Posts Tagged ‘Asheboro’

A new exhibition of the work of M. C. Escher in Raleigh, a look at the benefits of bats in Asheboro and fall festivals across the state are just of the few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Here are 14 things on our agenda this weekend:


1. Explore the intersection of art, science and imagination at the N.C. Museum of Art’s The Worlds of M. C. Escher exhibition, opening Saturday in Raleigh.



2. Attend a fall festival. You’ll find one focused on the Civil War at Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks, a second with tractors, trains and old-time games at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer and a third with pumpkin carving and storytelling at Pettigrew State Park in Creswell.



3. Take an after-dark walking tour of Historic Bath focused on the town’s famous residents Friday and Saturday.



4. Enjoy music, food, cooking demonstrations and a variety of crafts and games at Horne Creek Farm’s Annual Cornshucking Frolic Saturday in Pinnacle.



5. Hang out with the bats at N.C. Zoo and learn why they’re so important with games and activities Saturday in Asheboro.



6. Celebrate International Archaeology Day Saturday with hands on activities and games at Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead, and then come back in the evening for an astronomy program where you’ll see the Crescent Moon, Saturn and the constellation Cygnus.



7. Go on a free boat ride Saturday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort’s Fall In-The-Water Meet Saturday.



8. Hear music from movies like Harry Potter, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean as performed by the N.C. Symphony at concerts in Fayetteville and Raleigh throughout the weekend.



9. Get a taste of what’s it like to work at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher Saturday with a behind-the-scenes tour and hands on activities in Kure Beach.



10. Encounter Halloween customs and traditions from the past during night tours of the 1897 Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville Friday and Saturday.


11. Discover the techniques shipbuilders used during the Civil War Saturday with historical demonstrations, lectures and crafts for kids at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston.



12. See a live performance of Verdi’s opera Otello broadcast to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Saturday in Winston-Salem.



13. Help Grandfather Mountain State Park in Banner Elk maintain its trails during a volunteer work day Saturday.



14. Bring your home movies to the State Archives in Raleigh for inspection and discussion, or stop by and watch the movies others bring in Saturday in celebration of Home Movie Day.



Check out DCR’s calendar for more information on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend!

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A Mexican-American War militia muster in Pineville, a howling celebration of Halloween in Asheboro and the best of bluegrass music in Raleigh are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend across North Carolina.

Here are 11 things on our weekend agenda:

1. See the Mexican-American War come alive Saturday at the President James K. Polk Memorial in Pineville.
2. Have a howling good time at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro Saturday with games, face painting and hands-on activities while learning about North Carolina Red Wolves.
3. Enjoy a weekend out with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
4. Hear bluegrass music’s brightest stars during this weekend’s World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh.
5. Explore the work of some of North Carolina’s most promising artists at the new Point and Counterpoint: N.C. Arts Council Fellows, 2014-2015 exhibit opening at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem Thursday.
6. Celebrate Thomas Wolfe’s birthday Saturday in Asheville with free tours of the Old Kentucky Home, now the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.
7. Learn how to care for your family’s heirlooms by getting advice from the House in the Horsehoe’s staff Saturday in Sanford.
8. Take a tour of Durham‘s 21c Museum Hotel–a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museums and culture center–Thursday with the N.C. Museum of Art Contemporaries.
9. Hear the music of three great Russian composers as performed by the N.C. Symphony Friday in Southern Pines and Sunday in Wilmington.
10. Join Tar Heel artist Craig Richards for a painting workshop overlooking scenic Moore’s Knob Saturday at Hanging Rock Park in Danbury.
11. Explore the New Bern Academy Museum at Tryon Palace in New Bern for free Saturday as a number of local history organization present Civil War-related programming.
Check out DNCR’s calendar for more information on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend! If you know someone who’d like to receive these emails, they can sign up on the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources website.

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