Greensboro College will hold a ghost tour of Main Building at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

The event, which is sponsored by the college’s History Club, is free and open to the public. It will begin in the Alumni Parlor on the first floor of Main Building. Refreshments will be served.

The tour will be led by two professional mediums, Jean Linville of Walkertown and the Rev. J. David Michaels of Asheboro.

Main Building and James Addison Jones Library long have been reputed by alumni to be haunted.

Cut-A-thon to benefit Alight Program

Progressions Salon & Spa is sponsoring a Cut-A-thon from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 to benefit Alight Program for the Cure.

The salon is at 2008 New Garden Road B in Greensboro.

A minimum donation of $20 is requested. Progressions Wig Boutique will offer 20-percent discounts on all wigs.

The salon hopes to raise more than $2,500.

Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 336-282-7692.

Police officer to

discuss identity theft

Officer B.J. Wingfield from the Greensboro Police Department will share safety tips at the Greensboro Newcomers Club’s upcoming general membership meeting, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 2105 W. Market St. in Greensboro. Light refreshments will be served.

Wingfield will focus on preventing identity theft and avoiding scams and personal information theft.

The meeting is open to members and prospective members.

For information, contact Jenny Kendall at 336-926-3596 or jennykendall@ymail.com. Also, visit greensboronewcomersclub@gmail.com.

Learn more about upcoming elections

The Greensboro College History Club will host a panel discussion on the importance of state legislative elections and the six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution on Oct. 25.

The discussion, from 12:05 to 1:15 p.m. in Lea Center on the first floor of Main Building, is free and open to the public. Panelists will be N.C. Sen. Gladys Robinson and N.C. Rep. Jon Hardister.

Information on the six proposed constitutional amendments is available at https://ballotpedia.org/North_Carolina_2018_ballot_measures.

Taste of the World Gala is Oct. 27

Jalloh’s Upright Services of North Carolina will hold an International Taste of the World Gala event at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Canterbury School, Berry Hall, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road in Greensboro.

The event, designed to bring awareness and raise funds for low income immigrants and refugees, will feature live cultural dances, international food dishes and international fashion designs.

For information, visit www.eventbrite.com or www.jus-nc.org.

Project Talent seeking follow-up surveys

In 1960, the students of Laughlin High School in Summerfield became part of the study Project Talent. They joined more than 400,000 teenagers from across the country, including 9,152 students from 36 schools in North Carolina.

According to a press release, “Project Talent presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted and included students from all walks of life and every racial and ethnic group.”

In mid-October, 58 years since the original study was launched, participants were sent a questionnaire and asked to take part in a follow-up study designed to learn how their lives have unfolded over the past five decades.

Members of Laughlin High School classes of 1960-1963 who were asked to participate in the 2018 study are strongly encouraged to complete the survey and share their experiences with researchers.

For information, call 1-877-770-6077, email projecttalentstudy@air.org or visit www.projecttalent.org.

Community members asked to share concerns

District One and the Pines Community will hold a Let’s Talk community meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Hemphill Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Road in Greensboro.

Greensboro City Council members will be on site to listen to community members as they share their concerns.

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