Events Calendar


If you have an event you would like included in our Events Calendar, please email to: with the subject line of “For Seniors Only Events.”


Friday Social Club Every Friday
2-3:30 p.m.
Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St. Free, but registration is required due to limited space. Call 336-748-0217 for more information.

Open Mic, hosted by Winston-Salem Writers First Tuesday
May 1, June 5  /  7-9 p.m.
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts conference room, 251 Spruce St. Free event that offers beginning and experienced writers an opportunity to read five minutes of their work to a friendly audience. For information, visit

Vets Coffee First Wednesday
May 2, June 6  /  9 a.m.
PDQ, 285 Harvey St. All veterans and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Don Timmons at 336-331-1309 or email

First Thursday Friends Seniors First Thursday
May 3, June 7  /  11 a.m.
Carver School Road Branch Library, 4915 Lansing Dr. Call 336-703-2910 for information.

Downtown Winston-Salem First Friday Gallery Hop First Friday
May 4, June 1  /  7-10 p.m.
Galleries and stores on Trade Street and surrounding streets will be open, as well as restaurants.

AARP Chapter Meeting Second Tuesday
May 8, June 12  /  Noon – 1 p.m.
Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Dr. For information, call
336-771-1044 or email

Second Thursday Seniors Writers Group Second Thursday
May 10, June 14  /  11 a.m.
Carver School Branch Library, 4915 Lansing Drive. All writers, whether just starting out or experienced, are invited to attend, discuss the craft of writing and share their work. Call Charlene Edwards at 336-703-2910 for information.

Clemmons Cookin’ Book Club Third Wednesday
May 16, June 20  /  12:15 p.m.
Clemmons Public Library, 3554 Clemmons Rd. Choose a recipe from the cookbook selected, bring in the finished dish on meeting day to share and discuss. Call 336-703-2921 for details.

Third Thursday Adult Coloring Club Third Thursday
May 17, June 21  /  11 a.m.
Carver School Road Branch Library, 4915 Lansing Dr. Call 336-703-2910 for information.

Triad Sisters in Crime Writers Group Third Sunday
May 20, June 17  /  1:45-4 p.m.
High Point Library, 901 N. Main St., High Point. The May topic will be: Indie and Traditional Publishing Today presented by two award-winning visiting authors. June topic will be discussion on the query letter presented by Victoria Gilbert. All writers welcome. For more information, go to

Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Winston-Salem Fourth Tuesday (except August & December)
May 22, June 28  /  9:45 a.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton St. Coffee and monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. Open to women who are new or established residents of the greater Winston-Salem area. For more information, email

Maple Springers Monthly Fellowship Luncheon Fourth Thursdays (except July & August)
May 24, June 28  /  11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Maple Springs United Methodist Church, $5 for lunch. To RSVP, contact the church office at 336-722-7563 by 5 p.m. Monday of the week of luncheon.

Gray High School Alumni Last Wednesday 
May 30, June 27  /  8:30 a.m.
K&W Cafeteria, 3300 Healy Drive. Alumni of the former Gray High School are invited to join classmates for breakfast. For more information, call Bobby Spivey at 336-399-5100.


The Disquieting Art of Ann Carter Pollard   Thru May 31
Thomas S. Kenan Gallery, UNSCA, 1533 S. Main St. This exhibit is in collaboration with New Winston Museum and exhibited works are also for sale with proceeds going toward establishing a fund for exhibit and programs at the museum. For more information,

Older Americans Month Luncheon
May 18, 12 noon
Arbor Ridge of Kernersville. Dr. Althea Taylor Jones will conduct a brief presentation on Self-Advocacy for Seniors. Arbor Ridge will provide barbecue, other guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. RSVP required by May 16. Call 336-996-6696.

Winston-Salem Greek Festival
May 18-20
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 435 Keating Drive. Greek food, dancing, market and more. For details and schedule, visit

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
May 18-20

Over 60 authors are expected to attend. Events held at various venues in downtown Greensboro. For details and schedule of events, visit


The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents “The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at Hanesbrand Theatre
June 1-3 & 7-10
Thurs, Fri and Sat performances @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees @ 2 p.m.
251 N. Spruce St., on Tickets are $27.50. For ticket information, visit or call 336-725-4001.

The UNC School of the Arts Presents Mavis Staples in Concert
June 7, 7:30 p.m.
Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., downtown Winston-Salem. Staples is a living legend of American rhythm and blues and gospel music. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling 336-721-1945.

40 Plus Stage Company Presents “Hot Flashes”
June 8-10 & 13-17
Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. (no evening show on June 9), and
June 16 & 17 at 2 p.m.
Milton Rhodes Arts Center Black Box Theatre. For ticket information, visit or call 336-747-1414.

Aging Well Series Presented by Wake Forest Baptist Health
June 12, 6 p.m.
Central Public Library auditorium. Topic will be: Understanding Dementia – Strategies for common challenges. The seminar is free but registration suggested. Call 336-713-2378 to RSVP.

Historic West Salem Garden Tour
June 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tour starts at 919 W. Academy St., Winston-Salem. Buy tickets online at Advance tickets are $10.

If you have an event you would like included in our Events Calendar, please email to: with the subject line of “For Seniors Only Events.”

Ongoing Events: Arts & Literary Classes & Activities

Walkers of Walkertown
Mon & Thurs, 9:30–10:30 am
Forsyth County Public Library, Walkertown. 336-703-2990

Walkertown Writer’s Group
2nd & 4th Mon, 7 pm
Ann Wallace is group leader. Email

Knitting Club
Tues, 6:30–7:30 pm
Forsyth County Public Library, Reynolda Manor.

Tues @ Two Book Club
First Tues, 2 pm
Lewisville Library, Free. 336-703-2940

Twin City Cribbage Club
Tues, 6–9 pm
Polo Park Recreation Ctr. 336-682-2921

Intermediate Bridge
Tues, 10 am–Noon
Shepherd’s Center, 336-758-0217.

Fellowship/Game Time
Wed, 1:30 pm
Shepherd’s Center.

Creative Needles
Wed, 10 am– Noon
Quilting, Crocheting & Knitting. Forsyth County Public Library, Walkertown.

Book Club
3rd Wed, 2 pm
The Shepherd’s Center. Free. 336-760-6303

Open Mic Night
3rd Wed, 7 pm
Milton Rhodes Center at Hanes Brand Theatre. Writers read five-minute excerpts from their prose or poetry. Free.

Veteran’s Coffee
3rd Thurs, 8:30–10:30 am
Outback Steakhouse, 505 Highland Ave. Veterans of all ages visit with old friends and meet new ones. Don Timmons 336-331-1309

Adult Coloring Club
Thurs, 11 am
Carver School Road Branch Library. Group for fun and stress relief. Free. Ages 18 and up. 336-703-2910

Friday Senior Social Club
Fri, 2–3:30 pm
Shepherd’s Ctr: Different focus each week, plus touring local attractions. Free! 336-748-0217.

Acrylic Painting Workshops
Fri, 9:30 am–Noon
Our House, South Fork Recreation Center, 4403 Country Club Rd. Craig Richards will instruct adults 18 and older. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $30 for individual classes, $125 for five classes. Space is limited. For information, call 336-659-4305.

Second Saturday Bird Walk
2nd Sat 9 am
Muddy Creek Greenway parking lot off Meadowlark Dr.

Recreation & Community Center Locations

South Fork Community Center
4403 Country Club Rd,

Sedge Garden Recreation Center
401 Robbins Rd,

Taylor Recreation Center
1471 W. Clemmonsville Rd,

Old Town Recreation Center
4550 Shattalon Dr,

Shepherd's Center
1700 Ebert St,

Shepherd's center of Kernersville Senior Center
130 E. Mountain St,

Polo Park Recreation Center
1850 Polo Rd,

Clemmons Civic Club
2870 Meadowbrook Dr,