by Erica Katz


July 2. 10:00 p.m. Batteries Included Release Show. Center City Bar & Grille, 219-A S. Elm St., Greensboro. Admission $5. For more information visit Twitter @ INclUDeBATeRIes or become a fan on facebook.

Now through July 31. Eastern Music Festival. Greensboro. For tickets call 866-579-TIXX. For a complete schedule of events visit

Now through August. Summer Music Series. Downtown Winston-Salem. Alive After Five, Downtown Jazz and summer on Trade. street festivals that bring live music to downtown ever Thursday, Friday and saturday. For more information visit

Mondays. 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Open Jam. Walker’s Bar. 2116 Walker Ave., Greensboro. Bring your own instruments, PA and drums provided. Hosts chris carroll and mark Harrison. For more information call 420-7711.

Wednesdays. 7:00-9:00 p.m. High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Open Bluegrass Jams. First, third & fifth Wednesdays at the cultural Arts center, 200 N. Davie st., Greensboro in the re hearsal

room. second & forth Wednesdays at icoffee in summerfield, intersection of 150 W. & lake Brandt Rd. For more information visit

Thursdays. Youth Music Lessons. Old- Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo lessons for kids. master musician Jim Vipperman of Vip’s Violins teaches fiddle at 5:30 p.m., and guitar and banjo at 6:15 p.m. No sign-up is required and instruments are available for use during the lessons. For more information call 786-7998.

Thursdays. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Live acoustic music featuring Keith Burkhat & Tom Rucker. Salsarita’s, 1602 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro. Beer specials, excellent margaritas and more. Free chips and salsa. For more info call 632-8877.

Thursdays. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Weekly Jam Sessions. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free, all ages welcome. Also held every saturday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Downtown cinema Theatre, 142 N. main st., mount Airy, followed by a live WPAQ radio broadcast of the merry-Go-Round program. For information contact the surry Arts council at 786-7998.

First Friday of every month. 10:00 p.m. EMFjazz&blues. Print Works Bistro adjacent to Proximity Hotel, Greensboro.

live music while you dine and drink late night. Free admission. For more information visit jazzandblues.php.

Sundays. Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP). Greensboro. For the entire summer schedule visit the official mUseP website at

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.

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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 www.

Ongoing Classes. Triad Light Touch, 1515 W. Cornwallis Dr., Suite 201 in The Center for Body Health, Greensboro. For more information call 420-2398 or visit

kids & teens

June 30. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Summer Fun. Ben & Jerry’s, 151 Vinegar Hill Rd., Harper Hill commons shopping center, country club Rd., Winston-salem. Hear children’s book author michele manderine read from her book, “Tristan, The maine coon cat”. Buy the book and get a free summer toy. For more information call 768-0511.

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 information call 373-5881 or e-mail

Tuesdays. 3:30 p.m. Culture of Color Program. Greensboro Children’s Museum. 220 N. Church St. For more information call 574-2898 or visit www.

Wednesdays, Now through August 25. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Free Make & Take Classes A.C. Moore Stores. kids can make their own cool, age-appropriate craft and take it home. Free while supplies last. For more information visit

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 www.

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 youthsafe@

Saturdays & Sundays. All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm Family Days. 7850-B Clinard Farms Rd., High Point. Adults $6, children and seniors $5. No appt. necessary. cash and checks only. call 454-5651 or visit for more information.

leagues & clubs

July. Support Group Meetings. The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, Inc., 1509 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem. For a complete schedule of meetings call 768-3880 or visit www.

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. contact libby kendrick at 643-3066.

Fourth Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Herbal Thyme Guild Meetings. Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Visitors welcome. For more information call 685-9135 or visit

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.

Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club. Hiking, biking, kayaking and/or social outings. since 1982. For more information, visit www.piedmonthikingandoutingclub. org.

Wednesdays. Join Support 4 Your Dreams: Real Business Networking. Gabriel’s, 4312 Big Tree Way, Greensboro (off of Wendover across from Hilton Garden Inn). Free food and no cover charge.

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.

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 merritt.rob@ or Hobart Jones at, 710-0139.

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 www.pwngreensboro. org or contact Ann Hardee at 327-8440 or

Last Friday of every month. 9:00 p.m. Women’s Final Friday for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and its supporters. studio B, 520 s. elm st., Greensboro. live DJ, $5 entry fee for non-members and $4 for members. For more

information visit


July 2-5. USSSA National Basketball Champion ships.

Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. event Pass $20.00, Friday 6:30-9:00 p.m. $7, saturday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. $7, sunday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. $10, monday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $8. Tickets on sale at the door.

July 3. 8:00 p.m. Gates 6:00 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston- Salem. Adults $10, children $1, children under 6 free. Free parking. Fan prizes. For more information call 679-8118.

Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball. NewBridge Bank Park. For game times, tickets and more information visit

Ongoing. Greensboro REI Store Classes & Events. 3334 West Friendly Ave., Ste. 140. For more information call 323-3117. For a list of events visit www.rei.


July 12-17. Mountain High Running Camp, Mars Hill. middle and high school cross country camp featuring great trails, free running shoes and a staff of elite Us and kenyan runners and coaches. Info and application at or contact scott simmons at or 704-688-2814.


July 4. 11:00 a.m. Independence Day at Tanglewood Park, Clemmons. enjoy a variety of family activities including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, golfing, paddleboats, tennis, and more. Picknicking at the steeplechase track at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. $5 per car. call 778-6300 or visit www.tangle

July 1. 8:30 p.m. Live Expression. Coffee at the Summit, 623 Summit Ave., Greensboro. move to conscious contemporary music, express positive creative thoughts to others, or just relax and enjoy the vibe! Food and drink, free Wi-Fi, $5. Become a member of the “3rd eye Thursdays VIP” group on Facebook.

July 2-4. Fun Fourth Festival. Greensboro. July 2. 7:00-11:00 p.m. kickoff Block Party. corner of summit, lindsay & church sts. $10 at gate. classic beach and rock music, food and beverages. Bring your lawn chairs and friends! Free parking, no pets or coolers. July 3. 9:30 a.m. Greene & lindsay sts. Independence Day Parade. Free. July 3. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. street Festival. Downtown cultural District. live music, food, arts, crafts, heritage and children’s activities. Free. July 4. 6:30-10:00 p.m. News & Record Pops concert and Gate city Fireworks. Grimsley High school. Free. For more information on all events visit for further information.

July 6. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Foster & Adoptive Parent Open House. The Children’s Home, Inc., Wrenn Conference Room, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston- Salem. Learn about traditional, therapeutic, respite, and foster to adopt parenting! RSVP at 721-7699 or e-mail Visit for more information.

Now through July 8. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Party on the Plank. High Point Library parking lot and Elm St. Featuring the best of local culture. Artists, vendors, musicians. Every Thursday night. For more information visit the event website at

Going on now. The Winston-Salem Police Department is accepting applications for the fall session of the Citizens’ Police Academy, which will start September 2. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the Public Safety Center. If interested call for an application at 773-7788, or complete an application online at

Going on now. Hair collection to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up. If interested call Martha Ruskai at UNCSA: 770-3337. Also visit templates/story/story.php?storyId=126536482&sc=fb &cc=fp for more information.

FaithAction is now offering new Beginning and Intermediate courses in foreign languages. FaithAction International House, 705 N. Greene St., Greensboro. Cost $65. For more information or to sign up for any of these language programs, please contact Ryan Nilsen at 379-0037 ext. 1 or by e-mail at Register online at Month of July. Classes, computer classes, book clubs, discussions, business and career services, story times, after school enrichment, children’s puppet shows and movies, family fun and arts & crafts are offered at the Greensboro Public Libraries (all branches). For information on these events call 373-2471 or visit


July 10. 2:00-5:00 p.m. Outdoor Dog Adoption Fair. Harley Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St. Come find a new best friend at Ruff Love Rescue’s outdoor adoption fair sponsored by The Humane Society of the Piedmont. For more information go to or call 880-5431.