by Erica Katz

( music )

July 25-August 22. Tam Tam Mandingue: African Drum Classes. Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, 612 N. Trade st., Winston-salem. Teaching traditional rhythms. No experience necessary. Drums provided. For more information call 774-3898 or visit

July 28. Paul McCartney’s Up and Coming Tour. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. This will be Paul’s first appearance in charlotte since 1993’s mega ‘New World Tour.’ To purchase tickets, go to, or call 800-745-3000.

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 www.

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 rehearsal 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

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.

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 )

July 24. 1:00 p.m. Shop Til You Rock. Four Seasons Town Centre, Greensboro. A music-inspired mall tour that empowers teens to look and feel like rock stars through live performances, exclusive teen activities and special mall offers and giveaways. Jonas sees in color will perform. For more information visit 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

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

Wednesdays through August 11. 8:45 a.m. “Carolina Kids Club.” Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. July 21. “FernGully: The last Raiforest.” July 28. “Madagascar: escape 2 Africa.” emcee eric Chilton, magic, Natural science Center’s favorite animals or scientific demonstrations. Tickets $5. For tickets call 333-2605 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, ageappropriate 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 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. 12:00 p.m. Brown Bag Monthly Lunch Series. YWCA of Greensboro, 4002-e spring Garden st. (between Wendover & Market) Presenting provocative, relevant discussions on issues important to women. July 27: Women in the media. For more information call 273-3461.

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 July 27. Meeting at Greensboro Children’s Museum’s edible schoolyard, 220 N. Church st.

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

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@gmail. com 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 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

( sports )

July 21. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Putting Competition.

Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. sign up in teams of 4 by emailing member names and a team name to The winning team will receive prizes given by The Wyndham championship! For more information call 379-0821.

July 24. 8:00 p.m. Gates 6:00 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston- Salem. $1 ladies’ night. Twin 50-lap modified races. 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.

( etc. )

July 22. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Human Resource Management Association of Greensboro summer seminar. civil Rights museum, 134 s. elm st., Greensboro.

cost $30 to $40. Tour of museum and lunch included. limited seating. Register online at contact Alison Nolan at 801-2336 or alison.nolan@

July 23-25. Southern Trophy Hunters Big Buck Expo. Special Events Center at the Greesnboro coliseum. Tickets on sale at the door: super Ticket (includes membership & weekend pass) $22; $8 for 18 & up; $5 for 7 to 17. Visit www.southerntrophyhunters. com/greensboro. July 23. 3:00-9:00 p.m. July 24. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. July 25. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

July 23-24. 7:00 p.m. Gates $5:00 p.m. Piedmont 300 Truck & Tractor Pull. Grandstand at the Joel coliseum, Winston-salem. Tickets sold at the gate: $15 adults, $5 kids 12 & under.

July 24. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. July 25. 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Super Flea Market. Pavilion at the Greensboro coliseum. Free admission. New & used merchandise, collectibles, antiques, crafts, , primitives, home d’cor, glassware, clothing, furniture and much more. For more information visit www.

July 24. North Carolina vs. The World. Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets $20-$50. Ages 18 and up. An evening of entertainment for ladies only, including comedy and dancing.

For more information visit

July 25. 1:00-6:00 p.m. 50 th Anniversary Celebration.

Empire Room & Civil Rights Museum, Downtown Greensboro. A civil Rights ecumenical service and Jubilee. six months after the Greensboro sit-ins commenced, the F.W. Woolworth store’s lunch counter was successfully integrated on July 25, 1960. call 274-9199 x 235 or

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 www. 82&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 http://

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

( animals )

July 28. Yes! Weekly Dog Issue. canine Yearbook: $39. Reserve your dog’s spot today! 10% of the profit benefits the Humane society. e-mail a 2” x 2” picture at 200 resolution and all of your and your dog’s contact information to by 5:00 p.m. on July 21.

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