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This Weekend – Friday Night Bed Races, Christmas Parade and Winterfest Coming to Mocksville!

2017 Mocksville Bed Races PR2 450Races Friday night, Parade Saturday
Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 17th as 15 intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits, WXII-12 News, and CW Channel 20.1 take part in the 6th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races.

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 pm. The bed races will begin at 6:15 as CW takes on WXII. WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope is determined that her team will place in the top three this year!

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes. This year’s race is sponsored by Yadtel.

Enjoy 2016 Mocksville Bed Race Pictures!
Mocksville Bed Races -2016 ‘Twas The Night Before Bed Race!

Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work?
Like any sprint, the goal of the bed race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old, and the rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are appropriate.

Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot Street to Gaither Street: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)

Main Street will be Closed at 5:30
Main Street from Gaither Street to the ­­­­­corner of Main Street/601/64 ­­­­­­­­­will close at 5:30 pm in preparation for the race. Plenty of bleacher-seating will be available. O’Callahans, Restaurant 101, The Factory Coffeehouse, and Scoops will be open for hungry spectators. Michael Burton’s Smoke Wagon will be serving barbecue, smoked nachos, smoked chicken wings and corn dogs near Sadie’s Unique Boutique on North Main Street and the Davie High Band Boosters will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and cold and hot drinks near the Mocksville Police Station.

RUSH -Rotary United to Stop Hunger will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Saturday – Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Begins at Noon
The holidays would not be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s blast from the past theme is “It’s a 50’s Christmas.” What happened in the 1950s? …”I Love Lucy” premiered on television…The Diner’s Club began issuing the first credit cards…Swanson introduced Frozen TV Dinners…”The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered & the Disneyland theme park in California opened…Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s chain….Elvis Presley had his first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel”…NASA was created…Wham-O invented the Hula Hoop….Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states to the US…The original series of The Twilight Zone aired as well as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke & The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park at noon Saturday and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin. Prizes will be awarded to the best parade participants. First place wins $75; second place will receive $50; and third place earns $25.

Find Your Parade Seat Early and do a Little Christmas Shopping on Saturday!
Several downtown merchants will be hosting annual holiday open houses with refreshments and store specials. They would love to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

The Market on Main
143 N. Main Street • Open 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Featuring: “Fresh From The Farm” USDA Meats, Vegetables, Eggs, Artisans, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Baked Goods, Honey, & More!

Splatter Art Studio
110 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Hand Painted Holiday Gifts and Art for Purchase. Special Discounted Gift Certificates for Classes. Refreshments and Live Music.

Styled Gatherings
114 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Featuring: New Arrivals, Prize Drawings, Giveaways, and Refreshments.

Sadie’s Unique Boutique
185 N. Main Street • Open House 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Shopping Discounts, Holiday Gifts, Giveaways, and Refreshments

Counter Point Music
50 Court Square • Open at 10 a.m.
Join us for Refreshments & Promotional Offers immediately following the parade

Winterfest – Free Family Event Saturday, December 2nd
Downtown Mocksville’s holiday celebrations continue with Winterfest on Saturday, December 2nd from noon- 5 p.m.

This FREE family fun event will include inflatables (Dual Lane Patriot Slide has a 22 foot drop!), free hay rides after 1 p.m., small pony rides, ice painting sculptures, and a progressive story book “The Snowy Day” (a walking story book promoted through the Davie County Library). Children will start at Sadie’s Unique Boutique (185 N. Main St.) and read the pages of the book in each merchant’s windows. After reading all of the pages the children arrive at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater parking lot where they will receive a prize bag containing goodies and a coloring book & crayons. A few copies of “The Snowy Day” will also be given away. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 105 S. Salisbury Street.

Horse & Buggy Rides in Downtown Mocksville December 9th
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season in Historic Downtown Mocksville on a relaxing horse and buggy ride on Friday, December 9th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The horse and buggy will leave from West Depot Street (near Styled Gatherings). The cost is $5 per person, children under six are free.

2017 Christmas Ornament Commemorates Old Davie High School
The 2017 Mocksville Town Christmas Ornament is a tribute to the old Davie High School. This beautiful pewter keepsake depicts the Davie County War Eagle as well as the address and years of the school. The ornament is $8 and can be purchased at Bank of the Ozarks, BB&T, and Town Hall. Ornaments from past years are available for sale at Town Hall for $9.

Questions?
For more information about the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, Winterfest, or horse and buggy rides contact the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority at (336) 753-6705. For more information about the “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Hometown Christmas Parade, contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.

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Just HOPE Masquerade Fundraiser at Triple J Manor House Saturday, November 11th

justHOPEint01Join Just HOPE for a night of mystery and fun as they “Unmask the Face of Homelessness” and raise funds to help transition families in Davie County from homeless to housed by attending their Masquerade Event on Saturday, November 11th at the Triple J Manor House in Mocksville.

Just HOPE Gives Hope Where it is Needed Most
Just HOPE, Inc. is a community outreach agency that provides services to those who are homeless/displaced or lack reliable transportation in Davie County. It serves hot meals at local motels/campgrounds, deliver food boxes to those in need, and provides a family day center for those needing assistance in our community but don’t know where to look.

The Just HOPE Masquerade will be held from 6:00-10:00 PM at the beautiful Triple J Manor House. Formal dress is NOT required. Dress comfortably for a night of good food, good fun, and good company for a great cause!  Guests will have a delicious dinner catered by Milestone Memories while being serenaded by the delightful voice of Lauren Light. Enjoy performances by Three Graces Entertainment and dance the night away to the hits played by DJ Payne. The silent auction is packed with unique gift items and there will be a cash bar for guests to enjoy local wines and beer.

More than 250 people attended last year’s event and raised $22,000. This year’s goal is $30,000.

“I was blown away at the amount of support at last year’s event,” said Krystal Dumas, Just HOPE’s executive director. “I never imagined  doubling our original fundraising goal and selling out of tickets! It was an amazing event and made a huge impact on our community. We now have our own building, no longer having to rent, and we have successfully transitioned over 200 families since last year’s event. I can only pray that this year is just as much of a blessing.”

Fabulous Silent Auction Items Include:
Signed Cam Newton Carolina Panthers jersey and other NFL memorabilia

Nascar Package: (4) grandstand Nascar SPRINT All-Star race tickets, Nascar Hall of Fame passes, and dinner for (4).

Family Weekend Package: (4) Tweetsie Railroad passes, Kaleideum Museum passes for (2) adults and all children in the household, Scoops ice cream certificate, and dinner gift certificate.

Ladies Night Out: Paint & Sip certificate, Village Tavern dinner gift card, and a bottle of Weathervane Vineyard wine.

Vacation Package: A week’s stay at Ocean Spray Condo at Atlantic Beach, Shell gas card, and an Outback gift certificate.

Spoil yourself package: (4) Spray tan sessions from Spray of Sunshine, $350 Torque Crossfit certificate, $50 Honor Darling certificate, and a NV Spa certificate.

Other items for auction: Pandora Jewelry, collectible framed artwork, Elvis Presley memorabilia, golf package, pottery, Holiday themed basket, Camping Package, and more!

How  Does Just HOPE Inc. Serve Our Community?
Just HOPE, also known as JHI, was founded in January of 2010 by Krystal Dumas as a mobile food pantry to serve those who lacked reliable transportation to get to valuable resources and services. Most of the clients served didn’t qualify for traditional assistance, such as food stamps or Work First. The mobile pantry is still in operation and delivers to an average of 75 families monthly along with emergency cases on a day to day basis.

“We wanted to meet people’s needs but not duplicate services offered by other agencies in the county,” Dumas said. “That’s how we ended up focusing on the homeless and those without transportation.”

According to Dumas, the homeless population in Davie County has been overlooked for a long time, mainly because most people thought they didn’t exist.

“Families are going through hard times and falling through government program cracks. These families are living in multi-family households with unsafe sleeping situations, living in motels, sleeping in their cars, and even residing in tents wherever they can find a vacant space of land,” she said. “Until JHI started the Homeless Prevention Program in 2013, Davie County did not have specific resources or agencies dedicated to helping this population.”

Slowly but surely, these families are being assisted by JHI in finding permanent shelter…somewhere to call HOME.

“Once we’ve addressed a family’s hunger needs, we work to identify the root cause of why they are in the situation they are in,” Dumas said. “Sometimes it is because of high rent, high electricity bills, or high repair bills on their home. Often it is because a parent is underemployed or has lost a job. No two families’ situation is the same.”

“It is easier to find the root of the problem than to continue applying a band-aid,” she added. “Many of our elderly clients are on a fixed income and will continue to need some assistance, but most of our families only need our services for three to six months after we address the root of their needs.”

While these families transition to their own home, they need assistance with many different things. JHI assists with food and hygiene items, job search, budget building, agency referrals, case management, substance abuse referrals, and counseling. Until they locate permanent housing, JHI’s home office acts as their mail center, laundry facility, a place to use the phone and receive important messages, and an escape from the harsh weather conditions during the day. JHI operates a family day center that offers amenities often not available to families living in a tent or hotel room. Computers are available for job searches, creating resumes, taking online classes and doing homework. A family room with couches provides families a place to hang out together and JHI hosts weekly dinner & a movie and board game nights.

“The family day center is really a kind of therapy,” said Dumas. “It helps the families to interact with other families going through similar situations. Often they are able to help each other and learn from each other.”

After they find housing, JHI assists with furniture, clothing, and household items from its in-house thrift store, which it operates to help fund its services.

Dumas is extremely grateful to the generous sponsors who are making the event possible. They include:
Silver Mask Level:  Blue Layne Boutique and Fuller Welding & Fabricators

Bronze Mask Level: Campers Inn, Meg Brown Home Furnishings, VF Jeans, Woodard & Company Asset Management Group, Inc., and Yadtel

Black Mask Level: BB&T of Mocksville and Piedmont Bonding Services

Patron Mask Level: Foster Drug Company, Hillsdale Dental, and Jockey International

Tickets for the Masquerade are $55 per person or $100 for two and can be purchased at 643 Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville or by contacting Krystal Dumas at (336) 909-4241 or jhiexecutivedirector@gmail.com.

You Can Help Too!
JHI gladly accepts donations of food, supplies, coupons, or money from individuals, businesses, and organizations.  The thrift store accepts clothing, shoes, movies, books, household items, furniture, and other items families would need that are starting over in a new home. As a non-profit agency, JHI is always in looking for organizations to sponsor food or hygiene item drives, or other fundraisers.

Just HOPE Inc. is a United Way partner agency and is located at 643 Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville, NC 27028. For more information about the organization, its services, or hours of operation, visit www.justHOPEinc.org or call (336) 909-4241.

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Free Books for Davie County Children! Smart Start Receives Funding to Expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Across NC

dolly-reads-to-kidsThe love of reading begins in a parent’s arms. Snuggling together with a good book creates connections that help build young children’s brains and conditions their minds and memories.

For the past 10 years, Smart Start of Davie County has been raising funds to provide free books to the county’s youngest readers through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Soon even more Davie County children will be able to benefit from this program thanks to additional funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly.  

“Approximately 700 children in Davie County, aged birth to five, receive free Imagination Library books each month,” said Gena Taylor, Executive Director, Smart Start of Davie County.  “With the state expansion funds, we can enroll more children.  Parents can call, email, or stop by Smart Start of Davie to register their child for free books!! Please email  info@daviesmartstart.org or call 336-751-2113.”

During the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina state lawmakers included $3.5 in the first year of the budget and $7 million in the second year for the Smart Start network to offer free books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to children across the state. Imagination Library was created to foster a love of reading  in preschool children and to ensure that every child born has books, regardless of their family’s income. Children aged birth to five receive the gift of a specially selected book delivered right to their home each month.

“I’m thrilled that my Imagination Library is going to be offered to so many children in North Carolina” stated Dolly Parton, the founder of Imagination Library. “Working together we can help children dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.”

“Our state leaders clearly understand how important an early love of reading is for each child’s success in school and later in life,” stated Cindy Watkins, the President of the North Carolina Partnership for Children that oversees the Smart Start network, “Smart Start works in every community to ensure young children have a strong foundation for starting kindergarten – now we can offer this important literacy program to that critical work.”

baby-readingHistory of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.

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On the Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute at Brock Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 21st – Tickets Available Now!

On-The-Border-intEagles fans will have a “Peaceful Easy Feeling” as On the Border — The Ultimate Eagles Tribute band takes the stage at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 21st at 7:30 pm.

What sets this Eagles Tribute apart from any other, is that they were each hand selected to play the respected member: not only to recreate the music of that Eagles member, but to emulate their sound as well.  On the Border does just that. Prepare to be amazed!   

They perform shows all over the U.S. at major festivals, music venues, casinos, theaters, corporate and private events.  Their passion, showmanship and precise attention to replicating the details of The Eagles music, has earned them critical acclaim, name recognition, and a very loyal following. Together, they reproduce the recordings of the Eagles catalog with stunning guitar work, lead vocals, and the harmonies have been said to capture the feeling of being at an actual Eagles concert!   

On the Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute from Charlotte, NC, continues to be touted as the most authentic sounding Eagles Tribute band in the country and in 2015, were crowned “The Greatest Eagles Tribute Band in the World” by AXSTV and Katie Daryl!

 

“A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators.  Although the Eagles have encouraged the world to “Take It Easy” for more than four decades, taking on the roles of the genteel Classic Rockers from Southern California is a tough task. Not just any musician can nail the harmonies of Glenn Frey and Don Henley, or pull off the talk-box guitar solos of Joe Walsh. With dedication, a surplus of musical chops, and a shelf full of paper-mâché Grammys, On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute pulls it off, treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles’ songbook. The band covers every hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rave-ups such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse On the Border with the real Eagles.  It’s truly a masterful sound to witness for yourself.”  –  Quote from The “Fillmore Charlotte” a Live Nation Venue

Season of Applause
This concert is part of the 2017-2018 Season of Applause! performance series sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, which is dedicated to the discovery, appreciation and enrichment of the arts throughout Davie County. The Arts Council has been carrying out its mission of “Connecting PEOPLE to the ARTS!” for decades.

All Season of Applause! shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Other upcoming shows include Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out;  David Osborne ‘Pianist To The Presidents'; and Barbra and Frank, A Tribute.

Tickets Available Online Now
Tickets for all shows are Adult: $38; Student / Senior: $36 and may be purchased at http://daviearts.org/shows-tickets/ or by visiting the Brock Performing Arts Center’s box office Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. or by calling the box office at 336-751-3000. The Brock Performing Arts Center is located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville. For more information, contact the Arts Council at (336) 751-3112.

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Free Family Event! Oaks Festival ~Saturday 10-14 ~ Downtown Mocksville

oaks03intEnjoy a full day of fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival, this Saturday, October 14th, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. Dozens of vendors will feature unique craft and gift items as well as showcase local businesses. There will be food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and free live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater beginning at noon.

Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale
Shoppers will be delighted with the unique array of crafts, holiday gifts and decor offered by 56 different vendors. New this year are Living the Dream Farms with muscadine jams, jellies, and juices; and Yellow Bell Farms offering baked goods, artisan breads, cakes, and holiday candies.

Tantalize your tastebuds with traditional festival food including fried Twinkies and pork sandwiches. Hands of Hope Church will again be cooking fish, pork, and BBQ, as well as offering delicious cakes.  

oaks02intBring Your Lawn Chair and Enjoy Free Concerts – Live Music All Day!
Music lovers will appreciate the live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater starting at noon:

  • Noon — Rylie & Damon, who are straight from Nashville.
  • 1:50 —  Mel Jones & Bag O Bones
  • 3:25 —   Wafer Thin, featuring Brent Naylor
  • 5:00 – 7:00 —  Exit 180, which includes local artist Josh Tenery

Bring your own chair or blanket. No coolers, please, as alcohol will be available for purchase.

Free Inflatables, Balloon Art, Games, and More for the Kids
Kids of all ages will enjoy the inflatables as well as the amazing balloon sculptures created by artist, Michael Decker.

The non-profit organization, Supporters of Guardian ad Litem (SOGAL), will be raising funds by offering a number of children’s activities including a pumpkin seed spitting contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, and free pumpkin cutouts for taking pictures.

SOGAL promotes the work of the Guardian ad Litem program of Davidson and Davie Counties by providing assistance to GAL volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children. Funds raised by SOGAL have been used to pay for clothing and shoes for abused and neglected children entering foster care, send neglected children to summer camp, purchase Christmas gift cards for foster children placed with relatives, and provide ongoing training for GAL volunteers as well as recognize and celebrate their selfless work.

For more information about the Oaks Festival, please contact Tami Langdon, community development coordinator, at tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov, or PH: 336-753-6705, CELL: 336-909-2263.

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Register Now! — “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade – November 17-18th

Bed Race 2016 WXIIThe holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to get in the spirit by registering for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade. The bed race will be held Friday night, November 17th at 6 pm followed by the parade on Saturday, November 18th at noon.

Join the whacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams race bed sleds down Main Street in a competitive yet FUN event! Industry, corporations, churches, nonprofits, and individuals are invited to participate. Television station WXII is joining the competition for the fourth year!

Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the  Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message and costumes.

The cost is only $30 per team AND you may enter the Mocksville Christmas Parade the next day for FREE.

Bed Race Meeting Thursday, October 5th
Would you like more information before signing up? Please attend the bed race general meeting on Thursday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mocksville Town Hall to have all of your questions answered.

Download the 2017 Bed Race Registration Form. Bed Race Packets are also available at Mocksville Town Hall at 171 S. Clement St. or Twas the Night Before Bed Race Facebook. You may call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 for more details.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, November 14th. Get your teams together and begin planning now to compete in the hilarious, fun event!

christmas parade banner opening 450Register Now for the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 18th!
The Hometown Christmas Parade is a beloved tradition and has been delighting young and old for decades. This year’s theme is “It’s a 50’s Christmas.”

What happened in the 50’s? — “I Love Lucy” premiered on television…The Diner’s Club began issuing the first credit cards…Swanson introduced Frozen TV Dinners…”The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered & the Disneyland theme park in California opened…Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s chain….Elvis Presley had his first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel”…NASA was created…Wham-O invented the Hula Hoop….Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states to the US…The original series of The Twilight Zone aired as well as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke & The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin premiered.

Parade categories include: businesses, churches, civic/non-profit groups, schools, single/individual entries, and horses with entry fees ranging from $10 to $25. Download the 2017 Mocksville Christmas Parade Entry Form.

First prize will win $75, second place with receive $50, and the third place entry will take home $25.

Consideration will be given for line-up order on a first-come, first-served basis.  

You can sign up for the Christmas parade by dropping off or mailing your entry form (along with a check payable to Davie County Chamber of Commerce) to 135 South Salisbury St., Mocksville, 27028. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 8th at noon. For more information, call the Chamber at (336) 751-3304.

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Riverwalk in Bermuda Run & Concert on the Square in Mocksville This Saturday, September 23rd

riverwalk01 intLive music, art, storytelling, and kids activities — Davie County has something fun for everyone this Saturday, September 23rd.

Shop with local artists, enjoy live music, storytelling, children’s activities and food at the River Walk Art Festival from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Town Square, 120 Kinderton Boulevard, in the Town of Bermuda Run. This free event is hosted by The Town of Bermuda Run and Davie County Arts Council. The rain date is Saturday, September 30th.

Unique Creations by North Carolina Artists
The following gifted artists will be sharing their work and selling their unique creations:

  • KITTY AMOS / Fiber Artist /
  • ELLEN BALL / Handcrafted Jewelry / Hickory, NC
  • BONNIE BERGEN /Visual Artist / Winston-Salem, NC
  • CARL BISHOP / Acrylic Artwork / Mocksville, NC
  • SARA BREWER / Acrylic and Watercolor Artwork / Mocksville, NC
  • GINA BROWNING / Handcrafted gold and silver jewelry / Leasburg, NC
  • SUSIE CHRISTIANSEN / Fiber Artist / Advance, NC
  • GINNIE CONAWAY / Visual Artist & Potter / Winston-Salem, NC
  • MARIE CRAIG / Author / Mocksville, NC
  • DAVIE COUNTY LIBRARY / Mocksville & Cooleemee, NC
  • VICKY DUDLEY / Garden Art / Booneville, NC
  • BILL GRAMLEY / Pastels / Lewsiville, NC
  • GERALD MARION / Visual Art / Mocksville, NC
  • VANESSA MEBEL / Mosaics / Advance, NC
  • CLINT MILLER / Woodcarver / Mocksville, NC
  • CAROLINE MOTTINGER / Visual Artist / Durham, NC
  • NANCY NAIGLE / Author / Advance, NC
  • ETHAN PENDRY / Wood Wall Art / Raleigh, NC
  • PHOTO CLUB’S (5) MEMBERS / Davie County and Randleman, NC
  • GAY POTEET / Potter / Advance, NC
  • CHIP PUTNAM / Publisher / Clemmons, NC
  • RENEGADE WRITER’S GUILD MEMBERS / Davie County, NC
  • TERECIA TALLEY / Garden Art / Booneville, NC

Live Music Will Have You Clapping and Tapping!
A day of art would not be complete without great music.

  • 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.-  DAVIE COMMUNITY BAND
  • NOON – 1:30 p.m. – TESS AND THE BLACK AND BLUE BAND
  • 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. –  ERIN CARTER DAVIDSON
  • 2:50 p.m. – 4 p.m. –  DAN DODSON & BROCK PLAYERS

Storytelling!
The following storytellers will be sharing delightful stories for children and adults!

  • 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. –  SANDRA VANCE, Mocksville, NC
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – VICKI BYRD, Elkin, NC
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  SHANNON GRIMES, Advance, NC
  • 11:30 a.m. – Noon – LONA BARTLETT, Charlotte, NC
  • Noon -12:30 p.m. –  ELIZABETH CARTER, Statesville, NC
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – CYNTHIA MOORE BROWN, Summerville, NC
  • 1 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. –  REVONDA CROW, Wilkesboro, NC
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. –  BILL CAMPBELL, Mocksville, NC
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. –  REVONDA CROW, Wilkesboro, NC
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. –  LONA BARTLETT, Charlotte, NC
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. –  CYNTHIA MOORE BROWN, Summerville, NC

Imagination Castle Offers Free Fun for the Kids
Children can visit the Imagination Castle to create six different works of art!  All of these children’s activities are FREE for them to enjoy!

Enjoy Delicious Treats
The following food vendors will be on hand to tempt your taste buds:

BOY SCOUT TROOP 732v-vGreat hamburgers and hot dogs with all of the fixin’s with proceeds to pay for their BSA 2018 Sea Base Adventure.

MEL’S MINI DONUTS – Best doughnuts made onsite

CHALMERS’ ICIE AND FROSTY REFRESHMENTS – Refreshing ice cold drinks

happyones int 425Downtown Mocksville’s Free Concert on the Square Begins at 7 pm
After a delightful day at the Riverwalk Art Festival in Bermuda Run, head over to Downtown Mocksville and enjoy acoustic pop and rock by The Happy Ones  from 7 – 10 pm in the quad on Main Street near Restaurant 101. This will be this summer’s final performance of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

The Happy Ones are an original modern pop/rock acoustic trio with a high-energy but warm and inviting stage presence. Made up of Brad Ratledge-guitar & lead vocals: Amanda Barnette-vocals & percussion; and Jason Hamilton-guitar, percussion & vocals, this hometown group is a favorite at area wineries, restaurants, and festivals.  

Enjoy creative original music and covers songs from The Eagles, Tom Petty, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Phillip Phillips, Train, American Authors, Sara Evans,  Tears for Fears, Maroon 5, and many more.  

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

For more information about the River Walk Art Festival, please call the Davie County Arts Council at 336-751-3112.

For questions about Concerts on the Square, contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

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Free Event This Friday – Josh Perryman in the Mocksville Concerts on the Square Series!

jpshperryan intEnjoy acoustic rock and blues as Josh Perryman takes the stage this Friday night, September 15th, from 7 p.m-10 p.m in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. His performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

More Free Concerts for 2017
The Concerts on the Square series is winding down with only one free concert left for the 2017 season. Brad Ratledge will perform acoustic country and rock on September 23rd from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Josh Perryman
New York native, Josh Perryman, has devoted nearly his entire life to making music. A self-taught guitarist, Josh discovered his passion for playing music very early in life. He had natural talent paired with an enthusiasm for making music that led him to choosing music as his career.

After moving to North Carolina, he toured with several regional bands, including Raleigh based Weekend Excursion. During his time with Weekend Excursion, Josh was able to tour extensively, sharing the stage with a variety of nationally known and respected artists. The band’s music was also featured on television shows including Dawson’s Creek and MTV’s The Real World.

After Weekend Excursion Josh went on to play with hometown bands Tidal and Rude Mood while developing a solo act. In addition to his solo work, Josh now rocks out with Statesville based Sista T and the Smokin’ Section.

An energetic performer, Josh draws his musical influence from rock and blues legends such as Warren Haynes, Duane Allman, and Van Morrison. While these influences are evident in his style, he is versatile and unafraid to stretch beyond his musical comfort zone. Playing a combination of original music and covers, his performances are fresh and unique, and he has something to offer to a variety of musical tastes.

Break out your lawn chairs this Friday!
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit www.mocksvillenc.org

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Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival 2017

classic car intThere will be plenty of “pickin’ and grinnin’” this Saturday, September 9th, as the Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center hosts its Sixth Annual CBC Bluegrass Festival. This day-long festival promises to feature great music, food, and fellowship – not to mention a few surprises. Gates open at 10 a.m. Music will start at 11a.m. and end at 6:30 p.m.

The family-friendly festival is a tobacco free, alcohol-free event. Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. Go to www.cbcbluegrass.com to purchase tickets online or to view a list of businesses selling tickets. The festival will be held rain or shine thanks to a number of large tents!

“Our guests are sure to enjoy the best festival experience ever at CBC this year,” said festival Chairman Gregory J. Brewer. “We have multiple Grammy-award winning artists, more than a dozen new and unique vendors, and an auction with once-in-a-lifetime items and experiences for sale. Several items have been donated by our performing artists. Don’t miss our finale. There will be surprise guests coming to join Blue Highway on stage for a jam of ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken?’ that everyone will be talking about for weeks to come.”

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Brewer was quick to point out that what makes the festival so special is the beautiful outdoor setting of Carolina Bible Camp’s 68-acre campus, the servant-hearted volunteers, and the purpose behind the fundraiser: to glorify God by providing first-rate Christian camping experiences for young people.

“This is the only bluegrass festival in the nation that is held at a Bible camp,” Brewer said. “Our volunteers wear t-shirts that say, ‘Servant,’ and that’s a reflection of their hearts and attitudes. This impacts our guests in a very positive way.”

The volunteers aren’t the only ones with a servant’s heart. Joe Huygens, president of the  Piedmont Chapter of the Model A Ford Restorers’ Club is traveling to Rockport, Texas to help with the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Team on the morning after the festival.  He is accepting donations of new men’s, women’s, and children’s socks and underwear, plastic storage containers with lids, individual serving fruit juices, fruit cups, snack bars and crackers, and Zip-Loc bags in sizes sandwich to gallon.

Blue HighwayFeatured Artists for 2017
Voted the “Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time” by the readers of Bluegrass Today, Blue Highway has earned 26 collective IBMA Awards, six SPBMGA Awards, one Dove Award, and numerous Grammy nominations.They are currently nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category for Best Bluegrass Album for their chart-busting disc, “Original Traditional.”

Blue Highway members include Jason Burleson (banjo, vocals), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Gaven Largent (dobro, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals). Blue Highway will perform on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 4:45 p.m – 6:15 p.m.

They will close the day with other artists on stage performing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

Dom Flemons int2Arizona native Dom Flemons may be best known as a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, with whom he earned a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Flemons is an author and poet who developed a deep interest in reviving, preserving and performing old-time music. “I might be playing music that’s 100 years old,” he said, “but that doesn’t mean my ears are only listening to music that’s 100 years old.” Dom Flemons will intrigue, instruct, and delight you with his banjo and more on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite bluegrass buddy, Tim White, is returning to the CBC Bluegrass Festival for his third year in a row. The talented host of the PBS syndicated television show Song of the Mountains will perform with brothers Donny and Garry Ollis. Tim is also known for his syndicated radio program, The Tim White Bluegrass Show, which recently aired a

documentary he produced on Carolina Bible Camp. Tim White and Troublesome Hollow will tickle your ears and your funny bones on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

fireside intFireside Collective, the winner of the 2016 MerleFest Band Competition, is quickly gaining a reputation as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble. Formed in 2014, this group of folk music enthusiast blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. Their energetic show transitions smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads, with a surprise Paul Simon number thrown in for good measure. With Jesse Laquinto on mandolin, Tommy Maher on dobro, Joe Cicero on acoustic guitar, and Carson White on upright bass, Fireside Collective brings a truly delightful exploration of roots music to the CBC Front Porch Stage from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The Loose Strings Band isn’t! This all-girl band from Galax, Virginia has tight arrangements and well-blended harmonies. Featured twice on the PBS program Song of the Mountains, they have completed no fewer than five albums. Known for their original compositions as well as top-notch

covers of other artists’ work, the Loose Strings includes Ashley Nale (banjo), Channing Russell Combs (guitar), Grace Wilson Davis (bass), Lindsey Nale (mandolin), and Mary Claire Hooper (fiddle). Catch them on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fun for the Whole Family!
While you are enjoying the best in bluegrass music, don’t forget to check out:

  • Silent Auction- Bid on once-in-a-lifetime items donated by the musical guests. The Silent Auction is live online now at www.ready2bid.com. Lots include two sets of handwritten, original manuscripts by Grammy winner Tim Stafford of Blue Highway. Also, one guest may perform onstage with Blue Highway during the finale. See www.ready2bid.com for complete information. Both live and online bidding will end at 4 p.m. September 9th.
  • Arts & Crafts – A wide range of vendors from Davie County and across the state will offer  Dot-Dot-Smile girls’ dresses, unique jewelry, handbags, skin care products, wood-crafted items, natural soaps, original artwork, and more.
  • Pickers’ Place – Musicians will want to bring their instruments to take advantage of the Pickers’ Place jam tent.
  • Classic Car Show – The Piedmont Chapter of the Model A Ford Restorers’ Club’s classic car exhibit is included in the price of Admission.
  • Children’s Play – the festival includes the best in outdoor play equipment. Free face-painting, arts and crafts activities, and old-fashioned sidewalk games for kids of all ages.
  • Food – A menu featuring choices of three types of meat, sides, desserts, and beverage, is served on the grounds for an additional $12.00 -$15.00 per plate; hamburger plates are available for $5.00.

Loose Strings intParking is free. Handicapped parking and assistance is available for guests with special needs. No alcohol, no coolers, no pets, please. Bring your own chair.

ALL PROCEEDS benefit Carolina Bible Camp’s scholarship and capital development funds. No child has ever been turned away due to an inability to pay. Carolina Bible Camp promotes Bible study and a wholesome recreation experience.

Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by Brewer, Brewer and Sorel, PLLC, Carolina Hearing Clinic, and the Eye Care Centers of Hickory, Salisbury, and Statesville. Media Partners include the Winston- Salem Journal and WBRF-FM. Supporting partners are Davidson Home Crafters and Sage Garden Care Center.

Contact Information
Carolina Bible Camp is located at 1988 Jericho Church Road in Mocksville, NC, 27028. For more information, please contact CBC Bluegrass Festival Executive Director Lisa Brewer at (336) 262-6325 or visit www.cbcbluegrass.com.

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Annual Oaks Festival – A Full Day of Free Family Fun Coming to Mocksville Saturday, October 14th!

Fall festival season is fast approaching and Historic Downtown Mocksville’s charming Oaks Festival should be at the top of your list. This free festival will be held on October 14th from 10 a.m – 7 p.m.

Although the four majestic Willow Oaks that have anchored the historic square for decades became diseased and had to be removed, the festival’s free family fun lives on! Come say “hello” to the new baby Willow Oaks that will grow to take their place.

Shoppers will be delighted with the unique array of crafts, holiday gifts and decor offered by 56 different vendors. New this year are Living the Dream Farms with muscadine jams, jellies, and juices; and Yellow Bell Farms offering baked goods, artisan breads, cakes, and holiday candies.

2012 Four Oaks Festival Historic Downtown Mocksville

While the entertainment schedule is still being finalized, we can confirm some of the top acts now.  You will not want to miss this:

12:00 PM – Rylie & Damon…straight out of Nashville
1:50 PM – Mel Jones & Bag O Bones
3:25 PM – Wafer Thin featuring Brent Naylor
5:15 PM – Exit 180 ( Joel Tenery)

Tantalize your taste buds with traditional festival food including fried Twinkies and pork sandwiches. Hands of Hope Church will again be cooking fish, pork, and BBQ, as well as offering delicious cakes.

Music lovers will appreciate the live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater starting at noon with Rylie & Damon, who are straight from Nashville. Mel Jones & Bag O Bones will take the stage at 1:50 and Wafer Thin, featuring Brent Naylor, will perform at 3:25. Exit 180, which includes local artist Josh Tenery, will rock the evening from 5 – 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket. No coolers, please, as alcohol will be available for purchase.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the inflatables as well as the amazing balloon sculptures created by artist, Michael Decker.

The non-profit organization, Supporters of Guardian ad Litem (SOGAL), will be raising funds by offering a number of children’s activities including a pumpkin seed spitting contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, and free pumpkin cutouts for taking pictures.

SOGAL promotes the work of the Guardian ad Litem program of Davidson and Davie Counties by providing assistance to GAL volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children. Funds raised by SOGAL have been used to pay for clothing and shoes for abused and neglected children entering foster care, send neglected children to summer camp, purchase Christmas gift cards for foster children placed with relatives, and provide ongoing training for GAL volunteers as well as recognize and celebrate their selfless work.

For more information about the Oaks Festival, call Tami Langdon at 336.909.2263.

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2 Free Concerts Saturday, August 26th – Mocksville & Town of Bermuda Run!

tessandtheblackandblue450Davie County has two free concerts Saturday night that are sure to thrill music lovers of all ages.  While downtown Mocksville will be jamming to the best of beach and Motown, Bermuda Run will be dancing to the top tunes of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Mocksville’s Concerts on the Square
Enjoy a little beach and Motown as one of Mocksville’s hometown bands, Tess & the Black & Blues, takes the stage this Saturday night, August 26th, from 7- 10 p.m.in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

Formed in 2014, Tess & the Black & Blues plays blues, beach, country, funk, and rock. Band members include: Tess Welch – vocals; Grady McClamrock – rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – lead guitar; Ken Simonds – bass; Jerry Smith – keyboards; and Darren Boles – drums.

More Free Concerts for 2017
Future performances are September 9th — The Real 21 (acoustic, classic rock and country), September 15th — Josh Perryman (acoustic rock & blues), and September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country & rock). All of the concerts begin at 7 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs. Enjoy downtown Mocksville restaurants, retail shops, and ice cream and gourmet coffee shops.

ericandthechilltones450Bermuda Run’s Sounds on the Square
TheTown of Bermuda Run & Davie County Arts Council will present Eric & The Chill Tones from 7-9 p.m. at the gazebo near Town Hall in the Kinderton Business Park.

This band should come with a warning label because they will get the audience involved like you have never seen! They play just about anything, but focus on 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s cover tunes and Carolina beach music.

Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, a cooler, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Two dance floors will be available for dancing the night away. The rain date for the concert is Sunday, August 27th at 7 p.m.

For more information about Concerts on the Square in Mocksville, call Tami Langdon at 336.753.6705 or visit http://mocksvillenc.org.

For more information about Sounds on the Square in Bermuda Run, call the Davie County Arts Council at 336.751.3112 or visit daviearts.org

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Free Concert – Mel Jones and Tin Can Alley Take the Stage on the Square in Mocksville This Saturday, August 19th

Tin Can AlleyEnjoy classic soul and R&B from the 1960’s as Tin Can Alley and Mel Jones take the stage this Saturday night, August 19th, from 7 pm-10 pm in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

More Free Concerts for 2017
Future performances are  August 26th — Tess Black & Blue Band (motown, beach), September 9th — The Real 21 (acoustic, classic rock and country, September 15th — Josh Perryman (acoustic rock and blues), September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country, rock), . All of the concerts begin at 7 pm.

Tin Can Alley
Tin Can Alley, made up of Mel Jones, Calvin Johnson, and Don Story, was formed in 2006 as a way to deliver the lyrical power and driving rhythms of the classic soul, R&B, and rock of the 60’s to smaller venues. By toning down percussion, using a doghouse bass, and focusing on the wonderful vocal harmonies found in the songs released by Motown, Stax-Volt, and Atco-Atlantic, the Cans have developed a loyal following throughout the Piedmont and Western NC. Recently, this multi-talented trio has added more percussion for larger venues and continues to perform the music of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Beatles, The Coasters, and The Drifters as well as more contemporary artists Steve Winwood, Delbert McClinton, and Steely Dan at festivals, clubs, restaurants, breweries, and wineries in the region.

Mel Jones, percussion, harmonica a resident of Advance, is from the R&B town of Chapel Hill, NC where he was drenched in the classic soul music of the 60’s as he was first learning to sing and play drums. After moving to Western NC, he discovered North Carolina’s rich heritage of bluegrass, old time, and Piedmont blues and added harmonica and began to write and record his own material. He has played with such varied groups as Bro T Holla, the Stanley County Boys, and Split Decision as well as his own Wicker and Jones and Mel Jones and His Bag O’ Bones.

Don Story, guitar- is one of the finest guitarists in North Carolina, and  is constantly in demand for live performances and studio work. He keeps a busy schedule teaching guitar, playing solo shows, and touring with the likes of Split Decision, Face the Music, Mel Jones and His Bag O’ Bones, and The Toneblazers, among others. He has played every Merlefest since its inception.

Calvin Johnson, bass grew up in a musical family from Winston-Salem. Calvin is a veteran multi-instrumentalist that has played blues, country, jazz, and rock and roll with Russ Wilson, Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos, Max Drake, Armand Lemchek, the Mystery Hillbillies, Mel Jones and His Bag O’ Bones, and many more. He is also an accomplished sound technician that operates his own Calarama Studio.

Break out your lawn chairs this Saturday!
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

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Davie County Arts Council Presents the 2017-18 “Season of Applause”

brockEvery year the Davie County Arts Council presents a number of outstanding performances through its Season of Applause! concert series. From rock to bluegrass to piano to the finest celebrity impersonators, you won’t want to miss a single show!

The best way to enjoy them all is to purchase a 2017-2018 Season of Applause! season pass. Season pass holders are guaranteed the same seats for all five performances and save money off the individual ticket price. This year’s sensational season includes:

The Grass Roots
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted hit songs between 1966 and 1975. It was originally the creation of Lou Adler and songwriting duo P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri. In their career, they achieved two gold albums, one gold single and charted singles a total of 21 times. Among their charting singles, they achieved Top 10 three times, Top 20 three times and Top 40 eight times. They sold over twenty millions records worldwide. Current band members are carrying on the legacy with worldwide live performances.

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The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
Saturday, October 21, 2017

When we use the word “ultimate” it is not used lightly. On the Border is comprised of musicians that were hand-selected to play each band member. Not only do they recreate the music of that Eagles member, but they emulate their sound as well. Each musician has his own highly sought after talent on the East Coast with years of experience in other projects. We searched to make sure we would be providing our audience as close to the Eagles as possible. Prepare to be amazed as you hear the well-known Eagles’ songs.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Saturday, November 4, 2017

As a founding member of IIIrd Tyme Out, Russell Moore has seen the group expand and evolve from where it started to where it has risen today. Russell is the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) most awarded Male Vocalist of the year having won an unprecedented five times. The group has also won prestigious IBMA Vocal Group of the Year not once but numerous times. The Band has a legacy of thirteen albums and two greatest hits collections produced since 1991. They maintain a busy touring schedule playing in almost every state, some more than once. Join us for another great evening of award winning bluegrass music being performed at the Brock.

David-Osborne-Trio-intDavid Osborne
Saturday, January 20, 2018
David Osborne was introduced by pianist Roger Williams as “heir apparent” to the title Pianist to the Presidents during a concert at Sun Coast Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Williams had earned the title performing for many United States Presidents at the White House during his celebrated career. David has since performed for Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and Obama multiple times at the White House. David has also performed at the invitation of the White House Tour office as well for private dinners hosted by the Presidents and First Ladies

A Steinway Signature Artist, David has recording sales in the millions of copies. Los Angeles Music Awards has honored David with the following: Pianist of the Year, Concert Performer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Hollywood Fame Star and Composer/Arranger of the Year.

Making his second appearance at the Brock due to requests from our patrons, we look forward to welcoming David back to Davie County.

Barbara and Frank 375Barbra & Frank
A Sensational Tribute to Sinatra and Streisand
Sharon Owens, as Barbra Streisand & Sebastian Anzaldo, as Frank Sinatra
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2018
It is unlikely that the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage….until now! They never exactly worked together, only taped a duet in separate recording sessions, but it’s tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a concert tour. Just imagine the possibilities! Would one have outshone the other? Would their onstage banter have been friendly or a bit snippy?

Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo, two of the most impressive celebrity impersonators in the business, travel the world performing their uncanny tribute to the two famous singers- Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. Their performance will make your Valentine’s date night a special one!

All Season of Applause! shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Season passes are $175 each. Individual tickets are $38 adults; $36 seniors.

You can purchase season passes or individual tickets by visiting the Brock Performing Arts Center’s box office Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. or by calling the box office at 336-751-3000.

The Brock Performing Arts Center is located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville.

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20th Annual Davie Chamber Pro Scramble Golf Tournament Monday, September 11

2017 Davie Chamber Pro Scramble

Join the Davie County Chamber of Commerce for one of the best golf tournaments of the year, the 20th Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Pro Scramble Golf Tournament on Monday, September 11th at Oak Valley Golf Club.

Davie Chamber Pro Scramble Golf TournamentProfessional golfers from throughout the Carolinas serve as captains of the teams consisting of five amateur players. A shotgun start at noon gets the day started with a post-tournament dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate the winning teams. Because this year’s tournament will take place on Sept 11th, this year’s event will have a patriotic theme, including a contest for Most Patriotic Golf Attire. One lucky player could win $10,000 through a Hole-in-One Contest sponsored by Cameron Insurance Services LLC.

The tournament is the Chamber’s key annual fundraiser and proceeds are designated for furthering the Chamber’s mission to develop business initiatives and support economic development and community projects throughout the year.

“The tournament is an excellent platform for our thriving business community and all its stakeholders to enjoy a day of networking and golf,” said Carolyn McManamy, chamber president. “With the unique team format and beautiful location, the Davie Chamber’s tournament has become one of the top tournaments in the area. As a result, team slots fill quickly and the tournament is often played at capacity. ”

Register Today
Players are invited to register now and hole sponsorship opportunities are still available. The Chamber is also seeking volunteers and door prize donations. Those interested in supporting local businesses by sponsoring the event should contact the chamber office as soon as possible to be included in tournament promotions. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, cost and registration, see the full brochure here and contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304 or www.daviechamber.com.

Oak Valley Golf Club
Oak Valley (Link to Oak Valley) is the only Arnold Palmer designed Golf Club in the Winston-Salem area. The Club has enhanced his creation by completely renovating every bunker on the golf course. Spectacular white sand now highlights the existing 4-Star layout that is carved beautifully into old dairy farmland. The course truly captures the splendor of the western North Carolina foothills and is a tribute to Arnold Palmer’s legacy. Golfers from all over the world have enjoyed Palmer’s beautiful and challenging layout since the course opened in December 1995.

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Win a Basket of Goodies at Mocksville Farmers Market this Wednesday!

Mocksville Farmers Market 2017 anchorWednesdays – Mocksville:  Everyone loves to win! This week at the Mocksville Farmers Market, one lucky attendee is going to win a free picnic basket full of products from all 17 vendors! Products will include delicious fresh produce, delectable baked goods and delightful soaps.

All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket and the drawing will be held at the end of the market.

Don’t Mind the Heat!
The Mocksville Farmers Market has been upgraded with wonderful and colorful awnings that provide cooling shade for farmers, customers… and produce. A misting station is available for extra cooling.

The Mocksville Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 PM in the Junker’s Mill parking lot at 107 Salisbury St.  

Mocksville Farmers Market 2017

There will be something special at the Mocksville Farmers Market every week in August:

Wed., August 2nd … MICHAEL DECKER …To Celebrate National Clown Week, Michael will provide a children’s activity on stage at Junker’s Mill Stage

Wed., August 8th … SAMPLES OF SEASONAL MELONS

Wed., Aug. 15th … ICE TEA SAMPLES for National Tea Month

Wed., Aug. 22nd… BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH SAMPLES… sliced apples & carrots

Wed., Aug. 30th… CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE SAMPLES …  to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

Farmers Market 2017 VeggiesDavie County Farmers Markets Every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Admission is free and the benefits are endless!

Enjoy Davie County Farmers Markets each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the towns of Mocksville, Bermuda Run and Farmington according to the following schedule.

Wednesdays – Mocksville Farmers Market Getting Bigger & Better

The Mocksville Farmers Market is growing and adding new producers for even more fresh, healthy and local products. In addition to fresh produce, the market offers  baked goods, candles, soaps, creams, lotions, farm art, honey, meats, pralines, berries, eggs, and more.  

Fridays – Town of Bermuda Run: The Peachtree Farmers Market is open Fridays from 3:30-7 PM in the parking lot at Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center in the Town of Bermuda Run.

Peachtree Farmers Market – So Much More Than Produce

In addition to produce, the Peachtree Farmers Market offers a variety of specialty items such as water buffalo cheese, seafood, meats, Moravian chicken pies, and handmade jewelry and pottery. Complete details can be found on the market’s Facebook page. The following producers are among those who attend the Peachtree Farmers Market each Friday.  Each Thursday, the Peachtree Farmers Market posts an updated list of vendors attending the market that Friday.

Saturdays – Farmington: The Farmington Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8 AM until noon at the Farmington Community Center located at 1723 Farmington Road, Farmington.

Farmington Farmers Market – Family-Friendly Fun

The Farmington Farmers Market is a family-friendly market that provides homegrown produce and goods. You will find seasonal produce, plants, honey & jams, fresh eggs, goat’s milk soaps & lotions, and fresh baked goodies.

After you’ve visited the market, you may want to walk the walking track, play some tennis, do some bird watching or take a hike on the new Farmington Nature Trail, located behind the community center.

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