Our Picks: November 2014 Fun Family Events
One Tribe Fest Showcases Holistic Wellness and Artisans
Explore the body, mind and spirit at One Tribe Fest Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the James Holshouser Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The community expo features natural products, sustainability workshops, live performances and local craftsmen. Kids’ activities include an outdoor art center, face painting, a drum group and fencing sword school. Admission is $5 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger. facebook.com/onetribefest2014.
Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Returns to Raleigh
Celebrate the adventures of DJ Lance Rock and five colorful characters when Yo Gabba Gabba! takes the stage at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Nov. 8 at 2 and 5 p.m. Based on the popular TV show, Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music Is Awesome! features fan favorite Leslie Hall and hip-hop legend Biz Markie, who will teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day.” Enjoy the veggie friendly “Party in My Tummy,” as well as collaborations and medleys that are sure to get music lovers of all ages singing and dancing. Purchase tickets, $32-$54, at ticketmaster.com.
Explore North Carolina’s Indian Culture
Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for the 19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Enjoy craft demonstrations, traditional dancing and American Indian foods. Kids can weave a ribbon-work bookmark, go on a scavenger hunt, play a game of traditional chunkey or corncob darts, and learn a few words in the Cherokee language. A celebration highlight, the Call to Grand Entry, occurs at noon. Each tribe, dressed in brilliantly colored regalia, will process onto Bicentennial Plaza for the roll call of tribes and organizations. Admission is free. ncmoh-programs.com. Photo at right of American Indian Heritage Celebration courtesy of N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
Skate With the Canes
Carolina Hurricanes fans can interact with each member of the team at the 17th Annual Skate with the Canes Nov. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Enjoy an autograph session, a photo opportunity in the Hurricanes’ locker room and a skating session on the ice in a fundraising event to benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the PNC Arena box office. Children 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and attendees should bring their own camera for the photo session. Learn more at hurricanes.nhl.com.
Start a Family Tradition at the Gobbler’s Run
Before you feast on turkey and stuffing, spend Thanksgiving morning with the family engaging in a healthy activity. The Ninth Annual Gobbler’s Run takes place Nov. 27 at 8 a.m. in Wake Forest. Enjoy a 5k race or a 3.1-mile loop stroll through the historic section of town. Strollers and pets are welcome. Fees are $20-$30 for ages 6 and older and free for ages 5 and younger. Proceeds from Gobbler’s Run benefit the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. Last year’s race attracted more than 2,300 participants and raised $35,000 for the club. Register online at gobblersrun.com.