Weekend Roundup: November 7-10, 2013

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Fill your Veterans Day weekend with books, comedy and ice skating, and a parade to thank and honor our veterans. If you participate in any of these weekend events, or have suggestions for others, please comment to let us know all about it!

Top Family Fun Pick: Public Ice SkatingIce Skating at LJVM

  • Now through January 2014
  • Public skate times vary, see schedule on link below
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, skate rental $3
  • www.ljvm.com
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Special events include Friday Night Ice Jams with DJ. Group discounts are available. Note: There is a spectator fee of $1.

Top Musical Pick: HairsprayHairspray WFU

  • Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9 at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, November 10 at 2PM
  • MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center
  • 1834 Wake Forest Road
  • Wake Forest University
  • Tickets: $12, $10 seniors, $5 students
  • more info
Follow the story of perky chubby teen Tracy Turnblad in this energetic musical as she pursues her dream to dance on the Corny Collins Show and win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin. This show is expected to be a sellout!

Top Theatre Pick: Monty Python’s SpamalotTwin City Stage Spamalot

  • Friday & Saturday, November 8-9 at 8PM
  • Sunday, November 10 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Drive
  • Tickets: $18-$22
  • www.twincitystage.org

Inspired by the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they search for the holy grail in a most ridiculous way. The show goes on the weekends of November 14th and 21st as well.

Top Foodie Pick: Greek Church Bake SaleGreek Bake Sale

  • Saturday, November 9, 8AM-7:30PM
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
  • 435 Keating Drive
  • 100% of proceeds will benefit local charities
  • read more

Every year the Greek Orthodox Church hosts a homemade bake sale to raise money for charity and this is the weekend to enjoy! In addition to fresh made goodies, there will also be hot food to eat on site or take home, as well as frozen Spanakopitakia and Tiropitakia for you to save for the perfect occasion or craving.

Top Book Lovers Pick: Friends of Central Library Book SaleCentral Library Fall Book Sale

  • Saturday, November 9, 9AM-5PM
  • Sunday, November 10, 1-5PM
  • Central Library
  • 660 W. Fifth Street
  • www.forsyth.cc/library

This two-day sale of books, magazines, records, DVDs, CDs, and Spanish language items at great prices benefits the Central Library. All remaining items on Sunday will be half-price or $5 per bag. Donations of gently used books, CDs, etc., gladly accepted. Tax receipt will be given upon request.

Top Parade Pick: Veterans Day ParadeVeterans Day Parade

  • Saturday, November 9 at 10AM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Fourth & Liberty Streets
  • www.dwsp.org

Come downtown to celebrate our veterans and thank them for their service by attending the annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will run along Fourth and Liberty Streets. There will be a ceremony following at Legion Post 55 on Miller Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

Cobblestone Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 9, 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 Art Pick: SECCA Fall Community DaySECCA

  • Saturday, November 9, 12-4PM
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • 750 Marguerite Dr.
  • FREE
  • www.secca.org
SECCA’s Fall Community Day is inspired by their current exhibit: Graphic Design – Now in Production. Both children and adults can explore how design impacts our daily lives through hands-on art activities in typography, printmaking, stamping and technology. Join SECCA in supporting Second Harvest Food Bank by bringing a canned food donation.

Enter Our Local Holiday Gift Giveaway to Win Tomorrow!Week 1 Holiday Giveaway Camino Bakery

  • We are giving our fans a chance to win one of ten prizes from some of our favorite local Winston-Salem businesses to celebrate the holiday season and encourage you to buy local!
  • Enter at www.MyWinston-Salem.com
  • This is Week 1, and we are giving away a $20 Camino Bakery gift certificate! Enter by tomorrow at noon for your chance to win this and other local prizes! Stay tuned for the next eight weeks of giving!
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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