August Weekly Things to Do with Kids in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill


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Find fun events ranging from story times, crafts, puppetry and magic to parent support groups and exercise classes happening in August. These listings are based on information provided to Carolina Parent. Please call ahead to verify times and days since activities may change, especially during the summer and on holidays.

Mondays

Baby Time. Through Aug. 6. Books, rhymes, finger plays and music. Pre-walkers. 10am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Breastfeeding Café. Discuss breastfeeding questions with accredited La Leche League leader and meet other mothers. Infants welcome. 1-2pm. The Red Hen, 201 Weaver St., Carrboro. 942-4420. www.theredhen.com.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages, 12:30-2:30pm and 3:30-5:30pm. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 303-3368. www.bounceutriangle.com

Cotton's Face Painting and Balloon Creations. Kids eat free with adult meal purchase. 5-8:30pm. Doc Green's Restaurant, 8128 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 114, Durham. 544-8444. www.cottontheclown.com.

Jumpin' Beans Craft Day. Free with paid admission. 9:30am-4pm. Jumpin' Beans, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. 521-4445. www.jumpinbeanswf.com.

Kids' Night with Ted's Twisted Balloons. Free balloon sculptures. 5:30-7:30pm. Tomato Jake's, 8202 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 101, Durham. 572-7722. www.tedstwistedballoons.com.

Lynne Sue. Free face painting and balloon art three Mondays a month. Call ahead to confirm dates. 6-8pm. Fat Daddy's, Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 787-3773.

Magic and Laughter with Happy Dan the Magic Man. Fun, magic and balloons. Kids also eat free. 6-8pm. Sparks Wings & Ribs, 5490 Apex Peakway, Apex. 303-0074. www.sparkswingsandribs.com.

Mover and Shakers Toddlers Group. 9:30am. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Music with Mar Class. Ages 6 mos-kindergarten. 4:30-5:15pm. $. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Hwy. 751, Durham. 641-2456. www.musicwithmar.com.

New Moms Group. 9:30am. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Pop-in Play. One-hour drop-in play. Bring socks. No reservations required. Ages 7 and under. 10-11am; 11am-noon. $. Pump It Up Inflatables Party Zone, 10700 World Trade Blvd. (Brier Creek area), Raleigh. 828-3344. www.pumpitupparty.com.

Postnatal Yoga. Yoga for new mothers and babies ages three weeks to crawling. 10:30am. $. 930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Durham. 933-9642. www.triangleyoga.com

Storytime. Ages 3-5. 10am. Quail Ridge Books and Music, Raleigh. 828-1588.

Tuesdays

Balloon Man Mike. Free balloon creations. 6:30-7:30pm. Moe's Southwest Grill, 6807 Fayetteville Rd., Durham. 544-6637.

BounceU Open Bounce. Family Bounce, 5:30-7:30pm. Package includes pizza and drinks. $. See Monday for location details.

Captain Kid. Performs magic. 6-8pm. Golden Corral, 4201 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. 231-6905. http://raleighmagician.com.

Carolina Puppet Theater. First and third Tuesday of the month. A 50-minute show includes puppets, storytelling, movement and audience participation. 10am. $. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. 567-4000. www.carolinapuppets.com.

Chapel Hill Public Library Storytime. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3-6. 10:30-11am and 3:30-4pm. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill. 968-2778. http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org.

Family Night. Kids make a craft. Free kids' meal with the purchase of a combo. 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A, 6612 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 571-8480.

Family Night. Kids make a craft. Free kids' meal with the purchase of a combo. 5-7 pm. Chick-fil-A, 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex. 303-2377.

Fish Tales. Interactive storytime featuring music, fingerplays and a craft. Siblings welcome. Ages 2-5. 10:30am. A Sea of Learning, 7001 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 136, Durham. 361-2525. www.aseaoflearning.com.

Jumpin' Beans Craft Day. See Monday for details.

Junior Jazzercise Dance Fitness Class. Jazz, hip-hop, games and nutrition tips. Ages 6-12. 4:40pm. $. Pre-registration required. Midtown Jazzercise of Clayton, 11155 US Hwy. 70 Business W., Clayton. 649-2241. www.jazzercise.com.

Kids' Craft and Movie Night. 5-7pm. Golden Corral, 5006 Hwy. 55, Durham. 544-2275.

Kids' Karaoke. Ages 5-12. 5:30-8:30pm. $. Right Time Kids, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner. 665-2696. www.righttimekids.com/locations/nc_garner.

Kids' Night. Kids craft or activity. 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A, 104 Residence Inn Dr., Durham. 484-7778.

Kids' Night. Kids make a craft and meet Mr. Cow. Free kid's meal with the purchase of a combo. 5-8pm. Chick-fil-A at Renaissance Village. 7836 Leonardo Dr., Durham. 206-4330.

Kids' Night. Kids make a craft and meet Mr. Cow. Free kid's meal with the purchase of adult meal. 5-7:30pm. Chick-fil-A at Garner Towne Square. 2720 Timber Dr., Garner. Also at Chick-fil-A at White Oak Crossing, 220 Shenstone Ln., Garner. 662-7200. www.chickenspace.com.

Kids' Night with Ted's Twisted Balloons and Magic. Free balloon sculptures and table magic. Kids eat free with purchase of each adult meal. 6-8pm. Jim's Famous BBQ, 115 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill. www.tedstwistedballoons.com.

Kids Yoga. Ages 5-9. 4:45-5:30pm. $. Wake Forest Yoga, 103 S. White St., Wake Forest. 623-5410. www.wakeforestyoga.com.

Magic and Laughter with Happy Dan the Magic Man. Fun, magic and balloons. Kids also eat free. 6-8pm. Champs, 3741 Sumner Blvd., Triangle Town Center, Raleigh. 792-0330. www.champps.com.

Magic Workshops with Jeff Jones. Workshops last 20 minutes. Register in advance. 3-5pm. $. 593-4271. www.MagicNC.com.

Mimi the Clown. Mimi entertains with balloon art and face painting at local Chick-fil-As. Call 639-9328 for details. www.themelodymaker.net.

Mommy and Baby Belly Dance. Learn belly dance through social interaction and play. Ages 6 weeks-18 months. 10am. $. Itsy Bitsy Baby Spa, 1055 Darrington Dr., Cary. 467-8801. www.itsybitsybabyspa.com.

Mommy and Baby Yoga. Learn yoga through social interaction and play. Ages 6 weeks-18 months. 11am. $. Itsy Bitsy Baby Spa, 1055 Darrington Dr., Cary. 467-8801. www.itsybitsybabyspa.com.

New Mom Support and Play Group. For moms and babies 3 mos and younger. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

Paint Savvy. Face painting. 6:30-8pm. Golden Corral, 4055 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. www.paintsavvy.com.

Parent and Child Yoga. Ages 2-4. 3:45-4:30pm. $. Wake Forest Yoga, 103 S. White St., Wake Forest. 623-5410. www.wakeforestyoga.com.

Playgroup. 10-11:30am. $. RightTime Kids, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner. 665-2696. www.righttimekids.com/locations/nc_garner.

Preschool Storytime. 10am. Barnes & Noble, New Hope Commons, Durham. 489-3012.

Preschool Storytime. Through Aug. 6. Stories, songs and games. Ages 3-5. 11am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh. 792-2140.

Story Hour. Ages 18 months-5 years. 10:30-11:30am.. The Grove School, 2590 Laura Duncan Dr., Cary. 467-6494. www.groveschool.com/cary.

Toddler Storytime. Ages 1-3. 10am. Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., Cary. 467-3866.

Toddler Time. Through Aug. 6. Stories, songs and flannel boards. Ages walker-2. 10am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Toddler Time Tuesday. Free craft or activity. Ages 4 and under. 9:30-10:30am. PB&J Fun Factory, 5901 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh. 661-2738.

Wednesdays

Big Starz. High-energy, kid-friendly fitness. Ages 8-12. 4:45-5:15pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com/zumbatomic.html.

Bingo Fun and Food. Ages 12 and under. 5:30- 8:30pm. $. Right Time Kids, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages. 12:30-5:30pm. $. See Monday for location details.

Craft Hour. Free craft or activity. Ages 4 and up. 10-11am. PB&J Fun Factory, 5901 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh. 661-2738.

Drum for the Hoop Jam. 6:30pm until dark. Pullen Park, Raleigh. www.raleighdrumcircle.org.

Fit Mamas. Mothers run or walk 1-3 mile with other moms. All abilities welcome. Children must ride in a stroller. 7:30am. Ridgewood Shopping Center, 3546 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 832-8275. www.fleetfeetraleigh.com.

Free Make and Take Class. Make an age-appropriate craft to take home. Ages 4 and up. 3-5pm. Four A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts locations: Patterson Place, 3615 Witherspoon Blvd., Ste. 107, Durham, 402-8053; 429 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, 816-8100; 4721 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, 871-0260; Beaver Creek Commons, 1041 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex, 629-2602. www.acmoore.com.

Kazoom Preschool Show. Stage show with music and puppets. 10am and 11am. $. 431 Peace St., Raleigh. 829-0822.

KidsWork Wednesdays. Creative projects for all skill levels. Children must be accompanied by adult. Ages 5-12. 2-5pm. $. Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. 834-6260. www.ornamentea.com.

Little Starz. High-energy, kid-friendly fitness. Ages 4-7. 4:15-4:45pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com/zumbatomic.html.

Magic and Laughter with Happy Dan the Magic Man. Fun, magic and balloons. Kids also eat free. 6-8pm. Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 877 E. Gannon Ave., Zebulon. 269-0999.

Magic Workshops with Jeff Jones. See Tuesday for details.

Mommy and Baby Yoga. Ages 2-3. 11:15am. See Tuesday for more details.

Music with Mar Class. Ages 6 mos-kindergarten. 10:30am. $. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Hwy. 751, Durham. 641-2456. www.musicwithmar.com.

Play Group. For moms and babies 9-17 mos. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-3030.

Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-5. 10am. Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., Cary. 467-3866.

Preschool Storytime. Cameron Village Library. See Tuesday for details.

Storytime and Craft Activity. Ages 2-8. 10:30-11:30am. The Children's Store, 243 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill. 942-8027. www.thechildrenstoreinc.com.

Stretch and Play. Songs, fun activities, games, parachute play and more. Ages 1-3. 10:15am. $. Itsy Bitsy Baby Spa, 1055 Darrington Dr., Cary. 467-8801. www.itsybitsybabyspa.com.

Time for Toddlers. Stories, songs and movement activities. First three Wednesdays of the month. Ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. 10:15-10:35am and 11-11:20am. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill. 968-2778. http://chapelhill publiclibrary.org.

Toddler Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy., Raleigh. 484-9524.

Toddler Time. Cameron Village Regional Library. See Tuesday for details.

Toddler Time. Make a craft. Free coffee for moms. Second and last Wednesday of the month. 9:30-10:30am. Chick-fil-A at White Oak Crossing. 220 Shenstone Ln., Garner. 662-7200. www.chickenspace.com.

Thursdays

BounceU Open Bounce. Family Bounce, 5:30-7:30pm. Package includes pizza and drinks. $. See Monday for location details.

Children's Storytelling. Kids make a craft and enjoy sing-a-longs. 9:30am. Chick-fil-A, 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex. 303-2377.

Fish Tales. Interactive storytime featuring music, finger plays and a craft. Siblings welcome. Ages 2-5. 10:30am. A Sea of Learning, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. 286-2522. www.aseaoflearning.com.

Kazoom Preschool Show. See Wednesday for details.

La Leche League RTP Breastfeeding Cafe. Noon. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Locally Grown Series. Features a family-friendly movie or live music. See website for hours. Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. www.locally-grown.com.

Nature Tales: Storytime in the Garden. Through Aug. 18. Themed stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult. 10-10:45am. $. Pre-registration required. N.C. Botanical Garden, UNC-CH campus, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 962-0522. www.ncbg.unc.edu.

Play Group. For moms and babies 4-8 mos. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

Pop-in Play. All ages. 3-4pm; 4-5pm. See Monday for details.

Preschool Storytime. Cameron Village Library. See Tuesday for details.

Story Hour. See Tuesday for details.

Storytime. 10:30am. Borders Books, 8825 N. Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 845-1154.

Storytime. 10:30am. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 942-7373. www.flyleafbooks.com.

Storytime. 10:30am. Market Street Books and Maps, 610 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 933-5111.

Time for Toddlers. First three Wednesdays of the month, Chapel Hill Public Library. See Wednesday for details.

Toddler and Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 782-0030.

Toddler and Preschool Storytime. 10am. Chick-fil-A, Renaissance Village, 7836 Leonardo Dr., Durham. 206-4330.

Toddler Storytime. Barnes & Noble, Brier Creek Pkwy. See Wednesday for details.

Toddler Time. Cameron Village Regional Library. See Tuesday for details.

Fridays

Alphabet Soup Storytime. 10am. Alphabet Soup Educational Supplies & More, 145 E. Wait Ave., Wake Forest. 554-3035.

BounceU Open Bounce. See Monday for details.

Breakfast & Beads. Children enjoy art projects and books while parents socialize and make a craft project. Breakfast treats and coffee served. 8:30-10am. Fee for adult craft project. Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. 834-6260. www.ornamentea.com.

Cotton's Early Years Jam Session. 10:15am. Babiology, 2012-A Fairview Rd., Five Points, Raleigh. 917-8987. www.cottontheclown.com.

Family Center Play Space. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers. 9:30am-1pm. $. Family Center of Northern Durham, 206 E. Murray Ave., Durham. 336-583-8574. www.familycenternd.org.

Family Fun Night. Books, activities and discussion. Every Friday but the first Friday, which is American Girl Night. School ages. 7pm. Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., Cary. 467-3866.

Family Night. Unlimited mini golf and laser tag and a large pizza. 6-10pm. $. Adventure Landing, 3311 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. 872-1688. www.adventurelanding.com/raleigh/events.html.

Flow Circus. Close-up magic, comedy juggling and balloon sculptures performed by Paul Miller. 7-10pm. Adventure Landing, 3311 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. 872-1688.

Fridays on the Front Porch. Live bluegrass music. All ages. 5pm. The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. 933-2001. www.carolinainn.com.

Kids Climb Time. Supervised by an AMGA climbing wall instructor. Reservations recommended. Ages 6-12. 5-7pm. $. Triangle Rock Club, 102 Pheasant Wood Ct., Morrisville. 463-7625. www.trianglerockclub.com.

Play Group. For moms and toddlers 18 mos-2 yrs. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

Pop-in Play. All ages. 10-11am; 11am-noon. See Monday for details.

Pre-K and Play. Drop-off play and learning program features bouncing, craft time and structured lessons. Advanced reservations required. Children must be potty-trained. Ages 3-5. 9am-noon. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh. 792-2140.

Sports Night. Supervised drop-in activities include in-line skating, soccer, floor hockey and basketball. Ages 8-13. 6:30-10:30pm. $. Dreamsports Center, 1016 Investment Blvd., Apex. 387-2955. www.dreamsportscenter.com.

Storytime. Ages 1-preK. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, Streets at Southpoint, Durham, 806-1930.

Young Reader's Book Club. Call store for book title. Ages 7-10. 6pm. Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., Cary. 467-3866.

Saturdays

Art With Evan. Preschool art class. Drop-ins welcome. 12:30-1:15pm. $. 120 Old Durham Rd., Chapel Hill. 968-0642. www.artwithevan.com.

Baby Time. See Monday for details. 10:15am.

Babywearing Demo. Learn how to use wraps and slings. 1pm. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages. 8:30-10am. See Monday for location details.

BounceU Parents' Night Out. Pizza and drinks included. Ages 4 and up. 6-9pm. $. Reservations required. See Monday for location details.

Cloth Diapering Tutorial. 2pm. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Drop-In Play Zone. Free drop-in play. Ages crawlers to 12. 8-11am. Come Build With Us Daycare, 208 Forest Hill Dr., Garner. 772-8889. www.comebuildwithusdaycare.org.

Eno River Farmers Market. Make-and-take crafts for kids. 8am-noon. Historic downtown Hillsborough. www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com.

Family Storytime. Through Aug. 6. Stories, songs and games. 11am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Free Family Movies. 10:15am. Presented by the Holly Springs Branch Library. Call for titles. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. 577-1660.

Mix-It Up! Mix paint, colors, materials and ideas. Drop-in program. All ages. Adult supervision required for children under 4 yrs. Free with museum admission. 11am-noon. Kidzu Children's Museum, 105 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 933-1455. www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org.

Mommy and Baby Yoga. Ages six weeks-18 months. 10am. See Tuesday for more details.

Preschool Storytime. 11am. Barnes & Noble, New Hope Commons, Durham. 489-3012.

Saturday Market. Craft area for kids. 9am-2pm. Rebus Works, 301-2 Kinsey St., Raleigh. www.thesaturdaymarket.us.

Storytime. 10:30am. Orange County Public Library, Carrboro Branch, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd., Chapel Hill. 969-3006. www.co.orange.nc.us/library/carrboro.

TK's Jungle Open Play. Indoor inflatables. Drop-in play. All ages. 10am-noon. $. TK's Jungle, 4300 Emperor Blvd., Ste. 250, Durham (Research Triangle Park area). 474-2499. www.tksjungle.com.

Trolley Tours. Hour-long guided ride through downtown Raleigh. All ages. 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. $. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. 857-4364. www.raleighnc.gov/mordecai.

Western Wake Farmers Market. Different programs offered each week in the Education Tent, plus live music and more than 30 farmers and artisans. 8am-noon. 1226 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary. www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Sundays

Capital City BMX Race Day. Friendly atmosphere with focus on fun, sportsmanship and great racing. All ages. Registration between 1-2:30pm; race at 3pm. $. Lions Park & Community Center, 516 Dennis Ave., Raleigh. 834-4269. www.ccbmx.com.

Happy Hips Bellydance Classes. Mixed-level bellydance instruction for girls ages 4-12. 3:45-4:45pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com.

TK's Jungle Open Play. Drop-in play. All ages. Noon-6pm. See Saturday for details.

To update or change weekly listings for the upcoming month, please e-mail calendar@carolinaparent.com or call 919-956-2430 before the 10th of the month.

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Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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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

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Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

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Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Bach to Rock Music School
9587 US 64
Apex, NC  27523
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Telephone: 919-446-5386
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123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Flaherty Park Community Center
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Wake Forest, NC  27587
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101 Wilkinson Ave.
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Bach to Rock Music School
9587 US 64
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Locopops Dessert Cafe
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Durham, NC  27705
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Crowder County Park
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Flaherty Park Community Center
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Harris Lake County Park
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Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Sponsor: Learning Express Falls Pointe
Telephone: 919-325-6057
Contact Name: Stephanie Gillespie
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Join park staff for an informal fishing experience for the whole family. Bring your own poles or borrow one of ours through the Tackle Loaner Program. Bait and basic instruction are provided. All...

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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Take the fast track to nature in this hands-on study of ecology. Ages 8-12. Register online. Choose course #124972.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/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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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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Design a T-shirt. Materials provided. Grades 3-5. Register at the library or call 919-245-2539.

Cost: Free

Where:
Orange County Main Library
137 W. Margaret Ln.
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 919-245-2539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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We are so excited for our next Durham Night Market at Pine & Poplar at The Wine Feed. Over 40 local makers will be selling their handmade products. There will be food trucks, live music...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Wine Feed
307 S Roxboro St
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Raleigh Night Market
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Film to be announced. *Actual time to be determined by sunset. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy a movie under the stars in our beautiful garden!

Cost: Free

Where:
GREGG MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN
1903 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Sponsor: Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Telephone: 919-515-3503
Contact Name: Gregg Museum
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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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Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition. Enjoy amusements rides along Main Street, food vendors, singers, dancers, craft and merchandise vendors, local businesses and more. Little Miss...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uptown Roxboro
211 N. Main St.
Roxboro, NC  27573
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Sponsor: Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 336-599-8333
Contact Name: Melissa
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Bring your friends and family to Learning Express for a Family Game Night. There will be several games available to play including popular board games, card games, arcade games, and dice...

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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Kids spend a night out in nature making memories and new friends in an old-fashioned, camp-style program. Ages 8-12. Register online. Choose course #124903.

Cost: $15/resident, $19/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Take the family for a night of jigs, reels and anything Celtic. 

Cost: $3/person

Where:
Carrboro Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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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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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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The North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir Half-Day Camp and Music Workshop is open to public (all children in our community between 7 and 14 years of age). Register online. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Binkley Baptist Church
1712 Willow Dr
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir
Telephone: 919-239-9083
Contact Name: Robert Unger
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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are...

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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Play children's games from the past. No registration rquired. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead. Don't miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race. This event features live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition. Enjoy amusements rides along Main Street, food vendors, singers, dancers, craft and merchandise vendors, local businesses and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Uptown Roxboro
211 N. Main St.
Roxboro, NC  27573
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Sponsor: Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 336-599-8333
Contact Name: Melissa
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Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead. Don't miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race. This event features live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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This event is FREE and open to the public! Join Read-a-roo and her PBS KIDS friends for a music-filled day of concerts, hands-on activities and more, Saturday, August 24, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at...

Cost: Free

Where:
University Place
201 S. Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: UNC-TV

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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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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are...

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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Take the family for treats, music, art and more. See a special exhibit showcasing the work of Artspace's talented young artists.

Cost: Free

Where:
Artspace
201 E. Davie St.
Raleigh, 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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Come into Learning Express North Hills for a trading event. Socialize with others who collect Pokemon and/or LOL dolls and negotiate for rare cards.

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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Children make treasured memories while increasing their knowledge of plants and animals. Ages 7-10. Register online. Choose course #124931.

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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Join Horne Memorial UMC & First Baptist Church of Clayton for an evening of Christian fellowship, inspirational music, free food and family fun. All proceeds benefit Clayton Area Ministries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clayton Town Square
100 W. Main Street
Clayton, NC  27520
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Sponsor: First Baptist Church of Clayton and Horne Memorial UMC of Clayton
Telephone: 919-218-4010
Contact Name: Melissa Dooley
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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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North Carolina State University celebrates the beginning of a new academic year with good, music and family-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27607


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Caribbean culture and cuisine showcase this 7th annual festival that features masqueraders, arts and craft vendors, live music and a kids corner. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
400 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC
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