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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday! Easter is just around the corner and it's shaping up to be an eggstraordinary weekend! Whether your kids are in school or not, there are enough egg hunts between now and Sunday to please anyone's crazy schedule. Just take your pick from the list below. And if you get egged out, there's other fun, family things to do too all over the Triad. Just read on, Smarties!

Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 10th from 10am-11am
William G. White JR. Family YMCA (formerly Central YMCA)
775 West End Blvd, Winston Salem
FREE for the YMCA members and for the families in the community!
Call 336-721-2100 ext 2055 for more information.

Puppet Show: Eggs on Marvel Mountain
Friday, April 10 at 11:30am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem
Join us while we follow Olga and Granny Ninsky on their adventure that turns an unfortunate mishap into a magical Easter surprise! Puppet shows are in the MESDA. Cost is $2 or included with an All-In-One Ticket. Call 336.721.7350 for more information.

Glow-N-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 10 at 6 pm
Mayco Bigelow Community Center, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington
Burlington Recreation and Parks presents the annual Glow-N-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter baskets to search the gym for glowing eggs with prizes inside and then get a picture with the Easter Bunny. For ages 2-5. Free. Phone: 336-222-5138.

Steeple Hill Farm Spring Fun-For-All
Monday - Friday by appointment or for groups; Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12from 1-4 pm.
Steeple Hill Farm, 7000 Belford Road, Summerfield
"Barn Babies, Buds & Blooms, Butterflies & Burros." Come enjoy a relaxing, fun day at beautiful Steeple Hill Farm, a Triad working farm. Feed barnyard babies, including lambs, pigs, goats, rabbits, calves and chickens. See the home of the "Enchanted Wonder Trees", travel the butterfly trail on the hay wagon, visit the pig pen, chicken coop and "Solomon" the bucking guard burro and more. $10/$9 each groups of 4 or more; age 2 and under, free. Phone: 336-643-9355.

Lillie's Friends Birthday Blast and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11 from 10 am to 2 pm
Children's Museum Winston Salem, Outdoor area, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S.
Please read our post about Lillie, this event, and the wonderful foundation in her name. This outdoor family festival includes an Egg Hunt, inflatables, balloon magician, Big Bang Boom Kids Rock Band, crafts, games, face painting and more. This event is sponsored by Lillie's Friends Foundation, which raises awareness and funding for pediatric cancer. Free; public donations accepted. Note: Web site is now working. Email for more informaiton.

Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11. Times: Toddlers @ 1:00, ages 5-8 @ 1:30 and 9-12 @ 2:00.
Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W Market St, GSO
Pony rides, games, bounce house, giant slide, prizes, face painting, and an Easter egg hunt. A brass ensemble will perform and the choir will sing Easter songs. Admission is $1.00 at the door.

2nd Annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
Saturday, April 11 10 am - Noon (Eggs drop at 11 am)
West Forsyth YMCA (back soccer fields), Clemmons, NC
Thousands of candy filled eggs will be falling from a helicopter. Free snacks and refreshments. Inflatable slide. Bounce House. Face Painting. Door prizes, including Nintendo Wii and more. Registration for door prizes starts at 9:45 am. Contact Pastor Mickey Leonard at 336-782-2248 for more information.

2009 Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
High Point City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown
Egg hunts for different age groups. Free train and carrousel rides, children's games, costume characters, playground, miniature golf and more. Free. Phone: 336-883-3498.

Celebrating Easter in Salem
Saturday, April 11 at 9:30am
Old Salem Museums & Gardens 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem
Join us for a day of Easter celebrations in Salem with hands-on activities like painting Easter eggs, try some delicious sugar cake, and visit the Single Brothers' Saal for a special performance on the Tannenberg Organ.
All-In-One Ticket required. Call 336.721.7350 for more information.

Family Movie Night
Thataways Youth Center
Saturday, April 11th beginning at 7 pm
Each month we invite families to come enjoy a movie on our big screen. Enjoy yummy concessions including warm popcorn and candy favorites. All you need to bring are comfy seats or blankets. Family Movie Nights are held the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please call 222-5134 for upcoming movies and ratings. April Movie - Bolt - Rated PG. Free, small cost for games & concessions.

High Point Museum
Saturday, April 11, 10 am to 4 pm
Blacksmithing Demonstration in the Historical Park
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in.

The Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday, April 11th. Times: Age 3 and under @ 10am, ages 4-7 @ 10:45am, ages 8-12 @ 11:30am.
Civitan Park in Kernersville

Egg Hunt and Hotdog Lunch
Saturday, April 11 at 11 am
Centenary UMC 5280 Hampton Rd, Clemmons
Egg Hunt, crafts, games, stories, hotdog lunch. Pre-schoolers through 5th graders and their families. Free. Call 336-766-1552 for more information.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11 from 9 am to Noon.
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway, W-S.
Huge Easter egg hunt for all ages on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. Call 336-734-1215for more information.

Aqua Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11 at 11 am
Maynard Aquatic Center,1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington
Join the race as kids from the community jump in for the bright colorful eggs that fill the pool. Bathing suits are required. For ages 14 and under. Phone: 336-222-5043. Free.

Burlington City Park Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m.
Burlington City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington
There will be age divisions throughout the park for egg hunts and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. Free. Phone: 222-5030.

Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday, April 11. Times: Ages 3 and under, 10 a.m. ages 4-7, 10:45 a.m.; ages 8-12, 11:30 a.m.

Civitan Ballfield, Kernersville
Join the Easter Bunny for a fast-paced Easter scramble for colored eggs filled with treats. Free. Phone: 336-996-6421

Saturday, April 11 from 9 am to 5 pm.
NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro
See zoo animals hunt for treats! Free with regular admission, adults, $10; children 2-12, $6; under 2, free. Phone: 1-800-488-0444.

Glow-N-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
Fairchild Community Center, 827 S. Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington
Burlington Recreation and Parks presents the annual Glow-N-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter baskets to search the gym for glowing eggs with prizes inside and then get a picture with the Easter Bunny. For ages 6-8. Free.

Wilderness Survival Skills Session 1 - Emergency Preparedness
Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-noon
Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
A four-part series of classes designed to teach the basics of surviving in the wilderness. For ages 10 and older. $2. Phone: 336-373-3802.

Please add any events you would like mentioned in the comments below.

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Gina Pruette said...

What an incredibly comprehensive list of Easter weekend activities! Thank you!

Katie M said...

Rumor has it the helicopter has been grounded for the egg hunt at the YMCA in Clemmons - bummer! If anyone knows differently, please add a post!

Anonymous said...

The egg hunt at Reynolda this week was a fun time. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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