Roundabout: What's happening
Music & more
Frontiers performs at Brick Street Live tonight — Gates open 6 p.m., tonight, June 23: live music with Journey tribute band; reserve seating tickets $25, general admission $5. 704-637-5363, www.brickstreetlive.com.
Dylan Gilbert & The Over Easy Breakfast Machine atThe Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 10:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, $6, with Evan P. Donohue. 704-372-1000, www.theeveningmuse.com.
Sue McHugh, Archrivals at Looking Glass Artist Collective — 8 p.m., Friday, June 24: Opening, Me and the Boys featuring Sue McHugh, followed by Archrivals. $5. Hear The Archrivals: www.myspace. com/chuckandthearchrivals. Black box theater, LGAC, 405 N. Lee St.
The Small Combo of the Salisbury Swing Band — 8 p.m, Saturday, June 25: at The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. www.salisburyswingband.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.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28: Music with The Salisbury Swing Band. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, morganridgevineyards.com.
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.
This & That
Salisbury Ghost Walk and investigation — Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. East Square Walk and Investigation, $15 per person. Original Ghost Walk 7:30 p.m., adults $10, students $5. Reservations/information: boo@salisburyghostwalk or 704-642-1734.
CSA Sanctioned shag contest — June 24-25: Second annual Salisbury Shag Club’s shag contest, open to all, first time competitors are welcome •8 p.m., Friday, June 24: Newcomers Division, followed by Amateur Division • 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25: Junior Divisions I and II, followed by special performance by Crazy Eight Dance Team •8 p.m.: Novice Division, followed by Pro Division •Deejay Butch Metcalf, emcee. $10 cover each night. High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 2675 Providence Church Road, www.theboatandskiclub.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.
Fifth annual Gold Hill Antique Motorcycle exhibition — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 25, sponsored by the Tyler Poole 21 Foundation and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Features Kyle Allen/ Chase Hatley Memorial Ride leaving the park at 4 p.m. Events are free to the public and exhibitors. An award will be presented to the oldest bike to finish the app. 40 mile ride. 704-791-7011.
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ “Evening of Enlightenment and Entertainment” — 8 p.m., Saturday, June 25: showcase for spoken word/performance poets; those interested in participating RSVP to littlesumthinsumthin @gmail.com; complimentary admission for performance artists. Admission for guests $5, $5 for buffet. Events are member-only/invitation only. Email email@example.com for invitation. 117 W. Innes St.
Salisbury Pride Celebration — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 25: 100 block E. Fisher St., food and art vendors, singing, dancing, address by Anne Stanback. Sponsored by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
8th annual Celebrate America service at The Event Center — 11a.m., Sunday, June 26: Honoring all servicepersons and emergency personnel with special guests, patriotic music, dance, videos. Speaker Eugene B. “Red” Mcdaniel, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired).
Faith Fourth week begins — 6 p.m., Monday, June 27: Food booths and rides open. Live musical entertainment and wrestling nightly; culminates Monday July with 10 a.m. parade, 7 p.m. Faith Idol finals, 10:30 p.m. fireworks.
Oakboro cruise-in in eighth season — 5 p.m., fourth Friday, June 24. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. Food vendors, souvenir concessions. Downtown Oakboro, Hwy. 205 between Albemarle/Charlotte. Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
Art gallery and paranormal tours — Highland Avenue Art Gallery and More. Art gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, noon -6 p.m. Paranormal tours Friday-Saturday 8:30-10 p.m., reservations required. 1031 Highland Avenue, 704-636-8134 to schedule tour.
Spencer Circus Train — 7:30 p.m. every Saturday through July 30: Puppets, animals, songs, games, free snow cones at Library Park, 3rd Street in Spencer, sponsored by Spencer Central UMC for 13th year. Bring blanket or lawn chair, 704-636-4101.
Summer reading program at Rowan Public Library — Weekly programs through 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.
Catawba’s Community Music program summer camps — Four-day camps and private lessons available, contact Erin Harper email@example.com or 704-881-1565 for details, register at catawba.edu/communitymusic.
Free concert and movie — 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 24: Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents a pops concert including a children’s feature. Movie “Jaws” follows concert; bring a blanket or lawn chair, free admission, food concessions available. Village Park Amphitheatre, 700 West ‘C’ St., Kannapolis.
Concord Library teen summer reading program — 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 28: Teen movie in the auditorium, free, popcorn provided •2-4 p.m., Thursday, June 30: Plaster painting, participants paint their own plaster figure and take it home; spaces limited, registration required 704-920-2054. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N.
56th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games– July 7-10, adult tickets $15 Thursday, $20 Friday, $30 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Tickets cover all activities in the meadows, which on Friday and Saturday last from early morning to midnight. $5 each day for children 5-12, children under five free. Available at the field on the day of the event. Get four-day tickets at www.gmhg.org. Adult 4-day passes $55 and children’s passes are $25.
Dancing with the Stars Champs coming to Charlotte — Saturday, July 23: The Pittsburgh Steelers’s Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson appear at SouthPark, also Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith, Super Bowl XL Champion and future Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, four-time Super Bowl Champion and former Carolina Panthers coach Donnie Shell, and four-time Super Bowl Champion running back Rocky Bleier. Ticket and other information at www.totalsportsent.com.
Poker Run at Hideaway Bar and Grill, Mooresville — Saturday, June 24 to benefit Sallie Unger and the Kidney Foundation. Last bike out at noon, ride ends at River City Bar and Grill, Mooresville. $15 per bike, raffle and 50/50 tickets available. Contact 704-609-9070.
St. Thomas Players presents “Pinocchio’s Sister” — 7:30 p.m., tJune 23, 24, 25 at Florence Busby Corriher Theater at Catawba College, $10 (students $5 with ID) general seating.“Call Center for Faith & the Arts at 704-647-0999 for details.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents “Comedy of Errors” — Through June 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.
Davidson Community Players present ‘Ragtime’ — Through June 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” — Through June 26, adult tickets $17, Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews, 704-846-8343, www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series— 4 p.m., Sunday, July 17: “Barbra’s Wedding” by Daniel Stern. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT black box theatre, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — 7-10 p.m. every Friday: Handful of Dave. 704-639-0604.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. —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-Saturday, June 24-25: CSA Shag Contest. 12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26: Right Turn Clyde outside on the lawn followed by Too Much Sylvia. Wednesday, June 29: Summer Beach Series with Sea Cruz. Now open for lunch Saturday-Sunday. 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, June 23: Guitarist/vocalist David Gulledge. Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday, karaoke 7-close every Friday-Saturday. 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 24: Ashley Jo Farmer Band, folk/adult contemporary, no cover. 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25: acoustic Americana with Donna Hughes, no cover. www.thebluevine. com. 704-797-0093.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Latter Rain, Horsemen Let’s Ride. 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.
Stelia Café Lounge, 118 N. Main St. — 9 p.m., Friday, June 24: The Remingtones, cover $5 • 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25: Blazin’ Blues Bob, no cover; 9:30 p.m. Blazin’ Blues Bob: $5 cover. www.steliacafelounge.com, 704-638-6266.
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.
Gimmie Hendrix! Jimi Hendrix Experience at The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 9:15 p.m., Saturday June 25, $10 advance and DOS. CarolinaTix, 1-800-594-TIXX. www.visulite.com, 704-358-9200.
“Charlotte Squawks” at the Booth Playhouse — Through June 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.
Card Making Class at the Y — 6-8 p.m., every other Thursday, next class June 30; $10 includes all supplies. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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.
PPT fencing workshops — One workshop $50; two workshops $80; workshop series $110. All workshops provide snacks, water, necessary fencing equipment. Call 704-633-5471 or email email@example.com for informarion or to reserve a spot. Classes begin June 25.
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.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Summer ARTventures:
Ages 4-5, 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. • What’s In The Box – Children open a big box to discover instructions/materials for special art project. July 25-29 • Dr. Seuss and More – Students 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 cats and dogs. 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 of all descriptions, showcase their creations in a parade and puppet show. July 11-15, 2-4:15 p.m. • Create Your Own Theater – Learn the “secrets” of making marionette puppets using a variety of art media. Finish the week with a 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. Bring bag lunch • 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, limited to 10 participants. All materials are furnished unless otherwise noted. At least two LGAC artist members will supervise each activity. 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 • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space, www.catsfreestyleart.com. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com.
Knitting — Knitting socks, Saturday, June 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. 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.
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 — 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 24: Gospel music with Gaynel and Michael Lambert. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church behind CVS, Statesville Blvd. Covered dish, no joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Zodiac Club — June 24: Music by the Goodman Band. Second and fourth Fridays, alternate fifth Fridays. Providing dances and social events for 41 years. 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, email@example.com, www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.
Free film at Davis Theatre, Concord — 9 p.m., Friday, June 24: “Being the Diablo,” chronicling Mickey McHaffey’s search for himself from preacher to living homeless to being committed to a mental institution to dancing with Tarahurma Indians. Age suitability: teens and up. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., downtown Concord, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Carolina Renaissance Festival auditions include feature role of King — 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 9 and 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 13: open auditions for street characters, musicians, dancers, variety acts at Spirit Square Arts Center, 345 N. College St. Charlotte. Also seeking adult male actors for featured role of King; required to meet additional requirements found at RenFestInfo.com. Prepared material, head shots, resumes appreciated but not required. Must be 16 or older. 704-896-5555 or Vreanie@royalfaires.com to schedule an audition appointment. The 18th annual Renaissance Festival is Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 8-Nov. 20.
Call for vendors
Biker Blue & BBQ Rally — Sept. 22-24: with a KCBS barbecue cook-off; vendor applications at www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or Tilley’s Harley-Davidson, Salisbury. Add’l info 704-638-6044.
Call for musicians
Open mike night — 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.
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
Carolina Artist’s “The Real Carolina Artist’s 2011 Expo” — August 24-26, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave. Entry forms/information available there or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: mailed by Aug. 10. Big prizes, $100 first prizes and peoples choice.
Sipe’s Orchard Home Annual Bloomin’ Orchard Festival, Conover — Seeking artists and craftpersons for festival Saturday, August 27, Sipe’s Orchard Home, 4431 County Home Road, Conover. Early bird rate by July 30, regular registration rate by Aug. 15, late registration rate by Aug. 20. Information/applications at www.sipesorchardhome.org/BloominVendor.html or 828-256-5056.
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, email@example.com.
Ahlara Art Fair — Second annual Mooresville Ahlara Art Fair, Saturday, October 8: seeking artists, painters, potters, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, etc. Application is at www.ahlaraartfair.webs.com, click on applications button. Myrna Reiss, 704-663-6343.
Speakers and forums
Second in Civil War sesquicentennial lecture series — 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25: Nationally known author William R. Trotter presents “All Things Converge at Greensboro” focusing on 1865 Greensboro and the Confederate Cabinet. Free, open to the public, museum auditorium. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Summer Exhibition “In The Details” features a variety of artist’s meticulous approaches, creating worlds in their artwork where every inch matters. 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. Through Aug. 13. Free admission, donations appreciated. Gallery hours are M-F, 10-5; Tues, Thursday 10-7, Saturday 11-3. 123 E. Liberty Street, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.orgThe Carolina Artis’s “The Real Carolina Artist’s 2011 Expo” — August 24-26. Classes will also be held during the exhibit for anyone who wants to paint with the Carolina Artists as teachers on Wednesday, August 24, 10 a.m-noon; Thursday, August 25, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, August 26, 6-8 p.m. Bring your own art supplies, any medium. Register one week before class, 704-638-5275. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Glimpses of Carolina” by Plein Air Carolina, a group of professional and amateur artists who meet each week to paint on location; “Plein Air” is a French term meaning “open air.” Free admission, runs through Saturday, July 30. The exhibit may be viewed each Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 409-413 N. Lee St., firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-657-8321
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 — “Thomas Hart Benton, America’s Master Storyteller,” features large-scale oil masterpiece, “Bootleggers,” alongside three lithographs based on scenes the artist created for the mural program of the Missouri State Capitol Building that re-tell familiar stories. Through July 31. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org.
Steps of St. Paul and the Book of Revelation Alive Cruise — November 2011, contact Barbara Franklin, J.F. Hurley YMCA, for details, 704-636-0111.
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.
Gold Hill Rail Trail — Hiking, biking trail begins at 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.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — June 24-26: stars of Nickelodeon’s animated preschool series, Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, visit the park. Open every day. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook, Twitter @TweetsieRR.
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer —July 12-15: Summer Camp- Movies at Spencer Shops, July 12-15. Rising 6th, 7th, 8th graders learn about local history and the Spencer Shops as they make a 1920s era silent action film about a great train robbery. www.nctrans.org, click on event page. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — Current 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. — Artifacts including photos and books of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755–1808), lawyer and Superior Court judge, perhaps best known for instructing our country’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson.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. 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 — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina who have made contributions to American music, more than 50 major inductee exhibits. Located in the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Admission free, donations appreciated. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org.
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.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War. Free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. 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 at the miner’s cabin; tour the circa 1800 plantation house and grounds, see rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock. Free with regular admission • Summer camp programs still registering: choose Farm Camp, Civil War Soldier Camp, 53rd Call To Arms Camp, Revolutionary War Soldier Camp, Miss Jane’s Academy or Historic Encounters Camp. www.lattaplantation.org, click on summer camps. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $7 per person, ages 5 and under free. www.lattaplantation. org. 704-875-2312.
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. www.historicrose dale.
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — In June: hands-on Explore More labs, one-of-a-kind environments where visitors become real scientists by experimenting with authentic, fun science activities such as marine mammals, energy, “Around the World”collections lab; for all ages and skill levels •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. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. 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. www.charlottenaturemuseum.org.
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — A national historic landmark and NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage, Town Creek Indian Mound interprets the history of the American Indians who once lived here; visitor center features interpretive exhibits, audiovisual displays. Tour groups welcome. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Located on Town Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. www.towncreek. nchistoricsites.org.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 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.
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — “Mirror Image” explores what it means to be a woman in today’s culture as seen through the perspectives of 13 NC female artists. North Carolina Gallery, East Building, admission to exhibit 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.
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, closed Tuesday. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. First and third Friday of the month open until 9 p.m. $5 general admission, wheelchair accessible. 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org.
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, July 27: “History á la Carte: Recounting Civil War Sacrifices,” Josh Howard, Research Historian at NC Office of Archives and History, highlights his investigations and shares stories he has discovered. Admission free, bring your lunch, beverages free. • Current exhibits: The Story of North Carolina, Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Cabinetmaker, Community and Culture: North Carolina Indians Past and Present, Re-created interior of 1920s Drugstore, A Call to Arms, David Marshall ‘Carbine’ Williams, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, Meet the Statues, Toys, Toys, and More Toys!, The Photography of Lewis Hine, Legends of Racing, North Carolina and the Civil War: The Breaking.” Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900 , Facebook or ncmuseumofhistory.org.
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — June 25-Nov. 6: Art inspires. Science educates. What happens when those roles are reversed – or combined? “Witness Our Expanding Oceans,” a comprehensive art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 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.