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  • March 27, 2020
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Old Salem Launches History Nerd Alerts!

Social Media Posts Connecting History to the COVID-19 Crisis WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 25, 2020) – As part of its efforts to continue offering innovative educational opportunities to students and teachers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Old Salem Museums & Gardens has launched “History Nerd Alerts!,” which are social media posts highlighting interesting and educational historical information about artifacts related to illness, medicine, and health in Old Salem’s collections. The “History Nerd Alerts!” are designed for teachers, parents, students, and any interested people who are learning online due to school closures and are no longer able to visit the Old Salem
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  • March 27, 2020
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Nazareth Child & Family Connection Still Delivering Its Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

ROCKWELL, N.C. (March 26, 2020) – Nazareth Child & Family Connection finds itself in a unique situation in these days of COVID-19, social distancing, and quarantine. Like many nonprofits, its services are considered essential, but a good portion of its services go beyond essential. Indispensable may be a better way to describe its mission, and that’s starting to put a strain on its financial infrastructure. “Much of what we do here at Nazareth is 24-7. There is no working at home for many of our staff members; this is home,” said Vernon Walters Jr., president and CEO of Nazareth Child
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  • March 26, 2020
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Gears & Guitars, Winston-Salem Cycling Classic Postponed until October

Special Gears & Guitars Concerts to Take Place July 4 and September 6 WINSTON-SALEM (MARCH 26, 2020)—This spring’s Gears & Guitars music festival, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and Flow Auto Gran Fondo have been postponed and will now take place the weekend of October 2-4.  The three-day concert series will take place in downtown Winston-Salem’s Bailey Park.  Final race classifications and schedules have not been determined for the Cycling Classic and will be announced at a later date. “The exciting news is that by moving our race to October, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic becomes the much-anticipated finale for the 2020
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  • March 23, 2020
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Lowes Foods Adjusts Shopping Hours during Pandemic

WHO                     Lowes Foods guests and store hosts WHAT                   Lowes Foods is adjusting its store hours to be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week to allow more time for cleaning and to provide additional support for store hosts.  Lowes Foods will continue to dedicate 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday as shopping hours for seniors and others who are vulnerable to COVID-19.  WHEN                   The new hours are effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 WHERE                 All Lowes Foods stores in North and South Carolina


  • March 23, 2020
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Old Salem Museums & Gardens Transforms Garden Plots Into “Victory Gardens”

Produce Will Be Donated to Those in Need WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 23, 2020) – In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Old Salem Museums & Gardens is transforming Old Salem’s garden plots for this growing season (now through October 2020) into “victory gardens” to grow food for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This could include people who are food insecure, seniors, immunocompromised individuals, and families in crisis. Old Salem will partner with community groups and food banks who best serve this mission to ensure the food grown in Old Salem’s gardens is distributed to the people who need it. The Miksch,
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  • March 16, 2020
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Arts Council Statement on Coronavirus

Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Venues March 16, 2020           To join with the broader community in responding appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will temporarily close, to public access, the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (“Rhodes Center”) and the Hanesbrands Theatre, beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.  All previously scheduled performances, exhibitions and other events at these venues have been cancelled or postponed. The Rhodes Center includes the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts and Coffee Park, as well as The Arts Council’s own Reynolds Place Theatre, Mountcastle Forum/Theatre, Arboreal Gallery, Community Arts Gift Shop andEvery Corner Gallery.The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are disruptive
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  • March 13, 2020
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Piedmont Wind Symphony cancels upcoming “Road to Freedom” concert

The Piedmont Wind Symphony prioritizes the health and welfare of our patrons, musicians, staff, and larger community.  Due to the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and given the recent recommendations by Gov. Roy Cooper and public health officials to avoid gatherings of more than 100 people, Piedmont Wind Symphony has decided to cancel the upcoming Road to Freedom concert scheduled for March 28th.Ticket buyers have two options—you can request a refund by contacting the Stevens Center Box Office, or you can donate the value of your purchase to the Piedmont Wind Symphony.  Given the anticipated adverse impact of the
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  • March 13, 2020
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Statement from RiverRun International Film Festival

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 13, 2020)—RiverRun International Film Festival is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, staff, and community.  The widespread health concern about COVID-19 is a reminder of the global nature of our daily lives and interactions.  Given the latest news and the request to not convene groups over 100, we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 RiverRun International Film Festival.  While we will greatly miss seeing everyone come together to celebrate the diverse global stories reflected in our films, we place a greater priority on the wellbeing of our constituents. Once it is safe
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  • March 13, 2020
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a/perture cinema Announcement Concerning COVID-19

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 13, 2020) In our desire to do everything we can to keep our community healthy, a/perture cinema will be closing today Friday, March 13 through at least April 3 and until we know that it is safe to gather audiences together for the art of film.  All scheduled special event programming and regular film screenings during this time is now canceled or postponed. This decision has been reached after much deliberation and in acknowledgement of a/perture cinema’s place as a community destination for film. Despite having recently implemented increased sanitation and other precautionary measures, a/perture believes the best course of action at this time is a temporary closure. By voluntarily closing
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  • March 13, 2020
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2020 Piedmont Plus Senior Games and SilverArts update (Opening Ceremony rescheduled)

In light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19 we are rescheduling the 2020 Piedmont Plus Senior Games and SilverArts Opening Ceremony. We will no longer host the opening ceremony event on Friday, April 3, but will rather offer a closing celebration of the games and arts on Friday, May 29 at Calvary Baptist Church. Our current plans are to move forward with the 2020 events as scheduled, BUT we will make additional decisions as we approach the first events (the 10K run and 5K race walk on Saturday, April 4). We will continue to communicate via email and
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