Public schools in Guilford and Forsyth counties closed about three hours early due to inclement weather, and several offices, including Legal Aid of North Carolina in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, called it a day around noon.

If you don’t have to go out tonight, you probably don’t want to. In that spirit, an artist reception for Lita Gatlin and Shannon Rainey at Bernardin’s Restaurant in Winston-Salem, previously scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m., has been canceled.

RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem announces its roster of films for this year. Watch this space for updates. The festival runs April 4-13. We’ll give you the skinny on what films you might ant to check out.

Just as the film festival must unroll the carpet for April, the business of local government must also continue.

• The High Point City Council meets on the third floor of the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 5:30 p.m. The agenda includes a chemicals contract for wastewater treatment, a proposed order to close a structure on Burton Road, an annexation item and a public comment period.

• The Winston-Salem City Council holds a special meeting to receive a presentation from the NC League of Municipalities on the outlook for North Carolina cities in the state legislature this year. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Public Works Conference Room at City Hall. Afterwards, the council reconvenes in the Council Chamber on the second floor for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. The council will consider a number of rezoning requests and certificates of public convenience and necessity to cab companies. The council will also consider Mayor Allen Joines’ recommendations for appointment to the Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District Advisory Committee. The list includes financier Ralph Womble, restaurateur Vivian Joiner and real estate developer Richard Miller, among others.

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