Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 1

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Learn to make Moravian Star ornaments at Bethabara Moravian

Celebrate the season by learning how to make a traditional Moravian star ornament at one of the upcoming Saturday workshops at Bethabara Moravian Church. Materials will be provided — bringing your own pair of scissors is recommended — and attendees will take home a completed 4.5-inch Moravian star. 

The one-day workshops will be held on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, contact Frank Brown at 336-397-7586 or

Historic Bethabara Park presents Carols by Candlelight with the Piedmont Chamber Singers

Enjoy hearing traditional carols inside Historic Bethabara Park’s 1788 Gemeinhaus. Illuminated by the soft glow of candles and amplified by the room’s architectural elements, the Piedmont Chamber Singers’ performance will present an unforgettable holiday experience.

Carols by Candlelight with the Piedmont Chamber Singers will be Sunday, Dec. 4. The first concert begins at 4 p.m. and the second at 5 p.m. As seats are limited, tickets will be required and can be picked up at the Historic Bethabara Park Visitor Center the day of the event. The concerts are free and tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served, basis.

Clemmons UMC Christmas Spectacular

The youth of Clemmons UMC will be hosting their Christmas Spectacular event on Dec. 9-11 from 6-8 p.m. each night.
This event takes people through a Christmas trail decorated in Christmas lights and decorations by our youth. Golf cart rides are available for those who are unable to walk the trail.
Meet-and-greets with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff from Frozen; Santa Land where kids can write a letter to Santa and meet him; a live Nativity; a Christmas Shoppe with hand-made goodies (baked goods and crafts); an outdoor Christmas movie; and s’more station.
This is a free event for our community but donations are accepted to help support youth summer mission trips.

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Sessions

The Annual Medicare Open Enrollment period will take place through 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.

Christmas at Bethabara

Celebrate the season by taking a journey through Christmases past. On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., guests can visit the 1788 Gemeinhaus, learn about — and taste — varied Christmas treats made by Moravians in the 1800s, enjoy the sounds of the season, and watch a puppet show. 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.

Salem Band 2022 Holiday Concerts, ‘Christmas at the Movies’

Free concerts in Winston-Salem and Clemmons

• Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., New Philadelphia Moravian Church

• Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., Clemmons First Baptist Church

Join Salem Band for its annual holiday concerts, “Christmas at the Movies.” Musical selections from “Home Alone,” “Holiday Inn” and “Polar Express.” Hear your favorite traditional songs and carols from a variety of films and TV shows including “Rudolph,” “The Grinch,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and many others. The audience can enjoy multiple audience sing-along opportunities.

These concerts are free, but donations will be accepted for Sunnyside Ministry at New Philadelphia Moravian Church. Pre-concert holiday music performed by Salem Saxophone Quartet and Clemmons Ladies Vocal Ensemble.

Martha Bassett and Friends Christmas at Shallowford Presbyterian Church

Martha Bassett and Friends will present an evening of Christmas Songs at Shallowford Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Free admission. A donation of $15 is suggested. Shallowford Presbyterian is located at 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, near Exit 242 of U.S. 421, next to Kaplan’s. For more information, call 336-766-3178 or go to