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Community Events and Charitable Organizations Activities in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

If your church, school or other non-profit organization is planning a special event, fund raiser, etc. send info to winstonsalemgoodguys@gmail.com and we will post them on our website. Deejays will also announce your events on WTOB 980AM, new home for the Good Guys.  Be sure to stream us 24/7 at wtob980.com!!

LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES
Short 6-week personal enrichment daytime courses in history, music, literature, and more. Annual membership required ($70 per person, waived for WFU alums and WFU retirees); classes are $125 each, $100 per class if you take more than one class in a term. Member benefits include special events, WFU library access discount, and parking for classes. The Graduate School at Brookstown
200 Brookstown Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-758-5232

SHEPHERD’S CENTER CLASSES
The Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem offers a number of classes at different locations on different days for a minimum donation of $2. Experience Beginning Yoga, Tai Chi for Well-Being, Tai-Chi for Arthritis, Restorative Chair Yoga, and Chair-Chi (Tai-Chi in a chair)! For information call 336-748-0217 or visit www.shepherdscenter.org.

SENIOR SERVICES – DAVIE COUNTY DAILY MEAL
Senior Services offers a daily meal and program for senior citizens of Davie County. 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Monday through Friday at the Farmington Community Center 1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville. For information call 336-998-2912.

Tuesdays at 8 pm join Epiphany Old Time and Golden Oldies Music at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5220 Silas Creek Parkway.  Listen, dance and enjoy music from the 1940’s-70’s performed by local musicians.  No cover charge.  New musicians welcome.  For info e-mail bruce.lande@gmail.com

Play Bingo every Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 pm at VWF Post 9010, 4615 Hampton Rd, Clemmons, in a smoke-free, family atmosphere.  Sandwiches and sodas available.  Proceeds benefit veterans’ needs.

Every Friday at 3 pm Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, 2614 North Glenn Avenue invite veterans for informal Coffee and Chat.  Veterans Helping Veterans Heal is an affiliate of NCHF and offers shelter to formerly homeless veterans. Contact 336-744-1313.
SECU Family House is seeking groups to prepare meals for guests who are staying at the Family House.  For additional info call 336-793-2822.

Van drivers are needed by the W-S Chapter of Disabled American Veterans to transport veterans to appointments at the VA facility.  For info call 336-515-5000, ext 1479.

Play Bingo every Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 pm at VWF Post 9010, 4615 Hampton Rd, Clemmons, in a smoke-free, family atmosphere.  Sandwiches and sodas available.  Proceeds benefit veterans’ needs.

Every Friday at 2 pm The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem hosts a social club for older adults.  Topics are therapeutic art, local tours, lifelong learning, and “That’s Entertainment”.  There is no charge; however registration is required.  Donations will be accepted.  Call 336-748-0217 for more info or to register.

Calling all shaggers!  Join the WS Shag Club every Friday from 8 pm-midnight at the Quality Inn, 2008 S. Hawthorne Rd.  Admission is only $5 for nonmembers and $3 for members.  Call 336-407-9725 for info.

Are you age 50 and better and looking for an outlet for your talents?  Consider participating in Piedmont Plus Senior Games & Silver Arts year-round events sponsored by the WS Recreation Dept.  Sports from archery to track events offer competition in your age group.  Silver arts encompass heritage arts such as basket weaving, jewelry making, knitting, etc, plus visual arts, literary arts and performing arts.  For info call Chuck Vestal, 336-727-2325 or visit www.weplay.ws

Riverwood Riding Center needs volunteers to assist riders with special needs and lead horses during riding lessons Monday thru Friday, morning and afternoon. Call 336-922-6426.

Senior Services, Inc. needs volunteers to deliver “Meals on Wheels” in Winston-Salem and Kernersville.  Routes take about 60-90 minutes to complete.  Call  336-721-6910 for more info.

Davidson County Senior Services needs volunteers to deliver meals on wheels in Davidson County for two to four hours each month.  For info call  336-242-2948

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth and Davie counties need mentors who can spend one hour a week to help change a child’s life.  More than 140 children are waiting for mentors. For info call Big Brothers Big Sisters 336-773-9160.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center needs volunteers in Brenner Children’s Hospital, Coronary Care Unit, gift shop, Comprehensive Cancer Center and transportation. Greeters and ambassadors are needed to help patients and their families.

Are you a veteran of a foreign war and willing to provide service to your fellow veterans?  The VFW Memorial Honor Guard needs volunteers to provide military honors to veterans of all military branches who have died. The honor guard also provides colors at special events.  Uniforms and transportation are provided by the honor guard.  For info, please call Cliff Harris, the quartermaster, at 336-403-8756 or e-mail clifhar@windstream.net.

The Shepherd’s Center needs volunteer computer coaches to work with older adults to train for social media, Windows 8, Apple products and e-readers. Classes are held bi-monthly. Call  748-0217.

H.O.P.E (Help Our People Eat) of W-S needs volunteers of all ages to distribute 600-800 bag lunches to kids and more than 1,000 pounds of produce to their families. Saturday mornings help make sandwiches and put together lunch bags and distribute meals and produce on Sundays.  Visit www.hopews.org for more info.

Do you have free time on your hands and want to help others?  Senior Services needs volunteers to deliver boxes of frozen meals weekdays to elderly individuals in Forsyth County after they return home from a hospital stay.  You can make a one-to-three hour commitment, delivering once a week, once a month, or as often as your schedule allows.  For more info or to volunteer, call 336-721-6910.

Hospice & Palliative Carecenter needs Volunteers.  Go to HospiceCareCenter.org.

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville, 431-B W. Bodenhamer Street, needs volunteers to help staff the 14 programs the center offers to older or disabled adults.  For more info, call 336-995-6696.

Davie Medical Center needs volunteers in various areas.  For more info call 336-998-1310.

Faith in Action, a program of the Shepherd’s Center, needs volunteers for home visitation, respite care, minor home repair and transportation for homebound older adults.  Call  336-423-2091 for info on how to volunteer and exact needs.

Senior Services offers caregiver support groups for families of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.  Meetings are free and are held at the Williams Adult Day Center, 231 Melrose St.  Groups meet from 11 am-noon each Wednesday, and 12:15-2 pm each Friday.  For more info, call 336-724-2155.


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