By Katie Moosbrugger

There is never a loss for fun things to do here in the Triad! Today we are excited to feature the following news and ideas for your family:

~ Spring Skating at Greensboro Ice House
~ Enchanted Fairy Tales concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony
~ Summer Inclusive Camp sponsored by Greensboro Parks & Recreation
~ Kids Morning Out at Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks)
~ The Chance to Win TWO FREE Treatments from Mosquito Authority
~ The Winner of Our Last Giveaway, sponsored by Brenner Children’s Hospital

gso ice houseSpring into Skating Fun at the Greensboro Ice House!

The Greensboro Ice House is your family-friendly, neighborhood ice skating rink! Packed with cool activities for pre-school aged children through adults of all ages, frozen fun is delivered through public skating sessions, learn to figure and hockey skate classes, birthday parties and more! Learn to skate classes are offered for beginners through advanced skaters beginning at age four through adults. Spring classes are underway, but late enrollment is permitted with remaining classes pro-rated.  Their classes are taught by highly credentialed professionals dedicated to sharing their love of skating! Their distinctive 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. Get your cool on and visit them soon at your neighborhood ice skating rink!

WSSymphonydiscoveryEnchanted Fairy Tales Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concert for Kids

Join Jessica Morel, Assistant Conductor, and the fabulous Winston-Salem Symphony musicians for a Discovery Concert for Kids entitled Enchanted Fairy Tales with special guests Paperhand Puppet Intervention. At the concert on Sunday, April 23, stories and legends of old will come to life through music, life-size puppets, masks, movement, and sound. Enjoy an afternoon of musical delights including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Orchestral Suite, by Alan Menken; “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite, by John Williams; Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from the 1940 Walt Disney animated concert film Fantasia; and more. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem but the fun starts at 2 p.m. with hands-on activities including making a craft; an opportunity to play musical instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo; and so much more! Tickets are $18 for adults, $7 for children, call 336.464.0145 or visit

camp joy 2Inclusive Camp: Summer Fun for People of All Abilities

If you haven’t sent your child to Camp Joy, this is the year to try it out. This City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation camp has fun for everyone age five and over, including individuals with developmental disabilities as well as visual and hearing impairments. Located at the 409-acre Hagan-Stone Park in southeast Guilford County, Camp Joy offers accessible trails, a playground, pool, art cabin, and more. Campers are welcome to attend with a personal care assistant. Daily transportation is available. Weekly sessions run June 19 through August 49 a.m.-3 p.m. The week of July 10 is Accessible Adventures Week, and has been designed especially for individuals with physical disabilities. The cost is $65 per week. To sign up for Camp Joy, visit Or call Parks and Recreation’s Mainstream Resources Unit for more information at 336-373-2735.

KMO1Mark Your Calendar for Kids Morning Out

Forsyth Family Magazine is hosting this month’s Kids Morning Out at Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks) on Tuesday, April 18 from 10 am to Noon. Come out and explore Kaleideum North for half price admission when you mention Kids Morning Out at the front desk. Experience the Planetarium, take part in an Animal Encounter, and learn about energy — what it is, where it comes from, how we use it, and why it is so important to use it wisely in the traveling Conservation Quest® exhibit. Grab a friend and bring the kids for a morning of fun.  Each adult receives 4 door prize tickets!

mosquito authority lead imageWin 2 FREE Treatments from Mosquito Authority!

Two winners will be announced! If you enjoy playing, cooking out and relaxing in your yard, then it’s time to fight these annoying bloodsuckers once and for all with help from The Mosquito Authority of the Triad! Plus, Mosquito Authority is thrilled to announce that it has joined forces with Bayer, the trusted brand of everyday necessities like aspirin and sunscreen.  This relationship guarantees they are able to provide the best mosquito control solutions and, ultimately, a happier, healthier backyard to enjoy with your loved ones. To register for this giveaway, click HERE!

ticket-400x260Find Out Who Won Our Last Giveaway!

Big congrats to Danielle Duncan – she is the lucky winner of her choice of tickets to either Tweetsie Railroad, Wet ‘N Wild, or the NC Zoo! What an awesome way to start the summer. Danielle, watch for an email from TMoM to find out how to redeem this prize, and thanks for being a loyal TMoM reader! Many thanks to our friends at Brenner Children’s Hospital for offering this generous prize. Looking for a pediatrician?  Brenner Children’s Hospital has pediatric primary care offices conveniently located in Clemmons, Kernersville, Lexington, Mocksville and Winston-Salem.  To locate a practice near you click HERE.

*Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by the Greensboro Ice House, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Greensboro Parks & Recreation, and Forsyth Family magazine.