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Dia de Los Muertos

As part of Greensboro Youth Council’s Ghoulash! Halloween Festival, Greensboro Museum of History offers non-living history and family fun from noon to 6 p.m. on October 22 at 130 Summit Ave.

Children and their families can learn about the traditions of Día de Los Muertos with a story hour and craft activity in partnership with arts organization Casa Azul. At 1 p.m., storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will share Ghost Stories in the Graveyard. Bring blankets or chairs.

Between 2 and 6 p.m., visitors can stroll through the historic First Presbyterian Church Cemetery next to the museum to see costumed interpreters portraying figures from Greensboro’s past.. Learn the stories of Major General Nathanael Greene, who commanded American troops at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse; suffragette Gertrude Weil, who fought for women’s suffrage in North Carolina; Lavina Curry, a free black woman from New Garden who helped escape slaves on the Underground Railroad; and other characters from the city’s history. The Cemetery of Non-Living History tour departs from the LeBauer Park terrace of the museum.

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All activities are free, family and open to all.

For more information, call 336-362-7112 or visit greensborohistory.org.

Monthly meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Transgender Task Force will take place at 6 p.m. on October 19 on Zoom. The public is invited to participate as the commission reviews community engagement, committee programming and upcoming events.

To attend, go to tinyurl.com/yc42nsbk. The meeting ID is 967 7312 6553; the access code is 224324.

For more information, call 336-373-2038.

Career fair

The Greensboro Public Library, in partnership with NCWorks, is hosting a career and resource fair from noon to 3 p.m. on October 25 at the Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Several employers will be available to share information about jobs at part-time, full-time and seasonal employment opportunities.

Participating employers include: City of Greensboro, USPS, FedEX, Sodexo, Guilford County Government, GAT — PTI, Compass Dining, Belk, The Resource, Triad Goodwill, RATPDEV GTA Transportation, ECS Limited, Guilford County Sherriff’s Office and Staffing Logistics . Participants are encouraged to bring a resume, dress for success, and be prepared to explore new opportunities.

Anyone needing help picking up their resume should contact Career Resource Librarian Valerie Coll at 336-373-3764. This event is free and open to the public.

Conference corresponding to the UNCG

The UNCG will host Linda Gradstein, NPR’s award-winning longtime Jerusalem-based correspondent, at 7 p.m. on October 27 for a talk on women in Israeli society.

Although Israel is widely admired for including women in military service and for being among the first countries to elect a female prime minister, Israeli women still face many challenges. In this talk, Gradstein will address issues she has seen and experienced – from her own experiences with Israeli legal systems and courts to her daughter’s military service and more.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in UNCG’s EUC Auditorium at 507 Stirling St. Parking is free in the Walker Parking Deck. Register at go.uncg.edu/gradstein.

charity please

Retail Alliance Downtown, in partnership with Downtown Greensboro, is hosting the sixth annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Elm Street from 1-4 p.m. on October 29.

The public is invited to stop by participating businesses and enjoy family activities, including music and shows.

Many of the participating companies will provide candy substitutes for children with food allergies or other health risks associated with candy as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/3j8tjuv8.

Dia de Los Muertos

For the sixth year, the High Point Museum and the YWCA Latino Family Center will present a Día de Los Muertos celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 29 at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave.

The event is a free, hands-on learning experience and Day of the Dead celebration with ofrendas (displays of photos, flowers, and other items), activities for children, and a tribute to deceased loved ones.

A family movie is from 10 a.m. to noon and Día de Los Muertos-themed crafts and games, including a quiz from the Kearns Academy robotics team, are from noon to 2 p.m. Language interpreters will be on site.

The Day of the Dead ofrendas will be on display from October 29-5. These altars are the most important part of the celebration as they show souls the way home and let loved ones know they have not been forgotten. Organizations that created ofrendas for the exhibit include the Latino Family Center, High Point Central High School’s Spanish Department, High Point University National Spanish Honors Society, Sigma Delta Pi, and Kearns Academy.

Additionally, a Halloween-themed event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse. Kids Can Create Paper Pumpkin Centerpieces to be placed in the center of the dining room table.

Visit highpointnc.gov/2329/Museum.

play auditions

Creative Greensboro will hold auditions for the winner of The New Play Project 2023, “Nice White Parents 2016,” by Tamara Kissane and directed by Todd Fisher.

Parts are available for children and adults.

First-round auditions will take place in person at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Stephen D. Hyers Theater at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N Davie St. Actors can also record monologues and submit them online by 9 a.m. Nov. 7.

Information and submission instructions are available at www.creativegreensboro.com.

This production is in collaboration with local theatrical arts group Scrapmettle Entertainment. Creative Greensboro is looking for a diverse cast with roles for actors ages 7-12 and adults. The in-person encores will take place November 8 and 9 at the Hyers Theater. Playback scripts are available upon request by emailing [email protected]

Carousel Returns

Burlington’s fully restored historic Dentzel Carousel has returned to Burlington and is being installed in the city park. The carousel’s hand-carved horses, cats, pigs, rabbits, lions, tigers and ostriches have been repaired and repainted and placed in their new carousel home.

After the carousel is installed, the crews will put the finishing touches on the construction of the carousel building. The carousel will then be inspected by North Carolina Department of Labor ride inspectors before it opens to the public. The city will provide an update when there is a firmer opening date, but that will be later this fall.

The building is designed with huge glass doors that can be opened and closed, allowing for year-round use. The carousel will be open to the public this winter. Opening hours will be published soon.

On December 22, the city will celebrate with Carousel Christmas in the Park. All trips will be free. Father Christmas will be on hand for photos. Cart rides, cocoa and cookies are also provided. For more information, visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/events.

Images of the restored carousel animals and the installation process can be viewed at tinyurl.com/4mk6eamf.

NAACP gala

The NAACP High Point Branch 2022 Freedom Fund Gala is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Golden Doors Event Center, 2025 Brentwood St. in High Point.

The fundraiser, themed “Race, Equity and Inclusion: Towards Unity,” is the group’s first initiative since the COVID-19 shutdown. The program will be a dinner meeting, with a program of speakers and an awards ceremony.

The guest speaker will be Deirdre Tejada, who is Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Ralph Lauren.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.naacphighpoint.org.

New webcam

Two new webcams give online viewers a panoramic glimpse of fall at the Blue Ridge Music Center at Mile 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Cameras show views of the outdoor amphitheater, surrounding mountains and visitor center.

Funding for the cameras was provided by donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Blue Ridge Parkway/National Park Service.

Go to BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org/visit/webcams. An additional webcam feed at The Bluffs restaurant in Doughton Park is available at BRPFoundation.org/webcams.

veterans day

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St. in Kernersville.

The ceremony will include color parties, special music, wreath laying, tap dancing and other commemorative activities to honor all who have served the country, past and present. Distinguished veterans will speak. The keynote speaker will be retired Colonel William Webb, a decorated US Army veteran. He led ground and air cavalry units that received numerous awards and served as commander of the aviation brigade deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Operation Joint Endeavour.

Webb served as Legislative Director to two Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairs. He graduated and later served as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a member of the White House and a legislative member.

The traffic problem at the entrance has been solved, making entering and leaving the park much faster, but the organizers recommend that participants arrive early. The ceremony and parking are free; bring chairs.

For more information, visit www.carolinafieldofhonor.org. The event will take place rain or shine.

Annual Report

The Greensboro Water Resources Department has released its annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Read it at tinyurl.com/3j3awrcp.

“I am honored to share the ministry’s first annual report. It is a consolidated reflection of the continued efforts and dedication of nearly 370 employees,” said Water Resources Manager Mike Borchers.

The report features a review of the utility’s strategic plan, what residents need to know about their water and sewer systems, an overview of how the money is spent, who the employees are, and a review of the role of the service in the expansion of the city. It also provides annual water and sewer statistics, as well as an overview of community programs offered by Water Resources.

For more information on water resources, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/Water.

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