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Fifth annual CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women, July 23

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Events leading up to CHICKWEED:

• Second annual Breaking the Chain community bike ride

2 p.m. Sunday July 17: A leisurely bike ride through the streets of Downtown Salisbury. All skill levels are welcome. Meet at 2 p.m., at the Salisbury Farmer’s Market location, the corner of Jackson and Fisher Streets, across from the Rowan Public Library. CHICKWEED will accept donations for the Family Crisis Council of Rowan women’s shelter. Tickets for the main CHICKWEED event (July 23rd – Trolley Barn) will be available, and we’ll have a drawing for (2) free tickets! We will have CHICKWEED t-shirts available for sale and will draw for (2) free t-shirts. At 2:30 p.m. we’ll ride out. We will stop for light refreshment at Mean Mug Coffee Company on S. Fulton Street, then ride out again and circle back to the library. Join us for an after-ride get together at New Sarum Brewery!

•  ‘Big or Small ~ Save Them All’ mobile mammogram day

2-7 p.m. Monday July 18: CHICKWEED in partnership with Novant is hosting this event at Carolina Lily, 314 Depot St. Most insurances cover mammograms so please have your insurance information available.

* If you do NOT have insurance and would like to apply for a scholarship,  you MUST sign up early! Call Jill at 704-210-6927.

We are asking all participants to sign-up early. However, walk-ins are welcome. Sign up by calling Rhonda  at 704-210-5924.

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CHICKWEED: Coming again to Salisbury on July 23 is the 5th annual CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women, an all-women revue featuring music, and art.  There is no other event like this in Rowan County!  This year, over twelve performing artists bring original and popular music to an 8-hour concert and mini-festival in downtown Salisbury.

CHICKWEED, a 3-year recipient of the Rowan Arts Council Arts & Cultural Development Grant, is a non-profit organization that aims to deliver the message of empowerment, through the arts, to women victims of violence.  Created by seven local women musicians as an opportunity to perform together, CHICKWEED created the perfect synergy to foster a fundraising and awareness event…for women, by women… for the Family Crisis Council of Rowan and its Battered Women’s Shelter.  CHICKWEED donates 100% of its net proceeds to the women’s shelter.

Performers, spanning generations and genres, take the CHICKWEED stage from 4 p.m. to midnight, while guests enjoy local food, wine, and beer and a host of vendors offering creative and interesting wares.  A special treat this year: CHICKWEED will be introducing 14-year old Sophia Daniz, a Reverbnation.com favorite, and the return of teen Maya Beth Atkins, whose original song is featured in a Duke Power commercial.  10 other acts join CHICKWEED this year, including the return of LYRIC and her funk band from Asheville.

The Trolley Barn at Liberty and Lee Streets is the site where the festivities take place both in outdoors and the indoors, where at 4 p.m., art and music fill the air as men and women alike take in the concert and street-fair setting for the fifth annual celebration.  Despite an all-female cast, all are invited and welcomed to CHICKWEED!

 

WHAT:  CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women

WHEN:  Saturday July 2

WHERE:  F & M Trolley Barn | 125 E. Liberty St., 405 N. Lee St.

TIME:  4-11:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

TICKETS: Advance price tickets, $15/person, are available until noon, July 23 at:

• Pottery 101 (101 S. Main St.),

• Southern Spirit Gallery (102 S. Main St.),

• Tickets are also available at www.eventbrite.com/chickweed

Ticket donation at the door is $20. CHICKWEED donates 100% of its proceeds to the Family Crisis Council of Rowan County.

 

CHICKWEED will feature music performances by:

Introducing the CHICKWEED performers:

• Rebecca Stinson: Blues and gospel [Salisbury] Rebecca may be best remembered in Salisbury for her astounding vocals with the trio that frequently performed at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop when it was located in both Salisbury & Spencer.  Rebecca enjoys to perform at many church events, both those of sorrow and joy ~ her voice sweeping over attendees and leaving them breathless.  We are so very happy to have Rebecca at CHICKWEED 2016!

• Maya Beth Atkins: singer /songwriter / guitarist  [Charlotte] Sixteen year-old singer-songwriter Maya Beth Atkins grew up with a song on her lips and a guitar in her hand. Her original songs sometimes draw on real life experiences, but more often than not, they seem inspired by lives she has not yet lived. The influences of Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Gillian Welch, Allison Krauss and Alice in Chains all serve to create a unique and diverse body of work.  Maya has performed at the popular Evening Muse and the historic Double Door Inn in Charlotte, and has opened for such acts as Jennifer Daniels, Gigi Dover, and Reeve Coobs.   Maya is featured fronting an all-girl band, singing one of her original tunes, in a Duke Energy commercial!

• LYRIC:  Pop, soul, funk singer/guitarist  [Asheville] With an enlightened mixture of pop, soul, funk, and bowties; LYRIC awakens an undiscovered spirit within their audience. Described by many as the best band in Asheville, LYRIC delights crowds across the region.  Primarily influenced by Tracy Chapman, India Arie, and George Clinton, Leeda “Lyric” Jones has a voice all her own.  From humble beginnings as street musicians, LYRIC quickly brought large crowds together to form a following.  Leeda, lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist, plays a funky rhythm guitar with sizzling leads accompanied by her soul gripping lead vocals, while the band brings funk style slap and a playful flare on funk.  In addition to her busy performance schedule, Leeda teaches at the Ashville Academy of Music.

• Sophia Daniz: Sophia has a voice and natural knack for picking up multiple instruments. She can belt as high as Jennifer Hudson or play the guitar as fluidly as Taylor Swift; but, her drive and her vision are what set Sophia apart from other young, emerging artists. While she’s so young, she understands the importance of finding her own unique sound as an artist.  Her songs cover the emotional spectrum, from catchy fun and sticking in your head for days to meaningful, innocent questioning. Sophia brings to CHICKWEED the culmination of her talented vision, unique imagination and the vocal and songwriting chops to match.

• Mary Gillespie: Country music guitarist & singer [Salisbury] Mary Gillespie, a Rowan County resident for most of her life, started playing the guitar at 23, performing in Nashville at the Nashville Palace and for the Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup.  Mary enjoys playing country, bluegrass, folk, southern rock and contemporary Christian music and has been a feature artist in the local and very popular (and sold-out!) Songs Down a Country Road and Meet Me in Memphis shows.

• Ang Medlin :  Alternative singer/songwriter hailing  [Cherryville] Blending the acoustic sounds of guitars and percussion with a soulfully powerful voice is the acoustic duo known as ANG. Consisting of Ang Medlin and Tom Williams, the pair performs locally and regionally throughout the South East promoting their first CD “Play Without Fear”.

• Ashley Jo Farmer:  Pop singer/songwriter [Salisbury] Ashley Jo Farmer, is a singer/songwriter rooted in the heart of Salisbury, North Carolina, and is a gifted vocalist with a wondrous range of textures and styles, and pitch-perfect control.  She harmonizes effortlessly and is a consummate performer with a wide open heart.   Ashley currently tours as background vocalist for the Billy Jonas Band, playing at many notable venues including the White House Easter Egg Roll! Ashley Jo brings her own three-piece backing band, the Ashley Jo Farmer Band (AJF Band), to CHICKWEED.

• Chelsea Rhae Childers:  Folk Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist [Gastonia] Since the age of thirteen, Chelsea Rhae Childers has been playing guitar, performing, and writing creative melodies. She has one solo EP recorded, with songs rooted in an intriguing partnership of folk/rock melodies, and anti-folk acoustic songs.  Chelsea’s lyrics are eclectic, often taking the form of abstract narratives or first-person character studies, similar to short stories or vignettes put to song, and often with a tinge of humor. Chelsea Rhae Childers is a principal in the CHICKWEED organization.

• Laura Vella:  Blues infused guitarist/pianist [NYC] Laura Vella is the rare, multi-talented gem every music producer mines for. Laura plays both acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and is an accomplished drummer. Her smoky, bluesy voice covers a truly amazing array of tunes (friends call her the walking juke box!) as well as a portfolio of original tunes.  Laura hails from NYC where her multi-faceted performances were a mainstay of the local music scene.   This is Laura’s fifth year with CHICKWEED!

• Reeve Coobs & The Band of Men:  Original songwriter/guitarist & band [Cornelius] One of the best voices in the area belongs to Charlotte based Reeve Coobs. Coobs’ alto stands out for its clarity, power and range.  Unbridled, Reeve runs the gamut of folk from the pop end to the rock end, picking up some country/Americana sounds on the way. While Reeve’s flawless, live vocals rival the precision and quality of a great studio recording, her talents extend even beyond that to skilled guitar-work and piano-playing. Coobs surrounds herself with a crack band to pull out the nuance in her songs or kick things into overdrive.

• Grace Bemus: Bluegrass fiddle & guitar duo [Salisbury] CHICKWEED is delighted to have our very, youngest performer join us this year, Gracie Bemus accompanied by her brother Gabriel ~ a bluegrass fiddle player and singer from Salisbury, NC return for her second (2014) CHICKWEED. Grace Bemus (age 10) began playing the fiddle at the age of 6 , and soon began playing bluegrass tunes with her big brother, Gabriel (age 13).  Grace has been awarded and recognized at numerous competitions such as the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention, Salisbury’s Buskers-Bash, East Rowan Fiddlers Convention, and most recently performed at MerleFest.

• Courtney Puckett and The Bourgeoisie:  smooth jazz [Salisbury] Courtney Puckett is a talented jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist, noted for her vocal style which has been compared to Madeliene Peyroux, Billie Holiday, and Édith Piaf.  Courtney backs her sweet smoke-and-whiskey vocals with The Bourgeoisie, made up of guitarist/pianist Iain Rocco and drummer Chad Safrit.  The trio has been making a name for themselves in local music circles with their uniquely smooth sound.

• Shane Manier:  Spoken Word Art  [Charlotte] Shane is the founder of Guerilla Poets whose slogan is “Poetry In Action, the Movement on Mentality.” Guerilla Poets are a flash poetry mob that does poetry in unexpected places in the hopes that it will touch the lives of those who normally wouldn’t listen to poetry.  The group, a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency, stays true to its mission is to give poetry back to the people – to inspire, empower and inform.

CHICKWEED Featured Visual Artists:

• Whitney Peckman

• Lily Woo Wetzel

The featured art is for sale and the artists generously donate a portion of their proceeds is donated to the CHICKWEED cause.

CHICKWEED features Guerilla Poets spoken word artist Shane Manier

 

Additionally, CHICKWEED 2016 features:

• Chair massage by Green Life Massage • Reflexology by Shalom Regel Reflexology • Handmade leather notebooks by DeAnna Brandon & Vintage Way • Local beer with New Sarum Brewery • BBQ provided by Rev’s BBQ • Shish kabobs with KABOBS • Local wine with Morgan Ridge Vineyards • Coffee and sweets provided by Mean Mug Coffee Company • Soft drinks provided by Faithful Friends • … and much more!

 

Coming to CHICKWEED?  You can bring much needed items for the women’s shelter such as toilet paper, cleaning products, children’s toys and books, new t-shirts & sweatpants, new flip flops, old cell phones, and more.  Check the ‘Our Needs’ tab under ‘Get Involved’ on the Family Crisis Council website (www.familycrisiscouncil.org).

CHICKWEED will host a silent auction that will feature, amongst other items,  a Luna ukulele from Griffin Guitars, a Fuji Sunfire Bicycle (value $500) from Skinny Wheels Bike Shop, hand-decorated gourds by artist Pamela Deal, gift certificates for Greystone Salon & Spa, and much more.

Info at www.TheChickweed.com or Facebook. For further information, contact Sue McHugh at 704-577-9965 or email chickweedwomen@gmail.com.

 

CHICKWEED, a 3-year recipient of the Rowan Arts Council Arts & Cultural Development Grant, is a non-profit organization that aims to deliver the message of empowerment, through the arts, to women victims of violence. Created by (7) local women musicians as an opportunity to perform together, CHICKWEED created the perfect synergy to foster a fundraising and awareness event…for women, by women… for the Family Crisis Council of Rowan and its Battered Women’s Shelter. CHICKWEED donates 100% of its net proceeds to the women’s shelter.

CHICKWEED is an open-air evening of music, art, massage, and more. City of Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander kicks off the event with a proclamation proclaiming CHICKWEED DAY! Performers, spanning generations and genres, take the CHICKWEED stage from 4pm to midnight, while guests enjoy local food, wine, and beer and a host of vendors offering creative and interesting wares. A special treat this year: CHICKWEED will be introducing 14-year old Sophia Daniz, a Reverbnation.com favorite, and the return of teen Māya Beth Atkins, whose original song is featured in a Duke Power commercial. 10 other acts join CHICKWEED this year, including the return of LYRIC and her funk band from Asheville NC! The show never stops!

The Trolley Barn at Liberty & Lee Streets is the site where the festivities take place both in outdoors and the indoors, where at 4:00 pm, art and music fill the air as men and women alike take in the concert and street-fair setting for the fifth annual celebration. Despite an all-female cast, all are invited and welcomed to CHICKWEED!

WHAT:                    CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women

WHEN:                    Saturday July 23, 2016

WHERE:              F & M Trolley Barn | 125 E Liberty Street | Salisbury NC 28144

405 N Lee Street Salisbury NC

TIME:                   4:00PM ~ 11:30PM (doors open at 3:30pm)

TICKETS:                 Advance price tickets, $15.00/person, are available until 12:00 noon, July 23rd at:

  • Pottery 101 (101 S Main St, Salisbury NC),
  • Southern Spirit Gallery (102 S Main St, Salisbury NC),
  • Tickets are also available at www.eventbrite.com/chickweed

Ticket donation at the door is $20.00. CHICKWEED donates 100% of its proceeds to the Family Crisis Council of Rowan County.

 

CHICKWEED will feature music performances by:

  • Māya Beth Atkins ~ singer/songwriter/guitarist
  • Chelsea Rae Childers ~ quirky & fun original singer/songwriter/guitarist
  • Reeve Coobs & The Band of Men ~ folk & pop singer/songwriter/guitarist
  • Laura Vella ~ smooth & smoky, guitarist & pianist, singer/songwriter
  • The Ashley Jo Farmer Band ~ pop/rock ballads
  • Mary Gillespie ~ country music singer & guitarist
  • Ang Medlin singer/songwriter/guitarist
  • Sophia Daniz ~ singer/songwriter/guitarist
  • Grace & Gabe Bemus ~ bluegrass duo
  • Rebecca Stinson ~ blues and gospel singer
  • Courtney Puckett and The Bourgeoisie
  • LYRIC Leeda Jones

CHICKWEED Featured Visual Artists:

  • Whitney Peckman
  • Lily Woo Wetzel

The featured art is for sale and the artists generously donate a portion of their proceeds is donated to the CHICKWEED cause.

CHICKWEED features Guerilla Poets spoken word artist Shane Manier

 

Additionally, CHICKWEED 2016 features:

  • Chair massage by Green Life Massage
  • Reflexology by Shalom Regel Reflexology
  • Handmade leather notebooks by DeAnna Brandon & Vintage Way
  • Local beer with New Sarum Brewery
  • BBQ provided by Rev’s BBQ
  • Shish kabobs with KABOBS
  • Local wine with Morgan Ridge Vineyards
  • Coffee and sweets provided by Mean Mug Coffee Company
  • Soft drinks provided by Faithful Friends
  • … and much more!

Coming to CHICKWEED? You can bring much needed items for the women’s shelter such as toilet paper, cleaning products, children’s toys and books, new t-shirts & sweatpants, new flip flops, old cell phones, and more. Check the ‘Our Needs’ tab under ‘Get Involved’ on the Family Crisis Council website (www.familycrisiscouncil.org).

CHICKWEED will host a silent auction that will feature, amongst other items, a Luna ukulele from Griffin Guitars, a Fuji Sunfire Bicycle (value $500) from Skinny Wheels Bike Shop, hand-decorated gourds by artist Pamela Deal, gift certificates for Greystone Salon & Spa, and much more.

CHICKWEED Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 agency. Donations are tax deductible.

You can find CHICKWEED on the Internet at www.TheChickweed.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chickweed. For questions or further information, contact Sue McHugh at 704.577.9965 or email chickweedwomen@gmail.com.


 

 Introducing the CHICKWEED performers:

 

  • Rebecca Stinson: Blues and gospel ~ Salisbury, NC

 

Rebecca may be best remembered in Salisbury for her astounding vocals with the trio that frequently performed at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop when it was located in both Salisbury & Spencer. Rebecca enjoys to perform at many church events, both those of sorrow and joy ~ her voice sweeping over attendees and leaving them breathless. We are so very happy to have Rebecca at CHICKWEED 2016!

 

  • Māya Beth Atkins ~ singer /songwriter / guitarist ~ Charlotte, NC

Sixteen year-old singer-songwriter Māya Beth Atkins grew up with a song on her lips and a guitar in her hand. Her original songs sometimes draw on real life experiences, but more often than not, they seem inspired by lives she has not yet lived. The influences of Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Gillian Welch, Allison Krauss and Alice in Chains all serve to create a unique and diverse body of work. Māya has performed at the popular Evening Muse and the historic Double Door Inn in Charlotte, and has opened for such acts as Jennifer Daniels, Gigi Dover, and Reeve Coobs.   Māya is featured fronting an all-girl band, singing one of her original tunes, in a Duke Energy commercial!

 

  • LYRIC: Pop, soul, funk singer/guitarist ~ Asheville, NC

With an enlightened mixture of pop, soul, funk, and bowties; LYRIC awakens an undiscovered spirit within their audience. Described by many as the best band in Asheville, LYRIC delights crowds across the region.  Primarily influenced by Tracy Chapman, India Arie, and George Clinton, Leeda “Lyric” Jones has a voice all her own. From humble beginnings as street musicians, LYRIC quickly brought large crowds together to form a following. Leeda, lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist, plays a funky rhythm guitar with sizzling leads accompanied by her soul gripping lead vocals, while the band brings funk style slap and a playful flare on funk. In addition to her busy performance schedule, Leeda teaches at the Ashville Academy of Music.

 

  • Sophia Daniz:

Sophia has a voice and natural knack for picking up multiple instruments. She can belt as high as Jennifer Hudson or play the guitar as fluidly as Taylor Swift; but, her drive and her vision are what set Sophia apart from other young, emerging artists. While she’s so young, she understands the importance of finding her own unique sound as an artist. Her songs cover the emotional spectrum, from catchy fun and sticking in your head for days to meaningful, innocent questioning. Sophia brings to CHICKWEED the culmination of her talented vision, unique imagination and the vocal and songwriting chops to match.

 

  • Mary Gillespie: Country music guitarist & singer ~ Salisbury, NC

Mary Gillespie, a Rowan County resident for most of her life, started playing the guitar at 23, performing in Nashville at the Nashville Palace and for the Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup. Mary enjoys playing country, bluegrass, folk, southern rock and contemporary Christian music and has been a feature artist in the local and very popular (and sold-out!) Songs Down a Country Road and Meet Me in Memphis shows.

 

  • Ang Medlin : Alternative singer/songwriter hailing ~ Cherryville, NC.

Blending the acoustic sounds of guitars and percussion with a soulfully powerful voice is the acoustic duo known as ANG. Consisting of Ang Medlin and Tom Williams, the pair performs locally and regionally throughout the South East promoting their first CD “Play Without Fear”.

 

  • Ashley Jo Farmer: Pop singer/songwriter ~ Salisbury, NC

Ashley Jo Farmer, is a singer/songwriter rooted in the heart of Salisbury, North Carolina, and is a gifted vocalist with a wondrous range of textures and styles, and pitch-perfect control.  She harmonizes effortlessly and is a consummate performer with a wide open heart.   Ashley currently tours as background vocalist for the Billy Jonas Band, playing at many notable venues including the White House Easter Egg Roll! Ashley Jo brings her own three-piece backing band, the Ashley Jo Farmer Band (AJF Band), to CHICKWEED.

  • Chelsea Rhae Childers: Folk Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist ~ Gastonia, NC

Since the age of thirteen, Chelsea Rhae Childers has been playing guitar, performing, and writing creative melodies. She has one solo EP recorded, with songs rooted in an intriguing partnership of folk/rock melodies, and anti-folk acoustic songs. Chelsea’s lyrics are eclectic, often taking the form of abstract narratives or first-person character studies, similar to short stories or vignettes put to song, and often with a tinge of humor. Chelsea Rhae Childers is a principal in the CHICKWEED organization.

  • Laura Vella: Blues infused guitarist/pianist ~ New York City, NY

Laura Vella is the rare, multi-talented gem every music producer mines for. Laura plays both acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and is an accomplished drummer. Her smoky, bluesy voice covers a truly amazing array of tunes (friends call her the walking juke box!) as well as a portfolio of original tunes.  Laura hails from NYC where her multi-faceted performances were a mainstay of the local music scene.   This is Laura’s fifth year with CHICKWEED!

  • Reeve Coobs & The Band of Men: Original songwriter/guitarist & band ~ Cornelius, NC

One of the best voices in the area belongs to Charlotte based Reeve Coobs. Coobs’ alto stands out for its clarity, power and range. Unbridled, Reeve runs the gamut of folk from the pop end to the rock end, picking up some country/Americana sounds on the way. While Reeve’s flawless, live vocals rival the precision and quality of a great studio recording, her talents extend even beyond that to skilled guitar-work and piano-playing. Coobs surrounds herself with a crack band to pull out the nuance in her songs or kick things into overdrive.

  • Grace Bemus: Bluegrass fiddle & guitar duo ~ Salisbury, NC

CHICKWEED is delighted to have our very, youngest performer join us this year, Gracie Bemus accompanied by her brother Gabriel ~ a bluegrass fiddle player and singer from Salisbury, NC return for her second (2014) CHICKWEED. Grace Bemus (age 10) began playing the fiddle at the age of 6 , and soon began playing bluegrass tunes with her big brother, Gabriel (age 13). Grace has been awarded and recognized at numerous competitions such as the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention, Salisbury’s Buskers-Bash, East Rowan Fiddlers Convention, and most recently performed at MerleFest.

  • Courtney Puckett and The Bourgeoisie: smooth jazz ~ Salisbury, NC

Courtney Puckett is a talented jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist, noted for her vocal style which has been compared to Madeliene Peyroux, Billie Holiday, and Édith Piaf. Courtney backs her sweet smoke-and-whiskey vocals with The Bourgeoisie, made up of guitarist/pianist Iain Rocco and drummer Chad Safrit. The trio has been making a name for themselves in local music circles with their uniquely smooth sound.

Shane Manier: Spoken Word Art ~ Charlotte, NC

Shane is the founder of Guerilla Poets whose slogan is “Poetry In Action, the Movement on Mentality.” Guerilla Poets are a flash poetry mob that does poetry in unexpected places in the hopes that it will touch the lives of those who normally wouldn’t listen to poetry.  The group, a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency, stays true to its mission is to give poetry back to the people – to inspire, empower and inform.

More good things at CHICKWEED:

Body & Sole: Located in Historic Downtown Salisbury, Body & Sole is collaborating with Salisbury Therapeutic Massage to provide chair massage and reflexology at CHICKWEED. The two companies provide distinctive bodywork for the greater Rowan area, dedicated to improving the health, knowledge, and state of mind of our clients by offering holistic treatments and healing of the body, mind, and spirit. The therapists are all highly skilled massage and bodywork therapists, certified in some of the most sought after bodywork techniques in the industry. Each therapist has both practiced and taught therapeutic bodywork for many years, and customizes each massage session to address their clients’ needs, drawing from an extensive background in bodywork training and continuing education.

Shalom Regel Reflexology: Cynthia Hill of Shalom Regel Reflexology provides a reflexology experience at CHICKWEED. Reflexology is the scientific art of maneuvering maps of the feet and hands with specific thumb and finger walking techniques to encourage a balanced, restorative result. A relaxing experience, reflexology can sooth jangled nerves, stressed minds, and aching bodies.  The amazing part of any reflexologist’s work is watching how the individual’s body/mind/spirit internalizes and uses the signals or frequency that results.

This year, the City of Salisbury and Mayor Karen Alexander are proclaiming the week of July 17th through 23rd CHICKWEED Week, and will proclaim July 23rd as CHICKWEED DAY. Mayor Alexander will open the celebration at 4:00PM by reading the proclamation from the CHICKWEED stage! The proclamation recognizes that CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women attracts visitors to Salisbury from all points of North Carolina, and has earned the respect of the community for its contributions to people’s lives, and for working with the Family Crisis Council to ensure more efficient and effective services.

Arts and Cultural Development Grant:

 

The Rowan Arts Council awards its Arts & Cultural Development (ACD) Grants biannually to arts & cultural development organizations and individual artists seeking to expand access to arts and cultural opportunities in Rowan County. The ACD grants are designed to support the vision and mission of the Rowan Arts Council by providing direct support to arts and cultural partners in Rowan County. CHICKWEED is a proud recipient of the ACD grant for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

 

SPONSORS:  CHICKWEED 2016 is supported by generous donations from all points in the community. We especially thank the F&M Foundation, Mambo Grill & Tapas, Wallace Realty Company, and Dr. James Johnson for their generous support, in addition to so many other contributors from the community.

CHICKWEED, in its fifth year, remains true to its vision of being one of the largest women’s performance organizations in Rowan County and one of the most stable, thriving, fund-raising arms for the non-profit Family Crisis Council of Rowan County in Salisbury, North Carolina. CHICKWEED is an annual rain-or-shine event.

 

For more information about CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women, look for CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women on Facebook (www.facebook.com/chickweed), or visit www.TheChickweed.com.  Be part of the solution. Help CHICKWEED empower, through the arts, women victims of violence.

 

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Contact:                Sue McHugh

704.577.9965

910 N Main Street

Salisbury NC 28144

suemch@aol.com

 

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Contact:                Sue McHugh

704.577.9965

910 N Main Street

Salisbury NC 28144

suemch@aol.com

 

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