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Roundabout — What’s Happening May 12-18

Theater

Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘A Time To Kill’ — Shows tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Shipwrecked’ — 7:30 p.m. May 19-21 and 26-28: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself). Tickets $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Phoenix Readers present — A collection of five Southern stories • 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, www.faithart.org

The Uwharrie Players present ‘Godspell’ — 7 p.m. May 10-14, 2 p.m. May 14, 3 p.m. May 15. At Uwharrie Community Church, 1510 Moss Springs Road, Albemarle. See www.uwharrieplayers.org

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. Participants will showcase skills and talents to their families, friends, and the community. Free. Carson High School, 290 Kress Venture Drive, China Grove. Info, 704.216.7780.

Lee Street theatre’s 8th Annual New Play Festival — June 16-18 at 7:30 p.m.: Featuring six 10-minutes plays on the theme of diversity. Deatils at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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. 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT presents ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — July 28-Aug. 6: For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. The Broadway version of this hilarious musical received three Tony Award nominations. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Tickets on sale July 18. Adults $18. students/seniors $15. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Music & more 

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. www.folksociety.org

The Piedmont Choral Society spring concerts — with orchestra, 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 kayy2000@gmail.com

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. Saturday, May 28: Live House Outdoor 2016 concert series begins at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at www.salisburync.gov/play or 704-216-PLAY.

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.

 

History 

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, www.rowanmuseum.org

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, www.highpointmuseum.org

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14: “A Taste Of History,” free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

Rowan Museum — • Vietnam/Museum Closes: Exhibit Transition May 30-June 11.

 

Kannapolis summer entertainment

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.

 

This & That 

First Fridays and Downtown Salisbury events — • June 3 Gallery Gallop • July 1 • July 15-16: Krazy Klearance • Aug. 5-6: Summer Sip Craft Beer Tasting Crawl, Friday will be followed with the Summer Sip Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6 • Sept. 2 Best Busker’s Bash Contest• Oct. 1: Oct. Tour Night Out • https://downtown salisburync.com

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

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@ rowancountync.gov

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 www.troop448.com

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. Special performances by the Infamous Dancerettes and Coach John from the hit tv show Bring It! 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. 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, www.dannicholas.net

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.

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.

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, hleethomas@yahoo.com 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.

Armed Forces Day at MRV — May 21: Honoring all military and benefitting Operation Enduring Warrior. 11:45 a.m. Marine Color Guard presentation, singing of the national anthem; 12:30 p.m. The Bonnie Allyn Band at the Arbor Stage; 4 p.m. Motel Soap at the Pavilion. $5 cash admission, Military and kids under 12 free. Bring your own chair. Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse, 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

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. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

County-wide antique sale at the fairgrounds — May 21-22 Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By vendors. Tables available, clean restrooms, food availalble for purchase, free parking. Family friendly. Adult admission $1. 704-425-9838.

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.

Fresh Food Year-Round Workshop — Monday, May 23 from 5:30-7 p.m.: Learn to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables by canning/freezing, by Toi Degree, NC Cooperative Extension Agent. Rowan Public Library East Branch (Rockwell). Free but RSVP requested at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7734 to reserve your spot.

D-Day Remembrance at Price of Freedom Museum — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4: Military ceremony at 10 a.m., Eva Millsaps sings the National Anthem. Military vehciles on display, Ride of Pride display, interactive military drills for kids. Military weapons and war related memorabilia, VA on hand to assit Vets with info. Everything is free except food and drinks. Museum open all day. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. At Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 1-4 p.m. May 28: Asian Pacific Heritage Month at South Rowan Regional Library (China Grove). Free, open to the public. Hosted by NC Rowan County Anime Group. http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

 

Fundraisers 

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 rowancounty@windstream.net

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: ded@debgoodman.com or Facebook: Bobby Martin Tribute Event or www.vanhoyfarms.com

Relay for Life Breakfast — May 14, 7-10 a.m.: Faith Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St, Faith. Sponsored by The Faith Cruisers.

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 RacesOnline.com or at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame. Info at 704-934-2320 or NorthCarolina MusicHallofFame.org

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 Drive.www.triadladderofhope.com 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. Free. 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, stjohns-salisbury.org

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 TriadDogGames.com

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. PiedmontPlayers.com

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. Info 704-636-2950.

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.

Humane Society of Rowan County Dog Washes — Fun fundraiser at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 10. Cost $8-$14 depending on size. www.humanesociety ofrowancountync.org

Friends- of the Symphony’s Swings ‘fore’ Strings — 1 p.m. tee time June 24: Friends of the Symphony’s Swings ‘fore’ Strings June 24 golf tournament, Country Club of Salisbury. $90/player or $360/team. Proceeds go to the Symphony’s After-School Strings Program. Info: Angie 704-431-4447 or Lyndia 705-762-9820.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: New Wines for Memorial Day Backyard Grillin’ with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person •• 6:30 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.Seated tasting with limited space. Prepaied reservations preferred. $10/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

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

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

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 www.caublecreekvineyard.com

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, www.douglasvineyardswines.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. 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, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

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

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 NuHiWay, Statesville’s own Best in Bluegrass. Joe Mahaffey on guitar, Jim Connell on upright bass, with special guests Jason Wood of the Wood Family Tradition on mandolin, former member of The Country Gentlemen Kent Dowell on banjo. 704-278-4070.

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

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 • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Revelation and 3Times Driven. 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 Sue Mc Hugh • Saturday Night Hot Spot 6 p.m. until, live music  • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Chief’s Choice • Wednesday 6 p.m. painting class hosted by Melody Martin. RSVP to 704-314-5037 or email Mrnc704@yahoo.com • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

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

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: The Soul Drifters • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Jill Goodson • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

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

 

Festivals

17th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival — 2-11 p.m. May 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 http://rowanbluesandjazz.org/

Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention — Friday-Saturday, May 13-14: Dedicated to Bobby Martin. Competition for bluegrass and old time bands and individuals in youth and adult categories, plus a dance contest for all ages. Admission $10 Friday, $15 Saturday, or weekend ticket $20 in advance/$25 at the gate. www.vanhoyfarms.com/fiddlers-convention/ or 704-539-5493. VanHoy Farms Family Campground between Union Grove and Harmony. 724 Jericho Road.

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 MusicFest.com 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 www.twincityartisansnc.com or 336- 655-6371.

Haulers on Union — 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Annual Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. More than 30 favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers parade down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Activities including race cars on display, celebrity autographs, corn hole, horseshoes, life-size Connect 4, beer garden, free concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring country music artists Acoustic South followed by the sounds of beach music, soul and R&B from The Tams. Free admission. www.600festival.com or 704-455-8888.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. May 21: 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. 828-231-5037 or kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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, www.nazcfc.org

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. www.waynehenderson.org

 

Classes

Improving Your Digital Photography — Thursdays beginning June 2: Registrataion deadline May 20. Sean Meyers and Seth Holtzman teach a 6-day, 18-hour workshop at Catawba Center for the Environment. Student work will be shown in gallery exhibition following the workshop at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Register at www.faithart.org or 704 647 0999.

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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

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

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. www.PattLegg.net

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org 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, www.pottery-101.com

Center for Faith and the Arts — www.faithart.org 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.

 

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson; also on first Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Carolina Foklworks invites musicians to bring an instrument and play along.

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 — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays: 129 S. Railroad St., Lexington. 336-731-7317.

12th annual Lexington Master Gardener Garden Tour — June 4-5: Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1 -5 p.m. Ticket onfi, site addresses on Facebook https://davidson.ces.ncsu.edu or 336-210-5365.

 

Auditions

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. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Uwharrie Players present ‘Leap of Faith’ — May 21 at 10 a.m., May 22 at 3:30 p.m.: Open auditions for dancers/singers • Choir auditions May 21 at noon and May 22 at 3 p.m. Uwharrie Players Clubhouse, 594 E. Main St. Albemarle. Performance dates July 29-Aug.6. Director/choreographer Tod A. Kubo. For details contact Bradley Eudy, bweudy@gmail.com

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., PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT auditions for ‘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. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Art 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Through July 15: “The Colors of Life: Charles Ramsey, Jr., Artist.” Gallery hours 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. 6-8:30 p.m. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org 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. —Paintings on display by Kenneth Koskela, Guy Raymond and Mark Stephenson. Sculptures by Fay Howell. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

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

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, www.railwalkgallery.com

Artist showcase at Salisbury Business Center — “Friends and Family” through Aug. 1: Student artists from Salisbury Art Station plus seasoned artists Guy Raymond, Bailey Wingler, Patt Legg, Hope Holmes, Amber Poteat, Mark Riley, Sue McHugh, Ethan Strickland, Don Moore, Keyth Kars, more. Artist reception Thursday, May 26, from 6-8 p.m., free and open to the public. 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness center.com/artists

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, www.waterworks.org

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. www.davidsonccc.edu/

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — The Wanderlust exhibition explores worlds, real and imaginary. Meet two artists May 21: Sudie Rakusin and Maureen Collins will do presentations about their work beginning at 2 p.m. 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.org

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, www.cabarrusartguild.org

 

Trips 

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@ rowanymca.com

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

County-wide antique sale at the fairgrounds — May 21-22 Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spaces available inside or outsied, call 704-425-9838.

JCPrice Post 107 annual Memorial Week celebration — May 27-June 4. Carnival rides, a midway, memorial services for veterans, Gospel sings, raffles, more. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. For vendor applications call 704-637-6231.

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.

Salisbury Pride Festival — June 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Applications available at saliburypride.com for food, arts & crafts, informational vendors, sponsors.

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

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@ 28138@gmail.com

KCBS-sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission; entertainment includes Darrell Harwood. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com 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, carolinalily@att.net

 

Call for performers

Faith Idol Contest now accepting applications — Categories: Age 12 and under • 13-19 • 19 and over. Go to faith4th.com 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 randall.bar43@yahoo.com

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 kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

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. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

 

Call for volunteers 

DAV 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 rowancountync.org

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 kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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@ novanthealth.org

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org ###

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