It’s World Elephant Day! Today, we celebrate the preservation and protection of elephants around the world. They’re the largest existing land animal, recognized for their trunks, tusks, large, flappy ears and thick skin. They’re native to Africa and South Asia. Sadly, because of poaching and habitat loss, there are only about 500,000 elephants left in the world. Visit worldelephantday.org to learn more about how you can help the elephants, then check out what’s going on this weekend in the Triad.

THURSDAY Aug. 12

Water Aerobics Class @ Grandover Swim & Racquet Club (GSO) 4:30 p.m.

Join Amy Ennis Monday through Thursday at 4:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 8 a.m. for an all-levels water aerobics workout for just $5. No registration is needed.

Boss: The Black Experience in Business @ Bookmarks (W-S) 7:30 p.m.

RiverRun in partnership with Bookmarks is hosting a screening of Boss: The Black Experience in Business, a documentary that tells the story of Black entrepreneurs in the country over 150 years. After a film discussion with Tiffany Waddell Tate, CEO and founder of Career Maven Consulting and Richard Williams, Publisher and Chairman of HBCU Matters Magazine at 7:30, the film begins at 8. Visit bookmarksnc.org/event/boss for free registration.

FRIDAY Aug. 13

Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs @ Bull City Ciderworks (GSO) 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the live folk sounds of the Winston-Salem based Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs as they provide live music at Bull City Ciderworks. Learn more about them by visiting brownmountainlightningbugs.com.

Auditions for Sherlock Holmes @ Centennial Station Arts Center (HP) 7 p.m.

Children ages 7-17 are invited to audition for a role in the High Point Community Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular. For more information and to register, visit hpct.net.

SATURDAY Aug. 14

Free Comic Book Day @ Eastgate Comics (HP) 10 a.m.

Eastgate Comics is hosting a free comic book day and cosplay event. Guests will receive 1 free comic per person while supplies last. Dress as your favorite comic book or anime character for the costume judging at 12! Find more information on the event page on Facebook.

Talking to Children about Racism @ Scuppernong Books (GSO) 10:30 a.m.

Ease the difficult conversation about racism with children by joining this book reading and discussion hosted by White Voices Against Racism. Carole Boston Weatherford, author of Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins will be in attendance. Reserve your free ticket by searching for the event on Eventbrite and registering by 5 p.m. on Friday.

Taco & Margarita Festival @ Greensboro Coliseum (GSO) 11 a.m.

Head to Greensboro Coliseum for the classic combination of tacos and tequila. Various taco food trucks as well as bars and beverage stations will be available. Find more information and purchase tickets at greensborocoliseum.com.

SUNDAY Aug. 15

Yoga & CBD @ Hemporia (W-S) 11 a.m.

Head to Hemporia for a CBD-infused yoga session. Try some before the class and have some CBD tea and coffee before going home. All levels of experience are welcome. To register and purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Trivia Night @ Doggos Dog Park & Pub (GSO) 6 p.m.

Test your knowledge as Top Shelf Trivia invites you and your pupper to a night of trivia, prizes and drink specials. No dog? No worries! Just be 21+ to enter. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook. As always, read the house rules on Doggos’ website before going.

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