Gingerbread house workshop is this Sunday at Rowan Museum

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This year’s gingergread house event will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-4 p.m. in the Messinger Room of the Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.. The cost is $35 per child (which includes attached adult) for decorating a gingerbread house, a photo with Santa, tours of the museum and refreshments. To schedule your arrival time of 1, 2 or 3 p.m., contact the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946, or rowanmuseum@fibrant.coms

World AIDS Day concert
At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, FirstARTS of First United Methodist Church will present “We Will Remember Them: A Concert for World AIDS Day” for the Rowan Care Alliance of Salisbury. The concert will feature the church’s Chancel Choir, along with guest artists: soprano Teresa Moore-Mitchell, tenor John Brincefield, and oboist Mark Biggam. Donations will be accepted.

‘Mockingbird’ auditions
PPT announces auditions for the stage version of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1960 novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Auditions are Monday, Dec.10 and Tuesday, Dec.1 at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Meroney Theater. Rehearsals will not begin until Jan. 2. Performance dates are Feb. 7-16. Piedmond Players Theatre, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

Attention flutists
Salisbury-area flutists are invited to join in a Christmas carol play-along from 2-3 p.m. on Dec. 9 on the stage at Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St. Bring your flute and a music stand if you have one. All ages welcome. This gathering will be one of several performances on the stage during the Looking Glass Fifth Annual Fine Arts and Craft Festival taking place inside LGAC 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 9. For more information call 704-633-2787 or contact

Rock ‘n Shop in Mocksville
MOCKSVILLE — Visit downtown Mocksville on Saturday, Dec. 1. From 1-4 p.m. a free concert by Caleb’s Bridge and the April Waller Band will accompany your shopping on Main St. Bring can/perishable good donation,and a chair to enjoy the concert. For details call 336-909-2263 or

Free film at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER — On Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m., see Film Noir: “The Maltese Falcon,”at Pfeiffer University’s free monthly Friday evening film appreciation series, presented by the Pfeiffer Pfilm Society. All films will be shown in the Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, third floor, 48380 Hwy 52N. For additional information contact the Pfeiffer Pfilm Society 704-463-3432 or

‘The Parchman Hour’
CONCORD — “The Parchman Hour,” a riveting Civil Rights drama filled with music and dance, will be presented at the Davis Theatre Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.

Created by acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley, the production is presented in the style of the variety show of yesteryear complete with music, dance, drama and humor, retelling the story of the Freedom Riders of 1961, an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South. Riders were arrested and, instead of posting bail, chose to serve their time at one of the most brutal prisons in the South, Parchman Farm in Mississippi. To keep their spirits up, the prisoners invented a radio program.

Tickets are $48 and available at or at the Davis Theatre box office or by phone at 704-920-2753. All seats are reserved.

The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union St. S, in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse.

Holiday Home Tours
Fulton Heights

The 2012 Fulton Heights Holiday Home Tour is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m. For a $10 donation see select homes in this historic neighborhood decorated for the holidays. Homes featured on the tour areg216 Wiley Ave., 1930s traditional Tudoresque brickg421 Mitchell Ave., 1925 Craftsman bungalowg230 Mitchell Ave., 1922 Craftsman four squareg120 Mitchell Ave., 1925 Craftsman style.

Historic Gold Hill
The Gold Hill tour of homes is on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3-7 p.m. for $12 per person (children under 6 free). Trolley transportation to each stop included in the ticket price, which are available to purchase from the merchants in Gold Hill Village or can be ordered by mail and picked up at the Arbor on Dec. 8. Email questions to:

The Charity League of Lexington’s 53rd Holiday House is Nov. 30-Dec.1, featuring a home which survived the Civil War. The home, which was built in 1834 by Dr. William Rainey Holt and is on the Historic Register, is located at 408 S. Main St. in Lexington. It will be open Friday, Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. from 1 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the Charity League at 336-239-7960.

From 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, visit historic homes and businesses in the third annual Albemarle Holiday Tour of Homes. All proceeds go toward the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation Design Committee,

Old Stone House Christmas tickets on sale

It’s time to get your tickets to Rowan Museum’s 28th annual German Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House (1766) on Stone House Road in Granite Quarry. The house is closed November through March, but opens for this popular holiday celebration the weekend just following Christmas, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 29 and 30 — from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Old Stone House will be decorated as it would have been during pre-Revolutionary days. Guides in period costumes will be on site, and guests will enjoy learning about customs and participating in crafts, musket firing, woodworking, weaving, candle making, open fire cooking with lots of samples, music, children’s games, goats and chickens and much more.

Holly sprigs will be available for all to toss into the fire to burn their troubles away for the year, looking forward to a new year.

Admission to the celebration is $4 for adults and $2 for students. For more information, call the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946, or email or The house is located one half mile down Old Stone House Road off Highway 52 in Granite Quarry.

A golden Christmas
MIDLAND — Tale a candlelight tour during the day at Reed Gold Mine, on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Dec. 8 and 15 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Special tours are given by costumed interpreters . Tours focus on the miners who were working and how they would have celebrated the holidays, including the Germanic origins of our modern celebrations. The tour will also include Cornish and Scotch Irish traditions, as these cultures were also represented in the area. Guests will enjoy refreshments and music by local choirs while craftsmen display their quilting, lace, toy making, and other talents.

This year’s event is a partnership with Cooperative Christian Ministries. On Dec. 8 and 15, from 6-8:30 p.m., is a special reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, a screening of “A Garfield Christmas” and special lantern tours around the site and underground mine. Reservations are requested for these evening activities. All proceeds and food donations go to CCM. Thanks to local sponsors, this event is free of charge.

Reed Gold Mine is located in Cabarrus County,12 miles southeast of Concord, at 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. Call 704-721-4653 for information.