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Friday, April 27, 2012

Plant & Seed Sale

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Plant and seed sale set for Saturday: The Garden Spot of the World Club will hold its annual spring plant and seed sale on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m to noon at the Rural Hall Post Office. All proceeds will be used for community beautification projects. There will be vegetable plants, ferns, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs, roses and gardening books and magazines for sale.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reynolda House Community Day Celebration

Art! Games! Entertainment! Food! FREE!

Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host a free Community Day celebration on Saturday, May 5 from noon to 3 p.m. The day will be themed around a Shakespearean pageant, and visitors are invited to enjoy a spring day of poetry, dance, food and games in the spirit of the pageants and outdoor dramas that took place on estates of the Country Place Era, including the Reynolda estate.
The historic house will be open for touring, and guests may discover exhibitions in the bedroom galleries as well as "A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era," on view in the Babcock Wing gallery. Outside, the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet will perform scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and The Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem will perform vignettes from several plays, including "Romeo and Juliet."
In addition to art activities both inside and out, there will be a poetry tree, Elizabethan games and a scavenger hunt. In keeping with the theme of the day, families are invited to visit the Shakespearean Garden of Flowers and Verses planted in front of the historic house. For more information about Community Day and other events, please call 336.758.5150 or visit (#reynoldalandscape)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 Earth Day Fair

2012 Earth Day Fair
Saturday, Apr 28 10:00a
at Dixie Classic Fairgrounds,Winston-Salem, NC

The Piedmont Earth Day Fair is the Triad's largest Earth Day event. It's free and family-friendly with lots to offer, including live music all day, a variety of all-natural food options, hands-on demonstrations and children's activities. In addition, the Fair features 100+ exhibitors demonstrating the sustainable features of their products/services, highlighting local initiatives to protect our environment, and sharing their passion for sustainable solutions to modern day living!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rabies Clinic

Rabies Vaccination Clinic hosted by Forsyth County Animal Control this Saturday, April 21st, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Barn (Gate 9 on 27th St.). Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated for only $5.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Walking Food Tours

Walking Food Tours are held in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Hillsborough, Greensboro and Winston-Salem every Saturday all year long and are available on weekdays and weeknights by appointment.

Thriving business, arts and music communities, amazing architecture, and fantastic restaurants define downtown Winston-Salem. But it`s the friendliness of the residents and a prevailing Southern character that creates a unique urban and independent vibe. On these guided tours, discover how chefs and owners are using locally-sourced ingredients to create masterful contemporary Southern dishes and treats.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cheesemaking Classes at Sleepy Goat Farm

Sleepy Goat Farm Cheesemaking Classes
7215 Allison Rd
Pelham, NC 27311

Cheesemaking 101:  Join us for a fun-filled day of learning to make cheese in your own home! Stretch your dollar as you discover how easy it is to make fresh, soft cheese and the aging process to produce a lovely, firmer textured cheese.
Each day-long workshop is $125 and includes:
•hands-on instruction on making chevre and aged cheeses
•written instructions and supply lists for home use
•a starter kit for your first batch at home
•a delicious lunch with a sampling of our cheeses
•a copy of our cookbook, What Do I Do With It?
•the cheese you create!
Upcoming classes: May 12, June 2, June 16

Private Classes: A group (or single person) to make cheese of their choice for total $300.00 without lunch (with lunch $15.00/person). Offerings: chevre, feta, Cassatt, cheddar, washed curd (like Gouda), raw milk Cezanne, blue. We have some flexibility as to the timing and direction of the class, so call first to discuss your options.

Private Cheese Making: You are basically 'renting' the state-certified cheese making facilities (and the cheese maker) for the day and buying about 30-40 lbs of cheese depending on the make. One of our cheese makers will be present to direct the operation (conducted as a class for the novice but if you are experienced, that may not be needed). Because of the need for pressing,drying, and brining, the cheese must be picked up at a prearranged time a couple days later. The group can decide whether they want it waxed (an extra charge) or if they prefer to do the affinage (aging) themselves. Please call or email for details or ideas. It is a wonderful way for friends to have a profitable get together...a lot of fun and fellowship. You can make your goat (or cow/goat milk mixed) cheese for about 1/2 the price paid at farmers markets.
Chevre is a little different because it is a 3 day process: we can make it and hang it and one or more from your group can come and pack it (flavor it if you like) and take away to divide amoung yourselves. Please call or email for details or ideas. It is a wonderful way for friends to have a profitable get together...a lot of fun/ fellowship.
Upcoming classes: May 9-10, May 14-15, May 30-31, June 5-6, June 13-14, June 18-19

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fiber Faire

Fiber Faire

Fiber Faire 2012

First Annual Fiber Faire
High Point Museum
Sponsored by the High Point Historical Society
Join us for a Journey into the History of the Crafts
Saturday April 28, 2012
A Day of Fun for the Entire Family
Bring the Kids to the Historical Park and introduce them to
time-honored crafts of early High Point

Spinning, Weaving
Knitting, Crocheting
Knitting, Crocheting
Felting, Nuno Felting
Market Place Shopping
Area Vendors
Lots of Yarns, Looms and Wheels

Access to Museum & Park
FREE Admission

Market Place Admission
Cost $6.00 per person
FREE for High Point Historial Society Members

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Historic Latta Plantation

Historic Latta Plantation
 5225 Sample Road , Huntersville NC 28078

Family Farm Day April 14th, 2012 (10am-4pm)
Bring the family out for a fun day on the farm! Meet the farm animals and enjoy numerous animal presentations throughout the day, make a craft, explore the plantation, and learn about honeybees. Children can visit the Farm Chores area and milk the cow, gather eggs, try the water bucket relay, and more! Free with regular site admission.

Spring Homeschool Day April 18, 2012 (10am-4pm)
Join us for this special event set aside for homeschoolers! The Great Wagon Road was a series of Native American pathways, used by settlers to travel between South Carolina and Pennsylvania. Prepare for an interactive journey as you travel as an immigrant from Pennsylvania, to your new homestead in North Carolina. This journey will take you all around the plantation grounds and teach you about the difficulties of 18th and 19th century travel, home remedies on the trail, hunting and gathering for food, and much more! Will you make it all the way to North Carolina? Come and see for yourself!
Cost is $6 per person, children 4 and under and members are free!
No Pre-registration Necessary

Latta Plantation Open Golf Tournament April 23, 2012
Support Latta Plantation as you enjoy a day of golf at The Point! Golf Tournament will be held at the Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville, NC and all proceeds will benefit Latta Place, Inc! Foursomes and Sponsorships are available.
Click here for more information!

Civil War Soldier For a Day April 28, 2012 (10am-4pm)
Boys and girls ages 8-12 will be mustered into the Northern and Southern armies for a day! This one day version of our popular summer Civil War Soldier Camp will take children back in time for a Civil War experience they will never forget! After learning about soldier life, they will drill, battle, and end the day with a graduation ceremony. Children will receive a Civil War kepi (hat) to keep and other equipment will be loaned to them for the day. The cost is $40 per camper and pre-registration is required. Contact Matthew Waisner at 704-875-2312, ext. 305 or for more information. Click here for registration form!

World War II Reenactment May 5 -6 (10am-4pm), 2012
Remember the sacrifices of Americans who fought in World War II. The battle each day at 2:00pm will take place in 1945 Germany. Demonstrations throughout the weekend will include, On the Front Line, On Patrol, Weapons Training, Knowing Your Enemy, POW Interrogation, and a Mortar Demo. Explore the grounds and visit the Allied and Axis camps and learn about the USSO in the plantation house. Admission is $7 per person, ages 5 and under free. World War II Veterans admitted free. Other veterans receive $1 discount.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Goodies

We have lots of Easter ideas for your loved ones. Goat's milk soap bunny wash cloths, Easter themed goat's milk soap gift sets, glass candles with peeps, bunnies and goat kids on them and more . . .

Goodies for your loved of all ages!

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Have You "Signed" Yet?

A quick reminder for you to sign the peitition to "Save St. Philips," the oldest historic church here in Germanton, NC

It just take a minute to type in your name and "sign" it!

You can learn more about the church and why it might be moved on

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rabies Clinic

IMPORTANT: There will a rabies clinic, Saturday, Aril 14 at Mount Olive Elementary School from 9 - Noon. $8.00 cash only. 

You do not have to live in Stokes County to get your dog vaccinated at this event!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2012 Piedmont Farm Tour

2012 Piedmont Farm Tour: America's Biggest Sustainable Farm Tour!

Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29
Farms open from 1-5pm

Come learn about the Triangle's local and organic farm & food scene.
Meet local farmers & tour their farms!

To Take the Tour:Load up a car with your friends and family, choose the farms on the map you'd like to visit and get out in the countryside! The tour is self-guided and farms and sites are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Person counties. Visit any farm in any order.

And, don't forget to take a cooler so that you can take home some of the farm fresh products for sale at many farms!

Farm Tour Brochure (.pdf)
- Read about the farms, lots of maps, & more!
Interactive Map - Read about the farms, plan your stops and get driving directions!

Buy Your Tickets
1. Advance tickets
are $25 per car for ALL farms, ALL weekend.

support local farms button

Buy your Farm Tour Button!

> You can now purchase your tickets at our tour co-sponsor, Weaver Street Market, at their locations in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough, and at Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro, and Harmony Farms in Raleigh.

2. DAY OF THE TOUR TICKETS are $30 for all farms, $10 per farm (Buy buttons at the first farm you visit.)

To Volunteer:
Volunteer one afternoon and attend the whole tour for FREE! Volunteers get an insider
view of farms, have lots of fun and get a free T-shirt!

Email Fred to volunteer!

Special Tour for Young and Beginning FarmersIf you are a beginning farmer (less than 10 years experience), you can take our VIP minibus tour for just $3!
This gets you a ride with special guest experts, materials, a button for taking the farm tour the other day, snacks, and prizes.
We will meet at Fifth Season Gardening in Carrboro at 12:45, back by 5 PM.
This is a very limited offer and will sell out soon.
Buy your ticket now!
Saturday's Horticulture Tour: We'll focus on horticulture at Turtle Run Farm, Millarckee Farm and Harland's Creek Farm. Eric Soderholm, CFSA's Organic Transition Coordinator, will be your host.
Sunday's Livestock Tour: We'll focus on livestock at Hogan's Magnolia View Farm (not on the regular tour), Coon Rock Farm and Walters Unlimited at Carls-Beth Farm. Tim Holmes, Lead Certifier for Animal Welfare Approved, and Amy Saltmarsh of NCSU, will be your hosts.
Note that this will be a technical training event and is not open to children or non-farmers. One tour event max per person. Many thanks to our sponsor the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and grant partner the National Center for Appropriate Technology.
Questions: Contact the CFSA office at 919-542-2402 or email Fred.

> Check out this excellent video by the Interfaith Food Shuttle's Mitra Sticklen about their Young Farmer Training Program Apprentice Tour during the 2011 Piedmont Farm Tour!

Questions?The tour is both an educational event and a fundraiser for CFSA, a 33-year old a non-profit organization that helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems that family farmers need to thrive and educating communities about local, organic farming. Weaver Street Market has been an essential partner in building the Piedmont Farm Tour into a Triangle institution.

Questions? Call CFSA 919.542.2402.

Proudly sponsored by:
weaver st market