Roundabout - What's Happening Oct. 25
Halloween & Fall
Salisbury Parks and Rec Halloween Funfest - Saturday, Oct. 27, Salisbury Post Parking Lot at S. Church and W. Fisher St. 3-6 p.m. carnival games, food vendors, haunted bus rides, hay ride, moon walk, entertainment, candy, giveaways 4-5 p.m. trick-or-treating with downtown merchants (for age 12 and younger, in costume, accompanied by an adult 4:30-5 p.m. magic show 5:15 p.m. costume contest - win downtown dollars Information: Miller Recreation Center 704-638-5297
Halloween fun in Historic Gold Hill - Saturday, Oct. 27, children may trick or treat at village shops and caf้, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Then at 6 p.m., safe, light hearted guided walking tours and hayride (wear comfortable walking shoes; Halloween costumes and or masks are not recommended); not the haunted trail where someone jumps out of the bushes or from behind the trees, real ghost stories that have been passed down through the generations. Details, prices at firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Trick or Treat at Carillon Assisted Living - 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1915 Mooresville Road, RSVP to Melissa Moss, 704-633-4666.
Five day festival at World of Faith Outreach - 2600 Cottage St., Oct. 27-31: Daily at noon, trail riding, dart throwing; 1-5 p.m. Face painting, volleyball; cooking starts every day at 11 a.m.Daily at 5 p.m. Saturday, group singing; Sunday, praise dancers; Monday, car show;' Tuesday, bike show.
First Baptist Church Salisbury Fall Fest - 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 220 N. Fulton St. "Climb Aboard Noah's Ark," Children, adults may dress in appropriate costumes Inflatables for preschoolers through high school students games in the gym with prizes; rides on antique fire truck trunk or treat vehicles behind the gym "Pucker up to Pickles"pig kissing contest involves donation to the NC Children's Home food booths by WEE Center, RA program, Haiti Team raise funds for ministries Singled Out ministry provides game tickets to each child with donation of two cans of food; extra tickets $1 for games, inflatables. Information 704-633-0431 or email@example.com
Halloween Hoedown at The Concordia Corral - Concordia Lutheran Church, 185 Concordia Church Road, China Grove. 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Trick or Treating, Food, Games, Candy, and Hayrides. Wear your costume or western wear. 704-857-2163
St. Enoch Lutheran Church - 701 Campbell Ave., Kannapolis (Enochville), Trunk or Treat Wed., Oct. 31, 6-7:30 p.m., 704-932-8461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Olivet UMC Concord Trunk or Treat - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Dress in your costumes, hot dogs, dessert, beverages, more.
Trading Ford Baptist Fall Festival - 3:30-7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 27: Trunk or treat, games, prizes, food, hay rides, music, kids costume contest, contest for best patrotic family, adult corn hole tournament, register to win an iPod, patriotic theme, dress in your Patriotic best. Information 704-202-9638. 3600 Long Ferry Road.
Patterson Farm presents 'Babe' - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 27: Outdoor movie night featuring "Babe" Regular fall weekend activities Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 27-28 include The Maize at Patterson Farm, hayrides, more. Weekend activities begin 10 a.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission $8. www.pattersonfarminc.com
Spider Man anniversary - In commemoration of his 50th anniversary, Concord Library presents "Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, Concord Library auditorium. Local author and comics historian Michael Eury presents history and cultural significance. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Spider-Man character. Free, open for all ages; 704-920-2054 or www.cabarruscounty.us/library
Grown up costume contests - Ethos Southern Bistro/Martini Bar cosutme contest/Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 p.m., 118 N. Main St., 704-639-2600 Fat Jack's Pub, 120 Military Ave., Saturday, Oct. 27: Fat Jack's annual Halloween costume party and costume contest. 704-638-8996.
'Tales from the Haunted Uwharries' tonight - 7 p.m.: Scary real-life state park adventure stories, plus a haunting performance based on stories by Fred Morgan. Not recommended for children under 12. Held by the fireside in the Great Hall of the Lodge at Morrow Mountain State Park. Tickets $10, 704-986-3777.
Halloween classic 'Nosferatu' at Pfeiffer tonight - 8:30 p.m.: A a 1922 silent, vampire-themed film, accompanied by live chamber music by the Mallarm้ Chamber Players. Free, open to the community, Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N, Mishenheimer. www.pfeiffer.edu, www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity.
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville - Open select nights through Nov. 3. New additions including mind-bending Vortex, 3-D Experience, Old-West mining town, gruesome forest ghouls, Tragic School Bus, Haunted Corn Maze. 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 - Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 3: 35th year, nine new scenes, the Flatback is Back. Phaniels Church Road, Rockwell/China Grove. All proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis. Check daily sold-out message at 704-855-7922.
Spencer Haunted Trolley - 8 p.m., Oct. 26-27: History and ghostly tales of one of NC's oldest railroad towns, see Railroad Spencer Shops at night, hear stories about apparitions seen by railroad men and visitors. Tours meet at Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., reservations recommended, $12 adults, $8 students. 704-762-9359 or SpencerTrolley@yahoo.com
Hallowine - 7 p.m., Oct 31: Following Spencer Haunted Trolley, wine and craft beer tasing at the Doll and Toy Museum. Tours meet 108 4th St. $25 per person, rReservations recommended. 704- 762-9359, SpencerTrolley@yahoo.com
Salisbury Ghost Walks - 8 p.m., each Friday-Saturday through October including Halloween night. $10 adults, $5 students. Meet at the Old Post Office, 130 West Innes St., walks last about an hour and a half. Also: Haunted Trolly covers a greater area than the walking tour, takes one hour, departs 7 p.m. Reservations for the walk at 704-798-3102 or email@example.com. Trolly ride resevations can be made by calling the Rowan-Salisbury Visitor's Center.
Happy Farm Western Ghost Town - Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, 6-9 p.m.: $10 activity pass includes Dracula's Hotel, western playground, Jail Arcade, hay wagon ride, horse ride, hotdog and drink, free bag of cotton candy. Child-friendly, individual concession available. 985 Parks Road off Mt. Hope Church Road. 704-279-5268.
Halloween Carnival at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA - 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31: free to all ages, costume contest with first-second-third prizes, BamBam Petting Zoo, bat cave, inflatables, food and fun, haunted trail.
Halloween at Historic Latta Plantation - Ghost Walk: Oct. 26-27, experience the darker side of Latta and what goes bump in the night, a candlelit tour of historic proportions, $8, not for children under 10. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
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. $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. Also: family friendly flashlight mazes, 265 acres of historic site, hayrides, corn-hole, mini-mazes, picnic areas, hiking trails, pick a pumpkin. $10, ages 5-12 $7, children 4 and under free. www.ruralhill.net
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock - Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 27: Ghost Train Halloween Festival, Tweetsie's Ghost Train with engineer Casey Bones; haunted house, Freaky Forest, trick-or-treating, more. Tweetsie. com, 877-893-3874.
Fright at the CAM (Raleigh) - Fright Night at the Contemporary Art Museum, Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight, dancing, drinks, food, sideshow performances, costume contest. $30 at www.camraleigh.com/fright or 919-513-0946.
Music & more
'Songs Down a Country Road' tonight - 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25-27: Matthew Weaver, Trip Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, Graham Carlton return to Lee Street Theatre. $10 DOS only. Looking Glass Artist Center's black box theatre, 704-798-7768, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wingate University Chamber Choir tonight - 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25: Sanctuary of St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Free. 704-636-3431.
'Peter and the Wolf and The 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 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
Catawba's 25th annual Service of Lessons and Carols - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29: The Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers in concert.
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 caf้. Tickets $15, traded for gold nuggets that give entry into shops and caf้ where you will be given holiday treats. May be purchased at village or by mail. Email email@example.com or call 704-724-4998.
The 19th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival - 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., rain or shine, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 6-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
Carolina Pottery Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 10, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion St., Shelby.www.carolinapotteryfestival.org
Opening night tonight: PPT presents the musical 'The Color Purple' - 7:30 p.m., Oct 25-27, 31 and Nov 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Oct 28: adults $15, seniors and students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Updaway Productions presents 'Sign of the Times' - 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m., Nov. 10: A lifethreatening illness causes Ivy, a widow, to confront her own fears, prejudice and faith. Featuring The Down Home Players, Leroy F. Bennett, founder and creative director. To be held at the J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $8 in advance, $10 DOS. Info 704-638-0160 or 704--245-3614.
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 presents 'Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None' tonight - 8 p.m., Oct 25-27. Also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28. $20. Directed by Mike Curtis. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre. org
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 theater at Tricia's Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. Tickets $25 for dinner and play, 336-236-8007.
This & That
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair - Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27: Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow style) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Antiques dealer Michael Hansen looks at items, offers advice, information on general merchandise and toys. $5 per item, limit two items per person per day. 108 4th St., Spencer 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Harvest Brewed event - 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26: Features the best of craft beer from the Carolinas, home brewing demonstrations, an appearance by author Erik Lars Myers, "North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries." Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, 704-825-4490, www.dsbg.org
59th Salisbury Antiques Show - 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, benefits Rowan Museum. Considered the 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. - 9-11:30 p.m., Friday,Oct. 26: Jazz/pop with Galvin Crisp Jr., Herb Stephens, no cover 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: Blazin' Blues Bob Paolino, no cover 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29: Memorial service for Chris at the Meroney Theater, followed by a celebration of Chris' life at The Blue Vine. 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
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27: Cosutme contest/Halloween party. 704-639-2600, www.ethosdining.com
Fat Jack's Pub, 120 Military Ave. - 8 p.m. until, Friday, Oct. 26: Open jukebox , play your favorite music Saturday, Oct. 27: Fat Jack's annual Halloween costume party; 9 p.m. until, Kry Havok Band; costume contest. 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, Oct. 26: Open jukebox, come play your favorite songs free 9 p.m. until, Saturday, Oct. 27: The Aristocrats Band. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 - Saturday, Oct. 27: Dream recording artist Submission Red returns; opening acts Evolve and Shield of Salvation. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, inntheloop.blogspot.com
Rick's BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. - 7 p.m., tonight, Oct 25: Karaoke performance by Mickey Eller. 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.www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte - Friday, Oct. 26: Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Sonny Moorman Saturday, Oct. 27: New Riders of the Purple Sage featuring some original members Wednesday, Oct. 31: New Orleans' own Stooges Brass Band Halloween Party. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte - Friday, Oct. 26: Sam Bush Band Saturday, Oct. 27: Halloween party for 18+ only. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte - Saturday, Oct. 27: Chasing Edison. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Piedmont Singles - 7:15 Friday, Oct. 26: DC and the Chosen Few and Carolina Rose. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
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. Experience the Sacred through music, poetry, journaling, movement, SoulCollageฎ. Instructor Karen Campbell. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Haven Lutheran Church basement. $15/week, $65/six weeks. Registration required. 704-857-7503, email@example.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, door prizes. First class Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Taught by Kalima of Kalima Tribal Belly Dance 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 - Figure Drawing from Life, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 (age 18+) Handbuilding and Wheel Pottery, Nov. 6, 13 (age 14+) Beginning Level Drawing, Nov. 1, 8, 15 (age 14+) Women and Wine Series (age 21+), Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 Pastels Workshop (age 12+), Nov. 10, 17 Holiday Creations Childrens' Workshops (age 4-10), Nov. 17, Dec. 1 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 to register. Details at 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.
Creative Art for ages 5-18 - Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson, 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 North 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 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 UMC, 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 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/
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," free. Held at RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. 200 Building, Room 251 A&B. Information 919-923-6416, email@example.com
Call for vendors
LGAC fifth annual art and fine craft holiday show - Dec. 8-9: Arts and fine crafts must be handmade; 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 submissions
Deadline approaches for writers and artists - Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. (SWAG) accepting submissions for upcoming six-day Writers and Artists Festival, and Tabula Rasa; poetry, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, photography, 10 minute plays, film by Nov. 1. Housed at Literary Bookpost, downtown Salisbury, www.SWAGNC.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
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, judge. Winners receive cash prizes. Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St.
Exhibit at Tastebuds coffee shop -The 'plein air' inspired landscape artwork of Barbara Duffy continues through October. Tastebuds Coffee & Tea, 106 N. Main St., 704-245-4134.
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, celebrates the rich tradition of fine art printmaking "Faces of Abundant Living," special exhibition in partnership with Abundant Living Adult Day Services; its seventh year 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
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.
UNC-Charlotte Center City's Projective Eye Gallery - "E Pluribus Unum" through Nov. 1, UNC Charlotte Center City, 9201 University City Blvd., 704-687-8622.
Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. -Thursday, Nov. 1, art opening reception, 5-7:30 p.m. for Paleface, artist/musician. Pop art folk paintings for sale and display through Dec. 1 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-2787, www.salisburyartists.com
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. Voting runs through Nov. 9, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte - Celebrating Queen Charlotte's Coronation through Oct. 28. $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. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The North Carolina 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 - 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
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 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. - "Where's The Fire?" Exhibit honoring the history of firefighting in Rowan County. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 704-633-5946, firstname.lastname@example.org,www. rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. - Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755-1808). 704-633-5946, email@example.com, www.rowanmuseum.org
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. - 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. - Sundays 2-4 p.m., 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. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
?China Grove Roller Mill Museum - Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays. 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.orthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
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 the site will be 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
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. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road - $8 adults, children age 1-13; children under age one free. 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. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. 919-839-NCMA, www.ncartmuseum.org
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. - Climbing Lobby, Amazing Library, Build it!, Surprise Garden, The Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet, Amazing Airways, more. 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, 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 for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. Adults $8, children 12 months+ $8. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com