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November 18. 7:00 – 10:00 pm. The Josh Tillman Trio. SECCA. 750 Marguerite Drive. Josh Tillman, an adjunct professor of music at Winston-Salem State University, will be performing with two other musicians for the opening of two exhibitions at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. www.secca.org.

November 20. 7:00 pm. Messiah Rocks. Broadway Series South. Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 Info at 919.831.6060, Ticketmaster.com, or 1-800- 982-ARTS.

November 22. 7:00 pm. Community benefit concert and jam session. Warehouse Wired Recording Studios, 2864 Hoover Hill Rd., Trinity. Donations of money and musical instruments will benefit the Angel Band Foundation and FODFEST in the Schools programs. For more information email hutchens@northstate.net or call (336) 847-9517.

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November 29. Mannheim Steamroller 25th Christmas Anniversary Tour. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. Tickets start at $44 and can be purchased at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Box office, www.broadwayseriessouth.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

More information please log onto www. mannheimsteamroller.com.

December 3 & 7. 7:30pm. NC Symphony Choral Ensembles. High Point University. Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Complimentary tickets (limit two) are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis by contacting 336-841-4587 or jpayne@highpoint.edu.

December 7, 7:30pm. “Swingle Bells.” Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. The concert features vocalist Martha Bassett with the Giannini Brass and the Christmas Jazz All Stars. Tickets $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for children. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (336) 721-7350.

Now through December 5. 5:30-6:30. Tam Tam Mandingue offers African Drum Classes.. Golden Flower Tai Chi Center located at 612 N. Trade St. W-S from. We teach traditional rhythms, no experience is necessary. For more information, please call us at 336-774-3898 or visit www.ttmws.com.

Ongoing. Online Open Mic Contest. NCHipHopConnect.com. A grassroots initiative designed to spotlight some of the state’s best unknown rappers. Record a short video rhyming their own 16-bar verse and send the video to ncsweet16s@ gmail.com.

( new age )

4th Tuesday of each month. Herbal Thyme Guild, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library ,1420 Price Park Rd. Greensboro..7 pm.

Nov. 23, Program: Make Holiday Wreaths- Fun, Simple, Beautiful. Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd. GB. Visitors Welcome. 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 )

November 20. 10:00am-3:00pm. National Adoption Day Carnival. Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 North Church Street Greensboro. This carnival themed day will include activities and crafts as well as three information sessions for adoptive or foster families and anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting a child. 336.574.2898. www.gcmusueum. com

November 20. 1:00-3:00 pm. “Behind the Mask: A Workshop for Children”. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, 301 W 4th St, Winston-Salem. A mask-making workshop for children ages 5-12 presented by the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest. $7 per child, $5 for Museum of Anthropology Friends. 336-722-0340. www.associatedartists.org

November 20. 3:30-5:30pm. Future Cents Year End Bash. Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Greensboro. Free. Teen Money Management Program Future Cents is a Greensboro Public Library financial

education project for young people. As the program winds down for the 2010 season, the Library is hosting a celebration for teens and their families. For more information on the Future Cents program visit www. myfuturecents.com.

November 20. 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Book signing with Michele Marlene Manderine. The Holy Catholic Church’s Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, 4280 Kinnamon Road, Clemmons. Local Clemmons children’s book author and illustrator will sign copies of her book “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. For more information, call 778-2045.

November 21. 1:00-6:00 pm. Book signing with Michele Marlene Manderine. The Open House Downtown Mocksville, 151 N. Main Street, Mocksville. Children’s book author and illustrator will sign copies of her book “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. For more information, call 753-1503.

November 29 – December 24. 4:00 pm daily. Laser Holidays – Special Holiday OmniSphere Show. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. www. natsci.org

December 4. 1:00-4:00 pm. Teen Challenge

Event. Borders Book Store, 3605

Highpoint Rd, Greensboro. Open forum dis cussion

with author and poet, Doreen Lettsome

Reid. Find Doreen Reid on Facebook or email doreenreid6@aol.com to submit a discussion topic or learn more.

December 11. 8:30 am-11:30 pm. Santa Safari. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. Reservations begin Nov. 15 and closes Dec. 6. For more information, call 336-288-3769 x315 or email tcooke@natsci.org.

( sports )

Now through November 30. Women’s Basketball League registration. Greensboro. The league is open to adults, ages 18 years and older. League play includes ten regular season games on Monday through Thursday nights. To learn more about the year-round programs and facilities of the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department, please call 336-373-2574 or visit online at www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure.

Now through 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.

Ongoing. Greensboro REI Store Classes & Events. 3334 West Friendly Ave., Ste. 140. For more information call 323-3117. For a list of events visit www.rei.com/stores/108.

Ongoing through March 2011. Trout Fishing. Lake Higgins Watershed Park, Greensboro. Lake Higgins Watershed Park will offer trout fishing at the Taylor Turner Hatchery Pond for anglers of all ages.The fee is $1.00 to fish in the pond and $3.75 per pound of fish caught. All fish caught must be weighed and kept. For more information, please call the Lake Higgins marina at 336-373-3739.

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. )

Now through November 21. Universoul Circus. 3146-3200 Freedom Dr. Charlotte. For 6 pulse-pounding days in November, there will not be a more exciting, thrilling, or fun-filled place on earth than right here. Tickets prices $12 to $27.00. Children under 1 are FREE All tickets available by Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

November 17-18. 7:00 p.m. Faith Explosion.

Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church. 5095 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem. The public is invited to come and experience powerful preaching and teaching at this Faith Explosion. For further information, contact the church at 336-661-0226.

November 17. 10:00am. High Point Museum

Guild Hosts Little Red Schoolhouse Program. High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Museum Board Chair and High Point historian, Anne Andrews recalls the early days of the Little Red Schoolhouse. Andrews, should know firsthand because she was a student there. www.highpointmuseum.org. November 18. 7:30 – 9:00 am. “Made in the Triad” Business Breakfast. Presented by NewBridge Bank and WFMY News 2. Dea con

Tower, South Lounge, 499 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem. Free and open to the public, but reservations are required and space is limited. Those interested in attending may email tyson.hammer@newbridgebank.com.

November 19. 7:00pm. Jacqueline St. Joan Book Signing, Reception and Reading. Community Arts Café, 411 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem. Press 53 will present the book My Sisters Made Of Light with a signing, reading and reception for the author, Jacqueline St. Joan, an award-winning poet and writer. More information www. CommunityArtsCafe.com.

November 20. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Celebration marks first year of Future Cents: Smart Money Starts Here. The Greensboro Public Library. 219 N. Church St., Greensboro Food, fun and prizes for teens and their families Will feature announcement of the iPAD winner, given to one teen who attended all of the financial workshops that were offered to the public.

November 21-21. Triad Antique & Collectible

Hobby and Sportcard Show.

Greensboro Coliseum, Special Event Center. Over 180 dealers from several states selling, trading and buying. You will find antique to modern collectible toys, vintage to new sportscards & sports memorabilia including

NASCAR diecast & collectibles. More info at insidepitch.

com or 919-553-4285.

November 20-21. 2010 Festival of Trees. Education Building, Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 2-12. Tickets at door. Free parking.

November 23. 11:00am-12:30pm. Election results and analysis with the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women. Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club. Guests welcome. Optional lunch. For more information contact Libby Kendrick, 643-3066.

November 26. 10:00am-3:00pm. Really Really Free Market. Legitimate Business, 1317 Grove Street, Greensboro. The Really Really Free Market is held in conjunction with Buy Nothing Day, in order to reject, en masse, blatant over-consumption,. The Really REALLY Free Market is a free goods exchange. Contact: kathyclark, 336.409.9195, kathyvoxpop@hotmail.com

November 26 – 28. Fri. 9:00-7:00, Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 11:00-5:00. 37th annual Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival. Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. One-of-a-kind shopping destination for great holiday gifts and decorations. Buy tickets and find more information at www.ChristmasClassic.com.

November 26 – December 19. 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The 2nd Annual Country Christmas Train. Denton FarmPark, 4259 Handy Road, off N.C. Hwy. 49 south of Asheboro. For more information or to register a group, call 336-859-2755 or visit www. CountryChristmasTrain.com.

November 29-30. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Natural Science

Center Thesaurus Shoppe Holiday Sale. 4301

Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. Exclusive 40% off sale for

Natural Science Center Members. www.natsci.org

November 30. 6:30 pm. President Bill Clinton “Embracing Our Common Humanity”. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 West Lee Street, Greensboro. Presented by the Bryan Series and Guilford College. For more information, call 336-316-2852 or email thebryanseries@guilford.edu. December 3. 6:00-9:00pm. Festival of Lights, Elm Street, Greensboro. The 22nd annual downtown festival kicks off the holiday season with a musical stroll along Elm Street, in downtown Greensboro. For more information about the Festival of Lights and the entertainments, please visit www.FestivalOfLightsGso.org or call 336.274.4595.

December 4. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Candlefest at the Greensboro Arboretum. W. Market Street, Greensboro. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as you stroll along

the walkways, lined with over 3,500 luminaries. Canned goods collected by Girl Scout Service Unit #148 to benefit the Greensboro Urban Ministry. For more information, call 336-373-2577.

Feburary 5. International Civil Rights Center & Museum 51st Anniversary Gala. Joseph S. Koury Convention Center. Anniversary of the first F. W. Woolworth’s sit-in demonstration with a gala dinner and awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit Museum operations and programming. Info at 336-274-9199, ext. 235 or pglass@ sitinmovement.org.

Now through January 1. ‘Downtown in December’ Offers a One-Stop Entertainment, Shopping and Dining Destination for Area Residents and Visitors. The initiative includes a dedicated website, www.downtownindecember.org, which lists holiday events, an online shopping showcase and merchant specials.

Now through March 16. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Bodies Revealed. Traveling exhibit at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. A fascinating exhibit that respectfully displays more than a dozen real human bodies. For more information, visit www.natsci.org, www.bodiesgreensboro.com or call 336-288-3769.

Third Thursday. 7:30-9pm. Triad Story Exchange. City

Arts Conference Room (Suite 101) at the Greensboro

Cultural Center, Greensboro. Inviting storytellers and would be storytellers of all ages and experience to join in. Share stories, give positive performance tips and spark ideas for new flights of story fancy. For more information call 336-373-2731.

Ongoing. During March-October. Cline Observatory is open for free telescopic views every Friday night (weather permitting), beginning half an hour after sunset. Information at www.gtcc.edu/observatory or 334-4822, ext. 2620. During November-February. Cline Observatory is open for free telescopic views every Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

Ongoing. The Women’s Resource Center Classes. 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Space is limited. Call 275- 6090 to register or visit www.womenscentergso.org.

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.

FaithAction is now offering new Beginning and Intermediate

courses in foreign languages. FaithAction International House, 705 N. Greene St., Greensboro.

Cost $65. For more information or to sign up for any of these language programs, please contact Ryan Nilsen at 379-0037 ext. 1 or by e-mail at rnilsen@faihouse.org. Register online at http://faihouse.org/learn/classes/. Ongoing. Classes, computer classes, book clubs, discussions, business and career services, story times, after school enrichment, children’s puppet shows

and movies, family fun and arts & crafts are offered at the Greensboro Public Libraries (all branches). For information on these events call 373-2471 or visit www. greensborolibrary.org.

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