Roundabout: What’s happening May 24-30

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — 9 p.m. • Appetite for Destruction, Guns N Roses Tribute Band, May 26 • Stereo Doll, June 2 • Mock of Ages (Def Leppard Tribute Band, June 9 • Trial by Fire Tribute to Journey, June 16 • Machine Gun, June 23 • 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
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-9 pm Friday May 25: Open Mic Night with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 6:30 • Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night: 7:30 p.m. until, Saturday May 26: Salsa dancing with instructor. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP • 5:30-8 pm Sunday May 27: Pete Pawseyin concert, Blues, Gospel and Southern roots music • 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 — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Josh Tennery • 8-10 pm Friday: The Couldn’t Be Happiers • 8-10 pm Saturday: Maurice Brines with Taplow and a pajama party with prizes for best dressed pajamas men’s women’s and couples • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: Lonesome Road bluegrass band • 6:30 pm Saturday: David Leatherman and Stone County • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

Music & more

TODAY: North Rowan Bands Spring concert — May 24 at 6 pm: North Rowan High and Middle School Bands’ Spring Concert in the high school auditorium. Also featuring selections by North Rowan’s Jazz Band. Free, open to the public. North Rowan High School, 300 N. Whitehead Ave, Spencer.
Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, May 25: Concert by Donald Clifton and the Country Boys, Mount Airy-based bluegrass band, followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
‘Disney Magic, An Animated Choral Experience’ — 6:30 p.m May 26: Popular Disney film hits by Salisbury Symphony Chorale with guest conductor First Presbyterian music director John Stafford, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org or at the door. Adults $15; 18 and under $5. Info: Salisbury Symphony, 704-216-1513.
ERHS Spring Chorus Concert — East Rowan Choral Department hosts two different concerts • 7 pm May 29: Vocal Music 1, Vocal Music 2, Honors Vocal Music. 140 students • 7 pm May 31: Honors Vocal Group plus 2018 honors chorus graduates in solo performances. Info: Dean Orbison, choral director, 704-279-5232 ext 135. In the school auditorium, 175 St Lukes Church Road, 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 through June 20: Bailey Park, 445 N. Patterson Ave. Free, food trucks on site • May 30: Camel City Shieks • June 6: Rain Check • June 13: Chestnut Street Ramblers • June 20: Blistered Hearts

Theater

St Thomas Players presents ‘Souvenir’ — 7:30 p.m. June 14-23 • matinee 2:30 p.m. June 17: $15. “A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins,” based on the true story of a tone-deaf socialite and her long-suffering accompanist. A laugh-out-loud comedy, a love song to the perseverance of the human spirit. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25: Alternative Wines Tasting with Stephanie: Great tasting wines from not-so-well-known grape varieties. $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. Second Tuesdays: $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.
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday-Saturday, May 25-26: Walk covers six-block area downtown. 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.
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.
I-85 Luncheon — May 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: 13th Annual Luncheon to honor community members age 85 and older. Entertainment provided. Advance reservations required. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave 704-216-7714
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
Piedmont ‘Pump Station’ Antique Show — May 31-June 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: $5. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, rowancountyfair.net
Summer Reading Kick-Off at Pops at the Post — June 2 • 5-10 p.m., Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St. 704-216-8228 www.rowancountync.gov
CG Community Block Party — June 2 from 5-8 p.m. Community Building, 412 South Myrtle St. , China Grove, www.chinagrovenc.gov
Dairy Goat Show — June 9: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632, rowancountyfair.net
Paint A Free Coffee Mug For Dad — 4-8 p.m. June 12: Paint & Poquitos, Free craft: paint a mug for dad. Supplies provided while supplies last. Plus one kid eats free with one adult entree. Salsarita’s, 120 Rowan Summit Drive, 704-870-3037
ATV Racing and Swap Meet— June 16: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632 rowancountyfair.net
Fathers’ Day Dance 3 at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm June 18: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.
The annual street dance in Faith — 7-10:30 pm June 23: Entertainment by Wayward Reason. Free event, open to all, lawn chairs recommended. Sponsored by Faith area merchants. For information call 704-279-7500.
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.
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

Community Blood Center — • Noon-3 p.m. June 2: First Calvary Church, 432 S Long St, 1-888-59-BLOOD, 704-877-9878
Community Blood Center — • Noon-3 p.m. June 17: Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St, Landis, 1-888-59-BLOOD, 704-877-9878

Fundraisers

Annual Benefit Sale To support Cystic Fibrosis Research — May 25, noon-5 pm and May 26, 8 am-4 pm: 1621 Emerald St., enter one way from Mahaley Ave. Now accepting debit and credit cards. In appreciation for your support, register for a Bob Timberlake print to be given away. Drawing is 3 pm May 26. You need not be present to win.
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
4th annual Voices from the Margin: AlieNation — 7:30 pm May 30-31: Admission by donation. Proceeds benefit Covenant Community Connection.Held at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N Lee St.
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

Festivals

Price of Freedom Museum D-Day Remembrance — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2; opening ceremony 10 a.m.: D-Day Remembrance program with military vehicles, weapons, memorabilia on display with all exhibits open including a replica WWII era 3-room house. Honoring all veterans; all branches of the military represented. Food available for purchase. No admission charge but donations accepted. There will also be a Bluegrass Mini-Fest hosted by the North Carolina Bluegrass Association and Strings of Victory, featuring Strings of Victory at 10:30 a.m., Goldline at 11 a.m., and Grass Strings at 12 p.m The Price of Freedom Museum at 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove.
J.C. Price 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/1959505277710059/
Celebrate God! — 10:30 a.m. June 3: Celebrate God at Ursinus UCC with the Gospel Plowboys. Food, fun, fellowship. Ursinus UCC, 116 W. Main St., Rockwell, 704-231-2883
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. Top prize for the best Tall Tale Teller is $250; 2nd place, $100; 3rd place, $50! Want to participate? $5 registration fee for storytellers. See www.goldhillnc.com
Gospel Tailgate — 11 am-6 pm. June 16: Hosted by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian. Gospel singing, liturgical dancing, poetry reading, children’s play area with inflatable, trackless train with a safety driver, story- telling, face painting, water balloons. Held at Myers Park/Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber. Info: Courtney Hunter hunter1986@gmail.com or Rachel Hunter rhunterres@aol.com or 704-637-7192.
4th Annual Fire Truck Festival — June 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, 704-636-2889
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 — 6-10 pm June 30: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza, Rich Park and the Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex. Family fun, food and non-food vendors, kid’s activities and fireworks extravaganza, a live band performance featuring Jim Quick and Coastline. Music 6-8:15 p.m. Free family event! Rain date Sunday, July 1 (fireworks only). The fireworks extravaganza will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. For up-to-date information visit www.daviecountync.gov (Recreation and Parks tab)
2018 Dragon Boat Festival — July 28: Fifth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations form teams for an exciting day of racing on High Rock Lake. http://www.RowanChamberDragonBoat.org
2018 NC Watermelon Festival — Aug. 1-4: 33rd annual Festival in Murfreesboro. Entertainment, arts and crafts, great food, a 5K race/walk, fireworks, rides and games. Craft area features regional food, pottery, peanuts, watermelon items. 252-398-7695 or email ncmelon0507@gmail.com

History

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 History Club — 7-8 p.m. June 12: Free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
Fourth annual History on Tap — Fourth Thursdays of June, July, August: An evening of history and hops with New Sarum and Historic Salisbury Foundation. Registration opens June 1 at www.historicsalisbury.org

Rowan Arts & Ag

Date change: West Rowan 5th Annual Community Spring Festival — New 2 day event is June 2 from 10 am-10 pm and June 3 from 10 am-4 pm at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden. Vendors, food, games, meet Sparky the wrvfd mascot, crafts, rock painting, antiques • 7 pm Saturday: Live music with Hwy 801 (Darrin Martin, Dale Mills, Sean Goad & Friends) at the West Rowan Barn Dance • Noon-4 pm Sunday: Open mic musician jam and community ice cream social kick off. All musicians welcome • Activities and festival are part of Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 704-278-2800, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mt.Ulla.

Kannapolis free summer event series

Thursdays on Main/Lunch 1:30 am-1 pm in Veterans Park
• May 24: The Randy Clay Band • May 31: Nita B
Concerts
7 p.m. in Village Park: • June 2 Loverboy plus fireworks • June 16 Clay Walker • June 29: Charlotte Symphony • July 14: Starship with Mickey Thomas • July 28: Too Much Sylvia • Aug 11: Commodores
Family Movies in the Park: 8:45 pm in Village Park
• May 25: Cars 3 • June 8: Beauty and the Beast • June 22: Sing • July 6: Airplane • July 20: Coco • Aug 3: Moana
Details at www.kannapolisnc.gov

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are free and open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org
• Grief support group, Wednesdays 9:30 am. Chaplain Tom Teichroew, tteichroew@gmail.com
• June 5, 8 am-1 pm: Novant presents stroke screenings and skin cancer education
• June 19: Leave 9 am. Seagrove Pottery Museum trip. Shopping, lunch, demonstration
• July 19: Charlotte Motor Speedway trip, lunch at the clubhouse
• Aug 24 : Charlotte Women’s Show
• Sept 13 : Linville Caverns/Linville Falls

Rufty-Holmes events

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
Movie Night. Thor: Ragnarok — 5:30-7:45 p.m. May 29: East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell

Classes

Beginners’ Bridge — 6:30-9 p.m. June 7, June 14, June 21: $15 for the class/$25 for materials. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714
Donald Gray Acting Camp for youth ages 9-16 — 8 am-4 pm June 11-15: $35 includes breakfast and lunch daily. Registration dates: 1-4 pm May 30 at West Rowan Neighborhood Center/RA Clement Old Building, 216 Krider St., Cleveland. Continues 2-6 pm June 5 and 9 am-2 p.m June 9. Instructor is internationally known Woodleaf native Donald Gray. Camp ends Friday with a student presentation for parents, friends, community. Info: Darlene Gaither 704-699-9662 or sdarlenegaither@yahoo.com or Leonard Hall 704-278-9116 or Catrelia Hunter 704-.278-9149 or catreliavshunter@outlook.com
New Guitar Classes — 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.
Watercolor Workshop — June 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: $15. Marietta Smith will teach how to paint colors and textures from natural objects. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714
Belly dancing class — June 9, 1-3 pm: Instructor Heather Osborne. Plus take home a mini-routine to continue practicing at home. The two-hour class $20; $18 if you register by June 1. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S. Fulton St., above the Mean Mug Coffee. Info/registration at www.SoFulyoga.com/events-workshops
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

Free public forum on human trafficking — 10 am-noon June 9: Hosted by Salisbury Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Rowan Public Library Standback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St. Keynote speaker Debra Glass Garner, former president of Lott Carey Women In Service Everywhere (WISE).
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

Rowan Arts & AG Film: Farmers for America — June 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Examines America’s food system as consumers turn to farmers’ markets and farm-to-table lifestyles. Rowan Arts & AG Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W Fisher St. 704-216-8228
Free movies at Rowan Public Library East— June 11 •from 5:30-7:45 p.m. “Mary Poppins.” Popcorn and lemonade, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Ramble through Rowan film series — 10-11 am Tuesdays through June 19: Historically explore and discuss Rowan County from colonial times to present day. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Info at amber@ruftyholmes.org or 704-216-7714.

Art

Artists at the Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon June 2: 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery — ‘Flowing 2: An Exhibit of Water Color Art,’ main gallery at 409-413 N Lee St. features work by participants in Marietta Smith’s March workshop. Free, open to the public Thursdays-Saturdays 11 am -4 pm. Free parking is free. Info: Marietta Smith, 704-431-8964, mariettafsmith@gmail.com or www.railwalkgallery.com
Arts at the Mill — 4-8 p.m. June 15-16-17: Three-day indoor fine arts festival. Artists displaying and selling original art. 500 South Main St. , Mooresville artsatthemill.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 — Featuring photography by William Whitaker and vintage prints by assorted artists. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St., www.fineframegallery.com

Trips

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.
Community Travelers football trip — Nov 7-9: Two-night trip to the Thursday night Pittsburgh Steelers/Carolina Panthers game. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 for details. or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.

Call for dragon boaters

2018 Dragon Boat Festival — July 28: Fifth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations invited to form teams for an exciting day of racing on High Rock Lake. http://www.RowanChamberDragonBoat.org

Call for vendors

Gospel Tailgate — 11 am-6 pm. June 16: Vendor (nonfood) and tailgate spaces available. Vendor spaces $20/tailgate spaces $10. Hosted by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian with gospel singing, liturgical dancing, and poetry reading, children’s play area. Held at Myers Park/Community Garden at 3760 Woodleaf Barber. Info: Courtney Hunter at hunter1986@gmail.com or Rachel Hunter at rhunterres@aol.com or 704-637-7192.
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 singers to join the 15th annual All Patriotic Music concert series and benefit. Rehearsals begin 7-8:30 pm June 4 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord, continuing on Mondays. No audition, no cost, but pre-register before first rehearsal. Concert dates June 21, 22, -24. Call 704-699-6053 or email kayy2000@gmail.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
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.
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
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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