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Roundabout: What's happening

Comedy
Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — Feb. 17-19. Tickets start at $20. Blumenthal Performing Arts, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon St. 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Theater
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
‘Man of La Mancha’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Thursdays through Saturdays through Feb. 19: World War I interferes with Mary and Charlie’s relationship. Tickets $20. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
Music & more
Piedmont Choral Society presents ‘Kisses and Cupcakes’ — 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24: An evening of love songs and desserts. Forest Hill United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 265 Union St. N, Concord. Free, donations accepted. Kay Yates, 704-699-6053, kayy2000@gmail.com
Carolina Chamber Symphony Players winter concert in W-S — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11: “My Funny Valentine,” Jon Kuhn Studio Gallery, 701 N. Liberty St. Musicians include Martha Bassett, vocals. Tickets $25 at www.carolinachambersymphony.org. Questions, information at 336-725-1343 or www.carolinachambersymphony.org
Jeff Whittington’s Brand New Opry at theDavis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16: Bluegrass variety show. $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts council.org/davis-theatre.
North Carolina Symphony performs Chopin, Tchaikovsky — William Henry Curry, resident conductor; John Noel, piano. 8 p.m. •Tonight, 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/
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10: The Flat Possum Hoppers, old-time early country music stringband. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., uptown Charlotte. www.folksociety.org
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • 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.
‘Arlo Guthrie Boys’ Night Out’ at the McGlohon — Saturday Feb. 18: Arlo, son Abe, grandson Krishna and longtime collaborator Terry La Berry. Tickets start at $33.50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or www.carolinatix.org
The Brubakers perform at Wilmington’s “Wine & Chocolate” Festival — Friday, Feb. 3, Wilmington’s “Wine & Chocolate” Festival, Coastline Conference and Event Center , 502 Nutt St., 910- 742-0120, wineandchocfest @gmail.com
Festivals
Neuse River Music Fest — Previously the Kinston Winter Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 17-18, Lenoir Community College, Kinston. Country music included for the first time. www.kinstonwinterbluegrass.com .
This & That
Older adult dance Friday at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4: Big band, country, rock ’n roll, waltz withThe Hi-Liters, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
‘Rhythm Nights’ at RPL — 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove, featuring Obakunle Akinlana with storytelling and drums, Robert Howle playing classical guitar, followed by open mic readings from the community.
Planetarium show ‘More Than Meets the Eye’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18: Have you ever looked through a telescope at a distant planet or nebula and been disappointed? The beautiful images made by spacecraft or large observatories make us think that is what we should see through our backyard devices. This show, with original artwork, compares typical views seen through backyard four and eight inch telescopes to photographs from observatories and spacecraft. 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.
Concord book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, discussing David Benioff’s “City of Thieves.” Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library teen area, 27 Union St., N.
Rowan County Animé Group at Diversity Day — Tuesday, Feb. 14: Event at Rowan Cabarrus Community College, RCAG represents the nation of Japan. www.groups.yahoo. com/group/NCRowanCountyanime/
Showcase of Woodcarvings 2012 — Noon-4 p.m., Saturday Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sunday Feb. 19: Approximately 600 woodcarvings from six Southeastern states exhibited. Cash awards. Tom Wolfe Carving Traditions is the theme. Carving Competitions and mini-seminars held. Woodcarving supplies available. Sponsored by the Charlotte Woodcarvers Club. Free and open to the public. Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. www.charlottewoodcarvers.com. Questions, call 704-544-2417.
Summer camp at Old Salem — Old Salem Museums & Gardens hosts “Three Yesterdays,” a three day, hands-on summer camp for rising first and second graders. July 24-26 at Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy St. Cost $100 each child, register at www.oldsalem.org/summer-camps. 336-721-7390, email dsnyder@oldsalem.org
TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4: In the Arena. First 4 rows $50 (includes meet and greet at 5:30); rows 5-10 $35; other seats $20, $5 parking. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, Ticketmaster.com
White Liquor & Dirt Tracks exhibit in Mt. Airy — Annual exhibit’s third season at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History: “Biographies,” highlighting life and times of pioneers in stock car racing. Museum admission $5/person. Exhibit runs through mid May. 336-786-4478, www.whiteliquoranddirttracks.com
Sixth annual ‘Carolina Alpaca Celebration’ at Cabarrus Arena — Feb. 18-19: Alpacas, alpaca enthusiasts, fiber art enthusiasts gather for educational opportunities, full fleece competition, fiber arts competition, cottage fleece competition, showmanship competition, fleece spin-off, photo contest, fiber demonstrations, alpaca fleece fashions. Free admission and parking, open to the public. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 NC Hwy 49,Concord, www.cabarrusarena.com, 704-920-3976.
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, cnew@intothearts.org
Fundraisers
Third annual Buddy Benefit — 4-5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12: A Cappella concert featuring Davidson College’s best A Cappella groups to celebrate children with special needs. Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall. Hosted by The Buddy System of Davidson College & Kappa Sigma Fraternity. No charge, donations accepted at the door. Tickets at www.angelsinneed.org, davidson.buddy.system@gmail.com and at the door. Proceeds benefit local children with special needs served by www.angelsinneed.org
Night Life
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3: UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3: Karaoke with Mark Tomei • Saturday, Feb. 4: Open Juke Box, come play your favorite songs • Sunday, Feb. 5: The Big Game party. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — 5:30– 11 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5: Big screen tv and food for the big game, with Mook Mane and Big Walt Brotherton, deejay Mike Underrated Jones. Twitter, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com. 704-637-8844.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Feb. 2:karoke performance by Tom Matthews. 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, Feb. 3: Diane Hoffman with Divided by Four’s Alan Wyrick, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4: Finger pickin’ duo Matt Miller, Brandon Caraway, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Wednesday, World Tavern Poker; Thursday, 8-ball tournament and deejay/karaoke with Cherokee; Friday, free jam session with Monkey Wrench.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville HWY 150 — Saturday, Feb. 4: Conviction Notice and Undignified. 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.
Jim Avett at The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 8 p.m., Friday Feb. 3: “Second Chance” album release party with David Childers. 8 advance, $10 DOS. CarolinaTix, 1-800-594-TIXX, 704-372-1000, www.theeveningmuse.com
Classes
Rowan County history course begins tonight — 13-week course, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2-May 3. $30. Continuing education credits available for teachers. Sponsored by Rowan Museum and Historic Salisbury Foundation. 704-636-0103 or just show up, first class at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Chrismon classes, all new designs — • 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, info@chrismons.com
Shag dance classes — Four-week sessions begin each month• Thursdays at High Rock Boat & Ski Club• Wednesdays at Ollie’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop, Kannapolis. Instructors are pro division dancers in Competitive Shag Association (carolinashaglessons.com). Thursdays: Beginner, 6:30-7 p.m. (preregister needed); Beginner II, 7-7:45; Intermediate/Advanced, 8-9. Wednesdays: Beginner, 7-7:45; Beginner II, 8-8:45. $ 10 per person per week, no partner needed. Contact Tobitha 704-202-9655 or tstewartrealtor@gmail.com.; David or Diane Harrington 704-279-6168.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: ingridaerickson@yahoo.com with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Design club seminar — 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb 4: “It’s Knotted Not Knitted,”make a fun, easy scarf with Nancy, $20, materials included, complete a scarf in just 1.5 hours; shades of red, shades of blue, or shades of purple/pink, see them on Facebook. Reserve a spot, space is limited. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033. www.carolinalily.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. To register: info@seeds-4-change.com, 704-857-7503.
Register for winter classes at Waterworks — Artists’ talks/demonstrations: 7-8:30 p.m., $15 • Feb. 7: 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, o2bamom@att.net 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.
Card Making Class at the Ytoday — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, next class Feb 9. 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 salisburyartists@gmail.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.
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Auditions
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 vendors
Biker Blues Rally — Second Annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off, Sept. 20-22: now accepting vendor applications. See www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com under forms for more information, contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or info@bikerbluesbbqrally.com
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, arts@asheboro.com, www.randolphartsguild.com
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 billgreene@fibrant.com for details.
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? wardwriters@carolina.rr.om
Call for musicians
Songwriters contest —The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2012 Songwriters Contest, festival is Aug. 23-25. Deadline to enter April 30. Information, rules, regulations at www.SMSWF.com
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — Accepting new members through Feb. 16 for spring season. Rehearsals 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, family life center of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave, Kannapolis. Needed: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m., Tuesdays: 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
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
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 p_savage@bellsouth.net.
Earth Action Day – Local artists who follow a sustainable approach are 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. 10ftx10ft) 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. The sculptures need not be made only of bicycle parts, nor need they be made of a specific percentage of bicycle parts. Applications for proposals due Feb. 15, information/applications at www.artcyclespartanburg.org
Speakers and forums
‘A Look at African American History in Cabarrus County’ — 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9: Lecture by Rev. Harold Robinson, author of “A History of African Americans in Cabarrus County.” Free. Concord Library teen area, 27 Union St., N., 704-920-2054.
American Association of University Women forum — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9: “Financial Fitness for Women” with Linda Coplin, Millie Cress, VP of First Bank. Second floor Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.704-798-2574.
Home and garden
Garden Club discussion group — 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18: “Plants We Love,” share thoughts on favorites, Karen shares about pre-emergents, seed and plant swap optional. Free. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily.com
Orchid Spectacular at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — Annual showcase of orchids through 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
Art
Reception at Robert Crum Fine Art —5-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3: Celebration of Regional Artist Project Grant, paintings on display, music by Willow Catherine. Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 E. Council St., www.robertcrumfieart.com or Faceboodk.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 409 N Lee St. — “The Red Show & Red Cross Fundraiser” through March 31: Artist explore the color red • North gallery: artwork by the Rail Walk artists • South gallery: Donated works by local artist including Rail Walk artists. The donated works will be offered in a silent auction event 6-8 p.m., March 31. Bidding closes 7:30. Cafe-style food, drink, entertainment. Tickets: $5 donation. 100% of ticket donation and silent auction proceeds go to the Red Cross. Rail Walk Gallery hours -free admission- Thurs. – Sat. 11AM-4PM and whenever the open flag is flying. www.railwalkgallery.com 704-431-8964.
Lee exhibit at Tastebuds, 106 N. Main St. — Exhibit of architecture by Woodleaf artist Rachel Lee through February. 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: A multi-year program exploring diversity of faiths. Also features artists Ed Byers, Michele Wood: Christianity. Upcoming years to 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 • 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
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 — 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Wonder and Enlightenment: Artist-Naturalists in the Early American South,” works by John James Audubon, Charles Fraser, David Johnson. Through Feb. 20. 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
Trips
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
Plan a trip to northern national parks — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21: Join the Friends of the Library at Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, for a program about the Friends’ trip to Yellowstone, Great Teton, Salt Lake City, other scenic stops July 13-20. 704-216-8230 for more information.
Parks
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. Rail Trail into Cabarrus County. 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
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.
Museums
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. — Black History exhibit “Back in the Day” opens 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5. Museum hours: 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: 704-279-4979.
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, 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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — How did a mansion like Reynolda House keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer in 1917? Behind-the-scenes tour 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5 or Sunday, Feb. 12. Admission $15, arrive early to purchase tickets. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville — Feb. 11-12: Sweetheart Tours: special tour with unique stories about the Latta daughters and 19th century courting customs • A Victorian Valentine: noon -4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14: Step into a 19th Century Valentine’s Day, see antique valentines, learn fan language, English Country Dancing , valentine baking in the kitchen, more. NO RSVP required, activities ongoing throughout the afternoon. Both events free with regular admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free) Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, 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. 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.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — Free with museum admission. Full schedule listing at 704-372-6261, www.charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — 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 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 — 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
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. — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 17: Princess Tea Party, registration required at $12/ Member child (1 adult free), 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
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, www.natsci.org
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, www.gcmuseum.com
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