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Enjoy summer reading fun, a gallery gallop, ghost walk and more

Kids Summer Reading Program at The Last Word Bookstore — For readers up to age 12. Bring in a list of ten books you’ve read and earn $5 in trade credit that never expires. Program runs through Aug. 15. Info at 704-245-6159 or Thelastwordsalisbury@gmail.com
First Friday Dowtown: Gallery Gallop — 5-8 p.m. Friday: See story on page 7. www.visitsalisburync.com/
Salisbury Ghost Walk Summer walking season — 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday: Walk around downtown to 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 boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-798-3102.
Night Train 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.
15th Circus Train puppet ministry — 7:30 p.m. Saturdays June 14-July 26: Central United Methodist Church’s annual puppet ministry with talking and singing animals, games, stories, free snow cones and hot dogs. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Library Park, 3rd Street in Spencer.
Piedmont Players Theatre’s annual meeting — 6 p.m. Monday, June 16: Short business meeting following pot luck dinner on the Norvell Theater stage. RSVP by Thursday, June 12 at 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com
Community safety fair — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 21: Salisbury Elks’ safety fair, 508 S. Main St., to make safety materials and instruction available to residents. Represented: Salisbury Police Dept., Salisbury Fire Dept., EMS, the Fire Dept.’s Safety House and Sparky the Dog. Giveaways and refreshments.
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.
Concord Library events — • Children’s, teen and adult summer reading programs begin June 16, 704-920- for more information. • Like building computer models? Tuesday, June 17 at 3 p.m., build anything you can imagine with Minecraft, for ages 13-17. 704-920-2053 • League of Extraordinary Legos, June 17 at 4:30 p.m., for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Book+ for Teens, June 19 at 2 p.m. Register at 704-920-2053 • Fizz, Boom, Read: Water Science Fun , Thursday, June 19 at 3 p.m., for ages 5-12. 704-920-2058. • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library 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,” 130 N. Tryon St.. Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Salisbury Swing Band to open for Pops at the Post — 5-7 p.m.Saturday, June 7: See Briefs, page 2D.
10th annual Pops at the Post concert by Salisbury Symphony — 8 p.m.-ish, Saturday, June 7: See Briefs, page 2D. www.facebook.com/PopsatthePost
An evening of music and education related to ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ — 5-6:30 p.m.?Sunday, June 8: See Briefs, page 2D. www.faithart.org
Free concert by CFS — 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13: See Briefs, page 2D. www.folksociety.org
Ticketed concert by CFS — 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Traditional Irish Music Legend Andy IrvineSee Briefs, page 2D.
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, www.concorddowntown.com
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 kayy2000@gmail.com
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 www.blumenthalarts.org • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

108th annual Nazareth Children’s Home — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday June 7: See story on page 6. www.nazarethfunfest.org/
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.
Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival — 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, June 21: See Briefs, page 3D. www.waynehenderson.org
Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion — July 1-5: 44th annual Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion at Denton Farmpark hosts , tractor rides 9 a.m. Friday, June 30, call 336-859-2755 or www.farmpark.com, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, 17 miles from Lexington.

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 leestreet.org/tickets or 704-310-5507.
PPT’s youth production of ‘High School Musical’ — Monday, June 30: Meroney box office opens, show dates July 10-19. Adults $12, students/seniors $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. Tickets also available at Piedmontplayers.com
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 www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday June 10: Show and Share, final meeting of the summer. Light refreshments, free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org/
‘Over There, Over Here,’ Rowan Museum remembers World War I — To the memory of those who fought in The Great War. Some artifacts 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 rowanmuseum@fibrant.com
Gold panning at Reed Gold Mine — through October 31, weather permitting. Tickets are $3 per pan. 704-721-4653.

Flapjack fundraiser — for New Hope AME Zion Church, 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, at Applebee’s, 205 Faith Road. Proceeds go toward installation of a handicap accessible ramp and paved parking lot at New Hope. Tickets are $7 at the door or (704-267-5832.
Dancing Phalangies host kickball game for charity — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday : 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. dancingphalangies.org or www.kick-it.org/games/2014/06/phalangies-vs-cancer
CAV Bike Show — 8 a.m. Saturday: 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 aircavsoldat@aol.com
‘An All White Affair’ — 7-11 p.m. Saturday: 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.
Ninth annual Nashville On The Lake — 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Featuring The Country Music Legends Band. Bring a chair, join Darrell Connor, Jack Kee, G.W. Saunders, Larry Tucker, Fred Carpenter, Lynn Owsley, Megan Stoner, Ricky Traywick. Boy Scouts from St. Matthews Lutheran Church selling food. 3.5 miles past Dan Nicholas Park , turn left on Clark Road: 2585 Clark Road, 704-637-6261 or see The Country Music Legends Band on Facebook

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, www.blumenthalarts.org
Jerry Seinfeld coming to Ovens — 7 p.m. July 25: America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd.
‘Monty Python Live (mostly)’ — 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20: Broadcast LIVE from London’s famed O2 Arena; John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin reunite on stage for the first time in over three decades. Shown live at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road, tickets available at theater box office and www.FathomEvents.com

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • Monday: NTN trivia night. Free pool • 10:30 p.m. Friday June 6: laser light show with deejay Doublebass in the loft , $5 cover • 10:30 p.m. Saturday June 7: Deejay Cintron in the loft, $5 cover. 704-639-0694.
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with Bluegrass Gospel, Roger Daniels and Friends of Harmony. 704-278-4070.
A night at JC Price Post with DJAaronS — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday: Bringing you the best of the old and the new, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $5 all night, dress code enforced, security, adults only.
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. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m. Saturday: Scarred and Lisa Webb • 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, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Wayward Reason, $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, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
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. after Friday’s GalleryCrawl: The Low Counts • 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10: Kern Richards, followed by the Damn Quails • Monday: kids night • Tuesday: bike night • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
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. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6: Eric Solomon Spanish Wine Tasting presented by Andrew Leach of Freedom Beverage. $5/person. Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, 704-636-5151. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Father’s Day at Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — June 13-15: Father’s Day at at NC’s 100th winery features a free wine tasting for Dad (with a purchase of a wine tasting). Tasting room 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 www.caublecreekvineyard.com for upcoming events.

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 — • 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, info@chrismons.com
Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Using tools provided, students are guided through the spoon carving process. 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 stephensmartin@msn.com 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, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance@carolina.rr.com
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 mariettafsmith@gmail.com
PPT summer theatre camps— June thru August, elementary through high school students, also K-2nd grade. Camps begin June 16. Complete list and information on instructors at www.PiedmontPlayers.com Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.
‘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 18, 25 July 9, 16, 23, 30. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.com
Saturday kid’s classes at at Pottery 101 — No previous experience required. Ages 6-14, $35 • 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, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.com
Beginning and intermediate wheel class — Starts June 5 at Pottery 101. 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, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.com
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 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 14 and 28: 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. 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 art.notions@yahoo.com 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@ gmail.com
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, www.pattlegg.net
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.

An evening of music and education related to Driving Miss Daisy — 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 8. See Briefs, page 2D.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • Bingo. • 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.

Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free, at City Park, corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets. By Salisbury Parks and Rec. • June 13: Despicable Me 2 (PG) • June 27: The Wizard of Oz (G) • July 11: Monsters U (G) • July 25: Free Birds (PG) • Aug. 8: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) • Aug. 22: Planes (PG) • September 5: The Lego Movie (PG) • www.salisburync.gov/Departments/ParksandRecreation/Pages/Movies-in-the-Park.aspx
Rowan Public Library — Two Rowan County library locations. Free popcorn, lemonade, movies, air conditioning
•• Movies on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., RPL headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.: June 17: The Lorax (PG) • June 24: City of Bones (PG13) • July 01: The Time Traveler’s Wife (PG13) • July 08: 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. 05: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow (PG) • Aug. 12: The Andromeda Strain (G)
•• Movies on Wednesdays at 2 p.m., South Rowan Regional (China Grove):
July 02: The Lorax (PG) • July 09: 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) • www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or headquarters 704-216-8256 or South Rowan Regional, 704-216-7730 or East Branch, 704-216-7840.

Renaissance Festival open auditions — 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 14 and 21: Combination outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and feast. Roles for amateur and professional street performers, role players, musicians, variety acts. Also openings within The Royal Dance Ensemble, The Alleyn Apprentice Players. Held at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Festival dates weekends Oct. 4-Nov. 23. Info at 704-896-5555 or vreanie@renfestinfo.com or RenFestInfo.com

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, http://faithart.org/
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, www.fineframegallery.com
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, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Tł: Textiles, Text, & Texture: Summer exhibition features NC artists Peg Gignoux,Leslie Pearson. Through Sept. 6 • 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, www.waterworks.org

Salisbury Symphony Garden Tour — Saturday, June 21, 10-4 p.m. and Sunday, June 22, 12-4 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 tour days. Rowan County Convention Visitors Bureau, phone 704-638-3100, www.salisburysymphony.org

YMCA sponsored trips — • 11 a.m. June 17: Queens Landing, lunch included, $29.50 • • 11 a.m. July 9: Carolina Lily, includes Lunch-in-a-Pot plus shopping, $28 • Porgy and Bess, July 20, two seats left • Contact Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org • 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 www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
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 www.AsheboroFallFestival.com 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 http://www.faithnc.com/ For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Performers.

Deadline Monday for 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 www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704 788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.

Singers needed for USO tibute — Choir/singer rehearsals begin 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, show dates in August. No audition required. Presented by Lee Street Theatre and Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society. Rehearsals held at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Tuesdays. www.salisburyrowanchoir.com or Matthew Newton, 919-812-0742.
Singers needed for patriotic concerts — Piedmont Choral Society recruiting for 11th annual patriotic/benefit concerts June 19-22. 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. Contact Kay Yates at 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com
19th annual Juneteenth festival — Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Call Connie Campbell 704-957-8125 or Jill Burch 704-267-2567
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. www.themontgomerystore.com

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 faithartpd@bellsouth.net or faithart.org for overview.

Call for 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, gkeith@windstream.net or www.farmpark.com or Facebook.

Arts Night Out — Call for artists for Arts Night Out, a Friday Night Out series event in Downtown Salisbury June 20. Feature and sell your works during Arts Night Out on Easy Street, on street by Waterworks Visual Arts Center, on East Fisher Street. Also looking for live art demonstrations, acoustic musicians, drum circles. Contact Mollie Ruf by June 13 at mollie@visitsalisburync.com 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. Trinity Living Center 704-637-3940 or email cjoyce@trinitylivingcenter.net or bgarwood@aladc.net
The Chicken Art Show needs artists — Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro announces a call for artists’ chicken art or their chicken’s art. Deadline to submit: June 20; $5 fee per entry; cash prizes awarded. Show is set to open Aug. 5. See www.RandolphArtsGuild.com for complete details.
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: 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. Details at www.caldwellarts.com
Figure Skating Championships poster competition — Create and submit original works of art for the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January 2015 at Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Entries due Sept. 30, www.greenhillnc.org/ and click on Call For Artists.

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Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

Kannapolis

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

Education

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

Education

Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition

Coronavirus

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top

Local

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

News

Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session

Education

Shoutouts

Business

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization

Nation/World

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Nation/World

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Nation/World

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

Nation/World

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Crime

Blotter: April 14

Elections

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Crime

Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title

Elections

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant

Kannapolis

Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles

Local

City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs