The Weekender: Relax, Relate, Release edition

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This week the Triad comes together to honor those individuals who risked their lives to fight for the country they loved. So take this time to reflect on their sacrifices, connect with your own families and celebrate the lives of the brave individuals that continue to fight for this country.

Thursday

Veteran story time@ New Winston Museum (W-S), 5:30 p.m.

One key to healing wounds of the heart caused by tragic events is to share the story with others. New Winston Museum presents: Veterans & the Healing power of storytelling, an open discussion focused on veterans in celebration of Veterans Day. Invited guests, professor Cyndi Briggs, Jacinta White, founder of the Word Project, Twin City executive director Connie Schroeder Vietnam veteran Don Timmons, come together to demonstrate the effects storytelling has on the healing process. For more information visit newwinston.org/visit/events.

Friday

Veterans day performance @ Triad Stage Cabaret (GSO), 8 p.m.

The Star-Spangled Girls take the stage to honor veterans who risked their lives to serve and protect the United States. The group, commissioned by UNC Greensboro’s Women’s Veterans Historical Society, share the stories of the women who enlisted in the military during WWII through performance and song. More information can be found at ttnc.org/star-spangled-girls-2.

Saturday

Veteran discount offering @ Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market (GSO)

The Greensboro’s Farmers Market begins its participation in the “Thank a Vet” program. All vets that have obtained a Guilford County Veteran ID card from the Guilford County Register of Deeds will receive a free shopper tote to fill with fresh goodies at a discounted price from participating market vendors. For information regarding obtaining a veteran ID and the Thank a Vet program visit myguilford.com/rod/thankavet.

Holistic expo @ Greensboro Coliseum, Special Events Center (GSO), 10 a.m.

Tune into your inner spiritual being while exploring the newest advances in holistic healing and metaphysical modalities. Greensboro plays host to the annual two-day 2016 Body Mind Spirit expo that brings with it experts in spiritualism and alternative health practices from the Triad and beyond. For more information visit bmse.net.

Veterans parade @ Downtown Greensboro (GSO), 1 p.m.

The City of Greensboro hosts its first annual Veterans Day Parade to honor veterans and military personnel. Greensboro Honors: A Veteran Parade, organized by veteran organization and community leaders, will start at Lindsay Street and end at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot. For more information visit facebook.com/GSOHonors, email [email protected] or call 336.355.8436.

Sunday

Writing workshop @ High Point Public Library (HP), 2 p.m.

Looking for a bit of fuel to get your creative juices flowing? The Sisters in Crime, Murder Write Chapter invites Assistant Fire Chief Mark Levins, of the High Point fire department to share arson investigation techniques and evidence collection with the help of actual closed case files. For more information visit Consider Arson as Creative Fuel Facebook event page.

Tues., Nov. 15

Women’s league luncheon @ Holy Trinity Church, Haywood Duke Rm (GSO), 12 p.m.

The United States is known as a place where all dreams can come true. Unfortunately, for some immigrants, the pursuit of this dream comes with a few strings attached. Join the Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad and a panel of experts in the field of immigration rights for, Dreams Deferred; County, State and National Policies of Exclusion, a presentation that will discuss the complexities of immigration law and resources for those seeking to obtain a piece of the American dream. RSVP required. More information can be found at lwvpt.org.