Summer Bites, Bumps, Breaks and Bruises: How to Avoid or Treat Summertime Symptoms


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On May 20, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents. For those who missed this informative event, here's a transcript of the conversation!

Carolina Parent Magazine Welcome to the Carolina Parent and Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. "Summer Bites, Bumps, Breaks and Bruises" LIVE Facebook chat! Today we'll be talking with Dr. Russell Homan and Dr. Walker Robinson about kids' summertime health and wellness! READERS: Ask a question as a comment below this post and don't forget to refresh your page! Welcome, Drs. Homan and Robinson! Onto the first question: What should be included in a family first-aid kit?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. First, thank you Carolina Parent for having us on your Facebook chat. We think it would be helpful to have bandaids, soap, ACE bandage, Benadryl, tweezers, topical antibiotic, hand sanitizer, pain medicine, sunscreen, scissors, and gauze.

Carolina Parent Magazine We had a couple of mosquito questions from readers come in: "I read that drinking vinegar daily will keep the mosquitos away. That the mosquitos and smell it in your body and it keeps them away, is that true?" And another: "I read that by taking a daily Zyrtec, I'm less susceptible to get mosquitos bites. Is that true?" Could you please address both of these "tricks"?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. We could not find any scientific studies to suggest that vinegar or Zyrtec consumption repels mosquitos. We suggest that kids NOT drink vinegar daily to prevent mosquito bites.
Lauren Isaacs I think I just won a bet between me and my husband!

bumps_001.jpgCarolina Parent Magazine Claire from Durham asks, "What are the 5 big things that send families to ER or Urgent Care?"
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. The 5 most common things that send people to the ER or Urgent Care are broken bones, cuts requiring stitches, asthma flares, prolonged fever, and severe abdominal pain. But we also want you to know that most of these issues are best evaluated by the child's primary care physician, and many of these issues can be dealt with at your local clinic.
Carolina Parent Magazine What about bounce houses? Should those be avoided at parties?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. There has been a recent study showing that bounce houses are roughly as dangerous as trampolines. But the primary injuries seem to happen when jumpers of different sizes and ages are jumping together. It is important to say that the American Academy of Pediatrics has a statement against trampoline use.

Lauren Isaacs What are the signs of babies with heat stroke? What should first-time moms look for?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. First, we would emphasize that babies younger than 6 months should be out of direct sunlight for long periods of time. If concerned for heat stroke (which, by the way, is extremely uncommon), watch for extreme irritability and fatigue. You could also take the baby's temperature, and if > 100, remove from the heat and bring them indoors.
Lauren Isaacs Thank you! My baby girl is almost 8 months and very pale! She minds the heat.
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. My wife (Dr. Homan) suggests letting babies play in a inflatable baby pool under an umbrella. This works great at the beach.
Carolina Parent Magazine Is there a maximum time that babies should be on the beach in bright sun on a hot day even if they are under an umbrella?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. It's definitely safer to keep the child out of the sun between 10am and 4pm, but if your baby is happy, laughing, and having a good time, then just keep playing in the sun.
Lauren Isaacs Thank you! All great information.

Lauren Isaacs We plan on going to the pool a lot this summer. Do I need to bathe my 8-month-old after a day at the pool? Also, do I need to bathe her at night after a regular day where she's worn sunscreen? I'm just unsure about how long chlorine and sunscreen should be on my baby's sensitive skin.
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Lauren, it is a good idea to wash sunblock off because it can be absorbed into the skin. We are not aware of any health problems related to leaving chlorine on the skin--besides dryness. I would try giving her a bath after going to the pool, and make sure you apply moisturizer after the bath. If you notice her skin drying up, try cutting back on baths, or try a thick cream or ointment like Aquaphor or Eucerin.
Lauren Isaacs Ok so baths after a day of sunblock and the pool!

Megan Toth Haven Hi! It's not a bite/bump/bruise question, just a summer question. What sunscreen do you recommend for a 3-year-old with super sensitive skin and horrible eczema? Everything we use tends to make his skin break out.
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. If sunscreen has caused a rash on your child in the past, consider avoiding Oxybenzone containing sunscreens. You may want to try titanium oxide or zinc oxide sunscreens.
Lauren Isaacs Megan, I have a baby with sensitive skin, too! Good question.

Myra Wright My oldest son ended up with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever several years ago following a tick bite, so I'm very aware of the dangers some bug bites can pose. However, I'm also concerned about covering my kids in DEET every time they step outside. Are there any natural alternatives to keeping these pesky bugs away?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Hello Myra. DEET is very safe unless used at high concentrations (>30%) almost every day. A natural alternative is PMD from the oil of lemon eucalyptus. At least for mosquitos is almost as good as DEET, so it probably has some tick repellant qualities.
Regina Alston What does PMD mean? Can you buy lemon and eucalyptus oil and mix it to make your own mixture?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. It is the active ingredient in the oil of lemon eucalyptus. Brand names include Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Lotion and Spray Lotion and Survivor Lemor Eucalyptus Insect Repellant. Also a lower concentration is found in Off! Botanical Insect Repellant.
Regina Alston Thank you. This is helpful.

Carolina Parent Magazine Gary in Durham wrote in: "In the event that your child does suffer a sunburn, what do you do to soothe the burn and bring some relief? How do you know when a bad burn becomes sun poisoning and you need to consult a physician?"
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. If you notice that you or your child's skin is appearing red, you can't reverse the damage, but aloe vera-based gels, calamine lotion, or cool soaks may help with discomfort. Teens can try ibuprofen for pain control. Any ruptured blisters should be washed with gentle soap and water and can be covered with saline-soaked gauzes-don't pop blisters! If you child's skin is already burned, we recommend wearing a hat and a long-sleeve shirt for the remainder of the trip and if possible staying out of the sun.
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. If you child has severe sunburn and is acting cranky or very tired it would be good for him/her to see a physician, especially if much of the body is involved. Also, blisters can get infected, so watch for increasing redness, pain, or discharge.

Carolina Parent Magazine A Carolina Parent staff member would like to know: When you child is outside at camp all day, how much do they really need to be drinking in order to stay hydrated?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. We think the child should have the opportunity to drink water at least 30 minutes. If water is readily available, the child's thirst should keep him/her hydrated.

Carolina Parent Magazine Megan in Raleigh asks: How do you tell a tick bite from a regular bug bite?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Megan, there is no good way to tell bites apart once the tick has been removed. If you see a red round or oval-shaped rash develop around the bite, then you should assume tick bite and have your child seen by his/her pediatrician.

Carolina Parent Magazine Mark H. in Apex asks: What's the best way to treat swimmer's ears?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Specific preventive measures for those who engage in water sports include use of ear plugs, shaking the ear dry after swimming, and blow drying the ear after water exposure (placing the blow dryer on a low setting 12 inches away from the ears). Drops containing alcohol and/or acetic acid (vinegar) help to dry the ear, prevent skin breakdown, and re-acidify the ear canal, but it is unclear if any type of treatment prevents recurrence of swimmer's ear. Persistent pain or discharge should be evaluated by a physician.

Carolina Parent Magazine Amy in North Raleigh would like to know: How do you know when cuts need stitches?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. This is a challenging question. We would generally say that a cut is more likely to require stitches if the edges aren't touching, the deeper the wound, wounds that cross over a joint, areas of skin that are under a lot of tension (i.e. on the face). If you have any concern that it might need stitches, please contact your primary care provider.

Carolina Parent Magazine Amy from Chapel Hill wrote in: "How do you know if your child is suffering from heat stroke or sun injuries?"
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. First, a quick primer on terminology. Heat stroke is an extreme heat injury where the body can't regulate its own temperature and various organ systems (including the brain) stop working appropriately. Much more commonly, children have heat exhaustion. This can come from too much time out in the sun, and is usually characterized with more fatigue, fussiness, and thirst. Usually providing an ample supply of water will help those with heat exhaustion perk back up within 30 minutes.

Carolina Parent Magazine Roger from Apex asks: "What's the best sunscreen to use? What degree of SPF?"
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Remember to apply sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every 2 hrs. "Broad Spectrum" SPF 30 is good for playing outside. You don't get much better protection above 30 SPF, though the sunscreen gets thicker. "Broad Spectrum" means the sunscreens protects against UVA1, UVA2, and UVB and should contain Avobenzone, Zinc Oxide, or Titanium Dioxide.

Beth Poland Shugg Here's a question about teens: How safe is accutane? We struggled for a long time about whether to let our son take it but we finally decided to do it and his face is clearing up very nicely as he is entering the 4th month of treatment. I worry, though, about any long-term side effects he may incur. Can you offer your opinion this?
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. We think that Accutane is very effective and quite safe under the supervision of a dermatologist. Most importantly for teenage females of reproductive age, it is critical that they not get pregnant while on Accutane, as there are significant effects of Accutane on the growing fetus. Other long-term side effects are minimal and rare.

Beth Poland Shugg In 2000, I contracted Lyme's Disease from a deer tick in Georgia, of all places. I came down with a fever, rash and other telling symptoms less than a week later, so I rushed to my doctor who wisely put me on two rounds of Doxycycline while we waited for the CDC results to come back. She initially thought it was Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever but it came back as Lyme's. I think I caught it early enough to get rid of it but often wonder if it lingers in some way. Do you know if it's possible to completely get rid of Lyme's or will it always linger in some way? Of course now I worry that my kids will get it and stay on guard for the symptoms whenever we are in the woods or other forested areas.
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Thanks for the question, Beth. Sorry to hear about your Lyme story. As far as we are aware, there are no Lyme disease contacts traceable to ticks in the Triangle area. But watching for signs of bulls-eye rash, fever, and headache. Also we strongly recommend using DEET at 30% as a tick repellant. In terms of chronic Lyme disease, this is a hotly debated topic. Data suggests that one round of doxycycline for Lyme treatment is ample for total course of treatment.
Beth Poland Shugg Very good to hear! Since I received 2 rounds I think I'm good to go.

Carolina Parent Magazine One last question if there is time for it! "My kids go to summer camp, what should I be worrying about?" A classic "Mom" question!
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. We suggest enjoying your time without your children, as long as you've communicated any special needs or chronic illnesses your children may have. Normal attention to hydration, sun protection, and daily tick checks are helpful.

Carolina Parent Magazine Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Homan and Dr. Robinson! This was a great chat just in time for the unofficial kick-off to summer this weekend. For more information about Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A., go to chapelhillpeds.com.
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. Thank you for hosting us! Thank you parents for your questions. We post to our Chapel Hill Pediatrics Facebook page a few times per week with similarly practical answers to common questions.
Carolina Parent Magazine Good to know there's a resource out there for kids' summertime health and wellness questions! Thank you,Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A.!
Brenda Larson Great information! Thank you Dr. Homan and Dr. Robinson and Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A.

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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Our Growga Kids class for ages 5-10 is designed to improve body awareness, mindfulness, and encourage the development of communication and social skills. Please note this class takes place...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mt. Willing Road
Efland, NC  27243
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Sponsor: Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
Telephone: 919-304-2178
Contact Name: Erica Romkema
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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

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Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
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Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

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Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
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Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
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When is a stick not a stick? (When it is a caterpillar that looks like a twig.) Many plants and animals play tricks on each other – they look or act like something other than what they really...

Cost: FREE. Registration is required.

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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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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Great Blue Herons can be seen every day at Lake Crabtree. Learn all about these amazing birds, including how they catch fish, where they nest, and more! We'll practice catching fish, make a...

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
Website »

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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

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Holly Springs native Jasmine Brown is on a mission to help improve the staggeringly low financial literacy proficiency rates among North Carolina high school graduates and has written a book - The...

Cost: Free to attend; book retails for $17.95

Where:
Our Moments In Time
205 South Main Street
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Contact Name: FACTS for Youth
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Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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Join park staff for a fun, informal fishing experience. Bring your own poles or borrow one of ours through the Tackle Loaner Program. Bait and basic instruction are provided. Fishing is catch and...

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
Website »

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
View map »


Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

More information

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

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


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
View map »


Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

More information

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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I am a mom and retired CPA who is passionate about teaching teens about the high cost of their choices. I teach a fun, interactive "Game of Life meets Dave Ramsey" class that has teens experience...

Cost: $225

Where:
Hope Community Church- Apex
2080 E Williams Street
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Beyond Personal Finance
Contact Name: Charla McKinley
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Short class advertising for local class   I am a mom and retired CPA who is passionate about teaching teens about the high cost of their choices. I teach a fun, interactive "Game of Life meets...

Cost: $225

Where:
Hope Community Church- Apex
2080 E Williams Street
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Beyond Personal Finance
Contact Name: Charla McKinley
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Short class advertising for local class   I am a mom and retired CPA who is passionate about teaching teens about the high cost of their choices. I teach a fun, interactive "Game of Life meets...

Cost: $225

Where:
Hope Community Church- Apex
2080 E Williams Street
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Beyond Personal Finance
Contact Name: Charla McKinley
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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

More information

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
View map »


Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

More information

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Raleigh! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout...

Cost: $11

Where:
500 S Salisbury St
raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

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


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
View map »


Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

More information

The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge + Growga are excited to offer outdoor yoga classes this spring!   The Little Sprouts Growga program is for ages 2-5. They learn basic mindfulness elements...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mt. Willing Road
Efland, NC  27243
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Sponsor: The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
Telephone: 919-304-2178
Contact Name: Erica Romkema
Website »

More information

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 »

More information

We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

More information

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The park comes alive after dark! Let the moon guide your way as we stroll around the pond in search of these night-time critters. Play fun games and try to catch some nocturnal bugs! Don't forget a...

Cost: FREE. Registration required for everyone; children must have adult accompaniment

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
View map »


Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

More information

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Raleigh! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout...

Cost: $11

Where:
500 S Salisbury St
raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Website »

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  Meet at the Waterwise Garden (first parking lot on right) Join our bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
View map »


Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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PARENTS JOIN OUR DHHS APPROVEDCPR/AED & First Aid Certification ClassesFoster parents are required to be CPR & First Aid certified. Parents, bring your child to class with you. Children 10 years...

Cost: 50-80

Where:
Holly Springs, NC
1001 Silverstone Way
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Save A Life Now Training Center LLC
Telephone: 919-215-6942
Contact Name: Valentina Cordoba
Website »

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Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

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


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

PARENTS JOIN OUR DHHS APPROVEDCPR/AED & First Aid Certification ClassesFoster parents are required to be CPR & First Aid certified. Must register in advance. Space is limited. Parents, bring your...

Cost: 50-80

Where:
Holly Springs, NC
1001 Silverstone Way
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Save A Life Now Training Center LLC
Telephone: 919-215-6942
Contact Name: Valentina Cordoba
Website »

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Enjoy a wonderful springtime Brunch with the Bunny and photo op on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Patterson Farm Market & Tours. Our Brunch with the Bunny is always a popular event! Tickets must be...

Cost: Ages 2 – 6: $10.00 includes tax Ages 6 – 12: $12.00 includes tax Ages: 13 – 54

Where:
Patterson Farm Inc. Market and Tours
10390 Caldwell Road
Mount Ulla, NC  28125
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Sponsor: Patterson Farm Inc. Market and Tours
Telephone: 704-636-4005
Contact Name: Megan Hedrick
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Opportunities to explore all 4 levels of the mill don’t happen often! Learn the history of milling in North Carolina, test your mill trivia, and discover what interesting machinery is preserved...

Cost: $10/Adult; $8/Senior (ages 60+); $6/Child (ages 10-16);Registration is required

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

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Beavers are such busy creatures and have many unique features that allow them to survive in their aquatic world. Learn about their special adaptations through our "Build a Beaver" program then walk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Join us for an egg-cellent time on the farm Saturday, April 4 & 11,  2020 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore the farm while you hunt for eggs and enjoy spring farm fun activities. Search for 12...

Cost: $10.00 for Hunters $7.00 for Non-Egg Hunters $6.00 for Non-Egg Hunters Senior (A

Where:
Patterson Farm Inc. Market and Tours
10390 Caldwell Road
Mount Ulla, NC  28125
View map »


Sponsor: Patterson Farm Inc. Market and Tours
Telephone: 704-636-4005
Contact Name: Megan Hedrick
Website »

More information

Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
View map »


Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

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The Town of Holly Spring's annual spring event, Spring Fling, is taking on a new location that has a nice ring to it. This year’s Spring Fling at Ting! will take place on Saturday, April 4 from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ting Park Baseball Stadium
1151 N. Main St.
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Town of Holly Springs
Contact Name: Rachel Downey

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Many wildflowers bloom in spring.  Join us for a leisurely hike through our fields and woods as we learn to recognize some blooming beauties and appreciate their stories. Age: 5yrs. and up;...

Cost: $2

Where:
Annie Louis Wilkerson. MD Nature Preserve Park
5229 Awls Haven Dr
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Bryan England
Website »

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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 »

More information

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 (60+ yrs), $3/Child (7-16yrs), Free/Child (6yrs & younger)

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

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Bring the whole family for this fun interactive Growga family class. Siblings and parents come together for a fun Growga hour, combining elements of our Little Sprouts and Growga Kids programs...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mt. Willing Road
Efland, NC  27243
View map »


Sponsor: Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
Telephone: 919-304-2178
Contact Name: Erica Romkema
Website »

More information

We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

More information

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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Garner Sports League Opening Day Ceremony will be held at South Garner Park at 9am on Saturday April 4, 2020.  Come join us as we kick off the Spring season for recreational baseball, fast-pitch...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
South Garner Park
1210 Poole Drive
Garner, NC  27529
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Topper the Bunny can’t wait to see you at the 5th Annual Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt at Hubb’s Farm in Clinton, NC, features age-appropriate egg hunts with a grand finale airplane egg drop at 3pm...

Cost: 10

Where:
Hubb's Farm
10276 US HWY 421 N
Clinton, NC  28328
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Sponsor: Hubb's Farm
Telephone: 910-564-6709
Contact Name: Tammy Peterson
Website »

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