A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th
@ The Millennium Center
>> 2016 Storybook Soiree
Tonight The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem is hosting its largest annual fundraising event, the 2016 Storybook Soirée. Inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, the 15th Annual Soirée will benefit children in our community by bringing to life the beauty and magic of this best-selling children’s classic for adults.
(7p – 10p // $80 / purchase tickets here)
Can’t make it? You can still participate in the popular Silent Auction here. With items like a Fiesta for eight from The Porch, a basket of natural goodies from Organix Juice Bar, private yoga lessons at Paz Studios and tickets to The Piedmont Opera’s spring production, make it certainly worth a peek.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market
A few specialty highlights include the return of Village Juice’s Orchard, made with Granny Smith & Ginger Gold Apples from Harmony Ridge Farms + ginger from Shore Farm Organics; Gluten-free pumpkin loaves from To Your Health Bakery; Chad’s Chai s’mores – a campfire s’more in a cup. Find the latest vendor updates here.
(9a – noon // FREEEEE!)>> Harvest Festival
Also planned at Old Salem this Saturday, a fun-filled day of activities involving favorite fall foods from the harvest! Celebrate the fall harvest with hands-on activities, historic demonstrations, vendors and more. During the day’s event you can watch a cheesemaking demonstration, learn about Ginger Pop (a 19th century recipe for a fermented drink like a soft drink, see the fall gardens, make and sample pumpkin cornmeal fritters, create an autumn pierced paper design, assist with the apple cider mill & press, and watch historic trades demonstrations.
(9:30a – 4p // details)
>> Craft Beer Tasting at The Single Brother’s Workshop
Beer lovers you don’t want to miss the Harvest Day Craft Beer Tasting featuring 3-4 North Carolina craft beers paired with locally made charcuterie (such as chorizo, soppressata, salami & prosciutto) and fresh-ground locally hand crafted mustards.
(sessions at 1p & 3p // $25 / details)
@ Fourth & Trade – Downtown Arts District
>> Pride Winston-Salem Parade & Festival
The mission of Pride Winston-Salem is to celebrate our culture, honor diversity, inspire engagement, promote inclusion, provide community outreach, and educate friends, allies, and supporters of equal rights for all. On Saturday, this mission comes to life as one great big celebration attended by thousands downtown. The Festival kicks off at 10a in the Downtown Arts District on Trade Street, and the Parade starts at 11am on 4th Street. Over a hundred vendors representing local faith groups, non-profits, locally-owned LGBTQ businesses selling their services and all things Pride. Get the full scoop here!
(10a – 5p // FREEEE!)
Apple cannon. Cow train. Hay rides. Farm critters. Need I say more? Head over to the rolling 200-acre farm nestled near downtown Winston-Salem for a free day of family fun. You’ll also find kids’ activities, good food, live music and games. While there pop over to pick out a prize pumpkin (and other fall treats), at The Farm’s annual pumpkin patch. Your purchases directly support The Children’s Home which provides children a unique environment that is serenely therapeutic, educational, inspirational and, most importantly, alive with potential. Through meaningful participation and one-on-one relationships with counselors and therapists, children facing severe disruptions to their lives begin to heal in mind, body and spirit.
(11a – 5p // FREEEE!)Did you know? You can swing by The Farm at the Children’s Home Monday – Saturday from 9a – noon to purchase Children’s Home-grown produce, locally-sourced jams, jellies, honey, & more. Proceeds directly support the mission and operation of the 90+ year old, The Children’s Home.
@ Foothills Brewing Co.’s Tasting Room
>> Anniversary Flow with Rock Water Yoga & Yoga(mmunity)
One year ago my girl Deanna Dzybon kicked off what has become for many a Saturday morning ritual. A ritual that begins with an hour of all-levels yoga and is capped off with a pint of locally-brewed Foothills Brewing beer. All for a modest five bucks. Join Deanna this Saturday to celebrate the event’s one year anniversary and after class, cheers to 52 weeks of community building, spirit soothing, friendship making, and good beer drinking times.
(11a // $5)
@ Reynolda House Museum of American Art
>> Forsyth County Library presents Tripp Evans
Grant Wood’s biographer R. Tripp Evans has identified Reynolda House’s “Spring Turning” as “arguably the most erotically charged landscape Wood ever painted.” Evans places the work in a painting tradition that associates the pastoral scenes of springtime with the youthful male body. In this lecture, Evans will reveal aspects of Wood’s highly guarded life, camouflaged by a folksy persona, a protective family, and farmer’s overalls. A light reception will follow outdoors. Evans is the Mary L. Heuser Chair in the Arts at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. His biography, Grant Wood: A Life, won the 2010 National Award for Arts Writing. This event is part of the On the Same Page series, hosted by the Forsyth County Public Library, Winston-Salem.
(2p – 3p // FREEEE!)
Make an afternoon of it. While there, be sure to see Grant Wood’s work in real life. Find exhibit details here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th
@ Varies / Triad Eco Adventures
>> Murders, Mystery & Mayhem segway tour
All towns have had their fair share of scares over the years, but Winston-Salem has had some unusual ones more than most. Get in the Halloween spirit with our friends at Triad EcoAdventures this Sunday for this special segway tour highlighting some of the most intriguing stories like The Missing Saddlebags, The “Little Red” Shoeman, Arsenic Poisoning, The Burnt Piano Woman and The Sled Car Crash. Come in costume to hear stories of local spooks, specters and mischief makers on our “Mystery & Mayhem” SEGWAY tour! Your group can glide through Winston Salem with orange capes flying. Capes and photos provided free of charge! Find full details here.
(Sunday – 12:30p // puchase tickets / find full tour calendar here)