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August 29th: Kirkwood 5K

The Annual Kirkwood 5K Run/ Walk/ Push will take place in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Greensboro on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  This family friendly race will start and end at the Kirkwood Park (corner of Lafayette Avenue and Brookside Drive) and follow a fun, fast course through the lively Kirkwood Neighborhood.  Check-in and registration will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. A Kids Fun Run is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.  An awards ceremony will follow the 5K, where awards will be given for the fastest male, female, child, stroller pusher, Kirkwood resident and first-time 5K participant.
Participation in the Kirkwood 5K is open to adults and children.  The cost for individual registration is $30.00 for adults timed and $25.00 for adults untimed and $15.00 for kids 12 and under timed and $10.00 for kids 12 and under untimed.  There is a $5.00 discount for registering before race day.  Registration is available at www.kirkwood5k.org through August 28th. For additional information or volunteer opportunities, please visit www.kirkwood5k.org. Proceeds from the race benefit Backpack Beginnings.
by Raed Mansour

August 29th: Guilford County Dept. of Public Health special 7th grade clinics

Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division would like to remind parents who have a child entering the seventh grade this year that there is a change in the vaccinations required by law for school attendance.   According to North Carolina law, children who are entering the 7th grade in the 2015-2016 school year (or if the child is 12 years old, whichever comes first) must have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) and a booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap).

Special 7th grade clinics are scheduled for Saturdays, August 29 and September 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at both Greensboro and High Point locations.  For an appointment at either location, call (336) 641-3245. Ask about cost when you call.  Fees may apply, so bring your child’s insurance card (including Medicaid) and your child’s shot record.  The MCV and Tdap vaccinations are also available at other times during the regular business day and at your child’s health care provider’s office.
For more information check out the link: http://2015-2016 7th Grade Clinic~1.pdf‎ (182 KB‎)‎[Open as Web Page‎]


August 30: Spring Garden Food Truck Festival IV

Join us at the  Fourth Annual Spring Garden Food Truck Festival!

There will be 40 food trucks along with live music, craft beer, fine wine, kids activities, shopping and more! A portion of proceeds will go to Back Pack Beginnings.  Donations of nonperishable food items, gently used clothing, hygiene products, school supplies and cash are greatly appreciated.
Follow us on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spring-Garden-Food-Truck-Festival/405813872800174

August 31st: Cunningham & Company

Cunningham & Company, a long time supporter of JDRF, is partnering with 1618 Win Lounge in Greensboro on "Turning Type One into Type None" fundraiser benefiting JDRF on Monday evening, August 31, 2015.

Customers making a $5 minimum donation at the door will receive a JDRF paper sneaker that they may customize to show their support for JDRF and its "Turning Type One into Type None". Donors may turn their sneakers in at the bar to receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

15% of all Food and Drink sales that evening will go to JDRF.
Heart by Helen Penjam

September 14th: Liberty Hospice Services

Liberty Hospice Services, Caring with Compassion, is offering a Walking through Grief Workshop.  This series offers hope and help while providing information and practical tools to those navigating the grief journey.  Group sessions will be held Monday evenings at 5:30pm beginning September 14 and running through November 16.  They will be located at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5120 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405 (corner of Hwy 70 and Mount Hope Church Rd).  Contact Liberty's Bereavement Care Coordinator at 336-226-4053 with any questions.

October 17th: KfK Car/Bike Show

Kruizin' for Kidneys Car/Bike Show will be raising awareness of kidney disease and helping "end stage renal disease" (ESRD) victims through organized rides and fundraising events. Our 2015 fundraising event will be raising money to help The Children's Organ Transplant Association. The event will take place on October 17th, 2015 from 10am-5pm at 1256 Longest Acres Rd., Snow Camp, NC.
Click on the link for more details: http://kruizin4kidneys.wix.com/kruizin4kidneys

Sept 11th: Ice Cream Social for Baby Zac

Baby Zac is 6months old and spent 103 days in the NICU where surgeons grew his esophagus inside his body while he was in a 2 week induced coma. Zac has been hospitalized many times since being home due to respiratory distress and still has many doctors appointments and procedures at Duke due to being primarily g-tube fed and being considered failure to thrive. He is now faced with the possibility of another surgery to move his heart's aorta off his trachea.  Please join friends and supporters at the Dan Valley Community Center on Dan Valley Road in Stoneville on September 11th from 5-9p for  Ice Cream, Karaoke, Dancing and a costume character! 
Learn about Esophageal Atresia, Baby Zac and his fight. 
Bring the WHOLE family! Entry will only be $3 for children and includes ice cream! Adults are FREE
All proceeds and donations will go to team Zac for his medical needs. 
For more information, click HERE 

Sept 12th: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an international men's march to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence, as well as highlight the role that men play in creating a solution.  Are you man enough?  The event happens Saturday, September 12th at Family Services, 1200 Broad Street in Winston Salem.  Register at 8am, walk begins at 9am.  Registration for adults $20, students $10.  For more information click HERE 

October 3rd: W82TXT Gage Edwards Memorial Fundraiser

Come join us for a day full of fun, games and prizes on Saturday, October 3rd, from 9am - 5pm at East Surry High School!!! This event is in honor of Gage Edwards, an East Surry student who died in a car accident, to help raise money for the scholarship in his name and to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving. Not only will you be able to support a great cause but will have the opportunity to watch some great football as the Pilot Mountain Cardinals host their home games. We will have a dunking booth, bounce house, face painting, prizes and so much more.  If you are unable to attend this event but like to make a donation please make checks payable to the Cardinal Foundation and memo the Gage Edwards Memorial Scholarship. Mail checks to 306 Blackberry Mountain Way, Pinnacle Nc 27043.
For more information, click HERE

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                          

November 14th: 2015 Walk for Wishes

Please join us at Tanglewood Park on Saturday, November 14, 2015 for the Winston-Salem Walk for Wishes as we celebrate 6 years of walking to grant wishes through the Festival of Lights! All the tools you will need to register, join a team, send emails or sponsor a walker or team are right here!

The Tanglewood Walk is a 5K/3.1mile route, with a turn-around point in the middle, for those that do not want to do the whole distance.

Step One: Register as an individual or with a team made up of your friends, family, colleagues or organization members.

Step Two: Personalize your own web page.

Step Three: Reach your fundraising goal by using the tools available through your web page such as sending emails and updating your social media sites.

Finally ... rain or shine we will see you under the lights at Tanglewood Park on November 14th

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