Upcoming Events...

Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm: Foothills Planning Meeting NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR THIS DATE ONLY

Want to help us plan for the activities of the Foothills Group?  The Executive Committee (ExCom) and interested volunteers meet monthly for a discussion of group issues and projects.  If you would like to know more about the workings of the club or get involved in membership, outings, political activities or special projects, please join us!  Meet at the Alpha Chapelin Bethania, 5393 Ham Horton Lane; Bethania.  For more information, contact Kathy Noble at knrigsbee@gmail.com  or John Calhoun at johnccalhoun@bellsouth.net.

Thursday, August 16: Winston-Salem Bicycle Master Plan Public Input Meeting #2

Please see the notice below and the attached posters for the second public input meeting for the Winston-Salem Bicycle Master Plan process and distribute them to your contacts who may have an interest. The second meeting will provide a forum to share analyses and bicycle route/infrastructure recommendations and to collect feedback on those recommendations. We hope to see you on the 16th!

Matthew Burczyk

Saturday, August 18- Sunday August 19: Weekend Shining Rock Wilderness Backpack

This is a moderately strenuous 10-mile round trip weekend backpack that will cross Black Balsam Knob, Tennent Mountain, and Flower Knob to Shining Rock. We will be at altitudes above 6,000 feet. Blueberries will be at their peak! Each participant will be responsible for their food, water, and shelter. Bear cannisters are now required. To participate and for the carpool location, you must contact Joel Wooten at 336-466-1314 or atjoeltotopmountain@gmail.com. Wilderness outings are limited to 10 hikers. Note that the Sierra Club requires all outings participants to sign a standard waiver.

Tuesday August 21: FILM: "WINDFALL"

FILM: "WINDFALL" - 1 hour 23 minutes - with discussion to follow, 7:00-900pm


Temple Emanuel

201 Oakwood Drive · Winston-Salem, NC


Wind power is sustainable and burns no fossil fuels or produces no air pollution. It cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That’s what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town’s failing economy with a farm of their own -- that of 40 industrial wind turbines. WINDFALL documents how this proposal divides Meredith’s residents as they fight over the future of their community. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, a group of townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they discover the impacts that the 400-foot high windmills slated for Meredith could bring to their community as well as the potential for financial scams. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, WINDFALL is an eye-opener that should be required viewing for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.

Monday August 27: Jessica Singerman: The Shape of the Sky

Exhibition: August 27–October 5

Reception: Friday, September 7  |  6:00–8:00 pm

Velma Mason Davis Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center

Jessica Singerman’s paintings are inspired by what it feels like to be outdoors. The feeling of moving through outside space, along with the sensations of speed, temperature, and changing light, fuel her work. Mountains, forests, fields, and big skies are conjured through layers of shape and line in vivid color. 

Tuesday August 28: NC Sierra Club PAC Fundraiser

North Carolina Sierra Club Foothills Group

Please accept our invitation to the NC Sierra Club PAC fundraiser honoring our Sierra Club endorsed candidates in the Foothills!

John Motsinger, Jr., Senate district 31
Representative Evelyn Terry, House district 71
Representative Edward F. Hanes, Jr., House district 72
Terri LeGrand, House district 74
Dan Besse, House district 75

Special Guest: The Honorable Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston-Salem 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5-7pm

231 W 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Jim & Jane Hanes

Carol Ziel & Don Kautz 



Bill & Eileen Blancato, Woody Clinard, Jim Grice & Debra Demske, Keith & Carol Hiller, Gus & Linda Preschle, Timothy & Susan Webster


John Calhoun, Jack Campbell, Henry Fansler, Peter & Elyse Jung, Martha Kennedy, Kathy Noble, David & Kathy Pounds, Brad Herr & Terry Powell, Nicole Salkin, Maribeth Weinman, Joel Wooten


Neil & Kimberly Ashton, Randy & Vivian Fulk, Linda McCorkindale, Josh & Janet Loew, Ken & Andi Ostberg, Mike Hobby & Kathy Orms, Gayle Tuch, Laura Phail, Charlie & Anne Wilson, Charlie & Liz Wilson  

Contribute Online


Make and send your check to:

NC Sierra Club PAC

c/o Michael Mellow

1610 Woods Rd Apt. J

Winston-Salem, NC S 27106

Minimum ticket donation is $50.


If you are not a Sierra Club Member or you have questions, contact Debra Demske at debdemske@gmail.com or 336-382-0504.

Donations are NOT tax-deductible.

Thursday, September 6: Join us for Green Drinks Winston-Salem!

Are you an environmentalist looking to connect with like-minded friends in Winston-Salem?  Join local environmental organizations for drinks, community, and conversations at the monthly Green Drinks Winston-Salem.  A portion of each drink (not actually green!) will benefit your favorite environmental non-profits.

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Place: Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company

Where: 772 Trade St NW · Winston-Salem, NC

Friday- Sunday September 14-16: Third Annual NC Sierra Club National Forest Camporee! Special Places

North Carolina Chapter outings leaders have planned a special camping/hiking weekend September 14th-16th, 2018 to explore areas proposed for protection in the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest. This continues the “Camporee” tradition from the past two years. This 2018 group base camp outing will provide multiple opportunities to become familiar with some outstanding areas and proposed wilderness additions within this highly popular part of the Forest. We will be camping in multiple campsites within the Davidson River National Forest Campground near Brevard, NC.  The ticket price is $35 for adults, $15 for a child and includes a Saturday night meal.

Sierra Club members and non-members alike will have multiple opportunities to hike with an Outings Leader in the exceptional backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest.

To Register you must do so on the Eventbrite site:


For more information or questions contact Rosmarie Adams @ rbadams91@gmail.com