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Aerial adventure: Sky Wild ropes course fun for the entire family

By Kaitlyn Parham
Times-News correspondent

GREENSBORO — An exhilarating treetop adventure awaits you at the Greensboro Science Center.
Sky Wild ropes course opened in early 2015.


Sky Wild ropes course at the Greensboro Science Center is a fun adventure for the whole family. [Kaitlyn Parham / Times-News correspondent

The experience begins with a quick and productive safety  course. All individuals must complete “Ground School,”  a lowered version of the course that helps them become  familiar with the equipment and rules.
Sky Wild offers  three different levels of challenge, including two  beginner courses, two intermediate courses and two advanced courses. Once trained and prepared,  individuals can decide where they wish to start their  treetop adventure.
Throughout these different levels, individuals navigate numerous aerial challenges, including crawling, climbing, swinging, sliding and even zip lining. These exciting activities reach heights over 40 feet and provide participants with an overhead and exclusive view of the maned wolves and tiger exhibit, giving the experience a new level of stimulation.
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A haven for herbs: Teaching garden contains medicinal herbs & trees

By Chandler Holland
Times-News correspondent


Jiaogulan is a "balancing" plant. [Chandler Holland / Times-News correspondent

   Did you know plantain, violets, dandelion and Creeping  Charlie are far more than common weeds in your pretty  lawn? These are just a few of the many plants our great  grandmothers knew how to use — both as culinary  accents and medicinal herbs.
In the southern part of Alamance County, near Eli  Whitney, Herb Haven has revived this lost art with its  teaching garden containing more than 70 medicinal  herbs and trees lovingly tended by Suki Roth.
Roth, steward of Herb Haven, is a community herbal  practitioner, educator, plant guide and herbal medicine  consultant. She became interested in herbs because she  “was curious as to why we had lost the art of self-care,  our power to stay vital and balanced.”
Over the last two decades, she has studied the use of  plants as medicinal foods, teas, and tinctures, and read more…

Things To Do (week of July 17, 2017)


Studio 1 Theater presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. $13. Tickets are available at the door or online at
Mark Sumner’s “Pathway To Freedom”: 8 p.m. Friday, Wilson Amphitheater, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Road, Snow Camp. To purchase tickets, call 336-376-6948 or visit For more details, visit
Sing-a-long with Grease: 8 p.m. Saturday, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary. $15 for adults in advance and $20 the day of the show and $7 for children in advance and $10 the day of the show. or 800-514-3849.

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