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Roundabout: What’s Happening June 28-July 4

Night Life

 

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — 9 p.m. • Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute), June 30 • The Dirty Doors (The Doors Tribute), July 7 • ABACAB The Music Of Genesis, July 14, 8 p.m.-midnight • Out of the Cellar/American Hair Band, July 21 • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10 pm-2 am, $5 cover • Friday: Cory Luetjen and The Traveling Blues Band • Saturday: Michael Tracy band • 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: The Gospel Keytones. 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 pm Friday: Open Mic with host Jamie Slate, special guest Chris Nelson. Sign up begins at 6:30 • 5:30-8 pm Sunday: Dirty Cosmic w/Douglass Thompson • 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: June 28: Mama Tried • 8-10 pm Friday: Friday, Joy and the Gent • 8-10 pm Saturday: Maurice Brines with Taplow • 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 • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:3-8 pm Saturday, June 30: NuHiWay • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

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

 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, June 29: Concert by The Gray Connection followed by open jam session.Free admission. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Live music at Faith Fourth of July
• 7:30 p.m. Friday June 29: Darrell Harwood
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday June 30: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
• 3:30 p.m. Sunday July 1: Rowan Big Band (guest vocalists Bill Bucher, Nikki Jones-Bailey) with the Moonglows, Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St, followed by annual Faith Community Sing
• 7:30 p.m. Sunday July 1: The Entertainers
• 7:30 p.m. Monday July 2: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday July 3: The Tonez
• 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 4: Too Much Sylvia

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.

2018 NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony — 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: 10th annual Induction Ceremony, historic GEM Theater, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, downtown Kannapolis. Five of seven inductees scheduled to perform: Calvin Richardson, John Tesh, Luther Barnes, The Hoppers, Dolph Ramseur presents David Childers. Also being inducted: Chris Daughtry, Blind Boy Fuller. Tickets and details at https://northcarolinamusichalloffame.org/

Coming to Ovens Auditorium — • Canadian singer songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, Aug. 7. Tickets $54-$84 plus service charges • Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nov. 7. Tickets $57-$125 plus service charges • Swedish metal rock band Ghost, Dec. 2. Tickets $40-$75 plus service charges • Derek Hough: Live! Tour, April 5, 2019. Tickets $50-$85 plus service charges • Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets. Ovens Auditorium, The Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — Rascal Flatts: Sept 1. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.

Theater

 

PPT Youth Theater presents ‘High School Musical 2’ — Tickets go on sale July 2. Show dates July 12-14 and 18-21 plus July 15 matinee. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Fantastiks’ — 7:30 p.m. July 19-28: 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 www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘Avenue Q’ — Tickets go on sale July 16. Show dates: July 26-28 and Aug 1-4 at 7:30 plus July 29 matinee. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

Wine & beer tastings

 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29: Black Oystercatcher Winery of South Africa Tasting with Charles Heeb. $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 —At noon every Saturday through 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

Pray Rowan — Saturday July 7, from 10–11 a.m. at South Rowan YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact prayrowan@gmail.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/

33rd Annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 am-2 pm 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

Ellis Park playground grand opening— 10 a.m. July 12: Official grand opening and ribbon cutting. Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road, 704-216-7780.

July 4th Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm July 13: Ice Cream Social and late 4th of July dance. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Lumbee Tribe Cultural Performance — 3 pm July 13: Free. Mooresville Public Library, 304 South Main St, Mooresville www.mooresvillelibrary.org

Carolina Picker Show — July 26-28: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-633-5632, rowancountyfair.net

Celebrity Car Show — July 28: At the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, nctrans.org

Annual Village Ghost Walk in Gold Hill — 8-10 pm July 28: Hear the history of Gold Hill and some of its infamous residents from the past on a guided Ghost Walk through the Historic Village of Gold Hill. Begin at at the Arbor behind the Bakery, 850 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Tickets $5 available beginning at 7 pm night of the walk only. Children under 6 free. 704-279-5674, www.historicgoldhill.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

 

Jerry Seinfeld coming to Ovens Auditorium — 7 pm Aug. 18. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $50-$160 plus service charges.

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — • Sept. 8: Harrah’s Cherokee. Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee • Nov. 3 : Ovens Auditorium. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. -Tickets $46.75-$56.75 plus service charges.

Blood drives

 

American Red Cross — 11 am-3:30 pm July 26: Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd. www.redcrossblood.org

Community Blood Center — First Reformed Church, 208 N Central Ave, Landis 704-877-9878 www.cbcc.us

Fundraisers

 

Port-a-Pit fundraiser — June 29, 10 am until sold out. Plates $10-$12 include baked beans, slaw, roll. Drinks, 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.

English and Western Open Horse Show — Saturday, June 30: Gates open at 7:30 am; classes start at 9 am. Benefiting Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue, held at Ellis Equestrian Facility, 2056 East Ridge Road. Pee wee, youth, adult. 1st-6th place ribbons awarded in 37 classes. $10 per class or $50 for the day. Class list at www.midnightspromise.org or Facebook or 704-798-6641.

Cruise-In and fish fry — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30: At Oak Grove Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Pastor’s Aide Circle. held at 1205 S. Main St., China Grove.

Hot dog dinner plus John Rainey’s guitar pickers — 5:30 pm June 30: Hot Dog and hamburger dinner in the fellowship building at Rockwell UMC. Hosted by The Golden Rule and Pete Livengood Sunday School Class. Free meal; donations go to church budget. Also silent auction on handcrafted items by Robert File.

20th annual ACH Show-Off: Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 am-2: pm 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

 

72nd Faith 4th of July — June 29-July 4: Six-day festival with amusement rides,entertainment, food. 10 a.m. July 4th: Annual mile long parade. 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 www.faith4th.com/ for entertainment schedule and ride specials. Faith American Legion Park, Gant St, 704-640-2326. Free admission.

Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — June 30-July 4: 48th Annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion. Thousands of antique tractors, engines, cars; live demonstrations at Heritage Craft Barn, ride the Handy Dandy Railroad, take a helicopter ride, shop the vendors. Live music by Exile, Jason Michael Carroll, Teea Goans. Tractor pulls, lawnmower pulls, horse pulls, tractor parades, auctions, petting zoo, pony rides; Southeast Old Threshers Queen Pageant; Fireworks July 4th. www.farmpark.com. Denton is about 25 miles from Salisbury, in Davidson County.

Mocksville Independence Day Celebration — 6-10 pm June 30: Independence Day celebration and fireworks, Rich Park and Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex. Vendors, kid’s activities, Jim Quick and Coastline. Music 6-8:15 p.m. Free admission. Rain date July 1 (fireworks only). Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Up-to-date info at www.daviecountync.gov

All American Celebration and Car Show — 4 p.m. July 1: Bring cars, trucks, bikes, tractors to show. Hot dogs, popcorn, cold drinks, ice cream provided. A free, kid-friendly birthday party for the United States. Held at Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road, 704-633-8200.

Annual China grove Farmers Day — 9 am-9:30 pm July 21: Main Street, China Grove. https://www.visitsalisburync.com/event/china-grove-farmers-day/5102/

‘Tomato Madness’ at Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1pm July 21:
Recipe contests with cash prizes, balloon sculpture entertainment, music by Davis Tucker, Tomato Toss, raffle, Master Gardeners on h and. See Facebook or www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

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, fireworks, rides, games. Music • Aug 1 – Jim Quick and Coastline • Aug 2 – Mikele Buck • Aug 3 – The Janitors • Aug 4 – Pizazz • Info 252-398-7695 or ncmelon0507@gmail.com

National Night Out — Tuesday, Aug 7: Promotes a sense of community and provides the opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances • 5-8 pm: City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Police Department celebrate at Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St. Free food, children’s games, school supplies, more. Info at sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332.

NC Transportation’s First Ever Beer Festival — 5-9 pm Aug. 11: Family-friendly festival features outdoor games, music, food trucks, five local breweries. No admission charge. Train Rides at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. (ticket required). See www.nctrans.org

12th annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 am-3 pm Saturday, Aug. 18: Celebrate the tomatoes of Woodleaf with a parade and Little Miss Tomato contest, children’s activities, food, silent auction, games, crafts, entertainment by The Griggs, Trailblazers, Goldline Bluegrass Band. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland.woodleaftomatofestival@yahoo.com or 704-278-4248.

Third Annual Blankets and Bluegrass at the Hall House —6-8 pm Aug.19: Featuring One Fret Over, Destination Bluegrass. Rustic Roots Food Truck 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. Visit rowanandbluesjazz.org or email Eleanor at info@rowanbluesandjazz.org

History

 

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: Old Firehouse on S. Lee St. • Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House • Register early at www.historicsalisbury.org

NC Trans Museum Salutes 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: Statesville’s Fort Dobbs State Historic Site features living history interpreters recreating an 18th century militia muster 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

Genealogy workshop: Church Records —10 a.m.-noon, July 21: At Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228, www.rowancountync.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
• America Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 am-3:30 pm July 26
• Trips: July 19: 10 am, Charlotte Motor Speedway trip, lunch at the clubhouse • Aug 24: 9 am, Charlotte Women’s Show • Aug 28: 9 am, Tanger Outlets, Mebane • Sept 13: 7:30 am, Linville Caverns/Linville Falls • Future Trips: Barn Dinner Theatre-Steel Magnolias, Southern Christmas Show
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com

RPL programs

 

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. See www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Movie at East branch — July 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 110 Broad Street, Rockwell
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

Classes

 

Create a personalized Soul Circle — 10 am-4:30 pm July 14: Diannia Baty leads meditation, discussion, demonstration then will lead the class in creation of personal Soul Circles. Materials are provided; participants may bring small items to incorporate into their own Soul Circle. $55. Register at info@faithart.org by July 10.

Paint circles like Kandinsky at CFA — 3-5 pm July 19: Second summer workshop for kids age 9-10 and their adult. Participants use markers, crayons, oil pastels make their own color study to take home plus a 4×4 color study as a group to be displayed at the Center. $15 per child. materials provided. No more than two children per adult. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Register at info@faithart.org by July 16.

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

Guitar Classes at R-H — 6-8 week classes Monday afternoons. $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: Intro 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.

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

 

SummerMovies in the Park — 9 pm Fridays • July 6 The Emoji Movie • July 20 The Little Mermaid • Aug. 3 COCO: City Park, 316 Lake Drive. Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department hosts summer movie screenings on a 25 foot inflatable screen. Full concession stand. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Free. Info: vkoon@salisburync.gov or 704-638-5294.

Art

 

ClearWater Studios collaboration: ‘Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project’ —July through August • 3-5:3 pm July 1: Opening reception with live painting event • 11 am -4 pm July 14: Live collaborative painting demo featuring Mikel Frank, Gerard Amsellem, live music by local jazz musician Noel Freidline • 11 am and 2 pm Aug 11: Family collaborative painting day. 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. www.ClearWaterArtists.com

‘Color-Outside the Lines-Textiles, Paintings, Mixed Media’ — Waterworks Summer Exhibition through July 20: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, Salisbury www.waterworks.org

Summertime at Rail Walk — Through July 21: Visit working professional artists in their studios and see art in the shared gallery. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N Lee St., 704-469-2871 www.railwalkgallery.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

‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.
Fine Frame Gallery — 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St., www.fineframegallery.com

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 details. or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.

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

 

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. through 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

 

Carolina Renaissance Festival — 8:30 am-noon 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

 

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.

CFA’s Summer Suitcase Sale — 2-5 pm July 15: Artist may bring one suitcase to use to display work on tables provided. You will have the space in your suitcase, in front of your suitcase and about six inches on either side to show your wares. There will also be a gallery, entertainment, music. $10 entry fee. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Reserve a space via Shanna Glawson, shannaglawson@gmail.com

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.

Concord Community Innovation Day — Accepting entries for 3rd Annual Create the Connection event. Artists, inventors, 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. Broyhill 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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