Local arts & entertainment news June 29-July 5
Live music every night
71st Faith Fourth of July is off and running
Sponsored by Civitan Club, Faith Jaycees, Faith American Legion and Faith Legion. All proceeds go to benefit worthy causes in the Faith community and surrounding area.
Ride armbands are sold each day. Fourth of July armbands are good all day.
See Faith4th.com for the complete schedule of music, games, rides, contests and entertainment.
Thursday- June 29
• 7 p.m. The Tams
Friday – June 30
• 7 p.m. Too Much Sylvia
• 8 p.m. Faith Idol: 12 & Under and Jr.13 -18:
Saturday – July 1
• 7 p.m. Extraordinaires
• 8 p.m. Faith Idol: Adult
Sunday – July 2
• 7 p.m. The Entertainers
Monday – July 3
• 7 p.m. Jim Quick & Coastline
Tuesday – July 4
10 a.m. Parade: Grand Marshall- Cheerwine
7 p.m.- Faith Idol Finals
8 p.m. The Randy Clay Band
10:30 p.m. FIREWORKS
Annual Goldmine Tall Tales & Ice Cream Contests
Save the date: July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Goldmine Toastmasters will be holding its annual Tall Tales & Homemade Ice Cream Contests, free and open to the public. Come hear exaggerated tales and eat some ice cream. Toastmasters may sign up to participate. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Tina at 330-705-5751 or Moses at 248-212-4658.
Music At The Mill — 7-9 p.m. Saturday: Featuring the sounds of acoustic duo “The Hook.” Bring a chair. The Roller Mill will be open for tours from 7-9 p.m. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St.
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday: Concert by The Gray Connection — bluegrass and bluegrass gospel with a heaping helping of humor thrown in — 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 to perform concert in Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS — 7-10 p.m. Friday: Free concert by The Charlotte Symphony at Village Park, including the opening act Billy “E” and Thomas. Fireworks will follow the concert. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Shuttles will run to and from Village Park, Cabarrus Health Alliance, and the Credit Union from 5-11 p.m.
Download the summer’s entire schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov
New classes this summer
New guitar classes at Rufty Holmes Senior Center start Monday, July 10 for eight weeks. There are classes for absolute beginner and intermediate students. Cost: $40 plus $10 for class workbook.
Bring your own guitar. No prior knowledge or experience required. Sign-up at 704-216-7714 or call 704-640-0279 for more info.
This eight-week wheel and glazing technique class is designed for beginners and for those with some experience working with clay. $200, Choose
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 25-Sept. 12 or
Wednesdays: 6:30-9 p.m. July 26-Sept. 13 or
Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. July 27-Sept. 14
Rufty’s Chrismon Shop Summer Chrismon classes are July 20-21, beginning each day between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and all levels will be taught. Call for reservations and details at 704-636-7790 or email email@example.com
Rufty’s Chrismon Shop is at 280 Furniture Drive.
All American Celebration and Car Show
From 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, bring your cars, trucks, bikes, tractors to show. Hot dogs, popcorn, cold drinks and homemade ice cream will be provided. This is a free, kid-friendly birthday party for America, held at Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road. Call 704-633-8200 to learn more.
47th Annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion June 30-July 4
Denton — The 47th Annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion, the largest steam, gas-engine and antique farm show in the Southeastern U.S., will take place June 30-July 4 at Denton FarmPark. See historic demonstrations of threshing plus hundreds of antique tractors, cars and engines.
Other activities include the Threshers Reunion Queen Pageant, wood sawing demonstrations, Donald Thomas’ Famous Border Collies sheep-herding demonstration, crafts, lawnmower and tractor and pedal-pull contests for all ages, live music by Deann Carter, Sweet Potato Pie, Flint Hill, Debbie Bennett, the Bull Brothers, Covenant, Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express (shown above), The Malpass Brothers, kids’ activities and closing fireworks.
Visit https://dentonfarmpark.com for the full schedule.
RPL’s Summer Reading Film Series
Rowan Public Library’s annual Summer reading film series is free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children under age 9.
There will be free popcorn and lemonade.
• July 3, 5:30 p.m.: “BFG,” PG, at East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell.
• July 5, 2 p.m.: “Square Parts,” PG-13, at South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove.
‘Good Like A Medicine’ with stand-up comic Mark Gregory
CHARLOTTE — Mark Gregory, one of the hottest stand-up comedians in America, is giving a free performance on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Christian Center Dome.
The nephew of comedic legend Dick Gregory, Mark has carved out his own niche appearing on Aspire TV’s “We Got Next,” FOX TV’s “One Mic Stand” and the TBS comedy festival, “Just for Laughs.” In 2015, he traveled the country as host of the Rebirth of Comedy tour featuring Akintunde and David Mann aka Mr. Brown.
His unique ability to perform for comedy clubs, churches and corporations makes him one of the most sought-after acts around.
For more information, contact Sanchia Gool, Victory Christian Center Operations Manager, at 704-602-6010.
The venue location is at 7228 Kings Ridge Drive, Charlotte.
‘Into the Woods Jr.’
MOORESVILLE — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre’s summer musical production is “Into the Woods Jr.”
Directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge, “Into the Woods Jr.” is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, featuring all of your favorite characters — Cinderella and her Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, Rapunzel and her Prince, as well as the Witch from classic Brothers’ Grimm fables — just to name a few. This engaging show weaves a brand-new story from familiar fairy tales through a comedic twist. The cast of 50+ actors ranges in age from 6-18 years.
Show dates are July 27-30. All performances are held at The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. For ticket details visit www.mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org
At each performance, the cast will collect new school supplies for the Back-2-School Bash17.