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by Jordan Owens

Sat., May 21

Mosaic Festival

Festival Park; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro;; 2 – 8 p.m.; FREE

This annual celebration of diversity in our community features a full house of ethnic food, crafts, jewelry, children’s activities and more. Some of North Carolina’s most popular international bands will perform global jazz, funk and latin rock while sharing the stage with dancers and musicians from around the world.

Wed., May 18

Horticulture Therapy

Old Salem Museum & Gardens; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston- Salem; 800.441.5305;; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

The benefits of gardening extend well beyond beauty and food. Join horticulture therapist Lea Nading, for a workshop exploring the pleasure, relaxation and rehabilitation that can come from tending a garden. Space is limited, so call ahead to register.

Thurs., May 19

Wine Tasting

Giovanni’s Restaurant; 5831 High Point Road, Greensboro; 336.852.8890; www.; 6:30 – 9 p.m.; $10

Giovanni’s is hosting a wine tasting with Medaloni Cellars complete with free hors d’oeuvres and live music from Seth Evans. Call 336.852.8890 to RSVP and join them for great wine and a taste of Italy.

Fri., May 20

Eat me

CVA Gallery; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7485;; 6 – 9 p.m.; FREE

The Center for Visual Artists Gallery presents a visual exploration of food in the art form. Viewers will be asked to use all five senses as they interact with artworks from paintings and video to photography and sculpture. Food and beer from local restaurants will be available for tasting during the opening. The show runs through June 17.

Sun., May 22

Historic Home Tour

Fisher Park and Aycock Neighborhoods; Greensboro; 336.272.5003; www.; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; $12 – $15

Peek inside ten historic homes in the Fisher Park and Aycock Historic districts.

The tour includes one bonus look at an old house ready for restoration, as well as an architectural scavenger hunt and a souvenir tote bag. Visit to buy advanced tickets and find a full list of locations.

Mon., May 23

Fablocker Meeting

FabLocker Hackerspace; 1020 Brookstown Ave. No. 17, Winston-Salem; 336.939.6358;; 7 p.m.; FREE

If you’re a maker, fabber, tinker-er or overall technology enthusiast, come to the FabLocker open meeting to explore and play. You’ll find an inspiring collection of resources for facilitating really cool geek-tastic activities.

Tues., May 24

Green Drinks

Old Winston Social Club; 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem; 336.403.8840; www.; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

Green Drinks welcomes Kathy Pearce to discuss the ECHO Network’s Timebank program. Timebanking is a social change movement that’s similar to volunteering, yet members get services back in return. Sip drinks and socialize while you learn how to get involved.

Wed., May 25

The Bookup

Community Arts Café; 411 W. 4 th St., Winston- Salem; 336.793.8000; communityartscafe. com; 6 p.m.; FREE

The Bookup is a new social experience welcoming anyone to join in for quiet reading time. Before the reading begins, you’ll have a chance to mingle with other readers and local writers from Press 53. At 6:45, the reading begins, and you can settle in your seat with food and drinks to celebrate “long-form reading in a short-form world.”