A weekend filled with a variety of music in Salisbury
Tonight: Bluegrass at Rowan Public Library — 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10: Clay Lunsford and Wayne Henderson, Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St., www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
FUMC hosts renowned organist — 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11: FirstARTS series hosts concert organist Frederick Teardo in recital. Information: Matthew Brown, matthew@fum” firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-636-3121, ext. 104.
Time Sawyer at LGAC black box theater — 8 p.m., doors open 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12: Folk rock band Time Sawyer with opener CaLeb Hill. Looking Glass Artists theater, admission $5, concessions available. email@example.com; 704-633-2787.
Charlotte Folk Society Young Talent Showcase —7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11: 12th annual Young Talent Showcase, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte., free and open to the public, 704-563-7080, www.folksociety.org
Lee St. Theatre presents Around the World in Songs at the Lee Street Cafe — 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday Jan. 17-19: Cabaret performers Patsy Parnell, Mary Ann McCubbin, Becky Lippard, Carol Harris, Matthew Newton, Kent Bernhardt, John Brincefield, accompanist Matthew Brown. Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theatre, 405 N Lee St., 704-798-7768 to reserve tickets or buy at the door, $10 general admission. www.leestreet.org
See the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions — 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12: Forty aspiring opera singers to compete in the NC District auditions, held in Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. Public is allowed, $3 admission. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Footlights series at the Davis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17: The Malpass Brothers, traditional country music from brothers who tour as Merle Haggard’s opening act. Part of the Footlights series at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Justin Bieber with Carly Rae Jepsen at Time Warner Cable Arena — Tuesday, Jan. 22, tickets start at $39.50, www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
Bon Jovi at Time Warner Cable Arena — Wednesday, March 5, Charlotte. Tickets start at $19.50. www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
‘One Night Of Queen’ at the Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1: Premier Queen tribute band, “One Night Of Queen,” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works. Tickets start at $34.50. 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.Tickets: 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Eric Clapton with The Wallflowers in Raleigh — Wednesday, April 3, PNC Arena (formerly RBC Center). Tickets start at $45, www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Styx, Jan. 18, 2013 • Little Big Town Tornado Tour, March 2 • Celtic Woman, April 26. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Martha Graham Dance Company — 8 p.m., Jan. 18, at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon St., Charlotte, $35-$45. CarolinaTix box office 704-372-1000.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27: poignant story of an aging widow who imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents ‘Frost/Nixon’ — Through Jan. 27, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8 p.m. ; Select matinees 2:30 p.m. A historical retelling of the post-Watergate interviews. Tickets at https://secure.ticketsage.net. CAST is located at 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113, Charlotte. Reservations 704-455-8542, www.nccast.com
llusionist at The Davis Theatre — 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1: The Jason Bishop Show, award-winning illusionist Jason Bishop’s stunning and original magic. $45, tickets at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and Davis Theatre box office, 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre , 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — Feb. 7- 9, 15-16, 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 10, 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m. By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
‘Wicked’ returns — Broadway’s biggest blockbuster returns to Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, March 13-31. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at BlumenthalArts.org or 704-327-1000.
Ringling Brothers clown to perform at Rowan Public Library — 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 at South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove • 7 p.m. at headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury: Ringling Brothers Circus clown clown Jamarr Woodruff performs lively circus shows and reads his favorite circus book to kids. 704-216-8228.
Family planetarium show ‘Starry Winter Nights’ — 5 and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19: A seasonal “walk” through the stars, identifying constellations and bright stars with stories from various cultures. Tickets on sale 30 minutes prior to each show. $3 for adults, $2 for 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004. 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter from Lilly Avenue, 704-639-3004.
Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards program — 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, open to the public, held at the Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., sponsored by Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dancing — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2: See belly dancers from around the region, The Looking Glass Artist Center, 507 N. Lee St. Also featuring the live music of Valentine Wolfe out of Charlotte. Details at www.KalimaTribal.com or Facebook.
Wings Over Wayne Air Show — 8 a.,m.-6:30 p.m., May 18-19: Air show at Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, salutes service men and women; pays tribute to Operation Homecoming 1973 when North Vietnam released American POWs from captivity. Free admission, parking. Info: Maj. Steven Bofferding, Air Show Director, email@example.com
?Showcase Of Woodcarvings 2013 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Feb 16-17: Charlotte Woodcarvers Club’s 30th annual Showcase, 100+ carvers from ten Southeastern states exhibit 500-600 carvings in competition for $1800 in cash awards. Demonstrations, carving Competitions, seminars, vendors. Tom Wolfe hosts carving competition both days of the show. Free admission to the public, family friendly, free parking. 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Rod Gatlin, 704-529-1748, Showcase@CharlotteWoodcarvers.com, www.charlottewoodcarvers.com
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Jan 11: Soul/blues/funk with Pfeiffer student and Blue Vine favorite Brent Lawrence, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5: Live music ?TBA • 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907.
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. until, Friday-Saturday, open jukebox. 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 — 7 p.m. every Thursday: shag lessons • www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Friday, Jan. 11: Christian Metal Night with Ekklasia, Acacius, Fall of Goliath, Further the Fall, Alive in the Dark, A Heart Divided, Forerunner • Saturday, Jan. 12: International Hi Way 14:6, Resurrection • Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467, inntheloop.blogspot.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 10: Karaoke performance by Laura Norgaard. Beach night karaoke and Bike Night 7-9 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 — Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 11: Lucy Kaplansky • Saturday, Jan. 12: Poor Old Shine. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 11: The Old Ceremony • Saturday, Jan. 12: Tom Principato. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — • Saturday, Jan. 12: Drop !T, 18+ only. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, Jan. 11: Amendment One documentary fundraiser • Saturday, Jan. 12: Cosmic Charlie – high energy Grateful Dead. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Fiddle workshop — Two levels, Jan. 26: 2-3 p.m. beginners, 4-5 p.m. intermediate and advanced players • Workshops conducted by Master Fiddler Matt Hooper, who performs with Don Rigsby and Midnight Call of Nashville, Tenn. Open to all ages. Held at the Montgomery Store in Gold Hill. Two 1-1/2 hour sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Intermediate and Advanced students will be combined in one session. $25 fee for workshop registration. Limited space, advance registration required at 704-267-9439 or send a message at www.themontgomerystore.com
Stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m., Mondays, through Feb. 11: Lessons on using the copper foil method, by glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, owner of Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., 704-796-2260 for details, www.celestialglasworks.com
History course on Salisbury and Rowan County — 13-week course, Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7-May 9. Teachers may earn continuing education credits. First class held at Rowan Museum, following classes at various historic locations. $30. Register at 704-636-0103.
New studio classes at Waterworks — Begin Jan. 15: register online or 704-636-1882, see www.waterworks.org for full class descriptions and prices • Open Figure Drawing (18+) Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.; Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5. Non-instructional open drawing sessions with nude models. Work on your skills or experiment with new ideas. Bring your medium of choice and draw in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Qualified moderators facilitate the sessions • Handbuilding & Wheel Pottery (12+), Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.; Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19. For beginner and intermediate level. Focus on techniques to create a variety of clay pieces. Explore surface treatments and underglazes. Instructor: Brent Smith, price includes materials and kiln firing) • Sharpening Your Drawing Skills (12+); Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m.; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14. Hone your skills and learn fundamentals used by professional artists. Study the important effects of lighting and shading. Instructor: Ray Moose • Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills (16+); Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m.; Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2. Build on existing skills to become comfortable in operating darkroom equipment, developing film, using processing chemicals, enlarging prints, more. Upon completion of the class, certification to use the Linn-Norvell Darkroom is presented to students. Instructor: Wayne Wrights. Bring your own 35mm film camera • Composition (12+); Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m.; Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4. Learn important fundamentals in creating extraordinary paintings. Work in the medium of your choice while studying the important effects of composition and color in a painting. All skill levels welcome. Instructor: Phyllis Steimel.
Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes resume at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge (formerly High Rock Boat and Ski Club), 275 Boat Club Lane • Beginner I & II at 7 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced at 8 p.m. Note: Beginner I students must preregister • $40 per month, no partner needed.Tobitha Stewart, 704-202-9655, www.carolinashaglessons.com or Diane Harrington, 704-279-6168.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dance Valentine workshops — Beginning 9 a.m., Feb. 2: “Dark Romance” workshops explore the darker side of love, at The Treehouse, 506 1/2 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Then see dancers from around the region at The Looking Glass Artist Center, 507 N. Lee St., that evening 7:30 p.m. Also features the live music of Valentine Wolfe out of Charlotte. Details at www.KalimaTribal.com or Facebook.
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.
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.
Art Classes with Patt — Adult art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, 2 hrs. in length, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/
Card Making Class at the Y tonight — 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday evening, next class 6-8 p.m., Jan. 10: supplies included. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Terri Dockins 704-636-0111.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Tomorrow: Pfeiffer University’s film appreciation series — Free monthly Friday evening film and discussion series by Pfeiffer Pfilm Society, in Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required. 704-463-3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org • Jan. 11, Japanese Animation: The Girl Who Leapt through Time • Feb. 15, Romance: Casablanca • March 15, B-Movie: A Hobo with a Shotgun • April 12, Documentary: Good Hair.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films • 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24: “The Trial.” A capital case turns a small-town lawyer’s life around in this movie filmed in the Charlotte-metro area. Features Matthew Modine and Rance Howard. • Friday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. “Eyeborgs.” An action thriller set in the near future filmed in the Winston-Salem area • Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. “Short films” • Friday, April 12, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. “Star Wars Uncut.” Fans from around the world joined forces to create this truly different version of the popular film • Many of these films have not been rated by the MPAA. The arts council recommends that you research a film to determine whether it is appropriate for you. Information: 704-920-2787 or wwww.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.modernfilmfest.com • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org, www.modernfilmfest.com
Old Courthouse Theatre Ayn Rand’s ‘The Night of January 16th’ — 7-9 p.m., Jan. 28-29: Cold read from the script. Show dates March 14-23. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘South Pacific’ — 7-9 p.m., Feb. 10-11, show dates April 25-May 12. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www. oldcourthousetheatre.org
The Carolina Artists’ second annual photography exhibition and contest — March 6-8: Photo Expo 2013 at Salisbury Civic Center for professionals and amateur photographers. Deadline for entry Feb. 20. Additional details to follow, or call Bill Ward, Chairman, 704-633-7919.
MLKJr. day — Limited number of non-profit organization vendor spaces available for Martin Luther King Jr. event; $50 fee for food vendor reservations, deadline Jan. 10. Activities begin after parade and televised showing of presidential inaugural address at the Civic Center on Martin Luther King day, Jan. 21. Call 704-636-2811 for more information/applications.
Carolina Bridal Fair at Cabarrus Arena — Bridal show is Feb. 10, exhibitors showcasing like merchandise or services will be limited, some categories already nearly full. www.carolinabridalfair.com or 704-920-3988 or 704-920-3994.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band 2013 spring season — Piedmont Prime Time Community Band accepting new members through Feb.7; rehearsals begin tonight, Jan. 10, continue 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave, Kannapolis. Following instruments invited to join: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Requirements: the ability to read music and attend rehearsals. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians.Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
D. G. Martin speaks at Catawba — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15: D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” will describe lessons he has learned about North Carolina’s rich literary traditions while hosting Bookwatch. Free, open to the public, Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center artists forum — 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17: In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Tolerance and Diversity,’ a public forum led by a panel of artists, theologians, laity. Followed by question/answer session. Free, but RSVP to email@example.com or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org
Disney historian George Taylor — 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16: lecture on the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World. Morings Fine Art Center, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro. Randolph Arts Guild, 336-629-0399, www.randolphartsguild.com
9th annual Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 25-27: Thousands of square feet of exhibits, the latest in products and services, at Cabarrus Event Center & Arena, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord, 704-920-3976. Meet Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” Time and ticket info at www.charlottehome andlandscapeshow.com
Tonight: reception for ‘Through the Wall’ at the Looking Glass Art Center — Showing the work of Karen Frazer through Feb. 2; free reception and artist talk 6-8 p.m. tonight, Jan. 10, in the gallery at Looking Glass, 405 N. Lee St. Also, from 6:45-7:15 p.m., Frazer will speak briefly about her work, the history of encaustic wax painting and its place in the contemporary art world, closing with a demonstration of the use of wax in art-making. Details at 704-633-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking Glass Art Center — “A Sense of Place,” a Fine Arts Photography Exhibition by Elizabeth McAdams, through Jan. 26. Photos of Salisbury, Gold Hill, Concord, Mt. Pleasant, Mocksville, Elkin. 704-647-0183, 704- 433-6821. 405 N. Lee St., Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment 704-431-8964.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. —• Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance, through Feb. 9. Seven contemporary artists express their personal relationships to their faiths • Free admission. 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 Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Something Old, Something New exhibition through March 7: A group invitational exhibition exploring how artists use the old – recycled materials, memories, stories – to create something new. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Local artist exhibit at SECCA — Frank Selby: Misunderstanding. Curated by Steven Matijcio. Through Feb. 10. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — • Last weekend of “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” on view through Jan. 13. One of the most powerful and original artists of the 20th century created a cycle of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” • “The Armory Show: One Hundred Years Later,” celebrating 100th anniversary of the original groundbreaking New York City show. The work of American artists like George Bellows, Robert Henri and John Sloan was considered progressive, but the work of European artists like Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin truly shocked exhibition visitors. Through June 23, features works by Bellows, Henri and Sloan, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Alfred Maurer, Maurice Prendergast, others. Managing Curator Allison Slaby will present a gallery talk on the date of the Armory Show’s 100th anniversary, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m., free with museum admission. reynoldahouse.org, 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. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
YMCA trips to broadway shows — • Deadline today for seats at Lion King, Sept. 1, $100 a seat, best seats $40 each to hold • Sign up at front desk. Buses leaves from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com
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. 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.
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — • See www.nctrans.org for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer — Museum features antique, vintage, modern collectible dolls, antique, vintage toys, train set, model tractor trailers, John Deere vehicles. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946, email@example.com, www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed December-March; reopens Saturday, April 6. Available during these months for GROUP tours. Call 704-633-5946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — Closed December-March; reopens Saturday, April 6 with the Colonial Spring Frolic. Available during these months for GROUP tours. Call 704-633-5946 or email email@example.com
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours 1-4 p.m.,Saturday- Sunday, tickets $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103, http://www.historicsalisbury.org
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — Sundays 2-4 p.m., 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. 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. Free. 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. 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, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, off Highway 200 near Locust — The Reed Gold Mine panning area is open April 1-Oct. 31. Without panning, there is no fee for the museum, visitor center, underground mine tour, operating stamp mill. 12 miles southeast of Concord, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nchistoricsites.org/ reed/
Gregory Creek Homestead and walking trails, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville — Statesville’s heritage site. 704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.org.
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). Free, open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville — Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays .Free with regular site admission. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free. 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Saturday: 1 a.m.–6 p.m. • Sunday: noon–5 p.m. • Also Discovery 3D Theatre • See website for scheduled labs for kids, admission pricing. 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — $8 adults, children age 1-13; children under age one free. Events and activities free with admission. Event schedule at 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.org
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two free, free parking. Event schedule at 704-372-6261, charlottenaturemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, Mount Gilead — NC’s only state historic site dedicated to American Indian heritage. Between NC 73 and NC 731. 910-439-6802, email@example.com, www.towncreek.nchistoricsites.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — • Free general admission. Charge for some concerts, films, classes, performances. 919-839-NCMA, www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — • $5 general admission. 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — New video series: “North Carolina, Long Story Shorts,” entertaining, educational, free. On-demand streaming video format at www.ncmuseumofhistory.org. Under “Education” link, click “Videos on Demand,” register, watch. Appropriate for all audiences. Explore more than 14,000 years of the state’s history. Free admission. 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. Free general admission, cover charge for special exhibits and 3D Theater. 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 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, 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, more. Adults and children over 1 year old: $7. 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro,4301 Lawndale Drive — 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. General admission includes admission to the Museum and Animal Discovery. $8 adults $8, $7 children ages 3-13. 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. Adults $8, children 12 months+ $8. 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com
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