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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Looking for last minute gift items and stocking stuffers? Then come out and support Smarty Sponsor Spooneez -along with 30 local vendors - at the Meadowlark Middle School Holiday Baazar (in Winston-Salem) on Friday, Dec 11th from 5-8pm as they showcase their products and handcrafted items. In addition to Spooneez, vendors include: 31 Gifts, Pampered Chef, Silpada jewelry, Mary Kay, Creative Memories, Best Friends Bakery, Games 2 U, Cookie Lee jewelry, Polliwog, and Green Beanies.

The night will include a hotdog/hamburger meal for only $5.00 per person, along with a gift basket raffle featuring 12 themed baskets (winter fun, movie night, game night, chef's, his, her, etc) with special contributions by The Jewel Box, New Town Bistro, Big Shotz, Young Chef's Academy, Meg Brown, Bounce U...just to name a few. Tickets are only $.50 each or 3 for $1.00. There will also be a band and chorus performance, art exhibits, and book fair that evening.

And don't forget: Spooneez is running a 12 Days of Christmas FREE SHIPPING promotion on its web site along with daily surprise specials. You won’t want to miss them!

To get the rest of the holiday scoop happening around town, keep reading!

SciWorks’ Annual Holiday Open House
Friday, December 11 from 4-8pm
SciWorks, 400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL! Plus, entertainment in the Great Hall, Planetarium Shows, Mannheim Steamroller Laser Show, Barnyard – Decorated with Luminaries, and Make-and-take Holiday Crafts in Learning Labs I and II.

Parents Night Out at the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
Friday, December 11, 5-9 p.m.
Need a date night? Need to do some Holiday shopping? Take this time for yourselves, leave the kids with us! We will have a yummy pizza dinner, a craft (a present they can give you, perhaps!), holiday themed storytime, dancing with Clifford, playtime in the museum, games and activities. Call to register at 723-9111ext. 211. $25/child, $10/siblings. For ages 3 and up!

Pictures With Santa
Friday, December 11 – 6-7:30pm
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa visits GCM! Get your photo taken with Santa for $5 (in addition to admission fee).

A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 11
High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., HP
N.C. Shakespeare Festival's annual production of the classic Dicken's tale. Adults, $31; children, $23. Visit web site for complete show time schedule.

The Nutcracker
Dec. 9–12 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 12-13 2 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
The Stevens Center of the U.N.C. School of the Arts, 405 W. Fourth St., W-S
Start your annual tradition this year. Presented by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. $20-$66.

The Nutcracker
Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m.
Reynolds Auditorium, Reynolds High School, W-S.
The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre presents its 13th annual Nutcracker Ballet. Children can purchase special $5 tickets to meet characters before Saturday’s performance from 1-1:30 p.m. Adults,$20; children, $15.

Candlelight Guided Tours of Reynolda House
Friday, December 11 from 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S
Come experience Reynolda House in a new light, with period decorations (including a dining table setting), refreshments, carols played on the original Aeolian organ and family Christmas cards and letters drawn from the Museum archives. Members, $12; non-members, $15.

Snackin’ with Santa
Friday, December 11 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Lindley Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Drive, GSO
Enjoy snacks with Santa, along with arts and crafts activities. $2 per child.

Riders in the Sky – Christmas the Cowboy Way
Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m.
Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., GSO
Adults, $24.50; children, $19.50 (plus $1.50 Theatre Restoration Fee).

Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity
Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Sundays 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m.
Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater, 232 S. Elm St., GSO

Grandparent Child Gingerbread House
Saturday, December 12 at Noon
The Stocked Pot Cooking School Kitchen, Wine Store 381 Jonestown Road (Centre Stage Shopping Center), WS
Cost: $34.00

City of King Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m.
Streets of downtown King.
Themed “Christmas in Toyland” this parade is sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council and organized by The King Christmas Parade Committee. Free.

2nd Annual Christmas Kids Camp at the Proehlific Park Sports Complex
Saturday, December 12
Proehlific Park Sports Complex, 4517 Jessup Grove Road, GSO
Come shop, relax or observe while your child plays, learns and participates in an interactive nativity, arts and crafts, caroling, Christmas-themed games, a Bible story station and more. For children ages 3-10. $5 per child, with a family maximum of $10. Reservations required by Dec. 11 at noon.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 12 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Friedberg Moravian Church, 2178 Friedberg Church Road, W-S
Hosted by MOPS at Friedberg Moravian Church. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and photo opportunities with Santa. Free. Donations accepted.

Candlefest at Country Park
Saturday, December 12 from 6-9 pm
Country Park, 3902 Nathanael Greene Drive, GSO
More than 5,000 luminaries along the loop at Country Park will be lit. Bring a nonperishable food item to be collected by the area Girl Scouts and distributed to needy families. Free.

Holiday Market
Saturday, December 12 from 10 am to 2 pm
Jamestown First Baptist Church, 306 Guilford Road, Jamestown
Skip the malls and shop one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts, popular home-based vendors, and home baked goods. Proceeds benefit the Weekly Early Education preschool program at Jamestown First Baptist. Admission is free.

Holiday Storytime
Saturday, December 12 at 1 pm
Burlington Outlet Village, Burlington
Visit the Burlington Christmas Market. Holiday story time for kids. Free.

Gingerbread Workshop at the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Join us for a mini-gingerbread house workshop where we make houses out of individual milk cartons! It is a perfect size for your own pint size gum drop (a.k.a. you child!)! Listen to a gingerbread story, sing along to holiday music, and take home your very own gingerbread house! This workshop has a Please Touch philosophy! Children can test taste the yummy candy they are decorating with to make sure they are happy with their decorative choices! Registration required, $5/child (one free parent entry into workshop, does not include admission into the museum). Pre-register by Dec. 9 for the workshop on the 13th. Call to register at 723-9111 ext. 211.

Chanukah Wonderland
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Sunday, December 13 from 1-5pm
Celebrate the Unity, Joy, and Light of Chanukah at the Greensboro Children’s Museum! Experience Chanukah through hands-on activities and fun this day including Chanukah theater, Olive press demonstrations, Chanukah crafts, candle making, face painting, Chanukah lego land and much more! Open to the entire community. Presented by the Chabad of Greensboro Free with admission or membership.

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 13 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Graylyn Conference Center 1900 Reynolda Road, WS
This annual holiday event is one children, and parents alike, will love. Don’t spend another minute waiting in a long mall line to see Santa. Bring the family to the Graylyn Estate for a delicious buffet breakfast and a visit with Old St. Nick. Don’t forget your cameras for the photo-op while your little one sits on Santa’s lap and for the smile on their face after receiving a special gift from him. Graylyn has also partnered again this year with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to be a local drop off location for Toys for Tots. If you wish to participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl. Cost for the event is $19.95 per person, $9.95 for children age five to 12; free for ages four and under. For more information or to make a reservation please call 336-758-2425.

Children's Workshop: Making Snowflakes
Sunday, December 13 at 3 pm
Burlington Outlet Village, Burlington.
Bring the kids to the Burlington Christmas Market to make beautiful snowflakes.Free.

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus: Winter Celebration Concert
Sunday, December 13 at 3 pm
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University, W-S
Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free.

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Catherine said...

Fantastic list! I am so excited that my family is staying at home this weekend so we can take advantage of all these events!

April said...

I've been wanting to have a reason for a Spooneez product for a while! Today's promo with the free travel thing did it. I just ordered an original Spooneez and can't wait to get it along with the free gift!

Monica said...

Monkey Hooper Hula Hoops will also be at the Meadowlark Holiday Bazaar Friday night! Looking forward to doing some shopping of my own with the fine ladies of Spooneez & all the other great local vendors. Stop by and say hi!

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