The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 26, 2012

What's Happening in October: Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum & Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — Here’s What’s Happening

at Discovery Place

October 2012 Events & Activities

All Museum events and activities are free with admission unless otherwise noted. For more information on exhibits, movies or special events, call 704.372.6261 x300 or visit


Birth of Coffee – NEW – One of the most popular beverages in the world and a morning staple for many, coffee is a drink that transcends continents and culture. This photographic exhibition, based on a book of words and images, focuses on the people worldwide who grow and produce coffee. The project’s images and prose capture the global stories of the intense and often difficult growing process, illuminating the extraordinary science and the human experience behind the daily cup of coffee. Through January 7. In partnership with S&D Coffee.

Explore More Stuff Lab – October’s theme is Chemistry: It’s elemental! From the strands of hair on your head to the magic behind how cell phones function, chemistry is the science of the reactions that power everyday life. Visitors will paint with crystal ink, use spectroscopy to identify food additives, explore how antioxidants affect reactions, make slimy polymers that mimic the mucus that lines the esophagus and much more. In partnership with CEM.

Explore More Life Lab – October’s theme is Decomposers:  You may reduce, reuse and recycle at home, but Mother Nature is Earth’s ultimate recycler. Delve into how nature’s recycling system works and who’s involved. Creep by our worm bin, learn about soil moisture and observe decomposers you might find in your own backyard  

Special Activity: Dig deep with our resident worm expert and get up close and personal with some of nature’s recyclers. Saturdays in October; 11:00 a.m.

Fossil Day – October 13 

Discover the secrets behind the preserved remains of animals, plants, and other organisms from the past while celebrating National Fossil Day, including the Museum’s own extensive fossil collection. Find out what a living fossil is, excavate your own fossil and make one to take home. All Day.

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  • Environmental Professional to Speak on Water, Air Pollution at Catawba College

    Rick Dove, environmental consultant and former Southeastern Representative for the Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak on “North Carolina’s Environment in the Eye of the Perfect Storm” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Catawba College.

    April 22, 2014

  • N.C.’s longest-serving university president announces retirement

    Wingate, N.C. – Dr. Jerry E. McGee, Wingate University’s 13th president, announced plans today to retire in May 2015. McGee is N.C.’s longest-serving university president. At the time of his retirement, he will have served at Wingate for 23 years. McGee’s remarks are available on YouTube:

    April 22, 2014

  • NCSU STUDY: Finding the Mix: Solar Cell Efficiency a Delicate Balance

    Research from North Carolina State University reveals that solar cell efficiency is based upon a delicate balance between the size and purity of the interior layers, or domains. These findings may lead to better designs and improved performance in organic solar cells.

    March 30, 2014

  • William Shatner.jpg Shatner, Hogan, Elvira and more prepare for Mad Monster Party

    Prepare to boldly go where no man has gone before.

    March 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding

    Charlotte - Heavy rains over the last several hours have prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close several roads in Cabarrus County flooded by rising waters. Sections of Rocky River may reach 17 feet and spill over its banks today, while localized flooding is still possible across parts of the Charlotte region through this afternoon.

    March 7, 2014

  • Highlight of Town Creek Under the Stars will be the Moon on March 15

    Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Participants will view the nearly full Moon and learn fun moon facts.  The March full moon, called many different things by various American Indian tribes, was an important one in that it marked the end of cold weather and the beginning of spring

    March 3, 2014

  • NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue in Concord at 8 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through November 1.

    February 25, 2014

  • Concord Mills adds Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its brand of shopping

    CONCORD – Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, has added Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its roster of popular retail stores, plus family dining and entertainment options. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord will further solidify Concord Mills’ position as a leading attraction for local shoppers and visitors from across the U.S. and beyond, according to the shopping giant.

    February 20, 2014

  • GRITS: The Musical returns to Wingate University this weekend

    Wingate, N.C. – GRITS: The Musical (Girls Raised In The South) returns to The Batte Center at Wingate University this weekend. Based on southern stories in the book by Deborah Ford, Erica McGee, president of McGee Productions, wrote the script and songs for the musical. The musical premiered at Wingate University in 2008.

    February 18, 2014

  • DENR staff working with utility at site of Dan River spill in Rockingham County

    RALEIGH – Staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been alerted to a spill of coal ash from a stormwater pipe into the Dan River in Eden and are on-site working with Duke Energy officials to control the spill to protect public health and the environment.

    February 4, 2014

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