Workshop planned

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Co-sponsors Guilford Green Foundation, the University of North Carolina School of Education and the Faculty Access & Equity Committee will present its anti-bullying workshop on Feb. 22, 4 p.m., at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, School of Education, Room 114.

Attendees will be able to view the award-winning video, “Bully,” with discussion afterward.

Organizers report that one in five LGBT people skip school because they fear being bullied.

Facilitator will be Dr. Terri Phoenix, director of the LGBT Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available free of charge in the surface lots.

Refreshments will be provided by Lindley Park Filling Station.


Win with Pride

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Join Pride Winston-Salem as it holds it Wining With Pride wine and beer sampling event on Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., at Corks Caps & Taps, 626 W. Fourth St.

Sample and learn about five wines for $10 or five beer flight for $15.

Tickets are available online at


League opens player registration

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The Triad Softball League has announced that it is currently open for registration for the spring season.

New members must attend a skills clinic on one of three days: Feb. 21 or 22, 2 p.m., or Feb. 24, 6 p.m., at a location to be shared with registrants.

Teams are Replacements, Diamonds, Bone Crushers, The Q Lounge, Gladiators and Club Snap.

Registration forms are available online. Deadline is Feb. 24.

The team reveal will be held on March 1, 6 p.m., at the Q Lounge in Greensboro. Team practice will be held on March 7 and 15, with league practice on March 8 and 14. Opening day is March 22 at 12:45 p.m.

Sponsorships are also being accepted. A packet is available online.


Foundation welcomes new board

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation has announced the election of its new board for 2015.

Larry Boles is returning as president, as well as Anne Marie Stott, secretary, and Karrol McKay, treasurer.

New to the board is Mark Cole who accepted the vice president’s post.

Serving on the board is Angela Bauer, Jesse Duncan, Monique Farrell, Thom Hazzard; Robbie King, Mary Law and Kate Mewhinney.

The board is currently looking for volunteers to help the foundation fulfill its mission and objectives. There will be a volunteer orientation session on March 3. Email to secure a reservation.

Additionally, the foundation will open its 2015 grants cycle in March. It has scheduled a grants orientation session on March 25, 5:30 p.m., at the New Winston Museum, 713 S Marshall St. Email to learn more.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.