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by Erica Katz

Fri., May 28

Student film Screenings 1533 S. Main St., Winson-Salem; 336.721.1945; 3 p.m.; $5 Come out to UNC School of the Arts to enjoy short films by the graduating students of the School of Filmmaking. Show times are 3, 6 and 9 p.m. in Main Theatre and 8 p.m. in Babcock Theatre. This is your chance to see the work of the filmmakers of the future! Tickets are $5 per screening and are available by calling the box office at the phone number listed above or by going online. Films include “Disappearing Act,” “Pink Triangle,” “Mike,” “The Road Home,” “The Gatherers,” “Inheritance” and more. For a full list and descriptions of each film visit UNCSA’s website. Wed., May 26 ACC BasebAllChampionship NewBridge Bank Park; 408Bellemeade St., Greensboro;336.273.7350;;12 p.m.; $4 to $130 The Atlanta Coast Conferencebaseball championship tournamentkicks off today at noon withVirginia vs. Boston College atour very own NewBridge BankPark! Participating teams includeClemson, Georgia Tech, Miami,Florida State, Virginia Tech andNC State. Games will be held atnoon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today,Thursday, Friday and Saturday. OnSunday the championship gamewill be at 1 p.m. Single game generaladmission tickets are $8/adultand $4/child per game. Pricesincrease for reserved seating and$130 gets you in to all 13 games.For tickets, a detailed schedule andinformation about the teams ‘Thurs., May 27 Tristan, The Maine CoonCat book signing Chocolatte Boutique; 107-AGleneagles Way (Kinderton).,Advance; 336.998.2778;; 4:30p.m.; FREEToday, Michele Manderine willbe singing copies of her children’sbook, Tristan, the Maine CoonCat at Chocolatte Boutique! She’llbe there until 6:30 p.m. Get thereearly for the book signing andthen head out to the patio to enjoywines from Vitas Ridge. DrewWolber will be playing the guitarand Peter Driscoll’s scrimshawart and Susan Fulcher’s papercutand silhouette art will be ondisplay. You won’t want to missthis chance to enjoy some localculture! Sat., May 29 Wet’n Wild opening Wet’n Wild EmeraldPointe; 3910 S. Holden Rd.,Greensboro; 336.852.9721;; 10a.m.; $18.99 to $32.99It’s been a long winter… andnow the wait is over! Today is thegrand re-opening of Wet’n WildEmerald Pointe! The park will beopen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today,tomorrow and Monday. Cool off,get some sun and have fun! It’sthe perfect way to spend yourMemorial Day weekend! Wet’nWild is the largest water park inthe Carolinas. With more than36 rides and attractions, there’ssomething for everyone. Visit thewebsite for more information ontickets, directions to the park anddescriptions of the rides. Sun., May 30 The dixie swim club Twin City Stage; 601 ColiseumDrive, Winston-Salem;336.748.0857;; 2 p.m. $14 to $18Today is your last chance to seethe hilarious comedy, The DixieSwim Club, before June 3! It’sa story of five Southern womenwhose friendships began on theircollege swim team. Every Augustthey take a weekend trip to theOuter Banks to rekindle theirrelationships. The play focuseson four of those weekends andspans a period of 33 years. Watchwhat happens to the women andtheir lives as the years pass. Youwon’t want to miss this touchingstory about everlasting friendship!For tickets visit Twin City Stage’swebsite or call the box office. Mon., May 31 Song Bear Music Festival Grove Winery & Vineyards;7360 Brooks Ridge Road,Gibsonville; 336.584.4060;; 1:00p.m.; FREEToday is Memorial Day and thelast day of the Song Bear MusicFestival! This event is free and isa great way to have fun with thewhole family! Gates open at 1p.m. and the music starts at 2 andlasts until 7! More than a dozenlocal music acts will hit the stageover the three day weekend. Craftand food vendors will also be therewith merchandise available forpurchase. Come out and enjoy thebeautiful scenery of Grove Winery& Vineyards! Tues., June 1 Shrimp boil & beach music Old Fourth Street Filling Station;871 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem; 336.724.7600;; 5 p.m.Tuesday nights are shrimp boiland beach music nights at the OldFourth Street Filling Station inWinston-Salem! Grab a steam potof freshly steamed seafood andrelax with a bucket of Coronitasor a martini. Enjoy the soothingsounds of beach music whilerelaxing on the patio. The restaurantstays open until 9 p.m. onTuesdays. It’s the perfect way torelax after a long work day. Alsoenter for a chance to win a $25 giftcertificate. There will be a winnereach week. Visit the websitefor more information and a list ofdelicious entrees that include crabstuffed mahi mahi, chili spicedtilapia and much more. Wed., June 2 Armed services bloodprogra’­m Special Events Center atthe Greensboro Coliseum;1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro;336.373.7400;; 10 a.m.; FREECome to the Coliseum SpecialEvents Center today and donateyour blood! A single donationcan save three lives. The ArmedServices Blood Program (ASBP)plays a key role in providing qualityblood products for Servicemembers and their families in bothpeace and war. By giving a little ofyourself, your donation gives sickor injured troops and their familiesa second chance at life. Today’sdrive will last until 6 p.m. Visit thewebsite to learn more about theArmed Services Blood Programand to make an appointment todonate.