Music and more
Rascal Flatts, with guest Jessica Simpson ó 7:30 p.m., Jan. 23. LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem. 336-722-6400. www.livenation.com.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, featuring cellist Anne Sellitti ó 7:30 p.m., Jan. 24. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Copland ěFanfare for the Common Man,î Ives ěThe Unanswered Question,î Elgar Cello Concerto, Copland Symphony No. 3. www.salisburysymphony.org. 704-637-4314.
ěThe Barber of Sevilleî Opera Carolina ó 8 p.m. Jan. 24; 2 p.m. Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. 704-332-7177. www.operacarolina.org.
ěAnd Theyíre Off,î a cabaret of classics ó 8 p.m., Jan. 24, in the Proscenium Thrust Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Seven college seniors from the School of Drama at UNCSA will present favorites from the stage. Fundraiser to send the graduating seniors in drama to Los Angeles, to give a presentation to industry agents, casting directors, producers, etc. The project is titled ěArtsBound.î suggested donation: $20. www.uncsadramashowcase.com.
High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association featuring Sweetwater ó Jan. 24. 6 p.m.-jamming and CD swap; 7-8 p.m.-concert: Sweetwater; 8-10 p.m.-jamming. Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. www.highlonesomestrings.org.
Tosco Music Party ó 7-11 p.m., Jan. 31. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. The Polka Dots from Salisbury are among the performers. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 age 15 and younger. 704-330-6534. www.toscomusicparty.org.
Dublin Philharmonic ó 8 p.m., Feb. 2. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.
Jazz for Justice and Peace ó 6 p.m., Feb. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. $12 advance, $15 at door. Proceeds benefit Sudan Rowan and Rowan Blues and Jazz Society. Presentation by Lost Boys of Sudan. Music by Joe Robinson Jazz Band. Cash bar. Tickets available at Literary Bookpost, 119 S. Main St. or by calling 704-636-2811.
DRUMLine Live ó 7 p.m., Feb. 8. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. Tickets start at $25. 704.372.1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Slipknot ó 7 p.m., Feb. 10. Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte. 704-335-3100. www.ticketmaster.com.
Elton John and Billy Joel ěFace 2 Faceî ó 7:30 p.m., March 7. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. www.ticketmaster.com. 704-522-6500.
18th annual Chinese New Year Festival ó 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 24. Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Free. 336-373-2044. www.city-arts.org.
ěBat Boy: the Musicalî Actorís Theatre of Charlotte ó 8 p.m. Jan. 8-10, 14-17, 21-24; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 18. $25. 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251 ext. 1.
ěA Flea in Her Earî Piedmont Players ó 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-24, 28-31; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.
ěRENTî with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp ó Jan. 27-Feb. 1. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets start at $25.50. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
ěI Love You, Youíre Perfect, Now Changeî Little Theatre of Winston-Salem ó Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Feb. 5-8. Arts Council Thetaer. www.littletheatreonline.com.
First Monday Film Series
“Coffee Culture USA” ó 7 p.m., Feb. 2, free admission. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Sponsored by Coffee News.704-232-0923.
Norm Macdonald ó 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Rated R. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Jon Reep ó 7:30 and 10 p.m., Feb. 7. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Robin Williams ó 8 p.m., Feb. 28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $56-$96. 704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.
ěDesigns for that Wintery Look: Interior Accents with Lifelike Greeneryî ó Free design class 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 31. Open until 2 p.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.
Piedmont Players winter workshops ó 9-10:30 a.m. for 3rd-5th grade beginners; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 6th-8th grade beginners, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14. Third floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Uses theater games and exercises to explore character, improvisation, concentration, voice, and movement. Participants attend all three sessions. $40 per student. 704.633.5471.
Art classes with instructor Cathy Matthews, 1008 Amber Court, China Grove ó Four-class sessions. Hand-building clay birdhouse: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3-24; 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 7-28. Beginning Watercolor: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 4-25 and March 4-25. Hand-building Leafman: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3-24; 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March 7-28. Class size limited. For more information, call 704-855-7952 or visit www.catsfreestyleart.com.
Art classes, Excel Art School of Concord ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, February 7-28. 21 Union St. S., Concord. Drawing and painting. Four-week session $225. Diane Overcash Paintings, 704-784-1549. www.dianeovercash-paintings.com.
Pottery class, Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, SE, Concord ó 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3-26. $35 includes materials. Firing fee is additional. 704-920-3484.
All About Digital Photography ó 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10. R. Wayne Wrights will cover the basics, plus composition, photo editing, and, weather permitting, an outdoor photo shoot. Bring your camera manual. All skill levels, ages 16 and up. $75 member/$90 nonmember. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
Clay Compositions: Hand-Built ó 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays February 5 to March 5. Five-week pottery workshop with Mimi Howard (MFA), this class will include both lecture and hands-on activities. Teachers register on SEA. Others register with Waterworks. All clay fees included. Ages 18 and up. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
Terracotta Sculpture ó 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3 through March 10. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Taught by Robert Toth. All skill levels, ages 18 and up. All clay fees are included.$100 member/$120 nonmember. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
Speakers and forums
ěThe Missing Links to the Law of Attractionî ó 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 23, presentation by Diannia Baty at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. No reservations, cost is $20, includes book ěremarkable Women of Faith.î 704-209-6430. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ěThe Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirateî ó Author and researcher Kevin P. Duffus contends that many accepted facts about the pirate are wrong. He will speak and sign books 1 p.m., Jan. 24 in the Bob Julian Roundhouse of the N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer. Free. Space limited. Make reservation by calling 704-636-2889, ext. 232.
This and That
Oyster Roast and Pirates Chest Raffle presented by Waterworks Visual Arts Center ó 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 24. F&M trolley Barn. Casual dress. Adults only. $65 per person in advance, $75 at door. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
Big Band Dances ó 7-10 p.m. first Saturday of each month. Hurley YMCA. Music by The Hi-Liters. Bring a snack to share. $5. 704-636-0111.
Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., every fourth Friday. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.
Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. ó 704-639-0604.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 23: Christabel and the Jons, $5 cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 24: E.W. Harris, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. ó 704-637-6047.
Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó First and second Fridays: Jazz with PCS Trio. 704-636-0160.
Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Karaoke contest, one winner per week, finals Jan. 30. Each weekís winner competes for $50 cash prize. Jan. 10 and 16:Ladiesí Nights, all ladies get in free. Jan. 24: Pure Country Night, put on your cowboy hat and get in free. Mondays-free pool, Tuesday-drink special; Wednesday-APA; Thursdays karaoke with Dard and Angie. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, deejay Jody, $3 cover, Pool Tournament at 11 p.m. 704-279-4286.
Grove Inn, 1560 Hwy 29 South, China Grove ó Monday: $1 draft, Monday Nite Football, open pool tournament; Tuesday: 7 p.m. Texas Hold ‘Em; Wednesday: Ladies Nite Out- karaoke/deejay dance; Thursday: open pool tournament; Friday: karaoke/deejay dance. Saturday: deejay dance /hilarious game contests or live band; Sunday: football/NASCAR party. 704-855-9901.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó Closed temporarily for renovations. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Jan. 24: Jeremy Hopkins Band. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.
Jokers Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. ó Monday: Monday Night Football, free pool, 35-cent wings; Tuesday: Juke Box Night-for every drink, one song on jukebox; Thursday: pool tournament, $5, winner takes all.704-636-2583.
Mimosa Restaurant, 117 N. Main St. ó 6-9 p.m. Sunday: singer and guitarist Don Berg. No cover. Half price bottles of wine. 704-856-1200.
Tabu Bar and Lounge, 329 S. Church St. ó Tuesdays-movie night; 10 p.m. Wednesdays: open mic; 10 p.m. Thursdays-play “Rock Band” with projector and P.A. 704-267-6246. www.tabubar.net.
Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.
Amos’ Southend, 1423 Tryon St. ó 704-377-MUSIC. www.amossouthend.com.
The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte ó www.visulite.com. 800-594-TIXX.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ó 1-800-594-TIXX. www.theeveningmuse.com.
Piedmont Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. No joining fees, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó Doors open 7 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over. Dress code. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served 8 p.m. BYOB. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-548-9212. email@example.com.
Charlotte Zodiac Club ó Second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m. 7:15 p.m.-line dance lessons with Chuck and Joy. Open to single, divorced, widowed or separated, 45 and over. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks provided. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code, no blue jeans or shorts. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. 704-853-0490. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.
Home and garden
Call for artists
Waterworks Visual Arts Center is currently seeking exhibition proposals for a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibition ó Deadline for submissions: Jan. 30, 2009. No entry fee. Sculptures for the Centerís Stanback and Cook Sensory Gardens. There is room altogether for three ńfive sculptures; all artworks should be able to withstand outdoor conditions. For submission guidelines contact Sarah Leonard, exhibitions assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-636-1882.
Mooresville Artist Guild is looking for qualified people interested in teaching art classes for children and adults. 704-896-9803.
Circle in the Square Theatre School ó Audtions March 2-6, May 5-8 and June 1-5 for professional two year workshops and seven-week summer workshops (both acting and musical). 1633 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019-6795. 212-307-0388. email@example.com. www.circlesquare.org.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band ó Accepting new members through Feb. 12, following instruments needed: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. Rehearses 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 15, Trinity United Methodist Church,Kannapolis. Call director Jon Hutchinson: 704-933-0660.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Current exhibits by Don Moore, Tyrone Geter, Natalie Bork and Maja Godlewska. Admission free. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. ó 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Jazz music, poetry reading and art sale every third Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Current exhibit: Transformation and Metamorphoses: an artist response to change. Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and during special events. 704-245-2302. www.salisburyartists.org.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó 704-920-ARTS. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord ó Gallery open 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-784-1549. www.dianeovercash-paintings.com.
Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartistguild.com.
Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó www.iredellmuseums.org.
Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington ó Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. www.co.davidson.nc.us/arts.
Davidson County Community College, Mendenhall Building, Lexington ó ěInspirationsî art exhibit. Eight artists, 96 pieces, includes oil, watercolor, mixed media collage, sculpture, conte crayon, pastel, photography, bookmaking, encaustics. Open during regular college operating hours. 336-249-8186.
Merrill-Jennings Galleries, 463 S. Main St., Davidson ó 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 704-895-1213.
Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro ó Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399. www.randolphartsguild.com.
North Carolina Pottery Center fall exhibitions, Seagrove ó 336-873-8430. www.ncpotterycenter.com.
The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte ó www.lightfactory.org. 704-333-9755.
Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte ó 704-334-1177.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends” through Feb. 15; “Scene in America: A Contemporary Look at the Black Male Image” through April 5, 2009. “The Art of Affluence: Haute Coutre and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through spring 2010; Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Admission also valid for Museum of Craft and Design on the same day. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. 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 ó 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.
Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem ó Open 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.
Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro, corner of Spring Garden and Tate Streets ó 336-334-5770. www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. ó 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.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road ó Two ballfields, concession stand, lighted tennis courts, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, game room, shelters, playground. Event center has riding arena and judges tower. A 1.5 mile walking trail connects facilities. Old Ellis Schoolhouse includes game room, ceramics workshop, large dining room with fully-equipped kitchen. Programs include ceramics, karate, horse shows, T-ball, baseball. Therapeutic Recreation division for Rowan County Parks housed here. 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill ó Located in the heart of the Carolina Gold Rush Territory, the park is home of the Barnhardt Gold Mine, the first mine shaft in the US dug to a depth of 500 ft., and Randolph Gold Mine which was dug to a depth of 850 ft. Gold Hill became know as the richest mining property east of the Mississippi creating one of the first gold rushes in history. Along with the mine shafts, sites in the park include the Gold Hill Jail, c.1845, the restored Chilean Ore Mill c. 1824 (the only complete ore mill remaining in existence in N.C.), the Assay Office, the Bernhardt Log Barn, the Russell-Rufty Shelter, the Powder House and Gold Hill Pond. The barn and shelter are available for rent for formal and informal public use. Another area of interest is the Gold Hill Rail Trail for hiking and biking enthusiast. The park is open daily until dark. Free. Historic tours of the park are available by appointment. Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. ó Hiking trails, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, softball diamond, playground, Kerr Mill-1823 grist mill that houses a museum of early Americana, Alice Stanback Monument Forest. Open year round from 9 a.m. until dark. www.co.rowan.nc.us/parks/sloan.
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer óMuseum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Train rides Saturday only, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. ó Closed for winter. 1819 Federal townhouse built by Jacob Stirewalt, which reflects lifestyle of affluent citizens of early 1800s; features period rooms with Hepplewhite and Chippendale furniture and some from Rowan County craftsmen. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 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.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry ó Closed for winter. Stately home built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766. Furnished with period pieces including local, North Carolina and Pennsylvania furnishings. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó Exhibit of election memorabilia through Nov. 16. Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.
China Grove Roller Mill Museum ó Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.
Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.
Davidson County Historical Museum, 2 South Main St., Lexington ó 336-242-2035. www.co.davidson.nc.us/museum.
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte ó Family-friendly activities 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular admission is$6 adults, $5 students and seniors, $3 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Free admission Sundays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for children under 5. www.lattaplantation.org. 704-875-2312.
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó National Register Federal house built circa 1815, excellent example of backcountry NC federal period architecture. Originally part of a 911-acre plantation. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more $4 per. Guided tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale.org.
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road ó Focus on activities for ages 8 and younger. $5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2671.
Discovery Place, Charlotte ó ěCircus!î consisting of more than 20 interactive stations. Museum open 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.org.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia ó Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday -Saturday , 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $4 adults, $2 students, seniors 704-866-6900 or email@example.com.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem ó8:30 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 ó “Elected to Serve: North Carolina Governors.” Everyday Artistry” through June 2009. “Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera.” Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh óMuseum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.
N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham ó Museum is science-technology center of lifelong learning for people of all ages. $10.85 adult; $8.85 seniors 65 plus and military personnel with ID; $7.85 children age 3-12; free for children age two and younger. Train rides additional $2.50 per person, ornithopher rides $1. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. ó Museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseumofws.org.
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