“Fill the Pantry” Virtual Running Race

first_imgMain Website with complete information – https://kickitevents.com/Register – https://raceroster.com/events/2020/30956/fill-the-pantry-virtual-raceFacebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/660782611421092/ Grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores, and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations;Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailers;Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology;Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers as well as automotive repair facilities;Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers;Lawn and garden equipment retailers;Beer, wine, and liquor stores;Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores;Retail located within healthcare facilities;Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions;Pet stores and feed stores;Printing and office supply stores; andLaundromats and dry cleaners. Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers;Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities;Beauty salons, barber shops, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart;Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities;Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs, and all other places of indoor public amusement. Retail Businesses The following retail businesses are considered essential and may remain open during normal business hours:  Kick It Events is inviting area runners (and beyond) to make their next run meaningful and join our “Fill the Pantry” virtual race. 100% of registration fees (minus processing fees) will be donated to the Asheville City Schools Food Distribution Program and families in our community hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We realize that our city schools are not only vital for feeding kid’s minds but also their bodies and the food distribution team has been strapped fulfilling the increased needs of local families during these uncertain times.During registration, runners can choose from 5K – $5 donation, 8K – $10 donation, or a 10K – $20 donation. Participants then run whatever course they want (even on a treadmill), whenever they want up until April 1st. Working with Glory Hound Events we have pulled some ideas course maps out from races or courses that no longer exist.2013 Sunset Stampede 5k2012 Bele Chere 5k2009 Citizen Times 5k2013 Ramble Run 5k2015 Thomas Wolfe 8k2017 Band Aid 8k2019 Hot Chocolate 10kAll runners will be entered in a drawing for a FREE RACE ENTRY to one of the following Kick It Event 2020 races:Independence Day 5kSuper Hero 5k / Super Villain 10kOktoberfest 5kThomas Wolfe 8kHot Chocolate 5k/10kWe understand that many runners out there are looking to fill the void left by this seasons canceled races. This race gives them an opportunity to participate and help our community at the same time in a fun way.Additional Links: All essential retail establishments must, to the extent possible, adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and other appropriate workplace guidance from state and federal authorities.  Any brick-and-mortar retail business not listed above must limit all in-person shopping to no more than 10 patrons per establishment, adhere to social distancing recommendations, sanitize common surfaces, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. If any such business cannot adhere to the 10-patron limit with proper social distancing requirements, it must close. Additional Guidance Professional businesses not listed above must utilize telework as much as possible. Where telework is not feasible, such businesses must adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing procedures, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities, including CDC, OSHA, and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. Businesses in violation of this order may be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. Nothing in Executive Order Fifty-Three limits the provision of health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; the operations of the media; law enforcement agencies; or operations of government. The full text of Executive Order Fifty-Three can be found here. Additional guidance and a Frequently Asked Questions guide can be found here. Watch the video of today’s announcement here. Dining and On-Site Alcohol Establishments All dining and congregation areas in the following establishments must close to the public beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. These establishments may continue to offer delivery and/or takeout services. Establishments include:  Photo of a solo runner from Getty Images Restaurants;Dining establishments;Food courts;Farmers markets;Breweries;Microbreweries;Distilleries;Wineries; andTasting rooms.last_img read more


Lady Trojans Defeat Lady Wildcats On The Court

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats played much better as a team, but came up short against East Central 25-15, 25-15, 25-13.The team fought hard, but still the mental mistakes continue to plague the team. They are learning everyday how to overcome it. It was fun to watch them play. Autumn McDaniel had a great night digging 12 hard balls. Kendall McCool had 6 assists, 1 kill, and 7 digs. Kamryn McCool led with 8 kills and added 4 digs and 1 block. Taylor McCreary came in served great and added 2 ace serves.They Lady Wildcats are back in action as they travel to Rushville on Wednesday.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.East Central JV volleyball team defeated Franklin County in 2 sets with scores of 25-3 and 25-16 on Monday, Aug. 28.The team was plagued with some illnesses, but the girls still played together. Despite 2 starters leaving the match due to health conditions, freshman Emma Ertel, Jessie Stenger, and Charson McCory were able to step up to get more JV play time. The team served aggressively, which took Franklin County out of their offense.Serving Aces: Anna Andres 5 (9/9); Allison Huismann 4 (7/7); Alex Disbro 3 (9/9); Ashley Miller 3 (4/5); Alicia Rosemeyer 3 (4/4); Faith Fox 2 (6/7); Emma Ertel 2 (4/5)Kills: Alicia Rosemeyer 3 (6/6); Grace Egbers 1 (3/4)Assists: Allison Huismann 8 (25/25)Digs: Alex Disbro 3/3 and Grace Egbers 3/3serve receive: Grace Egbers 5/5, Alex Disbro 4/4 and Faith Fox 3/3Back in action Thursday evening at Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Debbie Gregg.JV Lady Cats fall to EC. We got off on the wrong foot and just didn’t recover the first set. Second set, we pulled it back together but just not enough to play a third set. We will meet EC later on in the season and be more prepared. This JV team has some flaws but tonight that was just with communication on the court. We are strong together but we were off tonight.We have the day off with practice to regroup and get prepared to travel to Rushville on Wed. @5.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more


USC Libraries, SDA partner to create student flash plays

first_imgStudents might soon get used to plays spontaneously popping up around campus, as USC Libraries and the School of Dramatic Arts has partnered up to launch a new series of flash plays.Director Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, who is also a recent graduate of the School of Dramatic Arts, said the first flash play, was held Thursday.The play was held outside Doheny Library and was inspired by the quotes along the walls of the library. Flash plays, similar to popular flash mobs, seemed to be a natural fit for the series, Munoz-Proulx said.“The key is to keep talking, keep moving, so that we are constantly pulling focus and attention and keeping the audience engaged,” Munoz-Proulx said. “It’s a very spontaneous, off-the-cuff, somewhat improvised experiment — just embracing the spontaneity of what might happen in the moment.”Flash play organizers said a central goal of the series is to engage the student body and incorporate more student involvement with the libraries on campus.“I meet a lot of students who don’t realize we have libraries other than Doheny or Leavey,” said Catherine Quinlan, dean of USC Libraries, who was co-organizer of the series. “If we presented the library in an exciting and innovative way to our student body, we might have a really good chance of having them come to us.”Oliver Mayer, a professor in the School of Dramatic Arts who was also a co-organizer, said the series will make the library seem more exciting.“The idea is to have fun and alert, particularly, the undergraduates to how cool the libraries are and that the libraries are there for them,” Mayer said.Mayer said that he expects the number of plays in the series to eventually exceed 20, matching the number of libraries at USC. The frequency of the plays is planned to increase this August, as students return for the fall semester.“The idea is that each play will relate to the [specific] library, but my hope is that it will be in an unexpected way, not just a straight-down-the-middle, obvious thing,” Mayer said.Quinlan said the series will ideally draw more crowds to the library.“I thought, ‘why can’t we combine creativity and the element of surprise,’ which really is what libraries are all about in my mind,” Quinlan said.A mix of undergraduates, alumni and celebrity actors, including David Zayas, an actor on the television series Dexter,  will contribute to this project, Though many people are involved in strengthening the series, Mayer stressed the role undergraduates have in contributing to the stories.“We’re going to have a bunch of people come in and do stuff just to get people excited,” Mayer said.“But the primary goal is to have undergrads do this work.”Quinlan said USC Libraries has tried drawing more students in through exhibits, such as the fractal display in the lobby of Doheny which opened in September 2012. However. she hopes this series will prompt students to consider libraries in a new light and inspire creativity in the libraries’ outreach programs.“I’m hoping that doing this will spur some other ideas from other people about how we can continue to bring the library to the students in a way that makes them surprised about what we can do,” Quinlan said.Mayer noted that the theme of the series fits well with the overall mission of USC to offer an interdisciplinary experience to students.“This is probably the beginning of the relationship between the School of Dramatic Arts and the libraries,” Mayer said, “but it’s really what President [C. L. Max] Nikias and Provost [Elizabeth] Garrett want from our schools, our faculty and our student — to be able to connect, be interdisciplinary and have fun doing it.”last_img read more