GB — Greensboro
HP — High Point
JT — Jamestown
KV — Kernersville
Greensboro Newcomers Club Holiday Party: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Starmount Forest Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Drive, GB. Collecting Toys For Tots. Members, $22; guests, $26. Register by Dec. 3. 336-638-1639 or email@example.com.
JDRF Nights at Wendy’s: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4, Adam’s Farm Shopping Center, 5700 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Wendy’s will donate 10 percent of sales to JDRF. Facebook.com/JDRFTriad.
United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Breakfast with Community Leaders: 7-9:30 a.m. Dec. 4, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, GB. Learn more about Family Success Centers. Bring new or gently used coats, socks, gloves and warm hats for local children and youth. www.unitedwaygso.org/rsvp/.
Christmas Tree Decorating Contest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7-15, Simon Jewelers, 1345 N. Main St., HP. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 6. Vote for trees decorated by these participating organizations: High Point Arts Council, Open Door Ministry, Junior League of High Point, Theatre Art Galleries, YWCA High Point and Family Service of the Piedmont. 336-887-9394.
Holiday Show Extravaganza: 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Khalif Event Center, 2000 E. Wendover Ave., GB. Live music, dancing, vendors. Benefits The Amadi Way Project. $15 at www.eventbrite.com or $20 at the door. 336-854-6206.
Greensboro Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter’s Founders’ Day/Holiday Luncheon: 11 a.m. Dec. 8, member’s home. Celebrate founders, exchange gifts, support Kids Path Hospice and support Tri Deltas at Elon University. Cathy, 336-887-5387.
Operation Red Sleigh’s “Reindeer Run”: 9 a.m. Dec. 8, Central United Methodist Church, 300 S. Main St., Asheboro. Assists families in Randolph County who are in need. 5K run or walk. Awards will be given out by age group. Best Christmas attire will be awarded as well. $20. www.operationredsleigh.com.
Comics For Kids Mini-Con: 1-7 p.m. Dec. 9, Geeksboro Battle Pub, 2618 Lawndale Drive, GB. With Ssalefish Comics. All comic books, $1. Proceeds will be used to purchase new comic books for local children attending Title One elementary schools. 336-897-3623.
Saddle Up with Santa: 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9, HorseFriends, 5920 Khaki Place, Summerfield. Photos with Santa and horses, pony rides, hayride, games and refreshments. Admission, $1. Activities are assorted ticket amounts. Benefits HorseFriends Therapeutic Riding Program. www.horsefriendsnc.org.
Hospice of Randolph County’s Holiday Tour of Homes: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 9. North Asheboro home of Heath and Jennifer Breedlove on Northmont Drive, Randleman homes of Flora Memory on North Main Street and Robert and Jennifer Boutwell on East Naomi Street and historic Toomes/Petty House in Level Cross. $12-$15. 336-672-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Post 386 Hot Dog Sales: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1206 American Legion St., GB. Eat in or take out. For large orders, call ahead. 336-375-3265.
Greensboro Youth Council’s Santa’s Workshop: Collecting new and gently used toys at local libraries, recreation centers, and other locations until Dec. 8. The gifts will be distributed to local families in need this holiday season. 336-373-2738.
Holiday Symphonic Band Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, High Point University’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Free. Featuring traditional Christmas carols, multicultural works and holiday favorites.
Greensboro College’s Brass Ensemble and Chamber Singers Concert: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. Free. 336-272-7102, Ext. 5281.
Greensboro College’s Jazz Ensemble Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building. Free. 336-272-7102, Ext. 5281.
North Carolina Symphony — Holiday Pops Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, High Point University’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Limited number of complimentary tickets are available. 336-841-4636 or email@example.com.
Reading Connections Volunteer Training: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 5 and 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 11, High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St., HP. More than 40 Guilford County adults are waiting for literacy instruction. Register. 336-230-2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Country Bluegrass Christmas: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. With the bluegrass/old time music team of Tommy Edwards and LaNelle Davis. Free. 336-318-6803.
Information Session about Surface Water Contamination near the Greensboro Airport: 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Guilford College United Methodist Church, 1205 Fleming Road, GB. 336-641-7613 or email@example.com.
Lessons and Carols: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5, High Point University’s Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Free.
An Evening with Mat Davidson (Twain): 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial St., HP. Folk songs. $5. All proceeds go directly to the artist. 336-889-2787, Ext. 26 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sinai Mountain Ramblers: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., GB. Free concert. Temple Emanuel will provide crafts for families, plus enjoy ice skating at the WFMY News 2 Winterfest Ice Rink. 336-379-0060.
TEDxGreensboroWomen: 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Well-Spring, 4100 Well Spring Drive, GB. Register. https://tedxgreensboro.com/tedwomen-2018-showing-up/.
RainbowMe Kids Play Movie Event: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, The Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell St., GB. Children wear virtual reality goggles to feel like they are part of a movie. $30. www.eventbrite.com.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.: 10 a.m. Dec. 7 (free outreach performance for local preschools and daycares), 7-9 p.m. Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 9, New Garden Friends School, Arts and Athletic Center, 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road, GB. Donations accepted on Dec. 8-9. 336-299-0964.
48th Annual Prayer Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7, High Point University’s James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center. Register. www.highpoint.edu/prayerbreakfast.
Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Holiday Party: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 7, Lindley Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Drive, GB. Gift swap and luncheon. $3. Register. 336-373-2626.
Asheboro Christmas Parade: 7 p.m. Dec. 7, begins at the corner of Church and Sunset Avenue. www.chamber.asheboro.com.
UNC-Greensboro’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 3 p.m. Dec. 6, UNCG Auditorium. https://reg.uncg.edu/commencement-central/.
UNC-Greensboro Commencement: 10 a.m. Dec. 7, Greensboro Coliseum. Attorney Justin Outling will deliver the keynote address. https://reg.uncg.edu/commencement-central/.
N.C. A&T Commencement: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Greensboro Coliseum Complex. www.ncat.edu.
Holiday Party: noon-3 p.m. Dec. 8, LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., GB. Free pictures with Santa, holiday music, face painting, craft vendors and more. www.greensborodowntownparks.org.
‘Tis the Season: 3-6 p.m. Dec. 8, Brown Recreation Center, 302 E. Vandalia Road, GB. Holiday arts and crafts, vendors, pictures with Santa and train rides. 336-373-2920.
Mimosa Holiday Home Show: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, 2109 Mimosa Drive, GB. Locally hand-crafted gifts, hot cider, instrumental music by Joseph Shelton and Susanne Martin.
Showing Love Holiday Event: 2-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Windsor Recreation Center, 1601 E. Gate City Blvd., GB. Poetry basketball, cookies and other refreshments, face-painting and gifts. 336-373-5845.
McLeansville Lions Club’s Cookies with Santa: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8, 1124 Mount Hope Church Road, McLeansville. Cookies, hot cocoa, Santa and his elves. Lionsclub@Mcleansville.org.
Red Cross at the Nussbaum Blood Center: 1501 Yanceyville St., GB. Hours and days of operation for whole blood and platelet donations: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
n 2-6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Kernersville Wesleyan Church/Family Life Center, 930 N. Main St., KV.
n 2-6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Ragsdale YMCA Jamestown, 900 Bonner Road, JT.
n 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Archdale Recreation Center, Archdale Recreation Center, 214 Park Drive, Archdale.
n 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, 1750 Kernersville Medical, KV.
n 2-7 p.m. Dec. 4, Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Ave., GB.
n 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 4, Cone Health Revenue Cycle Service Center, 5817 W. Gate City Blvd., Adams Farm 2, GB. 704-877-9878 or www.cbcc.us.
n 2:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Lebanon Baptist Church, 4635 Hicone Road, GB. 704-877-9878 or www.cbcc.us.
n 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, General Dynamics, 5440 Millstream Road, McLeansville.
n 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Rockingham County Governmental Center, 371 N.C. 65, Reidsville. Cindy Herrring, 336-342-8374 or email@example.com.
n 2:30-7 p.m. Dec. 6, Deep River Church of Christ, 2067 Deep River Road, HP.
n 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Wesley Long Hospital, 501 N. Elam Ave., GB. 704-877-9878 or www.cbcc.us.
n 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Smith High School, 2407 S. Holden Road, GB.
n 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Hinshaw United Methodist Church, 4501 High Point Road, GB.
n 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Triad Hindu Temple, 2424 Huffine Mill Road, McLeansville.
n 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Triad Math and Science Academy, 700 Creek Ridge Road, GB.
n 2:30-7 p.m. Dec. 10, Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, 2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge.
n 2:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Fairfield United Methodist, 1505 N.C. 62 West, HP.
Wooden Memory Trees: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 8, Theatre Art Galleries, 200 E. Commerce Ave., HP. $40-$45. Display your favorite Christmas photos and holiday memories. Register. 336-887-2137 or http://tagart.org/christmas-workshop/.
Coffee and Conversation — Navigating Tough Talks: noon-1 p.m. Dec. 8, The Renaissance Co-Op, 2517 Phillips Ave., GB. With Michael Robinson, program director at NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad. Learn how to navigate difficult conversations more effectively. Register. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falling Workshop — The Art of Injury Prevention: 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 8, ClubFitness Oak Branch, 21 Oak Branch Drive, GB. Practice falling techniques in a safe, padded environment. $25-$35. Register by Dec. 5. 336-851-1890, Ext. 1102.
Holiday Cooking for Kids: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Franklinville United Methodist Church, 227 W. Main St., Franklinville. Youngsters learn how to make festive popcorn balls in holiday colors. Features peanut butter. Registration deadline, Dec. 10. With Kimberly Titlebaum of the Recipe for Success nutrition program at UNC-Greensboro. 336-685-3100.
Chair Yoga Classes: 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1100 Curtis St., GB. Free, all fitness levels welcome. A free lunch-and-learn meal and class follows yoga on the third Wednesday of the month. Sharon Muckenfuss, 336-802-6819.
Crochet Classes: 10 a.m. Mondays, Stitch Point, 1614-C W. Friendly Ave., GB. $25 for four classes. 336-272-2032.
Family Heritage Workshops: 3 or 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays; 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesdays or Fridays; and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Gifts and Company Shop, 120 W. Lexington Ave., HP. Prepare printed, bound editions of family memories, recipes, etc. $20. 336-847-7892.
Hirsch Wellness Network: A variety of art and yoga classes for cancer patients in treatment, survivors, caregivers and family members. www.hirschwellnessnetwork.org/classes.
InSpire Meditation: noon Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall St., GB. Relax, refresh, enlighten. 336-275-6403.
Oil Painting Classes with Peggy Barnes: 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, YWCA of High Point, 112 Gatewood Ave. $100, members; $125, non-members. 336-882-4126.
ShepNet Computer Center for Seniors: managed by Shepherd’s Center volunteers, small classes on multiple topics, low cost for people 50 and older. For brochure, call 336-378-0766. Volunteers always needed, email@example.com.
Theatre Art Galleries: 220 E. Commerce Ave., HP. Ongoing classes. 336-878-7850 or www.tagart.org.
Turbo Kick: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, YWCA, 112 Gatewood Ave., HP. Combines group exercise and martial arts. $10 per class or $30 per month. 336-882-4126.
Piedmont Bird Club Walk: 9 a.m. Dec. 8, historic Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. Enter the park and take the first left towards the dog park. Participants will meet in the parking lot and carpool into the park; $2 fee per car. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Bird Count: Dec. 15. Teams will count birds in assigned areas within the designated 15-mile circle. Register. Elizabeth Link, 336-273-4672 or email@example.com.
Pontoon Boat Birding: 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 24, Lake Townsend, 6332 Townsend Road, Browns Summit. Weather permitting. $7 per person. Register three days in advance. 336-373-3741.
Ballroom Dance: 7:30-9:30 p.m. second Saturdays, Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, GB. Free. E. Leggio, 336-643-6088.
Bingo: 7 p.m. Thursdays, New Garden Moose Lodge, 1800 New Garden Road, GB. Early birds, 6:30 p.m. Nonsmoking, full concessions. ATM onsite. 336-294-0383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Cross NC’s Hike NC program: All hikes are free and led by a trained guide or park ranger. gohikenc.com.
Cardio Kickboxing and Self-defense Class: 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Allen Jay Recreational Center, 1073 E. Springfield Road, HP. $60 each month per person. Combines mid- to high-impact aerobics with martial arts for increased coordination, flexibility, weight loss and overall fitness. Register. 336-883-3509.
Free Community Yoga: 2 p.m. Sundays, Atvara Hot Yoga Lounge, 778-D Park Centre Drive, KV. 336-996-9642.
Free Couples Bootcamp: 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, Black Dog Athletics, 4361 Federal Drive, Suite 180, GB. Register. Exercise and nutrition tips for married couples. 336-257-9151.
Gate City Horizons Jazz Band: 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, The Music Center, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., GB. Jennifer Hance, 336-373-2549.
Gate City Horizons Concert Band: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, The Music Center, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., GB, GB. Jennifer Hance, 336-373-2549.
Karate Classes: 7-8 p.m. Mondays and 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Brown Recreation Center, 302 E. Vandalia Road, GB; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Road, GB; 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Lindley Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Drive, GB; and 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, GB. With Bill Osterholt of Greensboro Karate Institute. For all ages. $50 a month. 336-209-9051 or http://greensborokarateinstitute.weebly.com/.
Line Dancing Classes: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price St., HP. $3 per class. 336-883-3506.
Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club: hikes, ski trips, restaurant outings, and club programs, 52 weeks a year. www.piedmonthikingandoutingclub.org.
Rock Steady Boxing Classes for Parkinson’s: 5:15-6:45 p.m. Mondays and noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, PurEnergy Fitness Center, 1905 Ashwood Court, GB. $20 per class. 336-282-4200 or www.julieluther.com.
Scottish Country Dancing: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays during school year, Guilford Grange, 4920 Guilford School Road, GB. $25 per semester, first time free, no partner necessary. 336-282-6507, 336-725-2760 or gsoscds.org.
“Stepping Out of Line!” Beginner’s Line Dancing Classes: 12:45-1:45 p.m. Thursdays, Deep River Recreation Center, 1529 Skeet Club Road, HP. $5 per person, per class. 336-883-3407.
TaiRoGa: 6:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Smith Recreation Center, 2401 Fairview St., GB. Free for ages 18 and older. Sample tai chi, moderate aerobics and yoga in one hour. 336-373-7564.
Ukulele Circle: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Moore Music Company, 615 W. Market St., GB. 336-274-4636.
Yoga at the Ballet: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Mondays, Greensboro Ballet, Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St. Slow, mindful class suitable for all ages and abilities, with clear instruction for new yogis. Modifications available. $10. 336-643-8490.
Zumba Classes: 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Deep River Recreation Center, 1529 Skeet Club Road, HP. $5 per class drop-in fee. Special pricing packages: $20 for five classes, $30 for 10 classes, $50 for 20 classes. 336-883-3407.
Zumba Classes: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price St., HP. $3 per class. 336-883-3506.
Zumba Classes: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oakview Recreation Center, 503 James Road., HP. $5 per class, 10-class “punch card” available for $40. 336-883-3508.
Zumba Classes: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and every other Thursday, 2227 Pinecroft Road, GB. With certified Zumba instructor. $2, 18 and older; $1, 17 and younger. Erica, 336-272-4463.
Christmas Cookie Swap: 1 p.m. Dec. 10, Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St., GB. Bring cookies to swap and a copy of the recipe to share. Beverages provided. Register by Dec. 5. 336-373-7564.
Holiday Lunch Bunch: 11:15 a.m. Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, 1421 Westover Terrace, GB. Meet at Lucky 32 or get a ride from the Smith Senior Center at 11 a.m. Register by Dec. 5. Bring wrapped gift to exchange. 336-373-7564.
Create Your Own Christmas Crafts at Smith Senior Center: Deco Mesh Christmas Tree, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 5, $25; Lighted Christmas Balls, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6, $15 for four balls, choose from wire or plastic cups, bring four strands of 25 lights; Lighted Mason Jars with Poinsettias, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 7, $15 for one, $30 for two; Deco Mesh Christmas Angels, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7, $10 for two; Lighted Snowman Wreath, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 12, $25. Register to participate at least one week in advance of the program. 336-373-7564.
Pictures with Santa: 4-7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14, Smith Senior Center, GB. Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to bring your grandchildren, pets, spouse or friends to enjoy milk and cookies and have your picture taken. Pictures are $5 each and will be printed while you wait. (Well-behaved grandchildren and pets are welcome.) No appointment is necessary. 336-373-7564.
ShepNet: Variety of computer classes throughout the year, Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. Organization also offers fun and educational trips throughout the year. 336-378-0766 or www.shepctrg.org.
Adding Health To Our Years (AHOY) Exercise Class: 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oakview Recreation Center, 503 James Road, HP. Ages 55 and older. Basic exercise class for older adults to improve health and fitness. 336-883-3508.