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Memorial Day at State Natural and Cultural Sites and Military Discounts

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to explore the wonderful natural and cultural resources of our state, and many venues offer military discounts.

13 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in the Triad (May 26-29)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

North Carolina Artist Sculpts Life-Size Ocelot Artwork for Display at North Carolina Zoo

Sculpture of an ocelot family is the newest addition to the North Carolina Zoo’s ocelot habitat area.

21 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (May 19-21)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Biltmore Offers Free Admission to Kids During Summer

Kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for FREE from May 26 through Sept. 4.

18 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (May 12-14)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

21 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (May 5-7)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras to Perform Free Spring Concerts

The concerts will be held May 7 and May 21.

Faeries Return to Greensboro for Summer Solstice Festival

The 2017 Summer Solstice Festival will be held Saturday, June 17.

23 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (April 28-30)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Visit Cherokee This Summer for Family Fun and Adventure

Experience breathtaking scenic beauty and lessons in history.

27 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (April 21-23)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

15 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (April 14-16)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Discovery Concert for Kids 'Enchanted Fairy Tales'

Discovery Concert for Kids will also feature Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

27 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (April 7-9)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding area.

11 Kid-Friendly Washington, D.C., Attractions Offering Free Admission

Explore DC for free

16 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (March 17-19)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding area.

12 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (March 3-5)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding area.

A North Carolina Bucket List for Families

17 things to do in the Old North State before your kids are grown.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens Will Host Chocolate-Dipped History

The March 4 event includes tastings, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

RiverRun Announces Family-Friendly Screenings and Events

RiverRun International Film Festival will host RiverRun Family Day on April 1.

North Carolina Arts Council Grant Programs Now Open for Organizations

Guidelines and applications for the council’s seven grant programs for organizations are now available.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical returns to High Point

The holiday classic is returning to High Point Dec. 15-18 with High Point Community Theatre’s production of "A Christmas Carol: The Musical."

High Point Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

The ballet will be performed at the High Point Theatre Dec. 21-23.

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus Holding Auditions

The chorus has 85-100 members in four ensembles representing more than 40 schools in Forsyth and surrounding counties, and the next season kicks off Jan. 2.

Art and Wine Studios in the Triad

Whether you want a mom’s night out or a date night that is unique, these art/wine studios can offer a creative night out.

Students Give Back to Those Who Serve

Summit School ninth graders will honor active duty service members with free family portraits.

MOA: NC’s Only Museum Dedicated to the Study of Global Cultures

As pipeline protests in North Dakota top the news, MOA offers children a place for hands-on learning about Native American culture and more.

A Gingerbread House Wonderland

Holiday Treat Takes New Shape at National Gingerbread House Competition

5 Tips for Our Presidential Candidates

The first question, posed by Patrice Brock, poignantly reminded the candidates that our kids are watching.
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May 2017

Meet with a park ranger at the Summit Area display board located on the upper side of the Summit Area parking lot.  We will be hiking along the Jomeokee Trail.  Learn about the park's...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pilot Mountain State Park
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC  27043
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One of spring's most highly anticipated events is back! Gears & Guitars music festival - a series of concerts at Bailey Park performed in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic...

Cost: $

Where:
Bailey Park
445 Patterson Ave
Winston-Salem, NC
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Join us for free live music and lawn games on Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in LeBauer Park. 4/2 Rob Massengale Trio Featuring Joey Barnes 4/9 Wally West Trio 4/16 Kassem Williams Trio 4/23 TBD...

Cost: Free

Where:
LeBauer Park
208 N. Davie St.
Greensboro, NC  27401
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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.
Greensboro, NC
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Telephone: 336-574-2898
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Begins with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall on I-85 and a parade downtown. After the parade, there will be free hot dogs while they last, plus paratroopers and more...

Cost: Free

Where:
Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall & Downtown Thomasville
Thomasville, NC


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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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Join us at 11 a.m. on Monday mornings for books, rhymes, songs and puppets. Call 336-703-2970 for more information.

Cost: Free

Where:
Rural Hall Library
7125 Broad St.
Rural Hall, NC  27045
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Forsyth County and the War Memorial Foundation are proud to announce this year’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park. The event will feature Major General...

Cost: Free

Where:
Triad Park
9652 West Market Street
Kernersville, NC
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Come enjoy a FREE day in the SUN and celebrate summer with family and friends at the season opening of the outdoor pools at the YMCA!

Cost: Free

Where:
Kernersville YMCA
1113 W Mountain St
Kernersville, NC  27284
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Telephone: 336-669-3062
Contact Name: Victoria Harley
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Bike, walk or skate without traffic on Fifth Street in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Enjoy all the family-friendly fun of Walk & Roll with all the excitement of professional bike racing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
Fifth Street between Patterson Avenue and Research Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC
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One of spring's most highly anticipated events is back! Gears & Guitars music festival - a series of concerts at Bailey Park performed in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic...

Cost: $

Where:
Bailey Park
445 Patterson Ave
Winston-Salem, NC
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Come by and watch one of our family films. Large groups call ahead 336-703-2910.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carver Branch Library
4915 Lansing Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27105
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Transform your toddler into a lifelong reader. Come enjoy books, puppets, songs and a craft!

Cost: Free

Where:
Clemmons Library
3554 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC
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Build, create and explore with LEGOs! This program is for girls and boys in grades 1-5 and occurs the first Tuesday of the month.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reynolda Manor Branch Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
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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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Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Come learn to make all the best parts for yourself in this hands-on workshop. Registration is required by May 26. For ages 8-12.  

Cost: $12 Residents/$15 Non-residents

Where:
Robbins Recreation Center
512 S. Hargrave Street
Lexington, NC  27295
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Our “Sunshine” program features music from “Cats,” Elton John, Led Zepplin, Holst, and Salem Band vocal soloist Mignon Dobbins performing “Wind Beneath My...

Cost: Free

Where:
Salem Square
Academy & Main Streets
Old Salem
Winston Salem, NC  27101
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Sponsor: Salem Band
Telephone: 336-413-2180
Contact Name: Eileen Young
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their very young learners in a stroller, front carrier, or backpack for an outdoor, staff-led walking tour of the Reynolda grounds. While enjoying the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
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Telephone: 336-758-5150
Contact Name: Reynolda House Museum of American Art
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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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Join us in dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out. Best for ages 18 months to 5 years. Caregivers will also be asked to participate, so come prepared to boogie! Groups call ahead.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reynolda Manor Branch Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
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On Wednesdays downtown workers can enjoy live, worldly music and lunch from Ghassan's and Noma Food & Co. 4/5 The CC3 4/12 Island Vibes 4/19 Ken Brown 5/3 Colin Allured 5/10 Steve...

Cost: Free

Where:
LeBauer Park
208 N Davie St
Greensboro, NC  27401
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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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Family Night is a great place to enjoy an art-driven evening with family and friends. The ArtQuest Studios are active, social spaces where families can create art and share ideas, create...

Cost: Free

Where:
GreenHill
200 N Davie Street
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Sponsor: GreenHill
Telephone: 336-333-7460
Contact Name: Lauren Gordon
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Join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings for books, songs and fun! Call 336-703-2970 for more information.

Cost: Free

Where:
Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad St.
Rural Hall, NC  27045
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Join us on the first Thursday afternoon of the month to create with Legos.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Glenn McNairy Branch
4860 Lake Jeanette Rd
Greensboro, NC
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Kids of all ages can come in and make a take home craft. Parents and teachers are also invited to learn to make easy crafts for their kids or classrooms. Call 336-703-2910 for more details.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carver School Road Branch Library
4915 Lansing Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27105
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Ari Berenbaum, owner and head baking master of Ninth St. Bakery in Durham, and Jessica Stallings, wine industry professional/mixologist, bring you The Baker & The Barmaid. We'll mingle in...

Cost: $40 members/ $45 non-members

Where:
Greensboro Children's Museum
220 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Join other pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers for breastfeeding information and support. Babies and toddlers welcome. Check Facebook page for meeting schedule changes and summer meetings.

Cost: Free

Where:
Leonard Recreational Center
6324 Ballinger Road
GSO, NC
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Telephone: 336-644-1567
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Babies from birth to toddlers are welcome with their parents/caregivers. We sing songs, repeat chants and rhymes, and have a great time! Please join us.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reynolda Manor Branch Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
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Babies from birth to toddlers are welcome with their parents/caregivers. We sing songs, repeat chants and rhymes, and have a great time! Please join us. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Reynolda Manor Branch Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive NW
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
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Enjoy $4 admission per person after 5 p.m.

Cost: $4

Where:
Greensboro Children's Museum
220 N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Sponsor: Greensboro Children's Museum
Telephone: 336-574-2898
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Enjoy a pizza dinner, craft, cookie decorating, storytime, and dancing! Hearts & Arrows Photography will photograph you and your little girl, a cherished keepsake that will be emailed to you...

Cost: $10/member, $12/nonmember.

Where:
Kaleideum Downtown
390 S Liberty Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
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Join us in the Downtown Art District the first Friday of every month for the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop with shops, studios and galleries open extended hours. Find artist receptions, live music,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Arts District
Winston-Salem, NC


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Join Drumming the Triad North Carolina on First Fridays from May-November for a Drum Circle. Come join the fun.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Center City Park
200 N Elm St
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson navigate a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more...

Cost: $27.50

Where:
Hanesbrands Theatre
209 Spruce St N
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
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Visitors enjoy discounted admission price to the museum after 5 p.m.

Cost: $2

Where:
Greensboro Children's Museum
220 N. Church St.
GSO, NC  27401
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Telephone: 336-574-2898
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Jurassic Quest, a dinosaur adventure exhibit features more than 80 ultra-realistic, life-size dinosaurs. The robotic and animatronic technology allows guests to walk among “living, breathing,...

Cost: $20-$29+

Where:
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Special Events Center
1921 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC  27403
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First Friday is a free public event led by ArtsGreensboro and Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI). Every month, First Friday attracts new and returning patrons of all ages to celebrate what Downtown...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Greensboro
Greensboro, NC


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Kick off your summer with a progressive celebration at Kaleideum! Enjoy a Dan River Girls Concert, special activities, crafts, door prizes, and more. Included with admission and free for members....

Where:
Kaleideum
Winston-Salem, NC


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Over 90 arts and crafts vendors, kid's activities, face painting, carnival rides, tractor pull, food trucks and at the end of the day...fireworks.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oak Ridge Park
6231 Lisa Drive
Oak Ridge, NC  27310
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Sponsor: The Original Made by Hand in the Triad
Telephone: 133-688-03060
Contact Name: Mary Thompson Jordahl

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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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Parents, students and youth are welcome to attend weekly ‘Saturday Children’s Story Hour.’ Guests are invited to meet at the museum every Saturday at 11 a.m. to hear dynamic...

Cost: Free

Where:
International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Sponsor: International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Telephone: (336) 274-9199
Contact Name: Nakia Hoskins
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Join us in the park every Saturday for children's and family activities! Art classes, young yogi fitness classes, playtime, story time and weekly Saturday Kid's Klub events every...

Cost: Free

Where:
LeBauer Park
208 N Davie St.
Greensboro, NC  27401
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if you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!," it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble (Burlington)
Alamance Crossing Shopping Center
3125 Waltham Blvd
Burlington, NC  27215
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if you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!," it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble (Greensboro)
3102 Northline Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27408
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if you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!," it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble (High Point)
906 Mall Loop Road
High Point, NC  27262
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Kids and families, come out on Saturdays for fun fitness games that test your endurance and laughter - Bubble Sports! Join us on the Great Lawn.

Cost: Free

Where:
LeBauer Park
208 N. Davie St.
Greensboro, NC  27401
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if you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!," it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble (Winston-Salem)
1925 Hampton Inn Court
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
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The Reel 2 Reel Student Film Festival encourages teens and young adults to make short films about issues that affect them in today's society. Other genres such as horror, drama, comedy,...

Cost: $3

Where:
Paramount Theater
128 E. Front Street
Burlington, NC  27215
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Sponsor: Teen 2 Teen
Telephone: 336-222-5030
Contact Name: Maggie Massey
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Healthy Eating for Families! Join health coach Terri Maultsby of Think Eat Grow for hands-on learning for all ages. Kids will sort food into healthy choice groups and learn good, better, and best...

Cost: Free

Where:
LeBauer Park
208 N Davie St.
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Enjoy a family-friendly film in the children's programming room.

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
219 N Church St
Greensboro, NC  27401
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Sensory Storytime is an interactive, structured storytime for children with special needs, especially those on the autism spectrum. It includes sensory activities and is intended for children...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glenn McNairy Branch
4860 Lake Jeanette Road
, NC
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Join the Kaleideum Planetarium staff and Forsyth Astronomical Society for a FREE astronomy observation in the Kaleideum North parking lot using professional telescopes. In case of bad weather, call...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks)
Winston-Salem, NC


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Jurassic Quest, a dinosaur adventure exhibit features more than 80 ultra-realistic, life-size dinosaurs. The robotic and animatronic technology allows guests to walk among “living, breathing,...

Cost: $20-$29+

Where:
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Special Events Center
1921 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC  27403
View map »


Website »

More information

Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson navigate a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more...

Cost: $27.50

Where:
Hanesbrands Theatre
209 Spruce St N
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
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