Jared&Katie's Community Connections

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July 21st - July 23rd
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ReptiDay Winston-Salem Reptile Show

 

ReptiDay Winston-Salem is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

 

Hours:

Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Early Entry at 9:30am)

 

Admission:

Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free

Visit our website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets

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Jul 28, 2018

Benefit Ride for Mike Greene

Benefit Ride for Mike Greene Saturday, July 28th. Registration at 10am at Riding High Harley (3036 NC HWY 68, High Point NC). Kickstands up at 11am. Ending at Clodbuster Farms at Noon (5500 Leonard Farm Rd, Kernersville, NC) $15 per rider / $5 for passenger. $20 for cars/trucks. There will be t shirts for sale, hot dogs, chips, drinks, bake sale, auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Mike has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, and a heart condition that requires open heart surgery. The ride is to raise money to help with medical bills, as well as everyday expenses, as he is currently unable to work.
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Jul 28, 2018
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Tricia's Ride For Life - Annual Cycling event

6th Annual Charity Cycling Event
Hedrick’s Grove Reformed United Church of Christ
5687 East Old US Hwy 64 in Lexington

Registration begins at 7am 
Ride starts at 8am 
(Rain or shine)
Early Registration $25
Day of the Event $35

To guarantee your cycling event shirt, please register by Saturday, July 7, 2018
Early Registration Ends online Tuesday, July 24, 2018

To register, go to: https://goo.gl/W3Wz9t 

21, 44, & 64 mile options
Three routes to fit your cycling style from novice to cycling enthusiast. All skill levels welcome

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY!
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to attacking cancer from every angle and eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

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August 1st
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Foster Parenting Information Session

 

Nazareth Child & Family Connection has a foster parenting information session scheduled for Wednesday, August 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its office at 165 Mahaley Ave. in Salisbury. The session will provide information and guidelines for Nazareth’s foster care training sessions, which begin September 5.

 

For more information, contact Shawn Squirewell, the director of foster care services at Nazareth Child & Family Connection at 888.207.0250, Ext. 111 or ssquirewell@nazcf.org.

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August 7th
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Fibertex Personal Care Open House

Are you looking to work for a best-in-its-class company that allows you to bloom
in your career? Then come visit the Fibertex Personal Care team at the Club
House next to our coming factory site to learn more about joining the team!
Currently hiring for Quality & Environmental Manager, Print Press Operator,
Maintenance, Materials Mover, and Logistics Coordinator. Future positions will
include Finance Analyst, Laboratory Technician, and Sales Coordinator.
All positions will require at least a high school diploma, a drug screen, and a
background check.

8/7/18 5pm-8pm 

733 Commerce Place

Asheboro, NC 27203

https://fibertexpersonalcare.com/

 

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August 11th
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Lupus Sux 2018

 

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club's third annual Lupus Sux ride is scheduled for August 11th 2018. This is a motorcycle ride, followed by a raffle. Registration starts at 10am and ride leaves at 12pm sharp. The ride starts and ends at Karonda's Bar & Grill 2036 Rankin Mill Rd Greensboro, NC. The fee is $20 per bike. All bikes are welcomed. We will have a DJ and a representative from The Lupus Foundation will be there with educational materials. Come join us and raise money to help solve the cruel mystery of Lupus. Contact Sotoiomc@yahoo.com for further information. We will have many raffle items including a football signed by UNC head coach and one signed by Duke's head coach. Raffle tickets for these items are available at Karonda's where the balls are displayed! Hope to see you there! 

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August 18th
2:00 PM-12:00 AM

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Dodgeball Tournament Hosted by Greensboro Firefighter Combat Cha

 

PLEASE SHARE!
Join us for a bracket style dodgeball tournament, where costumes are encouraged, and fun is guaranteed!  10 person teams for $100- That's only $10 per person to show up, have a great time and benefit a worthy cause! Please help the Greensboro Fire Combat Challenge team fund our trip to California for the  Firefighter Combat Challenge World Finals in October 2018. We will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to a TBD charity. Get your friends and form a team for some good old fashioned fun.  Awards for top team and best costumes!

Please comment or message immediately if you're interested in participating. We want to have an approximate number of teams who will be attending the event.

Vendors and sponsors will be on site with booths set up. To be a vendor or sponsor please contact us; we will also need volunteers!

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Aug 21, 2018

30th Annual Hospice Taste of the Town 2018

The 30th Hospice Taste of the Town is Tuesday, August 21. Enjoy a variety of samples from area restaurants, caterers, & beverage vendors. Bid on a wide-range of items at the silent auction. Entry tickets are $15 each & include 3 food taste tickets (children under 6 admitted free); additional food tickets $1 each. Tickets go on sale mid-July online at www.hospiceofthepiedmont.org. For more information, call 336-889-8446. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Piedmont.

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August 25th
7:30 AM-11:30 AM

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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 2018 K5K will benefit BackPack Beginnings.

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Aug 25, 2018

Gabriel Lodge #115 Annual Community Fair

The Brothers of Gabriel Lodge #115 are hosting our annual Community Fair on August 25th at Hampton Park 2221 Jones Rd, Greensboro NC 27406. The events will have free stuffed book bags, free food and more that are all free to the people of our community. The kids must be present in order to get the book bags. The events gives us a chance to give to the people of our community that may not have the things that they need for school. We want all the kids to start school on a positive note and do well this year. The event is from 2pm -7pm. Come out and eat and fellowship with us and have a good time. For more information contact Brother Joe Lester at 919-949-9243

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August 25th
11:00 AM-5:00 PM

1075 KZL Paddle ate Childress Vineyards

 

Are you looking for some family fun in August? Join me for the KZL Paddle at Childress Vineyards! It is the final stop on this year’s Yadkin Riverkeeper TOUR and a fundraiser for the organization that works to keep our drinking water clean. It also is the year’s biggest, and most fun event on the water. On Saturday, August 25, from 11AM-5PM, everyone takes to the Yadkin River above Childress Vineyards; then paddles back to the Vineyard for food, beverages, music and fun for the whole family. KZL’s Josie will be there! So, sign up early because this paddle always sells out! For more information, visit YadkinRiverkeeper.org. All paddlers must register.

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May 11th - August 31st
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Why local patients need your help this summer

There is a critical need for blood and platelets that could impact patient care in hospitals across the country this summer. Locally, the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) – primary blood supplier to 27 of the region’s hospitals – faces a similar need. 

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas supplies more than 400 blood products each day to local hospitals to meet the life threatening needs of patients being treated for cancer, coronary bypass and valve surgeries, organ and stem cell transplant, leukemia, sickle cell disease and trauma.

  • High school students account for approximately 25 percent of CBCC’s donor base. When schools let out for summer, blood donations take a significant hit.
  • Many donors are away on vacation.
    • Often, vacation plans include visiting areas that make people ineligible to donate blood for a period of time – usually a full year – from their return date. That means vacations can affect the blood supply even beyond the summer months.
  • Hot summer temperatures make collecting blood more challenging. Keeping a Bloodmobile at a cool 68 degrees when it is in the 80s and 90s outside can be difficult.

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Locally, we have seen a 15% increase in the demand for blood this year over last.

  • One contributing factor is the high-quality healthcare and leading physicians in our local hospitals. More patients are coming here for their treatment, especially cancer and sickle cell patients.
  • Even with the high-quality healthcare and leading physicians, many times the only thing that can save a patient’s life is blood, and that can only come from volunteer blood donors.

To compound the increase in demand, over the last years many factors have contributed to a decrease in eligible donors:

  • There is a declining donor base due to our aging population. In 2000, 45.8 million Americans were 60+. That number continues to grow each year. In 2030, it is expected to be 92.2 million – a 201% increase.
    • Although there is no upper age limit to donating blood, health conditions and certain medications that become more common as you get older can preclude individuals from being able to donate blood.
    • Instead of 38% of the population being able to donate at any given time, it is more like 35%, and still less than 10% of the 35% actually donate.
  • Changes in rules and regulations for the industry by FDA.
    • For example, increased hemoglobin requirement for males. Changing the required level from 12.5 to 13.0 has resulted in a 3.5-5% increase in deferrals.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is asking companies and organizations throughout Charlotte and the surrounding areas to host a community blood drive. It is also urging all healthy donors to donate blood at its donation centers or at a mobile drive.  To host a blood drive or to make an appointment at any center or mobile drive, visit www.cbcc.us or call 1-888-59BLOOD. 

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September 1st - September 2nd
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8th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival

Event Description: The Friends of John Coltrane was organized in 2009 to create a John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival for Guilford County and the City of High Point.  The organization's mission is to preserve and celebrate the life and music of John Coltrane and to enrich the lives of others through the introduction of jazz and other musical genres. John Coltrane remains one of High Point's most influential and famous citizens. This international jazz and blues festival helps educate the community about the significant role that the African-American community in High Point played in nurturing Coltrane's interest in music. A portion of the proceeds will be used to enhance the Coltrane legacy and nurture interest in jazz for the community, particularly the youth.

 

Event Location: Oak Hollow Festival Park

                          1841 Eastchester Dr.

                           High Point, NC 27265

 

Event Dates: 9/1/2018 to 9/2/2018

 

Event Times: Gates open at 3:00 PM

                       Performances are from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

 

Ticket Types: Single Day and Mult-Day General Admission, VIP, Military, Student, One Day 

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September 8th
7:30 AM-11:30 AM

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2018 maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk

RACE INFO

Join us for the 2nd Annual maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk on September 8, 2018 at Country Park/Jaycee Park in Greensboro to honor service members and first responders from the past, present, and future. All proceeds will support the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program.

Enjoy the opening tribute ceremony and your choice of a 5K run or 2.5K walk, followed by an awards ceremony, a variety of silent auction items, 50/50 Raffle, food, and more! You’ll also be able to meet and visit with some of our service dog teams! Strollers and friendly, leashed dogs are welcome!

 

REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES

Register at www.maCares.racewire.com. Online registration closes September 5th.

Early registration (through May 31st): $20 to Walk 2.5K and $25 to Run 5K (timed)

June 1st to September 4th: $25 to Walk 2.5K and $30 to Run 5K (timed)

Participants who register by August 6, 2018 are guaranteed a race shirt.

Late Registration on Race Day from 7:30am-8:40am: $30 to Walk 2.5K and $35 to Run 5K (timed).

 

LOCATION & PARKING

Location and parking will be available only at Jaycee Park at 3802 Jaycee Park Drive. The Run/Walk will start at the far end of the Jaycee Parking Lot.

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Sep 08, 2018
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2018 maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk

RACE INFO

Join us for the 2nd Annual maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk on September 8, 2018 at Country Park/Jaycee Park in Greensboro to honor service members and first responders from the past, present, and future. All proceeds will support the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program.

 

Enjoy the opening tribute ceremony and your choice of a 5K run or 2.5K walk, followed by an awards ceremony, a variety of silent auction items, 50/50 Raffle, food, and more! You’ll also be able to meet and visit with some of our service dog teams! Strollers and friendly, leashed dogs are welcome!

 

REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES

Register at www.maCares.racewire.com. Online registration closes September 5th.

Early registration (through May 31st): $20 to Walk 2.5K and $25 to Run 5K (timed)

June 1st to September 4th: $25 to Walk 2.5K and $30 to Run 5K (timed)

Participants who register by August 6, 2018 are guaranteed a race shirt.

Late Registration on Race Day from 7:30am-8:40am: $30 to Walk 2.5K and $35 to Run 5K (timed).

 

LOCATION & PARKING

Location and parking will be available only at Jaycee Park at 3802 Jaycee Park Drive. The Run/Walk will start at the far end of the Jaycee Parking Lot.

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September 22nd
11:00 AM-7:00 PM

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Fiesta 2018

Organized by the Hispanic League, FIESTA is the annual FREE street festival which has become a downtown tradition in Winston-Salem and is the biggest fundraiser for the Hispanic League, expecting over 22,000 people each year. All the funds raised from FIESTA sponsors, vendors, and donations- support cultural, health, education, and college scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community year-round. Expect food and music from many countries representing Latin America! 

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September 28th
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

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Journey to Brave: Auction, Benefit and Fundraiser for the Kellin

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018, DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM

GREENSBORO COUNTRY CLUB - 410 SUNSET DR, GREENSBORO, nc

EMCEE: JARED PIKE, HOST OF THE NOW-SYNDICATED JARED AND KATIE IN THE MORNING ON 107.5 WKZL

ABOUT KELLIN: The Kellin Foundation provides community-based services and programs that support children, individuals, families, and communities to achieve safety and wellness. From child victim advocacy to counseling to youth leadership development, our innovative programming focuses on integrating physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being using best practice approaches shown to be effective. We served over 4,700 children, adults, and families in 2017 with excellent results, and we are proud to partner with dozens of agencies across the Triad to support our motto of making a difference together!

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October 6th
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

ART IN THE GARDEN: A CELEBRATION OF FALL

On Saturday October 6, 2018, The NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Guilford County will host their Art in the Garden event from 10 am to 2 pm in the Demonstration Garden at the NC Cooperative Extension Office Guilford County, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405. The event showcases the artistic talents and craftsmanship of the master gardener volunteers and their friends. It is a good way to get an early start on your Holiday shopping.  From apparel to children's books to paintings, there is sure to be something for everyone. The event is free and open to the public.