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Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tonight: ‘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 Blvd. W., check in at welcome desk. Information Kyndall Moore kyndall.moore@gmail.com
Tonight: NY Times bestselling 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.
25th anniversary lecture on Mayberrry — 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18: Sixth and final lecture in year-long series commemorating 25 years of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, “The Hidden History of Mayberry: Why Andy Didn’t Carry a Gun” presented by Dr. Gary Freeze, American History Professor at Catawba College. Free, open to the public, light reception follows. Pre-register at 704-216-7714.
‘Who invented Thanksgiving?’ —7:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19: Dr. Anne Blue Wills, Associate Professor of Religion at Davidson College, examines one woman’s efforts to shape how and why we celebrate this thoroughly American holiday. Catawba College Community Forum in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall, free. 704-637-4393.

Lee Street Theatre’s Grand Opening production — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16: “All The Great Books (Abridged),” $15 at www.leestreet.org/tickets/ or 704-310-5507. At the NEW Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Story Theatre’ — No. 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., No. 16 and 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.: Story Theatre is a group of famous fables from the Grimm Brothers to Aesop; be reintroduced to Henny Penny, the Golden Goose, Venus & the Cat, the Fisherman & his Wife, The Robber Baron and other favorites. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. For tickets call 704-633-5471. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
CTC performs ‘Rhinocéros’ — 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16: Cannon Theater Company, tickets $5, Taylor Hall at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — • “Holidays On Broadway,” Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 5-8: Songs that celebrate a year of American holidays starting with New Years’ and following the calendar right through Christmas • Thursday Dec. 5: All tickets $15 for 7 p.m. early bird performance. Friday/Saturday evening performances at 7:30, second Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. • First Friday Club for Opening night gets 20% off all tickets plus opening night reception. 336-575-4446, www.broadwaysbest.biz. Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road
‘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, www.highpointtheatre.com or www.ncshakes.org

Billy Jonas comes to Salisbury — 7-9 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16: Billy Jonas Band Concert at Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave., $10 at the door. Ashley Jo Farmer 980-234-3955.
Piano and organ ‘Classical Night at the Movies’ — 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17: Joel Everett, organist companist at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, presents music from the silent movie era along with works by Debussy, Joplin, Gershwin, more; Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St, Kannapolis. Free admission.
Life Size opens for Bombadil — 8 p.m. Nov. 22: Pop/rock band Life Size, made up of fulltime Catawba College students, opens for Durham-based Bombadil at Lee Street Theatre. Doors open 7:30 p.m., $10 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507 also DOS.
Salisbury Symphony family concert — • Sunday, Nov. 24: 4 p.m.– Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. “Thanksgiving!” Family Concert. Salisbury Symphony, David Hagy, conductor. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Copland, etc. Featuring the St. John’s Men’s Chorus and Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus. 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org
Catawba College Singers Concert — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 5: 26th annual Service of Lessons and Carols, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
The Singing Americans Of Stanly County — 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8: The choir of about 40 voices with 4-5-6 part harmony presents its annual Christmas concert “Appalachian Winter with Christmas Classics,” some of the best and most loved Christmas songs, a blend of Celtic and folk music. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Hwy 24/27 at 26032-B Newt Road in Albemarle. Free admission, contributions appreciated. 704-982-9340, www.singingamericans.org and Facebook
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 • Reo Speedwagon, Feb. 14, 2014 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • 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. 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts.org

Salisbury Confederate Prison Exhibit — 10 a.m-4 p.m., Friday Dec. 6: Salisbury Confederate Prison Association, Inc. members available to discuss the Prison and those who were there. The 8’x12’ Weinhold display of handmade model Prison buildings will be set up. View images of the Prison, prisoners, guards, and civilians along with quotes from letters, diaries, official records, and newspapers. Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 West Fisher St., free and open to the public. 704-637-6411, www.salisburyprison.org, email southpaws@fibrant.com
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 10: Blood and War at my Doorstep: Civil War NC Civilians— Brenda Chambers McKean. Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q and A. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@fibrant.com
Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founder’s Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

Booksigning by Walter Bennett — 1-3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16: Author Walter Bennett and “Leaving Tuscaloosa,” on the early days of the birth of the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South. 110 S Main St., 704-630-9788, www.literarybookpost.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. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Our Community App-reciation Awards hosting fourth annual Lifetime Achievement and Nominee Banquet — 7-9 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16; Honorees are Bishop Harvey Rice, Pete Kennedy, William Peoples, Rodney Woods, Tommy Hairston, Kim Kelsey, Willie Granford. Held at Millers Recreation Center. Questions, call 704-754-1863.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24: Showing “Sin The Movie.”
Concord Library events — • Book + Teen Activity Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m., on “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (“Hunger Games” book two, make a holiday decoration. 704-920-2053. Sign up requested • League of Extraordinary Legos, Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m., bring your imagination & building skills., ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Wreath of Thanks Story Time Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m., cozy Thanksgiving stories about what it means to be thankful, plus fun foam wreath craft. 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines Book Discussion for ages 10-12, Thursday Nov. 21 at 4 p.m., read any book from the new shelf and make a poster or write a commercial, then share and advise. Register at 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
YMCA Christmas craft fair — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 11: Details, Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org

World Diabetes Day at Cooper’s — 5-9 p.m. today, Nov. 14: Cooper’s will donate 10% of food sales to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, hosted by Lindsanity ~ crazy for a cure. Cooper’s, the Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St.704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com
Holiday fundraising Festival — 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16: Raising money and canned food for Rowan Helping Ministry at ZINC with mini chili cook-off, antique/art dealers, canned food drive, unveiling of Robert Crum’s sculpture from Grimes Mill pieces “Born From Fire,” 314 Depot St., 704-245-6459.
Last chance for tickets to Waterworks’ Big Chili — Nov. 16 event, $45/person (must be 21), members $40. Price includes chili tasting, beer, wine and other beverages, dessert, and 15 tickets to vote for your favorites recipes. Proceeds support Waterworks’ education and outreach programs. Purchase tickets at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882.
Daniel L. Safrit Praise Foundation Poker Run — Saturday Nov. 16: Registration begins 10:30 a.m. at Stars and Bars Tavern, Klumac Road. Kickstands up at noon. $10/bike, $15/couples. Second stop Kahunas, third stop American Legion, fourth stop Lucky Turnaround, final stop Ghost Riders Clubhouse where there will be food. Hosted by Rockwell Ghost Riders. 50/50, auctions, door prizes. Info 704-202-2563, 704-310-5503.
Support Stanly Habitat — Drawing noon Dec. 7: Stanly County Habitat for Humanity partnering with RPM cycles, raffle tickets $20, prizes include cycles and cash. Habitat Restore, hwy 24/27 West Albemarle, 704-985-1050 or Hfh-nc-stan.huterra.com
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 Dec. – exact dates and times to come.
Salisbury Pride — 7 p.m. Nov. 23: Drag show and dancing at holiday fundraiser at Cooper’s, the Gathering Place. 122 E. Fisher St.704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com
Terrie Hess House Prevent Child Abuse Rowan — 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 beth@preventchildabuserowan.org or Janice Helsley-Junda at jundajanice@gmail.com
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.
Benefit for Landen Spry — 6 p.m. until, Saturday, Nov. 16: Beach music and dance with deejay Dana Grubb, food, fun, silent auction, raffle, $10 admission includes meal, proceeds go toward medical bills for Landen Spry who has rare syndrome. For details contact superboyspry@gmail.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Gospel music with The Gospel Plowboys • 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 15: The South Carolina Broadcasters performing old time bluegrass. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
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. Tonight, Nov. 14: Metal night with In Search of Reason, Curios, Helper, Lions of Winter • 8 p.m., Saturday Nov. 16: Sean Spillane, Maggie Lowe • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. 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. — Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday: Live music with Bon Fire • 7 p.m. Tuesdays: 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, 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 — • Registration 10:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 16: Daniel L. Safrit Praise Foundation Poker Run. $10/bike, $15/couples • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV 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 — • 8 p.m. until, Friday Nov. 15: Shagging deejay John Cottingham. Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Bucks All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 10 p.m. Friday Nov. 15: Moses Jones • 10 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16: DB Bryant and Pinetop Lightning Band • 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19: Stevie Tombstone • No covers. 704-633-3750, https://www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub‎

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Beer tasting, 90 points+ rated beers by beer advocate and/or rate beer with Angela Linker of Ararat Imports. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 15: Wine tasting,Selection of French wines with Andrew Leach of Bourgeois Family Selections. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
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, , charlottemuseum.org

Tranqwool/Green Goat, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — • Kaleidoscope Workshop, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16: Create your own with artist Sue Davis, bring 5×5 inch photo or drawing to personalize your piece. $45 includes materials; additional take-home kits $30. For age 9-adult. Kaleidoscope workshop is through Green Goat Gallery • Enameled Beads, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 23: Learn to make paper enameled beads for necklaces, bracelets. Leadaer, Julie Wagoner of TranqWool Knitting Provisions. $45, includes materials. Limit six students. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, 704-431-4527, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
Learn to make candy — Tuesday Nov. 19, choose 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. class. Free, but class is limited to 20. Call for reservations 7040-636-1283. Held at Franklin Presbyterian Church.
Make lighted Christmas balls — 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.
Nov. 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, more info at www.guitarheel.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 • 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
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. 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18. $35 includes everything; class limited to eight, groups or individuals welcome. Pottery made during class ready for pickup two weeks from the class date. Three-day advance registration required at 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Four-week session at Pottery 101 — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays Nov.14 – Dec. 12. $100 plus $10 lab fee. Four-week instead of traditional eight -week class. Clay and glazes provided. Instructor Keith Myers. Advance registration required at 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
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 art.notions@yahoo.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler,livethreadstudio@gmail.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org • 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), Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, 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, www.pattlegg.com/
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.

Piedmont Singles — • 6:15 p.m. (new starting time) Fridays • Nov. 15: no meeting • Nov. 22: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

‘RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ — 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5: Hilarious never-before-seen take on the family holiday ‘classic,’shown live at Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road. Tickets at box office or www.FathomEvents.com

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 jen4hubbard@aol.com. Held at the new Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org, email info@leestreet.org, 704-310-5507.

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.
Carolina Lily events — • Nov. 14 and 16: Vintage tablecloths and wreaths by Kaye Hirst • Nov. 21 and 23: Elf on the Shelf party, decorate your own elf hat, make a necklace for your elf, enjoy a decorate your own cupcake and cocoa bar • Nov. 28-30: Wind & Willow & Winearita Weekend, loads of sampling • Dec. 12 and 14: ‘Snowball Fight’ • Dec. 19 and 21: Snow Fairy Tea Party, make a spoon fairy, decorate your own cupcake and cocoa bar, come dressed in your fairy finery • RSVP to Carolina Lily, 704 639-0033, carolinalily@att.net, www.carolinalily.com

Tickets on sale for CG Christmas Tour of Homes and Dinner — Saturday Dec. 7: buses leave from China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove at 4 and 6 p.m. $30 tickets include tour, meal, transportation, four lovely homes in the South Rowan area. Sponsored by Historical Society of South Rowan, proceeds go toward maintainance of historical China Grove Roller Mill. Judy Haire 704-425-5323.
Christmas in the Village in Historic Gold Hill — Saturday, Dec. 7: Breakfast with Santa at Frankie’s Cottage, 9-11 a.m., for reservations e-mail hutto810@windstream.net • Merry Christmas Parade, 1-2 p.m. • Marshmallow Roasting at the Arbor, 2-4 p.m. • Live Nativity Scene, 5:15 p.m., Gold Hill Methodist Church • Live entertainment at Frankie’s Cottage garden, 5-8 p.m. • Bluegrass/Christmas music at the Montgomery General Store, 7-9 p.m. • Sunday, Dec. 8: Horse & Carriage Ride, 1-4 p.m., ticket includes Christmas Story by author Nancy Brewer, roasted goodies at the Arbor. Info at goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com
Cooleemee Christmas Tour of Homes — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14: Eight homes, including six with more than a hundred years of history, five historic churches and two museums . Proceeds from the $10 tickets benefit a planned Splash and Swim Center in Cooleemee. Hellen Daywalt 284-4339 or John Chandler 284-2141.
Latta Plantation Victorian Christmas — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29-30: See how Christmas was celebrated in the 1860s, meet a Victorian St. Nick. Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. For ticket info see www.lattaplantation.org

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. across from Koko Java — Artist of the Month: Elizabeth (Libba) and David Willingham, on display in November; also the work of Edward Brincefield (Mark’s brother). Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through Nov. 23: ‘Festival of Gifts, An Invitational Show of Art and Fine Crafts,’ regional artists featuring Rail Walk members and invited guest. Original handcrafted paintings, pottery, glass art, hand loomed woven apparel, jewelry, stained glass, basketry, seasonal cards. Continues Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 23. 409 N. Lee St., Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District, 704-431- 8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
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, www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Two new exhibitions: Shop Seagrove and Piedmont Pottery and Soft Focus, through Dec. 19. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Frank Selby work in ‘Entropy’ exhibit — through Jan. 4, 2014: Group exhibition curated by Vassilios Doupas at Galeri Zilberman, Beyoğlu/Istanbul, Turkey. Info at galerizilberman.com

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

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, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury. Intake Jan. 10-11, 2014. Info/prospectus at www.magart.org, for questions contact jadehart7@gmail.com Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville, www.magart.org