Summer Events, Camps & Health News!

By Katie Moosbrugger

Happy Mother’s Day! We have several announcements to share with you as you head into this new week:

~ Summer is Spectacular at Kaleideum
~ Brenner Children’s Hospital: The Triad’s Only Pediatric Emergency Department
~ Free Skin Screenings Made Easy and Convenient
~ Register for Triad Elite Soccer Club
~ New Changes at Greensboro Children’s Museum
~ Your Chance to Win a Half Day Summer Camp Session with Mad Science
~ Winners from our Last Giveaway

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Summer Is Spectacular at Kaleideum!

Visit Kaleideum this summer and experience two exciting exhibits. If individuals visit one Museum in the morning, you can visit the other in the afternoon for free with your receipt. Teachers always receive free admission with their ID, whether they are visiting individually or with a group.

Toy Time
Take a trip back in time with Toy Time at Kaleideum Downtown. There were no cell phones or video games, and batteries were never included! Engage and delight in tumbling, sliding, rocking, spinning, dancing, and flying folk toys that demonstrate the effects of gravity, inertia, rhythm, harmonic motion, and mechanics. Toy Time opens Thursday, May 24, at Kaleideum Downtown.

Ice Venture!
When the summer heat gets you down, you can chill out in Ice Venture! At Kaleideum North, you can dream of snowy weather as you decorate a snowman, have a snowball fight, go ice fishing, slide on a sock skating rink, and more. Ice Venture! opens Saturday, May 26, at Kaleideum North.

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Brenner Childrens hospital Emergency entrance and Pediatric Trauma Transport Vehicle (Ambulance)

The Triad’s only Pediatric Emergency Department

Did you know that Brenner Children’s Hospital Emergency Department is the only pediatric emergency care department in the region that is designed just for children? Located at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC, the pediatric ED is to be prepared to care for infants and children with all types of emergent medical needs.

What makes our pediatric ED different? 

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center – Take a virtual tour
Doctors, nurses and staff specialize in caring for children with urgent medical needs
Prepared to handle any pediatric emergency, from an allergic reaction to broken bones to serious illness
Customized child-sized technology and equipment
All patients are seen by a doctor specially trained in emergency care
Specialized pediatric transport team for critically ill children

Click here to learn more about the Brenner Children’s Difference.

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Just in Time for Summer: Free Skin Screenings Made Easy and Convenient for Busy Moms

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., but it has a better than 98 percent cure rate if detected and treated early. Cone Health is sponsoring a series of free skin cancer screenings for men, women and children of all ages who have not seen a dermatologist within the last year. As you and your family get ready for summer and spend more time outside, make protecting and caring for your skin a priority. Visit conehealth.com for more information.

Upcoming screenings include:

Mon., May 14
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Cone Health Cancer Center at Annie Penn
618 S. Main Street, Reidsville, NC 27320

Mon., May 21   
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Cone Health Cancer Center at MedCenter Mebane
3940 Arrowhead Blvd., Mebane, NC 27302

Mon., June 4    
6 – 7 p.m.
Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional
1236 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215

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Register for Triad Elite Soccer Club!

This is a Winston-Salem club looking for all soccer player boys and girls age 8 to 19. Please go online to www.triadelitesoccer.com  and check out what Triad Elite has to offer. Tryouts begin on Tuesday, May 15th. If you want to get the “fast pass” through the registration/check in process here is what you need to do!  Follow these simple steps:

1)  Register for Tryouts
~ When you arrive to tryouts, they will quickly find your name on the spreadsheet, check you in, and assign bib number
~ Pay $10 online or bring cash to pay on site.

2)  Medical Waiver
~ Print, fill out and sign.  Bring it with you to tryouts
~ There will be copies on site if you can’t print in advance but come early to fill it out.  Parent/Guardian MUST sign.

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What’s New at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

This summer, the Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) will open its newest indoor exhibit. With 10 interactive learning stations, children of all ages will experience the captivating feeling of playing and controlling water. They’ll investigate concepts of volume, weight, pressure, force, buoyancy, density and displacement, while making decisions, testing ideas, and using problem-solving skills. Waterproof smocks and hand dryers will be available in the exhibit area.

The water feature is Phase 2 of the Museum’s “Reaching Greater Heights” expansion project, which launched in 2015 with the objective of opening signature features to strengthen GCM’s mission of engaging children and families in hands-on, fun learning experiences. Phase 1 was completed in summer 2017 with the addition of the Outdoor Play Plaza. Construction on Phase 3, a technology and interactive media exhibit, begins in 2019.

For updates on the water feature opening and other Museum events, join Greensboro Children’s Museum’s email list.

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Win a Half Day Camp Session at Mad Science Summer Camp!

Give your child an unforgettable summer camp experience!  Whether he or she wants to discover cool chemical reactions, become a junior rocket scientist or build their own robot, Mad Science guarantees a unique, interactive and hands on experience! Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities that are so much fun, your child will forget that they’re learning! To enter this contest, click HERE!

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Winners from Our Last Giveaways!

Congrats to Kerri Clavette and Victoria Prince for each winning a $50 gift card to Food Lion, compliments of TEN Spring Water. Also, congrats to Meghan Nolan for winning a $150 gift card to Gnarwall Bouldering Gym. Ladies, watch for more information coming to your email!

*Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by Kaleideum, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Triad Elite, and Greensboro Children’s Museum


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