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by Erica Katz

Fri., Aug. 6

Friday Night live

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.1222;; 6 p.m.; FREE

It’s First Friday time again! Come out to Center City Park tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. for Friday Night Live. Local Indie favorites Filthybird, Come Hell or High Water and Citified will perform. You’ll also have a chance to experience the Mischief Makers Handmade Market. Original art, handmade items and vintage goods will be available for purchase. Craft activities for the kids will be provided. Check out Mischief Makers’ blog for more information. For a complete list of First Friday events visit

Wed., Aug. 4

eating a rainbow of food

Earth Fare; 2965 Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.369.0190;; 6 p.m.; FREE Tonight at 6 p.m. Earth Fare of Greensboro is holding a 90 minute class on healthy eating. You’ll tour the grocery store and then experience a cooking demonstration. You’ll learn to prepare a meal full of a variety of local summer fruits and vegetables and about the importance of the phytochemicals they contain. This class is free and open to the public. Earth Fare offers a variety of classes and events each month. Visit their website to learn more!

Thur., Aug. 5

Alive after five

Corpening Plaza; Corner of 1 t & Liberty streets, Winston- Salem; 336.354.1500;; 5 p.m.; FREE If you haven’t yet experienced Alive After Five then tonight is your chance. Sub Q will provide the party tunes. It’s part of the free Summer Music Series. Tomorrow’s Downtown Jazz event will feature Eric Essix & Tracy Hamlin, and at Saturday’s Summer on Trade you’ll hear Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets. Visit for a list of performers, dates, times and locations.

Sat., Aug. 7

Bessie’s bon bon poker run

Clemmons Motorcycles; 2636 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons; 336.766.4945;; 8 a.m.; Donations Today Clemmons Motorcycles is hosting Bessie’s Bon Bon Poker Run & Festivities, a benefit for the Bonnie Berry Cancer Fund. Bonnie Berry was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Money raised will help pay for mounting medical costs. Besides the two-hour bike ride there will be on-site poker, a raffle and silent auction, music by the Allison King Band and a free lunch. Registration for the ride begins at 8 a.m. and is $20 per rider or $30 per couple. E-mail to register now!

Sun., Aug. 8

sunday dance

Skateland West; 200 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro; 336.852.0515;; 5 p.m.; $3 to $10 Tonight is Sunday Dance at Skateland West in Greensboro from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $7 for USA Dance members and $3 for people under 22 years old. There will be a 45 minute ballroom, Latin and swing lesson by a professional instructor. Afterwards, take advantage of the huge dance floor and free refreshments. Visit the website listed above to become a member of the USA Dance Carolina Heartland Chapter!

Mon., Aug. 9

Glass class ‘­

Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Glass Studio; 226 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.7395;; 1 p.m.; $170 to $200 Starting today, instructor Nancy David will be teaching a week-long stained-glass camp for adults. Each day from 1 to 4 p.m., explore the beautiful art of stained glass by creating your own designs in colored glass, copper foil and lead came. All levels of skill are welcome. The cost is $170 for members and $200 for non-members, plus supplies. Register at

Tues., Aug. 10

Toastmasters club

Coldwell Banker Triad Realtors; 2212 Eastchester Drive, High Point; 336.434.4993;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

Toastmasters Club is a group that helps people improve their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. They meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and new members are always welcome! This is your chance to effectively learn to communicate more confidently, become a better listener and more successful in your career, build your ability to motivate and persuade and much more!

Wed., Aug. 11

Often Awesome fundraiser

The Lotus Center; 2412 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro;; 2 p.m.; $10 to $15 As part of “Everybody Deserves a Massage” week, Kammaleathahh Livingstone of Sustainable Health Choices will give massages today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lotus Center in Greensboro. It’s $10 for a 10 minute massage and $15 for 15 minutes. No appointment is necessary and everybody is welcome to drop-in. All of the proceeds will go to Often Awesome, an organization that helps support Tim LaFollette in his fight against ALS (also know as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a terminal degenerative motor-neuron disease). Check out and their Facebook page to learn about another benefit that will be held August 14 in Winston- Salem.