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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy Wednesday! Who's got cabin fever? I know I do, and I'm excited for this weekend to be a balmy 48 degrees ;) At least we can now venture out with the kids. And there's no better reason to be outside than Friday's Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Parade in downtown High Point. Details are below. Other great ways to warm up this weekend: Attend tomorrow's Chili Luncheon at the YWCA Gateway in Winston-Salem, or this weekend's Piedmont Fire Expo at Joel Coliseum. All these details can be found below too.

As we honor Martin Luther King, Jr this weekend, let's all remember what this holiday is all about. My five-year-old daughter (who just learned about MLK Jr in school) couldn't have summed it up better by saying, "He made our world a little more peaceful."

Enjoy the long weekend, and keep reading to get all the scoop.

Chili Luncheon & Silent Auction
Thursday, January 14 from 11 to 2 pm
YWCA Gateway, 1300 S. Main Street, W-S
YWCA is celebrating the 14th annual Project New Start, a program that helps women offenders and women with addictions learn healthy living skills. Chili is generously donated by local chefs from Twin City Diner, Fox & Hound, Foothills Brewery, West End CafĂ©, Mossy’s, Bib’s, WXII, 107.5 KZL, Rock 92, Hawley House, Pfafftown Packers, Triad Community Kitchen, and Whole Foods.

Piedmont Fire Expo
Friday, January 15 from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm
Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem
What child doesn’t get excited seeing bright red fire engines, sirens screaming, whizzing down the street? Or hope to become a firefighter when he or she grows up? Come experience first-hand the exciting world of firefighting and rescue at the Piedmont Fire Expo, the annual fundraiser of the Forsyth County Fire and Rescue Association. One of the largest shows in the Southeast, vendors can showcase new equipment and fire and rescue personnel receive advanced and innovative training. It’s also a day for community members to witness first hand the “live action” that they rarely get to see in person. Other events include hands-on fire-extinguisher safety stations, a fire safety house that children can crawl through and learn very important safety tips, photo opportunities with Sparky the Dog, Smokey the Bear, kid giveaways and many more hands-on activities for the entire family. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children 16 and under. Parking is also free.

La Leche League of Greensboro Monthly Meeting
Friday, January 15 from 10 to 11:30 am
Leonard Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, GSO
Free breastfeeding information and support. Babies and toddlers are always welcome.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade
Friday, January 15 at 3 pm
Russell Street, downtown HP
Free annual parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Begins at Russell and ends at Richardson St.

Parents Night Out: "Crazy Concoctions and Kids Creation Dinner
Friday, January 15 from 6 - 10 pm
YWCA High Point, 112 Gatewood Ave., HP
On the third Friday night of every month the YWCA High Point provides a late night activity for the youth, and encourages parents to drop their kids off for a night to themselves. Each month has a themed activity for the youth that includes dinner. Participants will create a fun meal from a selection of child friendly finger foods. Parents can expect a fun safe environment! Members, $10; non-members, $15.

Book Signing with Michele Manderine
Friday, January 15 5-8 p.m.
Chocolatte Boutique, 107-A Gleneagles Way, Advance
Author Michele Manderine will be signing copies of her children's book, "Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat." Free.

Culture of Color Celebration
January 16, 17 & 18, all day
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Join us as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as well as the traditions, the history, and the art of African-American culture. We’ll have special stories, activities and programs! Free with admission/membership.

"Pirates on the High Seas"
Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm
K.R. Williams Auditorium, Winston-Salem State University, W-S
The Winston-Salem Symphony’s Discovery Concerts for Kids are created for children ages 4-13, and are designed to be a lively, interactive, innovative and fun introduction to music. Featuring music and activities from Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance and more. Adults, $9; ages 2-13, $5; 2 and under, free.

Recycling in Greensboro
Saturday, January 16 from 10-11 a.m.
Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
Learn about the importance of recycling, what happens to the recyclable materials when they leave the recycling center, and what Greensboro’s recycling program looks like. For ages 6 nad up. Free.

Clifford Appearance
Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty Street, W-S
Boys and girls come and hang out with your favorite Big Red Dog! Free with admission.

Don't forget to register for the January giveaway from Andrea Halsey Photography! Click here to learn more about her business and register. This giveaway registration will end on Friday, Jan.15th.

Congratulations to today's winner of the Monster Truck show tickets, Elizabeth Douglass! We hope you enjoy the show!

To register for the Monster Jam giveaway,
click here. Don't forget that you must be a newsletter subscriber in order to qualify for either giveaway. Good luck!


Heather said...

I had to leave a comment today. I have heard about your site from so many people and just had time to get on and surf around today since I am home with a sick child. I love it! You have fantastic information for parents, plus lots of fun things as well! I'll be booking our next party through your Birthday Party Idea Directory! I'll be back frequently!

Katie M said...

Thanks, Heather! Comments like yours make it all so worth it! We love what we do here at TSP!

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