Roundabout: What's happening
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2012
Music & more
‘All the King’s Women’ at Lee Street Theatre — 7:30 p.m., Through April 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 $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
Community Band Spring Concert — 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29:e Piedmont Prime Time Community band’s tenth annual spring concert, Vintage Motor Club Conference & Events Center, Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., NW, Concord. The 49-member non-profit volunteer organization presents an afternoon of musical art and entertainment. Free, donations accepted. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband. org.
Jason Petty “Hank Williams” dinner concert — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21: RCCA/SCCA reciprocal concert for RCCA season ticket holders. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle. 704-986-3666, www.stanlyciviccenter.com/events.html
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering — 7:30 p.m., April 13: Red June is a young progressive bluegrass/ Americana band based in Asheville. 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
Gaither Music Spectacular — 6 p.m., Saturday, April 28: Bill Gaither hosts an evening of music, LJVM Arena Coliseum, Winston-Salem, tickets at www.gaither.com, 800-745-3000.
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.
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, uproarious stand-up comedy quiz show. 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www. cabarrusartscouncil.org/ davis-theatre
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
Twelfth annual CC Spring Fest Bluegrass Festival — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., April 21: Passin Thru, Destination Bluegrass, Cabin Creek, Movin’ On Bluegrass, Grass Strings, Timber Ridge. Advance tickets $10, at the door $12 senior and $15 general. Children 12 and under free with adult. Cross Country Camp Ground, Denver. 800-852-4840, email@example.com
88th Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival, Fiddler’s Grove — May 25-27: Music competitions, workshops, storytelling, clogging, food, dancing. Advance tickets before May 15 $35, youth $15. After May 17 $50, youth $25. www.fiddlersgrove.com
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. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiddenite Center annual Heritage Fair — April 18-20, The Hiddenite Center, 316 Hiddenite Church Road, Hiddenite. www.hiddenitecenter.com
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Company’ — 7:30 p.m., April 19-22, 25-28: Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy about Robert, a bachelor in NYC on the eve of his 35th birthday. As his married friends plan a surprise birthday party for him, hilaraity ensues with Robert giving the audience views into his friends’ marriages. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.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: email@example.com 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
East Rowan’s Broadway Revue — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 27-28•2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29. “Twenty Years of Magic, A Blast From the Past.” Tickets $10; Patron tickets $15 include a meal, Friday-Saturday shows only.
‘The Vagina Monologues — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 20-21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Theatre! Statesville presents Eve Ensler’s charity production, Bella Grace Event Center, 211 West Front St., Statesville. Tickets $12 at www.statesvilletheatre.com or at the door.
This & That EnviroMingle™ at Pottery 101tonight — 5-7 p.m., 101 S. Main St., sponsored by Catawba’s Center for the Environment, open to anyone with an interest in creating a more environmentally sustainable future.
Lord Salisbury celebrates Earth Day — 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 20: Earth Night Out, free family event with displays, activities, programs, kids’ activities, trolley rides, South Main Classic Car Show, Downtown Ghost Walk, drum circle. Live music by Gulley and others. www.downtownsalisburync.com
Sixth annual Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, 704-213-0980.
Family planetarium show ‘Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, April 21: Stories in the sky. Participants will watch Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories, a planetarium show about constellations, get a chance to test their new knowledge using an audience response system. Families may make a star wheel for use during their own backyard observing sessions. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Adults $3, 12 and under $2. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
ParaED training — 7 p.m., Sataurday, April 14: Historic Gold Hill’s ParaED training event at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, Carolina Paranormal Society presents conference and training at Russell-Rufty Shelter followed by four hours of investigation at five sites in the park, including Powder House. Limit 60 seats, no one under age ten. Advance registration and payment required, $45. www.Haunted GoldHill.com, 704-267-9439.
Bottle collectors’ show at the Civic Center — April 21, Salisbury Civic Center.
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.
Stamp and postcard show — May 5-6, Char-Meck Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte between South Blvd. and SouthPark Mall. Free admission, parking. 828-274-3804, www.richardstampshop.com
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
Lexington Spring Marketplace — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 28: From antiques to coins to art to wood carving to crafts to home safety. Free admission, parking. Davidson County Fairground Exhibit Hall, 400 Greensboro St., Ext., Lexington. Breakfast, lunch available. Sponsored by GFWC Lexington’s Woman’s Club.
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.
The Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Series — 10 a.m., Thursday, April 19: Discussing “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, led by Dr. John Sykes. Registration required,704-920-2050, Concord Library auditorium, 27 Union St., N.
Historic Gold Hill Cruise-in —2 p.m. till dark every third Saturday (April 21) March-October, 50/50 raffle, classic, antique cars, street rods, cycles. 740 St. Stephens Church Road. Facebook gold hill cruise in or firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Kannapolis cruise-in thisSaturday— 3:30-9:30 p.m., Downtown Kannapolis. Cabarrus Events Association, 704-932-3808 or Facebook.
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.
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, email@example.com
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, April 13: Americana/progressive with Porch Dog Revival, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14: Soul/blues/funk with Brent Lawrence, 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 • Friday, April 13: from Arizona Izzy Edible, Simi Siko • Saturday, April 14: Swamp Da Wamp, Fatback Mule, pool tourney $5 buy in. Doors open 4 p.m., music begins around 8 p.m. 704-856-0227.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant. com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave., — 8 p.m., Friday, Saturday night: Karaoke. 704-638-8996.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville HWY 150 — Friday: Christian metal Night with Fat Kid Wins Cake, Distance, The Helper, Fall of Goliath and Alas We Breathe•Saturday: Sixth anniversary bash with Shield of Salvation, We are Leo, LifeGiver, 7th Vessel, Downpor, All of a Kind. WBFJ broadcasts live 6-8 p.m. First band 5:45, BBQ on site, a rep from NOTW christian clothing. Free Cheerwine•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.
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Friday, April 13: Winston-Salem’s GOryanGO, www.reverbnation.com/goryango, www.reverbnation.com/venue/theloftbenchwarmers
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, April 12: Karaoke performance by Richard Gregory and Barry Ridenhour• 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, April 14: Altered View•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.
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.neighborhoodtheatre.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. Registration required, 704-857-7503, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 14: Hanging Bird Baths • April 21: Themed Wind Chimes • Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail. com, www.pottery-101.com
Jewelry-making workshop — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21: Jewelry artist Kathryn Dews teaches the basics of beading with stranded beading wire including use of crimps and other metal findings, as well as finishing techniques with toggle clasps. For age 12 and older. $35 includes materials, light refreshments. Green Goal Gallery, Spencer. Preregister at 704-639-0606 or email@example.com‘
Meet Your Feet’ Yoga workshop — 3-4 p.m., Saturday, April 14: Workshop intended for flexibly-challenged people, focus on the foot, yoga techniques for strengthening and stretching. $10, wear comfortable clothing. The Blue Ewe Yoga Studio, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 704-639-0606, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Chrismon classes, all new designs — • Intermediate, 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
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. $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 with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
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, email@example.com for details.
Salisbury community weight loss challenge — 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through June 5: personal coach, free meal plan, group support. $35. Pre-register at 704-638-0165.
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Beginner or intermediate, 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. Registration/materials 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
Watercolor classes at LGAC — 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 Friday, April 13. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
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.co
NC Rowan County Anime Group to show film — 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18: “801 Airbats.” Rowan Public Library Hurley Room. Note: this anime series is rated for mature viewing only. Not for young kids. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ NCRowanCountyanime/
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
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.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-649-8508. www.nccast.com. 2424 No. Davidson St.
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, email@example.com
St. Thomas Players ‘Dinner With Friends’ — 7 p.m.,April 30-May 1: two men and two women who can play early 40s, cold readings from script, performances June 13-23. Audition at Center for Faith & the Arts 207 W. Harrison St. (basement of Haven Lutheran Church). For more information, contact director Missy Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Call for musicians
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.
Speakers and forums
Artist talk at SECCA — 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19: Natasha Bowdoin, creator of large-scale work for upcoming exhibition “Paperless.” Free. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
Mining Technology in North Carolina — 2 p.m., Monday, April 16: In recognition of NC Science Festival Michael Scott from Reed Gold Mine discusses types of mining in NC and methods used to recover gold. Door prizes. Registration required, 704-920-2054. 27 Union St., N., Concord
Photography Invitational Reception — 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 13: Honoring the Invitational photographers. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
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/
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, featuring Middle School students’ art through April 19. Now in its 29th year, this display features the works of nearly 800 students. A reception to honor the students and their families, the art specialists, and school administrators are held during each exhibition rotation.
‘Paperless’ opens at SECCA — Opening Friday, April 27. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904, www.secca.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 — 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
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 —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.
Opens this weekend: Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock — NC’s first theme park opens April 13. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874)
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Saturday, April 14: Bonus weekend of steam engine caboose train rides as filming for new television show, “John and Barney: Have Engine, Will Travel” takes place.See www.nctrans.org for details, also 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 — 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
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. Info: 704-279-4979.
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 — 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, admission 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, open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs.org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Recycled Flower Bouquet Workshop. 2 p.m., Sunday, March 4: Art supplies provided, reservations required, $7 per person, 336-758-5599. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 14: Family Farm Day: Free with regular site admission. Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — 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 — Full schedule listing at 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. Travel through a timeline, stopping at educational stations along the way. 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound’s 75th anniversary, Mount Gilead — 910-439-6802, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — •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, childrensmuseumofws.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. — Adults $8/ Children 12 months and older $8. Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com