Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get Out and Do Something! Sept 3-5

Swoosh by swirlingthoughts
Friday, September 3
Hickory-- Fair Time!  The Hickory American Legion Fair begins at the Hickory Fairgrounds, and is running September 1-September 6.  Admission is $5.00 ages 7-17, and $7.00 ages 18+, and Senior Citizen Day is Friday from Noon-5:00pm.  See here for concert information.  Concerts start at 9:00pm, with fireworks afterward! 

Winston-Salem--  Poetry in the Park takes place at Winston Square Park, 301 Marshall St.  This is a free family event where you can come listen or share your own words!  3:30pm-7:00pm
Greensboro-- First Friday Indie Market is an open market of handmade and vintage sellers at the corner of South Elm and MLK that is held the first Friday of April-December from 4:00pm-9:00pm.  The Indie Market features local artists and craftspeople, many of which also have Etsy shops!

Winston-Salem-- Reynolda House Museum of American Art  is having Cinema Under the Stars on Friday starting at 9:00pm.  Tonight's film will be The Birds, and director and Hitchcock authority Peter Bogdanovich will make remarks beforehand.  The fee is $5.00, $3.00 for members and students.

Saturday, September 4
Race Cars by McCoy Toys
North Wilkesboro--Gates open at 7:00am for the Labor Day Classic at the North Wilkesboro Speedway!  This short track opened in 1947 and  held NASCAR races there beginning in 1949.  The track closed in 1996, and this will be the first event at since. There will over twenty cars for an open testing session, including the PASS Super Late Models, Stadium Stock, Limited Late Models, and Allison Legacy.  Practice starts at 9:00am and the green flag will be thrown at 2:00pm.  Buy tickets here!
Kernersville--  K'ville Indie Flea featuring local artists and artisans, Cherry Street, Saturdays April-October 8am-2pm
Greensboro--  Children's Storytelling and Reading Hour begins at 11:am in the International Civil Rights Center on South Elm Street.  Each Saturday leaders from the community join in storytelling and reading, with books for children especially between the ages of 5-12.  Afterward, the children will make their own arts activity to take home.  The fee for access to the reading hour is $6.00 for adults, seniors, and students and $4.00 for youth.  Find out more here!
Greensboro--  This is Living History Weekend at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.  The public is invited as the men and women of the Guilford Militia present a variety of interpretive programs clad in replica Revolutionary War clothing and carry the firearms of 1781 while living the life of the 1780's soldier and camp follower.  The camp will be at tour stop #6 from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.  There are no parking or entrance fees.

Sunday, September 5
Sandy Ridge-- The Hare Krishna Temple sponsors a Sunday Feast each week from 3:00pm-6:00pm.  This fun day includes song and dance, presentations, interpretations, and a full meal afterward.  There is no admission charge, although donations are welcome.
Burlington--  The Burlington Farmers' Market  runs every Sunday through September.  This market at Burlington Outlet Village features local farmers, this week featuring delicious farm-fresh asparagus, yellow crook neck squash, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, green beans, lettuce, scallions, radishes, kale, swiss chard and much more.  There are also talented artisans with handmade jewelry, painted decorative items, and more!
Greensboro-- Carolina Model Railroaders opens the club every Sunday from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  Located at the Depot on East Washington Street, this is another free event for the family.
Train Set by McCoy Toys

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Kernersville Lake Park


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Boat Ride by soulenergy
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Movie at the Park: Harmon Park in Kernersville NC

Kernersville Parks & Recreation Department, we had a fantastic time at your first Movie in the Park last Friday!  We had been anticipating the day, and we arrived early, allowing plenty of time for some playground play at Harmon Park!  You did a great job of keeping us entertained!  While we waited for the movie to start, we enjoyed an exhibit by Triple Tigers Martial Arts, which is located at 110 North Main Street in Kernersville.  Triple Tigers offer Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do, Tai Chi, and Foil Fencing for all ages.

Triple Tigers Martial Arts exhibit
                                                                                        Brenda Villegas with Smell It! was the the lone independent vendor, and she had an array of colorful wooden flowers to which she added the scent of your choice.  You could choose two small roses or one large rose for $1.00, a small bouquet for $5.00, or one dozen large roses for $10.00. 

We sat way too close to the popcorn popper sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Kernersville !  The delicious smell of fresh popcorn wafted through the air and added to perfect ambiance to Movie Night.

Special Thanks to Chick-fil-A of Kernersville and Arts D'vine for sponsoring this special movie night!  By the way, Chick-fil-A has a family fun night every Tuesday from 5-8... and you can check their event calendar here.

KPRD had a couple of contests for the kids while they waited for the movie.  The first involved a wet sponge race, and my daughter had a blast!  After that was a hula hoop contest... which was over very quickly.  Congratulations to the winners of both contests.

There was also dancing before the movie began, and I cannot for the life of me remember what the name of the dance was... but it brought me back to my old school night skate parties from twenty years ago.  And for those that didn't know the moves, there was a fun video to watch and help you with the steps.

And on to the main attraction, the movie "Up".  This is a story about a man who has dreamed big his whole life... and has his book of adventures to go with it.  He flies to South America in a house suspended by helium balloons, and discovers mid-air that the friendly neighborhood Wilderness Scout Russell has come along for the ride!

We also received a bag full of coupons from Downtown Kernersville business that sponsored the evening.  Please remember to shop local!

Splurges Boutique-- they are celebrating their One Year Celebration at 210 N. Main St. Suite 130 (The Shoppes at the Factory) from September 6-11.
All Thing Yummy-- 108 North Main St.
Wendy H. James of Coltrane, Grubbs & James, PLLC Attorneys at Law-- 109 East Mountain St. Ste D
Ringeman Insurance Agency-- 203 North Main Street
Southwinds Gallery--  132 W. Mountain St. They are having a "Meet the Artists Happy Hour" Saturday, August 28 4-7pm
Inlow's Country Market & Deli-- 234 North Main Street
Muddpies Pottery & Gifts-- 233 North Main St.  They are having their Fall Open House August 27-28.  Friday, 10-6 and Saturday 10-4
Love That Music! Inc.-- 148 North Main St.
Floor Coverings International
Ellington Jewelers-- 123 North Main St.
Fritz on Main-- 109 North Main St.
Evy's Gifts-- 126 South Main Street
Fabulous Find Consignment-- 114 South Main St.
Discover Downtown Kernersville
Kernersville Chamber of Commerce

This was absolutely the perfect movie to enjoy with the kids on the lawn of Harmon Park!  The weather was perfect, the bugs were scarce, and it was really a great way to spend a Friday evening with the family.  We are eagerly looking forward to the next Movie at the Park on September 10th and will feature "Hotel for Dogs".

See you there!

Century Lake Park, Kernersville

Bye Bye Guckie by soulenergy
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Soul Energy: Century Lake Park: "If I was an avid fisherman, I would probably have a lot to say about Century Lake Park in Kernersville NC. I know from the KPRD website that..."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Civitan Park and Mt. Gur Cemetery, Kernersville

 Hello Piedmont Triad!  For a few days, I'll be importing posts from my other blog... I'll be live soon!  Check out Civitan Park and Mt. Gur Cemetery!

Soul Energy: Civitan Park and Mt. Gur Cemetery: "Civitan Park is at the corner of Bodenhamer and Nelson in Kernersville, NC. It is a wide open space, with tennis courts, volleyball court, ..."

Breathe Out the Sky

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hello, Piedmont Triad! and Fourth of July Park

Hello Piedmont Triad!  I'm Jessica, and I have an etsy shop, where I sell my own handmade jewelry and artistic photos.  When I started blogging, my intention was to be etsy focused.  The marketplace is filled with talented artisans selling handmade and vintage items, and I can easily blog about something etsy everyday.

I'm also the mom of two girls, the older will be six in a few days, the younger turned two last month.  As a mom, I'm always on the lookout for fun activities for the girls.  I found myself blogging  about our days, and I even made a point of visiting a different local park each time to add variety to my blog.  At the beginning, I thought I wouldn't have enough to talk about.  I quickly found that I had a lot to talk about... but one topic (etsy stuff) didn't really meld with the other topic (Triad Living), and it is time to separate the two.

As an independent artist myself, I truly believe in supporting other indie artists,  local farmers markets, small business owners... this blog will focus a lot on those aspects of Triad Living.  As for local indie artists, those are easy to find!  Etsy has a shop local page, making it easy to find local artisans.  I'll have an etsy love feature each week! 

I grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and we now live in Kernersville, which is truly the "Heart of the Triad".  From where I live now, I can get to Winston-Salem or Greensboro in less than twenty minutes.  Kernersville is a beautiful, family oriented town that has perfect parks,  and I've written about most of them on my "other" blog over the last few weeks.  Please bear with me as I import these previous posts onto Piedmont Triad Living.  I'll get all the importing done and over with, and then we'll be LIVE in the Piedmont Triad!

Soul Energy: Fourth of July Park: "Truly, one of our favorite places in the whole wide world... Fourth of July Park! We live in a small town of 22,000 people, located between..."

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