Closing weekend for Lee Street theatre’s one act play festival

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lee Street theatre’s One Act Play Festival — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27: Three world premiere dark comedies, Each is one act and approximately 35 minutes long. Do Us Part by Rob Smith, directed by Doug Stauter; Handsome Devil by Jason Roland, directed by Jason Roland; Walt Grace by Andy Rassler, directed by Heather Wilson Bowlby. Purchase online at or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.
Tickets for ‘Les Misérables’ — Piedmont Players and Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Les Misérables,’ show dates 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18 also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets $10-$35. 704-633-5471 or
PPT season tickets on sale — Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. • Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,
LSt season tickets on sale — Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507,
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series: ‘‘Bunny, Bunny’ Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5: by Alan Zweibel, journey through the fourteen-year friendship of writer Alan Zweibel and comedienne Gilda Radner. Free, rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ — Nov. 6-23. 1958 Springfield High School prom, the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams learn about life and love. Hear classic ’50s and ’60s songs. PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourt

In progress: Rowan County Fair — Sept. 19-27,
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle,
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 3-12, Winston-Salem,
NC State Fair — Oct. 16-26, Raleigh,

Brown Bag Lunch Jam — Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Bring your lunch and listen to free live music at the corner of Depot and East Innes Streets through Oct. 29.
48th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers’ Convention — Saturday  Oct. 4. See story, page 6D.
Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m. Thursday: Second and third Thursdays through Oct. 19. At the gazebo in Bell Tower Park, corner of W. Innes and S. Jackson Streets.
LIVE at Lee Street in October — Friday, Oct. 3: Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey/The Deluge • Friday, Oct. 10: Bombadil/Paper Bird • Doors at 7, show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 + tax. or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.
Salisbury Symphony presents ‘March Madness!’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4: See Briefs, page 2D.
Salisbury Symphony season tickets —
Steep Canyon Rangers and Mipso at the Neighborhood Theatre — Saturday, Oct. 18: $17 advance, $20 DOS. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte,
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — The Belk Theater/Booth Playhouse/Stage Door Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. • The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square • Duke Energy Theater at 345 North College St. • Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts at 430 South Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

Lee Street theatre presents the 2014 Comedy Fest with Kevin McDonald — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25: Two nights only.   Stand up comedy from Butch Hudson, Johnny Millwater, Will Jacobs and headliner Kevin McDonald from “Kids in the Hall.” Hosted by Cale Evans. Second act of the show features improv with Now Are the Foxes along with McDonald. Tickets $17 plus tax at or 704-310-5507.
Dave Chappelle coming to Ovens Auditorium — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10: Tickets $53 on sale now. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. or 800-745-3000.

25th Annual Gold Hill Founders’ Day — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. Info:
Cooleemee Textile Heritage Festival — Sept. 27: Zachary House and Grounds, sponsored by Cooleemee Historical Association. See Briefs page 2D.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants, open to all forms family friendly arts, culture and performances. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or
28th annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 4-5: Entertainment 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days • Saturday noon, Too Much Sylvia • 4 p.m., Carolina Soul • Sunday 1:30 p.m., The Extraordinaires • 3:30 p.m., Darrell Harwood • Mayberry Gang roving the festival No pets. Info 704-216-7803.
17th annual Touch of Yesterday event — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: At Bost Grist Mill. Food, ice cream, bluegrass music, antiques, door prizes, grist mill demonstrations, quilting, blacksmithing, wood carving and more. Admission $5; 5 years and younger free. 4701 Highway 200, Concord, 704-782-1600,
Four Oaks Festival — 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11: Downtown Mocksville and Junker’s Outdoor Theater present crafts, Christmas gifts, ideas, kids area, free music at Junker’s Outdoor Theater starting at noon. Bring a chair; no coolers. Starting at noon, Flying Saucers doowap and music of the ‘60s • 1:45, Cast Iron Skillet, R&B and southern rock • 3:15, Legends, classic rock • 4:45, Phatt City, Beach music and rock of the ‘70s • Info 336-909-2263 or historicmocksville
SandyCreek Farm Fall Fest event and picnic — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11: live music with Ken Davis, Fall Fare cooking demo by Jeannie Leonard, kids activity area. It is also Picnic Saturday at the Farm, reserve a catered lunch by Friday, Oct. 10 or bring your own picnic. The Farm is located between Reeds and Tyro at 3160 South NC Hwy. 150, Lexington, 10 minutes from uptown Lexington. or SandyCreekFarm

‘Stop the Silence NC’ anti-bullying community rally — 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: see briefs page 2D.
9th annual Fall Festival at Second Glance Shop — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, festival of arts and crafts of local artists and craftsmen. Vendors invited to set up. Display areas still available. Call Betty Corriher 704-213-0980.
Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk ‘Paint the Town Dead’ — Friday Oct. 3: Registration begins 5 p.m., Walk 8 p.m. A family-friendly post-apocalyptic environment during Friday Night Out to showcase local agencies involved in emergency preparedness including the Rowan County Zombie Outbreak Response Team, live music, celebrity Zombies guests. The walk winds through downtown, taking about 45 minutes to an hour. Register in front of Allied Finance, 231 S. Main St. The walk begins at 8 p.m. in front of the outdoor stage off Lee Street in the Wallace parking lot.
Post Zombie Walk Zombie bar crawl — Friday Oct. 3: More featured bands at Uncle Buck’s with The Graveyard Boulevard and South Carolina rockers The Body Bags. If loud rock is not your thing, Go Burrito, Sweet Meadow, Salty Caper, Nashville Nights and Benchwarmers are all participating the Zombie Bar Crawl as well.
Fall Family Campout event — Oct. 3-4: Held at Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road. Features fishing, an R/C air show, an outdoor movie. $20 per tent (up to 4 people) with tent rental available ($10). For more information visit:
Spencer community event — Noon-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 4: Gospel groups, liturgical dancers, health and wellness, antique cars, meet the candidates, voter registration, children’s activities, food and drink. Held at Royal Giants Park, East Spencer. Information at 704-782-0072 weekdays or 704-636-7111, 7112 or 7113. Sponsored by At the Cross Ministries and Town of East Spencer.
Second Time around Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4: Bring a snack to share. $6 per person, non-members welcome J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Helpful talk at the Y — 2-4 p.m.. October 8: Medicare information. Free, open to the public, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Fall ice cream social at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14: Featuring the Meryl Vough Musical Talents. $2 per person. 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Lunch and Learn at the Y — 12:15 p.m. October 22: Tender Heart presents covered dish lunch and learn. Free, open to the public, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
NC Transportation Museum and The Polar Express™ — Nov. 28-Dec. 22: Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack. Exact dates, fares, excursion times available at 704-636-2889 ext. 257 or 237, or Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!
Concord Library events — • Historical book discussion Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. “Tomorrow-Land: the 1964-1965 World’s Fair & the Transformation of America by Joseph Tirella,” Register at 704-920-2054 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • Sept. 26: Diamond Rio with special guest recording artist Raquel Cole • Oct. 3-10: Splash of Color Fiber Arts and Quilt Show • Oct. 18: RKC Nationals 2014
MythBusters coming to Belk Theater — Nov. 24: Live stage show “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,”at The Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.. Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or

Horror night double feature at the Gem — 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Premiering of “Honeyspider,” a locally filmed and produced movie and George A. Romero’s zombie classic “Night of the Living Dead” from 1968. The Gem Theatre, 111 W. 1st St., Kannapolis. $5 for both movies. Free posters, raffles, giveaways, tricks, treats and more! A large potion of “Honeyspider” was actually filmed at this theater.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show adult night out fundraiser for the big cats — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Gates open at 7 for visitation with the big cats and for rehearsal time. The movie begins at dark. $15 donation for prop bag. Bring chairs, blankets, costumes. On the big screen with audience participation. All proceeds go directly to Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary. For age 18 and older, no exceptions. 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell. Call 704-279-8713,
‘BBQ, Bands and Boots’ for Crosby Scholars — 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Inaugural Rowan County Crosby Scholars event, proceeds go to create Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant program. Tickets $40/person; $75/couple, includes drink, music by Mipso and Catawba College band Life Size; plus surprises. Reservations at or 704-762-3512. Held at F&M Trolley Barn.
Lee Street theatre presents Murder at the Mansion — 7 p.m. Oct. 29-31: Second Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser, at the home of Bill and Shari Graham. Cocktail and dinner plus murder mystery show. Theme is ‘The Great Gatsby,’ so dress accordingly if you choose. Seating is limited each evening. Reservations require $150 donation per person; call 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,
Fall Festival and Craft Fair — 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11: Vendors $10/booth. At Liberty Commons Nursing / Rehab, 4412 S. Main St., proceeds go to Toys For Tots. Contact Denise Daugherty, 704-245-5431.
Cleveland Elam Memorial Diabetes 5k and run/walk — 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 on Salisbury’s Memorial Park Greenway, $15 registration fee. Preregistration at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church on Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deadline for registration Nov. 1. Afterward first, second, third place medals award at the Miller Center with refreshments. Info at 704-647-1169 or

The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • 10:30 p.m. Friday: Dr. Hype at The Loft • 10:30 p.m. Saturday: Live deejay at The Loft • Friday, Oct. 3: Post zombie walk/ zombie party at The Loft. Free admission for costumes. Prizes for best costume, Deejay Double Bass • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • Sign-up deadline 7 p.m. every Friday for in-house pool tournament, $5, start playing by 7:30; also open jukebox • Every Sunday is “Trenner Day,” open pool table all day • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@
Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-11:30 p.m. Friday: Alvin Crisp Jr. and Herb Stephens jazz/pop duo, no cover • 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Dell Guthrie and The Blues Extract Blues Band, $5 cover • Every Thursday Karaoke 6:30-10 p.m. • 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, live music begins at 9 p.m. For age 21 and over. 704-870-2574,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday night bluegrass with John and Lynn Powell and Gaining Ground. 704-278-4070.
Jazz tonight at DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, live jazz, no cover. Tonight Chad Eby Quartet • 10 p.m. Saturday: The Revolvers, Beatles tribute band • Mondays: Money Night Football • 704-638-9647,
Danny Franklin plays live — • 7 p.m. Oct. 7: Speakeasy Smokehouse and Taproom, 316 Brookdale St., Kannapolis See danny franklin on youtube.
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: Evolve and Firm Foundation • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Bonfire, $5 cover • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990,
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.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Jive Mother Mary Band, $5 cover or Buckstage pass • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, unclebucksgrub
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 704-236-0344.

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 7 p.m. tonight: Terrapin Beer Company Beer Dinner with Jennifer Davis of Terrapin Beer. Four course meal prepared by Kabobs! Mobile Food Service paired with five Terrapin Beers. $35/person. Prepaid reservations • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Pinot Noir wine tasting with Stephanie. Six Pinot Noir wines from around the world including California, Oregon, Chile, France, Italy, Germany. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — North Carolina’s 100th Winery. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person with a selection of eight wines for tastings. Also juices, non-alcohol ciders, food products, gift items. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see for information on upcoming events.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

Kevin McDonald leads intensive comedy class — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25: Comedian, actor, writer,director Kevin McDonald of “The Kids in the Hall” teaches a 7- hour intensive comedy class at Lee Street theatre. Admission $150 per student, very limited space. Purchase at or 704-310-5507.
Adult acting classes — 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29-Dec. 15: 12-week course by Lee Street theatre and The Acting Place. Led by Craig Kolkebeck, director of education for The Acting Place and adjunct instructor with Catawba College theatre arts department. For ages 16 and up. Cost $225, class size limited to 10. Registration or information: Lee Street theatre, 704-310-5507 or email
Pottery 101 — Classes at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
Classes for kids: No experience needed; advanced registration required. For ages 6-14. Cost: $35. Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon • Oct. 11: Ahhh!!! Goblets • Nov. 8: Fall Leaf Bowl • Nov. 15: “Give Thanks” Table Decoration • Dec. 6: Your House as a Christmas Cottage
Paint your own pottery: Guided instruction, no artistic ability necessary, supplies and firing costs included. Age 14-adult. Cost: $35. 7-9 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 13: Frankencan • Monday, Oct. 20: Floral Platter • Thursday, Nov. 13: Egg Tray • Thursday, Nov. 20: Christmas Project (TBA)
Tile party: Get a taste of Paint Your Own Pottery with a tile party for only $10. Age 14-adult. Cost: $10. Choose 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m., or 8-9 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 6: Fish Tile Party • Thursday, Nov. 6: Snowman Tile Party
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., Oct. 6 and 20 • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9 • Make six cards. Non-member $15, member $12, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111 • Also 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18: Special card class, Getting ready for the Christmas season, $18 per person.
Let’s Get Messy — 7-9 p.m., available dates: Oct. 8, 15, 22. A one evening pottery class that offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel. A fun night out. Ages 14-adult, $35. Pottery 101. Call or come by to sign up 704-209-1632.
Create a painting in just one class — 6- p.m. Saturdays: Children and adult classes taught by Grumbacher, certified art instructor. No talent required. Learn an overview of painting and leave with finished piece of art. Held at Michaels, 1465 Klumac Road. Register there or at or 704-636-3130.
Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Must be at least 14, advance registration required, $40. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at or 704-279-9087.
Free basic computer classes — Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes run for two hours. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862 to schedule an appointment time. Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222,, steppinoutdance
Yoga or tap dance — Yoga classes, all levels, instructor Nye Hartwick. $5 each. 704-232-2427 for details • Adult beginner tap classes, instructor Donna Weinhold-Cesario, $55/month, 704-637-3875. Spotlight Dance Company, 129 W. Corriher Ave., 704-637-3875.
Free Bible lessons — 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sept. 27: What does the Bible say about our future; what is the Bible’s message; how can it help us with our families to be happy; what does it foretell about our day? These topics and more covered; bring your own Bible. Appropriate for children. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL). See for details.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: Instructors share 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 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@
Painting with Patt — Ongoing adult oil painting classes, Tuesdays 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Call for info 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: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 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.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays: Bingo. For singles as well as those widowed or divorced. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.

Second Saturday Screenings — 3 p.m. second Saturdays: Beginning Sept. 13 double feature screening at Hall Gym, free admission • Oct. 11: The Incredibles, Tangled • Nov. 8: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire • Dec. 13: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express • 1400 W. Bank St., concessions available, 704-216-PLAY
The Rocky Horror Picture Show adult night out — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: For age 18 and older, no exceptions. See FUNDRAISERS for details. 4597 Cook Road, Rockwell, 704-279-8713,
Horror night double feature at the Gem — 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Premiering of “Honeyspider,” a locally filmed and produced movie and George A. Romero’s zombie classic “Night of the Living Dead” from 1968. The Gem Theatre, 111 W. 1st St., Kannapolis. $5 for both movies. See HALLOWEEN for details.

Lee Street Theatre Polar Express auditions — 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28: Auditions will be held at 329 See briefs, page 2D. 704-310-5507 or email:

Davidson County Master Gardeners plant sale — 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 4: Lexington Farmers Market at the Depot, Railroad Ave. Info 243-1711 or 596-5576.
Carolina Lily events — • Oct. 11: Birdnest Necklace class with Barbara Fuller • Oct. 25: Succulents on a pumpkin class with Julie Apone • Saturday Nov. 8: Wineglass painting class with Jean Barlow • RSVP to Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, carolinalily@,

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “Mark Stephenson Italian paintings and other recent works,” Reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Paintings plus smaller watercolor sketches on display and for sale at CFA Gallery, open by appointment only. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church,
OctoberTour luncheon — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10: Learn more about the Plein Air Artists and the steps of painting, from inspiration through actual process, by Phyllis Steimel. Catered meal and wine. Only 70 seats available; deadline Oct. 3. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Ticket info at or 704-636-0103. Also visit them all weekend long as they Paint Out during OctoberTour.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — On exhibit: Art by Sharon Forthofer. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring paintings and prints by Wanda Clark and Salisbury photographs by David Lamanno. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340,
The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Carve Into Life…Palette Knife Paintings of Patt Legg. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 704-431-4527,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Through Oct. 18: Paintings of Rail Walk artist Keyth Kahrs, original acrylics and watercolors. Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Exhibition Title: Spaces Within: Maria Michaelson, clay, wood, and bronze sculptures; also selections from the Sonia and Isaac Luski collection: Glass Works • Young People’s Gallery: On The Inside: exploring personhood and identity • Stanback and Cook Gardens: Jeannette Brossart, Durham, mosaic sculptures • Exhibition through Jan. 31, 2015 • Gallery hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882,
The Mooresville Artist Guild — 32nd annual Artoberfest, judged competition and art show, Sept. 30-Oct. 31. Opening reception and awards presentation 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10, award presentation 6:30 p.m. Mooresville Arts Depot, 103 West Center Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-6661,
The Guild Gallery, 11 Union St., lower level, Concord — During September: Authentic Renaissance clothing show; authentic period clothing made by Ellen Hopkin of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Free, open to the public.

YMCA sponsored trips — • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7: shopping trip, Ikea /Northlake Mall, $13 per person • 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4: Barn dinner theater matinee “Always a Bridesmaid,” $43 for lunch, transportation, tips, ticket. Almost full • November 14: Southern Christmas Show, $23 per person • Belk Theater Feb. 15, 2015 “The Phantom of the Opera” orchestra seating. Pay in full by Nov. 1. Almost full • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@
Bus trip to the NC mountains — Saturday, Oct. 4: The Community Travelers bus trip to the NC Mountains of Blowing Rock and Boone. Activities include Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway, lunch at Daniel Boone Restaurant. $25 for transportation. Reservations by Sept. 20. Contact Brenda Cowan for details 704-633-9073

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail
48th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers’ Convention — Saturday  Oct. 4: Registration starts 4:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to the best bands, fiddler, banjo picker guitarist, mandolin player, bass player, dobro and vocal, most promising talent ages 11 and under, and ages 12-16Call 704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439 for information.
Community event in East Spencer — Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4: Gospel music, liturgical dancers welcome to sign up. In conjunction with At the Cross Ministries. Held at Royal Giants Park. Also features health and wellness, antique cars, children’s activities. Information 704-782-0072 weekdays.
Call for singers — Join the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society at rehearsals for their annual holiday concert on Dec. 13. Tuesday rehearsals at 7 p.m. at Coburn UMC, 901 S. Church St. Choir dues $20. or 919-812-0742.
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Audience seating first-come-first-served. E-mail or see

Anti-Bullying Community Rally — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Vendor spaces $35. Price does not indicate size of the crowd. Contact Elizabeth 704-431-4449
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Free for performers and artists, free to the public. Downtown Kannapolis. E-mail
Country fair — Saturday, Sept. 27: Booth rental $20, held at Christ Episcopal Church, Cleveland. Contact Kelly 704-213-0666 to reserve space.
Fall Festival and Craft Fair — 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11: Vendors $10/booth. At Liberty Commons Nursing / Rehab, 4412 S. Main St., proceeds go to Toys For Tots. Contact Denise Daugherty, 704-245-5431.
Fall bazaar — Saturday, Oct. 25: Vendors wanted at Mt. Zion UCC, China Grove. Free display space and lunch. 704-857-9202 or 704-857-1360.
Asheboro Fall Festival — 42nd Fall Festival, Oct. 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications available at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or or 336-629-0399.

Help feed the horses — The Horse Protection Society of N.C. a 501(c)3 nonprofit, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, needs volunteers to help feed the horses. Go to or email to learn more.