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October 7-10. The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Silk Hope. The festival will feature more than 50 bands and performers, local crafts, delicious food, various children’s activities, environmental sustainability workshops, and more. Visit www. shakorihills.org. for tickets and information. Tickets $12 to $100.

October 7. 7:30 p.m. The Smart Brothers and Now You See Them. Green Bean, 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Cover charge: $3 donation. Award-winning troubadours The Smart Brothers bring their newly released album and upbeat Americana show to Greensboro on their way to the Shakori Hills Music Festival in Pittsboro. Visit www.thesmartbrothers.com.

October 9. 7:30 p.m. Aggie Homecoming Concert. Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets: $34.50 & $39.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or at the Coliseum box office. Performances by Drake, Rick Ross, Chrisette Michele, J-Cole and Cali Swag District.

October 9. 8:00 p.m. Acoustic Alchemy. High Point Theatre. Professional Artists Series for 2010-2011 will kick off with a live concert by jazz pioneers Acoustic Alchemy. Visit www.highpointtheatre.com for more information.

October 10. 7:30 p.m. Fall Choral Concert. Hannah Brown Finch Chapel, Greensboro College. The concert is open to the public; admission is free.

October 12-13. 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. Greensboro Symphony School Concert.

War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum. Call 335-

5456 for tickets. For more information visit www.greensborosymphony.org.

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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 )

October 9. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. October 10. 12:00-6:00 p.m. Annual Harvest Festival. Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Ln., Dobson. Cat/ Children’s book author, Michele Marlene Manderine, will be signing and selling her book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. She will also be selling her handmade, one of a kind, “Tristan” cat/dog afghans. Call 366-4724.

October 9. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pumpkin Palooza Party. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Kids can decorate pumpkins, play pumpkin-themed games, make crafts, enjoy tasty pumpkin treats and watch the animals eat their pumpkin surprises! Free with general admission/membership.

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.

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 )

October 8. 8:00 p.m. Beardtoberfest. Greys Tavern, 343 S. Elm St., Greensboro. The Beard and Moustache Club of NC is hosting their annual Beardtobefest at Greys Tavern featuring Beards, Bands, Babes, Beers, Banjos, and Moustaches. Music by Brambling, Quiet Brace, Todd Vertical, Seymour’s Whirlygig, the Fabulous Foliculators and more.

October 13. 12:00 p.m. Archdale-Trinity Rotary Club Meeting. Messiah Too!, 102 Bonnie Pl., Archdale. Karl Hicks, Associate Commissioner of Men’s ACC Basketball, will address. Open to the public. To register call the chamber at 434-2073 by Oct. 11. Cost of the event is $10 per person, which includes lunch.

( sports )

October 9. 1:30-6:00 p.m. Marching Warrior Golf Tournament. Holly Ridge Golf Links, 7933 U.S. HWY 311 S., Archdale. $50 per person or $200-$175 per four person team. Games include closest to the pin, best & worst team, & more. For more information and registration contact Tee Vanlandingham at vanslanding@northstate.net or 689-6399 .

October 12-November 18. Water Fitness Aerobics. Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St., Greensboro. Ages 18 years and older. Class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45-6:30 p.m. The fee is $54 for the 6-week session. A written doctor’s authorization may be required. Call 375-2234.

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.

( etc. )

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.

October 8-10. Aggie Fanfest. War Memorial Stadium, Greensboro. Free admission. Oct. 8. 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Oct. 9. 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Oct. 10. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Aggie Fanfest welcomes more than 40,000 alumni, students, and friends to join the celebration throughout the weekend. Carnival games, rides, vendors, live music. Call 315-8301.

October 8. 6:00-10:00 p.m. An Evening with Trice. Hilton Garden Inn, Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem. Private book discussion and signing: “Playing the Hand You’re Dealt.” Door prizes, fun, food & beverages. October 9. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Breakfast with Trice. $10 per person. Contact Denise A. Smith at 765-1298 or denise. smith@hilton.com. Bring your book.

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.

Now through October 8. National Depression Screening Day, Greensboro. Free confidential screenings. 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 9. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fall Festival. Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Each year, the festival attracts over 5,000 people and admission is free of charge. For more information call 373-3819 or visit www.burmilpark.org. Free for kids, $5.00 for adults 16 and older.

October 9. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. HORSEPOWER’s Wild West Day. Piedmont Saddle Club/HORSEPOWER, 8001 Leabourne Rd., Colfax. A day of western-themed performances, games, and activities for the whole family. Come see a trick mule demonstration and some Cowboy action shooting! Call 931-1424 or visit www. horsepower.org.

October 9. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Women’s Business Expo. Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. The expo will be highlighting over twenty local businesses that can help women experience new ways to serve themselves, their families, and their community. Contact Palmico DeBerry at 987-7620 or odinhouseevents@gmail.com. October 9. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. SE Fun Fest. Hagan- Stone Park, Pleasant Garden. Chili cookers, children playing, lots of food and toe-tapping live music. FOX 8 Cindy Farmer Master of Ceremonies. Free pony rides, larger inflatables, and fun activities. All proceeds from the event go to sponsoring youth programs and nonprofit organizations in the community.

October 9. 12:00-4:00 p.m. Hair Cut-A-Thon. Steel Roots Hair Salon, 1436 River Ridge Dr., Clemmons. Receive a haircut in exchange for a minimum donation to the NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’®! Call 778-2332 for more information.

Now through October 10. Dixie Classic Fair UN- LEASHED. Fairgrounds, Winston-Salem. Tickets $8-$4. www.dcfair.com.

October 10. Triad Sports Car Club Autocross. Lee Street Parking Lot, Greensboro. Tickets n/a. To enter contact the Triad Sports Car Club at 998-6501.

October 13. 12:30-4:30 p.m. AARP Safe Driving class for seniors. Smith Senior Center, 401 Fairview St., Greensboro. The cost is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-members. Space is limited to 20 seniors. To register call 375-2234.

Now through October 15. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is accepting applications and scheduling interviews for those interested in the 2011 Guilford County Master Gardeners Volunteer program. October 15 deadline. Call 375-5876.

( animals )

October 9. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Indoor/Outdoor adoption fair. Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro. Come find a new best friend at Ruff Love Dog Rescue. For more information go to www.ruffloverescue.com.

October 11. 5:00-9:00 p.m. Help Homeless Animals.

McAlister’s Deli, 1603 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro.

A percentage of your dinner purchase will be donated to the Animal Rescue & Foster Program to help them provide medical care for orphaned puppies and kittens this winter. Call 252-1000 or 574-9600.

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