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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Enjoy a free sunset movie by the picturesque Lake Raleigh. Take a picnic blanket, lawn chairs and a non-perishable food donations (human and pet) on Fridays in September to NC State's...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Raleigh Meadows
Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: VisitCentennial
Telephone: 704-651-3179
Contact Name: Jude DesNoyer
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Each year more than 30,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. This year's theme is beetles. Interact with entomologists and other scientists...

Cost: Free

Where:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919.707.9800
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Each year more than 30,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. This year's theme is beetles. Interact with entomologists and other...

Cost: Free

Where:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919.707.9800
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Take part in a pop-up Stroller Barre class followed by a nature scavenger hunt for kids and socializing for moms. Suitable for pregnant mamas. Take a sturdy stroller (no jogger needed!),...

Cost: $5

Where:
Piney Wood Park
400 E. Woodcroft Pkwy
Durham, NC  27713
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Sponsor: FIT4MOM West Raleigh Durham
Telephone: 984-329-5970
Contact Name: Jenine N Pearson
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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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Please join us for our 27th annual Triangle Festival of Hope & Walk to De-feet Dementia at Knightdale Station Park. The 1-mile walk through the park, or 1/4 mile shorter version, will begin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
810 N First Ave
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Family fun for all ages includes more than 100 delicious food and craft vendors, free children's activities, live demonstrations and all genres of music from local and regional bands. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Creedmoor
301 N. Main St.
Creedmoor, NC  27522
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Sponsor: City of Creedmoor
Telephone: 919-764-1013
Contact Name: Angie Perry
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We are Voted BEST consignment sale in the Triangle and TOP 10 in the NATION!! Our sale features Children's Clothing including a wonderful boutique section, costume section, and coats section,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cary Towne Centre
1105 Walnut St
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale
Contact Name: Gail Walker
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Visual artists from near and far will showcase their work, and 75 performing arts groups provide continuous music, dance and entertainment throughout the festival including extended Saturday...

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

Where:
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Durham Arts Council
Telephone: 919-560-2719
Contact Name: Susan Tierney
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Step back in time with our 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tour fee: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60 & over), $3/Child (ages 7-16),...

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

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Enjoy local bands, arts and crafts vendors, car show, kids' area, fun contests and games, plus a barbecue cook-off contest featuring veteran cooking teams.

Cost: Free

Where:
River Park
114 E. Margaret Ln.
Hillsborouh, NC  27278
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This family-oriented event includes corn milling demonstrations and costumed tours of Yates Mill, and other event activities including a fun children’s scavenger hunt activity, live music and...

Cost: Free, though there is a $3-5 fee for mill tours

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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For almost 200 years, farmers brought their wheat and corn to what is now Yates Mill to have their grains ground into flour and meal. Today, you can stop by the Yates Mill visitor center to see a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Take the family for Caribbean food, live music, a Kids Zone, bounce house, face painter and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
West Point on the Eno
5101 N. Roxboro St.
Durham, NC  27704
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Step back in time with our 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tour fee: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60 & over), $3/Child (ages 7-16),...

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

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Celebrate diversity in Wake Forest with live performances, traditional cuisine and family entertainment. 

Cost: Free

Where:
E. Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Rd.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Live bands showcase this event that also features a kids zone, vendor village and food trucks.

Cost: $11.25 – $20

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre's Rose Garden and Stephenson Amphitheatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Live bands showcase this event that also features a kids zone, vendor village and food trucks.

Cost: $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door. Free for ages 5 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre's Rose Garden and Stephenson Amphitheatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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The Teen Advisory Board invites you to meet up with other gamers to mingle, snack, and test your skills for prizes! Guests are welcome to bring their own controllers/fightsticks. Register by...

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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East Cloud Kungfu hosts a Parent's Night Out event, featuring a safe environment for kids as they about the wide world of kungfu.   Check it out!...

Cost: $25 first child, $20 each additional child

Where:
East Cloud Kungfu, LLC
5655-A Western Blvd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: East Cloud Kungfu, LLC
Telephone: 252-646-7053
Contact Name: Imari Colon
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The Clayton Center presents country crooner Billy "Crash" Craddock in concert. Sing along with Crash as he belts out his biggest hits, including Knock Three Times, Rub It In, Ruby Baby, Broken...

Cost: $25 plus taxes & fees

Where:
The Clayton Center
111 E. Second Street
Clayton, NC  27520
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Sponsor: The Clayton Center
Telephone: 919-553-1737
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