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September 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 18. 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 with special guest, Slate Mountain Ramblers. Tickets are $7 and children 12 and under Free. For more information contact the Surry Arts Council 786-7998.

September 18. 8:30 p.m. Saturday Night Live Jazz with The Calvin Edwards Trio. Studio B, 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets are available at African American Art Store in the Four Seasons Town Center. For more information call 253-6795.

September 19. 7:00 p.m. The McClymonts Performance at the Burlington Carousel Festival, Burlinton City Park. Festival: Sept. 18. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sept. 19. 1:00-6:00 p.m. The McClymonts are currently on tour with country music superstar Jason Aldean. For more information visit www.

themcclymonts.net.

September 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 19: Bump & Logie and the Allison King Band. 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 23. 7:30 p.m. Symphony Season Opening. War Memorial

Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Grand Tour of

Europe: Vladimir Feltsman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor, Vladmir

Feltsman, piano. For tickets and more information visit www.greensborosymphony.org.

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.piedmontblues.org 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 beadgirl@mindspring. com.

( kids/teens )

September 18. 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Play All Day. Cascade Park, 3400 Watauga Dr., Greensboro. Playground activities, games and crafts for the children along with wildlife education exhibits, all free of charge! For more information call Brooks Mullane at 373-5868.

September 18. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Black & White Party. Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. GYC hosts this party that is for all high school students. Admission is FREE! Students are asked to bring an ID to verify their high school status. A safe environment where students can socialize and dance to the music of a live DJ. Call 373-2733.

September 19. 8:00 a.m. Kids for Trails Triathlon. Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. The triathlon is open to ages 7-14 and will include swimming, running and biking. The registration fee is $15. Proceeds will benefit the Greensboro trails system. Register online at www.greensborotrails.org. Family-friendly activities will also be held.

Now through September 26. NC Science Festival. Winston-Salem. September 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-ruff-ic storytime.

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.childrenstheatrews.org.

October 22. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kid Krafter Fridays. ArtQuest @ Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Walking Sticks. Ages 7 and up. Registration suggested. $3.00/members $8.00/nonmembers. For more information call 333-7460 or visit www.greenhillcenter.org. 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. 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.triadmentalhealth.org.

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 16-22. Events at UNCG. Sept. 16. 8:30 a.m. Board of Trustees Meeting. Alexander Room, EUC. Sept. 16. 7:00 p.m. Poetry Reading: Rebecca Black. Faculty

Center. Sept. 18. 11:00 a.m. Autumn Moon Festival. EUC Auditorium. Sept. 20-26. Homecoming. Sept. 21. 7:30 p.m. New Music Festival Concert. Weatherspoon. Sept. 22. 4:00 p.m. Amy Cutler Gallery Talk. Weatherspoon. For more information call 334-4314 or visit www.uncg.edu.

September 17. 4:00-8:00 p.m. September 18. 10:00

a.m.-3:00 p..m. Ghouls’ Nite Out! The Fat Cat Ltd., 2205-J Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge. Jewelry & Halloween Spectacular. Leslie Hamlin and Linda Sacra will be there. A great chance to meet these fabulous artists and shop early for the holidays! For more information call 643- 9500 or visit www.thefatcatltd.com.

September 18. 8:00 a.m. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Southeast Gateway area, Winston-Salem. Men will put on a pair of high heeled women’s shoes and walk one mile together as part of Family Services’ 2nd annual “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault & gender violence. $20-$25. Call 722.8173 or e-mail lleonard@fsifamily.org.

September 18. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Day in the Park. City Lake Park, High Point. Food, music, rides, fun. Day in the Park is an annual event organized by the High Point Area Arts Council. FREE. September 19. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration in the Historical Park, High Point. Free.

September 18. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Help save a Life…Get on the Truck. Windsor Recreation Center, 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro. Fire safety education and training sessions, followed by a live fire sprinkler demonstration. This event is open to the public.

September 18. 1:30-2:30, 5:00-6:00 p.m. A Day of Hispanic Heritage at ICRCM, 134 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Take part in several workshops throughout the day: Salsa Zumba Merengue. Perspectives on Color Class and Culture in Latin America. Taste of Latin America. For more information visit www.sitinmovement.org. September 18. 3:00-4:30 p.m. “Like a Bear with His Stern in a Corner.” First floor, Children’s Story Room, High Point Public Library. Authors Steward Dunaway and Jeff Bright will provide a PowerPoint presentation about their Revolutionary War research book, “Like a Bear with His Stern in a Corner.” Call 883-3637 or email stephen.rantz@highpoint.gov.

September 18. 5:00 p.m. Meeting with author Chris Williams. UNCG, Graham Building, Room 307. Mr. Williams newly-published book, “Ecology & Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis,” can be viewed/ bought at www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Ecology-and- Socialism. Copies available for purchase ($14) at the meeting. Free and open to the public.

September 18. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ladiez Night Out. Friendly Center Auditorium, 3110 Kathleen Ave., Greensboro. For more information visit LadiezNight- Out.Eventbrite.com.

September 18-October 8. Volunteer at the Haw River Learning Celebration, a riverside environmental

education program for 4th graders. Contact Donna at 919-542-5790 to volunteer! Visit www.hawriver.org for more information.

Now through September 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 21. 6:00-8:30 p.m. Professional Speaker. Proximity Hotel, 704 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro. Bonnie McElveen Hunter, President of Pace Communications and Chair of the American Red Cross will speak on professional and civic leadership. Tickets are $25 for young professionals and include dinner, drink and conversation. Visit www. synerg.org.

September 22. 7:00 p.m. Book Signing. Barnes & Noble, Northline Ave., Friendly Shopping Center, Greensboro. Charlotte Observer reporter Rick Rothacker will sign copies of “Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte’s Big Banks.” September 23. 7:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1925 Hampton Inn Court, Winston- Salem. Learn more at www.blairpub.com.

( animals )

September 18. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pet Adoption Fair. Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W Wendover Ave., Greensboro. For more information visit www.hspiedmont.org.

September 18. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Snaketacular. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. View an amazing collection of rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and boa constrictors, check out Alan McLeod’s 15 ft. albino python and much more. Admission $8 adults, $7 children, 2 and under free.

September 18-19. 12:00-5:00 p.m. Book Drive. Next Step Adoption Center, 705 Milner Dr., Greensboro. Beside Guilford Garden Center & Quaker Village. Donate you used boox for this fall book sale to help homeless animals. Call 323-0850 for more information.

September 24. 6:30-11:00 p.m. 2010 Art Unleashed. Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. For more information call 721-1303 or visit www.forsythhumane.org. 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. For more information visit www.natsci.org.

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