Compiled by Kerri Hughes
Camel City is packed full of things to do this weekend. Enjoy a bit of fun before the holiday festivities begin! From live music to basketball, 5ks to lectures, special shopping to musicals and plays, we know if you keep reading you are sure to find something that interests you.
Reynolda Thursdays: The Artist’s Garden
Thursday, November 12, 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Road
$5 for non-members, free for members/students/WFU and WFBMC employees
Plant a winter bulb garden to take home and quench your thirst with cocktails featuring seasonal flowers. For more information, click HERE
Presentation: Should Duke Energy Be Forced to Stop Violating Clean-Water Laws?
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Single Brothers Workshop, 10 Academy Street in Old Salem
The Sierra Club presents a discussion with Frank Holleman III, Senior Litigator for the Southern Environmental Law Center [SELC], Chapel Hill NC. SELC represents a coalition of conservation groups who maintain that citizen oversight is necessary to protect water supplies. All are welcome for this free event, so bring a friend! For more information, click HERE
An Evening with Declan O’Rourke and the Guvner’s Band
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Mountcastle Black Box Theatre inside Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N Spruce Street
Declan O’Rourke provides a night of wonderful music. Open to all ages. For more information, click HERE
Friday, November 13, 8:00 p.m.
LJVM Coliseum, 2825 University Pkwy
Ticket prices vary
Wake Forest’s season opener against UMBC at 8:00pm on Friday, Nov. 13, will also be the Demon Deacons’ third annual Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Classic. The Deacons will honor active duty and retired military personnel at the game, including offering free tickets to veterans and their families. To secure tickets, U.S. active personnel, veterans of any military service branch, retired military members or their family representatives should visit the designated table that will be set up in the LJVM Coliseum lobby the night of the game. Military I.D. must be presented to receive tickets.
In addition to providing free tickets, Wake Forest will recognize veterans and military personnel with announcements during the game. This year’s game honors the 50th Anniversary of Winston-Salem’s first and only Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel, who has long been recognized as a symbol of valor.
For more information or to purchase additional tickets for Friday’s game, call the Wake Forest Ticket Office at (336) 758-3322.
Gateway Gallery to Present “Buy Some Cheer”
Friday, November 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
1006 S Marshall Street
The event will feature small works of original art, fine crafts and gift items affordably priced for holiday gift-giving. A variety of hand-made ornaments may be purchased from a Holiday Dedication Tree. Holiday cards featuring reproductions of paintings by The Enrichment Center’s artists, known collectively as the Artists of Gateway Studios, will be available. The exhibition will include arts and crafts by the Artists of Gateway Studios and their guests: Sarah Kelly, Cindy Taplin, Nicole Uzzell, Alan Calhoun, Judi Russell, Suzie Cook, and John Golden. Artwork may be taken from the exhibition at the time of purchase. The evening will include live music by the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Jonathan Wiseman. Refreshments will be provided by the Center’s Culinary Arts Students under the leadership of Karen Powers. For more information, call (336)-837-6826 or click HERE
The Vagabond Saints Society Plays KISS
Friday-Saturday, November 13-14, 9:00 p.m.
The Garage, 110 W 7th Street
$10 admission plus a canned good or non-perishable food item.
The VSS takes over the Garage for two nights: they’ll play Alive! on Friday night, followed by Alive II Saturday night!
Admission each night is $10 plus a canned good or non-perishable food item. All food collected will be donated to the FOX 8 Triad Holiday Food Drive to benefit The Salvation Army.
Greek Bake Sale
Saturday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
435 Keating Drive
The Ladies Philoptochos Society will host its 58TH annual Fall Bake Sale at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The bake sale offers traditional Greek pastries served throughout the day. Lunch and dinner are served beginning at 11 a.m. There is no charge for admission. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit local and national charities. The Ladies Philoptochos Society works diligently to give to those in need. Philoptochos literally means “friend of the poor.” The lunch and dinner menu includes Mousaka, Chicken Riganato with rice and Pork Souvlaki with rice. All are served with spanakopita, green beans, Greek salad, a roll and beverage. Pastries for sale include: Baklava, Koulourakia, Kourambiedes, Finikia, Loukoumades and many more. The pastries have been lovingly made by the ladies of the church. Gift boxes are available for sale and the pastries freeze nicely for upcoming holiday occasions.
Take-out orders are available, the day of the event, by calling 765-FOOD. If you love Greek food, you’ll love this bake sale.
7th Annual Matthew Gfeller Memorial Doughnut Run
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m.
R.J. Reynolds High School, 301 N. Hawthorne Road
Entry fees may vary, donations and sponsorships welcome
Registration is open for the 7th Annual Matthew Gfeller Memorial Doughnut Run, scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM. The run will begin at R.J. Reynolds High School located at 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC.
The event celebrates Matthew Gfeller, a sophomore at R.J. Reynolds High School who died from a traumatic brain injury while playing in his first varsity football game in 2008. For more information, click HERE
Second Saturday Bird Walk with Audubon Society
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m.
Meet at Muddy Creek Parking area off of Meadowlark Drive
Join the Audubon Society for a Bird Walk on the Muddy Creek Greenway. Late migrants still may be passing through. Early winter residents may be arriving. For more information, click HERE
A Day in the Life of a Cheesemaker
Saturday, November 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Old Salem Visitor’s Center, 900 Old Salem Rd.
FREE Old Salem Horticulture presents this free workshop, bringing the ancient skills of artisan cheese back to life. Following old-fashioned European techniques, the process of making cheese gives the word “handmade” real meaning. Learn about different kinds of cheeses and how they are created. For more information, click HERE
Thanksgiving Lunch Potluck at the Ardmore Gateway Garden
Saturday, November 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ardmore Gateway Garden, 426 S. Hawthorne Road
Community Lunches is a hands-on learning initiative from Sustainable+Ardmore aimed at bringing the Ardmore community together around local food and healthful eating. During Community Lunches, volunteers work together to prepare, cook and share a meal that has been designed by local chefs and nutritionists to be simple and healthful and to emphasize local, seasonal ingredients. For more information, click HERE
MESDA to Hold Free Community Day to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Saturday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S Main Street
Be a part of MESDA’s 50th anniversary! Founded in 1965, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts has completed an eight-year renovation to prepare the museum and its collection for the next fifty years. They invite the community to enjoy an Open House in the collection. For more information, click HERE
Meet the Artisans of Eclection
Saturday, November 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Eclection, 221 N Main Street, Kernersville
Food, door prizes and more! At this annual “Meet The Artisans” event, you’ll get to know who is behind the amazing artistry and collecting that goes into all you see at Eclection! Find out what inspires the creativity that goes into the amazing jewelry, fabulous furniture and carefully curated collections directly from the people who bring it to you! To register, click HERE
Les Blank Film Festival
Saturday & Monday, November 14&16, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2:00 p.m.
McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive
Les Blank was an internationally renowned, independent filmmaker, whose poetic work offers intimate, idiosyncratic glimpses into the lives, culture, and music of the passionate people at the periphery of American society. To buy tickets, click HERE
“Remembering John Biggers” Exhibition
November 3-January 30
Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road
Ticket prices vary
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, presents, ” Remembering John Biggers ” an exhibition of prints and drawings by Dr. John T. Biggers (1924-2001), an African American muralist, painter and educator, November 3, 2015 thru January 30, 2016 at Delta Arts Center. The exhibit will feature works from Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts’ permanent collection and the works from private and public collections across the state. Biggers, a native of Gastonia, NC, came into prominence after the Harlem Renaissance was often called “a canvas master of the human condition”. Click HERE or call (336)722-2625 for more information.
Reynoldstown Community Historic Marker to be Unveiled
A local historic marker commemorating the Reynoldstown community will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the intersection of Cameron Avenue and Eighth Street. The community was built in 1919 by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. as rent-to-own housing for its employees and featured vacant lots between the houses to be used as gardens. Decades later, houses were built on the side lots, giving the neighborhood a unique development pattern. Speakers at the unveiling will include Mayor Allen Joines; Council Members Vivian H. Burke and Derwin L. Montgomery; Carl Leak and Langdon Oppermann of the Historic Resources Commission and former resident James Grace.
SciWorks Hosts Adoption Awareness Day
Sunday, November 15. 1pm-3pm
400 W. Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, SciWorks is working in partnership with the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina and Forsyth County Department of Social Services to host Adoption Awareness Day. Both of the involved agencies will provide resources about fostering and adopting at information booths from 1 to 3 p.m. There will also be a short presentation, with a question & answer session to follow, at 2 p.m. for anyone who would like to learn more about fostering and adoption. As part of the event, SciWorks is offering free admission (by invitation only) to families who have already adopted through these agencies, as well as through Family Services of Forsyth County. For more information, click HERE or call (335) 714-7109
Twin City Stage presents Swingtime Canteen
opening Friday, November 13 at 8pm*
at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem.
Tickets are $25
It’s 1944 and movie legend Marian Ames and her gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen are heading to London to entertain the troops. Laughter, tears, air raids, and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious (and true!) story. Songs include “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “Sing Sing Sing”, and a fast-paced, 12-song Andrews Sisters medley. An Opening Night Reception, with wine provided by Raffaldini Vineyards, as well as hors d’oeuvres and sweets, will begin at 7 pm on Friday, November 13, in the lobby.
The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon-5:30 pm. Call (336) 725-4001 for tickets or purchase online HERE.
*Twin City Stage is celebrating the amazing men and women of the military forces during the run of this show. Veterans and active service members receive a 20% discount for any regular performance of Swingtime Canteen. All patrons are invited to wear 1940’s inspired clothing and/or their military uniforms to the show; photo opportunities with the cast will be available after each performance.
*Additional performances will be held November 14-15 and 19-22. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm.
Stained Glass Playhouse Presents “BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLE”
November 6-22, various times
Sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church, 4401 Indiana Avenue
Gillian Holroyd is unusual amongst her contemporaries; she can actually perform magic feats. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Stephen Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. As the attraction grows, she remembers that witches cannot fall in love. This 1950’s set romantic comedy revolves around the resolution of this problem. For tickets, click HERE