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by Erica Katz

‘­Sat., July 10

Animal benefit

Harley Davidson of Greensboro; 538 Farragut St., Greensboro; 336.273.1101;; 9 a.m.; $10 to $15

The Humane Society of the Piedmont, Harley Davidson of Greensboro and family and friends of Hunter Barber are joining together in Hunter’s memory to help the animals in our community. It’s the Motorcycle Poker Run and Pet Adopt-a-Thon Festival! Get there at 9 to register for the Motorcycle Poker Run. At 2 p.m. the Pet Adopt-a-Thon will begin. There will be pets available for adoption, pet vendors, pet trainers, raffle drawings, great food, live music by Kittyhawk, prizes and more! Proceeds from this event will go to the Humane Society of the Piedmont.

‘­Wed., July 7


Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7485;; 10 a.m.; FREE It’s the Center for Visual Artists’ first annual community recycled/reclaimed art exhibition! If you missed the Trash opening reception last Friday, get on over to the second floor of the Cultural Center to see it today! There you’ll be able to explore the issues of waste and consumption, as all pieces are made primarily of trash. This exhibition will be on display through July 23. For gallery hours visit www.

Thurs., July 8

Book signing

Central Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.373.3617;; 7 p.m.; FREE Tonight Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Devil Amongst the Lawyers will be at the Central Library in downtown Greensboro to discuss her new book. She’ll also be available to sign copies. The story takes place in Virginia in 1935 and follows a young, local journalist, Carl Jennings, attempting to report the story surrounding a woman who is charged with the murder of her father. Make sure you pick up a copy and head over to the Central Library to see the author in person!

Fri., July 9

Battle of the Bands

Millenium Center; 101 W 5th St, Winston-Salem; 336.723.3700 7pm.; $5 Six bands including Dreamkiller, Haiz Rail, Children of Karma, Knuckles Deep, Stella Kid, and Stave will battle it out this Friday. The winner will get to open for the rock band Cinderella! Doors open at 7 p.m. Bands start performing at 8 p.m. It’s only at $5 cover, so come on out for an exciting night of rock!! is open to the public!

Sun., July 11


Weaver Academy Theatre; 300 S. Spring St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 2;05 p.m.; $10 Rodgers & Hammerstien’s first musical, Oklahoma!, about a cowboy’s romance with a farm girl, is now showing at the Weaver Academy Theatre. Performances are July 9-10 and 16-17 at 7:05 p.m., and today and July 18 at 2:05 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and available online at or by calling the Triad Stage Box Office at the number listed above.

Mon., July 12

Wealth Building conference

Galleria Events Center; 1325 S. Eugene St., Greensboro; 336.272.1115;; 9 a.m.; $199 Do you need help improving your financial situation? If so, register this morning at 8 a.m. for the Wealth Building Conference being held today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several speakers such as Dr. Myles Munroe will be there to educate you with proven success strategies for moving towards a wealthier life. Visit to register early and to learn more about the conference details.

Tues., July 13

Mini Masters ii

Theatre Art Galleries; 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.887.2137;; 9 a.m.; $99 Today through July 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, kids can participate in the Mini Masters II camp at the Theatre Art Galleries. Campers will complete projects inspired by such artists as Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe. They’ll explore a wide range of materials as they design miniature paintings, cubist snowmen and massive flowers.

Wed., July 14

Civil War Exhibit

Alamance Community College’s Wallace W. Gee Building; 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd., Graham; 336.506.4203;; 8 a.m.; FREE If you haven’t visited the Scott Family Collection at Alamance Community College yet then today’s your day! Civil War memorabilia, photos and actual letters are on display through Sep. 24. The exhibit follows Alamance County native Currie Kerr’s life from scholar to Confederate soldier who fought in the 1862 Battle of Shiloh. Gain insight into the mind of a young soldier who lived over 140 years ago.