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( music )

October 22.Greensboro Symphony Sitkovetsky Series, Music Building, UNCG. 8-9:30 p.m. Concert featuring Julie Albers. For tickets, contact the Greensboro Symphony Box Office at (336) 335-5456, ext 224.

October 22. Philharmonia of Greensboro. Dana Auditorium. Guilford College. 7:30 pm. Robert Gutter – Conductor. Free

October 23.UNCSA Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Performance under direction of James Allbritten .Tickets are are available through the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 or online at www.uncsa.edu/ performances

October 23. Greensboro Youth Chorus. Christ United Methodist Church. 410 N Holden Road, Greensboro. 7:30 pm. Free

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.

October 26 .Aaron Lee’s Ukulele by Bicycle Tour. The Green Bean, 341 S.Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401. 336-691-9990. Original ukulele music. Lee is on a bicycle concert tour of the east coast. More info at ukulelebybicycle.blogspot.com

October 30. Eric Robertson, of the Boston Boys, 232 S Elm Street, Greensboro. The Listening Room:

A Series of Intimate Concerts, presented by Eastern Music Festival and Triad Stage, will feature singer/songwriter Eric Robertson of the Boston Boys at 8:00pm at the UpStage Cabaret. More information at www.easternmusicfestival.org ( new age )

4th Tuesday of each month. Herbal Thyme Guild, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library ,1420 Price Park Rd. Greensboro.. 7pm October 26, Kevin Dowling of the NC Ag Extension Master Gardener’s Program will speak on “Herb, Flower, and Vegetable Seed Collecting and No Till Gardening..” 685-9135.

Every Monday. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Meditation Techniques and Contemplative Practices. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro. Park opposite the church. For details call 379-1000.

( kids/teens )

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.

October 22-24. 37th annual Carolina BalloonFest, Statesville Regional Airport.. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for age 5 and under. Wine tasting tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.carolinaballoonfest.com or at the gate.

October 30- December 11 .Gymnastics

for Kids With Special Needs, Tumblebees

Ultimate Gym, 6904 Downwind Rd. GSO.

12:30-1:15 ages under 5, 1:15-2:00 ages 5 and up. Open to kids with all needs, particularly Autism. Tuition is $89 for 6 week session, plus $35 registration fee for new members. Call 665-0662 for info or to register.

October 30. Infinicon. National Guard Armory.

2000 Silas Creek Prkwy Winston Salem.

Comic and toy show. There will be comics, toys, artists doing free sketches, a yugioh tournament, door prizes, raffles, and more! 10am to 5pm. Admission is $3 or $2 with FULL costume, Kids under 10 FREE. For more information visit www.infinicon.webs.com or call 315.420. 920.

( leagues/clubs )

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.

( etc. )

October 20. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Chocolate Festival. Eisenberg Social Hall, lower level of the Hanes Student Commons on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston- Salem. To benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, North Carolina Triad Affiliate. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for students. Call 770-3282.

October 26. The Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club featuring state legislative candidates, Starmount Forest Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Dr., Greensboro. Featuring Theresa Yon, Jon Hardister and Bill Randall as speakers. Optional lunch. Guests welcome. Libby Kendrick, 643-3066

October 21. Barack Obama and the Partisan Presidency, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG 7:30-9pm.Richard M. Skinner, a visiting

assistant professor at Rollins College, will deliver the

second of three addresses for “Obama at Midterm: Polarization

and Backlash.” For more information, contact Carrie Klamut at ceklamut@uncg.edu..

October 21. “Beyond Islamophobia: Breaking Down the Barriers,” Cone Ballroom B, Elliott University

Center. UNCG .7-9pm.Amer Ahmed, associate director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, serves as presenter and facilitator.

October 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 22. 8 p.m. Evening of Sidesplitting Silliness with “Metro Jethro” Jon Reep. High Point Theatre. Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets are available online at www.highpointtheatre.com or through the box office by calling 336-887-3001.

October 22nd. 9 a.m.Greensboro Fire Department hosts the Patriot Flag, a 30×58 foot – 60lb. American flag that will fly in all 50 states before it reaches its final destination. Ceremony at Fire Station 1 located at 1514 North Church Street. This event is open to the public.

October 23. the Grease Monkey Cancer Center Fundraiser. 2001 Pisgah Church Road, Greensboro. For the Moses Cone Health System Regional Cancer Center. As part of the fundraiser, the center will sell their Conventional Full Service Oil Change for $19.99 (normally $37.99) More information at angiew@greasemonkeyintl. com.

October 23. AARF Rummage Sale. 7 a.m-2 p.m. Parkway Presbyterian Church (Corner of Yorkshire & Silas Creek Pkwy). Admission is $2..00. Proceeds benefit rescued animals in our community.

October 24. 3p.m. Jim Minick author of The Blueberry

Years. O. Henry Hotel., 624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro. Friends of the Library author. For more information or to RSVP contact Beth Sheffield one week

in advance at 373-3617 or beth.sheffield@greensboronc.gov October 25. 7-8:30 p.m. Soviet Baby Boomers Talk about Their Lives, North Spencer Residence Hall Parlor, UNCG. Donald J. Raleigh, the Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, will speak on “Russia’s Sputnik Generation: Soviet Baby Boomers Talk about Their Lives.”

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