Bursting the Guilford Bubble: Fall Break in Greensboro

Fall break is an excellent time to get to know Greensboro while school isn’t in session.  In the spirit of community-building, we’ve compiled a short list of activities and events that can help spruce up your week.  If you’re interested in volunteering your time, the Get Connected page can help get you in touch with Greensboro non-profits.  

By Alex Lindberg
Photos by Meg Stern

Guilford College hosts an array of students from all over the States, many of whom don’t return home during fall break. This presents the conundrum of what to do over break, since most students are gone from campus and classes aren’t in session.  For those craving some excitement, Greensboro offers a plethora of activities and events that can keep boredom at bay.

To kick off fall break, check out the Greensboro Farmer’s Market on the corner of Yanceyville and LindsayStreet. It is open from 6am-12 pm every Saturday, and is a great place to pick up the food you will need to survive the break (especially if you are tired of living off Ramen and microwave popcorn).  Passionate about food and looking to get your hands dirty?  Check out this community garden listing and spend some time outdoors.

If you are looking for new decorations for your room, the Greensboro Coliseum is hosting their Super Flea Market on the first Saturday and Sunday of break.  The Super Flea Market will feature new and used merchandise, collectibles, antiques, crafts, antique and new jewelry, home decor, glassware, clothing, furniture, and much more.  If you’re not interested in spending money, it’s also a great place to wander.  Doors open at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

If you are feeling adventurous and have $5 to spare, you can take a tour of the Elsewhere museum, a three-floor “living museum.”  Unlike typical art exhibits, you are allowed to play and mess with this collection.

On Wednesday the 17th, Studio 5 will be hosting an hour-long Zumba party in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The session is free, and all donations go to the fight against Breast Cancer. The Zumbathon starts at 6:30pm at Level 5 Studios on Battleground Ave.

The Latino Coalition of Randolph Country will be throwing a celebration for the Latino Festival Dia de la Raza. There will be Latin American music, food, dancing and more. The celebration kicks off this Sunday at 2pm at the Bicentennial Park in Asheboro.

Have an interest in both music and art?  On Oct. 18, the Swiss band, ensemBle baBel, will be performing “One 4,” a score composed by American composer John Cage. The event starts at 7pm at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.  The Cultural Arts Center is another location that offers a variety of arts-centered organizations that feature everything from local artists to global art and music.

Finally, take the time to register to vote in Guilford County.

There are tons of fun activities going on all over Greensboro!  Use this week to break out of the infamous Guilford Bubble.

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