( music )

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 Café 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

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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.

Thursdays. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Weekly Jam Sessions. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free, all ages welcome. Also held every Saturday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Downtown Cinema Theatre, 142 N. Main St., Mount Airy, followed by a live WPAQ radio broadcast of the Merry-Go- Round program. For information contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

( new age )

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 nonjudgmental, 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

( kids/teens )

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

December 11. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Polar Express Day. The Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N Church St. Children are invited to come dressed in their pj’s and enjoy special story time of the Polar Express, model train activities, arts, crafts and winter wonderland fun. Call 336- 574-2898 or visit

December 15. 3:30 pm. Simply Storytime with Mrs. Claus. The Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N Church St. Free with admission or membership. For more information, call 336-574-2898 or visit

December 18. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Gingerbread Jamboree! The Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N Church St. The Gingerbread Baby Storytime. Make your own gingerbread house to take home. For more information, call 336- 574-2898 or visit

December 18. 10:00 am. 2010 Pokémon City Championships. Comfort Suites Greensboro, 7619 Thorndike Rd. Local Pokémon players have the opportunity to test their Pokémon trading card game skills, strategy, and creativity while competing for various prizes. For more information, visit www.pokemon. com/us/organized-play.

December 22-23, 28-30, & January 3. Artventure Days. The Center for Visual Artists, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro. Art-filled days for Pre-K through 5th grade students when Guilford County Schools are out for Winter Break. Call 336-333-7475 or visit

December 28 – January 31. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Kwanzaa Crafts in Creation Station. The Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N Church St. Stop by Creation Station to make traditional Kwanzaa crafts. For more information, call 336-574-2898 or visit December 30. 11:45 am. New Year’s Rockin’ Eve “Eve Party” with Big Bang Boom. The Greensboro Children’s

Museum, 220 N Church St. Kids can romp and stomp and boogie on this day with Big Bang Boom as we countdown to “Noon” Year’s Eve Eve! For more information, call 336-574-2898 or visit www.

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.

Now through May 2011. Acting Program. The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem. For children PreK through 12th Grade. New this year are Specialty Electives for 6th through 12th Grade! For class schedules, registration and tuition information visit

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

Tuesdays. 3:30 p.m. Culture of Color Program.

Greensboro Children’s Museum.

220 N. Church St. For more information call 574-2898 or visit

Wednesdays. 3:30 p.m. Wee Little Kids on the Ball Program (ages 3-5 yrs). Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. Get your kids moving in a fun way using kid-sized exercise balls! No pre-registration necessary. For more information call 574- 2898 or visit

Thursdays. 3:30 p.m. Simply Story Time. Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. Enjoy special story time in the Theater. For more information call 574-2898 or visit

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

Saturdays & Sundays. All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm Family Days. 7850-B Clinard Farms Rd., High Point. Adults $6, children and seniors $5. No appt. necessary. Cash and checks only. Call 454-5651 or visit www. for more information. Save the farm from closing!

Saturdays, Sundays, & Guilford County Schools Holidays. 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Indiana Bones and Survival Science Spectacular. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. Indiana Bones shows how putting the knowledge of science to work has gotten him out of some pretty tough jams. Visit

( leagues/clubs )

December 11. 9:30 pm. The Official Beard and Moustache Club of North Carolina Holiday Fete. FlatIron, 221 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Holiday fun and moustachesoaking foamy pints along with beards, moustaches, and jammin’ tunes. For more information, call 336-272-7774.

Ongoing. Support Group Meetings. Mental Health Association in Greensboro. 330 S. Greene St., Suite B12. For a complete schedule of meetings call 336- 373-1402 or visit

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.

Tuesdays. 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Series 7 Poker League at Zion Bar & Grille, 5601 Roanne Way, Greensboro. Lots of fun and great food. Call 834-1899 for more information.

Wednesdays. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Triad Toastmasters Club. Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. Open to residents 18 and older who are interested in improving their speaking, presentation and/or leadership skills. For more information, call 336-508-5870 or visit

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

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

( sports )

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

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 for more information.

( etc. )

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 10-11. 7:30 pm. Maafa/Kuumba. Caldcleugh

Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Annual Kwanzaa performance event presented by We Are One cultural arts project. For more information, call 336.373.5881 or visit

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.

December 11. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Hinshaw Holiday Market.

Hinshaw UMC. 4501 High Point Rd., Greensboro.

Local non-profits selling arts, crafts, holiday gifts, baked goods, and more. Call 336-323-0850 for more information.

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.

December 19. 6:00-8:00 pm. Drive-Through Nativity. Lutheran Church of Our Father, 3304 Groometown Rd., Greensboro. Six live scenes complete with live animals from the Christmas Story. Donations of canned and nonperishabe food will be accepted. For more information, call 336.299.4061 or visit

December 31. 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Chris Wiles’ 7th Annual Happy Wheeew Year Comedy Show. Odeon Theater, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Lee St. Early show proceeds benefit the KT Foundation. For more information, visit or www.

Now through 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

Now through December 22. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Mon-Sat, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Sun. The Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild 23rd Annual Christmas Store. 810 J North Main St., Kernersville. Next to East Coast Wings. Call 996-0441 for more information.

Now through December 22. Step Aerobics class. City

Arts Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St. Greensboro. 336-373-5881.

Now through December 31. Applications Accepted for City of Winston-Salem University. Marketing & Communications Department in City Hall, 101 N. Main St. Suite 336, Winston-Salem. The application will also be posted online at For more information, call 727-8000.

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. March-October. Cline Observatory is

open for free telescopic views every Friday night (weather permitting), beginning half an hour after sunset. Information at 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

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