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The Diggs Gallery on the campus of Winston-Salem
State University (WSSU) will have an opening exhibition
today, Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 prn. for "CONr
NECTING IDENTITIES. TRANSFORMING
DESIGN." It will feature works by the faculty of WSSU's
Department of Art + Visual Studies.
The East/Northeast Winston Neighborhood
Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6
p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Recreation Center at
2020 East 14th St. Guests will include: WS Police
Department, Political Candidates,
Dr. Bradshaw and Artist/Author Susan Morris. For more
information, contact 336-997-2519.
20th anniversary ribbon cutting
Michael L. Austin and the Winston-Salem Chamber
of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Downtown
Tax Service's 20th anniversary today, Thursday, Jan. 28,
at 2 prn. at 500 West Fourth St., Suite 101. All attendees
will receive a $20 discount for tax preparation services
and $20 for each new customer referred to Downtown
Tax Service. Downtown Tax Service, established in
January 19%, was founded by Michael L. Austin and was
originally. Save Tax at 237 West Fifth St. The name was
changed to Downtown Tax Service in 1998. Downtown
Tax Service provides business and personal tax services.
For more information, visit http://www.downtowntaxser
Small Business Center seminars
The Forsyth Technical Community College Small
Business Center will host several business seminars at the
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, on 525 Vine St.; they
are listed as follows: 5 Situations That Can Harm Your
Business and How To Avoid Them from 6-8 pjn., today,
Thursday, Jan. 28; Wellness at Work in Your Small
Business from 10-11 ajn., Friday, Jan. 29. Interested per
sons should register and obtain additional information by
Novant Health energy rejuvenation
rNovant Health will host a health energy rejuvenation
seminar 11:30 ajn. today, Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Senior
Enrichment Center on the ground floor of the
Kernersville Branch Library at 130 East Mountain St.,
Kemersville. The event aims to teach participants the
basic steps of revitalizing one's energy levels in daily life
activities. To register for the event, call 336-277-1880 or
Triad After Work Social
The Piedmont Club will host its Triad After Work
Social event from 6-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 28 on
the 19th floor of 200 West Second St. The early evening
event is ideal for meeting fellow professionals and estab
lishing long-lasting business relationships. The event is
free to the public and includes complimentary catered
food, beer and wine. Interested individuals should regis
ter to have drink tickets and nametags prepared for them.
The first 200 people will receive two free drink tickets.
For more information or to register, visit http://triadafter
New Winston Museum Salon Series
The New Winston Museum will be hosting guest
speaker Bryan Dooley, Winston-Salem resident and
national disability advocate, for his presentation of
"Institution to Revolution: The Dark Days" from 5:30-7
p.m., today, Thursday, Jan. 28 at New Winston Museum,
713 South Marshall St. The event is part of the museum's
first quarter 2016 Salon Series "Out of the Shadows:
Illuminating Disabilities." Dooley's presentation will
provide a review of life before the Americans with
Disabilities Act and a personal account of his family's
journey as early beneficiaries of the ADA. The event is
free and open to the public. For more information, contact
the museum at email@example.com or 336-724-2842.
N.C.ABC's underage drinking training seminars
The N.C. ABC Commission and the Governor's
Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and
Treatment Task Force, along with Forsyth County pre
vention coalitions, are providing training courses for
local alcohol retailers. The free trainings will take place
from 10 am. to 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 28 at Triad
ABC Training Center, 3127 Starlight Drive. The seminars
will provide merchants with information that will help
them be compliant with laws pertaining to the sale of
alcohol. Topics will include: penalties for selling alcohol
to underage/intoxicated individuals; proper forms of
identification; how to check an ID accurately; how to rec
ognize when someone has had too much to drink; and
what to do in a problem situation. For more information,
contact Luther Snyder, Executive Director of the N.C.
Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking, at 919-779
8367, 919-632-4828, or, Luther.Snyder@abc.nc.gov.
Interested individuals may also contact Katherine Haney,
Coalitions Director of the N.C. Initiative to Reduce
Underage Drinking, at 919-418-5743 or
KatJIaney@abc.nc.gov for more information.
FCDP African American Caucus Meet and Greet
African American Caucus of the Forsyth County
Democratic Party Jacquelyne Barber Branch will hold its
Candidate Meet and Greet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 30 at FCDP Headquarters, 1128 Burke St.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Emma Ingram
at 336-761-0987 or Sophia Kennedy at 336-399-9425.
WSSU choir fundraising concert for travel to
Winston-Salem State University's choir will perform
a benefit concert 5 pm., Saturday, Jan. 30 at First Baptist
Church, 700 North Highland Ave. The benefit concert
will be comprised of music by African-American com
posers, which will include spirituals and art songs. In
addition to the WSSU Choir, the performance will feature
guest opera singers Kenneth Overton and Teresa Moore
Mitchel .1 Guest opera singers will be accompanied by the
university's faculty pianists, Dr. Gregory Thompson and
Dr. Myron Brown. The concert is free, however attendees
will be given the opportunity to make donations to the
choir during the performance's intermission. Donations
will be used to cover travel expenses for the choir's
upcoming performance for the MidAmerica Productions
serjes 7 pm., Sunday, May 8 at Carnegie Hall. Donations
may be given at the concert via checks made payable to
the WSSU Foundation, WSSU Choir Travel #2172.
Donations made via checks may also be mailed to 311
Blair Hall, Winston-Salem, NC 27110. Donations may
also be given via checks by contacting the WSSU
Advancement Office at 336-750-3140, or by visiting
wssu.edu and clicking the Donate Now button.
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with Art and Music
The Winston-Salem Urban League invites the com
munity to a "Black History Month' Celebration:
Photograph and Art Exhibit" featuring the works Owens
Daniels, photographer, and Leo Rucker, artist, on Friday,
Feb. 5 at 7 pm. at the Urban League, 201 W. 5th Street.
This is the first event of the Urban League's Black
History Month Arts and Cultural Series. The exhibition
and musical review will take place in the Urban League
hall with an entrance on Trade Street. For information
contact Patricia Sadler at the Urban League at 336 725
, 5614 extension 3014.
High School Organ Festival and Competition
The Fifth Annual High School Organ Festival and
Competition sponsored by the School of Music at
UNCSA, the Winston-Salem Chapter of the American
Guild of Organists, and Salem College in commemora
tion of UNCSA's 50th anniversary, will take place Friday,
Jan. 29 through Sunday Jan. 31. All recitals are free and
open to the public. For more information, visit uncsa.edu.
Hip Chics Boutique's 2nd Annual Prom Preview
Hip Chics Boutique will host its 2nd Annual
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" Prom Preview Fashion Show and
Giveaway from 10:30 am. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30
at the Village Inn Hotel and Event Center, 6205 Ramada
Drive, Clemmons. The fashion show will include the
unveiling of the latest trends for prom, gorgeous gowns,
giveaways and more. Partnering with several local busi
nesses, giveaways for nails, hair, tanning, restaurants,
photography and tuxedo rentals will be raffled to ladies
attending the event. Light refreshments for brunch and
fabulous photo ops will also be provided. Hip Chics
Boutique owner and President, Krishna Prysiazniuk, as
well as her attentive staff, will be in attendance.
Admission is free. For more information, contact Krishna
Prysiazniuk at 336-766-8122.
Eat and Drink at Foothills to Support Habitat!
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County will be col
lecting donations from Foothills Brewery until Friday,
Jan. 29. To make a donation, let your server know that
you would like to support Habitat and the business will
make a monetary donation based on the number of points
earned. The more points earned, the more they will
Indoor yard sale
North Hills Elementary School will have an indoor
yard sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 at 340
Alspaugh Drive. Proceeds from the event will benefit an
educational field trip to Washington, D.C. for the school's
Mosaic unveiling at Arts Based School
The Arts Based School will unveil three complex
mosaic panels at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1 at 107 East
Seventh St. Artist Jan Detter collaborated with UNCSA
students of humanities and physics, as well as sixth
graders at The Arts Based School, to create the panels.
The panels are designed to represent light in three ways:
particles, waves, and light as a metaphor in philosophy.
To develop concepts for the panels, Ms. Detter synthe
sized scientific and philosophical ideas from about 100
students, ages 10-19. The project was funded by a grant
from the Reynolds American Foundation to ArtSTEM,
which explores intersections of arts, humanities, and
STEM disciplines at UNCSA and The Arts Based School.
The murals will be visible to passers-by along Seventh
St., between Main St. and Chestnut St. Visitors for the
unveiling should sign in at the front desk of The Arts
Based School. For more information, visit www.arts
First Burke-Joines Scholarship Awarded
Mayor Allen Joines and Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian
H. Burke announced that Marquis Wilds, a freshman
enrolled in the Automotive Toyota T-TEN Program at
Forsyth Technical Community CoUege, is the first ben
eficiary of the Burke/Joines scholarship program. Wilds
will receive $1,150 to assist with books for the program.
The Toyota Technician Training & Education
Network program is a partnership between Toyota and
Forsyth Tech that trains factory certified technicians for
jobs at Toyota and Lexus dealerships.
Burke and Joines initiated the scholarship program
last fall to help a deserving student attend Forsyth Tech
and get the qualifications to find 9 good-paying job. The
scholarships pay cost of tuition and/or books for up to '
six semesters at Forsyth Tech.
To be eligible, a recipient must be a resident of pub
lic housing, a resident of subsidized housing, or have a
household income at or below the poverty level; and be
a senior in a Winston Salem/Forsyth County high school
or be able to complete a GED before starting classes at
Forsyth Tech. Burke and Joines are funding the initial
scholarships and hope to raise money from the business
community to support additional scholarships in the
Forsyth Tech hires new vice president
Forsyth Tech recently announced that Dr. Joel
Welch has joined the college as the new vice president
for Instructional Services and chief
academic officer. Welch's appoint- .?^,
ment became effective Jan. 4.
In his new role, Welch is respon
sible for all credit instruction at
Forsyth Tech, which includes over
seeing 68 associate degrees, as well
as providing faculty leadership, pro
gram development, community out
reach. and general program ad minis
tration. Welch came to Forsyth Tech Dr-Welck
from Greenville Technical College
(GTC) in South Carolina, where his most recent posi
tion was dean of the Business & Technology Division.
He also served GTC as faculty member, department
head, dean for Engineering Technology and associate
vice president for Administration.
Prior to joining GTC in 1998, he worked as a con
sulting engineer for 10 years. Welch earned his bache
lor's degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel,
master's degree in Civil Engineering from the
University of South Carolina, and PhD. in Educational
Leadership from Clemson University. Welch fills a
position left vacant by Dr. Conley Winebarger who
retired from Forsyth Tech last June.
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