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2017 Child Health Report Card Grades Range From A to F

North Carolina report card tracks key indicators of children's health.

Higher Technology Use Linked to Mental Health Issues in At-Risk Adolescents

Increased technology use linked to conduct problems such as lying, fighting and other behavioral problems.

Enloe High School Student Competes in National ‘Poetry Out Loud’ Contest

Iman Dancy joined more than 50 students from across the country in reciting classic and contemporary poetry at the 2017 National Poetry Out Loud finals.

National History Day Contest Draws Students Statewide

Middle and high school students from across North Carolina participated in the National History Day Competition.

Preschoolers Raise Money for Durham Students

The Goddard School locations throughout Raleigh teamed up to host an art auction to raise money for Crayons2Calculator.

Wright Brothers’ Flyer on Display in Raleigh

Visit the North Carolina Museum of History to see the Wright Brothers’ reproduction 1903 Flyer.

Didn't Get Tickets to the Pullen Park Holiday Express? Here are 5 Other Options

Pullen Park's Holiday Express isn't the only train in town. Here are five more options to consider.

Win a Weekend Getaway to Myrtle Beach

Carolina Parent is giving away a two-night stay for four at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront.

Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, July 28-30

Catch NC Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast,” celebrate a cupcake shop’s birthday, learn about Japanese culture and food, and get ready for the solar eclipse with the film “Ladyhawke.”

Watch Now: Preview Our August Issue!

Learn about Triangle schools' bell schedules, school supplies that help organize, how to design a stylish and efficient dorm room, and more.

How to Get Kids to Pay Attention

Age-by-age guidance on creating better communication with your kids, so you and your kids can feel heard and respected.

10 Products to Organize Your Student

School supplies that may just change your child’s world

Family Performances in Raleigh and Durham

Nothing beats theater and live shows for beauty, suspense, laughs and learning. Check out what's happening this month on stages in Raleigh and Durham.

Enter to Win School Supplies

Our Back-to-School Bonanza offers prize packs for three different age groups: elementary, middle and high school-aged kids.

August 2017: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings

“Of Wings and Feet," Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, and International Block Party.

The Defeated Tooth Fairy

One of this dad's infrequent but treasured roles — the tooth fairy — is about to come to an end.

Do Private Schools Offer a College Admissions Advantage?

Do private schools still offer an admissions advantage at our nation’s most selective colleges and universities?

Preparing Your Child for the New School Year

How to best prepare a child for the year ahead depends on many factors such as the age of the child, history of coping with changes and previous school experiences.

Designing Your Dorm Room

How to make the most of a small space.

Are College Guidebooks Useful?

Reviews of four books that remain relevant

School Start Times: When Should the Bells Ring?

Heading back to school can bring about a marked change in sleep routines.

Family-Friendly Festivals in August

Mark your calendar for these fun events in the Triangle.

Applying to College? Beware of Social Media

In 2008, Kaplan reported that only 10 percent of admissions officers bothered looking at an applicant’s social media pages; but in 2017, that number rose to 35 percent.

Tech Habits of American Families

In a few key areas, parents seem to be ignoring best practices and following the path of least resistance

Enjoy These August Storytimes in the Triangle

Spend the lazy days of summer at these free, weekly storytimes.

Attractions in Columbia, South Carolina, Offer Educational Opportunities for All Ages

Plan a trip to this South Carolina capital city, the home of the largest children's museum in the South.

A Week of Stories for Families

Enjoy stories told on stage, under the stars and even in a fruit orchard this week — including Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

Popcorn Chipwiches Make a Yummy Party Treat

A sweet popcorn mixture and ice cream make these "sandwiches" a delicious dessert for all ages.

Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, July 21-23

This weekend, enjoy music and playtime, a family game night, a stroll in nature, fun with science and a free introduction to the sport of fencing.

'13 Reasons Why' — Podium or Poison?

Is "13 Reasons Why" being used as a podium for suicide prevention, or has it become poison to the minds of the youth?
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July 2017

Kids can enjoy a free cookie with any purchase, and enjoy kid's books, chess, tic tac toe, and card games. 

Cost: Free

Where:
41 North Coffee Company
41 N. Main St.
Wendell, NC  27591
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Sponsor: 41 North Coffee Co
Telephone: 919-995-0680
Contact Name: Dana
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Take part in a class that teaches individualized ways to foster motor development for your child. Learn about tummy time alternatives, best positions for your baby, how to help your child learn to...

Cost: $18

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
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Take part in a class that teaches individualized ways to foster motor development for your child. Learn about carry positions, best positions for your baby, how to help your child learn to crawl,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
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Children make treasured memories while increasing their knowledge of plants and animals. Ages 7-10. Register online.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Enjoy an educational and interactive program designed to teach young children how peaches are grown. Read a story, take an orchard hayride, go peach picking, enjoy slushies, and eat...

Cost: $9/child

Where:
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroad Church Rd.
Ramseur, NC  27316
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Telephone: 336-824-5263
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Buy tickets for the 10th anniversary of Holiday Express at Pullen Park. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle area tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with...

Cost: $11.29/person

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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Enjoy a drop-in creative workshop for kids ages 5-10.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Join a nature instructor to read a nature-themed storybook and head out onto the trail to look for elements of the story within the preserve. Ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an...

Cost: $1/child

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: Durant Nature Preserve
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Enjoy an educational and interactive program designed to teach young children how peaches are grown. Read a story, take an orchard hayride, go peach picking, enjoy slushies, and...

Cost: $9/child

Where:
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroad Church Rd.
Ramseur, NC  27316
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Telephone: 336-824-5263
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Mix up a wheelbarrow full of giant bubble-making-liquid and create bubble wands from natural materials. Ages 8-12. Register online. Choose course #203572. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Ages 5-12 learn about healthy fruits and vegetables, kitchen and food safety, and enjoy a healthy snack. Meet in the bakery side of the cafe. Email sherry.thrasher@wholefoods.com to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whole Foods North Raleigh
8710 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Telephone: 919-354-0350
Contact Name: Sherry Thrasher

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See Disney's beloved tale on stage, featuring lavish sets, costumes and production numbers including "Be Our Guest." All ages. 

Cost: Starting at $25

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Toddler Time is a special time for ages 5 and younger to bounce under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Sky Zone Durham
1720 Guess Rd., Ste. 90
Durham, NC  27701
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Ages 3-6 enjoy fun games and drills. Call to RSVP.  

Cost: $5/child

Where:
Fitness4Life
6701 Glenwood Ave.
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC  27612
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Sponsor: Fitness4Life
Telephone: 919-787-2250
Contact Name: George Whitten
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Hear a story about dragonflies, meet some baby dragonflies and take a walk to see them over the pasture and pond. Wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet or muddy. Ages 3-5 with accompanying...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson Nature Preserve
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Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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North Carolina author Alan Gratz shares his book, "Refugee."  Ages 9 and older. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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See Disney's beloved tale on stage, featuring lavish sets, costumes and production numbers including "Be Our Guest." All ages. 

Cost: Starting at $25

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Listen to nature-themed books and enjoy hands-on explorations in the garden. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Register online.

Cost: $3/child

Where:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Sponsor: North Carolia Botanical Garden
Telephone: 919-537-3370
Contact Name: Elisha Taylor
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Meet a staff member at the information desk to visit one of the museum galleries. Have a look around and listen to a history-related story. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Raleigh's first cupcake bakery is having a 10th birthday party and invites friends to enjoy free mini cupcakes in house, T-shirt giveaways and 4-for- $10 deals.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Cupcake Shoppe
104 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: The Cupcake Shoppe
Telephone: 919-821-4223
Contact Name: Sara Fitzpatrick
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Ages 6-8 years investigate the life cycles of creatures that call the streams and pond of the nature preserve “home.”  Dress for outdoor fun.  Register online. Choose...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Watermelons take center stage at the Raleigh Farmers Market. Enjoy free watermelon slices and recipes. See entries in the Largest Watermelon Contest with the official weigh-in taking place at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Enjoy an evening of storytelling and community-building in the spirit of forest protection and community justice. The night will feature 10 live, true and personal stories. Standing forests are...

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Where:
MotorCo Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Dogwood Alliance
Telephone: 864-525-2767
Contact Name: Joseph Herbst
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Ages 10 and older with parent make a variety of crepes. Register online. Choose course #104241.

Cost: $50/resident, $65/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC  27513
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See Disney's beloved tale on stage, featuring lavish sets, costumes and production numbers including "Be Our Guest." All ages. 

Cost: Starting at $25

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Raleigh's first cupcake bakery is having a 10th birthday party and invites friends to enjoy free mini cupcakes in house, T-shirt giveaways and 4-for- $10 deals.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Cupcake Shoppe
104 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: The Cupcake Shoppe
Telephone: 919-821-4223
Contact Name: Sara Fitzpatrick
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Parent and child explore the gardens together to find the perfect spot to spread a picnic blanket for garden stories and crafts. Ages 3-5. Program begins at the Bobby G. Wilder...

Cost: $5/nonmembers. Free for members

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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A wonderfully kid-paced hour featuring music, play and dancing with toddler stars singing on the mic at Cotton's gently amplified & participatory music show. Children delight in...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Pump It Up Raleigh
10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
Raleigh, NC  27617
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Sponsor: Pump it Up
Telephone: 919-828-3344
Contact Name: Owner/manager Kellie Paterson McHugh
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Sample new products with free giveaways, door prizes, presentations and more. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Alywillow Showroom
5301 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: Alywillow
Telephone: 919-446-4826
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See Disney's beloved tale on stage, featuring lavish sets, costumes and production numbers including "Be Our Guest." All ages. 

Cost: Starting at $25

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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Toddler Time is a special time for ages 5 and younger to bounce under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Sky Zone Durham
1720 Guess Rd., Ste. 90
Durham, NC  27701
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Website »

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Enjoy team-building games, Bible adventures, songs and creative crafts. Preschool-middle school. Register online. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Apex Nature Park
2600 Evans Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Jordan Lutheran Church
Telephone: 919-303-1613
Contact Name: Mike Merker
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Raleigh's first cupcake bakery is having a 10th birthday party and invites friends to enjoy free mini cupcakes in house, T-shirt giveaways and 4-for- $10 deals.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Cupcake Shoppe
104 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27603
View map »


Sponsor: The Cupcake Shoppe
Telephone: 919-821-4223
Contact Name: Sara Fitzpatrick
Website »

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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Explore what life was like for kids growing up in the past and play popular children's games from over 100 years ago. Drop-in program; registration is not required. Adults must stay...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: DPR
Telephone: 919.560.1116
Contact Name: Natalya Buckel
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Families enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Website »

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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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Explore the historic nature of Leigh Farm Park with a friendly guide. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while being captivated by tales about life at Leigh Farm throughout the years.

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Durham Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 919-560-1116
Contact Name: Natalya Buckel
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See Disney's beloved tale on stage, featuring lavish sets, costumes and production numbers including "Be Our Guest." All ages. 

Cost: Starting at $25

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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Jacqueline K. Ogburn debuts her middle grade novel, "The Unicorn in the Barn," which tells the story of a young boy who discovers magic, friendship, loss and love when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Website »

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See Disney's beloved tale on stage, featuring lavish sets, costumes and production numbers including "Be Our Guest." All ages. 

Cost: Starting at $25

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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