Enjoy theater, music and more this weekend and beyond

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2013

St. Thomas Players ‘Arcadia’ continues — June 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
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

Tonight at Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concerts on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays • June 20: Tim Clark • July 18: Too Much Sylvia • Aug. 15: Craig Woolard • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Guitar recital tonight— 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20: by Sweet Sounds Music, held at Miller Center, 1402 W. Bank St.
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.
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 — • 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 • Rodney Carrington, Sept. 28. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

67th Faith Fourth of July kicks off next Thursday — June 27-July 4: Music, games, rides, booths, parade, fireworks. Sponsored by Faith Civitan and Jaycees. See special section coming Sunday June 23.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m., fourth Saturdays, June 29: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, rdayvault@cityofkannapolis.com
43rd annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion — 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, July 2-6: Largest steam, gas, antique farm machinery show in Southeastern USA. 1,000+ antique tractors, gasoline engines, antique farm machinery demos, tractor pulls, lawnmower pull, horse pull, auction, arts & crafts, flea market, restored old buildings, country, bluegrass and gospel music.1072 Cranford Road, Denton. $14 adults; $6 children under 12, pre-school free. Camping available. 336-859-2755, www.FarmPark.com
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
The 66th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands — July 18-21 and Oct. 17 – 20: Adults $8, children under 12 free. US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, 828-298-7928, www.craftguild.org

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-11:30 p.m. Friday June 21: Jeremy Vess, no cover • 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday June 22: Mid Life Crisis, $5 cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 7 p.m., Friday, June 21: 2 for 1 band • 7 p.m., Saturday June 22: Destination Bluegrass band. 704-278-4070.
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., Saturday June 22: 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 — • Mondays: Game night featuring Crimes Against Humanity, LRC, Farkle, chess, backgammon, Boggle • 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 22: Music by Downpor, Bloodwater and Resurrection. 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 22: Honeysuckle Ridge • 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 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 (formerly High Rock Boat & Ski Club), 2675 Providence Church Road — 8 p.m. until, Friday June 21: Salisbury Shag Club with deejay • 9 p.m., Saturday June 22: The Tim Cook Band • 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 — 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., Thursday, June 20: Beer Tasting from No-Li Brewery in Spokane, Wash., $5/person • 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 21: Arts Night Out Wine Tasting, 3 Spanish Wines, 1 Red, 1 White, 1 Sangria, $2/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 22: Drop in for free wine tasting. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Saturday, June 22: Girls Night Out & Howl at the Moon Festival, $39, concert by Ashley Jo Farmer, RSVP required. 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.com

Animal Fun Children’s Program — 4-6 p.m., Saturday June 22: Live animals (snakes, turtles, rabbits, frogs, lizards, more) plus hotdog supper. All fre 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.
Free movies at RPL — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights: free movies in Stanback Auditorium, Headquarters. Complimentary popcorn and lemonade • Tuesday, June 25: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG13), A group of British retirees decide to outsource their retirement to a newly renovated hotel in Jaipur, India, that is being marketed as a retirement residence, but when they arrive, they find it to be in less luxurious condition than they had imagined, although they are soon charmed and transformed by their shared experiences. Based on novel by Deborah Moggach.
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.
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7:30 p.m. Friday June 21: bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. Hear stories of Salisbury’s haunted past. Adults $10, students $5. Questions 704-798-3102, reservations required at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series
• Concerts at Village Park, 700 West C St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2: Charlotte Symphony with fireworks
• Movies in the Park Kannapolis— Village Park, 700 West C St., approx 8:45 p.m. Friday June 21: The Lorax (PG),
• Stories Under the Stars — 7 p.m. Saturday at Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St., June 22: Bright Star Children’s Theater performance of The Secret Garden
• Thursdays on Main – Lunchtime series, Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays June 20: The Raisin’ Cain Band; June 27: Corey Hunt Band
Concord Library events — • 3rd-4th Grade Book Club, Tuesday, June 25, 4 p.m. discussing “The Field Guide” (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1) by Tony Diterlizzi. 704-920-2058. • Cabarrus County’s Local food program coordinator, “Farm to Table,” Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. Free, open to the public. 704-920-2053 • Mime Doug Berky, Wednesday, June 26, 3 p.m. 704-920-2058 • Teen duct tape craft, Thursday, June 27, 2-4 p.m. for teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required 704-920-2053 • Children’s program on gardening, Thursday, June 27, 3 p.m., ages 5-12, 704-920-2058 • 5th-6th Grade Book Club, Thursday, June 27, 4 p.m. discussing “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman, 704-920-2058 • Adult program on composting, Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m., free, open to the public, 704-920-2054 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook

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.

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.
Senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55 and older at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginner and intermediate levels. Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner) and 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate) starting July 8. Cost $35 per class includes workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714.
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
McGill’s 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 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.
Summer classes at Salisbury Art Station — All classes 9 a.m.-noon, must have minimum 5 students, $35 non-refundable deposit, full payment needed before class begins, it is possible to drop child off at 8 a.m. for $12 fee • Kandinsky Trees, June 21, age 2-5, $25: Young artists learn about Wassily Kandinsky and create multi-media “painting,” focus on fine motor skills, color, pattern, fun • All About the Artists, June 24-27, ages “older” 5 and up, $130: It’s fun to learn Art History, several projects that will progress into finished works of art. Artists in focus include Klimt, Picasso, O’Keefe, Calder • Prints and Patterns, July 8-11, ages “older” 5 and up, $130: Students try their hand at printmaking techniques focusing on line and pattern. A hands-on class that will produce very different results for each individual • Mucho Movement, July 16-18, ages “older” 5 and up, $95: Your child may love planes, trains, & automobiles or butterflies, fairies, balloons. Working individually with each child to help them convey the feeling of movement through visual art • Wild About Nature, July 22-24, ages “older” 5 and up, $95: Learn to be forever inspired by nature and all its beauty, plants, flowers, bugs, trees; observe, create, learn • Tie-Dye & Colors, July 25-26, ages 7 and up, $70: Tie-Dye shirts, a fascinating introduction to color theory will make for a wild & interesting experience • Creating Creatures, Aug. 5-8, ages “older” 5 and up, $130: Building forms 2- we will have a blast focusing on the basic elements of art; take basics and spin it into wild creations • 704-754-0853 or email contact@Salisburyartstation.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
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., 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 Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/

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, 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 21: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
This Saturday: Tri-City Singles dance — 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, June 22: Deejay playing 70s, 80s rock n roll, shag music, top 40, country. Elk’s Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Cash bar, door prizes, ladies choice dances. Admission $12. Dress to impress. Dance held fourth Saturdays. Info at Peggy15311@yahoo.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 entire career. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd., tickets at theater box office and www.FathomEvents.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
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Hello, Dolly!’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday July 28-29: Prepare 32 bars of a song of your choice, sheet music or a capella. Sides from the script available to look before the audition, actors will be asked to read based on singing audition. Brief movement combination taught twice during the evening. Wear comfortable Show dates Aug. 1-18. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for a list of character descriptions.

Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners Plant Sale — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25: Help with plant selection, answers to questions, first chance to see newly planted Southern Living Demonstration Garden, updated and newly planted Sloop Garden, Pollinator Garden in its early development stages. Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road. Proceeds will be used to support Extension Master Gardeners programs. 704-216-8970.

New exhibit at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Opening reception for Don Moore exhibit “At Seventy: The Salisbury Years” 6-8 p.m., Saturday June 22, the public is invited. greengoatgallery@bellsouth.net. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 704-639-0606.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Multiple Personalities,” June 13 -July 27: A two-woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith. Free and open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Gallery hours 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
Through June 27, Rowan Helping Ministries 2012-13 New Tomorrow’s Art Program exhibition — 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 — Group show “Eight ways from Sundae,” featuring eight artist graduates plus instructors from Artist in Residence program of Braitman planned for every second Friday. Also: “Painting in the Gallery,” series of classes for artists seeking to find their own style. www.sundaeartgallery.com
Reception tomorrow 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, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Fourth Saturdays except July: artists and performers invited to participate in 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.
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org

Deadline tomorrow for 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.

Deadline Monday for Concord’s 10 Minute Play writing contest — Old Courthouse Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Writing Contes, theme “Eat your heart out,”deadline June 24. Complete details and rules of entry at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Deadline tomorrow for Faith Idol competition — 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 in
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.

Deadline Saturday for photography competition/exhibition — 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. Wanted: photographs in print format, framed, ready to hang on the wall. 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

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.