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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday! I just checked and it looks like this beautiful spring-like weather is going to stick around this weekend. Good weekend to do so because there are a bunch of fun outdoor events going on. Speaking of which, on Saturday, Allison T and I will be manning the Triad Smarty Pants table (offering temporary tatoos and Smarty candies for all) at the Kids for Kids Triathlon at Wake Forest University. Even if you don't have a child participating, come out and join the fun. There will be a lot of activities for all age groups!

If you have an upcoming weekend family event you want mentioned in a future Wednesday event blog, please email us here! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 24 at 12:30 pm
Corpening Plaza, 1st Street at the BB&T building, W-S
This will be a great opportunity to bring out kids, families and pets for an hour of fun in the sun downtown. All that's required is that you bring your own bubbles and come join the bubble-blowing craze! For more information, click on the link.

Downtown Jazz
Friday, July 24 at 5:30 pm
Corpening Plaza, Downtown Corner of 1st & Liberty Streets, Winston-Salem
The timeless summer classic is back for it�s 12th year! A new collaboration between the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and three respected music promoters will give a fresh spin to the organization�s summer music series, which includes Alive After Five, Downtown Jazz and Summer On Trade. The free weekly outdoor concerts have been produced by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership since 1997 as part of a greater effort to establish downtown as a destination for entertainment, dining, shopping and living. Downtown Jazz, in association with Post Entertainment, kicks off the seven-date schedule on Friday, May 22nd and is scheduled from 5:30pm-8:30pm every 2nd and 4th Friday through August 28th in Corpening Plaza. Admission is free. Check out the website for band listings and parking info! FREE

Piedmont 300 Truck and Tractor Pull
Friday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Grandstand 421 W. 27th Street, Winston-Salem
Back by popular demand, the Piedmont 300 Truck and Tractor Pull for all ages. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Free parking. $15 adults. $5, 12 & under.

"Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss"
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 12:30-4 p.m.
Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive, GSO
Imagine exploring mysterious life, landforms and shipwrecks found deep within Earth’s final frontier. This 6,000 sq. ft. traveling exhibition allows visitors to observe first-hand the technology that only recently has allowed individuals to travel to the ocean floor. Visitors join fellow explorers in a replica of Alvin's personnel sphere, which they can operate to simulate a dive to depths of up to three miles and walk along the ocean floor. Runs through Jan. 8, 2010. Free with museum admission, adults, $8; ages 3-13, $7; ages 2 and under, free. Phone: 336-288-3769.

"Rent" - School Edition
Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem youth summer campers present Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning rock musical about a group of young artists struggling to survive and create in New York during the days of the Bohemian East Village. Note: Contains adult content and language. Parental discretion is advised. Phone: 336-725-4001.

Discount Friday Night
Friday, July 24 from 4 - 8 pm
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S.
Admission fees are $3 per person (or free for members) and families are able to come to the Museum and experience everything CMWS has to offer for a reduced rate. Phone: 336-723-9111.

Family Fun Friday Nights
Friday, July 24 fro 5 - 8 pm
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO
Greensboro Children's Museum welcomes all families on Friday nights for a night of fun at a discounted admission of $3. Phone: 336-574-2898.

Kids For Kids Triathlon
Saturday, July 25 at 8 am
Reynolds Gym at Wake Forest University, W-S
More information can be found on our blog.

Third Annual Memorial Walk to Remember Children
Saturday, July 25 at 9 am
Miller Park, Knollwood & Queen Streets, W-S
This Walk is to recognize, acknowledge and remember all children who have died too soon, no matter their age or the cause of death. Bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends are invited to join hands and hearts in unity to remember children throughout our communities and around the world. The Walk will be held at Miller Park in Winston-Salem starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. Following the Walk, a brief memorial and balloon launch ceremony will take place. The Walk's theme is "Because we love them, we remember. Because we remember, they will never be forgotten." For more information, visit Early Registration deadline is Friday, July 10th. On-site Registration: Shelter #4 near Amphitheater (Walk day: 8:15-8:45 a.m). Free.

Jack & the Beanstalk
Saturday, July 25 at 3 pm
Brock Performing Arts Center 622 N. Main Street, Mocksville, NC
Performances at 3pm and 7pm. Missoula Children's Theatre's production of this childhood classic, performed by local youth, 1st thru 9th grades. Cost: $6--general admission

Fun with Whirligigs in the Historical Park
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., HP
This early American toy proves that sometimes the simplest things are the most fun. Create hours of fun by making your own whirligig. $1 per whirligig. Free for members. Phone: 336-885-1859.

Summer on Trade
Saturday, July 25 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.

Arts Splash Summer Concert Series
Sunday, July 26 from 6 - 7:30 pm
High Point Museum & Historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., HP
Arts Splash Outdoor Summer Concert Series continues with bluegrass band Boys from Carolina. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinner. Free. Phone: 336-889-2787.

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Sunday, July 26 at 6 pm
Guilford College Campus, GSO
Bring the family and a picnic dinner and enjoy the Eastern Music Festival Fringe Concert. Free. Phone: 336-373-2373.

Sundays in the Park
Sunday, July 26 from 2 - 5 pm
Center City PArk, between N. Elm and N. Davie streets, GSO
In addition to bands, crafts, and children's activities, the event will feature music by John Goose & Robin Doby and The Stovepipes, as well as fire, police, and emergency responders will be in the Park giving safety and prevention tips. Free. Phone: 336-272-0160.

FREE Yoga Class for Beginners
Sunday, July 26 at 4:30 pm
Sunrise Yoga Studio 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 1, Clemmons
Join us for a yoga class designed just for people who are new to yoga. You will practice yoga poses, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation techniques. See how yoga can change your life. For teens and adults. Registration is requested: call or email us. FREE. Phone: 336-778-1233. Email:

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Summer said...

The museum of Life and Science is opening it's Dino Trail exhibit this week, with a fossil dig! it's a bit of a drive, but our kids really liked it, and the musuem is great!!

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