Compiled by Carissa Joines
School is out and the weather is hot, but there is so much more to do in Camel City this summer than just sit by the pool or on your couch binge-watching tv! CCD has put together a list of activities and opportunities for you to engage our community, meet new people and just plain have some fun.
Foothills group of the Sierra Club will host a planning meeting Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30pm. Want to help plan for the activities of the Foothills Group? The Executive Committee (ExCom) and interested volunteers meet monthly for pizza and a discussion of group issues and projects. If you would like to know more about the workings of the club or get involved in membership, outings, political activities or special projects, please attend. Meeting is held at the Wilson home at 1177 Edgebrook Drive, Winston-Salem. For more information, contact David Fairall at dafair[AT]aol.com or learn more about the Foothills Group HERE
Cardinal Innovations will host a Community Open House at CenterPoint Human Services on June 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm. online RSVP are requested HERE but are not required. Please note that one-time users may register without signing up, and no credit card is required as the event is free.
Camel City Jazz Orchestra in partnership with SECCA presents Third Thursdays on the Lawn, June 16, 6pm to 8pm; Free admission. Camel City Jazz Orchestra’s popular public rehearsals resume this Summer in a festive outdoor setting! Happening every third Thursday from June through September 2016 for jazz on SECCA’s lawn. Cash bar and food truck fare available for purchase. Bring chairs and picnic blankets.
Review Session Scheduled for Proposed Hanes Park Master Plan. Northwest Ward Council Member Jeff MacIntosh and staff of the Recreation and Parks Department are holding a drop-in session Thursday, June 16, to display the proposed master plan for improvements to Hanes Park. The session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wiley Middle School, 1400 Northwest Blvd. Staff with Recreation and Parks and the planning consultant will be available to answer questions and receive feedback.
Innovation & Cinema – The Wizard of Oz, June 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm The third annual Innovation & Cinema film series returns for the 2016 season. Held on the upper lawn of Bailey Park, these free screenings of contemporary and classic films are brought to you by a/perture cinema in partnership with Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and sponsored by Salem Plastic Surgery Inc. Food (popcorn included!) and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests may also bring a picnic. Please no glass bottles or carry-in alcohol. Dogs are allowed but must remain on leash.
Thursday June 16 at 7:00: “Matthew Burczyk: Active transportation in Winston-Salem: A review of greenways, bike lanes, sidewalks, and programs to encourage cycling and walking.” 10 Academy Street in Old Salem. Burczyk is Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Winston-Salem Urban Area. This is part of the Sierra Club Foothills group’s monthly meetings in the Single Brothers Workshop of Old Salem located at 10 Academy Street, first house on the right just as you enter Old Salem. There is parking along Academy Street, around the Salem Square, and in a parking lot on the corner of West and Salt Street, beside the Single Brothers Garden. All events are FREE and Open to the Public. Bring a friend! Begins with social at 7:00, announcements at 7:30, and the program at 7:45.
Play: “Proceed Moon” Reynolda House is partnering with the Peppercorn Theatre and the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem on a production written by Harry Poster inspired by Reynolda’s history and William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Called “Proceed Moon,” the play is set in 1919 and depicts the children, teachers and managers of the Reynolda estate preparing an extravagant production of Shakespeare in the formal gardens. In this fictional play, everyone on the estate is getting involved to put on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” except young Rosalie, who finds herself dreaming on her own. But when something goes missing within the play, Rosalie’s vision is awakened.
“Proceed Moon” is appropriate for all ages. Performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 17 and 18; and at 3 p.m. June 19. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students ages 5 and up, and $5 for members of Reynolda House or the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. Tickets are available online at reynoldahouse.org or at the door.
Screening of “Greg Taylor – Ghost” and fundraiser for completion funds. For the past six years Gregg Jamback and his wife Jamie have been working on a feature-length documentary about Greg Taylor – the first person freed through the unique North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC) process. They are 80% complete on this film that can impact criminal justice reform nationwide. In order to raise an audience and funds for this important film, the team will be holding screenings of their award-winning documentary short “Greg Taylor – Ghost.” Ghost focuses on Greg’s time in prison and his lost relationship with his daughter; footage was pulled from interviews conducted for the longer, more detailed film on the case itself. There will also be a screening of a short excerpt from the feature-length film, In the Pursuit of Justice, which tells the story of Greg’s arrest and conviction, the creation of the NCIIC, and the historic hearing that set him free. They’ll give you an update on the film’s progress and give you an opportunity to, if you are able, make a contribution towards this project. For more information, visit their website HERE
The screening will be held at Flywheel (525 Vine Street, Winston-Salem) on Monday, June June 13, Monday June 20 and Tuesday June 21st. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00. There will be light refreshments, and the event will be completed by 9:00. Seating is limited to the first 14 people each night, so RSVP’s will be required to hold a seat. Please RSVP to Gregg Jamback (336) 287-2350 or gjamback[AT]swiftwatermedia.com.