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Thursday, September 05, 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

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A Storyteller's Eye: The Work of Photojournalist Jerry Wolford (Museums)
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401

Award-winning photographer Jerry Wolford has been using his camera to tell stories for almost three decades, most of that time for the Greensboro News & Record. Visit this exhibit to see some of his best storytelling images, trace the changes in professional photographic equipment during his career, and find out what skills he believes are key to his success.

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Memory - Nature and Nurture (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Four female artists examine a delicate blend of memory & imagination & its role in nature & nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. Creative process & inspiration are highlighted in a woman’s life by visual representation. Diana Greene’s (Winston-Salem) beautiful narrative features photographs of different dresses from various stages of her life. Allison Luce’s (Mooresville) clay work is symbolic of the body & soul & questions how embedded attitudes & nostalgia influences our memory. Kristi Ryba (St. John’s Island, SC) uses vintage photographs to create paintings from personal memory based on iconography & messages of Medieval & Renaissance altarpieces. Kathy Sosa’s (San Antonio, TX) series of portraits are a celebration of women, influenced by the rich cultural heritage of Mesoamerica. Opening Reception Friday, May 31. Informal gallery talks with artists at 5pm. Reception 6-8pm. Free & open to the public.

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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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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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