By Rachel Hoeing

Summer is officially winding down. We hope you have enjoyed our Back to School blogs these past two weeks and are ready to start off a new school year on the right foot! In the meantime, be sure to take some time for yourself through the ideas below. You’ll find ideas for the kids as well!

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • Downtown Dining at Jeffrey Adams
  • Night of Fun at Merlot & VanGogh
  • Fall Programs at the Greensboro Children’s Museum


Downtown Dining at Jeffrey Adams

Whether dining out for a date night or a family feast, Jeffrey Adams is an ideal spot to grab lunch or dinner in downtown Winston-Salem. Not only is the service top notch but their food is made from fresh produce. In fact it’s all locally grown right here at Andrews Farm located in King.

The ambiance of the restaurant provides an urban but still casual feel. They offer a full New American cuisine that includes everything from an extensive salad list to mouthwatering entrees varying from steak to seafood. Don’t miss their delicious craft cocktails menu featuring numerous types of martinis, seasonal cocktails and sangria.

Visit their website to check out their lunch, dinner and cocktail menus. Be sure to ‘like’ them on Facebook as well for the latest updates!


Merlot & VanGogh: Wine + Paint = Night of Fun

The kids are back to school and parents are likely ready for some down time after a long, but fun filled summer. What better way to unwind than a wine and paint night? Merlot & VanGogh is the perfect place to do just that!

Pet lovers don’t miss Paint Your Pet night. Looking for a unique corporate event or kid’s birthday party? Check out their splash room where guests splash paint on the canvas in a variety of methods. Want to mix up the usual night out? Get out of your comfort zone by trying out Merlot & VanGogh.

Whether going for a girls’ night out, date night, or private party, this locally owned studio lets people learn the art of painting in a relaxed and fun manner. It’s conveniently located in downtown Winston-Salem and has plenty of parking available.

Learn more by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.


Fall Programs at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

The GCM has a full line up of programs and events for your entire family. Choices include drop-off programs for your 3-5 year olds; cooking classes for kids, tweens, teens, and adults; Homeschool Day, and more!

Little Sprouts hands-on preschool program for 3-5 year olds starts Sept. 12. Your child will explore The Edible Schoolyard, playing and learning all along the way. Register online today.

Your little kitchen helper will love the Homegrown Chefs Kids Cooking Series for ages 6 – 8 years. Starts Sept. 14. Kids will embark on a food journey in this six-week series at The Edible Schoolyard. Participants will plant and harvest ingredients from the garden and build essential kitchen skills as we learn simple fresh recipes. Register online today.

Check out ALL of the Greensboro Children’s Museum’s awesome fall programs at


  • Sponsored by Jeffrey Adams, Merlot & VanGogh and the Greensboro Children’s Museum.