April 14. 6:30 p.m. Spoken Word & Art– Making at Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 West Vandalia Rd., Greensboro. In celebration of National Poetry Month and “Existed:

Leonardo Drew” exhibition. Bring your best poem, share with others and afterwards create art from found objects. Free, open to all ages. For details call 373-2925.

April 14-16. 6:30 p.m. Opening reception. A community art installation, “Unbound: Celebrating Emotional Liberation.” Eisenberg Social Hall of Hanes Student Commons on the UNCSA campus, 1533 S. Main St., Winston- Salem. To showcase the stories of people transcending labels and reclaiming their lives. For more information visit

April 16. 7:30 p.m. Art Party. CFBG, 928 S. Chapman St., Greensboro. Photography, portraiture, and paintings being both sold and experienced while tunes delight throughout the night. For more information e-mail Jess Loer at

April 15. 5:00 p.m. UNCG Art Department Faculty & Guest Lecture Series: George Dimock, Art History. Weatherspoon Art Museum, Corner of Spring Garden & Tate St., Greensboro. For details visit art or call 334-5770.

April 18. 3:00 p.m. Marilyn Nelson Poetry. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave. Free poetry readings, workshops, poetry slams and more for adults & children during the month of April. For more information visit

Now through April 23. Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition. Center for Visual Arts, 2nd Floor of the Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Greensboro. A reception will be held on April 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Open to the public. For more information contact Gallery Curator, Kristy Thomas at 333-7485 or at

Now until April 30. The Writers Group of the Triad in central North Carolina: 2010 biennial awards contest for Poetry and Short Fiction. Prizes are $250 1st, $150 2nd, and $100 3rd in both categories. Entry fee $15, additional submissions $5. For complete guidelines go to

Now through May 1. Season passes are being sold for the 2010 Summer Art Series. Surry Arts Council. 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Passes are for events held at the

Cinema Theatre from May 1 through September 19. Cost $100, $125 after May 1. Children 12 and under are free for these events. Call 786-7998 or visit

Now through May 8. “Interpretations: Rams Create, the 18th Annual Senior Art Show.” Winston-Salem State University’s Diggs Gallery. Free and open to the public. For more information call 750-2458 or visit www.wssu. edu/diggs.

Now through May 9. Exhibition: “Existed, Leonardo Drew.” Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG. Corner of Spring Garden and Tate Streets. For more information call 334- 5770 or visit

Now through May 14. Exhibition: “Richard Ritter: 40 Years of Glass.” Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Also on exhibit: “Private Collections.” For more information call 333-7460 or visit www.

Now through June 27. “William Christenberry:

Photographs, 1961–2005.” Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem. For more information call 758-5150.

food & drink

April 15. 6:30 p.m. Wines from Down Under. The Undercurrent, 327 Battleground Ave., Greensboro. David Faulkner will present region specific imported wines from his Australia and New Zealand portfolio. $55/ person plus tax and gratuity. Reserve your spot at 370-1266.

April 17. 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival. Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, Cary. Over 200 wines, over 20 wineries, great live music and wonderful food and crafts. For tickets and more information visit www.uncorkthefun. com.

April 17. 5:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 109’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction. Guilford College United Methodist Church, 1205 Fleming Rd., Greensboro. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and under; tickets for the raffle are $5 each. For more information, please visit or call 337-5245.

April 17. 6:30 p.m. Western Guilford High School Band’s Second Annual Jazz Dinner, West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro.

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$8 children and will benefit the WGHS Band. For more information and for tickets contact Chuck Capps, at 316-5800, ext. 4515 or

April 21. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Ninth Annual Empty Bowls. Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. For a donation of $25 in advance or $30 at the door, guests enjoy a soup lunch, complete with salad, fresh bread, dessert and a drink, and get to choose a handcrafted bowl pottery designed and donated by area artists. Visit www.hungernwnc.

org for tickets and more information.

May 29. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 10th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival. Tanglewood Park, Clemmons. 40 wineries, arts, crafts, food and music featuring the Chairmen of the Board. For tickets and more information visit or call 733-5846.

June 14. 5:30-9:00 p.m. Taste: a Culinary Sampling & Silent Auction. Embassy Suites, Greensboro. Over 25 food & beverage booths from area restaurants, hotels, caterers and distributors. Live music. Tickets $35 through June 11. For tickets and more information visit


April 14. 7:30 p.m. The Wailin’ Jennys. Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro. The award-winning Canadian contemporary folk trio. Seats $25-$35 are available at the Greensboro Coliseum Advance Box Office, online at and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

April 16. 7:30 p.m. Saxophonist Lee Konitz with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band. Aycock Auditorium, UNCG. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. For tickets call 334-4849 or go to euc/boxoffice/tickets/.

April 17. The Fourth Annual “City of the Arts” Jazz Festival. Ronald Reagan High School, 3750 Transou Rd., Pfafftown. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at Separk Music Company, 636 West Fourth St., Winston- Salem, at Ronald Reagan High School, or by contacting Matt Liner at msliner@wsfcs.k12. or 703-6783.

April 17. 7:30 p.m. Bach, Beethoven & Brubeck, An Evening of Music. Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Rd., Greensboro. Free, donations accepted. Donations benefit Blood & Marrow Transplant and Leukemia & Hematology Research at WFU

286-4930 or visit

April 17. Nickelback in Concert. Greensboro

Coliseum. Tickets $45 and up and are

available at,, at the Coliseum box office and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information visit

April 17. 7:30 p.m. “Voice of the Blue Ridge.” Downtown Cinema Theatre, 142 N. Main St., Mount Airy. The Carolina Travelers present an evening of bluegrass music with special guests, the Round Peak Ramblers. Tickets are $7 and children 12 and under free. For more information contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

April 21. 7:30 p.m. Alice in Chains Concert. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. Tickets $45 and up and are available at the box office, and by phone at 1-800-745- 3000. For more information visit aliceinchains. com.

April 21. 7:30 p.m. “From Cabaret to Stage.” High Point University, Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available for students, faculty, staff and the general public by contacting the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center Box Office at 841-4673. For more information visit www.

April 21. Blues Foundation Keeping the Blues Alive winner Fruteland Jackson Visits. 12:16 & 1:48 p.m. Blues in the Schools. Northern Guilford High School, 7101 Spencer Dixon Rd., Greensboro. 4:30 p.m. Teacher Workshop. Greensboro Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St. For more information visit www.PiedmontBlues. org.


April 15-May 5. Dance Classes. Twisted Dance, 315 South Greene St,, Ste. 200, Greensboro. Cost $10 or less. Visit www. or call 303-8792 for more information.

April 16. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Piedmont Traid Singles: Spring Fling Dance/Party. George K’s, 2108 Cedar Fork Dr., Greensboro. DJ playing 70’s/80’s, beach music, top 40, swing music. Cash bar, door prizes, dress to impress, ladies choice dances. $10. For more information e-mail or visit

April 17. 5:00 p.m. Regional Championship Step Show. Dudley High School Gym, 1200

School and High School step teams from all over North Carolina. Tickets $6 advance, $8 day of show. For more information and tickets call 202-8561, 919-616-8694 or e-mail

Now through April 22. 7:30 p.m. World Dance Exchange presents Intro into Latin Dance. Greensboro Cultural Center, Studio 317, 200 N Davie St. 4/1-Latin Fusion, 4/8-Salsa, 4/15- Merengue, 4/22 Cumbia. No partner necessary. All 5 for only $24 or 1 class for $7.50. For information call 456-4149 or

April 26. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Men’s Only Beginner

Salsa Workshop. Fabio Camara Studios, 2007 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. Space is limited for quality instruction. This will cover core basics with emphasis on leading techniques. $18 in advance or $25 at door. Call 456-4159 or go to www.worlddanceexchange. com for details.

new age

Every Monday. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Meditation Techniques and Contemplative Practices. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro. Park opposite the church. For details call 379-1000.

Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga for All. Center for Holistic Healing, High Point. The practice of yoga benefits all people–regardless of age, size, or physical fitness. For more information and other class schedules call 841-4307 or visit


April 15-17. 8:00 p.m. April 18. 2:00 p.m. NC New Play Project “Crier Tuck.” Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St. Tickets $10. For more information call 272-0160.

April 16 & 17. 8:00 p.m. “Blue Window.” Sternberger Auditorium in Founders Hall, Guilford College campus. Tickets are free. Seating is limited and there is no late seating. For information call 316-2414.

Now through April 17. 7:30 p.m. April 18. 2:00 p.m. “South Pacific” Musical. Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in the Odell Building on the Greensboro College campus. Active duty and service members are free. Bring supplies for service member care packages. Admission $10 adults, $8 students/ seniors. For reservations and information call 217-7220.

Blackmon Amphitheatre and the Downtown Show and silent auction. Tickets $12 adults, School of Medicine. For more information call Lincoln St., Greensboro. Featuring Middle |

April 18. ArtsCenter Auditions. 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. Only 1 Audition for 3 Productions! Actors ages 10-adult. Contact Emily Ranii for an audition slot at theatre@ or 919-929-2787 ext. 221.

Now through May 2. “Ethel Waters: His Eye Is On the Sparrow.” Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. $10-$42. For showtimes, tickets and more information visit or call 272-0160 and 866-579-TIXX.

Saturdays. 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free Acting Classes! Windsor Recreation Center, 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro. $5 registration fee and scholarships are available for those in need. For more information, contact Charlene Duncan at 681-8980. Seating is limited!


Now showing. Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. For showtimes and tickets visit

Aperture Cinema, 311 West 4th St., Winston-Salem.

Now through April 25. River Run. For more information and show times call 722-8148 or visit

April 15-25. The 12th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem. Screening 100 plus films from 25 plus countries. Tickets and passes are now on sale at the Stevens Center box office, via or over the phone, 721-1945. For up-to-date information visit www.riverrunfilm. com or call 336-724-1502

First Thursday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Film Series, “Art Grind.” Krankies Werehouse, 211 East Third St., Winston-Salem.

This free series will present documentary and independent films that reflect upon the nature of art, music, creativity, ingenuity and the human spirit. For more information call Ellen Wallace at 397-2107 or visit www.secca. org and

kids & teens

Now through April 15. Registration for the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem’s 2010 Playhouse Summer Theatre Camp, “A Summer Of Castles And Dreams.” Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Dr. Register before April 15 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Space is limited! Please call Jeana Whitaker at 748-0857, ext. 204 before registering to check camp availability.

April 16. 3:30-4:45 p.m. Kid Krafters Club Workshop: Recycled Art Creatures. Green Hill Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Ages 7 and up. $3 members, $5 non-members. Registration required. Call Jaymie Meyer at 333-7460 ext. 109 or e-mail jaymie.meyer@

April 16. 6:30 p.m. American Heart Association

Program. Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. Heart healthy activities. No pre-registration necessary. For more information visit or call 574-2898.

April 17. Culture of Color. Greensboro Children’s

Museum, 220 N. Church St. Celebrating

the Montagnard Culture, the traditions, the history, and the art with special stories, activities, and programs. For more information visit or call 574-2898.

April 17. 1:00 p.m. NC Schools Got Talent Competition (rescheduled date). War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets $10 and are available at the box office, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

April 18. 3:00-5:00 p.m. “Masks of West Africa.”

Community Arts Sundays at ArtQuest, Green Hill Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Families will create their own clay masks. Guest storyteller. Admission: $2.50/ adult; $2.50/child; Green Hill members free. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by adults. For more information call 333-7460.

Mondays. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m .Red Yellow and Blue Mondays. Green Hill Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Art making fun for the little ones. $5 per adult, $5 per child. Green Hill members free. For more information visit

Mondays-Fridays. 2:30-6:00 p.m. After School Arts. 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Students in grades K-6 have an hour of study time and then learn about the artistic cultures of the world through projects and daily activities. $35/week. For more info call 373-5881 or e-mail

Tuesdays. 3:30 p.m. Culture of Color Program–Soil

Stories. Greensboro Children’s Museum. 220 N. Church St. Explore the richness of African American Culture through indoor garden activities. Make crafts with cotton, okra, and other vegetables, read stories, and design your own garden. For more information call 574-2898 or visit www.

Wednesdays. 3:30 p.m. Wee Little Kids on the Ball Program (ages 3-5 yrs). Greensboro Children’s Museum. 220 N. Church St. Get your kids moving in a fun way using kid-sized exercise balls! No pre-registration necessary. For more information call 574-2898 or visit

Thursdays. 3:30 p.m. Simply Story Time. Greensboro Children’s Museum. 220 N. Church St. Enjoy special story time in the Theater. For more information call 574-2898 or visit

Third Thursdays. 7:00 p.m. YouthSAFE Meeting. Green Bean, South Elm St., Greensboro. Teens, age 14 -18, gather each month to get to know and support each other, have fun and informally discuss topics of interest to LGBTIQ youth. For more information e-mail

leagues & clubs

April 14. 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join synerG for free informal social and professional networking at Mellow Mushroom, 609 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Free. For more information visit

April 16. 12:00 p.m. Women’s Council of Forsyth Medical Center Garden Party. Forsyth Country Club, 3101 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem. Seats are $50 per person with tables starting at $500. Seating is limited. For more information call 718-2101, e-mail or visit

Fourth Tuesday of every month. 11:00 a.m. Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club meetings. Starmount Forest Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Dr., Greensboro. Guests welcome. Optional lunch. For more information contact Libby Kendrick at 643-3066. April 27 speakers Bill Wright, County GOP Chair and Garth Reagan, Campaign Manager for Richard Burr.

Tuesdays, Now through April 20. Dinner 5:30-6:00 p.m. Workshops 6:00-8:00 p.m. Win-Win Resolutions, Inc. Family C.R.E.W. Program. Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Dr., High Point. Win-Win Resolutions is a non-profit organization dedicated to violence prevention. For more information contact Debra Vigliano at 230-1232.

Tuesdays. 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Series 7 Poker

League at Zion Bar & Grille, 5601 Roanne

Way, Greensboro. Lots of fun and great food.

Call 834-1899 for more information.

Fourth Tuesday of every month. Herbal Thyme Guild Meetings. Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Visitors welcome. For more infor call 685-9135 or visit %u2029

Thursdays. 1:30-4:30 p.m. The Mah Jongg Gamers. Leonard Recreation Center, Greensboro. Play, refresh your skills or learn Mah Jongg, American Style, using the National Mah Jongg League card. For details, call Ellen Muratori at 292 3754 or email First & Third Thursdays. 7:15-8:45 p.m. Sanctioned meetings by Eckhart Teachings. 406 State St., Greensboro. Meeting format: silent meditation and watching Eckhart Tolle DVD’s of talks and retreats. Cost: voluntary donations. For more information call the meeting facilitator, Randy, at 255-0221.

Fridays. 7:45-9:00 a.m. Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Meetings.

3150 N. Elm St. (upstairs in the BBT/REMAX building), Greensboro. For more information visit or contact Ann Hardee at 327-8440 or

Third Thursday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Photography Club. Downstairs classroom of the Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Please call or e-mail to be placed on the e-mail list for meeting information and topics: Robert Merritt at or Hobart Jones at, 710-0139.

The American Red Cross is accepting monetary

donations to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at

The American Cancer Society is now recruiting Relay Teams for the May 2010 High Point Relay For Life. This is a walking relay to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Organizations wishing to have a team and participate in this worthwhile event may do so by contacting Rich Guilliouma, Team Recruitment, High Point Relay For Life at 905-7954 or


April 16. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Roller Derby. Simkins Sports Pavilion, 1500 Dans Rd., Greensboro. April Showers Bring MAYHEM!

Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball. New-

Bridge Bank Park. For game times, tickets and more information visit www.gsohoppers. com.


April 14. 10:00 a.m. High Point Museum Guild Meeting: “Tracing Quaker Genealogy.” High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. For more information call 885-1859 or visit

April 14. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Holocaust Commemoration.

The Yeshua Project, Antioch Christian Church, 1432 Underwood Ave., Winston-Salem. A candlelight service and the reading of the names. Guest speakers: N.C. Representative Larry Womble & Faith Leaders in the Winston-Salem community. For more info visit

April 15. 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Basil & Beyond Herb Festival. Greek Orthodox Church, 800 Westride Rd., Greensboro. No admission cost. Cash & checks only for purchase of herbs. For more information visit April 15. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. How to Select and Care for Roses in our Area. Auditorium at the Agriculture Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. David Pike will speak. Space is limited, registration is advised. Call 375-5876 or e-mail pamela_marshall@ for reservation. $10.00 per person.

April 15. 5:00 p.m. UNCG’s Philosophy Department Presents ‘The Great Conversation’ Series: “Is Science Color-Blind? An Examination of the Shocking Conclusion of Science that Objects Lack Color, Taste, Smell,

Heat and Cold” with Dr. Josh Hoffman. UNCG Faculty Center. For more information call 334-5059.

April 15. 5:30 p.m. Guilford County’s Tax Day Tea Party. Governmental Plaza, Downtown Greensboro. Hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County. Inspiring guest speakers, family fun with patriotic face painting, voter registration, meet Conservative candidates, live music.

April 16. 12:00-8:00 p.m. April 17. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Slane & Slane Spring Trunk Show. Schiffman’s Jewlers, Friendly Shopping Center, Greensboro. For more information or to make an appointment for a private showing e-mail John Vrehas:

April 20. 7:00 p.m. Betty Shamieh readings from her off-Broadway plays “The Black Eyed” and “Chocolate in Heat: Growing up Arab in America.” Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium, Guilford College campus, Greensboro. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of English Diya Abdo at 316-2214.

April 17. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pine Hall Brick’s 15th Annual Yard Sale and Patio Installation Demonstration, 5591 Garden Village Way, just off Old Oak Ridge Rd., Greensboro. Bring a picuture of your landscape on a memory card, a CD or in your camera (don’t forget your USB cable), and Earth Graphics will do a free 30-minute consultation. Sign up by calling 665-1771. Register for door prizes, including free brick pavers and a steak dinner.

April 17. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. April 18. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wool Carding & Spinning Demonstration. High Point Museum. Try your hand at carding wool and then watch a costumed interpreter spin it into thread. All ages welcome. Free, drop-in. For more information call 885-1859 or visit

April 17. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Charles Rodenbough, author of numerous articles and books about North Carolina history will debut at a special reading and discussion at the David and Rachel Caldwell Historical Center, 3211 W. Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro. Free and open to the public. Call 373-3681 for more information.

April 17. 2:00 p.m. Andy Griffith Museum Lecture Series. 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Help celebrate 50 years of “The Andy Griffith Show” on television! Neal Brower, author of “Mayberry 101,” will be giving a lecture. $10. To register, e-mail or call 786-1604.

April 20, then every Tuesday. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Krankies Farmers’ Market. Krankies Coffee, Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem. Cooking demonstration by healthy cooking advocate Lee Newlin. The Farmer’s Market features locally and sustainably grown and/or produced foods Call 723-7189 for more info or visit

April 22. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Second Annual Earth Day. Center City Park in Downtown Greensboro. An evening of music, art, kids’ activities, local crafts and local food. For more info on Sustainable Greensboro and the Earth Day Celebration at Center City Park, visit