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Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 15-21

Tonight: Threads of Time at WVAC

Artists Reception 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 15
Threads of Time Artists’ Reception, plus informal gallery talks with exhibiting artists.
In conjunction with The Mill Kids exhibition, historian Gary Freeze will speak at 7:15 p.m. on Child Labor and the Rowan Cotton Mills.
Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St., waterworks.org

Meet artist Joe Sink at Pottery 101

6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
Joe’s pottery is finely crafted with a focus on form and function. He began making pots while attending Appalachian State University. Originally from Davie County, Joe currently resides in Durham with his new wife, Allie.
The artist’s reception in the Pottery 101 gallery on Friday. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Today: Meet the author

Lynna Clark at Attractions on Main: Drop in 10:30am-5:30pm Thursday, Nov. 15: Book release party for ‘Hope Angels, A Story of the Unseen Battle on Blue Meadow Farm.’ Attractions on Main, 2130 S. Main St.

Community Hike

2-4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 18
Eagle Point Preserve, 665 Black Road, Salisbury
For an afternoon of outdoor exploration led by Muddy Sneakers field instructors, meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. There is a small parking lot at the preserve. If the lot is full, park outside the gate and make the short walk into the park.
On the hike, participants will get a sense of what students and campers experience on Muddy Sneakers expeditions.
The event is co-hosted by Salisbury Academy and Muddy Sneakers and is free and open to the public and families with children of all ages.
Info: Muddy Sneakers, elise@muddysneakers.org or 704-209-4009

’Tis the Season parade is coming together

’Tis the Season Spectacular community holiday parade is Nov. 21. It starts at 2 p.m. in Downtown Spencer and 3 p.m. in Downtown Salisbury, thanks to committee members Kathy Adams, Scott Adams, AJ Alexander, Robin Allen, Angel Barber, George Benson, John Buddenmeyer, Lisa Baker-Clark, Shari Graham, Cathy Griffin, Hen Henderlite, Debbie Hubbard, Michael Jordan, Mo Koontz, Veleria Levy, Meredyth McDaniel, Beth Meadows, Tweena Moore, Tammy Pinkston, Devan Purvis, Heather Purvis, Lynne Purvis, Lara Owen, PJ Ricks, Brent Safrit and Susan Thomas.

History and Holidays Benefit for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary

2-8 p.m. Saturday
Two Historic Properties on Kern Carlton Road
— The Peter Kern House, 1800s Federal style plantation and the first brick home in Rowan county (shown)
— plus 1800s farm home, the Kern-Carlton House, formerly Carolina Lily and now The Farm on High Rock Lake.
Featuring holiday décor, light refreshments, and members of the Carlton Family reminiscing about life in these homes and the early Salisbury community.
Tickets $10 available at Stitchin’ Post and Critters in Salisbury, and Barnhardt Jewelers and Roger Dogs in Spencer.
The owners are donating all proceeds to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, the no-kill refuge for homeless cats and dogs.

John Brincefield’s Big Ole Family Christmas Special

Lee treet theater hosts a special night with John Brincefield and friends —gather around John’s “living room” in the style of the old-time radio show to celebrate Christmas.
Hear music sung by Salisbury’s own The Moonglows, a six-part vocal harmony group featuring John, Kent Bernhardt, Kay Peeler, Carol Harris, Bill Bucher and Lauren Stephenson. Joining them will be the duo Eli and Sara as well as the Phoenix Readers. A family friendly evening of entertainment and a fundraiser for Lee Street! Tickets are $25 at leestreet.org


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