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Roundabout: What’s happening

Community Day at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. ó 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9. Children’s games, inflatables, exhibit of rescue vehicles and tractors, clowns, balloons, pet adoption, entertainment, movie in Rhyne Building, food.
Third annual Spring Fling at Second Glance Shop ó 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 9. Shop is at 2080 Shue Road, China Grove. 704-213-0980.
Kannapolis Village Fest ó 7 p.m. May 8: free gospel concert on main stage; 8:45 a.m. May 9: walkers participating in MS fundraiser gather near main stage; Saturday’s music includes performances by local groups as well as Sea Cruz, Route 66, and Superglide. Kids’ activities. 704-932-3808.

17th annual Beach Blast ó May 9. Event begins 2 p.m., music starts 5:30 p.m. with deejay Joey Gathings, Sea Cruz plays 7:30 p.m. Kids’ area: finger printing kits available for children, coloring books, balloons, inflatable playground, age appropriate crafts, coordinated by the Stanly County Partnership for Children. East Albemarle Bull Pup Pounders jump rope team, Albemarle Taekwondo. Free.

Let’s Get Connected Day ó 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m., May 16. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Music in Stanback Outdoor Theater with Resurrection Brass Providence AMEZ Men’s Chorus, Bethel UMC Choir. Circle of Prayer at noon, dedication of Peace Pole at 12:30 p.m. near the carousel. Free food in Shelter 6. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection, sub-group of the Salisbury Rowan Human Relations Council. 704-636-6119.

Music and more

firstARTS presents Giannini Brass “Brass Attacks!” ó 7:30 p.m., May 8. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Performing classical, jazz and dixieland. Offering will be received for the Music Memorial Fund.

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band dinner and concert ó 6 p.m. dinner buffet; 7 p.m. concert, May 9. McGill Baptist Church, Kannapolis. Reservations required: adults $15, children 12 and under $10, concert without meal $5. hutchinsonjon@ctc.net. 704-467-3039.

Charlotte Folk Society presents The Healing Force ó 7:30 p.m., May 8. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. Jam session follows. www.thehealingforceonline.com; www.folksociety.org.

Piedmont Choral Society presents Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” ó 7 p.m. May 8 and 3 p.m. May 10, St. James Lutheran Church, 104 Union St. S., Concord; 3 p.m. May 10. performaning with orchestra, directed by Mark Frye.

Jennings and Keller ó 4 p.m., May 10, Bed and Bike Inn, 15750 Matton Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. $15. 704-463-0768. www.jenningsandkeller.com.

George Strait ó May 15, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte. www.livenation.com.

St. John’s Men’s Chorus “How Can We Keep From Singing!” ó 4 p.m., May 17. St. John’s Lutheran Church sanctuary. Also flutist Sonya Ferguson and St. John’s handbell choir. Free. Offering will be received on behalf of Rowan Helping Ministries.


“The Full Monty” Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road óApril 30-May 17. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Adults $24, seniors $22, students (18 and older) $10. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
“Run For Your Wife” Old Courthouse Theatre ó 8 p.m. April 30-May 2 and May 7-9; 2:30 p.m. Sundays May 3 and 10. Wine and goodies one hour before shows. Adults $15, students and seniors $12, children $10. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Oprah Winfrey presents “The Color Purple” ó May 19-24, Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“Shear Madness” ó 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. through June 7. Stage Door Theater, North College Street at 5th Street, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Tim Wilson ó 7:30 p.m., May 13. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Adult language. 704-372-1000 www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Adult oil painting workshop by Patt Legg ó 5:30-8:30 p.m., May 18, 19, 20. For fee and registration information, call 704-857-0240 or 704-232-6000.
Drumming for belly dancers with Abu Zouz ó 7-9 p.m., May 14. Bring your drums and zills and learn basic rythms. $10. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. kalimatribal@carolina.rr.com.
Flamenco for belly dancers presented by Flamenco del Sol ó 7-9 p.m. May 28. $10. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. kalimatribal@carolina.rr.com.
“Hands-on Shakespeare” NC Shakespeare Festival teacher workshops ó For middle and secondary English and Drama teachers. Workshops scheduled for July 25 and Oct. 24 at Spirit Center in High Point. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to each workshop. 336-841-2273. www.ncshakes.org.

Home and garden

Village Home and Garden Club plant sale ó8-11 a.m., May 9. Welcome School, 5701 Old Hwy 52.336-731-7317 or 336-731-1427.

Festival of Spring Gardens sponsored by Salisbury Symphony Guildó May 16 and 17.Features Towne and Country Rose Gardens in Rowan County and live music performances. For tickets and information, contact the Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 704-638-3100.

Davidson County Master Gardener Volunteer Association’s Fifth Annual Garden Tour ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, 1-5 p.m. May 17. $10, tickets at Agricultural Extension Office, 301 E. Center St. or Uptown Lexington office 220 N. Main St. 336-242-2085.

This & That
Handmade jewelry shown ó1-7 p.m. today, Anne Simpkins of Favorites showing jewelry at Rowan Chamber of Commerce business show at Holiday Inn. After the show, the jewelry will be sold at Favorites at Rail Walk, inside Linens and More behind Salisbury Emporium. annesimpkins@ctc.net.

Duck Day Races to benefit American Cancer Society ó 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Road. Duckies $2 each. Crafts, yard sale, hot dogs, ice cream, vendor booths. 704-633-4666.

Rowan History Club Show & Tell ó 7 p.m. May 12. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Guests are invited to bring an item to show and talk about-a piece of Rowan history or family artifact. (Not an appraisal fair). Refreshments. No dues or admission fee. 704-633-5946.

10th annual Blue Ribbon Horse Show, Wings of Eagles Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16. Cookout (donations accepted), plant sale, fun farm games, bouncy house, carriage rides, a silent auction of gift baskets, raffles (you do not need to be present to win). Located five miles off Hwy 601 and Miami Church Road in Concord. www.wingsofeaglesranch.org. 704-784-3147.
Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons, Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle ó 7 p.m., May 16: Pink Floyd “The Wall” laser light show. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under; 5 p.m. May 16: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” program, celebrating International Year of Astronomy. $3 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 704-639-3004.
Rose show ó 1-5 p.m. May 16-17. Salisbury Civic Center. Free admission. Area rose growers invited to enter roses between 7-10 a.m. the Saturday of the show. 704-633-7024.
Internet cafe, 1410 Hwy 29 South, China Grove ó Open 5 p.m. Thursdays-Crazy Hat Night, wear a crazy hat and get 250 free credits; Fridays-free wings or pizza; Saturdays-Sweetheart couples, bring sweetie and get 500 credits per couple 7 p.m. to closing. 704-856-2424.
Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.

Night life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Divided By Four, no cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Annie Crane and Robin Aigner, no cover. 704-797-0093.

Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Karaoke contest in May. South 85 performing May 23-tickets $8 in advance. 704-279-4286. www.myspace.com/ dirtywatersaloon.
E.H. Montgomery General Store ó 7 p.m. Fridays: Community Night with bluegrass jam, Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill. com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 8-10 p.m., first and second Fridays: Jazz with Rebecca Stinson and Joe Ponds. 704-636-0160.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó May 8: deejay Dana Grubb; May 9: deejay Ervin Ellington. Open 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó This Saturday: Miracle Maxx and InnFinity. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Call for artists

6th annual Art on Easy Street ó Rowan Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. Application and rules online at www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, rac@rowanarts.org.

Strawberry Festival/arts and crafts show Historic Village of Gold Hill ó Looking for unique, hand-made arts and crafts exhibitors. Festival date May 30. To request application, contact Vivian Hopkins-704-279-5674 or vivian@historicgoldhill.com.

Seeking vendors

6th annual Art on Easy Street ó Rowan Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. Application and rules online at www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, rac@rowanarts.org.

Juneteenth ó 9 a.m.-7 p.m., June 27. Kelsey Scott Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Vendor fee: $55. No electricity provided. 704-267-3871 or 704-212-7818.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882.

Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó May 9: “Mother: Four Views” photography by Sean Meyers, Carol Allen, Seth Holtzman and Sharon Augustyniak. 704-639-0606.

N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Saturday: “learning to Fly” featuring Blackhawk helicopter, cockpits, walk-in hot air balloon, remote controlled airplanes. Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Train rides Thursday and Friday 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; Sunday 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN.

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.

Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. ó Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.

Old Stone House, Granite Quarry ó Open 1- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.

Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.

China Grove Roller Mill Museum ó Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.

Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó 19th Century Living History Interpretations and educational tours weekends April-October and weekdays by appointment. Interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Village merchants and interpreters dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.
The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh ó “Knights of the Black Flag” includes artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge.” “Elected to Serve: North Carolina Governors” “Everyday Artistry” through June 2009. “Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera.” Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh ó “Chocolate: The Exhibition” is a fully bilingual exhibition May 9-Sept. 7. Visitors can explore the plant, the products and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history and popular culture. There is a charge for the exhibit. Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.

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