Come and find out why they call it “THE MADHOUSE”

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NASCAR’s First and Longest Running Weekly Track – and Still the Most Exciting of Them All!

Located conveniently in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, Bowman Gray Stadium is the definition of excellence in short track racing. Each and every Saturday night in spring and summer, thousands and thousands of fans pack the stands to see the most exciting racing action found anywhere.

The 9th Annual Smitty’s Notes Best of Winston-Salem Contest

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It’s your turn to vote on your Winston-Salem favorites in the 9th Annual Smitty’s Notes “Best of Winston-Salem” contest. Our neighbors to the east have their favorites – now it’s time to show off ours this year.

Smitty’s Notes has decided to take a stab again at naming some of the “bests” in our fair city. As a Winston-Salem centric e-newsletter with over 15,000 subscribers, we’re asking YOU to tell us your favorite place to eat, play, and hang out. And maybe the results will lead you to check out some new things you haven’t tried based on recommendations from fellow Smittyheads. I know from last year results, it made me do a little exploring.

So, here’s the deal.

– Take time. Fill out the survey (Trust me. This could have been longer). Comments supporting your choices are encouraged.

– You may go back and work or change your choices anytime BEFORE you submit your answers.

– New categories have been added and some removed reflecting our changing community interest.

– The contest will run until midnight June 30, 2015. Results will be announced after July 6, 2015 in the Smitty’s Notes e-newsletter and on SmittysNotes.com which will also feature a special section on all the good things you recommended.

Submissions may be anonymous; however, if you wish to share your contact information, Smitty’s Notes will randomly select one person to receive a $50 Visa gift card

I’ve learned you folks need a little incentive!

I need your help to get a good sampling. Forward this e-mail to all your friends, colleagues and crew. Bombard your address book. However, sitting at a computer repeatedly submitting to category (ballot stuffing) is strongly NOT encouraged.

“Best of Winston-Salem” Contest Link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7CCQYL

I look forward to reading and sharing your choices. Each year’s results are entertaining. The comments always give me a good chuckle ;-) Thanks for your interest and support!

So, what is Winston-Salem’s Best…

Spread the word!

Website: http://www.smittysnotes.com/

What’s Happening? Fun filled weekend!

Winston-Salem Dash vs Salem Red Sox

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Dash welcome division rival Salem Red Sox in three-game series
BB&T Ballpark Planner – May 15-17.

The Winston-Salem Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark, and all fans in attendance will enjoy the best family-friendly entertainment in the Triad!

Tickets range from $8 to $16, and you can purchase tickets at http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t580

For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com


29th Annual Carolina Blues Festivalpblues

Join us May 16, 2015 for the 29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly! We’ll have a great lineup including headliner, Shemekia Copeland! Meet us at Barber Park for a great line up of International, Regional, and local blues musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1576989782542397/


 Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015

hoh_flyer-web-bannerMilitary Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. Carolina Field of Honor, Triad Park, 9652 E. Mountain St. Kernersville. Activities will include a full military display, memorial site guides, live music, race car displays. Services for Veterans that will be available to include health care, resume writing and education classes. VA Administration representatives will be there. Free and open to the public.

https://raypublishing.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/military-appreciation-day-saturday-may-16-2015/


Greek Festival May 15,16,17greekfestival2015

A weekend packed with food, fun, and dancing! Too many choices for just one day, so come out for all 3! Activities for children, as well as shopping, church tours, cooking classes, and more!

Greek Orthodox Church
435 Keating Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104

http://www.wsgoc.org/greek-festival/


2015 Triad Dog Games – May 16 & 17 at Tanglewood Park

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A fundraising event benefiting The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

Non-competitive Activities:

Bands: Each day a live band will play in the concert shell from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blankets/chairs welcome.
Demos: There will be sport-dog demonstrations throughout the weekend including flyball, agility and free-style disc dog.
Kids Zone: a variety of craft activities are available for a nominal suggested donation. We also have the Parties 2Dye4 Bus! Tie-dye our Triad Dog Games’ event tee shirt (fee).
Shop!: Please support our vendors who have donated to The Sergei Foundation to be at our event. Buy baked dog-goodies, hand-made pet tags, other pet-gear and also learn about the other businesses who provide services to the community and who will have giveaways and fun-activities throughout the day.
Walking Trails: No official walk/run is planned, but you are free to enjoy the many trails that Tanglewood Park has to offer. We will have trail maps at our Information tent and you can also access them here.

Competitive Events (Yes, beginners welcome!)
Below are the competitive events. Click on any section to find out more about dates/times and competition registration. Each competition will generally have awards/medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and some product prizes. See individual event pages for prize details.

http://www.triaddoggames.com/


Relay For Life of Greensboro Friday, May 15, 2015

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Event Time: 6:00PM
Location: Western Guilford High School
Contact Us: Kelly Hurley | kelly.hurley@cancer.org | 336-479-3608


 WBFJ Calendar Events

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http://www.wbfj.fm/calendar/


Smokin’ Harley-Davidson’s 6th Anniversary Celebration

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May 16th 2015 9am – 2pm

– Win a 2015 Heritage Softail Classic –
Register at the dealership or listen to Rock 92 to qualify

Stop by Smokin’ beginning at 9am on May 16th and register to be a last minute qualifier

– Vendors – Food – Prizes – Live Music –

Call 336-722-3106 with any questions

http://www.smokinharley.com/blog/2015/may/3/smokin-harleydavidsons-6th-anniversary-celebration.htm


 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

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American Children’s Home 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show May 16th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration 8:00 am – Noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40.00. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ and food. Silent Auction from 9:00-1:00 pm features NASCAR memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Activities for kids including pie eating contest, face painting, sno cones, popcorn and Southmont VFD Smokehouse. Top 25 plus Specialty Awards sponsored and provided by O’Reilly Auto Parts presented at 3:00 pm.

All proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call ACH their “HOME”. American Children’s Home mission is to provide nurturing care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

If you are unable to attend the show and would like to make a donation to help the children, mail your check to…American Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288.

Email: cburris@ach-nc.org

For more information:

Phone: 336-357-7126

Website: http://www.ach-nc.org

email: cburris@ach-nc.org

Price: Free


Over the Edge

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Alter White was your average high school teacher…until desperation drove him over the edge and made him “Bad.” In this concert, we explore composers who followed a similar path, highlighting pieces that strayed from the mainstream and stirred up public controversy and outrage.

Jinjoo Cho Winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition

Debussy
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Sibelius
Violin Concerto
International Violin Competition
of Indianapolis Winner

Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

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Price: $41 – $53


 

Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons over the weekend

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Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons this weekend

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

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CLEMMONS, N.C. — At the Triad Dog Games, you can watch dogs literally jump through hoops and dive into tanks of water as they compete in a variety of events.

The Triad Dog Games are this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.

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THE TRIAD’S BEST 2015

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Let’s get one thing out of the way before you devour the Yes! Weekly 2015 Best Of the Triad issue: We wouldn’t be able to honor the stellar people, growing businesses, exceptional services and elegant bathrooms without your help. The Triad is exploding with creativity and innovation, and honoring these leaders would not be possible without the support from all of you, the readers of Yes! Weekly.

Tallying up the votes, connecting with business owners, engaging with readers… this is all part of what makes us jubilant when compiling the data that allows us to build this issue. We can’t thank you enough for participating, and we certainly can’t thank you enough for investing your time, money, and energy into the most exciting locations in North Carolina.

Hopefully you’re sitting with a cocktail made by the Triad’s best bartender, or eating a meal prepared at one of the area’s best restaurants, or twirling your hair that was recently styled at the best salon, but either way, we are appreciative that you’re spending your time learning about all the things that make Triad the best place to live. Cheers to the winners and the runners-up, and a special toast to the businesses who did not make the list, but who also keep the vibrant energy palpable.

See the list of the winners at Yes! Weekly website: http://yesweekly.com/article-19770-the-triads-best-2015.html

His Laboring Few Biker Ministry Bike Ride & Car Show

His Laboring Few Biker Ministry Bike Ride & Car Show

June 27, 2015 King Christian Center 995 Brown Road King, NChislaboringfew

For more information

Website- www.hlfm.org

Facebook- www.facebook.com/pages/His-Laboring-Few-Ministries/326265757475

Jack Fowler- Phone: 336-985-8111

Jack Fowler email: jackfowler8228@yahoo.com

Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015

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9652 E. Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284 – FOR MORE INFO: (336)430-8414

Military Appreciation Day-http://www.healourheroes.org/

Hosted by Brad Jones

Hosted by Brad Jones

Upcoming Event

Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. Carolina Field of Honor, Triad Park, 9652 E. Mountain St. Kernersville. Activities will include a full military display, memorial site guides, live music, race car displays. Services for Veterans that will be available to include health care, resume writing and education classes. VA Administration representatives will be there. Free and open to the public.

  • Memorial Site Guides
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  • Full Military Displays
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  • Live Continuous Music

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  • Kids Olympics
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  • Kids Inflatables
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  • Good Food
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About

We seek to achieve our vision by serving, supporting and strengthening military warriors, families, leaders, chaplains and caregivers, and wounded warriors through offering training, services and resources which promote resiliency and relational health throughout the deployment cycle. These services include retreats, counseling professionals and print and media resources.

Heal Our Heroes Creed: We served our country together, therefore we can help heal each other.

Heal Our Heroes Mission: In an outdoor setting, we facilitate healing for our military through hunting, clay target shooting, hiking, fishing, small lake boating, campfires and group discussions. In this environment we seek our Creator, and look to chaplains and mentors to provide emotional and mental healing, renewal, rebuilding of relationships and renewed purpose to those we serve.

Heal Our Heroes seeks to build long lasting relationships with those we serve. Our veteran, mentor support groups see the individual and not the disability; seeking opportunities to open dialogue, share experiences and offer hope.

Heal Our Heroes will provide other printed resources “Combat Trauma Healing Manual” as well as network with other service providers to assist in more complex issues of  Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).

Heal Our Heroes when possible will provide these opportunities free of charge through available scholarships.

Heal Our Heroes will sponsor a few campaigns to get the local communities involved and to raise money for scholarships. We are sponsoring the 1st Annual High Point Military Appreciation Day September 13th at Festival Park.

Heal Our Heroes is organized exclusively for charitable purposes.

Heal Our Heroes  is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3).

Get Revived Youth Festival 2015

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Featuring: Building 429, RAPTURE RUCKUS Kerrie Roberts Awestruck and a message from RemedyLive

Davidson County Fairgrounds Lexington, North Carolina 27295, Sunday at 4:00–8:00

Purchase tickets at Sweet Frog in SweetFrog Thomasville, NC Kids Business Of Lexington or Beck’s Reformed Church or online at http://www.get-revived.com/

Tickets are $10 ahead or $12 at the gate. Lawn Seating. VIP Passes available on the website.

To purchase tickets, visit the website http://www.get-revived.com/
Order by Friday May 1 to get the $10 price. After Friday they go up to $12.

Sign-up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/955448757829468/

What is Revived?

In a time when society is trying to convince our youth that life is all about self; self-indulgence, self-centeredness, self-reliance, our desire is to help the youth see that’s its really about surrendering self and relying on Jesus.

In Psalm 119:50 we read “Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” We desire to see our youth find comfort in God’s promises.  To renew, recharge, rejuvenate, and rekindle their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Invite your friends, family, and youth groups to join us for our seventh year of providing this awesome opportunity to reconnect with God through praise, worship, and service.
With all the negative influences our youth face on a daily basis, we feel it is very important to offer our youth as many opportunities as possible to:

  • Grow stronger in their faith
  • Meet and fellowship with other young Christians
  • Hear strong sermons and messages that relate to them
  • Hear testimonials from their peers so they realize that sharing their story can be “cool”
  • Realize that Christian music can be modern, fun, and relevant to them

Freedom Memorial Wall Celebration

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http://www.smokinharley.com/freedom-memorial-wall.htm

2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

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Held annually each spring, the RiverRun International Film Festival screens a wide variety of feature-length and short films from all genres, and also presents a broad range of special events, including high-profile regional premieres of significant films, celebrity tributes, family matinees and classic retrospectives as well as a mixture of panel discussions and parties. In 2015, the Festival will present 165 films from 35 countries in 11 days, bringing filmmakers and other industry professionals to Winston-Salem from around the world.

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For film lovers in North Carolina the 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival is hard, if not impossible to beat.

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The eleven-day festival kicks off on Thursday April 16th in Winston-Salem with screenings of the French Surrealist film Reality, and a documentary on urban fashion called Fresh Dressed.

Over the ensuing days 165 films will be shown – that’s 74 features & 91 shorts, from a sampling of 35 countries. There will also be parties, panels,and Free Saturday morning cartoons for the entire family.

RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers stopped by WFDD to talk about this year’s Spotlight on Black American Cinema.

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.

Tickets

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http://riverrunfilm.com/buy-tickets/

All regular Festival screenings are $12 for adults and $10 for students (students must purchase tickets in person and present a valid student ID to receive discounted price).  We also have special matinee prices Monday – Friday before 5:00pm for $6.

Box office information

From April 16-26, tickets for all films and events may be purchased at the main Festival box offices.  We recommend you buy tickets in advance as many screenings will sell out.  However, you may still purchase day-of tickets, if there are any available.  If there is more than one hour before the start time of a screening you can purchase your tickets at either of the main festival box offices but if there is less than one hour before the start time of the screening you must purchase tickets directly at the venue where the screening is taking place.

Pre-Festival Box Office:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945
M-F 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 3:00 – 6:00pm (phone sales only)

April 16 – 26 Box Offices:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945

Saturdays and Sunday, April 18, 19 and 25, the Stevens Center Box Office will be open for phone and walk up sales from 10:00am – 6:00pm.  During the week of April 20-24, Monday through Friday, the Stevens Center Box Office hours will be 11:00am – 6:00pm.  Sunday, April 26, the Box Office will be open 11:00am – 2:00pm.  By 2:00pm on the 26th,  all remaining tickets will have been delivered to each venue for the remaining screenings.

ACE Cinematheque Complex – UNCSA
1533 Main Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

a/perture cinema
311 W. Fourth St.
Patrons must go to RiverRun’s box office located in the lobby of the Chatham Building. Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

SECCA
750 Marguerite Drive
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Online ticket sales

To purchase tickets online, simply navigate to the page for the individual film you wish to attend and click on the “buy tickets” link next to a selected screening.

Official Website – www.riverrunfilm.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/riverrunfilm