By Rachel Hoeing

In today’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • New Pediatric Hospitalist Program from Brenner
  • Horseback Lessons at Legacy Saddlebreds
  • Solar Eclipse Party at Kaleideum North
  • Girls’ Night Out with Bookmarks


Brenner Expands to Lexington

Brenner Children’s Hospital has recently expanded its services to Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center through a new pediatric hospitalist program. Two Brenner Children’s pediatric physicians – Drs. Matthew Albert and Paul Sagerman –provide dedicated, full-time patient care at the hospital for children of all ages, from infants to adolescents. The new program gives patients and families onsite access to physicians who exclusively care for pediatric patients in the emergency department, those who are admitted as inpatients, or those born here and staying in the nursery.

In addition, Drs. Michael Kidder, Elizabeth Reichard, Heather Anderson-Firebaugh, and nurse practitioner, Patricia Lookabill at Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatrics – Lexington, a hospital-based clinic, care for children and adolescents from birth to age 21. Wake Forest Baptist Health is excited to extend these services to residents in and around Davidson County.  The Lexington team looks forward to growing and expanding their pediatric services. For more information, click here.


Horseback Riding at Legacy Saddlebreds

Are you looking for a new and fun activity for your child this school year? Do you want your child to develop confidence and responsibility, while getting some exercise? Try horseback riding lessons at Legacy Saddlebreds!  Legacy Saddlebreds offers horseback riding lessons to students as young as 3 years old and of all skill levels. Their state-of -the-art facility includes three climate controlled indoor riding arenas with comfortable viewing lounges, two outdoor arenas, and an onsite tack and apparel shop. Their instructors have over 100 years of combined teaching experience, providing safe and professional instruction to meet your goals. Legacy’s school horses are carefully selected for the program, ranging from beginner horses to advanced horses, and everything in between.

Start creating your Legacy today! Give them a call at 336-529-6760 or visit for more information on Back-to-School specials!


It’s a Total Eclipse of the Sun …

Don’t miss this once-in-a lifetime event — join Kaleideum North on August 21, from 11 am to 4 pm for a Solar Eclipse Party!

People across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon. Daylight will be turned into twilight and temperature will drop. This is the first solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1978 — and the first one to run from “sea to shining sea” since 1918.

You can celebrate this amazing event with Kaleideum! The “party” will feature science demonstrations, crafts, special Planetarium shows, and professional telescopes for safe sun-viewing. Bring your own cereal box to make a solar eclipse viewer to take home! All activities are included with Museum admission and free for members.

The eclipse begins at 1:12 pm with peak coverage (approximately 95 percent of the sun) at 2:41-2:43 pm. The first 100 attendees for the 11 am Planetarium show will receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses!


You’re Invited to a Girls’ Night Out

Join Bookmarks and Triad Moms on Main for a Girls’ Night Out on Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. at the Art for Art’s Sake Center for the Arts!

Enjoy Raffaldini wine, shopping after hours, a copy of How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids, and some fun with The New York Times bestselling author and humorist, Jancee Dunn.

This new book is part memoir and part self-help with actionable, achievable, and funny advice. Jancee seeks the counsel of the country’s most renowned couples’ and sex therapists, canvasses fellow parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator. Come hear her share all the details. $20 tickets include wine and a copy of her book! Purchase tickets here!


  • Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Brenner, Legacy Saddlebreds, Kaleideum, and Bookmarks.