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Pro wrestling “Evolution Eight” — Doors: 6:30 p.m., bell: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, top eight wrestlers of the area compete for Evo Heavyweight Championship. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater. Advance tickets $8 through Jan. 21 www.prowrestlingevo.com/evo8/or box office, 405 N. Lee St.
“Thomas & Friends Live Onstage” — Jan. 22-23, Thomas the Tank Engine and friends at Bojangles Colisuem, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., tickets begin at $17, www.tickmaster.com, www.bojanglescoliseum.com.
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society spring concert rehearsals — beginning 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, for all interested singers 16 years and older, 901 S. Church St., www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society.
“Plato Not Prozac” — 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 and 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27: Dr. Jim Spiceland leads discussion of “Plato Not Prozac” by Lou Marinoff. Purchase books at Literary Book Post, 110 S. Main St., discussions held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. (lower level Haven Lutheran Church), no cost to attend, pre-registration requested, 704-647-0999, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Band Dance with The Salisbury Swing Band at JF Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Jan. 29, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Night life The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. —9:30-11:30 p.m., Jan. 21: “An Evening with Michael Reno Harrell.” 9 p.m.-midnight, Jan. 22: Jazz guitarist John Sharp. No cover either night. www.theblue vine.com. 704-797-0093.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. — Jan. 21: S&M Project, no cover. Tuesdays: open mic, performers of all types welcome, sign up as you arrive; 8 p.m. Wednesdays: team trivia; 9:30 p.m. Thursdays: plugged open mic night. www.thebrickstreettavern. com, 704-637-6047.
Chicken and Oyster Shack, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Bike Night every Wednesday and araoke every Saturday Night, 704-431-4444.
Cripple Creek, 17665 Stokes Ferry Road, New London — Fridays, deejay 9 p.m-2 a.m. Open Saturdays 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 704-279-4250.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Jan. 21: Deejay Butch Metcalf; Jan. 22: Deejay Ervin Ellington. Memberships available. open Wed.-Sat. www.theboatandskiclub.com. 704-633-0251.
Philip’s Steak and Pasta House, 1504 Jake Alexander Blvd W. — Wednesdays: Karaoke with Tommy Bishop, Saturdays with Cherokee. 704-637-8844.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — Tonight, Jan. 20: Paul Stephenson. Karaoke every Friday and Saturday. 704-642-0050.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Have Mercy Blues Band, LifeGiver, Christian poet Tia Glass. 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.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 6-8 p.m. Fridays: bluegrass jams. Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
Music & more
“Carolina Gator Gumbo” at theDavis Theater — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, Cajun and Creole band plays the music of southwest Louisiana, $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts council.org/davis-theatre.
Monthly Bluegrass concert and jam — 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, featuring Wood & Steel, free, $5 donation suggested. Also bring instrument for jam sessions 3-6 p.m., guitar/mandolin workshops 3:30-4:30 (fee charged). Greensboro Cultural Center, Band Rehearsal Hall, bottom floor, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro.
An Evening with Loretta Lynn — Feb. 26, Ovens Auditorium, “An Evening with Loretta Lynn” 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte,704-372-3600.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — Feb. 26, 2011, Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets begin at $39.50, 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Piedmont Players Theatre’s “Three Musketeers” — 7:30 p.m., Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 2-5; 2:30 p.m., Jan. 30. A comical musical. $12 adult, $10 student/senior, box office opens Jan. 24. comical musical. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers. com.
“Billy Elliot the Musical” at Ovens — Through Jan. 30, tickets begin at $32, Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, ww.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series “Mrs. Murphy’s Porch” — 4 p.m., Jan. 23, free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main stage, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s “Divorce Southern Style” — 8 p.m., Feb. 3-5, 11-12, 18-19; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20, tickets $15/$12/$10, 49 Spring St,. SW, Concord, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. 704-788-2405.
Davidson Community Players Youth Theater’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” — Jan. 21-23, all tickets $7, Cunningham Fine Arts Center at Davidson College, 704-892-7953, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Queen City Theatre Company “Southern Baptist Sissies” — Jan. 20-Feb. 5. Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Tickets begin at $16, 704-372-1000, or www.carolinatix.org.
“Blue” at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Through Jan. 30, dramedy about relationships, tickets $20, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.com.
“A Night of Jazz and Swing” — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, tickets $15. Featuring the Brubakers, Salisbury Swing Band, Lonnie Carpenter. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-798-2821, Lonniec923@yahoo.com.
“Off Your Rocker” rock-a-thon — 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 12: Cabarrus County Senior Center fundraiser, sponsor a rocking chair or enter a Rock-A-Teer team. 12-hour event, silent auction, live auction, car show, dinner dance featuring the Fantastic Shakers. General admission (no dinner dance) $7 adults, $4 children 5-12, free children younger than 5. Dinner dance and all events $30 individual, $50 couple. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 704-920-3484.
Design demonstrations — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29: “Winter and Succulent Designs,” free; Noon-1 p.m.: “Valentine and Greenery Designs,” free, Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739. www.piedmontfloralgalleries.com.
Piedmont Players’ Youth Audition Workshops — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 22: How to Audition for a Play: 6th-8th graders. $40, bring a lunch.[0xa0]704-633-5471 to sign up, spaces limited. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Classes at the Y — • “What to do with all those Christmas cards?” Learn to make cards Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. beginning Jan. 20, $10 includes supplies for 6 cards. • Learn to make” Gift Boxes” out of your cards, 10 a.m., Feb. 2, no cost, bring your own cards, scissors, pencil, glue, tape. • “Introducing Scrapbooking,” 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays, $ 10 includes supplies for 2 pages.
Memoir-writing workshop — 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, “Roses of Winter,” led by writer-in residence Jenny Hubbard; limited spaces, reservations 704-647-0999 or email@example.com, $10 mailed in advance to Center for Faith & the Arts, PO Box 4098, Salisbury, NC 28145-4098. Workshop held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level Haven Lutheran Church.
Music classes enrolling — Catawba College Community Music Program spring classes begin week of Jan. 24. • Group Guitar for young beginners (Level I): 3:30 p.m Mondays; Level II at 4:30 p.m. •Group Piano for young beginners: 4 p.m. Thursdays; adult beginners (ages 14 and above) at 5 p.m. • Group Suzuki Violin for young beginners: 4 p.m. Thursdays. • Intro to Music Recording: 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays • Group Flute: 4 p.m. Fridays. • Family Music (birth-age 5): 2:30 p.m Tuesdays or 6 p.m. Thursdays. • Youth Chorale 7 p.m Thursdays; Children’s Chorale at 4 p.m. Thursdays. • Broadway singing lessons: 4:10 p.m. Thursdays; Pre-teen voice class: 5 p.m Thursdays. www.catawba.edu/ communitymusic, 704-881-1565.
Classes at LGAC — • Valentine Card Stamping: 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 22, Glenda Trexler, free, stamping supplies for sale, reservations www.stampwithGlenda.com. • Beginner Oil Painting Series: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, $150,[0xa0] 1-336-596-2485, re-register/prepay[0xa0]by Jan. 21, Norma Owen Oil Painting, 405 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144. • Beginner Watercolor: 1-3 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 21, $180, materials provided except brushes and thin board for attaching paper, 704-855-7952, pre-register/prepay[0xa0]by Jan. 21, Cathy Matthews Watercolor Series, 405 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144.[0xa0] • Tangle Art: 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 29, Ann Cooper,[0xa0]$25 includes all materials and framing, salisburyartists@gmail. com by Jan. 28.[0xa0]• Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., www.salisburyartists.com.[0xa0]• Grapevine Wreath: noon-2 p.m., Feb. 12, Cathy Matthews, wreath out of locally grown grapevines, decorated[0xa0]to acheive organic look, materials provided, $25, 704-855-7952, salisburyartists@ gmail.com to make reservations by Feb. 9.[0xa0]
Homeschool art classes — Randolph Arts Guild offers • Elementary art class, ages 7-11, 4-6 p.m. first and second Thursdays Feb. 3-May, all materials provided, $30 for two classes/month, register by Jan. 20. • Middle school class, ages 11-15, 4-6 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays Feb. 17-May, all materials provided, $30 for two classes/month, register by Feb. 3. Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, 336-629-0399, www.randolphartsguild.com.
Clogging classes — Thursdays, Jan. 20-Feb 24, beginners 7 p.m., continuing dancers 8 p.m. Steps, lines, circles taught to bluegrass and country western. $72, no partner required. Call 704-892-9978 or register in class. Mooresville ARP Church, 659 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville.
Absolute beginner line dance — Tuesdays, no experience necessary, $12/month, teacher Cheryl Kluttz, Rufty Holmes Senior Center, Martin Luther King Ave., 704-633-3484.
Piedmont Singles — Jan. 21: Dirty Santa, bring $5 gift to exchange. Fridays 7:15 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Covered dish. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Solitaire Valentine’s breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 14, Rufty-Holmes annual Valentine gathering for local older ladies who are widowed or otherwise single on Valentine’s Day. Free; pre-register by calling 704-216-7715. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 120 S. MLK Jr. Ave.
Highlighters Dance Club — First and third Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., always a live band. Free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over; former members who remarry are welcome. Dress code. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served 8 p.m. Free soft drinks. $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. 704-948-3873, 704-504-3135, ssendecki@aol. com.
Free film at Davis Theatre, Concord — 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, animated film “Sita Sings the Blues,” Thursday, Jan. 20, Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., downtown Concord.Not rated by Motion Picture Association of America,Cabarrus Arts Council encourages viewers to research the film at www.sitasingstheblues. com to determine whether it is appropriate for their family. 704-920-2787, www. CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Davidson Community Players’ auditions for “Ragtime” — Sunday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. for children ages 8-13; Sunday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. for ages 15 and above. Prepare 16 memorized bars showing vocal range. Accompanist provided, a capella singing not recommended. Davidson Community Players’ Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Courthouse Theatre auditions “Honk” — Feb 7: Children 6:30 p.m., no need to prepare a song, children will be taught a song from the show to perform for the audition, also cold reading from script. Adults: 7:30 -9 p.m., prepare Broadway style song which shows range, also cold reading from script. Feb 8: All, 7-9 p.m. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre. org.
Call for musicians
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band open enrollment — through Feb. 3 for new members for spring season. Rehearsals Thursdays 7 p.m., Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2299 N. Main St., Kannapolis. Instruments needed: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Other requirements: ability to read music, attend rehearsals. 704-425-3508, 704-932-9438.
Call for artists
Art about women — Hickory Full Circle Arts’ juried art exhibition open to all visual artists over 16. For prospectus, email@example.com or SASE to Full Circle Arts P.O. Box 3905 Hickory NC 28603. Registration $35, up to three pieces of artwork per artist, prize monies for first, second, third. Intake: Jan. 20-22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Full Circle Arts, 266 First Ave. NW. Opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3. Show on display through March 5.
North Carolina Symphony design contest — to find new family-friendly mascot for NCS Kids Events. Submit entries by Feb. 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Contest rules and eligibility at www.ncsymphony.org/mascot.
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Speakers and forums
Catawba College Community Forum — 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25: senior professor of Political Science Dr. Sanford Silverburg on “The World in Flux,” free. Tom Smith Auditorium, Ralph W. Ketner Hall, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St.,704-637-4393.
“Rowan’s Pirates Baseball Team” by Joel Smeltzer rescheduled — 7 p.m., May 10, program about the old Rowan baseball. Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q and A. Free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@carolina. rr.com.
Home and garden
The Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m., Jan. 24, Trinity United Methodist Church, Kannapolis. Local authors and Master Gardeners Joyce and Jim Lavene speak on their use of native plants in their writing. Open to anyone interested in gardening, 704-933-1127.
7th Annual Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show — Jan. 28-30, home improvement experts, latest trends for home and outdoor living spaces, 10,000 sq. ft. of landscapes, water features, exhibits. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, north of Charlotte off Hwy 49 in Concord, www.cabarrusarena.com.
Hurley Park landscaping lecture rescheduled — 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5: “Landscaping with North Carolina Native Plants,” slide lecture by Katherine Schlosser, information on diversity of plants native to NC, where to place them in the garden, reliable sources for native plants. Salisbury/Rowan Utilities Building, 1 Water St., 704-638-4459 or email email@example.com.
Waterworks artists EXPO 2011 — April 7-9, three-day juried art show to promote and encourage relationships between artists and collectors, enhance the presence of art in our community, and enrich the community’s experience in the arts. www.waterworks.org, 704-636-1882.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Featuring acrylic paintings, pastels by Walter Stanford, textile art/embroidery by Elizabeth Leal, acrylic paintings by Cindy Taplin, terra cotta, red earthenware clay by Beth Tarkington, fused glass sculpture by Syed Ahmad, acrylic paintings by C.J. Calvin, wood turnings by Barry Russell, ceramics by Jenny Lou Sherburne, oil paintings by Jane Woodward. Stanback Sensory Garden: Sculptures by Don Green. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday/ Thursdays until 7 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Guided tours for groups call 704-636-1882. Admission free, donations appreciated. www.waterworks. org.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Group Show featuring Rail Walk studio artists. New winter hours: Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery. com.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — 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. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Reynolda House is closed to the public in January and will re-open Feb. 1. Premier American art museum with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection; house, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping, walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org.
Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Bobcat Arena — Depart 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 30 from the YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., for 11 a.m. performance. Ticket, transportation, VIP section: $60. 704-636-0111.
Cape Fear 14th annual model railroad show and sale — Jan. 29-30, 702 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington. N scale, Lionel, G scale and HO scale modular layouts, free clinics, door prizes, raffles. $5 adults, $3 children 6-12. 910-270-2696 or www.CapeFearModelRailroadSociety.org.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Just off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury.Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill — Historic tours available by appointment. Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.
Gold Hill Rail Trail — Hiking, biking trail begins at NW entrance to Gold Hill Mines Historic Park at Miner’s Field, continues into Cabarrus County. 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — Trail walks, overlooks, see 120 miles in most directions, blacksmith shop display, Saturday-Sunday shuttle service, 704-216-7803.
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — 1 p.m., Jan. 29: “The Wreck of the Old 97,” historian Larry Aaron tells of the Wreck of the Old 97, piecing together the events that led the locomotive to plummet off a forty-five foot trestle into the ravine below, Bob Julian Roundhouse, book signing follows.Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Train rides Saturday 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. — Feb. 8: Reginald Brown on African-American Heritage Trail. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, museum members free. 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.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, museum members free. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — For special tours call 704-279-4979. Museum open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services who gave all, with the goal of teaching all generations the true price of freedom. Intersection of Weaver, Patterson Roads. www.priceoffreedom.us, 704-857-7474.
China Grove Roller Mill Museum —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 — 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. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439. www.HistoricGoldHill. com.
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays, admission free. Part of Division of State Historic Sites, Office of Archives and History,704-721-4653, reed@ncdcr. gov.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 22: Open hearth cooking workshop, learn the basics of open-hearth cooking and work with period recipes. Participants will prepare a meal over the fire and enjoy it together. Pre-registration is required, $30 per person. Contact Blair Elder at 704-875-2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815, excellent example backcountry NC federal period architecture. Originally part of 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.historicrose dale.
Discovery Place, Charlotte — “The Alps,”a man’s mountain expedition to climb the storied North Face of the Eiger, at IMAX Dome Theatre. “World Alive” and “Fantastic Frogs.” Museum hours: 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.
Discovery Place KIDS: Huntersville — Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., Sunday, closed Monday. Admission $8 for adults and children age one and older, children younger than age one and Members are free. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. discoveryplaceKIDS. org, 704-372-6261.Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — $6 ages 2 and older; younger than 2 and members are free. Parking is free. Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday noon–5 p.m.; closed Monday.
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — Special exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell,” on view through Jan. 30, 2011. Featuring 40 original works of art and a complete set of 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. General admission $15, students, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more $12. Children 7-12 $7.50, children six and under free. www.ncartmuseum.org/rockwell.
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — “Discover the Real George Washington,” 100+ original objects associated with Washington, including the only surviving complete set of his famous dentures, through Jan. 21. 919-807-7900 or ncmuseumofhistory.org.
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — $10.85 adult; $8.85 seniors 65 plus and military personnel with ID; $7.85 children age 3-12; free for children[0xa0]age two and younger. Train rides additional $2.50 per person, ornithopter rides $1. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 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.