( music )

November 26. 8:00 pm. Winter 2010 Compilation Release Party. Krankies, 211 East Third St, Winston-Salem. Free celebration for the Krankies Winter 2010 Compilation Release. www.

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,, or by calling 800-745-3000. More information please log onto November 30. 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Music from the UNCG University Band. Aycock Auditorium, corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets, Greensboro. For more information, call 336-334-3207.

Dcecmber 1. 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Music from the UNCG Wind Ensemble. Aycock Auditorium, corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets, Greensboro. For more information, call 336-334-3207.

December 2. 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Music from the UNCG Symphonic Band. Aycock Auditorium, corner of Spring

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Garden and Tate streets, Greensboro. For more information, call 336-334-3207.

December 3. 8:00 pm. Write Up Our Alley. The Underground Theatre at The Community Arts Café, 411 West Fourth St, Winston-Salem. Triad Songwriters Showcase presented by The Community Arts Café and the Nashville Songwriters Association. For more information, call 336-793-8000.

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@

December 5. 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Music from the UNCG Symphonic Orchestra. Aycock Auditorium, corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets, Greensboro. For more information, call 336-334-3207.

December 6. 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Music from the UNCG String Orchestra. Aycock Auditorium, corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets, Greensboro. For more information, call 336-334-3207.

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.

December 11. 8:30 pm. Joe Robinson

with special guest Diana Tuffin.

The Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem. “Jazzin’ Up the Holiday Season” with some of the Triad’s best jazz musicians. For tickets or more information, call 336-747-1414.

First Friday of each month. Late Night Live at Print Works Bistro, 702 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro. Enjoy live jazz music, dinner and drinks on the first Friday of each month. There is no cover charge. Visit

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

Ongoing. Online Open Mic Contest. 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

( 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.

Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Journey of the Spirit – an Experiential Lecture Series for the Triad. EBN Too, 406 State St, Greensboro. Guest speakers from different spiritual paths present in a non-judgmental, intellectual, and friendly atmosphere. For information, call 336-423-2091 or visit Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga for All. Center for Holistic Healing, High Point. The practice of yoga benefits all people–regardless of age, size, or physical fitness. For more information and other class schedules call 841-4307 or visit
 Ongoing Classes. Triad Light Touch, 1515 W. Cornwallis Dr., Suite 201 in

The Center for Body Health, Greensboro. For more information call 420- 2398 or visit

( kids/teens )

November 27. 8:00 – 10:30 am. Breakfast with Santa. Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro, 5603 Hilltop Rd, Jamestown. A scrumptious breakfast and a chance to hang out with Santa. For more information, call 856- 0330, or visit

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

December 4. 11:00 am. Lunch Money. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro. Lunch Money is an indie-pop kids group with whimsical songs that are fun for all ages. Come early for the SuperFun Saturday Sampler. Visit and

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

Event: No Suggestion, No Opinions,

No Innuendo – Give Me Truth!

Borders Book Store, 3605 Highpoint Rd, Greensboro. Open forum discussion with author and poet, Doreen Lettsome Reid. Find Doreen Reid on Facebook or email to submit a discussion topic or learn more.

December 4. 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Christmas Hayride and Bonfire. Kopper Top Life Learning Center, 6657 Kimesville Rd, Liberty. Interact with farm animals, go for a hayride, and roast marshmallows. For more information, call 565-9723.

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.

Ongoing. Daily at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm,

2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Omni- Sphere Shows. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. an exciting new line-up of full dome, 3D and laser shows with lower admission prices. Visit for show schedule and full descriptions.

Mondays. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Red Yellow

and Blue Mondays. Green Hill Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Art making fun for the little ones. $5 per adult, $5 per child. Green Hill members free. For more information visit

( 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.

Third Monday of every month. 1:00 & 6:45 p.m. Hearing Loss Association. South Fork Community Center, 4403 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem. Chance to meet, discuss and learn abou the challenges that face the hard-of-hearing community. For more information visit www. or call 788-6012.

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..

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 or Hobart Jones at, 710-0139.

( 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

( etc. )

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,

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

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 November 27. 1:00-4:00 pm. Sue Falcone Book Signing. Borders, 3605 Highpoint Rd, Greensboro. Inspirational speaker and author Sue Falcone signs copies of her book The Lighthouse of Hope : A Day be Day Journey to Fear Free Living.

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.

November 30. 6:30 pm. President Bill Clinton to speak on “Embracing Our Common Humanity”. Greensboro Coliseum Arena, 1921 West Lee Street, Greensboro. Tickets are available at the Greensboro Coliseum Advance Box Office, online at and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

December 1. 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Going Green from the Ground Up. Greensboro College, Finch Chapel. Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, discusses his efforts to make Greensburg the “greenest city in America.” Free and open to the public. www.

December 1. 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Lecture: Norris Krueger, Max Planck Institute, on Social Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Room 41, Bryan Building, UNCG. Free and open to the public, reception follows. For more information, call 336-334-3207.

December 2. 7:30 am. 2010 Education Summit. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro. Presentation of the 2010 Education Matters Report including important

information about our students, teachers, and schools.

December 3. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Guilford College Adult Degree Program Open House. Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro. Advisers and transfer counselors will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. For more information, visit or call (336) C-R-E-D-I-T-S (273-3487).

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 or call 336.274.4595.

December 4. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Book signing with Michele Manderine at The 1st Annual Christmas Open House. The Hampton Inn, Burmuda Run, Kinderton, 196 NC Hwy 801, Advance. Michele will be signing copies of her book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat” and selling her handmade cat and dog Afghans. Call 998-7207 for more information.

Decemer 4. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Sue Falcone Special Guest Speaker at Trinity Church Women’s Ministry Event. 5200 West Friendly Ave, Greensboro. Motivational speaker and author, “Simply” Sue, will be the special guest speaker at the annual “Christmas Party.” For more information, call 336-375-1218 or visit www.

December 4. 12:00 pm Р4:00 pm. Gifted Holiday Market. The Childcare Network, 1405 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro. Unique holiday gifts and d̩cor, plus pictures with Santa. For information, call 336-707-4826.

December 4. 5:00-8:00 pm. Frank Lato Book Signing. Borders, 3605 Highpoint Rd, Greensboro. Author and speaker Frank Lato signs copies of his new book Tobacco Road : How to choose not to use.

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.

( animals )

December 4. 8:00 – 9:00 am. Shape Up for Kittens and Pups. Foundation Fitness, 1400 Battleground Ave, Greensboro. Special group workout for all fitness levels benefiting the Animal Rescue and Foster Program.

December 4. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Deck the Stalls. Anderson

Farms, 309 Craven Dr, Thomasville. Holiday

bonfire and chili dinner benefiting the rescue horses of SHERR. For details and to RSVP visit

December 4. 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Shop for the Holidays

and Help Spay and Neuter Homeless Animals. Ten Thousand Villages, Jefferson Village, New Garden Rd, Greensboro. Enjoy refreshments and shopping, and 15% of your purchase will benefit the Animal Rescue and Foster Program.

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

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