Roundabout — What’s Happening June 2-8

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2016

Music & more 

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. salisbury swing band

Tribute to Elvis ‘56 Tour — 8-10 p.m. Thursday, June 16: Lexington celebrates the 60th anniversary of when Elvis toured the south and performed at the Lexington YMCA in 1956. Featuring Cody Ray Slaughter, David Fontana, Hillbilly Katz, Samantha Arrowood Chambliss. Edward C. Smith Civic Center. Tickets $25-$79 at the Lexington Visitor Center, 336-236-4218, 2 N. Main St.,

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord — 6-9 p.m. June 16: Main Stage Jim Quick & Coastline. North Stage Pluto for Planet • July 21: Main Stage Fantastic Shakers. North Stage Jay Mathey Band • Aug.   18: Main Stage Band of Oz. North Stage Mike Strauss band • Sept. 15: Main Stage Too Much Sylvia. North Stage Below the Belt.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday • June 25: Motel Soap in outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY.



Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, June 6: “Mr. History” Norris Dearmon and long-time business man New Moon Jung.  A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

Salute A World War II Hero: Doug Parnell —  6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: Parnell, WWII veteran,  served in the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the Army in Europe. Presented by the Lexington Public Library History Hunters Genealogy Club, Lexington Public Library, 602 Main St. Info: or 336-242-2040.

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,

Rowan Museum  — Exhibit transition May 30-June 11: museum closed.

‘Moonshine Over Mount Pleasant’ — 2 p.m. Sunday June 12:  A look at the history of illegal distilling and bootlegging in this area.   Samples of local legal liquors will be served. Sponsored by Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. $3 admission fee.


This & That 

First Friday Downtown — 5-9 p.m.  June 3: Gallery Gallop: Original artwork being created throughout the shops of downtown  • https://downtown

Dunbar High School Class of 1966 reunion — June 3-4: DHS, East Spencer, celebrates 50th class reunion. 6-9 p.m. Friday: Memorial service/ gospel concert at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St. (Long Ferry Road), in remembrance of deceased classmates. Saturday: June 4: Private  activities.

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,

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 4: Second Time Around Band, bring a covered dish. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary June Open House — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4: Learn about summer reading program, check out the sanctuary, learn more about our volunteer program. 220 Grace Church Road,

Horizons Unlimited — • 3-8 p.m. June 11, 2016: local Artisan Fair, $3 per person, special events to be announced. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave.

Carolina automotive swap and show — June 11: At Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive, monthly show through November. Contact carolinaswapand show@ or Facebook.

The Lavender Garden’s second annual Open Field Day — 1-5 p.m. June 11: Vendors and artisans, plus artists on site painting 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,

Summer Reading Program at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary— 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays June 15 through July 20: Bring your own book or select one from our shelf. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Details at

Free events at the Y — • June 15: 3-4 p.m. Diabetes Academy: Medication Education • Noon June 22: Powles Staton Funeral Home presents Veterans program, lunch provided • 2-4 p.m.  June 14: Pat Cohen “Singing the Blues” • All are free. Must  sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June  18: Second Time Around Band, bring a covered dish. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

‘Reading In the Park!’ —  Noon-3 p.m. June 25: Great Women and Men United present favorite children’s storybook characters reading to the children. Cannon Park, 611 Park Ave. Free ice cream, book to take home. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Info: Chariel Dye 738-7077.

First annual She Thang —  6-8:30 p.m. July 16. RSVP by June 30 to Helping women celebrate and support each other. Wear your favorite hat. $5 donation optional. At Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, 1007 E. Innes St.



Comedian of the Year Barry McGee — 6 p.m. Sunday June 12: Christian comedian and musician performing at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church.  McGee  is a NASCAR chaplain and three-time Comedian of the Year. Free admission, love offering.  Light refreshments.   Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave., Kannapolis.



Lee Street theatre’s 8th Annual New Play Festival —  7:30 p.m. June 16-18: Six 10-minutes plays on the theme of diversity: 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  $15+tax at or 704-310-5507. All performances at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

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. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471 or

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

Uwharrie Players present ‘Leap of Faith’ — July 29-Aug. 6: Director/choreographer Tod A. Kubo. Uwharrie Players Clubhouse, 594 E. Main St. Albemarle. For details contact Bradley Eudy,


Kannapolis summer entertainment

June 2: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Chris Marks Band: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 4: Concerts in the Park: National Country artist LoneStar with fireworks: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

June 9: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Stella Rising: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 9: Thursdays on Main – Evening: Midnight Allie: Veterans Park: 6-9 p.m.

June 10: Movies in the Park: Inside Out (PG): Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

June 11: Kannapolis Cruise-In: Downtown: 1-7p.m.

June 16: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Diamond Shaped Daylight: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 18: Concerts in the Park: Throw back to the ’80s & ’90s with Breakfast Club & Gump Fiction: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

June 23: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: Nita B Jazz Trio: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 24: Movies in the Park: The Martian (PG-13): Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

June 25 : Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Downtown: Noon-5 p.m.

June 25: Stories Under the Stars: Flow Circus: Kannapolis Library: 7 p.m.

June 30: Thursdays on Main – Lunch: SoundBarrier: Veterans Park: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 30: Concerts in the Park: Charlotte Symphony with Fireworks: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.



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.

Summer Breakfast at Cleveland Lions Club Den  — 7-11 a.m., Saturday June 11: Cemetery St, Cleveland. By donation. Benefits visually impaired. Info: Butch Clements, 704-278-0661.

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

BBQ chicken luncheon —  June 18, 11 a.m.-until.  St Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 4401 St Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Contact 704-279-3768. All proceeds go for repairs needed at the church or family center.

Friends- of the Symphony’s Swings ‘fore’ Strings — 1 p.m. June 24: Golf tournament, Country Club of Salisbury. Proceeds go to the Symphony’s After-School Strings Program. Call Angie 704-431-4447 or Lyndia 705-762-9820.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3: Sip Into Summer Wine Tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon Distributing.  $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 — Summer hours: open on Thursdays through September. Tasting room Thursday-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.

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

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 Tom Williams • Saturday Night Hot Spot 6 p.m. until, live music • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Colton Sherrill • Wednesday 6 p.m. painting class hosted by Melody Martin. RSVP to 704-314-5037 or email • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. —9:30 p.m.  Friday: 9 Day Trip performs for the first time • 9:30 p.m.   Saturday Off The Record 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



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.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. June 25: 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. Questions? 828-231-5037 or

2016 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — July 1: Thresher’s Reunion and Southeast Thresher’s Queen Scholarship Pageant at Denton FarmPark, n FarmPark is located 17 miles from Lexington off NC Hwy 47 and 17 miles from Asheboro off NC Hwy 49. Info  at



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

Beginning Quilting —  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Thursday, June 30: 9 Patch Quilt class at Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.  $10. Fabric, quilting tools, pattern will be furnished. Bring sewing machine and extra needles, straight pins, thread and scissors. Basic sewing skills recommended. Preregister at 704-633-7862 or

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

May through August: 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.

Salisbury AARP —12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Annual cookout with hot dogs and trimmings. Speaker  Craig Roe from Penrod Mobility Aids. Bring a non-perishable food for Rowan Helping Ministries. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Trans Conversation — 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Educational forum at Salisbury Business Center,  301 S. Main St., free admission. An opportunity to ask experts questions about transgender and the transgender community.

Free ‘AuthorsTalk’ — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June  4:  Sponsored by Friends of Davie County Public Library. Refreshments at 10 a.m. followed by authors’ chat or presentation. Includes fiction and non-fiction for juveniles (11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and adults (10:30-11 a.m.). 371 N. Main St., Mocksville, 336-293-3477. Full schedule at


Home & Garden

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

Salisbury Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Visitor’s Center (next to New Sarum Brewery/across from the bus station)

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

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 info, site addresses on Facebook or 336-210-5365.



Outreach Christian Ministries — 7 p.m.  Saturday June 4: Auditions for upcoming performances at Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 West Horah St.  All levels of experience are encouraged. Info Linda Hunt, 704-754-1709 or email

23rd annual Renaissance Festival auditions— 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays June 18 and 25: Actors, entertainers, musicians, performers, colorful personalities of all types needed to  inhabit the Festival’s make-believe Village of Fairhaven. Auditions at Cannon School,  5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Festival dates are Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 1-Nov. 20. See details at

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



Salisbury Parks and Recreation hosts Movies in the Park — Fridays. Entertainment starts 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 • June 10: Aladdin • June 24: Home • July 8: Penguins of Madagascar • July 22: The Good Dinosaur • Aug.   5: Minions • See

RPL Family Movie Series — Free popcorn and  lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury). • June 7: Remember the Titans (PG) • June 14: The 5th Wave (PG13) • June 21: Secretariat (PG) • June 28: The Mighty Ducks (PG) • July 5: Cool Runnings (PG) • July 12: 42 (PG13) • July 19: Iron Will (PG) • July 26: Invictus (PG13) • Aug. 2: Stick It (PG) • Aug. 9: Ice Castles (PG13) 2 p.m. Wednesdays at South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 6: The Might Ducks (PG) • July 13: Cool Runnings (PG) • July 20: Iron Will (PG) • July 27: Ice Castles (PG13)



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.

Gallery Gallop at Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Friday, 5-9 p.m.: Fine frame gallery hosts  sculptor Billy Russell,  aratist and painter Mark Brincefield (Mook) and painter Leslie Hudson Tolles for First Friday’s art event. 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,

Rowan County: Painting in All Directions — June 1-30: Paintings by Plein Air Carolina members exhibited at Rowan County Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Local artists  Carolyn Blackman, Barbara Duffy, Harold Frontz, Leslie Frontz, Rachel Lee, Cathy Matthews, Don Moore,  Phyllis Steimel , Beth Taft. Stop into the library to vote for your favorite painting. The Public Choice winner will be announced at the end of June. Info at Plein Air Carolina,

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. — “We Have Music” exhibit running through the month of June. Open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964,

Salisbury Business Center —   “Friends and Family” through Aug. 1: Student artists from Salisbury Art Station plus Guy Raymond, Bailey Wingler, Patt Legg, Hope Holmes, Amber Poteat, Mark Riley, Sue McHugh, Ethan Strickland, Don Moore, Keyth Kars, more.  301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness

2016 Carolina Artists Expo —  10 a.m.-4 pm. Friday, Aug. 19 and  10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19: Free exhibit featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil, pastel, pen & ink, charcoal, collage, mixed media, submitted by local North Carolina artists, at the Salisbury Civic Center. 1204 Martin Luther King Junior Ave. • Opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. Aug.  18. All works for sale. Info at 704-633-2852

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 3 : A reception hosted by Community Care of Southern Piedmont •   Friday, June 10: Informal gallery talks with the artists at 5 followed by reception from 6-8 p.m.  to meet and honor VAE (Visual Art Exchange of Raleigh)  member artists and this year’s Dare To Imagine winner • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882,

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — The Wanderlust exhibition explores worlds, real and imaginary. 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,

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville —  Three Mooresville Arts painters exhibiting in June: Liz Rosier, Gail Black Linda Fossum. Opening reception at the Depot Friday, June 10 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 704-663-6661,



Travel with the YMCA — •  June 7: Shatley Springs, Fresno churches, Cheese Factory and store, $50 members $60 others;  includes lunch/transportation • July 29: Charlotte Women’s Show, 9  a.m. $25 members, $30 others • Sept. 13: Butterfly Farm • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Info at 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.


Call for pageant contestants 

2016 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — The 2016 Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion and Southeast Thresher’s Queen Scholarship Pageant seek contestants for the July 1 pageant at Denton FarmPark, 17 miles from Lexington. Winner receives $2000 scholarship, more.  Deadline is June 17. Rules and information at 1-800-458-2755 or email or online at


Call for vendors

Carolina automotive swap and show — Next show June 11, monthly shows through November. Vendors $20, admission $5. Held at Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive. Car -truck-motorcycle parts, related items such as vintage toys, model cars, diecast, hotwheels, classic advertising signs, oil and gas memorabilia, magazines, bikes, anything with wheels. Contact carolinaswap or Facebook.

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

CFA themed gallery exhibit — Center for Faith & the Arts’ themed gallery exhibit entitled “Sorrow: The Art of Dying, Death, and Grief”  in conjunction with Sacred Spaces Tour of area cemeteries. Artists may submit works on this theme for inclusion in the exhibit.  Deadline Aug. 19.  Exhibit dates Sept. 22-Nov. 11. Details and submission guidelines at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.  or

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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