Triangle Weekend Offers Free Family Fun
Ready to head out for some Triangle family fun this weekend? If you're a new or expectant parent, join our meetupon Saturday, for parenting resources and lots of chances to win great prizes as part of our Online Baby Fair.
Elsewhere, your little ones will want to hang out with Curious George during a free story time. Teens interested in anime can enjoy film screenings and other activities. The Orange County Open Studio Tour invites you to view artists' creations in their studios. You can also attend fall festivals and holiday vendor shows to benefit great causes. Unless otherwise noted, you'll find details of these events, and lots of nature programs for kids, in our Daily Calendar.
On Friday at 10:50 a.m., the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Cary Family YMCA, at 101 YMCA Dr., will honor veterans at a flag-raising ceremony, and all ages are invited. 101 YMCA Dr., Cary. You'll find more ways to honor veterans in this roundup of resources for volunteering in the Triangle.
In Raleigh, on Friday celebrate the grand opening of the New Power2Play exhibit at Marbles Kids Museum. Power2Play focuses on fun activities-like skating, dancing, playing ball-that build healthy children and families. Guests from The Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Railhawks will be that at 11 a.m. You'll find details here.
Got a Curious George fan in your family? Head to the Barnes & Noble., located at 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., in Cary. at 7 p.m. Friday to see that mischievous monkey when he visits during a free story time. Don't forget your camera.
Would you like your kids to make pumpkin pancakes for you? Mmmmmmm, mmmmm. yes! S'Kids, at 5160 Sunset Lake Rd., #111, in Apex, is offering a kids cooking class at 11 a.m. Friday. See our Daily Calendar for details on pricing and how to pre-register.
Are you expecting or looking for the best resources for your baby? Attend our Online Baby Fair Meetup Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., for food, fun and baby's health news at Rex Pediatrics of Cary, located at 1515 S.W. Cary Pkwy., Ste. 220, in Cary. Meet local parents, get parenting tips and win prizes as part of Carolina Parent's Online Baby Fair. Visit www.carolinaparent.com/babyfair.
The Contemporary Art Museum, in Raleigh, will host FANime, a teen event, for young anime fans to enjoy film screenings, drawings and other anime-inspired activities from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. See our Daily Calendar for ticket prices and more information.
In Carrboro, enjoy the kid-friendly music of Elizabeth Mitchell at 11 a.m. Saturday at The ArtsCenter.
In Apex, the Fall Festival, from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, at S'Kids, located at 5160 Sunset Lake Rd., #111, invites you to take part in face painting, cake walk, sack races, apple bobbing and more. See our Daily Calendar for more details.
In Durham, the Fall Harvest, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Museum of Life and Science offers hands-on activities and a chance to meet local experts on agritourism, green living, sustainable farming and more. See my blog for details.
The Orange County Open Studio Tour runs Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, from noon-5 p.m., inviting folks to tour artists' studios across Orange County to view creations in sculpture, painting, basketry, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art and more. Children of all ages are welcome with adult supervision. SeeStudio Tours Showcase the Work of Triangle Artists.
Is your child gifted? On Saturday, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) of Wake County's Super Saturday event features an interactive day of courses for children in grades K-8 and who are members of PAGE, Saturday. It's happening at Meredith College, in Raleigh. Visit our Daily Calendar for details on cost and how to register.
Step Lively: A Walk for Hospice will hold a 2-mile walk that begins at 9 a.m. at The Offices at Wade, at Wade Park Blvd., in Raleigh. The entire event runs from 7:30 a.m.-noon, and you're invited to enjoy entertainment and food.
The 4th Annual Artists for Hope Show will run from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at The Angus Barn, in Raleigh. Get started on your holiday shopping or buy something for yourself. You'll find handmade jewelry, paintings, unique accessories and more, and the proceeds benefit Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness.
In Wake Forest, the CHERUBS Christmas Vendor Show from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at the Millroom at the Factory, offers another opportunity to shop for holiday gift items. Take kids to hear stories of Santa's faithful woodsman and enjoy photos with Santa. Proceeds help babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, Sara Grey and Kieron Means perform music from the United States and the British Isles in a free concert at the N.C. Museum of History's Daniels Auditorium, in Raleigh.
Peek into the past at the Weekend Mill Heritage Tours from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Yates Mill County Park, in Raleigh. View a presentation about the mill and then take a guided tour of the restored mill's first floor. Children ages 6 and under admitted free. See our See our Daily Calendar for more details.
Visit our Seasonal Fall Guide for more fun events, like family performances and exhibits, and are Things to Dopage.
Headed to the movies? Be sure to check Jean's Movie Choices for Kids first to see what's appropriate for your tot, tween or teen.