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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Smarty Scoop for Weekend Events

By Katie M

It’s finally starting to feel like winter, and thankfully there's lots to do indoors this weekend! If we forgot to mention any great events, leave a comment below. And, if you have an event you want featured, feel free to email me here with your info, and we’ll get it posted.

Don’t forget that our own Smarty Mom Robin Fulk is hosting trunk shows for Ragsland and Gigi and Jack beginning tomorrow. If you would like to attend these parties, email Robin here for more information. Below are the days and times of the shows:

Ragsland – Saturday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 7 pm

Gigi and Jack – Thursday, Jan. 15 from 3 – 7 pm; Friday, Jan. 16 from 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday, Jan. 18 from 1 pm – 5 pm; or by appointment.

Here are some other great events happening around the Triad. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Max and Ruby
Friday, Jan. 16 Noon and 7 pm; Saturday at 11 am
The Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S
Big sisters have big responsibilities, especially when the little brother is a big trouble-maker! Join in the fun as TheatreworksUSA presents "Max and Ruby," a lovable new musical full of fun and sibling revelry based on the top-rated Nickelodeon television show inspired by Rosemary Wells' bunny siblings, Max and Ruby. Recommended for Pre-K-3rd graders. $8/$12 reserved (Saturday and evening shows only).

Piedmont Fire Expo
Friday, Jan. 16 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, Jan. 17 from 8 am to 5 pm
LJVM Coliseum, W-S
What child doesn’t get excited seeing bright red fire engines, sirens screaming, whizzing down the street? Or hope to become a firefighter when he or she grows up? On Friday and Saturday at Joel Coliseum, youngsters and their families will get a chance to experience first-hand the exciting world of firefighting and rescue at the Piedmont Fire Expo, the annual fundraiser of the Forsyth County Fire and Rescue Association. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children 12 and under.

Other events at the January Expo scheduled to be included are hands-on fire-extinguisher safety stations, a fire safety house that children can crawl through and learn very important safety tips, photo opportunities with Sparky the Dog, Air Care helicopter, kid giveaways and many more hands on activities for the entire family.

LPG Live Fire Training
Friday 1PM - 4PM
Saturday 9AM - 12PM, 1PM - 4PM

School Bus Extrication
Saturday 9AM - 12PM, 1PM - 4PM

Family Yoga
Friday, Jan. 16 at 6 pm
Sunrise Yoga Studio, 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 1, Clemmons
Bring your kids (any age) for a fun family outing of yoga poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation together. There is a cost – click on link above for more details.

Children’s Museum Day @ Barnes & Nobles
Saturday, Jan. 17
Barnes & Nobles at Friendly Shopping Center, GSO
Mark you calendars. If you need to do some book it on Jan 17th. Come anytime that day to help out the Children's Museum...but, Big Bang Boom will be performing in the store at about 2 pm.

Adoption Expo
Saturday, Jan. 17 from 8 am to 12:30 pm
Blaise Baptist Church, Mocksville
Adoption Expo will feature family testimonies, breakout sessions and music by adoption advocate and contemporary Christian singer, Meredith Andrews. The expo will provide resources from over two dozen agencies (most will have representatives available on site). The event will inspire and inform the public about opportunities for foster care, domestic and international adoption. Free! Call 751-3639 from more information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade
Saturday, Jan. 17 at 3 pm
Russell Street, Downtown High Point
Parade honoring Martin Luther King's birthday. Begins at Russell St. and ends at Richardson St.
Call 434-4000 for more information.

Recycling in Greensboro
Saturday, Jan. 17 from 10 – 11 am
Frank Sharpe Jr.Wildlife Education Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
This class covers the importance of recycling, what happens to the recyclable materials when they leave the recycling center, and what Greensboro’s recycling program looks like. For ages 6 and up. Free!

WS/FCS Elementary Art Exhibition and Reception
Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 pm
Salem Fine Arts Center, Salem College, W-S
This exhibition showcases works by selected elementary art students in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school system. On exhibit January 7 - January 30. Call 721-2636 for more information.


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