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Enjoy Arts Night Out in downtown Salisbury on Saturday

Celebrate the visual and performing arts during Arts Night Out on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Salisbury. Stroll on down to Easy Street (Liberty and N. Main Streets) to see and shop from an array of arts and craft vendors. Tap your foot to the rhythm of acoustic music and a drum circle on Easy Street. View the exhibits at many of our downtown galleries.
Fun for the whole family includes evening shopping and eating in the stores and restaurants and on-street food vendors. The Kids Zone area on E. Innes Street wiill be open, as well as arts and craft stations at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. The trolley will be offering rides around town.
Visitors can participate in a community art project at The Framing Gallery (320 N. Main St) led by artist Connie Loflin Peninger: anyone who would like may participate in painting 9” x 12” flat panel canvases which will be featured in the vacant store windows of the Empire Hotel the entire month July and will be returned to the artists after. The Salisbury Art Station will also host children’s art classes with Miss Bee from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m., sponsored by DSI. Parents may drop off their children for the free hour long art class. Each session will be able to accommodate 20 students.
Enter to win Downtown Dollars by participating in the 2014 Sculpture Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a 2014 Sculpture Show Discover What’s Outside brochure along with a scavenger hunt form at the Visitors Center at 204 E. Innes St., and turn back in by July 1 to be eligible to win.
Parking is available near the Rail Walk Studios & Gallery at the corner of North Lee and East Kerr Streets. A special trolley stop will be located right near the Rail Walk area to transport you to other parts of the Downtown. More parking is available on street or behind City Hall or at the Visitors Center.
Gold Hill — Tomorrow is Wine Down Friday at Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse, with music provided by Leonard DeLoma on the patio during dinner from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner, however, guests may bring a lawn chair and enjoy the entertainment and a favorite wine or craft beer (no outside food or coolers).
On Saturday, Morgan Ridge Salute to Father’s Day with Lonnie Carpenter and the MidLife Crisis band playing from 3 until 6 p.m. Food will available a la cart from 3 to 5 p.m. The $5 cover includes a glass of wine or pint of beer (souvenir glass is not a take home gift).
For information on these events, call 704-639-0911 visit www.morganridgevineyards.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards is located at 486 John Morgan Road.
FAITH — People will be dancing in the street in the town of Faith again this Saturday night. The street dance that for many years opened Faith’s famous Fourth of July festivities, was discontinued for a while because of logistical reasons.
The town revived the popular event in 2012. This year’s Faith Street Dance falls on Saturday, June 21, and will begin at 7 p.m. with Wayward Reason providing the music. The event is free and open to the public. The dance will take place on Main Street, with the band will be positioned in front of the old fire department at 112 N. Main St.
Main Street (Faith Road) will be closed to through-traffic from Gardner Street to Gantt Street.
Gardens in Salisbury’s historic district will blossom for the Salisbury Symphony Guild’s Garden Tour, “History in Bloom.”
Visitors will be able to see secret gardens in backyard bowers, as well as landscaping from a street view during the June 2l-22 show. Concentrated in Salisbury’s historic West Square neighborhood, most of the gardens are within walking distance of each other. Tour dates are Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m.
Tickets purchased before June 21 are $15 and may be obtained at the Salisbury-Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau on E. Innes St., 704-638-3100 and www.salisburysymphony.org. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at all gardens.
The Salisbury Elks are hosting a family-oriented safety fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks’ Lodge at 508 S. Main St.. They will make safety materials and instruction available to kids and families. Represented at the fair will b the Salisbury Police Department, the Salisbury Fire Department and the Rowan County EMS. In addition, see the Fire Department’s Safety House and meet Sparky the Dog. There will be giveaways and refreshments.
Lee St theatre presents Center for Faith & the Arts’ St. Thomas Players’ production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” starring Linda Jones, Brian Daye and Preston Mitchell, as directed by Claudia Galup.
There will be a special opening night reception after the play on evening, and Talkbacks ­— conversations with the director and cast ­— after the play on both Friday, June 20 and Friday, June 27.
Performance times are June 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Visit www.faithart.org for more information.
Due to popular demand, Piedmont Players will be adding a third “Frozen” camp for elementary students to the summer schedule. The camp will take place from June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Norvell Theater. As a result of both elementary camps selling out, PPT’s education committee decided to add a third camp to accommodate the waiting list and any additional campers. To register for the remaining Frozen musical camp, call 704-633-5471.
Campers will learn the songs, try on some new steps, and be charmed by the music of Disney’s newest sensation. Instructor is Gwen Matthews.
Self Portrait in Clay is the name of the next workshop hosted by Waterworks, with international sculpture artist Maria Michaelson, Sept. 15-19.
Each participant will create a three-foot tall self sculpture. Working with low-fire sculpture clay, participants will learn about the technique of slab building, coil building, and how to make facial features.
Daily activities will include clay portrait construction, photographing ourselves from different angles to use as reference for the portrait, studies in facial movements, finishing techniques, and lectures about figurative artists and symbolism.
In addition to class time, the facility will be open for extended hours for those who wish to work independently. Morning coffee and light fare will be provided each day.
Michaelson is a sculptor born on San Juan Island, Washington. She graduated from California College of the Arts.
Register at www.waterworks.org or call 704-636-1882. Class size is limited to 12 students. Tuition is $625. A deposit of $325 is due at registration. All materials and kiln firing are included. For more information about Maria Michaelson, visit www.mariamichaelson.com
A Blueberry Fest Event and Picnic will be held at SandyCreek Farm on Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There will be live music featuring Ken Davis, and guests may BYO wine or beer. This is also a Picnic Saturday at the Farm which means lunch can be reserved by RSVP no later than 2 p.m. on June 27.
There will be a blueberry cooking demo and a kids activity area. Blueberries will be available for purchase.
Email brendasue@SandyCreekFarm150.com or call 336-853-8834 or visit www.SandyCreekFarm150.com and follow at www.Facebook.com/SandyCreekFarm
The Farm is located between the communities of Reeds and Tyro at 3160 South NC Hwy. 150 in Lexington.
CONCORD — Tonight’s Union Street Live! concert features Jim Quick & Coastline from 6 to 9 p.m. All concerts in the Live series are free and take place on Means Avenue next to the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Visit www.concorddowntown.com for details on this and upcoming concerts.
Auditions for “Noises Off” will be held at Old Courthouse Theatre on July 13 and 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is 7 to 8 p.m. An ensemble cast of four women and five men is needed.
Performance dates are Sept. 11-28. For more detailed character descriptions see Old Courthouse Theatre’s Website’s Audition page at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
The play, rated PG, has been called the funniest farce ever written.
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405.
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
Performance dates are June 20-29.
For tickets purchases or information visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Folk rock band Time Sawyer, hailing from Elkin, will be performing along with Annabelle’s Curse at The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte, on Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 DOS.
Tickets and information are at CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000 or www.eveningmuse.com
North Carolina’s first public museum dedicated to telling the story of its thousands of cotton mill people opened in 1995.Now, twenty years and tens of thousands of visitors later, it has temporarily closed to make way for a major makeover.
While Cooleemee’s Mill House Museum down the street remains open, the museum at the historic Zachary House will be closed for three months, reopening on Sept. 27.

Local music venue The Inn is hosting Christian hip hop night with with J.E.M., Capa, Jay. R, Kid Nova, Justic and Purpose. The music begins at 8 p.m. Saturday night.
The Inn is located at 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150. There are free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool and wi-fi. Groups are invited to jam or schedule a performance at 704-213-1467.
Grandfather Mountain, Linville — The 90th Annual “Singing on the Mountain” will be held Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina. Joe Hartley, Sr. from Linville founded the event in 1924 as a Sunday School picnic and family gathering. Since those humble beginnings the event has been host to many great speakers including Billy Graham. The nation’s top country and bluegrass gospel groups and artists have also appeared through the years. The event has hosted celebrities such as Bob Hope, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Roy Acuff and many more.
This year there will be a special remembrance in honor of Arthur Smith, who hosted the event from the 1950’s through the early ‘80s. Arthur passed away on April 3, 2014 at the age of 93. His son Clay Smith, along with Tim and Roddy Smith (sons of “Brother Ralph”) and Dave Moody of the Moody Brothers will bring a special tribute around noon.
This year’s guest speaker will be noted evangelist Dr. Leighton Ford from Leighton Ford Ministries. Dr. Ford is the brother-in-law of Reverend Billy Graham and was past Vice President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has preached his message worldwide to millions of people in over 37 countries.
This year’s singing will be co-hosted by Michael Combs and John Cockman. The lineup for the event is headlined by George Hamilton IV.
The all-day event is free with food vendors on site. Camping without hookups is also available on a first-come basis. Be sure to bring a lawn chair and sunscreen. For more information go to: www.grandfather.com/events/90th-annual-singing-on-the-mountain/ . MacRae Meadows is located on Highway 221 two miles north of Linville, NC and one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Founder Hartley’s motto is the same today as it was 90 years ago: “Whosoever will may come”.

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