Roundabout: What's happening
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘It Runs in the Family’— Through Dec. 17, hilarious farce. Adults $15, students/seniors $12, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ — 8 p.m., Dec. 16, 17, 2:30 p.m., Dec. 18: “A little song, a little dance, a little eggnog down your pants.” $15/$12. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte presents ‘Jingle Jangle Christmas’ — Through Dec. 23; Musical comedy set in 1944 Christmas Eve. 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251 or www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org
Davidson Community Players present ‘Retrieving the Lamb’ — Through Dec. 18, for ages 7+, “funny, tense and sweet,” with a touch of Christmas magic. 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
Shakespeare’s Henry V (on Trapeze) at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 18, tickets $20; $15 students, seniors and active military. In collaboration with the NYC-based Fight or Flight. Appropriate for all ages. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
Loretta Swit (Hot Lips Houlihan) headlines ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ — Jan. 24-29 in the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte. Written by Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally) and Delia Ephron. BlumenthalArts.org, 704-372-1000 or box office in the Belk Theater lobby, 130 N. Tryon St.
North Rowan High Glee Club holiday performances — 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 15 with NRHS chorus at NRHS auditorium • Noon and 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec 17 at NC Transportation Museum, Spencer • Noon, Tuesday, Dec. 20 Rufty-Holmes Center. Free, open to the public.
‘Laser Holidays’ family planetarium show — 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17: Heartwarming program of favorite holiday music and laser light images including “Sleigh Ride,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Frosty the Snowman,” more. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Adults $3, 12 and under $2. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
“The Nutcracker” with the Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Dance Theatre — 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18. Keppel Auditorium, reserved seating.Tickets and information 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org
Downtown Salisbury Christmas —•Camp Christmas Child Care, Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St., complete your downtown Christmas shopping, leave children ages 5-12 attended and engaged with arts, crafts, and entertainment, lunch and snacks provided, reservations strongly suggested, Laura Potter, Rowan County Youth Services Bureau, 704-633-5636, ext. 104•New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower, Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Bell Tower Park, S. Jackson and W. Innes, live music, cookies, hot cider, cocoa, win your chance to be the first to ring the bells•Downtown Salisbury, Inc., 704-637-7814.
Santa at the N.C. Transportation Museum — Santa Train rides Dec. 17-18. $12/person. Advance tickets at www.nctrans.org. Santa Train rides scheduled every 45 minutes, starting at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays •Cookies and Cocoa with Santa (evening train ride with St. Nick, same dates 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m.), advance tickets only, $15 adults, $12 children 3-12, free for age 2 and under •Breakfast with Santa, same dates 8, 9, 10 a.m.), advance tickets only, $10 adults, $8 children 2-12, free for age 1 and under. NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, 704-636-2889 ext. 237, www.nctrans.org
Children’s JC Price Post #107 Christmas event — 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17: Sponsored by the Children and Youth committee and members, with storyteller Dr. Patricia Trueblood (aka Grandma Honey), Christmas carols, prizes, refreshments, karoke carols, candy and fruit bags. Children must be with a parent or guardian. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, 704-638-0160, facebook-jamesc.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — Open for holiday weekend tours, 704-636-0103
Fridays@First — Noon,Dec. 16: Winter Jazz! Holiday music performed by jazz trio. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Free with limited seating. 704-636-3121.
Spencer Christmas — • Candlelight Tour of Churches: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, fourth annual self-guided tour is free, trolley rides available, seating is limited, meet at Spencer Shops at 5:30. $1 for all riders over the age of 3 • Spencer’s Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest: 6-9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12-Wednesday, Dec. 14: Decorate your home and yard , winners notified the following week. For information about any of these events visit www.spencerhometownholidays.com
Mocksville Christmas — All events on Main St., Mocksville•Downtown Mocksville horse and buggy rides, 6:30-8 p.m., Saturday Dec. 17, tickets $7, children 5 and under free•www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
Carolina Christmas light show — 6-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31: Drive-through Christmas light park, Charlotte Motor Speedway, exit 49 off I-85. Tickets online or at gate, $20 per car, truck or SUV up to eight passengers. 1-800-455-FANS, www.charlottemotorspeedway.com
Marc Hoffman gives holiday performances — 2-5:30 p.m., Dec. 16, 17: Local pianist and singer plays Christmas jazz and standards at Ballantyne Resort, 10000 Ballantyne Commons, Charlotte. www.marchoffman.com
‘A Christmas Memory’ at Reynolda House — 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18: the one-woman play “A Christmas Memory” marks the museum’s 25th anniversary of the play adapted from the Truman Capote story. Admission $12, 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Holidays at Hickory Furniture Mart — Saturday, Dec. 17 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Violin and Cello duet by Tyler and Dylan Hefner • Saturday, December 17, 2-4 p.m., String Quartet by Les Amis
E.H. Montgomery General Store Bluegrass Christmas— 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23: bluegrass jam, finger foods, lots of music. Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill.com . 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont — Holiday Lights at the Garden through Dec. 31: Half million lights, a Christmas tree created with hundreds of orchids, carriage rides, live entertainment, hot drinks, snacks, custom designed model train display, visits by Santa. Admission $12 adults, $11 seniors 60+, $6 children 4-12. www.DSBG.org.
WBT Holiday on Ice — Through Jan. 8: The area’s only outdoor skating rink, $9, skate rental $3, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Charlotte, www.wbtholidayonice.com
NC Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker — Through Dec. 18: Tickets $25-$79, Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org
Old Salem Christmas candlelight tours — Dec. 16, 17, 22, 23. Tickets $20/adult, $15/child, 1-800-441-5305 to reserve a spot.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — The Annual Old Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House Saturday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 1, -4p.m. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
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Music & more
Jeff Whittington’s Christmas Brand New Opry at theDavis Theater — 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 15: Bluegrass variety show, Christmas version. $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts council.org/davis-theatre.
Preservation Hall Jazz BandCreole Holiday Tour — Music 7-9 p.m., doors open 5 p.m., Dec. 16: mixing their traditional New Orleans jazz with a few holiday songs (www.preservationhall. com). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. Advance general admission $20, DOS $25. 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
North Carolina Symphony New Year’s concert spectacle — 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31: An annual tradition, “New Year’s in Vienna,” conducted by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, featuring soprano Sari Gruber. Tickets start at $33. Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 877-627-6724, www.ncsymphony.org
UNCC Department of Music presents opera’s world premiere — 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9: “Songs of the Fisherman,” chamber opera by Timothy Nelson, director of American Opera Theater, written for tenor and dancer, with an accompanying ensemble of string quartet, piano and percussion. Belk Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets $9/$7/$6. 704-687-1849, www.performances. uncc.edu
The Moody Blues come to the Blumenthal — March 26: Tickets start at $49.50. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts. org, https://tix.carolinatix.org/
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • Charley Pride, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012• The Moody Blues, Friday, March 30, 2012. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
This & That
Rock laser show ‘Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon’ — 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec, 17: Features favorites from the album including “Money,” “The Great Gig in the Sky,” “Breathe,” “Brain Damage,” “Time,” and others set to full-color, full-dome laser graphic images and designs. Viewer Discretion advised, some songs may contain lyrics and images inappropriate for young children. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Adults $5, 12 and under $3. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
Christmas at Cauble Creek Vineyard — Saturday, Dec. 17: live holiday music, open until 8 p.m.700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury.
TNA live impact wrestling — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4: First 4 rows $50 (includes meet and greet at 5:30); Rows 5-10 $35; other seats $20. Ticketmaster.com, TM outlets. $5 parking. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49,Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — Dec. 16: Darrell Harwood and the CWB • 7-10 p.m. every Friday: 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, every Friday and Satur, aday night: karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Monday night football 7 p.m. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — Saturday, Dec. 17: Genia Woods live, along with open mic for all talent. Doors open 8 p.m.704-245-6461, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Dec. 15:karoke performance by Katie Hughes. Bike Night 6-9 p.m. Mondays; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; karaoke 7-close Friday-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
The Shack, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 7-p.m., Thursdays: karaoke. 704-637-0500.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Dec. 16: Gigi Dover and the Big Love, $5 cover • 9–11:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17: Lonnie Carpenter, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Dec 17: live music with Monkey Wrench. Tuesdays, open mic nite 9 p.m.; Wednesdays World Tavern poker; Thursdays 8-ball tournament, deejay and karaoke with Cherokee; Fridays free jam session with Monkey Wrench. 704-636-2583
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Dec. 17: Sound Of Faith and God’s Garage Band. Dec. 16, Toys for Tots fundraiser. Open 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 — Friday Night Bluegrass 6-10 p.m., open jam begins at 8 p.m. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 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.
Annual Rowan County history course — Sigh up now. Weekly, February through May, sponsored by Rowan Museum and Historic Salisbury Foundation. Local history taught by various speakers at various locations. 704- 636-0103 to sign up, $35.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson, K-12 Certified Art Educator and Artist. Lessons include papier mache animals, mask making, watercolor painting basics, observational and gesture drawing, printmaking, handmade paper and bookmaking, collage, clay, weaving, your requests. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499. 409 N. Lee St. Email: email@example.com with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Draw or Paint the Figure — Work from a live model each Wednesday 1-4 p.m., $5 hr, no instruction. Rail Walk Studio & Gallery, 409 N Lee St. Contact Rachel Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
PPT Youth Winter Workshops — • Jan. 14: Stage makeup workshop for students who enjoy doing stage makeup • Jan. 21: Light design workshop for students who enjoy working backstage. For times, fees, registration Piedmont Players Theatre, 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com
Sign up for Spring classes at Waterworks — •Life Drawing, instructors Robert Toth, Phyllis Steimel, Robert Crum, Don Moore, eight Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 14, $200 ($160 members), includes model •Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, instructor Beth Wright, six Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 14, $180 ($150 members) •Beginning/Intermediate Painting, instructor Phyllis Steimel, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 16, $150 ($120 members) •Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills, instructor Wayne Wrights, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 16, $180 ($150 members) •704-636-1882 to register, information www.waterworks.org
Zumba fitness — •6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury in old YMCA gym on Fulton St. •6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church in Salisbury •6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, Hwy 150, email@example.com for details.
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Beginner, intermediate ongoing classes Tuesdays 1-3 p.m., 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, www.PattLeggFineArtStudio.com
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ongoing series, 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 — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m. $10, all supplies included. Call Terri Dockins 704-636-0111. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 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.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Dec: 16: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Highlighters Dance Club — First and third Fridays, doors open 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Singles 40 and over; former members who remarry are welcome. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. Free set ups provided, bring your own snacks. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-536-5561.
Appalachian film fest — Ninth annual Appalachian Film Festival accepting submissions for Feb. 25-26, 2012 festival. Entry forms and submission guidelines: www.appyfilmfest. com/pages/entries.htm or enter at www.withoutabox.com/ Christopher Lusher, 1-304-690-2500, email@example.com
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre ‘Broadway Babies’ — 7-9 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 9-10. For ages 10-18, prepare to a sing a verse and the chorus of a Broadway song. No recorded music, an accompanist will be provided.49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Burning Coal Theatre Company’s ‘Across the Holy Tell’ — 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, for a staged reading of June Guralnick’s Across the Holy Tell, directed by Jonathan McCarter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for audition slot and a copy of ‘sides.’ Bring two copies of picture resume. Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
Call for photographers
Carolina Artists Photo Expo 2012 — First-time-ever exclusive showing, competitive judging of photographs by amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and up, March 21-23 2012, Salisbury Civic Center. Cash prizes, ribbons awarded. Iinformation/entry guidelines at www.thecarolinaartists. org. Questions? email@example.com
Call for musicians
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
Call for fiber artists — Green Goat Gallery and TranqWool Knitting Provisions accepting original work, up to two pieces per artist, for Fiber Art show Jan. 21. $5 per entry. Pieces available for sale during show. Entries accepted through Jan. 14. Green Goat Gallery 704-639-0606 or TranqWool Knitting Provisions 704-431-4527.
Call for artists for Caldwell County 2013 gallery exhibit — Caldwell Arts Council accepting portfolios with resumes, artist statements, biographies from artists or art groups interested in exhibiting in 2013 at Arts Council Gallery. Juried review open to artists and art groups in all mediums. Submission guidelines at www.caldwellarts.com, “For and About Artists” then “Portfolio Submission Guidelines.” Deadline Jan. 13, 2012. Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, NC, 828-754-2486.
N.C. Museum of Art seeks art for auction fundraiser — Request for proposals for original works of art to be considered for “Art of the Auction,” a silent and live auction event at the Museum’s East Building Saturday, April 14. Proceeds benefit Museum programs. Must be original and recent works of art created by the artist submitting the entry, not to exceed 32 x 32 x 32 inches, selected for inclusion based upon aesthetic considerations of NC Museum of Art. All categories of art accepted. Submission details and full Request for Proposal at www.ncartmuseum.org/auction. Deadline Jan. 31, 2012.
Home and garden
Eighth annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 27-29: Thousands of square feet of exhibits. $5 parking.Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49,Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com
Lee exhibit at Tastebuds, 106 N. Main St. — Exhibit of architecture by Woodleaf artist Rachel Lee through Feb. 2012. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 704-245-4134 or Facebook.
Highland Avenue Art gallery, 1031 Highland Ave. — Across the street from RRMC. Art gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m., reservations 704-636-8134. Associated with Harrison’s Florist.
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Last week for group exhibition “Handle with Care,” glass art paired with paintings and photographs, plus annual Shop Seagrove show through Dec. 21. 704-920-ARTS, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — “Art of Faiths, Religions of the World” along with Artist Invitational through Feb. 11, 2012. Multi-year program exploring diversity of faiths. This year features Christianity with artists Ed Byers, Robert Doares, Michele Wood. • Ten regional artists exhibit mixed media work in the ninth annual Artist Invitational: Lisa Durbin, Ric Erkes, Sharon Hamilton, Mary Linn Norvell, Cara Reische, Kirsten Reynolds, Ron Slack, Mark Stephenson, Matthew Thomason, Wayne Wrights • Art students of Rowan Helping Ministries’ “New Tomorrows” outreach program studied Jackson Pollack, created their own Pollack-style paintings. Through Jan. 7 • 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, www.waterworks.org
Green Goat Gallery hosts opening, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Family Ties, paintings by father and daughter artists Dennis Mial, Tamiko LaSharma Patterson. 704-639-0606, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Final two days of exhibit at Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St. — “Mark of the Fire” by husband and wife potters William Baker and Joy Tanner. Through Dec. 16. Gallery hours 10 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday. 704-209-1632.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Petals and Wings: Works in Cut Paper” by Ingrid Erickson, through Jan. 28. Rail Walk gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or whenever the green open flag is flying. 413-884-4499, email@example.com
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation. 250 years ago seventeen-year old Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz left her family to marry King George III. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Sheila Hicks: Fifty Years, through Jan. 29, 2012. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through Dec. 31. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. 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 — Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill — 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Gold Hill Rail Trail — 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — 704-216-7803.
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Last chance this year to drive an antique steam locomotive. “At the Throttle” Dec. 17, $150, schedule rides at 704-636-2889 ext. 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — “When We Fought Ourselves-1861-1865,” 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed for the winter months. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — Open for holiday weekend tours, 704-636-0103
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Closed for winter months except for The Annual Old Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House Saturday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 1, noon-4p.m. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — 704-279-5783.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — 704-721-4653, reed@ncdcr. gov
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — farm, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — www.historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Mummies of the World Exhibition Advance tickets recommended for world’s largest collection of real mummies. Bring new or gently used coat for Coats for Kids, receive complimentary Mummies tickets to be used on or before Dec. 23. All coats collected go to the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.orgCharlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — www.charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — A loan of ten works of Rodin from the personal collection of Iris Cantor. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — At the Speed of a Girl, Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting, through July 29, 2012. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org .
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com