Arts and entertainment briefs
The Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s upcoming show, “Voice Dance” will feature pop, Broadway and jazz.
The concert will be presented 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Damien Evans is music director, and Daniel Sloop accompanies.
For more information, call 704-224-7148, or visit www.srchoralsociety.com.
Steppin’ Out Dance
Steppin’ Out Dance Company will present “Take Off With Us,” their 12th annual dance recital, today at 7 p.m. at Catawba College. The show is free of charge and open to the public.
The production is a celebration of all countries and cultures around the world. Highlights will include an opening number “I’ve Been Everywhere” featuring the entire cast as they embark upon their fantastic journey, and the finale ó “Outer Space” presented by members of the Junior and Senior Performing Companies.
Steppin’ Out will also say goodbye to their two graduating seniors, Emily Graczyk and Monique Praechtl.
For more information, contact Steppin’ Out at 704-637-1222.
KANNAPOLIS ó Area musicians are invited to join the Piedmont Prime Time Community Band for the summer session beginning today at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St., Kannapolis.
Concert dates scheduled so far are June 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 23. The concert band includes the following instruments: flutes, clarinets, saxophones, double reeds, trumpets, French horns, trombones, baritone horns, tubas, and percussion. No guitars or keyboards are needed.
If you can play any or all of the concert dates, call director Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508.
Rail Trail hike
GOLD HILL ó A walk/hike along Gold Hill Rail Trail is scheduled this Saturday and Sunday in celebration of National Trails Day, which is June 6.
Organizers have planned the hike along the Rail Trail and adjacent mining roads and greenways to introduce visitors to the many historic sites and landmarks along the trail as it passes through Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and into Cabarrus County. History buffs will also enjoy the hike as the guide imparts knowledge of Gold Hill’s glorious past, tracing the footprints of North Carolina’s Gold Rush history from the opening of Barnhart Shaft in the park to its end at Union Cooper in Cabarrus County.
The hike will begin each day at 1:30 p.m. Check-in and registration point will be the E.H. Montgomery General Store in the Village of Gold Hill.
Comfortable walking/hiking shoes are suggested, no sandals or open-toe shoes. A walking stick will be helpful along parts of the trail.
More information about the hike and other upcoming events can be found at www.HistoricGoldHill.com or by calling 704-379-5674 to get on the monthly events calendar email list.
CHARLOTTE, NC ń The Marc Hoffman Trio will be opening for the Charlotte Symphony in Kannapolis this Saturday, part of the Summer Music Series. The jazz trio will perform at 7 p.m. in the Village Park Amphitheater. Joining Marc for the performance will be bassist Nathan Scott and drummer Ryan Scott.
After establishing himself as a composer of film, classical, theatre, and pop music, Hoffman began pursuing his passion for jazz in the early 1990s. As a pianist and vocalist, he performs over 100 dates a year including concerts, festivals and clubs.
A native and current resident of Salisbury, he received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and did additional study in film scoring at the University of Southern California. His composition teachers have included John Corigliano, Leo Arnaud, and Neil Hefti.
For more information visit www.MarcHoffman.com.
Kalima Tribal classes
Kalima tribal’s summer schedule starts Monday, June 8, with the following classes:
– Belly Dance Drills and Skills: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., four weeks, $30.
– Tribal Fusion, Improv Plus: Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting July 6, $30, or combine with Drills and Skills and get both for $50.
– Tribal Style Belly Dance I: Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m., $50 for eight weeks.
– The Little Extras ó Costuming: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, starting June 9. Four mini workshops: “Costuming on the Thrift;” “Costume Tricks for Those Who Don’t Sew;” “Making a Tassle Belt;” “Covering a Tribal Bra.” Material list provided for each class.
– Tribal Review ó Let’s Dance: Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m. Four weeks, starting July 6. $15 each, or all four for $50. Both Wednesday night sessions for $80.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Chinqua Penn special
REIDSVILLE ó Dads who are history buffs or antique lovers can tour the mansion at Chinqua Penn Plantation and Vineyards for free on Father’s Day weekend when accompanied by a paying adult.
Chinqua Penn, one of North Carolina’s noted historic mansions, is at 2138 Wentworth St., Reidsville. Father’s Day weekend is June 20-21.
Chinqua Penn is a 27-room, English countryside mansion built in the 1920s by tobacco businessman and farmer Thomas “Jeff” and his wife, Beatrice “Betsy” Penn. Surrounded by 22 acres of gardens and historic landscaping, the home is filled with artwork and elaborate furnishings from 30 countries. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
House tour admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, military and college students and $10 for youngsters over age 6.
For more information, call 336-349-4576 or visit www.chinquapenn.com.
ROCKWELL ó The Rockwell Museum photography show and contest “Out with the film, in with the new…….the beginning of digital…” will be on exhibit from 2-4 p.m. each Sunday in June and July. It is sponsored by the Historic Rockwell Foundation, Rockwell Community Association, Town of Rockwell and Hitachi Metals.
The show includes a photography equipment exhibit donated by Donald Schumacher (collection of Gustav Schumacher.) and antique photographic equipment, prints and movies.
All photographs submitted for a youth photography contest are on display and are for sale.
The first place winner in the photography contest is Kelsey Hedspeth (10th grade, East Rowan High School) second place winner is Meredith Stanley (7th grade, homeschool) and third place winner is Ashyln Heidt (7th grade, homeschool.) The three winners will have their photographs placed on the Rockwell town Web site: www.rockwellnc.gov.
Rockwell Museum is located at 105 E. Main St., Rockwell.Tours are available at other times by contacting Jean Puckett, 704-279-5783.