Roundabout: What’s happening May 25-31
Closing weekend for Lee Street theatre’s ‘Boeing Boeing’ — 7:30 p.m. May 25-27: Tickets are $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: Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August. 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. Aadapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. Tickets available June 20. Performance dates July 20-23 and 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.plus 2:30 p.m. matinee July 23. 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 26: Hosted by CJ Peters. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, May 26: Concert with the band NuHiWayfollowed by open jam session. Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. May 28: Greg Moore and Deborah Stokes. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
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.
David Holt and the Lightning Bolts Return to Tweetsie Railroad — Noon and 3 p.m. May 27: Grammy award-winning group, Hwy. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. visit Tweetsie.com or call 877.TWEETSIE (877-898-3874).
Memorial Week Gospelfest — 6-9 p.m. May 29-30-31: Annual event hosted byt JCPrice American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, emceed by George Heggins and Keith Holland on the piano. Free.
Salisbury Symphony Pops at the Post — Saturday, June 3, 704-798-5840, salisburysymphony.org
• 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.
AmVets Post 460 — 8 p.m.-midnight June 3: Gary Lowder Band. Doors open 5 p.m., tickets $10, food and drink available for purchase. At the lake, 285 Lakeside Drive. 704-870-8777, www.treycallowayband.com
Grass Street Blue Grass Band — 6 p.m. June 11: In concert at Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 E. Colonial Drive. A love offering will be taken.
Music on Means — 6-9 p.m. June 15: Concord Concert series kicks off with Bounce Party Band, outside dining, games, shopping in Downtown Concord. Online info or call 704-784-4208.
Gospel Tailgate — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 17: Gospel singing, liturgical dancing, poetry reading. Children’s play area featuring inflatable, trackless train, story- telling, face painting, water balloons. Sponsored by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian held at Myers Park/Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber. Vendor fee $40, tailgate fee $20. Everyone is welcome to attend free without tailgating. Info: Courtney Hunter, email@example.com or Rachel Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-7192.
Music at the Mural — 8-11 p.m. June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30. Free concert series hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, at The Mural on W. Fisher St. W. Fisher St., Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or email@example.com or 704- 216-PLAY • June 24 – Cassette Rewind • June 29 – 9daytrip • Aug. 26 – The Lilly Brothers • Sept. 30 – Knaughty Pine
Charlotte Symphony Independence Day Celebration — 7 p.m. June 30: Village Park, Kannapolis, free. kannapolisnc.gov
HSF hosts Blankets & Bluegrass — Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.: Second Annual Blankets and Bluegrass free event is a bring your own picnic, beer or wine (wine and beer also available for sale). and listen to some of Rowan County’s best bluegrass musicians! Family-friendly event.
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 — • Billy Currington, June 10 • Huey Lewis & The News, June 16 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.
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 LE donated by Cloninger Ford-Toyota-Scion, Kid Motorz 12V Hummer H2 2-seater, 65-qt. RTIC cooler, Amazon Echo, $1000 Visa card. Also fire truck display, car show, craft show, children’s area, 50-50 giveaway. Attention: if you have ever lived at Nazareth Children’s Home you are an alumnus and are invited to meet with our Nazareth Family group at the gazebo at 11 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Annual Faith 4th of July — Six days of entertainment, June 29-July 4, the largest Independence Day celebration in NC, see faith4th.com
2017 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.
China Grove Farmers Day kickoff— July 14: Music in Hanna Park 630 p.m.
China Grove Farmers Day — July 15: Farmers Day, Main Street, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
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.
NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro — Aug. 2-5: 32nd annual festival with live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, 5K race/walk, fireworks, rides and games. Band schedule: Aug. 2 Band of Oz; Aug. 3 Backyard Groove; Aug. 4 Steve Owens and the Summertime Band; Aug. 5 Pizazz. Information 252-398-7695 or email@example.com
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, more. Tickets $10-$20. The Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax, Va. See shcedule at www.blueridgemusiccenter.org or 866-308-2773, ext. 245.
18th annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 21: “It’s Reunion Time!” Remembering the early years. Gates open 12:30 p.m., featured musicians 4-11 p.m.
Bennett Place Memorial Day Military Timeline Event — May 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday May 28 from 10 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
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.
History on Tap — 6 -8 p.m. fourth Thursdays June-July-August: Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. Historic Salisbury Foundation, www.historicsalisbury.org/
Rowan History Club ‘Flour Power in China Grove’ — June 13 at 7 p.m. Visit the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main Street, China Grove, to learn about the history of the mill and the lives of the many individuals that helped create a lasting history in the China Grove community. Short history talk and discussion with light refreshments. Free and open to the public. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through December 2017. 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
This & That
Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays May 25 and June 1: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.
Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out — • June 2-3: Gallery Gallop Art Festival • Aug. 4: Summer Sip Beer Crawl • www. downtownsalisburync.com
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
Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — June 3-4: Reptile event featuring pets, supplies, feeders, cages, merchandise, live animal seminars, raffles for prizes. Family-oriented. Held at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord. See www.repticon.com/north-carolina/charlotte
Spencer Doll And Toy Museum — • June 3: Fifth Anniversary special: 2 for 1 admission • June 9-10: Tribute to Shirley Temple displaying 120 Shirley Temple Dolls, showing movies, serving “Shirley Temples” • 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
Community drum circle — 6:-8 p.m. June 2: At Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. Free; donations accepted.
Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 3: Second Time Around Band. 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
Monthly Peace Circle — 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 6 and every first Tuesday: At Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 9 (second Fridays): 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 welcome free with your car. All others $5. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info 704- 267-5664
Cruisin’ The Grove — 3-7 p.m. June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21: Cruise in, Main Street in China Grove. Shop and dine downtown.
Line Dancing night at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 17: 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
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.
Astronomical Society of Rowan celebrates 36th anniversary — June 24: Astronomical Society of Rowan, 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org
Ham Radio Operators annual Field Day event — June 24-25: Ham Radio Operators from around North America head for the hills for the annual open house where Hams show the science, skill and service. The Rowan Amateur Radio Club will operate from Sloan Park off Hwy. 150 again this year so come on out and see what it’s all about and try operating one of our radio stations.
Carolina Picker Festival _ July 28-29: Antique vendors, signs, gas pumps, soda,vehicles, old parts. At Rowan County Fairgrounds. Call Shane or George Benfield, 704-232-6428 704-223-0513.
L&R Beach Bingo and Vineyard — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. Not-for-profit, proceeds used for community projects. 960 Talbert Blvd., Lexington. 704-310-8888.
60+ Bingo — 2 p.m. third Wednesdays. Info: 336-250-8585 or mdor.mkt@The MeadowsofRockwell. 612 China Grove Highway, Rockwell.
The Comedy Zone at The Loft — Wednesday, May 31: Headlining isSpanky Brown. Opener Quincy Carr. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 admittance. City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., 704-603-4656.
Midnight’s Promise Spring Fling — 2-7 p.m. Saturday, June 3: (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.
Concert and car show benefits RHM — Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, June 3: Classic car cruise-in at Father & Son Produce Market • 5:30-6:15 p.m. hot dogs and hamburgers available • 6-7 p.m. Gospel and contemporary Christian concert by Raising Glory • 7-8 p.m. Destiny City Church contemporary Christian band. Free family event. Donations benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. The market is located at 1774 Sherrills Ford Road, 704-636-6630.
Carolinas CARE 5K Run — 8 a.m. June 3: $35. Annual 5K at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte
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. High Rock Outfitters, 13 S Main St., Lexington. More info on Facebook.
Wine & beer tastings
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 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
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. May 9: $10 presale or $15 at the door. RSVP 754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com second tuesdays
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
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
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 Jim Sharkey. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27: Darrell Harwood. $10 cover. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.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. every Monday: Karaoke with Crystal. 704-402-3527.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Live music Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Second and fourth Fridays. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com
Tai Chi — 11:30-12:30 p.m. Mondays beginning June 5: Six weeks, through July 10. All levels of experience and ability. $60. Registration required. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. At Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. Contact Gail Poulton on the Living the Road Map website at www.gailpoulton.wordpress.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-633-9222 and leave voicemail.
Creating Lively Art using Watercolor, Pen & Ink — Two-day workshop with Marietta Smith, June 20-21 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 plus supply list. For beginners to immediates with some experience with watercolor painting; maximum of 10 participants. Contact Marietta Smith at email@example.com or call 704-431-8964. Held at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Cultivating Peace Thru Creative Practice — 1:30-5 p.m. June 17: Create at least two SoulCollage cards to nurture intuition and mindfulness. Led by Karen Perrell Campbell. $50. Ask about partial scholarships. Pre-registration required at 704-647-0999. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.
Art Workshop — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-21: Creating Lively Art using Watercolor, Pen & Ink. Two-day workshop with Marietta Smith at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 409 N. Lee St. $125 plus supply list. For beginner-immediate with some experience with watercolor. Maximum 10 participants. Contact Marietta Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-431-8964
Classes at the Y — 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Speakers & forums
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+.
Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Find and develop ideas and resources. 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.
Free programs at the Y — June 21 at 3 p.m.: Learn how to live better with Diabetes. Free, open to the public, sign up at 704-401-8158 or 704-636-0111 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. www.rowanymca.org
Lunch and Learn at the Y — • Noon, June 28: Humana presents Using Modern Technology. Bring covered dish, free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.
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. $10. Info at NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Davidson County Facebook Page or https://davidson.ces.ncsu.edu/
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.
Last weekend of Rowan County’s Young Artists at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 34th Annual High School Student Exhibition. Through May 27 in Delhaize Conference Room and Fisher Hall Gallery. 123 East Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: June 15 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.CabarrusArtsCouncil.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
PPT auditions for ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’ — 7 p.m. May 30-31: Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St. Show dates July 27-Aug. 5. For complete details and available roles visit www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Renaissance Festival auditions — Open auditions 9 a.m.-noon June 10 and 17: Cannon School, at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Seeking actors, entertainers, musicians, performers, colorful personalities of all types. For age 13+. Details and registration at RenFestInfo.com.
‘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 — • June 20: Tour Spencer Doll and Toy Museum and NC Transportation Museum with Train Ride 9 a.m. • July 11: Queens River Boat, lunch on Lake Norman • 9 a.m. Aug. 25: Southern Women’s Show • Exploring Scotland and Ireland, Oct. 15-26. Interested? Call Barbara Franklin 704-223-1973 or Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 • Trips open to the public • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@ rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org
Call for vendors
China Grove Farmers Market — is looking for interested vendors. The market is open 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 Saturday, July 15. Contact Patti Price 704-857-2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Friday night’s entertainment: The Nantucket Band. 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 email@example.com
Call for performers
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society invites singers — 7 p.m. June 13: Rehearsals begin for Pops N Jazz concert in late August. Held at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Info at 704-796-9682 or www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral. Society/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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 email@example.com or Sue McHugh, 704- 577-9965, firstname.lastname@example.org
CFA artists — Center for Faith & the Arts invites artists to submit works for the upcoming show “More than a Label.” Deadline June 9. Contact Nancy Gaines at email@example.com
42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks artists (handmade items) for Oct.14-15. See www.octobertour.com, call 704-636-0103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Art Contest — Submissions through June 7. For middle school 6th-8th graders. Judging is June 17. First, second, third place winners announced June 24. Art Celebration at E&M Art Gallery, 907 S. Main St., 2-6 p.m. June 24. Rules and info: 877-454-3487 or 336-564-6399 or 980-432-3428.
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, 2018. Opening reception Feb. 16, 2018 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Requirements and guidelines at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
Call for sculpture artists — Sept. 9: Caldwell Arts Council seek sculptors for annual Lenoir outdoor sculpture sales gallery. www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486, email email@example.com
Newton’s Foothills Folk Art Festival — Saturday, Oct. 7: Juried folk-art themed show featuring work intensely influenced by and displaying the spirit of folk, visionary and outsider art. Fees, deadlines, guidelines, etc available 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. Apply at 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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for contestants
2017 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — Seeking pageant contestants to be held June 30, at Denton FarmPark. 2017 Queen will reign over the 47th Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion and be its representative at festivals, parades, pageants and receive a $2500 scholarship. Entry fee $75. Deadline June 15. Call 1-800.458-2755 or email email@example.com or see www.farmpark.com and click on the Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion or visit us on Facebook. Denton is 17 miles from Lexington.