Symphony Guild home tour this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 7, 2006

Holiday happenings

Christmas Home Tour — 3-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Hospitality house and six homes open in Forest Glen neighborhood. Refreshments, music, trolley rides Saturday, carriage rides Sunday. Sponsored by the Symphony Guild. $15. 704-638-3100.

Celebration of Angels — 10 a.m. Dec. 2. Robertson Eastern Gateway Park, Depot Street. New angel art introduced, music, refreshments. 704-637-7814.

Reading of “A Christmas Carol” — Dec. 1, Corriher-Linn-Black Library, Catawba College. Brass quartet greets audience at 5 p.m., reading by faculty, students and staff of the college begins around 5:20 p.m. Free, attendees encouraged to donate a canned food item. 704-637-4481.

Holiday Lights at the Garden, Belmont — Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Open nightly. Live Nativity Sunday nights through Dec. 17. 704-829-1252.

A Golden Christmas at Reed Gold Mine — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2. The only candlelight Christmas tour you can take in the daytime. Refreshments. Free. 704-721-4653.

Christmas Open House at the Salisbury Emporium — 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Shops decorated for Christmas, the “real” Santa on hand for photographs by Steve Norman. 704-642-0039.

Gingerbread house workshop — 1-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Reservations required, space limited. Adult must accompany child. $35 per child, $20 of which is tax deductible. Participants will decorate a gingerbread house, a gingerbread man ornament, have a photo taken with Santa and enjoy refreshments. 704-633-5946.

Santa Train at the N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — 10 and 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17. $6 per person ages 3 and up, $5 with donation of new, unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots. 704-636-2889.

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 15-16. $10. Advanced reservation required. 704-636-2889.

Green Goat Gallery holiday opening — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9. New wood-fired pottery by Brent Smith and new print, “Good Dog,” (third in her Santa series) by Cara Reische. Refreshments. Free. 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-639-0606.

Country Christmas Open House, hosted by Derby and Linda Holshouser, 2015 Lincolnton Rd. — 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9. $5, children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets available at J.F. Hurley YMCA on Jake Alexander Boulevard; Bijoux Collections, 125 N. Fulton St.; PeekA-Boo in the Ketner Center; Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville, “Garrison Christmas” — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 10. Musket-firings, bonfires, songs and entertainment. A Divine Service at noon Sunday. Free. 704-873-5886.

A Christmas Tradition: Songs and Stories of the Season — 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.. Stories with Dr. Karl Hales, musical vocalists Neal Wilkinson and Leslie Dunkin, pianist Dr. Julie Chamberlin, guitarist Sam Manriguez. Free. Sponsored by Piedmont Players and W.A. Brown and Sons.

Christmas at Lazy 5 Ranch, Hwy. 150 — 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 13-15. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live nativity, Santa Claus, caroling, refreshments. Regular admission rates apply. 704-663-5100.

Camp Christmas child care — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16. F & amp;M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Arts, crafts, entertainment. Free. 704-637-7814.

Christmas in Davidson — 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Village Green, Davidson. Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. Doggie fashion show Friday. Live nativity, carriage rides, performance by The Connie Company, Festival of Trees. 704-892-2118.

An 18th Century Salem Christmas Candlelight Tour — 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 22. Miksch House and Tavern, Old Salem, 900 Old Salem Rd. Reservations required. 888-653-7253.

Breakfast with Santa Claus, Statesville — 9-10 a.m. Dec. 2. Children’s Museum, Signal Hill Mall, 1613 E. Broad St. $8. Registration required-704-872-7508.


“A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” Old Courthouse Theatre — 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1,2,7,8,9; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 10. Theater located at 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre. org.

“An O. Henry Christmas” — 8 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 7-9; 3 p.m. Dec. 2-3,9-10. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students. 336-373-2043.

Boston’s Chamber Theatre Productions’ “ENCORE!! — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Features dramatizations of stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, W.W. Jacobs, Guy de Maupassant and Mark Twain. $14.75, group rates available. 800-225-7988.

Music and more

JoJo Herman of Widespread Panic — 10 p.m. Dec. 1: The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte. $14. 800-594-TIXX.

Bluegrass Pickin’ — 7 p. m. first and third Saturdays. Experienced players and beginners welcome. Family environment. Salisbury School of Music, second floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-8188.

Concerts at Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer — 8 p.m. Sunday: Symphonic Choir and Wind Ensemble in Chapel; 8 p.m. Dec. 5: Jazz Ensemble Concert in the Campus Theatre. 704-463-1360.

Concerts at UNC-Charlotte — 3 p.m. Dec. 3: Schubert’s Mass in G presented by the University Chorale; 8 p.m. Dec. 4: The Concert Band; 8 p.m. Dec. 5: The Percussion Ensemble; 8 p.m. Dec. 6: The Mallard Creek Chorale and The Charlotteans. All performances in Belk Theater in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. $5 admission, $3 for students. 704-687-2599.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Little Theatre of Winston-Salem and Piedmont Opera — 8 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 8-9; 2 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 9. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem. $25 adults, $15 students. 336-724-3202.

Lexington Choral Society “Welcome to December!” — 5 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. First Baptist Church, Lexington. Free, offering taken. Open rehearsal 7 p.m. Nov. 30. 336-249-0025. www.lexingtonchoralsociety. org.

Bill Evans Soulgrass — 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Spirit Square, Charlotte. $17.50-$20, reserved.

Bel Canto Company & quot;A Roamin’ Holiday & quot; — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 and 4. Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro. $18 general, $15 senior, $5 student. 336-668-1020.

Bonnie Rideout’s Scottish Christmas — 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, Charlotte. $22-$32. 704-372-1000.

Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer — 8 p.m. Dec. 3: Symphonic Choir/Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert, Chapel; 8 p.m. Dec. 5: Jazz Ensemble concert, Campus Theater. 704-463-1360.

Catawba College 19th annual Service of Lessons and Carols — Dec. 5 and 7. Prelude music begins 6:30 p.m., choral procession at 7 p.m. Participants include Catawba Chorale, Madrigals and Singers, Catawba Brass, Catawba Handbell Ensemble, flautist April Naylor, harpist Carla Mitchell. Free, but ticket required until 6:40 p.m. After that, open seating if available. For tickets, call 704-637-4394 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Piedmont Choral Society Christmas Concert — 7 p.m. Dec. 8; 3 p.m. Dec. 10; St. James Lutheran Church, 104 Union Street South, Concord. Free. 704-786-1063, ext. 3.

A Capella Christmas — 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3200 Park Rd., Charlotte. Features the Gold Standard Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society and the Queen Charlotte Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. $12 adults, $10 seniors and youth. 704-556-0690.

Dan Truhitte — 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Dinner and show, $20. Faith Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., Faith. Truhitte best known for portrayal of “Rolf” in the movie “The Sound of Music.” 704-279-2500.

Eddie from Ohio — 8 p.m. Dec. 9. McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square, Charlotte. $14.50-$18.50. 704-372-1000. www.

Moscow Boys Choir — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Alexander Central Auditorium, 223 School Dr., Taylorsville. $30 adults, $20 students. 828-632-1366.

Opera Carolina “Amahl and the Night Visitors” — 7 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square. 704-332-7177.

Barenaked Ladies — Dec. 17. Grady Cole Center, Charlotte.


“The Nutcracker” in Winston-Salem — 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 9-10; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St. Presented by North Carolina School of the Arts and the Winston-Salem Symphony. 336-721-1945.

Carolina Ballet “Nutcracker,” Raleigh — Through Dec. 23, 18 performances scheduled. For dates and times, visit 919-719-0800.

Classes Art classes at Depot Fine Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Classes in acrylics, watercolor, pastels. $10 members, $15 non-members. 704-663-6661.

Cloisinee Fabreges egg technique — 3 p.m. Dec. 2. Favorites in Grand Central, 460 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-633-5599.

This & amp; That Grand Central Emporium, 460 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer —

Dec. 1-2: gingerbread house contest. 704-633-5599.

Cruzin’ Round Spencer — 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.

Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. — Through Dec. 3. Cricket Arena, Charlotte. $50-$11.

Charlotte Antiques and Collectibles show — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Metrolina Expo Center, 7100 Statesville Rd. Four-day pass-$10, one-day $5, seniors $4, Sunday Pack Out Special, $3, Children under 12 free. 800-824-3770. www.

The Lipizzaner Stallions — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem. Adults $22.50-$27.50; seniors and children $20.50-$25.50; groups of 15 or more $17.50-$22.50. www. 336-725-5635.

Gingerbread house contest, Lexington — Entries on display Dec. 1-16 at The Candy Factory, 15 N. Main St. For contest information and entry forms visit 336-249-6770.

Appalachian Potters Market — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 2. McDowell High School, Marion. 66 potters registered. Admission $4, under 16 free. 828-652-8610.

Night life Alli’s All American Grille & amp; Ale, 1504 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. — Karaoke 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. 704-637-7160.

Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Dec. 1: Music with Riff Raff. 704-639-0604.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday: Swing Blossoms, featuring Zip Irvin, Marc Brookshire and Guy Percy, $3 cover; 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday: Blazin’ Blues Bob Paolino; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5: wine tasting, $10 per person. 704-797-0093.

Club Zidis, 127 S. Main St. — Tuesdays: 7 p.m. No Limit Texas Hold ’em Leagues, 8 p.m. dart leagues, karaoke, dancing. Wednesdays: pool leagues and tournaments, karaoke, dancing. Thursdays: college night. Fridays: 8 p.m. No limit Texas Hold ’em leagues. Fridays and Saturdays: deejays, live acts. 704-633-3306.

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Gold Hill — Bluegrass jams 7 p.m. every Friday night, band performances 7 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Admission by donation. Concessions available. 704-279-5674 or 704-267-9439.

Escape the Daily Grind, 118 N. Main St. — 8-10 p.m. Dec. 1: Jazz Nite with the PCS Trio. 704-636-0160.

High Rock Boat & amp; Ski Club, 2675 Providence Church Rd.– Home of Salisbury Shag Club. Dinner 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Dec. 1-2: deejay Danny Kimrey. Club open until 2 a.m. Entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Karaoke with Lee on Thursdays. Shagging every Friday. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Free coffee and popcorn. INNFINITY featuring Bob Trice plays contemporary Christian music. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Thursdays-pool tournament. Fridays: open mike nights with Josh McCloud. 704-636-2583.

Las Palmas Southwestern Restaurant, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m. Friday: The Near Misses. Open mike every Tuesday night, host Tripp Edwards. No cover. Thursdays-acoustic spotlight. Live bands Fridays and Saturdays. 704-636-9475. wwwmyspace. com/vivalaspalmas

Rascals Lounge and Bar, Holiday Inn, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. — Tuesday: karaoke Night; Friday and Saturday: deejay Lance playing your favorites. 704-637-3100.

Shananagan’s Irish Pub, 612 S. Main St. — Monday: College night, 18+; Tuesday: deejay; Wednesday: open mic; Thursday: free pool; Friday: live acoustic music; Saturday: live deejay, no cover. 21+ age requirement, except Monday. 704-639-1313.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. — 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen. com.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Dec. 1: Bingo, Jim Holshouser caller, bring covered dish. Dec. 2: Christmas dinner at Boat and Ski Club. No joining fee, donations accepted. Fun and fellowship in a positive environment. Kathy Francis, 704-932-7801 or Jim Holshouser, 704-636-8143.

Highlighters Dance Club — 8:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays. Dec. 1: Iron City. Open to singles 30 and over. Dress code. Free set ups, light hors d’oeuvres. BYOB. $8 members; $10 guests. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Rd., Charlotte. 704-548-9212.

Tri-City Singles Christmas dance/party — 7-11 p.m. Dec. 3. George K’s, corner of Holden and High Point Roads, Greensboro. Dress to impress. Deejay, cash bar, $13. Door prizes, “ladies’ choice” dances. 336-856-2877.

Call for music

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Historic Village of Gold Hill — Seeking bluegrass bands to perform on second and fourth Saturdays. Call Vivian, 704-267-9439. www.FifthStringandCo. com.

Call for artists

Full Circle Arts, Hickory, “Art About Women,” juried exhibition — Open to all visual artists over 16. T receive prospectus contact or send self-addressed stamped envelope to Full Circle Arts, P.O. Box 3905, Hickory, NC 28603. Registration fee $35. Intake will be Jan. 25-27. 828-322-7545.

Call for photographers Smithsonian Magazine fourth annual photo contest — Deadline 2 p.m.Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 4. All photographs must be submitted online. For details, visit

“Capture the Spirit of Davidson County” — Deadline Jan. 7. Photos to be used on tourism website and brochures. Cash awards for best


Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Annual artists Invitational exhibition and sale. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Art of Whit Williams, through Nov. 30. Free. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-647-0999.

Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 East Council St. — Original oil paintings and mosaics by Robert A. Crum. 704-797-0364. www.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Exhibit: “Three Visions.” 704-431-8964.

Rowan Arts Council, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Invitational art exhibit, through Jan. 9. Open Thursdays and Fridays, noon-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. except for holiday weekends. 704-638-9887.

Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington — Friends juried exhibition, through Dec. 16. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

Smith and Van Everly Galleries, Davidson College — “Forces of Nature” including art by three Japanese artists-in-residence at Davidson, through Dec. 6.

Center of the Earth Gallery, 3204 N. Davidson St., Charlotte — “Tiny Treasures,” a group exhibition of small works on 12″x 12″ canvas, through Dec. 29.

Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte — Gallery crawl first and third Friday of every month. 704-344-0300.

The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte — “Intrinsic Artifice (A Tale of Two Abstractions).” “Whitewash,” video work examining civil rights by Brad McCallum and Jacqueline Terry. 704-333-9755.

Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” Gallery open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — “Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection.” $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2000.

Clayworks Inc., 301 E. 9th St., Charlotte — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2: open house and holiday ceramics sale. 704-344-0795.

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