Community Calendar May 2017
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘The Music Man,’ 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405 or www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
May 1, 7 p.m.
‘WRKB Radio – Early Beginnings.’ Kannapolis History Associates, A. L. Brown H.S. Social Room, 415 East First St., Kannapolis.
May 3, 8 a.m.-noon
Salisbury Farmer’s Market at W. Fisher and S. Jackson Streets Wednesdays and Saturdays.
May 4: National Day of Prayer
May 4, 1 p.m.
AARP Fitness for Seniors, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Bring non-perishables for RHM.
May 4, 2-7 p.m.
Rowan Chamber of Commerce 2017 Trade Show at West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W.
May 4, 4-7 p.m.
Kannapolis Farmers Market opens for the season, corner of Vance Ave. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night for PPT’s ‘Tom Jones’ bawdy, rollicking comedy. Join the cast for a complimentary reception. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Whittington Bluegrass Show. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St., S. Concord. 704-920-2753 or cabarrusartscouncil.org
May 5, 4-6 p.m.
China Grove Farmers Market opens for the season at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. 704-633-5946.
Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy event. Sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society competition, rides, vendors, concerts, outdoor movie. kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy
May 5, 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out ‘Come Tickle Our Ivories’ Downtown piano reveal and Cinco De Mayo Celebration. downtownsalisburync.com
May 5, 6 p.m.
Scrabble Scramble to benefit the Rowan County Literacy Council at Trinity Oaks
May 5, 6 p.m.
Community drum circle, Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. Free.
May 5-6-7 and 10-13
PPT’s ‘Tom Jones’ plus Sunday matinee and Wednesday Value Night. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
May 5, 7:30 p.m.
‘When Doves Cry: A Tribute to Prince,’ Lee Street theatre in partnership with Catawba College. New Sarum Brewing, 109 N. Lee St., in the parking lot. Tickets $20
May 5, 8 p.m.
Trey Calloway in concert at AmVets Post 460. $10. 285 Lakeside Drive. 704-870-8777.
May 6, 8 a.m.
Jesse’s Ride and Run for PTSD, Faith American Legion Park. Food, door prizes, Ride, Run and Poker Hand. Proceeds go to Honor One, creating financial help for veterans, firefighters, police offices suffering from PTSD. See Facebook.
May 6, 8 a.m.
Lexington Farmers Market opens for the season. 129 S. Railroad St., www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com
May 6, 8 a.m.
Rowan Republican Breakfast Club, Johnny’s BBQ, 8640 Highway 52, Rockwell, 704-310-0766.
MuckFest MS: Fun mud run at Concord Speedway, raises money to fight MS. Day-of ticket price $105. MuckFestMS.com
May 6, 8 a.m. -all day
Mount Ulla Spring Festival at West Rowan Farm Home and Garden. Crafters, vendors, bbq plate fundraiser, ice cream social, barn dance. 11575 NC Hwy 801. 704-278-2800.
May 6, 8 a.m.
Trucks Against Cancer Parade for Relay For Life. Breakfast at Freightliner, parade at 9 a.m. through Rowan to County Fairgrounds. 704-267-5686 or email@example.com
May 6, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale. Master Gardeners on hand. Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road. Education offerings, raffle.
May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Miller’s Ferry Fire Department Spring Craft Show and sale. Proceeds to Fire Department auxiliary and vendors. 2650 Long Ferry Road.
May 6, 9 a.m.
Davie County High School Auto Tech Car Show at Trailers of the East Coast, 418 Interstate Drive, Mocksville. 336-751-5905 ext. 4084.
May 6, 9 a.m.
Free Comic Book Day and NC Rowan County Anime Group membership drive at the Comic Monstore.
May 6, 11 a.m.
BBQ fundraiser benefits the Guatemala school GRACES, https://wearegraces.org. Tickets $8 on site. Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St.
May 6, 2 and 7 p.m.
Triad Harmony Express barbership quartet performs ‘I Love Beach Music.’ Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S. $15 advance/$20 DOS. 336-774-4044.
May 6, 3 p.m.
Make, Play, Learn Showcase at Horizons Unlimited, Planetarium shows every 30 minutes. 1636 Parkview Circle.
May 6, 4-10 p.m.
Relay For Life Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road, relay Around the World” : Food, fun, games, music, ceremonies, silent auction. Free admission. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.
May 6, 5 p.m.
Opening reception for ‘Oil and Water’ at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, art by Patt Legg and Marietta Smith. 704-469-2781, www.railwalkgallery.com
May 6, 7 p.m.
Music At The Mill with rock/country/blues Jeff Lumsden. Bring a chair. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St.
May 6, 7 p.m.
Band dance at the Y. Bring a covered dish. $8. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111
May 6, 7 p.m.
Learn about strawberries from Doug Pattersonof Patterson Farms, at Corriher Grange monthly meeting. 1585 Corriher Grange Road, NCGrange.com
Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show.Regular NC Transport Museum admission applies. www.nctrans.org
May 7, 4 p.m.
Lyme Disease Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Ed. Bldg., room 218. Info at 704-785-5425 or Facebook
May 8: VE Day (Victory in Europe Day 1945)
May 8, 1 p.m.
Alzheimer’s practical information for care partners, 10thread, 1024 South Fulton St., 336 460-1741.
May 9, 7 p.m.
Rowan History Club presents Michael Briggs, author of ‘The Longrifle Makers of the Rowan School.’ Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
May 10, 7 p.m.
Confederate Memorial Day Celebration at Old Cabarrus County Courthouse, 65 Union St. S, Concord.
May 11, 7 p.m.
Rowan Republican Exec. Cttee., Commissioners Room, County Admin. Bldg., 130 W. Innes St., Salisbury. 704- 232-4047.
May 12, 7 p.m.
Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 3421024 Lincolnton Road, $10, 704-637-1722.
Historic Spencer Shops Train Show. Models, vendors, kids’ activities, clinics. $5 for adults in addition to regular admission. www.nctrans.org
National Train Day at NC Transportation Museum, special train ride, tours, children’s activities. Regular museum admission. www.nctrans.org
Lester J. Brown Antique Truck Historical Society Show at NC Transportation Museum. Regular museum admission. www.nctrans.org
May 13, 7 a.m.
Corvette show and cruise-in and swap and show, 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. 704- 267-5664.
May 13, 9:30 a.m.
W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exams at Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road, www.w4vec.org
May 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gold Rush Days, Historic Gold Hill. Art and craft booths, gold panning, live bluegrass music and food. Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com
May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spring into Arts Festival. Free annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord. www.concorddowntown.com
May 13, 2-7 p.m.
Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue fundraiser and open house. 685 Delta St. Tours, music, game, food for sale, tethered hot air balloon rides 5-7 p.m. $10 per person. Free admission.
Middle School Prom, 11th annual. Salisbury Civic Center, $10 per ticket purchase in advance.
May 13, 3-7 p.m.
Bourbon in the ‘Bury, Salisbury’s inaugural bourbon tasting with hor d’oeuvres, live music, raffles. City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St. Tickets $40. www.bourboninthebury.com
May 13, 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Symphony Gershwin Pops Concert, Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College, 704-637-4314, Salisburysymphony.org
May 14: Mothers’ Day
May 15, 1 p.m.
Alzheimer’s: Care Giver Challenges, 10thread, 1024 South Fulton St., 336 460-1741.
May 16, 1:30 p.m.
Free program at the Y. Medicine Shop presents What are Probiotics. Open to the public, sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
May 17, 8 a.m.
Spring Fling Craft Fair at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
May 17, 12:30-5 p.m.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens at Rufty Holmes Senior Center. Preregister at 704-216-7714.
May 18, 5 p.m.
Haulers on Union Street party. 30+ Nascar cup car haulers en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. A free party in the streets with Music, activities, food trucks, giveaways, race cars on display, more. 704-454-4522 or 600festival.com
May 18, 6 p.m.
Rowan Republican Women. Hendrix BBQ, 1624 W. Innes St., 704-856-6403.
May 18-20 and 25-27, 7:30 p.m.
‘Boeing Boeing,’ classic farce. The Guinness World Records most performed French play. Leestreet.org or 704-310-5507
May 19- 20
PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Tony Award winner Lillias White. Reserve seats at 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com
May 20: Armed Forces Day
May 20, 8 a.m.
American Children’s Home annual car, truck, motorcycle show. Free spectator admission. Proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call the campus Home. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 20, 9 a.m.
PPT’s ‘Bring It On’ Youth Audition Workshop. $40. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
May 20, 10 a.m.
Home for Fruits & Berries Do It Yourself Series. Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners, Extension Office 2727 Old Concord Road.
May 20, 10 a.m.
Armed Forces Day Celebration hosted by The Veterans Council, at the Patriots Concourse at the corner of Miller and Jackson streets, in City Park.
Let’s Get Connected Day at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Ave.; dedication of Peace Pole at Dream Park, 910 S. MLK Jr. Ave. at noon. 704-636-6119.
May 20, 1-5 p.m.
58th annual Rowan Rose Society Show, in former JCPenney at West End Plaza. Growers may enter roses 6:30-10 a.m. Proceeds benefit American Rose Society. Info at 704-633-7024.
May 20, 1-4 p.m.
Turn Back the Clock Night at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium
Gold Hill Cruise-In.Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com
Legends By Lantern Tours, nighttime 90-minute walking tours of the Transportation Museum and Spencer Shops. Pricing and times at nctrans.org
May 20, 1 p.m.
Patriotic Program and Military Awards Bestowal Service, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC, RPL Stanback Auditorium. Free. Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, email@example.com
May 20, 6:45 p.m.
Cheerwine’s Centennial Celebration with Roomful of Blues in concert at corner of Liberty St. and Main St. Free. www.cheerwine.com
May 20, 7 p.m.
Line Dancing night at the Y. Bring a covered dish. $8. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org
May 21, 3-7 p.m.
Bread Riot at Walnut Hill, festive meal spotlights local farms. Activities, entertainers, tours. 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland. breadriot.org/riot-at-walnut-hill
May 21, 4 p.m.
‘Grace!’ by St. John’s Men’s Chorus, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Offering benefits Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431.
May 21-22, 7 p.m.
St. Thomas Players auditions for ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ Lee St. Theater, 329 N. Lee St. Show dates July 20-29. Adapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. firstname.lastname@example.org leestreet.org
May 22, 1 p.m.
Alzheimer’s: Strategies for Tackling Everyday Tasks, 10thread, 1024 South Fulton St., 336 460-1741.
May 22, 6-7 p.m.
Downtown Beats Community sing impromptu chorus. Free. Stanback Auditorium, RPL Headquarters. 704-216-8248 or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
May 23-24, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
PPT Youth Auditions for ‘Bring It On’. By appointment. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Show dates July 13-22. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
SALISBURY The Magazine publishes Special Souvenir Summer Cheerwine Edition.
May 24, noon
Lunch and Learn at the Y. Trinity at Home presents Nutrition. Covered dish, open to the public. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.
May 26, 8 p.m.
Summer Movies in the Park begin with ‘Zootopia.’ City Park Flag Concourse at W. Miller and Jackson Streets. Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY
May 26-June 3
Annual Memorial week celebration at JCPrice Post 107. Info at 704-637-6231. Food vendors must have permit by May 8.
May 27, 8:30 a.m.
Fun Run, 9:15 a.m. Bare Bones 5K. Benefits Relay for Life. At Knox Middle School. Early entry $20 race day $25 salisburyrowanrunners.org
Gold Hill Bike Ride in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, details at www.goldhillnc.com
May 27, 7:30 p.m.
Astronomical Society of Rowan, 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org
May 29: Memorial Day
May 29-31, 6 p.m.
Memorial Week Gospel Fest at JCPrice Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Free. Info 704-637-6231.
May 30-31, 7 p.m.
PPT auditions for hysterical farce ‘Tom, Dick & Harry,’ show dates July 27-Aug. 5. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
• Listings based on last best information received. Confirm before attending.
• More Arts & entertainment events in Thursday’s Time Out or www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > entertainment.
• Church events in Saturday’s Faith section or www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > faith
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