Arts & entertainment news May 26-June 1

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2016

JCPrice Post 107 Annual Memorial Week Celebration 

JCPrice Post 107’s annual Memorial Week celebration, commemorating the 97th American Legion Anniversary, is May 27-June 4. This annual event features carnival rides, a midway, memorial services for veterans, Gospel sings, raffles and more.

Schedule of events:

• 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

The Post is located at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. For more information, call 704-636-2950.


Artists reception tonight at SBC

The Salisbury Business Center collaborates with local artists to display artwork in a variety of mediums. A reception will be held this evening, May 26, from 6-8 p.m., at the Center, free and open to the public through Aug. 1.

Artists showcasing their artwork include 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.

All artwork is available for purchase from the artists.

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


Salisbury Parks and Recreation hosts Movies in the Park beginning Friday

On Fridays this summer, the popular summer series Movies in the Park returns. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 8 p.m., the movie at 9 p.m.

This free family movie night is held at City Park on Lake Drive. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Concessions will be available for purchase.

• May 27: Inside Out • June 10: Aladdin • June 24: Home • July 8: Penguins of Madagascar • July 22: The Good Dinosaur • Aug. 5: Minions • See for more information.


First Friday, June 3 at  6 p.m. Wine & Paint with Melody Martin

Who doesn’t love hydrangeas? Especially now, when many are in bloom. Come paint your own so you can have them year round. Melody will offer instruction at  6 p.m. Friday, June 3. The class includes all materials and instruction plus a little vino, for $30. Pre-register at Carolina Lily, 314 Depot St., or 704 639 0033 or


Waterworks presents ‘525,600 MINS. — Time and Place’

Waterworks in partnership with The Community Care of Southern Piedmont will present two exhibitions that dovetail to explore the twin concepts of time and “our place in the word,” a juried group show, sourced thorough an open call to artists and a public conversation wall.

The wall was inspired by New Orleans’s artist Candy Chang who, following the sudden and unexpected death of a dear friend, needed a way to cope with her loss and bring clarity. With the help of friends she turned the side of an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard, and stenciled it with a fill-in-the-blank sentence: “Before I die, I want to…” Little did she know the magnitude of responses and the positive impact on communities across the globe it would create. Since the original wall was erected in 2009, more than 400 walls have been created in over 25 languages and in over 60 countries.

Waterworks will create four Before I Die engagement walls installed within the gallery spaces at the art center. The goal of the public response wall is not only to provide a space for visitors to share personal aspirations, but additionally serve as a platform for education and conversation around Advance Directives (individual advance care planning).

Six or up to seven Before I Die public response depositories will be constructed and placed in high traffic facilities in Rowan and Cabarrus counties, including two local hospitals, a public library, and three college campuses. Responses will be collected and brought to the gallery and featured in a special display.

See for more details.


Friday night dance at the Carolina Danceland — Doors open 6 p.m., music 7:30-10:30 p.m. May 27. Classic Country, ol’ time R&R and maybe even a little bluegrass. 4740 New Hwy 64 East, Lexington NC (Exit 96 off I85). Featuring Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band.

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