Found Objects

by Jordan Green

The Greensboro Public Library has announced its One City, One Book selection: The Pleasure Was Mine, a novel by Asheville author Tommy Hays. Programming surrounding the project focuses on issues explored in the novel: aging, health care, family relationships and Alzheimer’s disease. The library’s Oct. 19 kickoff features a reception with Hays, resources for caregivers, creative activities for people with dementia provided by the Center for Creative Aging, a clogging demonstration and a theatrical presentation by the community theater group Seniors Reaching Out. GTCC opens its 20th theater season on Wednesday with a performance of The Voice of the Prairie, described as “a love story by John Oliver about the early days of radio,” at the Fine Arts Theatre of the Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the college’s Jamestown campus. The show will also be presented Thursday through Saturday, and again on Oct. 1-4. On Thursday, the High Point Theatre opens a new exhibit called “Growing Seasons: An American Farm Family at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century.” A description of the exhibit explains that the exhibit offers patrons “the opportunity to learn what life was before electricity and indoor plumbing and when everything was powered by hand. Scary, right? Yes, but also possibly instructive for our impending post-fossil fuel future. Impresario Josephus Thompson III directs a stage production of poetry called “Endless Possibilities” at the Little Theater at Bennett College in Greensboro Thursday through Sunday. Over in Camel City, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Spend the Night With… the Queen of Comedy and the King of Rock and Roll Friday through Sunday at the alliance’s new venue at 1047 Northwest Blvd. Call 336.768.5655 for reservations. UNCG’s Department of Dance presents its seventh annual Alumni Homecoming Concert on Saturday at the UNCG Dance Theatre, featuring recent work by six alumni: Don Atwood, editor of World Dance Reviews online; Katie Kyle Baker, a Triangle resident; Susan Leslie Grubb Mann, an associate professor of dance at Towson University in Maryland; Julie Mulvihill, a doctoral student at Texas Women’s University; and Aimee Moynihan and Laurel Trollinger, both teachers at American Dance Projekt in Raleigh. Garrison Keillor, the Walrus-like eminence who resurrects old-time radio shtick and purveys wicked liberal political satire on his weekly public radio broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion,” reads from his new book, Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel, at the Scales Fine Arts Center on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem on Sept. 29. DG Martin, one-time US Senate candidate, one time YES! Weekly columnist and current host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” emcees.