Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shop Local Piedmont Triad !

You'll find this week's Etsy Love clickable in the right-hand column!   

Monday, September 27, 2010

10/3 Sunday

Greensboro-- Blessing of the Animals, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 3506 Lawndale Drive.  Activities, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, groomer, pet trick and costume contests, music and food.  Free parking at rear of the church. 

Browns Summit-- Haw River State Park Open House, 2:00pm-6:00pm.  Hikes, birding classes, a live bird show, birding activities and crafts for youths.

Whitsett-- Harvest Celebration at Peacehaven Community Farm!  Everything is free!  Live music, pig pickin', hayride, bonfire, petting pen, games, storyteller, farm exhibits, and more!  1458 NC Hwy 61.  4pm-7pm

Greensboro-- Parks and Recreation Fall Open House, 2400 16th Street, 1-6pm.  Free community day at the Greensboro Sportsplex with sport demonstrations, pony rides, inflatables, and more!

10/2 Saturday

Stokesdale-- Classic Car Show & Bike Run, 8500 Ellisboro Road.  Classic cars and motorcycles, arts and crafts, food and drink, raffle, vendors, live music, and more!  10:00am-3:00pm.  Free admission!

Mebane-- Downtown Mebane Autumn Fest, 10am-4pm.    Bluegrass music, hayrides, local crafters, and pumpkin and mums market.

Greensboro-- The Carolina Model Railroaders will open their doors at 10am-5pm.  Z, N and HO layouts at The Depot, REA building, 234B E. Washington Street.

Concord-- A Touch of Yesterday, Historic Bost Grist Mill.  $5 ages 5 and up, under 5 free.  Vendors and displays of how life was lived in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.  Live entertainment, food, fun and games!

Kernersville-- K'ville Indie Flea from 8am-2pm.  Check out the fantastic vendors.  This week's is bigger than ever!  The flea is now at 230 North Cherry Street, at the corner of Cherry and Armfield. 

10/1 Friday

Greensboro-- First Friday!  Explore the artistic community in Downtown Greensboro!

9/30 Thursday

9/29 Wednesday

Greensboro-- Pink in the Park will be held at Center City Park in downtown from 10:30-1:30pm.  This free event celebrates survivors and honors victims of breast cancer.  There will be music and entertainment, prizes, and informational material.

Greensboro-- There's free live music every Wednesday at lunchtime at Center City Park.  Bring your lunch and relax... this week's music will feature  Wickerbach. Music starts at 12:00pm.

9/28 Tuesday

Pick a Farmers Market, any Farmers Market.  You've got Krankies, downtown Winston-Salem.  You've got the Farmers Market at the Downtown School off of Sixth Street.  You've got the Triad Farmers Market in Colfax.  Buy local!

9/27 Monday

Greensboro-- Fitness by the Fountain in Center City Park 100 North Elm Street from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  This is a free event for the family, with no prior experience necessary!  Just bring yourself, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle.  This event runs every Monday through October, and this week's class will be African Dance w/ Wesley Williams.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

9/26 Sunday

I've got a little bit of a lull in activities coming up these next few days.  Do you know of anything happening Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday?  Everything is being packed into the weekends lately! 

So to make up for it, here's the link back from last Sunday, with a coupon for free family admission to Castle McCulloch! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Visit Triad Park!

Triad Park, on the Guilford/Forsyth Counties border, is 426 acres of pure playing bliss.  The park is a joint venture between the two counties, and it has so much to offer!  There are three playgrounds, a catch-and-release fishing pond, a rock climbing playground, soccer and softball fields, seven volleyball courts, nine horseshoe pits, a hiking trail loop, a paved path system, picnic tables with grills, three gazebo shelters, and three picnic shelters.  (Whew!  Let me stop and take my breath!)

As you enter the park and go to your right, one of the first activities you come to is the rock climbing playground.  It's in the same area as the soccer field.  Each rock is labeled with the appropriate age level.  There are fun "finds" carved into the rocks-- if you look closely, you'll see lizards, frogs, crabs and more!

The fishing pond is between the soccer field and first playground.  It's down a steep hill and is not considered wheelchair accessible.  Once you get down to the pond, there are plenty of benches to sit and fish.  All North Carolina Wildlife Fish and Game regulations apply.  It is a catch-and-release pond, and live minnow bait is allowed.  The pond is stocked seasonally with bass and bream.

You can obtain a fishing license at Salem Lake, Wal-Mart and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Triad Park never gets boring.  With three playgrounds, we love to start at one and work our way to the next one.  Every playground has nice, bouncy rubbery matting beneath.  The equipment is varied at each area.  And there is smaller equipment for the 2-5 years olds in each play space.

With 426 acres of open area, woods, ponds and meadows, there is sure to be wildlife abound.  On a walk along the paved path, the only wildlife we saw were lots of squirrels and this busy spider!

For more information about Triad Park, visit their website.  You will find hours, directions, and facility rental prices there.

We love Triad Park!  You will, too!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shop Local and N&R Bargain Blog Readers!

I am excited to announce that Piedmont Triad Living is a featured site in the Links of Interest section of the Bargain Blog in the online edition of the Greensboro News & Record! 


I've always enjoyed reading Mike Fuchs column Savvy Shopper in the Greensboro News & Record, which highlights retail news and deals in the Triad.  A few years ago he began The Bargain Blog,  which is a roundup of the best deals out there, with a focus on the Triad.  I use a ton of resources for Piedmont Triad Living, and the Bargain Blog was the only place I found the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visit in Greensboro last Friday!   You can  always link to The Bargain Blog on the bottom left of this page, under  "I follow..."

I read Savvy Shopper and The Bargain Blog because they help me support locally owned businesses.  Another resource I use to support local artists and craftspeople is the Shop Local feature on Etsy.  This is a fantastic, worldwide host for  handmade and vintage sellers.  Etsy makes it easy to shop local-- there are hundreds of artists and crafters from the Piedmont Triad with a shop on this site!  You can always find featured local artists on the right-side column of this blog under the "Shop Piedmont Triad Local Artists and Artisans" column.  Click on a picture and it will bring you straight to their shop!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shop Local Piedmont Triad

The "Shop Piedmont Triad" column has been updated for the week.  You'll find it on the right hand side.  Please take a moment to view their beautiful items!

Rock the Block Review

I've often been told, "If you can't say something nice, Don't say anything at all."

I've considered that, pondered it, and decided that in this case, I just can't do it.

Rock the Block with Chris Paul, Winston-Salem's end-of-summer festival, really didn't do much for me at all.  Yes, there were a lot of people.  Yes, there were stages with live music.  Yes, there was a Kid's Zone.  But for this mom with two small girls (one being pushed in a stroller), the festival was not. fun. at. all.

We parked in the Cherry Street parking deck, and got a great weekend deal of $2.  Then we headed across the street to the Kid's Zone, and paid the $1 for each child to have unlimited play.  The "play" consisted of less than 10 bouncy houses (not enough for the amount of kids, it was an easy 10 minutes in each line.)  There was also a balloon lady and face-painting.  There were events scheduled on a stage, but we were not there at the appropriate time.    There were also hula hoops scattered in a big open area, and that's where we started out.  The girls did have a great time with the hula hoops.  On to the bouncy slide, where a 10-minute wait gave you once slide down.  Then to a bouncy house, where a 15-minute wait gave you five minutes of bouncing pleasure.  There was a type of "air tee-ball" where you could hit a plastic ball suspended by air after a 10-minute line.  And then the girls were tired of waiting in line, so we hula hooped some more.

Alas, this Mom wanted to see more, do more than hula hoop in the basement of the Benton Convention Center all night.  So we escaped to the streets of Downtown to explore the rest of the festival.

What we encountered on the streets were people.  Lots and lots of people.  Lots and lots and lots of people.  There were thousands of other people exploring the rest of the festival.  Honestly, for us, there was nothing left for us to do.  We were among the throngs of people traversing Cherry and Fourth Streets.  Too many people, packed tight like sardines, with very few vendors or activities.  There was live music, and that honestly seemed to be it for me.  We got our over-priced food ($3 for a hot dog, $14 for an Italian sausage and french fries.  Yes, I know those are typical prices for this type of event.  But highly ridiculous and highway robbery, in my opinion.)  The food vendor was severely understaffed, and we ended up waiting 15-20 minutes for the french fries.  We found a quiet corner in the entrance to the Winston-Salem Journal and ate our supper, and headed back to the Kid's Zone.  On our second trip there, the girls weren't even interested in the bounceys.  They went straight to the hula hoops and there we stayed for another thirty minutes or so.

This was my first time attending Rock the Block.  I was super happy that it got moved to Saturday with extended hours.  I just expected it to be more of a family event, with lots and lots to do.  Sadly, it was not at all what I expected.  There were people having fun... I saw lots of teenagers running around having a great time.  I saw singles in bars with doors wide open dancing and having a great time.  I also saw harried families with young kids looking for something for them.  I just didn't find it.  At the end, I wished that I had gone to Bethabara Park for the Apple Fest, instead.

Here at Piedmont Triad Living, my goal is to find inexpensive, fun family events.  Unfortunately, I don't feel Rock the Block met either of those criteria.

I have just gone back to the website, and I see they are asking for your opinion.  You might win a year's supply of chips and salsa!  If you went and have an opinion, you can take the survey here.

And if you went, and you had a great time, let me know!  I'd love to hear everyone's experiences about Rock the Block! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

9/25 Saturday

Nationwide--   Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day is today!  Free entry to many participating museums, you can find a complete list at the site.  There is a required, downloadable ticket for free entry.

Winston-Salem-- Go Expo at the Benton Convention Center from 9:00am-4:00pm.  Activities will include a GO Kids kids zone will include planting stations, “100-mile diet” games, crafts, demonstrations, face painting, painting games, a library card sign-up station, and information for parents on how to help their kids grow up green.

Asheboro-- Family Fun Fest at Asheboro Friends Meeting. 230 E. Kivett St, Asheboro, NC A Free Family Fun Day! Popcorn, Sno Cones, Sunkist Drinks, Illusion Show, Moon Bounces, Slides, Games, Puppets, and the Good News Express.

Ferris Wheel 1 by labonneattitude
Thomasville-- Everybody's Day!  Celebrate North Carolina's oldest festival with arts and crafts, carnival rides, games, food and activities!  Uptown Thomasville 9:00am-5:00pm. 

Colfax--  Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Annual Community Fair will feature free crafts, songs, bouncy castle and demonstrations by local troops.  Lunch will be available for a small fee.The Madeline Dassow Learning Center , 8818 West Market Street, 10:00am-2:30pm.

Reidsville-- Free Bluegrass Concert at Market Square, 303 South Scales Street, 4:30pm-9:30pm.

Winston-Salem-- Forsyth Medical Center's Fall Festival 11am-4pm.  Enter through Bethesda Road Entrance off Hawthorne Road.  Free parking and free admission.  Festival food, fun and games, including a human hamster ball, dunk tank, bouncy house, potty-chair ball toss and more!  All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Forsyth County.

Jamestown--   Yesteryear in Motion, 3139 Dillon Road, 9:00am-4:00pm.  Displays and demonstrations harking back to an earlier, simpler time. Demonstrations include Molasses making, Cider Press, Old gas engines, Antique Farm Tractors, Blacksmithing, musical entertainment, food, games for all ages and so much more. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the Jamestown Lions Club.

9/24 Friday

Kernersville-- Music & Mingle 6:00pm-8:00pm  Listen to live music and relax in the courtyard of The Factory.  Tonight features live music by Joe Next Door!

9/23 Thursday

Royal Custom Deluxe Typewriter by Karol's Treasures
Kernersville--  11th Annual Used Book Sale at the Kernersville Senior Enrichment Center 130 East Mountain Street.  This sale runs Thursday 1:00pm-7:00pm, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm.  Most books are priced between $0.50-$3.00.

High Point-- Ilderton's High Point Beach Music continues... this week's band is The Craig Woolard Band.  See the previous two Thursdays for details.

9/21 Tuesday

Winston-Salem-- Krankies Farmers Market (see previous Tuesday's for information)

9/22 Wednesday

Greensboro-- There's free live music every Wednesday at lunchtime at Center City Park.  Bring your lunch and relax... this week's music will feature Logie Meacham.   Music starts at 12:00pm.

9/20 Monday

Greensboro-- Fitness by the Fountain in Center City Park 100 North Elm Street from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  This is a free event for the family, with no prior experience necessary!  Just bring yourself, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle.  This event runs every Monday through October, and this week's class will be Yoga with Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ (bring a mat).

9/19 Sunday

Germanton-- Austin Doub Fun Day Annual Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser, 1121 Terry Rd. 3:00pm-7:00pm.  Food, games, desserts, silent auction, car show and more.  Every dollar raised by the silent auction, bake sale and food goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Admission is free.

Sweet Swirls Birthday Party Invitation by hatched prints
Greensboro-- Homemade Ice Cream and Live Music Community Event at Hinshaw UMC 4501 High Point Road.  Homemade ice cream and live music provided by the Hinshaw Worship Band.  This free event is open to the community and will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Burlington-- The Burlington Farmer's Market continues.   Click this link for more details!

Totally Random Internet Find

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Castle McCulloch*Coupon for FREE family admission!

Have I found a deal for you!  The historic McCulloch Gold Mill in Jamestown offers Gold and Gem panning, where you can find Gold, Gems, Emeralds, Rubies, Farnets, Amethyst, Crystals, and much more!  Here's a coupon for FREE family admission!  The Gold Mill is open to the public on Sundays from 11:00am-5:00pm through October.  Buckets start at $10.00, and you can keep anything you find!  How exciting is that?!

You can also visit the McCulloch Mineral and Technology Museum, and there is a picnic area.

Check out the Gold Mill's FAQ here for directions and more information.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

9/18/10 Saturday

Winston-Salem-- Apple Fest 2010 at Historic Bethabara 10:30am-4:30pm.  Unique crafts, traditional music and food fill Historic Bethabara Park. Local orchards, handicraft demonstrations, and colonial re-enactors highlight this festival, as do horse-drawn wagon rides and colonial games.  See here for a full list of events and vendors.

Kernersville-- The Annual Honeybee Festival is held at Fourth of July Park on West Mountain Street from 10:00am-6:00pm.  Local arts & crafts, entertainment, and food.

Winston-Salem-- Rock the Block with Chris Paul is held in Downtown Winston-Salem from 11:00am-11:00pm.  This is an end-of-summer street party with four stages of live music.

Jamestown-- Day in the Park at City Lake Park, 11:00am-5:00pm.  This is a free event with fun-filled, family-oriented entertainment, crafts, food and much more!  There will be two stages of live music, a Children's Adventure Island with inflatables, putt-putt and  more.  All-day ride tickets are only $6.00!

Burlington-- 100th Year Celebration Dentzel Carousel Festival - Sat, Sept 18 – Sun, Sept 19
Burlington City Park.  There will be a childrens area, Artists Alley, rides, and local music and entertainment!

9/17 Friday

Greensboro-- Center City Cinema is having a free, family friendly movie night in the park!  Bring a blanket and a picnic!  This month's movie is Hairspray and will begin at 9:00pm.  There will be popcorn and candy available for purchase.

Greensboro--  Fun Friday Nights at the Greensboro Children's Museum.  Admission is only $4.00 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Kernersville-- Music & Mingle 6:00pm-8:00pm  Listen to live music and relax in the courtyard of The Factory.  Tonight features live music by Kresha Waldrop (Sellin Normal)

Winston-Salem-- Children's Museum of Winston-Salem is having a Discount Friday Night from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  All tickets are only $3.00. 

Statesville-- Downtown Statesville Art Crawl begins at 5:30, and is a juried art show with over 80 artists. Art, music, shopping, and dining.   

Greensboro-- The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be at a new Lowe's Food at 5820-F North Church Street, just North of Greensboro.  11:00am-5:00pm.  They'll be passing out "Wiener Whistles" and coupons!

9/16 Thursday

High Point-- Ilderton's High Point Beach Blast series continues, every Thursday from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Tickets are only $5.00, children under 12 are admitted free.  This weeks live band is The Craig Woolard Band.

9/15 Wednesday

Greensboro-- There's free live music every Wednesday at lunchtime at Center City Park.  Bring your lunch and relax... this week's music will feature Joshua West.   Music starts at 12:00pm.

9/14 Tuesday

Winston-Salem-- Krankies Farmers Market continues downtown from 10:00am-1:00pm.  See 9/7 for more details.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Greensboro Children's Museum-- $10 off Membership in September

Family membership to the Greensboro Children's Museum includes a lot! You get
The month of September is Membership Appreciation Month, and the museum offers $10 off the membership price through September 30!  That brings the membership price down to only $85 for two adults and all household children... which seems like a lot, but consider this.  

Adults and ages 12months+  tickets are $7.00 each.  That's an admission cost of $28 for a family of four, more than  my prescribed price range of less than $20 for a family of four.   If you visit the museum four times a year, you have already saved money by purchasing a membership!  If you go once a month, you're almost making money!  (Okay, that last part's a stretch.)  If you visit the museum with your family once a month, that brings the total cost to just over $7.00 each visit... now that's a deal!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We enjoyed the Piedmont Wind Symphony!

Thank you, Piedmont Wind Symphony, for a fantastic musical evening on Labor Day!  I, along with a couple of hundred other people, had a great time!  The weather was perfect, the ice cream from Ben & Jerry's hit the spot, the children enjoyed the costumed parade, and the music was divine!  We are definitely looking forward to next year's concert!

Thank you also to the sponsors of the event!  NewBridge Bank, BB&T, Windsor Jewelers, and the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem.

9/13 Monday

Greensboro-- Fitness by the Fountain in Center City Park 100 North Elm Street from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  This is a free event for the family, with no prior experience necessary!  Just bring yourself, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle.  This event runs every Monday through October, and this week's class will be The Masala Bhangra Workout with  Cortney H. Wilson.

High Point-- Messy Morning is a morning of artistic expression at From Art to Zebras from 10:00am-11:00am.  Located at 3700 N. Main St. Ste 111.  Drawing, painting and sculpting with a Johnny Appleseed theme!  Cost is only $9.00/child or $15.00/family.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shop Local Piedmont Triad

New local artists featured in the shop local column.  Please take a moment to view their beautiful items! 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Visitor's Center
The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is located in Greensboro, off of New Garden Road, close to the intersection of Battleground Avenue.  After touring the Park, there's no doubt how Battleground Avenue got it's name.  Or Greensboro, for that matter.  This park lies on a bicycle path and adjoins Greensboro Country Park, also making it a popular place for Greensboro residents to jog and cycle. 

The Superintendent's Message about the Park is informative.  "...this battlefield park, created in 1917, is actually the first revolutionary war battlefield in the United States protected by the Federal government.
Maj. Joseph Winston
Our mission is: To study, interpret and commemorate the battle; preserve and protect the battlefield and its landscape, monuments and graves that memorialize people and events associated with this battle and the United State’s struggle for independence."

Our first stop was the Visitor's Center, with an exhibit center and films to pique your interest.  There is a 32-minute live-action theater film, a 10-minute Battle Map program, and a museum with original artifacts and weaponry, and a book store. 

The Park can be explored by foot, bicycle, or automobile.  We chose to take  the 2 ¼  mile driving road.  There are eight tour stops,  with foot trails at the stops leading to many features you would otherwise miss. 

Maj.Joseph Winston
This monument to Major Joseph Winston honors Surry County riflemen who fought under "Light-horse Harry" Lee and William Campbell on the American left.  They fought the Hessians and Tarleton's Cavalry near this spot after the Continental line had retreated from the field of battle on March 15, 1781.  Winston and a fellow soldier, Jesse Franklin, who later became governor of North Carolina, are buried nearby.

From this monument, The Girls and I explored a trail leading into the woods.  I'm glad we did!  We came upon Country Park, which adjoins Guilford Courthouse. 

We spent several hours at Country Park.  There is a lake that offers fishing and pedal boats, and there were quite a lot of people taking advantage of both!  Country Park has shelters, two playgrounds, lots of picnic tables, and a huge porch swing facing the water. 
Big enough to fit the family... I could have stayed here all day!

As you're looking at the panoramic photo, the path to the left leads to the pedal boats, fishing, playgrounds, shelters, and picnic tables.  The path to the right leads back up to Guilford Courthouse National Park, and features the Guilford County Veterans Memorial. 
Guilford County Veterans Memorial

We picked this weekend (Sept. 4) to visit the Park because it is Living History Weekend and we wanted to experience the 1781 camp with the Guilford Militia, an organization of dedicated Revolutionary War history enthusiasts.  This was at Stop 6 of the tour and the men and women were presenting interpretive programs clad in replica Revolutionary War clothing.

Not my idea of comfort

The last stop for us was the Greene Monument, an impressive statue of Nathanael Greene, who was a strategist of the Southern Campaign.  The monument was surrounded by a large lawn area, and is also the resting place for William Hooper and John Penn, two of the North Carolina delegates to have signed the Declaration of Independence.

Resting place of William Hooper and John Penn
Our first hints of Autumn coming

Just down the road from the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is Tannenbaum Historic Park, part of Joseph Hoskins farmstead.  This is where Cornwallis's troops formed for battle.  It includes the house, a separate kitchen building, a barn, and Hoskins' blacksmith workshop.  There is also a garden, and a very interesting tree.  It was dropping fruits I have never seen before, and I asked about it at the visitor's center.  It is an Osage Orange tree, and it is over 200 years old.  It is thought that this tree was planted from seeds brought to North Carolina from the Midwest during the Lewis and Clark expeditions. 

Osage Orange

Hoskins Homestead at Tannenbaum  Historic Park

Friday, September 3, 2010

9/12 Sunday

Peridot Solitaire on Oxidized Sterling Silver  by SometimesSummer
Greensboro-- The Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 North Davie Street is holding it's 2nd Annual Creation Celebration from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  This is a free event that will feature programs that City Arts offers, and will include performances, dance and fitness classes, pottery and Kindermusik demonstrations.  A raffle will be held to benefit the City Arts scholarship program.  The Greensboro Horn Quartet will perform at 2:00pm, the Greensboro Tuba Quartet will perform at 3:20pm, Irish Step dancing at 4:00pm and more!

Greensboro-- Today is Grandparents Day at the Greensboro Children's Museum!  All grandparents are admitted free from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  See here  for details.

9/11 Saturday

High Point--Covenant Church at 1526 Skeet Club Road in High Point is holding their Fall Festival on Saturday, September 11 from 7:00am-5:00pm.  There will be BBQ chicken & pork, games, a bake sale, an auction, bands, and a yard sale.  They will also be honoring local heroes.You can rent a space for the yard sale for only $20, or a table for $5.  For more information about renting a space, click here.

Mayodan-- Mayodan is celebrating their homecoming with a street festival featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, kid's rides and activities and more!  This a free event for the family, and will be held in Downtown Mayodan from 8:00am-10:00pm.  The Holiday Band of Burlington will perform beach and shagging music beginning at 8:00pm.  In case of rain, the show will be at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center.  You can become a Facebook fan here.

Denton-- The Denton Street Festival will feature food, crafts, games, music, and more from 9:00am-4:00pm at the corner of North Main Street and Salisbury Street.

Winston-Salem-- Bookmarks Festival of Books will have is in the Downtown Arts District from 10:00am-5pm.  This is a free event with lots of creative and interactive activities for the whole family!

Winston-Salem-- Old Salem is having a Criterium Bike Race and Community Day, with races starting at 9:00am.  There is also a Euro-Classica Car Show beginning at 11:00am on Old Salem Road.  Both of these events are free and  entrance to the historic buildings is free as well.

Kernersville-- KPRD is having a free kick-off event for their new Zumba class from 11:00am-12:00pm.  There will also be a drawing for giveaways.  See here for more information.   

Lewisville-- "Children of Eden" finishes it's run in Shallowford Square.  See Thursday for more details. 

Mocksville--  Beach Night at Junker's Mill 7:00pm-11:00pm at 105 South Salisbury Street, downtown Mocksville.  Featuring live music by Part Time Party Band and The Fantastic Shakers. Bring your lawn chair.

Personalized Love at the Beach by ChrisSutherland

Burlington-- Dog Splash 2010... 2:00pm-6:00pm at the Maynard Aquatic Center, 402 Overbrook Dr.  Admission is $5.00 per dog and humans are free.  Rabies shot must be current.   Benefits Humane Society of Alamance County. Visit the HSAC website for more information. 

9/10 Friday

Greensboro--St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is holding a kids consignment sale Friday 9:00am-8:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm at 2715 Horse Pen Creek Road in Greensboro.  Shop for quality fall/winter clothing (through size 20), toys, games, books, bikes, baby equipment, furniture, strollers, gently worn shoes, car seats, in-season maternity wear, and  much more.
This sale was voted Greensboro's Best Consignment Sale by

Click here for more information! 

No-Pull Dual Walker Dog Harness by 3pooches

Kernersville-- The second Movie at the Park will start at dark.  This week's presentation will be Hotel for Dogs.  The last Movie at the Park was a blast!  If you missed it, see here!   The showing is at Harmon Park on Cherry Street.  Come early, there will be vendors, games, and of course the playground!

Lewisville-- "Children of Eden" continues at Shallowford Square.  See Thursday for more details. 

Kernersville-- Music & Mingle 6:00pm-8:00pm  Listen to live music and relax in the courtyard of The Factory.  Tonight features live music by Jessica Cotten.

9/9 Thursday

Ilderton's High Point Beach Blast begins this Thursday, September 9 and will run every Thursday this month!  This program is presented by the Children's Home Society of NC.  This week features Carolina Beach music by Chairmen of the Board.  The concert begins at 5:30pm in Uptowne High Point at 1525 North Main Street.  Tickets are just $5.00 (ages 12 and under admitted free)!

Click here for more information.

Beach by Paige Nance

Winston-Salem--   Bethabara Concert Band and Family Night  5:30pm-8:30pm.  Bring the family, bring a blanket and a picnic.  Hay wagon rides, games, and more!

Lewisville--  West Side Civic Theatre presents the musical "Children of Eden" in  Shallowford Square.  The show starts at 8:00pm and is free to the public, with concessions available.  The musical runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  See here  for more details.

9/8 Wednesday

Greensboro-- Free event at Chakras Spa & Laser Center located at 229 South Elm Street.  The center is sponsoring a Guest Appreciation Day where you can learn about the latest laser treatments, enjoy chair and hand massages, and receive complimentary hair, skin and make-up consultations.  The event is from 2:00pm-7:00pm.

Greensboro-- There's free live music every Wednesday at lunchtime at Center City Park.  Bring your lunch and relax... this week's music will feature Warren Bodle & Allen.   Music starts at 12:00pm.

9/7 Tuesday

Krankies Coffee is located at 211 E.3rd St. Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem-- Krankies Farmers Market is located next to Krankies Coffee on Patterson Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown Winston-Salem.  This market carefully selects their vendors, assuring that practice healthy, sustainable and humane ways.  There is a wide variety of local products, such as produce, cheese, bread, soap, meats, eggs, lunch, and more!  The market is every Tuesday from 10:00am-1:00pm through October. You can connect on their Facebook page here.

9/6 Piedmont Wind Symphony* Free Concert on Labor Day

Crochet Little Rock Star by Crochet Village
Winston-Salem--I am sooo excited about this!  The Piedmont Wind Symphony is having a FREE performance on Labor Day (this Monday, September 6) at 6:00pm.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets... this is an outdoor performance in the parking lot of the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem at 390 S. Liberty Street.  Willow's Bistro and Ben & Jerry's will be there with snacks to purchase.  This year's theme is movies and kids, if you dress as your favorite movie star you can walk the red carpet!  

Greensboro-- Fitness by the Fountain in Center City Park 100 North Elm Street from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  This is a free event for the family, with no prior experience necessary!  Just bring yourself, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle.  This event runs every Monday through October, and this week's class will beTai Chi Ch'uan w/ Eric Reiss.

Winston-Salem-- Mayberry's is having their Junior Sundae Sale for $2.59.  Today (Mon. Sept. 6) is the last day.  Stop by the Miller Street, Reynolda Village, or Old Salem location, get the family some sundaes, then join the fun at the Children's Museum!
Good morning, Piedmont Triad!  It's going to be another great day!

Have a great weekend! Check my article from August 31 if you're still looking for something fun to do! We're going to have great weather here in the Piedmont Triad... but do keep our friends and family in your mind while Hurricane Earl come's ashore.

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