( music )

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 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

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“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

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

January 9. 7:30pm. Greensboro Oratorio Singers Open Call. Friendly Avenue Baptist Church. 4800 Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Greensboro Oratorio Singers begins rehearsals for the spring season. Interested singers are invited. The registration fee is $25 and music is extra. For more info, visit

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

Wednesdays. 7:00-9:00 p.m. High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Open Bluegrass Jams. First, third & fifth Wednesdays at the Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro in the rehearsal room. Second & forth Wednesdays at icoffee in Summerfield, intersection of 150 W. & Lake Brandt Rd. For more information visit

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

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.

( new age )

January 1. Noon-1pm. New Years Day Kindness & Meditation. Center City Park. 200 N Davie St., Greensboro.

Begin 2012 with best wishes for our friends, our neighbors, our community, and ourselves by wishing us all wellness, peace and harmony through a kindness meditation. For more info, visit

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

( kids/teens )

December 28-29. 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

January 21. 10am-4pm. Bread & Butter Making. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. Come see our costumed interpreters bake bread and make butter in the Hoggatt House. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit

January 21. 10am-4pm. Blacksmithing Demonstration. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit

January 23 through March 26. 6pm. Make Way for Music. Randolph Arts Guild. 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro.

Kindermusik instructor and the Guild piano instructor, Margaret McKinnon will lead young participants between the ages of 6 months to 3 years old inn “Make Way for Music,” where families will sing, dance, and move their way through an exploration of several elements of music. For more info and registration, call 336.629.0399

January 28. 10am. Auditions for Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. Community Theatre of Greensboro. 200 N Davie St., 4th Floor, Greensboro. Students will need to prepare a song with either sheet music or a karoake CD and wear comfortable clothes to learn a short dance combination. Cast will be comprised of CTG’s Centerstage Jr. group and other students from the community.For more info, call 336.333.7470, ext. 202

( leagues/clubs )

January 4. 6-8pm. Triad After Work Social. Encore American Bistro. 2000 Reynolda Rd., Winston- Salem. Exhibitors and prizes this week include Dickson Chiropractic Clinic, Rick Babusiak State Farm Insurnace, and more. Also beer, wine, and soda from Childress Vineyards, Budweiser Cheerwine. For more info, visit www.

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

Fourth Tuesday of every month. 11:00 a.m. Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club meetings. Starmount Forest Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Dr., Greensboro. Guests welcome. Optional lunch. Contact Libby Kendrick at 643-3066.

Fourth Tuesday of every month. 12:00 p.m. Brown Bag Monthly Lunch Series. YWCA of Greensboro, 4002-E Spring Garden St. (between Wendover & Market) Presenting provocative, relevant discussions on issues important to women. For more information call 273-3461.

Fourth Tuesdays. 7 p.m. Herbal Thyme Guild. Guilford Co. Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 685-9135.

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

Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club. Hiking, biking, kayaking and/or social outings. Since 1982. For more information, visit www.

Thursdays, 1:30-4:30 pm. 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

First & Third Thursdays. 7:15-8:45 p.m. Sanctioned meetings by Eckhart Teachings. 406 State St., Greensboro. Meeting format: silent meditation and watching Eckhart Tolle DVD’s of talks and retreats. Cost: voluntary donations. For more information call the meeting facilitator, Randy, at 255-0221.

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

( 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

Now through 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 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

January 10. 6:30pm. Art From Your Imagination. Greensboro School of Creativity. 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. Let this class bring out the creativity in you, however creative you already think you are, or aren’t. Early registration is strongly encourage, as this class will fill up quickly. For registration and more info, call 336.456.5051

Second and Fourth Tuesdays. 7:30 pm. Comedy at the Café. The Underground Theatre in the lower level of Commerce Plaza, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston- Salem. A stand up open mic comedy night for amateur and professional comedians. For more information, call 336-793-8000 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.

Fourth Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. Poetry and Literature Open Mic. Underground Theatre of the Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Poets and writers of all kinds are encouraged to bring their works to the stage for readings. Kevin Watson of Press 53 emcees. For more information, call 336-793-8000 or visit

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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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

Tuesdays. 4-6 p.m. Community Writing Center. Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro. A free resource for all writers in the community sponsored by the UNCG Writing Center. Help with term papers, resumés, great American novels or anything else writing-related. For more information, email or