By Rachel Hoeing

In today’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • Mad Science Camps
  • Rock Box Bouldering
  • Chance to Win with Friendly Center


Unplug! Explore! Learn!

Ready for your child to experience summer unplugged? At Mad Science camp, they’ve replaced wifi with wonder by cutting the iPad cord and plugging into science! Campers will explore, create and make connections that aren’t limited by megabits per second, but only by their imagination! No matter whether they want to discover incredible chemical reactions, take flight as a junior rocket scientist or explore Cousteau’s coast, Mad Science guarantees a unique, hands-on and interactive experience where your child can unplug from the world and connect with imaginative learning and fun! To learn more, visit

Summer Camp experiences for children PreK – rising 6th grade.
Full and Half day camp options available with before and after care options.
Early Bird Special ends April 30th.  Spaces are filling up quickly. So register soon!
To register visit or call 336.784-1818


Rock Box Bouldering: Fun for the Whole Family

There aren’t a lot of things out there that the whole family can have fun with – it feels like it’s either the kids or the parents who are having the good time! So try rock climbing! Every day, Rock Box Bouldering has kids, parents, and grandparents climbing together. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newcomer or have some climbing under your belt, there are routes for all skill levels, and there’s always something new every week! Rental gear is free on your first visit, plus there are great discounts for children, so you can be sure it is an affordable experience, as well as a fun one.

Does your kid love climbing but you can’t find the time or the energy? Rock Box has after-school climbing team on Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as summer camps this June/July! Check out for more details.


Catching up with Friendly Center

Moms juggle a lot. That’s why “convenience” is Friendly Center’s favorite word (well, one of them anyway …). With nearly 100 local, regional and national businesses in one spot, Friendly Center’s mix of retailers is all about the convenience. Need groceries and a blowout? Do it! Time for a new couch and a nice glass of wine? Go for it! Looking for great denim and lipstick? They got it! Catching a movie and a mani? See ya there! How ‘bout the latest iPhone and a workout? Yep, coming soon!

To keep you conveniently updated on all the happenings, deals, new store announcements and giveaways, join the Friendly Center mobile text club. Text keyword MOM to 444-222. Your MOM text enters you for a chance at a $100 gift card to your choice of retailer at Friendly Center. {Enter by March 31.} To get you up to speed for now, here’s what’s new …

New to Friendly Center
–        Anthony Vince Nail Spa (August 2018)
–        Athleta (May 2018)
–        California Closets (January 2019)
–        Dazzle Up (September 2018)
–        Five Below (August 2018)
–        Nothing Bundt Cakes (June 2018)
–        Kendra Scott (December 2018)
–        Madewell (February 2019)

Opening Soon at Friendly Center
–        O2 Fitness (Spring 2019)
–        Sola Salon (Spring 2019)
–        Chopt (Spring 2019)


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