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by Erica Katz

Fri., Sept. 10

Light up the arts gala

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts; 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.2585, ext. 1109;; 6 p.m.

Light Up the Arts Gala marks the opening of the new Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem. The party starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until midnight. The highlight of the evening will come at 8 p.m. with a Tony Bennett performance. The Womble Carlyle Gallery will feature work by Piedmont Craftsmen. Finally, in the Hanesbrands Theatre, guests will dance to their favorite disco tunes. On Saturday, September 11, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the public will be held at 10 a.m. Jason Earles of “Hannah Montana” will be there from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Bouncers will also premier this weekend. For a complete schedule of events visit

Wed., Sept. 8

Guest appreciation day

Chakras Spa; 229 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0862;; 2 p.m.; FREE Chakras Spa & Laser Center is having a guest appreciation day today from 2 to 7 p.m. Stop by the salon in downtown Greensboro for complimentary hair, skin and make-up consultations. There will be demonstrations, door prizes and discounts. Chair and hand massages will be provided by the Chakras team. Laser treatment information can also be obtained here. Don’t miss this fun, free event!

Thur., Sept. 9

Anniversary party

Hilton Garden Inn; 1325 Creekshire Way, Winston- Salem; 336.765.1298; www.; 10 a.m.; FREE The Winston-Salem Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating its two year anniversary and the public is invited. Stop by anywhere from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for complimentary beverages and appetizers.

There will be drawings and giveaways. Half price drink specials will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. DJ Jay Nice will provide the music. For more information on the event, call the number listed above or e-mail denise.smith@

Sat., Sept. 11

Winston-Salem air show

Smith-Reynolds Airport; 3801 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem; 336.767.2832;; 10 a.m.; $6 to $15 Rain or shine, the Winston- Salem Air Show begins today at 10 a.m. at the Smith- Reynolds Airport.

Get ready for Sky Soldiers Helicopter Team, Tora Tora Tora Bomb Squad, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Geico Skytypers, Extreme Machine Jet Truck, Russian MIG- 21-650 MPH passes, Military fly-bys and static displays, Huey Helicopter rides, Winston Cup Racing Museum display, Street Rods car show, music stage and children’s zone. Tickets are $6 to $15 and are available online at or at Lowes Foods Stores. The air show ends September 12 at 5 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 12

Music at the mansion

Blandwood Mansion; 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro; 336.272.5003;; 2 p.m.; FREE to $7

It’s the third annual Music at the Mansion concert series! For the next three Sundays, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Blandwood Mansion in downtown Greensboro, sit down and enjoy live jazz and blues from 2 to 6 p.m. Tonight, House of Dues and Melva Houston will perform. Bump & Logie and Allison King Band will be there Sept. 19, and don’t miss Laurelyn Dossett and Amelia’s Mechanics on Sept. 26. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 12 and under get it free. Check for cancellation updates if it rains.

Mon., Sept. 13

Central Carolina fair

Greensboro Coliseum Complex; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.7400;; 5 p.m.; FREE to $5 The 112 th annual Central Carolina Fair is back in Greensboro September 10-19! Head to the Greensboro Coliseum’s parking lot for rides, carnival food, games, exhibits and family entertainment.

Tickets are $5 for adults and are available at the gate. Children under the age of 10 get in free. Unlimited ride wristbands are also being sold. For a full schedule and list of specials visit

Tues., Sept. 14

Save the ta ta’s party

The Pour House; 360 Federal Pl., Greensboro; 336.333.2226; 9 p.m.; $2 Tonight the Pour House is having a Save the Ta Ta’s Breast Cancer Parking Lot Foam Party. $2 gets you in the door. All of the funds raised from the door and auction will go to Moses Cone Hospital. DJ Kaddilac, DJ Flipside, DJ Rhiotz and DJ Illusive will provide the music. Great drink specials will be available. Ladies from Adam & Eve, Ooh La La Entertainment and Gold Club will also be there.

Wed., Sept. 15

Aqua zumba

Smith Senior Center; 2401 Fairview St., Greensboro; 336.375.2237;; 6:45 p.m.; $5 Beginning today Aqua Zumba classes are being offered at Smith Senior Center in Greensboro. Aqua Zumba is a Latin dance fitness class held in the pool.

Exercising in water enhances the workout. The class will be held each Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and is open to adults, age 18 and over. Register by calling 375.2237. It only costs $5 to participate!