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Roundabout — What’s Happening June 30-July 6

FIREWORKS

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

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 IntimidatorsBaseball.com

Tweetsie Railroad 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 www.tweetsie.com

Faith Fourth of July — 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 4: Faith School ball park. http://www.faith4th.com/

 

Music & more 

Too Much Toni at Tamarac Marina and Campground— 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3: Too Much Toni. 9120 Bringle Ferry Road 704-636-1918, http://www.tamaracmarina.com/

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.

City of Salisbury hosts Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 30: The Trongone Band. 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

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

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sept. 3 • Foreigner, Sept. 17 • Styx, Oct. 15 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee

 

Theater

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 www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets 15+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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 www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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

 

History 

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

Experience 120 cemeteries — 2 p.m. July 17: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society presents researcher Terry McManaway, local researcher, with the ECHS Award of Merit and walk with him through over 120 cemeteries in Cabarrus and surrounding counties as he shares his collections of treasures of who’s who and relates humorous stores surrounding his journey. Terry maintains a database of over 34,000 local burials along with over 50,000 digital photographs. Having completed photo surveys he can search his database for burials with as little information as the month of death. The ECHS Museum is located at 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. There is a $3 admission, members free.

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 www.SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com or 704-762-9359.

Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through December. 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 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.

July 8: Movies in the Park: The Peanuts Movie: Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

July 9: Kannapolis Cruise-In: Downtown: 1-7 p.m.

July 14: Thursdays on Main – Evening: Boat Rockers: Veterans Park: 6-9 p.m.

July 16: Concerts in the Park: Andrew Theilen Big Band: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

July 20: Live performance: Children’s Theater – Upcycled Cinderella with Bright Star: Veterans Park: 10:30 a.m.

July 22: Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur: Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

July 23: Stories Under the Stars: Piedmont Dance Ballet: Village Park: 7 p.m.

July 30: Concerts in the Park: Too Much Sylvia: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

August Concerts & Events

Aug. 5: Movies in the Park: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: Village Park: 8:45 p.m.

Aug. 10: Live Performance: Children’s Theater – Storybook Tales with Bright Star: Veterans Park: 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 11: Thursdays on Main – Evening: Tim Clark: Veterans Park: 6-9 p.m.

Aug. 13: Kannapolis Cruise-In: Downtown: 1-7 p.m.

Aug. 13: Concerts in the Park: Blues/rock artist Delbert McClinton with fireworks: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

Aug. 20: Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Zombie Festival: Downtown: 4-8 p.m.

Aug. 20: Stories Under the Stars: Martha Reed Johnson; storyteller/ humourist: Kannapolis Library: 7 p.m.

 

This & That 

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 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

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. www.nctrans.org

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 2: S Delmonico’s Band, bring a covered dish. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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 (Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12). Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Second annual slide the City — July 9: “Slide the Other Side” is on North Main Street plus block party. Tickets at SlidetheCity.com, use promo code SALISBURY16. Info katelin@downtownsalisburync.com

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 16: Second Time Around Band, bring a covered dish. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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

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.

 

Blood drives

American Red Cross Blood drive at Prospect Presbyterian  — 2-6:30 p.m. July 14: Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 West Hwy 152. Schedule at www.redcrossbloodlorg sponsor code Prospect Presbyterian or call 704-664-1514.

American Red Cross Blood drive at the Y — 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.,Tuesday, July 26. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

 

Fundraisers 

Blackberry festival benefits Liberty VFD — 9am-4pm. July 9: Food vendors, craft vendors, brand name vendors, live music, children’s corner, blackberry everything. Free to enter, $1 parking proceeds go to 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 ofrowancountync.org

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.

City of Salisbury hosts 19th run/walk for the Greenway — 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16: 5K and half mile fun run for the Greenway, begins Knox Middle School. Proceeds benefit Salisbury Greenway. $20 registration at sportoften.com

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.

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 mowrowannc.org

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.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1: Red, White, and Wine Tasting with Stephanie. Celebrate the 4th of July with six delicious value driven wines. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.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 — 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, $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 — 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. — 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. — 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

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 www.farmpark.com

China Grove Farmers Day Friday Night Kickoff — 7-10 p.m. July 15: American Idol’s Emily Minor. www.chinagrovenc.gov or 704-857-2466.

China Grove Farmers Day — 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16: Annual festival in downtown China Grove. Food, crafts, entertainment, chainsaw carving demo, mechanical bull, antique tractors, car show, misting tents, inflatables, street dance 7-10 p.m., fireworks 10 p.m. www.chinagrovenc.gov or call 704-857-2466.

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 festival@yahoo.com

 

Classes

Pottery 101 — 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com. Advance registration required.

Let’s Get Messy — Age 14-adult, one evening pottery class on the basics.  $35. Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Choose July 13 • July 27 • Aug. 10 • Aug. 24

Pottery Wheel for Kids —   Age 8-13, one-day class on  the basics. Pottery made during class will be fired and ready for pick-up two weeks from class date. $35. Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Choose July 16 • July 30 • Aug. 13 • Aug. 27

8-week class for age 14-adult — Instruction on basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $200. Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 11-Sept. 29

Kaleidoscope Workshop — Age 12-adult,  make and decorate a brass kaleidoscope. $50, all supplies included. Saturday, July 23 10 a.m.-noon

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.

Center for Faith and the Arts — www.faithart.org 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;

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

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

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

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.

 

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 • 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). • 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

Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars —Gates 7:30 p.m., films on the front lawn at 8:30 p.m. • Aug. 5: “The Goonies” (1986) • Aug. 12: “Labyrinth” (1986) • Aug. 19: “Aladdin” (1992) • Aug. 26: Field of Dreams” (1989) • $5 per person or $20 per car • 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org

 

Art 

Last day 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.

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

New art added at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “We Have Music” exhibit 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, 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

 

Trips 

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 • Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Southern Women’s Show, members $20, others $25 • Sept. 13, 8:45 a.m. Butterfly Farm, members $20, others $25 • Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. Barn Dinner Theater. “The Ghost Story” • Oct. 19-21, 8 a.m. Beach Cove Resort/shopping trip • 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.

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

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 Little Miss & Mr.

Little Mr. and Miss Farmers Day contests — Pre-registration required for the Little Mr. and Miss Farmers Day contests by Wednesday, July 13. China Grove Farmers Day 2016 is Saturday, July 16. Categories: Infant-2 years of age and 3-5 years of age.  No entries accepted on Farmers Day. Contest is 9:30 a.m. at Hannah Park Stage. Entry forms at 704-857-2466 or www.chinagrovenc.gov

 

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.

China Grove Farmers Day — July 16: 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 — 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.

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

FBMC Holiday Faire — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5: Holiday Faire at First Ministry Center of First Baptist Church, seeking crafters and independent vendors. Proceeds after expenses go to missions locally, around the world. Joyce 704-433-4251 or Rod 704-633-0431.

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 performers

Tonight: Rowan County singers — 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30: Discussion about singing in a choir for anyone interested.  Meroney Theater rehearsal room. Moderated by David Hagy. 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 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

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

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.

31st annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — Sculpture artists for Sept. 10 event in Lenoir invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for competition for $11,000 in cash awards and potential sales. Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, info@caldwellarts.com, or www.caldwellarts.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 

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 rubysfashionboutique@gmail.com

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 rowancountync.org

Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 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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