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Rockin' Road to Dublin

Following sell-out shows in the Northeast, Rockin' Road To Dublin is coming to Greensboro on their 2017 national tour! Come see the show that Irish Dancing Magazine called " WORLD CLASS... a one-two punch of style and mastery...they made some magic here."

Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a Rock-N-Roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two vocalists.

Here's what people are saying about Rockin' Road To Dublin:
"Unique, upbeat, and I love the combination of traditional Gaelic music with rock music and the dancing was extraordinary." - Anne B., Green Bay
"An incredible dance troupe, a phenomenal musical ensemble, killer staging and lighting. BRAVO! - Ellis K. Davenport

Performance starts at 
7:30PM on Friday, February 24. Tickets can be purchase at Box Office, by phone 336-333-2605 or CAROLINATHEATRE.COM. For more information go to ROCKINROADTODUBLIN.COM or check out our facebook page. Hope to see you there! Cost: $20-$40

03/09/17 - 03/11/17

2017 Annual Giving Campaign "Send a Kid to Camp" Kick-

I am writing to you on behalf of YMCA Camp Weaver to request a donation for our

upcoming 2017 Annual Giving Campaign “Send a Kid to Camp” Kick-Off

event. Our Annual Giving Campaign provides scholarships for underserved,

underprivileged, deserving kids to attend summer camp and participate in valuable

outdoor education opportunities. Many children never have the opportunity to

experience the magic of camp and it is our goal to ensure that every child has this


There are many challenges facing our community today. More and more children

face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to provide

quality experience for their children. Playing outside has become a rarity. Face time

happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all

we do is watch it grow.

But where society falls short, Y camp – and donors like you – step in. Together we

make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children each year. Everything the Y,

and Camp Weaver, does is in service of making us – as individuals and a

community – better.

Every dollar raised has a lasting impact on children in our community. Your support

will build a better us by ensuring that YMCA Camp Weaver’s doors are open to all.

Your support helps hundreds of youth live healthier and happier lives. Camp helps

kids to do better in school, lessening the detrimental effects of summer learning

loss and builds invaluable self confidence.

Through our community partnerships and our financial assistance application

process we identify families who need and deserve our help. Without quality day

and overnight camp opportunities, children often spend all summer home bored in

potentially unsafe situations.

YMCA Camp Weaver is your partner, standing with you to strengthen our

community. Please consider donating today and take your first step in making a

difference by building a better us. For more information, please visit or you can contact us by phone at 336.697.0525.

The following is a snapshot of our achievements in 2016:

● 350 scholarships awarded to attend day and overnight camp sessions

● 240 overnight campers participated in financial literacy camp

● 165 Military campers were served, across the southeast with priority given to

children of a disabled, wounded or fallen parents

● Partnered with community organizations including Children’s Home Society,

Partnership Village and Habitat for Humanity

How can you help?

We are appealing to you, our local businesses, for donations from your organization

to make our Annual Giving Campaign “Send a Kid to Camp” Kick-Off event a


There are several ways you can help:

1) By making a monetary donation. Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of

the event and allow us to put all remaining proceeds towards our scholarship


2) By donating an item or giftcard for the auction fundraiser. Your

donation will be entered into our Silent, all proceeds of which go

towards our “Send a Kid to Camp” scholarship program.

3) By sponsoring a table (8 seats, $1,000) to attend the event. This is a

wonderful opportunity to learn more about our mission, while supporting an

important cause and enjoying a delicious dinner.

Thank you so much for considering our request and we look forward to the chance

to work with you to benefit this wonderful cause.

YMCA of Greensboro Tax ID# 56-0543243

Event Overview

● What: 2017 Annual Giving Campaign Kick-Off

● When: March 9, 2017, 5:30 pm - 9 pm

● Dinner, Testimonial Speakers, Silent and Live Auction

● Where: Revolution Mill Events Center, Greensboro

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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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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: