The Weekender: Fun-Size Edition


Remember those itty-bitty Halloween candy “bars” your stingy neighbors used to pass out? The ones so tiny, they barely warranted consumption at all? The misnomer “fun-size” does not apply in this case: Just because the Weekender’s short doesn’t mean it’s any less sweet. Here’s how to fill the other half of your weekend.


Community Baby Shower and Drive @ Windsor Recreation Center (GSO), 9:30 a.m. Teen empowerment nonprofit I Am A Queen’s Teen Advisory Board will hold a Community Baby Shower in support of the YWCA Greensboro’s Teen Parent Mentoring Program and Homeless Shelter. Donations of new or gently used baby items such as onesies, diaper bags and bottles are encouraged. For a full list of requested items, visit

World Refugee Day 2016 @ Hester Park (GSO), noon New Arrivals Institute hosts an afternoon of food, music, dancing, arts and crafts. Bring a potluck dish to share and try foods from around the world. A cool way to meet new neighbors. Sign up early for the soccer (ahem, football) tournament at

EbFest Bluegrass Music and Makers Festival @ Market Square Courtyard (HP), 1 p.m. In honor and memory of Eban Carter, master chef and master fiddler, the Carter Brothers, the Peace Train Band, Turpentine Shine and the McKinney Gap Band, along with John Hofmann’s Acoustica, gather to play some bluegrass. Local musicians will jam in open mic sessions in between sets. Tickets are available at and kids 16 and under are free.


Meet John Larson @ 40 W. Sprague St. (W-S), 1:30 p.m. Phuzz Phest papa Philip Pledger opens up his home for a friendly Q&A with one of the candidates for Winston-Salem’s South Ward city council seat just two days before the special re-vote election on June 7. Larson’s lived in the South Ward for 40 years. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Info about Larson can be found at


Prayers The Devil Answers reading and signing @ the Central Library (GSO), 7 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb will read from her latest novel set in rural Tennessee during the Great Depression, in which a sheriff’s widow must assume her late husband’s job and encounters sexism while attempting to unravel a mystery. Visit for more information.