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Holiday happenings

Santa & amp; the Grinch Fire Trucks — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 9. Ride antique fire truck, provided by W.A. Brown and Sons, with Santa and the Grinch. Board at 126. E. Innes St. Refreshments. Free. Miniature 1948 fire truck replicas available for purchase. Ornament-making activities for kids while they wait. 704-637-7814.

RoBoJo Theatre Troupe Holiday Theater — 2 p.m. Saturday. Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Hour-long show of skits, songs, reader’s theater and audience participation. 704-216-8234.

Holiday Lights at the Garden, Belmont — Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Open nightly. Live Nativity Sunday nights through Dec. 17. 704-829-1252.

Country Christmas Open House, hosted by Derby and Linda Holshouser, 2015 Lincolnton Rd. — 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9. $5, children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets available at J.F. Hurley YMCA on Jake Alexander Boulevard;, Bijoux Collections, 125 N. Fulton St.; PeekABoo in the Ketner Center; Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St. www.rowanrelayforlife.com.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville, “Garrison Christmas” — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 10. Musket-firings, bonfires, songs and entertainment. A Divine Service at noon Sunday. Free. 704-873-5886.

Old Time Cooleemee Christmas — 3 p.m. Sunday. Zachary House, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee. Community chorus, Davie High School brass ensemble, reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” a reading of the Biblical Christmas story, fudge contest, refreshments, visit by Santa. 704-278-2218.

Historic Rosedale Christmas Candlelight Tour — 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Special senior group tours begin at 5 p.m. $6 adult, $5 senior or student, 5 and under free, family $15. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale. org.

Christmas tour of the Tyro Plantation House — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 10. Hwy 150, Tyro. Walking tour and period refreshments. $2 adults, $1 children 6 and up. 336-249-9676.

Candlelight Christmas Walk at Latta Plantation, Huntersville — 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9. Includes stroll through barn with animals, plantation house, kitchen, slave cabin. Traditional music. $6, children 5 and under free. www.lattaplantation.org.

West Salem Cottage Christmas tour — 2-6 p.m. Dec. 9. Tour of 10 homes presented by West Salem Neighborhood Association. Located just west of Old Salem. Music at Christ Moravian Church. $15, free for children with accompanying adult. Carriage rides 3-5 p.m. 336-748-8183.

A Christmas Tradition: Songs and Stories of the Season — 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Stories with Dr. Karl Hales, musical vocalists Neal Wilkinson and Leslie Dunkin, pianist Dr. Julie Chamberlin, guitarist Sam Manriguez. Free. Sponsored by Piedmont Players and W.A. Brown and Sons.

Christmas at Lazy 5 Ranch, Hwy. 150 — 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 13-15. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live nativity, Santa Claus, caroling, refreshments. Regular admission rates apply. 704-663-5100.

Camp Christmas child care — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16. F & amp;M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Arts, crafts, entertainment. Free. 704-637-7814.

The Glory of Christmas-a Community Christmas Celebration — 4 p.m. Dec. 17. St. Lukes Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Council Streets. Massed choir of six local congregations joins St. Luke’s choir for a program of music and readings. Featuring soloists Teresa Moore, Dr. Grant Harrison and Phyllis Partee. Reception follows. 704-633-3221.

Holiday festivities in Downtown Salisbury — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 23. Includes Santa, the Grinch, carolers. Free. 704-637-7814.

Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons — 6-11 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1. Monday-Thursday rates: family $9, commercial vans $16, buses $80; Friday-Sunday: family $13, commercial $21, buses $80. 336-778-6300.

An 18th Century Salem Christmas Candlelight Tour — 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 22. Miksch House and Tavern, Old Salem, 900 Old Salem Rd. Reservations required. 888-653-7253. www.oldsalem.org.

Old Christmas celebration at Old Stone House — Dec. 30-31. 704-633-5946.

New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower — 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Downtown Salisbury. 704-637-7814.

Theater

“A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” Old Courthouse Theatre — 8 p.m. Dec. 7-9; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Theater located at 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

“An O. Henry Christmas” — 8 p.m. Dec. 7-9; 3 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students. 336-373-2043.

“The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris — Through Dec. 23. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $20. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatre charlotte.org.

Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” — 8 p.m. Dec. 15; 5 p.m. Dec. 16-17. Reynolda House Museum of Art, Winston-Salem. $10, members and students $8. 336-725-5150.

“Shear Madness” — 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30. Booth Playhouse, Charlotte. Cabaret seating and food available. $25. The audience votes to decide the killer, so different ending nightly. 704-372-1000. Group sales (discounted): 704-379-1380. www.BlumenthalCenter.org.

“Rent” — Jan 26-28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $27-$60. www.ticketmaster.com.

Music and more

Catawba College 19th annual Service of Lessons and Carols — Tonight. Prelude music begins 6:30 p.m., choral procession at 7 p.m. Participants include Catawba Chorale, Madrigals and Singers, Catawba Brass, Catawba Handbell Ensemble, flautist April Naylor, harpist Carla Mitchell. Free, but ticket required until 6:40 p.m. After that, open seating if available. For tickets, call 704-637-4394 before 5 p.m.

Bluegrass Pickin’ — 7 p. m. first and third Saturdays. Experienced players and beginners welcome. Family environment. Salisbury School of Music, second floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-8188.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Little Theatre of Winston-Salem and Piedmont Opera — 8 p.m. Dec. 8,-9; 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem. $25 adults, $15 students. 336-724-3202.

Piedmont Choral Society Christmas Concert — 7 p.m. Dec. 8; 3 p.m. Dec. 10; St. James Lutheran Church, 104 Union Street South, Concord. Free. 704-786-1063, ext. 3.

A Capella Christmas — 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3200 Park Rd., Charlotte. Features the Gold Standard Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society and the Queen Charlotte Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. $12 adults, $10 seniors and youth. 704-556-0690.

Dan Truhitte — 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Dinner and show, $20. Faith Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., Faith. Truhitte best known for portrayal of “Rolf” in the movie “The Sound of Music.” 704-279-2500.

Eddie from Ohio — 8 p.m. Dec. 9. McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square, Charlotte. $14.50-$18.50. 704-372-1000. www. blumenthalcenter.org.

The Singing Americans of Stanly County Christmas Concert — 3 p.m. Dec. 10. Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle.

Piedmont Chamber Singers Candlelight Concert — 6 p.m. Dec. 11. In 1788 Gemeinhaus Church, Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. Free. 336-722-4022. www.piedmontchambersingers. org.

Moscow Boys Choir — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Alexander Central Auditorium, 223 School Dr., Taylorsville. $30 adults, $20 students. 828-632-1366.

Amadeus Children’s Chorus and Alla Corda Strings, holiday concert — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. St. Lukes Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Council Streets. Free. 704-633-3221.

Opera Carolina “Amahl and the Night Visitors” — 7 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square. $10-$16. 704-332-7177. www.operacarolina.org.

Tab Benoit — 10 p.m. Dec. 16. Double Door, 218 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. 704-376-1446.

A Rockabilly Holiday — 9 p.m., Dec. 16. Puckett’s, Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 18+ show, featuring Belmont Playboys, Jem Crossland, The Flat Tires, Throttle Kings. 704-433-8154. www.RockabillyBabe.com.

Barenaked Ladies — Dec. 17. Grady Cole Center, Charlotte. www.ticketmaster.com.

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert — 8 p.m. Dec. 29, Blumenthal Center, Charlotte. $35-$75. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Film

“Key Largo” — 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Movie showing and discussion. Center for Faith and the Arts. 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999. www.faithart.org.

“Happy Feet”: The IMAX Experience — Through Dec. 21 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. Rated PG. $8 ages 14-59, $7 ages 3-13 and 60+, free for children under age 2. For showtimes, call 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplace.org.

Dance

“The Nutcracker” in Winston-Salem — 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St. Presented by North Carolina School of the Arts and the Winston-Salem Symphony. 336-721-1945. www.nc arts.edu/performances.

Carolina Ballet “Nutcracker,” Raleigh — Through Dec. 23. For dates and times, visit www. carolinaballet.com. 919-719-0800.

Comedy

Charlotte Comedy Theater, 1308 D. The Plaza — 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Professional resident cast. $10. Rated R; 8 p.m. Thursdays-student shows, $5; 7 p.m. Sundays-open mic, $3. 866-467-7681. www.charlottecomedy.com.

Classes

Art classes at Depot Fine Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Classes in acrylics, watercolor, pastels. $10 members, $15 non-members. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartistguild.com.

Original Art, 21 Union St. S, Concord — Basic drawing: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Bring 12×16 drawing pad, ebony pencil, eraser. $10 per class. Private art lessons, $30 per hour. 704-784-1549. dianelovesart@vnet.net. www.DianeOvercash.com.

This & amp; That

Old-Time Square Dance, Denton — 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Denton Civic Center, West Salisbury Street. $5, ages 12 and under free. Door prizes, refreshments. No taps on shoes, no alcohol. 336-472-2802. www.geo cities.com/dentondance.

Cruzin’ Round Spencer — 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178. wadd7877@bellsouth.net.

Night life

Alli’s All American Grille & amp; Ale, 1504 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. — 9-10 p.m. Dec. 16: “Mailvis” Elvis impersonator. Karaoke 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. 704-637-7160.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 8:30-11:30 Friday: Martha Bassett and the Camel City Swingers, $3 cover; 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday: live music TBA; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12: wine tasting, $10. 704-797-0093.

Club Zidis, 127 S. Main St. — Tuesdays: 7 p.m. No Limit Texas Hold ’em leagues, 8 p.m. dart leagues, karaoke, dancing. Wednesdays: pool leagues and tournaments, karaoke, dancing. Thursdays: college night (discount with ID). Fridays: 8 p.m. No limit Texas Hold ’em leagues. Fridays and Saturdays: parties, deejays, live acts. 704-633-3306.

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Gold Hill — Bluegrass jams 7 p.m. Fridays, band performances 7 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Admission by donation. Concessions available. 704-279-5674 or 704-267-9439.

Escape the Daily Grind, 118 N. Main St. — 704-636-0160.

George’s Italian Bar and Grill, 124 E. Innes St. — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays: weekly karaoke contest with prizes, entry fee $2. 704-797-0600.

High Rock Boat & amp; Ski Club, 2675 Providence Church Rd.– Home of Salisbury Shag Club. Dinner 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Club open until 2 a.m. Dec. 8-9: deejay Curtis Treece. Entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Karaoke with Lee on Thursdays. Shagging every Friday. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Free coffee and popcorn. INNFINITY featuring Bob Trice plays contemporary Christian music. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Thursdays-pool tournament. Fridays: open mike nights with Josh McCloud. 704-636-2583.

Las Palmas Southwestern Restaurant, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m. Friday: Jam Association, classic and southern rock; 9 p.m. Dec. 9: Delta Drift Band. Open mike every Tuesday night, host Tripp Edwards. No cover. Thursdays-acoustic spotlight. Live bands Fridays and Saturdays. 704-636-9475. www.myspace. com/vivalaspalmas.

Rascals Lounge and Bar, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. — Tuesday and Wednesday: karaoke 9 mp.m. until; Thursday: Poker Night begins 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: deejay playing country, rock, top 40, beach music and requests. Pool nightly-75 cents per game. 704-637-3100. www.holiday-inn.com/salisburync.

Shananagan’s Irish Pub, 612 S. Main St. — Monday: College night, 18+; Tuesday: deejay; Wednesday: open mic; Thursday: free pool; Friday: live acoustic music; Saturday: live deejay, no cover. 21+ age requirement, except Monday. 704-639-1313.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. — 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen. com.

Rubber Soul, 1148 Burke St. Winston-Salem — Dec. 8: Bellyfull, $6. 336-721-0570 www.rubbersoulbar.com.

Singles

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Dec. 8: filling Christmas stockings. No joining fee, donations accepted. Fun and fellowship in a positive environment. Kathy Francis, 704-932-7801 or Jim Holshouser, 704-636-8143.

Highlighters Dance Club — 8:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays. Open to singles 30 and over. Dress code. Free set ups, light hors d’oeuvres. BYOB. $8 members; $10 guests. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Rd., Charlotte. 704-548-9212.

Charlotte Zodiac Club — 7:30-11:30 p.m, second and fourth Fridays. 7:45 p.m. line dance lessons with Chuck and Joy. Dec. 8: Colours. Open to single, divorced, widowed or separated, 30 and over. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks provided. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. 704-661-2437. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.

Home and Garden

Reynolda Gardens Greenhouse, 100 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9: orchid display and sale. A drop-in repotting clinic will be held 1-3 p.m. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays: holiday plant sale. 336-758-5593. www.reynoldagardens.org.

Call for music

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Historic Village of Gold Hill — Seeking bluegrass bands to perform on second and fourth Saturdays. Call Vivian, 704-267-9439. www.FifthStringandCo.com.

Call for artists

Full Circle Arts, Hickory, “Art About Women,” juried exhibition — Open to all visual artists over 16. T receive prospectus contact info@fullcirclearts.org or send self-addressed stamped envelope to Full Circle Arts, P.O. Box 3905, Hickory, NC 28603. Registration fee $35. Intake will be Jan. 25-27. 828-322-7545. www.fullcirclearts.org.

Call for photographers

Smithsonian Magazine fourth annual photo contest — Deadline 2 p.m.Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 4. All photographs must be submitted online. For details, visit www.photocontest.smithsonianmag.com/index.html.

“Capture the Spirit of Davidson County” — Deadline Jan. 7. Photos to be used on tourism website and brochures. Cash awards for best photos.www.visitdavidsoncounty.com/entryform.

Art

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Annual Artists Invitational exhibit and sale. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-647-0999. www.faithart.org.

Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 East Council St. – Original oil paintings and mosaics by Robert A. Crum. 704-797-0364. www. robertcrumfineart.com.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Exhibit: “Three Visions.” 704-431-8964.

Rowan Arts Council, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Invitational art exhibit, through Jan. 9. Open Thursdays and Fridays, noon-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. except for holiday weekends. 704-638-9887.

Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord — 6-9 p.m., Dec. 15: Paintings and writings of Arroe Collins. Collins will be signing books. Gallery open 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-784-1549.

Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.

Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer — “3.1 M Effect” a photographic display. Through Dec. 15. Free. 704-463-1360, ext. 2667. jcross@pfeiffer.edu.

Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington — Friends juried exhibition, through Dec. 16. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. www.co.davidson. nc.us/arts.

Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro — “Cannon Firings:” pottery by Steve Cannon, ceramic boxes by Judy Cannon. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399. www.randolphartsguild.com.

Center of the Earth Gallery, 3204 N. Davidson St., Charlotte — “Tiny Treasures,” a group exhibition of small works on 12″x 12″ canvas, through Dec. 29. www.centeroftheearth.com.

Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte — 6-9 p.m. Dec. 15: NoDa gallery crawl. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.

The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte — “Intrinsic Artifice (A Tale of Two Abstractions).” “Whitewash,” video work examining civil rights by Brad McCallum and Jacqueline Terry. www.lightfactory.org. 704-333-9755.

Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art” through Dec. 31. Gallery open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. Admission ticket is valid for both museums on same day. (See uptown Mint below) 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — “Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection” through Dec. 31. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. Admission ticket is valid for both museums on same day. (See Mint above.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2000.

McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Lawn art by Doug McAbee, through December. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.

Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Modern Fun! Prints from the 70’s and 80’s,” through Feb. 25. “Self/Image: Portraiture from Copley to Close.” “American Watercolors, 1880-1965” through Jan. 1. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $9 seniors, students with ID and children free. 336-725-5150 or www.reynoldahouse.org.

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — “Monet in Normandy” through Jan. 14. $15/$12. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 919-839-6262 or www.ncartmuseum.org.

Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro — “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Painter of the Spirit,” through Feb. 25. “Mel Bochner: Drawing from Four Decades,” through Dec. 23. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 336-334-5770. www.weatherspoon. uncg.edu.

Parks

Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — Rowan Wildlife Adventures, home of black bears, bobcats, deer and other animals. Reptile center features 4,000 gallon Cheerwine Aquarium. Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, Miner Moose Gem Mine, playground, camping year-round, Hurley Splash Pad. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.

Museums

N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — Train rides 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, other times for scheduled tours. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. Museum’s winter hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — Exhibit: “Kid’s Stuff,” children’s toys and fashions from the 20th century. Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.

Historic Rockwell Museum — 2-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or call for tour, 704-279-4979 or 704-279-5783.

China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. For special tours call 704-433-3912.

Eastern Cabarrus Historical Museum, Mount Pleasant — An 1855 Lutheran Boys’ school of 30 rooms depicting history of Cabarrus County and surrounding area. Free. 2-5 p.m. first and third Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays. 704-436-6612.

Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.

Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr. — Exhibit-“Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Old Salem, Winston-Salem — The most authentic and comprehensive history attraction in the country. Its four museums-The Village of Salem, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Toy Museum and Children’s Museum-allow visitors to experience 18th and 19th century life in the Moravian community called Salem (established 1766). 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300 or www.oldsalem. org.

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — Exhibits: “What We Wore in North Carolina” and “The Carolina Mountains: Photography of Margaret Morley.” Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseumofhistory. org.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” through Feb. 11. Space exhibit is $6 for adults, $4 seniors and students, $3 children. Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www. naturalsciences.org.

N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Museum is science-technology center of lifelong learning for people of all ages. $8.50 adult, $6 children age 3-12; $7.50 seniors 65 plus or active/retired military; free for children age two and younger. Closed Mondays through Jan. 1. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Exhibits: Build It!, Doughnut Factory, Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet. Hands-on activities, art work, snack shop, gift shop, Junior League shop. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseum ofws.org.

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