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WCPSS Year-Round Students Head Back to School July 10

What's new for the 2017-18 school year.

Exploring the Secret Neuse River Sunflower Fields in Raleigh

These sunflowers do more than just brighten the trail. Come harvest time, they’ll become biodiesel for the City of Raleigh’s diesel trucks.

Operation Homefront, Dollar Tree Collecting School Supplies for Military Children

School supplies can be purchased by customers at Dollar Tree stores and placed in collection boxes in each store through Aug. 10.

Red Wolf Pups Getting Their Paws Under Them at Museum Exhibit

Museum of Life and Science pups get settled into their new home in Durham

Register Now for Carolina Parent's Education Guide

Be an important part of Carolina Parent’s 2017-18 Education Guide and in our online directories for education, preschool and child care resources.

5 Ways to Help Your Child’s Speech Development Without Electronics

Simple ways to encourage your child to master speech and language.

Entertaining Exhibits in Raleigh and Chapel Hill

Head to Triangle-area museums to learn about North Carolina's governors and view winning photographs from the 12th Annual "Wildlife in North Carolina" magazine photo competition, as well as clothing and mementos from the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant.

8 Ways to Spark Summer Reading

Help your kids discover the pleasures of reading books.

Expert Advice for Successfully Navigating a College Fair

With proper planning, a college fair can provide you with newfound insight into prospective colleges.

Read, Write and Create With Summer Programs at Raleigh’s at Raleigh’s Newest Bookstore

Read With Me offers summer storytimes, workshops and camps that support kids’ reading comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills.

Letter Signed by Jefferson to Make Rare Appearance at State Capitol

A letter signed by Thomas Jefferson dated Jan. 22, 1816, will be exhibited at the State Capitol.

Where to Pick Blueberries in the Triangle and Surrounding Areas

Find a farm close to home where you can pick your own blueberries in the Triangle and surrounding counties.

Kick Off Summer Reading With Fun Events at Local Libraries

Help your child get excited about summer reading programs at these kick-off events at local libraries.

Skim First, Answer Later: A Textbook Study Strategy

Improve reading skills and study sessions with this simple activity.

North Carolina Summer Reading Programs

All North Carolinians can participate in summer reading programs at libraries across the state.

Teaching Proper Etiquette

Helping kids and teens mind their p’s and q’s.

Student Awarded Lenovo Laptop

Durham fourth-grader receives laptop from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties.

Students and Staff of Local Schools Recognized at State and National Levels

Recent news releases from Triangle public schools have highlighted some of the achievements of local students and staff members.

Protecting Your Family's Devices From Hackers

Precautions consumers should take.

Does Gender Give Your Child a College Admissions Edge?

Understanding the widening gender gap and its impact on college acceptance.

West Regional Library Announces 11th Annual Story Writing Contest

Children ages 7-11 are invited to participate. Entries will be accepted through April 24, and prizes will be awarded at a reception in May.

New Hope Valley Railway Kicks Off Spring Rides and Events

Spring train rides at New Hope Valley Railway begin with the North Carolina Science Festival on Sunday, April 9.

Durham Youth Commission Seeks Applicants

Are you a teen and want a voice in your government? Apply by April 30 to the Durham Youth Commission

Chapel Hill High School SAVE Chapter Works to End Bullying and Violence

Youth-led conference will give our group the opportunity to experience motivating workshops, peer-to-peer presentations and speeches from nationally acclaimed speakers.

Durham School Wins Blue Heron Bowl

Five students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics win the Blue Heron Bowl, a regional ocean science academic competition.

Public School Forum Identifies Teacher, Principal Pay Among State’s Top 10 Education Issues

In comparison to other states, North Carolina ranks 41st in teacher pay and 50th in principal pay.

Foundation Awards $35K to Wake Education Partnership

The AJ Fletcher Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports nonprofits working to improve the lives and well-being of North Carolinians, awards grant.

Study Finds Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement

Even moderate levels of bullying can negatively affect a student’s performance in school.

Moving Off the College Admissions Waitlist

The No. 1 thing students can do while on the waitlist is communicate clearly, firmly and respectfully to the admissions office that, if offered, they will accept a spot at the school.

Don't-Miss Exhibits for Triangle Families

Enjoy these seven exhibits at local museums.
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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

Where:
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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


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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