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D-Day Remembrance event at The Price of Freedom Museum in China Grove

CHINA GROVE — The Price of Freedom Museum, dedicated to the men and women of the United States armed services, will hold its annual D-Day Remembrance event this Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The museum will be open all day and there will be military vehicles, weapons and war-related memorabilia on display, as well as military demonstrations.
The Ride of Pride Truck, one of Freightliner’s rolling tributes to those who served, will be on display.
The grounds and displays open at 9 a.m., followed by a military ceremony 10 a.m. featuring Eva Millsaps singing the national anthem and the ROTC Color Guard raising the flag.
A VA mobile unit will be on site to assist veterans with signing up for services.
This is a joint event by the Price of Freedom Museum and the Piedmont Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
Details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ThePriceOfFreedomMuseum.
There will be a free gift for all veterans attending.
The Price of Freedom Museum is located at 2420 Weaver Road. Call 704-857-7474 for more information.
“Until They All Come Home: A Tribute to the USO,” hosted by local personality Kent Bernhardt, will be presented by Lee Street Theatre in collaboration with the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, in August.
This USO tribute show will feature songs by some of the biggest artists and hits from the 1940s to today.
No audition is required. Those interested in singing in the show should attend rehearsals Tuesday evenings beginning on June 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St.
For more information go to www.salisburyrowanchoir.com or call music director Matthew Newton, at 919-812-0742.
Tł: Textiles, Text & Texture is the name of the summer exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center that will run through Sept. 6.
Guests may meet and chat with North Carolina artists Peg Gignoux and Leslie Pearson at the opening reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Admission to Waterworks is free. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Kannapolis —Kannapolis History Associates host Jenny Jones, Tod Haley and Brad Brothers as they speak about Brothers Tire Sales and the history of this Iconic local business.
The meeting is Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in the A. L. Brown High School social room. For more information, contact Phil Goodman at 704-796-0803. Park East of Trinity Church and follow the signs to KHA.
The Salisbury Swing Band will once again appear prior to the annual Pops At The Post concert on Saturday, June 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The band will be set up in the old First Bank parking lot across from the Salisbury Post loading dock, where the Salisbury Symphony will perform at 8:00 PM. The Salisbury Swing Band is under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, and features vocalist Laura Millspaugh.

Piedmont Players Theatre announces the cast of its upcoming youth production of “High School Musical,” based on a Disney Channel Original Movie.
Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.
Performance dates are July 10-19 at the Meroney Theater. Tickets go on sale June 30.
— Meet the cast —
Troy Bolton: Christian Burleson
Gabriella Montez: Brooke Baldwin
Sharpay: Amery Barton
Ryan: Ryan Petty
Taylor McKessie: Hannah-Kathryn Wall
Martha Cox: Isabel Gonzalez
Kratnoff: William Clark
Chad Danforth: Austin Hayes
Zeke Baylor: Corbin Elliott
Jason: Hunter Baynes
Coach Bolton: Anthony Cataldo
Kelsie Neilson: Rachel Nuottila
James: Jacob Hammill
Susan: Tori Isenhour
Cathy: Kaylee Hawley
Allan: Joe Cornacchione
Cyndra: Chelsea Hatfield
Ms. Darbus: Payton Coleman
Mrs. Tenney: Madison Barrier
Ripper: Greg Jones
Mongo: Jayln McCombs
Jack Scott (“The Velvet Fog”): E.J. McGorda

CHEERLEADERS:
Abby Robinette
Korbynne Hill
Berkley Loeblein
Alexandra Sebastyn
Emily Absher
ENSEMBLE:
Jacob O’Neal
Alaina Newell
Zack Oster
Antonio Gosalves
Hannah-Claire Fuller
Kendall Garmon
Kylie Kluttz
Zoe Watson
Laura Crawley
Daijah Alexander
Bethany Stallings
Georgia Reichard
Director/choreographer is Gwen Matthews; music director is Aubrey Barton; stage manager is Dante Cataldo.
The Meroney Theater is located at 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
The Altrusa Summer Reading Festival will be held on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10390 Caldwell Road.
It will be a day of storytelling, story writing and art activity.
Each preschool and elementary child will be given an age-appropriate book as they leave the event.
Several invited children’s book authors will read from their own books and storyteller ObaKunle Akinlana from Atlanta will entertain with stories, accompanied by African musical instruments.
There will be free hot dogs and Cheerwine for children under 10, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club.
The Salisbury Altrusa Club, promoting literacy as its main project, hopes to distribute 500 books to preschool and elementary children at this family-oriented event.
This event is sponsored in partnership with Three Foundation, Patterson Farm, Rowan Public Library, First Bank and Woodleaf Lanes.

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Lexington — Uptown Lexington kicks off summer tomorrow with the first stroll of the year. There will be live music on the Square from 7 to 9 p.m. by Greg and the BBQ Band playing a mix of beach music, classic rock, blues and pop. There will also be a variety of activities and specials at local shops for the family.
At 9 p.m., the Aaron Burdett Band plays at High Rock Outfitters.
Stroll are also planned for June 27 and July 25, with a Cruise-In planned for Aug. 22. For more information about these events, visit www.uptownlexington.com or call 336- 249-0383.

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WINSTON-SALEM — Celebrate songs of love from the 60s and 70s with the Winston-Salem Symphony at a Plugged-In Pops! concert on Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets range from $15 to $62 and are available at 336-464-0145 or WSsymphony.org
Under the baton of guest conductor Jeffrey Reed with guest artists, The Rewinders, the Symphony will perform music that shaped a generation: hits from The Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Bread, The O’Jays, Chicago, Donna Summer, The Carpenters and more.

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CONCORD — The Carolina Renaissance Festival, a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and feast, will hold open auditions on Saturdays, June 14 and 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cannon School, located at 5801 Poplar Tent Road.
Available opportunities include roles for amateur and professional street performers, role players, musicians, and variety acts. In addition, the Renaissance Festival is also seeking to fill openings within the following performance troupes:
The Royal Dance Ensemble: presenting court dances in the tradition of renaissance nobility.
The Alleyn Apprentice Players: a children’s performance troupe presenting theater and song throughout the Festival’s village.
Prepared material, head shots, and resumes are appreciated but not required. Auditionees should be age 13 or older. Contact 704-896-5555 or email vreanie@renfestinfo.com to schedule an audition appointment.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for its 21st season on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 23, minutes north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at the junction of NC 73 and Poplar Tent Road. Audition information and more can be found online at RenFestInfo.com
CHARLOTTE — The Male a cappella group Straight No Chaser (SNC) will perform live at Ovens Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50 plus applicable service fees.
For more information, visit www.sncmusic.com, www.facebook.com/straightnochaser, www.twitter.com/sncmusic
huntersville — On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., travel back in time to 1864 and experience war in the trenches.
In addition to a main battle, visitors can see ongoing demonstrations throughout the weekend, walk through soldier camps, visit the historic home, and participate in an Afternoon Victorian Tea.
Admission is $8 fro adults, $7 seniors and students, ages 5 and under free.
The tentitive schedule of weekend events:
Saturday, May 31
10 a.m.; Grounds open and event Begins
11 a.m.: “Life in the Army” demonstration
11:30 a.m.: “Life in the Trenches” demonstration
Noon: Ladies Take Tea (afternoon Victorian tea) *First come first serve tickets will be avalible
Noon: “Civil War in the Trenches” talk
1 p.m.: “Story of a Southern Belle” talk
2 p.m.: BATTLE “To The Trenches!”
3:30 p.m.: “Life in the Army” demonstration
-”Life in the Trenches” demonstration
4 p.m.: End of event
5 p.m.: Historic Latta Plantation Closes to the Public
Sunday, June 1
Schedule is the same except for the 10:15 a.m. Civil War Battlefield church service demonstration
The Plantation will be open all day both days, but closed during the 2 p.m. battle.
Also: ongoing cooking demonstrations throughout the day, soldier camps open to public (except during the 2 p.m. battle), shops with Civil War era sutlers. Children may also meet all of the Latta Farm Animals.
Historic Latta Plantatin is located at 5225 Sample Road. Visit www.lattaplantation.org

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