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April 14th: CBCC Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive from 7am-7pm at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital located at 1200 North Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401. You have to weigh at least 120 pounds to donate blood. For blood donations that are made during the month of March & April, CBCC will make contributions to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte to help provide free night stays for out-of-town families with children in the hospitals. More public drives can be found at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' website www.cbcc.us. T

April 22th: Empty Bowls

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC's Empty Bowls luncheon will take place on April 22th from 11-2pm at The Millennium Center. A tasty soup lunch, gorgeous handcrafted andf painted pottery bowls and a fabulous silent auction will be available at the luncheon. The proceeds will go to special meal programs for children and critical nutritional supportfor our neighbors in need. Tickets are onsale now for $25 until April 21st at 5pm or $35 tickets at the door. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets visit hungernwnc.org.

April 25th: Piedmont Earth Day Fair

Experience the Power of Bright Ideas at the 10th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. This free community event features interactive children’s activities, environmental demonstrations and live entertainment throughout the day. Visit over 100 earth friendly exhibitors and enjoy a variety of local food. Free to the public including free parking, 10a - 5p, Saturyday, April 25 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. To learn more visit peanc.org

May 2nd: CVMA Veterans Benefit Ride

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will hold its annual benefit ride on Saturday, May 2nd.  Registration begins at 10am at Crossroads Harley Davidson of N. Wilkesboro. The ride will begin at 12 noon, and proceed to River City Bar & Grill at Lake Norman.  A silent and live auction will be held, as well as a 50/50 raffle, and live music from National Recording Artist Rockie Lynne.  All proceeds go to help veterans in need.  For more information click HERE  

May 2nd: Make a Wish Kentucky Derby Classic

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina would like to invite you to be a partner in our mission and attend the 2015 Kentucky Derby Classic to take place on Saturday, May 2 at the High Caliber Stables 8506 Cedar Hollow Road in Greensboro, NC. 

The afternoon encompasses all things Kentucky Derby with traditional Mint Juleps, beer/wine bar, food, a horse-show by the HCS Hotshots, a Hat Contest, “betting”, auctions, and of course a live feed of the Kentucky Derby as the excitement happens at Churchill Downs. 

Most importantly, the Kentucky Derby Classic is an afternoon of charitable giving to fund the mission of Make-A-Wish.
For more information, click HERE 

Triad MS Walks

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research.
Find an MS walk near you and register for one (or all!) at www.walkms.org

May 30th: No Bling Circuit

The North Carolina Quarter Horse Association will have its No Bling Circuit held at the Piedmont Saddle Club at 801 Leaviurne Road in Colfax, NC. There will be two clinics, one at 8:45am and the other at 9:45am.This event is a sanctioned show that is designed for youth and amateur competitors prepare for participation at the larger AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) Shows. It is free admission and brerakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and desserts will be provided at the event. For more information visit ncqha.com.

2015 Rabies Clinics Guilford County

North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets (cats, dogs and ferrets), whether living inside or outside, age four months or older be vaccinated.  Even animals that are confined in outdoor fenced areas should have current rabies vaccinations, because wild animals can get into these areas and attack your pets. 
Rabies continues to circulate within our wildlife population. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.  Guilford County Animal Control is offering low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at the following locations and times:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., WGHP Fox 8 studio, 2005 Francis Street, High Point, NC  27263
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., WGHP Fox 8 studio, 2005 Francis Street, High Point, NC  27263
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Winsor Center, 1601 E. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC  27401
Saturday June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Summerfield Fire Station #9, 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fire District #28, 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249 
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 East Main Street, Jamestown, NC  27282
The rabies vaccination will be five dollars ($5.00) per shot.  Cash and personal checks will be accepted. 
For your pet’s safety and the safety of others at these clinics, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.
For more information or to schedule an educational program, please contact the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health at (336)641-7777, Guilford County Animal Control at (336) 641-5990 or visit www.myguilford.com                          

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