NCMC Events From Around the State… March 29, 2010
1). Mount Airy Museum of Regional History in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition: New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, presents Lunch and Learn Session #3 featuring Butch Barker on Wednesday March 31 at 12 noon in the Museum Annex, 144 W. Oak St., Mount Airy, NC. Bring a bag lunch and learn about the role roots music has played in the lives of each featured regional musician or singer and the importance of roots music in our community. This program is Free to the public.
2). N.C. Museum of History presents History Corner: Making Music on Wednesday, April 7, 10-11 a.m. Ages 5-9 with adult - to register, call 919-807-7992. Explore North Carolina’s musical heritage by looking at traditional instruments and listening to their sounds. Then get a chance to join the band! The program is presented with Cameron Village Regional Library.
3). Cape Fear Museum presents Land of the Longleaf Pine, exhibit opening April 2. Step into the forest and be transported to a time centuries ago. Explore the longstanding presence of Native Americans in the area, discover why Europeans came to the region, and learn how people made a living from the longleaf pine. Discover colonial Wilmington, while “window shopping” in a merchant’s store and examining imported goods that arrived on ships to Wilmington’s bustling port. Explore life during the American Revolution, as you experience different perspectives on independence.
4). N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher Get ready to run, walk or shuffle…the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is hosting the second annual 5K Race for the Planet on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Race time is 8:00 am with packet pick-up and on-site registration beginning at 7:00 am. Scenic Fort Fisher will be your route as this race starts and ends at the Aquarium. This flat, mostly asphalt course is scenic with views of the ocean, maritime forest, and historic Fort Fisher Civil War site.
5). Greensboro Children’s Museum presents Spring Break Camp: Picture This! on Thursday, April 1, 8:30-1:30. This half day camp will introduce children to the exciting world of digital photography! We will learn skills such as focus, zoom, flash, and exposure settings. As well, we will take photos around GCM…including our sprouting Edible Schoolyard & garden. Photos will be downloaded and printed to take home. Morning snack will be provided. Please bring a non-refrigerated lunch.
6). N.C. State Capitol Visitors to the State Capitol can step back in time on Saturday, April 10. A Civil War-era troop encampment on the lawn and character interpretations will recall the April 1865 occupation of the State Capitol by troops of Union General William T. Sherman. Guides will lead tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. All tours begin outside the west doors of the Capitol.
7). Weatherspoon Art Museum is pleased to present our upcoming Catch the Rhythm: Spring Community Day on Saturday, April 10, 1-4 pm at the museum. Our biannual Community Day is a chance for all ages to experience the museum and all it has to offer. Enjoy a variety of hands-on art activities and live performances featuring young dancers from the Caldcleugh Multicultural Center’s “We Are One Cultural Arts Project.” And, join us for a musical performance by “The Healing Force”, celebrating African culture, spirit and creativity.
8). N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Bluegrass & Barbeque on Saturday, April 10 from 7 to 10pm. Tap your toes to live bluegrass music from the Kickin Grass Band, indulge in delicious barbecue from Kings Restaurant, and bid on vacation getaways and other interesting items at the Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit the Educators of Excellence Fund, a Museum program that provides unique continuing education opportunities for science teachers across the state.
9). The Rocky Mount Arts Center is showing 60 Japanese woodblock prints, monoprints, and sumi-e ink brush paintings by Master Printmaker Keiji Shinohara of Portland, Connecticut. A teaching exhibit of the physical woodblocks and working prints is included. “Ukijo-e is a particular style of woodblock printing refined in the 18th century. The concept of “Ukijo-e” embraces moments of fleeting beauty in contrast to the mundane responsibilities of life.
10). Hunter Library Digital Collections Western Carolina University Associate Professor and digital collections curator, Anna Fariello has been honored as a recipient of the 2010 North Carolina Folklore Society Brown-Hudson Folklore Award. The award is given annually to individuals who contribute to the transmission and appreciation of cultural traditions in our state. Fariello was cited for her work on the Craft Revival project and “From the Hands of Our Elders”, a collaboration between the Hunter Library and Cherokee cultural organizations.