Ten things to do for free in the Triad, Dec. 10–16

by Dani Vanderboegh

‘Tis the season for holiday fun, and by our count free fun is better. Whether you’re all about the holiday spirit or a bit of a Scrooge, we have something on the list for you, free of charge. If you head out to spread a little cheer (or bah-hum-bug), post your selfies on Facebook and tag YES! Weekly. You might even win a little extra something from the YES! Santa.

WesnesdayDec. 10, 2014

1.22nd Annual SoutheastInvitational Miniature Art Show

When: All Day, Dec. 10, 16

Where: Germanton Gallery in Germanton3530 HWY 8 – 65 Germanton, N.C. 27019

More: This exhibit will feature more than 120 paintings, sculptureand wood carvings.

ThursdayDec. 11, 2014


When: All Day

Where: St. Philips African Moravian Church911 South Church St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: St. Philips African Moravian Church at Old Salem Museums& Gardens is holding a Christmas Lovefeast to commemorate the first serviceheld in the church on Dec. 15, 1861. Lovefeast will begin at noon and is freeand open to the public. It will include traditional Lovefeast buns and tea aswell as special music

FridayDec. 12, 2014

3.Supporting HighSchool Students

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Chapel Hill Art Gallery1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514

More: The Gallery will host the creative works of high schoolstudents from Chapel Hill and Carrboro and a reception including an auction andfundraiser to benefit the Community Youth Project whose goal is to provide asafe after-school place for students to come together.

SaturdayDec. 13, 2014

4.Home for the HolidaysGingerbread House Contest

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Beeson Decorative Hardware and Plumbing2210 Geddie Place, High Point, N.C. 27262

More: Beeson Decorative Hardware and Plumbing is hosting aGingerbread House Competition to benefit Open Door Ministries of High Pointduring the 2014 holiday season. Individuals are encouraged to not only enterbut also vote for their favorite entry. The theme of this year’s event is’Holiday Memories.

5.Second Saturdays atGallery 205

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Gallery 205 205 Lyndon St., Greensboro, N.C. 27403

More: Gallery 205 is the largest working studio in Greensboro withover 35 artists who paint, woodwork, sculpt, metal work, make jewelry and moreunder one roof. Come on by and meet the artists in their studios.

6.Live Nativity Event

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church2354 Finch Farm Rd., Trinity, N.C. 27370

More: The one-day event will feature actors and live animalsincluding a camel and live music including the Steele Family a bluegrass Gospelband. There will also be an indoor marketplace filled with food, crafts andother activities for the whole family.

7.Olivia Jean

When: 11:30 p.m.

Where: Cat’s Cradle300 E. Main St., Carrboro, N.C. 27510

More: Olivia Jean is the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teethin the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jacksonand Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles.

TuesdayDec. 16, 2014

8.Salem Band HolidayConcert

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Home Moravian Church529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: The concert theme is ‘Mother and Child.’ Enjoy classic andpopular holiday favorites, as well as some new music to celebrate the season. Formore information, visit: or contact Eileen Young at336-413-2180,

9.Holiday ChristmasLights: Tanglewood

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: City of Salisbury Parks and Recreation132 N. Main St., Salisbury, N.C. 28146

More: Visit register.

10.Trivia with TriviaTim

When: 8:15 p.m.

Where: Finnigan’s Wake620 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: There are three sets of questions for teams, and thecompetition usually lasts until 9:45 pm. Win trivia and earn a gift certificatetoward your tab as well as other cool prizes.