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N.C. Transportation Museum to dedicate recent additions

The N.C. Transportation Museum will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for one of the most recent additions to the Bumper to Bumper automotive display, the 1959 Divco Milk Truck, at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Kevin Cherry, deputy secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, and Susan Kluttz, secretary of the department, will speak during the ceremony.
The Melville Dairy Truck and Wagon exhibits are a unique piece of history, representing the city of Burlington, the Scott family and a time when doorstep delivery was a common part of daily life.
The Melville Dairy Company was in operation between 1927 and 1967.
Founded by brothers Ralph Henderson Scott Sr. and Henry A. Scott, the company first sold dairy products directly from the family farm in the Hawfields community.
By 1935, the brothers built a plant in downtown Burlington to process and sell milk from their own farm and other local dairies. Eventually, 150 farms provided milk to Melville Dairy Products.
The company remained the largest supplier of dairy products to the area until it was purchased by Guilford Dairy in 1967.
The 1959 Divco Milk Truck remained in the Scott family after the company was sold to Guilford Dairy and remained in a barn for some 30 years.
Henderson Scott restored the vehicle in 2005 and donated it to the NC Transportation Museum in October of 2013.
The milk truck sits beside another piece of history, the Melville Dairy Wagon.
While this wagon was not used by the Melville Dairy Company, it is representative of the fleet of six wagons that were used in the most concentrated population areas of Burlington during World War II.
The use of wagons was part of the effort to conserve gasoline to aid in wartime efforts.
MOCKSVILLE — Experience a years worth of great holiday music in one night.
“Holidays On Broadway” will feature songs that celebrate a year of American holidays starting with New Years and following the calendar right through Christmas.
Audiences will enjoy songs like “My Funny Valentine,”Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade,” a salute to Mother’s Day with “If Mama Was Married” from the musical “Gypsy,” “Grand Old Flag,” you’ll celebrate Labor Day with Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5,” and there will be a host of wonderful Broadway Christmas tunes just in time to get the family in the holiday spirit.
“Holidays On Broadway” runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 and Dec. 5 through 8.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students.
The early bird performance will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 with all tickets just $15.
Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the second Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Broadway’s Best Theatre Company is located near the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road, Exit No. 174 in Davie County.
For reservations and information, call 336-575-4446 or broadwaysbest.biz
Center for Faith & the Arts presents the second tour in its Sacred Spaces Trolley Tours on Saturday, Nov. 30.
This holiday treat begins by guests boarding the trolley at First United Church of Christ at 12:45 p.m. and heading to three churches to hear both sacred and holiday organ music.
Stops include Salisbury’s St. John’s Lutheran, St Mark’s Lutheran in China Grove and First United Church of Christ.
All will offer music and a chance to ask questions about their organs.
First UCC will host a reception following their music. The event is expected to end by 4 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person. Guests are asked to register by calling 704-647-0999 or visiting faithart.org.
The fourth annual Salisbury Christmas ball workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Fellowship Hall at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave.
The lighted Christmas balls are easily made and are designed to bring Christmas cheer to local neighborhoods.
Participants should bring 200 mini-lights for each ball they wish to make.
All other materials will be supplied by the church.
Bring a donation of canned food for Rowan Helping Ministries.
In 2012, more than 10,000 pounds of food were collected in North Carolina to support area food banks.
The popular annual gingerbread house workshop at the Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Messinger Room.
The cost will be $35 per child. The price includes one attached adult, supplies to decorate a gingerbread house, photo with Santa, tours of the Museum and refreshments.
To schedule your arrival time of 1, 2 or 3 p.m., call the Museum at 704-633-5946 or email at rowanmuseum@fibrant.com.
The Arc’s 10th annual Festival of Trees will showcase a collection of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and is a wonderful kick-off to the Christmas season.
The trees in the festival, displayed in the F&M Trolley Barn Dec.6-8, are sponsored by anyone interested in helping The Arc of Rowan.
The tree sponsor can specify the decorators for their tree, or The Arc of Rowan can find a decorator for them.
The tree decorators choose the style of decorations (many decorators choose a theme for their tree), and the trees are available for public display during the first weekend in December.
Once the Festival of Trees concludes, the Christmas tree is moved by The Arc of Rowan to a location of the sponsor’s choosing, within Rowan County, to be viewed and enjoyed until the new year begins.
The event is the signature fundraising event of Arc.
Dates to view the trees are:
7 to 9 p.m. — Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Saturday, Dec. 7
1 to 5 p.m. — Sunday, Dec. 8
The Trolley Barn is located at 127 E. Liberty St.
More information and downloadable forms are available at thearcofrowan.org
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre announces auditions for “Summer and Smoke” by Tennessee Williams as directed by Heather Wilson-Bowlby.
Adults only auditions are Dec. 8 and 9 from 7-9 p.m., and children only auditions are Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Registration on all nights is from 7-8 p.m.
There are eight female and nine male roles, for children to mature (senior) adults.
For more detailed character descriptions visit oldcourthousetheatre.org. Performances dates are Feb. 6 to 23.
One of Tennessee William’s most highly regarded works, this PG rated play is set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi at the turn of the century.
It is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Can they over come their divergent attitudes toward life to find love and happiness together?
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405.
GOLD HILL — Children who would like to have Christmas with Santa in Historic Gold Hill on Saturday, Dec. 7, should make reservations by e-mailing hutto810@windstream.net
Breakfast is at Frankie’s Cottage from 9 to 11 a.m. in The Village.

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