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Free Lecture: "The Sklar Principle" America’s Le

America’s leading expert on young performers explains the universals of success.

Renowned New York Talent Scout Peter Sklar knows a thing or two about helping aspiring child stars achieve success. His list of protégés includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon, and Mischa Barton, to name a few, along with many current and former Broadway, TV, and film actors, singers and dancers.

Reality shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance have springboarded some of the most talented kids in the nation into super stardom. But with so much available talent, what really sets one kid apart from another?
According to Sklar, any career- in or out of the arts- is about two things: self-image and health. He argues that these qualities outweigh looks, training, connections, and even talent, and apply universally.

In “The Sklar Principle", a lecture for students and their parents on Monday, March 27th 7:00 pm at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, NC, Sklar will explain why his views are in synch with the needs of top New York and Hollywood agents and casting directors, as well as college admission boards, and job interviewers in virtually all fields.
“The people who sit behind the table are trying to decide two things: do they like you, and do they believe you,” Sklar tells young audiences. “If you don’t feel good mentally and physically, you won’t open up and show us who you really are. When that happens- no matter how smart you are, or what you’ve achieved, or what you look like- we’ve already lost interest.”

Alluding to a dramatic rise in self-destructive behavior, such as smoking, drinking, drugs, and eating disorders among so-called “happy” teens, Sklar marvels at how often these activities secretly co-exist with good grades, good behavior, and virtually every other outward sign of stability.
“The kids I interview are the smartest and most talented- the highest achievers in the nation,” proclaims Sklar. “And they’re too often the most unhappy, unhealthy, and least employable.”
Sklar boasts an Ivy League pedigree, (Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University), formal training in concert piano, (Juilliard School of Music), and four decades of professional experience. He’s been the subject of multiple feature-length articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star and numerous others, was interviewed on E! True Hollywood Story, appeared as a guest expert on Donahue, and has had his work presented on the Bravo Channel, Good Morning America, and every major national television network.
He’s currently developing an original musical based on his experiences entitled “The Kid Who Played the Palace”, to be directed by William Martin, (Broadway’s “The Lieutenant”, recipient of five Tony Award nominations).
“The Sklar Principle" is open to teenagers, young adults, older children, and parents. There is no charge for admission, but reservations are required. Nobody under age seven (7) will be admitted with or without a parent, and students under age eighteen (18) must attend with their own mother or father.

WHEN: MONDAY, MARCH 27th 7:00 pm
WHERE: Southwest Guilford High School
4364 Barrow Road, High Point, NC
RESERVATIONS: (336) 819-2970 Ext. 1682

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The Human Race 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, April 1 2017
Greensboro Coliseum

Walk, run or roll to support your favorite charities! 

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Dentistry from the Heart - A Day of FREE Dentistry!



Join us at John L. Gravitte, D.D.S., P.A. on April 1st, 2017 at our office in Mount Airy, NC, where we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Dentistry from the Heart - a day of FREE dentistry for those in need in our community! All patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis, and will have the choice of a filling, extraction, or cleaning. We will also be offering free advanced oral cancer screenings to anyone in attendance. Plan to arrive early! Registration begins at 6:30am. 


Here's everything you need to know:

- This event is open to adults and children of all ages, and we will be offering a cleaning, extraction, or filling - absolutely free! In addition to these services, we will also be offering FREE advanced Oral Cancer screenings to EVERY patient! This can be a life-saving exam, especially if you have certain risk factors or are a frequent smoker/drinker.

- Anyone is welcome, regardless of where you're from! We have had people travel from as far as Georgia before!

- If you are pregnant, or have a serious medical condition such as cancer or heart problems, or have had a joint replacement, we will most likely still be able to see you. HOWEVER - please contact your medical doctor prior to the event to obtain a medical clearance form and bring it with you to the event - this will ensure that we can treat you, and it will also speed up your registration process!

- All patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis until 5pm. Registration begins at 7am, so be sure to arrive early!

- NO ONE will be permitted to line up on our office property prior to 6:30am on April first, due to safety concerns. If anyone is lined up on the property prior to 6:30am, they will be escorted off of the property and may have to move to the back of the line (which we don't want!!!) You are welcome to line up off property as early as you would like - we have even had some choose to stay in their vehicle the night before to ensure they are seen.

- Dress according to the weather, and plan to bring some snacks! Depending on your place in line, you may have to be outside for a portion of the day, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible!

- We will have volunteers available to help anyone fill out their registration form, and we will also have a translator available for any Spanish-speaking patients.


If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to send us a message! Please "SHARE" this event on your page so we can reach as many people in need of dental care as possible!

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Earth Day Pet Adoption Fair

Join Best Friends Bed & Biscuit and Unique Kutz 150 on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 5pm for an Earth Day Pet Adoption Fair! Come see pets from area non-profit rescues and help find FURREVER homes for them! 

50/50 RAFFLE!

6980 Spencer-Dixon Rd, Greensboro

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Germaton Elementary Bingo/Silent Auction

The Germaton Elementary Ptso will be hosting a bingo night on April 28, 2017. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and bingo will begin at 6. There will be door prizes, bingo, silent auction, and food. You may purchase a ticket in advance for $20, whcih will get you 18 bingo boards. You can purchase these tickets by contacting the school office. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $25, and additional tickets bingo boards are $2. Parking is free.

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NC Gravity Games and Science Street

NC Gravity Games & Science Street
Location: Lenoir, NC (Ashe Ave.)
April 29, 2017 
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Cost: Free Website: 

Drivers, on your mark … Registration is open and filling up fast as the 7th Annual NC Gravity Games get ready to roll in downtown Lenoir on 
Saturday, April 29! The NC Gravity Games and Science Street Expo, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival, features a gravity-powered race and STEM extravaganza designed to get students revved up about science and engineering. The event is brought to you by Google, Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina and the City of Lenoir. Science Street will return to streets adjacent to the Gravity Games, bringing hands-on exhibits and opportunities to experience using exciting tech! To find out more or register a team to race, please visit: 

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Help the Triad Trackers get to Nationals!

We are nationally ranked and attending Nationals for the first time in a team history!

Started in 1985 as the Winston-Salem Smokers, the Triad Trackers have been a long running, although relatively unknown, mainstay in the community. 

Our diverse team of men and women has players with a wide range of ages, and numerous disabilities including amputees, spinal cord injuries, and congenital conditions. We are bound by our love of basketball and the intense camaraderie we feel. This makes us more than just a basketball team. We are family.

This season we finished with a record of 16-6, taking first place in our division of the Carolinas Conference, and 3rd place in the conference tournament. We are currently ranked 2nd in nation and as a result have earned an invitation to the National Championship tournament where 64 teams will play in 3 divisions.

Most of the players are on fixed incomes and financial resources are already stretched. The team travels extensively to games and has struggled to make it through the season. We are now unable to afford the cost of sending all the players, who have worked so hard, to a tournament to which they earned the privilege of participation.


My favorite part of playing on the team for the last 11 years is the support and encouragement. I joined the team about 6 months after suffering a spinal cord injury in a car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. I was struggling to adapt to life, but the second I rolled into the gym I became a member of a family. I had people who I could talk to, people who had gone through what I was going through and could guide me. People who encouraged me. People who inspired me. People who didn't allow me to make excuses for not doing something "because I'm paralyzed". I have been able to become one of those people, and I thank God for the opportunity to do that. I joined the team for one reason. My reason for staying is different. The look on a new player’s face when they sit a chair for the first time, and when they make their first basket in a game and the crowd cheers.

 Daniel Moody

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M.A.D. Motorcycle Art Design

curated by Green Hill, combining art, sound, industrial design and cultural elements.

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

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

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: