Salem Lake is a 365-acre lake with a 7-mile trail around it just southeast of downtown. Currently, there are no water activities due to dam construction but normally boats can be rented and its a popular spot for fishing. There is also a fishing station with staff who can help with gear and bait. The trail around the lake is a very nice walk, especially during fall when the leaves change color. In addition to the main parking area off Salem Lake Road, there is also a smaller parking area on Linville Road if you want to cut the distance in half. And there is a very scenic spot where a small creek tumbles over rock ledges as it flows into the lake. Bare rock just near the bridge makes a great picnic spot. This spot is less than a mile from the fishing station going counterclockwise.
Add a taste of art to your life. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to this low-key class. It’s a great opportunity for anyone wanting to enjoy the thrill of creativity and the company of good friends.
Follow the stroke-by-stroke instructions or tap into your wild, avant-garde side. It is completely up to you. Have a good time and some good wine. Makes some new friends and at the end of the night you take home your masterpiece.
All supplies included No experience necessary
Class space limited to 20 people per night
Don't forget that you can reserve space for a birthday, special occasion or if you just want to have fun with a group of 10-20 friends. Please call to reserve a date and time.
Location: Graphics 2 - See our website calendar for dates and sample paintings
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, $35 per person
Fridays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, $40 per person
River Run Film Fest is held every year in late spring -- around the end of April. Films are shown at the Stevens Ctr, the Garage, NCSA and a few other locations that I can't recall at the moment. Most of the films are quite good, and there is a tremendous selection from which to choose. Tix during the 2005 season were $6 per person, per movie; an all access pass was around $250.
Check out Downtown/4th & Trade Street districts on Friday and Sat night for live jazz and blues. Most of the restaurants are fairly decent, and some are now starting to offer outdoor patio seating. The number of restaurant choices is increasing -- I think that 4 or 5 new ones are scheduled to open in June 2005. 6th & Vine is my personal fave.
The Gallery District around 6th & Trade holds a Gallery Hop on the first Friday of every month -- free wine and a chance to see various art from different local artisans. The Speak Easy is best for jazz -- the Garage on 7th is best for all other types of music.
Go visit Wake Forest University. The campus is gorgeous and the basketball team is one of the best in the nation. Lots of friendly people.