February 12, 2024

🐶 Woof! Forsyth Humane Society's Paw Crawl

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February 12, 2024

Paw Crawl

Join the Forsyth Humane Society for a recurring pet-friendly pub crawl across Winston-Salem!

Dog at Fiddlin' Fish

Photo courtesy of DesiLu Pet Portraits

  • Why: Meet and socialize with animal-loving folks while discovering and supporting pet-friendly bars and restaurants.

  • When: From 5-7 PM on the third Thursday of each month February - July. The first Paw Crawl takes place this Thursday, February 15 at Buie’s Market.
    ~ March 21, Incendiary Brewing
    ~ April 18, Fiddlin’ Fish
    ~ May 16, Jugg Heads
    ~ June 20, Brouwerij Dubois
    ~ July 18, Wise Man Brewing

  • Who: The Forsyth Humane Society of North Carolina is a local animal shelter providing essential support to pet owners. Want to get involved? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities!

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Tuesday, February 13

  • Revivify Peel Class - Take a class at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery and learn about Revivify, a clinically proven at-home peel system. 11:30 AM - 1 PM*

  • Galentine’s Night Out - Join Dog-eared Coffee Company for special treats and shop a pop-up, featuring small women-owned businesses. 6-8 PM

  • Candidate Forum - Listen to the candidates in the upcoming city council primary election at Forsyth County Central Library. 5:30 PM

  • Screening - a/peture hosts a screening of Breaking the News, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s co-director, Chelsea Hernandez. 7 PM

  • Girl’s Night - Bring your girlfriends to Robert Hall for dancing, light bites, and prizes. 5-7 PM

Wednesday, February 14

  • Couples Cake Clash - Take on other couples in a cake decorating competition at The Canvas Cake Studio. 6:30 PM

  • Dinner at Truist - Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day meal at Truist Stadium’s Flow Club. Seatings available at 6, 7, and 8 PM.

  • Murder Mystery - Experience this interactive show that combines romance and mystery at Joymongers Barrel Hall. 7-9 PM

  • Womenpreneur Wednesday - Join HUSTLE Winston-Salem at Bailey Power Plant (2nd floor) for a pop-up coworking day and free group coaching session. 9 AM - 3 PM

  • Valentine’s Bash - Celebrate at Tucker's Tap Yard with a dog kisses booth, music bingo, and more. 5 PM

Thursday, February 15

  • Idea Expo - Do you have an idea with potential? Attend this event at Flywheel Coworking to present your projects/ideas and receive friendly feedback. 4:30-6 PM*

  • Black Sacred Music Symposium - Attend this free conference highlighting the study and performance of Black sacred music traditions at Gerald Freedman Theatre. The symposium runs through February 18.

  • Paw Crawl - Join Forsyth Humane Society at Buie’s Market for the first of its monthly pet-friendly bar crawls. 5-7 PM

Other News

  • Black History: Winston-Salem’s Police, Fire, and Recreation & Parks departments will hold their annual Black History Month program virtually on February 18 at 1 PM. The police and fire departments will honor select retirees, and the recreation & parks department will present entries in its Black History Month exhibits and activities.

  • Ranking: Winston-Salem is ranked No. 86 on the Milken Institute’s 2024 Best-Performing Cities Index. The index evaluates the economic performance of US metropolitan areas based on multiple factors like job and wage growth.

  • Nomination: Lesser-Known Beer Co. has been nominated for the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice awards for “Favorite New Brewery.” You can vote daily until February 26; winners will be announced March 8.

  • Mulch: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities’ annual leaf mulch giveaway will open on March 29. The mulch will only be available to Forsyth County residents in cars and pickup trucks on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Theatre: The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem announced its 90th season of shows, which includes Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma!, and A Christmas Carol.

  • Opening Soon: A state-of-the-art barbershop will open in West Edge shopping center this spring at 5583 Robin Lark Circle. At La Barberia Barbershop & Social Club, customers can play some pool, fuzzball, and video games and enjoy a warm cup of coffee and tea! All amenities will be free for customers.

  • University: Hayleigh Bryant, a freshman at WSSU, was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Track Athlete of the Year.

Local Legend

Anna Simeonides, the founder of To Your Health Bakery, is going to be on Food Network!

To Your Health Bakery

Photo courtesy of To Your Health Bakery

Background: From an early age, Anna learned to cook using allergen-free ingredients because of her brother’s various food allergies. This inspired her to open To Your Health Bakery, which serves allergen-free, vegan, keto, and paleo sweet treats.

Past Features: This isn’t the first time Anna has competed. In 2019, she was featured on Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Cookie Matchup”, and in 2023, she won Christmas Inc. Magazine’s Ultimate Baker contest.

Support: You can cheer on Anna as she competes against 11 other pastry chefs on Food Network’s “Spring Baking Championship,” which airs on March 4.

Upcoming Events

  • DiamondGlow Facial - Unwind at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery on February 21 with a DiamondGlow facial, Chocolate and Marshmallow beauty mask, and gift.

  • Leadership - Wake Forest University presents “Leading People Who Are Different From You” on February 22. The program is designed to help leaders wishing to enhance their ability to build and lead effective teams.

  • Techstars Startup Weekend - Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup at Flywheel Coworking and Winston Starts on February 23-25.

The Wrap


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