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Renew the Tradition of Tea Parties

Tea parties provide a great opportunity for parents to enjoy their kids, share creativity and create memories.

Triangle Weekend Family Fun: Nature Hikes, Shows, Art Market

Triangle-area venues offer a range of family events in Raleigh, Durham and Carrboro this weekend, Jan. 20-22. Some events are free.

Weekend Offers Free Family Fun, MLK Events

Triangle towns are offering loads of weekend family fun, including free MLK events.

Gustafer Yellowgold Show Offers Kids a Special Escape

Gustafer Yellowgold ?performance at the Carrboro ArtsCenter Jan. 21 offers a special treat for early readers.

One Super Dad to Win Super Bowl Tickets

The National Center for Fathering is sponsoring 'Super Dad' Contest, where the winnings are two tickets to Super Bowl XLVI/ ?

Triangle Weekend Offers Free Family Events

This first weekend in January brings balmy temperatures and free family fun to the Triangle.

Parents to Get Primer on Wake Schools Choice Assignment Plan

Families may attend extended office hours and sessions for information on Wake County Public Schools System's Choice Student Assignment Plan. ?

Making Sense of Media Content Ratings

How can parents best decide which movies and games are appropriate for their teens.

Take the Stress Out of Hosting Holiday Guests

Follow these tips to help out-of-town guests, and your family, have a great holiday at your house.

Keep Kids Active and Having Fun Over the Holidays

Sneak exercise into your holiday activities to get your kids moving over the holiday break.

First Night Raleigh Celebration Offers French Twist on New Year

Celebrate the New Year with family-friendly fun at the French-inspired 21st Annual First Night Raleigh Celebration Dec. 31 in downtown Raleigh.?

Backstage with Youth Performers

Nurturing the talent behind the curtain?.

Triangle Chefs Share Favorite Family Holiday Recipes

Try a favorite holiday recipe from chefs at restaurants around the Triangle.

Holiday Recipe: Sausage Stuffing and Cranberry Chutney

Chef Marco Shaw, 41, lives in Durham with his wife, Julie, and daughters Naomi, 6, and Beatrice, 2. They spend the holidays either in Washington D.C. with Marco's family, or in Durham with a large group of friends who are invited to their house for a long Christmas Eve dinner and open house. Marco's most prized holiday recipe is Sausage Stuffing, and his family also enjoys Cranberry Chutney.

Holiday Recipe: Grasshopper Pie

The Pit Authentic Barbecue Chef Darrell Brown, 46, lives in Durham and makes the same Grasshopper Pie his mother used to make every Christmas season. Brown says this dessert "has a great winter feel to it, with its Peppermint Patty taste and the green color of Christmas."

Holiday Recipe: Oyster Rockefeller

Glasshalfull Chef Adam Cobb, 27, lives with his wife, Meg, and son, Jackson (18 months) in Saxapahaw. They spend the holidays at their family farm outside of Salisbury. Adam's family enjoys his recipe, Oyster Rockefeller, so much that he now serves it at Glasshalfull. It's a tribute to his family's Southern roots, and is even thought to be the original Oyster Rockefeller recipe.

Holiday Recipe: Honey Strufoli

Gravy Chef Tony Fusco, 29, lives in Raleigh and remembers when his mother used to make Honey Strufoli every Christmas. It's a tradition he continues for his holiday meal.

Holiday Recipe: Macaroni Bake With Broccoli and Jalapeno

Mash House, Brewery and Chophouse Chef Adam Jones, 31, lives in Holly Springs, and shares his holidays with both parents, spending Thanksgiving with one and Christmas with the other. Both sides of his family are large, and usually participate in a potluck for the holidays. Jones brought his Macaroni Bake with Broccoli and Jalapeno to share for the past two years, and says everyone loves it.

Holiday Recipe: Seared Scallops With Orzo Salad

The Raleigh Times Bar Chef Primo Zinani, 28, lives with his wife, McKenzie, and daughter, Capri, in Raleigh. His recipe, Seared Scallops With Orzo Salad, is a savory and sweet meal his mom used to make during the holidays. When he was young. Zinani's family used to get all the ingredients fresh from each vendor — even the scallops, which were from a fish market in Boston. "The dish is pretty much saying, 'I'm used for formal occasions, but I'm here to party.'"

Holiday Recipe: Chicken and Dumplings

42nd Street Oyster Bar Chef David Greenwell, 43, lives in Wake Forest with his wife, Tammy, and children, Tatum, 3½, and Ethan, 20 months. They spend the holidays alternately at home, in Salisbury with David's family or in Ohio with Tammy's family. David's recipe, Chicken and Dumplings, is a dish he and his wife both ate during their childhoods with their respective families. David says it's a great comfort food dish to share with the whole family on a cold day.

Butterball Fields Our Turkey Questions

Got turkey questions? A Butterball expert provides answers!

Pioneer Life, Old-Fashioned Farming to Draw Kids to Durham Museum

The Museum of Life and Science's Harvest Festival, in Durham, Nov. 12, offers children a chance to learn old-fashioned farming.

Triangle Weekend Offers Free Family Fun

Join us at our meetup for fun and games, attend a free history festival or take the kids to free story times this weekend (Nov. 4-6).

Halloween Tips for Ghouls, Goblins, Wee Witches & Their Parents

We've found a home-grown solution to excess candy and after Halloween, see this outing more free costumed fun!

Polar Ice House Offers Halloween Fun, Discounts

The Polar Ice House's three locations in the Triangle have dreamed up special discounts and festivities for Halloween?

How to Plan a Big Family Gathering

Try these cost-reduction tips for an affordable event?.

Include Kids in Thanksgiving Preparations

Contributing on any level nurtures your children's self-esteem and strengthens their connection to family.

Free Festival Celebrates N.C. History With Food, Music & Dance

The second part of the North Carolina Museum of History's exhibit "The Story of North Carolina" will open with a grand celebration Nov. 5.

Museum’s Free Event Offers Halloween Contest, Games & Science Fun

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh offers a free fun Halloween-themed event for kids on Oct. 30.

Studio Tours Showcase the Work of Triangle Artists

Nearly 100 artists in Orange and Wake counties will open their studios to reveal their original drawing, pottery, ceramics, photography and more?.
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August 2019

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: 24.00

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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Join Mindful Families of Durham, a Buddhist-inspired spiritual community that supports area parents, caregivers, and their children in the practice of mindfulness and the understanding of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705
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Sponsor: Mindful Families of Durham
Contact Name: Adam, Laura, Josh, Sumi
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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: 24.00

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Experience the vibrant Latin American culture through music, entertainment, arts and food. Enjoy dancing, music, authentic Latino food, kids’ activities and much more. A two-hour outdoor...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Weaver Street
Carrboro, NC  27510


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Hundreds of artisans from across the Southeast, festival foods, demonstrations, a kids' play area and live music highlight the town's signature arts and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Hall Campus
316 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC  27513
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Geocaching is a treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to track down hidden "caches." We will learn how to use traditional GPS units and the Geocaching App (by Groundspeak) and then...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Discover Historic Yates Mill—a place of business, community, and exciting local history! Watch a brief slideshow, then explore the inner workings of the mill itself and witness the power of...

Cost: $5/Adult, 4$/Senior (60+), $3/Child (7-16), 6&Younger Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Ages 11 and older with disabilities make spaghetti, meatballs and a salad. Register online. Choose course #1247467.

Cost: $19/resident, $24/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC  27513
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These programs are open to students 6–12 years old. Parent/guardians are welcome to stay for the program or drop-off. Preregistration is required. Learn about predator and prey...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Register online. Choose course #124969.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27518
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Unexpected NC is hosting a Mommy Meet-up at SnickerDoodles. This event is for new and experienced moms alike. Kids are more than welcome to attend and make some new friends.    ...

Cost: Free with registration

Where:
SnickerDoodles
3721 Lynn Road
Raleigh, NC
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Sponsor: Unexpected NC
Telephone: 99-717-7298
Contact Name: Morgan Price
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Explore the ways you can plan ahead for the heat and care for yourself while outdoors on hot days. For ages 6 and up (adult accompaniment is required for all children); FREE. Registration is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Plus-Plus is one shape with endless possibility. Younger kids can build 2-D mosaics and older kids can create 3-D masterpieces. Come into Learning Express Falls Pointe for an instructional...

Cost: Free

Where:
Learning Express Falls Pointe
9660 Falls of Neuse Rd
#130
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Sponsor: Learning Express Falls Pointe
Telephone: 919-325-6057
Contact Name: Stephanie Gillespie
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Enjoy tea time for the whole family. Samples of hot tea, cold tea, and kombucha will be provided, along with games and family fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
IngenuiTea Kombucha Coffee & Tea
514 E Williams St
APEX, NC  27502
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Sponsor: IngenuiTea Brews
Telephone: 919-438-3684
Contact Name: Mark Poole
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Read the story by Laura Numeroff and make brownies. Register online. Choose course #124737.

Cost: $23/resident, $30/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Listen to a story about Johnny Appleseed, the legendary character who's based on John Chapman, the American frontier nurseryman who planted apple trees in many states. Play the game of fruit...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Enjoy a showing of the movie as Indiana Jones himself leads an expedition into the jungle, where explorers like yourself will search for the artifact: The Ark of the Covenant.  We’re...

Cost: $2 members, $5 nonmembers

Where:
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St.
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919-707-9965
Contact Name: Hugo Romero-Sanchez
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Families take part in an unconventional family adventure race on a muddy obstacle course. Spectators may watch families compete. Parking is $5/car.

Cost: $30-$40/person for race

Where:
Hill Ridge Farms
703 Tarboro Rd.
Youngsville, NC  27596
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Shop for local handmade arts and crafts from local vendors. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Celebrate African-American culture and history with an art gallery walk, vendors, kids' activities, food and more. See website for hours.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
Fayetteville Street
, NC  27601
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Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour (starting at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 & 3:00 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the...

Cost: $5/Adult, 4$/Senior (60+), $3/Child (7-16), 6&Younger Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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East Cloud Kungfu hosts a Parent's Night Out event, featuring a safe environment for kids as they about the wide world of kungfu.   Check it out!...

Cost: $25 first child, $20 each additional child

Where:
East Cloud Kungfu, LLC
5655-A Western Blvd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: East Cloud Kungfu, LLC
Telephone: 252-646-7053
Contact Name: Imari Colon
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Enjoy a charity radio controlled model flying event and fundraiser benefiting Meg's Smile Foundation. See all sizes/types of electric radio controlled aircraft and watch a drone...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park
2401 Grigsby Avenue
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Holly Springs Skyhawks RC Group
Telephone: 919-270-8467
Contact Name: Doug LeRoy
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Education Guide

The 2018-19 Education Guide offers 678 education resources in the Triangle, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools, academic resources and an Exceptional Child special section.

The Triangle Go-To Guide

Our Triangle Go-To Guide connects you to family fun resources across the Triangle. In our 2019-20 issue, explore 1,028 resources for family fun.