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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Networking Works! (Business event)
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This special five-week class is presented by the Guilford Merchants Association (GMA) and powered by Sandler Training. Networking Works! is a 13-step strategic process for building your personal and professional referral network. This class is perfect for professionals who are: 1. Tired of making cold calls.2. Interested in their networking delivering more prospects.3. Tired of wasting time trying to sell to those who will never buy.Effective networking will increase your performance and help you maximize sustainable revenue and profits! Cost is $299 for GMA members and $399 for non-members. Register at

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The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design (Exhibit)
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Reynolda House

As objects frequently used, abused, and replaced, chairs often best reflect the changing fashions in furniture and decorating styles. This exhibition from a single private collection presents seating furniture from the 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. The 43 chairs in The Art of Seating reveal stylistic, philosophical, and technological changes over 200 years of American design. Made from a variety of materials, using a range of processes, these chairs demonstrate the complexity and inventiveness of design within the cultural and historical context of each creation.Including iconic chairs from well-known 20th-century designers and architects such as Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Isamu Noguchi, along with 19th-century designers John Henry Belter and the Herter Brothers firm, The Art of Seating tells the dynamic and engaging story of furniture design and production in the United States.

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The Yup'ik Way of Life: An Alaskan People in Transition (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This student-curated exhibit features photographs of Alaska’s Yup’ik people, their environment, and resources by Greensboro native John Rucker. Taken between 1979 and 1987, the photographs document a lifestyle that has largely disappeared with the arrival of modern influences such as telephones, fast food, and television in the intervening years. The images are integrated with objects made by Yup’ik artisans and collected by early Moravian missionaries with connections to Winston-Salem. The objects provide a link to the past and further document the cultural transitions of the Yup’ik since European contact. Admission is free.

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Introduction to Mahjong and the “Babcock Rules” (Museums)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Reynolda House

Date: Tue, August 12, 2014Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pmCOST: Members/students $80, non-members $100. Registration required by calling 336.758.5900.Join us as we revive this key social pastime of the 1920s with a unique connection to Reynolda. Mary Reynolds Babcock’s husband, Charles H. Babcock, was Vice President of the International Mah-Jongg Corporation. Joseph Park Babcock, his brother and President of the company, wrote the influential Rules of Mah-Jongg (1920). The “Babcock Rules,” also known as the “red book,”was the earliest version of mahjong to be introduced to America and taught several generations to play the game. Explore this history as it relates to Reynolda, and learn enough of the basics to know “pung” from “kong” and “prevailing wind” from “dead wall.” Instructor Phil Archer is Director of Public Programs.August 12, 19, and 26, Tuesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.


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