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Piedmont Players Theatre’s ‘Leap of Faith’ opens tonight

Opening night tonight PPT’s ‘Leap Of Faith’ — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 17: Join the cast for complimentary reception following opening performance courtesy of Emma’s of Salisbury. Play continues Oct 17-19 and 23-26 at 7:30 p.m..; Oct 20 at 2:30 p.m. VALUE NIGHT: Wed. Oct 23, all tickets only $10. PiedmontPlayers.comAdults $18, seniors/students $15. Tickets at 213 S. Main St., or 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — “Broadway’s Tricks And Treats,” Oct. 18-20 and 24-27 • Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or www.broadwaysbest.biz. Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’ — Oct. 18, 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Oct. 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, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Rocktober Fest at Morgan Ridge — 3-9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Last concert of the season See Brief on page 2D, 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.com
Pink Floyd Tribute at Catawba College — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: Catawba College All Stars perform all of the monumental album live, Hedrick Little Theatre, free, open to the public. Information, Dr. David Lee Fish at dlfish@catawba.edu
Fourth annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing — 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20: Piedmont Choral Society’s free program featuring older, traditional, beloved hymns and anthems and stories behind the hymns, at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Other special music plus audience participation. Reception follows. Bring canned goods for CCM. To suggest a hymn or for information, 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com
Salisbury Symphony season opens Oct. 26 — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26: “Fantastique!” Music by Dukas, Saint-Saens, Berlioz. Marjorie Bagley, violin, soloist. David Hagy, conductor. Keppel Auditorium. Individual and season ticket info at 704-637-4314 or salisburysymphony.org
Catawba College Singers Fall Concert — 5:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 27: Franz Schubert’s Mass in G and works by Mozart, Basler, Forrest, others. Accompanied by string ensemble, piano, organ, French horn. Featured soloists include Christina Pier, Dr. Barry Sang, Jacob Hahn and student vocalists. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba campu. The 40-member Singers under the direction of Dr. Phillip Burgess. Free and open to the public.
Windsong Recorder Consort concert — 3 p.m. p.m., Oct. 27: “Music Through the 88Years,” free concert at New Gilead Reformed Church, 2400 Old Salisbury-Concord Road. Music from the Renaissance, folk songs, music from the Civil War and patriotic tunes. Information 704-425-3508.
Robert Earl Keen at the The Neighborhood Theatre — Friday Oct. 18: “The road goes on forever!” Robert Earl Keen with Andrea Davidson. Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m., $26 advance, $30 DOS CarolinaTix or 704-372-1000. 511 East 36th St., Charlotte, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
Gaither Vocal Band at Cabarrus Arena — Nov. 22. Tickets begin at $22.50. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Highway 49 North. Box Office 704-920-3976 or ticketmaster.com
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White, Nov. 23 • Kool & The Gang, Dec. 29 • ZZ Top, Dec. 31 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • Rickie Lee Jones, Oct. 24 • Sphinx Virtuosi, Nov. 1 • Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Nov. 5-10 • Celtic Thunder Mythology, Nov. 11 • Cyndi Lauper She’s So Unusual Tour, Nov. 12 • The Newport Effect, Nov. 14 • John Oliver, Nov. 23 • Forbidden Broadway, Nov. 12-24 • Jim Brickman The Love Tour, Nov. 19 • The Irish Tenors, Nov. 30 • Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Dec. 4 • Colors of Christmas, Dec. 20-21 • The Book of Mormon, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 • B.B. King, Jan. 12 • Wayne Brady, Feb. 23 • Alton Brown Live!, Feb. 24 • Kenny Loggins, April 27 • Corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte. 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts.org

Historic Gold Hill Potter’s Festival — 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. Historice Village of Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. www.goldhillnc.com
Harvest Festival — Saturday Oct. 19: Local crafters and vendors, a chili cook-off, booking signing by local author Don Davis, face painting, more. To benefit Franklin Heights Christian Academy. Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 704-932-6245.
30th Lexington Barbecue Festival — 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Uptown Lexington, live entertainment on four stages, carnival and family fun area, Bicycle Stunt Shows, Hogway Speedway, Car Show Extravaganza, Lumberjack Sports Show, wine garden, tournaments and races, more. Free admission, www.barbecuefestival.com

Jackie Torrence Tribute Storytelling Festival — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: See Brief on page 2D. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org or 704-216-8229 or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Concord Library events — • Book+ Teen Activity Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m., decorate a mask and talk about the futuristic thriller “Legend” by Marie Lu. 704-920-2053. Sign up requested • Monday, Oct. 21: Where’s Waldo Day in the Children’s Room, 704-920-2058. • BeTWEEN the Lines Book Discussion for ages 10-12, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. discussing “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson, 704-920-2058 • Wii Open Play 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, play Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Smash Brothers Brawl more, 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing of Rosario + Vampire.
Special Saturday opening and demo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19: Free Mesh Wreath Demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7791
RPL Fall Photowalks — See Brief on page 2D . Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8229.
Cornerstone Fall Fest — 1-4 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26: Wristbands required for activities, $5 or 5 non-perishable items for Rowan Helping Ministries. Special performances by ProTown BMX Stunt Team, also food, games, hay ride, prizes, bounce houses, mechanical bull, more. 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.cornerstone-church.net
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, make a craft. Each participant receives real seed necklace, picks  Indian Princess name, makes Native American paper doll, makes Indian princess vest for herself and dolly. Bring your doll. $15  members, $18 non-members. 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
‘Comet Tales,’ planetarium laser show — 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16: Comets have long fascinated, impressed, even terrified superstitious observers. Modern science has shed light on these spectacular lights in the sky. 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.
Historic Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires date changed — Saturday, Nov. 23: Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, Facebook, 704-267-9439

Salisbury Ghost Walk Halloween walking tours — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19: Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as “wettest and wickedest” town in the state.Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight because some tales come to life via present day hauntings. No Zombies or costumed cast, just true stories. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recomended at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-798-3102. Walks are scheduled each weekend and Halloween night.
Halloween trolley rides in Salisbury and Spencer — Fun-scary trolley rides appropriate for all ages • Salisbury: Oct. 18 at 8 and 9 p.m. / Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. / Oct. 25 at 8 / 9 p.m. / Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. / Oct. 31 at 8 and 9 p.m. • Spencer: Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by and benefit the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. Reservations 704-762-9359. Adults $12, kids $10. 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville — Sunset on Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights through Nov. 2: Run, slide, crawl through 1/2-mile, multi-leveled haunted trail. Bonfires and music while waiting your turn. Also: Good Ole Fashioned Night Time Bonfire Hayride, a private, reserved bonfire site and 45-minute wagon hayride. 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville. Prices, schedules at www.Scarriganfarms.com or www.Carriganfarms.com or Facebook. 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, www.scarriganfarms.
Broadway’s Best Mocksville’s Halloween Holiday Musical Revue — Oct. 18-20 and 24-27: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday -Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26 an additional 2 p.m. matinee. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. Opening night, Friday Oct. 18: free pre-show reception with snacks, punch. Located off the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road in Davie County, www.broadwaysbest.biz
‘Fright Light,’ planetarium laser shows — 5 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: See Brief on page 2D Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
NC Quarter Midget Track of Terror — • Terror nights: Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2 from 8-11 p.m. (last ticket sold 10:30 p.m.)• Adults $15 (get $5 off with 3 canned goods), children (12 & under) $10 (get $5 off with 3 canned goods). Hotdog and drink sale. NC Quarter Midget Track, 1130 Speedway Blvd., Salisbury, www.ncqma.com
18th year of Forbidden Forest Horror Trail — Oct. 24, 25, 26, 31, and Nov 1, 2: Tickets go on sale at dark. Proceeds go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Concessions available on site. Located at 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. 704-223-2765, www.forbiddenforesthorrortrail.com or call 704-223-2765.
Happy’s Farm Haunted Western Town — 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday Oct. 25-26: Family friendly, $5 admission includes hay wagon through the haunted forest, unlimited play in the jail arcade, horse rides at the Pow Wow Corral, Happy’s Haunted Hotel, s’mores kit to enjoy around the campfire, 1 Go-Fish ticket for Kohl’s Cares Corral, 1 chance on Happy’s Cupcake Walk. Age 3 and under free. Concessions available. 985 Parks Road off Mt. Hope Church Road near Happyls Lake. 7004-279-5268, www.hppysfarm.org
Trick or Treat at Gold Hill village shops — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Children may trick or treat at Historic Gold Hill village shop; dress up in your favorite costume! www.historicgoldhill.com/
Gold Hill Ghost Tour — Guided walking tours and hayrides begin 6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Ghost stories, gold mines. ‘The Powder House’ is reputedly one of the most haunted sites in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and Rowan County. Ghost stories and tours begin at Russell-Rufty Shelter in the park. Tickets must be purchased no later than 9 p.m. at the Russell-Rufty Shelter on the night of the tour only. $5 adults, $3 children 6-10, under 6 free. Wear comfortable walking shoes, no sandals, flip-flops, open-toes. Dress for warmth, plan on being entertained until 11 p.m. depending on how late you arrive and register you group. Halloween costumes, masks not recommended as they hamper vision and ability to walk. A safe, light hearted fun event with no theatrics or horrifying costumes, just honest to goodness ghost stories from the mining era passed down through the generations. 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com or Facebook.
The Darker Side of Latta Plantation — • Oct. 18-19: Ghost Tales in the Dark, tour the plantation by candlelight, hear real ghost stories. RSVP required, $15 per person, for age 10 and up. Registration is now open and tour sizes are limited. Call 704-875-2312 for times and to register • 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: All Hallow’s Eve, trick or treating around the plantation, Halloween baking in the old kitchen, storytelling, pumpkin painting, costume contest, more. Free with regular site admission ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, ages 5 and under free • 7-10 p.m., Oct. 25-26: Ghost Walk, venture through the plantation at night on a candlelit tour, led by a guide through a haunted site filled with historical scenarios such as explosive battlefields, a family mourning their lost loved ones in the parlor, haunted field hospitals, creepy cemetery. Groups depart every few minutes. $10 per person,not recommended for children under 10. Details at www.lattaplantation.org
‘RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead’— 8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 24: The zombie film that started it all comes to select cinemas nationwide. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett offer a live hilarious never-before-seen take on the classic horror film broadcast live at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road.
NCShakes Presents ‘Jack’ — Two shows only, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25: NC Shakespeare Festival’s spine-tingling telling of Jack the Ripper, for ages 14 and above, part of a fundraising project to allow NCShakes to rebuild. 336-841-2273, www.ncshakes.org and available by calling 336-841-2273. 807 W. Ward Ave., High Point.
Trick or treat at the Renaissance Festival — 10: a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27: Fun, free, and safe place, also a Halloween Treasure hunt, costume contest with prizes. Ages 5-12, normally $11 admission, will be admitted free courtesy of Harris Teeter (under age 5 is always free). www.royalfaires.com/
Discovery 3D theatre gets creepy — Prepare for Halloween with the help of 3D glasses and a house full of eye-popping surprises. The cat looks normal as you follow it into the house. But wait, did those toys actually move? Did something just brush by you? As the hair on the back of your neck stands up and a chill runs down your spine, you suddenly realize that things are not quite right in this house…(caution: some scenes may be scary for young visitors.) Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, 704-372-6261, Facebook, Twitter, www.discoveryplace.org
Tweetsie Railroad — 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday nights through Nov. 2: 24th annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival. Due to the popularity of this annual event, a limited number of tickets are available for each evening. Many nights often sell out; ordering advance tickets online at Tweetsie.com is strongly recommended. Admission $28 adults and children, ages 2 and under free. Tickets at Tweetsie.com.

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. Saturday, Oct. 19: The Band of Opportunity, no cover • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
DJAaronS (OCAA nominee) presents Saturday Night Live at Benchwarmers — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Banging the Greatest Hits at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St., free before 10 p.m., $5 cover after 10. Men: neat Casual, ladies: wear what you like.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays live — 8-11 p.m. Friday Oct. 25: The Concord Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Villge Drive. 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. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday Oct. 19: Arms of Mercy and The Shine Effect. Set Free Church meets at 5 p.m. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule t
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturdays: Live music • 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, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com
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. www.statesvilleshagclub.com
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — • 9 p.m. until, Friday Oct. 18: The Jimmy Shirley Band. Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-7:30 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17: Beer tasting – Beer aged in bourbon barrels, $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18: Wine tasting – six wines from France with Rick Bowman of Bordeaux Fine & Rare. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com

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. Possible rain date October 20 1-5 pm. 336-751-5214 or hsdcmarketing@gmail.com, www.davienchumane.org, Facebook
Domestic Violence Awareness Rally — Noon-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Music, food, fun, live entertainment. 909 S. Main St., 704-603-8285 for details. Hosted by S&H Youth and Adult Services
Third annual Helping Handbags — Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 29: Raising money for Christmas Happiness by accepting new or gently used handbags, totes, wallets at the Salisbury Post. The Handbag sale will be the first week of December – exact dates and times to come.
Fundraiser trick-or-treat bake sale — 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Benefiting continuing music programs of Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society. At Coburn United Methodist Church parking lot, 901 S. Church St. See singing ghosts and goblins in their Halloween costumes.
Cauble Creek Vineyard Artist Invitational reception to support Lupus — 6-9p p.m. Friday Nov. 1: Opening reception is free and open to the public kicksg off 2013 Artist Invitational featuring 16 artists, Nov. 1-17. Proceeds benefit Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter. Hosted by Crystal’s Crew as a team fundraiser for the 2014 Walk to End Lupus Now in Charlotte on Sunday, May 4, at CPCC. Cauble Creek is at 700 Cauble Creek Farm Road, caublecreekvineyard.com
Old Courthouse Theatre’s third Halloween fundraiser — Oct. 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. also Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. “Veronica’s Room” by Ira Levin (au”Rosemary’s Baby,” “Deathtrap,” “Stepford Wives.” $15/person. PG-13 contains adult themes and adult language. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Seventh annual Bradley Barnhardt Memorial Golf Tournament — Saturday Nov. 2: Noon-1 p.m. lunch by Gary’s BBQ, 1 p.m. shotgun start at Corbin Hills Golf Club. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life. Details at
Center for Faith & the Arts OddBall — 7 p.m.-midnight Nov. 2: Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, entertainment, silent and live auctions, sign-up parties, costume contest,deejay for late night dancing. Tickets $30 now, $35 after October 20. Come in costume orcocktail attire. F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Call CFA for tickets 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Third annual Cooleemee Chicken Stew — 4:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16: At Zachary House; All you can eat stew $5, hotdogs, drinks. Tournaments with cash prizes: 1 p.m. cornhole, 3 p.m. horseshoes, $5 entry fees. Proceeds go to Cooleemee Recreation Department.
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment

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. 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.
Kaleidoscope workshop with artist Sue Davis — 1-3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 16: Appropriate for ages 8-14; adults also welcome. $45 includes all materials. Students should bring drawing or photograph to personalize the cover, can be a collection of small pieces or one piece, no larger than five inches square. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer,704-431-4527, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
Community Yoga — 6-7 p.m., Fridays in Oct.: Introductory, bring mat, arrive 10 minutes ahead for registration. Cabarrus Health Alliance, 300 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis. 704-920-1257, yoga@cabarrushealth.org
November 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 6-week classes. Cost $25 per class plus $5 for workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, www.guitarheel.com
Pottery 101 2-hour workshop — “Let’s Get Messy,” 7-9 p.m. most Wednesdays: For ages 14-adult, two-hour Pottery Wheel class in one evening on wheel throwing basics, make and decorate a pot on the potter’s wheel. Available dates: Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18. Cost $35, class limited to eight, groups or individuals welcome. Advance registration required at 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Children’s clay classes — Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon, for ages 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, all materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter. Must pay minimum three days in advance to hold a space • Harvest Candle Holder: Oct. 19 • Fall Garland: Oct. 26 • Picasso Rooster: Nov. 9 • Santa’s Cookie Plate/Mug: Nov. 16 • Gingerbread House: Nov. 23 • Never Enough Mugs!: Nov. 30 • Cookies for Santa- Plate & Cup: Dec. 7 • Ornaments: Dec. 14. Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Salisbury Art Station — Openings available in 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. fotr ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or art.notions@yahoo.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler livethreadstudio@gmail.com
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., ask about bundle-and-save pricing; register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org • Figure Drawing from Life: Age 21+, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 • Women & Wine series, age 21+, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24 – Acrylic Painting & Pinot Grigio; Nov. 14 – Creating Collages & Cabernet • Coptic Books workshop with Peg Gignoux, ages 18+. Friday Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Build Your Own 3D House, ages 4-12 (4-year-olds must be accompanied by adult). Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-noon • Thanksgiving workshop, ages 4-12 (4-year-olds must be accompanied by adult). Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-noon • Children’s Holiday Ornament workshop, ages 4-12 (4-year-olds must be accompanied by adult).
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, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.
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. Call for info. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, http://www.pattlegg.com/
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Meet the candidates tonight — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17: Candidates for Salisbury City Council, Miller Recreation Center, 1402 W. Bank St., light refreshments. Sponsored by West End Pride, 704-633-2424 or 704-633-9914. Candidates: Karen Alexander, Maggie Blackwell, Rick Honeycutt, Blake Jarman, Pete Kennedy, Brian Miller, William Peoples, William Dale Stephens, Paul Woodson.
Symphony Guild ‘Behind the Scenes’ — Symphony Guild Gathering and Talk for members and friends, 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, free. Can also attend open rehearsal following talk. Conductor David Hagy shares his considerations when selecting a program. Executive Director Linda Jones describes what it takes to get the musicians of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra onboard and onstage. Marjorie Bagley, violin soloist, on what it is like to perform as a soloist with a new orchestra. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College campus. Refreshments.
Program on bullying — 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24: Friends against Bullying presentation, free, at Cornerstone Church, Webb Road. rowanparentsagainstbullys@gmail.com
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 23: “What to do in a medical emergencies at home,” by Novant. Covered dish, free, sign up at front desk or 704-636-0111. Public welcome. lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
‘The Role of Women in Agribusiness’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: AAUW lecture series with Domisty Menius, Wild Turkey Farms co-owner/operator, on sustainable agriculture methods. Opportunity to buy Wild Turkey Farms products afterward. Light refreshments provided by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Free. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at welcome desk. Information Kyndall Moore kyndall.moore@gmail.com

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

PPT’s Tony Award winning comedy ‘The 39 Steps’ — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday Oct. 28-29: Performace dates Dec. 5-1. Details at www.piedmontplayers.com. Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.


Extension Master Gardener fall plant sale — 9-11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Fall is the best time to plant small shrubs and perenials. Master Gardenerss on hand to help with selections and questions. Also tour the Pocket Gardens on the Extension Campus, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, 704-216-8970.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Miniature Paintings of Rowan County Scenes by Mark Brincefield and Clyde. Displaying Regional Artists. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. — Artist of the Month: E.J. Brincefield, on display in October. 704-633-1246.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Listing for Oct 3 Through Nov. 2: “Details,” Karen Alexander, Karen Frazer, Judith Kandl, Elizabeth McAdams, Linda McMurrer, Don Moore, showing work with an architectural theme • 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, www.railwalkgallery.com
Reception tonight at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Reception for exhibition of student artwork of Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest 5-6:30 p.m. today. • 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, www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Two new exhibitions: Shop Seagrove and Piedmont Pottery and Soft Focus, Oct. 21-Dec. 19. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Community bus to mountains of Blowing Rock and Boone — Saturday, Oct. 26: $20 before 10/18. Also Tanger Outlets on Shoppes on the Parkway. Call Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073.
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 • 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.

Glory of Christmas rehearsals — Salisbury Ecumenical Choir begins rehearsals for annual Glory of Christmas Concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Rehearsals in parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Attend enough rehearsals to be comfortable with the program • 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays 11/6; 11/13; 11/20; 12/4; 12/11 • 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays 11/7; 11/14; 12/12 • 5-6 p.m. Sundays 11/10; 11/17; 11/24; 12/8 p.m. Info, questions 704 633 3221 or pburgess@stlukessalisbury.net
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

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