By Rachel Hoeing

Back to school, back to (hopefully) cooler weather, and back to the grind! For me, I love the freedom of summer, but I always love getting back on a schedule! I also love all of the events that pop up in the fall season. We’ve got a great announcement from the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem in today’s Sunday Spotlight, as well as a fun events at SciWorks and the Greensboro Ice House. Salem Law also invites you to a free workshop. Don’t forget to check our event calendar for many more local happenings! Also, you will want to add Barberitos to your list of fabulous family restaurants. Check out their spotlight below and also the info on Kids Eat Free nights!

Sensory Friendly Programming at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

CMWSGIFTS animal_049New this fall, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem is offering monthly sensory friendly programming, developed with the guidance of ABC of NC. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences can have a fun, enjoyable, and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment! Learning can be verbal or non-verbal; hands-on or hands-off; fast or slow; social or solitary; loud or quiet; directed or inquiry-based. Visit the Museum website to download a social narrative and visual schedule that is written from a child’s perspective.

  • Sensory Friendly Mondays. Offered once a month, September through May, on Members-only Mondays (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) when Museum attendance is light. If you are not a member, admission is required. The first two Sensory Friendly Mondays are scheduled for September 19 and October 17.

Sensory Friendly Night: Halloween Adventure is October 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treat for candy and novelty toys while you explore! Admission is $3/person. Modifications for sensory friendly programming include choice boards and a designated quiet room.


Why You Will Love Barberitos

Barberitos-Pepe-and-LogoListen to the fresh, antibiotic-free, chicken sizzle on the grill.
Smell the aroma of uniquely blended sauces.
Look at the vibrant colors of the fresh vegetables.
Touch the bills that are left in your wallet.
Hear your grateful children thanking you for your delicious meal.
No, this is not a dream! This is what a typical visit to Barberitos feels like.
Barberitos is a southwestern grill that prepares fresh ingredients to become your made to order favorite. Menu items include tacos, burritos, salads, quesadillas and more. They have several items under 300 calories, gluten free choices and on Tuesday nights and Sundays, KIDS EAT FREE with a paid entrée! Visit on Twitter and Facebook! Locations: 1231 Eastchester Dr. in High Point, 301 Pisgah Church Road and 2408 Spring Garden in Greensboro.


Bats, Bees, & Butterflies: It’s Pollinator Day at SciWorks!

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SciWorks on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and learn more about and celebrate the work of these fascinating and vitally important animals and insects! There will be activities for all ages, including crafts and face-painting for the younger guests, and the opportunity to learn about butterfly gardening, beekeeping, bat research, and more with guest speakers, demos, and a vivarium with live butterflies.

Pollinator Day is included with museum admission and free for SciWorks and Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem Members. SciWorks is located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem. Download a September events schedule here.


Salem Law’s Estate Planning Workshop for Young Families!

Salem Law YF lrgSalem Law invites you to this FREE informative workshop on Tuesday, September 13th from 12PM to 1PM.  The workshop will cover issues unique to estate planning in the modern world for families with minor children. Most young families have heard they need a will and life insurance when they have a child, but are not familiar with the actual lengthy process for the guardian to get custody. Learn about the dangers of not having legal documents in place as well as the different options available! The workshop is at the First Presbyterian Church entrance at 301 N Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Complimentary childcare will be provided for children ages 0-5.  Registration is required and seats are limited!  To register or if you have questions, visit their website link above, email them at, or call at (336) 406-6735.


The Ice House: Your Neighborhood Ice Skating Rink

Fall SkateThe air is cool and so are Learn to Figure Skate and Learn to Hockey Skate classes at the Greensboro Ice House! Classes are open to skaters 4 years old through adults of any age. Fall classes begin Tuesday, September 20th or Saturday September 24th with a $10 on-line registration discount through Sunday, September 18th. Weekend public skating sessions offer a one of a kind outing for individuals, families, groups or couples! Enjoy this quintessential cool weather activity and glide your way into the holiday season. Unique birthday parties are one of the area’s most popular venues. Your little princess or hockey star will be a trendsetter with fun-filled, action packed skating parties complete with hostesses taking care of every last detail. Visit the Greensboro Ice House…your neighborhood ice skating rink!


  • Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, Barberitos, SciWorks, Salem Law, and Greensboro Ice House.