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This & That
Moonlight kayak trip ó 6-10 p.m., Sept. 4. Sacred Grove Retreat/Bed and Bike Inn, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. $99 includes guide, kayak rental, wine and cheese reception. Lodging available for additional cost. 704-463-0768. www.sacredgroveretreat.com.
Sasha’s Birthday Celebration at Stitchin’ Post ó 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 5. 104 S. Main St. Give-aways, drawings, prizes, birthday cake. Bring a bag of pet food for the Faithful Friends Animal Shelter and receive a gift. 704-637-0708.
Fire Apparatus Show ó Sept. 12, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. Parade of fire trucks at 9 a.m. in Downtown Spencer, judging of trucks at 10:30 a.m., awards at 2:30 p.m.. Sponsored by Spencer Fire Department Auxilary. Food available. Bring lawn chair. Free.
5th annual Potters Market Invitational ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 12. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Holiday open house and free design class at Piedmont Floral Galleries ó 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 12. Design class in seasonal trends is 10 a.m.-noon. 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.
Open House Fun Dance with Cardinal Squares ó 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 15. City Park recreation Center, 315 Lake Drive. 704-633-9555.
“The Search for Life: Are We Alone?” at Horizons Unlimited, Woodson Planetarium ó 5 p.m., Sept. 19. 1636 Parkview Circle. Tickets may be purchased between 4:30-5 p.m. $3 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 704-639-3004.
Laseropolis at Horizons Unlimited ó 7 p.m., Sept. 19, rock laser experience, collection of songs from REM, Nirvana, No Doubt, Creed, Pink Floyd, at Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle. Tickets may be purchased 6:30-7 p.m. day of show. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger. 704-639-3004
Southern Women’s Show ó Sept. 17-20, Charlotte at The Park. www.southernshows.com.
Big Band Dances ó Next dance Oct. 3, 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.
NC Shakespeare Festival2009 MainStage season: “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ó Sept. 5-Oct. 4, The High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. www.ncshakes.org.
“Seussical, the Musical” Theatre Charlotte óSept. 10-27. www.theatrecharlotte.org.
“A Chorus Line” ó Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Belk Theater, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Music and more
Matthew Brown organ recital ó 4 p.m., Sept. 6. Pfeiffer University Chapel, Misenheimer Campus. 704-463-3040.
Drumming in the Yurt ó3-5 p.m., Sept. 6. Drum circle led by Dr. Saleef Kafajouffe. Bring you own instrument, or rent drum for $5. Sacred Grove Retreat, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. 704-463-0768. www.sacredgroveretreat.com.
2009 Charlotte Jazz, R&B and Soul Festival ó 7-11 p.m., Sept. 5. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Dress to impress. www.ovensauditorium.com.
“The Patsy Cline Show”-Rowan County Concert Association ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Opener: the A Cappella Fellas from Charlotte at 7 p.m. Tickets: adult $20, student (18 and under) $5 704-633-1474. www.rccamusic.com.
Charlotte Folk Society-blues artists Andy Cohen and Walter “Wale” Liniger ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Caharlotte. Free. www.folksociety.org.
Charlotte Symphony: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto ó 8 p.m., Sept. 11-12. Yuja Wang, piano. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $15-$77. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Tea Leaf Green ó 9 p.m., Sept. 11. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. $13 in advance. 704-372-1000.
Angela Easterling ó Sept. 12, 7:30 (potluck dinner at 6 p.m.) at the Bed and Bike Inn, 15750 Matton Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. $15 suggested donation. Call Ellen at 704-463-0768 to register. www.bedandbikeinn.com.
Tosco Music Party ó 7 p.m., Sept. 12. CPCC Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Av., Charlotte. $8-$15. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
20th Annual Founders Day Celebration, Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó Sept. 26. begins 9 a.m., parade 10 a.m. Arts, crafts, heritage exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, food, Civil War encampment.www.historicgoldhill.com.
La Fiesta de Rowan 2009 ó Noon-6 p.m., Sept. 26. Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Sponsored by Salisbury Rowan Hispanic Coalition. 704-638-2168.
“Tribal Frolic” bellydance performance ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12. Featuring dancers of Kalima Tribal, Torque, Studio 318, Midnight Magnolias and Abu Zouz. In Black Box theater at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Admission $10 at door.
“Once Upon a Time” North Carolina Dance Theater ó 2 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $20-$62. 704-372-1000.
“Ballet, Ballroom and Bluegrass” North Carolina Dance Theater ó 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17-19. Bonnefoux’s “Shindig” with a live bluegrass band; Twyla Tharp’s ballroom dance masterpiece, “Nine Sinatra Songs;” Alonzo King’s MAP. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $20-$74. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Modern Film Fest ó Sept. 25-27, Gem Theater, Kannapolis. Includes 15 films. Friday: $14; Saturday and Sunday: $17.50; all weekend: $42. www.modernfilmfest.net.
“Tribal Sampler” belly dance workshops ó 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Classes sample a variety of skills in tribal and tribal fusion belly dance. $15 per class, or $50 for four classes. Evening performance “Tribal Frolic” $10 at door. email@example.com.
Composite Stone Sculpting ó One-day workshops 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m. in China Grove with artist Cathy Matthews. Choose from these dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23. Cost: $95 includes materials, lunch and snack, $40 deposit per person. Bring five people, and yours is free. See “Classes” section at www.catsfreestyleart.com for more information and photos of previous workshops or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gift certificates available. 704-855-7952.
Social dance lessons ó 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 3-Oct. 8. Six-week swing session, beginners start at 6:30 p.m., more experienced at 7 p.m. City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive. $30 singles, $50 couples. Instructor: Diana Moghrabi. 704-638-5295. www.salisburync.gov/pkrec.
Out of the Drum We Come-Level II ó 1-4 p.m., Sept. 5. Drumming workshop led by Dr. Saleef Kafajouffe. $49. 704-463-0768.
“Earrings are fun and easy to make” ó 2-5 p.m., Sept. 13. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Taught by Ann Cooper. $20 includes all materials you need to leave with your first pair of earrings. Preregistration required:
Introduction to the Art of Mosaic ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 12, 116 E. Council St. Instructor: Robert Crum. $150. For adult beginners. All supplies, tools, light lunch provided. Payment must be received in advance to reserve spot. 704-797-0364.
Not Just Country line dance lessons ó Beginning Sept. 14 at Salisbury Parks and Recreation at City Park. Classes on Mondays. Easy beginner: 11 a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m.; Hi Beginner: 7-8 p.m. Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. To register call 704-216-2708.
Classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shopó Introducing three new beaded Christian symbol designs. Beginner level: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17; intermediate: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 18; advanced: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 19.
The Laughing Sky Writer’s Workshop ó 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 14 at Laughing Sky Books, 123 E. Innes St. $50. 704-314-0098. email@example.com.
Tweetsie Railfan Weekend ó Sept. 12 and 13, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock. Marks 90th anniversary of train service to Boone. Two different train rides.
Daniel Boone Days Music and Culture Festival, Boone ó Sept. 4-5. Symposium on Friday followed by wine dinner with Fess Parker. Saturday-full day of music and activities in the Horn in the West amphitheater. Tickets $16 in advance, $20 at gate. Special family ticket $20 per car between 1-3 p.m. 828-264-2262. www.danielboonedays.com.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Dry Run Bluegrass Band, no cover; 9-11 p.m. Saturday: jazz guitarist and vocalist John Sharp, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Deejay every Friday, no cover. 704-279-4286. www.myspace.com/dirtywatersaloon.
E.H. Montgomery General Store ó 7 p.m. Fridays: Community Night with bluegrass jam, Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill. com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó Open 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Sept. 5: Conviction Notice. 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.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. ó 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Momentary Prophets and The Lightning Bugs, folk and world music, $5 at the door. 704-633-ARTS.
Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 106 N. Main St. ó 7-9:30 p.m. Friday: Sam Havens, flamenco guitar. 704-212-7044.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub, 117 E. Innes St. ó 10 p.m. Saturday: Bluehabit band. 704-633-3750. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ó 10:30 p.m. Saturday: Salisbury band You Tonight headlines, with Knock Out Roses and Hot Lava Monster. 1-800-594-TIXX. www.theeveningmuse. com.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Sept. 4: group discussion, planning meeting, covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó Sept. 4: Magic, casual dress code. First and third Fridays. 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.
Zodiac Club ó Friday: Looks EZ. Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m., live band starts 8:30 p.m.Open to mature singles over 40. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code-upscale casual. Smoke-free. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. Call 704-752-8824 or contact email@example.com. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Call for artists
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, new members welcome óNew members accepted through Sept. 8. Open to age 16 up. Rehearsals Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church in Salisbury. No audition-just show up this Tuesday. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band ó Accepting new members for fall season. Rehearses 7 p.m. Thursdays, fellowship hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St., Kannapolis. Intnded for adults, but students accepted under special conditions. Must be able to read music and play wind or percussion instrument. 704-425-3508.
Bluegrass musicians ó Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Poets are needed for Jazzy Art and Poetry Nights, 5-7 p.m., second Thursdays, sponsored by Rowan Arts Council, located in Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 413 N. Lee St. Call 704-638-9887.
20th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day Celebration ó Sept. 26. Accepting space requests for arts and crafts, black smithing, tin smithing, wood carving, soap making, weaving and other heritage home demonstrations. 704-279-5674. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.
N.C. Turkey Festival, Raeford ó Arts and crafts vendors welcome to apply for festival being held Sept. 19. Homemade items only. www.ncturkeyfestival.org. 910-904-2424.
2nd Annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Sale ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. 8×8 booths available, $45 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Call Jacqui, 704-633-5107.
Twin City Stage “Smoke on the Mountain-Homecoming” ó Auditions 7 p.m., Sept. 14, Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Roles for three women, four men, ages 18-60. Must play at least one musical instrument, bluegrass and gospel. Production dates: Nov. 6-22. For information call 336-748-0857×201 or visit www.TwinCityStage.org.
“Shakespeare to Go” touring company ó North Carolina Shakespeare festival is seeking non-equity company of two women and four men, to perform 60-minute productions of “Hamlet” and “Taming of the Shrew” for schools. Auditions 2-7 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 807 W. Ward Ave., High Point. Details and appointments: 336-841-2273.
SCarowinds ó Carowinds needs to fill more than 450 positionsfor their “Halloween Haunt.” Auditons for performance roles and interviews for others Carowinds Employment Office every Thursday and Sunday, 5-8 p.m. Must be 16 or older. www.scarowinds.com.
Oktoberfest, Hickory, seeking musicians between ages 13-20 ó Festival is Oct. 9-11. Teen bands will be selected to play on stages Friday and Saturday nights. Send CD, bio and photograph to HDDA, PO Box 9086, Hickory, NC 28603. 828-322-1121. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.
Asbury Church bazaar, Huntersville ó Seeking craft vendors for Oct. 23-24. Vendors may set up Oct. 21 and 22. One day table rental $25, two days $35. Asbury Untited Methodist Church, 11724 Asbury Chapel Road. 704-293-3307. email@example.com.
20th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day Celebration ó Sept. 26. Seeking applications for arts and crafts vendors. 704-279-5674. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó 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. ó 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó “A Mutual Passion” works by Patt Legg and Sharon Forthofer. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and whenever the “open” flag is out. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and during special events. 704-633-ARTS. www.salisburyartists.org.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó “For Real? Art of Deception” through Oct. 10. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord ó Gallery open 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-784-1549. www.dianeovercash-paintings.com.
Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó “UnNatural Light,” a retrospective of photographs by Stanly County resident Jack Burgess on display through Sept. 24. Reception: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 11. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 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 “American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: the Bresler Collection.” Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, free hours Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem ó”The Stieglitz Circle: Beyond O’Keefe.” 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.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. ó 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road ó 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill ó Historic tours available by appointment. Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. ó www.co.rowan. nc.us/parks/sloan.
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Train rides Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 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 Harter Postcard exhibit and “Hats, Handbags and Hankies.” 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 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 Open 1- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó Museum 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.
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó 19th Century Living History Interpretations and educational tours weekends April-October and weekdays by appointment. Interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Village merchants and interpreters dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó Sept. 5 and 6-“Victualling the Troops,” field cooking techniques demonstrated 11:30 a.m. both mornings of weekend encampment. A Divine Service will be held Sunday morning at 11 a.m. 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
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.
Discovery Place, Charlotte ó “Adventures in Wild California” opens in IMAX Theater on Sept. 8. Museum open 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.org.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.
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.
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