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by Erica Katz

Roller derby

Greensboro Sportsplex; 2400 16 th St. Greensboro; 336.373.3722;; 7 p.m.; $5 to $10

Tonight is the first sanctioned roller derby bout for the Camel City Thrashers! They’ll be taking on the Greenville Derby Dames at the Greensboro Sportsplex. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for those under 7 years old, and will be sold at the door. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network. After the bout, Bender’s Tavern will host an after party. They’re located at 4517 W. Market St. in Greensboro. To learn more about the Thrashers visit

‘­Wed., Aug. 18


a/perture cinema; 311 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.8148;; 2 & 8 p.m.; $8 Today at 2 and 8 p.m. at a/perture cinema, catch the documentary film Pelada. It’s a story of Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros. Watch what happens as they travel and find out what soccer is like all over the globe. Pelada is also playing Thursday at 8 p.m. For tickets, trailers and more information about the movie visit

Thur., Aug. 19

The Tams

Mendenhall Terminal; Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.888.4127;; 6 p.m.; $7 The RockN High Point series continues today with the Tams. The beach music band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the gate and parking is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the United Way’s Children’s Initiatives, which provide childcare, food and scholarships to children of low-income parents. Bring your lawn chairs, enjoy some beach music and help support a great cause!

Fri., Aug. 20

Poetic thoughts & grooves 2

Delta Arts Center; 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston- Salem; 336.722.2625; www.; 7 p.m.; $3 to $7 If you like poetry and spoken word then you won’t want to miss tonight’s Poetic Thoughts and Grooves 2 event. It’s being held at the Delta Fine Arts Center in Winston-Salem at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 for children, $5 per adult and $7 per couple. The evening will feature the poetic styling of Jacqueline Morgan and an open mic poetry reading and spoken word portion. If you’re interested in signing up to participate in the event call 707.7905 or 749.1188.

Sun., Aug. 22

Community collection day

Burlington Outlet Village; 2839 Corporation Pkwy., Burlington; 336.227.2872;; 1 p.m.; Donations The United Way of Alamance County needs you to come out to Burlington Outlet Village today and shop.

From 1 to 4 p.m. donated items will be collected that will benefit dozens of local agencies including the

American Red Cross, Girl Scouts and Special Olympics. These items include non-perishable food, school supplies, books, purses, paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, linens, art supplies, formula, diapers, baby wipes and much more!

Mon., Aug. 23

Captain’s choice golf classic

Forest Oaks Country Club; 4600 Forest Oaks Drive, Greensboro; 336.378.9100;; 7:30 a.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Greensboro is hosting their second annual Captain’s Choice Golf Classic today at Forest Oaks Country Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun is at 8:30.

Miss North Carolina Nadia Moffett and Mayor Bill Knight will be making appearances.

If you’re interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth call 378.9100 or visit!

Tues., Aug. 24

Tiger birthday party

Natural Science Center; 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; 336.288.3769;; 10:30 a.m.; $7 to $8 Axl and Kisa are two of the Natural Science Center’s favorite tigers and today is their 6 th birthday! Come to their party and watch them open their meat-filled birthday presents, sign giant birthday cards, make tiger masks and listen to a special Tiger Keeper Talk. Admission to the Natural Science Center is $7 for children and seniors and $8 for adults. For more information on exhibits and events visit

Wed., Aug. 25

Snow camp outdoor drama

Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre; 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp; 336.376.6948;; 8 p.m.; $7 to $15 As part of Snow Camp Outdoor Drama’s 37th Season, The Wiz will be performed tonight at 8 p.m. It’s a modern musical version of The Wonderful World of Oz. Your favorite characters such as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and Tin Man will be there! Tickets are $7 to $15 and are available at the website listed above or by calling 800.726.5115. Performances will also be held August 26-28 at 8 p.m