Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Apple Pancake Day on Saturday, Nov. 1st from 8 AM til 12 PM

"Greensboro, Oct. 17, 2014 – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is serving up apple pancakes as a part of our Apple Pancake Day. The pancakes will be prepared by Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex, a regular vendor at the market.

Customers will also be able to sample a wide variety of mountain-grown apples that are available in the market.

There will be live music all morning out on the lawn (weather permitting) starting with Rufus Webster at 8 am - 10 am followed by Dean Driver at 10 am - noon. Hear a preview of Dean Driver at reverbnation.com/deandriver.

Pancakes will be $5.00 per plate with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb
Market.

About the Market


Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit."

- A Press Release

Historical Museum Gets Spooky This Saturday

"Everyone loves a good, spooky tale and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown brings something new to each story she shares. Join her on Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery behind the Greensboro Historical Museum for Ghost Stories in the Graveyard featuring family-friendly “spooky” tales. Even the most timid listener becomes involved in Brown’s stories, helping to create the mood and the sound effects—the leaves rustle, the doors creak, and the ghosts whisper.

Brown specializes in stories about historical mysteries in North Carolina and has published several books: Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Piedmont, Folklore and Food: Folk Tales that Center on Family and Food and Down-Home Cooking all of which will be available that day.

From 2:30 to 6 pm, revelers of all ages have the opportunity to explore the rest of the Cemetery during a Cemetery Walk. “Ghosts” of Greensboro’s past will be there to share their stories from long ago. And fans of classic films will also get to see the restored 1929 version of Phantom of the Opera at 2:30 pm and The Cat and the Canary, a spooky and comedic film from 1927 at 4:15 pm in the auditorium. The films are rated PG.
This event is part of the Greensboro Youth Council’s Ghoulash celebration, an afternoon of free and fun Halloween activities in the Cultural District.

The Greensboro Historical Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program and accredited by the American Affiliation of Museums, is open daily except Mondays. There is no admission fee. For group tour information, call (336) 373-6831. For general visitor information, go to www.GreensboroHistory.org or call (336) 373-2043.

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The Greensboro Historical Museum is a division of the City of Greensboro Public Library Department. The City works with the community to improve the quality of life for residents through inclusion, diversity, and trust. As the seventh largest employer in Greensboro, the City has a professional staff of 2,800 employees who maintain the values of honesty, integrity, stewardship, and respect. The City is governed by a council-manager form of government with a mayor and eight council members. For more information on the City, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov or call 336-373-CITY (2489)."

- A Press Release

The 29th Annual Piedmont Blues Preservation Society's Band Blues Challenge Sunday at the Blind Tiger

"The 29th Annual Piedmont Blues Preservation Society's Band Blues Challenge will be held Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at the Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden Street.  This year's challenge will host twelve (12) bands, five of which are from outside North Carolina; with entrants from Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The remaining bands are from Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The nonprofit group, Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, as part of it's affiliation with the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN has been holding Solo/Duo and Band blues challenge talent contests since it's inception in 1985. Winners of the talent contest advance to the International Blues Challenge held every year in Memphis. This past year over 250 International acts filled the venues on Beale Street to vie for top honors.

Two preliminary rounds of six acts will get underway at 1:00pm at the Blind Tiger, with the top three acts moving to the final round. Admission to the event is $5.00 for PBPS members, $7.00 for general public until 5:30 when general public admission rises to $10.00. Additionally, we are selling raffle tickets for a custom built Ambrosia Maple snare drum crafted by David Kindred valued at $1200.00. Raffle Tickets are available at the challenge and online at http://piedmontblues.org. All proceeds from the ticket sales, raffle, and food sales at the blues challenge  will be used to defray the costs of travel for our first-place finalists in Solo/Duo and Band Challenges to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge in January.

Here are the acts and preliminary round timeslots for each.  The top three places in each round will draw for their time slots in the Final Round after the second round has been tallied.
Round 1-
1:00 - Bobby & The Good Times
1:25 - 3 Cylinder Dynamo
1:50 - Amy & The High Lonesome Boys
2:15 - Marvelous Funkshun
2:40 - Flying High
3:05 - Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Band - Virginia
3:30 - Break for Score Tallies and announcement of top 3 advancing to Final Round

Round 2 -
4:00 - The Bell Hornets - Virginia
4:25 - Jake & The Comet Conductors - Tennessee
4:50 - Gene Gene and the Blues Machine
5:15 - Peter May & The Rough Band
5:40 - Raisin' Cain Band - South Carolina
6:05 - The Bush League - Virginia
6:30 - Break for Score Tallies and announcement of top 3 advancing to Final Round


The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society held it's Solo/Duo Challenge last Sunday with 12 solo/duo acts. First place in the solo/duo competition went to Peter May from Winston-Salem, Second place went to Todd Verts & Danie Jones of Greensboro, and Third place went to Morgan Geer, from Asheville.  We congratulate all that competed."

- A Press Release

New Winston Museum 'Living Out Loud in Winston-Salem'

"Please join New Winston Museum on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5:30pm for our next Salon Series event, "Living Out Loud in Winston-Salem," in honor of National LGBT History Month. The discussion will feature a panel of local LGBTQ advocates exploring past accomplishments, joys and challenges facing the Winston-Salem community. Panel participants include Teri Hairston, Mark Maxwell, Gary Trowbridge and Frank Bendetti, Brent Morin and Li Hooper. 


This event is part of New Winston Museum’s 2014 Salon Series calendar. The monthly Salon Series features a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. This event is free and open to the public. Overflow parking available in the Old Salem Visitors Center lot. For more information contact us at 336.724.2842 or info@newwinston.org."

- A Press Release

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Moves To Aycock Middle School During A & T Homecoming Saturday Oct. 25, 2014

"The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will make a temporary move to Aycock Middle School Cafeteria located at 811 Cypress Street on Saturday Oct. 25, 7 am - 12 pm, as N.C. A & T celebrates their Homecoming.

The market at Aycock Middle School will operate at normal hours 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. offering a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, and locally produced meat. There will be plenty of parking located off the Yanceyville Street side of the school.

Enjoy live music from the very talented Laura Jane Vincent all morning long.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will offer SNAP/EBT during this move.

You will soon be able to check our Facebook event page for a list of vendors that will be participating! So come out and purchase all your vegetables for the week and then head down to watch one of the best parades in town!

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections."

- A Press Release

Downtown Business Owners Collaborate with Downtown Greensboro Inc. to Launch New "Let's" Campaign


"Downtown Greensboro, Inc., in collaboration with downtown businesses and Qub, will be launching its new awareness campaign, “Let’s”, designed to refresh and evolve downtown Greensboro’s image. The proposed campaign will communicate a cool, cosmopolitan, and vibrant urban center destined to attract, re-engage and retain participants.          

The first incarnation will be focusing on “Play” and will celebrate local dining, entertainment, culture, and retail in downtown Greensboro. The campaign will use psychographics instead of demographics and will highlight generational and ethnic diversity while promoting local businesses including restaurants, museums, galleries and shops.
Various downtown businesses have donated the majority of their services to create, produce and execute this campaign. These businesses include Qub, Ink Photography Productions, Locke Management and Salon Medusa.

“It’s time for Greensboro to have confidence in itself,” says Eric Robert, owner of Qub and project lead on the campaign. “The time has come for us to stop trying to emulate other cities and finally realize that we can be cool on our own terms. We have a lot to offer and it is imperative for us to raise our production value and overall creativity to support the large investments currently underway in our center city.” 

Jason Cannon, President & CEO of Downtown Greensboro, Inc., said:  “DGI is excited to be bring Downtown a new brand identity that speaks to all the things that make our Center City a great place for entertainment and leisure. We envision this new marketing package to be a unique visual showcase of Downtown Greensboro’s strengths.”  
The campaign is set to launch locally via social media and area publications later this year before launching statewide. Robert hopes to be able to create future iterations of the campaign, which will emphasize downtown’s other unique attributes."

- A Press Release

Salem Band Holiday Concerts


"Salem Band will present two free performances of their popular Holiday Concert this December in Winston-Salem. The concert theme is “Mother and Child.” Enjoy classic and popular holiday favorites, as well as some new music to celebrate the season. Salem Band is accepting donations toward their exciting National Memorial Day Concert Series trip to Washington D.C., representing North Carolina with their performance for veterans from across the nation as part of a Musical Celebration of Peace. Salem Band will also accept donations on December 16 for Sunnyside Ministry in Winston-Salem. For more information, visit our website: www.salemband.org or contact Eileen Young at 336-413-2180 or eileenyoung@triad.rr.com"

- A Press Release

PULL! Old Salem Sporting Clays Open to Take Place November 7

"On Friday, Nov. 7 from 8am-1 pm, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host a Sporting Clays Open at Shane’s Sporting Clays at 6319 US Highway 158 #B in Summerfield, NC. 

Shooters of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate in the tournament, which will benefit Old Salem Museums & Gardens. All participants will enjoy a 50-target sporting clays shoot, a light breakfast and barbecue lunch. 

Participant registration is $125 per person, $500 for a team of four. This cost covers the target fee, shells, meals, a participation gift bag, and an event t-shirt. Guns will be available for rent from Shane’s Sporting Clays for an additional fee.


For more event information or to register, please contact Sarah Chandler (336-201-5177, schandler@oldsalem.org)."

- A Press Release