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Arts & entertainment news May 19-25

The Carolina Artists meet tonight

The Carolina Artists will meet Thursday, May 19 this evening at 7 p.m. at Rufty Holmes Center.  At this month’s program artist Janet Isenhour will demonstrate painting on reflective surfaces — a technique using alcohol based transparent colors.  This is free and visitors are welcome.

 

Samantha Gabrielle & Friends at Cj’s BBQ

Samantha Gabrielle & Friends will be performing at Cj’s BBQ, Friday, May 20 with a mix of Bluegrass, Americana, Gospel and Old Time. CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland. 704-278-4070.

 

 Let’s Get Connected Day

SPENCER — The annual Let’s Get Connected Day is Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. until  1 p.m. at  Spencer Library Park, 300 4th St.

The Multicultural Celebration and Dedication of 10th Peace Pole will feature music, dance, a circle of prayer, children’s activities and a free hotdog lunch. Bring lawn chairs.

Sponsored by the Covenant Community Connection, Human Relations Council, Betty Jo Hardy, chair. 704-636-6119.

 

Miller Ferry Fire Department fundraiser

Miller Ferry Fire Department Auxiliary, 2650 Long Ferry Road, is selling food by Frankie’s Chicken on Wheels (formerly Frankie’s Chick Shack) on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

$10 per person for 1/2 chicken, baked beans, slaw and dinner roll. Call 704-239-0546 or 704-798-7907.

 

George Washington’s visit moves indoors!

9:45 a.m.  Opening Ceremony – Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library

10:15 a.m. Period Music, Recorders – Stanback Room

10:45 a.m. Period Music, Fife and Drum – Stanback Room

11 a.m. President George Washington’s Welcome to Rowan County by Spruce McCay and other historical interpreters – Stanback Room

11:35 a.m. President George Washington speaks to the people of Rowan County – Stanback Room

12:30 p.m. Storytelling – Rowan Public Library

12:30 p.m. First Reenactment of Ladies Tea with President George Washington – Wrenn House

2 p.m. Second reenactment of Ladies Tea with President George Washington with new script – Wrenn House

2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Storytelling – Rowan Public Library

3:45  p.m. President George Washington’s Public Farewell and Departure – First United Methodist Church covered drive

10 a.m.-4  p.m. Living History Festival: Craftsmen and artisans demonstrating their skills/displaying wares – FUMC Lobby

Early American Children Games take place in the Wrenn house, except during the teas.

Original 1791 Gown on display – Utzman-Chambers House Museum, open 10-12 and 3-4

Visit www.rowanmuseum.org for details.

‘Friends and Family’ art showcase and reception at SBC

The Salisbury Business Center is collaborating with local artists to display an array of artwork in a variety of mediums.

Through Aug. 1, several artists are showcasing their artwork, including student artists from the Salisbury Art Station as well as seasoned artists such as Guy Raymond, Bailey Wingler, Patt Legg, Hope Holmes, Amber Poteat, Mark Riley, Sue McHugh, Ethan Strickland, Don Moore, Keyth Kars and more.

A reception will be held next Thursday, May 26, from 6-8 p.m., at the Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All artwork is available for purchase from the artists and information is available at the receptionist area.

The Salisbury Business Center is located at 301 S. Main St., 704-209-4589, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com

 

May program at Horizons Unlimited 

• 3 p.m. May 21: 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

 

Support the Rowan County United Way

Tonight, Thursday, May 19, from 5-8 p.m. at the West End Plaza Event Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

A night of vendor shopping, free health screenings and fun supports the Rowan County United Way.

All women are encouraged to make a $10 donation to the United Way to be able to shop, eat, and enter to win door prizes.

For more information, contact Jessica Ijames at 704-210-5630 or jgijames@novanthealth.org

 

Be a vendor at Chickweed 

Looking for art and craft vendors for the 5th annual Chickweed, Celebrating Indestructible Women.

Chickweed will be held July 23 at the Trolley Barn from 3–11 p.m.

The festival features multiple performances by female musicians and female fronted bands.  All proceeds got to support the Family Crisis Council’s work with battered women and the battered women’s shelter.

Contact Nancy Gaines at lglwitch@fibrant.com for and application or further information.

 

Salisbury Altrusa Club 4th Annual Summer Reading Festival 

When: Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., (use lower level entrance on Jackson St.)

There will be story telling by the Phoenix Readers, story writing, and face painting in addition to other fun activities. All children age 12 and under will be given a free book.

Several children’s book authors will be present with their books available for sale.

This family-oriented event is the Salisbury Altrusa Club’s primary literacy project and is made possible through generous donations from the Friends of Rowan Public Library as well as individual donations, all given through the Altrusa District Three Foundation.

For more information, call the Altrusa Club of Salisbury at 704-636-6925.

 

Families First-NC Flip Flops and Flamingos Summer Kickoff

Families First-NC Flip Flops  is Sunday, May 22, 5 p.m. -until at the Heritage Room,  118 East Council St.

Tickets are $10 per person, for age 21+ only. Food and drink, silent auction, live music by MidLife Crisis. Call 704-630-0481 for tickets and details.

 

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts at Tweetsie Railroad

Blowing Rock — Plan to visit Tweetsie Railroad on Sunday, May 29 to catch a live performance by David Holt and the Lightning Bolts. This well-known group enlivens old-time music with energetic and fun shows at noon and 3 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Both shows are included as part of general park admission.

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts is made up of five musicians with more than ten instruments ranging from banjos to paper bags. The show is filled with humor, stories and authentic American music.

Tweetsie Railroad is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and seven days a week from May 27 through Aug. 21.

On July 4th is the annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Visit Tweetsie.com or call 877.TWEETSIE or see Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tweetsie

 

Lee Street theatre’s 8th Annual New Play Festival 

Lee Street theatre presents six 10-minutes plays on the theme of diversit in its annual new play festival, June 16-18 at 7:30 p.m.

The six 10-minutes plays on the theme of diversity are:

The Facts Of Life by Tom Bennett;

Forbidden Love by Mark Cornell;

Meeting Mr. Right by Stephen Deghelder;

Proper Business Ettiquete by Henry W. Kimmel;

Alexis, A Lexus by Steven Miller;

Don’t Bleed On Me by Andy Rassler.

Tickets are $15+tax at www.leestreet.org/tickets or 704-310-5507. All performances at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts at Tweetsie Railroad

Blowing Rock — Plan to visit Tweetsie Railroad on Sunday, May 29 to catch a live performance by David Holt and the Lightning Bolts. This well-known group enlivens old-time music with energetic and fun shows at noon and 3 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Both shows are included as part of general park admission.

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts is made up of five musicians with more than ten instruments ranging from banjos to paper bags. The show is filled with humor, stories and authentic American music.

Tweetsie Railroad is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and seven days a week from May 27 through Aug. 21.

On July 4th is the annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Visit Tweetsie.com or call 877.TWEETSIE or see Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tweetsie

 

 

Armed Forces Day at MRV  

gold hill — Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse, 486 John Morgan Road, will host Armed Forces Day at MRV on May 21, honoring all military and benefitting Operation Enduring Warrior.

At 11:45 a.m. is the Marine Color Guard presentation singing of the national anthem. At 12:30 p.m. the Bonnie Allyn Band takes to the Arbor Stage and at 4 p.m. Motel Soap performs at the Pavilion.

Admission is $5 cash; military and kids under 12 free. Bring your own chair.

Call 704-639-0911 or visit www.morganridgevineyards.com for more information.

Family Day At Happy’s Farm postponed to May 28

Happy’s Farm, 985 Parks Road, will be dedicating two new farm attractions to local veterans on Saturday, May 28, and the park will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Salute to Freedom Tunnel and Rodney’s Train Depot will be dedicated and all proceeds go to Happy’s Farm HERO Veteran Project.

For more information, contact www.happysfarm.org or call 704-279-5268.

 

Rowan Rose Show

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Rowan Rose Society’s 57th annual Rose Show will be held in the former J.C. Penney building at 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Previously, the Rose Show has been open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This year, the Show will be open on Saturday afternoon only, so please plan to atten on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Show will feature hundreds of rose blooms including the large flowered hybrid teas that everyone loves as well as new varieties, fragrant old roses and miniature roses. A special display will contain award winners from each class, including Queen of the Show.

Since this is a Carolina District Show, there will be exhibitors from all parts of North Carolina and South Carolina. This wide variety of roses offers an excellent opportunity to select favorites to grow in your own garden. Society members will be present to advise on best practices for gorwing roses. Membership in the Rowan Rose Society, normally $20, will be available at half price.

In addition to displays of individual roses, a large selection will be devoted to a variety of beautiful flower arrangements emphasizing the use of roses.

All area rose growers are welcome to enter roses between 5:30 and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

At the close of the Show on Saturday, show roses will be sold with proceeds to benefit the American Rose Society. For more information, call Clyde Harriss at  704-633-7024.

 

PPT announces youth musical auditions

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 31-June 1

4:30 and 5:30 p.m. by appointment only

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Show dates  July 14-23

Only 25 spots per time slot.

To sign up call 704-633-5471

Piedmont Players Theatre is holding youth auditions for the “The Wizard Of Oz” May 31 and June 1.  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.  Performer should prepare 16 bars from the song of their choice.  Must bring sheet music.   Performers will be taught a brief dance routine, so please dress accordingly. Visit www.PiedmontPlayers.com for character descriptions.

 

‘Charlotte Squawks: 12 Angry Hens’

CHARLOTTE — What is “Charlotte Squawks?” It’s Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets the Queen City.

Celebrating the twelfth edition of Squawks, 12 Angry Hens, the creative team of Mike Collins and Brian Kahn collaborate with the area’s most talented performers to parody current issues in pop culture, sports, life and politics, both local and national.

June 2-26 at the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Prices begin at $24.50. Visit www.blumenthalarts.org/events for details.

 

Meet exhibing artists Saturday at The Galleries

CONCORD — Meet Sudie Rakusin and Maureen Collins, two of the artists whose works are included in the Wanderlust exhibition Saturday, May 21, at The Galleries, beginning at 2 p.m.

Wanderlust, which closes on May 21, explores worlds, real and imaginary, through works by nine artists. The Galleries are located at 65 Union St. S., Concord. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

 

Community meetings continue

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.

These opportunities continue through August. See salisburync.gov/

 

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