop with Amy Broome, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27: David Myers and Ashley Honbarrier with Matt McGuire, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com

Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook

DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com

Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 9 p.m. until, Friday, April 26: Mount Woodland Band • 8 p.m. until, Saturday: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.

Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night featuring Crimes Against Humanity, LRC, Farkle, chess, backgammon, Boggle • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes • www.facebook.com/GoBurrito

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, April 27: Kirsten Browne and Sean Spillane. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — Saturday, April 27: Billy Creason & the Damfino Band • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m., Fridays: Local artist nights acoustic stage performances. 704-762-999, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com

Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — Tuesdays,Wednesdays: Live music on the patio • Mondays, Kids’ Night Out • Tuesdays, Bike Night • Wednesdays Cruise-In. All evenings begin at 5 p.m. 704-636-9561.

Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 pm., tonight, April 25: Karaoke performance by Cat Harp • Monday Night Karaoke now starts at 6 p.m. • Karaoke 7 p.m. until, Friday-Saturday • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. 704-642-0050.

Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.

Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — 7:15-8 p.m., Friday, April 26: Free line dance lessons by Sue Davidson • 8-11 p.m., Deejay Buck Crumpton •New non-member singles get in free nite • Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Kitchen offers full menu. VFW Post 2031, www.statesvilleshagclub.com

TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9 p.m. until, Friday, April 26: The Piedmont Boys • 9 p.m. until, Saturday, April 27: Carolina Reign. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com

The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com

The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com

Wine & beer tastings



The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner, May 7: $12.50/person, salad, entree, bread, dessert paired with 5-6 specially selected wines. Concentration on pairing wines with every day meals, not just party food. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays • Fifth Tuesday event, April 29: Wine tasting potluck night, bring a dish to share; attendees encouraged to purchase a bottle to share. If you do not bring food or purchase wine to share, cost for the evening is $10 each • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 26: Wine tasting with two distributors: Fine Wine Trading Company & Country Vintner, six wines from each distributor, $10/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 27: Drop in for free wine tasting • Wine 101: Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley on how to increase your knowledge of wine and wine tasting so you’ll feel more knowledgeable when selecting wines. 7-9 p.m., April 30, Understanding the Language of Wine and Wine Labels; 7-9 p.m., May 14, Wines of the Important Wine Regions of the World. $20 includes crystal wine glass to use and keep • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, www.salisburywineshop.com

Concert at Cauble Creek Vineyard — 6-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Shades of Blue Duo, www.shadesofblueband.com. $10 cover charge. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury. Make reservations at 704-633-1137 or Sales@CaubleCreekVineyard.com

Classes



Stained glass — 6-8 p.m.  Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, www.celestialglasworks.com

Pottery 101 — • Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon: Students will create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. April 27: Forever Mom’s Day Flowers. May 4: Butterfly Oasis. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.

Salisbury Art Station — Some openings available in Tuesday classes 4-6 p.m., for ages 6-9. $25 per session, sessions are ongoing. Instructors share knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Email art.notions@yahoo.com, call 704-754-0853.

Take guitar at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — Beginning Monday, May 6 every Monday for eight weeks. Basic Beginner Guitar 2-3 p.m. • Beginner/Intermediate Guitar 3:30-4:30 p.m., bring your own guitar. $30 for either course, payable to instructor on first day of class. Bob, 704-636-9395. Pre-register by Friday, May 3 at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 704-216-7714.

Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@yahoo.com for more information.

Workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Registration and price info at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org • Daddy & Me Workshop for Mother’s Day Surprises: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11, ages 4-10, children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fun for daddies and children to create special Mother’s Day surprises including cards, painting, drawing, jewelry • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class: For ages 12 and up. April 30, May 7, 14; open studio for register students, April 27 and May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Have fun with clay with Brent Smith, experiment with surface treatments, underglazes. For all skill levels.

Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Art with Patt Legg — Adult art classes at studio off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/

Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10 • 1 p.m., May 6 and 20, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginners 2: Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, May 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • New Beginners, Saturday, May 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginners 1, Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Advanced, Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com

Speakers and forums



Ximena Uribe and Marlynn Burns to speak — 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, Thursday, May 2: Discussing work with the North Carolina Republican National Hispanic Assembly. Buffet dinner then meeting, Paramount Catering, 9 Union St., N, above Speakeasy Ale House in Concord. Optional dinner $10, register by April 27. Sponsored by Cabarrus Republicans. Information/reservation: Chairman Sean McGowan at chairman@cabarrusgop.org. No reservation needed for just the program.

One-day leadercast event at The Event Center — 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Friday, May 10: Chick-fil-A Leadercast broadcast live from Atlanta with speakers John Maxwell, Condoleezza Rice, Mike Krzyzewski, Andy Stanly, more. Early registration until April 28, individual $79, groups (10+) $69. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com

Singles



Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 26: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Tri-City Singles Dance — 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, April 27: Spring Fling Dance, dance the night away at the Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro (corner of Battleground). Deejay playing 70s/80s/90s, beach, top 40, swing. Cash bar, door prizes, dress to impress, ladies choice dances. $12. Fourth Saturdays. Email Peggy15311@yahoo.com

Home & garden



Three gardening events in one — 8 a.m., Saturday, May 4: Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners plant sale and swap and auction. www.rowanmastergardener.com for complete list of plants. Also Sensory Gardens, Children’s Vegetable Garden and beds in process. Master Gardeners on hand. Extension Office Campus, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.

Trips



NC Transportation Museum excursion to Charleston — • “Lowcountry Limited” to Charleston, S.C., May 17-19. Ticket information at 704-636-2889, ext. 237 or www.nctrans.org

YMCA sponsored trips — • 8 a.m., May 16: Y-Wonders trip, ZooTastic, $15 transportation, admission • 10:30 a.m., May 21: Y-Wonders trip, Shallow Ford Farms Popcorn Factory tour, $15 transportation, admission • 12:15 p.m., May 22: Y-Wonders Lunch and Learn, NC Research Campus, How do blueberries help us; sign up at front desk • June Trip: Historic Valedez, lunch, wine tasting • July Trip: Queens Landing: Lunch and a boat ride • August Trip: Carolina Lily, end of summer lunch and shops • Future trips: Call Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Davie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC, includes Tryon Place, Chery Point Marine Station, quaint New Bern downtown, civic theater production of “9-5.” Contact Barbara Thornton, Mocksville, 336-753-6230.

Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15: Inside Passage Cruise, Denali National Park, Hubbard Glacier, McKinley Express Rail • California New Year’s GetAway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Film



Fifth annual UNC Charlotte Film Festival — 5-10 p.m., Saturday, April 27: Live reading of three winners from screenwriting competition, screenings of short films at 7 p.m. in McKnight Hall, Cone University Center. Free. www.uncc.edu/

Call for parade entries



Faith 4th of July parade — Entries now being accepted for the Faith 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Deadline for entries Friday, June 21. Call 704-279-2256 for info. For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Performers.

Call for artists



FootLoose 2013: Stomping Out Alzheimer’s One Step At A Time — For event/exhibit/auction May 19: Foot and shoe themed original paintings, sculptures, photos accepted; any format welcome. Anyone in the community may participate. Held at Lee Street Theater. Proceeds go to Alzheimer’s research, family support. Entry forms, information at bzimmerman@trinityoaks.net or 704-603-2770.

Artists/teachers wanted — Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N. Lee St., seeks new and exciting ideas for summer art camps for children.Contact salisburyartists@gmail.com

Let’s Get Connected needs student visual art, poetry entries — Let’s Get Connected Day May 18: dedication of seventh peace pole in Rowan County. Middle- and high-school students submit art and poetry. Cash prize. Email get.connected.day@gmail.com deadline May 6.

Call for performers



Faith Idol competition — Entries now being accepted for Faith Idol competition. Age categories: 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and up (adult). This event is held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration. Registration fee $10. 704-279-2256 for information or to enter. Deadline Friday, June 21. For parade entry information, see Call for Parade Entries.

Henderson guitar competition — For guitarists who want to perform at 19th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands State Park. Deadline May 1. www.waynehenderson.org. All guitarists receive free passes to the festival on June 15.

Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. . E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Call for history



Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founders Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

Call for models



Call for models — Models needed for Life Drawing classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center for students 18 through adult, 6:30-9 p.m. Sept.-May once a week. Must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcome, female and male. Download application at www.waterworks.org or pick up at the museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.

Call for vendors



Lexington’s 17th annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 4: Host an exhibit or become a vendor. Event held at Finch Park. Contact 336-248-3960, www.lexingtonnc.net, Facebook

Statesville community outreach event — May 9, 10, 12: Family oriented event with vendors, food, games, live performances at Lakewood Drive, Statesville. www.icsbenefit2013.webs.com or ICS director Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337, joshuamccrary@yahoo.com

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — Saturday May 11: Need arts, crafts and Heritage Living exhibitors, all items must be handmade by the exhibitor, no commercial products, no more than two exhibitors per space. 63rd NC Troops to host Civil War Living History Encampment, other artisans will offer Heritage Living Exhibits. Gold panning competition and public gold panning. Applications at 704-267-9439, www.historicgoldhill.com

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