( music )

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

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

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

December 24. 5-6pm. Free Jazz Christmas Eve Concert. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. 501 S Mendenhall St., Greensboro. The UpperlineUp is performing a free Jazz Christmas Eve Concert. For more info, call 336.275.6403

December 29. 8pm-11pm. The Lucky Few w/ Marcus Horth & Tommy Scifres. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Tommy Scifres of the Backburners joins Marcus Horth of the Mantras in support of The

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Lucky Few for this night of live entertainment. For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit 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. or

December 31. New Year’s Eve Bash w/ Glenn Ray and the Lubricators. Old Winston Social Club. 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem. This is where you’ll want to celebrate New Years Eve. The Lubricators lay down the groove while Glenn Ray captivates you with his charismatic personality and superb vocals. Come to party! Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. For more info, call 336.723.0060 or visit

December 31. 8pm. Ziggy’s New Years Eve Bash. Ziggy’s. 821 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. New Years Eve throwdown featuring a $1500 cash & prizes drop with a special champagne toast at midnight. The Plaids will be supplying the Holiday tunes for the evening. For more info, visit

December 31. 8pm. Greensboro Symphony POPS Concert. Westover Church. 505 Muirs Chapel Rd., Greensboro. It’s a show stopping salute to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway blockbusters and to some of his famous composer-friends! Enjoy Webber’s “Think of Me,” “Music of the Night,” “Memory” from Cats, and the title song from Phantom of the Opera, plus much more from Rent, A Chorus Line, Wicked and Chicago. For more info, call 336.335.5456, ext. 224, or visit www.

December 31. 10pm-1am. New Years Eve Swing Jazz Performance. Bin 33. 324 S Elm St., Greensboro. UpplerlineUp is performing this swing jazz performance to ring in the new year. For more info, call 336.609.1833

( 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

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

( kids/teens )

December 21. 10am-4pm. Children’s Book Signing. BenPhil’s Children’s Cothier. 147 S Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem. Author, Michele M. Manderine, will be reading from and signing copies of her children’s book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. This is the last time to get your book autographed before Christmas. This is the last time to get your book autographed before Christmas.

December 21. 1pm. ‘Bone-Crusher’ Exhibit Unveiling. The Natural Science Center of Greensboro. 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. The NSC will unveil its newest exhibit for its oldest new resident, Bone-Crusher, a 92 year old alligator snapping turtle. Alligator snappers are the largest freshwater turtles in North America growing up to 250 lbs. with unsubstantiated reports of specimens exceeding 400 lbs. For more info, call 336.288.3769 or visit

December 27-29. 1pm. 2011 Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament. Ledford Senior High School Gymnasium. 140 Jess Green Rd., Thomasville. Participating men’s and women’s basketball teams are from Central Davidson, East Davidson, Ledford, Lexington, North Davidson, South Davidson, Southeast Guilford, and West Davidson high schools. For more info, visit

February 8-12. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully Charged. RBC Center. 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children Of All Ages. For more info, visit

( leagues/clubs )

Thursdays, February 2 through April 16. City of Winston-Salem University. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city’s role in the community. Participation is limited to 18 residents who live in Winston-Salem or Forsyth County and who will be selected through an application process. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 30. Applications are available online at and can be printed and mailed in, or filled out and submitted online. For more info, call CityLink331

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

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

Third Monday of every month. 1:00 & 6:45 p.m. Hearing Loss Association. South Fork Community Center, 4403 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem. Chance to meet, discuss and learn abou the challenges that face the hard-of-hearing community. For more information visit or call 788-6012.

Third Tuesdays. 12:00 pm. League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Haywood Duke Room, 607 N. Greene St., Greensboro. Guests welcome. Optional lunch. For more information call 274-0202 or visit

Third Tuesdays. 7 p.m. Winston-Salem Writers Open Mic. Rana Loca, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Members and future members read 5-minute excerpts from their prose and poetry in front of a friendly and receptive audience. Unlike a “slam,” there’s no judging. For rules and more information, visit

( sports )

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

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

Ongoing. Greensboro REI Store Classes & Events. 3334 West Friendly Ave., Ste. 140. For more information call 323-3117. For a list of events visit

( etc. )

Now through December 31. Holidays at Old Salem. Old Salem. 600 S Main St., Winston-Salem. A visit to Old Salem during the Holiday Season is a step back to a time when the holidays were simpler, less stressful and more focused on faith and family. For more info, visit

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

December 22. 6pm. Blue Christmas. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. 2690 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem. For many, it won’t be a holly jolly Christmas this year. People grieving over the deaths of loved ones, divorce, unemployment and other losses often find the holiday season especially difficult. They may find it impossible to get into the holiday spirit and feel pressured to pretend to feel excited and happy. For those people, St. Anne’s is offering a Blue Christmas service. For more info, visit or call 336.768.0174

December 25. 9am-5pm. Feeding the Needy. Benders Tavern. 4517A W Market St., Greensboro. Come join the friendly folks at Benders as they work with Urban Ministries to feed anyone in need on Christmas Day. All money is donated for the purchase of food. They provide the space to cook and serve the food. Volunteers help cook, clean, serve and deliver to these people.

For more info, visit Benders Tavern on facebook.

December 26-Jan 1. Varying times. Week-Long Kwanzaa Celebration. Hayes-Taylor YMCA. 1101 E Market St., Greensboro & Bethel AME Church. 200 Regan St., Greensboro. Harambee! Kwanzaa time is almost here! Are you ready? Or have you never heard of Kwanzaa? Whether you are a veteran to Kwanzaa or an eager novice, you are invited to celebrate Kwanzaa during Greensboro’s second annual week-long Kwanzaa celebration! For more info, visit

December 27, Jan. 28, 29. Varying times. Free Yoga Class For Beginners. Sunrise Yoga Studio. 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Court, Suite 1., Clemmons. Sunrise is offering free classes to bring out the yoga in everyone. For more info, visit or call 336.778.1233

January 3 & February 7. 5-6:30pm. Foster Care & Adoption Open House. 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem.

Ever think about being a foster parent or adopting a child? This open house will provide the training and support to help you make it happen! To RSVP and for more info, call 336.721.7652 or visit

January 4. 7-8:30pm. Online Magazine Discussion. Forsyth County Public Library Auditorium.

660 W Fifth St., Winston-Salem. Joshua Hennen of Hennen’s Observer will discuss the world of online magazines. Hennen’s offers writers the opportunity to display their work to an international audience. For more info, visit

January 4. High Point Museum New Hours begin. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. On this date, the High Point Museum will be changing its

hours. The Museum will be open to the public Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm. The Historic Park hours also will change to only being open on Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. This change represents an increase of hours that the Museum is open to the public going from 23 hours to 26 hours a week. For more info and details, call 336.885.1859 or visit

January 4-25. 12-1:30pm/5:30-7pm. Quitsmart Smoking Cessation Classes. 501 E Green Dr., High Point. This program is open to any Guilford County adult resident. The program consists of a series of classes; one class per week for four weeks. There is no cost to the participants for the program or materials. Class size is limited to 12 participants. For more info and registration, visit

January 4 through March 28. 6-7pm. Fitness by the Fiction: Free Exercise Classes. Greensboro Central Library. 219 N Church St., Greensboro. From African Dance to Zumba and everything in between, you can sample a variety of exercise options and maybe discover the one that’s ideal for you. Enjoy Fitness by the Fiction in the warmth and convenience of Central Library. For more info, visit

January 7. 2-5pm. Family Financial Fair. Greensboro Central Library. 219 N Church St., Greensboro. Teens and their families can learn about the many resources that promote financial literacy in the community. Presented in a festive atmosphere the Family Financial Fair will include games, prizes (including two computers), a jumping troop, balloons, magic and even a clown. For more info and registration, call 336.373.4559 or visit

Third Thursday. 7:30-9pm. Triad Story Exchange. City Arts Conference Room (Suite 101) at the Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro. Inviting storytellers and would be storytellers of all ages and experience to join in. Share stories, give positive performance tips and spark ideas for new flights of story fancy. For more information call 336-373-2731.

Second Saturdays, June through August. Museums and historic sites statewide. Fun programs and day-trips for families including a varied mix of artists, musicians, re-enactors, historic sites, and museums. For locations and details, call 919-807-7389 or visit www.

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

Ongoing. The Women’s Resource Center Classes. 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Space is limited. Call 275-6090 to register or visit

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

( animals )

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

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