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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.
‘An Evening of Fairy Tales’ at Rowan Public Library — 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10: Students from the Theater Arts Department at Livingstone College, under the direction of Michael Connor, bring favorite fairy tales to life. Free. Refreshments served. 201 West Fisher St. 704-216-8234.
Historic Salisbury narrated trolley tour — 11 a.m. Saturdays, April through Oct. Tours begin/end at Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. $8 for adults, children 4 to 10 $5, under 4 free. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com
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
‘Clara Barton’ comes to RPL — 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12: The Friends of the Rowan Public Library host storyteller, actress, writer Karen Vuranch portraying Clara Barton, the angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross. Light refreshments follow. Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8228.
Touch-A-Truck –10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 21: Children can touch, feel, climb in and out of fire trucks, dump trucks, police cars, more. Hosted by the City of Salisbury, corner of S. Church and W. Fisher Streets, free. Rain date May 12. 704-216-270.
Sixth Spring Fling Arts and Crafts — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, vendors invited, 704-213-0980.
Family planetarium show ‘Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, April 21: Stories told by Grandpa Ben and his family as they camp under the evening stars. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Adults $3, 12 and under $2. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
Great Books Discussion Group — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10: Discussing Tocqueville’s “Power of the Majority” from Democracy in America. Concord Library meeting room. Pre-register at 704-920-2054, 27 Union St., N., Concord, jseury@cabarruscounty.us
The Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Series — 10 a.m., Thursday, April 12: Discussing Empire Falls by Richard Russo, led by Dr. Roxanne Newton (rescheduled from Feb. 23). Registration required,704-920-2050, Concord Library auditorium, 27 Union St., N.
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.
PPT summer theatre camps 2012 — June 11-Aug. 13: registration open at www.piedmontplayers. com/norvell/youth-programs/summer-theatre-camps or call 704-633-5471.
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.
Summer camp at Old Salem — July 24-26: Summer camp for rising first-second graders. Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy St. Cost $100 each child, register www.oldsalem.org/summer-camps. 336-721-7390, email dsnyder@oldsalem.org
NC Longrifles — First ever exhibit featuring all nine Longrifle Schools of North Carolina at High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. See www.highpointmuseum.org
Music & more
Queen tribute at the Knight Theater —7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1: Premier Queen tribute band, “One Night Of Queen,” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works. Tickets start at $34.50. 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.Tickets: 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Itzhak Perlman in Raleigh — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15: Tickets now on sale for violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s concert, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Meymandi Concert Hall, downtown Raleigh, www.ncsymphony. org, 877-627-6724, www.ticketmaster.com
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 $12, students $10. 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
Blue Ridge gospel concert — 6 p.m., April 29: Quartet from Franklin, also singing is Scotty Howard, member of Christ UMC. Christ United Methodist Church family life center, 3401 Mooresville Road, Salisbury,NC free, 704-639-7647.
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering — 7:30 p.m., April 13: Bluegrass/Americana band Red June. Free, donations appreciated. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. www.folksociety.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 — • k.d. lang, June 2• Foreigner, June 8• Kansas, May 12• The Band Perry, May 27. 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
Comedy
‘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. Stand-up comedy quiz show. 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusartscouncil. org/davis-theatre
Festivals
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
Hiddenite Center annual Heritage Fair — April 18-20, The Hiddenite Center, 316 Hiddenite Church Road, Hiddenite. www.hiddenitecenter.com
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
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.
Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 12: Shops, artists, crafters, Three River Quilt Guild’s “Airing of the Quilts,” authhors, storytelling. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com
Theater
Carson High School 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
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
Fundraisers
Deadline nears for 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 — 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.com
Breakfast-cruise in-live music-auction — 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 28: Cruise-in registration begins 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast, music by Caleb’s Bridge, lunch, auction. Proceeds go to Courtney Baptst youth ministries. Courtney Baptist Church, 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville, 336-244-2995.
Night Life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, April 6: Reggie Buie Trio with Diana Tuffin, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7: Live music TBA, no cover. 704-797-0093, ww.thebluevine. com
Buckshots Live Music Venue, 5658 S. Main St. — Wednesday, Open Jam Night•Thursday, Hot Rods and Harleys with deejay Fast Freddie • Pool tourney, w/$5 buy in, • Saturday, April 7: Saturday, Graveyard Boulevard Band, pool tourney w/$5 buy in. Doors open 4 p.m., music begins around 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. — Friday nights: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. Saturday nights: Open juke box nite, come play your favorite songs. 704-638-8996.
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Saturday, April 7: Rock with Vess, www.facebook.com/thevessband. www.reverbnation.com/venue/theloftbenchwarmers
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, April 5: Karaoke performance by Lamar Paylor, Anne Hicks• 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. — •Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee•Friday, jam session with Monkey Wrench, live music Synister B•Saturday, April 7: live music Killing Time.
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, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
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.neighborhood theatre.com
Classes
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, info@chrismons.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 • April 7: Garden Turtles • April 14: Hanging Bird Baths • April 21: Themed Wind Chimes • April 28: Appalachian Face Jugs • May 5: Animal Banks • May 19: Funny Fish • May 26: Clay Whistles • Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail. com, www. pottery101.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, matierals. Register, first come first served 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
Discovering the Sacred in our Everyday Lives — Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24: Simple spiritual practices to help encounter the Sacred in small things. Six weekly sessions. Instructor Karen Campbell, Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Haven Lutheran Church basement. $15 /week or $75/six weeks. Pre-register at 704-857-7503, seeds4change.karen@ gmail.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. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment, ingridaerickson@yahoo.com. 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. Instructors are pro division dancers in Competitive Shag Association. Call for times, prices: Tobitha 704-202-9655, tstewartrealtor@gmail.com; David or Diane Harrington 704-279-6168.
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.
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.: Beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200/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, $35/2 hour session or $180/6, 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.
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
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. No meeting on Good Friday, next meeting Friday, April 13. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Film
Tonight: Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films. 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5: “The Day Carl Sandburg Died:” life and times of the world-renowned poet, historian, storyteller, musician. Next film, May 31. 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
Auditions
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 volunteers@oldcourthousetheater.org
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.oldcourthousetheatre. org, youth@oldcourthousetheatre. org
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre — 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 21: open call audition for the Charlotte premiere of “Zastrozzi, The Master Of Discipline,” by George F. Walker directed by Tony Wright. Information/ appointment, Tony Wright,actorsgym@yahoo.com or 704-649-8508. www.nccast.com. 2424 No. Davidson St.
NC 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. Download application under competitions & awards at www.ncsymphony.org/ educationprograms or contact Symphony Director of Education Jessica Myers at jmyers@ncsymphony. org or 919-789-5461.
Call for vendors
Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — Saturday, May 12, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill: Artists, crafters, Three River Quilt guild’s “Airing of the Quilts,” atuhors, storytelling. Vendor applications at www.goldhill.com, email goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.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
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
Call for musicians
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — Please include the following in the TIME OUT Section until after April 19) 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.
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
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 southpaws@salisbury.net
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
Art
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 409 N Lee St. — “The Red Show” extended through April 13. Artists explore the color red. A group show by Rail Walk artists. Free admission. Closed Saturday April 6, regular gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and whenever the open flag is flying. www.railwalkgallery. com 704-431-8964.
Reception tonight for Middle School exhibit, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” rotating exhibition showcasing artwork from Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, and home-schooled students featuring the works of nearly 800 students. A reception to honor the students and their families, the art specialists, and school administrators is this evening, April 5, 5-6:30 • “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.• 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
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 — “A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era,” through Aug. 5. 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, includes all transportation to and from plus all travel, government, port, transfer fees. $350 reservation deposit, contact Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, JF Hurley Family YMCA.
The Friends of RPL travel to see two shows — June 1-3: The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va.: “Red Velvet Cake Wars,” southern-fried comedy; “Over the President’s Shoulder,” one-man show based on memoirs of Alonzo Fields, White House chief butler through four presidential administrations. Trip brochures available at all library locations. Melody Moxley, 704-216 8230.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens — April 10: Buses leave 9:30 a.m. JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., return 4 p.m. $25 travel and ticket. Louise Klaver, 704 -636-0111.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.
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Saturday, April 7: double head of steam pulls Caboose Train as part of Easter Bunny Express finale. $12 ages 3 and up, both trains $18. Advance tickets at www.nctrans.org or day of event. 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. — Federal townhouse reflects the lifestyle of the more affluent citizens of the early 1800s. House and garden open April-November, 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. For groups, call 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. Special tours 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. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, free. 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, off Highway 200 near Locust — Museum, visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill, panning area. Museum is free, panning tickets $2. 704-721-4653, 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) or Seven Years War. Free, 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., Saturday April 4: Family Farm Day, meet farm animals and enjoy animal presentations, make a craft, explore the plantation, learn about honeybees, visit the Farm Chores area and milk the cow, gather eggs, water bucket relay. Free with regular admission. 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Extended hours for final weeks of Mummies: 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 — Children younger than age one free. 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’s 75th anniversary, Mount Gilead — NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage. 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 — Preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, award-winning historical garden, horticultural programs. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — •A loan of ten works of Rodin • Rembrandt in America • Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver • “Presence/Absence” • John James Audubon’s Birds of America • Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 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 Scouting, 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 — 919- 733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham —Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 336-723-9111, childrensmuseum ofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — 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. — 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com
 
 
 

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