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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday! As you gear up for the start of school, be sure to take some time to relax and have fun this weekend – one of the last weekends of the summer! There is a lot of fun, family events happening around our area!

One event to note is the second season of Carolina Summer Musical Festival which kicks off today and will run through August 29. It will feature six diverse programs and 20 talented artists from throughout Piedmont Triad. Sponsored by the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players, the Festival will have its home base at historic Old Salem Museums and Gardens, and concerts will also be presented at venues around Winston-Salem, including the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Jon Kuhn Studio Gallery. The concerts include something for all musical tastes, and ticket prices are extremely affordable. On Saturday, August 29 the Festival will feature Carolina Scrapbook: A Family Concert, and we will keep you posted on this wonderful family event.

Keep reading for the rest of this weekend’s scoop!

Wee-Runs’ Children’s Consignment Sale
Friday, August 21 from 5:30 – 9 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday (Discount Day with most items half-price) from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Old Town Shopping Center, 3800 Reynolda Road, W-S
The sale will feature children’s fall/winter clothes, toys, equipment, furniture and maternity clothes.

"Willy Wonka Jr."
Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candyman and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this adaptation of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" featuring the songs of the 1970's film. $5. Phone: 336-725-4531.

Wake Forest Women’s Soccer vs. High Point
Friday, August 21 at 7 pm
Spry Stadium, W-S
Adults $6, Children $6.

Animal Keeper Talks in Animal Discovery
Friday, August 21
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive, GSO.
Daily Keeper Talks at Animal Discovery the Natural Science Center of Greensboro are formal and informal presentations for visitors given by the animal keeper staff with one or more animals. These presentations usually involve animal enrichment and may or may not include food enrichment. Topics of daily talks vary; please see Web site for full schedule. Talks are held daily at 11:30 a.m. (except Sunday), 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Phone: 336-288-3769.

Cinema Under the Stars
Friday, August 21
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S
Come early and bring a picnic dinner then stay for the classic movie "The Sound of Music," shown outdoors under the stars. Members, $3; non-members, $5. Gates open at 8p.m. Film 9 p.m. Phone: 336-758-5389.

Alamance County Arts Council’s Saturday Family Fun Day
Saturday, August 22 from 10-11:30 a.m.
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 Autumn Wonders theme. Members, $2per family; non-members, $5 per family. Phone: 336-226-4495.

CheeReader Camp
Saturday, August 22 from 9 am to 1 pm
Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., W-S
A free, one-day camp presented by CheeReaders, a service project started by Kernersville high school cheerleader, Hannah McRae Young, that fosters reading in elementary schools. At the one-day camp sponsored and staffed by Varsity/UCA, participants ages 5-9 will learn chants, cheers, jumps and a dance; campers will have reading time with a cheerleader volunteer and will take home a free book of their choice and other prizes. At noon, parents can watch a showcase of what your campers have learned and enjoy an exhibition by one of Cheer Extreme Allstars’ top competitive teams. Registration required; space is limited. Free. Phone: 336-287-3184.

Summer on Trade
Saturday, August 22 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.

Baby! Baby! Expo
Sunday, August 23 from 1 - 5 pm
Embassy Suites, GSO presents Baby!Baby! The Triad's Largest Charitable Baby Expo for new and expecting parents. A day of education as Triadmommies supports The Mother Baby Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a comprehensive prenatal and postpartum support network for babies and their families. In addition to exhibits, the event will also feature goody bags for the first 200 families, educational workshops, a fashion show and a chance to win raffle prizes. $5 per person/$8 per family. Phone: 336-682-8569.

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Sunday, August 23
Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy music by Rough Cut at 6 p.m. and Arnie Solomon with Transatlantica at 7:15 p.m. in an outdoor concert for the whole family. Free. Phone: 336-373-2373.

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