Patriotic choral concerts begin tonight, run through weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2013

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
Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concerts on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays May-Sept. • July 18: Too Much Sylvia • Aug. 15: Craig Woolard • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band., 704-784-4208.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • 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. or 800-745-3000.

67th Faith Fourth of July opens tonight — June 27-July 4: Music, games, rides, booths, parade, fireworks. Sponsored by Faith Civitan and Jaycees.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m. June 29: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590,
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,
An Appalachian Summer Festival 29th season with outdoor fireworks and The Band Perry — 7:30 p.m. July 6, Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium • additional festival events July 5-Aug. 1 include Boz Scaggs (July 20), Lyle Lovett (July 27), Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin (Aug. 1) plus dance, theatre, visual arts, film events, workshops. Tickets $5-$47, 800-841-2787,
The 66th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands — July 18-21: 20: Adults $8, children under 12 free. US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, 828-298-7928,

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘Grease: School Edition’ — Two teenagers in fictional Rydell High School 1959 Chicago. Performance dates June 29 at 7:30 p.m.; June 30 at 2:30 p.m. $10 general seating. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
Broadway’s Best Theater, Mocksville — July 19 to 21: “Broadway’s Best for Kidz, Tweens and Teens,” Bradway’s favorite musicals for kids and families. Show times Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1, 4 and 7 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road. Reservations/info 336-575-4446,

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday June 28: Join “Boo” and gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Questions 704-798-3102, reservations recommended at or call 704-798-3102.
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.
Free movies at RPL — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights: free movies in Stanback Auditorium, Headquarters. Complimentary popcorn and lemonade • July 2: All the President’s Men (PG). 704-216-8229,
Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 6: Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Movies in the Park Salisbury — 8 p.m. pre-movie; 8:45 p.m. movie begins, admission free. City Park lawn, Club Drive at Jackson St. • July 12: “The Lorax” • Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.”
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m., July 21: Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing anime series High School Of The Dead.
Next Lexington’s Friday Night Summer Stroll — 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12: Music, classic car cruise-in, pigs, sidewalk chalk art, shopping, dining. 336-249-0383,, Facebook
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — Concerts, movies, stories, lunchtime events and more,
— 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, approx 8:45 p.m. Friday July 5: Madagascar 3 (PG)
— Thursdays on Main, Lunchtime series, Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Today: Corey Hunt Band.
— Thursdays on Main NEW evening series, Veterans Park; Corner of N. Main and East First St., 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 11: Coconut Groove.
— July 20, 7 p.m.: Ballet performance by Piedmont Dance Theater
• Concord Library events — • Teen Summer Reading Program movie, Tuesday July 2 at 2 p.m. based on legendary comic book character, stars Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth, PG-13. Free. Popcorn provided. 704-920-2054 • Concord Book Club Tuesday July 2 at 6 p.m. discussing “The Dry Grass of August” by Anna Jean Mayhew. Register 704-920-2053 • “Genealogy: Digging Into Your Past” Saturday July 6 at 1 p.m. with local history librarian Patricia Curl. Registration required at 704-920-2061 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Book release and signing at Rowan Museum — 1 p.m. Sunday June 30: By Larry Neal of Spencer, manager of Reed Gold Mine in Midland, “Southern Railway’s Historic Spencer Shops,”at Rowan Museum, 202 North Main St.
Kannapolis History Associates present — 7 p.m. Monday, July 1: “Returning to ‘41.” black and white film of Kannapolis in 1941, will discuss people, places, things of yesteryear. A. L. Brown High School social room, park East of church and follow signs. History room 704-932-6125 x412.
Living History Saturdays at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 17: Living history demonstration in addition to regular site activities at the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public, daily tours of the circa 1800 Latta home and 11 outbuildings, kitchen garden, rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock. Free with regular site admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free) • June 22 – Gold Panning- you try too • June 29 – 19th Century Woodworking • July 6 – Fiber Arts (Spinning and Weaving) • July 13 – Beekeeping • July 20 – Hide Tanning • July 27 -28th- Civil War Soldiers • Aug. 3 – Gold Panning- you try too • Aug. 10 – Natural Dyeing • Aug. 17 – 18th- World War II Living History • Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
NC Museum of History shows ‘Gettysburg’ the movie — 12:30-6 p.m. July 7: Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg by seeing the entire four-hour movie (with intermissions) starring Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels. Followed by discussion and Q&A session led by Dean Harry, licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park • NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., across from the State Capitol, 919-807-7900, or Facebook

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday June 28: Celtic/folk/fusion band Gael Warning, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday June 29: live music. 704-797-0093,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 7 p.m. music Friday, Saturday nights 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907,, Facebook
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — • 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, June 28: Jazz guitarist/vocalist Tom Billotto • 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday June 29: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m., Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, no cover • Friday June 28: Open juke box • 9 p.m. until, Saturday June 29: The Spur of the Moment Band. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, June 29: Open mic: Music, poetry, comedy, you have the floor. 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 29: Jason Clay • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Local artist nights acoustic stage performances • 9 p.m. Fridays: Deejay. 704-762-999,
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.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • 8-11 p.m., Friday, June 28: Dance with deejay “Big Fish” Calhoun • Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031,
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.
TJ’s (formerly High Rock Boat & Ski Club), 2675 Providence Church Road — 8 p.m. until, Friday June 28: Shagging deejay Fast Eddie • 9 p.m., Saturday June 29: The Soakin Wet Band Band • Summer hours Thursday-Friday: 4 p.m. until, Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. until.
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,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200,

The Blue Vine — Returning in July: Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays: • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, June 28: Josh Lavis with Country Vintner, 6 wines from Argentina, $5/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 29: Drop in for free wine tasting • Note: There will be no beer or wine tastings during the week of July 1. Tastings will resume Friday, July 12. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10 • 1 p.m., July 1 and 15. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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. Ddowntown studio, 110 S. Main St., Suite A. Information, registration at,
Summer ARTventures at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — For children ages 4-18 in painting, drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking, more. Summer ARTventures. Register for individual classes or for stay-all-day program. Brochure at Register online or call 704-636-1882.
McGill Arts Adventures summer camps — 4-6 p.m., focusing on creative fun in the arts for ages 6-13 • 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.
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 RHSC 704-216-7714.
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 or 704-280-1483.
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 • 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 • also openings in ongoing art classes, Tuesday ages 5 and up, Wednesday  ages 7 and up, Thursday  ages 7 and up, 4-6 p.m., $25 per session s • 704-754-0853 or email
Stained glass — 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis,
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369,
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 noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Ongoing, pay as you go. Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869.

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 — 8 p.m.-midnight fourth Saturdays. Elk’s Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Info at

Kannapolis History Associates — See entry under HISTORY.
‘Reading Nutritional Labels’ — 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9: Free, but must preregister at 704-636-0111 or J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., July 24: Brain Issues Use it or Lose it, covered dish, free, but must preregister at 704-636-0111 or J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

‘Springsteen & I’ — 7:30 p.m. July 22 and July 30: Documentary incorporates video submissions from 2,000+ fans from across the world plus never-before-seen archival concert footage. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd., tickets at theater box office and
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

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, for a list of character descriptions.
Renaissance Festival — Open auditions 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. Should be 16 or older. 704-896-5555 or to schedule audition. Festival runs eight consecutive weekends Oct. 5-Nov. 24.

Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners next plant sale — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 31: Help with plant selection, answers to questions; visit the newly planted Southern Living Demonstration Garden, updated and newly planted Sloop Garden, Pollinator Garden. Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road. Proceeds will be used to support programs of the Extension Master Gardeners. 704-216-8970.

Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit “At Seventy: The Salisbury Years.” Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Multiple Personalities” through July 27: Two woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith. Free, open to the public Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — 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, ERHS art student. 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.
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,
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.

NC Transportation Museum day rail trips — Saturday, Oct. 12: “Virginia Autumn Special” to Charlottesville, Va. • Sunday, Oct. 13:“Blue Ridge Special” to Asheville. Details, ticket and price info 704-636-2889 ext. 237, visit
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 • Aug. 15: Carolina Lily, Tea Party in a Hat. leave 10 a.m., $27 • Sept. 15: Motor coach to Shatley Springs, lunch, transportation, fresco paintings, Ashe County Cheese Factory; leave 8 a.m., $59 • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • 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.

15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeking regional arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors. Spaces available for arts, crafts, commercial items, food sales, public information booths. Applications at 828-632-6966 or email
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see or call Gary at 704-638-6044.

32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeks local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. 828-632-6966 or email
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.

Sculpture artists — Tucker’s Gallery in Lenoir seeks sculpture artists to feature in outdoor gallery. Send photos of up to six pieces to Artists selected guaranteed one year contract in the gallery. Must be suitable for outdoor display. Guidelines at or 828-754-2486. 601 College Ave, SW, Lenoir