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( music )

November 30. 7pm. Greensboro Youth & Adult Percussion Ensembles. Room 100, Greensboro Cultural Center.

200 N Davie St., Greensboro. OPUS Concert. Mike Lasley, Conductor. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

December 1. 8pm. N.C. Symphony Concert. Aycock Auditorium. UNCG campus. Come check out this performance featuring works by Lindberg, Berg, and Mahler. The program will feature soprano Christina Pier and violinist Brian Reagin. For more info and tickets, call 336.334.4849

December 2. 7:30-9:30pm. Sweet Swing For the Holidays. The Sweet Shop. 631 S Elm St., Greensboro. Come enjoy a free evening of live jazz and swing dancing. The Sweet Shop will also feature fabulous dessert selections, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa for purchase . For more info, visit www.sweetshopnow.com

December 3. 7:30pm. Greensboro Youth Chorus. First Presbyterian Church. 617 N Elm St., Greensboro. OPUS Concert. Ann Doyle, Tom Shelton, Nana Wolfe-Hill, Conductors. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

December 3. 7:30pm. Tchaikovsky/Ellington Concert. Aycock Auditorium. The UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” back-to-back with Duke Ellington’s arrangement of the classic for jazz band at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Aycock Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $6 seniors, $4 students and $3 UNCG students. For more info, call 336.932.4009

December 3,4. Christmas with the Winston-Salem Symphony. Old Salem, Winston-Salem. The WS Symphony

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will be joined by the Symphony Chorale with guest soloists

for this holiday concert filled with many familiar works. For more info and tickets, visit www.oldsalem.org

December 4. 4pm. A&T University Holiday Concert. Metropolitan United Methodist Church. 1701 E Market St., Greensboro. The choir, which is directed by Travis Alexander, will perform excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Christmas Anthems and Negro Spirituals. The concert is free and open to the public. For more info, call 336.285.2010

December 4. 6pm. “Tis the Season” Holiday Concert.

Community Arts Cafe. 411 W Fourth St., Winston- Salem. Well known triad jazz vocalist, Cle Thompson, returns from Los Angeles for a special holiday concert. The evening will feature songs from her critically acclaimed CD ‘Tis the Season” a beautiful, classic collection of holiday songs. For more info and tickets, call 336.793.8000

December 4. 6pm. Randolph Community Band Performance.

Historic Sunset Theatre. 234 Sunset Ave., Asheboro.

The mission of this band is to provide an opportunity

for adult musicians to make music together in a full band setting. Join in to witness this momentous occasion, as this is their very first concert! For more info, call 336.629.0399

December 6. Skillet Fried Chicken and Songs for a Southern Kitchen. Lucky 32. 1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro. Come enjoy the Americana/Roots of Angela Easterling, musician straight from Greenville, South Carolina. For more info, call 336.370.0707 or visit www. lucky32.com/greensboro.htm

December 6. 8pm. Winter Concert. Triad Stage @ The Pyrle Theater. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. Join in a Winter Concert with Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, and Jason Sypher as they perform the music of The Gathering, and Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. For more info, visit www.gatheringsongs.com.

December 7. 8pm. Kooley High “David Thompson”

Listening Party. The Pines. 241 E Market St., Greensboro. North Carolina hip-hop group, Kooley High, will be releasing their latest album entitled ‘David Thompson’ on December 6th, 2011. The ‘David Thompson’ project pays tribute to the 74’ NC State Basketball Championship team and their NC roots as they reach for astronomical heights. For more info, call 336.275.0080

December 10. 9pm. 2011 NYP Christmas Ball. New York Pizza. 337 S Tate St., Greensboro. This is the New York Pizza Bartender’s holiday gift to the patrons who make their job so fantastic! So let’s all get dressed up, raise some money for charity, and have a debaucherous good time!! Featuring live music by Gavan Richard Holden and Lower Cases and Capitals. For more info, visit this event on facebook.

( 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.

Tuesdays. 7-8:15pm. Movement & Mobility Yoga Classes. The Yoga Gallery. 366 N Trade St., Winston-Salem.

Increase range of motion, heighten coordination with joint and muscle isolation techniques. Improve balance, develop super core strength. For more info and registration, call 336.725.4119 or visit www.yogagallery.net

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 )

November 30. 5-6pm. Disney on Ice Skate Party. Festival Park. 220 N Davie St., Greensboro. Disney on Ice characters will host a skate party at the downtown ice rink with anyone who wishes to join them. This is an opportunity to see the Disney princesses before they go live on the ice at the Coliseum, December 1-4. For more info, visit www.piedmontwinterfest.com

November 28-Dec. 1. 6-8:15pm. Basketball Skills Clinic. Warnersville Center. 601 Doak St., Greensboro. This clinic is open to boys and girls, ages 5-10. Participants will learn basic skills, defense, and teamwork.

Registration is going on now through Nov. 22. $10 per child. For more info, call 336.373.5871.

December 2. 1pm. Wildest Weather in the Solar System. Greensboro Natural Science Center. 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. This spectacular full dome show created by National Geographic takes viewers on a journey to experience a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, a 400-year-old hurricane and a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets. For more info, visit www.natsci.org

December 3. 10am. Wild Symbols of NC: An Environmental Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center @ Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Learn about the wildlife used for symbols of North Carolina. Learn about the state bird, mammal, reptile, fish, amphibian, tree, flower, and insect, and make a craft to take home For more info, call 336.373.3802 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure

December 4. 2-6pm. Visit with Santa. Bur-Mil Park Clubhouse. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Activities will include music, snacks, crafts and a hayride for the whole family to enjoy. Bring a camera, or a staff photographer will capture a commemorative photo of Santa and the kids. Canned food items and gently-used or new toys will be collected for local charities. For more info, call 336.373.3800 or visit www.burmilpark.org

( leagues/clubs )

December 1. 5-8pm. AIDS Care Service Annual Holiday Party and Open House. 979 Northwest Blvd (Northwest Passages Building). Please join AIDS Care Service for our Annual Holiday Party and Open House on World AIDS Day. Stop by anytime between 5:00PM and 8:00PM for live entertainment, food, giveaways, fellowship, appreciation, celebration, and more. Hope to see you there! For more info, call 336.777.0116, ext. 103, or visit www.aidscareservice.org

( sports )

December 3. Rivers/Goodwin Boxing Event. Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 W Lee St., Greensboro. With an unblemished seven wins and no losses, Richie Rivers again enters the ring to defend his record against Corey Goodwin. For more info, visit www. greensborocoliseum.com

Ongoing. Yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Warm Water Exercise classes. The Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem. Free and fee based classes for Forsyth County residents ages 50 . To register or learn more, call 336-748-0217 or visit www.shepherdscenter.org.

( etc. )

November 30. 5:30pm. Celebrity Bartender Night. Lumina Wine and Beer. 152 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Randolph Arts Guild Executive Director, Derrick Sides; Gallery and Shop Manager, Claudia Ainsworth; and Program Director, Les Caison will be behind the bar beginning at 5:30pm to lift your creative spirits. All tips to the bartenders go to support more fun, creative, and educational art opportunities at the Guild. Stop by and join us as we share in a song or two with pianist Jack Gorham more info, call 336.629.0399

December 1. 5:30-7:30pm. Triad After Work Social. Old Staley’s Grill and Ale. 2000 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem. Join in for this business networking social meet and greet. For more info, call 336.306.9025

December 1. 6:30-8:30pm. Holiday Open House @ WAMshop. Weatherspoon Guild Gallery. 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Members will receive a special 20% off, plus a surprise flash sale for all!* Come and enjoy hot

cider and treats to help celebrate this festive time of year and don’t forget to start browsing for the perfect gift on our new website. For more info, call 336.334.3285 or visit www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu

December 1. 6:30-9pm. Youth Engagement Summit. Council Chambers, Melvin Municipal Building. 300 W Washington St., Greensboro. The Youth Engagement Summit is designed to help establish ways the City can engage the youth of Greensboro. The summit will include a presentation on the City, along with how the youth can get involved with the City, and provide attendees with a chance to meet and greet with City officials. For more info, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov

December 1 through March 31. Urban Ministry Winter Emergency Shelters Open. December 1 marks to opening date for most of Greensboro Urban Ministry’s WE (Winter Emergency) Shelter sites. Each WE! Site will serve 10-22 homeless people every night. For more info, call 336.553.2639 or visit www.greesborourbanministry.org

December 2. 6-9pm. Elm Street Stroll. Elm St from Center City Park to Bain St., Greensboro. Savor the spirit of the season with live music, strolling carolers and a Victorian Santa! Stop by the shops, galleries and restaurants as you enjoy all that Downtown Greensboro has to offer.For more info, visit www.festivaloflightsgso.org

December 3. 1-3pm. “Winning healthcare for the 99%” Family Medicine Center of Moses Cone Hospital. 1125 N Church St., Greensboro. Dr. Steve Auerbach will talk to members of Health Care for All North Carolina and the general public about how extreme economic and social inequalities, combined with the greed of private health insurance companies, are harming the nation’s health and economy, and why a single-payer health system is the remedy.For more info, call 919.294.4652

December 3. 1-3pm. Poetry Slush Fest. Forsyth County Central Library, room 120. 660 W Fifth St., Winston-Salem. A Slush Fest is a workshop led by an expert writer or editor who critiques work submitted anonymously by the participants. Helen Losse will critique up to 15 works, time permitting. Members of Winston-Salem Writers will be given priority. Poets

should bring 10 to 12 copies of one poem, doublespaced in 12 point or larger type. For more info, visit www.wswriters.org, or call 336.969.4172

December 9. 7pm. The Bottom Line: A Show of Interior Furnishings. Studio B. 520 S Elm St., Greensboro. Join Designers Adrian Boggs and Adam Gregory as they demonstrate and promote sustainability with this showcase of unique furnishings made from High Point’s leftovers. The goal of the event is to cultivate a dialogue among Triad-based designers and citizens regarding resource responsibility, the topic of sustainability within the industry and community. For more info, visit thebottomlineshow.blogspot.com

( animals )

December 3. 6-10pm. Annual Holiday Bonfire & Chili Dinner. 245 Cedar Ridge Lane, High Point. Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement invites you to their annual fundraiser benefiting the rescue horses of SHERR, which helps abused and neglected horses in the Triad and surrounding areas. The Holiday Bonfire and Chili Dinner will help to raise funds for SHERR to continue their rescue efforts for these majestic animals. The horses and barn will be adorned in the Christmas spirit.For more info, visit www.sherrnc.com

January 20. “Dog-Gone Good Time Party”. Winmock. 168 E Kinderton, Bermuda Run. Join in for dog-gone fun with music dancing, raffles, and auctions, as money is raised for the Dog Park at Tanglewood. For more info, visit www.dogparkattanglewood.com

`Third Tuesdays. 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Pet Loss Support Group. Highland Presbyterian Church Activities Bldg, 2380 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem. Sponsored by Forsyth Humane Society. For more information, call 721.1303 or 777.1070.

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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