Music & more Tonight: the Malpass Brothers at the Davis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17: The Malpass Brothers, traditional country music from brothers who tour as Merle Haggard’s opening act. Part of the Footlights series at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Lee St. Theatre presents Around the World in Songs at the Lee Street Cafe — 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday Jan. 17-19: Cabaret performers Patsy Parnell, Mary Ann McCubbin, Becky Lippard, Carol Harris, Matthew Newton, Kent Bernhardt, John Brincefield. Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theatre, 405 N Lee St., 704-798-7768 to reserve tickets or buy DOS, $10 general admission. www.leestreet.org
Kenny Roby at the LGAC black box theater — Doors open 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24: Roby performs with full band; Tripp Edwards Band opens. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door or at Tastebuds, 106 N. Main St; Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St.; LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. Looking Glass Artists Center’s Black Box located at 405 N. Lee St., firstname.lastname@example.org
Tosco Music Party — 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26: Acoustic music showcase with eclectic styles and singalongs. $17 adults, www.tix.cpcc.edu, 704-330-6534. Dale F. ?Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elibeth Ave., Charlotte.
Comedy Improv returns to Lee Street — 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16: NOW ARE THE FOXES’ love-filled Valentines weekend performance. All shows have possibility to contain adult content, usually rated PG-13. Admission $10, drinks available, no advance reservations. Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., corner of Kerr. email@example.com
Theater Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27: poignant story of an aging widow who imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents ‘Frost/Nixon’ — Through Jan. 27, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8 p.m. ; Select matinees 2:30 p.m. A historical retelling of the post-Watergate interviews. Tickets at https://secure.ticketsage.net. CAST is located at 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113, Charlotte. Reservations 704-455-8542, www.nccast.com
llusionist at The Davis Theatre — 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1: The Jason Bishop Show, award-winning illusionist Jason Bishop’s stunning and original magic. $45, tickets at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and Davis Theatre Box Office Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., in person or by phone, 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre , 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — Feb. 7- 9, 15-16, 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 10, 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m. By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
PPT box office opens for “To Kill a Mockingbird” — For season ticket holders, Jan 24. For the public, Jan 28. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 PiedmontPlayers.com
‘Wicked’ returns — Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, March 13-31. Tickets at BlumenthalArts.org or 704-327-1000.
This & That Family planetarium show ‘Starry Winter Nights’ — 5 and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19: A seasonal “walk” through the stars, identifying constellations and bright stars with stories from various cultures. Tickets on sale 30 minutes prior to each show. $3 for adults, $2 for 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004. 1636 Parkview Circle.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dancing — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2: See belly dancers from around the region, The Looking Glass Artist Center, 507 N. Lee St. Also featuring the live music of Valentine Wolfe out of Charlotte. Details at www.KalimaTribal.com or Facebook.
Dr. MLK Jr. celebration events — 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. citywide series of events • 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18: program at VA Medical Center, Building 6 • 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20: Dr. MLK Jr. Humanitarian Awards Program, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. • Monday, Jan. 21: 7 a.m. Dr. MLK Jr. breakfast, JF Hurley YMCA, tickets $8, outlet information 704-638-5217 • 9:30 a.m. Dr. MLK Jr. Memorial Ceremony at the Freedman Cemetery, Soliders Memorial AME Zion Church • 11 a.m. the annual Dr. MLK Jr. holiday parade • Dr. MLK Jr. Civic Center Celebration, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. South • More Information at Salsbury-Rowan Human Relations Council, 704-638-5217, www.srhrc.org
Paranormal Investigation and wine tasting — 9-11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25: $30 per person, sponsored by Salisbury Ghost Walk, investigation and wine tasting at the Salisbury Wine Shop. $30 includes full investigation of the building followed by wine tasting. Reservations required, limited to first 30 paying participants. Make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concord Library events — • 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29: 3rd- 4th Grade Book Club discusses “Boys Start the War” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor • 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31: 5th-6th Grade Book Club discusses “The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket. Information, Children’s Room at 704-920-2058 • 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2: Teen Wii video game day, call Kris at 704-.920-2053. 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Showcase Of Woodcarvings 2013 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Feb 16-17: Charlotte Woodcarvers Club’s 30th annual Showcase, 100+ carvers in competition for $1800 in cash awards. Demonstrations, competitions, seminars, vendors. Free admission, family friendly, free parking. 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-529-1748, Showcase@CharlotteWoodcarvers.com, www.charlottewoodcarvers.com
Night Life The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Jan 18: Classic rock/r&b/beach music with Mid Life Crisis, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19: Acoustic Americana and more with Donna Hughes • 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — Live music Friday and Saturday evenings. 704-639-2600, www.ethosdining.com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 8 p.m. until, Friday, Jan. 18: open jukebox • 8:30 p.m. until, Saturday, Jan. 19: open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — • Tuesday, Open Mic • Wednesday, World Tavern Poker • Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee • Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons • 8:30 p.m. until, Saturday Jan. 19: Divided by Four. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, Jan. 19: Christian Hip Hop Rap night with Big Boi Hurt and Tha Rain. Also Jericho • Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, inntheloop.blogspot.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 17: Karaoke performance by Mark Shue • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Mondays • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays • Karaoke 7 p.m. until Fridays-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays on the patio, full menu available, nightly specials. 704 636-1918.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 18: Antje Duvekot, Michael McDermott. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 18: The Barbed Wires, The Loose Lugnuts • Saturday, Jan. 19: Groove 8, Dark Water Rising. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 18: Drumming to beat cancer, bring your drums to participate in drum circle warm up session for DrumStrong May 2013. • Sunday, Jan. 20: Christopher Cross concert on the main stage, seated show, tickets start at $32, showtime: 7:30 p.m. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 18: Brave Baby • Saturday, Jan. 19: Pat Mcgee Band. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Singles Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18: Bingo. Friday, Jan. 25: music with DC and the Chosen Few. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Classes One day fiddle workshop — Two levels, Saturday, Jan. 26: 2-3 p.m. beginners, 4-5 p.m. intermediate and advanced players • Workshops conducted by Master Fiddler Matt Hooper, who performs with Don Rigsby and Midnight Call of Nashville, Tenn. Open to all ages. Held at the Montgomery Store in Gold Hill. Two 1-1/2 hour sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Intermediate and Advanced students will be combined in one session. $25 fee for workshop registration. Limited space, advance registration required at 704-267-9439 or send a message at www.themontgomerystore.com
Stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m., Mondays through Feb. 11: Lessons on using the copper foil method, by glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, owner of Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., 704-796-2260 for details, www.celestialglasworks.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, email@example.com for more information.
History course on Salisbury and Rowan County — 13-week course, Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7-May 9. Teachers may earn continuing education credits. First class held at Rowan Museum, following classes at various historic locations. $30. Register at 704-636-0103.
Studio classes at Waterworks — Register online or 704-636-1882, see www.waterworks.org for full class descriptions and prices • Open Figure Drawing (18+) Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. • Handbuilding & Wheel Pottery (12+), Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. •Sharpening Your Drawing Skills (12+); Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. • Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills (16+); Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. • Composition (12+); Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m.
Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge (formerly High Rock Boat and Ski Club), 275 Boat Club Lane • Beginner I & II at 7 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced at 8 p.m. Note: Beginner I students must preregister • $40 per month, no partner needed.704-202-9655, www.carolinashaglessons.com or 704-279-6168.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dance Valentine workshops — Beginning 9 a.m., Feb. 2: “Dark Romance” workshops explore the darker side of love, at The Treehouse, 506 1/2 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Then see dancers from around the region at The Looking Glass Artist Center, 507 N. Lee St., that evening 7:30 p.m. Also features the live music of Valentine Wolfe out of Charlotte. Details at www.KalimaTribal.com or Facebook.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
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.
Art Classes with Patt — Adult (16+) art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road • All classes ongoing, 2 hrs. in length, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/
Film Pfeiffer University’s film appreciation series — Free monthly Friday evening film and discussion series by Pfeiffer Pfilm Society, in Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required. 704-463-3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org • Feb. 15, Romance: Casablanca • March 15, B-Movie: A Hobo with a Shotgun • April 12, Documentary: Good Hair.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films • Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7 p.m., The Trial. A capital case turns a small-town lawyer’s life around in this movie filmed in the Charlotte-metro area. Features Matthew Modine and Rance Howard • Friday, February 22, 2013, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. Eyeborgs. An action thriller set in the near future filmed in the Winston-Salem area • Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7 p.m. Short films • Friday, April 12, 9 p.m., 2013, after Art Walk. Star Wars Uncut. Fans from around the world joined forces to create this truly different version of the popular film • Many of these films have not been rated by the MPAA. Information: 704-920-2787 or wwww.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.modernfilmfest.com • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org, www.modernfilmfest.com
Call for vendors Carolina Bridal Fair at Cabarrus Arena — Bridal show is Feb. 10, exhibitors showcasing like merchandise or services will be limited, some categories already nearly full. www.carolinabridalfair.com or 704-920-3988 or 704-920-3994.
Call for photographers The Carolina Artists’ second annual photography exhibition and contest — March 6-8: Photo Expo 2013 at Salisbury Civic Center for professionals and amateur photographers. Deadline for entry Feb. 20. Additional details to follow, or call Bill Ward, Chairman, 704-633-7919.
Call for musicians Piedmont Prime Time Community Band 2013 spring season — Piedmont Prime Time Community Band accepting new members through Feb.7; rehearsals begin tonight, Jan. 10, continue 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave, Kannapolis. Following instruments invited to join: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Requirements: the ability to read music and attend rehearsals. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Speakers and forums Tonight: Waterworks Visual Arts Center artists forum — 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17: In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Tolerance and Diversity,’ a public forum led by a panel of artists, theologians, laity.Followed by Q&A. Free, but RSVP to email@example.com or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org
Journey Stories in conjunction with the NC Transportation Museum exhibit — • 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26: Cherokee Removal; Dr. Bill Anderson explores the questions of why the Cherokees were removed and whether removal was inevitable. Free, in the Wagon’s Wheels & Wings exhibit area • 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9: Underground Railroad with Meltonia Loretta Young, M.A.L.S., part exhibition, part history, part decoding of the secrets behind the quilt patches that are synonymous with the Underground Railroad. Free, in the Wagon’s Wheels & Wings exhibit area • 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16: Ret. Piedmont Airlines and US Air Capt. Bill Wilkerson’s Own Journey Story: In 1974, Capt. Wilkerson became only the third minority pilot hired by Piedmont Airlines. Free, in the Wagon’s Wheels & Wings exhibit area • 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, www.nctrans.org/Events/Journey-Stories.aspx
‘Exploding Canons’ at UNCC — Friday, Jan. 25: 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by 6:30 discussion, national and local academic experts consider time through art, physics, biology, environmental science, personal experiences. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Information: 704-687-2026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Home & garden 9th annual Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 25-27: Thousands of square feet of exhibits, the latest in products and services, at Cabarrus Event Center & Arena, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord, 704-920-3976. Meet Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” Time and ticket info: www.charlotte homeandlandscapeshow.com
Davidson County Master Gardeners garden conference — 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Feb. 20, First Lutheran Church, S. Main St., Lexington. Pre-registration required at Davidson county extension office on East Center Street. $25 includes lunch, area speakers on gardening, plants, hummingbirds, more. 336-242-2085.
Auditions Old Courthouse Theatre Ayn Rand’s ‘The Night of January 16th’ — 7-9 p.m., Jan. 28-29: Cold read from the script. Show datesMarch 14-23. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘South Pacific’ — 7-9 p.m., Feb. 10-11, show dates April 25-May 12. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www. oldcourthousetheatre.org
Art Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St. — Current exhibit “Through the Wall,” the art of Karen Frazer through Feb. 2. Gallery open noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. salisburyartists@ gmail.com. Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-2787, www.salisburyartists.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “A Sense of Place,” a Fine Arts Photography Exhibition by Elizabeth McAdams, through Jan. 26. Photos of Salisbury, Gold Hill, Concord, Mt. Pleasant, Mocksville, Elkin. 704-647-0183, 704- 433-6821. 405 N. Lee St., Thur-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. , by appointment 704-431-8964.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance, through Feb. 9. 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
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Something Old, Something New Exhibition through March 7. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — • “The Armory Show: One Hundred Years Later,” celebrating 100th anniversary of the original groundbreaking New York City show. reynoldahouse.org. • 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Parks Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road — Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 26 acres of ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, shelters, playground, event center, walking trail. 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury. Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road — Historic tours available by appointment: 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Gold Hill Rail Trail — Hiking, biking trail begins at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, continues into Cabarrus County. 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — Trail walks, overlooks, see 120 miles in most directions, blacksmith shop display, Saturday-Sunday shuttle service, 704-216-7803.
Museums NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — • See www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer — Museum features antique, vintage, modern collectible dolls, antique, vintage toys, train set, model tractor trailers, John Deere vehicles. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 704-633-5946, email@example.com, www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed December-March; reopens Saturday, April 6. Available during these months for GROUP tours. Call 704-633-5946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — Closed December-March; reopens Saturday, April 6 with the Colonial Spring Frolic. Available during these months for GROUP tours. Call 704-633-5946 or email email@example.com
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours 1-4 p.m.,Saturday- Sunday, tickets $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103, http://www.historicsalisbury.org
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — Sundays 2-4 p.m., special tours and info 704-279-4979. Free.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Free. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays.Operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. Free. 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, off Highway 200 near Locust — The Reed Gold Mine panning area is open April 1-Oct. 31. Without panning, there is no fee for the museum, visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill. 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nchistoricsites.org/ reed/
Gregory Creek Homestead and walking trails, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville — Statesville’s heritage site. 704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.org.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War. Free, Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs.org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville — Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm with endangered breeds of historic livestock. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free. 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Saturday: 1 a.m.–6 p.m. • Sunday: noon–5 p.m. • See website for scheduled labs for kids, admission pricing. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
?Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — $8 adults, children age 1-13; children under age one free. Events and activities free with admission. Event schedule at 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two free, Event schedule at 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, Mount Gilead — Town Creek Mound between NC 73 and NC 731. 910-439-6802, email@example.com, www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. 919-839-NCMA, www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — • $5 general admission. 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — New video series: “North Carolina, Long Story Shorts,” entertaining, educational, free. On-demand streaming video format at www.ncmuseumofhistory.org. Under “Education” link, click “Videos on Demand,” register, watch. Explore more than 14,000 years of the state’s history. Free admission. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Free general admission, cover charge for special exhibits and 3D Theater. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — $14 adults, $10 children ages 3-12. Train and bungee rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Adults and children over 1 year old: $7. 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro,4301 Lawndale Drive — $8 adults $8, $7 children ages 3-13. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Adults $8, children 12 months+ $8. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.comw