August Events

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.”

Meetings & Events 

Myrtle Beach Trip, Nov. 10-12, sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center, Ardmore Baptist Church and Yadkin Tours, is accepting registrations. Cost: $299 for double occupancy room and includes three paid meals, two nights oceanfront lodging, tickets to the Carolina Opry Christmas Special and the South’s Grandest Show at the Alabama Theatre, as well as other activities. Mail a $100 deposit to Yadkin Tours, 235 Field Brook Dr, Clemmons 27012. Payment deadline is Oct. 10. For more info, call 336-765-8312 and ask for Beverly or Jerry Whitfield.

“Selebrasion!” An exhibition of Haitian Art from local collections will be on display at Delta Fine Arts, 2611 New Walkertown Rd, through Aug. 27. Tuesday –Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Saturday 1–3 p.m. For more info, visit

“A Legacy Reunited: The Gordon & Copey Hanes Print Collection,” featuring works by Salvator Rosa, Rembrandt van Rijn, Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso, and others, on display at The Diggs Gallery, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, through Sept. 19. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Faith in Action Volunteer Training, Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.–Noon. The Shepherd’s Center seeks volunteers to help address the problems of isolation and lack of social support through home visitation, respite care, minor home repairs and transportation for homebound older adults. Mileage reimbursement provided. To register, call Drea Parker at 336-748-0217 or email

Winston-Salem Community Band, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., band showcase at Miller Park amphitheater on Queen Street near Moore School. Free.

Illuminate Salem, Aug. 11-13, 7:30 p.m., Salem Square. Enjoy concerts on Salem Square followed by a light show that tells the story of Salem. Free; bring nonperishable food item for Sunnyside Ministries.

Community Day & 250th Anniversary, Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., in Old Salem. Enjoy a free visit to Old Salem Museums and Gardens. Home Moravian Church, the Moravian Archives and the Moravian Music Foundation will be open for extended hours. Free; bring a nonperishable food item for Sunnyside Ministries.

Second Saturday Bird Walk, Aug. 13, 8–10 a.m., hosted by the Audubon Society of Forsyth County. Great time to waterfowl at Salem Lake. Meet at the parking area on Linville Rd at the east end of the lake.

AARP Meeting, Aug. 8, 11 a.m.–Noon, Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Dr. Free.

Clemmons Cookin’ Book Club, Aug. 15, 12:30 p.m., Clemmons Public Library, 3554 Clemmons Rd. Choose a recipe from a preselected book, bring in the finished dish on meeting day to share, and discuss the recipes. Call 336-703-2920 for details.

Camel City Jazz Orchestra, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., the orchestra will be holding open rehearsals and the public is invited to listen on the grounds of SECCA. Admission is free. Drinks & food truck fare for sale.

Preventing Elder Abuse & Senior Scams Workshop, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., the Shepherd’s Center, presented by Vance Parker, attorney. Call 336-758-0217 for more info or to register.

“Puttin’ On the Ritz: The Music of Irving Berlin,” presented by the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center. Tickets are $23, $8 for students & children. Tickets, email

Maple Springers Monthly Fellowship Luncheon, Aug. 25, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Maple Springs United Methodist Church, $4 for lunch. To RSVP, contact Candice Back at 336-768-6711 by 5 p.m. Monday of the week of luncheon.

Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Winston-Salem, Aug. 30, 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 Winston-Salem. For more info, email Jean at or visit

Farmer’s Markets & Food Events

Reynolda Farmers Market, Fridays at 8:30 a.m., under the tents in Reynolda Village, 2201 Reynolda Rd. For more info, call 336-784-0339 or 336-758-5584.

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 6 a.m.–1 p.m. year round. Enter through the parking area off 27th St.

Cobblestones Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.–Noon, beside the Single Brothers garden in Old Salem. Large selection from organic farms, plus jams and jellies, breads and pastries, and more. For more info, visit

Tanglewood Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–Noon. In-season fruit and vegetables, baked goods, sustainable livestock, jams & jellies, and more. For more info, call the Village of Clemmons, 336-766-7511.

Tour de Food, second & fourth Saturdays of month, 1:45 p.m. Gourmet food tours in downtown W-S, walking through W-S history, meeting chefs, restaurant owners and sampling a dish at each stop. For info, call 336-406-6294 or visit

Cobblestones Market, Wednesdays, 3–6 p.m., Krankies parking lot off Fourth St. at Patterson Ave. Organic, plus jams, jellies, breads, pastries, & more. For more info, visit

Wine Tastings, 4–7 p.m. Fridays & Noon–6 p.m. Saturdays at Total Wine & More, 551 S. Stratford Rd. Free. For info, call 336-245-0388.

General Info

Wake Forest Baptist Health Best Health Program holds free health seminars, screenings & events. For info & to register, call 336-713-2378 or visit 

Senior Services has an online community events calendar that features events and activities of interest to seniors. Go to

The Children’s Museum offers many classes and story time events that are wonderful opportunities for grandparents & grandchildren to share time together. Grandparent’s membership is available. For a schedule of events, visit

The City of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Special Populations offers many activities for seniors, including the annual Piedmont Plus Senior Games & Silver Arts. Find more at

Ongoing Events

Arts & Literary Classes & Activities:

Walkers of Walkertown, every Monday & Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m., hosted by the Forsyth County Public Library, Walkertown Branch, 2969 Main St. Call 336-703-2990 for more info.

Walkertown Writer’s Group, second & fourth Mondays, 7 p.m. Ann Wallace is the group leader. For info, email

Knitting Club, Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m., hosted by Forsyth County Public Library, Reynolda Manor Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Dr.

Twin City Cribbage Club, Tuesdays, 6–9 p.m., Polo Park Recreation Center, 1850 Polo Rd. Call 336-682-2921 or visit

Intermediate Bridge, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-Noon, Shepherd’s Center, call 336-758-0217 for info.

Fellowship & Game Time, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Shepherd’s Center. For more info on this and other classes, go to

Creative Needles: Quilting. Crocheting & Knitting, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–Noon, hosted by the Forsyth County Public Library, Walkertown Branch, 2969 Main St, Walkertown.

Third Wednesday Book Club, 2 p.m., Free. The Shepherd’s Center. Call 336-760-6303 for more info.

Open Mic, third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Milton Rhodes Center at Hanes Brand Theatre. Writers read five-minute excerpts from their prose or poetry. Free. For more info, visit

Veteran’s Coffee, 8:30–10:30 a.m., every third Thursday locally at Outback Steakhouse, 505 Highland Ave. A place for veterans of all ages to have coffee and pastries, visit with old friends and meet new ones. For info, call Don Timmons at 336-331-1309.

Adult Coloring Club, every Thursday at 11 a.m. at Carver School Road Branch Library, 4915 Lansing Dr. Adult coloring group for fun and stress relief. Coloring pages, coloring pencils, music and light refreshments will be provided. Free. Ages 18 & up. For info, call 336-703-2910.

Friday Senior Social Club, 2–3:30 p.m. every Friday at the Shepherd’s Center, This group will have a different focus each week, including touring local attractions. Come out and meet new friends and increase your social circle. Free! For info call 336-748-0217 or visit

Acrylic Painting Workshops, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. –Noon, Our House, South Fork Recreation Center. Craig Richards will instruct adults 18 & older. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $30 for individual classes, $125 for five classes. Space is limited. Call 336-659-4305.

Dances, Dance & Fitness Classes, & Sports

Strength Training, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:15 am, South Fork Comm. Center. $18/month. Call for start dates 336-659-4305.

Low-Impact Aerobics, Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30–11:30 a.m., South Fork Comm. Center.
$35/month. Call 336-549-4305 for start dates.

Table Tennis, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 a.m. & Wed at 2 p.m., Miller Park Rec. Center.


  • Mon, Wed, Fri, Noon, Polo Park Rec. Center.
  • Tues & Thurs, 9:30 a.m. & Mon, Tues, Wed,
    6 pm, Georgia Taylor Rec. Center.

Bocce, Mon & Fri, 9:30 a.m., Miller Park Bocce Complex.

Cornhole, Wed, 10 a.m., Hanes Hosiery Rec. Center.

Aerobic Dance Mix, Tues & Thurs, 6:30 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. $35/4 week session. Call for start dates 336-659-4305.

Aerobic Dance, Tues & Thurs, 6 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. Seniors: $40.25/6 weeks. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.

Chair Yoga, Fri, 10 a.m., Little Creek Rec. Center

Line Dance-Country Western (beginners), Mon, 7–8 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. $20/4-week session. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.

Line Dance

  • Fri, 10 a.m., Old Town Rec. Center. $20/4-week session. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.
  • Beginners, Tues, 6–7 p.m., Old Town Rec. Center. $20/4-week session. 336-659-4305 for start dates.
  • Mon, 12:30 p.m., Shepherd’s Center. $5 per lesson, Call Brenda Holcomb at 336-816-5544.

Western Square Dance Club, Tues, 7–9 p.m., Taylor Rec. Center. Sponsored by the Salem Squares. Call 336-969-9842.


  • Fri, 11 a.m., Old Town Rec. Center. $20/4-week session. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.
  • Beginners, Tues, 7:30–8:30 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. $20/4-week sessions. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.
  • Advanced beginners, Tues, 8:30–9:30 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. $20/4-week session. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.

Fiddle & Bow Contra Dance Society
Tues, 7:30 p.m. (dance lesson), 8–10:30 p.m., dance, Clemmons Civic Club. $8. For more info, visit

Shag Lessons

  • Beginners, Tues, 6 p.m., Sedge Garden Rec. Center. $30/person for four one-hour classes. 336-209-6079.
  • Thurs, 7–9 p.m., Kernersville Library, 130 E. Mountain St., Kernersville. Beginner’s class at 7 p.m., intermediate class at 8 p.m. $30/person for four one-hour lessons. Call 336-209-6079.
  • Mon, 6–7 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. $20/4-week session. Call 336-659-4305 for start dates.

Winston-Salem Shag Club, Fri, 8 p.m.–Midnight, Legends Sports Bar at Quality Inn & Suites, 2008 S. Hawthorne Rd. $5, $3 for members. 336-407-9725.

Swing Dance, second Sat of each month, 7:30 p.m. (introductory lesson); 8:30 p.m. dance, Vintage Theatre, 7 Vintage Ave. $10; $8 for members.

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

  • Tues, 8 p.m., Sedge Garden Rec. Center. Kernersville. $30/person for four one-hour classes. 336-209-6079.
  • Beginners, Wed, 7:30–8:30 p.m.; South Fork Comm. Center. $20 for four weeks. Call 336-659-4305.
  • Non-beginners, Wed, 8:30 p.m., Thurs, 7:30 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. Call for start dates 336-659-4305.
  • Beginners, Thurs, 8:30–9:30 p.m., South Fork Comm. Center. $20 for four weeks. 336-659-4305.

Ballroom Dancing, Thurs, 2–4 p.m., Georgia Taylor Ballroom Dance Club, 1471 W. Clemmonsville Rd. Free for first three dances. Call 336-650-7695 or 336-712-4165.

Recreation & Community Center Locations 

South Fork Community Center
4403 Country Club Rd, W-S

Sedge Garden Recreation Center
401 Robbins Rd, Kernersville

Taylor Recreation Center
1471 W. Clemmonsville Rd, W-S

Old Town Recreation Center
4550 Shattalon Dr, W-S

Shepherd’s Center
1700 Ebert St, W-S

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

Polo Park Recreation Center
1850 Polo Rd, W-S

Clemmons Civic Club
2870 Meadowbrook Dr, Clemmons


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