Roundabout: What’s Happening May 10-16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2018

Community Calendar

Night Life

Tonight at DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • Nishah DiMeo, May 10 • Thunderstruck AC/DC Tribute Band, May 12 • Heart Shaped Box Nirvana Tribute Band, May 19 •  Stereo Doll, Jun. 2 • Mock of Ages Def Leppard Tribute Band, June 9 • 704-638-9647,

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday: Shiloh Hill • 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: Chasin The Rain •$5 cover • 704-762-9989,

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7 p.m. Saturday: Ammunition Band and Jeff Greene. 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 May 11: Open Mic Night with hosts Old Rockers!. Sign up begins at 6:30. • 7-10 pm Saturday May 12: Karaoke. • 5:30-8 pm Sunday May 13: Adrian Niles special Mothers’ Day Concert. • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm Join fellow musicians on the patio . 704-754-4615,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Alec and Austin • 8-10 pm Friday: Joy and the Gent • 8-10 pm Saturday: Joel McCarson • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried• 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 704-754-8379,

New Sarum Brewing Co., 109 N Lee St — May 11, 6-8 p.m. Chad Barnard returns • 704- 310-5048,

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: Destination Bluegrass Band • 6:30 pm Saturday: Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

Sunday afternoon jazz in Kannapolis — 1-3 p.m. May 13: Booker Wilson Band: Tremayne Booker and Julian Wilson. The group is based near Charlotte, NC. Free. In Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food available for sale on

Janet Pascal concert — 3 p.m. May 13: Multiple Grammy and Dove award nominee Christian vocalist, sang with The LeFevres, frequent featured soloist on Gaither Homecoming stage. First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St. Kannapolis. Free, no ticket required. 704-699-6053.

The St. John’s Men’s Chorus spring concert — 4 pm May 20: “Peace, Prayer and Healing” in the Sanctuary, under the direction of Jason Harwood, accompanied by Janie Rollins. Plus St. John’s Handbell Ensemble; Kevin Agner, cello; Rosemay Kinard, flute.

Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series present Neil Cribbs — 7-8:30 p.m. May 22: Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St, 704-216-8228

ERHS Spring Chorus Concert— 7 p.m. May 29: East Rowan High School, 175 St Lukes Church Road, 704-279-5232,

14th annual Pops at the Post — 7 pm June 2: Annual free outdoor concert presented to the community on behalf of the Salisbury Post and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Held on the acoustically amazing Salisbury Post loading dock, 131 W Innes St. Tailgating spots available.

Community Block Party — 5-8 p.m. June 2: Community Building, 412 South Myrtle St, China Grove

Jake Owen’s ‘Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018’ — Aug 25: With special guests Chris Janson and Jordan Davis at Intimidators Stadium, Kannapolis. Tickets available at or 704-932-3267.


Closing Weekend for PPT’s ‘Barefoot In The Park’ — 7:30 pm tonight through Saturday. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Producing Partners: First National Bank & Crescent Construction Services. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471,

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11: Wines from the Iberian Peninsula Tasting with Phil Murray of The Country Vintner.  $5/person. • 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,

Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

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.

Rowan Rose Society’s annual Rose Show — 1-5 p.m May 26: At the Salisbury Civic Cente315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Area rose growers invited to enter roses between 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning. Show will feature hundreds of beautiful roses of all kinds as well as rose arrangements. Information: Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.

Memorial Day Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm May 11: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Friday, May 11 at 8 pm. : Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

Vette Set Cruise In Event — 10 am-4 pm May 12: Food Available and 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by the Vette Set Corvette and Old Chevy Car Club, at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Info Danny Thompson 704-738-7049 or Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952.

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show — 10 a.m. May 12-13: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road, Concord, $5-$15,

Randy’s Antique event — Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. At May 12-13: Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. Come to buy, come to sell. $1 adult admission. 704-425-9838.

Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays $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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm May 26: Meeting at the Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series “Geneshift.” For ages 12 and up • Free, open to the public.

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show, Membership Day, National Train Day — May 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. NC Transportation Museum, Spencer,

Big Cats Open House— May 20, 2-4 p.m. Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary, 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell.

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379,

Gold Hill Bike Ride at Historic Gold Hill, 735 St Stephens Church Road — May 26: 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674, see


‘Whose Live Anyway’ improv show — 7:30 pm May 18: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. The current cast members of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets start at $29.50.

Jeff Foxworthy at Harrah’s Cherokee — 2 shows: 6 and 9 p.m. June 30. or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

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,


Ronnie Isenhour fundraiser — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 12 : To raise money to help with Ronnie’s medical bill and expenses; suffering from congestive heart failure. Vfw Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave. BBQ plates $10, music by Divided by Four, Motel Soap. Info Donnie Smith at or 704-202-2029.

Volleyball BBQ Chicken for ERHS — 9 a.m. May 12: 175 St Lukes Church Road, 704-279-5232,

Boy Scout Barbeque & Auction — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12: Fundraiser & Auctio, working for 2019 World Jamboree Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1255 Julian Road.

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,

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.

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.

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

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 Christian Assembly youth fundraiser — 4-8 pm June 2: Benefits the s June 19-26 Missions trip Quito, Ecuador. Drawing for Henry Golden Boy .22 Rifle, door prizes include free round of golf at Rolling Hills, gift cards for movies and meals, music, kids’ games, corn hole tournament. Info and tickets ($10) at Danny Lipe, 704-202-3047. Rowan Christian Assembly, 923 N. Salisbury Ave. GQ, Salisbury,

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 or see

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,


Gold Hill Gold Rush Days’ Art and Craft Festival — Saturday, May 12: Local artisans showcasing and selling hand-made work. You can enjoy the unique village shops, gold panning, gem mining, music and food . Historic Gold Hill, 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674,

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.

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

The Cheerwine Festival — May 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. North Main Street in Salisbury.

‘Expressions of Life: Celebrate Community’ — 2-4 p.m. May 19: At Spencer Library: With Matthew Weaver, the Moonglows, Patrick King and North Rowan High School students plus Joseph Heilig, street artist. Community organizations giving out free information, clothes, snacks: Communities in Schools, Engage North Rowan, Family Crisis Council, Meals on Wheels, Triad Ladder of Hope, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, Life Village, Boy Scouts, Thelma Smith Foundation South Branch and Vocational Rehab. Face-painting for the kids. contact?

Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) — 1 pm May 19: Celebrate Norwegian history, culture, language skills, genealogy. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. Details at

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.

JCPrice American Legion Post 107 annual Memorial Week Celebration — May 25-June 2: To celebrate 99th American Legion Anniversary. May 28: Memorial services at 10 a.m. for departed veterans. May 28-29 gospel fest at 6:30 led by emcees Roland Carter and Homer Robertson. May 30: Memorial Day Open House. May 31-June 2: Vendors and rides on the midway plus dances with a deejay. All events at Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. No alcoholic beverages. Info Daniel Haddock, 704-637-6231.

112th Annual Nazareth Fun Fest — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June. 2: Benefiting Nazareth Child & Family Connection with food, music by Darrell Harwood, car show, and family fun. Car giveaway $5 raffle tickets. Nazareth Child & Family Connection, 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell

4th annual Gaston County Library Comic-Con — June 2: Comic book retailers, enthusiasts, artists celebrate. Family-friendly. Appearances by members of the 501st Legion, costume contests (adult and children) with prizes, local comic book store vendors, door prizes, comic book super hero-inspired children’s activities, experiments, face painting, drawing workshops. Free. Gaston Co. Main Library, Garrison Blvd.


At the Rowan Museum — Through May 20: “Rowan at Work.” Latest exhibit focuses on work and jobs in Rowan County. 202 N Main St. 704-633-5946,

Rowan Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. Tuesday May 15: Guest speaker Terry Holton on his Holt & Menius family genealogy. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St.

Reed Gold Mine Hosts World War I Exhibit — Through May 12: Traveling exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. Special craft day May 12. Midland is just 37 miles from Salisbury. Admission info at 704-721-4653 or see

Rowan Arts & Ag
Farm- to- Table Celebration — 5:30-8 pm May 12: Locally sourced five-course meal , accompanied by Salisbury Symphony. Patterson Farm Market & Tours, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla.

Riot at Walnut Hill — 3-7 pm May 20: Eighth annual Farm to Fork casual event with local food, chef, bands, vendors, beer, wine, kids activities. Sponsored by Bread Riot. The Vista at Walnut Hills, 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland. $15/$40/free under 5. Rain or shine. Tickets at 704-326-1029 ,

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, or
• “Overcoming the Death of a Loved One,” Wednesdays 9-10 am. Info: Chaplain Tom Teichroew,
• 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 or call Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111.

Rufty-Holmes events

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens — 12:30-5 p.m. 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.

Movie: ‘Mother’ — 2-4 p.m. May 23: John wants to learn why his relationships with women keep failing. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, 704-216-7714.

RPL events

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: May 14 • 5-6:45 p.m. Rowan Public Library, East Branch – 110 Broad St, Rockwell

Rowan Arts & AG Film: Farmers for America — May 22, Jun. 5 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove

Thor: Ragnarok: May 29 • 5:30-7:45 p.m. Rowan Public Library, East Branch – 110 Broad St., Rockwell

Learn more at


Beginner line dancing — 1-2 pm Thursdays: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per lesson taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714

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.

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Introduction to drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. Beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714.

New Guitar Classes— May/June — Celebrating five years of guitar classes at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Monday afternoons. 6-8 week classes. $40 plus $10 workbook fee. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 or Bob at 704-640-0279 for class times, more info, or signup. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave., Salisbury.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.

Speakers & forums

Dr. Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules For Life Tour An Antidote To Chaos — 7:30 p.m. June 10: Professor, clinical psychologist, bestselling author Dr. Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life Tour An Antidote to Chaos at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets $35-$100 at, or 800-745-3000.

S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

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


Ramble through Rowan film series — 10-11 am Tuesdays, May 8-June 19: Historically explore and discuss Rowan County from colonial times to present day. Presented by Rowan Public Library’s Gretchen Witt.
1. Lot 19 Becomes the Rowan Public Library
2. The Nay-Sayers
3. A Trip Along the Great Wagon Road
4. The Struggle for Liberty: 1754-1775
5. The Struggle for Liberty: Part II 1775-1791
6. Rowan’s Myths & Mysteries
7. Courage & Conflict Rowan in the Civil War
Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Info at or 704-216-7714.


Rail Walk Studios and Gallery reception for ‘Flowing 2: An Exhibit of Water Color Art’ — 5:30-7:30 pm Friday May 11: In the main gallery, 409-413 N Lee St. The show features work by participants in Marietta Smith’s workshop which was held in March. Free, open to the public Thursdays – Saturdays May 3-26. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery is home to studios of 8 artists whose art will also be on view. Free parking. Info: Marietta Smith, 704-431-8964 or or

Salisbury Business Center hosts art exhibition — ‘Into the Open’ Plein Air Carolina Art through May 25. Original works by local artists Carolyn Blackman, Barbara Garwood, Barbara Duffy, Sharon Forthofer, Phyllis Steimel, Beth Taft, Rebecca Little, Joyce Cavanagh- Wood, Doris Trexler. Exhibit free, open to the public Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St,

Waterworks hosts 35th Annual Student Exhibitions — Through May 26 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists in 4 rotating exhibits featuring 800+ works by youth grades K-12 in public, private, indep. & home schools. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury 704-636-1882

Currently at Waterworks —• Flora and Fauna, The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 years • The Nature of Nature: A Photographer’s Walk with R. Wayne Wrights • A Painterly Walk Through The Woods, Nancy Nieves. • Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882,

Arts at the Mill — June 15-18: Three-day indoor fine arts festival in the historic Mill, 500 South Main Street, Mooresville. Artists will display and sell artwork. No admission fee.

The Carolina Artist Guild — 6:30 p.m. third Thursday May 17: Special guest Annie Glacken, watercolor artist from Concord, sharing her watercolor journals and doing a demonstration of a journal page. Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St — Featuring photography by William Whitaker and vintage prints by assorted artists. 704-647-0340,


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.

Steppin’ Out Social Club casino trip — June 8: Leaving old Salisbury Mall 7 p riday; returning 8am Saturday. Cost $40 with $20 returned upon arrival at casino. Seats are limited and selling now. Money due by May 15 and is nonrefundable. Contact any member to pay your money or call 704-232-5201.

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

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 should contact Comrade 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 can get spots up to 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 or 704-920-4326.

Auditions/call for performers

Saturday: 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.

LSt to present Tony Award-winning musical ‘Memphis’ — Auditions 7 p.m. May 20-22. A white radio deejay wants to change the world, and a black club singer is ready for her big break. Prepare 16 bars of a song that contains emotional range; also cold readings from the script. Performances dates July 19-28. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,

PPT youth auditions for ‘High School Musical 2’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. May 22-23: Those auditioning should look like they are high school age. By appointment only. 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater. Show dates: July 12-21. 704-633-5471, 213 S. Main St. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St

Faith Idol competition 2018 — Faith Fourth of July announces new ways for performers to participate: performers in all age categories may compete as individuals, as duos, as small groups (no full bands). Three age categories: 12 and under; 13-18; 19 and above.Cash prizes. Go to to get an entry form.

PPT auditions for Tony Award-winning musical ‘Avenue Q’ — 7 p.m. May 29-30: Males and females 18+ years of age of all ethnic and racial backgrounds . Prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St, 704-633-5471. Show dates July 26-Aug 4. See available roles at

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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail

Call for artists/ artisans

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

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

2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Showdate Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at or Connie at or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug 15.

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts — Downtown Hickory’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest is Oct 12-14. Deadline Aug 1. Guidelines at or email

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.

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

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,

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.

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post