2GNC Community Connections

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April 27th
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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The incrEDIBLE Plant Sale

At the incrEDIBLE Plant Sale, we’ll have a wide selection of veggie, herb, and flower starts for sale. Proceeds benefit the Greensboro Children’s Museum’s half-acre garden, The Edible Schoolyard. This event is free and open to the public. We'll have food trucks, children's activities and live music!

April 27th
4:00 PM-10:00 PM

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Trucks, Taps, & Tunes

The Junior League of High Point has partnered with Forward High Point and their ‘Rock the Point’ concert series to host Trucks, Taps, & Tunes on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 4:00-10:00PM in downtown High Point.  This event features local food trucks, local breweries, live music and a kid zone.  The family-friendly event is being headlined by Nashville rising star Casey Clark, with local talent Joey Whitaker as the opener.  Located at the corner of Elm and English Road, this outdoor event will be fun for all ages.  Tickets are $10 per person over the age of 12 and can be purchased ahead of time at the Junior League of High Point website: www.jlhp.org/TrucksTapsTunes.  Children 5 years and under are free and children aged 6-12 receive a discounted ticket price of $5.  All tickets will be available for purchase day-of at the event. 

A portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Junior League of High Point’s programs and community projects.  Current community impact efforts focus on supporting women, children and education in the High Point community. 

Please visit the Junior League of High Point website for more information and to purchase tickets today!  www.jlhp.org/TrucksTapsTunes

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April 27th
1:00 PM-11:00 PM

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Jimmy-June Music and Arts Festival


     Coming to Asheboro, NC’s Bicentennial Park in the heart of the growing downtown is the first ever Jimmy-June Music and Arts Festival brought to you by Mindful Supply Co. and Four Saints Brewing Co.  The free-to-the-public festival on April 27th, 2019 celebrates the music, art and culture of North Carolina and the South and hopes to bring a recurring event to Asheboro that all can enjoy. The day will be filled with great local food trucks, craft beers from Four Saints, artists and craft vendors, a cornhole tournament with prizes and a day long lineup of local and touring bands starting at 1pm and ending at 10pm.

     Caleb Caudle, a Winston-Salem native and now international touring singer/songwriter, will be headlining the event with his unique brand of Americana music.  Just off recording his latest album at Johnny Cash’s famous Cash Cabin recording studio and a stint touring Europe, Caudle will be ready to put on a great show for his home state right here in the Piedmont.

     Justin Wells, formerly of the alt-country band Fifth on the Floor, will be co-headlining.  Wells has recently gained traction on the country music scene, along with others from his home state of Kentucky.  His commanding vocals and thoughtful songwriting are sure to get the attention of any music fan.

     The lineup of local artists showcasing their talents on the stage at the Jimmy-June Music and Arts Festival promise to be names to watch in the future:  Whiskey Foxtrot of Winston-Salem bringing their throwback rock sound, Abigail Dowd of Southern Pines fresh off recording her new album “Not What I Seem”, Beau James of Greensboro and his roots rock sound, The Grand Ole Uproar of Greensboro with style all their own and Nathan Pope, the young blues guitar virtuoso from Liberty.

     The Jimmy-June Music and Arts Festival is in honor of Jimmy Saunders and Allan “June” Parsons of Troy, NC.  They were the grandfathers of event organizer, Justin Saunders and the event is his way of honoring their memories.

     Proceeds from the festival will go to benefit the Randolph County Family Crisis Center.  For more information visit www.jimmyjunefest.com or follow us on instagram and facebook.

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April 28th
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Walk for Recovery

It’s that time again…we are gearing up for Walk for Recovery 2019 – it’s a free community event geared towards building awareness for the recovery movement – informing residents that if they or a loved one are suffering from addiction to drugs (like heroin, cocaine and the like) or alcohol, there is hope through treatment and recovery. (Please see the attached flyer for this year’s event.)


We are expecting close to 500 walkers and we have other recovery organizations from across the state who will be on site to provide resources and information – as well as a list of folks who will share their personal recovery stories as encouragement to all who are there.


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April 28th
2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Walk for Recovery

Walk for Recover if a FREE EVENT hosted by Fellowship Hall that brings together those in recovery from alcohol or drugs, their families, counselors, treatment centers, friends- anyone committed to staying in recovery and helping others get on the path.


Join us for the start of out 1-mile walk at Center City Park in Greensboro. We’ll finish back at the park with live music, recovery success stories and treatment information. Make a poster or banner that speaks to your recovery or highlights your organization and bring it alone!

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May 4th
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Diabetes Walk! Stepping out Diabetes

Khalif Ct. #90 will be hosting a Diabetes walk on May 4th, 2019. Registration will begin at 12 noon and the walk will begin at 1pm. You may register as an individual for $10 or as a team for $25 (Max of 5 people on a team, each additional member must pay $5) This will be a community event. During the walk we will have a health fair providing information on Diabetes and awareness of the disease. We will have music, healthy snacks, blood pressure checks and other booths! We will also be providing fun activities for the family. We would love to see the community out stepping out Diabetes. All proceeds will go toward Khalif court #90's NDI initative to the American Diabetes association. Please come out and support and have a good time with family, friends and neighbors!!! 

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March 6th - May 8th
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Foster Parenting Classes

Nazareth Child & Family Connection will offer foster parenting classes beginning March 6 and running for 10 weeks at its office at 165 Mahaley Ave. in Salisbury from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


The free classes are designed to inform participants about the child welfare system, the role of foster parents and to help individuals develop the skills to become a successful foster/adoptive parent. The classes also focus on understanding trauma and how to better serve families who have experienced trauma. Individuals who complete the classes and the licensing process become licensed North Carolina foster parents.

For more information or to register for the classes, 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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May 10th - May 11th

Passalong Plant Sale

May 10 - 11

Greensboro, NC

Passalong Plant Sale

N. C. Cooperative Extension - Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Road

The 17th Annual Extension Master Gardener Passalong Plant Sale is not to be missed! We have plants in every category - Sun Perennials, Shade Lovers, Natives, Pollinators, Succulents, Shrubs, Trees, Houseplants, Veggies, Herbs, Annual Flowers and more!

Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and advise you on the right plants for your garden. Come early for the best selection! Friday, May 10, from 9 am - 3 pm and Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information contact the Guilford County Cooperative Extension at 336-641-2400.

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May 10th - May 11th

Passalong Plant Sale

The 17th Annual Extension Master Gardener Passalong Plant Sale is not to be missed! We have plants in every category - Sun Perennials, Shade Lovers, Natives, Pollinators, Succulents, Shrubs, Trees, Houseplants, Veggies, Herbs, Annual Flowers and more!

Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and advise you on the right plants for your garden. Come early for the best selection! Friday, May 10, from 9 am - 3 pm and Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to 1 pm.

June 8th
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Inaugural maCares Paws for a Cause Craft Festival

The Inaugural maCares Paws for a Cause Craft Festival will feature homemade and homegrown items by local vendors!
By shopping (or vending), you will help sponsor the daily care costs of service dogs helping veterans, children, and adults.
Your support will also help sponsor the emergency veterinary care and special services of rescued animals.
Thank you for supporting maCares and local businesses!!!

Join our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/2348977372052312/

To apply as a vendor of homemade or homegrown items, please complete and return by May 3rd the 2019 maCares Paws for a Cause Craft Festival Vendor Application by visiting http://www.macares.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-maCares-Paws-for-a-Cause-Craft-Festival-Vendor-Application.pdf

If you are interested in volunteering during the festival setup or cleanup, please email weCare@maCares.org.


maCares is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to ‘helping service dogs help others’ by improving the quality of life for veterans, children, and adults. maCares also sponsors emergency veterinary care for rescued animals.

Since its inception in 1998 (nonprofit status in 2012), maCares has assisted dozens of organizations.

Currently, maCares impacts our community with the following programs:

–  maCares’ Service Dog Support Program

helps cover the continual care costs for service dogs assisting those who have physical, neurological and/or medical challenges

–  faith Cares, a veteran-exclusive level within our Service Dog Support Program

helps cover the continual care costs for service dogs assisting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury

–  maCares Animal Relief and Emergency Services Fund (maC.A.R.E.S. Fund)

helps with the cost of emergency services and special care needed for rescued animals in association with a local animal rescue group


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June 6th - June 8th
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Basic Chaplain Training

Are you called to be a Chaplain? A ministry of presence serving outside the walls of the church...The first step is to attend a Basic Chaplain's Training. This initial training is a 3-day intensive school that covers an overview of what makes a Chaplain. You will leave with the tools to start you in this calling. This training does not make you a Chaplain (upon completion of the training there is an application process.)

Reserve your spot today and see what makes a WFM Chaplain different! For more information on Warrior Family Ministries or to register for the training, please visit www.wfmchaplains.org or call our headquarters at (910) 769-2490

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June 15th
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Bottomland 4x4 16th Annual Charity Mud Bog

Celebrate Father's Day with Bottomland4x4's loud, muddy, family friendly event!

GATES OPEN AT 9AM $10 admission (10 & under free), ALL gate proceeds benefit Shriners, concessions available, t-shirt sales/sponsors benefit Surry County Community College Aktion Club

Don't miss special guest Tow Mudder!

Think you and your vehicle have what it takes or would you like to see your company's banner displayed at the event? Contact Eric today to DRIVE or to be a SPONSOR...(336) 755-8642.

June 22nd
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Kira's Fundraiser

July 13th
12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Lifted Rydes Truck and Bike Show

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August 9th - August 11th
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Woodstock Experience 2019



Keeping the Spirit of Woodstock Alive

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with many Original Woodstock Performers

in the Blue Ridge Mountains, August 9-11, at Saloon Studios Live

Followed by WE2019 (2), August 16-18, at Space Coast Harley Davidson, Palm Bay, FL

West Jefferson, NC (March 26, 2019):  Saloon Studios Live (www.SaloonStudiosLive.com) announced today it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Music Festival with its “Woodstock Experience 2019” (www.WoodstockExp.com) featuring 3 days of live music, set in the peaceful tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Jefferson, North Carolina.  The  WE2019 celebration continues the following weekend in Palm Bay, Florida’s Space Coast Harley Davidson.

Performers will include original Woodstock artists Melanie, Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After, John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful), Vanilla Fudge, Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone, Corky Lang of Mountain and Canned Heat, among many more!  Other performers include Johnny Winter Legacy, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, The Nth Power, Buddy Miles Expressions, Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Joey Molland’s Badfinger, Iron Butterfly, Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors) and Hendrix by Hendrix, featuring family member Regi Hendrix along with percussionists Gerardo Velez and Juma Sultan who performed onstage with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock 1969.

A special performance by Symphonic Woodstock, featuring Maestro Eumir Deodato (Aug. 10) will bring orchestrations to the greatest songs of the original Woodstock, including songs by Janis JoplinSantana, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Who, Ritchie Havens, The Grateful Dead, Credence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Blood Sweat & Tears, plus more hits.

The first 3-day event, which takes place from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th promises to be the ultimate Woodstock Experience in celebration of the golden anniversary of the tremendous landmark in music, history and pop culture. 

Featuring an all-inclusive, land-cruise style retreat, concert-goers will have the opportunity to break bread with the artists each day and live along side these icons of Rock for the entire weekend.

*Choices of all-inclusive weekend packages are available, which include Food and Beverages consisting of scrumptious Brunch and Dinner each day.  In addition, there will be food trucks on site for everyone’s convenience.                       

*VIP Villa Package:  Includes a private, air conditioned Villa and amenities.                       

*VIP Hotel Package:  The nearby Holiday Inn and Days Inn will accommodate visitors.  Shuttle service will be available to and from hotels to Old West Town.

*Campers/RV’s Dream Package:  The Campsite overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the performance stage.  This is a scenic vantage point on a ridge just above the stage area. It is a natural amphitheater that sounds excellent from the campsite.  

A Gospel Brunch will grace the stage on Sunday, August 11th, with music, scripture readings and insight served by "The Restored Band" featuring Joey Brennan, allowing folks to support positive energy by sharing meals and bonding as one peaceful family.

Woodstock Experience 2019 (2) in Palm Bay, Florida, Aug. 16 – 18, Tickets Starting at $69

Woodstock Experience 2019 continues the following weekend, at Space Coast Harley Davidson, in Palm Bay, Florida with many of the same performers at Saloon Studios August 9th – 11th.

About Woodstock Experience 2019 Producer Kenn Moutenot

Performer-Manager-Producer Kenn Moutenot is the producer of Woodstock Experience 2019 Festivals,

Bethelands 360 Productions, and Saloon Studios Live projects.  From an early age Kenn had his heart set on working with musical geniuses and living his dream.  As drummer, vocalist and tour manager, he has worked with legendary musicians such as Buddy Miles, Eumir Deodato, and Rick Derringer.  Kenn previously managed his own show and bands touring around the U.S.  He worked with over 2,000 shows as a band leader, entertainment director and talent purchaser.  Kenn is proud of his new residency, not in Las Vegas, but in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, home to Saloon Studios Live.  Together with Kenn's partners Mike and Laura, this dream-team will be pioneering the new business of entertainment at this state-of-the-art venue.

About Saloon Studios Live & Internet Streaming Memberships :  Set in the beautiful Blue Ride Mountains, home to Bluegrass Music, Saloon Studios Live does not only feature the greatest names in entertainment, it is a state-of-the-art recording, film and music studio, as well as an internet broadcasting station with Live Global Streaming.  Subscription services to launch August 2019.  Memberships are welcomed, as subscribers can tune-in from anywhere on Earth, and stream live Woodstock Experience 2019 (both weekends), live concerts, intimate interviews, exclusive films, documentaries, podcasts and more.  The venue setting features an authentic Saloon, providing an old western feel, while fans are entertained by living legends and superstars up close and personal.  These are not just concert events, but adventures built to satisfy the fans who will enjoy hit songs, sing-alongs, and a 5-hour VIP Experience including food and beverages.


FOR TICKETS:    www.universe.com

WEBSITES:  www.woodstockexp.com   www.song3.com  www.saloonstudioslive.com


INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE:  Contact Linda A. Maniscalco, LAM Media, Cell:  917-882-3197, Email:  Lammedia@yahoo.com

YouTube.com/woodstock_exp   Facebook.com/songhouse3000  Twitter.com/woodstock_exp  Instagram.com/woodstock_exp

Jan 18, 2038


Christmas time is approaching fast and this year Pure Basketball is hosting its first Toy Drive to help families that are in need for the holidays because every child deserves to wake up Christmas morning to at least a little something. Pure Basketball is a youth basketball program from Albemarle N.C. where we currently have 3 teams that travel the state and play in tournaments against other basketball programs from all over the state and some tournaments from all over the country. Our kids in the program range from high school down to 5th grade and we hope to expand  in the future. We are blessed to have a great support system around the program and hope to grow even bigger over the next few years. So we are using our platform to help those kids out this year and give back to the community since it has been so great to us. We will be hosting a drop off event December 1st at B.R.S inc in Richfield  NC where we will be accepting toys to donate. You can bring in new unwrapped toys for all ages that day. We will also will be selling food the day of the drop off for any one who comes to join us. Also if anyone knows a family personally that may be experience hard times and needs a little help for Christmas please let us know and we will personally try to help that family out as well with toys from the toy drive. So let’s all get together and help out the less fortunate this holiday season and come together as a community and make some kids Christmas a unforgettable one!!!! so everyone come out and get in the Christmas spirit and listen to Christmas music and help out our community...If you have any questions or would like to donate but can’t make event we can arrange a pick up please call 704-984-0042 or 704-792-8263 for more information!