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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, and Happy Smarty Hug-Your-Girlfriends Day! Please visit CharlotteSmartyPants today to read Jen P's blog about our beloved friend Jen B, and to see how she is helping to turn February 4, an otherwise really sad day for all of us at SmartyPants, into a day to celebrate one another.

The weekend ahead has a bunch of fun things lined up for all of us in the Triad. One Smarty friend, who joined our Facebook community (yes, we are on Facebook - click the link at the top right of our homepage), gave us the heads-up that Weeruns in High Point just opened its consignment sale the end of January.

WeeRuns was started in 1994 as a semi-annual sales event in High Point. With just 28 consignors participating in that first sale, WeeRuns has grown through the years to include sales events in Rutherford County (2000), Wilmington (2007) and Winston-Salem (2008). Also, WeeRuns began licensing and has expanded outside North Carolina to include a sale in Dubuque, Iowa (2006). Current sales events organize over 900 participants and approximately 400 volunteer helpers per season. In 2007, over 120,000 consigned items were sold through WeeRuns sales events. Below is the breakdown on days, times and discounts for this event. Directions to the event are found on WeeRuns' web site.

Mon. February 2 to Fri. February 6

Saturday, February 7: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday, February 8: 1PM - 5PM

February 7 and 8 are Discount Days;
Most items will be half-price.

Clearance Event, Sunday, February 8: 6PM - 9:30PM
$5 cash admission charge per person
No one under 18 admitted during this sale event

"3-D Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adventure Movie from National Geographic"
Monday-Friday at Noon; Saturday 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m.
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive, GSO.
This awe-inspiring adventure takes viewers on a journey 80 million years back in time when an astonishing assortment of creatures swam and fought for survival beneath the mysterious prehistoric seas. Members, $5; non-members, $6 plus general museum admission.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"
Friday-Sunday, 8 p.m.
Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S.
A smash hit musical for both cynics and romantics presented by the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem. This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as "the relationship" while paying tribute to those who have loved and lost, and to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance. Adults, $22; Children/students, $18.

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 - 10 p.m.
Sixth, Trade and Liberty streets, W-S
Downtown Winston-Salem's Art District (DADA) for the first Friday Gallery Hop. Streets are closed and filled with the downtown arts community, artist demonstrations, music, dance and more. Free.

Family Fun Friday Nights
Friday, Feb. 6 from 5-8 p.m.
Greensboro Children's Museum
Greensboro Children's Museum welcomes all families on Friday nights for a night of fun at a discounted admission of $3.

Big Bang Boom Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 am
Winston Lake YMCA Read to Me Fest, WS
Winston Lake Family YMCA at 901 Waterworks Road, W-S.
Come hear the popular Greensboro-based children's music group at this festival which is open to the public and promotes a love of reading for children ages pre-school through third grade by meeting authors, having story time, making crafts and receiving a free book. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Baby Food Making Demo
Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m
O Baby Organics, WS
Chef it up for your beginner eater with Chef Stacy Johnson, a mom, chef, and owner of From Thyme to Time Personal Chef Service in WS. Learn how truly easy it is to make delicious homemade baby food for your little one, learn How to start making baby food today, know exactly what baby is eating by preparing it yourself, save money on expensive jarred foods, and finally...taste the difference. We will do a taste test comparing store bought to homemade.

GYC Artistry Awards Auditions
Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 am to 4 pm
Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., GSO.
The Greensboro Youth Council will hold auditions for their annual Artistry Awards talent competition with prizes up to $300, per category. Auditions are open to high school students or groups in the categories of creative writing, drama, visual art, vocal, print art, instrumental and dance. Free.

The Kernersville Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 pm
Senior Enrichment Center, 130 E Mountain St., Kernserville.
Each year dads and daughters look forward to this special Kernersville Parks & Recreation event. It's the one night where dads and daughters can dress up, be together, and make a memory that will last forever. Light refreshments, professional photography, a DJ for dancing, and door prizes available at the event. $15 per person. No tickets sold at the door.

What other events can you add below?


Anonymous said...

The Junior League of Winston-Salem is having its 12th annual Read to Me Festival. February 7th, 9am-2pm. Winston Lake YMCA (901 Waterworks Road, 27101) It is for preschool - 3rd grade children. They will receive free books, too! The event is free. Visit for more info.

Katie M said...

Thanks for the info. We included that info above under Big Bang Boom Saturday, but didn't clarify that it was an event by JL of WS or list its web site. Thanks for adding that!

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