Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Memorial Day! Free Kid Friendly Events Coming Up 05/25/18

FREE Family Events Across the Triad!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

More Than 30 FREE Events Listed on This Weekend's Calendar!

6 Things GSO People Don’t Know about Winston-Salem

Free summer music series starts this Sunday!  

Free Summer Parks Concert Starts Sunday, May 13

What are your plans?

More than 30  FREE events listed on our calendar this weekend!  Go to our website for details on all events.  Add directly to your google calendar!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

27 FREE Events in the Piedmont Triad This Week 04/22/18-04/29/18

FREE Events in the Piedmont Triad This Week!

Details for all events on our website

Sunday, April 22

2 – 4:30pm   GSO    Chess in the Park,  LeBauer Park
2 – 4pm   Rockwell    Big Cats Open House, Suzie's Pride Big Cat Sanctuary
3 – 5pm   GSO    Yappy Hour Weekly Meetup for Four Legged Friends,  LeBauer Park
6 – 7:30pm   GSO    Sunday Jazz Picnic, LeBauer Park

Mon, Apr 23

5:30 – 6:30pm   WS    When Objects Speak: Craft on Film panel,  Center for Design Innovation

Wed, Apr 25

12 – 1:30pm   GSO    Wrangler Tunes at Noon - Artists Vary Each Week   LeBauer Park

Thu, Apr 26

5 – 9pm   Greensboro Strong Community Concert,  LeBauer Park
5:45 – 6:45pm   GSO    Spring Yoga in the Park by Greensboro Downtown Yoga,  Center City Park
7 – 9:30pm   WS    Urban Doxology Concert,   The Ramkat

Fri, Apr 27

5:30 – 8:30pm   Spring Art Crawl,  Downtown Statesville
6 – 9pm   GSO    First Friday,  Downtown Greensboro Inc
7:30 – 10pm   LEW E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial - Starlight Movie Night, Shallowford Square,

Sat,  Apr 28

8am – 10pm   Kville    2018 Piedmont Triad's International TableTop Day,  Bunker Hill UMC
8:30am – 2pm   HP Library Plaza Grand Opening, High Point Public Library
9am – 12pm   WS    Cobblestone Farmers Market, Old Salem
4 – 8pm   WS    Wake Up Winston! Block Party,  Eliza's Helping Hands,
6 – 10pm   Clemmons - Ferdinand: Movie Night in the Village, Jerry Long Family YMCA
7 – 9pm   GSO   City Sunsets: Artist Varies by Week, Center City Park
Sun, Apr 29

12 – 6pm   WS   Hops & Shop : Spring Fest, Foothills Brewing (Tasting Room)
12 – 5pm   GSO    Groovin' in the Garden, Gateway Gardens
12 – 5pm   GSO Raven's Roost at the Curb Flea Market
2 – 4:30pm   GSO Chess in the Park, LeBauer Park
3 – 9pm   Spring Greensboro Food Truck Festival, Downtown
3 – 5pm   GSO Yappy Hour Weekly Meetup for Four Legged Friends, LeBauer Park
4 – 7pm   GSO    GSO World Dance Day presented by synerG, LeBauer Park
6 – 9pm   PFAFF    Music on a Sunday Evening at the Farm, Windfield Farm Arboretum
6 – 7:30pm   GSO    Sunday Jazz Picnic, LeBauer Park

Unless otherwise indicated, all events listed are FREE - no admission charge. There may be items and/or food/drinks for purchase.  If you have questions about an event, please contact the sponsor directly.  All information is correct and accurate at the time of it's posting.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Items Needed for Kids in Need at Forsyth County, NC Schools

By Jessica Thomas Lewis

The Forsyth County United Way is asking for donations in honor of MLK Virtual Day of Service. 

Local Title I schools in our area need items for our kids in need. 

-New Socks all sizes 
-New underwear sizes (3T-16 years for boys and girls)
-Uniform attire: collared red/white/blue shirts, black/navy/khaki pants
-Gloves, all sizes 
-Hats, lightly used / washed
-Scarfs, lightly used / washed

You can bring donations to Maple Springs UMC (Craven Hall lobby) at 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC from December 31, 2017-January 7, 2018 or bring donations to the United Way of Forsyth County at 301 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC  Suite 1700.  Collection dates are January 3, 2018-January 14, 2018 at the United Way. 

Looking for other ways to volunteer locally?  Check out (No affiliate, we just think it's a great resource!)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Quarry Park in Winston-Salem, NC

By Jessica Thomas Lewis

Hidden off Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem, Quarry Park offers a nice place for passive activities and relaxation.  The access road is next to the William Roscoe Anderson Jr. Recreation Center.   Just minutes from downtown,  this 228-acre park includes a 12-acre quarry with 130-foot bluffs that overlook waters that are so clear you can see dozens of feet below the surface.

The park includes open green space with walking/biking trails, overlooks and an observation platform over the quarry.  Quarry Park also has an event lawn and lawn amphitheater. Winston-Salem's downtown skyline and the Sauratown mountains can be seen in the distance.

The park includes the Waughtown Greenway Connector, providing access from Reynolds Park and the Salem Creek Greenway.  There is a greenway rest area with bike parking and several bike racks throughout the park.

Cool sculptures made for sitting adorn the walking trails and there are lots of metal benches for quiet moments and spectacular views.  The metal benches were designed to resemble the screens once used to sort gravel in the old quarry.  Water fountains and trash receptacles are placed along the trails and there are picnic tables.

There is a public restroom tucked under the observation platform. The walls to the restroom are made of large gravel, such as the gravel that was produced by the old quarry for use in the construction of Business 40 and US 52.  The park is handicap accessible and is stroller and dog friendly.

Entry is free and there is plenty of parking.  Quarry Park is perfect for a quiet afternoon outside.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

FREE Kid Friendly Events Aug 26-Sept 2, 2017

Full Details and more events on our calendar here. 

Sat Aug 26

11:00am – 11:45am GSO Free Class in the Park! - LeBauer Park
11:00am – 12:00pm GSO Saturday Story Hour - International Civil Rights Center & Museum
12:00pm – 7:00pm LVILLE Weekends at Westbend - Westbend Winery and Brewery
12:00pm – 9:00pm MTAIRY 5th Annual Carolina Sky Music Fest! - Round Peak Vineyards
7:00pm – 10:00pm W-S Summer on Liberty - 6th and Liberty, Downtown Winston-Salem

Sun Aug 27

12:00pm – 7:00pm LVILLE  Weekends at Westbend - Westbend Winery and Brewery
2:00pm – 4:30pm GSO Chess in the Park - LeBauer Park
3:00pm – 5:00pm GSO Yappy Hour Weekly Meetup for Four Legged Friends - LeBauer Park,
3:00pm – 9:00pm Greensboro Food Truck Festival - Downtown Greensboro
4:00pm – 7:00pm CLE Arts Council Summer Parks Series featuring Camel City Jazz
5:00pm – 7:30pm HP Kids End of Summer Blast - First Wesleyan Church
6:00pm – 8:30pm GSO MUSEP Concert: Benjy Johnson and Tres Diablos, doby - LeBauer Park

Mon Aug 28

5:30pm – 6:30pm GSO  ZUMBA in the Park - LeBauer Park

Wed Aug 30

5:00pm – 7:00pm GSO Free Family Night at Greenhill - GreenHill

Thu Aug 31

11:00am – 6:00pm W-S You're Invited to the Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening of Central !
7:45pm – 10:45pm GSO Cinema In The Yard: Movie at Revolution Mill

Fri Sep 1

5:00pm – 6:00pm WS First Friday Gallery Hop - Downtown Arts District
6:00pm – 9:00pm GSO First Friday in Greensboro - Downtown Greensboro
7:00pm – 10:00pm  W-S Gallery Hop
7:00pm – 10:30pm GSO UNCG Presents Spartan Cinema at LeBauer Park

Sat Sep 2
11:00am – 12:00pm GSO Saturday Story Hour - International Civil Rights Center & Museum
12:00pm – 6:00pm W-S Angelo's Artisan Market
12:30pm – 3:00pm W-S Saturday ART Jam
7:30pm – 10:00pm Graham Movies in the Park - Bill Cooke Park

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bike Sharing in Winston-Salem!

Did you know Winston-Salem now has bike sharing stations?  With eight locations in the city, it's easy to pick up or drop off a bike. Most locations are downtown, with two peripheral sites available.

Bike Share station across from AFAS at 7th and Liberty

There are two options for membership; bikes can be rented hourly or you can buy an annual membership.  Hourly rental is $3/hour (up to $24/ride) or annual membership is $30/year with trips under one hour free (after one hour rental fee is $3/hour).  Each station has posted instructions.  Access to the bicycles is granted through the Zagster app, or you can gain access by text.

After you've joined, you can follow the simple instructions posted on each bike.  First, you find your bike's number (located on the rear) and enter it into the Zagster app to get a unique unlock code.  Next, enter the unlock code into the on-bike keypad, and after the ring lock opens, you can remove the docking cable from the side of the ring lock.

So, what kind of bike are you riding?  This 7 gear cruiser has an adjustable seat height to fit most adult riders.  For safety, each bike has automatic front and rear lights.  Each bicycle also has a convenient basket attached.  Bring your own helmet.

Bikes can be picked up and dropped off 24/7.  They do not have to be dropped off at the same station from which it was picked up.  Current rental stations include: Arts District (7th and Liberty, across from AFAS), the Convention Center (5th and Cherry), the Theater District (across the street from Foothills), 4th and Trade, 4th and Liberty, Bailey Park (4th and Patterson), Gateway Bike (by the YWCA), and Salem Lake.

Winston-Salem is a great fit for bike sharing.  With eleven current greenways (and two more in the planning stages), it's easy to see why our city was selected to be a part of bike sharing!

You can also download the city's bike routes here.

For more information about Zagster bike sharing, check out their website.

By Jessica Thomas Lewis

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