Hear Chatham County Line in concert: live at Lee Street Friday night

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chatham County Line at LST Performing Arts Center — Doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday March 14: Raleigh-based Chatham County Line General admission only, two sets with intermission, all tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.
Michael York & The Big Cigar Band — 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14: Charlotte Folk Society Gathering free concert, doors open 7 p.m., the Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club opens Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, www.folksociety.org
Musical duo Trout Fishing in America — 3 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 15: In the Davis Theatre in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $12 children under 12 and $14 adults. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2753.
Salisbury Symphony presents ‘Carmina Burana’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 22: Salisbury Symphony and featuring six choirs. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org
Holy Ghost Tent Revival at The Evening Muse — Friday March 28, doors 9 p.m., music 9:30 p.m., $10 advance/$12 DOS. CarolinaTix or 704-372-1000.
Randy Stonehill in concert — Legendary CCM singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill will be in concert at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road, on Saturday, April 19. Jeremy and Jessica Vess will open. Tickets $10 available at 1-800-965-9324. The Inn , 1012 Mooresville Road. Information 704-213-1467.
Carolina Chamber Symphony Players join Piedmont Chamber Singers — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11: “Purcell and the English Baroque,” an exploration of Henry Purcell’s music. James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem, $15 general admission, www.piedmontchambersingers.org/tickets.php or 336-722-4022.
‘8-Track Saturday Night’ — 8 p.m. April 19: The Emotions,The Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding,The Delfonics with William Hart, . .Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets, info rjreynoldsauditorium.com

Celtic Festival and Concert — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-16: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Historic Latta Plantation, live music from Thistledown Tinkers and Stirling Bridge, Scottish dancing by Latta’s Kilts and Petticoats, meet Scottish clans, shop with vendors, children’s games and enjoy storytelling. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 students, 5 and under free. 225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Potters of the Piedmont festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 12: More than 50 regional potters in the block between South Elm and Arlington on Lewis St., downtown Greensboro. Rain date: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday April 13.

Living Room Reading Series presents ‘The Wisdom of Eve’ — 4 p.m., Sunday March 16, presented by Old Courthouse Theatre. Free, rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
‘The Fantasticks’ at Catawba — 7:30 p.m. March 25-29: The world’s longest running musical, about two neighboring parents who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. $4 students, $5 adults, 704-637-4481, www.catawba.edu/theatretix
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — March 27-April 6: “Funny Stuff From Broadway,” comic songs from Broadway’s funniest shows. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446 or email broadwaysbest@triad.rr.com

17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — Friday-Sunday April 4-6: $65 per person to March 15, $75 afterwards. $15 charge for refunds after March 24. No refunds after March 29. Open to anyone interested in the history of the Salisbury Confederate Prison. Send checks to Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083. Sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com
‘Arts Alive in Old Salem’ — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26 and April 9: Highlighting music and arts of the early Moravians. $9 students, $20 adults, 1-800-441-5305. Old Salem Museums and Gardens, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem,336-721-7300, visit oldsalem.org

Quest for the Golden Shoes — Every Saturday in March: visit Dan Nicholas Park to search for the Golden Shoe, hidden somewhere in the park. New shoes hidden every Saturday morning, clue posted at www.dannicholas.net. Lucky finder each week wins prize. Visit www.dannicholas.net for clues, information. Grand prize of Nook Color drawn April 1. 704 216-781.
Broadway’s best Meet and Greet — 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13: Broadway’s Best Theatre Company in Davie County, 103 Beechtree Place, Mocksville. www.broadwaysbest.biz.
Meet author Nancy Brewer — 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18: Award-winning author, poet,song writer Nancy Brewer is guest speaker at combined Rockwell Lions Club/Rockwell Civitan Club, Immanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Building on Emanuel Church Road. RSVP before March 16. $9 includes dinner. Call 704-279-9533.
Harlem Globetrotters coming to Goodman Gym — 7 p.m. Wednesday March 19: Fan’s Rule Tour at Catawba College, Goodman Gym. Tickets 704-637-4474 or Ticketweb.com
Planetarium Laser Shows ‘Laser Vinyl’ — Two shows, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday March 15: Laser concert representing the best of classic rock set to laser art. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
RPL Photowalk — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday March 22: Learn about “abstraction” in photography through a short workshop then search downtown for hidden messages on photowalk. Limited spaces limited, register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8229.

Kiwanis Pancake Festival — 5-8:30 p.m. Friday March 14 and 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday March 15: J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. $5 at the door, 704-797-4235.
Charlotte Brain Tumor Race — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday March 22: 5K or 10K course or walk 5K course, Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., register at 303-877-0534, www.braintumorrace.org/charlotte
Third annual Game and Card Party — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday March 26: Hosted by Salisbury Rowan Newcomers, held at the Salisbury Civic Center, proceeds go to Food for Thought.
‘Unsung OCT’ — 8 p.m. March 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. March 30: An OCT fundraiser musical revue showcasing songs from the Golden Age through contemporary Broadway, all from shows OCT has never done. Tickets $15 at oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. March 14: Friday Night Bluegrass with Connard Lambert and the Bluegrass Church Band. 704-278-4070.
DJAaronS presents — • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, March 16: Grown and Sexy Get Together at JC Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road $5 admission,free CD for first 100 guests, dress code enforced, adults only.
Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m. March 22: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday March 15: 4Given Souls and Defenders of the Cross • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1476.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday March 15: Live music with Wayward Reason • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays open jukebox. 704-762-9990, 704-762-9989, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — Saturday March 15: Riders Band • Mondays members appreciation night • Friday Ladies’ night • Sunday free pool. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. 704-310-5503.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m. until, Saturday March 8: the Saints and Sinners Comedy Duo show. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Thursday March 13, tonight: Open jam hosted by David Myers of Big Break • 9 p.m. Friday March 14: Jeff Jensen Band • 9 p.m. Saturday March 15: Huskey Burnette • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday March 14: Italian Wine Tasting with Dylan George of CHL International Trading Company. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — 2-6 p.m. Saturday March 15: Celelebrate St. Patrick’s Day with deejay David Barrier and Pale Ale & Flat Creek Swamp Water Stout, no cover fee. Festival food is $6 per item. Lawn chairs, blankets welcome; no pets and coolers. RSVP to www.morganridgevineyard.com/st-particks-day-celebration.html, 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.com

Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., March 17, 31 • 6-8 p.m. March 13, 27 • Make six cards /$10, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Chrismons, all new designs — • Thursday April 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginners • Thursday April 3, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Friday April 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 2 • Friday April 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced 1 • Saturday April 5, 10 a.m.-noon, New Beginners • Saturday April 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Beginner • Saturday April 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Advanced 2 • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com
PPT youth theatre ‘Nancy Drew’ audition workshop — Two classes, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday March 15: Preparing students to audition, 25 spots available in each, $25, instructor Edward Whitney. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. PiedmontPlayers.com
Wine Down and Create — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays: Painting for fun with Patt Legg and Carol Dunkley, $25/session to paint, easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Bring your own canvas. Special menu for participants. Held at Gritz restaurant, 1221 E. Innes St., reservation required at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays March 29, May 24, Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Using tools provided, students are guided through the spoon carving process. Instructor Steve Martin has 25+ years experience. Must be at least 14, age 14-18 must have prearranged agreement with instructor. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at stephensmartin@msn.com or 704-279-9087.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance@carolina.rr.com
Free online courses through RPL — Learn4Life high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly, with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments, discussion. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Spring classes at Waterworks — Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery, ages 12 to adult. Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. March 25, April 1, 8, 15. All skill levels. Instructor Brent Smith;
• Fun with Printmaking, ages 12 to adult, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1. This fun, creative, hands-on class. Instructor Anna Kenar.
‘Let’s Get Messy’ — 7-9 p.m., one evening pottery wheel class at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St.; also make and decorate a pot. Ages 14-adult, most Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Available dates March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost $35, advance registration required. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.com
Classes at Pottery 101 — For children: Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter • Hilarious Hoppy Easter Bunnies: March 22 • Carrot Candy Dishes: March 29 • Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26 . Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays March 22: Is the Bible scientifically accurate; what makes it unique; is it still practical for our day; what does it say about our future; what is its message; how can it help us with our family life; how can it help me find true happiness. These topics and more covered, bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: Instructors share historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@ gmail.com
Open knit at Tranqwool/Green Goat — TranqWool’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • Pilates by Karen on site • Sunday 1-6 p.m., Thursday- Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5-8 p.m. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704-431-4527, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
Zumba fitness — • 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, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. Tuesday classes 1-3 p.m., Wednesday classes 6-8 p.m. at “the artist’s Bungalow” studio. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, www.pattlegg.net
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel, sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Todd Paris hosts Laugh Tracks — Friday-Saturday March 14-15: Guest host local attorney Todd Paris with Sue McHugh musical guest. Original sketch comedy every other week in Saturday Night Live format with guest hosts, musical guests, multimedia, politics, slapstick, news broadcast. Friday 8 and 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 p.m. $10 at the door, $8 students. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St., www.spokenspace.com

‘Girls on the Run’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. tonight, March 13 (rescheduled from February): Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Light refreshments, free. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at front desk. Kyndall Moore, kyndall.moore@gmail.com
Health talks — 6 p.m. Monday March 17: What is Pelvic Health & Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor. Held in Gateway Building, second floor conference room, 204 E. Innes St. Free, light refreshments, info or RSVP at 704-403-1042. Sponsored by Carolinas Health Care Systems.
Dr. Mark Evans ‘Mark! My Words’ — 6:30 p.m.,Thursday March 20: How to Rediscover the Joy of Music, the Delight of Language and the Pride of Achievement in the Age of Trash Talk and MTV. Held at the Country Club of Salisbury. Tickets $32, call Gerry Wood, 704 216-2660.
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday March 26: Comfort Keepers presents; covered dish, free, sign up to bring food 704-636-0111. Public welcome. lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays . • 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.

Latta Plantation Easter egg hunt — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 19: Children ages 1-10 can hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across plantation grounds, hunt times divided by age group. Live children’s music by the carriage barn, children’s crafts, see the plantation house, visit the farm animals, meet the Easter Bunny. Register early. $6 per child (one free adult per child, extra adults pay regular site admission), pre-registration required. 225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

16th annual River Run Film Festival — April 4-13: Held in Winston-Salem, festival features 145 films, including 63 features and 82 shorts from 33 countries. Tickets on sale at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-721-1945. Purchasing tickets in-person at the Stevens Center or via phone recommended to avoid third-party handling fees. Up-to-date information, venues, film list, etc at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-724-1502.

PPT youth: ‘Nancy Drew: Girl Detective’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., March 25-26: 25 spots per time slot. Open to all students who can read well. Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, md@piedmontplayers.com. Performance dates: Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Going Green Workshop at RPL — 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. on Monday, March 24: Learn new ways to prepare spinach, kale, and other greens led by Dietician Lisa Westfall and Executive Chef Chris Herron of Morrison Food Services. There will be samples and recipes to take with you. South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a chance to win door prizes. Participants who attend four out of five workshops will be entered to win grand prize. no charge to participate, registration is required. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7734
Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 10th annual garden tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 and 1-5 p.m. June 1: Six private gardens in Historic Lexington. Tickets $10 for both days sold at Ag Center, 301 E. Center, Lexington and 336-956-0400.

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15: Reception celebrating the 31st anniversary of The Framing Gallery, spotlighting local artists Connie Loflin Peninger, Betty Sedberry. Refreshment, door prizes. Regular gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer, also the sculpture work of Robert Toth. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through March 29: “Art From the Heart” solo exhibit of Elizabeth McAdams’ work, including black and white photographs of grand old houses with elegant details and paintings and photographs of color exploration presented in exciting ways. Free, open to the public. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Reception tonight at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • 5-6:30 p.m. “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” Elementary School exhibition reception to honor student artists, their families, school administrators. On display through March 29 • Friday, March 21: rescheduled opening reception for Spring exhibition “Relationships – The Art of the Human Condition and its Effects on the Environment.” Come early for informal gallery talks with exhibiting artists 5 p.m. Light refreshments, free, open to the public Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
S-R Senior Games & SilverArts — 10 a.m. Friday March 14: Celebrate Senior Artists of Rowan County, viewing of artwork open to the public at the Civic Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Carolina Artists student art show for grades K-12 — Wednesday-Friday March 19-21: On the theme “The Circus,” reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday March 20 and announcement of winners. 
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — Artist of the Week Dottie Leatherwood . New show each month. 704-953-4304, www.sundaeartgallery.com

Trip to D.C. aboard the ‘Cherry Blossom Special’ — March 21-23: NC Transportation Museum’s 3-day/2-night scenic excursion aboard vintage rail cars, the St. Augustine and Powhatan Arrow. $595 per person for single occupancy and $480 per person for double occupancy. www.nctrans.org
Bus trip to Charleston — Saturday March 29: Sunshine Community Travelers-sponsored bus trip to Charleston, SC. City tour guide books available to assist travelers with planning their visit to the city. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 for details.
Spring trip to Amish Country — May 7-9: Davie County Senior Services trip to Lancaster, Pa. includes tours, meals at Amish restaurants, visit with an Amish teacher, “Moses” at the Sight and Sound Theater, “Jacob’s Choice” show, Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store and Museum, accommodations at Western Revere Inn, motor coach travel. 336-753-6230.
YMCA sponsored trips —• 9 a.m. March 18: Concord Mills Aquarium, see Aquarium then shop $27 per person • 9 a.m. April 8: Biltmore House and Gardens $68 includes ticket, transportation • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort trip • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort Trip • “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” Broadway show trip, must sign up to reserve orchestra seating for July 20. Bus departs 3:30 p.m. • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, Active Older Adult Director, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Statesville area Bark For Life event — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12: To participate as a sponsor, vendor, and/or registrant, complete applicable forms found at www.relayforlife.org/barkstatesvillenc
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be artist, vendor, performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Iredell Garden Fair — April 26: Vendor applications for ground spaces accepted. 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. For vendor inquiries contact: Lee Hollifield, 704-252-0368. For other information contact Iredell Cooperative Extension Service, 704-878-3166.
Second annual May Fest — May 14-18: Exhibitor, food vendors needed. Exhibitor inside booths $100. Food vendors outside booths $300. Craft show Saturday, May 17. Vendor application online at rowancountyfair.net or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.
Asheboro Fall Festival applications — 42nd Fall Festival, October 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications available at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or www.AsheboroFallFestival.com or 336-629-0399. Booth fee $25 up to early registration deadline of June 30.

Open mic and jam at Uncle Buck’s — Thursdays: Musicians encouraged to sign up at 8 p.m. to add their name on a list to perform for the night. Goal is to have a full house band available to fill in for solo musicians. 127 South Main St., 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Rowan’s Got Talent contest — May 14-18: Held at the Rowan County Mat Fest. Deadline for entry April 15. Any talent accepted with the exception of bands. $500 first prize. To enter call Randall Barger at 704-640-2326. Talent show preliminaries May 14-16,finals on May 17.
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Friday nights 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Center For Faith & The Arts — Artists with physical and/or mental disabilities to submit artwork by March 31 for the first “Outside the Lines & Labels” show opening April 30, 2014 with artists’ reception May 9 at Center for Faith & the Arts, in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church. Entry guidelines 704-647-0999 or faithart.org look under Gallery Exhibits. Email faithart@bellsouth.net for detailed instructions.
Annual Concord Spring into Arts Festival — March 3/April 15 deadlines for May 3 event: opportunity for artists to get their work seen and sold. Juried art show includes prizes of $500, $300, $200. Interested artists find information/application at www.concorddowntown.com under Events or call 704-784-4208.