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Tonight is opening night for youth production of ‘Disney’s High School Musical’

Opening night for PPT’s youth production ‘Disney’s High School Musical’ — 7:30 p.m.: Opening night at the Meroney Theater, join the cast for a complimentary reception courtesy of Fibrant on the third floor of the Meroney immediately following the opening performance. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Tickets 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Show dates: July 1 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Norvell box office opens Monday for ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ — Adults $15, seniors/students $12. Note: “Look Homeward, Angel” is part of PPT’s Summer Swap and will be performed at the Norvell Theater. Tickets 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Show dates: July 24-26, 30-31 and Aug. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., July 27 at 2:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Come to the Cabaret! — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society invites music lovers to “Two on the Aisle.” See Fundraisers for details.
PPT season tickets on sale now — Five youth shows at the Norvell and four mainstage shows at the Meroney. Season ticket holders can also purchase tickets now for PPT and the Salisbury Symphony’s production of “Les Miserables” in October. Public tickets for this show do not go on sale until Sept. 2. piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
LSt season tickets on sale now — Seventh season includes Off-Broadway musicals, live concerts, intimate dramas, original 10-minute plays. All shows are general admission seating; evening performances start at 7:30; lobby doors open one hour prior to showtime. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series presents ‘Lombardi’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10: by Eric Simonson, based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered – A Life of Vince Lombardi” written by David Maraniss. Free, rated rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Tonight: Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m., See story page 3D.
Salisbury’s Battle of the Bands — Saturday: Nine bands will compete at Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St. See brief page 2D.
Union Street Live! The Fantastic Shakers — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 17: The Union Street Live! series with The Fantastic Shakers. Free. Downtown Concord on Means Avenue next to Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse,65 Union St. S., bring a lawn chair. Third Thursdays • Aug. 21: Lakeside Drive Band • Sep. 18: The Tams (rescheduled from May) • 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com
Chickweed, Celebrating Indestructible Women — 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19: See Fundrasiers
Brick Street Live concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring Motel Soap. www.brickstreetlive.com
Pete Seeger tribute concert by CFS — 7:30 p.m. Friday: “Pete Seeger: A Musical Tribute to Courage.” Free, donations appreciated. Doors open 7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, www.folksociety.org

‘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
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.

Community summer celebration and car cruise-in — noon-5 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Free activities include water slip and slide (bring bathing suit and towel), face painting, bubble blowing, free hotdogs, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, other fun things. Bring a lounge chair and visit with your neighbors. Cool Spring United Methodist Church, Hwy. 64 East near Cool Spring Elementary School. www.coolspringumc.org
Farmers Day eve concert — 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 18: The Extraordinaires on the Hannah Park Stage.
China Grove Farmers Day — 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19: Events throughout the day, Little Mr. and Miss Farmers Day contests, entertainment on three stages, street dance at 7 p.m.. Fireworks at 10 p.m. complete schedule at http://www.chinagrovenc.gov/ index.aspx?NID=938 or see the special section in the Salisbury Post on July 16.

Experience the Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream contest — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 12: Hosted by Goldmine Toastmasters Club. Public invited, free. A tall tale is a 5-7 minute talk exaggerating as much of the truth as possible. Homemade ice cream courtesy of Goldmine Toastmasters’ contest. Baker’s Creek Park, West A St., Kannapolis. Info, at 704-307-8187, www.goldminetoastmasters.com
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 and 9 p.m Friday, July 11:. Join “Boo” and the gang around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. 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. Visit the website at salisburyghostwalk.org and make reservations by email at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call John at 704-798-3102.
Kids Summer Reading Program at The Last Word Bookstore — For readers up to age 12. Bring in a list of 10 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 Thelastwordsalisbury@gmail.com
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.
Krazy Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 18: Family fun in Downtown Salisbury, shops stay open late, live music, activities in the Kids Zone. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Concord Library events — • Green Cleaning, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., ways regular household items can be used as safer alternatives to chemicals, make your very own green cleaner to take home. 704-920-2053 • July 16 at 3 p.m., Mark Daniel’s program has museum lab/science geeky feel and is fun, Plus, Steggie the dinosaur and magical surprises. 704-920-2058 • Fables and Facts Story Time, July 17 at 10 a.m., hear the story of the Rabbit, Hare and Tortoise, learn facts about real rabbits, make a 3D rabbit to keep. 704-920-2058 • Teens, make something creative out of recycled and reclaimed materials, July 17 at 2 . Space is limited, registration required at 704-920-2053 • Robots Everywhere, July 17 at 3 p.m., visit Roby, our wobbly Art Bot friend, hear robot stories, build a recycled robot of your own. 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 • 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 • Sept. 26: Diamond Rio with special guest recording artist Raquel Cole.
Uptown Lexington Summer Stroll — 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 25: Live music on the square by Reggie Buie 6:30-8:30 p.m., activities, food, shops open late. Bring chairs and blankets for free outdoor movie, “Field of Dreams,” at 8:30 p.m. Information 336-249-0383, www.uptownlexington.com, Facebook
‘Go Figure’ at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Figurative art group displays a fantasy storybook exhibit based on characters from children’s stories turned into three dimensional reality. On display until September. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

‘Over There, Over Here,’ Rowan remembers World War I — Rowan Museum’s 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 rowanmuseum@fibrant.com
Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, July 14: Jeremy Tutt, owner and operator of Dixie Cleaners. A.L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Park East of Trinity Methodist Church, follow the signs to KHA. Information Phil Goodman 704-796-0803
Gold panning at Reed Gold Mine — Tickets $3 per pan. Reed is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/Reed/
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — • Civil War Living History, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday July 19, 1-4 p.m. Sunday July 20: Travel back in time to the Carolina Backwoods during the American Civil War. Meet Union and Confederate soldiers, see demonstrations, visit the soldiers encampments and winter quarters. Learn about the Sample Family who resided at the Plantation during the war and whose sons fought for the Mecklenburg 53rd. Visitors will also enjoy an open house tour, visit 13 additional structures on site including slave cabins and kitchen, and meet the Latta farm animals • Colonial Life: Backwoods of NC, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9: What did our ancestors do before technology? First time ever Colonial Living History event, see fiber/textile, hide tanning, fire starting, cooking demos, First Mecklenburg Militia demo drills in preparation for the American Revolution. Adults $8, seniors/students $7, children 5 and under under free. Adults $7; seniors, students $6; children 5 and under free • 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Historic Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27: Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Arbor: Guided walks $5, children under 6 free, see map on directional signs in village, 840 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill.

Third annual Chickweed: Celebrating Indestructible Women — 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19: An open-air, all-women revue with music, art, dance, handmade jewelry, therapeutic massage, reflexology. Held at Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St. To benefit the Family Crisis Council’s Battered Womens’ Shelter. email chickweedwomen@gmail.com or visit www.thechickweed.com
Come to the Cabaret! — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society invites music lovers to a Cabaret where the talents of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are celebrated in “Two on the Aisle,” the creation of Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore. Will be performed in Salisbury only once as a fundraiser for the Salisbury Symphony. Performed in the Messinger Room of the Rowan Museum. A local “mystery guest” will open. Beer, wine, a special “Cabaret Cooler” and hors d’oeuvres buffet. Tickets $50 per person at salisburysymphony.org by Aug. 15. Information at salisburysymphony.org or 704-.637-4314 or ljones@catawba.edu
14th annual Links for Lupus golf tournament — Aug. 25: Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. Registration 11 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m., dinner reception 5:30 p.m. To benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC). http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com
Save the date for the 2014 Mad Hatter’s OddBall — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Center for Faith & the Arts’ Mad Hatter’s OddBall with music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, costume contest, general revelry at the F&M Trolley Barn. Information/reservations at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • 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. 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — Sky Lounge open, 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Danny Franklin plays live — • 8 p.m. July 12: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis • 7 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 6: Speakeasy Smokehouse and Taproom, 316 Brookdale St., Kannapolis • 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9: Sportspage, 8400 Delhave Blvd., Charlotte. See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
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. Friday: Arms of Mercy plus Newheart Worship, Zac Barham and Andy & Will • 8 p.m. Saturday: Open mic • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Friday: ‘80s night with the Hair Nation Band, come dressed in your best ‘80s costume for chance to win a prize. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 10 p.m. Friday: No.9 Coal • Its No.9Coal • 8 p.m. Monday, July 14: Michael Corwin • 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. Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 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: French and Italian wine tasting with Mike Flock of Ararat Imports, featuring six wines from our top selling countries. $5/person • 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17: Airfield Estates Wine dinner with Brad Potter, Airfield Estates. Food paired and prepared by Kabobs! Mobile Food Service. Prepaid reservations: $40/person ($35/prson Wine Club members). 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th winery. 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.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Live music by Motel Soap and Lonnie Carpenter. Food, wine, craft beer available for purchase. $5 cover includes glass of chilled wine or sangria. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
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. www.oldstonewines.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

Chrismons, all new designs — • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 19: Open House, new books and patterns • Classes: Tuesday, July 15 — New Beginner: 10:30-12:30 / Beginner: 10:30-12:30 • Thursday, July 17 — Intermediate 1: 10:30-1 / Intermediate 2: 10:30-1:30 • Friday, July 18 — Beginner: 10:30-12:30 / Intermediate 2: 10:30-1:30 • Saturday, July 19 — Beginner: 9:30-11:30 / Intermediate 2: 9:30-12:30 • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com
Shag Lessons — Mondays at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center: Carolina shag lessons with Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center • Beginner I: 5:30 p.m. for those who don’t know how and want to learn • Beginner II,- 6:30 p.m. for those who know how to shag and want to improve.No partner required. $50 per person for 4 weeks. Information, enrollment at Lee Street theatre or 704-310-5507.
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays Aug. 23, Oct. 18: $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Details, rules, registration at stephensmartin@msn.com or 704-279-9087.
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.
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
Scultpure class at Waterworks enrolling now — Instructor Maria Michaelson. Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. Class limited to 12 students. Tuition $625. All materials and kiln firing are included. 123 E. Liberty St.
PPT summer theatre camps — Now thru August: Elementary through high school students, also K-2nd grade. Complete info on classes/instructors at www.PiedmontPlayers.com Register at Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.
‘Let’s Get Messy’ — A one evening pottery class at Pottery 101 offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel, ages 14-adult. $35. Available dates: July 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 — 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, 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 — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 12 and 26: 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 with family life; how can it help 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: 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 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.

Lunch and Learn sessions — • Noon Wednesday, July 16: Dr. Allison “Aging Gracefully–check list for men and women,” J. Fred Corriher Jr. YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove • 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23: Dr. Terry Cassell “Are you Emotionally Intelligent?” J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury • Covered dish, free, must sign up, 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • July 11: 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.

Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson • July 11: Monsters U • July 25: Free Birds • Aug. 8: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 • Aug. 22: Planes: Fire and Rescue: September 5: The Lego Movie: www.salisburync.gov/Departments/ParksandRecreation/Pages/Movies-in-the-Park.aspx
Summer movie series at RPL headquarters — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Headquarters (201 W. Fisher St.) • 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)
Summer movie series at RPL South branch — 2 p.m. Wednesdays, South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 16: Zathura • July 23: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs • July 30: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow • Info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or Headquarters, 704-216-8256; South Rowan Regional, 704-216-7730; East Branch, 704-216-7840.

YMCA sponsored trips — Aug. 5: Queens Landing, lunch cruise, $29.50. Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Davie County Senior Services trip — Sept. 25-26: “Oklahoma” at the Temple Theater, part of overnight trip to Sanford and Smithfield includes tour of Ralihouse Museum, shopping, “Oklahoma,” tour of the Ava Gardner Museum and showing of her movie “Showboat.” For info or registration for seat on the Motorcoach, call 336-753-6230.

Lee Street Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival — 7-9 p.m., Aug. 10-11: .Character lists and summaries TBA. Wide variety of ages and types needed. Auditions consist of cold readings from the scripts. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Email info@leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Lee Street Theatre’s ‘RENT’ — Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m. Performance dates: Nov. 13-22. Produced in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department. Prepare 12-16 bars of modern musical in the style of the show. Auditions consist of range checks, cold readings from the script, a dance audition. Visit www.leestreet.org/auditions or email info@leestreet.org, or call 704-310-5507.
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Noises Off’ — 7-9 p.m., July 13-14: Called the funniest farce ever written. Ensemble cast of four women, five men. Show dates Sept. 11-28. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, For more detailed character descriptions see www.oldcourthousetheatre.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
The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Carve Into Life…Palette Knife Paintings of Patt Legg. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 704-431-4527, greengoatgallery@yahoo.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Chica! Chica! Chica! An exhibit of art by Marietta Foster Smith covering four decades and a variety of styles and media. This exhibit is a tribute to “Chickweed, Celebrating Indestructible Women.” Exhibit runs July 3-26. Opening reception Thursday, July 17 from 6-8 p.m. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, July 19 for the Chickweed Festival. Free, open to the public. 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. Through April 1, 2015 • Summer hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
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, www.iredellmuseums.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Need some relief from serious art? Visit “Comic Relief” through July 31. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Frank Selby exhibit — July 12–Sept. 6: Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces, Suite 50 Austin, Texas. www.frankselby.com

Tomato and watermelon contests — Saturday, July 19: Held at annual Farmers Day Festival in China Grove.Cash prizes in two divisions: adult and youth (age 17 and under). Entries should be taken to the China Grove Roller Mill (308 N. Main St.) and registered before 1 p.m. on Farmers Day. More detail at 704-857-5938 or on page 2D.

Retro Flower Show — July 12: Entries accepted 8-10 a.m.; judging 10 a.m-noon; show open to the public 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by Rowan County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, held at Agriculture Center, 2727 Old Concord Road. Youth and adults age groups, categories for horticulture specimens and arrangements. Rules at www.rowanmastergardener.com, click on Retro Flower Show.

Carolina Artists 2014 EXPO at the Civic Center — Entry deadline: Friday, Aug. 8. See Briefs. page 2D
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 cjoyce@trinitylivingcenter.net or bgarwood@aladc.net
YMCA Art Show — Sept. 16: You do not have to be a member of the YMCA. Contact Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 to reserve a place. You must provide your own easels. Tables provided first come first serve.
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. Cost to register the day of is $80; significant discounts available for early registration. Details at www.caldwellarts.com

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 or Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197.

The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man. See Briefs. page 2D.

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

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