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( music )

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 15. 9pm. Bringin Twang to the Triad. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. This evening, John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff visit the Blind Tiger, joined by Greensboro bands The Tremors and the Grand Ole Uproar, for a night sure to put a little twang in your holiday. For more info, visit www.theblindtiger.com

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 22. 8pm. Gooseberry Jam, Same Ol’ Sound & Homer Live. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. For more info, call 336.508.5734 or 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 23. 8pm. Marshall Owen, Jack Carter and the Armory, Matty Sheets and the Blockheads Live. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Three longtime Greensboro musicians and collaborators reunite for a holiday concert featuring local favorites Matty Sheets and the Blockheads, the brand new Jack Carter and the Armory, and James Marshall Owen, travelling with bandmates all the way from Austin, Texas. One night only. Don’t miss it! For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www.greensborobean.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

( 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 )

December 14. 3pm. Santa Sighting! Central Library. 219 N Church St., Greensboro. Why fight the crowds at the mall? There’s a Jolly Old Elf making his way to a Library near you this holiday season; see Santa right in your own neighborhood. For more info, visit www. greensborolibrary.org

December 15. 3:30-4:15pm. Santa Sighting! Benjamin Branch Library. 1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro. Why fight the crowds at the mall? There’s a Jolly Old Elf making his way to a Library near you this holiday season; see Santa right in your own neighborhood. For more info, visit www.greensborolibrary.org

December 16,17. 6:30-9:30pm. Journey to Bethlehem. Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.

5120 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. This live outdoor event will allow you the opportunity to revert back in time by visiting with the shepherds in their fields and then enter the bustling city of Bethlehem with its crowded market filled with merchants, villagers and animals. For more info, call 336.697.0444

December 17,18. 10am-12:30pm. Carolina Cheetahs Basketball Skills Clinic. Fleming Gym, UNCG Campus. 1350 Walker Ave., Greensboro. The Carolina Cheetahs Basketball Team will be having several basketball skills clinics to help youth develop and expand their basketball skills and knowledge. For more info, visit www.carolinacheetahs.com

December 17 (7:30pm)-18 (5pm). Carolina Cheetahs “Gifts for Kids Weekend” Fleming Gym, UNCG Campus. 1350 Walker Ave., Greensboro. The Carolina Cheetahs are doing their part to collect gifts for The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont that will be distributed to families in need for Christmas. During the December 17 and 18 home games we are collecting new, unopened, unwrapped toys that will be taken to The Salvation Army for distribution. Each fan that donates a toy will receive game admission for only $5.For more info, visit www.carolinacheetahs.com

December 20. 10-11am. Santa Sighting! McGirt- Horton Branch Library. 2501 Philips Ave., Greens boro.

Why fight the crowds at the mall? There’s a Jolly Old Elf making his way to a Library near you this holiday season; see Santa right in your own neighborhood. For more info, visit www.greensborolibrary.org

( leagues/clubs )

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.

( 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.

Now through 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.

( etc. )

December 14. 11:30am. Greenway at Fisher Park Official Groundbreaking Ceremony. 700 block of Battleground Ave., Greensboro. Be on hand to celebrate the start of the Greenway at Fisher Park. Join in celebrating the largest residential project adjacent to the Greenway at this special ceremony. For more info, call 336.379.0060, ext. 21

December 15. 10am. UNCG Winter Commencement. Greensboro Coliseum. 1921 W Lee St., Greensboro. UNCG will be conferring degrees to hundreds of students during their annual Winter Commencement. Jennifer Etnier, professor of kinesiology and director of graduate study for the kinesiology dept will be the commencement speaker. For more info, call 336.334.3890 or visit www.news.uncg.edu

December 15. 5pm. St. Philips African Moravian Church Anniversary. 911 S Church St., Winston- Salem. Events celebrating the anniversary include an Open House at St. Philips Heritage Center, a Christmas Lovefeast, and an “An Evening of Conversation and Music.” Don’t miss the program at the church, which will include expressions by regional officials, clergy and community leaders, as well as special music. For more info, call 800.441.5305 or visit www.oldsalem.org

December 15. 5:30pm. International Holiday Mixer. Encore Bistro. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Encore Bistro (as known as Rana Loco), NspireD Planning and Promotion Company will be hosting a International Holiday Mixer Event that will capture and enhance the different levels of international cuisines and beverages. For more info and reservations, call 336.377.7030

December 17. 8:30am-3:00pm. Health Care Forum and Free Screenings. International Civil Rights Center & Museum. 134 S Elm St., Greensboro. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM) has embarked upon a new initiative: a health care forum for practitioners, and free holiday glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings for the public. Greensboro. For more info, call 336.274.9199

December 17. 12noon. City Vehicle and Equipment Auction. Mendenhall Auto Auction Facility. 6695 Auction Rd., High Point. Winston-Salem will conduct this auction of automobiles, trucks, loaders, salt spreaders, concrete mixers, and other miscellaneous equipment. For more info, call 800.289.2272 or visit www.

mendenhallauction.com

December 17. 6pm. Greensboro Roller Derby Championship Bout: Snow Mercy! Greensboro Sportsplex.

2400 16h St., Greensboro. “SNOW MERCY” is the 2011 season’s last bout, between two of Greensboro Roller Derby’s home teams, the Mad Dollies and the Battleground Betties. These two teams have had the highest cumulative scores of the season. The winner of this bout will take home the coveted Lockard Leg Lamp, named for the league’s founder, Aubrey “MollyFlogger” Lockard. For more info, visit www.greensbororollerderby.com

December 18. 6-8pm. Drive-Through Nativity. Lutheran Church of Our Father. 3304 Groometown Rd., Greensboro. Witness six beautiful live scenes with live animals from the christmas story. Donations of canned and non-perishable food will be accepted for Our Father’s Food Pantry, which helps to feed the needy in our community. For more info, call 336.299.4271

December 18. 6-10pm. A Harry Potter Christmas Feast. The Secret Tea Room. 412 State St., Greensboro. Three courses of traditional English Christmas food. Butter beer and Wine are available but not included in the above price. For more info and reservations, call 336.271.2998 or visit www.thesecrettearoom.com

December 20. 8am-7pm. FOX8 Holiday Blood Drive. Showplace. 211 East Commerce Ave., High Point. FOX8/WGHP and the High Point-Thomasville Chapter of the American Red Cross are conducting the FOX8 Holiday Blood Drive. During the holiday season, the need for blood is great. Come out and give the gift of life. For more info and appointments, call 336.885.9121

( 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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