Local festivals, music and more on tap this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fireworks finale tonight: 67th Faith Fourth of July — 10 a.m. parade, 10:30 p.m. fireworks. Sponsored by Faith Civitan and Jaycees.
43rd annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion — 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Through July 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
An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 29th season with outdoor fireworks concert featuring 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, appsummer.org
The 66th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands — July 18-21: Adults $8, children under 12 free. US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, 828-298-7928, www.craftguild.org

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ — July 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 p.m., matinees July 13-14 and 20 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 8, adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series performs ‘The Great Gatsby’— 4 p.m., Sunday, July 14: By F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, produced and directed by Jonathan Ewart. Free, rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
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, www.broadwaysbest.biz
National Black Theatre Festival — July 29-Aug. 3: 13th biennial NBTF offers a wide range of theatrical performances including dramas, comedies, musicals, choreoplays, multimedia. Choose from more than 140 performances of new works and Black classics performed by professional Black theatre companies from across the country and abroad. Shows are presented at venues throughout Winston-Salem. Tickets $7-$45 at 336-723-7907 or www.NBTF.org

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.
Circus Train puppet show — Saturdays through July, Library Park, Third St., Spencer • 7 p.m. free hot dogs, 7:30 p.m. show begins. Sponsored by Central UMC. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free snow cones. 704-636-4101.
RPL free movie night — 6:30 p.m., Tuesday July 9: “How to Eat Fried Worms” (PG, The new boy at school is challenged by a bully to eat ten worms in one day. Based on Thomas Rockwell’s book. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., free admission, popcorn, lemonade. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
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. • July 12: “The Lorax” • Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.” www.salisburync.gov
Next Lexington’s Friday Night Summer Stroll — 6-8:30 p.m. July 12: Music, classic car cruise-in, pigs, sidewalk chalk art, shopping, dining. Live music in the Conrad & Hinkle Square. Classic cars line the four quadrants of the squares starting at 6 p.m.. Cars should be in place by 6:15. 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook
Annual tall tales & homemade ice cream contests — 9 a.m.–noon Saturday July 13: NC Toastmasters invited to participate in both contests • Tall Tales Contest guidelines: Give a 5-7 minute talk, exaggerating as much of the truth as possible. Judging in accordance with normal Toastmaster contest rules • Ice Cream Contest guidelines: Try to beat last year’s champion. Ice cream must be homemade (or fool the judges). Contestants may enter as many flavors as they want • Baker’s Creek Park, Kannapolis, public is invited, free to all.
Summer Reading programs continue at RPL — “Dig Into Reading” for kids. Tiny Treasures, 12- 24-mos; Little Diggers, 2-year-olds; Fossil Finders, 3-5-year-olds; Paleontologists, rising first- through fifth-graders. Weekly schedule • July 1-5: Ro and Mo, Stories, Songs and Silliness (due to July 4th holiday on Thursday, program will be held on July 5) • July 8-11: Flows Circus, Variety Show • July 15-18: Dapper Dion, Stories and Songs • July 22-25: Discovery Place Science Reach, A Matter of Science • July 29-August 1: Blue Moon Puppets, Pea Pickin’ Tales. Details at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
RPL Teens — Summer Reading Program; teens are going “Beneath the Surface. Weekly Schedule • Game Show Challenge: July 2-5 (due to July 4th holiday on Thursday, program will be held on July 5) How much do you know about bugs, mummies, and all things housed “Beneath the Surface”? • Scratch the Surface: July 16-18, Scratch crafts and more • Beneath Your Feet: July 23-25, Underground cities and tunnels • Masked Ball & Prize Raffles: Aug. 1, end of summer celebration at South Rowan Regional. Details at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — Concerts, movies, stories, lunchtime events and more in Kannapolis this summer • Downtown Kannapolis, Village North Stage, Village Park, 700 West C St.,www.cityofkannapolis.com
— Concerts at Village Park, 700 West C St., most concerts begin at 7 p.m. Saturdays • July 13: Darrell Harwood & Gal Friday Band • July 27: Jim Quick & Coastline • Aug. 10: A1A with fireworks
— Movies in the Park Kannapolis— Village Park, 700 West C St., movies start approx 8:45 p.m. Fridays • July 5: Madagascar 3 (PG) • July 19: Back to the Future (PG) • Aug. 2: Hotel Transylvania (PG) • Aug. 16: E.T. The Extraterrestrial (PG)
— Stories Under the Stars

7 p.m. Saturdays at Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St. • Aug. 17: Dancing Stories – Traditional African dances, stories performed by April Turner • Sept. 21: Poetry Alive
— Thursdays on Main evening series
Veterans Park; Corner of N. Main and East First St., 6-9 p.m. Thursdays • Thursday, July 11: Coconut Groove Band • Thursday, Aug. 8: Fantastic Shakers
— Other summer event live arts performances, VillagePark, 700 West C St. • Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m.: Ballet performance by Piedmont Dance Theater
Concord Library events — • Tuesday July 9 at 6 p.m.: Author Mary Alice Monroe, author of “The Summer Girls,” will sign books after her talk. 704-920-2050 • Wednesday July 10 at 3 p.m.: Gemstone mining demonstration from Gastonia’s Schiele Museum for ages 5-12. 704-920-2058 • Thursday July 11 at 10 a.m.: Ocean Storytime program for children ages 3-5. 704-920-2058 • Thursday July 11 2-4 p.m.: Steampunk keychain craft for teens entering grades 6-12. Spaces limited, registration required 704-920-2053 • Thursday July 11 at 3 p.m.: Children ages 5-12 help make a working volcano and watch it erupt. 704-920-2058 • Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.: JoAnna the Organizing Mommy on how to get your life back in order. Free, open to the public, 704-920-2053 • Saturday July 13 at 2:30 p.m.: “Blueberries, watermelon and peaches…oh my!” Gina Guthrie of Bocca Felice for Healthy Summer Cooking for the Family, spaces limited, register at 704-920-2054. • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m., Sunday July 21, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing anime series High School Of The Dead.

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

NC Museum of History shows ‘Gettysburg’ the movie — 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday 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, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
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) • 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. 17-18- World War II Living History • Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Stained Glass Trolley Tour — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10: A tour of historic stained glass in Salisbury incl. Haven Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran, St. Luke’s Episcopal, Soldier’s Memorial, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, followed by lunch at Center for Faith & the Arts. Reservations/advance payment required, $20 includes lunch. www.faithart.org/events.html.

Second Annual Chickweed celebration — 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday July 13: Open-air evening of music, dance, art, massage, more to benefit the Rowan Family Crisis Council Women’s Shelter. With Lyric Leeda Jones, Sy Arden, Willow Catherine, Chelsea Rhae Childers, Laura Vella, April Turner, Ashley Jo Farmer Band, Sue McHugh, Diane Hoffman Band, Nadirah Dance bellydance troupe. $12 in advance at Pottery 101, Southern Spirit Gallery, Literary Bookpost. $15 DOS. Items from Rowan Family Crisis Council’s “Wish List” also accepted DOS, see www.familycrisiscouncil.org. 704-577-9965, www.thechickweed.com
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.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday July 5: Diane Hoffman & NC Facedown Band, $5 cover (special! pay one full admission and get second for 1/2 price) • 9-11:30 July 6: Blue Vine favorite Donna Hughes, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — No live music July 4 and 5. 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
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays Kannapolis — 8-11 p.m. Friday July 5: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis • • 5-7:30 p.m. Monday July 8: The Pub, Main Street Kannapolis • 6-9 p.m. Friday July 12: Old Stone Vino, Dale Earnhardt at Main St., Kannapolis.
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open juke box. 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, July 6: Music with Good Courage and Potter’s Will. 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 July 6: Darrell Harwood • 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Line dance lessons • 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays: Bike Nite with deejay Ron • Thursdays: Karaoke contest • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow, line dance lessons 7-8:30 p.m. • 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 — • 8-11 p.m., next Friday, July 12: Dance with deejay Norman Mills • 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 — Thursday July 4: July 4th Party outside with Locked & Loaded playing. Cookout and corn hole tournament starting at 2 p.m. • Saturday July 6: outside party with deejay, a cookout and another corn hole tournament starting at 2 p.m., at 9 p.m. inside Divided by Four • 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 July 16. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — On vacation July 4-8. Next tastings: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, July 12: Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley with Epicur Wines, selection of six Spanish wines, $5/person • 1-4 p.m, Saturday, July 13: 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 — 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
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

New Beginner Line Dancing — Aug. 1-Sept. 26: New Beginner Line Dance class at 4:45-5:30 Thursdays. $30, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10 • 1 p.m., July 15. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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.
Summer ARTventures at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — For children ages 4-18 in painting, drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking, more. Register for individual classes or for stay-all-day program. Brochure at www.waterworks.org. 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.
LGAC summer theater camp — 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, register directly at chuckcarte@hotmail.com or 704-280-1483.
PPT’s summer theatre camps through Aug. — Elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp. 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
Salisbury Art Station — All classes 9 a.m.-noon, $35 non-refundable deposit, full payment needed before class begins, it is possible to drop child off at 8 a.m. for $12 • 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
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 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/

‘Reading Nutritional Labels’ — 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9: Free, but must preregister at 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com. 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 lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Next Tri-City Singles dance — 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, July 27. Elk’s Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Cash bar, door prizes, ladies choice dances. Admission $12. Dress to impress. Fourth Saturdays. Info at Peggy15311@yahoo.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.
CAST’s ‘The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot’ — Start time 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13: (Carolina Actors Studio Theatre) open auditions “The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot” by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Appointment only. Performance dates April 10-May 3, 2014. Send headshot and resume to director Heather Byrd (byrdmeister@mac.com). Details at www.nccast.com

Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners 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.

Erickson exhibit at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — July 1-Sept. 30: Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit “At Seventy: The Salisbury Years.” 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” through 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 AM-4 P.M. 413-884-4499, www.railwalkgallery.com
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, 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
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 — 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

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, 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 — Saturday, Aug. 31: artists and performers invited to monthly (except July) 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.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeking regional arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors, local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. Spaces available for arts, crafts, commercial items, food sales, public information booths. Applications at 828-632-6966 or email info@hiddenitecenter.com
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org

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.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeks local performers. 828-632-6966 or email info@hiddenitecenter.com

Sculpture artists — Tucker’s Gallery in Lenoir seeks sculpture artists to feature in outdoor gallery. Send photos of up to six pieces to info@caldwellarts.com. Artists selected guaranteed one year contract in the gallery. Must be suitable for outdoor display. Guidelines at www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486. 601 College Ave, SW, Lenoir.
Hickory Art Crawl — Sept.19: Juried show with artists selected by committee. No participation fees for artists selected. Apply to blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322 1121. Deadline Aug. 21. www.downtownhickory.com