Roundabout: What's happening

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Catawba College’s ‘As I Lay Dying,’ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 1 at Hedrick Theatre. Tickets $10 adults and $8 for seniors and students. Call Catawba College box office at 704-637-4481.
Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents “Comedy of Errors” — 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30, Oct. 1. Adults $10, students/seniors $8. Norvell Theater: 135 E. Fisher St.,, 704-633-5471.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents “The Women” — Sept. 29-Oct. 16, Ticket prices: $15/$12/ $10, satiric comedy by Clare Booth Luce, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
Davidson Community Players present ‘Love Letters’ — Oct. 6-23, for age 13 and over, Pulitzer Prize nomintated play. 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953,
“The Addams Family” kicks off 2011-12 Broadway Lights Series at Ovens — Oct. 11-16. Tickets at 704-372-1000 or , Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte.
“Molly Sweeney” at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Sept. 29-Oct. 9: The story of Molly’s passage from blindness to sight. $10, 919-259-0812. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001,
West Side Story tickets available — Performance dates Tuesday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 6, 704-372-1000,
Modern Film Fest, Gem Theater, Kannapolis. Friday, Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. registration for 7 p.m. Zombie Walk; 5 p.m., ‘Mars’; 7 p.m. ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,’ 9 p.m. ‘Mole Man of Belmont Avenue’; 11 p.m. ‘The Academy’ in Gem meeting room. Saturday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. ‘Redneck Roots,’ 3 p.m. ‘Firewall of Sound,’ 5 p.m. ‘The Trial,’ 7 p.m. ‘Witness Insecurity,’ 9 p.m. ‘Cold Storage. Sunday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. ‘The Darkest Matter,’ 3 p.m. The Drummond Will,’ 5 p.m. ‘Sneakers and Soul,’ 7 p.m. Make a Movie Like Spike. $4 per ticket. Day passes available. For info, call 704-932-5126.
This & That
The Polka Dots at Salisbury Wine Shop — 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30: Oktoberfest party, The Sweetest Thing Bakery & Cafe cooking fresh brats, hot pretzels, music by The Polka Dots polka band 7-8 p.m., Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,
Big Band Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1: Big Band Dance featuring The Hi-Liters, $5, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
20th annual Civil War Show — Oct. 14-15: Buy, sell, trade Civil War guns, buttons, buckles, swords, bullets, artillerty shells, books, coins, documents. Jake Alexander Blvd. Holiday Inn, $5, Terry Teff 704-463-5439.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, Huntersville — Weekends through Nov. 6. Age 13+ $10, ages 5-12 $7. Children 4 and under free. AmazingMaizeMaze.asp
Spoken Word Poetry and Jazz — 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 30: doors open 7:30, poets take stage 8 p.m.; live jazz at 9:30 p.m. $10 advance, $12 DOS. A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 W. Innes St., www.alittlesumthinsumthin .com
Art gallery and paranormal tours — Highland Avenue Art Gallery and More. Art gallery Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Paranormal tours Monday-Saturday 8:30-10 p.m., reservations required. 1031 Highland Ave., 704-636-8134 to schedule tour.
32nd annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2: Crafts, games, children’s area, Heritage Village, performances by Atlantic Groove, The extraordinaires, Jim Quick & Coastline, Mustang Sally. At Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800,
Historic Salisbury Foundation’s OctoberTour — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9. Featuring 10 historic sites. Tours, events, food. Tickets $20; available at www.Historic or call 704-636-0103.
14th annual A Touch of Yesterday — Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 1-2: Hosted by Bost Grist Mill, Bluegrass by Key City Boys, food, door prizes, demonstrations, kiddy tractor pull, hit and miss engines, more. $5, age 5 and under free. 14011 Hwy 200 Concor, d 704-782-1600,
99th annural Cherokee Indian Fair — Oct. 4-8, $10 admission includes nightly concerts, Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, 1-800-438-1601,
Ava Gardner Festival — Oct. 7-9, Entertainment, reception, museum tours, film screenings, Ava Garndner Museum, 325 E. M arket St., Smithfield, 919-934-5830,
Mocksville Four Oaks Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: Crafts, foods, story telling, crafts for kids, entertainment at Junker’s Outdoor Theater, free, bring a chair, 336-909-2263,
Mooresville Ahlara Art Fair — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: Outdoor art fair includes potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, soap makers, fabric artists, wood turners, mixed media artists. 155 Joe Knox Ave, exit 36 off I-77. 704-663-6343.
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Gates open 12:30 p.m., featured musicians 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15: Women’s blues and jazz bands, $15, rain or shine, no pets.
Gospel Fest at Kelsey Scott Park — 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15: Sponsored by Women in Progress, rain date Oct. 22.
Music & more
Clint Brown in concert tonight — 7p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29: songwriter, singer, musician, pastor, The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, free admission, 704-855-1218,
“Weekly Wine Down” at Old Stone Winery — 5-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30: live music with Joey Whitaker, no cover charge. 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. 704-279-0930,
Salisbury Symphony’s 45th season kickoff — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: The North Carolina Symphony performs “Great” Legends, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Box office opens 6:30 p.m., $20 adults, $6 students, $4 children 8 years and younger. 704-637-4314,
RCCA season opens with Gershwin — 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15: “An All Gershwin Revue,” adult $20, student $5, Keppel Auditorium on Catawba campus, 704-633-1474, 704-636-0181,
The David Mayfield Parade atThe Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 10:30 p.m., tonight, Sept. 29, $12 advance and DOS. CarolinaTix, PayPal, Music Today, 1-800-594-TIXX, 704-372-1000,
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center —•Ronnie Milsap, Saturday, Nov. 5 •Air Supply, Saturday, Nov. 19 •Dwight Yoakam, Friday, Dec. 2• Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. Tickets available at or 800-745-3000.
Burning Coal Theatre’s MusiCoal Series — 7 p.m., Oct. 2: Craicdown, with Celtic, Brazilian, Parisian, American influences; 919-834-4001.Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001,
Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza starring the Chuckleheads — 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s “Happy Birthday To Us IV”, $10 before Oct. 1, $15 before Oct. 8, 20 DOS. 650 E. Stonewall St. Reservations at
Mount Zion UCC ghost tour in historical cemetery — Oct. 8, meal in church hut 6:30, tour begins 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Mount Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove, 704-857-1169.
Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville — Oct. 7-31: Fifth season, five scare zones with psycho clowns, the tragic bus, 3-D maze, corn maze. Also available Old Fashioned Night Time Hayride and Bonfire. Scarrigan Farms $20, Pumpkin Patch Hayrides $9. or Facebook.
Ghost Tales in the Dark at Latta Plantation — Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22: 8, 9, 10 p.m.: Candlelight tours, ghost stories. RSVP required, $12 per person, must be 10 or older. 704-875-2312 to register, Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, Huntersville. 704-875-2312,
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 29: Ghost Train[0xae] Halloween Festival., 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook, Twitter @TweetsieRR
The Salisbury Swing Band — 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1: The Small Combo of the band in concert, Catawba College, Ketner Hall. Fund raising event for the Business College, all ages invited. 704-637-4476,
Fall Fashionista Show — 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29: Part of the proceeds go to Family Crisis Council of Rowan County. Wine and appetizers, doorprizes, drawing. Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St., ,704-636-4121.
Faithful Friends Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5: arts/crafts/pet related vendors, door prizes, holiday raffle, bake sale. $1 adult admission, children free. F&M Trolley Barn, Downtown Salisbury. Shannon Moore, 336-782-6197, FFVolunteerChair@yahoo. com
Night Life
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — 7-10 p.m. Fridays: Handful of Dave. 704-639-0604.
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, Fridays and Saturdays: karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Fri. Sept. 30: Deejay Chad Sain. Saturday, Oct. 1: Big Sam. Wed. Oct. 5: Deejay Freddie Thompson. Open Wed.-Sat. 6 p.m., Saturday, Sunday for lunch, Monday night football 7 p.m. 704-633-0251,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 p.m. tonight, Sept. 29: Karaoke performance by Becky Dixon. Bike Night 6-9 p.m. every Monday; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday; karaoke 7-close every Friday-Saturday. 704-642-0050.The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m. midnight, Friday, Sept. 30: Salisbury debut of Nita B and The Swingin’ Soiree, one $5 cover gets two people in • 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1: Sandy Hoffman, no cover, receive a pass for one free admission for another music night. 704-797-0093,
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, Oct 1: Brandon Kelley, All of a Kind, Arms of Mercy. 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. 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. . 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
Art Classes at Rail Walk Gallery — Oil painting, drawing instruction for beginner, intermediate, studio and outdoors, small classes, framing and marketing tips, lots of extras, Tuesday or Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon or 1–3 p.m., $30 per session, price breaks on six classes. Also weekly figure drawing/painting sessions, live model, $5/hour, no instruction. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Info, material list, registration contact Rachel Lee 704-202-4467 or
All-day painting workshop — 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, 12 and up, beginners or experienced. Bring bag lunch, art supplies of your choice. In the studio or outdoors depending on weather. Instructor, Phyllis Steimel. $85 (members $70), held at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 to register.
Fall classes at Waterworks — •Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, instructor Beth Wright, six Tuesdays 6:30-9 beginning Oct. 4, $180 ($150 members) •Day-long painting workshop “Loosen Up” with Phyllis Steimel, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $85 ($70 members) •Women and Wine Series “Ladies Night Out”, Nov. 1 “Watercolors and White Wine” and Nov. 15 “Pastels and Spicy Reds,” instructor Phyllis Steimel, $50/session ($35/session members) •704-636-1882 to register, information
Zumba fitness — 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, First Baptist Church in old YMCA gym on Fulton St.
Line dancing — New classes begin • Absolute Beginner (no experience), 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 4, 11, 25; $9 or $5 per lesson • High Beginner/Intermediate (one+ years experience), 5 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; $12 or $5 per lesson • Instructor Cheryl Kluttz, Rufty-Holmes Sr. Center, members pre-register 704-216-7714.
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Accepting beginner or intermediate. Ongoing classes Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. at the studio of Patt Legg. One-on-one teaching methods of the Old Masters. $40. per 2 hour session, pay as you go. 704.232.6000,
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ongoing, beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200 for eight sessions; ask about scholarships and sliding scales. Registration/materials: 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
Card Making Class at the Y — Classes every other Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m. $10, all supplies included. Call Terri Dockins 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Watercolor classes at LGAC — Instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; 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; reserve space at . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS,
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, reservations 704-636-4251; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct.7: Two week special with Linda Beck, making Christmas cards for service men and women. We need help, bring scissors. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish. Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club — Fifth Friday dance, covered dish, live music, doors open 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Singles 40+. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20, get in free first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. Free set ups, bring your own snacks. 704-536-5561. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte.
PPT youth auditions for “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” — Appointment only, call 704-633-5471. Available times: 4 p.m., Oct. 10-11. Show dates Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,
Old Courthouse Theatre “A Broadway Christmas Carol” auditions — 7-9 p.m., Oct. 3-4. Three actors, one piano player, song parodies, breakneck pace. Performance dates Dec. 1-18. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord.
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre auditions — Saturday, Oct. 15, appointment only, for “Jack Goes Boating, ” read scenes from the play or use a prepared monologue. Email to schedule. Also seeking stage managers, running crew. 2424 No. Davidson St.,
Call for vendors
Looking Glass Artist Collective’s Art and Fine Craft Holiday Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 12-13, for vendor application contact Cathy Matthews, 704-633-ARTS,
Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway — Nov. 23-Dec. 31: Christmas light park and Christmas villages seeks arts and crafts vendors for Christmas Village. Information/application: Randall Barger 704-314-4711.
Call for artists
The FootLoose Project — The theme of shoes as done by local artists to support Rowan County Walk For The Cure (formerly “The Memory Walk”), from fine works of art to actual footwear whimsically remade. New category: photographs, three or two dimensional. All work should be delivered to Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks activity department no later than Oct. 14 with entry form. For forms and criteria, email Additional information, Brenda Zimmerman 704-603-2770. Show is Nov. 6.
Call for poets
Registration open for national ‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition — NC high school teachers have until Friday, Oct. 14, to register, designed for high school students in grades 9-12 in public, private, home schools, culminating in national finals in Washington, D.C., May 13–15. Teachers register online, . Questions: contact Banu Valladares 919-807-6502, banu.valladares , www.ncarts. org/freeform
Speakers and forums
Meet Your Neighbor public forum — “Persons with Disabilities:” 6:30-7:45 p.m., Oct. 11. Presenters: Daina Frederick, DSS Adult Services Supervisor of Rowan; Dr. Crystal Vail, RSSS Director of Exceptional Children; Jane Jackman, Supervisor, Association of Retarded Citizens; Dr. Shanyn Aysta, Recovery Coordinator, VA Medical Center; John Mitchell, Equal Employment Opportunities, VA Medical Center; Wanda Foil, RCCC instructor who is blind; Monica Foster, Human Relations Council member who is a wheelchair user; Darryl Bolt, citizen who is deaf. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection. Civic Center of Salisbury, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave.
“Honoring the Legacy, Embracing the Future: Public Policy Challenges Ahead” — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13: Eileen Hanson-Kelly, sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch, second floor Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. 704-798-2574.
Cauble Creek 2011 Artist Invitational — Nov. 4-20, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 1-6 p.m.; Reception Sunday, Nov. 6, 3-6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds during the final week will go The Landtrust of Central North Carolina. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137,
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — “Making Arrangements” through Oct. 6, features multiple kinds of “arrangements,” includes work by Syad Ahmad of Salisbury. 704-920-ARTS (2787),
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Art for the Soul exhibition by residents of Abundant Living Adult Day Services, a series offering creative opportunities which provide comfort, satisfaction, and an overall sense of well-being. Featured artwork includes photography, collages, sculptures, and paintings. On view through Nov. 12 • “Imprints” features three exhibitions through Nov. 19: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam,” Vietnam veteran Thomas L. Floyd’s lithographs and paintings in his work “Principles and Reality,” woodblock prints from Mona Wu • Free admission, donations appreciated. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through Oct. 22: “Outside Inside:” Paintings by Rail Walk studio artist Jim Haymaker and Woodwork by exhibiting guest wood artist, Jerry Michael. New hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, or if the “open” flag is flying. 704-431-8964,
NC day trips — • Oct. 19: leaf viewing on Blue Ridge Parkway in Pisgah National Forest, $15, lunch not included, register by Oct. 3 • Nov. 16: Biltmore House, tour gardens, dine at finest restaurant, take Christmas Candlelight Tour, $100, dinner and admission included, register by Oct. 7 • For 18 and older. Bus departs from Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis, payment is due on or before registration deadline. Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department 704-920-4343. Program brochure at
Fall mountain trip — Oct. 19: Fall leaves, farm market, heading for attractions in cherokee. Depart 7 a.m. from the YMCA, $50 transportation only. Will stop for breakfast snack; lunch, dinner on your own. Arrival time home, 8 p.m. J F Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 -636-0111.
Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C. — November 15-17: includes hotel, two shows at Palace Theater, Ripley’s Museum, meals, deluxe motorcoach transportation. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Bethlehem, Pa., The Christmas City — Dec. 7-9: includes hotel, meals, night tour of city, Moravian church, Moravian museum, shopping. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800.
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: 704-267-9439,
Gold Hill Rail Trail — Hiking, biking trail begins at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 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 — Live shows, amusement rides, concerts, a three-mile Wild West steam locomotive adventure., 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook.
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Fall hours:9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, 1–5 p.m., Sunday. Museum hours, train ride schedules are seasonal. See for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN,
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — “When We Fought Ourselves-1861-1865,”with local emphasis. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Exhibit: Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755–1808). Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students. For group tours call 704-636-0103.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 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. Info: 704-279-5783.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474,
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays. Operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912.
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from NC. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, free. 704-934-2320,
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439,
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — The only NC Historic Site associated with French and Indian War. Free, Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — Help needed for folklife festival and ghost walk events, free volunteer training 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 8. Contact Nicole Cheslak 704-875-2312 ext. 304 or Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, 704-875-2312,
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815.www.historicrose
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Through Oct. 13: Aerospace fun. Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m. 704-372-6261,
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., Sunday, closed Monday. $8 adults and children age one and older, younger than age one free. 704-372-6261,
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — $6 ages 2 and older; younger than 2 free. Closed Monday.
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage. Town Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead between NC 73 and NC 731. www.towncreek.
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
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — A loan of ten works of Rodin from the personal collection of Iris Cantor. General admission $15, students, children, seniors, military discounted, children six and under free.
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Noon–5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.$5 general admission. 919-513-0946,
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — 3-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9: Music of the Carolinas – Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks; free. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh —Through Nov. 6: Art inspires, science educates. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Free general admission. 919-733-7450, .
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Train and ornithopter rides not included in admissin price. 919-220-5429,
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Tuesday-Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111,
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — Home of the Animal Discovery Zoological Park. 336-288-3769,
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. 336-574-2898,