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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

With fall in the air (finally!), it seemed a fitting opportunity for Winston-Salem-based SciWorks to sponsor today’s blog and tell you all about its Annual HarvestFest happening this Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. What a wonderful way to welcome fall, and a fun idea for the kids before trick-or-treating takes place!

At HarvestFest, you’ll find hay rides (first ride covered with admission price; all other rides just $1), pony rides with Cash Lovell Stables (from 12 to 2 pm – 1 ride per child), fall-themed craft activities, games, planetarium shows, interviews with SciWorks’ resident animals, and obedience training exhibitions by the darling dogs of the Winston-Salem Dog Training Club. All these activities are free with paid museum admission (Adults $10, students aged 6 – 19 and seniors 62+ $8; children ages 2-5 $6; under 2 free). As always, members get in free.

Plus, SciWorks is offering 25% discount on memberships during this event (applies to new or renewed memberships), and you must be in person to redeem. Call (336) 767-6730 or visit the web site for more information and directions. See you there!

Keep reading to get the rest of this weekend's spooky scoop. Have a happy Halloween!

Halloween Workshops
Thurs, Oct 29 from 2 – 4 pm and Fri, Oct 30 from 2 – 4 pm
Young Chefs Academy, Peacehaven Road, W-S
School's Out this Thursday and Friday just in time for our Halloween Themed Workshops! We'll be making the best Halloween Treats including
Jack-O-Latern Cupcakes, Popcorn Balls, Oreo Caramel-Dipped Apples and Witch Fingers! Send your kids in their halloween outfit and best costume wins a prize! Advance Reservations are Required and Space is Limited, so call or email us NOW to reserve your spot!

Behind the Scenes of the Nutcracker
Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 pm
de Mille Theatre on the UNC School of the Arts campus, 1533 South Main St, W-S
The Associates of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will present a behind the scenes first look at the School’s exciting new production of The Nutcracker. Enjoy a rare opportunity to see School of Dance Dean Ethan Stiefel stage and choreograph the opening of the second act of the new staging of The Nutcracker. Watch as Clara and her Prince are welcomed to the Land of Sweets by Angels, the Sugarplum Fairy, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Russian, Mirlitons and more. The evening will feature more than 50 dancers from the UNCSA School of Dance and the UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program. A reception will follow in the Flag Gallery outside of the de Mille lobby. Admission is free, but patrons are asked to RSVP to or to 336-631-1227. (Probably not suited for children, but moms are encouraged to attend!)

Belly Buster Fun Run
Thursday, Oct 29 at 6 pm
Fleet Feet Sports, Reynolda Road, W-S
Test your gut at this fun run. Participants will run a three-mile course and enjoy a big-beefy doughnut at the turnaround point. Runners and walkers of all abilities welcome. In honor of Matt Gfeller, who died after an accident on the Reynolds football field one year ago. His friends dreamed up a crazy, fun 5k event that will take place on November 14, and they'll be on-hand to sign you up. More info, and registration, found on Fleet Feet's web site link above.

Miller Park Fall Festival
Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 – 8 pm
Miller Park in Ardmore neighborhood, W-S
Games, candy and prizes. Costumes welcome. Ages 4 -12

Fall Festival Marshmellow Roast
Friday, Oct 30 from 6 -8 pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1046 Miller St, W-S
Wear your fun costumes and bring your treat bags for some candy and other great stuff! We will have face painting, a cake walk, a craft table, and many more fun booths. Our target age is preschool and young elementary ages children.

DADA Annual Spooktacular
Friday, October 30 from 6 - 9 pm
Downtown Arts District, W-S
Costume contests and games for all ages. Prizes for best costumes for children, adult and pets. For more info email DADA at! DADA- Where Art Lives Spooktacular 2009 is sponsored by DADA- the Downtown Art District Association with supporting funds from First Community Bank Free.

Halloween Safari
Friday, October 30 from 7 - 9 pm
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, HP
No spooks but plenty of surprises await kids and adults on PEC’s trails at night. Meet animals who tell amazing things about their lives up close and personal as you make your way through the darkened woods. Snacks, a campfire and live music complete this unusual Halloween education adventure. All participants should bring a flashlight. $4; children under 5, $1.

Skelly's Scareytales
Friday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington
Presented by Teen to Teen Theatre, this not-so-scary production is about being safe at Halloween. Adults, $7; ages 12 and under, $5.

Reeves Theater Haunted House
Friday, October 30 at 7 pm
Downtown Elkin
Join us for a night at the theater for a Haunted Halloween Experience. All proceeds go to support the Reeves Theater Restroation and the Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity. Tickets $5.00.

Dark In The Park Halloween Celebration
Saturday, October 31 from 5 - 9 pm
Burlington City Park, Burlington
Amusement rides, costume contests, carnival games and Halloween fireworks show.

Saturday, October 31 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, W-S
Don't miss this annual event at SciWorks! We'll have hayrides, make-and-take craft activities, pony rides with Cash Lovell Stables and Riding Academy (Noon - 2pm), the Winston-Salem Dog Training Club, animal interviews, science demonstrations and more! Wear your Halloween costume! 25% DISCOUNT ON MEMBERSHIPS (renewals or new memberships) THIS DAY ONLY! Must be purchased at our front desk and not via phone or web site. No other coupons apply. Cost: $10 adults, $8 age 6-19 and srs, $6 age 2-5, under 2, free.

Trick-or-Treat at Burlington Outlet Village
Saturday, October 31 from 4 - 6 pm
Burlington Outlet Village, exit 145 on I85/40, Burlington
An annual family-friendly trick-or-treat party from store to store. Free.

Trunk-or-Treat at Friedberg Moravian Church
Saturday, October 31 from 5 - 7 pm
Friedberg Moravian Church, 2178 Friedberg Church Road, W-S
Fun games for kids (giant inflatables, face painting, cake walk, decorated cars, lots of candy!) plus door prizes (iPod Nano for grand prize!)

Wizard of Oz Trail
Saturday, October 31 from 10 am to 3 pm, and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm
Castle McCulloch, 3925 Kivett Drive, Jamestown
The Community Theatre of Greensboro and Castle McCulloch invite you to follow our fifth annual Family-Friendly Halloween Trail. Meet all of your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz as you follow the Yellow Brick Road. Your munchkins may don their costumes and enjoy the beautiful historic grounds of Castle McCulloch as it is transformed into the mythical land of OZ. The 45 minute walking trail is a site to behold by young and old alike and will lend itself to the likes of the Cowardly Lion and the Witches Castle to name a few. You will not want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the Wizard of Oz Trail 2009 at spectacular Castle McCulloch. Visit the web site for ticket information. Adults, $9; ages 2-12, $6; children 2 and under, free.

Shopping for Friends
Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2 – 5 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 447 West Washington St, GSO
Join us for a fun day of shopping to benefit Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test ( Hang out with your friends, shop for yourself, do some holiday shopping and help out Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test. Silpada, Southern Living at Home, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Be Creative, Avon, Votre Vu, Thirty One, Tupperware, Discovery Toys, Xango, Baglady Boutique & Accessories, Princess Custom Design and Feel Good Frames. If you have some unwanted gold jewelry, bring it with you. Ben David Jewelers is a participating vendor and will buy your unwanted jewelry and give you money on the spot.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back
Sunday, November 1 from 3 - 5 pm
Dr. Andrea Robinson Dental Studios, 2900 Lyndhurst Ave., W-S
Bring unopened candy and receive $1 per pound and a glowing toothbrush! Unopened candy will be shipped overseas through Operation Gratitude. Also, come see magicians, a puppeteer, and enjoy the raffles. Free.

Lincoln Financial ArtQuest Community Arts Sundays
Sunday, November 1 from 3 - 5 pm.
ArtQuest, Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 200 N. Davie St., GSO
Experience this hands-on gallerty that ArtQuest presents. Featuring arts and craft activities of cultures from around the world and in the Triad. Occurs monthly. Members, free; non-members, $2.50.

Hollymont Camp Show
Monday, Nov 2 at 7 pm
Big Shotz Tavern, W-S
Hollymont is a privately owned, Christian camp for girls ages 6 - 15. They are accredited by the American camp Association and offer a variety of 6, 13, and 27 day session options. The camping season runs for 8 weeks and lasts from June to August. Hollymont’s camp motto is, Living & Learning with Love & Laughter, and states their priority to foster each camper's physical, social, and spiritual development in the context of a loving, Christian environment. Hollymont is located in Asheville, North Carolina on the 300-acre campus of the prestigious Asheville School -- one of the nation's leading boarding schools! Any questions please fill free to call/email Kay-Lynn at 765-7426 or

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Allison said...

Going to get my membership tomorrow!

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