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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Aug 6

The Sound of Music Stained Glass Playhouse; 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem; 336.661.4949;; 8 p.m.; $15

The beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical takes the stage at the Stained Glass Playhouse in Winston-Salem. Alvin Tyndall directs the story of the postulant who, upon proving too highspirited for religious life, is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Songs include “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things” and “Do, Re, Mi.”

Wed., Aug 3

Lincoln in 3D Greensboro Historical Museum; 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.373.2610;; 7:30 p.m.; FREE

Wearing 3D glasses, you’ll feel like you could step into the tableaus of some of the most famous photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

In a 38-minute show, 170 images from Antietam, Gettysburg, the White House and more will be projected onto the big screen in their original stereoscopic format. Call ahead to reserve your seat for a dramatic, in-depth look into the Civil War.

Thu., Aug 4

Obama Birthday Bash

RC Baldwin Educational Center; 1200 Leonard Ave., High Point; 336.253.1797;; 5 p.m.; FREE

It’s President Barack Obama’s birthday and local volunteers are throwing a party. The Hawaiian-themed event is open to anyone who wants to show their support for President Obama and his 2012 Presidential run. Speak your mind on the open mic and enjoy free refreshments including hot dogs and fried fish. The event will also serve as a voter registration drive so bring your family, neighbors and friends.

Fri., Aug 5

August Art Oasis

Greensboro Cultural Arts Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

During First Friday celebrations, the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center will be transformed into a mecca of music and art. Inside and out along Davie Street and at Festival Park, the event will feature street art and pottery demonstrations, family crafts, dance performances, live music and more. There will also be an artist bazaar, a DJ and interactive art for your shopping, listening and art-making pleasure.

Sun., Aug 7

Blood Drive

Eclectic by Nature; 409 State St., Greensboro; 336.373.0733;; 1-5 p.m.; FREE

The Red Cross reports that in May and June, blood donations were at the lowest level they have seen in that timeframe in more than a dozen years. This weekend, the Light & Energy Workers Association is teaming up with Eclectic by Nature to host a blood drive for life-saving donations. Email to make an appointment or walk-in for your convenience.

Mon., Aug 8

Mystery Reader Mondays

Hemphill Branch Greensboro Public Library; 2301 Vandalia Road, Greensboro; 336.373.2925;; 2 p.m.; FREE

The Hemphill Mystery Readers meet on the second Monday of each month to share a mutual love of the mystery genre. This month, the group will discuss Nancy Pickard’s novel, The Scent of Rain and Lightning. New members are always welcome, so check out a copy and join in.

Tues., Aug 9

Silent Art Auction

Swaim Design Center; 411 S. Main St., High Point; 336.883.0650;; 6 p.m.; FREE

The Arc of High Point, an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is holding a silent auction to support its creative programming. Bid on artwork created by community artists including paintings, folk art, jewelry and photography. A selection of art will also be available for purchase including notecards, coasters, tote bags mouse pads and books.

Wed., Aug 10

Tattooing Around the World

Tattoo Archive; 618 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.4422;; noon-8 p.m.; FREE

This week Winston-Salem’s Tattoo Archive presents a new exhibition on tattoo history. The practice of decorating the body reaches back to the dates of the caveman — even before the discovery of fire — and has since spread around the world. This display examines some of the major areas where tattooing was practiced and where it advanced into an art form. The exhibition runs through Dec. 30.