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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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: Orange County Main Library
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Travel 238,900 miles above the earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans’ first landing on the moon. What's it like to travel in space? With the help of some volunteers, kids...

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: Orange County Main Library
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Ages 11 and older with special needs stroll through the woods. Register online. Choose course #124383.

Cost: $2/resident, $3/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27518
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Vacation Bible School includes dinner. Register at wpumc.com/vbs

Cost: Free

Where:
White Plains United Methodist Church
313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: White Plains UMC
Telephone: 919-467-9394
Contact Name: Michele Vansteen
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Come out to the millpond and fish the old-fashioned way - we'll provide you with a cane pole, tackle, and bait, along with basic instructions and assistance with identifying fish species....

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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Celebrate our #1 pollinator by learning about the busy bees of Crowder Park. Learn the dances of bees and how they communicate, discover how pollination works, and taste different types of honey....

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Court
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Vacation Bible School includes dinner. Register at wpumc.com/vbs

Cost: Free

Where:
White Plains United Methodist Church
313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: White Plains UMC
Telephone: 919-467-9394
Contact Name: Michele Vansteen
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Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Preschoolers (ages 3-5 with accompanying adult) learn about different frogs and toads that live in our area and what they sound like.  Make frog sounds, hop along the park trails and look for...

Cost: $5

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: Martha Kane
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Bees are really important in our gardens! Read The Honey Robber and the Bee by Eric Carle and discover the world of bees and honey! Find your fellow bees by following your sense of smell, make a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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Enjoy tea time for the whole family. Samples of hot tea, cold tea, and kombucha will be provided, along with games and family fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
IngenuiTea Kombucha Coffee & Tea
514 E Williams St
APEX, NC  27502
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Sponsor: IngenuiTea Brews
Telephone: 919-438-3684
Contact Name: Mark Poole
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Vacation Bible School includes dinner. Register at wpumc.com/vbs

Cost: Free

Where:
White Plains United Methodist Church
313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: White Plains UMC
Telephone: 919-467-9394
Contact Name: Michele Vansteen
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Enjoy an out-of-this world space spectacular event. Preschoolers and their families are invited to fly in for space-themed games, crafts, and more. No registration required.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Court
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Join park staff for an informal fishing experience for the whole family. Bring your own poles or borrow one of ours through the Tackle Loaner Program. Bait and basic instruction are provided. All...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Ages 11 and older with special needs enjoy yoga and breathing exercises. Register online. Choose course #125022.

Cost: $9/resident, $11/nonresident

Where:
Bond Park Community Center
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
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Enjoy giant checkers, giant jenga, bubbles, and special art activities in Downtown Park. All other permanent games (ping pong, bocce ball, chess) will continue to be available.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Park
319 S. Academy St.
Cary, NC  27511
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Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide outside to the garden exhibit or into one of the museum galleries. Look around and listen to a history-related story. Ages 3...

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Kids ages 6-9 discover the wonders of reptiles that live at the Preserve.  The focus will be hands-on outdoor investigation and the study of living things in their habitat.  In case of...

Cost: $5

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: Marti Kane
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Parent and child ages 2-5 water plants in the native wildflower gardens. Register online. Choose course #124907.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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Join Optimist Aquatic Center as thousands of kids and adults around the world unite for the world's largest swimming lesson. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson will celebrate its 10th...

Cost: Free

Where:
Optimist Aquatic Center
5902 Whittier Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Court
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Vacation Bible School includes dinner. Register at wpumc.com/vbs

Cost: Free

Where:
White Plains United Methodist Church
313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: White Plains UMC
Telephone: 919-467-9394
Contact Name: Michele Vansteen
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Every year on June 21, we enjoy the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. Discover the science and cultural celebrations behind this special summer day. Make a pretty sun catcher to hang in...

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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Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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What do Historic Yates Mill County Park and the woodland faeries have in common? They both love nature! Take a short walk near the millpond to search for evidence of faeries (sightings are not...

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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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

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Enjoy magic, storytelling and origami with Yasu Ishida. Grades K-5.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Court
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Enjoy an indoor/outdoor vendor market with food trucks, coffee, live music outside and plenty of fun for all ages.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Pine State Coffee
1614 Automotive Way
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Sponsor: Raleigh Night Market
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Vacation Bible School includes dinner. Register at wpumc.com/vbs

Cost: Free

Where:
White Plains United Methodist Church
313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: White Plains UMC
Telephone: 919-467-9394
Contact Name: Michele Vansteen
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How many fireflies can you catch? Sign up for an evening of summer fun as we catch and release lightning bugs. Explore what gives them a special glow through hands-on discovery, games, and more!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Every year on June 21, we enjoy the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. Discover the science and cultural celebrations behind this special summer day. Make a pretty sun catcher to hang in...

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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This celebration of toys features interactive attractions, vendors, toy experiences and more. Purchase tickets online. 

Cost: $12/person. Free for ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Young homesteaders learn about the importance of animals and pollinators on farms, both historically and today. Visit with animals, and enjoy interactive games, engaging crafts, imaginative face...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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DIY Fest returns with more than 30 artisans and family-friendly activities to support the mission of Durham 150, the anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Durham. 

Cost: Free

Where:
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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The fair is for women thinking about getting pregnant, currently pregnant, or recently post-partum. Triangle-area organizations will have tables at the fair to share information about resources...

Cost: Free

Where:
NC Cooperative Extension
721 Foster St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: March of Dimes/Duke Family Medicine
Telephone: 678-246-9027
Contact Name: Courtney Simpson
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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 or 3 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history...

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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Ages 5-8 embrace science and nature while developing skills and knowledge about the natural world. Register online. Choose course #124927.

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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Enjoy all-things blueberry, food trucks, pie-eating contests and more at Vollmer Farms' annual Blueberry Festival. The Back-40 Country Playground will be open and features a...

Cost: $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger

Where:
Vollmer Farm
677 NC Hwy 98 East
Bunn, NC  27508
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Sponsor: Vollmer Farm
Telephone: 919-496-3076
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Enjoy a movie under the stars and play games at 7:15 before the movie starts. 

Cost: Free

Where:
E. Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Rd.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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