Sonia Manzano, “Multi-Racial Latinos & the Civil Rights Movement”

Tuesday, January 14
McCrary Theatre, 6 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address

For more than 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Throughout her career, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television, and she continues to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage and in the educational realm. A first-generation American of Latin descent, she overcame countless obstacles at become one of the most influential Latinas on television. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning December 2 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For ticket information, call (336) 278-5610.


Tectonic Plates – Alamance County’s Science Café: Electronic cigarettes – more than smoke and mirrors

Tuesday, January 14
Fat Frogg Bar & Grill, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). In January, Mary Gillett, Regional Tobacco Prevention Manager for Guilford County Public Health will speak on electronic cigarettes.


Department of Performing Arts presents “The Wolves” – written by Sarah DeLappe

Saturday – Wednesday, January 18-22
Tuesday-Saturday, February 4-8
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, Jan.18, 20, 21, 22 and Feb. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 19 and Feb. 8 at 2p.m.

Directed by Kim Shively

After multiple successful off-Broadway runs, “The Wolves,” an exciting new play by Sarah DeLappe, comes to Elon! This fresh and raucous script chronicles one season of a girls’ indoor soccer team. The team warms-up and dribbles while dealing with the cut-throat, competitive world of high school sports. As the teens straddle the unsteady terrain between adolescence and adulthood, they struggle and sweat their way through this funny and poignant 90-minute play.  Adult language and themes. Not recommended for audiences under 13. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning January 11 at elonperformingarts.com or the Roberts Studio Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650.