Ten things to do for free in the Triad, March 11-17

by Dani Vanderboegh

Rev. Canon Jeremy M. Haselock

The weatheris finally on our side this week, with temperatures hitting the 70-degree mark.In celebration of the stellar weather and bonus hour of sunlight (thank youdaylight savings time for wearing away at our winter blues), we have compiled10 interesting events (plus a few bonus activities) for you to hit up while theweather is nice. Did we mention that there is no cost for any of these events?Yes “” that means free, my friend. If you hit up any of these events, take somepics, and tag YES! Weekly when youpost to social media; you might win aprize.

WednesdayMarch 11, 2015

AnnualGuilford Courthouse National Military Park Lecture Series

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park,2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410

More: The evening lecture programs will be held in the visitorcenter theater of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, located at 2332New Garden Road in northwest Greensboro. All lectures are free to the public,but reservations are required. Call (336) 288-1776 to reserve a seat. Theprogram will have the speakers and topics as listed below:

“¢ Wednesday, March 11: ‘Seeking the Historical Cook’:Exploring Eighteenth-Century Foodways Presented by Kay Moss, Historian, Author

“¢ Thursday, March 12: ‘General John Sullivan and the Battleof Brandywine’ Presented by Michael Harris, Historian, Author

“¢ Friday, March 13: ‘William Washington, American LightDragoon’ Presented by Daniel Murphy, Historian, Author

SeaChanters Concert

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Oak Ridge Military Academy – BonnerField House,2317 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, N.C. 27310

More: The “Sea Chanters” isthe official chorus of the United States Navy. The twenty-voice chorus,accompanied by a three-piece rhythm section, will perform a variety of stylesranging from patriotic selections to Broadway show-stoppers. The concert isfree, but tickets are required and may be picked up in the Admissions Office atORMA, 2317 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge.

FacultyArt Exhibit

When: All day; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon onSaturdays

Where: Greensboro College,815 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: The program, with individual attention to students, combinesclassic art principles with the liberal-arts foundations of diverse branches ofinquiry, including both science and the humanities, so that students canincorporate as much of the world as possible into their own art-making.Participating artists will include Robert Kowski, Jefferson Pilot Professor ofArt Emeritus; Rachel Vieira; James Liu, instructor of art; Jim Langer,professor of art and chair, Department of Art; and Ted Efremoff, assistantprofessor of art. Also exhibiting will be Mary Beth Boone, a Greensboro artistwho specializes in hand-made books. For more information about GreensboroCollege’s art program, contact department chair Langer at 336-272-7102, ext.5361, or email

Friday March 13, 2015

IndieFolk Duo, The Gypsy Lights, at the Oasis in Carr Mill

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Oasis in Carr Mill,200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, N.C. 27510

More: Since 2012, the duo has performed over 150 shows from coastto coast, including performances at SXSW, as well as live on-air performancesat over a dozen community radio stations across the country, including FearlessRadio in Chicago.Serving up indie ear-candy with a healthy dose of ’70sfolk-rock, The Gypsy Lights deliver a classic sound with a modern perspective. Check out their sound on their website.

AmericanWatercolor Society Traveling Exhibition

When: All day; the reception and exhibitopening are from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Ambleside Art Gallery,528 S. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: The American Watercolor Society (AWS), a nonprofitmembership organization, was established in 1866 to promote the art ofwatercolor painting in America. Each year the Society holds a juried exhibitionof watercolors by artists from throughout the world at the society’sheadquarters in New York City. It is widely recognized as the most prestigiousannual watercolor event in the country. Upon completion of its New York show,the exhibition travels around the country to be hosted by select museums andart galleries. This will be the first time in the society’s 149-year historythat the show has come to Greensboro.

Saturday March 14, 2015

Here,Fishy, Fishy, Fishy!

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Shallowford Square,6555 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, N.C. 27023

More: Come to Shallowford Square in Lewisville (across from thetown hall) for a rare and FUN opportunity to learn about fishing from theexperts with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission! There will befamily-friendly casting demonstrations and lessons as well as giveaways and anappearance by Lenny the Lifeguard.

St.Patrick’s Day Party

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Old Winston Social Club,1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Join Old Winston Social Club for their free St. Patrick’sDay Party with The Menders band. The Menders have been blending influences suchas the Beatles, Jack White, The Doors, and Ryan Adams into a folk-laced garagerock sound.

Sunday March 15, 2015

ThirdSunday At Three Open Mic

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Common Grounds Coffeehouse Greensboro,602 N. Elam Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27403

More: Please join the Writers Group of the Triad to listen tofeatured poets and read your work at this open mic. The open mic portion ofthis event is for poetry and short excerpts of prose. Coffee, tea, wine, hardcider and small snacks are available. Program is free and open to the public.For more information contact You can also visit theirMeetup page where you can RSVP to the event, or just show up!

Writing for Young Adults

Monday March 16, 2015

Wartsand All

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: High Point Public Library,901 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27261

More: Nelson Weller, a genealogy instructorat Forsyth Tech and Davidson County Community College, and a member of theAssociation of Professional Genealogists, will speak about the unavoidablescandals and peccadilloes that confront us when we dig deeply into ourancestral closets. How do we best come to terms with what we’ve discovered andhow do we treat this material sensitively when sharing it with others?

Writingfor Young Adults

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College,Shirley Recital Hall, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: This event will feature four bestselling and award-winningyoung adult authors. A collaboration between Salem Academy and College andBookmarks, guests will hear these authors speak and answer questions abouttheir novels, series, writing in general and even movie adaptation. Authorsinclude: Kami Garcia, Stephanie Perkins, Brendan Reichs and Carrie Ryan. Forinformation call 336-747-1471, email, or

RussianCello Sonatas

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: High Point University,833 Montlieu Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262

More: The evening will featureworld-renowned musicians DmitryKouzov on cello, and Dmitri Shteinberg on piano plus cello and piano sonatas byProkofiev, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff.

The Magic Flute


Tuesday March 17, 2015

QueenElizabeth II’s Chaplain

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Greensboro College,815 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: Greensboro College’s 52nd Annual Jean Fortner Ward Lecturewill be delivered by the Rev. Canon Jeremy M. Haselock, Precentor and Vice-Deanof Norwich Cathedral and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen. A reception willfollow. Haselock’s lecture, “The English Coronation Rite: History, Theology andLiturgy,” will focus on the ceremony in which Great Britain crowns its newmonarch, who also serves as head of the Church of England.

TheMagic Flute

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Stevens Center of the UNCSA,405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: A celebration of love in an enchanted world, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchantedworld where it’s good versus the forces of darkness. Packed with exquisitesinging and stage wizardry, Mozart’s delightful blend of high comedy andserious drama enchants audiences both young and old alike.