Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2013)

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 12:34 AM

Fundraisers

A BOOK SALE will be held Saturday and Sunday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It is sponsored by Friends of High Point Public Library, and it benefits projects the group carries out to help the library. The sale will be held 10 a.m.-noon for members only; memberships will be available for $10. The public sale is noon-6 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday. A $3-a-bag sale will be held 3-4 p.m. Sunday, and only bags provided by the Friends group may be used. The used book sale features hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s materials and audio-visuals.

BEACH MUSIC Blast series continues with a performance by Special  Occasion Band 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Ilderton Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram, 701 S. Main St. Proceeds go to Children’s Home Society of N.C. $5, $20 for a series pass for five performances, www.chsnc.org, (800) 632-1400

In concert

THE GOTHARD SISTERS perform Celtic dance and music at 7:30 tonight at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, 825 Washington St. The sisters began classical violin training and competitive Irish dancing at a young age. The Seattle-based Irish dance team placed second in 2007 at the world championships held in Scotland. Students who are Celtic harp majors also will perform. The concert opens the High Point Community Concert Association season. Admission is by season ticket, which are $65, $140 for families of two adults and three students, $25 for students. Tickets for the four-concert season may be used in any combination. 886-8100 

Author

JUAN ALVAREZ gives a reading at 7 tonight in Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. From Colombia, Alvarez’s debut collection, “Falsas Alarmas,” was awarded Colombia’s National Story Award. Free

For kids

JOHNNY APPLESEED’S birthday will be celebrated 3:30-4:30 p.m. today at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Events include crafts, stories and an appearance by a Johnny Appleseed character. Free

HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free events for children in the Storyroom:
• Culinary Kids program with chef N’gai Dickerson — 6 p.m. today;
• Family Health and Fitness Day, with a program by Tony Kemerly, a professor at High Point University and the author of two children’s books that focus on exercise — 2 p.m. Saturday;
• Book Babies story time for children through 11 months and caretakers — 10 a.m. Monday.

History

“PREPARING FOR WINTER” is the theme of activities 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Park at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Demonstrations of seasonal tasks will be given. Free