Calendar

April 17
Be Free My Beloved, a fundraiser for Next Step Ministries, is being hosted by The Women’s Ministry of First Christian Church (FCC) on April 17 from 6 – 7 p.m. The event will feature Nicole C. Mullen, a singer, songwriter, author and speaker. Mullen was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame on November 5, 2011. Mullen is the only African-American artist to win the Dove Award for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. In-person, where you will have the chance to meet Mullen, or attend through live steam. Tickets are $15/person or $10/live stream. All ticket sales are purchased on FCC’s website, www.fccministries.com. (Once on the website, click “events,” “Nicole C Mullen,” then “details.” FCC is located at 1130 N. main St. in Kernersville.
April 19 – 24
Earth Day Week will be held from April 19, starting at 10 a.m., until April 24 at 3 p.m. The free event is being hosted by Seed2Seed Farm, located at 1339 North Main St. During this week, participate in one or more activities. Seed Planting Activity: Follow production on the Farm and start some of your own seeds to take home with this planting lesson; Farm Found Art Take Home Activity: Go on a Scavenger Hunt throughout the farm collecting items that match descriptions given. Then take items home and create a piece of art work to share with us online; Composting Game: Bring clean items (see list) to play our Composting game with. Learn about composting, nutrients, and the Food System; Visiting and Feeding the Goats: Visit our Dwarf Nigerian and Kiko goats. You can bring approved goat snacks or veggie bags will be available for $1 per container. Goat approved snack list: peaches, pears, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, carrots, celery, leafy greens, grapes, water melon, bananas and pineapple. No: eggplant, tomato or avocado. Two time slots are available each day (10 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 – 3 p.m.). Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation in advance. A waiver must be submitted online before visiting the farm. To make a reservation, email ChantalM@seed2seed.org.
April 19
Spanish Class for Adults will be held via Zoom every Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. and Friday at 4 p.m. and taught by Susan Moretz, an experienced Spanish instructor, through the Walkertown Library. To register, call 336-703-2990.
April 19
Kids Storytime – Listen along as a children’s librarian reads three themed picture books on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. Call 336-703-2990 to sign up for the library’s storytimes.
April 19
English as a Second Language class is held via Zoom every Tuesday, April 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. Practice conversation, learn new expressions and improve your pronunciation in a relaxed group led by language instructor Nicholas Bradley through the Walkertown Library. To register, call 336-703-2990.
April 19
Walkertown Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. April’s pick is “Educated” by Tara Westover. Call 336-703-2990 to register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.
April 22
Opening Day of NC Farmer’s Market will be held at Oak Ridge Military Academy, located at 2317 Oak Ridge Rd., on Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
April 26
Spanish Class for Adults will be held via Zoom every Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. and Friday at 4 p.m. and taught by Spanish Instructor Susan Moretz through the Walkertown Library. To register, call 336-703-2990.
April 26
English as a Second Language class is held via Zoom every Tuesday, April 26 from 9 – 11 a.m. Practice conversation, learn new expressions and improve your pronunciation in a relaxed group led by language instructor Nicholas Bradley through the Walkertown Library. To register, call 336-703-2990.
April 26
Kids Storytime – Listen along as a children’s librarian reads three themed picture books on Tuesday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. Call 336-703-2990 to sign up for the library’s storytimes.
April 29
Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention – Michelle Shanks of Summit Credit Union will be host a Zoom talk about fraud and identity theft prevention on April 29 at 1 p.m. through the Kernersville Library. For more information, visit www.forsyth.cc/library/Kernersville/default.aspx.
May 1
Vintage Market at Körner’s Folly, located at 413 South Main St., will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event features local, handmade and vintage items for sale from 30 vendors. Shoppers can meet the artisans and craftspeople who create one-of-a-kind treasures, while supporting local businesses. Vintage Market Admission is $2 for adults (Over 18), and free for children. All proceeds go to restoration of the home and educational programming. Tickets are nonrefundable. Rain date is Sunday, May 2. Pair your market experience with a self-guided tour of the 22-room historic house museum, with timed entry to maintain safe distance between groups. Tours last approximately 1 hour, and are available by appointment only. Tickets are available at https://www.kornersfolly.org/buy-tickets.
May 1
Bethany Café at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, located at 1510 Bunker Hill-Sandy Ridge Rd., is offering free home-cooked meals for pick-up only on Saturday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anyone in the community is welcome.
May 8
Music in the Park at Oak Ridge Town Park, featuring The Grassifieds (bluegrass), will be held at on Saturday, May 8 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The event is free, but donations are requested to play the band. Frozen treats will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic, along with a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol allowed. Oak Ridge Town Park is located at 6231 Lisa Dr. in Oak Ridge.
May 8
History Mystery Hunt in Downtown Kernersville – the Kernersville Museum and Körner’s Folly are teaming up on May 8 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. to create a History Mystery Hunt, a fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt in downtown Kernersville. This in-person, but distanced event will explore the fascinating stories behind our community’s historic landmarks. Using a digital scavenger hunt app, teams of 4 – 6 people will compete to finish this race while learning more about the town’s history. Prizes will be offered. Team registration includes limited edition t-shirts, a snack pack, a morning of fun history-hunting, and entrance into a drawing for great local prizes. Registration limited to 20 teams. Masks or face coverings must be worn if required by North Carolina Executive Order at the time of the event. For guaranteed t-shirt sizes, registration closes Friday, April 23 by visiting www.kornersfolly.org/events/history-mystery-hunt.
May 12
Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, located at 215 S. Main St., on Wednesday, May 12 from 12:30 – 5 pm. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888.
May 20
The French Farmer’s Wife Spring/Garden Show will take place on Thursday, May 20 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1987 Beeson Rd. (located between County Line Rd and Bunker Hill Rd.). For more information, call 805-279-6628.
May 24
Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, located at 215 South Main St., on Monday, May 24 from 12:30 – 5 pm. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888.
June 5
Bethany Café at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, located at 1510 Bunker Hill-Sandy Ridge Rd., is offering free home-cooked meals for pick-up only on Saturday, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anyone in the community is welcome.
June 12
Music in the Park at Oak Ridge Town Park, featuring Never Too Late (bluegrass), will be held at on Saturday, June 12 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The event is free, but donations are requested to play the band. Frozen treats will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic, along with a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol allowed. Oak Ridge Town Park is located at 6231 Lisa Dr. in Oak Ridge.
June 16
Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, located at 215 South Main St., on Wednesday, June 16 from 11 am until 3:30 pm. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888.
June 28
Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, located at 215 South Main St., on Monday June 28 from 2:30 – 7: pm. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888.
July 3
Bethany Café at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, located at 1510 Bunker Hill-Sandy Ridge Rd., is offering free home-cooked meals for pick-up only on Saturday, July 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anyone in the community is welcome.
July 10
Music in the Park at Oak Ridge Town Park, featuring Barefoot Modern (pop/rock/indie), will be held at on Saturday, July 10 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The event is free, but donations are requested to play the band. Frozen treats will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic, along with a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol allowed. Oak Ridge Town Park is located at 6231 Lisa Dr. in Oak Ridge.
July 12
Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, located at 215 South Main St., on Monday, July 12 from 11 am – 3:30 pm. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888.
July 24
Kernersville Christmas in July will be held at Körner’s Folly, located at 413 South Main St., on Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local craft vendors & artisans will set up on the lawn of Körner’s Folly to showcase and sell their handmade creations. Admission is $2 for adults (Over 18), and free for children. The market will be outdoors and socially distanced. Face coverings are required and must be worn over the nose and mouth while on the grounds of Körner’s Folly.
August 14
Music in the Park at Oak Ridge Town Park, featuring Twin City Ramblers (old time), will be held at on Saturday, August 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The event is free, but donations are requested to play the band. Frozen treats will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic, along with a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol allowed. Oak Ridge Town Park is located at 6231 Lisa Dr. in Oak Ridge.
September 11
Music in the Park at Oak Ridge Town Park, featuring Nathan Ward Band (rock & alternative), will be held at on Saturday, September 11 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The event is free, but donations are requested to play the band. Frozen treats will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic, along with a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol allowed. Oak Ridge Town Park is located at 6231 Lisa Dr. in Oak Ridge.
October 9
Music in the Park at Oak Ridge Town Park, featuring The Robertson Boys (Americana/gospel/country), will be held at on Saturday, October 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations are requested to play the band. Frozen treats will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic, along with a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol allowed. Oak Ridge Town Park is located at 6231 Lisa Dr. in Oak Ridge.