International Village Music and Food Festival Returning Sept. 9
Cultures from all over the world will be showcased and celebrated through music, dancing, fashion shows, food, arts and crafts vendors, and information booths at this year’s International Village Food and Music Festival, being held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Corpening Plaza. Admission is free. The festival will be preceded by a Naturalization Ceremony at 11 a.m. in Corpening Plaza. For more information about the International Village Food and Music Festival, go to InternationalVillage.ws. READ MORE
Fairgrounds Farmers Market Holding "Gourd-geous" Gourds Day September 9
The Fairgrounds Farmers Market is holding a "Gourd-geous" Gourds Day on Saturday, Sept. 9. From 8 a.m. to noon there will be displays of decorated gourds, gourd decorating demonstrations for adults, and gourd activities for kids. There will also be music, vendors with gourd merchandise, and free gourd seeds and growing tips. The market is open every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter through the parking area off of 27th Street.
Citywide Liturgical Dance Competition Coming Oct. 14; Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for "Rejoice Winston-Salem," a non-denominational liturgical and spiritual dance competition Oct. 14 that is sponsored by the city and open to faith-based and other organizations such as dance studios based inside the city limits.
Entries are being accepted for solo dancers, for groups up to eight dancers ages 12-17, and for groups up to eight dancers ages 18 and up. Entry fees are $50 for solo dancers and $75 for groups. The competition is open to amateur dancers only. A total of 24 entries will be accepted and only one entry per organization is allowed. The winning solo dancer will receive $150 and the group winners will each receive $300. The deadline for entering is Sept. 29. Complete rules, the registration form and more information is posted at RejoiceWinstonSalem.com.
"Mini-Airshow" Being Held at Hobby Park
More than 50 radio-controlled model airplanes are expected to participate in a "mini-airshow" being held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Hobby Park, 2301 W. Clemmonsville Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The airshow is being organized by the Hobby Park RC Aircraft Club. Admission and parking are free; all proceeds from a hot-dog lunch and raffle will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Attendees who bring a bag with at least five cans of food will receive their choice of a free lunch or $5 in raffle tickets, said Bren Bailey, the club president. Learn more at hobbyparkrc.net.
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