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Community Briefs Carolina Eye welcomes Andrew J. Mincey, MAS* MJD. Greensboro - Carolina Eye Associates is pleased to introduce ophthalmic (eye) surgeon Andrew J. Mincey, MX), to the practice. Dr. Mincey is a spe cialist in comprehensive surgical and medical oph thalmology. Mincey received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Davidson CoUege in Davidson, and a Masters in Health Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He did an internship in general surgery at the Washington Hospital Center and completed his resi dency in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Mincey will provide services in the Greensboro location of Carolina Eye Associates. Established in 1977, Carolina Eye Associates is one of the largest eye care facilities in the Southeast. The practice pro vides a full range of quality medical and surgical eye care services. For appointment inquires or more information on the services offered, call (336) 282 5000 or toll free at 800-632-0428. Former local student now studying in the People's Republic of China Gabrielle Grimmett, a former student at Forsyth Country Day School, is currently studying at Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in the People's Republic of China. GabrieUe is spending her fall semester at XT 11 T T ' ?*__ x.l ? 1 nanjing university taxing lan guage courses in'order to perfect her speaking Mandarin. She is currently a rising senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. major ing in Asian Studies. Gabrielle plans to attend law school next fall, after graduation, to study International law. Gahriefle Grimmett attended Forsyth Country Day School from kinder garten to 5th grades and the family resided in Clemmons. They currently reside in Stamford, Conn. Her mother, Shirley Grimmett, worked for R J. Reynolds Tobacco Company while they lived in Forsyth County. Winston-Salem Rescue Mission to kick off annual holiday food drive To keep up with the tremendously growing food need this year, the Rescue Mission looks to local businesses, schools, churches, and civic groups to hold food drives on behalf of the Mission from Nov. 1 - Dec. 16. The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission provides over 350,000 meals annually through the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission food pantry, home less walk-ups, emeigency food boxes, holiday food boxes, and assisting other food oriented agencies in distributing to those in need. The Mission will deliv er collection barrels and posters, and pick up contri bution once the drive is over. They will also have available representatives to speak at events or as a keynote presenter. For more information on holding a food drive,, contact Food Service Manager at: or 336-723-1848 xl06. For information on Winston-Salem Rescue Mission projects, events, volunteering or financial donations; please visit or contact the Development Director, Preston Ward. Applications being accepted for City of Winston-Salem University The city is accepting applications for the next class of "City of Winston-Salem University," to be held for 12 weeks starting Feb. 2, 2017. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city's role in the community. Classes meet Thursday evenings for three hours. Topics will include city governance and finance, sanitation, utilities opera tions, streets and transportation, public safety, plan ning and economic development, housing and recre ation. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Applications will be evaluated based on the reason for participating, leadership potential, diversity and residency (city residents receive first priority, then Forsyth County residents). City of Winston-Salem University is free; however, participants have the option of earning continuing education credit through Winston-Salem State University for a nom inal fee of $25. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 30 and are available at the Marketing & Communications Department in City Hall, 101 N. Main St. Suite 336, or by calling CityLink 311. The application is also posted online at www.CityofWS.oig/CWSU and can be printed and mailed in, or filled out and submitted online. For more information, call CityLink 311. Downtown grant application deadline extended The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership has extended the application deadline to Oct. 19 at 5 pjn. for its Street Level Improvement Matching Grant program ("SLIM Grant"). This program is designed to assist property and business owners in rehabilitating the commercial facades of their build ings for the purpose of creating a positive visual impact, stimulating private investment, and comple menting other community development efforts. The source of the SLIM Grant funding is private and no public funds will be used. The goal of the grant is simple - to provide downtown businesses with the resources needed to improve the exterior appearance of businesses. Research has shown that exterior building improvements result in an increase in sales in the year after the improvements are made (and this increase is often sustained for several years). Additionally, improvements will motivate owners/tenants of other properties in sur rounding areas to make similar investments. To be eligible for the SLIM Grant, you must be located within the Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District. To apply, visit the website at t ' I 1 Community Calendar ^ Oct. 13-15 - Production of "Prequel to Peter Pan" The Prequel to Peter Pan will be presented by the Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc., Oct. 13-15 at 7:30 pjn. at the Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. The Tony-winning play based on the best-selling novels upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (alt.a. Peter Pan). Winner of five Tony awards, including Best Play. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for sen iors/students. For more information, visit or email Oct. 13-16 - "The Sting of White Roses" The N.C. Black Repertoiy Company will continue to kick off its 37th season with the world premiere of "The Sting of White Roses." The play examines the effects of breast cancer on a family while highlighting the strength found in one's faith. $1 from ticket sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen Northwest N.C. For more information, visit www jicblackrep .org. Oct. 13-15 - Sign up for Christmas Assistance Program The Salvation Army of Winston Salem will continue to hold signups for its Christmas assistance program at the following dates, times and loca tions: Oct. 13, 9 ajn.-6 pjn. at Area Command, 901 N. Cleveland Ave., Washington Park Corps, 1411 S. Broad St., Kemersville Corps, 770-D Park Centre Drive, Kemersville; 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club, 2100 Reynolds Park Rd., International Boys and Girls Club, 2850 New Walkertown Road; Oct. 15,9 a.m.-Noon at Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club and International Boys and Girls Club. All signups will be done on computer. Oct. 13 - 14th St. Elementary School Alumni meeting The 14th St. Elementary School Alumni will be holding its monthly meeting Thursday Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at the 14th Street Recreation Center. All that once attended 14th St. School are welcomed. Contact : Marva Reid @ 336-997-2519 Oct. 13 - Panel Discussion on Suicide The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine are sponsoring a free speaker meeting and panel discussion focusing on the public health issue pertaining to sui cide among adolescents and young adults. The discussion will be held at the Old Salem Visitor's Center, James A. Gray Auditorium, 900 Old Salem Road, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments provided. The event is free and open to the public. Oct. 14 - School Open House High school and college students who are interested in careers in the arts are invited to visit the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) for a day and discover why it is the place for exceptionally talented students to train and study. An Open Houses has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, for college programs in dance, design and production, drama, film, and music. Online registration is required. During the Open House, visitors will have a guided walking tour of the campus that includes movie set facades, music and dance practice rooms, and stunning performance venues and screening spaces; will meet the deans, faculty, and current students; and will talk to admissions counselors for information about how to apply. Check in for the open house is at 9 a.m. and the programs begin at 9:15 a.m. Prospective students can find links to registration forms and agendas at http://w w w.uncsa .edu/openhouse. For questions about Open House, contact the Office of Admissions at, or 336-770 3290. Open House attendees under 18 must arrive with a legal guardian or provide a parental/guardian signa ture and contact information upon check-in. Oct. 14 - Registration deadline for Youth Chorus Ensemble The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus invites any third through fifth grade student who loves to sing an opportunity to join our Fall Forward chorus. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 14. This five week singing group is an introductory choral program which includes learning solfege (do, re, me, etc.), singing in rounds, group singing, choral training and culmi nates with performing with the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus on stage at the Winter Celebration Concert held at Hanes Auditorium at f Salem College Fine Alts Center. No audition is required, just of love of singing. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 5:45 pre.-6:30 pin. at Grace Baptist Church in Winston Salem beginning Oct. 18. For more information and to register your child, please visit www.wsyouthcho rus.oig or call 336-703-0001. Oct. 14 - Storybook Soiree The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem invites the communi ty to attend its largest annual fundraising event,' the 2016 Storybook Soiree. Inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the 15th Annual Soiree will benefit children in our community by bringing to life the beauty and magic of this best-selling children's classic for adults. The Soiree will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 pre. at the Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St. Tickets are $80 per person and are available at www.sto Oct. 14 - First Trail of Tears Event The Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department is holding the first ever "Trail of Treats," a Halloween-themed community resource fair for elementary age chil dren and their families. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 in South Foric Park from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event will have bingo with kid themed prizes, along with 28 information booths operated by non profits and various community organ izations for kids to participate in var ious activities. Food trucks selling pizza and Kona Ice will be set up out side the park. Children are encour aged to come in their Halloween cos tumes. Admission is free. For more information contact Leah Friend at 336-734-1215 or Oct. 15 & 22 - Ardmore Neighborhood Association hold Roots Day and Hunger Run The Ardmore Neighborhood Association (ANA) will celebrate Community Roots Day with the annual tree planting project on Oct. 15 from 9-12 p.m., at Smith Farm Elementary School, 4250 Johnny Knoll. The Run Against Hunger 5k/10k fun run will be held on Oct. 22 at Redeemer Presbyterian on Miller Street. For more details, go to Oct. 15 - 2016 Jeep Renegade Raffle The Rotary Club of Clemmons will hold a reverse raffle to support its various charities on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons. Tickets to the event are $100 each and can be purchased from any Clemmons Rotarian. Only 350 tickets will be sold with 300 to be sold in advance of the event. The remaining 50 tickets will be available to those in attendance through draw ings, games, and auctions. Each ticket includes dinner, two free drinks, silent and live auctions, music, games, and opportunities to win prizes throughout the evening and maybe the grand prize a 2016 Jeep Renegade. Tickets are available from any Clemmons Rotarian or you can send an email to Frank Haas at All proceeds from the event go to support local and international Rotary projects. Oct. 15 - 16th annual Buddy Walk & Family Fun Day The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) will hold its 16th annual Buddy Walk & Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at West Forsyth High School, 1735 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Clemmons. Live entertainment, food, and fun activi ties for all ages. The walk, which is once around the high school track (1/4 mile), is for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Events will take place rain or shine. Oct. 15-18 - Winston-Salem Symphony Performance "Hie Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director Robert Moody will open the 2016-2017 Classics Series with concerts featuring Ludwig van Beethoven's masterpiece Symphony No. 9 on Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 pjn., Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 pjn., and Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 405 W. Fourth St. Tickets range from $20 - $67 and are avail able in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464 0145 or online at Oct. 15 - Nov. 19 - Community Family Enrichment Program The Community Family Enrichment Program is designed to allow families at no cost to them the opportunity to attend classes and workshops that will help develop their parenting skills, learn money management skills, life skills and r strategies to help build stronger and healthier families. The program also provides ongoing support and resources that will increase family unity, restore family balance, and promote harmony. Classes will be held every third Saturday at Green Tree Community Center, 930 S. Broad St. For more information, call Pastor Ora Mathews at 336-788-2364 or Green Tree Community Center at 336-722-7738. Oct. 16 - Mystery Writers Meeting Join the Murder We Write Triad NC Chapter of Sisters in Crime on Sunday, Oct. 16,2-4 p.m. at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St., for their monthly meeting and a presentation on "7 Mystery-Writing Techniques to Intrigue Readers of Any Genre," presented by Chris Roerden, author and book editor. Doors open at 1:30 prn. and the meeting and presentation begins at 2 p.m. Free. For more information, email or visit Oct. 16 - Winston Salem/Forsyth County Crop Hunger Walk The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Crop Hunger Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 16 at Corpening Plaza. The Crop Walk raises money for the fight against hunger locally and globally. Proceeds from the walk go to three organizations the Church World Service, Crisis Control Ministry and Sunnyside Ministry. Registration and team check-in will take place at 1:30 pan., with the walk beginning at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 - WSSU MBA program open house WSSU MBA program will hold an open houses on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 pm. in R J. Reynolds Center, Room 107, on WSSU's campus, 610 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. At the open house, you'll be able to talk to faculty and learn more about the pro gram. The session is free and open to the public. WSSU offers one of the most affordable and convenient MBA programs in North Carolina. Courses are offered evenings twice per week. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is open to graduates in all disciplines. For more information, visit Oct. 19 &-20 - History and Science Program Throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Old Salem Museums & Gardens will present an educational program titled "Science Alive in Old Salem" aimed at bringing science and history to life for young people. The rest of the dates for fall 2016 are Oct. 19, and 20. The cost is $15 per stu dent, $23 for adults when booked and paid with the school 30 days prior. Walk-in tickets are $27. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-441 5305. Children in grades K-12 are invit ed to visit Old Salem for a day of hands-on science activities and demonstrations throughout the his toric town. Participants will learn about the advanced understanding of science and technology exhibited by the Moravians of Salem. Oct. 20 - Black Philanthropy Initiative holds Fall Fundraiser The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of the Winston-Salem Foundation will hold its annual fall fundraising event, Impacting Our Community Through Black Philanthropy, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-8 pro. at the Anderson Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. The event will include a cocktail reception and brief program, with youth presentations as well as testimonials by organizations that have received funding from BPI. Judge Denise Hartsfield will be the host for the evening and Danyl Little and Friends will perform live jazz. The fundraiser is sponsored by First Tennessee Bank, Hanesbrands Inc., Reynolds American, Inc., and Winston-Salem State University. Nonprofit organizations serving the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area are eligible to apply for grant funding from the Black Philanthropy Fund. Persons interested in attending and/or contributing may call the Winston Salem Foundation at 336-714-3441 for more information. Oct. 20 - Early voting begins The national, state and local early voting begins on Oct. 20 at the Forsyth County Government Center at 201 N Chestnut Street. The 16 satellite locations early voting will begin on Oct. 27. One of the satellite locations will be in the Southwest Ward at Miller Park Recreation Center. For full information on loca tions and hours of voting, visit http://www.forsyth cc/Election s/Doc See Com. Cal. on B8 4

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