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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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  • 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