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by Keith Barber

North Carolina’s proud pottery tradition will be on full display this week as Avery Pottery & Tileworks hosts it’s annual fall kiln opening on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon. to 4 p.m. This year’s event will be held in their new location at 636 Potters Way in Seagrove. A full range of new work will be available. The first 10 customers each day will receive a salt-glazed bowl with their purchase. This weekend, Bone Creek will screen at the Carousel Luxury Cinemas in Greensboro from Friday through Oct. 26 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available online at www. carouselcinemas.com or by calling 336.230.1732 More than a year in the making, Bone Creek is the work of Argentinian writer-director Gustavo Mercado. The film features New Zealand actress Alison Walls and local talents Logie Meachum, Jane Hallstrom, Juan Fernandez, William Robert Jones, William Davis, Robert Harris and many more. Blues musicians Max Drake, Matt Hill, Chuck Cotton, Julie Bean, Theresa Drake, FJ Ventre and Scott Manring, along with Meachum and Fernandez, lend their talents to the soundtrack. Sopranos, mezzos, basses and tenors from around the nation and beyond will vie for honors during the fourth annual Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition at the School of Music at UNCG on Saturday and Oct. 26. Notion Music, a Greensboro-based company, is the event’s sponsor. The contest has two divisions: artist (ages 24-40) and young artist (ages 18-23). The artist division offers $6,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place. In the young artist division, first, second and third-place winners will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Prizes awarded during the finals include an opportunity to perform during the 2009-’10 season with the Greensboro Symphony along with admission and scholarship to the Seagle Music Colony. A quartet of singers will be chosen for a performance tour of China. Saturday’s semifinals begin at 11 a.m. Sunday’s final round will be held at 1 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. winner’s recital. For tickets or further information contact the School of Music at 336.334.4849. The Community Theatre of Greensboro and Castle McCulloch present The Wizard of Oz Family–Friendly Halloween Trail on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 26 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at Castle McCulloch, 3925 Kivett Drive, in Jamestown. You can purchase online at www. castlemcculloch.com, or buy them at the door. Ticket prices are $6 for children and students and $9 for adults. Finally, Greensboro poet Josephus III, will perform Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Poetry Cafe @ The Triad Stage Cabaret. Tickets will cost $13.

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