By Rachel Hoeing

In this week’s spotlight:

  • YMCA camps
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • Creative Drama’s Fall Line Up
  • Walk & Roll Winston-Salem
  • BHHS Yost & Little Family Movie Night


YMCA Gears Up for the Best Summer Ever

The countdown to summer is on and kids aren’t the only ones looking forward to the summer months! YMCAs across Northwest North Carolina are getting ready for programming and activities that stimulate both mind and body, in an effort to help children have an amazing summer.

YMCA summer day camp provides kids with adventure, healthy fun, personal growth and friendships that can take a so-so summer and turn it into a memory that lasts a lifetime. Visit to learn more and register.

Summer means time to swim! The Y encourages families to explore the benefits of swimming while also keeping safety top of mind. Swim lessons at the Y are for all ages and skill levels. Find out more at

Social responsibility doesn’t end when school is out for summer months. Local Ys will host Summer Learning Academies for children who are academically at risk, partner with local food banks to ensure no child in Y programs goes hungry, and take children in need back to school shopping in YMCA Bright Beginnings. Donate or volunteer at


Carolinas Aviation Museum

Located alongside the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Carolinas Aviation Museum is celebrating 25 years as one of the South’s premier aviation museums. Unique exhibitions tell stories dating back to the very beginnings of flight, while exploring the high-tech world of contemporary aviation. Walk through the indoor hangar deck and get face-to-face with an F-14 Super Tomcat, DC-3 commercial airliner, CH-46 helicopter transport, and Flight 1549—The Miracle on the Hudson, the US Airways Airbus A320 that successfully landed in the Hudson River. Aviators of all ages can create their own adventure by climbing into the cockpit of an F-4 Phantom or Boeing 727. Get ready to experience the wonders of aviation and the stories of the aviators who flew into history. Museum is open 7 days a week and offers a variety of STEM-related educational experiences and special programs for individuals and groups. Visit or call 704.997.3770 for more details.


Creative Drama Children’s Theater’s 2018 Fall Musical Lineup

On Monday nights join their Winnie The Pooh Kids (ages 4 – 10), Beauty & The Beast Jr. (ages 4 – 18), and Mulan Jr. (ages 4 – 18) casts!

Tuesday night classes better for your schedule?
They have Beauty & The Beast Jr. (ages 4 – 18), Mulan Jr.(ages 4 – 18), and The Newsies (ages 8 to Adult).

And don’t forget to check out their Thursday night classes as well!
Junie B. Jones Jr. (ages 4 – 15), , The Addams Family (ages 8- 18) and Beauty & The Beast Jr. (ages 4 – 18)!

Class Prices start at $75/mo.
(Don’t Forget to Check Out their Seussical Kids and Seussical Jr. Summer Camps as well!)

But Don’t Wait Because Class Fill Up Fast!
Register Online Today at


Family Fun at Walk & Roll Winston-Salem

Families can enjoy vehicle-free biking, skating and walking in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, along with the excitement of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, during the annual Walk & Roll Winston-Salem family bike and pedestrian fair on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018. Fifth Street in Winston-Salem will be closed to traffic between Patterson Avenue and Research Parkway from 1 to 4 p.m. and a loop set up for biking, skating and walking, along with a bike rodeo, activities, and food trucks & music at Bailey Park. For a longer ride hop on the new Long Branch Trail that leads down to the Salem Creek Greenway. Free parking will be available at Seventh and Vine streets. Walk & Roll Winston-Salem is being held in conjunction with the final day of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, and the race course passes next to the Walk & Roll activities. Learn more at


7th Annual Family Movie Night

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty presents its 7th Annual Family Movie Night on Friday, May 25th at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to come spread out a blanket at First National Bank Field in Greensboro and enjoy a big screen viewing of “Despicable Me 3.”

Family Movie Night is free with one canned food item per attendee to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, who works to provide healthy food for its partner agencies in and around Greensboro. This year, Movie Night donations collected for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC will directly benefit the Greensboro Tornado Relief effort. Help contribute meals to our neighbors in need by supplying macaroni and cheese, other pasta, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. For additional details and to RSVP, visit


  • Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Northwest YMCA, Carolinas Aviation Museum, Creative Drama, Walk & Roll Winston-Salem and BHHS Yost & Little.