Human Relations Celebrating Cultural Awareness Month During September
Two festivals and a forum for high school students on race relations highlight the city’s observance of Cultural Awareness Month during September. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Human Relations Commission is holding its annual International Village Food and Music Festival, from noon to 8 p.m. in Corpening Plaza. Cultures from all over the world will be showcased and celebrated.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, Commission will hold its annual Student Race Relations Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the R.J. Reynolds High School auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. And on Saturday, Sept. 24, the city will participate in Fiesta, the Hispanic League's annual Hispanic cultural festival, in downtown Winston-Salem from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More about Cultural Awareness Month...
Volunteers Needed for Big Sweep and Roots Day
Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is looking for volunteers to assist with the Big Sweep cleanup of local waterways and Community Roots Day, both of which will be held during October.
Big Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All supplies and lunch are provided.
Community Roots Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will plant about 400 trees in the Smith Farm neighborhood.
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Women Leaders Program Committee
Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Outstanding Women Leaders Program Committee, a new advisory panel the City Council authorized earlier this year to oversee the Outstanding Women Leaders awards program, which honors women who have demonstrated leadership and service in the community. The committee will have five members who will be responsible for selecting honorees and planning the awards program. The committee will hold its first meeting in December. Citizens interested in serving on the committee should contact the City Secretary’s office at 336-727-2224 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. The application deadline is Oct. 5, 2016.
Professional Hockey Returning to Winston-Salem
The Public Assembly Facilities Commission has approved an agreement with a hockey ownership group to bring a professional hockey team back to Winston-Salem, starting in the 2017-2018 season. The team will compete in the Federal Hockey League. The yet-to-be-named team will play in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. Additional information, including details about the ownership group, team personnel, team name and the league will be presented at a news conference in September.
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Garbage, recycling, yard-waste cart collection changes for holiday weeks