May 24, 2017
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Thomasville Primary School to hold Annual Parade of Excellence

Thomasville Primary School to hold Annual Parade of Excellence
 
Thomasville, NC – April 13, 2017 – Students, staff and the Thomasville community are highly anticipating the Annual TPS Parade of Excellence. The parade will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017. The Parade of Excellence is a time for Thomasville Primary School (TPS) staff and students to showcase the school and how excellent they have been all year. Not only do the students participate in the parade, but many groups and individuals from the community. Some of the participants include: The Thomasville City Police Chief, The State Employees Credit Union Fat Cat, the Thomasville High School Marching Band, Miss Thomasville, local radio stations and local businesses just to name a few.
 
This year, parade day will start with lineup at Myer’s Park for all participants at 10:45am. The parade will begin promptly at 11:30am with its first stop being TPS to greet and pickup the students, and then it will continue through the surrounding neighborhood. Parents and members of the community will line the streets to cheer everyone on as they march to show how Thomasville Primary is a Totally Positive School.

 

Chair Affair Fundraiser

Barnabas Network:
The mission of The Barnabas Network is to help provide stable homes for people who have suffered a crisis and who are coming out of homelessness. Barnabas is the only organization in Guilford County providing home furnishings to people in need at no cost. Our work is simple: we accept donations of household goods and then give them to clients who have been screened by one of the 170 organizations we work with. Last year the Barnabas Network served 2,200 individuals in 817 homes -- not just in Guilford County, but all over the Triad. Our goal is to increase the number of people served in 2017.
 
One recent client, Carol, was referred by a partner agency after moving from homelessness into her own housing. She picked out furniture for her new home at the Barnabas warehouse. On her way out the door, she raised her hands in the air and said, “I get to sleep in a bed tonight! I’m off the floor!”
 
More information at
https://www.thebarnabasnetwork.org/
 
Chair Affair
The Barnabas Network has a Chair Affair Fundraiser every other year. This year, it’s Thursday, June 1, 6-9 pm, at Tracks Bazaar (an outdoor venue on the corner of Gate City Blvd. and S Elm/Eugene). It’s a party and silent art auction. Beer from Pig Pounder beer trucks and the music from Sam Frazier and Dean Driver. There are about 50 auction items – some created by artists out of chairs – or of chairs – plus a variety of other things (information on artists here:
http://www.chairaffairgso.org/2017-artists.html).
Sponsorships have covered costs for the event, so every ticket ($75 each) sold will go directly to supporting the Barnabas mission of giving furniture to people who need it.
 
There’s more chair affair info here:
http://www.chairaffairgso.org/

M.A.D. Motorcycle Art Design

A MULTI-MEDIA , EXPERIENTIAL EXHIBITION
curated by Green Hill, combining art, sound, industrial design and cultural elements.

MOTORCYCLES
A collection of 23 motorcycles representing important moments and advances in the history of motorcycle design and technology.

ART
A site-specific installation by North Carolina artist Ivan Toth Depeña encompassing the energy, motion and vibrancy of motorcycles.

DESIGN
A collection of custom wearables and accessories ranging from t-shirts to leather jackets to custom saddles to eyewear. Plus, historical documentation highlighted in posters, advertisements and photographs.

Educational programming for adults and children will include studying light and sound waves,
tattoo art, studies of motorcycle culture around the world and learning how to ride a motorcycle safely. Video documentation and color catalogue will accompany M.A.D.

For more information visit: 
www.GreenHillnc.org/MAD

 

Party 4 Paws: Cats, Dogs &All That Jazz!

The evening will feature a delectable menu from Providence catering, wine and beer, live jazz and a silent auction. It will be held at The Barn at Reynolda Village. 6:00-9:00pm Tickets may be purchased at Events.journalnow.com

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. 
 

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.
 

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/
 

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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