Roundabout: What's happening
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wayne Clawson performs Robert William Service — March 15: Former Appalachian State University Performing Artist in Residence presents “The Shooting of Dan McGrew,” Meroney Theater, tickets $12.50 from any Rowan Rotary club member or Paul Brown 704-642-4946.
Carson High School Fine Arts Department presents Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — 7 p.m., April 26-28 and 3 p.m., April 29. Tickets on sale at Carson High 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. $6 general admission, $10 premium tickets: email@example.com or 704-855-7297 ext 1159
Uwharrie Players present “The Fantasticks” — 7:30 p.m., March 9-11; Sunday matinee 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
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
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
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Broadway Babies’ — 7:30 p.m., through March 10. Tickets $10 adults, $5 for 12 and under. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
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
Music & more
Fourth Annual Children’s Concert — 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St., Kannapolis. Children’s Concert by Piedmont Prime Time Community Band. Everyone invited to wear a costume portraying characters featured in the songs. Free admission, children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Jon Hutchinson 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
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
Birthday concert at LGAC’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St.— 8 p.m., Saturday, March 10: Admission $3 at door, free birthday cake as long as it lasts. Doors open7:30 p.m. www.reverbnation.com/ashleyjofarmer. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., 704-636-2811.
Duke Chorale at FUMC — 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10: FirstARTS series hosts the Duke University Chorale in concert, free, open to the public. 217 S. Church St., details: 704-636-3121, ext. 104.
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
Violins of Hope film/music events — 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Tom Smith Auditorium, Catawba College. Free •March 13: David Hagy’s oral presentation of Messiaen’s 1940 “Quartet for the End of Time” tells the story behind it and the music in it •March 20: Film “Playing for Time,” Vanessa Redgrave plays a Jewish singer-pianist sent with other prisoners to Auschwitz in a crowded train during World War II•March 27: Film, “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” starring Kirsten Dunst, based on critically acclaimed novel by Jane Yolen, a reminder of why it is important to remember•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. Free, seating is limited. 704-637-4314, 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
Little Roy Lewis and Lizzie Long in concert — 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Music and comedy by winners of 2010 GMA Dove Award’s Bluegrass Song of the Year, sponsored by West Montgomery Lions Club. $15, James Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troyl 704-985-6987, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Benson at the Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25: “Guitar Man,” tickets start at $69.50. 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.Tickets: 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
‘STOMP’ at the Blumenthal — April 3-8, tickets start at $20, Belk Theater at Blumenthal PerformingArts 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 concertsbegin 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
NC Dance Theatre presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ — 7:30 p.m., March 8-18, tickets $25-$79, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org
Chuckleheads Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza — 8 p.m., Saturday, March 10: Charlotte improvisational theatre group, Ballantyne Arts Center, 11318 N. Community House Road, Charlotte. Reserve tickets $10 at www.planetimprov.com, $15 DOS.www.planetimprov.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.
16th annual multicultural festival– 10 a.m.–5 p.m., May 5: The City of Lexington’s one-day family oriented cultural explosion at Finch Park. www.Facebook. com/lexingtonrecreation, www.lexingtonnc.net, 336-248-3960.
This & That
Rowan County Animé Group at Salisbury Mall’s Community Day— 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 10: Event at Salisbury Mall, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W. www.groups.yahoo.com/ group/NCRowanCountyanime/
2012 Kannapolis cruise-ins beginSaturday— 3:30-9:30 p.m., March 10 and second Saturdays through November. Downtown Kannapolis. Cabarrus Events Association, 704-932-3808 or Facebook.
‘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.
American Legion 93rd birthday — 6 p.m. until, Friday, March 16: J.C.Price American Legion Post 107 celebrates with keynote speaker Bob Penn, president of Rolling Thunder NC, Chapter Six. Held at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, O. Mae Carroll, Commander, 704-636-2950.
Planetarium family laser show ‘Laser Beatles’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, March 17: New show, never shown in Salisbury. Laser light experience for Beatles fans features songs from entire spectrum of the band’s contribution to rock and roll. Classics like “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Twist and Shout” with funky pieces like “Octopus’ Garden,” “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 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.
Rock laser show ‘Laser Retro’ — 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17: Tribute to the great anthems of the 1980s such as the Police, Duran Duran, Icicle Works, Depeche Mode, more. Astonishing laser art coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs. Viewer discretion advised: some songs may contain lyrics and images inappropriate for young children.Doors open 6:30 p.m. Adults $5, 12 and under $3. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
Author Pat Davies book signing — March 17: Davies signs copies of her book “Wizard Jasper and the Lost Princess,” at Corner Books and More, 101 N. Main St., China Grove, 704-855-7887.
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
SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam — 8 p.m., March 16, presented by SlamCharlotte and Blumenthal Performing Arts, Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, $10 at 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org
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.
14th annual Rowan Museum Summer history camps — 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., sessions begin June 25. For rising third -fifth graders and rising sixth-eighth graders. Information/ application at 704-633-5946.
Summer camp at Old Salem — July 24-26: Hands-on summer camp for rising first-second graders. $100, register www.oldsalem.org/summer-camps. 336-721-7390, email email@example.com
Great Books Discussion Group — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13: Discussing Shakespeare’s Othello. Concord Library meeting room. Pre-register at 704-920-2054, 27 Union St., N., Concord, firstname.lastname@example.org Pro Wrestling Evo presents ‘Epic’at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center — 8 p.m. showtime, Friday, March 9: General admission adults $12; general admission children $6, $5 parking. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, Ticketmaster.com
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. Allproceeds go to Relay for Life. Held at Salisbury Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St. Contact Mike 704-202-0164, Becky 704-239-5563, email@example.com
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 heads to raise money for children’s cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To volunteer to get your head shaved: 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 — 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>
Scrabble Scramble 9 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 17, Holiday Inn Salisbury. Buffet dinner, three rounds of team Scrabble. $25 per person, $250 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 12 for reservations.
Buckshots live music venue, 5658 S. Main St. — Wednesday, open jam night•Saturday, March 10: Smackdown (Godsmack tribute band), special guest Grievance •Doors open 1 p.m., show 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., club closes 2 a.m. Bikers, show up on your ride and the band will pay your way in (Smackdown loves bikes). $5 cover at the door, arrive before 7p.m. $3 cover. 18+ or w/ adult, 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 Pub, 120 Military Ave., — Friday, March 9: Karaoke • Saturday, March 10: Feedback band, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane— March 9: The Embers. Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub.com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — 9 p.m., Saturday, March 10: Spoken word and open mic event, compete to win cash prize; open to poets, musicians, singers, comics, actors. Details on facebook or 704-762-9316. A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ 117 West Innes St., 704-245-6461, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, March 8: Karaoke performance by Jean Myers. 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, March 9: Experimental/folk/fusion with Crystal Bright and The Silver Hands, $5 cover • 9- 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10: Lonnie Carpenter. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, March 10: live music with Alien Radio. Tuesday, open mic night; Wednesday, World Tavern Poker; Thursday, 8 ball tournament and deejay/karaoke with Cherokee; Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville HWY 150 — Saturday, March 10: 7th Vessel, Cord of 3, Fall of Goliath. 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. Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, 704-267-9439.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays.1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Speakers and forums
‘The Fabric of Hope & Resistance: NC Women Workers on Strike’ — 6:30 p.m., tonight, Thursday, March 8: Roxanne Newton’s free International Women’s Day presentation sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch, second floor, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road, 704-855-8353.
‘Tchaikovsky Tchats’ — Thursday, March 15: Reception at 5:15 p.m., informal panel discussion at 6 p.m., Opera Carolina’s “Student Night at the Opera” performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at 7 p.m., Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Admission free to those who register at www.charlotteteachers.org. More information at 704-687-2049.
‘The Secrets of Masonry Revealed’ — Tuesday March 27, dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., speaker Terry Cox of Guilford Lodge #656, sponsored by Cannon Memorial Lodge #626 A.F.& A.M. Held at Kannapolis Masonic Center, 704 S. Main St., Kannapolis. Open to the public. www.cml626.org
Home and garden
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
St. Patrick’s art classes — Saturday March 10:Personalized beer or wine glasses: paint your own set. Bring munchies, beverage. $30 per adult includes glasses, material, prep. 7-9 p.m. Saturday March 3. Preregister 704-754-0853, firstname.lastname@example.org. Full class lisitng at www.salisburyartstation.com
Children’s clay classes at Pottery 101 — Ages 6-14. $35 includes instruction, materials, firing. Register three days in advance. 10a.m.-noon • March 10: Clay Planters • March 24: Gentle Guardian Statues • March 31: Glowing Lantern Houses. 704-209-1632, email@example.com, www.pottery-101.com
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, by Robert Toth: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends. $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, Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Shag dance classes — Four-week sessions begin each month• Thursdays High Rock Boat & Ski Club• Wednesdays Ollie’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop, Kannapolis. 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. 704-202-9655 or email@example.com or 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, materials provided, reservations required. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily. com
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Beginner, intermediate ongoing classes Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. 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, beginning-intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200 eight sessions; ask about scholarships and sliding scales. Registration/materials 704-245-6456. 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 tonight March 8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Tournées French Film Festival at UNC-Charlotte — March 17-24: Free, open to the public, at University’s main campus and UNC Charlotte Center City. Post-viewing discussions led by UNC Charlotte faculty, community leaders. Screening schedule, film descriptions at filmfest.uncc.edu. Information, Shelly Theriault 704-687-3746, email@example.com
14th RiverRun International Film Festival — April 13-22: One of the premier film festivals in the southeast, downtown Winston-Salem. www.riverrunfilm.com
North Carolina Symphony 2012 Youth Concerto Competition — Auditions begin May 19: Preliminary round of annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition, Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College, Raleigh. Application form: under Competitions & Awards at www.ncsymphony. org/educationprograms or contact Symphony Director of Education Jessica Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-789-5461.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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. 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
Call for artists
Hart Witzen — Now accepting submissions for “Showdown,” group exhibit April 28-May 4. Deadline March 23. Eligibility: Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte. www.hartwitzengallery.com, 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.
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. 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- Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and whenever the open flag is flying. www.railwalkgallery.com 704-431-8964.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • “This Has Been My Life All My Life,” collaborative exhibition pairing photographs by Sean Meyers and poems by Janice Fuller based on interviews of the residents at the Lutheran Home in Winston-Salem, on view through March 17 • Spring Exhibition “Multiplicity” through May 12. Juie Rattley III and David Kessler with 20 artists from Artworks Gallery exploring multiple connections through works in multiple mediums • “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” rotating exhibition showcasing artwork from Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, and home-schooled students. March 10-29: Rowan-Salisbury Elementary Schools • 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
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — “Imagination Unraveled,” fiber arts show featuring original designs by a dozen artists showcasing pieces ranging from functional to nonfunctional. Co-hosted by Tranqwool Knitting Provisions. 704-639-0606, email@example.com. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Last two days of ‘All Dressed Up’ at Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St. — The pottery of Verna Witt, on exhibit 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 — 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.” 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Violins of Hope — Sunday, April 15: Symphony Guild sponsors a bus trip to the Knight Theater, Levine Center for the Arts, 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 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 — 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. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —$3 adults, $1.50 students. 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.
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 — 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem —336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville —10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 17: Irish Heritage Day. James Latta came to America from Ireland in 1785; tour his plantation, learn about Irish and Scots-Irish in Mecklenburg County, hear Irish stories and traditions, see Irish cooking over the open-hearth. Free with regular site admission ($7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and seniors, ages 5 and under free).704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — March 24: Easter egg hunt, explore gardens, wander through ancient boxwood maze, you and your child hunt for hand painted Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself. historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, —Senior Discount for Mummies of the World: Senior citizens (age 60+) 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. Seniors must mention SENIOR DAYS when purchasing tickets and show a valid ID •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 — 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 — 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — $5 general admission. 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — 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 — 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 — 336-288-3769, www.natsci.org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com
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