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NCMC Events from Around the State... April 25, 2016

Posted: April 26, 2016, 10:34 am

1). Turchin Center for the Visual Arts ( invites you to come experience their current exhibit, Waterworks. More than a dozen dazzling works of sculptor Jennifer Hecker are currently on view in this special exhibit now through June 4th, 2016. Hecker, a professor of art at the College of Brockport, began "sculpting" water back in 2013, inspired by her concerns for the Earth and its increasingly precarious supply of one of life's most essential elements.  Jennifer Hecker beautifully blends glass and steel to capture both the effervescence of water and the enormity of the problem the world will face as we run out of water. To learn more on the exhibit and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, please visit
2). New Winston Museum ( will host “Writing Winston”, an introspective-based forum featuring community profiles which highlight places around Winston-Salem, on Friday, April 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event will feature spoken word performances, photography slide shows, and interactive activities. “Writing Winston” is a collaborative effort between New Winston Museum and Dr. Katie Manthey’s Community Writing class at Salem College.  Students have created blog posts outlining what certain places mean to them in the contexts of their personal communities, and will be presenting these posts to the public at the event.  Attendees are invited to work with the students to write their own profiles, further defining Winston-Salem through the experiences and opinions of its populace. This event is free. For more information contact us at or (336) 724-2842.
3). Blowing Rock Art & History Museum ( invites you to enjoy Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach on Friday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. Master Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach will share stories from the Native American tradition as well as tales of other people from all walks of life.  Arneach relates his stories in a style that are humorous, gentle, informative, and extremely moving. Stories range from the "old stories" of the Cherokee to contemporary stories he has collected; from ancient creation stories to behind the scenes of the film Dances with Wolves. Author of several books, and the 2011 recipient of the Mountain Heritage Award from Western Carolina University, Lloyd Arneach lives in Cherokee, NC. Admission to the event is $10 for members of BRAHM and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets will be sold at the door, which will open at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first come, first-served. For more information, please call (828) 295-9099 or visit
4). The N.C. Transportation Museum ( is pleased to again host “Learning to Fly” on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th.  This high flying event will give visitors a range of aviation experiences for kids and adults, a close up look at high flying machines like the North Carolina Forest Service helicopter, information on aviation careers, and presentations by those who keep airplanes in the air and passengers arriving on time. Visiting scouts will be able to earn their aviation merit badges, and the event will feature a special section dedicated to Winston-Salem based Piedmont Airlines, the local carrier that merged with US Air in 1989. US Air was a predecessor to today’s American Airlines. The museum will offer “Learning to Fly” primarily for visiting school groups on Friday, April 29th,  and for regular museum visitors on Saturday, April 30th.  This program is brought to the N.C. Transportation Museum with Gold Level support by American Airlines. The company’s employees will receive free admission with a valid employee ID. Visitors can enjoy the event at the museum’s regular admission price of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and active military, and $4 for children 3-12.  Admission and the on-site train ride are offered for $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military, and $8 for children 3-12.  Children 2 and under are admitted at no charge. State sales tax applies. 
5). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville ( presents “Science Cinema,” on Saturday, April 30th, featuring Disneynature’s “Wings of Life.” This film takes a beautiful and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers and is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible and increasingly threatened creatures. This free, 77-minute film will be shown at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. This film is rated G. The last Saturday of each month, the museum will show engaging nature and science films perfect for the entire family. Science Cinema programming is funded by a grant from the International Paper Foundation.   Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call the museum at (910) 914-4185 or email   
6). North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort ( invites you to the Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting on Saturday, April 30th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself.  The group is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina's maritime history and culture.  Free admission.  Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. For more information, please call (252) 728- 7317. Additional meeting dates include:  May 21, September 24, October 29, and December 3 (combined November and December meeting).
7). Joel Lane Museum House ( is proud to present a lecture on “A Stitch in Time: Samplers from the Collection at Historic Hope Plantation" by David Serxner on Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House. Admission is $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call (919) 833-3431 or go to the Eventbrite web site to purchase tickets. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.  For more information, call (919) 833-3431, email, or visit
8). Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex ( invites you to a May Day Fete at the 1897 Poe House on Sunday, May 1st  from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Guests can observe and participate in the maypole dance, create a floral crown or basket, and learn May Day songs and customs. They will also crown their own Queen of the May!  Cookies and lemonade will be served. Admission is FREE!  For information about the Museum of the Cape Fear, visit their website at or call (910) 486-1330. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
9). Bellamy Mansion Museum ( invites you to Time for Tea, a Spring Garden Tea, on May 2nd  at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Dress up in your spring finery and join them for tea in the elegant formal parlors of the Bellamy Mansion. Bring a friend, or five! Tables of 6 available.  Purchase tickets online at or call (910) 251-3700. Seating is limited and filling up fast! Only $37.45 per ticket.
10). Hands On! (, the Children's Museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to join them as they celebrate National Pet Week. Challenge yourself at their special animal scavenger hunt and register to win a basket filled with pet goodies from their sponsors at the Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital. Also, plan to attend the following special events. Tuesday, May 3, join them at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a presentation by the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Learn about pet training and care and meet an unusual pet! On Wednesday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. bring your favorite book to read to Oreo, a 12 year old mixed breed dog who loves books, kids, and loving. Then, at 11:30 a.m., meet Callie. Callie is a hearing impaired Border Collie who has learned a special way to communicate with her owner. For additional information about their educational programs and facility, please visit their website at or call 828-697-8333.