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Saturday, April 06, 2013

The PAAD Study : Physical Activity and Alzheimer's Disease (Health/Exercise)
Location: UNC Greensboro

UNCG is offering a free 8-month exercise program for people who qualify to take part in aresearch study. Interested individuals must be between 50-65 years of age and have a family history ofAlzheimer’s disease. If interested, they should go to the website for the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’sDisease study which is at www.paadstudy.org

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Triad Commute Challenge (Educational)
Location: Online

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) invites you to participate in the 7th Annual Triad Commute Challenge 2013. The Triad Commute Challenge is a public awareness campaign designed to encourage people to try an alternative form of transportation besides driving alone at least once between April 6th and July 6th. Last year over 5,000 people took the Triad Commute Challenge and committed to switch from a single passenger vehicle to an alternative transportation solution like walking, biking, using public transportation, carpooling, vanpooling, or teleworking which at least once during the campaign which translates into an emissions reduction of 2,900 tons and saving more than $759,000 in fuel. Sharing the ride means not only cleaner air but also a healthier community and a more vibrant economy. Visit us online to register and learn more.

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DRAPED IN LEGEND: A VELVET DRESS, A CARRIAGE TRUNK AND A FIRST LADY (Exhibit)
Location: Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401

See Dolley Madison's red velvet dress, recently returned from an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. The newly preserved Madison carriage trunk and other items will also be on display. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday 2-5 p.m. Free. Closed on Mondays.

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Commuter Dash 5K (Community Event)
Time: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: High Point Theatre

The Commuter Dash 5k run/walk is a FREE event hosted by PART and Triad Air Awareness to encourage people to try alternative transportation at least once between April 6-July 6, 2013. High Point Mayor, Bernita Sims, will kick-off the Triad Commute Challenge 2013 in Downtown High Point on April 6, 2013 at the High Point Theater starting at 9am. Free public transportation to the event is available. Visit us online at http://triadcommutechallenge.com/ to register and learn more.

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Now Registering Host Families! (Community Event)
Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: by phone

Face the World Foundation (FTW) iscurrently registering volunteer hostfamilies now till 06/15/2013 for the Fall semester of high school. Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed. FTW provides a Community Representative for thehost family and the student duringtheir time here in the USA.Make Dreams Happen!Contact Shelli at 888-389-1006x104or email at shelli@facetheworld.orgwww.facetheworld.org

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Museum of Anthropology (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

As the MOA commemorates its 50th year, this student-curated retrospective exhibit showcases the Museum’s history through a detailed timeline featuring photographs from the institutional archives and artifacts from around the world. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

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This Beautiful World (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This touring exhibit features the work of photographer and world traveler Robert Radin. It contains images of the people and landscapes of six continents, a presentation of Radin’s life work selected from more than 6,000 photos. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

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Chinese Ceramics from the Changsha Kilns (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

MOA’s new permanent exhibit provides an overview of the ceramics produced by families at the Changsha Kilns during the Tang Dynasty more than one thousand years ago. The exhibit puts Tang ceramics into their historical, geographic, and cultural context. The Tang Dynasty was a time of peace, prosperity, and acceptance in China, during which Changsha ceramics and other goods were traded to reach as far away as western Asia and Africa. The exhibit features more than 100 spectacular ceramic objects from the MOA’s Lam Collection. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

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Repticon Winston-Salem Reptile & Exotic Animal Show (Pet Event)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Bolton Home and Garden Building, Gate #9, 421 West 27th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Repticon is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts and live animal seminars for the whole family.

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Tartan Day at the Caldwell Center (Family Fun)
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: David and Rachel Historical Center, 3211 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410

Join representatives of the Triad Highland Games and experience live demonstrations of Scottish history and heritage! This event will take place at the Caldwell Center, which is operated by the Greensboro Historical Museum and the City of Greensboro.

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Free Tennis Lessons for Kids (Community Event)
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Parkland High School

The Kimiberly Park Tennis Club offers free tennis lessons to kids ages 5 to 18. Practices are held at the Parkland High School tennis courts each Saturday at 3pm This is a year long program and winter practices are held at the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center. The program is free. For more info call 336-995-9799

Stefon Harris, David Sanchez & Nicholas Payton: Ninety Miles (Concert)
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce

Recorded over the span of a week in Havana, three critically acclaimed jazz musicians - vibist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sánchez, and trumpeter Christian Scott (Nicholas Peyton performing on tour) – collaborated with prominent local Cuban musicians, creating a distinctly unique musical collaboration that defies political borders.

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