Molasses Creek brings folk stylings to Davidson

DAVIDSON – Molasses Creek, a high-energy contemporary folk band from Ocracoke Island, will play in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church’s Music at St. Alban’s concert series.

The band’s latest album, “An Island Out of Time,” reached No. 4 on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts. Its music was featured in the 2008 film “Nights in Rodanthe.”

The concert takes place at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Tickets cost $15 for general admission or $10 for seniors. Buy them at the door or by calling 704-941-0650. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

A wine and cheese reception follows the show.


Carrigan Farms becomes haunted trail

MOORESVILLE – Carrigan Farms will become a haunted trail at sunset Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5-Nov. 3.

The farm, located at 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy., will feature an Old West mining town, forest ghouls, and music while waiting at the rock quarry.

“Visiting the farm has become a fall tradition for thousands of school children and families,” owner Doug Carrigan said. “Whether they are picking a special pumpkin for Halloween, taking the school tour or experiencing our hayrides, they are growing up with us.” Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission costs $20, with group discounts offered online. Hayrides cost $9-$12. Email to register for hayrides.

Details:, or 704-664-1450.

Boutique raises money for mammograms

HUNTERSVILLE – 32 Flavors Boutique has planned a Girl’s Night Out fundraiser to help uninsured women receive mammograms.

The “Tastefully Pink!” event takes place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the boutique, 9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive, suite 102, Huntersville. The evening features a raffle for items donated by artists, finger foods, wine and live music by Anitra Jay. Raffle tickets cost $5 each and will be on sale at the boutique starting Oct. 1.

The evening’s sales will help three uninsured women receive mammograms through the Presbyterian Mobile Breast Center. Mammograms cost about $150 each.

Details: 704-896-3232.

Craft fair offers workshops, demonstrations

HUNTERSVILLE – Twenty local artists will exhibit and sell artwork on the Birkdale Crossing Green in celebration of American Craft Week.

The Craftapalooza! Interactive craft fair takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the green. Artists from 32 Flavors Boutique will provide craft classes, workshops and demonstrations throughout the event.

Details: 704-896-3232.

Art show to benefit Our Towns Habitat

CORNELIUS – Kevin Beaty, of Bread & Butter Pictures, will host a benefit art show to raise money for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Andre Christine Gallery, 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville.


Event features tabletops of talent

CORNELIUS – The North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club’s Over The Table Top offers holiday-decorating ideas Nov. 8-9 at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius.

The fourth annual design competition showcases holiday-themed tablescapes and vignettes by local designers and businesses. The event also features a holiday shop of local vendors and artisans.

Admission costs $35 for 6-10 p.m. Nov. 8 or $15 for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9.

The event benefits the ANSWER Scholarship Endowment, which helps working women with children return to school.

Details: Lu Ann Driscoll, 704-895-1108; Kathleen McMahan,; or