Sky’s the limit with area entertainment options
In my Sept. 1 column, I offered part 1 of a tear-out-and-save compilation of ideas for when company comes. I left off with a quick mention of the Hickory Museum of Art at 243 Third Ave. NE. Like some places I suggested in the Sept. 1 article, the art museum is great for a variety of ages — from exhibits adults will appreciate to the hands-on, family-friendly “Discover Folk Art: Unique Visions by Southern Contemporary Folk Artists” that comes with free family guides and activity stations. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
As one might say about entertainment opportunities in the Catawba Valley, the sky’s the limit, and that sky is the “star” of the show the first Friday evening of each month at the Lucille Miller Observatory at 300 North C Ave. in Maiden.
The Catawba Valley Astronomy Club hosts the free public observing event that includes access to some top-notch sky-viewing equipment. Your next opportunity will be Sept. 20 from 8-11 p.m. The club’s members are knowledgeable folks you and your guests will enjoy learning from. One such member is treasurer Jeff Whisenant. He’s shared all sorts of astronomy knowledge with me over the years. For details, contact Jeff at 828-850-6433 or clubinfo@catawbasky…..