Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2022

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DivorceCare at Clemmons UMC

Clemmons United Methodist Church will offer a 14-week DivorceCare Series on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center Room A-210.

DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come together to help each other with the healing from the pain of separation or divorce.

This video-based support group program offers helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil that the participants are experiencing. It will also offer practical tools for decision-making.

To register for this group or for more information, go to DivorceCare\Groups\148328. All are welcome.

Little Theatre to host a ‘behind the scenes’ community open house

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will host a Community Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem.

This “behind the scenes” look at Winston-Salem’s oldest performing arts group will take visitors on a tour of the many elements that go into bringing a show to the stage. From lighting and sound to props and drops, guests will see the gorgeous set and costumes of “Guys and Dolls” up close, discover a “magic trick” or two used by the backstage crew, and learn about the many positions volunteers fill in a community theatre.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. There will be a free drawing for tickets to upcoming shows and refreshments will be provided.

For further information, call 336-725-4001 or go to

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Sessions

The Annual Medicare Open Enrollment period will take place from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

Annual enrollment assistance will be provided by volunteer and staff of the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, the Forsyth County coordinating site for the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). One-hour appointments will be offered during the period subject to the availability of counselors.

The open enrollment sessions will assist Medicare beneficiaries review their Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare drug plans assist in making the necessary changes for 2023.

Certified Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will be available to assist in the enrollment process.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Medicare beneficiaries in Forsyth County will be assisted in-person as much as possible or through telephone or other virtual means during the Annual Enrollment period. Some referrals may by made to the SHIIP state office in Raleigh.

Appointments must be made by calling the Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217 during weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carolina Vintage Mini Comic Con

The Carolina Vintage Mini Comic Con will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons. Admission is $4.

First Responders Information Event at Shiloh Lutheran Church

Shiloh Lutheran Church, 703 Lewisville-Vienna Road, Lewisville, will be having a First Responders Information Event on Saturday, October 22 from 1-3 p.m. Representatives from the local fire department, sheriff’s department and EMS will be available to answer questions and demonstrate their equipment. 

Historic Bethabara Park presents Boo! at Bethabara

Celebrate Halloween by attending Boo! At Bethabara on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy hearing spooky tales by acclaimed storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown (recommended for children under 12); watching a hauntingly fun performance by the Felt and Soul Puppet Theater; having their face painted; and taking a ghostly walk up to God’s Acre (recommended for ages 12 and older).

Pre-registration is required for the ghost walk and can be made by contacting Diana Overbey at or 336-397-7587. Registrations will be taken through Oct. 24 or until all spots have been filled. Admission is free.

Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, go to or call 336-924-8191.