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This one’s for the weekend warriors
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All the events this weekend might feel like a marathon. | Photo by Junction 311 Endurance Sports
There’s no shortage of things to do in the Twin City, especially this weekend. We’ve compiled 10 events so you can make plans. Pro tip: Send this article to your friends and family so they know what’s going on too.

Saturday, April 20

Craft Half Marathon | Foothills Brewpub, 638 W. 4th St. | 8:30 a.m. | $20-$35 | The entire block of 4th Street, from Poplar to Spring streets, will be closed for races. The half-marathon and 5K are full, but you can still sign up for the crazy kids dash or one-mile fun run — or, just come out to the community block party that will feature live music and selections from local craft breweries.

Piedmont Earth Day Fair | Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 569 Fairgrounds Blvd. | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free | There will be over 100 exhibitors, live music, and food trucks for the whole family to enjoy at the largest Earth Day fair in NC.

Child on bike looking at demonstrator at a board with lightbulbs while another child in a blue shirt looks on. The group is outside and a tent is behind them.

Riding your bike to the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is encouraged.

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Photo by Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Hayes Jewelers 200 | Bowman Gray Stadium, 1250 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. | 8 p.m. | $2-$12 | Come see why they call it the Madhouse. The 2024 racing season kicks off with a 200-lap modified race, a 40-lap sportsman race, and stock races. Tickets will also be on sale at the gate.

18th Annual Tour of Fine Spaces | Various locations | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | $40 | The Junior League of Winston-Salem hosts this annual event to let the public explore new construction + renovated homes around the city — whether you need inspiration or just want to appreciate fine craftsmanship.

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Don’t forget your clear bag if you plan to attend WFU’s spring game.

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Photo by WStoday

Wake Forest Football Spring Game | Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium, 475 Deacon Blvd. | 2 p.m. | Free | Come get a preview of the Demon Deacons football team and explore the expanded DEACTOWN fan zone. Fans will have the opportunity to meet student-athletes and coaches after the game down on the field.

Sunday, April 21

“Frozen Cathedral” | Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th St. | 3 p.m. | Free, RSVP | The Piedmont Wind Symphony will perform works from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and others. The event will also feature the church’s choir.
 
Asked
 
How do you like to spend your weekends?

A. You’ll find me shopping, volunteering, or catching up with friends
B. I like to eat and drink my way to the work week
C. I prefer to relax at home
D. I spend my days off doing outdoor activities
 
 
Events
 
Friday, April 19
  • NC Oyster 365 Pop-Up | Friday, April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelo Brothers Ave., Winston-Salem | $2 (cost of membership) | Try a variety of oysters made in NC — prepared, steamed, or raw.
Saturday, April 20
  • FUSE Makers Market | Saturday, April 20 | 11 a.m. | SECCA (NC Museum of Art, Winston-Salem), 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Shop from 42 artists, local food trucks, and learn about organizations such as UNCSA Film School and Art SHAC.
  • “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” | Saturday, April 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Crossnore Farm, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem | Free, RSVP | Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and spend time with your family under the stars watching this PG-rated film.
Sunday, April 21
  • Wake Forest Baseball vs. Florida State | Sunday, April 21 | 1-4 p.m. | David F. Couch Ballpark, 401 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem | $17 | Watch the Deacs face the Seminoles in game three during the weekend series at home.
Monday, April 22
  • Pickleball Open Play | Monday, April 22 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Miller Park Community Center, 400 Leisure Ln., Winston-Salem | Free | Join other players on the court, learn the rules of the game, and get your pickle on.
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Festival
 
Road trip: Spoleto Festival USA is back May 22-June 9 in downtown Charleston
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This year’s Spoleto Festival has a stacked lineup, including Jason Isbell (above), Yo-Yo Ma, Old Crow Medicine Show, and more. | Photo provided by Spoleto Festival USA
Picture this: 100+ live performances over 17 days spanning dance, theatre, opera, classical music, jazz, and concerts, all taking place in atmospheric and historic venues in beautiful downtown Charleston.

A life-changing experience for every arts-lover, this year’s Spoleto Festival USA will feature world-renowned talent from Yo-Yo Ma and LA Dance Project to Old Crow Medicine Show and Jason Isbell.

Mark your calendars it’s all happening May 22-June 9.
 
News Notes
 
Real Estate
  • The Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC office has a new owner. The building at 528 Waughtown St. sold for $1.2 million to Zzirga Holdings of Winston-Salem.(Winston-Salem Journal)
Drink
  • Celebrate the release of the year’s first Big Winston Bourbon at Broad Branch Distillery (756 N. Trade St.) on Saturday, April 20. Start with a tasting at 1 p.m. and listen to singer-songwriter Bill West perform live — entry is free.
Talk
  • Register to hear scholars discuss the impact of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire at the Environmental and Epistemic Justice summit. The free event will take place at WFU Broyhill Auditorium (1834 Wake Forest Rd., Bld. 60) on Wednesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sports
  • You might hear gun starters periodically if you’re around the Wake Forest University (WFU) Reynolda campus today, April 19. The school will host a track meet at Kentner Stadium starting at 9 a.m. — the last event is set to begin at 11 p.m.
Watch
  • Did you see Dive Bar’s grand opening this week? In case you missed it, we have an insider look on what you can expect at the new arcade bar on Burke Street. Let’s just say the vibes are immaculate.
Community
  • Calling all artists. Participate in an interactive workshop on Tuesday, April 23 at various locations in Winston-Salem. Make connections with other participants + explore survey tools, including a free self-assessment survey customized to support your work.
Edu
  • Forsyth Tech is partnering with Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and other community leaders to launch Forsyth Works — a collaborative resource that grows workforce careers through job opportunities, community partnerships, educational pathways + training, and more. Check it out.*
Community
  • While its history dates back to 1887, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary of moving to Silas Creek Parkway. See what three longtime team members have to say about their early days + the changes they’ve seen along the way.*
Wellness
  • Cornbread Hemp’s CBD Sleep Gummies are available in two strengths and made with high-quality USDA organic CBD extract. Get 30% off with code CBDSLEEP30.*
 
 
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Finance
 
The minimum investment for a financial advisor
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Considering hiring a financial advisor? Here’s what you need to know beforehand. | Photo provided by SmartAsset
A financial advisor could help you best determine if you’re on track to meet your long-term financial goals. This expert could help you establish a plan that factors your assets and taxes into your overall retirement and estate-planning goals.

How much money should you have before hiring a financial advisor? Find out the level of liquid assets at which an advisor’s benefits potentially outweigh the costs.
 
The Buy
 
Biz that gives back. Check out these brands that are committed to sustainability and giving back to the environment to celebrate Earth Day.
 
 
The Wrap
 
WStoday: Kellina Wanteu Today’s edition by:
Kellina
From the editor
I went to Dram & Draught‘s spring menu release party last night. I got to try the “Left Turn at Albuquerque” which was definitely my favorite. Give that mocktail a try next time you’re heading there.
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