( music )

August 26. 8:00 p.m. The Park-O-Lators. Salem Glen Country Club, 1000 Glen Day Dr., Clemmons. August 27. 8:00 p.m. Big shotz tavern, 1480 River Ridge Dr., clemmons. For more information about the band vist

August 27. 7:30 p.m. The Holiday Band. Blackmon Amphitheatre, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. This band plays the best in motown, beach and rock n’ roll music. Tickets are $10 or free with a surry Arts council season Pass. For tickets, visit or call the surry Arts council at 786-7998.

August 28. 7:30 p.m. Mayberry Amped. Blackmon Amphitheatre, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. With Paula Dellenback & Fox River. This exciting concert will feature a variety of talented musicians from mount Airy and surrounding areas. Tickets are $10. For more info contact the surry Arts council at 786-7998 or visit www.

Now through the end of 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 it! e-mail

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. 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

( 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 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 )

August 28. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Book Signing. BenPhil’s Childrens Clothier, 147 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem. cat/childrens book author, michele marlene manderine, will be giving a summer toy to every child who buys her book, “Tristan, The maine coon cat.” August 29. 1:00 p.m. Barnhills-Books-Wine-Art-Gifts, 811 Burke st., Winston-salem.

September 2010-May 2011. Acting Program. The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem. For children Prek through 12th Grade. New this year are specialty electives for 6th through 12th Grade! For class schedules, registration and tuition 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 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

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. 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 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 28. 1:00 p.m. synerG Cup 2010. Proehlific Park, 4517 Jessup Grove Rd., Greensboro. Competition includes dodgeball, kickball, corn hole, four square, and wacky track. Minimum 10 players per team. $10/participant. Post-Game after party at Buffalo Wings & Rings (Target shopping Center, New Garden Rd.) For more information visit

August 28. 8:00 p.m. Gates 6:00 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem. Rain date. Adults $10, children $1, children under 6 free. Free parking.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

Wednesdays through May 2011. Senior Bowling League. Triad Lanes, 21 Oak Branch Ln., Greensboro. sponsored by Greensboro Parks & Recreation, the league is open to all Guilford County seniors, ages 55 and better! For more information call the Greensboro seniors Unit at 375-2237.

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 25. 5:00 p.m. Triad Networking. Gabriel’s, 4312 Big Tree Way, Greensboro. Featuring Jazz ensemble Global Grooves. Free Food, Jazz music and Networking. sponsored by support 4 YourDreams! For more information visit

August 26. 8:30-10:00 a.m. Selling Your Stuff in a New Economy. Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, 342 N. elm st. To register visit http://marketingandsales.

August 26. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Landscaping Class. NC Cooperative Extension, 3309, Burlington Rd., Greensboro. karen Neill, Horticulture Agent for Guilford county, will show how to do your own landscaping. class size is limited, call 375-5876 to register. cost

is $10.00 per person and refreshments will be served. Accepting applications and scheduling interviews for those interested in the 2011 Guilford county master Gardeners Volunteer program.

August 26. 5:00 p.m. Free Haircuts. Avanti Salon & Spa, 1578 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro. Free shampoo/trims with your $25 or more donation. All of the proceeds will go to the Women’s Resource center of Greensboro. To reserve your spot call 288-3883.

August 27. 5:30 p.m. Fashion Plate. 600 block of Trade St., Winston-Salem. Woodland moth Visual & Performing Artists, Retro Art Wear, H20 Tie Dyes, miller’s, Deborah Willard Designs, The Fiber co. and studios at 625 present a high energy fashion show. Reserved seating $15 and includes dinner from Finnigan’s Wake. For more information and tickets e-mail woodlandmoth@

August 28. Diamond and Denim Ball. March Motorcars, Inc., 3122 Old Hwy 52 between Lexington and Welcome. event tickets are 1 for $40 or 2 for $70. A car raffle will be held to win a mercedes-Benz, and there will be live music by the Ross copley Band. For more information call carolina cancer services at 249-7265.

August 28. 8:30-11:00 a.m. Women’s Equality Day Celebration Breakfast. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene st., Greensboro. Honoring our foremothers, who labored long and hard to bring women the right to vote in 1920. $20. Reservations required. seating is limited. For more information call Julie lapham at 379-1000.

August 28. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. August 29. 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Greensboro Gun Show. Special Events Center at the Greensboro coliseum. Admission $8, children under 6 free. Tickets are on sale at the door.

August 28. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. August 29. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Super Flea Market. Pavillion at the Greensboro coliseum. Free admission. For more information visit New & used merchandise, collectibles, antiques, crafts, vintage-costume-antique-and new jewelry, primitives, home décor, glassware, clothing and more.

August 28. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alexander’s Battalion Field Hospital. Historical Park, High Point. Free, all ages welcome, drop-in. Re-enactors will show the life of a confederate Army surgeon and other medical personnel. August 28. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. August 29. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration. Visit www.

August 28. 1:00-5:00 p.m. Community Festival. Guilford Baptist Church, 5904 W. Market St., Greensboro.

Free Bbq & hot dogs, games, bounce house, music, face painting, AWANA sign-up, free document shredding and child ID program. For more information visit www.

August 28. 3:00-5:00 p.m. From the 1963 March to the 1965 Voting Rights. International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 s. elm st. A panel of veteran civil rights activists in the Triad looks at two pivotal events in the nation’s history that reshaped forever the face of the United states.

September 1. 10:00 a.m. City of Greensboro Police Chief Swearing In Ceremony. Special Events Center at the Greensboro coliseum.

September 1. 4:00-9:00 p.m. September 2. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. African American Museum on Wheels. sternberger Auditorium, located in Founders Hall, Guilford college, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Artifacts, photographs and art pieces. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.

September 16. 1:30 p.m. The Fifth Annual Senior Spelling Bee. Jamestown Town Hall and Civic Center, 301 e. main st., Jamestown. Tanya Rivera, anchor with WFmY News 2, will be the pronouncer. Prizes will be awarded. call katie shore at the senior center at 373- 4816 for more information and to register. Participants must be 55 and older. space is limited.

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 )

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 www.natsci. org.

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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