January 17, 2024

🏃‍♂️ Running for a Cause

The Go-To Winston-Salem

January 17, 2024

46 Miles of HOPE

Justin Bailey plans to spend his birthday running his age in miles to raise support for a local non-profit—and you can join in, too! Keep reading to learn more.

46 Miles of HOPE

Picture courtesy of Miles of HOPE

  • What: Now in its fourth year, Miles of HOPE is an annual running event that raises money for HOPE of Winston-Salem, a local non-profit that addresses children’s health and food insecurity issues in Forsyth County. Participants have the option to run in a 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K, 10K, or join Justin in running 46 miles.

  • Why: In 2019, Justin ran 300 miles in a relay event from Bitty & Beau's in Wilmington, NC, to Moji Coffee’s grand opening event in Winston-Salem. The run resulted in $30,000 being raised for Moji Coffee, which helps employ individuals with differing abilities. The experience motivated Justin to use his passion for running to start Miles of HOPE starting in 2021.

  • Impact: In 2021 and 2022, Miles of HOPE raised $6,000 each year for HOPE of Winston-Salem. Last year, Miles of HOPE doubled its impact and raised $12,000. This year, the event is already on its way to surpassing last year’s donations!

  • Details: The event takes place at Kimberly Park on Saturday, January 20. Online registration closes on Friday, January 19.

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Friday, January 19

  • Hockey Game - Cheer on the Carolina Thunderbirds as they face off against the Mississippi Sea Wolves at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. There will be a follow-up match on Saturday.

  • Stage Performance - Theatre Alliance brings Potus to the stage. Please note the performance is rated R. Available through January 28.

  • Budgeting 101 for Moms - Learn practical tips and strategies from a financial coach at the Clemmons Library. 11 AM

  • Valentine Paint & Sip - Celebrate Valentine's Day early with a fun-filled evening of painting gnomes at Dog-eared Coffee Company. 6 PM

  • Emo Karaoke - Sing to the saddest hits of the ‘90s and ‘00s with a live band at Bar Nola. “Hey Siri, play ‘Welcome To My Life’ by Simple Plan.” 9 PM

  • Latin Dance Night - Dance the night away to Latin rhythms at Pink Moon Cafe. 9 PM - 12 AM

  • The Mountaintop - The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents a show about the final night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life. Available through Sunday.

Saturday, January 20

  • 46 Miles of HOPE - Run a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run, or go the full distance of 46 miles at Kimberly Park. All proceeds benefit HOPE of Winston-Salem. Races begin at 7 AM.

  • Winter Wonderland - Childress Vineyards hosts an open house event with live music, special offers, and a meet and greet with Elsa and Anna. 10 AM - 8 PM

  • Basketball Game - Cheer on the Demon Deacons as they play against the Louisville Cardinals at LJVM Coliseum. 12 PM

  • Calligraphy Class - Join Sip & Script at Kernersville Brewing Company to learn the basics of calligraphy. Supplies are included. 12:30 PM

  • Film Screening - Watch gOD-Talk - a film project led by the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life - at Wake Forest University. 2 PM

  • Cookie Decorating - Make your own icing and decorate winter-themed cookies at The Canvas Cake Studio. 3 PM

  • Wedding Open House - Explore Robert Hall’s wedding venue, which will be set up for a mock wedding with a lineup of vendors. 4-7 PM

  • Author Visit - Cameron Kent, author of The Oak Island Book Club, appears at The Bookhouse for an author talk and book signing. 6 PM

  • Stage Performance - The Red Door Drama Society presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Reynolds Place Theatre. Also available Sunday.

Sunday, January 21

  • Valentine Paint & Sip - Enjoy an afternoon of Valentine’s Day painting at Radar Brewing Company. 1 PM

  • Art Workshop - Learn how to paint with watercolor and embellish your piece with pressed flowers and botanicals at My Garden Blooms. 2 PM

  • Cocktail Class - Join Easytalk at the bar and learn how to create low ABV cocktails. 4 PM

  • Beer Dinner - Lesser-Known Beer Company hosts a dinner inspired by the different flavors and styles of European beers. 6-9 PM

  • Tour Pour Du Jour - Graylyn offers a unique historical tour of their Manor House with Butlers sharing stories, highlighting architectural gems, and ending the experience with a wine and appetizer reception in the library. More dates available. 4-6 PM

Monday, January 22

  • Paint Night - Head to The Wrong Number for a night of artist-guided painting. Participants can choose from over 100 painting options. 6 PM

  • Cooking Class - Learn how to cook chicken thighs at Southern Home & Kitchen. 6 PM

Other News

  • Youth Sports: Registration is now open for spring sports at the YMCA! Its sports program includes weeknight practices and Saturday games with leagues for kids ages 3 to 15 years old. Choose from a variety of sports like soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, t-ball, and baseball.

  • Menu Changes: Alma Mexicana just launched a new menu featuring many of the original Alma menu items and new daily specials, including $15 margarita flights on Fridays.

  • Coming Soon: Bellissima’s will close its current location in two weeks before moving to its brand new location on February 10th! Bella + James, a children’s boutique store, will be moving into Bellissima’s old location at 839 Reynolda Rd NW.

  • Vendor Call: Apply to be a vendor at West Salem Public House’s Anniversary Maker's Market on March 9.

  • Temporary Closure: The Powder Room Café will temporarily shut down on January 20. It will re-open in the spring with a new owner, brand, and appearance.

  • Art Exhibition: The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will host the HHNA Art Anthology exhibition, a celebration of the rich history and contributions of the Happy Hill community. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts January 19 – February 18.

  • Re-Opening: Mr. Barbecue recently re-opened its dining room, which closed in late 2023 due to a car crashing into the building.

  • History: A portion of the Peter Fetter house in Old Salem was designated as a historic landmark on January 8. Due to changes to the interior, only the exterior and the site are part of the designation.

Upcoming Events

  • Free Coworking - Enjoy a day of coworking, lunch, productivity, and networking with Flywheel Coworking's Community Day on January 24. Register today!

  • Expand Your Talent Pipeline - Join Greater Winston Salem, Inc. for a comprehensive discussion about refugee hiring and how to create a successful experience for job candidates and employers on January 25.

  • Spark - Discover the power of “intrapreneurship” through engaging talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities hosted by Intrapreneurs Forum on January 31.

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