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GREENSBORO, NC (July 9, 2020) – Vision Zero Greensboro, in partnership with John Klopp State Farm Insurance Agency, is hosting a Transportation Safety Summer Art and Essay Contest as part of the “What’s Your Safe?” campaign. Rising elementary, middle, and high school students are asked to he…

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Spring Theatre's team is pleased to offer safe arts opportunities for our youth! The theatrical options for the month of July include: "Spring Theatre Jack-of-All-Trades Camp” from July 13-17 and "The Spring Theatre Variety Show" camp from July 20-24. Camps will be held daily from 1-4pm at t…

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Presented by All Pets Considered Compiled by YES! Weekly Thank you to all of our readers for submitting your pets for this contest. We enjoyed looking at photos of your sweet furbabies. Winners were chosen by employees of All Pets Considered, located at 2614 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro, …

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WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA. After a successful June of in-person camps, Spring Theatre's team is pleased to offer additional safe arts opportunities for our youth during the month of July! Camp options include: “Spring Theatre Jack-of-All-Trades Camp” from July 13-17, 2020 and “The Spring…

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Due to continuing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, autumn in the Carolinas will come and go without the time traveling celebration of the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival.

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What would you do to save the life of a family member, a friend, an acquaintance? For Ellen Druebbisch the answer was, “Give him one of my kidneys.” On May 19, that is just what she did. The 22-year-old donated a kidney to 19-year-old Brenden Harrison.

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – Resilience High Point is excited to announce a collaboration of four youth-serving organizations to bring structured virtual summer activities for its elementary and middle school students. This collaboration of Resilience High Point members brings together the strengths o…

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 25, 2020) – Starting Monday, June 29, the Greensboro Public Library will implement “Grab & Go” service at Central Library, Benjamin Branch, McGirt-Hortin Branch and Glenn McNairy Branch. Other locations will be adding this option as safety measures are put in place.

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 25, 2020) – Every Thursday night in July at 7 pm, the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is hosting free, virtual Family Trivia nights. Families can compete to win Parks and Recreation prize packs including t-shirts, water bottles, passes for kayaking, fishing, p…

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 24, 2020) – Portions of Elm Street and February One Place will be closed from 6 pm Friday, June 26 until 7 am, Monday, June 29, for the installation of a mural on the pavement led by artist Rasheeda Shankle and project leaders Kelly Creacy-Durham and Jason Keith. Elm Str…

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In the words of drive-in movie host Joe Bob Briggs, “the drive-in will never die,”—but it’s come mighty close. While North Carolina has maintained a handful of hold-outs, few could imagine the almost immediate rebirth of the cinematic institution. 

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 22, 2020) – City Lakes will host a children’s fishing tournament July 1-14. There are separate age divisions for children 6 and under, 7-12 year old, and 13-17. Cost is $10. Register online to participate.

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GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT, WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Parks and Recreation will host Car Bingo, 6:30-8:30 pm, July 6, at the Greensboro Sportsplex. The cost is $5 per car, which must be paid online in advance. Register online now.

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GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT, WINSTON-SALEM, NC (June 19, 2020) – Parks and Recreation will host virtual Start Smart Baseball for children 3-5 years old from 6-7 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7-23, via Zoom. The cost is $15 per child. Register now.

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1. On June 19 in Greensboro, join Guilford Green Foundation for a Very Trans & Queer Juneteenth at the LGBTQ Center, located at 121 N. Greene St. According to the Facebook event page, “Please join us for a special celebration, led by local Black organizers. The event will open with drumm…

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership is cancelling the 2020 Summer Music Series (would have been the 23rd season) which consists of Downtown Jazz on Friday nights and Summer on Liberty on Saturday nights. The cancellation is due to global COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the safety of eve…

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GREENSBORO, NC – Local children can get a Parks and Recreation summer day camp experience at home with a Summer Stay Camp Kit, a package of self-guided activities with educational, creative, or health and wellness themes. A new kit will be available each Monday from June 22 to August 10. Fam…

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 16, 2020) – Creative Greensboro will host three weeks of virtual drama camps for ages 7-15 beginning on July 15 and individual drama lessons for ages 13 to adult any time. The cost is $45 per week for camp and $25 per hour for individual lessons.

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 16, 2020) – The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities has awarded the Stephen L. Knier Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Students with Disabilities to three graduating high school seniors: Gabrielle Carter, from Northeast Guilford High School; Christy Ma, fr…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (June 12, 2020) Bookmarks will kick off its free Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 13 and invites young readers of all ages to celebrate the transformative power of reading. This year’s theme, “Adventures in Summer Reading,” offers readers a chance to read differ…

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* Editor’s note: As the Triad, along with the rest of the United States, mourns the tragic, and quite frankly, unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, I wanted to use YES! Weekly’s platform to dedicate this week’s #8GR8 list to spotlight and celebrate some of the Triad’…