Roundabout — What’s Happening May 19-25

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

This & That 

Annual Rose Show in new location — 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 (one day only) : Int he former J.C. Penny buidling, West End Plaza. Area rose growers are invited to enter roses between 5:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning. Information: Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.

Salisbury Altrusa Club 4th Annual Summer Reading Festival — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 21: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. All children age 12 and under receive a free book. Info at 704-636-6925.

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 — Friday-Saturday, May 20 and 21 at 8 pm.  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.

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.

Armed Forces Day at MRV — May 21: Honoring all military and benefitting Operation Enduring Warrior. $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,

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.

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.

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.

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 or 704-216-7734 to reserve your spot.

National Senior Health And Fitness Fair — Thursday, May 26 from 11 am-1  pm.  Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave., 704-216-7701. Come to a fitness fair in honor of Senior Health and Fitness Day.  You will have an opportunity to speak with several different companies about concerns or questions that affect seniors and their health.  Blood pressure screenings, chair massages, medicine review, hearing screenings, and more. Class demonstrations of Gentle Yoga, Gentle Beginner Exercise, and Tai Chi will be available.  For those planning to participate in demonstration classes, please plan to wear comfortable clothing and supportive shoes.  Also join us at 1 p.m. and play a round of seated chair volleyball in the Fitness Annex.

Salute to Freedom: Family Day at Happy’s Farm — MOVED TO MAY 28: 9 a.m.-1 p.m May 21: Dedicating two new farm attractions to local veterans. The Salute to Freedom Tunnel and Rodney’s Train Depot at 11 a.m. Free admission, veterans receive free hotdog and drink. $5 children’s wristbands available. Drawing for four passes to Great Wolf Lodge at 12:45 a.m. All proceeds go to Happy’s Farm HERO Veteran Project. Happy’s Farm, 985 Parks Road, or 704-279-5268.

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. groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

First Friday Events downtown— 5-9 p.m. June 3: Gallery Gallop. Experience and enjoy original artwork being created throughout downtown. See Facebook or visit Downtown

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,

The Lavender Garden’s second annual Open Field Day — June 11, from 1-5 p.m.: Vendors and artisans, plus artists on site paintong the blooms. Free, open to the public. New this year, shade garden with picnic tables and benches. Dress comfortably, bring sun umbrella, picnic basket, lawn chairs. The Lavender Garden, 399 B. Leazer Road, 704-857-3220,



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. or 704-310-5507.

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.

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. Tickets  $15+tax at or 704-310-5507, 329 N. Lee St.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘The Wizard Of Oz’— July 14-23: Live stage musical. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or

PPT presents ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — July 28-Aug. 6: 10 hard-luck Texans under a scorching sun for days on end fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Tickets on sale July 18. Adults $18. students/seniors $15. 704-633-5471 or


Music & more 

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturdays: Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY • May 28: Live House • June 25: Motel Soap • July 30: The Trongone Band • Aug. 27: Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers • Sept. 24: Big Break • Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love.

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.


Kannapolis free summer entertainment

May Concerts & Events

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.



Piedmont Players Theatre’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Broadway Star- David Larsen — Friday and Saturday, reception begins 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Very limited seating for this exclusive event. To reserve your seats call 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.-6 p.m. May 21: $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.

Worship & Praise Night 2016 — Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.: Collection of local Christian vocalists. Free admission. Proceeds of love offering benefit the Robbins family, about to adopt a child from China. First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St.

JCPrice Post 107 annual Memorial Week celebration — May 27-June 4. 97th American Legion Anniversary. Annual event with carnival rides, a midway, memorial services for veterans, Gospel sings, raffles, more. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Info 704-636-2950. 97th American Legion Anniversary

–May 27-June 4. Annual event with carnival rides, a midway, memorial services for veterans, Gospel sings, raffles, more.

–May 29:​ ​Special program: 11 a.m. Post everlasting services for departed veterans, at White Rock AME Zion Church, Granite Quarry

— May 30, 31 and June 1: Gospel Fest 6-9 p.m. with emcee Roland Carter.

–May 28: at 8 a.m., Flags placed on graves at National Cemetery, breakfast follows

–May 30: 10 .m. Flags placed at Brenner Ave. cemetery at the VA

–June 2: Raffle for bicycle and electronic devices with the purchase of a wristaband for midway rides

–June 2-4: Rides on the midway by TC amusements.

–Entertainment amd music at the​ ​Post​ auditorium 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

— Community vendors on the midway: food, snacks, novelties, photo booths, 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

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. Sponsorships available and donations accepted if you do not wish to play. 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 20: George Washington Wine Tasting with Phil Murray of Country Vintner. Taste the wines George loved to drink including Madeira, Bordeaux, and cider. $5/person • 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 Samantha Gabrielle & Friends, a mix of Bluegrass, Americana, Gospel and Old Time.  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: Open mic nite. Free. 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 Dalton Rowland• Saturday Night Hot Spot 6 p.m. until, live music  • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Ed Blankenship • 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: Bending Fate  • 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



Haulers on Union — 5 p.m. today, 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. 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.



Painting on reflective surfaces with The Carolina Artists — Thursday, May 19 at 7: p.m., Rufty Holmes Center. Artist Janet Isenhour demonstrates using alcohol based transparent colors. Free, visitors welcome.

Wine & Paint with Melody Martin — Friday, June 3  at 6 p.m.: How to paint hydrangeas at Carolina Lily. $30 includes all materials and instruction, and a little vino.Pre-register by emailing, or calling Carolina Lily, 314 Depot St., or 704 639 0033,

Improving Your Digital Photography — Thursdays beginning June 2: Registration 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 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 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.


Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson; also on first Saturdays ( June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3) 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 or 336-210-5365.



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.

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,

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

Auditions for Diversity — May 23-24 at 7 p.m.: Featuring six 10-minutes plays on the theme of diversity. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. No experience necessary. Visit for details on available roles. Performance dates June 16-18. A digital copy of the scripts can be acquired by emailing

PPT Youth auditions For ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ — May 31-June 1 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. by appointment only: 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 ‘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. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available for purchase. • May 27: Inside Out. See complete schedule at



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. 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. — Featuring paintings and pastels by Cara Reische,  Paintings by Guy Raymond, Phyllis Steimel and Kenneth Koskela. 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,

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

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882,



Travel with the YMCA — •  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

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 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,

5th annual Chickweed — 3-11 p.m. July 23: Art and craft vendors for Chickweed, Celebrating Indestructible Women, at the Trolley Barn. All proceeds support Family Crisis Council’s work with battered women and battered women’s shelter. Contact Nancy Gaines,

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

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

Hickory Oktoberfest — Oct. 7-9: Seeks musicians/bands between ages 12-25. The Best of the Best local Teen Talent. To apply, send bio, picture, music to Tony Eltora, Include name, address, email address,phone number. Parental consent necessary. Email info@downtown or visit

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

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 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

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