January Weekly Events Offer Kids Fun


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These January 2011 listings are based on information provided to Carolina Parent. Please call ahead to verify times and days since activities may change, especially during the summer and on holidays.

Mondays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays

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

Book Babies Storytime. Resumes Jan. 4. Ages birth-18 months. 10am. East Regional Library, 946 Steele Square Ct., Knightdale. 217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jumpin' Beans Craft Day. See Monday for details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preschool Storytime. Resumes Jan. 4. Ages 3-5. 11:15am. East Regional Library, 946 Steele Square Ct., Knightdale. 217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Preschool Storytime. Resumes Jan. 10.  Stories, songs and games. Ages 3-5. 11am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

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

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

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

TK's Jungle Open Play. Indoor inflatables. Drop-in play. All ages. 10am-3pm. $. TK's Jungle, 4300 Emperor Blvd., Ste. 250, Durham (Research Triangle Park area). 474-2499. www.tksjungle.com.

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

Toddler Storytime. Resumes Jan. 4. Ages 18 months-3 years. 10:30am. East Regional Library, 946 Steele Square Ct., Knightdale. 217-5317. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

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

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

Wednesdays

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

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

Borders Books Storytime. Stories, songs, snacks and fun. 10am. 1807 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill. 929-8332.

Borders Books Storytime. 4pm. 404-101 E. Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 755-9424.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magic Workshops with Jeff Jones. See Tuesday for details.

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

Playdate. Socialize with other families and take part in activities. Ages 18 months-5 years. 10:30-11:30am. The Grove School, 2590 Laura Duncan Dr., Cary. 467-6494. Preschool Storytime. 10:30am. McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-3030.

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

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

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

Storytime. Ages 3-8. 10am. Borders, 1807 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill. 929-8332.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursdays

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

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

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

Kazoom Preschool Show. See Wednesday for details.

Nature Tales: Storytime at the Garden. Themed stories and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult.. 10-11am. $. Pre-registration required. N.C. Botanical Garden, UNC-CH campus, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. www.ncbg.unc.edu.

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

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

Story Hour. See Tuesday for details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays

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

BounceU Open Bounce. See Monday for details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TK's Jungle Open Play. See Tuesday for details.

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

Saturdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Storytime. Resumes Jan. 10. Stories, songs and games. 11am. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

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

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

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

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

TK's Jungle Open Play. Drop-in play. All ages. 10am-noon. See Tuesday for details.

Toddler and Preschool Storytime. Resumes Jan. 4. 10:30am. East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Ct., Knightdale. 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

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

Happy Hips Bellydance Classes. Level 1 beginners' class, 3:45-4:45pm; level 2 intermediate class, 4:45-5:45pm; mother-daughter class for women and girls ages 4-12, 5:45-6:45pm; $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com.

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

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

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Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Meet other families in your community in a recreation setting. The play room will be reserved for parents and their young children. Sports and recreation equipment will be available...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road Center
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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Discover the joy of cooking with storybook characters. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online. Choose course #120083.

Cost: $23/resident, $30/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC
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Farm Animal Days gives children a chance to see and touch farm animals and learn about agriculture. See tractors, enjoy free ice cream and more. Register online. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NC State University Beef Educational Unit
4505 Mid Pines Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27695
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This after-school class for kids in grades 3-5 offers fun learning yoga poses and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress. Grades 3-5. 

Cost: $15/class, or use your class pass/membership.

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Chapel Hill
781 Mt. Carmel Church Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Learn about what lives in those woods and and unravel nature mysteries. Take a hike to help staff find animals, plants and fungi. Make a nature craft, participate in animal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Piedmont Wildlife Center
364 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Piedmont Wildlife Center
Telephone: 919-489-0900
Contact Name: Noelle Dalhouse
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Parents learn to help children with special needs manage anxiety and worries. Register online. Choose course #121427.

Cost: $11/resident, $15/nonresident

Where:
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O'Dell Place
Cary, NC  27513
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The kick off for the 3rd annual Series of Fortunate Events to benefit Arts Access.  An evening celebrating the artists, hosts, sponsors, and Honorary Chair Martha Keravuori of the...

Cost: $50/person

Where:
AIA NC (American Institute of Architects) Building
14 Peace Street
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Sponsor: Arts Access
Telephone: 919-833-9919
Contact Name: Penny Arrowood
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Ages 11 and older with special needs watch the movie "Spiderman". Drinks and light snacks provided. Register online. Choose course #121047.

Cost: $2/resident, $3/nonresident

Where:
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O'Dell Place
Cary, NC  27513
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


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Join artist Jacklyn Bowie for an immersive and collaborative project that will be projected on the exterior walls of the Gregg Museum. The projections will be inspired by the museum’s spring...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
1903 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Sponsor: Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Telephone: 919-515-5335
Contact Name: Evelyn McCauley
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See more than 1,500 cars, including hot rods, classic cars, custom cars, trucks through 1987 and others. Enjoy a demolition derby, kids activities and more.

Cost: $10-$22

Where:
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Farm Animal Days gives children a chance to see and touch farm animals and learn about agriculture. See tractors, enjoy free ice cream and more. Register online. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NC State University Beef Educational Unit
4505 Mid Pines Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27695
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Enjoy imaginative play in a natural setting. Materials provided. Register online. Choose course code #231348.

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Drive
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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Enjoy springtime temperatures at Waverly Place during the second spring Wine Walk. With a $15 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, visitors receive a sampling glass plus a Waverly Place...

Cost: Visitors receive a sampling glass plus a Waverly Walk Passport that allows acces

Where:
Waverly Place Shopping Center
302 Colonades Way
Cary, NC  27518
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Enjoy fun, games, friendship and more every Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road Center
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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Relax in the courtyard with food and jumbo games. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Edison Johnson Community Center
500 W. Murray Ave.
Durham, NC
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


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Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now...

Cost: $28-$81

Where:
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919-996-8711
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Come experience the wonder of Japanese koi fish, a living art. Meet national experts and local hobbyists. Learn how to care for your pond and fish. Enjoy various raffles, auctions,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh Elks Lodge #735
5538 Lead Mine Rd
Raleigh, NC  27612
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Sponsor: ZNA Carolina
Telephone: 919-818-0289
Contact Name: Robin
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See more than 1,500 cars, including hot rods, classic cars, custom cars, trucks through 1987 and others. Enjoy a demolition derby, kids activities and more.

Cost: $10-$22

Where:
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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See more than 1,500 cars, including hot rods, classic cars, custom cars, trucks through 1987 and others. Enjoy a demolition derby, kids activities and more.

Cost: $10-$22

Where:
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Celebrate crossing the finish of Girls on the Run's spring season. Join more than 2,000 runners and walkers of all ages, genders and physical abilities, along with hundreds of volunteers and...

Cost: $30-$35

Where:
American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Girls on the Run of the Triangle
Telephone: 919-401-6307
Contact Name: Jamie Botta
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RTP Young Women In Bio, in coordination with Graduate Women in Science RTP, hosts its annual Spring Into STEM event on April 27 for middle school girls. Throughout the morning, participants will...

Cost: Free

Where:
BRITE Building at NC Central University
302 E Lawson Street
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Women in Bio
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Celebrate Earth Day on April 27 at the Museum as we throw a giant party for the planet! Local conservation groups and our friends at Paperhand Puppet Intervention will join us for a day of...

Cost: Free to members / Included with admission

Where:
Museum of Life and Science
433 W Murray Ave
Durham, NC  27704
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Telephone: 919-220-5429
Contact Name: Matt Pusateri
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Throw paint on walls, jump over a huge 20-foot, green sofa, enjoy a massive food fight and much more at the YMCA Families On! Challenge, presented by Delta. This family race is...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Vollmer Farm
677 North Carolina 98 Hwy E
Bunn, NC  27508
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Sponsor: YMCA of The Triangle
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Spring Daze features more than 180 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration. The Children's Village at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
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Celebrate all things strawberry. Enjoy inflatables, food trucks, craft vendors, kiddie rides, facepainting, a classic car show and more.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Technology Dr., off Hwy. 42 W.
Garner, NC  27529
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Dogs and their owners take part in a benefit event to help homeless pets. Register online. 

Cost: $35/adult, $20 ages 14 and younger.

Where:
Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy.
Cary, NC  27518
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Author David Silkenat will discuss his book, “Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War,” and historian Earl Ijames will lecture on the...

Cost: $3 per adult, $2 for ages 5 to 16 years, and under age 5 is free.

Where:
Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC
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Ages 1-5 and caregiver delight in the discoveries of nature. Register online. Choose course #121599.

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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Letterland brings letters to life by turning them into colorful characters, each with their own personality and stories that go along with their sounds. Children will be welcomed by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pullen Park
520 Ashe Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Celebrate spring in Mebane with live entertainment, vendors, kids' activities, a car show and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Mebane
Mebane, NC  27302


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Celebrate the return of feathered friends with game booths, activities, crafts and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Enjoy a half-hour tour (starting at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 or 3 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history and aspects of its preservation. All ages....

Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Free/Child (6 - under)

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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An afternoon of accessible theater, music and dance featuring performers with and without disabilities. Enjoy performances by:  Diantha Lopez (Musician), Doug Kapp (Comedian), Eddie Cisneros...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham Street
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Arts Access
Telephone: 919-833-9919
Contact Name: Penny Arrowood
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Adults enjoy an evening gala to support Marble's Kids Museum.

Cost: $75/member, $95/nonmember

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh , NC  27601
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


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Enjoy a magical evening of dancing, crafting, stories and more. Dress as your favorite storybook character or dress in your royal best, and take a new look at the library after the doors close...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Library
1930 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Walk with a park naturalist to look and listen for wildlife in the woods and fields as daylight transitions to night. Ages 4 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Trails are not...

Cost: $2

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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Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now...

Cost: $28-$81

Where:
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919-996-8711
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Come experience the wonder of Japanese koi fish, a living art. Meet national experts and local hobbyists. Learn how to care for your pond and fish. Enjoy various raffles, auctions,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh Elks Lodge #735
5538 Lead Mine Rd
Raleigh, NC  27612
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Sponsor: ZNA Carolina
Telephone: 919-818-0289
Contact Name: Robin
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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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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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