August 30, 2017 This Week's Blogs • What Teachers Really Want You To Know • Fun Local Ideas for Adults and Kids • The Struggle Is Part of the Jour


August 30, 2017


Fall Sports at the YMCA

There are just a few days left to register for fall sports at the Y! YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, and the value of participation over winning. They look forward to helping your child reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body that promotes the fun aspect in participating in sports. There’s flag football, soccer, baseball/t-ball, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball academy! Click here to learn all about the numerous sports that they offer – there’s something for everyone for ages 3-18!

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It's Time for Bookmarks Festival of Books

Bookmarks Festival of Books returns September 7 - 10 to Downtown Winston-Salem! It features bestselling authors such as Diana Gabaldon (Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction), Jessamyn Stanley (Every Body Yoga), Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet), and the Lee Brothers (Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook)! Children's book authors include: Javaka Steptoe, Michael Fry, Angela Dominguez, Grace Lin, John Feinstein and Alan Gratz. Teen authors include: Leigh Bardugo, Jason Reynolds, S. Jae Jones, Megan E. Bryant and Jeff Zentner! Ticketed and free events for the whole family. Visit for a schedule.

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Enroll Your Child in the Arts

Ready to get creative? Our directory of Arts & Enrichment programs showcases a variety of after-school programs, such as theater, fine arts, dance, music (instrument, voice, and group), drama, crafts and more. This list can always be found by clicking on our Directories page. We are constantly updating our directories, so check back often!


Sponsored by the YMCA of Northwest NC, and Bookmarks.

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