Daily Beat: Aug. 28, 2014

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Today:

This sounds totally entertaining and incredible: Today marks the beginning of the inaugural Greensboro Summer Pickleball Classic, kicking off at noon. Details here.

The Forsyth County Democratic Party is throwing a cook out party to celebrate public school teachers, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Bolton Park. Details here.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum hosts a members only 50 percent off sale today, and it comes with a glass of wine. Runs from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Tonight:

It’s Thirsty Thursday in Greensboro and the regular season finale for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, which means there will be a big fireworks show after the game (which starts at 7 p.m.).

At the same time, the Greensboro Public Library and the Water Resources Department are hosting James Salzman, the author of Drinking Water: a History and a Duke University law and environmental policy professor. The “World Water Week Forum” will be at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library (1420 Price Park Rd.).

Also at the same time, United Students Against Sweatshops holds a kickoff meeting at UNCG. Details here.

“An Evening with the Piedmont Opera” is tonight at the James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium at the Old Salem Visitor Center. Details here.

Then at 9 p.m., the third Dance From Above event at the Crown begins. Find out more about it here.