On May 17, 18 and 19, the Greek community is inviting everyone to its Annual Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church (435 Keating Drive, off of Country Club Road & Silas Creek Parkway). Here’s what’s on tap for the weekend: plenty of Greek dancing, informative tours of the beautiful church, and shopping at the Agora (Market Place), where you can purchase arts, crafts and other goodies. Speaking of goodies, the most important part of the festival in my opinion, is the F-O-O-D. And lots of it! Think: Gyros, moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki and my favorite, spanakopita!
The festival hours on Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1.00. You can also call in take-out orders from the event. Telephone: 765-FOOD (3663). Additional Info: Call 765-7145 or visit http://www.wsgoc.org/greek-festival/
Join 2GNC at the Winston Salem Dash game Thursday, May 16th for P1 Pack the Park Night! We will be hanging out at the main gate beginning at 6pm.Make sure to print out the P1 ticket special coupon to receive a free WS Dash hat with any ticket purchase for May 16th! PLUS, for the first time ever, CDC feat. Biggie will perform the National Anthem! If the attendance record is broken, Biggie will have to sit in every seat in the stadium! Get game info and schedules here.
5/12 Winston-Salem Symphony
3 – 5 p.m. – The world premiere of “Hail the Coming Day”, the commissioned work by
Winston-Salem’s own Dr. Dan Locklair to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the
consolidation of the City of Winston and the Town of Salem will be performed by the
5/12 Worship Service at the May Dell
4 – 5:30 p.m. Come and worship in a multi-congregational service at the May Dell at Salem
Academy and College, 500 E. Salem Ave.
In case of inclement weather, activities will be held in Hanes Auditorium on campus.
The City of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Jaycees are proud to present the Winston-Salem Centennial Parade! This uniquely designed parade will be a moving timeline that will take spectators through the past 100 years of Winston-Salem’s history as a unified city.
The parade will be kicked off by a 15 minute flyover of WWII planes at 1:45 over the southern part of the city with the parade beginning at 2:00pm. The parade route will begin at the intersection of Main St. and Walnut St. in Old Salem, travel north on Main to 4th Street, where it will turn west for one block and then turn back south on Liberty St. to end at the Party in the Plaza at Corpening Plaza.
10 floats, each representing a decade have been custom designed and build by local organizations. Vehicles from each decade will be on display carrying Honored Citizens and members of the Junior League of Winston-Salem in fashions from each time period. Other highlights include a 1901 & 1923 Firetruck, Letters From Home ensemble, walking participants representing all 8 wards of the city, and much, much more!
Please join us for this once in a lifetime parade experience as we celebrate our great city!
time: 2pm, fly-over is at 1:45pm
route: Up South Main Street, left onto 3rd St., left onto Liberty, ending at Corpening Plaza
Even if you haven’t met Jeffrey L. Smith in person, chances are you’ve heard of him. Smith is better known as Smitty, the namesake and driving force behind Smittysnotes.com. Over the past 15 years, his “notes” have become the unofficial guide to Winston-Salem’s social scene, telling readers what to do and where to go.
1. You work in Greensboro and commute every day. Why live in Winston-Salem?
“Well, I’ve lived in Albert Hall downtown for years, long before it was the ‘cool’ thing to do. I was sucked in to the whole loft thing because I was intrigued. My mom was like, ‘Why are you doing this?’ Then four years later, she’s bringing her friends over.”
2. Where’s the first place you take out-of-town guests?
“Lately, I’ve been taking friends to the Spring House. That place is great. I love the atmosphere—an old historical house that’s been converted into a unique restaurant—and the chef there is a rock star. Hard to beat that.”
3. What’s your favorite annual event?
“Opening day at the ballpark is a blast. I think the Dash have changed the way people view baseball in this city; there’s always something going on at the games. You can listen to the music, watch the crowd … all sorts of things.”
4. What do you like most about our city?
“I’d say the people, from the homeless guys I meet on the street to the company CEOs I see out and about; I talk to all of them. This is just a very nice place with very special people.”
5. What’s the biggest misconception about Winston-Salem?
“People might say it’s an insular city, and to a certain degree, it is. But once folks feel comfortable with you, you’ll find that they’re pretty giving. Winston is a very community-oriented town.”
For 23 years, area restaurateurs have joined together to support Crisis Control Ministry in offering help for today and hope for tomorrow. This year, a record 140 restaurants have signed up for Hope du Jour on Tuesday, May 7. They will donate 10% of their proceeds from May 7 to Crisis Control Ministry.
Help us make it a record year for this eventby eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner – or maybe all three – at a participating restaurant. For a complete list of restaurants, please go to www.hopedujour.org.
“Merger: Making the Twin City” at Aperture Cinemas – 311 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem.
ALL SHOWSSOLD OUT – Documentary will be shown at the New Winston Museum on Saturday, May 11 at 12pm and 1:30pm. The New Winston Museum will host two screenings of the Free admission, first come first served. 713 S. Marshall St.
DVDs of the documentary may be purchased on the Centennial eShop.DVDs will be distributed starting May 9.
On March 18, 1913 Salem and Winston, residents were going to the polls to vote on a proposal to consolidate their towns under one city government. Just 34 years earlier, in 1879, they had soundly rejected the idea. That failed effort reflected a lingering political acrimony between the towns that dated back to the founding of Winston in 1849. A second consolidation proposal in the 1890s never got far enough to be put to a vote. But this time, boosters were confident that the citizens of the twin city would embrace this merger of identities.
We’re celebrating the first Monday in May with great Music at the Mall and we want you to be our guest! Join us Monday May 6th in the Macy’s Court at Hanes Mall for a free concert featuring MIKESCHAIR with special guest CITIZEN WAY! For more info go to www.wbfj.fm