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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarties! Who says there is nothing to do now that summer is over? That's certainly not the case in the Triad! Be sure to check out all the great family events below, and of course, more consignment sales galore!

Also, tickets for the Nutcracker will be available soon! I took my daughter to a performance last year and she STILL talks about it, dances to all the music, and is asking about this year's outting! Take note: A special Nutcracker Box Office Opening Kick-Off event will take place this Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Those who purchase tickets during the event will be among the first to choose seats and are eligible to receive a $5 discount off each ticket (cannot be combined with any other discount). The $5 off per ticket is eligible for walk-up sales to the Stevens Center Box Office on 9/19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ONLY and is limited to ten tickets per person per performance. The Kick-Off event also will feature a variety of FREE fun activities for the whole family including holiday crafts, holiday refreshments and a chance to have a free photo taken with characters from The Nutcracker! Tickets for The Nutcracker will go on sale to the public officially on Monday, September 21.

For the rest of the Smarty scoop, keep reading!

Old Salem's Home School Days
Friday, September 18 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
600 S. Main St., WS
Learn how faith and fellowship played roles in the lives of settlers of Historic Salem. A wide array of activities are planned, including creating a hand-sewn autograph book, painting a book plate and writing a Bible verse with a quill pen. Educators will describe preparations for the Moravian Lovefeast, Singing Sisters will perform and storyteller Donald Davis will be giving two performances. Call for tickets. Phone: (336) 721-7350

Mt Tabor UMC Fall/Winter Clothing Exchange
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, W-S
Sale runs Sept 17-19, with hours as follows:
Thursday Sept 17 - 9:00am 1:00pm; 4:00pm 8:00pm
Friday Sept 18 - 9:00am 1:00pm
Saturday Sept 19 - 8:00am 12 noon
*** Red Tag Items Only—1/2 price on Saturday ***

St. John’s Fall Carnival
Fri, Sept. 18 from 5:30 – 8 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Silas Creek Pkwy, WS
Carnival games, inflatables, great food, crafts, dunking booth, silent auction, bake sale, horse rides, tractor rides and more.

Storytelling by Donald Davis
Fri, Sept. 18 at 11 am and 1 pm
Historic St. Philips African American Church, 911 S. Church Street in Old Salem, WS
Donald Davis is one of the most popular storytellers today and an Old Salem favorite. Free.

Rock the Block
Fri, Sept. 18 at 6 pm
4th St. Downtown Winston-Salem
Call 336.747.7361 for more information, or email

Kernersville Wesleyan Preschool Academy Consignment Sale
Friday,Sept 18 from 9:00am-7pm and Saturday, Sept 19th from 8:00am-Noon with most items half-price on Saturday.
930 Main Street, K'ville.
Call 992-3000 for more information.

Dining for Donations
Fri, Sept 19
New Town Bistro, Jonestown Road, W-S
Help celebrate the Ronald McDonald House's 25th birthday by Dining for Donations. Area eateries are welcoming patrons and donating a percentage of their receipts to the House. All you have to do is eat, and don't forget to order dessert! Please tell your server that you are celebrating the Ronald McDonald House's 25th!

111th Annual Central Carolina Fair
Friday, Sept. 11 5-1 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 13 1-11 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 14–Friday, Sept. 18 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 19 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20 1-6 p.m.
Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Lee St., GSO.
Featuring spectacular rides, carnival food and games, thousands of exhibits brought to you by local 4H groups, the Carolina Feather Fanciers poultry show, Sandhills Rabbit Fanciers rabbit show and wholesome family entertainment and attractions for everyone. Adults, $5; children 10 and under, free. Single ride tickets $1. Phone: 336-373-4386.

Chatham Kids Consignment Sale
Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-5p.m. and Sunday10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Chatham Crossing Shopping Center, US Hwy 15/501 at Manns Chapel Road, Chapel Hill
Selling gently used kids' clothing, toys, equipment and other items.

Fountain of Life Lutheran Preschool Consignment Sale
Thursday, 5-8 p.m. (Free child care while you shop); Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. ( Half Price Sale and Free Child Care while you Shop).
Fountain of Life Lutheran Preschool, 323 Hopkins Road, Kernersville
Phone: 336-993-4447.

Guilford Native American Pow Wow
Friday, September 18 from 10 am to 9 pm
Country Park, 3902 Nathaneal Green Drive, GSO.
Enjoy an exciting festival of Native American culture. Free. 336-373-3648.

Harvest Festival
Saturday, Sept 19 at 10 am
Downtown Yadkinville
Annual arts and music festival. Free. Call 336-679-2941 for more information.

Best of Lewisville Festival
Sat, Sept 19 at 11 am
Lewisville Town Square, Lewisville
A time for our town to show its pride and come together around food, fun and entertainment, it will feature local resident's entries. Call 336-945-0206 for more information.

"Mama’s Night Out"
Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 pm
The Stevens Center of the U.N.C. School of the Arts, 405 West Fourth St., W-S.
A trio of female comedians featuring a southerner, a sassy Brit and a native New Yorker in an eclectic blend of stand-up comedy. $24, $28. Phone: 336-721-1945.

27th N.C. Chili Championship and Rubber Duck Regatta
Saturday, September 19 from 11 am to 5 pm
Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons
More than 100 chili cooks from across the country will gather at Tanglewood, providing samples of their top secret recipes for attendees. Kids Korral pony rides, inflatables, Mad Science activities, crafts and face painting as well as the virutal duck race. Entertainment for the day will include Hip Pocket and the Dallas Reese Band and will conclude with a performance by country singer-songwriter Darryl Worley. All proceeds benefit March of Dimes of N.C. Adults, $10 advance/$12 at gate; ages 7-12, $5; ages 6 and under, free. Phone: 336-723-4386.

39th Annual Day in the Park
Saturday, September 19 from 11 am to 5 pm
High Point City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown
Come to High Point City Lake Park for a day-long family festival featuring entertainment, crafts, food and more. Children’s Adventure Island will feature cultural-themed make-and-take art project. All-day ride tickets, which include the train, carousel, miniature golf, inflatables and the rock-climbing wall are only $6. Free admission. Phone: 336-889-2787.

Apple Fest '09
Saturday, September 19 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, W-S.
Come and celebrate the harvest at Apple Festival 2009. Unique crafts, traditional music and food fill Historic Bethabara Park. Local orchards, handicraft demonstrations and colonial re-enactors highlight this festival, as do horse-drawn wagon rides and colonial games. Free. Phone: 336-924-8191.

Burlington Carousel Festival
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Burlington City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington
A day of fun for the whole family centered around the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel. Artists Alley, an area where fine artists and craft exhibitors display and exhibit their work features original Carousel wood carvers as well as paintings and much more. The Children’s area offers families the opportunity to take a ride on the Carousel or one of the other amusement activities that are permanently located in the park. Music by national, regional and local artists will take place throughout the weekend. Free.

Friedberg Moravian Fall Children's Consignment Sale
Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon with half-price sale noon-2 p.m.
Friedberg Moravian Church, Family Life Center, 2178 Friedberg Church Road, W-S
Items sold will include all Fall children's clothing, Maternity clothing, baby gear and toys.

Honey Bee Festival
Saturday, September 19 from 10 am to 6 pm
Fourth of July Park, 702 W. Mountain St., Kernersville
The place to “bee” for a free family festival sponsored by Moses Cone Health System featuring live musical entertainment, authentic handcrafted items, local artists and fun kids stuff. The Tot Lot is brought to you this year by Chick-fil-A of Kernersville...there may be some cow sightings! Free. Phone: 336-996-3062.

Play Ball! Sports and Music
Saturday, September 19 with pre-concert activities beginning at 1 pm
K.R. Williams Auditorium, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, W-S
The Winston-Salem Symphony comes to bat at this concert just for kids ages 4 - 13. Members of local sports teams join the Symphony for college fight songs, Casey at the Bat and a sportscaster's guide to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Phone: 336-464-0145. Adults, $9; children, $5.

The N.C. Shakespeare Festival’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave.,HP.
One of Shakespear's most popular plays will be performed by the N.C. Shakespeare Festival. This classic romantic comedy portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke of Athens, Theseus, the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. $10-$31. Performance times vary per day - please see Web site for full schedule. Phone: 336-887-3001.

One Hundred Chances to Checkmate
Sunday, September 20 from 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Bryan Family YMCA , GSO
One hundred young players will have the chance to take on the Triad’s best chess experts at the fifth-annual simultaneous chess exhibition. Open to chess players of all skill levels between the ages of 6 and 21. Pre-registration required. Free. Phone: 336-335-5456.

What else did we forget? Add your events in the comments below!


april said...

I've heard the St. John's Fall Carnvial is a lot of fun!

RLR said...

Thanks for helping us spread the word about the Mt Tabor Clothing Exchange!

Beth said...

I went to the Mount Tabor exchange in the spring after seeing it here. It really is a great sale!

I also like the one at Messiah Moravian in WS. I think it is the weekend of the 26th.

ConsigningChrissy said...

There are two more K'ville Consignment Sales... one right across the street from Fountain of Life at Grace Presbyterian, the other at Glenn View new Glenn High School.

Plus, there's 6 in Winston-Salem this weekend.

Maythi said...

Apple Fest in Bethabara was canceled :( I am guessing it was due to the weather. We are bummed. We love going. They had the best fried pies last year.

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