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NEWS CUES BALLANTYNE | wire 16 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE FALL 2016 Atkinson Leads Wingate Ballantyne Jeff Atkinson, longtime Ballantyne-area resident and former TV anchor/reporter, has been promoted to assistant vice president at Wingate University. He leads the Ballantyne campus. In his role, he oversees marketing efforts, helping to expand enrollment and increase awareness of the school's educational opportunities. Previously, Atkinson served as director of marketing and communications for the university. Wingate's Ballantyne site, located in the Harris Building at Ballantyne Corporate Park, serves approximately 600 students, faculty and staff. Facilities include 10 classrooms, administrative offices, breakout discussion rooms and a computer lab. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu/ballantyne. Club Hosts Candidates Meet & Greet The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will host its Candidates Meet & Greet BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Attendees can meet candidates running for office and enjoy free barbecue. Details: Ray Eschert, 704-651-1237 or www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com. Youth Stage 'Wizard,' Holiday Classic The Ballantyne Arts Center presents the "Wizard of Oz" Nov. 4-6. The show features second graders through 12th graders acting and singing beloved songs from this timeless children's classic. The third annual production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" is Dec. 9-11. In this humorous classic, young actors portray a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant. Info and tickets: 704-716-4600. Fall Festival, Wine Tasting at Historic Cabin The Community House Fall Festival is Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic log cabin on Community House Road. The free event, open to the public, features 30 artisans selling jewelry, garden art, candles, children's toys and pottery. There will also be a petting zoo and ice cream for children. Barbecue plates, hot dogs and baked items will be for sale, and the Presbyterian Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be on - site to provide screening mammograms. The cabin is also the site of a wine tasting and food pairing Sunday, Oct. 9, with Catherine Rabb, a certified sommelier and senior instructor from Johnson & Wales University. Tickets are $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting cabin preservation and restoration. Reservations recommended: 704-905-8334. The cabin, also known as the Lower Providence Community House, is located at 9735 Community House Road, across from Community House Middle School. Women of the club meet at 10 a.m. on the third Monday of every month, and anyone in the community is welcome to join. Details: www.lowerprovidencelogcabin.org.