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Roundabout: What’s happening June 8-14

Theater

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. Adapted 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.

PPT’s Youth Theatre presents ‘Bring It On: The Musical’ —July 13-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., July 15, 16 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $14, seniors /students $12. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Music & more 

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 9: Hosted by CJ Peters. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

The Kollard Kings play at Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9: Songs and tunes from the late 1920s into the ’40s. The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. www.folksociety.org

12th Annual Nashville On The Lake Concert — 7-10 p.m. June 10: Music by Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band with special guest Grand Ol Opry Legend Hall of Fame steel guitarist Lynn Owsley. 2585 Clark Road. No cover charge, food service begins at 6 p.m.

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. June 10: Every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. June 11: The Edwards Brothers, Alan and Chad. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.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 Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. June 15: Live music from Bounce Party Band kicks off the series plus outside dining, games, shopping, more in Downtown Concord. Also Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. 704-784-4208 or ConcordDowntown.com

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. Everyone is welcome to attend free without tailgating. Info: hunter1986@gmail.com or rhunterres@aol.com or 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. W. Fisher St., Free. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or play@salisburync.gov or 704- 216-PLAY

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

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

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

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Huey Lewis & The News, June 16 • Comedian Ron White, Aug. 26 • Hank Williams Jr., Sept. 1 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

Festivals

Art 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 beach chair and sit and be entertained by local storytellers. Sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association.

Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival — 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. June 17: 23rd annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition. Guitarists compete for a Henderson guitar. Rain or shine, Grayson Highlands State Park, U.S. 58, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. $20, free ages 12 and younger, plus state park parking fee. www.waynehenderson.org, www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml

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  calligraphy, illumination, weaving, spinning, heraldry. 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 www.returntocrecy.org

Ham Radio Operators Field Day event — June 24-25: Ham Radio’s 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; opportunities to try operating one of our radio stations.

Annual Town of Faith street dance event —7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 24: featuring The Tonez. Main Street Downtown Faith, open to the public. Yard chairs are welcome.

Faith Fourth of July — June 29-July 4: Six days of entertainment, the largest Independence Day celebration in NC. Visit 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.

32 Annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8: Ham Radio Festival held at the Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave. South. Sponsored by the Rowan Amateur Radio Society. A public gathering of ham radio, computer and electronic enthusiasts. Tailgate flea market area set up outside; vendors are inside. Door prizes awarded using ticket stubs. $5 entry fee. See www.rowanars.org/firecracker-hamfest

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

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.

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 www.blueridgemusiccenter.org or 866-308-2773, ext. 245.

NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro — Aug. 2-5: 32nd annual festival.  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 info@ncwatermelonfest.com

Carolina Good Medicine Powwow — 4-10 p.m. Sept. 15: Native American style arts and crafts, singing and music. Family oriented. Bring blankets and chairs. See www.cabarruspowwow.webs.com for the schedule of events. Held at the Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Cabarrus campground, 4827 Camp Cabarrus Drive, Kannapolis.

18th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 21: “It’s Reunion Time!” Remembering the early years.  200 W. Fisher St., For early bird group reservations contact rgjs1720@carolina.rr.com or see www.rowanbluesandjazz.org or call 704-636-3277.

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday June 8: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Community drum circle — 6:-8 p.m. June 9: At Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum — • 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, www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

Antique auto exhibit in Historic Gold Hill — 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 10: Elite exhibit of antique/classic cars from the Hornets Nest Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. Owners will be on hand to answer questions. Free, open to the public. The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or www.historicgoldhill.com

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.

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 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

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. June 18: Woodleaf Lanes conference room. showing the anime series called Shuffle. Rated TMV. Television Mature Viewing for ages 16 and up. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

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

Bob Timberlake 20-year anniversary open house — June 17: Lexington Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at noon plus book signing, food truck, artisans, music by DJ Ryan Short, sneak peak at the summer release and also celebrating Bob’s 80th birthday, showcasing his artwork from the 1940s-50s to the present. http://www.visitlexingtonnc.com/events/event/

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. The Rowan Amateur Radio Club will operate from Sloan Park off Hwy. 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. www.astrowan.org

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. http://www.rowanars.org/firecracker-hamfest/

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.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — this Friday June 9 at 7 and 9 p.m. at 7 and 9 p.m.: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

Comedy

The Comedy Zone at The Loft — Wednesday, June 14: Headliner: Sid Davis. Opening Act: Jason King. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 admittance. City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., 704-603-4656.

Comedian Ron White at Harrah’s Cherokee — 7:30 p.m., Aug.26: Tickets start at $43 at 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com

Fundraisers 

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.

History 

Rowan History Club ‘Flour Power in China Grove’ — 7 p.m. June 13: 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 presentation by Aaron Kepley, discussion, light refreshments. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove, Free. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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

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/

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop  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 Street.  $35/person.  Prepaid reservations only. Please note: Due to this event, there will be no wine tasting at Salisbury Wine Shop this week • 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 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.douglasvineyardswines.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. Tuesday June 13 and every second Tuesday: $15 with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.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

City Tavern, 113 E Fisher St. — 6-10 p.m. June 12: Bike Night with live music. Bicycles, motorcycles, big wheels, unicycles,  tricycles welcome.

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 June 10: Anchor of Salvation and Embrace the Forever. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians are invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mario’s Restaurant, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland — Saturday, April 8: 6:30-8 p.m. 704-278-4444, www.facebook.com/Mariosbarberjunction

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 at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment with June 8: Josh Tennery. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 6-9 p.m. June 12: Live music. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. June 9: Live entertainment on the patio with Matthew Church. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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

Classes

Mean Masterpieces With Melody — 2-4 p.m. June 10: Paint-off classes every second Saturday with Melody Martin; $25 includes canvas, paint, brushes, supplies. RSVP to 704-754-4615. Held at Mean Mug Coffee Shop, 1024 S. Fulton St.

Art for Social Justice — Begins 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 ashley.loveart@gmail.com 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-immediate with some experience with watercolor. Maximum 10 participants. Contact Marietta Smith mariettafsmith@gmail.com or 704-431-8964

Speakers & forums

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.

PFLAG meets at mean Mug _ 6 p.m. Thursday June 15: 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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 at 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 — 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.

Auditions

Renaissance Festival auditions — Open auditions 9 a.m.-noon June 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.

Film

Free ‘Movies in the Park’ — 9 p.m. June 9: Moana. 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.

Art 

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: June 15 At Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.

Mooresville Arts to showcase petite masterpieces — Through 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 MooresvilleArtsNC@gmail.com or see www.MAGart.org

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

Trips 

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 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. 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 events@historicsalisbury.org to get a vendor application or visit www.octobertour.com/bank-street-vendors.

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 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-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 704-796-9683 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 openmic@ncbpac.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

6th annual CHICKWEED — 4-11:30 p.m. July 22: Handcrafters and artists, for Celebrating Indestructible Women event. Evening event; setup complete by 2:30 p.m. All vendor booths must be set up by 3 p.m. For vendor application, contact chickweedwomen@gmail.com.

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 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

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 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 info@caldwellarts.com

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

Call for volunteers 

6th annual CHICKWEED — Celebrating Indestructible Women, 4 p.m.-midnight or so, Saturday July 22: Set-up, ticket-takers, wristband checkers, hospitality suite managers, stage hands. Contact chickweedwomen@gmail.com

Staff the CFA art gallery — The Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the center at 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org

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

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

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.

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

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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

Nation/World

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for support for Philip

News

North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review

News

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Playoff time means get ready for ‘big-boy football’

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health

Business

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

Nation/World

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings

Education

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Education

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT