Daily Beat: Oct. 12, 2015

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Today:

• The fourth annual Carolina Meat Conference kicks off at the Millennium Center, located at 101 W. Fifth St. in Winston-Salem. Allan Savory talks about holistic management of sheep, cattle and other animals as a method of improving pastureland and reversing climate change during the keynote speech at the Beast Feast dinner. Visit carolinameatconference.com for more information.

• Betcha didn’t know there’s an election for mayor and city council in Winston-Salem next year. And I didn’t know Joanne Allen, who is unaffiliated, is planning to challenge Democratic incumbent Allen Joines for mayor. Like Gardenia Henley, a Democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Joines two years ago, Allen is a strident critic of the current council, and tangled with the Forsyth County Board of Elections when it was headed by Rob Coffman. Allen speaks to the conservative lunch club at Golden Corral at Hanes Mall at 12:15 p.m.

• High Point City Council holds a special meeting to receive mandatory ethics training in the City Manager’s Conference Room at the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., from 9 to 11 a.m.

• The Rich Fork Preserve, Hedgecock Farm and Conner Trail Committee meets at High Point Museum, located at 1859 Lexington Ave., at 1:30 p.m.

• The general government committee of Greensboro City Council meets in Council Chamber in the Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., at 4:30 p.m. Agenda here.

Tonight:

• The High Point Parks & Recreation Commission meets in the Parks & Recreation Offices, located at 136 Northpoint Ave. at 5:30 p.m.

• The Forsyth County Commission meets on the fifth floor of the Forsyth County Government Center, located at 201 N. Chestnut St., at 6 p.m. Agenda here.

• The public safety committee of Greensboro City Council meets in Council Chamber in the Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., at 6 p.m. Agenda here.

• Oakview Citizens Council and Burns Hill Neighborhood Association hold a joint meeting at Oakview Recreation Center, located at 503 James Road, at 6 p.m.