Roundabout: What's happening

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Music & more
‘Chickweed: Celebrating Indestructible Women’ — 6-11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14: Open-air evening of music, art, massage, more to benefit Rowan Family Crisis Center/Battered Women’s Shelter. Performances by Willow Catherine, Chelsea Rae Childers, Laura Vella, Ashley Jo Farmer, Sue McHugh, Diane Hoffman, dance by Nadirah Dance, chair massage by Green Life Massage, gallery by Sy Arden, handmade jewelry by Dazy Chain, foot reflexology. $8 in advance at Pottery 101 (101 S. Main St.), Southern Spirit Gallery (102 S. Main St.). $10 at the door. At the black box theater at Looking Glass Artists Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
Dave Leatherman at the LGAC Black Box Theatre— Two shows, 7 and 8:30 p.m., Friday July 13, doors open 6 p.m. Bluegrass at its best, $12 adults, $10 students, under 6 free. Food and beverage concessions available. Info Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439. LGAC Black Box Theatre, 405 N. Lee St.
Gospel concert by Fred Hammond— Doors open 6 p.m., Sunday, July 15, live at Destiny Christian Center, 2401 Randleman Road, Greensboro. Advance tickets start at $15. 336-404-8135,
Concert on the Square series kicks off in Downtown Mocksville— 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Saturday, July 21: deejay, dance to beach music, line dance to 70s hits, do the wobble dance • Saturday, August 18: Tin Can Alley with Mel Jones • Saturday, Sept. 15: Stan Bobbitt (rock, country hits). Free, bring your own chair. 101 N. Main St., next to Restaurant 101, 336-909-2263,
Phil Wickham, Moriah Peters perform live at free concert event— 7 p.m., July 27: Glee for God concert celebration at Christian City Church (C3), 300 Hwy 68 S, Greensboro. Doors open 6:15,
Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band inBurning Coal Theatre’s MusiCoal Summer Concert Series— 7 p.m., Sunday, July 22: $10, at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, 919-834-4001,
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center— • Deejay Pauly D, July 20• Creed: Back Together Again! July 27• Comedian Bill Engvall, Aug. 3• Justin Moore, Aug. 24• Kenny Rogers, Sept. 1. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents ‘13-The Musical’ — July 12-14 and 20-21 at 7:30 p.m., July 15, 21 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,
‘A Raisin in the Sun’ staged by Catawba alumnus — 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, July 13-14 and July 20-21, Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte. Evening Star Productions, Inc. is Charlotte-based production company founded/operated by 2011 Catawba College alumnus Tony Mullins. Tickets DOS $20. www.eveningstarpro. com
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘The Normal Heart’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, July 15: Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthouse
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ — July 26-Aug. 4. An American comedy classic directed by Dr. Jim Epperson. Box Office Opens July 23,
‘Die Roten Punkte: Kunst Rock (Art Rock)’ — July 31-Aug. 5, $34.50 general admission, Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000,
‘Pippin’ at Theatre Charlotte— July 20-22. Presented by Theatre Charlotte Student Theatre Guild. Tickets start $10, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte., 704-372-1000.
This & That
Phyllis Keels at Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St.— 1-3 p.m., Saturday, July 14: Local author’s books include “Lady of Daldriada” and “Emma and the Paper,”, 704 630-9788, 110 S. Main St.
St. John’s book club —1 p.m., Friday, July 13: St. John’s Faith in Life book club, in the church library. The book for July is “The Cove” by Ron Rash. Next meeting Friday, Aug. 10, “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., second Fridays, Gerrie Blackwelder, facilitator.
Lexington Friday night Lucky Friday Uptown Stroll and Cruise-In — July 13. Music, classic cars, activities for children, shopping, dining, all in the 6 block uptown district. 336-249-0383.
Krazy Night Out!— 5-9 p.m., Friday, July 20: Art, music, performances all over downtown; Salisbury Symphony Petting Zoo, downtown ghost walk, karaoke, activities for the family, food, fun, street concerts, sponsored by Rowan Arts Council,
Gold Hill Ghost Walk — Registration 7:30 p.m. at the Arbor, July 28: Ghost Walk starts at 8 p.m. Guided walks $5, children under 6 free, see map on directional signs in village, 840 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill.
Family friendly pro wrestling event — Bell time 6 p.m., Saturday, July 28: Wrestle Fest! is comedy-based and appropriate for children, features local wrestlers. Copperhead Tavern, 1504 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. $5, free for children under 10. Information: RW entertainment, 980-355-4592.
‘Dream Big READ’ summer reading program at Rowan Public Library branches — Children age 12-rising fifth-graders register at any location. Weekly programs through Aug. 2, win prizes. Complete schedule on Sunday’s book page or www.rowanpubliclibrary. org or any RPL location — Headquarters, 704-216-8234; South Rowan Regional, 704-216-7728; East Branch, 704-216-7842.
Rowan Public Library Teen Summer Reading schedule— Weekly programs, prizes for reading. Get forms from or at any branch • 3:30-5 p.m., through Aug. 1, Tuesdays Headquarters, Wednesdays East Branch, Thursdays South Regional • Crime Scene: July 17–19. CSI and Self Defense • Live Creatures: July 24–26. Nocturnal animals and more • Summer Concert and Prize Awards: August 1 • End-of-summer celebration, South Regional, for teens from all library locations
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,
Concord Teen Summer Reading Program— • 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, July 17: Wii Be Gaming! Part 2, in the Auditorium, the Concord Branch’s Wii Mario Kart competition. Winners go to finals July 28 • 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, July 17: Come prepared to share favorite ghost/horror/paranormal story. Teen Area, snacks provided. Pre-registrater 704-920-2053 • Teen writing workshop with author Melinda Metz: 2 p.m., Thursday, July 19: about basic techniques of adding paranormal characters and elements to your writing. Free. 704-920-2053. Concord Library, 704-920-2054, 27 Union St., N.
GMKC ‘Gone Doggin’ Summer Agility Trials at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center — 8:30-5:30 p.m., Aug. 9-12: Canine competitors run the agility courses for big prizes. Fun for the entire family. Admission free to spectators, parking $5. Cabarrus Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,
Rowan County Animé Group field trip— July 28: Bon Odori (Japanese Festival), free. Meet 8 a.m. in front of JCPenny, Salisbury Mall; leaving at 8:30 to go to event in Charlotte. Information:
Downtown Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — • “Concerts in the Park” at Village Park: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14: Band of Oz • Friday-Saturday, July 27-28: Beach Music Festival. The Tams (Friday night), The HolidayBand (Saturday 5 p.m.), Atlantic Groove (Saturday 7 p.m.), Jim Quick & Coastline (Saturday 8:30 p.m.) • Friday, July 13: “Red Machine,” Modern Film Festival Screening at the Davis Theater • Movies in the Park at Village Park: 8:45 p.m. Friday, July 20: “Footloose” (2011) (PG-13) [Curtis and the Dilettantes opening at 7:30] • Summer Series events open to the public, free admission unless otherwise stated. Complete summer schedule at or 704-920-4343.
Historic Gold Hill Cruise-in—2 p.m. till dark, Saturday, July 21: 50/50 raffle, classic, antique cars, street rods, cycles. 740 St. Stephens Church Road. Facebook or goldhillmerchantsassociation
2012 Kannapolis cruise-in — 3:30-9:30 p.m., July 14, 704-932-3808 or visit us on Facebook
Impressionist Michael Kelley in “Voices that Change”— 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14, First Baptist, 223 N. Fulton St. $10 in advance, $12 DOS. Age 12 and under get in free. 704-639-9580 or 704-633-8999. Benefits Family Crisis Council.
30th annual China Grove Farmers Day— Friday, July 20: Singing in the Park • 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, July 21: Farmers Day Festival, downtown China Grove.
Night Life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, July 13: Americana/folk duo Trees Leave, no cover • 9:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14: live music TBA, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine. com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St.— 9 p.m., Saturday, July 14: Motel Soap, 704-754-4907.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday and Saturday nights: Open juke box, come play your favorite songs with us. 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).
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane —Opening soon under new ownership, Tradd Burn and Jack Phillips. New look, menu changes. Projected opening date July 25. 704-633-0251,
Sunday Metal Night at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — •Saturday, July 14:Good Courage and Battleground A.D.• Sunday, July 15: Christian Metal bands I for One, Keep It Secret Keep It Safe, Ekklasia, Igniting The Sky and One Last Soul. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, inntheloop.
The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St.—- Friday, July 13: Time Sawyer, Kevin Rowe. • Saturday, July 14: Big Daddy Love. Doors open 9 p.m., must be 18+, www.reverbnation. com/venue/theloftbenchwarmers
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St.— 7 p.m., tonight, July 12: Karaoke performance by Judy Basinger • 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.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road —“Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m.Mondays on the patio, full menu available, nightly specials. 704 636-1918.
E.H. Montgomery General Store— Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: 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 — July 13: Crowfield; Bakalao Stars w/Jah Fisherman• July 14: Mindy Smith w/Rosi Golan; Old Southern Moonshine Revival. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.the
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte— July 13: Gina Sicilia With Nita B and Her Swinging Soiree• July 14: Crisis With Hoverboard. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte— July 13: Johnny Winter w/special guest Sonny Moorman (seated show) www.neighborhoodtheatre. com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte—July 13: The Balsa Gliders. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None’ — 7-9 p.m., Aug. 20-21:Cold read from the script. Roles for 11 actors and actresses. Show dates Oct. 25-28. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405,
‘Life Out Loud’ — Book study and life coaching opportunity, part of the Looking Glass Artists Center Art of Living series; sessions to be planned around attendees’ availability. $20. To register call Michelle Jamison 704-433-1626.
Summer Slimdown Challenge— 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Learn about nutrition, lose weight, have a chance to win cash prizes if you’re one of the top achievers. Class size limited. Get details or pre-register at 704-638-0165.
Carolina Artists’ ‘Do A Painting in One Hour’ — Workshops at City Parks and Recreation, Thursday, Aug. 9, time TBA. Register one week prior to class 704-638-5275.
Salisbury Art Station summer classes — Classes for July 16-20 • Exploring Art, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6-10 • Art Studio, 1-4 p.m., ages 10 and up.
Classes for July 23-27 • Multi-Media Art, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 3-5 and 6-8 • Artistic Passport, 1-4 p.m., ages 9-12 & 12 and up. Different classes begin weekly for different age groups. $165 per week, email contact@salisburyartstation. com for complete list.
Summer ARTventures classes at Waterworks— Summer ARTventures classes. Visit for brochure, 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,
Chrismon classes, three new designs — New Beginner, Tuesday, July 24: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Beginner, Thursday, July 26: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, July 27: 9:30-12:30 p.m. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
Shag dance classes — Mondays at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. Instructors Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, pro division dancers in Competitive Shag Association (carolinashaglessons. com)• Beginner 6:30 p.m.• Beginner II 7:15 p.m.• Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m. $10/person, no partner needed. Contact Tobitha at 704-202-9655 or Diane Harrington at 704-279-6168.
Tonight: Card Making Class at the Y— 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class 6-8 p.m., July 12, all supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
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, 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
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. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Watercolor classes at LGAC — Instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, 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; salisburyartists@gmail. com. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS,
Treehouse, 506 1/2 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer —6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 14:“Playful Art,” acrylic abstracts by Andell McCoy. 704-245-2302.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. — St. John’s art exhibit: A dozen members of Monday Rembrandts display artwork in St. John’s Art Gallery beginning July 16.Opening reception July 29. Monday Rembrandts meet Mondays, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., working in watercolor and acrylic. Gerry Webster, facilitator. Open during business hours and by appointment. 704-642-0731.
New exhibit at Tastebuds coffee shop— Exhibit of Rail Walk Studio Artists including Ingrid Erickson, Sharon Forthofer, Karen Frazer, Annette Ragone Hall, Elizabeth McAdams, Liese Sadler and Marietta Foster Smith. Free to the public through through Aug. 31. 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.
Civil War photography exhibit at Davie County Public Library — “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” visits Davie County Public Library in Mocksville through July 29. Information on the exhibit call 336- 751-2023. Tour information contact the Department of Cultural Resources 919-807-7389.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.—Special hours July 14 11 a.m.-9 p.m. in support of the event Chickweed, taking place next door at The Black Box Theatre at the Looking Glass Artist Collective. Many of the Rail Walk Studio Artist will donate 15% of all sales that day to Rowan Family Crisis • “A Round Paris” runs through July 28 • North Gallery: “Round,” Rail Walk artists explore “the round” • South Gallery, themes of Paris. Rail Walk gallery hours Saturdays only 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-431-8964,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. —• Summer Exhibition – With a Discerning Eye: Realism to Abstraction, through 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 • 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,
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,
Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.—“paper, scissors, ROCK!” Singer, songwriter, artist Sy Arden showing original artwork through July, culminating with live music event 8 p.m., July 28. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and during special events. salisburyartists@ Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists. com
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. $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte —•Colorbind: The Emily and Zach Smith Collection through Aug. 12• Matthew Weinstein through Aug. 18. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem— 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, •Exhibits: A Genius for Place through Aug. 5•“Affinities: Pairings from the Collection” through Dec. 2. 336-758-5150,
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove —Permanent exhibition: traces NC pottery from pre-historic Native American work through 21st century. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430,
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. Friday, July 13: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis— Free screenings of independent films • 8:45 p.m., Friday, July 13: “Red Machine.” Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787,,
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘9 to 5: The Musical’— 7-9 p.m., July 15-16: Ten women, nine men plus ensemble men and women. Cold read from the script, 8-10 bars of a prepared song (bring sheet music for accompanist), wear comfortable shoes and clothing for dance/movement audition. Performance dates Sept.r 20- Oct. 7. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405,
Call for vendors
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 under forms for more information, contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or
27th Hickory Oktoberfest— 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 musicians
E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill— Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians.Refreshments available, Admission by donation. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Call for artists
‘Faces of Abundant Living’— Salisbury’s Abundant Living provides models for portraits for 2012 “Faces of Abundant Living” portrait exhibit. Portraits may be started at any time; work in the medium of your choice. Deadline Aug. 1. Once completed, portraits will be on exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center beginning Aug. 24; an opening reception Sept. 20. In early November 2012 the portraits will be presented to family members to keep and cherish. To participate, call Abundant Living at 704-637-3940 or email
Carolina Artists EXPO 2012— Non-juried competition held at Civic Center. Categories: oil or acrylic, watercolor and all other water based media on paper, other two dimensional works, photography. Age 18 or older, original work only. Preregister by Aug. 1. Pick up entry forms at the Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.; mail forms and fee to: The Carolina Artists, POBox 4484 Salisbury, NC 28145. Rules and details at
Home and garden
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardensummer series —9 a.m. to 3 p.m., hands-on activities that illustrate how art and wildlife interact within the garden • Saturday, August 4: “ Wild Wings.” Free with Garden admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490,
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road— Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800.
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,
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— Bob The Builder™ at Tweetsie July 13-15. NC’s first theme park features live shows, amusement rides, concerts, a three-mile Wild West steam locomotive adventure., 877-893-3874.
Free museum admission for vets— Blue Star Museums initiative offers free admission to active duty military and families through Labor Day, 1,500+ museums • Complete list at
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer—• July 14: N.C. Civil War Ironclads. Andrew Duppstadt presents Civil War transportation history with some of the most interesting vessels to take to the water, Bob Julian Roundhouse Orientation Room, 1 p.m. Regular museum admission applies • See for details, also for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN,
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.— Exhibit honoring life and service of Salisbury’s Elizabeth Hanford Dole: “Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Home town girl, public servant, world citizen.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946,,
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St.— Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755– 1808). Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@, www.rowanmuseum. org
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry—Two-story Georgian stone house completed in 1766. Located on Old Stone House Road in Granite Quarry. 1-4 Saturday, Sunday, $3 for adults and $1.50 for students. 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. — Special tours and info 704-279-4979. Free..
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. Free. 704-857-7474,
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Free. Special tours 704-433-3912.
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., 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,
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer— Next door to the Post Office. Features antique, vintage, and modern collectible dolls, antique and vintage toys, a train set, and model tractor trailers and John Deere vehicles. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/children. 704-762-9359, www. spencerdollandtoymuseum. com.
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, 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, reed/
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville— The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War. 704-873-5882,
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, 336-758-5150,
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225Sample Road, Huntersville— Living History Saturdays bring history to life• July 14- Backcountry Life• July 21-22• Civil War with the 49th NC Troops• July 28- Michael Twitty, culinary historian, historic interpreter, Jewish educator, tells stories of enslaved people and their foodways • Aug. 4- Gold Panning• Aug. 11- Beekeeping.704-875-2312,
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte— Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. historicrose
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte— Summer hours through 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: aquarium, learning labs, rainforest • Think It Up: multi-sensory world of color, light, sound, creation • Project Build: explore the design behind everything from forts to pyramids to skyscrapers • Cool Stuff: learn the why of science • Discovery 3D Theatre: glasses required, the latest in digital filmmaking, state-of-the-art sound • Visit the website for details on July labs for kids. 704-372-6261,
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road— $8 adults, children age 1-13; children under age one free. Events and activities free with admission. Summer event schedule at 704-372-6261,
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte— $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two free, parking is free. Events and activities free with admission. Summer event schedule at 704-372-6261,
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte— Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. 704-568-1774,
Town Creek Indian Mound, Mount Gilead— NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage, 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.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300,
NC Museum of Art, 2110 BlueRidge 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 •John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, ongoing • Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances.
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh— • José Lerma The Credentialist, Through Sept. 2•$5 general admission. 919-513-0946,
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. Admission free. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh—Free general admission, cover charge for special exhibits and 3D Theater.919-733-7450,
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 75+ animal species of Carolina wildlife •Outdoors: Explore the Wild, a 6-acre outdoor science center expansion linking people with plants, animals, interactive exhibits. $14 adults, $10 children ages 3-12. Train and bungee rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429,
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. Adults and children over 1 year old: $7.336-723-9111, 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,General admission includes admission to the Museum and Animal Discovery. $8 adults $8, $7 children ages 3-13.336-288-3769,
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Hands-on, interactive museum for children (infancy to 10 years of age) and families. Adults $8/ Children 12 months and older $8. 336-574-2898,