June 22, 2017
2:38 pm
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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2017 Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour Offers 5 Days of Family Paddling Fun

Registration is now open for the 2017 Yadkin Riverkeeper TOUR of paddling experiences down North Carolina’s second longest river. Each year, Yadkin Riverkeeper connects thousands of people, including children, families and civic organizations, to the water and outdoors. This year’s TOUR kicks off with the WKZL-FM PADDLE-A-THON on May 21 at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC. On June 18, the WFDD-FM PADDLE & Potluck takes paddlers to East Bend, NC. The GET:OUTDOORS Paddle on July 15 covers one of the most scenic parts of the river at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. On August 19, paddlers will enjoy the river around Elkin, NC, one of the most beautiful small towns in America. The TOUR concludes on September 24 with the Indera Mills World Rivers Day Paddle. Major sponsors of the TOUR are Indera Mills, GET:OUTDOORS, WKZL-FM, WFDD-FM and Feisty PR
 
The TOUR features a series of one-day paddles. Novice and experienced paddlers can register for all paddles or for just one day. Registrations are accepted online at YadkinRiverkeeper.org or call 336-722-4949.  Paddlers with their own boats are charged a $35 paddling fee to cover insurance, shuttle, processing fees and entry to the post-paddle events. If you have paid the Yadkin Riverkeeper Membership Fee ($25), the fee to paddle is $28. There are a limited number of additionally discounted paddling fees at each event for people who volunteer to help run a portion of the event, e.g. registration, water safety, etc. Yadkin Riverkeeper has negotiated preferred rental rates: A kayak (holds one person) rents for an additional $37 or a canoe (holds two people) for an additional $49.
 
At all paddles, paddlers are encouraged to raise money from their friends to help keep the Yadkin River fishable, swimmable and drinkable. Since the TOUR is a fundraiser, paddlers are encouraged to raise more than $100 to qualify to win outdoor gear, trips and more at each paddle. 
 
Additional support for the Tour comes from Childress Vineyards, Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery, Foothills Brewing, Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Waterkeeper Alliance.  
How to sign up?
 
Each paddle day or event requires separate online registration at YadkinRiverkeeper.org or call 336-722-4949. 
 

Ride for the Fallen

The Event is August 5th at Ft. Bragg Harley Davidson. Registration starts at 10:00 and kick stands up at 12:00 this is a poker run put on by the WarFighters MC to benefit the Green Beret Foundation which is a great foundation that takes care of Green Berets and their family. And they help the families in the unfortunate event that a Green Beret passes on. All of the proceeds that are made from the event will go to the Green Beret Foundation. The Final Stop is Charlie Mike's Pub in Fayetteville. Food will be provided by Mission BBQ. Monster energy will be out there doing sampling along with Thunder Roads Magazine and the Girls of Thunder. We will be having a bunch of different raffles with over $5,000.00 total in prizes.

STEM Central Summer Workshops

This summer, e3 Robotics, a nonprofit organization in Greensboro, NC will push the boundaries of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Starting the week of June 19th, e3 Robotics will host their STEM Central Summer Workshops at Greensboro Montessori School located at 2856 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro NC 27410. Children in grades 1-12 will have an opportunity to explore a variety of STEM fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence, mechanics, electronics, programming, and much more. Students 13-18 have the opportunity to take STEM Immersion workshops are available where they can meet with professionals in different STEM fields, or visit them on outings to STEM industry. Students with artistic abilities and interests can also take classes that investigate the science behind arts like stop animation, digital and film photography, music production, and fashion design. Workshops will run on Workshops will run on a week-long basis for seven weeks, starting the week of June 19th, and ending the week of August 7th (excluding the week of July 4th). Classes for each age group range from introductory, no experience required to intermediate with some experience required. For more information on workshop classes and registration visit www.e3robotics.us, or contact Maria Rosato at 336-493-0403 and mrosato@e3-robotics.org.
 

Empowered Girls Summer Leadership Camp

Empowered Girls Summer Camp is designed to inspire girls, ages 6-16, by challenging them mentally, enhancing their physical ability, promoting creativity, and encouraging them to take risks. Summer camp includes hands-on activities and a friendly all-girl environment. Our mission is enhancing the quality of girls’ lives by providing programming that builds integrity, respect and self-worth. Activities includes: • The Empowered Leader in You • Computer Science First Clubs • Junior Entrepreneurs • Arts and Crafts • STEM activities • Lunch provided Mon-Thurs; Afternoon snack & drinks provided daily • Friendly, girls-only environment • Limited scholarship assistance for families who qualify Dates: June 19 – Aug 18, 2017 Times: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Location: 900 Sixteenth Street, Greensboro, NC 27405 Registration Non-Members: $25.00 for 1st girl & $15.00 for each additional girl Members: $15.00 for 1st girl & 10.00 for each additional girl Weekly Fees $85.00 for 1st girl | $70.00 for 2nd | $65.00 for each additional girl
 

Bee Friendly to Bees Day

4th Annual Bee Friendly to Bees Day will be held by the Guilford Co. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and partners Guilford Co. Beekeepers. The free event celebrates National Honey Bee Day and will be on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Extension Demonstration Garden, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Observe a bee hive, build a bee hotel, tour the pollinator garden, and much more family fun. Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension and Nc Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. http://www.guilfordextension.

Kirkwood 5K

The Kirkwood 5K is a family focused run/walk/push designed to get the entire community involved! Our flat course is nestled in the cozy, neighborhood streets of Kirkwood and promises to be a FAST, easy, and refreshing 5K. All proceeds for the 2017 Kirkwood 5K will benefit BackPack Beginnings. For more information or to register go to: http://kirkwood5k.org/
 

Touch-A-Truck

An exciting project is about to transform Stoneville Memorial Park, and we need your help.
 All of us have been touched by cancer in some way.  We have had family members, friends, coworkers, and even some of us have been told it is cancer.  We also have pets that have been diagnosed with cancer, and sadly we have lost some pets to cancer.  We plan Bark For Life to raise awareness of pet cancers as well as recognizing pets as caregivers for human cancer survivors.  Bark For Life raises money for research through the American Cancer Society, and we also help local pet rescue organizations. We are planning a special event to raise awareness. 
Touch-A-Truck is a fun family event to be enjoyed by all ages! 
Where kids can rub elbows with their hometown heroes who
own & operate their favorite construction trucks, fire engines, police cars, etc.
This event will be held Saturday, September 16th, 11 am until 2 pm.  
 
We are asking for your help!
We think you have a cool truck or vehicle we would like to display at our event!
Please contact Chrissy Griffin today at chrissydgriffin@gmail.com to participate or for more details!
We think this will be a fun filled day that will be long remembered in the community.  Remember that this community event will have long-term, positive repercussions in the neighborhood where your customers live and work.   We would love to be able to auction off a ride in your vehicle.  You can choose if you would like to participate and let us know if you would want it to take place at the event, or if you would like for the winner to contact you to arrange the ride in the vehicle.

ALSapalooza Music Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Grove Winery and Vineyards - 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd - Gibsonville
6-11pm
Featuring: Live music, food trucks, raffle and silent auction, wine and beer!
$10 minimum donation
Proceeds benefit ALS Association NC Chapter 

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