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Roundabout: What's happening

Auditions
PPT youth for ‘Cinderella’ — By appointment only, call 704-633-5471. Open to all students who can read well. Available times: 4-5 p.m., March 27-28, 25 slots per hour. Show dates May 10-20. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Crimes of the Heart’— 7-9 p.m., April 16-17,: cold read from the script. Needed: four women ages 20-40ish, two men 25-40ish. Performance dates June 14-17. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — 7-9 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, April 30-May 1. For ages 8-18. Performances June 21-24. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org, youth@oldcourthousetheatre.org
OCT crew needed for show — Openings to be filled for “110 Degrees in the Shade:” one light board operator, one sound board operator; will train. Performance dates April 26-May 12. Contact OCT’s production manager volunteers@oldcourthousetheater.org
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. To apply, download interactive application form under competitions & awards at www.ncsymphony.org/ educationprograms or contact Symphony Director of Education Jessica Myers at jmyers@ncsymphony.org or 919-789-5461.
Music & more
RSSS benefit concert — 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24: Christian rock band Grace Reigns Down of Greensboro plus local performers. Admission cost: one school supply. On the lawn behind Catawba’s Cannon Student Center, rain location Goodman Gymnasium. For details: jlcaputo@catawba.edu
Celebrate Jazz appreciation month — 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday April 7: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band featuring Jazz vocalist Diana Tuffin; arrive early for prelude by David Payne. $10 at the door, food and festive beverages available. Sponsored by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society, proceeds go to expenses of October Blues and Jazz festival. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., rbjs@carolina.rr.com, www.rowanbluesandjazz.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
Violins of Hope Tuesday evening film/music series — •7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27: Film “The Devil’s Arithmetic,”based on the novel by Jane Yolen, starring Kirsten Dunst. Tom Smith Auditorium, Catawba College. Free. •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
Pilobolus at the Knight Theater —7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27: Collaborative dance company. Tickets start at $39.50. 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.Tickets: 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Free RCCA/SCCA concert — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24: RCCA/SCCA reciprocal concert by 208th Army Band, free admission, reciprocal event for RCCA season ticket holders. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, 704-986-3666, www.stanlyciviccenter.com/events.html
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
The Moody Blues come to the Blumenthal — March 26: Tickets start at $49.50. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts. org, https://tix.carolinatix.org/
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center[0xba] — • The Moody Blues, March 30• Drags To Riche$, April 7• k.d. lang, June 2• Foreigner, June 8. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Merle Haggard comes to Greensboro — Saturday, April 14, tickets start at $37.50. War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, www.aeglive.com
Mavis Staples at the McGlohon — 8 p.m., Friday, March 30: Gospel, r&b singer. Tickets start $32.50. 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
Comedy
‘An Evening with Martin Short’ — 8 p.m., Saturday, March 31, tickets begin at $49.50. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Jeanne Robertson ‘Looking for Humor’ Tour — 8 p.m., Sunday, April 1: Family friendly. Knight Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets $32.50 704-247-2422 or www.jeannerobertson.com
‘Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It’ at Belk Theater — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, tickets begin at $44.50, Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.BlumenthalCenter. org
Festivals
Palustris Festival concert — 8 p.m., tonight, March 22: Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo headline, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines. $25 advance, $35 DOS, 910-692-2787, www.PalustrisFestival.com
Earth Day Birthday Jam 2012 — 3 p.m., April 21: Live music, information booths, food and drink, brews, local artists and vendors, plants and flowers, kids’ crafts and activities. Tickets $15/12 at Salty Caper, Sweetest Thing, Tastebuds, Simply Good, Stringfellows, Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop, 704-638-2339, stacey@savinggracefarm.com
Second annual Lexington BBQ Cookoff— 6 p.m. Friday- 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27-28, uptown Lexington: competition barbecue cooking, wine and beer sampling, live music (bring a chair), corn hole throw down, kids activities. www.uptownlexington.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: City of Lexington’s one-day family oriented cultural explosion at Finch Park. www.Facebook. com/lexingtonrecreation, www.lexingtonnc.net, 336-248-3960.
Art May-Ham 2012 — May 5: Art festival sponsored by the City of Asheboro, Habitat for Humanity, Randolph Arts Guild, featuring juried arts and crafts show, the work of 30+ artists and artisans, BBQ cook-off fundraiser, activities for kids, live musical groups. www.randolphartsguild.com9th annual ‘Art On The Neuse’ — May 12: Outdoor arts festival with live music; in Oriental, near New Bern. www.pamlicoarts.org
Theater
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
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 during school hours 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. $6 general admission, $10 premium tickets: reynoldsat@rss. k12.nc.us or 704-855-7297 ext 1159
This & That
Triad Anime Convention — April 6-8, Winston-Salem’s Hawthorne Inn, 420 High St., with voice actresses Tiffany Grant, Christine Marie Cabanos; author Dr. Patrick Graduate, “The Otaku Encyclopedia,” deejay Speedycake. http://triadanimecon.com /?page_id=5
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. $140 per student ($120 museum members). Information/application at 704-633-5946.
PPT summer theatre camps 2012 — June 11 through Au. 13: registration open at www.piedmontplayers.com/norvell/youth-programs/summer-theatre-camps or call 704-633-5471.
Summer camp at Old Salem — July 24-26: Hands-on summer camp for rising first-second graders. 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
Fundraisers
SHS BBQ for baseball — 11 a.m.-until, Saturday, March 24, plates for $7, desserts for $1. To fund the varsity baseball team’s trip to April 8 tournament in Orlando. Held at Rusher Tire & Auto, 702 S. Main St.
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.
Arbor Day 5K Fun Run/Walk — Noon, Saturday, April 28: $22 before April 27, $30 after or on race day. Strollers welcome, free t-shirts to first 100 5K participants. Sponsored by Spencer Hometown Holidays Committee, proceeds support community events. www.spencerhometownholidays.com, 704 239 3559, robwnance@gmail.com
Night Life
Buckshots Live Music Venue, 5658 S. Main St. — Wednesday, Open Jam Night•Thursday, Hot Rods and Harleys with deejay Fast Freddie •Friday, March 23: 21st Century Goliath • Saturday, March 24: D.B Bryant, Ronnie Hymes and Carolina Freight. Doors Wed-Thurs 4p.m., Friday-Saturday 2 p.m., shows 8 p.m. 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., — 8 p.m.-until, Friday-Saturday, March 22-23: Karaoke with Mark Tomei.704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Fri. March 23: Craig Woolard Band. Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub.com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — Fridays: Live jazz and spoken word poetry for predominately 35+ clientele. $7 cover, $5 members. Doors open 8 p.m., band 10:30 p.m. Twitter, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m., Friday, March 23: Gray Wise and Carolina Sky, www.reverbnation.com/graywise
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, March 22: Karaoke performance by Paul T.• 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 23: Tommy Talton, Stan Robertson, “Two Old Cowboys…One Hat,” $5 cover • 9- 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17: acoustic tunes with Dave Myers, Ashley Honbarrier, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, March 24: Wayward Reason•Tuesday, Open Mic •Wednesday, World Tavern Poker• Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee•Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville HWY 150 —Brad Ratladge Band and Horsemen Lets Ride Saturday. Screamo bands Friday night, The Helper, Signals the Sky, OCIS and Bloodline Severed. 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.
Classes
Salisbury Art Station — Spring Break Art, April 9-13: 9 a.m.-noonages 6-12• 2-5 p.m. ages 13-18• $185 for the week includes instruction, matieras Register first come first serve 704-754-0853, 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 24: Gentle Guardian Statues • March 31: Glowing Lantern Houses • April 7: Garden Turtles • 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.
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 seminars — 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14: For kids, bring your Easter basket, recycle it into a fairy garden; bring teacup and saucer for fairy house; $14 per child•10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21: For gardeners, fill a colander of kitchen herbs, put by your back door for instant salad fixins; $15 per person, supplies included, reservations required. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033. www.carolinalily.com
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., 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 tonight 6-8 p.m., March 22, 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.
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays.1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Film
Free film at the Concord Library — 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24: Movie version of a novel by Pearl S. Buck starring Paul Muni and Louise Rainer. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N., 704-920-2053.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis — 9 p.m., Friday, March 30 after the downtown Concord Art Walk: “Catching Dreams,” www.twinvisionentertainment.com. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787.
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, stheriau@uncc.edu
14th RiverRun International Film Festival — April 13-22: One of the premier film festivals in the southeast: 140 films includings 59 features and 81 shorts. Ddowntown Winston-Salem. www.riverrunfilm.com
Call for vendors
Earth Day Birthday Jam 2012 — April 21: Music, information booths, food, drink, brews, local artists, vendors, plants, flowers, kids’ crafts, activities. Booths $30, 704-798-9237, ashleyhonbarrier@yahoo. com; Stacey Carter 704-213-4743, staceyandjojo@ hotmail.com
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
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 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). 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
Fourth annual Albemarle 2D-3D nature art show — Through March 31, Falling Rivers Gallery. Details/prospectus: Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle, 704-983-4278, www. fallingriversgallery.com
Deadline Saturday for pastel artists — Pastel Society of NC, Appalachian Pastel Society, Piedmont Pastel Society statewide exhibit for chalk pastelists. Entry deadline March 24. Prospectus/information www.pastelsocietyofnc.com, p_savage@bellsouth.net
Deadline Saturday for ‘Art On The Neuse’ — Outdoor Arts Festival in Oriental, NC on May 12. All media accepted, original art only. Entry deadline March 24. www.pamlicoarts. org/opportunities.html for guidelines and registration form.
Speakers and forums
American Association of University Women forum — 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14: “Education Matters,” Dr. Judy Grissom, Supt. of Rowan-Salisbury Schools, reservations required, held at the Salisbury Country Club, 704-798-2574.
‘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
Art
East Spencer exhibit — East Spencer Art Exhibit featuring local talent in honor of Black History Month on display through March 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at East Spencer Town Hall, 105 South Long St., 704-636-7111.
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 • Donated works by local artist including Rail Walk artists; 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. www.railwalkgallery.com 704-431-8964.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — “Multiplicity” through May 12. Juie Rattley III , David Kessler, along 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. Through March 29: Rowan-Salisbury Elementary Schools. March 31-April 19: Rowan-Salisbury Middle Schools.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Contemporary Maya Textiles, 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Fairytales, Fantasy & Fear, 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
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
Trips
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
YMCA cruise to Hawaii — Eight day/seven night cruise to Hawaii on Oct. 13, Norwegian Cruise Line Cabins starting at $2,894, includes all transportation, to and from plus all travel, government, port, transfer fees. $350 reservation deposit, contact Barbara Franklin, Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111.
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.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — NC’s first theme park opens April 13. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), Facebook
Museums
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.”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. HSF office, 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — For special tours call 704-279-4979.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 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, 9621 Reed Mine Road, off Highway 200 near Locust — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31: Spring Festival, start of the panning season, family fun games, tours of underground mines, ”strike it rich.” Museum includes visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill and panning area. Museum is free, panning tickets available for $2. Information: 704-721-4653 or www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/
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 — 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, — Beginning March 31, extended hours for final weeks of Mummies: March 31 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 1 noon-7 p.m.; April 2-4 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 5-6 9 a.m. -8 p.m.; April 7 10 a.m.-8 p.m., April 8 (Easter Sunday)— final day of the exhibition—11 a.m.- 8 p.m.704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS. org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — 704-372-6261, 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 — 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 — 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — The Story of North Carolina. 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. — 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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Business

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College unveils tenants, training partners at Advanced Technology Center

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with drug, assault crimes

Local

City of Salisbury to resume normal operations, return to in-person council meetings

Local

Dreams of flight become reality at ASCEND summer camp

Local

Base salary for SPD officers increases to nearly $42,000 next week

News

‘He loved people:’ Larry Ford leaves behind legacy of legal achievement, community service

Local

Statewide pickleball tournament at Catawba College in September expected to draw hundreds of visitors

Local

Resources still available for those dealing with lingering impacts of pandemic

Education

Shoutouts: Misenheimer completes master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College

Education

State expands Principal of the Year to charter schools

High School

All-county baseball team: Norris Award winner Honeycutt made the most of a dozen games

Education

Partners in learning raises $3.2 million for new facility

Education

Tar Heel Boys State creates miniature government at Catawba College

News

NC medical marijuana legalization gets hearing in Senate

News

N. Carolina bill ending extra $300 benefits heads to Cooper

Coronavirus

New COVID-19 positives in Rowan at lowest point since start of pandemic

Education

Rowan Wild’s animal camp makes a comeback at Dan Nicholas Park

Coronavirus

Health officials say financial incentives helped vaccination rates; lottery drawing today

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry adopts budget that keeps tax rate flat

Business

Airport Advisory committee endorses plans for expansion at Mid-Carolina Regional

China Grove

China Grove will celebrate 40th Farmers Day with week full of festivities

Sports

Pistons win in NBA draft lottery; Hornets will get 11th pick

Crime

Officers in Locust arrest drivers who tried to flee; one was on motorcycle reported stolen from Rowan

News

Panel OKs NC Senate budget bill; Dems pan policy provisions