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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events

By Katie M

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Smarties! Today's a great day to go ahead and pinch yourself because not only is the much anticipated Creative Containers Sale coming soon, but we also have an awesome line-up of weekend events below (thanks in large part to many of your submissions)...AND...the weather is supposed to be sunny (for the most part).

So let us first start by reminding you of the buckhead betties by Creative Containers Sale. You may have read our past few blogs on this event. It is one you will not want to miss. It will be held April 16-24, 2010 at 300 NC Highway 68. (Same location as the fall sale.) Here are the dates and times:

April 16-17th 9am-6pm
April 18th 1-5pm
April 19-23rd 9am-6pm
April 24th 9am-4pm

We'll be there, and we hope to see you there as well! As for the rest of the weekend line-up, keep reading! And...please let us know of any St. Patrick Day parades in the Triad this weekend! If you know of one (or more), add to the comments below!

The Seventh Annual Lilly And Smocked Clothing Exchange!
Wednesday, March 17 from 6:30 – 8 pm to public; Thursday, March 18 from 9:30 am - Noon
2616 Forest Drive, W-S
Women’s, teens and kids Lilly items plus lots of great name brand clothes in great condition.

Ardmore Methodist Clothing Exchange and Bake Sale
Sale Dates and Times:
Wednesday, March 17th 9:15am to 1:00pm
Thursday, March 18th 9:15am to 1:00pm
Thursday, March 18th 5pm to 7:00pm (Half Price Sale begins)
Friday, March 19th 9:15am to 11:00 (More half price sale)
Ardmore Methodist Through-the-Week School, 630 South Hawthorne Road, WS

St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Wednesday, March 17 at 11:30 am
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St, GO
Make sure you wear your green as we celebrate with special green food tastings, groovy green art, & a great green parade at 11:30 & 4:00!

Spring Eggstravaganza
Thursday, March 18 from 3:30 – 5 pm
Reynolda Village – the field below the Silo
Sponsored by ABC of NC Child Development Center, the event will features an egg hunt for children under the age of 4, a separate egg hunt for children ages 4-8, games and activities for all ages, a magician, and photos with the Bunny. We will also be holding an Adult Egg Grab – where adults can make a $20 donation to the school and select an egg from a large basket. Every egg selected will have a prize inside, and prizes range from $10 to $100 in value. The prizes were generously donated by Reynolda Village merchants and other local area stores/businesses. All proceeds from this event go directly to our school, to help develop the individualized programs we offer for the children we serve.

The Art of Decorating Workshop Series: What the Hue?
Thurs, March 18 from 6:30 – 8 pm
Meg Brown Home Furnishings, 5491 US Hwy 158, Advance
An introductory class to color. Learn the psychology and what each color means. We will show you how to choose the perfect color palette for your home. Fee is $35/class. Space limited. Register by clicking link above.

Ice Skating at the Annex
Friday, March 19 at 12
LJVM Coliseum Annex 414 Deacon Blvd., W-S
For great afternoons, noon til 4:00 p.m. and wild and fast evenings, 7:30 til 10:00 p.m., go Ice Skating! Group Lessons available on Mondays only now thru March 22, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission. $3 skate rental. $1 spectator

Discount Friday Night
Friday, March 19 at 4 pm
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty St, W-S
Just $3 per person!

Paws to Read
Friday, March 19 at 11 am
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
The Winston-Salem Dog Training Club brings by their furry friends (dog therapy certified) by for a ter-ruff-ic storytime. You can love on the dogs, hear a story, see their special tricks, and even read a story to them!

2010 Tour of Fine Spaces
Saturday, March 20 from 10 am to 4 pm
The Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS) presents a new spin on an annual event. The well known Tour of Fine Kitchens will expand to become the Tour of Fine Spaces incorporating more than just kitchens, it will also include outdoor spaces, bathrooms, and more. The tour will feature select homes throughout Winston-Salem and will give design, decorating and building ideas to tour goers, while supporting the Junior League of Winston-Salem’s programming aimed at nurturing and educating individuals to build healthier families and stronger communities. Each space features a local caterer or restaurant that will offer delicious samples. Tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour and may be purchased from the Junior League of Winston-Salem Office or at various locations in Winston-Salem. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit web link above.

"Score Your Home” Sales Weekends
March 20-21 and March 27-28 across the Triad from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily
A two-weekend schedule of open houses, will feature 10 new communities in Forsyth, Guilford and Alamance counties. In conjunction with area real estate agencies Coldwell Banker Triad, RE/MAX, Lewis & Clark, Allen Tate and Ed Price & Associates the organizations will host basketball conference themed open houses in the neighborhoods each weekend. For every home sold during the event, BB&T will make a donation to the Habitat affiliate where the home is located. Additional funds will be raised through a raffle awarding one lucky winner a decorative exterior lighting package for their home. Proceeds will go to the local Habitat affiliates in Alamance and Forsyth counties as well as to those in Greensboro and High Point.For more information about the “Score Your Home” sales and fundraising event, as well as a list of all 10 communities, please log on to web link above.

Greensboro Museum Discovery Day
Sat., March 20
Natural Science Center, GSO
NSC will open its doors to many of Greensboro and Guilford County's wonderful museums and education-based attractions. Members of the newly formed Greensboro Museum Consortium will set up booths, exhibits and displays highlighting and promoting their unique attractions. All gate receipts from that day will be set aside in a fund to help launch an all-out Museum Day scheduled for 2011. The Natural Science Center is honored and proud to support and help promote the amazing institutions that help make our region so culturally rich and diverse.

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Saturday, March 20, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, March 21, 1 pm to 4 pm
High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. between College and McGuinn Drives, HP
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4:30 and Sunday, 1-4:30. The Historical Park is open Saturday, 10-4 and Sunday, 1-4. Free Admission. For more information on these events or exhibits call 885-1859 or visit web link above.

Harlem Globetrotters
Sunday, March 21 at 2 pm
Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Lee St, GSO
Coming off the most successful year in the franchise’s illustrious history, with a record-breaking 62 box offices records and over two million smiling fans, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are primed to showcase their eye-popping 2010 World Tour in Greensboro on Sunday, March 21, 2010 with the wholesome family entertainment known worldwide for thrilling fans young and old and making cherished family memories.

Spring Arts & Crafts at the Market
Sunday, March 21 from 11 am to 5 pm
Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, GSO
This event features the best of the local arts and crafts community. Craft artisans from throughout the Triad exhibit handmade pottery, jewelry, fiber art and wearables, soaps, sculpture, garden art, wood crafts, florals, artisan foods and much more. Find unique gifts for birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and weddings.Parking & admission are free.

What did we forget? Please add your event below. And if you want to notify Triad Smarty Pants of an upcoming event, email us at and we'll get it scheduled. Enjoy your weekend!

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Kristie said...

Also, don't forget:
Twin City Mothers of Multiples Sale
Clothing, Equipment, Toys and More
(note: this sale is for everyone, not just for families with multiples!)

Saturday March 20th
7am - noon
Parkway Presbyterian Church
Silas Creek Parkway at Yorkshire Road, near Sherwood Forest Elementary

It's a great sale! One day only - don't miss it!

Kristie said...

Oh, one more thing!
The Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association is having their annual SKATE-A-THON

Sunday, March 21st
LJVM Coliseum Annex

FREE admission!
FREE skate rental!
FREE open skate!
Raffle for prizes!
Silent Auction!
Door Prizes!
Snacks and More!

Proceeds from the raffle and auction will benefit the WSYHA.

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