Roundabout: What's happening
Rowan Helping Ministries musical fundraiser — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20: A Night of Jazz and Swing at Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium 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.
This & That
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.
Planetarium Show – ‘A Tour of the Stars’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21: The starry night sky of winter rarely disappoints – what are the visible constellations and bright stars of the season and how do you locate them? Current month star maps will be provided. 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.
Ichiancon animé convention — Jan. 5-8: Otaku fle market, raves, formal ball, AMV contest, Otaku craft fair, more; Charlotte. http:\ichibanon.com for directions. www.groups.yahoo.com/ group/NCRowanCountyanime/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-920-ABCD.
The Great Books Discussion Group — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10: Discussing Karl Marx’s Alienated Labour. Concord Library auditorium. Register at 704-920-2054, 27 Union St., N., Concord, email@example.com
Concord teen book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, discussing “City of Ember ” by Jeanne DuPrau. Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library teen area, 27 Union St., N.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers and forums
‘Civil War Railroads’ by historian Matthew Bumgarner — 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7: The role of North Carolina’s western-most railroads during the Civil War and the after effects during Reconstruction; program followed by book signing. N.C. Transportation Museum’s Bob Julian Roundhouse. 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Waterworks gallery talk onRobert Doares — 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24: Exhibiting artist Robert Doares’ (posthumously) series “Immanuel, God with Us: The Life of Christ in Art” highlighted in a gallery talk by the Rev. Dale Steele from LightShine Ministries, which arranged to bring the 54-piece series to NC. RSVP 704-636-1882. Free. Exhibition on view through Feb. 11. 123 E. Liberty St, www.waterworks.org
Music & more
B.B. King with Damon Fowler at Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday Jan. 12 and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Tickets start at $59.50, Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Jeff Whittington’s Brand New Opry at theDavis Theatre — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12: Bluegrass variety show, $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www. cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre.
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, www.performances.uncc.edu
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, https://tix.carolinatix.org/
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • Charley Pride, Saturday, Jan. 14• Vietnamese concert, Friday, Jan. 27: variety show of Vietnamese pop singers, country singers, power ballad singers, comedians; free• Chippendales, Saturday, Feb. 11• Sara Evans, Saturday, Feb. 25• The Moody Blues, Friday, March 30. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
‘Colin Quinn: Long Story Short’ at Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, tickets begin at $44.50. Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Paula Poundstone at Knight Theater — 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, tickets begin at $24.50. Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15: Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
‘Mary’s Wedding’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 7:30 p.m., Jan. 12–22: World War I interferes with Mary and Charlie’s relationship. Tickets $10. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-538-1742, www.burningcoal.org
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., www.groups.yahoo.com/group/NCRowanCountyanime/
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6: Blazin’ Blues Bob, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7: Salisbury singer/songwriter CaLeb Hill. 704-797-0093, www. thebluevine.com
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., — Friday nights: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. Saturday nights: Open juke box nite, come play your favorite songs. 704-638-8996.
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — 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.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Monday night football 7 p.m. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday Jan. 7: Downpor and Worship Warriors. 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.
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — 9:30 and 11 p.m., Fridays: Live jazz,upper level lounge, $7 cover, $5 members. Twitter, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 5:karoke performance by Jeff Bumgarner. 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.
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.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. 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.
Singles dance, Oriental Shrine Club — 8 p.m.-midnight, first Friday, Dec. 2. Oriental Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Rd., Greensboro. $10 at door. Business casual attire. Deejay Fast Freddie Thompson, 704-636-8348.
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, www.DSBG.org
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Titanic: The Musical’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday, Feb. 5-6: Come with prepared song, be ready to move, also reading from the script. Performance dates April-May 13. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
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 email@example.com for audition slot and a copy of ‘sides.’ Bring two copies of picture resume. Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
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.
“Discovering Your Inner Wisdom Thru SoulCollage[0xae]” workshop — 1-4:30 p.m., Feb. 4: A simple process of cutting and pasting images from magazines helps participants create cards to help access inner wisdom, $45, Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., basement of Haven Lutheran Church.
SoulCollage[0xae] open studio — 7-9 p.m., Jan. 11, Campbell Farm in China Grove, $25 includes materials, light refreshments. Registration 704-857-7503 or 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
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.
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, 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org
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: 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
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
Card Making Class at the Y — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, next class Jan. 12, 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 email@example.com . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Community weight loss challenge — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-March 20: ten-week program of classes, lose weight and have chance to win money or prizes, $35. To pre-register call 704-638-0165.
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. Deadline March 7, 2012. Information/ entry guidelines at www.thecarolinaartists. org. Questions? email@example.com
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 Mr. Daryl Bruner. Texts for the songs are the Poems of American Slavery found in the book “I Lay My Stitches Down” by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by exhibiting artist Michele Wood. The 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 is Jan. 18, 2012. First Prize $300; second prize $200; third prize $100. Note: 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
Red Show and Art Auction fundraiser — Rail Walk Studios & Gallery seeks donations of art for upcoming Red Show and Art Auction fundraiser Feb. 2-March 31. Proceeds of auction go to The Red Cross. Donations of any categories of art accepted with red theme or the color red playing a key part. No framed work. Works on paper, matted or not matted will be accepted. Canvases must be wired for hanging. Works must be original and not to exceed 24″X24″X24″. Donating artist will receive a free entry ticket to the auction event. Donations accepted through Feb. 1 at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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 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 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 www.ncartmuseum.org/auction. Deadline Jan. 31, 2012.
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.
Last week of ‘New Tomorrows’ at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Art students of Rowan Helping Ministries’ “New Tomorrows” outreach program studied Jackson Pollack, created their own Pollack-style paintings. Through Jan. 7 •“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 • Robert Doares’ series “Immanuel, God with Us: The Life of Christ in Art” , through Feb. 11 • 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 • 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. www.mintmuseum.org
Last weekend, free admission at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Romare Bearden’s “Southern Recollections:” Museum is open free to the public Jan. 7-8 for celebrations, music, food, special programs, before the “Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections exhibition” closes in Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
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 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
TripsTravel to Italy with the Salisbury Symphony — Aug. 31-Sep. 12: to celebrate Director David Hagy’s 25th season as he teaches Wake Forest University students in Venice. $5,890 includes $500 tax-deductible donation to the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society. Deadline for reservations Feb. 29. 704-637-4314, nadasitaly.com
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. 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: 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
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 — See www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
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. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed for the winter months. 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Closed for winter months. 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. 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, www.priceoffreedom.us
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. 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. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
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, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., admission free. 704-721-4653, email@example.com
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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, www.lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. www.historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Extended hours for Mummies of the World exhibition. Advance tickets recommended for world’s largest collection of real mummies. Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — $8 for adults and children age one and older/ children younger than age one free. 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.orgCharlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — Upcoming event: Chicken Day – Calling All Cluckers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, crafts, puppet shows, storytelling. Free with museum admission. Full schedule listing at 704-372-6261, www.charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — “Our Lives Our Stories” exhibit closing family day: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7: last opportunity for this exhibit with educational activities. Free. 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
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.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — •A loan of ten works of Rodin • Rembrandt in America • Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver • “Presence/Absence” • John James Audubon’s Birds of America • Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — First Friday, Jan. 6: open late until 10 p.m. Members of the cast of the North Carolina Opera’s January production of Les Enfants Terribles perform live at 7 and 9 p.m. $5 general admission. 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. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Special exhibit – Genghis Khan, through Jan. 16. Largest collectionassembled of the treasures of the Empire of Genghis Khan. Adults $14/ Seniors, students, military $10/ Children 5-11 $8. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences. org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Through Jan. 15: Wonderland Express,exhibit featuring indoor railway, immersive, handcrafted naturalistic environment where model trains whistle through a Carolina winter landscape. Adults $14/ Seniors, students, military $11/ Children 3-12 $10. Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Fancy Nancy Day: 10 a.m.-2: p.m.Saturday, Jan.7, free with paid admission•Rockets and Robots Party: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16. registration required• Adults and children over 1: $7/ Children under 1 free. 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive— Only through Jan. 8: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Admission includes Titanic, Museum, Zoo, $21 adults/ $20 seniors/ $20 children 3-13. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Curious George traveling exhibit through Jan. 22. Adults $8/ Children 12 months and older $8. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com