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Salisbury Academy performs ‘High School Musical Jr.’ tonight

‘High School Musical’
Salisbury Academy will perform “Disney’s High School Musical Jr.” tonight at the Salisbury Academy gymnasium.
The play starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $5, available at the door.
NASCAR event
KANNAPOLIS ó Joey Logano and Chrissy Wallace will be on hand for a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday at at the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor Center, 3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will be autographing copies of the book “NASCAR Portraits” along with author Anita Rich.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
May 12-16 is National Tourism Week. Because the week’s theme is “Discover Great American Traditions,” the CCVB will be celebrating one of our region’s greatest traditions, automobile racing.
Also, throughout the week, CCVB and Kannapolis History Associates will be collecting local artifacts and memorabilia of historical significance from local residents, and some of the donated items will be on display.
Throughout the day on May 16, local residents who want to contribute oral histories of years-gone-by will be videotaped.
Those who have a story to tell should call Sandy Powley at the CCVB to schedule a videotape session, 704-260-8113.
Duck Days
Duck Days Races for a Cure returns for another year for a great cause, the American Cancer Society.
The event will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Road. The public may purchase rubber duckies for $2 each and race them on a water course to win prizes.
There will also be crafts, a yard sale, hot dogs, ice cream, vendor booths and more.
Musical entertainment will include performances by Susan Wetmore, Wendy Weant with her daughters Ginny and Katie and the Salem Men’s Choir. There will also be an open mic.
Donations of prizes for all ages are sought. Call or come by Carillon to buy ducks or to reserve vendor space. There is no fee for space rental, but donations of any amount are appreciated.Call Suzanne Rose, 704-633-4666 for information.
Art walk
CONCORD ó The opening of “Sharing the Chores: Works on Paper” by Jonathan Green at the Arts Council Galleries will highlight downtown Concord’s Art Walk 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Nineteen galleries, shops and restaurants located on Union and Church streets and McCachern Boulevard will display artwork. Several locations will offer refreshments or art demonstrations, and Mullis Music will present live musical performances. “Sharing the Chores” features 11 hand-drawn lithographs and one hand-pulled seriograph by Green, a renowned painter and printmaker. The images portray the importance of shared work, rituals and tradition in the Gullah community of African Americans living in the Low Country area of South Carolina and Georgia.
The Arts Council Galleries also will be exhibiting “Philip Simmons: Keeper of the Gate,” a series of photographs of wrought iron work by the noted Charleston ironworker; “Summertime: A Regional Juried Exhibition;” sweetgrass baskets by Ida Jefferson Bennett; indigo batiks by Arianne King-Comer; market paintings by Beth McLain; and Gullah dolls by Zenobia Washington.
Art Walk brochures, which include a list of special events and a map, are available at each participating location and can also be downloaded from the arts council’s Web site: www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
For more information, call 704-920-ARTS.
Youth jazz society
The Triad Youth Jazz Society will provide entertainment at the J.F. Hurley YMCA Black Achievers Annual Scholarship Awards banquet 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Community Appreciation Awards will be given to volunteer mentors who have participated with the youth all year. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Glenn Usry.
Call 704-636-2811 for tickets. For more information about the Triad Youth Jazz Society, visit www.triadyouthjazzsociety.com.
Juried art show
ASHEBORO ó The Prospectus for the Randolph Arts Guild 26th Annual Juried Arts Show is available by return e-mail by writing arts@asheboro.com.
Work in all media is welcome. An artist may submit up to three pieces. The fee is $25.
The juror is Jack Stone, Greensboro painter and teacher. Prizes will be awarded for best in show ($200), first ($150), second ($100), and third ($50) places, overall, plus as many honorable mention awards ($10) as the juror deems appropriate.
Hanging work must be ready to hang. Pedestals are available for standing work. Work need not be for sale, but sold work is subject to a 25 percent commission.
Work may be delivered on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, between the hours of 9 and 5 p.m. At least one piece of each artist’s work will be hung.
The show opens Monday, June 2, and a reception for the artists with remarks by Stone will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 3.
Call 336-629-0399 with questions.
Alston art
Jimmy L. Alston of JAlston’s of Salisbury Gallery, located at Rail Walk Gallery and Studios on North Lee Street, has had a work accepted for the Southeastern Pastel Society’s 13th International Juried Exhibition that will be held at Oglethorpe University Museum in Atlanta, Ga. June 12-Aug. 8.
A total of 342 images were submitted by 127 artists.
From those, Juror Bill Hosner, a former commercial illustrator for publications such as Reader’s Digest and Field and Stream, selected 65 paintings by 58 artists.
The selected painting by Alston is “A New Day … Breaking The Chains,” a work inspired by the spread of local and nationwide violence that has permeated communities.
“Violence in any form touches the lives of people and its sole purpose is to destroy our families as well as our communities,” Alston says. “It has no respect of age, race, creed or culture.”
Alston expressed his feelings through this painting to make people aware that this is a new day for all of us to come together to break the chains of violence and work toward establishing peace among all people.
For more information, call 704-431-8964.

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