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Grandparents’ Day It Takes a Village to Teach a Child: How Retired Teachers Are Still Giving Back to Classrooms Meet Malcolm A OK Day: Compassion Games – September 11 – 21 College Knowledge: Investing in Our Students! Ballet & Performing Arts Centre Wake Your Family and Friends, It’s Time Again for Demon Deacons Football

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have barely started to roll again and we have that nice little holiday to remind us that summer is officially over. I left a big piece of my heart in Greenville at the end of August, so I was already well aware of that fact! My house is certainly a lot quieter with both girls back at college. I already miss them, but feel blessed beyond measure that they are able to balance their fun with their school work. Always easier to be apart when you know they are happy and thriving.

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This month also brings sweet remembrances of my dear nephew and granny. Ryan would have turned seventeen this month. He and my granny shared the same birthday month, and so this month will leave a huge void in our family celebrations. None of us knows exactly what heaven will be like, but my granny was the most wonderful baker, and if there is an oven and kitchen around…she is making him the BEST red-velvet cake ever! The September issue features Meg Brown Home Furnishings. If you’ve never visited their beautiful showroom, you are missing out! It is filled with many beautiful items and will certainly spark ideas to create the décor you

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Grandparents’ Day By Susan Woodall

am the luckiest of the lucky! I have three smart, beautiful, loving daughters. All three have brought their father and me unbelievable pride and joy. We watched them grow up, graduate from college, get married and settle into their own adult lives. It was wonderful, watching them buy their first homes, start careers and be responsible adults. We knew grandchildren would come eventually and were overjoyed when our first granddaughter was born.

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The incredible love you feel for your grandchildren is amazing. Everyone said, “Just wait until you have a grandchild, it is the best!” Better than having your own child? Is that true, or even possible? Although it is as powerful as the love you feel for your children, it is different. In my case, our grandchildren, we now have three, do not live in the same town. My visits with them are mainly of the “fun” variety—going places, playing games, and, I'll admit it, “spoiling” a little. It is wonderful to watch your child raise a child—and I have been very impressed! My daughters and sons-in-law are raising their children to be self-confident and secure, loved and loving, disciplined, responsible and faithbased. The times I have stayed with them while their parents were away, while great seeing and being involved in their day-to-day lives, were also exhausting. I wonder if I would have the patience or fortitude to raise children as a grandparent, and yet I know there are many my age and older doing just that. Where some cultures honor and revere their elders, ours is not one of them. Many feel stressed and annoyed when having to deal with an aging parent, forgetting they may one day be facing the same situation. If our elders move to retirement homes,

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we assume they are happy being around people their own age, so we don’t call or visit as often as we should. Thankfully, we can correct this by participating in Grandparents’ Day. When I heard there was a Grandparents’ Day, my initial reaction was that it was just another commercial venture, but that is far from the truth. Hallmark had to get permission to produce cards for the occasion several years after President Carter officially proclaimed it in 1978. Grandparents’ Day was founded by Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, whose primary motivation, according to the website, was “to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide.” She was not interested in gifts but in getting families to spend time together, laughing, learning, bonding and enhancing the communication between generations. McQuade wanted to remind us of the importance of the contributions made by the elderly among us and let them know that their lives had substance and meaning. Grandparents’ Day is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, the date is September 8th. If you are unable to spend the time with your parents and grandparents, consider contacting nursing or assisted-living homes to see if there is someone who could use a visit. With our busy lives, it is hard to imagine we will ever be lonely, but there are many, many shut-ins passing each day with very little social interaction. Consider weekly visits or even fostering an elderly person. It is amazing, the joy that will come into your life and your child's life. They will learn so much, not the least of which is the

gift of compassion. Our girls were fortunate to have both sets of grandparents in their lives. They can look back at wonderful times spent with them, learning and conversing about a myriad of things made more special by being together. This Grandparents’ Day, make time to spend with the elderly. It will be the best gift you will ever give or receive!


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It takes a Village to Teach a Child How Retired Teachers AreBy Still Giving Back to Classrooms Maria Glazener is here, school is back in full swing, and everyone is excited about the promise of a new school year. Even the teachers who are not teaching feel the need to continue to help out with current teachers. You know the saying, “Once a teacher, always a teacher.” The desire to help children and fellow teachers never stops. Nowhere is this more evident than The Educator Warehouse. While many of the supplies and materials donated are from companies and corporations, there is a good number of teachers who contribute.

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Karel Chandler, Director of The Educator Warehouse says, “I am overjoyed at the materials we get from fellow teachers. They still want to share in the magic of teaching, and help out any way they can by donating supplies and donating their time by volunteering at The Warehouse!” “We receive the best supplies of books and teaching materials from retired teachers, “says Karel Chandler. “ I am continually amazed at what retired teachers bring to our Warehouse!” And these supplies come from far and wide. One teacher, Carol Rayle, who had moved to Vermont, found The Educator Warehouse online and contacted Karel Chandler. “We emailed back and forth for 6 months,” says Chandler, “and we were finally able to coordinate a freight carrier. The 10 boxes of supplies arrived neatly packed and organized and were stocked full of books, reading materials and teacher resources. I was absolutely amazed at how much she had donated!”

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Janet Brown from Clemmons is a retired Kindergarten Teacher from Wilson, NC. She contacted Karel and brought six bins of stuff, which happened to be three trips by car to get all of her supplies to the Warehouse! “Retired teachers have a lot of stuff and they feel better knowing that other teachers will be able to use their supplies and not have to spend their own money on them,” says Karel, “and we are so happy to receive all of their donations!” Another example is Vivian Speas, who worked in ESL and was not able to get her materials to The Warehouse. Chandler drove over to her house in Pfafftown three times to collect the generous amount of donations that Speas had for her. The stories keep growing and so does the Educator Warehouse! Chandler says, “We continue to receive materials from local teachers and educators and look forward to receiving more from this dedicated group of people who have found their calling in teaching children to learn and grow!”

If you have materials that you would like to donate or you would like to donate your time, please contact Karel Chandler: kchandler3@msn.com or 336-817-1673. For more information, you can visit The Educator Warehouse online at http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/56720.


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Meet Malcolm loves basketball, has red hair and blue eyes, and charms women and girls wherever he goes. He also has an extra 21st chromosome, which results in the condition known as Down syndrome. There are more than 400,000 people in the United States with Down syndrome, and about 1 in every 691 children born in the U.S. has it, too. It is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition; however, not many people realize that October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. In fact, not many people realize how many children and adults with Down syndrome live, work and play in the community around them.

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To change that, the National Down Syndrome Society started the “Buddy Walk” in 1995. This event promotes awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) held its first Buddy Walk in 2000 and will hold its 13th on Saturday, Sept. 28, at West Forsyth High School. “Raising awareness and encouraging acceptance of people with Down syndrome is so incredibly important,” said Laura Laxton, Malcolm’s mother. “Regardless of when you find out your baby has Down syndrome, the first thought is, ‘What does this mean?’ because it’s the unknown. People fear the unknown, so we want the general public to be able to see and interact with people who have Down syndrome. That’s the only way they can learn that the extra chromosome doesn’t matter; these are still people with likes, dislikes, senses of humor, and so on.” Malcolm’s first Buddy Walk is not one he will remember: It took place not quite two weeks after he was born. But Malcolm and his family have participated in and worked on the Buddy Walk in the years since. Laura has done pre-registration and Tshirt distribution, and Malcolm’s father, a teacher at West Forsyth, coordinates hosting the event at the

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school and organizes the high school students who volunteer to help at the Walk. “Last year, we had more than 100 students come out, and they did everything from setting up, to helping with games, to cleaning up and generally assisted in any way they were needed,” said Stuart Egan, Malcolm’s dad. “I had kids coming up to me afterward saying they had too much fun to think of it as service hours, that they stayed longer than they planned because they were having a great time. Several wanted to know when the next one would be so they could sign up.” In fact, one student who volunteered in 2011 and 2012 described the experience as “amazing” and is coming home from college that weekend, specifically to help with the Buddy Walk. Experiences like that, said Laura, make such a difference. “The images that come to most people’s minds when they think of Down syndrome are terribly out-of-date and frequently inaccurate. People with DS can live into their 50s and 60s, hold jobs, live independently, get married… Just like everyone else, each individual has unique abilities and strengths. We don’t want Malcolm to be limited by preconceived ideas about what he can and can’t do.” Dana Alley, Executive Director of the PDSSN, said the organization works hard to grow the Buddy Walk each year. Festivities this year include a talent show, games, inflatables, train rides, a special tent for teens and adults with Down syndrome, and more. Greensboro band Big Bang Boom will headline the entertainment, and local employers and volunteers will be recognized. Food and beverages, such as Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Papa John’s Pizza, Bojangles’ and Biscuitville, are free of charge. Alley applauded the generosity of platinum sponsors—The Winston-Salem Foundation; Hanesbrands, Inc.; Anue, Inc.; Lamb Foundation: and

Lindley Habilitation Services—and gold sponsors Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC); and Charles Hines & Sons, Inc. Their support, she said, not only ensures a good time for Buddy Walk attendees, but also helps the PDSSN raise the money it needs for programs and activities that support local residents with Down syndrome and their families. Those include a First Call program for new and expectant parents, the Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome group (D.A.D.S.), the Exceptional Families parent education and support group, the Next Chapter Book Club, the No Limits II Dance Club, and more. So, if you’re interested in a fun, family-focused event, plan on joining Malcolm, his family, and a host of other fantastic people at the 2013 Buddy Walk on Sept. 28 at West Forsyth High School! For more information or to register, visit www.pdssn.org. Questions or inquiries about helping or sponsoring? Contact Melinda Gentry (BuddyWalk.pdssn@gmail.com, or 336-714-9120), or Dana Alley (Dana.pdssn@gmail.com or 336-480-8871).

Who: Everyone! What: The Piedmont Buddy Walk When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Where: West Forsyth High School, Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons Why: To increase awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome


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A OK Day Compassion Games - September 11-21 the heydays of the U.S. space program, Mission Commander Shorty Powers coined a term that captured the attention of the country and became a catch phrase for positive thinking. “Everything’s A-OK,” Powers would say, when all systems were good for a launch.

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The City of Winston-Salem is bringing back that phrase for a special day on September 13. “We’re calling September 13 ‘A-OK Day’ in Winston-Salem,” says Andrea Parker, one of the leaders of the Compassionate Winston-Salem movement. “For us, ‘A-OK’ stands for Acts of Kindness. We’re encouraging everyone in the community—children, youth, adults, families—to make a special effort to show kindness to everyone and everything around them.” A-OK Day is part of a month-long observance of Compassionate Action Month declared by Mayor Allen Joines. His action followed unanimous endorsement of the Charter for Compassion by the Winston-Salem City Council in July. “With the leadership of the mayor and city council, we submitted an application to Compassionate Action Network International to have Winston-Salem recognized as part of the growing movement of cities of compassion,” said Jerry McLeese, Chairperson of Interfaith Winston-Salem, the nonprofit organization that originated the effort locally. “We were notified in August that Winston-Salem officially has been named a ‘city of compassion.’ We’re only the 19th city in the world to receive that recognition. Others include Seattle, Louisville, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Houston. The honor recognizes the great altruistic spirit of this community, while showing that we are committed to working more diligently to address lingering problems like hunger, homelessness and poverty.” The compassionate cities movement grew from efforts by writer Karen Armstrong, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who participated in an event called “Seeds of Compassion” in Seattle in 2010. It has grown rapidly, and more than 150 cities are actively working to achieve the recognition that Winston-Salem can now claim.

The number of ways to perform Acts of Kindness is unlimited. Here are a few suggestions, but with your creativity you can identify others. • Donate used books to charitable organizations • Perform for a community that serves older people • Read to a child • Listen to a child read

Winston-Salem will join other cities of compassion in the Compassion Games September 11–21. During that time, participating cities will see which can record the highest individual involvement and number of hours of compassionate volunteer service to the community.

• Give someone an IOU for one hour of free service

Parker cited a few of the many compassionate activities that are planned in Winston-Salem in September.

• Smile at someone you don’t know

Volunteers at Temple Emanuel and Highland Presbyterian Church are putting the final touches on the county’s first school food pantry, which will support families that have children at Moore Magnet School.

• Learn about another culture or tradition

“Mission: Feet First,” a nonprofit created by Emily and Keith Davis of Fleet Feet Sports, will fit 46 middle and high school children identified by The Shalom Project with free high-quality shoes.

• Return a shopping cart

Pre-school children will join youth and adults in a program called “Parking Meter Boos.” They will feed quarters into downtown parking meters where time has expired.

• Tell your mother, father, sister, brother, family, friends you love them

“We hope people will respond spontaneously to the invitation to our A-OK Day and that this can become an event everyone looks forward to each year,” Parker said.

• Place trash in garbage containers; recycling in recycling bins

• Help a neighbor rake leaves this fall • Buy the coffee for the person in line in front of you • Ask someone you don’t know to tell you their name • Start a piggy bank to help a charity • Make blankets for the homeless • Write a “thank you” letter

• Use less plastic • Forgive yourself for a mistake • Give a free hug • Show an animal you care • Send flowers to an unsuspecting person • Collect canned food for a food pantry or food bank • Donate used clothing to a clothing closet

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Investing in Our Students! Knowledge is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization hosting private college fairs and awarding substantial scholarships to North Carolina students. Scholarships awarded range from $2,500 to $10,000. These scholarships are granted to students who successfully pursue and obtain an undergraduate or graduate diploma. Students are registered at the fairs and then must complete essential criteria, at which time the organization will transfer award funds to the student’s chosen college or university. The college or university must be participating in College Knowledge programs in order for any program monies to transfer on behalf of a student.

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The mission of College Knowledge is to provide substantial scholarships to students, thereby reducing college loan debt. Our innovative approach offers an exclusive opportunity for students and parents to comfortably spearhead their interest through exploring alternatives presented by colleges and universities at each fair. College Knowledge is strategically designed to present a blueprint for students to follow, with reasonable criteria that do not require an essay and without a hidden agenda. The goals and objectives of College Knowledge are to invest in our students for generations, as they are the entrepreneurs who will forge the future. The significant difference between College Knowledge private college fairs and other fairs nationwide is the immediate award of substantial scholarships to students at every event. Universities and colleges are invited to participate in fairs by qualifying invitation. This year’s 2013 schedule offers two events in the fall. Universities register to participate and then receive event folders identifying venue and other details of each fair.

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Since the fairs are hosted in central North Carolina, students from surrounding counties may attend and participate at no cost and with no essay. Colleges and universities continue to increase tuition beyond the rate of inflation. College students are saddled with crippling debt of more than $1 trillion in student loans. College loans are not forgiven and may be repaid through garnished wages, as well as social security benefits. Excessive student borrowing is likened to risky mortgages. College Knowledge offers financial alternatives, enabling students to complete post-graduate studies while minimizing loans. Criteria for students awarded scholarships include: • Registration at College Knowledge private fairs • GPA of 2.5 or higher • Family combined income of less than $110k annually • Interview with CEO, VP, or CMO of the College Knowledge organization • Presentation at a future College Knowledge fair • Assist and advocate at two private College Knowledge fairs • Provide a copy of acceptance letter, financial award letter, and proof of deposit • Complete and obtain undergraduate/graduate degree, or pay back 50% of award granted Consequently, students need to ask their selected university’s admission office if they participate with College Knowledge programs. If they are not currently on board, give us a call or email, so the organization can determine them eligible for participation. If you would like to learn more about our program or to donate toward investing in our students, send an email to collegeknowledgeinc@yahoo.com, and we will be delighted to answer all questions. Presenting

financial alternatives for college expenses is a win-win proposition and a responsible act for all living in an eroding economy. Approximately 250,000 residents live in Forsyth County. If each Forsyth County resident donated $25.00 to College Knowledge scholarships, students would be awarded $6,250,000 over the next three years toward post-graduate studies. Can you imagine investing in our students with such a profound statement? Collectively, we can empower our students for creating visions of business development that will ultimately strengthen America. I cordially invite you to join our effort in curbing college loan debt and offering financial alternatives to our students. First, you can send a $25 donation to College Knowledge; 2111 Weststone Road, Clemmons, North Carolina, 27012. Second, you can send us an email and let us know which universities you would like to see participating in our program. Third, you can ask your local high school if it has informed its students of our program, as well as advise any students you know personally to contact us. And finally, if you are in a position to be a benefactor or know someone who is, request a benefactor form and information identifying the levels of support at $1k, $5k, $10k, $20k and $50k, all of which is awarded 100% to eligible students. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. We look forward to hearing from all those who will join us in making financial alternatives available for college students. Please email us at collegeknowledgeinc@yahoo.com, or call 336-703-7237 directly. The heritage of our past is the seed that brings forward the promise of our future!


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The Ballet & Perf orming Arts Centre By Meghan E.W. Corbett

are certain elements of childhood that stand out. Birthdays, holiday celebrations, summer camp and school are all vivid memories for most of us; and so are activities like athletics and hobbies that shaped who we would become as adults whether we knew it at the time or not. One such activity shows even the youngest participants how to be responsible, follow directions, use teamwork and perfect listening skills.

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“Dance provides culture as well as physical activity,” said Natalie Mizell, owner and artistic director of The Ballet and Performing Arts Centre. “For a dancer of any age, dance helps with motor skills, musicality, teaches discipline, structure and helps students to work well in groups and as individuals. It also helps build confidence and self esteem for all aspects of life. I have had some students be painfully shy and once they got on stage, they came alive.” Mizell earned her BFA in dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a grant in 1997 from Smart Start to develop storybook dancing for preschoolers. Those who know dance and the intricacies of ballet respect and admire Mizell for her dedication and knowledge of technique as well as her creative and refreshing approach to beloved performances such as The Nutcracker. “From the dancers, costumes, exquisite backdrops and snowfall, The Nutcracker will be a show not to miss,” said Mizell. “Our 2013 Nutcracker will once again be performed at Reynolds Auditorium on Friday, December 13th at 10am (special school show), 7pm and Saturday, December 14th at 2pm. Tickets for the school show (an abbreviated version that is one hour long) are $10, Friday evening and Saturday matinee performances are full-length versions with adult tickets available for $20 and child tickets at $15. Special group rates are available. The Nutcracker has been a tradition for our school for the past 15 years and [will be for] many more to come. From youngest to oldest, students and parents love it. It gives students a sense of accomplishment and a desire and dedication to work harder in class. For all cultures and religions, the story is a timeless, cultural classic and inspirational in creating imaginative holiday spirit for children of all ages. Mizell’s long history with dance and dedication to the art has given her wonderful memories to cherish. “The best memories I have of the studio are watching students grow up dancing in the school, graduating college and coming back to visit,” said Mizell. “Meghan Wham and Paige Ehlers danced at The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre from three to 17 years of age. Meghan has returned to assist in teaching and in the office. She will graduate from Queens University in the spring of 2014 with a teaching degree. Paige Ehlers graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and has plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall of 2014.” The success these two girls have achieved is due in part to the responsibility and discipline they learned as children through activities like dance. “Dance is a skill that stays with students forever,” said Mizell. “Even if you are not going to major in dance or become a professional dancer, dance is a learned skill that challenges your mind and body. I have hand picked the best instructors for our school because quality is important. A great dance teacher has an enormous impact on students. A great dance teacher makes students love the art, and students then strive to work harder in class. Our students are the number one priority. We not only want dancers to learn proper technique, but also want them to enjoy dance at the same time. We normally don't have themes for our productions, but focus on stories for the ballets such as The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. We are not just a ballet school. We offer ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop for boys and girls and have competition teams. We want students to be well rounded in all areas of dance.”

The Ballet and Performing Arts Centre is located at 5365 Robinhood Road, Suite E in Winston-Salem and is currently accepting fall registration. Prospective students are encouraged to take a free trial class. For more information, email Natalie at Balletandperformingartscentre@gmail.com, call 336.923.2585 or visit www.balletandperformingartscentre.com. 16 • forsythfamilymagazine.com


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make game day the best time ever. The Wolfpack of N.C. State come to town on October 5, along with the Maryland Terrapins on October 19, the Florida State Seminoles on November 9, and finally, the Duke Blue Devils visit BB&T Field on November 23. Wake Forest has seven starters returning on offense and eight on defense. Once again, they will be led by senior quarterback Tanner Price and “Mr. Excitement” himself, second-team All-ACC receiver Michael Campanaro.

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What I love about football season is that no matter who you are, there’s always something special about this time of year. For area singles, whether you’re a Demon Deacon alum or avid supporter of Wake Forest athletics, you can’t deny the fun and excitement this time of year brings. Tailgating with your friends at Texas Pete Deacon Tailgate Town on Baity Street, enjoying live entertainment, good food, warm and cold beverages alike, interactive games, sharing in the moment with your favorite people, and watching some of the best football in the nation! For area families there’s equal fun to go around with an added flair. Prior to each home game, kids and families can enjoy the special pre-game festivities, including inflatables, face painting, food, entertainment, and a chance to be a part of the Deacon Walk, showing support for the Triad’s ACC team as they arrive at the stadium 2 hours prior to kickoff. One visit on game day will have you hooked, as you witness families and children of all ages enjoying their own tailgate parties, displaying the Old Gold and Black colors along with the Deacon flag, and sharing in the excitement of game day in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Of course, for many, once the gate opens, even more family fun awaits on the famous Deacon Hill. Here families can enjoy a picnic-type atmosphere as they watch the play on the field, while lying on blankets together or in specially designed chairs available for rent just for the occasion. The kids enjoy the great food and camaraderie as much as the high-flying entertainment on the field. There’s no doubt, once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want it to become an annual family tradition. This season the Demon Deacons are visited by an array of talented teams that should provide lots of hard-hitting, big-play-making moments that 18 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

There’s also one other very special opportunity ahead for the Deacons and, in particular, Coach Jim Grobe this season, as he is only five games away from becoming the winningest coach in Wake Forest football history. And, if you’ve ever had a chance to meet Coach Grobe, you know he will be extremely deserving of this title when it comes. He represents the school, his team, and the ACC with utmost class, a strong passion for the sport, a tremendous love and respect for his players, and is a true leader in every sense of the word. Photo by Brian Westerholt

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of the great things about living in a major college town is that once summer is officially over, the fun is only just beginning. Fall season brings with it the changing leaf colors, cooler, more comfortable weather, and oh, yeah, FOOTBALL! In Demon Deacon country this represents the start of good times, more special memories and edge-of-your-seat excitement.

Fans can get an opportunity to meet Coach Grobe and the rest of the Demon Deacon football team, along with athletes from the fall sports teams in field hockey, volleyball, cross country and women’s soccer at the annual Wake Forest Fanfest held at BB&T field on Saturday, August 17, beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be entertainment, food, games for the kids and lots of autograph opportunities available. The event will also feature Select-A-Seat, where fans can choose and reserve their season tickets for the 2013 season from the best remaining seats available. The event and parking is free and is an excellent primer to get you, your family and friends ready for the upcoming season. The Demon Deacons open their season on Thursday evening, August 29, at 6:30 p.m., when the Presbyterian Blue Hose come into BB&T field. The second home game features the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks from the Sunbelt Conference on Saturday, September 14, at 12:30 p.m. Season ticket packages are available, including the ever-popular Deacon Hill package. Make your plans today to be a part of the good times and excitement that is Wake Forest football. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website at www.wakeforestsports.com. You can also order tickets by calling (336) 758-6409, or buy your tickets in person at the Wake Forest ticket office, located at Bridger Field House at BB&T Field. GO DEACS!


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Danielle Kattan Cakes • Pastry • Cuisine By Meghan E.W. Corbett are few things better than a made-from-scratch dessert! The cake industry has definitely seen an explosion in the last decade, as more and more people demand more than a generic cake made from boxed mix to celebrate all the special occasions in life. When your next occasion demands the very best, let Danielle Kattan— Cakes*Pastry*Cuisine—deliver just that!

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“When I was growing up, my mom [made] cakes,” said owner Danielle Kattan. “I always loved seeing her decorate, as I loved arts and cooking/baking. When my husband and I, with my four-month-old baby, moved from my home country of Honduras to Winston-Salem, I realized I was at home with a baby and no work permit. I thought to myself, maybe I should learn how to make cakes and follow in my mom's footsteps.” Kattan wanted more than to rely on what she learned from her mother and decided to enroll in some professional training courses. “When my eldest son turned one, I decided to study culinary arts,” said Kattan. “I attended Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), and after two years, I finished my culinary degree. From there on, my cake journey started.” Just as her professional and personal life was falling into place, Kattan’s husband announced that he had been relocated to Thailand for work. “We spent three wonderful years there, and I continued honing my skills, while also attending Le Cordon Bleu Thailand in Thai Cuisine.” Once back in the

states, Kattan returned to her craft full time with her own business. “It has been eight years since I started this career, during which I have specialized in fondant/sugar techniques and anything involving cakes,” said Kattan. “I love taking the time to do intricate designs and one-of-akind pieces that take anywhere from three to 16 hours to complete, depending on the details.” In addition to her love for baking, Kattan also enjoys the reasons behind the orders. “My cakes are meant to represent a person’s or a couple’s joy,” said Kattan. “I like to talk to the person/couple and try to absorb as much of their essence and ideas, and then I can transform it into a unique piece for them to enjoy during that special day and keep it in their memories for a long time. All my cakes are made from scratch, including my fondant. My base recipe comes from my mother. She taught me how to do the most delicious vanilla cake. From this one flavor, I have created all of my other flavors.” Often, cake chefs are either remarkable artists or fantastic bakers. It can be difficult to find one that can do both impeccably, but Danielle Kattan has worked hard to perfect both talents. “I love art, so any cake that can let my imagination flow is my favorite cake to design,” said Kattan. “I am also more of a sculptor, so 3D cakes are also my favorites. I think people are starting to realize that cakes represent a celebration for a special occasion. It can be a birthday, a wedding, anniversary, etc., and for that, it deserves to be treated with all the love it signifies and to be the showpiece of the night, next to the guest of honor. Plus, technology and all those cake shows on TV have helped even more for people to want those beautiful cakes that can express their dreams.” Moreover, Kattan’s time in Thailand led to other great talents in exotic cuisine that she shares with her clients, in addition to her workshop offerings. “Beside my cakes, I also offer small workshops for birthdays,” said Kattan. “I bring a small cake for each person to the host house, and I show them the basics about decorating. At the end, they take the cake home to enjoy. This can also be done with cookies or finger food. I also offer Thai cooking lessons for adults.” For more information, email Danielle Kattan at info@daniellekattan.com, call 336.391.2151, or visit the website at www.daniellekattan.com.

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Whose Homework Is It, Anyway? By Cecilia Marshall, Ph.D.

brings cooler temperatures, falling leaves, football season and… HOMEWORK!! For many parents and students, homework can become more than just an exercise in practicing and strengthening skills learned in class. In worst case scenarios, Wednesday’s spelling test becomes Tuesday evening’s family nightmare!

taking turns reading; parent acting as a “scribe” to write down the child’s ideas; helping with organization skills; highlighting directional signs on math sheets (to name just a few).

Teachers generally advise that homework belongs to the child (not the parent). For most average or above-average students, this advice works very well. An otherwise good student who gets one or two zeros on missed or forgotten assignments will learn from the experience with minimal damage to his/her overall academic standing. The student learns from the “natural consequences” of his/her actions without the parents having to intervene.

Many students work better in brief time periods separated by short breaks. For example, set the timer for 10–20 minutes (whatever your child’s attention span will realistically tolerate); clear the work area of everything but items necessary for the task; and set a goal for the work period. When the timer goes off . . . STOP and take a short break. Repeat the process until the homework is done or the time limit suggested by the teacher is reached.

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What if your child doesn’t seem to learn from these “natural consequences” or takes hours to complete work that should take only thirty minutes? Many students with learning or attention disorders or other challenges will fall into this category.

Some students will complete their assignments only to leave them at home or lose them in the “black hole” at the bottom of the backpack. It helps to have a specific place in a note book or folder for completed work; and then make sure it gets there!

Talk to the teacher. Find out how much time the teacher expects the student to spend on homework. If your child has worked hard and cannot finish in a reasonable time . . . STOP! A sleep-deprived child is not fun for anyone! Attach an explanatory note to the homework. Many teachers will extend a deadline or give some credit for partial completion.

Last but not least . . . Communicate . . .communicate . . . communicate!

Try some “short cuts.” Your child’s teacher may allow some short cuts that will help your child finish more promptly without compromising the learning experience. Examples include

These are general suggestions that will need to be customized to fit the needs of your student. Regular communication between parents, students and teachers is the best way to accomplish this. Don’t wait until a crisis arises and everyone is upset! Good luck with the homework . . . and don’t forget to check the backpack!

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The Tooth Fairy Knows… By Heather Spivey

teeth can be a traumatic experience for your little ones. They may be concerned about eating, for fear of a loose tooth falling out while they are chewing. They have all these new spaces in their mouth, making eating, and even talking, a little different. However, it can be a fun experience too—explaining the fact that these little teeth are coming out and the big ones are coming in as permanent teeth!

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Another exciting aspect is a visit from the Tooth Fairy, which was featured in a recent episode of the ABC sitcom Modern Family. After your little one loses his or her tooth, the common ritual is to place the tooth under their pillow. As they sleep peacefully, the Tooth Fairy flies in and whisks the tooth out from under the pillow and leaves a treasure, typically a monetary one, perhaps coins or paper bills. If you stop and think about it, it is a strange story that this nighttime fairy comes in and takes your child’s tooth for money. Prior to a visit from the Tooth Fairy, there’s a lot to be decided. What is the going rate for a baby tooth? Are front teeth more valuable than back? How does she (I’m assuming the Tooth Fairy is a she; aren’t most fairies?) know when your child loses his or her tooth? And the most recent question from our little guy when he lost his 3rd tooth while we were at the beach—will she know we are out of town? Only you can answer these questions, because there are many factors to consider; for example—how many children are in the household that the Tooth Fairy must visit? And will your child go and tell how much money the Tooth Fairy left him or her and find out it was a lot more or a lot less than their friend’s fairy? I can tell you the Tooth Fairy that visited our son, Jackson, while we were at the beach, moved one of his stuffed animals, and the next morning that was the first thing he noticed. He was so excited that she had done that in addition to his monetary reward. To him it was a hint that she had been there, even before he looked under the pillow. Jackson was as excited about his animal being moved as he was the money left behind. That just goes to prove that money isn’t everything—especially to these innocent little ones.

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A Business Built on Family & Community By Carolyn S. Peterson Photos by One Shot Photography


“We really strive to do our best from start to finish with every customer,...”

only do Meg and Davin Brown, owners of Meg Brown Home Furnishings, share a passion for their family, sons Andrew and Adam, and their business, but they also love the community that has supported them from the start and is an important part of why this couple does what they do. Having both worked in the furniture industry in different roles, they saw a need in the community for a furniture store with more of a style and fashion focus. They wanted to create a store with more up-to-date designs that their friends and neighbors could afford. They also felt they could offer better quality and value than the catalog merchants that are very popular. “Since we opened in 2006, we have been very fortunate with the response from our customers,” said Meg.

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Excellence in Customer Service – In Store and After Delivery From the moment you enter Meg Brown Home Furnishings, customers are greeted with beautiful vignettes, giving them ideas of what might be possible in their own home; and because items can be bought right off the floor, there’s always something new in store. Even though the merchandise changes from day to day, the philosophy on the importance of customer service remains the same, with a focus on constant improvement. “Because of this, our staff and I are always designing and creating new areas for our customers to view and get ideas,” Meg commented. And yet with all the items on the showroom floor, customers don’t feel overwhelmed. Meg and Davin have a thought on why that is the case. Meg Brown Home Furnishings is a 15,000 square-foot space, including 11,000 of which is showroom; large enough of a selection to

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furnish an entire home, yet small enough that customers do not get overwhelmed and frustrated. Once inside the showroom, customers are greeted and allowed to browse. “Our salespeople are trained to try to be helpful, but never try to pressure someone into buying something. We want people to feel like they can stop in just to say ‘hello,’ or see what we have new without being hassled by a high-pressure salesperson,” Meg stated. In an effort to continue the positive customer service, Meg Brown Home Furnishings now offers a complimentary in-home design consultation for clients and has added many brand names. “Our home design visits may include measuring the room, furniture placement and assistance with fabric, furniture and accessory selections from our store. After our initial visit, our designer will contact the customer and set up a meeting at our store to present our recommendations, which usually happens within a week of the visit,” said Meg. Some of the additional name brands Meg Brown Home Furnishings now represent include Sherrill, Stanley, Hooker, Theodore & Alexander, Bradington Young, Hancock & Moore and Century. But customer service doesn’t end as you are handed your receipt. Making sure your purchases arrive, and are delivered and set up in your home, is just as important as helping you choose the items you want. “We really strive to do our best from start to finish with every customer, making an effort to be as accommodating as possible with scheduling deliveries. If a problem arises, we do everything we can to solve it quickly. We look more at what is the best way to solve the problem, not how we can solve this without spending any money. Our delivery team is part of our staff, so we train them to go the extra mile for our customers,” stated Davin.


Buying Local Leads to a Stronger Community These days the buzz words as far as where to spend your hard-earned dollars are “buy local,” which means that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned one, more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and even farms, thus continuing to strengthen the economic base of that community. Meg and Davin Brown believe wholeheartedly in the “buy local” idea and know what it has meant to their thriving business. “Where we shop, where we eat and have fun…all of it makes our community home. We are invested in the future of the community and hope to continue supporting local events, schools and charities for many years to come. Since Meg and I live in this area, we see our customers everywhere, including the YMCA, ball games, swim meets, school events and the grocery store. We know that the best advertising is making one customer happy and having that person share a great experience with others,” Davin commented. As Meg and Davin Brown look back over the past 7 years, they still hold to their original thoughts on their business. “Our goal has never been to be the largest furniture store, but to do the best job. We plan to remain focused on growing our sales through satisfied customers and doing our best to run the business the right way, never forgetting the community that has been with us from day one,” stated Davin.

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Go Out & Play!

September 15 – November 10, 2013

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is a physical activity program provided by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the BeHealthy Coalition. This September marks their 10th year of motivating community members to be more physically active! Step Up Forsyth is a FREE eight-week (on your own) physical activity program, held each year from September–November. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to be physically active for 30 minutes per day, five or more days each week. Participants are encouraged to track their physical activity minutes online, and prizes are awarded at random for those meeting the exercise goal. Each week, participants receive an electronic newsletter highlighting community events, seasonal recipes, exercise tips, weekly prizes and more.

exercise classes and cooking classes for participants. Interested in joining Step Up Forsyth? Participants can join as an individual or form a team. Registration and program details can be found online at www.forsyth.cc by clicking on the Step Up Forsyth logo. All ages are welcome to join; however, children must have parental consent to participate. Step Up Forsyth will begin on September 15th, with a kick-off at the Cycling Sunday & Family Fun Day event in downtown Winston-Salem. The event will be from 3:30–6:00 p.m., along the streets and greenway surrounding the Gateway Family Practice (390 W. Salem Avenue). Streets will be closed for car-free cycling, and educational and physical activity stations will line a portion of the Salem Creek Greenway.

The elementary school with most representation at the kick-off event will receive $400 in PE equipment for their school! In 2012, Step Up Forsyth had 1,035 participants, who logged a total of 1,210,469 minutes of physical activity. Upon completion of the 2012 program, prizes were awarded at random to participants who completed the program, and team trophies were awarded to the largest teams in select categories. Join Step Up Forsyth as they “Go Out and Play!” in 2013. For more information, please visit the Forsyth County website (www.forsyth.cc), or call Rebecca Thompson at (336) 703-3219.

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STAYING MOTIVATED membership…check! New shoes…check! Fresh workout gear…check! We all start out with the best of intentions. This time we mean it. But what do we do when all that “newness” wears off and we’re left feeling, once again, bored and unmotivated with our exercise routine? Here are three ways to stay motivated in your workout…

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Just Do It! No matter how driven you felt the first day of your new workout, that feeling often fades. First, it’s helpful to be aware that these emotions are common and inevitable at different stages along the fitness journey. We must not have unrealistic expectations that each workout is going to be filled with excitement and energy. Getting and staying fit is hard work and is a commitment worth fighting for. You’ve heard it before… “Nothing worth anything comes Kelly Lewis, CPT easy.” Fitness is no exception. If you stop and think about it, often things we hold most dear are the most work. Hitting a fitness or weight-loss plateau can be so difficult and frustrating! At times like this, you must remind yourself what you are fighting for…your health, your self-image, and in some cases, your life. Dig deep…Push through…and JUST DO IT!

Switch It Up! Are you bored in a stale routine? Try switching things up a bit. Don’t make this change more complicated than it needs to be. It isn’t necessary to spend an hour doing cardio and an hour on weights every day to get fit. Work smarter. One of the best tools in exercise is your own body weight; think in terms of pushups, squats, lunges, etc… Try combining bursts of intense cardio exercise with strength-training moves back to back. I want to share with you one of my favorite drills that I use to challenge my clients. It’s called a “tabata.” A “tabata” is a type of high-intensity interval training that follows a specific format. It is 20 seconds of very high-intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 rounds. One “tabata” lasts 4 minutes. Exercises that could be used in a “tabata” are jumping jacks, push-ups or “burpees.” Your choice of exercise depends on your fitness level. Try putting several “tabatas” together for a short but intense, awesome workout. Now go ahead and SWITCH IT UP!

Picture It! Nothing is more motivating than seeing results. Whether it’s for the first time or after a plateau, nothing beats starting to feel strong, healthy and energetic again. Visualize yourself where you want to be in 3, 6, or 12 months from now. Visit that mental picture often, especially during those times when it feels difficult to stay motivated. Commit each day to staying focused, so when your hard work pays off you can look back and say, “I did it!” PICTURE IT…you’re on your way to a stronger, fitter, and healthier you…now, that is MOTIVATING!

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Local Teacher Attends Library of Congress Summer Institute in Washington, D.C. By Meghan E.W. Corbett

people are born to be teachers. For those who are not, teaching can be a very challenging career, both physically and mentally. For those who are, teaching is still challenging in many ways, but the rewards received from a career in a field they love are immeasurable. Emily Cagle was born to be a teacher. After earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Wake Forest University, Cagle went on to receive National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Studies degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Teachers like Cagle never stop learning and never stop bettering themselves for the benefit of their students.

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One way in which Cagle knew she could improve her creative vision for teaching was to attend the Library of Congress Summer Institute. “I was excited about the opportunity, because I thought that the Library of Congress Summer Institute would influence the way I taught in all subject areas,” said Cagle, first-grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School. “The Summer Institute emphasizes using primary sources in the classroom. The Library of Congress offers the Summer Teacher Institute for K-12 educators. I attended the Institute for a weeklong course on using primary sources in my first-grade classroom. We learned about analysis of documents, photographs,

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maps and many other types of sources. I was also able to learn about the Library of Congress website, which has millions of resources available. The possibilities for learning at the world’s largest library are limitless. Prior to the Institute, I expected to learn about using primary sources in the classroom. I felt that this would be most useful in teaching social studies to my first-graders. But to my surprise, what I learned during the Institute will be useful in teaching social studies, as well as language arts, math and science. I also built connections with teachers from across the country and have already begun to collaborate with them to plan lessons and units for my students. As a teacher, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with my students and I think I will extend my teaching abilities through The Summer Institute.” North Carolina is constantly changing requirements and curriculums to find what will foster the most learning possible, and The Summer Institute aids teachers in applying these new programs within their lesson plans. “The new Common Core State Standards Initiative, which North Carolina has recently adopted, emphasizes student comprehension of fiction and non-fiction texts,” said Cagle. “This Institute has equipped me with the tools necessary to teach my students to read and think critically about these sources. For example, students may examine an original draft of a poem. They will be able to see the changes made in the final draft of the poem. They can compare the two and discuss why changes were made. This can help them improve their own writing and revising skills. Through activities like this, students will be able to analyze and respond to the

primary sources. In many ways, it will affect the way I teach each day.” The Institute also prompted teachers to create lesson plans using what they learned. “Participants were required to submit a lesson plan that uses primary sources,” said Cagle. “My lesson plan involves examining George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s drafts of the United States Constitution. As I continue to add to the lesson, it will become a Constitution Day unit, which will be taught in September. Connections could also be made to patriotic music. For example, we could explore the sheet music for ‘Yankee Doodle’ and listen to vocal recordings. I am so excited to share this unit with my students. It is only the beginning of how I will use primary sources in the classroom. It is really powerful for students to build connections to the past and apply what they learn to the present and to their futures. [Before I left for the program I knew that] the strategies I would learn for implementing these sources in the classroom would allow me to expose my students to more real-world materials.” Emily Cagle is truly an inspiration to other teachers in the area, as well as those affected by her energetic teaching style and dedication to her students. “I love working with children,” said Cagle. “There are so many opportunities to be creative in teaching, and each day is different. There is never a dull moment in first grade! I am honored to have had the opportunity to participate and collaborate with the Library of Congress staff and with other educators.”

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Robot Fun Run McSawley was in charge, critiquing her crew of seasoned IT (Information Technology) professionals and keeping her eye on the clock. Everyone was hunched over a misbehaving robot. “We’ve only got one hour left,” she reminded them.

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Some ten-year-olds might be reluctant to lead a group of adults, but this rising fifth grader at Brunson Elementary School had the poise and confidence of someone three times her age. She was the mentor for her Robot Fun Run Community Challenge team. The competition was held in the Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium on June 28. Each team was comprised of local students and local companies/ institutions which took Lego Mindstorms robots and programmed them to run obstacle courses. For those used to Legos that just…sit there…Mindstorms are Lego robots that can be hooked up to computers, and thus programmed to do various tasks. During a rare moment of downtime, I asked McSawley if she saw engineering in her future. “I’m not sure,” she answered. “It’s a small possibility, but I also love animals. So, maybe a vet.” McSawley was paired with members of Inmar’s IT team. McSawley was paired with members of Inmar’s IT team. Inmar is a Winston-Salem-based technology company that manages billions of dollars in commerce transactions for the largest retailers, manufacturers and trading partners. There’s a very good chance the digital and paper coupons you use and the defective items you return will be processed through Inmar. Inmar IT gurus Jacob Bowman, Caleb Brown, and Jason Wyatt—with IT intern Taylor Miller—huddled around McSawley and their robot, which was not acting as it should. It was supposed to push rectangles of blue and white Legos into similar rectangles, forming Lego quilts. I looked over their hunched forms and asked how it was going. “We’re still working on everything,” McSawley said. “We have a mentally unstable robot.” The team, as its mentor noted, had a little more than an hour left to get ready for headto-head competition with other teams. All nine competitors were hungry for the Lego

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trophy, which actually was a trophy made out of Legos.

Robot Fun Runs have been a staple of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for three years. At first, only a few schools took part in competitions. Now, every middle school and many elementary schools compete in these robot Olympics. The program’s goal is to excite young people about science, technology, engineering and math. Event organizers thought that old pros like McSawley could mentor representatives of companies like Inmar in hopes that engineering, biotech, and IT professionals will take the lead and mentor young people at future competitions. Inmar’s Bowman was suitably impressed. “I have to admit I’m extremely surprised how intelligent these kids are. I mean, they’re in the fifth grade, programming robots,” he said. I asked him if he had competitions like this when he was in school. “No,” he laughed. “Our Legos didn’t move.” Time ticked away, and the Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium grew noisy with the sound of scientific competition. Each team got six chances to make as many points as possible. The “playing fields” were obstacle courses with tasks that varied in complexity. Difficult tasks, such as getting the robot to pick up a plastic ball, aim it at six Lego pins, and bowl a strike, earned the most points. As at most competitive events, trash talking was not uncommon. During round five, for instance, the team next to the McSawleyInmar team had placed a little Lego man on its robot. When the emcee asked her how she felt about that, McSawley answered, “We don’t need men to operate our robots!” As competition ended, all nine teams waited for the judges to count up point totals. Finally, the top five teams were announced. Sadly, despite a valiant effort, Inmar and mentor McSawley were not among those recognized. Inmar’s IT gurus exchanged looks that read, “Wait’ll next time.” And their ten-year-old mentor demonstrated her maturity yet again. “We tried, and I’m glad we tried,” McSawley said. “Place doesn’t matter.”


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Triple Threat By Justin Cord Hayes

want your child to have high selfesteem. You want him to be an expert at group cooperation. You want her to develop higher-level thinking through creativity. How do you instill these diverse qualities and skills in your son or daughter? Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting has the answer: arts education. The first time your daughter succeeds at complicated dance steps in front of an audience and basks in applause, her selfconfidence will rise like the flowing tide. When your son understands that forgetting his lines affects everyone and not just him, he’ll learn to become more focused on the good of the group. And anyone who’s ever heard of the Mozart Effect knows there’s a causal link between learning music and improving one’s higher-level thinking.

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“Watching kids learn and grow is the best part of our business,” says Kim Moser Hobson, who co-owns Triple Threat with Holly Grubb Smith. “It’s so gratifying.” Triple Threat refers, obviously, to the process of making your son or daughter a “threat” in music, dance and acting. But if one child is a budding Isadora Duncan with no interest in music or drama, and another is Jascha Heifitz incarnate born with two stubborn left feet, Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting will suit your needs. The bottom line: Your child can excel in one area or in all three areas. “We offer three areas of arts education,” says Smith, “so families can come here to one location instead of going all over the community for different lessons.”

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Classes at Triple Threat are offered for practically all ages. You can enroll your toddler in creative movement. School-age kids can engage in everything from ballet and tap to musical theater or violin lessons. As your children get older, Triple Threat offers an increasing number of options in arts education. No wonder the studio becomes more than just a place to take lessons. “Our parents and students bring a really positive energy to the studio,” Hobson says. “They start to feel like members of our Triple Threat Family.” Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting also offers parents and their children a unique birthday experience. Your child and his or her friends will receive a 45-minuteto-one-hour dance lesson, after which the city’s newest dance troupe will put on a performance just for you. Party favors include gift certificates to the studio. Triple Threat’s instructors all are certified and have proven track records in their respective fields. Smith, for example, is certified to teach dance education and has danced around the world. She was even a Rockette in the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular! Hobson also is certified to teach dance, and she was a dance teacher with Forsyth County Schools for nearly a decade. She was named West Forsyth High School’s teacher of the year in 1999 and earned a Community Dance Educator of the Year award in 2009. As if offering classes in theater, dance, and music weren’t enough, Triple Threat also teaches its students something just as valuable: lessons in how to be strong community supporters. “We have been doing an annual benefit for children’s charities for years,” Smith says. “Over the past nine years, we have raised almost $62,000 and given it to charities such as Make a Wish, Victory Junction Gang Camp and Project Hope. We were recognized in June by Forsyth County Schools for our contribution to Project Hope.” Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting has been in Winston-Salem since 2000 and opened a second location in 2010 in High Point. In Winston-Salem, Triple Threat is at 4759 Commercial Plaza Street, just off Jonestown Road. In High Point, Triple Threat is at 4008 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, Suite 113, off Eastchester Drive. The phone number for both locations is 336-794-3942. Phone hours are noon to 8 p.m.

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educate the public and make colon cancer a subject that people are comfortable discussing. Contrary to common belief, colon cancer is not just an “old man’s” disease. It affects men and women alike and the incidence rate of colon cancer in the under-50 population is increasing, which makes talking about this disease that much more important. But the CCA isn’t all talk. Not only is the Undy 5000 a major financial supporter of CCA’s prevention, research and patient support services, but they take it one step further through their local partnerships. Money raised through the Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 helps fund the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation’s colon cancer programs. “Last year’s event provided funds that helped 100 individuals get screened who otherwise would not have had access to this potentially life-saving service,” said Todd Setter, National Director of the Undy 5000 series. “That’s what the Undy 5000 is all about—drawing attention, increasing screening rates and, ultimately, saving lives.” The Undy 5000 provides a one-of-a-kind experience, allowing hundreds of people who have been affected by colon cancer to come together as a community. This event honors survivors in attendance and also takes a moment to remember lost loved ones. Whether you are an avid runner, a survivor, or are supporting someone affected by this disease, the Undy 5000 provides a morning of inspiration and encouragement. A fun twist to a serious topic, the Undy 5000 is sparking much-needed conversations. People might have to step out of their comfort zone to talk about colon cancer, but talking about it just might save a life. The 2013 Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 is on Saturday, September 21 in Old Salem. The run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Funds raised will benefit the local community. For more information and to register, visit www.Undy5000.org. Use code FAMILY for a $5 registration discount. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available. To contact the Undy 5000 Team, email Undy5000@ccalliance.org or call 202.628.0123.


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Writing Toward Healing someone you love has died, I have a recommendation for you: take a writing workshop. Not just any writing workshop. Take one of the three I’ll be offering Saturday mornings this fall at the Hospice and Palliative CareCenter of Winston-Salem (September 21, October 26 and November 9, 9:30–noon). Better yet, take all three.

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Thanks to support from Project Compassion and The Inavale Foundation, these “Writing Toward Healing” workshops are free and open to anyone in the community who is suffering the loss of a loved one—a spouse, child, friend, co-worker, partner, even a pet. You might be wondering: What would a writing workshop do for me? I’m not a writer. I don’t even like to write. And I’m in too much pain. You don’t have to consider yourself a writer. As I always say, if you can talk, you can write. Just talk to yourself on the page. You’ll be surprised what happens when you give yourself the opportunity to explore your deepest feelings in a safe environment. Last fall, I offered two workshops at the Hospice and Palliative Care Center. A bereaved mother, Janet Foster Lewis, whose son had died two years earlier, was skeptical about attending, but made herself show up. Here’s what she said later: “I never knew writing would bring out so many feelings that I had no idea were even there. Feelings that seemed to be stuck in my heart, my chest, my throat.” And, actually, releasing these feelings through writing is good for us. Research shows that writing about deep and, yes, painful life experiences lowers our blood pressure and pulse rate. Our bodies produce more helpful T-cells, boosting our immunity. In the workshops, we gently probe, reflect, remember, and reconsider; we honor our loved ones, re-imagine our lives now, and discover inner resources we had no idea were within us. We also make connections we wouldn’t otherwise make. We often discover healing shifts in perspective. As the writer, Lee Smith, who lost a grown son, wrote, “Simply to line up words one after another upon a page is to create some order where it did not exist, to give a recognizable shape to the sadness and chaos of our lives.” Often we’re so busy and sometimes so scared that we don’t give ourselves time to reflect. One aspect of the writing workshops I really like (and I always write with the group) is that we turn inward and go deep to write, yet we are not alone. Others all around us are writing, too. But unlike in a talking group, we don’t have to share, to interact with others, unless we choose to. Janet, from last year’s workshop, continues: “I was allowed to just be there for me, not having to worry about taking care of anyone else. I never do that and didn’t even know I could.” Sometimes people worry they won’t have anything to say. I’ve been offering these workshops for fifteen years and everyone has always

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written, plenty. And I send people home with lots of accessible ways to keep writing. I am passionate about the restorative value of writing, because I’ve experienced it. After my first child died in open-heart surgery, I wrote a memoir, Losing Malcolm: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief. When I gave readings, desperate people approached me afterwards, telling me their unbearable stories and asking me for help. All I could say to them is what I tell myself: “Write.” Author Flannery O’Connor wrote that if you share your writing, your words might save somebody’s life and, if you don’t share, your words will still have an impact on somebody: you. The life you save might be your own. Writing has saved my life. Janet said, in closing: “I left the workshop feeling drained, but lightened. I was actually smiling for the first time truly in over two years. I know that I still have many hard days ahead, but feel I now have a new tool, writing, to help me begin to work through my aching grief.” Each of the three workshops will be different. I encourage you to come to any or all of them. I hope to see you. Registration is required. To register, call 336-768-6157, ext. 1600. Carol Henderson is a writer, teacher, and workshop leader whose first book, Losing Malcolm: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief, 2001, was named a “mustread” summer memoir by USA Today. She has published widely in magazines and newspapers in the US and Canada, and edited a number of memoirs and essay collections. She offers writing workshops in medical centers, faith communities and universities across the US and abroad. Her new book, Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers, was published in July 2012. For more information, please visit Carol’s website, www.carolhenderson.com.


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those who have enjoyed a stimulating, fun-filled day at The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, it is no surprise that this local non-profit helps children build crucial early learning skills. For those who have not experienced all there is to see, what are you waiting for? The miniature grocery store, Krispy Kreme Doughnut conveyor belt and the Kaleidoscape exhibit that is hand-crocheted by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam and is the one-and-only in the United States, are just a few of the fabulous options during a day at the museum. Since all of these inspiring activities require funding, The Children’s Museum hosts events such as the annual Storybook Soirée to encourage donations.

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A lot of preparation goes into this event as it changes each year. “I am always amazed by the creativity of the Storybook Soirée,” said Meredith Petersen, local educator and this year’s silent auction Chair for the soiree. “Each year gets more entertaining. It’s wonderful to see so many people gathered together to have fun in support of such an important place.” The Children’s Museum offers parents a safe and spacious place to play with their children and gives the added benefit of mental stimulation that can help prepare children for the future. “Children with strong early-learning and reading-readiness skills are better equipped for success in school, and

Storybook Soirée at The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem By Meghan E.W. Corbett “Now in its 12th year, the Storybook Soirée continues to be the museum’s largest annual fundraising event,” said Executive Director Elizabeth Dampier. “The evening has evolved from a sit-down dinner into a lively cocktail party with creative entertainment, inspired auctions and gourmet small plates. It’s a dynamic way to bring the community together to support our youngest members. As a creative, forward-thinking city, Winston-Salem is filled with adults who believe in the museum’s ability to strengthen literacy and learning for local children. This event was created for adults as an important way to bring the community together in order to support the museum’s mission to create a compelling destination where our community can play and learn by experiencing literature, storytelling and the arts. The museum brings stories to life each day for the children of our community. What better way to engage adults than offering them a sophisticated evening filled with storybook magic?” The Children’s Museum receives no government funding, so in order to continue offering unique learning opportunities, the museum must acquire generous community support from events such as the Storybook Soirée. This year’s theme, “An Evening with the Brothers Grimm,” celebrates a tremendous collection of the world’s best-loved tales; many with themes that remain as relevant today as they were when the stories were written nearly 200 years ago,” said Soirée Co-Chair, Allison Greene. “Thanks to the storytelling mastery of the Brothers Grimm, generations across the world have built literacy skills through magical stories that include “Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “The Frog King,” “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin” and more than 100 others,” said Dampier. “Volunteers are working hard to transform Biotech Place into a modern storybook wonderland. Guests will walk through lantern light into an enchanted forest of storybook print and shadow. Hansel and Gretel’s cottage will tempt guests with treats, and a magical goose will lay golden eggs filled with precious prizes.”

research confirms that they have a greater chance of becoming more competent and confident adults,” said Dampier. “The Children’s Museum is an important community resource for children to develop these critical skills through a diverse range of permanent exhibits and important educational programs and events. Our goal for this year’s event is to enliven the community’s passion for early learning and raise money that will directly contribute to higher levels of literacy among the Triad’s youngest learners. We want to reinforce the importance of the Children’s Museum in helping the children of our community build these crucial, lifelong skills.” “There is a literacy lesson tucked into every corner of the Children’s Museum,” said writing teacher and Soirée Co-Chair, Lisa Emmerich. “One of my students was just learning her letters and couldn’t yet read, but she had no shortage of amazing storytelling ideas inspired by the environment around her at the museum. Imaginary play in the veterinarian’s office exhibit led her to tell stories about sick animals who recovered by means of some pretty original cures. Those skills—the understanding that a story has a beginning, middle and end, a conflict and resolution—come naturally at the museum. It is amazing to watch!” Through the support of the community at events such as the upcoming Storybook Soirée, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem will continue to offer new and innovative programs. “By purchasing a ticket to the Storybook Soirée, everyone can make a difference for the children of our community,” said Dampier. Tickets for Storybook Soirée “An Evening with the Brothers Grimm,” hosted at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27th at Wake Forest Bio Tech Place, are available at www.storybooksoiree.org. You can also visit us online to learn more about Fund the Read or the museum’s broad range of exhibits and programs.”

For more information, call 336.723.9111, or visit the website at www.childrensmuseumofws.org.

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FREE Event! Enjoy Guided Art in the art studio, a Mary Time Music event at 11:00am, plus the Children’s Museum’s fun exhibits. Each adult also receives 4 tickets for the fabulous prize board drawings.

Drawings for lots of door prizes! KMO Prize listing from August event at the BB&T Soccer Park Two tickets to WS Open! – Alicia Madan

4 tickets to WS Dash game – Lindsey VanDyke

$10 Cookies & Cream Gift Card – Sharon Malallowski

$25 Omega House Gift Card – Brooklyn Sheldon

Veggietale DVD – Heather Phillips

Two riding lesson at Cash Lovell – Nicole

$25 Irvin Roberts Gift Card – Kelly Jones

$10 Frogurt Gift Card – Jamie Williams

Buckhead Betties Tote – Amy

2 rounds of golf at Pine Brook Country Club – Brad VanDyke

Sofa Cleaning $95 value – Kim Hall $25 Gift Card to New Town Bistro – Brent Farmer

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Ages & Stages 2013 “Walk a Mile to Save Our Babies” By Meghan E.W. Corbett

mortality is a statistic that requires high awareness to be improved. High rates require swift action to be improved and low rates can lead to complacency that drives rates back up. Forsyth County has the highest rate of infant mortality in urban counties of North Carolina, despite the high quality of health care available in the area. This is unacceptable, and one of the main reasons for the formation of the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition.

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“In 2011, 46 babies died in Forsyth County before their first birthday,” said Coalition Director Debbie Mason. On September 17th, the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction

Coalition will host the 2013 “Walk a Mile to Save Our Babies” event in downtown WinstonSalem. “Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition developed this event to raise awareness of the high rate of infant death in Forsyth County,” said Mason. “Our role is to organize this event during September, which is ‘Infant Mortality Awareness Month.’ The Coalition brings together many community partners to walk with empty baby strollers through downtown Winston-Salem at 11:30 a.m. Each stroller will commemorate one infant who died during 2011.” Infant mortality is one of the most important statistics in measuring the health of women, so it truly is important to remain conscious of the rates every year. “Please join Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition and community partners as we walk through downtown Winston-Salem with empty baby strollers to commemorate each tragic loss in our community,” said Mason. “[You] can register to walk in this event to support bereaved parents and also raise awareness.

Come walk with us wearing pink or blue!” For more information or to register, call Debbie Mason at 336.703.3260, email masonda@forsyth.cc, or visit the website at www.helpourbabies.org. Lunch will be provided to registered volunteers.


Healthy Feet, Happy Kids! By Sonya R. Cates, DPM

Just like other parts of our bodies, we take our feet for granted…until they are injured or fail to function properly. We pound on them, we stuff them into crazy shoes, we expect them to withstand the hot sand on the beach, or the rough terrain of the yard, or the back deck and we ignore the minor pains, thinking that they will be better in the morning. Kids are even more prone to foot injury due to their high-energy activities. They run, jump, skip and climb…more than they ever walk. Combine those motions with an underdeveloped level of coordination and the result is a lot of bumps and bruises. Some injuries can be prevented; others are par for the course. It is essential that children wear properly fitting shoes to minimize injury. However, even a child wearing the correct type/size of shoes in a safe environment can sustain injury. Here are some of the most common injuries we see in children, and ways you can avoid them! IMPROPER SHOE SIZE—How many times do we wonder how our kids’ arms or legs have out-grown clothing in what seems to be overnight? Their feet are the same, but we cannot see their feet inside of their shoes, so we assume the shoes still fit if the child continues to wear them. Right? This is especially true of seasonal sports shoes like soccer cleats, dance shoes, football cleats, etc. (especially if our children have overheard our complaints about “the cost of team sports”). In our practice, we see many issues with ill-fitting shoes which cause injury: ingrown & infected toenails, blisters, forefoot bruising, tendonitis. When purchasing shoes for your kids, make sure you are having them sized and fitted by someone who is certified in shoe-fitting (someone who knows what they are doing) each time you purchase. Even when one reaches complete skeletal growth, his or her feet continue to splay and flatten out during the course of a lifetime. It never hurts to re-measure!

FRACTURES—A fracture is a broken bone and is very common in childhood. Fractures can occur due to falling, twisting, rolling, or crush injuries. Fractures always require the care of a physician for splinting or casting (immobilization). Some types of fractures require surgical treatment. The good news is that kids typically heal quickly and return to normal activity following any type of injury, much faster than adults. SHIN SPLINTS—Shin splints are an “overuse injury,” caused by repetitive motion. This injury is more common in ‘tweens and teens who participate in competitive sports. The pain of shin splints is caused by inflammation in the tendons or muscles of the lower legs. Rest, ice and elevation usually resolve symptoms after a few days. Your child should be evaluated by a physician if symptoms persist and recur. PUNCTURE WOUNDS—Any sharp object (nails, push pins, wood splinters, needles) can cause a puncture wound in the foot. Puncture wounds increase the risk for infection because they are difficult to clean and they provide a warm, moist, dark area for bacteria to grow. Add to that list the fact that most puncture wounds in the foot involve the sharp object piercing through a dirty sock and/or shoe! There are specific bacteria that like to grow in sweaty shoes and these are usually the culprits for infected puncture wounds. Any puncture injury should be evaluated and treated by a physician. These are just some of the types of common foot and ankle injuries we see in kids. Remember, it is always better to play it safe, rather than be sorry (and usually less problematic and costly in the long run!). Protect your feet and cherish your health—and those of your children—they are gifts not to be taken for granted!

ANKLE SPRAINS—A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. These typically occur when the ankle is “rolled” to one side or the other. Symptoms of a sprain include swelling, pain, difficulty bearing weight and walking normally. Your child should be evaluated by a medical professional to avoid long-term issues. September Issue 2013 • 53


Communicating With Teachers Can Promote a Successful School Year By Lisa S.T. Doss return to school honeymoon has ended and students are well on their way to the musical rhythm of knowing the rules, expectations and responsibilities. The beginning of the year sets the tone on how students progress forward. Whether your child or teen is in elementary, middle, or high school, it is vitally important for parents to quickly contact the teacher if any “symptoms” of frustration, exhaustion, or unpreparedness are noticed. By working together, parents and teachers can solve very simple problems to help students be successful.

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If your child’s motivation levels have notably changed in the past week, one solution for parents is to openly discuss school concerns. Calming discussions will ease the tension and allow your child to know you are right there to help. There’s nothing more frustrating than an evening with a child who has become disenchanted with school. Parents may notice their child spending less time completing assignments or choosing alternative activities to school work. By communicating problems, however minor, with the teacher, he or she should provide strategies to ease frustrations. Incidentally, building upon the triangle of communication–teacher, parent, and student–can act as a bridge to increase performance at school and at home. In addition, many students develop an anxiety for testing. Strategies provided during class can help parents further guide their children in the right direction. Students want to be successful, but it is going to take additional time to implement studying habits into an already busy night. Teachers, students, and parents together can determine a manageable plan. While it may be easy to ask a high school student to elicit questions from his or her teacher, most students are not yet comfortable doing that. Parents will need to intervene until the student is able. 54 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

Before attempting a meeting with the teacher, prepare a list of questions in advance. This tactic will help parents remain focused. During the meeting, take notes for yourself as well as that eager child awaiting answers at home. Never leave a meeting with questions. If the teacher speaks too quickly, please ask him or her to repeat or slow down. A school meeting is too important to feel overwhelmed. The meeting should also include a few suggestions to ease your child’s frustration levels; like all methods, a strategy may require tweaking and time to take effect. Always conclude a meeting with a compliment; it will assist with any future correspondence. Secondly, there may be a reason to follow up with questions or discuss matters that were unresolved. Be realistic in your expectation to receive feedback. By listing a date in your email, it will define your desire to have answers. For younger students, weekly feedback becomes vital to a student’s progression. Regardless of your frequency of communication, it is important to maintain all records of correspondence. Creating a “school” file through your email will assist in keeping emails in one place without the waste of printing. For phone calls and meetings, take notes and place the information chronologically in a folder. The information may come in handy during the year. In addition, records will help parents assess a child’s progression. Try not to react if the teacher does not respond to your email. By contacting the school secretary, you may learn the teacher prefers to directly call the parent. At times, it is smart to use a guidance counselor, team leader, or principal as mediator between the teacher and the parent. In meetings involving more than two staff members, ask your spouse or a close family friend to accompany you. By having another person assist in communicating problems, the school staff will be able to make appropriate recommendations. Most importantly, take along your folder of notes and correspondence. It will demonstrate your persistence and desire to resolve problems. The art of balancing job, home, family, and school is a challenge. Parents who become active participants in school communication have much to show for their efforts. Once communication is established, the effects are notable in the behavior and performance of a student. Starting the year on a positive note and working alongside of the teacher will help maintain students’ confidence levels throughout the year.


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A Unique Healthcare Experience Clinical trials are fundamental in the advancement of healthcare. The main goal of clinical research is to gain knowledge that will be beneficial to helping others in the future. Those who are currently living The advancement of healthcare is a complex, behind the scenes process that is unfamiliar to most people. Every treatment decision physicians make as well as every medication, device and vaccine have systematically evolved from the intricate, methodical process known as research. Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates dedication to women’s health for 43 years and inspiration to advance their industry ultimately led to the establishment of a research division in 1995. Lyndhurst Clinical Research is a dedicated research site that provides patients the opportunity to receive advanced medical care through participation in a variety of clinical trials. Partnering with Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates and Centre Ob/Gyn in Raleigh, Lyndhurst Clinical Research is able to focus on women’s health including gynecology, urogynecology, obstetrics, and primary care. This alliance provides participants comprehensive collaborative care unique to clinical trial participation. Lyndhurst Clinical Research has conducted over 200 clinical trials on various indications including but not limited to contraception, painful periods, post menopausal symptoms, weight loss, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and overactive bladder.

with various medical conditions may also benefit

The physicians at research sites who oversee clinical trial activity are known as principal investigators. The principal investigators at Lyndhurst Clinical Research have accumulated over 34 years of experience conducting phase I-IV clinical trials on investigational medications, devices, and vaccines as well as observational studies. The principal investigators practice within Ob/Gyn facilities allowing Lyndhurst Clinical Research to exclusively focus on women’s health. “It is rewarding to work with a team who is passionate about improving healthcare and who continuously strive for excellence” -Lamar Parker, MD

from clinical research by receiving advanced alternative treatment options that would otherwise not be available. Healthy volunteers as well as volunteers who have been diagnosed with a specific medical condition may participate in a clinical trial. Inspired by innovation, Lyndhurst Clinical Research works with pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations to effectively conduct clinical trials while simultaneously providing exceptionally thorough care to participants. Everyone is familiar with the typical motions we go through while visiting a doctor’s office for a routine visit. We give our name at the front desk, speak briefly with a nurse or medical assistant, have a physical exam, speak with our provider, and then proceed to check out, leave the building for another year and only receive follow up if necessary. Participating in a clinical trial renders a completely different healthcare experience. At Lyndhurst Clinical Research a relationship is established with research doctors and staff that is unique to any other relationship in the healthcare industry. The care that participants receive is comprehensive meaning there are numerous healthcare professionals reviewing and monitoring

Dr. Robert Lamar Parker is the executive director of Lyndhurst Clinical Research which he founded in 1995. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center before joining Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates in 1986. Dr. Melvin Seid graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center before joining Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates. Dr. Seid is currently the chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a certified Physician Investigator. Dr. Robert Littleton oversees the clinical trials in our Raleigh, NC office. He attended the University of North Carolina as a John Motley Morehead Scholar after which he received his medical training at the UNC School of Medicine and completed his Ob/Gyn residency training at WFBMC in 1985. He is a past President of the Medical Staff at Rex Hospital and of the North Carolina Ob/Gyn Society.

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One of the signs of a healthy family is open and meaningful communication. Good questions are the beginning. Question #44 Parents: A rule that I wish we had in my family growing up is…. Children: A rule in our family I wish I could change is….. Talk with your family about the above question and statement during dinner at home, quiet moments in the evening, just before bedtime, in the car or on vacation and jumpstart your family communication! Love Talk for Families can be purchased at www.garychapman.org Used by Permission from Northfield Publishing

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Faith &Family CALENDAR – SEPTEMBER 2013 By Tami Rumfelt

Perspective in Focus my last trip to Guatemala, I decided not to pack my camera. I’d been there many times before and, at this point, I pretty much have a picture of everything that I might ever want a picture of. Besides, I was bringing my cell phone, which has a pretty decent built-in camera, so I didn’t see the point of having one more thing to lug around.

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Unfortunately, my phone was either lost or stolen on the second day of the trip, leaving me with no way to take any pictures from that point on. But, here’s the cool thing that happened. I was traveling with 12 other people and just about all of them had cameras and were taking lots of pictures. So, I just looked through their pics and saved the ones I wanted to my computer. I noticed that their pictures often captured places, people and moments that I had completely missed. I was busy experiencing the trip through my eyes, but my team members were seeing the trip from their own, unique perspectives. It’s interesting how we all went to the same places and did mostly the same stuff, yet all saw such different things. It’s good to remember that each one of us has a different, one-of-a-kind view of the world. Especially when it comes to matters of faith. Depending on our individual place in the Body of Christ, we’re bound to see things differently. That doesn’t necessarily mean one view is right and the other is wrong. We need to learn to respect one another’s perspectives and learn from them, thereby broadening our view of the Lord and His creation.

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High Country Praise Festival SEPT 1, 3:30 - 8:00PM

Kay Arthur SEPT 20-21

Location: Holmes Convocation Center @ Appalachian State University (Boone) Special Guests: Sanctus Real, Carl Cartee, 7-Miles & others 828.262.6603 / www.theholmescenter.com

Location: The Bridge Fellowship (Kernersville) Kay Arthur is a bible teacher, conference speaker and author of several books Theme: “Being Equipped for the Last Days” 336.996.6880 / www.aboutthebridge.com

Divorce Care SEPT 9 - DEC 2, 6:30PM

Winston-Salem Air Show SEPT 21-22, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: River Oaks Community Church (Clemmons) Divorce Care is a 13-week video seminar & support group 336.766.0033

Location: Smith Reynolds Airport (Winston-Salem) Military fly-bys, displays, helicopter rides & more WBFJ will be on location for both days of the airshow! 336.767.6361 / www.wsairshow.com

Financial Peace University SEPT 11 - NOV 6, 6:00PM Location: First Baptist Church (Winston-Salem) The Financial Peace University is a 9-week video seminar based on Dave Ramsey's best-selling book, "The Complete Money Makeover" 336.722.2558

Big Daddy Weave / Chris August SEPT 13, 7:00PM Location: Civic Center (Statesville) Special Guest: Unspoken 800.965.9324 / www.itickets.com

Beth Moore "Living Proof" (Live Simulcast) SEPT 14, 9:30AM - 4:30PM Location: Pinedale Christian Church (Winston-Salem) The Beth Moore “Living Proof” Conference is a live simulcast from Charleston, WV Worship: Travis Cottrell 336.788.7600

Dave Kistler SEPT 19, 6:30PM Location: Bridger Field House @ BB&T Field (Winston-Salem) Evangelist Dave Kistler travels the world proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Proceeds: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission 336.723.1848

Sidewalk Prophets SEPT 20, 7:00PM Location: Community Bible Church (High Point) The concert is FREE, however tickets are required 336.841.4480

Senator Richard Burr SEPT 23, 7:30AM Location: Bridger Field House @ BB&T Field (Winston-Salem) Since 1995, Richard Burr has served North Carolina either as a member of House of Representatives or the US Senate. Proceeds: Bethesda Center for the Homeless 336.722.9951 x414

Dr. Gary Chapman SEPT 26, 6:30PM Location: Benton Convention Center (Winston-Salem) Dr. Gary Chapman is the Associate Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church and the author of the best-selling book, "The Five Love Languages." Proceeds: Salem Pregnancy Care Center 336.760.3680 / www.salempregnancy.org

Christian Music Day SEPT 28, 10:00AM - 5:30PM Location: Carowinds (Charlotte) Artists include: Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, Building 429, Citizen Way & KJ-52 Guest Speaker: Tom Richter 800.745.3000 www.christianmusicday.com

Mandisa / Brandon Heath OCT 9, 7:30PM Location: Dixie Classic Fair (Winston-Salem) Everyone is encouraged to bring 5 cans or 5 boxes of non-perishable Lowes Food brands and receive free admission into the fairgrounds and the concert!! (WEDNESDAY ONLY) 336.777.1893 / www.dcfair.com

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New Service for Exceptional People

Genesis Kardia...Beginning Hearts suits for an 11 a.m. service. But around the turn of the century, Sunrise started something that was really radical.

an old adage which says, “What goes around, comes around.” In the coming weeks, Sunrise United Methodist Church in Lewisville will bear witness to the veracity of this statement. In mid-September, the church will launch a third worship service. This news may strike some as rather peculiar, considering that the church just recently started a second service and both of those still have plenty of room for growth. So, why do they believe they need a third service? As the pastor, Dr. Tim Roberts, puts it, “We are expecting all Heaven to break loose!” Is it possible that he and the church are being overly optimistic, or have they received some divine inspiration?

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Sunrise Church has been part of the western Forsyth community since the early 1990s and has a history of being groundbreakers. From its inception, the church has prided itself in being a bit different from its sibling churches. It began its casual worship service, starting at 9 a.m., in a time when most people still gathered in dresses and

The pastor at the time, Danny Leonard, visited a church in South Carolina, which had a ministry for people with special needs. Having a heart to reach people who are often overlooked, Danny approached the leadership of Sunrise about starting a similar ministry. From that conversation, The No Limits II dance was born. Almost eleven years ago, No Limits II started as an opportunity for people with special needs to socialize with each other on a regular basis. The first gathering had a couple of dozen people in attendance, but it did not stay that way for very long. As more and more people heard about the ministry, the number of those participating grew. The monthly dances grew to such a size that the fire marshal became concerned and a new venue had to be found, so that the ministry could continue. Pinedale Christian Church opened its doors for several years, before they, too, became unable to hold the amount of people attending each month. Then in February, after searching for a larger facility, The Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons offered to become the new location in which to host the dance. As stated at the beginning of this article, “What goes around, comes around.” Jayne Koeslin can also attest to that truth. Jayne, a Special Education teacher, member of Sunrise and a coordinator of

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The No Limits II dance, began to feel a divine tug at her heart to inquire about ordained ministry. After praying about this sensation, she sought out the counsel of her pastor, Tim Roberts. During their initial meeting, she poured out her heart about this feeling that God was calling her into some type of ministry, especially ministry with persons with special needs. She did not know how that would be possible, but Tim assured her that if God were truly calling her, the details would work out. She left their time together feeling a bit relieved that maybe there would be a way to satisfy the deep nagging that she was experiencing, while continuing her passion for special needs. Tim knew from experience that many times God calls people into very different areas of ministry than where they have experience and expertise. But he also knew that Jayne would have a long journey into the ministry process and plenty of time to figure out where God is leading her. He then went back to work on charting a course for the church to follow, as it had recently once again redefined its mission and vision to reach all persons with the love of Jesus, beginning with those in the community where Sunrise is located. The work of ministry often drowns out the voice of God. Because of this, Pastor Tim has become keenly aware that when God needs to get his attention, it usually happens in the dead of night. He recalls an event from several months ago, when early one morning, God decided it was time to talk. “I was sleeping soundly when, all of a sudden, I bolted straight up with my heart racing. I knew that God was calling and I would not be able to get back to sleep until I listened to what needed to be said.” While walking around in the kitchen, Tim described the moment when pieces began to fall

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Of course, most, if not all, churches are open to this segment of the population, so why will this be such a special emphasis for Sunrise? Jayne explains, “God has brought together so many wonderful people who want to ensure that persons with special needs have the same opportunities to worship God as everyone else. This is also an opportunity to teach the community that people with special needs are people first,

For far too long, persons with special needs have been marginalized, out on the fringes of society. into place. “It was just a remarkable event! I began to see how so many seemingly random events and histories were really pieces of this large puzzle that God was putting together.” He began to see that his experience in beginning new worship services and his doctorate on creating new faith communities within existing congregations were a couple of well-defined puzzle pieces. Along with those pieces were Jayne’s call into ministry and her passion and experience in working with people with special needs. Then finally, almost like being the border pieces for a cosmic jigsaw puzzle, was Sunrise’s history with beginning and growing a ministry for persons with special needs. “All these pieces were like coming together before my eyes,” recalls Pastor Tim, “being intricately fitted together by some unseen hands and it formed a new focus for the vision for me and Sunrise.”

and just like everyone else. Their disability does not define them, but is only a piece of who they are. But, due to their unique characteristics, often times their families don’t feel comfortable or accepted in many churches because they don’t want their family member to disturb others with a sudden outburst or behaviors that are not “church” behaviors. To have a worship service where that is not only okay, but expected, is a wonderful relief!” Once they heard about the prospect of this new service, one mother of a son with autism responded, “Thank you for remembering us! My son loves church and has not been able to go!”

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Want to Participate? Genesis Kardia Each Sunday evening at 6:30 Beginning September 15th Sunrise United Methodist Church 1111 Lewisville-Clemmons Road Lewisville, North Carolina the service will begin to take on some of the roles in leading worship, such as greeting, leading prayers and songs, providing some liturgical dances...there are no limits to what God will do. Also, the service will be very participatory, visual, and incorporate some repetitiveness to help ensure the retention of key Bible verses and lessons. Along with the differences, there will also be some common elements that will be found in all the services. Pastor Tim explains that the weekly theme and message will carry through all the worship services, so that regardless of which service anyone attends, he or she will come away with the same message and learning points.

On September 15th, at 6:30, Sunrise United Methodist Church will begin a weekly worship service called Genesis Kardia, which will be targeted for persons with special needs and their families, although anyone and everyone will be welcomed to experience and participate. The name of this service was contrived by Jayne as she understood genesis, being a Hebrew word for “beginning,” and kardia as a Greek word for “heart.” In essence, the name is a melding of the Old and New Testaments into a fresh understanding of “Beginning Heart.”

Pastor Tim is also hopeful that the new service will serve as more than just an avenue for this special population of people to worship God. “I believe God is going to use this service as a catalyst to bring the full community of faith together. For far too long, persons with special needs have been marginalized, out on the fringes of society. But the love of God has the awesome ability to bring together what the world has broken. This new service may serve as a pathway for some to move in and others to move out, drawing in to be close to God and being sent out to serve the world.” Some may wonder what other differences will be in order for this new service. Pastor Tim explains that while they are planning the structure and flow of the first few services, they aren’t planning much beyond. “This service will be a living community of followers of Jesus. God is the One breathing life into it. We're just delivering it and helping it grow. But it will form and develop, just like any living thing. It will take on its own identity and unique characteristics.” The worship designers are hoping that after a few weeks, the regular participants of

When asked if they were worried about Genesis Kardia outgrowing the facilities as No Limits II did, Jayne and Pastor Tim just smiled. “Now, wouldn’t that be a great problem to have?! But, no, we don’t believe it will. We believe Sunrise knows this is our God-given time, our God-given mission, and our God-given vision. We will rise to meet the demand as it presents itself. If we quickly run out of room at 6:30, then we are ready to start a fourth service at 4:00, and then whenever else we need to.” September Issue 2013 • 59


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What makes an education “complete�? Parents ask themselves this question when they begin to think about where they will send their children to school. Most would agree that having rigorous academic standards is an important part of getting a complete education. But is there more? If you asked parents who’ve chosen St. John’s Lutheran School, they would tell you that there is so much more. While many value the religious emphasis, families also come for a whole host of other reasons. Can you relate?

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Triad Baptist Church Women’s Conference:

“Dare for More” By Meghan E.W. Corbett

certain points in everyone’s life, faith in a Higher Power is tested. Throughout our lives we will deal with making difficult decisions, fighting urges to choose easier paths and mourning loss. While friends and family can help with these instances, many people find the most comfort in the faith they have in God, which is why Triad Baptist Church is hosting “Dare for More.”

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“Last October, our Ladies’ Event Planning Team hosted the first ‘Dare For More’ (DFM) conference,” said Ladies’ Event Coordinator Pamela Norman. “This conference actually has two separate agendas. There is the DFM event for adult women of all ages, which is held in the church sanctuary, and there is also the G.L.A.M. (Girls Living Above Mediocrity) event for teenage girls, which is held in the youth room.” Lisa Potter, the Director of Student Ministries at Dare for More, will lead special sessions for these girls to address issues that are relevant for their lives. Through fun games and activities, Potter will help them find joy and renewal. Each girl will also receive a free G.L.A.M. T-shirt! This weekend is all about coming together honestly to work on real problems with the assistance of God. “Our goal for this event is to bring women together for a time of fellowship and spiritual bonding, but, most importantly, to draw each person into a closer relationship with Christ,” said Norman. “You will be uplifted as you worship in song, connect with other women as they share their stories and study the promises of God, which are sure to encourage the soul.” This year’s speaker is Reba Bowman, the founder and Executive Director of Dare for More Ministries, who hosts an annual conference in Gatlinburg, TN, each spring. “Reba Bowman is the author of Battle Ready Moms, Raising Battle Kids (Xulon Press, 2010), a 2010 Christian Choice Award Winner,” said Norman. “She is a featured speaker on the nationally syndicated radio program Building Blocks for the Family on the Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN). Reba has also been a guest on Truth Talk Live, TCT Alive and other national and local television and radio programs. The DFM “… ministry has an international outreach to families and women of all ages. Reba currently travels and speaks in conferences, at retreats, schools, camps and a variety of

women's events. Her humor and wisdom will provide a fresh approach to God's Word. She will challenge, inspire and motivate your hearts to take the next step in your relationship with Jesus.” Bowman’s goals matched those of the members of Triad Baptist Church. “After talking with [Reba] extensively and realizing the impact that these conferences have on women, as well as teenage girls, we are hoping to make this an annual conference at Triad Baptist Church every fall,” said Norman. Triad Baptist Church is committed to bringing the community together in faith. “Our Ladies’ Event Planning Team also hosts a couple of other events each year,” said Norman. “After our DFM conference this October, our next event will be our “Ladies’ Night In” event for girls of all ages. This event will be held on February 7th. This will be our second time hosting this event, and we have decided, because of theexcellent response from this past year, to make this an annual event. This event consists of crafts, hair design, nail polishing, face painting, story/devotional time and snacks. It truly is a fun time for all! These events are not only for the women of Triad Baptist Church, but for the community as well. We want everyone who attends to feel welcome and to feel the love of Christ, because our ultimate goal is to reach as many women as possible with the gospel of Christ and to see lives changed for His glory.” “Dare for More” will be held October 18–19th at Triad Baptist Church, located at 1175 South Main Street in Kernersville. The event runs from 7–9:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets purchased before September 23rd are $45 and then increase to $60. For more information, call 423.326.4265, email info@dareformore.org, or visit the website at www.dareformore.org/2013/03/26/ renew-conference/.


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Getting to the heart of God’s design… “For better…or for worse…” sit on the warm sand, hand in hand, watching their children splash and play. It’s what dreams are made of. Long days of work, carpool and chores are a distant memory, if for only one week. “I’ll remember these days forever,” she says. “I wish I could freeze time,” he responds. They sit back in the contented silence and enjoy this moment, enjoying their “for better…”

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She cries silently into her pillow. He knows that he should acknowledge her tears. The pain is so great, their distance is so wide, the hurt is so big. What was once a small issue has become a full-blown crisis. They both know that they are fighting for their marriage…fighting for their family. How did they get to this place? “Does he still love me?” she wonders. “Do I still love her?” he ponders. And they fall asleep separately, in the middle of their “for worse…” “For richer…for poorer…” She glows with pride, he beams with accomplishment. His schooling is over, his residency is history, and his practice is thriving. Student loans, lean budgets and rented apartments are a thing of the past. Their new home is a dream, everything they’ve ever wanted. Her shiny SUV sits in the driveway; his waxed BMW takes him to the office. “I finally can give her the life she deserves,” he thinks. “I have everything I’ve ever wanted,” she sighs. This is what it meant when they promised, “for richer…” The air between them is tense as they balance their checkbook again, certain that they have made a mistake. How can their account be so low? Who is going to pay the mortgage that is two weeks overdue? “The economy is tough; 64 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

we have to let you go.” It’s been six months since she heard those words and grieved the loss. “We’re sorry, but times are hard and we have to cut your pay in half.” The words still sting in his ears. How will they put food on the table? How did this happen? It’s their new reality as they sit in the sadness of “for poorer…” “In sickness…and in health…” “You’re still so beautiful,” he whispers. He brushes her thinning hair, puts the spoon to her mouth, and bathes her body. Nobody warned them of this. Nobody said how hard this could be. Cancer has crept in and stolen the bride of his youth. She is too weak to care for herself, much less their children. His job is much bigger now…he is a dad and a mom, a provider and a caretaker. The days are long and the nights are longer, but he promised her and he promised God…I’ll be faithful even “in sickness…” Mile 26 is just around the corner. Their legs are cramping and their hearts are pounding, but they are about to accomplish the unthinkable… together. They’ve worked hard for this victory. Long runs on the weekends, early mornings at the gym, low-cal in the kitchen, this is what it has all been about. As they cross the finish line she can’t stop the tears. He picks her up and swings her around. They did it! They ran a marathon and made a memory. They pause in that moment, long enough to thank God for the blessing of “health.”

One of these couples might remind you of your own marriage. Perhaps you recognize the anguish of despair, or the elation of good times. Marriage is full of mountain-top experiences and low in the valley challenges. God gave us an amazing gift when He gave us our spouse. Our responsibility is to tend to this relationship for the good of our marriage and the health of our family. Whether you are “living the dream,” or wondering if you can make it one more day…we invite you to join us for a powerful marriage event. You will leave refreshed, renewed and recommitted.

Save the date for October 11th and 12th , and plan to join us for “The Art of Marriage.” This six-session video event will change your life and the life of your family. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to grow your marriage and “get to the heart of God’s design.” Learn more at www.theartofmarriage.com For further information, please call 336-714-5540. Register at www.artofmarriageevent.eventbrite.com/ Calvary West Campus 155 Commerce Place, Advance Friday, October11th, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, October 12th, 9 a.m .- 4 p.m. Cost: $50 per couple* *Limited scholarships available to military, law enforcement, first responders, and pastors. Call 714-5540 for more information on scholarships. No childcare provided


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By Triad Moms on Main Guest Blogger, Travis Finn 1) Wake them up in the morning. Get their day started on the right foot! We play Disney Classics on my Phone through Pandora and we have sing-alongs while we get dressed, make beds and brush teeth...ALL TEAMWORK! 2) Eat meals with your kids. Cook Breakfast with them on the weekends and let them help. Visit their school during lunch. Want to look like a Superhero? Sit at a table full of Kindergartners! Your kid will reap the benefits the rest of the day from her classmates talking about what a “Cool Dad” she has! 3) Help them with homework. Read to/with them. Some great books for our family are Walter the Farting Dog and Aliens Love Underpants. Great opportunity to make funny noises and get into a story. My kids especially like the funny voices I incorporate. I do a GREAT Cookie Monster. 4) Be involved in their school. Join PTA, chaperone field trips, become a room parent—Guys, DO NOT BE AFRAID to break into this “Mom’s Club”! These ladies aren’t as scary as they seem from a distance, and they are very open and excited to have Dads be involved and contributing. It’s a super-cool chance to get the inside scoop on parenting from active moms. Some schools and PTAs are open to Dad groups, as well. Schools LOVE Dads! 5) Take/pickup from school. I wear WILD SOCKS and when we walk into school each day, the teachers always say, “OK DAD…lift the pants!” and my kids each pull up a leg to expose my fashionable ankles. The look on the kids’ and teachers’ faces is priceless. Never gets old! 6) Take interest and be involved in their extracurricular activities. We do horse lessons and swimming. These are super-easy activities to engage in with your kids. We like to see how messy the horses can eat an apple, and how long we can hold our breath underwater. 66 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

7) Take advantage of your time on weekends and spend time with your kids. Put away the golf clubs and take the opportunity to scoop your kids up and go on adventures. You and the kids both spend all week with other people; this is YOUR time to spend with each other. Enjoy every minute. 8) Take kids to doctor and dentist appointments. (Not just sick visits ... be active and involved in their health and development!) I have been known to dress the kids up like doctors when we go to appointments and we reverse role play with the pediatrician. Also, pick some WILD sunglasses for the kids to wear to the dentist—it distracts the kids and it blocks the harsh bright light from their eyes. These both make great photo ops! 9) Get outside! Explore and discover things that are not electronic; camping, scavenger hunts around the neighborhood, walking the dog or visiting local parks. Simply put... “UNPLUG”! This also means leave your smartphone at home, Dads. 10) Pray with them and tuck them in at night. We like to tell God about our day and thank him for all the good that we experienced and ask him to help us with our struggles. Jade usually does “God Blesses” and he picks 5 people to bless each night. Travis Finn is a single dad, living in Greensboro with his 6-year-old daughter (Skyler/Sky) and his 4½-year-old son (Jaden/Jade). He enjoys all aspects of his full schedule, working as the VP of an Insurance Premium Finance Company, ensuring his children get to both schools and extracurricular activities, as well as being involved in the PTA and other volunteer groups at both schools and church. The family especially enjoys being outside at the beach, mountains, parks, zoo, or horse farms. For more blogs like this, visit www.TriadMomsonMain.com.


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Imago Dei Ministries Presents

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Come celebrate the spirit, soul and body of women and help grow Imago Dei Ministries. Led by Katelyn Marks, the workshop will include a message delivered by Dr. Tina Merhoff, Pediatric Dentist. The event begins at six o’clock and entry requires the purchase of a $25 ticket. Dinner will be served during the workshop. Please visit www.imagodei-nc.org for more information.

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Imprints Informs: The Common Core Standards & Young Children North Carolina schools have now integrated the new Common Core Standards. Parents of rising kindergarteners are concerned about the requirements that young children are now expected to meet. They are turning to their preschool and childcare teachers and asking them to do more to help get their children ready for these new standards. Imprints has responded to these concerns, and our team has spent this summer engaged in Common Core Standards training. As a result, we will help parents of rising kindergarteners acquire the tools to ready their children for the Common Core Standards as part of our Spring into Kindergarten workshop. For early educators, we will offer a conference this fall, Getting to the Core of the Common Core Curriculum, to better prepare young children in their programs for school. Our goal at Imprints is to offer enrichment activities to our community, so that all young children arrive at kindergarten ready and prepared for school success. We hope you’ll join us for these events!

PARENTS!! Spring Into Kindergarten Parents of rising kindergarteners! Sign up today for this informative workshop that provides kindergarten readiness activities and tips for dealing with homework, communicating with teachers and enhancing your child’s learning at home. Childcare provided for children ages 2–6. Space is limited. Register at www.ImprintsForFamilies.org/spring

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Small Stories for a Big World By Kim Underwood

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other day, I bought a shirt with a stink bug where the pocket should be.

Officially, it’s not a stink bug. Officially, it’s some guy riding a brown polo pony. But, when my peripheral vision first brought the stitching to my brain’s attention, my brain said, “Aack! A stink bug on my shirt!” Given that I like my clothing to be as straightforward as possible and that, until now, I have made it a point not to buy a shirt with a logo on it, the mistake was quite understandable. My brain wasn’t used to seeing anything but a pocket in that spot. In theory, I can understand why someone might want to buy a shirt with a logo on it. For me, logos are distracting. It’s like buying a shirt with a fancy stain already on it. When I was a kid, logo-ridden clothing wasn’t an issue. Plaid shirts were just plaid, and jeans had nothing more than a quiet leather patch on the back that you didn’t even see it once you put your pants on. Although the occasional article of clothing might have a logo, the logos were, for the most part, pretty innocuous. The little rubber rectangle that said “Keds” on the heel of my sneakers didn’t keep me up at night, and, if my collared casual shirt had anything on it, it was some animal in a color that coordinated with the shirt. As logos proliferated and jeans started having run-amok stitching, finding plain clothes could be work. If I didn’t want a swoosh or a giant N or some other bothersome image on my sneakers—which I didn’t—I had to look around for a bit. Finding a satisfactory shirt was even more of a challenge. A lot of otherwise attractive shirts were, to my way of thinking, ruined by the designer’s name or an off-putting image stitched onto it.

For years, I maintained my standards, putting together my work ensemble—plain jeans, logo-free, 100-percent-cotton shirt, a tie with a bit of snap. My affection for pairing jeans with a tie dates to elementary school. On picture day one year, my mother wanted me to wear my Sunday clothes. When I balked, she said that I could wear jeans as long as I wore a crisp shirt and a tie. When the school pictures came back, there I was in a crisp shirt and tie. I knew, though, that, when the picture was taken, I had been wearing jeans. I felt as if I had gotten away with something. The recent identity crisis was created by my penchant for thrift-store shopping. When I happen upon a Goodwill store, I stop if I have the time. You never know when you’re going to come upon a Froot Loops coffee mug or some other inexpensive treasure. I don’t invest much hope in finding a suitable shirt, given that I wear XXL shirts and that, while S, M, L and XL get their own sections on the rack, the rare XXL has to settle for keeping company with the XLs. But, when they’re selling for $3.75, it’s worth a look. And one day, there it was: a beautiful blue XXL oxford shirt in what looked to be pristine condition. I was troubled by the guy riding a brown polo pony right where the pocket was supposed to be. In a discount store, I would have shunned that shirt. But, at $3.75, my scruples dissolved. Turns out, as far as comfort goes, it’s an incredible shirt— heavy-weight fabric, roomy. Sacrificing the pocket for a logo that looks like a stink bug still doesn’t make sense to me, though. It was with good reason that my grandfather used to say, “You’re as handy as a pocket on a shirt.”

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Where Your Party Planning Begins By Carolyn S. Peterson you want to believe it or not, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is right around the corner. From choosing the right gift for family and friends, to putting up the decorations, to planning the perfect holiday party; it all slips up quickly and the “to do list” grows daily. Getting a jump on some of those things on your list makes the season a little less stressful and that’s where New Town Bistro can help you have the perfect party! “It’s not too early to contact us to discuss the dates and times for your business or personal holiday events. Many organizations have already booked with us, so now is the best time before the good dates are all taken. At New Town Bistro, we can handle all your party details including location and menu,” said Kyle Agha, owner of New Town Bistro.

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New Town Bistro which boasts a warm atmosphere and tantalizing food, making the perfect combination for small holiday parties or holiday family gettogethers. We offer regular menu choices, or we can customize a menu with options that fit your budget, taste and any special requests that one might have. New Town Bistro can accommodate up to 150 guests, but if you want something a little different, the Last Resort, New Town Bistro’s sister location, a hidden secret around town, which is normally rented out for private events, reunions and corporate team- building, can give your holiday a beach theme in the middle of winter,” Kyle commented. The Last Resort can accommodate parties from 100 to 400 guests and it offers a unique fun party atmosphere with a beach theme. “We can stage the Last Resort space to make it casual, or dress it up a bit, and then, by customizing the menu, we can make the event just what you are looking for. With our current Holiday Party Special, the Last Resort can be rented for as little at $350, making it affordable for groups to host a party and not have the worry of cleaning up, or people in and out of your home,” stated Kyle. Over the past few years, budget has been an issue for many companies, so New Town Bistro offers a special holiday luncheon menu where guests can choose appetizers, an entrée and dessert for $15 per person. Kyle can also handle the entertainment, budget permitting, should you like a DJ or live band. So whether you want a small gathering at your home without the worries of cooking, or an intimate party with friends and family, or a fun time with the neighborhood, New Town Bistro

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The Ultimate Life

From Hollywood to Tobaccoville, NC...Really? By Carolyn S. Peterson you have lived in North Carolina for long, you know the beauty of our state from the mountains to the coast, and it seems Hollywood has taken notice, too. Although most of the film industry’s activity has focused in the past on areas like Wilmington and Charlotte, NC, for the recent production of The Ultimate Life, more rural areas like Tobaccoville, NC—yes, you read that right, Tobaccoville—caught the interest of not only producers but of locals who soon were able to add “movie extra” to their resume. But how exactly was Tobaccoville, NC, chosen as one of the North Carolina locations? There’s a home-town connection to that question!

wardrobe. Sitting next to Peter Fonda and talking with him was also a neat experience and meeting Michael Landon Jr. was awesome as well. The catering from craft services was delicious, 5-star dining at its best,” David commented. Beyond the perks of being a “star” are some long days…

If

“I Like Calling North Carolina Home” The Ultimate Life Producer, David Kapps ,and Director Michael Landon Jr., had filmed in Winston-Salem, NC, before and had a great experience with the energy of the people and the hospitality of the city, so choosing the Triad and surrounding areas were a natural when settings of farms, lands and old ranches were needed. So, Location Scout and former Clemmons, NC resident Stewart Gerard was given the task of finding just the right look for the film. “The script for The Ultimate Life called for a Texas-type town, and since NC does have rural areas which could be manipulated into looking like rural Texas, NC was the choice for this movie. My job of finding the perfect locations was fun as I drove around the outskirts of Winston-Salem meeting some good

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Peter Fonda with David Ogburn, Jr.

people and reconnecting with friends,” recalled Stewart. Once you have the perfect place to shoot, you need the right people to be extras, and it just so happened the casting group was looking for ‘cowboys with moustaches,’ and that fit David Ogburn Jr., aka Lil Dave, of Ogburn Stables in Tobaccoville, to a ‘T’.” Who Knew a Moustache Could Land You a Movie Part? After hearing about an open casting call for a “cowboy with a moustache,” David Ogburn went and was cast as an extra that would be in a scene “working on a fence.” “I got a ‘speaking’ part. Peter Fonda’s character asks a crowd of cowboys if there are any fence builders and I yell out, ‘I can build a fence!’ He replies, ‘You, moustache, come with me.’ Then we jump on his truck and drive away,” recalled David. But the break at stardom wasn’t as easy as just having a moustache. “The whole process of filming was overwhelming. There were lots of trailers for hair, makeup and

“I was very excited to be in the movie. As a kid, I had always wanted to be in a western and I was able to live that dream in my backyard. The whole experience was a lot of fun, but making NC in the dead of winter look like a Texas summer was hard, and the 3 twelve-hour days were long, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything!” stated David. As a side note, several of the scenes were filmed at the house and farm of my grandparents, Hugh and Beulah Shore, in Tobaccoville. I have to admit, I am looking forward to going to the see The Ultimate Life when it hits the theatres on September 6th, 2013, to see the farm where I grew up and a few familiar faces, from that of David Ogburn Jr. to my cousin Steve Shore, giving his most serious look during a courtroom scene. So, when you go to see The Ultimate Life, pay extra attention and you may just see a friend of yours building a fence or walking through the background during a scene. It’s always a fun time when Hollywood and your hometown meet and bring people that you know and love to the “big screen.” Now the campaign for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame begins…


“Out and About” in Winston-Salem

FIESTA = Family Fun! By Sarah Fedele

Downtown Winston-Salem is once again going to take on a Latin flair and a salsa beat for the 21st Annual FIESTA street festival. On Saturday, September 14, the Hispanic League will hold the FIESTA street festival, sponsored by Wells Fargo, on 4th Street, Poplar Street, Spruce Street, Holly Avenue and at Winston Square Park. More than 20,000 people brought downtown Winston-Salem to life last year with Hispanic/Latino live music, arts and crafts, authentic food vendors, a parade of flags and the amazing children’s area. The Kilpatrick Townsend Children’s Area will have a new location this year at Winston Square Park, located at 310 N. Marshall Street. Plan to bring your family for the day from 12–7 p.m. The Children’s Area includes a Children’s Stage with local, live acts including Grupo Painalli, Flamingo guitarist Eudelio Solis, Fredd Reyes, Mariachi Mexico 2000 Band, Ashley Elementary students, the Astrological Society and even a Kids’ Zumbathon. The Kilpatrick Townsend Children’s Area will also include an arts and crafts station, face painting, piñatas, balloon art by Donna Pruitt, the Winston-Salem Public Library Book Mobile, and children’s building projects with Home Depot. Three large inflatables provided by the Winston-Salem Dash will keep the children entertained, along with a little help from “Bolt” himself! FIESTA is free to the public and is a rain-orshine event. For a complete schedule of performance times, activities and events, visit http://fiesta.hispanicleague.org. FIESTA is a fundraiser for the Hispanic League, with all funds raised from FIESTA sponsors, vendors and donations supporting cultural, health, education and scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community year-round. Established in 1992, the Hispanic League facilitates the inclusion, education and health of Hispanics/Latinos in our community, while promoting multicultural understanding, diversity and respect for all cultures in Winston Salem/Forsyth County. For more information on the Hispanic League, to learn about upcoming events, to become a member, to volunteer, to make a donation, or to stay connected to your local Hispanic/Latino community, visit www.hispanicleague.org, email info@hispanicleague.org or call 336-770-1228. If you would like to have your event in an upcoming issue, please contact Heather Spivey at heather@forsythmags.com September Issue 2013 • 77


The Artist’s Corner

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“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Carson Walker, Clemmons Middle School, 7th Grade Teacher: Stacey Stephens Savannah Ezzell, Northest Middle School, 8th Grade Teacher: Emily Bast Carlos Castro, Mineral Springs Middle School, 8th Grade Teacher: Kristin Jones Hampton Hynes, Clemmons Middle School, 8th Grade Teacher: Katherine Howard


After-school Snacks for the Kids

By Emily Eileen Carter & Kristi Marion

school back in session, parents are scrambling to pack lunches and provide the daily nourishment that keeps kids full of energy throughout the day. These easy-to-prepare snacks are perfect afternoon pick-me-ups. The hearty recipes will provide just enough energy to tackle homework or afternoon activities and keep the kids fueled until dinnertime.

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Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich 1 Tablespoon butter, divided 2 slices multi-grain or whole-wheat bread 1 slice cheddar cheese 3 slices crisp, Granny Smith apple

NO-BAKE COOKIE DOUGH BITES Love cookie dough, but worry about your little ones eating raw eggs? Try this no-bake, healthy, proteinpacked, worry-free version.

Ingredients: ½ cup creamy peanut butter (or raw almond butter if peanut allergy is an issue) ¼ cup raw honey or real maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup coconut flour 3 Tablespoons quick cooking oats 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed (optional)

Directions: 1.Heat medium-sized frying pan to mediumlow heat and spread half of butter in the pan. 2.Layer cheese and apple between two bread slices and place sandwich in the pan. Press firm with the spatula and cook 2–3 minutes. 3.Flip the sandwich and add the second half of butter to the pan. 4.Cook the sandwich 2–3 minutes on this side or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted on both sides. 5.Cut into diagonal halves or four squares and serve.

¼ cup California raisins

Directions: 1.In a large bowl, mix nut butter, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla until creamy. 2.In another bowl, mix coconut flour, ground flax seed, quick oats, cinnamon and sea salt. Add these dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. Fold in raisins.

1 cup Cheerios 1 cup cheese crackers 1 cup dried pineapple 1 cup roasted almonds 1 cup miniature M&Ms 1 cup miniature pretzels

¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Easy Trail Mix

3.Kids can help knead the dough with their hands. If it is too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it is too dry and doesn’t hold together well, knead in 1 or 2 teaspoons water.

Mix and seal in an airtight container in a cool place to prevent chocolate from melting.

4.Scoop out tablespoon-size portions and have the kids help you roll 1-inch balls by hand. 5.Refrigerate 30 minutes and serve. September Issue 2013 • 79


September Calendar of Family Events SEPTEMBER 5 TEE OFF AGAINST CHILD ABUSE

3RD ANNUAL SOZO CHILDREN BENEFIT DINNER

1:30-6pm, Tanglewood Park. This is the 23rd annual golf tournament to benefit the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of NC. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, longest drive and closest to the pin. Cost: $340/4-person team. 768.5560

To be held at WinMock at Kinderton. Sozo leadership will share the amazing "Village Project" vision God has given the Sozo Family and how He is already changing lives in a remote African Village called Ngongolo. Guest speaker, Daphne Marshall. Entertainment provided by Katelyn Marks Drye and her husband Derek. Tickets to the dinner are $50 per person for adults and $20 per person for children under 12. Purchase tickets at www.sozochildren.org/dinnernc. Questions to Sherry@sozochildren.org

SEPTEMBER 6 CINEMA UNDER THE STARS PRESENTS “AIRPLANE!” (1980) 9-11pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Summer heralds long, lazy evenings and large, ambitious movies. Cost: $5/person (cash only). 758.5150

SEPTEMBER 6-8 FORSYTH COUNTY 42ND ANNUAL GEM, MINERAL, JEWELRY & FOSSIL SHOW & SALE 10am-7pm (6th-7th); 12-5pm (8th), Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Education Building. Displays provided from private collectors, dealers and the mining industry. Cost: $2/adult, children K-12 free with adult. 416.3656

SEPTEMBER 7 REYNOLDA VILLAGE TOUR 10am-12:30pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Join us for a two-hour walking tour of the barns, dairy and staff quarters; and listen to oral histories of the people who lived and worked on the estate. Cost: $10/members & students; $15/nonmembers. 758.5150

BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS AND AUTHORS 10am-5pm, Downtown Arts District, Sixth and Trade Streets in W-S. Renowned authors, illustrators and chefs share their work through readings, presentations, panel discussions, workshops and book signings. Food and fun for all ages. 747.1471

SEPTEMBER 9 FORSYTH PIECERS & QUILTERS GUILD MEETING 6:30-8:30pm, Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Road. Member Leanne Brendle will present, "Quilt Barns and Quilt Barn Trails." Consider a fall road trip to look at leaves and beautiful quilts painted on rural barns. 724.9509

SEPTEMBER 10 KIDS’ MORNING OUT 10am-12pm, Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty Street. Enjoy Guided Art in the art studio, a Mary Time Music event at 11am, plus the Children’s Museum’s fun exhibits! As always, each adult receives four tickets for our fabulous prize board drawings! 723.9111

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! Brookstown Inn, 200 Brookstown Avenue in W-S. Grab a friend, neighbor, co-worker, mother, sister, SOMEBODY and have a much need Girls’ Night Out. Enjoy a delicious buffet of fresh fruit, fried chicken with pimento cheese sliders, hot artichoke and spinach dip with tortilla chips, asiago potatoes, cheese tortellini with creamy pesto sauce, smoked turkey wraps, fried pickles and mini desserts for just $10! Drink specials available! Also, register for TONS of prizes and giveaways!

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SEPTEMBER 14 CLEMMONS FOOD PANTRY’S RACE TO D’FEET HUNGER 5K & FUN RUN 7-10am, Tanglewood Park. Fun family event to support the Clemmons Food Pantry. For more information and to register or sponsor go to www.clemmonsfoodpantry.org. Cost: $25/pre-registration; $30/race day. 331.3432

UNION GROVE FALL CONSIGNMENT SALE 8am-1pm, Union Grove Baptist Church Gym, Northern Davidson County. M.O.M. at Union Grove Fall Consignment Sale featuring fall and winter children's clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, maternity clothes, Halloween costumes and more.

W-S JAYCEE’S 1ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 8am-2pm, Reynolds Park Golf Course. Golf Tournament to benefit the Winston Salem Jaycees. Cost: $55/individual; $200/foursome. Cost includes entry and all fees, boxed lunch and two drink tickets, plus gift bag. Prize awarded for longest drive and closest to pin. 782.7300

FLURRY’S HOPE 5K/10K BLIND HORSE RESCUE RUN 8:30am-1pm, 570 Lowe Road in Madison. This 5K/10K is a road race that is open to all ages and abilities. Cost: $25 for 5K; $30 for 10K; add $5 more for race day registration. 423.9108

WOODS OF TERROR 5K ZOMBIE MUD RUN 9am-2:30pm, 5601 N. Church Street. The Zombie Apocalypse is set to take over Woods of Terror Haunted Attraction in Greensboro. Cost: $35/zombies; $65-$95/runners; $5-$10/spectators. 286.2163

RAFFALDINI VINEYARDS 8TH ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA 11am-5pm, Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery. Enjoy different food options such as an Italian cucina, meatball sandwiches, brick oven pizzas, gelato, olive oils and vinegars, Italian flavored cheeses, Italian food truck vendors and traditional Italian sweets. Cost: $15/person 21+; $10/person under 21. 526.1078

SEPTEMBER 14 & 21 REYNOLDA SKETCH 10am-12:30pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. A series of workshops for art students in 7th-12th grades who are interested in improving their artistic skills. Cost: $25/members; $35/nonmembers. 758.5150


SEPTEMBER 14, 21 & 28 ROCK LASER SHOWS IN SCIWORKS PLANETARIUM 7-11pm, SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road. Includes music from The Beatles and modern hard rock. Cost: $6/show or 2 or more shows for $5 each. 714.7109

SEPTEMBER 17 BOOKSIGNING 7pm, The Sanctuary, Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 West Fifth Street. Dr. Eben Alexander, III will be speaking. The topic is his #1 New York Times bestseller, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. Booksigning and reception will follow the program. Free and open to the public (no reservations required).

SEPTEMBER 18-22 QUILT! CAROLINA SEPTEMBER QUILT TOUR 10am-5pm. Visit 16 quilt shops from the Triangle to the Triad during the September Quilt Tour—the most fun you'll have all year! Your passport folder includes 16 full-color patterns. Shop specials, prize drawings, bus tours, sew-in retreat and more! Cost: $15/person. 631.5356

SEPTEMBER 19 HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL 5-8pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Watch the sun set and the full moon rise from the Reynolda lawn at this new festival celebrating art, food and music. Cost: $15; $10 for museum members and students. 758.5524

SEPTEMBER 20 FUN ON THE FIELD 6-9pm, Calvary Baptist Church and Day School Athletic Field. Carnival games, inflatables, hamster ball, cornhole tournament, face painting, toddler zone, cakewalk, silent auction and great food! Cost: $5/child ages 4+, $2/adult, $20 max per family. 714.5526

HOPE FOR A CURE GALA 6-10pm, Elder Gallery, 1520 South Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. Silent and live auctions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, carving station, dessert station and dancing to benefit Operation Oligo Cure, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support promising brain tumor research specifically targeted at creating new treatments to fight oligodendroglioma and help those battling this noncurable disease. Tickets $75/advance; $85/door. Visit www.oligocure.org.

SEPTEMBER 20-21 A WEEKEND WITH KAY AND DAVID ARTHUR AT THE BRIDGE 5pm, The Bridge, 1080 Old Greensboro Road in Kernersville. Well-known Christian speaker Kay Arthur and her husband, will be at The Bridge church to lead the “Being Equipped in the Last Days” conference. Seats are limited, register at https://www.aboutthebridge.com/conference/. Cost: $35-$45/person. 996.6880

SEPTEMBER 21 TWIN CITY STAGE TO HOST A “BEHIND THE SCENES” COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE 10am-1pm, Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in W-S. Tour will take visitors through everything that goes into bringing a show to the stage, from lighting and sound, to props and costumes. Guests will also be able to see the

gorgeous set of The Philadelphia Story up close, see an actor being aged and learn more about the history of Twin City Stage. Free admission. Refreshments provided. 748.0857 ext. 201.

SEPTEMBER 22 SECU FAMILY HOUSE BIRTHDAY BARBECUE 5-7pm, SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane. Mark your calendar for a special evening of tasty barbecue and toetapping bluegrass by Martha Bassett! Cost: $15/person. 793.2822

SEPTEMBER 27-29 QUILT! CAROLINA SEW-IN 9am-6pm, Brookstown Inn in W-S. A personal table, cutting and ironing stations, snacks, some meals and a canvas tote included. Visit 356quiltshop.com or call 800.228.6624 for questions about pricing, meals and more!

SEPTEMBER 28 WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES 10:30am-2pm, N. Trade Street in downtown W-S. International men's march to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence, as well as highlight the role that men play in creating a solution. Cost varies. 722.8173

THE LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD THREEON-THREE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 12-4pm, Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd. in W-S. Come out and help us raise funds and awareness of the lack of sporting equipment available to the children of The Children’s Home, Boy’s & Girl’s Club and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Cost: $85/team of 3-4 people. 301.801.0738

3RD ANNUAL FREE FAMILY CHARITY MOVIE NIGHT @ BB&T BALLPARK 6:30-10pm, BB&T Ballpark. Nature's Select presents EPIC film. All donations and proceeds benefit Brenner Children's Hospital. Free; donations requested. Visit www.NaturesSelect.com.

SEPTEMBER 28-29 SHE CREATED IT FESTIVAL Salem Academy and College preps for high-impact dance instruction, branding and development workshops and a choreographed live stage performance by five of the dance industry’s most seasoned choreographers. Cost varies. 404.274.7193

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1 SAWTOOTH SCHOOL’S ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION 5-7pm, The Davis Gallery at the Sawtooth School. Once a year, the Sawtooth School for Visual Art features the work of local and regional artists who teach classes and workshops at the Triad’s premier community art school. The show will be up through October 1, 2013. 723.7395

NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 2 KERSEY VALLEY MAIZE ADVENTURE 12-6pm, 1615 Kersey Valley Road in High Point. Maize Adventure is the most famous corn maze in NC that is the perfect way for your family, school, home school or church group to experience a day of camaraderie and fun! Cost: $10.95+. 431.1700

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Ballet & Performing Arts Centre..................17

Kathy Marino Dance Studio ........................13

Salem Gymnastics .....................................19

Bonefish Grill.............................................75

Kersey Valley Maize Adventure ...................37

Salem Smiles Orthodontics........................21

Bookmarks.................................................80

Kersey Valley Spooky Woods......................43

SciWorks ...................................................13

Bridal Show in the Ballpark.........................68

Kersey Valley Zip Line ..................Inside Front

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School ......61

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Launch Media ............................................70

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Calvary Baptist Church ...............................61

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Triad Baptist Church ...................................63

Christina’s Dessertry ..................................75

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Consignment Shop Hop .............................68

Mock Beroth Tire Group..............................45

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