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by Erica Katz

Sat., July 17

Western film fair

Clarion Sundance Plaza Hotel; 3050 University Pkwy., Winston- Salem; 336.723.2911;; noon; $5 to $75

The Western Film Fair, lasting through Saturday, is an event which consists of daily 16mm film and TV show screenings, autograph sessions with guest stars, panel discussions, awards banquet, nightly entertainment, presentation of the Ernest Tubb Memorial Award and much more. Three-day passes are $60 to $75, daily passes are $20 and $5/day gets you in after 5 p.m. If you love western films and classic television then the 33 rd annual Western Film Fair is for you!

Thurs., July 15

Secca re-opening

SECCA; 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem; 336.725.1904;; 7 p.m.; FREE The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) has been closed for renovations but tonight is the grand re-opening celebration! The public is invited to this free event that will last from 7 to 10 p.m. The exhibitions Look Again and Glass Wear: Glass in Contemporary Jewelry will be on display. There will also be live music by Turbo Pro Project. Visit SECCA’s website for a list of events taking place throughout the summer.

Fri., July 16

Accessible festival

Bolton Park; 1590 Bolton St., Winston- Salem; 336.748.3964; 6:30 a.m.; FREE Today marks the 6th annual Accessible Festival at Bolton Park in Winston-Salem. It’s a free event for individuals with disabilities and their families and friends. Any child or adult with a disability will have a chance to ride Serena’s Song, the first wheelchair accessible hot-air balloon. These rides will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. If you don’t want to ride there will be plenty of other entertaining activities. To volunteer call the number listed above.

Sat., July 17

Golf tournament

Quaker Creek Golf Course; 2817 Barnette Road, Mebane; 336.266.9720;; 8 a.m.; $50 Come out to Quaker Creek Golf Course’s tournament today to support Michelle Matthews, a local woman who needs a heart transplant. Proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards helping Matthews with her medical expenses. Admission is $50 per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Prizes are also up for grabs for the winning team, longest drive and closest to the pin. For more information contact Robert and Pamela Anderson at the number listed above. Also visit to make a donation to the National Foundation for Transplants (NTF) North Carolina Heart Fund.

Sun., July 18

Willy Wonka the musical

Grimsley High School; 801 Westover Ter., Greensboro; 336.333.7470, ext. 207; www.; 2 p.m.; $8 to $20 The Community Theatre of Greensboro and Guilford County Schools are proud to present Willy Wonka the Musical! Performances are July 16-17 and 22-24 at 7 p.m. and July 17-18 and 24-25 at 2 p.m. Admission is $8 for kids, $12 for adults and $20 for Gold Circle Seating. Don’t miss this musical adventure inspired by the movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory!

Mon., July 19

All-star games

Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 800.745.3000;; 6:30 p.m.; $5 to $10 Have you been missing basketball since the NBA playoffs ended? If so, come out to the Greensboro Coliseum tonight for the NC Coaches Association East- West All-Star Games! The girls play at 6:30 p.m. with the boys’ game following. The games feature players who have just graduated from high school — the best from the Eastern half of North Carolina against the best from the West. Visit to get your tickets!

Tues., July 20

Comedian Tom Simmons

Open Space Caf’ Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.491.3650;; 8 a.m.; $10 to $20 Performing live tonight at the Open Space Caf’ Theatre is stand-up comedian and Greensboro native, Tom Simmons. You may know Simmons from his appearances on Comedy Central, Showtime, BET, the Bob & Tom Show or XM/Sirius satellite radio. But if you don’t then you’ll want to get your tickets for this show! They’re $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Adam Alred and Mike Hannon will also perform. Brewski’s Tavern will host the after party.

Wed., July 21

Group exhibit

Marshall Art Gallery; 301-H Pisgah Church Road, Greensboro; 336.545.8268;; 10 a.m.; FREE Today you should check out the group exhibition, Collection of the Best, at Marshall Art Gallery. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are located within the Village at North Elm Shops. The exhibit contains work by local, regional and international artists. A variety of mediums and subject matter will be represented. Collection of the Best will be on display through July 26.