By Rachel Hoeing

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • CMWS/SciWorks reveal their new name
  • Cheers! A Toast to Children’s Health invite
  • Digital Blank Canvas opportunities
  • Partners in Hope invite


Say Hello to Kaleideum!

TaglineLockup_RGBThe Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem/SciWorks, which merged on July 1, 2016, have a new name Kaleideum! While still in two separate locations, The Children’s Museum will called Kaleideum Downtown, and SciWorks will be called Kaleideum North.

The inspiration for the name came from the idea of a kaleidoscope — a simple scientific instrument and toy that also creates beautiful art when you look inside. The kaleidoscope represents the perfect blend of art, creativity, and science. The instrument itself is also a free-choice learning experience that encourages individuals to explore and learn more.

Kaleideum = kaleidoscope + museum.

As Kaleideum plans for the future in a new downtown location, the goal is to offer more multi-faceted, open-ended experiences that prompt children to test theories, seek answers to questions, think critically, and explore at their own pace with a mission to inspire wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery.


Cheers! A Toast to Children’s Health

Cheers logoRaise your glass and support Brenner Children’s Hospital at the 13th Annual Cheers! A toast to children’s health on Friday, April 21, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Old Salem Visitor Center. Cheers! is one of Winston-Salem’s favorite spring traditions where you’ll enjoy amazing food, fine wine from around the world, craft breweries, silent and live auctions, and an excellent opportunity to raise money for Brenner Children’s Hospital. Have fun for a great cause! Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $75 per person. The Cellar, a special reserve tasting room located within the Grand Tasting event, will feature reserve wines to taste. Tickets for The Cellar, which includes admission to the Grand Tasting, are $130 per person. Thirsty yet? Tickets are only available in advance.  For more information, call the Brenner Children’s Hospital Development Office at (336) 716-7985. For information on participating sponsors, or to buy your tickets, visit



Digital Camps

15895423_1772969153027520_7121668328133099237_n (1)Digital Blank Canvas is opening an Early Bird registration for all Summer Camps with savings up to $50! Spring Break Camps are also available for registration.

The youth media and gaming division of Little Blank Canvas offers an interactive and educational digital program for kids. The Studio only uses industry standard technology to ensure students are set on a solid path towards a creative digital future. All instructors are passionate about what they teach and trained to give students tools to develop a project from beginning to end with tons of creative freedom. The studio provides all computers and needed devices -one per student. Programs include: Game Design, 3D Animation, Digital Drawing, Photography, Graphic Design and the popular Mod Design Java with Minecraft!

The Studio hosts a monthly Digital Jam event on Fourth Fridays where kids can work on their project and/or explore new programs!




PIH Ad 125x125 (1)You Are Invited

Catholic Charities would like to invite you to their annual Partners in Hope Dinner. This is an amazing annual event where all funds raised will directly provide assistance to the most poor and vulnerable in our community. It is an inspiring evening where you will be amazed at the difference Catholic Charities is making right in your own backyard.

The event will take place at the Benton Convention Center on Thursday, March 9th, with a reception beginning at 5:30pm, and dinner at 6:30pm. Registration for the event is complimentary. Please RSVP here. You can view a video and see more info here.

*Today’s Spotlight is sponsored by CMWS/SciWorks, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Little Blank Canvas, and Catholic Charities.