Roundbout What's Happening Oct. 18

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween & Fall
Boogerwoods – Six nights only starting tomorrow: 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.
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.
Spencer Haunted Trolley – 8 p.m., Oct. 19-20: 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 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.
‘Tales from the Haunted Uwharries’ – 7 p.m., 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.
Pfeiffer University presents Halloween classic ‘Nosferatu’ – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25: A a 1922 silent, vampire-themed film, accompanied by live chamber music by the Mallarmé Chamber Players. Free, open to the community, Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N, Mishenheimer.,
Historic Gold Hill Trick or Treat – 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct 27, at Village Shops and Café
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, hotdog and drink, free bag of cotton candy. Child-friendly, individual concession available. 985 Parks Road off Mt. Hope Church Road. 704-279-5268.
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.
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.
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.
Halloween at Historic Latta Plantation – • Ghost Tales in the Dark: Oct. 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,
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.
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.
Music & more
‘Songs Down a Country Road’ – 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25-27: This hit country music show returns to Lee Street Theatre; Matthew Weaver, Trip Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, Graham Carlton. $10 DOS only. Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theatre, 704-798-7768,
Salisbury Swing Band at Morgan Ridge – 4-7 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 20: $10 entrance fee includes complimentary glass of wine and MRV glass. Food and wine available for purchase.,
Fall Concert at Lenoir features Baroque flutes, harpsichord – 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21: Fall concert at the Chapel of Rest in Happy Valley (Lenoir) featuring “Trio Galante,” two baroque flutes, double manual Northern European Eclectic harpsichord. $10; doors open 3:30 p.m. The Chapel of Rest is nine miles north of Lenoir on Highway 268, adjacent to the campus of The Patterson School, 828-758-0906.
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.
‘Peter and the Wolf andThe Greatest Tales of All Time’ – 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11: Winston-Salem Symphony’s Discovery Concerts for Kids season opener; doors open 2 p.m. for a variety of preconcert events including musical activities, games, instrument petting zoo. $5 for ages three to 12 (age two and under, free), $14 adults. 336-464-0145,
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, pre-festival event at LGAC with Richard Johnston Friday night, 7:30. Comedian “Big Walt” emcees. Admission by donation to Rowan Blues and Jazz Society.
29th Lexington BBQ Festival – 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27: Barbecue Festival also includes tennis tournament; idol singing competition; tour de pig cycling event; “pig tale” creative writing competition; golf tournament; soccer tournament; senior “pig out” party, hawg shoot air-rifle match; 5k hawg run, 1 mile fun run. Food, entertainment, shopping, family fun. or 336-956-1880
Twelfth annual Gold Hill Lighting of The Fall Fires – 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19: An evening of entertainment, dinner fare, refreshments, warm holiday cheer strolling through the Historic Village and quaint shops and café. Tickets $15, traded for gold nuggets that give entry into shops and café where you will be given holiday treats. May be purchased at village or by mail. Email or call 704-724-4998.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival – 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,
Piedmont Players presents the musical ‘The Color Purple’ – 7:30 p.m., Oct 25-27, 31 and Nov 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Oct 28: adults $15, seniors and students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
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, www.oldcourthousetheatre. org
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Cab Co Pretenders present ‘The Littlest Angel’ – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m., Nov. 10-11: the Littlest Angel’s gift becomes what will forever General admission $10 adult, $5 ages 5 and younger. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
‘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,
‘The Fantasticks’ at the Hanesbrands Theatre – Nov. 14-Dec. 2: No Rules Theatre Company at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Tickets $25 at 336-747-141 or
Livingstone College’s Julia B. Duncan Players present ‘Project D’ – 7 p.m., Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.: A play about diabetes written, directed by Michael D. Connor. A talk back follows each performance. A partnership with Livingstone College/Wake Forest University concerning this debilitating disease. Admission free, donations accepted. Livingstone College Tubman Little Theatre, 701 West Monroe St. Contact Professor Connor 704-216-6260.
Updaway Productions presents ‘Sign of the Times’ – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m., Nov. 10: A lifethreatening illness causes Ivy, a widow, to confront her own fears, prejudice and faith. Featuring The Down Home Players, Leroy F. Bennett, founder/director. To be held at the J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $8 in advance, $10 DOS. Info 704-638-0160 or 704–245-3614.
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. Stage play-writer, director, producer Stephanie Grant Redmon. Matinee $8, night show $10/$8 students, 7 and under free. Livingstone College’s Varick Auditorium. Tickets call 336-692-7789, 336-287-0289, 336-692-7322.
This & That
Sasha Shops Salisbury – Stitchin’ Post’s Sasha Kitty’s first in a series of books. Official signing and sale at Stitchin’ Post, 104 S. Main St., Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. WSAT Memories broadcastslive. 704-636-4121 or for details.
Christmas Made in the South – Oct. 19-21: 32nd annual festival featuring handmade works of 300+ artists, master craftsmen. 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.
Harvest Brewed event – 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26: Craft beer from the Carolinas, home brewing demonstrations, appearance by Erik Lars Myers, “NC Craft Beer and Breweries.” Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, 704-825-4490,
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair – • Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27: Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow style) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Antiques dealer Michael Hansen looks at items, offers advice, information on general merchandise and toys. $5 per item, limit two items per person per day. 108 4th St., Spencer 704-762-9359,
59th Salisbury Antiques Show – 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, benefits Rowan Museum. Considered the longest running annual antique show in NC since 1953. Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Preview Party Nov. 8. Information 704-633-5946 or
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,
Stamp and postcard show – Nov. 3-4, buy-sell-trade, CharMeck Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Info: Richard’s Stamp Shop,
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? Explore the science behind the apocalypse claims. Admission $3 adults, $2 12 and under. 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.
Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival – Nov. 10-11: The world’s best and brightest canines show their skills. Pets are welcome, leashed and under their owner’s control. Gates open 8 a.m. each day. New for 2012: competition in dock jumping, dock diving. Admission $10 ages 13+, $7 children ages 5-12. Awdvance tickets and event details at
Gene Auten golf tournament – Sunday, Oct. 21, at Corbin Hills Golf Club, proceeds go to Harold B. Jarrett American Legion 342 service projects. 704-633-5775, for details.
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.
Bradley Barnhardt Memorial golf tournament – Saturday, Nov. 3, Corbin Hills Golf Club, noon lunch by Gary’s BBQ, 1 p.m., shotgun start, proceeds go to Relay For Life,
Tea Party with a Purpose – 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27: needmore Baptist Church, Fellowship building, 1620 Mt. Vernon Road, Woodleaf. Tea, coffee, light refreshments, DC and the Chosen Few live music, silent auction. RSPV by Oct. 20 to Dottie Gettinger, 704-278-3314. Learn about the home for children and elderly.
Salisbury Symphony goes for the gold – Support the Symphony by donating old, broken, unwanted gold jewelry by Dec. 2; donate the entire value for tax benefit or donate part of it and collect the balance. In partnership with Silver Showcase of Landis, 133 S. Central Ave. 704-202-6454 for information or appointment.
Night Life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. – • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Oct. 19: Diane Hoffman Band, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Live music TBA, 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. 19: Open jukebox , play your favorite music • Saturday, Oct. 20: 8 p.m. until, Karaoke with Mark Tomei.
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 – 9 p.m. until, Friday, Oct. 19: The Right Turn Clyde Band • 9 p.m. until, Saturday, Oct. 20: The Invaders Band.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 – 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19: Christian Metal: My Own Voyage, Gates, Fall of Goliath, Austin Berden, In Search of Reason, The Helper. Guest speaker George Quesenberry • 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: “Fearless” sponsored by Set Free Church. Featured artist Bernard Harris along with Battlelion, The Voice, Shield of Salvation, Hip Hop artist Big Hurt Johnson. 704-213-1467,
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. – 7 p.m.,Friday, Oct. 20: Darrell Harwood. Must be 18+.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. – 7 p.m., tonight, Oct 18: Karaoke performance by Carol ‘Smiley’ Tysinger and Larry Davis. 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. www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis – 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte – Friday, Oct. 19: Chris Knight Little Victories CD release tour with Danny Barnes • Saturday, Oct. 20: The BlackHounds with Hardcore Lounge • 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. 19: Gallery Crawl Night • Saturday, Oct. 20: Chatham County Line.
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte – Friday, Oct. 19: Mama’s Love and Big Daddy Love • Saturday, Oct. 20: Southern Culture on the Skids. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,
Fall Photowalk at Rowan Public Library – 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22: “Making Good Photos Better,” free, all skill levels welcome. Snacks, water, door prizes and a rain plan. South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove. RSVP to April Everett, 704-216-8229 or
‘Discovering the Sacred in our Everyday Lives’ – Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 7-Dec.12: Simple spiritual practices explored in six weekly sessions through music, poetry, journaling, movement, SoulCollage®. Instructor Karen Campbell. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Haven Lutheran Church basement. $15/week or $65/six weeks. Registration required. 704-857-7503,
Belly Dance classes – Mondays – Sarah’s Treehouse upstairs, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Wednesdays – Artemesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St., Salisbury. 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.
Workshop at Waterworks – Color Viscosity Printmaking Workshop by David Faber, Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Participants experience the additive and subtractive drawing processes within the films of colored inks. Register online at or call 704-636-1882. $10. 123 E. Liberty St.
Mind aerobics art class – 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by Robert Toth: Introduction to drawing, pastel, sculpture. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes, call 704-279-9301.
Creative Art for ages 5-18 – Art Lessons for children in your home with Ingrid A. Erickson, K-12 Certified Art Educator and Artist. 413-884-4499 for appointment or
Shag dancing – Mondays at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. • Beginner 6:30 p.m. • Beginner II 7:15 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m. Contact Tobitha at 704-202-9655 or Diane Harrington at 704-279-6168.
Zumba – • 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 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Art Classes with Patt – Adult art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road. Call for days, times, material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See
Card Making Class at the Y tonight – 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class 6-8 p.m.: all supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
Piedmont Singles – 7:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19: Music and singing with Brian Griggs. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Call for submissions
Writers and artists – Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. (SWAG) accepting submissions for upcoming six-day Writers and Artists Festival, and Tabula Rasa, print and virtual literary arts anthology. By Nov. 1. Housed at Literary Bookpost, downtown Salisbury,
Call for vendors
LGAC fifth annual art and fine craft holiday show – Dec. 8-9: Arts and fine crafts must be handmade; no kits. Vendor information/commitment form at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., or 704-633-ARTS, or
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
Call for musicians
Open Bluegrass jam – Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians.Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Speakers and forums
Olde Rowan Fiber Guild hosts local multi-media artist -6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22: Whitney Peckman shares examples of her work, discusses the business of art and craft. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, light refreshments. Olde Rowan Fiber Guild, 704-638-9000, ext. 4271,
Waterworks lecture series – 6:30-8:30 p.m., tonight, Oct. 18: The Journey of Printmaking by master printmaker and exhibiting artist David Faber with lecture and demonstration To register call 704-636-1882. 123 E Liberty St.,
J.F. Hurley Family Senior Lunch and Learn – 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25: “Living with Mental Illness,” free but preregistration required at front desk, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca
American Association of University Women forum – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8: Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing ane Sexual Harassment in School,” free. Held at RCCC North Campus, 200 Building, Room 251 A&B. Information: Holly Czuba, 919-923-6416,
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. – • Fall Exhibition The Vocabulary of Printmaking – Its Origins and Techniques, through Nov. 10, celebrates the rich tradition of fine art printmaking • “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,
Exhibits at SECCA – Exhibit: Frank Selby: Misunderstanding. Curated by Steven Matijcio. Oct. 26, 2012-Feb. 10, 2013. Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, free and open to the public. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904,
The Cabarrus Art Guild – 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11: Annual Fall community artist reception; light refreshments. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord. Light refreshments, awards presented.
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.
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,
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. 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 – • “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” on view through Jan. 13, 2013 • 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,
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove – Permanent exhibition: traces NC pottery from pre-historic Native American work through 21st century. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www.
YMCA sponsored trips – • Reserve seats for Broadway shows: Les Miserables, Feb. 12 • Wicked, March 13 • Lion King, Aug. 30 • 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
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road – 704-216-7800.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road – 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla – Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road – 704-267-9439,
Gold Hill Rail Trail – 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road – 704-216-7803.
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer – • Tickets on sale for 2012 Autumn Train Excursions, Nov. 3: Appomattox, Va.; Nov. 4: Toccoa, Ga. • 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 – Museum features antique, vintage, modern collectible dolls, antique, vintage toys, train set, model tractor trailers, John Deere vehicles. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. 704-762-9359,
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. – “Where’s The Fire?” Exhibit honoring 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), 704-633-5946,,
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. – 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. – 704-279-4979. Free.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove – Veteran’s Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Free. 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 and 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, near Locust – Museum, visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill, panning area. Museum is free, panning tickets $3. 704-721-4653, reed/
?Gregory Creek Homestead and walking trails, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville – Statesville’s heritage site is now open for special events and school field trips. Starting in January the site will be open once a month on Saturday. 704-873-4734,
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 – 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. Between NC 73 and NC 731. 910-439-6802,,
Old Salem, Winston-Salem – Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, historical garden. $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,