Jack O Lantern Contest:
Drop off your creative creation until Oct. 31. All entries will be numbered, photographed and posted in the store for customers to vote on their favorite fall creation. Contest open to ages 14 and above. For ages 4-13 stop by the store and decorate a mini-pumpkin for your chance to win. Free to enter. 704-926-1201. www.earthfare.com. Earth Fare, 12235 N. Community House Rd., Charlotte.
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Clue The Musical:
Based on the popular board game, play along to solve a mystery. 2 p.m. Oct. 26; 8 p.m. Oct. 31; 8 p.m. Nov. 1. $15 - $17. carolinatix.org. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com
Performance, “Expressions of Hope”:
Location: Plowden Auditorium. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. free. www.winthrop.edu. Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. 803-323-2211. www.winthrop.edu
Heather Graham on tour for book "The Seance":
See Heather Graham on tour promoting the book "The Seance" 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-341-9365.
Peter Post Book Signing:
Peter Post, etiquette expert, avid golfer and author of Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf, will host a talk and book signing at the Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort in the new Golf Events Pavilion. 5 p.m. Oct. 28. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4383. www.golfballantyne.com
"Step on a Crack":
In this special show for young audiences, Ellie and her father, Max, have a very close relationship. But when Max marries Lucille, everything changes. Ellie's imaginary friends help her deal with her new life and relationships. 8 p.m. Oct. 29-31; 11 a.m. Nov. 1; 3 p.m. Nov. 1; 2 p.m. Nov. 2. $5-$10. 803-323-4014. www.winthrop.edu. Johnson Studio Theatre, Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. www.winthrop.edu
The scariest, most grotesque, heart pumping haunted house in Charlotte. You can walk through 3 acres of woods and also go into the haunted mansion. Not for children under 12. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 1. $19 per person. www.themassacre.com. Campground Massacre, 940 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. www.themassacre.com
The Organization for Bat Conservation is presenting a special live bat feature. Oct. 31. Free. www.batconservation.org. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road, Charlotte.