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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
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Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation
 

Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Events

We are having a few events at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library!

We are having a Nature Photo Contest from students grades K - 12. The students have to take a photo somewhere in Guilford County and submit to Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch at 1420 Price Park Dr. Greensboro, NC (off Hobbs Rd) the photo submission date is 
March 18th and the winners will be announced at our Earth Day Event on April 18th.

Also, Earth Day will be held at our library and there will be tons of exciting things the kids and families can do.

Kathleen Clay Edwards Library

2015 Triad Kidney Walk benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Lace up your walking shoes and get on the move to help fight kidney disease in your community. Join the National Kidney Foundation on Saturday, April 25th at 4pm at the High Point Athletic Complex for the 2015 Triad Kidney Walk. Sign up for the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease at www.Kidneywalk.org and help the 26 million American’s with kidney disease by taking a lifesaving step today. Visit www.kidneywalk.org for more information!

Piedmont Earth Day Fair

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Start Date: April 1, 2015 Stop Date: April 25, 2015 Time: 30 seconds Agency: Piedmont Environmental Alliance Title: Piedmont Earth Day Fair Experience the Power of Bright Ideas at the 10th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. This free community event features interactive children’s activities, environmental demonstrations and live entertainment throughout the day. Visit over 100 earth friendly exhibitors and enjoy a variety of local food. Free to the public including free parking, ten a-m to five p-m, April twenty fifth at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. To learn more visit p-e-a-n-c dot org.

Walk to Remember benefiting Hospice of Rockingham

Hospice of Rockingham County Doves to Hold Ninth Annual Benefit Walk April 25th
Wentworth, NC – For Immediate Release

The Hospice of Rockingham County Doves will hold their ninth annual benefit Walk to Remember on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 on the walking trail at the Upper Piedmont Research Station at Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville, NC.
Registration will open at 8:30 am and the walk will begin at 10:00 am
The registration fee is $25.00 and walkers may register online or download a form to fill out and mail with fee.  The Hospice of Rockingham County website, www.hospiceofrockinghamcounty.com, is also set up so that walkers may form teams and invite others to walk.  Other social media links are available on the registration site so participants may utilize Facebook and Twitter to share their fundraising requests.
Walkers may register the day of the event but in order to guarantee their desired t-shirt size, they must preregister no later than April 3rd; after the deadline, shirts will be available but sizes may be limited.
The trail at Chinqua Penn is 1.7 miles long and much of it is shaded.  Walkers will have refreshments available to them on the course as well as at the finish.  Hotdogs will be available for purchase for a nominal fee.
For more information, visit the HRC website at www.hospiceofrockinghamcounty.com or call the Hospice office at (336) 427-9022.

The Amazing Race-Little Pink Edition

Tenth Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair

Come and join the fun at the 10th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds!

FREE!

For more information please visit 
www.peanc.org

Doggies Day Out

All dogs are invited to bring their owners to enjoy a day of family friendly entertainment! $10 covers all the contests. No charge for spectators. Contests for the pups include Pooch & Parent look alike, Best Dressed, Highest Jumper, Musical Sit and much more! There will also be vendors with dog clothes, collars, candles, bandannas, treats and more to shop for your favorite fur-baby! Register online for fastest entry: www.LexingtonChurchofGod.org/Doggies-Day-Out-fun-dog-show/. You don't want to miss the fun!!!

May is the Month of Teaching and Joy: presented by SunshineSims Events

Come support your community businesses!

Help us bring AWARENESS to Mental Health and Family Support!!

We want to Empower, Enlighten and Encourage each other through a craft fair!

Free to ALL ages! Free giveaways!

Parking Lot Prizes and more!

May 2nd and 9th 
9am-2:15 pm

3750 Patterson Ave. Winston Salem, NC

Environmental Movie/Speaker Night

Become an Environmental Activist!! Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:30pm “Community Fair" of environmental-related organizations 7– 9pm Film and Speakers Film: “A Fierce Green Fire”. The first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Film focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Find YOUR environmental passion and become an activist! Visit the "community fair" information tables of local environmental-related groups Speakers: · Abby Bishop, NC Conservation Network - Skill building for community activism for organizations · Bill Blancato, Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) – How to influence policy at legislative level · Henry Fansler, Sierra Club – History of local environmental efforts · Sam Kiley, League of Conservation Voters – Mobilizing grassroots efforts

Sinister Car and Truck Club Benefit Car Show

1st Ever Sinister Car & Truck Club Benefit Car Show
Location: Richfork Baptist Church - 3993 Old Hwy 29 Thomasville, NC 27360
May 9th Registration: 9am-12pm
$10 entry fee
All classes are welcome: Antique, Old and New Muscle, Imports, 4x4, Hot Rods, Bikes, etc. 

There will also be a judging for kids Power Wheels! (This will be free entry and all entered will win!)

Please come out to help us raise money for a local firefighter! Michael Pugh has served the community for 25+ years. All proceeds and donations will be going to help with dialysis and medical costs. 

We will have many vendors, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 Bucket, bake sale, kids activities, and of course, TROPHIES! 

For any additional information, contact Crystal or Matthew Pugh at (336) 259-6936 or (336) 259-6971

NO BURNOUTS! SPECTATORS ARE FREE!

Consolidated Services (RCS) - Home Care - Bike Show, Poker Run, Silent Auction

Regional Consolidated Services Home (RCS) - Care Bike Show, Poker Run, Silent Auction and Hot Dog Lunch - Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Cox's Harley Davidson in Asheboro, N.C. Early registration prior to May 9 - Bike Show $20, Poker Run $20/Single $30/Double, Bike Show & Poker Run Combo $40/ Single $50/Double Register Day of Event - Bike Show $25, Poker Run $25/Single $35/Double, Bike Show & Poker Run Combo $50/ Single $60/Double. Lunch is included when you register for both the show and the run. Hot Dog Lunch $5.00 - Two hotdogs, chips, drink, dessert. Please come out and support our Home Care Program which helps Randolph county senior citizens ages 60+ to live safely, independently and with dignity at home rather than in a care facility. For more information please go to www.regionalcs.org or call 336-629-5141.
 

DCLGBTPF Pride Celebration

We at DCLGBTPF are proud to announce OUR TIME has come for OUR 1st Pride Celebration, We will be holding it at the Davidson County Fairgrounds on 5/16/15 from 10:00am-6:00pm, But our festivities will begin on 5/15/15 at our Home Base Location on Zimmerman rd. Lexington NC, With our Camp-Out Tail-Gating Gathering which will last until 5/17/15. Our after Party will also be at Our home base location.
Our Objective & Goal Is Simple: "To Do Good & Be Good" We based this Pride Event on giving back to OUR Community as a Whole, We chose 2 Charities "Pastor's Pantry, N. State St Lexington with Our "Fill The Truck Campaign" & Positive Wellness Alliance, E Center St Lexington NC" & We chose 1 Family in OUR Community to help!
Dakota Rain has organized all of Our Entertainment and Speakers with 24 performances,  2 local Bands, 2 Guest Speakers & Wedding. Most definately a "Do Not Want To Miss Event!"
We originally started planning on having this event in an Open Field on Zimmerman Rd, The more we got into it the more we grew, until we made it to the fairgrounds which is actually a year before we thought we would. So I can say without a doubt the Community has stepped up to make this a year to remember.
Everything has been made possible through hard work & determination of OUR Founders & Committee: Lori Polston, Dakota Rain & Ann Huffman "Founders"  DJ Huffman, Liz Yarro, Jamie Nelms, Greg Hege, & Derrick Lambeth "Committee".
We invite everyone to check out our Group Page On FaceBook "LGBT Pride May 16th 2015 Davidson County" or to feel free to email us at davidsoncountylgbtpride@gmail.com , Or send any of the Committee a message on Facebook.
We hope to see each of you there & don't forget to bring us can food for our "Fill The Truck Campaign"
"Do Good & Be Good"

Homerun for Homelessness

Come out to NewBridge Bank Park on Sunday May 17th at 4PM for Partners Ending Homelessness' 7th Annual Homerun for Homelessness! Support the community efforts to end homelessness by purchasing group tickets before May 10th by calling Daniel at 268-2891. It will be a great spring afternoon to catch our own Grasshoppers take on the Delmarva Shorebirds. While at the park, you can learn more about homelessness in Greensboro, learn how to get involved, and pick up free t-shirts and card holders until they are gone!!! Special thanks to our sponsors United Guaranty, Lincoln Financial, Westover Church, and Senn Dunn Insurance for making this possible.

RCS Add Penfield Memorial Golf Classic

Add Penfield Memorial Golf Classic - May 21, 2015 - Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, N.C. $80. per golfer. 12:30 pm Shotgun Start. Luncheon/program provided before play 11:00am -12:15 pm. Practice tee available at 10:00am. The Add Penfield Memorial Golf Classic is an annual fundraiser for Regional Consolidated Services (RCS), a human services agency, providing services to the community through Head Start, Home Care and Workforce Investment Act. For more information please go to www.regionalcs.org or call 336-629-5141.

WRLP Presents: WRLP 1st Annual Masquerade Ball

“Le Mascherade Carnivale”
Marriott Greensboro- High Point Airport, One Marriott Drive Greensboro, NC 27409
Saturday, May 23, 2015
7:00 pm-12:00 am
Tickets $125.00 Tax deductible
Sponsorships available
 
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, the Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Inc. will host their 1st Annual Masquerade Ball “Le Mascherade Carnivale”. Hosted by Drs. Thomas E. and Janice Brewington, the King and Queen of Carnivale, attendees are invited to come experience a magical evening of mystery and intrigue while enjoying a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the event will assist in the expansion of programs available to Guilford County residents. For more information contact Shannon Armstrong at 336-691-5780 or visit www.wrlp.net.

Hero Run 5k presented by the NCLA PTO

NGHS Senior Gift Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now is an organization that is devoted to stopping hunger throughout the world. For every $3,000.00 that we raise, we can pack 10,000 nutritious meals that will be donated to hungry people here in the United States and throughout the world. We have already raised $3,000.00 but we would like to raise enough money to sponsor an additional 10,000 meals. In May, students at Northern Guilford High School will be packaging meals and packing them for shipment. We hope that you can help us make our goal come true. If you have any questions, please contact our teacher Robin Farber at 336 543 4015 or at farberr@gcsnc.com . You may donate to our event by sending a check made out to NGHS, Stop Hunger Now, Northern Guilford High School, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro, NC 27455. We have made a YouTube video that expresses our goals and aspirations for this project.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGFbhJoWVFU Thank You! Northern Guilford High School Senior Class

Furry Friend Fundraiser: presented by SunshineSims Events

Come support your community businesses!

Help us bring AWARENESS to Animal Abuse and Euthanisia!

We want to Empower, Enlighten and Encourage each other through a craft fair!

Free to ALL ages! Free giveaways! 

Parking Lot Prizes and more! 

June 6th and 13th! 
9am-2:15 pm
3750 Patterson Ave. Winston Salem, NC

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
www.saddlesandspokes.org
June 20, 2015 - Tour de Kale
www.tourdekale.com
July 18, 2015 - Operation Red Sleigh
www.operationredsleigh.com

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.

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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