NCMC Events From Around the State… June 15, 2009
1). Port Discover Preschoolers will learn about constellations and the stories of the stars during Port Discover’s Toddler Time, Pictures in the Sky, on Thursday, June 18, at 10 a.m. The young astronomers will create their own constellation to take home and make an edible Big Dipper! Toddler Time is a science program just for preschoolers, ages 3 – 5. Cost for the program is $5 per family and reservations are required. Parents or guardians must accompany the child.
2). N.C. Maritime Museum presents Build a Boat in a Day Saturday, June 20, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort to celebrate the official arrival of summer, to make a unique Father’s Day gift, or just to have a fabulous vacation memento. Boat building is suitable for adults and kids at least 8 years old. Each team of two to four people will assemble a flat-bottomed plywood boat 7 feet 10 inches long by 32 inches wide, suitable for rowing or paddling North Carolina's waterways. The craft will hold up to 120 pounds.
3). The Asheville Art Museum invites you to learn more about artist Beverly Buchanan’s art, technique and life as an artist during a film screening of Beverly Buchanan on July 5, 2009. Screenings are at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 that afternoon and are free with Museum Membership or admission. The half-hour long profile, Beverly Buchanan, offers great insight into the artists’s working process as we watch her create a drawing from beginning to end. Along the way we learn how her life as an artist began and the stories behind her work.
4). Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site Rob Elias, past president of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society and a member of the National Genealogical Society will lead a beginners genealogy workshop in the Ida H. Williams Auditorium at Aycock Birthplace on June 20 at 3pm. Pre-registration is required by June 12. There is a workshop fee of $10. Space is limited to the first 30 participants.
5). Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens presents South Lawn Concert Series: North Carolina Symphony on Monday, June 22. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic and come early to stroll in the gardens and stake out a good spot on the South Lawn for this thrilling performance by the North Carolina Symphony. Please bring your own chairs and blankets, but leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home.
6). Orange County Historical Museum Come join the fun at Hillsborough's Annual Hog Days on Friday, June 19th from 6-9pm at Cameron Park Elementary School (240 Saint Marys Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278). The Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County will be selling BBQ sandwiches, so help support the Museum while eating a great sandwich! Admission on Friday night is free, so come out and get some BBQ, listen to some great music and support the Museum!
7). The Bascom A signing event for a just-released photography book by Reuben Cox, Highlands-born photographer, is set for Thursday, June 25, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at The Bascom’s new six-acre campus (323 Franklin Road). The Bascom, through its Emerging Artists Grant, made possible the publication of Cox’s book, The Work of Joe Webb: Appalachian Master of Rustic Architecture. The book showcases log homes built in the 1920s and 30s by the renowned Highlands cabin builder.