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( music )

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 4-5. 7:30 p.m. GC Live! Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro. A performance of Big Band tunes by the college Jazz Ensemble and student vocalists.

For more information, call 336-272-7102 x 242 or visit www.greensborocollege.edu.

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 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.

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February 10 & 24 and March 10. 7:30 p.m. Winter Chamber Desserts. Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. A series of classical music concerts by local performing artists. All concerts include a post-concert reception with complimentary dessert. For more information, call 336-793-8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.

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 14. 8 p.m. Salute to Hollywood

with Frac D’Ambrosio. Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Rd., Greensboro. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite songs from the Silver Screen. For tickets or more information, call 336-335-5456 x 224 or visit www. greensborosymphony.org.

Sundays, January 9 – 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.

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 Fridays. 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 4-5. Dhamaru and Sole to Soul Dance Jam. New Planet Yoga, 1150 Burke St., Winston-Salem. World music duo Dhamaru performs Friday night at 8 p.m., then again on Saturday as part of a free-form dance experience. For more information, call 336-922-2955 or visit www.newplanetyoga.com.

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.

February 12. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art of Well-Being Expo. The Sanctuary, 900 16th St., Greensboro. A day of natural health and well-being services including health screenings, naturopathic medicine, aura photos, energy therapy and more! Admission is free. For more information, call 336-333-1682 or visit www.artofwellbeing.com.

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.

( kids/teens )

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. 6-10 p.m. Valentines Parents Night Out. The Mad Platter, Greensboro. Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out while they spend a night painting pottery, eating pizza, playing games and having fun! Call 540-9823 to reserve your spot or visit www.madplatterpottery.com for more information.

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.

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.

Going on now. Registration for Adventures in Theatre Summer Camp. The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem,

610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem. Camps for ages 4-18 run from June to August. For full descriptions or to register, call 336-748-0857 ext. 204 or visit www.childrenstheatrews.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 information, call 336-373-5881.

Mondays. 6 p.m. Speak Out! Best Health, Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem. A year-round support group for teens, 13-17, who are dealing with issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression or any other concern. The free meetings are let by Ellen Nicola, Ph.D. For more information, call 336-768-3880 or visit www.triadmentalhealth.org.

( leagues/clubs )

February 24. 6 p.m. The Thursday Book Club. Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, 618 Summit Ave., Greensboro. A workshop for women who like to read, journal and discuss books that inform, entertain and inspire. Meets monthly. For more information, call 336-275-6090 or visit www.womenscentergso.org.

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.

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, 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. 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.

( sports )

February 19. Party Hearty—A Zumbathon Charity Event. Heart In Sol, 624B Guilford College Rd., Greensboro. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazon movement and their fight against heart disease.

For more information, call 336-428-3448.

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.

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. )

February 4. 7 p.m. Face to Face Presents a Casual Affair. Next to Triad Stage, 230 A S. Elm St., Greensboro. A First Friday fellowship event rife with analog engagement from music, free beer and valentines to haircuts. For more information, visit www. facetofacegso.com.

February 5. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Afro-American Genealogy Workshop. Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro. This free

public workshop will focus on how to design your family tree, identify slave surnames and much more. For more information, call 336- 574-0178 or visit www.ncaahgs.org.

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 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. 6-9 p.m. 2011 Gridiron Gala and Silent Auction. Deep River Event Center, 606 Millwood Rd., Greensboro. Huddle up for live entertainment and random prize drawings. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization One Step Further. For more information, call 336-275-3699 or visit www.onestepfurther.com.

February 10. 7:30 p.m. Jeannette Walls Discusses Half-Broke Horses. War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro.

The best-selling author presents a Bryan Series talk entitled Half-Broke Horses: Knowing how to Fall. To purchase tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

February 11. 7 and 8 p.m. “Laser Magic” Omni-Sphere 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.

February 12. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Gala & Silent Auction. Center Point, 401 S. Hamilton, High Point. The 15th annual gala benefitting Horsepower, a therapeutic riding center in Colfax. Proceeds will benefit the people with disabilities who participate in the program. For more information or to register, call 336-931-1424 or e-mail jan@horsepower.org.

February 13. 12 noon – 4 p.m. Green Bridal Show. Ten Thousand Villages, 1564-A Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro. An event for engaged couples will showcase local vendors with a focus on sustainability. For more information, call 336-275-1204 or email tenthousandvillages@gmail.com.

February 14. 6-10 p.m. Valentines Date Night Special.

The Mad Platter, Greensboro. Enjoy complimentary

snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine while you paint. A unique way to spend a night with the one you love. Call 540-9823 to reserve your spot or visit www.madplatterpottery.com for more information.

February 16. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Greensboro Housing Coalition’s Housing Summit. Emerald Event Center, 2000 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro. Focus on sustainable communities so that everyone has opportunities for learning, walking, working, thriving. For more information or to register, call 336-691-9521 or visit www.guilfordnonprofits.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.

Second Tuesdays. 7:30 pm. Comedy at the Café. The Underground Theatre in the lower level of Commerce Plaza, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. A stand up open mic comedy night for amateur and professional comedians. For more information, call 336- 793-8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.

Second Thursdays. 7 p.m. My Story. Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. My Story is a new series of programs to teach aspiring authors how to get published. Each month, a different published author will read from their work and discuss their route to publication. For more information, visit www.wswriters.org.

Going on now. StoryLine seeking local black history

stories for a web series highlighting Forsyth County’s rich history. StoryLine will collect stories for this initiative through the spring, though story-collecting will continue year-round and anyone is welcome to participate. For more information, call 336-499-4402 or visit www.echonetwork.org.

( animals )

February 12 and 13. 12-5 p.m. Purse Drive to Benefit Homeless Animals. Next Step Adoption Center, 705 Milner Dr., Greensboro. Donate your gently used purses, wallets, book bags and luggage to help the Animal Rescue and Foster Program. For more information, visit www.arfpnc.com.

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