January 28, 2015
1:12 pm
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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Environmental Movie/Speaker Night

 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 5, 2015 Topic: The Impact of Factory Farms Film: "A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms" The meat & poultry industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic, antibiotics, growth hormones and by dumping massive amounts of sewage in fragile waterways and environments. This heart-stopping documentary exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. The damage documented in today's factory farms far exceeds that depicted in Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, a book written over 100 years ago. SPEAKERS: Members from “Save Pilot Mountain” organization will discuss the environmental impact of chicken houses:
o Victoria Cunningham o Jere Cunningham o Dr. Douglas Beets o Mrs. Helen Beets

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OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER! With knowledge, we can make positive environmental changes! ALL ARE WELCOME!

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, apples, grits, orange juice and coffee sponsored by the Petersbrook RCC! Event will be held at Christ Moravian Church Fellowship Building at 919 W. Academy St. Winston Salem at a cost of $8 for adults and children over 5 and $4 for children under 5. Take-out will also be available! 

This breakfast is hoping to raise money for Habitat for Humanity projects in Spring 2015! 

Daddy Daughter Dance at St. John's Lutheran Church & School

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School invites you to their 10th annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Please join us for an evening of memory making, dancing, photographs, door prizes, food and fun! This will be a special anniversary and we will enjoy some “thru the years” memories. All past participants are encouraged to join in the celebration!!Saturday February 21, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 at St. Johns Family Life Center, 2415 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Tickets are $25.00 per couple in advance, $30.00 at the door. For advance tickets call 725-1651. For more information please visit our website stjohnsws.org 

Love Letters (a play) benefiting No to O

Presenting: Love Letters A local production of the acclaimed Broadway play with all proceeds going towards the battle against ovarian cancer. This production of Love Letters truly is a labor of love. Bob McHone, a professional actor who lost his beloved wife Jeannette to ovarian cancer, wanted to honor her by doing something to combat the horrific disease. So, he gathered together a group of volunteers to help bring Love Letters to the stage for the purpose of raising funds for No to O, a local organization that is a Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. (Visit their website at http://notoo.org/ .)

Love Letters will open Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm at the Loma Hopkins Theatre at Summit School, 2100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Additional performances will be Saturday, February 21 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and are available for purchase online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-letters-tickets-15116103673 and also at the door.

Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, is the story of Melissa and Andy, who became friends as children and began a lifelong correspondence. Their letters document their relationship over the years, their friendship, their romantic entanglement, their times together and their times apart. As the two characters read their letters out loud, we learn about their hopes and dreams, their triumphs and successes, and their disappointments and regrets. And we see how, through it all, their love endures, even when they think it is lost.

The role of Melissa will be played by Christine Gorelick, whose past credits include Evita in Evita, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, and many other leading roles. Bob McHone, who has been the driving force behind this production, will play the role of Andy. Bob has appeared in numerous television and radio commercials and has been a radio broadcaster. He routinely does voice-over work and narrates video presentations and audio books.

Love's Rekindling

CBCC's Pints for Pounds

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is hosting its Sixth Annual ‘Pints for Pounds’ campaign through the end of February. For every blood donation made during that time, CBCC will donate seven pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

Since the ‘Pints for Pounds’ campaign began in 2009, CBCC has been able to contribute 231,384 pounds of food to help feed the hungry in our community. 

 

“Supporting the vital work of Second Harvest Food Bank and giving back to the community is important to our vision,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of CBCC. “Not only are you saving lives when donating blood, but you are feeding those in need throughout our community. We encourage the public to help us make every pint count by giving life-saving blood today.”

 

For businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive with CBCC, call Kim Jones, director of sponsorship development, at 704-972-4727. Those interested in donating blood can do so at a community blood drive or at one of CBCC’s donor centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Greensboro or Hickory. To sign up, visit www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.

 

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is a non-profit community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 27 regional hospitals, serving 19 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. CBCC focuses exclusively on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives here in the Carolinas. Every drop stays here, saving local lives.  CBCC is a member of America’s Blood Centers, North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood centers providing more than 50% of the nation’s blood supply.

 

For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, visit www.cbcc.us or call704-972-4700.

 

Follow the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BloodCenter and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBCCarolinas.

MTHS PTSA: 2015 Hall of Fame

Mount Tabor High School Hall of Fame 2015 Nominations Do you know of someone who has made significant contributions to Mount Tabor High School? Nominations for the Mount Tabor High School Spartan Hall of Fame are due by April 1, 2015 to Ed Weiss, principal of Mount Tabor. The Parent–Teacher–Student Association and Administration of Mount Tabor High School established the Spartan Hall of Fame to recognize individuals whose outstanding contributions have enriched the academic, artistic, and athletic programs and brought honor to the school through their leadership, character, achievement, and service. The nomination form and nomination guidelines can be found at http://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/6219 . For more information contact Ed Weiss (eweiss@wsfcs.k12.nc.us) or Sandra McMullen (sandralmcmullen@yahoo.com), MTHS Hall of Fame Chairperson. 

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

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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