RIVER ARTS DISTRICT Asheville
Stroll through studios of artists and artisans
The River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday in Asheville - your chance to see a trompe l'oeil mural in progress on the front of Cotton Mill studios, a "Rake it Yourself" Zen Garden at Roots Studios, a medieval labyrinth and new pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly road improvements along Clingman Street and Haywood Road.
The Studio Stroll includes more than 140 participating artists in 16 buildings, including the newest addition, Pink Dog Creative Studios on Depot Street. Artists in the district, just southwest of downtown, will feature painting, pottery, glass, photography, fiber arts, ironwork, sculpture, wearable art, jewelry, glass and more.
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The Asheville Historic Trolley will give free rides between studio buildings both days with eight convenient stops. Strollers can take a break at one of two eateries in the River Arts District: 12 Bones Smokehouse (special Saturday hours!), and Clingman Café, or drop in at the Wedge Brewing Company.
Brochures are available at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, River Arts District studios and at galleries around town. There will be an information booth at the intersection of Clingman, Lyman, Roberts and Depot streets.
FREE PRESENTATION Charlotte
Experts get to heart of the Holy Land
The Magellan Travel Club will present a program on "Israel & the Holy Land" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St.
Dr. Rodney Sadler, associate professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, will join Dr. J.W. Barts and Ainslie Wall for the presentation. Sadler's teaching experience includes biblical languages, Old and New Testament interpretation, the history of religion of ancient Israel, and African American biblical interpretation. He is a frequent lecturer within the church and community on race in the Bible.
The club meets most months. Programs are free and open to anyone with an interest in travel; reservations are not required. Details: Bob Taylor, 704-366-0404; peabod @aol.com .
MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME Nashville, Tenn.
More country stars literally on the street
At 2 p.m. today, the country music industry will formally induct six legendary acts into Nashville's Music City Hall of Fame. The ceremony is free and open to the public. From 2 p.m. on, you can see the full lineup of sidewalk stars inlaid in Hall of Fame Park on Demonbreun, between 4th and 5th Avenues South.
The eighth class, inducted today, includes Eddy Arnold, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Hebb, Kris Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts and Mel Tillis.
Details on visiting Nashville: www.visitmusiccity.com.
MOVIE EVENT Reidsville
'Mandie' mania: See movie, cast, locale
The new G-rated "Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure" is the second movie based on the popular book by Lois Glayds Leppard to be filmed on location at Chinqua Penn Plantation. This sequel follows Mandie on her harrowing adventure by train and through the mountains.
It will be screened at 6p.m. Nov. 13 at Chinqua Penn. That Saturday, you can tour the house at 3 and 4 p.m. At 6, watch the movie on the big screen, under the stars on Clock Tower Hill. Cast members will be in attendance.
Packages for families (two adults, up to four kids) to tour the house and see the movie are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Family rate for movie-only: $20/advance, $25/door. Individual tickets for movie only: $6; $4 for ages 6-15; 5 and younger, free.
Food, popcorn, hot cocoa and other beverages will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
BLUE RIDGE MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Concert features Doyle Larson and Quicksilver
The Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro will have Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stone Center for Performing Arts. It's the night when the 2011 inductees to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame will be announced. The six inductees will be announced during intermission.
Tickets: $15/advance, $18/door. Tickets may be purchased online at www.blueridgemusichalloffame or at the Wilkes Heritage Museum, 100 E. Main St. in downtown Wilkesboro. Advance tickets recommended; seating is limited.
The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame at the Wilkes Heritage Museum showcases musical heritage in the greater Blue Ridge area from northern Georgia to northern Virginia.