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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Activities 12/12 – 12/14

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarty Readers. Get ready for another weekend full of activities for the whole family. Below is just a sampling, so if you have an event you want mentioned (particularly those that are FREE), please add a comment below. Also, be sure to visit SciWorks in Winston-Salem this Friday from 4-8 pm for their FREE Holiday Open House. Look for an upcoming blog by one of our Smarty Moms who is attending this event, and will share her experiences!

Don’t Forget the Smartiest Giveaway Ever!! A $925 shopping spree at the shops at Morrison in Charlotte. Click Here to enter this giveaway, it will end on Wednesday 12/10 at 11pm! Morrison Shops are located on the corner of Sharon Road and Colony Road in the heart of SouthPark.

A Christmas Carol
Fri., Dec. 12 and Sat, Dec. 13 at 8 pm
Sun, Dec. 13 at 2 pm.
High Point Theatre
NC Shakespeare Festival's annual production of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" is the ultimate family theatre experience, providing wholesome, imaginative holiday entertainment for the entire family. $21-$31.

Fri, Dec. 12 at 8 pm, Sat, Dec. 13 at 2 pm, and Sun, Dec. 14 at 8 pm
War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro
Triad Best of Broadway Series presents the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," "Annie" is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. $39.50-$55.50.

Parent’s Night out/Kid’s Abrakadoodle Art Night
Fri, Dec. 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Bryan Family YMCA, Greensboro
Parents – How about a FUN and educational alternative for the kids while you spend some quality time alone with your special someone? At Abrakadoodle Art Camp, Doodlers ages 6-12 will develop new skills and talents while creating their own unique masterpieces through painting, sculpting, collaging and more. Students will complete three different projects during each three-hour camp while being introduced to a wide variety of new techniques, materials, artistic styles and multi-cultural themes featuring contemporary and master artists from around the world. Enrollment is open to everyone – not just Bryan Family YMCA members! $34.50 (incl. materials fees).

Children’s Festival of Giving and Light
Fri, Dec. 12 at 4 pm
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
Holiday crafts, music and theatre for children. An optional art activity will take place at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment by Crescendo, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Honors Chorus and children's theatre performances will begin at 4 p.m. Free.

SciWorks Holiday Open House
Fri., Dec. 12 from 4-8 pm.
SciWorks, Winston-Salem
Join us for a warm and toasty evening of live holiday music, make-and-take crafts, planetarium shows and light refreshments. Plus, enjoy all of SciWorks' indoor exhibits. Free.

Abrakadoodle Art Education Class
Sat., Dec. 13 from 1:15 – 2 pm
Bryan Family YMCA, Greensboro
FUN, hands-on, multicultural art classes for ages 6-12, where kids develop new skills and talents while learning about contemporary and master artists, artistic techniques and “arty” words using mixed media. Students complete an original piece of artwork during each class session (most of which are framed and ready for display) while having a BLAST! Enrollment is open to everyone - not just Bryan Family YMCA members! Enroll any time; classes can be prorated. $12.50 per class (incl. materials fees).

Winston –Salem Children’s Chorus Holiday Concert
Sat, Dec. 13 at 7 pm
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem
Enjoy holiday choral music performances by our city’s talented youth. Music will include The Nutcracker Suite put to words, Andrew Carter’s Mistletoe Carol, as well as classics by Bach, Handel, and Hans Leo Hassler. Adults $10; Students and Seniors $8; 12 & under, free.

Youth Saturday Workshop: Holiday Arts
Sat, Dec. 13 from 1-4 pm
Theatre Art Galleries, High Point
Holiday art for kids ages 6 and up. $25


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