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Local arts & entertainment news April 18-24

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Faith Fourth now accepting contestants

FAITH — The F&M Faith Idol contest is now open for applications. Call 704-279-5346 for details. Festival dates are June 28-July 4.

Century Farms and Barns Bus Tour

9 am-4:30 pm April 27: Historic Salisbury Foundation hosts. Experience agricultural history of western Rowan County.Stops on the tour include historic homes, barns, farm dependencies, and a church central to the families that built the community of Mt. Ulla. See how many popular barn quilts you can spot along the tour. See www.historicsalisbury.org

Wilkes County’s first Shinetopia Festival
Noon-6 p.m. April 20: Benefit concert, cook-off, car show benefits the Patriot Sportsmen

NORTH WILKESBORO — The Patriot Sportsmen is a selfless organization that enables children with special needs, veterans and their families experience healing through outdoor activities. Held at Copper Barrel Provisions, 508 Main St.
Shinetopia will feature live music, local craft beer, food and desserts, artisanal crafts, kid-friendly activities as well as a Cornbread Cook-off -with over $1,000 in prizes, all in the legendary Moonshine Capital of America. Live music by Drew Willardson, Josh Perryman and Will Easter; Nashville recording artist Donnie Lee Strickland; dark country voodoo artists Diamonds and Whiskey from Charlotte and regional favorites Matt Dylan and the HonkyTonk Outlaws from Winston-Salem.
Additionally, the event will showcase automobiles from the prohibition era owned by legends such as Bill Blair Jr., Dub Harris and Kenneth Nicholson to modern day performance cars by members of the Generation Vettes club based in Winston-Salem.
All-inclusive tickets range in price from $10 for a youth package (11 to 20) to $125 for the Gold VIP package and may be purchased at http://shinetopia.eventbrite.com

Oktoberfest Hickory seeking young musicians

HICKORY — Hickory’s annual Oktoberfest, coming Oct. 11-13, is looking for The Best of the Best local Teen Talent. Interested artists and bands should be between the ages 12-25.
To apply, send bio, picture and music to tonyeltora@gmail.com
Include the name, address, email address and phone number of the contact person. Parental consent required for musicians under th age of 18.
Find details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or info@downtownhickory.com

Goldmine Toastmasters celebrates their 60th year in the Concord and Kannapolis area.

9 a.m.-noon Saturday
CONCORD — An open house and 60th Anniversary celebration is planned at New Hope Worship Center, 452 Brookwood Ave. NE. It is free and open to the public.
Past members include Jay Nodine, Kim Jackson, and Brian Woolf. Jay Nodine joined Goldmine Toastmasters in 1965. He was a humorist, a leader, a mentor, and a great friend to hundreds of Toastmasters. Additionally, he served a term as International Director for Toastmasters International. Kim Jackson is a writer and the executive director of Elder Orphan Care which is a ministry helping older adults in Romania, Cabarrus County, and Rowan County. Brian Woolf is a author and a finalist at the 2003 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.
Goldmine Toastmasters meets Saturdays from 8:30-10 a.m.at Connect Christian Church. For more information, visit www.GoldmineToastmasters.com

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