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Roundabout: What’s happening April 26-May 2

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • TONIGHT: Cory Luetjen – April 26• Eclipse (Pink Floyd Tribute Band) – April 28 • Jukebox Revolver – May 3 • Bad Inc. – May 5 • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — • 1030 pm Friday April 27: Wavy Train $5 cover. 704-762-9989, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/
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 — 7 p.m. Saturday: Alan Murrah Jr., Omega Sparx and Embrace the Forever in concert. Donations accepted at the door. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-9 pm Friday April 27: Java Jam Open Mic Night with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 6:30. • Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night — 7-10 p.m. Saturday: Salsa dancing with instructor. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP. •• 5:30-8 pm Sunday April 29: Dan Stach, acoustic folk-rock. Free. • Monday April 3: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm Join fellow musicians on the patio • 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
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
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT • 730-9:30 pm: Greg Adams • 8-10 pm Friday: Jason Leake • 8-10 pm Saturday: Maurice Brines • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday, May 1: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • Wednesday, May 2: Old tyme radio show 7-9 pm hosted by CJ Peters • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
New Sarum Brewing Co., 109 N Lee St — • Josh & Joel Acoustic Duo, May 4, 7-9 p.m. • Chad Barnard Returns, May 11, 6-8 p.m. • 704- 310-5048, https://newsarumbrewing.com/
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday Night Bluegrass with Gaining Ground • The Sunrise Cafe House band will perform Saturday from 6-8 pm • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

Jeff Whittington at The Davis — April 26: Jeff Whittington’s Old Opry. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920-ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, April 27: Concert by Heather Berry and Tony Mabe and friends, followed by open jam session. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Live music at The Chill — 6-9 pm Saturday, April 28: Ukele played by Aleta Johnson at The Chill Natural Shave Ice, 120 E Fisher St., 704-216-4001.
Sunday afternoon jazz in Kannapolis — 1-3 p.m. April 29: Free. In Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food available for sale. Dwayne Jordan Trio. See kannapolisnc.gov.
Downtown Beats, Rowan’s Impromptu Chorus — 6 p.m. April 30: Free community sing requires no experience or commitment, no charge, no prior registration is required. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228.
The Best of 10 Years Cabaret — 7:30 p.m. May 3-5 : Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-550.
Salisbury- Rowan Choral Society presents — “Seasons of Love” 7:30 pm Friday, May 4 at First UCC • 4 pm Sunday May 6 at Milford Hills UMC. 704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/
Piedmont Choral Society presents — “An American Choral Landscape” Free spring concerts — 7 pm Friday, May 4 and 3 pm Sunday, May 6: The 50 voice Piedmont Choral Society’s free spring concerts at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord. Selections by American composers with words by American poets. Info: kayy2000@gmail.com or 704.699.6053.
Darrell Harwood and Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Joint pops concert with country music performer Darrell Harwood. Tickets $5-$25 at www.salisburysymphony.org or 704 216 1513.
Echoes for Christ 6th anniversary concert — Saturday, May 5 at 5 p.m. at Fairview Heights Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road. Info George Heggins, 704-433-1807.

Theater

Final weekend for LSt presents ‘Running On Fire’ — Through April 28 at 7:30 p.m. $15 + tax. New original play written by Aurin Squire. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St, www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
PPT presents ‘Barefoot In The Park’ — May 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 pm, May 6 at 2:30 pm. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Producing Partners: First National Bank & Crescent Construction Services. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Catawba College hosts regional premiere of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27: One-woman show starring award-winning comedienne Tania Kelly explores struggles with mental illness that a little girl witnesses in her mother and then grows up to experience herself. Directed by Catawba College alumna Robin Tynes. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Tickets $20 at www.catawba.edu/theatre and DOS $25. www.ThreeBoneTheatre.com

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday: Middleton Family Wines Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Rickety Bridge Winery Wine Library Vintage Tasting with winery owner Duncan Spence. $50/person, includes round trip transportation via trolley to Rickety Bridge USA in High Point, charcuterie and cheeses, and flights of 12 different wine vintages. Limited seats. RSVP. • 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. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Douglas Vineyards — 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. May 8 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

This & That

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m.: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.
Astronomical Society of Rowan — 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 27: Star Party for the general public at the Carolian International school, 9545 Poplar Ten Road, Concord. Info: Mr. Kukielski 704-455-4672, Barbara 704-664-6939, Shannon 704-236-6933 or Ralph Deal 704-855-1591, www.astrowan.org
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April-October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St. 704-638-3100.
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Info: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.
Prevent Child Abuse Rowan’s Super Hero Fun Run — 2-4 pm. Saturday, April 28: Catawba College Shuford Stadium, 2295 Yost St. Dress as your favorite super hero and join us for a fun filled afternoon. Free. All ages welcome. www.preventchildabuserowan.org
Century Farms & Barns Bus Tour — Saturday, April 28, 9 am-4:30 pm: Southwestern Rowan farms, sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation.
Salisbury Toy & Comic Show — April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm April 28: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd S, showing anime O.V.A “Read or Die.” For ages 12 and up • https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
Salisbury Rowan Quilter’s Guild biannual quilt show — May 4-5: Friday 10 am-5:30 pm/Saturday 10 am- 4 pm: Quilts, vendors, plus tea room offering lunch and dessert. 2:30 pm Saturday, special presentation of quilts to area veterans. First Baptist Church Ministries Center 223 N. Fulton St. Admission $7. Information and discount coupon available on Facebook at Salisbury Rowan Quilters or website SRQG.net
Psychosis Simulation­ – May 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Rowan County Health Department Community Room, 1811 E. Innes St., www.brownpapertickets.com
Historic Spencer Shops Train Show, Membership Day, National Train Day — May 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, www.nctrans.org
Big Cats Open House – May 20, 2-4 p.m. Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary, 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell. www.suziespride.org
Zerbini Circus – May 6: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632, rowancountyfair.net

Blood drives

JF Hurley Family YMCA — 11 am-3:30 pm May 22,: American Red Cross blood drIve, public welcome. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd, www.rowanymca.org

Fundraisers

F.A.C.T. Truck Parade — April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m: Fighting Against Cancer Together benefits Relay For Life of Rowan County and Rowan County Cancer Support Fund Daimler, From Cleveland to West End Plaza, Salisbury.
St. Paul’s annual Cruise ‘n Barbecue — April 28: Poker cruise begins 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for cruise-in, car show, raffles, door prizes, live music, port-a-pit chicken • 3 p.m. Awards, drawings. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Helping Hands Ministry. Details, photos at www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue
Earth Day Jam 2018 — Ten bands on two stages April 28: Family friendly event with music, art, vendors, educators, children’s activities at Dark Before Dawn Farm, 2100 7th St. See www.facebook.com/EarthDayJam and www.earthdayjamnc.com or email happyrootsinfo@gmail.com
Too Much Sylvia benefit concert for Saving Grace Farm — 3-6pm April 29: VIP tickets $25; Lawn tickets $15, available at savinggracefarm.com or 704-209-6577. Morgan Ridge Vineyard in Gold Hill. Proceeds support Saving Grace Farm, therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities for those with special needs and disabilities, veterans, and those who have experienced trauma. Live music, food, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. Beer and wine available for purchase. https://www.savinggracefarm.com/
4th Annual Families First-NC Inc. Flip Flops and Flamingos — 5-8 p.m. April 29: F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. , live music by Top Shelf, silent auction, food, drinks, cash bar. Tickets $20 at the door. Adults 21+ only. For more information call 704-630-0481.
Jane’s Delicious Baked spaghetti dinner — 5-7 p.m. May 2: Milford Hills UMC fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Benefits UMWomen’s Legacy Fund. Tickets at the door, adults $5, ages 5-11 $3 and under age 5 free.
15th annual Scrabble Scramble — 6 pm May 4: Benefiting Rowan County Literacy Council, held at Trinity Oaks. Snacks, three rounds of team competition, raffle prizes. Tickets $30 for individual or $300 for table of up to 10 players. Cash prizes awarded. Info: Literacy Council, 704-216-8266, visit www.rcliteracy.org
RHM fundraiser — 11:30 am-1 pm Saturday, May 5: The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys performing at McLaughlin’s Farm House and Country Store as part of a fundraising event for Rowan Helping Ministries. Hot dogs, hamburgers and fixin’s. All proceeds go to help the food pantry of Rowan Helping Ministries.
Spring Craft & Garden Faire — 9 am–3 pm May 5: Multiple vendors, items to be raffled. $2 for adults, 17 & under free. Helps support Youth United with summer missions. Held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. in Salisbury.
Stowe A-Way For a Day and Concert by Night — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12: Famous “Jim Stowe” fish sandwich or fish dinner. Everyone will receive orange sherbet. Concert begins 6 p.m. Mount Olivet UMC, 301 Mt Olivet Road, Concord, 704-782-8846, mtochurch.com
Art Pedal — 4-6 p.m. May 12: Bike, walk, roll or jog your way around town collecting local artwork.Benefits The Pedal Factory, 311 East Council St. www.thepedalfactory.org
PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham — May 18-19. Very limited seating for this exclusive event. To reserve your seats call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street theatre fundraiser gala — 7 pm-midnight May 19: An Enchanted Evening with Cirque. Black tie gala to benefit LSt and its educational programs. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live performances of stilt walkers, acrobats, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze acts, juggling, and more. $100/person; tables may be reserved for parties of 8-10.Held at the Lee Street Theatre, 329 N Lee St. Tickets available soon. Info at www.leestreet.org
High Cotton: The Kennedy Years — 6-9 pm May 26: Fourth annual signature fundraiser for Family Crisis Council of Rowan. Male fashion show, silent auction. Theme: fashion attire of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Tickets $60/person. Contact Icela Trujillo, 704-754-5999 ext. 206
Rowan Museum celebrates 65 years — Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m.: Rowan Museum will host A Spring Supper on in the Messinger Room on the second floor of the 1857 Courthouse at 202 N. Main St. Dr. Gary Freeze will speak on Matthew Locke: Who was he and why does his portrait hang in the Utzman-Chambers House? Everyone is invited, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 704-633-5946. Cost is $15 per person.
Rowan Republican Lincoln-Reagan Dinner — 6-9 pm June 15: Social time, silent auction, VIP opportunity to speak with Senator Tillis, Rep. Budd, Rep. Hudson. Dinner at 7 pm. Live musical entertainment. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. RSVP to 704-232-4047. Individual tickets and sponsorships available, call chairman Don Vick at hewclem@bellsouth.net or see www.rowangop.org/home
Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays: A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Festivals

Denton FarmPark hosts expanded Military Vehicle Show — Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29; Sixth annual Military Vehicle Show expanded to include displays of military uniforms, machine guns, other memorabilia from World War II through the Vietnam era, and a gun and collectors show. Family-friendly event includes an opportunity to ride, weather permitting, in Huey and Cobra helicopters for a fee. Military veterans encouraged to register at the gate for a drawing for free helicopter rides. Machine gun demonstrations will shoot blanks only. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 28 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29. Day passes $10 per person; weekend passes $15. Visitors with military ID receive 50 percent discount. More information, including a full schedule, is available at dentonfarmpark.com or by calling 336-859-2755.
Celebrate NC Beer Month in Rowan County — April: Complimentary beer flights, pint glasses, spending money at two Downtown Salisbury breweries with overnight stay at a Rowan County hotel, B&B, etc. Details at www.visitsalisburync.com/packages
Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — Week of May 1: Features 70 barbeque teams competing in a competition at the North Carolina Research Campus sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. 100+ art and craft vendors, barbeque and a special Friday night concert headlined by The New Familiars.
Paws, Claws N’ Scales Festival — May 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, www.rowancountync.gov
VA Employees Association Annual Spring Bazaar — Friday, May 4: W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center’s Annual bazaar open to the public. Info Kelly.vanager@va.gov
Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — May 12: At Historic Gold Hill/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 704-279-5674, www.historicgoldhill.com or www.goldhillnc.com
Concord Spring into Arts Festival — 10 am-4 pm May 12: Family-friendly event showcasing visual and performing arts. Juried art show, musical entertainment, locally crafted beer and wine, food, children’s area, belly dancing, fashion show, dance performances, plus Jon Culbreath and Friends Americana/Bluegrass jam session, more. https://www.concorddowntown.com/
Haulers On Union Parade & Fan Fest — 5 p.m. May 17: Tim Clark Band headlines free event highlighted by NASCAR Cup car haulers annual parade down Concord’s Union Street on the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway for May 19 All-Star Race. Show cars, race car simulators, family games, kids’ activities, bounce house, mascots, celebrity autograph sessions, food vendors, beer garden. See www.600festival.com
The Cheerwine Festival — May 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. North Main Street in Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com/events/
Riot at Walnut Hill — 3-7 pm Sunday, May 20: Eighth annual “Farm to Fork” casual event with local food, local chef, local bands, local vendors, local beer, wine. Kids activities. Sponsored by Bread Riot. At The Vista at Walnut Hills, a renovated barn at 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland. $35 adults/$15 youth/free under 5. Rain or shine. Tickets at BreadRiot.org
West Rowan 5th annual Community Spring Festival — 10 am May 26: Community fellowship, music, vendors, food, games, meet Sparky the WRVFD mascot, crafts, rock painting, antiques. Vendor spots $20 • 6 pm: Second annual musician jam in the Warehouse • West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt. Ulla.

Kannapolis summer event series

Family Dodgeball & Ice Cream Social – 1- 3 p.m., Forest Park Elementary School Gym. April 28. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of dodge ball and ice cream with the whole family! We will play different variations of the classic game of dodge ball but with an exciting twist as mom and dad get to join in on the fun. $2/person, maximum $10. Ages 5+. Registration and fees due April 25th. Call Parks and Recreation at 704-920-4343 for info.

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org
• May 1: Leave 10 am: Billy Graham Library
• May 3: Leave 10 am: Rowan County Trade Show and Lunch
• May 15: Leave 9 am: Ciener Botanical Gardens, Kernersville
• May 16: 3 pm: Diabetes Education.Call to sign up
• May 23: Noon, Lunch & Learn, Living with COPD, call to sign up
• June 19: Seagrove Pottery Museum trip. Shopping, lunch, demonstration
• July 19: Charlotte Motor Speedway trip, lunch at the clubhouse
Details at www.rowanymca.com or call Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111.

Rufty-Holmes events

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens — 12:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Research-based driving safety strategies, driving skills review, 40 pages of safety tips, developing defensive driving techniques, and more. Salisbury Rufty/Holmes Senior Center. $15 AARP members/$20 non-members. Limited space. Preregister at 704-216-7714.

Classes

Chrismons — Rufty’s Chrismon Shop classes May 3 -5. Classes begin each day at 10:30 am and all levels will be taught.Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790. Reservations should be made at least one week prior to the class you choose. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com
Watercolor w/pen & ink workshop for beginners — 9:30 am-4 pm May 8-9: Two-day workshop led by Marietta Foster Smith for beginners or those with some experience/ Techniques ​useful in creating lively watercolor art with pen & ink accents. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. $125. Pre-register with Marietta Smith, 704-431-8964 or mariettafsmith@gmail.com
Workshops at West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden — • 4:30 pm May 11:Kids Workshop with Elsie Bennett, crafting gifts for Mom. Supplies included. $20 first child, $18 each sibling. RSVP and prepay at 704-278-2800 by 5 pm May 9. Parent or guardian must remain with child in class • 1 pm May 12: Curlee Method wreath-making with Bonnie Whitley, a step-by-step hands on class. Supplies included. $42 per person. RSVP by 5 pm May 9; absolutely no-walkins on the day of the class. Held at West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Mount Ulla.
Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversational setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Speakers & forums

Cindy Fink at Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. May 3: Cindy Fink, Director of Rowan Meals on Wheels, on “Senior Safety.” Refreshments follow. Rufty-Holmes Sr Center, 1120 S. MLK Ave. 704 -216-7714.

Trips

Community Travel Club day trip to Charleston — May 5: Cost is $99. For detailed information contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3874 or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.
Davie County Senior Services trip to NC Outer Banks — May 22-25. Ferry boat ride, Preservation Society Museum, Ocracoke ponies, British Cemetery, Ocracoke lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Wright Bros. Memorial, Jockey Ridge, replica of English ships that made the voyage to the new world in 1585, settlement site for 16th century settlers, American Indian Town, Roanoke Adventure Museum, Manteo lighthouse. Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
New Zion Baptist Church Senior Group Trip — July 27-28: Overnight trip to one-of-a-kind Biblical history museum in LaGrange, Ga. For seniors age 55 and up. For more info call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

Call for vendors

7th annual Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — Event date May 12: Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Early registration recommended. Deadline May 5. Questions? email goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com
JCPrice American Legion Post 107 annual Memorial Week Celebration — Friday, May 25-Saturday, June 2: Community vendors who would like a spot on the Midway: contact  Daniel Haddock by May 7 at 704-637-6231. Health Dept permits are due 15 days prior to May 25 for food vendors. Non-food vendors deadline May 25.
Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays 4-7 p.m. May-September: Farmers, crafters, bakers who offer fresh local produce, cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, etc. Corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Contact Irene Sacks at isacks@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4326.
The Spring Craft & Garden Faire — May 5: Youth United of Christ United Methodist Church in Salisbury host an indoor and outdoor show, 10 x 10 space $35. Contact cmeres123@gmail.com or 704-798-2046 for more information
VA Employees Association Annual Spring Bazaar — Friday, May 4: W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center’s Annual event This event is open to the public. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Kelly.vanager@va.gov for more information.

Auditions/call for performers

PPT’s Youth Audition Workshop — 9 am-1 pm. May 12: Students work on effective audition techniques for a musical, specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming production of “High School Musical 2.” $40. Instructor Gwen Matthews. 25 spots available. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.
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/ artisans

Spring into Arts Festival videography/photography competition — New this year: Photographs and videos of Downtown Concord. No fee to enter, creativity encouraged. Sponsored by Market Street Studios. Open to amateurs and professionals. Entries will be uploaded for public voting. Top 5 featured and voted on at May 12 festival. www.concorddowntown.com/Events/SpringIntoArtsFestival.
Rowan Arts & Ag — Be an exhibitor of handcrafted art or handmade items at Rowan Arts & Ag events in 2018 showcasing local farms and artisans. Sign up at www.RowanArtsandAg.com
Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12: Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at www.goldhillnc.com. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval. Deadline May 5. Questions? email goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com
Two-day Hippie Fest — SOLD OUT May 19-20: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. hippiefest.org
Downtown Salisbury Art Walk — 5-9 pm Friday, June 22: Showcase for local artists. No fee. Only hand-made artisan products. To participate, send details for consideration via http://www.downtownsalisburync.com/gallery-gallop-sign-form/.
2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Showdates, May 17 and Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadlines April 18 and Aug 15.
Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts — Downtown Hickory’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest is Oct 12-14. Deadline Aug 1. Guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email info@downtownhickory.com

Call for volunteers

Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
Earth Day Jam ‘Dark Before Dawn’ — Noon-midnight April 28: Earth Day celebration and Happy Roots fundraiser held at 2100 7th St Ext. Email happyrootsinfo@gmail.com
Staff the CFA art gallery — 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. Call 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org
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

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