Roundabout — What’s Happening around here June 23-29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

This & That 

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

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.

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.

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

Deadline to Register: 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.

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

N&W Class J #611 Locomotive returns — 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.

Denton Antiques Festival — 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-5: Annual Denton Antiques Festival, free, at Harrison Park in downtown Denton. Buy, sell, browse. Call 336-859-4231 with questions.

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. July 9 and every second Saturday. Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Second annual slide the City — July 9: “Slide the Other Side” is on North Main Street plus block party. Tickets at, use 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

Historic Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — 8 p.m.: Saturday, July 30: Guides will take you to each location to hear the tales of our local ghosts. Tickets $5 the night of the walk at the Arbor in the Village. St. Stephens Church Road.


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

CHICKWEED Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday July 23: F&M Trolley Barn / 125 E. Liberty St. Contact Information: Sue McHugh 704-577-9965.

Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: 10th Year Celebration. Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, 704-278-4248 woodleaftomato

Music & More 

TONIGHT: 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.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, June 24: Bluegrass from Sons of the South in concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

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: Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, 336-861-1414. For age 21+. See

Salisbury Symphony hosts ‘Picnic at the Park’ — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 16: Bring your lunch and children to the Gazebo in Elizabeth H. Hurley Park (Annandale at N. Craige St.) A family picnic open to the public. Try your hand with a violin at the Musical Zoo. Desserts and water provided. Info at Ashley Shoaf, 704-640-2468.

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord — 6-9 p.m. 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.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sept. 3 • Foreigner, Sept. 17 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee


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., Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or

PPT presents ‘Hands On A Hardbody’ — July 28-Aug. 6: Ten hard-luck Texans under a scorching sun for days on end, fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Tickets on sale July 18. Adults $18. students/seniors $15. 704-633-5471 or

Center for Faith & the Arts St. Thomas Players present ‘August: Osage County’ — July 21-23 and 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., July 24 at 2:30 p.m.: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. Tickets 15+tax at or 704-310-5507.

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

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ — Aug. 4-21.Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August. Tickets at 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt


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

History on Tap Event number 3 — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11: Ice House, 224 E. Horah St. , 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/education/preservation-awards-3

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

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

Kannapolis summer entertainment

Visit for full schedule

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.


Kannapolis Concerts in the Park: Charlotte Symphony with Fireworks — 7-10 p.m. June 30: At Village Park. Free. Info

Kannapolis Intimidators third annual All-American Community Celebration and Fireworks — Saturday, July 2: Gates open 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Adult tickets $5. Parking is not free. Info at 704-932-3267 or

Tweetsie Railroad July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza — Monday, July 4: Park open until 9 p.m.; Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Parking is not free. Optional dinner and premium fireworks veiwing, details 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.

Blackberry festival benefits Liberty VFD — 9am-4pm. July 9: Food vendors, craft vendors, brand name vendors, live music, children’s corner. Find blackberry everything. Free to enter, $1 parking. All proceeds from parking go to the Liberty volunteer fire department, 7940 Bringle Ferry Road, at Hills Minnow Farm.

Humane Society of Rowan County Dog Washes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays 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

Praise In The Park — Noon-6 p.m. July 16: Shady Grove Baptist Church hosts fundraiser at Cleveland Park wtih gospel singing, praise dancing, games and prizes for kids, raffles for bicycles , more. Fish plates, hot dogs, hamburgers will be sold. For a ride, call 704-267-9430 by July 14. For more info call 704-402-6362.

Meals on Wheels and Outback Giveback — 3-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 19: Salisbury Outback, 1020 E. Innes St. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Rowan Inc., 704-633-0352 or

Fun in the Park — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 16: Music by Too Much Toni, cornhole tournament, silent auction, raffles, prizes, games. Pays for Gina Bond’s service dog training. Info 980-234-2511.

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24: Tour of Italy Wine Tasting with Stephanie. $5/person. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 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 — 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 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.

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 p.m. June 24: Friday Night Bluegrass with Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band . 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: Bloodwater and Gethsemane. Free. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. — • Thursday, June 23: Mugshots Game Night 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday, June 24: java jam open mic 7-10 p.m.  • Saturday, June 25: Saturday night hot spot 6 p.m. – until w/ live music • Sunday, June 26: Sunday concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Hayes Smith. 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. — Pride weekend wih Chely Wright Friday • DJ and Drag show/after party Saturday • 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


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

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

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Thursday, July 7: “Moose Pacs: Medication Management and other Senior Services. Refreshments follow. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. Seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

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 Saturday June 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.

Auditions for ‘Exit Pursued by a Bear ‘ — 7 p.m. July 25-26: Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.


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

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


Remember to vote for your plein air favorite — “Rowan County: Painting in All Directions,” through June 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.

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 — • 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,

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. Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 704-663-6661,


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.

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.

Christmas at the Beach with Davie County Senior Services — Nov. 14-16: J&J Tours, accommodations at Caravelle Resort, meals including Thanksgiving feast, Christmas shows at two theaters, Ripley’s Aquarium with behind-the-scenes tour. Call Barbara at Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

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 or Facebook.

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 — Sept. 24, Oct. 29: 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@

KCBS- sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: Accepting vendor applications. Public event, free admission. or call 704-638-6044.

Hickory 31st Oktoberfest — Oct. 7-9: Accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors. Deadline Aug. 1.

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

Rowan County singers — – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30: Discussion on choral singing in Rowan County, in the rehearsal room of the Meroney Theater, convened by David Hagy who will present some ideas but will primarily listen and moderate. Light refreshments.

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

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, 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

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 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

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.

Call for volunteers 

Help with Slide the City — Downtown Salisbury Inc. is in need of volunteers for Saturday, July 9 to help with Slide the City! If interested, contact Jennifer Karczewski at

The Humane Society of Rowan County — Dog Washes at Tractor Supply, Jake Alexander Blvd. at Julian Road 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 10. Contact The Humane Society of Rowan County, www.humane societyof

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 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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