Local arts & entertainment news Dec. 13-19
Meet John Morehead at Pottery 101
6-8 p.m. Dec. 14
John Morehead is a self-taught artist whose passion is creating whimsical fish sculptures from found objects. It is the repurposing of discarded everyday items combined with scraps of wood and metals of different shapes, textures and color, that give each piece its own personality.
John lives in Norwood on Lake Tillery, where the Fish Factory is right at home.
Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Llama pajama party to benefit Terrie Hess House
1-2 p.m. Dec. 15
Llama Llama Pajama Party. Get your Llama Llama Pajamas on and come hang out with Mr. Robert of the Rowan Public Library. Stories, hot chocolate, plus we will be making a new pajama donation to Terrie Hess House. We ask for all size pajamas, through young adult sizes.
South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com
Winter in Wartime at Fort Dobbs
STATESVILLE — On December 15, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse into the daily lives of French and Indian War soldiers in the winter of 1755. Historic interpreters representing the garrison of Fort Dobbs will present scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations as well as on-going displays of life in a winter military camp, including open fire cooking.
The free program, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, will offer complimentary seasonal refreshments, including hot apple cider to visitors. For more information, call 704-873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites within the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.