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Thursday April 13 at 7:00: Topic: The Not so Secret Lives of Honey Bees and Our Dependence on Pollinators

Speaker: Brad Niven, Bee Keeper

Single Brothers' Workshop

10 Academy Street in Old Salem, Winston Salem, NC (map)

Thursday April 20: The Town of Kernersville Earth Day Celebration 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


“The Town of Kernersville invites residents to attend this year's Earth Day celebration on April 20th, 2017! Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden will host this year's event from 11:00-5:00pm. Kernersville's Earth Day celebration is free and centers on environmental, conservation, and sustainability topics. It will feature many exciting eco-friendly products and services, local environmental organizations, food trucks, t-shirt and tree seedling giveaways, and much more. We are especially excited this year to have a hands-on stream simulator to demonstrate stream processes and ways to improve water quality. Activities for children include arts and crafts with reused material provided by the Scrap Exchange, Earth Day paint mural, science fun and games!”


The Foothills Group will be there!  If you would like to help staff our table, please contact Henry Fansler at 336-473-0283 or

Thursday April 20 at 6:30pmFoothills Planning Meeting


Want to help us plan for the activities of the Foothills Group?  The Executive Committee (ExCom) and interested volunteers meet monthly for pizza and 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 home of Charlie Wilson, 1177 Edgebrook Drive, Winston-Salem.  For more information, contact Monica Vallier at, or John Calhoun at

Saturday, April 22: Piedmont Earth Day Fair


The Foothills Group will be there and we need volunteers for our booth for an hour or two throughout the day.  For more information, contact Monica Vallier, or John Calhoun at

Saturday, April 29: Join us! The North Carolina Sierra Club is organizing bus transportation from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.


We will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.  

Tens of thousands have already signed up to attend the People's Climate March on April 29 in Washington, D.C. as we stand together to fight for our planet and our people.

Join us! The North Carolina Sierra Club is organizing bus transportation from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.

This April we will come together in a massive march on Washington to show President Trump we mean business when it comes to climate change.

There is no doubt that Trump and his administration represent a serious threat to stopping climate change. Just last week he approved Keystone XL and reignited our fight to stop this tar sands pipeline. He is already following through on his outrageous campaign threats to dismantle not only environmental safeguards, but to restrict the rights of people of color, immigrants, working people, Muslims, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Ride with us to march with us! Sign up to save a seat on the Greensboro bus - and bring a friend, your family, and your neighbors!

Let's march together for a just and sustainable future.
Thank you,

Nicole Spivey
Piedmont Plateau Group Chair



Saturday, May 6: Hike - Rock Castle Gorge Loop Trail - 11 miles - Strenuous


Rock Castle Gorge Loop Trail is one of my all-time favorites in this area.  It is a strenuous 10.8-miler, with an initial elevation gain of over 1,100 feet in the first 1.25 miles.  From there it's usually down hill!  We'll travel through mature hardwood forests, grassy balds, active cow pastures, past an old CCC-era Appalachian Trail shelter and within sight of Floyd Fest's main stage.  The final 2 miles we'll meander along the beautiful Rock Castle Creek.  If our timing is right, we should have some spectacular spring wild flowers to accent the stunning views along the way.

Please call Dave Fairall at (336) 247-6888 for details on time and location.



Saturday, May 6: Conrad Road Adopt-a-Highway Service Outing


Please join us in our quarterly community service event on Conrad Road in Lewisville, picking up trash, recyclables, and other "interesting" things. It's rewarding to see a clean road at the completion of our task and great fun to talk to others while we work. Safety vests, gloves, trash bags and pick up sticks will be provided. Wear grubbies and footwear to keep your feet dry. The pickup takes about 2 hours. 
Contact Joel Wooten for details and meet up location before 9:00pm at 336-466-1314 or email The Sierra Club requires all outings participants to sign a standard waiver.