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Roundabout: What’s happening June 22-28

Theater

Last weekend to catch ‘Big Fish’  at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. June 22-24: Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Set construction at the Meroney — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24: Set construction for PPT’s hysterical farce “Tom, Dick & Harry.” Lunch provided.  No experience necessary, come for an hour or come for the day. Info  704-633-5471.

St. Thomas Players presents ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — July 20-23 and 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. plus 2:30 p.m. matinee July 23. $15 + tax. Adapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. Lee Street theatre , 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.

Music & more 

See also: Night Life

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 23: Hosted by  Jamie Slate. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

The Trailblazers  perform in Mt. Ulla — 7 p.m. Friday,  June 23: Winners of the 2017 Merlefest band competition, Will and Daniel Thrailkill from the Backcreek Boys. Adults $10, children 12 and under free. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801. Mount Ulla.

The David Murph Benefit — 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24: Music festival, cruise-in, vendors, BBQ to benefit the Murph family. Check Facebook: The Gospel Plowboys for music lineup. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801. Mount Ulla.

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m. June 25: 40oz Mouse, punk band begun as acoustic folk project.  No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

Noche de Ritmo — 7:30 p.m. June 24: Salsa dancing fourth Saturdays. $8/person or $15/couple. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., RSVP to 704-754-4615.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, June 30: Concert followed by open jam session. Free admission, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

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.

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. www.salisburync.gov/play

‘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 http://wwryconcord.weebly.com/tickets.html

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

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

Festivals

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 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, Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave. South. Sponsored by the Rowan Amateur Radio Society. Door prizes. $5 entry fee. See www.rowanars.org/firecracker-hamfest

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: NEW: Main Stage will be located in Hanna Park. Little Mr./Miss Contest plus entertainment all day. Street Dance at 7 p.m. with Southern Breeze Band and Outshyne at 8  p.m. Downtown China Grove, 200+ booths line Main Street. Fireworks finale, chinagrovenc.gov, 704-857-246.

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

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 with live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, 5K race/walk, fireworks, rides and games. Info 252-398-7695 or info@ncwatermelonfest.com

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ at THD — Sept. 15-16 • Friday food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie, concert by Nantucket and Dixie Revival • Saturday 9 Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice Bbq Tasting Contest. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

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

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. Rain or shine. Harrison Park, 20 W Salisbury St. Info 336-859-4231. Denton is about 40 minutes from Salisbury.

Annual Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor & Off Road Expo — Oct. 13-15: Rowan County Fairgrounds. Kick off concert Friday with Thompson Square. Pre-Sale ticket prices through July 19 for $20; July 20-Oct. 8 Advance tickets $25; Beginning Oct. 9 Week of and Door Price tickets $35. See www.finfeatherfurexpo.com or call 704-279-9383.

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 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 22 and 29: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

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.

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. 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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 25: Comic Monstore picnic at Dan Nicholas Park. Free open to the public. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

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/

Reception and talk by Jenny Hubbard — 5 p.m. July 9: Jenny Hubbard, author of the adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” currently in rehearsal. Held at the Utzmann-Chambers House.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 14 (second Fridays): Music by deejay Lee Clark aka Rawhide. $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

Family friendly professional wrestling

Friday July 14  at 7:35 p.m.: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. Features former World Wrestling Entertainment, TNA, Ring of Honor wrestler & NBC’s American Ninja Warrior participant Zach Gowen (the world’s first one legged pro wrestler and national motivational speaker), plus   the tag team known as The Tate Twins, nicknamed “The Boys.”  Tickets are $5-$35 at www.wsfairgrounds.com or www.ticketmaster.com

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.

‘Christmas in July: Lore of the Belsnickle’ — July 30 at 2 p.m.: Mt. Pleasant, Society Hall, 1100 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. by The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society “Christmas in July: Lore of the Belsnickle, Santa’s Cranky Cousin”, a presentation by Dr.  Gary R. Freeze, Professor of History at Catawba College.  Dr. Freeze is the author of The Catawbans, a trilogy of books about the history of Cabawba County and surrounding area. His general interest in the German influences in this area led to his interest in “Belsnickling” and the lore of this Cranky Christmas Cousin of Santa’s who was known to bring a wallop with a whip or switch as well as candy and gifts!!  Admission $5.

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

Set construction for PPT’s ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’

Set construction for PPT’s hysterical farce “Tom, Dick & Harry” will take place at the Meroney Theater Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. No experience necessary, just come ready to work. Come for an hour or come for the whole day. Learn more at 704-633-5471.

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

L&R Beach Bingo and Vineyard — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. Not-for-profit, proceeds used for community projects. 960 Talbert Blvd., Lexington. 704-310-8888.

Carolina Swap and Show — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12: $5 admission or $20 swap space includes two people. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info: 704- 267-5664

Camaro Cruise In — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12: Free with your 1967-2017 Camaro, also free admission to swap and show. 600 Stadium Drive, Kannapolis. Info: 704- 267-5664.

United Way Sunset Run 5K — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1: Downtown Salisbury

Comedy

The Comedy Zone at The Loft — Wednesday, June 28: Headliner Slade Ham. Opening Travis Nelson. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 cover. The Loft at 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 

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays • June 28:  Young Life Charity Night • July 19: Novant Health mobile mammogram unit in the parking lot • MRRailwalk donates a percentage of sales on Charity Night. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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 janna@savinggracefarm.com

History 

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 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23: Gen5 Wine Tasting with Cindy Sweasey, Grapevine Distributing.  Gen5 is five generations of sustainable wine making by the Lange family, each generation leaving the land better for the next generation.  $5/person •  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.douglas vineyardswines.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 July 11 and every second Tuesday: $15 pp 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

See also music & more

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 24: Downpor. 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, www.themontgomerystore.com

Tonight at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment with Sarah Sophia. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

 Bike Night at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — First Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.: Featuring Greg Brangle playing live music on the patio. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. June 23: Live entertainment on the patio Cole Young and Cameron Ripley. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 8-10 p.m. July 8: Skybound album release party.  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

The art of seeing and drawing —  10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 12: Using Frederick Franck’s book, The Zen of Seeing- Drawing as Meditation as a jumping-point, artist Mark Stephenson leads a day-long session  at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Register at www.faithart.org, write to info@faithart.org, or call 704-647-0999.

Mindfulness — 3-4 p.m. for five weeks beginning July 16: Taught by Leilani Higgins at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Contact Leilani at leilani_higgins2000@yahoo.com to register.

Speakers & forums

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

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, 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

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 www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. With questions contact Cline at ksteener@uncc.edu

Film

Free ‘Movies in the Park’ — 9 p.m.

May 26 – Zootopia

June 9 – Moana

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. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or play@salisburync.gov or 704- 216-PLAY.

Art 

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. —  • Current Exhibit in Gallery II: Works by Morgan Peterson • Gallery Opening and Artist Talk 6-9 p.m. July 14: “Hello My Name Is…” Art by Doug Lail exploring stories of recovery. Center for Faith and the Arts,  behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Opening for ‘Hello My Name Is…’ — July 14: Reception 6-9 p.m., artist talk, 7:30 p.m. “Hello My Name Is…, a series of portraits and stories by Douglas Lail celebrating the positive impact of recovery. In the galleries at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.

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

Last day for 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 

Travel with the YMCA — •  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. Details: 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.

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

6th Annual CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women — 4-11:30 p.m.  Saturday July 22: Handcrafters and artists; spots are limited. All vendor booths must be set up by 3 p.m. For vendor application, contact chickweedwomen@gmail.com

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 pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

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, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

42nd OctoberTour — Historic Salisbury Foundation seeks  vendors for Oct.14-15. The ‘Bank Street Cafe’ features food and art. See www.octobertour.com, call 704-636-0103 or email events@historicsalisbury.org or visit www.octobertour.com/bank-street-vendors.

Call for performers

NEW DEADLINE 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. See 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 artists

6th Annual CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women — 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.

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, www.MAGart.org or MooresvilleArtsNC@gmail.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

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts show — Downtown Hickory’s 32nd Annual Oktoberfest is accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors Oct. 13-15 with prizes given for top three artisans in painting, sculpture, pottery, handmade swings, candles, jewelry, photography, more. Applications, fees, guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com. Applications for commercial and non-profit vendors also are available.

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. Be a docent in a historic home, help with the Bank Street Cafe, Patrons Ball, more. 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.

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

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 pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

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Cannon Mills’ whistle sounds again, brings nostalgia with it

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Outbreak at jail annex over; new cases emerge at Kannapolis facility

Elections

In Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

News

5 Charlotte officers recommended for dismissal after death in custody

Elections

Trump, Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

College

Maui Invitational moving to Asheville during pandemic

News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 19

Coronavirus

Kannapolis brewery linked to eight COVID-19 positives

Elections

Local Democrats call to ‘turn the state blue’ during virtual office reopening

Education

Funding flat, enrollment down slightly for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Education

Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year

Business

China Grove soap store sets sights on expansion into Kannapolis

News

Charlotte, UNC game canceled after 49ers place players in quarantine

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 18