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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Date: April 24, 2014
Location: Eberson Fine Arts Center
Summary: Presented by Salem Academy Theatre. "Annie" is the heartwarming musical about love, luck and eternal optimism. After losing her parents, a young girl named Annie dreams of a family of her own from the confines of a drab and dreary orphanage run by greedy, uncaring Miss Hannigan. Free. Runs through May 4. See website for showtimes. ...More Details
A T. Rex Named Sue      Editor Pick
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last ticket will be sold at 4pm and last entry is 4:30pm each day.
Location: Greensboro Science Center
Summary: In the summer of 1990, an amazing discovery was unearthed near Faith, South Dakota... the fossilized remains of an ancient Tyrannosaurus rex. Made up of more than 250 bones and teeth, Sue (named for Sue Hendrickson, who discovered the fossil) is the most complete - and best-preserved - T. rex specimen ever found. This massive dinosaur weighed about 7 tons and roamed the earth during the late Cretaceous Period (about 67 million years ago)

The focal point of A T. rex Named Sue is a life-sized cast skeleton of Sue, the largest meat-eater in North America. A separate cast of Sue's 5-foot skull allows visitors to get eye-to-eye with this massive dinosaur. Interactive elements offer visitors insight into the world of dinosaurs, including the ability to look through the eyes of dinosaurs, sniff out food, water and shelter, and feel how scientists think the T. rex could - and couldn't - move its arms. Videos, interpretive graphics and text are also included to enhance visitors' understanding of Sue's history, scientists' research of Sue and how our perception of the T. rex has changed because of their discoveries.

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Date: April 24, 2014
Time: Ages: 9-12 9 a.m.- noon
Ages: 13-16 1-4 p.m.
Location: Lake Mackintosh Clubhouse
Summary: Burlington Recreation & Parks invites youth to experience basic archery at the Lake Mackintosh Clubhouse. Participants will be taken through a lesson promoting safety and archery basics encouraging a focus on performing a proper shot: featuring an introduction to archery, safety on the range, using a string bow, and 11steps of archery success through the NASP curriculum. For more information or to register, please call (336) 229-3150 or visit

Space is limited; all participants must pre-register and complete a registration form with liability waiver the day of the program. Archery equipment will be provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's North Carolina Hunter Education Program through an enhancement federal grant from the Pittman-Roberson Act. Participants may bring a water bottle with their name on it and a healthy snack. Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. ...More Details
Gold Panning     
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday - Saturday through October 31, 2014, weather permitting
Location: Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
Summary: Visitors can experience gold panning similar to miners over 200 years ago. The site uses dirt from historic Little Meadow Creek, where smaller gold flakes are still found on a daily basis. Instructors are available for visitors who have never panned for gold before. Any gold found may be kept as a souvenir. ...More Details
Laser Magic     
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 7, 8, & 9 p.m.
Location: Greensboro Science Center
Summary: Experience “Magic” in the Greensboro Science Center’s OmniSphere Theater! This magical medley features a variety of musical artists ranging from Yanni to No Doubt. Songs are synchronized with an amazing laser light show that dances across the OmniSphere Theater's 40-foot dome. Tickets are $5 per person and are available beginning April 1 at the Greensboro Science Center’s admission window or by phone at 336-288-3769. ...More Details
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Location: Lewisville Square

Bring your kids to the playground to get some energy out while you exercise!  Intense Metabolic Effect workouts are 30 minutes so your kids won't have time to start fussing!  Bring a mat, hand weights if you have them, and water.

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Mocha Moms      
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Georgia E. Taylor Recreation Center
Summary: Mocha Moms is a support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for mothers and encourages the spirit of community and activism within its membership. ...More Details
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Greensboro Historical Museum
Summary: “Hey kids, what time is it? It’s Howdy Doody time!” Nearly 70 years after The Howdy Doody Show made its debut on national television, you’re invited to pen a poem when you visit the Historical Museum in April. Just take a look at the freckle-faced Howdy Doody Doll on exhibition, write a quick poem and drop your entry in a contest box. Since all entries will reflect poetic talent, prize winners in youth and adult categories will be determined in a raffle on Thursday, May 1. Entries will be received in person during museum hours. ...More Details
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: Thataways Youth Center
Summary: Ages: 4 -12 & Middle School Students Fundays Rates: Full Time BRPD Afterschool Participant: included in the monthly fees Part Time or Drop In BRPD Afterschool Participant & Public: (pay in advance) Daily: $20-1st child; $16-2nd child; $14-3rd child Spring Break Special (April only): $60-1st child; $50-2nd child; $40-3rd child. On Teacher Workdays and certain Holidays, the Fundays Program operates at Thataways Youth Center at 1334 Overbrook Road. This facility will be CLOSED to the public during Fundays. Registration form and payment must be received in advance and a hard copy of the receipt must be presented at the sign in table for Part Time, Drop In, & Public Participants. No refunds or transferable options for Fundays payments. Fundays must have a minimum of 6 paid participants to operate. For more information, please call (336) 222-5030 ...More Details
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Greensboro Children's Museum

Get ready, Springtime Sprouts: this will be an afternoon in the Edible Schoolyard to remember! Become a farmer for the afternoon and spend the day taking care of our farm! Digging, planting, harvesting, and caring for animals will be the order of the day. We'll also eat a tasty garden snack and explore in the Museum.

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Date: April 24, 2014
Location: SciWorks
Summary: This dynamic, hands-on exhibit delves into the world of materials science. Explore the bizarre properties of modern materials - from basketball backboards and cell phones to antennas, DVD players, and golf clubs - and get a glimpse into where the future might take us. ...More Details
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Summary: This student-curated exhibit features photographs of Alaska’s Yup’ik people, their environment, and resources by Greensboro native John Rucker. Taken between 1979 and 1987, the photographs document a lifestyle that has largely disappeared with the arrival of modern influences such as telephones, fast food, and television in the intervening years. The images are integrated with objects made by Yup’ik artisans and collected by early Moravian missionaries with connections to Winston-Salem. The objects provide a link to the past and further document the cultural transitions of the Yup’ik since European contact. Admission is free. ...More Details

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