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First Friday Night Special

Looking for fun for the kiddo’s on First Friday’s? GCM is the place to be on the first Friday of every month.! Experience the FUN for a thrifty price.
On Friday, September 5th admission is only $2.00 from 5pm-8pm.

 

 

AUGUST

Members Only Monday Mornings Busy Bee’s is a fun interactive preschool program that offers activities focusing on music and movement, garden exploration, and kitchen discovery.

Theme for August: Moovin' and Groovin' on the Farm!

 

Museum Hours-Closed week of September 1-5, 2014 for exhibit updates and cleaning.

We will reopen on September 5th at 5pm for First Friday

SEPTEMBER

Members Only Monday Mornings Busy Bee’s is a fun interactive preschool program that offers activities focusing on music and movement, garden exploration, and kitchen discovery.

 

Theme for September: Fall into Fairy Tales

 

 

Kindermusik with Ms. Roz

Tuesdays, September 9 - November 25, 2014

Move and Grove 3:30pm, ages 4-6 year olds
Wiggle & Grow 4:30, ages 2-3 year olds

Kindermusik is coming to the Greensboro Children's Museum. Kids will use music to improve hand-eye coordination, foster early reading skills, and build expressive speech. Sign up for a 4-week unit and join instructor Rosalind Brinkfor toe-tapping, music-making fun!

Register by phone 336.209.1152

 

Cookie Mouse is Visiting the Children's Museum

 

Saturday
September 13, 2014
1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM!

Fall Gardening Series Starts September 16th!
(ages 5-9 years, drop-off, 3:30-5pm)

Gardening can help kids build a love and appreciation of food for a lifetime of healthy eating. In City Growers, kids will join Hailey in The Edible Schoolyard to learn how food is grown, harvested and enjoyed!

Click on the program below to register.

City Growers: Harvest Hoedown
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Age: 5-9 yrs
Cost: Members $8, Nonmembers $12 - Registration Required
Come celebrate the beginning of fall in The Edible Schoolyard with a Harvest Hoedown! We will harvest, plant, dig, and visit our farmyard animals. The day will culminate with a barnyard dance party to kick off the season.

City Growers: Wonderful Water
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Age: 5-9 yrs
Cost: Members $8, Nonmembers $12 - Registration Required
Water, water everywhere! Join us as we explore the wonder of water in The Edible Schoolyard. We will visit the magical pond and try to catch goldfish, water plants, and so much more.

City Growers: Super Seeds
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Age: 5-9 yrs
Cost: Members $8, Nonmembers $12 - Registration Required
This week, we will learn how to save seeds just like real farmers! The afternoon will include a seed scavenger hunt, a seed craft, and a delicious seed snack.

 

 

Family Cooking Class: Bento Box Basics
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11am-12:30pm.

Are you looking for simple, creative ways to get excited about packing a healthy, balanced lunch?  You’ll learn the basics on bento and assemble your own bento box to enjoy at the end of class.

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Teen Cooking Class: A Taste of El Salvador
Friday, September 26, 2014, 5pm-7pm

We’ll visit El Salvador in this international cooking class and learn to make traditional pupusas- a thick, handmade corn tortilla stuffed with pork, cheese, or refried beans.  Then, we’ll harvest garden-fresh produce for slaw and accompaniments.  Buen Provecho!

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Adult Cooking Class: Middle Eastern Flavors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6-8pm

Journey to the Middle East with Melissa Harrelson.  Learn to make delicious dips and flavorful bites using Melissa’s favorite Lebanese-inspired recipes.

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LEAN Start with Terri Maultsby

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am, September 22 through October 27
Adult Class

Certified health coach and veteran K-12 educator Terri Maultsby will lead a six-part class on healthy choices for families.  Learn more about nurturing your family’s wellness through food and lifestyle choices.

Sign up at www.thinkeatgrow.com

 

OCTOBER

 

Members Only Monday Mornings Busy Bee’s is a fun interactive preschool program that offers activities focusing on music and movement, garden exploration, and kitchen discovery.

 

 

 

 

Little Yogis

Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and November 7th, 14th, 21st
Costs: $12
Ages: 4-8 years

Join Katie Page for Little Yogis! This class is designed to provide kids with a place to HAVE FUN and gain an introduction to the fundamentals of yoga through playful breathing exercises, poses and games. Little Yogis aims to provide a supportive, non-competitive environment for nurturing and developing important skills such as: strength, flexibility, creativity, self-acceptance, self-confidence, cooperation, teamwork, compassion, generosity, and respect for self and others.
Register Here: https://www.timecenter.com/katiepage

 

City Growers: Radical Roots
Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Age: 5-9 yrs
Cost: Members $8, Nonmembers $12 - Registration Required
Join us as we learn all about edible roots in The Edible Schoolyard! We’ll harvest roots from the garden, make art with sweet potato stamps, taste edible roots, and more.

City Growers: Amazing Apples
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Age: 5-9 yrs
Cost: Members $8, Nonmembers $12 - Registration Required
There’s nothing like fresh apples to kick off the fall! Join us for an afternoon that’s all about apples, as we explore and discover the deliciousness of this seasonal treat.

City Growers: Jovial Jack-O-Lanterns
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Age: 5-9 yrs
Cost: Members $8, Nonmembers $12 - Registration Required
With Halloween right around the corner, what better plant to learn about than pumpkins! We’ll carve Jack-O-Lanterns, try delicious roasted pumpkin seeds, and more.

 

 

 

The Cat in the Hat Visits GCM

Join the Cat in the Hat for storytime and picture taking
Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 1-4pm

 

 

 

Pop-Up Playground at "The City Market"
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30pm-9:00pm

Bring the family out to "The City Market" and participate in our pop-up playground! We invite kids of all ages to come design, construct, decorate and play in a playground of recycled materials. See what pops up as we exercise our creativity and imagination!

Family Cooking Class: The Great Pumpkin
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving.  Learn to use this amazing member of the gourd family to create delicious and healthy pumpkin treats that will delight both adults and kids.

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Teen Cooking Class: Pumpkin Guts
Friday, October 24, 2014, 5-7pm

Sharpen your pumpkin carving skills and learn the inner secrets of the pumpkin!  Class will begin with carving instructions and everything you need to design your own masterpiece.  Then, we’ll move to the kitchen to make some tasty pumpkin snacks.

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Messes & Masterpieces: Vincent van Gogh
Thursday, October 16, 2014
10-11am
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: Members- $8 – Non-members $12
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Join us as we familiarize ourselves with great works of art and then try our hand at mimicking the masters.  Come ready to explore elements of art such as line, color and texture and, of course, get a bit messy!  This week we will study Vincent van Gogh and make our own "Starry Night" creations.

Messes & Masterpieces: Georges Seurat
Thursday, October 23, 2014
10-11am
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: Members- $8 – Nonmembers $12
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Join us as we familiarize ourselves with great works of art and then try our hand at mimicking the masters.  Come ready to explore elements of art such as line, color and texture and, of course, get a bit messy!  This week we will become masters of pointillism as we study Georges Seurat.

Messes & Masterpieces: Henri Matisse
Thursday, October 30, 2014
10-11am
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: Members- $8 – Non-members $12
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Join us as we familiarize ourselves with great works of art and then try our hand at mimicking the masters.  Come ready to explore elements of art such as line, color and texture and, of course, get a bit messy!  This week we will create collages in the mode of Matisse.

Messes & Masterpieces: Jackson Pollock
Thursday, November 06, 2014
10-11am
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: Members- $8 – Non-members $12
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Join us as we familiarize ourselves with great works of art and then try our hand at mimicking the masters.  Come ready to explore elements of art such as line, color and texture and, of course, get a bit messy!  This week we will complete exercises in abstract expressionism inspired by Jackson Pollock.  

Messes & Masterpieces: Michelangelo
Thursday, November 13, 2014
10-11am
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: Members- $8 – Non-members $12
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Join us as we familiarize ourselves with great works of art and then try our hand at mimicking the masters.  Come ready to explore elements of art such as line, color and texture and, of course, get a bit messy!  This week we will experiment with the methods of Michelangelo.

Messes & Masterpieces: Pierre Mondrian
Thursday, November 20, 2014
10-11am
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: Members- $8 – Non-members $12
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Join us as we familiarize ourselves with great works of art and then try our hand at mimicking the masters.  Come ready to explore elements of art such as line, color and texture and, of course, get a bit messy!  This week we will use straight lines and primary colors like Pierre Mondrian to make pieces that are anything but "square." 

 

 

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