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Music & more
RCCA presents Billy Dean and His Guitar — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3: Country music performer with 12 albums, 11 top hits, 1 Grammy. $20 adults, students $5, at Belk, Visitors’ Center, Literary Bookpost. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba campus. 704-633-1474, 704-636-0181, www.rccamusic.com
Salisbury Symphony’s family concert — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 11: Features All-County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus, Carson High School student narrators. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. $17 adults, $4 age 9-18, $2 age 8 and under. 704-637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org
Spring Pops Concert — 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1: Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s springconcert, ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert, beverage. Catawba College Peeler Crystal Lounge. Tickets DOS $12 adults, youth under 12 $6. Proceeds go to choir’s goal of purchasing a new electric piano. www.Facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering — 7:30 p.m., March 9: Abigail Lennox and Earl’s Chair celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic music. Free, donations appreciated. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. www.folksociety.org
Violins of Hope — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7: Master luthier Amnon Weinstein, the violins’ restorer, speaks at Catawba College Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Violinist David Russell plays one of the restored violins. Only performance of one of the Violins of Hope outside of Charlotte. The S-R Symphony Guild sponsors this concert free to the community. Seating is limited. Call 704-637-4314 or visit salisburysymphony. org
‘An Acoustic Evening With Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt’ at the McGlohon — Friday, March 16, tickets start at $49.50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or www.carolinatix.org
‘STOMP’ at the Blumenthal — April 3-8, tickets start at $20, Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org
NC Symphony 2012-13 season — June 7 gala event kicks off 80th anniversary celebration, free community concerts across the state begin May 31 to lead up to official season opening Sept. 9. Information on subscriptions, dates, times, tickets at 919-733-2750, toll free 877-627-6724, www.ncsymphony.org
This & That
Cancelled: Older adult dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA —Due to swim meet, March 3 Big Band dance will not be held; dance will resume April 7. 704-636-0111.
‘Rhythm Nights’ at RPL — 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13: Willa Brigham’s storytelling, local musicians, followed by open mic readings from the community. Local poetry clubs, groups, individuals invited to present their work during open mic. Free, appropriate for all ages, refreshments served. South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove.
Concord book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, discussing “Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan.Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library meeting room, 27 Union St., N.
Amtrak 40th anniversary Exhibit Train — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 17-18: Traveling display with kid’s activities, showcasing the railroad’s history, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. See details on the official website, Amtrak40th.com
The Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Series — 10 a.m., Thursday, March 8: Discussing “A River Runs Through It” by Norman MacLean; led by Dr. John Sykes. Registration required,704-920-2050, Concord Library auditorium, 27 Union St., N.
Piccadilly Circus at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center— 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., March 8: Adult general admission $30 advance, $32 DOS; Children general admission $11 advance and DOS; $5 parking. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, Ticketmaster.com
Pro Wrestling Evo presents ‘Epic’at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center — 7 p.m. doors open/ 8 p.m. showtime, March 9: General admission adults $12 (ages 11 and younger); general admission children $6 (ages 10 and younger), $5 parking. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, Ticketmaster.com
Kannapolis 2012 cruise-ins rev up — 3:30-9:30 p.m., March 10 and second Saturdays through November. Downtown Kannapolis. Cabarrus Events Association, 704-932-3808 or Facebook.
Fifth annual Taste of Home CookingShow — 6:30 p.m., April 24, general admission $10, VIP seating $35. At South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St., China Grove. Tickets available now at the Salisbury Post or by phone at 704-797-4220.
Theater
Uwharrie Players present “The Fantasticks” — 7:30 p.m., March 2-4 and 9-11; Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15 ages 22-59, $12 ages 60+ and ages 21 and under. Dennis Vineyards Special Events Center, 24043 Endy Road, off of Hwy. 24/27 three miles west of Albemarle. 704-268-8675, www.wharrieplayers. org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Broadway Babies’ — 7:30 p.m., March 7-10, Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10 adults, $5 for 12 and under. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Sagapool at the Davis Theatre, Concord — 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Guitar, double bass, accordion, percussion, banjo, glockenspiel, violin, clarinet, piano; elements of jazz, gypsy, fanfare and klezmer with a lot of fun. sonicbids.com/sagapool
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘In The Jungle’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18: Social worker Beth and husband Gabe deal with issues ranging from OCD to autism. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Lexington Youth Theatre presents ‘Annie, Get Your Gun’ — 7 p.m., March 23-25, Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Tickets $8 advance, $10 DOS plus can of food. Edward C. Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington. 336-249-7875, www.lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com
Fundraisers
Relay For Life “Committed to the Cause Dinner-Dance” — Saturday, March 10: 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, $25 per person or $40 per couple. 9 p.m. dance only $15. Carolina Beach music by deejay Chad Sain, silent auction, luminaries, drawings. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Held at Salisbury Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St. Contact Mike 704-202-0164, Becky 704-239-5563, rsifford@windstream.net
Head-shaving fundraiser at Tilley Harley Davidson, 635 Bendix Drive — 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17: Guest barber Leila Cougenhour Fairies of Cut Up & Dye to shave at least three heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and to raise money for children’s cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To volunteer to get your head shaved, go to www.stbaldricks.org/events/ mypage/8339/2012
Third Annual WinterBloom Gala — March 17: Dinner, dancing, casino to benefit Salisbury Academy. Details at www.WinterBloomGala.com
Holiday Caravan Parade dinner/dance — 6 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, March 17: “A Night on the Town,” food, music, dancing to help fund this year’s parade. At the F&M Trolley Barn. Dinner by reservation only. RSVP by March 10 to 704-636-5335 or http://holidaycaravanparade.us4.list-manage.com/ track/click?u=2b9a2286a18c739c196489bd7&id=2ab2fa4c2c&e=3f84b1dba9>
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Friday, March 2: Bryant Gates sings and plays the keyboard. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Film
See ‘Dirt! The Movie’ tonight — 6 p.m., Thursday, March 1: The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Salisbury’s Bread Riot show the award winning film that looks at the history and current state of soil. Register at 704-637-4294, centerforenv@catawba. edu, or https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=6tw6qlcab&oeidk=a07e5kps9dyb38df993&oseq=a021y0fevikqcm
Night Life
Buckshots, 5658 S. Main St. — Wednesday, Open Jam Nights, come play on stage• Friday, March 2: Automag, Brian and Billy• Saturday, pool tourney $5 buy-in. 704-856-0227.
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.-until, Friday-Saturday, March 2-3: Karaoke. 704-638-8996.
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — Spoken word and open mic event, compete to win $100 prize, open to poets, musicians, singers, comics, actors. Doors open 8 p.m., $5 registration fee to compete. Details on facebook or 704-762-9316. www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, March 2: Karaoke performance by Smiley. 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. — 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, March 2: Bluegrass with Eden’s Gate, no cover • No music Saturday evening due to the 50th Anniversary Gala at the Piedmont Players. 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, March 3: Arms of Mercy, Grace Abounds, The Follow Me Tour. 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.
Tabu, 329 S. Church St., (beneath La Cava) — 11 p.m., Friday March 2: live music with Janus 4014. www.tabubar.net.
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.
Classes
St. Patrick’s art class — • 7-9 p.m. Saturday March 3: Personalized beer or wine glasses, paint your own set. Bring munchies and beverage. $30 per adult includes glasses, material, prep. Preregister 704-754-0853, contact@salisburyartstation. com. Full class lisitng at www.salisburyartstation.com
Children’s clay classes at Pottery 101 — For ages 6-14. $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Payment due minimum three days in advance. 10a.m.-noon • March 3: Mystical Wizards • March 10: Clay Planters • March 24: Gentle Guardian Statues • March 31: Glowing Lantern Houses • April 7: Garden Turtles • April 14: Hanging Bird Baths • April 21: Themed Wind Chimes • April 28: Appalachian Face Jugs • April 5: Animal Banks • April 19: Funny Fish • April 26: Clay Whistles • Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
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, March 2: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • New beginner, Saturday, March 3: 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Advanced, Saturday, March 3: 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.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: ingridaerickson@yahoo.com with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
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.
Design club seminar — 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10: Flower pins with Kaye Hirst. Learn several designs, and make two. $15 per person, all materials provided, reservations required. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033, www.carolinalily.com
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 — 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class March 8, all supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
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.
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
27th Hickory Oktoberfest — Now accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors for Oct. 12-14 event. 10×10 booth spaces, one craftsperson per booth. Early registration postmarked by Aug. 1: $100. Regular registration through Sept. 1: $150. Applications at www.hickoryoktoberfest.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
Deadline next week for 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? 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
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m., Tuesdays: Rehearsals for spring/summer concerts, Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Still accepting new members (especially tenor and bass) for spring and early summer concerts. Questions: 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
Hart Witzen — Now accepting submissions for “Showdown,” a group exhibit April 28-May 4. Deadline for submissions: March 23. Eligibility: Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte. www.hartwitzengallery.com, hartwitzengallery@hotmail.com
Fourth annual Albemarle 2D-3D nature art show — March 6-31, Falling Rivers Gallery. Details/prospectus: Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle, 704-983-4278, www. fallingriversgallery.com
Seeking pastel artists — Pastel Society of NC, Appalachian Pastel Society, 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 Daydeadline nears – Local artists who follow a sustainable approach encouraged to apply to sell their artwork, April 14, at Earth Action Day at the mARTket in Chapel Hill. Register by March 10, 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 $30, no commission charged on art sales. New artists must submit visuals and bio. Entry deadline March 24. www.pamlicoarts. org/opportunities.html for guidelines and registration form.
Speakers and forums
NC Longrifle program — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 3: Panel discussion and seminar with longrifle experts and collectors William Ivey, C. Michael Briggs, Joe Byerly, Kenneth Orr. Pre-registration required, $25 per person. Also, first ever exhibit featuring all nine Longrifle Schools of North Carolina at High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. See www.highpointmuseum.org
Home and garden
Garden Club discussion group — 10:30 a.m., Saturday March 3: Rose pruning demo with consulting Rosarians Robert Myers and Jack Page of The Perfect Rose. Free. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily.com
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show — Through March 4: Adult admission at the door $10, under 15 free with paying adult, advance tickets at Harris Teeter. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. www.southernshows.com/sss/index.php?general_info=1&
Art
Violins of Hope — April 15-22: The UNCC College of Arts and Architecture hosts the 18 Violins of Hope. On display and open to the public at the UNCC Center City Building Gallery, 320 E. 9th St., Charlotte, www.coaa.uncc.edu/
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 offered in silent auction March 31. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. Rail Walk Gallery hours -free admission- Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and whenever the open flag is flying. www.railwalkgallery.com 704-431-8964.
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Last week to see 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. — •“This Has Been My Life All My Life,” collaborative exhibition: photographs by Sean Meyers, poems by Janice Fuller based on interviews of residents at Lutheran Home in Winston-Salem, through March 17. • Spring Exhibition “Multiplicity” through May 12. Juie Rattley III, David Kessler and group show of 20 artists from Artworks Galler • 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
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — “Imagination Unraveled,” fiber arts show: original designs showcasing pieces from functional to nonfunctional. Co-hosted by Tranqwool Knitting Provisions. 704-639-0606, greengoatgallery@bellsouth.net. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Last week to see ‘All Dressed Up’ at Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St. — The pottery of Verna Witt, through March 9. Gallery hours 10 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “Threads of Identity: Contemporary Maya Textiles,” 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 — “Domestic Bliss: Art at Home in Britain and America, 1780-1840” through May 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
Day trip to Charleston, SC — Saturday, March 17, sponsored by Community Travelers. Info and reservations: Alfreda Brenda Cowan, 704-633-9073, abcowan@yahoo.com
Violins of Hope — Sunday, April 15: Symphony Guild sponsors trip to Knight Theater, Charlotte, for opening performance of the Violins of Hope. Cost $65. Call 704-637-4314 for details
Charleston, W.Va. and Ohio Amish country — May 22-15, includes Blenko glass factory tour in W.Va. and Amish wedding feast in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Parks
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 — 1823 grist mill.
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.
Job fair at Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, Palace Saloon at Tweetsie. 2012 season begins April 13, associates needed in all areas of park operations, including ticket sales, accounting, entertainment, ride operations, food service, retail sales, security, grounds maintenance, first aid, the Deer Park and more; 16 or older. 828-264-9061, ext. 200, www.tweetsie.com/employment/job-opportunities/. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook, Twitter @TweetsieRR
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Friday, March 2: Night at the museum. Those who lived and worked around the machines of the past will tell their stories as costumed interpreters. Tours $10 per person, take place at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at th Barber Junction Visitor’s Center event night. 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.” Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — For special tours or info call 704-279-4979. Sundays and by appointment.
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. 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 — 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 — 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Recycled Flower Bouquet Workshop. 2 p.m., Sunday, March 4: Two-hour workshop for elementary school-age children accompanied by an adult. Art supplies provided, reservations required, $7 per person, 336-758-5599. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville — Art of the Blacksmith. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 3 and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., March 4: See 19th century blacksmithing demonstrations, tour the plantation home, visit the farm animals, talk to the blacksmiths as they forge works of iron. Free with regular site admission. Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — March 24: Easter egg hunt, explore gardens and wander through ancient boxwood maze as you and your child hunt for hand painted Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself. Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, —Senior Discount for Mummies of the World: Senior citizens (age 60+) Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16, seniors can visit Mummies of the World on any weekday for $15, a 25% discount from the standard senior ticket price of $20. Must mention SENIOR DAYS when purchasing tickets, show valid ID. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., March 7: Discover some of your underwater favorites on an under the sea adventure. Free with Museum admission.$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 — Creature Feature, 10 a.m., March 17: Bouncing Bunnies and Hares, meet Harriet, our hare, and her visiting bunny friends. Pet a few and learn how different rabbits and hares are. Free with museum admission. Full schedule listing at 704-372-6261, 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 — Statehistoric 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 — Art in the Evening, 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 2: Experience the NCMA after dark, share small plates with friends, wander the galleries, relax with a glass of wine and live music from the David Dyer Trio. Small plates and beverages, including wine, beer, and nonalcoholic options, are available for purchase•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. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — March First Friday program, March 2: includes after-hours access to the galleries, student docents sharing their unique perspective of Born Digital, a hands-on activity at the creation station, music, and a cash bar. Student Docents in the Born Digital exhibition from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Creation Station open from 6:30–9 p.m. 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• At the Speed of a Girl, Celebrating 100 Years of Girl , 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 — Friday, March 2: First Friday film “The Manster (1959),” movie starts at 7; arrive early for short from the A/V Geeks’ archive. Live music by No Worries. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — March 10, 24, 31: March Science Madness, second annual “Tournament of Science.” Cost included with admission. 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. — 10:30 a.m.-noon, March 17: Princess Tea Party, registration required, $18 (1 adult free, includes museum admission). 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — Noon-1:30 p.m., March 2: Polar Bear International Be Cool luncheon • 2 p.m., March 3: Leslie the Gibbon’s birthday party • 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. — 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
 
 
 

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