Hear local favorites Motel Soap at the LGAC black box tomorrow

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2013

Music & more

Motel Soap at the black box theater — Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., Friday, May 31: an evening of classic rock. LGAC black box, Lee St. $7 cover.
9th annual Pops at the Post concert by Salisbury Symphony — 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, Salisbury Post loading dock, S. Church St., Salisbury Swing Band preshow music at 5-7 p.m. (rain venue: Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College), www.popsatthepost.org, www.facebook.com/PopsatthePost
Pre-show by Salisbury Swing Band — 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 1: First Bank parking lot on West Innes St. prior to Salisbury Symphony’s Pops At The Post concert. Under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, features vocalist Lonnie Carpenter. www.salisburyswingband.com
Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concerts on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays May-Sept. • June 20: Tim Clark • July 18: Too Much Sylvia • Aug. 15: Craig Woolard • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
The Singing Americans of Stanly County — 3 p.m., Sunday, June 30: 40-voice choir with 4-5-6 part harmony, presents patriotic cantata. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 24/27 W. and Newt Road, Albemarle. Free, donations accepted. 704-982-9340
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Dwight Yoakam, June 14 • Billy Idol, June 21 • Gary Allan, June 28 • Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, July 6 • Ultimate Elvis Contest, July 13 • The Black Crowes, Aug. 2 • Trace Adkins, Aug. 10. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

This & That

Movies in the Park Salisbury — 8 p.m. pre-movie; 8:45 p.m. movie begins, admission free. On the City Park lawn, Club Drive at Jackson St. • May 31: “Brave” • June 14: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” • July 12: “The Lorax” • Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.” www.salisburync.gov
Rave for middle school students — 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1: with age-appropriate “rave” concessions and glowing novelties for sale, adult chaperons plus off duty officer for light security. $10 at the door. The black box theater at LGAC, 405 N. Lee St.
Rowan Public Library events — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 6: “Adventures in the Confederacy,” author Peter Carlso tells of Junius Browne and Albert Richardson, two New York Tribune correspondents who hold claim to one of the greatest escape stories in American history. Enter Stanback Auditorium at Fisher Street entrance near Henderson Law Office. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Free but pre-register at 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Altrusa Club Summer Reading Festival — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 8: Summer reading event at Patterson Farm, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla; games, story telling, story writing, art activities. Free book for each preschool and elementary school child. Food will be available. Sponsored by Salisbury Altrusa Club, and Patterson Farm, Rowan Public Library, Rowan Smart Start, First Bank, and Woodleaf Lanes. 704-637-9561.
‘Ask a Lawyer Day’ — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday June 8: Free event sponsored by Rowan County Bar Association, open to the public, held at Salisbury Mall.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum’s one year anniversary tour — Drop in 1-4 p.m., Saturday June 8: One Year Anniversary Celebration tour and light refreshments. Free admission, donations appreciated. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 704-762-9359, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — Concerts, movies, stories, lunchtime events and more in Kannapolis this summer • Concerts at Village Park, 700 West C St., 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1: Tim Clark Band • Thursdays on Main, lunchtime series, Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 6: White Chocolate • Downtown Kannapolis, Village North Stage, Village Park, 700 West C St.,www.cityofkannapolis.com
Concord Library events — • 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 4: Concord Book Club discussing “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. Register at 704-920-2053 • 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8: Alexandrea Pizza , preservation specialist at Belmont Abbey College on “Upholding Traditions: Preserving Family Archives for the Future.” Bring examples for advice and recommendations. Free, 704-920-2061 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Center for Faith & the Arts One day spiritual retreat — Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Awakening to the Soul: Listening with Body, Mind and Spirit,” retreat for women. Check for space availability: www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
NC Rowan County Anime Group meets — 6-8 p.m., Sunday, June 23, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing the anime series Pumpkin Scissors.


HillTop Community Carnival — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 1: Games, prizes, face painting, snow cones, popcorn, treats. Everything offered free. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St.
The Museum In Motion Festival — June 1: Formerly “Rail Days,” The “Museum in Motion” festival will provide as many experiences related to transportation as we can fit onto this 57 acre Historic site. While the museum is known best for railroading – and that will feature heavily into the event – fans of aviation, classic and antique cars, history and fun will find something to suit their tastes. Visit www.nctrans.org for more information. Spencer, NC trans museum
Annual Memorial Week celebration at J.C. Price Post 107 — Through Saturday, June 1: Ceremonies, live music, festivities, carnival, gospel singings, dances, rides on the midway (5/30-6/1). 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, call 704-636-2950 for information and event schedule.
Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival — 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday June 1: Continuous live music with Jim Quick & Coastline; The Craig Woolard Band; Spare Change. Coolers, beverages, food allowed; no glass; no pets; no refunds. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 DOS. Details, online ticket purchases at www.pleasureislandnc.org/beachmusicfestival.asp or 910-458-8434.
29th Appalachian Summer Festival events — July 6-19: Music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film events in Boone. Tickets $5-$47, 800-841-2787, appsummer.org
Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — Saturday, June 15: Family-friendly festival features Roseanne Cash, John Leventhal, the Quebe Sisters Band, the Harris Brothers, Wayne Henderson and Friends, plus children’s events and music. Admission $15, children 12 and younger free. Rain or shine at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of  Wilson Va., www.waynehenderson.org


Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘Grease: School Edition’ — Two teenagers in fictional Rydell High School 1959 Chicago. Peformance dates June 21, 22, 29 at 7:30 p.m.; June 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m. $10 general seating. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday May 31: r&b/blues/rock & roll/funk band Sonny Skyyz & The Rainmakers, $5 cover • Saturday June 1: No live music but open noon-midnight for those attending the annual downtown Pops at the Post Concert. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, May 31: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600, www.ethosdining.com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m., Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, no cover • Friday and Saturday: Open jukebox, 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, May 31: Mr. GP, also International Hi-Way 14:6 • Coming Saturday, June 8: benefit concert for Chelsea Diloreto to return to orphanage in Africa with supplies. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Local artist night acoustic stage performances • 9 p.m. Fridays: Deejay • 9:30 p.m., Saturdays: Live band. 704-762-999, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — Tuesdays,Wednesdays: Live music on the patio • Mondays, Kids’ Night Out • Tuesdays, Bike Night • Wednesdays Cruise-In. All evenings begin at 5 p.m. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — Thursday Nights at Rick’s will now feature regular Karaoke • 6 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV spinnin tunes and handing the mic over for fun local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031, www.statesvilleshagclub.com
TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9 p.m., Saturday June 1: The Shotgun Saints band • New summer hours Thursday-Friday: 4 p.m. until, Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 1: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Childress Vineyards — Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, June 1: Marc Hoffman performs as part of the “Music In the Vineyards” series. Exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington


Nazareth Children’s Home 107th annual FunFest — 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1: Deejay Butch Mattox announces the day-long live entertainment: Carla Black, Carson Hill, Arthette Walker, Center Stage Dance, Rowan Big Band All-Stars, Tommy Black Band, as well as raffles for big items. 704-2795556.
‘Men Who Cook’ — 6 p.m., Saturday, June 8: Salisbury-Rowan-Davie Chapter of the Livingstone College National Alumni Association presents local men from various professions sharing favorite dishes from entrees to desserts. Entertainment by US and deejay Peaches. Tickets $20. Held at Salisbury Civic Center. Tickets/information 704-637-8884.
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment only. Call 704-431-7854 to schedule. $15 • Through June 15: Meals on Wheels Outback Takeaway Fundraiser, 1020 E. Innes St., $15 per ticket, takeout only, call Meals on Wheels office 704-633-0352.
PPT’s second annual 50th Anniversary Gala fundraiser and Legendary After Party — 7 p.m., May 31: Kent Bernhardt, Gary Thornburg host a night of favorite past performances plus sneak preview of 2013-2014 season. Tickets 704-633-5471, single tickets $50. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com


Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginners 2: Thursday, May 30, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, May 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • New Beginners, Saturday, June 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginners 1, Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Advanced, Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com
Stained glass — 6-8 p.m.  Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, www.celestialglasworks.com
Pottery 101 — Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Students create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included • Father’s Day Mug: Saturday, June 1 • Goofy Gator: Saturday, June 8 • Flower Pot Buddy: Saturday, June 15. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144, 704-209-1632.
Salisbury Art Station — • Ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Limited openings, $25/class, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 5-7 • Email art.notions@yahoo.com, call 704-754-0853.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@yahoo.com for more information.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Art with Patt Legg — Adult art classes at studio off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/
Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10 • 1 p.m., June 3, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
ArtsAdventures — 4-6 p.m., focusing on creative fun in the arts for ages 6-13 • Sewing, June 24-28 • Crafts, July 8-12 • Wearable art, July 15-19 • Cuisine art, July 22-26 • $150 per camp, register by June 24 with deposit. McGill Music Studios, 608 Catawba Road, 704-431-8502.
LGAC summer theater — Begins July 1, runs all month: three different classes covering many aspects of the theater experience, Improv, writing, production, ending with two-week film class. Info/prices at Looking Glass Artists Center Facebook page, or register directly with instructor chuckcarte@hotmail.com or 704-280-1483 Class size limited.
Second annual Awaken dance conference — June 7-9: For age 13 years and up, pre-registration $25 until May 31, general registration $35, lunch included. Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.cornerstone-church.net
Theater for beginners — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday June 6: Summer day camp at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. A child’s first introduction to performing arts; learn self-esteem, confidence, good listening skills. $35, 10-camper limit, pack your lunch, snacks provided. Sign up by June 5. Held at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 704-762-9359, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
PPT summer theatre — Begin June 10: Limited space remaining for elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp this season. Complete list of camps and instructors at www.PiedmontPlayers.com. Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.

Speakers and forums

Luther Sowers: “They Also Serve Who Sit and Sew” — 7 p.m., Monday, June 3: Luther ‘s transition from art teacher to master armorer, making museum-quality helmets, visors, clothing for historic productions. Presented by Kannapolis History Associate, A. L. Brown High School social room, info at 704-936125 ext 412.
‘Declutter for Health’ — 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4: Presented by Smart Changes. Free, but preregister at 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.


PPT ‘The Nerd’ — June 4-5: Hilarious dilemma of a young architect visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life and who turns out to be an incredibly inept nerd. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Bus Stop’ — 7-9 p.m., Thursdy-Friday June 23-24: Cold read from the script. See www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for character descriptions. Show dates Aug. 1-18. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Home & garden

Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 9th annual Garden Tour — 10 a.m.–4 p m., Saturday, June 1; 1-5 p.m., Sunday, June 2: Wallburg area, northeast Davidson County.
Landscaping 101 with Brandon Sleigh — 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 8: Sleigh, owner of Dead Ends Garden, Kannapolis. Bring pictures of landscaping projects you need help with, also one attendee wins one hour personal consult at their home (contiguous to Rowan County only). Free. Carolina Lily, 704 639-0033, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, www.carolinalily.com


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Tri-City Singles dance/party — 8 p.m.-midnight, fourth Saturdays. Elk’s Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Cash bar, door prizes, ladies choice dances. Admission $12. Dress to impress. Info at Peggy15311@yahoo.com


Last days to see Rail Walk Artists’ work at Fine Frame Gallery — Through May see new works by Phyllis Steimel. Also on exhibit: Sharon Forthofer (oil), Karen Frazer (encaustic), Erickson (mixed media), Kenneth Koskelo (oil), Elizabeth McAdams (photography), Liese Sadler (fiber), Marietta Foster Smith (oil). Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-647-0340 or fineframegallery@gmail.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “Water,” Rail Walk Studio Artists group show extended through June 8. Artists, C. Cross, I. Erickson, S. Forthofer, K. Frazer, K. Koskela, P. Legg, E. McAdams, L. Sadler, M. Smith, explore the theme of water. Coming, June 13-July 27 “Multiple Personalities,” two-woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg, Marietta Foster Smith. Opening reception Friday, June 14, 6-8 p.m., with Sue McHugh providing musical entertainment. Free, open to the public Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499, www.railwalkgallery.com
Reception tomorrow at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — New exhibition: Four female artists examine function, meaning of memory and its role in nature/nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. Friday, May 31: Informal gallery talks with artists at 5 p.m., reception, 6-8 p.m. • Also, solo exhibition from this year’s Dare to Imagine Award winner, Kaitlin Crouch, art student at East Rowan High School. Admission free, donations appreciated. Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.waterworks.org
Rowan Helping Ministries 2012-13 New Tomorrow’s Art Program exhibition — June 4-27: Now in its third year, on view in the second floor Delhaize Conference Room at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 Liberty  St. Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — “Fantasy Island,” June 3-July 25: Group invitational featuring artwork that lets you escape the ordinary through artistic flights of fancy and whimsy. Includes Slisbury artist John Morehead. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org


YMCA sponsored trips — • Leave 7:30 a.m., June 18 : Historic Valedez, lunch, wine tasting • July 16: Queens Landing: Lunch and a boat ride • Aug. 13: Leave 4 p.m. Knight Theater, “I Love Lucy on Stage,”orchestra seating • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com,/-+= www.rowanymca.org • Alaska Trip: Call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111 bfranklin@rowanymca.com • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • California New Year’s GetAway featuring Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Call for models

Call for models — Life Drawing classes for adult students meet once a week. Models must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcome, female and male. Experience preferred, not required. Must be able to hold a pose for at least 20-minute increments, be comfortable posing nude. Valid ID required. Competitive compensation, professional environment. Download application at www.waterworks.org or pick up at the museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.

Call for vendors

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Fourth Saturdays: artists and performers invited to monthly cultural art and performing art event. Free, but advance registration required. Info at info@kannapolisarts.com or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call Gary at 704-638-6044.

Call for parade entries

Faith 4th of July parade — Entries now being accepted for the Faith 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Deadline for entries Friday, June 21. Call 704-279-2256 for info. For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Performers.

Call for writers

Concord’s 10 Minute Play writing contest — Old Courthouse Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Writing Contest open to all North and South Carolina residents. Deadline June 24. Ddetails, rules of entry at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Call for performers

Patriotic and benefit concerts — Singers invited to join Piedmont Choral Society’s 10th Annual Patriotic and Benefit Concerts, no audition, no charge, no vocal experience necessary. All voice parts needed. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Monday nights in June at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N, Concord. Concerts scheduled for June 27-30 in Concord/Kannapolis. Information 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com
Faith Idol competition — Entries now being accepted for Faith Idol competition. Age categories: 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and up (adult). This event is held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration. Registration fee $10. 704-279-2256 for information or to enter. Deadline June 21. For parade entry informatio
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Call for artists

Deadline tomorrow: St. John’s seeks artists — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., seeks artists See Brief on page 2D.