Gold Hill, Cooleemee celebrate heritage with festivals Saturday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2013

24th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day — 9 a.m. Saturday Sept.28: Parade, heritage living exhibits, arts/crafts, entertainment, barbecue and other food, civil war living history encampment and skirmish, Little Miss and Mr. Gold Hill competition, parade, live music. Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill 704-267-9439,
Cooleemee Textile Heritage Festival — 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28: Three museums open with no admission fee, “Kids Chores in Old Cooleemee” feature, hands-on activities, kids area, Stan Bobbitt Band and Erwin Temple CME Church Mass Choir, Cooleemee native, musician and author, Joey Shore, fourth annual Carolina Cornbread Contest. 336-284-6040.
47th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Saturday, Oct. 5: Registration begins 4:30 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m., $1,700 in cash prizes plus trophies and ribbons. Adults $8, under 12 free. Held at East Rowan High School, Granite Quarry. BBQ chicken and homemade desserts available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until. Information 704-633-5940, 704-279-9439,
34th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 5-6: Live entertainment, crafts, games, heritage village, children’s area, food, Mayberry Gang members roaming the park. Free admission. Dan Nicholas Park, Bringle Ferry Road
A Touch of Yesterday at Bost Grist Mill — Saturday Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m.: 16th annual event at Bost Grist Mill, with wood carving champion Ron Knight, food, ice cream, music, grist mill demonstrations, quilting, blacksmithing, gold panning, pumpkin carving, kids’ games, farm animals, door prizes, more. Admission $5; free for age 5 and under. 4701 Hwy 200, Concord, 704-782-1600,
Downtown Mocksville Four Oaks Festival — Saturday, Oct. 12: Crafts, kids area w/inflatables, pedicabs, climbing wall, face painting, foods, entertainment, crafts 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. • Music at Downtown Junker’s Theater noon-7 p.m. with Tony Baily, Mystery Hillbillies, Tony Montieth, NoCand w/Mel Jones, Don Story.

Tonight: Amber Waves Band in concert at RPL — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: Modern-day Partridge Family travels the country in a converted school bus, playing traditional and original bluegrass/folk music., Stanback Auditorium, enter from Fisher Street near Henderson Law Office. Doors open 6:30 p.m., admission is free.
The Lunsfords with the GV Band in concert at RPL — 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: A mix of “gospel, traditional Ole Time music, and 50s & 60s style blue grass. Stanback Auditorium, enter from Fisher Street near Henderson Law Office. Doors open 6:30 p.m., admission free. 704-216-8229,
Mipso to perform at the Davis — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: North Carolina acoustic band Mipso in the theatre in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse. Tickets $12 at or 704-920-2753. 65 Union Street S, Concord.
Downtown Salisbury’s first Busker’s Bash — Coming Friday, Oct. 4: Street performer throughout downtown perform for votes from the public. Event begins 5 p.m.; winner announced at Coope’’s, 122 E. Fisher St., at 9 p.m.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Scotty McCreery, Oct. 5: This show open to all ages • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oct. 11 • Willie Nelson, Oct. 18 • Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White, Nov. 23 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • Arturo Sandoval, Oct. 3 • Abysinnian: A Gospel Celebration featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Oct. 8 • Aimee Mann, Oct. 8 • Michael McDonald, Oct. 9 • Buddy Guy, Oct. 10 • Potted Potter, Oct. 15-20 • Rickie Lee Jones, Oct. 24 • Sphinx Virtuosi, Nov. 1 • Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Nov. 5-10 • Corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte. 704-372-1000,

Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle,
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 4-13, Winston-Salem,
NC State Fair — Oct. 17-27, Raleigh,

Lee Street Theatre ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5: LST’s first musical. Rated PG-13 for some adult language and situations. $15 at or 704-310-5507. 405 N Lee St.,
Opening night tomorrow: PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Twelfth Night’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept 27: Join the cast at free reception following opening performance. Show dates: Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., tickets at 704-633-5471.
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville —“Holidays On Broadway” coming Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec 5-8. Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’ — Oct. 3-5, 11-12, 18, 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Oct. 6, 13, 20 at 2:30 p.m. PG. $15/adults, $12/senior citizens and students, $10/children 12 & younger. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7: An evening with Janet Litaker Chance, “Ghosts of K-Town, Then and Now,” who’s haunting the old depot? A. L. Brown High School social hall, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Park East of Trinity Methodist Church. 704-932-6125.

TranqWool participates in yarn crawl — Sept. 27-Oct. 6: TranqWool Knitting Provisions is one of 13 local yarn shops on the 2013 Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl, new thus year is a Mystery Shawl, knitted in 13 squares, one at each shop. Visitors to TranqWool may win a daily prize; also knitwear designer Cindy Colbert hosts trunk show. 516 S. Salisbury Ave., 704-431-4527, facebook,
Family Campout at the Salisbury Community Park — 3 p.m. – 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5: Nature sessions from the Boy Scouts, craft activities from the Girl Scouts, Star Gazing session from the Astronomical Society of Rowan County, campfire and smores, movie on the big screen, fishing tournament, lawn games and more. $20 per tent, pre-registration required, info at
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28: Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recomended at or 704-798-3102.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing of anime series called Black Cat.
Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5: Older adults dance, live music, $5 each and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum event — • 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Indian Princess Night for ages 5-11. Learn about Native American history and culture, explore the Native American doll make a craft. Each participant receives a real seed necklace, pick s an Indian Princess name, makes a Native American paper doll, makes an Indian princess vest for herself and her dolly. Bring your doll. $15 for members, $18 non-members. 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St.,
Seventh annual Fall Festival at Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House — 9:30 a.m,.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: all artists and craftsman vendors are invited, spaces available at no charge, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove. Call 704-213-0980.
‘Fright Light,’ planetarium laser shows — 5 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: Intense and exciting experience of laser light, Halloween-themed show entertains with images set to popular music. Viewer discretion advised. Audiences encouraged to wear tasteful costumes. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Concord Library events — • Wii Open Play 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28; play Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Smash Brothers Brawl, more. 704-920-2053. 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl youth day — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19: Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl second annual Youth Day for children age 5-15, held at S&S Outdoors, 4410 Amity Hill Road Cleveland, to introduce children to conservation and ethical, safe hunting practices. Limited to first 100 children that pre-register. Hamburger/hot dogs lunch, no cost but children must be preregistered at Additional information at

2013 Kidney KruiseN — Saturday Sept. 28: 5K and car show in Mocksville at the Masonic Picnic Grounds with team from Salisbury VA. Check in/registration 8 a.m., 5K 9 a.m, car show (with People’s Choice trophy) 10 a.m.) until 1 p.m. Raffle for a CZ Redhead Deluxe 12 Gauge 26 inch barrel shot gun, 50/50. To bring awareness to need of veterans and others that may need a transplant. Currently there are over 119,000 on the waiting list for an organ.
HSDC HOWLoween Poker Run — 10 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: Walk the trails of Paradox Farm while playing poker hands for prizes. Leashed dogs allowed. Dog costume contest; face painting; games; spooky food, drinks, t-shirts for purchase; door prizes, more. $10 admission, kids under 8 free. Benefits Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville on 601 South. 336-751-5214 or,, Facebook
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Halloween fundraiser — Oct. 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. also Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. OCT’s third annual Halloween Special /Fundraiser, tickets $15/person. PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 27: Americana/folk rock with Wyatt Espalin, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28: Americana/folk music with Scott Gibson, no cover. 704-797-0093,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m. – midnight Saturday, Sept. 28: Josh Sanders, no cover charge • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907,, Facebook
DJAaronS presents — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday Sept. 28: Greatest hits all night. 21 and up, free before 10 p.m., $5 cover after 10 p.m. Men: neat casual, ladies: wear what you like. Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. • Sunday, Sept. 29: 4th Sunday Old/New School Jam: The best in old school R&B and Hip Hop, $5 cover all night, age 21 and up, proper attire required. JC Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road
Danny Franklin plays live — 8-11 p.m. Sept. 28: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis. former lead singer of Jericho, See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday Sept. 28: Bloodwater and Caleb’s Bridge. Set Free Church meets at 5 p.m. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill,, Facebook, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday Sept. 28: Live music by Wayward Reason • 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays: Line dance lessons • 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 8 p.m. Thursdays: College night • 9:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow • 704-762-999,
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV spinnin tunes plus local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — Second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — • 8 p.m. until, Friday Sept. 27: Shagging deejay Buck Crumpton. Open Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. and Sunday at noon.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Blue Vine — First and third Tuesdays. Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday Oct. 1. $12.50/person includes wine tasting and dinner; different theme every time. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27: Wines of South Africa with Josh Lavis, Country Vintner, $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

Needle Felting Workshop — 1-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Learn to needle felt with two different projects, felted ornament and then bead embellished earrings. All supplies included in $35 class fee. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Call Liese Sadler at 215-300-4369 or email Class will be held in Liese’s studio in Salisbury.
Yoga in the Parks — All classes 9:-10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Hatha Yoga certified instructor Christine Zimmer; wear comfy clothing, bring mat or blanket, for all levels • Oct. 5 and 19, Forest Hills Park (230 Grove St.) • Nov. 2 and 16, Foil Tatum Park (223 N. McCoy Road). On site registration $5 per class, arrive 15 minutes early. Sponsored by Salisbury City Parks & Rec, 704-638-5275.
Meditation and Movement — 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 15 Wednesdays from Sept. 4 • 7-7:50 p.m. 12 Mondays from Sept. 23. Instructor Sacha Roberts. Bring towel or mat. For pricing contact Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999.
Community Yoga — 6-7 p.m., Fridays in Sept. and Oct.: Introductory, bring mat, arrive 10 minutes ahead for registration. Cabarrus Health Alliance, 300 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis. 704-920-1257,
PPT youth theatre Fall audition workshop — 9 a.m., Saturday Oct. 5: Preparing students to audition for ‘Story Theatre’ includes stage movement, character development and how to audition for a non-musical. 20 spots available, $40. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Workshop at Carolina Lily — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28: “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” with Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, preregister at 704-639-0033 •
Card making at the Y — 1-3 p.m., Oct. 7: Make six cards/$10, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Pottery 101 2-hour workshop — “Let’s Get Messy,” 7-9 p.m. most Wednesdays: Ages 14-adult, two-hour Pottery Wheel class in one evening. Instruction on wheel throwing basics, make and decorate a pot on the potter’s wheel. Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18. Cost $35, class limited to eight, groups or individuals welcome. Pottery made during class ready for pickup two weeks from the class date. Advance registration required at 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,,
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Tuesday ages: 5 and up, Wednesday ages 7 and up. $25 per session, 704-754-0853 or
New beginner line dancing — 4:45-5:30 Thursdays Oct. 3 thru Nov. 21: Seven lessons $26, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55 and older at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginner and intermediate levels. Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner) and 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate), ongoing 8-week classes. Cost $35 per class includes workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369,
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or • Hand Building & Wheel Pottery: Ages 12 and up, Tuesdays • Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21 and up, Tuesdays • Printing On The Press: Ages 16 and up, Thursdays.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 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 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays in “the Artist’s Bungalow” (Patt’s home studio) in Salisbury. Call for info about supplies, etc. or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647,
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.
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.

Helpful talk at the Y — 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 1: “Taking care of you, the care giver,” Learn why you need to care for yourself. Public welcome, free, sign up at the front desk or 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Piedmont Singles — • 7:15 p.m. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Free film tonight: Humphrey Bogart in ‘Beat The Devil’ — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: Free. “Beat the Devil,” 1953, starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley. Directed by John Huston. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S, Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse. Doors open 6:30 p.m., seating first-come, first-served. No tickets required. Upcoming films: Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue,” in honor of Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.; “Lloyd the Conqueror,” award-winning comedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 9 p.m. after the downtown Concord Art Walk. For more information about Modern Film Fest at the Davis and other arts council activities, visit or call 704-920-2787. Many of these films have not been rated by the MPAA. The arts council recommends that you research a film to determine whether it is appropriate for you. Information: 704-920-2787 or or • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArts

PPT youth: ‘Story Theatre’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday Oct. 8-9 : 25 spots per time slot. Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, Performance dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 5. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Oct. 13-14: Wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and spunky little girl who won’t take no for an answer. Two female Varying ages. Show dates Dec. 5-21. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, See for detailed character descriptions.

Workshop at Carolina Lily — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28: “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” with Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens. Free, plan on 1.5 hours, rain or shine. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033,,
Davidson County Master Gardeners plant sale — 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, Oct. 5: at Lexington Farmers Market at the Depot, Railroad Ave. Plants for sale are grown and propagated by the Master Gardeners who will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Miniature Paintings of Rowan County Scenes by Mark Brincefield and Clyde. Displaying Regional Artists. 704-647-0340,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Karen Frazer solo show “Entropy,” through Sept. 28: Salvaged pieces from the Grimes Mill site transformed into assemblage paintings and sculpture. Part of proceeds of any art sales will be donated to Historic Salisbury Foundation • Oct. 3-Nov. 2: “Details” Karen Alexander, Karen Frazer, Judith Kandl, Elizabeth McAdams, Linda McMurrer, Don Moore, showing work with an architectural theme. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. • Free, open to the public. Salisbury’s Historic Rail Walk Arts District, 409 N Lee St. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 302-598-8812,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Fall/Winter exhibition “Restructure: Contrast and Balance” • Young People’s Gallery: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Faculty Art Show, Through-Nov. 16 • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Art Show, Nov.21-Feb. 1, 2014. Gallery 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,
Saunders at Mooresville Artist Guild — Salisbury artist Frank Saunders’ exhibit at MAG Depot Fine Arts Gallery through Sept. 27. 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-6661,
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — “Making It,” through through Oct. 3, celebrating Piedmont Craftsmen’s 50th anniversary. Free, 704-920-2787,
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — “Seasonal Adjustments,” group show by seventeen artists, part of the continuing series of Second Friday art exhibits at the gallery. New show each month. Info at 704-953-4304,
Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte — Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28 with musical performance by Sandy Herrault, “Showdown,” interdisciplinary visual art competition, winner determined by patron vote. Best in Show announced 10 p.m. Free and open to the public. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte,, Facebook
Erickson exhibit at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — Through Sept. 30: Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486,

YMCA sponsored trips — • Nov. 12: Shopping Day-Ikea; leave 9 a.m., $15 transportation fee • Nov. 22: Gaither’s Homecoming at Cabarrus Arena, leave 3:30 p.m., $28 transportation/ticket fee • Broadway show trips coming up, must sign up to reserve orchestra seating: March 4, 2014 “Evita;” April 1, 2014 “Ghost the Musical;” Aug. 20, 2014 “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Davie Co. Senior Services holiday trip — Nov. 11-13: Early Thanksgiving feast, Christmas show at Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach, Legends In Concert, Hot Jersey  Nights, ocean front suites, plus shopping. Call Barbara Thornton 336-753-6230.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • California New Year’s GetAway featuring Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 1-5 p.m. Oct. 5: Accepting vendor forms for artists, performers to set up in downtown Kannapolis, no charge. The inaugural event had 40+ vendors including painters, sculptors, juggling clowns, Renaissance Festival performers, live music, live painting demonstrations, more. This free event is a cultural art walk featuring art and performance art. A free family friendly event but must register in advance. Information or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
HSDC HOWLoween Poker Run — Saturday, Oct. 19: Fundraiser to benefit Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville, 601 South. T-shirt, concession, other vendors contact 336-751-5214,,, Facebook
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers.
Harvest Festival — Saturday Oct 19: Local crafters and vendors to set up at Franklin Heights Baptist Church festival that includes a chili cook-off, booking signing by local author Don Davis, face painting, more. Proceeds will goto assist Franklin Heights Christian Academy. 704-932-6245.

Call for musicians, bands, street performers, buskers — Buskers Bash 5-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 4: Download performer’s application at, application deadline close of business Friday Sept. 27. Event features Best Busker Contest where attendees vote for favorite street performers. The event will be free and open to the public. Info at
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.