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Triad Veteran's Coffee Events

Our second “Welcome Home”  Veteran’s Coffee in Mocksville will be held this Thursday morning, April 2.  We had over 30 Veteran’s turn out for our first one in March (in a driving rain storm).  Help us get the word out to any Veterans you know and invite them to join us this Thursday between 8:30am and 10:30am at the Sagebrush Steakhouse for FREE Sheetz Coffee and pastries.  See attached flyer.
Veterans from any branch of service, or time period are welcome to join us.
Please help us get the word out about all of our Veteran’s Coffee events.  See below and attached flyer. 
We also welcome government and non-profit organizations who have Veteran support programs and activities to join us and introduce themselves and their program to our Veteran attendees. 

Triad Veteran’s Coffee Events
 8:30 am to 10:30 am
1st Thursday of each Month-Sagebrush Steakhouse, Hwy 601 & I 40, Mocksville
2nd Thursday of each Month-Outback Steakhouse Four Seasons Town Center, Greensboro
3rd Thursday of each Month-Outback Steakhouse, 505 Highland Oaks Dr., Winston-Salem
4th Thursday of each Month-Town & Country Restaurant, South Main St, King
Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Industries of the Blind OPEN HOUSE

Industries of the Blind in Greensboro will be hosting an open house at its 920 West Gate City Blvd location. The date is July 16th 2015 from 1pm until 4pm. This event is to increase awareness of employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired. All working age people who are blind or visually impaired are encouraged to attend. Recruiters will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information go to http://www.industriesoftheblind.com/open-house-2015

Greensboro 48 HFP

The Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project is back! The event weekend is July 10-12, and  will then be follwed by three screenings. The first screening being at 7:00pm on July 15th and again on July 16th at both 7:00pm and 9:15pm. 

After the films screen, audiences vote for their favorites which are screened at “The Best of The Greensboro 48HFP” along with the judges selections at 7:00pm on August 7th, followed by the awards ceremony.

All films are screened at the Carolina Theatre.

2015 Saddles and Spokes Bike Ride

The 2015 Saddles and Spokes bike ride will be held on June 6, 2015 leaving from Friedberg Moravian Church (10 mins from Clemmons) located in Winston-Salem, NC.
Registration is now open on
www.Active.com and the routes can be viewed at www.ridewithgps.com (search 9th Annual Saddles and Spokes). Check out the Facebook page as well.

NEW FOR 2015: Saddles and Spokes partners with Tour de Kale and Operation Red Sleigh
3 Premier Rides for 1 Price!!

3 Ride Package $85 for all 3 rides*
*(represents $15 savings from individual registration price)

June 6, 2015 - Saddles and Spokes
June 20, 2015 - Tour de Kale
July 18, 2015 - Operation Red Sleigh

I have attached a brochure for more information. Proceeds to benefit the Hoof & Paw Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center is a 501(c)(3) which provides horseback riding to individuals with cognitive, physical and/or emotional disabilities.

FIRST 200 RIDERS will receive a FREE pair of custom made Saddles and Spokes socks by DeFeet!!

We will use the same routes for both the 100k and 50k as last year based on the excellent feedback.
We have a KOM competition for the 100k - see the brochure/flyer for details. There will be increased traffic control this year at many intersections using a combination of the Davidson County Sherriff's department and volunteer fire personnel. Civilian motorcyclists will also help with traffic control.

All intersections will be blown and/or swept. Both routes are on open roads so please obey all traffic laws. Sag support and rest stops on both routes.

8:00am - 100k route - includes KOM/QOM competition but ride at your own pace if you like! Starts out briefly in Forsyth County and then rolls throughout Davidson County.

The lead group will have a police motorcycle escort provided by the Davidson County Sherriff's Department.

Top 3 Men and Women will be awarded the following: 1st place - FREE entry into Tour de Kale, 2nd & 3rd place - FREE entry into an Herbalife Crit Series race. Many thanks to Chris Skeen at Tour de Kale for donating the TDK entry and to Jim Martin for donating the Herbalife Crit entries. The 2015 Tour de Kale is June 20, 2015.

8:15:am - 50k route Starts out briefly in Forsyth County and then rolls throughout Davidson County. It will roll by the private home of Richard Childress and vineyard.

If you have any questions, please email me at kfox2@triad.rr.com or call me at 336-462-3490.

Nationwide Tour of Gowns presented by Brides Against Breastcancer

Date: August 23, 2015
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton
3030 High Point Rd. Greensboro, NC 27403
VIP Admission: 11a-2pm
General Admission: 2-5pm

West Forsyth Class of 1985 30th Class Reunion

West Forsyth High School Class of 1985 Reunion, at Tanglewood Park Club house from 7pm until 11 pm. Tickets are 30 dollars each. Price will raise to 40.00 on August 1st. We will be raffling off various items to raise funds for the Anderson Performing Arts Center at West Forsyth High School.


2015 Pork Jam BBQ Festival

Pelham Volunteer Fire Department located at 4895 Old US 29 Pelham, NC 27311 will be holding its 15th annual Pork Jam BBQ Festival on Saturday October 3rd, 2015 from 10am - 6pm. This one day event benefits the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department by allowing much needed funds to be raised to support the department and allowing us to purchase training materials and equipment. Come out and bring the family for a day of fun come hungry we will be serving up fresh BBQ and Desserts made by our Firemen! Parents we will have a Kidz Zone with Inflatables, Hay Rides, Face Painters, Petting Zoo, and special appearances! While the kids are busy parents come browse thru the 60+ arts/crafters, watch live performances from a multiple of musicians from Rock, Country, Beach, and Gospel! Concerts are "Free" to those in attendance! This will be one show you do not want to miss! In addition we will have raffles, giveaways, and drawings all day! Want to be a vendor? Please email us at porkjam@bellsouth.net for a vendor application. We expect over 6,000 to be attendance! Non Food Vendor spots are only $20 and Food Vendors are $75. WE LIMIT VENDORS FROM SELLING SAME OR LIKE ITEMS! Applications from vendors that are received before July 1st 2015 will be listed in our tabloid prior to the mailing. We look forward to seeing you there!!! We are located 45 minutes North of Greensboro, NC coming up Hwy 29 North and taking the Law Rd exit in Caswell County (2nd exit before the North Carolina/ Virginia State Line. Coming from Danville, VA come Hwy 29 South to Hwy 700 exit about 10 min drive. 

The “Safety First” project is an IB League Club initiative in collaboration with the Girl Scouts organization to raise safety awareness amongst elementary school children. Members of the club will teach the importance of these measures through fun presentations to students of selected Guilford County schools.

We need your help in leading the effort to collect safety gear for the children. This will give them an opportunity to apply the cautious behavior while participating in fun activities like skateboarding, bike riding etc. CLICK HERE for details on how to donate.

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