Free bluegrass concert tonight at Rowan Public Library downtown

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wayne Henderson in Concert at Rowan Public Library — Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., Thursday, May 15: Finger-picking bluegrass musician Wayne Henderson, free, Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library Salisbury. Info at 704-216-8240. Part of the Cheerwine Music Hour concert series.

The Tams — Tonight, May 15: The Tams in concert at Union Street Live immediately after the final hauler exits downtown en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Piedmont Choral Society presents — 7 p.m. Friday May 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday May 18: free concerts of selections from Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart along with American and modern day musicians. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. 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: See Brief, page 2D.

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

‘We Will Rock You,’ the music of Queen — May 27-June 1: Hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton is set in a future age where an alliance of rebel Bohemians waits to bring the power of rock back to the people. Tickets $20-$84.50. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 704-372-1000 ,

Salisbury Symphony presents — 6:30 p.m., Saturday Dec. 21 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22: The Nutcracker with Piedmont Dance Theater, Keppelmore. 704-637-4314,

Lee Street theatre — • May 15-17: 6th Annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival, “Office Hours” Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

‘A Narcissistic Evening of Neurotic Behavior’ at Spoken Space Theater — 7:30 p.m. May 16: Jenny Lee Wright’s one-woman comedy show makes its premier performance in Salisbury. Tickets $10. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St.,

Charlotte Squawks’ tenth edition — June 6-29: Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

Colin & Brad: The Two Man Group — June 13: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Prices start at $29.50. Knight Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte,

Second annual Rowan County May Fest — May 14-18: See Brief, page 2D.

11th annual Cleveland Spring Festival —noon to 9 p.m., Saturday May 17: See Brief, page 2D.

Historic Bost Mills’second annual Heritage Day — Saturday, May 17: Handmade arts and crafts, modern day goods, food, kids’ activities, more. Free admission. 4701 Hwy 200, Concord. 704-782-1600, or email

Let’s Get Connected Day — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday May 17: See Brief, page 5D.

Riot In The Pasture — Sunday, May 18: See Brief, page 5D.

JC Price Post 107 Memorial Week celebration — May 23-31: Dedicated to the memory of Officer Mark Hunter. Rides on the midway by TC Ammusements, raffles, memorial services, Gospel sings, deejays and dances. 1433 Wilkesboro Road, details and schedule available at 704-636-2950.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., Saturday May 31: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants.

Ricky Traywick to sing at HillTop Community Carnival — 4-7 p.m., Saturday, May 31: Entertainment, food, games, concert starting at 7 p.m. featuring Ricky Traywick, older brother of Randy Travis. All free. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 South Main St.

108th Nazareth Children’s Home anniversary — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday June 7: Live entertainment, legends review, drawing for a new car, food, fire truck display, car show with awards, crafts, children’s area. Note: If you have ever lived at Nazareth Children’s Home you are an alumnus and are invited to meet with the Nazareth Family Group at the gazebo at 11 a.m.

19th annual Juneteenth festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Free day of family fun, food and merchandise vendors on site. Proceeds go to the annual back to school event sponsored by Vashti Chapter #122 and King Ahauserus #127.

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

Office Hours continues this weekend at Lee Street theatre — • May 15-17: See Brief page 2D.

PPT’s youth production ‘Nancy Drew: Girl Detective’ continues this weekend — May 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., May 17 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Through Sunday: “Before ‘Oklahoma’,” musical revue celebrates show tu nes before Oklahoma • 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket info at or 336-575-4446 or email

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Tintypes’ — May 16-18: 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,

OCT’s Living Room Reading Series presents ‘MawMaw’s House of Talent’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, May 25: What’s the most sure-fire formula for lunacy? Bring a big time Hollywood production to a small town, Free, rated rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405,

St. Thomas Players presents ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ — 7:30 p.m. June 19-21 and 26-28, 2:30 p.m. June 22: by Alfred Uhry, performed at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets at or 704-310-5507.

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ — June 20-29: From the story by C.S. Lewis. For tickets or information visit 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405.

Historical bicycle exhibit at Rockwell Museum — Through May: Salisbury resident Buddy Farnan’s “HighWheeler” collection of historic bicycles from 1864 through 1895 on display at the Rockwell Museum in celebration of National Bicycle Month, the largest private traveling collection of antique and unusual bicycles in the United States. 6-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays.

Gold panning at Reed Gold Mine — through October 31, weather permitting. Tickets are $3 per pan. Reed is open Tuesday through Saturday 9am – 5pm. For more information call 704-721-4653.

Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — • 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 require • Homeschool Everything Bees Workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m May 27: Ages 7-12 can learn about the world of honeybees, visit the Latta hives, make beeswax candles, play games. $15 per student, pre-registrationrequired. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

Two nights of Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday: Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations at or 704-798-3102.

Haulers parade tonight in Concord — 6 p.m. this evening: 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.

Rowan Rose Society annual Rose Show — Saturday-Sunday May 17-18: See Brief, page 2D.

Community health fair — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 17: Family-friendly event with free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, plus chair massages, unused and out-of-date-drug drop off. Hosted by Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove.

Planetarium Laser Show ‘Laser Retro’ — Shows at 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17: See Brief page 2D.

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.

Strawberry festival in Spencer — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 18:See Brief, page 5D.

Rob Robertson’s book signing — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 24: Launch of “Icy Shadows” with signing at Just the Thing & The Literary Bookpost, S. Main St.

Community safety fair — 11 a.m.-1 pm. June 21: The Salisbury Elks’ safety fair at 508 S. Main St., twith info, safety materials, instruction available to residents at one, representatives and equipment from Salisbury Police Dept., Salisbury Fire Dept., EMS, the Safety House, Sparky the Dog. Giveaways and refreshments.

Concord Library events — • Book+ for Teens, May 17 at 2 p.m. Registration requested at 704-920-2053 • League of Extraordinary Legos, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Music in May, a musical celebration, May 22 at 4 p.m. for ages 5-12. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • June 7 NAGA Grappling Competition • July 12 – 13 Concord Gun & Knife Show • July 12 ADCC Grappling Grappling Competition • July 19 Atomic Dogg Magazine Super Bully Show Dog Show.

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. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 108 4th St.,, 704 762 9359.

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. Organ Church, 1515 Organ Church Road.

6th annual ACH car, truck, motorcycle show — 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday: 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 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.

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

Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m. June 6 and July 12: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Acoustic hits of the last 50 years.

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. Saturday: Hip Hop Rap night with Jordan Copas, Prophet Kye, Big Boi Hurt • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. 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: Bonfire • 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.

TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 8 p.m. Friday May 16: Shagging deejay Dana Grubb. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 10 p.m. Friday: The Piedmont Boys • 9 p.m. Saturday: The Mt. Woodland Boys • Monday: kids night • Tuesday: bike night with deejay Fast Freddie, and at 9 p.m. Stevie Tombstone • 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, May 16: Rosé and red wines made of the same varietals. Presented by Andrew Leach of Freedom Beverage. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — Tasting room at NC’s 100th winery is 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, see for upcoming events.

‘Music in the Vineyards’ features Hoffman — Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday: Recording artist Marc Hoffman performs at Childress Vineyards’ “Music In the Vineyards” series. 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85.

Card making at the Y tonight — • 6-8 p.m. tonight • 1-3 p.m., May 19 • Make six cards /$10, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Fridays: Painting for fun, $25/session; canvases available for purchase; easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Green Goat Gallery, Main Street in Spencer. Pinocchio’s Restaurant next door. Reservation required 704-762-9647, 704-636-0633.

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

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,,

Weekly stress reduction music relaxation class — 7-8 p.m., beginning Monday, June 16: 8-week class by Dean Quick Music Therapy Services, held at Artmesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W Harrison St. Call for pricing/reservations 704-798-3203. Maximum class size is 12. 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: 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 704-431-8964 or

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.

Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17: 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. 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704-431-4527,

Painting with Patt — Ongoing adult oil painting classes, Tuesdays 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Call for info or to sign up. 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/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. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Free summer movie series at Rowan Public Library — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury) • June 17: The Lorax (PG) • June 24: City of Bones (PG13) • July 1: The Time Traveler’s Wife (PG13) • July 8: Around the World in 80 Days (PG) • July 15: Zathura (PG) • July 22: Timeline (PG13) • July 29: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) • Aug. 5: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow (PG • Aug. 12: The Andromeda Strain (G)

2 p.m. Wednesdays, South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 2: The Lorax (PG) • July 9: Around the World in 80 Days (PG) • July 16: Zathura (PG) • July 23: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) • July 30: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow (PG)

Daycares and camp groups welcome; call ahead for reservations. Free popcorn, lemonade. Info at

PPT youth: ‘High School Musical’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., May 19-20: 25 per time slot. Held at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 to sign up.

PPT’s ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4: Final show of the season, Pulitzer Prize winning story by Thomas Wolfe, performance dates July 24-Aug. 2. Part of summer swap: held at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,

Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m. May 19: Jane Henderson from Commonwealth Farms on organic flower gardening and arranging. Trinity UMC, 416 East First St., Kannapolis, 704-933-1127.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Significant historical and contemporary “outsider” art. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church,

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger, Betty Sedberry. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — 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. — Through June 28, the Campagna Society of Artists presents “Colore Naturale,” a Rail Walk Gallery Spring Exhibition. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Through Saturday: Rowan-Salisbury High School Exhibition • Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart. 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,

The Cabarrus Art Guild reception — 2-4 p.m., May 18: Annual judged art show features 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digital altered photography, fiber art. Guild Gallery on 11 Union St. (lower level), Concord.

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

19th annual Juneteenth festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park. Food or merchandise vendors, $60. Questions: Connie Campbell 704-957-8125 or Jill Burch 704-267-2567.

Jersey City Neighborhood 10th annual reunion — July 12: Held in memory of David Campbell. Free vendor space for info and merchandise. Call Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952, Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197.

Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury.Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit

Faith 4th of July Parade — Deadline for parade entry June 23. Form available at For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Performers.

Old Courthouse Theatre’s second annual 10 minute play writing contest — Submission deadline June 9: Theme “Thrift Shop,” details/rules at or 704 788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.

Faith Idol competition — See Brief page 2D. Registration $10. Call 704-279-2256 for information or to enter. Deadline June 21.

19th annual Juneteenth festival — Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. To sign up call Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952 or Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197.

Jersey City Neighborhood 10th annual reunion — July 12: Held in memory of David Campbell. Talent and entertainment applications accepted. Call Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952, Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197.

Deadline tomorrow for Gallery Gallop, a Downtown gallery crawl — 5-8 p.m. June 6: held during downtown Salisbury’s First Friday, opportunity for artists to feature/sell works in front of merchants. Also looking for live art demonstrations.Contact Mollie Ruf by May 16 at or 704-637-7814. Participants received after May 16 will be accepted but will not be included on promotion materials.

“Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Aug. 8. To participate call 704-637-3940 or email or