January 8, 2024

💃 Learn a New Language

The Go-To Winston-Salem

January 8, 2024

Language and Culture

Is learning about different cultures or picking up a new language part of your New Year's resolutions? The Vecino Center for Language and Culture is the perfect place to start your international learning journey!

The Vecino Center

Photo courtesy of The Vecino Center

  • What: The Vecino Center hosts classes and events centered on languages and cultural traditions from around the world. Past events have included dance classes, food tastings, conversation hours, and language classes.

  • Backstory: Founder Alexa is a local ESL teacher who has learned about different cultures and languages from her international students; the Vecino Center is her way of bringing that same experience to Winston-Salem.

  • Get Involved: The Vecino Center has various upcoming events and classes, including beginner and intermediate Spanish classes, French conversation hour, and Mexican cooking classes.

  • Where: Each event is hosted at a different local business.

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Tuesday, January 9

  • Pitch-Space LIVE - Listen to pitches from technology startups with feedback from a panel of investors at Flywheel Coworking. 5 PM*

  • Trail Walk - Explore the Black Walnut Bottoms trail while learning about winter plants from the trail guide. 10 AM

  • Fit4Baby Class - Attend a free class at Taylor Physical Therapy and Wellness to learn what you can expect during the Forsyth County Fit4Baby Spring Program. 5:30 PM

  • Pickleball League - Foothill Brewing Tasting Room brings back its weekly league for 2024. No experience or equipment is necessary, and the court will be heated. 5:30-8:30 PM

  • Dance Lessons - Latin Dance Tuesdays return to East of Texas with weekly bachata or kizomba lessons. 6 PM

  • Book Launch - Join Bookmarks to celebrate author Kristen Dwyer’s new young adult novel, The Atlas of Us. 6:30 PM

Wednesday, January 10

  • Womenpreneur Wednesday - Head to Bailey Power Plant for pop-up coworking and the chance to network with fellow women. 9 AM - 3 PM

Thursday, January 11

  • New Exhibition - Delta Arts Center hosts the opening reception for its "Invitational 2024 @ DAC" juried exhibition. 6-8 PM

  • DIY Workshop - Create wind chimes from beach glass at Radar Brewing Company. 6 PM

  • Trivia Night - Are you a fan of The Office? Test your knowledge at Kernersville Brewing Company’s trivia night. 7 PM

  • Game Night - Vecino Center hosts an English/Spanish language exchange at Pink Moon Cafe. All skill levels are welcome. 7:30 PM

  • Hockey Game - Cheer on the Carolina Thunderbirds as they face off against the Blue Ridge Bobcats at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. 7:35 PM

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

⛸ Looking for a fun winter activity that won't break the bank? Go ice skating at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds! If you don’t know how to skate, that’s not a problem—the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds offers ice skating lessons on Mondays at 4:15 PM.*

Other News

  • New Location: Fancy Groceries, a fine clothing and goods store, will close its current location within Ardmore Barbershop as it prepares to move into its new home at 562 N Trade Street.

  • Government: The City of Winston-Salem is spending $40,000 to operate a white-flag shelter run by City with Dwellings. At the shelter, up to 40 people experiencing homelessness can be protected from freezing temperatures.

  • Save the Date: Mixed Doubles, a series of tandem lectures on unrelated topics, returns to Forsyth County Central Library after nearly four years! The new season kicks off on January 25.

  • Arts: The Arts Council announced the resignation of its President and CEO, Chase Law. Law, who joined The Arts Council in December 2020, will continue in her role until February 16.

  • New Owners: Café Arthur’s is under new ownership. The new partners also own Cagney’s Kitchen and have not announced any plans to make changes to the café’s menu or staff.

Upcoming Events

  • Ask a Recruiter - Join Greater Winston-Salem as they welcome top recruiters from the area to offer job search and career tips to local job seekers on January 18.

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

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

The Wrap

  • This Saturday is National Gluten-Free Day. Here is a roundup of some gluten-free friendly restraunts in town.

  • Team member Christy went to the sushi-making class at Joymongers tonight—keep an eye on our Instagram page to watch the highlights!


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