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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Wahoo, it's Wednesday! Just two more days to another beautiful weekend! And just two more days to register for our fabulous FREE family portrait session and FREE 11x17 print with Greensboro-based Andrea Halsey Photography! This promotion ends at Noon on Friday, so sign up now! Just be sure you are a Triad Smarty Pants newsletter subscriber first!

Before you head into the weekend, there are a couple of cool events happening tomorrow. First, Music in the Courtyard (in the Stratford Commons Shopping Center behind Big Shots) has kicked off and will continue every Thursday night from 7 to 9 pm until September 4.

Also, if you are interested in buying, selling, or just learning about the benefits of cloth diapers, then mark your calendar for the second Cloth Diaper Swap/Sale being held tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, at 9:30am at 721 Luxbury Road, in Winston-Salem, 27104. Email for more information.

As for the rest of the weekend, read on!

Poolside Movie Night!
Friday, July 17 at 8 pm
Kernersville Parks & Recreation, 1385-B South Park Dr., Kernersville, NC
Join KPRD for an outdoor family movie, popcorn & lemonade. COll off after a hot July day and enjoy some family entertainment at the Kernersville Community Water Park located at the Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain St. No registration necessary. $10 per family of up to 5 & YMCA members are FREE. Phone: 336-996-3062.

"West Side Story"
Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
Location: Weaver Academy Theatre, 300 S. Spring St., GSO
City Arts Drama Center’s three acting troupes present their summer musical and join together to tell the love story of Tony and Maria, amid a turf war between the Jets and the Sharks. $10. Phone: 336-335-6426.

Friday Midnight Basketball
Friday, July 17
Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion, Barber Park, 1500 Dan’s Road, GSO
This summer, The Next Level of the Triad and The Hope Project are bringing back Midnight Basketball at Barber Park. Beginning May 15 – August 14, middle school and high school students are invited to come out every Friday night from 8:30–11:30 p.m. for some of the best pick-up games in the city. Bring your friends and form a team, or join up with other players. Busta Brown from 97.1 WQMG will be on site with great music and prizes. Guest speakers will be on hand with a special message for teens at 10 p.m. each evening. A designated court will be available for women’s games only. Please note games will not be held on June 19 or July 3. Free. Phone: 336-297-5019.

La Leche League Monthly Meeting
Friday, July 17 from 10 - 11:30 am
Leonard Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, GSO
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are welcome for breastfeeding information and support. Babies and toddlers are always welcome. Free.

Preteen Friday Night Dance
Friday, July 17 from 6 - 9 pm
Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington
Preteens in grades 3-5 can come out and have a great time dancing to the latest music and meeting other preteens. Concessions are open with pizza and cold drinks. Video games and billiards are always available for play.$4. Phone: 336-222-5134.

No Boundaries: Beginner 5K Training Program
Saturday, July 18
Whole Foods Market 41 Miller Street, Winston-Salem
Hit the ground running this fall! This 12-week training program (includes: coaching, informational clinics and more) is designed for beginner runners and others that are currently inactive or minimally active. No Boundaries is an excellent way to get in shape and become healthier. Stop by Saturday, July 18 from 12-4pm for more information and to register.336-722-9233.

Alamance County Arts Council’s Saturday Family Fun Day
Saturday, July 18 from 10 - 11:30 am
Captain White House, 213 S. Main St. Graham
The event is full of interactive, entertaining and educational art activities for children of all ages and features an Animal Safari theme. Members, $2 per family; non-members, $5 per family. Phone: 336-226-4495.

Summer on Trade
Saturday, July 18 from 7 - 10 pm
Corner 6th and Trade streets in The Arts District, W-S
The best street party in the Triad is back for its 10th year celebration. Each Saturday night this summer, plan to come to Downtown's Arts District for an eclectic mix of live music, delicious festival food and beverages and dancing in the streets. Fun for the entire family! Free. Phone: 336-354-1500.

Village Fair at Mendenhall
Saturday, July 18 from 10 to 4 pm
City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown
The High Point Museum opens the Mendenhall Meeting House in City Lake Park as part of the day’s celebration of the history of the Quakers, early Jamestown and the Historic Mendenhall Plantation. Free. Phone: 336-454-3819.

Kool Kreme Social
Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm
Krispy Kreme--Greensboro 2401 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro
Come celebrate the launch of Krispy Kreme's new soft serve at the Kool Kreme Social! Join the fun at Krispy Kreme, sample Kool Kreme, and enjoy an afternoon of "kool" surprises. There will be activities for all ages including art projects, activities organized by the featured non-profits, "kool" music, and more. The Krispy Kreme antique delivery truck also will be on hand to add to the festivities. Krispy Kreme will donate 20 percent of all sales during the Social at the Battleground Road store to the Greensboro Children's Museum.

“Create Your Own Cookie”
Sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Tuesday 1:30-3 p.m.
Spring Garden Bakery & Coffee House, 1932 Spring Garden St., GSO
Let your imaginations and taste buds run wild! Use our basic dough and ingredients to create your own unique cookie. For 7 years old and up. Reservations required. $20.Phone: 336-272-8199.

Carolina One Love Reggae Festival
Sunday, July 19 at 4 pm
Lee Street Parking Lot, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Lee St. GSO
Some of reggae’s hottest artists will help the Carolina One Love Fest celebrate its fifth anniversary. In addition to performances by Mystic and Akon’s Konvict Muzik acts Rock City and Verse, the following stars will hit the stage: Bounty Killer, Serani, Collie Buddz, Tanya Stephens and Mavado. $35; 12 and under, free. Phone: 1-800-745-3000.

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 pm
Lindley Park, Starmount Drive at W. Market St. and Wendover Ave., GSO
Bring the family and a picnic dinner and enjoy music featuring the Philharmonia of Greensboro. Free. Phone: 336-373-2373.

What did we forget? Please add your event scoop below!


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