Roundabout — What’s Happening April 28-May 4

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2016


Final weekend at Lee Street theatre for ‘The Last Five Years’ — 7:30 p.m. April 28-30: Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘A Time To Kill’ — May 5-7 and 11-14 at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 pm. matinee May 8: The first John Grisham novel adapted for the stage. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. 704-633-5471 or

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘The 39 Steps’ — April 29, 30, May 6, 7 at 8 p.m.; May 7, April 24, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python. 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets at 704-788-2405 or www.oldcourt

East Rowan High School’s Spring musical ‘Uncle Joe’s Place’ — 7 p.m. May 6-7: Reserved seats $15, VIP tables $25. Proceeds benefit East Rowan Choral Boosters and Supporters of Education at East Rowan (SEER). Information: ERHS, 704 279-5232

Phoenix Readers present — A collection of five Southern stories • May 9, 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, Salisbury • May 11, Salisbury Academy, two shows, 9 and 10 a.m. • May 18, 1:30 p.m. Isenberg Elementary School • or Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘The Wizard Of Oz’— July 14-23: Live stage musical based on one of the most popular films of all time. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or

Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, April 29: Heather Berry and Tony Mabe in concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band concert — 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30: “Nostalgic Americana,” Concord High School Auditorium, 481 Burrage Road. Admission $5. Donations welcome.

Catawba presents ‘OurSong3’ — 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1: Catawba Singers, Chamber Ensemble, PopAC. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, free and open to the public. Directed by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess.

Charlotte Folk Society’s next free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: The Kollard Kings. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free.

Piedmont Choral Society concerts — 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 and 3 pm. Sunday, May 15: Annual spring concert series with orchestra. Free, donations accepted. The music of French composer Gabriel Faure • “All Patriotic Music” concerts 7 p.m. June 23, 7 p.m. June 24, 3 p.m. June 26. The Thursday night concert is a benefit for a local non-profits. Info: Kay Yates, or 704-699-6053.


Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30-May 1: World War II Reenactment. Demonstrations and battles circa 1941-1945. Living history includes both Allied and Axis soldiers, field hospital, motor pool, patrol demos, more; all leading up to large battle at 2 p.m. each day. WWII Veterans free. $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8: “ Wooden Teeth: Myths, Legends and Stories of George Washington” by Terry Holt. Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946,

Rowan Museum presents George Washington’s Visit and Celebration — All day Saturday, May 21: Downtown Salisbury; George Washington Ball Saturday, night. Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. 704-633-5946,

A Quaker Wedding Reenactment [High Point Museum] — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4: Historical interpreters reenact a typical ceremony from the early American period and explain how it exemplifies Quaker beliefs. Free. 336-885-1859,

Kannapolis summer entertainment

May Concerts & Events

May 5: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Hipshack: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 6: Movies on Campus: Cars 2 (PG): 8-9:45 p.m.

May 6: Concert: Darrell Harwood with Emily Minor: 7-9:45 p.m.

May 6: Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.

May 7: Concert: Fantastic Shakers: Noon-2 p.m. Coconut Groove Band: 3-5 p.m.

May 12: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Connor Christian: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 12: Thursdays on Main – Evening: Gary Lowder & Smoking Hot: Veterans Park: 6-9 p.m.

May 14: Kannapolis Cruise-In: Downtown: 1-7 p.m.

May 14: Run Kannapolis: Rhythm & Run 5k: Downtown

May 19: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Naked Blue & Jason Harrod: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 21: Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Downtown: 12-5 p.m.

May 21: Stories Under the Stars: John Fowler; Storyteller/Old Time Musician: Kannapolis Library: 7 p.m.

May 26: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Bread & Butter: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 27: Movies in the Park: Minions (PG): Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

Important: No pets or smoking and no children under 18 unsupervised by a parent or guardian. All events are free.

This & That 

NC Rowan County Anime Group — May 1: Spring Charlotte ComicCon at Embassy Suites Hotel, Concord. http:groups. groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

First Fridays and Downtown Salisbury events — • May 6: Grand Unveiling of second annual Come Tickle Our Ivories Piano Project. https://downtown

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Delmonico’s Band, bring a snack to share. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 and every second Saturday Free. Downtwon Kannapolis.

Free events at the Y — • May 18: 3-4 p.m. Diabetes Academy “How to Eat” • May 19: 1:30 p.m. Balance clinic by Fowler Physical Therapy • May 25: Noon Lunch & Learn covered dish. “What is the America Red Cross” • June 14 2-4 p.m.: Pat Cohen “Singing the Blues” • All are free. Call to sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 20: Live music by Night Train Band. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for more info.

Horizons Unlimited — • 3 p.m. May 21, 2016: Nature Hike at Tom E. Smith Exploratorium: Biodiversity in the Piedmont, free • 5 p.m. planetarium show: The journey to Mars and beyond, $3 per person. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights Quilt Show — April 29-30: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. First Baptist Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St. Admission $5, children under 12 free.

John Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ meet the author — 7 p.m. April 30: Pre-release event. Benefits LandTrust for Central North Carolina. 704-647-0302,

National Day of Prayer in East Spencer — Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 5: East Spencer’s fourth annual Day of Prayer celebrated on the steps of Town Hall. Details: 704-636-7111.

Cinco De Mayo at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Bring out the kids and enjoy chips and dip, learn about the sanctuary, and take a stab at the pinata during the May Open House with Cinco de Mayo theme. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. for Pinata Time! 220 Grace Church Road.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 7: The Comic Book Shoppe, at 111A W. Fisher St. Info at 704-637-2578.

Trail Walk at Dan Nicholas Park — 12:30 p.m. May 14: 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Pre-registration required at 704-216-7833 or Michael.Lambert@

City of Salisbury hosts Middle School Prom — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Open to all Rowan County middle school students. A night of fun and games in a friendly environment. $10 per ticket advance purchase only. Held at Salisbury Civic Center.

31st annual South Yadkin River canoe & kayak race — Saturday May 14: Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 448. Competition and recreation classes prizes for top three finishers in each class. Sanctioned by United States Canoe Association. Register at

Amateur Radio Exams W4VEC VEC — 9:30-11 a.m. May 14: Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road. Bring photo ID, $12, original and photo copy of Amateur license if licensed. No pre-registration required.

Dan Nicholas Senior Citizen Fishing Tournament — May 16-20: Free. Register at the concession stand. Prize awarded for largest fish. For age 60+. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800,

Town of East Spencer sponsors Be A Goddess — 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Have a yearly mammogram with the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Mobile Unit at East Spencer Town Hall. Free appointment/insurance call 704 636 7111.

Jr. Collectors Meeting — 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21: Story time, short program on American Girl, refreshments, door prizes. One attendee receives 18- inch American Girl doll. Sponsored by Rowan Doll Society, held at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. No charge but RSVP to Helen Thomas, or 704-458-9819. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St.

Blood drives

Prospect Presbyterian Church — 2-6:30 p.m., April 28: Preregister at 9425 West NC Hwy. 152.

Prospect Presbyterian Church — 2-6:30 p.m. April 28. 9425 West NC Hwy. 152.

Rowan County Rescue Squad — 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29, 1140 Julian Road.

Concordia Lutheran Church — 3-7:30 p.m. April 29, 185 Concordia Church Road, China Grove


St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30: Poker cruise $15; car show $15; port-a-pit chicken $8. Day long event for the family, music, food, raffles, door prizes noon-4 p.m.

Bread Riot presents Bernhardt Back Porch Burger Bash — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 1: To Benefit Dog PAWS. $15/plate. Live music, local cuisine. 113 N. Main St., back entrance. or

Annual JabberWock Pageant —6 p.m., April 30, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Held at Tubman Theater on the campus of Livingstone College.

Harwood on the Hardwood — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Darrell Harwood will be performing at Carson High School. Proceeds benefit Carson athletics. Call Coach Woody for tickets at 704-855-PAWS or email

Lee Street theatre presents ‘A Night at the Cirque’ — 7 p.m.-midnight May 7: Live theatre and dinner black tie gala to benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets $100 per person at or 704-310-5507.

City of Salisbury hosts Fur Fun run/walk —10 a.m. Saturday, May 7: 5K run/walk, Salisbury Civic Center. Proceeds benefit Salisbury’s first dog park. Dogs welcome. $20 registration at

Lights of Love around Salisbury City Park Lake — Dusk-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: Luminaria glow in honor and in memory of loved ones, people or pets. $3/luminary. Humane Society of Rowan County. To purchase, contact The Humane Society of Rowan County, 704-636-5700, option 9, or email humanesocietyof

Bobby Martin Tribute/Fundraiser — 8 p.m. Friday, May 13: Tribute for Bluegrass drummer Bobby Martin of Salisbury, at Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers Convention, VanHoy Farms Campground with KrippleKrunk, Wayne Henderson, more. Proceeds benefit the Bobby Martin Tribute. Info: or Facebook: Bobby Martin Tribute Event or

NC Music Hall of Fame 5th annual Rhythm & Run — 8 a.m. Saturday May 14: Start and finish downtown Kannapolis. Five year age divisions, cash prizes. Register at or at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame. Info at 704-934-2320 or NorthCarolina

Rowan Helping Ministries 6th annual Golf Tournament — 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14: Corbin Hills Golf Course, $50 includes lunch, captain’s choice format, team prizes and door prizes. Paul Rogers, 704-633-3454.

Support West Rowan Middle School Bands — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14: Inaugural vendor expo and flea market, free admission. 5925 Statesville Blvd. Info 336-880-3554.

Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue grand opening open house — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Tours, food, games, live music. 685 Delta St., 704-223-4799

Third annual Triad Dog Games — May 14-15: Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Compete or spectate. Raises funds for the Sergei Foundation to help sick and injured pets obtain emergency veterinary care. See Facebook or visit

PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham — May 20-21: Very limited seating for this exclusive event. RSVP to 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

Rowan County 4-H — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21: Craft and vendor sale, indoor at Rowan County Ag Center, 2727 Old Concord Road. Proceeds help 4-H program provide camp scholarships, purchase educational materials and awards and help teens with trips to Congress and NC Citizenship Focus.

Millers Ferry Fire Dept. Auxiliary fundraiser — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21: Currently Preselling tickets, $10 each. Frankie’s Famous Chicken. Held at 2650 Long Ferry Road.

JCPrice Post 107 annual Memorial Week celebration — May 27-June 4. With rides by TS Amusements.

Zombie Day for Pieter’s Pals — 1-10 p.m. May 28: 5K run, zombie-themed games, an evening Zombie walk, and a zombie dance that night. Rowan County Fairgrounds. To raise money for Pieter’s Pals which donates Legos to the children’s hospitals, hold blood drives, and help families of children with cancer. Info: 704-213-8752.

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop announces wine dinner — Friday wine tasting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29: Fruity and jammy character that are not sweet, hosted by Stephanie. $5/person • 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11: Rickety Bridge South African wine dinner at Café Brazil featuring Winemaker Wynand Grobler. Authentic South African cuisine prepared by Chef Santos. $65/person ($60 Wine Club Members). Contact Salisbury Wine Shop for more details • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. $10/person, RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see

Douglas Vineyards — Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday 1 -6 p.m. $6, keepsake wine glass. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.

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, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@

Cotton Eyed Joe’s inside The Hot Rod Barn, 807 Yost Road — 7-9 p.m. Saturdays: Bluegrass, gospel, country music jam. No alcohol, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • • 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Bluegrass with MJ& Friends plus a surprise fiddler• 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke . 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647,

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 7:30 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays: Mid-week live jazz with Affectual, $5/person • 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Tuesdays: Card Night, 7 p.m.-midnight, no cover • Age 21 and over, 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8 p.m. Mondays: Poker Night • 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Open Mic • 10 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Mercy Falls, Sean Spillane and All Fall Down. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

JC Price American Legion Post 107 — 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Easy Living Weekends downstairs. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. $3/person, $5/couple. ID, casual dress. 704-638-7355.

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. — • Thursday: Game night 6-9 p.m. hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday: Open mic 7-10 p.m. hosted by Liam Pendergrass • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Thomasina Paige • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Colton Sherrill • Wednesday 6 p.m. painting class hosted by Melody Martin. RSVP to 704-314-5037 or email • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439,

Big weekend at Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m.Friday:Darrell Harwood • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Divided By Four returns • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990,

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.

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. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com


Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. April 30: Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture come to the downtown Kannapolis streets. Questions? 828-231-5037 or

Merlefest 2016 — April 28-May 1: John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine, Brandi Carlile, The Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, many more. Wilkes Community College campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro,

Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — May 6-7: 80+ barbeque competition teams, live entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, family movie, fireworks. Downtown Kannapolis and NC Research Campus.

Simple Living Festival at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m.–6 p.m. May 7: Music, crafts, nature programming, games. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800,

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Local artists and craft persons, gold panning, live music, the Airing of the Quilts. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association.

Town Hall Day/Let’s Celebrate East Spencer — 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: Northside Community Building, East Spencer, 105 S. Long St. Details: 704-636-7111

17th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Sponsored by The Rowan Blues and Jazz Society. Held at the corner of N. Lee and Kerr Streets. Workshop and youth events Friday, musical performances throughout the day and evening Saturday. Free general admission. Details at

Carolina Roots MusicFest — Celebration of Americana folk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, country rock, eclectic fused music, in Statesville. Advance tickets recommended. Camping available. Info: CarolinaRoots

The Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14: Annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing visual and performing arts through juried art show, musical entertainment, food, children’s area, wine and beer tastings.

Twin City Artisans Spring Fest at Old Salem — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14: Info at or 336- 655-6371.

Haulers on Union — 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Annual Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. plus free concerts at 6:30 p.m. by Acoustic South and The Tams. Free admission. or 704-455-8888.

110th Anniversary Nazareth Fun Fest — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4: Live entertainment, children’s games, food, model air show, car show, fire truck display, craft show. $5 raffle drawing at 4 p.m., do not have to be there to win. Tickets at Nazareth Outlet and at Nazareth Child & Family Connection. 855 Crescent Road, Rockwell,


Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through May 10: Hand and Wheel Pottery Class; beginners learn basics; intermediates develop their own style. Ages 12+. 123 E. Liberty St. Register at 704-636-1882 or

Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: The basics, how to use a computer or laptop. Robert Knox, 512 Klumac Road, Ste 8. 704-870-8862.

Salisbury Art Station — Weekly classes, $25. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369,

Oil Painting with Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters OR painting made simple. Preregister at 704-232-6000.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. $10/two-hour session by artist Robert Toth. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Pottery 101 — Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,

Center for Faith and the Arts — or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

New beginner guitar classes at Rufty-Holmes — Eight-week class starting Monday, May 2 at 1 p.m. Call 704-216-7714 to sign up and register. Must have acoustic guitar. No experience necessary. $45 includes class workbook. Info: Bob, 704-640-0279.

Speakers & forums

AARP —1 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Dr. Loren Oden’s fun presentation on new developments for better hearing. Plus business meeting with refreshments. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Rowan County Veterans seminar — 6 p.m. Monday, May 23: “Preparing for the Future,” with representatives from National Cemetery Administration, Salisbury Community Living Center, Salisbury Veterans Hospice, NC State Veterans’ Home, Rowan County Register of Deeds. Held at Rowan County Cooperative Extension, 2727 Old Concord Road. RSVP to 704-216-8138.

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson.

China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 6: Each Friday May-Sept.

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Opening day April 30 then 4-7 p.m. every Thursday, corner of Vance and Dale Earnhardt.

Lexington Farmers Market — Opening day Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 129 S. Railroad St., Lexington, inside the Old Railway Depot. 336-731-7317.


Salisbury Swing Band — SSB currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 21: Instructor Gwen Matthews will work on effective audition techniques, specifically geared toward PPT’s upcoming production of ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’ $40. 25 spots available. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.


Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — May 5-July 15: “The Colors of Life: Charles Ramsey, Jr., Artist.” Gallery hours 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Opening reception and meet the artist, Thursday, May 5, 6-8:30 p.m. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

The Framing Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — New location. Call for new hours, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. —New paintings on display by Kenneth Koskela, Guy Raymond and Mark Stephenson. New Sculptures by Fay Howell. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340,

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632,

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Through April: Art exhibit “Rail Walk Rocks” features art by members of Rail Walk on the theme of “rocks.” Free, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964,

Special showcase at Salisbury Business Center — Kannapolis Arts honors local artists at SBC, 301 S. Main St. Viewed artwork weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Through May 1. See www.salisbury or Facebook.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 33rd Annual Student Exhibitions: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists. Rowan Salisbury Schools • High schools exhibit through May 14, reception April 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882,

DCCC’s Spring Art Show ‘Absolutely Art’ — Through May 13: Works of art from nine local artists. B. E. Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus.

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — The Wanderlust exhibition on display. 704-920-2787,

Reception at Cabarrus Arts Guild annual judged spring show — 2-4 p.m. May 01: Prizes awarded in 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digital altered photography, fiber art. Guild Gallery and Gift Shop (lower level), 11 Union St., Concord, NC 2802. The art will be on display. until July. 704-795-1901,


Travel with the YMCA — • May 17: 11 a.m. Lavender Farm tour, $15 members w/lunch at K&W, $20 non-members (on your own) • June 7: Shatley Springs, Fresno churches, Ashe County Cheese Factory and store, $50 members $60 non-members includes lunch/transportation • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@

Amish countryside, Lancaster, Pa., and see ‘Samson’ — Oct. 19-21: Just $369. Contact Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484 or Sandy Basinger 704-857-5878 for details.

Community Travelers — Day trip to Cherokee May 7. Also Charleston S.C. onJune 18. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 or Cathy Alexander 704-633-9073.

Call for vendors

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Festival of local arts and crafts. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, See vendor application at

Bobby Martin Tribute/Fundraiser — 8 p.m. Friday, May 13: During Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers Convention at VanHoy Farms Family Campground. Vendor applications available. at or Facebook: Bobby Martin Tribute Event or

West Rowan Middle School Bands vendor expo and flea market — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14: 5925 Statesville Blvd. Booths available, contact Peggi Brown at 336-880-3554 or scents4warmers@gmail.

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day music festival. Limited food vendor spaces available. Call 704-636-3277.

Zombie Day for Pieter’s Pals — May 28: To raise money for Pieter’s Pals which donates Legos to the children’s hospitals, hold blood drives, and help families of children with cancer. Merchandise vendors welcome. At Rowan County Fairgrounds. Call 704-213-8752.

China Grove Farmers Day — July 2016: Vendors of all types. Patti Price, 333 N Main St., 704.857.2466 ext. 102,

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Vendors register at http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/

Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration — Sept. 10 in front of Rockwell Elementary. $25 and $75 for food vendors. Forms at Facebook- Rockwell Fest September 10, 2016 Facebook page or at town hall. Info: Terry Piersol at mytownnews@

KCBS-sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission; entertainment includes Darrell Harwood. or call 704-638-6044.

Vintage mdse. — Second Saturdays: Vintage vendors may set up in Carolina Lily parking lot, 314 Depot St. Apply at 704 639-0033,

Call for performers

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day festival showcasing young musicians plus award-winning blues and jazz musicians. Accepting applications for performers between the ages of 9-19. Call 704-636-3277.

Registration for Wayne Henderson guitar competition — Deadline May 1 to compete at the 22nd annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition. Champion wins handmade Henderson guitar. Festival date June 18, Grayson Highlands State Park, Va. See

Faith Idol Contest now accepting applications — Categories: Age 12 and under • 13-19 • 19 and over. Go to and get application. Deadline June 10. Only 12 will be taken in each division. 1st place $300; 2nd $200; 3rd $100 in each division. Show dates June 29-30-July 1 with finals on July 4. Questions? email

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, etc. Questions? Email

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail op

Call for artists

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Festival of local arts and crafts. Application at

Concord Spring into Arts Festival — May 14 juried art show and festival. www. or 704-784-4208.

Hickory 31st Oktoberfest — Oct. 7-9: Accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors. Four stages of entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Deadline Aug. 1.

Call for volunteers 

DAV Veteran transportation network of Rowan County is looking for volunteers to take veterans to hospital appts. Inquire at VAMC Salisbury volunteer office or contact Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 X3904.

The Humane Society of Rowan County — Dog Washes at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 10. Contact The Humane Society of Rowan County, www.humane societyof

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Family friendly; Zombies will behave appropriately (no chasing, or being too aggressive, etc.). Info and registratopm at

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, or email ###



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