Histories and Mysteries at the China Grove Roller Mill on Sunday
Histories and Mysteries at the China Grove Roller Mill open house — 2-4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 13: Free and entertaining afternoon of storytelling and refreshments, China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. Sponsored by China Grove Historical Society and Rowan Public Library, 704-216-7728.
State constitution on display during Archives Week — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21: Will be for one day only in the lobby of the State Library Building in Raleigh, then returned to the Office of the Secretary of State. This is one event in Archives Week, Oct. 21-27, as proclaimed by Gov. Pat McCrory. Info 919-807-7326.
Salisbury Ghost Walk Halloween walking tours — Beginning Oct. 11-12 at 8 p.m. each weekend and Halloween night: Join “Boo” and the gang for 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, some tales come to life via present day hauntings. No Zombies or costumed cast, just true stories. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recommended at email@example.com or 704-798-3102.
Halloween trolley rides in Salisbury and Spencer — Fun-scary trolley rides appropriate for all ages • Salisbury: Oct. 12-13 at 8 p.m. / Oct. 18 at 8 and 9 p.m. / Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. / Oct. 25 at 8 / 9 p.m. / Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. / Oct. 31 at 8 and 9 p.m. • Spencer: Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by and benefit the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. Reservations 704-762-9359. Adults $12, kids $10. www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
NC Quarter Midget Track of Terror — Hay ride, haunted trail • Kid friendly night: Saturday Oct. 12 from 8-11 p.m. • Terror nights: Oct. 25-26 and 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, www.ncqma.com
‘Fright Light,’ planetarium laser shows — 5 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: Intense and exciting experience of laser light, Halloween-themed show entertains with images set to popular music by artists such as Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Charlie Daniels Band, Oingo Boingo, Alice Cooper, more. Viewer discretion advised: Some images and lyrics may be inappropriate for young viewers. Audiences are encouraged to wear tasteful costumes to enhance the experience. 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.
Happy’s Farm Haunted Western Town — 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday Oct. 25-26: Family friendly, $5 admission includes hay wagon through the haunted forest, unlimited play in the jail arcade, horse rides at the Pow Wow Corral, Happy’s Haunted Hotel, s’mores kit to enjoy around the campfire, 1 Go-Fish ticket for Kohl’s Cares Corral, 1 chance on Happy’s Cupcake Walk. Age 3 and under free. Concessions available. 985 Parks Road off Mt. Hope Church Road near Happyls Lake. 7004-279-5268, www.hppysfarm.org
Trick or Treat at Gold Hill village shops — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Children may trick or treat at Historic Gold Hill village shop; dress up in your favorite costume! www.historicgoldhill.com/
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville — Sunset on Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights Oct. 5-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 www.Scarriganfarms.com or www.Carriganfarms.com or Facebook. 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, www.scarriganfarms.
Trick or treat at the Renaissance Festival — 10: a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27: Fun, free, and safe place, also a Halloween Treasure hunt, costume contest with prizes. Ages 5-12, normally $11 admission, will be admitted free courtesy of Harris Teeter (under age 5 is always free). www.royalfaires.com/
The Darker Side of Latta Plantation — • Oct. 11-12, 18-19: Ghost Tales in the Dark, tour the plantation by candlelight, hear real ghost stories. RSVP required, $15 per person, for age 10 and up. Registration is now open and tour sizes are limited. Call 704-875-2312 for times and to register • 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: All Hallow’s Eve, trick or treating around the plantation, Halloween baking in the old kitchen, storytelling, pumpkin painting, costume contest, more. Free with regular site admission ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, ages 5 and under free • 7-10 p.m., Oct. 25-26: Ghost Walk, venture through the plantation at night on a candlelit tour, led by a guide through a haunted site filled with historical scenarios such as explosive battlefields, a family mourning their lost loved ones in the parlor, haunted field hospitals, creepy cemetery. Groups depart every few minutes. $10 per person,not recommended for children under 10. Details at www.lattaplantation.org
Discovery 3D theatre gets creepy — Prepare for Halloween with the help of 3D glasses and a house full of eye-popping surprises. Caution: some scenes may be scary for young visitors.) Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, 704-372-6261, Facebook, Twitter, www.discoveryplace.org
Tweetsie Railroad — 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday nights through Nov. 2: 24th annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival. Due to the popularity of this annual event, a limited number of tickets are available for each evening. Many nights often sell out; ordering advance tickets online at Tweetsie.com is strongly recommended. Admission $28 adults and children, ages 2 and under free. Tickets at Tweetsie.com
‘RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead’— 8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 24: The zombie film that started it all comes to select cinemas nationwide. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett offer a live hilarious never-before-seen take on the classic horror film broadcast live at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road.
38th annual October Tour of Historic Homes — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday Oct.12 and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 13: Tour 14 historic sites from 1815-1912, Bank Street Café, live music, Civil War display, more. Advance tickets $20 at www.OctoberTour.com, Day of tickets $25.
Downtown Mocksville Four Oaks Festival — Saturday, Oct. 12: Crafts, kids area w/inflatables, pedicabs, climbing wall, face painting, foods, entertainment, crafts 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. • Music at Downtown Junker’s Theater noon-7 p.m. with Tony Baily, Mystery Hillbillies, Tony Montieth, NoCand w/Mel Jones, Don Story. Free, bring your own chair. www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
Heritage Day at St. John’s Lutheran Concord — 9 a.m. Oct. 12: Displays include restored tractors, quilting, chair caning, horse shoeing, early collectibles, oil lamps, historical stamps and envelopes, more. 6200 Mt. Olive Rd. Concord. 2 p.m. dedication of monument to slaves buried in the cemetery. Breakfast and lunch prepared by Youth of St. John’s available. 704-782-2550.
Historic Gold Hill Potter’s Festival — 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. Historice Village f Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. www.goldhillnc.com
Franklin Heights Harvest Festival — Saturday Oct. 19: Local crafters and vendors, a chili cook-off, booking signing by local author Don Davis, face painting, more. To benefit Franklin Heights Christian Academy. Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 704-932-6245.
30th Lexington Barbecue Festival — 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Uptown Lexington, live entertainment on four stages, carnival and family fun area, Bicycle Stunt Shows, Hogway Speedway, Car Show Extravaganza, Lumberjack Sports Show, wine garden, tournaments and races, more. Free admission, www.barbecuefestival.com
Historic Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — Saturday, Nov. 23: This event has in the past been on the Monday before Thanksgiving. It is now changing to Saturday. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, Facebook, 704-267-9439
Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers at Charlotte Folk Societ’s free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 11, 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. www.folksociety.org
Windsong Recorder Consort concerts — 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13: “Music Through the Years,” free concert at McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Music from the Renaissance, folk songs, music from the Civil War and patriotic tunes. The concert will be repeated at 3 p.m., Oct. 27 at New Gilead Reformed Church, 2400 Old Salisbury-Concord Road. Information 704-425-3508.
2013 NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony— 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17: General admission $25 includes general theatre seating and the induction ceremony, http://ncmhof.eventbrite.com or 704-934-2320. Held at the historic GEM Theatre, downtown Kannapolis. Call for VIP ticket availability.
Rocktober Fest at Morgan Ridge — 3-9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Last concert of the season with Ellie and Jerry 3-4:30 p.m. • DD’s Blues featuring Alex Williamson and Lenard DeLoma (twin saxes are back!) 3- 4:30 p.m. • Gigi Dover and The Big Love 7-9 p.m. • $5 cover. Food available for purchase 5-7 p.m. at the Pavilion $6 each. Morgan Ridge Vineyards, 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.com
Fourth annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing — 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20: Piedmont Choral Society’s free program featuring older, traditional, beloved hymns and anthems and stories behind the hymns, at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Other special music plus audience participation. Reception follows. Bring canned goods for CCM. To suggest a hymn or for information, 704-699-6053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Symphony season opens Oct. 26 — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26: “Fantastique!” Music by Dukas, Saint-Saens, Berlioz. Marjorie Bagley, violin, soloist. David Hagy, conductor. Keppel Auditorium. Individual and season ticket info at 704-637-4314 or salisburysymphony.org
Robert Earl Keen at the The Neighborhood Theatre — Friday Oct. 18: “The road goes on forever!” Robert Earl Keen with Andrea Davidson. Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m., $26 advance, $30 DOS CarolinaTix or 704-372-1000. 511 East 36th St., Charlotte, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
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 — • Willie Nelson, Oct. 18 • Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White, Nov. 23 • Kool & The Gang, Dec. 29 • ZZ Top, Dec. 31 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • Potted Potter, Oct. 15-20 • Rickie Lee Jones, Oct. 24 • 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 • Corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte. 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’ — Oct. 11-12, 18, 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Oct. 13, 20 at 2:30 p.m. PG. $15/adults, $12/senior citizens and students, $10/children 12 & younger. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 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., Saturday Oct. 12: The Jordan River Band and The Burtons. 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. 704-213-1467.
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: Live music • 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays: Line dance lessons • 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 8 p.m. Thursdays: College night • 9:30-1:30 p.m. 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 — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV spinnin tunes 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 — Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11: Friday Night Out Wine Tasting, $2/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. www.oldstonewines.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard — 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road off Highway 150/Mooresville Highway, western Rowan County. www.CaubleCreekVineyard.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
National Astronomy Day star party — 5-9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12: Telescopes on display for the general public to see and use, sponsored by Astronomical Society of Rowan County, held at Carolina Mall in Concord. Rian date Oct. 19. Info Ralph 704-855-1591 or Alice 704-857-2788.
Trinity Oaks’ 20th Anniversary gala celebration — 2:-4 p.m. Friday Oct. 11: On the front lawn and patio, music Pan Jive Steel Drum Band, refreshments, photo booth, the Trinity Oaks race car. 728 Klumac Road. www.trinityoaks.net
NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17, Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing of Rosario + Vampire.
Special Saturday opening and demo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19: Free mesh wreath demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7791.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum event — • 5:30-8 p.m. Friday Nov. 1, Indian Princess Night for ages 5-11. Learn about Native American history and culture, make a craft. Each participant receives real seed necklace, picks Indian Princess name, makes Native American paper doll, makes Indianprincess vest for herself and dolly. Bring your doll. $15 members, $18 non-members. 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Seventh annual Fall Festival at Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House — 9:30 a.m,.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: all artists and craftsman vendors are invited, spaces available at no charge, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove. Call 704-213-0980.
Cornerstone Fall Fest — 1-4 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26: Wristbands required for activities, $5 or 5 non-perishable items for Rowan Helping Ministries. Special performances by ProTown BMX Stunt Team, also food, games, hay ride, prizes, bounce houses, mechanical bull, more. 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.cornerstone-church.net
Concord Library events — • The League of Extraordinary Legos, Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. , we supply the Legos for children ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Halloween stories and a craft for ages 5-12, Thursday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m., 704-920-2058 • Book+ Teen Activity Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m., decorate a mask and talk about the futuristic thriller “Legend” by Marie Lu. 704-920-2053. Sign up requested • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl youth day — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19: Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl second annual Youth Day for children age 5-15, held at S&S Outdoors, 4410 Amity Hill Road Cleveland, to introduce children to conservation and ethical, safe hunting practices. Limited to first 100 children that pre-register. Hamburger/hot dogs lunch, no cost but children must be preregistered at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information at http://lakenormandeltawaterfowl.org/home/events
Tonight: ‘Safety, Self-Defense and Resources for Women’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10: Short presentations on maintaining overall physical fitness, simple techniques related to self-defense, resources available for protections, who to contact when feeling threatened. Speakers available for questions afterward. Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at front desk. Information: Kyndall Moore, email@example.com
Faith Civitans flapjack breakfast — 8-10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 12: to support their scholarship fund. $7 per person at the door or from any Faith Civitan member ahead of time.
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.
Pink Out Day at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Saturday Oct. 11: The museum will take a $1 off admission to anyone who wears pink on this day and $1 for each person who wears pink will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 704-762 9359, 108 4th St., www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Domestic Violence Awareness Rally — Noon-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Music, food, fun, live entertainment, 909 S. Main St., 704-603-8285 for details. Hosted by S&H Youth and Adult Services
HSDC HOWLoween Poker Run — 10 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: Walk the trails of Paradox Farm while playing poker hands for prizes. Leashed dogs allowed. Dog costume contest; face painting; games; spooky food, drinks, t-shirts for purchase; door prizes, more. $10 admission, kids under 8 free. Benefits Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville on 601 South. Possible rain date October 20. 336-751-5214 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.davienchumane.org, Facebook
Awareness dinner for victims of bullying — 7 p.m. Thursday Oct-24: Friends against Bullying presents spaghetti dinner at Cornerstone Church, Webb Road, doors open 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner plus presentation about bullying. Tickets $5 at email@example.com. Needed: spaghetti noodles, sauce, salad mix, dressing, bread, canned drink, flatware; to donate email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at Price Pharmacy Granite Quarry; Creative Cuts and Tans, Rockwell; Charleys, Faith by Oct. 21.
Trick-or-treat bake sale — 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26: Benefiting continuing music programs of Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society. At Coburn United Methodist Church parking lot, 901 S. Church St. You may even see some singing ghosts and goblins in their Halloween costumes.
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 www.synergysoccer.org
Deadline Wednesday: Fourth annual Literary Feast featuring Jill McCorkle — 6:30-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 25: Award winning author and literary professor Jill McCorkle hosted by Rowan Public Library Foundation. At the Civic Center. Tickets $75 per person or $500 for table of eight; proceeds benefit RPL Foundation. 704-216-8231 or email@example.com to reserve ticket by Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s third Halloween fundraiser — Oct. 25, 26, 31, 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 for adult themes and language. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
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
Needle felting workshop — 1-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Learn to needle felt with two different projects, felted ornament and then bead embellished earrings. All supplies included in $35 class fee. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Call Liese Sadler at 215-300-4369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Class will be held in Liese’s studio in Salisbury.
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 • Oct. 19, Forest Hills Park (230 Grove St.) • 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., Sunday Oct. 13 or 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, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
Deadline today: Workshop with award-winning fiber artist — Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Must attend both days, tuition $200, pre-registration required by Oct. 10 at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. With acclaimed textile and book artist Peg Gignoux students will create sculptural handmade book from start to finish using the Coptic stitch binding method.
Community Yoga — 6-7 p.m., Fridays in Oct.: Introductory, bring mat, arrive 10 minutes ahead for registration. Cabarrus Health Alliance, 300 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis. 704-920-1257, email@example.com
New beginner line dancing — 4:45-5:30 Thursdays Oct. 3 thru Nov. 21: Seven lessons $26, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
November senior adults guitar lessons — 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 $30 per class includes workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at www.guitarheel.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. Instruction on wheel throwing basics, make and decorate a pot on the potter’s wheel. Oct. 23, 30; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pottery-101.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 • Harvest Candle Holder: Oct. 19 • Fall Garland: Oct. 26 • 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler215-300-4369,email@example.com
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org • Hand Building & Wheel Pottery: Ages 12 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 15. • Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12. • Printing On The Press: Ages 16 and up, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 17.
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. (this one beginning Oct. 15) 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, http://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 — 7:15 p.m. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ — 7-9 p.m., Oct. 13-14: Wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and spunky little girl who won’t take no for an answer. Two female Varying ages. Show dates Dec. 5-21. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, See www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for detailed character descriptions.
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
Larry’s Loft, above Southern Spirit Gallery, 102 St. S. Main St. — Art show Friday Oct. 11: Mook TLC, art by Mark Brincefield, Tim and Lisa Kluttz and Clyde; 6-9 p.m. Questions? Call Clyde, 704-639-1890.
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, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — 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
Extension Master Gardener fall plant sale — 9-11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 19: Fall is the time to plant shrubs and perennials. Master Gardeners on hand. Also tour the Pocket Gardens on the Extension Campus, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, 704-216-8970.