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Winston-Salem Warthogs vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Ernie Shore Field; 410 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem;; 336.759.2233; 7 p.m.; $7-$9

Here’s something relaxing to do at the start of your week: Kick back, put your feet up and watch the Warthogs take on the Pelicans. It’s a great day to get some fun in the sun right down the road in the Camel City. Catch a ball and relax.


Saving Downtowns: Annual Historic Preservation Month Lectures

Horton Museum Center Auditorium; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem;; 336.721.7350; noon; Free

It’s time to get educated on the Pepper Building and your tax credits. To find out how these are related, take your lunch hour and attend the video screening and seminar. There will be a talk from a representative from Blanco, Tackabery and Matamotos law firm as well. Enjoy the history lesson and spread the word about this event.


North Carolina Schools Got Talent

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; 6:30 p.m.; $11.50-$16.50

This is a spectacular showcase of statewide talent from North Carolina middle and high schools. You’ll see performances of song and dance, and you can visit to get a better idea of the show’s content. It’s just the right night to see our kids shooting for the stars.

FRIDAY, May 30

Reception for 45 Years of Inspired Design

Rhodes Gallery; 226 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem;; 5:30 p.m.; Free

The folks at Piedmont Craftsmen are celebrating 45 years of design in the Triad. They’re putting up a special show featuring local artists Tom Suomalainen, Sharron Parker, Lucius Dubose and Susannah Ravenswing as well as many other regionally and nationally reknowned artists. Feel free to stop by and celebrate the longevity and success of this gallery and its artists.


Mayhem In the Cage

Joel Coliseum Annex, Winston-Salem; 336.722.6400; 7:30 p.m.; $25-$55

Devastation Wear presents the world’s fastest growing sport. You’ve seen it on TV… now see this live! Mayhem In the Cage Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fights featuring special guest Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk. Tickets are available at the door and in advance.

North Carolina Wine Festival

Tanglewood Park; 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons; 336.316.2444; noon; $20-$25

This is the largest wine festival in the area with more wine than any other of its kind. The festival features music from Chairmen of the Board, the Plaids and the Fairlanes. You’ll also get to visit with lots of local business folk from Lamborghini, Flow, Pots by Potts, Wine, Décor & More and more. Enjoy yourself and the wines from all across the state including Chatham Hill, Childress and Stony Mountain Vineyards.

SUNDAY, June 1

High Point Challenge

Oak Hollow Festival Lake; 1839 Eastchester Drive, High Point;; 336.998.1508; 10 a.m.; $9-$15

Get ready to rumble in the water. This is great outdoor event for all persons interested in watching boat races right here in High Point. The event will start on Saturday and run through sundown today. You can buy your tickets over the phone, and definitely check out the website for the contest details. Both days are filled with events. Don’t forget your lawn chairs.

Wing Stock 2008

Wild Wing Cafe; 110 Hanes Square Circle, Winston-Salem; 336.794.9464; All day; FREE

As a big thank-you for their first year in business, Wild Wing Café in Winston-Salem is celebrating with Wing Stock 2008 with a huge parking-lot party. The event is free and features live music from Moonshine Jenny, Koozie, Peace & Love and DJ Milk. There are give aways, door prizes, beer and liquor specials and a $9.95 all-you-can-eat wing bar.

MONDAY, June 2

Winston-Salem City Council meeting

Winston-Salem City Hall; 101 N. Main St., Winston-Salem;; 336.727.2224; 7:30 p.m.; Free

If you’re interested in being involved with what’s happening in Winston-Salem, definitely make plans to attend this city council meeting. It will be held in Room 230 in city hall. This is one of those events you also should plan to be a few minutes early for, as fashionably late is not considered fashionable in this council.


Beginner tai chi and qigong classes

Golden Flower Tai Chi Center; 612 Trade St., Winston-Salem;; 336.727.1131; 6 p.m; $156

This is the first class of a month-long series of beginner tai chi and qigong classes. It’s the perfect time of year to get in shape and de-stress. The classes also boast improvement of balance, flexibility and vitality. It’s time to get healthy.