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Roundabout: What’s happening June 14-20

Night Life

 

Buccaneer Lounge, 440 Barringer Road — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday: Bryan Christopher with Kevin Cosgrove.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — 9 p.m. • 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 • ABACAB The Music Of Genesis, July 14, 8 p.m.-midnight • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 10 pm-2 am Saturday: The Copperstill Band •$5 cover • 704-762-9989, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/

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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7 p.m. Saturday: Bloodwater and Cross Ties Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St. —• 7-9 p.m. Friday June 15: Open Mic Night with host David House. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday June 17: David House, Guitarist extraordinaire. • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 p.m. 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 p.m.: June 14 Carolina Clay • 8-10 p.m. Friday: June 15 Sarah Sophia • 8-10 p.m. Saturday: June 16 Joel Mccarson • 6-8 p.m. Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 p.m. Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner • 7-9 pm Wednesday Charity night: percentage of sales donated to Believe IThe Arts • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 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

 

Music at South Main Book Co. — 6:30-8 p.m. Friday June 15: Music on the back patio with Dream’sMyth. Over age 21 only. You may bring your own adult beverages. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

15th annual ‘Celebrate America’ with the Piedmont Choral Society — 7 p.m. Thursday June 21: Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N, Concord • 7 p.m. Friday, June 22: Pitts Baptist Church, 140 Pitts School Road, Concord • 3 pm Sunday, June 24: Living Water Church of God, 166 N Little Texas Road. See Facebook or visit www.piedmontchoralsociety.org

W-S Blues and Bluegrass lunchtime concert series — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through June 20: Bailey Park, 445 N. Patterson Ave. Free, food trucks on site • June 20: Blistered Hearts

Back to the Future: Movie in Concert — 7:30 p.m. June 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 https://tix.carolinatix.org/ 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 intimidatorsbaseball.com or 704-932-3267.

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.

Set construction for ‘Avenue Q’ — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16: Norvell Theater. Lunch provided. No experience necessary; come for an hour or come for the day. Info 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com

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. Although, this love story is far from the classic happily ever afters of your youth. 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 15: Yes You CAN Wine Tasting with Alexis Mutter, Grapevine Distributing. Experience the best thing since sliced bread – wine in a can. $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.

Summer Children’s Reading Hour at South Main Books — Noon, June 16 kick-off: Every Saturday at noon June 16-July 28, a children’s book reading. New book and a new reader each week. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

China Grove Cruise In — 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 16: Main Street. Deejay in Hannah Park. http://www.chinagrovenc.gov/

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

33rd Annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 7: Ham radio, computer, electronic enthusiasts gathering. Outside flea market and inside vendor area. Ham radio license exams also offered. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave S. Info: see www.rowanars.org or email d.spriggs@carolina.rr.com

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

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

 

American Red Cross driveswww.redcrossblood.org
• 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

Fundraisers

 

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 p.m. Live music. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. RSVP to 704-232-4047. Individual tickets and sponsorships available. Don Vick, hewclem@bellsouth.net or 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

Not Just A One-Trick Pony Show — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16: To benefit the animals of Harmony Farm Animal Haven. Tricks and education performed by ponies, dogs and a mini-pig. Vendors, food, music, silent auction. East Rowan Saddle Club, 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. Sponsored by Almost Home Pet Transportation.

Novant Health Car Wash — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 Jkkhelmetfoundation.com or www.donatelifenc.org

Beer, Blues & BBQ benefits Bennet Place — 6-9 p.m. June 23: Music by Harvey Arnold. Featuring Al Myers’ famous BBQ. Proceeds support renovations/repairs to Bennett Place State Historic Site visitor center (Durham). Texas Roadhouse provides pass for one free appetizer for each ticket, even takeout. Early bird $25 until June 18, $30 DOS. www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com/beer-blues-bbq-fundraising-event/

Port-a-Pit fundraiser — Friday June 29, 10 a.m. until sold out. Plates $10-$12 include baked beans, slaw, roll. Drinks and dessert available. Held in the lot across from Dunkin Donuts and Walgreens on Jake Alexander Blvd. Delivery for orders of 5 or more. Benefits building fund for Outreach Christian Ministries.

20th annual ACH Show-Off: Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 a.m.-2: p.m. July 14: On the American Children’s Home campus in Lexington. $20 to register a vehicle. All proceeds benefit the children of American Children’s Home. See Facebook at American Children’s Home or Event Brite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-childrens-home or call 336-357-7126.

Festivals

 

(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 www.harmonyfarmanimalhaven.org

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; 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 srjuneteenth@gmail.com

Gospel Tailgate — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 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.

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. www.waynehenderson.org, info@waynehenderson.org

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 p.m. 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: presidentceo@kaa-macc.org or 704-925-1314.

Salisbury Pride Festival — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 SalisburyPride.com

Screening of classic circus documentary ‘Tearing Down the Tent’ — 3 p.m. 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 p.m. June 29-July 4: Six-day festival with amusement rides,entertainment, food. On 4th of July: mile long parade at 10 a.m. 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 p.m., bands at 8 p.m. Ole timey games at ballpark along with other activities. Fireworks at 10:30. See http://www.faith4th.com/ for entertainment schedule and ride specials. Faith American Legion Park, Gant St, 704-640-2326. Free admission.

Mocksville Independence Day Celebration — 6-10 p.m. 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 www.daviecountync.gov

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 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 ncmelon0507@gmail.com

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 https://app.hatchbuck.com/OnlineForm/81425648618

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. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. 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 rowanandbluesjazz.org or email Eleanor at info@rowanbluesandjazz.org

History

 

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

Rowan Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. Tuesday June 19: David Lamanno will discuss using and identifying old photographs for use in Genealogical research. All are welcome.

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: 1896 Historic City Fire Station • Aug 23: 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, http://www.nctrans.org/

Colonial Militia Training at Fort Dobbs — June 30-July 1: Able-bodied men ages 16-60 were required by NC law to serve in the colony’s militia in the 1750s. Statesville’s Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will feature living history interpreters recreating an 18th century militia muster June 30-July 1, with scheduled musket firing demonstrations, demonstrations of cooking, military camp life. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org

Kannapolis free summer events

 

Stories Under the Stars

•The Marionette Theatre will be presenting “Cinderella” at the Kannapolis Library June 23 at 7 p.m. 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis

•June 14, Tim Clark Band will perform in Veterans Park at 6 p.m.

•Village Park Concerts are at 7 p.m. in Village Park. Clay Walker performs June 16. The Charlotte Symphony will perform June 29 with fireworks. “Starship with Mickey Thomas” will perform July 14. “Too Much Sylvia” will perform July 28. “Commodores” will perform August 11.

•Family Movies in the Mark is at 8:45 p.m. in Village Park. June 8 is “Beauty and the Beast.” June 22 is “Sing.” July 6 is “Airplane!” July 20 will by “Coco.” August 3 will be “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, Wednesdays 9:30 am. Chaplain Tom Teichroew, tteichroew@gmail.com • 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. See www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

On June 3 the South Branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, will show “Captain Underpants: the First Epic Movie”at 10-11:30 a.m. On July 2 the East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, will show “Frozen (Sing-Along Edition)” at 5:30-8 p.m. The headquarters, 201 Fisher St., will show “Frozen (Sing-Along Edition)” from 5:30-9 p.m. on July 3. The South Branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, will show “Frozen (Sing-Along Edition)” from 10-12:30 a.m. on July 7.

Classes

 

Paint Like Pollock at CFA — 3-5 pm June 28: Group will work on one large painting to be hung in CFA Library Gallery. Also make one small painting or a T-shirt to take home. Materials provided except T-shirts. Adults must stay and accompany children. $10 per child. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Register at info@faithart.org
Christmas in July – 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays, July 10-31 • July 10 Petal Balls • July 17 Weaving German Paper Stars • July 24 Fabric German Bells • July 31 Up-cycled Greeting Cards • Classes $12 each or $40 for all four. Instructor Brenda Zimmerman. Materials provided; additional supplies available for purchase. Register by email: brendaz280@gmail.com

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 conversati-onal setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Introduction to drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. Beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714. www.RobertTothSculptor.com

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

Speakers & forums

 

S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St

Home & Garden

 

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/

Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St , www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.

China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St 704-633-5946.

Film

 

Ramble through Rowan film series — 10-11 am Tuesdays 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

 

Final weekend Exhibit 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, mariettafsmith@gmail.com or www.railwalkgallery.com

‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show opening — 6-8 p.m. June 18: A new art exhibit. Meet the photographers; light refreshments; live music with Sue McHugh. Free. Mean Mug, 1024 S. Fulton St.

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, https://artsatthemill.com/

Carolina Artists Guild — 6:30 p.m. third Thursday June 21: Michael Hutchens demonstrates pouring resin on finished art; discussion on protective coatings and crafts. Visitors welcome. Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.

Fine Frame Gallery — One night only 6-8 pm Thursday June 21: The Dog and Pony Show. Third annual event. The latest sculptures by the class of Leslie Hudson • Kicking off the Downtown Gallery Gallop

Mind Aerobics Show ”Art In the window” – 5-9 pm Friday June 22: Exhibiting the works of the students of Robert Toth. Light refreshments. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St., www.fineframegallery.com

Gallery Gallop Artist Showcase — 5-9 p.m. June 22: Downtown Salisbury. downtownsalisburync.com

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 www.waterworks.org

Trips

 

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.

See Chihuly exhibit at Biltmore — Aug 10-11: Trip with the Randolph Arts Guild; leave from Asheboro. First NC garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works. $138 includes transportation and ticket to the exhibit. Call 336-629-0399 ext 22 or visit www.randolphartsguild.com

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.

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 srjuneteenth@gmail.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 isacks@kannapolisnc.gov 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 gkeith@windstream.net; see www.farmpark.com and click on the Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion or see Facebook. Denton is about 25 miles from Salisbury, in Davidson County.

Carolina Renaissance Festival — 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 23 and June 30: Open auditions at the Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Actors, entertainers, musicians, performers, colorful personalities of all types. New this year: Seeking actors to portray Vikings and Barbarians. Festival dates Sept 29-Nov 18. Register at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com

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

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, www.leestreet.org

‘Calendar girls” at The Little Theatre of W-S — 7 p.m. July 25-26: Arts Council Theatre/Harvest Bible Chapel, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment necessary. Auditions consist of reading from sides in different groupings. Performance dates Sept 21-23 and 27-30 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Find character descriptions at www.LTofWS.org

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

 

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 http://www.downtownsalisburync.com/gallery-gallop-sign-form/.

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

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.

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 info@concorddowntown.com

Call for Sculpture Artists — Sept 8: 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration, Lenoir. T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive. $50-80 to enter; discounts for early registration. One-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com or www.caldwellarts.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 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

Volunteer registration for 2018 NC Folk Festival — Sept 7-9: Sign up individually or with groups of friends or colleagues at ncfolkfestival.com/volunteer. Average volunteer shifts are three hours. In Greensboro. Festival info at ncfolkfestival.com

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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