Roundabout: What’s happening May 16-22

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

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,
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,
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —8 p.m.Saturday: Fools Gold and The Gary Parsons Band. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
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: Open Mic Night Jam. All performers welcome. Sign up begins 6:30
• 6-8 pm Sunday: HotSpot Sunday Concert
• 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,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 pm Friday May 17: Tylor Hill • 7-10 pm Saturday May 18 Colton Sherril: • 704-754-8379,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — • 8 pm Friday 5/17: Bonnie Allyn • 8 pm Saturday 5/18: North 50° with Jim Charles • 1:30-6:30 pm Sunday: Sunday Funday Open Jam • No cover. Behind the The Italian Grille, entrance is in the rear. See for hours.
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: Crosstie • 6:30 pm Saturday: Southern Express • 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 Festival, 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

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
Piedmont Choral Society free spring concerts — 7 pm May 17: Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley Street (off Branchview Dr. NE – Hwy. 3), Concord • 3 pm May 19 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St North, Concord. 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., or 704-699-6053.
The Lake Norman Big Band Performance — May 20 at 7 p.m. At the Finish Line Restaurant & Lounge. Mooresville,
Salisbury Swing Band — 7:30-9:30 pm May 23: Market Station Summer Concert Series. Directed by Catawba’s Dr. Stephen Etters, features award-winning vocalist Laura Millspaugh. 501 W Main St., Albemarle. Under a covered pavilion; bring a lawn chair, Free. Info 704-798-5840
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 • 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
Pops at the Post ‘Railway Edition’ — 5-10 pm June 1: New location: NC Transportation Museum.
— 4 pm doors open
— 5 pm Salisbury Swing Band
— 7:30 pm Salisbury Symphony performance
Bring your folding chair and come to the Back Shop, rain or shine. Tailgating spaces available for a fee. RSVP to
NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer.
Breakthrough Praise Dance Showcase and Competition — June 1 • 2-5 p.m. 154 Warren C Coleman Blvd N, Concord.
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,
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.


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.
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 or 336-747-1414.
St. Thomas Players and Lee Street theatre to present ‘Shiloh Rules’ — June 13-22. A Union nurse and a mysterious Confederate refugee meet on the Shiloh battlefield to compete for the title of Best Female Reenactor of the Year. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St or 704-310-5507.
‘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. or 704-730-9408.

Wine & beer tastings

Two events at Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17: California Dreamin’ Wine Tasting with Lauren Slaydon, Tryon Imports. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22: Potter’s Craft Cider tasting with Philip Halsey featuring fresh ciders from Free Union, Virginia. $3/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.
Josh Sanders & Carolina Smash Food Truck at Douglas Vineyards — June 14 • 2-5 p.m. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

NC Transportation Museum

411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889,
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:
National Train Day, Train Show — May 18: Special train rides, tours, children’s activities Historic Spencer Shops Train Show features 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.


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
Raleigh’s Got to Be NC Festival — May 17-19: 100+ tractors, NC food and beverages, music, carnival, kids’ activities. Danny Grant’s Cowboy Circus & The Soap Bubble Circus, racing pigs of the Hogway Speedway, Gringo the Trick Pony, Ready, Set, Grow! Agri-tainment Magic Show, tractor pulls and the Kidz Corral activity area.One price ride-all-day wristbands Friday and Sunday. Fireworks show Friday and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. On May 18: Carolina Bluegrass Battle. Also on May 18, 14th annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig BBQ Cook off. Admission and parking are free. At the NC State Fairgrounds. See
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: Live music, car show with prizes; food, crafts and vendors, cornhole tournament, kids’ zone, silent auction culminating with the drawing to give away a new Ford Focus or $10,000 in cash. For details, see fundraisers.
Second annual Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour — June 1-2: Artisans and musicians at each of the 14 farms located around the county.
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
Historic Village of Gold Hill’s annual Tall Tale Tellers Festival — June 15 • 1 pm: Can you you ‘stretch’ the truth and be the best Tall Tales Teller in town? Cash awards. bring a chair or Blanket. Held at The Arbor. Free to public and storytellers. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. Details
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: or or 704-637-7192. See Call for Vendors.

This & That

China Grove Veteran’s Memorial Wall dedication — Friday May 17 ceremony starts 10 a.m. China Grove Community Park, 412 S. Myrtle Ave. Breakfast, social hour and military displays 9-10 a.m. Info 704-857-2466
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.
Bike Night Joy Ride — 8-10 p.m. June 19 and all third Wednesdays: Free. Adult indoor joy ride. Uni, bi, tricycles, walkers, wheelchairs too. Grievous Gallery, 111 W. Bank St., 980-330-1278,
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 feature hundreds of beautiful roses of all kinds as well as rose arrangements. Information: Jack Page, 704-746-8524.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 pm May 25: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series called Blue Seed. For age 16 and up • Free, open to the public.
Alive After 5 Downtown Cruise In — May 31 • 5-9 p.m.Central Ave, Downtown Landis.
81st annual Kelly Miller Family Circus — 2 pm and 4:30 pm June 1: Rolla Bolla, Hula Hoops, Balancing Trapeze, Russion Swing and more. Watch the circus set up for free in the morning. Spencer Moose Family Center, 1301 N. Elizabeth Ave. Adults $20, childen $15, discounts available.
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.


Annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser sale — 8 am-4 pm May 24 • 8 am-2 pm May 25. First Baptist Church Family Ministry Center (old YMCA), 223 N. Fulton St. Proceeds benefit the search for a CF cure. Register for a Bob Timberlake. Drawing 2 pm May 25. Do not need to be present to win.

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,
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
Catawba College fundraiser — 7-830 pm Mondays /Wednesdays May 20-June 17: Adult Beach Volleyball Leagues. Open to ages 16+. $160 per coed teams of four. Younger players participate at the discretion of adult team captains. Register at
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 or ny mail or day of at the store. More info at
113th annual Nazareth Fun Fest — June 1: Live music by W-S-based JukeRehab, plus Darrell Harwood; car show, food, crafts, vendors, cornhole tournament, kids’ zone, silent auction, drawing to win a new Ford Focus or $10,000, donated by Cloninger Ford Toyota. Get raffle tickets at or the Innes Street Outlet and Thrift Store or call Blair Wilson, 704-754-3802. Car show registration $20 at Questions: 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell.
Community Appreciation Day sponsored by Beaver Brothers — 1-7 pm June 1: Live music, games, prizes at New Sarum Brewing, 109 N. Lee St. Celebrating “A Century of Comfort.” All proceeds to go First Responders in the Salisbury Community.
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,
Inaugural poker run against cancer ‘Ride to Survive’ — June 1 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$15. Funds benefit local cancer patients. Raffles, prizes, 50/50, food. Register 9-10 am, ksu 10:30. Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post 106, 6250 NC Hwy 801, 571-439-6014 Facebook
4th Annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Bike-A-Thon — 4 pm June 2: 5-mile fund raising ride for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, escorted by Rowan County Law Enforcement and First Responder/EMS. Cash prizes for top 3 fundraisers; hot dog dinner around 5 pm. Grace Lower Stone Church Sports Complex Center, 2410 Lower Stone Church Road, Rockwell. Church office 704-279-4176.
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


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
Memorial Day at NC Museum of Art — May 24-July 12 • Newest military exhibit Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later, explores NC’s role in the D-Day attacks of June 6, 1944 • NC and World War I and The NC Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes •Kickoff of museum’s annual association with Blue Star Museums. See
Victorian Hall House weekend tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St, 704-636-0103,
Genealogical Society of Rowan County — 7 p.m. Tuesday May 21: Genealogical research as related to Military Service and Homestead Records. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Free, open to the public.


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.
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,

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 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.


Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public.
• 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
• 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; New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash at RPL Annual General Meeting. held at Trinity Oaks Retirement, book-signing and reception follow. Salisbury’s South Main
• China Grove Community Block Party, June 1, 5 at 8 pm, downtown China Grove, fun activities and learn about RPL’s Summer Reading.

In Kannapolis
• Village Park, 700 West C St.
• Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Sunday Afternoon jazz in Veterans Park — 1-3 p.m. Sunday:
May 19: Andre Ferreri & Dawn Anthony
May 26: Buff Dillard Music Quartet

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.

Concerts in the Park — Village Park, 7 p.m. June 1: Sawyer Brown, fireworks afterward

Thursdays on Main — Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m. June 13: Blackwater Rhythm and Blues

Downtown Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. 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
Children’s Theatre, Veterans Park — June 20: Beauty and the Beast, 10 a.m.
Memorial Day Parade — May 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Veterans Park, Kannapolis


Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more available. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses.
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St,
• 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,
Creative Movement & Dance for Spiritual Expression — 3-5 pm June 9: Explore spiritual themes of meditation through movement, spiritual and emotional expression using movement and dance steps. Cost: $30/person. Register at or text 864-906-7658. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or
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
Waterworks Visual Arts Center —23 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882. Details and registration at
Doll Workshop with Winifred Holloway — June 29: NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Blood drives

Download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Speakers & forums

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.


Asperger’s Are Us- Comedy Show — May 21 • 7-9 p.m. Hot off Netflix and HBO, Asperger’s Are Us is an absurdist comedy troupe, the first troupe of people with Asperger’s Syndrome. See it live. $13-$15. Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St 980-330-1278

Home & Garden

Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 am-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St.
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 ,
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,


City Parks & Rec Movie in the park. All movies begin at 9 pm at City Park, 316 Lake Drive. May 31: Incredibles 2


Fine Frame Gallery — Artwork featured 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,
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — Through July 26: ‘The Color of Motion,’ original art by local artists Abigail Young, Emery Partee, Bruce White. Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www.
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
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, or 704-469-2781.
Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — May 15: Artists, art demonstrations, music. 828-322-1121 or
WVAC— ‘Unity Through Art,’ Exhibition of Cultural Narrative, through May 18 • Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St,
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
Annual Gallery Gallop — 5-9 pm June 22:


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: or or 704-637-7192.
Salisbury Pride festival — Vendors invited to participate on June 22. Sign up at and look for the appropriate clickthrough: Volunteers or Vendors.
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20: Contact Patti Price at 704-857-2466 or 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: 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 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.
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,

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 Parental consent required for musicians under age 18. Details at or

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 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 or Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at
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 or 704-279-8542. To be a sponsor contact Rowan County Extension Office, 704-216-8970 or
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: Vendor fee $40. Deadline to apply June 30.
34th Annual Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts applications Accepted — Deadline Aug 1: Event dates Oct 11-13 in Downtown Hickory with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show.Applications and guidelines at

Call for volunteers

Salisbury Pride festival — Volunteers needed on June 22. Sign up at Look for the appropriate clickthrough: Volunteers or Vendors.
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
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. Volunteers welcome. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145,
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 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,
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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