by Erica Katz

( music )

August 13. 7:30 p.m. Sea Cruz. Blackmon Amphitheatre (across from the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy). The best of 60’s oldies, 70’s Disco, carolina Beach and today’s hottest new songs. Tickets are $10 or surry Arts council season Pass. For more information visit or call 786-7998.

August 14. “El Torito” Hector Acosta in Concert. War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets $35 and up and are available online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the coliseum box office. For more information visit www.

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.

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.

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

( kids/teens )

August 14. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Book Signing. The Potting Shed, 4725 Yadkinville Rd., Pfafftown. lift your spirits with a new colorful plant for your home and an exciting, colorful book for your child. come to the summer plant sale that features author, michele manderine, who will be signing her new book “Tristan, The maine coon cat”. call 922-1400.

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. emcee eric chilton, magic, Natural science center’s favorite animals or scientific demonstrations. Tickets $5. For tickets call 333-2605 or visit 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

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

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. save the farm from closing!

( leagues/clubs )

August 11. 5:30-8:00 p.m. synerG on Tap. The Summit Station, 125 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Join synerG for a night of professional and social networking. meet old and new friends, grab a drink and get plugged into Greensboro’s young professional community. For more information visit

Now through August 14. The Marine Corps League 87th National Convention. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro & around the Piedmont. To bring 3,000 former marines from all over the United states together. Featured guests, pig pickin’, flag-raising, helicopter flyover and more. contact Rich Brenner at 402-2909 or for details.

August. 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. sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Howard Coble will headline the GGRWC’s Win in ‘10 election extravaganza Aug. 29 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Other candidates will be present. light buffet, silent auction, raffle, $35 per person. RsVP by Aug. 20 to sue starr at 294-4799.

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.

Thursdays. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mah Jongg Players. Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Rd.,Greensboro. Play, refresh your skills or learn Mah Jongg, American style, using the National Mah Jongg league card. For information call 292-3754.

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 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

( sports )

August 14. 8:00 p.m. Gates 6:00 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem. $1 ladies’ night. Adults $10, children $1, children under 6 free. Free parking. Fan prize: $500 cash. Demolition Derby. Call 679-8118.

August 16-22. 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Wyndham Championship. Sedgefield

Country Club, 32007 Forsyth Dr., Greensboro. PGA TOUR Professional Golf Tournament. Tickets $15 daily practice round Mon.-Wed. Tickets $25 daily Thur.-sun. For more information call 279-1570.

August 18. 2:00 p.m. Senior’s Bowling League Organizational Meeting. Triad Lanes, 21 Oak Branch ln., Greensboro. Open to all Guilford County seniors, ages 55 and up. Competition will begin on August 25 and games will be held each Wednesday through May 2011. For more information call the Greensboro seniors Unit at 375-2237.

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

Sundays. 4:00 p.m. Shuffleboard Tournament. Old Winston Social Club, 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem. Call 723-0060 or visit for more information.

( etc. )

August 11-14. HANES brands Annual Sample Sale. Ed. Building at the Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem. Wed. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Thur. 8:00

a.m.-6:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. sat. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information contact steve Jenkins at 519-8460. Free Parking. Free Admission.

August 11. 2:00-4:00 p.m. National “Everybody Deserves A Massage” Week. The Lotus Center, 2412 lawndale Ave., Greensboro. chair massages to raise money for often Awesome. 100% of the funds will be donated to often Awesome. 10 minutes for $10 or 15 minutes for $15. No appointment necessary. call 235- 2730 for more information.

August 11. 3:00-9:00 p.m. How to be a Pin Up Girl Class & Photo Shoot. C Style & Company, 12200 N

Highway 150 #3, Winston-salem. $200 class, make over and photo shoot, $75 class only. Register at August 12. 10:00 p.m. Pretty Things Peepshow Vaudeville Revue. The Garage, 110 W. 7 st., Winston-salem. $8 -$10. call 777-1127.

August 12. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. August 13. 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. NCNLA Summer Green Show. special events center at the Greensboro coliseum. North carolina Nursery & landscape Association. To pre-register call 919-816-9119. For more information visit www.ncnla. com/index.php.

August 12. 4:00-5:30 p.m. Mind Your Bizness Series. Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy., Greensboro. Free. For more information visit mYBseries. sponsored by lady Bizness.

August 13. 12:00-4:00 p.m. Open House. Empire Beauty School, 2001 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro. Free haircuts, door prizes, student competitions and hands-on interaction for prospective students are all part of the celebration. call 272-2966 or visit www.

August 14. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. August 15. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. C and E Gun, Knife & Baseball Show. Annex at the Joel coliseum, Winston-salem. $7.00 Adults. children 11 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Parking Included in admission. For more information e-mail or call 540-953-0016.

August 14. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. August 15. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration. Historical Park, High Point. come watch the costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. Free. Drop-in. For more information call 885-1859 or visit

August 15. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Carolina Weddings Show. Pavilion at the Greensboro Coliseum. $10 at door; $5 off coupon available at over 150 exhibitor booths to help engaged couples. For more information call 545-1970.

August 15. 6:00 p.m. Identity Theft Seminar. Guilford Baptist Church, 5904 West Market St., Greensboro. Free. For more information visit www.guilfordbaptist. org.

August 16. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive. Deacon Room at the Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem. For more information visit www.ljvm. com.

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

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 August. 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 )

August 14. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 1st Annual Exotic Bird Fair of Colfax. Girl Scouts Learning Center, 8818 W. Market St. Birds, toys, food, cages, ect. for sale. Rescue groups. chainsaw carver demonstrations. $5.00. Portions of proceeds donated to Girl scouts & murphy’s kids charities. Raffle. Free Parking. call 423-6452 or visit

August 14. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Indoor Dog Adoption Fair. Dog Days, 705 Battleground Ave., Greensboro. come find a new best friend at Ruff love Rescue’s indoor dog adoption fair. For more information go to

Daily. 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. Animal Discovery Keeper Talks. Natural Science Center, 4301 lawndale Dr., Greensboro. one-on-one interaction with highly trained zoo professionals gives visitors a very real and personal glimpse into the lives of the keepers and animals alike. For more information visit

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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