Upcoming Events...

Thursday, May 30: Join Us for the Foothills Group Conservation Dinner/ Discussion

6:30 to 8:30pm Cha-Da Thai 420 Jonestown Road · Winston Salem, NC
Across our state and nation, the adage, "When the people lead, the leaders will follow," seems ever more relevant to protecting our environment.   In responding to misguided legislative and national policies,  we are challenged to find new ways to educate others and join our voices in a growing movement to bring positive change.  Join us as we discuss current conservation issues and actions needed, from promoting clean energy and opposing offshore drilling, to protecting our parks and natural areas,  while enjoying fine Thai cuisine.   For more information, contact johnccalhoun@bellsouth.net or (336) 777-8315.
John Calhoun
Foothills Conservation Chair

Friday May 31 – Saturday June 2: NC Trail Days
Save the date for an exciting new annual festival celebrating the MST and surrounding trails in Elkin on May 31 – June 2, 2019. This long weekend will be full of family-oriented competitive and recreational activities, educational workshops, guest speakers, art exhibitions, guided hikes, outdoor oriented vendors and non-profits and lots of opportunities to get out and enjoy area trails including paddling on the Yadkin River Trail. Downtown Elkin on the MST will be hopping with music, food, beer gardens, an end of the day parade celebrating the day of activities and winners of the Trail Days Triathlon, the Stone Mountain Hill Climb Race, mountain bike relay, paddle races, a Tour de Trail Days cycling event and much more. Organizers plan lots of kids activities, a permanent MST Thru-Hikers Hall of Fame in Elkin, a Volkesmarche from Stone Mountain State Park, and plenty of opportunities for trail lovers to mingle and celebrate. Stay tuned for a complete line-up of activities in the coming months.For more information, please contact Denise Lyon, Festival Director at myfrienddenise@gmail.com.

Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2: Vade Mecum will be OPEN
Friends of Sauratown Mountains Volunteers will have the beautiful property open for hiking and historical tours June 1and 2 -Saturday/Sunday- from 9am to 5pm . Come by and take the Tour, Hike the Trails, Buy a tee shirt, Buy a cap, Support your Parks! Or just come by to say hey to the cheerful & dedicated volunteers of your Favorite ALL Volunteer Organization supporting your Community!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/savesertoma/
Vade Mecum Hotel 
1105 Camp Sertoma Drive · Westfield
 

Thursday June 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

Thursday, June 13: Foothills Group Program: Bird Friendly Communities

Sierra Club's May Program will be held Thursday June 13th
Location: Family Services, 1200 S. Broad St, Winston Salem
Social: 7:00pm
Announcements: 7:30
Program: 7:45
Website: http://northcarolina.sierraclub.org/foothills/
This month’s program features speaker Jesse Anderson from Audubon Society who will speak about birds, bird watching, bird friendly gardens, and practices, etc.
Sierra meetings are free and open to all.
Contact Kathy Noble: knrigsbee@gmail.com for questions

Saturday June 22: Sierra Club Foothills Summer Yard Sale
Sierra Club is looking for your donations
We politely ask that all items be gently used
(no holes, no stains, no worn out springs)
So! Clear your clutter and give it to us
We'll sell it to support the causes we must!
We need your donations, but we don't need them today,
We need you to save them instead of giving them away.

We accept donations on June 20th and 21st from 8 am to 8 pm at the church. Our Yard Sale is on the 22nd!
We thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts but need to remind you this can't be written off (these donations are not tax deductible).
Presbyterian Church - Winston Salem
1000 Yorkshire Rd, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
Would you like to volunteer to help with the sale or get more information? Email us at mariposa7311@gmail.com so we can make plans!

Thursday, July 18, - Sunday July 21: Annual Foothills Group of the Sierra Club Camporee

IMPORTANT: To join us, you must use the Eventbrite Site at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-sierra-club-foothills-annual-camporee-tickets-47122344200
ARRIVAL TIME: Check in begins at 3:00pm on Thursday July 18, but you may arrive as your schedule permits. There will be a Foothills member there to welcome you through Saturday morning.
The Foothills Group of the Sierra Club has planned a special camping/hiking weekend July 18-21st, 2019 to explore areas proposed for protection in the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest. This 2019 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 invite you to come and experience this beautiful area of our state July 18-21. This is a fun, educational experience designed to bring awareness to the protection, management and wilderness expansion proposals that are underway.
The Camporee will take place at a group campsite in the Briar Bottom Campground near Mt Mitchell, NC. The facility also provides hot showers and restrooms with flush toilets. Campers can purchase ice and firewood on-site.
There will be easy and moderate led hikes which will highlight several of the areas under consideration for wilderness inclusion.
The ticket fee includes one breakfast and one dinner hosted by the Sierra Club Foothills group.
NOTE: The Sierra Club requires all outings participants to sign a standard waiver.