• Rosa Sprinkle

Full Moons, Music and Halloween Musts—Your guide to Gaston, October 17-31

The second half of October hails a heap of eclectic events. From paddle boarding and yoga under full moons, lanterns and costumed children and pets parading down streets and through parks, markets and music and mural art all over the county, Gaston offers a feast of festivities where everyone can find some fun.


Sunday, October 17


Sunday Concert Series at The Bottle Tree

102 Davis St., Belmont

2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Bottle Tree continues its concert series with live music, food and entertainment each Sunday in The Garden.

Monday, October 18


Tell Your Story Film Series

Gastonia Library - Main

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

6 p.m.


Join us for a free showing of The Post. 2017. Rated PG-13 ©Twentieth Century Fox. In this engaging docudrama set in 1971, the staff of the Washington Post face a historic dilemma: whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret document that reveals the U.S. government knew for decades the Vietnam War was unwinnable. (Description provided by Gaston Library)


Tuesday, October 19


Greenway Ribbon Cutting

632 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

4 p.m.

The Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway segment of the greenway connects from Lineberger to Second Avenue and the City of Gastonia is excited to officially open this segment to the community. The ceremony will be held at the new greenway access point, across from Lineberger Park. Park at the lower Lineberger Park lot and follow the signage to the access point.


Wednesday, October 20

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

Beer Yoga at Primal Brewery

52 Ervin St., Belmont

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Yoga is at Primal Brewery! Every Wednesday, enjoy an hour class and a beer with our certified instructor. Minors can participate when accompanied by an adult participant.


Hunter’s Moon Full Moon SUP

Anchored Soul

170 Lake Mist Dr., Belmont

6 p.m.-8 p.m.


Contact Anchored Soul for stand up paddle boarding under the full moon. Lessons and rentals available.


Thursday, October 21

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

Paint and Brews Night at Primal Brewery

52 Ervin St., Belmont

6:30 p.m.


Join us for a step-by-step instructional painting class hosted by local artist Aimee-Rose, while you sip on some of your favorite brews! (Description provided by the Brewery)


Opening Night Art Gallery

Various Locations

7 S. Main St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

After much anticipation, Opening Night for Moonlight on Main has finally arrived with the start of the outdoor art gallery! Artists who were selected for the GOBO projections will be present with their original art pieces to discuss their work. The night will end with a guided outdoor walking tour of the projected artworks. The exhibit will run for three straight weeks.


Wine and Beer Tasting at The Farm

The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

6 p.m.-8 p.m.


Support The Schiele Museum while you enjoy an evening exploring the museum during our Wine & Beer Tasting fundraiser event! Live music with Caleb Davis, wine and beer tastings with Grape & Barley, and even a tasty treat from H&M Catering is included! (Description provided by the Museum)


Friday, October 22

DeLauren Everett, Gaston Outside

Cavendish Musical Bingo

207 N. Chester St., Gastonia

7 p.m.

Music + Beer + Bingo = A great time! Join in every Friday night for Music Bingo at Cavendish Brewing. Plenty of singing, dancing, and prizes.


Ladies Night Out

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Grab some friends and get to work creating any number of wood projects, including a ​​plank wood sign, bath tray, lazy Susan, centerpiece box, wood clock, plank wood tray, cake stand, pedestal tray, or wood photo frame.


Museum of the Moon

Stowe Park

24 S. Main St., Belmont

5 p.m.-midnight

This exhibit of the full moon will be on display in Stowe Park all weekend. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an up-close view of our nearest celestial object.


Scary-Ville

Downtown Cherryville

6 p.m.-10 p.m.


Historic Cherryville’s full blown City Hallowe