Hear the story of a great American escape tonight at RPL

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rowan Public Library event tonight — 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. For more information, call 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m., Friday, June 7: bring camera, smart phone to do some individual investigating. Hear stories of Salisbury’s haunted past. Adults $10, students $5. Questions 704-798-3102, reservations required at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com

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

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.

Free June movies at RPL — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights: free movies in Stanback Auditorium, Headquarters. Complimentary popcorn and lemonade • Tuesday, June 11: James and the Giant Peach (PG), adventures abound after James escapes from his fearful aunts by rolling away inside a giant peach. Based on book by Roald Dahl • Tuesday, June 18: Holes (PG) • Tuesday, June 25: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG13).

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. • June 14: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” • July 12: “The Lorax” • Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.” www.salisburync.gov

Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — Downtown Kannapolis, Village North Stage, Village Park, 700 West C St.:

— Today: Thursdays on Main lunchtime series, Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 6: White Chocolate, next Thursday June 13: SoundBarrier

— Movie in the Park Kannapolis, 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 7: Captain America (PG-13)

— Concert at Village Park, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15: Tribute Band Rock Night with Trial by Fire & Heart Brigade (Journey & Heart)

— Thursdays on Main NEW evening series, Veterans Park; Corner of N. Main and East First St., 6-9 p.m. next Thursday, June 13: The Entertainers. www.cityofkannapolis.com

Annual Circus Train puppet show — Saturdays in June/July beginning this Saturday, June 8. Library Park, Third St., Spencer • 7 p.m. free hot dogs • 7:30 p.m. show begins. Sponsored by Central UMC: Singing Sandy and all the talking animals play games, sing songs, hear stories about God’s love. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free snow cones. 704-636-4101.

Concord Library events — • 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8: Alexandrea Pizza , Preservation Specialist, on “Preserving Family Archives for the Future;” bring personal examples for advice, recommendations. Free. 704-920-2061 • Children’s, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs begin Monday, June 10. Children’s theme: “Dig Into Reading.” Teen theme: “Beneath the Surface.” Adult theme: “Groundbreaking Reads.” Register at 704-920-2050 • 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11: Terri Bennett on Tuesday, June 11, speaking on green living • 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12: Children’s Summer Reading Program, storyteller/puppeteer Lona Bartlett • 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13: Father’s Day Storytime, books, songs, a craft for children ages 3-5. 704-920-2058 • 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13: Children’s Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading—Animals Underground, ages 5-12, plus make a Pokemon craft. 704-920-2058 • 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13: Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs, “Superman: An American Icon at 75” with author and historian Michael Eury, free open to the public, 704-920-2054 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook

Next Lexington’s Friday Night Summer Stroll — 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook

9th annual Charlotte Squawks Ninesense — June 7: Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets our the Queen City. Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte, tickets begin at $24.50. 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts. org www.CarolinaTix.org

Poetry and comedy night — 7-10 p.m., Saturday June 15: For age 21 and up, adult content, 1440 Venue at 1440 N. Long St., $5 in advance, $7 DOS, tickets 704-738-5991, 704-633-0977.

Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering Concert — Friday, June 14: CFS concludes their 30th anniversary season celebration with 26-year-old Elizabeth LaPrelle, master of the art of unaccompanied traditional Appalachian ballad singing. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow; visitors welcome to join in. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. www.folksociety.org

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. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m., Sunday, June 23: showing the anime series Pumpkin Scissors at Woodleaf Lanes.

Piedmont Choral Society’s 10th annual patriotic and benefit concerts — • Thursday June 27 at 7 p.m., Forest Hill UMC • Friday June 28 at 7 p.m., Central UMC • Sunday June 30 at 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis • All patriotic music, WW II heroes will be honored and remembered. All active and veteran service personnel will be recognized, along with their families. Proceeds from Thursday concert go to the local domestic violence program. Information 704-699-6053.

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.

American Idol Live Tour 2013 — Thursday, Aug. 8: Tickets start at $33.50. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com,

Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — Billy Idol, June 21 • Gary Allan, June 28 • Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, July 6 • Ultimate Elvis Contest, July 13 • Miranda Lambert, July 19 • 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.

St. Thomas Players present ‘Arcadia’ — June 13-15 and 19-23, by Tom Stoppard. Directed by David Pulliam, Claudia Galup. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, $15, 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org/stthomasplayers/upcoming.html. Opening night reception following the performance Thursday, June 13 at the Salisbury Wine Shop. See Speakers and Forums for related lecture.

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘Grease: School Edition’ — Two teenagers in fictional Rydell High School 1959 Chicago. Performance 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

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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m., fourth Saturday June 22: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis, 828-231-5037.

Henderson Music Festival — Saturday, June 15: Family-friendly music festival and guitar competition, 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

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday June 7: The Bumper Jacksons, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday June 8 Brian Rogers/Billy Bussey, no cover. 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

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

Saturday-Sunday music at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 6 p.m., Saturday, June 8: benefit concert for Chelsea Diloreto to return with supplies to orphanage in Africa. Music by Sound of Faith, Battlelion, Self Denied, Fully Justified, Betrayed Savior • 6 p.m., Sunday, June 9: Christian Metal with Lions of Winter, The Helper, My Brothers Keeper, Take Heart. 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. — • 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8: live music • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Local artist nights acoustic stage performances • 9 p.m. Fridays: Deejay. 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. — • 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, also 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 — • 8-11 p.m., Friday, June 14: Dance with deejay Gene Hensley. Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. VFW Post 2031, www.statesvilleshagclub.com

TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — 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

The Blue Vine — Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday, June 11. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesday • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, June 7: Wine tasting with Dino Papanastasiou of Must Distributing, $5/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 8: Drop in for free wine tasting • 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11: Salisbury Home Brewers Club meeting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com

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.

Godstock presents 18th Adam Myers Memorial golf tournament — 8 a.m. shotgun start, Saturday June 15, $50/person, lunch included. sponsorships available. Register with John Bouk, 704-310-6531, jbouk@rowanymca.org

One day spoon carving classes — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., two Saturdays, June 8 and June 15: Maximum five students per day, pre-registration required. Students under 16 accepted ONLY with prior discussion with instructor and written permission of parents/guardian. Instructor Steve Martin, 20 years of spoon carving and traditional woodworking experience. $40 per day, all tools and supplies provided, kunch available in Gold Hill or nearby. River Pines Cabin, Gold Hill, 704-279-9087, e-mail stephensmartin@msn.com

Stephenson’s painting workshop — 9 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday, June 22: Salisbury artist Mark Stephenson’s all-day painting workshop focused on learning the techniques of painting in oil, open to beginning or experienced painters, pre-registration required: $80 for group class. Downtown studio, 110 S. Main St., Ste A. Info, registration www.markstephensonpainting.com/teaching, markstephensonart@mac.com

Informative Chrismon sessions — 10 a.m. and noon, Saturday, June 15: Chrismon history followed by a technique-related Q&A during annual open house. Free, sign-up not necessary. Introducing new kits for 2013. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790, info@chrismons.com

ArtsAdventures summer camps — 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 camp — 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.

Awaken dance conference — June 7-9: For age 13 years and up, registration $35, lunch included. Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.cornerstone-church.net

Rowan Museum’s 15th annual Summer History Camp — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for rising third-fifth graders (elementary sessions); rising sixth-eighth graders (middle school sessions). Diverse camp locations and activities. Campers should bring lunch. Information on sessions, dates, prices, application, 704-633-5946, email tdcreel@fibrant.com

PPT’s summer theatre camps — Complete list of camps and instructors at www.PiedmontPlayers.com. Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.

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 • 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. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@yahoo.com

Zumba fitness — 9 a.m.,Saturdays through Aug. beginning June 15, Westside Swim and Racquet Club, Neal Road. 45-min. classes open to the public, $3 • 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/

‘Poet in Paradise’ — 5 p.m., Sunday June 9: In conjunction with its production of ‘Arcadia,’ Tom Stoppard’s comedy about love and history, Dr. Bethany Sinnott and Dr. Laurel Eason speak on English gardens of the early 19th century, and poetry of Lord Byron, the rock star of his day. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Salisbury, Haven Lutheran Church lower level. Free.

Alzheimer’s care workshops — 3-5 p.m. Thursdays in June: free educational workshops, preregister at 704-636-2010 or robin.scharding@homeinstead.com. Home Instead Senior Care, 1839 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Suite A.

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 7: Bingo. 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. Info at Peggy15311@yahoo.com

Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Bus Stop’ — 7-9 p.m., Thursay-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

Renaissance Festival — Open auditions 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 and 8:30 a.m.–noon Saturday, June 29 for Carolina Renaissance Festival, combination outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and feast. Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte. Auditionees should be 16 or older. 704-896-5555 or Vreanie@renfestinfo.com to schedule audition. Festival runs eight consecutive weekends Oct. 5-Nov. 24. RenFestInfo.com

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

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

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 • 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 — Through June 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 S. St., Concord — “Fantasy Island,” through 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

The Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — Opens Friday, June 14, reception from 6-9 p.m.: Kicking off first group show entitled “Eight ways from Sundae,” featuring eight artist graduates plus instructors from Artist in Residence program of Braitman Studios, Charlotte. Watch for new art events every second Friday. Also: “Painting in the Gallery,” series of classes for artists seeking to find their own style. www.sundaeartgallery.com

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.

Juneteenth 2013 — Saturday, June 15: “A Celebration Of Family And Friends,” Kelsey Park, vendor fee $75 in person or mail to Vashti Chapter #122-Order of Eastern Star (Special Acct.), c/o F & M Bank, Attn: Rory D. Godsey, 630 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., Salisbury, NC, 28147, or call- Worthy Matron Ebony Hooker 704-232-5745 or Secretary Jill Burch 704-202-8590. Questions: 704-232-5745, 704-202-4626, 704-202-8590.

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.

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.

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. Complete details and rules of entry at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

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

“Juneteenth Apollo” — Saturday, June 15: local and area talent invited to participate in the first “Juneteenth Apollo” contest; three competition categories: Apollo Kids, Apollo Teens, Apollo Adults. Questions: Apollo Kids—Thelma Cook (229-325-8030); Apollo Teens: Sister Shawana Godfrey (704-232-1690); Apollo Adults- Sister Barbara Summers (704-232-0464). Evening Gospel Program: Worthy Matron Ebony Hooker (704-232-5745), Sister Patricia Blackmon (704-433-4639), and Sister Barbara Summers (704-232-0464).

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 information

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.

Salisbury Rowan artists and art organizations — Participate in downtown Arts Night Out, 5-9 p.m. Friday June 21. Free 10 ft x 10 ft vendor space; limited number available, applications accepted on first come, first served basis, must be received by Wednesday June 12. Contact Kristen Trexler 704-239-2019 or trexler@visitsalisburync.com. For other display opportunities contact same as above.

Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founders Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.