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by Keith Barber

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Leading off this week’s installment of Found Objects is a wealth of arts activities for the young and the young at heart to beat the sweltering summer heat. Bayou Bash is a fun family event to be held at Bog Garden at Benjamin Park and Starmount Farms Lake on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. The event features live Cajun music, storytelling, educational programs and even a rain room for cooling off. Sponsored by Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Bayou Bash is free to the public. The Greensboro Children’s Museum presents Simply Story Time on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the museum venue located at 220 N. Church St. And if your young one aspires to be a prima ballerina, you might want to check out the Greensboro Ballet’s Ballet and the Beasts class, featuring theme-related activities, rehearsals and a final performance. The class runs daily from July 13 to 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St., in downtown Greensboro. Children will have the opportunity to twirl with the bears, hop with the kangaroos and waltz with the elephants. The School of Greensboro Ballet is the only non-profit ballet school in the city, with the goal of offering finest dance education to children of all ages. Summer on Trade continues in Winston- Salem on Saturday with its free weekly outdoor concerts, entertainment, dining and shopping. This collaboration between the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and the community runs every Saturday at 6 th and Trade streets through Labor Day. Admission is free. On Thursday, the Weatherspoon Art Museum presents the film Our City Dreams. Directed by Chiara Clemente, the film follows five female artists over several decades including Mariana Abramovic, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero and emerging artist Swoon. Admission is free but seating is limited. The Weatherspoon is located at 500 Tate St. on the UNCG campus. Also on Thursday, Theatre Alliance has further extended its run of Sordid Lives to include one last performance on Thursday at 8 p.m. at its venue, located at 1047 Northwest Blvd. in Winston-Salem. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. For further info, call 336.723.7777 or visit: wstheatrealliance.org. South Fork Community Center presents

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