Winston-Salem residents will have plenty of chances to celebrate the city’s centennial.
Here’s a list of some of the activities that are planned. Details are available at www.W-S100Years.com
11:45 a.m.: “The Golden Hyphen,” New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall St. Writer and historian Fam Brownlee will tell the story of “The Golden Hyphen” and life in Winston-Salem in 1913. Free.
5:30-7:45 p.m.: Unveiling of a historical marker in the 100 block of Main Street commemorating the centennial, followed by a reception and open house at City Hall with historical displays. Free.
11:30 a.m.: Centenarian Luncheon at Benton Convention Center. A luncheon, by invitation, for those who are or will be 100 years old in 2013. If you know a Winston-Salem centenarian who would like to attend, email Nancy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 765-2215.
5-10 p.m.: Blue Moon Gallery Hop . A special gallery hop in the Downtown Arts District, with music by local schools and the Vagabond Saints Society, as well as a centennial toast with Foothill Brewing’s special Centennial Brew or Primo’s Centennial Water. Free.
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Community Day at Old Salem . Free admission to all Old Salem attractions, plus special centennial activities for adults and children. For a schedule, see www.oldsalem.org or www.W-S100Years.com.
2-3 p.m.: Centennial Parade . Bands, floats and historical impersonations. The parade will begin near the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Old Salem and will run up South Main Street to Third Street, then will turn south on Liberty Street and will end at Corpening Plaza at Liberty and First streets. Free.
3-8 p.m. Party in the Plaza , Corpening Plaza. With food, vendors, Foothills Brewing’s Centennial Brew and music. There will be a High School Musical Review performed by local high schools from 3-4 p.m., music by Rhonda Thomas and Dee Lucas from 4-5:45 p.m. and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen from 6:15-8 p.m. Free.
4-8 p.m. Scavenger Hunt . A scavenger hunt from 4 to 7 p.m. through downtown Winston-Salem and Old Salem looking for clues about the city’s history. There will be prizes of $100, $75 and $50. The hunt will be followed by an after party at BB&T Ballpark from 7-8 p.m. The registration fee is $25 a person, $50 for a team. See www.W-S100Years.com
3 p.m.: The Winston-Salem Symphony will perform Dan Locklair’s “Hail the Coming Day,” a world premiere commissioned for the centennial, as part of its Classics Series concert. Tickets are $15-$62. See www.wssymphony.org.
4-5:30 p.m.: Community Worship Service at the May Dell at Salem Academy and College. Free.
Noon: The Electrifying History of Winston-Salem , Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. David Bergstone, director of architecture at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, will present “Bright Ideas: Idols Power Station.” Free.
5:30 p.m.: Twin City Story Time , New Winston Museum. Four Winston-Salem storytellers will share their tales of the city with musical interludes. Free.
Noon: The Hyphen and the Moravian Revival , Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. John Larson, vice president of restoration at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, will discuss the history of the merger of Winston and Salem. Free.