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Ongoing Events Greensboro at 1:45 p.m. Free public parking available along the street or in the nearby Bellemeade parking deck. Tour runs rain or shine.

Indiana Bones & Survival Science Spectacular at Natural Science Center of Greensboro Free public shows during weekends and Guilford County School Holidays during the school year. Indiana Bones shows how putting the knowledge of science to work has gotten him out of some pretty tough jams and has helped to save his live. Learn how Indy was able to cross quicksand, survive dropping from the top of a towering bridge and an attack by his archenemy in a deadly helicopter. This show is an exciting story told through fun and interactive demonstrations. Information: Photograph by ZMII

Stickworks at Guilford College Acclaimed environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty’s monumental, site-specific, sapling sculpture at Guilford College, titled, “Disorderly Conduct.” Located in the center of the College Quadrangle, visitors are invited to walk through the maze of fifteen cylindrical architectural forms. Information: Terry Hammond at (336) 316-2438 or

Fitness By The Fountain at Center City Park Mondays & Wednesdays. 6 - 7 p.m. Bring yourself, a friend (and a water bottle!) to the fountain at Center City Park for free, fun fitness. No prior experience is needed for any class. Shape up with yoga, belly dancing, African dance and more. Full schedule:

Voices Of A City at Greensboro Historical Museum “What would a city say if it could speak?” asked the writer O. Henry. Discover what Greensboro’s generations have to say about the place, its people and events through Voices of a City: Greensboro North Carolina, new interpretations from more than 300 years of local history in an 8,000 square-foot, highly interactive exhibit. Exhibit runs through Jan 1, 2012. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave. Information: (336) 373-2204 or

Growing Up Green at Greensboro Children’s Museum

Improv Comedy @ The Idiot Box Monthly Book Discussion at Greensboro Central Library Central Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Contact Carole CampbellBrown at (336) 433-7260 for this month’s title and details. Greensboro Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Information: (336) 373-2471.

Nightmares Around Elm Street Fridays, Saturdays & Full Moons 8 p.m. Carolina History & Haunts is a 90-minute historical candlelit ghost walking tour of Downtown Greensboro. Listen to the history and ghost stories for this historic city while being led through the downtown streets guided by the eerie glow of candlelight. Open Year-Round. Cost: $15/adults; $13/children 8-12. Children 7 and under are free. Group rates and online discounts available. Inquire for schedule. Information: information

Downtown Greensboro Walking Tour

Current/Upcoming Gallery Exhibits at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Through August 7: Encore!: Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection. During the early 1700s in Japan, a new form of artistic expression known as “ukiyo-e” or “floating world pictures” developed, which depicted the escapist and ephemeral pleasures offered at the time by the entertainment districts of the cities of Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Osaka.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Edible Garden at the Greensboro Children’s Museum for “Growing Up Green.” Activities are aimed at 3-10 year old guests and their families. Programming varies from week to week and may include garden lessons, small craft activities, scavenger hunts, stories, and other seasonal activities. Located at 220 N. Church Street. Information: (336) 574-2898.

Through August 7: Persian and Indian Miniatures. Appearing sometime between the 10th and 12th century, Persian and Indian miniature paintings hold a special place in the history of art. Similar to Western illuminated manuscripts, they were first etched on palm leaves and used as illustrations to manuscript texts. Saturdays. 2 - 5:15 p.m. Modern culture and incredible food intertwine with over 200 years of history on this guided tour of downtown. Wear comfortable shoes; tour features about 3 miles of walking. Tickets and registration: Meet in front of Undercurrent Restaurant, 327 Battleground Avenue,

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Fridays & Saturdays. 10 p.m. Made popular by ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” improv comedy involves actors creating scenes on-the-spot and building upon the ideas of others. Although the description is dry, the result is almost always funny. Every performance is based on suggestions given by the audience; every show is one-of-akind. Saturdays. 8 p.m. Improv comedy kept clean. Bring the whole family along for the fun. Information: steve@ Reservations: (336) 274-BOXX

Through August 21: Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008. This is the first major survey exhibition of paintings by the British-born, Yale-educated painter Rackstraw Downes (b. 1939), who divides his time between New August/September 2011

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