February 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 February 2012. 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  holidays

Mondays

Baby Storytime. Through Feb. 25. Books, rhymes, movement and music. Pre-walkers. 10-10:20am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. 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, University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-942-4420. www.theredhen.com.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages, 12:30-2:30pm and 3:30-5:30pm. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

BounceU Preschool Playdate. Ages 7 and under, 10am-noon. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

Chapel Hill Public Library Storytime. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3-6. 10:30-11:30am. Chapel Hill Public Library, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-968-2778. http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org.

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. 919-544-8444. www.cottontheclown.com.

Homework Buddies and Reading Buddies. Through Feb. 25. Teen volunteers help kids with homework and reading. 3:30-5:30pm. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Jumpin' Beans Craft Day. Free with paid admission. 10am-2pm. Jumpin' Beans, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. 919-521-4445. www.jumpinbeanswf.com.

Kids Yoga. Ages 6-12. 6-6:45pm. $. Wake Forest Yoga, 900 S. Franklin St., Wake Forest. 919-614-5945. www.wakeforestyoga.com.

Lynne Sue's free face painting and balloon art. Three Mondays a month. Call ahead to confirm dates. 6-8pm. Fat Daddy's, Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-233-1598. www.lynnesueparties.com.

Moms and Tots Yoga. Crawlers to walkers. 10:30-11:30am. $. Hillsborough Yoga & Healing Arts, 1812 Beckett's Ridge Dr., Hillsborough. 919-732-3051. www.hillsboroughyoga.com.

Music with Mar Class. Ages 6 mos-kindergarten. 10:30-11:15am and 4:30-5:15pm. $. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Hwy. 751, Durham. 919-641-2456. www.musicwithmar.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. 919-828-3344. www.pumpitupparty.com.

Postnatal Yoga. Yoga for new mothers and babies ages three weeks to crawling. 11am. $. 930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Durham. 919-933-9642. www.triangleyoga.com.

Preschool Art Class. Two art projects, music, dancing, puppetry, acting and more.  Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5. 1-2:30pm. $. Time to Shine Preschool, 1867 Lake Pine Dr., Cary. 919-291-3802. www.timetoshinepreschool.com.

Preschool Playcraft. Creative arts for ages 2-5. 11am-noon. $. Bull City Craft, 2501 University Dr., Durham. 919-419-0800. www.bullcitycraft.com.

Storytime. Ages 3-5. 10am. Quail Ridge Books and Music, Raleigh. 919-828-1588. www.quailridgebooks.com.

Yoga for Older Children. Ages 6-12. 3:30-4:30pm. $. Hillsborough Yoga & Healing Arts, 1812 Beckett's Ridge Dr., Hillsborough. 919-732-3051. www.hillsboroughyoga.com.

Tuesdays

Balloon Man Mike. Free balloon creations. 6:30-7:30pm. Moe's Southwest Grill, 6807 Fayetteville Rd., Durham. 919-544-6637.

Book Babies Storytime. Ages birth-18 months. 10am. East Regional Library, 946 Steele Square Ct., Knightdale. 919-217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages, 12:30-2:30pm, 3:30-5:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

BounceU Preschool Playdate. See Monday for details.

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. 919-567-4000. www.carolinapuppets.com.

Chapel Hill Public Library Storytime. See Monday for details.

Children's Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh. 919-792-2140. www.bn.com.

Family Night. Kids make a craft. Free kids' meal with the purchase of a combo. 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A, 6612 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-571-8480.

Jumpin' Beans Craft Day. See Monday for details.

Kids' Craft and Movie Night. 5-7pm. Golden Corral, 5006 Apex Hwy. 55, Durham. 919-544-2275.

Kids Hip-Hop. Teaches rhythm, coordination and age-appropriate hip hop choreography. Ages 7-11. 5:45-6:30pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com.

Kids' Night. Kids craft or activity. 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A, 104 Residence Inn Dr., Durham. 919-484-7778.

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. 919-206-4330.

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. 919-662-7200. www.chickenspace.com.

Little Starz Zumbatomic. Ages 4-6. 5-5:30pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com.

Magic and Laughter with Happy Dan the Magic Man. Fun, magic and balloons. Kids eat free. 6-8pm. Champps, 3741 Sumner Blvd., Triangle Town Center, Raleigh. 919-792-0330. www.champps.com.

Mimi the Clown. Mimi entertains with balloon art and face painting at local Chick-fil-As. Call 919-639-9328 for details. www.themelodymaker.net.

New Moms Group. For moms and babies 18 mos and younger. Noon. Pre-registration required. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 919-651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Paint Savvy. Face painting. 6:30-8pm. Golden Corral, 4055 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. 919-699-2820. www.paintsavvy.com.

Preschool Art Class. Two art projects, music, dancing, puppetry, acting and more.  Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5. 1-2:30pm. $. Time to Shine Preschool, 1867 Lake Pine Dr., Cary. 919-291-3802. www.timetoshinepreschool.com.

Preschool Storytime. Through Feb. 25.  Books, rhymes, music and more. Ages 3-5. 11-11:30am. Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Preschool Storytime. 10am. Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons, Durham. 919-489-3012. www.bn.com.

Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-5. 11:15am. East Regional Library, 946 Steele Square Ct., Knightdale. 919-217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Toddler Storytime. Through Feb. 25.  Books, rhymes, music and more. Ages 1-2. 10-10:20am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Toddler Storytime. Ages 1-3. 10am. Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., Cary. 919-467-3866. www.bn.com.

Tot Time. Stories, singing and kid-friendly activities. 10-11am. FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Café, 8711-102 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 919-844-7445.

Wednesdays

Baby Storytime. Cameron Village Regional Library. See Monday for details. 1:30-1:50pm.

Book Babies Storytime. East Regional Library. See Tuesday for details.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages, 12:30-2:30pm and 3:30-5:30pm. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

BounceU Preschool Playdate. See Monday for details.

Family Zumba. Ages 7-12 with family. 12:45-1:30pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com.

Fit Mamas. Mothers run or walk 1-3 miles with other moms. All abilities welcome. Children must ride in a stroller. 9am. Ridgewood Shopping Center, 3546 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-832-8275. www.fleetfeetraleigh.com.

Kazoom Preschool Show. Stage show with music and puppets. 10am and 11:10am. $. 431 Peace St., Raleigh. 919-365-0555. www.carolinapuppets.com/kazoom.

KidsWork Wednesdays. Creative projects for all skill levels. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 5-12. 2-5pm. $. Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. 919-834-6260. www.ornamentea.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. 919-467-8801. www.itsybitsybabyspa.com.

Postnatal Yoga. 11am. See Monday for details.

Preschool Art Class. Two art projects, music, dancing, puppetry, acting and more. Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5. 1-2:30pm. $. Time to Shine Preschool, 1867 Lake Pine Dr., Cary. 919-291-3802. www.timetoshinepreschool.com.

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

Preschool Storytime. East Regional 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. 919-942-8027. www.thechildrensstoreinc.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, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-968-2778. http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org.

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

Toddler Storytime. East Regional Library. See Tuesday for details.

Tot Time. Open gym featuring balls, mats and toys for ages 5 and under. 9:30-11:30am. Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Rd., Raleigh. 919-870-2911. http://parks.raleighnc.gov.

Thursdays

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages, 12:30-2:30pm, 3:30-5:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

BounceU Preschool Playdate. See Monday for details.

Children's Storytelling. Kids make a craft and enjoy sing-a-longs. 9:30am. Chick-fil-A, 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex. 919-303-2377.

Crafternoon. Crafts for ages 4-6, 3:30-4:30pm; ages 7-11, 4:30-5:30pm. $. Bull City Craft, 2501 University Dr., Durham. 919-419-0800. www.bullcitycraft.com.

Kazoom Preschool Show. See Wednesday for details.

Knit and Nurse. Knit or nurse and enjoy the company of other moms. Bring yarn and needles. 2pm. Pre-registration required. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 919-651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

La Leche League RTP Breastfeeding Cafe. Noon. Pre-registration required. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 919-651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Mommy and Me Belly Dance. Learn belly dance through social interaction and play. Ages 6 weeks-18 months. 11am. $. Itsy Bitsy Baby Spa, 1055 Darrington Dr., Cary. 919-467-8801. www.itsybitsybabyspa.com.

Mommy Baby Yoga. 10am. See Wednesday for details.

Moms and Tots Yoga. Babies to crawlers. 10:30-11:45am. $. Hillsborough Yoga & Healing Arts, 1812 Beckett's Ridge Dr., Hillsborough. 919-732-3051. www.hillsboroughyoga.com.

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

Preschool Art Class. Two art projects, music, dancing, puppetry, acting and more.  Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5. 1-2:30pm. $. Time to Shine Preschool, 1867 Lake Pine Dr., Cary. 919-291-3802. www.timetoshinepreschool.com.

Preschool Playcraft. Creative arts for ages 2-5. 11am-noon. $. Bull City Craft, 2501 University Dr., Durham. 919-419-0800. www.bullcitycraft.com.

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

Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-782-0030. www.bn.com.

Storytime. 10:30am. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-942-7373. www.flyleafbooks.com.

Storytime. 10:30am. Market Street Books and Maps, 610 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 919-933-5111.

Storytime and More. Books, music and activity. Through Feb. 25.  Ages 2-5. 1:30-2:30pm. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

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

Toddler and Preschool Storytime. 10am. Chick-fil-A, Renaissance Village, 7836 Leonardo Dr., Durham. 919-206-4330.

Toddler Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy. See Wednesday for details.

Toddler Storytime. Ages 18 months-3 years. 10:30am. East Regional Library, 946 Steele Square Ct., Knightdale. 919-217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Toddler Time. Through Feb. 25.  Cameron Village Regional Library. See Tuesday for details. 10-10:20am, 11-11:20am.

Fridays

Alphabet Soup Storytime. 10am. Alphabet Soup Educational Supplies & More, 145 E. Wait Ave., Wake Forest. 919-554-3035.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages, 12:30-2:30pm and 3:30-5:30pm. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

BounceU Preschool Playdate. See Monday for details.

Breakfast and 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. 919-834-6260. www.ornamentea.com.

Children's Storytime. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh. 792-2140. www.bn.com.

Cotton's Early Years Jam Session. 10:15am. Babiology, 2012-A Fairview Rd., Five Points, Raleigh. 919-917-8987. www.cottontheclown.com.

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. 919-467-3866. www.bn.com.

Family Night. Unlimited mini-golf and laser tag and a large pizza. 6-10pm. $. Adventure Landing, 3311 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. 919-872-1688. www.adventurelanding.com/parks/raleigh.

Kids Climb Time. Second Friday of each month. Supervised by an AMGA climbing wall instructor. Reservations recommended. Ages 6-12. 5-7pm. $. Triangle Rock Club, 102 Pheasant Wood Ct., Morrisville. 919-463-7625. www.trianglerockclub.com.

Little Starz Zumbatomic. Ages 4-6. 5-5:30pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com.

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

Preschool Art Class. Two art projects, music, dancing, puppetry, acting and more.  Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5. 1-2:30pm. $. Time to Shine Preschool, 1867 Lake Pine Dr., Cary. 919-291-3802. www.timetoshinepreschool.com.

Preschool Playdates. Drop-off play and learning program features bouncing, craft time and structured lessons. Advanced reservations required. Children must be potty-trained. Ages 7 and under. 10am-noon. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

Preschool Storytime. Includes singing, finger plays and movement. Ages 3-6. 10:30am. Kidzu Children's Museum, 123 Suite B, W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-933-1455. www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org.

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. 919-387-2955. www.dreamsportscenter.com.

Storytime. Ages 1-preK. 10:30am. Barnes & Noble, Streets at Southpoint, 8030 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham. 919-806-1930. www.bn.com.

Saturdays

Art With Evan. Drop-in open artist studio. 10am-4pm. $. 120 Old Durham Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-968-0642. www.artwithevan.com.

Babywearing Demo. Learn how to use wraps and slings. 1pm. Pre-registration required. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 919-651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Baby Storytime. See Monday for details. 10:15-10:35am.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages. 8:45-10am. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

Cloth Diapering 101. 2pm. Pre-registration required. The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 919-651-9802. www.trianglediapercompany.com.

Community Talent Search. Sponsored by the Star Foundation for youth and adults. Food, fun and entertainment. 1-5pm. Barbecue Heaven Restaurant, 902 Fayetteville St., Durham. 919-638-0611. http://star-foundation.org.

Eno River Farmers Market. Make-and-take crafts for kids. 10am-noon. Historic downtown Hillsborough. www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com.

Family Storytime. Through Feb. 25.  Books, music and more. Ages birth-5 yrs. 11-11:30am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Family Yoga. Ages 2 and up with family. 9-10am. $. Children admitted free when accompanied by parent. Hillsborough Yoga & Healing Arts, 1812 Beckett's Ridge Dr., Hillsborough. 919-732-3051. www.hillsboroughyoga.com.

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

Preschool Storytime. 11am. Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons, Durham. 919-489-3012. www.bn.com.

Storytime. 10:30am. Orange County Public Library, Carrboro Branch, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-969-3006. www.co.orange.nc.us/library.

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). 919-474-2499. www.tksjungle.com.

Toddler and Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Ct., Knightdale. 919-217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Western Wake Farmers Market. Different programs offered each week in the Education Tent, plus live music and more than 30 farmers and artisans. 9am-noon. 1226 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary. www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Sundays

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages. 10:15-11:30am. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 919-303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

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 and Community Center, 516 Dennis Ave., Raleigh. 919-834-4269. www.ccbmx.com.

Elite Trainers League. Pokemon game instruction for beginning and advanced players. $. Ages 7 and up. Adults welcome. 1:30-3:30pm. Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Rd., Raleigh. 919-870-2911. http://parks.raleighnc.gov.

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

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September 2019

For almost 200 years, farmers brought their wheat and corn to what is now Yates Mill to have their grains ground into flour and meal. Today, you can stop by the Yates Mill visitor center to see a...

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 local bands, arts and crafts vendors, car show, kids' area, fun contests and games, plus a barbecue cook-off contest featuring veteran cooking teams.

Cost: Free

Where:
River Park
114 E. Margaret Ln.
Hillsborouh, NC  27278
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Visual artists from near and far will showcase their work, and 75 performing arts groups provide continuous music, dance and entertainment throughout the festival including extended Saturday...

Cost: $5 suggested donation; free for children under 12

Where:
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Durham Arts Council
Telephone: 919-560-2719
Contact Name: Susan Tierney
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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 the family for a showcase of popular and folk music and art, dance performances, educational booths, children's activities and food from different regions of Latin America.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
Fayetteville St. City Plaza
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Did you know that beavers are actually large rodents? Join us at the park and discover the parts of a beaver and what they like to eat. Test your knowledge in a round of trivia and take a walk in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Step back in time with our 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tour fee: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60 & over), $3/Child (ages 7-16),...

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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This cultural exp features live entertainment, a kids zone, food vendors, games and much more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
494 Knightdale Station Run
Knightdale, NC  27545
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It's 50% off ALMOST EVERYTHING! The word GREEN or BLACK will be written under the price on tags and you won't believe what's left!!! Check us out on facebook at Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cary Towne Centre
1105 Walnut St
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale
Contact Name: Gail Walker
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Take the family for a balloon artists, face painting, carnival games, obstacle courses, arts and crafts and a magician. This event celebrates the grand opening of the David R. Kahn Community Campus...

Cost: Free

Where:
David R. Kahn Community Campus
12804 Norwood Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Enjoy all things pepper, kids crafts, live music, artisans, local farmers and much more.

Cost: $5 – $25

Where:
Downtown Pittsboro
Pittsboro, NC


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PepperFest is a celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s top chefs, brewers and artisans. This outdoor event is held in NC’s...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
Downtown Pittsboro
205 Lorax Lane #5
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Sponsor: Abundance NC
Telephone: 919-444-9300
Contact Name: Tami Schwerin
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The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. Mark the change of seasons by heading to the...

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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The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. Mark the change of seasons by heading to the...

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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Grab your magnifying glass and help solve the many mysteries along the Old Beech Nature Trail. Who left the pile of acorns by the rotten log? Whose scat is that? Use your senses and detective...

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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The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. Mark the change of seasons by heading to the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Let’s celebrate the arrival of fall! Make a craft inspired by the leaves’ changing colors. We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! For all ages (adult accompaniment...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences presents the classic tale for all ages. 

Cost: $3/person

Where:
Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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Let’s celebrate the arrival of fall! Make a craft inspired by the leaves’ changing colors. We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! For all ages (adult accompaniment required...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Learn about the annual, long-distance movement of the migratory birds in our park. We will learn the difference between summer migrants, winter migrants, and permanent residents and then go on a...

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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The library invites you to celebrate and enjoy poetry with a series of events for all ages hosted by Hillsborough’s Poet Laureate, Dee Stribling! On the last Wednesdays of the month throughout...

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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In honor of Chicanx and Latinx Heritage Month, we’ll enjoy poetry written in English and in Spanish written by Chicanx and Latinx poets.  Following questions and discussion, those attending will...

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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Apple Day features fresh North Carolina apples, an apple dessert and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more are all part of Benson Mule Days. See website for hours.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Benson
500 S. Market St.
Benson, NC  27504
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 “Shinrin-yoku” is a Japanese healing technique which means "taking in the forest atmosphere." Developed in the 1980s, it has become a cornerstone of preventive health...

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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This family-friendly urban bluegrass festival features a dance tent, workshops and exhibit hall with instruments and gear in the Raleigh Convention Center, food vendors, a youth stage, juried...

Cost: Free-$60

Where:
, NC

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Enjoy down time in nature, or take part in guided art making, herbalism, outdoor yoga, storytelling, or basic women’s camping skills. Dinner and breakfast included, but take camping...

Cost: $50/member, $55/nonmember.

Where:
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Come out to the 5th Annual Wolfpack Games at Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center on Friday, September 27th at 6 PM. Enjoy a fun atmosphere and get an exclusive sneak peek at the 2019-2020 NC State...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center
2611 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27695
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Enjoy free bowl cuts by Arrow, Worm Farms; a Most Annoying Sound Off; and Costume Contest. Wear a best orange or blue tuxes. Gates and food trucks will open and begin at 6pm with the movie starting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Raleigh Meadows
Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: VisitCentennial
Telephone: 704-651-3179
Contact Name: Jude DesNoyer
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Mums and pumpkins take center stage at this festival featuring live music and food trucks.

Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
810 N. First Ave.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more are all part of Benson Mule Days. See website for hours.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Benson
500 S. Market St.
Benson, NC  27504
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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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Give rugby a try. Take part in tag rugby pick-up games every Saturday morning at Baileywick Road Park, near the Second Shelter.  No experience necessary. All ages. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Baileywick Road Park
9501 Baileywick Rd
Second Shelter Field
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Sponsor: Raleigh Redhawks Rugby
Contact Name: denise travis
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Welcome fall's arrival with a food truck rodeo, car show, face painting, a craft show and more.  

Cost: Free

Where:
125 U.S. 1-A
Youngsville, NC  27596
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Celebrate the Fall Harvest with the Cary Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday, September 28 along West Chatham Street in Cary! There will be contests and games, craft booths and food trucks lining...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Chatham Street
Cary, NC  27511


Sponsor: Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Telephone: 919-244-6463
Contact Name: Lindsey Chester
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Take part in a 1.4-mile walk for inclusiveness. Registration and activities begin at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy refreshments, games, raffle and a decorating station. All ages and...

Cost: $15/family, $5/individual

Where:
Kids Together Playground
111 Thurston Dr.
Cary, NC  27518
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Campbell Law School will host a bike ride from “The Creek to the Capital” the morning of Saturday, September 28 as part of its yearlong anniversary celebration. Riders of all skill...

Cost: $40 fee includes T-shirt/lunch

Where:
Finish line @ Campbell Law School
225 Hillsborough St
Raleigh , NC  27603
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Sponsor: Campbell Law School
Telephone: 919-865-5978
Contact Name: Lisa Snedeker
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Enjoy a day at the park and listen to stories from professional storytellers in this event presented by Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Historic Oak View County Park
Telephone: 919-250-1013
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Live Entertainment all day, including a Talent Contest. Win the Raffle. Enjoy at least a dozen international options prepared by parishioners-- Mexican, Irish, Filipino just to name a few. ...

Cost: Free festival admission. Food and raffle incur fees

Where:
J. Ashley Wall Towne Square
J. Ashley Wall Towne Square W. Third St. & W. Cypress St.
Wendell, NC  27591
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Sponsor: St Eugene Catholic Church
Telephone: 919-449-5234
Contact Name: Susan Welsh
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Enjoy live performances, cultural exhibits, children's activities, dragon boat racing and more. Taste a wide collection of ethnic foods and delicacies created by local chefs.

Cost: $5 advance tickets; $8 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger

Where:
Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy.
Cary, NC  27518
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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 provided,...

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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Travel to Germany without leaving the Triangle at this German-inspired festival featuring live music and food, as well as the ever-popular wiener dog races.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lafayette Village
8450 Honeycutt Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27615
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This family-friendly urban bluegrass festival features a dance tent, workshops and exhibit hall with instruments and gear in the Raleigh Convention Center, food vendors, a youth stage, juried...

Cost: Free-$60

Where:
, NC

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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 mill's...

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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In 1979, the NC Legislature designated the Eastern Box Turtle as our state reptile. Learn how you can help conserve this valuable state symbol. Meet Lake Crabtree's adopted turtle, Shel...

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 family for live music, crafts and food. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carrboro Town Hall
301 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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Mums and pumpkins take center stage at this festival featuring food trucks and great music. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
810 N. First Ave.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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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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Railroad Days' 44th consecutive year features the Railroad Days pageant at 7 p.m., where a queen in five age divisions will be crowned. The festival continues Oct. 4-5 in downtown Selma.

Cost: $12/person for pageant admission

Where:
Selma Elementary School
311 W. Richardson St.
Selma, NC  27576
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Rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more are all part of Benson Mule Days. See website for hours.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Benson
500 S. Market St.
Benson, NC  27504
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