Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 23, 2012

On Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m., the Rowan Museum will open the exhibit honoring the life and service of Salisbury’s own Elizabeth Hanford Dole, showcasing one of Salisbury’s most prominent and revered citizens.
The exhibit, entitled “Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Home Town Girl—Public Servant—World Citizen,” will reflect on her early life in Salisbury, her education, her career in the U.S. Government with the Federal Trade Commission, the Departments of Transportation and Labor, the U.S. Senate, and her years with the American Red Cross.
Her service to the community, state and nation will be exemplified in several rooms with exhibits and displays featuring her personal artifacts. Mrs. Dole will attend the opening reception which will be held in the Messinger Room on the second floor of the Museum. The exhibit and the reception is open to the public.
The Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1-4 p.m. Call 704-633-5946 or email for details.
15th annual recital
Steppin’ Out Dance Company will present “Magical Mystery Tour”, their 15th annual dance recital tonight, Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. The show is free of charge and open to the public.
The production is a musical, magical journey with fancy footwork provided by all age groups. The Mini, Junior, and Senior Performing Companies will be featured in colorful spectacle entitled “Cirque du Soleil.” For more information, contact Steppin’ Out Dance at 704-637-1222.
Gold Hill Bike Ride
GOLD HILL — Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 for the 13th annual Group Gold Hill Bike Ride, and the 50 or 100K ride begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 and includes lunch at the Arbor in Historic Gold Hill beginning at noon. Entrants may register that morning.
Ride highlights include the Alco-Hardaway site, Badin Lake, Lake Tillery, PeeDee River, Badin Museum, Misenheimer Springs, Morrow Mountain, and Dr. Kron’s House.
Please note that an ANSI/SNELL approved helmet must be worn at all times on the course.
For additional information contact Darrius Hedrick at
Salisbury Ghost Walk
Tomorrow evening, Friday, May 25, the popular Salisbury Ghost Walk takes place at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and students are $5. Meet at 130 W. Innes St. Make your reservations at 704-213-4232 or
New Rail Walk exhibit
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery’s exhibit, “A Round Paris,” opens today, May 24, and runs through Saturday, July 28. Showing in the North Gallery is “Round,” an exhibit in which Rail Walk artists explore “the round.” In the South Gallery, the artists explore themes of Paris.
There will be special activities on Friday, June 22 from 5-9 p.m. as part of Downtown Salisbury’s first annual Arts Night Out.
Rail Walk hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at 409 N.Lee St., 704-431-8964,
Paint a tie for Dad
Children age 6 and up can paint a silk tie for Father’s Day at Salisbury Art Station. This will take about an hour and 30 minutes to prep and dye these personalized creations. We are using dye so please keep this in mind when sending your child to this workshop and dress appropriately.
Class times are•June 14 from 4 -5:30 p.m.•June 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.•June 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. Tie pick-up is Saturday after 3 p.m. The cost is $35 and preregistration and prepayment are due by June 1.
SAS is located at the Salisbury Train Depot, 215 Depot St., 704-754-0853,
Juneteenth vendors
The two day community event benefits the Back-to-School 2012 school supply giveaway. Vendor fee for both days is only $55; deadline June 7. Call Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197 or Walillian White 704-637-6528.
Free films
CONCORD — The next film in the Modern Film Fest at the Davis series is next Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m.
“Pig” is a mystery sci-fi thriller about a man who awakes with amnesia in the desert and undertakes a search for his past. The film can be seen at Concord’s historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S, 704-920-2787.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis is the series sponsors free screenings of independent films,
New Pottery 101 class
Registration begins today (May 24) for the June 12-Aug. 8 adult class at Pottery 101.
All classes will feature hand-building and wheel techniques. Students are not obligated to do both but both processes will be demonstrated and available for exploration. There will be no class the week of July 4.
Space is limited and classes fill up quickly. Class times are Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m. Cost is $200 which includes one 25# bag of clay, 8 classes and five hours of extra studio time. Additional studio time may be purchased for $5/hour. All tools and supplies will be provided.
Visit, email pottery101nc or call 704-209-1632.
Memorial celebration
The 93rd anniversary Memorial Week Celebration at the J.C. Price American Legion Post begins this weekend at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road.
On Saturday at 8 a.m. a memorial service will be held at the National Cemetery, followed by breakfast at VFW 30069, 1200 Brenner Ave. On Saturday evening the Ladies’ Auxiliary sponsors a dance at 9 p.m.
On Monday, May 28 is a 10 a.m. memorial service at Brenner Ave. Cemetery, VA Medical Center and at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday is a Gospel Fest on Post grounds with emcee Roland Carter.
There will be a dance held on Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 9 p.m. Rides on the midway will be open Wednesday, May 30 through Sunday, June 3. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on Post grounds. For more information on the celebration, call 704-636-2950.
Discovery Place summer hours
CHARLOTTE — Discovery Place will extend hours during the summer season. From Saturday, May 26—Monday, September 3 Discovery Place will be open • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon St. For more information call 704-372-6261 or visit
Thomas at Tweetsie
BLOWING ROCK— All aboard as Thomas the Tank Engine™ chugs through the Blue Ridge Mountains. There will be photo opportunities, storytelling and children’s activities in the Imagination Station from June 1-10.
Starting June 1, Tweetsie Railroad is open seven days. NC’s first theme park features live shows, amusement rides, concerts, a three-mile Wild West steam locomotive adventure., 877-893-3874.
Bret Michaels in Hickory
HICKORY — The Main Cellar City Club presents an evening with Bret Michaels on Monday, May 28. Michaels was renowmed in the 1980s with his band Poison, his solo efforts during the first half of the 2000s, and later a reality TV star.Tickets are $50 at Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. The Main Cellar City Club is located at 332 1st Ave. SW, Hickory, 828-345-6246.
Chesney and McGraw in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE — Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour features special guests Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Jake Owen.
The show is Sunday, June 24 at Bank of America Stadium. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or charge online at