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Roundabout — What’s Happening June 16-22

Music & more 

Subject to Change —  6:30 p.m. Friday Night Bluegrass with the band Subject to Change, at CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland. 704-278-4070.

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. www.concorddowntown.com

An Evening with Mark O’Connor — 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23: The North Carolina Bluegrass Association and Rowan Public Library present Mark O’Connor on at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 www.salisburync.gov/play or 704-216-PLAY • July 30: The Trongone Band • Aug. 27: Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers • Sept. 24: Big Break • Oct. 29: Big Daddy Love.

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 www.zimmermanvineyards.net/

 

Theater

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 www.leestreet.org/tickets or 704-310-5507. All performances at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

OCT’s world premiere of ‘A Foot and a Half’ — Through June 19. Written by Andy Rassler. Karen Meadows is rushed to the emergency room after a hit-and-run accident. $20 at Showtix4u.com or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

 

History 

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. Reed Gold Mine is located in southeastern Cabarrus County 12 miles SE of Concord. Admission info at 704-721-4653 or email reed@ncdcr.gov

History on Tap Event number 2 — 6-8 p.m. July 14: New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N. Lee St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/education/preservation-awards-3

RSVP early for 2016 Night At The Museums Event — 4:30  p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13:  The second annual “Night at the Museums” event hosted by Rowan Museum and the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum,  event includes trolley ride, tour of both museums, meeting a variety of interactive charters and a buffet dinner.  Information at www.SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com or 704-762-9359.

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours

 

Kannapolis summer entertainment

Visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/  for full schedule.

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 

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 17: Live music by Second Time Around Band. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

N&W Class J #611 Locomotive returns — June 17-19 and July 2-4: A variety of events surround the return of the Class J #611 locomotive to the N.C. Transportation Museum, including At the Throttle rides, Jump Seat Cab rides, Caboose train rides with the #611 and more. www.nctrans.org

Second annual Fire Truck Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18: Gathering of antique and classic fire trucks, fire fighting equipment, demonstrations, more by local and regional fire departments and fire truck collecting friends. Regular N.C. Transportation Museum admission applies for exhibits and on site train ride. www.nctrans.org

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.

Fifth annual NSMA Sports Book Festival — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19: NY Times best-selling author Bob Ryan, plus Hal McCoy, Mike Sielski, Terry Tibbetts meet and greet. Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St.,  704-630-9788 , www.literarybookpost.com/

Grand opening of new Rowan County Veteran’s Service Office —June 21: West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Suite A-2, 704-216-8138.

Free program at the Y — • Noon, June 22: Powles Staton Funeral Home presents Veterans program, lunch provided. Free, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Boy Scout Rail Camp — June 23-25: Largest event of its type in the nation, now offered in two separate sessions, Summer and Fall. Includes three days/two nights spent on the N.C. Transportation Museum grounds. Info: Lucas Safrit 704-636-2889 ext. 258. www.nctrans.org

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 pm. Friday-Saturday, June24 and 25: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

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: 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.

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 bluelinecreative@outlook.com

First annual She Thang — 6-8:30 p.m. July 16: RSVP by June 30 to cristalmooreking@gmail.com. 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.

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 www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

 

Fundraisers 

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 ofrowancountync.org

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 rhunterres@aol.com or Courtney Hunter at huntercg1986@gmail.com

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 17: Summer Dry Rosé Wine Tasting with Stephanie.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22: German Beer Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. $10/person, RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse —  486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, Ticket info at 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyards.com

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 www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglas vineyardswines.com or Facebook.

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

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 the band Subject to Change. 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

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 • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: The Hess Family Band. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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. • Saturday Night Hot Spot 6 p.m. until, live music • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Nashville Punk • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

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

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel • 9:30 p.m. Saturday:  Right Turn Clyde  • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

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

 

Festivals

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. www.waynehenderson.org

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 kannapolisarts@gmail.com Recurring Sept. 24, Oct. 29. Free

 

Classes

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. Details, preregistration at 704-633-7862 or sunnydayschapter @gmail.com

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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@gmail.com

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. www.PattLegg.net

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org 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, www.pottery-101.com

Center for Faith and the Arts — www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

 

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.

 

Auditions

23rd annual Renaissance Festival — 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 Carolina.RenFestInfo.com

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

 

Film

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 24: Home • July 8: Penguins of Madagascar • July 22: The Good Dinosaur • Aug. 5: Minions • See www.salisburync.gov/Play

RPL Family Movie Series — Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury). • 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. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org    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. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

Art 

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, www.pleinaircarolina.com/

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. www.faithart.org 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, www.fineframegallery.com

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

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, www.railwalkgallery.com

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 center.com/artists

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • YPG Gallery and Stanback Gallery Hall: Before I die, I want to…” engagement walls • Norvell, Osborne and Woodson Galleries: Visual Art Exchange of Raleigh (VAE) • Time and Place, juried group show exhibition through Sept. 2 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — The Wanderlust exhibition explores worlds, real and imaginary. 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.org

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, www.cabarrusartguild.org

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Three Mooresville Arts painters exhibiting in June: Liz Rosier, Gail Black Linda Fossum. Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 704-663-6661, www.magart.org

 

Trips 

Capital City Special rail trip — July 7-10: Four day/three night scenic excursion from Piedmont NC to Washington, DC aboard vintage rail cars, the Powhatan Arrow and the St. Augustine. www.nctrans.org

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@ rowanymca.com

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.

 

Call for vendors

Carolina automotive swap and show —Monthly shows through November. Vendors $20, admission $5. Held at Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium. Car -truck-motorcycle parts, related items. Contact carolinaswap andshow@yahoo.com 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 rhunterres@aol.com or Courtney huntercg1986@gmail.com

Salisbury Pride Festival — June 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Applications available at saliburypride.com 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, pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

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, lglwitch@fibrant.com

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: $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@ 28138@gmail.com

KCBS- sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com 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, carolinalily@att.net

 

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. Winner receives $2000 scholarship, more. Deadline June 17. Rules and information at 1-800-458-2755 or email gkeith@windstream.net or online at www.farmpark.com

 

Call for performers

Faith Idol deadline extended  Categories: Age 12 and under • 13-19 • 19 and over. Go to faith4th.com and get application. Deadline June 24. 1st place $300; 2nd $200; 3rd $100 in each division. Show dates June 29-30-July 1 with finals on July 4. For info email randall.bar43@yahoo.com

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. Email kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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, tonyeltora@gmail.com. Parental consent necessary. Email info@downtown hickory.com or visit www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

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 info@faithart.org

Rowan Helping Ministries — Accepting submissions of cover designs for its 2016 Christmas Honor Card.  Deadline 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The winning artist will be honored at an unveiling reception in late October and will be recognized in local media. This year’s reception will be one of a series of events celebrating Rowan Helping Ministries’ 30th anniversary.  Designs should reflect Rowan Helping Ministries’ mission of helping neighbors in need. The Christmas Honor Card raises funds to provide critical services to those living in poverty or struggling to make ends meet. For more information and artwork requirements, contact Karen Taylor at ktaylor@rowanhelpingministries.org or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.

Full Circle Arts Tiny Arts Show — Intake July 7-9: Artwork may be no larger than 7 inches in any direction, with the frame or base/pedestal limited to 12 inches on the outside dimensions. Submit up to five works for $10 fee.  Opening reception  6-8 p.m. July 14. Submission guidelines at www.fullcirclearts.org

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. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

 

Call for dragon boat teams

Third annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival — 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. http://www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com/

 

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 rowancountync.org

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

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 kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

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@ novanthealth.org

 

 

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Corn picker catches fire at Knox Farm, destroying nearly eight acres

Nation/World

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

News

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

Coronavirus

Additional COVID-19 death reported in Rowan; Cooper announces small business relief

Crime

Asheville man charged with heroin possession following traffic checkpoint

Education

Susan Cox conceding school board race, putting support behind opponent

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will survey families, stakeholders about next superintendent

Local

Library to reopen for in-person visits Oct. 1

Local

Rowan Sheriff’s Office K-9s to receive bulletproof vests

Crime

Man charged with sex offense, raping teen

Business

Commissioners receive analysis of county’s development application process

Crime

Man arrested in Spencer in connection with Charlotte murder investigation

Local

County government losing assistant manager, social services director

Education

RSS will collect information on full K-5 return

Education

KCS sees smooth transition back to classes, unlikely to transition to all in-person for K-5

Nation/World

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

Local

Tillis says Trump will extend offshore drilling pause to NC

Coronavirus

12% of all Rowan COVID-19 cases currently active

Crime

Blotter: Concord man faces drug charges after hotel disturbance call