Roundabout: What's happening
Tonight Wayne Clawson performs Robert William Service — March 15: Former Appalachian State University Performing Artist in Residence presents “The Shooting of Dan McGrew,” Meroney Theater, tickets $12.50 from any Rowan Rotary club member or Paul Brown 704-642-4946.Tickets will also be available at the door.
‘An Evening with Martin Short’ — 8 p.m., Saturday, March 31, tickets begin at $49.50. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Music & more
RCCA/SCCA reciprocal concert — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24: 208th Army Band, free admission, Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, 704-986-3666, www.stanlyciviccenter. com/events.html
Spring Pops Concert — 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1: Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s springconcert, ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert, beverage. Catawba College Peeler Crystal Lounge. Tickets DOS $12 adults, youth under 12 $6. Proceeds go to choir’s goal of purchasing a new electric piano. www.Facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society
Little Roy Lewis and Lizzie Long in concert — 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Music and comedy by winners of 2010 GMA Dove Award’s Bluegrass Song of the Year, sponsored by West Montgomery Lions Club. $15, James Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy.704-985-6987, email@example.com
Celebrate Jazz appreciation month — 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday April 7: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band featuring Jazz vVocalist Diana Tuffin; arrive earlyt for prelude of songs by David Payne. $10 at the door, food and festive beverages available. Sponsored by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society, proceeds go to expenses of October Blues and Jazz festival. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
‘STOMP’ at the Blumenthal — April 3-8, tickets start at $20, Kids’ nights April 3-4: one child 14 and under gets in free with paying adult. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org
NC Symphony 2012-13 season — June 7 gala event kicks off 80th anniversary celebration, free community concerts across the state begin May 31, lead up to official season opening Sept. 9. Ssubscriptions, dates, times, tickets: 919-733-2750, toll free 877-627-6724, www.ncsymphony.org
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • The Moody Blues, March 30• Drags To Riche$, April 7• k.d. lang, June 2• Foreigner, June 8. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
NC Dance Theatre presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ — 7:30 p.m., through March 18, tickets $25-$79, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org
Palustris Festival concert — 8 p.m., Thursday, March 22: Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo headline, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines. $25 advance, $35 DOS, 910-692-2787, www.PalustrisFestival.com
Fifth annual Earth Action Day – Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, April 14: Environmentally inspired works of art in mARTket, a fair featuring artists who create work fundamentally using recycled and up-cycled materials, Southern Community Park off 15-501 in Chapel Hill. www.townofchapelhill.org.
16th annual multicultural festival– 10 a.m.–5 p.m., May 5: The City of Lexington’s one-day family oriented cultural explosion at Finch Park. www.Facebook. com/lexingtonrecreation, www.lexingtonnc.net, 336-248-3960.
Art May-Ham 2012 — May 5: Art festival sponsored by the City of Asheboro, Habitat for Humanity, Randolph Arts Guild, featuring juried arts and crafts show, the work of 30+ artists and artisans, BBQ cook-off fundraiser, activities for kids, live musical groups. www.randolphartsguild.com
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘In The Jungle’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18: Social worker Beth and husband Gabe deal with issues ranging from OCD to autism. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Lexington Youth Theatre presents ‘Annie, Get Your Gun’ — 7 p.m., March 23-25, Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Tickets $8 advance, $10 DOS plus can of food. Edward C. Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington. 336-249-7875, www.lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com
Carson High School Fine Arts Department presents Disney's ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — 7 p.m., April 26-28 and 3 p.m., April 29. Tickets on sale at Carson High during school hours 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. $6 general admission, $10 premium tickets: email@example.com or 704-855-7297 ext 1159
Sagapool at the Davis Theatre, Concord — 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Guitar, double bass, accordion, percussion, banjo, glockenspiel, violin, clarinet, piano; elements of jazz, gypsy, fanfare and klezmer with a lot of fun. sonicbids.com/sagapool
This & That
Rock laser show ‘Laser Retro’ — 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Tribute to the great anthems of the 1980s -- the Police, Duran Duran, Icicle Works, Depeche Mode, more. Laser art coupled with music. Viewer discretion advised: some songs may contain lyrics and images inappropriate for young children.Doors open 6:30 p.m. Adults $5, 12 and under $3. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
Planetarium family laser show ‘Laser Beatles’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, March 17: New show, never shown in Salisbury. Laser light experience for Beatles fans features entire spectrum -- “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Twist and Shout,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Adults $3, 12 and under $2. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
Violins of Hope Tuesday evening film/music series — •7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20: Film “Playing for Time” with Vanessa Redgrave, a Jewish singer-pianist is sent to Auschwitz during World War II. Tom Smith Auditorium, Catawba College, free•7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7: Master luthier Amnon Weinstein, the violins’ restorer, speaks at Catawba College Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Violinist David Russell plays one of the restored violins. Only performance of one of the Violins of Hope outside of Charlotte. Free, seating is limited. 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org
American Legion 93rd birthday — 6 p.m. until, Friday, March 16: J.C.Price American Legion Post 107 celebrates with keynote speaker Bob Penn, president of Rolling Thunder NC, Chapter Six. Held at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, O. Mae Carroll, Commander, 704-636-2950.
Author Pat Davies book signing — Saturday, March 17: Davies will sign copies of “Wizard Jasper and the Lost Princess” at Corner Books and More, 101 N. Main St., China Grove, 704-855-7887.
Concord teen book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, discussing “This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein” by Kenneth Oppel. Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library teen area, 27 Union St., N.
The Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Series — 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22: Discussing “Brothers and Keepers” by John Wideman. Registration required,704-920-2050, Concord Library, 27 Union St., N.
Fifth annual Taste of Home CookingShow — 6:30 p.m., April 24, general admission $10, VIP seating $35. At South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St., China Grove. Tickets available now at the Salisbury Post or by phone at 704-797-4220.
Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl inaugural banquet — 6 p.m., Saturday, March 31: dinner, live and silent auction, games, raffles. 20+ firearms auctioned/raffled off. $50 single, $75 couples. Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville. Tickets at the door or call Todd Holshouser, 704-201-5875.
Arbor Day 5K fun run/walk — 9 a.m. registration, noon race, Saturday, April 28: Sponsored by Spencer Hometown Holidays Committee to support community events. 5K race $22 before April 27. $30 after, and race day. 704 239 3559, www.spencerhometownholidays.com, robwnance@ gmail.com
Cancer fundraiser at Tilley Harley Davidson, 635 Bendix Drive — 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17: for children’s cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To volunteer to get your head shaved: www.stbaldricks.org/ events/mypage/8339/2012
Scrabble Scramble 9 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 17, Holiday Inn Salisbury. Buffet dinner, three rounds of team Scrabble. $25 per person, $250 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 12 for reservations.
Buckshots Live Music Venue, 5658 S. Main St. — Wednesday, Open Jam Night•Thursday, Hot Rods and Harleys •Friday, March 16: Preacher Stone, $10 at door, no advance sales, arrive early this show sells out• Saturday, March 17: Simi Siko. Doors open 2 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. 704-856-0227.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — 10 p.m., Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day party features Allison Crowell • Live music Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays starting at 8:30 p.m. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant. com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave., — 8 p.m.-until, Friday-Saturday, March 16-17: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Saturday, March 17: St. Patty’s Day Party with Divided by 4. Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — Fridays: Live jazz and spoken word poetry for predominately 35+ clientele. $7 cover, $5 members. Doors open 8 p.m., band 10:30 p.m. Twitter, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Coming: The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Live music begins Friday, March 23: Gray Wise and Carolina Sky.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, March 15: Karaoke performance by Larry Chastain • Bike Night 6-9 p.m. Mondays• Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays• Karaoke 7-close Friday-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Spencer Buffet, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 6 p.m., Wednesdays: karaoke. 704-633-1200.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, March 16: St. Paddy’s Day bash with Gael Warning, $5 cover • 9- 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17: folk/outlaw folk/americana by Mystkdog, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, March 17: 3 Legged Dawg•Tuesday, Open Mic •Wednesday, World Tavern Poker•Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee•Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville HWY 150 —Friday, March 16: Interface • Saturday, March 17: Interface along with YFC, Caldupon Ministry. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, www.inntheloop.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Live music with band “Short for Jim.” 704-754-4907.
Children’s clay classes at Pottery 101 — For ages 6-14. $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Payment due minimum three days in advance. 10a.m.-noon • March 24: Gentle Guardian Statues • March 31: Glowing Lantern Houses • Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pottery-101.com
Basic Watercolor with Anita Ammerman — 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 17, $25. Composition, color, light, value, special effects, brush stroke techniques. Pre-registration, pre-paid, non-refundable tuition required to reserve spot. Stanly County Arts Guild Falling Rivers Gallery, Albemarle, 704-983-4278, email@example.com, www.fallingriversgallery.com
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson, K-12 Certified Art Educator and Artist. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Shag dance classes — Four-week sessions begin each month• Thursdays at High Rock Boat & Ski Club• Wednesdays at Ollie’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop, Kannapolis. Instructors are pro division dancers in Competitive Shag Association (carolinashaglessons.com). Thursdays: Beginner, 6:30-7 p.m. (preregister needed); Beginner II, 7-7:45; Intermediate/Advanced, 8-9. Wednesdays: Beginner, 7-7:45; Beginner II, 8-8:45. $ 10 per person per week, no partner needed. Tobitha 704-202-9655, email@example.com; David or Diane Harrington 704-279-6168.
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Beginner, intermediate classes Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. at the studio of Patt Legg. One-on-one teaching methods of the Old Masters. $40 per 2 hour session, pay as you go. 704-232-6000, www.PattLegg. com
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ongoing series, beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200/ eight sessions; ask about scholarships, sliding scales, registration, materials at 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
Card Making Class at the Ytoday — 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class March 22, all supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
Watercolor classes at LGAC — Instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; Mondays 1-3 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon, $35 each 2 hour session or $180 for 6, materials provided except brushes; reserve space at firstname.lastname@example.org . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Friday, March 16: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
NC Rowan County Anime Group to show film — 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21: anime series “Genshiken.” Woodleaf Lanes conference room, 1811 Jake Alexander Blvd., W. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ NCRowanCountyanime/
Free film at the Concord Library — 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24: Movie version of a novel by Pearl S. Buck starring Paul Muni and Louise Rainer. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N., 704-920-2053.
Tournées French Film Festival at UNC Charlotte — March 17-24: Free, open to the public, at University’s main campus and UNC Charlotte Center City. Post-viewing discussions led by UNC Charlotte faculty, community leaders. Screening schedule, film descriptions at filmfest.uncc.edu. Information, Shelly Theriault 704-687-3746, email@example.com
14th RiverRun International Film Festival — April 13-22: One of the premier film festivals in the southeast, downtown Winston-Salem. www.riverrunfilm.com
PPT youth for ‘Cinderella’ — By appointment only, call 704-633-5471. Open to all students who can read well. Available times: 4-5 p.m., March 27-28, 25 slots per hour. Show dates May 10-20. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Crimes of the Heart’— 7-9 p.m., April 16-17,: cold read from the script. Needed: four women ages 20-40ish, two men 25-40ish. Performance dates June 14-17. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Crew needed for OCT show — Openings for “110 Degrees in the Shade:” one light board operator, one sound board operator; will train. Performance dates April 26-May 12. Contact OCT’s production manager firstname.lastname@example.org
North Carolina Symphony 2012 Youth Concerto Competition — Auditions begin May 19: Preliminary round of annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition, Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College, Raleigh. Download interactive application form under competitions & awards at www.ncsymphony.org/ educationprograms or contact Symphony Director of Education Jessica Myers at email@example.com or 919-789-5461.
Call for vendors
Biker Blues Rally — Second Annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off, Sept. 20-22: accepting vendor applications. See www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com under forms, contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for writers
Lee Street Theatre’s third annual 10-minute play festival — Theme: “Six Feet Under.” Open call for scripts from residents of North, South Carolina. Submission deadline, scripts postmarked by March 31, 2012. Performance date June 6-9. Contact email@example.com for details.
Call for musicians
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m., Tuesdays: Rehearsals for spring/summer concerts, Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Still accepting new members (especially tenor and bass) for spring and early summer concerts. Questions: Matthew Newton, 919-812-0742, www.Facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all, Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Songwriters contest —The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2012 Songwriters Contest, festival is Aug. 23-25. Deadline to enter April 30. Information, rules, regulations at www.SMSWF.com
Call for artists
Hart Witzen — Accepting submissions for “Showdown” to exhibit April 28-May 4. Deadline for submissions: March 23. Eligibility: Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte. www.hartwitzengallery.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth annual Albemarle 2D-3D nature art show — Apply through March 31, Falling Rivers Gallery. Details/prospectus: Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle, 704-983-4278, www. fallingriversgallery.com
Seeking pastel artists — Pastel Society of NC, Appalachian Pastel Society, Piedmont Pastel Society host exhibit for chalk pastelists. Entry deadline March 24. Exhibit dates June 1-30. Prospectus/information www. pastelsocietyofnc.com or Patricia Savage email@example.com.
9th annual ‘Art On The Neuse’ — Outdoor Arts Festival in Oriental, NC on May 12. All media accepted, original art only. Outdoor booths $30, no commission charged on art sales. New artists must submit visuals and bio. Entry deadline March 24. www.pamlicoarts.org/opportunities.html
Speakers and forums
Tonight: ‘Tchaikovsky Tchats’ — Thursday, March 15: Reception 5:15 p.m., informal panel discussion 6 p.m., Opera Carolina’s “Student Night at the Opera” performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin 7 p.m., Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Admission free if registered at www.charlotteteachers.org. Information: 704-687-2049.
‘The Secrets of Masonry Revealed’ — Tuesday March 27, dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., speaker Terry Cox of Guilford Lodge #656, sponsored by Cannon Memorial Lodge #626 A.F.& A.M. Held at Kannapolis Masonic Center, 704 S. Main St., Kannapolis. Open to the public. www.cml626.org
American Association of University Women forum — 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14: “Education Matters,” Dr. Judy Grissom, Supt. of Rowan-Salisbury Schools, reservations required, 704-798-2574, Second floor Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.
Home and garden
Last weekend of Orchid Spectacular at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — Annual showcase of orchids through March 18: guests “join” a 19th century orchid expedition. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490, www.DSBG.org
Violins of Hope — April 15-22: UNCC College of Arts and Architecture hosts the 18 Violins of Hope. On display and open to the public at the UNCC Center City Building Gallery, 320 E. 9th St., Charlotte, www.coaa.uncc.edu/
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery409 N Lee St. — “The Red Show & Red Cross Fundraiser” through March 31: Artist explore the color red • North gallery: artwork by the Rail Walk artists • South gallery: Donated works by local artist including Rail Walk artists. Donated works in silent auction 6-8 p.m., March 31. Bidding closes 7:30. Cafe-style food, drink, entertainment. Tickets: $5 donation. 100% of ticket donation and silent auction proceeds go to the Red Cross. Rail Walk Gallery hours -free admission- Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and whenever the open flag is flying. www.railwalkgallery.com 704-431-8964.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Last weekend of “This Has Been My Life All My Life,” exhibition of photographs by Sean Meyers and poems by Janice Fuller based on interviews of the residents at the Lutheran Home in Winston-Salem, through March 17 • “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” rotating exhibition of artwork from Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, and home-schooled students. Through March 29: Elementary Schools, reception March 22, 5-6:30 p.m. • Spring Exhibition “Multiplicity” through May 12: Juie Rattley III, David Kessler and 20 artists from Artworks Gallery exploring multiple connections through works in multiple mediums • Free admission, donations appreciated. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Last weekend for exhibit at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — “Imagination Unraveled,” fiber arts show featuring original designs, through March 17. Co-hosted by Tranqwool Knitting Provisions. 704-639-0606, firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Fairytales, Fantasy & Fear, 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Domestic Bliss: Art at Home in Britain and America, 1780-1840” through May 20. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
Violins of Hope — Sunday, April 15: Symphony Guild sponsors a bus trip to the Knight Theater, Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, for opening performance of the Violins of Hope. Cost $65. Call 704-637-4314 for details
YMCA Hawaii Cruise meeting — Noon or 6 p.m., Monday, March 12: First interest meeting for 8 day/7 night cruise to Hawaii on Oct. 13, Norwegian Cruise Line “Pride of America,” Honolulu, Maui, Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Pearl Harbor; cabins starting at $2,894, includes ALL transportation to and from plus all travel, government, port, transfer fees. $350 reservation deposit. Contact Barbara Franklin, Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111 at the JF Hurley Family YMCA.
Charleston, W.Va. and Ohio Amish country — May 22-15, includes Blenko glass factory tour in W.Va. and an Amish wedding feast in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill — 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Gold Hill Rail Trail — 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — 704-216-7803.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — NC’s first theme park opens April 13. Tweetsie.com, 877-893-3874
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — March 17-18: Amtrack’s 40th anniversary Exhibit Train. www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — Black History exhibit “Back in the Day.” 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed for the winter months. 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Closed for winter months. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — Open Sundays and by appointment. Info: 704-279-4979.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — 704-721-4653, email@example.com
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era,” through Aug. 5. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 17: Irish Heritage Day: James Latta came to America from Ireland in 1785; tour his plantation, learn about Irish and Scots-Irish in Mecklenburg County, hear Irish stories and traditions, see Irish cooking over the open-hearth. Free with regular site admission. 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — March 24: Easter egg hunt, explore gardens and wander through ancient boxwood maze as you and your child hunt for hand painted Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself. Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose dale.com
Last senior discount weekend for Mummies at Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Mummies, through April 8. Plus special senior discount for age 60+ through tomorrow, Friday, March 16: $15, a 25% discount. Seniors must mention SENIOR DAYS when purchasing tickets and show a valid ID. Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m.704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — Creature Feature, 10 a.m., March17: Bouncing Bunnies and Hares, meet Harriet, our hare, and her visiting bunny friends. Pet a few and learn how different rabbits and hares are. Free with museum admission. Full schedule listing at 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — Town Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, historical garden, horticultural programs. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh —•A loan of ten works of Rodin • Rembrandt in America • John James Audubon’s Birds of America • Free general admission. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — Explore more than 14,000 years of the state’s history• Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — March 24, 31: March Science Madness, second annual “Tournament of Science.” Cost included with admission. Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — Home of the Animal Discovery Zoological Park and NC’s only 40 foot digital dome experience. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com
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