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Ju-Taun ó 8 p.m., Oct. 8, benefit show for Relay for Life, hosted by Club Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St., $5 cover. Also performing for Blues and Jazz Festival Oct. 10, Downtown Salisbury. www.rowanbluesandjazz.com.

Meet the Festival Musicians ó 8-9:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Most of the musicians performing on the next day’s Blues and Jazz Festival will be on hand. Includes performance by Ju-Taun. Public invited, limited seating. Come and get your festival tickets to avoid lines at the festival. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org.

Bluegrass and Old-Time music by Mike Compton and Joe Newberry ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9. Presented by Charlotte Folk Society. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. Concert is followed by refreshments, song circle and jams. 704-563-7080. www.folksociety.org.
Organ performance ó Organist Matthew Brown will be performing periodically between 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., during OctoberTour.

Steve Martin performing banjo with Steep Canyon Rangers ó 8 p.m., Oct. 10. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Special guest: dave barry. Tickets start at $54. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Carolina Chocolate Drops ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15. McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Carolina Baroque, “Sacred Bach Cantatas” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16. Chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. $10 suggested donation. info@carolinabaroque.org.
Rowan County Concert Association presents Red Hot Jubilee Jam ó 3 p.m., Oct. 18. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-636-0181. www.rccamusic.com.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” community choral event ó 4 p.m., Oct. 18, St. Lukes Episcopal Church. Massed choir from area churches organized by Kay Wright Norman and Dr. Phillip Burgess. Soloists: Rebecca Stinson, Joe Judge, Teresa Moore, Quentin Woodward, Emil Foster. Accompanied by organist Matthew Brown and Phyllis Partee and ensemble of strings. Free. Reception follows in parish hall. 704-633-3221.

Paul Basler, horn artist, with Pfeiffer wind ensemble and concert choir ó 7 p.m., Oct. 20. Stokes Community Room, Misenheimer campus. 704-463-3182 or email

Salisbury Symphony, “Chasing Light” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Featuring works by Haydn, Schwantner, Nielson, and a clarinet concerto by Persis Vehar. Adult $20; senior $17; student $6; children $4. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org.

Michael W. Smith, “A New Hallelujah” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Joel Theatre, Winston-Salem. 336-725-5635. www.ljvm.com.

AC/DC Black Ice World Tour óOct. 25,Greensboro Coliseum. www.aeglive.com.Jewel ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, Knight Theater, Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Willie Nelson ó 8 p.m., Oct. 30. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. www.ticketmaster.com.
Styx and Reo Speedwagon with Night Ranger “Can’t Stop Rockin 2009” ó 7 p.m., Nov. 12. Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem. $31-$51. www.ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000.


OctoberTour Night Out in Downtown Salisbury ó 5-9 p.m., Oct. 9. Stores open late, music, food, car show, trolley rides, kids activities. 704-637-7814. www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com.

Festival on the lawn at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. ó Fundraiser for building fund this Saturday during OctoberTour. Corn hole, food, face-painting, cut-outs for photo opportunities.

Landis Elementary School Fall Festival ó 5-8 p.m., Oct. 9. Inflatables, dunking booth, face painting, cake walk, pumpkin painting, mechanical bull, photographs, food. Tickets $2 per booth. Unlimited jumping package $12 at door, $10 in advance. 704-857-3111.

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival ó Oct. 10. Downtown Salisbury. Bring a lawn chair. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org.

Carolina Renaissance Festival ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m..Oct. 10-Nov. 22. Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Discount tickets online at RenFestInfo.com.

Sacred Heart’s annual Oktoberfiesta ó 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Oct.16 – Award-Winning Louisiana Gumbo. The Catholic Daughters will be selling their Louisiana Turkey Gumbo on Friday October 16th from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. New location in Brincefield Hall. Dinners are $8. and include gumbo, salad and dessert. Quarts are $9. Free delivery for orders of 10 or more. Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oktoberfiesta at new church property, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, across from Isenberg School. Inflatables, children’s games, petting zoo, cake booth, food, raffle, 5K Run. 704-633-0591. 9th annual CC Fall Fest Bluegrass Festival ó 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 17. Cross Country Camp Ground, Denver. 803-328-3224. jsjohnson_@hotmail.com.

Lexington Barbecue Festival ó 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 24. Free admission. www.barbecuefestival.com.

Carriage Room First Annual October Fest ó Begins at noon, Oct. 24, in parking lot at 2141 Statesville Blvd. $5 includes food and entertainment-Cherokee 1-5 p.m.; Divided By Four 7-10 p.m. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing at 11 p.m. with proceeds benefitting American Cancer Society.


“Return to the Forbidden Planet” Old Courthouse Theater ó 8 p.m. Oct. 8-10, 16-17; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18. 49 Spring St., NW, Concord. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 children 12 and younger. 704-788-2405.

Piedmont Players Youth Theatre “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” ó Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.

Twin City Stage “The Shadow Box” ó 8 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10; 2 p.m. Oct. 11. 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Talk back discussions follw with cast and representatives from Hospice and Pallative Care Center. 336-748-0857. www.twincitystage.org.

Lee Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre” ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and 22-24. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Starring Craig Kolkebeck and Brian Romans. $10, seniors and students $8. leestreettheatre@gmail.com.

Classes at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. ó Beginning Watercolor, four individula workshops, 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 16, Oct. 20, Nov. 13, Nov. 18, $35. Must provide 15 x 18 piece of masonite or similar to tape the paper to, palette for mixing colors, assortment of brushes. Paper and paint are provided. To register, contact Cathy Matthews, 704-855-7952 or cat@catsfreestyleart.com.

Composite stone sculpture, No sculpting experience needed, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 or Nov. 17. $80-all materials provided. Bring bag lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. Reservations required for these classes. Call Cathy Matthews704-855-7952 or email cat@catsfreestyleart.com.
Performing with Ease: Alexander Technique for Musicians ó 7:30-9 p.m., Oct. 19. No strenuous movement involved. Instrumentalists invited to bring instrument, piano is available, vocalists also welcome. Dress for comfort. $5. Led by Missy Barnes. 704-638-6493 or email
Creative Writing 101 ó 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10. For information, contact Diannia Baty, 704-213-7456.
Free trial belly dance class by Kalima Tribal, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 19. The next session of regular classes begins Monday, Oct. 26. Contact KalimaTribal@carolina.rr.com.

This & That
Historic Salisbury Foundation 34th OctoberTour ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 10; 1-5:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Eight homes on tour. Civil War living history encampment, musicians, artists, Bank Street Cafe, free trolley service. $16 in advance, $20 day of tour. Member and group rate: $13. Children $10. 704-636-0103. www.historicsalisbury.org.

Oyster Roast to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan ó 6:30 p.m., Oct. 17. Castaways Seafood and Oyster Bar, 119 N. Link Ave. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 day of event. Tiki bar, door prizes, corh hole tournament. 704-216-0130.

N.C State Fair, Raleigh ó Oct. 15-25. www.statefair.org.

NC Rowan County Anime Group ó Meet at 5:35 p.m., Oct. 17 in front of Books-a-Million to go to meeting location at 5:50 p.m. twill1962@yahoo.com.
Community Free Clinic 2009 Harvest Homes Tour, Concord ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24; 1-6 p.m. Oct. 25. Featured: home of Mike and Sherri Bradner, 3565 Trinity Church Drive. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 704-782-0650. www.CommunityFreeClinic.org.

Sesame Street Live-“Elmo’s Green Thumb” ó Nov. 12-15 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Halloween & Fall
Boogerwoods Haunted Trail 2009 ó Oct. 23, 24, 29, 30, 31. Proceeds donated toward cure for Cystic Fibrosis. www.boogerwoods.org. 704-855-7922.
Halloweenies Dress-up Dog Parade to benefit Faithful Friends ó 10:30 a.m., Oct. 24. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road. Entry/donation fee-$10 minimum. Prizes for best couple (owner and dog) purtiest, funniest, and best overall. Best overall winner will have a $100 donation made to Faithful Friends in their honor and get a $50 gift certificate. 704-639-0033. www.carolinalily.com.
Carowinds’ new Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast ó Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. Paladium Amphitheater. “Scream-free” family option. www.carowinds.comForbidden Forest ó Begins at dark Oct. 22-24 and 29-31. Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. $12. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 704-2243-2765. www.forbiddenforesthorrortrail.com.
Trunk or Treat at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church ó3-5 p.m. Oct. 24. For all ages. Includes games, hay ride, crafts, food. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze ó 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 1. 4431 Neck Road, off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. $10 ages 13 through adult; $7 ages 5-122; free age 4 and under. “Flashlight Mazes” 7-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 23, 30-$15 ages 13+, $10 ages 5-12. Bring your own flashlight. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

Ghost Tales and Ghost Hunts at Latta Plantation ó Ghost tales: 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, RSVP required, $12. Ghost hunts: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Oct. 30-31, RSVP required, $60. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312, ext. 301. www.lattaplantation.org.
Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock ó 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31. Includes debut of Freaky Forest. www.tweetsie.com.

“Scare on the Square” in Raleigh ó 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 17. Spooky tours of State Capitol, carriage rides, bluegrass music. Free, but registration strongly encouraged. 919-733-4994.

Clifford’s Howl-lo-ween Party ó 9-11 a.m., Oct. 31. Childrens Museum of Winston-Salem. Registration required. $10. www.childrensmuseumofws.org.

Speakers & forums
Meet Mike Minter ó Former Carolina Panther, motivational speaker, business owner, speaking 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Carson High School. Followed by reception and book signing. 704-642-0700. www.educaterowan.org.
Music of Kenya ó Lecture by Fulbright Scholar, composer Paul Basler. 10 a.m., Oct. 19. Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, Pfeiffer University. Free. 704-463-3182.

Night life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Midlife Crisis, no cover; 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday: jazz guitarist and vocalist John Sharp, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. ó Open mic 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting 9:30 p.m. Performers of all types welcome-sign up as you arrive. 704-637-6047. www.thebrickstreettavern.com.
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 Oct. 9: deejay Steve Carter; Oct. 10: The Aristocrats. Monday Night Football specials. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Oct. 17 and 24: 4-Given Souls. 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.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Oct. 9: Kelly Loflin, local praise and worship singer, will have program.No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó 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. ssendecki@aol.com.
Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 16. George Ks, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive (corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay playing 70’s/80’s, beach music, top 40, swing music. Cash bar, door prizes. Casual dress. Ladies choice dances, $12. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. peggy15311@bellsouth.net.
Zodiac Club ó Oct. 9: Colours;, line dancing with Chuck and Joy at 7:15 p.m. 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 taylorbt@msn.com. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

Call for artists
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.

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, Charlotte, auditions for “Our Lady of 121st Street” ó Auditions begin 1 p.m., Oct. 11. Show runs Jan. 7-Feb. 6. Actors must be familiar with the script, know what roles they intend to read, and make an audition appointment. Contact Michael Simmons-mrsvictory@carolina.rr.com or 704-455-8542.

Seeking vendors
North Rowan Elementary Harvest Festival ó Arts and crafts exhibitors sought for Nov. 21 event. Booth space $30. 704-278-3782.

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 Gallery open whenever the “open” flag is out. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.

Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó 704-633-ARTS. www.salisburyartists.org.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó Exhibit of paintings by Statesville artist Amy Queen. 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.
Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Artoberfest 2009, through Oct. 29. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.
Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó Exhibit of pastels and collages of Betty Powell, on exhibit through Oct. 30. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredellmuseums.org.

N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” Train Oct. 9-11(www.christmascaroltraintour.com). 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 “V for Victory: Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue,” displaying WWII items. 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 Oct. 11: “Histories and Mysteries” storytelling opn house, free. 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.

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.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11: Folklife Festival and Craft Show. 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.

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