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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarty readers, and here’s a happy holiday weekend hurrah to you all! There are a lot of great family events happening around the Triad this Labor Day weekend. So, after you squeeze in those last summer days at your community pool, be sure to check out the following!

Enjoy your holiday weekend, and read on!

"The Pirates of Penzance"
Friday, September 4 at 8 pm
West Side Civic Theatre, 116 Lowes Food Drive #239, Lewisville
West Side Civic Theatre will present the Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedy "Pirates of Penzance," in their outdoor ampitheatre. BRing a lawn chair and arrive early. Free. Phone: 336-945-6209.

Cinema Under the Stars
Friday, September 4
Reynolda Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S
Spend the last of those "Summer Nights" outdoors with a showing of the classic musical film "Grease." Rated PG. Gates open 8 p.m., film starts at 9 p.m. Phone: 336-758-5150.

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
Friday, September 4 from 7 - 10 pm
Sixth, Trade and Liberty streets, W-S
Join the Downtown Winston-Salem's Art District for the first Friday Gallery Hop. Streets are closed to autos and filled with the downtown arts community, artist demonstrations, music, dance and more. Free. Phone: 336-734-1864.

First Friday in Downtown Greensboro
Friday, September 4 from 6 - 9 pm
Elm Street area, Downtown GSO.
The community is invited to a self-guided tour of local art galleries and studios, museums, retail shops, restaurants and alternative arts venues.Many of the participating locations will host special events, promotions and demonstrations and some venues may offer extended hours and refreshments. Free.

La Leche League Monthly Meeting
Friday, September 4 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.

"The Pirates of Penzance"
Saturday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
West Side Civic Theatre, 116 Lowes Food Drive #239, Lewisville
West Side Civic Theatre will present the Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedy "Pirates of Penzance," in their outdoor ampitheatre. BRing a lawn chair and arrive early. Free. Phone: 336-945-6209.

Back To School Middle School Dance
Saturday, September 5 from 7 - 10 pm
Location: Thataways Youth Center, Burlington.
For 6th-8th graders, dances feature live bands, pool tournaments, Wii tournaments, three pool tables, arcade games and four TVs to keep up with the scores. $6 or $1 with a donation of school supplies. Phone: 336-222-5134.

Daniel Boone Days Music & Culture Festival
Saturday, September 5
Horn in the West Amphitheater, Boone.
Activities throughout the day include arts & crafts vendors, storytelling by Orville Hicks, kids activities, an inflatable 15-foot slide, a telling of the adventures of Daniel Boone by author Randell Jones, a Daniel Boone look-alike contest and the second annual Watauga Arts Council Fiddlers Competition. Live music begins in the evening. The lineup features Upright & Breathin’ of Boone, along with Larry Keel & Natural Bridge from Virginia. Headlining will be Donna the Buffalo. $16 in advance, or $20 at the door. A special family ticket is available for just $20 per car between 1-3 p.m. 1-11 p.m. Phone: 828-264-2262

Summer on Trade
Saturday, September 5 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.

Weekend Get-away at Haw River State Park
Saturday, September 5
Haw River State Park, The Summit Environmental Education Center, Browns Summit
Usually reserved only for Environmental Education and conference groups, for this special weekend the Summit Environmental Education Center will be opened to families and individuals for a two-night all inclusive package rate. The event begins with dinner Friday, September 4 and ends after brunch Sunday, September 6. There will be special guests providing an astronomy program and the local Audubon chapter will be leading a morning birding walk, among other special events and opportunities. Weekend includes two-night stay, five meals, use of all recreational facilities and optional planned activities. Rates range from $50-$140 per person depending on choice of accomodations. Phone: 336-342-6163.

Wilderness Survival Skills Session 1 - Emergency Preparedness
Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to Noon
Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
A four-part series of classes designed to teach you the basics of surviving in the wilderness. Living in the wild can be 95 percent preparation and 5 percent perspiration if you are ready for what you will face. For ages 10 and up. $2. Phone: 336-373-3802.

The 1st Annual Daddy's Princess Ball
Sunday, September 6 at 6 pm
The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center 6205 Ramada Drive, Clemmons
$40.00/pair $20.00/individual $40.00 & up/sponsor
Need more information? Call 335-529-8758 or email

Family First Workshop - Art from Nature
Sunday, September 6 from 2 - 4 pm
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S
A workshop for elementary school-aged children accompanied by an adult. Take a walk through the shady woods around Reynolda House and gather items to create your own nature sculpture and print in the studio. Reservations are required; materials and refreshments are provided. $7. Phone: 336-758-5389.

ArtQuest Monday Morning Storytimes
Monday, September 7 from 10:30 am to 11 am
ArtQuest, Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., GSO
Join ArtQuest each Monday for storytime fun for the little ones followed by a related art project. Free to members; $5. Phone: 336-333-7460

Greensboro Triadmommies Meetup
Monday, September 7 at 10 am
Carolina Coffee & Tea, 400 State St., GSO
Moms and children are welcome to come and meet other Greensboro families and enjoy coffee and conversation. Free. Contact

Pops Concert
Monday, September 7 at 5 pm
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S
Join the Piedmont Wind Symphony for this free outdoor concert in front of the Museum. The theme will be a Patriotic salute to our armed forces, "From Sea to Shining Sea." 5 p.m. Phone: 336-723-9111.

Encore Kids Consignment Sale
Starts Saturday September 5th
324 W Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
Come shop at this great consignment sale in a convenient area for everyone in the Triad! Located in Kernersville, Encore Kids will begin their sale on Saturday and they are presently still accepting consignments. Call Lois at 993-3444 for more information.

What did we forget? Please add your event in the comments below!


Anonymous said...

Skate South (formally Carousel Skating Rink) in High Point has their Grand Opening Friday, September 4th from 7:30-11pm!

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