Roundabout — What’s Happening, July 17-23

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2014

Opens tonight: Lee Street theatre presents Center for Faith & the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production of Next Fall — July 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., July 20 at 2:30 p.m. 329 N Lee St. Special opening night reception after the performance tonight; talkbacks with director and cast after performances on Friday, July 18 and 25. or
Saturday matinee added for PPT youth’s ‘Disney’s High School Musical’ — 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. matinee Saturday. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Tickets 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,
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 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.
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. 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,
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 PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405,

Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m. tonight: The Seth Thomas Band and Divided by Four. Every second and third Thursday through Oct. 19. At the gazebo in Bell Tower Park, corner of W. Innes and S. Jackson streets. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks & Recreation and Guitars USA. contact David Brown at Guitars USA, 110 N. Main St., 704-209-4590
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. See photo, page 24D • 704-784-4208, www.concord
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.
Whitetop Mountain Band To Perform at Broadway’s Best — 6 p.m. July 26: Broadway’s Best Theatre Company presents the second in their visiting artists series, the Whitetop Mountain Band, $15 (cash or check only) at the door, online with $2 handling fee. Located at 103 Beechtree Place, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road, Exit 174 Davie County. Tickets, info at
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,” see Fundraisers for details, Tickets $50 per person at by Aug. 15. Information at or 704-637-4314 or
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
Leon Russell at the Neighborhood Theatre — 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27: Legendary musician and songwriter. Neighborhood Theatre 511 East 36th St., Charlotte, tickets at
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — The Belk Theater/Booth Playhouse/Stage Door Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. • The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square • Duke Energy Theater at 345 North College St. • Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts at 430 South Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

James Gregory at the Comedy Zone — July 17-19: Down-home stories of food, funerals and funny relatives. The Comedy Zone, NC Music Factory, 900 Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets at 980-321-4702 or,

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 index.aspx?NID=938 or see the special section in the Salisbury Post on July 16.
Woodleaf Tomato Trot — Friday, Aug. 8: 5K starts at Woodleaf Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. For more information: Patti Safrit,
Woodleaf Tomato Festival — beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Celebrating the community’s heritage, sponsored by and held at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. For more information: Patti Safrit,
Hot Summer Nights annual Gold Hill cruise-in — 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Historic Gold Hill Merchants host the showcase of classic cars, antique cars, street rods, cycles. Deejay Gary Walterwith music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Shops open late, food and vendors available. Historic Gold Hill is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071. E-mail goldhillmerchantsassocation @gmail. com or

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. More info at 704-245-6159 or
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.
Krazy Night Out tomorrow — 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 18: Live music by local Catawba student band LifeSize from 6-9 p.m. across from Benchwarmers. Free horse and carriage rides by Triple Springs Horse Run from 6-9 p.m. at the square. Kids Zone on E. Innes next to K-Dee’s Jewelers. East Fisher Street will be full of fun for the whole family and several food vendors. Shops open late with Krazy annual sidewalk sale.
Ruth Moose booksigning — 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19: Ruth Moose, Stanly County native and award winning author, at the Stanly County Public Library discussing her new novel, “Doing It at the Dixie Dew,” which recently won the Minotaur Books/Malice Domestic Competition from St. Martin’s Press. 133 E. Main Street, Albemarle. Q&A, book signing, light refreshments.
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. Location TBA. Information 336-249-0383,, Facebook
2014 Summer Sip — Friday, Aug. 1: Celebrate North Carolina brewing companies during the inaugural SummerSip craft beer tasting event in Downtown Salisbury featuring N.C. and local craft beers. Visit at least 15 stops on this downtown craft beer tour to enter to win $100 Downtown Dollars. http://downtown summer-sip-tickets
Concord Library events — • Like building computer models? July 22 at 5:30 p.m. to build anything you can imagine with Minecraft, ages 13-17. 704-920-2053 • Rags to Riches Theatre on July 23 at 3 p.m. in an engaging production of Hansel and Gretel. 704-920-2058 • Nathan Kotecki hosts writing workshop for teens on July 24 at 2 p.m. Pre-register at 704-920-2053 • Color Chaos on T July 24 at 3 p.m, discover the science of color. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • July 27: Whirling Brothers Circus • July 29: Bullypedia/Atomic Dogg Magazine Super Bully 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 and Exotic Animal Expo • Sept. 26: Diamond Rio with special guest recording artist Raquel Cole • Oct. 3-10: Splash of Color Fiber Arts and Quilt Show • Oct. 18: RKC Nationals 2014
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man. Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors. Things to do. Blue Grass music Saturday and Sunday. Country concert Saturday. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Daytona-winning race car, RV displays, John Deere tractor displays, monster truck rides. Mountain Man on Saturday afternoon for pictures and autographs.

Historic Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27: Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Arbor: Your guides will take you to each location to hear the tales of our local ghosts. Guided walks $5, children under 6 free, see map on directional signs in village, 840 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill.
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 • Colonial Life: Backwoods of NC, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9: What did our ancestors do before technology? 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 free. Adults $7; seniors, students $6, children 5 and under free • Revolutionary War Reenactment: The Battle of Charlotte, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the struggle that took place in Mecklenburg County through demos. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

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 or visit
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).
Come to the Cabaret! — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society presents “Two on the Aisle,” Steve and Eydie tribute by Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore, plus a local mystery guest will open. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres buffet, tickets $50 at by Aug. 15. Information at 704.637-4314 or
17th annual Charity Ride for the children’s home — Saturday, Sept. 13: Charity ride to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford. Leaving from Eureka 283 Masonic Lodge in China Grove. $20 per person includes T-shirt and ticket for door prizes. Breakfast $6 (all you can eat) at the lodge before leaving at 7:30 a.m. Contact Doug Earnhardt 704-957-0346 or email
Save the date for the Mad Hatter’s OddBall — Center for Faith & the Arts’ Mad Hatter’s OddBall, an evening in wonderland with music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, a costume contest, and general revelry, is slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the F&M Trolley Barn. Information/reservations at or 704-647-0999.

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19: Live music with The Duck Brothers • 7 p.m. every Friday, in-house pool tournament and open jukebox. 704-647-9876 and Facebook.
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with MJ and Friends 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — Sky Lounge open, 704-638-9647,
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: Firm Foundation • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439,
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Tony Bailey Band, $5 cover • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 8 p.m. Saturday: Buck’s 50th Birthday Bash with HogJaw from Phoenix, Southern Governor from Va. Michael Moore of Fire in the Field Band from Boston and the Mt. Woodland Boys from Rowan County. Show starts at 8 p.m. Ticket package $20 in person or over the phone 704-633-3750. See poster, page 24D • 8 p.m. Tuesday July 22: The Low Volts and Salisbury home town guys The Throttle Kings, also bike night along with Fast Freddie • 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.

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 7 p.m. this evening: Airfield Estates Wine Dinner with Brad Potter, Airfield Estates. Food paired and prepared by Kabobs! Mobile Food Service. Prepaid reservations. $40/person ($35/person Wine Club members) • 5:307:30 p.m. Friday: Bastille Day Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing. Andrew will be featuring six wines from France to commemorate Bastille Day. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@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 for upcoming events.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
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.

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St., next to Meroney Theater. Create a painting, no artistic experiences necessary. Canvases for purchase on site in two sizes, wine and food available for purchase, catered by Cartucci’s. Cost per paint session $25. RSVP Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704 213-6171.
Adult acting classes — 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays Sept. 29 through Dec. 15: 12-week class by Lee Street theatre and The Acting Place. For ages 16 and up. Led by Craig Kolkebeck, director of education for The Acting Place and professional actor, director and adjunct instructor with the department of theatre arts at Catawba College. Cost $225, class size limited to 10. Registration or information: Lee Street theatre, 704-310-5507 or email
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. Instructor Steve Martin has 25+ years experience. Must be at least 14, age 14-18 must have prearranged agreement with instructor. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at or 704-279-9087.
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,, steppinoutdance
Shag Lessons — Mondays at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center: Carolina shag lessons with Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, • Beginner I: 5:30 p.m. Don’t know how but want to learn • Beginner II: 6:30 p.m. 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.
Sculpture class at Waterworks enrolling now — Sept. 15-19: With instructor Maria Michaelson. Register at 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 through Aug. : Elementary through high school students, also K-2nd grade. Complete info on classes/instructors at 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 23, 30. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Saturday kid’s classes at Pottery 101 — Each week students make a pottery piece related to a central theme. No previous experience required. Ages 6-14, $35 • July 19: Hanging Tree and Garden Critters. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 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 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.

Lunch and Learn sessions — 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

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.

Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson • July 25: Free Birds • Aug. 8: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 • Aug. 22: Planes: Fire and Rescue: Sept. 5: The Lego Movie: 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 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 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.

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,
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,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Opening reception tonight 6-8 p.m. for Chica! Chica! Chica! An exhibit of art by Marietta Foster Smith covering four decades and a variety of styles and media. Reception is in conjunction with Vernissage a la Paige and is a kick-off event for “Chickweed, Celebrating Indestructible Women.” Exhibit runs through July 26. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday for the Chickweed Festival. Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,
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 • Summer hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-636-1882,
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,
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Need some relief from serious art? Visit “Comic Relief” through July 31. Free, 704-920-2787,
Frank Selby exhibit — July 12–Sept. 6: Salisbury-based artist on display at Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces, Suite 50 Austin, Texas.
Nightlife Paintings in UNCC Student Union Gallery — Works by local artist Paul Keysar displayed through July 24: in the Student Union Gallery on the main campus of UNC Charlotte. “While the City Sleeps: Night Paintings” features a group of landscape paintings of Concord, Charlotte and other local towns at night. Opening reception 5 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in the Student Union Art Gallery, UNCC campus, Charlotte.

Lee Street Theatre — • ”One-Act Play Festival” 7-9 p.m., Aug. 10-11: Character lists and summaries TBA. These plays need a wide variety of ages and types. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Performance dates Sept. 18-27 • “RENT” Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m. Produced in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department. Performance dates Nov. 13-22. Prepare 12-16 bars of a modern musical in the style of the show. Auditions consist of range checks, cold readings from the script, a dance audition •, email, or call 704.310.5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Email or 704-310-5507.

YMCA sponsored trips — Aug. 5: Queens Landing, lunch cruise, $29.50. Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@, • 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.

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.

Market off Market Street event — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 26: Concord Downtown hosts vendors selling unique items. Send application to
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man. Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors.Things to do. Indoor and outdoor vendors, Blue Grass music , Country Concert, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race car, RV displays, John Deere tractor displays, monster truck rides, Dodge Truck Test Drives. Mountain Man will appear on Saturday afternoon for pictures and autographs. To be a vendor contact Randall Barger at 704-640-2326 or email at Details at
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit
Asheboro Fall Festival applications — 42nd Fall Festival, Oct. 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.

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

Carolina Artists 2014 EXPO at the Civic Center — Entry deadline: Friday, Aug. 8. Show dates: Aug. 20-22. Entry forms, information at or at Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St.; The Framing Gallery, 320 N. Main St.; Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Entry fee: paid members $25 for five entries; non-members $25 for two entries and up to five additional entries $5 each. Categories: oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal, collage, mixed media.
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
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.