There’s still plenty of Halloween fun to be had this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2013

JF Hurley YMCA Halloween Carnival — Tonight, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Haunted trail, inflatables, games, fun, costume contest, concessions. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Last three days Reaper’s Realm Haunted House & Trail — 1610 Daugherty Road, China Grove, 704-857-7357, admission $10, New zombie paintball. Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2.
Boogerwoods Howl-o-ween Spooktakular — Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2: Tickets $15, go on sale at 2 p.m. each day, ticket is for that night only. Six new scenes and all the favorites. All info at . Rated one of the most entertaining haunts in the Carolinas.
Salisbury Halloween Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31: “Boo” and the gang wraps up their Halloween Walking tours tonight with 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. Make reservations at or 704-798-3102.
Halloween trolley rides in Salisbury and Spencer — Fun-scary trolley rides appropriate for all ages • Salisbury: Oct. 31 at 8 and 9 p.m. Sponsored by and benefits 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.,
NC Quarter Midget Track of Terror — • Terror nights: 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,
18th year of Forbidden Forest Horror Trail — 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, or call 704-223-2765.
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 or or Facebook. 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, www.scarriganfarms.

Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2: 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. $15  members, $18 non-members. 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St.,
Special Saturday opening and demo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2: Free bow tying demonstration 10:30 a.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7791.
Rowan County Veterans will be honored — Friday Nov. 8 before football game between the South Rowan Raiders and the East Rowan Mustangs. Veterans and spouses admitted free by stopping by the Woodmen of the World tent before 6:45 p.m. Veterans will be honored on the field before the game. Questions, Dr. James Shaver 704-857-2238.
The Price of Freedom Museum Veteran’s Day event — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9: Theme “Pearl Harbor Memories,” Military flag raising ceremony, free gift to veterans, free admission. Military vehicles on display, military eapons and war related memorabilia, museum open all day. At the intersection of Patterson and weaver Roads, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove,
‘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.
YMCA Christmas craft fair — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 11: Details, Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,,
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24: Showing “Sin The Movie.”
Concord Library events — • Historical Book Discussion Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. discussing Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s “Killing Kennedy,” Register at 704-920-2054 • Concord Book Discussion Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. discussing “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, 704-920-2053 • Wii Open Play & Sports Event 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Prepare for the opening of “Catching Fire” with Wii Archery & Wii Sports, 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

FirstARTS presents — 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 1: Adaskin String Trio with pianist Sally Pinkas, First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121,
Special Children’s Concert — 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 2: by Piedmont Prime Time Community Band, GEM Theatre in Kannapolis, 111 W. 1st St., under the direction of new conductor Dr. Laurence Marks. Free concert features compositions by Disney, John Williams, medley of selections from all eight Harry Potter films, also selections by Dutch composer Jan van der Roost and American composer Frank Ticheli’s unique setting of Amazing Grace. 704-608-2197, or
Charlotte Folk Societ’s free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8: Americana trio The Stray Birds. Note: due to street repairs on Elizabeth Avenue, enter parking deck from 4th Street. Exit the back of the deck to the Stella Center parking lot). Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing.
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. or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • 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,

Lee Street Theatre’s Grand Opening production — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 14-16: “All The Great Books (Abridged),” $15 at or 704-310-5507. Performances are located at the NEW Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — “Holidays On Broadway,” Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec 5-8. Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
UNC-C Theatre Department performs ‘Love the Doctor’ — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, and Nov. 6-9. Matinees 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10: 17th-century comedic play includes some adult content, not recommended for children under 13. $14 general admission, Robinson Hall, 704-687-1849, 9201 University City Blvd.,
‘Shakespeare on Trial’ at NC Shakespeare Festival — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 19: Clever, rollicking two-man show performed by Off the Leash Creative. 90-minute show suitable for middle and high school students, includes interaction with actors at the conclusion. Tickets $5 available only in advance. High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce St., downtown High Point. 336-841-2273, or

Cauble Creek Vineyard Artist Invitational reception supports 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,
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
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
Louisiana Turkey Gumbo meal — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday Nov. 1: $8 for turkey gumbo, rice, salad, roll, punch bowl cake, drink. Sacred Heart Catholic School Brincefield Hall, 704-633-9551, 704-223-4427.
Terrie Hess House Prevent Child Abuse Rowan event — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 3: Dine-in or take out $8 includes BBQ, slaw, beans, roll, dessert. Free delivery for 10+ orders. Held at Second Presbyterian Church, 732 Lincolnton Road. Proceeds benefit Terrie Hess House. Get tickets from Matthew Marsh at The Forum, Beth Moore at or Janice Helsley-Junda at
Old Courthouse Theatre’s third Halloween fundraiser — 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,
Flapjack breakfast — 7-10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 9: $7 at the door, Applebees, Faith Road, or 704-279-5232. Benefits The East Rowan High School National Honor Society.
Landen Spry Fundraiser — 6 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 16: Beach music, dance featuring deejay Dana Grubb at Christ UMC, 3401 Mooresville Road, $10 admission includes barbecue or hotdog meal, raffle tickets $2. Silent auction items include a 50” Smart TV, 7ft decorated Christmas tree, Fuji Bicycle. Proceeds benefit 14-month old Landen Spry for medical expenses.
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.
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.
Benefit for Dottie’s Home — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Raffles, vendors, benefit Dottie’s Home for Children and Elderly, held at 205 Newsome Road. Dottie’s Home, POBox 342 Woodleaf, 704-278-3314,,
Lighted Christmas ball workshop — 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 7: Fourth annual workshop to make lighted Christmas balls, for each ball you wish to make, bring 200 mini-lights. All other materials supplied. Held at John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave. Also bring canned food for Rowan Helping Ministries. Pictures of the balls illuminating neighborhoods can be seen at Lighted Christmas Ball Blog.
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

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Gospel music with The Gospel Plowboys. 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,, Facebook
DJAaronS presents Livingstone College’s homecoming weekend jam — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday Nov. 1: ‘Grown and Sexy,’ JCPrice Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, dress neat casual, $10 cover, Sponsored by Vashti Chapter 122.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays live — Acoustic hits of the last 50 years • 8-11 p.m. Friday Nov. 1: 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 Nov. 1: Halloween Party. 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 Nov. 2: Expedition and The Vigil. 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. 704-213-1476.
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. — • Saturday Nov. 1: Wayward Reason Band • 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Tuesday: Free pool • 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 9 p.m. Thursdays: College Night and Karaoke, ages 18+ welcome with college ID • 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 plus 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 — • 9 p.m. until, Saturday Nov. 2: Halloween Costume Party with Locked & Loaded. Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1: Foggy Ridge Cider Tasting with Brandi Gray of Foggy Ridge Cidery, Dugspur, Va. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Charlotte Museum of History and Crafty Beer Guys inaugural Backcountry Beer Fest — 1- 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16: Try two different colonial beers made on site, two crafts beers, and syllabub. $10 admission also includes tour of Hezekiah Alexander Home Site. 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte,

Start your first novel — 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 9: For National Novel Writing Month, RPL hosts free creative writing workshop by author Nathan Kotecki geared towards grades 7-12, but all are welcome. Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8234,
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 • 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,
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. $25 per class plus $5 workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at
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 offers opportunity to try the potters wheel without committing to a full session of classes. Instruction on wheel throwing basics, make and decorate a pot on the potter’s wheel. Available dates: 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,,
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 • 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,,
Salisbury Art Station — Openings available in 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. $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. for ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or
• Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21+, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 5, 12. Non-instructional drawing sessions with nude models. Bring medium of choice. Monitor Don Moore will keep time for poses. Members $120/nonmembers $160 includes model fee
• Women & Wine Series, age 21+, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 14: Creating Collages & Cabernet. Instructor Phyllis Steimel, $35 per session members/$45 per session nonmembers
• Build Your Own 3D House, ages 4-12 (4-year-olds must be accompanied by adult), Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-noon: Be an architect for a day, design and build a 3D house using a mixed media processes. Students create a two-story house complete with windows, doors, staircase, people, pets. Project adapted to age and skill level. Instructor Ingrid Erickson, $30 members / $40 nonmembers
• Thanksgiving Workshop: Life-sized Turkey, ages 4-12 (4-year-olds must be accompanied by adult), Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-noon: Create life-sized standing Thanksgiving turkey complete with fancy feathers using mixed media processes including painting, drawing, collage. Project adapted to age and skill level. Instructor Ingrid Erickson, $30 members/$40 nonmembers
• Children’s Holiday Ornament Workshop, ages 4-12 (4-year-olds must be accompanied by adult), Make a series of artistic ornaments using texture, color, line, shapes to create original works of art in painting, mixed media, sculpture. Project adapted to age and skill level. Instructor Marina Bare, $30 Mmembers / $40 nonmembers
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. and 6 p.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.

‘What is in your Drinking Water?’ — 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 5: Free, sign up at front desk or 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Meet Your Neighbor Forum — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 12: “Race Relations in Salisbury Community,” panel includes Sheriff Kevin Auten; Philip Burgess, Salisbury Ecumenical choir director; Fred Evan, retired school administrator; Liliana Spears, local businesswoman. Moderated by Raymond Coltrain, Pastor Henry Diggs. Tom Smith Auditorium, Catawba College. Hosted by Covenant Community Connection.
‘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
New York Times bestelling author Sharyn McCrumb — 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Author of Appalachian “Ballad” novels, sponsored by Friends of the Lexington Library annual meeting, First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 West Third Ave., Lexington, free and open to the public, book signing follows meeting. 336-242-2040.

Piedmont Singles — • 6:15 p.m. (new starting time) Friday, Nov. 1: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Lee Street Theatre open auditions for ‘OrnaMENTAL’ — 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17: Cold readings from the script; looking for five actresses aged 30-50 to play multiple roles of varying ages. Performance dates Dec. 6-8. Questions? Email playwright Jenny Hubbard at Held at the new Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., email, 704-310-5507.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte to present ‘Motown The Musical’— 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 9: open auditions at the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. Details at or email

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. — 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,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Rowan County student grade 6-12 winners of Human Relations Council and Hispanic Coalition Committee art competition on exhibit through Nov. 23 • Window exhibition showcasing original 2-D and 3-D artwork by Summer 2013 ARTventures Volunteers on exhibit through Dec. 15 • Fall/Winter exhibition “Restructure: Contrast and Balance,” through Feb. 1, 2014 • 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,
The Cabarrus Art Guild — 2-4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 10: Reception for Annual Judged Art Show, prizes awarded at the reception for first, second, third and two a honorable mention. Prizes total $425. Show features 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digital altered photography, fiber art. Light refreshments. Free. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord.
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Shop Seagrove and Piedmont Pottery and Soft Focus through Dec. 19. Free, 704-920-2787,
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — Each month a new show is presented. 704-953-4304,

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.
YMCA sponsored trips — • Nov. 12: Christmas shopping at Ikea Southpark Mall; leave 9 a.m., $16 • Nov. 15: Southern Christmas Show, $20. leave 9 a.m. • Nov. 22: Gaither’s Homecoming at Cabarrus Arena, leave 3:30 p.m., $28 transportation/ticket fee • Dec. 10: Tangelwood, $17, leave 3:30 p.m. • Broadway show trips, 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.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • California New Year’s GetAway featuring Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014 • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

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 Nov. 6, 13,; 20; Dec. 4, 11 • 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 7, 14; Dec. 12 • 5-6 p.m. Sundays Nov. 10, 17, 24; Dec. 8. Information, questions 704 633 3221 or
Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Juried exhibit and competition — Mooresville Artist Guild’s first juried exhibit and competition, cash prizes will be awarded, plus gift certificates to Lake Country Gallery. Juror will be Anne Scott Clement, Exec.Director and Chief Curator of Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Intake Jan. 10-11, 2014. Information and complete prospectus at, for questions contact chairperson at Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville,

Bring Your Own Pumpkin! event — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Pansies-in-a-Pumpkin, $15. RSVP to Carolina Lily, 704 639-0033,,
Hearth cooking workshop — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16: Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley presents fall seasonal foods especially pumpkins, apples, fresh sausage. Ten participants only. President James K. Polk State Historic Site, 12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, $40. Call Sharon Van Kuren 704-846-6187.