The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Host 3rd Annual BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting Saturday August 6, 2016, 8 am – 11:30 am

"Greensboro, NC - The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (501 Yanceyville Street) will host a Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Challenge & Tomato Tasting Bar on Saturday August 6th from 8 am - 11:30 am on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay & Yanceyville St.

Local restaurants will create their best bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich using their favorite recipe.  Customers will sample all sandwiches and vote for their favorite BLT creation.  This year’s competitors are Tessa Farm toForkThe Green Bean, and Blue Spoon Cooking School  representing the Greensboro Farmers Market team.  Additional teams may be added.  The winner will be announced at the end of market.

Patrons can also sample a variety of tomatoes that will be in season and grown by market farmers:  Pink Girls, Sun Gold, Cherokee Purple, Husky Cherry, Juliet, German Johnson, Big Beef, and Plum tomatoes are just a few of the popular varieties to taste. 

Enjoy live music by local artist Louis Allen beginning at 8 am followed by Laura Jane Vincent at 10 am.  There will be kid friendly activities out on the lawn and picnic table seating is provided. Patrons are encouraged to bring seating or picnic blanket to the event.

The cost is $5 per plate, while supplies last, with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb.­

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays 7 am to 12 noon and seasonally through December on Wednesdays 8 am to 1:00 pm.
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

Forsyth Tech Opens Onsite Child Care Program to Train Early Childhood Ed Students

Forsyth Tech’s new Early Childhood LAB School
features a bright, contemporary, age-appropriate and stimulating
learning environment for children ages 3 to 5 years old.
"(Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech has opened an Early Childhood LAB School at 2410 Oak Grove Center on the college’s Main Campus in Winston-Salem that is designed to provide Early Childhood Education students with onsite supervised, hands-on teaching experience and instruction. The program is open to Forsyth Tech faculty and students as well as the general public and is now accepting applications.  

The LAB school has been created for children ages 3 to 5 with a maximum capacity of 15 children. The half-day program runs Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon, giving children up to four hours of participation in an enriching and well-planned environment. The best-practices program is designed to stimulate growth and development, meeting the individual needs of each child. The daily curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, art, music, math, science, language and literacy, dramatic play, gross and fine motor coordination, and technology. Nutritious snacks are also provided. There is a one-time registration fee of $75 and tuition is $300 per month per child.

“We are so excited about the opening of our Early Childhood LAB school—our vision for this teaching facility has been 15 years in the making,” says Karatha Scott, the lab school coordinator. “This program is vital to the training of our early childhood education students, and provides them with the same level of expert training, instruction and supervision that’s available at four-year institutions. It represents an investment in the future as most of our students will get jobs right here in our local community after they graduate.”

Forsyth Tech Early Childhood Education interns are carefully supervised and coached by certified teachers who possess strong backgrounds in early childhood education and who mentor the students in how to administer quality, nurturing care in an environment that is developmentally appropriate, stimulating and comfortable.

Parents are welcome to interact with their children via the Observation Room or Parent-Resource Corner, which is stocked with age-appropriate books, games, technology, book packs and other academic materials that are available for parents to check out. The Parent-Resource Corner was created through a $23,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation and is designed to develop literacy pathways with innovative school-to-home and home-to-school learning options for parents and their children.

The LAB school schedule will align with Forsyth Tech’s academic calendar year schedule.

For more information, contact Karatha Scott at 336.734.7974 or

- A Press Release

EMF to Perform World Premier from 10-Time Academy Award-Winning Composer

"(GREENSBORO, NC) – The Eastern Music Festival will premier a new piece from 10-time Academy Award-winning composer, conductor and pianist  Sir AndrĂ© Previn, at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 23, in Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium.

Previn is famous for his film scores of Porgy & Bess, My Fair Lady and Gigi. Almost all of the world’s major orchestras have sought Previn’s work, from the Boston Symphony Orchestra to the Royal Philharmonic.

A week full of EMF events provide local listeners a chance to sample a variety of world-class music.   

On Wednesday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium at Guilford College, Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will teach a master class that is free and open to the public. Audiences will have a unique opportunity to hear Vieaux, who NPR describes as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” as he works with students from the EMF’s Guitar Program, which is now in its second year. No tickets or reservations are needed. (is that right?)

Sunday afternoon, EMF hosts a free Open House at Guilford College featuring the talents of its 227 Young Artists and 80 plus Faculty Artists (is that correct since the festival orchestra is performing?). Performances include:

1:00 p.m.        Percussion Ensemble, Dana Auditorium
2:15 p.m.        Guitar Program Recital, Carnegie Room
3:00 p.m.        Pianopalooza, Sternberger Auditorium
4:00 p.m.        Conducting Fellows Showcase with Eastern Festival Orchestra, Dana Auditorium

On Sunday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m., New Orleans-based Tuba Skinny and local guests the Swamp Nots will play a mix of New Orleans jazz and old-time string band music. This free concert is part of the EMF Fringe and MUSEP series, which annually draws crowds of several hundred to the Founders’ Lawn at Guilford College. (I sort of beefed up the numbers as a self-fulfilling prophecy)

Between a world premier from an international star, a master class with a Grammy-winning guitarist and a family-friendly Sunday evening show, be sure to experience EMF in the festival’s second-to-last week.

About Eastern Music Festival:
Eastern Music Festival stands among the country's premier summer music educational programs and most imaginative performance festivals. With a 55-year history of both artistic and educational excellence, EMF attracts artists, students and audiences from around the globe to Greensboro each summer during its five-week festival. EMF’s 2016 performances began June 27 and continues through Saturday, July 30. Concerts are presented at Guilford College, UNCG, High Point University, Appalachian State University and in venues throughout the community such as Temple Emanuel, Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church and in public libraries. Over 65 performances, workshops, seminars and master classes will be presented.

Beyond the Festival, EMF produces and presents Fringe series and other programming throughout the year.

For more information about Eastern Chamber Players and the 2016 EMF season,

To purchase tickets or for ticket information visit our website

or call Triad Stage at 336-272-0160."

- A Press Release


CLEMMONS--- Local favorite, River Ridge Taphouse, is bringing the newest rage spanning as far as California to Germany to the Triad with its new, Yoga and a Beer Series.
What’s this, one might say, when they first hear of the hottest trend hitting yogis and/or Taphouse fans. Yes, it’s true. The new craze spanning the country, and even the world as there are several reported pubs in Germany who are offering this new, hip combo, is combining two loves; yoga and beer.  

According to Yoga instructor, Ericka Edwards, also River Ridge Taphouse’s Event/Catering Coordinator & Social Media Marketing Specialist, River Ridge Taphouse is the perfect venue for a yoga and beer series.

“When I joined the River Ridge Taphouse family a couple of years ago, we started looking at ways we could better serve our community and the Triad,” says Edwards. “One area where we developed a niche is offering a good variety of gluten free/vegan options. Others include consistently offering great live music, being on-top of the newest and hottest trends in craft and tap beers, and hosting unique events no one else in the area is doing. It’s what’s proven to set us apart from other Taphouses and kitchens in the area.”

Theories as to why yoga and beer events are so quickly taking off range from yoga feeling more mainstream for those who would not necessarily go to a traditional yoga studio, to making exercise more appealing by turning it into a social event as well something that’s good for you, to making yoga more appealing to men because it is being hosted in a place where they are more comfortable and frequent; whatever the reason Triad residents will be able to experience the perfect pairing that is sweeping the country at the Triad's own River Ridge Taphouse.

Series dates for July are Sunday the 10th and the 24th from 12:00 P.M. – until. Cost is $10 per session. Reservations are recommended. Sessions include a 60-minute yoga class (beginner’s level) followed by a beer of choice from the series pre-selected beer menu.  To reserve space guests should call 336.712.1883.

ABOUT RIVER RIDGE TAPHOUSE Established in 2013, River Ridge Taphouse specializes in offering an extensive craft beer selection, vegan and gluten free entrees, and nightly entertainment.
Known for being an active part of the community with involvement in such events as the Triad’s ever-popular Earth Day, River Ridge is recognized by locals as being the neighborhood go-to for good times and fun, friendly people.
Boasting forty-one craft beers on tap and a multitude of handcrafted dishes, River Ridge Taphouse also hosts a private dining room for parties, meetings, and seminars as well as offering full-service catering.
Located at 1480 River Ridge Drive Clemmons, NC 27012, River Ridge Taphouse is co-owned and operated by local resident, John Edwards. For more go to


"WINSTON-SALEM, NC. Spring Theatre proudly presents the classic musical Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Jr!  Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony awards, this production features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken ant Tim Rice.

The show is directed and choreographed by triple threat Jessie Grant, with music direction by Triad-renowned musician David Lane. Stage managed by Courtney Howell, the show will be costume designed by Jennifer McKie, with scenery by Ryan Bickler.
Spring Theatre was founded in 2013 by producer Erinn Diaz, and the company puts on several youth community productions each year.

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Shows are Friday, July 22nd at 7pm, Saturday, July 23rd at 7pm and Sunday, July 24th at 2pm.
Performances will be at The HanesBrands Theatre located at 200 North Spruce Street in Winston-Salem, NC.  Ticketsare $15 total which includes all taxes and ticket fees.
To purchase online tickets, go to or call the Hanesbrands Box office at (336) 747-1414.

For more information on Spring Theatre, call 336.283.8688 or email"

- A Press Release

Eric Darius to perform at Downtown Jazz Presented by the Winston-Salem Federal Credit Union this Friday night

Eric Darius
"Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) has united with Post Entertainment to present the 2016 Downtown Summer Jazz Series. The featured artist will be smooth jazz Saxophonist Eric Darius.

Eric Darius is one of the true rising stars of Smooth/Urban Jazz. Adored and treasured by his growing legion of fans. Eric tours constantly with such superstars as Maxwell, Joe, Mary J. Blige, and many others. Additionally Eric is a mainstay of Smooth Jazz radio, having already had 8 Top 10 hits in his young career.

Eric s first single from Retro Forward, a remake of Pharrell’s Happy is already climbing up the Smooth Jazz radio charts, and promises to be Top 5 at the time of the album s release.

Superstar producers Tony Dixon(Babyface, Beyonce) and Bluetooth (Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks) ensure that Retro Forward is brimming with today s hit sounds while still retaining a firm footing in the world of Jazz. Highlights include Eric s hit single Happy, the heartfelt ballad Never, the funky title track Retro Forward, and much more.

The opening act will be Sandra Crenshaw. The concert will be held on Friday July 8, 2016 at Corpening Plaza.  Start time is 6:00pm.  This is a free event. The Triad is welcome to come out and enjoy this national smooth jazz act. For more information about the concert series go to or "

- A Press Release