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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarty readers! It’s my pleasure to dedicate today’s post to Smarty Sponsor Gateway YWCA, located at 1300 Main Street in Winston-Salem.

The YWCA is kicking off a new youth basketball program for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade called CP3 Hoops. This program is designed to teach children how to play the game under the same rules that former West Forsyth, Wake Forest and current NBA star Chris Paul learned when he was growing up. All players are guaranteed to play two quarters in every game.

Registration for CP3 Hoops ends October 30 (at the Gateway YWCA) and practices begin the week of November 30. The season begins the weekend of Saturday, December 12, and continues as a 10-game schedule through the end of February. There are no games or practices over the holidays. Cost for YWCA members is $70, and it’s $85 for non-members.

For more information, please visit or send an email to If you are interested in coaching, call Program Director Marc Pruitt at 336-287-8766.

As for the rest of the week, it’s shaping up to be a pretty spooky weekend. Keep reading to get all the scoop!

Family Fun Friday Nights
Friday, October 16 from 5 to 8 pm
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St, GSO
Families welcome for a discounted admission of $3/pp.

NPM Preschool Clothing Sale
Friday, Oct 16 from 9 am -7 pm, and Saturday, Oct 17 from 9 am - Noon
New Philadelphia Moravian Preschool Clothing Sale, 4400 Country Club Road, W-S

Piedmont Land Conservancy’s Land Jam 2009
Friday, October 16th
Carolina Theatre, GSO
The evening will feature bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers and Greensboro-favorite Polecat Creek. It’s a low-cost, enjoyable way to learn more about PLC’s work and supporting a great cause. If you’re not familiar with these bands or need a bit more enticing, they will appear on WFDD’s (FM 88.5) “Triad Arts Up Close” on Wednesday, October 14th at 8:50am. In addition, you can see Steep Canyon Rangers this week on ABC’s “The View” at 11am on Tuesday (10/6). Tickets are available by calling PLC (336) 691-0088 or through the Carolina Theatre box office at (336) 333-2605.

Fulton Family YMCA 8th Annual Fall Festival
Friday, October 16 at 6 pm
Fulton Family YMCA, 385 West Hanes Mill Rd., W-S
Come out for a fun-filled night for the whole family. We will have games, costume parade,chili cook-off, scarecrow contest,Face Painting, Hay Rides,Hot Dog Supper* and Special Musical Guests Stones Throw! Event is free to all, but there is an extra cost for hot dog supper and chili cook-off. For more info, call 336-661-1093.

Ghost Train Halloween Festival
Fridays and Saturdays throughout Oct. 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Tweetsie Railroad, US Highway 321
Come celebrate 20 years of Tweetsie’s Halloween festival. Take a ride on the Ghost Train, a trip through the 3-D maze, tour the Haunted House, jump on the Creepy Carnival and other rides, visit the Black Hole and the Freaky Forest attraction. Adults and children, $26; under 2, free. 1-877-TWEETSIE.

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.

"Where The Wild Things Are "Party
Friday, Oct. 16 from 11 am to Noon
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
In anticipation of the new movie, let’s celebrate all things Monster! Make Monster crafts, listen to the classic story “Where the Wild Things Are”, have a monster parade, match the monster’s outfits, eat a monster favorite; DIRT! , and sing songs fitting to our monster party! Recommended ages: 2 & up. Free with paid admission or Museum membership. Call 336-723-9111 for more information.

Fall Fest at Confluence Coffee
Saturday, October 17 at 11 am
Confluence Coffee Shop, Hwy 150 near Hickory Tree Rd/
Old Salisbury Rd, W-S
Fall Festival offering a Pumpkin Patch, Face Painting and an Artisan/Craftsmen Village will be there with talented artists vending their wares and crafts. Free admission.

Forsyth Medical Center's Fall Festival
Saturday, October 127 at 11 am
Forsyth Medical Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, W-S
Forsyth Medical Center's Fall Festival To Benefit the United Way. Come out to the front lawn of Forsyth Medical Center and celebrate fall with food, crafts, gifts, health screenings and fun...all to benefit the United Way! Parking available in the Forsyth Medical Center parking deck. Please park on levels 3,4 and 5 on the day of the event. Free.

Preschool Discovery w/ guests Big Bang Boom!
Saturday, October 17 at 11 am
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty Street, W-S
An action packed program for the preschool age children including stories, finger plays, parachute play, music and movement and more that will allow children to discover their world and their place in it. FREE event with paid admission or museum membership!

Hanesbrands Product Sale Benefiting United Way
Saturday, October 17 at 8 am
West Forsyth High School, 1735 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons
Hanesbrands will be donating tons of great products to be sold at reduced prices. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Forsyth County and YMCA.

Racquets for the Cure Tennis Tournament
Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
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 – all in GSO.
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. For more information, visit the web site link above.

Harvest Day at Old Salem
Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Old Salem Museums & Gardens, W-S
On Harvest Day, Old Salem will look at a variety of grains, how they were harvested, how they were used, and how they were important to the Moravians in Salem. Visitors can learn about beer and hops, straw and bedding, baking bread and the use of grains in medicine. Hands-on activities include making corn husk dolls and cooking and tasting rice fritters. Also, the Heirloom Puppet Theater’s newest puppet show, “Agatha’s Feather Bed” will debut 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Horton Museum Center.

Clifford’s Dog Fair
Saturday, October 17 from 10 am to 2 pm
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S
Dog/owner look-a-like contest, best costume, dog tricks presentation, owner/dog yogurt lick-off, Forsyth Humane Society’s Rover with adoptable dogs, fun and furry storytimes, dog caricaturist (bring a bag of dog or cat food for the Humane Society and receive $5 off coupon for caricature), author Leigh Somerville McMillan book signing, plus dog sitters, groomers, services, arts, crafts and more. Free with museum admission.

Lake Higgins Haunted Trail Kiddie Adventure
Saturday, October 17 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Lake Higgins Watershed Park, 4235 Hamburg Mill Road, GSO
Little ones welcome on this half-mile trail through the woods. Scare-free and kid-friendly. Just $1.

Saturday, October 17 from 9 am to 5 pm
N.C. Zoo, 4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro
Experience the exotic. Celebrate the endangered. Check out the mysterious. Hear the howls of the Red Wolves. Adults are $10; children ages 2 – 12 are $6; children under 2 are free.

Greensboro Sportsplex Open House
Saturday, October 17 from 10 am to 6 pm
Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 16th St., GSO
Free open house to the public. Displays and demonstrations on all fall programs, including basketball, volleyball, soccer and inline roller hockey. Games and special events for kids. Adult dodgeball tournament for cash prizes. Free.

Maize Adventure
Saturday, October 17
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1-6 p.m. Open Labor Day 1-6 p.m.
Kersey Valley Maize Adventure, 1615 Kersey Valley Road, HP
Ten-acre cornfield maize with twisting and turning paths. $10 per person. Just $7 for groups of 20 or more. Children under 4 free for corn maize.

Arts On Sunday Rhythm of Art
Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1 pm
Trade St, between 6th and 7th streets in Winston-Salem
Come enjoy featured art and craft exhibits, live music, dance, artist's demonstrations, a Kid's Craft Corner and much, much more in the Downtown Winston-Salem Arts District. Beginning at 1 PM, the sidewalks of Trade Street between 6th & 7th Streets will be buzzing with excitement. This FREE event is fun for the whole family and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You will find surprise talent every week. Art, Fine Crafts, Global Dance & Poetry from all over the world. Free event. Call 336-413-6667 for more information.

Lincoln Financial ArtQuest Community Arts Sundays
Sunday, October 18 from 3 – 5 pm
ArtQuest, Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 200 N. Davie St., GSO
Arts and crafts cultural activities. Hands-on art gallery. Celebrate cultures unique to Triad area. Free to members; $2.50 for non-members.

What did we forget? Please add your event below!


Carrie said...

I just found out the Grand Theatre in Winston is doing Saturday morning kids movies. Same deal as the summer movies, $3 for tickets, popcorn, and a drink. The movie this Saturday is Shrek. The movie starts at 11:00.

Catherine said...

This is great. My son wanted to play basketball this fall and my daughter keeps asking to go to a movie. Two questions answered in one blog. Looks like we'll be seeing Shrek this Saturday! Especially if this weather continues.

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