Roundabout — What’s Happening May 5-11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2016


Opening Night for PPT presents ‘A Time To Kill’ — Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Show dates May 5-7 and 11-14 at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 matinee May 8. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. 704-633-5471 or

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘The 39 Steps’ — May 6, 7 at 8 p.m.; May 7: 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

Lee Street theatre presents  ‘Shipwrecked’  — 7:30 p.m. May 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.

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 • Saturday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. Altrusa Society of Salisbury Reading Fest, St. John’s Lutheran Church • Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999,

The Uwharrie Players present ‘Godspell’ — 7 p.m. May 13-14, 2 p.m. May 14, 3 p.m. May 15. At Uwharrie Community Church, 1510 Moss Springs Road, Albemarle. See

All 4 Arts May Menagerie — Saturday, May 21, noon-7 p.m.: Premier performances of the aLL4aRTs TheaTRe Program hosted by the Rowan County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Division and of Carson HS theatre dept. Free. Carson High School, 290 Kress Venture Drive, China Grove. Info, 704.216.7780.

Music & more 

The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys & Tori Jones — Saturday, May 7 from  11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Live at the annual Spring Fling, West Rowan Farm & Garden, plus Tendergrass Bluegrass Band, Jones Sisters, Lutheridge Cloggers.

RSS and Salisbury Symphony present ‘Musicals’ — Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.: Showcase of Rowan County talent in “Musicals.,” The Orchestra and several high school students in a pops concert  at Keppel Auditorium. Tickets at  Corriher Springs Florist (China Grove), Crescent Pharmacy (Rockwel), Pinocchio’s (Spencer), Sidewalk Deli and Visitors Bureau (Salisbury), or 704-637-4314 or

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.

The Piedmont Choral Society spring concerts — with orchestra, on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union Street North, Concord. Free. A reception will follow. Info:  704-699-6053 or

Samuel R. Wilkins Jr. and Friends in concert —  4 p.m. Sunday, May 15:  Accompanied by wife and cellist, Sharon Wellington-Wilkins. At First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., 704-633-2818.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. May 28: Live House. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY.

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts at Tweetsie Rilroad — Sunday, May 29: Performances at noon and 3 p.m. Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, 877-TWEETSIE,

12th annual Pops at the Post — Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m.: A free evening of popular orchestral classics performed by the Salisbury Symphony.


Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10:  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,

This & That 

Carolina Folkworks music jam at the Farmers Market — Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-noon: Jackson and Fisher Streets. Acoustic musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to sing and pick.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7: Free Comic Book Day and membership drive at Comic Monstore •  May 8: Babymetal concert at the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion in Concord. http:groups. groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

First Friday Downtown — 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.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Frida-Saturday nights, May 6- 7 at 8 p.m.:  Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in Salisbury of the 1800s. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Info at, email reservations to or call 704-798-3102.

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.

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. Rev. Carl Gray of New Life Community Church of East Spencer will lead in prayer for our nation, community and leadership. 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. From traditional fare like Archie and Disney, superheroes from both Marvel and DC comics as well as work from manga and independent publishers. Choose one or two comics from the shop’s selection of free comic book day comics. Those who have a DC or Marvel comic related costume are encouraged to wear it to the store. Info 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. No pre-registration required.

Battle Mode Majorette Dance Competition — 1-6 p.m. May 14: Majorette Dance Teams compete from VA, SC and NC. FMC Gymnasium, 220 N Church St. Tickets $10 advance or $15 at the door, under 5 free. See www.ticketor. combattlemode competition/ upcoming events? pageid= 9580. After the competition meet  Coach John, the ID Captain and the Infamous Dancerettes Team in a VIP Meet n Greet, tickets $10. 704-701-2000.

Dan Nicholas Senior Citizen Fishing Tournament — May 16-20: Free. Show off your fishing skills. 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.

Annual Rose Show in new location — 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 (one day only) : Rowan Rose Society’s annual Rose Show will be held in the former J.C. Penny buidling, West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. Area rose growers are invited to enter roses between 5:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning. Show features hundreds of beautiful roses of all kinds as well as rose arrangements. Information: Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.

Let’s Get Connected Day —  11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21: Library Park, 300 4th St, Spencer. Multicultural Celebration and Dedication of 10th peace Pole. Music, dance, Circle of Prayer, children’s activities, free hotdogs. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection. Betty Jo Hardy 704-636-6119.


Flower sale to benefit the West Rowan Bible Teacher’s Association — Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m.-noon: At The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road.  Bedidng plants, potted plants and hanging baskets.

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

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.

Kidsbloom Block Party 2016 — Friday, May 13 from 5 -9 p.m.: Salisbury Academy’s   Kidsbloom fundraiser.

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 luminaria 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, tech shirts for runners, goodie bags to the first 400 registrants. 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.

Inaugural Ride Against Traffick — Saturday, May 14, Registration 8:30 a.m., kickstands up at 10 a.m.: Sponsored by Triad Ladder of Hope, dedicated to eradicating the exploitation, sale and enslavement of men, women and children. S15 motorcycles, $20 cars and trucks. 50/50 tickets. Raffle. Tilley HD salsibury, 653 bendix or 704-762-1261.

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, prizes, corn hole, live music by Bleu Feather. 685 Delta St., 704-223-4799.

Spencer Presbyterian’s strawberry festival — Sunday, May 15 from 1-3 p.m.: Strawberry desserts in the fellowship hall, musical entertainment on the groundswith  Alexis Cowan, Mallory Braun, Natalie Wittiech, Marie Clanton, Wanda Coughenhour, Quincy Cook, Steve Land, other local performers. Special guests: Spencer members of fire and police departments. Spencer Presbyterian Church, 1st Street across from entrance to Transportation Museum.

St. John’s Men’s Chorus Spring Concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Offering to benefit Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431,

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. Dock jumping, disc (frisbee), agility, Dachshund races, sanctioned flyball competition. 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 scholarships to camp, 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.

Families First-NC Flip Flops and Flamingos Summer Kickoff — Sunday, May 22, 5 p.m. -until : Heritage Room,  118 East Council St. Tickets $10 per person, 21+ only. Food and drink, silent auction, live music by MidLife Crisis. Call 704-630-0481 for tickets.

JCPrice Post 107 annual Memorial Week celebration — May 27-June 4. Annual event with carnival rides, a midway, memorial services for veterans, Gospel sings, raffles, more. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road.

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 —  5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6: Tempranillo Wine Tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon Distributing.  $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 •• 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Italian Wine & Water Buffalo Cheese Tasting featuring Giorgio Colutta, Owner Colutta Winery, Manzano, Italy and Faythe and David DiLoreto, owners Fading D Farm in Salisbury.  Limited seating. Prepayed reservations preferred. $10/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: Featuring Argentina – The Wines of Dona Paula Winery. $10/person. Hosted by Nicole Morabito with Mutual Distributing. RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday: Buffet dinner with performance by Lonnie Carpenter for Mother’s Day. RSVP to 704-639-0911. 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 . 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 •

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. — • Tonight: Cinco De Mayo Mixer 7-10 p.m. Co-hosted by 10 Thread and Mean Mug • Friday – Open Mic 7-10 p.m. Hosted by C.j. Peters • Saturday  Night Hot Spot 6 p.m.-until, live music • Sunday Concert Series featuring Travis Hyll 5-8 p.m. • 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,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m.  Friday: DJ Caibel  • 9:30 p.m.  Saturday Black Glass 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



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.

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.

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 — May 13-14: Two-day celebration of Americana folk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, country rock, eclectic fused music, in Statesville. Advance tickets recommended. Camping available. Info at CarolinaRoots or Facebook or Twitter

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. Race cars on display, celebrity autographs, corn hole, horseshoes, life-size Connect 4, beer garden, free concerts. or 704-455-8888.

Let’s Get Connected Day — May 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.:  Spencer Library Park, 300 4th St. Multicultural Celebration, dedication of 10th Peace Pole, music, dance, circle of prayer, children’s activities, free hotdog lunch. Bring lawn chairs. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection, Human Relations Council.

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,

22nd annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — June 18: Family-friendly festival at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

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.


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

Improving Your Digital Photography — Sean Meyers and Seth Holtzman teach a 6-day, 18-hour workshop to help you improve your digital photography with practical help.  Classes each Thursday beginning June 2 at  Catawba Center for the Environment.  Student work shown in gallery exhibition following the workshop at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Registration/information or  704 647 0999.  Deadline  May 20.

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.

Speakers & forums

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.

Community meetings in May See

City of Salisbury hosts Coffee with a Cop — 9-10 a.m. First and third Tuesdays at Koco Java • Second and fourth Tuesdays at Mean Mug. Ask questions, voice concerns, get to know your neighborhood officers. Free.

City of Salisbury hosts Meetings with the Manager — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays after the first City Council meeting, City Hall, first floor. Drop by to speak with the City Manager in an open forum. Free.

City of Salisbury hosts Barbershops and Cops —First Thursdays at Majestic Creations, 2 p.m. • First Fridays at Man Made, 1 p.m. • Second Thursdays at B&B Expressions, 11 a.m. • Fourth Thursdays at Addison’s, 1 p.m. • Get to know your neighborhood’s police officers at your local barbershop. Free.

Home & Garden

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

China Grove Farmers Market kickoff — 4-6 p.m. Fridays • New this year:  Third  Fridays at the Mill, starting May 20,  music and food 6-8 p.m. on third Fridays.

Kannapolis Farmers Market — 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 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.

PPT Youth auditions For ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. by appointment only, May 31-June 1: The Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Only 25 spots available per time slot. Sign up at 704-633-5471.Show dates July 14-23.  Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.,

PPT auditions for Tony nominated musical ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — May 31 and June 1 at 7 p.m.  3rd floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show dates:  July 28-Aug. 6. 704-633-5471.


City of Salisbury hosts Movies in the Park — Fridays, begins 8 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. Free family movie night held at City Park • May 27: Inside Out. See


Reception tonight at 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. — Open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964,

Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St. — “Friends and Family” Art Exhibit, May 1 -Aug. 1: Student artists from the Salisbury Art Station, also Guy Raymond, Bailey Wingler, Patt Legg, Hope Holmes, Amber Poteat, Mark Riley, Sue McHugh, Ethan Strickland, Don Moore, Keyth Kars and more. Reception date: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Free and open to the public. Weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. 704-209-4589,

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 33rd Annual Student Exhibitions: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists. Rowan Salisbury Schools • High schools exhibit  through May 14 • 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,

Cabarrus Arts Guild annual judged spring show —Guild Gallery and Gift Shop (lower level), 11 Union St., Concord, NC 2802. Through June.  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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Call for artists

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 — 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

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or


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