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September 2016

Visit for a family-centered community event outdoors at Reynolda, which is focused on the completion of the Reynolda Meadow Project. Started in 2013, the project established 16.1 acres of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road
W-S, NC  27109
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Take a dollop of "Grease," mix in some "Pump Boys and Dinettes," and add a generous dose of "Forever Plaid" and you’ve got the high-octane fun of "Route...

Cost: $8-$15

Where:
James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 W. Mountain St.
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Sponsor: Kernersvlle Little Theatre
Telephone: 336-993-6556
Contact Name: Bev Fry
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The Gallery Players present this musical satire telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The time is 1958, and everyone's favorite rock...

Cost: $13-$16

Where:
Paramount Theatre
128 E. Front St.
Burlington, NC
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Telephone: 336-222-8497
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Discover Greensboro’s connections to the Asian Pacific world as the museum hosts a cultural arts festival. Enjoy music, performances, crafts and foods from cultural communities represented in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Greensboro Historical Museum
130 Summit Ave.
GSO, NC  27401
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Telephone: 336-373-2043
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Salem Band, directed by Eileen Young, will present its “Movie Madness” concert, with something for everyone. Scores from films by David Lean, Tim Burton and Stephen Spielberg....

Cost: Free

Where:
Hanes Auditorium, Salem College FAC
Salem Ave./Rams Drive
Salem College campus
W-S, NC  27101
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Sponsor: Salem Band
Telephone: 336-413-2180
Contact Name: Eileen Young
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Create a display, engage in a Read-A-Thon of your favorite banned books and celebrate the freedom to read. This is a teen event for ages 11 to 17.

Cost: Free

Where:
Glenwood Branch Library
1901 W. Florida Street
GSO, NC
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Sponsor: Glenwood Branch Library
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Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn't carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop...

Cost: Ticket prices vary by event. See website for complete pricing.

Where:
locations around Mount Airy
Mount Airy, NC


Sponsor: The Surry Arts Council Presents
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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
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Little engineers and their families will have the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, children will meet...

Cost: $20-$32

Where:
N.C. Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC  28159
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Telephone: 704-636-2889
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Enjoy all the fun for half the cost. All ages.

Cost: $4

Where:
Greensboro Children’s Museum
220 N. Church St.
GSO, NC
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Telephone: 336-574-2898
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Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, this captivating musical follows the adventures of the four March sisters — aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy,...

Cost: See Website

Where:
Arts Council Theatre
610 Coliseum Drive
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-748-0857
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An entertaining yet educational atmosphere that celebrates fellowship while building traditional values. Offering fun for the whole family, pets are also welcome on a leash to share the...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Kersey Valley
1615 Kersey Valley Road
Archdale, NC  27263
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Telephone: 336-431-1700
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Children ages 3-4 years old experience immersive, hands-on learning in this one-of-a-kind environment and develop skills that support the natural curiosity of young learners. Let the adventures in...

Cost: $75-$85

Where:
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
390 S. Liberty St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Telephone: 336-723-9111
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Enjoy toddler/preschool story time with books, flannel stories, a short film and a craft. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Benjamin Branch Library
1530 Benjamin Parkway
GSO, NC  27408
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Sponsor: Greensboro Public Library
Telephone: 336-373-7540
Contact Name: Brandon Bensley
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For Greensboro Children’s Museum members only. This program is best suited for pre-school aged children (12 months-4 years) and their caregivers. Dance, sing, create, explore and...

Where:
Greensboro Children's Museum
220 N. Church St.
GSO, NC
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Telephone: 336-574-2898
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Enjoy a free fun LEGO Club with monthly challenges.

Cost: Free

Where:
Benjamin Branch Library
1530 Benjamin Parkway
GSO, NC  27408
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Sponsor: Greensboro Public Library
Telephone: 336-373-7540
Contact Name: Brandon Bensley
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Young children will explore music, rhythm, and literacy with the contemporary classic picture book "Each Peach Pear Plum" by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Come enjoy the story along...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St.
Walkertown, NC  27051
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Sponsor: Walkertown Branch Public Library
Telephone: 336-703-2990
Contact Name: Margaret Adam, Youth Services Librarian
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Families enjoy a night scavenger hunt and discover nighttime critters. If there is inclement weather, an indoor event will be held. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Road
GSO, NC  27410
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Telephone: 336-373-2923
Contact Name: Melanie Buckingham
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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
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The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Home has personal significance and meaning.  Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Stories, songs and coloring for preschoolers and caregivers. Ages 3-5. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC
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Telephone: 336-703-2940
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Stories, songs and coloring for preschoolers and caregivers. Ages 3-5. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC
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Telephone: 336-703-2940
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Discover unique North Carolina habitats with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Meet the plants and live animals that call those habitats home.

Cost: Free

Where:
Benjamin Branch Library
1530 Benjamin Parkway
GSO, NC  27408
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Sponsor: Greensboro Public Library
Telephone: 336-373-7540
Contact Name: Brandon Bensley
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Your child will learn beginning clay techniques and leave with a clay creation. Working with clay helps foster eye-hand coordination, develop a child's small and large muscles, extend attention...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Robbins Recreation Center
512 Hargrave St.
Lexington, NC
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Telephone: 336-248-3960

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This group offers a place to talk about the troubles and triumphs of life without fear of judgment or condemnation. Come as you are for food, advice, prayer and fellowship. There are free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glenwood Recreation Center
2010 Coliseum Blvd.
GSO, NC
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Sponsor: CYI Worldwide
Telephone: 336-446-9067
Contact Name: Minister Bill Raupp
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The Bryan YMCA is partnering with the Downtown Greenway to offer free fitness classes every Tuesday at the trailhead parking area at Spring Garden & S. Edgeworth Streets. A complete list of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Greenway Trailhead
Spring Garden & S. Edgeworth Sts.
GSO, NC
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This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: High Point Museum
Telephone: 336-885-1859
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Get your hands sticky and make a mess while learning to make a variety of desserts and other fun treats — all without using the oven. Ages 8-11. Registration required.

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Robbins Recreation Center
512 Hargrave St.
Lexington, NC
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Telephone: 336-248-3960

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William McNeil, a North Carolina Road Scholar, will offer a presentation about pianos.

Cost: Free

Where:
Haw River Historical Museum
201 Main St.
Haw River, NC  27258
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Telephone: 336-578-0784

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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
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The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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To promote reading readiness and visual literacy, preschoolers and their caregivers will explore Reynolda through hands-on activities that encourage dramatic play, music, movement and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road
W-S, NC  27109
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Home has personal significance and meaning.  Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Join for a toddler and preschool storytime with books, rhymes, and a fun art activity.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hemphill Branch Library
2301 West Vandalia Road
GSO, NC  27407
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Sponsor: Hemphill Branch Library
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Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Enjoy singing, dancing, stories and coloring. This program is designed for ages 3 to 6, but younger children are welcome.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kernersville Branch Library
130 E. Mountain St.
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Sponsor: Kernersville Branch Library
Telephone: 336-703-2930
Contact Name: Stefanie Kellum
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Children ages 0-5 and parents or caregivers are invited to have fun with letters through story times, literacy-building games, crafts and other activities. The events are part of Every...

Cost: Free

Where:
Asheboro Public Library
201 Worth St.
Asheboro, NC  27203
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Telephone: 3336-318-6804
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This special story time offers your 3-5 year old a variety of book related experiences featuring stories, songs, finger plays and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
May Memorial Branch Library
342 S. Spring St.
Burlington, NC
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Stories, songs, finger plays and coloring for toddlers and caregivers. Ages 1-3. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC
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Telephone: 336-703-2940
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Move and groove through songs, finger plays and a read aloud. Your child will gain meaningful skills to build upon their language, listening and physical...

Cost: $7

Where:
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
390 S. Liberty St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Telephone: 336-723-9111
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Make a nature discovery journal and take it outdoors, where participants will collect for the journal. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Road
GSO, NC  27410
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Telephone: 336-373-2923
Contact Name: Melanie Buckingham

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Learn about garden tools and, using your senses in the garden, help library staff plant a fall garden.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Road
GSO, NC  27410
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Telephone: 336-373-2923
Contact Name: Melanie Buckingham

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ArtQuest at Greenhill is always free on Family Night. Come in, visit, play and explore ArtQuest, where studios are active, social spaces where families can create art and share ideas, create...

Cost: Free

Where:
Greenhill
200 N. Davie St.
GSO, NC  27401
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Telephone: 336-333-7460
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Come for a journey through the woods to satisfy your need to get out, to explore, to adventure. Or just because it feels good to go walking around. Either way, come walkabout and explore local...

Cost: Free

Where:
Great Bend Park
350 Greenwood Drive
Burlington, NC  27217
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Sponsor: Burlington Recreation & Parks
Telephone: 336-222-5135
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This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: High Point Museum
Telephone: 336-885-1859
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Bingo is designed to offer persons with developmental disabilities an opportunity to have fun playing Bingo and socialize. All ages. Small cost for games and concessions. 

Where:
Thataways Youth Center
1334 Overbrook Road
Burlington, NC
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Telephone: 222-5134
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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
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"Once Upon a time, there was a woman who had the time to do everything or nothing. Then, LIFE happened and the balance was shifted. Discover how to reclaim your time, shift the...

Cost: $40-$50

Where:
YWCA High Point
112 Gatewood Ave.
High Point, NC  27262
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Telephone: 336-882-4126
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Designed for reluctant readers, Tail-Wagging Tutors is a national program featuring certified therapy dogs. You can practice reading aloud to one of these friendly dogs!  Call the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
219 N Church St.
GSO, NC  27401
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Sponsor: Central Library
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Are you a busy mom who never has enough time for fitness? Do you crave fellowship with other moms in the trenches? What if you could get that post-baby body whipped into shape in just 20 minutes,...

Cost: $30

Where:
Fleet Feet
278 Harvey St.
W-S, NC
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Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Home has personal significance and meaning.  Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Gather at High Point's independent book store for a free, weekly story time. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Sunrise Books
7 Hillcrest Place
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: Sunrise Books
Telephone: 336-254-1051
Contact Name: Angel Schroeder
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Parents and care givers can bring toddlers and preschoolers for simple books, hand rhymes, felt-board stories and fun-filled learning. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Glenn McNairy Branch Library
4860 Lake Jeanette Road
GSO, NC
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Sponsor: Glenn McNairy Branch Library
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The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Come out to the park to help raise awareness as well as honor those touched by breast cancer. This event is designed to educate and support those dealing with breast cancer. Visit vendor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center City Park
200 N. Elm St.
GSO, NC  27401
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Sponsor: Breast Center of Greensboro Imaging and Greensboro Imaging
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Enjoy singing, dancing and stories. This program is designed for ages 2 and younger, but preschool-aged children are welcome.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kernersville Branch Library
130 E. Mountain St.
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Sponsor: Kernersville Branch Library
Telephone: 336-703-2930
Contact Name: Stefanie Kellum
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Today's story time theme is "Shake, Rattle 'n' Read: Henry Builds a Cabin."

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramseur Public Library
1512 Main St.
Ramseur, NC  27316
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Telephone: Sandy Jarrell
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In honor of National Take a Child Outside (TACO) week, Greensboro Parks and Recreation Lake Brandt staff will host a guided hike and animal program, featuring the creatures from the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Brandt Marina
5945 Lake Brandt Road
GSO, NC  27401
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Sponsor: City of Greensboro
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Children from ages birth to 5, along with their parents or care givers, are invited for simple books, songs, hand rhymes, felt-board stories and fun-filled learning.

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
219 N Church St.
GSO, NC
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Sponsor: Central Library
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Library staff pull out the Lego cart and a bin of MindStorms parts for family and friend fun. The library can provide a laptop with the MindStorms program and an ipad with a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Davie County Public Library
371 N. Main St.
Mocksville, NC  27028
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Sponsor: Davie County Public Library
Telephone: 336-753-6038
Contact Name: Miss Julie
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A program to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold, while celebrating their unique expression using the platform of art. Each 6-week program will focus on a relevant challenge or issue...

Cost: $50-$60

Where:
YWCA High Point
112 Gatewood Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: YWCA Studio Art
Telephone: 336-882-4216
Contact Name: Kathie Szitas
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This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: High Point Museum
Telephone: 336-885-1859
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Craft projects jive kids an outlet for creative and cognitive development in a hands-on engaging environment. Led by an experienced summer camp counselor. Ages 8-10. Registration required.

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Robbins Recreation Center
512 Hargrave St.
Lexington, NC
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Telephone: 336-248-3960

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Join in to play board and card games the whole family will enjoy.

Cost: Free

Where:
Vance H. Chavis Branch
900 S. Benbow Road
GSO, NC  27406
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Sponsor: Vance H. Chavis Branch
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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
Website »

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Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (1/2 price sale).

Where:
Glenn View Baptist Church
4275 Glenn High Road
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-788-2569
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In season organic and sustainably raised produce, wine, hydroponic lettuce, blueberries, blueberry products, corn, strawberries, herbs, peppers, mushrooms, goat cheese, cherries, apples, plums,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Reynolda Village
2201 Reynolda Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Telephone: (336) 784-0339
Contact Name: Betty Nifong
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Seasonal produce, jams, preserves, baked goods, farm fresh cheeses, starter plants, Animal Welfare Approved meats, fresh eggs and more. The Cobblestone Farmers Market is an all-local,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Salem Museums and Gardens
900 Old Salem Road
W-S, NC  27101
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This event is for caregivers and pre-walking infants to enhance the early literacy development and wellness of babies and the adults caring for them. Upon the baby's walking,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Davie County Public Library
371 N. Main St.
Mocksville, NC  27028
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Sponsor: Davie County Public Library
Telephone: 336-753-6038
Contact Name: Julie Whittaker
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Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
Website »

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Home has personal significance and meaning.  Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Celebrate the annual WaterFall Festival this September. Enjoy free hotdogs on Saturday, prizes, and the biggest sale of the year at the Living Waterscapes retail store. There will also be $5...

Where:
Living Waterscapes
8401 Endicott Road
Colfax, NC  27235
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Sponsor: Living Waterscapes
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This story time is designed for walkers to early elementary grade children. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Davie County Public Library
371 N. Main St.
Mocksville, NC  27028
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Sponsor: Davie County Public Library
Telephone: 336-753-6038
Contact Name: Miss Julie
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Story time, art making and a “lollipop” tour of GreenHill’s most current exhibition. Activities are geared toward children age 5 and younger. Included with admission or membership.

Cost: $6

Where:
GreenHill ArtQuest
200 N. Davie St.
GSO, NC
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Telephone: 336-333-7460
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Decorate your door with this vibrant, beautiful sunflower mesh wreath.  Make new friends and join in the fun as you learn how to use mesh fabric to make a stunning decoration for your...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
YWCA High Point
112 Gatewood Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: YWCA Studio Art
Telephone: 336-882-4216
Contact Name: Kathie Szitas
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This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: High Point Museum
Telephone: 336-885-1859
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This is a free educational outreach event. Visitors are encouraged to explore space, science and beyond through 20 different learning stations and activities. Visit enough stations, and you...

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point University
1 University Parkway
HP, NC  27268
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Sponsor: High Point University Department of Physics
Contact Name: Alan Vasquez
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Enjoy a pizza dinner, craft, cookie-decorating, story time and a little dancing, too. Hearts & Arrows Photography will photograph you and your special guy, a cherished keepsake that will be...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
390 S. Liberty St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Telephone: 336-723-9111
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Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including the ride on the Ghost Train, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy...

Cost: $36

Where:
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC  28605
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Telephone: 800-526-5740
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Kersey Valley Spookywoods was voted #1 Scream Park in America by Haunt World Magazine. The attraction includes 150 incredibly costumed characters, movie quality sets and...

Cost: $15-$50

Where:
Kersey Valley
1615 Kersey Valley Road
Archdale, NC  27263
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Telephone: 336-431-1700
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The Gallery Players present this musical satire telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The time is 1958, and everyone's favorite rock...

Cost: $13-$16

Where:
Paramount Theatre
128 E. Front St.
Burlington, NC
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Telephone: 336-222-8497
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Bring a blanket and lounge on the lawn for this outdoor movie event. Tonight's feature movie is "Jurassic World." The movie starts at sunset. 

Cost: Free

Where:
LeBauer Park
200 N. Davie St.
GSO, NC  27401
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Fan gates open at 6 p.m. Practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Children under six admitted free. Visit acemotorspeedway.com for more information.

Cost: $4-$12

Where:
Ace Motor Speedway
3401 Altamahaw Race Track Road
Altamahaw, NC  27244
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Telephone: 540-320-2135
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Greensboro Science Center's must-see evening laser shows combine your favorite music with an amazing laser light show that dances across the OmniSphere Theater's 40-foot dome. This...

Cost: $5

Where:
Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Drive
GSO, NC  27455
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Telephone: 336-288-3769
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Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (select items half price).

Cost: Free

Where:
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington
508 West Davis St.
Burlington, NC
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Telephone: 336-228-1703
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Infant, toddler, children's, teen and adult clothing, shoes and coats. Toys, books and some household items. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (majority of items half price).

Cost: Free

Where:
Salem Baptist Gym (Spring St.)
429 Broad St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Sponsor: Salem Baptist Christian School
Telephone: 336-306-0261
Contact Name: Melissa Wagoner
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Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (1/2 price sale).

Where:
Glenn View Baptist Church
4275 Glenn High Road
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-788-2569
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Rides, food, exhibits, shows, music, animals, carnival games and much more. All Ages. See website for full list of events. Sunday-Friday: 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturdays:...

Cost: $4-$10

Where:
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
421 27th St. NW
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-727-2236
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Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (select items half-price). 

Cost: $2-$5

Where:
High Point Elks Lodge #1155
700 Old Mill Road
HP, AL
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On $4 Fun Fridays starting at 5, the usual $8 per person admission fee is cut in half. Come enjoy the museum at this amazing discounted cost 5-8 p.m. 

Where:
Greensboro Children's Museum
220 N. Church St.
GSO, NC
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Telephone: 336-574-2898
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Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, this captivating musical follows the adventures of the four March sisters — aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy,...

Cost: See Website

Where:
Arts Council Theatre
610 Coliseum Drive
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-748-0857
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Come shop for gently used children's clothing, shoes, toys, equipment, books and baby gear.  Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (most items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Presbyterian Church
360 Hopkins Road
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Sponsor: Grace House Preschool
Telephone: 336-993-1305 ext. 12
Contact Name: Director
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Fall and winter children's clothing, toys, books, shoes, baby equipment, nursery furniture, maternity clothing and much more. Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon and 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1...

Cost: Free

Where:
Friedberg Moravian Church
2178 Friedberg Church Road
W-S, NC  27127
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Sponsor: Circle 4
Contact Name: Amanda Hayes
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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
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Little engineers and their families will have the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, children will meet...

Cost: $20-$32

Where:
N.C. Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC  28159
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Telephone: 704-636-2889
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Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m. and Noon-2 p.m., 1/2 price sale.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillsdale United Methodist Church
5018 Highway 158
Advance, NC
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Telephone: 336-998-4020
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This is a locally grown, in-season, diverse producer market with select value-added products that embraces the slow food movement and values the direct farmer/customer relationship. The location...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tanglewood Park
4061 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC  27012
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Sponsor: Village of Clemmons
Telephone: 336-766-7511
Contact Name: Megan Ledbetter
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An interdisciplinary environmental education program featuring hands-on activities exploring plants, geology, recycling, water, wildlife and more. Workshop and materials provide at no cost to...

Cost: Free

Where:
SciWorks
400 W. Hanes Mill Road
W-S, NC  27105
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Sponsor: SciWorks
Telephone: 336-767-6730
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High Point City Lake is an important source of drinking water for High Point residents. Plastic and other trash gather along the lakeshore, especially after rain episodes, and is a major source of...

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point City Lake Park
602 W. Main St.
Jamestown, NC  27282
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Telephone: 336-883-8531
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Your help is needed to help beautify High Point. Parks and Recreation locations include High Point City Lake, Washington Terrace Park and the future High Point Greenway connection....

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NC


Sponsor: Keep High Beautiful and High Point Parks & Recreation
Telephone: 336-883-3469
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Participants can support the education and restoration efforts of Old Salem Museums & Gardens while enjoying a relaxing yoga session in a historic setting. Deanna Dzybon of Rock Water...

Cost: Free

Where:
Salem Tavern Meadow
812 S. Main St.
W-S, NC
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Sponsor: Old Salem Museums & Gardens
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Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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This popular combination street fair, bazaar, harvest celebration and homecoming is held annually in downtown Asheboro. It offers a variety of quality arts and crafts, demonstrations,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Randolph Arts Guild/Downtown
123 Sunset Ave.
Asheboro, NC  27203
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Sponsor: Randolph Arts Guild
Telephone: 336-629-0399
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This unique historic town welcomes over 40 local demonstrating artists who will line Front Street with colorful art and demonstrate their work. Enjoy meeting and talking with local artists, all the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dillsboro, NC


Telephone: 828-506-8331
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Enjoy this special story time with LEGOs. This interactive and hands-on story time is for ages 2 to 5 and is designed to teach kindergarten readiness skills. Each month participants...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kernersville Branch Library
130 E. Mountain St.
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Telephone: 336-703-2930
Contact Name: Stefanie Kellum
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The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Now an annual tradition itself, the box office opening kick-off event for the UNC School of the Arts production of The Nutcracker will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stevens Center of UNCSA
405 W. 4th St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Sponsor: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
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Enjoy live music, face painting, food and dessert trucks, door prizes, and 80 local artist vendors with handmade and re-purposed items.

Cost: Free

Where:
Spring Arbor Assited Living
5125 Michaux Road
GSO, NC  27410
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Sponsor: The Original Made by Hands in the Triad
Telephone: 336-362-5756
Contact Name: Mary Thompson Jordahl
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Celebrate the annual WaterFall Festival this September. Enjoy free hotdogs on Saturday, prizes, and the biggest sale of the year at the Living Waterscapes retail store. There will also be $5...

Where:
Living Waterscapes
8401 Endicott Road
Colfax, NC  27235
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Sponsor: Living Waterscapes
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Anyone can fish, but the contest is for kids ages 5-12. Prizes will be awarded to winners in two age groups for the biggest and the most fish caught. No registration needed — just show...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cedarock Park
4242 R. Dean Coleman Road
Burlington, NC  27215
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Sponsor: Alamance Parks
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Home has personal significance and meaning.  Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
W-S, NC  27106
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Sponsor: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Telephone: 336-758-5282
Contact Name: Sara Cromwell
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Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainment for all ages. Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainment. The...

Cost: $13-$23

Where:
Carolina Renaissance Festival Grounds
16445 Poplar Tent Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Telephone: 704-896-5555
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Visit a real working butterfly farm. Your visit begins with a fun, fast-paced skit using kids from the audience. You will learn about the lifecycle of a Monarch butterfly and then see...

Cost: $6

Where:
All-A-Flutter Farms
7850 Clinard Farms Road, Lot B
HP, NC  27265
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Telephone: 336-454-5651
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Parents, students and youth are welcomed to attend this weekly event. Guests are invited to hear dynamic leaders and educators from the community narrate stories and interact...

Cost: Free

Where:
International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 S. Elm St.
GSO, NC  27401
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Sponsor: International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Telephone: 336-274-9199
Contact Name: Nakia Hoskins
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The farm will be open for public viewing along with living history demonstrations of farm life during the late 19th century.

Cost: Free

Where:
Cedarock Historical Farm
4242 R. Dean Coleman Road
Burlington, NC  27215
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Telephone: 336-229-2410

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The High Point Historical Society presents its sixth annual History Rocks! fundraiser at the High Point Museum. The event includes local bands, food, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Bring...

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Telephone: 336-885-1859
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Directed by Renay Aumiller and Sara Tourek Enjoy the Carolina blue sky, beautiful Elon campus and exquisite dance by the Elon BFA Dance majors. Students will perform site-specific choreography in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elon University
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC  27244
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Telephone: 336-278-5610
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Learn, Play, Create. It's time to break out the paint and get creative. Bring the kiddos to Unleashed Arts Center and make an exciting, new art project. This program is led by professional Team...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unleashed Arts Center
204 West 6th St.
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-682-3071
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Sawtooth School for Visual Art opens the doors to all its studios for a free community open house featuring demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and information on fall classes and workshops...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sawtooth School for Visual Art
251 N. Spruce St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Sponsor: Sawtooth School for Visual Art
Telephone: 336-723-7395
Contact Name: Taylor Hayes
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Enjoy family-friendly films in the children's programming room. This week it's "The Good Dinosaur."

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
219 N Church St.
GSO , NC  27401
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Sponsor: Central Library

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This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
HP, NC  27262
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Sponsor: High Point Museum
Telephone: 336-885-1859
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Kersey Valley Spookywoods was voted #1 Scream Park in America by Haunt World Magazine. The attraction includes 150 incredibly costumed characters, movie quality sets and...

Cost: $15-$50

Where:
Kersey Valley
1615 Kersey Valley Road
Archdale, NC  27263
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Telephone: 336-431-1700
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Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including the ride on the Ghost Train, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy...

Cost: $36

Where:
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC  28605
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Telephone: 800-526-5740
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The Gallery Players present this musical satire telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The time is 1958, and everyone's favorite rock...

Cost: $13-$16

Where:
Paramount Theatre
128 E. Front St.
Burlington, NC
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Telephone: 336-222-8497
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Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m. and Noon-2 p.m., 1/2 price sale.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillsdale United Methodist Church
5018 Highway 158
Advance, NC
View map »


Telephone: 336-998-4020
Website »

More information

Infant, toddler, children's, teen and adult clothing, shoes and coats. Toys, books and some household items. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (majority of items half price).

Cost: Free

Where:
Salem Baptist Gym (Spring St.)
429 Broad St.
W-S, NC  27101
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Sponsor: Salem Baptist Christian School
Telephone: 336-306-0261
Contact Name: Melissa Wagoner
Website »

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Rides, food, exhibits, shows, music, animals, carnival games and much more. All Ages. See website for full list of events. Sunday-Friday: 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturdays:...

Cost: $4-$10

Where:
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
421 27th St. NW
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-727-2236
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Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (select items half-price). 

Cost: $2-$5

Where:
High Point Elks Lodge #1155
700 Old Mill Road
HP, AL
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Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (1/2 price sale).

Where:
Glenn View Baptist Church
4275 Glenn High Road
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-788-2569
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Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (select items half price).

Cost: Free

Where:
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington
508 West Davis St.
Burlington, NC
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Telephone: 336-228-1703
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Little engineers and their families will have the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, children will meet...

Cost: $20-$32

Where:
N.C. Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC  28159
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Telephone: 704-636-2889
Website »

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An entertaining yet educational atmosphere that celebrates fellowship while building traditional values. Offering fun for the whole family, pets are also welcome on a leash to share the...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Kersey Valley
1615 Kersey Valley Road
Archdale, NC  27263
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Telephone: 336-431-1700
Website »

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Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, this captivating musical follows the adventures of the four March sisters — aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy,...

Cost: See Website

Where:
Arts Council Theatre
610 Coliseum Drive
W-S, NC
View map »


Telephone: 336-748-0857
Website »

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Participate in the Design-Build-Test cycle through hands-on discovery. Try out DaVinci’s interlocking bridge and the Exploration Table. Experiment with racetracks, paper airplanes and...

Cost: $9-$11

Where:
SciWorks
400 W. Hanes Mill Road
W-S, NC
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Telephone: 336-767-6730
Website »

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Come shop for gently used children's clothing, shoes, toys, equipment, books and baby gear.  Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon (most items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Presbyterian Church
360 Hopkins Road
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Sponsor: Grace House Preschool
Telephone: 336-993-1305 ext. 12
Contact Name: Director
Website »

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Fall and winter children's clothing, toys, books, shoes, baby equipment, nursery furniture, maternity clothing and much more. Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon and 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1...

Cost: Free

Where:
Friedberg Moravian Church
2178 Friedberg Church Road
W-S, NC  27127
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Sponsor: Circle 4
Contact Name: Amanda Hayes
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Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species —...

Cost: $20 (+ park admission)

Where:
NC Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC  27205
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Telephone: 800-488-0444
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