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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarty readers! We are proud to announce this week’s event listing is sponsored by skirt! magazine of Greensboro. On Saturday, Sept. 26, skirt! will be hosting Pretty in Pink, the magazine’s first fund-raising event to benefit the Women’s Only Mammography Scholarship Fund. The premise behind this event is the more you give, the more you get. And it all happens from 10am to 4pm at Westover Gallery of Shops, 1410 Westover Terrace, Suite 102 between Chipotle and Shane’s Rib Shack in Greensboro. We hope to see you all there!

Delectable treats, a variety of wines and high-energy music from some of the area’s best groups will entice guests through the doors. Inside, visitors will have access to dozens of area businesses all devoted to making women feel good – body, mind and soul. To make guests feel even better, skirt! is providing free 10-minute massages thanks to Skin & Body Solutions with ‘N’ Harmony Massage & Body Works.

Guests will have the opportunity to donate to the Women’s Only Mammography Scholarship Fund, which provides mammograms to uninsured women in the community. In return for their generosity, visitors can take home a valuable coupon card with discounts to all of the businesses represented or one of many amazing door prizes. For more charitable donors, skirt! be giving away 100 handbags from Creative Containers filled with more goodies like nail polish, lip balm, hats and mirrors. skirt! will also have a scooter raffle and silent auction with a chance to win high-end items for a fraction of their retail value.

skirt! gives special thanks to Moses Cone Health System, Modern Infiniti and the News & Record as our premier sponsors, as well as Piedmont Triad Productions for their assistance in organizing this event.

For more information, visit

Now for the rest of this week’s scoop, read on!

Groundbreaking Ceremony of GCM’s New Edible Schoolyard!
Thursday, September 24 at 4pm
Greensboro Children's Museum
Join us on this day for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Museum’s new Edible Schoolyard! Alice Waters (food activist, chef, founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant) will be the special guest at the Museum's celebration to show her support for the project and talk about the significance of this exciting new initiative at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Special event is open to the public. General Admissions fees apply/Members are free.

Spike Leukemia
Friday Sept. 25 at 6:00pm
Reagan High School, W-S
Katie Fitzgerald was a student of Rachel H's back in 2002. Katie had Leukemia and passed away in August of 2008. Her sister, Sarah, is a student at Reagan High School and her volleyball team is starting an annual "Spike Leukemia" event, a match between Reynolds and Reagan High School volleyball teams. The proceeds from the event will go to the "For Katie's Sake" fund. It is open to everyone! There is a $10.00 donation required for entrance to the match. They will be selling T-shirts and will have a bone marrow drive at the event as well! You can also visit Katie's caringbridge site at and read more about the fund that has been started in her name.

Child Watch Used Shoe Fundraiser
September 21-October 29
William G. White Jr. YMCA, W-S
Attention members of this YMCA branch: Please donate your gently used shoes to provide shoes for those in need to be shipped to the Caribbean Islands, Africa and Asia. Each pound of shoes will bring 20 cents per lb. Proceeds will go to Child Watch to purchase new equipment. Pairs of shoes should be tied together with strings or rubber bands and deposited into our collection box, located beside the Explorer Room. (No women’s boots, Steel toes or heels). Any questions? Contact: Yanira Pereda

Tailgate with Your School Team
Friday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 pm (Drop in anytime)
Young Chefs Academy, Peace Haven Rd (Behind Chic-fil-A), W-S
Young Chefs Academy of Winston-Salem is offering a FREE Open House with several kids stations setup so you and your children will see first-hand the cooking experiences that kids have while attending YCA classes, parties, and events!

Thomas the Train Comes to Spencer, NC!
Friday Sept 25- Sunday, Sept 27; Friday Oct 2- Sunday, Oct 4 (see times below)
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer
Choo Choo…Thomas the Train is chugging back and this time he’s making a stop at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Take your children on a 25-minute ride with full-size Thomas the Tank Engine. An appearance by Bob the Builder is also made 4x/day (10a, Noon, 2p, 4p). Times: 8:30a-6p each day. Price: $18 on weekends, $16 on Fridays for ages 2 & up. Call 704.636.2889 for more info.

Main Street UMC Consignment Sale
Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 South Main Street, Kernersville
Friday, Sept 25th from 9am - 2pm and from 5pm - 7pm; Sat, Sept 26 from 9am - Noon
Call 336.993.3411 for more information.

Summerfield UMC Consignment Sale
Saturday and Sunday
Summerfield United Methodist Church,2334 Scalesville Road,Summerfield
Call 643-8120 for more information.

Christ UMC Consignment Sale
Fri, Sept 25 from 9 am to 8 pm; Sat, Sept 26 from 8 - 11 am
Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, GSO
Call 299-1571 for more info.

Mount Pisgah UMC Consignment Sale
Friday, Sept. 25 from 9 am to 7 pm; Sat, Sept. 26 from 8 am to 1 pm
Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2600 Pisgah Church Road, GSO
Call 288-3321 for more info.
. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept

Woods of Terror
Friday, Sept. 25
Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Sundays 7:30-9:30 p.m. Open Halloween week Oct. 28-31, Wednesday-Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Woods of Terror, 5601 N. Church St, GSO.
Woods of Terror is back! Celebrating its 18th year, Woods of Terror continues to receive national recognition & has once again gained the stamp of approval from America’s Best Haunts. Woods of Terror is not only the largest haunt in a three state area, but it’s also the scariest. Don’t believe, bring your guts & see. Loyal fans can’t believe the changes from year to year and the newbies are blown away by the size of the show, the detail of the sets and the quality of the actors. For children 13 and up. No child under 5 admitted. $26. Call 336-286-9396 for more info.

Free Admission to Old Salem Museums & Garden
Saturday, Sept. 26
Old Salem, W-S
Old Salem Museums & Gardens has teamed up with Smithsonian Magazine to offer free admission to the historic museums on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the magazine’s nationwide Museum Day event. Visitors can fill out a form online at to receive their admission card, which is good for free general admission to Old Salem for two people. An All-in-One ticket to Old Salem Museums & Gardens is usually $21 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-16.

High Point Museums Offer Free Admission
Saturday, Sept. 26
See locations listed below; times vary by location
Seven area museums and galleries will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. These museums include Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library, Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point, High Point Museum, Mendenhall Plantation, Museum of Old Domestic Life, Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum and Theatre Art Galleries each will take part by hosting open houses and other activities. Visit to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry or other discounts to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. Listings and links to participating museums’ also can be found on the Web site. To learn more about High Point museums participation contact Teresa Loflin at 885-1859.

After Harvest Party at Cellar 4201
Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 – 6 pm
Cellar 4201, Yadkin Valley, East Bend, NC
Cellar 4201, one of the Yadkin Valley’s newest wineries, will celebrate end of grape harvesting with an “After Harvest Party” and concert on September 26. The party and concert will take place on the grounds of Cellar 4201 in East Bend from 1 to 6 p.m. and will feature music by the popular Monkee Voodoo Band. The event will feature a Charleston Style Low Country Boil and a variety of games and activities. Wine (of course!) also will be available for purchase from Cellar 4201. The event is $10 per person (cash only at entrance). Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.For more information or to make reservations for the After Harvest Party, please call Cellar 4201 at 336.699.6030 or email

Messiah Moriavian Preschool Fall/Winter Clothing Exchange
Friday, September 25 9am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Saturday, September 26 9am-12pm *(Red Tags Only-1/2 price)
Messiah Moravian Preschool, 1401 North Peace Haven Road, W-S
Call 336-765-5652 for more information.

Greensboro Museum Day
Saturday, September 26, all day
Join us on this Saturday as we celebrate the first ever “Greensboro Museum Day!” Nearly 20 different Museums, art galleries, science centers and non-profit organizations are participating in this special day to help promote and increase awareness of all the different cultural attractions available for families in Greensboro. For this celebration, GCM will offer $1 off admission fees and fun garden programs to celebrate the groundbreaking of our new Edible Schoolyard!

Cricket's Nest Fall Festival
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 am
South Fork Park, 4401 Country Club Rd, W-S
The Cricket's Nest is hosting their annual Fall Festival on September 26th, from 9am until 3pm. The outdoor festival will be held in South Fork Park on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. Local artists will be selling their creations, which will be perfect for the upcoming holidays.

West End Arts Fest
Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 am to 5 pm
Grace Park, W-S
Save the date for the 4th biennial ARTSfest 2009 in Grace Park in the Historic West End neighborhood of Winston-Salem; A one day festival of the finest visual arts, entertainment and food. Free.

Spoonez Open House
Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 4 pm
Chi’s Boutique, 3443-O Robinhood Rd (next to Paul’s Fine Dining), W-S
Come see Spoonez’s new eco-friendly patterns! Don't miss out! Spooneez make great baby shower gifts, and birthday gifts for tweens and teens. Get an early start on Christmas! Call 336-253-3439 for more information.

Sundays in the Park
Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 pm
Center City Park, 200 N Elm Street, GSO
In addition to bands, crafts, and children's activities, the 2009 Sundays in the Park at Center City Park will spotlight selected community resources - bringing a new dimension to the family-friendly events. Free.

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Helen said...

I love the Messiah Moravian Clothing Exchange. Get there early Friday to get your hands on the best stuff!

Carrie said...

Great info. about the free admission to local museums for Museum Day. What a great opportunity to check out some of our local museums.

ConsigningChrissy said...

West Market UMC is having their Children's, Home and Closet... they are doing an "Upscale Sale" as a part of theirs and it is worth a look!
Fri 9:30 - 6 & Sat 7:30 - 12.

Maythi said...

There is a pumpkin festival in Elkin this weekend, although I don't know how far the drive to Elkin is?
I think this link might work: - they even have a weigh off! :)

Anonymous said...

the grrek festival in greensboro is happening all weekend too.

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