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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday, Smarties! With all the focus on Halloween, I hope you all remember that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. To mark this occasion, the NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is celebrating its 10th year anniversary by honoring breast cancer survivors from its 10-county service area on Thursday, Oct. 22. The Open House and Survivor Celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the N.C. Triad Affiliate office, 1106 Burke St. in Winston-Salem. Please visit for more information on the survivor celebration or call 336-721-0037. For those unable to attend the celebration there is still an opportunity to win a basketful of wonderful Komen prizes in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Residents can register for that special gift basket at each of public health departments in all 10 counties that Komen NC Triad serves.

Speaking of events that support great local causes, what do llamas, tools and epilepsy have in common? To find out about this event and others happening this weekend, keep reading!

Llamas, tools and epilepsy have this in common: A Tomboy Tool Fundraising Party hosted at a farm to benefit ICE Epilepsy Alliance & Walk On Animal Assisted Therapy Farm. This event takes place Thursday, Oct 22 at 6:30 pm (you can come at 6 pm to see the animals) at Patton Ridge Farms, 933 Ridings Rd, Lewisville, NC. RSVP to 782-0331 or email

Reeves Theater Haunted House
Friday, October 23 at 7 pm
Downtown Elkin
Come out for a spook-tacular time at this old never-been-restored theatre in Elkin. A perfect setting for a haunted house. $5.

Twilight Candy Hunt
Friday, October 23 at 6:45 pm
Kernersville Parks & Recreation, 1385-B South Park Drive, Kernersville
Bring your flashlight & Halloween bucket to Civitan Park to search for Free candy while supplies last. Ages 7 and under begin at 6:45pm; Ages 8-12 will start at 7:30pm. Goodies will go fast so don't be late.

Haunted Trail - Shiver By the River
Friday, October 23 at 7 pm
BB&T Soccer Park (directly across from Bermuda Run off Hwy 158), Advance, NC
Haunted Trail along the Yadkin River. Hay Rides, Hot Beverages, Scary Fun! $10/person

Pumpkin Carving
Gateway YWCA, Main Street, Winston-Salem
Saturday, October 24 from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Kids of all ages will enjoy this traditional craft. Showcase your skills. Prizes in several catergories! $5 members; $8 non-members.

Saturday Morning Movies
Every Saturday through December 19, 11 am
The Grand 18, 55601 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
$3 movies. Price includes movie ticket, box of popcorn and a kid's size drink.
Movie Schedule:
Oct 24 Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas
Oct 31 Prince of Egypt
Nov 07 Madagascar 2
Nov 14 Bee Movie
Nov 21 Shrek 2 PG
Nov 28 No Movie - Thanksgiving Weekend
Dec 05 Chicken Run
Dec 12 Over the Hedge
Dec 19 Kung Fu Panda
For more information call 336-767-1310 or the Movie Line at 888-94FILMS.

26th Annual Barbeque Festival
Saturday, October 24 from 8:30 am to 6 pm
Main Street, Lexington
Don’t miss this all-day street festival featuring 400+ vendors and the infamous Lexington BBQ. Special area for kids with rides and games. Free event.

Ghost Stories in the Graveyard
Saturday, October 24 at 11 am
Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., GSO
Ghost stories in the cemetery behind the Greensboro Historical Museum, a building that dates back to the early 1830s. Veteran storyteller Cynthia Brown shares her spooky tales. For ages 5 and up. Free event.

Saturday, October 24 from 5 – 9 pm
Cultural Arts District, Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., GSO
An annual Halloween festival in downtown Cultural Arts district. Sponsored by Greensboro Youth Council. Activities for the whole family. Free.

Third Annual Black Walnut Festival
Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to 4 pm
Historic Bethania, 5480 Bethania Road, W-S
Area artists and craftsmen share their talents at this family festival in Historic Bethania. Food such as Brunswick stew, hot dogs and hamburgers. Music by The Fiddle and Bow Society. Children’s activities such as corn husking and doll making. Free.

Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, October 24 from 9 am – 5 pm
N.C. Zoo, 4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro
Celebrate Halloween at the Zoo with games, music, face painting, treats, and costume contests. Adults, $10; ages 2-12, $6; under 2, free.

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.

Community Jewish Festival
Sunday, October 25 from 11 am to 5 pm
Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road, GSO
Come out to learn more about the Jewish religion and culture while having fun. There is a Kids Zone, along with ethnic food, Jewish arts and crafts, entertainment, prize drawings, Jewish Book Sale. $1; ages 5 and under, free.

Paws in the Park
Sunday, October 25; Time TBA.
Country Park, 3902 Nathanael Green Drive, GSO
Bring your dog (on a leash) to enjoy this FREE event at Country Park’s Bark Park.

Sundays in the Park
Sunday, October 25 from 2 – 5 pm
Center City Park, between N. Elm and N. Davie streets, GSO
Big Bang Boom will be there! Along with a children’s Halloween parade. Free!

What did we forget? Please add your event below!


Andrea said...

Sunday 1-5p Touch-A-Truck at WS Children's Museum. Rain or shine.

Anonymous said...

Lexington BBQ Festival is so much fun! Great idea to spend a little family time.

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