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NCMC Events from Around the State... July 4, 2016

Posted: July 1, 2016, 8:15 am

1). Hands On! (, the Children's Museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to visit and make a Firecracker Wand! These wands are safe for all ages. Supplies will be available Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8. This self-directed activity takes place in the party room and is free with $5 admission/free for members. The mission of Hands On! is to provide “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.  For additional information about their educational programs and facility, please visit their website at or call 828-697-8333.
2). The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum ( is currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2016. Interns will gain hands-on experience in the arts and history through constructive, educational projects at the Museum. They will also assist with day to day activities that go into running a nonprofit.  The following departments are currently seeking candidates for internships: Marketing & Communications, Exhibitions, and Collections.  To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of intent to the appropriate contact. Applications with missing or incomplete documents will not be reviewed.  Exhibitions and/or Collections internship applications should contact Dianna Cameron, at  Applications Exhibitions and/or Collections internship are due no later than Friday, July 8.  Marketing & Communication internship applications should contact Jonathan Smith, Marketing & Communications Director, at  Applications Marketing & Communication internship are due no later than Monday, August 1.
3). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art ( announces the opening of their newest exhibit, With Open Eyes.  This two-gallery exhibition presents the Wake Forest University Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art. It features nearly 60 works by significant contemporary artists, including Ida Applebroog, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Louise Nevelson, and Do Ho Suh, among many others. With Open Eyes will be on exhibit until October 2, 2016.
4). Greensboro Science Center ( is giving GSC visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the GSC's zoo animals via a new behind the scenes experience, Inside Tracks: Zoo Trek. Zoo Trek enables participants to learn more about the GSC's zoo animals, participate in enrichments and talk to zookeepers in an intimate setting.  Each Trek will be led by an educator and includes four animal experiences. While participating in these enrichments, participants will learn about the GSC's individual animals and the important conservation issues surrounding their species in the wild. The GSC hopes these experiences will instill in visitors a deeper understanding of the animal world.  Inside Tracks: Zoo Trek will be offered Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. from July 9 - August 27 for an introductory price of $50 per person (ages 8+), in addition to general admission. Reservations are recommended as capacity is limited. Reservations can be made online at
5). Battleship NORTH CAROLINA ( invites you to join them for Battleship 101 on Saturday, July 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers will be stationed throughout the ship to engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sick bay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life.  A great event for all ages.  Bring your questions and cameras! FREE with Battleship admission.
6). High Point Museum ( invites you to Blacksmith Demonstrations on Saturdays, July 9h and July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Sundays, July 10th and July 24th from 1-4:00 p.m.  Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in.
7). North Carolina Maritime Museum ( announces their upcoming Build a Boat-in-a-Day Course on Saturday, July 9th from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling. The boat is 12 ft. long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds. By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours). Course Fee: $600. Minimum age: 8 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration is required for all courses by calling 252-728-7317. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center is located at 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC. Additional dates include: August 6.
8). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( invites you to join WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel for a new Town Hall discussion on “Environment, Economy, Entrepreneurship: Is Clean Energy Good Business?” This innovative look at the potential benefits and consequences of clean, renewable energy takes place at the Museum on Thursday, July 14th from 7–8:30 p.m. Fishel will be joined by Jordan Kern from the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and former South Carolina congressman Bob Inglis, who has launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a nationwide public engagement campaign promoting conservative and free-enterprise solutions to energy and climate challenges. The event is free. Doors to the WRAL 3D Theater open at 6:30 p.m. All guests are invited to attend a coffee and dessert reception following the program from 8:30 to 9 p.m. in the Museum’s Natural Treasures Gallery.
9). The Charlotte Museum of History ( invites you to join them for an hour long walking tour of the Belmont Neighborhood on July 16th at 10:30 a.m.  Belmont began as Charlotte’s first working-class textile mill village.  Today, the diverse neighborhood is in the midst of transformation as persons seek single-family homes in close proximity to Uptown. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Visit to register. Tour begins and ends at Intermezzo Pizzeria & Cafe, 1427 E. 10th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, call 704-568-1774, or email
10). N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh ( announces their upcoming exhibit, Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective. This traveling exhibit, produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, presents images taken by prolific photographer Hugh Morton (1921-2006), a Wilmington, N.C., native. His photographs from a 70-year career showcase his love for North Carolina people, events, landmarks, nature, sports and tourism throughout the 20th century. This free exhibit will be on display from August 13, 2016 through September 4, 2017.