Roundabout — What’s Happening May 2-8
Music & more
Piedmont Choral Society — Two spring concerts of spirituals, with orchestra • 7 p.m., Friday, May 3: First Presbyterian Church at 201 Vance St., Kannapolis • 3 p.m., Sunday, May 5 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St, N., Concord. Under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Price. Reception will follow the Sunday concert. Free, open to the public. 704-699-6053 or email@example.com
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Eleventh annual spring concert, music from Broadway musical favorites, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2204 Summit Ave., Kannapolis. Admission, canned food items or peanut butter for Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Food Panty. Info 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
The Concert Choir— 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: The Concert Choir’s spring concert in conjunction with East Rowan, North Rowan, South Rowan and West Rowan High School Choirs, at Catawba College’s Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Famous choruses from Opera to Broadway with full orchestral accompaniment and 150+ voice choir. Dean Orbison, director of The Concert Choir and Matt Newton, director of The S-R Choral Society share the baton. Free. Details at 704-433-8015.
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 Salisbury Belk, the Visitors’ Center, Literary Bookpost, Keppel box office one hour prior to show. Info at 704-633-1474.
Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering Concert — Friday, May 10: Freeman and Williams, a new bluegrass project, make their Charlotte debut. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. www.folksociety.org
Carolina Rebellion 2013 — May 4-5: Featuring Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Sound Garden, Rise Against, Bush, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Bullet for My Valentine, Three Doors Down, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Hollywood Undead, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, Device, All That Remains, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Nonpoint, Young Guns, Otherwise, Aranda, Tracer, Monstro, Red Line Chemistry, Heavens Basement, American Fangs. At Rockcity Campgrounds Charlotte Motor Speedway, tickets $99 at www.carolinarebellion.com
American Idol Live Tour 2013 — Thursday, Aug. 8: Tickets start at $33.50. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com,
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 • The Black Crowes, Aug. 2 Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Simple Living Festival at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 4: See story, page 6D.
Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: See Briefs, page 2D.
Concord Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4: See Briefs, page 2D.
17th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, See Briefs, page 2D.
34th annual Kannapolis Village Fest — Friday-Saturday, May 10-11: Music and Craft Celebration, hundreds of craft vendors, food, dancers, live music. http://cabarrusevents.org
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.
Jiggy with the Piggy — May 10-11: 60+ cook teams from across the country compete in the inaugural Jiggy with the Piggy Barbecue Challenge, Old Cabarrus Bank Building, 201 West Ave., Kannapolis.
Bost Grist Mill’s ‘Old Mill Heritage Day’ — 9 a.m.-3 p.m, Saturday, May 18: Free day of handmade arts, crafts, pottery, jewelry, quilting, yard furniture, games, food, drinks. 704-782-1600, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bostgristmill.com
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 features Roseanne Cash, John Leventhal, the Quebe Sisters Band, the Harris Brothers, Wayne Henderson and Friends, plus children’s events and music. Admission $15, children 12 and younger free. Rain or shine at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson Va., www.waynehenderson.org
PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Treasure Island’ — See story, page 2D.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘South Pacific’ — May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8 p.m. and May 5, 12 at 2:30 p.m. By Rodgers and Hammerstein. 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 who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free, rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
This & That
Salisbury Ghost Walk walking tour — 8 p.m., Friday, May 3: See story in Briefs, page 2D.
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.
Spring Photowalk at RPL East — 6 p.m., Monday, May 6: For all ages and skill levels, library staff on hand. Bring at least one camera per family, charge batteries beforehand, wear comfortable shoes. Starting point: Rowan Public Library’s East Branch, Rockwell. Free but pre-register at 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Concord Library events — • 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 6: Great Books Discussion Group, selections from The Federalist Papers. Pre-register at 704-920-2054 • 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7: Concord Book Club, “The Sun Also Rises” by Hemingway. Pre-register at 704-920-2053 • 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9: Children ages 3-5 make a picture frame out of buttons and enjoy stories about why we are thankful for our mothers. Bring 4x6 photo or smaller to put in your frame. 704-920-2058 • 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11: NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti in the auditorium, free and open to the public. 704-920-2050 • 2-4 p.m., Saturday, May 11: Teens play Wii games in the auditorium. 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Ghost Hunting Investigation — 9 p.m-midnight, Friday, May 17: See story in Briefs, page 2D.
Family Laser Show — 5 and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18: A unique mix of instrumental, pop, oldies, just plain fun. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Rock Laser Show: Pink Floyd’s The Wall — 8 p.m., Saturday, May 18: Favorites including Another Brick in the Wall, Goodbye Blue Sky, Mother, In the Flesh, The Happiest Days of Our Lives set to full-color, full-dome laser graphic images and designs. $5 adults, $3 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
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. 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 email@example.com or Arlene Kessler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kick-off event for Salisbury’s First Dog Park — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 4: See story in Briefs, page 2D.
Rhythm & Run 5K Fundraiser — 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 W. A St., Kannapolis. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
‘Let Us Entertain You’ — 5:30-8:30 p.m., May 16: See Briefs, page 2D.
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 email@example.com or 704-603-2770.
Nazareth Children’s Home 107th annual FunFest — 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1: Deejay Butch Mattox announces the day-long live entertainment: Carla Black, Carson Hill, Arthette Walker, Center Stage Dance, Rowan Big Band All-Stars, Tommy Black Band, as well as raffles for big items. 704-2795556.
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.
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 • Through 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.
Lee Street Theatre’s fifth annual Ten-Minute Original Play Festival — May 15-18, theme: “Hotel 6,” directed by Justin Dionne, Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9:30 p.m.-midnight, Friday, May 3: Shana Blake and Keith Shamel, $3 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Lonnie Carpenter, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 8 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Paul Finnican, no cover • 8-11 p.m., Tuesdays: Open mic. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m., Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 9 p.m., Friday, May 3: If It Kills Me band • Saturday: Open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Friday May 3: Tsunami Wave Riders, island music with a steel drummer • Saturday May 4: live music with Brad Everheart • Sunday May 5: Cinco de Mayo, games, live music with Big Break. • 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 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Voice of Truth and Shield of Salvation. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public may 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, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m., Saturday May 4: Wayward Reason • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Local artist nights acoustic stage performances • 9 p.m. Fridays: Deejay. 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. — Thursday Nights at Rick’s will now feature regular Karaoke • 6 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 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 — 8-11 p.m., Friday, May 10: Soc Hop with deejay Steve Coley. Wear your 50s clothes! • Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031, www.statesvilleshagclub.com
TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — 9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Locked & Loaded band. 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, wine tasting and dinner; next event May 7: $12.50/person. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 2: Beer tasting with Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard, $5/person • 6-8 p.m Friday, May 3: Treasure Hunter wine tasting with Epicur Wines, $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4: Drop in for free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, www.salisburywineshop.com
Concert at Cauble Creek Vineyard — 6-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: See story in Briefs, page 2D.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, May 3: Music with Country Traditions. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Tri-City Singles Dance — Fourth Saturdays, Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Email Peggy15311@yahoo.com
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 create an art piece. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. 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, ongoing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-754-0853.
Learn guitar at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — Beginning 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 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, email@example.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. Daddies and children create special Mother’s Day surprises • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class for ages 12 and up. May 7, 14; open studio for register students May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with Brent Smith. 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 on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3, 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 plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave., 704-636-4251.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, instructor Robert Toth: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Art classes 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. Classes are ongoing, pay as you go. 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, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Chrismons, all new designs — • 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
PPT’s summer theatre camps — Begin June 10: Elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp this season. For complete list of camps and instructors visit www.PiedmontPlayers.com. Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.
Speakers and forums
Tonight: NC Republican National Hispanic Assembly— 7 p.m. program, Thursday, May 2: Paramount Catering, 9 Union St., N, above Speakeasy Ale House in Concord.
Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m., Monday, May 6: Norris Dearmon “Let’s Go To The Movies,” memory lane visit to The Gem, The Swanee, The Main, The Dixie, The Palace, The Colonial and The Trans Lux. At A.L, Brown High School Social Room, park east of Trinity Church and enter across street. 704-932-6125 x 412.
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; John Maxwell, Condoleezza Rice, Mike Krzyzewski, Andy Stanly, more. Must preregister. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com
Sesquicentennial lecture — 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11: The Confederate Congress is the subject of free public lecture sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Stanback Auditorium, RPL. Guest speaker Rockingham Community College history professor Mark Sattler. Information: Robert F. Hoke Chapter President, Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411,email@example.com
Home & garden
Three gardening events in one — 8 a.m., Saturday, May 4: Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners plant sale,swap, auction. www.rowanmastergardener.com for complete list of plants. Also Sensory Gardens, Children’s Vegetable Garden, beds in process. Master Gardeners on hand. Extension Office Campus, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.
Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 9th annual Garden Tour — 10 a.m.–4 p m., Saturday, June 1; 1-5 p.m., Sunday, June 2.
Fine Frame Gallery presents Rail Walk Artists — See Briefs, page 2D.
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. — 12th Congressional High School Art Competition, see Briefs, page 2D • Also, Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” through May 11: Four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through the use of form, texture, surfaces. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — “The Edge” through May 16: Cutting edge pieces and modern approaches in paintings, pottery, glass, wood, mixed media. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
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 Blueberry Study, sign up at front desk • June: Historic Valedez, lunch, wine tasting • July: Queens Landing: Lunch and a boat ride • August: Carolina Lily, end of summer lunch and shops • Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rowanymca.org • Alaska Trip: Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111 email@example.com
Davie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC, inlcudes Tryon Place, Chery Point Marine Station, New Bern downtown, civic theater production of “9-5.” Barbara Thornton, 336-753-6230.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15 • California New Year’s GetAway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014 • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.
Call for vendors
Statesville community outreach event — May 9, 10, 12: Family oriented event with vendors, food, games, live performances at Lakewood Drive, Statesville. Proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, Iredell ciety. Booth rates, information at www.icsbenefit2013.webs.com or ICS director Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — Saturday May 11: Accepting applications for arts, crafts and Heritage Living exhibitors, all items must be handmade by the exhibitor, no commercial products, no more than two exhibitors per booth space. The 63rd NC Troops will host a Civil War Living History Encampment, other artisans will offer Heritage Living Exhibits. A gold panning competition will be held and public gold panning. Applications available at 704-267-9439, www.historicgoldhill.com aslo Facebook
Sam’s Smoke Off inaugural BBQ Festival — June 8: Smoke Off will be held at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton. Application fee $50, deadline May 24 at email@example.com, 828-221-8686. Sponsored By Sam’s Club.
Call for artists
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 inspired by this year’s theme. Cash prize. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6.
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. Entry forms, information at email@example.com or 704-603-2770.
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 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.