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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, April 30, 2015, Page B9, Image 19

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Bike- and pedestrian-friendly festival coming downtown SPECIAL TO THE CHRONin F The organizers of Walk & Roll Winston-Salem," a new bike- and pedestrian-friend ly festival with music, food and activities, are inviting people of all ages and abilities, to "play in the street on Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The public or charter elementary school with the most registered participants will win $400 in physical education equipment. Research Parkway and the adjoining portions of Third Street will be closed for walk ing, cycling, skateboarding or skating. People in wheelchairs or using walkers are encouraged to participate, too. A stage will be set up near the roundabout and will feature the Downtown School drummers, the D-Unity dance team from Konnoak Elementary, the Salsa Winston-Salem dancers, and Wheel Power & Company from Whitaker Elementary School. A kids' area will have a bounce castle, bike decorating, helmet fittings, and a Bike Rodeo where kids can practice their safe cycling skills. A helmet will be given to any child who does not have one. At 2 p.m., younger children can show off their decorated bikes in the trike and training wheel parade. /ui activities area wui otter Hula-Hoops, jump ropes, corn hole, a SkiWorks gyro scope, a pedal-powered energy generator, food trucks and more. In addition to biking along Research Parkway, cyclists can participate in 10- or 30 mile organized bike rides. All activities except for the food vendors are free. Walk & Roll Winston-Salem is an outgrowth of the previous Cycling Sunday and Cycling Fun Day events, says Matthew Burczyk, the city's bicycle and pedestrian coor dinator. "Our goal was to broaden the appeal of Cycling Fun Day," he said. "We want every one to feel comfortable, whether they walk, or cycle or skate. We want them all to attend." Walk & Roll Winston-Salem is sponsored by the city Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks, the Forsyth County Public Health Department, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Active Routes to School Region 3, and the Winston Salem Cycling Classic. For more information go to C ityofWS .org!Bike Month. *VI<# W # Council Member Adams updates North Ward residents SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE City Council Member Denise D. Adams met with residents in the outlying pons ui nit nuiui tyoiu uu Tuesday, April 21 to brief them on a wide range of top ics, including economic development, the status of bond projects, pending revi sions to WSTA bus routes and more. A second meeting, for her constituents in city neighbor hoods (south of Bethabara Park Boulevard), will be at 6 p.m. tdnight (Thursdav. April 30) at the Hanes Hosiery n ?: /"i ? _ pa < Recreation teenier, jui Reynolds Blvd. and will cover many of the same topics. At the April 21 presentation, Police Chief Barry Rountree went into great detail about the police department's deployment of body cameras. It covered such issues as which officers are being assigned cameras, when they are to be used and how the video is to be handled and stored. Rountree is scheduled to pres ent this information again tonight. Tina Carson-Wilkins with the Winston-Salem Transit Authority briefed residents about proposed changes in bus routes that would affect the North Ward. As part of the change, WSTA would add circulators in the areas around Hanes Mall, Bethabara and the Forsyth County Health Department. Assistant City Manager Derwick Paige spoke about various eco nomic development proj ects in the ward, including renovation of the old Hanes Weeks plant on Hanes Mill Road for HnitpH Piimitiir#* VllllVU M. U1II11U1 V Industries and the status of a RUCA (Revitalizing Urban Commercial Areas) project in the ward at the intersection of Polo and Cherry streets. The meeting also gave details on bond projects coming to the North Ward, including a new facility for Police District 1 on North Point Boulevard, improve ments to Polo Road between University Parkway and Indiana Avenue, sidewalk and street-resurfacing projects, and improvements to Kimberley Park and the Piney Grove and Brown & Douglas recre ation centers. Adams ^I | Community Calendar | Meeting with immigrants The second public meeting for the Building Integrated Communities (BIC) project will be today (Thursday, April 30), from 6 to 7:30 pm. at Goodwill Industries, 2701 University Parkway, 27105. Foreign bom people and communi ties can tell the city of Winston-Salem more about the needs of local immi grants. Let organizers know if anyone needs an interpreter for a language that is not Spanish. Call 336-734-1226. Book sale The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem will hold its 28th Annual Used Book Sale on today (Thursday, April 30) and Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, and on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking and admis sion are free. The sale will be held in the Education Building at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds. Entrance for parking is through Gate 5 from Deacon Blvd. There is no admission or parking fee. For more information con tact the Shepherd's Center at 336-748-0217 or visit Global Love Day The Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts (534 N. Liberty St. ) will present Global Love Day - First Friday Gallery Hop at the Yoga Gallery, 5:30-9 p.m. May 1. For more informa tion, email lynn@artsofyo, visit or call 336 406-7082. Senior Democrats convene The North Carolina Senior Democrats will con vene in Clemmons at the Village Inn on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 for ? their 37th annual conven tion. Checks should be made to Forsyth County Senior Democrats in the amount of $30 per person. Reservations are required. The business side of the convention on Saturday will feature Luke Hyde, Democratic Congressional District 11 Chair of Bryson City and Hayes McNeill of Winston Salem as speak ers. Checks for $45 ($55 at the door) made payable to N.C. Senior Democrats, 2300 W. Meadow view Rd. Suite 110, Greensboro, NC 27407. Contact Matilda Phillips at for more information. Honor Your Mother 2015 Carl H. Russell Sr. . Community Center pres ents Honor Your Mother 2015 on Saturday, May 2 from noon to 3 p.m. The I i guest speaker will be Elaine Green Luke. Special lunch for the mothers will be served. For more infor mation, contact Ben Piggott at 336-727-2580 or Elaine Luke at 607-349 1527. Forsyth County Senior Democrats Attorney Eric S. Ellison will address the Forsyth County Senior Democrats on Thursday, May 7. Ellison is chair of the Forsyth County Democratic Party. His topic will be "Blueprint for a 2016 Victory." The meet ing will begin at 9 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 4965 University Parkway, (336 767-3505). Members and guests wanting the break fast buffet and/or bever ages will be able to enter the restaurant beginning at 8:30 a.m. Author to speak Raleigh-area poet & author to discuss personal journey with son's schizo phrenia Thursday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Street United Methodist Church located at 639 S. Green St. The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County is spon soring a re-scheduled event featuring poetry readings from Sonia Usatch-Kuhn. Usatch-Kuhn's book, "Regarding My Son." For more information, contact the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County at 336-768-3880. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of "Regarding My Son" will be available for purchase for $14 per book. Black Chamber meeting The Winston Salem Black Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly meeting, Thursday, May 7,6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Forsyth Technical Community College/Mazie Woodruff Campus, 4905 Lansing Drive (on the corner of Carver School Road and Lansing Drive). The meet ing is open to members and prospective-members. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. For addi tional information, contact Randon Pender, 336-575 2006. Day Shopping Trip The law firm of Patterson & Associates will be sponsoring a chartered bus for a "Day Shopping . Trip" to Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, May 9. Cost is $50 per person. Seats are limited. Contact Attorney S. Wayne Patterson at 336 714-8858 for further infor mation. Feeding the hungry, homeless > American Legion Post 128 and the Ladies Auxiliary are inviting those who are homeless and without to come to the Bethesda Center, 924 N Patterson Ave. , on May 9 at noon. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings that go with it, and soda, water, etc. will be served for free until the food is gone. Out of the Darkness American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host its "Out of the Darkness: Walk to Fight Suicide" on the Salem College campus on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Helen Fowowe ( ) and Katelyn Hickman (katelyn .hickman@ salem.e du). Zumba Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain Street, will host a fundrais er for Brelynn Wray on Friday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Brelynn Wray has been invited to participate in a unique educational opportunity to tour Spain and Morocco with Simon G. Atkins Academic and Technical High School in June 2016. The YMCA asks for a $5 donation. There will be free healthy snacks and water. For information contact, Rhea Witherspoon at spoon Interest meeting On May 4, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods will be hosting its monthly Monday Night Interest meeting for residents inter ested in applying for a grassroots grant ranging from $100- $5,000. NBN grants are for any neighbor hood association or neigh borhood-led group interest ed in making a change in their community using the gifts, skills, talents and drive of the residents. In order to be eligible to apply for an NBN grassroots grant you must attend a Monday Night Interest Meeting held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month starting at 6 p.m. at Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods office, in the Augsburg Community Center, 502 N. Broad St., upper level entrance. For more information, contact Dee Washington, NBN Program Officer at dwash ington@nbncommunity.or g or 336-602-2519. We appreciate your community news. Please give us complete informa tion about the event, such as the sponsor and address, date, time and place of the event and contact informa tion so that the public can contact someone for more I information if needed. We ask that photos be sent as attachments to emails and that they are jpegs at least 4 inches wide by 6 inches deep. Starting the week of May 10, the deadline to have all calendar items in to the newsroom will be 11:59 pm. Sunday for that week's paper. Send your calendar items to You can also drop off or mail your items at Winston Salem Chronicle, 617 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Monday Friday before 5 pm.; or send them via our website, www.wschronicle .com. MAY IS NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH STOP Stroke ? Act F A S T. - Spread HOPE Know the signs of a Stroke. If some one you know is having a stroke act F.A.S.T. and call 911 immediately! Stroke - there's treatment if you act FAST. 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