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Saturday, May 04, 2013

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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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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Spring Folly (Community Event)
Location: Downtoen kernersville

Visit one of the largest and most comprehensive music festivals, Kernersville Spring Folly on May 3-5, 2013. Held annually the first full weekend of May, the festival attracts over 30,000 people to downtown Kernersville for a weekend of wholesome family entertainment. Spring Folly features three music stages plus a community performance area for dance, zumba and other upbeat demonstrations.Also featured is an arts & craft show, Taste of the Triad contest, Classic Car show and a clown show.Seniors activity centers around a Patsy Cline tribute show and senior activities on Saturday afternoon. A full entertainment schedule may be found on the festival website. The festival begins at 6 PM Friday, May 3rd. Friday activities are from 6-10 PM and Saturday is 10 AM – 10 PM. Sunday activities include Christian music and carnival rides from 1-6 PM. Admission to the festival is free. For more information call (336) 993-4521 or visit www.KernersvilleSpringFolly.com.

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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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rummage sale (Fund Raising Event)
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church,clemmons

This is a rummage sale to support the music ministry at Holy Family Catholic church. There will be lots of GOOD merchandise-no clothes or shoes

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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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Rockingham County March for Babies (Fund Raising Event)
Time: 10:00 AMLocation: Osborne Baptist Church, 326 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288

March for Babies is a community event and walk to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes, an organization whose mission is to find a day when all babies are born healthy by funding vital research, education, community services and advocacy programs. This year, the March of Dimes is celebrating 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs that benefit babies born across the world. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM.

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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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4 Poems & A Party (Literature)
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Barnhill's Books, 811 Burke St.

Celebrate the launch of May’s display of Poetry in Plain Sight, sponsored by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Poets Dannye Romine Powell and Pamela L. Taylor will read their work. Poems by Tom Davis and Alan Michael Parker also will be displayed. Each month through 2013, four different poems will be displayed in participating storefront s along Trade and Fourth streets. Created to bring poetry to a wider audience and to increase readership of North Carolina poets, this community-based literary project is a collaboration among Winston-Salem Writers, Press 53, Barnhill's Books, Competitive Edge, Inc., and other local businesses. Free.

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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

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