The Weekender: The Fools’ Final Edition

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July 2014, six months in. We all look a lot older now.

Readers, friends and followers:

On Saturday, we’ll be printing the final issue of our paper. We’ve cherished our three-year run, culminating in a fabulous anniversary party in Winston-Salem last weekend.

As we three amigos move in separate directions, Brian has accepted a job as a preschool teacher at one of the oldest and most respected schools in Clemmons. Jordan returns to a mountain biking career and one more chance at qualifying for the US Cycling Nationals. Eric isn’t quite sure where he’ll land next, but he’s not worrying about it.

Thanks to all those who supported us along the way. As a parting gift, enjoy reading one last list of these events, at least one of them happening on April 1.

THURSDAY

  • Participatory budgeting kickoff and open house @ the Central Library (GSO), 6:30 p.m.
    The city of Greensboro launches its second cycle of participatory budgeting, a democratic process that allows residents to help decide how to spend $500,000 of local tax dollars. The second cycle identifies projects to fund in the 2018-19 fiscal year. At the open house, residents can learn about participatory budgeting and other programs and projects in Greensboro. More info at greensboro-nc.gov/pb.

FRIDAY

  • The HillBenders @ High Point Theatre, 8 p.m.
    Come out to see a band from Springfield, Mo. play banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar in their full-length, bluegrass tribute to one of the Who’s classic rock albums. The HillBenders present Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry. More info at highpointtheatre.com.

SATURDAY

  • Triad Tech Savvy @ UNCG, 7:45 a.m.
    The UNCG and the Greensboro branch of the American Association of University Women hosts a daylong program in the Sullivan science building for girls grades 6 to 9. The event provides workshops on topics such as robotics, animation, the chemistry of cosmetics and the science of music in order to teach young women how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can lead to interesting and fulfilling careers. All students and adults must register online. More info at greensboro-nc.aauw.net.

SUNDAY

  • Salem Creek Storywalk @ the Gateway Nature Preserve (W-S), 2 p.m.
    Kids from 3-15 follow a trail along the Salem Creek Greenway where storytellers and singers share tales of fact and fiction. Participants watch a floodplain demonstration and create their own imaginary water creatures using natural materials. More info at forsythcreekweek.squarespace.com.

ALL WEEKEND

  • Macbeth @ Wake Forest University (W-S), Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
    Dare to enter the Scales Fine Arts Center for what the Department of Theatre and Dance deems Shakespeare’s ghost story of madness, greed and bloodshed — a dark, cautionary tale set in a contemporary war-torn world. Brook Davis directs. More info at events.wfu.edu.

Pick of the Week (Food)

  • Teen cooking class @ the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Friday, 5:30 p.m.
    Participants ages 12-15 learn how to prepare the dough for a festive challah bread, as well as braid and bake a mini loaf. Seasonal soup is also on the menu. More info and registration at gcmuseum.com.

Pick of the Week (Music)

  • Crescendo: WSSU piano showcase @ Dillard Auditorium (W-S), Thursday, 7 p.m.
    WSSU presents an array of pianists that exhibit the music department’s current and former talent. The concert includes solo and collaborative works in genres ranging from classical to jazz to gospel. Several WSSU alumni, current students and musical artists from the community perform. More info at wssu.edu.

Pick of the Week (Sports)

  • The Human Race @ the Greensboro Coliseum, Saturday, 9 a.m.
    The Volunteer Center presents the 23rd annual Human Race and the chance to walk, run or roll for your favorite charity. Children, adults and well-trained, leashed pets are welcome. After the event, stop by the Coliseum’s Special Event Center for music, free food, superhero capes, a superhero contest and an awards ceremony. More info at volunteergso.org.
  • Michael Touby

    April fools in March? You are killing me!