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Roundabout: what’s happening May 17-23

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — • Heart Shaped Box Nirvana Tribute Band, May 19 • Stereo Doll, June 2 • Mock of Ages Def Leppard Tribute Band, June 9 • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10:30 pm-2 am Friday: Lily Brothers • 5:30-7:30 pm Saturday: Positive J (no cover) then 10:30 pm-2 am Saturday: Matt Walsh and The Movers •$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: Gethsemane and Sean Spillane. 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 18: Open Mic Night with host David House. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday May 20: Mitch Hayes in concert, award-winning singer/songwriter and national touring artist from Charlotte • Monday: 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 — (L-R) • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Corey Luetjen • 8-10 pm Friday:Maggie Aldridge • Saturday 6:30-8:30: Alex and Austin AND 8:30 -11 Ken McIver Davis • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted byMama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner  • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: Gaining Ground • 6:30 pm Saturday: Sons of the South • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

‘Expressions of Life: Celebrate Community’ —  2-4 p.m. Saturday May 19 at Spencer Library: community event featuring Matt Weaver, the Moonglows, Patrick King and North Rowan High School students. Local community organizations will be giving out free information, clothes and snacks. Organizations include: Communities in Schools, Engage North Rowan, the Family Crisis Council, Meals on Wheels, Triad Ladder of Hope, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, Life Village, Boy Scouts, the Thelma Smith Foundation South Branch and Vocational Rehab. There will be face-painting and Joseph Heilig, street artist.

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: Cribbs performs Americana, blues, soul, rock, folk and swing. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St, 704-216-8228 www.rowancountync.gov

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

14th annual Pops at the Post — 7 pm June 2: Annual free outdoor concert presented by the Salisbury Post and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will feature an “agri” theme this year with kids’ activities and artist vendors. Tailgating spots available. Held on the acoustically amazing Salisbury Post loading dock, 131 W Innes St. www.popsatthepost.org

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

W-S Blues and Bluegrass lunchtime concert series — 11a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 16-June 20: Bailey Park, 445 N. Patterson Ave. Free, food trucks on site • May 16: Wyndy Trail Tavelers • May 23: Big Ron Hunter • May 30: Camel City Shieks • June 6: Rain Check • June 13: Chestnut Street Ramblers • June 20: Blistered Hearts

Theater

St Thomas Players’ Souvenir — June 14-23 at 7:30 p.m. with a special matinee performance June 17 at 2:30 p.m. $15 ‘Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins,’ by Stephen Temperley, asks the question, ‘Do you have to have talent to be called an artist?’ Based on the true story of a tone-deaf socialite and her long-suffering accompanist, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a love song to the perseverance of the human spirit. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets available May 14 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18: Wines of the Bordeaux Region of France with the Queen of Bordeaux Wines, Stephanie. $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. 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. 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.

Community drum circle — May 18: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, drums available to borrow. 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church.

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

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.

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.

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. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

Suede & Chrome Cruise-In at THD — 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Aug. 4: Hot Rods, Harleys, classic cars and more. Free admission. Live music, beverages, food, merchandise vendors.Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/

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

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

Comedy

Jeff Foxworthy at Harrah’s Cherokee — 2 shows: 6 and 9 p.m. June 30. Ticketmaster.com 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, www.rowanymca.org

Fundraisers

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 Christian Assembly youth fundraiser — 4-8 pm June 2: Benefits the 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, www.rcachurch.org

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. Wednesday. A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open house. 220 Grace Church Road. 704-633-1722, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

Festivals

The Cheerwine Festival — May 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. North Main Street in Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com/events/

Today: 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

‘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 norskcarolina.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.

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 by Cloninger Toyota, $5 raffle tickets. Nazareth Child & Family Connection, 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell https://www.facebook.com/events/19595 05277710059/

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.

Gold Hill Tall Tale Tellers’ Festival — 1 pm June 9: The Arbor is located behind the Bakery at 850 St. Stephen’s Church Road. The Meet under the shade trees at the Arbor in Historic Gold Hill. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. Cash prizes.Want to participate? $5 registration fee for storytellers. See www.goldhillnc.com.

Salisbury PRIDE Festival — 11 am-5 pm June 23: Local artists, performers, vendors and more for the entire family. In the lot at the corner of E. Fisher St and S. Lee in Downtown Salisbury. Info at SalisburyPride.com

Mocksville Independence Day Celebration — June 30, 6-10 pm: At Rich Park and the Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex. Family fun, food and non-food vendors, kid’s activities and fireworks extravaganza plus live band performance featuring. Info at www.daviecountync.gov

History

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, www.rowanmuseum.org

Price of Freedom Museum D-Day Remembrance — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2: Opening ceremony 10 a.m. Military vehicles, weapons, memorabilia on display including replica WWII era 3-room house. Free admission; food available for purchase. Bluegrass Mini-Fest with Strings of Victory 10:30 a.m., Goldline 11 a.m., Grass Strings at noon. The Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove.

Rowan Arts & Ag

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, BreadRiot.org

Kannapolis summer event series

Today: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 — Thursdays on Main lunch concert with Sound Barrier (above) in Veterans Park
7 p.m. Saturday May 19: Stories Under the Stars with Poetry Alive, at the Kannapolis Library
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 24: Thursdays on Main lunch concert with The Randy Clay Band in Veterans Park

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
• “Overcoming the Death of a Loved One,” Wednesdays 9-10 am. Anyone is welcome. Info: Chaplain Tom Teichroew, tteichroew@gmail.com
• 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

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, 704-216-7714
Movie of the Month — 2-4 p.m. May 23: Free. “Mother.” John wants to learn why his relationships with women keep failing; his mother is not thrilled when he moves in.
AARP presents Creative Crafts — 12:30 p.m. June 6: Presented by members Marianne Orr, Gary Foster, Charles Ramsey. Also annual hot dog cookout.
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7715, www.ruftyholmes.org

RPL programs

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. More info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Rowan Arts & AG Film: Farmers for America — 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 22, June 5. South Branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove
Movie Night. Thor: Ragnarok — :30-7:45 p.m. May 29: East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell

Classes

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.

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. www.RobertTothSculptor.com

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

Speakers & forums

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

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St , www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com
Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St 704-633-5946.

Film
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. Topics: A Trip Along the Great Wagon Road, The Struggle for Liberty: 1754-1775,

The Struggle for Liberty: Part II 1775-1791, Rowan’s Myths & Mysteries, Courage & Conflict Rowan in the Civil War. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Info at amber@ruftyholmes.org or 704-216-7714.

Art

Tonight: The Carolina Artists 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.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery is hosting “ Flowing 2: An Exhibit of Water Color Art” in the main gallery at 409-413 N Lee St. The show features work by participants in Marietta Smith’s workshop which was held in March. It is free and open to the public Thursdays – Saturdays May 3-26 11 am -4 pm. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery is home to studios of 8 artists whose art will also be on view. Parking is free. For more information contact Marietta Smith at 704-431-8964, email mariettafsmith@gmail.com or visit www.railwalkgallery.com

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, www. salisburybusinesscenter.com

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 www.waterworks.org

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, www.waterworks.org

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.https://artsatthemill.com/

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

Trips

Davie County Senior Services trip to NC Outer Banks — May 22-25. 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 — May 25-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.

CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Vendor applications for July 21 event due June 30. $40 per 10×10 space. Download application at www.TheChickweed.com. Mail to Chickweed Inc. 910 N. Main St, Salisbury NC. Info: 704-577-9965

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays 4-7 p.m. May-September: Inviting farmers, crafters, bakers who offer fresh local produce, cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, etc. Contact isacks@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4326.

Auditions/call for performers

Area singers wanted — 50 voice Piedmont Choral Society invites area singers to join in the 15th annual All Patriotic Music concert series and benefit event. Rehearsals begin 7-8:30 pm June 4 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord, continuing on Monday s until concert dates. No audition, no cost, but pre-register before first rehearsal. Concerts dates June 21, 22 and 24. Call 704-699-6053 or email kayy2000@gmail.com

Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — June 30: Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion and Southeast Thresher’s Queen Scholarship Pageant seek contestants for 2018 Queen to reign over the 48th Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion and be its representative. Winner receives $3000 scholarship. Entry fees $75. Application deadline June 16. Entry rules and further information contact Denton FarmPark at 1-800.458-2755, email gkeith@windstream.net; see www.farmpark.com and click on the Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion or visit us on Facebook. Denton is about 25 miles from Salisbury, in Davidson County.

LSt to present Tony Award-winning musical ‘Memphis’ — Auditons 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, www.leestreet.org

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. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Faith Idol competition 2018 — New ways to participate: all categories may compete as individuals, duos, small groups (no full bands). Three age categories: 12 and under; 13-18; 19 and above.Cash prizes. Entry form at faith4th.com

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 PiedmontPlayers.com

Calling all storytellers — 1 p.m June 9: Cash prizes at the annual gold Hill Tall Tale Tellers’ Festival. First $250; 2nd $100; 3rd $50. Registration fee $5. Only 20 spots. Register before the event or at 12:30 the day of. At The Arbor in Historic Gold Hill behind the Bakery at 850 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Details at www.goldhillnc.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

Photographic Artists — Entry and Exhibit: Mean Mug Coffee Co. accepting art submissions for new photography exhibit beginning June 8. Photographs should be ready-to-hang and for sale. Exhibit runs June-August. Call 704-754-4615 for info. Deadline June 1.

CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Applications for July 21 event due June 30. $40 per 10×10 space. Download application at www.TheChickweed.com. Mail to Chickweed Inc. 910 N. Main St, Salisbury NC. Info: 704-577-9965.

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

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 — Showdate 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. Deadline 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

CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Applications for volunteers for July 21 event due June 30. Needed: ticket-takers, t-shirt sales, wrist-band checkers, stage hands, hospitality, more. Download application at www.TheChickweed.com. Email to chickweedwomen@gmail.com. Info: 704-577-9965

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 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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