First middle school rave set for Saturday at black box theater

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2013

Young ravers can come to the black box theater at Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., for three hours of the freshest sick jams to be had.
Parents drop off your ravers at the door 6:30 p.m. Saturday and pick them up in the parking lot just across the street at the DMV between 10 and 10:30 p.m. Car pooling is encouraged to cut down congestion during the event.
There will be several adult chaperons and an off-duty officer on hand for light security during the event.
This is a first for the facility and maybe for Rowan County. Event organizers hope to encourage and inspire other events of this sort just for teens.
Tickets are $10 at the door, but don’t forget hydration costs. Age appropriate “rave” concessions and glowing novelties will be available for sale.

St. John’s seeks artwork

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., seeks artists to create two-dimensional or three-dimensional art for a two-month sermon series on “Restoration: Encounter and Response.”
Digital submissions only, accepted through Friday.
Three grand prize winners will be awarded $500 each, with work on display at the church during June and July.
There will be an artists’ reception June 21 at Pottery 101.
Artwork must be no more than 4 feet high, weigh no more than 40 pounds.
For more information, contact Cheryl Goins at
Salisbury Symphony performs Hoffman
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and music director David Hagy will include a new piece by local composer Marc Hoffman in their annual Pops at the Post Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Hoffman’s new work is a medley of film cues taken from a recent score for a film by North Carolina filmmaker Will Merrick.
An established composer, jazz vocalist and pianist, Hoffman frequently performs at ethos in downtown Salisbury.
On the same day as Pops at the Post , he will return to Childress Vineyards in Lexington for the Music in the Vineyard series.
For more information, visit

Hiking event on Gold Hill Rail Trail
GOLD HILL — In celebration of the American Hiking Society’s 21st annual National Trails Day, enjoy hiking and history along the Gold Hill Rail Trail from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The hike will go through Gold Hill Mines Historic Park.
A long-standing celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers, National Trails Day is celebrated in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
“Our partnership with Land Trust for Central NC, owners of the Gold Hill Rail Trail, makes the Gold Hill event possible,” said Vivian Hopkins, host organization vice president.
For more information, visit , Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina or contact Hopkins at or call 704-267-9439.

‘Adventures in the Confederacy’
Author Peter Carlson will bring the story of Junius Browne and Albert Richardson, two New York Tribune correspondents who hold claim to one of the greatest escape stories in American history, to the Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
Their amazing and unbelievable odyssey is packed with drama, courage, horrors and heroics, plus many moments of antic comedy.
Learn about their connections to Salisbury, where Junius and Albert endured a stay in the Confederacy’s most notorious prison, Salisbury Confederate Prison.
Expert journalist and author, Carlson resurrects these two figures and recreates their voyage in his recently published book, “Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Enter the Stanback Auditorium at the Fisher Street entrance near the Henderson Law Office.
For more information, visit

Altrusa Club Summer Reading Festival

MOUNT ULLA — A summer reading event at will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Patterson Farm, 10390 Caldwell Road.
There will be fun games, story telling, story writing and art activities.
A free book will be given to each preschool and elementary school child. Food will be available.
The Salisbury Altrusa Club, promoting literacy and supporting school readiness, is sponsoring this event along with Patterson Farm, Rowan Public Library, Rowan Smart Start, First Bank and Woodleaf Lanes.
For more information, call Nancy Mott at 704-637-9561.
Luther Sowers: ‘They Also Serve Who Sit and Sew’
KANNAPOLIS — Hear Luther Sowers share the story of his transition from art teacher to master armorer.
Sowers makes museum-quality helmets, visors, clothing and other apparel for historic productions.
He is a sought after craftsman by movie producers and historians.
During his presentation, Sowers will be displaying uniforms, armor and weaponry that have brought him national recognition.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the social room of A. L. Brown High School.
For more information, call the history room at 704-936125 Ext 412. This presentation is sponsored by the Kannapolis History Associates.

‘Fantasy Island’ exhibition

CONCORD — The perfect exhibition to get or keep you in the mood for summer, Fantasy Island, will be on display Monday through July 25 at The Galleries in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S.
The group invitational includes works by 18 artists, including found object fish sculptures by Salisbury artist John Morehead.
Admission is free at The Galleries.
Volunteer docents are available to give tours and answer questions.
If you have children with you, or just want to have some fun with the art yourself, make sure to ask for the “I Spy” artwork scavenger hunt.
For more information, call 704-920-ARTS (2787) or visit

Grossology at Discovery Place

CHARLOTTE — Discovery Place will extend hours during the summer season, through Sept. 2.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
While there, get close to gross science in Animal Grossology, opening Saturday.
An interactive exhibition, it takes a slightly different view of the animal kingdom and some of the more disgusting things animals do. It is free with museum admission.
Also new this summer is “Animalopolis,” opening Saturday in the IMAX Dome Theatre, a lighthearted and imaginary look at a variety of creature. Or take flight with the most incredible migration on Earth in “Flight of the Butterflies.”
For tickets and showtimes visit or call 704-372-6261 Ext. 300. There is an additional admission charge for IMAX movies.
Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon St.

Free summer museum admission for veterans
WINSTON-SALEM — For the fourth consecutive year Reynolda House Museum of American Art will join more than 1,800 museums nationwide offering free admission to active duty military and their families through Labor Day, Sept. 2.
The offer is part of a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums throughout the United States.
The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members) including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve members.
Reynolda House extends free individual admission year-round to active military personnel.
For more information, visit or call 336-758-5150.

Movies in the Park

The Refuge church is partnering with the Salisbury Parks and Recreation department to host Movies in the Park this summer.
The first movie, “Brave,” will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday on the City Park Lawn at the corner of West Miller and Jackson streets.
Pre-show entertainment including music by Spiritual Songs of Gold and “Brave” trivia with Mayor Paul Woodson will begin at 8 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Rosanne Cash at Henderson Music Festival
GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK, VA.— Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal headline the 19th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition.
The family-friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, at Grayson Highlands State Park near Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.
Also appearing will be the Quebe Sisters Band, the Crooked Road Ramblers, the Harris Brothers, Cabin Fever NW and Wayne Henderson and Friends.
Twenty guitar competition contestants will have the chance to win a handmade Henderson guitar, and scholarships will be presented to young musicians studying Appalachian music and the groups that support them.
The festival has presented more than $79,000 in scholarships since 1995.
Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic if you wish.
Meals, ice cream and concessions will be available.
A children’s area will feature lariat artist Doug Smith and his rope tricks, along with music, crafts and games.
Admission is $15, and children ages 12 years old and younger get in free.
A portion of proceeds will benefit scholarships for young musicians. Parking costs $3. The festival is open, rain or shine.
Find full event details and directions at Park information is at
June entertainment in Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis 2013 Summer Entertainment Series kicks into high gear in June with free performances scheduled throughout the month.
— The Summer Concert Series returns to Village Park with the Tim Clark Band performing Saturday and the Tribute Band Rock Night with Trial by Fire & Heart Brigade (Journey & Heart) on stage Saturday, June 15. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Movies in the Park continues in June with screenings of Captain America (PG-13) on Friday, June 7 and The Lorax (PG) on Friday, June 21. Both shows begin at 8:45 p.m.
Thursdays on Main brings lunchtime entertainment to Veterans Park at the corner of West First and North Main streets every Thursday in June.
Enjoy the interactive entertainment of White Chocolate Thursday, June 6.
Classic rock/pop specialists SoundBarrier take the stage Thursday, June 13. Performances are scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— New in 2013, Thursdays on Main evening performances in Veterans Park kick off with beach music veterans The Entertainers on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
— In Village Park, 700 West C St., the Rotary Express and Splash Pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, beginning Saturday.
— The Kannapolis Intimidators return to CMC-NorthEast Stadium for home stands May 30 through June 2 and June 10 through 16.
The Intimidators next fireworks night is Friday, May 31.
The game is against the Savannah Sand Gnats at 7:05 p.m. followed by an amazing fireworks display.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Visit the Intimidators website for ticket information and specials.