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Festivals
JC Price Post 107 Memorial Week celebration — May 25-June 3: 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road•Saturday: 8 a.m memorial service at National Cemetery, followed by breakfast at VFW 3006• Monday: 10 a.m. memorial service at Brenner Ave. Cemetery, VA Medical Center; 6:30 p.m. Gospel Fest • Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Gospel Fest • Wednesday: 9 p.m. dance with deejay Osborne • Thursday: 9 p.m. dance with deejay K Connor • Friday: 9 p.m. dance with deejay Neak • Saturday: 9 p.m. dance with deejay Woody Wood • Rides on the midway May 30-June 3 • 704-636-2950.
First-Responders Day festival — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 9: to honor police, EMS, fire department and other first responders with a roasted pig, bouncy house, bluegrass band and other fun stuff. NorthGate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, 704-633-7063.
88th Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival, Fiddler’s Grove — May 25-27: Music competitions, workshops, storytelling, clogging, food, dancing. Tickets $50, youth $25. www.fiddlersgrove.com
Local musician and group open at Carowinds’ Joyfest — 7 p.m., Saturday, May 26: local musician Timika Peterson and The Few Chosen & Stereo, is the opening band at JoyFest 2012, Carowinds Theme Park, Carowinds Paladium, www.joyfest.org
18th Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival — 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, June 16: Music festival and guitar competition features bluegrass band the Gibson Brothers, Doc Watson, Charles Welch, the Water Tower Bucket Boys, Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven, Dori Freeman, and Wayne Henderson and Friends. Twenty guitarists compete for Henderson guitar, children’s activities. Rain or shine, Grayson Highlands State Park, U.S. 58, Mouth of Wilson, Va. Concessions available. $10, free for 12 and younger, $3 parking. www.waynehenderson.org, www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml.
Theater
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Crimes of the Heart’ — 8 p.m., June 14, 15, 16 and 2:30 p.m., June 17. Pulitzer Prize winning dark comedy. Tickets $20, includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert, wine tasting. (Wine tasting for Thur/Fri/Sat evening performances only). 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — 7:30 p.m., June 21-22 and 2:30 p.m., June 23-24. Non-Disney version. Tickets $15. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
George Hamilton in ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ at the Blumenthal — May 29-June 3: also starring Christopher Sieber. Tickets $20-$99.50. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000, BlumenthalArts.org
Lee Street Theatre presents its fourth annual Ten-Minute Original Play Festival — 7:30 p.m., June 6-9: “Six Feet Under” directed by Justin Dionne. World premiere of six original ten-minute comedic plays dealing with the subject of death. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 704-754-2321, 405 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org
Music & more
8th Annual Pops at the Post — Beginning at sunset Saturday, June 2, Salisbury Post loading dock, S. Church St. (rain venue: Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College)
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • k.d. lang, June 2• Foreigner, June 8•Sheryl Crow, June 24 • Gary Allan Country Throwdown Tour, July 14• Deejay Pauly D, July 20. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
‘An Evening of A Cappella’ at Burning Coal Theatre’s MusiCoal Summer Concert Series — 7 p.m., Sunday, May 27: $10, with Cognitive Resonance, Second Shift, and Transit. At the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
Chesney and McGraw in Charlotte — Sunday, June 24: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw in Brothers of the Sun Tour, Bank of America Stadium. Ticketmaster locations, 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com
This & That
Salisbury Ghost Walk Friday night — 8 p.m., Friday, May 25, adults $10, students $5, Meet at 130 W. Innes St., reservations/ information 704-642-1734, boo@salisburyghostwalk.com
13th annual Group Gold Hill bike ride — Registration begins 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26; 50 or 100K ride begins at 9 a.m. $25 registration $25 lunch at Arbor in Historic Gold Hill. Entrants may register that morning.darriushedrick@yahoo.com
D-Day Remembrance — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 2: The Price of Freedom Musuem and ‘A’ Company of the CMVPA honor all Veterans of American wars: Neil Wilkerson sings the national anthem, SRHS ROTC Color Guard, recognition of all Vets. Military vehicles and helicopters on display, military weapons and war related memorabilia, VA mobile unit on site, free gift for all Vets. Food available. Price of Freedom Museum, intersection of Patterson and Weaver Roads (2420 Weaver Road) China Grove. www.pricoffreedom.us
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.
Presto! Magic Camp — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 11-15: Magic apprenticeship for children ages 8-80 years interested in learning and performing tricks and skills of a magician. Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theatre, 405 N. Lee St.; bring a bag lunch. 15 students only, $125 registration includes all materials. 704-633-2787, salisburyartists@ gmail.com, www.salisburyartists. com
NSSA member-authors booksigning — 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 10: Bob Harris, Mark Johnson, Dave Ungrady, Doug Segrest, Craig Greenlee•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.
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
Kannapolis Movies in the Park — 8:45 p.m., Friday, May 25: “Dolphin Tale” (PG) • Musician Matt Minchew opens at 7:30 p.m., Village Park, www.cityofkannapolis. com/summerevents
Music and lunch at Thursdays on Main — 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., VeteransPark, downtown Kannapolis; today, May 24: Soundbarrier Band, lunch on site from Old Stone Vino•Thursday, May 31: Baylor Drive Band, lunch on site from Sweet Pickle Bakery. www.cityofkannapolis. com/summerevents
Fundraisers
‘Another Year, Another Leg’ fundraiser for Drew Hastings — 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, May 25: Port-a-pit chicken plates, dine in or carry out, delivery for 10 or more. First Baptist Church, 223 North Fulton St., Salisbury, 704-640-7939 or 704-957-7011.
Vendor fair/craft sale benefitevents — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 26 at Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis, to benefit the Witherspoon family that lost everything in a house fire. Craft vendors, food, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, more.
Juneteenth — 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, June 16 and 1-6 p.m. Sunday, June 17: Two day community event benefits Back-to-School 2012 school supply giveaway. Radio 92.7 FM with Stacy Blackman to broadcast live from Kelsey-Scott Park.
Night Life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, May 25: Divided By Four, $5 cover • No music Saturday night, it’s a holiday weekend! 704-797-0093, www.theblue vine.com
Buckshots Live Music Venue, 5658 S. Main St. — •Thursday (tonight), Uncle Buck’s All American Pub hosts D.B. Bryant at Innes Street for an acoustic show •Friday, Mike Short Jr. and Statewide (country band) • Sunday, D.B. Bryant. Call for show times: 704-856-0227.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — Live music every Friday, Saturday beginning 10 p.m. •Friday, May 25: Bryan Thompson Band• Saturday, May 26: Justin Dionne and Andrew Hodges. No cover. 704-639-2600, www. ethosdining.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. — •Tuesday, Open Mic •Wednesday, World Tavern Poker• Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee•Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Saturday, May 26:Rock/Experimental/powerpop with The Alarm Clock Conspiracy • Headliner: Yadkin River Theory. Doors open 9 p.m. $5 cover. www.reverbnation.com/ venue/theloftbenchwarmers
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, May 24: Karaoke performance by Donna James• 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.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, May 25: Stephanies id with Grown Up Avenger Stuff• Saturday, May 26: The Spiveys with The Fishing Journal. CarolinaTix, 1-800-594-TIXX, 704-372-1000, www.theeveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte —Friday, May 25: The Aristocrats featuring Guthrie Govan, Brian Beller, Marco Minnemann with Hipshack• Saturday, May 26: Tacky Party 2012 – Doomsday Edition With The Woggles, Mike Strauss Trio. CarolinaTix or 1-800-594-TIXX or 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Friday, May 25: HRVRD w/House of Fools, Little Bull Lee, RBTS Win • Saturday, May 26: Blaze the Stage. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, May 25: Mama’s Love• Saturday, May 26: Ancient Cities, Hello Handshake. CarolinaTix, 1-800-594-TIXX, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Classes
Adult class at Pottery 101 — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays and 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, June 12-Aug. 8 (no class week of July 4). All classes feature hand-building and wheel techniques, students not obligated to both but both processes will be demonstrated and available. Limited space, registration begins May 24. $200 includes 25# bag of clay, 8 classes and 5 hours of extra studio time. Additional studio time $5/hour. Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Summer ARTventures classes at Waterworks — Register now for Summer ARTventures classes. Visit www.waterworks.org to download brochure and registration forms or pick up during gallery hours. Variety of classes for kids aged 4 and up. Class sizes are limited. 123 E. Liberty St., 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
Father’s Day Tie Painting at Salisbury Art Station — Paint a silk tie Father’s Day; we are using dye so dress children appropriately; for ages 6 and up. $35, must register and pre-pay by June 1. Located at Salisbury Train Depot, 215 Depot St., 704-754-0853, www.salisburyartstation.com
Children’s clay classes at Pottery 101 — For ages 6-14. $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Payment due minimum three days in advance. 10a.m.-noon • May 26: Clay Whistles • Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail. com, www.pottery-101.com
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson, K-12 Certified Art Educator and Artist. Lessons include papier mache animals, mask making, watercolor painting basics, observational and gesture drawing, printmaking, handmade paper and bookmaking, collage, clay, weaving, your requests. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: ingridaerickson@yahoo.com with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Shag dance classes — Four-week sessions each monthat High Rock Boat & Ski Club, China Grove Methodist Church. Instructors are pro division dancers in Competitive Shag Association (carolinashaglessons.com). Available: Beginner, Beginner II, Intermediate/Advanced. $10/person; Contact Tobitha 704-202-9655 or 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.
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 salisburyartists @gmail.com . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists.com
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Friday, May 25: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Film
NC Rowan County Anime Group shows film — 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 30: “Neon Genesis Evagelion,” 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/
Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films • Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m.: “Pig,” a mystery sci-fi thriller about a man who awakes with amnesia in the desert and undertakes a search for his past • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org, www.modernfilmfest.com
Call for vendors
New lower vendor fee at Juneteenth, Kelsey Scott Park — June 16-17: Two day community event benefits Back-to-School 2012 school supply giveaway. Two-day vendor fee $55. Deadline June 7. Call Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197 or Walillian White 704-637-6528.
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
27th Hickory Oktoberfest — Now accepting applications for arts and crafts vendors for Oct. 12-14 event. 10×10 booth spaces, one craftsperson per booth. Early registration postmarked by Aug. 1: $100. Regular registration through Sept. 1: $150. Applications at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com
Call for 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 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.
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all, Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Home and garden
Davidson County Master Gardener 8th annual Garden Tour — Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, June 3, 1-5 p.m. “All Around the Town,” five private gardens within Lexington city limits. Tickets on sale days of the tour at the Agriculture Center, 301 E. Center plus a tour of the MG Demonstration Gardens. $10 per ticket, good both days. 336-906-7710, www.davidson.ces. ncsu.edu.
Art
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.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “A Round Paris,” opens today, May 24, runs through July 28 • North Gallery: “Round,” Rail Walk artists explore “the round” • South Gallery, themes of Paris. Special activitiesFriday, June 22, 5-9 p.m. as part of Downtown Salisbury’s first annual Arts Night Out. Rail Walk gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Summer Exhibition – With a Discerning Eye: Realism to Abstraction, May 19-Aug. 11; Artwork from five regional artists challenge the viewer to look beyond the obvious, to deepen their understanding of the realism in abstraction and the abstraction in realism. Opening reception Friday, June 1. Informal gallery talks with exhibiting artists at 5 p.m. followed by reception from 6-8 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
Exhibits at SECCA — • Paperless • Light and Space: The Sculpture of Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová • Tracey Snelling: Woman on the Run. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Threads of Identity: Contemporary Maya Textiles•The Transformed Self: Performance Masks of Mexico•The Shape of Life: Contemporary Native American Ceramics•Fashionable Silhouettes, all through through Dec. 31. Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation through Oct. 28. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear through July 8•Colorbind: The Emily and Zach Smith Collection through Aug. 12• Matthew Weinstein through Aug. 18. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Project See Yesterday Today uses QR codes in eight locations; scan with smartphone, see web page with archival information and image about location. Through Aug. 5. reynoldahouse.org/ seeyesterday •Exhibits: A Genius for Place through Aug. 5•Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum through Dec. 31. House, gardens, village feature public garden, dining, shopping, walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — Permanent exhibition: traces NC pottery from pre-historic Native American work through 21st century. 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
Trips
Two YMCA Trips —• Billy Graham trip, Tuesday, June 12: Leave 9:30 a.m., return 4 p.m. $10 per person. Lunch at cafeteria • Cauble Creek Vineyard trip, Wednesday, June 27: Leave 12:30 p.m., return 2 p.m. $10 per person. Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com, www.rowan ymca.com
Parks
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, — 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 — June 1-10: Thomas the Tank Engine™ photo opportunites, storytelling, children’s activities in the Imagination Station. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day Monday. Starting June 1 open 7 days. Tweetsie.com, 877-893-3874.
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — • June 2 – 3: Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival. Visitors can ride the rails aboard three different passenger trains, including the Flagg 75 Steam Engine Caboose Train; event also includes 30th anniversary celebration of the Southern Railway Merger with the Norfolk & Western. Games, magic, music, fun • 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.” Coming June 3 at 1 p.m., opening of exhibit honoring the life and service of Salisbury’s Elizabeth Hanford Dole, entitled “Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Home Town Girl–Public Servant–World Citizen,” Mrs. Dole will attend the opening reception. 704-633-5946. rowanmuseum@ fibrant. com, www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755–1808), 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Two-story Georgian stone house completed in 1766. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
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. — Tours and info, 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. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Operated by Historical Society of South Rowan, 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. 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. 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. 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. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs.org
Reynolda House Museum, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. Project See Yesterday Today uses QR codes in eight locations; when scanned with a smartphone, see web page with archival information and an image about the location. Through Aug. 5, reynoldahouse.org/seeyesterday 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Living History Weekend at Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 26, 1-4 p.m. May 27: Celebrate 200+ years of history. All proceeds support site programming. Historical reenactors from Revolutionary and Civil Wars, tea parties on the grounds, games, crafts, dancing around maypole, panning for gold, open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, tours of the Latta home and outbuildings, farm animals, honeybee exhibit, purchase a hot meal. 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose dale.org
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Summer hours: May 26-Sept. 3 • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Where science amazes, educates and entertains: World Alive encompasses aquarium, learning labs, rainforest • Think It Up, a multi-sensory world of color, light, sound and creation • In Project Build, explore the design behind everything from forts to pyramids to skyscrapers • In Cool Stuff you learn the why of science • Discovery 3D Theatre: glasses required to experience the latest in digital filmmaking and state-of-the-art sound • 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — Free with Museum admission.$8 for adults and children age one and older/children younger than age one free. 704-372-6261, discoveryplace KIDS.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. Travel through timeline with educational stations. 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. 910-439-6802, towncreek@ncdcr.gov, www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. 336-721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh —•El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa through July 29•Rhythms of the Heart: The Illustration of Ashley Bryan through Aug. 19•Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver through June 24 •Presence/Absence throughMay 27•John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, ongoing • Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — •Chris Bradley Close One through May 28 • José Lerma The Credentialist through Sept. 2•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• 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 —Four floors of live animals, hands-on activities, programs: look at the natural world through NC’s geography, prehistoric past, geology, plants, animals. 919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences. org
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Indoors: Sit inside a real Apollo Space Capsule, explore a full-scale Lunar Lander, touch a 13-foot tornado, see more than 75 animal species of Carolina wildlife •Outdoors: Explore the Wild, a 6-acre outdoor science center expansion linking people with plants, animals, interactive exhibits. Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Climbing Lobby, Amazing Library, Build it!, Surprise Garden, The Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet, Amazing Airways, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory, Food Lion Supermarket. 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — A hands-on science museum, animal discovery zoological park and a state-of-the-art 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. — Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com
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