Roundabout Nov. 1
The Maize at Patterson Farm - Maze, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, pig and duck races, cow-barrel train rides, hop-along bouncers, make-and-take scarecrows, pony rides, hay-bale maze, tractor tire mountain, pumpkin bowling, a hay-bale tunnel, corn pit, tomato slingshot, rope maze, coloring coop. Saturdays, Sundays, through Nov. 10. 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla, $8-$12 per person, depending on activities.
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville - Select nights through Nov. 3. Guests enjoy bonfires, music, space to roam while waiting at the Carrigan Farms Rock Quarry. $20 per person, visit www.scarriganfarms. com for dates, details, discounts.
Boogerwoods - Last night Nov. 3: Phaniels Church Road, Rockwell/China Grove. All proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis. Check daily sold-out message at 704-855-7922.
Statesville's Regal Corn Maze - Weekends through Nov. 11. Giant cookie design celebrates Oreo's 100th birthday, other activities available. $5-$15, information at 704-348-1648, www.RegalCornMaze.com
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze -Weekends through Nov. 4. Seven-acre corn maze in Huntersville, hayrides, corn-hole, mini-mazes, picnic areas, hiking trails. $10, ages 5-12 $7, children 4 and under free. www.ruralhill.net
Music & more
Handbell Festival Concert - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3: Theme "Bells Plus," featuring multiple local bell choirs. Hosted by First Presbyteran Bell Tower Ringers, directed by Timothy Waugh. Lewis Hall, First PResbyterian Church Salisbury, 308 W. Fisher St.
Dove Award winning Easter Brothers - In concert with the Easter Family, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, Salisbury Church of God, 1715 Second St.
Brand New Opry at the Davis Theatre - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8: Hosted by local bluegrass virtuoso Jeff Whittington. Tickets $15 at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2753. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S, Concord
Free United States Air Force Band concert - 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9: United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band at Jesse Carson High School, sponsored by Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society. No admission charge but tickets required for seating: 704-637-4314 or email@example.com
'Peter and the Wolf andThe Greatest Tales of All Time' - 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11: Winston-Salem Symphony's Discovery Concerts for Kids season opener; doors open 2 p.m. for a variety of preconcert events including musical activities, games, instrument petting zoo. $5 for ages three to 12 (age two and under, free), $14 adults. 336-464-0145, WSSymphony.org
Harrah's Cherokee Event Center - Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Nov. 24 Scotty McCreery, Dec. 15 Styx, Jan. 18, 2013 Celtic Woman, April 26, 2013. Harrah's Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
The 19th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival - 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., rain or shine, Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 18. Advance discount tickets: $19 adults, $9 kids age 5-12 at Harris Teeter, $1 more at the gate. North of Charlotte between Concord/Huntersville, Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road between I-77 and I-85. Toll free 877-896-5544, RenFestInfo.com
Carolina Pottery Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 10, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion St., Shelby.www.carolinapotteryfestival.org
Twelfth annual Gold Hill Lighting of The Fall Fires - 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19: An evening of entertainment, dinner fare, refreshments, warm holiday cheer strolling through the Historic Village and quaint shops and café. Tickets $15, traded for gold nuggets that give entry into shops and café where you will be given holiday treats. May be purchased at village or by mail. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-724-4998.
Closing night Saturday: PPT musical 'The Color Purple' - 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1-3: adults $15, seniors and students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Livingstone College's Julia B. Duncan Players present 'Project D' - 7 p.m., Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.: A play about diabetes written, directed by Michael D. Connor. A talk back follows each performance. A partnership with Livingstone College/Wake Forest University concerning this debilitating disease. Admission free, donations accepted. Livingstone College Tubman Little Theatre, 701 West Monroe St. Contact Professor Connor 704-216-6260.
GMABS productions presents 'The Depths of Her Soul' musical drama - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10: Teen Sarah must overcome obstacles and problems as she pursues her dream. Stage play-writer, director, producer Stephanie Grant Redmon. Matinee $8, night show $10/$8 students, 7 and under free for both. Livingstone College's Varick Auditorium, for tickets call 336-692-7789, 336-287-0289, 336-692-7322.
Old Courthouse Theatre's Cab Co Pretenders present 'The Littlest Angel' - 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m., Nov. 10-11: the Littlest Angel's gift becomes what will forever General admission $10 adult, $5 ages 5 and younger. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
'The Fantasticks' at the Hanesbrands Theatre - Nov. 14-Dec. 2: No Rules Theatre Company at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Tickets $25 at 336-747-141 or www.NoRulesTheatre.org.
Hot Flash Players of Lexington present 'Nunsense' - 6:30 p.m., Nov. 1-4 and 17-10. Presented as dinner theaterr at Tricia's Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. Tickets $25 for dinner and play, 336-236-8007.
Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh - Nov. 29-Dec. 16; Dec. 2 is 'Pay What You Can' day. Tickets $25, except $10 on Thursdays. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School autidorium, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
This & That
Safety event at Team Chevrolet- 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3: Texting test track for drivers to experience the dangers of texting and driving; Salisbury Fire Department with free car seat checks and proper installation of those that are not in compliance; fire truck on display for children and adults; Rowan County Sheriff's Office giving away handouts, badges; McGruff, the Crime Fighting Dog; Safe Kid's fingerprinting program; large inflatable for kids, face painting; concessions available. Team Chevrolet of Salisbury, 704-216-8000 x197, 404 Jake Alexander Blvd. South.
Variety Nite at the American Legion Post 107 - 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3: Obama pep rally with comedy, spoken word, live music, best Wobble Swag prize, light refreshments. Age 21+, dress code adult casual. $10, proceeds go to youth music project. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Info 704-738-5991.
59th Salisbury Antiques Show - 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, benefits Rowan Museum. Longest running annual antique show in NC since 1953. Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Preview Party Nov. 8. Information 704-633-5946 or email@example.com
Stamp and postcard show - Nov. 3-4, buy-sell-trade, CharMeck Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Richard's Stamp Shop, www.richardsstampshop.com
18th Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival - 8 a.m., Nov. 10-11: Sheep Herding, Carolina DockDogs, Sports Demo Area, historic agriculture machinery, pumpkin chunkin', kid's activities. The 1760s Davidson Family Homestead site will be open with open hearth cooking, blacksmith demonstrations. $10 for age 13+. Advance tickets and complete event details at www.ruralhill.net
Downtown Kannapolis cruise-in - 3:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 10. Cabarrus Events Association 704-932-3808
The Spirit Rocks Sound Machine - 7:30 -9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17: Experience the healing sounds of instruments from around the globe as you enjoy an inward journey of transformation. Bring yoga mat or blanket and pillow. Suggested donation $8-$10. The Treehouse, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
Faithful Friends holiday bazaar and bake sale - 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,Saturday, Nov. 10: 30+ arts, crafts, pet related vendors. Door prizes every 15-30 minutes. Proceeds benefit Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Admission is $1 adults, children are free. F & M Trolley Barn. www.faithfulfriendsnc.org
Sixth annual Bradley Barnhardt Memorial golf tournament - Saturday, Nov. 3, Corbin Hills Golf Club, noon lunch by Gary's BBQ, 1 p.m., shotgun start, proceeds go to Relay For Life, www.synergysoccer.org
Salisbury Symphony goes for the gold - Support the Symphony by donating old, broken, unwanted gold jewelry by Dec. 2; donate the entire value for tax benefit or donate part of it and collect the balance. In partnership with Silver Showcase of Landis, 133 S. Central Ave. 704-202-6454 for information or appointment.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. - 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2: Hear the alternative/roots/hand-made funk of Brett Mosley, no cover 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3: 19-year old singer/songwriter Brooke McBride, no cover 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper's, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3: Motel Soap, dinner reservations required, 704-754-490 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
Fat Jack's Pub, 120 Military Ave. - 8 p.m. until, Friday Nov. 2: Open jukebox, play your favorite music 8 p.m. until, Saturday Nov. 3: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 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 (free).
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane - 8 p.m. until, Friday Nov. 2: Open jukebox, come play your favorite songs free 9 p.m. until, Saturday Nov. 3: Halloween Party with first time appearing The Band of Gold; costume contest www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 - Friday, Nov. 2: Metal Night with Acacius, Ekklasia, Fools Generation, Montauk Saturday, Nov. 3: Open mic night -- bring your comedy, poetry, music, whatever. 704-213-1467, inntheloop.blogspot.com
Rick's BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. - 7 p.m., tonight, Nov. 1: Karaoke performance by Kelly Meece. 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.
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: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
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, Nov. 2: Seth Glier Saturday, Nov. 3: Nuala Kennedy. 704-372-1000, www.the eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte - Friday, Nov. 2: Tinsley Ellis Saturday, Nov. 3: Red Dirt Revelators CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte - Friday, Nov. 2: Chris Robinson Brotherhood Saturday, Nov. 3: Jimmy Herring Band, Victor Wooten Band. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte - Friday, Nov. 2: Tony Lucca Saturday, Nov. 3: The Whigs. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Poetry workshop for adults - "How to Read a Poem, How to Write a Poem," 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, Jenny Hubbard, CFA Writer-in-Residence. Cost $20, advance payment/registration required. Center for Faith & the Arts 704-647-0999, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for Fiction Writers - 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, for those who have stories or novels already in progress. Jenny Hubbard, CFA Writer-in-Residence. Cost $20, advance payment/registration required. Center for Faith & the Arts 704-647-0999, email@example.com
Discovering the Sacred in our Everyday Lives - Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 7-Dec.12: Guided by Barbara Brown Taylor's An Altar in the World, six weekly sessions to experience the Sacred through music, poetry, journaling, movement and SoulCollage®. Instructor: Karen Campbell. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Haven Lutheran Church Basement. $15/week or $65/six week series. Registration required. 704-857-7503, firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a Native American style flute out of PVC - 10 a.m., Dec. 1: local flute maker and luthier Mark Beaver; hands-on workshop and playing pointers, materials provided. $25, register at www.TheTreehouseSpencerNC.weebly.com or email TheTreehouseSpencerNC@carolina.rr.com
Belly Dance classes - Introduction to Tribal Belly Dance for absolute beginners or the just plain curious, first class $5, discount prices for four class holiday beginners session, special drawing and other door prizes. First class Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7- p.m. Taught at The Treehouse, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. www.KalimaTribal.com or KalimaTribal@carolina.rr.com
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.
Classes at Waterworks - 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 to register. Information at www.waterworks.org Figure Drawing from Life, Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13 (age 18+), 6:30-9 p.m. Handbuilding and Wheel Pottery, Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13 (age 14+), 6:30-9 p.m. Beginning Level Drawing, Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 (age 14+), 6:30-9 p.m. Women and Wine Series (age 21+), Nov. 29, Dec. 6 Pastels Workshop (age 12+), Saturdays Nov. 10, 17 n Holiday Creations Childrens' Workshops (age 4-10) 10 a.m.- noon. Saturdays Nov. 17, Dec. 1.
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.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 - Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson, K-12 Certified Educator and Artist. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Email email@example.com with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St.
Shag dance classes - Mondays at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. Beginner 6:30 p.m. Beginner II 7:15 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m. $10/person, no partner needed. Contact Tobitha at 704-202-9655 or Diane Harrington at 704-279-6168.
Zumba fitness - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, Hwy 150 J.F. Hurley Family YMCA's aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Art Classes with Patt - Adult (16+) art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, 2 hrs. in length, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/
Card making class at the Y tonight - 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday, Nov. 1: supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
Piedmont Singles - 7:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2: Gospel singer Marie Waller. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Tomorrow: Pfeiffer University's film appreciation series - Nov. 2, Action Theater: Kung Fu Hustle. 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. 704-463-3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Street Theatre's casting call for Scrooge's Christmas Trolley Tour - First ever Scrooge's Christmas Trolley Tour: Trolley tour of historic sites while telling the story of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Entire 'tour' lasts just over an hour; rehearsals Nov. 12-20; Weekend performances Nov. 23-Dec 22. Performers will be compensated. Deadline for resume and headsthot submission Oct. 29 to email@example.com, 704-798-7768.
Call for submissions
Deadline today for writers and artists - Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. (SWAG) accepting poetry, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, photography, 10 minute plays, film by Nov. 1. Housed at Literary Bookpost, downtown Salisbury, www.SWAGNC.org
Call for vendors
LGAC art and fine craft holiday show - Dec. 8-9: Handmade arts and fine crafts, no kits. Vendor information/commitment form at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., or 704-633-ARTS, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for writers
Lee Street Theater's fifth annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival - Theme: "Hotel 6," submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2012. Peformance dates, May 15-18, 2013. For details contact email@example.com or Hotel 6 page at www.leestreet.org
Call for musicians
Open Bluegrass jam - Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians.Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Speakers and forums
American Association of University Women forum - 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8: Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing and Sexual Harassment in School," by Vickie Slusser, Executive Director of Communities in Schools for Rowan County, and Cynthia Kaminski , teacher. Free. Held at RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. 200 Building, Room 251 A&B. Information: Holly Czuba, 919-923-6416, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow: 2012 RCCC Student Autumn Exhibit reception - 6-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 at Rail Walk Gallery, free. Exhibit Nov. 2-17. Professional artist Christine Kirouac will judge and winners receive cash prizes. Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 North Lee St. (ME: brief next week)
The 43rd Annual Davie Craft Corner - Nov. 8 (5-9 p.m.); Nov. 9 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.); and Nov. 10 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Brock Gymnasium, downtown Mocksville. Welcome artist Dempsey Essick shows his latest work along with over forty juried artisans with pottery, woodturning, woodworking, painting, basketry, folk art, weaving, holiday crafts. Admission $1. Baked goods, food available.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. - "Embracing the Least of These: Photography of the Great Commission," Nov. 9-Dec. 10, St John's Art Gallery, Free. Open regular business hours and by appointment. 704-636-3431.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. - Pics & Pixcels, a father/daughter exhibit to present multi-media art from two generations. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. - Fall Exhibition The Vocabulary of Printmaking - Its Origins and Techniques, through Nov. 10 "Faces of Abundant Living," exhibition in partnership with Abundant Living Adult Day Services Free admission, donations appreciated. 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
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord - Two invitationals on display through Dec. 20: Hey Diddle Diddle: paintings, photographs, sculpture, wood rocking toys, whimsical mixed media; Shop Seagrove: pieces by nine of the most prominent potteries in NC. No admission charge Downtown Concord Art Walk 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
The Cabarrus Art Guild - 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11: Annual Fall community artist reception; light refreshments. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord. Light refreshments, awards presented.
Local artist exhibit at SECCA - Frank Selby: Misunderstanding. Curated by Steven Matijcio. Through Feb. 10, 2013. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte - "Vote for Art,"a project to educating the public on the electoral process and the process of building a world-class collection. Cast a vote on six specially-chosen works of art; the museum will acquire the three winners and add them to its permanent collection. Voting runs through Nov. 9, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte - $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem - "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" on view through Jan. 13, 2013. Through Dec. 2. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The NC Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove - Permanent exhibition: traces NC pottery from pre-historic Native American work through 21st century. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www. ncpotterycenter.org
YMCA sponsored trips - Nov. 15: Disney On Ice-Greensboro; leave 9 a.m., $25 ticket/transportation Nov. 20: Lunch and Movie Day; leave 11 a.m., $2 transportation fee, pay for your lunch and movie Nov. 27: Tanglewood Lights; leave at 3:30 p.m., supper then the lights; $15 transportation fee, supper on your own. Buses leaves from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca
YMCA trips to Broadway shows - Reserve seats for 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
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, rail trail for hiking, biking: 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
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 - NC's first theme park features live shows, amusement rides, concerts, a three-mile Wild West steam locomotive adventure. Tweetsie.com, 877-893-3874.
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer - See www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer - Antique, vintage, modern collectible dolls, antique, vintage toys, train set, model tractor trailers, John Deere vehicles. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. - "Where's The Fire?" Exhibit on history of firefighting in Rowan County. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 704-633-5946, email@example.com, www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. - Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755-1808), lawyer and Superior Court judge. Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rowanmuseum.org
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. - Sundays 2-4 p.m., special tours and info 704-279-4979. Free.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove - Veteran's Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, a joint event by the museum and 'A' Company of the CMVPA. Military vehicles on display, military weapons and war related memorabilia, military flag raising ceremony, gifts to veterans, free admission, museum open all day. Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial. Free. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum - Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays.Operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. Free. 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis - Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park - 19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 9621 Reed Mine Road 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/
Gregory Creek Homestead and walking trails, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville - Statesville's heritage site is now open for special events and school field trips. Starting in January open once a month on Saturday. 704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.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 with endangered breeds of historic livestock. The last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free. 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 - Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 1 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday: noon-5 p.m. See website for scheduled labs for kids, admission pricing. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road - $8 adults, children age 1-13; children under age one free. Events and activities free with admission. Event schedule at 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte - $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two free, free parking. Event schedule at 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem - Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, 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. 919-839-NCMA, www.ncartmuseum.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 - Hands-on science museum, animal discovery zoological park and a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Dome Theater, NC's only 40 foot digital dome experience. General admission includes admission to the Museum and Animal Discovery. $8 adults $8, $7 children ages 3-13. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St. - Hands-on, interactive museum . Adults $8, children 12 months+ $8. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com