Arts & entertainment events coming your way June 1-7
Meet the cast
Congratulations to the cast of St. Thomas Players’ “Pride & Prejudice.” The show premieres in July with performances 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.
The Author: Melanie Brayton
Mr. Bennet: Chris Eller
Mrs. Bennet: Theresa Pitner
Jane: Taylor Ellerbee
Elizabeth: Emma Rose
Mary: Meghann Wood
Kitty: Keely Watson
Lydia: Phoebe Hollingsworth
Mr. Bingley: Matthew Jones
Caroline Bingley: Amber Watson
Mrs. Hurst: Beth Bentley
Mr. Darcy: Matthew Monte
Charlotte Lucas: Krissey Browder
Mr. Collins: Jacob Brayton
Mr. Wickham: Dylan Ellerbee
Lady Catherine: Lesi Jonap
Aunt Gardiner: Beth Bentley
Mrs. Reynolds: Theresa Brandt
Georgiana Darcy: Macy Abramson.
Gallop through the galleries this weekend
Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out — • June 2-3: Gallery Gallop Art Festival • www. downtownsalisburync.com
Join Downtown Salisbury for the Gallery Gallop 2-Day Art Festival.
Friday, June 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. will feature a stroll with local galleries and an evening of late night shopping and dining in one of the many stores and restaurants.
Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., spend a day with local sidewalk artists, vendors, food, music and family fun.
But the fun doesn’t stop there — Pops at the Post begins at 5 p.m.
Concert and car show benefits RHM
A gospel and contemporary Christian concert and classic car cruise-in will highlight a gathering at Father & Son Produce Market on Saturday, June 3. The car show will continue from noon to 6 p.m. with hot dogs and hamburgers available from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Southern gospel band Raising Glory will kick off the concert from 6-7 p.m. and the Destiny City Church contemporary Christian band will follow from 7-8 p.m.
This is a free family event with all donations benefitting Rowan Helping Ministries.
The market is located at 1774 Sherrills Ford Road. Please call 704-636-6630 for more information.
Nazareth Fun Fest and car show
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, $1,000 Visa card. Also firetruck 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
Wednesday’s Comedy Zone at The Loft
June 7: The Midlifers Standup Comedy Tour featuring John McClellan • Opening – Kevin Alderman • Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 cover. The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., 704-603-4656.
Headliner John McClellan is a 20-year veteran of the comedy club circuit, concert venues and fundraiser events, perhaps most recognizable from his appearance on Bravo TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker.” John is the man who resides in that smoky area between brazen youth and lessons learned, the show’s voice of middle age irreverence.
Opener Kevin Alderman Right after high school with only $100 to his name, Kevin left his small town in Maryland and moved to Miami to chase his dream of being an actor, writer and comedian. Well, sometimes things don’t turn out the way we might think. Kevin found himself in North Carolina running a small window cleaning business to support himself and his family, but he never let the dream die — at the age of 40 he decided it was time to chase his childhood dream again. As a middle-aged man with a new lease on life, Kevin’s covers topics from relationships to religion with an everyman style.
Middle School Art Contest — Submission deadlineJune 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.
Take a train trip and kids’ tickets are just $5
Families looking for fun summer adventures can enjoy a special $5 kids fare to travel the rails in North Carolina.
From June 1 through Aug. 31, customers can use discount code V626 when booking at NCByTrain.org to take advantage of the one-way $5 fare for up to two children ages 2-12 with the purchase of a regularly priced adult ticket.
This offer is valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Terms and conditions apply.
Families can hop on board at any of the cities below when traveling NC By Train:
• High Point
• Rocky Mount
NC By Train’s Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation and operated by Amtrak. These trains provide daily service from Raleigh to Charlotte, plus seven additional stops in between.
Have ancient fun at Town Creek
MOUNT GILEAD – Test your skills at ancient games on World Atlatl Day with the third annual “Archaeolympic Games” at Town Creek Indian Mound, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try fire making by bow-drill, toss corn cob darts or try other games in a day of free family fun.
The atlatl (pronounced at-latal or atal-atal) preceeded the bow and arrow and is one of the oldest hunting tools known to man. Visitors can test their skills with the atlatl, or try a game of chunky, which involves throwing disc shaped stones across the ground and tossing spears at them.
Please contact the site at (910) 439-6802 or at email@example.com for more information.
Tour groups are welcomed and encouraged. The site is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. It is closed to the public Mondays and most major holidays.
The historic site is at 509 Town Creek Mound Road, Mount Gilead, NC, 27306. For more information on Town Creek, visit www.towncreekindianmound.com.