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Author Anne Clinard Barnhill to sign books downtown on Saturday

Author signing at Literary Bookpost — Author Anne Clinard Barnhill will sign books from 1-3 p.m. at Literary Bookpost & Just the Thing. Barnhill’s latest book, “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter,” was released by St. Martin’s Press in March. 110 S Main St., 704- 630-9788.
Antiques appraisal fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday April 25-26: General merchandise including toys welcome. $5 per item, limit two items per person. At Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com, 704 762 9359.
Spring break art project continues through tomorrow — Drop-in 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 25: Earth friendly arts and crafts participation projects for all ages. The Last Word Bookstore, 612 W. Innes St., 704-245-6159.
Third annual First Responders Day — April 26, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: to honor community heroes. Northgate Church, 1255 W. Ridge Road, 704-633-7063.
Piedmont Bottle and Pottery Club’s antique bottle show and sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 26: 8th annual event, free admission, parking and appraisals. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave. Show chair John Patterson, 704-636-9510, ncmilks@carolina.rr.com
Livingstone College children’s book festival — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Held on the Campus Green of Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe St., 704-216-6118.
Rowan Reading Rendezvous — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday April 26: Free, at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., list of authors at rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8240.
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.
Salisbury Rowan Quilters’ Guild — May 2-3: “Sunny Days and Starry Nights” quilt show at First Baptist Church First Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday • 1:30 p.m. Saturday: presentation of quilts to local veterans. Also demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes, tea room. $5 admission, age 12 and under free. Info at ljbryant@bellsouth.net
Free Comic Book Day — May 3: The NC Rowan County Anime Group will be at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0049, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Second Time Around Band Dance at the YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday May 3: Older adults dance, live music, $6 each, Open to the public, bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
David Freeze book signing at the Y — 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13: Hear about David’s bicycle trip across the country. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 1 p.m. May 15: Living will/health care power of attorney, notaries available to finish documents, Must register at 704-636-0111 or 704-637-7645 • 1-6 p.m. May 27: American Red Cross blood drive. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
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 military action figure. 108 Fourth St., Spencer. www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com, 704 762 9359
Haulers parade in downtown Concord — 6 p.m. Thursday May 15: more than 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers make their way down Union Street, live concert by The Tams at Union Street Live begins immediately after the final hauler exits en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Asian Heritage Month — 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday May 17: NC Rowan County Anime Group celebrates Asian Heritage Month. Conference room of RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Free, open to the public, for all ages.
Concord Library events — • Awesome Pageturners! for ages 8-10 on April 29 at 4 p.m., 704-920-2058 • Saturday, May 3: Free Comic Book Day movies; 11 a.m. a film featuring Marvel’s super-team starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans; 2 p.m. the new version of DC’s legendary superhero starring Henry Cavil and Amy Adams. Both PG-13, both free. 704-920-2054 • What Happened Historical Book Discussion May 5 at 6 p.m. Register at 704-920-2054 • DIBS-Concord Book Discussion May 6 at 6 p.m. Register at 704-920-2053 • A Handful of Love Story Time for ages 3-5 May 8 at 10 a.m. , 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — • April 25-27: Better Living Home & Garden show • April 26: The Family Stone (concert) • April 26-27: Relay for Life Cabarrus County  • • May 2-4: Starpower talent competition • May 17 Roller Derby: Kannapolis Roller Girls • 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976.

Sidewalk Prophets to perform at Catawba College — 7 p.m. May 2: Contemporary Christian music band Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba’s Goodman Gymnasium. Opening act is City Harbor and About A Mile. $16 general admission. 704-637-4474.
‘Live At Lee Street: Mipso & Mandolin Orange’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday May 2: Doors open 7 p.m., all tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org /tickets or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.
Folk music’s ‘Rustic Renaissance Man’ John McCutcheon at The Davis Theatre — 8 p.m., Friday May 2: Tickets $27. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S. downtown Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArts Council.org
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8: “Made in America,” final concert of the spring semester, features music of American composers past and present, held at Jay M. Robinson High School, 300  Pitts School Road SW, Concord. Free. conducted by Dr. Laurence Marks and Charles Emerich.
Salisbury Symphony presents —7:30 p.m., Saturday May 10: “Out of This World” pops concert, outer space music, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College $22 (adults), $6 (students), $4 (8 and younger). 704-637-4314, www.salisburypost.com
Piedmont Choral Society presents — 7 p.m. Friday May 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday May 18: free concerts of favorite selections from masterworks at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union Street North, Concord. Composers featured: Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and other greats, along with American and more modern day musicians. A love offering will be received. A reception will follow the concerts. Joe Judge is director and Carol Cone will accompany. 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com
Concert Choir presents ‘Bach and the Boys!’— 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16: A free concert highlighting the works of J.S. Bach and composers influenced by him, showcasing classical and contemporary choral work including the zany work “The Seasonings” by P.D.Q. Bach. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.
Peabo Bryson and Melba Moore in W-S — 8 p.m. June 7: Peabo Bryson and Melba Moore in concert. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets $39.50-59.50. Show info and no-fee tickets at reynoldsauditorium. com

Standup comedian James Gregory — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: All-ages standup show by the “Funniest Man in America,” Smith Civic Center, Lexington. Doors open 6 p.m., VIP tickets $40; regular reserved seats $25. www.GAALive.net or 336-283-9660.
Lee Street Theatre — • May 8-10 and 15-17: 6th Annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival, “Office Hours” Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Charlotte Squawks’ Tenth Edition — June 6-29: This musical parody has become a Charlotte tradition. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

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, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or info@kannapolisarts.com
Merlefest 2014 features The Steep Canyon Rangers — April 25-27: Also Ricky and Jim Lauderdale, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Keller Williams, Larry and Jenny Keel, The Travelin’ McCourys, Scythian, Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, Peter Rowan, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Della Mae, Moore Brothers, The Steel Wheels, Donna the Buffalo, I Draw Slow, The Waybacks, Pete and Joan Wernick, The Deadly Gentlemen, Jim Lauderdale, SC Broadcasters, Mandolin Orange, Mark Newton and Steve Thomas, Town Mountain and Lynda and Pattie. On the campus of Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, 1-800-343-7857, www.merlefest.org
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, www.earthdayjamnc.com
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. info@concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.
Mocksville’s Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 3: Crafts, historical tours, Fort Dobbs reenactors, kids’ area, hula hoop and frozen T-shirts contests, entertainment at Junker’s Outdoor Theater, bring your own chairs, alcohol available for purchase. www.danielboonefamilyfestival.com or 336-909-2263.
18th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Free cultural event for families, with food, artisans, crafters and merchants. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road. 336-248-3960, www.LexingtonNC.gov
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. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.
11th annual Let’s Get Connected Day — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday May 17: 11th annual multicultural celebration, music by East Rowan band ensembles and Granite Quarry Strings. Prayer Circle dedicating 8th Peace Pole proclaiming “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight languages. Free hot dog lunch. Held at Granite Lake Park, 500 N Salisbury Ave.
Fiddler’s Grove Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival — May 23-25: 90th annual event with competition, performances, workshops, jamming. Ticket, lineup, camping info at www.fiddlersgrove.com or info@fiddlersgrove.com or 704-682-1350. 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Tintypes’ — May 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees May 4, 11, 18 at 2:30 p.m.: The growing pains of a nation chronicled in a grand pageant of pre-World War I America. Rated G, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — May 8-18: “Before Oklahoma,” includes second gala for Mother’s Day. 103 Beechtree Place, Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket info www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446 or broadwaysbest@triad.rr.com

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday May 13: NC/US Interstate Highway System, Walter Turner. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., rowanmuseum@fibrant.com or 704-633-5946.
Reed Gold Mine now offers gold panning — through Oct. 31, weather permitting. Tickets are $3 per pan. Reed is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Info at 704-721-4653.
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — • Homeschool Farm Kids Workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13:for ages 5-7 to learn all about farm life, visit the cabin, meet the farm animals, practice farm chores, play 19th century games. $12 per student, pre-registration required • Homeschool Cooking Workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20: Learn to cook over open hearth with 19th century recipes, for ages 10 and up plus one adult must accompany each student. $25 for each student/adult pair. Pre-registration required • 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War across NC — Details at 919-807-7389, www.ncdcr.gov

Bowling fundraiser for Salisbury Pride — 8-10:45 p.m. Friday April 25: at Woodleaf Lanes. $18 in advance, $20 at the door, covers 2.75 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Beth Meadows 704-995-781 for details.
The first ever Great Berry Ride — 9 a.m. Saturday April 26: Ride begins/ends at Patterson Farm in Mount Ulla. To benefit Catawba Athletics and Rowan County United Way. Register at www.sportoften.com /events/ eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=12640.
Bone marrow drive at Cruise ‘n Barbecue — Saturday, April 26, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, 704-239-1172, www.facebook.com/ stpaulscruisenbarbecue
Inaugural Karaoke Car Show — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 26: Fundraiser to benefit the Salisbury Rowan Choral Society. Downtown, corner of W. Fisher and S. Church. Pre-registration $15, DOS registration $25 if space is available. Contact info 704-433-7908, register at www.salisburynccarshow.com/register.html
Scottssing’s fundraiser for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis — 6:30 p.m. Saturday April 26: Southland to perform “I Believe” at Phaniels Baptist Church, Rockwell. Free, love offering benefits search for the cure of cystic fibrosis. Info at www.scottssing.com or 704-239-6134.
LST Beach Blast fundraiser — April 26: An evening of food, drinks, dancing to benefit Lee Street theatre, Shag Workshop at 6:30 p.m. by Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, with a performance by the Junior Shaggers. Tickets $40 per person. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
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, www.earthdayjamnc.com
6th annual ACH car, truck, motorcycle show — 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 17: Registration 8 a.m.-noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators. Vendor fee $25. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, deejay, live bands, food vendors, silent auction, activities for kids. Held at American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington, proceeds benefit ACH. 336-357-7126, www.ach-nc.org or e-mail cburris@ach-nc.org
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.
PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage’ fundraiser — May 30-31: Starring four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman. Exclusive event, very limited seating. Call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com

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 — • Saturday: Relentless Flood and Alter Vibe • 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. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Friday and Saturday: Wayward Reason • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
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. — • Friday April 18: Salisbury’s own Life Size with special guests The Cameron Floyd band • Saturday April 19: Charlotte’s Pipapelli Blues • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m. May 3: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

Salisbury Wine Shop — • Thursday April 24: Triple C and NoDa Beer Tasting. Selection of six beers from two of Charlotte’s best breweries including NoDa’s recent World Beer Cup gold medal winning IPA “Hop Drop & Roll,” $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday April 25: Stephanie’s Spring Selections Wine Tasting. Selection of six wines Stephanie has selected to enjoy with the new arrival of warmer Spring weather. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — North Carolina’s 100th winery. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person with a selection of eight wines for tastings. Also juices, non-alcohol ciders, food products, gift items. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Workshops at Carolina Lily — • 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 26: Easter Basket re-do into a Fairy Garden. $25 by reservation • 2 p.m. Saturday April 26: Beekeeping 101, what you need to get started , sampling of local honey. Free, no reservation needed • 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033, carolinalily@att.net
Monotype Printmaking Workshop at Waterworks — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday May 17: Approach monoprinting in a fun, unique way. No experience necessary in this creative, experimental class.  Design and create an original single (mono) print. Learn how to prepare a plate by brushing on vibrant inks. All skill levels. $50 (members $40). Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
Chrismons, all new designs — • Thursday May 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beginners • Thursday May 1, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Friday May 2, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginner • Friday May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate II • Friday May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced I • Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Beginner • Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Intermediate I • Saturday May 3r 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced II • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays 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.
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., May 5 and 19 • 6-8 p.m. May 15 • Make six cards /$10, open to the public, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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
Susan Crouch watercolor workshop — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-23: Requires some experience and basic watercolor skills. $215 for three days. Held at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., contact Marietta Smith 704-431-8964 or mariettafsmith@gmail.com
Music Relaxation — 7-8 p.m. Mondays beginning April 28: Dean Quick Music Therapy Services offers music relaxation class at Artmesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St. Free introductory class begins with introduction, followed by relaxation experience, ending with Q&A. 704-798-3203 to book a spot. Maximum class size 12. Quick is a board certified music therapist in private practice living in Salisbury.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday April 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. 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., Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday closed, 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
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.
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.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • April 25: Bingo. • 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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group presents — 6-8 p.m. Sunday April 27: Showing episodes of “Destiny of Shrine Maidens,” rated Mature Television Viewing. No one under the age of 16 years old. Woodleaf Lanes Conference room.

PPT youth: ‘High School Musical’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., May 19-20: 25 spots per time slot. Held at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
St. Thomas Players 2014 season — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, April 28-29: “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Next Fall.” Claudia Galup directs “Driving Miss Daisy,” rehearsals begin in May, performance dates June 19-28 • Kurt Corriher directs “Next Fall,” rehearsals begin in June, performance dates July 17-26. Held at At Lee Street Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.

Emergency preparedness workshop — 6-7 p.m. Sunday April 27: first in a series of free instructional classes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1255 Julian Road. RowanEPW@outlook.com

Salisbury Farmer’s Market opens Saturday — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays, Wrenn House parking lot, corner of West Fisher and South Jackson, downtown Salisbury. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com
Kneeling Gardeners’ annual plant sale — 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday May 3: Trinity United Methodist Church, 406 East 1st St., Kannapolis. 704/933-1127 for details.
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.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Coming May 1 and May 9: Two receptions in collaboration with Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, significant historical and contemporary “outsider” art. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, http://faithart.org/
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger; also on exhibit Betty Sedberry. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring new paintings by Cara Reische and Mark Stephenson, also encaustics by Karen Frazer. 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 April 26: Kenneth Koskela exhibit. 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
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden • April 26-May 17: Rotating exhibit “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” Rowan-Salisbury High School. 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

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 — • Only 4 tickets left for “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” July 20 Broadway show trip. Bus departs 3:30 p.m. Orchestra seating. Open to anyone that would like to go • 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.

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, Craft booths outside 10×10 – $30, 10×15 – $45, 10×20 – $75. Vendor application online at rowancountyfair.net or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.
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 visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Old Courthouse Theatre’s second annual 10 minute play writing contest — Submission deadline June 9: Theme “Thrift Shop.” Open call for original scripts from residents of North and South Carolina. Complete details/rules of entry at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704 788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.

20th annual Henderson guitar competition — Festival date June 21: Registration is open for guitarists competing at Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, Grayson Highlands State Park. Applications dueMay 1. See www.waynehenderson.org
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

2014 “Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Aug. 8 for exhibit at Waterworks beginning Sept. 17, opening reception Sept. 25. Portraits 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 cjoyce@trinitylivingcenter.net or bgarwood@aladc.net
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 6: Registration open to any 3-D artist, each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. Details at www.caldwellarts.com

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