8 great things to do in the Triad: July 26-28
By: Marisa Sloan
1. From July 26-28 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss Jurassic Quest at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 W 27th St. Guests will be able to walk through the Cretaceous period, Jurassic period, and Triassic period to imagine what it would have been like to live among the dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life sized dinosaurs, replicated with the help of leading paleontologists, that roar and move. Guests can also enjoy activities such as a fossil dig, a dinosaur petting zoo, inflatable mazes, and more. Watch out for the sneaky Baby Dinosaurs who love to play pranks on unsuspecting guests. For showtimes and ticket information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On July 26 in Greensboro, visit the Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., to see a spectacular 45-minute laser light show. Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall features songs from one of Pink Floyd’s most celebrated albums, The Wall. Guests can rock ‘n’ roll well into the night with showtimes at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased via the Facebook event page.
3. On July 26 in Greensboro, head to Rocky Knoll Bar, 405 Rocky Knoll Rd., for the Music for Mammos benefit concert hosted by Trailer Park Orchestra. From 9 p.m. until midnight, see Desired Redemption, Trailer Park Orchestra, and Skulls & Whiskey play and raise funds for a mammogram scholarship. TPO’s booking manager Sandra Flowers is celebrating one year of being cancer-free and out of chemotherapy. “Now that I am on the other side of that diagnosis, I am so incredibly thankful for the chance to be here, and I embrace every moment. Facing a life-changing diagnosis gives you a greater appreciation for how you choose to live your life,” Flowers said. Flowers said she found out her diagnosis during her annual mammogram in 2017, and that early detection through routine exams can save lives. She said that most women do not get a yearly exam because of their financial situations. “I was very fortunate to have excellent health insurance through my employer, however, that is not the case for many women in the Triad,” she said. “Music for Mammos gives me and those that care about me the opportunity to help these women get the care they need.” There will be door prizes, raffles and survivor gifts at Music for Mammos as well as a wall of remembrance and information about early detection. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On July 27 in Greensboro, celebrate National Dance Day at LeBauer Park, 208 N Davie St. The free event will be hosted by Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. in collaboration with Strictly Social and Dance Project: The School at City Arts. From 3:30 to 10 p.m., join professional dancers and learn all kinds of dances ranging from street-style to ballroom. Wearable SUBPAC devices, which sync with the music to produce vibrations, will also be available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. In case you need a break from the dancing, make sure to stop by the food trucks or vendors that will be on-site throughout the day. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On July 27 in Greensboro, celebrate the 2019 Greensboro Trails Day at Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Green Dr. From 8 a.m. to noon, take part in one of the many free events that will be offered: guided hikes, mountain biking, yoga, paddlesports, a kid’s adventure course, a bike rodeo, inflatable water slide, crafts, and more. There will also be giveaways from Great Outdoor Provision Co., REI, O2 Fitness, and more. For parking and more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On July 27 in Winston-Salem, put on some fancy clothes and enjoy champagne with the curator of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Rd. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., sneak a peek at some of Katharine Reynold’s clothing, never before on display, before the new bedroom exhibition “A Self in the Remaking: Katharine Smith Reynolds Johnston” opens to the public. Reynolda archivist and exhibition curator Bari Helms will guide the tour, and a champagne toast will be available at the close. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for members. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On July 27 in Jamestown, join Yoga Mindset High Point at High Point City Lake Park, 602 W Main St, for a two-hour stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) yoga class. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., yoga instructor Brittany Wilson will demonstrate basic stand up paddleboarding techniques before leading an intermediate yoga session and meditative float. Gear, including board and life jacket, will be provided. Students should bring sun protection, a towel, appropriate swimwear, and water shoes. The class costs $40 and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On July 28 in Winston-Salem, stop by Carolina’s Vineyards & Hops, 1111 S Marshall St. Ste 184, for the July Sip ‘n Art. The workshop, led by instructor Carolina Corona, is inspired by Harlem Renaissance artists and will kickstart the National Black Theater Festival coming to Winston-Salem. From 3 to 5 p.m., enjoy local wine or beer while painting your own masterpiece that celebrates African American culture. Tickets are $25, and more information can be found at the Facebook event page.