Music and moreChildress Vineyards, Lexington ó Free musical performances on the lawn between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. 336-236-9463. www.childressvineyards.com.Roy Bookbinder-Charlotte Folk Society ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. 704-563-7080. www.folksociety.org. Loki Music Festival ó Oct. 10, 11, 12. Deerfields at Mills River. www.lokifestival.com.Fresh Fest hip hop tour ó 8 p.m., Oct. 10. Cricket Arena Charlotte. Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Whodini, Force MDs. 704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.
Carolina Baroque-“Bach Cantatas from Muhlhausen, Weimar and Leipzig ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10. Chapel, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. $10 suggested donation. 704-633-9311. www.carolinabaroque.org.An Evening of Chamber Music ó7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Featuring Christina Plcilla, violist, Jonathan Sidden, tenor and Matthew Michael Brown, pianist, performing music of Brahms, Sibelius, Bridge and others. Admission free, offering received for Music Memorial Fund. Part of firstArts performance series. 704-636-3121.Tenth Annual Blues and Jazz Festival ó Noon-11 p.m., Oct. 11. Corner of South Church and West Fisher Streets. Free. Live blues and jazz from around the region, food, arts and craft vendors. Bring a lawnchair. 704-636-3277. www.rowanbluesandjazz.com.
North Carolina Symphony in Salisbury ó 8 p.m., Oct. 11. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College Featuring classical guitarist Scott tennant. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org.”Faust”- Opera Carolina ó 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; 2 p.m. Oct. 26. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.operacarolina.org.WAM JAM Charity Concert ó 5 p.m. Oct. 18. Featuring Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Lou Gramm and John Waite. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, Kannapolis. 704-932-3267. www.intimidatorsbaseball.com.
8th annual Cross Country Fall Fest 2008 Bluegrass Festival ó Oct. 18, Cross Country Camp Ground, Denver. Featuring the Grass Strings, Southern Junction, Southern Express, Flat Out Bluegrass, and Timber Ridge. Doors open 10 a.m. Open mike starts at 11 a.m.-midnight. Two bands will be booked for the April 2009 festival based on open mike performance. Advance tickets $10. Tickets at the door $12 and $ 15. Children 12 and under free with parent. To reserve tickets call Jerry or Nancy Johnson, 803- 328-3224 or 803-322-1589. Reserve tickets or campsite 1-800-852-4840 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Carrie Underwood ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Joel Coliseum Theatre, Winston-Salem. $35-$55. 336-722-6400. www.ticketmaster.com.Janis Ian ó 8 p.m., Oct. 26. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.The Avett Brothers ó 8:30 p.m., Oct. 31. War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro. $26.50-$32.50. All seats reserved. 336-852-1100. www.ticketmaster.com. Festivals Renaissance Festival ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4-Nov. 16. North of Charlotte, Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Advance discount tickets: $17 for adults, $6 children 5-12, under 5 free. Tickets available at Harris Teeter or print your own at www.RenFestInfo.com. $1 more at gate. 877-896-5544. Downtown Salisbury OctoberTour Night Out ó 5-10 p.m. Oct. 10. Shops open late, music, food, kids’ area. 704-637-7814. Historic Salisbury Foundation Inc. OctoberTour ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 1-5:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Tour of homes, open house at Salisbury Staio(Saturday 1-4 p.m.) trolley rides, music, artists, living history encampment. www.historicsalisbury.org.Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance ó Gates open 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, close 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Silk Hope. $26-$85. 919-542-8142. www.shakorihills.org.Octoberfest at Junker’s Mill. Mocksville ó 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 10: German music and food; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 11.: crafts, kids area, entertainment, food. 105 Salisbury St. 336-909-2263.Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) ó Oct. 17, 18, 19, Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain. www.LakeEdenArtsFestival.org.
Lexington Barbecue Festival ó 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 25. www.barbecuefestival.com.Theater
“Peter Pan” Children’s Theatre of Charlotte ó Through Oct. 26. 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org. “The Light in the Piazza” Piedmont Opera, Winston-Salem ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14. Stevens Center, Winston-Salem. 336-724-3202. www.piedmontopera.org.”Traces” ó Oct. 7-Nov. 16. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, Charlotte. Blend of circus, physical theater and music. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“Aladdin, Jr.” Piedmont Players Youth Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Mian St. $6. 704-633-5471.
“Mother Load” ó Through Oct. 26. Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m.; matinees Thursday at noon, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. New Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. Terry Fator, winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10. Also featuring James Gregory. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $45.50-$55.50. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.David Sedaris ó 8 p.m., Oct. 11. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
The Second City: “Deface the Nation” ó Oct. 14-19. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $29.50 and up. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Classes Youth music workshop with Homemade Jamz Blue Band ó 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 11, Stanback Room of Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Middle and high school age students are invited to bring their instruments. Free, but registration required by calling 704-636-2811. www.rowanbluesandjazz.com. Six-week workshop-beginner adult painting ó Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. beginning Oct. 16. Taught by Mary Setzer. Supplies furnished for first class, then supply list given for subsequent classes. $60 members of Mooresville Artist Guild, $90 non-members. 704-663-6661. Restorative Yoga ó Adults-9:15-10:30 a.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 7. Children (age 7-12): 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 4. $10. 704-639-0606. email@example.com.Writer’s workshop ó 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Open to all writers, all ages, and all levels. Participants bring writings for constructive criticism. $5 per week. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Call Sam Post: 704-232-0923.Explore Wing Chun 1 ó 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14 or Oct. 17. $30 to participate, $25 to watch. Couples-$45 to participate, $35 to watch. At LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. Broad, simple introduction to Wing Chun “Kung Fu”, also called “Chinese Boxing.” Wear comfortable clothing. Students must be 18 or older. Advance registration only. Taught by Herbert Maier. firstname.lastname@example.org. 704-640-2140. www.wangkiuwingchun.com.Basic art classes at Cabarrus County Senior Center ó 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 18. $48. Instructor: Diane Overcash. Register in person at cneter-331 Corban Ave., SE, Concord, or call 704-920-3484.
Plein air oil painting workshop ó Oct. 22-26, taught by Mary Erickson. Limited to eight people. High Ridge Gardens in Marshville. www.highridgegardens.com, www.maryericksonart.com. 704-219-0391.Art classes at Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord ó Private lessons and classes for all ages. 704-784-1549. email@example.com.
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Trip to Renfro Valley, London, Ky. sponsored by Davie County Senior Services ó Oct. 24-26. Includes Charlie Pride concert, “Gatherin’ Mountain Gospel Jubilee,” Col. Sanders Cafe and Museum, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Cumberland Falls. Price includes hotel, breakfast and dinner. $369 double occupancy. $50 deposit. 336-753-6230.
Virginia Autumn Train Excursions ó Nov. 1 and 2 (two separate days) departing from N.C Transportation Museum in Spencer 7 a.m., scenic route to Charlottesville, Va. for shopping and dining, returns to Spencer 8 p.m. 704-636-2889. www.nctrans.org.This & That Big Band Dances ó 7-10 p.m. first Saturday of each month. Hurley YMCA. Music by The Hi-Liters. Bring a snack to share. $5. 704-636-0111. H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Health Fair 5K and Family Fun Run ó 8:30 a.m.-Family Fun Run, 9 a.m.-5K race, Oct. 18. N.C Research Campus and Village, Kannapolis, beginning at Campus’ Core Lab on Biotechnology Drive. Registration fees: Fun Run-$5 by Oct. 10, $8 Oct. 11-187, $10 on race day; 5K race- $15 by Oct. 10, $20 Oct. 11-17, $25 race day. To register, visit Parks and Recreation Offices at Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis or Kannapolis Branch YMCA or visit www.active.com.Mooresville Gallery Crawl ó 6-8 p.m., Oct. 10. Downtown Mooresville. 704-987-5117. www.mooresvilleartistguild.com.Jackie Torrence Storytelling Festival ó 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 11. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Features professional, local and young storytellers and musicians. Free. Refreshments. 704-216-8258.
Wooden Stone Gallery first anniversary ó Oct. 10 and 11. On Oct. 10, the following artists will be on hand for demonstrations and discussion: local “junk artist” John Morehead, painters David Rowland and Clyde Overcash, wood carver and furniture artist Jerry hartsell. Drawing for one of Morehead’s sulptures. The Amazing Maize Maze ó 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays until Nov. 2. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. $7-$10, free for 4 and younger. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.”Sesame Street Live-When Elmo Grows Up” ó 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 18; 2 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. $14-$23. 704-335-3100. www.ticketmaster.com.2008 Historic Mooresville Tour of Homes ó 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18; 1-5 p.m. Oct. 19. $12 in advance, $15 day of tour. www.historicmooresvilletourofhomes.com.Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.
Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Piedmont Area Moms ó 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Buffalo Wild Wings, 289 George Bay Court near Target in Afton Village. Awards for best costume by age group and best trunk. Games, 50/50 raffle. Public invited to decorate their trunk and participate. www.piedmontareamoms.com.Ghost Train Halloween Festival, Tweetsie Railroad ó Begins at sundown Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 1. 1-877-TWEETSIE. www.tweetsie.com.Scarowinds ó 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 10-11, 17-19, 24-26, 30-31. At Carowinds. Includes three new mazes. Carowinds www.scarowinds.com.Historic Gold Hill Ghost Tour ó 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25. Begins at Russell-Rufty Shelter in park. While waiting for tour, enjoy refreshments in Miner’s Hall and view video of the ghost documentary made in Gold Hill by the show “legend Hunters.” $5 adults, $3 children under 10. www.historicgoldhill.com. 704-279-7897.
Boogerwoods Howl-o-ween Spooktacular, 31st year ó Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1. Phaniels Church Road, Rockwell. New scenes this year: Snakeman, Booger Cemetery, Booger Diner, Tight Squeeze, They’re Coming, Jeepers; returning favorites include Club Booger, Boogerassic Park, Silo, Twister, Dr. Camacho, Splatter Room and Vortex, Booger Meat Packing and Mind Shaft. All proceeds to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Limited amount of tickets each night. www.boogerwoods.com. 704-855-7922.
Night life Alli’s All American Grille & Ale, 1504 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. ó Karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. 704-637-7160. www.myspace.com/funatallis.Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. ó Open mic night every Tuesday. 704-639-0604.The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Volatile Baby, $5 cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.Castaways, 119 N. Link Ave. ó 704-216-0130.Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó First and second Fridays: Jazz with PCS Trio. 704-636-0160.High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane óPrivate club for members and guests, memberships available. Dinner 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Fridays: shagging and deejay; Saturday: Top 40, country mix. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.Jokers Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. ó 704-636-2583.Tabu Bar and Lounge, 329 S. Church St. ó Tuesdays-movie night; 10 p.m. Wednesdays: open mic; 10 p.m. Thursdays-play “Rock Band” with projector and P.A. 704-267-6246. www.tabubar.net.Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.CONCORD
1st Round Draft, 929 Concord Parkway S., Suite A ó 9 p.m. each Monday: Open Mic, hosted by Jason Rimmer and Ashleigh Honbarrier of Nonsense Deep. All types of performers welcome, including full bands. www.myspace.com/1strounddraftsportsbar.WINSTON-SALEM
The Garage, 110 W. 7th St. ó 336-777-1127. www.the-garage.ws.CHARLOTTE
Amos’ Southend, 1423 Tryon St. ó 704-377-MUSIC. www.amossouthend.com. The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte ó www.visulite.com. 800-594-TIXX. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ó 1-800-594-TIXX. www.theeveningmuse.com.SinglesPiedmont Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. No joining fees, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.Highlighters Dance Club ó Doors open 7 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over. Dress code. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served 8 p.m. BYOB. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-548-9212. firstname.lastname@example.org.Piedmont Triad Singles Luau Dance/Party ó 8 p.m.-midnight second Friday. George Ks, corner of High Point and Holden Roads, Greensboro. End of summer dance party. Don’t put away your beach shoes yet. Come dance under the skylight to some summer beach, 70’s, 80’s music. Deejay playing groove music. Casual dress. Cash bar, ladies choice dances, $12. Door prizes. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. email@example.com.Charlotte Zodiac Club ó Second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m. 7:15 p.m.-line dance lessons with Chuck and Joy. Open to single, divorced, widowed or separated, 45 and over. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks provided. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code, no blue jeans or shorts. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. 704-853-0490. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.Home and garden
Call for artistsRowan Investment Company Arts-In-Education grants ó Three $1000 grants for artists and arts organizations working with with elementary, middle or high school students in Rowan County. Application deadline Jan. 16, 2009. Project must be completed by Dec. 31, 2009. For information, contact Rowan Arts Council, 704-638-9887. www.rowanarts.org.PERFORMING ARTSVISUAL ART
Mooresville Artist Guild is looking for qualified people interested in teaching art classes for children and adults. 704-896-9803.PHOTOGRAPHY The Blue Ridge Parkway and FRIENDS’ third annual photo contest ó Deadline Oct. 31. Winning entries published in FRIENDS newsletter, “High Vistas,” and monthly eNewsletters. For details, visit www.BlueRidgeFRIENDS.org.
Writers Fellowships from NC Arts Council ó Deadline for submissions: Nov. 3. www.ncarts.org.
AuditionsNC Shakespeare Festival’s “A Christmas Carol” ó Auditions for equity actors 1-5 p.m. Oct. 10, non-equity 1-5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 12. Details: www.ncshakes.org.Seeking vendorsNorth Rowan Elementary Winter Fun Festival ó Arts and crafts exhibitors sought for Dec. 6 event. Booth space $30. 704-278-3782.
ArtWaterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Through Nov. 8: “Earth and Sky” by Jonas Howard and Jeremiah Miller; “In Place: Memory and Movement” by Michael Simpson and Kathleen Burke; “Plein Air Carolina 2008.” “Wind Instruments,” outdoor sculpture exhibit by Mike Roig, in Stanback and Cook Sensory Gardens. Admission free. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. óCurrent work by artists Syed Ahmad, Whitney Peckman, Connie Baker, Michael Baker. 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Jazz music and art sale every third Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Current exhibit: “Through the Looking Glass-member Works.” Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and during special events. 704-245-2302. www.salisburyartists.org.Center for Faith and the Arts Galleries, 207 W. Harrison St. ó Open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-647-0999.Creators Gallery ó Exhibit of art by Stella Isenberg. Free. John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. Gallery open by appointment. 704-633-4333. Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó “Free and Untamed: A Wildlife Exposition” on display through Oct. 23. Includes gourds by Whitney Johnson Peckman. Cabarrus Art Guild’s juried exhibition through Oct. 16. 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org. Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord ó Exhibit of art by Dianne Overcash, inspired by travels to Costa Rica. Gallery open 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-784-1549. www.dianeovercash-paintings.com.Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartistguild.com.Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó Exhibit of paintings by Judy McNeill, through Oct. 24. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredellmuseums.org.Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó Asheville artist’s “100 Plates” exhibit through Oct. 17. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160. firstname.lastname@example.org.Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington ó Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. www.co.davidson.nc.us/arts.Davidson County Community College, Mendenhall Building, Lexington ó “Visions” works by eight artists including metal sculpture, oils, acrylics, photography and mixed media. On view through Dec. 12. Open during regular college operating hours. 336-249-8186.Merrill-Jennings Galleries, 463 S. Main St., Davidson ó 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 704-895-1213.Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro ó Exhibit continues through Oct. 30. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399. www.randolphartsguild.com.North Carolina Pottery Center fall exhibitions, Seagrove ó 336-873-8430. www.ncpotterycenter.com.The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte ó www.lightfactory.org. 704-333-9755.Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte ó 704-334-1177. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends” through Feb. 15; “Scene in America: A Contemporary Look at the Black Male Image” through April 5, 2009. “The Art of Affluence: Haute Coutre and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through spring 2010; “Jaguar:Power in the Ancient Americas” through Dec. 14, 2008; Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Admission also valid for Museum of Craft and Design on the same day. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó “Possibilities: Rising Stars of Contemporary Craft in North Carolina” through Nov. 30; “ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection” Aug. 16-Jan. 4. Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2000.McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem ó 7-9 p.m. Friday,, opening for “Seeing the City: Sloan’s New York” exhibit through Jun. 4. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $9 seniors, students with ID and children free. 336-725-5150 or www.reynoldahouse.org.
Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro, corner of Spring Garden and Tate Streets ó 336-334-5770. www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham ó “El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Phillip III” through Nov. 9. Adults $15, students and children $5, 919-660-1701. www.nasher.duke.edu/elgreco. Parks
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. ó Rowan Wildlife Adventures, home of black bears, bobcats, deer and other animals. Reptile center features 4,000 gallon Cheerwine Aquarium. Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, Miner Moose Gem Mine, playground, camping year-round, Hurley Splash Pad. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road ó Two ballfields, concession stand, lighted tennis courts, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, game room, shelters, playground. Event center has riding arena and judges tower. A 1.5 mile walking trail connects facilities. Old Ellis Schoolhouse includes game room, ceramics workshop, large dining room with fully-equipped kitchen. Programs include ceramics, karate, horse shows, T-ball, baseball. Therapeutic Recreation division for Rowan County Parks housed here. 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill ó Located in the heart of the Carolina Gold Rush Territory, the park is home of the Barnhardt Gold Mine, the first mine shaft in the US dug to a depth of 500 ft., and Randolph Gold Mine which was dug to a depth of 850 ft. Gold Hill became know as the richest mining property east of the Mississippi creating one of the first gold rushes in history. Along with the mine shafts, sites in the park include the Gold Hill Jail, c.1845, the restored Chilean Ore Mill c. 1824 (the only complete ore mill remaining in existence in N.C.), the Assay Office, the Bernhardt Log Barn, the Russell-Rufty Shelter, the Powder House and Gold Hill Pond. The barn and shelter are available for rent for formal and informal public use. Another area of interest is the Gold Hill Rail Trail for hiking and biking enthusiast. The park is open daily until dark. Free. Historic tours of the park are available by appointment. Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. ó Hiking trails, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, softball diamond, playground, Kerr Mill-1823 grist mill that houses a museum of early Americana, Alice Stanback Monument Forest. Open year round from 9 a.m. until dark. www.co.rowan.nc.us/parks/sloanMuseumsN.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer óMuseum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Train rides Saturday only, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó “North Carolina Militia: 1820-1850, The Eagle Spreads its Wings.” Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. ó 1819 Federal townhouse built by Jacob Stirewalt, which reflects lifestyle of affluent citizens of early 1800s; features period rooms with Hepplewhite and Chippendale furniture and some from Rowan County craftsmen. Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.Old Stone House, Granite Quarry ó Stately home built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766. Furnished with period pieces including local, North Carolina and Pennsylvania furnishings. Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó Exhibit of election memorabilia through Nov. 16. Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.
China Grove Roller Mill Museum ó Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.Concord Museum, 11 Union St. ó 704-782-3688.Davidson County Historical Museum, 2 South Main St., Lexington ó 336-242-2035. www.co.davidson.nc.us/museum. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte ó Family-friendly activities 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular admission is$6 adults, $5 students and seniors, $3 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Free admission Sundays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org. Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11-12: 27th Annual Folklife Festival and Craft Show. “Celtic Music Night”-5-8 p.m. Oct. 11, $12. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for children under 5. www.lattaplantation.org. 704-875-2312.
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó National Register Federal house built circa 1815, excellent example of backcountry NC federal period architecture. Originally part of a 911-acre plantation. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more $4 per. Guided tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale.org.Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road ó Focus on activities for ages 8 and younger. $5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2671. Discovery Place, Charlotte ó “A Day in Pompeii.” Interactive exhibit-“Flip It, Fold It, Figure it Out!” through Dec. 31. IMAX Theater: “Greece: Secrets of the Past.” “Dark Knight” extended through Vov. 1. Museum open 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.org.The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia ó Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday -Saturday , 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $4 adults, $2 students, seniors 704-866-6900 or email@example.com.Old Salem, Winston-Salem ó 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300 or www.oldsalem.org.The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh ó “Everyday Artistry” through June 2009. “A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans;” “Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera.” Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh ó Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit through Dec. 28. Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.
N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham ó Museum is science-technology center of lifelong learning for people of all ages. $8.50 adult, $6 children age 3-12; $7.50 seniors 65 plus or active/retired military; free for children age two and younger. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. ó Museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseumofws.org.Roundabout is updated throughout the week on our Web site, www.salisburypost.com. Look under “Lifestyle.”
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