Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 27

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2022

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.

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.

Concord UMC Fall Festival on Oct. 29

Concord United Methodist Church is hosting a Fall Festival from 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the pavilion for food, music and fun.

Chicken stew, hot dogs and sweet desserts will be available, games and Trunk or Treat will be provided for the kids, and the band None of the Above will perform bluegrass music.

Concord UMC is located at 8955 Concord Church Road in Lewisville.

Historic Bethabara Park presents Boo! at Bethabara

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

Trunk ‘N’ Treat at Harmony Grove UMC

Harmony Grove United Methodist Church will be having a Trunk ‘N’ Treat Halloween event on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. In addition to candy treats, the church will also have free hot dogs and chips and fun games to play. Wear your best costumes for a “Spook-tacular” time at 5041 Styers Ferry Road in Lewisville behind J. Butlers restaurant.  

For more information, contact the church office at 336-712-0057 or email

Clemmons Rotary TOAST event set for Nov. 6

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Clemmons Rotary is ready to kick off the season with its 5th annual Totally Outstanding Awesome Stroll Through Tanglewood (TOAST). On Sunday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m., you’ll be among the first to see the Tanglewood (Festival of Lights from a whole new perspective, the week before it opens to the public. Grab your family and friends for a mile-long walk through the lights, keeping warm with food, drinks and coffee from local food truck vendors, plus some free s’mores around the campfire.