Celebrate the final day of summer with a bash in Spencer

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2013

SPENCER — Enjoy the last bits of summer in Spencer on Saturday.
The day starts with the swap meet set-up at 9 a.m. ($20 per space), the farmers’ market opens at 10 a.m., the wing ding cookoff takes off at 11 a.m., music by The Band Attic deejay cranks up at noon and the cruise and car show registration begins at 2 p.m. ($25 entry fee) with judging at 4 p.m. Kids’ pony rides start at noon at $2 per ride.
Food and drink are permitted, but no alcohol. The event takes place at 418 S. Salisbury Ave., across from the NC Transportation Museum.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation presents “Yoga In The Parks” this fall.
The classes will be led by Hatha Yoga certified instructor Christine Zimmer.
Wear comfy clothing and bring your yoga mat or light blankets. All levels are welcome.
Classes are from 9 to 10:15 a.m. On site registration is $5 per class; arrive 15 minutes early. For more information, call 704-638-5275.

• Saturday, Sept. 21 — Hurley Park, Annandale Avenue and Lake Drive
• Saturday Oct. 5 and 19 — Forest Hills Park, 230 Grove St.
• Saturday Nov. 2 and 16 — Foil Tatum Park, 223 N. McCoy Road
SPENCER — Comic book historian and author Michael Eury presents “Superman,” a fun, trivia-packed, all-ages presentation covering the hero’s history, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St..
A question and answer session as well as activities will follow. Superman costumes are encouraged.
This event is free with museum admission.
For more information, call 704-762-9359 or visit spencerdollandtoymuseum.com.
When ancient peoples of all cultures saw the moon cycle, they invented myths to explain it.
While these myths are still fun to read, humans have now walked on the moon, flown around it, and learned what really causes its fascinating phases and occasional eclipses.
The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, offers “The Moon: Earth’s Natural Satellite” at 5 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.
A local family, The Sandridges, will come together to be certified barbecue judges during the third annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic this weekend.
This event is free to the public, and proceeds will go to event charities, which include the Salisbury VA Hospice Unit, the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House and The Folds of Honor Foundation.
There are 78 teams competing in this year’s event and the 87 certified barbecue judges come from 11 states.
There will be live music Friday evening and Saturday includes Fast Freddie Thompson, the Michelle Leigh Band, the Main Event Band, the Big Ron Hunter Band, Tammie Davis, Carson Hill and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen More than 50 vendors will also be on site.
For details, visit bikerbluesbbqrally or call Gary at 704-202-8712.
CONCORD — The Salisbury Swing Band will perform at the Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The band is under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, and will feature vocalists Laura Millspaugh and Bill Bucher.
For information visit salisburyswingband.com
Rising musical star Ivory Layne appears with Catawba College’s own talented music student Emma Stoneberg in an evening of original song.
This free concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Catawba’s Hedrick Little Theatre.
Layne’s musical debut is an EP titled “Volume One.”
Stoneberg, a senior honors student majoring in popular music and music business, came to Catawba from Asheville, by way of Nanjing, China, Colorado, and Minnesota.
An ensemble of some of Catawba’s best popular music students will back both Layne and Stoneberg.
CONCORD — Grammy-nominated gospel and blues singer Ruthie Foster will open the Davis Theatre season at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Foster was named “Female Blues Artist of the Year” by critics in the 20th annual Living Blues awards earlier this month.
Foster’s style is a blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Her voice has been compared to Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Bonnie Raitt.
Foster’s awards include Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Blues Album, Best Folk Artist and Best Female Vocalist.
Foster and her band will perform at 65 Union St. S. in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse.
Visit CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or call 704-920-2753 to purchase tickets. Tickets are $45.
MOORESVILLE — The 13th annual Blues & Burritos will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the front lawn at Homesley & Wingo Law Group, 330 S. Main St.
The featured band, Part-Time Blues Band features guitarist Rusty Barkley. Mother Blues Cohen will join the band for a special performance.
There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged to benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and the Mooresville Christian Mission.
The law firm provides complimentary beverages and a limited supply of burritos.
For more information, visit lakenormanlaw.com or find the Facebook page.
CONCORD — Modern Film Fest at the Davis presents a free screening of “Beat the Devil,” a 1953 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre and Robert Morley.
The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.
It is an offbeat, funny satire of Maltese Falcon-ish movies directed by John Huston from a screenplay by Truman Capote.
The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union St. S. in the Cabarrus County
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-serve.
No tickets are required. For more information, call 704-920-ARTS (2787).
Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens presents “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 28 at Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road.
Some of the plants will be raffled off to attendees.
The class is free and will last about an hour and a half, rain or shine.
For more information, call 704 639-0033, visit carolinalily.com or email carolinalily@att.net
Lee Street Theater’s first musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens next Thursday, Sept. 26.
The play explores contemporary heterosexual courtship by using humor and music to reveal the difficulties and joys of connecting with another person.
Performance dates are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5 at The Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St.
All tickets are $15 and are available at leestreet.org/tickets/ or by calling 704-310-5507.
The Norvell Theater box office opens for ‘Twelfth Night’ this week.
Seat namers and Season tickets can get tickets Friday.
The box office opens to the general public Monday.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senoirs and students.
For tickets stop by the Norvell box office, 135 E. Fisher St., or call 704-633-5471.
Show dates are Sept 27-28 and Oct 4-5.
For more information, visit PiedmontPlayers.com.