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Roundabout: What’s happening April 18-24

Community Calendar

Night Life
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —• 7:30 pm Monday, Musical Bingo • 8 pm Tuesday, General Trivia • 9 pm Wednesday, Karaoke • 9 pm Friday Deejay T-Nice • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St — • 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays: Not So Open Mic. Showcase your weird talent. Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• TONIGHT: Board game night, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Bring yours or use one of ours. BINGO: $1 to play, winner takes all
• 7-11 pm Friday April 19: Open Mic Night Jam 7 pm-11 pm Host Orland Carra. All performers welcome. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 6-8 pm Sunday April 21: HotSpot Sunday Concert with Ed Blankenship
• 6:30-8 pm Mondays April 22: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 7-9 pm Tuesdays April 16: Knitting club. Open to all
• 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: Hablas Español? Spanish language lessons
• 110 N. Main St. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 pm Friday: Dreams Myth • 6-9:30 pm Saturday: Greg Adams • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Music & more

FUMC FirstArts — • May 5: annual Concert benefits Meals on Wheels of Rowan, in partnership with Carolina Artists Guild to produce “This is My Father’s World: Inspirations from Creation and Beyond” 15 percent of art sold benefits Meals on Wheels of Rowan • First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St 704-636-3121, www.fumcsalisbury.org
UNcensored — 8-11 p.m. April 19, May 3, May 17: Phennix hosts opening night open mic. Poets, live band, food. EastSquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St. 704-754-6771 www.facebook.com
Dance Concert: Tribute to the Music of Seal —7:30 p.m. April 25-26: Catawba College Dance Ensemble presents A Tribute to the Music of Seal in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Free, open to the public. Donations accepted. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, 800-228-2922, www.catawba.edu
Catawba performs ‘Our Song VI’ — 4 pm April 28: Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. final choral concert of academic Year. Free and open to the public.
Charlotte Jazz Festival returns — April 29-May 4: Uptown Charlotte features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Broadway songstress Patina Miller with a tribute to Nina Simone, performances at The Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park and free jazz concerts all week long. Tickets and info at https://tix.carolinatix.org
Friends of RPL Concert Series: Adam Miller— 7 p.m. April 30: Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704- 216-8228 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Matthew Weaver & Friends with the Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m. May 4: A toe-tapping program of Appalachian Mountain tunes and arrangements. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 West Innes St., 704-216-1513, www.salisburysymphony.org
W-S Symphony presents: A Night at Woodstock — 7:30 p.m. May 11: An evening of hits from the rock legends who performed at Woodstock. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets $20-$76 at 336-464-0145 or WSsymphony.org
‘Way Off Broadway’ — 7-9 p.m. May 11: Free. Popular Broadway songs by soloists, groups and ensembles. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 131 W. Council St., 704-633-3221.
‘Way Off Broadway’ — 4-5:30 p.m. May 12: Milford Hills United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd., 704-636-0471.
SRHS Chorus Concert — 7-8 p.m. May 16: South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St, China Grove, 704-857-1161.
On Stage at The Davis: Davis Theatre, Concord —The Freddy Cole Quartet: 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 30. Younger brother of Nat “King” Cole. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child,” Aug. 10: Award-winning Gospel stage play written and produced by Dr. Mildred Summerville. Tickets start at $49 • Prices do not include service charges. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000- or www.blumenthalarts.org

Theater

LSt presents ‘Blood Done Sign My Name’ — 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and 25-27: Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC and the events that followed. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
‘Women Of The Upper Room’ — 5 pm Saturday April 20: The Reach formerly Outreach Christian Ministries Int. present the resurrection story told by the women who were there. 722 W. Horah St. Free, open to the public. Donations accepted.
Fish Tales: Doctor Fish Sings New Songs from the Old School — 8 p.m. May 1: A musical debut two decades in the making comes to Catawba College’s Hedrick Little Theatre. Tickets at https://doctor.fish
PPT Youth present ‘Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook’ — 7:30 p.m. May 2: Opening night: Hilarious and heartfelt based on the best-selling children’s book series by Barbara Park. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com
Spring Theatre presents The Secret Garden— May 17-19: Compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., W-S. Times and ticket info at rhodesartscenter.org/the-secret-garden/ or 336-747-1414.
‘Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama’ — Weekends June 28-July 21 with special July 4th performance: Sixth season. Held at Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain. The story of the 1780 Patriot victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain, which turned the tide of the American Revolution. Written by Robert Inman. Times, tickets and info at www.libertymountaindrama.com or Kings Mountain Little Theatre 704-730-9408.
The Little Theatre of W-S — May 3-12: Man of La Mancha, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17-century masterpiece Don Quixote. Das Barbecü (June 21-30). At SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, 336-725-4001 or www.LTofWS.org

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday. 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
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com
Douglas Vineyards Anniversary Party — 2-5 p.m. April 27: 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/
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

NC Transportation Museum

May 4: Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show — Two wheelers take the stage: motorcycles displayed, from 1900-1999. Sponsored by the Triad Classic Motorcycle Club of the Piedmont. 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer www.nctrans.org

Festivals

Family Kite Fest — noon-5 p.m. April 19: Celebrate National Kite Flying Month at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St. www.facebook.com/pages /First-Calvary-Baptist-Church/
Earth Day Jam — April 19-20: At the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Register to win a Nissan Kicks. Event proceeds Proceds benefit Happy Roots. Live music by Southern Avenue, Travers Brothership, Paleface, CCC, 9 Day Trip, Big Break, Liam & The Nerdy Blues, Mama Tried, and more. Full schedule at https://earthdayjamnc.com
Earth Week at Tiger World — April 21-27: APR Celebrate Earth Week, bring a tree, get in free! Tiger World-Endangered Wildlife Preserve, 4400 Cook Road, Rockwell. Details at www.tigerworld.us/
Lakefront Hops Fest — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27: Mooresville www.racecityusa.org
A Day in the Garden — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4: Free Granite Lake Park, 500 N Salisbury Ave (US Hwy 52, Granite Quarry cs.simpleviewinc.com
Gold Rush Days Arts & Craft Festival — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11: Gold Hill historicgoldhill.com
Hippie Fest at the Rowan County fairgrounds —May 11-12: Family-friendly music and arts festival featuring entertainment for all ages. Free admission for kids 10 and under. Tickets must be reserved in advance at hippiefest.org
Annual Race City Festival Street Fair — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11: Main Street & Broad Street Downtown, Mooresville lakenorman.mooresvillenc.org
Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11: Annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing and promoting visual and performing arts. Union Street. 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com
2019 Cheerwine Festival — Saturday, May 18: Day-long event celebrating Salisbury’s own Cheerwine! Live music, craft vendors, food, shopping and more! Facebook event page title is 3rd Annual Cheerwine Festival). Multi-platinum band, Smash Mouth will headline. https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/
113th annual Nazareth Fun Fest — June 1: Featuring the 23rd annual Classic Car Show. Held at 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell, largest fundraiser held annually by the non-profit organization. Awards will be presented in a half-dozen different categories. The first 100 entrants will receive dash plaques. Registration $20 at https://bit.ly/2RIjDzq. questions– Blair Wilson at 704.754.3802 or btrexler@nazcfc.org.
Second annual Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour — June 1-2: Artisans and musicians at each of the 14 farms located around the county. alalbert@ncsu.edu
WVAC Family Fun Day — 10 am-3 pm June 1: Free multi-cultural public event at F&M Bank Trolley Barn and parking lot. Music, dance, rap artists, comedians; creative art stations. Info at waterworks.org
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20: www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC
Carolina Bohemian Jam— Aug 16-18: Tribute bands, local musiciaans, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. Tickets on sale now. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hose and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday features live entertainment. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

This & That

Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April through October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
Goldmine Open House- 60th Anniversary Celebration — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 20: New Hope Worship Center, 452 Brookwood Ave NE, Concord, www.eventbrite.com
Alive After 5 Downtown Landis Cruise In — 5-9 p.m. April 26: Central Ave, Downtown Landis, www.townoflandis.com
City Nature Challenge — April 26-29: Find wildlife, take a ture, then share on the Salisbury Parks and Rec Facebook page. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation. Details at www.citynaturechallenge.com
Salisbury Toy And Comic Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave www.eventbrite.com
Free Comic Book Day at Comic Monstore — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May. 4: First Saturday of every May, participating specialty comic book stores give out free comics to anyone visiting their stores. Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. 704-636-0049, www.facebook.com
CruisIN the Grove — 2-6 p.m. April 20: Open to anything with a motor. Grab a bite to eat and do some shopping! Main Street in China Grove. www.facebook.com
Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show— 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May. 4: $4- $12. NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer www.nctrans.org
Bike Night Joy Ride — 8-10 p.m. May 15 and all third Wednesdays: Free. Adult indoor joy ride. Uni, bi, tricycles, walkers, wheelchairs too. Grievous Gallery, 111 W. Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
Change of location Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., $5 per person. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Effie and Norman File, 704-633-9555; Caller is Marty Northrup, 864-909-3950.
Send your barn quilt photo — West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden is seeking to document barn quilts in Rowan County. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to https://www.facebook.com

Comedy

Improv Charlotte — April 27: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Chatlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. See http://www.improvcharlotte.com/
Showkase Comedy Spotlight Clean Edition — 7-9 p.m. April 27: 580 Dickens Pl NE, 580 Dickens Place Northeast, Concord www.eventbrite.com
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood — May 9: Amy Wilson returns to the Booth Playhouse with comedy writer Margaret Ables, two moms with tons of experience in parenting and in comedy. Tickets start at $24.50 at www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000.
Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera — May 30-June 23: Booth Playhouse. Charlotte Squawks celebrates our Quackceañera — 15 years of funny. Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets the Queen City. Tickets start at $24.50 at https://tix.carolinatix.org/
Jeanne Robertson’s Rocking Chair Tour — July 20: At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson, former Miss North Carolina, returns to Charlotte. VIP Dinner Experience available. Tickets start at $24.50. Knight Theater, Charlotte. www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000.

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
April 20 • Belk Department Store, 1455 Klumac Road, 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
April 24 • Catawba Student Center, 2300 West Innes Street, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
April 24 • RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
April 28 • Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52 , Noon -4:30 p.m.

Fundraisers

Old shoes help rescue horses — Through June 3: Shoe drive fundraiser benefits local horse rescue organization Midnight’s Promise. Donate gently worn, used and new shoes; Midnight’s Promise will receive a check based on the weight of the total shoes collected. Drop shoes off on the porch at Happy Roots, 1026 S. Fulton St., or call Midnight’s Promise president Deborah Baker at 704-798-6641. Details at www.midnightspromise.org
Spring lobster sale for Meals on Wheels Rowan — 3-5 p.m. April 27: Order through April 18 at www.mowrowan.org/lobster-sale or call 704-633-0352. Meals on Wheels Rowan, 1307 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer. www.mowrowan.org
9th annual St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue — 10 a.m. April 27: Year of the Rat Rod. Classic car-street rod-motorcycle show, cruise-in, music, raffles, door prizes, $10 Port-a-Pit chicken dinners. Awards at 3 p.m. 205 St. Paul’s Church Road 704-239-1172, facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue
Flip Flops and Flamingos Fundraiser— 5-8 p.m. April 28: At The Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St., 704-630-0481, ww.familiesfirst-ncinc.org
PPT’s Night On The Stage: A Fundraiser — 6:30-10 p.m. May 17-18: Biggest event of the year. Enjoy dinner on stage by Chef Santos followed by an intimate performance by one of Broadway’s biggest stars. Tickets at Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
NC Music Hall of Fame 8th Annual Rhythm & Run 5K fundraiser — 8 am May 18, Registration opens 7 am. $25 through May 18; race day $30. Jogging strollers permitted. 704- 934-2320.
Art of the Wild Art exhibit / fundraiser — 6-8 pm June 14: Opening reception. Showcasing NC wildlife through fine art. Benefists Mooresville Arts and Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. See mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com or LNWC at lnwc.org
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hose and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

History

Victorian Hall House weekend tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St, 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours

At The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Call to reserve a seat at 704-636-0111. www.rowanymca.org
Lunch & Learn, Noon. April 24: Ester Marsh-Surprises! Covered dish.
Trips: Paint With A Twist — 10:30 am April 18. Very limited seating.
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. May 2: Chris Resner, Volunteer Coordinator for Rowan Helping Ministries. bring non-perishable food and paper goods for RHM. Refreshments follow.
Movie of the Month — 2 p.m. April 25: Free. “The Last Word.” Harriet Lawler hires a young writer to pen an obituary worthy of her.

At RPL

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
• HQ, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228
• East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838
• South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727
A Marvel-ous Week (East)
Monday, April 22 – April 26
Enjoy a Marvel Avengers movie marathon before the next installment of the Infinity War movies opens in theaters.
Monday, 5:30 pm Captain America: Civil War (PG-13, 148 min.)
Tuesday, 5:30 pm Black Panther (PG-13, 135 min.)
Wednesday, 5:30 pm Thor Ragnarok (PG-13, 130 min.)
Thursday, 2 pm Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13, 160 min.)
Friday, 2 pm Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13, 125 min.)
Each screening is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. An adult must accompany children under 13. For more details, call 704-216-7842.

Classes

Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more available. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418 hiveandco.com
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
• Rowan Public Library, www.rowancountync.gov
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., www.SoFulYoga.com or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
Documentary Theatre Workshop: Memory and Memoir— 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20: Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, Salisbury (704) 310-5507 www.facebook.com
St. John’s Lutheran Senior Academy — 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays: For 60+ adults. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431 stjohns-salisbury.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Children • May 4, 10 am, Clay Nature Tiles for ages 4-6 • May 4, 10 am, Gelli Prints for ages 7-12.
23 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882. Details and registration at http://www.waterworks.org/education/artpops.html
Barn Quilt Workshop — 10 am April 27: $45. Paint and take, supplies included. 2ftx2ft Decorative Barn Quilt. Light lunch provided. RSVP to 704-278-2800. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla.
Doll Workshop with Winifred Holloway — June 29: NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/

Speakers & forums

Center for Fatih & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. April 14: To, Mercy and Atonement. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., ww.FaithArt.org 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Dementia expert to speak — 5:30 p.m. April 25; RSVP by April 22 to 704-603-2778. Ashley Stevens to speak at Rowan County Alzheimer’s support group at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road; complimentary dinner provided. Stevens is a NC Project CARE family consultant.
St. John’s Lunch And Learn — Noon, May 21: Leaders involved in the Growing Rowan and Brand Rowan Taskforce Initiatives present updates. Sign up by May 17. Bring lunch or sign up for a fee based lunch.
Growing Rowan Taskforce — Noon May 21: Paula Dibley, Mike Miller give update on Community efforts to market Rowan County. Bring your lunch or call for a lunch. Sign Up By May 17.
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/

Art

Art scholarship — The Stanly Arts Guild is offering an art scholarship to be awarded June 6, 2019 to a high school senior or a college freshman enrolled in a visual arts or arts education program. To be eligible, applicants may be a resident of Stanly or adjoining county (Anson, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Rowan or Union Counties). Details at www.stanlyartsguild.com or at 704 982-0806.
Fine Frame Gallery — Exhibiting local artists Phyllis Stiemel, Robert Toth, Sharon Forthofer, Betty Sedberry, Clyde and photography by Terry Anthony until April 30. Tues-Fri 10-5:30, 10-3 Sat; closed Sunday-Monday. 105 S Main St., 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — Exhibit through April 26: ‘Through the Eyes of the City’ featuring photography and digital art by local artist Duane DuVall. Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
WVAC— • Celebrating Young Artists: An exhibition of student artwork by Rowan County and Salisbury Middle Schools, showing April 3-27 • ‘Unity Through Art,’ Exhibition of Cultural Narrative, through May 18 • Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Art of the Wild Art exhibit / fundraiser — 6-8 pm June 14: Opening reception for exhibit/fundraiser of art showcasing NCwildlife through fine art. People’s Choice Awards awarded at conclusion of the exhibit. Proceeds from sales benefit both organizations. See mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com
Annual Gallery Gallop — 5-9 pm June 22: www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com

Trips

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
Salt & Pepper Ramblers Christmas in Orlando trip — Nov. 19-22: Holy Land Experience, Gaylord Palms Resort, Harry P. Leu Gardens Holiday Hous , more.. $440. Info: Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484

Call for vendors

Rowan County Fair is seeking — a non profit organization or church or restaurant to rent a permanent food booth at the fair. Fair dates: Sept 20-28.Call 704-640-2326 for more information.
Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — Festival date May 11, deadline May 7: For artists, craft persons, service providers. Space fee $30. All items should be hand-made, applications subject to approval. Apply at www.goldhillnc.com; submit questions to goldhill merchantsassociation @gmail.com
Kannapolis’ 38th Jiggy with the Piggy — May 3-4: Registration open for vendors. Limit 20 per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. On-line registration is required at kannapolisnc.gov/JiggyWithThePiggy
Antiques and flea market — May 18-19: call for vendors. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Call for details 704-640-2326.
Chickweed: Call for vendors — 4-11 pm July 20: 8th Annual Chickweed music/art festival. At F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Set-up July 20 9 am-3 pm. Email for application: ChickweedWomen@gmail.com. Vendor fee $40 | Food vendor fee $125. Deadline June 30.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18: Celebrating an era of music. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Apply at www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com. All items must be handmade originals, no downline or multi-level marketing. Exhibit space $150 or double space $225. Limited number of non-profit space available – $100.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Food — Aug 16-18: $275. Nonprofit booth, limited availability, $100. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors welcome. Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hose and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday features nationally known entertainment. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Auditions/call for performers

St. Thomas Players and Lee Street theatre to present ‘Shiloh Rules’ — 7 pm April 22-23: Written by Doris Baizley, directed by David Pulliam. Auditions are cold readings from the script at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. Performance dates June 13-22. Info at 704-798-8474 or david@davidpulliam.com kathy@mkpulliam.com or 704-798-8473.
Burning Coal Theatre auditions for 2019-2020 season — 10 am-6 pm April 20: For equity and non-equity actors. The Container By Clare Bayley. Camelot By Lerner & Loewe. Talley’s Folly By Lanford Wilson. Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48 abac2 fa6fe3-2019
2019 F&M Faith Idol contest — Accepting contestants. Call 704-279-5346. Faith Fourth of July event dates: June 28-July 4th.
Hickory Oktoberfest seeks musicians/bands age 12-25 — Oct. 11-13: Looking for local teen talent. To apply, send bio, ture, music to tonyeltora@gmail.com with name, address, email address and phone number of contact person. Parental consent required for musicians under age 18. Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or info@downtownhickory.com
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

Paint & Donate — Working Tuesdays and Fridays on the Biggest Community Barn Quilt Mural in NC. Paint in store and donate with our guidance, all supplies included for $45 per quilt square. Painted & donated to community barn quilt project to be displayed on the corner of Hwy 801 & Graham Road, Mount Ulla on the 100+ year old general store. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden 11575 NC Hwy 801. RSVP to 704-278-2800. Deadline for all works to be completed May 18.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — May 15, Sept. 19: Seeking artists to participate in 2019 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls. Family friendly art in most disciplines will be accepted. No charge for participation. Get application at info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322-1121. Deadline April 15 for May 15 Crawl and Aug. 15 for September Crawl.
Two-fold art exhibition opportunity — Deadline April 30: 3-day juried group exhibition to coincide with Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute, followed by gallery exhibition at Waterworks. Free to enter. Entry requirements at http://waterworks.org/artistopportunities/carolinabohemianjam.html.
CFA announces ‘Never Silent’ — Deadline May 6, opening reception June 2: In conjunction with Salisbury Pride, exhibit coincides with 50th anniversary of Stonewell Uprising in New York City. Send digital submissions to Shane Manier atshanemanierart@gmail.com. CFA , 207 W. Harrison St., ww.FaithArt.org
Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival — Festival date May 11, deadline May 7: Gold Hill Merchants’ Association welcomes artists, crafters, service providers. $30. All items should be hand-made, applications are subject to approval. Apply at www.goldhillnc.com
Spring into Arts Festival — May 11: Accepting applications for 2019 festival in Downtown Concord for jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Application fee $85.www.concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.
Art of the Wild Art exhibit / fundraiser — Intake May 31-June 1: Opening reception June 14. Proceeds from sales benefit both organizations. Eligibility and guidelines at mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com or Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at lnwc.org
Hickory Full Circle Arts competition — Opening reception May 9: On display through June 1: “Color It Warm / Color It Cool.” $600 in awards plus honorable mentions and people’s choice. Entries should be hand delivered to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory. www.fullcirclearts.org.
Second annual Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour — June 1-2: Needed: talented artisans and musicians at each of the 14 farms located around the county. Wares must be hand crafted. You may sell your products but this is primarily a networking, meet the community event. Free, no space fee. Responsible for your own tables, chairs, tents, supplies, transactions. To participate contact Sue Davis at sunfire72@carolina.rr.com or 704-279-8542. To be a sponsor contact Rowan County Extension Office, 704-216-8970 or alalbert@ncsu.edu
Chickweed: Call for artists — 4-11 pm July 20: 8th Annual Chickweed music/art festival seeking makers, artists, healing arts, more. At F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Set-up July 20 – 9am-3 pm. Email for application: ChickweedWomen@gmail.com. Vendor fee $40. Deadline to apply June 30.

Call for volunteers

Cheerwine Festival — May 18: Civic and service organizations invited to volunteer in groups of 10 or more. Festival hours are noon-10 p.m. Vendor load-in assistance, manage parking lots, serve in information booths, serve as a Cheerwine Festival street ambassador. 704-638-5294 or cheerwinefestival@salisburync.gov
Summer ARTventures — Rising 9th-12th graders can earn school community service credits by volunteering as teacher aides during Summer ARTventures at Waterworks. Download the application from http://www.waterworks.org/education/volunteeringwvac.html
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. Volunteers welcome. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team kup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. kup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933.
Help Jiggy with the Piggy — May 2-4: Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. Help with BBQ competition, 5K walk/run, arts & craft vendors, concerts, family movie,more. The festival needs over 200 people.Sign up today at www.kannapolisnc.gov/Community/Jiggy-With-the-Piggy
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
Liberty Hose — 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.
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers-k 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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