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Roundabout: What’s happening May 2-8

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
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —8 p.m.Saturday: Awakened, and CrossTies • Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. https://www.facebook.com/TheInnNC/
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 May 3: Open Mic Night Jam with host Bob Trice. All performers welcome. Sign up begins 6:30
• 7-10 pm Saturday May 4: Blues Evening w/ Paul, Tom, & Dean
• 6-8 pm Sunday May 5: Cinco de Mayo Sunday HotSpot Concert with Kat Finnigan
• 6:30-8 pm Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 7-9 pm Tuesdays: Knitting club. Open to all
• 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays: 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 —7:30-9:30 pm TONIGHT: • 8-10 pm Friday • 6-9:30 pm Saturday: • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — • 8 pm Friday: Travis Hyll • 8 pm Saturday: Caleb Hill • 1:30-6:30 pm Sunday: Sunday Funday Open Jam • 6:45 pm Sunday: Songwriters Showcase with David Childers and Shelby Stover plus 9DayTrip • No cover. Behind the The Italian Grille, entrance is in the rear. See www.facebook.com/santossgtpeppers/ for hours.
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Union Road • 6:30 pm Saturday: New Hoirizon • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass k and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

St. John’s Men’s Chorus Spring Concert — 3 pm Sunday, May 5: St. John’s Men’s Chorus presents, “Wonder, Love, and Praise” a collection of favorite and time-honored hymns. St. John’s Lutheran Church Sanctuary.
FirstARTS presents the North Carolina Brass Band — 5 pm May 5: At Salisbury High School Auditorium, 500 Lincolnton Road. Free. For more information, call 704-636-3121, ext. 104.
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
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: Popular Broadway songs by soloists, groups and ensembles. Free concert by Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 131 W. Council St., 704-796-9683.
‘Way Off Broadway’ — 4-5:30 p.m. May 12: Free concert by Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society at Milford Hills United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd., 704-796-9683.
SRHS Chorus Concert — 7-8 p.m. May 16: South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St, China Grove, 704-857-1161.
Piedmont Choral Society — The 65 voice Piedmont Choral Society annual free spring concerts at 7 pm Friday, May 17 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley Street (off Branchview Dr. NE – Hwy. 3), Concord and again at 3 pm Sunday, May 19 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St North, Concord.• PCS’s annual “All Patriotic Music Concert Series” June 20, 21 and 23. Thursday event a benefit concert for the Concord based non-profit Jason Ray Foundation, which supports organ transplants and organ donations. www.piedmontchoralsociety.org, or 704-699-6053.
The Lake Norman Big Band Performance — May 20 at 7 p.m. At the Finish Line Restaurant & Lounge. Mooresville, lakenorman.mooresvillenc.org
Ellis Dyson and the Shambles — May 25 • 7:30 p.m.: Tickets $22.90. Music ranging from Piedmont murder ballads to traditional jazz. Lee St. theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507
Boats & Floats Music Festival 2019 — May 26 from 1-9 p.m. Music by Darrell Harwood, Mother Trucker, Red Dirt Revival, Trial By Fire & 7 Days Band. Food, beer for purchase. Corn Hole Tournament at 2 pm TJ’s Restaurant at High Rock Lake, 2675 Providence Church Road
Price of Freedom hosts Old School Gospel concert series — Aug. 17: The Golden Valley Crusaders • Oct. 19 Gospel Voices. The Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
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 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Theater

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
‘Best Laid Plans’ Mystery Dinner Theater — 7 pm May 31: 1930s Hollywood whodunit performed by the Murder Mystery Company from Charlotte. Come dressed as your favorite actor or dressed to impress as your best self. Meal of pork loin or baked chicken included. Cost $30 per person. Tickets limited to 150. Christ United Methodist Church. Call Pat 704-433-4802, Ruth 704-213-1161, Nancy 704-213-1256 or Brenda 704-223-3427 for tickets.
The Little Theatre of W-S — May 3-12: Man of La Mancha, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17-century masterpiece Don Quixote.At SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, 336-725-4001 or www.LTofWS.org
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 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. www.libertymountaindrama.com or 704-730-9408.

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3: French and Spanish Wines of Importer Eric Solomon of Charlotte. $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
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
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

411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show — May 4: Makes and models of motorcycles from 1900-1999. Sponsored by Triad Classic Motorcycle Club of the Piedmont.
Lester J. Brown Memorial ATHS Truck Show — May 18: Trucks of all makes and models that carried goods across the United States. Sponsored by Piedmont Carolina Chapter of American Truck Historical Society. Info: bruce@bruceessicktrucksales.com.
National Train Day, Train Show — May 18: Special train rides, tours, children’s activities Historic Spencer Shops Train Show features railroad memorabilia, model trains, and more for sale. Held in the museum’s Back Shop.
Sensory Awareness Day — May 19 • 9 am-noon: Autism-friendly event.Regular exhibits in addition to special activities with trained museum educators and volunteers. Quiet/calm down spaces available.
All MOPAR Show — June 8: By the Carolina Region Plymouth Car Club. Show begins at 9 a.m. ; awards at noon in 11 different categories.

Festivals

Vette Set Corvette and Old Chevy Car Club 22nd annual anniversary car show — 10 am-4 pm May 4: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Food available, vendors welcome. Hottest car, truck, and motorcycle contests. Info: Danny Thompson 704-738-7049 or Charlie Morgan 704-637-2642 or Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952.
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
Kite Festival ‘Meet Him In The Air’ – new date — Noon-5 pm May 4: Free kites to youth. First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S Long St, 704-633-2818, www.facebook.com
Gold Rush Days annual Arts & Craft Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11: Ten village shops, Mama T’s Restaurant, food vendors, gold panning,live music . Historic Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com
Hippie Fest at the Rowan County fairgrounds —May 11-12: Family-friendly music and arts festival with entertainment for all ages. Free admission 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 — May 18: Day-long event celebrating Salisbury’s own Cheerwine. Live music, craft vendors, food, shopping. Multi-platinum band Smash Mouth headlines. Known for blockbuster hits from the movie “Shrek” plus Stella Rising 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. / The Southern Gothic 5-6 p.m. / LiveHouse 6:30-7:30 p.m. / Smash Mouth plays 8-10 p.m. See cheerwinefestival.com
113th annual Nazareth Fun Fest — June 1: Featuring the 23rd annual Classic Car Show. 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Largest fundraiser held annually by the non-profit organization. Awards presented in a half-dozen different categories. Registration $20 at https://bit.ly/2RIjDzq. Questions: 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
34th annual NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro— July 31 -Aug 3: “Honoring Those Who Served” highlighted by the USO Show Troupe from New York City on Aug 2 at 7:30 p.m. plus live music, food, etc. www.ncwatermelonfest.com
Carolina Bohemian Jam— Aug 16-18: Tribute bands, local musiciaans, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. 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. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

This & That

Pray Rowan — 10–11 a.m Saturday May 4: On the steps of the Rowan County Courthouse, 210 N Main St. Gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrounds in prayer. Contact prayrowan@gmail.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
An African-American Heritage Experience with Stamps — May 5 from 4-6 p.m. Guided by Dr. Mary A. Love, Kannapolis Train Station, 201 South Main St., Kannapolis 704-925-1314, www.kaa-macc.org
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
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
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 11 am-3 pm May 4: Membership drive at the Comic Monstore on free comic book day.
Annual Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest — 5-8 p.m, May 16: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car haulers make their way down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway.Live music, activities for children, food, giveaways, race cars on display and more. www.600Festival.com
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

Books

Friends of the LibraryAnnual Book Sale — May 2: 10 am-3 pm • May 3: 10 am-3 pm • May 4: 10 am-3 pm • May 6: 10 am-4 pm • May 7: 10 am-2 pm • RPL, 201 W Fisher St, Stanback Auditorium. www.RowanPublicLibrary.org or 704-216-8243.
Kristy Woodson Harvey booksigning — May 11 at 11 am: promoting her summer/beach read “The Southern Side of Paradise.” South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

Fundraisers

Rowan One Church One Child flea market funbdraiser — 8 am–noon May 4: 14910 Stokes Ferry Road Gold Hill, intersection of Stokes Ferry and Reeves Inland Old Shaver School. Proceeds benefit Rowan County children receiving child protective and foster care services.
Spring Arts & Craft Show at Miller’s Ferry Fire Dept. — 9 am-3 pm May 4: Homemade crafts, direct sale vendors, homemade food, desserts. 2650 Long Ferry Road. Sponsored by Miller’s Ferry Auxiliary. Currently 29 vendors inside and outside.
Rock-n-Stock Life Village Fundraiser — 6 pm May 4: Live concert by Adelaide, Tony Jones and Selfless Sunday to raise provisions for upcoming transitional home in Woodleaf for homeless mothers with babies. Held at Destiny City Church, 2324 S. Main St., Salisbury. Learn more at 911Babies.com
St. Luke’s youth fundraiser for farmworker ministry trip — 8 m-noon May 4: Held in the parish hall by the youth of St. Luke’s Episcopal to benefit trip to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Dunn. Food and drinks available for sale. Donations of items accepted by appointment. Contact cstephenson@sls.church or 704-633-3221.
American Legion Post 143 Fishing tournament — 10 am-1 pm May 4: $8 adult, 44 child, $20 family of 4. Lake Corriher Wilderness Area, 955 Kimball Road, China Grove, across from South Rowan YMCA. Trophies awarded. Participants 16 and older must have valid fishing license. Entry fee includes park fishing pass, hot dog and water. Proceeds benefit American Legion Programs. Info at 704-637-3718 or 704-658-5325.
Community Baby Shower for the Pregnancy Support Center — May 11 from noon-2 p.m.Drop-in Community Baby Shower at Calvary Baptist Church, 3760 Stokes Ferry Road.
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 Donate during the Rhythm & Run fundraiser to support the NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum. 704-934-2320. www.NorthCarolinaMusic HallofFame.org
Old shoes help rescue horses — Through June 3: Shoe drive fundraiser benefits local horse rescue organization Midnight’s Promise. Drop gently worn, used and new shoes on the porch at Happy Roots, 1026 S. Fulton St., or call Midnight’s Promise at 704-798-6641. Details at www.midnightspromise.org
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

Historic Salisbury Foundation presents —
May 23: 2019 HSF Historic Preservation Awards
June 27: History on Tap (H.O.T.) Session One
July 25: History on Tap (H.O.T.) Session Two
Aug. 18: Blankets and Bluegrass on the Hall House Lawn
Aug. 22: History on Tap (H.O.T.) Session Three
www.historicsalisbury.org
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
May 8, 1:30 pm : Cliff & Meryl, “Songs from the Front Porch”
May 14, 12:30 pm: Teresa Dakin, Trinity Home, “Connect-4-Good,” lunch provided
May 22, Noon: Lunch & Learn. “Debunking Information about Hose Care”
May 23, 11:30 am: Horizons Tour trip plus (dutch) Romano’s Lunch
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
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens — 12:30-5 pm May 16: Driving safety strategies, review of driving skills and techniques, 40 pages of safety tips, developing defensive driving techniques, may get an insurance discount. $15 AARP members/$20 non-members. Space is limited, preregister at 704-216-7714.
Rufty-Holmes July movie marathon — Popcorn and drink included. No cost.
• 2 pm July 11 — On V.E. Dat in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations.
• 2 pm July 18 — In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead.
• 2 pm July 25 — Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to imprisonment.

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
• RPL Book Sale continues (HQ) — May 6-7
• Genealogy Workshop: Early Rowan Roots (HQ) — May 11, 10 am. Call Gretchen, 704-216-8232
• Saturday Cinema: Aquaman (East) — May 11, 10 am: PG-13; adult (age 18+) must accompany.
• ClassicCinema Series:

In Kannapolis

Village Park, 700 West C St., www.kannapolisnc.gov
Jiggy with the Piggy — Through May 5
Sunday Afternoon Jazz — Four-week jazz series. 1-3 p.m., Sundays in Veterans Park. May 5: Brian Burton Trio
National Train Day at Village Park — 10 a.m-noon May 11: 150th anniversary of the completion of the world’s first transcontinental railroad.
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. May 11
Thursdays on Main – Music in Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m. May 9: The Tonez

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
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, M t Ulla 704-278-2800 or facebook

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
May 3 • Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road, 11:30 am-4 pm
May 5 • Woodleaf United Methodist Church, 9000 Church St., Woodleaf, 1-5:30 p.m.

Speakers & forums

Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. • May 12 – To: The Gift of Grace. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
St. John’s Lunch And Learn — 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. 704-636-3431.

Comedy

Improv Charlotte — May 10: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Chatlotte.Proceeds benefit Classroom Central. We will also be collecting school supply donations at our shows. See http://www.improvcharlotte.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 “Quackceañera” — 15 years of funny. What is Charlotte Squawks? Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets the Queen City. Tickets start at $24.50 at https://tix.carolinatix.org/

Film

City Parks & Rec Movie in the park
Movies begin at 9 pm at City Park, 316 Lake Drive.
May 31: Incredibles 2
June 14: A Dog’s Way Home
June 28: Hotel Transylvania 3
July 12: Shrek
July 26: The Greatest Showman
Aug 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet
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Art

Opening reception for art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — 6-8 pm May 10: ‘The Color of Motion,’ original art by local artists Abigail Young, Emery Partee, Bruce White. Live harp music provided by Alicia Strange. On display through July 26. Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www. salisburybusinesscenter.com
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — New Works & Such exhibit, April 4-June 1: Recent paintings and multi-media works presented by Rail Walk artists. 409-413 N Lee St. Thurs-Sat, 11 am-4 pm, www.railwalkgallery.com or 704-469-2781.
WVAC— ‘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. Proceeds from sales benefit both organizations. See mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com
Annual Gallery Gallop — 5-9 pm June 22: www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com

Trips

New Zion Baptist Church senior group trip — July 26-28: National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tenn. For seniors age 55 and up. For more info call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.
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

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
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20: Contact Patti Price at 704-857-2466 or pprice@chinagrovenc.gov for application guidelines
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.
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. 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. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Auditions/call for performers

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 email tonyeltora@gmail.com Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.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
Uwharrie Players hold auditions ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ — 3-5 pm May 19, and 6-8 pm May 20 at Uwharrie Players Clubhouse, 546 E t Main St, Albemarle. Come prepared to sing a song and read from the script. Show dates: last weekend of July/first weekend in August. See www.uwharrieplayers.org and Facebook

Call for artists/ artisans

Paint & Donate — Working Tuesdays and Fridays on the Biggest Community Barn Quilt Mural in NC. Paint in store and donate, all supplies included, $45/quilt square. For community barn quilt project to be displayed at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden 11575 NC Hwy 801. RSVP to 704-278-2800. Completion deadline May 18.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — 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 Aug. 15 for September Crawl.
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
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
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.
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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