Roundabout: What’s happening May 31-June 6
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — 9 p.m. • 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
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 June 1: Open Mic Night with host Shafiq. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday June 3: One Fret Over in concert • 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: Brad Rattledge• 8-10 pm Friday: Jason Leake • 8-10 pm Saturday: Chris Hedrick • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted byMama Tried• 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke• 7-9 pm Wednesday: Old Tyme Radio Show with CJ Peters• 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Saturday: NuHiWay, traditional bluegrass, classic country bluegrass style, bluegrass gospel • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.
TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — • 9 p.m. Saturday June 2: Gary Lowder and Smokin Hot Band. $10 cover • 9 p.m. June 29: Tim Elliott . $10 cover • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.
Music & more
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
Pops at the Post Tailgate Party with Salisbury Swing Band — 5-7 p.m. before the Salisbury Symphony. 18-piece Big Band plays the favorites. Info 704-798-5840.
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
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, June 1: A Tour of Tuscany with Certified Sommelier Mark Orsini of Orsini Wines. $5/person • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7: Gizmo Beer Tasting with Bryan Shaw, Owner Gizmo Brewery of Raleigh. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, email@example.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.
Pray Rowan — Saturday June 2, from 10–11 a.m. at Livingstone College, 701 W Monroe St. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. All are welcome. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tonya Skelly, 843- 991-4142 or visit https://www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
Piedmont ‘Pump Station’ Antique Show — Through 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. $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.
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
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.
Communbity Blood Center — • Noon-3 p.m. June 2: First Calvary Church, 432 S Long St, 1-888-59-BLOOD, 704-877-9878
Communbity Blood Center — • Noon-3 p.m. June 17: Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St, Landis, 1-888-59-BLOOD, 704-877-9878
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 email@example.com or see www.rowangop.org/home
VFW post 8989 Auxiliary third annual Poker Run — 10 a.m.-noon June 16: Kickstands up at noon. Registration at VFW 8989, 2500 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. $15 single/$20 double/$5 extra hand. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing, prizes for best and worst hands; BBQ by Smokin’ Bar-B-Q. Sponsored by VFW 8989, AmVets Rockwell, VFW 3006, Carriage Room, Kennedy Hall. For details call Jason at 704-273-6183
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
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.
Town of China Grove hosts downtown party — 5-8 pm First Friday June 1: In conjunction with the China Grove 5K Food, music, shops and a race.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Hunter email@example.com or 704-637-7192.
Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival — Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.: 24th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, the Gibson Brothers, Rachel Eddy, Richard Smith, the Jane Kramer Band, and Wayne Henderson and Friends. 20 guitarists compete for a Henderson guitar; free children’s activities. Rain or shine, Grayson Highlands State Park, U.S. 58, Mouth of Wilson, Va. Concessions available. $20, free ages 12 and younger, plus state park parking fee. www.waynehenderson.org, www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Screening of classic circus documentary ‘Tearing Down the Tent’ — 3 pm Sunday June 24: Kannapolis’ Michael Knox traveled with the circus as a child.Screening , Q&A, circus stories, followed by Tripp the Clown and Cirq-U Circus University performances. At Kannapolis City Hall.
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.RowanChamber DragonBoat.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.
Kannapolis History Associates presents The History of Kannapolis’ American Legion Baseball — 7 p.m. Monday June 4: Baxter Shelton, Bill Hubbard, Mike London. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman.
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
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, Wednesdays 9:30 am. Chaplain Tom Teichroew, email@example.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
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
Movie night at East branch — 5:30-7:45 p.m. June 11: “Mary Poppins.” Popcorn and lemonade, 110 Broad St, Rockwell, 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
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
Community Barn Quilt Painting Party — 2 pm June 9: Create your own decorative 2×2 ft painted wood barn quilt. Instructor Elsie Bennett. $45 per person. $5 discount available for groups of 5 or more. DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 4 pm June 6. First RSVP and pre-paid = first reserved. 704-278-2800. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla. For all ages.
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: Internationally known Woodleaf native Donald Gray. Camp ends Friday with student presentation for parents, friends, community. Info: Darlene Gaither 704-699-9662 or sdarlene firstname.lastname@example.org
New Guitar Classes — Celebrating five years of guitar classes at R-H. 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, info, 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.
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
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 email@example.com or 704-216-7714.
Artists at the Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon June 2: 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Exhibit extended at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery — Through June 16: ‘Flowing 2: Exhibit of Water Color Art,’ main gallery, 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. Info 704-431-8964, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 S. 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
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 d etails. 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.RowanChamber DragonBoat.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 email@example.com or Rachel Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-7192.
23rd annual Juneteenth — June 16: Hosted by NAACP. Celebration downtown kicks off with 10 a.m. parade originating at JCPrice American Legion prking lot, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road; e celebration site at 200 W. Fisher at S. Church streets. $50 nonrefundable flat rate for all vendors. Food vendors must have clearance from health dept. 15 days prior. Info: Yolanda Woods, 704-636-8461 or Linda Black 980-234-6639 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
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 email@example.com or Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug 15.
Create the Connection, a Concord Community Innovation Day — Accepting entries for 3rd Annual Create the Connection event. Creative artists, inventors and community members invited to develop design concepts to activate the sidewalks of Downtown Concord to be placed along Union Street for a one-day viewing by the public Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The top design, as selected by the public, wins $500. Submit a sketch by Sept. 8. For info visit the event page or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org