Second Spring 2019 Schedule

11:30 am- 12:45 pmWriting for Pleasure…and Maybe Even for Posterity  

How many times have you said to yourself, “I ought to write down some of the things that have happened in my life”?  Here is your nudge.  Diana Calaway, retired teacher of composition and literature, and Naomi Foote, former newspaper writer, will lead a mini-workshop in memoir writing.

The purpose will not be to teach writing technique but to energize you by helping you identify parts of your history worth writing about.  For about a decade, Naomi and Diana have been leading local seminars, “Writing Stories from Your Life,” sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center.  In this session, they will share some of the tips their writers have found helpful.

Join us from 11:30am-12:45pm at the Historic Broyhill Center.


1:00 pm –An Afternoon with Randell Jones If you are coming to the Second Spring Arts Festival to be entertained, to be inspired, and to consider sharing your own work, then join us at 1:00pm on May 4at the Second Spring Arts Festival when Randell Jones will offer all three during the focus on “Literary.”

Randell Jones is an award-winning author and storyteller. He is the author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone and Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain as well as other books of the pioneer era and the American Revolution. Most of his books feature historical aspects of North Carolina, including From Time to Time in North Carolina and Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State. He has produced three videos including “The American Spirit, 1780.”

3:00 pm – Let’s Dance with Pat Adkins!

Pat has over 30 years of experience teaching dance, including at the Fred Astaire Teaching Ballroom in the 1960’s. She has taught all levels and a variety of classes – clogging, swing, country two-step, partner waltz, and partner cha-cha. She has worked for Winston-Salem Parks & Recreation  for 25 years and currently works with South Fork Recreation, Old Town Recreation, King Recreation, and Surry County Community College. She teaches children and adults and dances five days a week for four-five hours daily! Pat says that “dancing is the #1 form of exercise for the body and keeps the brain healthy”.