Community Connections

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Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! During the entire month of February. Celebrating children’s oral health awareness is incredibly important for the community. Tooth decay remains the most common chronic childhood disease. Continuing educational programs and prevention awareness will help motivate more parents and other adults to recognize the seriousness of children’s dental disease. Children’s smile project Has Teamed up with Ms. Voluptuous North Carolina at Westover Dental Group to visit Pre K to 1st Graders to Provide awareness of the importance of teaching children good oral habits early to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Parents or caregivers are essential and can promote children’s dental health this month and throughout the year.

Keeping up with daily oral care and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for an oral examination and professional cleanings are steps you can take towards a happier and healthier mouth! Setting the foundation for your child earlier in life will set your child up for success in the future.

If you would like a Dental Professional to come to your school and give a fun and exciting presentation with goodie bags for each child please contact us today!

Start: 2023-02-01
End: 2023-02-28

Trackside Train Day

Thomasville Tourism is proud to partner with Mike’s Trains to host Trackside Train Day on Saturday February 11 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The event will be hosted at Memorial United Methodist Church – 101 Randolph St. in the Fellowship Hall, as well as the gymnasium. There are a wide variety of train enthusiast coming from all over the region to show off their elaborate displays. This event will be fun for all ages – from hobbyists to children alike. Children 12 and under are free and general admission is $5.00. The first 100 paying attendees will receive a special goodie bag. There will be a free face painter from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, sponsored by Sun Warehouse and Distribution, and drawings for giveaways all day. Food will be for sale by Bueno Burrito and Snickety Snacks.

 

Come see elaborate operating layouts and trains for sale at this day-long event.

Start: 2023-02-11
End: 2023-02-11

Special Olympics North Carolina Triad Chill Polar Plunge®

Registration is now open for the Triad Chill Polar Plunge® fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro! Participants of this regional Polar Plunge will have folks in the Triad freezin’ for a reason in support of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) athletes.

FOX 8 anchor and SONC Board of Directors member Katie Nordeen will serve as the event emcee. Supporters of SONC will participate in the Triad Chill along with students, teachers and staff from schools in the Triad area. Local law enforcement agencies will also brave the icy waters to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing the impact of SONC in their community.

Friends and fans also are encouraged to come out and watch the Polar Plunge festivities. Walk-up registrations on the day of the event are welcome. Online registration is available now at www.triadchill.com.

The 2023 Triad Chill Polar Plunge is being supported by event sponsors FOX 8, Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe, DMJ, Herbalife Nutrition and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina.

Date: Saturday, February 25
10-11:15 a.m.: Registration Opens
11:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremony and Awards
11:45 a.m.: Plunge

Location: Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe
3910 South Holden Road
Greensboro, NC

Registration is now open for the Triad Chill Polar Plunge® fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro! Participants of this regional Polar Plunge will have folks in the Triad freezin’ for a reason in support of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) athletes.

FOX 8 anchor and SONC Board of Directors member Katie Nordeen will serve as the event emcee. Supporters of SONC will participate in the Triad Chill along with students, teachers and staff from schools in the Triad area. Local law enforcement agencies will also brave the icy waters to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing the impact of SONC in their community.

Friends and fans also are encouraged to come out and watch the Polar Plunge festivities. Walk-up registrations on the day of the event are welcome. Online registration is available now at www.triadchill.com.

The 2023 Triad Chill Polar Plunge is being supported by event sponsors FOX 8, Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe, DMJ, Herbalife Nutrition and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina.

Start: 2023-02-25
End: 2023-02-25

Original Black History Month Play “Spirit of a Living Winston Salem”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24th, 2022

Wentz Memorial UCC & The Winston Salem African American Archives host “Creative Xpressions” and the World Premiere of “Spirit of a Living Winston Salem: The African American Story of WS”
A week of free and paid events/performances for and by the WS community

In honor of Black History Month Wentz Memorial United Church of Christ at 3435 Carver School Rd. Winston Salem, NC will offer 4 days of community-based arts. On Sunday February 19th at 3pm Wentz will host Creative Xpressions. This production will feature youth and adult community members sharing their talents across many arts forms. The program is the creation of Wentz members Sherika L. Starks and Deirdre Y. Anderson who wish to nurture Black talent within the community”. Creative Xpressions will be free to the public.

The church will also host a pop-up gallery of images and artifacts supplied by the Winston Salem African American Archives from one hour before to one hour after the Spirit of WS performances . The gallery will showcase pieces that span four centuries of influence by WS’s African American community.

At the end of the week Wentz Memorial UCC in partnership with the Winston Salem African American Archives will present an original play, “Spirit of a Living Winston Salem”. The play chronicles the African American experience in the city of Winston Salem from the late 1600’s to the present. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday February 24th & 25th at 7pm and Sunday February 26th at 3pm.

Through live character performance, historic photos, video, and the real voices of Winstonians, this 85-minute production will give a deep and textured look at the story of the second largest racial group in the city. It is the story of a people who have persevered and prospered in spite of great challenges many may not be aware of.

“Too often during February, we focus only on the major players in Black History.” Says Reverend Renee Griffin of Wentz Memorial UCC. “There’s been an amazing number of important contributions made by African Americans in this community that we need to be more widely known.”

The production is being written and performed by Wentz member and EMMY Award winning writer/actor Ron Jones. Mr. Jones is the executive director of Dialogues on Diversity, a nationally touring diversity awareness theater company. Jones expressed that “Wentz has a great history of including the arts in its ministry. Working with the WSAAA taught me so much about this city’s history. I can only fit in so much, so I only hope I can do it justice.”
“Spirits of a Living Winston Salem” will be an admission event. Tickets will be $15 general admission and $10 for students and Seniors. Individuals who attend the free Creative Xpressions event on the 19th will be given a $5 discount on admission to the paid show.

About the Winston Salem African American Archives
The Winston Salem African American Archives is a non-profit organization that aspires to educate the community about the historic contributions of African Americans to the city. It is the repository and documenter of historical memorabilia
“We want to get as many people as possible; especially young ones interested in the amazing contributions made by people who are closer to them than they may realize” says Billy Rich, President of the Archives.

Events Dates and Times:
Sunday February 19th @ 3pm “Creative Xpressions”
WSAAA Pop-Up Gallery open one hour before and one hour after performances on the 24th, 25th and 26th
Friday February 24th & 25th @ 7pm “Spirits of a Living Winston Salem”
Sunday February 26th @3pm “Spirits of a Living Winston Salem”

Tickets and reservations and Press inquiries
For tickets, reservations or press inquiries please call Wentz at 336-722-0230 or email at [email protected] Please leave your name. Number of tickets and a contact number. Do not leave any credit card information.
You can also reserve tickets on PayPal at [email protected]

Start: 2023-02-24
End: 2023-02-26

Senior Services’ 13th Annual Art Show & Sale Benefiting Meals-on-Wheels

Save the date for Senior Services’ 13th annual Art Show & Sale benefiting Meals-on-Wheels. The show will feature artwork from some of the best-known and sought-after artists in our area. You will find one-of-a-kind art pieces from virtually every medium and aesthetic. Remember that each beautiful piece sold will help provide hot, nutritious meals to seniors in our community.

March 4, 2023
10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Senior Services | 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Start: 2023-03-04
End: 2023-03-04