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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


  • 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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