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Spicier than both Mels combined

People of the world Triad, spice up your life! PSL season is here and what we want — what we really, really want — is to know your fav place to grab a taste of the season. Drop us a line with your fav "autumn-in-a-cup" of the Gate City.  (BT Dub, did we mention there's a giveaway in here?)

Forward this to someone who's mourning pina coladas.



Bid hair, don't care

Put on your dancin' boots, don the dress with "wiggle room," shake out that piggy bank, and grab your ticket for a night of silent bidding wars, friendly dance-offs, donation opps, plus a sit-down dinner and elevated late-evening snacks crafted by 1618 On Location. She ROCKS the Triad, hosts its 5th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner at The Barn at Summerfield Farms from 6–11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. She ROCKS brings attention to ovarian cancer, funds research and helps patients undergoing treatment. The more dough you're willing to bid on prizes like pizza for a year, the more money goes toward this worthy cause. And if you don't win the silent auction prize of your dreams, don't sweat it. Or do — on the dance floor as you sway to the sounds of U.B.U. before you bid the evening adieu.



It's kind of a big-dilla

Say cheese! From 8:30–11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will have you flippin' for its Sunshine Quesadilla Breakfast Fundraiser. Your $8 ticket — which goes to support five local food security programs — dishes you a tortilla stuffed with more goodies than a pumpkin bucket at the end of Halloween night. Massey Creek Farm scrambled eggs, Neese's sausage crumbles, Goat Lady Dairy cheese and condiments by N.C. maker Cottage Lane come together to bring a flavor fiesta to your mouth. Let your side eye land on Leonard's Orchards sliced apples plus Granolicious orange pecan granola crumbles. Wash it down by drinking in the Sunshine — or bottled water. Just in quesadilla that isn't enough, local singer-songwriter Doug Baker will be there a-strumming. 

If it's ferment to be, it'll be

Can you believe this? From 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday, Sept. 7, the N.C. Cooperative Extension launches a 4-part series on fermentation canning at the Trotter Active Adult Center.

There's a festival for that

This weekend, hop across the Triad from fest to fair and fair to fest. There's something for everyone!

  • If you're looking for a folk buddy, look no further. We're DTF (down to folk — and funk) and will happily stage hop at the N.C. Folk Festival, Sept. 9–11. Don't miss George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic on Saturday.
  • If you're into cycling — as in biking — and live music, hit up the Winston-Salem Gears & Guitars, September 9–11. The only cycling we do to music is through our 90s throwback playlist, featuring a few of the G&G performers: Tonic, Better Than Ezra and Cowboy Mouth.
  • Sometimes we balloon from eating too many salty fries, and other times we do it at the ALCOVETS Balloon Festival, happening in Burlington, Sept. 9–11. Meet pilots, ridet in hot air balloons or just soak in the sights. Safely. From the ground.
  • Fair thee well at the Central Carolina Fair Sept. 9–11 & 14–18 at the Grensboro Coliseum. Feast your eyes on the dazzling attractions, whirl around the rides, play games and stuff your belly with all five food groups: corn dogs, candy apples, funnel cakes, turkey legs and sausages.

It's just a stage

Can your child play an instrument or hold their own on stage? Let 'em show off those skills. (Note: Stage moms & dads need not apply.) 

  • Sept. 6–7, book an audition spot for your kiddos, ages 7–15, for The Invisible Dragon. Whatever the outcome, just role with it.
  • Schedule an audition appointment on Sept. 16–18 for your child's chance to be a member of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra. Kids just wanna play!



Our fav Art is Linkletter

Wherefore art thou? From 1–5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1206 W. Cornwallis Drive, impressionistic oil painter C.P. Logan opens her studio and garden for all to browse and shop hundreds of original pieces of student art.

"Up, pup, pup at Scup" — Dr. Seuss-ish

At 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, three N.C. poets will be at Scuppernong Books for a little rhyme and reason session. Plus, be sure to book your calendar with its other weekly happenings.

We soiled our plants

Swap it like it's hot — but well-watered — at the Fall Plant Swap from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at Glenwood Branch Library. 

Gone country?

if you're lookin' for a "Good TIme," find it at the Greensboro Coliseum at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, when Alan Jackson makes his Last Call.

We remember

At 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, the City of Greensboro invites you to honor public safety personnel who perished at the World Trade Center on 9/11 by climbing 73 flights of stairs, representing the highest level the NYC firefighters reached. 

Along for the pride

Ain't no party like a pre-pride party:

  • Guilford Green Foundation invites you to meet up with local LGBTQ members at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at Oden Brewing. Grab a bite from the Empanada Grill food truck, featuring Dessert Du Jour pride flag cookies — so you can truly taste the rainbow.
  • Drag yourself over to Boxcar Bar + Arcade from 8 p.m.–midnight, Saturday, Sept. 10, for an epic pre-party pride party including live music and games like musical chairs and "Dress-a-Drag."

Give it away, give it away now!

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, President George W. Bush and Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham launch the 2022-23 Wake Forest University Face to Face Speaker Forum and you could be there. They'll be discussing politics, arts, culture and maybe even touch on how to dance in your seat. If you'd like to win two tickets to hear from these incredible men, reply to this email and tell us your fav G. Dub moment.

This muffin top is history!

Beginning Sept. 7, the Bryan YMCA hosts free pop-up fitness classes at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Historic Magnolia House. That's one way to sweat to the oldies!

Cat, cow . . . squirrel!

Get your pigeon pose ready because yoga in the park is happening! The YMCA of Greensboro is walking its downward dog over to Country Park from 6–7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

All up in your bees-ness

Oh honey, didn't you know? September is National Honey Month and here in Greensboro, two UNCG alums are making the world a more bee-tiful place. Because happy bees make sweeter honey. (Not a scientific fact, but we're, like, 99% sure.) Read what the buzz is all about here.

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