Calendar of Events

May 19 – 20

Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Spring National. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton. Visit www.anitquemotorcycle.orgfor more information.

May 20

19th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Highway 8 South. Registration 8 a.m. – noon; $20 entry fee if registered – FREE to spectators. Vendor fee $40. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ, food, local area vendors. silent auction, activities in “Kids Zone.” Twelve classes plus specialty awards – over 50 awards and trophies to be given. Awards sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts will be given out at approximately 3 p.m.

May 18

Ladies Night Out. 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Davidson County Community College Rittling Center, 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville. Grab your best girlfriend and spend the night out to support women’s and children’s health in our community. Get basic health screenings, shop local vendors, learn makeup trends, join in line dancing, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Novant Health Foundation Thomasville Medical Center and community outreach activities to educate new moms and combat childhood obesity. We hope to see you there.

May 19 & 20
Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Spring National. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton. For more information call Mariah Miller (336-859-2755) or visit www.anitquemotorcycle.org.

May 20
The American Children’s Home 19th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. 8:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. – noon, $20 entry fee if registered – FREE to spectators. Vendor fee $40. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ, food, local area vendors. Silent Auction from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. features memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets, and much more! Activities for “Kids Zone” including: face painting, pie eating contest, games, snow cones, and popcorn. 12 Classes plus Specialty Awards – over 50 awards and trophies to be given. Awards sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts will be given out at approximately 3:00 p.m. FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION AND PARKING. All proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call the campus “home.” ACH’s mission is to provide nurturing care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. For more information visit http://www.ach-nc.org/id5.html.

May 28
Military Band Concert. Finch Auditorium, 406 Unity Street, Thomasville. Come enjoy an evening of music. FREE. (Although we would appreciate any canned foods for the local food pantry.)

May 29
North Carolina Memorial Day Parade. 10:00 a.m. Main Street, Thomasville. The largest Memorial Day Celebration in the Southeast. The day begins with the laying of a wreath at the NC Vietnam Memorial Wall a few miles south of town on I-85 at 8:00 a.m. Events then shift to downtown at the Big Chair where guests are welcomed as the parade forms. Families of fallen soldiers are honored with a special place in the formation. At 10:00 the parade processes through the downtown for about a mile to Veterans Park and Cushwa Stadium where dignitaries from all over the US are introduced. Mayors, governors, military commanders, senators, congressmen as well as state and local representatives are just a few of those who attend. At 12:10 Parachutists jump. Trains will be arriving from Raleigh and Charlotte.

June 3
Trax-Side Food Truck Rodeo. 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. PACE Park, 8 Memorial Park Drive, Thomasville. The event will be held at PACE Park (downtown, under water tower). Food trucks, beer garden, live music, DJ Tommy Rock, cornhole tournament, and a LOT OF FUN! Bands include Karolina Rose, Brothers Pearl, Street Party, and Morgan Keene. Food trucks include My Girls Catering and Food Truck, Chubby’s Sizzlin Sausage, A Touch of Aloha, B-Well, Celebrity Chef Theo, Victory Donut, and Apple Babies Gourmet Candy Apples & Treats. Cornhole tournament registration starts at noon, with bags flying at 1:00 p.m.

June 3 & 4
13th Annual Master Gardener Garden Tour Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Six private gardens near High Rock Lake off Harborgate Drive in Denton will be the focus for this year’s garden tour. Tickets are $10 for both days and can be purchased at Backyard Retreat, 106 S. Main, Lexington; from Master Gardeners; or at the Southmont Fire Station, 11030 NC Hwy 8, Lexington, on tour days. For more information, including the garden sites see the Davidson County Extension Master Gardeners Facebook Page or visit https://davidson.ces.ncsu.edu. Information is also available by calling 336-210-5365 or 336-250-3014.

June 9 & 10
Denton’s 2017 Pyrate Invasion and Artisan Market. Friday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. West Salisbury Street, Denton. Come and join us for some swashbuckling fun. It’s a time for entertainment and history as a motley band of pyrates invade Harrison Park and surrounding areas. One hundred costumed performers and re-enactors take to the streets to re-create history. There will be sword fighting, dancing, music, and a real cannon—just like the days when pyrates ruled the seas. Children will enjoy learning about an important part of history from story telling and authentic demonstrations. But that’s not all. Browse and purchase from over 50 artisans who will display handmade arts & crafts, antiques, and collectibles. And, of course, there will be food and drinks. The fun begins on Friday with the Pyrate Pre-Event Night Show from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harrison Park. The real action begins on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and continues till 3:00 p.m.

June 30 – July 4
Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton. Annual event. For more information, call 336-859-2755 or visit www.dentonfarmpark.com.

August 1
National Night Out. Downtown Lexington and Thomasville. Annual event held nationally on the first Tuesday in August. Neighbors come together from all over the city with local law enforcement agencies to raise crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals that communities are organized and are fighting back to discourage criminal behavior.

August 17
Sunset Sounds. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. PACE Park, 8 Memorial Park Drive, Thomasville. FREE Live Music Concert Series with food trucks, beverages, beer, wine, and area artist vendors, featuring Blues by “Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers.”

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