Dino Safari: A Prehistoric Adventure

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

September 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Travel back in time on a journey through the Mesozoic Era-the Age of Dinosaurs.  See full-bodied models of incredible creatures that time forgot. Observe predators stalking an armored Stegosaurus and her calf, get eye-to-eye with a 15 foot tall Brachiosaurus, and stand in the path of a charging Triceratops.  See dinosaurs fossil specimens, enjoy hands-on exploration in the Dino Safari...

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Piedmont Pottery & Pickin'

Historic Brattonsville

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Meet traditional and contemporary potters as well as Catawba potters, too. There will be presentations by noted pottery experts, pottery making demonstrations, and the chance to win free pottery. Take a break from shopping and enjoy some toe-tapping bluegrass music and local barbeque on Hightower Hall’s front lawn. There are wide open spaces for the kids to run and enjoy the day....

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Take a Child Outside

Museum of York County

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Take advantage of the beauty of the outdoors with a scavenger hunt, live butterfly release (noon and 1:30pm), and geogaching. Plus, meet members of of York County's Beekeeper Association and York County Master Gardeners. 

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Special Display: Answering the Call

Billy Graham Library

September 23, 2017 - October 2, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

When Billy Graham answered God’s call toevangelism, he had no idea what lay ahead—but he committed to honoring Christ every step of the way. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Billy Graham’s first citywide campaign, the Library’s “Answering the Call” special display tells the story of a global ministry’s foundations,...

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Art in the Book: Artists as Illustrators

Mint Museum Randolph

September 23, 2017 - January 21, 2018

The work of artists on display includes that of Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, and Salvador Dali among others. "Art in the Book" provides a glimpse into the wide variety of illustrative styles and techniques used in books and into the rich holdings of The Mint Museum Library. Wed., 11am-9pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

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John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels

Mint Museum Uptown

September 23, 2017 - November 5, 2017

This exhibition, featuring 12 important paintings, drawings and prints, as well as a rare example of the artist's sculpture, will give them the opportunity to do so. Through the use of a rich symbolic language and beautiful craftsmanship, Gastonia native John Biggers found connections between personal, familial, and regional histories, traditions, symbols, which he wove together to...

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