Halloween &fall events
Boogerwoods Haunted Trail 2009 ó Oct. 23, 24, 29, 30, 31. Proceeds donated toward cure for Cystic Fibrosis. www.boogerwoods.org. 704-855-7922.
Halloweenies Dress-up Dog Parade to benefit Faithful Friends ó 10:30 a.m., Oct. 24. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road. Entry/donation fee-$10 minimum. Prizes for best couple (owner and dog) purtiest, funniest, and best overall. Best overall winner will have a $100 donation made to Faithful Friends in their honor and get a $50 gift certificate. 704-639-0033. www.carolinalily.com.
Zoofari Fall festival ó 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25, First Baptist Church-First Ministry Center Gym, 223 N. Fulton St. Bring two cans of food per child for admission and ticket card. Trunk or treat, antique fire truck rides, inflatables, obstacle course, giant slide, games, prizes, chicken ‘n dumplins, hot dogs.
Carowinds’ new Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast ó Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. Paladium Amphitheater. “Scream-free” family option. www.carowinds.com.
Scarowinds ó 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 23, 25, 29, and 30; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Oct. 24 and 31. Although there are no specific age restrictions, SCarowinds is likely to frighten people and is only recommended for those over the age of 13. Those younger than 13 and people who prefer not to be scared would be better served by the Howl-O-Fest. www.carowinds.com.
Forbidden Forest ó Begins at dark Oct. 22-24 and 29-31. Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. $12. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 704-2243-2765. www.forbiddenforesthorrortrail.com.
Halloween and Crime Prevention program ó 6-9 p.m., Oct. 30. J.C. Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Music, K-9s, firetruck, food, candy. Under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Trunk or Treat at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church ó3-5 p.m. Oct. 24. For all ages. Includes games, hay ride, crafts, food. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. Fall carnival at Oakdale Baptist Church ó 2-4 p.m., Oct. 31. Music, games, food, prizes, 18-foot slide. 200 Charles St., Spencer.
Trunk-or-Treat hot dog fundraiser ó 5-7 p.m., Oct. 31. Mt Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove. 5th Annual Fall Festival at Trinity United Methodist Church ó 3-5:30 p.m., Oct. 25, 416 E. First St., Kannapolis. Game booths, relay games, inflated slide, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, Trunk or Treat, prize drawings. Children encouraged to wear costumes if they wish to enter a costume fashion show. Hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade. 704-933-1127.
The Big Top on Hill Top ó 6:30-10 p.m. Halloween night. 2725 Hill Top Drive, Spring Valley Development off Miller Road. Carnival/circus themed activities and frights, games, popcorn, candy. Contact Donnie or Joy Canup, 704-856-0697.
Haunted Gold Hill Ghost Tour ó 6-10 p.m., Oct. 31. Guided walking tour of historic sites and landmarks. Storytellers, hayride. Paranormal investigators on hand to answer questions. Visitors must check in and register as a group at the Russell-Rufty Shelter in the park between 6-9:30 p.m. Wear walking shoes, warm clothing, camera. $5 adults, $3 under 12. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-267-9439, 704-279-7897.
Boo at the Zoo at Tiger World ó 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Exotic animals, haunted house, games, prizes, giveaways, face painting trick or treating. Boo the tiger makes guest appearance. Spots limited, sign up to reserve space for children: 704-279-6363.
Candy Crawl, Downtown Concord ó 3-5 p.m., Oct. 30. Storyteller in front of the library at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights at the Carolina Renaissance Festival ó Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Children age 5-12 admitted free throughout day, treat bags provided. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze ó 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 1. 4431 Neck Road, off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. $10 ages 13 through adult; $7 ages 5-122; free age 4 and under. “Flashlight Mazes” 7-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 23, 30-$15 ages 13+, $10 ages 5-12. Bring your own flashlight. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.
Ghost Tales and Ghost Hunts at Latta Plantation ó Ghost tales: 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Oct. 23, 24, RSVP required, $12. Ghost hunts: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Oct. 30-31, RSVP required, $60. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312, ext. 301. www.lattaplantation.org.
Organ at Davidson presents “Hunchback of Notre Dame” ó Halloween tradition continues Oct. 30 with 7:30 and 11 p.m. showings of the 1923 classic horror film featuring Lon Chaney with spine-tingling organ improvisations by St. Alban’s Henry Lebedinsky. Sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, free with donations encouraged to continue the annual series. www.dcpc.org. 704-892-5641.
Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock ó 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31. Includes debut of Freaky Forest. www.tweetsie.com.
Clifford’s Howl-lo-ween Party ó 9-11 a.m., Oct. 31. Childrens Museum of Winston-Salem. Registration required. $10. www.childrensmuseumofws.org.
Carolina Renaissance Festival ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m..Oct. 10-Nov. 22. Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Discount tickets online at RenFestInfo.com.
Farmington Fall Expo, 1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville ó 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 24. Shopping, food, music, hayride. Benefits playground fund.
Lexington Barbecue Festival ó 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 24. Free admission. www.barbecuefestival.com.
Carriage Room First Annual October Fest ó Begins at noon, Oct. 24, in parking lot at 2141 Statesville Blvd. $5 includes food and entertainment-Cherokee 1-5 p.m.; Divided By Four 7-10 p.m. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing at 11 p.m. with proceeds benefitting American Cancer Society.
Fall 4 Christ Fest ó 3-7 p.m., Oct. 31. Rockwell Park. Games for kids, live music, door prizes, candy, food, hayride at 4 and 6 p.m. Free. Sponsored by The Rock Church, 795 Cannon St., Rockwell.
Lee Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre” ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Starring Craig Kolkebeck and Brian Romans. $10, seniors and students $8. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Weir” Catawba’s Blue Masque ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21-24, Florence Busby Corriher Theater on campus. $5 adults, $4 students and senior citizens. 704-637-4481.
“Smoke on the Mountain” Hot Flash Players ó Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6, 7. Nov. 1-lunch at 1:30, show at 2:30 p.m. $25 advance, $35 at door. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30. Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. 336-236-8007.
Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” ó Nov. 10-15, Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org. 704-372-1000.
Music and more
Carman ó 7 p.m., Oct. 24. Doors open 6 p.m.. Guaranteed seating pass $5. Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road. 704-855-1218.
Salisbury Symphony, “Chasing Light” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Featuring works by Haydn, Schwantner, Nielson, and a clarinet concerto by Persis Vehar. Adult $20; senior $17; student $6; children $4. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org.
Michael W. Smith, “A New Hallelujah” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Joel Theatre, Winston-Salem. 336-725-5635. www.ljvm.com.
Abbey Road Live! Celebrating the 40th anniversary ó Oct. 24, doors open 8 p.m., headliner 9:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Must have ID. Under 16 with parent only. $12 advance, $14 day of show. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.
AC/DC Black Ice World Tour óOct. 25, Greensboro Coliseum. www.aeglive.com.
Jewel ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, Knight Theater, Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Two Man Gentlemen Band ó 6:30 p.m., Oct. 28, dinner and show at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. David Lamanno opens. $15, by reservation only. 704-633-2787. email@example.com.
Willie Nelson ó 8 p.m., Oct. 30. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. www.ticketmaster.com. Rock-a-buy for Ty, featuring Caleb Davis Band ó 8 p.m., Oct. 30. The Fillmore, Charlotte. benefit for Ty Gardner, unborn baby in need of surgery for tumor. Also, raffle for guitar autographed by Nickelback. www.livenation.com.
John Rutter’s “Requiem” ó11 a.m., Nov. 1. First United Methodist Church firstArts presentation for Feast of All Saints, in sanctuary. Church’s chancel choir under direction of Matthew Michael Brown, with chamber orchestra. Featured soloist: Tami Petty from New York. 704-636-3121.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band “Band Classics with a Touch of Jazz” ó 4 p.m., Nov. 1. Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, A.L. Brown High School, 416 E. First St. Special guests: Rowan Big Band All Stars. Free. Please bring can of food for Cooperative Christian Ministries. 704-425-3508.
Rain: a Tribute to the Beatles ó Nov. 1, Belk Theater. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ó Nov. 3. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. www.ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000.
Styx and Reo Speedwagon with Night Ranger “Can’t Stop Rockin 2009” ó 7 p.m., Nov. 12. Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem. $31-$51. www.ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000.
Reduced Shakespeare Company: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” ó 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29; 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31; 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Tickets start at $24.50. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org. 704-372-1000.
Line dancing ó Mondays, Nov. 2 through Dec. 7. Beginners: 11 a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m.; Hi-Beginner: 7-8 p.m. City Park Recreation Center. 704-216-2708.
Beginning Watercolor ó Individual workshops, 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 18, $35 each. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. Must provide 15 x 18 piece of masonite or similar to tape the paper to, palette for mixing colors, assortment of brushes. Paper and paint are provided. To register, contact Cathy Matthews, 704-855-7952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Composite stone sculpture, No sculpting experience needed, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 17. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. $80-all materials provided. Bring bag lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. Reservations required for these classes. Call Cathy Matthews 704-855-7952 or email email@example.com.
Creative Writing ó 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. $50. For information, contact Diannia Baty, 704-209-6430.
“Creating Your Own Designer Christmas Packages and Table Top Trees” ó 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 24. Free. Piedmont Floral galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.
Vocal masterclass with Arlene Shrut ó 6:30-8:15 p.m., Oct. 22. Livingstone College. Free. 704-798-7085.
Shim Sham Workshop and practice dance ó 5-8 p.m., Oct. 24. All ages, $5 per person. Led by Diana Moghrabi at Salisbury Parks and Recreation City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive. 704-638-5295.
Introduction to the Art of Mosaic ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 7, Robert Crum Studio, 116 E. Council St. $150. Supplies, tools and light lunch included. For adult beginners. Payment must be received no later than one week in advance to reserve spot. 704-797-0364.
This & That
N.C State Fair, Raleigh ó Through Oct. 25. www.statefair.org.
Community Free Clinic 2009 Harvest Homes Tour, Concord ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24; 1-6 p.m. Oct. 25. Featured: home of Mike and Sherri Bradner, 3565 Trinity Church Drive. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 704-782-0650. www.CommunityFreeClinic.org.
Parade of Breeds horse exhibition ó Oct. 25, Chetola Farms, Monroe. www.carolinahorseandhound .com/POB. 704-563-2310.
Artist reception at Wooden Stone, 106 S. Main St. ó 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. Featured: “junk artist” John Morehead, painters David Rowland and Clyde Overcash, metal and jewelry artist John Bigelow, potter Brad Tucker, wood turning artist Johnny Butler. 704-212-5243. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sesame Street Live-“Elmo’s Green Thumb” ó Nov. 12-15 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. www.sesame streetlive.com.
An Evening With Garrison Keillor ó 7 p.m., Nov. 22. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 135 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $24.50. www.BlumenthalCenter.org. 704-372-1000.
Bill Kiser Memorial Moon Over the Mall star party ó 5-9 p.m., Oct. 24. Hosted by Astronomical Society of Rowan County at Carolina Mall, Concord. 704-855-1591.
Freedom United 2nd annual Car/Truck/Bike Show ó 11 a.m., Oct. 24. Freedom United Church of God, 1555 Hart Road, Woodleaf. Entry fee: $20. Registration sign-in time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Judging starts at 2 p.m. Trophy presentations: 3:30 p.m. Owner must be present to receive trophy. Food, children’s activities. No alcohol. 704-798-4348 or 704-278-4630.
Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. 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.
Cruising Downtown Concord ó 3:30-9 p.m. fourth Saturdays. North and Union Street. www.concorddowntown.com.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Tripp Edwards’ Trio, no cover; 9-11 p.m. Saturday: Donna Hughes, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. ó Open mic 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting 9:30 p.m. Performers of all types welcome-sign up as you arrive. Oct. 31: Halloween with The Brubakers. 704-637-6047. www.thebrickstreettavern.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.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó Oct. 23: deejay Steve Carter. Monday Night Football specials. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. Oct. 31: Halloween party with Divided By 4. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Oct. 24: Reverend H. Chronicles benefit concert to raise money for local cancer patients. 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.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Oct. 23: group discussion-pick a subject. 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. email@example.com.
Zodiac Club ó Oct. 23: Visions, fall festival, line dancing with Chuck and Joy. Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m., live band starts 8:30 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 704-752-8824 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Call for artists
Bluegrass musicians ó Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
2nd Annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Sale ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. 8×8 booths available, $45 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Call Jacqui, 704-633-5107.
Nutcracker chorus ó Amadeus Youth Chorus holding auditions for children’s chorus that will be a part of the upcoming Nutcracker ballet performance presented by Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Dance Theatre. Auditions in parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Church and Council Streets at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 29. Children auditioning must have unchanged voices and the ability to sing on pitch. Not required to be a member of Amadeus to audition. Performances 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Keppel Auditorium. Rehearsals 6:15-7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 19, and Thursdays at 5 p.m. during the month of November at St. Luke’s. Contact Sarah Hall, 704-637-7326 of sfhall@carolina .rr.com.
North Rowan Elementary Harvest Festival ó Arts and crafts exhibitors sought for Nov. 21 event. Booth space $30. 704-278-3782.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Works by Frank Selby and Jenn Gardner Selby. 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.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. ó Kenneth Koskela oil and ink works on display through Nov. 14. 704-647-0340.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Exhibit by Rail Walk artists. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and whenever the “open” flag is out. 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 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and during special events. 704-633-ARTS. www.salisburyartists.org.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó Exhibit of paintings by Statesville artist Amy Queen. 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Artoberfest 2009, through Oct. 29. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.
Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó Exhibit of pastels and collages of Betty Powell, on exhibit through Oct. 30. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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. email@example.com.
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.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art.” “The Art of Affluence: Haute Coutre and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through spring 2010; Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 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 “American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: the Bresler Collection.” Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, free hours Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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.
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Train rides Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 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 “V for Victory: Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue,” displaying WWII items. 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 Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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 Open 1- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó Museum open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.
China Grove Roller Mill Museum óGuided 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 1800s gold mining boom town. Village merchants and interpreters dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
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.
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.
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 Civil War 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 Museum open 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.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 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.
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.