Local arts & entertainment news April 12-18
Call for vendors
The J.C. Price American Legion Post 107 Annual Memorial Week Celebration is coming up Friday, May 25-Saturday, June 2. Community vendors may contact Comrade Daniel Haddock by May 7 at 704-637-6231 to reserve a spot on the Midway. Health Dept permits are due 15 days prior to May 25 for food vendors.
Non-food vendors can get spots up to May 25.
Call for vendors
The VA Employees Association of the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center will be hosting its Annual Spring Bazaar on Friday, May 4. This event is open to the public. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Watercolor w/pen & ink workshop for beginners
This two-day workshop led by Marietta Foster Smith will give beginners or those with some experience a chance to observe and practice techniques useful in creating watercolor art with pen & ink accents. Limited to a small number of participants to allow for more individual attention.
Held at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 9:30-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9. Fee is $125. To register call or email Marietta Smith 704-431-8964 / email@example.com
Third Annual Bayou & Bluegrass event
LEXINGTON — Childress Vineyards will host its annual Bayou & Bluegrass at the Grand Pavilion and back lawn, and will feature a low country boil, wine, beer, and live bluegrass music by Jackson Flats.
The event is 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Advance tickets are $17.50 and include entertainment and a souvenir wine glass. Reserved tables for four are available. Get tckets at ChildressVineyards.com/Events or at Childress Vineyards, 1000 Childress Vineyard Road, 336- 236-9463.
Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival
GREENSBORO— 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
Held each spring and fall at the Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road.
A substantial piece of pottery will be raffled with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support Greensboro Urban Ministry programs.
Meet more than 50 potters from NC, SC & VA. The event is free and open to the public.Info at 336-662-2357 or http://www.pottersofthepiedmont.com/
Corn Hole Tourney at Cauble Creek
Saturday, April 14 from 1-7 p.m. there will be food and music and family-friendly fun. Josh & Joel will provide the live music and the Fusion Mexican Grill food truck will be on site. A first place win earns $250 and second place earns $150.
Cauble Creek Vineyard & Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Exhibit opening: Artwork by students from Rowan Helping Ministries
Tuesday, April 17, 4:30-6 p.m. Through a new component of the Building Bridges through Art program, Rowan Helping Ministries and Center for Faith and the Arts teach shelter guests practical life skills and provide education on issues that have led to their homelessness, led by Shanna Glawson, Artist in Residence at Center for Faith and Arts. Attend and support this exhibit to help homeless individuals use art to promote life changes.
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St., 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org
Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition Open
Registration is open for the 24th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands State Park, Va. Application deadline is May 1. Download the form from www.waynehenderson.org and mail to: Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition, c/o Herb Key, 1423 Dragway Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.
30th annual statewide Visually Impaired Minature Golf Tourney held at Dan Nicholas
The Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Recreation Division is proud to sponsor its 30th annual Statewide Visually Impaired Minature Golf Tournament on Saturday on the two ADA compliant miniature golf courses at Dan Nicholas Park. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m.
The awards ceremony follows. Trophies will be awarded in each sight division: A-Legally Blind; some sight-can make out images and light, and B-Totally Blind; no light perception or images.
Lunch is provided free for participants and volunteers and will be available for spectators, family, friends, etc. for $5 per person. For more information contact the Therapeutic Recreation Division at 704-216-7780.
Astronomical Society of Rowan
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Program by Jack Howard on his trip to Chile, held at 1920 Deal Road. Info: Ralph Deal 704-855-1591, www.astrowan.org
Weekend Kannapolis events
Kannnapolis Cruise-In: 1-7 pm Saturday: downtown
Stories Under the Stars featuring Flow Circus, Saturday 7 p.m., Kannapolis Public Library for children Pre-K through 5th grade. Juggling, comedy, magic, audience participation.
Jazz Series with Nicci Canada: April 22: Jazz Series: Nicci Canada, 1-3 pm, Veterans Park.
‘Drinks with a prohibitionist’
RALEIGH — Carry A. Nation is taking a break from her busy schedule of smashing saloons for a night at the State Capitol — a casual evening of drinks (!) and conversation with the legendary 1907 saloon smasher Carry A. Nation.
When theatrical temperance speaker Carry A. Nation toured North Carolina in 1907, she did not like what she observed. She saw a state where alcohol was widely used, claiming that Salisbury was second only to Chicago as “the whiskeyest-soaked city in the United States.” Nation was a fiery temperance speaker, known internationally for her “hatchetations,” where she went into bars and saloons to smash fixtures and merchandise with a hatchet.
This event will feature a Carry Nation reenactor — she has come to save you from a “drunkard’s fate” while you sip your beverages. The Capitol’s new exhibit “Inflamed by Spirits: North Carolina’s Role in Temperance and Prohibition” will also be on display. $20 tickets include admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a reproduction lapel pin.
Thursday, April 19, 7-9 p.m. at the North Carolina State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drinks-with-a-prohibitionist
Anglo-Cherokee War remembered at Fort Dobbs
STATESVILLE — North Carolina found itself engaged in a global struggle for empire between England and France and neighboring native tribes such as the Cherokee in the 1750s. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a window into that contentious time, Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15.
The “War for Empire” event will allow visitors to meet soldiers, American Indians and civilians from the 18th Century French and Indian War. That North Carolina history is illustrated through encampments, trades and crafts, musical performances and weapons demonstrations.
The programs will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, with highlighted activities throughout each day. Admission is $4 per person; children under 5 years old are free.
For more information, call 919-807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov
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