( music )

September 2. 7:30 p.m. The Embers. Blackmon Amphitheatre, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. $10. september 3. 7:30 p.m. The mixed emotions. Blackmon Amphitheatre. $10. september 4. 7:30 p.m. Rainjacket.

Blackmon Amphitheatre. $10. For more information visit or call the surry Arts council at 786-7998.

September 2. 8:30 p.m. 3rd Eye Thursdays Vol. VI: Let’s ‘Be the Change’. Montgomery’s, 623 Summit Ave., Greensboro. music, spoken word.

September 3. 6:00 p.m. Friday Night Live. Center City Park, downtown Greensboro. Decoration Ghost, Part Bear and Bronzed chorus perform. live music, Indie market craft vendors and activities for children.

September 3. 7:00 p.m. Backpack Hip Hop Concert with Curren$y. Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. open to all ages. Ticket Prices: Advance (General Admission) $10 and advance (VIP Admission) $25. Visit or call 404-449-3261.

September 3. 8:00 p.m. “Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour” starring Trey Songz and Monica. War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro coliseum. Tickets $45-$55 and are available at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the box office. For more information visit

September 6. 8:00 p.m. Free Music & Movie. Tate Street Coffee House, 334 Tate St., Greensboro. music by Ryan Rivers. “F for Fake” movie. Free. For more information visit

September 26. PBPS Blues Challenge. Zion Bar & Grill, 5601 Roanne Way, Greensboro. The band competition will be sunday, september 26 and the solo/duo competition will be held sunday, october 24 at Zion Bar & Grill. Register at for $30. The winning act in the band competition will represent the PBPs in the International Blues challenge in memphis, February 1-5, 2011. First place act will receive a paid booking at the 25th Annual carolina Blues Festival, scheduled for may 7, 2011in Downtown Greensboro. There will be cash prizes for the second and third place finishers. For more information, contact chris Roulhac, Blues challenge coordinator, at

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. 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 )

September 8. 3:30 p.m. Book Signing. The Clemmons Public Library, 3602 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons. cat/childrens book author, michele manderine (a clemmons resident) will be reading, signing, and selling her book, “Tristan, The maine coon cat.” children who purchase the book will receive a free summer toy.

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 www.

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. 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

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@gmail. com.

( leagues/clubs )

September 8. 5:00-8:00 p.m. synerG on Tap. Bin 33, 324 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Informal and social happy hour. For more information visit

September. 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.

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 )

September 17. 9:00 a.m. 17th Annual Bob MacKay Memorial Golf Tournament. Bryan Park Golf and enrichment Center, 6275 Bryan Park Rd., Greensboro. Cost: $175 per golfer. Corporate sponsorships are available. To raise money for the Mackay Foundation for Cancer Research.

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. Visit

( etc. )

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

September 2. 7:30 p.m. “Recipes for Endangered Species: Stories” Reading. Guilford College Hege Library, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Traci o. connor, an assistant professor of english at Guilford college, will give a reading of her debut short story collection. A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. call 316-2214.

September 4. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. September 5. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Greensboro Coin Show. Special Events Center at the Greensboro coliseum. Tickets N/A.

September 4th. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. African American Arts and Business Festival. Borders, 3605 Highpoint Rd., Greensboro. This free event is a full day of author signings, musicians, poets, and local business owners gathering to enjoy African American culture in our area. Networking encouraged!

September 7. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Foster & Adoptive Parent Open House. The Children’s Home, Inc, Wrenn conference Room, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-salem. learn about Traditional, Therapeutic, Respite, and Foster to Adopt Parenting! call 721-7699, e-mail lcoleman@ or visit

September 8. 6:30 p.m. Introduction to Revolutionary War Resources for Family and Local History Researchers. First floor, children’s story Room, High Point Public library. Registration is required. contact Hedstrom at or 883-3637.

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.

( 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

September 24. 6:30-11:00 p.m. 2010 Art Unleashed. Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. Adoption auction. Help homeless and neglected animals. call 721-1303 or visit

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