Arts & Entertainment news June 30-July 6

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2016

Faith Fourth of July is in full swing this weekend

Live entertainment every night. See for the full schedule or the special pull-out section in June 26 Salisbury Post.

Other fun stuff at Faith Fourth this weekend:

• Rides and food booths open daily

• Faith Idol tonight at 8 p.m., age 13-18 category

• Sunday, 3:30 p.m.: Rowan Big Band at Faith Baptist Church

• 5 p.m. Patriotic program

Monday July 4

• 10 a.m. parade followed by flag raising and national anthem by Neil Wilkerson

• Crowning of Miss Rown County Veteran

• Rides open after the parade, at noon

• 7 p.m. Faith Idol finals

• 7 p.m. Races, games, watermelon eating contest, egg toss, all taking place at Faith School Ballpark

• 9:30 p.m. Hot dog eating contest

• 10:30 p.m. Fireworks

Music at the Market

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

First Saturday at the Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-noon July 2: Carolina Folkworks invites musicians to bring an instrument and play along.


RPL Family Movie Series

July 5: “Cool Runnings” • Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury) • 704-216-8256 or

New art added to Rail Walk ‘We have music’ exhibit

Rail Walk’s “We Have Music” exhibit will be open through July 30. New work has been added to the group exhibit inspired by music. Free, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St.,

N&W Class J #611 Locomotive returns

SPENCER — 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.  Visit for ticket and schedule information.


Call for vendors

The 2016 Holiday Faire at First Ministry Center of First Baptist Church will be Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Seeking crafters and independent vendors. Proceeds after expenses go to missions locally and around the world. Contact Joyce at 704-433-4251 or Rod at 704-633-0431 for information.


Ping Pong Drop

On Farmer’s Day,  July 16, China Grove Rotary will sponsor a Ping Pong Ball Drop to  benefit local Rotary Charities. Pre-numbered, pre-sold, ping pong balls will be dropped on a target at China Grove Little League Field just after Farmer’s Day closes. The ball closest to the bull’s eye wins the owner $200, second $100 and third $50. Tickets are 3/$5. To get your tickets, drop by the booth that day or contact Jim Morton, 704-857-0252 or email

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