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Now through December 9. Holiday Music Series. City Hall. 101 N. Main St., High Point. Mayor Allen Joines has invited choruses from local high schools to participate in the second annual City Hall Holiday Music Series. Choruses from Parkland, Reagan, North Forsyth, Glenn and Reynolds high schools will perform Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, respectively, at 12:30 p.m. For more info, call 336.727.2058

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 8. 7pm. Greensboro Oratio Singers. War Memorial Auditorium. 1921 E Lee St., Greensboro. OPUS Concert. Handel’s Messiah. Jay Lambeth, Conductor. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

December 10. 7:30pm. Holiday Concert to Benefit the Salvation Army. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 2825 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem.

The Winston-Salem Symphony will perform a concert of holiday favorites, including The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, a selection of songs from beloved holiday movies, selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride, a carol sing-along and much more. For more info, visit www.wssymphony.org

December 10. 8pm. Manadou’s Fantastic Band. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. $3-5 at the door, 5 piece original traditional african music led by Mamadou Tama from Senegal. For more info, visit www. greensborobean.com or call 336.691.9990

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.

December 10, 11. 7:30pm (fri), 3:30pm (sat). Ghosts of Blues. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center. 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Angela Tripp writes and directs We Are One Cultural Arts Project in a play featuring Blues greats, Billie Holliday, Ma Rainey, Ledbelly and Muddy Waters. For more info and tickets, call 336.373.5881, or visit www.city-arts.org

December 11. 5pm, 6pm. Piedmont Chamber Singers Candlelight Concert. Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. Hear traditional carols sung inside Historic Bethabara Park’s 1788 Gemeinhaus by the solf glow of candlelight. Following the concert, guests are invited to the Visitor Center where they can partake of refreshments or browse the gift shop. For more info, visit www.BethabaraPark.org or call 336.924.8191.


December 15. 10am. Singing Senior Ambassador Concerts. Smith Senior Center. 2401 Fairview St., Greensboro. 7pm. St. John’s United Methodist Church. 1304 Merritt Dr., Greensboro. This talented choral group will sing a variety of traditional holiday favorites. Free admission. For more info, call 336.375.2237

December 15. 7pm. Marimba Christmas. Room 100, Greensboro Cultural Center. 200 N Davie St., Greensboro. Andrew Dancy, Conductor. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Toy Donations are being accepted for FOX8 Gifts for Kids.

December 16. 5-9pm. Crossroads @ SECCA. SECCA. 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA and Foothills Brewing are proud to present Crossroads @ SECCA #003, the third and final installment of the new concert series’ inaugural season. For more info, visit www.secca.org

December 17. 6:30pm. A Christmas Cabaret. The Community Arts Cafe Underground Theatre. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Come visit for an evening filled with Christmas spirit in a 3-part concert featuring flutist, Sharon Fogarty, and the Celtic music group, Immigrant’s Daughter.For more info, visit www.communityartscafe.com December 17. 8pm. A night of Americana and Folk- Rock. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. $3-$5, Come out and enjoy a night of great homegrown Americana and Folk-Rock at The Green Bean with Atlanta, GA Singer/Songwriter Neil Cribbs and Americana/Folk- Rock band Be the Moon from Mebane, NC. For more info, visit www.greensborobean.com or call 336.691.9990

December 18. 7pm. Oldest Boy & Girl, Feat. Jay Smart of the Smart Bros. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. The Smart Brothers are one of NC’s most beloved regional groups- the duo has performed everywhere from Asheville street corners to area music festivals. Now, Jay Smart hits the road accompanied by his younger sister with a brand new bout of charming sibling harmony in Oldest Boy & Girl. For more info, visit www.greensborobean.com

December 23. 8pm. Awake The White and Wint’ry Queen. Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St., Greensboro. This 23rd will mark the return of this seasonal winter-solstice concert unique to the Triad, written, composed and produced by Scott Fray. This year the show enters it’s fourth year of production and is sure to entertain. For more info and tickets, call 336.541.0632 or visit www.winterqueenshow.com

December 30. 8pm. House of Fools CD Release Show. Greene Street Club. 113 N Greene St., Greensboro. House of Fools will be releasing their new record “Versus the Beast” as an early exclusive. For more info, visit www. houseoffools.net or www.greenestreetclub.com

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 )

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.

Thursdays. 9-10:15am. Yoga for Arthritis. The Yoga Gallery. 366 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. Arthritis affects more than 70 million (or one in three) American adults. Yoga moves the joints through an extreme but safe range of motion allowing life-sustaining synovial

fluid to lubricate them. For more info and registration, call 336.725.4119 or visit www.yogagallery.net

Sundays. 6-7pm. Restorative Yoga. The Yoga Gallery. 366 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative Yoga helps us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. For more info and registration, call 336.725.4119 or visit www.yogagallery.net

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 10. 5-9pm. Candlefest. Country Park. 3902 Nathanael Greene Dr., Greensboro & Hagan Stone Park. 5920 Hagan-Stone Park Rd., Greensboro. This year’s events will include luminaries, winding through the trails and open spaces. Bundle up for a hayride and enjoy holiday music, baked goods, hot apple cider and hot chocolate. For more info, call 336.373.3648 or 336.674.0472

December 13. 6:30pm. Recycling in Greensboro: An Environmental Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center @ Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Class stresses the importance of recycling, what happens to the recyclable materials when they leave the recycling center, and how every resident can contribute to a cleaner city. For more info, call 336.373.3802 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure

Mondays and Tuesdays. 6-8 p.m. Kid’s Night with Comedy Magician David Lucas. Moe’s Southwest Grill, Greensboro. Mondays at 1744 Battleground Ave. and Tuesdays at 4211 W. Wendover Ave. Both nights include table-side magic and balloon art. For more information, call 336-273-8102 or 336-854-2044.

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.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 3:30 p.m. Growing Up Green. Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. Garden lessons, scavenger hunts, stories and other activities for 4-10 year old guests and their families. For more information, 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.

Third Fridays. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Home-school Cultural Art Days. Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. A three-hour program including three 45 minute art class units in visual arts, drama and dance/music for three age groups, 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13. For more information, call 336-333-7475 or visit www.greensboroart.org.

( leagues/clubs )

December 10. 1-3pm. A TABJ Ten Pin Affair. Triad Lanes. 21 Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro. Bowl and mingle with some of the popular media personalities in the Triad, including radio host Busta Brown, WFMY anchors Tracey McCain and Frank Mickens, and Fox 8 anchor-reporters Nicole Ferguson, Kerry Charles and Sheeka Strickland. The cost is $10 for TABJ members and $15 for the general public. That amount includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Come have some live, local, breaking fun! For more info, visit www.TriadABJ.weebly.com

December 14. 11:30am-1:30pm. Small Business Forum and Luncheon. Williams Memorial CME Church. 3400 Triangle Lake Rd., High Point. Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this event, which is the first in a series of Business Development forums. Learn more about tax exemptions, credits, and penalties. For more info and registration, call 919.956.8889

December 14. 5:30-8pm. SynerG on Tap on Ice. 200 N Davie, St., Greensboro. Join SynerG for the last On Tap of the year in the downtown GSO ice rink. Come down and lace up your skates and enjoy drinks on the Cafe Europa patio. For more info, visit www.piedmontwinterfest.com or www.europabarandcafe.com

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. 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.

( sports )

Tuesdays, Now through Dec. 20. 9:30-11:30am. Pickleball and Chair Volleyball Clinics for Seniors. Greensboro Sportsplex. 2400 16th St., Greensboro. Sessions are free and designed for all levels of ability. Pre-registration is not required. For more info, call 336.373.3272 or visit www.greensborosportsplex.com.

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 age-appropriate agility training. $25 per child per day. For more info, visit www.greensborosportsplex.com. 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.

( etc. )

Now 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 7. 5:30pm. HPU Yuletide Tradition. Hayworth Chapel. HPU Campus. High Point University will gather around the Christmas tree and welcome in the holiday season with a special Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service. Following the candlelight service, those present are invited to walk directly outside the chapel for the lighting of the Hayworth Chapel Christmas Tree and the signing of Christmas carols around the tree. For more info, visit www.highpoint.edu/chapel/services

December 8. 8:30am-4:30pm. Cultural Competency 101. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. 134 S Elm St., Greensboro. This class, primarily geared towards Health care professionals, will address skill sets

needed to provide safe, effective and equitable care to all people. For more info, visit www.fullerconsultants.com

December 8. 9:30am. End Homelessness in Guilford County. Unitarian Universalist Church. 5603 Hilltop Rd., Greensboro. As our community prepares to move into the second of half of our Ten Year Plan, the sharing of legislative changes, state homelessness trends, and the successes of other communities are vital to effectively evaluating and updating Guilford County’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. For more info, call 336.553.2715 or visit www.partnersendinghomelessness.org

December 8. 4-5:30pm. Book Club Social. Forsyth County Public Library Auditorium. 660 W Fifth St., Winston-Salem. This program will be aimed at those currently involved in book clubs, as well as anyone either looking to join a club or wanting to start one. The Book Club Social is free to the public, and all are welcome to attend. For more info and registration, visit www.bookmarks.roundtablelive.org

December 8. 6:30pm. LoveLine Tree-Lighting Ceremony.

Haywood Cancer Center. 600 Hospital Dr., Suite 10., Clyde. Each year, High Point Regional Health System invites those who have lost a loved one to cancer, cancer survivors, families and the community to join the Hayworth Cancer Center staff for the annual LoveLine Tree-Lighting ceremony. For more info, call 336.878.6293

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 December 10. 10am-5pm. Moravian Christmas Annual

Celebration. Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

600 S Main St., Winston-Salem. Join in for the annual celebration of Moravian Christmas traditions. Salem Christmas is a full day of fun and festive activities sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The day will conclude

at 5:15 p.m. with carol singing and the lighting of the 16’ traditional Moravian Christmas pyramid on Salem Square. For more info, visit www.oldsalem.org.

December 10. 11:30am-1:30pm. March Against Unemployment and Underemployment. Central Library. Church St., Greensboro. Too many citizens of our State are still unemployed or underemployed. Meet with like-minded people and discuss solutions. For more info, contact ajhuber89@gmail.com

December 13. 10am-noon. Teach-in and Strategy

Session on Foreclosures. 620 S Elm St., 3rd floor conference

room. This session will be visited by foreclosure experts

at Legal Aid and the NC Justice Center. For more info,

contact kessler@yahoo.com or toddafwarren@gmail.com

December 13. 5:30-7:30pm. Pro Se Motion Workshop. Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro. 628 Summit

Ave., Greensboro. Free “how to” workshop including

assistance with needed paperwork/forms, answers to all pertaining questions, and more. For more info, visit www.

womenscentergso.org or call 336.275.6090

( animals )

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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