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Roundabout: What’s happening June 29-July 5

Theater

Norvell box office opens for ‘Bring It On: The Musical’ — Public tickets go on sale Monday. Show dates 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 PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street and St. Thomas Players present ‘Pride & Prejudice’ — July 20-23 and 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. Adapted for the stage by Jenny Hubbard. This production is a collaboration between Lee Street Theatre, St. Thomas Players, and the Center of Faith and the Arts. Lee Street theatre , 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.

Meet the author — 5 p.m.  July 9: Jennifer Hubbard speaking on “The Relevance and Longevity of Austen.”  Light refreshments. Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. Info: www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Interactive murder mystery dinner show — 7 p.m. Aug. 18: “Best Laid Plans,”  a night of intrigue, deception, and food in this comedic thriller. Held at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 401 N. Tryon St Suite 100, Charlotte. $90. Details  at https://murdermysterydinnercharlotte.com

 

Music & more 

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

Open mic at Mean Mug 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 30: Hosted by  Robert Trice. Sign up begins 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Charlotte Symphony Independence Day Celebration — 7-10 p.m. June 30: Village Park, Kannapolis. Free. Fireworks to follow. Opening Act: Billy “E” and Thomas. kannapolisnc.gov

Music At The Mill — 7-9 p.m. July 1, Sept. 2: 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.

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’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9: One-of-a-kind event that combines pop, rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal music with cabaret, tribal, fusion and theatrical belly dance. The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. Tickets on sale now at http://wwryconcord.weebly.com/tickets.html

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. www.salisburync.gov/PLAY

• June 24 – Cassette Rewind

• July 29 – 9daytrip

• Aug. 26 – The Lilly Brothers

• Sept. 30 – Knaughty Pine

Music on Means Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. June 15: Live music plus outside dining, games, shopping, and more in Downtown Concord. Also Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. 704-784-4208 or ConcordDowntown.com

 

Festivals

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. See https://dentonfarmpark.com

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 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: Main Stage will be located in Hanna Park. Little Mr./Miss Contest plus entertainment all day. Street Dance at 7 p.m. Music by 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. 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

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ at THD — Sept. 15-16:

• Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. food and merchandise vendors. Deejay Fast Freddie.

• 7 p.m. Free concert by Nantucket and Dixie Revival, food and merchandise vendors.

• Saturday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program.

• 12:30-2 p.m. People’s Choice Bbq Tasting Contest.

• 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Food and merchandise vendors.

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 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 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.

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.

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

Autumn Jubilee — Oct. 7-8: Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

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. Mac Arnold and Platea, Full of Blues, Blazin Blues, Bob Paolino, 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 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  29: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum — Admission applies to events. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

All American Celebration and Car Show   — 4-8 p.m.  Sunday, July 2: Bring cars, trucks, bikes, tractors to show. Hot dogs, popcorn, cold drinks, and homemade ice cream. provided. A free, kid-friendly birthday party for the United States.  Held at Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road.

Corvette Club appreciation ceremony — Noon-4 p.m. July 15 (postponed from June due to weather): Kelsey Scott Park, in recognition of the Vette Set Corvette and Old Chevy Car Club’s 20 years. Merchandise vendors welcome. Call Danny Thompson at 704-738-7049.

 Vette Set Corvette car show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22: At the Civic Center. Contact Marvin Shaw for details at 704-202-3952.

Bear feeding every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nicholas —  2 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures section. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Meet The Animal every Saturday and Sunday  at Dan Nicholas — 3 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures or Nature Center. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Back To School Fishing Tournament — Aug. 14-18: Register at the Dan Nicholas Park concession stand. Prize goes to the student that catches the largest fish. For ages 5-18. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net

Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — July 29: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or www.historicgoldhill.com

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 1: Delmonico’s Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

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, July 15: 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. July 30: NC Rowan County Anime Group meets at Woodleaf Lanes. 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 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.

Comedy

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.

‘Good Like A Medicine’with Mark Gregory — 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14: Free. The nephew of comedic legend Dick Gregory. Victory Christian Center Dome, 7228 Kings Ridge Drive, Charlotte. Info: 704- 602-6010 or http://www.vccenter.net/

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

Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11 a.m.–3  p.m., July 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111.

 

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

Believe in the Arts shoe drive fundraiser —  Through Sept. 15: To raise funds for fine arts scholarships for students, based on total weight of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Donate to The Pointe Dance Company, Crossroads Autobody, or Wahoo’s Diner. Believe in the Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization. Info: Lauren Cook, 704-239-7086.

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 

History on Tap — 6-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays  July-Aug.: Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. Historic Salisbury Foundation, www.historicsalisbury.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

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 30: Fourth of July Red, White and Rosé Wine Tasting with Stephanie with wines   from the United States.  Plus a bonus wine commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  $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.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 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

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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

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 July 2: closed. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians 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 — 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment by:

• 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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk — 8-10 p.m. June 2: Live entertainment on the patio by:

• June 30: Brad Ratledge

• July 7: Travis from Brave The Bullets”

• July 14: Matthew Church

• July 21: Greg Adams

• July 28: Jason Leake from the Band No Questions Asked

421 N. Lee St. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Morgan Ridge Railwalk — 8-10 p.m. July 8: Skybound album release party.  704-754-8379, 421 N. Lee St. www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m.  June 30: Destination Bluegrass Band. 5-8 p.m. every Monday: Karaoke with Crystal. 704-402-3527.

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

New 8-week guitar class — Starting Monday, July 10: For absolute beginners and intermediate students. At Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Bring your own guitar. No experience required. $40 plus $10 for workbook. Sign up at 704-216-7714 more info at 704-640-0279.

Kids’ Entrepeneur Business Camp — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17-28: Financial literacy camp for grades 5-12. Hosted by Gemstones Academy, held at 917 C S. Main St. $150 includes breakfast, lunch, snacks. Multi-children discounts and scholarships available. Deadline July 12. Info at 980-330-1173 or 980-643-8487 or 704-293-3504.

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.

Pottery 101 — Eight week class: beginning and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques, $200 • 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 • Register at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Chrismon classes — July 20-21: Rufty’s Chrismon Shop Summer Chrismon classes begin each day between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and all levels will be taught. Call for reservations and details at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

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.

Speakers & forums

Bill’s Magic Show at the Y — July 7 at  1:30 p.m.: Light refreshments. Sign up at the front desk or 704-636-0111 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. www.rowanymca.org

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

 

Film

Free ‘Movies in the Park’

• July 7 – Sing

• July 21 – Finding Dory

• Aug. 4 – Trolls

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.

RPL Summer Reading Film Series — Free, open to the public, adult must accompany children under 9. Free popcorn and lemonade. East branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. HQ, 201 Fisher St., Salisbury. South branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove.

• July 3, 5:30 p.m.: “BFG” PG, East.

• July 5, 2 p.m.: “Square Parts” PG-13, South.

• July 7, 10 a.m.: “BFG” PG, HQ.

• July 10, 5:30 p.m.: “Dolphin Tale” PG, East.

• July 11, 6:30 p.m.: “Dolphin Tale” PG, HQ.

• July 12, 2 p.m.: “The Blind Side” PG-13, South.

• July 14, 10 a.m.: “Dolphin Tale” PG, HQ.

• July 17, 5:30 p.m.: “Dear Dumb Diary” PG, East.

• July 18, 6:30 p.m.: “Dear Dumb Diary” PG, HQ.

• July 19, 2 p.m.: “Pay it Forward” PG-13, South.

• July 21, 10 a.m.: “Dear Dumb Diary” PG, HQ.

• July 24, 5:30 p.m.: “Pay it Forward” PG-13, East.

• July 25, 6:30 p.m.: “Pay it Forward” PG-13, HQ.

• July 26, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: “Pursuit of Happyness” PG-13, South.

• July 28, 10 a.m.: “Pay it Forward” PG-13, HQ.

• July 31, 5:30 p.m.: “How to Train Your Dragon 2” PG, East.

• Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. : “How to Train Your Dragon 2” PG, HQ

• Aug. 2, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: “Hidden Figures” PG, South.

• Aug. 4, 10 a.m.: “How to Train Your Dragon 2” PG, HQ.

• Aug. 7, 5:30, p.m.: “Hidden Figures” PG, East.: Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.

• Aug. 9, 2 p.m.: “Hidden Figures” PG, HQ.

• Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” PG, South.

 

Art 

The Carolina Artists — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: July 20 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. —  • Current Exhibit in Gallery II: Works by Morgan Peterson • Gallery Opening and Artist Talk 6-9 p.m. July 14: “Hello My Name Is…” a series of portraits and stories by Douglas Lail celebrating the positive impact of recovery. Center for Faith and the Arts,  behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — July 6-Aug 26: “Where Have You Been?” Art by Rail Walk artists.  Free and open to the public  Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-469-2781  www.railwalkgallery.com

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — •  9 a.m. July 11: Queens Landing Lake Norman, almost full. 9 a.m. Aug. 25: Southern Women’s Show. 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

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 — Seeks 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  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

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society invites singers — 7 p.m. June 13: Rehearsals begin for Pops N Jazz concert in late Aug.. 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 — Photography exhibit/ competition entries due July 7-8, 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 x3904.

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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