Community Calendar for May

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 28, 2014

May 1
National Day of Prayer

May 1, 5-6:30 p.m.
Opening reception for High School Student Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury.

May 2, 7 p.m.
Sidewalk Prophets, Catawba College Goodman Gymnasium.

May 2-3 and 5, 9 a.m.
Annual Rowan Public Library Book Sale, 201 W. Fisher St.,

May 2-3, 10 a.m.
Salisbury Rowan Quilters’ Guild’s “Sunny Days and Starry Nights” quilt show, First Baptist Church First Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St.

May 2-3
Lifeguarding review class (recertification), Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, Rockwell. Must have valid lifeguard certification. 704-279-1742,

May 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Last day for early voting, Rowan Public Library location, 201 W. Fisher St.

May 3, 8 a.m.-noon
Partners in Learning Special Needs mini-conference. Free, pre-register at 704-638-9020 or

May 3, 8:30 a.m.
Rowan County Master Gardeners annual plant sale, 2727 Old Concord Road.

May 3, 9 a.m.
Kneeling Gardeners’ annual plant sale,Trinity United Methodist Church, 406 East 1st St., Kannapolis.

May 3, 10 a.m.
Concord Spring into Arts Festival, professional entertainment, youth talent showcase, street performers. or 704-784-4208.

May 3, 10 a.m.
Mocksville’s Daniel Boone Family Festival, crafts, historical tours, Fort Dobbs reenactors, kids’ area, live music.

May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spring into Arts Festival, downtown Concord.

May 3, 10 a.m.
18th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival, food, artisans, crafters, merchants. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road.

May 3, 10 a.m.
Livingstone College graduation, Livingstone stadium.

May 3, 11 a.m.
Earth Day Jam: 16 bands on two stages and 50 vendor booths. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop,

May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Earth Songs, A Musical Celebration of Our Beautiful Planet by The Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, free, First UCC, 207 W Horah St.,

May 4, 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Free pre-diabetes testing, Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St., 704-633-0067.

May 4, 5, 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Catawba College host the Vernacular Concerts, Hedrick Little Theatre

May 5
Cinco de Mayo
May 6, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Primary election day

May 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Informal conversation with David Hagy, free for Salisbury Rowan Symphony Guild members and friends, 419 S. Ellis Street,.

May 8, 7 p.m.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents “Dance Suites and Other Delights,” free. Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road SW, Concord

May 8, 7:30 p.m.
PPT opening night “Nancy Drew,” join the cast for complimentary reception immediately following. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471,

May 9, 5 -9 p.m.
Spring Night Out, Downtown Salisbury,

May 9-10 and 15-17, 7:30 p.m.
PPT’s “Nancy Drew,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471,

May 10, 8 a.m.-noon
Bake sale fundraiser for fellowship hall renovations, plant sale fundraiser for West Rowan Bible Association. Gay’s Chapel UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road.

May 10, 9 a.m.
PPT’s “High School Musical” audition workshop. To sign up call 704-633-5471.

May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gold Rush Days, Gold Hill Village,

May 10, 10 a.m.-noon
Mother-daughter luncheon at Christian Outreach East, 2218 Statesville Blvd., speakers and entertainment. Free. Sign up at 704-310-0347.
May 10
Interactive Health Therapies offers free speech and hearing screenings ages 3-8. Call 704-762-9282 to schedule. Food and treats as well.

May 10, 11 a.m.
PAC Club, RPL , 201 W. Fisher St., about “Ramona” series for school-aged children. 704-216-8234,

May 10, 5-9 p.m.
Star Party hosted by Astronomical Society of Rowan, free. Carolina Mall, Concord. 704-855-1591 or 704-857-2788.

May 10, 7:30 p.m.
“Out Of This World” Pops Concert includes theme from “Star Wars.” Salisbury Symphony, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College,

May 11
Mother’s Day

?May 11-24
Rowan Museum closes for exhibit transition, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

May 11 and 17, 2:30 p.m.
Matinee for PPT’s “Nancy Drew,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471,

May 12
Summer Reading registration begins at all RPL locations for all ages. 704-216-8234,

?May 13, 7 p.m.
Rowan Museum History Club, “NC/US Interstate Highway System,” Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

May 14-18, 5:30 p.m.
Second annual May Fest, Rowan County Fairgrounds on Julian Road. Midway, fireworks, talent show, entertainment.

May 15, 6 p.m.
Haulers Parade in Downtown Concord, 40+ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers, followed by performance by The Tams.

May 16-25
Race Week at Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 16, 4 p.m.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College graduation, Cabarrus Arena and Events Center.

May 16, 7 p.m. and 18 at 3 p.m.
Free Piedmont Choral Society concert of favorite selections from masterworks, Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Reception afterward. 704-699-605.

May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Bach and the Boys,” St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-202-0768.

May 17, 10 a.m.
Catawba College graduation, Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College.

May 17, 10:30 a.m.
Hood Theological Seminary graduation, seminary grounds.

May 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Let’s Get Connected Day, Granite Lake Park. Multicultural celebration. Music, dedication of peace pole. 500 N Salisbury Ave, Granite Quarry.

May 17
Armed Forces Day

May 17
Salisbury Academy Kidsbloom at Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N., 704-636-3002,, also Salisbury Academy 5K and Fun Run at Salisbury Community Park.

May 17, 10 a.m.
Printmaking workshops, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., for all skill levels. Call for pricing 704-636-1882,

May 17-18, 1-5 p.m.
Rowan Rose Society annual Rose Show; enter roses 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday. West End Plaza (former Salisbury Mall). Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.
May 17, 1 p.m.
Patriotic program and bestowal service, free, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC, Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library. Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411.

May 17, 5 and 7 p.m.
Planetarium Laser Show: “Laser Retro,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

May 17-25
Lifeguarding, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Must be 15 prior to first day of class. 704-279-1742,

May 19, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
“Find Your Stride” workshop, RPL South, China Grove. Led by David Freeze, registration required. 704-216-7734,

May 19-20, 4 and 5 p.m.
Youth auditions for “High School Musical,” PPT, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., by appointment only. 704-633-5471,

?May 21, 4 p.m.
Rowan Museum board of directors, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

May 23-31
Annual Memorial week celebration at JC Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, rides by TC Amusements.

May 23, 6 p.m.
Rowan County Early College graduation, Jesse Carson High School.

May 23, 7 p.m.
North Hills Christian School graduation, North Hills gym.
May 24 by appointment
Interactive Health Therapies offers free speech and hearing screenings ages 3-8. Call 704-762-9282 to schedule. Food and treats as well.

May 24, 7 a.m. check-In
Gold Hill bike ride starts 9 a.m., 50K-100K, Gold Hill Village,

?May 25, 1-4 p.m.
Rowan Museum “World War I Remembered” exhibit opening reception. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946,

May 25, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
“HELP” Challenge 5K run/walk & fun run, Warrior Golf Club, 890 Lake Wright Road, China Grove, proceeds go to Marco Kauffman family.

May 26
Memorial Day

May 27-30
Splash Week, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. 704-279-1742,

May 30, 6 p.m.
Opening reception for T3: Textiles, Text, Texture, informal gallery talks begin at 5 p.m., Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., free, 704-636-1882,

May 30-31, 6:30 p.m.
“Night on the Stage: A Piedmont Players Theatre Fundraiser” Very limited seating, ticket info 704-633-5471.

May 31, 11 a.m.
Rockwell Christian School graduation, Bethel Baptist Church.

May 31-June 1
Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 10th annual garden tour in Lexington’s historic area. 336-956-0400 or 336-250-3014.
To submit your community event for June, email the info to by May 21.