Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2011

The 32nd annual Autumn Jubilee takes places Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dan Nicholas Park.
There will be crafts, games, a children’s area, the Heritage Village hands-on craft and artisan demonstrations, and live entertainment both days.
There will be music by Atlantic Groove, The Extraordinaires, Jim Quick and Coastline, One Road Home and Mustang Sally, as well as clogging demonstrations.
Admission is free, parking is free and food vendors will be on site. A shuttle will provide rides to and from the parking lot. Pets are not permitted at the festival.
Dan Nicholas Park is located at 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Call 704-216-7800 or visit
The Small Combo
The Small Combo of The Salisbury Swing Band will be in concert at Catawba College, Ketner Hall on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. This is a fundraising event for the Business College. For information, call 704-637-4476 or visit at
Catawba choral concert
The Catawba College Singers and Chamber Singers will present a wide repertoire of songs during their fall concert 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. This will be the first formal concert of the academic year for the Singers, who are led by Catawba’s new Director of Choral Music, Justin Hazelgrove.
From the 20-member Chamber Singers, selections to be offered include “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli; “El Grillo” and “Salve Regina” by Josquin Desprez; and “Jauchezet dem Herrn alle Welt” (Psalm 100) by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The 33-member Catawba Singers, which includes the members of the Chamber Singers, will offer “Rytmus” by Ivan Hrušovský; “Sicut Cervus” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; “Over Havet” by Dan Forrest, featuring soprano soloist Michelle Chaffee of Holly Springs; “Sure On This Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen; and “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” arranged by Moses Hogan. Pianist Jacob Hahn will accompany the Singers during the concert.
Hazelgrove joined Catawba at the beginning of this academic year. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and currently serves as assistant conductor of Bel Canto Company in Greensboro and interim director of choral music at Centenary United Methodist Church in Greensboro.
Bernie Harberts speaks
Bernie Harberts traveled with his mule, Woody (to be joined later by Maggie the Pony) and his camera 600 miles from the coast to the mountains documenting North Carolina’s rural culture.
Bernie will talk about his journey at Rowan Public Library’s Road Scholar program, part of the Centennial Celebration, on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St.
Hosted by families he and his mule Woody met along the way, Bernie has an extraordinary collection of local photos and recollections that could only be acquired by traveling at the speed of conversation. He will share slides, recipes, and lively stories.
A reception will follow, along with a chance to meet Bernie and talk more about his adventures. (He recently completed a journey across Tasmania on a ten dollar bicycle!).
For more, call 704 216-7732 or visit
FootLoose fundraiser
The FootLoose Project is an upbeat and creative fundraiser to support the Annual Rowan County Walk For The Cure (formerly called the Memory Walk).
From fine works of art to actual footwear whimsically remade, the theme of shoes as done by local artists will be on exhibit, and a silent auction for the artwork will raise funds to benefit the local Alzheimer’s Association Walk For The Cure.
An additional category this year will be photographs from local artists. Work can be three or two dimensional. All work should be delivered to the activity department Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks no later than Oct. 14 with an entry form. To request forms and all exhibit criteria, email For additional information call Brenda Zimmerman at 704-603-2770.
The Nov. 6 show and silent auction will be at Trinity Oaks Retirement Community on Klumac Road from 6-8 p.m. and will remain in place until Nov. 10.
TranqWool yarn crawl
TranqWool Knitting Provisions, 310 Mocksville Ave., is a stop on the third annual Charlotte Yarn Crawl that takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 9.
Participants wtih a Yarn Crawl Passport should have it stamped at 11 of 13 shops to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. In addition, TranqWool offers its own raffle with prizes from Blue Ewe Yoga Studio, Salisbury Wine Shop, Don Fortner, DM, Pottery 101, Fine Frame Gallery.
Visit Tranqwool Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and 7-8, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday Oct. 2 and 9, 1 -4 p.m. Call 704-431-4527 for more information.
Ballet Magnificat!
MOCKSVILLE — Ballet Magnificat!, an internationally known Christian dance company will be performing at the BC Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 North Main St. in Mocksville on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15. Call 336-751-2503 or go to for info and to view their videos. The husband of the lead dancer/ founder of the group is Keith Thibodeaux who played “Little Ricky” on the I Love Lucy show.
A Touch of Yesterday
CONCORD — The 14th annual A Touch of Yesterday festival is this weekend at Bost Grist Mill: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.
The Key City Boys will perform bluegrass music, and there will be door prizes, a pedal tractor giveaway, food and ice cream, demonstrations of a grist mill, quilting, blacksmithing, a farrier, antiques, flint knapping, Studebaker Club wood carving, gold panning, a kiddy tractor pull, basketweaving, hit and miss engines and more.
Admission is $5, those 5 and under are free. Bost Grist Mill is located at 14011 Hwy 200 , 704-782-1600,
‘Jazz Loft Project’
On Thursday, Oct. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests may pick up a copy of “The Jazz Loft Project” and meet author Sam Stephenson at a Literary Book Post event.
Beginning in the late 1950s, photographer W. Eugene Smith spent eight years documenting what happened at 821 Sixth Ave., a dilapidated, five-story loft building in New York’s flower district. Smith shot 1,447 rolls of film and made roughly 40,000 pictures, photographing the nocturnal jazz scene. He wired the building to record sound and made more than 4,000 hours of audiotapes, culminating in the “Jazz Loft Project, ”
The evening also features a live performance by the Ron Free Jazz Trio. Tickets are $10 at the Literary Bookpost, Rowan County Visitors Center and the Rowan Blues & Jazz Society.
The ticket price applies towards the purchase of the book and a portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Rowan Blues & Jazz Society.
The Literary Book Post is located at 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788,