Community Calendar

Community Calendar
September 07
10:53 2023

The deadline is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to have all calendar items submitted for that week’s paper.


Volunteers needed

This fall would be the ideal time to begin your next adventure in volunteering. The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston Salem is seeking volunteers to serve in transportation, visitation/respite and minor home repair. We value your time and we’re offering flexibility options that can satisfy you and our participants. For more information contact Cheryl Lane, Volunteer Coordinator at or call 336-748-0217

2nd & 4th Thursdays

Caregiver support

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to offer a new Caregiver Support Group, conducted by a trained facilitator and providing a safe place for caregivers of people living with dementia to develop a support system, explore ways of coping, and learn about resources. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10 -11:30 a.m., at The Shepherd’s Center (upper level), 1700 Ebert Street. For more information and to register, or 800-272-3900.

2nd & 4th Saturdays

Cemetery Cleanup

Volunteers are needed at the Happy Hill Cemetery on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and any yard equipment you have. Ninth to 12th grade students are encouraged especially if you need service hours. LOCATION: 888 Willow St. at the intersection of Pitts and Willow Streets off Free Street. Contact Mrs. Maurice Johnson at 336-978-2866 for more information.

Each Tuesday

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga each Tuesday from 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Knollwood Baptist Church Wellness & Community Center, 330 Knollwood St.. No registration, no charge. Options make it accessible for all. For more information contact

NOW – Sept. 21

Parenting grandchildren sessions

Senior Services is offering Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA), an eight-week study group for adults 55+ living in Forsyth County who are parenting their grandchildren or other minor relatives. These classes will help participants explore new options and opportunities, learn to overcome challenges as well as celebrate the joys of kinship caregiving. The group will meet Thursdays, Aug. 3–Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive.

NOW – Sept. 30

Call for art submissions

Novant Health is seeking regional artist submissions for our internal catalog used to select art for greater Winston-Salem area facilities. Novant Health is searching for art that is calming, beautiful, uplifting and offers a sense of hope and healing for our patients, visitors, and team members. The submission period is open from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. Artists must be at least 18 years old. Acceptable subjects include subtle abstract, landscapes, botanicals with an emphasis on native species and scenes of regional landscapes, architecture and historical sites. Novant Health will consider original art mediums that translate to 2D reprints, which have been completed in the last eight years. For the full guidelines and an application, please contact Mark Hampton at

NOW  – Oct. 11

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Registration is now underway for a Powerful Tools for Caregivers class. Family members or friends caring for a frail or ill loved one will learn strategies for caring for themselves while caring for another. Classes will take place at the Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St., on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon, Sept. 6-Oct. 11. There is no charge, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of the workbook. Registration is required. To register or get information, contact Carol Ann Harris at The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, 336-748-0217, Class size is limited so early registration is suggested.  

Sept. 9

Festival for the homeless

Living Is Finally Enjoyable (L.I.F.E.) W-S, Inc., will present the 8th annual Festival for the Homeless 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Gateway Commons Park, 1580 Oak St., Winston-Salem. This is a rain-or-shine event. Admission to the event is free. Donations to support the festival and to help L.I.F.E. W-S, Inc., continue its mission may be sent to Living Is Finally Enjoyable W-S, Inc., P.O. Box 1, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Our CashApp handle is $LifeincwsHomeless. Venmo is @Life-Is-Finally-Enjoyable. For more information, call 336-529-5680 or email

Sept. 10

Calling for artists

Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County seeks to contract up to 10 artists or team of artists for a LIVE UNITED street mural celebrating the 100th anniversary of United Way of Forsyth County. The painting of the street mural will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10, 3 – 6 p.m., at the adjacent Fourth Street bridge overlooking Highway 52.

Sept. 13

Author readings

Bookmarks will host readings by four authors included in the Winston-Salem Writers 2023 edition of “Flying South,” Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth St. #110 in Winston-Salem. The event is free to attend, and no registration is required. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the authors. Light refreshments will be served.

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