Roundabout: What's happening
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 26, 2012
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Company’ — 7:30 p.m., through April 28: Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy about Robert, a bachelor in NYC on the eve of his 35th birthday. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
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.
‘Jude the Obscure Parts I & II’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Through May 5, $20. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
Carolina Actors Studio Theater presents Jonathan Coarsey in ‘Floyd Collins’ — Through May 12. NODA@28 St., 2424 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC 28205. Reservations www.NCCAST.com, 704-455-8542.
Simple Living Festival 2012 — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, May 5: Dan Nicholas Park Nature Center’s fifth annual Simple Living Festival celebrating Earth Day, featuring traditional skills, crafts, live acoustic music. Food by Providence UMC YIA (Youth In Action). No admission. Music starts at noon featuring Michael & Gaynell Lambert, Richard Jones, Coleman Emerson, Liam Pendergrass, Jim and Angela Gobble, Eden’s Gate and Bob Paolino. Special presentation at 11 a.m. in Nature Center auditorium by Ken Clifton from RCCC on benefits of using solar energy. email@example.com 704-216-7833, 704-216-7819, www.dannicholas.net
‘It’s A Spring Thing!’— 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 5: Third annual event with food, live music, wine tasting, vendors, bee yard, nature trail, picnic area, herb and flower cutting garden, greenhouse flowers, vegetable plants, petting zoo. Free admission and parking. SandyCreek Farm, 3160 South NC Hwy 150, Lexington, between Reeds and Tyro. www.sandycreekfarm150.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,” authors, storytelling. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Huntersville. www.showclix.com /event/210406
Let’s Get Connected Day — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 19: music, food, dance, circle of prayer, dedication of peace pole. Performers: Overton Elementary Band, Mini Funk Factory, North Rowan Connections Choir, Kujamani Dance Team, Native Drummers. Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road, 704-636-6119
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
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.com
Music & more
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.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Men’s Chorus — 3 p.m., Sunday, May 13: 17th annual Spring concert “Sing When the Spirit Says Sing!” in the sanctuary. Also performing: The Inner Voices, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, St. John’s Adult Handbell Choirs, The Luther Ringers, The Classic Ringers. 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431.
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.
Faure’s ‘Requiem’ with orchestra — 7 p.m., Friday, May 18 and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 20: presented by The Piedmont Choral Society and the sanctuary choirs of Concord’s First Presbyterian Church and Central UMC. Held at First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Drive, Concord. Free. 704-699-6053, email@example.com
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 — • Lyle Lovett, May 5• Kansas, May 12 • Natalie Cole, May 25 • The Band Perry, May 27 • k.d. lang, June 2• Foreigner, June 8• Gary Allan Country Throwdown Tour, July 14.Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
This & That
Arbor Day 5K Fun Run/Walk — 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28 in conjunction with Arbor Day celebration: $22 before April 27, $30 after this date or on race day. Strollers welcome, free t-shirts to first 100 5K participants. Proceeds support community events. www.spencerhometownholidays. com, 704-239-3559, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Patterson book signing tonight — 5:30 p.m, Thursday, April 26: Local historian, author of “Concord and Cabarrus County Revisited,” Concord Library Auditorium. free, portion of the book sales to Concord Friends of the Library. 27 Union St., N., 704-920-2054.
Historic Salisbury narrated trolley tour — 11 a.m. Saturdays, April through October. 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: 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.
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.
Big Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, May 5: Music to dance by with the Highlighters. $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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
Concord book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, discussing “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne.Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library meeting room, 27 Union St., N.
NSSA member-authors booksigning — 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 10: Bob Harris, How Sweet It Is!: From The Cotton Mill to the Crow’s Nest; Mark Johnson, Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life; Dave Ungrady, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias; Doug Segrest: A Storm Came Up; Craig Greenlee: November Ever After•Super bowl rings, try them on in conjunction with book signing. Jostens displays 28 rings created for National Football League Super Bowl champions. Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., NSSA at www.nssafame.com, 704-633-4275.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
White Liquor & Dirt Tracks exhibit in Mt. Airy — Annual exhibit’s third season at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History: “Biographies,” highlighting life and times of pioneers in stock car racing. Museum admission $5/person. Through mid May. 336-786-4478, www.whiteliquoranddirttracks.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 Baptist youth ministries. Courtney Baptist Church, 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville, 336-244-2995.
Southeast Middle School PTA annual Patriots Palooza — 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 28, 1570 Peeler Road (off Hwy 29). Car “bashing” booth, inflatables, games, hayrides, food, craft booths, food vendors, more. Open to the public. Proceeds go to Southeast Middle School PTA and technology needs.
Memorial Ride for Hospice of NC — Registration begins 10 a.m. at Kohls, Sunday, May 6; kickstands up 11 a.m.; cookout and fun 2 p.m. at Dan Nicholas Park. $15/bike, $5/extra rider. Call 336-596-9011.
Kannapolis Roller Girls fundraiser dinner — To go orders only, pick up between May 7-13, Fatz Cafe, Afton Ridge off 85 exit 54. Advance tickets $10, Tammy at 704-273-3989. Benefits the amateur roller derby team open to all women.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, April 27: bluegrass band Dry Run, no cover • 9-midnight, Saturday, April 28: Salisbury’s all-star classic rock band Motel Soap, $5 cover. 704-797-0093, www.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 27: Synister B, Mount Woodland Boys and guest •Saturday, pool tourney. 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 Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, April 28 Common Ground•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 — Saturday, April 28: Arms of Mercy, A Heart Divided and comedy with Scott Meade the Coolemee Clown• doors open 7 p.m. 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 27:Josh Sanders, hometown hero who made it into the top 40 on American Idol. http://joshsandersmusic.com•Saturday, April 28: The Piedmont Boys, www.reverbnation.com/thepiedmontboys. www.reverbnation. com/venue/theloftbenchwarmers
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, April 26: Karaoke performance by Mark Shue• 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.
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.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Friday, April 27: 60s Christian recording artist James Stock. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Let your inner artist out to play at Falling Rivers Gallery — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10: Two-hour session to create your very own abstract painting on 16×20’ canvas led by professional artist Tatyana Buck. Bring your own wine or beverage. $35, art supplies included, maximum 10 participants, adults only. Registration, prepayment required at 704-983-4278, firstname.lastname@example.org, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle.
Chrismon classes, all new designs — Beginner, Thursday, May 3: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday,May 4: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • New Beginner, Saturday, May 5: 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Intermediate 2, Saturday, May 5: 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, email@example.com
Two free design demonstrations — Saturday, April 28: 10:30 a.m., Bow Tying • Noon, Wild Flowers and Herbs • Open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739.
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 Y — 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class 6-8 p.m., May 3, all supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
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.
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. 10 a.m.-noon • 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.pottery-101.com
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Thursdays: Beginner, 6:30-7 p.m. (preregister needed); Beginner II, 7-7:45; Intermediate/Advanced, 8-9. Wednesdays: Beginner, 7-7:45; Beginner II, 8-8:45. $ 10 per person per week, no partner needed. 704-202-9655, 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, 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.
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.
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. 704-232-6000, www.PattLegg. com
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
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.
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. (Haven Lutheran Church basement). Contact director Missy Barnes, 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.oldcourthousetheatre.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 parade entries
Faith Fourth of July Parade entries — Applications now being accepted, call James, Sylvia or Pam Alexander at 704-279-2256. Deadline June 18. For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Musicians.
Call for vendors
Southeast Middle School PTA annual Patriots Palooza — 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 28, 1570 Peeler Road (off Hwy 29). Vendor spaces available on first come, first serve basis, $10 or $15 if table is provided by Southeast.
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,” authors, storytelling. Vendor applications at www.goldhill.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Biker Blues Rally — Second Annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off, Sept. 20-22: now accepting vendor applications. See www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com under forms for more information, contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or email@example.com
Call for musicians
Faith Idol contest — Entries now being accepted for Faith Idol contest. Age categories: 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and up (adult). This event is held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration. 704-279-2256 for more information. Deadline June 18. For parade entry information, see This and That.
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
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
Call to artists, all media — Randolph Arts Guild accepting applications for consideration for future exhibitions, deadline April 30. Sara Smith Self Gallery, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The gallery is currently scheduled through 2013; artists applying would be considered for exhibitions in 2014 and beyond. 336-629-0399, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception tonight for Student Expo hosted by Carolina Artists — Artists reception 5-7:30 p.m., Expo for Rowan County artists in grades K-12 at Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free, open to the public 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday April 25-26; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 27.
Local art at Tastebuds — Featuring artists Rachel Lee, Sharon Forthofer, Lisa Flippin, Phyllis Stiemel, Barbara Duffy, Norma Owen, Joyce Cavanagh-Wood. Free, open to the public May-June, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tastebuds Coffee & Tea, 106 N. Main St., 704-245-4134.
Robert Crum designs label — Artist Robert Crum signs his watercolor on the label of Morgan Ridge Vineyards’ latest release. Release party 1-5 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 486 John Morgan Road in Gold Hill. www.morganridgevineyards.com, www.robertcrumfineart.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Rowan Salisbury’s High School Exhibition, April 21-May 12. Reception May 3, 5-6:30pm. Free and open to all • “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
The Cabarrus Art Guildartist reception — 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 6, the Depot at Gibson Mill, 25 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord. Light refreshments, awards presented.
‘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
YMCA cruise to Hawaii — Oct. 13: Eight day/seven night cruise to Hawaii. Call Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111 at the JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 -636-0111.
The Friends of RPL travel to see two shows — June 1-3: Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va.: “Red Velvet Cake Wars,” southern-fried comedy; “Over the President’s Shoulder,” memoirs of White House chief butler through four presidential administrations. Plus traditional music at Carter Family Fold, dinner at Heartwood, backstage tour of the Barter. Deadline April 30. Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.
Charleston, W.Va. and Ohio Amish country — May 22-15, includes Blenko glass factory tour in W.Va. and an Amish wedding feast in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 26 acres of ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, shelters, playground, event center, walking trail. 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury. Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and Rail Trail 735 St. Stephens Church , 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
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 — Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day Monday. Starting June 1 open 7 days. Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874)
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 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. — 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. — 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — 704-279-4979.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — 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 — 704-721-4653, 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 — historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound’s 75th anniversary, Mount Gilead — email@example.com, 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 — 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