Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pops at the Post
The third annual “Pops at the Post,” an outdoor concert by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, begins at sunset Saturday.
The free performance will be held in the Salisbury Post loading dock, located in the 100 block of South Church Street. Seating will be across the street in the First Bank parking lot. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Pops at the Post is presented by F&M Bank, Jim and Gerry Hurley, City of Salisbury and The Salisbury Post. Rain site for the concert is Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College.
Downtown Salisbury Inc. will hold Prelude to the Pops 5-8 p.m. Saturday, featuring extended hours for downtown shops, live music by the jazz quartet Freeport, in-store and restaurant specials, street performers and refreshments. Kids’ activities include face painting, Wacky Doo the clown and moonbounces.
Prelude to the Pops will be held rain or shine.
Steel jam
KANNAPOLIS ó MASGA Jam will be held 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 2 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3 at the Kannapolis Moose Lodge on Old Beatty Ford Road.
Guest performer will be Russ Hicks, known as one of the greatest steel players of our time, and his wife Laney will sing. Mike Calaway will do a seminar at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Other steel players attending are Bryan Adams, Arney Mills, Jerry Flemming, Tony Arrowood, Joe Turner, Chuck Campbell, Jerry Bowman, Glenn Lanning and Joe Smith.
Woodey Ledford and band will play back up for steel players in the afternoon and a dance Saturday night.
Sunday from 10-11 a.m. is Gospel Time and Laney Hicks will be singing.
Everyone is invited to come, from beginner to pro. Admission is $10 per day, members and their wives are $5. Memberships are $20 a year.
Gallery talk
WINSTON SALEM ó Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host a Gallery Talk by Assistant Curator Allison Slaby on June 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Slaby will guide visitors through the exhibition, “Abstract/Object: Mid-Twentieth Century Art from the Reynolda House Collection,” currently housed in the Museum’s Works on Paper Gallery and on view through June 17.
The Cold War of the 1950s and ’60s was a period of both social and artistic repression. In response to this restrictive environment, many artists of the time turned to abstract subject matter, partly as a means of avoiding politically sensitive subjects. This led to a new world of artistic possibility, freedom, and the use of innovative forms.
Slaby will discuss the influence of Surrealism on the abstract work of Lee Krasner, Mark Tobey, Robert Motherwell and others seen in this collection.
The talk will be followed by a cash bar reception. Cost is $5.
For information, call 336-758-5150 or visit
Summer film series
Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., is offering a Night at the Movies Summer Film Series starting in June.
The series begins with perennial favorites about the all-American game of baseball 7 p.m. each Tuesday.
Films to be shown include “Pride of the Yankees” on June 5, “Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings” on June 12, “Field of Dreams” on June 19, and “Sandlot” on June 26. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
July will highlight a mix of staff favorites, and in August there will be foreign films.
For more information call 704-216-7732 or visit www.
Rose Show
The Rose Society’s annual Rose Show will be held at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. Admission is free. Please note that the event is in a different location this year.
The show will feature hundreds of rose blooms, including new varieties, fragrant old-fashioned roses and miniature roses.
This year’s show will be the district show for all of North and South Carolina, and thus will draw entries from top exhibitors as they compete for a number of district trophies.
In addition to displays of individual roses, a section will be devoted to flower arrangements in different styles emphasizing the use of roses. Society members will be available to answer questions about rose culture.
All area rose growers are welcome to enter roses between 7-10 a.m. on Saturday morning of the show.
At the close of the show on Sunday, show roses will be sold with proceeds to benefit the American Rose Society.
For more information, call Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.
Arts competition
MOCKSVILLE ó The Muddy River Art Association’s annual Juried Arts Competition will take place in June at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville.
The competition is open to all adults, 18 or older. All twoń or three-dimensional, fine art media are eligible. Artwork must be delivered to the Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N. Main St., between 4-8 p.m. on June 15.
Prizes include: first place ó $200 cash plus a $100 gift certificate from Mona Lisa Art Supply of Clemmons; second place ó $100 cash plus a $50 gift certificate; third place ó $50 cash plus a $25 gift certificate. Three honorable mentions will receive $25 gift certificates. Ribbons will be awarded also.
Alix Hitchcock is the juror for the competition. She has been an instructor in drawing at Wake Forest University since 1989, and has taught art at numerous other institutions. She was Winston-Salem’s Artist of the Year in 1998, and is a founding board member of Artworks Gallery.
The Show opens at the Brock Performing Arts Center on June 16, with a reception for the public from 4-6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the reception. The exhibit will hang until July 13.
A Prospectus for anyone interested in entering work is available at the Brock Center, local art and framing suppliers, on the Internet at, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Muddy River Art Association, P. O. Box 178, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Art camp
An Art Camp led by Diane Overcash will be held at Original Art, 21 Union Street South, Concord, for ages 13 and up.
Participants will learn how to draw realistically and paint by mixing all colors from the three primary colors. There are two sessions: Session 1 is 8:30 am-12:30 pm. June 18-22; Session 2 is 8:30 am-12:30 pm. June 25-29.
The cost for the week is $200. Some supplies are provided.The workshop is limited to 10 students.
For more information, call Diane Overcash at Original Art, 704-784-1549, or send e mail to
Faith 4th parade
FAITH ó Entries are now being accepted for the Faith 4th of July Parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4.Entry fee is $25. Military, Legion posts and auxiliaries and veteran organizations are exempt from the fee.
The entry deadline is June 18. No late entries will be accepted.
For more information or to request an entry form, call James, Sylvia, or Pam Alexander, co-chairmen, at 704-279-2256.Reed Gold Mine camp
MIDLAND ó Reed Gold Mine presents its second annual one-day summer day camp for children ages 9-11 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 20.
The Junior Prospectors Camp will give children an inside look at Reed Gold Mine’s past. Campers will step back in time and gain hands-on experience of gold mining in the 1800s.
Activities will include using log rockers, panning for gold, designing money and specialized tours designed just for campers.
Reed Gold Mine is located in southeastern Cabarrus County, at 9621 Reed Mine Road in Midland.
The cost is $25. The deadline for registration is June 1.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration forms are available at
For more information, call 704-721-4653.