Roundabout: What's happening
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Music & more
Salisbury Symphony presents Jesse Davis and ‘Playful Masterpieces’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11: Bartók, Divertimento for Strings; Schubert, Symphony No. 5; Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. $20 adults. 704-637-4314, www.salisburysymphony. org
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Folk Society — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10: The Flat Possum Hoppers, old-time and early country music stringband. Free, donations accepted. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. www.folksociety.org
Jeff Whittington’s Brand New Opry at theDavis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16: Bluegrass variety show. $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts council.org/davis-theatre.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • Sara Evans, Feb. 25• Diana Ross, March 3• The Moody Blues, March 30• April 7: Drags To Riche$. 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
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band fourth annual children’s concert —10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10: Wear a costume (not required) portraying characters featured in the songs: “The Carnival of the Animals” (lion, elephant, swan, or donkey), Sesame Street, Disney character, Looney Tunes character, Olympic athlete, pirate, Veggie Tales character, orchestra conductor, trapeze artist, anyone who wants to be Taio Cruz while the band performs “Dynamite.” Free admission, children must be accompanied by an adult. Concession stand open for food purchases. Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St., Kannapolis. Information: Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, go to www.primetimeband.org
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
Adam Growe Comedy and Quiz Showeat the Davis Theatre, Concord — 8 p.m., Saturday, April 21. $40 Win real money right out of Adam Growe’s pocket in this unique and uproarious stand-up participation comedy quiz show. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/
Neuse River Music Fest — Previously the Kinston Winter Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 17-18, Lenoir Community College, Kinston. Country music included for thee first time. www.kinstonwinterbluegrass. com
Fifth annual Earth Action Day – Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, April 14: Environmentally inspired works of art in mARTket, a fair featuring artists who create work fundamentally using recycled and up-cycled materials, Southern Community Park off 15-501 in Chapel Hill. www.townofchapelhill.org.
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9-12 and 15-18: Legendary romance about a quick-witted swashbuckler whose nose is as big as his heart, $15. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ — 8 p.m., February 9-26, $15. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Sagapool at the Davis Theatre, Concord — 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17, $39. Canadian band combines jazz, gypsy, fanfare and klezmer with fun. wwww.sonicbids.com/sagapool
‘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. $20. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
This & That
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/
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.
Great Books Discussion Group — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14: Discussing excerpts from “Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents.” Concord Library auditorium. Pre-register at 704-920-2054, 27 Union St., N., Concord, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamp and postcard show — 10 a.m., Feb. 18-19: buy, sell, trade. Free admission and parking. CharMeck Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, I-77 exit 5. www.richardsstampshop.com
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, email@example.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.
Antique Appraisals — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, admission $10 per item. Proceeds go to organ fund. First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St.
Third Annual WinterBloom Gala — March 17: Dinner, dancing, casino to benefit Salisbury Academy. www.WinterBloomGala.com
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — Live music Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays starting at 8:30 p.m. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant. com
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10: Karaoke with Mark Tomei • 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11: Live band Kry Havok performs at annual Valentine’s party • 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Friday, Feb. 10: Deejay Butch Adeimy • Saturday, Feb. 11: Valentine’s Party with Too Much Sylvia • Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — Friday, Feb. 10: Live Jazz with the house band• Saturday, Feb. 11: Spoken word and open mic, $100 cash prize to the best performer, open to singers, poets, musicians, comics, etc• $5 members, performers/$7 others• Doors open 8 p.m., open mic 9 p.m., band 10 p.m. Twitter, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Feb. 9:Karoke performance by Marcey Strickland and “Peanut,”all donations to benefit 3 year old Abby Eagle.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. 10: Indie/folk/ acoustic band Flesh & Stone, all original music with powerful lyrics, stunning arrangements; no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11: live music TBA, 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 — Friday, Feb 10: Fairview and Tomorrows Awakening•Saturday, Feb. 11: Sword and Chariot Awaits• Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, www.inntheloop.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass 6-10 p.m., open jam begins at 8 p.m. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
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.
Classes at The Blue Ewe Yoga Studio — Donation-based classes to benefit jewelry artist Mary Alexander• 2 p.m., Feb. 12 and 19: Subtle Yoga™ for beginners• 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18: Partner yoga to energize body and mind• 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25: Ashtanga-inspired practice for experienced yogis • Register at 704-639-0606. See Alexander art at magpietreasures.com
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.
Shag dance classes — 4-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 email@example.com.; David or Diane Harrington 704-279-6168.
Winter classes at Waterworks — •Life Drawing, instructors Robert Toth, Phyllis Steimel, Robert Crum, Don Moore, eight Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 14, $200 ($160 members), includes model •Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, instructor Beth Wright, six Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 14, $180 ($150 members) •Beginning/Intermediate Painting, instructor Phyllis Steimel, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 16, $150 ($120 members) •Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills, instructor Wayne Wrights, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 16, $180 ($150 members) •704-636-1882, 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.
Card Making Class at the Ytoday — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, next class tonight, 6-8 p.m., Feb 9, 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
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. Friday, Feb. 10: Music by Mary Chastain. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Appalachian Filmfest — Feb. 23-25, Huntington, WV., schedule at www.appyfilmfest.com
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Titanic: The Musical’ audition date added — 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16: Come with prepared song, be ready to move, also reading from the script. Performance dates April 26-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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. Performance date June 6-9. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Information/ entry guidelines at www.thecarolinaartists. org. Questions? email@example.com
Call for musicians
Songwriters contest —The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2012 Songwriters Contest, festival is Aug. 23-25. Deadline 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: New members may join regular rehearsals for spring-summer concerts. Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 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
Winston-Salem Crafts Guild jury for new members — 5:30 p.m., Feb. 21: One of the oldest artisans guilds in the US, fee to jury is $5. South Fork Recreation Center, Winston-Salem. Details: Sammi, 336-529-7052, Glasscrafter65@triad. rr.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. Deadline March 24. Exhibit dates June 1-30. Prospectus, information at www.pastelsocietyofnc.com. Additional questions: 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 using recycled and up-cycled materials, in Chapel Hill. Registration deadline March 10 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. Deadline March 24. www.pamlicoarts. org/opportunities.html for guidelines, registration form.
Deadline Wednesday for 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
Additional Waterworks gallery talk on Robert Doares today — 10:30 a.m., today, Feb. 9: 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. RSVP 704-636-1882. Free. Exhibition on view through Saturday, Feb. 11. 123 E. Liberty St, www.waterworks.org
Tonight: ‘A Look at African American History in Cabarrus County’ — 5:30 p.m., tonight, Feb. 9: Lecture by Rev. Harold Robinson, author of “A History of African Americans in Cabarrus County.” Free. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N., 704-920-2054.
American Association of University Women forum tonight — 6:30 p.m., tonight, 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
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. Donated works to be offered in 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. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. — • Last weekend for 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; ten regional artists exhibit mixed media work: Lisa Durbin, Ric Erkes, Sharon Hamilton, Mary Linn Norvell, Cara Reische, Kirsten Reynolds, Ron Slack, Mark Stephenson, Matthew Thomason, Wayne Wrights • Spring exhibition “Multiplicity” Feb. 18-May 12. Artists Juie Rattley III and David Kessler, along with a group show of 20 artists from Artworks Gallery. “Multiplicity” opening reception Friday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m., free • “This Has Been My Life All My Life,” collaborative exhibition pairing photographs by Sean Meyers and poems by Janice Fuller based on interviews of residents at Winston-Salem Lutheran Home, on view through March 17. • 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
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. 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 — Works by John James Audubon, Charles Fraser, David Johnson, through Feb. 20•“Domestic Bliss: Art at Home in Britain and America, 1780-1840” through May 20. Free with admission. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — 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
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.
Charleston, W.Va. and Ohio Amish country — May 22-25, includes Blenko glass factory tour in W.Va. and an Amish wedding feast in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
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. — Black History exhibit “Back in the Day.” Museum hours: Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. 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: 704-279-4979.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Special tours 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — 704-721-4653, email@example.com
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — 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. 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). 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, —Dolphins 3D: Tribes of the Ocean. Underwater documentary by Jean-Michel Costeau takes visitors to coral reefs of the Bahamas for a close encounter. Free with Museum admission• 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 — 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Celebration, create something sweet for the one you love. Free with admission. 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — 704-372-6261, www.charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — Five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731. www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — •A loan of ten works of Rodin • 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 — Explore more than 14,000 years of the state’s history in the new exhibit The Story of North Carolina. Free admission.919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Darwin Day, Feb. 11: Free event, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors learn about Charles Darwin and his research. 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.— 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive —336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com