Things to Do for Halloween 2010 in Greensboro

Well, once again it’s ghosts and goblins time, and lots of folks will be looking for something special to do in and around Greensboro — especially for the kids.

Here are some local Halloween activities I found during a quick web search:  

This Greensboro Parks & Recreation page tells about all the stuff associated with Goulash!

Greensboro Public Library has some programs for the Halloween season too.  Here are just a few of them:

  • Ghosts & Ghouls at Glenwood Branch (297-5000), Tues., Oct. 26 from 6:45-7:30 PM
  • Monster Mash Halloween Party, Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch (373-2923), Wed., Oct. 27 at 3:30 PM
  • Halloween Fun!  Halloween crafts, games & candy!  Vance Chavis Branch (373-5838), Oct. 27 from 4-5:30 PM
  • Halloween Special:  Are There Any Ghosts Here?  Stories and Crafts for Halloween!  Benjamin Branch (373-7540), Thurs., Oct. 28 from 7-8 PM  

There must be plenty of local Halloween events I have missed.  If you know of any others which should be added to the list, please comment.

“Stormy Night,” an Evening of Meteorology at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch

Please note that we’ll be having a meteorology program at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch on Monday night, June 21st, at 7:30 PM.  Sounds like they’ll be doing lots of fun and educational weather-related stuff which the whole family can enjoy.

Also, if weather permits we’ll be pulling out Kathleen Clay’s big reflecting telescope.  I tested it out on the Moon last night, and the view was pretty impressive!  In fact, I think it’s quite likely we’ll have two telescopes set-up for all you star-gazers.    

Hope to see you there!

Raising Money Smart Kids

How well adjusted are our children when it comes to money?  Statistics show that young people are buying more and accumulating more debt than ever before.  Future Cents is a grant funded project that will help youth and their parents learn budgeting, checking, saving, investing and more.  The goal of Future Cents is to help youngsters develop good money skills.  Too often older teens get a first  job or obtain student loans for college and they have little knowledge of managing their money as they become adults.

The website myfuturecents.com provides details on programming and resources to help teens and adults learn more about financial responsibility.  The programming begins June 12 with 2 sessions: Credit 101 for teens and Understanding Your Credit Report for Adults.  As Future Cents develops we hope to build a program that is attractive to teens and provides them with the skills to become independent and responsible adults.  This project will run through December 2011 so you will see more as resources and programs are added. 

Community involvement is key for the success of this program.  I am pleased to announce that the Black Achievers group at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA will work hard this summer to learn the skills that the Future Cents curriculum offers and go out to mentor younger kids in learning good money habits.  This is just one way that the community is coming together to make Future Cents a success for young people.

Things to Do for Halloween in Greensboro

Well, it’s ghosts and goblins time here in Greensboro, and lots of folks will be looking for something special to do — especially for the kids.

Here are some local Halloween activities I found during a quick web search:  

Greensboro Public Library has some programs on Halloween too, including tales from master story teller Terry Bane.  Join us if you can.

There must be plenty I have missed.  If you know of any other Halloween events which should be added to the list, please comment.