By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY! In case you missed our “ode to moms” yesterday, check it outhere. We hope you all have a wonderful day where you are able to count being a mom as one of your most wonderful blessings.
In today’s spotlight:
~ Reptile Day and SciCamps at SciWorks
~ Novant’s National Women’s Health Week
~Transitional Kindergarten at New Garden Friends School
~Cooking Classes at SoHo

SciWorks’ Reptile Day and SciCamps

Looking for a really cool gift for the Mom who has everything? Or maybe you ARE a mom and you’re interested in providing your kids with a unique experience that’s fun and educational? Look no further than SciWorks’ REALLY RAD REPTILES DAY! Next Saturday, May 17 from 1:00-5:00pm,SciWorks will celebrate some of the Earth’s most fascinating (and misunderstood) creatures! Meet and learn to identify a variety of live reptiles, both BIG and small! Chat with a herpetologist, create some awesome reptile crafts, and cheer on SciWorks’ resident turtles in the slow-but-exciting Turtle Race. All activities are included with museum admission. Also … don’t forget to check out summer SciCamps! SciWorks is offering a variety of one-day and week-long camps for rising K-6th grades. Topics include animals, astronomy, botany, chemistry, color and light, dinosaurs, film animation, forensics, pirates, and the Wild West! Visit www.sciworks.orgfor more information.

National Women’s Health week – May 11 to 17

Join the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women’s Health & Wellness Center in celebrating National Women’s Health Week by making your health a priority. Invite your mom, sisters, friends and neighbors to participate with you. All events are free. Please call 718-7000 to register or for more information.
• Tuesday, May 13, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
What’s going on down there?

Panel discussion about incontinence, sexual health and menopause.
Novant Health Conference Center
• Wednesday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Healthy lunches on the go

Discussion with a nutritionist on making healthy food choices and enjoy a complimentary lunch.
Novant Health Conference Center
• Sunday, May 18, 3 to 5 p.m.
Ask the Doctor

Bring questions for the neurologist, gynecologist, menopause counselor and nutritionist. Open to Healthy Inspirations members only. Call 718-7000 to become a member.

Transitional Kindergarten at New Garden Friends School

Imagine a classroom with fewer desks and more learning! This program at New Garden Friends School provides the “gift of time” for younger students to engage in a rich, early educational experience. An important component of learning at this age is play. In our busy world, finding time for young children to play can be difficult; at New Garden Friends, school it is a priority. The research is plentiful and compelling: Unstructured playtime allows children to create and explore worlds they can master. Play helps provide a balance to a child’s day in which academic, social, and emotional growth can occur simultaneously. As children master their imagined worlds, they develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and resiliency. During indoor “choice time,” teachers create similar opportunities by providing materials and structure in an unhurried setting. To learn more about Transitional Kindergarten as well as all Preschool through 12th grade, visit or email

What’s cooking at SoHo?

Learn how to cook or perfect your technique in a hands-on, fun environment with professional chefs and equipment at Southern Home and Kitchen. They partner with local caterers, bakers, and chefs to create an intimate and unique experience that cannot be beat! Participants will receive copies of all recipes for that class, and they will have the opportunity to cook and eat what they make. Complimentary wine is available with the dinner classes, and all participants will receive 10% off any purchases made in the store that day. Please visit the website at for a full list of classes, new ones are being added daily!  Southern Home and Kitchen is located in Thruway Center in Winston-Salem.

Sponsored by SciWorks, Novant, NGFS and SoHo