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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday! If you are a Demon Deacon fan – or just a college sports fan - then this post is all for you! As a sponsor of today’s event blog, Wake Forest University is inviting all Demon Deacon fans (little fans too!) to Wake Forest's Fan Fest at BB&T Field this Saturday, August 15 at 5 pm, to celebrate Wake Forest fall sports. This free event allows fans to interact with the all the fall sports teams, including football, volleyball, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's cross country. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the teams will be introduced at approximately 6 p.m.

Fans of all ages will have the chance to meet Wake Forest players and coaches, pickup 2009 football posters and schedule cards, take lot of pictures and get autographs. There will be interactive games for kids along with food vendors on hand. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase season tickets and choose their seats at the event.

For more info visit or call 758.5011.

As for the rest of this weekend’s Smarty scoop, read on!

"Barbie-50 and Fabulous" Exhibit
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point
Celebrating 50 years of Mattel's famous fashion doll. Adults, $5; ages 6-15, $2.50; under 6, free. Phone: 336-885-3655.

SciWorks’ Family $2 Friday Evening
Friday, August 14
SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, W-S
SciWorks will remain open from 4-8 p.m. with just a $2 per person admission fee (age 2 and up). Bring a picnic supper and enjoy an evening with your friends and family at SciWorks. Phone: 336-714-7109.

"Annie, Jr"
Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
The Broach Theatre, 520 S. Elm St., GSO
Community Theatre of Greensboro Summer Theatre Campers present one of the most beloved musicals in history. "Annie Jr." tells the tale of the spunky little orphan Annie, who is determined to find her parents and discovers a new family. $5. Phone: 336-333-7470.

Kick-off to Kindergarten Celebration
Saturday, August 15 from 4 - 7 pm
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO
A special celebration for rising Kindergarteners at the Greensboro Children's Museum. They will be the guests of honor as the GCM celebrates this exciting step into their first year of school. Children can climb aboard a real school bus, explore the Museum's exhibits and have fun making crafts like personalized pencil boxes. Free for rising kindergarteners and their families. Phone: 336-574-2898.

Kickoff to Kindergarten
Saturday, August 15 from 11 am to 2 pm
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S
Children will have the opportunity to climb aboard an actual school bus to learn about bus safety, go through a "pretend" lunchline (featuring healthy snacks), crafts and much more. Free with museum admission, $7. Phone: 336-723-9111.

Paddle Days of August
Saturday, August 15 from 8 am to 3 pm
Lake Higgins Watershed Park, 4235 Hamburg Mill Road, GSO
A festival dedicated to the sport of paddling with demos, boat dealers, paddle lessons and more. Free. Phone: 336-643-4295.

Summer on Trade
Saturday, August 15 frp, 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 Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Sunday, August 16 from 6 - 7:30 pm
High Point City Lake Park, Jamestown
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy music by UBU('70s-'80s Top Hits). Free. Phone: 336-889-2787.

Beat the Heat Tours
Sunday, August 16 at 2 pm
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S
This behind-the-scenes tour of Reynolda House allows visitors to investigate areas normally closed to the public. Explore the kitchens, laundry and mechanical rooms, ice-block air conditioning rooms, squash court, and areas below the swimming pool, as well as enjoy the view across the lawn from the former roof garden. Members, $10; non-members, $12. Phone: 336-758-5389.

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Sunday, August 16
Hagan-Stone Park, 5020 Hagan-Stone Park Road, Pleasant Garden
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy music by Bruce Piephoff at 6 p.m. and Warren, Bodle & Allen at 7:15 p.m. in an outdoor concert for the whole family. Free.

What did we forget? Please add your event below!

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