Social Events in Winston-Salem, North Carolina This Week

Let’s explore social events in Winston-Salem, NC happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Winston-Salem where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Winston-Salem

Rockingham County America 1st – Meet and Greet Cook-out under the Pavilion!

Rockingham County America 1st - Meet and Greet Cook-out under the Pavilion!

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Mayo River State Park

Join the Rockingham County America 1st kick-off community builder cook-out!

This event is perfect for individuals who are passionate about defending and upholding the values that have shaped the fabric of our nation. Whether you are a seasoned advocate or simply curious to learn more, ALL are welcome to participate in this grassroots movement.

Bring your thoughts, questions, and enthusiasm as we(…)

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Homeschool Conference and Convention in Winston Salem

Homeschool Conference and Convention in Winston Salem

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 301 W 5th St

## Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference

### May 23-25, 2024, Winston-Salem, North CarolinaBenton Convention Center, Embassy Suites & Marriott

The Thrive! NCHE Annual Homeschool Conference strives to help parents homeschool with confidence and joy. Our name, *Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference,* reflects the goal of the conference and mirrors the NCHE vision “NCHE has a vision for flourishi(…)

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Let’s Sing Together!

Let's Sing Together!

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: First Presbyterian Church

Do you love to sing? Need an outlet for that? Are you female? Well look no further than the Triad A Cappella Connection Chorus. Come sing with us and take a chance on us. You don’t need to be professional. You don’t need to be able to read music….we can teach you all of that. Want a challenge? You wont regret it. Need more information? Want to know what it’s like to be a member? Call 336-706-120(…)

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Forsyth Area Critical Thinkers (FACT) Monthly Social

Forsyth Area Critical Thinkers (FACT) Monthly Social

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: J Peppers

This MeetUp is a social event for guests and members to enjoy a meal or drink and a healthy free-flowing discussion. Our community tends to have a secular, humanist culture. However, all are welcome. There are members of the LGBTQ community and Athiests who are members of our group. Many of us are Neurodivergent. Please come prepared to interact with people from different backgrounds and be respec(…)

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IN PERSON SCREENING OF FOOD, INC. 2

IN PERSON SCREENING OF FOOD, INC. 2

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Parkway United Church of Christ

**ON TUESDAY MAY 21, 2024 AT 6:30 PM**
JOIN US LIVE ONLY FOR A SCREENING OF *FOOD, INC. 2*
***AT PARKWAY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1465 Irving Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103***

**In the well-timed sequel, Food, Inc. 2, comes “back for seconds” to reveal how corporate consolidation has gone unchecked by our government, leaving us with a highly efficient yet shockingly vulnerable food system dedica(…)

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Let’s do 1/2 priced apps & wine @ Bleu Restaurant & Bar! 😁🍷🤤

Let's do 1/2 priced apps & wine @ Bleu Restaurant & Bar! 😁🍷🤤

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Bleu Restaurant and Bar

Join me at a fav spot for delicious half priced appetizers (only till 6) in bar area & half priced wine!! Plenty of dinner options too! 🤤 Must be on time please! Limited event so know for sure to RSVP & Definitely update if any changes. No no shows! Oh & there’s usually a good one woman or man band there too 🎶
~ Please do not come if your feeling sick at all/ have covid, common courtesy to us al(…)

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Mainstream Toastmasters Meeting

Mainstream Toastmasters Meeting

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Main Street United Methodist Church

You are cordially invited to attend our meeting at 6:30pm. Our meetings are designed to help individuals improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive and environment.
At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to:

* Watch and learn from prepared speeches
* Participate in impromptu speaking exercises
* Receive feedback from experienced speakers
* Network with like-minded (…)

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A Walk With Nature, Music & Bike Racing

A Walk With Nature, Music & Bike Racing

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Old Salem Museums & Gardens

We’ll walk along the Winston-Salem Strollway from the Old Salem Visitor Center to Bailey Park in downtown Winston Salem to enjoy lunch, music and world-class bicycle racing.

This outing is also posted with another group. For more information and to sign up, please go to this web page:
[Piedmont Walkers and Hikers](https://www.meetup.com/walkersandhikers/events/300839719/)(…)

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Triad Slavic Language Discussion Group Meetup

Triad Slavic Language Discussion Group Meetup

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: undefined

Russian, Belarusian, Polish, Ukrainian… In my experience, we can mostly understand one another 😉 Let’s share movies, thoughts, ideas, food. Eastern Europeans, and anyone else with an interest and knowledge of Eastern European languages is welcome to join us.(…)

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Yoga @ the Park

Yoga @ the Park

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Miller Park

All levels Vinyasa yoga flow at Miller Park

What to bring:
Mat

We will be at the small field on Westover Drive! There is street parking on Westover, and a parking lot on Leisure Lane by the playground and tennis courts.

Class taught by RYT200 Rachel Miranda(…)

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Morning Cycle Therapy with EDMUND

Morning Cycle Therapy with EDMUND

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Old Hwy 421 River Park

Road cycling where you ride your ride within my ride. Meetup, wait up and assist participants as needed at designated stop/rest areas. Average speed historically has been 15-17 mph.(…)

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Homebrew 5e Campaign

Homebrew 5e Campaign

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: undefined

This is a Homebrew that I’ve been cooking up. The time and day can be changed so let me know. I’ll post more on here if I can get enough interest. We will find a public place to meet first and then can transition to homes for hosting if that is comfortable and convenient.(…)

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Petanque Boules Play at East of Texas-Free-Make new friends, play, eat and drink

Petanque Boules Play at East of Texas-Free-Make new friends, play, eat and drink

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: East of Texas

Petanque Social play. Beginners welcome. Ages 8 to 80+. Petanque is a strategy and skill game similar to Bocce. The game goes by the name Boules in France. There is equipment (boules) you can use and we will teach new folks the game. Play starts at 4 pm on Thursday at East of Texas in Winston-Salem. East of Texas is a restaurant featuring Tex Mex BBQ, beer and wine in Winston-Salem near the Old Sa(…)

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Silver Sneakers w/Amalia-Leslie

Silver Sneakers w/Amalia-Leslie

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: 690 Women’s Fitness

1st Time Visitors get a 7 Day Free Trial.
Open to the public, after trial then $7 per visit.

SILVERSNEAKERS® Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance.(…)

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Jeffrey Osborne w/ Keith Washington at
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

Jeffrey Osborne w/ Keith Washington at
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

THIS EVENT IS UNHOSTED

Tickets are on sale Friday, March 22:

https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D00606EDE8C6C3C

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents Jeffrey Osborne with Keith Washington at the Fairgrounds Arena! The intimate setting of Fairgrounds Arena will make you feel right at home and up close, no matter where you sit!

Who: Jeffrey Osborn with Keith Washington

When: Friday, May 24 at(…)

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Cribbage

Cribbage

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: 111 Miller St

Our club meets every Tuesday and it starts at 6pm (sharp), so come early. We are affiliated with the Grass Roots Association. You do not need to be a member to come and enjoy a night of socializing and fun.

If you want to join our club you may contact our Presidents, Sharon Ober and Steve Serina, at [email protected] for more information and cost.

We play 9 rounds of Cribbage, no Mug(…)

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Seniors Pool Get Together

Seniors Pool Get Together

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Break Time Billiards & Sports

This is a Pool get together for Senior Citizens especially those 65 and up but all retirees regardless of age are welcome.

It is sponsored by The Shepard Center of Winston-Salem and Break Time Billiards.

The best way to keep the program going is to use it while learning to enjoy the game of Pool on a regular basis.

This event has an instructor that facilitates introductions and is there if you (…)

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A Walk In The Physical – Christian Sundberg

A Walk In The Physical - Christian Sundberg

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: undefined

Christian Sundberg has a fascinating story to share with our Consciousness Cafe members. For most people unfamiliar with metaphysical subjects, his experience will sound surreal. For those among us who have been studying near-death experiences and other related phenomena, his presentation will still likely be outside anything you’ve heard of.
Without giving too much away, Christian will share aspe(…)

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PSDS ‘50s Sock Hop featuring King Arthur And His Knights (featuring Russ Wilson)

PSDS ‘50s Sock Hop featuring King Arthur And His Knights (featuring Russ Wilson)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 5010 High Point Rd

It’s a Sock Hop!
1950s inspired attire is welcome!

Everyone is invited to join us at

The GREENSBORO SHRINE CLUB on
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Beginner Jitterbug/East Coast Swing Dance Lesson at 7:00 p.m. included with price of admission.
Live Music and Dancing at 8:00 p.m. and goes to 11:00 p.m.

$12 for Members/Students 21 and under with Student ID
$15 for Non-members

Cash and Cards accepted

No (…)

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King’s Court Weekly Meeting

King's Court Weekly Meeting

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: undefined

This is the weekly meeting of King’s Court.

Please contact the group organizer if you wish to attend and need to know the location. There may be a brief waiting period; to ensure a safe “container” is maintained, no new men may attend until it has been approved by existing members.(…)

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Hike at Hanging Rock State Park, Cooks Wall.

Hike at Hanging Rock State Park, Cooks Wall.

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hanging Rock State Park Visitor Center

Lets meet at the Hanging Rock State Park visitor center at 9:00 am. From the visitor center we will hike the Cooks Wall Trail. There are a couple of nice scenic overlooks on the Cooks Wall Trail. Wolf Rock and Cooks Wall. This is a very scenic hike. The Cooks Wall Trail follows a scenic ridge line. A great opportunity to get out and enjoy God’s creation. This is a moderate hike and is about 6.5 mi(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Winston-Salem is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Winston-Salem on Visitwinstonsalem.com, Winstonsalem.com, or Journalnow.com.

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