2GNC Community Connections

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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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August 18th
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

On August 18th, help fill a full sized school bus with school supplies.

At Wal-Mart located at 3141 Garden Road in Burlington.

Schhol supplies needed are: #2 Pencils, glue sticks, erasers, box of tissues, washable markers, book bags, hand sanitzer, 3-ring binders, colored pencils, highlighters, loose-leaf notebook paper, pocket folders and rulers.

 

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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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August 30th
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Launch of Yokefellow Post-incarceration Relational Listening Min

Yokefellow Prison Ministry is an interdenominational, interracial prison ministry that provides mentoring services in a small group format to people who are or have been in prison. For almost 50 years, volunteers from across the state have met with inmates weekly to give them what they need most – the opportunity to “be heard.” Yokefellow is launching its first post-incarceration ministry, using the same listening format, in downtown Greensboro beginning Thu, 8/30/18, at 7:00 p.m. There is no cost, and an ASL interpreter is available upon advanced request.

Here are the details:

Who: Anyone who has been in prison or jail

When: Launches Thu, 8/30/18, at 7:00 p.m. and then meets weekly

Where:

East Market St. Seventh Day Adventist Church
1804 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

For More Information:

Download a brochure with further details from Yokefellow's website: http://yokefellowprisonministry.org/events/

Call 336-724-9801 or email yokefellowprisonministrync@gmail.com for more information.

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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

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September 3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Unprofane Riders: 2nd Annual Show Us Your Metal Car, Truck, SUV,

Its time for the biggest show in Eastern NC once again. Show Us Your Metal is back and better than ever. This show brought hundreds of vehicles and motorcycles and many spectators last year and we are hoping to double or triple that this year. With many fun events this is a show you dont want to miss!!!

Competitions include:

1990-Present
Best in Show Domestic Car
Best in Show Import Car
Best in Show Domestic Truck
Best in Show import Truck
Best in Show Domestic SUV
Best in Show Import SUV
Best in Show Slingshot
Best in Show Cruiser
Best in Show Sports Bike

and Second place for all the above classes

1885-1990
Best in Show Domestic Car
Best in Show Import Car
Best in Show Domestic Truck
Best in Show Import Truck
Best in Show Domestic SUV
Best in Show Import SUV

-Burnout competition (Set of rear tires for the winner)
-4x4 flex comp
-Sound Competition (SPL Meter 0-1500. 1501-2500, 2501-5000, 5000+)
-Exhaust competition
-Roll Your Coal Competition
-Club Participation trophy
-Best Paint
-Most Unique Paint/Wrap
-Cleanest Engine Bay
-Most Unique Build
-Best Rat Rod
-Lowest Car, Truck, SUV
-Highest Car, Truck, SUV
-Best Rims
-Furthest Traveled

And much more!!!!

Charities supported:
-Homes for Our Troops


Tickets are on sale now ! Get them before August for a discounted rate!!!

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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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Sep 08, 2018
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BBQ Benefit for John "Buddy" Poe

Saturday September 8 from 3pm-7pm

American Legion Hut-604 S Greensboro St, Liberty, NC

*Raffle and Silent Auction $5 per ticket or 4 for $20

*Music

3pm Homeward Bound

4pm The Travelers

5pm Steadfast

6pm The Pioneers

*Menu: BBQ-slaw-baked beans or green beans-roll-dessert-beverages $8 per plate

*Disney "Cars" available for Photos

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September 8th
4:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Broken Wings in Unity “Recovering and Remembering” F

Location:

Creekside park 

214 Park Drive
Archdale, North Carolina 27263

start time: 4:00pm

free event 

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Broken Wings in Unity is back with our second and last vigil for this year until this February. We are starting a family oriented festival at 4pm and then starting our “Remembering and Recovering Faces” vigil at 6pm. Our balloon release will start at 6:40pm and we will end the night with a lantern release. Anyone is welcome to set up a vendor table with a small $10 fee for a spot. Any treatment center/recovery network are able to set up for free to provide information on treatment, groups and harm reduction. If you are interested in taking part, please make contact before September the 4th with myself or one of our co hosts listed on the event page. We will have vendor tables with sweet treats, face painting, hair coloring, purple hair extensions for overdose awareness, hope rock table, seed of life table, balloon table, Christian clothing table, bows and boutique table, T-shirt tables, Recovery and harm reduction tables, kid games tables, and more. We will also have a grieving network available for those grieving of a loved one lost to an overdose/drug related death. Our balloon table will consist of certain colors for a certain purpose to purchase and release. Yellow will be for children who have lost a parent, dark purple for those we lost to an overdose/drug related death, white for those in recovery, silver for those who are actively using or a family member that is dealing with one who is actively using, and light purple for prayer warriors. Each balloon will come with a note for anyone to write whatever they would like to write on that balloon. We will also have a dunk tank and bounce houses, food truck, and another food truck with candy apples, funnel cakes and more and also a shaved ice truck. We will have live music hosted by Dexter Jackson from 4:30 pm until 6 and then begin our vigil with our “Remembering and Recovering Faces” slideshows and speakers at 6. The end of the night will close with a lantern release. Please join us to not only have a fun time together, but also to build relationships, educate, and give hope to others while remembering those we lost!! This is a public event, it’s free to attend and we will also raise money for all of our recovery networks with donation buckets to help them where needed!!! Come join us in good times and hold hands with those affected and afflicted.

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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. 

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September 5th - November 7th
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Foster Parenting Classes

Nazareth Child & Family Connection will offer foster parenting classes beginning September 5 and running for 10 weeks at its office at 165 Mahaley Ave. in Salisbury from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

The 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.