Roundabout What's Happening Oct 11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween & Fall
The Maize at Patterson Farm – Two-acre maze of sorghum, also hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, pig and duck races, cow-barrel train rides, hop-along bouncers, make-and-take scarecrows, pony rides, hay-bale maze, tractor tire mountain, pumpkin bowling, a hay-bale tunnel, corn pit, tomato slingshot, rope maze, coloring coop. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays; 12:30-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 10. 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla, $8-$12 per person, depending on activities.
Halloween Carnival at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA – 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31: free to all ages, costume contest with first-second-third prizes, BamBam Petting Zoo, bat cave, inflatables, food and fun, haunted trail.
Spencer Haunted Trolley – 8 p.m., Oct. 12-13: Hear history and ghostly tales of one of NC’s oldest railroad towns, see historic Southern Railroad Spencer Shops at night, hear stories about the apparitions that have been seen by railroad men and visitors. Tours meet at Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., reservations recommended, $12 adults, $8 students. 704-762-9359 or • Salisbury Wine Shop presents wine and craft beer tasting at the Doll and Toy Museum after the Trolley ride, $25 per person, proceeds benefit the museum. Reservations required.
Statesville’s Regal Corn Maze – Weekends through Nov. 11. Giant cookie design celebrates Oreo’s 100th birthday. Also bull roping on fake bull heads, giant sling shot, Regal Rodeo bouncy ponies. $5-$15, information at 704-348-1648,
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze -Weekends through Nov. 4. Seven-acre corn maze in Huntersville. Also: family friendly flashlight mazes, 265 acres of historic site, hayrides, corn-hole, mini-mazes, picnic areas, hiking trails, pick a pumpkin. $10, ages 5-12 $7, children 4 and under free.
Salisbury Ghost Walks – 8 p.m., each Friday-Saturday through October including Halloween night. $10r adults, $5 students. Meet at the Old Post Office downtown, walks last about an hour and a half. Advance reservations email or John, 704 798-3102 for questions.
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville – Open select nights through Nov. 3. New additions including mind-bending Vortex, 3-D Experience, Old-West mining town, gruesome forest ghouls, Tragic School Bus, Haunted Corn Maze. Guests enjoy bonfires, music, space to roam while waiting at the Carrigan Farms Rock Quarry. $20 per person, visit www.scarriganfarms. com for dates, details, discounts.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock – Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 27: Ghost Train Halloween Festival, Tweetsie’s Ghost Train with engineer Casey Bones; haunted house, Freaky Forest, trick-or-treating, more. Tweetsie. com, 877-893-3874.
Boogerwoods – Six nights only: Oct. 19, 20, 25 26 27, Nov. 3: 35th year, nine new scenes, the Flatback is Back. Phaniels Church Road, Rockwell/China Grove. All proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis. Check daily sold-out message at 704-855-7922.
Halloween at Historic Latta Plantation – • Ghost Tales in the Dark: Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20. RSVP required, $12 per person, must be 10 or older • All Hallow’s Eve: Oct. 13, the history of Halloween and its famous characters, trick or treating, Halloween baking in the old kitchen, storytelling, pumpkin painting, costume contest. Free with regular site admission • Ghost Walk: Oct. 26-27, experience the darker side of Latta and what goes bump in the night, a candlelit tour of historic proportions, $8, not for children under 10 • 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,
Tonight: ‘The Whisperer in Darkness,’ – 7 p.m., Oct. 11: H. P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of alien terror filmed in the style of a 1930s horror film. Free. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787,,
‘Tales from the Haunted Uwharries’ – 7 p.m., tonight Oct. 11 and Oct. 25: Scary real-life state park adventure stories, plus a haunting performance based on stories by Fred Morgan. Not recommended for children under 12. Held by the fireside in the Great Hall of the Lodge at Morrow Mountain State Park. Tickets $10, 704-986-3777.
Fright at the CAM (Raleigh) – A mysterious carnival comes to CAM (Contemporary Art Museum), Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight for Fright at the Museum, the fall fundraiser: dancing, drinks, food, sideshow performances, costume contest. Fire spinners, acrobats, contortionists, sword dancers, magicians, other circus performers; live performances by Cirque de Vol, Richard Butner, “Magic by Ernie,” a fortune teller, the bearded lady. Costume contest categories: Best Carnival/Sideshow Theme (grand prize), Least Likely to Take Home to Mom, Nerds Rule (best geek related), Work of Art (most artistic/creative), Smells like Team Spirit (best couple/crew). Tickets $30 at or 919-513-0946.
Happy Farm Western Ghost Town – Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, 6-9 p.m.: $10 activity pass includes Dracula’s Hotel, western playground, Jail Arcade, hay wagon ride, horse ride, hotdot and drink, free bag of cotton candy. Child-friendly, individual concession available. 985 Parks Road off Mt. Hope Church Road. 704-279-5268..
Music & more
NC Symphony plays at Keppel – 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12: NC Symphony opens the Salisbury Symphony season with “Romance In The Air” with Maestro Tonu Kalam. Tickets 704-637-4314 or, $22 adults, $6 students, $4 children 8 and younger.
Organ at Davidson series – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16: Organist Mary Louise Kapp Peeples plays in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Reception follows. Free, donations in support of future programs encouraged.
Bluegrass Gospel concert by The Edwards Family and Gospel Plowboys – 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, Salisbury Church of God, 1715 2nd St.
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering – 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12: Old-time master musicians Riley Baugus and Kirk Sutphin, music featured in “Cold Mountain.” Free. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte.
The Salisbury Swing Band – 4-7 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 20: Morgan Ridge Vineyards. $10 entrance fee includes complimentary glass of wine and MRV Glass. Under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, featuring vocalist Lonnie Carpenter. 704-637-6155 Ext. 3200,,
Wingate University Chamber Choir – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25: Sanctuary of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Free. 704-636-3431.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center – • Big & Rich, Oct. 20 • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Nov. 24 • Scotty McCreery, Dec. 15 • Styx, Jan. 18, 2013 • Celtic Woman, April 26, 2013. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
Carson High School presents ‘The Outsiders’ by S.E. Hinton – Oct. 12-14, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Adapted by Christopher Sergel. $5 at the door. 290 Kress Venture Drive, China Grove, 704-855-7297.
‘How I Learned to Drive’ at UNCC – 7:30 p.m., through Oct. 13: Black Box Theater of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, UNCC campus. Includes adult language, situations not intended for children.Tickets $14, 704-687-1849,
‘Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories’ at the Davis Theater, Concord – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19: Funny, sweet, upbeat, inspiring blend of mostly true, sometimes outrageous, stories and songs. $38. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., downtown Concord, 7704-920-2753,
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None’ – 8 p.m., Oct. 25-27, also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, $20. Directed by Mike Curtis. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
GMABS productions presents ‘The Depths of Her Soul’ musical drama – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10: Teen Sarah must overcome obstacles and problems as she pursues her dream. Matinee $8, night show $10/$8 students, 7 and under free for both. Livingstone College’s Varick Auditorium, for tickets call 336-692-7789, 336-287-0289, 336-692-7322.
This & That
Christmas Made in the South – Oct. 19-21: The 32nd annual festival featuring handmade works of 300+ artists, master craftsmen from 23 states and Canada, creating contemporary and traditional one-of-a-kind pieces. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, $6 adults, children under 12 free. One admission good for all three days with hand stamp. Free parking. 4751 US Highway 49 N., Concord.
Sasha Shops Salisbury – Stitchin’ Post’s Sasha Kitty’s first in a series of books describing her adventures in and around Salisbury, written by Julie Apone, illustrated by Jean Barlow, to promote downtown Salisbury and raise funds for Faithful Friends Animal Shelter and Rowan County Humane Society. Official signing and sale at Stitchin’ Post, 104 S. Main St., Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. WSAT Memories will broadcast live. 704-636-4121 or for details.
Harvest Brewed event – 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26: Features the best of craft beer from the Carolinas, home brewing demonstrations, an appearance by author Erik Lars Myers, “North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries.” Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, 704-825-4490,
37th Annual OctoberTour weekend – Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14. Tickets 704-636-0103 or
Downtown Salisbury OctoberTour Night Out – 5-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12: Free, family-friendly event. Live music, downtown ghost walk (www.SalisburyGhostWalk. com), Salisbury sculpture show (www. SalisburySculpture. com), drum circle, carriage rides, trolley rides, classic car show, kids’ activities. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync. com/calendar
Anime event at Dead Ed’s – 1-5p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12: NC Rowan County Anime Group membership drive at Dead Ed’s, 123 E. Innes St. Anime Group http:\ or Facebook.
Historic Salisbury narrated trolley tour – 11 a.m. Saturdays, April through Oct. Tours begin/end at Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. $8 for adults, children 4 to 10 $5, under 4 free. 704-638-3100,
Concord Library events – • To conclude the 411 Community Read program: Final Challenge Event, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Hwy. 49 N., Concord. Open to everyone; after the awards ceremony, “The Hunger Games” will be shown • Teen Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, Concord Library meeting room, discussing “Witch and Wizard” by James Patterson. Register at 704-920-2053. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N., Concord
Family laser show The Truth Behind 2012 – 5 and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct 20: Will December 21, 2012 be the end of the world or just an average Winter solstice? Did the Mayan calendar really predict an apocalypse? Will Earth align with a supermassive black hole? What about the giant rogue planet that’s supposedly going to collide with Earth? Explore the science behind the apocalypse claims. This show is a Science 360 production of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center and was funded through a National Science Foundation grant. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. Admission $3 for adults, $2 for 12 and under. The planetarium is located at 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter in the back of the building accessible from Lilly Avenue. For information, contact Horizons Unlimited at 704-639-3004. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave.
Tamela Rich at Literary Bookpost – 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15: accidental cancer advocate to speak and sign copies of “Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends Who Faced Cancer.” Door prizes, refreshments, take aways. Contact Tara Van Geons, 980-622-6381, ., 704 630-9788, 110 S. Main St.
2012 Kannapolis cruise-in – 3:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 13, downtown Kannapolis. Cabarrus Events Association, 704-932-3808 or Facebook. Information Brenda Drye, 704-932-3808 or Facebook
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival – 2-11 p.m., Saturday Oct. 20, 200 W. Fisher St., across from Rowan Public Library, Fisher St. Tickets $15 Also Jackie Torrence Storytelling Festival, 10 a.m., inside the library, free.
The 19th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival – get pic from email 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., rain or shine, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 6-Nov. 18. Advance discount tickets: $19 adults, $9 kids age 5-12 at Harris Teeter, $1 more at the gate. North of Charlotte between Concord/Huntersville, Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road between I-77 and I-85. Toll free 877-896-5544,
Salisbury Symphony Guild’s Oktoberfest – 6:30-10:30 p.m., Oct. 20: Traditional food and dancing accompanied by the Gootman Sauerkraut Band. F&M Trolley Barn, tickets $50 available at Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pottery 101, Salty Caper, Salisbury Symphony office,
Looking Glass Classic Car Show in the Railwalk Arts District – Saturday, Oct. 13: registration noon-1 p.m., judging 3 p.m. Registration fee $20 on site, preregister for $15. Proceeds benefit Looking Glass Artists Center, 400 block N. Lee St. 704-633-2787,
Four Oaks Festival and Hometown Quilt Show of Davie – 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 12-13: 100 modern, traditional quilts on display, demonstrations, quilting, a raffle of Hometown Quilt. $5, children under 12 free. Portion of proceeds to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center, 336-940-3385. Held at Brock Gym, 644 North Main St., Mocksville.
Bradley Barnhardt Memorial golf tournament – Saturday, Nov. 3, Corbin Hills Golf Club, noon lunch by Gary’s BBQ, 1 p.m., shotgun start, all proceeds go to Relay For Life,
Rowan County Honor Guard golf tournament – Monday, Oct. 22, Crescent Golf Course, 8 a.m. shotgun start, lunch afterward, proceeds go to the all-volunteer Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard. 704-637-7358 or 704-633-8042 for details.
2012 Gene Auten golf tournament – Sunday, Sept. 21, at Corbin Hills Golf Club, proceeds go to Harold B. Jarrett American Legion 342 service projects. 704-633-5775, for details.
Tea Party with a Purpose – 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27: Light refreshments, live music with DC and the Chosen Few, silent auction. Needmore Baptist Church fellowship building, 1620 Mt. Vernon Road, Woodleaf. RSVP by Oct. 20 to Dottie Gettinger, 704-278-3314. Proceeds go to Dottie’s Home for Children and Elderly.
Night Life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. – • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Oct. 12: Gael Warning, $5 cover • 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Ashley Jo Farmer CD release party, no cover. 704-797-0093,
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. – 9 p.m.-midnight every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. – 8 p.m. until, Friday, Oct. 12: Open jukebox , play your favorite music • Saturday, Oct. 13: 8 p.m. until, Karaoke with Mark Tomei. timeout ad until further notice: Friday and Saturday nights: Open juke box, come play your favorite
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. – • Tuesday, Open Mic • Wednesday, World Tavern Poker • Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee • Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane – 8 p.m. until, Friday, Oct. 12: Open jukebox, play your favorite songs for free • 9 p.m. until, Saturday, Oct. 13 Rockin Horse Band, also The Big ’40’ Birthday Bash for Brent (Blinky) Hartman, 7 p.m. • Open Wednesday-Friday 4 p.m. until. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. until.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 – Friday, Oct. 12: Christian metal night: Metal night friday featuring Bloodline Severed, Southbound Fearing, Embers in Ashes, Silversyde • Saturday, Oct. 13: Writing Home, Trip7. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, inntheloop.blogspot. com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. – 7 p.m., tonight, Oct 11: Karaoke performance by Mark Shue. Beach night karaoke and Bike Night 7-9 p.m. Mondays • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays • Karaoke 7-close Friday-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Spencer Buffet, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer – 6 p.m., Wednesdays: karaoke. 704-633-1200.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road – “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays on the patio, full menu available, nightly specials. 704 636-1918.
E.H. Montgomery General Store – Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte – Friday, Oct. 12: Beeb$ and her Money Maker$ with Marvelous Funkshun • Saturday, Oct. 13: The Shack Band • Coming up: Oct. 31, 8 p.m., New Orleans’ own Stooges Brass Band Halloween Party. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte – • Friday, Oct. 12: Actual Proof with Asleep in the Weeds.
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte – Friday, Oct. 12: Dead Confederate • Saturday, Oct. 13: Mantrabash featuring The Mantras. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,
After-school strings – Scholarships are available. Rehearsals held at Southeast Middle School, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Information, registration: Susan Trivette, 704-637-4730,
Belly Dance classes – Mondays – Sarah’s Treehouse upstairs, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Wednesdays – Artemesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St., Salisbury. Full schedule, details at or
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.
Adult classes at Pottery 101 – Registration for weekly sessions Sept. 4-Oct. 24. Classes are 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday or 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday. $200 includes #25 bag of clay, 5 additional hours of studio time. Register at Pottery 101, 704-209-1632,,
Classes at Waterworks – 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 to register. Information at • Women & Wine Series, tonight, Oct. 11 • Figure Drawing from Life, Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 (age 18+) • Handbuilding and Wheel Pottery, Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23, Nov. 6, 13 (age 14+) • Beginning Level Drawing, Thursdays, Oct. 11, 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15 (age 14+) • Pastels Workshop (age 12+), Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Holiday Creations Childrens’ Workshops (age 4-10
Mind aerobics art class – 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 – Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson,
Shag dance classes – Mondays at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. • Beginner 6:30 p.m. • Beginner II 7:15 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m. $10/person, no partner needed. 704-202-9655 or 704-279-6168.
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, for details • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Art Classes with Patt – Local artist Patt Legg hosts art classes at her home studio located off Miller Road. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples
Piedmont Singles – 7:15 Friday, Oct. 12: Michael Thomas as Mailvis. Regular members $5 at the door, inactive members and others $7 at the door. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Hickory Community Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Story’ – 7 p.m. Oct. 15-16: Ccopies of the script available at Theatre offices, is open weekdays from noon to 5pm and located at 30 Third St NW in Downtown Hickory. performances November 30-December 16. or by calling (828) 328-2283.
Call for vendors
Fifth annual LGAC Art/Fine Craft Holiday Show – Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9: Set up Saturday before doors open, tear down Sunday. Art/fne crafts must be handmade, no kits. Must participate on both days. Payment required to reserve space. Contact Sarah at 704-633-2787 or Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St.,, 704-633-ARTS.
Call for writers
Lee Street Theater’s fifth annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival – Theme: “Hotel 6,” submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2012. Peformance dates, May 15-18, 2013. For details contact or Hotel 6 page at
Speakers and forums
Meet Your Neighbor – 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16: “Communities at Risk Part II,” panel discussion of gang activity in our community. Panelists Dr. Windsor Eagle, retired principal of Salisbury Rowan High; Carol Ann Houpe, director of student service with the Salisbury Rowan School System; Sgt. Todd Sides, Salisbury Police Dept; Karen Carpenter, director of Youth Services of Salisbury Rowan. Bishop Ronald Hash of Love Christian Center will moderate. Held at Tubman Little Theater, Livingstone College.
American Association of University Women – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8: Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing ane Sexual Harassment in School,” by Vickie Slusser, Executive Director of Communities in Schools for Rowan County, and Cynthia Kaminski, Henderson High teacher. Free. Held at RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. 200 Building, Room 251 Holly Czuba, 919-923-6416,
Kyle Maynard at UNC-Charlotte – 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15: Congenital amputee, author, entrepreneur, athlete, ESPY winner, discusses his life of “No Excuses.” Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte,
Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. – Through Oct. 30: Photographs and poetry of Del Perry of Mocksville, Gallery: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. salisburyartists@ Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-2787,
Exhibit at Tastebuds coffee shop – The ‘plein air’ inspired landscape artwork of Barbara Duffy continues through October. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tastebuds Coffee & Tea, 106 N. Main St., 704-245-4134.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. – • Pics & Pixcels, a father/daughter exhibit to present multi-media art from two generations. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-431-8964,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. – • 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18: Hands-on demonstration and talk on The Journey of Printmaking by master printmaker and exhibiting artist David Faber. $5 members, $10 non-members. To register call 704-636-1882 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20: Color viscosity printmaking workshop by David Faber; a multi-step technique that incorporates principles of relief and intaglio printing, uses viscosity of various inks to print multiple colors from a single plate. $10Register at or 704-636-1882 • Fall Exhibition: The Vocabulary of Printmaking – Its Origins and Techniques, through Nov. 10 • “Faces of Abundant Living,” special exhibition in partnership with Abundant Living Adult Day Services; its seventh year • Free admission, donations appreciated. 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,
UNC-Charlotte Center City’s Projective Eye Gallery – “E Pluribus Unum” on display through Nov. 1, UNC Charlotte Center City, 9201 University City Blvd., 704-687-8622.
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte – “Vote for Art,”a project to educating the public on the electoral process and the process of building a world-class collection. The public cast votes on six specially-chosen works of art; the museum will acquire the three winners and add them to its permanent collection. Voting runs through Nov. 9, 704-337-2000,
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte – Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation through Oct. 28. $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem – • Fall exhibition: Romare Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” • “Affinities: Pairings from the Collection” through Dec. 2. 336-758-5150,
YMCA sponsored trips – • Reserve seats for Broadway shows: Les Miserables, Feb. 12, $95 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Nov. 10 • Wicked, March 13, $100 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Jan. 2 • Lion King, Aug. 30, $100 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Jan. 10 • Sign up at front desk. Buses leaves from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca
Three days in Pigeon Forge – Motorcoach leaves from Davie County Senior Services, Mocksville, Nov. 13, returns Nov. 15. Attend Dixie Stampede, Country Tonight, Blackwood Bros. Breakfast Show, Titanic Museum. Reservations/info 336-753-6230.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road – Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road – 26 acres of ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, shelters, playground, event center, walking trail. 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla – Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury. Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road – Historic tours available by appointment: 704-267-9439,
Gold Hill Rail Trail – Hiking, biking trail begins at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, continues into Cabarrus County. 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road – Trail walks, overlooks, see 120 miles in most directions, blacksmith shop display, Saturday-Sunday shuttle service, 704-216-7803.
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer – • Tickets still available for 2012 Autumn Train Excursions, Nov. 3: Appomattox, Va.; Nov. 4: Toccoa, Ga. • See for details, also for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN,
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer – • 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27: Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow style). Bring family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, items salvaged from attics and basements. Expert antiques dealer Michael Hansen will evaluate. Cost: $5 per item, limit 2 items per person per day. 704-762-9359,
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. – “Where’s The Fire?” Exhibit honors the history of firefighting in Rowan County; participating departments: Army Air National Guard, Rowan Fire Marshal Office, Rowan County Emergency Services, East Spencer, Woodleaf, Spencer, Bostian Heights, Mt. Mitchell, Cleveland, Faith, Ellis, South Salisbury, Franklin, Pooletown, Granite Quarry, City of Salisbury, Locke, Union, West Rowan, China Grove, Rockwell City, Rockwell Rural and Richfield/Misenheimer. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946,,
?Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. – Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755-1808), lawyer and Superior Court judge, perhaps best known for instructing our country’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. 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.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. – Sundays 2-4 p.m., special tours and info 704-279-4979. Free.
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. Free. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474,
China Grove Roller Mill Museum – Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays.Operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. Free. 704-433-3912.
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis – Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320,
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park – 19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, off Highway 200 near Locust – Museum, visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill, panning area. Museum is free, panning tickets $3. 704-721-4653, reed/
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,
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem – House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150,
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville – ghost tales, see other listing. Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm with endangered breeds of historic livestock. The last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free. 704-875-2312,
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte – • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday: 1 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Where science amazes, educates and entertains. World Alive: aquarium, learning labs, rainforest • Think It Up: multi-sensory world of color, light, sound, creation • Project Build: explore the design behind everything from forts to pyramids to skyscrapers • Cool Stuff: learn the why of science • Discovery 3D Theatre: glasses required, the latest in digital filmmaking, state-of-the-art sound • See website for scheduled labs for kids. 704-372-6261,
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road – $8 adults, children age 1-13; children under age one free. Events and activities free with admission. Event schedule at 704-372-6261,
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte – $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two free, free parking. Event schedule at 704-372-6261,
Town Creek Indian Mound, Mount Gilead – NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage. Town Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. 910-439-6802,,
Old Salem, Winston-Salem – Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, historical garden and horticultural programs. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300,
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh – • Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. 919-839-NCMA,
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh – • $5 general admission. 919-513-0946,
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh – Explore more than 14,000 years of the state’s history. Admission free. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh -Four floors of live animals, hands-on activities, programs: look at the natural world through NC’s geography, prehistoric past, geology, plants, animals. Free general admission, cover charge for special exhibits and 3D Theater. 919-733-7450,
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham – Indoors: Sit inside a real Apollo Space Capsule, explore a full-scale Lunar Lander, touch a 13-foot tornado, see 75+ animal species of Carolina wildlife • Outdoors: Explore the Wild, a 6-acre outdoor science center expansion linking people with plants, animals, interactive exhibits. $14 adults, $10 children ages 3-12. Train and bungee rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429,
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. – Climbing Lobby, Amazing Library, Build it!, Surprise Garden, The Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet, Amazing Airways, more. Adults and children over 1 year old: $7. 336-723-9111,
Natural Science Center of Greensboro,4301 Lawndale Drive – A hands-on science museum, animal discovery zoological park and a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Dome Theater, NC’s only 40 foot digital dome experience. General admission includes admission to the Museum and Animal Discovery. $8 adults $8, $7 children ages 3-13. 336-288-3769,
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. – Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. Adults $8, children 12 months+ $8. 336-574-2898,