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Truliant’s Triad Picks for September

Contributed by: Heath Combs

September offers a variety of interesting, exciting and one-of-a-kind events for families to experience in and around the Triad. Here are some of the top offerings to consider:
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem
July 18 to Jan. 5

Furnished” presents more than 50 works by 15 contemporary artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. For this exhibit SECCA sought artists whose works examine the contemporary spirit of furniture, design and functional sculpture. There are themes of design, immersive environments, creative reuse, playfulness, furniture as sculpture and sculpture made of furniture.
Corn Husk Doll Making
High Point Museum
Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Discover how Native Americans and early Quaker settlers used natural items to make toys. Make a corn husk doll to take home. All ages welcome.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
 Sept. 8-29
Pyrle Theatre in Greensboro
Tickets $15 to $40

Triad Stage is performing Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” The play is set on the campus of a small, New England university. The play’s two married couples – George, Martha and Nick, Honey – experience a wide range of nightmare emotions that are fueled by alcohol.
Gibsonville Garden Railroad
200 East Main St. in Gibsonville
First Saturday of each month thru December, 9 a.m. to noon

The Gibsonville Railroad was founded in 1996 by Bobby Summers, a retired Freight Conductor on the Southern Railroad. The different train scenes cover North Carolina from Blowing Rock to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Laura Bush, Guilford College Bryan Series
Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Greensboro Coliseum

Tickets $65
Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States from 2001-09, is a champion for education, health care and human rights. She has traveled to more than 75 countries. She is the author of the bestselling memoir, “Spoken From The Heart,” and the bestselling children’s book, “Our Great Big Backyard.” Married to George W. Bush, she founded the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Gardening and Landscaping with Mushrooms
Sept. 12, noon to 1 p.m.
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville
$2 for Nonmembers

Ernie and Cathy Wheeler, owners of Borrowed Land Farm, will teach participants three different ways to add mushrooms to their gardens. Their farm in Surry County specializes in several varieties of mushrooms. They have been growing mushrooms for 11 years.
Women2Women Conversations Tour
Sept. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Greensboro College
Tickets $20.19

This open and candid conversation will be in an inclusive environment where women can talk freely about the issues of the day and what Washington can do to address them. The panel features Anne Beiler, Emily M. Dickens, Leigha Smith and Michelle Gethers Clark. It will be moderated by Sarah Chamberlain.
Fiesta 2019
Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Downtown Winston-Salem

The yearly celebration, sponsored by the Hispanic League, features authentic Latin food, arts & crafts, children’s area, dance competition, live Latin music, naturalization ceremony, parade of flags and much more.
Lewis & Tolkien, Of Wardrobes & Rings
Sept. 26-29
Odeon Theatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Tickets $50

Playwright David Payne unpacks the friendship between fantasy trailblazers C.S. Lewis (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) and J.R.R. Tolkien (“The Lord of the Rings”). The play joins “Jack” and “Tollers” at Oxford’s historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit that is laced with thawing humor, confession and reconciliation.
USA BMX Gold Cup Regional Championship for the Southeast
Sept. 27-29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tanglewood BMX Course in Clemmons
Parking $10 a day, $25 for weekend

This is off-road bicycle racing at its best. The sprint races feature a starting gate, up to eight racers and a groomed, serpentine, dirt racecourse that includes numerous jumps.

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