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March 2017

Shop for gently used clothing, toys, books, baby equipment and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Factory
1839 S Main St
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Explore "All Matterings of Mind" and get inspired to make your own magical works of art. The Duke Chemistry Society will present “The Magic of Chemistry” and magician...

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Create music and dance-inspired crafts, go on a scavenger hunt for artworks featuring dance and music, or play around with art-inspired poses in the galleries. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Ackland Art Museum
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Meet nanoscientists from Duke University, NC State University and Triangle MRSEC as they share hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations on all things teeny-tiny. 

Cost: $5 ages 1 and older

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919.834.4040
Contact Name: Taylor Rankin
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Enjoy a bouncy castle, inflatables, a playground, field games, face painting, giveaways and a food truck. Sponsored by New City Church, a new church starting in North Raleigh in April. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Williams Park
1525 Lynn Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27612
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Sponsor: New City Church
Telephone: 919-434-1900
Contact Name: Pastor Dylan Dodson
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Ages 3-5 enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Teens in grades 6-10 read, create and take on challenges.  March is the month of movie release parties, including "Logan" and "The Beauty and the Beast." Build circuits and...

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Get ready for spring with an enjoyable story.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
760 S.E Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Get ready for spring with an enjoyable story.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
760 S.E Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Experience a music and movement class. Explore Orff and percussion instruments and do a little jumping and jamming. Call to RSVP.

Cost: Free

Where:
Millbrook Baptist Preschool
1519 E. Millbrook Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Sponsor: Millbrook Baptist Preschool
Telephone: 919-876-4030
Contact Name: Suzanne Holleman
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Kids learn, explore and play outdoors, while doing a fun nature-based activity. Ages 18 mos-5 yrs with parent. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Forest Hills Park - West End
504 E. Forest Hills Blvd.
Durham , NC  27707
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 919-806-7502
Contact Name: Kate Macartney
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Parent and child enjoy stories, songs, movement, observation and hands-on, creative projects that explore the gardens. Ages 3-5. Register online.

Cost: $7/member, $10/nonmember

Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Telephone: 919-668-1707
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Babies enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Ages 5-12 learn about healthy fruits and vegetables, kitchen and food safety, and enjoy a healthy snack. Meet in the bakery side of the cafe. Email sherry.thrasher@wholefoods.com to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whole Foods North Raleigh
8710 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Telephone: 919-354-0350
Contact Name: Sherry Thrasher

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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Enjoy the story about Squirrel's birthday gift to Big Bear.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
760 S.E Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Enjoy musical storytime with Amy Godfrey. 

Cost: Free

Where:
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Babies enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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The library's Teen Leadership Corps hosts an opportunity for kids of all ages to come build something special with Lego and Duplo bricks, and play games to improve reading and math skills.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Enjoy the outdoors with a story read aloud in the gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. Ages 3-5. Meet in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden Story...

Cost: Free. Parking fees apply

Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Telephone: 919-668-1707
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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A day-long conference that features nationally recognized speakers and mental health experts addressing issues associated with faith and mental illness. Breakout session will address caregiver...

Cost: $35

Where:
St. Thomas More
940 Carmichael St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: Faith Connections on Mental Illness
Contact Name: Shaylyn Murphy
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Learn about "yucky" things and the science behind them. Ages 6-8. Register online. Choose course #199207. 

Cost: $25/child

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Center
950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/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 imaginative play in a natural setting. Materials provided. Register online. Choose course code #198886.

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
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A wonderfully kid-paced hour featuring music, play and dancing with toddler stars singing on the mic at Cotton's gently amplified & participatory music show. Children delight in...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Pump It Up Raleigh
10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
Raleigh, NC  27617
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Sponsor: Pump it Up
Telephone: 919-828-3344
Contact Name: Owner/manager Kellie Paterson McHugh
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Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/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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Kids spend a night out in nature making memories and new friends in an old-fashioned, camp-style program. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Cost: $18/resident, $23/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Students in grades 3-5 take part in a basketball tournament. Players are guaranteed to play at least three games each. 

Cost: $75/player. $15/spectator admission fee

Where:
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
810 N. Alston Ave.
Durham, NC  27701
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Join bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats.​ Meet at the Waterwise Garden.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC
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Telephone: 919-460-3355
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Join bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats.​ Meet at the Waterwise Garden.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Take part in an interactive workshop that illuminates common challenges parents face following divorce, as well as explores techniques that can be used to anticipate and overcome these challenges....

Cost: $26.99

Where:
3820 Merton Drive
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Sponsor: New Direction Family Law
Telephone: 919-719-3470
Contact Name: Jen Bordeaux
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Spend a day with animal friends and enjoy tours of the hospital, labs and grounds, animal care demonstrations, expert Q&As, dog agility demos and more. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
1060 William Moore Dr.
Raleigh, NC  2607
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Cary Judo Club and Karate International of Cary presents its 3rd Annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser. In addition to the "Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer" head...

Cost: Free

Where:
Karate International of Cary
250 Nottingham Drive
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Cary Judo & Karate International of Cary
Telephone: 919-539-9937
Contact Name: Chris Collins
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Pick up a scavenger hunt card at the Information Desk in the West Building, and follow the clues to find fragrant flowers and artful treasures in the galleries. Free with "Art in Bloom"...

Cost: $13/members and $18/nonmembers. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Telephone: 919-839-6262
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Take the family to enjoy a garden festival. Learn about bees and bugs, take part in hands-on learning activities and garden crafts, and see birdhouses on display. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $5/nonmember, $10/family. Free for members.

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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Enjoy the town's annual egg hunt.

Cost: Free

Where:
Zebulon Municipal Complex
301 S. Arendell Ave.
Zebulon, NC  27597
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Telephone: 919-269-7455
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Enjoy the outdoors with the family. Kids can play in an over-sized sandbox or making wheatgrass containers for home windowsills. Adults can learn about the newest techniques in gardening and...

Cost: Free

Where:
South White Street Downtown Wake Forest
301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Sponsor: Town of Wake Forest
Contact Name: Lisa Hayes
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Enjoy pottery demonstrations, kiln openings, raku firings, glass blowing demos, food trucks, live music, a raffle and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cedar Creek Gallery
1150 Fleming Rd.
Creedmoor, NC  27522
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Sponsor: Cedar Creek Gallery
Telephone: 919-528-1041
Contact Name: Jennifer Dolan
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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Advance registration required online.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/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 a pop-up market featuring perfect gifts for Easter baskets, Mother's Day, Father's Day and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/600484073473736/

Cost: Free

Where:
Windborne United Methodist Church
9121 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Sponsor: Windborne United Methodist Church
Telephone: 919-386-0212
Contact Name: Lu
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Visit Stagville for an open house and learn about the Cameron's role in bringing the railroad to North Carolina. Make your own train car. Suggested donation of $1 per person.

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Stagville
5828 Old Oxford Road
Durham, NC  27712
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Sponsor: Historic Stagville
Telephone: 919-620-0120
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Kids learn, explore and play outdoors, while doing a fun nature-based activity. Ages 18 mos-5 yrs with parent.

Cost: Free

Where:
Briar Chapel
Catullo Run/Briar Chapel Pkwy
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 919-274-7933
Contact Name: Heather Murphy
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Residents and their canine friends are invited to the Dog-Gone Egg Hunt at Piney Wood Park from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dogs must meet the minimum vaccination requirements of the dog park. Non-dog...

Cost: Free

Where:
Piney Wood
400 E. Woodcroft Pkwy.
Durham, NC  27713
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All ages help with trail maintenance, clearing the Bennett family cemetery and fixing the fence around the historic garden. The rain date is April 8. For more information, email...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bennet Place State Historic Site
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Select Sitters is excited to provide an opportunity for families to meet with and interview its prescreened babysitters and nannies. Babysitter Speed Dating allows each family to connect with...

Cost: $15 for prospective clients

Where:
Snickerdoodles Play Cafe
3721 Lynn Rd #112
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Sponsor: Select Sitters
Telephone: 919-561-6233
Contact Name: Kara Varnell
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Celebrate spring and the great outdoors. Kids can play in an oversized sandbox, make wheatgrass containers for home windowsills, paint with mud, and peruse assorted fossils and animal skeletons....

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Wake Forest
S. White St.
, NC  27587
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Enjoy storytime with a community farm member, a book swap via Little Free Library, and free play in a natural playground.   

Cost: Free

Where:
The Community Farm at Camp Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mount Willing Rd.
Efland, NC  27243
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Contact Name: Sandy Straw
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Take part in a free trial class with Tinkergarten Leader Heather Murphy. Children of various ages and needs explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together....

Cost: Free

Where:
Briar Chapel
Catullo Run/Briar Chapel Pkwy
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 919-274-7933
Contact Name: Heather Murphy
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Kids learn, explore and play outdoors, while doing a fun nature-based activity. Ages 18 mos-5 yrs with parent.

Cost: Free

Where:
Forest Hills Park - West End
504 E. Forest Hills Blvd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 919-806-7502
Contact Name: Kate Macartney
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Cost: Free

Where:
The Halle Cultural Center
237 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Families enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Take the family for a birthday party that includes face painting, balloon twisters, pony rides, soccer, art and music activities, games and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
The Goddard School
1162 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: The Goddard School
Telephone: 919-933-9022
Contact Name: Seema Naik
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Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
760 S.E Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. The class covers tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and...

Cost: $30

Where:
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: The Scrap Exchange
Telephone: 919-213-1278
Contact Name: Anna Graves
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Families enjoy a 45-minute interactive tour for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Free with "Art in Bloom" exhibit admission.

Cost: $13/members and $18/nonmembers. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Telephone: 919-839-6262
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Families enjoy a 45-minute interactive tour for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Free with "Art in Bloom" exhibit admission.

Cost: $13/members and $18/nonmembers. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Telephone: 919-839-6262
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Search for early wildflowers. Meet in front of Bond Park Community Center. All ages with adult. Advance registration required online.

Cost: $16/resident, $20/nonresident

Where:
Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Wander through the wetlands to net some macroinvertebrates, learn how to identify them and discuss their value in the aquatic environment. Wear clothing that can get wet. All ages. Advance...

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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Read plant-themed stories, paint colorful garden rocks, and learn how flowers and vegetables grow by planting seeds to take home. This program is perfect for families with children ages 4 and older.

Cost: Free

Where:
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, AL
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Budding photographers can take on photo missions designed to challenge their creativity and improve their photography skills. DSL and phone cameras encouraged. Wear comfortable shoes and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Joyner Park Amphitheater
701 Harris Rd.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Telephone: 559-281-0661
Contact Name: Brett Rounsaville

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See a show that benefits individuals in South Uganda. Students from  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Consolas; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
7713-51 Lead Mine Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Sponsor: Stage Door Dance Productions
Telephone: 919-720-3036
Contact Name: Chasta Hamilton Calhoun
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Find eggs in a swimming pool. An adult will need to enter the water with children 9 years old and younger.  Life jackets provided. Advance registration required online. Choose course...

Cost: $6-11

Where:
Campus Hills Pool
2000 S. Alston Ave.
Durham, NC
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Join Capitol staff for a unique glimpse of the state capitol building, a 19th-century treasure. Participants must be at least 10 years old and comfortable climbing stairs and being in confined...

Cost: $17/person

Where:
N.C. State Capitol
1 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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