Roundabout: What’s happening May 9-15
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: Christian open mic night. $55 first prize winner chosen by audience. 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 10: Open Mic Night Jam 7 pm-11 pm with host Jeff Martinez. All performers welcome. Sign up begins 6:30
• 7-10pm Saturday May 11: Karaoke every second Saturday
• 6-8 pm Sunday May 12: HotSpot Sunday Concert with Taylor Mason, Young Catawba musician
• 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: 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: live music • 6-9:30 pm Saturday: Eli Yacinthe • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — • 8 pm Friday: • 8 pm Saturday: • 1:30-6:30 pm Sunday: Sunday Funday Open Jam • 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: Harold Bumgardner and Lonesome Road • 6:30 pm Saturday: The Meat Locker Jam • 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 — May 26 • 1-9 p.m. Boats & Floats Music Festiva , 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. High Rock Lake, 2675 Providence Church Road.
Music & more
Queen City Ringers in concert — 5 pm May 11: At First Presbytterian Church Lewis Hall, 308 Fisher St. www.QueenCityRingers.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.
KHA hosts The Reformers — 7 p.m. May 13: Southern Gospel Quartet from First Reformed Church in Landis. Sponsored by Kannapolis History Associates. Held at A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Info: Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
SRHS Chorus Concert — 7-8 p.m. May 16: South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St, China Grove, 704-857-1161.
UNcensored — 8-11 p.m. May 17: Phennix hosts opening night open mic. Poets, live band, food. EastSquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St. 704-754-6771 www.facebook.com
Piedmont Choral Society — Annual free spring concerts at 7 pm Friday, May 17 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St (off Branchview Dr. NE – Hwy. 3), Concord and again at 3 pm Sunday, May 19 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord. Accompanied by a string quintet, piano and organ. Music of Mozart, Haydn and American composers plus spirituals. Free, no ticket is required. • 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
Breakthrough Praise Dance Showcase and Competition — June 1 • 2-5 p.m. 154 Warren C Coleman Blvd N, Concord. www.eventbrite.com
FUMC FirstArts — • 4 pm. June 2: Joined choirs of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and First UMC: Service of Choral Evensong at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church , reception follows at the 1815 Utzman-Chambers House • First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St, 704-636-3121, www.fumcsalisbury.org
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
Final Weekend: PPT Youth present ‘Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook’ — 7:30 p.m. May 9-11; plus 2:30 Saturday matinee May 11: 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
Original play ‘Lost in the System’ — 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday May 10- 11: Class Act, CFA’s spoken word group at Henderson Independent High School, performs “Lost In The System,” written by Catawba student Mason Livers in conjunction with Henderson students. Performed at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. CFA Artist-in-Residence Shane Manier has been working these student for the entire school year. Free admission, donations appreciated.Sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Paul Laurence Dunbar Group presents ‘Hidden Voices Speak’ — May 16-18 • 7 pm and May 19 • 4 pm: Stories of juvenile justice and School discipline disparity. Directed by Linda Hunt. performed at Eastsquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St. Behind public parking lot by Dee’s Jewelers. Free and open to the public.
‘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 10: Wines of Greece with Kostas Giannopoulos, CHL Imports. Experience what we believe are the best wines Greece has to offer. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, email@example.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
Lester J. Brown Memorial ATHS Truck Show — May 18: Trucks that carried goods across the United States. Sponsored by Piedmont Carolina Chapter of American Truck Historical Society. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Train Day, Train Show — May 18: Special train rides, tours, children’s activities Historic Spencer Shops Train Show s railroad memorabilia, model trains, more. 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.
Fire Truck Festival – 5th Annual — June 22: Largest annual gathering of fire trucks for display in the state. Antique and modern engines and fire-fighting equipment, honoring firefighters for their service.
Celebrity Car & Truck Show — July 27: Replicas of favorite cars in movies and film. Photo opprotunities plus a chance to talk with those who created the replicas.
Brew & Choo Craft Beer Festival — Aug 10: Craft beer breweries, special brews, food trucks, family fun games in the Back Shop, and more.
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. Smash Mouth headlines plus Stella Rising, The Southern Gothic, LiveHouse and local buskers. Also a scavenger hunt, The F&M Bank Kids’ Zone and Cheerwine history at the Rowan Museum. See cheerwinefestival.com
JCPrice American Legion Post 107 Memorial Week Celebration — 3:30-10 p.m. May 24-June 2: Celebrating the 100th Amerian Legion birthday. Held at the Post home, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. See Call for Vendors.
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 email@example.com
Second annual Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour — June 1-2: Artisans and musicians at each of the 14 farms located around the county. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Fourth annual Gospel Tailgate — Noon-5 pm June 15: Hosted by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church at Myers Park/Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber in Cleveland. Gospel singing, liturgical dancing, poetry reading plus children’s inflatable, trackless train, obstacle course, story- telling, face painting, water balloons. Info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-7192. See Call for Vendors.
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 Hospice 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
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
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
Rowan Rose Society’s annual Rose Show — 1-5 p.m. May 25: At the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Area rose growers inited to enter roses between 6:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Show will hundreds of beautiful roses of all kinds as well as rose arrangements. Information: Jack Page, 704-746-8524.
Alive After 5 Downtown Cruise In — May 31 • 5-9 p.m.Central Ave, Downtown Landis. www.townoflandis.com
New location for 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
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
Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A for the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — May 9 • 5-8 pm. Eat at Chick-fil-A (Innes and Arlington Streets) and put your receipt in a designated bowl inside the restaurant.
Community Baby Shower for the Pregnancy Support Center — May 11 • 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. Dinner on stage followed by intimate performance by a Broadway’ star. 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
20th annual Group Gold Hill Bike Ride — May 25; 100k, 50k 25k loops through Rowan and Stanly counties. Day-of registration 7:30 am at E.H. Montgomery General Store. Proceeds support the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society. Registration $25 at www.eventbrite.com/e/20th-annual-group-gold-hill-bike-ride-tickets-57217467987?ref=eios or ny mail or day of at the store. See www.historicgoldhill.com
3rd annual Sole Hope Denim Dash 5k & Fun Run — June 1 • 8:45 a.m.-noon: $25-$30. Salisbury Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road, www.runsignup.com
Inaugural poker run against cancer ‘Ride to Survive’ — June 1 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$15. Funds benefit local cancer patients. Raffles,pr izes,50/50,food. Register 9-10 am, ksu 10:30. Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post 106, 6250 NC Hwy 801, 571-439-6014 Facebook
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 email@example.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 Hospice 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
Rowan Museum History Club — 7-8 p.m. May 14: Marcia Phillips on Davie County Heroes. Free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
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
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 22, Noon: Lunch & Learn. “Debunking Information about Hospice Care”
May 23, 11:30 am: Horizons Tour trip plus (dutch) Romano’s Lunch
Coming Up: June 13, 9 am: FrogHoller Lavender Farm trip
Aug. 23, 9 am: Charlotte Women’s Show trip
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
Inaugural RHSC May Jamboree — May 31 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shopping. live Blue Grass band: the Robertson Boys, plus lunch. In the Back Pavilion.
Rufty-Holmes July movie marathon — Popcorn and drink included. No cost.
• 2 pm July 11 • 2 pm July 18 • 2 pm July 25.
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
• 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 accompa
• ClassicCinema Series: May 17, 2 pm: The Long, Long Trailer (East). 1954. Designed for retirees but all ages welcome.
• Friends of RPL present Wiley Cash, May 30, 6:30 pm; NYTimes bestselling author Wiley Cash, held at Trinity Oaks Retirement, book-signing and reception follow.
• China Grove Community Block Party, June 1 • 5-8 pm, downtown China Grove, fun activities and learn about RPL’s Summer Reading.
• Village Park, 700 West C St.
• Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
National Train Day at Village Park — 10 am-noon, May 11: 150th anniversary of the completion of the world’s first transcontinental railroad.
Sunday Afternoon jazz in Veterans Park — 1-3 p.m. Sunday: May 12: Toni Tupponce Trio
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 MotorSpeedway.Live music, activities for children, food, giveaways, race cars on display and more. www.600Festival.com
Concerts in the Park — Village Park, 7 p.m. June 1: Sawyer Brown, fireworks afterwar
Thursdays on Main — Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m. May 9: The Tonez
Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. May 11 • Sept 14 • Oct 12 • Nov 9
Stories Under the Stars — Kannapolis Library, 7 p.m. May 18: Fish Magish
Movies in the Park — Village Park, 8:45 p.m. May 24: Incredibles 2
Memorial Day Parade — May 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Veterans Park, Kannapolis www.kannapolisnc.gov
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
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses. 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
Eight-week pottery class — Beginning & Intermediate Wheel Class for beginners and those with some experience. $215. Ages 14-adult.
• Tuesdays 10:30-1 pm May 28-July 16 or
• Wednesdays 6:30-9 pm May 29-July 17
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Speakers & forums
Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. • May 12: Topic: The Gift of Grace. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Ballots and Bowties by Michael Bitzer — May 16 at 6:30pm: Drama behind the North Carolina 9th Congressional District. Rowan Museum’s Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St. Supper included. Cost $25 per person. RSVP to 704-633-5946 or email email@example.com
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.
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.
Improv Charlotte — May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov.8, Dec. 13: At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. April- June proceeds benefit Classroom Central. We will also be collecting school supply donations at our shows. See http://www.improvcharlotte.com/
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/
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.
Home & Garden
Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 am-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Lexington Farmers Market — 9 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St , www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com
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.
Mooresville Farmers Market —9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. 255 E. Iredell Ave, www.racecityusa.org
City Parks & Rec Movie in the park
All 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
Fine Frame Gallery — Artwork d by local fine artist Robert Toth, Phyllis Steimel, Sharon Forthofer, Mark Brincefield, and James Donaldson. To view original artwork, visit during regular business hours, 105 S Main St., 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
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
Opening of CFA exhibit on hand sewing, plus talk — May 24, from 6-8 pm: As part of CFA’s programming for “Shiloh Rules,” a collection of mostly hand sewn garments and accessories. Some of the seamstresses on hand to answer questions. At 7 pm Janet Pyatt of The Backcountry Peddlar will speak, “A Living History Mercantile.” Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
None Of The Above: An Arts Exploration of School Equity — Through May 31: Interactive art installation that uses narratives, live stage presentations, visual arts to create conversations and diverse perspectives on standardized testing and school discipline disparity to broaden the school to prison pipeline conversation. During the run of the exhibit a professionally directed cycle of monologues will be performed. At EastSquare Artworks, 120 E. Innes St., behind the parking lot beside Dee’s Jewelers.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — New Works & Such exhibit,through 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.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — May 15: Artists, art demonstrations, music. 828-322-1121 or www.downtownhickory.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Gallery Gallop — 5-9 pm June 22: www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com
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
JCPrice American Legion Post 107 annual Memorial Week Celebration — May 24-June 2: Food vendors $25/day. Merchandise vendors $15/day. Contact Mae Carroll at 704-640-0877 or Clarence Akins at 202-510-6210. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road
Fourth annual Gospel Tailgate — Noon-5 pm June 15: Vendor (nonfood) spaces $20 / tailgate spaces $10. Hosted by Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church at Myers Park/Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber in Cleveland. Info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-7192.
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20: Contact Patti Price at 704-857-2466 or email@example.com 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 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. Hndmade originals only. 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, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. 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: Local teen talent apply to firstname.lastname@example.org Parental consent required for musicians under age 18. Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug. 15 for September Crawl.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 704-279-8542. To be a sponsor contact Rowan County Extension Office, 704-216-8970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Email for application: ChickweedWomen@gmail.com. Vendor fee $40. Deadline to apply June 30.
Call for volunteers
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 pickup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933.
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email email@example.com or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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