Roundabout: What’s happening June 15-21

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 15, 2017


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.

PPT 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. Tickets go on sale July 3 at 704-633-5471 or

St. Thomas Players presents ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — Adapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. Tickets available June 20. Performance dates July 20-23 and 27-29 at 7:30 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 16: Hosted by Duke Wicker. Sign up begins 6:30 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Barn Dance Saturday  — 6:30 p.m. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden’s Barn Dance featuring The Melody Ramblers with Dale Mills.  $5 adults; children age 12 and under free. See or call 704-278-2800. 11575 NC Hwy 801.

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. June 18: Fathers Day Concert with Americana Troubadors Bill and Eli Perras. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615,

TONIGHT 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

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, or Rachel Hunter, 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. or or 704- 216-PLAY • June 24 – Cassette Rewind • June 29 – 9daytrip • Aug. 26 – The Lilly Brothers • Sept. 30 – Knaughty Pine. 8-11 p.m.

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

HSF hosts Blankets & Bluegrass — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.: Second Annual Blankets and Bluegrass free event; bring your own picnic, beer, wine (also available for sale). Rowan County’s best bluegrass musicians. Family-friendly event. Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation.

Brown Bag Lunch Jam — Noon-1:30 p.m. four consecutive Wednesdays in September: Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27. Grab a friend, grab a blanket and grab a spot. Free outdoor concert series at Eastern Gateway Park downtown.

‘We Will Raq You’ — Sept. 9: Coming to Kannapolis for the first time a one-of-a-kind event that combines pop, rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal music with cabaret, tribal, fusion and theatrical belly dance. Since 2011, “We Will Raq You” has featured professional and student performers from across the Southeast. Tickets on sale now at

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Comedian Ron White, Aug. 26 • Hank Williams Jr., Sept. 1 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.


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 features the Krüger Brothers, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, the Looping Brothers, Betty and the Bullet, Strictly Strings, and Wayne Henderson and Friends. Twenty guitarists compete for a Henderson guitar; free children’s activities. 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.,

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 calligraphy, 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

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.

June 22 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

2017 Southeast Thresher’s Reunion and Pageant — June 30: at Denton FarmPark, 17 miles from Lexington and about 40 mins from Salisbury.

Denton Antiques Festival — 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 30-July 4: Annual Denton Antiques Festival at Harrison Park in downtown Denton. 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

China Grove Farmers Day Kickoff— 6:30 p.m. July 14: Music in Hanna Park to kick off Saturday’s festival.

36th annual China Grove Farmers Day Festival — 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 15: Downtown China Grove, 200+ booths line Main Street. Fireworks finale,, 704-857-2466

Village Ghost Walk in Historic Gold Hill — July 29: Annual fall event. Saint Stephens Church Road,

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.

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.

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

Carolina Good Medicine Powwow — 4-10 p.m. Sept. 15: Native American style arts and crafts vendors, intertribal dancing, craft contest, hands on learning, gourd dancing, crazy midnight auction, traditional Native American singing and music. Family oriented. Bring blankets and chairs. See for the schedule of events. Held at the Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Cabarrus campground, 4827 Camp Cabarrus Drive, Kannapolis.

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

Denton Street Festival  — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Sept.  9: Food, local crafts, artists, children’s activities. Local entertainment 9-11 a.m. Eric and the Chilltones on stage noon-3 p.m. Ride the Amazin’ Blazin’ Firetruck and climb the rock wall. Rain or shine. Harrison Park, 20 W Salisbury St. Info 336-859-4231. Denton is about 40 minutes from Salisbury.

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. Live House, Stephen R. Gordon Jazz Trio, Joe Robinson and Friends, Diana Tuffin, Butch Stewart. Also international food, arts, crafts. 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 15: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum • 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

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.

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,

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.

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 for Bob’s newest book release, food truck, artisans, music by DJ Ryan Short, a sneak peak at the summer release (Bald Head Island) and also celebrating Bob’s 80th birthday, showcasing his artwork from the 1940s-50s to the present.

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 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.

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.

Great American Solar Eclipse — Aug. 21: Total eclipse of the sun. Path of eclipse from Salem, Oregon to Columbia SC and Charleston SC. Astronomical Society of Rowan, 1920 Deal Road.


The Comedy Zone at The Loft — Wednesday, June 21: Headliner: Frankie Paul. Opening: Jeff Bodart. 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


Spencer Woman’s Club — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17: Inaugural Arts & Crafts Festival. Sponsored by Spencer Woman’s Club, 100 Third St. Reserve a table space for $10-$20. More info at 704-636-7836 or 704-633-6684.

5th Annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball — 5-9 p.m. Sept. 23: Live music, dancing, dinner, silent auction. Proceeds support therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities at Saving Grace Farm.  Hosted by Trinity Oaks. Tickets $40 or $75/couple includes admission, dinner, two drink tickets per person. Call or email for info 704-209-6577


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 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, $5/person. • 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,

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

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday July 11 and every second Tuesday: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 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,

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,

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 •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday June 17: The New Realm Band from Athens, Ga. plus returning favorite Sean Spillane. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

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  June 15: Ursa Major • June 22: Sarah Sophia • June 29: W. Kiley Smith • July 6: Josh Tennery • July 13: Joel McCarson • July 20: Sarah Sophia • July 27: W. Kiley Smith. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. June 16: Live entertainment on the patio with Allan Goupel • June 30 Brad Ratledge • July 14 Matthew Church. 704-754-8379,

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


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 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 or 704-431-8964

Speakers & forums

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

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

Rowan Genealogical Society — 7:30 p.m. June 20: Discover tools and suggestions to help resolve roadblocks in researching family genealogy. Meet at Rowan Public Library.

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.

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. 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. Friday, May 5 . 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 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

Lee Street Theatre’s ‘Dixie Swim Club’— 7 p.m. June 25-26: Hysterical southern comedy directed by Kindra Steenerson Cline. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script along with some possible improvisational work. Also Prepare a short 1 or 2 minute personal story about a best female friend. Auditions held at Lee Street theatre. Performances dates Aug. 24-26 and Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Tickets $15+tax available in July at or 704-310-5507. With questions contact n Cline at


Free ‘Movies in the Park’ — 9 p.m. June 23 – The Secret Life of Pets • July 7 – Sing • July 21 – Finding Dory • Aug. 4 – Trolls. At City Park, corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets. Entertainment begins 8 p.m. City Park. Free. or or 704- 216-PLAY.


The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. Tonight: Celeste Ward presents “A Study in White” 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 or see

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

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

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.

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.

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: Accepting vendor applications for KCBS sanctioned event free to the public. Entertainment includes 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 or visit

Call for performers

Deadline for Faith F&M Idol Contest sign ups — Categories • ages 12 and under • 13-18 and • 19 and above. Registration is $10. Deadline June 24. 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

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

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

Sign up the day of! 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

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

Mooresville Arts photography exhibit — Annual photography exhibit and competition entries due July 7-8 at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St. On display July 11-Aug. 4. Categories: Nature/Wildlife, Portraiture and Still Life; submit digital or film. Info at Mooresville Art, 704-663-6661, or

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

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 

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

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

42nd annual OctoberTour — Salisbury Foundation seeks volunteers for Oct. 14-15. House docents 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.

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

Call for contestants

36th annual China Grove Farmers Day Festival — Event date July 15: accepting applications for 2017 Little Mr & Miss Farmers Day Contest. Entry deadline July 12. Categories • Infant to 2 years old Male • Infant to 2 years old Female • 3-5 years old Male • 3-5 years old Female. Apply to Patti Price, 333 N. Main St., China Grove, 704-857-2466 or

Deadline TODAY 2017 Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — Seeking pageant contestants to be held June 30, at Denton FarmPark. The 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 is $75. Deadline June 15. Entry rules and information at 1-800.458-2755, email; online at and click on the Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion or visit us on Facebook. Denton FarmPark is located 17 miles from Lexington.


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