( music )

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 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 Caf’, 411 West Fourth St, Winston-Salem. Triad Songwriters Showcase presented by The Community Arts Caf’ 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.

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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 10. 7:30 pm. Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concert. Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro.

Featuring the 70s pop rock band Orleans. Free with canned food donations.

For more information, call 336-841-8888 or visit

December 11. 7:30 pm. Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concert. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston- Salem. Featuring the 70s pop rock band Orleans. Free with canned food donations. For more information, call 336-841-8888 or visit

December 11. 8:00 pm. Holiday Concert with Larry Kirwan, Hammered Dulcimer. The Underground Theatre, 411 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem. A special holiday concert of classical, folk and seasonal music. Call the Community Arts Caf’ at 336-793-8000 to purchase advance tickets or for more information. 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.

December 11 & 13. 8:00 pm Sat, 7:30 pm Mon. Bel Canto Company presents Rejoice! Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N Holden Rd, Greensboro. Premier chorus features exciting repertoire and new discounts for its most popular concert. Tickets and more information at www.belcantocompany. com or by calling 336-333-2220.

December 16. 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm. The Delfonics, Blue Sand Band, and Sequence. Centennial Station, 121 South Centennial Street, High Point. Fundraiser event hosting local and nationally known recording artists. For tickets and more information, call 336- 370-9666.

December 17. 8:30 pm. Matt Kendrick and Chris Murrell. The Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St, Winston- Salem. Swing to the sounds of popular local Jazz musicians. For tickets or more information, call 336-747-1414.

Mondays. 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Open Jam. Walker’s Bar. 2116 Walker Ave., Greensboro. Bring your own instruments, PA and drums provided. Hosts Chris Carroll and Mark Harrison. For more information call 420-7711.

Wednesdays. 7:00-9:00 p.m. High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Open Bluegrass Jams. First, third & fifth Wednesdays at the Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro in the rehearsal room. Second & forth Wednesdays at icoffee in Summerfield, intersection of 150 W. & Lake Brandt Rd. For more information visit www.

First Wednesdays. 7:45-9:30 pm. Triangle Jazz Orchestra Open Rehearsal. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro. 17-piece band rehearsal open to listeners and swing dancers alike. Thursdays. Youth Music Lessons. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo Lessons for kids. Master musician Jim Vipperman of Vip’s

Violins teaches fiddle at 5:30 p.m., and guitar and banjo at 6:15 p.m. No sign-up is required and instruments are available for use during the lessons. For more information call 786-7998.

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 www.EasternMusicFestival. org.

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 www.

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 www.

( kids/teens )

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 www.LunchMoney- 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.

December 4-5. 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Michele M. Manderine signs her children’s book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. The Potting Shed, 4725 Yadkinville Rd., Pfafftown. Part of the Christmas Open House.

Free toys for children with book purchase. Call 922-1400 for information.

December 11. 8:00 am. Breakfast with Santa. Food Court, Hanes Mall, Winston- Salem. Story time with Mrs. Claus, a Holiday Craft and Breakfast with Santa. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army and get free admission. Please RSVP to 765-8323 or 765-8321 by December 6.

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

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.

( 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.

Fourth Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Herbal Thyme Guild. Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Sept. 28: Kathy Ryan, of New York Butchers presents “Herbal Cheese and More.” Visitors Welcome.

Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club. Hiking, biking, kayaking and/or social outings.

Since 1982. For more information, visit

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.

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

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,

the special guest speaker at the annual “Christmas Party.” For more information, call 336-375-1218 or visit www.

December 4. 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Gifted Holiday Market. The Childcare Network, 1405 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro. Unique holiday gifts and d’cor, 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.

December 5. 8:00 pm. Sonic Records Camera Crew Appearance. McPherson’s, 5710 High Point Rd., Greensboro. Camera crew from SonicRecordsChannel, which features videos from artists and auditions. For more information or to appear on the channel, email or call 336-760-9575.

December 8. 6:00 pm. Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service. Hayworth Chapel, High Point University. Followed by tree lighting and carols. The service will also be broadcast live over the internet. For more information, visit or call 336-841-4530.

December 9. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Improvised Explosives Training Seminar. Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown Campus, Sears Applied Technologies Building, 601 High Point Rd, Jamestown. Attendees will witness demonstrations and receive briefings on the hazards of homemade explosives. Call 336-373-2878.

December 10-23. Christmas Castle. Castle Mc-

Culloch, 3925 Kivett Dr, Jamestown. Acts including ice

skaters, carolers, and Santa Claus perform throughout

the indoor/outdoor Christmas trail at the largest live Christmas event in the Triad. www.christmascastlenc. com.

December 12. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Holiday Arts & Crafts at the Market. Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, Greensboro. Unique gift items including pottery, jewelry, holiday ornaments, and more made by over 100 local artists and craftsmen. For more information, call 336-373-2961, or visit www.

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,, which lists holiday events, an online shopping showcase and merchant specials.

Now through January 2. Festival of Lights. Tanglewood

Park, Clemmons. A four mile route consisting of

180 light displays. For more information, call 336-778- 6300 or visit

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, or call 336-288-3769.

Saturdays through December 18. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Green Saturday Shopping. Downtown Greensboro. Green Saturdays encourage shopping local with free tote bags, hospitality, and merchant specials. For more information, call 336-379-0060 x 22 or visit www.

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

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.

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.

( 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.

Daily. 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. Animal Discovery Keeper Talks. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. For more information visit

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