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NCMC Events from Around the State...March 14, 2016

Posted: March 15, 2016, 1:34 pm

1). Mount Airy Museum of Regional History ( invites you to a St. Patrick’s Day Party and Fundraiser at Old North State Winery, 308 N. Main Street Mount Airy, on Thursday, March 17th from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., music by DJ  B-Dazzle. Tickets are $10, tax included and can be purchased at either the Winery, 336-789-9463 or at the Museum, 301 N. Main St, 336-786-4478. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
2). Museum of the Albemarle ( invites you to learn a new skill in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere at the Museum of the Albemarle.  Beginning Thursday, March 17th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., Marcia Phillips will instruct an eight week stained glass workshop.  Participants will have the opportunity to be creative in a new way with one on one time.  No previous artistic background or experience is required, just the desire to learn the traditional techniques associated with stained glass work.  Participants will be responsible for instructional fee and purchasing needed supplies but may rent some supplies at a minimum cost for the weekly eight week class. For more information, please call 252-335-1453.
3). Cameron Art Museum ( presents two upcoming exhibitions, She Tells a Story and Patchwork North America Paintings by Virginia Wright-Frierson. The opening for CAM members and guests is this Friday, March 18th, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Be among the first to experience two new exhibitions while enjoying light refreshments, cash bar and live music by Jude Eden, cello. Admission for the event is $10 per person. For additional information or call the museum at 910-395-5999. Both of these exhibitions are open to the public starting on Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m.
4). Cape Fear Museum ( has fun, hands-on science activities planned for each day of Spring Break week beginning on March 20th. Between Try It Week: Take It Outside in the museum park and Planetarium Adventures in the digital planetarium, there’s something for everyone! Appropriate for ages three and up. Parental participation is required. For a full schedule of all the Spring Break activities, please visit Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a department of New Hanover County located at 814 Market Street. The Museum is open Tuesday -Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is free to all museum members. For non-members, general admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month.
5). The Asheville Art Museum ( is excited to invite 3rd-8th grade math and classroom teachers to the 16th Annual More Than Math Professional Development Workshop on March 19, April 16, and May 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exploring both mathematical and artistic concepts through one unified curriculum, More Than Math offers a visually based perspective on mathematics with a strong focus on each student’s unique learning style. This workshop counts for CEU credits and is a part of the Asheville Art Museum’s commitment to be a resource for teachers in the community. Three workshops are being offered for grades 3 through 8, all integrating visual arts into problem-based mathematics. Complimentary copies of Coming to Know Number will be provided to each participant in the 3-4 grade session and Developing Mathematics Fluency to the 5-6 and 7-8 grade sessions. In addition to these textbooks, copies of the Best of Quick Draw discs, classroom activities and lesson plans will help math and art come alive to students. In the course of the spring semester, a FREE class field trip to the museum will allow students to experience the works of art they have been learning about in the Permanent Collection first-hand. To register, teachers may call Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Manager at 828.253.3227, ext. 124, or visit Duke Energy is a generous sponsor of the More Than Math program.
6). Kings Mountain Historical Museum ( invites the public to their free 30th Anniversary Celebration event on Saturday, March 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Over three decades ago, a group of dedicated local citizens set about developing a museum to honor the history of the City of Kings Mountain and the surrounding region.  On March 20, 1986, the group succeeded in legally incorporating Kings Mountain Historical Museum as a nonprofit organization.  On March 19th Kings Mountain Historical Museum will commemorate its incorporation date and its 30-year evolution to the museum it is today.  The celebration will include a full day of public programming with a Battle of Kings Mountain theme.  For a full list of the celebration’s activities, please visit or call 704-739-1019. ADMISSION IS FREE!  Donations are appreciated.
7). Earl Scruggs Center ( announces “The North Carolina Way: Civil Rights and Wrongs in the Twentieth Century” on Saturday, March 19th, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. In correlation with their current special exhibit, Carolina Faces: The Photography of Don Sturkey, Dr. Karl E. Campbell will give a program on the civil rights movement in North Carolina featuring photographs including a number from Carolina Faces. Dr. Campbell will provide an overview of Tar Heel race relations from the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 to the present.  He will end the presentation with a brief discussion of contemporary issues of race and politics in North Carolina.  Free with Exhibit Admission. Call the Earl Scruggs Center during regular operating hours at 704-487-6233 or register online at to reserve your seat. Free to members or with purchase of regular exhibit admission or special $5 admission for just program and Carolina Faces exhibit. 
8). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville ( invites you to their next Meet Me at the Museum on Saturday, March 19th at 1:30 p.m. This month, the museum welcomes Dr. Chris Tacker, Curator of Geology with the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Tacker will present “Geology and Columbus County: What’s down There?” Did you know North Carolina has a geologic history that covers more than a billion years? Ever wanted to know exactly what is under your feet? Visit this Saturday to find out! “Meet Me at the Museum: Saturday Explorations,” a free family-friendly science and nature program offered the third Saturday of every month. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact the Museum at 910-914-4185 or
9). New Winston Museum ( and the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University present the  “Carolina Characters” Film Festival on Saturday, March 19th from 2:30 – 8:00 p.m. at New Winston Museum (713 S. Marshall Street). “Carolina Characters” is the first annual collaboration between the New Winston Museum and the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University, and is a one day film festival featuring fascinating North Carolina-based short documentary films produced by current and former students of the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. A link to online tickets can be found Tickets are free, but there is limited seating so you are asked to reserve only the blocks you plan to attend. Tickets may be available at the door on a "first come first served" basis.
10). Hands On! (, the Children's Museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to a St. Patty’s Day Treasure Hunt all day on Thursday, March 17th. Try your hand at the luck o’ the Irish. Follow the clues to the treasure at the end of the rainbow! Being able to follow a set of directions is very important to successful STEM learning. All ages welcome.  Free with $5 admission and for members.