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Community Briefs City hires new budget and evaluation director City Manager Lee Garrity has appointed Patrice Y. Toney as the city's new budget and evaluation director, after an extensive national search and assessment process. Toney will assume her new duties on Dec. 5. Toney has worked for Forsyth County since March 1999, including the last Ave JV-OJ3 <u a iviuui uiiu IIWUI agement analyst. She also held positions in the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the Public Library. While working in the county Budget and Management Department, she assisted with the development of the county's $414 million annual budget, performed management analysis for numerous departments and managed the county's contracts with outside agencies, including local non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the county, she worked as a public safety communications operator for the Winston Salem Police Department. Toney has received numerous community awards, including the city of Winston-Salem's Outstanding Women Leaders Award in March 2015. Toney will have an annual salary of $100000. Architect honored for work on depot David E. Gall, Architect, PA has earned the 2016 Tower Award given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the restora tion of the 1888 Pulaski Train Depot in Pulaski, Virginia. The award was presented at the annual AIANC Design and Chapter Awards Ceremony held - at the Winston-Salem BioTech Place on Nov. 10. The award recognizes "well designed projects ... that exemplify historic preservation and adaptive reuse, restoration, or rehabilitation of an historic structure." The project has previously earned the 2011 Community Preservation Award from Preservation Virginia and the 2014 Virginia Municipal League Achievement Award. United Way of Forsyth County names new VP of marketing and engagement Kim Thore was recently named vice president for marketing and community engagement at United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC). Thore brings 20 years of leadership experience in corporate and high er education marketing. In her role, Thore will ensure that marketing and branding efforts achieve maxi mum impact and favorably increase donor and community support. She will also lead innova tive strategic thinking, planning and management of opportunities to enhance UWFC's branding efforts and value proposition throughout Forsyth County. Thore previously worked as a marketing strategist at Piedmont Advantage ?-*? ti.:m : : V^ICUll U1UUI1, CUICI ^ClVUlg ill pilUI marketing leadership roles at Greensboro College and Wake Forest University. She obtained her bach elor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of Professional Women of Winston-Salem. United Way of Forsyth County names new director of communications Aaron Singleton, who most recently served as the director of news and media relations for Winston Salem State University, has been named the director of communications at United Way of Forsyth County. Prior to his role at W5SU, Singleton served as the director of public relations for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, responsible for all internal and external communications. He cur rently serves on the board of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), iingleton earned a bachelor's Ipotpp in vrw?f?rh mmmnnirafinnq UVglW UJ VWllUIIWiUVMMUtlJ from Pennsylvania State University, where he later served as a writer and editor in the Public Information Department. In his current role. Singleton will coordinate the organization's overall communications strategy and broaden the awareness of the United Way of Forsyth County. He will report to the Kim Thore, vice president of marketing and engagement. ESR promotes success coach Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR), a non-profit community action agency that assists the working poor, has promoted Pamela Ingram as its Housing Program Manager. Ingram will manage programs and staff related to housing initiatives which serves 150 clients per year. She will also continue to advocate for programs suited to assist people with hous ing and other services, through collaborations and program devel opment. Prior to becoming Housing Program Manager, Ingram worked for 10 years as Housing Connector and Success loach at ESR where she manaeed 0 client cases of homeless individuals and families. Before her position as Housing Connector and Success Coach, she managed pro grams for economically disadvantaged individuals with die City of Durham Office of Economic and Employment Development. Ingram is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. Toney Tbore s i Singleton - r" ive a Story Idea? Let us Know imimekomclecom r I v Today, Dec. 1 - Lighting Ceremony Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Blvd. will hold the Annual Moravian star light ing ceremony on today, Thursday, Dec. 1. The ceremony will be held from 5:45 - 6:15 pjn. The event is open to the public free of charge. The ceremony will be held on the top level of Wake Forest Baptist's Eden Terrace parking deck off Hawthorne -Road. TTie event will have a brief worship service given by Rev. John D. Rights of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, hot apple cider, Moravian cookies and music by the Medical Center Chorale and Moravian band led by Rev. Nola Reed Knouse, PHD. For more infor mation about the ceremony, call Wake Forest Baptist's Division of Faith and Health Ministries at 336 716-3409. Dec. 1-4, 8-11 & 15-18 - Production of 'Written on the Heart' RALEIGH - Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar's Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run Dec. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 pm.; Dec. 4, 11 and 18th at 2 p.m. The play will be held at Burning Coal Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Tickets are $25 for regular admission, $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students, teachers and active military. The first Sunday, Dec. 4, is Pay What You Can Day and will be audio described. All Thursday performances are $15 gen eral admission. Tickets and further information can be found at or by calling 919-834-4001. Dec. 1-4 - Holiday play GREENSBORO - North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E Market St., Greensboro, will present the production of "Black Nativity" on Dec. 1-4 in Harrison Auditorium. The play celebrates the birth of Christ with storytellers guiding audi ences through the" words of the Holy Scripture. The Thursday, Dec. 1 per formance will be at 7 pm.; Friday, Dec 2 show will be at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec 3 will have perform ances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 4 show will be at 3 pm. The ticket costs are $17 for adults; $11 for senior citizens and non-AT&T stu dents; $8 for children 12 and under; free for AT&T students with student Aggie card. To purchase tickets, call 336-334-7749 or visit For group rates, contact 336-334-7519. Dec. 1-16 - Holiday meals and Food Drive Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Gallery, 7905 N Point Blvd, is partnering with Move for Hunger, to host a holiday food drive on Dec. 1 - 16. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Customers, employees and members of the community are urged to bring non-perishable food items to the provide meals for their neighbors in need. City Transfer & Storage, a local moving company, has provided boxes for the collection and has vol unteered to deliver all donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest hftsjrth Carolina at the end of the drive. For more information, contact Dan Beam at dan@move or call 732-774-0521 Ext. 109. Dec. 2 - Food Drive Southeast Middle School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Second Harvest Food Bank are collecting canned goods by holding a "Fill the Bus" campaign on Friday, Dec. 2. The school will accept dona tions from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the front parking lot, 1200 Old Salem Road, Kemersville. Volunteer staff members will be ldcked up on the bus until a requisite number of canned goods are donated as bail. Community members are encour aged to participate by dropping off canned goods on a drive-through basis. Staff members and parent vol unteers will be available to collect donations throughout the day. For more information, contact Principal Stephanie Gentry by email at sjgen try@ wsfcs Jc 12 or by calling 336-703-4219. Dec. 2 - 11 - Black Nativity play The North Carolina Black Repertory Company, 610 Coliseum Drive, will present the play Black Nativity by Langston Hughes Dec 2 -11. The play directed and choreo graphed by Mabel Robinson focuses on a Christmas story Combining gospel music, dance and spoken word.''The play will have special school performances on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 2-11 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets for t adults are $26. students are $21 and children IS and under are $18. All seats are $18 on Saturday matinees at 3 pjn. For group rates, call 336-723 2266 for more details. Dec. 2 *21 - Annual Fine Crafts and Art Sale Deck the Halls will return to the Sawtooth School for Visual Ait in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 215 North Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem, on Dec. 2 - 21. The event will feature 80 local and regional artists and craftsmen with uniquely handcrafted gifts and home accent pieces. The hours are 10 ajn. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 ajn. - 4 pjn. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. - 4 pjn. on Sundays. The event kicks off with a preview party on Dec. 1. Tickets to the preview party on Dec. 1, from 6-9 p.m? are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information and ticket prices, visit or call 336.723.7395, ext. 201. Dec. 3 - Bag of Shavings Event Fur Ever Friends of North Carolina is sponsoring a wood shav ings bag distribution event, "Spread the Warmth" on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. The bag of shav ings will fill two to three doghouses and should be spread throughout the doghouse to provide extra warmth. Free bags of shavings will be distrib uted on a first come, first serve basis in the parking lot at the comer of Ivy Ave. and Liberty St. across from the Downtown Health Plaza. Volunteers will leave to distribute bags of shav ings in several low-income neighbor hoods in Forsyth County. There is a limit of one bag per household. For more information, go to Fur Ever Friends website at www.furever Dec. 3 - Comfort of Faith Auditions The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC), 610 Coliseum Drive at Arts Council Theatre, will hold auditions on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 pjn. The auditions are for the play "The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile" continuing the season's theme The Comfort of Faith. The produc tion will be on March 3-12. To sched ule an appointment, please email headshot and resume to Audition times will be emailed upon confirma tion of appointment. Interested recip ients should bring a picture and resume stapled together to the audi tion. Dec. 3 - Holiday Parade The 26th Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade, downtown Winston-Salem starting at the inter section of Fourth Street and Poplar, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. The parade will be followed by the Downtown Winston-Salem's Partnership annual tree lighting cere mony. Dec. 3 - Holiday with Santa The Virginia College in Greensboro, 3740 S. Holden Road, will hold a Holiday Fest with Santa event for the community on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Attendees are invited to enjoy activities for all ages such as pictures with Santa, making holiday cards for Operation Gratitude, decorating Christmas ornaments, hot chocolate and tacky sweater contest. Individuals can also learn about the College and its pro grams through campus tours. Dec. 3 & 17 - Book Signing Karen Fullerton author of Sergei's Eyes: Reflections of Soul Lessons will have a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. The Dec. 3 signing will be at Winston Cup Museum Special Event Center, 1355 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Dec. 17 signing will be held at The Natural Dog Pet Food Market, 29 Miller Street, with special guests the White Christmas Carolers 29 Miller Street. The book focuses on inspiring spiritual growth and help sick and injured pets receive veterinary care. Dec. 4 - Holiday Concert Winston-Salem State University's Department of Music, Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will hold its annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The WSSU Choir, the Burice Singers, Schola Cantorum and the Singing Divas will perform holiday favorites. The con cert is themed "In Silent Night," will feature holiday favorites, arrange ments and student compositions. Maestra D'Walla Simmons-Burke is director; Dr. Myron Brown, accom panist; Dr. Ronald Patterson, bassist; and guest percussionists. Dec. 5 & 7 - Youth Chorus Auditions The Winston-Salem Youth endorsed as the Premier Youth Chorus and Ambassadors of the city will hold auditions for the 2017 Winter/Spring semester beginning on Jan. 2. Auditions are open to third through 12-graders on Monday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 21S1 Silas Creek Parkway. For more information and to schedule audition time, visit www.wsyouthchorus.otg or call 336-703-0001. Dec. 5 - 9 - FAFSA Assistance State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) will be offering additional help to college-bound students and families with assistance in complet ing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the week of Dec. 5-9 during normal business hours in all 257 locations. FAFSA is the document that is required to be considered for all fed eral and most state financial aid for college, career or graduate school. The branch personnel will be avail able through the week to answer questions and help with the comple tion and electronic filing of the FAFSA for 2017-2018 college aca demic year. The annual event is offered by College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) and SECU. Dec. 5 - 9 - Toy drive The Winston-Salem Police Department is holding a "Stuff the Patrol Car" toy drive to serve local families. A police officer will be at the Walmart on Hanes Mill Road from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Dec. 5-9, to accept donations of new unwrapped toys for children. Dec. 6 - Genealogy Club The Lexington Public Library, 602 S Main St., will have the History Hunters Genealogy Club on Dec. 6 from 6-7 p.m. The club will talk about preserving Christmas memo ries. Dec. 6, 9 -10, 13 & 20 - Christmas tours Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, will hold "A 1917 Christmas" tours on Dec. 6,9,10,13 and 20. The tours consist of daytime and evening tours. The daytime tours will be held on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 between 2 - 3:30 p.m., with tours starting every 15 minutes. The evening tours will be held on Dec. 9 and 10 from 5-8 p.m. The tours will consist of the sights, sounds and scents of the house that will be brought to life by the museum staff and costumed actors. The prices are $20 and $15 for students as well as members of the museum. To obtain admission reservations are required. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Free Concerts Old Salem Museum & Gardens will present a series of free concerts at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, on Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 12 pm. Organist Susan Foster will perform on Dec. 7; Organist and Director of Music Stephen Gourley will perform on Dec. 14; Regina Pozzi, Organist and Director of Music Ministry will perform on Dec. 21; Organist and Director of Music for Traditional Worship Frances Burmeister will perform on the Dec. 28 concert. For more information, visit or call 336 721-7300. Now through Dec. 2 - Medicare Annual Enrollment Sessions The Medicare Annual Enrollment period will take place from Oct. 15 to December 7. To assist Medicare ben eficiaries, the annual enrollment ses sions are being offered on Fridays from Oct. 21 through December 2. The sessions will assist Medicare beneficiaries to review their drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans and make changes if necessary. Trained Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) coun selors will be available to assist in the enrollment process. Enrollment ses sions will be conducted on the fol lowing Fridays: Oct. 21 and 28; November 4, 11 and 18; and December 2. All of the enrollment sessions will be held at the Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem, 1700 Ebert Street. One hour appointments will be offered from 1 pjn. - 5 pjn. Space is limited. Appointments must be made by calling the Shepherd's Center at 336-748-0217. Now through Dec. 10 - Road Closing Hawthorne Road, between Magnolia and Coventry St., will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. - 5 pjn. from now until it reopens on Saturday, Dec. 10, if the weather per mits it. The road will have a detour See Com. Cel. on B9 I Ingram (

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