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by Brian Clarey

Fri., Nov 26



Legitimate Business; 1317 Grove St., Greensboro; 10 a.m.; FREE

Stick it to the man on Black Friday by hitting the Really Really Free Market, a sort of swap meet that turns the notion of holiday consumption on its ear. Bring all the crap in your house you don’t want; leave with someone else’s crap. You know what they say, friends: One man’s trash….

Wed., Nov 24

RIDE FOR COURAGE POLAR BEAR TATTOO CAMPAIGN Tattoo Archive; 618 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.760.9983;; noon Tattoo Archive hosts the Ride For Courage polar bear tattoo fundraiser; top by and get your polar bear tattoo and 25 percent of the cost will go to Cancer Services — or get a free temporary tattoo to show your support. The fundraiser runs through Dec. 31.

Thurs., Nov 25

THANKSGIVING DAY All across the land You know the drill: cooking, turkey, football, pie and then maybe a little nap on the couch. Technically we’re celebrating the first feast between the Pilgrims and Native Americans back in the Plymouth Colony days, but in reality we’re just gorging ourselves on food, family and shopping in what has become the big warm-up for Christmas.

Sat., Nov 27

GREEN SATURDAYS Downtown Greensboro; downtownindecember. org; 9 a.m.; FREE Downtown Greensboro Inc. brings Green Saturdays, showcasing the down- town holiday shopping experience, with today as the inaugural event. Every Saturday until Christmas, downtown shops like Jules Antiques, Just Be, Mary Contrary and Mack and Mack tout their wares with special programs for shoppers and free totes.

Sun., Nov 28

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TRAIN Denton FarmPark; 4259 Handy Road, Asheboro; 336.859.2755l; 5-9 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children, 4 and under FREE Ride the Coubntry Christmas Train every weekend until Christmas beginning today just south of Asheboro. The train runs through woods sparkling with Christmas lights, with a stop to watch a film about the Baby Jesus. There will be crafts and gifts at the General Store, activities for children and hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows.

Mon., Nov 29

UNCG VS NC A&T Greensboro Coliseum;; 7 p.m.; $16.35, $21.50 It’s the Aggies and the Spartans in the Battle for Greensboro tonight at the coliseum. It doesn’t matter what shade of the blue and gold you’re rocking tonight.

Tues., Nov 30

BILL CLINTON: EMBRACING OUR COMMON HUMANITY Greensboro Coliseum; www.; 800.745.3000; 6:30 p.m.; $59.25, $86 Ever seen a president before?

The Guilford College Bryan Series presents President Bill Clinton in a one-night stand Greensboro Coliseum. Since his presidency ended in 2000, Clinton has founded the William J. Clinton BILL Foundation and CLINTON the Clinton Global Initiative, addressing problems around the world.

Wed., Dec 1

GOING GREEN FROM THE GROUND UP Finch Chapel; Greensboro College; 6 p.m.; FREE After a tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kan., Mayor Bob Dixson put his city on 100 percent wind power and specified that all new government buildings be built to LEED platinum standards. Tonight he tells the audience at Greensboro College how it happened.