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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Activities

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday! If you are like me, you are already thinking ahead to the weekend and wondering what fun (and free!) events are scheduled – particularly those for kids. And if you’re really like me, you get frustrated searching a million different places for a decent event calendar. Well, my goal is to grow this Wednesday post as THE place to get the scoop on fun family events. But, as always, I need your help! Please offer any other event ideas below in the comment section.

Smarty Mom Rachel H offered some scoop to TriadSmartyPants this week: Be sure to check out LJVM Coliseum’s public ice skating opportunities. Thanks, Rachel, I know we will! Have a great weekend!

Public Ice Skating at LJVM Coliseum
Fri, Dec. 19 from 12:30 pm to 4 pm
Sat, Dec. 20 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Sun, Dec. 21 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm
LJVM Coliseum, W-S
$6 admission, $3 skate rental, $1 spectator

Four Seasons Town Centre Holiday Concert Series
Fri., Dec. 19 from 6 - 8 pm
Four Seasons Town Centre (GSO) is offering a free concert series to mall visitors this holiday. Enjoy free entertainment, courtesy of Four Seasons Town Centre. The King of Diamonds will be the night’s entertainment.

Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity
Fri, Dec. 19 at 8 pm; Sat, Dec. 20 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Triad Stage, Pyrle Theater, GSO
Triad Stage's family-friendly hit returns again this year. Reverend Roy Ledbetter and the Open Heart Community Fellowship congregation are back to bring the Christmas story to life in an Appalachian setting with down home laughter, toe-tapping music and a tug at the heart. In the tradition of the medieval mystery plays of Old England, Beautiful Star weaves music, humor and awe together, re-telling great stories from the Bible in a festive gathering of family, friends and faith. $12-$42

Christmas at Körner’s Folly
Fri, Dec. 19 and Sat, Dec. 20 from 10 am to 8 pm; Sun, Dec. 21 from 1-6 pm.
Körner’s Folly, Main Street, Kernersville
Come see this amazing historic 22-room mansion beautifully decorated in the magical splendor of Christmas. Adults $10, ages 6-18 $6, ages 6 and under, free. Open Christmas Day 1-8 p.m.

Christmas Castle Trail and Holiday Craft Show
Fri, Dec. 19 and Sat, Dec. 20 from 6 – 8:30 pm;
Sun, Dec. 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Castle McCulloch, 3925 Kivett Drive, Jamestown
A magical Christmas walking trail of lights, 22' singing Christmas Tree complete with decorated Castle and photo opportunities with Santa Clause. $6-9.

Family Fun Friday Night at the Greensboro Children’s Museum
Fri, Dec. 19 from 5-8 pm
The Greensboro Children's Museum welcomes all families to the museum on Friday nights for a night of fun. $3/pp

Sealy / FOX8 Holiday Concerts for The Salvation Army 2008
Saturday, Dec. 20 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem
FREE Admission with donation of requested items, such as canned and boxed food, baby diapers and toothpaste. During this holiday season, Sealy, FOX8 and Old Dominion understand that times are hard and The Salvation Army Food Bank is low on food and non-perishable items. To help raise donations, Sealy and FOX8 are partnering to host the Sealy/Fox8 Holiday Concerts to help families in the Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point areas.


Anonymous said...

NCSF Presents: A Christmas Carol

12/19/2008 - 8pm, at High Point Theatre 220 East Commerce Avenue, High Point NC

NCSF's annual production of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol

Cost: $31 - $21


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