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  • September 24, 2020
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SAM & Eggs to Take Place Virtually on September 30

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (SEPTEMBER 24, 2020)—Samaritan Ministries will hold its annual SAM & Eggs fundraising breakfast on September 30 beginning at 8 a.m.  The event is open to the public and will be virtual this year at samaritanforysth.org.  Samaritan Ministries has a goal of raising $167,000 from SAM & Eggs. “SAM & Eggs is a great way to begin your day on a positive note, this year from the leisure of your own home or office,” Samaritan Ministries Executive Director Jan Kelly said.  “Our program will last only about 30 minutes and is a wonderful way to hear more about our work
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  • September 22, 2020
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Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Announces Appointment

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. has named Terri Cummings as Vice President of Talent and Workforce. In this role, Terri will serve on the organization’s leadership team and advance efforts to promote education and workforce alignment throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Working closely with industry partners, higher education institutions, and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Terri will draw together stakeholders throughout the community to implement talent development initiatives including internships, apprenticeships, career-readiness training, and more.  “Internships and apprenticeships provide meaningful and quality learning opportunities to students and employers. There is a significant value for students to gain applied knowledge, as well as the opportunity
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  • August 26, 2020
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Alzheimer’s Association Adds New Topics in Sept. for Virtual Program Lineup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. August 26, 2020 – While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer’s and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 180,000 in North Carolina and their estimated 479,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter and the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter are continuing to offer free virtual education programs and online support groups to help all North Carolina caregivers and their families. Launched in May in response to the impact COVID-19 was having on those affected by dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association now offers a
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  • June 17, 2020
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Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Announce Exciting New Online Lifelong Learning Series

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 17, 2020) –Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) will premiere Old Salem Presents: Stories from the American South, a new, interactive, online series for adult lifelong learners, on July 7, 2020. The new series will feature members of our curatorial and research teams and colleagues sharing engaging and unexpected stories about early Southern people, places, and things. “We’re not just researchers, we’re storytellers,” said Gary Albert, Director of MESDA Research.  “Old Salem Presents is a chance to tell some of the more interesting and important stories we discover every day at
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  • May 22, 2020
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RIVERRUN ANNOUNCES 2020 JURY AWARD WINNERS

Jurors Convened Virtually to Decide This Year’s Award Recipients WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (May 22, 2020) – The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced its 2020 Jury Award Winners, which were held virtually this year in light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of the festival.  Eighteen jurors made up the main film juries and three jurors participated in the Pitch Fest competition. The jurors represented all aspects of the film industry and are leaders in their respective fields in film. “One of the first things we decided after we wrapped our heads around not having a festival this year was that we should
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  • May 7, 2020
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RIVERRUN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF VIRTUAL PITCH FEST

Six North Carolina Schools Participated in 2020 Competition WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (May 7, 2020) – The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced the winners of its 2020 Pitch Fest competition, which was held virtually this year in light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of the festival.  Pitch Fest invites student filmmakers, to pitch their ideas for new documentaries to a panel of expert judges in the hopes of being awarded a cash prize and recognition within the industry.  Six schools from North Carolina participated: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Elon University, High Point University, Wake Forest University, UNC Wilmington
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  • April 24, 2020
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Arts Council and Forsyth County Bringing Five Concerts to County Parks this Summer

Arts Council and Forsyth County Bringing Five Concerts to County Parks this Summer All events free and family friendly Winston-Salem, NC (April 23, 2020) —  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County has announced the lineup for the 2020  Summer Parks Concert Series with three  performances  at Tanglewood Park and two at Triad Park.   West End Mambo, the popular, high-energy classic salsa and Latin jazz band, will kick off the series Sunday, June 21, at Tanglewood.  All events and parking are free and family-friendly. This is the fifth season for the Parks Concert Series , which is a collaborative presentation
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  • April 24, 2020
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Youth Grantmakers in Action Award Grants to Youth-Led Projects

Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) announces 10 grants totaling $7,390 to support youth-led projects in Forsyth County. This year, the group once again granted more than ever before, thanks to the generous support of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, which invested $5,000 for a third year in YGA’s grantmaking program to support youth philanthropy in our community. Youth Grantmakers in Action announce the following grant awards: 2020 Grant Recipients CARE Club – $890 to host a spring literacy camp at Bolton Elementary School CARE Club – $450 to create a uniform closet at Bolton Elementary School Forsyth County Young Leaders Program – $200 to support
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  • April 24, 2020
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Black Philanthropy Initiative Announces Grants

                                                             Black Philanthropy Initiative Announces Grants for Remote Learning Access in Forsyth County  The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of The Winston-Salem Foundation offers annual grants that focus on Advancing Equity in Education in Forsyth County. Due to the unprecedented challenges being experienced in the community as a result of COVID-19, BPI will postpone its traditional spring grant cycle, instead making direct investments to local schools to address equity issues around remote student learning. BPI recognizes that technology and Internet access have become a heightened equity issue with the closing of schools and has made three grants totaling $20,000 to support local
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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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