Roundabout — What’s Happening May 1-7

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mipso and Mandolin Orange at Lee Steet tonight — 7:30 p.m., Friday: Double headline show, general admission $20. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba College — 7 p.m. Friday: Contemporary Christian music band Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba’s Goodman gymnasium. Opening acts City Harbor and About A Mile. $16 general admission, $25 for floor seating. 704-637-4474.

‘A Musical Celebration of Our Beautiful Planet’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday: “Earth Songs,” free concert by Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, at First United Church of Christ, 207 W Horah St.,

Spring choral finale — 5:30 p.m. Sunday: “Our Song,” Catawba Singers and the Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, free, open to the public. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.

The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8: “Made in America,” final concert of the spring semester, 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 pops concert — 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 age 8 and younger. Three of Holst’s Planets, music from E.T., Star Wars, Star Trek, more. 704-637-4314,

The 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 St. N., Concord. Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart along with American and modern day musicians. Reception will follows each concert. Joe Judge directs, Carol Cone accompanies. 704-699-6053 or

The Concert Choir presents ‘Bach and the Boys!’— 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16: 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. At 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 concert. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets $39.50-59.50. Show info and no-fee tickets at

Catawba performs ‘Dancin’ for Dimes in the Dust’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4: Catawba Dance Program’s one-act spring concert evokes the 1930s Great Depression. Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center, free, open to the public.

Lee Street Theatre’s 10-Minute Play Festival — 7:30 p.m. May 8-10 and 15-17: 6th Annual event, theme: “Office Hours.” $15. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

Charlotte Squawks’ Tenth Edition — June 6-29: A musical parody that has become a Charlotte tradition. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: 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,

Concord Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: Professional entertainment, young performers participating in the Spring ALIVE! Youth Talent Showcase, street performers entertaining along Union Street. or 704-784-4208.

Mocksville’s Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 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.

Paws for Celebration — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday: Paws for Celebration & Pet Blessings with music, food, pet adoptions, bouncy house, K-9 search and rescue demonstrations. Memorial UMC, 1100 W. C St., Kannapolis. memorialunited 704-932-6711.

18th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday: Free cultural event for families, with food, artisans, crafters and merchants. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road. 336-248-3960,

Historic Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 10: Artists, crafters, quilters, also gold panning, live music, silent auction, food, fun. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill,

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.

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. Free hot dog lunch. Held at Granite Lake Park. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection and Granite Quarry Board of Alderman. 500 N Salisbury Ave.

JC Price Post 107 Memorial Week ­— May 23-31: Dedicated to Officer Mark Hunter. Rides by TC Amusements run May29-31; events include bike raffles, memorial service, gospel singings, live entertainment in the Poist home, a dance and open house. On how to obtain a complete schedule call 704-636-2950.

Fiddler’s Grove Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival — May 23-25: 90th annual event with competition, performances, workshops, jamming. Ticket, lineup and camping info at or 704-682-1350. 1819 W. Memorial Hwy., Union Grove

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Tintypes’ — May 1-18: A grand pageant of pre-World War I America told in the exuberant words and music of the day. Rated G, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405,

Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — May 8-18: “Before Oklahoma,” musical revue that celebrates show tunes before “Oklahoma” era. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket info at or 336-575-4446 or email

PPT’s youth production ‘Nancy Drew: Girl Detective’ — May 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 11 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 5. Adults $10, seniors/students $10. 704-633-5471., Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.,

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13: NC/US Interstate Highway System by Walter Turner. Presented by Rowan History Club followed by Q and A. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 2

Reed Gold Mine 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: $12 per student, pre-registration required • Homeschool Cooking Workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20: for ages 10 and up plus one adult must accompany each student. $25 each student/adult pair. Pre-registration required • Homeschool Everything Bees Workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m May 27: Ages 7-12. $15 per student, pre-registration required. .5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Friday: Join “Boo” and the 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. hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recomended at or 704-798-3102. Walks are scheduled each weekend in May.

Salisbury Rowan Quilters’ Guild — May 2-3: “Sunny Days and Starry Nights” quilt show at First Baptist Church 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 featuring fresh North Carolina strawberries. $5, children 12 and under free. Info at

Second Time Around Band Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday: Older adults dance, live music, $6 each, Open to the public, bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Free Comic Book Day — Saturday: 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.

Star party hosted by Astronomical Society of Rowan — 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Held at Carolina Mall, Concord. In association with the National Astronomy Day Spring Event. Rain date May 17. Info: Ralph and Alice Deal 704-855-1591 or 704-857-2788.

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 • 12:15 p.m. May 28: Home Instead presents“Stepping Stones” plus covered dish lunch. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Haulers parade in downtown Concord — 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15: more than 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTM 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.

Rowan Rose Society annual Rose Show — Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18: Area rose growers are invited to enter roses between 6:30 and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Show will feature hundreds of roses of all kinds as well as rose arrangements. Held at West End Plaza (former Salisbury Mall). Information: Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.

Planetarium Laser Show ‘Laser Retro’ — 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17: A tribute to the great anthems of the 80s featuring the Police, Duran Duran, Icicle Works, Depeche Mode, plus astonishing laser art. Viewer Discretion advised, some songs may contain lyrics and images inappropriate for young children. Audience is invited to wear tasteful 80s Retro attire. $3 adults, $2 students 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle. 704-639-3004.

Book Launch of Rob Robertson’s ‘Icy Shadows’ — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 24: “Dr. Rob” the veteran educator, music performer, writer began his writing career after retirement from Rowan-Salisbury School System. Just the Thing & The Literary Bookpost, S. Main St.

Concord Library events — • 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, or Facebook • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Bluegrass Gospel festival — 1-4 p.m. Saturday: 5 ‘N a Tub, Strings of Victory, Troutman Church of God Bluegrass Gospel Band, The Southern Cloggers. Bring a lawn chair to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove. Hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks for sale. Proceeds benefit Mt. Moriah youth going on CHAOS Mission Trip. Rain location, fellowship hall.

Country Fun Jubilee — Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, May 17: Hotdogs and hamburgers for sale . Soft ball game, corn hole, goat pellet bingo, music, dish toss, cake walk. Proceeds go to community food and clothing closet. Held at Organ Church.

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. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, deejay, live bands, food vendors, silent auction, activities for kids. American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington, proceeds benefit ACH. 336-357-7126,

Warrior Golf Club’s 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’ — 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.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • Friday Night Bluegrass 6:30 p.m.: MJ & Friends. 704-278-4070.

Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m. Saturday: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday: Redemption, Curios and Of Mountains and Seas • 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 — 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: Side Tracked • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990,

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: Earth Day Jam band Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750,

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Run For The Roses wine tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing. Start your celebration of the Kentucky Derby with a selection of six wines from Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

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. $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,

PPT youth theatre ‘High School Musical’ audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Saturday, May 10: Preparing students to audition, only 20 spots available. $40, instructor Gwen Matthews. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Fridays: Painting for fun with Patt Legg and Carol Dunkley, $25/session; easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Bring your own canvas. Green Goat Gallery, Main Street in Spencer. Pinocchio’s Restaurant next door. Reservation required at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.

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.

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 3 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced II • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,

Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays May 24, Aug. 23, Oct. 18: 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 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,,

New session of senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 8-wk. sessions. Beginner or intermedate. $35 + $5 workbook. Next session begins May 12. Call Bob at 704-433-1461 or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at

Music Relaxation — 7-8 p.m. Mondays: Music relaxation classes by Dean Quick Music Therapy Services at Artmesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St. Free introductory class begins with brief introduction, followed by relaxation experience, ending with Q&A. Reservations required at 704-798-3203, maximum class size 12. Dean Quick is a board certified music therapist in private practice living in Salisbury.

Monotype Printmaking Workshop at Waterworks — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 17: Approach monoprinting in a fun, unique way.  No experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. $50 (members $40). Register at or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.

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

Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 3 and 17: 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, $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, 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, pay as you go. Tuesday classes 1-3 p.m., Wednesday classes 6-8 p.m. at the artist’s bungalow studio. Class size limited to 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: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

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.

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.

Kneeling Gardeners’ annual plant sale — 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday: 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.

Film tonight at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 6 to 9 p.m. at Center for Faith & the Arts: free screening of documentary on Outsider Artist Willi in conjunction with upcoming Outsider Art exhibit. Tim Miller of Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery to speak, additional works on paper by Wiili Armstrong available this night only. 207 W. Harrison St.,

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. — “Celebration of Spring,” new paintings by Phyllis Steimel and Mark Brincefield.Frazer. 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. — May 1-June 28: The Campagna Society of Artists presents Spring exhibition“Colore Naturale;” opening artist’s reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday. Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,

Reception tonight at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • 5 p.m.: Reception for Rowan-Salisbury High School Exhibition, part of the rotating exhibit “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” • Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden 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,

Historic Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — Saturday, May 10: Local artists, crafters, village shops, live music, food. Vendor applications at Event at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill.

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 at or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.

JC Price annual Memorial Week celebration — May 23-31: Single $175; double $300; shelter $300 for 11 days. Contact Comrade Abe Daniels 704-640-1893. Held at JC Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Wilkesboro 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

Directors may apply at LST — May 19 deadline for would-be directors to submit a play they would like to direct. Must arrive before May 19 by email at subject line: ‘One-Act Festival’; or by mail to Lee Street theatre, ‘One Act Festival’, 329 N. Lee St., Salisbury NC 28144. Complete information at or 704-310-5507.

Old Courthouse Theatre’s 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 or 704 788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.

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 or

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

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.