by Erica Katz

( music )

August 19. 6:00 p.m. The Tams. Mendenhall Terminal, Commerce Ave., High Point.

Tickets $7 at the gate, children under 12 free. Bring lawnchairs for beach music. Food & drinks available for purchase. All proceeds will go to UWcHP children’s Initiative. call 888- 4127 for more information.

August 20. 7:30 p.m. North Tower Concert. Blackmon Amphitheatre, across from the Andy Griffith Playhouse, mount Airy. With their mix of oldies, beach, Top 40 and funk music, North Tower has been one of the south’s great party bands for over 30 years. Tickets are $10. For more information visit or www.surryarts. org.

August 21. 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. Voice of the Blue Ridge is held every third saturday. Tickets are $7 and children 12 and under are free. For more information contact the surry Arts council at 786-7998.

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August 21. 7:00 p.m. Budweiser Superfest. Greensboro Coliseum. Anthony Hamilton, kem, Jaheim & Raheem Devaughn will play. Tickets $39.75-$79.75 and are available at the box office,, www.liv or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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

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 21. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Book Signing. Hand Picked Consignments, Bethania mill & Village shoppes, 5455 Bethania Rd., Bethania. childrens book author, michele manderine, will be signing copies of her childrens book, “Tristan, The maine coon cat”. Buy the book and get a free “summer Toy”. call 778-1290 for more information.

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. 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 )

August 24. 10:00 a.m. Special Guilford Boomers Event. Jollay Design Studio, 800 N. Main St., High Point. A group organized by senior Resources of Guilford. carol Jollay will present tips and trends in interior design.

Then, the group will adjourn to the historic string & splinter for lunch. The

cost is $20 per person. RsVP and information at 884.7983.

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 samsnead Dr., Greensboro. Guests welcome. Optional lunch. Contact libbykendrick at 643-3066. sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Howard Coble will headline the GGRWC’s Win in ‘10 election extravaganza Aug. 29 from 5:00-8:00p.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

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 www.

( sports )

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.

August 20. Friday Night KO Fights. War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets $15-$50 and are available at the box office, by phone at 1-800-745-300 or online at For VIP tickets call 254-4700. Walter Johnson Promotions will bring live championship boxing back to Greensboro.

August 21. 7:00 p.m. Doors 6:00 p.m. Roller Derby. Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 16th St. Camel City Thrashers vs. Greenville Derby Dames.

Tickets sold at door: adults $10, kids $5, 7 and under free. 10% of proceeds go to Piedmont Down syndrom support Network. Afterparty at Bender’s Tavern. For more information visit

August 21. 8:00 p.m. Gates 6:00 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem. 150-lap Modified race, 40-lap sportsman race, double-point awards in all divisions. Adults $10, children $1, children under 6 free. Free parking. Fan prize: $500 cash. Demolition Derby. call 679-8118.

Now through August 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 prac tice

round mon.-Wed. Tickets $25 daily Thur.-sun. For more information call 279-1570.

August 23. 7:30 a.m. 2 nd Annual Captain’s Choice

Golf Classic. Forest Oaks Country Club, 4600 Forest oaks Dr., Greensboro. Big Brothers Big sisters of Greater Greensboro will host the event. making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. miss North carolina Nadia moffett & mayor Bill knight. call 378-9100 or visit

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 19. 2:30-7:00 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Three available donation time slots every 15 minutes. sign up now for your preferred donation time online, or contact libby Rush at 333-2600, ext.5. Donors will receive two tickets to Ferris Bueller’s Day off at 7:30 p.m.

August 19. 3:00-4:00 p.m. Battleground Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting and Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway Dedication. Intersection of the greenway & Rollins Rd., Greensboro. Rollins Road is south of cone Boulevard and intersects the new greenway. For more information call 373-4368.

August 20-22. RJ Reynolds Class Reunion – Class of 1970. Winston-Salem. Fri. 6:00 p.m. casual gathering at Big shotz Tavern on stratford Rd. sat. 6:30 p.m. Forsyth country club. sun. 11:00 a.m. Brunch at Big shotz Tavern. For complete schedule and fees, contact Patty Hughes stone at Wstone6354@yahoo. com.

August 21. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. RecoveryNC Festival 2010. Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. celebrating recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Free family oriented event with live music, children’s and young adult section, arts and crafts, educational sessions, balloons, food vendors, wishing well and tents. Visit

August 21. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. August 22. 1:00- 4:00 p.m. Early American Spelling Bee. High Point Museum. enter an early American spelling bee and see how many words you can spell. Free. All ages welcome. Drop-in. For more information call 885-1859 or visit

August 21. 8:00 p.m. Rotary Rocks for Charities – Music and Dance Extravaganza. Joel Coliseum Annex, Winston-salem. Austin caviness is the mc for the evening, with chairmen of the Board, Phase Band and Holdup Band. To raise money for the local, national, and international charities that the Rotary supports. Visit

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 19-22. 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Carolina Kennel Club Show. Special Events Center at the Greensboro coliseum. Tickets $4, on sale at the door. For more information visit

August 21. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Indoor Adoption Fair. Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W Wendover Ave., Greensboro. For more information visit

August 24. 10:30 a.m. Tiger Birthday Party. The Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 lawndale Dr. celebrate the two Tigers, Axl and kisa, turning 6 years old! For more information visit www.

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 Book IT! e-mail