Opportunities for the Week – September 28-October 1

Compiled by Kerri Hughes

This week has tons of opportunities to enjoy a little Camel City flair, from events in downtown to performances at local universities. Keep reading to see what you could be doing this week!

Festival of Shelters
Monday, September 28-Sunday, October 4
Various locations
FREE
The Festival of Shelters is tied to the Jewish celebration of Sukkot, when the community of faith remembers God’s care for the Israelites while they wandered through the wilderness for forty years with no home and no food. Anthony’s Plot remembers this event by standing in solidarity with those in the city who continue to journey without home and often without food. Each day, they will gather with neighbors in a spirit of hospitality: we will raise awareness about homelessness and will minister to our friends without housing. There is still a need for people to prepare food and donate items. For more information, click HEREfestival of shelters

Downtown Social at Camino Bakery
Monday, September 28, 8:00-9:30 A.M.
Camino Bakery, 310 W. 4th Street, Downtown
FREE (Bring money to purchase goodies from the Bakery)
If you love Downtown Winston-Salem, here’s a great way to show it–at a special gathering hosted by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. It’s a fun mixer for a good cause: the health, growth and visibility of our Downtown!

UNCSA Fall Dance Concert
Monday, September 29-Thursday, October 1, 7:30 P.M.
Agnes de Mille Theatre, 1533 South Main Street
Tickets: $15 for Students, $18 for Adults
World premieres from award-winning choreographer Ton Simons, School of Drama faculty member Kelly Maxner, and UNCSA alumnus Juel Lane. To purchase tickets, click HERE

Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, September 29, 8:30 AM-1:30 P.M.
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, 575 N. Patterson Ave.
FREE
Come support the Red Cross by donating blood and earn a coupon for a free haircut at Sports Clips.

Women’s Fund Social Change Exchange
Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 P.M.
Highland Presbyterian Church, 2380 Cloverdale Ave., Activity Building (located across the street from the church)
FREE, please RSVP to ewalmsley@wsfoundation.org
Come attend the presentation of the updated research focusing on circumstances and issues affecting women in Forsyth County. Gramercy Research Group’s President and CEO Dr. Melicia C. Whitte-Glover and Dr. J. Nelson-Weaver will discuss key themes from the report. For more information, click HERE

wfu faculty mozart concertWake Forest Faculty Chamber Concert–Music of Mozart
Tuesday, September 29, 7:30 P.M.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall, 1843 Wake Forest Road
FREE
Wake Forest University faculty will be performing some of Mozart’s most famous pieces in this fall chamber concert. Performers include Peter Kairoff, piano, John Sadak, clarinet, Dan Skidmore, violin, Louise Campbell, viola and Evan Richey, cello. For more information, click HERE

Hispanic Heritage Month Program Keynote at WSSU
Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 P.M.
Winston-Salem State University, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, K.R. Williams Auditorium
FREE
Former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate, renowned activist, hip-hop artist and community organizer, Rosa Clemente, will keynote WSSU’s inaugural 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month program. Clemente was the Green Party U.S. VP candidate in 2008. Her and her running mate, Cynthia McKinney, became the first women of color on the ticket in American history. For more information, click HERE