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Roundabout: What’s happening May 18-24

Theater

Opens tonight: Lee Street theatre presents ‘Boeing Boeing’ — 7:30 p.m. May 18-20 and 25-27: $15+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Big Fish’ — 7:30 p.m. June 15-17: Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

St. Thomas Players presents ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — 7:30 p.m. June 20-29: $15 + tax. Tickets available June 20. Performance dates July 20-23 and 27-29. Lee Street theatre , 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.

 

Music & more 

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 19: Hosted by Danny Franklin. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. May 21: Ang Medlin, accompanied by Tom Williams. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

‘Grace!’ by St. John’s Men’s Chorus — 4 p.m. Sunda: 22nd annual Spring Concert, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Offering benefits Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431. www.stjohns-salisbury.org

Final concert Sunday: Kannapolis is “Jazzing up” Sunday Afternoons — 1-3 p.m.: Dwayne Jordan Trio (rescheduled after rain-out April 23). Free concert in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.

Patio Jammin’ — 6:30-9 p.m. May 22: On the patio outside Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St.

Let Your Voice Be Heard with ‘Downtown Beats’ — 6-7 p.m. May 22: Community sing impromptu chorus presented by Rowan Public Library. Free. Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters. 704-216-8248 or Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov

Noche de Ritmo — 7:30 p.m. May 27: Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., RSVP to 704-754-4615.

Memorial Week Gospelfest — 6-9 p.m. May 29-30-31: Annual event hosted by JCPrice American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, emceed by George Heggins and Keith Holland on the piano. Free. To participate, contact Dan Haddock 704-637-6231, Wayne Hill 704-754-1774 or John Marshall Knox 704-310-6256.

Pops at the Post — Saturday, June 3, , 704-798-5840, salisburysymphony.org

• Picnic before the Pops — 5 -7:30 p.m. June 3: At the Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. Picnic supper with wine and beer, $25, proceeds go towards maintaining the house. Reservations required at 704-633-5946.

• 5 p.m.: Pops at the Post Tailgate Party with the Salisbury Swing Band, Salisbury Post parking lot at S. Church St., 704-798-5840.

• Dusk: 13th annual free Pops at the Post Concert, featuring Kyle Petty. Salisbury Symphony & Friends, Salisbury Post parking lot at S. Church St.

Grass Street Blue Grass Band — 6 p.m. June 11: In concert at Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 E. Colonial Drive.

 

Festivals

Let’s Get Connected Day — May 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Multicultural Celebration at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Ave. • Dedication of Peace Pole at the Dream Park, 910 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. at noon. 04-636-6119.

Cheerwine’s Centennial Celebration — 6:45 p.m. Saturday, May 20: with Roomful of Blues. Downtown Salisbury, corner of Liberty St. and Main St., 704-637-5881. Free admission. www.cheerwine.com

111th anniversary Nazareth Fun Fest — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3: Breakfast 7 a.m. Live entertainment 1-4 p.m. by The Holiday Band, The Heirs of Salvation, Cook Family and more. Raffle tickets $5. Drawings at 4 p.m. for 2017 Toyota Corolla. Nazareth Children’s Home, 855 Crescent Road, Rockwell, www.nazcfc.org

21st annual Nazareth benefit car show — June 3: Registration 8-11 a.m., judging 10 a.m.-noon, awards at 2 p.m. Register at www.nazcfc.org. Pre-registration $15 before June 2, DOS $20. 855 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Info 704-467-1079 or 704-213-6379 or cpeterson@nazcfc.org

Historic Gold Hill’s Tall Tale Tellers Festival — 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17: At the Arbor in the Village, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Bring your blanket or beachy chair and sit and be entertained by local storytellers. Sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association.

Blue Ridge Music Center annual Summer Concert Series — May-October: The Steel Wheels, Steep Canyon Rangers, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah, Bill and the Belles, The Snyder Family, and more. Tickets $10-$20. The Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 near Galax, Va. www.blueridgemusiccenter.org or 866- 308-2773, ext. 245.

Southeast Thresher’s Reunion and Pageant — June 30: at Denton FarmPark, 17 miles from Lexington off NC Hwy 47 and 17 miles from Asheboro off NC Hwy 49.

Denton Antiques Festival — June 30-July 4: Annual Denton Antiques Festival at Harrison Park in downtown Denton. Daily from 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Info at 336-859-4231.

Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival — July 29: Rowan Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Free to attend; see www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com for team signup costs.

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays May 18: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Mt. Ulla Community Ice Cream Social — 5-8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday with vendors plus live music performed by Colton Sherrill. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden at 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla.

Spotlight Dance Company annual recital — 2 p.m. May 20: “Grease!” Children’s version of the 1950s movie. Free to the public. Ages 2-94 performing. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College.

Turn Back the Clock Night at Horizons Unlimited — 1-4 p.m. May 20: 1636 Parkview Circle. www.rss.k12.nc.us/ horizons-unlimited- margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Tonight: Haulers on Union street party — Thursday, May 18 at 5 p.m.: Free party in the streets with Chairmen of the Board and The Entertainers. 704-454-4522 or www.600festival.com

Friday book signing at South Main Book Co. — 6-7:30 p.m. Friday: Author Tracie Barton-Barret, “Buried Deep in Our Hearts,” a book about grief over the loss of a pet. Also, Nina Dix with Canine Caregivers (therapy dogs. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum — • May 19-20: Western Movie Days featuring John Wayne • June 3: Fifth Anniversary Celebration • 2 p.m. Thursdays: Downton Abbey Club Regular admission applies to events. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

58th annual Rowan Rose Society Show — 1-5 p.m. May 20: Held in the former JCPenney at West End Plaza. Growers may enter roses 6:30-10 a.m. Proceeds benefit American Rose Society. Info 704-633-7024.

Line Dancing night at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 20: Delmonicos Band. Line Dancing night. Bring a covered dish. $8 per person. Guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. May 28: Showing anime series BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. Rate TMV. For age 16+. Woodleaf Lanes conference room. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out — • June 2-3: Gallery Gallop Art Festival • Aug. 4: Summer Sip Beer Crawl • www. downtownsalisburync.com Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 9: Music by deejay Christopher Lee. $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

Mustang Mania — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10: All years Mustangs 1964-2017 free with your car. Others $5. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info 704- 267-5664

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — June 3-4: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord. www.repticon.com/north-carolina/charlotte/ for pricing and hours

Cruisin’ The Grove — 3-7 p.m. June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21: Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove.

L&R Beach Bingo and Vineyard — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. Proceeds used for community projects. 960 Talbert Blvd., Lexington. 704-310-8888.

Astronomical Society of Rowan celebrates 36th anniversary — June 24: Astronomical Society of Rowan, 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org

 

Comedy

New starting time: The Comedy Zone at The Loft — Wednesday, May 24: Headlining is Darryl Rhoades. Opening is Andy Forrester. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 admittance. City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., 704-603-4656.

 

Fundraisers 

Friends Of The Symphony Golf Tournament — Friday, May 19: At The Revival at The Crescent. Tee time 1 p.m., $75 per player. For more information contact Angie Smith – 704-431-4447.

Third Annual Great Berry Ride at Patterson Farm— 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20: Benefits Rowan County United Way and Hospice. Start at 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla. Register at www.sportoften.com. Info at www.visitpattersonfarm.com

American Children’s Home 19th annual car, truck, motorcycle show — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20: Free spectator admission and parking. Proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call the campus Home. Info at ecrews@ach-nc.org

Seventh annual Riot in the Pasture — 3-7 p.m. May 21: Local food and drink, local music, at The Vista at Walnut Hill, 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland. Tickets at www.breadriot.org

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday May 24: Live entertainment from USO supporting local NC troops. Percentage of sales go to that group. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Midnight’s Promise Spring Fling — June 3 from 2-7 p.m.: Rescheduled from May due to weather. Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue Spring fundraiser and open house with tours, music, games for the kids, food for sale. Tethered hot air balloon rides from 5-7p.m. for $10 per person. Free admission.685 Delta St. Learn more at 704-798-6641 or visit Midnight’s Promise Inc on Facebook.

Carolinas CARE 5K Run — 8 a.m. June 3: $35. Annual Carolinas CARE 5K run at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte/CarolinasCARE5k

Second annual Kegs for K9s — 7-11 p.m. June 10: Live music by The Lilly Brothers. Benefits Saving Grace K9s, a nonprofit that trains service dogs for veterans with PTSD. $10. 50/50 raffle and raffle prizes. First 100 guests get free SGK9s bracelet. At High Rock Outfitters, 13 S Main St., Lexington. More info on Facebook.

 

History 

Bennett Place Memorial Day Military Timeline Event — May 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday May 28 from 110 a.m.-3 p.m. Military living historians represent the American soldier of various time periods throughout our nation’s history. Free. Bennett Place, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. 919-383-4345 or www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com.

Patriotic program and military awards bestowal service — 1 p.m. May 20: Free event at Stanback Auditorium, RPL, by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC. Info Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour — 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28. $8 adults/ $5 kids. Narrators describe historic sites, shopping, restaurants, theaters, public art. One-hour tour begins at the Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St.

‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through December. 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Three events at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19: Intro To Future Wine Tastings with Cindy Sweasy, Grapevine Distributors. Sampling of wines from wineries that will be featured in future wine tastings. $5/person • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24: Oak Ridge Winery Tasting with John Lampe of Oak Ridge. Pizza from Chef Santos. Seated, structured tasting. RSVP recommended. $15/person • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25:  New Rickety Bridge Vintages with Lize-Marie Nieman of Rickety Bridge. South African Appetizers by Chef Santos. RSVP recommended.  $15/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room: 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

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

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. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia. • Fridays, deejay • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • Thursdays: Karaoke •Fridays-Saturdays: Deejay • Age 25+. 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Holy Hip Hop Night with Superstar, Keon, ICE, Big Boi Hurt and Zach Mehaffey. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Tonight: Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment with May 18: Dalton Johnson. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road —Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pool tournament.

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 5-8 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke with Crystal. 704-402-3527.

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Live music Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. 704-938-2337.

 

Classes

Classes at the Y — • 6-7 p.m. May 22: Taste of vegan free cooking class. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd West. RSVP to 704-636-0111 • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: In Step for Life free 4-week walking class, 305 Rudolph Road. Free T-shirt at the end of the program. Email to register health@salisburysdachurch.org

Yoga at CFA — Spring 2 Session of Refresh & Relax Yoga • Monday evenings May 22-June 26 • OR Tuesday evenings May 23-June 27 • OR Wednesday mornings May 24 to June 28. One session $90 or $15/class. Try a class before registering. Debra McNeil, inspiredwellness@bellsouth.net or 704-637-1671 or www.faithart.org

 6-week Gentle Yoga — May 23, 5:15 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College North Campus. $50. Register at www.rccc.edu/events/?id=3475&n=Yoga

Tai Chi at Center for Faith and the Arts — Mondays June 5- July 10: 11:30-12:30 p.m. All levels of experience and ability. $60. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. Gail Poulton, Living the Road Map website, www.gailpoulton.wordpress.com, email angirama@gmail.com or call 704-633-9222.

Cultivating Peace Thru Creative Practice — 1:30-5 p.m. June 17; Retreat, reflect, renew, relax, create SoulCollage cards. Led by Karen Perrell Campbell. $50.Partial scholarships may be available. Call for more information. Pre-register at 704-647-0999.

 

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays: $4 per person. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 704-450-7446.

Meditation — First and third Sundays at 4 p.m. By donation only. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. See www.spotlightdancescene.com

60+ Gentle exercise — Fridays at 9 a.m. at The Meadows of Rockwell, 612 China Grove Hwy. Low-impact. Pre-register with Devan Bertch at 704-698-6459.

 

Speakers & forums

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Find and develop ideas and resources. 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

PFLAG meeting — 6-8 p.m. May 18: At Mean Mug Coffee Company third Thursdays. 1024 S. Fulton St.

Alzheimer’s information — • 1-3 p.m. May 22: Strategies for Tackling Everyday Tasks • Info: Cyndi Reinhardt, 336 460-1741 • 10thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

Lunch and Learn at the Y — • Noon, May 24: Trinity at Home Presents: Nutrition. Bring covered dish, free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — June 1 at 12:30 p.m.: Hot dog picnic and “Fun & Games.” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. For age 50+.

 

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays and Wednesdays West Fisher and South Jackson Streets.

13th annual Lexington Master Gardener Garden Tour — June 3-4; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Six private gardens. Tickets $10. Info at NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Davidson County Facebook Page or https://davidson.ces.ncsu.edu/ or 336-210-5365.

Lexington Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 129 S. Railroad St., 336-731-7317, www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. , corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.

China Grove Farmers Market — Opens 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 5 . The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. 704-633-5946.

 

Film

Free ‘Movies in the Park’ — 9 p.m. May 26, une 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 at City Park Flag Concourse, corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. City Park. Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or play@salisburync.gov or 704- 216-PLAY • May 26 – Zootopia • June 9 – Moana • June 23 – The Secret Life of Pets • July 7 – Sing • July 21 – Finding Dory • Aug. 4 – Trolls

 

Art 

Tonight: The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: May 18 At Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.

Wide open prairies and rugged mountain terrain — Through July 7: Place/Settings, www.Cabarrus ArtsCouncil.org or call 704-920-2787. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “Unreasonable Fears” exhibit. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Watercolors by Kenneth Koskela, oil paintings by Phyllis Steimel, assorted works by other local artists. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Salisbury’s Eric Ward. 704-633-1246.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “Oil and Water” by Patt Legg and Marietta Smith, on exhibit through June 24. 704-469-2781, www.railwalkgallery.com

Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 34th Annual High School Student Exhibition through May 27. 123 East Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

 

Trips 

‘The Ark Encounter’ — May 30-June 2: Woodleaf Joy Group is going to Kentucky to the Ark Encounter (Noah’s Ark), Creation Museum, Botanical Gardens, riverboat cruise, tour of Cincinnati, Kentucky Horse Park. 4 days, 3 nights. Contact Janie Waller 704-278-4803.

Shop Til You Drop trip to Alamance Outlets — June 17: $35. Sponsored by J.C. Price Hall of Fame. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073, Wayne Woodruff 704-890-0916, Carl Marlin 640-0697 or any member of the Hall of Fame Committee

Senior Group of New Zion Baptist Church — July 22: Road trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. For age 55+. Call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. Aug. 25: Charlotte Women’s Show • Exploring Scotland and Ireland, Oct. 15-26. If interested contact Barbara Franklin 704-223-1973 or Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 • Other trips are in the planning stages. Visit www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

Call for vendors

JCPrice Post 107 annual Memorial week celebration — May 26-June 3: For a spot on the midway contact Daniel Haddock at 704-637-6231.

China Grove Farmers Market — Looking for interested vendors. 4-6 p.m. every Friday until the end of September.

Salisbury Pride Festival vendors — June 24 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.salisburypride.com

China Grove Farmers Day — Craft vendors needed for China Grove Farmers Day July 15. Contact Patti Price 704-857-2466 or pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

Annual BBQ event at Tilley H-D of Salisbury — Sept 15-16: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events accepting vendor applications for KCBS sanctioned event free to the general public. 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks food vendors for Oct.14-15. See www.octobertour.com, call 704-636-0103 or email suemch@aol.com

 

Call for performers

Faith F&M Idol Contest sign ups — Categories • ages 12 and under • 13-18 and • 19 and above. Registration is $10. Deadline June 15. Three divisions and each have a cash reward of 1st place $300; 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100. A form can be printed from www.faith4th.com

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB is seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

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

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society invites singers — Pops N Jazz concert in late August. Rehearsals begin June 13 at 7 p.m. at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Info at 704-796-9682 or www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral. Society/

 

Call for storytellers

Historic Gold Hill’s Tall Tale Tellers Festival — 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17: Are you the best tall tale teller in town? Inaugural Festival at the Arbor in the Village, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Rd., Gold Hill. $250 top prize. Free admission for audience; $5 registration for Tall Tale Tellers. Registration and info at www.goldhillnc.com

 

Call for artists

6th annual CHICKWEED — July 22: Vendors of arts and crafts (handmade items) for the sixth annual “Celebrating Indestructible Women.” Evening event; setup complete by 2:30 p.m. Proceeds support Rowan Family Crisis Center and battered women’s shelter. Email Nancy Gaines at chickweedvendors@gmail.com or Sue McHugh, 704- 577-9965, chickweedwomen@gmail.com

‘More than a Label’ — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks submissions for “More than a Label.” Deadline June 9. Contact Nancy Gaines at ngaines@fibrant.com

42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks artists (handmade items) for Oct.14-15.See www.octobertour.com, call 704-636-0103 or email suemch@aol.com

Middle School Art Contest — For 6th-8th graders. Submission deadline June 7. Judging is June 17. winners announced June 24. Art Celebration at E&M Art Gallery, 907 S. Main St., 2-6 p.m. June 24. Live entertainment and refreshments available for purchase. Rules and info at 877-454-3487 or 336-564-6399 or 980-432-3428.

Gallery Gallop Art Festival in Downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3: Accepting applications for artists. Email info@downtown salisburync.com or visit downtownsalisburync.com for more information.

The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 Years — Juried group exhibition in celebration of Hurley Park’s pearl anniversary, no fee to enter. Deadline Oct. 20, 2017. Exhibition: Feb. 10-May 19. Requirements and guidelines at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Newton’s Foothills Folk Art Festival — Oct. 7: Juried folk-art themed show. Fees, deadlines, guidelines at hickorymuseumofart.org or 828-327-8576 ext. 210. Newton is about an hour from Salisbury. Apply at www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com/artist-information

 

Call for volunteers 

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Event is Oct. 21. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org and choose Upcoming Events or call 704-636-3277.

42nd annual OctoberTour — Salisbury Foundation seeks volunteers for Oct. 14-15. House docents (tour guides) especially. Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103 or email events@historicsalisbury.org or visit www.octobertour.com

Salisbury Pride — June 24: Time slots 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Complete the volunteer form at www.salisburypride.com

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, hps@horseprotection.org

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

Business

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

Local

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

Local

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, professionals reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

Business

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

Clubs

Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday

Local

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

Education

Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School