Love community theater? Choose from four local plays this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Through-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. Ticket info at or 336-575-4446 or email
PPT’s ‘Chicago’ — April 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., April 6 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $18, seniors/students $15. 704-633-5471, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,
Lee Street theatre presents the world premier of ‘The Sugar’— 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 and 10-12: World premiere new play by Denise Stewart (“Dirty Barbie & Other Girlhood Tales”), directed by Jim Epperson; dark comedy about kooky clients, M&Ms, doughnuts, addictions, and justice. Tickets or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,
Carson High performs ‘Annie’ — April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., April 5 and 6 at 3 p.m. Price: $7 general admission and $10 Premium Seats. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Contact Alex Reynolds or 704-855-7297
LC Julia B. Duncan Players present ‘On Strivers Row’ — April 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 (LC Student Night) at 7:30 p.m.: By Abram Hill, directed by Samuel Exum III. Tubman Building, Tubman Little Theater. General admission $10. Info at 704-216-6260 or 423-946-8314.
East Rowan annual Broadway revue — April 11-13: Dean Orbison’s final show after 18 years as director, the choreographer’ final show after 8 years as choreographer and 6 years prior as a participate. I will write the article if needed, however this . It is the largest running collaborative effort in the school system, involvong ERHS, Erwin Middle and countless community workers.

The Teetotallers: special Charlotte Folk Society ticketed event — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4: an alliance of three traditional Irish music superstars: guitarist John Doyle, fiddler Martin Hayes, and flautist Kevin Crawford. ticket info Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte,
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, or 336-722-4022.
Randy Stonehill in concert — Saturday, April 19: CCM singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill in concert at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. Tickets $10 available at 1-800-965-9324. The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. For information call 704-213-1467. Jeremy and Jessica Vess will open.
‘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. info
Salisbury Symphony presents — • 7:30 p.m., Saturday May 10: “Out of This World” pops concert, outer space music, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Three of Holst’s Planets, movie music from E.T. and Star Wars, tv music from Star Trek, and more. 704-637-4314,

Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 13: Featuring music by the Edwards Family, carriage rides, magic by Glen, City of Salibsury Fire Dept., Carolina Artists, Rowan County Master Gardeners, Wacky Doo the Clown, Arbor Day celebration, Salisbury Symphony instrument petting zoo, free refreshments by Cheerwine and Hurley Park. At Lake Drive and Annandale Ave., 704-638-4459.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., Saturday April 26: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or
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.
Mother Earth News Fair — April 12-13: Family-friendly sustainable living event with 200 hands-on workshops, demonstrations, children’s projects, displays, vendors. Western NC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Ticket info 800-234-3368,
18th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m. rain or shine, Saturday, May 3: Free cultural event for families, with food, artisans, crafters and merchants. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road.
Concord Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday May 3: Professional entertainment, young performers participating in the Spring ALIVE! Youth Talent Showcase, street performers entertaining along Union Street. or 704-784-4208.
Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday May 3: 16 bands on two stages, 50 booths of vendors, resources to raise awareness for environmental protection, wellness. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop,
Second annual Rowan County May Fest — May 14-18: Inners Shows provides the Midway along with No Joes Circus/Petting Zoo • Fireworks Wednesday-Thursday May 14-15 • Rowan’s Got Talent Show preliminaries Wednesday-Friday May 14-15-16 • Finals on May 17 • Craft show May 17 • Rides May 14-18: Wednesday-Friday rides open at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Arm bands available each day.

‘The War of 1812 and the Backcountry’ — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 4: Free program focuses on role played by NC in the little understood war. Speakers Donald Hickey, Gary Freeze, Howard Kittell. Info: Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946.
1766 Old Stone House season opening — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 5: $5 adults, $3 students. Tours of the only surviving colonial house in Rowan County with guides in period costumes. Crafts, activities. One half mile off of Highway 52 in Granite Quarry, 770 Old Stone House Road.
‘The Projection Room’ — 7p.m. Monday April 7: Documentary featuring K-Town’s historic Gem Theater, by Charlotte film maker John Austin, with Q&A. Kannaolis History Associates, A L Brown High School Social Room, refreshments. Park and enter east of Trinity Methodist Church. KHA History Room: 704-932-6125 ext 412
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday: • April 8: NC Civil War Ironclads, Andrew Duppstadt. Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q and A. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
‘Courage and Conflict’ premiere — 7 pm Thursday, April 10: Rowan Public Library presents short film on events and effects of American Civil War on the people of Rowan County. Stanback Auditorium, RPL, 201 W. Inne St., free and open to public. Discussion session, reception will follow. or 704-216-8232.
Largest French and Indian War re-enactment in the Carolinas — Begins 10 a.m. April 12-13: Fort Dobbs State Historic Site offers a glimpse life from 250 years ago. “War for Empire” with battle re-enactment at 1:30 p.m. Admission $2, under 5 years old free. 704-873-5882,

9th Annual Spring Herb & Plant Festival — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 12: By the Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Assoc., rain or shine. Located at Piedmont Farmers Market facility, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 75+ vendors/artisans/growers. Free parking, no admission.

First Friday Dowtown — 5-8 p.m. April 4: Celebrate Founder’s Month in Downtown Salisbury, merchants open late, weaving on a loom, learn calligraphy, hoop rolling, historical characters walking trail, free “Night at the Museum” movie showing at Rowan Museum, scavenger hunt for Lord Salisbury in participating merchants, promotional offers from restaurants and merchants, more. Pick up Walking Map and Scavenger Hunt information at tent on the square. Free movie at 7:30 p.m. inside Rowan Museum; free popcorn and lemonade. 704-637-7814,
Annual Touch a Truck event — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday April 5: by Salisbury Parks and Recreation, in the parking lots of First Bank and Salisbury Post, corner of Innes and Church. Free.
Night Train Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 5: Older adults dance, live music, $6 each and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Pirate Panning Palooza at Reed Gold Mine — April 5: panning season begins. 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, reed/reed.htm
Family Health and Wellness Day — 5-6 p.m. Monday April 7: Nurses, community volunteers, health-related information, Free blood pressure screenings, activities promoting physical fitness and general wellbeing in a family atmosphere. Miller Recreation Center, 1402 W. Bank St., sponsored by Psi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority
Third annual First Responders Day — April 26, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: to honor community heroes. Family fun and food. Northgate Church, 1255 W. Ridge Road, 704-633-7063.
Alamo House 8th Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: at the Second Glance Shop. All craftsman and artists are welcome to display.See Call for Vendors.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum celebrates GI Joe’s birthday — GI Joe turns 50 this year, SDTM celebrates with a display of America’s first militry action figure. 108 Fourth St., Spencer. Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 704 762 9359
Symphony Guild 2014 event — • ISpy, Salisbury citywide Scavenger Hunt: 6-10 p.m.  Saturday April 12.  704-637-4314 Kate Davis
Planetarium show ‘Sunlight and Shadows’ — 5-6:30 p.m, Saturday, April 19: Long ago, people drew the locations of the shadows at different times of day and created sundials as a measurement for time. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.
Concord Library events — • What Happened Historical Book Discussion April 7 6 p.m. discussing The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, Registration requested 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool…Upcycled Beads , April 8 4 p.m. for ages 7-12. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • April 4-6: Carolina Sportsman Spring Spectacular • April 5-6: Repticon! • April 12: Cheersport • April 11-13: Marchvonna Productions  • April 18: TNA Impact Wrestling.

Mayberry Daze: Convicts at Large’ dinner theater fundraiser — Saturday April 5: Dinner 5:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Dinner features Aunt Bee’s famous fried chicken and peach cobbler. $15 adults, $7 age 12 and under. Encore performace 3 p.m. Sunday April 6. All proceeds go to construction fund at Mt. Zion UCC China Grove, 1415 S. Main St., 704-857-1169, for more information.
Feeding Frenzy 5K for Compassion International — 9 a.m. Saturday April 5: Third annual race, at CMC-NorthEast Stadium, home of Kannapolis Intimidators. Runners may bring a stuffed animal donation to go to Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center. Preregistration at
Deadline today: Scrabble Scramble 11 – 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday April 8: at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 West Innes St. Buffet dinner and 3 rounds of team Scrabble. $30 per person; $300 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 3 for reservations.
Statesville area Bark For Life event — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12:
LST Beach Blast fundraiser — April 26: Put on your shagging shoes for an evening of food, drinks, dancing to benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets: $40 per person starting April 7. Preented by Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507,
Fourth Annual St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue — Saturday, April 26: 10 a.m.– noon Poker Cruise. Noon-4:30 p.m. Cruise-in, car and bike show, music, port-a-pit chicken. Door prizes, raffles, more. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, 704-239-1172,
Third annual Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.’s Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday May 3: 16 bands on two stages with 50 booths of vendors and resources to raise awareness for environmental protection and wellness. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop,
6th Annual ACH Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 17: Held at American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington. Proceeds benefit boys and girls who call the American Children’s Home campus “home.” 336-357-7126, or e-mail
Warrior Golf Club’s inaugural 5k Run/Walk, Fun Run — Sunday, May 25: HELP (Hope Empowers Local People) Challenge, 5k run/walk, fun run, 890 Lake Wright Road, China Grove, 704-856-0871. All proceeds go to the family of Marco Kauffman.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. March 28: Friday Night Bluegrass with David Leatherman and Stone County. 704-278-4070.
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.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m.-midnight Friday April 4: Teen Dance Paraty with deejay Caibel, emcee JB Real. Security, including Salisbury Police, on hand • 8 p.m., Saturday April 5: The Burtons and Expedition • 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,
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday April 5: Bonfire • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, new website with events
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.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Friday, April 4: Local indie folk bluegrass band No. 9 Coal, also Earth Day Jam volunteers will have a booth set up in front of Uncle Buck’s for information/ticket sales • 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5: Charlotte rock band Blanco Diablo • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4: Wines of Italy, Spain and France featuring Eric Solomon Imports and Scarpetta Vineyard Wines with Andrew Leach of Freedom Beverages. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Deadline today: Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Saturday April 5: Wine, Nine & Dine, nine-hole professional putting course, wine tastings after each three holes, buffet dinner on the patio, prizes. Meet and greet 6:30, shotgun start. RSVP by April 3 at 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill.

Wine Down and Create — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurdsays: Painting for fun with Patt Legg, Carol Dunkley, $25/session to paint, easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Bring your own canvas. Special menu for participants. Held at Gritz restuarant, 121 E. Innes St., reservation required at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.
Scrapbooking Spring Scraptacular — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday April 12: $20 includes table, lunch, snacks. Central UMC, 200 4th St., Spencer. Info/RSVP 704-798-8497. Limited seating.
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,,
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays May 24, Aug. 23, or Oct. 18: Using tools provided, students are guided through the spoon carving process. Instructor Steve Martin. Must be at least 14. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at or 704-279-9087.
Workshops at Carolina Lily — • 2 p.m. Saturday April 12: Chalk it Up 3 in 1 Craft workshop: Make a chalk message board, honey do list clipboard, garden pail, all in one session. $35, reservation only • 1375 Kern Carlton Road, preregister at 704-639-0033,
Plein Air Painting Workshops at Waterworks — Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., April 26: Instructor Phyllis Steimel. Classes designed to be independent. For ages 12-adult. or 704-636-1882. Members $35/session, nonmembers $45/session.
Monotype Printmaking Workshop at Waterworks — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday May 17:  No experience necessary.  Design and create an original single (mono) print.  All skill levels welcome.) Tuition $50 (members $40). Register at or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
‘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, 7 to 9 p.m. Choose April 9, 16 or 23. $35, advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Classes at Pottery 101 — Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter • Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26. • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,,
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays April 12 and 26: 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. 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: $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 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@
Open knit at Tranqwool/Green Goat — TranqWool’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • Pilates by Karen on site. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704-431-4527,
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 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing. Tuesday classes 1-3 p.m., Wednesday classes 6-8 p.m. Call for info or to sign up. Class size: four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647,
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.
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., April 7 • 6-8 p.m. April 10 • Make six cards /$10, open to the public, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Chrismons, all new designs — • 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,

Historic Village of Gold Hill annual Easter egg hunt and Spring Fest — • 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19: Gather with your children up to age 10 behind the Bakery, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, photo ops with Easter Bunny, shops open • 11 a.m.-1- p.m. Nominal fee activities for children • Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc., goldhillmerchants
NC Transportation Museum’s Easter Bunny Express — April 12-13 and 18-19. Includes Iron Peddler’s Antique Tractor Show April 12 and massive museum Easter Egg Hunt and Steam Engine Caboose Train rides April 19. Call for prices, schedule. 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889,

Abstract and Modern Art: What is it and Why is Important? — 5:45-7p.m.,Tuesday April 8: Francine Kola-Bankole, RCCC professor of Art and Art History, gives illustrated history of abstract art and its origins, the origins of abstract art, dating back to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and continuing to the Fauves and Impressionists. Q&A after the presentation. Delhaize Conference Room, Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Free. RSVP to or 704-636-1882.
Lady Julia Boyd ‘A dance with the Dragon’ — 6:30 p.m.Thursday April 17: Renowned author Lady Julia Boyd on her latest book, dinner meeting at Country Club of Salisbury. $32 each. Info/reservations Gerry Wood 704-216-2660.

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, info at or 336-721-1945.
Science and technology Film Series at UNCC — 7 p.m. April 6: ‘Jurassic Park,’ panel discussion follows. Part of UNC-C Science Film Series. Free, open to the public. or 704-687-5743.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Through April 12: Retrospective of James Donaldson’s works. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church,
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — On display: Works by Connie Loflin Peninger, Betty Sedberry. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday, Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Showing Sam Rigling, Marina Konovalova-Bare. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — April 3- 26: Kenneth Koskela exhibit; opening reception Friday. April 11. Free. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,
Abstract and Modern Art: What is it and Why is Important? — 5:45-7 p.m., Tuesday April 8: Speaker Francine Kola-Bankole of RCCC. Delhaize Conference Room, Waterworks Visual Art Center. See details under Speakers and Forums listings.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • April 2-23: Rowan-Salisbury Middle School Exhibition, part of “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” series • 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,

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • April 4: No meeting • April 11: Bingo • 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, covered dish.

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, accommodateions at Western Revere Inn, motor coach travel. 336-753-6230.
YMCA sponsored trips — • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort trip • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort Trip • “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” July 20 Broadway showtrip. Bus departs 3:30 p.m. • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, Active Older Adult Director, 704-636-0111,, • 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
Alamo House 8th Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: at the Second Glance Shop. Craftsmen and artists are welcome to display, fo fee. Call 704-213-0980.
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
Iredell Garden Fair — April 26: Vendor applications for ground spaces accepted. 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. Vendor inquiries Lee Hollifield, 704-252-0368. Other information Iredell Coop Ext Service, 704-878-3166.
Second annual May Fest — May 14-18: Exhibitor, food vendors needed. Vendor application at or Rowan Co. Fair Office, Julian Road.
Asheboro Fall Festival applications — 42nd Fall Festival, October 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or or 336-629-0399.
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or

Poetry Slam — 5:30 pm Tuesday April 15: For middle and high school teens. Judges look at the poem itself plus delivery. Stanback Auditorium at Rowan Public Library Headquarters. Complete rules, registeration or 704-216-8234.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Register
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 with finals on May 17.
20th annual Henderson guitar competition — June 21 rain or shine: Registration open for guitarists competing at Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, Grayson Highlands State Park. Winner receives handmade Henderson guitar. Applications due April 1-1. See
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Friday nights 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Audience seating first-come-first-served. Due to great interest, performers are selected by lottery. E-mail or see

Annual Concord Spring into Arts Festival — April 15 deadline 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 under Events or call 704-784-4208.
2014 “Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Aug. 8 for exhibit at Waterworks beginning Sept. 17, opening reception Sept. 25. Portratis to be presented to family members in November. Biographies of participants available. Artists may work in their medium of choice. To participate call Trinity Living Center 704-637-3940 or email or
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: Lenoir’s annual event features sculptural artwork by artists from across the United States competing for more than $10,000. in cash. Registration open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event; each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. Cost to register the day of is $80; significant discounts available for early registration. Details at
Figure Skating Championships poster competition — Create and submit original works of art for the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships to take place January 2015 at Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Seeking submissions that capture spirit, athleticism, grace. Winning artist receives $3,000 plus royalties. Entries due Sept. 30, 2014, 2014. Go to and click on Call For Artists.