Concerts, mixers round out social events

HIGH POINT - Social events at this month's High Point Market start with a prayer and end with some doughnuts, with plenty of opportunities for networking and relaxation in between.

Friday, April 20
7-8 a.m. - Furniture Fellowship Prayer Breakfast. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, will deliver the keynote message, "From Success to Significance." Tickets are $25 and include breakfast. A table for 10 costs $250, and a half table for five is $125. Make check payable to Furniture Fellowship. Mail checks to: Teresa Huffman, Culp Inc., 1823 Eastchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27265. RSVP to Huffman at (336) 887-7089 or email IHFC, 11th floor, Green Wing

4-7 p.m. - Welcome to Market Party. Visit the Antique & Design Center to kick off an exciting week at High Point Market and register to win a $500 gift certificate toward a purchase at the A&DC. Market Square, ground and mezzanine

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Official Market Wide Kick-Off Party. Presented by IHFC, Market Square & Suites, Showplace, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza, National Furniture Mart, Hamilton Market, 200, 320, 330 North Hamilton. Sponsored by Ashley Furniture Inds., Shelba D. Johnson, Sun Delivery, Furniture/Today and Home Accents Today. Center Stage, between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

6-7 p.m. - Drinks with the Prez. WithIt is launching a new kick-off networking event and treating everyone to his or her first drink of the evening. Seasonal Living showroom, IHFC Interhall 306

Saturday, April 21-Wednesday, April 25

8-10 a.m. - Free buyers breakfast. C&D Bistro, 5th floor

8:30-10 a.m. - Complimentary buyers breakfast, Showplace Atrium.

11:30-2 p.m. - Complimentary buyers lunch. Hamilton Court Building, 3rd floor

2:30-4:30 p.m. - Sweets in the Suites. Roaming servers will pass out treats every afternoon. Market Square and Suites

4-5 p.m. - Afternoon Socials. Wine and hors d'oeuvres offered. Showplace floors 1 and 3

4-6 p.m. - Accessory Floor Parties. IHFC floors 2, 3 and 4 4-6 p.m. - Pavilions Party. IHFC, Pavilions on Main 3

4:30-6:30 p.m. - Afternoon reception. Complimentary beer, wine, and specialty drinks every afternoon. Bars throughout Market Square and Suites

4:30-7 p.m. - Live entertainment by local musicians. Showplace atrium

5-6:30 p.m. - Have a drink in the Showplace atrium

Saturday, April 21-Tuesday, April 24

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Champagne breakfast buffet with live entertainment. 200 and 320/330 Hamilton Properties courtyards

4-6 p.m. - C&D social. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine. C&D building. Floors rotate daily.

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Sunset on 3. Enjoy live entertainment, complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres with an international flair. Showplace third floor balcony

Saturday, April 21

5-7 p.m. - 220 Elm Blues Bash featuring the Blues World Order on the Plaza at 220 Elm. 20 Elm invites market attendees to enjoy live music, complimentary beverages and appetizers, celebrating the building's 10th anniversary.

7 p.m. - Stars Under the Stars concert featuring Lacy Green. North Carolina native Green combines country, blues and bluegrass. She is appearing with the Lacy Green Band featuring Sammy Shelor. Center Stage, across from the Transportation Center

Sunday, April 22

10:30 a.m.-noon - Mimosas and Bloody Mary brunch. Fresh squeezed orange juice, mimosas, spicy Bloody Mary bar with assorted garnishes, Southern shrimp and grits, roasted red pepper strata topped with a hollandaise sauce, fresh fruit and berries and assorted Danish and mini muffins. Suites at Market Square

4-6 p.m. - InterHall Martini Parties - Where Market Mixes. IHFC, InterHall 1st floor

5-7 p.m. - Sunday Uptown cocktail party. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment during the Hamilton Wrenn Design District Sunday Uptown event. Most showrooms stay open late for your convenience. 320/330 Hamilton Properties courtyards

5-7 p.m. - 200 Steele Celebrates 10 Years. 200 Steele lobby

5-7 p.m. - 220 Elm Blues Bash featuring the Blues World Order on the Plaza at 220 Elm. 220 Elm invites market attendees to enjoy live music, complimentary beverages and appetizers, celebrating the building's 10th anniversary.

7-9 p.m. - Market Square Courtyard party. An evening under the stars featuring live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. Market Square courtyard

7 p.m. - Stars Under the Stars concert featuring Lou Gramm, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Foreigner. He'll perform some of his hits, including "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is." Center Stage, across from the transportation center

6-10 p.m. - City of Hope Spirit of Life award dinner. City of Hope's 2012 Spirit of Life honorees are Jeff Seaman and Bob Sherman, CEOs of Rooms To Go and Serta. Both have raised funds and heightened awareness for City of Hope within the National Home Furnishings Industry. For information about attendance and sponsorship opportunities, contact Yolanda Guerrero at (213) 241-7168 or The Grandover Resort, Greensboro, N.C.

Monday, April 23

7-9 p.m. - UpCycle fashion runway show. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and an open bar while a DJ spins during the fashion show. Suites at Market Square, top floor

7-10 p.m. - ART Bowling. Cosponsored by IMCenters and the IHFC. The cost is $40 per person pre-registration and $50 at the door. The fee includes dinner, beer and bowling. Teams are encouraged. To register, visit and click on the quick link for ART Bowling Registration. High Point Bowling Center, 309 West Fairfield Road, High Point

Tuesday, April 24

4-6 p.m. - InterHall Martini Parties - Where Market Mixes. IHFC, InterHall 1st floor

6-7:30 p.m. - International Visitor Welcome Reception. Transportation terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave.

Wednesday, April 25

7-9 p.m. - BBQ Cookout. Traditional Southern-style barbecue with all the fixins' along with beer and wine. Market Square courtyard

Thursday, April 26

8:30-10 a.m. - Complimentary coffee and doughnuts. Showplace atrium

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