Plus, free yoga in Bailey Park returns this week.
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Party like it’s your Earth Day
Child sitting on bicycle outside in grass looking at man standing at board pointing to lightbulbs. A child in a blue shirt looks on.
Get ready to get your hands dirty. | Photo courtesy of Piedmont Environmental Alliance
April is Earth Month — an observance of sustainable practices, environmental education, and conservation efforts. (Earth Day is Monday, April 22 this year.) The Twin City knows a thing or two about environmentalism — it’s home to the largest Earth Day celebration in NC.

Piedmont Environmental Alliance will host the annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 20 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (569 Fairgrounds Blvd.). Here’s what to know if you’re planning to join the 8,000+ people expected to attend the springtime tradition.

It’s happening rain or shine

April showers can’t stop this event. Exhibitors, vendors, and live performances will happen outside between the North and Northwest gates near the gazebo at the fairgrounds. If it rains, everything will move inside the Fairgrounds Event Center (formerly known as the Education Building). The fair kicks off at 10 a.m. and will go until 4 p.m.

It’s free

Getting into the fair is free and so is parking. Use Gate 7 off Shorefair Drive and park in the Midway lot.

Consider riding your bike for an environmentally conscious travel alternative. You’ll get free valet parking and a token for a free pint of beer to enjoy at the fair.

Items like sunflowers, honey, and cucumbers are in wicker baskets on top of tables. People are browsing the tables under a tent.

Bring cash or a card to buy goods from food trucks and vendors.


Photo courtesy of Piedmont Environmental Alliance

It’s family-friendly

Two Kid Zones will be set up to keep young children entertained with interactive activities like yoga.

Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade can submit artwork for a chance to win prizes. Local artists will judge creations and announce the winners during the fair at 12 p.m. Families should register by Friday, April 12 to participate.

It’s educational

Herpetology, beekeeping, native plants, electric vehicle ownership, and growing your own mushrooms are just a few topics you can learn about during the fair. More than 100 exhibitors will lead demonstrations and answer questions. You can also hear local high school and college students debate both sides of environmental issues throughout the day.
Will you attend the Piedmont Earth Day Fair this year?

A. Yes, I can’t wait
B. No, but I wish I could
C. No, I’m not interested
Tuesday, April 2
  • Wake Forest Baseball vs. UNC Greensboro | Tuesday, April 2 | 6-9 p.m. | David F. Couch Ballpark, 401 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem | $5 | The Demon Deacons will play the Spartans at home after a loss in Greensboro early in the season.
Wednesday, April 3
  • Soft Skill: Networking and Public Speaking | Wednesday, April 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Goler CDC/TechCareers, 889 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem | Free, RSVP | Hone your public speaking and networking skills in an interactive environment with like-minded professionals.
Thursday, April 4
  • Monthly Hangout | Thursday, April 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Wayfinder Homes, 707 N. Main St., Winston-Salem | Free | Bring your own beverage, enjoy conversation, and network with other local entrepreneurs.
  • Sunset Salutations | Thursday, April 4 | 6-7 p.m. | Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem | Free | Bring your yoga mat and find your inner peace at this outdoor community class.
Friday, April 5
  • Forks on Friday | Friday, April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem | Free, RSVP | Jimmy Speas, of the Winston-Salem Rose Society, will share a dozen tips and tricks for successfully growing roses in your garden.
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News Notes
  • Work to widen Reidsville Road is expected to begin next month. The highway from Winston-Salem to Walkertown will remain open to traffic as crews expand it from two to four lanes — construction could take four years. (Winston-Salem Journal)
  • Enjoy four glasses of fine wine from Sonoma, CA paired with a four-course meal during a winemaker’s dinner on Saturday, April 20. Tickets to the meal at Pink Moon Cafe (848 W. 5th St.) are $150 per person — call 336-448-0510 to secure your spot.
  • Watch a screening of the 2022 documentary “The UnRedacted” on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at a/perture cinema. The film follows men trained by al-Qaeda who are transferred from Guantanamo to a rehabilitation center in Saudi Arabia. A Q+A with director Meg Smaker will follow — tickets are $15.
  • Celebrate Greek food, music, and artisans at the 2024 Winston-Salem Greek Festival. Tickets to the event Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (435 Keating Dr.) cost $3.
  • Tour the historic Nissen house in Lewisville on Thursday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Preservation Forsyth will lead up to 45 people through the home that was built in 1876 — tickets start at $20 and reservations are required.
  • Sebastien “Seb” Girard will begin his position as senior vice president and chief people and belonging officer at Novant Health on Monday, April 29. Girard will oversee employee recruitment, development, engagement, and retention efforts for the health care system. (Triad Business Journal)
Plan Ahead
Try This
  • Baseball season is here. Bite into nine new menu items when you purchase a ticket to watch the Winston-Salem Dash take the field at Truist Stadium. French toast bacon burger, anyone?*
Level up your job search
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Will your next career move be downtown? | Photo by WStoday
If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, register to attend three Workforce Learning Sessions this month. Forsyth Works, the newly launched online workforce hub, is hosting the free events.
The Buy
Pvolve’s signature equipment bundle — the low impact, clinically-backed exercise method is a great way to work out from home, and the bundle helps you get started. It comes with a month of free classes and includes (bonus) some of Jennifer Aniston’s favorite pieces of equipment.
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It might be Spring Break for students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, but it’s not too early to start making plans for summer. Registration is now open for summer camps through Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks. You can find activities that interest your child and sign up online.
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