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Roundabout: What’s happening June 6-12

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 — 7:30 pm Saturday: Gospel Karaoke. Free admission. Musical games, bring a snack to share or pencils/sharpeners for BTS giveaway. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.facebook.com/TheInnNC/
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. —
• TONIGHT: Board game night, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Bring yours or use ours. BINGO: $1 to play, winner takes all
• 7-11 pm Friday June 7: Open Mic Night Jam with host Host Jeff Martinez. All performers welcome. Sign up begins 6:30
• 2-4 pm Saturday June 8: NEW. Saturday Summer Smoothie with Jamie Slate.
• 7-10 pm Saturday June 8: Karaoke.
• 6-8 pm Sunday June 9: HotSpot Sunday Concert with Meryl Vogh & Co
• 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
• 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 —• TONIGHT: Paint N Sip hosted by Debra Graden 7-9 pm, must preregister • 8-10 pm Friday: Eli Yacinthe • 6-9:30 pm Saturday: Jason Leake den 7-9 pm; must preregister • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — 1:30-6:30 pm Sunday: Sunday Funday Open Jam. Behind the The Italian Grille, entrance is in th e rear. www.facebook.com/santossgtpeppers/
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: The Grass Strings • 6:30 pm Saturday: Gaining Ground • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

PCS’s annual All Patriotic Music Concert Series — June 20, 21, 23: Forest Hill United Methodist Church. 7 pm Thursday, 7 pm Friday, 3 pm Sunday. Thursday event is a benefit concert for Concord based non-profit Jason Ray Foundation, supporting organ transplants and organ donations. www.piedmontchoralsociety.org, or 704-699-6053.
The Famous Brothers — June 29 • 7:30 p.m. $22.90 Who are The Famous Brothers? Best answer: classic bluegrass harmony with an original comic twist. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507
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 — • Frankie Valli July 12, Ovens Auditorium • “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child,” Aug. 10: Award-winning Gospel stage play. • https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Theater

PPT presents Neil Simon’s ‘The Female Odd Couple’ — June 6-8 and 12-15 at 7:30 • 2:30 matinee June 9. For tickets go online at Piedmontplayers.com or call 704-633-5471.
St. Thomas Players and Lee Street theatre present ‘Shiloh Rules’ — June 13-15 & 20-22 at 7:30 pm • June 16 at 2:30 pm. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
The Little Theatre of W-S —June 21-30: “Das Barbecü,” the pinnacle of grand opera, complete with Norse mythology, magical ring of gold and a brief ride with the Valkyries – deep into the heart of Texas. $24. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem, 336-725-4001 or www.LTofWS.org
‘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 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
Josh Sanders & Carolina Smash Food Truck at Douglas Vineyards — June 14 • 2-5 p.m. 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
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.

Festivals

Barnhardt Meadows Development community open house —June 8 • 11 am-2 pm: Free hot dogs, chips, cold drinks, cookies, giveaways. Vendors on site; models open to walk through. China Grove, 704-859-1512.
J C Price National Alumni Association reunion — June 14-16: Fish fry, Legacy Breakfast where members 90 years and older will be honored; Odell Watson will speak. Also Red and Black Scholarship Ball. held at the Livingstone Culinary Arts Center. For details, contact President Brenda Cowan at 704-431-3974.
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 atwww.goldhillnc.com
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: hunter1986@gmail.com or rhunterres@aol.com or 704-637-7192. See Call for Vendors.
Downtown Salisbury Gallery Gallop — June 21 • 5-9 pm: Artisan vendors and live artist demonstrations, gallery tours, late night shopping, dining. Artists will be selling hand-made items.Gallery Tours will be held 5-9 p.m. at EastSquare Artworks, Grievous Gallery, Off Main Gallery, Old Sarum Gallery, Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Also view this year’s Salisbury Sculpture Show. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Town of Faith Annual Street Dance — June 22 • 7:30-11 pm featuring the band Wayward Reason. Family-oriented community event. Yard chairs recommended.
Faith 4th of July — June 28-July 4  • 6-11 p.m.: Parade, Faith Idol, rides on the midway, nightly entertainment. Faith American Legion Park, Gant St , www.faith4th.com/
Annual All-American Celebration and Car Show — June 30 • 4-7 p.m. Cars, trucks, bikes, more. Hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, cold drinks. Free family fun for all. A birthday party for the USA! Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road.
49th Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion and Thresher’s Queen Pageant — July 2: Denton FarmPark, www.farmpark.com. About 25 miles from Salisbury, in Davidson County.
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20: www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC
6th annual Dragon Boat Festival — July 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 30 teams compete on High Rock Lake, sponsored by Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Cheeriwne, food vendors, Salisbury-based breweries and vineyards, entertainment, Drummer’s Parade, raffle. Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Free to attend; no pets, coolers or outside food. Info and team registration at www.rowanchamberdragonboat.org
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 musicians, 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. 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, www.grievousgallery.com
Princess Tea Party — June 29 • 10:30 a.m.-noon. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., www.eventbrite.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

Books

South Main Book Co. third anniversary — June 7 • 7-9 p.m. Trio 2019 is authors, artists and musicians from all over the South, Celebrating with a collaboration of books, music and art. 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com
Bookmarks presents Gwendolyn Womack — Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. author of thriller ‘The Time Collector.’ In conversation with NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett as part of his “Inside the Writers’ Studio” podcast; live recording at Bookmarks Bookstore at 634 W. Fourth Street 110, Winston-Salem. Free, open to the public.
Bookmarks presents international bestseller Louise Penny — June 27, • 6:30 p.m.: RJ Reynolds Auditorium, 301 Hawthorne Road, W-S. Paperback release tour of Kingdom of the Blind and A Better Man, from the Armand Gamache series, to release in August. Tickets $25-$85 at brownpapertickets.com/event/4212129 or 1-800-838-3006.

Fundraisers

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — June 7-8 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: NC Museum Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 Fourth St., Spencer. Benefit Sale and Antique Appraisal Fair. Certified appraiser on site to offer advice and information. $5 per item See NCMDTM.com to learn more.
Join the cast of ‘Annie’ and support PPT —June 11 • 5-8pm at Chick-fil-A. PPT will receive 10% of profits. 902 E Innes St, www.piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.
Catawba College fundraiser — 7-8:30 pm Mon/Wed through 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 catawba.edu/beachleagues
Precinct 18 community festival/fundraiser — June 29 • 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors, entertainment, speakers, voter registration. 104 S. Long St., East Spencer 704-244-1292.
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 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

History

Price of Freedom Museum observes D-Day 75th anniversary — Saturday June 8 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Opening ceremony 10 a.m. Military vehicles on display, military weapons and memorabilia, honoring all veterans, all branches represented, all museum displays open. Free admission. See the “Do you Remember? Room,” the WWII era three room house. Featuring Live music by the NC Bluegrass Association. The Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
Historic Salisbury Foundation presents H.O.T. Summer 2019 — 6-8- pm June 27: History on Tap Session One: The Washington Building, 118 N Main St. RSVP at www.historicsalisbury.org
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
Memorial Day at NC Museim of Art — Through 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 ncmuseumofhistory.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
June 13, 9 am: FrogHoller Lavender Farm trip
Aug. 23, 9 am: Charlotte Women’s Show trip
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am, tteichroew@gmail.com

At Rufty-Holmes

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Salisbury Rowan AARP — June 6 • 1 pm: Annual hot dog lunch followed by a program on “Sarcoidosis: How this auto-immune condition may affect you,” by Rosetta Jackson. Seniors 50+ invited. Free. 704-216-7714. 1201 S. Dr. MLK Jr. Ave.
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. A night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
• 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. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
• 2 pm July 25 — Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

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

In Kannapolis

• 7 pm June 3-5 — Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games w/Delmarva Shorebirds. Tickets at IntimidatorsBaseball.com
• June 7: Movie in the Park – Sandlot (8:45 p.m.), Village Park

www.kannapolisnc.gov
• Village Park, 700 West C St.
• Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Concerts in the Park — Village Park, 7 p.m. June 15: Too Much Sylvia
Thursdays on Main — Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m. June 13: Blackwater Rhythm and Blues

Stories Under the Stars — Kannapolis Library, 7 p.m. June 22: Donna Washington
Children’s Theatre, Veterans Park —June 20: Beauty and the Beast, 10 a.m.
jazz Concert — July 27: Heavy Hitters of Soul, Intimidators Stadium (ticketed event)

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, 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
Barn Quilt Workshop — 10 am June 15: $45. RSVP by June 12. Paint and take, supplies included. 2×2 Decorative Barn Quilt. Light lunch provided. RSVP to 704-278-2800. West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mt.Ulla. www.facebook.com/even ts/3 58655408115718/

Blood drives

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

• Annual NC Highway Patrol and American Red Cross blood drive. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Friday June 7, Troop E Headquarters, 5780 S.Main St.

Speakers & forums

Center for Faith & the Arts Living in Gratitude series — 3 p.m. • June 9: the Power of Equanimity. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Richard Thomas at Carolina Artists — 6:30 pm June 20: Thomas holds master of arts in graphic arts and imaging technology and bachelor of science in technical photography. Teaches graphic design at RCCC. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
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.

Comedy

Improv Charlotte — June 14: 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.
Anjelah Johnson’s ‘Technically Not Stalking Tour’ — Oct. 12 • 7 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets start at $39.75 at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets, box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd or www.blumenthalarts.org

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

Film

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

Art

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — June 14 • 5-7 pm: Opening reception for “Mountains, Shores and More” oil paintings by Sharon Forthofer. Exhibit dates June 6-July 27, main galleries of Rail Walk Studios, 409-413 N Lee St, 11 am-4 pm Thurs-Sat. Reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
‘Artistic Translations’ at WVAC— Featured solo artist Jeffrey Hargrave in ‘Artistic Translations’ summer exhibition, through Aug 30. Also Liliya Zalevskaya and Natacha Villamia Sochat. Plus portraits by Isabella Almazan, 2019 Dare to Imagine Award Winner • Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
Richard Thomas at Carolina Artists — 6:30 pm June 20: Thomas holds master of arts in graphic arts and imaging technology and bachelor of science in technical photography. Teaches graphic design at RCCC. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Fine Frame Gallery — Artwork featured by local fine artist Robert Toth, Phyllis Steimel, Sharon Forthofer, Mark Brincefield, and James Donaldson. 105 S Main St, 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
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. salisburybusinesscenter.com
CFA exhibit on hand sewing — As part of CFA’s programming for “Shiloh Rules” a collection of mostly hand sewn garments and accessories. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
‘Never Silent’ at CFA — CFA partners with Salisbury Pride to celebrate Pride Month with an exhibit in our gallery. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.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

JCP Class of 1971 to attend the Red and Black Ball — June 15: JC Price National Alumni event. Contact Cathy Cowan Alexander at 704-636-8900 for information.
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

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: hunter1986@gmail.com or rhunterres@aol.com or 704-637-7192.
Salisbury Pride festival — Vendors invited to participate on June 22. Sign up at www.salisburypride.com and look for the appropriate clickthrough: Volunteers or Vendors.
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.
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. Handmade 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

Enter the 49th Southeast Thresher’s Queen Scholarship Pageant — Pageant date: July 2. At Denton FarmPark. Winner receives $3000 scholarship plus gifts. Must be rising high school seniors (public, private or home-schooled) through age 25 as of July 6.Application deadline June 18. Entry rules and further information at 1-800-458-2755, gkeith@windstream.net or www.farmpark.com. Denton FarmPark is near Lexington.
PPT auditions for ‘The Wiz’ — 7 p.m. June 10-11: Third floor Meroney Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471. More info at PiedmontPlayers.com
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 tonyeltora@gmail.com. Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or info@downtownhickory.com
Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

Call for artists/ artisans

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 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.Apply at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com
Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Deadline Aug. 15. Event date Sept. 19: Seeking artists; family friendly art in most disciplines accepted. No charge for participation. apply at info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322-1121.

Call for volunteers

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 office@historicsalisbury.org 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, 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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Salisbury police respond to five drug overdoses in three days

Local

April issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Coronavirus

East Spencer town board to consider curfew during COVID-19 pandemic

Crime

Blotter: Man cited for trespassing, larceny at meat processing plant

Local

Post makes changes to ensure continued print publication

High School

High school basketball: McCain moves on after 5 seasons at South

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 case count increases to 22

Business

US Census: County’s population grew by 960 people from 2018 to 2019

Local

Political notebook: Hudson, Budd supported emergency coronavirus relief bill

News

Spirit of Rowan: Duke recycling unit at Buck Steam Station to repurpose 400,000 tons of ash a year

News

Spirit of Rowan: West Rowan EMS station will repurpose another part of old school

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Chewy bringing big business of online retail to Rowan’s doorstep

News

Spirit of Rowan: Cannon Ballers stadium anchors downtown Kannapolis

News

Spirit of Rowan: New hotels, overnight lodging contribute to economy

News

Spirit of Rowan: Railwalk Pavilion to be downtown’s new dynamic hub

Local

Spirit of Rowan: School’s media center finds new life as public library

News

Spirit of Rowan: 132 Flats sets precedent for new downtown apartment development

News

Spirit: New Bell Tower Green takes shape downtown

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury has ‘hit the metrics’ for new retailers

News

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan Little League builds a softball dynasty here

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Wallace Cancer Institute will provide services under one roof

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