Roundabout: What's happening
Piedmont Players Theatre presents “The Farnsworth Invention” — 7:30 p.m. Through June 11; $12 adult, $10 student/ senior. It’s 1929 ,and two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers. com.
Queen City Theatre Company presents Jonathan Coarsey in “Chess – The Musical” — 8 p.m., through June 11, Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte, tickets start at $24, www.carolinatix.org, 704-372-1000, www.queencitytheatre.com.
Davidson Community Players present ‘Ragtime’ — June 16-26, $22, Davidson Community Players’ Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Matthews Playhouse presents “The Sound Of Music” — June10-26, adult tickets $17, Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews, 704-846-8343, www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents “Comedy of Errors” — June 16-26: Summer Youth Production, directed by Andy Rassler. Tickets $15/$12/$10, call 704-788-2405 to reserve a seat. 49 Spring Street NW, NC, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Carolina Actors Studio Theater presents “Neon Psalms” — June 16-July 16, Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances 8 p.m. New address: NODA@28 St., 2424 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC 28205. Reservations www.NCCAST.com, 704-455-8542.
Music & more
Tiempo Libre at Stage Door Theater — 7:30 p.m., June 10-11, $20 in advance; $25 DOS, standing-room concert with limited general admission seating. www.CarolinaTix.org, 704-372-1000. Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte.
Triad Pride men’s chorus — Triad Pride men’s chorus spring concert, “Location, Location, Location,” Greensboro: 8 p.m., Saturday, June 11, Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Drive. Winston-Salem: 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, UNC School of the Arts’ Watson Hall, 1533 S. Main St. $15 in advance, $20 DOS, www.triadpridemenschorus.org, 336-589-6267.
JD Souther with Jill Andrews at the McGlohon — 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 13, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s McGlohon Theatre, tickets start at $22. 345 N. College St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000 or ww.carolinatix.org.
Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m., Third Thursday, June 16: live music with Too Much Sylvia on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Free, www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards’ “Wine Down Friday” — 5:30-8:30, Friday, June 10: Music with dinner on the patio overlooking lake and vineyard, live entertainment by Eden’s Gate, $15 per/person includes dinner, dessert, entertainment. RSVP 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, morganridgevineyards.com.
Rocky River Vineyards Summer Concert Series Under the Pavilion— 7-10 p.m., June 10: Exit 54 Band, classic rock, country, beach. $20 admission includes glass of wine and refreshments. RSVP 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com.
David Mayfield Parade atThe Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 10:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, $12, 704-372-1000. http://thedavidmayfieldparade.com, www.theeveningmuse.com.
Piedmont Choral Society’s 8th annual Patriotic Benefit Concert — 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26: A concert consisting entirely of patriotic music. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-699-6053.
The Wiggles! come to Charlotte — 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13: Anthony, Sam, Murray and Jeff at Time Warner Cable Arena, tickets start at $17.50, www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.
Die Roten Punkte in Charlotte — Change of dates: July 28-30 at Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. All tickets $34.50, on sale now at BlumenthalArts.org, 704-372-1000.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters at the Blumenthal — July 16, tickets start at $34.50, Belk Theater at Blumenthal PerformingArts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000 or ww.carolinatix.org.
Rascal Flatts at Verizon Amphitheatre — Friday, July 29, with Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m., April 30 at LiveNation.com, The Hardee’s Thickburger Box Offices at the venues, Ticketmaster or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
“Charlotte Squawks” at the Booth Playhouse — June 10-25: Broadway meets Saturday Night Live meets Charlotte, with “7-Year Bit©#,” its latest edition. Area actors, singers, dancers parody pop culture, politics, sports and the Queen City. Tickets start at $29.50. 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.
Martin Lawrence at Time Warner Cable Arena — Aug. 18, tickets go on sale June 10 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com, timewarnercablearena.com, the Life Lock Box Office at Time Warner Cable Arena, Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ fifth Art in Bloom — June 16-19: gallery exhibit of fine floral design. Preview party 6 p.m., June 16 offers first glimpse of designs and opportunity to meet designers, includes buffet, beverage bar, flower-infused desserts, live violin music. Tickets $30 with reservations recommended. On the three days after the Party, admission to the Art in Bloom exhibit is $5. Art in Bloom is a fundraiser for the non-profit Black Mountain Center for the Arts. 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, 828-669-0930. www.BlackMountainArts.org.
17th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition ��� Saturday, June 18, Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, Va., with the Boxcars, George Hamilton IV, April Verch Band, Eddie Pennington, Harris Brothers, Bobby Ingano, Wayne Henderson and Friends, children’s events, rain or shine, free parking. $10, children 12 and younger free. www.waynehenderson.org.
This & That
Salisbury Summer Ghost Walks — 7, 7:30, 8:30 p.m., Fridays, June 10 and 24, adults $10, students $5, reservations/ information: boo@salisburyghostwalk or 704-642-1734.
Summer reading program at Rowan Public Library — Weekly programs June 13-July 28, themed “One World, Many Stories.” Pre-registration at all library locations for children age 12 months to rising fifth-graders. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org, 704-216-8234.
Jenny Hubbard at Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21: “Pinocchio’s Sister” author will be at the Literary Bookpost for reception and book signing of her novel “Paper Covers Rock.” www.literarybookpost.com, 704 630-9788, 110 S. Main St.
‘Shop & Sip’ in Historic Downtown Salisbury — 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 10: Free iced teas downtown, live music by Hating Jesse at Salisbury School of Music, gospel by Adam Broyles at Southern Spirit Gallery, live jazz saxophone by Tonya Maynard at A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin,’ free chair massage at Fine Frame Gallery, meet author Jay Nodine at Literary Bookpost, Clyde O. creates “porch paintings” in front of Fine Frame Gallery. For kids, music sing-along at Just The Thing, free critter cookies at Cinderella’s Closet, free candy at Penny Pinchers, free horsey rides on Champion at Critters. Downtown Salisbury, Inc., 704-637-7814, www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com.
Open mike night — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25: Looking Glass Artist Collective hosts open mike night in their black box theater; all musicians invited to bring their instruments along with microphones if desired; photographer/musician David Lamanno will perform.No cover charge, beverages available.
Concord Library teen summer reading program — 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 14: Teen movie in the auditorium, free admission, popcorn provided. Register during normal operating hours. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N., 704-920-2054.
Faith 4th parade entry deadline approaches— Deadline for entries Friday, June 17. Faith 4th parade is at 10 a.m., Monday, July 4: entry fee $25 (exemptions include Legion, Legion Auxiliary Post, Veteran organizations, military organizations. No late entries accpeted. Contact 704-279-2256.
Catawba’s Community Music program summer camps — Four-day camps and private lessons available, contact Erin Harper firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-881-1565 for details, register at catawba.edu/communitymusic.
Blumenthal Performing Arts 7th annual Tony Awards viewing party — Sunday, June 12, doors open at 7 p.m., broadcast at 8 p.m., free admission: watch the live broadcast of the 65th annual Tony Awards[0xae] on a 10×14-foot screen, during commercial breaks, chances to win tickets to a Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series show. McGlohon Theatre in Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Blumenthal Arts.org.
“Heart of the Artist” weekly discussions — 7 p.m. Tuesdays through June 21; written by Rory Nolan for artists by an artist, sponsored by Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Kannapolis, at Oak Tree Coffee Co. coffeehouse, Cannon Village.Contact Vic Daniel email@example.com, 980-621-1256 www.thepark.cc.
Night Train band gives benefit concert — 6-10 p.m., Saturday, June 18, on the Zachary House grounds Cooleemee; admission $5, children under twelve free. Bring your lawn chairs, food concessions available. Proceeds go to Cooleemee Historical Association’s Mill House Museum renovations. 336-284-6040, www.nighttrainband.com.
Antique car, truck, tractor show — 4-6 p.m., Sunday, June 19 at Woodleaf UMC, no entrance fee for vehicles, People’s Choice trophies will be awarded. Hotdogs, chips and drinks for sale, proceeds go to Woodleaf UMC Health Ministry, 9000 Church St. Woodleaf, across from Woodleaf Elementary School. 704-278-1888 for information.
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — 7-10 p.m. every Friday: Handful of Dave. 704-639-0604.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. — 10 p.m., Saturday June 11: Random House. Tuesdays: open mic, performers of all types welcome, sign up as you arrive; 9:30 p.m. Thursdays: plugged open mic night. www.thebrickstreettavern. com, 704-637-6047.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — Live music Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays starting at 8:30 p.m. 704-638-9647.
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — 8 p.m. until, every Friday and Saturday night: karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Friday: Deejay Fast Eddie Thompson; Saturday: Deejay Ervin Ellington; Wednesday, June 15: Summer Beach Wednesdays continue. Memberships available, open Wed.-Sat. www.theboatandskiclub.com. 704-633-0251.
Philip’s Steak and Pasta House, 1504 Jake Alexander Blvd W. — 8 p.m. Mondays Karaoke; 8 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays: Live Team Trivia; 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Texas Hold ’Em Tournament Style, second game follows; 9 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke with Cherokee. 704-637-8844.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 p.m., tonight: Michael Thomas as “Mailvis,” plus karaoke every Friday and Saturday, classic car show every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. 704-642-0050.
Smitty’s North Rowan Bar-b-que 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 7-9 p.m., Thursdays: karaoke. 704-636-2122.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, June 10: bluegrass band Dry Run, no cover. 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, June 11: Piedmont Natural Grass, no cover. www.thebluevine. com. 704-797-0093.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, June 11: Kirsten Browne, also Handed Down 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.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: bluegrass jams. Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
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.
Catawba College Community Music’s “A Tribute to the Stage”— 12:30-3 p.m., June 20-24: Week-long camp focuses on Broadway style singing techniques/choreography using music from various musicals; students 12-18, 30 spaces only, $100, instructor Dean Orbison, Catawba College Campus. Information/registration www.catawba.edu/communitymusic or 704-433-8015.
ARRRT week — 8:30 a.m.-12:30 June 27-July 1: Kids ages 8-12 reduce- reuse-recycle at Center for Faith & the Arts while creating works of art. Instructor: Crystle Lineberger, tuition: $30 includes materials and daily snack. Scholarships available. Information or to register, 704-647-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 207 W. Harrison St.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Summer ARTventures:
Ages 4-5, 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. • What’s In The Box – Each day children open a big box to discover instructions/materials for special art project. July 25-29 • Dr. Seuss and More – Create many Seuss characters as well as learn songs and dance from “Seussical the Musical.” Class ends with brief show for family and friends. Aug. 1-5 • Little Pet Shop – Art activities to create favorite pets. The week ends with pet parade complete with student-made costumes and masks. Aug. 8-12.
Grades 1-2 • Puppets on Parade – Students create and costume puppets, showcase their creations in a parade and puppet show. July 11-15, 2-4:15 p.m. • Create Your Own Theater – Make marionette puppets using a variety of art media; ends with theater presentation to family/friends. July 18-22, 10:30-12:45 p.m.
Grades 6-8, 2-4:15 p.m • Drawing with Pen and Ink, August 1-5 • Break It! Mosaics, August 8-12.
Advanced Drawing/Painting Workshop – Grades 5-8 • June 27-July 1, 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. All-day workshop for students who have previously taken drawing and/or painting classes at WVAC.
• Go to www.waterworks.org for special instructions and application. 704-636-1882 or stop by to register M-F 10-5, T/Th 10-7, Saturday 11-3, 123 E. Liberty St.
Classes at LGAC — For kids: “Being Creative -LGAC” for children ages 8-14, June 25 through Aug. 20. Each class runs from 9-11:30 a.m., costs $8. Registration and payment by check or cash only must be made no later than one week prior to starting class date. • June 25, Polymer Clay Bead Jewelry • July 2, Canvas Mosaic: Use various materials to create a work of art on canvas • July 9,Wearable Art • July 16, Stamping Project.
For adults • Watercolor classes: instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; choose Mondays 1-3 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon, $35 each 2 hour session or $180 for 6, materials provided except brushes; email email@example.com to reserve your space, www.catsfreestyleart.com. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com.
Knitting and spinning — •Beginning knitting class, Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $45 plus cost of materials • Knitting socks, Saturdays, June 18 and 25, 2 sessions: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., experience knitting in the round necessary • 704-431-4527 to register for all classes. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, 310 Mocksville Ave.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $15 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave., off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Free design demonstrations on special Saturday opening — 10:30 a.m. and noon, June 18: “Summer Flowers and Hanging Baskets;” free give-aways and light refreshments through 2 p.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739. www.piedmontfloralgalleries.com.
Second annual Chrismon open house — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 18: free give-aways and light refreshments. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oil classes the Old Master way — 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays: adult classes in oils, beginner or intermediate, learning the technique of the Masters of the 16th/17th centuries. $45 per session, 704-232-6000 for materials list, info, registration. Limited number of students. Patt’s studio, 409 N. Lee St., Rail Walk Arts District.
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ongoing series, beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200 includes eight sessions; ask about scholarships and sliding scales. Registration/materials list: 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., June 10. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church behind CVS, Statesville Blvd. Covered dish, no joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Zodiac Club — June 10: Music by Delmonicos. Second and fourth Fridays, alternate fifth Fridays. Doors 7 p.m., band 8 p.m. Free soft drinks, water; snacks welcome. Covered dish dinner on fifth Friday dance night. $12 guests, $10 members, join for $20 with free admission on the night you join. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-752-8824, taylorbt@msn. com, www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.
Piedmont Players’ auditions for “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” — 7 p.m., June 14-15, third floor rehearsal hall of the Meroney Theater, auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Show dates July 28-31 and Aug 3-6. 213 S Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre “On Golden Pond” auditions— 7-9 p.m., June 13-14. Performance dates Aug. 11-28. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Faith Idol competition deadline nears — Registration deadline June 15 for the Faith Idol Competition, held during the Faith 4th of July Celebration, categories are • 12 and under • age 13 – 18 • adult (19 and up). Registration fee $10, deadline Wednesday, June 15, contact Pam Alexander 704-279-2256.
Call for musicians
Open mike night — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25: Looking Glass Artist Collective hosts open mike night in the black box theater; all musicians invited to bring their instruments along with microphones if desired.
Piedmont Choral Society — Community singers invited to join the choral society for the eighth annual Patriotic Benefit Concert Sunday, June 26. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays, no audition or previous musical training needed, and no cost. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord, email@example.com or 704-699-6053.
Southern Piedmont Singers — 2 p.m. Sundays, new members accepted June 12, open to adults and youth ages 13 and up. N. Kannapolis United Methodist Church choir room, 1301 N. Main St., Damien Evans, director. 704-224-7148, southernpiedmontsingers @gmail.com.
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all, Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Call for artists
Artists sought for Art in the Shop — Art in the Shop is seeking artists interested in showing at the 13th Annual Art in the Shop in Bethlehem, NC, Oct 1., encompassing bonsai, sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, garden art. Quality original artwork and fine crafts only, no kits accepted. Cost$40 by July 31, $50 Aug. 1-Sept. 15. 828-632-0106, www.artintheshop.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damhsa Gasra presents “We Will Raq You” — 7 p.m., Saturday, June 18: hard rock/heavy metal-themed belly dance show featuring more than 40 performers, The Old Creamery, 363 Church St., Concord. Tickets $8 at wewillraqyou.eventbrite.com or $12 DOS. Info damhsagasra.weebly.com.
Speakers and forums
Cabarrus Art Guild hosts Paul Keysar — 2 p.m., June 12: Oil painting still life demo and talk, www.PaulKeysar.com, free. Brick Wall Gallery, The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Concord.
Home and garden
Salisbury Symphony’s Festival of Summer Gardens — June 25 -26, tickets $12 in advance, $15 tour days. Perennial tour of eight country gardens, three historic gardens. Music by Salisbury Symphony Children’s Strings and local musicians. Sunday: Learn the art of planting in container gardens, learn from master gardeners and watch Plein Air artists at work. Lunch at Carolina Lily, $16, must be pre-ordered. Reserved tickets at Visitors Bureau, 704-638-3100, www.salisburysymphony. org, 704-603-4652 or 704-645-8300.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — 1-5 p.m., Saturday, June 11: Reception for Railwalk Gallery’s exhibit by Plein Air Carolina, titled “Glimpses of Carolina.” Plein Air Carolina is a group of professional and amateur artists who paint on location. Plein Air is a French term meaning open air. This exhibit runs through July 30, Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 409-413 N. Lee St. 704-431-8964 www.railwalkgallery. com.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.— Summer Exhibition “In The Details” features a variety of artist’s meticulous approaches. Featured artists: woodcarver Dan Abernathy, fiber artist Nancy G. Cook, artist Michelle Heinz, clay artist Holden McCurry, artist Trena McNabb. R. Dean Crouch, our Dare to Imagine Award winner is also featured. Exhibition runs through Aug. 13. Admission free, donations appreciated. Gallery hours M-F, 10-5; Tues, Thursday 10-7, Saturday 11-3. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org.
Second Saturday Art Walk — Saturday, June 11: participating Salisbury/Spencer galleries show works of local artists. Sponsored by Rowan Arts Council, 704-638-9887, www.rowanartcrawl.com.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “North Carolina Pottery: Diversity and Traditions;” “Chanel: Designs for the Modern Woman.” Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission $10 adults, , free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — “Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Noffke;” “From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland.” Same hours, admission as above. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Through June 19: “Trains That Passed in the Night,” the photos of O. Winston Link depicting the end of the steam railroading era •“Thomas Hart Benton, America’s Master Storyteller,” features large-scale oil masterpiece, “Bootleggers,” through July 31. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org.
Trip to Zimmerman Vineyard — Depart 9 a.m., June 29 from J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd., cost $20 for transportation only, lunch on your own, wine tasting an extra $5 per person; contact Barbara Franklin for details, 704-636-0111.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgorunds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 26 acres of ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, shelters, playground, event center, walking trail. 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — 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.
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.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — Through June 12 only: Thomas the Tank Engine is at Tweetsie. Open seven days a week. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook, Twitter@TweetsieRR.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — Exhibit: “When We Fought Ourselves-1861-1865,”remembering the events that changed America 150 years ago with a local emphasis on events taking place in Rowan County. Museum hours Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — New exhibit features artifacts (including photos and books) of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755–1808), lawyer and Superior Court judge. 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.
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. 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.
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — Located in the old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Admission free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., June 25: Learn about Charlotte’s gold mining history and pan for gold; tour the plantation house and grounds, see rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock. Free with admission • Summer camp programs registering; Farm Camp, Civil War Soldier Camp, 53rd Call To Arms Camp, Revolutionary War Soldier Camp, Miss Jane’s Academy or Historic Encounters Camp. Go to www.lattaplantation.org and click on summer camps. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $7 per person, ages 5 and under free. www.lattaplantation. org. 704-875-2312.
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — During June visit hands-on Explore More labs, one-of-a-kind environments where visitors become real scientists by experimenting • IMAXtheatre closed for upgrades through June 10; during this time visitors can visit the Discovery 3D Theatre, a digital movie theatre offering short-form 3D films appropriate for all ages •Extended summer hours through Sept. 5: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.org.
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 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. discoveryplaceKIDS. org, 704-372-6261.
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — Exhibit“Mirror Image,” exploring what it means to be a womanas seen through the perspectives of 13 artists. North Carolina Gallery, East Building, admission to exhibition is free. Meet the Artists: 7 p.m., Friday, June 24, free. 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 — 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11: Family Day. Free activities and amusements, toys and games from NC’s past; watch toymaker Luther Ashby make traditional toys with names like Flipper-Dinger, Gee-Haw Whimmydiddle. Across from the State Capitol, 919-807-7900 or ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook.