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Catawba River Artisans 2nd Annual Fine Art and Craft Festival

Catawba River Artisans 2nd Annual Fine Art and Craft Festival

Sat., June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
704-576-2691

This is a juried show of outstanding local artisans whose work is unique and handcrafted. The show will include a variety of pottery, jewelry, photography, paintings, textiles, stained glass, mosaics, wood sculpture and more. There will also be musical entertainment, art demonstrations, a hula demonstration and lesson. Examples of the work to be displayed and a list of participating artists, bands and entertainers can be viewed at www.catawbariverartisans.com free
Belmont Chiropractic Center 5803 Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont Gastonia (map)
Rudy Currence and The VKC Band

Rudy Currence and The VKC Band

Sun., June 4, 3-7 p.m.
704-392-7920

We welcome the Grammy winning artist Rudy Currence back home for a show with the VKC band. Come enjoy the atmosphere along with great food and drinks with an amazing view of the river! $10-$25

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Riverview Raw Bar & Chill 10012 Moore's Chapel Loop, Charlotte Gastonia (map)
Roaring Twenties Program for Children & Families

Roaring Twenties Program for Children & Families

Sat., June 17, 2-3 p.m.
704-739-1019

Experience the fashion, dancing, and music of the 1920s with a special performance. Make your own flapper headband to take home! All ages welcome, admission is free! FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
Great Gatsby: Cleveland County in the Roaring Twenties

Great Gatsby: Cleveland County in the Roaring Twenties

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
704-739-1019
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In the 1920s, Cleveland County experienced an economic boom and bust, the heyday of the textile mills, the birth of the political engine known as the Shelby Dynasty, and improved education, healthcare, technology, and transportation systems. This area also saw violent disputes over labor rights and the racial inequity of the Jim Crow system in that decade. Visitors will be able to see the dramatic social, economic, and political changes reflected in the clothing, the music, the dances, the slang, and the products of the era. FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
A Passel of Trouble: The Saga of Loyalist Partisan David Fanning

A Passel of Trouble: The Saga of Loyalist Partisan David Fanning

Thu., June 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
704-739-1019

A Passel of Trouble is a meticulously researched fact-based historical novel about one of the most extraordinary characters of the American Revolutionary War. The saga follows David Fanning, a 19-year old Loyalist, and his Quaker friend Josh Lindley as they find themselves at philosophical odds, yet allied to preserve the king's rule in the Carolinas. In addition to demonstrating how Fanning grew from a naive backwoods militia sergeant to a highly skilled partisan leader, A Passel of Trouble provides insight into the significant role a prominent Quaker played during the war and his influence on Fanning's career. FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
14th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions

14th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions

Sat., Sept. 9, 5:30-9 p.m.
704-739-1019

Event includes Reverse Raffle & Live, Silent, and Cake Auctions. Tickets are $125 each which includes dinner for 2. Grand prize is $10,000! $125
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
Exhibit Sneak Peek: Toys, Games, & Trains!

Exhibit Sneak Peek: Toys, Games, & Trains!

Fri., Nov. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
704-739-1019

Come get a sneak peek at the exhibit of Toys, Games, and TRAINS before it's available to the public! This annually recurring exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays assembled by the Piedmont “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Bring your cameras – this exhibit provides great opportunities for holiday family photos.​​ Free admission for museum members and $10 non-members. Free for museum members; $10 non-members
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
Toys, Games & TRAINS

Toys, Games & TRAINS

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6
704-739-1019
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This annually recurring exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays assembled by the Piedmont “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, & antique toys & games. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks, and discover the interactive features. Parents & grandparents will enjoy reminiscing with the children about the toys and games of their childhood, such as cowboy memorabilia, doll houses, marbles, and board games. Bring your cameras – this exhibit provides great opportunities for holiday family photos.​​ FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
Spirit of Christmas Past

Spirit of Christmas Past

Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
704-739-1019
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10am-3pm: Experience the magic of the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit, and tour the historic Barber House decorated for the holidays. Learn about the history of Christmas celebrations, and participate in traditional craft demonstrations led by 18th century costumed interpreters. 3pm-5pm: City of Kings Mountain’s annual Christmas Parade. 5pm-7pm: Enjoy a special “night run” of the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit, candlelight tours of the historic Barber House, and hot apple cider with cookies by the firelight. FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit the Museum

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit the Museum

Sat., Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
704-739-1019
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Santa Claus will be at the Museum during the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit to visit with the little ones. Mrs. Claus will also do a special reading of the classic 1823 children’s story, “The Night Before Christmas.” FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain Gastonia (map)
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