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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.

October 1. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday Night LIVE. Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Live music, Indie Market craft vendors and activities for children. Matty Sheets and the Blockheads, Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth & Israel Darling will perform.

October 1. 7:00 p.m. October 3. 2:00 p.m. October 5. 7:30 p.m. Piedmont Opera’s Il Trovatore. Stevens Center at UNCSA, 1533 S. Main St., Winston- Salem. Tickets range from $15- $70. Following the Oct. 1 performance, Piedmont Opera will host “A Hot Time in the Old Town Night” the Season Opening Gala. Call 724-3202 or visit piedmontopera.org.

October 1. 10:00 p.m. Late Night Live at Print Works Bistro, 702 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro. Featuring the Martha Bassett Band. Enjoy live jazz music, dinner and drinks on the first Friday of each month. There is no cover charge. Visit www.EasternMusicFestival.org.

October 3. 3:00 p.m. Hammertime. The Clubhouse, 435 Dolley Madison Rd., Greensboro. Support Steve “Hammerhead” Hammer as he courageously battles stage-4 cancer. The lineup includes Stained Glass Canoe, Lugnuts, Bluesville, Allison King Band, Slim & M, Melville Toast. Silent auction, food. $10 Suggested Donation. E-mail copewithit@earthlink.net .

October 3. 8:00 p.m. Big Easy Celebration. The Blind Tiger, 2115 Walker Ave., Greensboro. Mia Borders, the Sam Fribush Band w/ Jeff Sipe, Sam Frazier, and Andy Ware. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an all ages show. Tickets

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are $10 ($12 if under 18.) Tickets will be available at the door or contact the Blind Tiger at 272-9888 for advance ticketing options.

October 24. PBPS Blues Challenge. Zion Bar & Grill, 5601 Roanne Way, Greensboro. Solo/duo competition. Register at www.piedmontblues.org. For more information, contact Chris Roulhac, Blues Challenge Coordinator, at beadgirl@mindspring.com.

( kids/teens )

September 29. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Foundations of Drawing Workshop for TEENS. Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Drawing Revisited Artist, James Williams. Free open to teens. Limited space please call Jaymie Meyer at 333-7460 ext. 109 to register.

October 1-2. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Book Signing. BenPhil’s Childrens Clothier, 147 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem. Children’s/Cat book author, Michele Marlene Manderine, will be signing copies of her book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat” at “The Sweet Pink For The Cure Fight For Breast Cancer.” A free event. Call 777-0508 for additional information.

October 1-2. “Charlotte’s Web.” Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem, 610 Coliseum Dr. Children can bring their Charlotte’s Web ticket stub to the Clocktower information booth at the Dixie Classic Fair to receive a free gift! All seats are $8 general admission, and $12 for premium seats. Visit www. childrenstheatrews.org or call 725-4531.

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/non-members. For more information call 333-7460 or visit www.greenhillcenter.org.

Going on now. The Guilford County Teen Court Program of One Step

Further is currently seeking youth volunteers to participate as peer jurors, clerks of court, and Defense and Prosecuting Attorneys for first-time youth offenders who are on a diversion from the juvenile court system. Interested youth should contact Teen Court directly at 275-3699, Ext. 207.

Now through 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.

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 )

Ongoing. 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.

October 4. 5:30 p.m. WOMAN’s (Women Over-40 Meeting And Networking) annual Candidates’ Forum. Mahi’s Restaurant, 4721 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. A unique opportunity to interact directly with candidates over dinner in an informal setting. $20/person. Check payable to WOMAN, mail to: WOMAN, PO Box 10465, Greensboro NC 27404, by Sept. 29.

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.

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 www.piedmonthikingandoutingclub.org.

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 merritt.rob@gmail.com or Hobart Jones at summersetva@aol.com, 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 www.pwngreensboro.org or contact Ann

Hardee at 327-8440 or annhardee@remax.net.

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. StudioB-GSO.com.

( sports )

September 29. 10:00 a.m. Qualifying for the Greensboro Seniors Hiking Club. Country Park’s Shelter #1, 3902 Nathanael Greene Dr., Greensboro. Prospective members must be Guilford County residents, ages 55 or better, and able to walk around Country Park twice (3.2 miles) in 70 minutes or less on the day of qualifying. Contact Cindy Hipp at 375-2237.

October 30. 8:00 a.m. Athena’s Run for GYN Cancers at Tanglewood Park Shelter #4, Clemmons. The event, which features a 1-mile walk/fun run and 5K run, is designed to raise not only awareness of gynecologic cancers but funds to help prevent them. Online registration is open through Oct. 28. $15-$30. Visit www.athenasrun.org.

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.OldWinston- SocialClub.com for more information.

( etc. )

September 29. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pink in the Park. Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Join free educational event to increase awareness, raise funds, promote expression and celebrate victories on women’s health issues with a focus on breast health issues. Art auction, prizes, contest. Sept. 30. 6:00 p.m. Pink Out Fundraiser. Tickets $15.

September 29-October 6. UNCG Events. Sept. 29. 10:00 a.m. Lecture: Visiting Artist Seth Riskin. EUC Auditorium. 5:00 p.m. Lecture: Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out. Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room. 7:30 p.m. “Oklahoma!” Aycock Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Lecture: How Large a Wave? The Outlook for the 2010 Midterm Elections. Weatherspoon. Sept. 30. 7:30 p.m. Concert: String Orchestra. Music Buildiing Recital Hall. Oct. 1. 7:30 p.m. Concert: UNCG Jazz Band & Jazz Ensemble. Music Building Recital Hall. Oct. 2. 12:00 p.m. WUAG Record & CD Sale. Weatherspoon. Oct. 4. 7:30 p.m. Concert: Pascal Rogé. Music Building Recital Hall. Oct. 5. 7:30 p.m. Science on Tap Lecture: Bats and Mice in Your Backyard. Green Bean. Oct. 5. 5:30 p.m. Lecture: Michael Rush. Weatherspoon. Oct. 5. 7:30 p.m. Concert: Symphonic Band. Aycock Auditorium. Oct. 6. 8:00 a.m. Health: Depression Screening. UNCG Psychology Clinic. Oct. 6. 7:30 p.m. Concert: University Band. Aycock Auditorium. Visit www.uncg.edu.

September 30. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mazuma Mingle. Greensboro. To draw attention and raise money for the issue of adolescent pregnancy prevention. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance. Contact Linda DeShazo at 274-2217 or Linda@gcapponline.org for more information.

October 1-10. Dixie Classic Fair UNLEASHED. Fairgrounds, Winston-Salem. Grandstand Entertainment:

Oct. 4. Jason Michael Carrol. Oct. 5. the Tams. Oct. 6. Tenth Avenue North. Clock Tower Stage. Oct. 1. Katelyn Marks. Oct. 2. Camel Cit Showcase. Oct. 4. Patrick Rock. Oct. 5. JD Higgins & George Hamilton IV. Oct. 6. Phase Band. Tickets $8-$4. www.dcfair.com.

October 1 & 22. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EPA Certification Classes. GTCC, Center for Business & Industry, 100 Bonner Rd. Gain North Carolina and EPA certification for remodeling, repair and paint work in buildings that potentially pose health hazards because of lead poisoning. Call 334-4822, Ext. 2268 or visit www. gtcc.edu.

October 1-2. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. October 3. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Quilt Show. Girls Scouts Carolina Peaks to Piedmont Learning Center, 1203 Francis Daly Ct,, Colfax. “Life’s Journey through Quilts.” Written appraisals $50.00 or verbal appraisals $25.00 each or 3 for $30.00. E-mail nevahart@verzion.net for more information.

October 1. 7:30 p.m. Public Lecture. GTCC, Koury Hospitality Careers Center, Rochelle Rd., Jamestown. Dr. Giovanni Fazio, a pioneer in infrared astronomy at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will give a free public lecture. His topic will be “Viewing the Universe with Infrared Eyes: The Spitzer Space Telescope.”

October 2. 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Big Sweep. 30 sites in Winston-Salem, including Peters Creek, Silas Creek, Salem Creek, Monarcas Creek, Mill Creek, Tanner’s Run, Salem Lake and the Yadkin River. Volunteers Needed to Clean Local Waterways. All supplies and lunch are provided. Visit www.kwsb.cityofws.org. For more information call 727-8000.

October 2-3. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Super Flea Market. Pavilion at the Greensboro Coliseum. Free admission. Visit www.superflea.com. October 2-3. 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 pm. October 3. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. GTS Importers and Wholesalers Jewelry & Accessories Expo. Special Events Center. Pre register or register at the door. Visit www.gtshows.com.

October 2. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Community Day. Barber Park, off Lee St., 1500 Dans Rd., Greensboro. Food, fun, free and open to the public. Vendor Cost is $60.Visit www.divineconnections.info.

October 5. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Foster & Adoptive Parent Open House. The Children’s Home, Inc, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem. Learn about Traditional, Therapeutic, Respite, and Foster to Adopt Parenting! Visit in person, pick up applications, sign up for training. RSVP at 721-7699 or Lcoleman@tchome.org. Visit www.tchome.org.

October 5-8. National Depression Screening Day, Greensboro. Free confidential screenings. Oct. 5. 10:00 a.m. Willow Oaks Community Center, 1815 Everitt St. 4:00 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Rd. Oct. 6. 10:00 a.m. Senior Resources, 301 E. Washington St. 8:00 a.m. UNCG Psychology Clinic, 1100

W. Market St., 3rd Floor. 373-1402.

October 6. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Armed Service Blood Program. Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. For more information visit www. militaryblood.dod.mil.

October 6. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. History of American

Furniture Styles, High Point Museum. October 6.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Southeastern Genealogists’ Book Shelf /

PastTimes Book Club meeting. First floor, Children’s Story

Room, High Point Public Library. E-mail larry.cates@

highpointnc.gov or call 883-3637 for more information.

October 6. 1:00-4:00 p.m. safeTALK -Suicide Awareness

Training. Greensboro Central Library, 219 N.

Church St. Free. Do you want to learn signs to help identify someone who might be having thoughts of suicide? Register at www.mhag.org or call 373-1402.

Now through 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.

Going on now. WCWG-TV Real Value School Fundraiser.

The $10 Real Value Coupon book was created by WCWG-TV to help schools raise much needed money. One-hundred percent of the money is kept by the schools. The coupon book is filled with over 130 coupons, and includes over $1,000 in free or buy one get one free offers.

( animals )

October 2. 6:30-10:30 p.m. SPCA Masquerade Ball Fundraiser. Embassy Suites Hotel, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro. Cocktail hour/registration, live music, silent auction. Tickets $65 per person and are available at www.triadspca.org. Company sponsorships as well as individual tickets can be purchased.

October 3. 2:00-5:00 p.m. Blessing of the Animals Festival. St. Francis Episcopal Church’, 3506 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. In addition to the traditional blessing, a host of animal-related activities will be offered. The public is welcomed at no cost.

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.

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