Finnegan’s Wake 2016 St. Patrick’s Day tented event cancelled.

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They had looked forward to the 10th anniversary celebration for some time. However, to operate within the new policies and procedures the North Carolina ABC Commission has set forth, but regrettably they could not accomplish that goal.
Finnegan’s Wake are no longer permitted to sell beer, wine or spirits inside the tented celebration space along Trade Street or in the parking lot. They will seek way to comply with the ABC’s new policies so that they can bring back your favorite (and the Triad’s largest) St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the future.
This year, on March 17th, Finnegan’s Wake will open the pub at 7:00 am with a traditional Irish breakfast. During lunch they will feature authentic tunes from the Bedlam Boys. Late night, from 10:00 pm – 1:00 am, Bana will perform Irish music you can dance to. All with no cover charge.
Come Join the Happiest 5K on the Planet – Saturday, March 19

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The Color Run will be bringing “The Color Run Tropicolor™ World Tour” to Winston-Salem on March 19. The 5K will begin at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Runners will start at 10 am, with waves leaving every few minutes until 10:45 am. With more than five million runners crossing its finish line since 2012,

The Color Run caters to all fitness types – from first time runners to professional athletes. Runners will be bathed in an array of colors and island scents as they pass through palm trees, arches, and island-style music.Tickets can be purchased at http://thecolorrun.com/locations/winston-salem. Various packages are available for adult runners, and children may be added when adult runner participation is purchased.

 

5th Annual Kids of Childhood Cancer Chili Cook-Off

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March 12 5th Annual Kids of Childhood Cancer Chili Cook-Off

When: Saturday, Mar 12, 2016
Where: Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, United States (map)
Description: Join us for the 5th Annual Kids of Childhood Cancer Chili Cook-Off. To enter your chili team, the cost is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. You can taste for $10 and vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Trophy awarded for People’s Choice and Plaque for the most money raised. Our celebrity judges will vote for the cash prizes to be awarded for 1st ($100) -2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) places.
Judging and tasting begins at 10 am and the fun will last until 1. winners will be announced at approximately 1:30. For more information go to www.smokinharley.com or www.chili4ourkids.org.
All proceeds to benefit Kids of childhood Cancer. Enter your team today.

The Color Run 5k Winston Salem

THE COLOR RUN 5K WINSTON-SALEM

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New this year is a limited edition participant kit, Tropicolor Zone™ on course, and an amped up finish festival featuring Rainbow Beach, music, dancing, photos, and more! For more info, visit the website.participant-kits

WHAT IS THE COLOR RUN™?

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the world. The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 300 events in 50+ countries in 2014.

Sign-up on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/events/523356407827647/

Color Run on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/thecolorrun/

Visit WInston-Salem Official Color Run Website @ http://thecolorrun.com/winston-salem/

Check-In Party

Where: Kohl’s 1010 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27103-1309

Questions? Please contact our customer service representatives by clicking here.

Charity Highlight

We love chucking paint and making people smile, but we also think it is important to give back. As a for profit company, we are excited we have the opportunity to partner with charities and help shine a light on their extraordinary work within society.

We are thrilled to be working with LAMB Foundation of NC.

The LAMB Foundation of NC is public 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity dedicated solely to assisting people who have intellectual disabilities within the state of North Carolina. For more information visit http://www.lambnc.org/

Please email us at charity@thecolorrun.com for additional information or for inquiries about working with us.

Winston-Salem dance team to perform at the Sugar Bowl – Winston-Salem Journal: Local News

A local dance team recently received an early Christmas present when the group was invited to perform at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 1.

Source: Winston-Salem dance team to perform at the Sugar Bowl – Winston-Salem Journal: Local News
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Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair Nov. 20-21 in High Point

wagonHIGH POINT, N.C. — The Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair will be held November 20-21 in High Point.

The 15th annual fair will be held in the old J.C. Penney location at Oak Hollow Mall, 921 Eastchester Dr. in High Point, on November 20 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The fair features 112 vendors, all who have been featured on one of FOX8’s “Roy’s Folks” segments. The crafts range from handmade yo-yo’s, rocking chairs, jewelry, pottery, fine art and more.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors. There is no charge for children under 12. All of the money raised from the entrance fee benefits FOX8 Gifts for Kids.

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What’s Happening in October

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October 17th 10AM – 3PM

Smokin’ Harley-Davidson
3441 Myer Lee Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Learn more about these agencies and the good they do for abandoned and mistreated pets in our communities. Some will have pets available for adoption.

We will also be doing a Bike Show that day! Entry fee is $10. The top 3 peoples choice will win a trophy and first place will also win $100!

For questions please feel free to call us at (877) 694-8804 and ask for Brother Bill. We hope to see you there!


Yadkin Wine Tour – Saturday, October 17yvwt-logo-large

You have been probably hearing that wine is getting to be big business in the Yadkin Valley. Vineyards are popping up around North Carolina. So much so, that there more than 100 wineries and vineyards in the state. But don’t just take it from me, take a look for yourself and experience the excitement of this new industry up close.

Yadkin Wine Tours, a wine tour company dedicated to offering “relax and learn” tours of the wineries in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, invites you to join them for a full-day tour, featuring transportation aboard a luxury motorcoach, wine tasting, lunch, and a short course on wine complete with great tips and some interesting history on North Carolina’s wine industry.

On Saturday, October 17, the tour company will be loading the bus up for a trip featuring “The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival Tour” Medaloni Vineyards, lunch at Old Stage Grill then on to the Grape Festival. Cost is $100. To find out more or make your reservations and inquiries call 336-793-4488. For more information visit http://www.yadkinwinetours.com.

The “Fall Colors Tour” vineyard bus tour is October 24 and November 7. The “Holiday Tour” is December 19. Visit the web site for more information http://www.yadkinwinetours.com


Sunset Flicks featuring Ghostbusters – Sunday, October 18

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Sunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park on Sundays in October. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October 18 features Ghostbusters

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks


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P.F. Chang China Bistro opens October 12 – P.F. Chang will open next Monday, October 12 at HanesTowne Village on Stratford Road. The long awaited Scottsdale, Arizona restaurant will now have two locations in the Triad. The other is in Greensboro. P.F. Chang will join PDQ, Hickory Tavern and Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. Along with Starbucks, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Fleet Feet Sports. LA Fitness, and Bank of North Carolina

The Famous Toastery opens next week. The Famous Toastery located at 770 Liberty View Court in the Arts District (The former District Bar and Grill) will have a soft opening this week and open for business the week of October 12. The restaurant is based in Lake Norman and is known for its breakfast and lunch that will feature fresh, made-from-scratch avocado omelets, lobster benedict, lobster rolls and salads. The owners plan to open for dinner at a later date.

Twin City Hive change name and moving – Coming Fall 2015 Twin City Hive located 301 Brookstown Ave will move down the hall and become Twin City Hive Coffee Lounge. More seating, private patio, conference room, lounge area and new food items. Same great coffee. Same great atmosphere.


32nd Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 24

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 32nd Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 24 in Uptown Lexington.

The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information, email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com


6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K – Saturday, October 31foodandbrew

The 6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at BB&T Ballpark and downtown on Saturday, October 31st beginning at 12 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costumes, but suiting up is not required, (just a lot of fun). Start and finish are located at BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times and best costumes…plus a festive bash following the race! So, find your race face and start running.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/boosbrews

SIgn-up Today visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/WinstonSalem/BoosandBrews5k

WBFJ Presents-Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes

Join us at the 2015 Dixie Classic Fair!

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Featured Artists
Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes
The concert will be held at the Grandstand,
October 7th, at 7:00pm!
Bring 5 cans or boxes of Lowes Foods brand & receive FREE admission on Wednesday only!
Admission to the fair also includes the concert!
You don’t want to miss this!

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WBFJ will once again be broadcasting LIVE from the Gazebo @ Dixie Classic Fair (Oct 2-11)
While you’re at the fair, don’t forget to…

Play Plinko @ the WBFJ Gazebo
Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs
Local Flavors @ the Clock Tower Stage
Friday, October 2
Minor Variation / Chi Rho – 3:00pm
Brad Ratledge Band – 5:00pm
Awestruck Worship – 7:00pm
John Lewis – 9:00pm

Tenth Avenue North / Sidewalk Prophets concert!!
Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:00pm (The concert is free with fair gate admission.)

Jim Cole @ the Clock Tower Stage
Friday, October 9 @ 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00

The Munchie Wagon – The official WBFJ food sponsor at the fair!

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Ticket prices this year are as follows:

  • Friday (10/2 &10/9), Saturday (10/3 &10/10) and Sunday (10/4 &10/11):
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $10
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $9
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Early Bird Special Admission (Any Gate – Weekdays only): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $4

Dixie Classic Fair Website: https://www.dcfair.com

WBFJ Website: http://www.wbfj.fm

Ray Publishing Website: http://raypublishing.org

P.F. Chang’s to open on October 12th in Winston-Salem

pf-changs-750xx1198-675-0-78P.F. Chang’s announced Monday that it will open its restaurant in Winston-Salem on Oct. 12 at HanesTowne Village in Winston-Salem.

The Asian-themed eatery will be located in a building in front of the just-opened Walmart Neighborhood Market, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

HanesTowne is being developed by Dobson-based Crown Cos. on 35 acres along South Stratford Road — the former site of a Hanesbrands plant.

The company said in an email statement that it is currently hiring and training employees for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro under construction in HanesTowne Village, off Stratford Road.

To apply for a position, go to http://jobs.pfchangs.com/. Select North Carolina at the bottom of the page, then select the Winston-Salem location. The website will have a list of jobs available, including bus-boys and runner, cook and chef, dishwasher, host/hostess and server.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is an upscale Asian-inspired restaurant with locations throughout the country. Its offerings include a combination of such traditional Asian classics as Mongolian Beef, Chang’s Spicy Chicken, and Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps mixed with small plates, dim sum and sushi.

Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy

Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy

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Barbara Eden and Clint Howard will make guest appearances at the 26th annual Mayberry Days festival, Sept. 24-27 in Andy Griffith’s hometown.

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Barbara Eden’s episode as Ellen Brown the visiting manicurist is among the most memorable and popular of all time.

Barbara Eden will be attending Mayberry Days, September 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday) in Mount Airy, NC! Mayberry Days is a festival that celebrates The Andy Griffith Show with activities and events for the whole family!! Barbara appeared on The Andy Griffith Show on the episode “The Manicurist” as Ellen Brown. Unfortunately, she won’t have time for manicures this time around, but she’s really excited to be returning to such a friendly town!

Barbara will be signing autographs both days inside the Andy Griffith Playhouse, and hopes to see all of you there! She will also be taking photos with fans at her autograph table. There is a fee for autographs and posed photos with Ms. Eden. There will also be Barbara Eden merchandise for sale at the table as well.

NOTE #1: BarbaraEden.net Presale for autographs and merchandise is on now and runs through Wednesday, September 23. You do NOT need to purchase an item from the presale to be admitted to Ms. Eden’s line and, of course, can purchase items at the show. The presale is just so you can guarantee you get the items you’d like (as they will be set aside for you) and so you don’t have to worry about carrying a lot of cash on you that day as at the event only cash will be accepted. Here is the link to presale: https://barbaraeden.net/19-mayberry-days

NOTE #2: There is no ticket needed to get in Ms. Eden’s autograph line.

NOTE #3: Photos with Ms. Eden are only for sale at the event. There is no presale for them. If all you want is the photo with then it is $25. If you are getting another item, such an autograph, then it would be $20 for the photo + cost of the autograph. You must bring your own camera for the photo to be taken on. A Team Eden member can take the photo of Ms. Eden and you together for you if you don’t have anyone to take the photo. No selfies.

Eden starred in the hugely popular “I Dream of Jeannie” TV comedy which originally aired from 1965-1970. Clint Howard is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard.

Both actors are visiting Mount Airy for the first time. Eden played the role of Mayberry’s first manicurist in a well-known episode, while Howard appeared in several episodes as Leon, a cowboy-hat wearing youngster who always had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his pocket.

“Barbara’s episode is among the most memorable and popular of all time. We’ve gotten a bunch of calls from fans,” said festival organizer Tanya Jones of the Surry Arts Council. “Clint is Ron Howard’s brother and was in several episodes, as well as many of his brother’s movies.”

The multi-day festival, which draws tens of thousands from across the U.S., pays tribute to Mount Airy’s role as inspiration for the idyllic town of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.

Joining Eden and Howard this year is Bruce Bilson, assistant director of The Andy Griffith Show. Bilson also directed Eden in the movie Chattanooga Choo Choo. He will talk about that movie before a screening at the Earle Theatre, and will also appear at Professor Brower’s lecture about The Andy Griffith Show and share his memories of working with Griffith, Ron, Howard, Don Knotts and all the wonderful people associated with the classic sitcom.

Hometown sweetheart Betty Lynn, who played Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou, will make several appearances, along with Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling); Morgan Brittany (Opie’s girlfriend Mary Alice Carter); Ronnie Schell (two different characters); George Lindsey Jr. (son of George “Goober” Lindsey), and several other actors from the show. Rodney Dillard, one of the Darling Boys, will play a bluegrass concert, and Karen Knotts will perform “Tied Up in Knotts,” a one-person stage show she wrote in tribute to her late father.

Other activities include a golf tournament, Colonel Tim’s Talent Time, trivia contests, a barbecue cook-off, and the Mayberry Days Parade. Fans also enjoy meeting tribute artists like Mayberry Deputy David Browning, and attending the annual meeting of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

“Mayberry Days has grown in popularity every year. We feel it’s because the show is timeless and people are searching for a simpler, more wholesome time,” Jones said.

Other celebrities scheduled to attend include:

  • Betty Lynn
  • Clint Howard
  • Maggie Peterson
  • Rodney Dillard
  • Elizabeth MacRae
  • Ronnie Schell
  • Morgan Brittany
  • Ronnie Dapo
  • Margaret Kerry
  • George Spence
  • Bruce Bilson
  • Karen Knotts
  • George Lindsey, Jr

Mayberry Days on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayberrydaysfestival

Barbara Eden Event on Facebook: Meet Barbara Eden at Mayberry Days!

Mayberry Days is comprised of free and ticketed events spread over four days. For a complete schedule and details, call (336) 786-7998, or go to: www.mayberrydays.com.