9th Annual Rainbow of Heroes Walk to Benefit the Duke University
Hospital Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Center Duke Center for Living, Saturday, May 2, 2009, registration 9am -
Rainbow of Heroes is a walk commemorating and celebrating all the
Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant patients and their families.
Participants walk 5200 yards around the track at the Duke Center for Living.
Balloons are carried in honor or memory of patients who have been through or
are currently in the program. As a finale to the walk, there will be a giant
balloon release, creating a rainbow-colored skyline in honor of all these
brave heroes. During the day there are various activities and carnival
type games for kids of all age. Many of the area mascots stop by to visit.
A light breakfast and full lunch is provided for all participants. Walkers
raise money from various sponsors and compete for top fundraising prizes.
Over $540,000 has been raised over the past six years. Come out and
support this great cause.
Sat., May 1 and May 2, 2009
29th Annual Peakfest in Apex, NCEnjoy festivities in
downtown Apex celebrating the "Peak of Good Living." Food, arts
and crafts, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.
(Festival is held each year on the first Saturday in May.) From
the website: "This festival has grown from a small community day in
a school parking lot to an event which draws hundreds of vendors and over
25,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex. Every year, the Apex Festival
Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day. Children enjoy the
KidsZone area with rides and games, and artists and crafters provide lots of
shopping opportunities. Festival food like cotton candy, hoagies, and ice
cream is sure to please, but you must try some of the international fare
like Thai chicken, Chinese noodles and Greek gyros. Local talent and family
entertainment provide dance, song and comedy on the stages. The week of
activities includes a golf tournament, athletic contests, barbecues, and
shopping specials. Festival day begins with a pancake breakfast prepared and
served by the Apex Rotary Club in the historic Salem St. Fire Station."
For more information or to request a vendor application call the Apex
Festival Commission at 919 249-3402 or visit
Carrboro Day 2009 Carrboro Town Hall & Commons, Sunday, May 3, 2009, 12:45 - 7pm.
Enjoy live music and lots of family festivities all day long!
Activities include Mother Goose story telling, Family Crafts, Poetry
Reading, Family Games, Family Picnic Dinner (BYOP) and more! Also scheduled
are numerous outdoors/nature-based activities at Bolin Creek and Wilson Park
(including a Bird Walk, Geo-Hike, Wildflower Walk, Carrboro History &
Culture Walk, and more.more>
May 9, 2009
20th Annual Haw River Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009 1 - 6 p.m. at the old Bynum Bridge on the Haw River,
in Bynum, Chatham County.
Musicians, artists, giant puppets, and environmental and river
activities will be at the historic Bynum Bridge in Bynum, N.C. on May 12th
for the 18th annual celebration of the River! Admission fee $.
Bynum is off Hwy 15-501 about 12 miles south of Chapel Hill and 4 miles
north of Pittsboro. Take Bynum Road to the old Bynum Bridge and follow signs
From the Haw River Festival website
Celebrate the River in Bynum Sat. May 9,
1 - 6 pm at the Haw River Community Festival
* An exhibit and silent auction of art by nationally known folk artist,
Clyde Jones of Bynum, will take place.
* Haw River Festival T-shirts designed by Clyde will be on sale all day.
* Local artists will have works for sale.
Fun for kids!
* Kids can ?paint-your-own Clyde Jones critter cut-out? from 1:30 to
* Free Short Canoe Rides on the Haw for kids under 13 (parent-signed
waiver will be required) from 1 - 5 pm at Bynum Beach
* "River of Chalk" drawing on the Bynum Bridge
* Hands-on art and nature activities including the "Enviroscape"
* Puppet Parade
Food! There will be delicious food (and drinks), including vegetarian
options, for sale all day, by the great cooks at the Bynum Ruritan Club.
* River Monitoring demonstrations, from 2 to 4:30 pm at Bynum Beach, led
by Cynthia Crossen, HRA's River Watch Project Coordinator--our project
that monitors the Haw River and creeks with over 100 volunteers!
* Environmental and Community Booths: Many organizations that work to
protect the environment in our area will be on hand to share information
* Canoe Raffle! Tickets will be available at $1 each for a beautiful
canoe that will be raffled off at 5:00 pm.
* Sale of Native Streambank and Wetland Plants: Wildflowers, trees and
shrubs will be on sale all day from local Chatham native plant
nurseries, as a fundraiser for HRA.
* Guided Nature Walk through the Lower Haw River State Natural Area.
Directions: Bynum is located on the banks of the Haw River off of US
15-501, between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill.
From Chapel Hill (and points north), go south on 15-501 for about 12
miles and turn left onto Bynum Road (just after Allen and Son BBQ). Stay
on Bynum Rd and follow signs to parking and the Festival site.
From Pittsboro (and points south), take 15?501 north about 4 miles from
Pittsboro and turn right onto Bynum Road (before crossing the Haw River
on 15-501) and follow to dead end at river. Park on Bynum Beach Road and
walk across the Bynum pedestrian bridge to the festival site.
Sunday, May 12, 2007 is Mother's Day
May 9, 2009
Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour, 10am & 2pm, The Alexander
Dickson House, 150 E. King St. Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute
guided walking tour through its historic district. The tour features
historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries. $5. www.historichillsborough.org
Sun., May 16 and 17, 2009
Carolina Kids Expo & Baby Show
at the Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC. Entertainment, booths, prizes and more. Free admission.
Sun., May 16 and 17, 2009
Spring Festival, Raleigh, NC
Annual festival held during the third weekend of May in the Moore Square
Park area of downtown Raleigh features an art market in the streets, music
on two stages, and "kidsplosure" interactive visual art projects with
numerous free "make-and-take" activities (sculpture, painting and drawing)
for young children and their parents. A Kidsplosure Stage presents
entertainers geared specifically for children and families. Free.
Click here for more information or call (919) 832-8699 or the
information line at (919) 990-1158. www.artsplosure.org
Sun., May 16 and 17, 2009 - Further afield in Charlotte, NC
in Weddington, NC (just outside of Charlotte, NC)
Misty Meadows Farm, Charlotte, NC
Festivities begin Saturday, May 16th at 12:00 pm; drumming begins at 2:00
pm, May 16th and continues into the afternoon on Sunday, May 17th. rain or
The annual, weekend-long
drumSTRONG drum-a-thon festival raises funds for cancer initiatives both in
NC and nationally, and is fun for the whole family. Featuring musical
groups performing throughout the weekend, and non-stop drumming jam sessions
and lots of activities for kids - a wonderful time in a beautiful farm
setting for a great, united cause: BEAT cancer!
Taste of Durham Festival, Durham, NC
The Imperial Center, Emperor Blvd, Durham NC.
Sat. May 23, 20097. Annual Street Festival features restaurant food
sampling, international wine tasting, Triangle celebrity chef
demonstrations, international dance & entertainment, arts and performer
stages, kids corner, Triangle Idol karaoke contest, special festivities
showcasing international cultures. www.tasteofdurham.org/ (919) 572-6551.
Sun., May 23-24, 2009
ArtsFest, Wilmington, NC (much further afield - make it a fun
Spring beach weekend!) Downtown Wilmington, 2nd & Orange Streets 120 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Saturday, May 23, 2009 (10am - 6pm) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 (10am - 5pm) Annual Street Festival features music and arts displayed by artisans and
artists. For more information call 910-251-1788.
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