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Plants That Bite Back

North Carolina Botanical Garden - Growing Classroom

April 6, 2019 @ 1:30 PM

Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, sundews… oh my! Learn about the secret lives of native carnivorous plants. Meet live specimens, dissect pitcher plants, and find out how you can keep some plants that bite back (on insects, not people) in your own backyard. You can even take home a special plant to get you started.

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Chapel Hill Touch A Truck

The Friday Conference Center

April 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Children explore all types of vehicles in a safe, supervised environment. Kid-friendly activities, entertainment, a silent auction and a food truck alley round out the fun. All proceeds benefit the NC Children’s Hospital and Chapel Hill Boy Scout Troop 39. 

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Star Party

Orange County Public Library

April 13, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

Join us along with the "Man in the Moon" for this skywatching event. Kids and their families will learn about the moon through observations and hands-on astronomy activities. Jayme Hanzak, president of CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society) will be here with his telescope and a wealth of knowledge to share. Part of the NC Science Festival. All ages.

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Night Hike on the American Tobacco Trail

American Tobacco Trail

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Spring evenings are a perfect time to be serenaded by the calls of frogs and toads and to look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. All ages will enjoy a night time experience as we walk to the Beaver Creek bridge and back (about 1 mile total). Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.). Advance online registration...

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May Story Time, Puppet Show and Make & Take Art Activity

Carrboro Library

May 4, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Puppet Show Incorporated presents the fractured fairy tale performance of The Three Billy Goats at Troll Bluff. Activities include a story time, puppet show and make and take art activity. Puppetry programs will be held at the following community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8.  Sat., May 4th at 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE Sun. May 5th at 1:30-2:30 Kidzu...

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Creek Critters! Family Hike

NCBG- Growing Classroom

May 5, 2019 @ 01:30 PM

Discover the amazing world of aquatic insects and other water critters the best way possible...by getting wet! Enjoy a spring hike along the Piedmont Nature Trails to Morgan Creek, where we will explore stream habitats and collect/release crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, and more. Learn how these creatures survive in their aquatic home and the importance of indicator species to determine the health...

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Plants That Bite Back

North Carolina Botanical Garden - Growing Classroom

April 6, 2019 @ 1:30 PM

Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, sundews… oh my! Learn about the secret lives of native carnivorous plants. Meet live specimens, dissect pitcher plants, and find out how you can keep some plants that bite back (on insects, not people) in your own backyard. You can even take home a special plant to get you started.

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Chapel Hill Touch A Truck

The Friday Conference Center

April 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Children explore all types of vehicles in a safe, supervised environment. Kid-friendly activities, entertainment, a silent auction and a food truck alley round out the fun. All proceeds benefit the NC Children’s Hospital and Chapel Hill Boy Scout Troop 39. 

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Star Party

Orange County Public Library

April 13, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

Join us along with the "Man in the Moon" for this skywatching event. Kids and their families will learn about the moon through observations and hands-on astronomy activities. Jayme Hanzak, president of CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society) will be here with his telescope and a wealth of knowledge to share. Part of the NC Science Festival. All ages.

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Night Hike on the American Tobacco Trail

American Tobacco Trail

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Spring evenings are a perfect time to be serenaded by the calls of frogs and toads and to look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. All ages will enjoy a night time experience as we walk to the Beaver Creek bridge and back (about 1 mile total). Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.). Advance online registration...

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May Story Time, Puppet Show and Make & Take Art Activity

Carrboro Library

May 4, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Puppet Show Incorporated presents the fractured fairy tale performance of The Three Billy Goats at Troll Bluff. Activities include a story time, puppet show and make and take art activity. Puppetry programs will be held at the following community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8.  Sat., May 4th at 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE Sun. May 5th at 1:30-2:30 Kidzu...

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Creek Critters! Family Hike

NCBG- Growing Classroom

May 5, 2019 @ 01:30 PM

Discover the amazing world of aquatic insects and other water critters the best way possible...by getting wet! Enjoy a spring hike along the Piedmont Nature Trails to Morgan Creek, where we will explore stream habitats and collect/release crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, and more. Learn how these creatures survive in their aquatic home and the importance of indicator species to determine the health...

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