September 5&6.:Noon-6 p.m. Crafts in the Grove: A Festival of the Arts is taking place at Grove Winnery & vineyards. Come enjoy a weekend of fine Arts & Crafts displayed by mor than 20 of the area’s top artisans. Admission is free. Visit for more information.

Mondays & Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Oil and Acrylic

Painting for Beginners to Intermediate. Six consecutive structured sessions to build skill in depicting 3D form in space and light. Work from still life and photographic references. Classes taught by area artist Jack Stone schedules, supply list, fee and registration contact Jack at 336.375.7568 or (600 N. Church Street GSO)

Mondays: 7-9 p.m. Painting classes (Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic) Red Door Studio/Gallery for hours. 336.288.5415 (3631 Redfield Drive GSO)

Tuesdays: 9:30-noon and 6:30-9 p.m. Painting classes (all media) Red Door Studio/Gallery (3631 Redfield Drive GSO) Call for hours. 336.288.5415 book it! email

First Fridays: Lyndon Street Artworks and Artworks Collective Gallery 205 Lyndon St., Greensboro, 336.370.0025, Mon-Sat, 9-5 p.m. Featuring over forty local artists’ working studios that are open to the public. Go to for directions or for more information. Join us on the First Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. during our extended hours, and keep an eye out for a variety of other special events going on at Lyndon Street Artworks. (July 3)

Sundays: 1-6 p.m. Mad Platter Sundays. Bring your entire family for discounts and lots of pottery painting fun. 336.540.9823 (2921-A Battleground Ave. GSO)

food & drink

Farm Fresh Fridays at Laurel Gray Vineyards the 3rd Friday of every month until October. This is a reservations only event beginning at 5pm and lasting until 7 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. Each guest will receive a glass of Laurel Gray wine paired with appetizers made from fresh organically grown herbs and vegetables as well as other local products. In addition, a guided tour of the vineyards and herb gardens will be offered. Gourmet Growers will provide fresh produce grown at Laurel Gray Vineyards. Herbs and vegetables will be available to purchase. For more info call 336.468.9463. (5726 Old US Hwy 421 West – Hamptonville)


Sept ember 3: Winston Salem Jaycees are holding their Annual Concert to Benefit Burn Victims at the Garage in Winston Salem. The Proceeds all go to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill. This is the 9th year the even will be held and we look forward to seeing you there! Call 336.761.0711 or email

September 6: 4 p.m. NC Battle of the Bands to be held at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www. for more information.

September 7: 5-8 p.m. Party Down with Richard Petty at Fesival Park for Labor Day. Easter n Music Festival and Victory Junction will collaborate and feature Richard Petty in order to raise money for Victory Junction Gang Camp. Kids 6 and under are FREE; ticketss are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Family 4-packs are $30. All tickets and packages can be purchased by calling Triad Stage at 336.272.0160. A VIP Barbeque dinner will be held at 4p.m. at the new AVENUE restaurant and bar in Downtown Greensboro. Tickets are $75/person and can be purchased through the Triad Stage Box Office.

Sept ember 9- 13: Trinumeral 9 Music & Arts Festival. Performances by Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer, Conspiritor, The Glitch Mob, RJD2, Pretty Lights, and many more! Held at the Deerfield Music Park., Asheville, NC. Visit for more details.

September 11: 7:30 p.m. Lucy Wainwright Roche

with Jocelyn Arem! Local songwriter sets the scene and will be kicking off a series concerts for The ArtCenter being held at the University Mall in Chapel Hill $13, $11 ArtsCenter Members . Visit

September 12: 8 p.m. Missy Raines & The New Hip performing at Triad Acoustic Stage. Tickets are $20 in advance. Limited Seating. Email or call 336.643.8643. 220 S. Elm St. Parking at the City Parking Garage on the corner of Washington & Greene street.

September 13: 2-4:30 p.m. Lyn Koonce, along with local percussionist Raymond Brooks, to perform at Hanover Park Vineyard. Enjoy wine tastings, tours, and live music. Visit or call 336.689.0233 for more information.

September 13, 20, & 27: 2-6 p.m. : Preservation Greensboro presents second annual Bluegrass @ Blandwood series. Music will be performed on the lawn of the Blandwood Mansion, 447 W. Washington Street in Downtown Greensboro. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Visit www. or call 336.272.5003 for more information.

Come out for Open Mic every Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Karaoke every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Only at Ham’s at 201 N. Smyres Place, Greensboro. Call 336.272.6721 for more info.

Mondays: 7-9:30 p.m. – Women ages 16 meet at First Presbyterian Church of Kernersville to enjoy a four-part acapella harmony as a part of the Golden Triad Chorus. For details call 336.996.3251 or visit Guests are always welcome!

Wednesdays: Tunes @ Noon. Bring your lunch to Center City Park Wednesdays from Noon-1:30 p.m. and listen to these local musicians: Joshua West (9/2).

High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association has open bluegrass jams every Wednesday. The 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday at the Cultural Arts Center (200 N.Davie St) in the rehearsal room from 7-10 p.m. On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at icoffee in Summerfield (intersection of 150 W & Lake Brandt Road) from

7-9 p.m. For more information visit

Fridays: Coffee at The Summit is looking for localtalent for its Friday night open mic. If you have or know of someonewho has talent ex. comedy, spoken word, musical talent, etc., pleasecontact us at Coffee at The Summit. We can be reached at 336.275.0642or 336.965.1548.


September 7: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fitness by the Fountain@ Center City Park. African Dance with Wesley Williams. Beginners arewelcome. Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move it. For moreinformation, visit

September 11: 9 p.m. Join us at Artistika for Burlesk!Bak2skoo: Career Daze. The event will be featuring dazzlingdisciplinary performances by wellknown local and traveling magicians,musicians, and burlesque artists that are sure to teach you a thing ortwo! Call 336.271.2686 for more information!

Mondays: 7-8 p.m. Belly Dance Technique. Lewis

RecreationCenter, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro. For all levels. Great forbeginners, but also good for experienced dancers who want to polish upon basics and learn new steps and combinations. Use of props – veilsand cymbals, graceful arms, shimmies and more. Performance opportunitesfor the more advance. $38 for 8 weeks. Ongoing. Also 8:15-9 p.m.Choreography. Learn routines and the use of more props such as sword,cane, drum, candles, tambourine and more. Perform in a troupe for thepublic. $30 for 8 weeks. Ongoing. Call 336.379.1712 or 336.455.5977.

September 15-December 16: Royal Expressions Schoolof Dance Adult Dance Series. Come experience dance and all the benefitsof it. Offering ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes for all skilllevels on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Cost $10 per class or 10 Class Passis $70. Students with college ID receive 50% off. Visit for the class schedule. Contact Princess at for more information. 930-A S Chapman St in CFBG Building beside Music Barn.

Tuesday: 7-8 p.m. Belly dance class at Wanek Medical

Center,6 North Pointe Court, Greensboro. Let belly dance, a timeless dance,move you. Join us for a hip and fun introduction to this amazing dancewhile burning major calories. All fitness levels. $35 per session offour classes, $10 per class Call Sueli for more information at336.965.4572.

The Piedmont Swing Dance Society holds two danceseach month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. On the 2ndSaturday we’re at the Vintage Theatre in Winston-Salem, and on the 4thSaturday we’re at the Oriental Shrine Club on High Point Road. We offera free lesson at 7:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 8:30. Dance for $10if you’re not a member, or $8 for members for students.

new age

September 3rd-5th: 2009 Compassion Teaching Tourwith Yogi Lama Gursam. This event will be held at the Unicorn Shoppeand is sponsored by the Wisnton-Salem Bodhichitta Foundation. For moreinformation, visit or call 336.306.5735. (607 Walnut Street, W-S)

Wednesdays: 2-6 p.m. Community Healing Clinic atThe Seed of Light Healing Center. Healing clinic offers most of ourenergy modalities at a reduced rate, for those in the community whowant services but can’t afford the whole price. Pricing starts at $15& is on a sliding scale basis. For more info call 336.833.6932 (305N. Edgeworth St, Suite A GSO)


September 3: 6:30 & 7:30p.m. The Open Dream Ensembleto premiere. A professional multi-disciplinary children’s theatre groupwill premiere two new oritignal plays at the Stevens Center. Both showsare free and open t the public. Dream Machines: The Impossible Happenswill be performed at 6:30 p.m. and Peril on the Red Planet will beperformed at 7:30 p.m. Visit or call 336.782.7837 for more information.

September 6-27: Triad Stage presents Picnic. Asummer romance written by William Inge, directed by Preston Lane.Performed at the Pyrle Theater. 232 South Elm Street, GSO. For tickets& showtimes, call 336.272.0160 or visit

Announcing Playhouse Acting Program for Pre-K through12 grade. The Children’s Theatre of Winston- Salem and Twin City Stagewill be holding classes and shows. Fall session lasts Sept 14th – Nov6th, Winter Session will be Jan 11th – March 5th, and Spring Sessionwill be helpd March 8th – April 23rd. For more information contactJeana Whitaker at 336.748-0857 x.204 or email

Free Acting Classes! The Community Out-reach Centerof the Arts (C.O.C.O.A.) is holding Free Acting Classes at The WindsorRecreation Center. 1601 E. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Classeswill be on a ongoing basis and will meet Saturday mornings (11-12:30p.m.) There is a $5 registration fee and scholarshipsare available for those in need. Register @ the Windsor RecreationCenter Today! For more information, contact Charlene Duncan @336.681.8980 (leave message) Seating is Limited!

kids & teens

Sept ember 14: 7 p.m.: A Storyteller, a Malaprop Moose,and a Night of Fun at UNCG. Maynard and Clafin, a writer, singer, andstoryteller, will perform in the Elliott University Center on theCampus of UNCG. The event is free and open to the public. For detailscontact Barry Miller at 336.256.0112 or

Wednesdays: SciWorks. “Science Storybook.” Gatheraround as we read a popular children’s book and then make a craft basedon the story. Science Storybook takes place each Wednesday at SciWorks.Designed for preschoolers. We request that children be accompanied byadult guardian. Free with paid museum admission. 400 West Hanes MillRoad. For more information: 336.767.6730.

leagues & clubs

Tuesdays – Thursdays: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Series 7 Poker League at Zion. Lots of fun and great food. Call Zion bar & grill for more info 336. 834.1899 (5601 Roanne

Tuesday: 6 p.m. The Twin City Cribbage Club meets atPolo Recreation Center. Ages 10-100 welcome, free play, dues uponmembership, 9-games, tournament style & 2-player cribbage. For moreinformation 336.887.9704 or (1850 Polo Road W-S).


September 12: 8 p.m. US Open Tennis in the Ballpark.USTA NC and WFMY News 2 present US Open Tennis at the GreensboroGrasshoppers NewBridge Bank Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. for a pre-matchcarnival. Then at 8 p.m., throw down a blanket in the outfield or graba seat in the stands and cheer on the Women’s Final. For tickets andinformation, visit or call 336.852.8577.

September 11- December 11: The Greensboro ChineseAssociation will offer a Beginner Taiji Class. Classes meat on Fridaysfrom 7:15-8:15pm at the Glenwood Recreation Centr on 2010 ColiseumDrive in Greensboro. Taiji Exercise is known to promote general healththrough proper breathing practice and relaxation. There is an $80 fee.For more information call Mei-Lin Yu at 336.288.8077.

Saturdays and Sundays: Hiking, kayaking, andsocializing with the Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club. A volunteernonprofit group having a good time in the Triad area, since 1982. Formore information check out


All-a-flutter Butterfly Farm. 7850 Clinard Farms Rd.,High Point. View monarch butterflies up close. Family Days Saturday 10a.m. Tour includes a presentation and monarch butterfly viewing.Children $4, Adults $5. Questions 336.454.5651.

September 3: 8 p.m. Join us at the Garagefor “Band Aid for Burn Victims”. The Garage is located on 110 West 7thStreet in Winston Salem. Call 336.777.1127 for more information.

September 5 – 6: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. American Gem Expo. Held at the Bolton H&G Building. Visit www. for more information.

September 5: 2- 4 p.m. Book Signing with Steven R.Feldman, M.D., Ph.D for book titled “Compartments: How the Brightest,Best Trained, and Most Caring People Can Make Judgements that areCompletely and Utterly Wrong”. The signing will be held at Pages Books& Coffee Cafe (235 North Main St. Mt.Airy). Call 336.789.3363 formore information.

September 11: Wake Forest University School ofMedicine will be hosting a “lunch & learn” event at the StichtAuditorium. The topic of thsi even is “New Proespective treatmentoptions for Alzheimer’s Disease. The even is free but please RSVP(required due to limited space) by calling 877.307.8839. Also

September 11-20: Chic Chateau, the Triad’s firstConsignment Design Showhouse, debuts in Greensboro. Profits willbenefit four local non-profit organizations. It is located off of NewGarden Road at Stratton Hills Dr and is open Fri & Sat 10 a.m.- 6p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p..m. Tickeets are $5 in advance, $7 at the doorand donations of canned goods are also accepted. More information canbe found at

September 1 – October 4. Celebrating Shakespeare,a mini exhibit of Shakespeare dolls, will be on display at the Doll& Miniature Museum of High Point, 101 West Green Drive. The exhibitincludes William Shakespeare, Bottom, Hamlet, Othello and Falstaff.

Hours are 10 a.m. – 4p.m.Tuesday-Saturdays, and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 foradults, $4 for Seniors and students 16 and older, $2.50 for age 6 -15,free for age 5 and under.