Family-friendly festivals take place this weekend in Salisbury and Kannapolis

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 29, 2014

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. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or
Traywick to sing at second annual HillTop Community Carnival — 4-7 p.m., Saturday,: 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 annual Nazareth Children’s Home — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday June 7: Breakfast available 7 a.m., followed by live entertainment with Legends Revue, magician, crafts, 50/50, children’s area, drawing for 2014 Honda Civic LX , great food, fire truck display, big car show with awards. Crescent Road, Rockwell,
19th annual Juneteenth festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Free day of family fun, food and merchandise vendors on site. Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Proceeds go to the annual back to school event sponsored by Vashti Chapter #122 and King Ahauserus #127.
Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion — July 1-5: 44th annual Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion at Denton Farmpark hosts (see email 5/17 for pics) Tractor rides 9 a.m. Friday, June 30, call 336-859-2755 or, Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, 17 miles from Lexington.

Salisbury Swing Band to open for Pops at the Post — 5-7 p.m.Saturday, June 7: Salisbury Swing Band again appears prior to annual Pops At The Post concert, in the old First Bank parking lot across from Salisbury Post loading dock. The Salisbury Swing Band is under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, featuring vocalist Laura Millspaugh.
10th annual Pops at the Post concert by Salisbury Symphony — 8 p.m., Saturday, June 7, Salisbury Post loading dock, S. Church St. Sports theme this year with guest performers David Jackson, voice of Appalachian Mountaineers and Mick Mixon, play-by-play announcer for Carolina Panthers. (rain venue: Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College),,
Concord’s Union Street Live summer series — 6-9 p.m. third Thursdays May through August: Downtown Concord on Means Ave. next to Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse, 65 Union St. S • June 19: Jim Quick & Coastline • July 17: The Fantastic Shakers  • Aug. 21: Lakeside Drive Band • Sep. 18: The Tams (rescheduled from May 15)  • 704-784-4208,
Piedmont Choral Society’s 11th annual patriotic benefit concert — The Purple Heart benefit concert will be Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC. Repeated on Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 22 at 3 p.m.. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a Congressionally chartered charity composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal. Info at 704-699-6053 or
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 ,
Peabo Bryson and Melba Moore in W-S — 8 p.m. June 7: at Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets $39.50-59.50. Show info and no-fee tickets at
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — The Belk Theater/Booth Playhouse/Stage Door Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. • The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square • Duke Energy Theater at 345 North College St. • Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts at 430 South Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

PPT’s youth production ‘High School Musical’ — July 10-19. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or Meroney box office opens June 30, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471.
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — • 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Two performances only of the inaugural Visiting Artists Series, “The Great American Songbook” featuring Triad Harmony Express, Downtown Sound and Easy Livin.’ $25 adults, $20 seniors , $15 students. Reservations suggested • June 19-29: “Broadway Show Stoppers” • 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket info at or 336-575-4446 or email
St. Thomas Players present ‘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,

D-Day Remembrance event at Price of Freedem Museum — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday: See Briefs, page 2D.
‘Over There, Over Here,’ Rowan remembers World War I — Rowan Museum begins the centennial celebration to the memory of those who fought and suffered through The Great War. Some artifacts in the exhibit are from the museum’s collections, some on loan from private citizens in the community. Rowan Museum, 202 North Main St., open 1-4 p.m.Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email
Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m.,Monday, June 2: Jenny Jones, Tod Haley and Brad Brothers on the history of Brothers Tire Sales. A. L. Brown High School social room, park East of Trinity Church and follow signs to KHA.
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday June 10: Show and Share. Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q and A. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, or
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.
Historic Latta Plantation’s annual Civil War reenactment — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 31-June 1: see Briefs, page 3D.
Events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War across NC — Details at 919-807-7389,

Salisbury Ghost Walk Summer walking season — 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday May 30, June 6 and 13: 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. 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.
Night Train Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 7: 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.
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.
Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 12:15 p.m. June 25: Lunch and Learn with James Hardin, M.D. on the newest procedures in cataracts, other eye care issues. Free, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Community safety fair — 11 a.m.-1 pm. Saturday, June 21: Safety fair at the Salisbury Elks lodge, 508 S. Main St. See representatives and equipment from the Salisbury Police Dept., Salisbury Fire Dept. and EMS, plus the Safety House and Sparky the Dog. Giveaways and refreshments provided by the Elks.
Uptown Lexington Summer Strolls begin — 7-9 p.m. on Friday: See details, page 2D.
Concord Library events — • Like building computer models? Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m., build models with Minecraft, for ages 13-17. 704-920-2053 • DIBS-Concord Book Discussion June 3 at 6 p.m., register at 704-920-2053 • 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 Competition • July 19 Atomic Dogg Magazine Super Bully Show Dog Show • Aug. 2-3 Max Fast Flyball Dogs Show • Aug. 7-10 Greater Monroe Kennel Club Agility Trials Dog Show • Aug 22-23 Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo.
MythBusters coming to Belk Theater — Nov. 24: Live stage show “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,”at The Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.. Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or

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,,
Colin & Brad: The Two Man Group — June 13: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are masters of improvisational comedy from “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Prices start at $29.50. Knight Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 704-372-1000,
Jerry Seinfeld coming to Ovens — 7 p.m. July 25: America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets at or 800-745-3000. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd.

Dancing Phalangies host kickball game for charity — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday June 7: Part of the Jeff Gordon’s Kick-it for Cancer campaign, held at Dan Nicholas Park, free to play. Proceeds go to Levine’s Children’s Hospital, Charlotte. or
An All White Affair — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 7: All proceeds go toward The Home Missions of St John. Good food, good fun, good fellowship; wear your white of choice. Tickets $10 per person. Held at Clemmons Civic Center, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. Call 704-642-4788 for tickets.
CAV Bike Show — 8 a.m. Saturday, June 7: Antique motorcycle show at the American Legion Park in Faith. Trophies presented at 3 p.m. to motorcycles chosen as “favorites” by spectators, riders. Any classic, antique or vintage motorcycle may show for free, but $5 entry fee to compete for trophies. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Venture Crew 240. Information: Tom Duncan

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass live with Nancy Peacock and the Chigger Hill Ramblers. 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.
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: Live music with Risen Warrior and Ancient Soul • 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. — 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Live music with Tony Bailey Band, $5 cover • 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. — • 10 p.m. Friday: Live music with Husky Burnette • Monday: Kids’ night • Tuesday: Bike night • 704-633-3750,
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Marchtha, 704-236-0344.

Salisbury Wine Shop tastings, plus event — • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30: Hedges Family Estate of Washington Wine Tasting presented by Josh Lavis of Country Vintner. $5/person • 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1: Tapas wine dinner at Salisbury Wine Shop with Hunter Vogel, owner/founder of Treasure Hunter Wines of California. Six wines from Treasure Hunter paired with tapas prepared by Kabob’s! Mobile Food Service. $40/person ($35/person Wine Club members). 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — Tasting room at NC’s 100th winery 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.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill.
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., June 2, 16, 30 • 6-8 p.m. June 5, 19 • 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, June 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beginner • Thursday, June 5 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Intermediate 1 • Friday, June 6, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginner • Friday, June 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 2 • Friday, June 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced 1 • Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Beginner • Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Intermediate 1 • Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Advanced 2 • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 30: Couples night at Green Goat Gallery in Spencer, paint in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. $25 per person, canvases available for sale, bring your own beverage, we provide snacks, have dinner before or after at Pinocchio’s Restaurant next door. No artistic experience needed, all supplies furnished. Reservations: Carol 704-636-0633, Patt 704-762-9647.
Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays Aug. 23 or 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 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.
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
‘Let’s Get Messy’ — 7-9 p.m., A one evening pottery class at Pottery 101 that offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Fun night out for ages 14-adult. $35. Available dates: June 4, 18, 25 July 9, 16, 23, 30. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Saturdays for kids at Pottery 101 — Each week students make a pottery piece related to a central theme. No previous experience required. Ages 6-14, $35 • May 31: Plant Name Stakes and Herb Pot • June 7: When Pigs Fly • June 21: Starfish and Sea Birds • July 12: Monster Mouth Tissue Holder • July 19: Hanging Tree and Garden Critters. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Beginning and intermediate wheel class — Starts June 5 at Pottery 101. Designed for beginners and those with some experience working with clay • Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. June 5-July 31 (except week of July 4). $200 plus $10 lab fee. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
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.
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 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853.
Beginning and intermediate weaving lessons — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@
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.
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.

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., Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
Renaissance Festival to hold open auditions — 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 14 and 21: See Briefs, page 3D.

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.
Salisbury Symphony Garden Tour — The Salisbury Symphony Guild is hosting “Symphony of Gardens” Saturday, June 21, 10-4pm and Sunday, June 22, 12-4pm, rain or shine!in Salisbury, NC. stroll through beautiful gardens in our historic area while gathering ideas to carry home so you can beautify your own. Tickets $15 in advance – $20 tour days. Purchase/reserve!at Rowan County Convention Visitors Bureau, phone 704-638-3100, toll!free 800-332-2343 or online!

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “Outside the Lines,” significant historical and contemporary “outsider” art, through June 12. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church,
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Special salute to veterans with window display featuring prints saluting our military in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam; special prices for veterans • On exhibit: Connie Loflin Peninger, 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. — Through June 28: The Campagna Society of Artists presents Spring exhibition“Colore Naturale;” 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,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Tł: Textiles, Text, & Texture: See Briefs, page 2D • Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden. Through April 1, 2015 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,

YMCA sponsored trips — • 11 a.m. July 9: Carolina Lily, includes Lunch-in-a-Pot plus shopping, $28 • 11 a.m. June 17: Queens Landing, lunch included, $29.50 • Porgy and Bess, July 20, two seats left • Contact Louise Klaver, Active Older Adult Director, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

19th annual Juneteenth festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. 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 reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit
Asheboro Fall Festival applications — 42nd Fall Festival, October 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications available at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or or 336-629-0399. Booth fee $25 up to early registration deadline of June 30.

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.” 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.

Singers needed — Piedmont Choral Society recruiting for 11th annual patriotic/benefit concert June 19. Rehearsals Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. No audition, no charge, no prior choral experience required. This year’s chosen non-profit: Military Order of the Purple Heart, all proceeds from this concert will be donated. Concert will be repeated June 20, 22. Contact Kay Yates at 704-699-6053 or
Singers needed for ‘Until They All Come Home: A Tribute to the USO’ — Choir/singer rehearsals begin 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. See Briefs, page 2D.
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
Faith Idol competition — Faith Idol competition age categories: 12 and under, 13-18 (junior), 19 and up (adult). Held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration. Registration fee $10. Call Sylvia or Pam at 704-279-2256 for information or to enter. Deadline June 21.
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.
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.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Audience seating first-come-first-served. Due to great interest, performers are selected by lottery. E-mail or see

Call for visual or performance art teachers —One visual and one performing art teacher plus counselors for Wake Up Leonardo! camp at Center for Faith & the Arts July 21-25. Teachers will earn a stipend. Camp is for rising first grade-rising eighth grade. Contact program director Susanna Hollingsworth 704-647-0999, email or for overview.

2014 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant contestants — July 1 pageant in Denton part of Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion. The 2014 Queen will reign over the 44th Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion and be its representative at NC festivals, parades, pageants. Winner receives $2000 educational scholarship plus gifts and prizes. Application deadline June 15 at 1-800-458-2755, or or Facebook.

Arts Night Out — Call for artists for Arts Night Out, a Friday Night Out series event in Downtown Salisbury on June 20, 5 to 9 p.m. Opportunity to feature and sell your works during Arts Night Out on Easy Street (Liberty and N. Main Streets), on street by Waterworks Visual Arts Center, and on East Fisher Street. We are also looking for live art demonstrations, acoustic musicians, and drum circles. Interested? Contact Project Coordinator, Mollie Ruf, by June 13 at or 704-637-7814.
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
The Chicken Art Show needs artists — Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) in Asheboro announces a call for artists’ chicken art or their chicken’s art. Deadline to submit: June 20; $5 fee per entry. Show is set to open Aug. 5. See for complete details.
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: Lenoir’s annual event features sculptural artwork competing for $10,000+ in cash. Registration open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event. Cost to register the day of is $80; significant discounts available for early registration. Details at