by Brian Clarey

While Jordan Green is out for the next couple of weeks tending to his own masterpiece — Amy Margaret Bell Green, born at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 10 — I’ll be filling in on the arts beat.

If you haven’t made it to the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s exhibit the kids are alright, ruminating on current notions of family, you have until Sunday.

The School of Greensboro Ballet is holding registration for the 1023- 14 year at the Greensboro Cultural Center. The year begins Sept. 3. Call 336.333.7480 for more information.

In Winston-Salem, the Sawtooth School for Visual Art is taking registration for fall classes for children and adults ranging from painting and drawing to ceramics, photography and the healing arts. Visit the website,, for more information.

It’s not really art — but then I’m not really an arts writer, so I’ll include Thursday’s Snow Day at Greensboro’s Center City Park. Beginning at around 3:30 p.m., the snow will start to pile. The snowball fight begins, I believe, at 4 p.m. sharp. And Chef Christopher Cason of Cason’s Catering will make an ice sculpture with nothing but a chainsaw and some imagination.

The snow is just prelude to the Greensboro City Market, which takes place later on that day down the road at the 500 block of South Elm Street. The market boast fresh food, local crafts and live music by the Brand New Life starting at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, the Greensboro Parks Dept. holds its weekly Scrabble tournament at 10 a.m. at the Lewis Recreation C enter. It’s BYOSS — bring your own Scrabble set.

Every Monday the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro holds its painting open studio hours. Call 336.333.7485 for more information.

And on Tuesday, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County needs volunteers to man the phones for its annual fundraising efforts. The council is within 13 percent of its $2.51 million goal, according to Catherine New, vice president for development. Six weeks remain for the final push.