Roundabout: What's happening
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 29, 2012
Music & more
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
‘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
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. Free, seating is limited. 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org
Celebrate Jazz appreciation month — 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday April 7: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band featuring Jazz vVocalist 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., email@example.com, www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
RCCA presents ‘Huck Finn …The Musical!’ — 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 22: by the Catawba Theatre Dept., Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Adults $20, students $5. Available at Visitor Center, Belk, Literary Book Post, Keppel Box Office one hour prior to show, 704-633-1474, 704-636-0181, www.rccamusic.com
NC Symphony performs Beethoven in Lexington — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, Edward C. Smith Civic Center. Tickets $15-$40 at www.smithciviccenter.com. 217 S. Main St., www.ncsymphony.org
NC Symphony 2012-13 season — June 7 gala event kicks off 80th anniversary celebration, free community concerts across the state begin May 31 to lead up to official season opening Sept. 9. Information on subscriptions, dates, times, tickets at 919-733-2750, toll free 877-627-6724, www.ncsymphony.org
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Drags To Riche$, April 7• k.d. lang, June 2• Foreigner, June 8• Kansas, May 12. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Second annual NC Brewers and Music Festival — 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday May 12: Steep Canyon Rangers, Sol Driven Train, The Black Lillies, Ryan Montbleau Band, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Old Man Markley and BIG Something. Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Tickets www.showclix.com/event/210406
19th annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games — April 21-22: Celtic rock groups the Rogues and Rathkeltair, Texas Celtic sounds of Clandestine, traditional Celtic musicians Ed Miller, Jil Chambless, John Taylor. Complete schedules, event information, advance tickets at www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net.
‘Peter Pan’ at the McGlohon — 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 31: Presented by OnStage School of Performing Arts with an all age cast, tickets start at $10. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or www.carolinatix.org
‘All the King’s Women’ at Lee Street Theatre — 7:30 p.m., April 11-14: Five comedic plays, three monologues based on the life of Elvis Presley. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St (corner of Kerr), contact email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-855-7297 ext 1159
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘110 in the Shade’ — 8 p.m., April 26, 27, 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12. 2:30 p.m., April 29, May 6. Based on the play “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash. $15/ $12/$10. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
This & That
2nd annual Spring Craft Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 31: Indoor, outdoor vendors, door prizes, food for sale, sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-638-5275.
American Legion Easter egg hunt — 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 31: Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post 106 annual event for ages 12 and under. Picture made with Easter Bunny, refreshments. Open to the public. 6250 Hwy 801, 704-278-2493.
Earth Day on the Greenway — Monday, April 2, Prescott section of Salisbury Greenway. Free educational opportunity hosted by City of Salisbury. Rain date April 16. Contact pmoor@ salisburync.gov or 704-216-2708.
Concord book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, discussing “The Senator and the Socialite” by Lawrence Graham.Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library meeting room, 27 Union St., N.
The Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Series — 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5: Discussing “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf, led by Dr. David Carr. Registration required,704-920-2050, Concord Library auditorium, 27 Union St., N.
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
Big Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 7: Music to dance by, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Fifth annual Taste of Home CookingShow — 6:30 p.m., April 24, general admission $10. South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St., China Grove. Tickets available at the Salisbury Post or by phone at 704-797-4220.
Jeanne Robertson ‘Looking for Humor’ Tour — 7 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
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 comedy quiz show, where the audience can participate as contestants for cash prizes live on stage! Host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Cash Cab, Growe is one of Canada’s most accomplished and well-known comedians.
‘Clash of the Media Titans’ — 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 31: WBTV’s David Whisnant vs. Salisbury Post’s Mark Wineka serve ice cream at 1004 West Innes Dairy Queen for charities Rowan Helping Ministries and Faithful Friends Shelter, plus additional $100 to winning charity from DQ. See DQ facebook for details.
Easter egg hunt to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries — Easter Monday, April 9 sponsored by Team Chevrolet of Salisbury: Children hunt for eggs in the dealership’s showroom (indoors) in two shifts: ages 6-11 at 2 p.m., ages 0-5 at 2:45 p.m. Children who participate are asked to bring two non-perishable cans of food or boxed starches for Rowan Helping Ministries’ food pantry •RHM currently has a great need for canned meat, fruit, soup, peanut butter •One golden egg hidden for each hunt, finder receives prize package from Team Chevrolet, The Sweetest Thing, Critters and Just the Thing •At the end of each hunt children return eggs to Team Chevrolet for a bag of surprises •404 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., 704-216-8000 x197.
Arbor Day 5K Fun Run/Walk — 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28: $22 before April 27, $30 after this date 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.comBreakfast/cruise-in/live music auction — 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 28: Courtney Baptist Church, 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville, 336-244-2995 cruise in registration begins 6:30, followed by breakfast, music by Caleb’s Bridge, lunch, auction. Proceeds go to Courtney Baptst youth ministries.
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Live music Friday, March 30: Lauren Light, www.laurenlight.com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m., Saturday, March 30: The Dionne, Hodges & Murphy Trio. 704-754-4907.
Buckshots Live Music Venue, 5658 S. Main St. — Wednesday, Open Jam Night•Thursday, Hot Rods and Harleys with deejay Fast Freddie •Friday, March 30: three bands, Spence followed by Freaks From Abraham and Synister B. $5 cover at the door for all bands • Saturday, March 24: Pool tournament, $5 buy in. Doors open 4 p.m., music begins around 8 p.m. 704-856-0227.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, March 30: acoustic bluegrass trio Boss Hawg,” $5 cover • 9- 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31: acoustic Americana Donna Hughes, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.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 Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday nights: Karaoke. Saturday nights: Open juke box nite, come play your favorite songs. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Saturday, March 31: Atlantic Groove Band. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville HWY 150 — 4Given Souls and International Hi-Way 14:6. 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.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, March 29: Karaoke performance by Laura Norgaard• 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 Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, March 31: Joe Davis•Tuesday, Open Mic •Wednesday, World Tavern Poker• Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee•Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
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.
Steve Earle & The Dukes at Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Wednesday, May 2, doors 7 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets $25. www.neighborhoodtheatre. com
Chrismon classes, all new designs — Beginner, Thursday, April 12: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, April 13: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • New Beginner, Saturday, April 14: 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Intermediate 2, Saturday, April 15: 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, email@example.com
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
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
Children’s clay classes at Pottery 101 — Ages 6-14. $35 per class for instruction, materials, firing. Payment due three days in advance. 10 a.m.-noon • 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.; David or Diane Harrington 704-279-6168.
Uta Hagen-based acting class — 7-10 p.m., Mondays, June 11-July 30: Eight week scene study class taught by Burning Coal’s Artistic director, Jerome Davis. $200, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. Register at 919-834-4001 or www.burningcoal.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, email@example.com for details.
Salisbury community weight loss challenge — 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, April 3-June 5: 10-week class with personal coach, free meal plan, group support. $35. Pre-register at 704-638-0165.
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.
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.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Friday, March 30: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis — 9 p.m., Friday, March 30 after the downtown Concord Art Walk: “Catching Dreams,” www.7 p.m., Thursday, April 5: “The Day Carl Sandburg Died:” life and times of the world-renowned poet, historian, storyteller, musician. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787.
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
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
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 email@example.com
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — 7-9 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, April 30-May 1. For ages 8-18. Performance dates June 21-24. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthouse theatre.org, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 919-789-5461.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for writers
Deadline Saturday for 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. 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, email@example.com
Speakers and forums
15th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 13-15: Friday dinner, Saturday syposium, Sunday morning memorial services, Sunday afternoon prison site tour. Cost $75, register at 704-637-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ninth Annual Southeast Urban Music Conference — April 26-28: “The Branding and Marketing of Urban Music.” The Blake Hotel, 555 S. MacDowell St., Charlotte. Register at www.2012SUMC.com
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.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 409 N Lee St. — “The Red Show & Red Cross Fundraiser” through March 31. Artists explore the color red. North gallery will exhibit artwork by the Rail Walk artists, south gallery will exhibit donated works by local artist including Rail Walk artists. Donated works will be offered in a Silent Auction Event on March 31, from 6-8 p.m. $5 donation at the door. 100% of ticket donation and silent auction proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Free admission during regular gallery hours- 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. — “Multiplicity” through May 12. Artists Juie Rattley III and David Kessler, along with a group show of 20 artists from Artworks Gallery exploring multiple connections through works in multiple mediums • “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” a rotating exhibition showcasing artwork from Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, and home-schooled students. A reception to honor the students and their families, the art specialists, and school administrators are held during each exhibition rotation. Middle School Exhibition is March 31-April 19. Reception is April 5, 5-6:30 p.m. • 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
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/
Demo tomorrow at The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Two artists demonstrate technique at downtown Concord Art Walk Friday, March 30, 6-9 p.m.: Jim Carpenter’s wooden bird carvings, Joseph Sand’s wheel-thrown pottery. In conjunction with new exhibit “Garden Party:” paintings, glass pieces, carved wood birds, pottery planters, birdhouses, pottery, fiber art, huge garden sculptures made from recycled car parts. Through May 17. 704-920-ARTS, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
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 — Fairytales, Fantasy & Fear, 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Mystical Visions, Divine Revelations: Religion and Spirituality in 19th-Century Art,” March 31-Nov. 25: Admission included with cost of admission to museum. 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
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens — April 10: Buses leave J F Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., at 9:30 a.m., return at 4 p.m. $25 travel and ticket. Call 704 -636-0111.
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. 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.
YMCA cruise to Hawaii — Eight day/seven night cruise Oct. 13, Contact Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111 at the JF Hurley Family YMCA.
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.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — NC’s first theme park opens April 13. Tweetsie.com, 877-893-3874, Facebook, Twitter @TweetsieRR
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. — 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Opens Saturday April 7, with Colonial Spring Frolic Event. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 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. — 704-279-4979.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 19th century living history interpretative displays. 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 — The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs.org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — April 1: Design Your Dream Garden Workshop, use stamps and other media to design your own country garden. Preregistratin required, 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville — April 7: Easter egg hunt for children throughout plantation grounds, visit with Easter bunny, make Easter crafts. Pre-registration required, 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrosedale.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 — 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. 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound’s 75th anniversary, Mount Gilead — 1-4 p.m., Sunday, April 1: Special activities, guest speakers. 910-439-6802, email@example.com or www.nchistoricsites.org/town/ town.htm
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. 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 — 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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