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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarties! We hope the first day of school went well for many of you yesterday! Today’s event blog is sponsored by The Carolina Summer Music Festival presented by the Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players.

In its second season, The Carolina Summer Music Festival features music that appeals to a broad range of people of all ages and levels of music appreciation. This Saturday, August 29, the Carolina Scrapbook family concert will take place at 11 am with WXII 12 meteorologist Lanie Pope (pictured between between Anita Cirba and Ken Wilmot of the festival brass ensemble) narrating. The event will be a unique and interactive concert featuring a multi-media musical journey through the history of North Carolina: the Colonial Era, the Civil War, turn of the 20th Century and up to the present day.

Carolina Scrapbook will take place in Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Visitors Center on the campus of the Old Salem Museums & Gardens. General admission is $5 per student, $9 per adult, and free for those two and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 336.721.7350.

As for the rest of the weekend scoop, read on!

Cinema Under the Stars
Friday, August 28. Gates open at 8 p.m. Film 9 p.m.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S
Come early and bring a picnic dinner then stay for the musical movie "Moulin Rouge," shown outdoors under the stars. Members, $3; non-members, $5. Phone: 336-758-5389.

Discount Friday Night
Friday, August 28 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. The Museum is partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. When you bring in one canned food item this Friday night to Discount Friday Night you will receive free admission into the Museum. One canned food item = one free admission. Phone: 336-723-9111.

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 28 from 6 - 7:30 pm
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO
Bring the whole family for a fun night of family BINGO Bonanza. Bingo card, markers and lots of fun prizes provided. Free with museum admission, $3. Phone: 336-574-2898.

Greensboro Mothers of Multiples Fall/Winter Children's Consignment Sale
Thursday 7-9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
and Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon.(1/2 price).
Starmount Presbyterian Church, 3501 West Market St., GSO
Come shop for gently used children's clothing, toys, baby equipment, and much more. Free admission.

“Little Miss Triad” Talent Competition
Saturday, August 29, Time TBA.
Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Odeon Theatre, 1921 W. Lee St., GSO
Community Theatre of Greensboro presents a talent competition featuring girls ages 5-10. Categories include special talent, creative costume, best dress, and community support. $5. Phone: 336-333-7470.

Greensboro Children’s Theatre auditions for Winnie-the-Pooh
Saturday, August 29 from 1 - 4 pm
Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., GSO
Auditions are open to all children in grades 4-9 on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be cold readings from the script. Children are asked to bring a song to sing with either sheet music, or a CD with no vocals. Join Pooh, Kanga, Piglet, Tigger and the gang for this delightful musical! The production will be held on October 16-18, 2009. No experience is necessary. Free. Phone: 336-373-2728.

Maize Adventure
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1-6 p.m. Open Labor Day 1-6 p.m.
Kersey Valley Maize Adventure, 1615 Kersey Valley Road, HP
Walk through a 10-acre cornfield maize with twisting and turning paths. Don’t miss the Gem Dig, Fossil Dig, The Rock Shop, Pumpkin Patch, tram train and giant jumping pillow. $10 per person. Groups of 20 or more, $7. Children under age 4, free for corn maize only. Phone: 336-431-1700.

Summer on Trade
Saturday, August 29 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.

"Barbie-50 and Fabulous" Birthday Party
Saturday, August 29
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. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m. Each paid admission will receive a piece of Barbie decorated Birthday Cake and a cup of pink lemonade to celebrate her birthday. Phone: 336-885-3655.

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Sunday, August 30
Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy music by Rough Knights of Soul at 6 p.m. and Melva Houston at 7:15 p.m. in an outdoor concert for the whole family. Free. Phone: 336-373-2373.

Sundays in the Park
Sunday, August 30 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 the Hot Pink Flamingos and the Latin Rio, and costumed characters from O.Henry stories from the Greensboro Historical Museum. Free. Phone: 336- 272-1222.


Anonymous said...

Has anyone been to that Maize Adventure? I always hear about it but have yet to go. Just wondering if it was fun for preschoolers.

Carol said...

I have been to the Maize Adventure and my 8 year old loved it. Sorry I am not much help for the preschoolers, btu I think they would like it!

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