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January - December 2009

Fri., June 5 - Sun., June 14, 2009
Day Out with Thomas at the Tweetsie Railroad (much further afield in Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9900)
Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 14, 2009

Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas and Ride on the Real Thomas the Tank Engine!  Advance reservations required for the 25-minute Thomas ride.  Receive savings on other area attractions (such as Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock Park, Biltmore Estate, and discounts at the Mast General Store) with your Tweetsie Railroad Ticket.  $Tickets required.
Children 2 & under Free!  Order online or call toll-free 1-877-TWEETSIE. (1-877-893-3874).


Sat., June 6, 2009
Youth Fishing Rodeo (Orange County Recreation & Parks Dept.)
Saturday, June 6, 2009 
9am (registration at 9am; fishing at 9:30am; lunch at 11:15 am)-12:30pm
Strayhorn Pond, (Bob Strayhorn's Farm), Chapel Hill, located off New Hope Church R. & 86N.  Free admission.  Ages 3-15 years.  Rain date: Sunday, June 3, 2007. 
(919) 245-2660.


Sat., June 6, 2009
Herb, Garden, and Craft Festival at the Duke Homestead
Sat., June 6, 2009
, 10am-4pm
Enjoy a summer day at a historical outdoor herb festival featuring traditional herbal use displays, a wide variety of herb vendors, refreshments, and afternoon musical performances. Children can play historic games; visitors can also view craft demonstrations and purchase pottery, baskets, herbs, and more.  Free admission.
Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, NC.
(919) 477-5498.


Sat., June 6, 2009
7th Annual DISCOVERING MAGIC in the GARDEN at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens Totten Center
June 6, 2009, 10:00 am.
A day of activities for families...storytelling, treasure hunt, cloud-watching, a parade of fairies and wizards, and more.  If it rains, bring your umbrella!  Admission fee.  Call 919-962-0522 to pre-register.


Fri. - Sat., June 12 and June 13, 2009
Occaneechi-Saponi Spring 25th Annual PowWow Occaneechi Tribal Grounds, Daily Store Rd. 1 mile off NC 119 N, Mebane, NC.  (Take Exit 153 off I-85/40 and follow signs for NC119.)
See photos of Occaneechi powwows in prior years.
Friday, June 12, 2009 5-9pm, and Saturday, June 13, 2009, 10am - 9pm.
Admission fee $.
Learn about and experience traditional Native American culture, dance, art and handcrafting at the Annual Occaneechi-Saponi Spring PowWow.  Activities Include: Storytelling, traditional dance, outdoor cooking, village visits (life in the village), hunting, fishing and trapping, and lots more fun activities for the whole family.

(919) 304-3723.


Sat. - Sun., June 20 and 21, 2009
Fairy Fest (A brand new event presented by the North Carolina Renaissance Faire) -  (in prior years NC Renaissance Faire events were at the State Fairgrounds - NEW LOCATION in WAKE FOREST, NC in 2009) 13239 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC  27587 
Experience the magical world of fairies and mythical creatures along with artisans, dancing, live music and more!   See the North Carolina Renaissance Faire website for more information.
(800) 755-8004.

Find 16th Century Men's, Women's and Children's clothing; capes & Cloaks, costume patterns and more at, the official costume supplier of the North Carolina Renaissance Faire.  Children love to dress up; the North Carolina Renaissance Faire is a great opportunity to become a knight or princess or magician or fair maiden!


Sunday, June 21, 2009 is Father's Day!

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