Roundabout: what’s happening June 7-13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

Night Life

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — 9 p.m. • Mock of Ages (Def Leppard Tribute, June 9 • Trial by Fire (Journey Tribute), June 16 • Machine Gun, June 23 • Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute), June 30 • 9 p.m. • The Dirty Doors (The Doors Tribute), July 7 • 704-638-9647,

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 pm-2 am Friday June 8: Mason Via and Hot Trail Mix • 10 pm-2 am Saturday June 9: Rude City Project •$5 cover • 704-762-9989,

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

Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-9 pm Friday June 8: Open Mic Night with hosts Old Rockers. Sign up begins at 6:30 • Saturday June 9: Summer Salsa Street Fest: 6:30 pm until: Dancing in the streets, beer, food, party. Free.• 5:30-8 pm Sunday June 10: What do you get when you cross a tattooed troubadour from Texas with a sweet country singer from Carolina? The Couldn’t Be Happiers • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm Join fellow musicians on the patio • 704-754-4615,

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

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Austin McNeil • 8-10 pm Friday: AJ Holt from Analog Crash • 8-10 pm Saturday: Brianna Atwell • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7-9 pm Wednesday Charity night: percentage of sales donated to for Novant Health Hospice & Palliative Care. • 704-754-8379,

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 pm Friday: Tri County Bluegrass • 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. June 29: Tim Elliott . $10 cover • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.

Music & more

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 • June 13: Chestnut Street Ramblers • June 20: Blistered Hearts

Back to the Future: Movie in Concert — 7:30 pm Jun 22: Experience the movie classic as Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs Alan Silvestri’s musical score live, in synch with the movie projected in HD. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Tickets $19-$99 at or 704-372-1000.

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


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. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at or 704-310-5507.

The Fantastiks — July 19-28 at 7:30 p.m. The Fantasticks tells the age old tale of a boy, a girl, and a love blossoming out of a family feud. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at or 704-310-5507.

Wine & beer tastings

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. : Gizmo Beer Tasting with Bryan Shaw, owner Gizmo Brewery of Raleigh. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Rosé vs. Red Wine Tasting with Stephanie. Compare the same varietal as a Rosé and as a full red wine. $5/person • 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

This & That

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m.: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

22nd annual All Mopar Car Show — June 9: Registration 9 a.m.-noon, trophies 3 pm: Held at the NC Transportation Museum. For details, call 704-223-1195.

Astronomical Society of Rowan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, celebrating 37th anniversary of the club. The public is invited. Notice to high school seniors: Ralph Deal is available to help with senior projects in astronomy. 1920 Deal Road. or 704-855-1591, 704-664-6939.

Dairy Goat Show — June 9: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632,

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

China Grove Cruise In — 3 -7 pm Saturday, June 16: On Main Street.
ATV Racing and Swap Meet— June 16: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632

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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm June 23: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series called Campione. For ages 12 and up • Free, open to the public.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — Friday-Saturday, June 8-9 at 8 pm.: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

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,

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


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

Blood drives

American Red Cross drives —
• Thursday, June 7: Lutheran Home Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road, 2:30-7 pm,
• Saturday, June 16: Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 11 am-3:30 pm
• Monday, June 18: Life Church, 708 Jake Alexander Blvd. W, 2-6:30 pm
Communbity Blood Center drive — Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St, Landis, Noon-3 p.m. June 17, 1-888-59-BLOOD


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 7 pm. Live music. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. RSVP to 704-232-4047. Individual tickets and sponsorships available. Don Vick, or

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

Novant Health Car Wash — 8 am-2 pm June 16: $5. Supports new Cancer Care Center. Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Parking Lot, 617 Mocksville Ave.

7th annual Jonah King Helmet Drive — Now through June 22: Collecting used helmets of all sizes (toddler, youth, adult) adn/or donations for JKK Helmet Foundation. On June 11, 2012 Jonah suffered a traumatic brain injury involving a skateboarding accident. The event is Saturday, June 23 noon-6 p.m. at Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road. Food Truck on site. Bring a chair. See or


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

(Not Just A) One-Trick Pony Show — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16: Benefit for Harmony Farm Animal Haven with food, vendors, games, animal shows and education, silent auction. Free admission. East Rowan Saddle Club, 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell 704-798-4971

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; ends at celebration site, 200 W. Fisher at S. Church streets. Info: Yolanda Woods, 704-636-8461 or Linda Black 980-234-6639 or email

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 or Rachel Hunter or 704-637-7192.

24th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival — 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. June 16: Features Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Gibson Brothers, Rachel Eddy, Richard Smith, Jane Kramer Band, Wayne Henderson and Friends. Twenty guitarists compete; free children’s activities. Rain or shine, Grayson Highlands State Park, U.S. 58, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. $20; age 12 and younger free , plus state park parking fee.,

4th Annual Fire Truck Festival — June 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, 704-636-2889

Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center celebrates Black History — 4 pm June 23: Theme: African-American Businesses: Then & Now. Speakers include Leslie Kesler, Lisa Brown, Stephen & Steve Shipp. Memorial tributes will be made to KAA-MaCC’s 2016 Legacy Hall of Fame Inductees George C. Knox, Milton L. Taylor, KAA-MaCC inaugural board member Ruth M. Curry. Children’s entertainment, Vendors Alley, refreshments at reception following the program. Enrichment Center of Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St., Kannapolis. Free, open to the public. Info: or 704-925-1314.

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

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.

Faith 4th of July — 6-11 pm June 29-July 4: Six-day festival with amusement rides,entertainment, food. On 4th of July: mile long parade at 10 am. Festivities in the park after the parade, singing of the National Anthem, introduction of dignitaries, crowning of Miss Rowan County Veteran, food booths and rides. Faith Idol Finals begin 7 pm, bands at 8 pm. Ole timey games at ballpark along with other activities. Fireworks at 10:30. See for entertainment schedule and ride specials. Faith American Legion Park, Gant St, 704-640-2326. Free admission.

Mocksville Independence Day Celebration — 6-10 pm June 30: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza, Rich Park and Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex. Food and non-food vendors, kid’s activities, fireworks extravaganza, live performance featuring Jim Quick and Coastline. Music 6-8:15 p.m. Free admission. Rain date July 1 (fireworks only). The fireworks extravaganza will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. For up-to-date information visit

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

2018 NC Watermelon Festival — Aug. 1-4: 33rd annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Historic Murfreesboro. Entertainment, arts and crafts, food, 5K race/walk, fireworks, carnival atmosphere with rides and games. Featured bands • Aug 1 – Jim Quick and Coastline Band • Aug 2 – Mikele Buck Band • Aug 3 – The Janitors Band • Aug 4 – Pizazz • Info 252-398-7695 or

Third Annual Blankets and Bluegrass at the Hall House —6-8 pm Aug.19: Featuring One Fret Over, Destination Bluegrass. Rustic Roots Food Truck will be on site or bring your own picnic. RSVP at

North Carolina Folk Festival Downtown Greensboro Sept. 7-9 Grammy winner and North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens will help launch the 2018 North Carolina Folk Festival as both guest curator and performer. Additional artists will be added. Admission to the three-day Festival weekend is free.

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ (a Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event) — Sept. 14-15: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events with free admission. Food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Soldier Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday Sept. 14 free entertainment. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044.

19th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 20: Downtown Salisbury in the Salisbury Post parking lot, the future bell tower park. Details TBA. Visit or email Eleanor at


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,
Fourth annual History on Tap — 6-8 pm fourth Thursdays of June, July, August: An evening of history and hops with New Sarum and Historic Salisbury Foundation • June 28: O.O.Rufty General Store • July 26: TBA • Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House • Register early at www.historicsalisbury. org
Salute the Troops: Military Through The Ages — June 30-July 1: Together, military equipment and living history reenactors from throughout US history, honoring the sacrifices of our soldiers, while highlighting the tools they used in battlefields across time. North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. 704- 636-2889,

Kannapolis free summer event series
Downtown Cruise-In
• 1-9 pm June 9

Stories Under the Stars
• 7 pm June 23 Columbia “Cinderella” by Marionette Theatre at Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St,

Veterans Park Concert
• 6 p.m. June 14 Tim Clark Band

Village Park Concerts
• 7 p.m. June 16 Clay Walker
• 7 p.m. June 29 Charlotte Symphony PLUS fireworks
• 7 p.m. July 14 Starship with Mickey Thomas
• 7 p.m. July 28 Too Much Sylvia
• 7 p.m. Aug 11 Commodores

Family Movies in the Park
8:45 pm in Village Park
• June 8: Beauty and the Beast
• June 22: Sing
• July 6: Airplane
• July 20: Coco
• Aug 3: Moana

Details at

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@ or
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am. Chaplain Tom Teichroew,
• 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

RPL programs

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. More info at
Movie at East branch — 5:30-7:45 p.m. June 11: “Mary Poppins.” 110 Broad St, Rockwell
Movie at headquarters — June. 12, 6:30-8:15 p.m. High School Musical, 201 W Fisher St.
Movie at South branch — June. 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. 920 Kimball Road, China Grove
Movie at East branch — July 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 110 Broad Street, Rockwell v
Movie at headquarters — July 3, 5:30-9 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 201 W Fisher St.
Movie at South branch — July. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 920 Kimball Road, China Grove


Begins today: Beginners’ Bridge — 6:30-9 p.m. June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5: $15 for the class/25 for materials. 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
Horses and Yoga Workshop — 9-11:30 am June 10: Introductory level yoga class in the presence of the herd, followed by an opportunity to connect with the horses. Bring mat, water, dress comfortably, no open toe shoes. $40. Instructor Leilani Annand. RSVP to SalisburyYoga or 336-271-6626.
Donald Gray Acting Camp for youth ages 9-16 — 8 am-4 pm June 11-15: $35 includes breakfast and lunch daily. Registration 1-4 pm June 9. at West Rowan Neighborhood Center, 216 Krider St., Cleveland. Instructor: Donald Gray. Camp ends Friday with a student presentation for parents, friends, community. Info: Darlene Gaither 704-699-9662 or sdarlene or Leonard Hall 704-278-9116 or Catrelia Hunter 704-.278-9149 or
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.
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.
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. 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).

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St.
Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St ,
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.


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 or 704-216-7714.


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, or

Arts at the Mill — June 15-18: Three-day indoor fine arts festival in the historic Mill, 500 S. Main Street, Mooresville. Artists displaying and selling original art. 500 South Main St., Mooresville,

Dare To Imagine — Through Aug. 31: Summer solo exhibition by Victoria Lizett Amaro Zavala, 2018 Dare to Imagine student artist winner. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882

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


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

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 area. Held at Myers Park/Community Garden at 3760 Woodleaf Barber. Info: or 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 parking lot, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road; celebration site 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

CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Vendor applications for July 21 event due June 30. $40 per 10×10 space. Download application at 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 or 704-920-4326.

Auditions/call for performers

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. Apply by June 16. Entry rules /info at Denton FarmPark 1-800.458-2755, email; see and click on the Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion or see 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

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

Lee Street theatre to present ‘Steel Magnolias’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. July 1-2: Performances dates Aug 23-26 and Aug 30-Sept 2. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail

Call for artists/ artisans

Downtown Salisbury Art Walk — 5-9 pm Friday, June 22: Showcase for local artists. No fee. Only hand-made artisan products.Send details for consideration via

CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Applications for July 21 event due June 30. $40 per 10×10 space. Download application at 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

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

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

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

Call for volunteers

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 Email to 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
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more.

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