By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing

Today’s Sunday Spotlight includes a special surprise! A chance to WIN two tickets to the upcoming Empty Bowls event to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Take a moment to read about all of the upcoming events below, including Family Fit 5K, Star Wars Day, TMoM Health Expo, Moms Night Out, & Empty Bowls. Then comment for your chance to win tickets to the Empty Bowls event. (Be sure to include your email.) We will choose two random winners to each win two tickets on Thursday. Good luck!

Fit Family 5K:Running for a healthier tomorrow

Join Novant Health on Saturday, April 26 at William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA in Winston-Salem, NC. Plan to run for a healthier tomorrow! This is for runners and walkers of all levels and ages. A one-mile fun run around Hanes Park is a flat course ideal for children of all ages and abilities. The 5K course begins near the William G. White Family YMCA on West End Boulevard and climbs through the West Highlands and into Buena Vista where it turns back at the halfway point for a downhill, fast finish at the YMCA on West End Blvd. Register for the one-mile fun run  or 5K at proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center.

News from the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

– Make plans to attend Star Wars Day, on Sunday, April 27th, from 1-5pm. Meet exciting characters from the Star Wars universe. The Museum is only open on 4/27 for this fundraiser.
– Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Children’s Museum where Imagination comes to play! Get your party started in a Birthday Party room, then move the fun into the Museum & enjoy a full day of play. Added options make the day even more fun.
– Purchase a Children’s Museum Family Plus Membership by April 30th at the Welcome Desk and save $10. Offer good on new memberships only, and does not apply to membership extensions/renewals or lapsed memberships.
* Learn more at www.ChildrensMuseumofWS.Org.


TMoM Event: “One Size Does Not Fit All”

“One Size Does Not Fit All” will take place on Thursday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Novant Health Conference Center at Forsyth Medical Center. This is a FREE event hosted by your very own, Triad Moms on Main team. Parking in the Forsyth Medical Center parking deck is free to the first 200 attendees. Stop by during your lunch break, or pop in with girlfriends. You’ll get to talk to representatives from every aspect of wellness – from nutritionists and dieticians to exercise experts. Walk around and visit their booths, or try out a ‘mini-class’, 15-20 minute exercise or nutrition demonstrations. There will be door prizes, fun, and lots of information for everybody, and every body! Regardless of your age, your current health, or your future goals, “One Size Does Not Fit All” has something for you. Get more details on our blog here.

Mom’s Night Out!

Join Triad Moms on Main and Dishcrawl as we celebrate moms around the country when Mom’s Night Out comes to Winston-Salem on May 6th!  We are so excited to be mingling at District Rooftop Bar & Grille, 770 Liberty View Court beginning at 6:30pm. Come enjoy fun, food, and goodie bags galore while the children stay at home! Meet other moms in the Triad while enjoying hors d’oeuvres as well as samples of specialty food, snacks, and organic focused brands. Happy hour priced drinks & vegetarian options will be available. Questions? Feel free to contact Kristi at Get your girlfriends together and purchase your tickets here! (Additional details here.) *Note that although the website link says “Greensboro” this next event will indeed be taking place in Winston-Salem.

Enjoy a Simple Meal. Choose a Pottery Bowl. Feed a Hungry Neighbor.

Hunger affects people you see every day…hardworking people…children in your sons and daughters classrooms, seniors whose expensive medications strain fixed incomes…and so many others. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors struggling to put food on the table. On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, join with local celebrities, hundreds of area potters, area restaurants and this year’s Empty Bowls’ sponsors to make your promise to help end hunger. Drop in at the beautiful Millennium Center anytime between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy a savory soup lunch, shopping in the ever-popular Empty Bowls Store and bidding in the silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Order yours today through this link, or comment below for your chance to WIN two tickets!

*This spotlight is sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, Novant Health, and Second Harvest Food Bank.