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01/26/2015 - SciWorks will celebrate all things cold and frozen on Saturday, January 31 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. during Frozen Science Fun! Day. This special event is the third in a series of “50th Anniversary Fun Days” which the museum has organized to celebrate this year’s milestone anniversary.
‘Water’s Extreme Journey’ Opens at SciWorks January 28, 2015 Engage with and explore the water cycle in a new traveling exhibit
01/22/2015 - School groups and other visitors will soon be able to experience life as a droplet of water and explore the science behind the water cycle in a new traveling exhibit at SciWorks. Water’s Extreme Journey, open January 28 - May 25, engages and delights participants as they navigate local waterways, dart past pollutants and head to the ocean in a hands-on, interactive exhibit.
Carolina Field of Honor - Wreaths Across America event to honor veterans, past and present in Kernersville, North Carolina on December 13, 2014.
12/05/2014 - The North Carolina Leadership Academy Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting the WAA ceremony this year at the Carolina Field of Honor on Saturday, December 13th, starting at 12:00 noon EST. Ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.
Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions
12/01/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem recently won a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine, and the destination was named among the Top 10 Rising Destinations for Meetings for 2015 selected by the publication. The annual Readers' Choice Awards are determined by meeting professionals and other readers of the magazine, while the Rising Destination list is selected by ConventionSouth's editorial team.
10/29/2014 - Combine Old Salem’s rich Moravian history from Eastern Europe with the thriving industrial center of Winston, and you get Winston-Salem – an area abounding in diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Beyond its more than 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center, traditional big-box venues, outdoor stadiums and full-service hotels, Winston-Salem is home to a surprising variety of unique and innovative spaces for meetings and events.
07/16/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2013-14 fiscal year June 30 by securing 143 future convention and sports events totaling more than 73,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels estimated to generate $78 million in delegate spending for Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events
12/11/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem today announced Winston-Salem has been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. Collectively, these championships, slated for late summer of 2016 and 2017 are estimated to produce more than 5,000 hotel room nights and generate $2.7 million economic impact for Winston-Salem.
08/13/2014 - The Winston-Salem Open begins with qualifying on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. In addition to big-time tennis served Southern style, the Winston-Salem Open is featuring a number of public special events, including Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day, a “Take it on the Rise for Ta-Tas,” charity clinic, Ladies Day and a film screening.
08/12/2014 - Greensboro’s John Isner has never lost a match at the Winston-Salem Open, and he’ll be looking to continue that streak when the fourth annual ATP World Tour 250 event gets under way on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
12/22/2014 - I confess that I’ve always been a little bit wary of The South. Being a Philadelphia native, in The South I am what's called a Yankee. When I visit, I don't always wear my Philly roots on my sleeve, because why stir up trouble? So the first thing I say upon meeting Erin Doby of RayLen Vineyards & Winery in northwestern North Carolina is “How y’all doin’, darlin’?” I’m also chewing on a piece of straw for added effect. And apparently the ruse works, because Erin says “how y’all doin’ ” right back and proceeds to pour me a sample of every wine in the tasting room — nearly 20 in all — free of charge.
11/20/2014 - When it comes to pie, no other American region offers a bounty quite like the South. Blessed with good weather and a steady stream of farm-fresh ingredients, the region's bakers have an endless list of varieties from which to choose; some opt to stick to the classics, while others look to push the boundaries and create a concoction never before imagined.
11/18/2014 - North Carolina and sweet potatoes go way back. The relationship, according to the food writer Sheri Castle, hinges on a history of abundance. “Sweet potatoes were plentiful, even among the poorest folks of any ethnicity,” she said. “Enslaved Africans used sweet potatoes in place of yams and other West African root vegetables.” To this day, the state is a national leader in growing the crop.
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