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Now Through October 28. Downtown Winston- Salem Comes Alive with Don Giovanni. Chorus members from Piedmont Opera’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni will take to the streets in costume b For ticket and show information, visit www.piedmontopera. org.

October 29. Noon to 6pm. Carolina Oktoberfest. Tanglewood Park. 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons. Beer tastings plus purchase by the cup and live music by Hard to Handle, Frontiers, and Love Gun. For more info and tickets, visit www.carolinaoktoberfest.com

November 3. 7-10 p.m. After Work “Wine Down” and Jazz Social. Piedmont Room, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice, PLLC Offices, 1 W. 4th St., Winston- Salem. Top notch entertainment and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Family Blueprints of NC, Inc. For tickets or more information, call 336-995-5946.

November 5. 8pm. EMFfringe Series. The Upstage Cabaret at Triad Stage. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. Eastern Music Festival welcomes local singer/songwrite Steve Everett to kickoff The Listening Room Series. For more info, visit www.easternmusicfestival.org.

First and Third 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.

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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.

( new age )

October 28. 7-9 p.m. Can Christians Do Yoga? Yoga Gallery, 633 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. A lecture with Michelle Voss Roberts examining the controversy that has erupted over the past year over whether Christians should do yoga. For more info, call 336-725-4119 or visit www.yogagallery.net.

October 29. 12-4 p.m. Yoga for Anxiety. Yoga Gallery, 633 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. Louisa Klein offers anxiety coping techniques based on yoga methods. To register or learn more, call 336-725-4119 or visit www. yogagallery.net.

October 30. 4 p.m. Free Yoga Class for Beginners.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct., Clemmons. Register by calling 778-1233 or just drop by. For more information, visit www. sunriseyoga.net.

November 1-2. 10am-8pm. Dia De Los Muertos. Greensboro Cultural Center (1st floor). 200 N Davie St., Greensboro. Casa Azul announces Greensboro’s first annual Dia de lost Muertos or Day of the Dead celebration. For more info, visit casaazulgreensboro.org.

( kids/teens )

October 27. 5-7:30 p.m. Zoo Boo Bash. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. A scare-free family event. Kids come dressed in costume for games, crafts, face-painting and trick-or-treating. For tickets or more information, call 336-288-3769 or visit www.natsci.org.

October 28. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Scary Face Pancakes. Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide. IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family.

October 28. 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm. Fright Light Laser Show. Greensboro Natural Science Center. 4301 Lawndale Drive Greensboro. Bring the whole family

out to see this special Halloween themed laser light and music show in the 40 ft domed Omnisphere Theater. Recommended age is 7 years and up. Advanced ticket purchase required. For more info, visit www.natsci.org.

October 28. 7-10pm. Weatherspoon Art Museum Association Presents “Masquerade” Weatherspoon Art Museum. 500 Tate St. UNCG University, Greensboro. Hair and make-up artists will be on-hand to help you transform your look, and the evening will include food and drink, music, digital and Polaroid photographers, and other festivities indoors and out. For more info, call 336.334.5770.

October 30. 6-9 p.m. Trick-or-treating in the Historic District. Old Salem, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of historic buildings, giving out candy, while the supply lasts. For more information, call 336-721-7300 or visit www.oldsalem.org.

Now through November 1. Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum seeks scripts from teens for Pegasus Project. Ten plays will be selected and presented as part of the Greensboro Fringe Festival. Plays can be submitted by e-mail to Stephen@PlaywrightsForum.org. For more information, call 336-373-2026 or visit www.TheDramaCenter.com.

( leagues/clubs )

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. 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

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 )

October 28-March 26. 7:30am-4pm. All Sports Teacher Workday Camps for ages 6-12. Greensboro Sportsplex. 2400 16th Street. Held on designated teacher workdays, these camps will include a variety of sports, as well as ageappropriate agility training. $25 per child per day. For more info, visit www.greensborosportsplex.com.

( etc. )

Now through October 27. Fall Adventures in Learning. College Park Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. An education series sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center. Courses include calligraphy, current events, gardening, writing, and world religion. Cost for the full series is $20-$25. To register of learn more, call 748-0217 or visit www.shepherdscenter.org/alearning.html.

October 27. 12 p.m. Lunch and Learn UNCG Gerontology Research Network Meeting. Dogwood Room, Elliott University Center, UNCG, Greensboro. A presentation to raise awareness of a host of scams specifically aimed at vulnerable senior populations. To RSVP or learn more, call 336-256-1020 or email mlwolfe@uncg.edu.

October 28. 9:00pm. Jekyll & Hyde 2. Club Therapy. 411 N Cherry St. Winston-Salem. A Monster’s Ball featuring live body painting, burlesque dancing, live human suspension and exuro entertainment for all. For more info, visit Club Therapy on Facebook.

October 28-29. 5-7 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. Jack-o-lantern Carving Contest. Old Salem, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Free pumpkins will be provided; please bring your own carving tools. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. For more information, call 336-721-7300 or visit www.oldsalem.org.

October 28-29. 6-9 p.m. Legends and Lanterns Tours. Old Salem, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Follow a costumed guide by lantern through Salem’s nighttime streets. Visit several haunted stops and hear local ghostly legends. Please call 1-800-441-5305 to reserve your tour date and time.

October 29. Noon to 6pm. Carolina Oktoberfest. Tanglewood Park. 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons. Beer tastings plus purchase by the cup and live music by Hard to Handle, Frontiers, and Love Gun. For more info and tickets, visit www.carolinaoktoberfest.com

October 29. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Joiner’s Tool Kit Class. Historic Trades Backshop, 845 S. Poplar St., Winston- Salem. Participants will make tools commonly found in early woodworkers tool chests. To register or learn more, call 1-800-441-5305 or visit www.oldsalem.org.

October 29. 8 p.m. An Evening with David Sedaris. Roger L. Stevens Center, Winston-Salem. Sardonic wit and incisive social critiques from one of America’s preeminent humor writers. For tickets or more information, visit www.tickets.com.

October 29-30. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.; 1-4 p.m. Sun. Blacksmithing Demonstration. High Point Museum,

1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. Watch a costumed blacksmith craft various iron pieces in Historical Park. For more information, call 336-883-3022 or visit www. highpointmuseum.org.

October 29. 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Halloween Fun! Raiser. The Greensboro School of Creativity, 900 16th St., Greensboro. Family-friendly events until 5 p.m., followed by a costume ball for adults at 7 p.m. For more information, call 336-617-3328 or visit www.greensboroschoolofcreativity.org. Thursdays, October 6 – November 3. 7-9 p.m. Presenting Your Book: From Manuscript to Book Store.

Winston-Salem. Author, editor, and public speaking expert Carol Roan will offer a workshop for writers seeking to publish a book. To register or learn more, call 336-726-0269.

Ongoing. During March-October. Cline Observatory is open for free telescopic views every Friday night (weather permitting), beginning half an hour after sunset. Information at www.gtcc.edu/observatory 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. City Soliciting Participants for 9-11 Commemoration. Submit your story or how the terrorist attacks affected you. The stories will be published as part of Winston-Salem’s observance to be held Sept. 11 in the Joel Coliseum Theatre. For more information, visit www.cityofws.org.

Ongoing. Greensboro Senior Center Classes. Dorothy Bardolph Human Services Building, 301 E. Washington St., Greensboro. Learn computer programs, Spanish, Tai Chi and more. For adults ages 55 . For more information or to register for a class, call 373-4816.

Going on now. The Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizens’ Police Academy. Public Safety Center, Winston-Salem. Classes held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 1. Designed to better acquaint citizens with the law enforcement profession. To apply or learn more, call 773-7935 or visit www.wspd.org.

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.

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 in clude

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 )

October 30. Noon. Howl-o-ween Doggie Social. Old Winston Social Club. 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem. Bring your dog in costume for a chance to win free prizes. For more info, visit www.oldwinstonsocialclub. com

Daily. 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. Animal Discovery Keeper Talks. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. One-on-one interaction with highly trained zoo professionals gives visitors a very real and personal glimpse into the lives of the keepers and animals alike. For more information visit www.natsci.org.

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