June 17, 2024

🌳 Piedmont Land Conservancy Gifted 127 Acres

The Go-To Winston-Salem

June 17, 2024

Presented by the Winston-Salem Dash
The Winston-Salem Dash

July 4th at Truist Stadium

Celebrate Independence Day with the Winston-Salem Dash!

Winston-Salem Dash

⚾️ Wednesday, July 3 | 6-10 PM
Bolt, White & Blue Stadium Party! This family-fun event will have live music from Reed Foley, Megan Doss, and Jon Montgomery. Plus, face painting, tie dye station, 360 photo booth, free kids zone, and more! The Stadium Party will end with a fireworks show! Come enjoy this family festival for only $5.

🇺🇸 Thursday, July 4 | First Pitch at 7 PM
Cheer for the Dash as they face off against the Hickory Crawdads, presented by the City of Winston-Salem! The game will end with Winston-Salem’s largest Independence Day fireworks show.*

Preserving the Land

The Piedmont Land Conservancy was recently gifted 127 acres of historic farmland in Forsyth County that will become the Bashavia Creek Preserve.

Aerial view of the future Bashavia Creek Preserve

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Land Conservancy

  • Background: When 127 acres of land near Pfafftown went up for sale in December 2023, Drs. Peter and Ann Weigl were concerned that the land would become a new housing development. The couple decided to buy the land and gifted it to the Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) to prevent its development.

  • The Land: The property is partially farmland and has a historic farmhouse dating back to 1853. The rest of the property is wooded hillsides and includes Bashavia Creek, after which the preserve will be named.

  • Opening: The property is currently closed to the public. It is projected to open in 2025 to 2026 and will include hiking trails so that future generations can continue enjoying the land for years to come.

Casual Furniture World

🏷 Don't miss out on up to 80% off name-brand patio furniture sets and over 200 miscellaneous items starting at $10.00, including chairs, ottomans, grills, end tables, and more at Casual Furniture World.

📍2551 Landmark Drive, Winston-Salem
🗓 June 22, 8 AM - 2 PM*


Tuesday, June 18

  • Juneteenth Celebration - Join the Town of Kernersville for live music, a keynote speech from Bishop Seth Lartey, and a drone show at Harmon Park. 6 PM

  • Mom Meetup - Relax, unwind, and mingle with other moms at West Salem Public House. Come solo or with your kids! 9:30-11:30 AM

  • Free Barre - Bring your own mat to Gypsy Road Brewing Company for a low-impact, high-intensity workout. Stay after the workout for socializing and food trucks. 6 PM

  • Olympics Concert - The Salem Band plays music in theme with the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Old Salem. 7:30 PM

  • Tie Dye - Make your own tie-dye shirt with Kaleideum at Liberty Plaza! Bring clothing to dye - other supplies are provided. 1-3 PM

Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth)

  • Wine & Bites - Enjoy delicious pairings like Orange Duck Crostini and "Le Naturel" Red at River Birch Lodge. 6 PM

  • Art Exhibit - Attend the opening reception of SECCA’s new sculpture exhibition, “Tender,” by Trinidadian-American artist Allana Clarke. 6 PM

  • Block Party - Celebrate freedom with The Dwelling at their Juneteenth Block Party - connect with neighbors and enjoy great food! 5:30 PM

Thursday, June 20

  • Idea Expo - Listen to entrepreneurs present their projects/ideas and receive friendly feedback at Flywheel Coworking. 4:30 PM*

  • The Go-To Summer Social - Connect and make new friends with us at Lot 63! Tickets include a drink ticket, light bites, and a social bingo card to kickstart conversations. 7-9:30 PM

  • Champion Warehouse Sale - Find name-brand items on sale starting at $5 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Sale lasts through Sunday.

  • Paw Crawl - Join Forsyth Humane Society at Brouwerij Dubois for its monthly pet-friendly bar crawl. 5-7 PM

Friday, June 21

  • Outdoor Screening - Watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie at Bailey Park! Movie starts at dark.

  • Jazz Concert - Listen to Jeff Kishawa perform at Corpering Plaza in this first entry of the Downtown Jazz concert series. 6:30 PM

  • Pickleball - Learn how to play pickleball and stay for a community cookout at Sedge Garden Park. 6 PM

  • Art Crush - Head to the Arts District for live performances, food, art galleries, and shopping from local vendors and artists. 7-10 PM

  • DIY Workshop - Learn to make your own candles and soap from scratch at Lizzie’s All-Natural Products. 6 PM

  • Movies in the Park - The Town of Kernersville presents a screening of Elemental in Harmon Park. Movie starts at dark.


🎵 Are you a music lover? CycleBar Winston-Salem is the place to be. Ride to the rhythm of today's and yesterday's chart-toppers. Sign up for themed rides like GAGA vs. ABBA, T-Pain and Friends, and Taylor Swift vs. Sabrina Carpenter.

Enjoy your first ride for FREE using code SUMMER2024.*

Other News

  • Save the Date: The Piedmont Wind Symphony performs a free concert, “Patriotic Pops,” in the Coal Pit on June 30. Expect incredible renditions of favorites like “Stars & Stripes Forever.”

  • Government: The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners passed a $583.7 million budget last week that leaves tax rates unchanged. The new budget increases funding for local public schools by $9 million.

  • Technology: If you need help with your technology, head to Inmar Intelligence and WinstonNet’s Community Tech Night on July 16. Their experts will be at the Rupert Bell Neighborhood Center to answer your questions and show you how to use your devices.

  • Health: Have you heard of Walk with a Doc? The program teaches participants about a current health topic from a healthcare professional and is followed by a community walk at the Newell-Massey Greenway. Interested? Mark your calendar for the next walk on July 13!

  • Donate: Support non-profits in Winston-Salem! You can buy needed items from this Amazon gift list for The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem Center of Hope Family Shelter or donate gently used summer clothing to The Shalom Project’s Clothing Closet.

  • Shoutout: Thank you, Kim, for referring three friends to sign up for The Go-To Winston-Salem’s newsletter! Want a shoutout too? Refer three of your friends using your unique link at the end of the newsletter.

New Restaurants to Visit

Four new restaurants have recently opened, offering everything from deli sandwiches to hibachi and sushi. We are excited to see Winston-Salem’s food scene continue to grow!

Damn Yankees Deli

Photo via Damn Yankees Deli Facebook Page

  • Damn Yankees Deli: The deli serves classic Long Island-inspired sandwiches at 234 North Main St in Kernersville. The owner is a New York native!

  • WS Wings-N-Fins: The food truck has established a brick-and-mortar location at 4830 Old Rural Hall Rd. Its menu features chicken wings, fish, shrimp, and more.

  • Panda Buffet: An all-you-can-eat Asian buffet serving hibachi, sushi, and seafood at 333 Summit Square Ct in Winston-Salem.

  • Casa Blanca: Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine in a classy, modern space at 336 Summit Square Blvd in Winston-Salem.


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Upcoming Events

  • Warehouse Sale - Shop patio furniture at Casual Furniture World for up to 80% off on June 22!

  • Financial Class - Learn about finances at each stage of life through Piedmont Federal Bank’s monthly financial literacy class at Robinhood Road Family YMCA on June 24. Free to attend!

  • 1Love Festival - Celebrate African diasporic culture and history through music, art, entrepreneurship, and more from June 27-29. The festival takes place at multiple locations.

The Wrap

  • 🚧 In case you missed it, the Lake Winston Family YMCA is being renovated to serve its community better!

  • 🍨 Winston-Salem will experience temperatures above 90° this week - sounds like the perfect time to cool off with an ice cream sundae from Twin City Treats.


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