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( music )

March 8. 8pm. Red Wanting Blue. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. Led by singersongwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue’s story is noted as a textbook case of local boys making good. With songs that passionately represent the heart and heartland, Terry and Red Wanting Blue’s performances are addictive because of their authenticity. For more info, visit www.theblindtiger.com

March 9. 7pm-2am. Dawnaroo. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. A great show for a great cause, featuring six bands, food and raffle prizes. This show is a benefit for Dawn Brown who has just began chemo treatment for breast cancer. 20% of the proceeds from the event will benefit programs for cancer patients at Cone Health Cancer Center.For more info, call 336.272.9888 or visit www.theblindtiger.com

March 9. 8pm. Curtis Eller’s America Circus. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. New York City’s Angriest Yodeling Banjo Player comes to The Green Bean. For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www.greensborobean.com

March 10. 10am. Girl Scout Songapolooza. Four Seasons Town Center Ampitheatre. 410 Four Seasons Town Centre, Greensboro. The centennial celebration includes a day of fellowship and fun, including performances of Girl Scout songs from yesterday and today. There will also be displays showcasing 100 years of Girl Scouting. For more info, email GSSU149@gmail.com

March 10. 7:30-9:30pm. Open Mike Night. Tate St. Coffee. 334 Tate St., Greensboro. acoustic-only open mike night. The more, the marrier. For more info, call 336.339.0656

March 10. 6:30pm. Musical Moods Dinner and Concert Gala. Empire Room. 203 S Elm St., Greensboro. Don’t miss this special event to recognize this significant milestone anniversary and to support Sanctuary House, a Greensboro recovery and rehabilitation program for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. For more info, call 336.340.6502 or visit www.sanctuaryhousegso.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 13. 7pm. Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands. Southern Lights Bistro. 2415 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. North Carolina’s Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands combine an eclectic mix of influences and experience to create haunting gypsy tunes that verge on vaudeville at times, and sound to me like the soundtrack to a lost Tim Burton flick. For more info, visit www.southernlightsbistro.com

March 13. 9pm. No Age with The Piedmontsmen, Jenny Bezetzt, and Matt Northrup. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. L.A. Dreampunks No Age make a whole lot of noise for just two people. The drum and guitar duo mashes up skuzzy riffage, glassy-eyed So Cal attitude, shoegaze pedal dreams and just enough pop sensibility to make you head bob while your fists pump. For more info, visit www.theblindtiger.com

March 17. 2pm. Winston-Salem Symphony Free Concert. Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University campus. 1834 Wake Forest Rd., Winston-Salem. The Concert for Community is being presented in partnership with the Institute for Public Engagement of Wake Forest University in celebration of WS Symphony’s 65th anniversary and is sponsored by the George and Mary Tucker Charitable Fund. For more info, visit www.wssymphony.org

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 17. 8-11pm. The Spiveys, Lake Isle, and Old Avenue. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Three alt/indie rock bands playing on St. Patrick’s Day. For more info, call 336.691.9990 or visit www.greensborobean.com

April 29 through May 1. The X Factor Registration & Auditions. The Greensboro Coliseum. 1921 E Lee St., Greensboro. THE X FACTOR is searching for America’s best undiscovered talent. If you are a solo artist or vocal group and are ages 12 and up, you can audition for THE X FACTOR Season 2. For more info, visit www.thexfactorusa.com

Going on now. Rock the Block Accepting Band Applications. Rock the Block, the city’s annual end-ofsummer music festival, is accepting applications from rock, country and R&B bands interested in performing at the next Rock the Block on Sept. 22. Interested bands should send a media kit to Rock the Block, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27102. Kits may also be e-mailed to Sue Spainhour, susans@cityofws.org.

( new age )

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

April 19. 10am-6:30pm. Earth Day Celebration. UNCG Campus, College Ave., and Foust Park. Winners of the Creative Sustainability Initiative (CSI) will be announced at this event. Groups from the campus and community will be hosting activities and informational tables. For more info, visit www.uncg.edu or call 336.334.3664

Mondays, beginning March 12. Movement, Mobility, and Balance Intensive Level 2-3 with Jacob Felder. Yoga Gallery. 633 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. Increase range of motion and heighten coordination using joint and muscle isolation techniques. Sharpen your sense of balance with techniques developed by Jacob, RYT 500 hours, movement/balance artist. For more info, visit www.yogagallery.net

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. Yoga Level 1 with Judi Maloy. Yoga Gallery. 633 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. A great class for learning the basics, names and benefits of Yoga poses, and building strength while gaining flexibility. No one is too new. For more info, 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

( kids/teens )

March 10. 10am. Animal Show & Tell Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center, Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Meet some animals up close such as turtles, snakes, rabbits and insects. Learn about these animals and the ones living at Bur-Mil Park. For more info and to register, call 336.373.3802

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 10. 1-4pm. Children’s Book Signing. Crocodile Books. 4007 Country Club Rd., Suite C. Winston- Salem. Author, Michele Marlene Manderine will be appearing with her book “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat.”

March 15. 6:30pm. Animal Show & Tell Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center, Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Choose flowering annuals, perennials, bulbs and woodland plants to brighten and add color to that shady yard. For more info and to register, call 336.375.5876

March 24. 10am-2pm. Easter Extravaganza. Jaycee Park football fields. 3110 Forest Lawn Dr., Greensboro. The egg hunt will be held for three age groups: ages 1-4 at 11 am; ages 5-7 at 12 noon; and ages 8-10 at 1 pm. Children are asked to bring their own baskets. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures! For more info, call 336.274.3470

Happening now. Summer Day Camp registration begins. Summer 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

Happening now. Outdoor Adventure Camp registration. Outdoor Adventure Camp. 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd., Greensboro. Campers will be introduced to outdoor skills such as wilderness survival, navigation, camping, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, archery and more! Each session will include a special overnight campout. For more info and registration, call 336.373.3816 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/adventurecamp

Now through March 9. 8am-4pm. Bitty Ball League registration. Athletics Office. 501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. The league is open to boys and girls, ages 4-6 (age determined as of April 30, 2012). The program offers a fun introduction to the game of baseball. For more info, call 336.373.2574 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure

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

( leagues/clubs )

March 7. 9:25am-2pm. NCCJ’s Youth Leadership Conference. NC A&T State University’s Memorial Student Union. 1601 E Market St., Greensboro. NCCJ’s Conference is an annual event that invites student leaders from Guilford County public and independent schools to explore how they can improve school climate. For more info, visit www.nccjtriad.org

March 8. 5:30-8pm. SynerG on Tap. Summit Station. 125 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Looking to meet new friends, collaborators or colleagues? Join SynerG and the Wake Forest MBA program for a SynerG on Tap. For more info, visit www.synerg.org

March 8. 7-8:30pm. Mel Gilles Discussion and Book Signing. Barnes and Noble. 3102 Northline Ave., Greensboro. Utah author and former Greensboro resident (and Grimsley High graduate, ‘91) Mel Gilles returns to Greensboro for a discussion and signing of her new book The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America. For more info, call 336.854.4200

March 9. Noon. 2012 MEAC Day Party Extravaganza. Encore. 411 W 4th St., Winston-Salem. Ultimate Champagne VIP Loft features flat screens, plush couches, food, and free champagne. Multiple DJ’s will be spinning throughout the evening. For more info, visit www.2012dayparty.eventbrite.com

March 10. 8pm. The Carolina Beard and Mustache Competition. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. Join in for an awesome day of follicular fury! 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

March 13. 7-8:45pm. Sierra Club March Meeting. 501 S Mendenhall St., Greensboro. Carina Barnett-Loro will make a presentation on the current environmental, social, and public health impacts of tar sands oil extraction in northern Alberta. For more info, visit www. northcarolina.sierraclub.org/piedmont

( sports )

March 10. Triad Commute Challenge: Commute Dash 5k. Downtown Winston-Salem. Registration for the Commuter Dash is FREE, open to the public, and the weather is expected to be perfect! We have already registered around 200 runners, but we want YOU to join us for the best ever Triad Commute Challenge! For more info, visit www.triadcommutechallenge.com

March 17 & 31. One-person bass-fishing Tournaments. Lake Townsend. 6332 Lake Townsend Rd., Greensboro & Lake Higgins. 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd., Greensboro. Lake Townsend will host the One-Person Bass Tournament on Saturday, March 17 for anglers, 16 years and older. The entry fee is $35 per person and fishermen must have their own boats. For more info, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/lakes

Now through March 21. Greater Greensboro Senior Games and SilverArts Registration. Smith Senior Center. 2401 Fairview St., Greensboro. Each year, the Games offer seniors, 55 years and better in Guilford County and surrounding areas, an opportunity to compete in a variety of athletic events and display their artistic talents. For more information or to receive a registration packet, call 336.375.2237

March 24. 5pm. Greensboro Roller Derby Presents: Marzo Loco. Simkins Sports Pavilion at Barber Park. 1500 Dans Rd., Greensboro. The first bout of the evening will be between two of Greensboro Roller Derby’s home teams, the Mad Dollies and the Elm Street Nightmares. The main event will be a bout between Greensboro Roller Derby’s travel team, the Gate City Roller Girls, and Richmond’s Star City Roller Girls. For more info, visit www.greensbororollerderby.com

Now through March 11. Adult Dodgeball Registration. Hartley Drive Family YMCA. 150 W Hartley Dr., High Point. This program is CO-ED and for ages 16 and up. The season will begin March 19th and games will be held on Monday nights starting at 7pm. For more info, call 336.869.0151

Going on now. Swim Lessons Enrollment. Hartley Drive Family YMCA. 150 W Hartley Dr., High Point. Enroll your child or yourself in swim lessons today! We offer classes that meet once a week for 6 weeks at a cost of $29 for members and $54 for non-members. For more info, call 336.869.0151

( etc. )

March 7. 11am. 12th Annual MS Luncheon. Greensboro Country Club. 410 Sunset Dr., Greensboro. The Central North Carolina chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be hosting Lieutenant Colonel Bobbi Doorenbos, a former fighter pilot and active member of the multiple sclerosis community, at its annual On the Move Luncheon. For more info, visit www.nationalmssociety.org/ncc

March 10. 1-3 pm. Prepare your Catch. Lake Brandt. 5945 Lake Brandt Rd., Greensboro. Learn to clean, debone and prepare freshly caught fish. Participants will learn a simple and delicious recipe for preparing the catch. For more information and registration, call 336.373.3816 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/lakes

March 10 & 24. 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. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit www.highpointmuseum.org

March 11. 2pm. International Working Women’s Day Celebration. Communication Workers of America (CWA). Local 3607 Union Hall. 129 Industrial Dr., Greensboro. The current struggles of working women in this area, state and country will be discussed as well as the way forward. For more info, call 336.272.2758

March 13. 2-3pm. Relaxation: Stress Reduction for Caregivers. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. 607 N Greene St., Greensboro. The workshops, Caregivers Need Care Too, are free to family caregivers. Registration is requested in advance of each workshop. For registration and more info, call 336.373.4816

March 13. 6pm. Hartzman’s Inquisition. Old Guilford County Courthouse. 301 W Market St., Greensboro. Class Topics: Greensboro, Guilford, NC & US Politics, Downtown Noise, Crony Capitalism, Gay Marriage, Local Journalism, Performance Arts Center etc…, Municipal, Healthcare, Religious, and Legal Ethics. For more info and registration, visit www.hartzman.eventbrite.com

March 13. 6:30pm. “Heirloom Gardening in a Modern World: The Seed Savers Story” Lecture. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium. Old Salem Visitors Center. 900 Old Salem Rd., Winston-Salem. Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Slow Food Piedmont will host Diane Ott Whealy, Co-Founder and Vice President of Seed Savers Ex change and author of Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver. For more info and pre-registration, call 800.441.5305

March 13. 7:30pm. The Small Mechanisms of Being: An Evening with Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center. 601 S Church St., Greensboro. Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections: Lucky Fish, At the Drive- In Volcano (winner of the Balcones Prize) and Miracle Fruit (winner of the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the Global Filipino Award and a finalist for The Glasgow Prize and the Asian American Literary Award). For more info, www.salem.edu

March 14. 9am. Adobe Photoshop Elements for Beginners. The Creative Center. 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. This three part training session is designed for the beginner as an introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements. You will learn about Element’s user interface, making selections, using the layer palette, resizing and formatting images. For more info, visit www.greensboro101.com/events

March 14. 7pm. Save Our Community: Fight Foreclosure! The Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St., Greensboro. Let’s Lose Our House is a smart and funny look at the often misunderstood roots of the housing crash. This short film follows the “all American family” from buying their first home to seeing it foreclosed on and shows how banks and the large financial industry destroyed peoples lives through fraudulent practices. For more info, visit www.carolinatheatre.com

( animals )

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..

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