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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy “finally feels like fall” Wednesday! Before you scroll down to this weekend’s events, there are a few things to be reminded of – and one event to take note of.

First, don’t forget that the Children’s Boutique Resale opens to the public Friday and Saturday in Winston-Salem at 1214-C Reynolda Road (formerly If It’s Paper location). This is one consignment sale you don’t want to miss! Also, don’t forget Dixie Classic Fair starts this weekend, and that Thomas the Tank Engine is still in Spencer. I took my 2-year-old son to see Thomas and he was blown away (so was my five-year-old daughter although she would never admit it). You can find out times, prices, and directions by visiting

There is also a new event happening in Greensboro in two weeks, but the deadline to participate is this Thursday, October 8. The First Annual Racquets for the Cure Tennis Tournament is being held Oct. 16 through Oct. 18 at the following locations throughout GSO: Pinetop Tennis and Swim Club, Green Valley Swim and Tennis Club, Hamilton Lakes Swim and Tennis Club, Sherwood Swim and Racquet Club, Starmount Forest Country Club. Sign up and raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Over 200,000 women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer last year; one in seven women are afflicted. This tournament is dedicated to the memory of Tracy Pleva Hill and to all the women and men who have so gallantly fought, and continue to fight, against this disease. To register, visit

Now on to the weekend. Have a great one!

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
Friday, October 2 from 7 – 10 pm.
Sixth, Trade and Liberty streets, W-S
First Friday Gallery Hop in downtown Winston-Salem. Come out to enjoy the arts, music, dance and much more. Call 734-1864 for more information. Free event.

First Friday in Downtown Greensboro
Friday, October 2 from 6 – 9 pm
Elm Street area in downtown GSO
Free to the public

Kersey Valley Spooky Woods
Sunday and Thursday 8-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight; open daily the week of Halloween.
Kersey Valley Spooky Woods, 1615 Kersey Valley Road, HP
Come see the largest haunted attraction in NC. Prices: $25 Friday and Saturday; $19 Sunday and Thursday. Call 431-1700 for more information.

Maize Adventure
Friday, October 2
Kersey Valley Maize Adventure, 1615 Kersey Valley Road, HP
Featuring a Gem Dig, Fossil Dig, the Rock Shop, Pumpkin Patch, tram train and giant jumping pillow. $10 per person. $7 for groups of 20 or more. Free corn maize for children under age 4. Call 431-1700 for more information.

The N.C. Shakespeare Festival’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Friday, October 2
The High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave.,HP
A Midsummer Night’s Dream's energy is infectious. Its humor is earthy and recognizable, and its language is beautifully poetic. Its central theme of love is multi-faceted and familiar, confirming what we know all too well, that “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Cost is $10 - $31 and performance times vary daily. See web site for more information.

Weecycled Wardrobe Sale
October 1 – 3 from 10 am to 7 pm daily
Fredricksburg, VA
Over 50,000 items and 700 consignors.
For more information, directions and to sign up on the mailing list, visit the web site above.

Muirs Chapel UMC Consignment Sale
October 1 from 9 am to 7 pm; October 2 from 9 am to noon
Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muirs Chapel Rd., GSO
Call 299-1913 for more information.

Oktoberfest Celebration
Friday from 5 -7 pm and Saturday from 5-7 pm
Christopher’s restaurant, 712 Brookstown Ave, W-S
Oktoberfest & Autumn Style Beer & German Wine Tasting, including Spaten Oktoberfest, Sam Adam's Octoberfest, New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Lagunita's "Hairy Eyeballs" Autumn Ale, Victory Festbier and more. Plus full dinner menu and Oktoberfest Food Specials. Live Music Both Nights, free raffle for $100 gift certificate, and door prizes. Rain or Shine, event will be held inside and outside on the Beer Garden. $5.00 per person for tasting. Call 724-1395 for more information.

The Amazing Feats of Aging!
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, W-S
Explore the mysteries of aging. Watch your face instantly age 25 years. Learn how a healthy human brain ages differently than one with Alzheimers. Adults, $10; ages 6-19, $8; ages 2-5, $6; under 2, free. Phone: 767-6730.

Blues Clues Live!
Friday 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S
Based on the popular Nick Jr. TV show.
The season opens with Steve, Blue and all their friends on a musical, clue-based adventure, through the Story Book Forest and Outer Space, to discover “The Most Spectacular Place!” Based on the popular NickJr. TV classic! Recommended for Pre-K-3rd grade. $8 general/$12 premium (evening and week-end shows only). Call 725-4531 for more information.

Fall Fest & Open House
Sat., Oct. 3 from 10 – 2 pm
Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., W-S
Free food, classes, demos, kids’ activities, vendors, contest, product samplings, prizes, music, and membership discounts. Call 354-1590, x300 for more info.

2nd Annual Fun Festival
Saturday, Oct 3 from 10 am to 3 pm
Our Lady of Mercy School, 1730 Link Rd, W-S
Great rides, games, and food. Very economic and family friendly event,
proceeds to benefit OLM school. Call 336-413-0780 for more info.

City Arts Creation Celebration
Saturday, October 3 from 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., GSO
Live performances; Class demonstrations for dance, music, theatre,
and visual arts; Previews of upcoming shows; City Arts Community Canvas - leave your creative mark on this all inclusive art project; Rock 'n Roll with the Jerry Garcia Art Show; Craft activities for the kids, and much more! Free, but donations appreciated. Call 373-2974.

Fire Starting
Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
High Point Museum, 1859 East Lexington Ave., HP
Matches weren't invented until the mid-1800s. Find out how the early settlers started fires with flint and steel (matches weren’t invented until the mid-1800s). All ages welcome. Free. Call: 336-885-1859.

Spider Discovery Hike
Saturday, October 3 at 8 am
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, HP
Hike with the staff and learn about the amazing lives of spiders. Registration required. Free event. Call 883-8531.

October 2009 Arts on Sunday Series
Every Sunday in October from 1-5pm
6th and Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem

"Hansel and Gretel"
Friday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.; Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., W-S
Come enjoy this beloved family fairytale. All ages welcome. $15-$70. Call 724-3202 for tickets and more info.

Thank you to all our readers for submitting these great events! Be sure to include your all the information we usually run (title of event, days, times, location, short description, costs, phone number, web address) when submitting your event.

If you want to add any more events below, please do!


candice said...

There is a consignment sale that starts today at Ardmore Methodist Church in Winston Salem. It is today from 9:15-1PM, Thursday from 9:15-1PM and 5-7PM. Friday is the half off sale. It is from 9:15-11AM. I go to this sale every year and always find toys, shoes, and clothes for my children. My daughter is now 10, and I was still able to find clothing for her in the spring. This time of year they usually have Halloween costumes, too.

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