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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.
‘Rhythm Nights’ at RPL — 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24: First in a series of storytelling, music, dance, poetry, open mic by local artists. This month: a musical performance by Michael and Gaynell Lambert, storytelling by Robert Jones. Also, local poetry clubs, groups, individuals invited to present their work during open mic. Free, appropriate for all ages, refreshments served. East Branch, Rockwell. 704-216-7732, email@example.com
8th annual GroundHawg Day in Uptown Lexington — 7:35 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2: Miss Charlotte the miniature potbellied pig comes out amid festivities, 336-249-0383.
Internationally acclaimed artist’s work to exhibit at UNCC — Jan. 19-March 15: Artist/architect Ann von Gwinner’s site-specific video installation “Betwixt and Between” at Center City gallery projects out onto Ninth Street and also into the lobby.
“The Original” model railroad show and sale — Jan. 28-29: 15th annual Cape Fear Model Railroad Society’s event, $5 adults, $3 children, 5 and under free. American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington. www.capefearmodelrailroadsociety.org
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
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
Music & more
North Carolina Symphony performs Chopin, Tchaikovsky — William Henry Curry, resident conductor; John Noel, piano. 8 p.m. •Thursday, Feb. 2: Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, Sanford•Friday, Feb. 3: Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, Henderson•Saturday, Feb. 4: Kenan Auditorium, UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington•ncsymphony.org/
North Carolina Symphony’s musical tour of Argentina — 8 p.m., Jan. 26-28: Concert showcasing “Tango Nuevo” •Memorial Hall, UNCChapel Hill Thursday, Jan. 26•Meymandi Concert Hall, downtown Raleigh, Friday-Saturday, Jan. 27-28•ncsymphony. org/
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/
Travis Trittat Knight Theater — 8 p.m., Friday Jan. 20: Special solo acoustic performance. Tickets start at $34.50, Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Merle Haggard comes to Greensboro — Saturday, April 14, tickets start at $37.50. War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, www.aeglive.com
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • 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• Diana RossSaturday , March 3• The Moody Blues, Friday, March 30. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Blowing Rock’s 14th Winterfest — Jan. 26-29, bonfires, toasted marshmallows, Polar Plunge, ice carvings, snowman building competition, all set in NC’s Prettiest Small Town. Full schedule of events at 877-750-4636, blowingrockwinterfest.com
Theater ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Davis Theatre, Concord — 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, tickets $49. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., downtown Concord, 7704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ — Feb. 9-12 and 15-18, tickets go on sale Feb. 6. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ — 8 p.m., February 9, 10, 11; 17, 18; 24, 25, 2:30 p.m., February 12, 19, 26. $15/$12/$10. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
‘The Color Purple’ at Ovens Auditorium — 8 p.m., January 20-21, presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. Tickets start at $34.50, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com. 2700 E. Independence Blvd., ovensauditorium.com,
Loretta Swit in ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ — Jan. 24-29 in the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. BlumenthalArts.org, 704-372-1000
‘Mary’s Wedding’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 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
Carolina Actors Studio Theater presents ‘Jack Goes Boating’ — Through Feb. 11: Date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal, the prevailing grace of the human spirit. NODA@28 St., 2424 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC 28205. Reservations www.NCCAST.com, 704-455-8542.
‘Oil City Symphony’ at Festival Stage of Winston-Salem — Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Hanesbrands Theatre, downtown Winston-Salem. Also Visiting Playwright Series discussion, 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27; pre-show talks with cast members, artistic staff at 1:15 p.m. before Sunday matinées; post-show talkbacks following 8 p.m. performances. www.festivalstage.org. Tickets $10-$37 at www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
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.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Jan. 20: Deejay Lynn “Redbone” King. Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20: Braxton O’Neal and The House Band; smooth solo guitar of Kenny T.• 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21: Kenny T., Deejay Underrated.$7 cover, $5 members. Doors open 8 p.m. Twitter, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 19:karoke performance by Terry Bowman. 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-midnight, Friday, Jan. 20: folk/adult contemporary with the Ashley Jo Farmer Band, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21: soul/ blues/funk with Brent Lawrence, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, Jan. 21: Live music by Altered View., Wednesday, World Tavern Poker; Thursday, 8-ball tournament and deejay/karaoke with Cherokee; Friday, free jam session with Monkey Wrench.
Two nights of music at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Friday, Jan. 20: Christian Metal night with Awaken, The Helper, Igniting the Sky, Stronger Than Hell, Signals the Sky, Free Entry • Saturday night: Battleground A.D., Tomorrows Awakening, Distance. 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.
Tinsley Ellis at The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. — Friday Jan. 27, doors 9 p.m./music 10 p.m., $15 advance/$17 DOS. CarolinaTix, or 1-800-594-TIXX or 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
Annual Rowan County history course begins in February — Weekly through 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.
Chrismon classes, all new designs — Beginner, Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • New beginner, Saturday, Feb. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Advanced, Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, email@example.com
First free design demonstratio of 2012 — 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 28: “Winter Wonderland and Valentines Designs.” Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739. www.piedmontfloralgalleries.com
“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.
Card Making Class at the Ytoday — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, next class Jan. 26. 6-8 p.m. $10, all supplies included. Call Terri Dockins 704-636-0111. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
PPT Youth Winter Workshops —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
Winter classes at Waterworks — Artists’ talks/demonstrations: 7-8:30 p.m., tuition $15/session • 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
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.
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.
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
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.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.
‘Miss Representation’ screening — 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21: Documentary exploring, challenging media’s limited, disparaging portrayals of women, girls; hosted by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch; followed by panel discussion. $10. Black Box Theatre, 405 N. Lee St. 919-923-6416, firstname.lastname@example.org, aauw-salisbury-nc.eventbrite.com
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
Call for writers
Lee Street Theatre’s third annual 10-minute play festival — Theme: “Six Feet Under.” Open call for scripts from residents of North, South Carolina. Submission deadline, scripts postmarked by March 31, 2012. Performance date June 6-9. Contact email@example.com for details.
Call for vendors
Art May-Ham 2012 — Randolph Arts Guild accepting applications to sell handmade fine arts and crafts items, May 5, downtown Asheboro. Deadline Wednesday, Feb. 29. 336-629-0399, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.randolphartsguild.com
Call for photographers
Carolina Artists Photo Expo 2012 — First-time-ever showing/ competitive judging of photographs by amateur, professional photographers, ages 18 and up, March 21-23, Salisbury Civic Center. Cash prizes, ribbons awarded. Deadline March 7. Information/ entry guidelines at www.thecarolinaartists.org. Questions? email@example.com
Call for musicians
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24: 2012-2013 concert season kick-off, Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, new members may join regular rehearsals for spring-summer concerts. Director Matthew Newton, 919-812-0742, www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — Acepting new members through February for spring season beginning Jan 12. Rehearsals 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, family life center of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2299 N. Main St., Kannapolis. Needed: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508.
Southern Piedmont Singers — 2 p.m. rehearsals at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis, for May concert to feature choral standards, new choral works, summer concert of Broadway and jazz favorites. New members also be accepted Jan. 22 and 29, simply show up at rehearsal. Damien Evans 704-224-7148, southernpiedmontsingers @gmail.com, www.facebook.com/ spsingers
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 artists — Rail Walk Studios & Gallery seeking donations of art for Red Show/Art Auction fundraiser showing Feb. 2, 2012-March 31. All proceeds of auction go to The Red Cross. Any categories of art accepted with red theme or the color red plays a 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 free entry to March 31 auction event. Donations accepted through Tues. Jan 31. Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N Lee St. Thurs-Sat 11AM-4PM email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Seeking pastel artists — The Pastel Society of NC in conjunction with Appalachian Pastel Society and Piedmont Pastel Society, hosts statewide exhibit for chalk pastelists. Entry deadline March 24. Exhibit dates June 1-30. Prospectus and information at www.pastelsocietyofnc.com. Additional questions, contact Patricia Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Action Day – Local artists who follow a sustainable approach encouraged to apply to sell their artwork April 14 at Earth Action Day at the mARTket, a fair featuring artists who create work fundamentally using recycled and up-cycled materials, in Chapel Hill. Registration deadline March 10, register at www.townofchapelhill.org
9th annual ‘Art On The Neuse’ — Outdoor Arts Festival in Oriental, NC on May 12. All media accepted, original art only. Outdoor booths (approx. 10 ftx10 ft) for the day $30, no commission charged on art sales. New artists must submit visuals and bio. See www.pamlicoarts. org/opportunities.html for guidelines and registration form.
ArtCycle seeking outdoor sculptures — ArtCycle of Spartanburg, SC seeks artists to create outdoor sculptures made from a substantial amount of recycled bicycle parts. Sculptures need not be made only of bicycle parts, nor need they be made of a specific percentage of bicycle parts. Information/applications at www.artcyclespartanburg.org
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. Proceeds from Art of the Auction 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 the aesthetic considerations that guide the NC Museum of Art’s collecting principles. All categories of art accepted. Submission details and full Request for Proposal at www.ncartmuseum.org/auction. Deadline Jan. 31.
Speakers and forums
Waterworks gallery talk onRobert Doares — 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
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
8th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 27-29, with celebrity guest Roger Hazzard, host of “Sell This House;” the latest in decorating, remodeling, landscaping, renovating. $7, 16 and under free. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Hwy 49. 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.The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Group exhibition “In And Out,” multi-media exhibition based on opposites. Through March 8. 704-920-ARTS, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Robert Doares’ series “Immanuel, God with Us: The Life of Christ in Art,” part of “Art of Faiths, Religions of the World” along with Artist Invitational through Feb. 11. Also features artists Ed Byers, Michele Wood: Christianity. • 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. 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, ingridaerickson @yahoo.com
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
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — “Jun Kaneko: In the Round,” through April 29. 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. Admission to this exhibition as well as “Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” on view through Dec. 31, included in price of admission. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — “Collecting North Carolina Pottery for 75 Years,” through Jan. 28. 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
Travel 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. — 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury.
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 — See www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Civil War exhibit closes Jan. 22 at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — “When We Fought Ourselves-1861-1865,”with local emphasis. 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 the 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. — 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. 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. 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 — 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. www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 28: Tinpenny Whistle Workshop: the basics of how to play a tinpenny whistle, participants receive whistle and fingering chart. Ages 8-13 years. $25, limited to 10 participants. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-875-2312, ext. 305, 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. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Chicken Day at Charlotte 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 — January 28: Opening of Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. Travel through a timeline, stopping at educational stations along the way. 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 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, 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 — ID: entity, self: perception + reality. Exhibition through Feb. 13. $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. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
Genghis Khan extended at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Genghis Khan exhibit extended through Jan. 22. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences. org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham —Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — March 17: Princess Tea Party, registration required at $12/ Member child (1 adult free), $18/Nonmember child (1 adult free, includes museum admission). Additional adults- $3 does not include museum admission. • Adults and children over 1: $7/ Children under 1 free. 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — Registration open for winter/ spring adventures, a variety of classes for ages 2-15. Free with general admission and/or membership. 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Last weekend of Curious George at Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Curious George traveling exhibit through Jan. 22. Adults $8/ Children 12 months and older $8. Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com