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January 28. 8:00 p.m. Write Up Our Alley: The Triad Songwriters Showcase. Underground Theatre of the Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. The showcase theme is “All Keyed Up,” with all writers performing on the piano. For tickets or more information, call 336-793-8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.

January 28. 8:30 pm. Solas. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. Solas is one of the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic bands ever. For more information, call 919.929.2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.

January 29. 8 p.m. T. Matthews Jackson Performance. Community Arts Café’s Underground Theatre. 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. A folk-rock group with easy-listening grooves and metaphorical lyrics. Sanders Willis opens the show. For tickets or more information, call 36-793- 8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.

January 29. 8:30 pm. Bettye LaVette. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. The influential soul singer is back as part of The ArtsCenter’s 8th annual American Roots Series. For more information, call 919.929.2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.

January 30. 5:00 pm. Mark Kroos Performance.

Center United Methodist Church, 6142 Lake Brandt Rd., Greensboro. Mark

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Kroos, a touring double neck guitarist, performs in a style, characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures and an incredible tapping technique. For more information, call 336-644-0990 or visit www.center-umc.com.

February 4. 8 p.m. Polecat Creek and Warren, Bodle & Allen Performance. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Concert features local favorites and benefits the Carolina Theatre. For tickets or more information, call 336.333.2605 or visit carolinatheatre.com.

February 6. 2:05 pm. Pillow Pops. Room 100, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Philharmonia of Greensboro concert presented by the Music Center. Free admission. For more information, visit www.city-arts.org.

February 8. 8 p.m. Piedmont Biofuels Founder Speaks on Sustainable Business. Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium, Guilford College, W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Author and social entrepreneur Lyle Estill will open a lecture series on sustainable economic development. For more information, call 336- 316-2335 or visit www.guilford.edu.

February 9. 7:30 p.m. UNCSA Jazz Ensemble Performs. Thrust Theatre, Performance Place, UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. School of Music faculty-artist Ron Rudkin directs a program featuring Big Band jazz. For tickets or reservations, call 336-721-1945 or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances.

February 12. 9 p.m. Valoween Masquerade

Ball. Bin 33, 324 S. Elm St., Greensboro. $10 tickets include live music from Doby and surprise live acts. For more information, visit facebook.com/bin33.

February 13. 6:05 pm. Sweet Sounds. Bur-Mil Park Clubhouse, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Greensboro Big Band concert presented by the Music Center. Free admission. For more information, visit www.city-arts.org.

February 18. 7:30 p.m. Tannahill Weavers. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. One of Scotland’s finest traditional bands performs as part of the Celtic Concert Series. For more information, call 919.929.2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.

Sundays through February 13. 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Beginner Level Drum Classes. Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, 612 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. Enjoy learning traditional rhythms from West Africa. No experience is necessary. For more information or to register, call 336.774.3898 or visit www.ttmws.com.

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.

First Tuesdays. 7:30 pm. Songwriters Open Mic Night. The Underground Theatre in the lower level of the Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Musicians are encouraged to share new songs for an evening of music and networking. Free admission. For more information, call 336-793-8000 or visit www. communityartscafe.com.

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.

First Wednesdays. 7:30 p.m. Nylon String Sessions. Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Nylon stringed instrumentalists are invited for a gathering and ‘play-in’ in a relaxed listening environment. For more information, call 336-793- 8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.

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. www. trianglejazzorchestra.com.

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.

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.

( new age )

February 4 and 18. 6:30 p.m. Living the Four Noble Truths: The Life of the Buddha and His Teachings. Yoga Gallery, 633 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. Class taught by WFU professor, Jarrod Whitaker. $10 suggested donation. For more information, or to sign up, call 336-655-7047.

February 11-13. Yoga Workshops. Yoga Gallery, 633 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. Master yoga teacher Doug Keller teaches special workshops. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. For more information, or to sign up, call 336-655-7047.

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 )

January 28-29. Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage in “Thomas Saves the Day.” Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. A musical adventure including railroad-themed songs and telling the story of Thomas and his engine friends. For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

January 29. 11:00 am. Dream Big! with Roger Day. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. A collection of songs for the whole family about dreaming big, singing loud and jumping high. For more information, call 919.929.2787 or visit www. artscenterlive.org.

February 2. 10:00 a.m. Groundhog Day. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Witness Woody, the NSC’s own groundhog, make his official prediction of whether spring will come early this year in Greensboro. Free with general admission and/or membership. For more information, visit www.natsci.org.

February 5. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Silly Saturday Pajama Jammy Jam. Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. Grab your slippers and teddy bears for activities including pillow-making, pillow case racing and classic bedtime stories. For more information, call 336-574-2898 or visit www.gcmuseum.com.

February 5-26. Fridays at 6:00 pm. Girl’s Club. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. A club for creative young ladies ages six and older. Projects include games, cooking lessons, quilting and more. For more information, call 336-373-5881.

February 6. 5:30-10 p.m. Youth First Hosts Super Bowl Party for Teens. Lindley Center, 2907 Springwood Dr., Greensboro.

Guilford county teens, ages 13-17, are invited to socialize with peers and enjoy refreshments while they watch the big game.

To register, or for more information, call the

Youth First office at 336-373-2934.

February 12. 11:00 a.m. The Owl & the Turtle. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. A show that entertains while it explores the issues of difference, peerpressure, and friendship. Presented by Rags To Riches Theatre for Young Audiences. For more information, call 919.929.2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.

February 14. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Summit. Greensboro Airport Marriott Hotel. A free event for community members willing to work together to create an action plan to implement practical solutions for teenage pregnancy challenges. For more information or to register, call 336.274.2217 or email linda@gcapponline.org.

February 18. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Seafest. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Kids will enjoy hands-on experiences and up-close encounters with marine creatures like horseshoe crabs, starfish and sea urchins at our annual “Celebration of the Sea.” For more information, visit www.natsci.org.

February – May. Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm. Home School Art Classes. Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Art classes offered for home school students ages 7-11 and 11-15. For more

information, call 336-629-0399 or visit www. randolphartsguild.com.

Going on now. Registration for Bur-Mil Park Spring Fling Camp. Camp runs April 20-21 for children ages 5-12, and include activities such as games, golf, crafts, wildlife education and more. For more information or to register, call 336-373-3805 or visit www.burmilpark.org.

Now through March 14. Mondays at 6:00 pm. Sound Technology Workshop. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. A course for ages twelve and older, covering the history of recorded music, acoustic science, music technology ad the proper use of recording devices. For more information, call 336-373-5881.

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, & 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.

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.

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.

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, 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Live DJ, $5 entry fee for nonmembers and $4 for members. For more information visit www.StudioB-GSO.com.

( sports )

Now through March 1. Adult Women’s Softball League Registration. League play will consist of 12 regular season games held on Tuesday-Thursday evenings.

Practices begin in late March. Women 18 years and older who are interested in participating should call 336-373- 2946 or email paula.boykin@greensboro-nc.gov.

Now through 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 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.

( etc. )

January 28. 7:00 pm. Jodi Barnes and Dede Wilson readings. Green Rice Gallery, 451 East 36th St., Charlotte. Jodi Barnes, author of Unsettled, and Dede Wilson, author of ELIZA, The New Orleans Years, will read. For more information, email editor@mainstreetrag.com.

January 29-31. 6:30-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mon. 9th Annual Used Book Sale. Beth David Synagogue, 804 Winview Dr., Greensboro. Buy gently used fiction, non-fiction, classics, cookbooks, textbooks, LPs, CDs, children’s books and more. For more information, call 336-294-0007 or email sfeldman@bethdavidsynagogue.org.

January 30. 3:00 pm. Book Reading and Discussion.

Durham County Library, Southwest Regional Branch, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham. Reading and discussion of 27 Views of Hillsborough: A Southern Town in Poetry and Prose,with authors. For more information, visit www.ncwriters.org.

January 31-February 21. Black History Month Events at UNCG. Commemorate the legacy, history and heritage of African Americans through a series of activities including lectures, readings and discussions. All events are free and open to the public.. For a full schedule or more information, call 336-932-4009 or visit www.uncg.edu.

February 1. 5-6:30 p.m. Foster and Adoptive Parent Open House. The Children’s Home Wrenn Conference Room, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem.

Learn about foster and adoptive parenting, pick up applications sign up for training. To learn more or RSVP, call 336-721-7699 or visit www.tchome.org.

February 1 – March 18. 2011 Greater Greensboro Senior Games and SilverArts Registration. Seniors, ages 55 years and better, are eligible to compete in a variety of sporting events and artwork exhibitions. Kickoff registration event held February 15. For more information or to receive a registration form, call the Greensboro Seniors’ Unit at 336-375-2237.

February 5. Noon-3:00 pm. Valentine Class. Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Learn how to make one-of-a-kind simple paper craft stationery and give the perfect valentine. For more information, call 336.629.0399 or visit www.randolphartsguild.com.

February 5. 2-4 p.m. Brian Clarey Book Reading. Changing Tides Cultural Center, 613 E. Washington Dr., High Point. YES! Weekly editor Brian Clarey reads from his newly published book, The Anxious Hipster, and Other Barflies I’ve Known.

Feburary 5. International Civil Rights Center & Museum

51 st 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.

February 7. 4:30 p.m. Creative Corridors Coalition Open House. Winston Tower, 21st Floor, 301 N. Main St., Winston-Salem. The public is invited to learn more about the organization’s efforts to enhance the city’s bridges and roadways. RSVP to jennifer@creativecorridors.org. To learn more, visit www.creativecorridors.org.

February 11. 7 and 8 p.m. “Laser Magic” OmniSphere Show. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Must-see laser show featuring music from Elton John, Third Eye Blind, Will Smith, Celine Dion, No Doubt and others. Buy your tickets in advance because seating is limited. For more information, visit www.natsci.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.

Fourth Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. Poetry and Literature Open Mic. Underground Theatre of the Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem.

Poets and writers of all kinds are encouraged to bring their works to the stage for readings. Kevin Watson of Press 53 emcees. For more information, call 336-793- 8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.

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

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

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 call 379-0037 ext. 1 or by e-mail at rnilsen@faihouse.org. Register online at http://faihouse.org/learn/classes/.

Ongoing. Events for the deaf and hard of hearing, hosted by The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Center. Regular events held across the Triad area include deaf coffee chats, silent dinners, and potlucks. For events and more information, call 336-837-1807.

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.

( animals )

January 29. 12 – 4 p.m. Adult Cat Adoption Fair. Animal Adoption Rescue Foundation, 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem. Meet older felines who need a forever home. They’re wiser and more mature! For more information, call 336-768-7387 or visit www.aarfanimals.org.

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