( music )

September 10, 17, 24. October 1. 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Ilderton’s Beach Music Blast. Uptown High Point, 1525 North Main St. Cost $5 at the gate. Chairman of the Board, the Craig Woolard Band, the Embers, the Band of Oz. All proceeds raised will benefit CHS, North Carolina’s leading resource in adoption and foster care. Visit www.chsnc. org.

September 10. 7:30 p.m. The Fantastic Shakers. Blackmon Amphitheatre, across from the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Mount Airy. This fun, beach party band promises a great show. Tickets are $10 or free with a Surry Arts Council Season Pass. For more information visit or, or call 786-7998.

September 10. 8:00 p.m. Who’s Bad. Joel Coliseum Annex, Winston-Salem. The ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band. For tickets and information visit, or September 10. 8:00-11:00 p.m. An Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson – The Voice of YES. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Tickets are $29.50, or $27.50 for Students, Seniors & Military. For more information call 333-2605.

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September 11. 7:30 p.m. Collage Concert. Aycock Auditorium, UNCG. Faculty and students from the newly formed School of Music, Theatre and Dance at UNCG will showcase their talents on a shared stage for the third annual Collage Concert. Tickets for the event are $10-20 and can be purchased online at, by calling 334-4849.

September 12, 19, & 26. 2:00-6:00 p.m. Blandwood Mansion back lawn, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro. Adults, $7; Children, 12 and under are free. Sept 12: Opening: House of Dues, Headliner: Melva Houston. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Food, gelato, beer, wine, drinks and treats will be available for purchase. 100% of proceeds go to Preservation Greensboro Inc.

September 13. 8:00 p. m. We Outran the Sun (a song cycle of portraits). Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets $10. We Outran the Sun is a song cycle/ multimedia piece for the theatre. A series of portraits (both musical and visual), it has music and lyrics by Matthew Carlson. More at

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 www. 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

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.

( new age )

September 11-12. Free Yoga Classes. Yoga Gallery, 633 N. Trade St., Winston- Salem. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC: collecting donations of canned and packaged goods. See a complete schedule of nearly 20 free classes at Call 655-7047, visit or e-mail yoga judi@ for more information.

( 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.” September 11. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Bookmarks Festival (Sixth & Trade Downtown), Barnhills Books (Booth 18).

September 10. October 22. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kid Krafter Fridays. ArtQuest @ Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. September 10: Handstitched Journals. October 22: Walking Sticks. Ages 7 and up. Registration suggested. $3.00/members $8.00/non-members.

For more information call 333-7460 or visit September 11-26. NC Science Festival. Winston-Salem. September 11, 15. 11:00 a.m. Paws to Read. Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem Dog Training Club will bring their furry friends (dog therapy certified) by for a ter-ruffic storytime. September 14. 6:00 p.m.

STEMulating the Mind. Atkins School of Biotechnology. Free.

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 .

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 www. for more information. Save the farm from closing!

( 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 13. Women Over-40 Meeting and Networking (WOMAN) Meeting. Mahi’s Restaurant, 4721 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Guest speakers. Reserve your space by September 8: or 254-5889. $20-$23. Make plans to join and invite a friend!

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 www.

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. Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Sept. 28: Kathy Ryan, of New York Butchers presents “Herbal Cheese and More.” Visitors Welcome.

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.

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 informa

tion visit or contact Ann Hardee at 327-8440 or

( sports )

September 11. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Run 4 the Greenway. Downtown Greensboro. 8K and 1 Mile Walk/Run benefitting the Downtown Greenway. Register at www. The 8K will feature an urban loop following the Downtown Greenway detour route through the first constructed phase of the Greenway.

September 17. 9:00 a.m. 17 th 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.

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 www.OldWinstonSocialClub.

com for more information.

( etc. )

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 9. 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Career Fair. Emerald Event Center, 2000 East Wendover Ave., Greensboro. Bring your resume and your best smile. Register for this free event today! Visit to register.

September 9. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mingle with the Historical Society and DAR. High Point Museum. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Travis Bowman, author of “Hercules of the Revolution,” will discuss his book and answer questions about his ancestor. Call 883-3022 or e-mail teresa.loflin@

September 10-12. 10:00 a.m. September 13. 12:00 p.m. Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Show and Sale. Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Education Building, Winston-Salem. The show’s theme is copper. Adults $2.00, children K-12 $1.00, and under K free. Visit or call


September 10. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fi(Gh) T For The Cure™ Event. Belk, Friendly Center, 600 Friendly Center Dr., Greensboro. Receive a complimentary bra fitting while helping find a cure for breast cancer. For every woman that participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community health programs.

September 10-11. 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. September 12. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 16th Annual NC Tattoo Convention. Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N. Greene St. Over 80 tattoo artists from around the nation: body piercing, suspensions, live music & more! Tickets $20-$40, available at the door. Visit or call 275-7161.

September 10-19. Central Carolina Fair. Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot. Tickets: Adults $5; Children under 10 free. Unlimited ride wristbands also available for purchase. Tickets on sale at gate. For more information visit www.centralcarolinafair. com. Featuring spectacular rides, carnival food, games and more. September 10. 6:00 p.m. Green Queen Pit Stop Bingo. The Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Cocktails/Dinner, Bingo, Game Show. Tickets $10-15 and are available at aspx?wid=32654.

September 11. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. September 12. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monroe Hardware Tradeshow. Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets N/A.

September 11. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. September 12. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Corn Husk Doll Making in the Historical Park, High Point. Discover how Native Americans and early Quaker settlers used things from the natural environment to make toys. Make your own corn shuck doll to take home. $1 per doll. Free for members. All ages welcome. Drop-in

September 11. 8:00-11:00 p.m. Game Show in the Park. Center City Park, 620 South Elm St., Greensboro. For more information visit September 14. 9:00 p.m. Save the Ta Ta’s Breast Cancer Foam Party. The Pour House, 360 Federal Pl., Greensboro. 100% Of The Funds (Door & Auction) is going to Moses Cone Hospital. $2.00 Cover. DJ Kaddilac, DJ Flipside, DJ Rhiotz, DJ Illusive will peform.

September 15. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Career Fair. Corbett Sports Center. A&T University, Greensboro. Check-in and pick-up a registration packet at the Stu

dent Registration Desk located in the lobby across from Haley Hall. Bring printed copies of your resume and a copy on a flash drive.

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.

September. The Women’s Resource Center Classes. 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Sept. 14, 16, 21, 23.

5:15 p.m. Enhancing Your Sense of Self Worth. Sept. 14. 5:00 p.m. What Every Woman Should Know. Call 275- 6090 to register or visit

( animals )

September 10. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Western Sip & See. Tyler White Art Gallery, 307 State St., Greensboro. Featuring Western art from cows to cowboys, hats & boots. Visit with adoptable animals. Hors d’oeuvres. Beer & wine will be served. A portion of the proceeds will help support Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network. Visit

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. 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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On Saturday, hosted its first annual Shootout at Gabriel’s in Greensboro. The “Shootout” is a for a day of learning, networking and shooting. Saturday began with the workshop, a two-hour question and answer forum. The forum was educational, focusing on industry related best practices. . The 2010 Shootout was such a success that plans for the 2011 Shootout have already begun. To learn more about, visit Facebook. com/GSOPICS. (photos by Larry Dixon, Jr.)