October 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 October. 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 Time. 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.bounceu.com/apex.

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.

Homework Buddies and Reading Buddies. Teen volunteers help kids with homework and reading. Not offered Oct. 31. 3:30-5:30pm. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6723. www.wakegov.com/libraries.

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.

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

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

Open Play. Playtime for toddlers with mats and toys. 10am-1pm. University Mall, 210 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 967-6934. www.universitymallnc.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. www.quailridgebooks.com.

Tuesdays

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

Book Babies Storytime. 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. www.bounceu.com/apex.

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, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Suite 420, 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.

New Mom Support and Play Group. For moms and babies 3 mos and younger. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

Open Play. See Monday for details.

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. 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Traveling Teachers. Environmentally friendly crafts and activities. 10-11am. University Mall, 210 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 967-6934. www.universitymallnc.com.

Wednesdays

Big Starz. High-energy, kid-friendly fitness. Ages 8-12. 4:45-5:15pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.com/zumbatomic.html.

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.

BounceU Open Bounce. All ages. 12:30-5:30pm. $. See Monday for location details. www.bounceu.com/apex.

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.

Little Starz. High-energy, kid-friendly fitness. Ages 4-7. 4:15-4:45pm. $. World In Motion Dance, Movement & Music Center, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 465-4440. www.worldinmotiondance.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.

Music with Mar Class. Ages 6 mos-kindergarten. 10:30am. $. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Hwy. 751, Durham. 641-2456. www.musicwithmar.com.

Open Play. See Monday for details.

Play Group. For moms and babies 9-17 mos. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

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. 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. 942-8027. www.thechildrensstoreinc.com.

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://chapelhillpubliclibrary.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.

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. 870-2911. http://parks.raleighnc.gov.

Thursdays

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

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.

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

Open Play. See Monday for details.

Play Group. For moms and babies 4-8 mos. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

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.

Traveling Teachers. 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.

Fridays on the Front Porch. Through Oct. 7. Live bluegrass music. All ages. 5pm. The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. 933-2001. www.carolinainn.com.

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.

Open Play. See Monday for details.

Play Group. For moms and toddlers 18 mos-2 yrs. 9am. Smartmomma Baby Gear & Gifts, 8601 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 847-0024. www.smartmomma.com.

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

Pre-K and Play. Drop-off play and learning program features bouncing, craft time and structured lessons. Advanced reservations required. Children must be potty-trained. Ages 3-5. 9am-noon. $. BounceU, 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex. 303-3368. www.bounceu.com/apex.

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.

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. 8am-noon. Historic downtown Hillsborough. www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com.

Family Storytime. 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.

Mix-It Up! Mix paint, colors, materials and ideas. Drop-in program. All ages. Adult supervision required for children under 4 yrs. Free with museum admission. 11am-noon. Kidzu Children's Museum, 105 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 933-1455. www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org.

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

Open Play. See Monday for details.

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

Saturday Market. Craft area for kids. 9am-2pm. Rebus Works, 301-2 Kinsey St., Raleigh. www.thesaturdaymarket.us.

Storytime. 10:30am. Orange County Public Library, Carrboro Branch, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd., Chapel Hill. 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). 474-2499. www.tksjungle.com.

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

Trolley Tours. Hour-long guided ride through downtown Raleigh. All ages. 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. $. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. 857-4364. www.raleighnc.gov/mordecai.

Western Wake Farmers Market. Different programs offered each week in the Education Tent, plus live music and more than 30 farmers and artisans. 8am-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. Mixed-level bellydance instruction for girls ages 4-12. 3:45-4:45pm. $. 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 Saturday for details.

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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Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

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Historic Yates Mill County Park
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Raleigh, NC  27603
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Cost: 24.00

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Open Arts
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Open Arts
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Wilson Park Shelter
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Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Bynum Front Porch
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Crowder County Park
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We will be conducting a food drive during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get involved...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

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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Our seventh annual food drive will be held during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Red, yellow, orange, and brown – leaves come in all different sizes and colors. Practice your color and shape recognition through centers, songs, and stories. For ages 18 months to 3 years (adult...

Cost: FREE. Registration is required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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See horses compete and enjoy food trucks, children's activities and more. Admission is free; Saturday evening Grand Prix tickets are $10/person. Proceeds benefit Duke Children's...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex
4601 Trinity Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Our seventh annual food drive will be held during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
View map »


Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

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We will be conducting a food drive during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get involved...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Register online. Choose course #127196.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27518
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, toe-tapping tunes and a whole lot of super fun as they go into...

Cost: $28.50 and up

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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We will be conducting a food drive during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get involved...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

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


Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

More information

Our seventh annual food drive will be held during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

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See Happy Dan perform magic, comedy and more.

Cost: $5/person

Where:
Renaissance Centre
405 Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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We’ll enjoy poetry written in honor of the many holidays that occur around this time of the year. Following questions and discussion, those attending will have the opportunity to share by reading...

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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We will be conducting a food drive during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get involved...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

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


Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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Our seventh annual food drive will be held during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

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Join us in the Kidzu Front Yard Garden for a special off-season Junior Gardeners in honor of Chapel Hill Arbor Week. Get hands on and explore trees, and all the things they provide including...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Take the fast track to nature in this hands-on study of ecology. Ages 8-12. Register online.  Chose course #127203.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/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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The word philanthropy means love of mankind. From the earliest days, human civilization has depended upon kindness directed towards strangers. Explore the history of giving, then help to cut out...

Cost: FREE. Registration is required.

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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Join us to learn about 4H and then enjoy fall activities and crafts!  No registration is required. Grades 3-5

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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Join Cary Lifestyle Magazine for a wonderful night of charity, fashion, decadent food and drinks and shopping. Proceeds go to Saving Grace NC,non-profit animal rescue, that since its inception in...

Cost: $75.00

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn
131 Columbus Ave
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Carolina LifeStyle Magazine
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Enjoy a family-friendly movie and a slice or two of pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $5/person. $2 for ages 2 and younger

Where:
The Halle Cultural Center
237 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Ages 11 and older with special needs help support the Town of Cary's annual toy drive by donating an unwrapped toy for a child in need. Make cards for the holiday cards for these...

Cost: $2/resident, $3/nonresident

Where:
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O'Dell Place
Cary, NC  27513
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Transformative stories through the mists of time adapted from "1001 Arabian Nights" and performed by Emerson's 10th grade class.  Recommended for audiences age 10 and up. For...

Cost: $5-$12

Where:
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road
Brown Wing
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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It’s the summer before the 1904 World’s Fair and the three Smith sisters are filled with anticipation. But the year brings turmoil as family life interferes with their newfound chances...

Cost: Adults: $15 Seniors: $10 Students and children: $5 Family 4-pack

Where:
William Peace University, Kenan Auditorium
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Sponsor: William Peace University
Contact Name: Charles Machalicky
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We will be conducting a food drive during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get involved...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

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


Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

More information

Our seventh annual food drive will be held during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
View map »


Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

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Celebrate collards at the State Farmers Market.

Cost: Free

Where:
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Come share the excitement as Park West Village hosts Winter Wonderland in The District. Kids of all ages will enjoy our Magical Winter Lights Paintscaping, featuring colorful holiday lights...

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Village Market Place
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Park West Village
Contact Name: Conner
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Talented dance students perform the lavishly staged holiday ballet alongside guest artists from Carolina Ballet. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $12-$27

Where:
Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Deck the halls at Waverly Place and welcome the holiday season with their Eighth Annual Tree Lighting Celebration! The festivities kick off on Friday, November 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waverly Place Shopping Center
302 Colonades Way
Cary, NC  27518
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Transformative stories through the mists of time adapted from "1001 Arabian Nights" and performed by Emerson's 10th grade class.  Recommended for audiences age 10 and up. For...

Cost: $5-$12

Where:
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road
Brown Wing
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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Website »

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The Triangle Youth String Orchestra and Youth String Sinfonia present a joint concert of their fall repertoire. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC  27511
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It’s the summer before the 1904 World’s Fair and the three Smith sisters are filled with anticipation. But the year brings turmoil as family life interferes with their newfound chances...

Cost: Adults: $15 Seniors: $10 Students and children: $5 Family 4-pack

Where:
William Peace University, Kenan Auditorium
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Sponsor: William Peace University
Contact Name: Charles Machalicky
Website »

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Our seventh annual food drive will be held during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
View map »


Telephone: 919-662-2850
Website »

More information

We will be conducting a food drive during the month of November. All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org). We encourage you to get involved...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

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


Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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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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Ages 5 and older move through yoga poses and show gratitude by writing a thank-you note for someone special. Registration required online. Choose course #127447. 

Cost: $19/child

Where:
Middle Creek Community Center
125 Middle Creek Ave.
Apex, NC  27539
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Learn about the state’s American Indian culture from musicians, dancers, craftspeople and storytellers from eight state-recognized tribes. Over 100 presenters will fill the museum and...

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Join dozens of ethnic communities at the Global Holiday Festival and Market to celebrate and honor holidays and traditions from around the world.  Sample traditional dishes, view free dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh
Raleigh, NC


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Talented dance students perform the lavishly staged holiday ballet alongside guest artists from Carolina Ballet. Show times are at noon and 5 p.m. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $12-$27

Where:
Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour (starting at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 & 3 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history...

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

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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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
View map »


Telephone: 919-387-5980
Website »

More information

Talented dance students perform the lavishly staged holiday ballet alongside guest artists from Carolina Ballet. Show times are at noon and 5 p.m. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $12-$27

Where:
Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Website »

More information

Come share the excitement as Park West Village hosts Winter Wonderland in The District. Kids of all ages will enjoy our Magical Winter Lights Paintscaping, featuring colorful holiday lights...

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Village Market Place
Morrisville, NC  27560
View map »


Sponsor: Park West Village
Contact Name: Conner
Website »

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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
Website »

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Transformative stories through the mists of time adapted from "1001 Arabian Nights" and performed by Emerson's 10th grade class.  Recommended for audiences age 10 and up. For...

Cost: $5-$12

Where:
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road
Brown Wing
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
View map »


Website »

More information

It’s the summer before the 1904 World’s Fair and the three Smith sisters are filled with anticipation. But the year brings turmoil as family life interferes with their newfound chances...

Cost: Adults: $15 Seniors: $10 Students and children: $5 Family 4-pack

Where:
William Peace University, Kenan Auditorium
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC  27604
View map »


Sponsor: William Peace University
Contact Name: Charles Machalicky
Website »

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