September 26. 7:30pm. Greensboro Adult Percussion Ensemble. Room 100, Greensboro Cultural Center. 200 N Davie St., Greensboro. It’s time for the 2012-13 OPUS Concert Series to begin! Join us for another exciting season. For more info, visit www.city-arts.org
September 27. 6pm. Show of Hands 2012 featuring 9th Wonder. Downtown Greenway Morehead Park Trailhead. Get registered to vote in the November election, meet, mingle and discuss issues facing young people with candidates, feast on some food truck cuisine, enjoy cold beers and more. For more info, follow Show of Hands on facebook.
September 27-30. 11th Annual GreensboroFest. 11 Years Strong, GreensboroFest consists of four consecutive nights of free shows all around town, featuring exclusively Greensboro and Greensboro-connected bands and artists. This year is our biggest yet, with more bands than we’ve ever hosted before, lots of new faces, and lots of returning fans. For more info, visit www.greensborofest.org
September 28. 7pm. An Evening with Ms. Deborah and Friends. Delta Arts Center. 2611 New Walkertown Rd., Winston-Salem. Don’t miss this night of poetry, wine tastings, hip-hop, hor d’oeuvres and more. For more info, call 336.749.1188
September 29. 8pm. Elsewhere presents: Spirit. Elsewhere Artist Collaborative. 606 S Elm St., Greensboro. Elsewhere’s Three Floor Fundraising Extravaganza will mesmerize with bands, choirs, games, and spirits. Help us gather Greensboro’s Spirit under one roof for an evening of music, merriment, and magical eats by Table 16. For more info, visit www.goelsewhere.org
September 30. 5:30pm. Hispanic Heritage Festival. Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St., Greensboro. Hispanic Heritage Festival featuring live music from Grupos Los Morales (The Morales Group), and the 1936 classic film, “Allá en el Rancho Grande” (“Out on the Great Ranch”). For more info and tickets, visit www.carolinatheatre.com
October 2. 7:30pm. American String Quartet & Oskar Espina-Ruiz. UNCSA Chamber Music Hall. 1533 S Main St., Winston-Salem. The critically acclaimed American String Quartet and UNCSA artistfaculty Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinet, perform Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden,” in a memorial concert that will honor Louise Quantock Watson, mother of William R. Watson, friend of the School of Music. For more info and tickets, visit www.uncsa.edu/performances
October 3. 8pm. The Meldavians Live. The Blind Tiger. 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. Their brand of eclectic blues and rock coupled with trippy jams and stellar songwriting has been turning heads since the release of their very popular album Farewell Arigemon in early 2012. For more info and tickets, visit www.theblindtiger.com
Weekly. Your Town’s Got Talent. Ruby Tuesday Locations. Weekly talent contest & showcase in which partial proceeds go to Books for Soldiers non-profit group. For more info, call 336.655.8688
Going on now. Rock the Block Accepting Band Applications. Rock the Block, the city’s annual end-of-summer 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happening now. 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
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.
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 www. communityartscafe.com.
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. www.trianglejazzorchestra.com.
September 28. 6pm. Wire Wrapped Pendant Class. Bubbling Well Bead and Tea Bar. 612 Trade St., Winston-Salem. Turn any piece into a pendant or take your pendant to the next level. For more info, visit www.bubblingbeadandteabar.com Now through December 10. Beginner Yoga.
Inner Strength Pilates. Harper Hill Commons Shopping Center, Winston-Salem. Learn the complete Beginning Yoga syllabus through a methodical and systematic approach that will fast-track you in 12 weeks to a safe and secure basic practice you can take into any setting. For more info, visit www.innerstrengthpilatesnc.com
Happening Now. 11:30am-12:30pm. Yoga for Every Woman. Sunrise Yoga Studio. 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct., Suite 1, Clemmons. If you are looking for a new way to kick off your summer by getting active, Curvy Girl Yoga with Kim Crawford at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons is the class for you. For more info, call 336.778.1233 or visit www.sunriseyoga.net
Mondays, September 17 through October 29. 7:45pm. Meditation Training. The Yoga Gallery. 633 N Trade St., Winston-Salem. Meditation is easy with this straightforward approach. Jacob Felder uses a practical method, plain language, and a logical progression to introduce you to the practice of meditation. For more info, call 336.407.8602
Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Journey of the Spirit — an Experiential Lecture Series for the Triad. EBN Too, 406 State St, Greensboro. Guest speakers from different spiritual paths present in a non-judgmental, intellectual, and friendly atmosphere. For information, call 336-423-2091 or visit www.networkthelight.net.
September 26 & October 10,24,31. Science Alive at Old Salem. Old Salem Museum & Gardens. 600 S Main St., Winston-Salem. Old Salem Museums & Gardens will present an educational program titled “Science Alive in Old Salem” aimed at bringing science and history to life for young people. For more info, visit www.oldsalem.org
October 11. 5:30pm. Dark in the Park. Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. Take a hayride among lighted jack-o-lanterns, hear family-friendly ghost stories, dance with our special guest ghost “Michael Jackson,” try your hand at a colonial game, or more at this spooky family event. For more info, visit www.bethabarapark.org
October 20. 9:30am. Harvest Day. Old Salem Museum & Gardens. 600 S Main St., Winston-Salem. Enjoy crisp fall weather and tour the historic town of Salem. Participate in special hands-on activities and historic demonstrations. For more info, visit www.oldsalem.org
October 20. 5pm. Greensboro Youth Council Annual Ghoulash! Halloween Festival. Greensboro Cultural District. 200 N Davie St., Greensboro. This year’s event will feature face painting, removable tattoos and inflatables for kids up to 10 years old. The festival will also offer community game booths, a photo booth, costume contests, a pirate maze, bingo and children’s arts and crafts. For more info, visit www.greensboroyouthcouncil.com
September 26. 7pm. First Friends Meeting. 2100 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Learn the top 10 benefits of using a home care agency and listen to a performance of The Music of Patsy Cline by Lisa Dames. For more info, call 336.455.9967
October 1. 11:30am. International Facility Management Association Meeting. Magnolia Manor. 8818 W Market St., Colfax. Instructor Brian Clayton will join us again to share what’s new in AutoCAD 2012 and provide CAD applications that can be used for facilities design, time savings and energy savings. For more info, visit www.ifmatriad.org
October 1. 5pm. SynerG Forum. Elliott University Center Auditorium Lobby, UNCG. 1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. In partnership with the Greensboro Partnership and the UNCG Spartan Legislative Network, synerG is hosting a State Legislative Candidates Forum focused on economic development. For more info, visit www.synerg.org
October 11. 6:30pm. High Point Republican 2012 Candidates’ Forum. 1721 N Main St., High Point. Greet and support your Candidates, meet your fellow Republicans, and get involved for a VICTORY IN NOVEMBER! Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. No meeting will be held, and there is no charge. For more info, call 336.906.9254
October 4. 7pm. The Writing Life. Community Arts Cafe. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem author Steve Mitchell will lead an informal conversation with Liza Wieland about the vagaries of writing, the writing life, and each author’s approach to it. For more info and tickets, visit www.wswriters.org
October 5. 11am. Rotary Club of High Point Fundraiser. First Presbyterian Church. 918 N Main St., High Point. The Rotary Club of High Point is holding a major fundraiser to help area children – the first annual Piggybank Fund fundraiser. For more info, call 336.889.1130
October 15. 7pm. The Last Line: Finish with a Flourish. Forsyth County Library Auditorium. 660 W 5th St., Winston-Salem. Tony Lindsay will give writers tips on ending stories with a punch and provide opportunities to practice.For more info, visit www.wswriters.org
October 16. 7pm. Open Mic. Community Arts Café Underground Theater. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Members and future members read 5-minute excerpts from their prose and poetry. Others attend just to listen and socialize. For more info, visit www.wswriters.org
September 26. Fitness by the Fountain. Center City Park. 200 N Elm St., Greensboro. African Dance with Suah African Dance Theatre. For more info, visit www.centercitypark.org
October 4-6. Inaugural Pickleball Tournament. Deep River Recreation Center. 1529 Skeet Club Rd., High Point. The Tournament will be open to persons ages 50+ (by December 31, 2012). All players can compete in division age categories: Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles or Singles. For more info, call 336.883.3584
October 6. 10am. Barbells for Boobs Fundraiser. CrossFit Versatile. 307 G South Westgate Dr., Greensboro. Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit breast cancer organization with the mission to provide funding nationwide for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.For more info, call 336.553.8444
October 6. 10am. FallFest Open House. Greensboro Sportsplex. 2400 16th St., Greensboro. Residents are invited to come out and enjoy Greensboro’s largest indoor sports facility and all it has to offer. For more info, visit www.greensborosportsplex.com
October 6. 4pm. “Running of the Bulls”style Fun-Run and Block Party. McCoul’s Public House. 110 W McGee St., Greensboro. Like the annual event in Pamplona, Spain, participants will try to outrun a rampaging horde that relentlessly gives chase through the streets. After the run, the event will continue with a free block party featuring local artists, vendors and live music as well as local food trucks and beverages. For more info, visit www.greensbororollerderby.com
October 6. Athena’s Run for GYN Cancers. Shelter #4 at Tanglewood Park. 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons. Athena’s Run for GYN Cancers is a 5K run and 1-mile survivor’s walk/fun run to raise money and awareness for the fight against gynecologic cancers. For more info, visit www.athenasrun.org
October 20. 8:30am. Addison’s Angels Fun Run/Walk. Glenn High School Track. 1600 Union Cross Rd., Kernersville. All proceeds benefit the Addison Simmons Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please register at active.com – keyword: Addison’s Angels
September 27. 4pm. The Gray Tsunami: Aging in Guilford County. Pennybyrn at Maryfield. 109 Penny Rd., High Point. Please join us as we share the issues that face our growing aging population and seek ways to ensure that needed support is available to all. For more info, call 336.373.4816 ext. 254
September 28. 1pm. International Cooking Class. Greensboro Senior Center. 301 E Washington St., Greensboro. Join in every other month as the Greensboro Senior Center will be featuring a different country to teach Guilford County Seniors 55 and older how to make authentic dishes from all over the world. For more info, call 336.373.4816
September 28 through November 16. UNCSA Open Houses. UNCSA. 1533 S Main St., Winston-Salem. Open House allows prospective applicants and their parents to experience the campus for a day and discover why UNCSA is the place for talented students. It is a chance to see each arts school, up-close and personal – meet the deans, faculty, and current students. For more info, visit www.uncsa.edu
September 29. 10am. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Various Walgreens Locations. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, this nationwide program offers a safe way for people to dispose of unwanted unused prescription drugs. For more info, call 336.882.2125
September 29. 3pm. College Study Skills. Central Library Auditorium, Forsyth County Public Library. 660 W 5th St., Winston-Salem. Improve your skills in time management, organization, and study strategies. Free. For more info, call 336.703.3020 September 30. 3:30pm. Girls Fight Back!
Personal Safety & Self-Defense Program. Drake Hall, Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church. 2575 Parkway Dr., Winston-Salem. Girls Fight Back is a live, 90-minute presentation given in schools and colleges with a goal of teaching young women the basics of personal safety and self-defense. For more info, visit www.girlsfightback.com
October 2. Sun and Stars Signature Event. Willow Creek Gold Course and Country Club and High Point Theatre. By day, guests will enjoy an up close and personal luncheon, golf exhibition and clinic with world class PGA winners Jay Haas & Lanny Wadkins and by night guests will enjoy an exquisite dining experience and a very intimate VIP concert at the High Point Theatre with the legendary lead singer of Chicago, Peter Cetera. For more info and tickets, call 336.878.6011
October 2, 9, 16, 23. 6pm. QuitSmart Smoking Cessation Series. Guilford County Department of Public Health. 1100 E Wendover Ave., Greensboro. QuitSmart® is a unique tobacco use cessation program which has been proven to be more effective than other stop-smoking programs. Participants who enroll in the class will learn proven coping strategies and should anticipate quitting by the third class session. For more info, visit www.quitsmart.com
November 3. 7pm. Gala at Graylyn: A Fetchin’ Good Time. Graylyn Estate. 1900 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem. This event will raise funds and awareness for animals who are homeless, neglected and in need, and will support the FHS ‘no kill’ Adoption Center, Educational Outreach Programs, and Low-Cost Spay/ Neuter Voucher Assistance Program. For more info and tickets, visit www.forsythhumane.org
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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