Lots of ways to keep busy with a variety of summer classes

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer ARTventures classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — For children ages 4-18 in painting, drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking, more. Summer ARTventures begins June 24. Register for individual classes or for stay-all-day program. Brochure at www.waterworks.org. Register online or call 704-636-1882.
One day spoon carving class — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday June 15: Maximum five students, 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, all tools and supplies provided, lunch available in Gold Hill or nearby. River Pines Cabin, Gold Hill, 704-279-9087, e-mail stephensmartin@msn.com
Date correction: All-day painting workshop — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 29: 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., Suite A. Information, registration at 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
Arts Adventures 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 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.
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 • 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, instructors share knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $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 • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, pay as you go. Call for costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/

Guitar recital — 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20: by Sweet Sounds Music, held at Miller Center, 1402 W. Bank St.
Next Thursday: Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m., June 20: Tim Clark: free outdoor summer concert on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays May-Sept. • www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Piedmont Choral Society’s 10th annual patriotic and benefit concerts — • Thursday June 27 at 7 p.m., Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N, Concord • Friday June 28 at 7 p.m., Central UMC, 30 Union St. N • Sunday June 30 at 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St., Kannapolis • All free, 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.
Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering Concert — Friday, June 14: CFS concludes their 30th anniversary season celebration Elizabeth LaPrelle, master of the art of unaccompanied traditional Appalachian ballad singing. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte.
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 • Hank Williams Jr., Sept. 1. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

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

18th annual Juneteenth — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 15: “A Celebration of Family and Friends,” Kelsey Scott Park, includes first time Juneteenth Apollo contest. Proceeds go to back-to-school-2013 giveaway and other charitable events in the community.
Second Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m., June 29: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, rdayvault@cityofkannapolis.com
67th annual Faith Fourth of July — June 27-July 4: Music, games, rides, booths, parade, fireworks. Sponsored by Faith Civitan and Jaycees. See special tab coming out Sunday June 23.
Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — Saturday, June 15: Family-friendly festival. Admission $15, children 12 and younger free. Rain or shine at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson Va., www.waynehenderson.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

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, 106 S. Main St.
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

Lexington’s Friday Night Summer Stroll — 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 14: Music, classic car cruise-in, pigs, sidewalk chalk art, shopping, dining, music by Sulkes Band Acoustic. 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook
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
Free movies at RPL — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights: free movies in Stanback Auditorium, Headquarters. Complimentary popcorn and lemonade • Tuesday, June 18: Holes (PG), Stanley Yelnats is sent to a detention camp after being falsely accused of a crime, and told by the warden to dig holes in the desert in search of a mysterious buried treasure. Based on book by Louis Sachar. Details at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Summer Reading programs at RPL — “Dig Into Reading” for kids, kick-off celebrations at each library location • Thursday, June 13 3:30-5 p.m. at South Rowan Regional China Grove • Friday, June 14 1:30-3 p.m. at East Branch Rockwell • Saturday, June 15 10 a.m.-noon at Salisbury headquarters • Teens are going “Beneath the Surface,” weekly programs and prizes. Details at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Annual Circus Train puppet show — Saturdays in June/July, Library Park, Third St., Spencer. 7 p.m. free hot dogs; 7:30 p.m. show begins. 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.
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — • Concert at Village Park, 700 West C St., 7 p.m. Saturday June 15: Tribute Band Rock Night with Trial by Fire and Heart Brigade (Journey and Heart) • Movie in the Park Kannapolis, Village Park, movie starts approx 8:45 p.m. Friday June 21: The Lorax (PG) • Story Under the Stars, 7 p.m. Saturday June 22: Bright Star Children’s Theater presents The Secret Garden at Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. • Thursdays on Main lunchtime series, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Thursday June 13: SoundBarrier; June 20: Raisin’ Cain. Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St. • Thursdays on Main evening series, 6-9 p.m. tonight, June 13: The Entertainers, Veterans Park; Corner N. Main and East First • www.cityofkannapolis.com
Concord Library events — • 1-3 p.m. Saturday June 15: “Beneath the Surface,” exhibiting the Polar Rock Box. 704-920-2054 • 4 p.m. Tuesday June 18: The League of Extraordinary Legos, we supply the Legos for children ages 4-12. Donations of extra Legos appreciated. 704-920-2058 • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday June 18: Teen Book Club discussing “I Am Number 4” by Pitticus Lore. Register 704-920-2053 • 3 p.m. Wednesday June 19: Farmer Jason’s stories and music, part of Children’s Summer Reading Program, 704-920-2058 • 2-4 p.m. Thursday June 20: Teen Summer Reading Program, bracelet craft for teens entering grades 6-12. Register 704-920-2053 • 3 p.m. Thursday June 20: Children’s Summer Reading Program, ancient Egypt — mummies and more, ages 5-12, 704-920-2058 • 2-4 p.m. Saturday June 22: Teen Summer Reading Program, Wii Mario Kart tournament practice, for teens entering grades 6-12, 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Animal Fun Children’s Program — 4-6 p.m., Saturday June 22: Live animals (snakes, turtles, rabbits, frogs, lizards, more) plus hotdog supper. All free for preschool and elementary age children and their parents. Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East 1st St., Kannapolis, across from A.L. Brown High School.
NC Rowan County Anime Group meets — 6-8 p.m., Sunday, June 23, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing the anime series Pumpkin Scissors.
Next Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday June 21: bring camera, smart phone for individual investigating. Hear stories of Salisbury’s haunted past. Adults $10, students $5. Questions 704-798-3102, reservations required at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com

Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013 — 7:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 1: Third annual Meet Up features “Sunshine Daydream,” most requested release of the band’s career. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd., tickets at box office and www.FathomEvents.com

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday June 14: Americana/alternative country/roots rock with Lisa Dames & the Radials, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday June 15: multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jeremy Vess, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 7 p.m., Friday, June 14: Bluegrass gospel singing, testimonies with The Gospel Plowboys.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, June 15: The Sulkes Band, acoustic country rock/ pop/ blues, $2 cover • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Face book
ethos Southern Bistro And Martini Bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, June 14: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600, www.ethosdining.com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday and Saturday: Open jukebox, 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — 11 p.m., Saturday, June 15: Janus 4-14 • 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, June 15: Rockin’ praise and worship with By Blood and Voice. 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 15: Tim Elliot & the Catfish Cherry Band • 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. — Thursday Nights: 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 spinning tunes and fun local Karaoke talent • Saturdays: Open jukebox • 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. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031, www.statesvilleshagclub.com
TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 2675 Providence Church Road — 8:30 p.m. until, Friday June 14: Fantastic Shakers. $10 in advance, $15 at the door • 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., Art 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 — Returning in July: Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, June 14: Wine tasting, California Wines with Justin Boudrie, Fine Wine Trading Company, $5/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 15: Drop in for free wine tasting. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. www.oldstonewines.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — 5:30-8 p.m. Friday June 14: Wine Down Friday, Lonnie Carpenter on the patio, RSVP required for dinner • 6:30 p.m. Saturday June 15: “Murder Mystery Dinner,” $39 each, RSVP required • Saturday, June 22: Girls Night Out & Howl at the Moon Festival, $39 each, concert by Ashley Jo Farmer, RSVP required. 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard — 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road off Highway 150/Mooresville Highway, western Rowan County. www.CaubleCreekVineyard.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

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

Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., June 26: NorthEast Ears, Nose and Throat, free, preregister at 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Alzheimer’s care workshops — 3-5 p.m. Thursdays in June: free educational workshops, topics and preregistration 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 14: Music with Tom Barber and Ernie Davis. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Tri-City Singles dance — 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, June 22, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Info at Peggy15311@yahoo.com

Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Bus Stop’ — 7-9 p.m., Thursday-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
Carolina 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
Queen City Theatre Company ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ — Cold readings from the script by appointment June 13-14. BB&T room at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., www.queencitytheatre.com , liaisons@queencitytheatre.com 

Reception tomorrow at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Multiple Personalities,” June 13-July 27: Two woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg, Marietta Foster Smith. Opening reception 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 14, musical entertainment by Sue McHugh. 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 Salisbury 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. 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
Reception at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. — 6-9 p.m. Friday June 21: Reception for all artists who entered work for the project bringing words, music and art together for the sermon series “Restorations: Encounter and Respond,” at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. during Salisbury Arts Night Out. Free and open to the public.

YMCA sponsored trips — • 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 • 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, New Year’s Eve party. Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Juneteenth 2013 — Saturday, June 15: “A Celebration Of Family And Friends,” Kelsey Park, vendor fee $75. Call 704-232-5745, 704-202-8590.
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Last Saturdays except July. 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.

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

“Juneteenth Apollo” — For Saturday, June 15: 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.
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.

Photography comp etition/exhibition — Wanted: photographs in print format, framed, ready to hang on the wall, hand-deliver entries to Hickory Full Circle Arts 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 20-21, or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 22. Each artist may submit up to three works. Ribbons will be awarded. Judge: photographer David Crosby. Show on display July 11-Aug. 3. Full Circle Arts, 29 Second St. NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545, info@fullcirclearts.org

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.

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.