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( music )

May 11. 8pm. Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Durhambased Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends is the perfect fusion of traditional Appalachia and top shelf Americana. For more info, call 336.691.9990

May 12. 6pm. Love Restoration Choir Concert. Christ United Methodist Church. 410 N Holden Rd., Greensboro. The concert, entitled “A Restoration Experience,” will feature The Love Restoration Choir, under the direction of Mike Williams as well as Anthony Moore and Restoration of Burlington, NC. For more info, call 336.988.8532

May 19. 7-9:30pm. Open Mic Night. Boston’s House of Jazz. 422 N Edgeworth St., Greensboro. The Triad Association of Black Journalists will host its inaugural Open Mic Night where guests can enjoy a night of original poems, comedy and song. For more info, call 336.517.768

May 21-31. Magnolia Baroque Festival. Varying locations. The Magnolia Baroque Festival is a biannual celebration of some of the most beloved music of all time. For more info and a full concert schedule, call 336.721.1945 or visit

May 26. 2pm. Foothills Brewing Beer and Music Extravaganza. Foothills Brewing Facility. 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem. Foothills is collaborating with friends at Mantrabash and Camp Barefoot to create a beer and music extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Come see the new brewing facility for the first time and get a preview of some of the great music you’ll see at these two festivals. For more info, visit

May 26. 8pm. John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. Come check out Asheville’s own high energy indieamericana trio, John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe. Greensboro’s Lake Isle will be providing direct support. For more info, call 336.691.9990

June 1. 9pm. Pepperdome live. The Clubhouse. 435 Dolley Madison Rd., Greensboro. Come out for an evening of great music. Supporting acts include The Draves, Portable Hero, and Jeremy Autry. For more info, visit the clubhouse on facebook

June 2. 12pm. Mosaic Festival: International Food and Music in Downtown Greensboro. Church World Service. 620 S Elm St., Suite 315, Greensboro. Local artists will perform music and dance from their home country and local immigrants and refugees will cook food native to their homeland for eveyone to enjoy. For more info, visit

June 12. 7pm. Marvin Hamlisch Performance. Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Campus. 5800 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Hamlisch is a fourtime Emmy winner and has earned three Oscars, four Grammys, one Tony, and three Golden Globe awards. NewBridge Bank and EMF are proud to present this special event in celebration of EMF’s 51st season. For more info and tickets, visit or call 336.272.0160

June 21-24. 2012 East Coast Songwriters Conference. Community Arts Cafe. 411 W Fourth St., Winston- Salem. The annual conference provides attendees with a weekend full of valuable resources for honing the craft of songwriting including workshops, seminars & showcases, with opportunities for face to face networking with the music industry Pros. For more info, visit www.

September 1. 2nd Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival. Oak Hollow Festival Park. 3431 N Centennial St., High Point. Friends of Coltrane Inc. bring you this incredible festival. Once again, the crowds will enjoy the sounds of blues and jazz as they overlook the beautiful view at Oak Hollow Lake. For more info, call 336.884.5255

Now through May 13. Ain’t Misbehavin’: The “Fats” Waller Musical Show. Triad Stage. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. Harlem. The Cotton Club. Honky tonk dives, rent parties and sweet, sweet swing. The songs of “Fats” Waller explode in this celebration of some of the best American music ever written. For more info and tickets, visit

( new age )

May 9. 6-8pm. Beading Basics Classes. Bubbling Well Bead & Tea Bar. 612 Trade St., Winston-Salem. This class is for anyone who has no experience or wants to improve their basic skills. For more info, visit

May 16. 2-3pm. Yoga for the Mind, Body, and Soul. Pennybyrn at Maryfield. 109 Penny Rd., High Point. 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

June 10. 3:30pm. Yoga 101. Sunrise Yoga Studio. 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct., #1, Clemmons. Are you brand new to Yoga? Did you do yoga a long time ago and want a refresher? If yes, than Yoga 101 workshop is for you! For more info, visit

Happenin now. Lunch Time Yoga. Sunrise Yoga Studio. 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct. #1, Clemmons. For six weeks on Wednesday starting April 11, 2012, we will offer 45 minute sessions of Yoga. From 12 noon to 12:45 For students of all levels, including beginners. Attend 1 session or all 6. $60 for all 6 sessions. $15 single class. 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.

Mondays. 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.

Tuesdays, beginning March 20. Children/Parent/ Caregiver Yoga Level 1 with Christina Warrington. Yoga Gallery. 633 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. Imagine how strong and flexible you’d be, if you’d started practicing Yoga when you were 5. You can’t turn back time, but you can give your kids a leg up. For more info, visit

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 )

May 15-19. 12:30-5pm. Paper Marbling DaVinci’s Notebook. ArtQuest. 200 N Davie St., Greensboro. All visitors will create an invention notebook to take home! DaVinci was an excellent craftsmen and studied the natural world through drawing. For more info, call 373.333.7460

May 17. 4-5pm. Children’s Book Signing. Forsyth County Public Library. 660 W 5th St., Winston-Salem. Children’s book author, Michele M. Manderine, will be reading from and signing Copies of her book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat”. Learn about the history of the Maine Coon Cat. For more info, 336.703.3008

May 19. 10am-4pm. Family Fun Day. Camp Weaver. 4924 Tapawingo Tr., Greensboro. This FREE event is a way for parents & children to spend some time together and highlights the importance of doing things as a family to build community. There will be food, entertainment, health screenings and activities like canoeing, swimming, kayaking and more….again, all for FREE. For more info, call 887.210.3737

( leagues/clubs )

May 10. 11:30am. International Facility Management Association Meeting. Magnolia Manor. 8818 W Market St., Colfax. This month’s topic is: OSHA GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE How has it Changed or May Change in the Near Future Presenter. For more info and registration, visit or call 336.767.6730

May 10. 5:30-8pm. SynerG on Tap. TAVO. 212 S Elm St., Greensboro. Joing SynerG at downtown Greensboro’s newest restaurant and bar, TAVO. Stop by for Tavotini drink specials, connections, and conversations with new and old friends. For more info, visit

May 10. 6:30pm. High Point Republican Women Meeting. HPRW Headquarters. 1721 N Main St., High Point. Speaker: Jon Hardister, Republican candidate for the NC House of Representatives. Open to the public.

May 15. 6pm. What Toastmasters Can Do For You. American Red Cross Building. 1501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. Are you interviewing for jobs, giving business presentations, or simply seeking greater confidence? Reddy Talkers Toastmasters will help you develop listening, speaking, and leadership skills. For more info, visit

May 15. 7pm. Winston-Salem Writers’ Open Mic. Encore. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. The critically acclaimed WBEZ Chicago radio show This American Life and host Ira Glass bring radio to the big screen with This American Life – Live!, a special live performance from the Skirball Center at New York University. For more info, visit

( sports & fitness )

May 12. Declan’s Dash 5K & 1/2 mile fun run. Harmon Park. Harmon Lane, Kernersville. Registration details can be found on Precision Timing’s website - Proceeds from this year’s run will be used to build Declan’s second playground in Kernersville’s Beeson Park.

May 12. 10:30am-4:30pm. 12th Annual Bethabara Highland Games. Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. With tartan-clad athletes throwing heavy stuff, the gathering of Scottish clans, pipe and drum bands, battle axe competition, children’s events and Border collie sheep herding demonstrations. For more info, visit

May 19. 8am. Ride for Shalom. Brookstown UMC. 6274 Yadkinville Rd., Pfafftown. The Shalom Project serves area families in many different ways. Be a part of this bike ride and raise money and awareness for this invaluable organization. For more info and to register, visit

May 19. 2pm. Flat Track Alleycat Bike Race. Legitimate Business. 1317 Grove St., Greensboro. Greensboro Roller Derby is proud to be hosting its 2nd Annual Flat Track Alleycat Bike Race. Use of helmets will be handsomely rewarded, and there will be a prize for the best team theme or costume in addition to other prizes. For more info, visit

May 19. Marylene F. Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament. Jamestown Park Golf Course. 7041 East Fork Rd., Jamestown. This long running Event, has enabled us to support many local and state organizations. We look forward to having you as a participant. For more info, details, and registration, call 336.337.5779

( etc. )

May 10. 6-8pm. Hearth Cooking Class: Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone. Single Brothers’ Workshop. 10 W Academy St., Winston-Salem. Join us for an evening around the hearth. Participants will bake yeast bread and churning fresh butter. For more info, visit www.

May 10. 6-9pm. Slip Trail Pottery Class. Single Brothers’ Workshop. 10 W Academy St., Winston-Salem. Join Old Salem’s master potter, Mike Fox, and decorate two slip-trailed plates. Slip trailing was used to decorate many types of Moravian Pottery. For more info, visit

May 11. 7pm. Greensboro College Baccalaureate. First Baptist Church. 1000 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The Rev. Steve C. Rice, SCP, rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, will speak. For more info, visit

May 12. 10am. Greensboro College Commencement. Greensboro College front lawn. 815 W Market St., Greensboro. Greensboro native, Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian Joey Cheek will speak and receive an honorary degree. For more info, visit

May 15. 6:30pm. Birds and Bees Dinner. Koury Convention Center. 3121 High Point Rd., Greensboro. North Carolina basketball legend James Worthy will headline this event to raise money for teen pregnancy prevention efforts. The 3rd annual Birds and Bees Dinner will benefit the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina (APPCNC). For more info and tickets, visit

May 15. 7pm. Red Hot Mamas Seminar Series: Nutrition 101. Millis Regional Health Education Center.

600 N Elm St., High Point. As women age, our bodies change and so do our nutritional needs. Attend this fascinating seminar with Cathy Brigham, RD, LDN, and Megan Moore, dietetic intern, to learn about the changing needs of your body through the years. For more info and registration, call 336.878.6888

May 15, 22. 6-7:30pm. QuitSmart Smoking Cessation Classes. 1100 E Wendover Ave., Greensboro. The program consists of a series of classes; one class per week for three weeks. There is no cost to the participants for the program or materials. For more info, visit www. and to register, call 336.641.4718

May 15, 22 & 29. 6:15-8:15pm. “Fathers Matter, Too” workshop. Warnersville Center. 601 Doak St., Greensboro. This workshop is to help men, ages 16 years and older, become better fathers. Each workshop is open to the first 20 participants to register. For more info, call 336.274.1507

May 16. 7pm. Last Throes Reading Series with novelist Val Nieman. Empire Books. 1827 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. For more info, call 336.218.0450 or visit

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