by Brian Clarey

Hunker down, folks, for the final stretch of obscene heat before… well, probably before the next one hits, which should be some time in September.

Triad Local First’s first annual Community Table dinner, featuring players from Greensboro’s Iron Hen and Jamestown’s Southern Roots, doesn’t happen until October, but they are seeking volunteers for the event now. If interested, hit up

Downtown Greensboro sees another business turnover, this time at Churchill’s, the ownership of which has been taken over by Joseph Sena who, according to a mass e-mail, “comes with great experience and passion for the business.”

And the situation at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market has taken another step towards… what’s the word I’m looking for here? Sanity. City council voted 5-4 in favor of letting the non-profit run the market. See the story on page 10.

Wednesday is Wild Watermelon Day at the Greensboro Natural Science Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with tons of watermelons for children and animals alike provided by the Fresh Market.

Also, if you eat at any Chipotle on Wednesday, save the receipt and bring it back this weekend for a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos or a salad. Cha-ching.

All weekend long they’ll be tasting wines at the Fresh Market in Greensboro and all Triad locations of Total Wine & More, where they’ll have a selection of high-rated, reasonable priced labels.

Friday there’s free frozen yogurt at the grand opening of Yoforia at 1410 Westover Terrace in Greensboro from 5-11 p.m. And it is Watermelon Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.

On Saturday the PTFM does its General Greene Car Show beginning at 11 a.m., and my friend Val Nieman does a meetthe-author event for her book Blood Clay, which is fabulous, at Loco for Coco, equally fabulous in the Lawndale Shopping Center. Ask for the sea salt truffle.

Room for one more? “Barista wrist,” an injury specific to those in the craft-coffee business, is real — a form of tendonitis that sets in when the barista in question uses an improper tamping motion for the espresso machine. If you see a barista wearing a wrist brace, tell her she’s doing it wrong.