January 31, 2024

💝 My Happy Heart Art Series

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January 31, 2024

My Happy Hearts

It’s Valentine’s Day season! This art series, from local abstract painter Beth Murray, is the perfect way to celebrate the season of love while supporting a great cause.

My Happy Hearts art series

Photo courtesy of Beth Murray

  • Background: Beth started making the ‘My Happy Hearts’ series several years ago after watching an online tutorial. She quickly fell in love with creating them: “No matter my mood, the process of making these instantly lifts me up!”

  • Impact: Proceeds from ‘My Happy Hearts’ will be donated to Crisis Control Ministries, which helps people experiencing moments of crisis. Beth has been a long-time volunteer at Crisis Control Ministries.

  • Where: You can find Beth’s art at The Bagel Station (Oakwood location) from February - March or at her online shop. If you’re interested in these pieces, buy one soon! Beth doesn’t plan to create new ones once they sell out.

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Friday, February 2

  • Black Business Summit - The Enterprise Conference and Event Center hosts a gathering for Black entrepreneurs, professionals, and business enthusiasts with keynote speakers and workshops. 8:30 AM - 4 PM

  • New Exhibition - The grand opening of “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders” will be held at Union Station. The exhibit will move to various locations during February and March. 12-4 PM

  • Hockey Matches - The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds hosts two matches in one day! Wake Forest vs. Elon at 2:30 PM and Carolina Thunderbirds vs. Danbury Hat Tricks at 7:35 PM.

  • Cooking Class - Join Vecino Center at the Yadkin Shore House for a master class on crafting delicious enchiladas. 5:30 PM

  • Performance - Camel City Playhouse presents William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello. Available through February 11.

Saturday, February 3

  • Watercolor Workshop - Paint a portrait of your house with help from a local artist at The Mulberry Table. 9 AM

  • Ice Cream - Celebrate National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Cupcake Cuties Cafe with breakfast-inspired ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes. 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Galentine’s Day - Bring your girlfriends to Childress Vineyards for a wine tasting or a three-course brunch plate. Both events also available Sunday.

  • My Voice, My Story - Bring your kids to Hanesbrand Theatre for a family event with Black and Brown artists that encourages young people to tell their stories. 10:30 AM - 2 PM

  • Watch Party - Head to Wise Man Brewing to watch the Duke vs. Carolina basketball game. The sound will be on, so you won’t miss any of the action! 6:30 PM

  • Concert - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder join the Winston-Salem Symphony at Reynolds Auditorium for an unforgettable night of music. 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 4

  • Photo of the Year - 88.5 WWFD presents an exhibition at SECCA featuring 52 of their Photo of the Week winners' work. Vote for your favorites and stay to find out which one wins Photo of the Year! 2-4 PM

  • Floral Arranging - Blossom and Bloom Floristy’s owner, Sydney, teaches you how to make a floral arrangement at Three Generations Boutique. 3 PM

  • Cocktail Class - Join Easytalk at the bar to learn about and create a Hong Kong cocktail. 4 PM

Monday, February 5

  • Charcuterie Workshop - Learn how to create the perfect cheese board with GringoNinja at Joymongers Barrel Hall. 6:30 PM

  • Book Club - Come to Bookmarks for a discussion of How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith. Open to anyone in the community! 6:30 PM

Other News

  • Travel: Do you love to travel? Check out this newsletter and learn how to travel hack your way around the world in under 5 minutes a day (witty commentary, gifs and memes included 😉)*

  • New Location: The Olive Tree Restaurant has opened a new location inside Colin Creek Golf Club in Mocksville. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Medicine: The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been selected to lead the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Consortium. The project is a $40 million initiative that will focus on improving regenerative medicine solutions for battlefield injuries.

  • Campus Dining: Village Juice & Kitchen opened a new location on WSSU’s campus! This is their 5th college campus.

  • Upcoming: Construction will begin soon on The Dutch Light. This greenhouse-inspired bar will feature floral and herb craft cocktails sourced from The Dutch Greens, a local hydroponic farm.

  • Black History: Check out these events happening near you this February to celebrate the rich heritage and significance of Black History Month.

  • Impact: Make a senior citizen’s day this Valentine’s! Banner’s Hallmark at the Thruway Shopping Center is hosting a card drive where you can buy Valentine’s Day cards for a local nursing home resident.

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📑 Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is hosting free events (registration required) in February focused on talent and workforce development at their offices (525 Vine St).

Upcoming Events

  • InspireXchange - Attend a meetup for digital designers, web developers, and marketing professionals at Flywheel Coworking on February 7.

  • Revivify Peel Class - Take a class at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery on February 13 and learn about Revivify, a clinically proven at-home peel system.

  • Idea Expo - Do you have an idea with potential? Attend this event at Flywheel Coworking on February 15 to present your projects/ideas and receive friendly feedback.

  • 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.

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