The ACH 16th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. 8 am-3 pm. American Children’s’ Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington. The ACH expects 100 to 150 cars of all makes and models. DJ Gary Miron will be spinning all of your favorite oldies while the Trinity Boosters serves up hot dogs and hamburgers. The children or those young at heart can enjoy Sno-Cones, Popcorn, face painting, Bounce Houses, Bake Sale or a tour through the Southmont Fire Department’s ‘Smoke House.” The Silent Auction includes NASCAR memorabilia, jewelry, artwork, furniture and lots more. Registration is from 8 am – 12 noon and cost $20 to enter a vehicle. Judging begins at 1 pm with awards sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts given out at approximately 3 pm. The Silent Auction will run from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information call 336-357-7133 or visit www.ACH-NC.org.
Summer Stroll. 6 pm-8:30 pm. Historic Uptown Lexington. “Meet Us on Main Street” for the first stroll of the season. In the Square at Conrad & Hinkle the bluesy sound of Caleb’s Bridge awaits you. In the Square at the monument you’ll find Miss Charlotte, Uptown’s mascot, and art activities with Arts United for Davidson County. Many merchants will be open until 8 pm. Outdoor activities may be impacted by rain or storms; however, merchants will be open! For more information call 336-249-0383 or visit www.UptownLexington.com.
May 23 & 24, June 6 & 7, June 20 & 21, July 25 & 26, August 8 & 9
Yadkin Valley Youth Rodeo. Friday 8pm & Saturday 7 pm. The SX3 Arena, 586 Andrew Sink Road, Lexington. Yadkin Valley Youth Rodeo Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting western heritage through supporting children and young adults up to 20 years old. For more information call Rodeo Director Roy Sink at 336-240-1918, email email@example.com or visit www.yvyranow.com.
Bee Yard Day. 10 am-3 pm. SandyCreek Farm, 3160 South NC Hwy 150, Lexington. Spend the afternoon on the farm. Do you have a fascination for honey bees? Bring the kids to the SandyCreek Farm exhibit and learn more about these wondrous creatures! Great fun for the entire family. For more information call 336-853-8834 or visit www.SandyCreekFarm150.com.
Annual Memorial Day Parade & Celebration. 11:00 am. Main Street, Thomasville. Opening ceremony at 9:30 am at The Vietnam Memorial Wall on I-85 .Gov. Pat McCrory will serve as the grand marshal during the 27th Thomasville North Carolina Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Parade begins at the Big Chair, featuring 100 American flags in formation and the Army Ground Forces Band. Military vehicles and equipment, along with many veteran groups, are highlighted in the procession that continues to Memorial Park and Cushwa Stadium. At 12:15 pm Pat McCrory will address the families of fallen service members and the thousands in attendance. The Special Forces Association Parachute Team will close the program by parachuting directly into Cushwa Stadium. For more information call 336-472-4422.
May 31 & June 1
Davidson County Master Gardeners 10th Annual Garden Tour. Saturday 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 1 pm-5 pm. The tour will be in the Historic Area of Lexington, NC area this year and will feature six private gardens. For $10, you can attend both days. Tickets available in advance at the Agriculture Center, 301 E Center Street and The Backyard Retreat, 106 S. Main Street. On tour days tickets can be purchased at Edward Jones, 426 S. Main Street or at the Tour gardens. A program book with map will be provided with each ticket. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and notepads to gather ideas for their own gardens! For more information call (336) 956-0400 or 250-3014.
June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23
Instant Picnic Lunches. 12 Noon, SandyCreek Farm, 3160 South NC Hwy 150, Lexington. Make your reservation by 2 pm on Friday and we will have your lunch ready and waiting in our picnic area at noon on Saturday! You may bring your beer or unfortified wine (16% or less alcohol) or pick up your favorite at one of our local wineries or wine shops. Before and/or after, you can walk the Nature Trail, check out the Mushroom Forest, Greenhouses and Farm Store/Market. Get outdoors at SandyCreek Farm! For more information call 336-853-8834 or visit www.SandyCreekFarm150.com.
June 14, July 19, August 16
The Old-Time Square Dance. 7 pm. Denton Civic Center, 459 W. Salisbury Street, Denton. The dance features traditional Appalachian style square dance with old-time and bluegrass bands. Refreshments available. Admission fee; children under 12 free. For more information visit www.DentonDance.net or DentonDance93@gmail.com.
Alive After Five. 5:30 pm-8:45 pm. Lanier Hardware Parking Lot, corner of State Street and Third Avenue, Lexington. Summer concert series sponsored by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce featuring Too Much Sylvia. Come eat, drink and wiggle your feet. Free admission, food and drinks are available on site for purchase; no outside food, drinks or coolers. A bounce house will also be on site. For more information call 336-248-5929 or visit www.LexingtonChamber.net.
Tour de Kale. Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton. Registration 6:30 am-8 am. The Summit begins at 8 am with other race times beginning at 8:30. Races: Summit Challenge, 110K, 60K and 25K cycle events start and end at Denton FarmPark. The Summit boasts 90 mile views over High Rock Lake. There will be cash prizes for the first to reach the Summit. For more information call 336-313-9544, visit www.TourDeKale.com or email info@TourdeKale.com.
5K Twilight Glow Run. Harrison Park, 20 W. Salisbury Street, Denton. Registration 7:30 pm-8:45 pm. Race time 9 pm. 5K Twilight Glow Run in Downtown Denton at Harrison Park through the streets of Denton also features food and live a band. For more information call 336-313-9544, visit www.TourDeKale.com or emailinfo@TourdeKale.com.
44th Annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion. 8 am-9 pm. Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton. The largest steam, gas and antique farm machinery show in the Southeastern US! Over 1,000 antique tractors on display, hundreds of gasoline engines on display, antique farm machinery demonstrations, tractor pulls, lawnmower pull, horse pull, auction, arts & crafts, flea market, 15 restored old buildings, country, bluegrass and gospel music, and some of the best food you will ever eat! Admission is $14 for adults; $6 for children under 12; pre-school free. Camping is available. For more information call 800-458-2755 or visitwww.FarmPark.com.
Fantastic Fourth of July Festival. 6pm-9:30pm. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road, Lexington. Fantastic Fourth is sponsored by the City of Lexington. A great FREE family event with music, rides, inflatables and amusements for children and kids of all ages. Between 9 & 9:30 pm fireworks will begin! For more information call 336-248-3960 or visit www.LexingtonNC.net.
Tomato Madness. 8 am-12 pm. Lexington Farmer’s Market, 29 Railroad Street, Lexington. The Lexington Farmers Market will celebrate “TOMATO MADNESS.” Voting takes place from 9 am to 10:30 am for the best tasting tomatoes. Our market vendors will be bringing their best tomatoes for customers to vote on. This is a great time to try different varieties of tomatoes and decide which one you like best. Every customer who votes for their favorite tasting tomato can enter in a raffle for a basket full of market goodies. This year you can vote for your favorite slicing tomato and favorite cherry tomato. In addition to the best tasting contest there is a “Biggest” tomato contest. Everyone is welcome to enter their biggest tomato. The tomato weighing in the heaviest will win a cash prize. All biggest tomato entries must be entered by 9:45 am. All winners will be announced at 11 am. The market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am-Noon. At the market you will find locally grown meat, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, squash, cucumbers, blackberries, blueberries, shiitake mushrooms, sweet corn, baked goods and more. For more information visit www.LexingtonNCFarmersMarket.com or call 336-242-2085.
Davidson County Amateur & Senior Amateur Golf Tournament. 8 am- 2 pm. Lexington Golf Club, 200 Country Club Boulvard, Lexington. An individual two-day golf tournament that is flighted. Open to all amateurs 18 and older. For more information call J.J. Fashimpaur 336-248-3950 or visit www.LexingtonGolfClub.com.
Melon Mania. 8 am-12 pm. Lexington Farmer’s Market, 29 Railroad Street, Lexington. Join us for “Melon Mania” at the Lexington Farmers Market for a watermelon eating contest. The children’s competition (12 and under) starts at 10 am. Participants must sign up before 9:45 am. Adult competition (ages 13 and up) starts at 11 am. Participants must sign up before 10:45 am. Space is limited to the first 12 competitors with prizes for competitors who finish first. There will also be a raffle for a basket of bountiful, fresh farmer’s market goodies. Raffle tickets are $1. For more information visit www.LexingtonNCFarmersMarket.com or call 336-242-2085.
National Night Out. 6p m-9 pm,. Main Street, Lexington. Coordinated by the Lexington Police Department this annual event features exhibits by police, fire and safety units throughout Davidson County, live performances by area musicians, games for kids, information booths set up by community organizations and free hotdogs and drinks while supplies last. For more information call the Lexington Police Department 336-243-3303.
Lexington Marlin Tri. 8 am. Lexington Swim Club, 3 City Club Circle, Lexington. Specified age groups will start at interval times. All age groups will be timed by On The Mark sports. The J. Smith Young YMCA of Lexington will be offering a Kids Triathlon Training Program. For more information 336-224-5267 or visit www.LexingtonSwimClub.com
Alive After Five. 5:30 pm-8:45 pm. Lanier Hardware Parking Lot, corner of State Street and Third Avenue, Lexington. Summer concert series sponsored by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce featuring Honeysuckle Ridge. Come eat, drink and wiggle your feet. Free admission, food and drinks are available on site for purchase; no outside food, drinks or coolers. A bounce house will also be on site. For more information call 336-248-5929 or visit www.LexingtonChamber.net.
Health Fair at the Lexington Farmers Market. 8 am-12 pm. Lexington Farmer’s Market, 29 Railroad Street, Lexington. Several area agencies will be on hand to share information with you and your family. This would be the perfect opportunity to spend the morning at the market with your children with special activities for them to participate in. As usual there will be lots of fresh produce, plants, flowers, baked goods and locally grown meat at the market. The market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am-Noon at the Historic Southern Rail and Freight Depot. There is free parking at either end of the depot. Make the choice! Make a difference! Make it local! For more information about the Lexington Farmer’s Market call 336-242-2085 or visit www.LexingtonNCFarmersMarket.com.