Roundabout: What’s happening June 1-7

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 Southeast Thresher’s Reunion and Pageant — June 3  at Denton FarmPark, 17 miles from Lexington off N.C. 47 and 17 miles from Asheboro off NC 49.


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., or 704-310-5507.

St. Thomas Players presents ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — 7:30 p.m. July 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. or call 704-310-5507.

Music & more

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 2; hosted by Jamie Slate. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

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,

13th annual Pops at the Post — Saturday, June 3, 704-637-4314,

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

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

The Jones Sisters Band — Playing on Friday, June 2, at the Sunrise Café (formerly CJ’s BBQ) in Cleveland at 6:30 p.m.  Come out for toe tapping fun.

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. June 4: Tom Williams. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615,

Music on Means — 6-9 p.m. June 15: Concord Concert Series kicks off with BOUNCE Party Band, outside dining, games, shopping. 704-784-4208. Also Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.

12th annual Nashville On The Lake Concert — 2585 Clark Road. Saturday, June 10, 7-10 p.m. Music by Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band. Special guest, Grand Ol’ Opry Legend, Hall of Fame steel guitarist Lynn Owsley. No cover charge; food service will begin at 6 p.m.

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.

Gospel Tailgate — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 17. Gospel singing, liturgical dancing, poetry reading, children’s play area. Sponsored by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian held at Myers Park/Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber. Vendor fee $40, tailgate fee $20. May attend for free without tailgating. Email or call 704-637-7192.

Music at the Mural — 8-11 p.m. June 24: Cassette Rewind. Free concert series hosted by Salisbury Parks and Rec, at the Mural on W. Fisher St. Free. Also June 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30, 8-11 p.m. or or 704- 216-PLAY

Charlotte Symphony Independence Day Celebration — 7 p.m. June 30: Village Park, Kannapolis, free.

Music At The Mill — 7-9 p.m. July 1, Sept. 2. Bring a chair. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St.

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee• Billy Currington, June 10 • Huey Lewis & The News, June 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, $1,000 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,

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 Pre-registration $15 before June 2, DOS $20. 855 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Info 704-467-1079 or 704-213-6379 or

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.

The French and English Knights battle again — 8 a.m.-11 p.m. June 17: Experience the Middle Ages in Europe during the time of the knights, experience the struggle on the Field of Battle, learn skills such as caligraphy, illumination, weaving, spinning, heraldry. In the evening: songs and stories around the campfire. $20 adults, $10 age 10-17, children 10 and under free. Van Hoy Family Campground in Harmony, about an hour from Salisbury. Info at

Faith 4th of July — Six days of entertainment, June 29-July 4, the largest Independence Day celebration in N.C. See

China Grove Farmers Day kickoff— July 14: Music in Hanna Park, 6:30 p.m.

China Grove Farmers Day — July 15: Farmers Day, Main Street, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Stand Together Music Festival — 2-10 p.m. Sept. 23: Main Street, China Grove.

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 schedule at or 866-308-2773, ext. 245.

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 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

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. 200 W. Fisher St., For early bird group reservations contact or see or call 704-636-3277.

This & That

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday 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.

Summer Reading Kick-off at Dan Nicholas Park — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 3: Dan Nicholas Park hosts Rowan Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-off festival in the Sports Field plus concert featuring the Billy Jonas Band in outdoor Stanback Theatre beginning at 1:30 p.m. Free, open to the public. No fees required to participate in summer reading. To learn more call 704-216-8234 or visit

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 • June 16, Glow-in-the-Dark Night Golf Tournament; call for details • 2 p.m. June 17, Cars! Cars! Cars! Special Hot Wheels collection and presentation by author and founder of NC Hot Wheels Association Neal Giordano. Also  showing “Cars” movie all day • June 24, High Fashion Wig and Dressed Bodice with Detailed Train Workshop with renowned miniaturist Cat Wingler. Registration required • 2 p.m. Thursdays: Downton Abbey Club Regular admission applies to events. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

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.

Band dance at the Y7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 3: Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Rowan County Anime — Sunday, June 18. Group will meet at Woodleaf Lanes Conference Room, 6 to 8 p.m. Showing the anime series, “Shuffle.” Rated TMV – Television Mature Viewing (for ages 16 and up).

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — June 3-4, family friendly reptile event featuring pets, vendors, live animal seminars, prize raffles. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord.

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 N.C. 801, Mt. Ulla.

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,

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 9 (second Fridays): Music by deejay Lee Clark aka Rawhide. $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

Line Dancing night at the Y7-10 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,

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

Ham Radio Operators annual field day event — June 24-25: Ham Radio Operators from around North America head for the hills during their annual Field Day event. Field Day is Ham Radio’s open house where Hams show the science, skill and service Ham Radio brings to your community. The Rowan Amateur Radio Club will operate from Sloan Park off N.C. 150 in Salisbury. Come on out and try operating one of our radio stations.

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

32nd annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8, by the Rowan Amateur Radio Society, featuring The N4UH 2M & 70cm Repeaters transmitting from Rowan County NC USA – EM95 – ITU Zone 8. Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave. S.

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.

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


The Comedy Zone at The Loft — Wednesday, June 7: Headliner John McClellan; opener Kevin Alderman. 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) Equine Rescue Spring fundraiser, open house, tours, music, children’s games, food for sale. Tethered hot air balloon rides from 5-7 p.m. for $10 per person. Free admission. 685 Delta St. Call 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. Donations benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. 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

Second annual Kegs for K9s — 7-11 p.m. June 10: Live music by The Lilly Brothers. Benefits Saving Grace K9s, 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.


D-Day Remembrance and Persian Gulf War Exhibit — Saturday June 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, 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, 704-857-7474 or 704-431-2839,

Rowan History Club ‘Flour Power in China Grove’7 p.m. June 13: Learn about the history of the mill. Short history talk, discussion, light refreshments. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove, Free. 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.

‘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

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,

Wine & beer tastings

Two tastings at Salisbury Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 2: Wines to Kick Off Your Summer with Drew Summers, Advintage Distribution. $5/person • 7 p.m. Friday, June 9: Treasure Hunter Dinner with Hunter Vogel, Owner of Treasure Hunter Wines. Event will be held at Chef Santos’ Italian Café on Innes St. $35/person. Prepaid reservations only 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,

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

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,

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

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $10 presale or $15 at the door. RSVP 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 U.S. 52.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

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,

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia. • Fridays, deejay • 704-638-9647,

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 •

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

Tonight at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment with CJ Peters • June 8: Josh Tennery • June 15: Ursa Major. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 6-9 p.m. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4: Featuring Greg Brangle playing live music on the patio. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. June 2: Live entertainment on the patio with Derek Sjoblom

June 9 — Matthew Church

June 16 — Allan Goupel

June 30 — Brad Ratledge

July 14 — Matthew Church


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, begins 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, email or call 704-633-9222 and leave voicemail.

Art for Social Justice — 6-7:30 p.m. June 15: Explore how art can help us to raise our voices in a deep and meaningful way in the face of societal injustice. A variety of mediums will be explored. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St. $60 for six sessions. Register at or text 412-607-7934.

Cultivating Peace Thru Creative Practice — 1:30-5 p.m. June 17: Create 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-intermediate with some experience with watercolor. Maximum 10 participants. Contact Marietta Smith or 704-431-8964

Speakers & forums

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

Free programs at the YJune 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.

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.

Farmers markets

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, 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,

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. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. 704-633-5946.


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


Free ‘Movies in the Park’ — 9 p.m. June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 at City Park Flag Concourse, corner of West Miller and Jackson Streets. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. City Park. Free. or or 704- 216-PLAY.

June 9 – “Moana”

June 23 – “The Secret Life of Pets”

July 7 – “Sing”

July 21 – “Finding Dory”

Aug. 4 – “Trolls”


Mooresville Arts to showcase petite masterpieces — June 6-July 6: Benefits renovation the back warehouse. Artists 18 years of age or older may submit up to 10 entries. Contact Mooresville Arts, 704-663-6661 or see

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. 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, 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. 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,

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,


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 or

Call for vendors

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

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

China Grove Farmers Day — Craft vendors needed for China Grove Farmers Day Saturday, July 15. Contact Patti Price, 704-857-2466 or

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,

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

Call for performers

Deadline approaches for 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 each have first place $300; second place $200; third place $100. Form is on

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

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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail

Call for storytellers

Historic Gold Hill’s Tall Tale Tellers Festival — 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17: 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. See

Call for artists

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

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

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

Middle School Art Contest — Submission deadline June 7. For middle school sixth-eighth 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. Exhibition: Feb. 10-May 19, 2018. Opening reception Feb. 16, 2018, at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Requirements and guidelines at 704-636-1882 or

Call for sculpture artists — Sept. 9: Caldwell Arts Council seek sculptors for annual Lenoir outdoor sculpture sales gallery., 828-754-2486, email

Newton’s Foothills Folk Art Festival — Oct. 7: Juried folk-art themed show. Newton is about an hour from Salisbury. Apply at

Call for volunteers

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

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Event is Oct. 21. Inquire at or 704-636-3277.

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

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,

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x 3904.

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

Call for contestants

36th annual China Grove Farmers Day Festival — July 15: accepting applications for entries into the 2017 Little Mr & Miss Farmers Day Contest. Deadline July 12. Categories • infant to 2-year-old male • infant to 2-year-old female • 3-5-year-old male • 3-5-year-old female. Apply to Patti Price, 333 N. Main St., China Grove, 704-857-2466 or

2017 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — Seeking pageant contestants for June 30 at Denton FarmPark. 2017 Queen will reign over 47th Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion, receive $2500 scholarship. Entry fee, $75. Deadline June 15. 1-800-458-2755 or Park is 17 miles from Lexington.

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