Three guys who met in Carson’s jazz band play Cauble Creek on Saturday
Old Talk to play at Cauble Creek — 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13: Old Talk, a band comprised of three guys that met in the jazz band at Carson High School. $10 cover, call 704-633-1137 or email Sales@CaubleCreekVineyard.com for reservations. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.CaubleCreekVineyard.com
Next Thursday: Union Street Live evening edition — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concerts on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays through Sept. • July 18: Too Much Sylvia • Aug. 15: Craig Woolard • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Opening night tonight: 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. 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,” Broadway’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
Free performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — 7 p.m. July 20: Piedmont Dance Theatre’s presentation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with comedic touches at Kannapolis Village Park Amphitheater. No tickets required. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic. Rain location: 163 West B St., Kannapolis. PSMD1234@gmail.com
‘A Ramble Through Rowan’ videos — A series of short historical videos of the history of Rowan County’s peoples, places and events, narrated by Dr. Gary Freeze, produced by Rowan Public Library. Available on DVD for check out at all library locations, also on sale $10 each. Information Gretchen Beilfuss Witt, 704-216-8232.
Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718 — Displays actual treasures from Blackbeard’s ship; this traveling exhibit will be displayed July 19 to Aug. 31. Ribbon-cutting and kids’ events planned July 20 and July 27. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, www.nctrans.org
Behind-the-scenes tour at Reynolda House — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14: How did people survive the summer heat before air-conditioning? Learn about “air-washing” as well as the system that used 100-pound blocks of ice to cool the 64-room home in the 1930s. $17 for non-members. Information 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
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 13 – Beekeeping • July 20 – Hide Tanning • 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
Help paint the Lee Street theater — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this and every Saturday in July: Volunteers invited help paint the new theater, all materials provided, just wear paint clothes. Information/questions, 704-310-550, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday, July 12: 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 email@example.com or call 704-798-3102.
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, classic cars. Blues by Big Daddy Mojo in the Conrad & Hinkle Square. Information 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook
Tomorrow: 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
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.
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — • Concert at Village Park: 7 p.m. July 13: Darrell Harwood & Gal Friday Band. 700 West C St.
— Movies in the Park Kannapolis: Friday, July 19: Back to the Future (PG), Village Park, 700 West C St., approx 8:45 p.m.
— Tonight: Thursdays on Main evening series: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 11: Coconut Groove Band. Veterans Park; Corner of N. Main and East First St.
— Other summer event live arts performances, VillagePark, 700 West C St.: Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m.: Ballet performance by Piedmont Dance Theater
Free Tuesday movie at RPL — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday July 16: free movie in Stanback Auditorium, Headquarters. Complimentary popcorn and lemonade ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (PG) Based the Jules Verne novel • 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
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.
Concord Library events — • 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 • The League of Extraordinary Legos, Tuesday July 16 at 4 p.m. for children ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Teen Book Discussions, Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. talking about paranormal books, bring one to share. 704-920-2053 • ‘A Walk in the Woods-Sea Turtles: Nest Diggers on Sandy Shores,’ Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m. for children ages 5-12. 704-920-2058 • Teen Summer Reading craft activity, Thursday, July 18 at 2-4 p.m.; make a felt monster, for teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required at 704-920-2053 • Children’s Dig Into Reading: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Thursday, July 18 at 3 p.m., gnome stories, gnome games, make a birdhouse. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Community open house — Noon-3 p.m.,Saturday July 13: live radio broadcast, meet radio 107.9 The Link personality Kelly McKay, free hotdogs, refreshments, kids’ corn hole, spin the wheel for $100 gift card, other prizes. 0RSVP to 704-721-7812, GlenGrove community, Roberta Road, Concord.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m., Sunday July 21, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing anime series High School Of The Dead.
An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 29th season — Festival events through 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
Third annual Beech Mountain Bikes, Brews and Views weekend — July 19-21: live music by Acoustic Syndicate and four other acts, Saturday beer festival, mountain biking all weekend, Monster Energy Series races, disc golf, hash run. www.BeechMtn.com or 800-468-5506.
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. $12 in advance, $15 DOS. Items from Rowan Family Crisis Council’s “Wish List” also accepted DOS, see www.familycrisiscouncil.org. 704-577-9965, www.thechickweed.com
Back to School Blast — Saturday Aug. 17: Community-wide school supply donation drive hosted by Bella Vita Salon. To help or contribute call 980-255-0929 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 12: Folk rock/indie grass with No.9 Coal, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13: Blues/funk with Abe Reid, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday 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, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
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 13: Live music with Redemption and The Phillip Burton Band. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays live — 6-9 p.m. Friday July 12: Old Stone Vino, Dale Earnhardt at Main St., Kannapolis.
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 13: Carolina Reign • 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 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 and local Karaoke talent • 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.
Tomorrow: Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • 8-11 p.m., 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 — 9 p.m. until, Friday July 12: Too Much Sylvia • 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 — Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays. Next: July 16, $12.50/person, RSVP by phone 704-797-0093 email or on Facebook Event Page by 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 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 • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 18: Beer Tasting; selection of six Saison/Farmhouse beers from France, Belgium, U.S., $$5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
‘Please Play My Song on the Radio’ — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 3: Seminar exclusively designed for independent artists, singers, producers, independent record labels, music aficionados who desire to get their songs on major radio stations; learn how to submit music to radio stations and satellite stations, important dos and don’ts. Register online $35 at www.lightfootquit.com. Held at LGAC black box theater on Lee St. Registration deadline July 19.
Dress up a dollhouse doll — 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20: Doll artist Rachel Bonney on how to dress a dollhouse doll like Little Red Riding Hood. $65 includes all-porcelain jointed and wigged doll, outfit, accessories, stand. RSVP by July 17 at 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
New beginner line dancing — Aug. 1 thru Sept. 26: New Beginner Line Dance class at 4:45-5:30 Thursdays. $30, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
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 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. Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner) and 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate). $35 per class includes workbook. Bob Wingate 704-636-9395.
McGill Arts Adventures summer camps — 4-6 p.m., focusing on creative fun in the arts for ages 6-13 • 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 — Info/prices at Looking Glass Artists Center Facebook page, or firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-280-1483 Class size limited.
PPT’s summer theatre camps — Through August. 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
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 • July 20: Summer Berry Bowl • July 27: Handmade Chia Pet • Aug. 10: Name Plaque. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144, 704-209-1632.
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 • Mucho Movement, July 16-18, ages “older” 5 and up, $95: 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 inspired by nature’s plants, flowers, bugs, trees; observe, create, learn • Tie-Dye & Colors, July 25-26, ages 7 and up, $70: Tie-Dye shirts, introduction to color theory • Creating Creatures, Aug. 5-8, ages “older” 5 and up, $130: Building forms 2-focusing on the basic elements of art; take basics and spin it into wild creations • 704-754-0853 or email contact@Salisburyartstation.com
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.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, email@example.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 at studio. Ongoing, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for hours, material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/
‘What the Bible Says About Aging’ — 7 p.m., Monday, July 15: Fourth in a series on Aging Well in celebration of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center’s 25th Anniversary. Dr. John Houghton, Bethel Baptist Church Rockwell and Pastor Ray Charleston, Grateful Heart Ministries Granite Quarry. Followed by light reception. No charge. All older adults welcome. Call 704-216-7714 to sign up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Tri-City Singles dance — 8 p.m.-midnight fourth Saturdays. Elk’s Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Info at Peggy15311@yahoo.com
‘Springsteen & I’ — 7:30 p.m. July 22 and July 30: Documentary incorporates video submissions from 2,000+ fans from across the world. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd., tickets at theater box office and www.FathomEvents.com
Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013 — 7:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 1: Third annual Meet Up features “Sunshine Daydream,” AMC Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd., tickets at theater box office and www.FathomEvents.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 by appointment only. Performance dates April 10-May 3, 2014. Details at www.nccast.com
Erickson exhbit 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.” email@example.com. 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: 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. www.sundaeartgallery.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. 704-216-8970.
YMCA sponsored trips — • 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
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: artists and performers invited to participate in cultural art and performing art event. Free, but advance registration required. Info at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. 828-632-6966 or email email@example.com
Sculpture artists — Tucker’s Gallery in Lenoir seeks sculpture artists to feature in outdoor gallery. Send photos of up to six pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept.19: Juried show with artists selected by committee. Apply to blsinclair1@bellsouth. net or email@example.com. Deadline Aug. 21. www.downtownhickory.com
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