Community Calendar for week of March 9
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 9, 2023
Lewisville Historical Society to meet March 13
The Lewisville Historical Society invites the public to attend a Lewisville Historical Society membership meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center (7632 Warren Park Drive, Lewisville) to hear a presentation by local historian and award winning author Randell Jones.
He will present “Other Lives of Daniel Boone” at 6:30 p.m. This program will be commemorating National Women’s History Month and will highlight the lives of the women in Boone’s life and the ones who told his story later. Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Lewisville Historical Society and the Lewisville Branch Library. Please arrive early as space is limited. Please call 336-766-5842 for more information.
Welcome to Medicare Workshop offered
The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem is offering a virtual workshop for individuals turning 65 (as well as those who already have Medicare) to learn about the different insurance options available, including “Original Medicare,” Medicare prescription drug programs, Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans.
The session will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. through computer and telephone access.
The session is designed to explain and clarify the Medicare sign-up process and educate attendees on how to make smart choices. Trained Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will be available to answer general questions.
The session is provided at no cost. Because space is limited, reservations are required. Contact the Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217 or Info@shepherdscenter.org for more information or to reserve a seat.
Free tax preparation offered by AARP Tax Aide through April 15
AARP Tax Aide will again provide free personal income tax return preparation and e-filing for personal federal and state income tax returns at the Clemmons Library from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Wednesday through April 15.
Everyone is welcome regardless of age or income. Some complicated returns might be beyond the scope of the program, but people are seldom turned away. Clients do not need to be a member of AARP.
Here are the steps that need to be followed to schedule an appointment.
1. Obtain a tax packet from one of the library branches listed below (or go to www.wstaxaide.com and print the forms).
2. Follow the instructions in the tax packet, including scheduling an appointment (or call 336-777-6189).
3. Appointments take place on the days listed below from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at one of the following library branches:
• Monday and Tuesday at Reynolda Manor Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem
• Wednesday at Clemmons Branch, 6365 James St., Clemmons
• Thursday and Friday at Southside Branch, 3155 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
4. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible. Be present by noon at the very latest. To speed up the process, obtain the tax packet above, follow the instructions, and bring the tax packet and all tax documents to the library. Both spouses must be present if filing jointly.
5. AARP Tax Aide prefers, but does not require, that the taxpayer has an email account.
Please do not call the libraries with questions or requests for appointments.
DivorceCare at Clemmons UMC
Clemmons United Methodist Church will offer a 14-week DivorceCare Series on Wednesdays through April 12 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 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.
Free community Bible study and discussion
This non-denominational Bible study will be open weekly to new participants at two locations. The topic will be Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd. Host is Grace Management For Today, and contact is Victoria Harris at 743-444-8940.
Lewisville Public Library, 6490 Shallowford Road — Thursdays at 10 a.m. through April 6
Literacy project needs volunteers
Read Write Spell needs volunteers to serve as tutors to public-school students. The project trains and supports volunteers and provides all of the tools necessary for success. An online information session for people interested in learning more about the program will be held on Tuesday, March 14; and Tuesday, April 11, at noon on Zoom.
For more information or to register, go to www.readws.org/becomeatutor.
‘Retirement Reimagined’ workshop to be offered
Taking a new view of the transition to retirement, Next Chapter: Retirement Reimagined, is a four-session workshop being offered by the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem. The workshop is for anyone who is already retired or contemplating retirement. It focuses on the non-financial side of retirement planning such as: deciding when or if to retire; managing one’s time; deciding where to live; the right volunteer or part-time work fits; interests and hobbies; couples in retirement; and other social, emotional, health and spiritual issues.
Through presentations, worksheets and activities and group discussion, the workshop will explore meaning and purpose in one’s retirement years, assess those interests and skills available to reinvest beyond one’s chosen career, and create a personal plan from among the many options retirement presents for continued personal growth.
Each weekly session builds upon the previous ones and is a part of an integrated group experience. While unforeseen circumstances arise, individuals should be able to commit to attend all four sessions.
• When: March 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11 from 4-6 p.m. Workshop limited to 16 participants.
• Where: The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, 1700 Ebert Street, Winston-Salem
• Facilitators: Pamela Karr, career counselor and certified professional retirement coach; and Susan Hunsinger, M.D.
• Fee: A registration fee of $45 for the workshop covers the cost of resource materials and refreshments. Reservations are required by March 10. Enrollment is limited to 16 and reservations are required.
If you have questions, or wish more information on the workshop, contact the Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217 or Info@Shepherdscenter.org
Conversation & Cars
Conversation & Cars will be a free community event that offers you the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow automotive enthusiasts and gearheads from around Forsyth County, the Triad and beyond. Hosted by Speedology Lifestyle Solutions and HBi Auto. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 1, at Forsyth Country Day School, 5501 Shallowford Road in Lewisville. Rain date will be Saturday, April 15.
Plenty of parking spaces will be available to accommodate car clubs and cruiser groups.
All domestic, import, classic and vintage and exotic cars are welcome, as well as trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and motorcycles.
All years, makes and models are welcome. Complimentary coffee provided by The Coffee Mill of Lewisville. For questions or participation inquiries, call 336-655-1661.