Smitty Notes for September

smittysnotesSeptember is here. So is a bevy of festivals and conferences for the fall months. Some have been around for a while,but a few are new tothe scene. There is plenty to do before the holidays hit-and lots of news and changes around the Camel City to note. So, let’s get to the business at hand. . .

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

WED OCT 8 IN THE GRANDSTAND AT 7:30PM

FEATURING: COLTON DIXON & JAMIE GRACE

The concert is FREE with Gate Admission to the Fair…
Wed Oct 8 is Lowes Foods Day @ the fair – 5 cans/boxes of Lowes Foods house brand gets free admission. Proceeds go to Crisis Control Ministry.

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For more information go to www.wbfj.fm

Upcoming Wine Events in Triad

NC Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park
Saturday, May 24, 2014
From Noon to 6:30 pm at Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC

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Join us for the 14th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park, May 24th! Gates open and tastings begin at noon and last until 6:30 pm. Enjoy tasting from over 25 North Carolina Wineries! Once your glass is filled  groove to the music from live bands, grab a bite from our food vendors and enjoy browsing the exhibitor’s tents for treasures.

The festival is more than just a wine tasting day; it has become an exceptional Carolina summertime gathering that highlights the expanding wine industry in the Piedmont and the recognition of North Carolina by wine lovers across the state and across the country. More than 25 wineries throughout the state will be involved in this year’s festival. Advance ticket prices are $20 at area Harris Teeter stores, online through PayPal or $30 at the gate the day of the event. Parking is free.

Wines will be available for both free tastings (included with ticket ) and may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case from each of the participating North Carolina wineries. Arts and craft vendors will on hand to add to the fun. This year’s entertainment acts include Back Porch Orchestra, Ken Knox and Co. and The Plaids.

For more information go to http://www.ncwinefestival.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NCWineFestival

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Downtown Winston-Salem: Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration presented by BB&T

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Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration presented by BB&T, uncorks in the streets of Downtown Winston-Salem, with over 30 North Carolina wineries offering tastings and purchase of their harvest. Voted a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, this event offers a total experience that highlights the fast-growing North Carolina wine industry in a fun and festive setting.

Enjoy delicious food selections, musical entertainment and the popular “North Carolina Food & Wine University,” an interactive and fun educational area that features food and wine demonstrations throughout the day by local chefs and regional winemakers.

Tickets for the festival may be purchased online at www.salutencwine.com

 

Join us for the 14th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park, May 24th! Gates open and tastings begin at noon and last until 6:30 pm. Enjoy tasting from over 25 North Carolina Wineries! Once your glass is filled  groove to the music from live bands, grab a bite from our food vendors and enjoy browsing the exhibitor’s tents for treasures.North Carolina Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park, May 24th! Gates open and tastings begin at noon and last until 6:30 pm. Enjoy tasting from over 25 North Carolina Wineries! Once your glass is filled  groove to the music from live bands, grab a bite from our food vendors and enjoy browsing the exhibitor’s tents for treasures.

Relay For Life of Winston Salem May 9-10, 2014

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Relay For Life of Winston-Salem May 9-10, 2014 6:00 PM-7:00 AM
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

For more information:
Contact David Frye – Event Chairman at dfrye@dhgriffin.com

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CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

Walgreens will host a Corn Hole Tournament during Relay for life. This will be a bracket style tournament. Entry to tournament is $20 per team(Cash only)—all proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
Sign-up until 9pm on the day of the event. Payment due on day of event.

Sign-up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/241504816053225

Official website at www.RelayForLife.org/winstonsalemnc

Ride for Relay website at www.rideforrelayws.blogspot.com

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6:00 PM Relay for life begins
9:00 PM Registration closes for tournament
9:30 PM Corn hole tournament begins

****GRAND PRIZE*****

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6:00 PM

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Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas CreekParkway, Winston-Salem

  • Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

Sign up by finding an event in your area »

What Makes a Relay Event Special?

Many moments create the unique Relay experience. Event details vary by location, but all events have key moments in common:

 

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Survivors Lap

During the Survivors Lap, all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by the other participants who line the track. Relay For Life events also recognize and celebrate caregivers, who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers facing cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony

The Luminaria Ceremony takes place after dark, so we can remember people we have lost to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit inside of personalized bags and are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes to those who’ve been affected by cancer. Learn More »

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Fight Back Ceremony

This emotionally powerful ceremony inspires Relay participants to take action. The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment each of us can make in the fight against cancer. The action taken represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.

History of Relay For Life

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In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.

 

Triad Buying Co-op Open House

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Come meet us tomorrow! Get to know the Triad’s Food Buying Co-op. 

The Triad Buying Co-op is a member-owned and operated food buying co-operative offering an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. We are committed to supporting our local communities, farms and businesses by practicing and encouraging sustainable practices.

Located in West Salem Square near Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, we distribute produce, dairy and bread every Tuesday and offer the complete line of products once every four weeks.

Open house

We are hosting three open houses in the coming weeks. Please stop by to meet with members and ask questions, see the ordering process in person, and tour the facility on any of these days:

  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2-6 pm
  • Tuesday, May 6th, 3-7 pm
  • Saturday, May 10th, 2-6 pm

Becoming a member is easy!

  1. apply online
  2. take a tour
    • ask all of your questions
    • see how it works
  3. begin ordering

Working and non-working memberships are available; work shifts are 3-4 hours per month.

Triad Buying Co-op, 1001 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 

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Find Us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/TBCoop

Visit our Official Website @ www.tbcoop.org

Heaven is for Real the Movie

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Looking for a great movie to watch over the Easter Holy Days? Then you may want to see Heaven is for Real the Movie. Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talks about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. Colton went on to describe the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “really big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.

Told by the Colton’s father often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is that heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and to be ready … there is a coming last battle. ~Ray Publishing Reviewsynopsis

The Burpos are the perfect picture of a small-town Americana family: mom and dad, daughter and son. Young Colton and his dad are inseparable until an illness lands Colton in the hospital. Fearing they will lose their son, the parents cry out to God to spare him.

While Colton’s amazing recovery should lead his family back to normalcy, they quickly discover nothing will ever be the same again. With childlike innocence, Colton begins talking about having visited Heaven and his incredible experiences there … including meeting family members he never knew about.

Based on the beloved book, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells one family’s story about Heaven and the impact it has on their community … and the world.

ABOUT THE BURPOS

Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska (Population: 2,122), where his sermons are broadcast every Sunday via the local radio station. In emergencies, Todd can be found working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter. He is also the chaplain for the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Todd graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 1991 summa cum laude with a BA in Theology. He was ordained in 1994.

Todd and his wife Sonja,who is a children’s minister, busy pastor’s wife, mom, and office manager at a local realtor, are the parents of Colton, now an active teenager; Cassie, his older sister; and Colby, his younger brother. Learn more about the Burpo family and their Heaven Is For Real Ministries at HeavenLive.org.

ENDORSEMENTS

“What better way for us to celebrate the Easter season! We’re going to tell everyone we know: Go see this movie! Regardless of your religious beliefs, you’ll be deeply inspired.”
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, Producers, SON OF GOD

“One of my favorite books has been made into a movie and I can’t wait to take my family. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is coming out the week of Easter. I look so forward to sharing this story with everyone I love. The book and movie is all about hope, strength, and faith.”
Delilah, Radio Host

“A perfect family movie.”
Kathie Lee Gifford, Television Host

“I read Todd Burpo’s book, Heaven is for Real. It BLESSED me and brought the joy of hope alive to how bright our future in Jesus really is. The movie did a sweet job of bringing that same TRUTH to light that HEAVEN IS REAL!”
Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Copeland Ministries

See HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is now playing in theaters.

Visit the official movie website: http://heavenisforrealmovieresources.com/

Easter Eggstravaganza

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We invite you to join us. My name is Ellen Gentle, I am the new Children’s Director at Mt. Carmel UMC. We are having our annual Easter Egg Hunt-April 12, 2:30-4:00pm! Hope you can join us!

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church 4265 Ebert Road. Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Pastor – Chuck Halipilias e-mail PastorChuck@mtcarmelumc.org

Children’s Director – Ellen Gentle e-mail ellengentle@mtcarmelumc.org

Church:1-336-788-4183
Fax:1-336-788-7872

Parsonage (336) 785-0040

Church E-mail mtcarmelum@aol.com

Website: www.mtcarmelumc.org