Mom's Choice 2012



Featured Events & Entertainment in Winston-Salem, NC and the Triad    

The 5th Annual Taste of the South - Thursday, November 20  

On Thursday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., be a part of the 5th Annual Taste of the South to be held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts downtown Winston-Salem.

Tickets include a delightful feast of the senses with Southern cuisine featuring some of our community's best chefs from Bib’s Downtown, Camino Bakery, Dewey's Bakery, Finnigan's Wake, Jeffrey Adams Restaurant on Fourth, J. Pepper's Southern Grille, Johanne's Bethabara Tavern, Spring House Restaurant, Sweet Potatoes (well shut my mouth!!) - a restaurant, North Carolina’s best wines, and handcrafted beer from Hoot’s Brewery. Honorary Chairs this year are Milton Rhodes and Jeff Smith of Smitty’s Notes. Live music by singer/songwriter Dan Dockery's soul-filled collection of jazz, blues, and folk music. There will also be a Raffle and Silent Auction.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance. $60 at the door. You can also order them through Eventbrite The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts is located at 251 North Spruce Street.

Proceeds from "A Taste of the South" will benefit Authoring Action, a non-profit creative writing and spoken word academic enrichment and outreach organization. Authoring Action teen programs are designed to empower and develop youth, grow new community leaders, redefine learning through the arts and ultimately build social capital and strengthen community.

For more information about Authoring Action, to buy tickets for Taste of the South, or to get involved, please visit or call 336-749-1317.


Twin City Santa's 12th Anniversary Miracle on Fifth Street on Friday, December 5

Just weeks away. Celebrating its 12th Anniversary of gift-giving mixed with some good ole after-work fun is Twin City Santa's Miracle on Fifth Street. Twin City Santa is a young professionals' organization that has helped set the standard for how to have a great time and give to those in need. Miracle on Fifth Street will be held on Friday, December 5th, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight in the Millennium Center at 101 West Fifth Street.

Live entertainment will be provided, as will complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and a cash liquor bar. Admission per individual is a $20 a ticket purchased in advance, $25 at the door plus a new, unwrapped toy with a value of $20 or more. Individuals who don't bring a toy will be charged an additional $20, which will be used to purchase toys. 

Miracle on Fifth has now become a holiday party tradition, where the young and involved can dress up, mix and mingle, while helping the children of our community have a brighter Christmas holiday. Tickets are on sale now. 

Smitty's Notes is a sponsor this year. In November we will be giving away passes to lucky winners in a drawing.

For information about the event or to purchase tickets, please



Holiday Event Web Posting 

If your organization has a holiday event coming up in November and December, and you want to get the word out, please feel free to post it at under "Events" then "Add Event" or

If you are a first-time submitter you'll need to register as a new user. Both Web sites feed into each other's event calendars and are linked to other Web sites throughout the Triad. Please share what you have going on with others 


New Winston Museum now open

The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.

New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. or call 336. 724-2842 or visit






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