Be There

by Jordan Owens

Wed., Jul 20

Western Film Fair

Clarion Sundance Plaza Hotel; 3050 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; 828.524.5251;; 10 a.m.-midnight; $20

The 34th annual Western Film Fair kicks off today in Winston- Salem with more than 80 films shown in 16 mm on the big screen. Revisit the days of silver-screen cowboys in three viewing rooms over the three-day festival. The fair also features a memorabilia room and daily autograph sessions guest stars. Tickets are only $5 for entry after 5 p.m. or $60 for a three-day pass.

Thu., Jul 21

Greensboro Jaycees & YES! Weekly Mixer

Natty’s Loft; 345 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 6 p.m.; FREE (with volunteer sign-up)

The Greensboro Jaycees and YES! Weekly host a monthly mixer at local bars and restaurants to give members and guests an opportunity to socialize. Get into tonight’s mixer free when you sign up to volunteer at the Wyndham Championship. Dress is casual, the group is welcoming and you’ll enjoy free food and drinks. Call ahead as registration is required.

Fri., Jul 22

Collaborative BBQ

Elsewhere Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.549.5555; www.elsewhereelsewhere. org; 8 p.m.; FREE for members/ $10 nonmembers

Join the folks at Elsewhere for a collaborative summer barbecue in both their Living Museum and their Back Alley Garden. Guests are asked to contribute in the collaborative spirit, so bring a drink, dish, sauce, friend or blanket to share.

Sat., Jul 23

Wet’n Wild Military Appreciation Day

Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe; 3910 S. Holden Road, Greensboro; 336.852.9721 ext.101;; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; $23-$34

Our local water park is celebrating the armed forces this weekend with a specially-themed Military Appreciation Day. The Marines, Air Force, Army and Navy will all be represented among the wave pools and water slides. Check out troop carriers and humvees, play football toss and enter contests. You can win prizes, get free dog tags and more.

Sun., Jul 24

Pen and Ink

High Point Museum; 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point; 336.885.1859;; 1-4 p.m.; FREE

Learn how our ancestors wrote letters before the days of ballpoint pens. Help costumed interpreters make ink from walnuts grown in the museum’s historical park, then try out your handmade ink with a quill pen. Drop in at any time.

Mon., Jul 25

Conversation About Marriage Equality

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; 4055 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem;; 7 p.m.; FREE

Local group Interfaith Voice is hosting a community conversation about marriage and family equality. The program will address the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) families in our community.

Join the conversation and stick around for the post-forum reception.

Tues., Jul 26

Herbal Thyme Guild

Guilford County Agricultural Center; 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro; 336.685.9135; 7 p.m.; FREE

The Herbal Thyme Guild is a group of herbal enthusiasts who gather for monthly meetings to share recipes, crafts, growing tips and more. Meetings often feature local companies that work with herbs. This month’s program examines goat milk processing and cheese cultures. Visitors are welcome, so come enjoy samples and gain a little herbal knowledge.

Wed., Jul 27

Rebel Without a Cause

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 7:30 p.m.; $5

The Summer Film Festival pays tribute to lost legends of the silver screen with a screening of Rebel Without a Cause. James Dean plays a rebellious teenager who meets a girl, disobeys his parents and proves himself to his peers in switchblade knife fights. In his celebrated landmark role, Dean depicts the moral decay of suburban American middle-class youth.