Roundabout: What's happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 29, 2011

The holidays continue
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, noon-4p.m. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
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,
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,
John Tosco’s New Years Eve — Doors open 7:30, music 8 p.m., Saturday Dec. 31: A family-friendly variety show in the spirit of The Ed Sullivan Show. General admission $21.11 at the Box Office, CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000. The McGlohon Theatre, 345 North College St., downtown Charlotte.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — • Through Dec. 31:Holiday Lights at the Garden, a display of a half-million lights •Tonight, Dec. 29: 6-8:30 p.m., acoustic guitarist Chris Hertz •Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31: from 6-8:30 p.m., James East on the piano •These evenings include model train displays, carriage rides, family Christmas Crafts, holiday carols, the spectacular 16-foot-tall Orchid Tree featuring more than 300 orchids, hot chocolate, holiday music, shopping •Admission $12 adults, $11 seniors 60+, $6 children 4-12. Nov. 25-Dec. 31 •Carriage rides Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights through Dec. 31, 6.50 adults, $4.50 children •6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Check website for up-to-date listings at
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,
See Night Life for more New Year’s Eve opportunities
Music & more
Opera world premiere at UNCC — 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9: “Songs of the Fisherman,” chamber opera by Timothy Nelson inspired by Homer’s “Odyssey” and the Genesis creation story. Belk Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, UNCC campus. Tickets $9, 704-687-1849,
A Night of Jazz and Swing — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20: The Brubakers and Salisbury Swing Band featuring Lonnie Carpenter. Tickets $20, under 18 $5. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. No reserved seating. Info 704-798-2821.
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,
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • Charley Pride, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012• Sara Evans, Saturday, Feb. 25• The Moody Blues, Friday, March 30. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
‘Agnes the Giant, free tonight at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29: Reading of dark comedy by Kelly Doyle. Free admission. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.orgOld Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15: Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405,
Loretta Swit in ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ — Jan. 24-29, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte., 704-372-1000 or box office in the Belk Theater lobby, 130 N. Tryon St.
This & That
Concord Book Club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, discussing “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown. Registration requested, 704-920-2053, Concord Library meeting room, 27 Union St., N
Ichibancon animé convention — Jan. 5-8: Celebrate Japanese animated films and shows, J-pop/rock, including Otaku flea market, raves, formal ball, AMV contest, Otaku craft fair, more. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte. www.ichibancon. com, group/NCRowanCountyanime/
Big Band Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7: Big Band Dance featuring The Hi-Liters, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Cabarrus Literacy Council literacy tutor training — 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, Kannapolis Library meeting room, 850 Mountain St. Participants instructed on the adult learner, the Laubach Way of Reading, tutor resources, procedures. 30 minute lunch break, bring bag lunch, water provided. Registration, information at or 704-920-ABCD.
Art Sale from the RJ Reynolds Collection — Feb. 10-12. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Sale of hundreds of pieces of artwork to benefit local arts organizations and artists. Not an auction. $5 entry fee, held at Mountcastle Forum and Reynolds Place in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem. 336-747-1412,
Rowan Helping Ministries musical fundraiser — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20: A Night of Jazz and Swing with The Brubakers and Salisbury Swing Band featuring Lonnie Carpenter. Tickets $20, under 18 $5. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. No reserved seating. Info 704-798-2821.
Night Life
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, Dec. 30: Deejay Curtis Treece. Saturday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve party with Big Sam. Wednesday-Saturday; lunch Sunday; Monday night football 7 p.m. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Dec. 29:karoke performance by Paul T. Bike Night 6-9 p.m. Mondays; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; karaoke 7-close Friday-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Spencer Buffet, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 6 p.m., Wednesdays: karaoke. 704-633-1200.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Dec. 30: Bluegrass band Piedmont Natural Grass, no cover • 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 31: New Year’s eve bash with Motel Soap, Salisbury’s all-star classic rock band. Tickets available now: $15 each, $25 couple, 704-797-0093,
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Live music New Year’s Eve with Soakin Wet. 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. 31 New Years Eve bash with Shield of Salvation, Arms of Mercy, All of a Kind (AoK) and Broken Yesterday. Bring snacks and drinks to share. 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.
New Years Eve bash at The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Dec. 31: Bubonik Funk and Public Speakers, tickets at www.the
‘The Spongetones’ New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Double Door Inn — Saturday, Dec. 31, 18+ show, tickets at
‘Simplified’ New Year at The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Saturday, Dec. 31: 18 + show, tickets at
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass 6-10 p.m., open jam begins at 8 p.m. Historic Village of Gold Hill,, 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.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Dec. 30: Bring $5 gift for Dirty Santa. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
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
Annual Rowan County history course — Weekly, February-May, sponsored by Rowan Museum and Historic Salisbury Foundation. Course on 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 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: 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,
Register for winter classes at Waterworks — Artists’ talks/ demonstrations: 7-8:30 p.m., four Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17, tuition $15/session or 4/$50 • My Career as an Illustrator – Walter Stanford. Discussion and demonstration of working with pastels • Why Impressionism? – Phyllis Steimel. Thoughts from an artist who studies the principles of Impressionism and Fauvism • Post-Impressionism – Don Moore. They set the stage for the major art movements of the 20th Century • Within the Wood – Rick Sorensen. Demonstration of the art of wood sculpture ••• Studio classes: •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,
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — 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, www.PattLegg. 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 . 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, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
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, for details.
NC Rowan County Anime Group to show film — 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18: animé classic Robot Carnival.” Rowan Public Library, Fisher 201 W. Fisher St.,
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 Christopher Lusher, 1-304-690-2500,
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, accompanist will be provided.49 Spring St. SW, Concord.
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 for audition slot and a copy of ‘sides.’ Bring two copies of picture resume. Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
Call for writers
Rose Post competition — Encouraging the creation of lasting nonfiction work outside the realm of conventional journalism with relevance to North Carolinians. Coordinated by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles, interviews, place/history pieces, culture criticism. First-, second-, third-place winners receive cash. Submissions postmarked by Monday, Jan. 16 to: North Carolina Writers’ Network, Attn: Rose Post Competition, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. Checks made payable to North Carolina Writers’ Network. See for complete guidelines.
Call for photographers
Carolina Artists Photo Expo 2012 — First-time-ever exclusive showing and competitive judging of photographs by amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and up, March 21-23 2012, Salisbury Civic Center. Cash prizes, ribbons awarded. Information, entry guidelines at Questions?
Call for musicians
Songwriting contest — Waterworks Visual Arts Center hosts songwriting competition in conjunction with Art of Faiths exhibition, sponsored by Dr. Phillip Burgess and Daryl Bruner. Texts for the songs are the Poems of American Slavery found in “I Lay My Stitches Down” by Cynthia Grady, illustrated by exhibiting artist Michele Wood. Songs may be for vocal solo, duets, choral, etc. Must be an original composition, not an arrangement of a currently published work. Copies of the texts available at Waterworks. If chosen, you must provide a performer for your original work. Top winners will be presented at a closing reception in February. Deadline for submission Jan. 18, 2012. First Prize $300; second prize $200; third prize $100. All prizes based on quality of works submitted. Mail copies of your work to Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Music Competition, 123 E. Liberty Street, Salisbury NC 28144. Call 704-636-1882 with questions.
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 are accepting original work, up to two pieces per artist, for Fiber Art show on Jan. 21. $5 per entry. Pieces will be 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 the Arts Council Gallery. Juried review open to artists and art groups in all mediums. Complete submission guidelines at, “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 inclusion in “Art of the Auction,” a silent and live auction event, to be held at the Museum’s East Building Saturday, April 14, 2012. Proceeds from Art of the Auction will benefit Museum programs. Must be original and recent works of art created by the artist submitting the entry and not to exceed 32 x 32 x 32 inches, selected for inclusion based upon the aesthetic considerations that guide the North Carolina Museum of Art’s collecting principles. All categories of art will be accepted. Submission details and full Request for Proposal at Deadline Jan. 31, 2012.
Home and garden
Orchid Spectacular at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — Annual showcase of orchids Jan. 20-March 18: guests “join” a 19th century orchid expedition. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490,
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.
Green Goat Gallery hosts ‘Family Ties,’ 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Family Ties, exhibit featuring paintings by father and daughter artists Dennis Mial, Tamiko LaSharma Patterson. 704-639-0606, . Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
‘Petals and Wings’ at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Petals and Wings: Works in Cut Paper” by Ingrid Erickson, through Jan. 28. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or whenever the green open flag is flying. 413-884-4499,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — “Art of Faiths, Religions of the World” along with Artist Invitational through Feb. 11, 2012. A multi-year program exploring diversity of faiths. This year features artists Ed Byers, Robert Doares (posthumously), Michele Wood: Christianity. Upcoming years, will feature the art of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism • 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,
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “Threads of Identity: Contemporary Maya Textiles,” peoples of Guatemala and southeastern Mexico renowned for time-honored tradition of magnificent attire. $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Romare Bearden’s “Southern Recollections” through Jan. 8. Same hours, admission as above. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Domestic Bliss: Art at Home in Britain and America, 1780-1840”in the West Bedroom Gallery through May 20, 2012. Admission to this exhibition as well as “Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” on view through Dec. 31, is included in price of admission. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — Through Jan. 28, 2012: “Collecting North Carolina Pottery for 75 Years.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430,
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.
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Winter Fever: A 25-minute train ride aboard classic train cars pulled by an antique diesel locomotive. Tickets can be purchased at Barber Junction Visitor’s Center at N.C. Transportation Museum through Dec. 31 at 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 p.m. Regular museum admission applies, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and active military and $6 for children. Children 2 and under ride free. 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. — The Utzman-Chambers House is closed for the winter months. 704-633-5946.
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.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — For special tours call 704-279-4979. Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. 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 North Carolina. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission 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, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — Tuesday-Saturday, admission free. 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, open Tuesday-Saturday. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 7 and 1-4 p.m., Jan. 8: Civil War Winter Quarters and Homefront , see how Civil War soldiers survived brutal winters encamped with the armies, how women and children survived at home, more. Free with regular site admission. 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, — Extended hours for Mummies of the World exhibition: Open until 6 p.m. through Dec. 30. Advance tickets recommended for world’s largest collection of real mummies. Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 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 Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday. Admission $8 for adults and children age one and older, children younger than age one are free. 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.orgCharlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — Through Dec 31: Family programs on winter creatures. Full schedule listing at 704-372-6261,
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — Free. 704-568-1774,
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — 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. Located on Town Creek Mound Road approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. www.towncreek.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Monday-Sunday. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300 or
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 — At the Speed of a Girl, Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting, through July 29, 2012. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Monday-Sunday. Free general admission. 919-733-7450, .
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — $10.85 adults; seniors, military, children discounted; fhildren age two and younger free. Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429,
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Tuesday-Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — Home of the Animal Discovery Zoological Park and OmniSphere Dome Theater, NC’s only 40 foot digital dome experience. 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,
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