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Friday, September 13, 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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The Philadelphia Story (Theatrical Performance)
Location: Twin City Stage

One day before her marriage to a successful businessman, haughty socialite Tracy Lord is sure of herself and her future. With the surprise arrival of both her ex-husband and a handsome tabloid reporter, however, Tracy's perfect vision of herself is shaken to the core. In this witty romantic comedy by Philip Barry, Tracy realizes that sometimes getting what you want means learning to let go.

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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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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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Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

MOA’s annual exhibit includes new information with sections about the celebration’s history and its unique folk art. The centerpiece is a traditional Mexican ofrenda: a home altar with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, food and beverage offerings, marigolds, and photos of deceased relatives to honor the dead. A children’s ofrenda and a digital photo essay illustrating different aspects of the celebration are also on display. Text is in English and Spanish. Admission is free.

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5 by O. Henry (Theatrical Performance)
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401

Actors take the stage to present 5 of O. Henry’s short stories. It’s a 90 minute play by Joe Hoesl filled with laughs, lessons, and surprises. Vintage American music adds a crowd pleasing touch. This year’s playbill features The Sphinx Apple, A Retrieved Reformation, Christmas by Injunction, The Ransom of Mack, and one of O. Henry’s most popular tales, The Ransom of Red Chief. Performances are: Thurs. and Fri., Sept. 5,6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 7 & 14 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Sept. 8 and 15 and 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the Greensboro Historical Museum Shop or over the phone (336.373.2949). General Admission $16; Seniors and Students $14; Museum Member $13. With thanks to Presenting Sponsor WellSpring and Production Sponsor O. Henry Hotel.

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