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Joe Robinson Jazz Band to perform Nov. 7

The Rowan Blues and Jazz Society is hosting Sponsors and Friends of RBJS Appreciation Night, featuring the Joe Robinson Jazz Band.
This event will be held Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St., located at the corner of Kerr and Lee streets in the Rail Walk Arts District.
This event is free to the public, but those attending are asked to RSVP. Reservations may be made via phone at 704-636-2811 or by e-mail to rbjs@carolina.rr.com by Nov. 4.
Carowinds open Nov. 1
CHARLOTTE ó Carowinds is extending its season an extra day by opening on Saturday, Nov. 1 for both Carowinds (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and SCarowinds (7 p.m.-midnight).
On this day, guests can buy one full price adult admission and get one free when any Coca-Cola product is presented at the gate.
For more information, visit www.carowinds.com.
Pfeiffer concert
MISENHEIMER ó The Pfeiffer University Wind and Chamber Ensembles will present their annual fall concert featuring traditional and new band works with an international flair, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Campus Theatre (third floor of the Administration Building) on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
The ensembles are directed by Ed Kiefer, assistant professor and director of instrumental music at Pfeiffer.
Also, Dr. David Kirby, assistant director and associate professor of music at Pfeiffer, will conduct an original work entitled “Festal Scenes,” a piece also based on traditional Japanese folk melodies by Japanese composer Yasuhide Ito.
For more information, call 704-463-3182 or contact david.kirby@pfeiffer.edu
Holiday House
KANNAPOLIS ó Don and Peggy Wagstaff are hosting the Cabarrus County Community Free Clinic’s annual Holiday House at their Kannapolis home.
The annual fundraiser takes place Nov. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Wagstaffs’ home, 2898 Loch Erne Ave. in the Village at Kellswater Bridge.
The nonprofit clinic is a collaborative effort between volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, social workers, lab technicians, United Way and Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.
The Wagstaffs’ home has been decorated by Amy Lomax Tarlton of On Spring and Buffalo.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You must get advance tickets before Nov. 7 at On Spring and Buffalo; the Free Clinic, 528-A Lake Concord Road, Concord; Kellswater Bridge development office/sales center; or Village Blossom.
Tour hours are:
– 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15.
– 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16.
For ticket information, call Tori Ellison at the Free Clinic, 704-782-0650, ext. 228, or go online to www.communityfree clinic.org.
PFLAG soiree
Salisbury/Rowan Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) along with presenting sponsor Food Lion will host the chapter’s second annual 2008 Autumn Soiree, its major fundraiser to benefit the chapter’s scholarship foundation, on Nov. 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., in downtown Salisbury.
Last year’s inaugural event hosted 180 guests and allowed the chapter to award two $1,000 scholarships for academic year 2008-2009.
Once again, this year’s event will be a silent auction, with food, beverage and entertainment. Chef Tyler Williams and his staff at “Fude for Thot” will provide the catering service and the evening will feature the comedy of Little Tuna and music by The Craven Moorehead Band. Many local businesses, artists, members and friends have donated unique items for auction this year.
“Depending on the success of our 2008 Soiree, we will be adding one or two new scholarships for academic year 2009-2010,” said Margaret Basinger, chair of the Scholarships Advisory Committee.
The new scholarship will be named the Linda Ketner Community Service Scholarship, named in honor of Rowan County native Linda Ketner.
“Linda is such a champion of diversity, not just for the GLBT community, but for all who are impoverished and oppressed. We are grateful she allowed us to honor her in this way,” Basinger said.
The public is welcome. Dress is casual and the cover charge is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at The Shop at Looking Glass Artist Collective, Critters or Wooden Stone in downtown Salisbury, or by calling 704-699-7893.Asheville Film Fest
Cynthia Dane, the daughter of Beryl Wilson of Woodleaf, is starring in a film that will screen at the Asheville Film Festival, coming up Nov. 6-9.
Dane stars in “Soulmates,” playing the role of Claudina. The film is directed by Tom Flynn.
Soulmates will be screened at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Fine Arts Theatre Upper.
In the film, Barry, a hapless couples therapist with a lot of heart and no talent, goes on a blind date only to find that his date is Claudina, a strange old hag with an overactive libido. After a series of strange paranormal events, Barry must rely on his shoddy couples-therapy skills to make it through the night with his body and soul intact.
For more information about the Asheville Film Festival, go to www.ashevillefilmfestival.com.

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