Community Calendar — Nov. 8
Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 8, 2018
Clemmons Branch Library
Week of Nov. 8
For more information on these and other programs, check the online calendar of events at www.forsythlibrary.org or call 336-703-2920. The Clemmons Branch Library is located at 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons.
Children’s Story times: Join in for great books, finger plays, songs and crafts. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years), Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers (ages 3-5 years).
Pumpkin Turkey Craft: Gobble Gobble! On Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. create your own pumpkin turkey. All supplies are provided. Open to children of all ages.
Book Lovers’ Club: The Clemmons Branch Library’s Book Lovers’ Club meets every first Monday of the month (unless the date falls on a holiday). Join this dynamic group for a great discussion of a selected title. Free and open to the public. The next meeting will be at a restaurant on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion of “The Hush” by John Hart. Contact the library by Nov. 21 if you plan to attend.
Clemmons Cookin’ Club: If you enjoy cooking, come join the Clemmons Cookin’ Club. Come in and choose a recipe from a pre-selected book and a copy will be made for you. Bring in the finished dish on the day of the meeting to share with other members. Expand your palate by tasting all the recipes, connect with people who enjoy cooking, and discuss the recipes. Call 703-2920 if you have questions. The program will last about one hour. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the auditorium at 3554 Clemmons Road, and will feature Moravian recipes. Visit or call the library for more information.
Miles for Meals 5K & Family Fun Festival
Get in the holiday spirit with a walk, run or stroll under the TangleWood Festival of Lights while supporting a wonderful cause at the 6th Annual Miles for Meals 5K & Family Fun Festival (Formerly Souper 5K) on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Proceeds from the race support the Hillsdale United Methodist Church Manna Meals Food Ministry, which provides food for families in need throughout Davie and Forsyth counties. The ministry began in 2008 in response to the growing problem of hunger and food insecurity in our local community. The ministry has grown significantly since its inception. Today, the ministry serves roughly 25,000 bowls of soup and delivers thousands of bags of groceries each year to families and individuals in Davie and Forsyth counties that are food insecure. The food ministry is completely coordinated and supported by volunteers. It operates five days a week in various locations and is fully funded by the proceeds from the annual 5K. The ministry is growing to meet the needs of our community and needs your help. Together, we can fight hunger one step at a time. Register to race by visiting https://jonesracingcompany.redpodium.com/milesformeals5
The event begins at 4 p.m. with free live music, bounce houses, hayrides under the lights, face painting and an array of food trucks. The 5K race will begin at 5:30 p.m., so come early and get in the holiday spirit and support this wonderful cause.
Jazz worship service
Shallowford Presbyterian Church will offer a jazz worship service of praise and thanksgiving at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Musicians for the service, which includes hymns, gospel songs, and spirituals for congregation and choir will be Matt Kendrick, Karen Kendrick, Larry Carman and Dave Reid with Diana Tuffin, vocalist. Shallowford Presbyterian is located at 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road near the Lewisville-Clemmons exit 242 of U.S. 421 North, next to Kaplan’s. Contact the church at 336-766-3178 or go to www.shallowfordpresbyterian.
Growing orchids seminar
Veteran’s Day dinner
All veterans and currently serving military personnel are invited to the 7th Annual Veterans Day Dinner hosted by Centenary United Methodist Church of Clemmons. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the church, which is located at 5280 Hampton Road. The speaker for the event will be Bob Uber, who served in combat in Afghanistan. Reservations are required and should be made by Friday, Nov. 9 by calling 336-766-5357.
Tractor Supply Co. will be closed Thanksgiving Day
Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of Thanksgiving. Tractor Supply, which operates more than 1,725 stores nationwide with more than 28,000 team members, will reopen Friday at 6 a.m.
Christmas Treasures Sale
The eleventh annual Christmas Treasures Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at Clemmons Moravian Church Fellowship Hall. All gently used items will be holiday related including ornaments, lights and many other decorations. The proceeds will be shared with Clemmons Food Pantry and Clemmons Moravian Church. Call 336 766-9739 for information or if you have items you would like to donate. Clemmons Moravian Church is located at 3535 Spangenburg Avenue, Clemmons.
Surviving the Holidays seminar at CPC
Clemmons Presbyterian Church will host GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. This event is open to all, church members, as well as anyone in the community. No prior participation in GriefShare is required. The seminar will be Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2:30 to 4:30 in the church parlor. The cost is $5 for the book, and child care is available, by pre-registration only.
The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays and their loved one’s death, and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. These people share honestly about:
• Being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays
• What to do about traditions and other coming changes
• How to handle holiday parties and invitations
• How to survive potentially awkward moments with other people
• Where to find comfort, strength and hope in a seemingly hopeless time
Those who attend will receive a survival guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. For more information, contact the church office at 336-766-4631.
CPC hosts blood drive
Dr. Gary Chapman to speak
The Stephen Ministry and Shining Light on Mental Health Ministry at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem will present Dr. Gary Chapman, the author of “The 5 Love Languages,” on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 646 West Fifth Street. Dr. Chapman will be speaking on “Understanding Apology and Forgiveness,” based on the book “When Sorry Isn’t Enough,” co-written with Jennifer Thomas. The event is free and open to the public.
Rotary Club of Clemmons presents annual TOAST on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Tanglewood Park
You and your family and friends can be among the first to walk through the Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights this season, before it is opened to the public. The walk offers an up close view of all of your favorite Christmas light displays, and is approximately 1.3 miles long. Families, singles, kids, walkers, strollers and wagons are all welcome to experience the Festival of Lights from a very relaxing and completely different perspective.
TOAST (Totally Outstanding Awesome Stroll through Tanglewood) is again sponsored by the Rotary Club of Clemmons, and all proceeds will be used to support local charities (Food Pantry, YMCA, Cancer Services, Boy Scouts, Arts for Life, Salvation Army, college scholarships, youth leadership training and many more) and local community projects.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, Tanglewood Park will open the rear gates at 5 p.m. The TOAST walking trail will be open from 5:30-9 p.m. Food and activities will be available. TOAST attendees must use the back entrance to Tanglewood Park, off Idols Road. There will be no additional park entrance fee.
Advance ticket purchase is required this year, and no tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $50 per car. This year, to help reduce waiting lines when buying tickets, you will choose a particular time to arrive. Scheduled entry times are 5:30, 7, and 8:30 p.m. Tickets for each time are limited, so be sure and get your tickets as early as possible. To purchase tickets, visit either the event website at TOASTTanglewood.com (note, do not add www) or the event Facebook page: “The Totally Outstanding Awesome Stroll through Tanglewood”
Groups wishing to attend may contact the Rotary Club of Clemmons at ClemmonsRotary@gmail.com for other accommodations.
Clemmons Moravian bazaar
Clemmons Moravian Church will be hosting its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. until noon. Thirty vendors will be selling Christmas décor, jewelry, pottery, homemade crafts, candles, wood products and much more. There will be a country store offering Moravian items, canned goods, plants, candies, jams and homemade Christmas items. A bake sale will also be held, offering homemade sugar cake, cookies, pies, cakes, and homemade breads. Moravian chicken pies are also available. During the bazaar, a dessert raffle will be held with many specialty desserts being offered. A breakfast of coffee, sugar cake and sausage biscuits will be available.
Macedonia Moravian annual bazaar
Literacy project needs volunteers
READWS (Read•Write•Spell) needs volunteers to serve as tutors to public-school students. An information session for people interested in learning more about the program will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at noon at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem. Pizza will be provided. For more information, or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-723-4391 ext 1509.
The mission of READWS is to reach, teach, and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, educators and parents to use the research-based, best practices of a multisensory structured literacy approach. The program focuses on students who are at an economic disadvantage. READWS is an outreach mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
National Bladder Health program
Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Female Pelvic Health service is sponsoring a National Bladder Health Month education program on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The free program will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Wake Forest Urology Clinic located at 140 Charlois Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Participants are invited to enjoy refreshments, tour the facility and participate in small group stations with providers to learn about bladder health related topics such as diet, use of probiotics and over-the-counter medications and supplements, stress incontinence and overactive bladder and more.
Hidden Treasures of the Past
The Lewisville Historical Society invites the public to its regular Membership Meeting on Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Lewisville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (6290 Shallowford Road, Lewisville). The program will be “Hidden Treasures of the Past,” presented by local historian and genealogist Baxter Cromer. He will discuss the many items found during his search of his parent’s home. The treasures found pertain to local history, family treasure, and go back many generations, including letters from past presidents. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Call 336-766-5842 for more information. Co-sponsored by the Lewisville Historical Society and the Lewisville Branch Library.
Trinity Elms Fall Bazaar
West Forsyth Class of 1968 reunion
The West Forsyth Class of 1968 will have its 50th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Old Clemmons Gym at 5:30 p.m. Contact John Drane at email@example.com or Becky Scott Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Nov. 1 for more info. Cost is $20 per person. For questions, call Cook at 336-766-7443.
Clemmons Presbyterian hosting afternoon Grief Share program
Clemmons Presbyterian Church is hosting a Grief Share series on Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the church parlor, from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9. Grief Share is a Biblical, Christ-centered teaching on grief topics associated with the loss of a loved one. This is a 13-week program, but each session is standalone — interested parties will benefit from each meeting even if unable to attend all of the sessions. The meeting consists of a video, discussion and a personal workbook. This is a warm, caring environment and one that you may come to see as an oasis on the long journey through your grief. Confidentiality is an utmost concern. These groups are encouraging and supportive. No registration is necessary. The workbooks are $15. Child care is available. Call the church office with any questions at 336-766-4631.
GriefShare program at Clemmons UMC
Clemmons United Methodist Church will have a series of GriefShare, a grief support group every Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Ministry Center. If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved one, you are invited to join. For more information, call Nancy at 336-971-7275 or Ann at 434-251-0343. Clemmons United Methodist Church is located at 3700 Clemmons Road.
Victory on the Frontline Church
The Clemmons Kiwanis Club meets at the Trinity Elms Health & Rehab facility at 7449 Fair Oaks Dr. in Clemmons. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. Meeting lasts one hour. Call 703- 2921 for any other information.
Clemmons Civic Club
Clemmons Civic Club, one of the areas oldest community organizations, is now open to both men and women interested in serving the Clemmons community. Meeting are held in the civic club building on Middlebrook Drive the fourth Thursday of the month beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by an informative program. Your first meal is complimentary. RSVP to Garland Layton, president at 336-462-6074.
Rotary Club of Clemmons
Clemmons Rotary Club meets from 7–8 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Village Inn Event Center, 6205 Ramada Dr, Clemmons. Contact Daniel Ballard at 336-608-9122 or email@example.com, or visit www.rotaryclubofclemmons.com for more information.
Chamber of Commerce
The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. Lunch is $10 for members and guests. Please RSVP to 336-970-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewisville American Legion Post 522
Join a community post that supports our veterans and the town of Lewisville. Responsible for the veteran’s memorial and Memorial Day event at the Shallowford Square in Lewisville. Post also assists in veteran’s funerals. Meets every first Thursday at 7:30 p.m. At the G. Galloway Reynolds Community Center directly behind Lewisville Library. For more info. call Larry at 945-9529.
Clemmons Food Pantry
The Clemmons Food Pantry, now located at 2585 Old Glory Road, Suite 109, Clemmons, is open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. People may receive services or drop off donations at these times. www.clemmonsfoodpantry.org
Cross Stitching at Shiloh Lutheran
If you enjoy needle crafting, knit, cross-stitch, crochet and non-sewing blanket projects, consider joining the Busy Hands Group, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Located at Shiloh Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 703 Lewisville-Vienna Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023. Items donated to sick, needy and shut-ins.