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Roundabout: What's happening

Theater
‘Poochie,’ a new play by Sam Post — 7:30 p.m Oct. 20-22 at Looking Glass Artist Collective’s Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Tickets $10.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Poe’s Midnight Dreary’ — 8 p.m., Oct. 28-29, 2:30 p.m., Oct. 30, tickets $20, includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert and on Friday/Saturday evenings, a wine tasting. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Davidson Community Players present ‘Love Letters’ — Through Oct. 23, for age 13 and over, Pulitzer Prize nomintated play. 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!’ at Stage Door Theater — through Nov. 6: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m. Prices begin at $24.50. Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte. Tickets at 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts. org
Actors from the London Stage perform ‘The Tempest’ at UNC-C — 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3-Saturday, Nov. 5, Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, Black Box Theater, UNC-C. Five actors in Actors from the London Stage will play all 21 roles. Tickets $14, all students $6. 704-687-1849, www.performances.uncc.edu
Festival Stage of Winston-Salem presents ‘The Exact Center of the Universe’ — Nineteen performances from Oct. 21-Nov. 6 by local, regional and national theatre artists, Hanesbrands Theatre at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem, 209 N. Spruce St. Tickets $10-$37, 336-747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ — Through Nov. 6: An adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. CAST-NODA at 28 St, 2424 No. Davidson St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $18, reservations 704-455-8542, www.NCCAST.com
Hot Flash PlayersPerforming Arts Company presents ‘On Golden Pond’ — 6:30 p.m., Nov. 3-5 and 10-12, also 12:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 6. Presented as dinner theater at Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. Tickets $25 for dinner and play, 336-236-8007.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Paying Tribute’ — 8 p.m., Nov. 11-12;, 2:30 p.m., Nov. 13: A theatrical and musical celebration about and for our heroes, our veterans, told from the remembrances of those men and women. Adults $10, Veterans and children, $5. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Music & more
The Salisbury Swing Band — 8 p.m, Friday, Oct. 21: The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord•7 p.m.,Saturday, Oct. 22: Rocky River Vineyards, 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland•Feature vocalist Lonnie Carpenter, director Dr. Steve Etters, 704-637-4476, www.salisburyswingband.com
Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky performs with Baroque Orchestra Apollo’s Fire — 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26: A selection of rarely heard Vivaldi and Handel aria, tickets $36-$48, presented By Duke Performances, Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke University’s West Campus, www.dukeperformances.org
The Music of Queen — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: The Winston-Salem Symphony presents “We Will Rock You! The Music of Queen,” and “glam rock” costume contest; come dressed in a favorite Queen or other rock star costume, prizes given out at the concert. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets $15– $60, 336-464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
Piedmont Choral Society’s Old Fashioned Hymn Sing — 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13: Traditional, beloved older hymns and anthems, congregational singing, solos, small groups. Program attendees are asked to bring canned goods for Cooperative Christian Ministry. The program is free, an offering will be taken. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Community input requested: If you have a favorite hymn you would like to be considered for this program, contact 788-2000, or kayy2000@gmail.com
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — •Ronnie Milsap, Saturday, Nov. 5 •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.
Festivals
Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m.-dusk, rain or shine, Through Nov. 20. Music, dance, comedy, circus entertainments. Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road, between Concord and Huntersville. Advance tickets $19 adults, $9 ages 5-12, available at Harris Teeter. Tickets purchased at gate are $1 more, or print your own online at RenFestInfo.com, 704-896-5544.
Genesis Healthcare-Salisbury Center Fall Festival — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22: pumpkin painting, face painting, jumping bag, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and refreshments, raffles, door prizes, bake sale. Join the staff and residents at Salisbury Center. For questions contact the Recreation Dept., 704-636-5812.
6th annual arts and crafts fall festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, 704-213-0980.
11th annual Lighting Of The Fall Fires at Gold Hill — 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, $15 per person, limited number of advance tickets available now at village or 704-960-6457, 704 724-4998 or goldhillpreservationsociety@gmail.com
Halloween
PPT’s haunted theater — 7-10 p.m., Oct. 27-31, also 3-5 p.m. matinee Oct. 29. All tickets $8 available at the door. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 and 8:30 p.m., Oct 21, 22, adults $10, students $5, Meet at 130 W. Innes St., reservations and information 704-642-1734, boo@salisburyghostwalk.com
Historic Salisbury’s Haunted Trolley Tours — 7 and 8:30 p.m., every Friday-Saturday in October. One hour narrated trolley tour through Historic Downtown Salisbury begins and ends at the Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St., adults $15, students $12, 5 and under free. 1-800-332-2343, murguz@visitsalisburync.com
Forbidden Forest Horror Trail — Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 31 only. From dark-until. $13 admission, proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Concession proceeds go to the Michael Yang Foundation. 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. 704-223-2765, www.forbiddenforesthorrortrail.com
Community Fall Festival — 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26: Free hotdogs, drinks, desserts; also cake walk, hayride, bonfire, marshmallows, trunk or treat, corn toss, bingo. Wear costumes (nothing too scary). Community Baptist Church, 18 Carolina St., 704-636-0984.
Boogerwoods Howl-o-ween Spooktacular for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, 31: Five nights only. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. each day for that night only. Reviewed as one of the top haunts in the Carolinas. New scenes include Booger North Pole, Booger Express, The Asylum and more. Info at 704-855-7922, www.boogerwoods.com or www.boogerwoods.org
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville — Through Oct. 31: Fifth season, five scare zones with psycho clowns, the tragic bus, 3-D maze, corn maze. Also available Old Fashioned Night Time Hayride and Bonfire. Scarrigan Farms $20, Pumpkin Patch Hayrides $9. www.Scarriganfarms.com or Facebook.
Historic Gold Hill Ghost Stories Tours — Check-in 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct 29: Guided tours feature the tale of Aaron Klein and his beloved bride-to-be Elizabetth Moyle and the ghostly apparitions that appeared following his disappearance. $5 admission, under 6 free. 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Free outdoor concert — 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Stan Bobbitt Band with rock of the 70s, Halloween music. Downtown Mocksville under the Oaks on Main. Trick or treaters welcome, come dressed for the night, candy for the kids, bring chair and blanket. 336-909-2263, www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
Salisbury Ghost Walk Event and Wrenn House Paranormal Investigation — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Oct. 28, $25 per person. Reservations and details 704-213-4232, boo@salisburyghostwalk.com
The Halloween Train — Saturday, Oct. 29: The N.C. Transportation Museum hosts the Halloween Train full of friendly ghosts and witches handing out Halloween treats for the kids, followed by a trip to the Roundhouse full of Halloween goodies, coloring and miniature haunted house. Annual costume contests held on the Turntable at noon. 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, for schedule and fees 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Haloween carnival at JF Hurley FamilyYMCA — 5-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31: free for all ages, games, food, fun costume contest 1st-2nd-3rd prizes. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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. 1031 Highland Ave., 704-636-8134 to schedule tour.
NC Rowan County Anime Group cosplay contest— 1-5 p.m., Sunday , Oct. 30: Dress as your favorite anime, manga, vidoeo game character, for ages 10 and up. Salisbury Mall. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/NCRowanCountyanime/
Happy’s Farm Haunted Western Town — 5-9 p.m., Oct 30-31: Visit the saloon, tour the haunted hotel where visitors check in but don’t check out, walk through haunted geometric gardens, country candy store, horse rides, register to win a free tutoring Session or camp day in Happy’s jail gameroom. Donations only. 985 Parks Road off Mt. Hope Church Road, 704-279-5268.
TEAM Chevy scream contest and fall festival — 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Games for children and adults: paint a pumpkin, go fish, cake walk, palm readings, hay search, ring toss, face painting, petting zoo; snakes and spiders from Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury Fire Department trucks and smoke house. Throw pies in the faces of Sheriff Kevin Auten and Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins for $1. Live radio broadcast from the dealership, Jake Alexander Blvd. Halloween Scream competition, King/Queen, adults and children, male and female winner from each. Entry fee benefits the United Way. Hot dog and a Cheerwine for $1. Proceeds benefit United Way.
Ghost Tales in the Dark at Latta Plantation — Oct.21, 22: 8, 9, 10 p.m.: Candlelight tours, ghost stories. RSVP required, $12 per person, must be 10 or older. 704-875-2312 to register, www.lattaplantation.org Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, Huntersville. 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 29: Ghost Train[0xae] Halloween Festival. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook, Twitter @TweetsieRRGrandfather Mountain’s “Beary Scary Halloween” — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween activities included with regular admission, kids in costume get in at half price. Crafts, interactive bat program, ghost stories, costume contest, decorating pumpkins, creepy crawly critters program, owl encounter. Proceeds benefit renovations to the eagle habitat. US Highway 221, two miles north of Linville, one mile south of Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305. 800-468-7325, www.grandfather.com
This & That
Cartoonist Mark Brincefield speaks to Carolina Artists tonight — 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20: Mark Brincefield, cartoonist for the Salisbury Post (Mook’s Place) and a talented water colorist. The Carolina Artist program is open to the public. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Boundry St., 704-633-7862.
38th annual Carolina BalloonFest — Oct. 21-23: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children over age five, www.carolinaballoonfest.com
Rowan Public Library hosts exhibition — Through Oct. 31: Exhibit of influential Rowan County artist and art teacher, Carrie McCanless Hammer (1874-1957) and her students. 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8232.
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
Christmas Made in the South at Cabarrus Arena — Oct. 21-23. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults $6, children 12 years younger free. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 NC Hwy 49,Concord, www.cabarrusarena.com, 704-920-3976.
Artist signs books, order ahead — 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2: Waterworks exhibiting artist Michele Wood will sign copies of her new book, “I Lay My Stitches Down,” contact Waterworks 704-636-1882 or marketing@waterworks.org to reserve a copy in advance, book will not be available to the public until January, 2012.
Fundraisers
Gold Hill Alzheimer’s Walk — Saturday, Oc.t 29, registration begins 9 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m., Stamp Mill Café, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, contact Sandy Hickman, 423-967-4716, goldhillpreservaionsociety@gmail.com, www.alz.org
Faithful Friends second annual Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5: arts/crafts vendors, pet related vendors, door prizes, holiday raffle. bake sale. $1 adult admission, children free. F&M Trolley Barn, Downtown Salisbury. Shannon Moore, 336-782-6197, FFVolunteerChair@yahoo. com
The FootLoose Project — 6-8 p.m., Nov. 6: The theme of shoes as done by local artists on exhibit with silent auction for the artwork benefits Alzheimer’s Association Walk For The Cure. Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, Klumac Road. Through Nov. 10.704-603-2770.
Night Life
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 starting at 8:30 p.m. 704-638-9647.
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — Friday, Oct. 21: Karaoke with Mark Tomei • Saturday, Oct. 22: Ride for the Ta-Tas poker run, regisration at Fat Jack’s beginning 10 a.m., chicken plates available, band, 8 p.m.-until, no cover charge. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Friday, Oct. 21: Dueling deejays Ken McGee, Butch Mattox. Wednesday, Oct. 26: Band of Oz. Open Sunday for lunch, not open for Saturday 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, Oct. 20: Karaoke performance by Haley Foster. Bike Night 6-9 p.m. every Monday; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday; karaoke 7-close every Fri day-Saturday. 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.-midnight, Friday, Oct. 21: Gene Gene & the Blues Machine, $5 cover • 9 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22: Nineteen year old Brooke McBride performs Americana and country in the Singer/ Songwriter Series, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, Oct. 22: Adam Rose and Grace Abounds. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to 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.
Classes
‘What to do with a grocery store bouquet’ design club seminar — 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22: Bring your own bouquet. Cost $10, go home with finished pumpkin arrangement, chance of winning another one. Reserve a spot, space is limited.Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033. www.carolinalily.com
Metallic glamour Christmas design demonstration — 10:30 a.m. and noon, Saturday, Oct. 22: Making decorated packages – metallic glamour Christmas. Free. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739. www.piedmontfloralgalleries.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.
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 in the medium of your choice. In the studio or outdoors depending on weather. Instructor Phyllis Steimel. $85 (members $70), Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 to register.
Draw or Paint the Figure — Work from a live model each Wednesday 1-4 p.m., $5 hr, no instruction. Rail Walk Studio & Gallery, 409 N Lee St. Contact Rachel Lee, hare369@live.com
Ladies Night Out! Women and Wine Series — 6:30–9 p.m., Nov. 1 and 15: relaxed, no-stress classes, learn the basics of watercolor/pastel painting, go home with your own “masterpiece.” Art materials and wine provided. Nov. 1: “Watercolors and White Wine,” Nov.15: “Pastels and Hearty, Spicy Reds.” Phyllis Steimel instructs. Tuition $50 per session, (members $35. Register at 704-636-1882. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org
Classes at Waterworks — 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,” instructor Phyllis Steimel, $50/session ($35/session members). 704-636-1882 to register, information www.waterworks.org
Zumba fitness — •6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury in old YMCA gym on Fulton St. •6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church in Salisbury •6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, Hwy 150, o2bamom@att.net for details.
Line dancing — New classes begin • Absolute Beginner (no experience), 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 25, $5 • High Beginner/Intermediate (one or more years experience), 5 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 20, 27; $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 — Beginner or intermediate ongoing classes Tuesdays 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.
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 salisburyartists@gmail.com . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Oct. 21: Bingo with Jim Holshouser as caller. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish. Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club — First and third Fridays, doors open 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Singles 40 and over; $10 members, $12 guests. Non-smoking, dressy casual. Bring your own snacks. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-536-5561.
Film
‘Journey Into Dyslexia’ at SECCA — 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27: HBO2 documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond, question and answer session follows. Free, open to the public. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. kristin.ashley@ncdcr.gov
‘Forks Over Knives’ — 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, also National Food Day, events room of David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, NCRC. A feature film examining research of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Cornell University nutritional scientist, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, surgeon and head of Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Task Force, as they investigate the adoption of a whole foods, plant-based diet as way to treat and prevent some of the most common diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. NC Research Campus, 210 Oak Ave., Kannapolis, www.foodday.org
Appalachian film fest — Ninth annual Appalachian Film Festival accepting submissions for Feb. 25-26, 2012 festival. Entry forms and submission guidelines: www.appyfilmfest. com/pages/entries.htm or enter at www.withoutabox.com/ Christopher Lusher, 1-304-690-2500, cdlusher@gmail.com
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.
Call for artists
Deadline for 2011 Holiday Honor Card entries — Hospice of Davidson County accepting visual art entries for 2011 Holiday Honor Card featuring original artwork by Davidson County artists. Entries accepted through tomorrow, Oct. 21. Contact Renee Shipko, rshipko@hospiceofdavidson.org
Speakers and forums
UDC sesquicentennial lecture series presents author Chris Hartley — 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Hartley, author of Stuart’s Tarheels: James B. Gordon and His North Carolina Cavalry. United Daughters of the Confederacy commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. 704-637-6411, southpaws@salisbury.net
Dr. Sharon D. Raynor speaks at WVAC — 7 p,m., Tuesday, Nov. 1: In partnership with Rowan Public Library, oral history project “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans,” a powerful addendum to the exhibition “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam.” Free and open to the public. 123 E. Liberty St.t, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Home and garden
Garden Club discussion group — 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: How to put your Garden to Bed for the Winter; refreshments. Free, RSVP to reserve spot. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily.com
Art
Local artist showcase — 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22: Artists in an open showcase with music, light refreshments • Charles Barber (East Spencer), Art Reflecting Personal Harmony with Psalm 91:11 • Dennis Mial (Salisbury), Unique Observations of the Colors of Nature • Tamiko Patterson (Charlotte), Paintings with Unique Creativity for the Eclectic Worldin Which We Live • Del Perry (Mocksville), ThePerfectMarriage of Poetry and Photography with a Twist. A LittleSumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 W. Innes St., 704-245-6461, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. —Through Oct. 22: “Outside Inside:” Paintings by Rail Walk studio artist Jim Haymaker and Woodwork by exhibiting guest wood artist, Jerry Michael. New hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, or if the “open” flag is flying. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — “Imprints:” three exhibitions 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. Gallery hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Cauble Creek 2011 Artist Invitational — Nov. 4-20, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 1-6 p.m.; Reception Sunday, Nov. 6, 3-6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds during the final week will go The Landtrust of Central North Carolina. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Fall opening for two exhibitions at SECCA — 7-10 p.m., Nov. 3: Out of Fashion and Lilly McElroy, with an evening of music, food and live performances. Free admission, cash bar available. Contact: Mary Beth Johnson, 336-397-2106. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation. 250 years ago seventeen-year old Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz left her family to marry King George III. $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — ‘Sheila Hicks: Fifty Years,’ through Jan. 29, 2012. Same hours, admission as above. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through Dec. 31. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — Through Oct. 29: “Wild Fire,” “Remember Me as You Pass By.” www.ncpotterycenter.org
Trips
Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte — Nov. 11, $25 includes ticket and transportation, depart 9 a.m. from J.F.Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 -636-0111, Barbara Franklin.
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.
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — “At the Throttle”returns: drive a locomotive. Sessions on Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3, 10, and 17. $150 for each participant. Schedule rides at 704-636-2889 ext. 237 or sara.gettys@nctrans.org. Gift certificates available • See www.nctrans.org for regular 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. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. —Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. For special tours call 704-279-4979. Info: 704-279-5783.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to the armed services. At Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays. 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 old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — Ghost Tales in the Dark, Oct. 21, 22: 8, 9, 10 p.m.: Candlelight tours, hear real ghost stories. RSVP required, $12 per person, must be 10 or older. 704-875-2312 to register, www.lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815.www.historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, —
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m.704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — The Museum turns one year old with birthday festivities Oct. 22-23. Closed Mondays. $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 — $6 ages 2 and older; younger than 2 and members are free. Closed Monday. www.charlottenaturemuseum.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 is free. Charge for some special exhibits. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Noon–5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. $5 general admission. 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh —Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Free general admission. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org .
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — $10.85 adults; seniors, military, children discounted; age two and younger free. Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.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
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