Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Simple Gifts Holiday Market

Shop for holiday gifts made by local artists and vendors
 pottery, baked goods, jewelry and art.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Three Different People

Thursday, November 28, 2013

2013 Piedmont Triad Living Holiday Event Guide

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Please click on the picture below to go to our Holiday Event Guide.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ride the Rails with Santa Claus this Holiday Season at New Hope Valley

Ride the Rails with Santa Claus this Holiday Season
New Hope Valley Railway Hosts Annual Santa Train Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15
(Bonsal, NC, Oct. 31, 2013) — The New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), will offer its annual Holiday Santa Trains the first two weekends of December on Saturdays Dec. 7 and 14 and Sundays Dec. 8 and 15, 2013. Trains will depart from the rail yard located in Bonsal, N.C., just 10 minutes south of Apex off of U.S. Highway 1, Exit 89.
A number of holiday characters will interact with kids of all ages during their visit. Frosty the Snowman will greet children in the rail yard, while an elf from the North Pole hands out candy canes or coal depending on who’s been naughty or nice.
Santa Clause will be on board the train joining visitors for a ride in the open-air passenger cars pulled by either a diesel or steam locomotive. Santa will go car-to-car, talk to each child and pose for photos during the hour-long ride.
“The holidays are such a special time of year at the New Hope Valley Railway, and the annual rides with Santa are a favorite among both visitors and volunteers who put the event together,” says long-time NHVR volunteer Dave Chasco. “We see many families return year after year who’ve made the Triangle Train part of their holiday tradition.”
Chasco says there can be a chill in the air in December and advises visitors to check the weather and dress accordingly. “Trains will operate in snow, sleet or rain, so come prepared,” he adds. Hot chocolate, hot dogs and other concessions are available from a food vendor set-up in the rail yard.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.TriangleTrain.comor at the train yard the day of the ride.
Holiday Santa Trains will operate two weekends in December 2013:
 • Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8
 • Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15
Diesel train rides depart at:
 • 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm
Steam train rides depart at:
 • 12:15 pm and 2:45 pm
Diesel train ride tickets are:
 • $10 for adults and $7 for children, ages 2-12.
Steam train ride tickets are:
 • $12 for adults and $8 for children.
NHVR recommends buying tickets online and arriving at the train yard 30 minutes before the listed departure time.
Learn more by visiting www.TriangleTrain.com orwww.facebook.com/TriangleTrain.  
Families enjoy riding the Triangle Train’s 
open-air passenger cars as part of their
 holiday tradition.

Santa visits each train car, talking 
with children and posing for photos 
during the hour-long ride.

About New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR)
The public is invited to visit The Triangle’s Train in historic Bonsal, North Carolina, located just 10 minutes south of Apex off of U.S. Highway 1. Trains generally operate one Sunday each month beginning in the spring through the end of the year. There are also special Halloween and Santa trains as well as themed events, charter and group train rides, opportunities to operate a train and birthday parties in an historic caboose.
The North Carolina Railway Museum, a collection of antique train cars and an elaborate G Scale model garden railroad are also part of the NHVR grounds along with a gift shop. Visit www.TriangleTrain.com.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spring Garden Food Truck Festival Benefitting the Children's Organ Transplant Association

Spring Garden Food Truck Festival will be this Sunday, October 6 from 4:00-9:00pm, with  18 food trucks, music, face painting and a wine tasting to benefit KeeCee Frazier-DeVenny, a sixteen-year-old  North Carolinian battling a life threatening case of sickle cell anemia.

KeeCee, an avid reader and AP student, had a life-saving stem cell transplant at Duke University Medical Center in August 2013.   This event will benefit the Children's Organ Transplant Association.  You can read more of KeeCee's story and/or make an online donation here.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

16th Annual Sweet Potato Festival

16th Annual Sweet Potato Festival, in Surry County
on Saturday, September 21 from 10-5. 
FREE Live Music, craft vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, local authors, sweet potato pie, sonkers, country ham biscuits, chicken stew, pintos and cornbread and this year Sweet Potato Coffee.
 Call 336-374-5317 for more information.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Free in Concord! The Bill Cherry Music Festival, August 17, 2013

Music Festival (9 Bands!) to raise money for Hannah Conley 

Family Friendly Music!

August 17, 2013     Noon-8pm
 Frank Liske Park 
4001 Stough Road, Concord, NC 

Bring the whole family (pets included) chairs and blankets.

Boston Butts and music for a good cause... doesn't get any better than that. 
Free Admission and with $10 donation you receive a Boston Butt plate. 
All donations going to help Hannah Conley!  
(See Hannah's story, and why this festival was started, below)

From the Bill Cherry Music Festival facebook page
Hannah Conley
(This was written by Hannah’s Dad)
Where do I start to tell you about my girl, Hannah? We had a normal typical pregnancy with no indications that Hannah had any problems prior to birth. She began to have issues and was diagnosed at ten days old with a brain abnormality. Because of that, Hannah has Cerebral Palsy. She has muscle movement disorder, she is non-verbal (unable to talk), she cannot walk independently, and needs complete assistance with most everything. Hannah had spinal fusion surgery in February to correct an extensive curve in her spine that was completely compressing her left lung. She now has two rods and screws from the base of her neck to the base of her spine. She is still recovering, but is doing really well. The surgery was 8 hours and she spent almost three weeks in the hospital. This surgery adds more discomfort from being lifted in and out of the car. Hannah weighs 76 pounds. It is getting harder and harder for Hannah’s mother to get in and out of the car. Her mother had breast cancer two years ago and the surgeries left Mom without abdominal muscles. This makes lifting Hannah exceedingly difficult for Mom. She has to have total help with bathing, dressing, moving from one position to another, and has to have her food in a mashed consistency in order to not choke.
Hannah is 13. We live in Boiling Springs, NC. She is bright, happy, and the sweetest little girl ever! She uses a power chair for mobility. She loves school and her friends. Hannah loves her touch screen computer, and her I Pad. She loves her church and her church family. She also loves her family, especially her big brother; Austin who is 17 and attends Crest HS. Hannah has a dog, Baxter, who is her best friend. She also has a fat cat named Miss Kitty. She enjoys music, dancing, cheerleading, Special Olympics, and horses.
Thank you so much for thinking of our family. It is amazing that God used a contest and facebook to bring this all together. Words are not enough to say thank you. We are so overwhelmed and honestly are speechless!

Well my name is Mike Holbrooks and let me give you a little bit of the back story of how Facebook made this possible. It starts with Bill Cherry one of my best friends for over 30 years. About 5 years ago he was riding his motorcycle and was hit by a guy texting. The accident left him paralyzed from the chest down and with the use of only one arm. He wanted to feel independent again so he had passed his driving class but Medicaid said he had to come up $15,000 before they would build him an adaptive handicap van. I was planning to put on a music festival fund raiser for him but this past December 13th he passed away. After he passed away I told myself I was going to leave his photo as my Facebook photo till I put on this fund raiser for someone else in his honor. One morning at work Bill was on my mind. So I started calling a few different government groups that deal with handicap individuals. I wanted to see if they could put me in touch with some good people that needed some help trying to get an adaptive handicap van. I made seven phone calls that morning and they all said that I was either talking to the wrong department or person. I was fed up so I told myself that this was too hard and I had tried my best. So I went back to working. No more than 15 minutes later I get an invite from Facebook. I get so many invites to play games or other stuff I usually don’t even look at them but for some reason I pulled it up. The first thing I see is Hannah’s smiling face with a request to vote for her in a contest to try and win an adaptive handicap van. Ok remember I had just got off the phone trying to get in touch with someone I could try and help to get an adaptive van for. I knew then that Bill Cherry had that Facebook message sent to me because he knew I was about to give up. So if it had not been for Facebook and a little help from a best friend this union would have never been possible. Thanks for Your Support

Treasury - Don't Dive in Shallow Water - shopping locally in Greensboro, NC

'Don't Dive in Shallow Water -- shopping locally in Greensboro, NC' 

Browse the shops of these local artists and spend your money locally!

Handcrafted and vintage items from artists and sellers located in Greensboro, NC. Find this and other Piedmont Triad treasuries at www.piedmonttriadliving.com

We always support shopping locally. Shop local, stay local!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beats Lunchbreak in July! Food, art, music and dancing

Free Admission!

Food, art, music and dancing -- All during your lunch break.

July 11, 18 & 25 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N Spruce St

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Community Children's Parade for Pre-School Age and Younger

Saturday, June 29th ...
 ... is the annual community children's parade.  Miss Mary's Children's Parade was designed to provide a patriotic opportunity for pre-school and younger grade school children to participate in a holiday parade.  While Kernersville has an exceptional, historic July 4th parade, the length of the route is a little long for younger children.  Mary Mullinax developed a children's parade in the courtyard of town hall specifically for younger children.
As you can tell from the pictures below, children are encouraged to dress up and red, white and blue.  Patriotic music will be playing and the children can march, walk or ride around the town hall courtyard, following behind the 4th of July Parade Queen.

The children's parade is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Kernersville.  It starts at 9 AM and is free to the public.

Parents are welcome to parade around with their children, or just get out their camera for some memorable pictures.

information provided by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce

Monday, June 24, 2013

Independence Celebration at Historic Bethabara Park

The towns of Bethabara, Bethania, and Salem hosted the first documented independence celebrations in North Carolina on July 4, 1783, after the end of the War for Independence.  Research indicates that these Moravian communities joined Boston, MA and Charleston, SC as possibly the first places in the new nation to celebrate in 1783.

Sounds of the Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem

Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 Sacred Art Tour Comes to the Piedmont Triad June 12-16

Saxapahaw Welcomes the Tibetan Monks of the Sacred Art Tour from Drepung Gomang 
Monastery June 12 -16 SaxArt Gallery, 1616 Jordan Street Saxapahaw, NC

June 12 10:00 am Opening Ceremony for Mandala Construction
             Noon to closing Mandala Construction
June 13 10:00 am to closing Mandala Construction
June 14 10:00 am to closing Mandala Construction
               7:00 pm to 9:00 PM An Evening with the Monks
                                               By reservation
June 15 10:00 to noon Sand Painting Workshop
                                              By reservation
             Noon to closing Mandala Construction
June 16 10:00 am to 1:30 pm Mandala Viewing
               2:00 pm Deconstruction Ceremony

There is no admission to the opening and closing ceremonies or during the construction of the mandala, but your donations will be greatly appreciated. The 2013 tour group has been held up for 5 months getting visas approved and have lost the events scheduled for the first 5 months of 2013.

 A Tibetan Bazaar will be set up from June 12th to June 16th for the sale of Tibetan handicrafts created by the Tibetan refugee community located in South India refugee settlements.

100% of all proceeds go directly to support, educate, house, feed and clothe the 2000+ refugee monks living at Drepung Gomang Monastery located in Lama Camp #2 of the Tibetan Colony located in Karnataka, India.

The Sacred Art Tour is sponsored by Drepung Gomang Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It is the official USA seat of Drepung Gomang Monastery. Drepung Gomang Tour members are refugee monks now living at the monastery. The Drepung Gomang Monastery was founded in 1416 near Lhasa, Tibet and its college is the oldest of the four colleges of Drepung. In 1959, before the invasion of Communist China, Drepung Monastery has more than 10,000 monks. Gomang College produced many eminent Buddhist masters and has been a very important Tibetan Buddhist learning center. Each of the colleges of Drepung has its specialty and the focus of Gomang is philosophy, logic and debate.

Reservations are encouraged for the Evening with the Monks and the Workshop, because they have filled up early in the past years. Go to www.monkstour.info to make your reservations online.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Movie in the Park Starts in Kernersville 2013

We love Movie in the Park!
Projected onto a giant blow-up screen in Harmon Park, Kernersville.

Get there early! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! 


See you there!

Rain dates are usually the following Saturday.  Be sure to "like" Kernersville Parks and Recreation on Facebook 
for more information.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Winston-Salem: Centennial Celebration May 9-12, 2013

Winston-Salem: Celebrating 100 Years 

The City of Winston-Salem is having a big, four-day Centennial celebration!  Many of the planned events are free, including Community Day in Old Salem, a parade, and a party in Corpening Plaza.  You'll find all of the free events listed here, with a link to the official website at the bottom of this page.  See you there!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Historic marker unveiling
5:30pm-6:45pm 100 block of Main Street

Public reception with historic display
6:45pm-7:45pm City Hall

Friday, May 10, 2013

Blue Moon Gallery Hop 5-10pm
Art on Display:

WS/FC Schools Art
216 W 6th St

WS Police Department Historic Artifacts
629 N Trade St

WS Fire Department Historic Artifacts 
619 N Trade St

Downtown Arts District participating locations:

  • Alan G Miller Underwater Photographer - 625 N. Trade St.
  • Center City Frame Shop - 625 N. Trade St.
  • Delurk Gallery - 207 W 6th St
  • Earthbound Arts - 610 N Trade St.
  • Fiber Company - 600 N Trade St.
  • Kindred Spirits-537 N Trade St.
  • Marianne DiNapli-Mylet - 625 N. Trade St.
  • Mary Baily Thomas - 625 N. Trade St.
  • Paz Boutique - 633 N Trade St.
  • Piedmont Craftsmen - 601 N Trade St.
  • Retro Art Ware - 608-A N Trade St.
  • Shawn Beard - 625 N. Trade St.
  • Studio 7 - 619 N Trade St.
  • Studios at 625 - 625 N. Trade St.
  • Swift Wade Gallery - 560 N Trade St
  • The Other Half - 560 N Trade St.
  • Willy Nilly/ Deborah Willard Design - 604-A N Trade

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Community Day at Old Salem
9:30am-4:30pm   Free admission for everyone for the entire day!  Go here for a full schedule of planned activities.

Centennial Parade
2-3pm  Parade route starts on Main Street in Old Salem and continues to 3rd Street, West for one block to Liberty, then South to Corpening Plaza.  To see a map of the parade route go here.

Party in the Plaza
3-8pm Party after the parade at Corpening Plaza with food, vendors and live music.  
3-4pm High School Musical Review: Reagan, Glenn, East and Reynolds.
4-5:45 Rhonda Thomas and Dee Lucas
6:15-8pm Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen

Saturday, May 12, 2013

Worship Service at the May Dell
4-5:30pm Multi-congregational service at the May Dell at Salem Academy and College, 500 E Salem Ave.  In case of inclement weather, activities will be held in Hanes Auditorium on campus.  Call to Worship by Rev. Laura Spangler, Community choirs, Lovefeast, remarks by Rev. Dr. Gary Chapman, Sermon by Rev. Dr. Sam Stevenson.

Winston-Salem Then & Now
See the historical videos of the history of Winston-Salem here.

Go to the Winston-Salem Centennial Celebration website here.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dog Park Dedication at Tanglewood May 5, 2013

Dog Park Dedication at Tanglewood Park!

May 5, 1-5pm

Free admission with donation (see list below)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Craft & Vintage Sale, April 20, 2013

There will be a Craft & Vintage Sale on Saturday, April 20th from 10am-4pm at Calvary Chapel in Greensboro!

Free Spring Container Gardening Seminar on April 6, 2013

The Community Appearance Commission of the city of Winston-Salem will be co-sponsoring a 

"Spring Container Gardening" 

seminar. It will be conducted by New Garden Landscaping & Nursery at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens, 215 South Main Street, Kernersville on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. 

FREE and open to the public!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Free Easter Egg Hunts (and a Parade) 2013

March 23
Davidson County
FREE Welcome: 16th Annual Welcome Easter Parade
Forsyth County
FREE Kville: Spring into Gardening (includes decorating Easter baskets and Easter eggs)

March 29
Alamance County
FREE Burl: Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Guilford County
FREE HP: Washington Terrace Park Easter Egg Hunt & Parade
FREE HP: High Point City Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt

March 30
Alamance County
FREE Burl: Burlington City Park Easter Egg Hunt
FREE Burl: The Egg Splash Aqua Egg Hunt
Forsyth County
FREE WS: 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Granville Park
Guilford County
FREE HP: High Point City Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt
FREE Colfax: Easter Festival at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

March 31
Guilford County
FREE Gboro: Breaking Free Sunrise Service

March 18-25, 2013: FREE This Week in the Piedmont Triad

Details for all events are here.

Continuing Exhibits
FREE Mebane: Exhibit at Mebane Arts Center
FREE WS: Every Picture Tells Our Story
FREE HP: Spring Exhibition at Theatre Art Galleries

March 18
Forsyth County
FREE Clemmons: Operation Medicine Drop
FREE WS: Viewing of the film "Tapped"

March 19
Forsyth County
FREE Walkertown: Trailing Daniel Boone
Guilford County
FREE HP: Reiki Circle

March 20 First Day of Spring!
Forsyth County
FREE Pink Lemonade Cake Day at Dewey's
FREE WS: Operation Medicine Drop
FREE WS: Student Chamber Music Festival Concerts
Guilford County
FREE Gboro: ArtQuest Family Night    

March 21
Surry County
FREE Dobson: Open Mic Night at The Coffee Bean Music Hall

School House UNC 336x280
March 22
Alamance County
FREE Saxapahaw: The Hot Club of San Francisco Concert
Forsyth County
FREE Walkertown: Tai Chi
FREE WS: Winterized Wonders Defrosted
WS: Free Wine Tasting at Caffe Prada
FREE Kville: Wine Tasting at Eclection
Guilford County
Gboro: $4 Fun Friday Nights 
FREE Jamestown: Telescopic Viewing

March 23
Forsyth County
FREE Kville: Spring into Gardening
FREE WS: Birthday Party and Family Day at MOA
Davidson County
FREE Welcome: 16th Annual Welcome Easter Parade 

March 24
Forsyth County
FREE WS: Undergraduate Opera Workshop: An Afternoon at the Opera
Guilford County
FREE Gboro: Family Fun Sunday!

Johnston County Hams – World Famous Country Hams

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11-17 FREE This Week in the Piedmont Triad: March 11-17, 2013

Find details for all of these events here.

Ongoing Exhibits
FREE Mebane: Exhibit at Mebane Arts Center
FREE WS: Every Picture Tells Our Story
FREE HP: Spring Exhibition at Theatre Art Galleries

March 12
Forsyth County
FREE Walkertown: Lawn Care with Toby Bost
FREE Walkertown: Chicken Chat Seminar

March 13
Guilford County
FREE Gboro: ArtQuest Family Night  

March 14
Surry County
FREE Dobson: Open Mic Night at The Coffee Bean Music Hall

March 15
Alamance County
FREE Burl: Family Movie Night - Hotel Transylvania
Forsyth County
FREE Walkertown: Tai Chi
WS: Free Wine Tasting at Caffe Prada
FREE Kville: Wine Tasting at Eclection
Guilford County
Gboro: $4 Fun Friday Nights
FREE Jamestown: Telescopic Viewing

March 16
Forsyth County
FREE WS: Creek Crawl at Salem Lake
FREE Walkertown: Raised Bed Gardening Workshop
FREE Clemmons: Creek Crawl at Tanglewood
FREE WS: Winston-Salem Symphony: Concert for Community
FREE Kville: Outdoor Glow Egg Hunt
Guilford County
FREE HP: Blacksmithing Demonstration in the Historical Park

March 16 and 17
Guilford County
FREE Gboro: 232nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

March 17
Forsyth County
FREE WS: Bird Walk at Civitan Park/Salem Creek Greenway
FREE Clemmons: Bird Walk at Tanglewood
FREE WS: Bird Walk at Muddy Creek Greenway
FREE WS: Creek Crawl at Salem Creek Greenway
FREE WS: Viewing of the film "Watershed" at SECCA
FREE WS: Winston-Salem Community Band
Guilford County
FREE Jamestown: NC Harp Ensemble

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Burlington Easter Egg Hunts!

Friday, March 29 6pm
FREE! Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Mayco Bigelow Community Center
849 Sharpe Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
Ages: 2-5 Burlington Recreation & Parks presents the annual Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter baskets and enough room to store eggs that glow in the dark. Last year we had over 75 kids to search the gym for eggs with prizes inside. Kids can stick around and get a picture with the Easter Bunny. We will start at 6pm exactly until all of the eggs have been found, so don’t be late.

Saturday, March 30 10am
FREE! Burlington City Park Easter Egg Hunt
Burlington City Park
1333 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
Ages: 2-12 Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park. All hunts start promptly at 10am. Ages 2 to 4yrs will hunt on the grass in front of the Jimmy Combs stage. Ages 5yrs to 12yrs will hunt on Field #1. Only children are allowed in the hunt areas. Parents are asked to stay out of the hunt area in the designated spectator areas. The Amusement Park will open immediately following the end of the Easter Egg Hunt.

Saturday, March 30 10am
FREE! North Park Easter Egg Hunt
North Park
849 Sharpe Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
Ages: 2-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15-Adults Burlington Recreation & Parks invites everyone to be a part of a tradition. We have something for everyone and the Easter Bunny will be there as well. The crowd is always large and we look forward to seeing you at North Park. Don’t forget your Easter baskets! We will start at 10am exactly until all of the eggs have been found, so don’t be late.

Saturday, March 30 11am
FREE! The Egg Splash Aqua Egg Hunt
Maynard Aquatic Center
1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
Ages: 0-14 Burlington Recreation & Parks invites you to grab your Easter Basket and head to the Aquatic Center for the annual Egg Splash Aqua Egg Hunt. Join the race as kids from the community jump in for the bright colorful eggs that fill the pool. The hunt will be held shortly after the City Park Easter Egg Hunt with the first age group beginning at 11am. After the event, those that participate in the Egg Splash will be allowed to stay for the remainder of the day at no charge. Public swimming will begin at normal time, 12pm. Bathing suits with liners are required. Cotton is not allowed in the pool including but not limited to t-shirts, underwear, street clothing, basketball shorts, mesh shorts, etc.

Saturday, March 30 1pm
FREE! Special Populations Easter Egg Hunt
Behind Thataways Youth Center
1334 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
For All Ages Burlington Recreation & Parks will be offering an Easter Egg Hunt to any age person with developmental disabilities.

Saturday, March 30 6pm
FREE!  Night Lite Easter Egg Hunt
Fairchild Community Center, 827 S Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
For ages 6-8

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