Movie screening nears

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Out at the Movies will present “Appropriate Behavior” on July 12, 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, ACE Theatre Complex, 1533 S. Main St.

The film traverses themes centered around relationships.

Rolling Stone called “Appropriate Behavior” the 2014 Sundance Festival’s most ready for prime time debut.

Admission is $7/adult; $6/students, seniors. Tickets will be available at 6:15 p.m. in the theatre lobby. For advance and discount information, call Rex at 336-918-0902.


Foundation gears up for grants-giving

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation, Inc., will be awarding $50,000 in grants and sponsorships at its upcoming 2014 Grant Presentation Ceremony on July 23, 6 p.m., at the New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall St.

This year’s applications broke records with regard to requests, some from first-timers.

All funding applications go through a rigorous review process and the community is involved in the decision-making process. Applications are initially reviewed for eligibility by the foundation’s Grants Committee. Returning applicants must submit a year-end grant report in order to be eligible for continued funding.

adamfoundation_logoThe applications that meet funding criteria are then assigned to members of a community review panel. This panel is made up of both LGBTQ individuals and straight allies. The panel submits its recommendations back to the Grants Committee for their final review and then funding recommendations are made to the foundation’s board for final decision.

The foundation’s Grants Committee met during the first week in June to listen to feedback from volunteers who reviewed and researched requests that span healthcare and research to arts and entertainment.

RSVPs are due via email by July 18 to

The foundation’s Silver Anniversary Celebration signature fundraising event will be held on Nov. 8, 7 p.m., at the Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 N. Patterson Ave. Theme will be “The Silver Screen: Lights! Camera! Action!.


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