Choral Society’s patriotic concert series benefits veterans’ charity

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014

Piedmont Choral Society’s 11th annual patriotic benefit concert series — 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N, Concord • 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St., Kannapolis • 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Drive SE, Concord • All proceeds from The Purple Heart benefit concerts 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
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 with special guests from Nashville, Lynn Owsley, Megan Stoner, Ricky Traywick. Boy Scouts from St. Matthews Lutheran Church selling food. Take Bringle Ferry Road, approx. 3.5 miles past Dan Nicholas Park, turn left on Clark Road, first drive on the right. 2585 Clark Road, 704-637-6261 or The Country Music Legends Band on Facebook
Union Street Live! Jim Quick & Coastline — 6-9 p.m.?Thursday, June 19: Free concert on Means Avenue next to the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Bring your lawn chair. 704-784-4208,
Free concert by CFS — 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13: Charlotte Folk Society Gathering free concert featuring Members’ Showcase. Free, donations appreciated. Doors open 7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte,
Ticketed concert by CFS — 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Traditional Irish music legend Andy Irvine, Jim Rivers Fellowship Hall, Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte,Tickets$20 at or 704-563-7080
Air Supply coming to W-S — Saturday, Oct. 25: A night of ‘80s soft rock hits, Reynolds Auditorium, Winston-Salem. No-fee tickets at https://reynoldsauditorium. com/AIR_SUPPLY.html
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,,

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.
‘Showstoppers’ by Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — June 19 preview; June 20 opening night; June 21-22 and 26-29 additional performances. Final production of the season, Broadway favorites from dozens of musicals. Evening performances 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2 p.m. • 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket and schedule info at or 336-575-4446.
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.
PPT’s youth production ‘High School Musical’ — Show dates July 10-19. Adults $12, students/seniors $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. Tickets also available at

‘Over There, Over Here,’ Rowan remembers World War I — Rowan Museum’s centennial celebration 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 N. Main St., open 1-4 p.m.Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email
Gold panning at Reed Gold Mine — Tickets $3 per pan. Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653,

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Friday the 13th: “Prime time” for ghost hunting on the last Friday 13th of the year. Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury 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 or 704-798-3102.
Astronomical Society of Rowan County anniversary — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28: Club members hosting a cookout to celebrate 33 years, held at 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Stargazing, weather permitting. Anyone interested should bring their telescope and binoculars. Ralph Deal at 704-855-1591 or Alice Deal at 704-857-2788.
PPT set construction — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday June 21: (lunch provided), also Sundy, June 22, 1-5 p.m. No experience required, come for an hour, come for the day. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633 5471.
Annual Circus Train puppet show — Saturdays through July, Library Park, Third St., Spencer. 7 p.m. free hot dogs, 7:30 p.m. show begins. Sponsored by Central UMC. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free snow cones. 704-636-4101.
Elks’ 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.
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 June 1- Aug. 15. More info at 704-245-6159 or
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.
Next Downtown Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 20: Arts Night Out, downtown Salisbury.
Next Uptown Lexington Summer Stroll — 7-9 p.m. June 27. 336-249-0383,, Facebook
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, or Facebook • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • 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.

Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson • June 13: Despicable Me 2 • June 27: The Wizard of Oz • July 11: Monsters U • July 25: Free Birds • August 8: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 • August 22: Planes: Fire and Rescue: September 5: The Lego Movie:
Summer movie series at Rowan Public Library — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Headquarters (Salisbury) • June 17: The Lorax • June 24: City of Bones • July 1: The Time Traveler’s Wife • July 8: Around the World in 80 Days • July 15: Zathura • July 22: Timeline • July 29: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs • Aug. 5: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow • Aug. 12: The Andromeda Strain (G) ••••••• 2 p.m. Wednesdays, South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 2: The Lorax • July 9: Around the World in 80 Days • July 16: Zathura • July 23: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs • July 30: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow • Info at or Headquarters, 704-216-8256; South Rowan Regional, 704-216-7730; East Branch, 704-216-7840.

Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival — 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, June 21: 20th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition with Vince Gill, Bill Kirchen, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, Snyder Family Band, Kazuhiro Inaba, Wayne Henderson and Friends. Twenty guitarists compete for a Henderson guitar; children’s activities. Rain or shine, Grayson Highlands State Park, U.S. 58, Mouth of Wilson, Va. Tickets, parking, info:
90th annual Singing on the Mountain — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 22: MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain, Linville, Singing lineup: George Hamilton IV, Michael Combs, The Cockman Family, The Hurleys, The Sneed Family, Rick Webb Family. All-day event is free with food vendors on site.
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 are 9 a.m. Friday, June 30, call 336-859-2755 or, Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, 17 miles from Lexington.

Tonight and tomorrow at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. today: Mother Earth Beer Tasting with Liz Wian of Mother Earth Brewing. Liz will pour six Mother Earth beers and discuss the uniqueness of this North Carolina brewery. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13: Patio Party Wine Tasting with Stephanie. Six wines sure to be hits at summer parties and cookouts. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Father’s Day at Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — June 13-15: Father’s Day at at NC’s 100th winery features free wine tasting for Dad (with 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. 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.

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • 10 p.m. Friday the 13th: Deejay Cintron in The Loft, $5 cover • 10 p.m. Saturday: The Black Glass band, $10 cover • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with Bluegrass sing with Tori, Katie and Elli Jones. 704-278-4070.
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: Teesha Cole and Sean Spillane • 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,
Danny Franklin plays live — • 7 p.m. June 25: Speakeasy Smokehouse and Taproom, 316 Brookdale St., Kannapolis. See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Sunset Renegades, show dedicated to one musicians’ daughter, who is no longer with us. $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.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — Second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 10 p.m. Friday the 13th: Be The Moon • 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.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte.Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 704-236-0344.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200,

Charlotte Squawks’ Tenth Edition — Through June 29: This musical parody has become a Charlotte tradition. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,
‘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
Jerry Seinfeld at Ovens — 7 p.m. July 25: America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets at or 800-745-3000. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd.

Free basic computer classes — Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes run for two hours. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862 to schedule an appointment time. Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8.
Sculpture class at Waterworks — Sept. 15-19: Self Portrait in Clay workshop led by Maria Michaelson. Create a 3-foot tall self sculpture, learn about slab building, coil building, how to make facial features. Work with oils, found and personal objects, pigments for finishing the fired work. Class limited to 12. Tuition $625, materials and kiln firing included. Register at or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
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.
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., June 16, 30 • 6-8 p.m. June 19 • Make six cards /$10, open to the public, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
PPT summer theatre camps — June-August: Elementary-high school students, also K-2 grade 2. Info at www.PiedmontPlayers. com Register at Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. or 704-633-5471.
‘Let’s Get Messy’ — A one evening pottery class at Pottery 101: try your hand at the potter’s wheel. For ages 14-adult. $35. Available dates: June 18, 25 July 9, 16, 23, 30. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Saturday kid’s classes at at Pottery 101 — Each week students make a pottery piece related to a central theme. 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, or email
Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays Aug. 23, Oct. 18: 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,,
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 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. 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@
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.

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 seeking to fill 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 or

Salisbury Symphony Guild’s Garden Tour — “Symphony of Gardens” June 21-22, rain or shine in Salisbury. $15 in advance, $20 tour days. Purchase/reserve at Rowan County Convention Visitors Bureau, 704-638-3100 or

Art party at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Hotdogs, kid-friendly art projects, the chance to register your child for “Wake Up Leonardo!” Rain or shine. Haven Lutheran Church, Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999,
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. — • New Tomorrows Exhibition through July 1; New Tomorrows is a program offered through Rowan Helping Ministries for their shelter guests. See story, page 7D • 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. 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,
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Need some relief from serious art? See “Comic Relief” through July 31. Free, 704-920-2787,
Iredell Museums presents ‘Treasures of the Collections’ — Exhibit featuring special pieces from the museums’ permanent collection including an original pen and ink drawing by Salvador Dali. 134 Court St., downtown Statesville,704-873-4734,

YMCA sponsored trips — • 11 a.m. July 9: Carolina Lily, includes Lunch-in-a-Pot plus shopping, $28 • Contact Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Fin-Feather-Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Hunting, fishing, campers, ATVs, golf carts, other merchandise. Inside air conditioned booths $300, outside booths $100. Mountain Man from Duck Dynasty appearing Saturday. Mud Bog on Friday. Call Randall Barger 704-640-2326 to enter or reserve a booth. Rowan County Fairgrounds.
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.
Market off Market Street event in Concord — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26. For vendor applications contact
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.
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

Singers needed for ‘Until They All Come Home: A Tribute to the USO’ — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays: Choir/singer rehearsals, show dates in August. No audition required. Rehearsals held at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Presented by Lee Street Theatre and Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society. or Matthew Newton, 919-812-0742.
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

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

Call for visual or performance art teachers —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 Susanna Hollingsworth 704-647-0999, email or 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, or or Facebook.

Deadline tomorrow for Arts Night Out entries — Friday Night Out series event in Downtown Salisbury June 20. Also looking for live art demonstrations, acoustic musicians, drum circles. 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; cash prizes awarded. 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 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