Monday, October 25, 2010

Piedmont Triad Etsy Love! Shop Locally! Shop Handmade!

New artisans featured in this week's Etsy love column, right hand side of your screen.  Beautiful items to go with the crisp Autumn air!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

10/31 Halloween!

Here's a great link to Halloween events and activities throughout the Piedmont Triad! Includes Halloween schedules for towns and cities, and to see individual events, click a witches hat or pumpkin on the map. 

Winston-Salem-- This is the last week for the October season of Arts on Sunday in Downtown Winston-Salem, Trade Street at Sixth.  There will be a costume contest at 2pm, with the winner announced at 4pm (must be present to win).  As always, there will be lots of local vendors, music, and an arts activity center for the kids!

10/30 Saturday

Greensboro-- Pony Rides, Costume Contest, Games, Face Painting, Raffles, Silent Auction and much more!  Pizza and baked goods for sale.  Most activities are FREE!  11am-2pm at 2111 Pleasant Ridge Road.

Winston-Salem-- Halloween in Old Salem Trick-or-Treat in the Historic District from 6pm-9:00pm.  Pumpkin carving contest will be held, you can carve your FREE pumpkin October 26, 27 & 28 from 5pm-7pm.

High Point-- Grand Opening of the new High Point Fine Art Guild at 613 East Washington Street.  FREE and open to the public, there will be fun family activities, music, art and free food.  11am-2pm.


High Point-- Halloween Safari at the Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road.  Meet "animals" who tell amazing things about their lives up close and personal as you make your way through the darkened woods. Snacks, a campfire and live music complete this unusual Halloween education adventure. All participants should bring a flashlight. Safari hike lasts about 45 minutes. No registration required.  $4/person, 5 and under $1.  7-9pm October 29-30.

Winston-Salem--  all city recreation centers are having Fall Festivals from 6pm-8pm!   Check their website for locations. 


Graham-- Youth Halloween Carnival, 311 College Street, 6-8pm.  Free for ages 13 and under.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dancing to Fight Hunger

Dancer by DionysisRayne
Winston-Salem-- Every Tuesday at 5:45 pm Dance Trance offers a FREE "Give Back to the Community Class".  You can follow this class without knowing a single step.  Food donations are collected for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  KO's Family Fitness, 204 Sixth Street.  

The artist of this lovely painting says in her Etsy profile, simply, "One day I picked up a pencil and started drawing."  Nice.


Greensboro-- Proehlific Park Fall Festival at 4517 Jessup Grove Road.  On the soccer fields of Proehlific Park, the FREE festival will have a hayride, games, kids costume contest and more.  They will be collecting canned goods for the Greensboro Urban Ministry.  2pm-4pm.

10/23 Saturday

Greensboro-- Choctoberfest at Ten Thousand Villages 1564-A Highwoods Boulevard.   Free admission to a celebration of all things chocolate!  10:00am-5:00pm

Winston-Salem-- Native American Family Day at Museum of Anthropology,  1834 Reynolda Road.  Native American dancing, crafts, and food.  Admission is free, and free parking is available.

High Point-- Spider Discovery Hike at the Piedmont Environmental Center.  8am-10:30am.  Morning hike in search of spiders and their habitats.  Free and open to the public.  
There will also be a Bats and Bugs Night Hike at the Piedmont Environmental Center from 8pm-10:30pm.  Free and open to the public, great for families!
Call to register for either the Spider Discovery Hike or the Bats and Bugs Night Hike at (336)883-8531.

Greensboro-- Secure Your ID Day at the Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot.  9am-12pm.  Dispose your old records and cell phones.   Please check their website for complete details.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10/19 Tuesday

High Point-- The Piedmont Environmental Center has a Parents of Preschoolers event from 10-11:15am.  Today's event is Changing Trees and Falling Leaves-- learn why most leaves change color in Autumn, and others don't.  This is a first in a series of hands-on discovery with pre-schoolers, $5/child, no charge for adults.  Pre-registration is required, you can download the registration form here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Call for NC Crafters and Artists

I've just received information on two events on November 6 that are seeking vendor artists/craftspeople.  One is in Greensboro (Greensboro College), the other is for a Holiday Extravanganza in Roxboro.  If you're interested and would like more information, please email me at

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Greensboro-- Touch A Truck, sponsored by the Junior League of Greensboro at Festival Park.  Children can climb on, explore and learn about various vehicles such as police cars, ambulances, dump trucks, tractors, garbage trucks, eighteen wheelers and more!  Fun, festival like atmosphere with arts and crafts, face painting, bouncy houses, magicians, music, dancing, and more!  Admission $5/person, Children under 2 free.  12-4pm at 200 North Davie Street.


High Point-- Those Were the Days: A 1900 Visit with Grandma Payne.  High Point Museum, 3-4:30pm.  Ruby Allred, as her own Grandma Payne, a local farm wife from circa 1900, describes her daily life and displays many of the objects (washboard, kerosene lamp, flat iron, etc.) and pictures from her time. Free and open to the public

Winston-Salem-- Maple Springs UMC on Reynolda Road is having their Pumpkin Fest from 10am-12pm.  Enjoy FREE face painting, pumpkin painting, and more!  Buy and pumpkin and support their youth missions.

10/14/2010 Thursday

Winston-Salem--  Bethabara Concert Band & Family Evening "Dark in the Park"  5:30pm-8:00pm.  Bring the family in costume!  There will be hay wagon rides, children's activities, hotdogs, and the band members will also be dressed in costume playing spooky music!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Piedmont Triad Etsy Love! Shop Locally! Shop Handmade!

Please take a moment to explore the shops of the talented artisans featured in this week's Piedmont Triad Etsy Love column!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Scenic Boat Rides at Lake Townsend

Boat Ride by soulenergy
Greensboro-- The Greensboro Watershed Parks is offering pontoon boat rides at Lake Townsend for only $5 per person!  These are 45 minute scenic rides featuring fall foliage.  Boat rides begin at the top of each hour from 9am-3pm the weekends of October16-17, October 23-24, and October 30-31.  The pontoon boat can accommodate a maximum of eight people per ride.  For more information click here. 

Friday, October 1, 2010


High Point--  Blacksmithing demonstration in the Historical Park of the High Point Museum.  Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces.  All ages welcome.  FREE. Drop-in.  1pm-4pm



10/6 Wednesday
Winston-Salem-- The Museum of Anthropology is holding their annual Days of the Dead exhibit, a traditional Mexican ofrenda, which includes a section focusing on traditional Mexican crafts.  There's also a children's ofrenda exhibit.  The celebration is considered a festive time when family members remember and honor their dead and the continuity of life.  The exhibit has bilingual text.  Admission is free.  Exhibit hours are 10am-4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday.  1834 Wake Forst Road, on the WFU campus.  The exhibit runs through December 17.


Winston-Salem-- Krankies Farmers Market, Patterson Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.  All-local, producers-only market that seeks to bring a wide variety of fresh foods to downtown Winston-Salem. Vendors are selected on the basis of their healthy, sustainable, and humane practices.  10am-1pm


Gastonia-- Shake Up Your Brain with Roger Day at the Gaston County Public Library.  Live kid's concert with award-winning recording artist / entertainer Roger Day for school-age children and adults.  Free! 

10/9 Saturday

Pleasant Garden-- SE Fun Fest, 11:00am-5:00pm at Hagan Stone Park.  Free live music, crafters, lots of food, classic car show, children's area with pony rides, puppet shows, inflatables.

High Point--  Blacksmithing demonstration in the Historical Park of the High Point Museum.  Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces.  All ages welcome.  FREE. Drop-in.  10am-4pm

Sanford-- Family Day at the Jetport, Raleigh Executive Jetport.  Free plane rides for children ages 8-17, hot air balloon rides, and paratrooper jumps through out the day.  Historic and experimental aircraft, medical helicopters, food, and other activities for children.  FREE parking, admission, and activites.  9am-6pm.    

Greensboro-- Bur-Mil Park is having their Fall Festival from 10am-4pm with hayrides, games,face painting, a petting zoo, children’s crafts, a pumpkin patch, carnival food and much more!  5834 Bur-Mil Club Road.  FREE! 

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