5th Annual Path of Hope Ride for Recovery

Path of Hope’s Fifth Annual Ride for Recovery

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Path of Hope is holding their Fifth Annual Motorcycle Ride for Recovery. Please join us on Saturday, August 5, 2017, for food, fellowship, and motorcycles! We will meet at Path of Hope and make a round trip ride to Dan Nicholas Park. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided for participants. The first 150 registrants also receive a FREE Path of Hope ride t-shirt.

Registration 8:30 am. Kick Stands Up 10:30 am

Directions to Path of Hope, Inc. 1675 E. Center Street Ext. Lexington, NC 27292

Our Mission is to meet the needs of all people suffering from the disease of alcoholism and other drug addiction by providing a safe secure environment focused on recovery.

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Center
1-336-248-8914 CALL US TODAY!!

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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

5th Annual Benefit Ride for Emily’s Kids

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5th ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE 2015

Sunday, September 20th (Rain Date 27th)
Ride begins and ends Ted’s Famous Chicken
4695 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Registration: 11:00AM-12:15PM
$15 PER BIKE SINGLE; $20 PER BIKE DOUBLE
Kickstands up-12:30PM
Return to Ted’s-5:00PM
Music Provided by TCU (5:00p-8:00p) www.tcuband.com
www.facebook.com/tculive
Auction-50/50 drawing-raffles

September is Pediatric Cancer awareness month.
More than a month it’s a life.

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Named after a Bob Dylan lyric, TCU is a North Carolina based rock-and-roll quartet with songs spanning four decades, countless genres, and numerous bottles of Jack, Jim and Jameson.  TCU has quickly become the Southeast’s premiere party band performing weddings, corporate events, parties, clubs and venues throughout  North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

All proceeds go to EMILY’S KIDS FOUNDATION, a 501c3 dedicated to supporting North Carolina Families dealing with Pediatric Cancer. The foundation helps provide financial relief to families for unplanned daily expenses that accumulate during treatment such as parking, food, gas and other unexpected costs.
For questions/more info about the event, call Jacque (336) 650-0290 or (336) 682-9248.To find out more about Emily’s Kids, visit www.emilyskidsfoundation.org

For pictures from last years event click here

2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

RiverRunApril 16-26, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC

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

 

National Pancake Day is TODAY!

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HAPPY NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY! Stop into your local IHOP today from 7AM to 10PM to celebrate with a free short stack (3 Original Buttermilk Pancakes).

Be sure to provide a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities while you’re with us.

At participating restaurants. One per guest. Dine in only. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1f6mDfZ

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And while you’re with us, give back by providing a donation to @Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.
At participating restaurants. One per guest. Dine in only. ‪#‎wbfj‬‪ #‎mtcarmelumcofws‬ ‪#‎raypublishing‬ ‪#‎NATLPancakeDay‬ #iHOP

Find iHOP on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/IHOP

RESTAURANT WEEK: Feb. 15 – 21, 2015

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Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership has announced their inaugural Restaurant Week 2015 will start on Sunday February 15 and end on Saturday February 21. Restaurant Week 2015 will feature a prix fixe menu for $20 and/or $30 from around 20 downtown restaurants.  “Downtown dining offers something for everyone” said Jason Thiel, President, DWSP, “and there is no better way to experience all the variety downtown dining has to offer.”

“Restaurant week is a way to showcase downtown Winston-Salem and how the food scene here is up-and-coming. For chefs, the opportunity to create something unique using fresh and local products is a challenge and a way to highlight their abilities and the resources for restaurants that exist right here in town,” according to Will Kingery, owner of King’s Crab Shack and Willow’s Bistro.

Greg Richardson, owner at Hutch and Harris, stated, “We are very excited to be part of this. The Big Eat has been very successful and this looks to be another exciting chance to bring folks downtown.”

Participating restaurants include:

6th & Vine, Augustine’s Bistro, Bayberry Bistro, Bernardin’s, Bib’s Downtown, Black Mountain Chocolate, Camino Bakery, Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant, District Rooftop Bar & Grille, Downtown Thai & sushi, Foothill’s Brewing, Graze, Hutch & Harris, Jeffrey Adams on fourth, Kabobs on Fourth, King’s Crab Shack & Oyster Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Meridian, Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe’, Mozelle’s, Mission Pizza, Old Fourth Street Filling Station, Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, Twin City Hive, Wen Hwa Asion Fusion Cuisine, West End Coffee House, and Willow’s Bistro.

You can learn more about this event and more of the amazing dining, shopping, and entertainment offerings downtown from the DWSP HERE.

Dinner Only
Please check with restaurant for Hours of Operation*
Restaurants may not be open on specific days and at specific hours

If you are unable to keep your reservation for any reason, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND CANCEL as soon as possible to give other diners and the restaurant the opportunity to fill those seats!

Participating Restaurants and Specials are subject to change at any time.

PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN ESTABLISHMENTS: Go to http://www.dwsp.org/restaurantweek/restaurant-week.htm

White Christmas December 10-22.

SORRY SOLD OUT!!! Updated December 11…

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“White Christmas” based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen follows WWII Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis on their post-war song and dance tour, and their eventual hot pursuit of a beautiful singing sisters duo. Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance actor Mary Isom plays the younger sister Judy Hanes. She’s joined by David Joy who plays Captain Bob Wallace. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7 pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 7 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8 pm

For ticket information go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/875827

17th Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run

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17th Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run. A fully escorted ride from Greensboro Harley-Davidson to Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem in an effort to collect toys and raise additional funds for the Children’s Hospital. Not only does it help benefit the children during Christmas time, but all throughout the year.

This Toy Run continuously furnishes the play rooms, allows children to take toys to play with in their rooms, and to take toys home with them. “It’s not just Christmas, it’s all year long.” says Beth Smith, Child Life Specialist at Brenner Children’s Hospital. She explains that it’s not Christmas until the motorcycles arrive at the Hospital!

Pictures from last years event

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Registration at Greensboro Harley-Davidson 11am-12:30pm Cost: $10 Donation or a new unwrapped toy. Ride leaves at 1:30pm for hospital. We are looking for Corporate Sponsorships. Please contact Costen Warner at events@hdofgreensboro.com for sponsorship information.

Registration starts at 11am. Painted Plate will serve breakfast from 11am-12:30pm. The Toys will be loaded onto the truck at 12:00pm and the ride will leave promptly at 12:30pm. We ask that everyone bring an unwrapped toy or $10 donation. T-shirts will also be available for sale and ALL the proceeds will go directly to Brenner Children’s Hospital. The ride will be escorted by Guilford County Sheriff’s from the dealership to Brenner Children’s Hospital. We would like to thank you in advance for making the meaningful event a success!

When: December 13th 11:00
Where: Greensboro Harley-Davidson
Destination: Brenner Children’s Hospital

Sign-up for the Event @ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/

For more information visit: http://www.hdofgreensboro.com

We would like to thank the sponsors for helping us give the children of Brenner Children’s Hospital a reason to smile! ~ Greensboro Harley-Davidson

15th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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When: Sept. 27, 2014
Where: BB&T Ball Park in Winston-Salem, NC
Time: The event starts at 8 a.m.

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Come join us for the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen Northwest NC Race for the Cure® at our new location and date! The Susan G. Komen Northwest NC Race for the Cure® will be held in Downtown Winston-Salem with pre- and post-Race celebrations at the BB&T Ballpark.

For the past 14 years, Susan G. Komen® Northwest NC has been hosting the annual Susan G. Komen® Race for the Cure.  For 14 years it was held in the same place and in the same month, but this is a big year.  This will be year 15 of our iconic Race, and we’ve got some very exciting news.

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This year, the Susan G. Komen® Northwest NC Race will be held on Sept. 27, 2014, at the BB&T Ball Park in Winston-Salem.  The change was spurred by the hope of kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the right foot.

Race is more than just a 5k walk and run…it’s a celebration of breast cancer survivors, fighters, co-survivors, pre-vivors (BRCA positive men and women) and dedicated advocators who want to see the world rid of breast cancer.  However, registering for the Race is only half the battle.  Komen Northwest NC takes donations throughout the year and from Race and uses them for a variety of reasons, such as community grants and to help provide underprivileged women receive education materials, proper treatment and preventative care.

For more information and to register for the Race, go to our website: www.komennorthwestnc.org/

Sign-up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1451400265092623/

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Komen-Northwest-North-Carolina/128425510541665

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So what does this mean for you?  It means you need to fundraise.

Fundraising is so important and every penny helps.  Don’t be afraid to go door-to-door or to host dinner party for friends and family – you can have each person pay for a plate of food, and then take a portion of that for a donation. For more unique and creative fundraising ideas, visit 101Fundraising Ideas.

When you decide to register for Race, remember that this is more than just a celebration of the strong and courageous individuals who have overcome breast cancer.  It’s more than just a remembrance of those who bravely fought cancer but lost their battle.  Race is a beacon of hope that radiates throughout the nation that boldly states, “We envision a world without breast cancer, and we won’t stop until we can make it happen.”

Currently, Race registration is $25 for adult non-timed and $30 for adult timed racers.  Starting April 1, registration prices go up to $30-$35.  To register for Race or to activate a team from last year, click here.

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Click on picture to open Cindy’s Team on Fox 8 Website!

Special Olympics NC Polar Plunge Calendar

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Special Olympics NC Polar Plunge Calendar

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!

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Thanks to all the brave individuals who will take the plunge!

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February 22, 2014

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Create a fundraising webpage at Firstgiving.com/sonc to raise donations online.

Contact Dot Kohlbach at 919 719-7662 x 119 with any questions about Polar Plunges

For more info on North Carolina Polar Plunges go to the website @ http://sonc.net/ncpolarplunges/?raypublishing