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VOLUNTEER

  • The Volunteer Center of Greensboro has volunteer opportunities in areas like: Animals & Nature; Arts & Culture; Computers; Health; Special Events; Tutors; and much more. For a complete list and details of opportunities and information: 336.373.1633 or www.volunteergso.org.
  • RSVP of Forsyth and Stokes Counties offers volunteer opportunities to anyone 55 and over. Current special needs include delivery of meals to homebound folks and transportation to medical appointments for seniors who can no long drive. Info: 336.761.2111 or www.nwpcog.org.
  • The Adult Center for Enrichment, with locations in Greensboro, has a mission to enrich the lives of frail and impaired adults, their families, and the community through specialized adult day services, respite care, education and support. ACE offers three adult day centers, three group respite programs, CarePartners at Home, and Caregiver Education. They have volunteer needs such as: Program Assistant Volunteer; Art Volunteer; Inter-generational Volunteers; Entertainment Volunteers; Clerical Volunteers, Special Projects; Devotions Leader; Horticulture Volunteers; Pet Therapy Volunteers; and more. If interested in volunteering: 336.274.3559 or www.acecare.org.
  • Hospice of Alamance County has an ongoing need for volunteers in: Patient Support and Respite; Administration; and Fundraising. For information about their programs and needs: 336.532.0126 or www.hospiceac.org.
  • Senior Resources of Guilford offers volunteer opportunities such as: Visitors/Assistance with Errands, Mobile Meal Delivery, Rides to Medical Appointments, Simple Home Repairs and TeleCare Reassurance. Information: 336.884.4816 or 336.373.4816 or www.senior-resources-guilford.org.
  • Guilford Boomers, Greensboro has continuing volunteer opportunities for Mobile Meals. Bring a nutritious noon time meal to homebound adults. Info: 336.373.4816 or www.guilfordboomers.org.
  • Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St, Greensboro, is looking for volunteers and interns to instruct cultural arts classes and workshops for youth in grades K-12. All candidates must have instructional knowledge of art, music, dance, or theatre. For a complete list of needs and requirements: 336.373.5881 or www.city-arts.org.
  • The Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro has volunteer opportunities with the Shepherd’s Wheels and Handy Hands programs, Shepherd’s Wheels drivers help older adults in Greensboro maintain an independent lifestyle by assisting them with local transportation. Handy Hands volunteers help older homeowners maintain their independence by assisting them with home repairs too minor to warrant employment of a professional. Volunteers with expertise in electrical repairs are especially needed. If interested in volunteering: 336.378.0766 or wolunteermanager@shepctrg.org.

HEALTH RELATED

  • Best Health, Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem, offers seminars and classes such as: Hearing Screening; Massage for Heart Health; Beyond Fat and Cholesterol; Bone Density Screening; Healthy Cooking for Busy Singles; What’s That Ringing in My Ears?; Movement Disorders Caregiver Support Group; and more. Pre-registration is required. For a complete list of classes and seminars, dates, times and information: 800.446.2255 or www.besthealth.com.
  • The Alamance Regional Medical Center, 1240 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, offers monthly classes and activities that include: Epilepsy Support Group; Burlington Breast Cancer Support Group; Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Support Group; Love Your Smile Boost Your Health; Understanding Fats The Good The Bad and The Ugly; Freshstart Smoking Cessation Class; and more. For a complete calendar of events, dates, times and information: 336.538.7000 or www.armc.com.
  • The American Red Cross continues its request for blood donations at numerous sites in Greensboro. For dates, times, locations and information: 336.333.2111 or www.gso.redcross.org.
  • Belly Dance, African Dance, and Yoga, Twisted Dance Studios, 315 S. Greene St, Greensboro. Info: 336.303.7892 or www.twisteddance.com.

ADULT ACTIVITIES

  • The High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave, High Point, wants visitors to know about their March/April events and activities: Open Hearth Cooking; Blacksmithing Demonstration; Spies, Cross Dressers and Daughters of the Regiment; African American Genealogy Research; and more. For dates, times, information: 336.885.1859 or www.highpointmuseum.org.
  • Old Salem in Winston-Salem, welcomes visitors to enjoy their March/April special events. They include: 2011 Founders Gala; Scout Day; Art in Clay on Exhibit; Dolly Madison and the Uninvited Guests Puppet Show; and Moravian Easter in Old Salem. For dates, times and information: 336.721.7350 or www.oldsalem.org.
  • The Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St, Greensboro, wants readers to know about their March/April events and exhibits. They include: Judy Pfaff Exhibit; On View: Stacy Lynn Waddell in The Evidence of Things Unseen; Noon @ The ‘Spoon; Drawing Us In: Highlights of American Drawing; Sunday Public Tour; and more. Info: 336.334.5770 or weatherspoon.uncg.edu/.
  • Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit, locations across the state from April 1, through Spring 2013. In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861-1865), the NC Department of Cultural Resources has organized this exhibit that features well-known Confederate generals, women who served as Confederate spies, re-enactment images of soldiers and battle, and more. The tour will visit 49 public libraries. For a complete list of exhibit locations and information: www.nccivilwar150.com.
  • First Friday Downtown Community Open House, 6-9pm, downtown Greensboro. The community is invited to a self-guided tour of local art galleries and studios, museums, retail shops, restaurants and alternative arts venues on the first Friday of every month. For a detailed map visit www.downtownfridays.com.
  • UNC-Greensboro School of Music, Dance, and Theatre hosts March/April performances and events that include: Hansel & Gretel; Orpheus Descending; Thesis Concerts; Women’s Glee Clubs and Women’s Choir Performance; The Greatest Hits of the Civil War; Springtubafest; Miles Davis Jazz Festival; Contemporary Chamber Players; and more. For dates, times, locations, and information: 336.334.4849 or www.uncg.edu.
  • Elon University, offers March/April events, concerts, and performances that include: American College Dance Festival Gala Performance; Grand Night: A Music Theatre Review; DanceWorks: A Student Choreography Concert; Ajax: A Drama; and more. For dates, times, locations, and information: 336.278.2000 or www.elon.edu.
  • Wake Forest University’s Department of Music, Theatre & Dance, Scales Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, presents March/April performances that include: University Wind Ensemble Concerts; Concert Choir; Collegiums’ Musicum; Music Theater Orchestra Concert; Wind Chamber Music Concert; University Jazz Ensembles Concert; String Chamber Music Concert; Spring Choral Concert; Eurydice; Spring Dance Concert; and University Orchestra Concert. For dates, times, and information: 336.758.5295 or www.arts.wfu.edu.
  • University of NC School of Arts, Winston-Salem, offers March/April performances that include: UNCSA Jazz Ensemble; Five Women Wearing the Same Dress; Wind Ensemble; Emerging Choreographers; Quintessence; Harper’s Ferry; As It Is In Heaven; and Oklahoma. For dates, times, locations, and information: 336.721.1945 or www.uncsa.edu/performances.
  • Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St, Greensboro, offers March/April performances that include: The Color Purple; Acquire The Fire; Don Williams in Concert; Southern Ideal Home Show; Rush In Concert; Royal Comedy Tour; Disney Live Mickey’s Magic Show; Glenn Beck Live; Bill Maher; and more. For dates, times, and information: 336.852.1100 or www.greensborocoliseum.com.
  • The METropolitan Opera Comes to the Triad. A series of opera performances transmitted live in HD to The Hanes Brands Theater, Downtown Arts Center, Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, 209 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem. Performance showings take place on Saturdays, at 1pm. For tickets and info: 336.747.1414 or www.piedmontopera.org.
  • Mah Jongg, American Version, 1:30-4:30pm, Thursdays, Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Rd, Greensboro. All are welcome. Info: 336.292.3754.
  • First in Flight Entertainment, 4681 Yadkinville Rd, Pfafftown, offers classes for adults that include Beginner Tap for Adults, Beginning Acting, and Mentalism: Yes, Like the TV Show; and more. Students get to perform for the public to showcase their talents. For a complete schedule of classes, registration, and information: 336.924.7028 or www.firstinflightentertainment.com.
  • Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Contra Dances, Tuesdays, 8-10:30pm, Vintage Theatre, 7 Vintage Ave, Winston-Salem. Live band and caller. No partner necessary. Info: 336.272.3245 or www.feetretreat.com.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

  • From Art to Zebras Children’s Creative Studio, 3700 N. Main St, High Point, offers various creative classes and events for families highlighted by Storybook Celebration; Messy Morning; Creative Outbursts; Young Illustrators; Digital Photography; Girls’ Night Out; LIFE Classes; Mixed Media and Journaling; and more. For a complete list of events, dates, times and info: 336.454.2630 or www.fromarttozebras.com.
  • The Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St, Greensboro, wants visitors to know about their March/April activities and events such as: Hive Time; Wildlife Wednesdays; Noodlebugs; Culture of Color; Wee Kids on the Ball; Growing Up Green; and much more. For dates, times and information: 336.574.2898 or www.gcmuseum.com.
  • The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St, Winston-Salem, features March/April events and activities that include: Paws to Read; Art Studios; Alphabet Passport Program; Big Fun Friday’ Wiggle Worm Wednesday; and much more. For a complete schedule of events and activities, and information: 336.723.9111 or www.childrensmuseumofws.org.
  • SciWorks Science Center, 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem, offers events and activities that include: Rock Laser Shows on the third Saturday of the month; African-American Scientists and Inventors Exhibit; Science Cafes; Brain Awareness Day; Scout Camp-Ins; and more. For dates, times, and information: 336.767.6730 or www.sciworks.org.
  • The Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, wants children to know about their March/April activities and events. They include: Bodies Revealed Traveling Exhibit; Leslie the Gibbons Birthday Party; Daisy “Almost” Overnight; Pink Floyd Laser Show; Online Summer Camp Registration; Laser Retro Laser Show; Bunny Day at the NSC; Day of the Book/Day of the Child Celebration; and more. For dates, times, and information: 336.288.3769 or www.natsci.org.
  • After School Arts at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St, Greensboro, fills each school day, teacher’s workday, and early release day with ample study time and activities in music, art, dance, and drama. For a complete list of activities and information: 336.373.5881 or www.city-arts.org.
  • The Music Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, offers Kindermusik classes for children ages newborn through age 6 and private instruction for ages 4 to adult. For a complete schedule: 336.373.2549 or www.city-arts.org.
  • Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Rd, High Point, offers events that include: POPS Spring Wildflowers; Project Wild Bats; Banff Mountain Film Festival; Annual Yard Sale; Eno River Wildflower Walk; and more. For dates, times, and information: 336.883.8531 or www.piedmontenvironmental.com.

RESOURCES

  • The Davidson County Department of Senior Services in Lexington and Thomasville, offers March/April classes and events that include: Free Bi-Monthly Blood Pressure Checks; Monthly Book Club; Basic Computer Skills Workshop; and more. For dates, times, locations, and information: 336.242.2290 or 336.474.2754 or www.co.davidson.nc.us.
  • Alamance ElderCare’s Family Caregiver Support Group, 1pm, second Tuesdays, Alamance ElderCare, 2732 Anne Elizabeth Dr, Burlington. Info: 336.538.8080.
  • Winston-Salem Writers offers Free Events for Writers. Upcoming March/April topics include: Pathways to Publishing; My Story; Open Mike Readings; and National Poetry Month Program. For dates, times, locations, and information: 336.473.8777 or www.wswriters.org.
  • My Story Series, 7pm, second Thursday of each month, Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St, Winston-Salem. Presented by Winston-Salem Writers to teach aspiring authors how to get published. Admission is free and no registration is required. Info: 336.473.8777 or www.wswriters.org.
  • Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest. Entries to showcase the creativity of writers in the area. Entries must be original work and previously unpublished. Entry deadline is Mar 15. Info: 336.473.8777 or www.wswriters.org.
  • The NC Transportation Museum is seeking the help of those with photos of one of Rowan County’s most historic places, Spencer Shops. This photographic book will include chapters on the creation of Spencer Shops and the town, steam operation, diesel operation, the people of Spencer and the demise of the shops. For more information or to schedule a time to bring photos to the museum: 704.636.2889 or www.ncdcr.gov.

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