Roundabout — What’s Happening June 9-15

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2016


OCT presents the World Premiere of ‘A Foot and a Half’ — Performance dates June 10-19: 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 $20 at or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt

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: The Facts Of Life by Tom Bennett, Forbidden Love by Mark Cornell, Meeting Mr. Right by Stephen Deghelder, Proper Business Etiquette 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.


Music & more 

11th annual Nashville On The Lake — 6 p.m., concessions open, 7-10 p.m. free concert with The Country Music Legends Band. Boy Scouts from St. Matthews Church selling hotdogs and hamburgers. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Free parking. You can also come by boat. 2585 Clark Road, just behind Tamarac Marina.

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. 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. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY

Donna Hughes in free concert — 5:30 p.m. June 25: Donna Hughes live in concert at Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, 336-861-1414. For age 21+. See



The 2016 July-December pull-out-and-keep Community Calendar section will publish June 27 in the Salisbury Post. 

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

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,

Reed Gold Mine — 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Saturday, June 18: From Mercenary to Miner: “It’s Revolutionary!” Dr. Gary Freeze examines why Germans settled in Cabarrus County, rifle and cannon demonstrations and artillery and musket demonstrations throughout the day. Reed Gold Mine is located in southeastern Cabarrus County 12 miles SE of Concord. Admission info at 704-721-4653 or email

Kannapolis summer entertainment

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

June Concerts & Events

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.


This & That 

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 pm. Friday-Saturday June 10 and 11: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orb; in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

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.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. June 11 and every second Saturday. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

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. 399 B. Leazer Road, 704-857-3220,

South Salisbury FD new station dedication and open house — 2-5 p.m Sunday, June 12: Traditional fire hose “uncoupling” ceremony, station tours, children’s activities, refreshments. Fire Station, 3207 Old Concord Road, 704-637-387.

Program at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary— 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays June 15 through July 20: Bring your own book or select from our shelf. 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.

Summer street dance in Faith — 7-11 p.m. June 25: The Town of Faith’s annual street dance featuring live music by The Swashtones.

Summer Reading ‘Reading In the Park!’ — Noon-3 p.m. June 25:  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. By Great Women and Men United. Info: Chariel Dye 738-7077.

Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series — June 25 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds: Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series, ATV/UTV Mud Bog Sprint. Heat races $25 per class to race the track and /or mud pit. Heat races begin 3 p.m., main event 7 p.m. Kids race free in the 50 cc class. Admission $10 for age 4 and over. Info 704-791-6317 or email

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

Downtown Salisbury Inc hosts second Slide the City — July 9: “Slide the Other Side” is on North Main Street plus block party. Get tickets at with Promo Code SALISBURY16. Info:

Third annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat races — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30: High Rock Lake, rRain or shine. Details at



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.

Heirloom Garden Tour and Tea — Drop in 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11: Entertainment, refreshments, door prizes. Tickets $5, available at Anne Roland Furniture, Barnhardt Jewelers, Pottery 101, Windsor Gallery and also at the event. At the garden of Heath R. Van Wagenberg, 1616 Emerald St. Proceeds benefit Helen Brown’s Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund. Raindate Saturday June 25.

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.

Gospel tailgate event — 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18: Gospel singing begins 12:30 p.m., liturgical dance, children’s play area with inflatable, face painting, story telling. Community Garden/Myers Park, 3760 Woodleaf Barber Road, Cleveland. Rain date June 25. Sponsored by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Contact Rachel Hunter at 704-637-7192 or or Courtney Hunter at

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.



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


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10: French Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street 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,

Summerdaze Band at Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 11: Part of 2016 Summer Concert Series at MRV Pavilion. Purchase tickets through June 10. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, Ticket info at 704-639-0911 or

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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Music by 7th Vessel and Scarred. 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.  • Friday: Open mic 7-10 p.m. a • Saturday Night Hot Spot 6 p.m. until, live music • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m.  • 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: Common Ground Band • 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



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 Recurring Sept. 24, Oct. 29. Free

2016 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — July 1: Thresher’s Reunion and Southeast Thresher’s Queen Scholarship Pageant at Denton FarmPark, 17 miles from Lexington. Info at



Needle Lace program— 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, June 20: This month’s program at The Olde Rowan Fiber Guild is on Needle Lace. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. There will be a small materials fee for this program.

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. 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 – AUG 2016

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.



Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, corner of Fisher and Jackson.

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.



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 14: The 5th Wave • June 21: Secretariat • June 28: The Mighty Ducks • July 5: Cool Runnings • July 12: 42 • July 19: Iron Will • July 26: Invictus • Aug. 2: Stick It • Aug. 9: Ice Castles.

ALSO • 2 p.m. Wednesdays at South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 6: The Might Ducks • July 13: Cool Runnings • July 20: Iron Will • July 27: Ice Castles.



Remeber to vote for your plein air favorite — “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. Stop in to vote for your favorite painting. The Public Choice winner will be announced at the end of June. Info at Plein Air Carolina,

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. — 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. — “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

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 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,



Day trip to Shatley Springs — Saturday, July 23: Sponsored by Seniors of New Zion Baptist Church. For age 55+. For details call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

Travel with the YMCA — • 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@

The New Cherokee Casino — Sept. 24: Bus trip to the new casino in Murphy. Leave old Salisbury Mall at 7 a.m. sharp. Cost $45 with $20 given back. Sponsored by the Eloganze Social Club. Reservations: Lynda 704-310-8888 or Robin 704-706-8376 or any cl ub member.

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 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.

Gospel tailgate event — 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18: Gospel singing, liturgical dance, children’s area. Tailgate space $20/ non-food vendor space $40. Community Garden/Myers Park, 3760 Woodleaf Barber Road, Cleveland. Rain date June 25. Sponsored by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Contact Rachel 704-637-7192 or or Courtney

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,

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — June 25, Sept. 24, Oct. 29: All forms of family friendly arts and culture welcome. Vendors register: http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts. 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 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 June 17. Rules and information at 1-800-458-2755 or email or online at


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 dragon boat teams

July 30: Third annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local community groups, associations compete in 20-man teams in this High Rock Lake team-building event. High Five Dragon Boat provides equipment plus lesson.


Call for volunteers 

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

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — June 25, Sept. 24, Oct. 29: Festival of family friendly arts and culture. 828-231-5037 or

Kannapolis 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.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, or email

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.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@

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