Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, Sept. 4-7


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Labor Day week is only four days, but there is still lots to do in the Triangle!

Photo Courtesy of Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen

Labor Day week is only four days, but there is still lots to do in the Triangle! Paint a portrait at Marbles Kids Museum, pick up another language at library storytime, celebrate a book-turned-movie in Durham, and get up close with Arabian horses in Raleigh.

Artrageous: Picture Perfect Portraits at Marbles Kids Museum 

Enjoy the fun exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh and take time for the special program, Artrageous: Picture Perfect Portraits. You'll create a Picasso portrait, learn to draw faces, and give live figure drawing a try! The fun goes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Admission to Marbles Kids Museum is $5 per person, with children under age 1 and members free. This activity is free once admitted to the museum.

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Bilingual Storytime at the Green Road Community Library FREE

Join library staff and the representatives of the Hispanic Family Center at the Green Road Community Library  in Raleigh for bilingual storytime. Participants will play games, sing songs, and learn rhymes in English and Spanish. This activity is free and intended for young children and their caregivers. Storytime takes place Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10-11 a.m. No preregistration is required.

PHOTO COURTESY CPL. D. J. WU


T.A.I.L. Tours at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex FREE

As part of the 15th Annual Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, learn about the special breed from guides, receive a bag of educational goodies about the T.A.I.L. program and Arabian horses, watch the show, and meet a real Arabian horse! T.A.I.L. (Total Arabian Interaction and Learning Program) was formed to introduce newcomers to the Arabian horse in a comfortable setting. Area families are encouraged to take advantage of this free opportunity to learn about these beautiful and gracious animals. The show and tours take place at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, part of the North Carolina State Fairgounds in Raleigh. Tours begin Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. and continue through Saturday, Sept. 9. Contact the Arabian Horse Association at 303-597-8251 or via email to schedule a tour for your family.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party at Durham's South Regional Library FREE

"The Long Haul" summer is almost over and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has a new movie to go along with the book! Celebrate the excitement at this party that includes trivia games and chatting about your favorite passages in the book. Bring gently used clothes to donate to area schools to help get the year off to a great start for everyone. The party is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the South Regional Library in Durham and is free. Zoo-wee-mama!

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September 2017

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.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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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. 

Cost: See website for fees

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

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Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt for all ages. Drop-in program.

Cost: Free

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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Take part in a walk for suicide prevention. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. with the walk starting at 2:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Park in Fuquay Varina
900 S. Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC  27526
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Telephone: 919-593-2578
Contact Name: Katie Biasi
Website »

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Discover the rich history and natural beauty of the American Tobacco Trail. Take a walk through time to learn how people historically used and shaped the land along the old railroad bed while...

Cost: Free

Where:
American Tobacco Trail -New Hill Parking Area
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park and the American Tobacco Trail
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Watch a brief slideshow and explore the inner workings of the mill itself. Witness the power of water as it turns the milling machinery. Registration encouraged. Tickets available inside...

Cost: $5/adult, $3 ages 7-16. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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Participants develop their naturalist skills and understanding of local nature. Ages 5-8 with parent. 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
Website »

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Learn reptile adaptations, observe scales using hand lenses and meet Popcorn, the park's corn snake. All ages with parent. Advance registration required online. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder District Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd.
Apex, NC
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

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Carolina Ballet presents the tale of an ugly little duckling who ultimately transforms into a beautiful swan. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $32-$72

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Carolina Ballet
Telephone: 919-719-0900
Website »

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Spice up your weekend at the 10th Annual Pepper Festival featuring one of the largest chef competitions in North Carolina. Enjoy pepper-themed dishes and brews, family activities, a kid chef...

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Briar Chapel, Great Meadow Park, Chapel Hill, NC
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School 185 Granite Mill Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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Sponsor: Briar Chapel & Abundance NC
Telephone: 919-511-5181
Contact Name: Hannah Eck
Website »

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Listen to a story about Johnny Appleseed, play the game of "fruit dash" and create a seed work of art to take home. All ages with adult. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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In recognition of the special role that companion animals play in many of our lives, Millbrook Baptist Church hosts its 6th Annual Blessing of the Animals and fundraiser for Second Chance Pet...

Cost: Free

Where:
Millbrook Baptist Church
1519 E. Millbrook Rd.
RALEIGH, NC  27609
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Sponsor: Millbrook Baptist Church
Telephone: 919-876-1519
Contact Name: Franka Hawkins
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Honor hometown heroes and enjoy live music and free food while recognizing the Holly Springs Police and Fire Departments for their dedicated service. See a fire truck and Cinder the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sunrise United Methodist Church
5420 Sunset Lake Rd
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Telephone: 919-303-3720
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Enjoy hay rides and a hay bale obstacle challenge. Visit the “What’s it all About” Hay discovery table and take a leisurely stroll down to Ma Sue’s Hay Bale...

Cost: $8 and up

Where:
Hubb's Fall Festival and Corn Maze
10276 US Hwy 421 N.
Clinton, NC  28328
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Telephone: 910-564-6709
Contact Name: Tammy Peterson
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Discover the secret art of "spider sniffing." Take a flashlight. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville , NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle with family-friendly activities ranging from stunt shows and specialty rides to live music and local vendors. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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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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Use sticks, leaves, seeds and other natural materials from the gardens to make paint brushes and use them to create a fall masterpiece. All ages.

Cost: Free for members; $5/nonmember.

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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Take a nature stroll. Ages 3 and older with adult. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
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Website »

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Enjoy a 45-minute class designed to strengthen and stretch the entire body, balance the nervous system, improve body awareness and more. Yoga classes for children incorporate breathing, music,...

Cost: $12/child; $10 for siblings

Where:
Yoga Garden PBO
184 E. Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Sponsor: Kids Yoga with Emily
Telephone: 919-780-3516
Contact Name: Emily Behr
Website »

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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Sessions are at 11 a.m.,  11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes...

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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Make a craft inspired by the leaves changing colors. Materials provided. All ages with adult. Registration is not required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder District Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd.
Apex, NC
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Experience a music and movement class. Explore Orff and percussion instruments and do a little jumping and jamming.  Call to register.

Cost: Free

Where:
Millbrook Baptist Preschool
1519 East Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Sponsor: Millbrook Baptist Preschool
Telephone: 919-876-4030
Contact Name: Suzanne Holleman
Website »

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Learn basic fishing skills, fish anatomy and the role fish play in an aquatic food web by participating in a variety of games and activities. Use your skills to try and catch a fish or two and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Learn what monarch butterflies like to eat and ways to attract them to your backyard. Make a butterfly craft to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults attend...

Cost: $3/child

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Spend the morning in a magical fairy garden looking for fairies. Make a magical wand and decorate a fairy door to start a fairy garden at home. All ages. Register online.

Cost: $5/child member; $10/child nonmember

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Register online.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27518
View map »


Telephone: 919-387-5980
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Sessions are at 11 a.m.,  11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes...

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Website »

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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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The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $20-$105

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
View map »


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 »

More information

Explore the water in the pond to see what's living in the water. Create a special pond friend to take home. All ages. Register online.

Cost: $5/child member; $7/child nonmember

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Enjoy an outdoor session of yoga. Ages 3 and older with adult. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
View map »


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
View map »


Website »

More information

Learn about nature and wildlife with a park naturalist. All ages with parent. Advance registration required online.

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

More information

Discover how beavers live, eat and play in their watery world. Search for beaver signs around the pond. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online. Choose course #210656. 

Cost: $3/child

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
View map »


Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
Website »

More information

The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $20-$105

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
View map »


Website »

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Play with nature. Use natural items to explore and play with under the pine trees. Take a picnic lunch. All ages. Drop-in program.

Cost: Free

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Help park staff with citizen science projects. Take a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Ages 8-10 with adult; 11 years and older adult optional. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Registration required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
View map »


Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
Website »

More information

The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $20-$105

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
View map »


Website »

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Enjoy garden stories and make a craft to take home. Take a blanket. All ages. 

Cost: Free for members; $5/nonmember

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Hear a funny tale by Gianna Marino about nocturnal animals that are afraid of the dark, only to find out that they are night animals themselves. Learn some fun facts about the nocturnal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, AL
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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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
Website »

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Enjoy imaginative play in a natural setting. Materials provided. All ages. Register online. Choose course code #210655. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
View map »


Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
Website »

More information

Learn how to help your baby excel in motor development and mater the skill of crawling. The class will look at crawling from the earliest stages, all the way through learning how to challenge your...

Cost: $30

Where:
Baby + Co.
226 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
Website »

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Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Register online.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27518
View map »


Telephone: 919-387-5980
Website »

More information

Receive a sampling glass and passport for a $10 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Stroll the shops at Waverly Place and visit the participating retailers for wine samples and special promotions.

Cost: Samples available for a $10 donation

Where:
Waverly Place Shopping Center
307 Colonades Way
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Contact Name: Robin Pate
Website »

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Families gather to form a group and enjoy an overnight experience, which includes a Dutch oven dinner, a naturalist-led night hike, s'mores, a light breakfast and time for fishing. Take a tent...

Cost: $15/youth, $20/adult

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC
View map »


Website »

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Explore light pollution and how different shades of light affect wildlife. Measure the stars and discover the importance of the moon for sea turtles. All ages with adult. Advance...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Crowder District Park
4709 Ten Ten Rd.
Apex, NC
View map »


Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

More information

The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $20-$105

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
View map »


Website »

More information

Cost: $5 ages 1 and older

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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Walk or run in a 5K or 10K run and stay for the music, games, food, raffles in an uplifting event raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. AlzNC provides education,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Cary, NC


Website »

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Shop for clothing, baby equipment, toys, books and more. Many items half-off from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cash and credit cards only. Kids can learn all about fire safety and explore a real fire...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
HillSong Church
201 Culbreth Rd
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
View map »


Sponsor: Chapel Hill-Durham Mothers of Multiples
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
View map »


Website »

More information

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is partnering with Wake Forest Arts to present the inaugural Wake Forest Dance Festival. This free event will feature...

Cost: Free

Where:
E. Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Rd.
Wake Forest, NC
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Website »

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Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt for all ages. Drop-in program.

Cost: Free

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Join gardeners as they share the joy of gardening and planting with the next generation. Read a gardening story, learn about the parts of a plant, what plants need to survive and about all the good...

Cost: Free

Where:
Garden Supply Company
1421 Old Apex Road
Cary, NC  27513
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Telephone: 919.460.7747
Website »

More information

Free food, classes, activities and more await families. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Garden Supply Company
1421 Old Apex Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover how beavers live, eat and play in their watery world. Search for beaver signs around the pond. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online. Choose course #210657. 

Cost: $3/child

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
View map »


Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy a day at the park and listen to stories from professional storytellers in an event presented in partnership with Wake County Public Libraries. Featured storytellers include Tim...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27610
View map »


Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Telephone: 919-212-7695
Contact Name: Abby Jones
Website »

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Kelly Starling Lyons debuts her new chapter book series "Jada Jones" along with illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton. Enjoy a rock craft, prizes and refreshments. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Website »

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Enjoy a one-hour coding lesson. Choose either the 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. session. Call to register. 

Cost: Free

Where:
thecoderschool - Raleigh
13200 Strickland Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27613
View map »


Sponsor: theCoderSchool - Raleigh
Telephone: 191-939-01708
Contact Name: Nidhi Joshi
Website »

More information

The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $20-$105

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
View map »


Website »

More information

Explore the amazing adaptations that make animals great migrants. All ages. Advance registration required online. Meet at the Cypress Shelter.

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
View map »


Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
Website »

More information

Carolina Ballet presents the tale of an ugly little duckling who ultimately transforms into a beautiful swan. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $32-$72

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Carolina Ballet
Telephone: 919-719-0900
Website »

More information

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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Put on a straw hat or sun bonnet and head to the park to try out the types of farm chores the Ingalls family had to tackle and what they did to get ready for winter. Explore how the family tended...

Cost: $6/person

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Be part of the 2017 Harvest Festival, organized by St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Raleigh, where authentic freshly cooked food, stage performances, music, live auction,...

Cost: Free

Where:
St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church
Address: 225 Bashford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Families gather to form a group and enjoy an overnight experience, which includes a Dutch oven dinner, a naturalist-led night hike, s'mores, a light breakfast and time for fishing. Take a tent...

Cost: $15/youth, $20/adult

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $20-$105

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Carolina Ballet presents the tale of an ugly little duckling who ultimately transforms into a beautiful swan. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $32-$72

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Carolina Ballet
Telephone: 919-719-0900
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