Join us for a celebration of all things chocolate and things that go great with chocolate. Featuring a chocolate history demonstration by Mars Chocolate North America showcasing a colonial-style drinking chocolate, American Heritage Chocolate®. Guests will enjoy socializing and tastings from local food and beverage vendors celebrating “all things chocolate.” The event also features live music from local musicians and fun giveaways! Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase historic drinking chocolate to enjoy at home.
COST: $30 for Friends of Old Salem / $40 for non-members. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert stations, local beers, wine, spirits and live music.
Where Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, United States (map)
Come Join us for our 3rd Annual Chili 4 our Kids Cook-off! This year we will have 3 different winners for the BEST CHILI in the Triad!! This year we are having TEAMS. Any individual, restaurant or school in the Triad can sign up as a TEAM. It is $20 to register per team on-line, $25 the day of. Tasters and Judges who come to EAT will cost $5 only!!
1st Place wins $100 and a trophy
2nd place wins $50 and a trophy
3rd Place wins $25 and a Trophy
ALSO the TEAM who raises the MOST MONEY on-line and at the event will be awarded a plaque and winner of “Most Money Raised!”
It’s time to take that wintry leap and warm your heart for Special Olympics! Put on those crazy costumes and go let’s go Freezin’ for a Reason. The 2014 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics NC season is fast approaching. Below is a calendar of all the Polar Plunges that benefit SONC and the latest information. New events will be added as they are finalized, so keep checking back.
We dare you to join us! Come plunge at the annual Wet N Wild Polar Plunge hosted by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and benefitting the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. This is always a fun event with lots of plungers in crazy costumes. Get your friends together and come wash away the winter blues. Minimum donation is $50 ($10 for the under 8 year olds). Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. and the plunge will begin at 1 p.m. We dare you!
Thanks to all the brave individuals who will take the plunge!
Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” Bell’s most recent challenge is his appointment as the new Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the first person and first American to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. Read More
Joshua Bell performs the second movement of Brahms’ violin concerto in this televised 2009 concert by the Russian National Orchestra under the direction of Mikhail Pletnev.
This month’s The Loop-Kernersville Fundraiser will be in Honor of Brandon Ingram – a local 10 year old has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma since he was diagnosed on November 28, 2011. He relapsed on June 14, 2013 and is now on Hospice care in Winston-Salem.
The financial toll of cancer, the bills, and what costs are yet to come have hit hard. Our foundation Kids of Childhood Cancer has offered a “Brandon’s Warriors” Fundraiser Night at our monthly Loop Night on February 27th.
10% of all proceeds from all orders from anyone who comes will be donated to Brandon, on top of any donations to the foundation. 100% of OUR donations will help Brandon’s family as well.
Twin City Kiwanis Club Pancake Jamboree! Friday, February 21
Friday, February 21 marks the return of one of my favorite events in the community and one of the best places to get people together over food: the Twin City Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Jamboree! This annual event, which draws hundreds of people, will be held at downtown the Benton Convention Center from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
It’s a great experience for which people have queued up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The appeal of the Jamboree is that it’s one of the few times you might enjoy a down-home meal, family-style, among friends and co-workers-a rarity in the fast-paced world we live in today. The great thing is, you’ll probably run into people you might not have seen all winter and share a little time together. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Twin City Kiwanis Clubs community projects.
Thanks for all your prayers! I think we have finally found the magic medicine to control his pain! He’s finally getting some comfort and once we are sure this one is working he will be getting a pain pump that he can control himself. Please keep the prayers coming! I will update often here as things change. ~April
Brandon is being rushed to Brenners Children’s Hospital in severe pain. Please pray HARD!! ~April
The address for cards, etc. is:
1050 Country Trail Drive
Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Brandon relapsed on June 14, 2013 after being sick for weeks. At his 9 month checkup an xray discovered that the cancer had spread to his lungs and chest wall. The tumors were multiple and too extensive for surgery. He was given 6 months to 1 year at best then with only a 7% chance of a cure. After enduring more IV chemo treatments and radiation, his body had enough and it was beginning to cause more harm than good. He is currently receiving Hospice care at home and holistic nutritional therapy in hopes that he can get strong enough and we can find another treatment somewhere else soon. We have been fortunate until this year that insurance paid for his care, but 2014 is different, and all of the holistic therapy has to be paid for by us. A fundraising effort is underway that we hope can open up new avenues for treatment that we haven’t been able to even consider before!
Your prayers and support are appreciated! ~April
Where GTCC, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown, NC 27282 (map)
DescriptionCline Observatory on the GTCC campus is open for free telescopic views every Friday night (weather permitting), beginning at 7:00 p.m. For information, visit www.gtcc.edu/observatory or call 336-334-4822 ext 2620. There is no charge for public night viewing and the observatory is open to anyone wishing to attend. No reservations are necessary, and there are no limits on the number of attendees.
Second new moon of this month. Black Moon. Supermoon. January 30, 2014
According to the definition of supermoon coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, over 30 years ago and popularized only in the past few years the next supermoon comes today, January 30, 2014. It’s the second supermoon of this month, and it’s a new moon, not a full moon. The first new supermoon (super new moon?) of this month was January 1. According to Nolle’s definition, the year 2014 has a total of five supermoons. They are the two new moons of January, and the full moons of July, August and September. We’ve heard people call this second new moon a Black Moon, but that name doesn’t come from astronomy either. Like any supermoon, the January 30 supermoon will have an effect on Earth’s oceans. Expect large tides. We won’t have a single calendar month with two supermoons again until January 2018. Follow the links below to learn about the supermoons of 2014.