Weekend Roundup For August 8-11, 2013

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Top Gardening Pick:
Heirloom Tomatoes Workshop
  • Thursday, August 8
  • 5-7PM
  • Single Brothers Workshop
  • 10 W. Academy St, Old Salem
  • FREE (but be sure to call & register)
  • more info
Over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes are grown in the Wachovia Garden, supporting the Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church. In this workshop, tour the garden, taste many varieties and learn to grow your own. Fresh tomatoes will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Sunnyside Ministry. To register, call 336-721-7357.
Top Family Pick:
Bethabara Band Concert
  • Thursday, August 8
  • 6-8:30PM
  • Historic Bethabara Park
  • 2147 Bethabara Rd
  • FREE
  • more info

Bring a blanket and picnic to Historic Bethabara Park for live music from all eras by the Bethabara Community Band. There will be old-fashioned children’s games, hay rides, and 25-cent ice cream cones.

Top Music Pick:
Camel City Cookout with
Camel City Jazz orchestra
  • Thursday, August 8
  • 6:30PM
  • Millenium Center
  • 101 W. 5th St
  • Tickets: adults $25; students & 12 or younger $12
  • more info

Enjoy the smooth jazz of Winston-Salem’s big band, Camel City Jazz Orchestra. Ticket price includes burgers, hot dogs and other fare. Cash bar.

Top Kid Pick:
Family Night at SciWorks
  • Friday, August 9
  • 4-8PM
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd
  • Admission: $3 per person; kids 4 & under FREE
  • www.sciworks.org
Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening at the SciWorks museum, planetarium and outdoor parks.
Top Outdoor Music Pick:
Downtown Jazz
with Melvin Miller & Toni Redd
  • Friday, August 9
  • 6-9PM
  • Corpening Plaza
  • Corner of First & Liberty
  • FREE
  • more info
Bring a chair and enjoy the smooth jazz trumpet of Melvin Miller and jazz songstress Toni Redd. Food and drink vendors will be on hand.
Top Fresh Pick:
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market
  • Saturday, August 10
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Old Salem
  • more info
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you’ll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music.
Top Charity Art Pick:
Community Day at SECCA
  • Saturday, August 10
  • Noon-4PM
  • SECCA
  • 750 Marguerite Dr
  • FREE
  • www.secca.org

Second Saturday Community Day at SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Bring the family for three hands-on art projects, including painting on mylar! Event is rain or shine.

Top Block Party Pick:
Second Sundays on Fourth
  • Sunday, August 11
  • 3PM
  • 300 block of Fourth St
  • FREE
  • more info
Bring the family downtown Sunday for fun in the street! Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush will be playing at a/perture for only $5, then at 3PM enjoy live music by Judy Barnes and Cakes ov Light. Kids activities in the street!

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