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Roundabout: Your guide to what’s happening

Classes
Free swing dance class with Diana Moghrabi and friends ó 7 p.m. tonight, in the Looking Glass Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. Sponsored by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society as part of the March Hare Music Festival. www.salisburyartists.org/marchhare.

“Hands-On Shakespeare teacher classes ó Workshops in High Point April 25, July 25, Oct. 24. Sponsored by the NC Shakespeare Festival. www.ncshakes.org.

Water Color Workshop ó 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, six weeks, beginning March 19, for ages 14 up. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Taught by Frank Saunders. $75 member, $90 nonmember. 704-636-1882.

Free Belly Dance class ó Free introductory class 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 16, taught by Kalima at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. New regular weekly sessions of classes begin March 23. kalimatribal@carolina.rr.com.

Introduction to Flamenco for Belly Dancers ó March 26. Two-hour workshop. Looking Glass Artist Collective. 405 N. Lee St. $10. To register, contact kalimatribal@carolina.rr.com.

The Incredible Mind Power of a Gratitude Attitude ó 7-9 p.m., March 20. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. Taught by he Rev. Lady Diannia Baty. $15 per person, or $8 if you bring others. To register call 704-209-6430.

Music and more

Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert ó Features Sara Grey and Keiron Means on tour from Scotland. 7:30 p.m., March 13. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. 704-563-7080. www.folksociety.org.

Piedmont Invitational Children’s Chorus Festival final concert ó 5 p.m., March 14. Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem. Free. CCCCSing@aol.com.

Charlotte Symphony, “Let’s Spend the Night Together: a Tribute to the Rolling Stones ó 8 p.m., March 14. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. 704-972-2000. www.charlottesymphony.org.

Irish rock band Black 47 ó 7 p.m., March 14. Pavilion at EpiCentre, Charlotte. www.pavilionatepicentre.com.

World record for longest continuous concert ó March 19-28, Signal Hill Mall, Statesville. statesvilleprogress@gmail.com.

Laura Reed and Deep Pocket ó 9 p.m., March 20. Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte. Free show. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Salisbury Symphony ó 7:30 p.m., March 21. Featuring pianist Louis Goldstein with Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org.

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society “In Our Time” masterworks celebration ó 3 p.m., March 22. Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church. Free. www.SRChoral Society.com.

John Prine ó 8 p.m., March 27. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $39.50-$49.50. www.ticketmaster.com.

Dave Matthews Band with The Avett Brothers ó 7 p.m., April 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte. $38-$68. 704-549-5555. http://tickets.livenation.com.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ó 7:30 p.m., May 2. Greensboro Coliseum. $65-$95. www.ticketmaster.com. 1-800-745-3000.

Theater

“Death of a Salesman” Theatre Charlotte ó 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, March 12-15 and 18-22. 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Old Courthouse Theatre “Benedictions” ó 8 p.m. March 19-21, 26-28; 2:30 p.m. March 22 and 29. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. $10. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthouse theater.org.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” ó 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 20 and 21. Booth Playhouse, 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte. Presented by Northwest School of the Arts. www.carolinatix.org. 704-372-1000.

“Far Away” Catawba Theatre ó 6:55 p.m. March 24 and 25; 7:30 p.m. March 26-28. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. 704-637-4481.

“High School Musical 2” Lexington Youth Theatre ó 7 p.m. March 26-29; 3 p.m. MArch 28; 2 p.m. March 29. Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington. Admission $8 plus can of food for local charity. www.lexingtonyouth theatreinc.com.

Rogers’ and Hammersteins’ “Cinderella” North Rowan High School ó 7 p.m., March 27 and 28. $5 adults, $3 students. 704-636-4420.

Festivals

March Hare Music Festival ó March 12-14. Presented by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society at Looking Glass Artist Collective. Music by Pokey LaFarge, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, David Lamanno, Trombone workshop performance, art exhibit, concessions, and more. Battle of the Bands finals March 14. www.salisburyartists.org/marchhare.

Luck of the Irish Sale ó8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 16. JF Hurley YMCA.Vendors, crafters, potato soup $4. Proceeds go to relay for Life. 704-636-0111.
Dry Night ó 6 p.m.-1 a.m., March 20. Pfeiffer University Merner Gym. Substance-free event, benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. Video game tournaments, pie eating contests, dodge ball, Mr. Pfeiffer University pageant, food. $5 advance, $7 night of event. 704-463-3221.

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival ó March 27-28. Hickory Convention Center. www.chathamartistsguild.org.

Merlefest ó April 23-26, Wilkesboro. Early bird price through April 3. www.merlefest.org.

Dance

“Burn the Floor”ó March 24-29, Belk Theater, Blumenthal performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Tickets start at $20. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Comedy

Larry the Cable Guy ó 7:30 p.m., March 15. Cabarrus Arena. $44.75. 704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.

Cheech and Chong ó 8 p.m., April 2. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $39.50-$59.50. www.ticketmaster.com.

Rodney Carrington ó 7 p.m., April 4. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $44.75. www.ticketmaster.com. 800-345-3000.

Speakers and forums

Catawba College Community Forum-“Meet Your Neighbor” ó 7:30 p.m., March 17. Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner School of Business. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection of the S-R Human Relations Council. Moderated by Chris Verner of the Salisbury Post. Panel members: Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin, Temple Israel; Dr. Bryant Norman, African American dentist; Elia Gegorek, Hispanic business woman; Dr. Samuel Dansokho, professor at Hood Seminary, native of Senegal; Dr. Yen-Wan Hung, professor at Livingstone, native of China; Todd Adrian, president of PFLAG, and a representative of the Muslim community, TBA.

This & That

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.

“Kickflip Kontest” for skateboarders ó 6-7 p.m. March 13 in front of SkateCity Skate Shop , 211 S. Main St. $5 entry fee. Deadline to register: 6 p.m. day of event. 704-637-5877. www.skatecitync.com.

Uwharrie Bottle Club 2nd annual Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale ó 8 a.m.-3 p.m., March 14. Badin Fire Department. Free.

“The Planets” Horizons Unlimited, Woodson Planetarium ó 5 p.m., March 21. A 40-minute tour of the solar system, narrated by Kate Mulgrew. Also, live sky segment-“Skies Over Salisbury.” $3 adults, $2 students 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter in back, accessible from Lilly Avenue. 704-639-3004.

Globetrotters “Spinning the Globe” World Tour ó 7:30 p.m., March 21. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem. Tickets start at $16. www.ticketmaster.com.

2009 Charlotte Quilt Show-“Charlotte in Wonderland” ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20 and 21; noon-4 p.m. March 22. The Fletcher School, 8500 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-564-1316. CltQuiltShow2009@carolina.rr.com.

Salisbury BBQ Festival-call for entries ó Event is May 1. BBQFest09@yahoo.com. www.SCAFestival.com.

Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.

Night life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Gigi Dover &the Big Love (www.gigidover.net) no cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Acoustic Citizens (www.myspace.com/theacousticcitizens), no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.

E.H. Montgomery General Store ó 7 p.m. Fridays: Community Night with bluegrass jam, Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.

Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 8-10 p.m., first and second Fridays: Jazz with Rebecca Stinson and Joe Ponds. 704-636-0160.

Grove Inn, 1560 Hwy 29 South, China Grove óMonday: $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; Saturday: deejay dance /hilarious game contests or live band; Sunday: football/NASCAR party. 704-855-9901.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Saturday: Teesha Cole. 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: ping pong tournament; Tuesday: free line dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday: pool tournament starts 7:30 p.m., karaoke with Cherokee. Saturday live bands. 704-636-2583.

Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. ó March Hare Music festival. Admission: $8 per night at the door, $6 in advance. Tonight: Holy Ghost Tent Revival; Friday: Pokey LaFarge; Saturday: Battle of the Bands. 704-960-6594.

Mimosa Restaurant, 117 N. Main St. ó 6-9 p.m. Sunday: live music with Don Berg, no cover, food and wine specials. 704-856-1200.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó Saturday: St. Patty’s Day with Pipapelli704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.
CHARLOTTEThe
Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ó 10:30 p.m., March 12: Keri Noble. $10. 1-800-594-TIXX. www.theeveningmuse.com.

Singles

Piedmont Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. March 13: Nancy Reed will present a program on paper making. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.

Highlighters Dance Club ó First and third Fridays. 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. ssendecki@aol.com.

Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 20, St. Patrick’s Day dance. George Ks, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive (corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay playing 70’s/80’s, beach music, top 40. Cash bar, door prizes. Dress to impress. Ladies choice dances, $12. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. peggy15311@bellsouth.net.

Zodiac Club ó Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m. Open to mature singles over 40. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code-upscale casual. Smoke-free. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. Call 704-661-2437 or contact taylorbt@msn.com. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.

Call for artists
Lake Norman Art League spring exhibit ó Artists of all media invited to submit. Exhibit on display April 1-May 1. Hand deliver work to LKN Gallery March 27 or 28 Details: www.LKNart.org.

Spring Festival at Rocky River Vineyards, Midland ó Artist vendors sought for festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., April 25. Booth fee $75 for single artists, $100 for two in one booth. Details: www.rockyrivervineyards.com. 704-781-5035.

Multicultural Festival, Lexington ó Artisans and demonstrators sought for festival taking place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 in Finch Park. 336-248-3960 ext. 3237. tammy@lexingtonnc.net.

6th annual Art on Easy Street ó Rowan Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. Application and rules online at www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, rac@rowanarts.org.

Call for scripts: 10-minute play contest ó Deadline March 15 for “Six in the City.” Play must be set in the city and be easy to stage. Two stapled copies must be submitted to Jennifer Hubbard, 2301 E. 5th St, Charlotte. No email entries. Limit four scripts. Must not have been previously staged. Enclose one cover sheet per playwright with contact information, title, one-sentence synopsis. Playwright’s name must not appear on the script. Performace is June 3-6. Contact leestreettheatre@live.com

Seeking vendors

Multicultural Festival, Lexington ó Vendors sought for festival taking place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 in Finch Park. 336-248-3960 ext. 3237. tammy@lexingtonnc.net.

6th annual Art on Easy Street ó Rowan Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. Application and rules online at www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, rac@rowanarts.org.

Art

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó 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 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 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.
Creator’s Gallery at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. ó Exhibit of art by Tomie and Buddy Troxler. Gallery open Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. and by appointment. 704-633-4333.

Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó Featuring Don Moore’s “Endangered Species” exhibit. 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.

Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó Nineteen paintings and three ink wash drawings by Robert Brown are featured in “Structurally Sound: Foundations in Architecture,” an exhibition of architecturally-inspired artwork by 10 artists on display through March 26. Three gallery talks will be held in conjunction with the show: 7 p.m. March 12, architect Charles Furman McLarty to speak. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 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 Max Tharpe photography. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredellmuseums.org.
Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó “Personal Spaces” exhibit. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160. joshua.cross@pfeiffer.edu.
Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington ó 5-7 p.m. Student art exhibit. 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 “Inspirations” 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 “The Craven Family of North Carolina Potters” through March 22; “Women in American Ceramics, 1875-1945” through March 22; “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 “From the Melting Pot into the Fire; Contemporary Ceramics in Israel” through June 7; “The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf” through May 17. 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 “American Impressions: Selections from the National Academy Museum.” “Chuck Close: the Keith Series” through May 31. 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.
Parks
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

Museums
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 Exhibit: “Early Rowan African-American Churches.” 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 season. 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 season. 704-633-5946.

Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó 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.

Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó 19th Century Living History Interpretations and educational tours weekends April-October and weekdays by appointment. Interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800’s gold mining boom town. Villagemerchants and interpretors dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.

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 “Circus!” 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 info@schielemuseum.org.

Old Salem, Winston-Salem ó 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 ó “Knights of the Black Flag” includes artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge.” “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 ó Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham ó March 14: Reptile and Amphibian Day. 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.
 

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