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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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Archdale Community Appreciation Day

Come out to Creekside Park on April 29,2017 from 11am to 3pm for Archdale Community Appreciation Day.
This is a totally free event open to the public. 
We will have police cars, fire trucks, and an ambulance on display for everyone to walk around. We will have free t-shirts for adults while supplies last, sand pails with frisbee lids for children while supplies last, free food, cotton candy, snow cones all while supplies last. We also have bounce houses, games, laser tag, and free bandanas for your dogs. So come out and spend a fun filled afternoon with your local first responders. 

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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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Last Beat Ride Honoring Scott Brown

Saturday, April 29
$15 per bike, $5 per rider
Registration: 10:30am
Kickstands up at 12:00 noon
Start and end at JJ's Watering Hole
Stops along the way: Riders in the Country, Double D Burnout Saloon, Sawmill II
Music, Food, Raffle, Auction
All proceeds go to benefit Scott Brown's medical expenses
Donations for the raffle and auction are appreciated
Contact Tiffany at 336.202.9795 or Gypsy at 336.202.3103 with questions and information

04/27/17 - 04/30/17

Musical: Little Shop of Horrors


Show will be on April 27&28 at 7 PM and April 29 at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $10. We are located at 1600 Union Cross Rd. Kernersville, NC 27284. Our phone number is (336) 771- 4500. We hope to see you at the show! 

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Walk for Recovery

A free event bringing together those in recovery from drugs and alcohol, their families, counselors, treatment centers, friends - anyone committed to staying in recovery and helping others get on the path.

April 30th at 2pm - Downtown Greensboro, Center City Park

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A Time to Remember: Alzheimer's Awareness Fashion Show Char

Charity Event to help raise money of Alzheimer's. We will start with a full course meal then we will have a Fashion Show folllowed by an after party. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a trip at a resort any where in the US. This will be a night of fun and relaxation to help with a good cause!

$25 – $35

Fri, May 5, 2017

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT


212 South Elm Street

Greensboro, NC 27401

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Great Strides Walk

LACE UP. WALK. CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS.Tens of thousands of people come together each year as one community for one cause: to help find a cure for CF. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Nearly 500 walks take place across the country, bringing together friends of the Foundation, donors, volunteers, families and community members to help support the search for a cure. Sign up today for a Great Strides walk near you, and join us in adding tomorrows.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 9am

4100 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point, NC, 27265

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NC High School Rodeo

The Eastern Randolph High School FFA Alumni in cooperation with Jay Hinson and his Lucky J Rodeo Company and Arena is presenting their 14th annual Jeff Hinson Memorial North Carolina High School Rodeo.  It will be held on May 5th and May 6th at 7:00 pm at the Lucky J Arena on Hwy 64 East of Ramseur.  The arena is at the intersection of Hwy 64 and Shady Grove Road near Ramseur.  The purpose of this event is to raise scholarship money for graduating FFA members, assist in sending FFA members to local, state, and national leadership conferences, and to help financially support the Agriculture Education/FFA programs at Eastern Randolph High School and Southeastern Randolph Middle School.
This event is being governed by the N.C. High School Rodeo Association.  They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship, and character in the youth of our state.  They give high school students the opportunity to participate and compete in this unique and challenging sport.  The NCHSRA offers a rodeo program that sets high school rodeo apart from the other varsity sports.  The athletes compete on a scale comparable to collegiate and professional rodeo competitors.  Contestants will compete in the following events:   Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Calf Roping, Cattle Cutting, Team Roping, Goat Tying, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, & Steer Wrestling. 
There are over 40 local sponsors many of whom have sponsored all thirteen of the rodeo events. Wayne Thomas Chevrolet & Cadillac is the overall sponsor of this event.  Other major sponsors are Harvest House of Ramseur, Swaim Heating and Air Conditioning of Climax, Randolph County Farm Bureau, Liberty Farm and Garden, Randolph County Livestock and Poultry Improvement Association, Carolina Stockyards of Siler City, Cox Industries/Structural Woods of Coleridge, James River Equipment of Asheboro, Caviness Farms Grading, Inc. of Siler City. 
Food sales will start at 5:30 pm for participants and people attending the rodeo event.  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate.  Children 5 years and under get in free.  Tickets can be purchased at Eastern Randolph High School and the Wayne Thomas Dealership in Asheboro.  This is a family event and we will have activities for young children each night.  We will have local area students participating both nights as well as other high school students from across the state.  For more information call Raymond Caviness at 919-742-3296 or 336-953-1424 or find us on Facebook.

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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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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.

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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:

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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

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2017 Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour Offers 5 Days of Family Paddling Fu

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:OUTDOORSWKZL-FMWFDD-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 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 or call 336-722-4949. 

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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, or contact Maria Rosato at 336-493-0403 and

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Bee Friendly to Bees Day

The Guilford Co. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and partners Guilford Co. Beekeepers will hold the 4th Annual Bee Friendly to Bees Day.  The free event celebrates National Honey Bee Day and will be in the Extension Demonstration Garden, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro.  Join us for family fun and see a bee hive, go on a scavenger hunt, build a bee hotel, learn more about these vital pollinators, and much more.  Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension and NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. 


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:

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ALSapalooza Music Festival

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