Around Town :: April 29th – May 1st, 2016

 A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).

Friday, April 29th


@ Skippy’s Hot Dogs
>> Mike’s Week Fundraiser:
Final two days to get your Skippy’s hot dog fix and help raise funds for owner Mike Rothman. Sadly the doors close for good tomorrow evening, but what a loving ending its been for such a special place. This week has been a reminder of just how lucky we are to live in this community – a community that invests in one another. Be it for brunch, lunch and/or dinner, go get yourself a hotdog with a side of good vibes.
(open until 8p / Hot dogs: $4, fries: $3, chips: $1, drinks: $1)

Pssst… I’m Triad City Beat’s guest columnist this week and I’m talking community + kindness + Mike’s Week. Give it a read here.


@ New Winston Museum
>> Writing Winston:
This introspective-based forum will feature community profiles highlighting places around Winston-Salem. This is a collaborative effort between New Winston Museum and Dr. Katie Manthey’s Community Writing class at Salem College. Students have created blog posts outlining what certain places mean to them in the contexts of their personal communities, and will be presenting these posts to the public at the event. Attendees are invited to work with students to write their own profiles, further defining Winston-Salem through the experiences and opinions of its residents. Refreshments will be served.
(5:30p / FREEE!)


@ The Beer Garden at Krankies 
>> Hoots Mai Tai Porter Release + Burger Supreme Popup:
Hoots new Mai Porter release will be on draft in the Krankies backlot beer garden and some melty cheesy deliciousness burgers will be served up by Burger Supreme. Add some DJs and rad people and whadya have >> #partytime


Saturday, April 30th


@ The Farm at The Children’s Home
>> U-Pick Strawberries:
Hip hip hooraaayyy, strawberry season has returned ya’ll and The Farm at The Children’s Home has a beautiful bounty of ruby reds. You have two options to get your strawberry fix: U-Pick for $10/gallon or Pre-Pick for $12/gallon. It’s first come, first served and ripe berries are limited. Our tip: Get yourselves up and over there bright and early.
(U-Pick starts at 8a / more scoop here)


@ Historic Boston-Thurmond Neighborhood
>> 3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity Hummingbird 5K: 
Experience Habitat for Humanity first-hand, running and walking by 70+ homes the organization has built or renovated while being cheered on by Habitat homeowner families! The event takes place in the historic Boston-Thurmond neighborhood, beginning and ending at Kimberley Park Elementary School, where many homeowner families’ children attend. The certified, chip-timed 5K course provides an awesome view of the downtown skyline and race proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s mission of helping local working families purchase their own affordable, high-quality, energy-efficient homes.
(8:30a / find registration info here)


Lawrence Joel Veterans Coliseum
>> The 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome:
This 5K fundraising event includes a .11 mile addition (for a 3.21 total). Why the extra? Did you know that most people are born with copies of 23 different chromosomes and those with Down Syndrome have three copies of the 21st? The extra .11 mile is to build awareness that folks with Down Syndrome are simply rockin’ that extra chromosome, that’s all.
(8a / find registration info here)

Contest Alert! Look for the DD4DS sign on race day, snaps some photos in front of the backdrop, share your pics on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and hashtag ‪#‎wedashed4ds‬ for a chance to win a prize. 



@ Old Salem Museum and Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market:
Grab your totes and head out to support our phenomenal local producers like Harmony Ridge FarmBilly Place FarmWinstead Farm/CalderoPlum Granny FarmSanders RidgeShore FarmsFair Share Farm & more! A few highlights this week: Chad’s Chai will be serving up Peachy Keen, an all-organic blend of white tea, pure peach extract and raspberries; Mulberry Farm is the special guest this week with their full line of water buffalo meat and sausages; Gnomestead Hollow has some of the last ramps of the season; Lavender Anne’s will have natural sunblock — plus loads of plants for garden transplants, asparagus, sustainable meats, arugula and more.
See you there!
(9a – noon / FREEE!)

in other news… Did you catch this week’s Winston-Salem Journal feature on Fair Share Farm



Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
>> Pregnant in the Piedmont:
Presented by Piedmont Doulas, Pregnant In The Piedmont brings together local pregnancy and parenting professionals and experts to one location. Meet with obstetricans and midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, chiropractors, newborn photographers, nanny agencies, massage therapists and SO much more! There will be special activities (like kids face painting, balloon animals, baby wearing demos) and special guests (ehem…costumed princesses). The first 100 families through the door will receive a swag bag with goodies, information and discounts. This event focuses not only on pregnancy and babies, but also early childhood and parenting as well.
(10a – 2p / FREEE! / see the vendor list here)


@ Various Gorgeous Gardens Around Town
>> Beyond the Garden Gate Tour and English Tea:
This rain or shine event, hosted by The Garden Club Council is your opportunity to take a peek at nine of Winston-Salem’s most beautiful private gardens with an English Afternoon Tea held at an elegant private home (tickets sold separately). Gardens showcased are located in Buena Vista, Sherwood Forest, Arbor Place, Brooks Landing, Bridal Creek Estates, Greenbrier Farms and The Gables; entrance to Bethabara’s Medicinal Gardens and Reynolda Gardens also included with a general admission ticket.
(10:30a – 4:30p // find more info + English Tea menu & schedule here)


@ Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.
>> Hoots for Hounds:
Head over to Hoots to have a pint for a purpose: proceeds to benefit animal rescue through AARF. Silent auction, distillery tours and tasting at Sutlers Spirits, a tasty taco bar by The Porch and all the delicious Hoots Beer you can drink! Naturally, dogs are welcome.
(2p – 11p // FREEE to attend .. but bring dough for food, bevies and the auction)



Sunday, May 1st

@ Mary’s Gourmet Diner
>> Pride Winston-Salem’s Spring Drag Brunch:
Head to Mary’s on Sunday for local brunch with a side of fierce featuring some of North Carolina’s top drag performers including Mr. And Miss Pride Winston-Salem 2015-2016 Aria Russo And Maxwell Parque-Divine. $10 donation recommended to benefit Pride Winston-Salem and tips are highly encouraged.
(10a – 2p)






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