Roundabout: What's happening
Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents “Comedy of Errors” — 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23, 24, 30, Oct. 1. Adults $10, students/seniors $8. Norvell Theater: 135 E. Fisher St., www.piedmontplayers.com, 704-633-5471.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents “The Women” — Sept. 29-Oct. 16, Ticket prices: $15/$12/ $10, satiric comedy by Clare Booth Luce, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Piedmont Players presents “Dreamgirls” — Oct. 6-8 and 12-15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Davidson Community Players present ‘Love Letters’ — Oct. 6-23, for age 13 and over, Pulitzer Prize nomintated play. 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
“The Addams Family” kicks off 2011-12 Broadway Lights Series at Ovens — Oct. 11-16, Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, tickets available at 704-372-1000 or BlumenthalArts.org
“Molly Sweeney” at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 29–Oct. 9, $10, 919-259-0812, deltaboystheater@ gmail.com . Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, www.burningcoal.org
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte “In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play” — Through Oct. 1; 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251 or www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org
West Side Story tickets now on sale — Performance dates Tuesday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 6. Tickets available at 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts.org
Music & more
“Route 66” at the Davis Theater tonight — 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22, $10, Footlights series opens at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/ davis-theatre.
Stanly County Concert Association season opener — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24: The Frank Love Orchestra. After retirement, local musician formed his own big band. Individual event tickets $20 adult, $10 student, reciprocal event for RCCA season ticket holders. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 704-986-3666, 26032 Newt Road #B, Albemarle, www.stanlyciviccenter.com
“Weekly Wine Down” at Old Stone Winery — 5-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30: live music with Joey Whitaker, no cover charge. 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. 704-279-0930, www.oldstonewines.com
45th Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Registration begins 4:40 p.m., Saturday Oct. 1•6:30 p.m. competition begins for Most Promising Talent. Band and individual competitions follow. New: vocal category. No registration ofter 6 p.m. East Rowan High School, US 52 S., 5 mi. south of Salisbury. Admission $8 adults, 6-12 $2, under 6 free. 704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439, www.GraniteQuarryFiddlers.com
The David Mayfield Parade atThe Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, $12 advance and DOS. CarolinaTix, PayPal, Music Today, 1-800-594-TIXX, 704-372-1000, www.theeveningmuse.com
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center announces lineup — •Rick Springfield, Saturday, Sept. 24• Air Supply,Saturday, Nov. 19 •Dwight Yoakam, Friday, Dec. 2• Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza starring the Chuckleheads — 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s “Happy Birthday To Us IV”, $10 before Oct. 1, $15 before Oct. 8, 20 DOS. 650 E. Stonewall St. Reservations at www.planetimprov.com
Last three days Rowan County Fair — through Sept. 24, between I-85 and Old Concord Road at 1560 www.rowancountyfair.org/home
State Fair — Oct. 13-23, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, concerts, fireworks, http://www.ncstatefair.org/2011
Lonesome River Band headlines Denton Bluegrass Festival — Sept. 22-24: Also, music by Michelle Nixon & Drive, Next Best Thing, The Bluegrass Brothers, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, Darrell Webb Band, The Snyder Family, Dave Peterson & 1946, Bill Yates and Friends, Goldwing Express, The Bartley Brothers, Big Country Bluegrass, The Beachley & Scott Band, Jr. Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Grass Cats. 1-800-458-2755 or 336-859-2755, www.farmpark.com
Around the World in a Day: UNC-C International Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24: Culture of more than 50 nations displayed in a marketplace setting followed by recital of vocal and instrumental art, music from around the world, 7 p.m. http://ifest.uncc.edu.
32nd annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2: Crafts, games, children’s area, Heritage Village, performances by Atlantic Groove, The extraordinaires, Jim Quick & Coastline, Mustang Sally. At Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800, www.dannicholas.net
Mocksville Four Oaks Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: Crafts, foods, story telling, crafts for kids, entertainment at Junker’s Outdoor Theater, free, bring a chair, 336-909-2263, www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Gates open 12:30 p.m., featured musicians 4-11 p.m., Oct. 15: Legendary women’s blues and jazz bands, $15. rowanbluesandjazz.eventbrite.com
This & That
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, Huntersville — Weekends through Nov. 6, open by appointment during the week – call for details. Admission ages 13+ $10, youth ages 5-12 $7. Children 4 and under free. www.ruralhill.net/ AmazingMaizeMaze.asp
Open Art Night — 5:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays. Sept. 27: Free, drop in, join other artists in a night of creativity, bring your own art or craft, supplies, personal beverage and snack. Before your first meeting, send your name, address, phone, email, and type of art or craft to firstname.lastname@example.org . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Art gallery and paranormal tours — Highland Avenue Art Gallery and More. Art gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, noon -6 p.m. Paranormal tours Monday-Saturday 8:30-10 p.m., reservations required: 704-636-8134, 1031 Highland Ave.
Open mike night — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23: Looking Glass Artist Collective hosts open mike night in their black box theater; free, all musicians invited to bring instruments along with microphones if desired; beverages available. 405 N. Lee St.704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
The Polka Dots at Salisbury Wine Shop — 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30: Second annual Oktoberfest party, music by The Polka Dots polka band 7-8 p.m., Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com
Big Band Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1: featuring The Hi-Liters, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ cook-off — Sept. 23-24: Free, bring a chair.Supports GodStock, Salisbury Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 87, The Folds of Honor Foundation. Raffles, food, vendors, entertainment, hot air balloon, kid zone, live bands, starting 6 p.m. Friday. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 704-638-6044, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
“A Night At The Opry” fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis — 7 p.m. Sept. 24: DC & The Chosen Few, Lynn Owsley, Dottie Jack, David Ridenhour, G.W. Saunders. Doors open 6 p.m., food, drink available. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.
GraceFest — 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24: Food, vendors, silent auction, music by Little Johnny Trailer Trash, the Hummingbirds, Big Break, CaLeb Hill, Yadkin River Theory. Advance tickets $25, $30 DOS, children free. Proceeds benefit Saving Grace Farm programs, 565 Trexler Loop, 704-223-0623, www.savinggracefarm.com
Scarecrows for Charity — Through September, local charities build scarecrows in the garden at Carolina Lily, visitors vote on their favorites, winning charity receives $500. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily.com
The Salisbury Swing Band — 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1: The Small Combo of the band in concert, Catawba College, Ketner Hall. Fund raising event for the Business College, all ages invited. 704-637-4476, www.salisburyswingband.com
Fall Fashionista Show — 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29: Models wearing fall colors and styles; partial proceeds go to Family Crisis Council of Rowan County. Wine, appetizers, doorprizes, drawing. Stitchin’ Post, 104 S. Main St., www.spgifts.com ,704-636-4121.
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — 7-10 p.m. every Friday: Handful of Dave. 704-639-0604.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — Live music Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8:30 p.m. 704-638-9647.
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — 8 p.m. until, every Friday and Saturday night: karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Friday, Sept. 23: Deejay Ervin Ellington. Saturday, Sept. 24: Darrell Harwood and the Kool Water Band. Wed. Sept. 28: The Holiday Band. Open Saturday, Sunday for lunch, Monday night football- 7 p.m. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 p.m. tonight, Sept. 22: Karaoke performance by Smiley (Carol Tysinger). Bike Night 6-9 p.m. Mondays; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; karaoke 7-close Fridays-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
The Shack, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 7-p.m., Thursdays: karaoke. 704-637-0500.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23: Galvin Crisp, Jr. with Herb Stephens, no cover • 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24: It’s both their birthdays: party performance by Justin Dionne, Andrew Hodges, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Friday, Sept. 24: Open mic night. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Free wi-fi. Public can jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: bluegrass jams. Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill.com . 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
Art Classes at Rail Walk Gallery — Oil painting, drawing instruction in the direct representational style for beginner and intermediate, studio and outdoors, small classes, framing and marketing tips, lots of extras, Tuesday or Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon or 1–3 p.m., $30 per session, price breaks on six classes. Also weekly figure drawing/painting sessions, live model, $5/hour, no instruction. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Info, material list, registration contact Rachel Lee 704-202-4467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Yoga This Weekend — Two free yoga events at The Blue Ewe Yoga Studio, Spencer: Saturday, Sept. 24, 3-6 p.m., Anne Waters, Melissa Feimster Lido, Whitney lead 108 sun salutations as part of worldwide Global Yoga Mala for Peace. Sunday, Sept. 25, 9-10:30 p.m. Melissa Feimster Lido leads Yin Yoga Workshop. Both suitable for most yoga students, free, open to the public, donations to Food for Thought encouraged. 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Register 704-639-0606 or email@example.com
All-day painting workshop — 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, ages 12 and up, beginners or experienced. Bring bag lunch, art supplies of your choice. In the studio or outdoors depending on weather. Instructor Phyllis Steimel. $85 (members $70), held at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 to register.
Fall classes at Waterworks — Fundamentals of Drawing with Ray Moose, six Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Sept. 13, $150 ($120 members) •Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Beth Wright, six Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Oct. 4, $180 ($150 members) •Black & White Photography with Wayne Wrights, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Sept. 15, $180 ($150 members) •Day-long painting workshop “Loosen Up” with Phyllis Steimel, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $85 ($70 members) •Women and Wine Series “Ladies Night Out”, Nov.1 “Watercolors and White Wine” and Nov. 15 “Pastels and Spicy Reds” with Phyllis Steimel, $50/session ($35/session members) •704-636-1882 to register, information www.waterworks.org
“Awakening to Life” class — 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 18: Designed to support the practice of mindfulness; wear comfortable clothes, bring cushion. Sponsored by Mindful Living of Salisbury and The Center for Faith & the Arts. Classes held at the Center for Faith & the Arts, lower level Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. $10 fee goes toward Church facilities utilization.
Zumba fitness — 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury in old YMCA gym on Fulton St.
Line dancing — New classes begin • Absolute Beginner (no experience), 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 4, 11, 25; $9 or $5 per lesson • High Beginner/Intermediate (one or more years experience), 5 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; $12 or $5 per lesson • Instructor Cheryl Kluttz, Rufty-Holmes Sr. Center, members pre-register 704-216-7714, instructor Cheryl Kluttz.
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Now accepting beginner or intermediate. Ongoing classes every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the studio of Patt Legg. One-on-one teaching methods of the Old Masters. $40. per 2 hour session, pay as you go. 704.232.6000, www.PattLeggFineArtStudio.com
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ongoing series, beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200 for eight sessions; ask about scholarships and sliding scales. Registration/materials: 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
Card Making Class at the Y — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m. $10, all supplies included. Call Terri Dockins 704-636-0111. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Watercolor classes at LGAC — Instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; Mondays 1-3 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon, $35 each 2 hour session or $180 for 6, materials provided except brushes; reserve space at firstname.lastname@example.org . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Free design demonstrations at Saturday Christmas open house — 10:30 a.m. and noon, Sept. 24: Williamsburg and Flower Shop Christmas. Free give-aways, light refreshments. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739. www.piedmontfloralgalleries.com
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16: Dance withCharlie Rivers deejay, $5 at door. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church behind CVS, Statesville Blvd. Covered dish, no joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Zodiac Club — Friday, Sept. 23, doors 7 p.m., band 8 p.m. Free soft drinks, water; snacks welcome. $12 guests, $10 members, join for $20 with free admission on the night you join. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-752-8824, email@example.com, www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society auditions — By appointment, Sunday, Sept. 25, for musicians who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Play a prepared piece plus sight-reading. For suggestions contact David Hagy firstname.lastname@example.org . For appointment: 704-637-4314, email email@example.com , or write Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, P.O.Box 4264, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145. See www.salisburysymphony.org
Old Courthouse Theatre “A Broadway Christmas Carol” auditions — 7-9 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. Three actors, one piano player, song parodies, breakneck pace. Performance dates Dec. 1-18. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre auditions — Saturday, Oct. 15 by appointment for Jack Goes Boating. Email director Paige Johnston Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. CAST is also seeking stage managers, running crew for this production. www.nccast.com. Actors may read scenes from the play or use a prepared monologue. 2424 No. Davidson St.
Call for vendors
Looking Glass Artist Collective’s Art and Fine Craft Holiday Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 12-13, for vendor application contact Cathy Matthews, 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway — Nov. 23-Dec. 31: Christmas light park and Christmas villages seeks arts and crafts vendors for Christmas Village. Materials coded for sale so vendors do not have to be on premises at all times. Information /application: Randall Barger 704-314-4711.
Asheboro 39th Fall Festival — Submit completed registration and fees to Randolph Arts Guild, PO Box 1033, Asheboro, NC 27204-1033. Download forms at www.AsheboroFallFestival.com . Booth fee until day of festival $100 as space allows. Event dates Oct. 1-2.
Call for poets
Registration open for national ‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition — NC high school teachers have until Friday, Oct. 14, to register, designed for high school students in grades 9-12 in public, private, home schools, culminating in national finals in Washington, D.C., May 13–15. Teachers register online through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, www.poetryoutloud.org. Questions: contact Banu Valladares 919-807-6502, banu.valladares @ncdcr.gov , www.ncarts. org/freeform
Ballet Magnificat! performance — 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1: Internationally known Christian dance company presents “Deliver Us,” the story of Moses, BC Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N. Main St., Mocksville. Tickets $15, 336-751-2503 for tickets and information. balletmagnificat.com
Speakers and forums
Distinguished Speakers Forum features Fidel Castro’s daughter — 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26: Fidel Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez shares her story. Reception follows. Free. Cone University Center’s McKnight Hall, UNC-Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd. 704-687-5323 or leadership.uncc.edu/dsfAn Evening with John Hart — 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29: Trinity Oaks Retirement Center hosts booksigning and interview with author John Hart, led by Deidre Parker-Smith, Salisury Post Book Page editor. Free, pre-registration at 704-603-9204 before Sept. 27 to reserve a seat. Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.
Meet Your Neighbor public forum — “Persons with Disabilities:” 6:30-7:45 p.m., Oct. 11. Presenters include Daina Frederick, Dr. Crystal Vail, Jane Jackman, Dr. Shanyn Aysta, John Mitchell, Wanda Foil, Monica Foster, Darryl Bolt. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection. Civic Center of Salisbury, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave.
“Honoring the Legacy, Embracing the Future: Public Policy Challenges Ahead” — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13: Eileen Hanson-Kelly, sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch, second floor Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. 704-798-2574.
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — “Making Arrangements” on display through Oct. 6; includes work by Syad Ahmad of Salisbury. 704-920-ARTS (2787), www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — 5-6:30 p.m., tonight: Waterworks hosts two receptions • Art for the Soul exhibition by residents of Abundant Living Adult Day Services, a new series offering creative opportunities which provide comfort, satisfaction, and an overall sense of well-being. Featured artwork includes photography, collages, sculptures, and paintings. Through Nov. 12 • The Arc of Rowan exhibition features works of art created by the children of The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program. Through Sept. 28 • “Imprints” through Nov. 19: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam,” Vietnam veteran Thomas L. Floyd’s lithographs and paintings in his work “Principles and Reality,” woodblock prints from Mona Wu • Free admission, donations appreciated. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through Oct. 22: “Outside Inside” Paintings by Rail Walk Studio artist Jim Haymaker and Woodcraft by exhibiting guest woodworker Jerry Michael. Open Saturdays 11am-5pm, or by appointment and any day you see the open flag flying. 704-431-8964 www.railwalkgallery.com
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Free admission Saturday, Sept. 24 for visitors who present a Smithsonian Museum Day Admission Ticket•Masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gilbert Stuart. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org
Ahlara Art Fair — Second annual Mooresville Ahlara Art Fair, Saturday, Oct. 8: artists, painters, potters, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, etc. www.ahlaraartfair.webs.com , 704-663-6343. 155 Joe Knox Ave, exit 36 off I-77, Mooresville.
Day trips across North Carolina — • Oct. 19: leaf viewing on Blue Ridge Parkway in Pisgah National Forest, $15, lunch not included, register by Oct.3 • Nov. 16: Biltmore House, tour gardens, dine at finest restaurant, take Christmas Candlelight Tour, $100, dinner and admission included, register by Oct. 7 • For 18 and older. Bus departs from Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis, payment is due on or before registration deadline. Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department 704-920-4343.
Annual fall mountain trip — Oct. 19: Fall leaves, farm market, heading for attractions in cherokee. Depart 7 a.m. from the YMCA, $50 transportation only. stop for breakfast snack; lunch, dinner on your own. Arrival time home, 8 p.m. J F Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 -636-0111.
“West Side Story” — $85 includes orchestra center seating for performance Nov. 1, transportation from YMCA to the Blumenthal, Charlotte. First deposit $40 due now, final deposit due Sept. 29. Barbara Franklin, J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C. — November 15-17: includes hotel, 2 shows at Palace Theater, Ripley’s Museum, meals, deluxe motorcoach transportation. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Bethlehem, Pa., The Christmas City — Dec. 7-9: includes hotel, meals, night tour of city, Moravian church, Moravian museum, shopping. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 29: Ghost Train[0xae] Halloween Festival. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook, Twitter @TweetsieRR
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Fall hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, 1–5 p.m., Sunday. Museum hours, train ride schedules are seasonal. See www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — “When We Fought Ourselves-1861-1865,”with local emphasis. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Exhibit: Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755–1808). Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. In the old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Free, open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — Fall Homeschool Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 28. admission $6 per person, 4 and under free, no RSVP necessary. 704-875-2312 to register, www.lattaplantation.org
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Through Oct. 13: Aerospace fun. Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — Admission $8 for adults and children age one and older, children younger than age one are free. 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.orgCharlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday noon–5 p.m.; closed Monday. www.charlottenaturemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage. Located on Town Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. www.towncreek. nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 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
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — A loan of ten works of Rodin from the personal collection of Iris Cantor. General admission $15, students, children, seniors, military discounted, children six and under free. www.ncartmuseum.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — Home of the Animal Discovery Zoological Park and OmniSphere Dome Theater. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com