Roundabout: What's happening Sept. 20
This & That
Southern Women's Show - Thursday, Sept. 20 -Sunday, Sept. 23: Four days of fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, beauty tips, health screenings, decorating ideas, personal growth opportunities. 400+ exhibits with the latest trends and new products. Adults $10, age 6-12 $5, advance tickets $7.50 at Harris Teeter. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, www.SouthernWomensShow.com
Salisbury Ghost Walk tomorrow - 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21: adults $10, students with ID $5, Meet at 130 W. Innes St., reservations/information 704-798-3102.
Paranormal Investigation - Sept. 28: Looking Glass Black Box Theatre. Join with S.R. Paranormal from Lexington, NC to investigate this haunted theatre. $25 includes paranormal workshop, light refreshments, full investigation of the facility. Reservations required, space limited. 704-798-3102 to secure a reservation.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum - Sept. 22: Story time with special guest Mother Goose: children 5 and under at 1 p.m.; ages 6-12 at 3 p.m. Come meet Mother Goose during interactive storytime and create a fun craft. Light refreshments. Free with museum admission. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9358 for more information.
Board gaming night - 5:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26: NC Rowan County Anime Group and the Comic Monstore host board gaming. Free, open to the public. Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., 704-636-0049. Anime Group http:\\ groups.yahoo.com/group/NCRowanCountyanimeemail@example.com or Facebook
Floral Galleries Christmas open house - Saturday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., light refreshments. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739.
Historic Salisbury narrated trolley tour - 11 a.m. Saturdays, April through Oct. Tours begin/end at Visitor's Center, 204 E. Innes St. $8 for adults, children 4 to 10 $5, under 4 free. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com
Concord Library events - Poetry talk group for kids and teens: 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, meet in children's program room Local author and historian Nancy Brewer, appearing in 19th-century costume and speaking as her literary character Lizzie Saunders: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the auditorium of the Concord Library. 704-920-2054 RCCC librarian Rodney Lippard's lecture "Are You For Real?! Reality Television, Popular Culture & Authenticity," Tuesday, Sept. 25 at noon, RCCC South Campus, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord. Free. 704-216-3694 Concord Library, 704-920-2058, 27 Union St., N., Concord, firstname.lastname@example.org
37th Annual OctoberTour tickets available - Event date Oct. 13-14. Tickets 704-636-0103 or http://octobertour.com/tickets
Statesville's Regal Corn Maze - Weekends through Nov. 11. Giant cookie design celebrates Oreo's 100th birthday. Also bull roping on fake bull heads, giant sling shot, Regal Rodeo bouncy ponies. Tickets $5-$15, information at 704-348-1648, www.RegalCornMaze.com
2012 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze -Weekends through Nov. 4. Seven-acre corn maze in Huntersville is two+ miles of interconnecting paths. Also: 265 acres of historic site, hayrides,corn-hole,mini-mazes, picnic areas, hiking trails, pick a pumpkin (in October). Admission $10, ages 5-12 $7, children 4 and under free. www.ruralhill.net
Titanic artifacts - Beginning Sept. 29: more than 200 artifacts; educational, emotional, appropriate for all ages. NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones www.naturalsciences.org/ titanic
Music & more
RCCA presents Jason Petty's 'Swingin' Cowboys" - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29: Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Tickets $5-$20. Available at Visitor Center, Belk, Literary Book Post, Keppel Box Office one hour prior to show, 704-633-1474, 704-636-0181, www.rccamusic.com
Guitarist David Burgess - Two free concerts of Brazil's finest solo guitar music 12:30 p.m., Sept. 25: Davie Campus of DCCC 12:30 p.m., Sept. 27: Conference Center on the Davidson Campus of DCCC. No ticket required. 336-249-8186 or email@example.com
Freeport at the Davis Theater - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27: Freeport, four-piece smooth and contemporary jazz band, $12. Paet of the Footlights series at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
I, For One opens in Greensboro - Monday, Oct. 1: The band I, For One from Mocksville/Salisbury opens for Born of Osiris, Norma Jean, The Word Alive, I The Breather, Crown The Empire. Greene Street Club, 113 N Greene St., Greensboro. $16 ain advance from band members (336-813-0225), Facebook at www.FB.com/IForOneNC
Bluegrass in Kannapolis - Doors 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10: National recording artist Rhonda Vincent live in concert, also local bluegrass artist Jeff Whittington. Prior to the show, enjoy an outdoors bluegrass jam downtown near the historic Gem Theater. Net proceeds will go to Downtown Kannapolis, Inc to benefit Kannapolis' revitalization efforts and the NC Music Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $15. www.downtownkannapolis.com
Celtic Thunder at the Blumenthal - 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1: "Celtic Thunder: Voyage," Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $35, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts. org, https://tix.carolinatix.org
Mandy Patinkin's 'Dress Casual' at Belk Theater - With Paul Ford on piano: Oct. 28. Tickets start at $29.50, on sale now at https://tix.carolinatix.org. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.BlumenthalCenter. org
Harrah's Cherokee Event Center - Bruce Hornsby, Oct. 13 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Nov. 24 Celtic Woman, April 26, 2013. Harrah's Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Improv returns to Lee Street Theatre - Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22: All shows have possibility to contain adult content, usually rated PG-13. Admission $10, drinks available, no advance reservations. Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., corner of Kerr. www.charlottecomedytheater.com/staff--ensemble.html
Gold Hill Founder's Day - arts, crafts, heritage living exhibitors including antique tractors, hit & miss engines, etc. Event date Saturday Sept. 22. 704-267-9439, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-279-1630, 704-267-9439.
Autumn Equinox Celebration - 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22: Gather in the yurt; Steve Nelson, wizard/astrologer, shares information about the Equinox and other magical events; 6 p.m. potluck dinner; 7:15 p.m., drum and dance celebration; 8:45 p.m., outdoor fire circle. $10, register at 704-463-0768, lodging and camping available. Sacred Grove Retreat, Sacred Grove Retreat/ Bed and Bike Inn, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. 704-463-0768, email@example.com
The Cooleemee Textile Heritage Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 on the Zachary House grounds, featuring Old Toys and discovering Our Heritage. There will also be live music by The Textile Heritage Band.
46th GQ Fiddler's Convention - Saturday, Oct. 6: Cash prizes plus trophies, ribbons. Registration begins 4:30 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m.. $8, East Rowan High School, Granite Quarry. 704-633-5940, www.granitequarryfiddlers.com
33rd Autumn Jubilee - 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7 at Dan Nicholas Park. Crafts, games, children's area, Heritage Village area, Too Much Sylvia Saturday at 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Bluegrass special with Mayberry Gang, Saturday. Sunday noon Folson Prison Gang, 2 p.m. Big Sam and at 4 p.m. The Tams.
48th Charlotte Festival in the Park - Sept. 21-23: 180 arts and crafts exhibits, five stages, 1,000+ entertainers. Family-friendly, free. Friday, 4-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd, www. FESTIVALinthePARK.org
23rd annual Mayberry Days - Sept. 27-30: Featuring folks with show ties, also a hometown tribute to native son Andy Griffith. In Mount Airy. 336-786-7998 or www.mayberrydays.org
Salisbury Symphony Guild's Oktoberfest - 6:30-10:30 p.m., Oct. 20: Traditional food and dancing accompanied by the Gootman Sauerkraut Band and gusto and fun flavor of an authentic Bavarian beer hall. F&M Trolley Barn, tickets $50 per person available at Convention and Visitors Bureau, Potttery 101, Salty Caper, Salisbury Symphony office, 704-637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org
PPT along with Edward and Susan Norvell present 'Much Ado About Nothing' - Sept. 28 and Oct 5 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, Seniors/students $8. Box office: 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street Theatre presents 'Dix' - 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4-6: "Dix, A Story of the Back-Ward Women," an original play about the Dorothea Dix Hospital by Janice Fuller. Contains adult language and situations. $10 DOS only. 10% of opening night ticket sales to benefit local Salisbury organization "Chickweed." Looking Glass Artist Center's black box theatre, 405 N. Lee St., 704-798-7768, www.leestreet.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents '9-5 The Musical' - 8 p.m., Sept. 20,-22, 28-29, Oct. 5-6. Also 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7. $15. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
'Center City Scenes' at UNCC - 5 p.m.,Sept. 22 and 2 p.m., Sept. 23: a festival of new plays by local playwrights, six short pieces, each about 15 minute. Free, at UNC Charlotte Center City, www.coaa.uncc.edu
Scarecrows for Charity - Through Sept., vote on scarecrows representing 13 different local organizations. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-sss-ssss, www.carolinalily.com
Biker Blues benefits military - Sept. 20-22: Second annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off, live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Folds of Honor foundation, Disabled American Veterans, Operation Homefront, the Wounded Warrior Project. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Shindig 2012 - Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon until; live bands, cruise-in, food available, corn hole tournament. Proceeds to Rowan Hospice House. Sponsored by Kannapolis Moose Legion.
The first Looking Glass Classic Car Show in the Railwalk Arts District - Saturday, Oct. 13, registration noon-1 p.m., judging at 3 p.m. Registration $20 on site, or pre-register for $15. Proceeds benefit Looking Glass Artists Center, a nonprofit organization. Trophies for all categories, including Car Owners' Choice and two Best in Show awards. All models 1960 and earlier welcome. 400 block N. Lee St., 704-633-2787, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan County Fair, Sept. 17-22 Davidson County Fair, Sept. 17-22 Dixie Classic Fair, W-S, Sept. 28-Oct. 7 The State Fair, Raleigh, Oct. 11-21
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St.- 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21: Singer, songwriter, storyteller Michael Reno Harrell,no cover 9:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22: TBA, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper's, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. - 9 p.m.-midnight every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907.
DJ's, 1502 W. Innes St. - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com
E.H. Montgomery General Store - Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook, 704-267-9439.
Fat Jack's Pub, 120 Military Ave. - Friday, Sept. 21: Open jukebox Saturday, Sept. 22: Open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. - Tuesday, Open Mic Wednesday, World Tavern Poker Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane - 8 p.m. until, Friday Sept. 21: Open jukebox, come play your favorite songs free 9 p.m. until, Saturday Sept. 22: The Craven Moorehead Band. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 - 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21: Christian Metal night with The Skyline Setting, Heavenly Armored, Bridges He Burned, Of oceans, Ekklasia, Blood of the Martyrs, Signals The Sky 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22: Alter Vibe, Shield of Salvation, Defenders of the Cross. 704-213-1467, inntheloop. blogspot.com
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. - 8 p.m., tonight, Sept. 20: Big Something. Must be 18+. www.reverbnation. com/venue/theloftbenchwarmers
Rick's BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. - 7 p.m., tonight, Sept 20: Karaoke performance by Carol "Smiley" Tysinger and Larry Davis Beach night karaoke and Bike Night 7-9 p.m. Mondays Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays Karaoke 7-close Friday-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Spencer Buffet, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer - 6 p.m., Wednesdays: karaoke. 704-633-1200.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road - "Karaoke on the Lake" 6-9 p.m. Mondays on the patio, full menu available, nightly specials. 704 636-1918.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis - 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte - Friday, Sept. 21: Vyie the Violent, Rosco Bandana Saturday, Sept. 22: Carousel. www.the eveningmuse. com. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.the eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte - Friday, Sept. 21: Bearfoot Saturday, Sept. 22: Marvelous Funkshun with Skinny Velvet. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte - Friday, Sept. 21: North Mississippi Allstars and Missing Cats Featuring John 'jojo' Hermann and Sherman Ewing Saturday, Sept. 22: Shuffle Magazine Party live music showcase. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte - Friday, Sept. 21: Holy Ghost Tent Revival Saturday, Sept. 22: Hackensaw Boys. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
After-school strings program expands - In addition to beginning, intermediate classes for third/fourth graders, but also Suzuki class for 4-7 year olds and Salisbury Super Strings for advanced students. Scholarships are available. Rehearsals held at Southeast Middle School, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Information, registration: Susan Trivette, 704-637-4730, email@example.com
'Yoga in the vineyard' - 6:30 p.m., Sept. 20: Ladies' Night Out at Cauble Creek Vineyard, $25 for evening yoga session led by Anne Waters of the Blue Ewe Studio, followed by wine tastings, glasses of wine and/or cider. Information /registration 704-633-1137, www.CaubleCreekVineyard.com. 700 Cauble Farm Road.
Belly Dance classes - Mondays - Sarah's Treehouse upstairs, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Wednesdays - Artemesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St., Salisbury. www.KalimaTribal.com or KalimaTribal@ carolina.rr.com
Discovering Your Inner Wisdom Thru SoulCollage® - 1-5 p.m., Oct. 6: Access your inner wisdom through cutting and pasting images from magazines. $55 includes all materials and light refreshments. Campbell Farm, China Grove. Preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-857-7503. Register by Sept. 14 to save $5.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design - 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison's Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Fall adult classes at Pottery 101 - Weekly sessions through Oct. 24. 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday or 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday. $200 includes #25 bag of clay, 5 additional hours of studio time. Register at Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, email@example.com, www.pottery-101.com
Fall classes at Waterworks - See details page 24. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 to register, www.waterworks.org
Mind aerobics art class - 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Chrismon classes - Beginner, Thursday, Sept. 20: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Intermediate, Friday, Sept. 21: 9:30-12:30 p.m. Rufty's Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790, firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 - Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: email@example.com with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St.
Shag dance classes - Mondays at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St., (carolinashaglessons. com) Beginner 6:30 p.m. Beginner II 7:15 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m. $10/person, no partner needed. 704-202-9655 or 704-279-6168.
Zumba fitness - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury in old YMCA gym on Fulton St. 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church in Salisbury 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, Hwy 150, firstname.lastname@example.org for details J.F. Hurley Family YMCA's aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, contact Gail Poulton, 704-633-9222, email@example.com
Card Making Class at the Y - 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class 6-8 p.m., Sept. 20, all supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
Piedmont Singles - 7:15 Fridays. Friday, Sept. 21: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Pfeiffer University's film appreciation series - Free monthly Friday evening film and discussion series by Pfeiffer Pfilm Society, in Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required Oct. 5, Horror: The Cabin in the Woods Nov. 2, Action Theater: Kung Fu Hustle. Full schedule at 704-463-3432 or pfilmsociety@ fsmail.pfeiffer.edu
Old Courthouse Theatre 'Ballyhoo' - 7-9 p.m., Sept. 24-25: Cold read from the script. Seven actors and actresses needed. Show dates begin Nov. 2. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www. oldcourthousetheatre.org
Call for submissions
Writers and artists - Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. (SWAG) accepting submissions for upcoming six-day Writers and Artists Festival, and Tabula Rasa, print and virtual literary arts anthology. Authors, teachers, performers, musicians, students, artists encouraged to submit poetry, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, photography, 10 minute plays, film by Nov. 1. Housed at Literary Bookpost, downtown Salisbury, www.SWAGNC.org
Call for singers
Piedmont Choral Society - New members needed for Old Fashioned Hymn Sing early November plus two presentations of portions of "Messiah," along with traditional carols, early December. Monday rehearsals 7-8:30 p.m., Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Previous voice training not required. 704-699-6053, kayy200030 p.m. Mondays, St. John's choir room. Dean Orbison 704-433-8015, Dave Redden 336-918-2111.
Concord Choral Academy - New singers accepted through the September; auditions/vocal placement interviews for ages 7-20. Gary Shive, 704-786-7447. No preparation necessary. Weekly rehearsals at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.choralacademy.org
Call for musicians
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band - Accepting new members through Sept. Need flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Must be able to read music, attend rehearsals 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave, Kannapolis. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband. org
E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill - Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians.Refreshments available, Admission by donation. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Speakers and forums
J.F. Hurley Family Senior Lunch and Learn - 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26: My Farm Fresh Market Place, Jon Barber and chef. Free but preregistration required at front desk, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca
Reception at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. - Sept. 23-Oct. 30: Photographs and poetry of Del Perry of Mocksville. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. www.delperryart.com. Gallery: noon-4 p.m. Thursday- Saturday. salisburyartists@ gmail.com. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-2787, www.salisburyartists. com
Exhibit at Tastebuds coffee shop -The 'plein air' inspired landscape artwork of Barbara Duffy on display through September. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tastebuds Coffee & Tea, 106 N. Main St., 704-245-4134.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. - Through Sept. 29: Reunion Exhibit of artwork by current and former Rail Walk Artists Opening Oct. 5: Pics & Pixcels, father/daughter to present multi-media art from two generations. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Reception today at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. - Opening reception for "Faces of Abundant Living," 5-7 p.m., tonight, Sept. 20: Special exhibition in partnership with Abundant Living Adult Day Services; its seventh year Fall Exhibition The Vocabulary of Printmaking - Its Origins and Techniques, through Nov. 10 Free admission. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Exhibition at The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord - Through Oct. 4: "High 5: Fifth Anniversary Exhibition." Free. 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
UNC-Charlotte Center City's Projective Eye Gallery - "E Pluribus Unum" through Nov. 1. Opening reception for the public 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, UNC Charlotte Center City, 9201 University City Blvd., 704-687-8622.
Mint Museum at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte - 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte - 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem - 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove - 336-873-8430, www. ncpotterycenter.org
YMCA sponsored trips - Oct. 16: Mt. Airy, bus leaves 9 a.m., $20 for two museums, travel expenses Reserve seats for Broadway shows: Les Miserables, Feb. 12, $95 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Nov. 10 Wicked, March 13, $100 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Jan. 2 Lion King, Aug. 30, $100 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Jan. 10 Sign up at front desk. Buses leaves from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca for details.
Three days in Pigeon Forge - Motorcoach leaves from Davie County Senior Services, Mocksville, Nov. 13, returns Nov. 15. Attend Dixie Stampede, Country Tonight, Blackwood Bros. Breakfast Show, Titanic Museum. Reservations/info 336-753-6230.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road - Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road - 26 acres of ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, shelters, playground, event center, walking trail. 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla - Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury. Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road - Historic tours available by appointment: 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Gold Hill Rail Trail - Hiking, biking trail begins at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, continues into Cabarrus County. 704-267-9439.
Dunn's Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn's Mtn. Road - Trail walks, overlooks, see 120 miles in most directions, blacksmith shop display, Saturday-Sunday shuttle service, 704-216-7803.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock - Friday and Saturday nights Sept. 28-Oct. 27: Ghost Train Halloween Festival, All aboard Tweetsie's Ghost Train, a spooktacular ride with engineer Casey Bones; haunted house, Freaky Forest, trick-or-treating more. www.Tweetsie.com, 877-893-3874.
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer - Tickets on sale for 2012 Autumn Train Excursions, Nov. 3: Appomattox, Va.; Nov. 4: Toccoa, Ga.704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer -704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. - 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@ fibrant.com
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry -704-633-5946, email@example.com
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. - ? 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. - Special tours and info 704-279-4979. Free. Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appoint704-636-0103..
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove - ?Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Free. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum - 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis - Oct. 11: Most exclusive event of the year - 2012 Induction Ceremony, held at Gibson Mill Vintage Motor Club Events & Conference Center, 325 McGill Ave., Concord. $80 includes 6 p.m. cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment by inductees. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park - Historic ?19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, off Highway 200 near Locust - ?Museum, visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill, panning area. Museum is free, panning tickets $3. 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/ reed/
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville - ?The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War. Free, open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs.org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem -?House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville - ?Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm,the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public. 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte - ?Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose dale.org
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte - ?Fall hours in effect Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 1 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday: noon-5 p.m.704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road - 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte - 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, Mount Gilead - Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. 910-439-6802, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem - ?Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh - ?Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh - ?$5 general admission. 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh -?Explore more than 14,000 years of the state's history. Admission free. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh - ?Free general admission, cover charge for special exhibits and 3D Theater. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham - ?? $14 adults, $10 children ages 3-12. Train and bungee rides small add'l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. - ?Adults and children over 1 year old: $7. 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro,4301 Lawndale Drive - ?$8 adults $8, $7 children ages 3-13. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St. - ?Adults $8/ Children 12 months and older $8. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com