Arts & Entertainment news June 9-15

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2016

Heirloom Garden Tour and Tea benefits cystic fibrosis research

Drop in between 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the garden of Heath R. Van Wagenberg, 1616 Emerald St.

There will be entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $5, available at Anne Roland Furniture, Barnhardt Jewelers, Pottery 101, Windsor Gallery and at the event.

Proceeds benefit Helen Brown’s Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund.

Raindate is June 25.


City of Salisbury hosts Movies in the Park

Friday: Entertainemtn 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 • June 10: Aladdin • See

RPL Tuesday Family Movie Series

Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury). • June 14: The 5th Wave. or Headquarters, 704-216-8256.


South Salisbury new station dedication and open house

Sunday, June 12, 2-5 p.m., Fire Station, 3207 Old Concord Road

The public is invited to attend the new fire station dedication and open house of the South Salisbury Fire Department to be held on Sunday, June 12 from 2-5 p.m.

Opening remarks, recognition of individuals and a traditional fire hose “uncoupling” ceremony will be held starting at 2 p.m. Station tours, children’s activities and refreshments will be offered following the dedication.

2016 is also an important year as it marks the 65th anniversary of SSFD’s service to the community.


OCT presents the world premiere of ‘A Foot and a Half’ starting Friday

CONCORD — Performance dates June 10-19. Written by Andy Rassler. Karen Meadows is rushed to the emergency room after a hit-and-run accident. While her family waits and hopes for her recovery we see Karen before her accident, and they all remember poignant, funny and meaningful times of their lives together.

Tickets are $20 at or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW. Visit www.oldcourt for details.


Mud Bog Sprint coming to the fairgrounds

Coming June 25 to the Rowan County Fairgrounds: Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series ATV/UTV Mud Bog Sprint. Heat races are $25 per class to race the track and /or mud pit.

Heat races begin at 3 p.m. and the main event is 7 p.m. Kids race free in the 50 cc class. Admission is $10 (age 4 and over), age 3 and under get in free. There will be food and other vendors on site. Call 704-791-6317 for more information or email


Deadline Friday for Faith Idol 2016 

FAITH — Applications available at in three categories • Age 12 and under • Age 13-19 • Age 19 and over. Prizes in each division are: 1st place $300; 2nd $200; 3rd $100. Show dates are June 29-30-July 1 with finals on July 4. With questions, email


The Lavender Garden’s second annual Open Field Day

From 1 to 5 p.m. on June 11, vendors,  artisans and artists will be on site. New this year is a shade garden with picnic tables and benches. Dress comfortably, bring sun umbrella, picnic basket, lawn chairs. There is no admission charge. The Lavender Garden is at 399 B. Leazer Road. Call 704-857-3220 or visit

Kannapolis summer entertainment series

Kannapolis — June 9: Thursdays on Main lunch edition with Stella Rising at Veterans Park, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 9: Thursdays on Main evening edition with Midnight Allie (left) at Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m.

June 10: Movies in the Park showing Inside Out at Village Park, 8:45 p.m.

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

No pets or smoking and no children under 18 unsupervised by a parent or guardian. All events are free.


Old Rowan Fiber Guild hosts program on lace


The Old Rowan Fiber Guild meets 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, June 20 at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.  This month, members of the Golden Bobbins will be presenting a program on making Needle Lace. Lace is fascinating and beautiful. And before modern machinery, it was a time consuming art. Lace was so complex to make and took so long to produce that it was sometimes more expensive than jewels to adorn your clothing. Wearing large quantities of lace was a way of flaunting your wealth.   The delicacy and intricacy of old hand made lace is amazing. While many people are familiar with crocheted, tatted, and knitted lace the oldest forms of lace making are needle lace and bobbin lace.  The Golden Bobbins will be sharing the history of needle lace and walking us through a simple project. Materials fee will be charged. TBD but not more than $5. They are still putting the kits together. The Golden Bobbins are a group of lace makers dedicated to all of the textile arts concerning lace. Our members make bobbin lace, knit, weave, tat, crochet, spin, quilt, embroider, etc. The Golden Bobbins are based in Charlotte and their Northern Branch meets monthly at the China Grove library.


Call for dragon boat teams


Dragon boating is coming back to Rowan County on July 30 for the third annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations are encouraged to join in the festivities by forming a team for this event on High Rock Lake. This sport is team-building at its finest and forming a team is easy. High Five Dragon Boat will provide each team with all the necessary equipment (boat, paddles, life vests) and teach your team how to paddle during an introductory practice session (included in the team registration fee). Gather 20 of your co-workers, friends and/or family members and register your team today. Event proceeds rain or shine. There is plenty of cover to get out of the rain or the sun! To register or for more information, visit


Pro Wakeboard Tour

MOORESVILLE — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by ZF Marine, the longest-running professional wakeboard and wakesurf circuit in the industry, is coming to Stumpy Creek on Lake Norman.

Mooresville is the only stop in this year’s tour allowing fans aboard wake boats, runabouts, pontoons and party barges to line the competition course and be face-to-face with the all the action. The event is open to the public on June 18 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. at Stumpy Creek on Lake Norman, at 160 Stumpy Creek Road. Advance discount tickets are available at $5 per person, and tickets purchased at the gate will be $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 12. Visit for information, schedule and tickets. Photo by Bill Doster Photography LLC


‘Moonshine Over Mount Pleasant’ 


MT PLEASANT — The sun may be out, but there will be “ Moonshine Over Mount Pleasant” on Sunday June 12, at 2 p.m. Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society member Vickey Cline will look at the history of illegal distilling and bootlegging in this area. The German settlers in Eastern Cabarrus felt that wines and liquors from fruits, which fermented naturally, were acceptable. This was in contrast to the Scots-Irish neighbors, who brought their heritage of harder liquors distilled from grain. In 1904, the state of North Carolina passed the Dispensary Act requiring a doctor’s prescription for liquor. Local doctors’ ledgers show a lot patients suddenly developed illnesses requiring liquor! In the 1920s local moonshining increased as the textile mills brought in unskilled labor from the mountains. Cline will share stories of local men who engaged in distilling, from prominent farmer Peter J. Lentz who sold a gallon of cherry brandy to Lutheran minister Samuel Rothrock — Rothrock recorded he received the ministerial discount — to the story of the “accidental” moonshiner, a young boy who was left to tend the fire when the law happened to raid them. Cline states that many local moonshiners and bootleggers were very well thought of in the community. One was known to hold an annual Christmas party for children. He was caught once when his pet monkey revealed his hiding place. Distilling has seen a rebirth in Cabarrus County. Samples of local legal liquors will be served. The ECHS Museum is located at 1100 N. Main St. in Mt. Pleasant. There is a $3 admission fee for non-members.



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