Local arts & entertainment news Sept. 14-20
Saturday: Rowan County Night
Moonshine & Thunder – The Junior Johnson Story
WILKESBORO — Bleu Moon Productions presents “Moonshine & Thunder – The Junior Johnson Story,” beginning tonight, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m., for three consecutive weekends. Get tickets at www.bleumoonproductions.com or at the gate on the night of each performance.
COUNTY NIGHT for Rowan County will be each Saturday night (Sept. 16, 23 and 30): Show your driver’s license and receive $5 off.
A North Carolina story of moonshine and NASCAR, this multi media outdoor drama uses both film and live actors to tell the story.
The play takes attendees through the beginnings of The North Wilkesboro Speedway — from cow pasture to race track — and Junior Johnson’s evolution from outrunning the law to outrunning everything on that track. The production ends with Johnson’s first big win in Daytona. The show offers vintage automobiles, footage from the North Wilkesboro Speedway and Darlington, and tells personal stories from Junior Johnson himself. The event is outdoors at the Forest’s Edge Amphitheatre off Hwy 421 North in Historic Fort Hamby Park, 1534 South Recreation Road in Wilkesboro.
For tickets and more information visit www.bleumoonproductions.com
Miller Ferry Fire Department Junior Muster
The 10th annual Junior Fire Muster is Saturday Sept 16, from 8 a.m. until. Lunch will be available. The public is welcome to come and watch the young and up-coming firefighters. 2650 Long Ferry Road, 704-637-1286.
Saturday Movie Night at The Inn: Facing the Giants
Popcorn, candy and soft drinks. No charge. 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150, at 8 p.m. Saturday. (Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform.) 704-213-1467.
’50s Day at the Dairy Queen
The Dairy Queen at 1004 West Innes St. will host ’50s Day on Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. They will be dressed for the occasion providing car hop service. Bring your vintage car and lawn chair and join us. Special prices on several items.
Embrace: A documentary on Womens’ body image at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Catawba College Tom Smith Auditorium of the Ketner Center. The film will be followed by a panel discussion Admission is free and open to the public.
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society
All singers, especially altos and basses, are invited to a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St., as they begin rehearsing for Dec. 3 and 8 holiday concerts. For more information call 704-796-9683 or check out our Facebook page.
‘How Not To Date A Jerk’ (Finding Your Way to a Lasting Love)
7-9 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 23: Sponsored by Singled Out Ministry of First Baptist Church Salisbury. Led by Rod Kerr. 704-633-0431 ext. 105 for registration information. Cost: $20.
The Rowan Genealogical Society will be meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hurley Room at the Salisbury Public Library. Guest speaker will be Patricia Beck, a lifelong resident of this area. She will discuss the genealogical path she followed to document her family’s history. Bob Bruce, president.
Legends by Lantern
SPENCER — On Saturday, Sept. 16 from 7:30-9 p.m. enjoy a nightime walking rour of the North Carolina Transportation Museum, exploring Spencer Shops’ historic structures. The Legends by Lantern tours feature tellings of North Carolina railroad legends and Spencer Shops, illustrated by the museum’s extensive collection of vintage railroad equipment. For ticket informatiuon visit www.nctrans.org
5th Annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball
From 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 enjoy live music, dancing, dinner and a silent auction, all in support of the therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities at Saving Grace Farm. The Silver Buckle Charity Ball benefits the therapeutic horsemanship programs for people with special needs and disabilities. Funds help make up the difference between what families can afford to pay, and what the services actually cost.
Hosted by Trinity Oaks in their Special Events Room on Kluma Road, tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple, which includes admission, dinner and two drink tickets per person. Call or email for info 704-209-6577 email@example.com
An Afternoon with Joe Mitchell’s Train
SAVE THE DATE: Fundraiser for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary
Sunday Sept. 24 from 2-5 p.m.: Enjoy a unique, one-time opportunity to see and ride a piece of the sanctuary’s history. Purchased in 1950, the fully restored miniature train will be on display and available for rides at a private residence in Lexington, NC. 18 years and older only. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are still available and information can be found at www.faithfulfriendsnc.org/events or on our Facebook page.
Vendors wanted at the VA Fall Fest
The W.G “Bill” Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Employee’s Association will be hosting its Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 bp.m. in Building 6 in the gym. Contact Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org at 704-638-3410 for more information. This event is open to the public.
The Carolina Artists invite artists to enter September Expo
Paintings, drawings, collage, mixed media, and photography entries are currently being accepted for the 2017 Carolina Artists Expo. Entry applications must be turned in by Sept. 18. The show begins on Sept. 26 and runs through Sept. 30. Complete details and entry forms may be found at thecarolinaartists.org
Salisbury City Council candidate forum
6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28: Salisbury City Council candidate forum sponsored by Rowan Concerned Citizens, The Vine Event, Project Cover, and Salisbury Indivisibles.Held at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd., and streamed on Facebook Live through the Rowan Concerned Citizens Facebook page. Submit questions via email to email@example.com before 5 p.m. Sept. 26. On forum day, moderators will accept Twitter questions via @citzensrow. Due to time restraints, a limited number of questions can be asked. Parking is available behind Mission House building.
Annual RPL Millstream Family Storytelling Concert
MT. ULLA — Every September, Rowan Public Library celebrates the power of storytelling with a festival and a family storytelling concert. This year’s festivities will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Gale Buck of Raleigh will demonstrate his storytelling skill at the Millstream Family Storytelling Concert at 7 p.m. in the Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. Buck is a writer, storyteller, musician, and professional Santa Claus. He is the winner of the 2014 Bold-Faced Liars’ Showdown at the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast and the 2015 South Carolina Liars’ Championship. For more information visit www.RowanPublicLibrary.org
Create the Connection submission deadline Friday
CONCORD — Cash prizes of $500 and $1,000 will be awarded to top designs for a simple yet creative idea for sidewalk interaction in downtown Concord. Idesa must meet some basic criteria for safety reasons but entry is free. All ages are welcome to provide a design. Send a simple sketch with dimensions by Sept.15. Actual concept does not have to be ready until event day on Oct. 21; winners will be announced after voting and judging has ended at 2 p.m. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-784-4208.