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( music )

January 13. 7:30pm. Lacy Green, Small Town Gossip, Wurlitzer Prize Live. Hanesbrands Theatre. 209 N Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Part of the Triad Music Festival, which is designed to reach out to the the Triad music communities and celebrate artists that are writing and playing original music. For more info, call 336.793.8000 or visit

January 13. 8pm. Songwriters Soundoff Showcase. Underground Theatre. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Hear the best original songs in the Triad as chosen by popular vote. For more info, call 336.793.8000

January 14(7:30pm),15(3pm), & 17(7:30pm). Winston-Salem Symphony presents a “Cello-bration.” Stevens Center, UNCSA. 405 W Fourth St., Winston- Salem. The Winston-Salem Symphony’s January 2012 Classics and Kicked-Back Classics concerts will feature pieces that highlight the cello, celebrating its mellow tones as well as its dramatic potential. For more info and tickets, call 336.464.0145 or visit

January 14. 8-11pm. @Risk at the Green Bean. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. @Risk plays cutting edge, indie rock with virtuoso guitar work by Kevin Greene. Support by the Piedmontsmen and The Grand Ole Uproar. For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit

January 20. 8pm. Birds and Arrows Live. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Melodic, indie folk rock from Chapel Hill. Supporting act will be Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth. For more info, visit www.

( 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

( kids/teens )

January 13. Girl’s Club. Caldcleugh Multicultural Center. 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. This winter, young ladies in grades K-6 gather every Friday from 6-8 pm to learn cake decorating, jewelry making, West African drumming and so much more. For more info and registration, call 336.373.5881 or visit

January 18 through February 25. Spanish Splash. Caldcleugh Multicultural Center. 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Give your toddler or pre-schooler a bilingual head start with 45 minute classes that introduce Spanish vocabulary and basics through music and movement. For more info, call 337.373.5881 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

( leagues/clubs )

January 12. 5:30-8pm. SynerG on Tap. Natty Greene’s Brewery. 345 S Elm St., Greensboro. Don’t miss this valuable networking event. Bring yourself and a friend. For more info, visit

January 12. 5:30-7:30pm. Piedmont Triad USGBC hosts: Suistainable Community Development in the Piedmont Triad. Volvo Communication Building. 7900 National Service Rd., Greensboro. Presentation given by Larry Woods, CEO of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem and Skip Crowe and Beth McKee-Huger with the Greensboro Housing Coalition. Speakers will focus on two exciting sustainability and revitalization initiatives in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. For more info, call 336.757.3200

January 14. Fiction Slush Fest. Winston-Salem Writers. 380 H Knollwood St., Winston-Salem. Debra Horton, experienced writing teacher, will critique work submitted anonymously by the audience and offer suggestions for improvement. For more info, call 336.473.8777 or visit

January 17. 12noon. League of Women Voters Lunch Program. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Haywood Duke romm, 607 N Greene St., Greensboro. Speaker: Major Debora Montgomery, commander of the Court Services Bureau, Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. Program free and open to all. Lunch is available for $10. Lunch reservations must be made in advance. For more info, call 336.643.2131 or 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

( etc. )

January 11. 8-9:30am. Community Conversation on Health Care. Greensboro Historical Museum. 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Don’t miss the opportunity enjoy a free breakfast and hear what two community leaders have to say about one of our nation’s most pressing political concerns, health care reform. For more info, visit

January 14. 10am-4pm. ECPI Campus Discovery Day. 7802 Airport Center Dr., Greensboro. Attendees will have the opportunity to see exciting interactive demonstrations, tour the campus, meet with faculty and staff, observe the hands-on learning environment, and explore future career education goals in the technology, business, criminal justice and medical arenas. For more info, visit

January 14. 2:30pm. Beer School. Foothills Brewing Company. 638 West 4th St., Winston-Salem. Foothills Beer School is back in session! Tickets are $15 per person, which includes a detailed class on the brewing process, a tour of the brewery, samples of all the beers currently offered, and a commemorative tasting glass. For more info, visit

January 15. 4-6:30pm. MLK Day America’s Sunday Supper. Stephanie’s Restaurant II. 2507 Randleman Rd., Greensboro. America’s Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each one of us has to make a difference.

January 15. 7pm. 27th Annual MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration. The Arts Council Theatre. 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem. In remembering this prolific humanitarian and his dream, there will be something for everyone including music, comedy, monologues, and dance. For more info, call 336.723.2266

January 16. 12noon. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inter-Faith Celebration. Saint James Presbyterian Church. 820 Ross Ave., Greensboro. The community is invited attend a free inspirational mid-day celebration as Saint James Presbyterian Church presents its “Sixth Annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration Service.” For more info, call 336.273.6658 or visit

January 16. 7:30am. MLK Memorial Breakfast. Sheraton Hotel, Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center. 3121 High Point Rd., Greensboro. In memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Greensboro Human Relations Commission is sponsoring its annual memorial Breakfast. Due to limited seating, reservations should be made immediately. For more info and reservations, call 336.373.2038

January 17. 7pm. Elaine Brown MLK Commemoration Address. Aycock Auditorium. UNCG Campus. Elain Brown, the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party will deliver the keynote address. Also featured will be a performance by the Neo-Black Gospel Choir and the presentation of the annual MLK Service Award. For more info, call 336.334.5090

( animals )

January 14,15. 10am-4pm. Winter CFA Allbreed Cat Show. Best Western Hotel. 135 South Main St., High Point. Central Carolina Cat Fanciers annual winter cat show. The show features over 200 cats from a wide variety of breeds. For more info, visit www.nccats.or

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