North Carolina Pottery Center
233 East Ave., Seagrove. 336-873-8430. www.ncpotterycenter.com
Hours: The pottery center is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Activities: The North Carolina Pottery Center boasts a permanent display of more than 800 pieces of pottery, artifacts and photographs that trace North Carolina's pottery history from prehistoric Native Americans to the present. The center also hosts changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary work. On Feb. 26, the center will display the works of about 70 potters from across the state for a teapot exhibit. There will be an opening reception with high tea 3:30-5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The event will also offer tea tastings, cookies and savory treats.
Cost: Admission to the center is $2 for adults, $1 for students grades 9-12, and is free for students kindergarten through eighth grade and NCPC members.
Target Audience: All ages.
Directions from uptown: From I-85 N. toward Greensboro. Take exit 96 for U.S.-64 toward Lexington/Asheboro. Turn right at U.S.-64 E/Knightdale Bypass E. Merge onto I-73 S./I-74 E./U.S.-220 S via the ramp to Rockingham. Take exit 45 for N.C. 705. Turn left at N.C. 705 S./Little River Road. Continue to follow N.C. 705 S. Take the third left onto U.S.-220 Alt N. Take the first right onto East Avenue.
Distance from Charlotte: About an hour and a half.