Daily Beat: Jan. 5, 2014

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Today:

• Dr. Ortud Crist, an opponent of Common Core, is the featured speaker at the conservative lunch at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem at noon.

• The City Project meets at the High Point Chamber of Commerce, located at 1634 N. Main St., at 1:30 p.m. Cynthia Davis and Jason Ewing are the two city council members assigned as liaisons to City Project. Should be interesting.

• The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission holds a special meeting at the Reynolds building, located at 51 E. Fourth St., to prepare for the public hearing to consider the property as a local historic landmark at 3 p.m. Here’s the agenda.

Tonight:

• High Point City Council meets in council chambers on the third floor of the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 5:30 p.m. Council will consider renaming Kivett Drive as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and renaming College Drive as University Drive.

The High Point Chamber of Commerce, High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, High Point University, High Point Partners, February 11 Association, the City Project, the Ministers Conference of High Point & Vicinity and the High Point NAACP have all passed resolutions in favor of the Kivett Drive renaming. The chamber has also passed a resolution in support of the College Drive renaming, which is less controversial.

The public comment period begins at 6 p.m.

Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, located at 2134 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, has magic games and sewing beginning at 6:30 p.m., and a screening of the TV show “Gotham” at 8 p.m. Free admission with a drink purchase for all events.

• The Greensboro Playwrights Forum holds auditions for the 31st Evening of Short Plays in the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Actors audition for eight to 10 original plays by Triad playwrights, which will be presented Feb. 5-8 as part of the Greensboro Fringe Festival. For more information, call 336.335.2728 or visit thedramacenter.com.