by Erica Katz

( music )

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.

July 30. 7:00 p.m. Operation Omega Youth Ministries: Omega Jam. War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro coliseum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Artists Ricardo ssanchez and Reggie Dabbs. For mor information visit

July 31. 9:00 p.m. Milltown, April Fools and Upright & Breathin’ show. The Flat Iron, Summit Ave., Greensboro. $5 cover. A modern old Time and Bluegrass music show featuring Boone’s Upright & Breathin’ who continues in the long standing tradition progressive driving bluegrass. For more information call 272-7774.

Now through July 31. Eastern Music Festival. Greensboro.

For tickets call 866-579-TIXX. For a complete schedule of events visit

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Now through 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 www.ttmws. com.

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 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.

( kids/teens )

July 30-August 1. Kid Share. Bolton Home & Garden Bldg. at the Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem. A children’s consignment fair. Friday. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. saturday. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. sunday. 12:00-4:00 p.m.

July 31. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Book Signing. Mostly Local Market, Lewisville Shopping Center, shallowford Rd. childrens book autor, michele manderine, will be showing and selling her cat/childrens book, “Tristan, The maine coon cat” Free. For more info call 778-1290

July 31. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Urban Green: Seed to Table Playshop. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 s. elm st., Greensboro. Participants from ages 4-18 are invited to explore sustainable practices in gardening, cooking, and building through a series of interactive workshops. $3. For more information visit

August 1. 3:00 p.m. Jennyanydot’s Tea Time. Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Tickets $10. come join the cast of “cats” for tea time, games and more! Reservations required. call 786-7998 for more information. August 3. 7:00 p.m. storyTales: Plays for Young People. Blackmon Amphitheatre. Free. 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 www.

Wednesdays through August 11. 8:45 a.m. “Carolina Kids Club.” Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. July 28. “madagascar: escape 2 Africa.” August 4. “Antz.” 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, age-appropriate craft and take it home. Free while supplies last. For more information visit

( 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. 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

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.

( sports )

July 30. 7:30 p.m. Doors 6:30 p.m. TNA Wrestling. Joel Coliseum Annex, Winston-Salem. $21.50 reserved stands, $36.50 ringside floor, $51.50 VIP ringside floor first 3 rows. For tickets and more information visit

July 31. 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. Whelen Night. Twin 25-lap modified races. Chain race. Fan prizes: Two tickets with VIP parking to Bristol Motor speedway. For more information call 679-8118.

August 7. 8:00 a.m. 34th Annual Sickle Cell Golf Tournament. Shamrock Golf Course, 1722 shamrock

Dr., Burlington. To benefit the clients of Piedmont Health services and sickle Cell Agency. The awards ceremony and lunch will be held immediately following play. entry fee is $55. Contact Gayland Brown for additional information at 227-3804.

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

( etc. )

July 29. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Money BootCamp Days. Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro. Workshops. Food, door prize and more. saving and U Investing 101. August 3. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. keys to

money mastery Advanced Investments. Register at For more information contact martha larson at 373-4559.

July 29. 12:00-2:00 & 5:00-7:00 p.m. Downtown Greenway Workshop. The Old Bingo Hall, 421 W. smith st., Greensboro. The public has a chance to review design concepts for Phase 3 of the Downtown Greenway at two public workshops. For more information visit

July 31. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. August 1. 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. C & E Gun, Knife & Baseball Show. education Building at the Joel coliseum, Winston-salem. $7 adults. children 11 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Parking included in admission. For more information contact c&e Gun shows at cegunshows@ or 540-953-0016.

July 31. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sickle Cell Zumba- Thon. Winston Lake Family YMCA, 901 Waterworks Rd., Winston salem. Registration 8:00 a.m. Tickets $5. For more information call 274 1507, 800-733 8297 or visit

July 31. 5:00-9:00 p.m. 11th Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit Festival and legends concert. shallowford square, lewisville. make wishes come true for local children with life threatening medical conditions. $10 adults, $5 high school and middle school students, children free. Food, entertainment, silent auction. Visit or call 272-0220.

July 31. 8:00-11:00 p.m. Author Talk: Erotic City. Kimbees Southern Gourmet Traditions, 317 mlk Jr. Dr., Greensboro. $10 general admission. $20 autographed copy of a book. A night of sharing and experiencing the written word by the author chermean T. Gregory. Visit or August 1. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration in Historical Park, High Point. A blacksmith will craft various iron pieces. Free. August 3. 6:00-8:00 p.m. National Night out. High Point museum, 1859 east lexington Ave. Participate in historic games and learn about local history. For more information call 885-1859 or visit

August 3. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Foster & Adoptive Parent Open House. The Children’s Home, Wrenn conference Room, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-salem. RsVP. learn about traditional, therapeutic, respite, and foster to adopt parenting! call 721-7699, e-mail or visit

August 4. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Armed Service Blood Program. Special Events Center at the Greensboro coliseum. Blood drive. For more information visit www.militaryblood.

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 rnilsen@ Register online at learn/classes/.

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 )

September 24. 6:30-11:00 p.m. 2010 Art Unleashed. Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. Adoption auction/fundraiser. You can adopt a sculpture. The silent auction will feature a variety of other original artwork, in various mediums. Help homeless and neglected animals. For more information call 721-1303 or visit

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