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Schiele Science Cafe

Thu., Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m.
phone 704-866-6910
sarae@cityofgastonia.com

Gather for a face-to-face lively discussion about intriguing topics with an actual scientist! Ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas with other science lover’s in this relaxed and friendly social environment. No science background is necessary, just bring an open mind! The evening will begin with a round of science trivia, so nerd up! Our guest speaker, Dr. Luke Dollar, conservation scientist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and head of National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative, will be discussing African predator conservation. Adult beverages available and snacks provided. $5 admission includes one adult beverage.

http://www.schielemuseum.org/index.php
Schiele Museum of Natural History (map)
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-866-6900
Schiele Science Cafe

Bathanti: A Documentary

Sat., Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
phone 704-868-2164 / Dial 4
carol.reinhardt@gastongov.com

A Kevin Balling film exploring North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti's works and life. Free public event appropriate for adults and teens presented by Gaston County Public Library. No reservations required for individuals and families. Information: 704-868-2164 / Dial 4. free

Gaston County Public Library (map)
1555 East Garrison Boulevard
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-868-2164
carol.reinhardt@co.gaston.nc.us
Bathanti: A Documentary

Art Exhibit

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 5, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 5
phone 704-894-2519

Works of art in "Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS" examine the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from scientific and artistic perspectives of several different contributors. Free. Van Every/Smith Galleries of the Belk Visual Arts Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. For more information call 704-894-2519. Free

Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS Art Exhibit

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 5
phone 704-894-2519

Works of art in "Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS" examine the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from scientific and artistic perspectives of several different contributors. Free. Van Every/Smith Galleries of the Belk Visual Arts Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. For more information call 704-894-2519. Free

Neil Goldberg: Anthology at SECCA

Sundays, 1-5 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 5
phone 336-725-1904

As part of SECCA’s solo series, Anthology explores three aspects of the conceptual artist Neil Goldberg’s ethos of incorporating life into art. Focusing on the fleeting, overlooked and personal aspects of daily experience and his studio practice, this show gathers video, photography and objects of the last 15 years and debuts Ten-and-a-Half Years of To-Dos (2014), a five-channel audio-visual installation. Free

http://secca.org/exhibition/neil-goldberg-contemporary-art-museum-north-carolina/

Fall Pottery Festival

Sat., Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
ccmguild@gmail.com

Come and meet Carolina Clay Matters guild members at the semi-annual Pottery Festival on Saturday, This FREE outdoor festival, held on the grounds of an old dairy farm and small orchard, hosts more than 60 local North and South Carolina potters. You will see a wide variety of pottery made of many different types of clay and selling at a range of price points. The selection of hand-made pottery includes dinnerware, decorative pieces, sculpture, planters, whimsical bird houses and much more. For more information please visit our website, www.carolinaclaymatters.org. $5-$500

http://www.carolinaclaymatters.org
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Matters of Grave Importance

Sat., Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 704-889-7145
polk@ncdcr.gov

Take a glimpse into the past, present, and future of local cemetery history with local historian and preservation expert, Jason Harpe. Jason will lead visitors on a first-hand tour of the Polk family cemetery and detail the importance behind the preservation of this historic landmark. FREE

http://www.nchistoricsites.org/polk

Joseph Bathanti: A Poet's Work

Sat., Oct. 11, 2 p.m.
phone 704-868-2164 / Dial 4
carol.reinhardt@gastongov.com

North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reads selected works. Free public event appropriate for adults and teens presented by Gaston County Public Library in partnership with Friends of the Gaston County Public Library. No reservations required for individuals and families. Copies of Mr. Bathanti's books available for personal purchase and author autograph. Light refreshments served. Information: 704-868-2164 / Dial 4. free

Gaston County Public Library (map)
1555 East Garrison Boulevard
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-868-2164
carol.reinhardt@co.gaston.nc.us
Joseph Bathanti: A Poet's Work

Lord of the Rings Band Concert

Mon., Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m.
phone 704-649-8853
publicity@carolinaswindorchestra.org

The Carolinas Wind Orchestra (CWO) presents its fall concert on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7 pm in the Providence High School Auditorium, 1800 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte. FREE. CWO’s special guest is the Providence High School Wind Ensemble (PHSWE). The principal work on the program is “Lord of the Rings, Symphony #1.” The program will also include other concert band repertoire. The CWO is led by Dr. William Malambri and Dr. Stanley Michalski. The PHSWE is led by Joshua Potter. free

http://www.carolinaswindorchestra.org
Providence High School (map)
1800 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-343-5390
Lord of the Rings Band Concert

Queen City Writers Group 2014 Annual Writers Conference

Thu., Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
qcwriters@gmail.com

Write here Write now Writers Conference with keynote speakers, Bob Inman, Francene Marie, Kathy Pickens. Writing conferences, contest. publishers and agents. $179

http://www.qcwritersgroup.blogspot.com
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The Crucible

Oct. 17-18, 7-9 p.m.
phone 980-343-5500
lauradclt@gmail.com

Northwest School of the Arts presents The Crucible, Arthur Miller's dark account of the Salem witch trials. Inspired by the "witch hunts" of the McCarthy Era, Miller's masterwork tells the story of the young girls whose accusations of witchcraft set in motion a period of mass hysteria, trials, and executions, and of John Proctor, a man who will stop at nothing to save his own falsely-accused wife. $5 students, $7 adults

https://www.nwsatag.com/
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Charles LaBorde Theater (map)
1415 Beatties Ford Road
General Charlotte Area
phone 980-343-5500
lauradclt@gmail.com

Places In The Heart

Sat., Oct. 18, 2 p.m.

The Main Library presents the Made in 1984: Movies From 30 Years Ago series. Screening Places in the Heart. Free

Tarzan: The Stage Musical

Through Oct. 20

Based on the Disney Film and adapted from the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. $12 and up

Oct. 25 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival

Sat., Oct. 25
phone 828-231-5037
mknox@modernfilmzine.com
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Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival in downtown Kannapolis is a free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Last year’s festivals included oil painters, jugglers, woodworkers, magicians, jewelry makers, musicians, pottery makers, live painting, writers and metal workers. The festival is open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture and performances. Festival is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com FREE

http://www.kannapolisarts.com

Places In The Heart

Sat., Oct. 25, 2 p.m.

The Main Library presents the Made in 1984: Movies From 30 Years Ago series. Screening Places in the Heart. Free

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