Next week, beginning July 13, Open Space Café Theatre continues its season with 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a comedy about a group of socially awkward kids competing to take home the spelling bee championship.

Community Theatre of Greensboro will have a fun fitness program each Monday and Wednesday this week through July 27. The free class, in which participants will dance to Shaun T’s CIZE video, is aimed at muscle toning, core development, cardio exercise and fun. Ongoing is CTG’s summer camp series, as well, so visit if interested.

Coming soon, July 15-24, is Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of James and the Giant Peach, a wonderful family-friendly production that not only follows the classic tale of a boy and his imagination, but is also giving the theatre a great opportunity to show off their costume and puppetry skills.

Later this month, Theatre Alliance is also putting on a comedy, but with a little more adult humor. Cheatin’, a fastpaced farce set in a small gossip-ridden town in Texas, follows three couples as their rumors of infidelity become the talk of the town. Productions are July 22-31.

In other news, The Drama Center of City Arts and the Greensboro Playwright’s Forum are seeking actors, directors and playwrights to participate in a “Do a Play in a Day” event on Saturday, August 6.

Participants will write, rehearse and perform a play in one day, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Stephen Hyers Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. The event is free for Greensboro Playwright’s Forum members and $10 for non-members. The play will be performed for an audience that evening at 8 p.m. Applications are due July 15. For more information or to submit an application, contact Todd Fischer at or 336- 373-2974.

If you have a child interested in tr aining in dance, High Point Ballet Dance Center is now open for registration in the fall. After Labor Day, the center will begin to offer classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop for students aged 3 to adult at the Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 South Centennial St. The Dance Center is directly connected to High Point Ballet, a performing arts organization that has been determined to bring professional dance to the area. !