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Community Calendar June 2017


May 29: Memorial Day

Federal holiday to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

May 30 and 31, 7 p.m.

PPT Auditions for hysterical farce: Tom, Dick & Harry, 213 S. Main St., Show Dates: July 27-Aug 5. PiedmontPlayers.com

June 2-3

Gallery Gallop Art Festival, Downtown Salisbury 5-9 p.m. Stroll , shop and dine. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sidewalk artists, vendors, food, music, family fun.  704-637-7814

June 2, 6-8 p.m.

Community drum circle at Center for Faith & the Arts. 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

June 2, 8 a.m.

Carolinas CARE 5K Run, $35. McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte. https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte

June 3, 7-10 p.m.

Band dance at the Y: Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

June 3-4 

D-Day Remembrance and Persian Gulf War Exhibit, Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m. Joint event by the Price of Freedom Museum and the Piedmont Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Held at Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove, www.priceoffreedom.us

June 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nazareth Fun Fest 111th annual Anniversary Day. Games, food, entertainment, model air show, fire truck display, craft show, car show. 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell, nazcfc.com

June 3 

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum fifth anniversary. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

June 3-4 

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show: Family friendly reptile event. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord. www.repticon.com/north-carolina

June 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

RPL Summer Reading Kick-off at Dan Nicholas Park in the Sports Field plus concert featuring Billy Jonas Band in Outdoor Stanback Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Free. 704-216-8234 or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

June 3, noon

Concert and car show benefits RHM at Father & Son Produce Market; 5:30-6:15 p.m. food available, beginning 6 p.m. Christian music concerts. Free family event. 1774 Sherrills Ford Road, 704-636-6630.

June 3, 2-7 p.m.

Midnight’s Promise Spring Fling is Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue Spring fundraiser and open house with tours, music, games, tethered hot air balloon rides 5-7 p.m. $10 per person. 685 Delta St. Learn more at 704-798-6641 or Facebook.

June 3, 5 p.m.

Picnic before the Pops at the Utzman-Chambers House,picnic supper with wine and beer. By reservation. 704-633-5946

June 3, 5 p.m.

Pops at the Post Tailgate Party with Salisbury Swing Band, Salisbury Post, S. Church St., 704-798-5840, salisburyswingband.com

June 3, dusk (see above) 

Pops at the Post Concert 13th annual free concert, Salisbury Symphony & Friends, Salisbury Post, S. Church St. Loading Dock, salisburysymphony.org

June 3, 7-10 p.m. 

Concert in the Park with fireworks, Kannapolis. Village Park, Kannapolis, free. kannapolisnc.gov

June 3, 8 p.m.

AmVets Post 460 hosts Gary Lowder Band. $10. At the lake, 285 Lakeside Drive. 704-870-8777

June 6: D-Day

June 6, 6:30 p.m.

Monthly Peace Circle, at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

June 7

Middle School Art Contest submission deadline for middle school 6th-8th graders. E&M Art Gallery, 907 S. Main St., 877-454-3487.

June 8, 7 p.m.

Rowan Republican exec cttee meeting, County Commissioners Room of County Admin. Bldg., 130 W.Innes St., Salisbury. Rowan registered Republicans welcome as guests. 704-232-4047

June 9, 8:15 p.m.

18th annual China Grove 5K Main Street Challenge, Tot Trot 8:15 p.m. Fun Run 8:30 p.m. 5K at 9 p.m. Down Town China Grove. rowanymcaraces.com

June 9, Raleigh

American Legion will recognize Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard as Best in State. Info: Bill Lane, 704-647-9655

June 9

Deadline for artists to submit works for upcoming CFA show “More than a Label.” Nancy Gaines at ngaines@fibrant.com

June 9 , 7-10 p.m.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, music by deejay Lee Clark aka Rawhide. $10, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

June 9 , 8 p.m. 

Free Movies in the Park, “Moana” starts at 9. City Park, corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets. Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or 704- 216-PLAY.

June 9-10 

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum tribute to Shirley Temple displaying 120 Shirley Temple dolls, showing movies, serving “Shirley Temples.” 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

June 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Antique Auto Club of America Auto Display in Historic Village of Gold Hill. 704-267-9439, historicgoldhill.com

June 10, 7-10 a.m.

Lions Breakfast, Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. Money raised supports visually impaired and other humanitarian projects. 704-278-2252

June 10, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mustang Mania. All years Mustangs 1964-2017 welcome free with your car. All others $5. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. 704- 267-5664

June 10, 9 a.m.-noon

Renaissance Festival auditions at Cannon School, at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Actors, entertainers, musicians, performers, colorful personalities of all types. See RenFestInfo.com

June 10, noon

Bob Timberlake Gallery 20 year celebration, ribbon cutting, food truck, artisans, music, sneak peak at the summer release. Lexington. www.bobtimberlake.com/

June 10, 7-11 p.m.

Second annual Kegs for K9s. Live music by The Lilly Brothers. Benefits Saving Grace K9s, nonprofit that trains service dogs for veterans with PTSD. $10. High Rock Outfitters, 13 S Main St., Lexington. More info on Facebook

June 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Catawba Indian Nation Symposium on the history and culture of the Catawba Indian Nation. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. $30 includes lunch. http://charlottemuseum.org

June 11, 3 p.m. 

Winston Salem State National Alumni Salisbury/Rowan Chapter. Meet at Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home. 223 E Fisher St,

June 11, 6 p.m. 

Grass Street Blue Grass Band at Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 E. Colonial Drive.

June 13, 7 p.m. 

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society rehearsals begin for Pops N Jazz concert in late August. Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. 704-796-9682 or www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral. Society/

June 13, 7 p.m. 

Rowan History Club ‘Flour Power in China Grove’ Learn about the history of the mill. Light refreshments. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove, Free. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

June 14: Flag Day

June 15-17 and 22-24

Lee Street theatre prezents “Big Fish,” based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August. 704-310-5507 leestreet.org

June 15 

Music on Means concert series kicks off in Downtown Concord with BOUNCE Party Band. 704-784-4208.

June 15, 6 p.m. 

Rowan Republican Women. Hendrix BBQ 1624 W. Innes St., 704-856-6403.

June 15

Deadline to enter Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant. Cash prizes and more. Rules and information at 1-800.458-2755 or www.farmpark.com


June 15

Deadline to enter Faith Idol Contest. Categories: ages 12 and under; 13-18; 19 and above. Registration $10. Cash rewards. See www.faith4th.com

June 16-18

Experience the Middle Ages in Europe during the time of the Knights. 742 Jericho Road, Harmony, about an hour from Salisbury, www.returntocrecy.org

June 16

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, Glow-in-the-Dark Night Golf Tournament; call for details. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.comhttp://www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

June 17, 7-10 p.m.

Line Dancing night at the Y with the Delmonicos Band. Bring a covered dish. $8. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

June 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration, marking the abolition of slavery. Kelsey Scott Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road, Salisbury. Speakers, live music, dancing, refreshments and vendors.

June 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Gospel Tailgate with singing, liturgical dancing, poetry reading, children’s play area. Sponsored by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian held at Myers Park/Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber. 704-637-7192

June 17, 1 p.m.

Tall Tale Tellers Festival, tall tale tellers compete for a$250 top prize at Historic Gold Hill’s Tall Tale Tellers Festival at the Arbor in the Village. 704-267-9439, historicgoldhill.com/events

June 17, 9 a.m.-noon

Renaissance Festival auditions at Cannon School, at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Actors, entertainers, musicians, performers, colorful personalities of all types. See RenFestInfo.com

June 17, 1:30-5 p.m.

Cultivating Peace Thru Creative Practice, $50, pre-register at 704-647-0999. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St.

June 17 

Shop Til You Drop trip to Alamance Outlets. $35. Sponsored by J.C. Price Hall of Fame. Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073, Wayne Woodruff 704-890-0916, Carl Marlin 640-0697

June 17, 2 p.m.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. Hot Wheels collection, presentation by author/ founder of NC Hot Wheels Association Neal Giordano. Also showing “Cars” movie all day. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

June 17, 3-7 p.m. 

Cruisin’ The Grove. Cruise-in on Main Street in China Grove

June 17, 7-10 p.m.

Concert in the Park with 38 Special. Village Park, Kannapolis, free. kannapolisnc.gov

June 18: Fathers’ Day

June 20, 9 a.m.

Travel with the YMCA to the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum and NC Transportation Museum with Train Ride. Buses leave from J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. RSVP to 704-636-0111 or www.rowanymca.org

June 21: First Day of Summer

60+ Bingo — 2 p.m. third Wednesdays. 336-250-8585. The Meadows of Rockwell. 612 China Grove Highway, Rockwell.

June 21: Longest Day: Including 39 teams in and around the Western Carolina region, dedicated to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=9704&pg=entry

June 21, 3 p.m.

Learn how to live better with Diabetes. Free, open to the public, RSVP 704-401-8158. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. www.rowanymca.org

June 22, 6 -8 p.m. 

http://www.historicsalisbury.orgHistory on Tap. Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. RSVP to Historic Salisbury Foundation, www.historicsalisbury.org/

June 24

36th anniversary of Astronomical Society of Rowan. www.astrowan.org

June 24, 2-6 p.m.

Middle School Art Contest celebration. Winners announced at E&M Art Gallery, 907 S. Main St.. 877-454-3487

June 24-25

Ham Radio Operators annual field day. See the science, skill and service Ham Radio brings to your community. The Rowan Amateur Radio Club will operate from Sloan Park off Hwy. 150. Hands-on open house.

June 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fire Truck Festival, local and regional fire departments and fire truck collectors; antique and classic trucks, equipment, demonstrations. NC Transportation Museum. nctrans.org/Events or 704-636-2889

June 24 

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum workshop. High fashion wig and dressed bodice with detailed train workshop with renowned miniaturist Cat Wingler. Register at 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

June 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

7th annual Salisbury Pride Festival downtown. salisburypride.com/festival-2017.html

June 24, 8-11 p.m. 

Music at the Mural with Cassette Rewind. Free concert series hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, at The Mural on W. Fisher St. W. Fisher St., Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY

June 24-25

Ham Radio Operators annual Field Day open house. Rowan Amateur Radio Club will operate from Sloan Park off Hwy. 150. 704-762-0192

June 28, noon 

Lunch and Learn at the Y, Humana presents Using Modern Technology. Bring covered dish, free. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

June 29, 8-11 p.m. 

Music at the Mural with 9DayTrip. Free concert series hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, at The Mural on W. Fisher St. W. Fisher St., Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY

June 29-July 4

Annual Faith 4th of July Festival. Six days of entertainment. Largest Independence Day celebration in NC. See faith4th.com

June 30, 7-10 p.m.

Concert in the Park with Charlotte Symphony with fireworks. Village Park, Kannapolis, free. kannapolisnc.gov

June 30

Southeast Thresher’s Reunion and Pageant and Antiques Festival at Denton FarmPark, 17 miles from Lexington. 336-859-4231.


Weekly Farmers markets

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

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 — 4-6 p.m. Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. 704-633-5946.



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.

Through end of 2017

100 years of Cheerwine. The unique soda started in Rowan County. Rowan Museum, www.rowanmuseum.org 704-633-5946

Through end of 2017

How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC. North Carolina Transportation Museum. www.nctrans.org/Events/West.aspx 704-636-2889

Through end of 2017

Salisbury Sculpture Show. 19 sculptures placed around Salisbury. facebook.com/salisbury sculptureshow/?fref=ts 704-638-5235


This week’s  Town Crier 

Fifth Monday, May 29

Salisbury Elks Lodge bingo, 508 S. Main St., to raise funds for its charities. Early games 5 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m. 704-798-8168.

Fifth Tuesday, May 30

Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 a.m., Frontier Coffee Shoppe in Thelma’s Restaurant, West End Plaza.

TOPS NC 437, 10 a.m.,Lakeview Baptist, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis. Weigh-in 9:30 a.m., 704-938-3634.

First Thursday, June 1

PGTToastmasters, 5:45 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 828-310-8491,

SRCVB destination marketing cttee., 10 a.m., Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.

Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge Stated Communications, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 Cleveland, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

NAACP general meeting, 7 p.m. Location TBA.

Eureka Lodge 45, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267 or 7040-798-2032.

First Friday, June 2

Faith based addictions program, 7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, 904 Chipola St. 704-791-5987 OR 7 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Chturch, 2515 E. Innes St. 704-232-9130.

First Saturday, June 3

Rowan Republican Breakfast Club will not meet in June. pierceconstruction@msn.com

Toastmasters, Goldmine: 8:30 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-307-8187.

First Sunday, June 4

Lyme Disease Support Group, 4 -6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Ed. Bldg. room 218. Facebook: Piedmont NC Lyme Disease Support Group

• 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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