My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for May 18-20, 2012

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Weekend of May 18-20, 2012


Spring for Art Gala:
Fundraiser for Associated Artists

  • Friday, May 18, 6 – 9 pm
  • $125 per person for Host Patrons; $50 for regular tickets
  • 301 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem
  • Celebrate Associated Artists by enjoying entertainment, food, wine, but most importantly, great local art!

Altar Boyz: Get N'Sync with Heaven's favorite boy band


Annual Greek Festival

  • May 18, 19, 10 am – 10 pm & May 20, 11 am – 8 pm
  • Greek Orthodox Church 
  • 435 Keating Drive (off of Country Club Road & Silas Creek Parkway)
  • $1 Admission
  • For take-out food orders, call (336) 765-FOOD (3663)
  • Greek dancing, Church tours, Market Place. Gyros, spanakopita, souvlaki, moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki!

Bike to Work Celebration and
Cycling Awareness

  • Friday, May 18, 7-9 am
  • Forsyth County Dept of Health
  • 201 N. Chestnut St.
  • Cycling info, free T-shirts and snacks for cyclists. Sign up for the upcoming Triad Commute Challenge.

Kid's Bike Safety Day

  • Saturday, May 19, 10 am – 1 pm
  • The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
  • 300 South Liberty Street
  • Bike safety instruction. Free helmets for kids. Bike rodeo. All be held outside the building.

"Much Ado About Nothing"

  • Saturday, May 19, 12 noon & 4 pm
  • FREE
  • Miller Park Amphitheater
  • 400 Leisure Drive (Ardmore)
  • This is an outdoor performance of Shakespeare's comedy. (Additional performances May 26-27, and June 2-3)

Ride for Shalom 2012

  • Saturday, May 19, 9 am
  • $35 individuals; $50 families.
  • Brookstown United Methodist Church
  • The Shalom Project is a nonprofit that hosts a series of scenic bike treks (25, 45, and 60 miles) through the Forsyth County area. The proceeds help fund a free medical clinic for the needy.

Old Salem Spring Festival & Pottery Fair on the Square

  • Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tickets are required for the garden tours, but the pottery fair is FREE.
  • Old Salem
  • Get a close-up view of Old Salem gardens, see speakers and hands-on demonstrations, make your own lavender sachet, plant your own herb to take home, learn about cooking with herbs, medicinal uses of herbs and dyeing with herbs. Mosey on over to the square for the pottery fair. This is Forsyth County's only pottery show and features potters from across North Carolina.


  • Saturday, May 19, 3-6 pm
  • FREE
  • Krankies Coffee 
  • 211 East Third Street
  • A free swap meet where you can "Swap What Your Mama Gave You"  Clothing and "stuff".

Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

  • Saturday, May 19, 11 am – 6 pm
  • $20 at gate ($16 advance and active/retired Military)
  • Elkin Municipal Park
  • Elkin, NC
  • It's a short drive from Winston-Salem to attend this family-friendly event in Elkin Municipal Park and taste the many wines of the Yadkin Valley at the 11th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. Go grape stomping and check that off your bucket list and enjoy live music, food and crafters. Enter to wine a case of wine! There will be activities for the kids and "Bacchus" (the Roman god of wine).

Star Wars Day

  • Sunday, May 20, 1 – 5 pm
  • Members $8, non-members $10. Preregistration online.
  • Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
  • 390 South Liberty St.
  • May the force be with your kids as they meet Darth Vader, yield a lightsaber, create a Vader mask and a Yoda paper bag puppet.

Cycling Sunday

  • Sunday, May 20, 3-6 pm
  • FREE – Registration and parking at the Novant Gateway Family Practice at 390 West Salem Avenue.
  • Novant Gateway Family Practice
  • Part of the Bike Week celebration, the 1.8 mile Cycling Sunday route will start at the Southeast Gateway, go north on Old Salem Road to Cemetery Street then return by Salem Avenue.

"Who Does She Think She Is? Documentary, Screening & Forum

  • Sunday, May 20, 7:30 pm
  • $10 admission includes the forum following the screening.
  • a/perture Cinema
  • 311 W. Fourth Street
  • Special screening of this documentary about the challenges they face balancing work and family.

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About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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