Weekend Roundup: December 26-29, 2013

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Our bellies are full and the presents have been unwrapped. We’re in that limbo weekend between Christmas and New Years, when many rest up before more fun, so it’s a light weekend roundup this week. Here are some of our favorites. And as always, if you participate in any of these weekend events, or have suggestions for others, please comment below to share the Winston-Salem love.

The latest news from MyWinston-Salem.com: CAMP HANESCamp Hanes Canoes

Camp Hanes is a 400-acre recreational camp half an hour from Winston-Salem, nestled on the side of beautiful Sauratown Mountain. Kids and adults alike make a lifetime of outdoor memories there. Our readers receive a $50 discount! (read more)

 

 

Top active Pick: Public Ice SkatingIce Skating at LJVM

  • Daily
  • Skate times vary, see schedule
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, Skate rental $3
  • www.ljvm.com
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Friday Night Ice Jams are held each Friday from 7:30-10PM featuring a DJ and karaoke. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.

top outdoor pick: Tanglewood Festival of lightsTanglewood Festival of Lights

  • Now through the New Year
  • 6-11PM
  • Tanglewood Park
  • 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC
  • Admission: Weekends $15/vehicle; Weekdays $10/vehicle (cash only)
  • www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol

Ride in the comfort of your own vehicle, or join a hay ride or carriage ride to view over a million lights in shapes and scenes of the season. Visit the holiday village and craft store. Note: Wait can be up to 2 hours on weekend evenings so please plan accordingly.

Top Kid Pick: Sciworks Winter day campSciWorks

  • Friday, December 27
  • 9AM-4PM
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd
  • Regsitration: Non-members $45
  • sciworks.org

Do your kids suffer from winter break boredom? Sign them up for Winter SciCamp! This one-day camp features hands-on demonstrations, crafts, time to explore the museum and more.

 

Top family Music Pick: peter & the wolf
Peter and the Wolf

  • Friday, December 27
  • 11AM & 1PM
  • James Gray Auditorium at Old Salem Visitors Center
  • 900 Old Salem Rd
  • Admission: $5
  • carolinachambersymphony.org

This annual musical fairy tale is fit for the whole family. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players woodwind quintet and percussion perform Sergei Prokofiev’s classic, Peter and the Wolf, with special guest narrator, Lesley Hunt.

Top Music Pick: BIG DADDY LOVEBig Daddy Love at Ziggy's

  • Saturday, December 28
  • 9PM
  • Ziggy’s
  • Admission: $7 advance; $10 at door
  • 170 W. 9th St.
  • ziggyrock.net

Our favorite local Appalachian Rock band, Big Daddy Love, will be stopping from their busy nationwide tour schedule to play in Winston-Salem! Catch our boys at Ziggy’s and get your banjo fix.

Enter Our Local Holiday Gift Giveaway for a Chance to Win!Revolution Gliding Tours

  • We are giving our fans a chance to win local prizes each week through this Friday from some of our favorite local Winston-Salem businesses. Let’s celebrate the holiday season and remember to support your local retailers, artisans and other businesses around town!
  • Enter at www.MyWinston-Salem.com
  • This is the final week of our Local Holiday Giveaway and we are going out with a bang – giving away a Revolution Gliding Tour for a party of fourEnter by tomorrow at noon for your chance to win. We are also having a bonus giveaway of a beautiful tin of Dewey’s chocolate enrobed mint chocolate cookies!

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Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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