My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 8-11, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of November 8-11, 2012

Fiddler on the Roof Twin City Stage

Top Theatre Pick:
Fiddler on the Roof

  • Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10, 2012 at 8PM
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $22, seniors $20, students & children $18

This Broadway legend about a poor dairyman who tries to teach his daughters the value of tradition in a quickly changing world, transcends time and cultures and has continued to thrill audiences around the world. The musical is full of honesty, warmth and humor.

Old Salem Holiday Open House moravian stars paper ornaments

Top Holiday Pick:
Holiday Open House at Old Salem

  • Saturday, November 10, 2012 
  • 10AM-4PM
  • Old Salem Visitors Center & Retail Shops
  • 900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem
  • FREE
Enjoy live Christmas music and samplings of local food products while holiday shopping at Old Salem. Activities include book signings and an artist painting Old Salem scenes, as well as demonstrations on how beeswax candles, paper stars, baskets, tapestries and puppets are made; storytelling by Mrs. Claus at noon and others throughout the day. St. Nick will visit at 12:30PM. 
SECCA Community Day india

Top Cultural Pick:
Community Day at SECCA

  • Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • 12-4PM
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
  • 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem
  • FREE

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights in India, and the exhibition of work it inspired by Indian artist Vibha Galhotrra. Activities include learning traditional Indian dances, sampling exotic food and creating lanterns.

Make a Wish Foundation Walk for Wishes Tanglewood Park

Top Charity Pick:
Walk for Wishes

  • Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • 5PM Check-in; 7PM Walk
  • Tanglewood Park
  • 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons
  • Registration: Adults $20; Kids $10

Walk through the spectacular light display at Tanglewood Park for a great cause, the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Create your own team or join Forsyth Family Magazine team as they celebrate their fifth birthday by walking as a team. All who register for the Forsyth Family Magazine team are entered into a drawing for a Family 4-pack of Nutcracker tickets and a $100 gift card for a local restaurant. Winner will be chosen after the walk.

Forsyth Astronomical Society stargazing Pilot Mountain

Top Outdoor Pick:
Astronomy Observation

  • Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • 6-8PM
  • Pilot Mountain State Park
  • FREE

Enjoy an afternoon picnic and hike at beautiful Pilot Mountain State Park and then join the Forsyth Astronomical Society in the summit parking lot for stargazing. Telescopes will be provided. If weather looks questionable, call SciWorks after 5:30PM that day for a status update (336)767-6730. Rain date is November 17th.

symphony peter and the wolf

Top Music Pick:
Winston-Salem Symphony
Peter & the Wolf 

  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 
  • 3-5PM
  • R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
  • 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $14; kids $5
This concert is part of the Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concerts for Kids "Greatest Tales of All Times" series. Conducted by Matthew Troy, the orchestra will be joined by UNCSA's Open Dream Ensemble, acting as characters in the pieces as the orchestra performs. Lobby activites begin at 2PM.
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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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