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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.

December 23. 8:00 pm. NYC-GSO: Improvised

Music with Martin Hundley, Justin Poindexter, Paul Defiglia, and Ben Jensen. The Green Bean. 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Compelling jazz quartet returns from New York for a show focusing on the blues. For more information, call 336.691.9990.

December 31. 7:30 pm. Crystal Bright Performance. Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

Crystal Bright of Greensboro, and recent winner of the Triangle Talent Search, will be performing with the NC Symphony. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.ncsymphony.org.

January 6. 7:00 pm. Jazz Loft Project.

Community Arts Café, 411 West

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Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Following

the presentation, Ronnie Free and his trio will perform, and Sam Stephenson will sign copies of his book. Visit www. jazzloftproject.org or email piedmontjazzalliance@gmail.com for more information.

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.highlonesomestrings.org.

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.

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 Li brary

,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 www.networkthelight.net.

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.center4holistichealing.com.


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.triadlighttouch.com.

( kids/teens )

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 www.gcmuseum.com.

December 18. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Jingle Bells. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. A Music Makers event where kids will listen to, play, and make things that jingle, jangle and ring. For more information, call 919.834.4040 or visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org.

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 www.gcmuseum.com.

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 www.greensboroart.org.

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 www.gcmuseum.com.

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.

gcmuseum.com.

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 www.childrenstheatrews.org.

Ongoing. Daily at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. OmniSphere 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 www.natsci.org 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 www.greenhillcenter.org.

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 www.gcmuseum.com.

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 www.gcmuseum.com.

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 www.gcmuseum.com.

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 youthsafe@gmail.com.

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. all-a-flutter.com 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 www.natsci.org.

( leagues/clubs )

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 www.mhag.org.

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. triadmentalhealth.org.

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.

nchearlingloss.org 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.

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 www.triadtm.org.

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

Since 1982. For more information, visit www.piedmonthikingandoutingclub.org.

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 merritt.rob@gmail.com or Hobart Jones at summersetva@aol.com, 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 annhardee@remax.net.

( sports )

January 11 – March 3. Tues. and Thurs. 5:45 – 6:30 pm. Water Fitness Aerobics

Classes. Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St., Greensboro. The class is open to all adults who want to improve and increase endurance, muscle tone, and body composition through water resistance. For more information, please call Smith Senior Center at 336-375-2234.

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. )

December 18. 7:30 pm. Winston-Salem Shuffle. Krankies Coffee, 211 East Third St., Winston-Salem. Bring your talent. All performances must be your original work or public domain. Cash and prizes awarded to the winner. www.krankiescoffee.com

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 non-perishabe food will be accepted. For more information, call 336.299.4061 or visit www. sedgefieldpresbyterian.org.

December 22. 8:00 pm. Stories for Clara. The Green Bean, 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro. A reading with Brian Clarey, Vishal Khanna and Eric Wilson. The suggested $5 donation will benefit Clara’s House, a Greensboro shelter for battered women and their children. For more information, call 336.691.9990.

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 www.ktfoundation.org or www. greensborocoliseum.com.

December. Bill of Rights Exhibit. Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro. Mayor Knight’s proclamation of Bill of Rights Day is on display along with a copy of the U.S. Senate’s editorial markup of the original 1789 Bill of Rights. www.greensborolibrary.org.

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 www.CountryChristmasTrain.com.

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 23. Christmas Castle. Castle McCulloch, 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. 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 www.CityofWS.org. 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, www.downtownindecember.org, 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 www.tanglewoodpark.org.

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 Greens boro

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.

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.downtowngreensboro.net.

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