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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION COURSE
Healthcare is an industry with growing job opportunities. If you are planning to enter this field, you will need some credentials. The Office of Continuing Education at North Carolina A&T State University is offering the Pharmacy Technician Certification Course. The 50-hour course will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9:30pm, from September 29, 2015 – November 17, 2015. This course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy filed and sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination. For more information, contact Pat White in the Office of Continuing Education at 336-334-7810.
2ND ANNUAL GREENSBORO SUMMER PICKLEBALL CLASSIC AUGUST 27-29
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its 2nd Annual Greensboro Summer Pickleball Classic August 27-29 at the Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 16th St. The tournament is sanctioned by the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA).
Pickleball is often described as a combination of tennis, badminton, and racquetball. Named one of the fastest growing sports in America by Athletic Business Magazine, participants are expected from around the state and southeast. The event is sponsored by Pickleball Central, Pickleball Wares, PickleballNOW, and Mt. Olive Pickles.
The tournament consists of both men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles in the 19+, 35+, 50+, 60+, and 70+ age brackets. The tournament begins Thursday, August 27 with a practice session from 12 noon to 6 pm. Tournament play starts Friday, August 28 at 9 am. To register, go online at www.greensborosportsplex.com or visit the Sportsplex. The tournament is free for spectators and open to the public. For more information, contact James Goodyear at 336-373-3280
50TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT: THEN AND NOW
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM) celebrates 50 years of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On Thursday, August 27th at 6:00pm. The museum invites all to join Professor of Law, Theodore Shaw, UNC- Chapel Hill and Chris Brooks, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Director, for an insightful discussion about the 1965 voting rights Act, then and now. The ICRCM is located at 134 South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. Visit their website sitinmovement.org for details.
7TH ANNUAL HERITAGE & MUSIC FESTIVAL - WARNERSVILLE
The Warnersville Community Coalition will host the 7th Annual Heritage & Music Festival, Saturday, August 29th from 2:00PM until 7:00pm at Warnersville Community Center in Greensboro. Featuring Signature Soundz, Sonya Bennett-Brown, Jay Bird , Aycock Drumline and more. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a fun-filled day of music and food. This event is FREE and everyone is invited!
GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA - WARNERSVILLE
The Warnersville Community is the oldest African American planned neighborhood in Greensboro and we’re celebrating 150 years at the “Historical Gospel Extravaganza”, Sunday, August 30th at 3:00pm at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1210 South Eugene Street in Greensboro. Featuring Gospel Choirs from the original churches within the Warnersville Community including: St. Matthews, New Zion, St. Phillips, St. James, Prince of Peace, Wells Memorial and Shiloh Baptist Church. This event is FREE and everyone is encouraged to attend.
FISCAL BOOT CAMP: MOVING YOU TOWARD FINANCIAL FREEDOM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Sigma Kappa Omega Chapter and Ben L. Smith High School PTSA to host Fiscal Boot Camp: Moving You Toward Financial Freedom, Saturday, September 12th from 8:30am until Noon at Ben L. Smith High School, 2407 South Holden Road in Greensboro. The workshop will provide information to the community on financial literacy, wealth building, home ownership and entrepreneurship – to increase overall family savings and decrease debt. For more information contact Tanya Robinson Caldwell at 336-382-5142.
TRIAD GOODWILL HOST HIRING EVENT
The Triad Goodwill, a community leader in career development and job placement will host a Hiring Event, September 2nd at the Mayodan Career Center, 6625 NC Hwy 135 in Mayodan. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally, bring copies of a current resume and arrange for childcare prior to arrival. For more information, call 336-949-4849 or visit their website www.traidgoodwill.org
ZUMBA FOR LESS @ NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
The NC Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro will host Zumba Fitness Classes, Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30pm, beginning September 14th thru November 4th. Enjoy Zumba, Aerobics, Dance, Stability Ball exercises and more! It’s FUN and you’ll forget it’s EXERCISE. The cost is $25 for 16 classes. To register, call 336-641-2421.
HALLELUJAH NIGHT AT KINGDOM VISION LIFE
Kingdom Vision Life will host Hallelujah night, Saturday, October 31st from 5:30pm until 8pm. Come out for an evening of fellowship, games and a trunk or treat!!Come out for an evening of fun and fellowship. For more information, call 336-850-1044
OAK HILL CATHEDRAL OF GLORY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY
Oak Hill Cathedral of glory, 690 Sunset Drive, Bassett, VA 24055, having a clothing give away on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., bag lunch will be served. In His Service, Oak Hill Cathedral of Glory. Where Dr. Todd Foster is the Pastor.
MARS HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR
The Mars Hill Baptist Church is having the annual choir anniversary. Date for this event is Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3pm. Many local choirs will be in attendance on this day. Come out and enjoy the celebration of praise in song. The address of the church is 1331 E. 4th Street in Winston-Salem, NC and phone number is (336) 722-0675.
JAZZ LEGEND MARCUS ANDERSON, GREGORY AMOS AND THE GROOVE MASTERS BAND IN CONCERT
Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency presents jazz legend Marcus Anderson in concert, with special guests Gregory Amos and The Groove Masters Band, Friday, September 18th for an evening of jazz at the Dynacon Event center in Greensboro. General Admission is $40. For tickets call 336-274-1507 or visit their website piedmonthealthservices.org
WORSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY @ TEMPLE OF CHRIST CHURCH MARTINSVILLE, VA
Join us Temple of Christ Church Martinsville, VA as we worship in the community on September the 5th at 12pm on the property of D & D Auto Detailing 1001 Memorial Blvd S Martinsville, VA. We will be joined by Elder Levi Turner and the Crusaders. We are looking for an awesome time as we reach the souls and the Lord saves them. Come join us in this awesome experience that will take place in our community. A fish fry will be taking place during and after the service. If you have any further questions please contact Brittany Turner at 423.967.8706
SICKLE CELL 2 DAY CONFERENCE – DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
Improving the Health of Individuals and Families Living with Sickle Cell is the theme of a joint two-day conference with experts from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, ECU, Cone Health and Carolinas Healthcare System on September 11th and 12th at the Duke University School of Nursing. All health professionals, patients, and families affected by sickle cell as well as medical and nursing students are encouraged to attend. Both days are designed to provide the latest information on sickle cell research and treatment and the common medical and psychosocial complications associated with the disease. The first day will focus on adults with sickle cell; the second day will focus on children and adolescents with sickle cell. Child care is available on day two. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-684-1625 or visit nursing.duke.edu.
HOLMES GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNUAL BRUNCH AND WOMEN'S DAY
The United Methodist Women of Holmes Grove United Methodist Church will host its annual Brunch and Women's Day celebration at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 26th. The theme will be "Queen Ester & the Women of God: Knowing Our Place." Our speaker will be Minister Pamela Brown McCormick, Associate Minister, Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro. Pam serves as bible study teacher for Future Hope Single Parents Program. She also volunteers with Raising a Reader and Thriving at Three; programs also at Mt. Zion. This event is free and open to the public. Please register by September 19th by calling 272-6302.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND BALLOON RELEASE
The Guilford Coalition for Medication Education, Detection and Safety and The Alcohol & Drug Services will host a candlelight vigil and balloon release in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Thursday, August 27th at 7pm at 119 Chestnut Drive in High Point.
MRS. EMILY TARPLEY JOHNSON GOSPEL PROMOTER ANNIVERSARY
Mrs. Emily Tarpley Johnson will celebrate her anniversary as a Gospel Promoter in the Virginia and North Carolina Area, September 19th at4 p.m. The celebration will be held at Bellevue Baptist Church located at 854 Luna Lake Road in the city of Danville, VA. Special guests will be Doc McKenzie and The Gospel Highlights of Lake City, South Carolina. Everyone is cordially invited. For more info please call 434 – 836 – 1425.
SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY AT NC A&T
Are you looking for a career that is in high demand and will get you started on your career path? The School of Technology offers eight (8) majors that all lead to high job placement and competitive salaries. Those majors are Applied Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Electronics Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Geomatics, Graphic Communication Systems, Information Technology, and Motorsports Technology. For more information about our programs, call 336-334-7359 or visit us online at www.ncat.edu/sot.
THE PURPLE AFFAIR – BIRTHDAY AND CD RELEASE FOR BRANDON LAMONT SMITH
The Purple Affair The 28th Birthday & Single Release Concert For: BMI Gospel Recording Artist
Brandon Lamont Smith Saturday, September 12th at 5:00 pm, Chosen Generation Outreach Deliverance Center, 2440 Brentwood Street in High Point. Featuring: Community Holiness Praise Team of Jamestown, NC, Kimberly Mitchell & Restored of Thomasville, NC
Cedar Cliff Holiness Church Young Adult Choir of Graham, NC, United House of Grace & Mercy Mass Choir of High Point, NC, Chris Davis of High Point, NC, Dashon L. Crowder of Monroe, NC, T-Shep of Greensboro, NC. Special Guest: Gospel Recording Artist Domonic Ricks of High Point, NC. Also featuring: (As seen on BET Bobby Jones Gospel) Silent Praize of Greensboro, NC Event Facilitator will be Evangelist Biddy Newborn of Raleigh, NC *Everyone please wear any form of PURPLE*
WELLS MEMORIAL 29TH ANNUAL PRAYER AND LIFE CONFERENCE
Wells Memorial invites you to our 29th Annual Prayer and Life Conference, "Praying the Scriptures" beginning, Monday-Friday September 14 – 18th at Wells Memorial Church Of God In Christ 1001 E. Washington St. where Dr. Herman G. Platt is the Pastor. The Clinic begins everyday Mon-Thur with Prayer 8 am and enriching Lecturers and workshops from 9 am -12 noon. Each evening beginning at 700 pm there will be an inspirational, spirit filled speaker followed by Late Night Prayer. A Prayer Breakfast and Communion will take place Friday, 18th at the church at 730 am. ALL ARE WELCOME.. For further information contact Rosanne Roberts, Coordinator 336-392-4003.
WHITE OAK GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - "A CALL TO DUTY" YOUTH CONFERENCE
Pastor Cory Graves and the FIYYA (Favored and Inspired Youth & Young Adults) ministry of White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church presents "A Call to Duty" Youth Conference. The conference (geared toward ages 7-25) will include an opening session on Friday, August 28th featuring Minister Greg Hester of Calvary Covenant Fellowship of High Point, NC and various guest ministers of music. Saturday, August 29th will include workshop sessions on topics such as "Who Am I?", "Discovering Your Gifts and Talents" etc. Saturday's session will culminate with a service featuring Minister Chad Armstrong of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, NC. Registration is $15 per participant with a group rate of $10 per participant. Contact Minister Johnathan Stowe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BOOK SIGNING: FACING OUR FUTURE: BUILDING STRONG BLACK MEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
You are invited to attend a book signing and community forum for the acclaimed work entitled Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men In The Twenty First Century on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Dalton L. McMichael High School 6845 Highway 135, Mayodan, NC 27027. Books are available on site. An opportunity to purchase a signed copy for yourself and friends. For questions please call 336-427-7864. To purchase a copy in advance, you may do so at www.facingourfuture.com
THE NEW SAINT PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH EVENTS
-Sunday, September 13th 10 AM is our annual Family & Friends Day with food, fellowship and fun!!
-Monday, September 14th through Wednesday, September 16th 7 PM nightly will be our revival themed "TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK" with guest evangelist Reverend Jerome Lee, Jr. pastor of St. James Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC.
-Saturday, September 19th 11 AM - 2 PM Josephine B. Neal Women's Luncheon "STEPPING OUT IN FAITH" with our guest speaker Prophetess Nicole Bonds pastor of The Life Church, Lynchburg, VA. Tickets for the luncheon are $10.00.
-Sunday, September 27th at 3 PM fellowship worship experience "UNVEILING HIS GLORY" with our special guests Pastor Jason Davis and The IMPACT Church family. To purchase tickets for the luncheon, please feel free to contact me at 336.344.0473. For more information of these events or other NSP happenings, visit our website at TNSPBC or our Facebook page at The New Saint Paul Baptist Church.
CALVARY CHRISTIAN CENTER - FREE NIGHT OF WORSHIP
Calvary Christian Center's Worship & Arts Weekend is Sept. 11-12! This year’s event will kick off with a FREE Night of Worship featuring Casey J on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7pm followed by Worship Enrichment Sessions on Saturday, Sept. 12. Group and Individual registrations are available. Register today at www.calvary-cc.org. We want to see YOU there!!!!
2015 ALL CLASS WILLIAM PENN HIGH SCHOOL TAILGATE REUNION
The William Penn T.I.G.E.R.S. Association, Inc. will hold its third all class tailgate reunion on September 5, 2015 at the Washington Terrace Park. This gala is the largest fundraising event for the association every other year. Proceeds of this event will go to the Association’s Scholarship Fund. The tailgate will begin at 10 am with fun, food, music and vendors. It will end at 3:00 pm. Our dance will begin at 9:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel and great food will be served. Tickets may be purchased now for $20.00 and $25.00 at the door, if not sold out. For further information, please call 336 889-3830 between 11 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
LIPSCOMB GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - WOMEN'S DAY
Lipscomb Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its annual Women's Day on Sunday, August 30th at 11:00 a.m. The speaker for the occasion is Minister Rachel Oliver-Cobbin, Associate Minister at Ebenezer United Church of Christ. All are welcome to attend.
LIPSCOMB GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
Lipscomb Grove Missionary Baptist Church Women's Fellowship is sponsoring a BFF Breakfast at Golden Corral on Roxboro Road in Durham at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29. The speaker will be Rev. Renee Harris. For more information, contact Janice Brooks at 336-270-9618.
CALVARY CHRISTIAN CENTER - HOLY CONVOCATION SERVICES
Calvary Christian Center would like to invite you to celebrate 14 years of ministry September 30th-October 4th. Holy Convocation Services will be held at 12:00 and 7:00 P.M. September 30th -October 2nd followed by an A&T Tailgate Party on October 3rd. To close out the week, there will be Worship Services on Sunday, October 4th at 7:30, 9:00, 11:00, and 3:00. Additional information available at www.calvary-cc.org or by calling 336-852-3100.
"SUNDAY'S BEST-DANCE EDITION" COMPETITION
Praise dancers and mime teams from Charlotte and the surroundings areas are encouraged to showcase their talent in the 2016 Sunday’s Best Dance Competition, hosted by Unique Performing Arts Christian Company in Charlotte. The competition will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3:00pm at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Charlotte. To register your team or for more information call 704.300.0899 or visit their website www.upacconline.org/
THE BENAJA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY – ENROLLING NOW!!!
The Benaja Christian Academy, a private Christian school, is now enrolling students for grades Kindergarten - 3rd grade. What makes The Benaja Christian Academy the right choice for your child?
1. Low teacher student ratio
2. Integrated faith and learning
3. Low tuition rates at $200 per month
Please enroll your child today!
The school is located at 600 McWalker Road in Reidsville, NC
For more information, please contact Dr. Zandra Pinnix at 336-342-1166
B NATURAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS FALL MUSIC AND DANCE CLASSES
B Natural Academy of Music and the Arts registration is now open for our Fall Music and Dance Classes. The sessions are 18 weeks and classes will be held August 11th -December 17th. Please call (336) 274-0703 or (336) 272-PLAY (7529) Mon-Thurs., 10:30am-4:30pm, for additional information.
FRESH BUCKS AT MARKET SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET
The Market Square Farmer’s Market in Reidsville gladly accepts SNAP/EBT and in 2015, your SNAP/EBT dollars will go even further at the farmers market with Fresh Bucks! Fresh Bucks tokens are extra market dollars for SNAP/EBT recipients to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. For every $10 or more SNAP/EBT benefits exchanged for market tokens, the customer receives $10 in Fresh Bucks tokens. For example: $15 in SNAP + $10 in Fresh Bucks = $25 to spend at the market! If a customer spends less than $10 of their SNAP/EBT benefits, then they receive the equivalent of their purchase in Fresh Bucks. For more information visit www.ci.reidsville.nc.us
7TH JOHN W. COLTRANE MUSIC EDU-TAINMENT FESTIVAL
The 7th Annual John W. Coltrane Music “Edu-tainment” Festival, Saturday, October 3rd at 1935 Ghio Osborne Road in Hamlet, North Carolina from 12pm until 7pm. Celebrating Roots & Talents of NC Sandhills & SC PeeDee Regions. Seeking Premium musicians, singers, authors, poets, artists and dancers, also seeking sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, donations, supplies, volunteers and talent. For more information, call 347-286-8742 or visit their website www.jcmef.com
APPLIED ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT NC A&T
Are you a high school senior interested in engineering and hands-on learning? Then the Applied Engineering Technology Department at NC A&T State University is your best choice! This undergraduate degree program provides you with engineering foundation, technological hands-on skills and industrial management basics. After your graduation with this degree, many large companies will welcome you to join their working teams with very attractive compensation. If interested, please call the Office of Student Success at 336-334-7359.
NC A&T CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER
Attention all Students, Faculty and Staff at North Carolina A&T State University Get into shape at The Campus Recreation Center located on the corner of Benbow and Bluford roads. Validated students' memberships is included in your tuition and Faculty and Staff memberships are just $120.00 Annually or $10.00 a month with payroll deduction. Please contact the Campus Recreation Center staff at 285-4230 for more information. We are helping Aggies create a healthy lifestyle! Aggie Pride!!!
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month, 6-7:15 pm. Caregivers are invited to attend for support, to learn and share information about caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. Open sharing is encouraged and confidentiality is stressed. The next meeting will be Monday March 16 at 2105 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro. Scott Herrick of the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter will speak on “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors: Driving, Finances and Doctor’s Visits.”
MASTER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT NC A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
Cultivate and let your business mind flow while receiving your “MBA” Master of Business Administration at North Carolina A&T State University. With flexible online and on campus classes, personalized classrooms, and accessible instructors success is right around the corner. Learn with efficiency and purpose to manage people and processes, handle business problems with solution- orientation, read and interpret news and reports, communicate business ideas, and gain an understanding of business strategies. NC A&T will set you on the right path to a bright future in the business world. Worried that receiving your MBA isn’t in your budget? No problem! NC A&T offers affordable AACSB accredited programs ranging from Accounting to Human Resource Management, and Supply Chain Systems. The only thing standing between you and your MBA is you! For more information about the MBA program at North Carolina A&T, visit our website at www.ncat.edu/mba or speak directly with the MBA Director by calling 336-285-3291.
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FALL ARREST HARNESSES RESEARCH
North Carolina A&T researchers are looking for experienced roofers to participate in a project on fall arrest harnesses. There will be monetary compensation for participating. For more information, call 301-437-2602.
MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC AT NC A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
Has anyone in your family been bothered by emotional, behavioral or substance abuse problems. If so, we are here in the community to help. The Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness is a mental health clinic that provides services for individuals across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, and adults, as well as their families. Our skilled clinicians are able to assess and treat a variety of conditions. Our specialty area is trauma recovery using an approach that recognizes that everyone has strengths, regardless of what they may be struggling with. Our services are based on principles of empowerment, trust, safety, choice and collaboration. A variety of payment options are available for your convenience. We are located on the edge of A&T State University’s campus at 913 Bluford St. Free parking is available. To schedule an appointment call our office today at (336) 285-2605.
SPARROW’S NEST INC. COMMUNITY RESOURCE WEBSITE
The Sparrow’s Nest Inc. , a youth leadership organization, in conjunction with the City of Greensboro, are developing a community resource website, called Hiphub.org which will feature Greensboro nonprofit organizations which offer programs for children, teens and families.
This directory is being offered for free to any nonprofit or faith based organization desiring to inform the public of the services they provide. This could include afterschool and weekend programs, dance programs, charter schools, etc. Each nonprofit would receive a 200x200 banner ad with their logo, a brief mission statement and a link to their webpage.
For profit businesses can support this initiative and advertise their services for a small fee for the entire year. For more information call 336-549-0146.