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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, September 17, 2015, Page B4, Image 14

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Community Briefs Dr. Brenda Cart wright receives Pioneer and Leadership Award Dr. Brenda Y. Cartwright, Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston Salem State University, received the Vernon E. Hawkins Pioneer & Leadership Award at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC) 22nd Annual Training Conference on July 25 in Charlotte. Cartwright was recognized for her exemplary leadership, pioneering efforts, and advocacy on behalf of mul ticultural issues in rehabilita tion, which have made an his torical impact on rehabilitation professionals, the clients they serve, students, and the larger rehabilitation communi ty The award was established and named in 2007 for Vernon Hawkins who served as a long-time advocate for multicultural issues in rehabilitation. Cartwright has demonstrated courage and visibility in "going against the grain," and has distinguished her self through her research, presentations, and publica tions related to multiculturalism, diversity, and under served populations. She is a long-term member of NRA arid its NAMRC division. She credited Hawkins for igniting her passion to advocate for equity and social justice. Cartwright acknowledged Drs. Bobbie Atkins, Bob McConnell, and Tennyson Wright as pioneers and personal men tors who paved the way for her. She also recognized Dr. Jorge Garcia who fust introduced her to the NAMRC. She thanked her countless mentees includ ing beloved Dr. Cozetta Shannon, and her support sys tem for enabling her to make a difference, especially in the lives of People of Color in the field of rehabilita tion. Eight WS/FCS seniors are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Eight students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County high schools have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2015-16. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring. Scholarships are underwritten both by the program and by about 440 business organizations and higher education institu tions. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County semifinal ists and their home schools are: Atkins Academic and Technology, Jonathan GrubbS, Vinish Kumar, Early College of Forsyth, Jake Gigliotti; Mount Tabor, Patrick piuard; Reagan, Vignesh Gopalan; Reynolds, Benjamin Shafer and West Fbrsyth, Omsai Meka The semifinalists from Atkins, Mount Tabor, Reagan and West Forsyth also anend Career Center. DCCC announces scholarship opportunities Davidson County Community College is pleased to announce scholarships are available for the fall, spring and summer terms through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina Community College System. Curriculum students may apply for up to $750 per semester and occupational education students are eligible for up to $250 per term. Golden LEAF Scholarships can be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending classes during the 2015-16 academic year and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps, upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco dependent and/or economically dis tressed. Scholarships for both occupationaland cur riculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The deadline for applications for the fall term is Sept. 25. Please contact the financial aid office at 336 249-8186, extension 6393, to receive information about the scholarship program and an application. i Arts Council creates Student Artist of the Month Award The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has created a "Student Artist of the Month Award" that will recognize a student from each high school in the county. The award is the result of con versations in the Arts Council Engagement Society (ACES) and a specific recommendation by Danny Green, a semi-retired music teacher in the Winston Salem/Forsyth County School System. Green has vol unteered to be the coordinator of the program and serve as liaison between the schools and The Arts Council "This is a way to recognize and demonstrate to young artists the importance The Arts Council - and through The Arts Council, the greater arts community - places on their work. They are our future artists and our future arts patrons. They are a key building block of our City of Arts and Innovation," said Jim Sparrow, president and CEO of The Arts Council. The Arts Council will announce the award winners in its email newsletters, at its monthly board meetings, and will post them on The Arts Council's website. Each student honored will also receive a certificate. Twenty-one high schools (private, public and char ter) in Forsyth County have arts programming includ ing visual arts and performing arts. Selection commit tees in each of the schools will choose one student each month for recognition. The Arts Council has asked that all disciplines be recognized over the course of the school year. Each arts educator will submit one name from their student roster along with a recommen dation based on "academic rigor and artistic merit." The final choice in each school will be made by the curriculum coordinator or an administrative commit tee M * Cartw right | Community Calendar | Parent Power "Parent Power: Building the Bridge to Success," part of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools K-12 Education Series for Parents, will be today (Sept. 17) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Career Center at Kennedy High School on 910 Highland Court. Free childcare and children's activ ities will be provided. The event is free to the public. For more infor mation contact, Sharon Frazier at 336-748-4GOO, extension 34225, or email Constitution Day Wake Forest University will celebrate Constitution Day today (Sept. 17) with the lecture "Does Constitution Deserve our Fidelity: Lessons on Equality and Liberty" presented by Law Professor Shannon Gilreath at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302 on Wake Forest University's campus. The presentation is free and open to the public and the Wake Forest community. For more information, contact Lisa Snedeker at 336-758-5719. Big Four ticket sale The Big Four will be selling tickets today (Sept. 17) and every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #128 on 4617 Old Rural Hall Road. These tickets are for the Big Four Annual Reunion Oct. 14-17. For more information, contact Linda Rogers at 336-331-3261, Judy Brown at 336-767-1487 or Robert Noble at 336-764-0980. Romance after baby Novant Health is offering a date night class on how to rekindle the romance between partners with new babies today (Sept. 17) at 6 p.m. at the Novant Health Conference Center on 3333 Silas Creek Parkway. This will feature discussions about changing roles, shifting hormones, communication and more. Event is free but regis tration is required. Dinner will be included for this event. For more information and to register, call 336-718-7000. Harvest Moon Festival The Reynolda House Museum of American Art. 2250 Reynolda Road, will be having its annual Harvest Moon Festival today (Sept. 17) from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Reynolda lawn. In case of rain, the festival will be in the museum. There will be food trucks, lawn games and live music by The Genuine. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and mem bers of the museum. For more information and to purchase a tick et, go to Entrepreneurship mixer The Forsyth Tech Innovation Quarter in partnership with entre preneurial ecosystem partners in Forsyth County will have an inno vation event today (Sept. 17) from 2 to 8 p.m. on 525 Vine St. This event is free and open to the pub lic. For more information call 336 757-3802. Children's Law Center 10th anniversary The Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina will have its 10th anniversary celebration with two events today (Sept. 17). There will be a free lecture by Brian F. Martin at 1 p.m. at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. At 6:30 p.m., there will be an awards ceremony and reception at Rooftop Terrace, on 751 W. Fourth St. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information and to purchase a ticket, go to Smart Device training The Winston-Salem Urban League in partnership with AT&T will provide a "Smart Device" training on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Urban League on 201 W. Fifth St. Residents are invited to bring their smart phones or tablets for a presentation which is designed to help smart device own ers learn more about their devices. Training will be done by Paul Harper, Area Retail Manager. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Patricia Sadler at 336-725-5614. i ] Applicants for Public Assembly Mayor Allen Joines is accepting < applications from city residents i interested in serving on the Public ! Assembly Facilities Commission, i The commission oversees the ] Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, the ( Benton Convention Center, ] Bowman Gray Stadium and BB&T ' Ballpark. There are seven vacan- < cies. Applications received by | Sept. 18 will be on the agenda for ' the City Council's meeting on Oct. 5. The application is available at or by calling 336-727-2058 for more information. 'Angels With Out Wings' AWOW Enterprises presents "Angels With Out Wings", a two act stage play on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Art Center Hanes Brands Theatre on 209 N. Spruce St. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, go to, call 336-283-1851 or email angelswith outwingsads @ gmail .com. United States Marine Band "The President's Own" United States Marine Band will perform at Winston-Salem State University on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium on the campus of WSSU. Free and open to the public. Tickets may be picked up at the University Ticket Office, located in the lobby of the Albert H. Anderson Conference Center on the WSSU campus weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. The WSSU ticket office can be reached at 336-750 3220. Tickets are limited to four per request. Seating is on a first come, first-served basis. Fish fry/BBQ fundraiser The Atkins Senior High School Class of 1968 is sponsoring a fish fry and BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of New Walkertown and Carver roads. Dinners are $7 and sandwiches are $5. The class members are spon soring several local elementary schools and the Simon G. Atkins School of Technology through donations of school supplies and services. For more information, contact Larnettra Banner Richardson at 336-499-3847 or email Home Maze/Pumpkin Patch festival The Farm at the Children's Home, 1001 Reynolda Road, is hosting "The Home Maze and Pumpkin Patch" festival that will be held every weekend from Sept. 19 through Nov. 1. The Home Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and kids 12 and older; $7 for sen iors and kids ages 4-11, and free for kids 3 and under. For more information, go to www.children Recruitment Fair The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will host a recruit ment fair on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Education Building on 4801 Bethania Station Road. Representatives from departments and schools with vacancies will be on hand to receive resumes, dis cuss job opportunities and inter view candidates. Those interested should bring copies of their resume . or email it to or call Alexandra Hoskins at 336-727 2696 for additional information. Scholarship Golf Tournament The Celeste Burgess Gold Scholarship Tournament will be on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Winston Lake Golf Course on 3535 Winston Lake Road. For more information contact the CB O.N.E. Foundation at or contact Donna Burgess at 336 441-7607. Looking at Art Cinema A/Perture Cinema will have film seminars beginning Sept. 19, which will feature Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window," from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the A/Perture Cinema, 311 W. Fourth St. The Oct. 24 feature film will be "Being There" by Hal Ashby, and "Old Joy" by Kelly Reichardt on Nov. 21. Admission is $25, which includes film screenings, lecture and popcorn. For more information and to register, go to www.aper turecinema .com/education .html. 20th anniversary fundraiser Riverwood is celebrating 20 years of "Walking On" with back to-back fundraisers. "Boots and Brews" will take place on Friday, Sept. 18 at the BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. On Saturday, Sept. 19 a family friendly celebra tion of "Riverwood's 20th Birthday" will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Riverwood's farm, 6825 Rolling View Drive in Iobaccoville. All proceeds will directly benefit Riverwood's thera Jeutic equine assisted programs. Tickets to "Boots and Brews" are $35/person, and the Riverwood birthday tickets are $10/person Reserve tickets for one or both events online now at: http://www.ri verwoodtrc .org/20th Anniversary.aspx. For directions or more information, contact Riverwood at 336-922-6426 or rtrc@ windstream .net. Container vegetable gardening The Forsyth County Extension will have its container fall veg etable gardening session on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rural Hall Public Library, 7125 Broad St. in Rural Hall. The speak er will be Wallace Williamson. This session will be about garden ing options for people with limited garden space and/or limited time and physical activity. This session is free but registration is required. For more information and to regis ter, call the library at 336-703 2970 or 336-331-2564. Historic Marker unveiled A historic marker featuring the origins of the Pfafftown communi ty will be unveiled on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. at the intersec tion of Transou and Yadkinville roads. Speakers at the event will be Mayor Allen Jofnes, Council mem bers Vivian H. Burke and Jeff Macintosh, Chairman Michael Ryden of the Historic Resources Commission and residents Mike Made and Lewis Sapp. For more information contact Michelle McCullough at 336-747-7063 or email Art sale meet and greet Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center will host an art sale on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 1750 Kernersville Medical Parkway in Kernersville, showcasing works by local artist Elaine Dowdell, who passed away in 2014. This is also an opportunity to meet Chad Setliff, new president and chief operating officer of Kernersville Medical Center. For more information contact Patti Friend at 336-287-4203 or email UNC Asheville Art Gallery University of North Carolina in Asheville presents "With a Mighty Hand: Torah Paintings and Abstraction from Daniel Nevins" from Monday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Oct. 30 at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall on the campus. The gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The opening reception with artist Nevins will be on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a Jay Jacoby Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Manheimer Room at the Reuter Center. The topic is "Riffing on Scripture: Artistic License and the Bible." On Thursday, Oct. 22 there will be a lecture at 6 p.m. at the Humanities Lecture Hall. All events are free and open to the public. For more information call 828-251-6600. Arts Council meeting The Arts Council of Forsyth County and Winston-Salem will have its annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. The event will begin with a reception cele brating The Arts Council's 65th anniversary. The event is free and the public in invited. For more information contact Carroll Leggett at 336-831-5788. Community Enrichment Mini-Grant The Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County is con tinuing the Community Enrichment Mini-Grant and is seeking applicants for a second year. This initiative provides com munity groups and individuals access to small-project grant funds up to $500 that promotes creativity and use art as a means to bring people together. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 21, for projects tak ing place Oct. 1, 2015, through Jan. 30, 2016. For more informa tion about Community Enrichment Mini-Grants contact Dara Silver, Director of Member Services and Grant Programs at 336-747-1426 or An application can be downloaded at Open mic night Winston-Salem Writers' Open Mic Night will be on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the conference room of the Milton Rhodes Center on 251 N. Spruce St. Open mic is a free event and open to the public for writers to read up to five minutes of their material. For more information go to

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