Opening reception for ‘Art of Faiths’ exhibit is Friday, Nov. 30

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. —Friday, Nov. 30 opening reception for “ Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance” featuring art by Salisbury’s Syed Ahmad and others. Exhibit runs through Feb. 9, Informal gallery talks with the artists begin at 5 p.m. Friday followed by the reception from 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 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,
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. — “Embracing the Least of These: Photography of the Great Commission,” Through Dec. 10, St John’s Art Gallery, Free. Open regular business hours and by appointment. 704-636-3431.
Railwalk holiday studio celebration — Holiday Open Studios: Special prices and refreshments. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec 1 and 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec 2 • Upcoming show, “A Sense of Place”photography by Elizabeth McAdams Dec. 6-Jan. 26, with artist reception Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Regular hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-431-8964.
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Two invitational exhibitions through Dec. 20: Hey Diddle Diddle features paintings, photographs, sculpture, wood rocking toys, whimsical mixed media; Shop Seagrove includes pieces by nine most prominent potteries in NC. No admission charge • Downtown Concord Art Walk 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. 704-920-2787,
Local artist exhibit at SECCA — Frank Selby: Misunderstanding. Curated by Steven Matijcio. Through Feb. 10, 2013. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904,
J Alston’s of Salisbury Studio and Gallery, 1007 Richard St. — 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8: Holiday Open House, with special edition Holiday Cards designed by artist Jimmy Alston, prints of his artwork, music cds by inspirational jazz artist A Step Beyond, pillows plus hand sewn home decor by Lesley Alston, prints and crafts by artist Delores Medlin, music cds by up and coming artist Vision and purses and jewelry by Royal Collections. Open to the public; refreshments. 704-232-1467,
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — 704-337-2000,
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — $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. One of the most powerful and original artists of the 20th century created a cycle of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” • “Affinities: Pairings from the Collection” through Dec. 2 • 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.
Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour — 6:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22. $20 adults, $15 children/seniors. Advance tickets at 800-332-2343, or Visito’s Center, 204 E. Innes St.
Arc Festival of Trees — Nov. 30-Dec. 2: Friday 7-9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. F&M Trolley Barn, downtown, 704-637-1521,
Community Voices of Praise’s 32nd Singing Christmas Tree — Saturday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m.: Two Singing Christmas Tree performances in a new location featuring choir, orchestra, handbells. Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 South Main St., China Grove. Free admission, nursery provided.
LandTrust’s wildlife ornament making — 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1: Annual wildlife ornament making party at Salisbury Art Station in the Historic Salisbury Depot, 215 Depot St. Children make environmentally friendly ornaments that provide food to wildlife to hang in their own yards. Free, open to all ages. No RSVP required. Info 704-647-0302,
Lexington holiday house — Charity League of Lexington’s 53rd Holiday House Nov. 30-Dec.1: Civil War home built in 1834, 408 S. Main St. in Lexington; 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. Tickets at 336-239-7960.
Fulton Heights Holiday Home Tour — 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1: Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association suggests $10 donation: See Briefs page 2 for open house addresses
Rock & Shop in Downtown Mocksville — Sat., Dec. 1 with free concert 1-4 p.m. on Main St. with Caleb’s Bridge & April Waller Band. Bring can/perishable good donation, bring a chair for concert. 336-909-2263,
Railwalk holiday studio celebration — Special Event-Holiday Open Studios: Special prices and refreshments. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec 1 and 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec 2. Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. Open Nov 29-30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rowan County Concert Association hosts Tomaseen Foley’s ‘A Celtic Christmas — 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2: Individual tickets $20 adult, $5 student, available at Salisbury Belk, Rowan Visitors Bureau, Literary Bookpost, Keppel box office one hour prior to show. Held at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes.
Pfeiffer University Performance Ensembles and Stanly County Concert Band present A Village Christmas — Two performances: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer. Free. or
Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir — 7:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 3-4: Christmas concert at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Hickory. Free admission, offering taken. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early for a seat.
Carolina Chamber Symphony Players ‘Swingle Bells’ — Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium inside Old Salem Visitor Center. Vocalist Martha Bassett with the Giannini Brass and the Jazzmas Trio. Tickets $18,
PPT’s ‘Inspecting Carol: A Holiday Comedy’ — Dec. 6-9 and 12-15, 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
Piedmont Choral Society presents ‘Messiah’ — 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7: The 50-voice Piedmont Choral Society under the direction of Dr. Jeff Price performs portions of Handel’s “Messiah” with orchestra, along with familiar carols and hymns. First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St., Kannapolis and again Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Reception follows the Sunday concert. Free. 704-699-6053,
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s 2012 Holiday Concert — 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7: “The Story of Christmas,” First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. The concert is free; bring new unwrapped toy for Rowan County Department of Children Services.
Santa Comes to Gold Hill — Fridays, Dec. 7 and 14 from 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays Dec 8 and 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Santa’s Mailbox is at River Pines in the Village.
FUMC’s Fridays@First — Noon on Fridays through Christmas • Dec. 7: piano recital by Greensboro-based pianist William J. Kelley • Dec. 14: classical guitarist Joe Miller • Dec. 21: Aaron Craven Jazz Trio. All concerts free. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., information at
Santa and the Grinch Antique fire truck rides — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec 8: Catch the fire truck ride at 126 E. Innes . Details 800-332-2343,
Victorian Christmas at the Hall House — 1-4 p.m., Dec 8-23: Saturday and Sunday tours of Dr. Josephus Hall House, yivkry ingo at 704-636-0103,
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s 11th Christmas concert — “Our Gift of Music – Your Gift of Food” 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, Living Water Church of God, 166 N. Little Texas Road, Kannapolis. Admission canned or boxed foods or peanut butter for Cooperative Christian Ministry. Children will be invited to play sleigh bells with the band during the singing of carols. Info Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508,
Gold Hill Historic home tour — 3-7 p.m., Saturday Dec. 8: Trolley transportation to each stop included, tickets available from Gold Hill Village merchants. $12, children under 6 free. Pay-by-mail info at
LGAC art and fine craft holiday show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec.8 and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9: Handmade arts and fine crafts show and sale, Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-2787,,
Salisbury Ecumenical Choir annual Glory of Christmas Concert — Salisbury Ecumenical Choir annual Glory of Christmas Concert — 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9: Ochestra, soloists and nearly 30 churches and organizations represented. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St., under the direction of Dr. Phillip Burgess.
Music and Stories of the Season with Karl Hales — 7 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 10-11: A Christmas Tradition with Karl Hales, Neal Wilkinson, Leslie Dunkin, pianist Susan Trivette. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Admission: canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries.
Iredell Choral Society’s annual Christmas Extravaganza — 7-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14: Third annual Christmas Extravaganza Concert and Spaghetti Dinner at Horizon Church, 316 Signal Hill Drive. Advance tickets $7, $10 DOS,
‘A Christmas Carol’ — The NCShakespeare Festival’s 35th annual professional production, at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., downtown High Point. Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. Opening night Friday, Dec. 14. Tickets start at $15. 336-841-2273,
Salisbury Symphony presents ‘The Nutcracker’ — Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15 (6:30 p.m.) and 16 (2:30 p.m.), Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. Reserved seating tickets can be purchased at 704-637-4314 or
First Chrismon Tour of downtown churches — Tour two of the earliest churches in NC to display Chrismon Trees (early 1960s), on display, trees decorated with the original Chrismon ornaments and the new Christian Symbol designs; total of five trees • 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 15: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., features 15’ tree and 7.5’ children’s tree • 10 a.m.–1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 217 South Church St., features two 12’ trees and one 10’ tree.. Sponsored by Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, and Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.
How Dare they Call This An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday Dec. 15, vie to win a $100 gift certificate., 704 639-0033
St. John’s Men’s Chorus sixth-annual Christmas concert — 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16: St John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Rosemary C. Kinard, director; Janie R. Rollins, accompanist. Free event, with offering to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. 704-636-3431.
New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower — 11:30-12:30 p.m, Dec 31: Presbyterian Bell Tower, W. Innes St. Details 800-332-2343,
Tickets available for OCT’s 22nd New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre — Held 7:30 p.m. in the fifth floor ballroom at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tickets are $75/person or $150 /couple by Dec. 15; After Dec. 15 $85/person or $170/couple. Includes appetizers, dinner, desert, wine, champagne toast, party favors, deejay; and Murder Mystery. Table reservations based on first reserved/first paid basis. Old Courthouse Theatre 704-788-2405,,

Paleface and Bombadil — Ramseur Records Night at Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., featuring Paleface and Bombadil, Dec. 1. Also featuring special guest band Eric and the DiMarzios. Doors open 7:30 p.m., music starts 8 p.m. Admission $5 in advance, $7 DOS. Catawba students $1 with college ID. Tickets at Tastebuds 106 N. Main St., Salisbury; Music N’ More at 706 Church St. N, Concord; and LGAC. Information: 704-633-2787,
Salisbury’s Moondance Orchestra — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30: Vocalist Lonnie Carpenter backed by nine-piece band performing standards of the 50s, 60s and 70s. All ages welcome.Music starts 8 p.m., concessions available. Admission $10. Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theatre, 405 N. Lee St.
Jim Avett at the Davis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6: Jim Avett, singer-songwriter and storyteller back by popular demand, $12. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753,,
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Scotty McCreery, Dec. 15 • KC and The Sunshine Band, Dec. 29 • Styx, Jan. 18, 2013 • Little Big Town Tornado Tour, March 2 • Celtic Woman, April 26. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.
Christmas at the Charlotte Folk Society Gathering — 4-9:45 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16: Annual CFS Holiday Jam & Potluck features short concert of seasonal songs by Natalie Royal. Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Boulevard, Charlotte. Jams and song circle 4 p.m., dinner 5 p.m. Singing and jamming follow dinner. Bring a dish to share or donate $5/person toward expenses.
PPT Holiday Comedy ‘Inspecting Carol’ — Box office open; show dates Dec. 6-8 and 12-15 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
‘The Parchman Hour’ at The Davis — 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1: Drama filled with music and dance tells the story of the Freedom Riders of 1961. $48. 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre , 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
‘The Fantasticks’ at the Hanesbrands Theatre — Through Dec. 2: No Rules Theatre Co. at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., $25 at 336-747-141,
Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Nov. 29-Dec. 16; Dec. 2 is ‘Pay What You Can’ day. Tickets $25, except all tickets are $10 on Thursdays. Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001,

Month long Miss Row Ann — Through November: Rowan Doll Society and Rowan Library China Grove present the doll display called Miss Row Ann, featuring 12 scenes using dolls and miniatures depicting actual places, events and people from Rowan County starting from the Revolutionary War through the early twentieth century. During
Salisbury Ghost Walk’s evening investigation — 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30: Salisbury Wine Shop investigation features all three floors, special emphasis on the lower level “speak easy” in the 1930s. $25 includes wine tasting. Reservations required: 704-798-3102, Group size limited to first 30 reservations with full payment.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dance ladies night out at The Blue Vine — 6:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12: Second Wednesday ladies only event, no belly dance experience necessary; $5 includes basic belly dance class complete with sparkly hip scarves to purchase or borrow, also snacks, door prizes.
Tonight: dance to live music — 7-10 p.m. Thursday Nov. 29, Kannapolis Moose Lodge Family Life Center, 990 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. $5 at the door, music by: DC & The Chosen Few.
Literary Feast: A Dickens of a Christmas with Elliot Engel — 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1: Rowan Public Library Foundation’s third annual Literary Feast at Civic Center with Dr. Elliott Engel and ‘A Dickens of a Christmas.’ Dinner buffet included. Tickets $50 through Nov. 21 at 704-216-8231.
Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1: Merry Christmas Big Band Dance for older active adults, $5 per pserson, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Nov. 30: Bluegrass with Carolina Grass, no cover • No live music saturday; closed for private party. 704-797-0093,
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. 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,
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday, Nov. 30: open jukebox • 8 p.m. until, Saturday Dec. 1: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
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 —
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday Dec. 1: 4Given Souls and 13th Tribe. 704-213-1467,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — Tonight: Karaoke performance by Tom Matthews. 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 Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, Nov. 30: Patrick Davis • Saturday Dec. 1: Caleb Caudle; Colby Dobbs Band. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte— Friday, Nov. 30: Chuck Johnson and The Charlyhorse All-Stars CD release party with Funky Geezer • Saturday, Dec. 1: Closed for private • CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — • Friday, Nov. 30: Pro wrestling • Saturday Dec. 1: Carolina Chocolate Drops.
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Saturday Dec. 1: The Great Southern Exposure International Burlesque Pageant. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,
How to create a Mesh Angel — 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1: Piedmont Floral Galleries will demonstrate. Details at Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739.
Copper Foil Classes — 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Tuesday, Dec. 18: All levels of experience. At Celestial Glasworks, 664 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, 704-796-2260.
Making a Native American style flute out of PVC — 10 a.m., Dec. 1: local flute maker and luthier Mark Beaver; hands-on workshop and playing pointers, materials provided. $25, register at or email
Hand made Christmas card class — 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 : Complete six handmade cards in one two-hour workshop. Supplies provided. $16 payable on arrival. Members $12. Includes Museum tour. Instructor Daphne Houghton. Advance registration at 704-762-9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer
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; Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Classes at Waterworks — 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 to register. Information at • Women and Wine Series (age 21+), 6:30-9 p.m. Learn the basics of watercolor, pastel painting, collage in relaxed, non-stress class as you create your own unique masterpiece. Materials and wine provided. Instructor Phyllis Steimel. “Pastels and Hearty, Spicy Reds” on Nov. 29 — “Collage and Cabernet” on Dec. 6 — $30/session-members, $35/session-non-members • Holiday Creations Childrens’ Workshops (age 4-10) 10 a.m.- noon. Explore ins and outs of mixed media. Make a Thanksgiving place setting, construct your own holiday tree to trim with globally-inspired ornaments — “Trimming the Tree around the World” Dec. 1 — Instructor Ingrid Erickson. $25/session-members, $30/session-non-members
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. 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. 413-884-4499 for appointment or with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N Lee St.
Zumba fitness — • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church 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 (16+) art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples
Card Making at the Y tonight — 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class 6-8 p.m., Nov. 29: supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Sidney Blackmer Film Fest at Rowan Public Library — Dec. 2: short featuring Suzanne, a television episode from Boris Karloff’s Thriller series “The Premature Burial,” the showing of Blackmer’s most remembered role as Roman Castevet in “Rosemary’s Baby.” Stanback Auditorium.
Pfeiffer University’s film appreciation series — Free monthly Friday evening film and discussion series by Pfeiffer Pfilm Society, in Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required. 704-463-3432 or • Dec. 7, Film Noir: The Maltese Falcon • Jan. 11, Japanese Animation: The Girl Who Leapt through Time • Feb. 15, Romance: Casablanca • March 15, B-Movie: A Hobo with a Shotgun • April 12, Documentary: Good Hair.

Piedmont Players ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ — 7 p.m., Dec. 10-11: Depression-era Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, young Scout Finch lives with her father, attorney Atticus Finch, and older brother Jem. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2. Show dates Feb. 7-16. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — 7-9 p.m., Dec. 9-10, registration 7-8 p.m. Audition consists of cold read from the script. Performance dates Feb. 7-24 24, 2013. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405,

Deadline Saturday for 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
Life Drawing Models — Waterworks Visual Arts Center seeks models for Life Drawing classes. Models must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcomed, female and male. Some experience is preferred, but not required. Download application at or pick up at the museum. Waterworks is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.
Attention Salisbury-area flutists — Join in a Christmas carol play-along 2-3 p.m. 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. Details 704-633-2787 or
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.
J F Hurley Family Senior Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19: Happy Holidays Lunch and Learn, free but preregistration required at front desk, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, lklaver@

YMCA sponsored trips — Tuesday, Dec. 11: Christmas at Billy Graham’s Library. Buses leave 4 p.m. from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Details: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ • Travel to Alaska 2013: Interested call Barbara Franklin-704-636-0111.
Community bus trip to Christmas City, McAdenville — Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Brenda Cowan for details 704-633-9073
YMCA trips to broadway shows — • 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 14, $100 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold. Pay in full by Jan. 2 • Lion King, Sept. 1, $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@

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 — • See for holiday events and train ride schedule; admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN,
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer — Current exhibit: A collection of hand-made miniatures by Terri Correll of Mooresville Miniatures Club, through the end of 2012. Correll will lead a miniature workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8. Details 704-762-9359,
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — “Where’s The Fire?” Exhibit honoring the history of firefighting in Rowan County. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 704-633-5946,,
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755–1808). Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946,,
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. Free. 704-433-3912.
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from NC. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, 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
Gregory Creek Homestead, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville — Statesville’s heritage site open for special events and school field trips. Starting in January 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 — Christmas events at Latta, see Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm. 704-875-2312,
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — See website for holiday hours, scheduled labs for kids, admission pricing. 704-372-6261,
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — See website for holiday hours, scheduled labs for kids, admission pricing. 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,
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. Free admission. 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 — $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. — Adults and children over 1 year old: $7. 336-723-9111,
Natural Science Center of Greensboro,4301 Lawndale Drive — 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,