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Salisbury Ghost Walk kicks off Halloween walking tours Friday

The Salisbury Ghost Walk kicks off its Halloween walking tours this weekend.
Tours will start at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around down town Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state.
Be sure to bring your camera, smart phone and a flashlight because some of the tales will come to life via present day hauntings.
There are no Zombies or costumed cast for any enhancements. True stories of present day hauntings is all we reveal.
In 2010 this walk received a tourism award from the Governor’s Office.
Cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Reservations are recommended by emailing boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or calling 704-798-3102. Walks are scheduled each weekend and Halloween night.
CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Folk Society presents Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.
The songs of Charlotte resident Si Kahn are known, loved, and performed all around the world.
Kahn’s 16th recording, “Courage,” was named No. 1 CD for 2010 by the Folk Alliance International.
Monthly Charlotte Folk Society gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated.
Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions, and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. For more information, visit folksociety.org
Historic Salisbury Foundation hosts the 38th annual OctoberTour of historic homes this weekend.
The tour features 14 historic sites that were built between 1815 and 1912, the Bank Street Café, live music, Civil War display and more.
Advance tickets are $20 and available at octobertour.com. Day of ticket prices are $25.
Homes are open from 10 am. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
MOCKSVILLE — The annual Four Oaks Festival in downtown Mocksville will be held Saturday.
There will be crafts, Christmas gifts, a kids area with inflatables, pedicabs, a climbing wall, face painting, food and live entertainment.
The crafts will be out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The live entertainment takes place from noon to 7 p.m. downtown at Junker’s Theater. It includes Tony Baily, Mystery Hillbillies, Tony Montieth and NoCand with Mel Jones and Don Story. The music is free; bring your own chair.
For more information, visit historicdowntownmocksville.com or call 336-909-2263.
CHINA GROVE — For one hundred years, the China Grove Roller Mill was in continuous operation and was a meeting place for the agricultural community surrounding the town of China Grove.
In its glory, the Roller Mill could grind 400 pounds of flour every 22 minutes. Farmers came from as far away as Charlotte and Harrisburg to sell and get their grain milled and purchase farm necessities — and to socialize.
The whole family can enjoy a free and entertaining afternoon of “Histories and Mysteries” storytelling and refreshments from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday during the Roller Mill Histories and Mysteries Storytelling Open House at 308 N. Main St.
Tours of the four-story building and the original mill equipment will be offered throughout the afternoon as well.
This event is sponsored by the China Grove Historical Society and Rowan Public Library.
For more information, call the South Rowan Regional Library at 704-216-7728.
CONCORD/KANNAPOLIS — The Windsong Recorder Consort presents a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.
A second concert will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at New Gilead Reformed Church, 2400 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Kannapolis.
The program, “Music Through the Years,” will include music from the Renaissance, folk songs, music from the Civil War and patriotic tunes.
For information, call Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508.
SPENCER — Create your own kaleidoscope with artist Sue Davis.
This workshop is appropriate for children ages 8 to 14, but adults are welcome too.
There are two available class dates: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 16.
There is a limit of six students per date.
The class costs $45 and includes all materials. Additional kits will be available for $30.
Students should bring a drawing or photograph to personalize the cover; this can be a collection of small pieces or one piece, but should be no larger than five inches square.
To register, contact Jenni Pfaff at TranqWool Knitting Provisions, 516 S. Salisbury Ave.,by calling 704-431-4527.
For more information, visit tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre presents “Veronica’s Room,” its third annual Halloween special fundraiser, at 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1 and 2 as well as 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
“Veronica’s Room” was written by Ira Levin, well-known author of ”Rosemary’s Baby,” “Deathtrap” and “Stepford Wives.” This chilling mystery thriller explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.
Eerily, this performance is opening 40 years to the day on the anniversary of the opening of “Veronica’s Room” on Broadway.
The play is rated PG-13 and contains adult themes and adult language.
Tickets are $15 at Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW.
For more information, call 704 788-2405 or visit oldcourthousetheatre.org
Raising money for Christmas Happiness, the Salisbury Post Classified Department will accept your new or gently used handbags, totes and wallets 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Handbag donations are being accepted until Nov. 29; the handbag sale will be the first week of December.
Lee Street Theatre, along with the Wallace family, will present a Murder At The Mansion dinner theatre fundraiser for three nights.
Come enjoy the first murder mystery dinner theatre in the Historic Hambley-Wallace House. The show runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, catered dinner, and a whodunit murder mystery.
The cost is a $150 donation per person. Only 24 seats are available each night.
Make a reservation by calling 704-310-5507
All funds will benefit Lee Street’s annual operating budget
The Center for Faith & the Arts will host its first OddBall from 7 p.m. To midnight Saturday, Nov. 2 at the F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St.
The whimsical fundraiser will include food, adult beverages, live music, dancing and a costume contest as well as both silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $30 per person through Oct. 20. The cost goes up at $35 after that. Table sponsors can decorate a table and have reserved seating for $300.
Tickets are available online at faithart.org or by calling 704-647-0999.
All proceeds go to support the center’s programs in the community.

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