Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (June 20-26, 2013)
THE ARTS SPLASH series of outdoor summer concerts sponsored by High Point Area Arts Council opens 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday with a performance by Eric & The Chill Tones (beach music) at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Arts Partner, which will provide information on its community services, is High Point Parks and Recreation Department. Admission is free. Concertgoers may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. If there is a threat of rain, call 889-2787 after 4 p.m. Sunday to get the latest update on the event.
THE SUMMER PROGRAM for children at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., features the following events, all free and at the library Storyroom unless otherwise indicated:
• “Pint Size Polkas,” with accordion player Uncle Mike playing kids’ classics — 3 and 6:30 p.m. today;
• Crafts for Younger Kids (age 4-8) — 3 p.m. Friday (registration required; 883-3666);
• Bookworms (age 1 year) story time —10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Time 4 Twos (age 2 years) story time — 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• Family story time — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday;
• Preschool (age 3-5 years) story time — 2 p.m. Wednesday.
For information, call 883-3666.
HERP Project comes to the Archdale Public Library, 10433 S. Main St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The HERP (Herpetology Education in Rural Spaces) project is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Herpetology is the study of reptiles, and program participants may hold a turtle, salamander or snake. Lacey Huffling, a UNCG educator, will help young people explore the world of amphibians and reptiles. Free
A CULINARY program for teens will be held 6-7:30 tonight at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The program for teens about growing, buying and preparing food is by professional chef N’gai Dickerson. He will discuss and demonstrate how to prepare healthy snacks and meals for the family. Free
THE HIGH POINT MUSEUM, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., sponsors the following programs:
• “Early American Dancing and Courtship Rituals,” the opportunity to try popular country dances of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, learn about courtship rituals and make a fan to take home — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; $1 per fan;
• Youth diddly bo workshop, instruction on building (to take home) the one-stringed traditional roots instrument known as the “diddly-bo” and playing it; led by local luthier Bob “Madurobob” Johnson, who will provide all the materials; basic instruction on playing techniques and performing a few songs by local musician Justin Johnson — 1-3 p.m. Saturday; $30, includes an instrument to take home and sheet music; registration required by calling 885-1859 or online at www.highpointmuseum/store
THIRD THURSDAYS continues tonight at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the band Cufflinx (rhythm and blues, Top 40, Motown) plays 5:30-8 p.m. A cash bar and cash buffet will be available. Cover charge is $10