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Local arts & entertainment news June 7-13

Horses and Yoga workshop
From 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 10, Yoga instructor Leilani Annand will lead an introductory level yoga class in the presence of the herd, followed by an opportunity to connect with the horses and explore how “adjusting” our energy can have a powerful effect. You will also have an opportunity to experience the healing nature of simply “being” with a horse.
Stacey Carter is a PATH certified instructor and equine specialist. You do not need to have a horse or previous experience to benefit from this workshop. Bring a mat, water and dress comfortably. No open toe shoes. $40.
Preregistration is required at SalisburyYogaMindfulness@gmail.com or 336-271-6626.

Paint a free coffee mug for Dad
4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12: “Paint & Poquitos”
A free craft event for kids. Paint a mug for Dad. Supplies will be provided while supplies last. Plus, one kid eats free with one adult entree.
Held at Salsarita’s, 120 Rowan Summit Drive. Call 704-870-3037 to learn more.

Rowan Musuem sponsors ‘Batter Up!’ Exhibit on the history of baseball in South Rowan
Opening day: Saturday, June 16 at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 Main St., China Grove.

Rowan Museum will remember and honor those baseball players and teams that date back from the 1920s to the present. Baseball was an important part of the history of the Southern Rowan area. Many players that started out playing ball on a neighborhood team went on to the Major Leagues.
We have a collection of pictures, news articles, books, uniforms, balls, bats, gloves, and even an area designed to look like a ball field.
From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on opening day, June 16, come enjoy traditional hot dogs, popcorn and sodas throughout the day along with specially planned baseball musical entertainment.
The exhibit will remain at the mill until the Christmas season.
The China Grove Roller Mill is operated as an agricultural museum. In addition to the original mill equipment, there are artifacts dating back to the 1800s on display.
The Roller Mill is owned and operated by the Rowan Museum. The Mill, located at 308 N. Main Street, is on the National Register of Historic Sites.

H.O.T. sites revealed
Spend a H.O.T. summer night at the O.O.Rufty General Store
Session One: The O.O.Rufty General Store Fire Restoration and Adaptive Reuse Project
6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 28
Registration includes two tickets for craft beer samples.
Step inside this Downtown Salisbury landmark and be one of the first of the public to see the owner’s vision for urban living and retail space.
NOTE: This is an active construction site. Waivers are required as well as flat, closed toe shoes. No strollers. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited so RSVP early. See www.historicsalisbury. org
Upcoming H.O.T. Sites:
July 26: TBA
Aug. 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House

PPT announces cast of Tony Award-winning musical ‘Avenue Q’
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx Robert Lopez. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Performances dates: July 26-Aug. 4.

Meet the cast:
PRINCETON/ROD: Jacob Brayton
KATE MONSTER/LUCY: Karen Christensen
NICKY/TREKKIE MONSTER/BAD IDEA BEAR: Christopher Barcroft
BRIAN: Aaron Trusky
GARY COLEMAN: Alexis Greer
MRS. T/BAD IDEA BEAR: Robin Rogers
CHRISTMAS EVE: Winnie Mikkelson

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of recent college grad Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, “Avenue Q” is a unique show that — although reminiscent of a beloved children’s show — addresses humorous adult issues. It is a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned. This production contains adult content; viewer discretion is advised. To elarn more, visit www.avenueq.com or call PPT at 704-633-5471 or email md@piedmontplayers.com

Salisbury Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents a free public forum about Human Trafficking
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018
WHERE: Rowan Public Library Standback Auditorium 201 W. Fisher Street Salisbury, NC 28144 TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
keynote speaker Debra Glass Garner
Debra is a graduate of Western Connecticut State College and is actively involved in global missions through Lott Carey Foreign Mission Society. She is a former President of Lott Carey Women In Service Everywhere (WISE).
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Salisbury Alumnae Chapter, is sponsoring this forum free of charge.

Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Gibson Brothers at the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival
Mouth of Wilson, Va. — Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White headline the 24th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, a family-friendly event on Saturday, June 16, at Grayson Highlands State Park.
Also performing will be the Gibson Brothers, Rachel Eddy, Richard Smith, the Jane Kramer Band, and Wayne Henderson and Friends.
Twenty contestants will play to have the chance to win a handmade Henderson guitar, and scholarships will be presented to young musicians studying Appalachian music. The festival will present more than $38,900 this year, and has presented more than $237,950 in scholarships since 1995.
Performances run from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions will be available, picnic lunches are welcome. A children’s area will feature free events including lariat artist Doug Smith and his rope tricks, along with crafts and games.
Admission is $20, and children 12 and younger get in free.
The festival is open, rain or shine. Find full details at www.waynehenderson.org

Shatner Live
William Shatner live on stage for conversation and Q&A after screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at Ovens Auditorium July 29
CHARLOTTE — Ovens Auditorium will host William Shatner for a live on-stage conversation and Q&A immediately following a screening of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or the Bojangles’ Coliseum Box Office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets cost between $41-$7 plus applicable service charges.
William Shatner will be sharing fascinating and humorous stories from portraying the original Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” television series and movies, to his career spanning more than 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask Mr. Shatner their questions during the audience Q&A.

Garden Open Thursday Evenings through August
BELMONT — The schedule for Sip & Stroll, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annual celebration of summer evenings in the Carolinas, includes a lineup of live music, free food, local craft beers and balloon rides.
Enjoy the Garden in the evening hours during Sip & Stroll every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. throughout the summer months.
June 7—Demperio-Hertz plays classics in Americana, folk and classic rock.
June 14—Gaston County’s favorite troubadour, David Childers.
June 21—Some the area’s best in honky tonk from Stepside Deluxe.
June 28­—Caleb Davis, one of the area’s best and most versatile musicians.
July 5—Gospel, country and bluegrass standards from Carolina Sonrise.
July 12—Chelsea Locklear in her first performance at the Garden.
July 19—Stepside Deluxe returns.
July 26—Vocal stylings of Jay Smith.
Aug. 2—Rockabilly band Jem Crossland and the Hypertonics.
Aug. 9— Celebrate the Dog Day of Summer — bring you pooch, have drink and listen to the sounds of Demperio-Hertz.
Aug. 16—Stepside Deluxe will play.
Aug. 23—Ellie Morgan’s acoustic soulful pop,.
Aug. 30—Caleb Davis is back.
Visit www.DSBG.org to learn more.

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