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February 16. 5:30-6:30pm. WAM Jam. Weatherspoon Art Museum. 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Unwind at WAM with this new series of informal performances featuring UNCG students. Enjoy jazz, new music, a capella, and more performed in spaces throughout the Museum. For more info, visit www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu

February 16. 8pm. Mondre Moffett & The A&T Jazz Allstars. Triad Stage. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. Jazz enthusiasts will not want to miss this jazz experience with some of the area’s very gifted jazz musicians. For more info and tickets, call 336.272.0160 or visit www.triadstage.org

February 16. 8pm. Brent Byrd Live. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. His music has been described as if Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix were jammin’ at a late night party and just before sunrise The Black Crowes and Bob Dylan showed up to add the finishing touches to an unforgettable evening of musical madness. For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www. greensborobean.com

February 17. 6:30pm. Mardi Gras at Millenium. Millenium Center. 101 W 5th St., Winston-Salem. In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, the Jambalaya Crew from Gonzales, Louisiana, will prepare the dinner on site at the Millennium Center the afternoon of February 17. There will also be performances of blues and blues music throughout the evening.For more info, call 336.723.3700 or visit www.mcenterevents.com

February 18. 6-9:30pm. Amore. Revolution Mill Event Center. 1000 Revolution Mill Dr., Greensboro. Hear Bel Canto in an intimate and lively cabaret performance. Join us for a glass of fine wine, an elegant plated dinner, a fabulous silent auction and raffle, and a great concert. Seating is limited so reserve your seat or an entire table today! For more info and tickets, call 336.333.2220 or visit www.belcantocompany.com

February 18. 8pm. Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue. High Point Theatre. 220 E Commerce Ave., High Point. Critically acclaimed blues-inspired gospel artist Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue will be performing live in concert. For more info and tickets, call 336.887.3001 or visit www.highpointtheatre.com

February 18. 8-9:30pm. The Vital Project 2012 Showcase. Greensboro Cultural Center. 200 N Davie St., Greensboro. Showcase will feature tap sensation Maurice Chestnut who was recruited by tap master Savion Glover; Fascinating singer, Rahbi returns to Greensboro after wowing the audience in last year’s Vital Grace showcase! For more info and tickets, call 336.540.8882 or visit www.cyrusartproduction.com

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February 18. 7:30pm. Salem Chorale and Concert Choir Preview Concert. Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center. 601 S Church St., Winston-Salem. The Salem College Chorale and Chamber Choir, led by Dr. Sonja Sepulveda, will join with the Palmetto Voices to perform a demonstration session on the spiritual. For more info, 336.721.2600 or visit www.salem.edu

February 18. 8-11pm. Dave LaBoone & Joshua Shelton, The Anatomy of Frank, Blakely Leonard. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Join us for a night of songwriters, folk and folk rock! For more info, visit www.greensborobean.com

February 19. 3pm. In The Mood. The Carolina Theatre.

310 S Greene St., Greensboro. IN THE MOOD celebrates America’s Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. For more info and tickets, call 336.333.2605 or visit www.carolionatheatre.com

February 19. 4pm.

Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra. Greensboro College, Huggins Performance Center. 815 W Market St., Greensboro. Don’t miss the GSYO Concerto Competition Winners performance. This is a free performance. For more info, visit www. greensborosymphony.org

February 23. 8pm. The Outliers Live. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. The Outliers is a bit different type of band. The band formed out of the respect for traditional American music but a love for genres spanning from reggae to Delta blues and a belief that music can change, become new and still evoke the deep ancient tones within.For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www.greensborobean.com

February 24. 7:30pm. Third Wheel Tuesday. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Three-piece acoustic band based out of Nashville, TN. For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www. greensborobean.com

February 24. 8-11pm. The Showcase. The Creative Center. 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. monthly event for singers/songwriters in the community to perform their original music as a soloist, in a duo or trio. For more info, call 336.681.2755 or visit www.greensboroschoolofcreativity.org March 2. 8pm. Jaclyn Falk, Be the Moon, Ryan Scarsberry.

The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. All We Got! Records presents NY based singer/songwriter, Jaclyn Falk in support of her new album, “Downs and Ups.” For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www. greensborobean.com

March 3. 8pm. Laurelyn Dossett and Red June. Upstage Cabaret, Triad Stage. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. “The Listening Room” series brings you this dyhnamic acoustic trio from Asheville, NC, performing along with Greensboro’s own Laurelyn DossettFor more info, visit www.redjunemusic.com

March 10. 7:30pm. Shantala Subramanyam Bamboo Flute Recital. UNCG School of Music Recital Hall. 1400 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. Flute recital by this Bangalore, India native. For more info, call 336.255.0937

March 17. 7pm. St. Patty’s Day w/ Possum Jenkins. Old Winston Social Club. 1131 Burke St., Winston- Salem. Call it alt. country. Call it Southern rock. Call it Americana. Call it shake-yo-ass blues-fried boogie with flashes of raucous cow punk. Any one of those musical descriptors could hit the mark during a Possum Jenkins show and be dead on. For more info, call 336.723.0060 or visit www.oldwinstonsocialclub.com

March 28. 6:30pm. Burst of the Blues. Elliott University Center. UNCG Campus. 1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. A folklorist, William Ferris, and a blues musician, Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum, headline the annual Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner. For more info and tickets, call 336.334.4849 or visit www.uncg.edu/euc/boxoffice

March 30. 8pm. Such Sweet Thunder. International Home Furnishings International Ballroom. 210 E Commerce Ave., High Point. Inspired by the masterful works of William Shakespeare, acclaimed jazz greats Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington and Billy Strayhorn created this suite of pieces bringing the worlds of literature and music together in this triumphant work. For more info and tickets, call 336.887.3001 or visit www. highpointtheatre.org

March 30. 8pm. Paleface Live in Concert. The Garage. 110 W 7th St., Winston-Salem. High-energy indie Folk duo Paleface (Ramseur Records) featuring Paleface himself and darling drummer Mo perform live. Jason Ringenberg (of Jason and The Scorchers) opens the show. For more info, call 336.777.1127

April 19. 8:30-11pm. Roberta Flack Live in Concert. Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St., Greenboro. Support the Carolina Theatre with tickets for a very special evening featuring Roberta Flack! Funds raised from Command Performance, an annual Benefit Gala, will provide the theatre with additional operating capital, ensuring many wonderful performing-arts experiences to come for future generations.For more info and tickets, call 336.333.2605 or visit www.carolinatheatre.com

Beginning January 31. 7-8:30pm. Piedmont Guitar Orchestra. Scales Fine Arts Building, Rm 306. Wake Forest University. Anyone can join, but you must read music and own a nylon-string guitar. There is a $60 registration fee. For more info, call 336.251.2657

Sundays, February 5 through 26. 5:30-6:30pm. African Drumming Classes. Golden Flower Tai Chi Center. 612 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. Drumming classes by Tam Tam Mandingue. $60 for the 4 week class w/ a $5 class drum rental. For more info, visit www.ttmws.com

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 www.communityartscafe.com.

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 www. highlonesomestrings.org.

Thursdays. Youth Music Lessons. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo Lessons for kids. Master musician Jim Vipperman of Vip’s Violins teaches fiddle at 5:30 p.m., and guitar and banjo at 6:15 p.m. No sign-up is required and instruments are available for use during the lessons. For more information call 786-7998.

Thursdays. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Weekly Jam Sessions. Old- Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free, all ages welcome. Also held every Saturday from 9:00- 11:00 a.m. at the Downtown Cinema Theatre, 142 N. Main St., Mount Airy, followed by a live WPAQ radio broadcast of the Merry-Go-Round program. For information contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

( new age )

February 28. 7pm. Herbal Thyme Guild. Guilford Agricultural Center. 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Deborah Crumpton, Running Pine Farm: Growing, finding, and cooking with local foods. For more info, call 828.450.2416

March 27. 7pm. Herbal Thyme Guild. Guilford Agricultural Center. 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Stephanie Hein-Ripley, Clinical Herbalist: Boosting the immune system. For more info, call 828.450.2416

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga for All. Center for Holistic Healing, High Point. The practice of yoga benefits all people–regardless of age, size, or physical fitness. For more information and other class schedules call 841-4307 or visit www.center4holistichealing.com.


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 )

February 16. 6:30-9pm. Leap into History…A Night at the Museum. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. The High Point Historical Society is hosting its annual Winter Gala Fundraiser and includes entertainment, music and few surprises. Come spend the evening learning about local history and meeting a few characters from our past. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit www.highpointmuseum.com

February 18. 8am-5pm. North Carolina Science Olympiad. Sullivan & Petty Science Bldgs & Student Rec Center, UNCG. Teams of up to 18 students will compete in events including building a battery-powered vehicle to traverse a specific course; testing a white powder to determine as many properties as possible; reading maps; and solving astronomy problems. Teams from Alamance, Chatham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Rockingham and Stokes counties will take part in events. For more info, visit www.uncg.edu

February 20. 6-9pm. Kid Show Mini Jam. Cici’s Pizza. 2857 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem. Calling all kid performers to perform! This event is to promote the Kookie Jar Kid Show that will be jumping off in April at Carver High School auditorium. For more info, call 336.448.7002

Beginning March 3. Summer Day Camp registration begins. ummer Day Camp registration will begin at 9 am on Saturday, March 3 at ten local recreation centers. Day camps will be offered June 11 through August 10 for boys and girls, ages 5-12. For additional info on rec center locations, 336.373.2574 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure

March 10. 11am-1pm. Children’s Book Signing. Barnhill’s Books. 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem. Children’s book author, Michele M. Manderine, will be reading from her book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. Libby Bagby and her Plott hound, “Lucky” will be joining Ms. Manderine for this cats’n dogs book signing. Free prizes for the kids.

March 30. 7pm. Farmer Jason CD Release. Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. 251 N Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts will host a concert with popular kids and family music performer FARMER JASON. The concert is part of a CD release tour celebrating the release of FARMER JASON latest CD “Nature Jams.” For more info and tickets, call 336.747.1414 or visit www.hanesbrandstheatre.org

Now 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 www.city-arts.org

Now 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

Now through mid-March. The Joy of Toys. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. What does a Ferris wheel, a record player and a Barbie have in common? They are all part of the new mini-exhibit at the High Point Museum. This exhibit, located in the Museum lobby, features some items that have never been on display and includes objects dating back to the early 20th century. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit www.highpointmuseum.com

Monday through Friday. 2:30-6 p.m. Caldcleugh After School Arts. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Homework and study time followed by cultural arts classes provided by community partners. For more information, call 336-373- 5881 or visit www.cit-arts.org.

Mondays. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Red Yellow and Blue Mondays. Green Hill Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Art making fun for the little ones. $5 per adult, $5 per child. Green Hill members free. For more information visit www.greenhillcenter.org.

Mondays. 6 p.m. Speak Out! Best Health, Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem. A year-round support group for teens, 13-17, who are dealing with issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression or any other concern. The free meetings are let by Ellen Nicola, Ph.D. For more information, call 336-768-3880 or visit www.triadmentalhealth.org.

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 kidsized 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.

Saturdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sound Technology Workshop. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Learn the basics of audio mixing, setting up a PA system, signal chains and more. For students ages 14-18. To register or learn more, call 336-373-5881 or visit www.city-arts.org.

Saturdays, Sundays, & Guilford County Schools Holidays. 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Indiana Bones and Survival Science Spectacular. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. Indiana Bones shows how putting the knowledge of science to work has gotten him out of some pretty tough jams. Visit www.natsci.org.

Ongoing. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. FoxFire Productions Performing Arts, 900 16th St., Greensboro. Offering lessons in ballet, step, sculpting, painting, voice, piano, drama and much more for ages 6-18. To register, call 336-991-9925.

Ongoing. Daily at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. OmniSphere Shows. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. an exciting new line-up of full dome, 3D and laser shows with lower admission prices. Visit www.natsci.org for show schedule and full descriptions.

( leagues/clubs )

February 23. 5:30-7:30pm. SynerG & Face to Face Meet & Greet w/ Greensboro City Council. Offices of Blue Zoom. 230 S Elm St., Greensboro. Admission is FREE but please reserve your place by emailing Cecelia Thompson at cthompson@actiongreensboro.org For more info, visit www.synerg.org

March 6. 5:30pm. High Point Artist Network (HiPAN) inaugural meeting. High Point Theatre. 220 E Commerce Ave., High Point. Realizing there is a need for area artists to have an active network of fellow artists for the sharing of information and resources, a new group is being formed to facilitate those needs. For more info, call 336.883.3640

March 10. 8pm. The Carolina Beard and Mustache Competition. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. Eight categories of fierce beard and mustache competitions with competitors traveling from far and wide. Live music provided by the Tremors. All done as a fundraiser for the Autism Society of NC. For more info, call 336.272.9888 or visit www. theblindtiger.com

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 www.nchearlingloss.org or call 788-6012.

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 www.wswriters.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, Saturdays & Sundays. Piedmont Hiking and Outing Group Event. Our members represent a wide range of age and professional and family characteristics, and offers opportunities and challenges for everyone. For more info, visit www.piedmonthikingandoutingclub.org

Third Wednesdays. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Green Drinks Greensboro. A free monthly networking event open to anyone looking to socialize and connect with others interested in the environment. For locations and more, visit www.greendrinks.org/NC/Greensboro.

Thursdays, now 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 www.CityofWS. org and can be printed and mailed in, or filled out and submitted online. For more info, call CityLink331

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

Thursdays. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mah Jongg Play ers. 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.

Third Thursday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Photography Club. Downstairs classroom of the Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Please call or e-mail to be placed on the e-mail list for meeting information and topics: Robert Merritt at merritt.rob@gmail.com or Hobart Jones at summersetva@aol.com, 710-0139.

( sports )

May 12. 10:30am. Bethabara Highland Games. Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston- Salem. Celebrate the Celtic contribution to colonial Bethabara with music, athletics & more. For more info, call 336.924.8191 or visit www.bethabarapark.org

June 2. 12noon. 2012 Relay for Life. Page High School. 201 Alma Pinnix Dr., Greensboro. Please join in the fight to cure cancer. Thank you for your continued support of the Greensboro American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, the largest fundraiser. For more info and to register, call 336.834.0844

Now through March 2. Adult Women’s Softball League Registration. Team registration is underway for the Adult Women’s Softball League for players, 18 years and older. League play will consist of 12 regular season games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A single elimination tournament will follow the conclusion of regular season. Practices will begin on March 13. For more info, call 336.373.2946 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure

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.

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 www.shepherdscenter.org.

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. )

February 15. 10am. Museum Guild Meeting. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. The discussion topic will be Louise Thaden and Lousie Smith both aviatrix from this area. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit www.highpointmuseum.com

February 15. 12-1:30pm. Social Media Speech. Sears Applied Technologies Building Auditorium. 601 High Point Rd., Jamestown. GTCC’s Communication and Foreign Language Department is making an effort to get students to understand that the social media affects their employability. For more info, call 336.334.4822

February 15. 2:30-3:30pm. Entrepreneurial Success discussion. Elliot University Center Auditorium. 507 Sterling St., Greensboro. US Small Business Administration’s top small business advisor will host a discussion on strategies and best practices for folks interested in starting or growing their small business. For more info and registration, visit thepathatuncg.eventbrite.com

February 15. 7pm. Bookmarks presents Novelist Eleanor Brown. Reynolda Manor Library. 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem. Bookmarks presents debut novelist Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters. For more info and registration, visit www.bookmarksnc.org

February 16. 10am. “Little Old Ladies and Grumpy Old Men.” Warnersville Center. 601 Doak St., Greensboro. Seniors focus on positive aging, coupled with lots of humor. Class size is limited to 20 participants per session. For more info, call 336.373.5871 or visit www. greensboro-nc.gov/leisure

February 16. 12noon-1pm. History of Wine Making workshop. Frank L. Horton Museum Center. 924 S Main St., Winston-Salem. “History of Wine Making” will present a brief history of the art with a focus on Yadkin Valley wine makers today, their terroir, along with some wine tasting. For more info and registration, call 337.721.7384

February 16. 2-3pm. Caregiving Workshop. Martin Dixon Intergenerational Center. Bennett College. 600 Gorrell St., Greensboro. Senior Resources of Guilford is offering a caregiver workshop for individuals who are preparing to be or who are already the caregiver of an older adult. For more info and registration, call 336.373.4816

February 16. 4pm. 2012 Black History Month Panel. Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center. 601 S Church St., Winston-Salem. Through the Black History Month Panel, participants share information on activism and advocacy. The panelists include Salem students, Salem faculty and representatives from the greater Winston-Salem community. For more info, 336.721.2600 or visit www.salem.edu

February 16. 6:30pm. Understanding Economics in the News. Club Dining Room. Corrin Refectory, Salem Fine Arts Center. 601 S Church St., Winston-Salem. Salem College faculty member, Dr. Megan Silbert, will offer a non-technical primer in macroeconomics. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, 336.721.2600 or visit www.salem.edu

February 17. 11am-1pm, 5-7pm. Kickoff to Kindergarten: Parent Day. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. Calling all parents of pre-schoolers! Representatives from Guilford County Schools and other community pre-K resources will be available to answer questions and give you all the information you need to register and prepare your child for pre-school or Kindergarten. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit www.highpointmuseum.com

February 18. 9am. Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery. Robinhood Road YMCA. 3474 Robinhood Rd., Winston-Salem. Attend this free seminar to learn more about Bariatric surgery and how it could help you become the person on the outside that you know you are on the inside. Registration is required. For more info and registration, call 336.878.6888

February 18. 9:30am. Heritage Family Fest: A Black History Month Celebration. Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem. This is a daylong event of fun activities suitable for the whole family. For more info, call 336.721.7300 or visit www.oldsalem.org

February 18. 10-11am. Alternative Energy Homes Virtual Tour. Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library. 1420 Price Park Rd., Greensboro. Hear stories from actual homeowners and see pictures of alternative energy systems. Learn the benefits of these systems and enter a drawing for an energy savings kit. For more info, visit www.greensborolibrary.org

February 18. 11am-12pm/4pm-5pm. Heroic: A Womanthology launch, signing & panel discusssion. Acme Comics. 2150 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Acme Comics is hosting a signing and panel discussion with three of the comic book industry’s leading female artists to celebrate the launch of Heroic: A Womanthology, a new graphic novel anthology featuring more than 150 female creators. For more info, call 336.574.2263 or visit www.acmecomics.com

February 18. 12noon. 5K4K “For the Kids.” Elliott University Center. West Lawn, UNCG Campus. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Up ‘til Dawn Chapter and local non-profit Lilly’s Foundation will be hosting a 5K4K “4 the Kids” which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Brenner Children’s Hospital. For more info, visit www.lillysfoundation.org

February 19. 5pm. John Fortuna Book Signing. Eclectic By Nature. 407 State St., Greensboro. The “world’s most honest psychic,” John Fortuna will sign copies of his book Get In-tuit and do readings. Fortuna, who began reading Tarot cards when he was 6 years old, also works as a freelance writer, family counselor, natural health practitioner and a musician. For more info, call 336.373.0733 or visit www.advisorandreader.com

February 20. 6-7:30pm. Ayn Rand Biographer Jennifer Burns lecture. Joseph M. Bryan Auditorium, Guilford College Campus. 5800 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Jennifer Burns, author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, will speak on “Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Faith, and American Politics.” For more info, email yarbraykm@guilford.edu

February 21. 5:30-7:30pm. Pro Se Motion Lecture. Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro. 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro. At this free workshop, you will recieve instructions on filing out Pro Se Motions, one-on-one assistance, and answers to all of your questions. For more info, call 336.275.6090 or visit www. womenscentergso.org

February 21. 6pm. “Afro-Eccentricity: Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion.” discussion. Petty Building, Rm 136. UNCG Campus. Conversations with the Community discussion. For more info, call 336.334.5507

February 21. 7pm. Lecture: The Beauty of Wine. Sara Smith Self Gallery, Randolph Arts Guild. 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Do you know your muscadine from your merlot? Your tanins from your terpenes? Find out how to use these terms and so much more as Lumina Wine & Beer’s very own Jennifer Parrish shares the ways of wine with a special guest wine pro from Country Vintner Wine Distributors. For more info, call 336.629.0399

February 23. 1:30-2:30pm. Group Respite Program Reception. Adult Center for Enrichment. 312 Muir’s Chapel Rd., Greensboro. Recently, the Abernathy House which houses the program was beautifully furnished and decorated thanks to a grant from Ecolab Foundation, and the hard work of ACE Board Member Barbara James and the Muir’s Chapel staff and volunteers. Join our staff, participants and friends as we celebrate and show our appreciation!!For more info and to RSVP, call 336.274.3559

Thursdays, February 23 to March 29. 1:30-4pm. “Living Healthy” Chronic Disease Self Management Program. First Baptist Church. 405 N Main St., High Point. Living Healthy is an evidence-based program created and evaluated by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. It is designed to help individuals better manage their chronic conditions and live healthier and happier lives. For more info and to register, call 336.641.7722

February 25. 11am-1pm. Community Connections Family Life Center Day Care Center Open House. 153 E Bellevue Dr., (The Arc of High Point) High Point. Think about this – what is YOUR dream for: Yourself? Your family? Your community? Come to learn about the premier creative inclusive child care environment in High Point. For more info, call 336.883.0650

February 25. 1:30pm. 12th Annual Polar Plunge. Wet & Wild Emerald Pointe. 3910 S Holden Rd., Greensboro. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will host the 12th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. Registration begins at 10:30am. Plunging begins at 1:30pm. Lunch provided by Logan’s Roadhouse for all plungers. For more info or to pre-register, call 336.641.3611

February 26. 6pm. Triad’s Only Oscar Night America Party. O. Henry Hotel. 624 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro. The Triad audience will watch the Academy Awards telecast live on large screens, courtesy of ABC-45, the Triad affiliate of the ABC Television Network, which broadcasts the Academy Awards presentation. For more info and tickets, call 336.333.7470 (ext 206)

February 26. Oscar Ball Fundraiser. Encore American Bistro. 411 W 4th St., Winston-Salem. The Academy Awards come to Winston-Salem, as Encore American Bistro hosts an Oscar Ball to benefit Senior film students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. For more info, call 336.722.9911 or visit www.encoreamericanbistro.com

February 27. Salute to Heroes. Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St., Greensboro. Award recipients will be honored at the 2nd annual Salute to Heroes Event. For more info, visit www.GuilfordHeroes.org

February 27 through March 2. 8:30am-5pm. Peer Support Specialist Training. Hope Outreach Church. 2800 Westchester Dr., High Point. This training offered by the Mental Health Association in Greensboro will provide the basic 40 hours towards NC Peer Support Specialist Certification. For more info and registration, call 336.373.1402

February 29. 1-2:30pm. Caregiver Education Session. ACE. 11 Oak Branch Dr., Suite B, Greensboro. Many family caregivers experience high levels of burden, which can often lead to increased anxiety. Courtney Langhorne, MSW intern with the Adult Center for Enrichment, will offer education about caregiving and anxiety and related coping strategies. For more info and registration, call 336.274.3559

Now through February 20. Save Money, Save Energy. Various Greensboro Library Branches. There are economic and environmental costs with nearly any type of energy consumption so what can you do to save money and save the Earth? You can set a goal to reduce your energy usage and learn more about the subject. For more info visit www.greensborolibrary.org

Now through February 24. 1-3:30pm. “Living Healthy with Diabetes” Workshop. St. Stephen United Church of Christ. 1000 Gorrell St., Greensboro. If you have diabetes and you want to learn more about managing your disease, Living Healthy with Diabetes is for you. For more info, call 336.373.4816.

Now through February 29. Police Hopefuls Application. Men and women interested in joining the Greensboro Police Department have until Feb. 29th to submit their applications for the 95th Police Basic Introductory Course which begins May 16. For more info, call 1.888. GPD.JOBS or visit www.gsopd.org

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Now through May 31. AARF Older Cat Adoption Campaign. AARF. 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem. Animal Adoption Rescue Foundation will be showcasing the adorable, older cats that we have for adoption.

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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