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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Thank goodness we can venture out this weekend and have fun without the snow! I say every week there are great things happening in the Triad, but there really are! Both Children's Museums (in GSO and in W-S) are holding discount Friday nights (hurrah!), the Paramount Theater in Burlington is featuring two great kid productions, a home in Lexington that was featured on Extreme Home Make-Over is having an Open House, and the new International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro is now offering some great programs for kids of all ages.

Keep reading to get all the scoop for the weekend! Enjoy, Smarties!

Art of Accessorizing
Thurs, Feb. 18 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Meg Brown Home Furnishings, 5491 US Hwy 158, Advance
Part of the Art of Decorating Workshop Series. Bring your home to life and learn the art of accessorizing. We will cover wall arrangements, bookshelves, tabletop displays, flowers, foliage to create the perfect setting. By The Decorating Gals: Marybeth Barrett, Addressing Spaces, Ava Lewandowski, Redesigns by Ava. Fee is $35.00per class. Space is limited. Click on link above to register.

Its a Princess Tea Party!
Feb. 20 and 27 at 11:00 am
The Paramount Theatre, 128 E. Front St., Burlington
Come dressed in your Princess finery to make a craft, have fancy cake and punch, and a photo with Belle and The Beast to take home with you. Many other guest appearances so have your camera ready! Tickets are available at Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop, 306 S. Church Street, Burlington or The Little Gym Burlington. Cash or check only please. A minimum of one paying adult per 5 children is requested. $20.00 per person. Call 336-222-8497 for reservations Mon. – Fri. 12noon to 3:00 pm.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
February 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8:00 pm
February 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 2:00 pm
Paramount Theatre, 128 E. Front St., Burlington
Call 336-222-8497 for reservations Mon. – Fri. 12noon to 3:00PM – Prices Adults $15.00 Children/Seniors/Students $12.00

Discount Friday Night
Friday, February 19 from 4-8 pm
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S
$3 admission for you and your family! Bring an article of children's clothing (i.e. shorts or t-shirts) for sizes infants to 5 years to support the victims of Haiti. One article of clothing (new or gently used) equals one free admission. Sponsored by BB&T.

Half-Price Friday Nights
Friday, February 19 from 5-8 p.m.
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO
All families welcome on Friday nights for a night of fun at a discounted admission of $3.

Bur-Mil Park Teacher Workday Camps
Friday, February 19 from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Bur Mil Park Clubhouse, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO
Featuring fun-filled experiences for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. They can participate in activities including wildlife and environmental education, arts, crafts, games and more. Registration required. $22 per student, per day.

Creasey Family’s Extreme Home “Thank You” Open House
Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Creasey Home in Lexington
Parking available at Central Davidson High School Parking Lot, 2747 NC Hwy 47, Lexington. Buses will transport to Creasey Home. Cost: $10 for adults $5 children 10& under. Advance Tickets can be purchased online or at Davidson County Cancer Services at 25 W. 6th Avenue in Lexington. Tickets will also be sold at the event. All money raised will go to Davidson County Cancer Services & The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

“What’s Your Story...Get the Message”
Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for members only; Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S
Learn all the different ways to tell a story! Send a message in Morse code, become a TV news anchor, or create virtual cave art. A new exhibit, “What's Your Story… Get the Message” is a 2,000 square foot exhibition consisting of 15 different exhibits that encourage visitors to explore the many ways we send and receive information. Runs through mid-May 2010. Free with museum admission, $7.

Candle Dipping in the Historical Park
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.
High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., HP
Learn how to make candles in the historic park. A costumed interpreter will show you how. All ages welcome. Members, free; non-members, $1 per candle.

Children’s Storytelling and Reading Hour
Saturday, February 20 at 11 am
International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 S. Elm St., GSO
The new International Civil Rights Center & Museum is offering a special storytime for kids ages 6-12 in SIMI's Room. Dr. Linda Brown, Bennett College professor and author, will read her children’s book, “Black Angels." Book signing to follow.

Johnny Lucas Stables 4th Annual Valentine's Day Horse Camp
Saturday, February 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnny Lucas Stables, Gibsonville
Riding, grooming, games, horse decorating and more for ages 5-13. Bring your lunch or additional $5 for pizza, chips and soda. Snacks provided. Registration and $20 non-refundable deposit required. $65 per camper.

Saturday, February 20 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive, GSO
Face painting, sea stories and a sea creature craft. “Strange Seafood Tasting,” to sample squid (calamari), mussels or even crayfish. A 300-gallon touch tank features a hands-on experience with exotic marine creatures. Adults, $8; ages 3-13, $7; ages 2and under, free.

Festival of North Carolina Dance
Sunday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Stevens Center of UNCSA, 405 W. Fourth St., W-S
Dance companies from across the state perform. Free.

Performance Workshops for Teens: Josephus Hosts the Poetry Project
Sunday, February 21 from 3-5 p.m.
International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 S. Elm St., GSO
The new International Civil Rights Center & Museum is offering special performance workshops for tweens and teens ages 12-18. Josephus Thompson, word artist and educator, instructs youth on the creation of poetry based on themes of justice, equality and activism.

Did we forget an event? Please add it in the comments below!


Anonymous said...

From one of our Facebook Readers:

Beauty and the Beast Jr. is also playing at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point this week. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 18th, 19th and 20th at 7pm. Saturday February 20th matinee at 2pm. $5 tickets.

Kari said...

It is the last weekend to register to consign in the Children's Boutique Resale. Registration closes, Monday, 2/22/10!

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