Ten things to do for free in the Triad, March 4-10

by Dani Vanderboegh

Tangos and Tutus

Anothercold, snowy week has let our cabin fever reach it's peak. It's time to get outthere and have fun, or at least learn something. We have compiled 10interesting events from around the Triad and beyond in hopes that you will getout there and have a good time "” for free. If you hit up any of these events,take some pics, and tag YES! Weekly whenyou post to social media; you mightwin a prize.

Scuppernong Books

ThursdayMarch 5, 2015

FirstThursday: Celebrating the South

When: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Downtown Mebane,132 W. Clay St., Mebane, N.C. 27302

More: Celebrate all things Southern including new art and jewelry,as well as BBQ, sausage balls, Lynchburg Lemonade and Tennessee Tea.

FreddReyes Band

When: 7 p.m.

Where: wine styles,W. Friendly Ave., Ste 141, Greensboro, N.C. 27410

More: Check out FreddReyes' sound.

Readingby three fiction writers

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Scuppernong Books,304 S. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: Local fiction writers Matthew Peters, Steve Lindahl and RayMorrison will read from their work. Ray Morrison's short stories have appearedin Ecotone, Aethlon, Carve Magazine, Word Riot, Night Train and others. Steve Lindahl has published short fictionin Space and Time, The Alaska Quarterly, The Wisconsin Review, Eclipse, Ellipsis and Red Wheelbarrow.He has written two novels: MotherlessSoul and White Horse Regressions.Matthew Peters has written two novels: ConversationsAmong Ruins and The Brothers' Keepers. For more information visit the Scuppernong website.

Jan Van Dyke Dance Group

Friday March 6, 2015

MarchLunch and Learn

When: Noon

Where: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden,215 S. Main St. Kernersville, N.C. 27284

More: The March Lunch and Learn will be "Livin' on Tulsa Time withCarolina on my Mind: Public Gardens and Plants" given by F. Todd Lasseigne,President and CEO of Tulsa Botanic Garden and former Executive Director of PaulJ. Ciener Botanical Garden. Lunch and Learn is free. Bring your lunch, and theGarden will provide drinks. For reservations call 336-996-7888 or registeronline at

FirstFriday at Greenhill - Jan Van Dyke Dance Group

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Greenhill,200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: Join us for First Friday in The Gallery to check outGreenhill's current exhibition, Fritz Janschka's Portrait Museum andSelf-Portraits by NC Artists and a modern dance by the Jan Van Dyke DanceGroup. The performance will take place from 7-7:30 pm.

GreensboroBallet presents Tangos and Tutus

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Greensboro Cultural Arts Center,200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: Join Greensboro Ballet for a thrilling evening of Tangos andTutus. We'll have Ballroom Dancers on hand to perform exciting tangos anddancers from Greensboro Ballet will present a tango-inspired ballet.

Tenth Annual Civil War Living History Weekend

Saturday March 7, 2015

BrainPower Day

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Children's Museum of Winston-Salem,390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Enjoy a day of engaging, hands-on activities geared towardteaching you and your child all about our amazing brains. This program isbrought to you by the Wake Forest University Brain Awareness Council as a partof Brain Awareness Season in collaboration with the Dana Alliance for BrainInitiatives. Free with price of museum admission or membership.

10thAnnual Civil War Living History Weekend

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Historic Village of Rockford,5174 Rockford Road, Rockford, N.C. 27017

More: This year's event promises entertainment, excitement andsurprises for the entire family. Rockford comes alive with Civil War History asthe Troops, Cavalry and Infantry arrive in Rockford to exhibit battles,tacticals and History of the Civil War. This two-day event will be ongoing witha campout of the soldiers and their families Saturday night. Come early andvisit the Confederate Camp. Experience life in military camps as it was livedin the 1860's. Watch the soldiers drill and prepare for battle. Stay late andreturn to the camps after the battles to visit with the reenactors. Food willbe available on the grounds both days. Call 374-5317 for more information, orvisit our website at

Better Call Saul

Monday March 9, 2015

TVClub Presents: "Better Call Saul"

When: 10:45 a.m.

Where: Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema,2134 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, N.C. 27408

More: See the origin story of the slimycriminal lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the riveting spin off of "BreakingBad." Admission is free with a drink purchase.

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Singingand Signing!

When: 10:45 a.m.

Where: Children's Museum of Winston-Salem,390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Caregivers and little ones join in for a time to read, singand play while learning signs to enhance tiny voices and communication.Appropriate for all ages, best for 9 months to 3 years. Led by Speech LanguagePathologist, Acey Holmes, MS, CCC-SLP. Free with museum admission ormembership.