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January 2005
Night of Dec. 31 - Jan 1st
First Night Raleigh
Annual family-friendly New Year's celebration held in downtown Raleigh.  Admission "buttons" which participants wear pinned to their coats or hats go on sale over Thanksgiving weekend at over 70 outlets, including Harris Teeter stores in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Click here for more information.
(919) 832-8699.

Click here for First Night Raleigh 2006.

 

Sat. and Sun., January 15 & 16, 2005
51st Antique & Collectible Toy-Doll & Hobby Show.  250 tables of modern to antique toys & collectibles, dolls, Barbie, Nascar, action figures, western toys, comics, coins, etc. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 10-4. Admission $5, ages 15 & under free.
Raleigh, NC State Fairgrounds, Scott Building
(919) 553-4285.

 

Sun., January 16, 2005
8th Annual Baby Bazaar Rocks the Triangle
The place to be for new and expectant parents on Sunday, January 16 is Baby Bazaar 2005! Sponsored by Rex Family Birth Center and Sunny 93.9 radio, the event will take place at Embassy Suites in Cary (201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., off Harrison Avenue & I-40), the Baby Bazaar will be open from 12 pm - 3 pm. Both new and expectant parents can stroll and visit vendors, learn helpful new-parent information, meet experts from Rex Family Birth Center, collect free samples and register for great baby-related door prizes.  Admission to the Expo is FREE.  Small, new baby items will be collected to benefit moms in need at the Rex Family Birth Center booth. All proceeds will benefit the Women's Center of Raleigh.

If your business is interested in exhibiting at the Baby Expo, please contact Jinnie Forsythe with Clear Channel Raleigh/Sunny 93.9 at (919) 874-9828.

 

Fri., Sat. and Sun., January 21 - 23, 2005
Kids Exchange Consignment Sale & Parent Fair at the Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds.  Kids' stuff consignment sale (95,000 sq. feet!) provides a great opportunity   Consignor-only shopping day is Jan. 20, 9 am - 5 pm; public sale is Fri. Jan. 21 and Sat. Jan 22 from 9 am - 5 pm and Sun., Jan. 23 from 10 am - 5 pm.  (See online brochure for detailed directions and for more information.)
website: www.KidsExchange.net.
(919) 848-5072.

 

Sat. and Sun., January 29 - 30, 2005
14th Annual Astronomy Days at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, "MARSAPALOOZA," 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC  27601.
Presented in collaboration with the Raleigh Astronomy Club, events feature  NASA's Mars Exploration Exhibit (including a full-scale working replica of the rover and 2000 square ft of interactive stations); NASA's Aerospace Traveling Exhibit Bus; NASA Scientists will discuss what it is like to work on the Mars Exploration Mission; Rockets! (some over 15 feet tall).  Sat. January 29, 9 am ? 5 pm; Sun., January 30 12 ? 5 pm.  Free. 
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February 2005
Weds., February 2, 2005
Groundhog Day Event at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC  27601.
Watch Groundhog Sir Walter Wally emerge from his winter home.  If he sees his shadow, we'll have another six weeks of winter! Learn about groundhogs and hibernation, meet live animals, and discover how they make it through the winter. Weds., February 2, 10 am ? 3 pm. 
(919) 733-7450 or toll-free (877)4NATSCI.

 

Fri., February 4, 2005
First Friday at NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC  27601.

Enjoy exhibits, food and a free "Natural Horror Picture Show" movie from 5 - 9 pm every First Friday of the month at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  This Friday the movie will be "The Angry Red Planet" (1960), starting at 7 pm.  (Description of the film from the Museum's website:  "The first manned spacecraft to Mars brings back tales of danger, man-eating plants, and a bat-rat-spider-crab monster. Presented in psychedelic Cinemagical color. Arrive early for a film short from the A/V Geeks archive."  Also featured will be live music with The Foyer at 5:30 pm; beverages and snacks will be available from the Acro Cafe.
(919) 733-7350, ext. 302 or toll-free 877-4NATSCI.


Fri. - Mon., February 11-14, 2005
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, RBC Center, Raleigh.  From February 11 - February 14 , Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey? transforms the RBC Center with the all-new 134th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth!  Meet the clowns and animals at the Three Ring Adventure? one hour before showtime.  Click link for more information and tickets.
Sat., February 19, 2005
Revolutionary War Era Re-enactment of British General Lord Cornwallis's Hillsborough Encampment - See regiments of British soldiers, Loyalist troops and camp followers as they set up camp on the grounds of the Alexander Dickson House/Orange County Visitors Center. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE.
150 E. King St., Hillsborough. 
(919) 732-7741

 

Sat. and Sun., February 19 and 20, 2005
Third Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show
Wonderful, fun event featuring colorful and whimsical artwok from some of the Southeast's most renowned folk artists, live music, food, drinks and an art-car exhibition.
In the Fearrington Village Barn, 8 miles south of Chapel Hill on US 15-501.
www.fearrington.com
(919) 542-2121.
Weds. through Sat., February 23 - 26, 2005
UNC Carolina Jazz Festival - Journey Into Swing
Jazz concerts and jam sessions are scheduled in various venues (UNC and East Chapel Hill High School auditoriums as well as area restaurants) throughout the week.

Click here for the schedule and more information.
(919) 962-1039.

 

Sat., February 26, 2005
LEGO-Palooza at the Morehead Planetarium
The North Carolina LEGO Users Group will showcase their LEGO models and provide an opportunity for children to experiment with making their own LEGO models from 10 am - 4 pm at the Morehead Planetarium.
(919) 962-1236.

 

Sun., February 27, 2005
Union Brothers Concert (Male A Cappella Choir from Haiti)
Performance at 5 pm at the New Hope Presbyterian Church.  Free and open to the public.  (919) 942-4710.

 

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March 2005
Fri., March 4, 2005 
First Friday at NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC  27601.  Enjoy exhibits, food and a free "Natural Horror Picture Show" movie (typically old classics and sci-fi movies ) from 5 - 9 pm every First Friday of the month at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Click link for the Museum's calendar to find out what movie will be showing (Free).

 

Sat., March 12, 2005
Reptile and Amphibian Day at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC  27601.
(919) 733-7350, ext. 302 or toll-free (877) 4NATSCI
Saturday, March 12, 9 am ?5 pm.  Discover snakes, lizards, crocodilians, turtles, frogs, toads and salamanders from around the world. More details to be announced.

 

Sat., March 12, 2005
St. Patrick's Day Parade,  Downtown Raleigh, 12:00 pm

 

13th Annual Day Camp Fair at University Mall
201 S. Estes Drive, Between 15/501 Bypass South/Fordham Boulevard & Franklin St.
(919) 967-6934.  Saturday, March 12, 2005, 10am-2pm.  Over 25 Exhibitors.

Sat., March 12 - April 3, 2005
Birdhouses on Parade at the Carolina Inn. Birdhouses and feeders handcrafted by North Carolina artists will be on display at the Inn, and numerous Spring-themed events are scheduled.  Visit www.carolinainn.com or call (919) 913-1010 for more information.

 

Weds., March 16, 2005
Garden Story Time at NC Botanical Gardens.
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Story time at 3pm, for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Explore in the garden after story time.

 

Sat., March 19, 2005
Orange County Egg Hunt Celebration for ages 2-10).
At Riverview Park, behind the Orange County Court House in Hillsborough.  Festivities from 9:30 am - 12pm (rain or shine); Egg hunt begins at 10:30 am.  Egg hunts and prizes for three age categories; Flow Circus performances.

 

Sat., March 19, 2005
Spring Horseshoe Tournament.
Anderson Community Park, N.C. 54, Carrboro.  (919) 918-7364.
Registration begins at 8:30am; tournament begins as 10 am.

 

Sat., March 26, 2005
Preservation Society of Chapel Hill Easter Egg Hunt
Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill.  (919) 942-7818.
For children ages 8 and under; 10am.  Bring a basket or bag for gathering eggs!  Children will be divided into age groups to search in separate areas for 1,000 eggs stuffed with candy.  There will also be ten special prize eggs to be redeemed for special prizes such as stuffed animals.  Also planned for the event are games, contests, spelling bees, egg races, and "bowling for bunnies" events.  Free; donations accepted.

 

Children's Etiquette Luncheon at the Carolina Inn.
11:30 am - 1:15 pm; for children ages 8-12; $35 per child. Cecilia Budd Grimes will return to host this five-course dining tutorial.  Each participant receives a certificate of accomplishment and a copy of the LIttle Book of Etiquette.
www.carolinainn.com
(919) 913-1010.

Sat., March 26 - April 3, 2005
The North Carolina Renaissance Faire, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
www.ncrenfaire.com/index.php
(919) 755-8004
Admission: $12 Adults $6 Children 5-12 & Seniors 65+ Under 5 Free
Hours:  10am - 6pm, March 26th, April 2nd & 3rd; 1pm - 6:30pm - March 27th (Easter Sunday)

 

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April 2005
Sat., April 2 - Sun. April 3, 2005
The North Carolina Renaissance Faire, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
www.ncrenfaire.com/index.php
(919) 755-8004.

Admission: $12 Adults $6 Children 5-12 & Seniors 65+ Under 5 Free
Hours:  10am - 6pm, March 26th, April 2nd & 3rd; 1pm - 6:30pm - March 27th (Easter Sunday)

 

Sat., April 2, 2005
"Kids, Cameras and Classics", Meymandi Concert Hall, BTI Center, Raleigh, NC.
Young people, cameras and live classical music performed by the North Carolina Symphony are all part of this amazing concert.  The concert features beautiful music paired with the photochoreography of James Westwater. Kids may see their own pictures from the NC State Fair included in this program. Pictures will be projected onto a giant panoramic screen.  Click link for ticket information.
website:  www.ncsymphony.com
(919) 733-2750.

 

Sat., April 2, 2005
Polish American Club of the Triangle Polish Festival, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh, NC.
Polish food, Polish dance performances at 1pm and 3pm; Polka Plus Band and dancing from 12 noon - 4pm.  Polish Market Booth and activities for children.  Admission is FREE.  www.polamrtp.com
(919) 929-1244.

 

Sun., April 3, 2005
Polish American Club of the Triangle Polish Festival, UNC-Chapel Hill Hanes Art Center Auditorium, 12 noon - 6pm.   
12 noon - 1:30 pm reception;Polish food, art exhibit; Polish Film Festival 1:30pm - ""Segment 76"; 4pm - "Squint Your Eyes" (Donation suggested.)
www.polamrtp.com
(919) 929-1244.

 

Sun., April 3, 2005
CampFest 2005 - Bluegrass Festival at New Hope Camp and Conference Center, 4805 Highway 86, Chapel Hill.
Sunday, April 3, 2005, 3:30 - 7:30pm
Features three local bluegrass bands ("Kickin' Grass", "Barefoot Manner", and "Polecat Creek"), hot dogs, and ice cream.  Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!  (Alcohol-free event.) Tickets at the gate: $15 adults, $10 children 10 and under.
www.newhopeccc.org
(919) 942-4716

 

Thurs. -Sun., May 5 - 8, 2005
Third Annual Airlie Arts Festival
Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. (910) 798-7700
May 5 - 8, 2005
Features music, children's art pavilion, food, and of course, talented artists and artisans working in a variety of media and forms, including oils, watercolors, sculpture, textile, ceramics and photography. (An artist's work must be accepted by a panel of distinguished jurors in order for an artist to participate in the show.)  Admission fee charged.

Tues.- Sat. April 4 - 9, 2005
8th Annual "Picture This" Photography Exhibit and Auction at Exploris, Raleigh
Exhibit: Tuesday through Saturday, April 4 - 9, 2005, 9 am - 5 pm; Auction Event: Saturday April 9 from 8pm - 11 pm.
Weeklong exhibit of photographs by some of North Carolina's best photographers and artists at the Exploris Museum in Raleigh.  The artwork displayed at the event may be purchased with a percentage of sales benefiting Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina.  Exhibit culminates in the ?Picture This? evening auction on Saturday, April 9th from 8pm until 11pm where adult guests will enjoy live music, hors d'oeurvres, and beverages. There will be silent and live auctions featuring a variety of items including airline tickets, restaurant gift certificates and sporting events tickets. Proceeds support the efforts of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in its work to strengthen families and protect children. For tickets call: 829-8009 or click here.

Exploris address and telephone:
201 East Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 834-4040

 

Weds., April 6 - Sun., April 10, 2005
58th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC (much further afield)
Wednesday, April 6 - Sunday, April 10, 2005
Features arts, music (including Travis Tritt on April 6th and Hootie & The Blowfish on April 9th), parade, street fair, circus, celebrities, home and garden tours, concerts, and more.  Events take place in historic downtown Wilmington and at area beaches.  Click here for schedule of events.

Sat., April 9, 2005 
Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand
Saturday,
April 9, 2005, 7:30 pm.  All audiences.  Tickets $10, $12.

Carrboro Arts Center, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, NC  27510.  www.artscenterlive.org 
(919) 929-2787.

 

Sat., April 16, 2005 
Music by Johnette Downing
Saturday,
April 16, 2005, 11:00 am.  Pre-K to 3rd grade.  Tickets $6.

Carrboro Arts Center, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, NC  27510.  www.artscenterlive.org 
(919) 929-2787.  

 

Sat., April 16, 2005 
Tour de Pickle Bicycle Ride (further afield in Mount Olive, NC)
Saturday,
April 16, 2005.  25, 50 and 75-mile rides.  Registration starts at 8:00am in the Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Distribution Center parking lot, corner of Northeast Church Road and North Center Street. Cost:  $20.00 pre-registration; $30.00 day of the event.  (Fee includes official Tour de Pickle T-shirt and more.)  For complete information, see the official Tour de Pickle website: www.geocities.com/tour_de_pickle 
or call Dave at (919) 658-5697.
The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce - (919) 658-3113.

 

Sat., April 16, 2005 
Butterfly Bash celebrating Magic Wings at the Museum of Life and Science
Sat., April 16, 2005, 10am-4pm.  Butterfuly costume parade at 2pm; costume workshops 11:15am and 1pm.  Bug Hunt Expeditions (special train to the woodland insect safari).  Bug races, make and take art, art walk contest garden art sales, guided tours and more.
Museum of LIfe and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham NC. 
(919) 220-5429.

 

Sun., April 17, 2005 
Apple Chill Street Fair - 33rd Year!
Sunday, April 17, 2005, 1pm - 8pm
Arts & Crafts Street Fair features arts & crafts for sale, entertainment/music, a kids' zone (moon bounce, rock climbing wall, giant slides, and other fun activities), exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum, motorcycle & car display, and food.

Downtown Chapel Hill (East and West Franklin St.)

Thurs. - Sun., April 21-24, 2005
3rd Annual Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance,
Silk Hope, NC (near Pittsboro)

Thursday - Sunday,
April 21-24, 1pm - 8pm
4 days, 4 stages!  An all-ages family-friendly event featuring great music (blues, bluegrass, african, reggae, country, latin, native american, roots rock, zydeco), on-site camping, foods, arts, crafts, dance, workshops, poetry slam, kids area (face painting, bubbles, drawing crafts, puppets, "Earth" ball, parachute games, make your own jewelry, clown, Mother Goose story telling and more!), dance tent. Weekend and day tickets available, click here for ticket information. There is also a Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in the Fall (October).

Shakori Hills Farm, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Silk Hope, NC (18 miles southwest of Chapel Hill in Chatham County, North Carolina).  www.grassrootsfest.org/Shakori/
(919) 542-8142

Fri. - Sat., April 22-23, 2005
19th Annual North Carolina Pickle Festival in Mount Olive
(further afield - about a two hour drive from Chapel Hill; 90 minutes from Raleigh)

Friday - Saturday,
April 22-23
A family-friendly festival celebrating the pickle and featuring music, classic cars, bikes, games, food, carnival rides, a 5K run,
Downtown, from 8am - 6pm, there will be Carnival Rides, Pig and Duck Races, Free Mt. Olive Pickles, and the special Children's Area, which will include Pony Rides, the Pickle Derby, balloons, Paint a Pickle, Push a Pickle, decorate your own hat, Cuke Toss, face painting, fingernail painting/hair spray, Put the Feet on Pickle Pete, make your own bracelet or necklace, and a petting zoo!  Also guess the number of pickles in the pickle jar (winner receives a prize!)

Trivia:  Did you know that North Carolina is the second largest producer of cucumbers for pickles in the United States?


Directions:  www.moachamber.com/Chamber.html  (The Mount Olive Area is in the coastal plain of North Carolina, between the Piedmont and the Atlantic Ocean.)
(919) 658-3113.

 

Sat. - Sun., April 23-24, 2005
10th Annual CFSA Piedmont Farm Tour (Carolina Farm Stewardship Association)
Saturday - Sunday, April 23-24, 2005.
Learn more about organic produce and pasture-raised livestock!  Enjoy educational and entertaining tours of small family farms raising a wide range of flora and fauna including flowers, organic fruits and vegetables, free-range chickens and pasture-raised cows.  Also demonstrations such as yarn spinning; sample ice cream at Maple View Farm.  Purchase a "support local farms" button and visit any of 30 or so farms on the tour located in Alamance, Orange, Durham, Chatham and Lee counties.  Admission:  $25.00 per car.

www.carolinafarmstewards.org
(919) 542-2402.

 

Sat. - Sun., April 23-24, 2005
Bennet Place State Historic Site in Durham, NC
Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24.  Surrender Reenactment and 140th Anniversary Commemoration. Costumed interpreters will portray the Bennett family, and a surrender negotiation vignette between Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Gen. William T. Sherman will be performed throughout the day. Living History interpreters demonstrate soldier life and home front activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Bennet Place Regular Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Bennett Place, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham, NC 27705
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bennett/bennett.htm
(919) 383-4345

April 23, 2005 is Earth Day!
 

Fri., April 29, 2005

Living History Tea "A Day in the Life of a Burwell School Student", Hillsborough, NC
Friday, April 29, 2005.
Visitors lean about "A Day in the Life of a Burwell School STudent" as they follow a young woman studying at Burwell School from an early morning run on the front lawn hill to get warm, through her lessons in the school, to a bread and butter supper.  The interactive program geared for the whole family is based on letters from the young women studying at the BUrwell School, and the diaries of Anna Burwell.  Admission fee.  
319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough.
(919) 732-7451.

 

Fri. - Sun., April 29 - May 1, 2005
Willow Oak Music Park 1st Annual Camp & Pick.
965 Blalock Dairy Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574.
Bring your camper, relax by the pond, pick music with your friends, start a campfire and HAVE FUN!!  Campers may enter the park on Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 noon.  Friday - Sunday, April 29 - May 1, 2005.
www.willowoakmusicpark.com/index2.html
(336) 599-7387.

 

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May 2005
Sun., May 1, 2005
Carrboro Day 2005
Carrboro Town Hall & Commons, 12:45-7pm
Enjoy live music and lots of family festivities all day long!  Activities include Mother Goose story telling at 2-3:30pm, Family Crafts from 2-4:30pm, Bull City Gymnastics from 2-4pm, Poetry Reading from 2:30 - 3:45pm, Family Games from 3-5pmm Family Folk Dancing from 5:15-5:45pmn Family Picnic Dinner (BYOP) from 6-6:45pm, a Fire Truck Spray Display from 6:45-7pm, and lots 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.
Schedule of festivities (http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/rp/PDFs/Flyer05.pdf - broken link).

 

Sun., May 1, 2005
3rd Annual DISCOVERING MAGIC in the GARDEN at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens Totten Center
May 1, 2005, 2-5pm.
An afternoon of activities for families...storytelling, treasure hunt, cloud-watching, a parade of fairies and wizards, and more.  If it rains, bring your umbrella!  Free, but call 919-962-0522 to pre-register.
Directions.

 

Fri., Sat., Sun., May 6, 7, and 8, 2005
MCAS Cherry Point 2005 Air Show (much further afield in Havelock, NC - around 3 hrs 45 minutes drive from Chapel Hill))
May 6, 7, and 8.  Fri, May 6 Night Show (gates open at 5pm, flying from 7-0 pm; free concert at 9pm), Sat. and Sun. May 7-8 Day Shows (gates open at 8am; flying 10am-4:30pm).  Features US Navy Blue ANgels jet performance team and Marine Corps demonstrations and displays.  Large variety of military & civilian aerobatic demonstrations, and dozens of historic & modern static displays for viewing up close. Military acts will include a Marine Air Ground Tasks Force (MAGTF) demonstration highlighting the US Marine Corps' finest capabilities, an AV-8B Harrier demonstration; the US Navy Blue Angels, the nation's finest jet performance team, will provide the grand finale both days. The air show also will include children's activities, an outdoor recreational show plus carnival rides & simulators. Admission & parking are FREE.  (Preferred seating available for a fee; see the air show website for more details.)
www.cherrypointairshow.com
1-866-WINGS-NC

 

Sat., May 7, 2005
25th Annual Peakfest in Apex, NC  Enjoy 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.)  Visit www.apexnc.org for more information.

 

Sat., May 7, 2005
March of Dimes Walk America 2005 at the Nortel Network in Research Triangle Park (RTP).  Proceeds from WalkAmerica support the March of Dimes mission of preventing birth defects and infant mortality through research, education, community services and advocacy.  Join us and make a difference in the lives of millions of babies!  Click here for more information and for information about other dates and locations of Walk America in North Carolina this Spring.
(919) 781-2481.

 

Sat., May 7, 2005
16th Annual Haw River Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2005 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 7th for our 16th annual celebration of the River!  Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for kids under 14 (babies free admission!) 

 

Sunday, May 8, 2005 is Mother's Day

 

Sat. and Sun., May 14 and 15, 2005
2005 Historic Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour. Visit Hillsborough's finest gardens including nationally renowned Chatwood gardens, charming outbuildings, and an 18th century mill.  Times and cost to be announced
website:  www.historichillsborough.org

(919) 732-7741

 

Sat. and Sun., May 14 and 15, 2005
4th Annual Carolina Kids Expo & Baby Show '05 at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Entertainment, booths, prizes and more.
website:  www.carolinakidexpo.com
(919) 791-0510.

 

Sat. and Sun., May 21-22, 2005
Artsplosure 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. Click here for more information or call (919)  832-8699 or the information line at (919) 990-1158.

 

Sat.,  May 28, 2005
Taste of Durham Festival, Durham, NC
Held at Brightleaf Square & Peabody Place, Durham, 905 W. Main St. and 113 Gregston St., Durham, NC  27701
Sat. May 28, 2005. 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.
(919) 572-6551.

 

Sat. and Sun., May 28-29, 2005
Orange Street Arts Festival, Wilmington, NC (much further afield)
120 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
May 28 - 29, 2005. Annual Street Festival features music and arts displayed by artisans and artists.

 

Tues., May 27- Sun., June 4, 2005
First Annual Stoneleaf Theatre Festival, Asheville, NC (much further afield)
May 27 - June 4, 2005. Presented by the North Carolina Theatre Conference, Stoneleaf: A Festival of North Carolina Theatre, is a ten-day, multiple-venue annual theatre festival in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Click here for more information or call (919) 832-9171.

 

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June 2005
Tues., May 27- Sun., June 4, 2005 - Further Afield in Asheville, NC
First Annual Stoneleaf Theatre Festival, Asheville, NC (much further afield)
May 27 - June 4, 2005. Presented by the North Carolina Theatre Conference, Stoneleaf: A Festival of North Carolina Theatre, is a ten-day, multiple-venue annual theatre festival in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Click here for more information or call (919) 832-9171.

 

Fri., June 3 - Sun., June 12, 2005
Day Out with Thomas at the Tweetsie Railroad (much further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 12, 2005

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.  Park Admission: Adults $27, Children 3-12, $19.  Prices include $1 processing fee for phone and Internet orders
Children 2 & under Free!  Order online or call toll-free 1-877-TWEETSIE.


Blowing Rock, NC  28605-9900
www.tweetsie.com
1-877-TWEETSIE

 

Sat., June 4, 2005
Youth Fishing Rodeo (Orange County Recreation & Parks Dept.)
Satur
day, June 4, 9am (registration at 9am; fishing at 9:30am; lunch at 11:15 am)-2:30pm
Strayhorn Pond, (Bob Strayhorn's Farm), Chapel Hill, located off New Hope Church R. & 86N.  Free admission.  Ages 3-15 years. 
(919) 245-2660.

 

Sun., June 5, 2005
Herb, Garden, and Craft Festival
Sun
day, June 5, 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.
www.ibiblio.org/dukehome/events.html
(919) 477-5498.

 

June 2005 - Date to be announced
11th Annual Butner Chicken Pickin' Day
2005 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.  (2004 dates and times:  Fri, Jun 4, 7-10 pm: A Street Dance! Dancing and live entertainment. Sat, Jun 5, 9 am-4 pm). Features live stage entertainment, arts and crafts, games for children, commercial displays, food, a top 100 car show, barbecue chicken cook-off contest. (919) 575-9324 for directions.
Gazebo Park, Central Avenue, Butner, NC.
(919) 575-9324.

 

Fri. - Sat., June 10 - 11, 2005
Occaneechi-Saponi Spring Festival, Hillsborough, NC
www.tipofthefeather.com
(919) 732-8512.

 

Fri. - Sun., June 17 - 19, 2005
Jay Jay the Jet Plane presents "Wing Wigglin' - Live" at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC
411 Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC
Friday, June 17 - Sunday June 19, 9am - 5pm each day.
20-minute stage show with Jay Jay and other characters from the PBS television show; meet and greet with Jay Jay, storytelling, video viewing, magician, airplane cockpit displays, children's activity areas.  Tickets $14 for ages two and up; service fees may apply.  Advance purchase recommended.
www.nctrans.org
(866) 468-7630

 

Fri. and Sat., June 17 and 18, 2005
23rd Annual Hillsborough Hog Day
Friday, June 17, 6pm-9pm; Saturday, June 18, 9am-6pm
Festivities include Carolina barbecue cook-off, great food, live music, craft sales, merchandise vendors, petting zoo, games and rides, and classic auto show.
Downtown Hillsborough
(919) 732-8156.

 

Sat., June 18, 2005
15th Annual Morrisville Day in the Park Festival, Morrisville, NC
260 B Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560
Saturday, June 18, 2005, 3pm - 10pm
Festivities will include: live music, a kid's stage, carnival rides, games with prizes, a rock climbing wall, BBQ, concessions, and a firework show.
(919) 463-7110.

 

Thurs. - Sat., June 16, 17, and 18, 2005
Willow Oak Music Park 3rd Annual Family Style Bluegrass Festival
965 Blalock Dairy Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574.
Food, wagon rides, fishing lake, arts, crafts, hot showers and free camping with weekend pass.  Click here to see 2005 schedule of performances.  Hours:  Thurs. 3-10:30pm; Fri. 1:30 - 11:3-pm; Saturday, noon-11pm.

www.willowoakmusicpark.com/index2.html
(336) 599-7387.

 

Sat., June 18, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Run of the Mill
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)  Sat., June 18, 2005, 6pm - 8pm. 
Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sunday, June 20, 2005 is Father's Day!
 

Weds., June 22, 2005

Magic Show Presented by Mike Fisher 
Orange County Public Library, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC
Weds. June 22, 2005, 10am.
Free.
(919) 245-2525.

 

Sat. and Sun., June 25 and 26, 2005
CFSA Mountains NC Farm Tour (much farther afield)
Saturday - Sunday, June 25-26, 2005
Learn more about organic produce and pasture-raised livestock!  Enjoy educational and entertaining tours of small family farms raising a wide range of flora and fauna including flowers, organic fruits and vegetables, free-range chickens and pasture-raised cows.  Also demonstrations such as yarn spinning; sample ice cream at Maple View Farm.  Purchase a "support local farms" button and visit any of 30 or so farms on the tour located in Alamance, Orange, Durham, Chatham and Lee counties.  Admission:  $25.00 per car.

www.carolinafarmstewards.org
(919) 542-2402.
Weds., June 22, 2005
Wednesdays in the Park, Chapel Hill - Featuring Cool John Ferguson 
McCorkle Place (on Franklin St. across from the Post Office), Downtown Chapel Hill
Weds.
, June 22, 2005,  7:30pm
"Cool John is one of the five greatest guitarists I've heard in my career."  -- Taj Mahal
Bring your blankets, chairs and a picnic for this free outdoor concert in beautiful downtown Chapel Hill!  Free summer concert/movie series every Wednesday night in downtown Chapel Hill is presented by the Chapel Hill Downtown Economic Development Corporation. 

Wednesdays in the Park events organized by mary&parrish
(919) 338-1839.

 

Sat., June 25, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring The Crocs and Off the Road Band
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., June 25, 2005,  6pm - 8pm.  Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., June 25, 2005
Carrboro Century Center's American Summer Film Series
100 N. Greensboro St., Downtown Carrboro, NC.  (919) 918-7385.
All movies in the series are an hour long or shorter; admission is $3.

June 25, 2005, 7-9pm:

"A Hot Dog Program" - Documentary about the American Hot Dog - from Coney Island on the 4th of July to Alaska during a dog-sled race, to hot dogs in Las Vegas and Macon, GA.

"Winslow Homer:  An American Original" - Short drama about America's most famous artist during the Civil War at the end of the 19th century.

 

Weds., June 29, 2005, 9:00pm

Wednesdays in the Park Movie,  "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Hanes Art Center, UNC Campus, Downtown Chapel Hill
Weds.
, June 29, 2005, 9:00pm
Free summer concert/movie series every Wednesday night in downtown Chapel Hill is presented by the Chapel Hill Downtown Economic Development Corporation. 
Wednesdays in the Park events organized by mary&parrish
(919) 338-1839.

Due to rain, the location has been moved to the Hanes Art Center on UNC Campus, located in close proximity (very short walk) from McCorkle or from the main part of East Franklin Street .  The Arts Center has a Theatre where the movie will be shown.

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July 2005
Sat., July 2 - Mon., July 4, 2005
26th Annual Festival for the Eno River
Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4, 2005, 10am - 6 pm each day.
Wonderful festival on the banks of the Eno River features crafts artisans, children's area and otter stage, bluegrass camp for kids, canoe and raft rentals, working grist mill, nature demonstrations and other activities for kids and adults.

West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park (Parking at Durham County Stadium)
www.enoriver.org/Festival

 

Sat., July 2, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Bill and Libby Hicks
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., July 2, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.
  Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
Carrboro Family Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2005, 7 - 10pm
Celebrate the 4th of July in Carrboro with musical performances, a parade, exhibits, games and food.  From the website: "Enjoy Uncle Sam on Stilts, Balloon Sculpture Artists, Roaming Magicians, Face Painters, lots of games, food, and plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy! Of course the Kids Fun Zone and Fun Zone Stage Stage will be back and better than ever! This year we are very excited to present North Carolina's own 4-time GRAMMY Award winner, DAVID HOLT and his band ?The Lightning Bolts? at 12:30pm on the main stage. So come celebrate the birth of our nation! Make Uncle Sam proud! Put on your red, white, and blue. Wear a birthday hat, play a game, dance to the music, relax under the historic elm, and enjoy the best of this small town tradition."

KICKOFF ACTIVITIES
9:30 ? 11:00AM
Weaver Street Market Lawn

PEOPLE'S PARADE MARCH
11:00AM

CELEBRATION AT TOWN HALL
10:30AM ? 3:00PM

DAVID HOLT & the Lightning Bolts
On the main stage at 12:30PM 

www.townofcarrboro.org/RP
(919) 918-7364.

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Concert and Ice Cream Social at the Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill
Monday, July 4, 2005, 1-3 pm.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a performance by the Village Band and an ice cream social.  Free and open to the public.

Horace Williams House,
610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC  27514.
(919) 942-7818.

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
Chapel Hill 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2005, 7 - 10pm
Community celebration with fireworks, live music, food, and fun!  Free entertainment and fireworks display at the University of North Carolina's Kenan Memorial Stadium.  Performers on stage from 7pm to 9:25pm.  Fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:30pm.  Recommended parking is in the Craig, Dogwood and Cardinal Parking Decks off of Manning Drive.  Disability parking available in the Bell Tower Lot.  Gates 5 and 6 on Kenan Statium's South side will be open with seating available on the South side only.  Lower and upper levels will be open.  Alcohol prohibited - no coolers, outside containers or food items allowed.

Kenan Stadium, UNC.
(919) 968-2784.

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
Durham Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2005, 7 - 10pm
Fourth of July gathering with fireworks display.
(919) 560-4355.

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
The Capitol's July Fourth Celebration, Raleigh, NC
In the Capitol Building and on Capitol Square, Raleigh, NC
Monday, July 4, 2005, 7 - 10pm
Live entertainment, food.
(919) 733-4994

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
Haywood Hall House and Gardens July Fourth Celebration, Raleigh, NC
Monday, July 4, 2005, 10:30am - 2:30pm.
Music, refreshments, games and other family activities.  From the website: The Fourth of July Festival at Haywood Hall is a day for all visitors ? from small children to great grandparents - to celebrate our country's heritage as they enjoy the beauty of Eliza Haywood's garden.  The house is open for tours with games, music and refreshments, all outdoors in the garden. Children are treated to ice cream and other sweet surprises. There is a hat making table, a go-fishing game and lots of other activities for the young at heart. Chairs are scattered on the lawn as live musicians perform throughout the afternoon."
(919) 832-8357.

 

Mon., July 4, 2005
Joel Lane Fourth of July Open House, Raleigh, NC
728 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC  (The Joel Lane Museum House is located two blocks south of Hillsborough Street at the corner of Saint Mary's and West Hargett Streets near downtown.)
Monday, July 4, 2005, 10am - 4pm.
Demonstrations of colonial and Revolutionary War era crafts and games.  Throughout the day costumed docents will provide tours of the house and gardens. Revolutionary War re-enactors will march and drill in the yard to demonstrate how our militia won our Independence. There will be games and crafts for children of all ages plus special talks on the gardens and other aspects of NC's colonial history.  Free.
(919) 833-3431.

 

Thurs. - Sun., July 7-10, 2005
50th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games (much further afield)
MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, (Avery County), NC.  (Grandfather Mountain is located on US Highway 221, two miles north of Linville, NC and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 305).
Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10 2005. The Grandfather Mountain Scottish Highland Games are sponsored by more than 120 Scottish clans and societies, and have become known as "The Gathering" of Scots in the New World because the event attracts the participation of more Scottish family lines than any other games in America; and the spectacular mountain setting (on the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range - 6,000 feet elevation) is reminiscent of Scotland.  Parade of Tartans, sheep herding by Scottish border collies, hammer throw, Caber toss (the Caber is a telephone-pole-size log that Scottish athletes toss end-over-end in this heavy-weight Scottish event)Tickets to the Highland Games are $25 Saturday and $15 Sunday for adults and $5 each day for children ages 5-12. Children under five are free. Pets are not allowed. Tickets are available at the field on the day of the event, or secure ordering is available on-line at www.gmhg.org.  Click here for more information.  Also visit averycounty.com/?subPage=20 for additional photographs and information.
www.gmhg.org
(828) 733-1333. 

Sat., July 9, 2005
2nd Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour
Saturday, July 9, 2005, 10am & 2pm
The Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., Hillsborough, NC.
Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute guided walking tour through it's historic district. The tour features historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries.  Admission $2-$6
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Sat., July 9, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring The Leroy Savage Group
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., July 9, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sun., July 10, 2005
Southern Village Music Fest and Art Walk
Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Weds., July 10, 2005, 2:30pm - 8:00pm
Area artist displays on the sidewalk in front of the Market Street Shops; Musicians perform from 2:30 - 8:00; face painting from 2:30 - 5:30; kids' craft activities from 3:30 - 5:30; obstactle course for kids from 2:30 - 5:30; Lumina Theatre's free outdoor showing of the Beatles' 1964 film "A Hard Day's Night" at dusk.  All  events free of charge and open to the public.  
(919) 245-2525.

 

Weds., July 13, 2005
Grand Finale - Chapel Hill Community Youth Theater directed by Bill Hannah
Orange County Public Library, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC  27278.
Weds., July 13, 2005, 10am-10:45am.
Local children will perform their own original story.  Check the library's event schedule for information about upcoming events.
(919) 245-2525.

 

Fri., July 15, 2005
Harry Potter Book Release Party at McIntyre's Fine Books
Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro.
Fri., July 16, 2005, 8pm - midnight.  RSVP - (919) 542-3030.

All Harry Potter fans are invited to the bookstore for an evening full of magic and wonder to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. At the stroke of midnight, pre-ordered books will be distributed and the reading may begin! Remember to come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Pre-order your copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. McIntyre's is offering the book at a 40% discount.  Be sure and RSVP for the party when you place your book order!
(919) 542-3030.

 

Sat., July 16, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring The Hush Puppies
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., July 16, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Thurs., July 21 - Sun. July 24, 2005
Kids Exchange Consignment Sale & Parents Fair - "Clean your closets and fill your pockets with $$$."  The Triangle's Premier Consignment Sale!
NC State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building.
Giant consignment fair offers gently used kids' & maternity clothes, baby equipment, furniture, toys and much more.
Sale hours:  Thursday, July 21 (consignors only) 9am -6pm; Friday, July 22, 9a, - 6pm; Saturday, July 23, 9am-5pm; Sunday, July 24, 10am-5pm (half-price day).  To consign, register online; if no internet access:  (205) 824-8245.  General info:  Julie@KidsExchange.net.  To volunteer:  Doris@KidsExchange.net/848-5072 (Volunteers shop first!)  Business Exhibitor Space Available:  Amy@KidsExchange.net
This event will takes place again on January 2 - January 8, 2006!
www.KidsExchange.net

 

Sat., July 23, 2005
Tubing on the Dan River, Danbury - Orange County Recreation and Parks
Meet at the Central Recreation Center (300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough) at 8:30am.
Sat., July 23, 2005 8:30am - 4pm.  Cost:  $10.  Ages:  13-16.  Registration deadline:  July 8, 2005.
Schedule:  leave by 8:45am.  Tube down the Dan River in Danbury from 11am-1pm.  Picnic lunch until 1:45pm; Leave to arrive back by 4pm.

 

Sat., July 23, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Brown Mountain Lights
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., July 23, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat. - Sun., July 23 - July 31, 2005
Purina Incredible Dog Team at Tweetsie Railroad (much further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 31, 2005.  For nine exciting days, Tweetsie Railroad will play host to the world famous Purina Incredible Dog Team. Audiences of all ages will be dazzled by these unique high-energy performances showcasing a team of dynamic dogs in acrobatic freestyle routines. These dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. Seating is on a first-come, first seated basis and reservations are not required for the shows. Event is included in the regular daily admission fee.  Three shows daily, at 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00 in the County Fair Area.  Park Admission: Adults $27, Children 3-12, $19.  Prices include $1 processing fee for phone and Internet orders
Children 2 & under Free.


www.tweetsie.com
1-877-TWEETSIE 

Weds., July 27, 2005

Wednesdays in the Park Concerts and Movie Series: Always a nice way to spend a summer Wednesday evening in Downtown Chapel Hill.  Activities begin at 7:30pm; movie begins at 9:00pm.  For adults (and kids for which the movie may be age-appropriate), the Chapel Hill Downtown Summer Concert and Movie Series presents the Outdoor Movie Hitch, (featuring Will Smith and Eva Mendes) (this Wednesday) at McCorkle Place across the street from the E. Franklin St. Post Office.

Special Activities will include DJ KrazeRock spinning records to get things going.  Activities will begin around 7:30pm.  Hula hoops, Popcorn, and Free Ice Tea will also be provided.  Movie will begin at 9pm.

Thurs., Fri, Sat. & Sun., July 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2005
The Orange Community Players present the Musical "Honk" (based on Hans Christian Anderson's "Ugly Duckling") at Orange High School, Hillsborough
Times TBA; Matinee on the 31st.  $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth (2-11).  Tickets can be purchased at the Orange County Recreation and Parks Offices.

www.belechere.com 


Fri., July 28, 2005 
Last Friday in Hillsborough
Friday, July 28, 2005, 6-9pm.
Last Friday is an evening of events on the last Friday of each month from April through September in Hillsborough's downtown historic district. A band is featured on the old courthouse lawn plus visual arts, dance, and literature. Businesses, galleries, studios, restaurants, and museums and historic sites remain open and offer special programs. Artists, food vendors, musicians, and craftspeople set up their wares on the sidewalks. Sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council
(919) 732-7741

Featured events for July 28, 2005 Last Friday in Hillsborough: 
 

Dog Days Afternoon - 6pm-8:30pm The Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St. will hose the 3rd Annual Dog Days Afternoon.  Puppies 1 year and under can compete in the Cutest Puppy Contest; all dogs can compete in the Look-Alike Contest and Best-Dressed Dog contest.  Free and water available for all dogs; dogs must be leashed.  (UPDATE: Canceled due to weather; to be rescheduled.)

"A Celebration of the Corn Harvest" - 6-9pm, Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St.  Grilled corn, games for children, art exhibits, demonstrations about the importance of corn in Native American cultures.

Musical and Dance Performances:  6-9pm Doug Brocket and the Rockets; the Carolina Heartland Cloggers, at the Old Courthouse on South Churton St.

 

Sat., July 30, 2005
Carrboro Century Center's American Summer Film Series
100 N. Greensboro St., Downtown Carrboro, NC.  (919) 918-7385.
All movies in the series are an hour long or shorter; admission is $3.

July 30, 2005, 7-9pm:

"Extreme Roller Coasters" - Viewers can feel the roller coaster experience, learn about whether roller coasters are safe, and learn how they work.

"Statue of Liberty" - Ken Burns' Academy-Award-and Emmy-nominated short film about America's great lady.

 

Sat., July 30, 2005
See Local Kids in "The Jungle Book" at the Carrboro ArtsCenter
300-G East Main St., Carrboro.
(919) 929-2787.
July 30, 2005, 3pm and 7pm.
The Missoula Children's Theatre presents a musical production of "The Jungle Book" with a cast entirely composed of local kids ages 5-17.  Tickets $10, $5 children.

 

Sat., July 30, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Jon Shain
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., July 30, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat. & Sun., July 30 and 31, 2005
36th Annual Bimb?Cultural Arts Festival
Durham Central Park, 502 Foster Street, Downtown Durham
Saturday, July 30 (10am - 8pm) and Sunday, July 31, 2005 (noon - 6pm). 
The Bimb?Cultural Arts Festival began in 1969 and has evolved into a 2-day event showcasing local and regional musical talent and celebrating Durham's cultural diversity. Festival-goers enjoy hip-hop, jazz, blues, Latin, Caribbean, R&B, and gospel music, in addition to hands-on children's activities, a community resource area, a Bimb?crafts bazaar, and an eclectic mix of food.
www.belechere.com 


Friday, July 29, 2005
Burwell School Third Annual Dog Day Afternoon - Cutest Puppy Contest and Live Music, Hillsborough, NC

Cutest Puppy Contest and Live Music.  The historic Burwell School (circa 1821) is the site of the Reverend and Mrs. Burwell's School for Young Ladies, an 1821 two-story frame house, with an 1840 brick music building, an 1840 brick necessary house, and surrounded by lovely formal gardens.

319 Churton Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
(919) 732-7451.

 

Fri, Sat. & Sun., July 29, 30 and 31, 2005
27th Annual Bele Chere Festival in Asheville, NC (much further afield)
Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31, 2005.  Live entertainment, artwork, food, carnival with kids' activities and more.
www.belechere.com 


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August 2005
Sat., August 6, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Laura Blackley
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 6, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., August 8, 2005
2nd Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour
Saturday, August 8, 2005, 10am & 2pm
The Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., Hillsborough, NC.
Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute guided walking tour through it's historic district. The tour features historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries.  Admission $2-$6
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Thurs., August 11, 2005
See the Perseid Meteor Shower
at Jordan Lake's Ebenezer Church Recreation Area
(Near U.S. 64)
Thursday, August 11, 2005, 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Educators from the Morehead Planetarium will bring telescopes for those who want to see the moon and Jupiter more clearly, and will offer guidance.  The Perseid meteor showers appear in the area of the constellation Perseus in the north-eastern sky.  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.  In case of inclement weather, check www.moreheadplanetarium.org or call (919) 549-6863 for a cancellation notice.

 

Fri., August 12, 2005
Look for the Perseid Meteor Showers (Midnight to Dawn)
The Perseid Meteor Showers are expected to make an appearance on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, between midnight and dawn.  Viewing is best where you can see a large expanse of sky without light pollution.  For more interesting information about the Perseid Meteor Showers, see this article at www.skyandtelescope.com.

 

Sat., August 13, 2005
6th Annual Family Fun Day/Back-to-School Concert in the Park
(Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation, Hargraves Center)
Saturday, August 13, 2 - 9 pm. Admission free.  Youth and adult activities for families at the Hargraves Center. 
(919) 969-2057.

 

Sat., August 13, 2005
BugFest 2005 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC  27601-1029.
www.naturalsciences.org

Saturday, August 13, 9am - 5pm. Admission free.  From the website: "As the nation's largest single-day bug event, BugFest?held annually at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh?offers quirky bug-filled fun for adventurous people of all ages. Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth.  See unusual insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy crawlers as a major ingredient at Caf? Insecta.
Educational and entertaining displays, exhibits and activities?both inside and outside the Museum?will highlight BugFest! Don't miss the Roachingham 500 (with returning champ Roachard Petty), Bee Bearding and other special events."   View amazing and bizarre live animals such as the foot-long Malaysian walking stick, the venomous giant South American centipede, and an Amazonian bird-eating spider as big as a dinner plate!

(919) 733-7450 or toll-free (877) 4NATSCI

 

Sat., August 13, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Shannon O'Connor
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 13, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sun., August 14, 2005
"Bathtub Pirates" puppet show presented by Grey Seal Puppets - Summer Family Performance Series at the NC Museum of History
Sunday, August 14, 2005, 3pm.

Captain Blackbeard has no ship and commandeers a young boy's bathtub in this imaginative puppet show.  The pint-size hero challenges the most infamous pirate to sail the seven seas.
(919) 807-7900.

 

Thurs., August 18, 2005
Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC, 102B New Waverly Place, Cary, NC 27511 (Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Thursday, August 18, 2005 6-8:30 pm.   Free
Stop by the Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC for samples of their Whole Kids products, and storewide sampling. Register to win $50 of non-perishable Whole Kids products.  They will have face painting and caricature art by Donald Guth from 6 - 8 p.m., and a movement class offered by My Gym of Cary from 6 - 7 p.m.

Also on Thursday, August 18, from 7 - 7:30pm at Whole Foods in Cary, NC:  Interactive Sign Language Class for Children and Parents.  Jess Morgan, owner of Signs of Learning, will offer an interactive sign language class for all children and their parents from 7:00?7:30 p.m. She will also be in store from 6:00?7:00 p.m. to provide information and answer questions concerning benefits of teaching sign language to children. Free event.

Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC, 102B New Waverly Place, Cary, NC 27511 (Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
(919) 816-8830

 

Fri., August 19, 2005
Safety Fair at Seaforth Recreation Area at Jordan Lake
Friday, August 19, 2005, 11am - 2pm.

The Chatham County Safe Kids/Safe Communities Coalition will offer free hands-on instruction on how properly to use bike helmets, car seats, and life vests.  Park entrance fee is $5 per car.

 

Fri., Sat., and Sun., August 19-21, 2005 (and each weekend through September 4th)

"Garden of the Wild" Puppet Show presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the beautiful and historic Forest Theater outdoor amphitheater, located on the UNC- Chapel Hill campus directly across from the Paul Green Theater.  (Public parking available on Boundary St. about a block from the theater.)
Fri., Sat., and Sun., August 19-21, 2005 (and each weekend through September 4th.)
Puppet show vignettes featuring giant puppets, masks, stilts, shadow puppets, live music and an amazing cast of puppeteers. Come celebrate the "Garden of the Wild" with fantastic creatures, giant beasts, masked dancers and more in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the pre-shows!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening August 12th through September 4th.
Shows begin at 7:00pm with a pre-show at 6:15pm.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for ages 2-12 and free for ages 2 and under.
www. paperhand.org
(919) 923-1857.

"Garden of the Wild" Pre-Shows for August 19-21:

Fri. Aug. 19:  John Saylor
Singer/songwriter/funnyman
www.afterbucket.com

Sat. Aug. 20: Josh Lozoff
Up close magic that is powerful, dignified, and extremely entertaining.
www.deep-magic.com

Sun. Aug. 21: Jonathan Byrd
"What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way." - Tom Paxton
www.jonathanbyrd.com

Sat., August 20, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  $20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., August 20, 2005
Whole Foods Market (in Cary, NC) Children's Event: Storytelling, Music and more!
Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC, 102B New Waverly Place, Cary, NC 27511 (Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Saturday, August 20, 2005, 10:30?11:30 a.m.    Free
Local storyteller and children's entertainer Trish Miller will be next to the Seafood department. Drop by with the little ones and join Trish for a fun hour of puppetry, songs, stories and more. Parents and children alike love it.

Whole Foods Market (in Cary, NC) Children's Art Class
With Kim Greene, Director of Explore! Beyond School of Cary
1:30?2:30 p.m.    Free
Explore! Focuses on taking the young student "Beyond School" through step-by-step learning methods in Art, Music and Gifted Enrichment programs.

Enjoy the Music of
Noon?3:00 p.m.    Free
Local guitarist Victoria Axelrod will be in-store. Victoria plays a wide range of cover songs and she has an amazing voice. The customers of Whole Foods in Cary, NC asked them to bring her back and here she is!

Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC, 102B New Waverly Place, Cary, NC 27511 (Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
(919) 816-8830

 

Sat., August 20, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Hooverville
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 20, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., August 20, 2005
NC Museum of History presents A Closer Look: Early American Indian Life
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 pm ? 3 pm
Explore American Indian culture in North Carolina. Handle pottery, baskets, beads, and other objects and learn what life was like in early Indian communities.
(919) 807-7900.


Sun., August 21, 2005
A Lion, a Lunchbox, a Teddy Bear, and a Tin Can Puppet Show at the Carrboro Branch Library, Carrboro, NC.  (The Carrboro Branch Library is located inside the McDougle School Media Center, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Carrboro.)
Sunday, Aug. 21, 3 pm.  Free.
Master puppeteer Brady Fowler brings his class act to Carrboro!  If you loved Kukla, Fran and Ollie, you and your children will really enjoy this interactive performance with his beautiful handmade puppets. Bring your own dollies and teddy bears to join in the fun!
(919) 969-3006.


Fri., Sat., and Sun., August 26-28, 2005 (and each weekend through September 4th)

"Garden of the Wild" Puppet Show presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the beautiful and historic Forest Theater outdoor amphitheater, located on the UNC- Chapel Hill campus directly across from the Paul Green Theater.  (Public parking available on Boundary St. about a block from the theater.)
Fri., Sat., and Sun., August 26-28, 2005 (and each weekend through September 4th.)
Puppet show vignettes featuring giant puppets, masks, stilts, shadow puppets, live music and an amazing cast of puppeteers. Come celebrate the "Garden of the Wild" with fantastic creatures, giant beasts, masked dancers and more in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the pre-shows!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening August 12th through September 4th.
Shows begin at 7:00pm with a pre-show at 6:15pm.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for ages 2-12 and free for ages 2 and under.
www.paperhand.org
(919) 923-1857.

"Garden of the Wild" Pre- and Post-Shows for August 26-28:

Fri. Aug. 26: Tad Dreis (pre-show)
Beatlesque Folk-Pop
www.taddreis.com

Sat. Aug. 27: Percussionist Kevin Brock, The marriage of us and them (pre-show)
A musical reflection of our ancient lives and modern instincts

Sat. Aug. 27: sing-along with Jimmy Magoo (post-show)
- swoon the night away under the stars.

Sun. Aug. 28: Chinkapin Hunters (post-show)
Old-Time tunes and songs for dancers. Plum Hogwild fun energy.
www.chinkapinhunters.com

Fri., August 26, 2005 
Last Friday in Hillsborough - Harvest Festival and Scarecrows on Display!
Friday, August 26, 2005, 6-9pm.
Come see the Scarecrows on display on Churton St. and enjoy music, food, and art in Hillsborough's downtown historic district. A band is featured on the old courthouse lawn plus visual arts, dance, and literature. Businesses, galleries, studios, restaurants, and museums and historic sites remain open and offer special programs. Artists, food vendors, musicians, and craftspeople set up their wares on the sidewalks. Sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council
(919) 732-7741.

 

Sat. and Sun., August 27 and 28, 2005
Book Sale - Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library
Saturday, 9 - 5 pm, and Sunday 1-4 pm.
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Call to register. 
$20, includes materials.
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. (off Estes near intersection of Estes and Franklin St.; up the street from University Mall). 
(919) 942-1309.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
Dog Adoption Day at Southern Village Green 
Saturday, August 27, 10 am - 4 pm.
Adopt a dog from 10 am - 4pm at the Southern Village Green.

Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 647-4544.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Call to register. 
$20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
Story Time at the Carrboro Public Library in McDougle Middle School
"The Boy Who Drew Birds:  The Story of Young Audobon" 
Saturday, August 27, 2005, 10:30am.  

(919) 969-3006.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
Troika Music Festival (formerly the Durham Music Festival)
Saturday, August 27th
Farmer Jason (Jason Ringenberg) show for kids at 1pm (Free!)
305 S. Dillard Street, Durham, NC
http://www.305southdurham.com/
www.troikamusicfestival.org

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
29th Annual Cary Lazy Days Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown Cary
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, 9 am - 5 pm.
On the fourth Saturday in August, an estimated 60,000 people gather in downtown Cary to enjoy arts and crafts, food, and family entertainment.  Over 400 artisans.
(919) 469-4061.

Sat., August 27, 2005
NC Museum of History presents Family Day: Back to School
Saturday, Aug. 27, 12 noon?4 pm
Discover what it was like to go to school in the 1890s.  Play games and enjoy hands-on activities related to reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Square dancing, three-legged races, spelling bees, arts and crafts projects, and more.
(919) 807-7900.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
Dog Days of Summer Flea Market & Festival Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
1600 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

Saturday, Aug. 27, 8am - 2pm
Lots of fun, bake sale, music, food, and "classique junque" on sale to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.  A great charitable cause!

Donations for the Flea Market:  Why not take the opportunity to do some "back to school" cleaning and donate items for sale at the flea market?  Donations may be made (prior to August 27, 2005) during business hours at the offices of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston, 1600 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill.  Coldwell Banker personnel also will arrange to help move furniture donated for the cause.  Tax deductible receipts will be provided for the donations.  As part of its 100th anniversary, Coldwell Banker has pledge to build 100 Habitat for Humanity homes throughout the US.  Coldwell Banker has pledged to build three of these Habitat for Humanity homes in the local area (one in Orange County, one in Durham, and one in Wake County).  This fundraiser will help to fund the building of these local Habitat for Humanity homes!

Call Louise at 960-6314 or Amanda at 913-2639 for more info or donations.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
Carrboro Century Center's American Summer Film Series
All movies in the series are an hour long or shorter; admission is $3.  TONIGHT:  Enjoy free Maple View ice cream from 7 to 9pm at the Carrboro Century Center!

August 27, 2005, 7 - 9pm:

"An Ice Cream Program" - Documents American ice cream parlors from Vermont to Hawaii.

"American Mullet" - A documentary about the "mullet" haircut from the perspective of those who wear it and why.  "The most important haircut movie ever."

100 N. Greensboro St., Downtown Carrboro, NC.
(919) 918-7385.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
New Century Charter High School Open House - Saxaphaw, NC 
Saturday, August 27, 2005, 2 - 4 pm.  For ages 6 and up.  
Open house for prospective high school students and their families.  Enjoy Saturdays in Saxaphaws festivities and live music after the Open House, from 4 to 8 pm.  (
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts)
(336) 376-1122.

 

Sat., August 27, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Memphis
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 27, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 


Olde Orange County NC Family History Day at the Century Hall in the Carrboro Century Center, Downtown Carrboro, NC
Saturday, 27 August 2005 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Free admission - Free parking - Free assistance
Free Wireless Internet Access - Free morning & afternoon programs.  

If you are researching your roots in Central NC, and need assistance with your NC genealogical research, come to the Olde Orange County Family History Day at the Carrboro Century Center.  Representatives from the North Carolina Genealogical Society, the North Carolina Friends Historical Society and genealogical & historical groups & libraries from the counties of ?Olde Orange? (Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Lee, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham and Wake) will be available to answer your questions and help you with information on what to look for and where to search for records on your family. There will be lots of ?freebies? available to take home

Sponsored by the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 4703, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4703 and the Town of Carrboro Recration & Parks Department.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncdogs/oldeorangeday/
richard_ellington@unc.edu
(919) 967-4168 or (919) 544-6242


Sat., August 27, 2005
Sparkly Necklace Workshop at Market Street Books and Maps (Southern Village)
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill.
Sat., August 27, 2005
For kids 10 and up. Kim Piracci teaches a basic bead-stringing class. Fee: $20.
(919) 933-5111.

Sun., August 28, 2005
Bread Bakery Open House - Weaver Street Market 
Sunday, August 28, 5 - 8 pm.
Bring your own toppings and dough and learn to knead, shape, and bake your own pizza!  Kids and grown-ups can have fun making their own special pizzas together.  Special guest appearance by Lawrence Perkins, Panzanella chef extraordinaire.

Sun., August 28, 2005
Original Red Clay Ramblers Concert at Southern Village
Sunday, August 28, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Concert On the Green at Southern Village; $5 admission.

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September 2005
Fri., Sat., and Sun., September 2-4, 2005

"Garden of the Wild" Puppet Show presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the beautiful and historic Forest Theater outdoor amphitheater, located on the UNC- Chapel Hill campus directly across from the Paul Green Theater.  (Public parking available on Boundary St. about a block from the theater.)
Fri., Sat., and Sun., September 2- 4, 2005
Puppet show vignettes featuring giant puppets, masks, stilts, shadow puppets, live music and an amazing cast of puppeteers. Come celebrate the "Garden of the Wild" with fantastic creatures, giant beasts, masked dancers and more in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the pre-shows!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening August 12th through September 4th.
Shows begin at 7:00pm with a pre-show at 6:15pm.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for ages 2-12 and free for ages 2 and under.
www. paperhand.org
(919) 923-1857.

"Garden of the Wild" Pre- and Post-Shows for August 2-4:

Fri. Sept. 2: Django Haskins
Pop Noir Singer/Songwriter
www.DjangoHaskins.com, www.TheOldCeremony.com

Sat. Sept. 3: Jimmy Magoo and Friends
"Kids music for Grownups"
www.deepdishtheater.org/jimmymagoo.htm

Sat. Sept. 3: Fire Dance Collective
Fire lights up the night, with this exotic group of pyromaniacs.
Contact Rebecca at rdrake@mindspring.com

Sun. Sept. 4: Europa Jazz, featuring Katharine Whalen
Gypsy Swing Jazz with fiddle, bass, guitar, and vocals
www.GabrielPelli.com

Fri., Sat., and Sun., September 2-4, 2005

28th Annual Old Fashioned Farmer's Day at the G.T. Petty Memorial Fairgrounds, Silk Hope, NC
Fri., Sat., and Sun., September 2- 4, 2005  (Gate opens at 6:00 pm Fri. Sept. 2. and at 9:00 am on Sept. 3 and 4)
Celebrate an American Way of Life and Old Fashioned Farming with lots of events and entertainment all weekend, including:  country entertainment, antique tractor pulls (Friday night and Saturday), restored antique farm equipment in use, antique tractors and autos, old time farm crafts demonstrations, working farm animals in action, children's pony and fair rides, children's farm animals on display (petting zoo), children's pedal tractor pull, food, home made ice cream, arts, crafts & flea market vendors and musical entertainment (country, gospel, bluegrass, and southern rock, folk dancers and clogging). 

Admission:  Adults $8.00 per day, children under 10 free; Senior Citizens $5.00.  
www.silkhoperuritans.com
(919) 742-2972 or (919) 742-4881.

 

Sat., September 3, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Call to register. 
$20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., September 3, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Wrinkle Neck Mules
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., September 3, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Weds. September 7, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Weds. September 7, 2005
Story Time  at the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough
Story time for parents and kids aged 1-2.  Enjoy stories, songs and music from 10 to 10:20am.  Storytime for kids ages 3-5 from 10:30am to 11am.  Pre-register by calling (919) 245-2531.
Weds. September 7, 2005
Pre-School Storytime at McIntyre's Fine Books & Bookends (Fearrington Village, Pittsboro)
Story time for pre-schoolers at 10:30 am.
(919) 542-3030.
Weds. September 7, 2005
BUGS:  After School Program at the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents a program about bugs from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Pre-register at (919) 245-2531.
(919) 542-3030.
Fri.-Sun., September 9 - 18, 2005
North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Fletcher, NC (much further afield, near the Asheville Airport)
1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC  28732
Annual Mountain State Fair features kids' activities, carnival rides (Powers Great American Midway), livestock competitions, live music (including bluegrass, old-time and gospel), giant produce including pumpkins, watermelons, and sunflowers, antique farm equipment display, Farm Adventure Tent (watch the mama pig with her piglets, the baby ducklings on the water slide and some hands-on barnyard activities for the children), watch chainsaw Artist Mountain Dan Smathers  sculpt wood with a chainsaw, transforming a block of wood into a bear, eagle or fish right before your eyes; Heritage Walk (take a walk through the past and learn about family traditions and mountain folks way of life; see crafters at work); Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs (pick your favorite pig and root them to the finish line); RAGGS Kids Club Band; Wild World of Animals (animals in the show range from arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and finally mammals); and
Amazing Animal Adventures (Narration by a princess on horseback, learn about tigers, cougars, monkeys, parrots and many other animals. Experience a Rain Forest adventure exhibit before or after the show.)
www.ncagr.com/markets/fairs/mtnfair
(828) 687-1414.

Fair Dates: September 9 - September 18, 2005

Hours of Operation: Fridays 9/9 & 16, Thursday, 9/15, Sundays 9/11& 18
Gates Open 9:00 a.m.
Buildings Open 10:00 a.m.
Rides Open Noon


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9/12, 13 & 14
Gates Open 2:00p.m.
Buildings Open 3:00 p.m.
Rides Open 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sept. 10 & 17
Gates Open 9:00 a.m.
Buildings Open 10:00 a.m..
Rides Open 10:00 a.m.

Sat., September 10, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Call to register. 
$20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Storytime - "Armadilly Chili" will be read at the Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle School Media Center. 
Saturday, September 10, 10:30am
900 Old Fayetteville Road, Carrboro, NC.
http://www.co.orange.nc.us/library/carrboro/index.htm
(919) 969-3006.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
"Jimmy Magoo and Friends" play presented by Deep Dish Theater Company 
Saturday, September 10, 11am
Children's play features "music for the kid in you."
At Deep Dish in University Mall
, Chapel Hill, NC.
(919) 968-1515.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Annual Chef's Event at the Carrboro Farmers Market 
Saturday, September 10, 9am (Farmer's Market Hours: 7am - 12 noon).
Come out and taste what local chefs do with Carrboro Farmers Market products.

Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro.  (Beside Town Hall, Weaver and Main Streets, Carrboro).
www.chcfarmersmarket.com
(919) 932-1641.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Run for the Kids Fall 2005 - 5K & Family Fun Run to benefit the North Carolina Children' s Heart Center at the UNC Cross Country Course (15-501 to Old Mason Farm Road) 
Saturday, September 10, 2005;   9:00 am 5K start; 10:00 am Family Fun Run.
This 5k run / walk is unique in that it will represent the statewide reach of the UNC Pediatric Cardiology program and take place in three different locations  in North Carolina (Boone, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).  

$25.00 for pre-registered runners.
$30.00 for race day registration (cash or check only).
$15.00 for students with a valid ID (show ID at check in).

Kids 12 and under participate free with a registered adult.

Register on the day of the race, or register online (by September 7, 2005) at: www.active.com
www.unckids.com 
(919) 966-4601.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Arts at the Meadow at Meadowmont Village 
Saturday, September 10, 2005;   10 am - 7pm.

Arts and music festival will help raise money to aid victies of Hurricane Katrina. (Many of the artists and performers will donate a portion of their proceeds to the American Red Cross.  Red Cross representatives will be available to accept donations on-site.)  Extra parking is available in the park-and-ride lot on the south side of N.C. 54; walk through the tunnel under the highway to reach Meadowmont Village.

www.meadowmont.com
(919) 636-0598.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Discovery Hike at Eno River State Park
Saturday, September 10, 2 pm.
Kids take a hike with a ranger to look for bugs, flowers, leaves, and other treasures.  (RSVP - limit 10 with an adult 18 or older.)

6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705-9275
(919) 383-1686.

 

Sat., Sept. 10, 2005
2nd Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour
Saturday, September 10, 2005, 10am & 2pm
The Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., Hillsborough, NC.
Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute guided walking tour through it's historic district. The tour features historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries.  Admission $2-$6
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Celebrate Local Food at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro 
Saturday, September 10, 1 - 4pm
(919) 929-0010.

Downtown Carrboro, 101 East Waver St., Carrboro
(Weaver Street asks that attendees park in the old Farmers' Market lot off Roberson Street.)
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop
(919) 929-2009

 

Sat., Sept. 10, 2005
3rd Annual Dog Day Afternoon
Saturday, September 10, 2005   4-7:00pm
The Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC.
Come join dog owners, dog lovers, and dog businesses from all over the Triangle for this celebration of our beloved pets. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome! This free event will include demonstrations, vendors, and contests for the cutest puppy (1 year old and under), best dressed dog, and look-a-like. Register between 4:00 and 5:30 pm.  ($5 registration fee for contest participation.) Dogs must be leashed.
www.burwellschool.org
(919) 732-7451.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Yellen Horsley
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., September 10, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., Sept. 10, 2005 
Tobacco Harvest Festival and Mock Auction at the Duke Homestead.
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705

Costumed interpreters demonstrate traditional tobacco harvesting, stringing, and curing. Hear the sounds of the only tobacco auction left in Durham. Enjoy historic games, music, and refreshments. 
(919) 477-5498.
Sat. and Sun., September 9 & 10, 2005
Wilmington 2nd Annual Secret Garden Tour, Historic Downtown Wilmington  (further afield; @ 2 1/2 hour drive from Chapel Hill)
Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, 2005  
Eighteen of historic Wilmington's private gardens will be on display; visitors can stroll the Historic District and tour the beautiful gardens.  Tours held rain or shine.  Tickets:  $15 until Sept. 1, $18 thereafter.  Proceeds benefit the Latimer House Gardens and the Ower Cape Fear Historical Society.

(910) 762-0492; (910) 251-2224.

 

Sat., September 10, 2005
Wilmington Annual Art & Antique Walk Historic Downtown Wilmington (further afield; @ 2 1/2 hour drive from Chapel Hill)
Art and Antiques will be displayed along Front Street from 10am - 5pm.  Free admission.  Rain date is Sunday, September 11, 2005.
(910) 251-0727.

 

Tuesday - Saturday,  September 13-17, 2005
Chatham County Fair, Pittsboro, NC
Carnival rides, animal competitions, and lots of fun activities for children and families!
(919) 542-5511.

 

Weds. September 14, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Fri.-Sun., September 9 - 18, 2005
North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Fletcher, NC (much further afield, near the Asheville Airport)
1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC  28732
Annual Mountain State Fair features kids' activities, carnival rides (Powers Great American Midway), livestock competitions, live music (including bluegrass, old-time and gospel), giant produce including pumpkins, watermelons, and sunflowers, antique farm equipment display, Farm Adventure Tent (watch the mama pig with her piglets, the baby ducklings on the water slide and some hands-on barnyard activities for the children), watch chainsaw Artist Mountain Dan Smathers  sculpt wood with a chainsaw, transforming a block of wood into a bear, eagle or fish right before your eyes; Heritage Walk (take a walk through the past and learn about family traditions and mountain folks way of life; see crafters at work); Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs (pick your favorite pig and root them to the finish line); RAGGS Kids Club Band; Wild World of Animals ( animals in the show range from arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and finally mammals); and
Amazing Animal Adventures (Narration by a princess on horseback, learn about tigers, cougars, monkeys, parrots and many other animals. Experience a Rain Forest adventure exhibit before or after the show.)
www.ncagr.com/markets/fairs/mtnfair
(828) 687-1414.

Fair Dates: September 9 - September 18, 2005

Hours of Operation: Fridays 9/9 & 16, Thursday, 9/15, Sundays 9/11& 18
Gates Open 9:00 a.m.
Buildings Open 10:00 a.m.
Rides Open Noon


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9/12, 13 & 14
Gates Open 2:00p.m.
Buildings Open 3:00 p.m.
Rides Open 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sept. 10 & 17
Gates Open 9:00 a.m.
Buildings Open 10:00 a.m..
Rides Open 10:00 a.m.

 

Tuesday - Saturday,  September 13-17, 2005
Chatham County Fair, Pittsboro, NC
(Hwy. 64 behind Food Lion)
Carnival rides, animal competitions, and lots of fun activities for children and families!
http://www.co.chatham.nc.us/BulletinBoardItems/2005ChathamCountyFairSchedule.pdf
(919) 542-5511.
Friday - Sunday,  September 16-18, 2005
2005 Greek Festival, at the Kerr-Scott Pavilion, NC State Fairgrounds.  Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Raleigh, NC with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Authentic Greek food, pastries, Taverna, Live Bouzouki Band, entertainment, Greek dancing, coffee shop, cooking demonstrations, gift shops and more.
www.holytrinityraleigh.org
(919) 781-4548.
Sat., September 17, 2005
4th Annual Woof-A-Palooza Dog Walk to Benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE)  Central Carolina Community College, (Hwy 64 West), 764 West St., Pittsboro NC 27312 (further afield).
Sat., September 17, 2005, 10am - 2pm.  Rain or shine!

Woof-A-Palooza is a one mile dog walk to benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE). There will be activities, contests, prizes, refreshments, vendors, contests, demonstrations, and other activities for you and your pet.  To register for the walk or to be a corporate sponsor, download the application/pledge form or corporate sponsorship form from our website www.chathamanimalrescue.org under ?Events? or send an e-mail with your name, address and daytime phone number to woofapalooza@chathamanimalrescue.org.
(919) 542-5757.

More information about CAREChatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit humane society.  All the animals in the C.A.R.E. system are fostered in volunteer foster homes.  C.A.R.E. pays for food and routine medical expenses such as spay or neuter, rabies vaccinations, deworming and vaccinations.  Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  Adoption fees cover the very basic medical expenses of animals, but they do not cover additional treatments that some animals require.  Proceeds from Woof A Palooza will be used to help pay the veterinary expense of animals in the C.A.R.E. system and will help with humane education and outreach efforts in Chatham County.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005
Jaycees Katrina Relief Charity Drive at University Mall.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, 11am - 4pm.
Charity drive to benefit the evacuees from New Orleans who have come to the Triangle.  Needed supplies include food, baby and pet items, personal hygiene items, linens, cleaning supplies, and paper products.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005
Cinderella 
ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro, NC.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, 11 am.
Cinderella children's performance (grades pre-K through 3rd) presented by Rags to Riches.  Tickets $6.
(919) 929-2787.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005
Rosemary Festival at the NC Botanical Garden.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, 10am - 1pm.
See rosemary collections and demonstrations herbs used in crafts, cooking, healing and landscaping.
(919) 962-0522.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005
"A Day in the Life: An Antebellum Plantation Experience" sponsored by the Historic Stagville Foundation at the ancestral home of the Cameron family.  5828 Old Oxford Hwy., Durham, NC.
Sat., September 17, 2005, 10 am to 4 pm. 
Features an interactive program by costumed interpreters who will demonstrate a typical day in the life of wealthy Orange County citizens including an 1850s tea party, parlor games, needlework and spinning, common 1850s dancing, and the art of dress.
www.historicstagvillefoundation.org
(919) 620-0120.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Django Haskins
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., September 17, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Call to register. 
$20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005

First Family Dance of the Fall ~Dance to live traditional music
Saturday, September 17 5:30pm - 9pm, at Binkley Baptist Church, located at the corner of Willow Drive and 15-501 behind University Mall in Chapel Hill.  Detailed directions to Binkley Baptist Church.     

Be a part of this growing dance community of children, tweens, teens, and grownups of all ages. This first dance of the Fall features: 

5:30-6:30 Potluck supper for all:  Please bring a generous dish to share; Drinks, plates, and utensils provided 

6:30-9:00 Dance, dance, dance!  Live traditional music with Mara Shea (fiddle) and Dean Herington (piano); Calling by Katy Tarter German and Shari Miller-Johnson; Break for door prizes (you could win!), a story or song, and some jokes

There will be fun and easy circle and line dances earlier, working up to some basic contras and simple squares by the end.  Young folks from preschool to high school, and homeschool to un-school, along with grownups of all ages, are welcome.  All dances are taught, so no experience is necessary.

The cost is $4/person or $10/family. 
If you would like to volunteer to help setting up for the event, please call Katy at 732-8426 or e-mail katytarter@yahoo.com.

For more information, visit www.tcdancers.org/family, call Ruth at 967-9917, or e-mail familydance@tcdancers.org.

Family Dances are sponsored by: Community Independent School, Duke School and Triangle Country Dancers.

 

Sat., September 17, 2005  (Parents' Night Out Idea)
Parents' Night Out Idea:  "Animal House 2005:  Bucks for Beagles"
Bay #7 at the American Tobacco Historic District, Durham, North Carolina
Sat., September 17, 2005, 6:30pm - 10:00pm 
Live auction features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and great fun!  Dog houses, cat condos and pet furniture designed, built and donated by Triangle architects and builders will be auctioned, as well as numerous other great prizes!  Funds raised go to help pay for dog maintenance (spaying/neutering, heart-worm treatments, vaccinations, and more.)  Part of the proceeds will go to help rescued pets from Hurricane Katrina.
www.tribeagles.org

 

Saturday, September 17, 2005
Kids Movie Night at Grooves
5:00pm - 8:30pm with PIZZA included
Members: $13/ child; Non-Members: $17/ for first child   $ 13/ each additional child
Call (919) 933-5100 to sign-up your child.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Animal Awareness & Adoption Day (on the lawn at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro)
101 East Weaver Street, Carrboro, North Carolina 27510
Sunday September 18, 2-4 pm 
Max's Dog Wash & Snack Shack will collect items for hurricane animals rescued by N.C. EARS; a blue Huffy bike will be raflled for $5 per ticket, with all raffle proceeds going to the Humane Society of the United States (and specifically, its teams aiding Gulf Coast animals).  Also visit with local dogs and cats looking for their forever homes, learn about low-cost spay and neuter programs, and meet the people who are working to place our county's many, many homeless dogs and cats. Learn about volunteer opportunities and make a contribution to the organization of your choice.
(919) 929-0010.

 

Weds. September 21, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Sat., September 24, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Call to register. 
$20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., September 24, 2005
WSM Family Day "Old Fashioned Fun at Southern Village"
On the Green at Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC.
Sat., September 24, 2005, 3 pm - 6 pm.
Featuring two bouncy air houses, the Scrap Exchange, Kelly Jo the Clown, beverages & food by the Town Hall Grill, free music.

 

Sat., Sept. 24, 2005
"Not-So-Secret Garden Tour" sponsored by Hillsborough Downtown Merchants
Sat., Sept. 24, 2005 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Tour a variety of interesting gardens, pocket parks, landscape features and container plantings throughout Hillsborough's downtown historic district. Information booths on gardening tips, local park activities and demonstrations are also planned at the Old Courthouse.
www.historichillsborough.org

Also in Hillsborough on Saturdau, September 24:  Daniel Boone Merchant Association Fall Yard Sale, 9am-4pm, Held at the Daniel Boone Village. Rain or Shine. More information at (919) 732-8714 or the DBMA Website.

Sat., Sept. 24, 2005
Montrose Garden Open Day, Hillsborough, NC.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2005, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
320 Saint Mary's Road, Hillsborough, NC.  (Please park next door at Cameron Park School.)
This is your opportunity to visit the gardens at the peak of late summer and early fall bloom. Plants specially propagated from the gardens are available for purchase.  The Orange County Historical Museum will sell picnic lunches to raise funds for the museum.  No admission charge.  
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-7787.

Sat., Sept. 24, 2005
"Voices of Praise" Gospel Festival at Efland-Cheeks Community Center
Saturday, September 24, 2005, 12 - 5 pm. Admission free.  Food, concessions, games, music.
Efland-Cheeks Community Center, 117 Richmond Road, Cheeks Township, Efland, NC
(919) 245-2660.

 

Sat., September 24, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Saludos Company
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., September 24, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sun., Sept. 25, 2005
8th Annual Carrboro Music Festival  All kinds of music, all around town, all for free!
Free music festival held annually in downtown Carrboro on the last Sunday of September.  Come and join in the musical festivities!  Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 1pm until midnight.  The festival will feature a wide range of musical styles at twenty-one indoor and outdoor stages all over Carrboro, as well as kid's activities at the Town Commons, all for free.  Kids activities include fun crafts at Ellen's Kids' Corner and a great new Bounce House Village for kids to bounce and play on.  Spend a magic moment with our wandering Mother Goose.  In addition, Studio, Dance & Gymnastics Center will have an obstacle course for children ages 3-8 and team gymnasts performing tumbling exhibitions.  A free shuttle bus will run from the Carrboro Plaza Park & Ride Lot from noon until 8pm, and will run down Main St. to Brewer Lane and then back to Carrboro Plaza.  The popular Little Blue Choo train will provide free rides on Weaver Street between Town Hall and Weaver Street Market from 1 - 6pm.
100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
.
(919) 969-7522.

 

Sunday, September 25, 2005
Got Tortitude? Tortoiseshell and Calico Cat Adoption Event (Chatam Animal Rescue)
Sunday, September 25th, 2005,  noon to 4 pm
The AniMall at the Morrisville Prime Outlets.  Airport Boulevard and I-40 (exit 284)
Got Tortitude is a tortoiseshell and calico cat adoption event. Tortoiseshell and calico cats are known for their unique, loving purrsonalities as well as the knowledge that the world revolves around them (i.e. tortitude). They make great lap cats, as they need to continually remind their humans of this.  Please join the adoptable tortis and calicos of Chatham Animal Rescue and Education who would love to bring a little tortitude into your house today.
(919) 542-5757.

 

Mon., Sept. 26, 2005
Gulf Coast Relief Dinner - Weaver Street Market and Panzanella in Carrboro.
At Panzanella in Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.  Monday, September 26 from 6 to 9:30pm.  Low Country and Cajun cuisine, live music, beer and wine.  Tickets $35; purchase in advance at Panzanella or Weaver Street Market.

 

Weds. September 28, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Fri., Sept. 30, 2005 
Last Friday in Hillsborough
Friday, September 30, 2005, 6-9pm.
An evening of events on the last Friday of each month from April through September in Hillsborough's downtown historic district. A band is featured on the old courthouse lawn plus visual arts, dance, and literature. Businesses, galleries, studios, restaurants, and museums and historic sites remain open and offer special programs. Artists, food vendors, musicians, and craftspeople set up their wares on the sidewalks. Sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council
(919) 732-7741.

 

Fri - Sun., Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005
Wilmington Riverfest (much further afield)
Friday - Sunday,
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005
Features music, arts & crafts, Kid Zone at the Cotton Exchange, Classic Car Show, Fireworks, Karate Gymnastics, Annual Riverfront 8K Run the River Race, and much more.


Invasion of the Pirates Flotilla 
Saturday October 1, 2005
From the Wilmington Harbor Enhancement Trust website, www.wilmington-docks.com:  "The Pirates are Coming!  Prepare to be boarded! On Saturday during Riverfest, Pirates will be invading downtown Wilmington. WHET is sponsoring The Invasion of the Pirates Flotilla.  Boats of all shapes and sizes will be decorated as pirate ships and their Captain & Crew will be taking the city. The Flotilla is set to begin at sunset and once the pirates have taken control of the river front & city, the Riverfest fireworks will mark the success of the siege.  Participation on land & sea is welcome. Flotilla entrants will be provided overnight dockage downtown. The Captains meeting is Friday, September 30, followed by the Invasion Party for Pirates, crew and captured souls."

 

Friday, Sept. 30 - Sun., Oct. 2 & Friday, October 7 - Sun.. October 9, 2005
Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine at the North Carolina Transportation Museum (further afield in Spencer, NC.)  411 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC, 28159.  (704) - 639 - 1881.

September 30, October 1, 2, October 7, 8 & 9, 2005 
Preschoolers and their parents can take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine at this limited-engagement tour, enjoy storytelling, video viewing, live music and many more 60th Anniversary special events. This one-of-a-kind family experience makes stops at regional heritage railroads in nearly 40 cities across the country with more than 1 million visitors expected (nationwide).
Tickets are $16.00 for everyone age 2 and up. Advance purchase is recommended. All ticket sales are final.
For tickets and information, visit www.ticketweb.com or call 1-866-468-7630. Events are rain or shine.

 

Fri - Sun., Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005
19th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival (much further afield in Morehead City, NC)

The Festival begins on Friday at noon with an Opening Ceremonies luncheon at the Crystal Coast Civic Center (reservations required). On Friday the festival officially kicks off with an Opening ceremonies luncheon at noon. Friday entertainment, rides and exhibits open to the public at 5pm. There is entertainment on three stages Friday evening. 

On Saturday the Festival opens at 10am with over 150 food and arts & craft vendors lining the streets. Vendor booths are open from 10am - 9pm on Saturday. Rides, educational exhibits and entertainment on all three stages go on throughout the day and evening hours on Saturday.

The vendor booths, rides, educational exhibits and entertainment on Sunday open at 10am. The Blessing of the Fleet is held on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. The Festival ends on Sunday at 5pm.  The Festival is held RAIN OR SHINE.


(252) 726-NCSF

 

Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2005, and Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Ghost Train Halloween Festival at the Tweetsie Railroad (much further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
Attractions include a night-time Ghost Train ride, Haunted House,  3-D Maze and the Black Hole?, Halloween shows and trick-or-treating.  A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so purchase tickets in advance to ensure admittance.  You can order tickets online or call our toll-free number 1-877 TWEETSIE.  Gates Open: 7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Required Admission Prices: $22 Per Person, Children 2 & under Free.


www.tweetsie.com
1-877-TWEETSIE 

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October 2005
Reminder: Daylight Savings Time ends this year on October 30, 2005 at 2am.  Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on October 30th.
Friday, Sept. 30 - Sun., Oct. 2 & Friday, Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 9, 2005
Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine at the North Carolina Transportation Museum ( further afield in Spencer, NC.)  411 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC, 28159.  (704) - 639 - 1881.

September 30, October 1, 2, October 7, 8 & 9, 2005 
Preschoolers and their parents can take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine at this limited-engagement tour, enjoy storytelling, video viewing, live music and many more 60th Anniversary special events. This one-of-a-kind family experience makes stops at regional heritage railroads in nearly 40 cities across the country with more than 1 million visitors expected (nationwide).
Tickets are $16.00 for everyone age 2 and up. Advance purchase is recommended. All ticket sales are final.
For tickets and information, visit www.ticketweb.com or call 1-866-468-7630. Events are rain or shine.

 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 1-2, 2005 (weekends Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2005)
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival (further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free.
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544

October 1st and 2nd:  "Come celebrate as Fairhaven Village opens its gates for the first time this fall. Check your local paper this week for a 2 for $20 discount offer and get two adult tickets for $20, that's a ten dollar savings on opening weekend (coupon required)."  Visit participating Harris Teeters in the local area for discount coupons to the Festival.  (Save $1.00 off Regular Admission price at participating Harris Teeter stores.)

Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2005, and Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Ghost Train Halloween Festival at the Tweetsie Railroad (much further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
Attractions include a night-time Ghost Train ride, Haunted House,  3-D Maze and the Black Hole?, Halloween shows and trick-or-treating.  A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so purchase tickets in advance to ensure admittance.  You can order tickets online or call our toll-free number 1-877 TWEETSIE.  Gates Open: 7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Required Admission Prices: $22 Per Person, Children 2 & under Free.

www.tweetsie.com
1-877-TWEETSIE 

Fri - Sun., Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005
19th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival (much further afield in Morehead City, NC)
The Festival begins on Friday at noon with an Opening Ceremonies luncheon at the Crystal Coast Civic Center (reservations required). On Friday the festival officially kicks off with an Opening ceremonies luncheon at noon. Friday entertainment, rides and exhibits open to the public at 5pm. There is entertainment on three stages Friday evening. 

On Saturday the Festival opens at 10am with over 150 food and arts & craft vendors lining the streets. Vendor booths are open from 10am - 9pm on Saturday. Rides, educational exhibits and entertainment on all three stages go on throughout the day and evening hours on Saturday.

The vendor booths, rides, educational exhibits and entertainment on Sunday open at 10am. The Blessing of the Fleet is held on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. The Festival ends on Sunday at 5pm.  The Festival is held RAIN OR SHINE.


(252) 726-NCSF (0318)

 

Sat. - Sun, October 1 - 2, 2005 (Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005)
Ken's Korny Corn Maze at Ken's Produce and Garden Center (further afield in Garner, NC).
3175 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529-9065.
Saturday, October 1, 2005 10am - 3pm, and Sunday October 2, 2005 from 1 pm - 6pm. 
Explore the 5-acre corn maze and pick a pumpkin to carve.  (A smaller straw maze is available for younger children.)  When the sun goes down, flashlights are required and they make spooky effects in the Halloween corn maze.
(919) 779-4765.

 

Sat., October 1, 2005 
Tour de Carrboro Series:  Carrboro 10K (10 Km) at McDougle Middle School
From the website:  "C'est la amour! A perfect race for this time of year ? an early fall 10K through the tree-lined streets of Carrboro.  Last run in the 1980's, the Carrboro 10K has been re-established as a Carrboro road race tradition.  The event in 2005 will also serve as the 10K state championship for North Carolina, as sanctioned by USATF. To qualify for cash and travel stipend awards in the USATF championship, runners MUST have a current (2005) USATF Membership Number and MUST indicate at registration that they also wish to compete for the USATF championship.  These USATF awards will be presented to those registered for the USATF championship, as well as overall, masters, and 5-year age group awards (top 3) for all competitors."

More info / print registration
Register online
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Sat., October 1, 2005 

Raleigh's First Gaelic Festival with the Prodigals
Sat., Oct. 1, 12 noon - 11 pm.
Moore Square Park (corner of Martin and Blount Streets, Raleigh, NC)
Irish Festival featuring Paddy Gibney from Dublin and Paddy Noonon.  Free.
www.irisheventsnc.com/

12:00 - Ceol Na Gael Pipe Band
12:30 - Cead Mile Failte from Event Director Annie Nice
12:35 - A minute of silence for the victims of War & Natural disasters throughout the world - followed by amazing grace by Ceol Na Gael.
12:45 - Baile Daire - Celtic music, NC
1:30 - Danny Tighe School of Irish Dance, NC
2:00 - The Hibernian Musicians, NC
3:00 - Celtic Jam - Celtic Music, NC
4:00 - Mr Paddy Noonan from Kerry & Mick Bermingham from Dublin
5:00 - Baile Daire plays for Inis Caird School of Irish Dance, Cary NC
5:30 - Jennifer Licko & Guests Irish & Scottich Tunes, NC
6:45 - Matchmaker Results & the drawing for a Trip To Ireland
7:00 - more from Paddy & Mick
7:30 - Paddy Gibney & Bill from Dublin.  Traditional & Rock Covers (U2 / Thin Lizzy). 8:30 - Manic Celtic Rockers & alsothe Festivals Feature Performance from Ireland THE PRODIGALS
10:30 - All Gaelic Musicians join the Prodigals
11:00 - The National Anthems
(Parent's night out idea: The big after Party will be held at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub - Blount St, Raleigh and the Hibernian Irish Pub on Glenwood South, Raleigh)

Sun., Oct. 2, 2005
33rd Annual Festifall Arts & Crafts Street Fair, Chapel Hill
Sunday October 2, 2005,1pm-6pm
Live Music, original arts & crafts, international foods, and a Kids Zone.  Live entertainment on three stages.  A fun, Fall hometown event.

Downtown Chapel Hill on West Franklin Street (Note: Mallette St., Kenan St. and West Franklin St. are closed from 9 am to 8 pm on the day of Festifall. Public parking lots are located along East & West Rosemary St., parallel to Franklin Street.)

Sun., Oct. 2, 2005
Fourth Annual Wiener Dog Day - Weaver Street Market in Carrboro
Bring your Wiener Dog or just your enthusiasm to the Weaver Street Market Lawn on Sunday October 2, 2005 for the Fourth Annual Wiener Dog Day. Dress up your dog and enjoy games, contests, and prizes! Co-Sponsored by Phydeaux Pet Shop.  Donations will be collected for Almost Home Dachshund Rescue.

Downtown Carrboro, 101 East Waver St., Carrboro
(Weaver Street asks that attendees park in the old Farmers' Market lot off Roberson Street.)
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop
(919) 929-2009
Sun., Oct. 2, 2005
5th Annual MD Bowl-for-a-Cure and Family Fun Day, at Buffaloe Lanes, 151 High House Rd., Cary
Sunday, October 2, 2005,  12:30pm-4:30pm.
All proceeds benefit national nonprofit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy!  Entertainment for children includes face painting, clowns, magicians (featuring magician Michael Creech), balloon animals, bounce house, Cotton the Clown and her dog, mascots from local sports teams, putting green, limbo, bean bag toss, and more.  32 five-member teams of bowlers secure minimum sponsorships of $500. Each participant receives a t-shirt and is eligible for various drawings, door prizes, and giveaways.  Participants' family members welcome. Bowling, silent auction, announcement of raffle winners, and entertainment from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Awards ceremony and announcement of silent auction winners from 4 to 4:30.  
www.ppmdvoice-nc.org
(919) 678-1518.

 

Sun., Oct. 2, 2005
Joys and Toys of Chemistry at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC.
11 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601.
Sunday, October 2, 2005, 10am - 5pm.
A fun family day with neat-o chemistry experiments, magic, exhibits and other special events and presentations.
www.naturalsciences.org
(919) 733-7450.
In NC, 1-877-4NATSCI 

 

Sun., Oct. 2, 2005
Grand Opening of the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
2001 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27705.  (The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is located adjacent to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke University's campus.)
Sun., Oct. 2, 2005, 11am - 5pm and extended hours beyond 5pm.
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Nasher Museum of Art, featuring family entertainment, three exhibitions and extended viewing hours.  Free admission.  From the website: "The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will open its new building designed by architect Rafael Vi?ly on Oct. 2, 2005, creating a major new center for the arts on campus. The $23 million museum will foster multidisciplinary learning and serve the Research Triangle area. The former Duke University Museum of Art (DUMA) closed in May 2004. The new museum will inaugurate its two new special exhibition galleries with The Evolution of the Nasher Collection and The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice, reflecting the museum's increased focus on modern and contemporary art. It is located at Duke University Road and Anderson Street, adjacent to the Sarah. P. Duke Gardens."  
Parking:  The museum's 100-space public parking lot, east of the building, is accessible from either Campus Drive or Duke University Road. The parking fee is $2 per hour, with a maximum of two hours. The path from the parking lot to the main entrance is about 100 yards.  
www.nasher.duke.edu
(919) 684-5135.

11 am: Doors open to the public

All day: Outside the main entrance, Chapel Hill artist Patrick Dougherty creates a massive sculpture from saplings and twigs gathered from Duke Forest.


1 pm: Opening ceremony with Durham Mayor Bill Bell

5 pm: Panel Discussion - Meet artists whose work is represented in the inaugural exhibition of contemporary art, The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice. New York artist Petah Coyne's Untitled #1165 (Paris Blue) is a delicate sculptural assemblage of blue velvet, silk flowers, chicken wire, wax, wood, tassels and feathers. I?go Manglano-Ovalle of Spain examines issues of nuclear threat in his 4-minute video, Oppenheimer. Alan Sonfist, an artist who proposes real-life answers to problems that threaten forests, created the drawing on photograph entiled The Monument to the Lost Falcon of Westphalia, documenting a project with Neolithic forest and Celtic mounds. Co-sponsored by Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

 

Sun., Oct. 2, 2005
Romeo & Juliet presented by Carolina Ballet
Sunday, October 2, 2005, 2pm (Show runs from September 15-October 2, 2005.)
AJ Fletcher Opera Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Center, Raleigh, NC.
From the website: "There is no more beautiful or touching love story in all of literature than Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet ? the story of star crossed lovers, dueling families, intrigue, deception and the tragic twist of fate. Carolina Ballet's Romeo & Juliet is filled with dramatic sword fights, spectacular costumes, breathtaking dancing and marvelous acting. This is a story of another time that is as relevant today as ever before."
Ticket information
www.carolinaballet.com
(919) 719-0800 (Main Office).
(919) 719-0900 (Box Office).

 

Weds. October 5, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Thurs. October 6, 2005
20th Annual Great Pumpkin Contest - State Farmers Market, Raleigh, NC
I-40, Exit 297 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Date tentative, call for updates.  Pumpkin decorating contest, a largest pumpkin contest, and a great selection of pumpkins, gourds & other Fall decorations from local farms. 
(919) 733-7417

 

 

Sat. - Sun, October 8 -9, 2005 (Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005)
Ken's Korny Corn Maze at Ken's Produce and Garden Center (further afield in Garner, NC).
3175 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529-9065.
Saturday, October 8, 2005 10am - 3pm, and Sunday October 9, 2005 from 1 pm - 6pm. 
Explore the 5-acre corn maze and pick a pumpkin to carve.  (A smaller straw maze is available for younger children.)  When the sun goes down, flashlights are required and they make spooky effects in the Halloween corn maze.
(919) 779-4765.

 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 8 - 9, 2005 (every weekend Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2005)
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival (further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free.
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544

October 8th and 9th:  "Kids Free! Check your local paper this week for an offer to receive one free child's (5-12) ticket with one full price adult ticket at the gate at the front gates with a coupon. Kids under 5 are always free!"

Friday, Sept. 30 - Sun., Oct. 2 & Friday, Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 9, 2005
Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine at the North Carolina Transportation Museum ( further afield in Spencer, NC.)  411 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC, 28159.  (704) - 639 - 1881.

September 30, October 1, 2, October 7, 8 & 9, 2005 
Preschoolers and their parents can take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine at this limited-engagement tour, enjoy storytelling, video viewing, live music and many more 60th Anniversary special events. This one-of-a-kind family experience makes stops at regional heritage railroads in nearly 40 cities across the country with more than 1 million visitors expected (nationwide).
Tickets are $16.00 for everyone age 2 and up. Advance purchase is recommended. All ticket sales are final.
For tickets and information, visit www.ticketweb.com or call 1-866-468-7630. Events are rain or shine.

 

Thurs. - Sun., October 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2005
2nd Annual Shakori Hills Fall Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance
Silk Hope, NC (near Pittsboro)
Thursday - Sunday, October 6-9, 2005
4 days, 4 stages, over 40 bands!  An all-ages family-friendly event with great kid-family and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend. The Shakori Hills Fall Festival also features great music (John Anderson, Tift Merritt, The Duhks, Donna the Buffalo, Keith Frank, The Avett Brothers, and lots more Day tickets available, click here for ticket information. There is also a Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in the Spring (April).
1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Silk Hope, NC (18 miles southwest of Chapel Hill in Chatham County, North Carolina)
www.shakorihills.org
(919) 542-8142.

 

Fri., Oct. 7, 2005
3rd Annual Fore! the Children Golf Tournament to raise funds for Prevent Child Abuse NC 
Fridday, October 7, 2005, at the Preserve at Jordan Lake
www.preventchildabusenc.org
(919) 829-8009.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
Autism Society of North Carolina Ribbon Run
Saturday, October 8, 2005, 9am
City Market, Downtown Raleigh, NC.
Join over 1,200 runners, walkers, and joggers at City Market in downtown Raleigh to raise money and awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
www.autismsociety-nc.org
(919) 743-0204.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
2nd Annual Public School Foundation Race for Education (9am) and the Walk for Education (3pm)
Saturday, October 8, 2005, 9am
McCorkle Place UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC.
A USATF-certified 5K race through the streets of Chapel Hill beginning at 9am.  Anyone can run!  (Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.)  Also join the Walk for Education starting at 3 pm.  Allow sufficient time for parking before the race.  Race Packet Pick-up at Fleet Feet on Oct. 7 from 10am-7pm or Day of Race from 7:30am - 8:30am.  Register in person at Fleet Feet Sports, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, NC  27510 from Sept. 13 - OCtober 7, 2005.  Register in person on race day at McCorkle Place between 7:30am - 8:30 am.  Entry fees ($25; $30 after Oct. 3); nonrefundable and include a Walk/Race for Education T-Shirt.  Students may designate a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School to receive a portion (75%) of their entry fee.
Online registration (Register online by October 7, 2005)

www.chccs.k12.nc.us/psf
(919) 968-8819 (Public School Foundation).

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
2nd Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour
Saturday, October 8, 2005, 10am & 2pm
The Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., Hillsborough, NC.
Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute guided walking tour through it's historic district. The tour features historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries.  Admission $2-$6
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
Yard Sale to benefit the Orange County Historical Museum, Hillsborough, NC.
201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough.
Board members and friends of the museum will offer household items, furniture, linens, tools, clothing, jewelry, toys, books, vintage pieces, and antiques. Pick up some bargains and help the museum at the same time.
(919) 732-2201.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
Triangle British Classic Car Show in Raleigh, North Carolina
Saturday, October 8, 2005 from 9am - 3pm.
Located at the Prime Outlet Mall Morrisville, exit 284 off Interstate 40 at the Raleigh Durham Airport. Admission is free to spectators.  $15.00 to show a car. All British Marques are welcome.  The Triangle British Classic Car Show features a live Band, Awards, Prizes, Raffle, T-shirts, Vendors, Funkhana and Outlet Shopping. Fun for everyone - bring the whole family.  This is a Rain or Shine event.
Note:  The Host Hotel on the show grounds (the Fairfield Inn (919) 468-2260), has a special car show rate.   If you would like further information contact Don Annas (919) 467-8391 or visit the North Carolina MG Car Club website at www.ncmgcc.org.
(919) 467-8391.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
Little River Elementary Fall Festival, Durham, NC
Little River Elementary School, 2315 Snow Hill Rd., Durham, NC
Saturday, October 8, 2005, 10 am - 2 pm.
School Fall Festival fundraising event features games, inflatable fun, pony rides, silent auctions, food and fun for the whole family.
(919) 560-3940.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
Harvest Festival Fundraiser for the Carolina Living and Learning Center
325 Russet Run Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2005, 11am - 5pm.
The Harvest Festival features family fun activities, continental music (bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the music!), hay rides, face painting, moon bounce castle, games with prizes for all, Reptile Roundup, fortune telling with Dr. Azar, and silent auction from 1-3pm.  The Harvest Festival is a fundraiser for the 15 men and women with autism the live at the Carolina Living and Learning Center.
$5 suggested donation.
(919) 542-1910.

 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2005
"Lost and Found: Perdido y Encontrado" children's play presented by Triangle Intercultural Latino Performance Ensemble at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, October 8, 2005, 11am and 1pm.
Bilingual children's play tells the story of a peddler who has lost his dancing bear. Ages 5 and up; admission fee. 
www.ncartmuseum.org
(919) 839-6262.

 

Sat., October 8, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Jimmy Magoo & Friends
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., October 8, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

EXTENDED OCTOBER SCHEDULE!!!  Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday through October 29, 2005 evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. The trees are twinkling with little white lights setting the scene for a beautiful
Fall evening of music and fun.  The Farmer's Market is still running and will run through October 29th; find peppers, pumpkins, potatoes and more!  Kids events are continuing.   Come and support local farmers! Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic, tour the mill, and enjoy great music by the river.

About Jimmy Magoo:  Beloved Jimmy Magoo is an award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, director, composer, playwright, and poet.  Description from the Deep Dish Theater website: "From his first days as a member of the Somnambulist Project theater company to his recent musical scoring of the PaperHand Puppet Intervention show at Chapel Hill's Forest Theatre, Jimmy has inspired and delighted audiences of all ages, shapes and sizes for over a decade. He leads several ongoing music, theater and performance workshops for kids and adults, and has recorded seven CDs, including Short & Sweet, his first album for kids."  Often billed as kid's music for grownups and everyone in between.

(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., October 8, 2005 (rain date October 9th)
Friends of Bolin Creek 2nd Annual Festival
held at Umstead Park in Chapel Hill, NC,
Sat., October 8, 2005 (rain date October 9th), 12 noon - 6pm
(
Umstead Park is located 1 1/2 miles NE of downtown Chapel Hill west of Airport Rd, on Umstead Rd.  
Directions.)

Festival with music, raffle and other activities.  Free admission.  Silent auction proceeds will go to the N.C. Helping Neighbors Fund for Hurricane Relief.  The Friends of Bolin Creek is a non-Profit organization dedicated to preserving the Bolin Creek corridor by establishing a perpetual nature part and preserve in the Bolin Creek Watershed. The group envisions multiple uses compatible with preservation goals including hiking, biking, birding and nature study.
www.bolincreek.org
(919) 933-1015.

From the website: "The festival will include music by local groups, food and soft drinks, a volunteer-led hike and special activities for children i including leaf rubbing, games, a sing-along and a Paper Hand Puppet Intervention-led parade around the park starting at 4:00 pm.  There will also be a silent auction of goods and services donated by local merchants with all proceeds donated to the N.C. Helping Neighbors Fund for hurricane victims. We chose this fund for our donations because 100 percent of the money it collects will go to the victims."

Entertainment
12:30-1:00 Different Drummers
1:00-1:30 Berkeley Grimball
1:30-2:30 Conjunto Con Libre
2:30-3:30 United Church Bass Ensemble
3:00-3:30 Stormfront
3:30-4:30 Bradshaw Jazz Quartet
4:30-5:00 Bolin Creek Harmony Boys
5:00-5:30 Amber Dutton

 

Sun., Oct. 9, 2005
Ghosts of Chapel Hill - at the Carolina Inn with Ghost Hunter Christopher Moon
The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.  Directions.
Sunday, October 9, 2005, 4 pm.
Learn about the ghosts of Chapel Hill with renowned ghost hunter, Christopher Moon.  Free.  (Also see listing below for Carolina ghost hunter event Monday, October 10, 2005.)
www.carolinainn.com/
(919) 933-2001.

 

Mon., October 10, 2005 - Celebrate Columbus Day with your children!  Why not stop by the library this weekend for books to read together about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day?
Mon., Oct. 10, 2005 (Columbus Day)
Ghosts of Chapel Hill - Ghost Hunter's University at the Carolina Inn with Ghost Hunter Christopher Moom
Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day). 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Carolina Inn offers this one-day exploration of the paranormal presented by renowned ghost hunter, Christopher Moon of Haunted Times Magazine.  (The Carolina Inn was voted one of America's Top Ten Haunted Hotels.)  Ghost Hunting 101 ? A three hour session in which you will learn about tools of the ghost-hunting trade and how to capture and analyze evidence of hauntings.  Includes gourmet dinner with wine.  Ghost Hunter's Experience - Apply your new skills during this truly interactive ghost hunt through the Inn, venturing into areas normally off-limits to the public. 
$99 per person for adults, $49 per person for children age 15 and under.  Reservations are required ;call 919-918-2711.
www.carolinainn.com/
(919) 918-2711.

 

Weds., October 12, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Fri., Oct. 14 - Sun., Oct. 23, 2005
North Carolina State Fair
The largest show in North Carolina!  Annual state fair features livestock exhibits and competitions, concerts, games, rides, food, craft demonstrations, PBS Kids events, and lots of other family-friendly entertainment.
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.  www.ncstatefair.org (919) 821-7400.

 

Fri. and Sat., Oct. 14 and 15, 2005
Silk Hope Ruritans Championship Rodeo (3rd Annual) at the G.T. Petty Memorial Park in SIlk Hope, NC 
Friday and Saturday, October 14-15, 2005.
From the website:  "The SIlk Hope Ruritan Championship Rodeo is a full-blown SRA /APRA sanctioned rodeo with all the bells and whistles, from bull riding to calf roping to clowns. There's food and rodeo vendors plus fun and excitement for everyone. It is held at the Ruritan Arena in the G.T. Petty Memorial Park at Silk Hope, North Carolina, this year on October 14th and 15th, 2005. It's a rip-roaring family good time, and we'll save a seat for y'all."

 

Fri. - Sun., Oct. 14 - 16, 2005 
21st LEAF Lake Eden Arts Festival, 10 years ~ 21 Festivals (much further afield in Black Mountain, NC - near Asheville, NC) Camp Rockmount, 377 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
Fri. - Sun., Oct. 14 - 16, 2005.
Music, Dance, Handcrafts, Healing Arts, Poetry, Camping, Fun!  From the website: "Lake Eden Arts Festival Mission: Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) is a non-profit organization established to enhance people's lives through creative expressions, the arts, dance and music from a variety of cultures. We seek to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural traditions and the arts in Western North Carolina and beyond. We promote heritage preservation, multi-cultural education, community outreach, and connecting children and families to the arts. The LEAF in Schools & Streets program was developed specifically to enhance the arts in local schools and community centers. This program is dedicated to empowering youth with festive arts."
Directions: http://theleaf.com/directions.php
www.LakeEdenArtsFestival.org
(828) 68-MUSIC (686-8742).

LEAF 2006:  May 12-14, 2006 & Oct. 20-22, 2006
LEAF 2007:  May 11-13, 2007 & Oct. 19-21, 2007

 

Fri., Oct. 14 - Sun., Oct. 23, 2005
North Carolina State Fair
The largest show in North Carolina!  Annual state fair features livestock exhibits and competitions, concerts, games, rides, food, craft demonstrations, PBS Kids events, and lots of other family-friendly entertainment.
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.  www.ncstatefair.org (919) 821-7400.

 

Sat. - Sun, Oct. 15 - 16, 2005 (Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005)
Ken's Korny Corn Maze at Ken's Produce and Garden Center (further afield in Garner, NC).
3175 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529-9065.
Saturday, October 15, 2005 10am - 3pm, and Sunday October 16, 2005 from 1 pm - 6pm. 
(Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005.)
Explore the 5-acre corn maze and pick a pumpkin to carve.  (A smaller straw maze is available for younger children.)  When the sun goes down, flashlights are required and they make spooky effects in the Halloween corn maze.
(919) 779-4765.

 

Sat., Oct. 15, 2005
Little River Blue Grass Festival 
Sat., October 15, 2005, 12-6pm
Performers include the Cagle Family, Eddie GIll and the Grass Masters, and Blue Grass Staff.

Little River Regional Park, Guess Rd. Rougemount
(919) 245-2660 (Orange County Rec. & Parks Dept.)

 

Sat., Oct. 15, 2005
Baby Items Sale - Children's Cooperative Playschool 
Sat., October 15, 2005, 9am-2pm
2025 Ephesus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.  Directions.
Baby items sale features consignment, local craftspeople, family entertainment, face painting!  Find "gently used , high quality children's items: infant through pre-K clothing, shoes, accessories, baby equipment, kids' furniture, yard toys and play sets, toys, videos, books, tapes, games, puzzles, sports equipment, scooters, bikes, dress-up, maternity, and anything else that has to do with children PLUS local handcrafted baby stuff."
For info about consigning items, Email Heather at HHayden@nc.rr.com.  For info about becoming a vendor, email Barbara at steveandbarbara@earthlink.net.
http://www.childrenscooperativeplayschool.com/events/fall2005babysale.html

 

Sat., Oct. 15, 2005
Sally Ride Science Festival at Duke's East Campus (hosted by the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke)
Sat., October 15, 2005, 11am-4:15pm
Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University's East Campus.  Directions.
From the website:  Calling all 5th-8th grade girls? parents and teachers too!  Reach for the Stars at the Sally Ride Science Festival at Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering on Saturday, October 15, 2005, from 11:00 am to 4:15 pm.

The festival features:

* An inspiring talk by astronaut Kathryn Thornton
* Discovery Workshops for girls, given by local veterinarians, astronomers, microbiologists, and engineers
* Workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support girls' interests in science and math
* A Street Fair with cool hands-on activities, booths, food, and music 

Advance registration is required and is $18. The registration fee includes the featured talk, workshops, lunch, and the Street Fair.

Festival Schedule: 11:00am - 4:15pm Check-in, Lunch, Street Fair, Featured Talk, Discovery Workshops, Street Fair, Free Drawing.

Register for the Festival today! Space is limited.

If you have questions, please call us at 1-800-561-5161. See you there! 
www.sallyridefestivals.com/05DUKE1015

 

Sat., Oct. 15, 2005
Fall Classic Singles Horseshoe Tournament at Anderson Community Park, N.C. 54, Carrboro, NC
Sat., October 15, 2005, 8:30am (registration); 10am (tournament begins).
Hayrides, face painting, pony rides, food, live music, hay maze in the barn, petting zoo, bonfire, and much more fun for the entire family!  (Entrance fee includes everything, except food is extra.)
Anderson Community Park, N.C. 54, Carrboro, NC.
(919) 918-7364.

 

Sat., October 15, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Wood & Steel (bluegrass music)!
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 15 - 20 minutes + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., October 15, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

EXTENDED OCTOBER SCHEDULE!!!  Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday through October 29, 2005 evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. The trees are twinkling with little white lights setting the scene for a beautiful
Fall evening of music and fun.  The Farmer's Market is still running and will run through October 29th; find peppers, pumpkins, potatoes and more!  Kids events are continuing.   Come and support local farmers! Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic, tour the mill, and enjoy great music by the river.
(336) 376-3122.

About Wood & Steel: "An acclaimed piedmont bluegrass band with a reverence for traditional sound yet unafraid to feather its repertoire with a variety of songs and styles, from beautifully harmonized original songs to gospel to bluegrass versions of Dylan, Wood & Steel keeps crowds moving and should not be missed!" (from Saxaphaw promotional info)

 

Sun., October 16, 2005
Eurythmic Musical Performance - Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony presented by the Lemniscate Arts and Eurythmy Spring Valley's Symphonic Eurythmy Tour 2005 
P
age Auditorium, Duke University Campus, Durham, NC 
Sunday, October 16, 2005, 3:00 pm.  Note: There will be a talk/demonstration 1 hour before this performance.
Tickets go on sale in September at the Duke University Box Office (919) 684-4444 (hours are 10am - 5pm M-F).
Call the Symphonic Eurythmy Tour at (707) 824-0655 for more information about the performance.

 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 15 - 16, 2005
Triangle Youth Ballet presents Dracula at the Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School 
Sat. Oct. 15, 2005 at 8pm and 10:30pm; Sun. Oct. 16, 2005 at 2:15 pm.
Tickets:  $15 adults; $10 students (1/2 price for those wearing costumes to the Sat. 10:30 pm show.)  Ticket outlets: Balloons and Tunes (Main St., Carrboro), Cameron's at University Mall, Dance Design at Ram's Plaza, Triangle Youth Ballet at Gateway Commons, the Regulatory Bookshop, Ninth St., Durham.
www.triangleyouthballet.org
(919) 932-2676.

 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 15 - 16, 2005 (every weekend Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2005)
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ( further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free.
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544

 

Sun., October 16, 2005
A Southern Season hosts Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Treats with Barbara Ulam (7+)
Sun., October 16, 2005, 1pm  (also on Sat., October 22, 2005 at 11am)
As the witching hour draws near, Barbara is planning a party that will make everyone cheer. Join her as she brings the ultimate Halloween treats to life. These treats are ghoul-icious and will inspire any child with culinary ambitions. Ages 7 and up.  $35.  (Reserve a spot in advance!)

 

Weds., October 19, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Fri., Oct. 14 - Sun., Oct. 23, 2005
North Carolina State Fair
The largest show in North Carolina!  Annual state fair features livestock exhibits and competitions, concerts, games, rides, food, craft demonstrations, PBS Kids events, and lots of other family-friendly entertainment.
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.  www.ncstatefair.org (919) 821-7400.

 

Mon., Oct. 17, 2005
Harvest Moon Paddle with Haw River Kayak and Canoe Company
Mon.,
Oct. 17, 2005
Night-time paddles on a 300 acre lake above the dam in Saxapahaw.
 Call (336) 260.6465 to register.

 

Tues., Oct. 18, 2005
Fifth Annual Preschool Fair at the United Church of Chapel Hill (Organized by the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mother's Club)
United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Historic Airport Road), Chapel Hill .
Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
Come learn about the many varied preschool options in our area!  Many local preschools will be represented.  Free and open to the general public.
www.chapelhillmothersclub.org
(919) 967-5839.

 

Friday - Sat., Oct. 21 - 22, 2005
18th Annual Halloween Trail at Durant Nature Park (further afield in Raleigh, NC)
8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614.
Friday and Saturday, October 21 - 22, 2005, 6pm 
A ghostly (but not too scary) guide will take visitors along wooded, jack-o-lantern-lighted trails, where spooky make-believe characters await.  Learn about nature and spooks at the same time!  Activities include storytelling around a campfire, arts and crafts, and hay rides.  Ages 3 years and up.
(919) 870-2871.

 

Friday, October 21, 2005
Robin and Linda Williams and their Fine Group in Concert at St. Philip's Church to benefit Urban Ministries of Durham. (Presented by Strings Attached Productions.) 
St. Philip's Church, 403 E. Main St. in Durham, NC. 
Friday, October 21, 2005 at 7 pm.  All profits to benefit Urban Ministries of Durham. This is a child friendly,
smoke free venue.  Child care provided.  Beer, wine, and soda are available for purchase. $15 for adults, $8.00 for children 6-12 years old. Free 5 and under.
www.robinandlinda.com
box-office@stphilipsdurham.org
http://www.stphilipsdurham.org/
(919) 682-5708 ext. 17

Note:  This will be a great concert!  Robin and Linda's music is critically acclaimed and they are regular favorites on Garrison Keillor's popular radio show, A Prarie Home Companion.  For more information see their website.

 

Sat. - Sun, Oct. 22 - 23, 2005 (Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005)
Ken's Korny Corn Maze at Ken's Produce and Garden Center (further afield in Garner, NC).
3175 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529-9065.
Saturday, October 22, 2005 10am - 3pm, and Sunday October 23, 2005 from 1 pm - 6pm. 
(Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005.)
Explore the 5-acre corn maze and pick a pumpkin to carve.  (A smaller straw maze is available for younger children.)  When the sun goes down, flashlights are required and they make spooky effects in the Halloween corn maze.
(919) 779-4765.

 

Sat., Oct. 22, 2005 . 
An Evening at the Homestead
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 2pm-6pm.  Join the Duke Homestead Junior Interpreters for a late afternoon program featuring music, wagon rides, fall foods, and 19th century children's games and literature! Bring a picnic basket and blanket for a dinner on the grounds.

Duke Homestead State Historic Site 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, NC 27705.
(919) 477-5498.

 

Sat., October 22, 2005
A Southern Season hosts Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Treats with Barbara Ulam (7+)
Sat., October 22, 2005, 11am.
As the witching hour draws near, Barbara is planning a party that will make everyone cheer. Join her as she brings the ultimate Halloween treats to life. These treats are ghoul-icious and will inspire any child with culinary ambitions. Ages 7 and up.  $35.  (Reserve a spot in advance!)

 

Sat. - Sun., October 22 - 23, 2005
Boo at the Zoo at the North Carolina Zoological Park
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205.
Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23, 2005.  One of the zoo's most popular events featuring games, a costume contest and all kinds of Halloween fun. This safe daytime addition to nighttime trick-or-treating will be presented in the plaza areas of the zoo. Clowns, jugglers and magicians will rove these areas entertaining visitors of all ages.
(800) 488-0444.

 

Sat., October 22, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Wrinkle Neck Mules
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 15 - 20 minutes + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., October 22, 2005, 6pm - 8pm.

EXTENDED OCTOBER SCHEDULE!!!  Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday through October 29, 2005 evening featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. The trees are twinkling with little white lights setting the scene for a beautiful
Fall evening of music and fun.  The Farmer's Market is still running and will run through October 29th; find peppers, pumpkins, potatoes and more!  Kids events are continuing.   Come and support local farmers! Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic, tour the mill, and enjoy great music by the river.

About Wrinkle Neck Mules: Rocking backwoods alt-country, this Virginia Wyoming, Texas based 5 piece is in demand and unforgettable. Americana threaded with haunting moments, beautiful lyrics and Southern Rock Harmonies - get here to see them cause you won't get in anywhere else!

(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., Oct. 22, 2005 at 7 pm
"Scare-o-lina Skies" presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill, NC.

On Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., prepare to come face to face with some of the most terrifying sights of the night sky as Morehead Planetarium and Science Center brings you "Scare-o-lina Skies" in the Star Theater -- a special, extra-scary version of Carolina Skies.

MPSC's skywatching instructor, Amy Sayle, will be presenting the two night shows and giving a first-hand look at some of the most graphic tales from a variety of cultures from all over the world and even some from modern science as well, like the phenomenon of black holes.

The night shows are only for children 12 and up, as their nature is intended for an older audience. The Oct. 30 show is more family oriented  and kid-friendly. Standard planetarium show admission prices apply ($5.25 adults, $4.25 children/students/seniors).

www.moreheadplanetarium.org
Info hotline: (919) 549-6863
Main office and reservations: (919) 962-1236

 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 22 - 23, 2005 (every weekend Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2005)
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ( further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free.
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544

 

Weds., October 26, 2005
NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Fri., October 28, 2005
Hillsborough Halloween Festival hosted by the Downtown Hillsborough Merchants and Hillsborough Arts Council.  Lots of fun activities are planned for Friday, October 28, 2005 from 6-9pm in downtown Hillsborough.  Trick or treating, costume contests, a monster march, pumpkin carving judging, and lots more (including a scary movie for grownups later in the evening.) 

Click here for details about the locations for all of the fun Halloween events in downtown Hillsborough on Friday, October 28, 2005.  Contests, treats, and children's games will take place throughout downtown including a ?candy walk? at Dual Supply, a beanbag toss at Carolina Game & Fish, and bobbing for apples at Nettie's Attic Treasures.  The ?News of Orange? and Churton Street Realty will co-sponsor a costume contest for kids, adults and pets next to Churton Street Realty at "Parking Lot Park (near the Police Station).  Pupkiss will host a dog costume contest on the sidewalk in front of their store on the 100 block of S. Churton St. at 7 PM. Pet treats will be given out.

The Orange County Historical Museum will join in the fun by hosting ?Trunk or Treat.? Children will be invited to search for candy and prizes in the museum's traveling trunks? from 6 ? 9 PM at 201 N. Churton St.  The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is hosting its popular ?Haunted Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour? on Oct. 28th and 29th.Hour-long tours will take visitors through the town's old colonial streets and past some of the haunted homes, churches, and cemeteries. Learn of the many fascinating events and people, especially of its past residents who seem to refuse to leave. Tickets are $5 for children (ages 5-14) and $10 for adults and can be purchased at 150 E. King St. or by calling 732-7741. Reservations are recommended.

Riverside Cafe will sponsor a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Particpants must submit their carved pumpkin with contact information to Riverside Cafe, located across the old Churton St. bridge on Exchange Club Park Lane, by Thursday, October 27th. All entries will be displayed along the Old Churton St. Bridge and will be judged by the public the evening of Oct. 28th.

For more information contact the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough/Orange County Visitors Center at 732-7741 or Julia Williams at 245-0062.

 

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005
Triangle United Soccer Association Golf Tournament at the Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill
Fri., October 28, 2005, 9:30am practice greens open; lunch at 11am; golf start time is 11:45am.
The goal of the fundraiser is to raise over $10,000 to benefit the Club's Financial Aid/Scholarship Fund. This Fund provides annual soccer scholarships to local kids and denotes a portion of the proceeds to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.  $95 individual entry fee; $350 team fee for a foursome.  Entry fee includes lunch, practice balls, green and carts fees, and beverages.
www.triangleunited.org
For more info contact Beth Clute at (919) 765-2342 or register online.

From the website: "Triangle United Soccer Association is one of the premier soccer clubs in the Triangle Area providing competitive and developmental soccer programs for over 3,000 youth. Triangle United is the merged club of the former Chapel Hill United Soccer Association and Durham/Chapel Hill Strikers."

 

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

Town of Chapel Hill Fall Carnival
Hargraves Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill
Friday, October 28, 2005,   5 - 8pm
Fall Carnival features activities for children including a "basketball jam," bounce ride, face painting, magic show, puppet show, balloon sculpting with Clown Willie, cake walk, carnival games and prizes.  For more information, contact Robbin Justice-Jones at (919) 969-6961.

 

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

BowWowWeen Event Hosted by Whole Foods and the Animal Protection Society of Orange County
Whole Foods, 81 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
Friday, October 28, 2005,   2-6pm
BowWowWeen event features Halloween activities including pumpkin painting, a Halloween parade for kids and dogs (with or without costumes).  Another fun occasion for the kids (and dogs)  to get dressed up in costume!

 

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

Halloween Stories Under the Stars hosted by Weaver Street Market
Weaver Street Market Lawn, Downtown Carrboro, 101 East Waver St., Carrboro 
Friday, October 28, 2005,   5:30-7:30pm
Halloween festivities include music, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, storytelling, a costume contest, cookies and cider!
(919) 929-0010

 

Fri - Sat., Oct. 28 - 29, 2005 6:00pm  (Pumpkins on display through Mon., Oct. 31, 2005)
Fearrington Halloween Pumpkin Carving Display and Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington
Dozens of elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns will be on display throughout the Fearrington Village center from Friday, October 28th through Halloween, Monday, October 31st.  On Friday and Saturday nights enjoy a fabulous Kids' Hay Bale Maze and Spooky Storytime at the bookstore.  Festivities feature amazing display of intricately carved pumpkins, children's hay maze, storytelling, and music.  Event free and open to the public.  For more details visit www.fearrington.com.

 

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005
Turkey Toss Doubles Horseshoe Tournament at Anderson Community Park, N.C. 54, Carrboro, NC
Sat., October 29, 2005, 8:30am (registration); 10am (tournament begins).
Hayrides, face painting, pony rides, food, live music, hay maze in the barn, petting zoo, bonfire, and much more fun for the entire family!  (Entrance fee includes everything, except food is extra.)
Anderson Community Park, N.C. 54, Carrboro, NC.
(919) 918-7364.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2005
Spence's Farm 19th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival
Sat., October 29, 2005, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Hayrides, face painting, pony rides, food, live music, hay maze in the barn, petting zoo, bonfire, and much more fun for the entire family!  (Entrance fee includes everything, except food is extra.)
Located near NC86 & I-40 at 6407 Mill House Road, Chapel Hill, 27516.
(919) 968-8581.

 

Sat., October 29, 2005
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Outdoor Music Concerts - Oktoberfest!  Southern BackPorch Polka Get Down! (for the whole family) Featuring Music by Haw River Waltz, Memphis, Brown Mountain Lights and Regina Hexaphone
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 15 - 20 minutes + from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., October 29, 2005, 3pm - 8pm.

LAST CONCERT OF THE EXTENDED OCTOBER SCHEDULE!!! 
Microbreweries and local breweries will be on hand - sausages, polkas and lots of fun and here's the music line-up!!!!  The trees are twinkling with little white lights setting the scene for a beautiful Fall evening of music and fun.  The Farmer's Market is still running and will run through October 29th; find peppers, pumpkins, potatoes and more!  Kids events are continuing.  Come and support local farmers! Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic, tour the mill, and enjoy great music by the river.
(336) 376-3122.

About Haw River Waltz: "Former Rockers are making a special appearance playing a mishmash of old Americana, Sea Shantys and lots more thrown in for fun - Haw River Waltz is a brand new venture and proving to be lots of fun!" (Saxaphaw promo info.)

About Memphis: "Some of the best music the south has to offer - garage roots rock in a winning blend of ageless musical genres. Take the energy of rock, folk, blues, jazz, rockabilly and psychedelic; focus them into musical harmonies, and you get the undiminished soul of MEMPHIS. This is beautiful stuff in all its ragged, raise-your-glass glory." (Saxaphaw promo info.)

About Brown Mountain Lights: "Brilliant Americana-Twang - with immaculate sound. Everly Brothers harmony, Rubber Soul era songwriting and c&w/bluegrass guitar. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Janet Place brings a honky tonk kick to her Patsy Cline-esque lead vocals ...As luminous as the ghostly North Carolina phenomenon that inspired their name, the Brown Mountain Lights make a memorable impression." (Saxaphaw promo info.)

About Regina Hexaphone: "Regina Hexaphone has created some of the most inventive arrangements to come out of North Carolina this year, with everything from vibes to lap steel to cello to runway feedback - yes, runway feedback?on tunes about ice, insects, heroes and lost love. Pastoral dream music filled with evocative imagery, subtle style and backed by sublime violin."  (Saxaphaw promo info.)

About the Brown Mountain lights - (just a little NC trivia!):  From the WesternNC.com website: "Brown Mountain lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway with an elevation of only 2,600 feet. The Brown Mountain Lights of Burke County, near Morganton NC, have intrigued residents and visitors for hundreds of years. The lights are mentioned in local Native American mythology, and by Geraud de Brahm, a German engineer and the first white man to explore the region, in 1771. The lights have been described in many ways from being a glowing ball of fire, to being a bursting skyrocket, or a pale almost white light. The fact that they never seem the same is as fantastic as the lights themselves. At times they seem to drift slowly, fading and brightening and at other times they seem to whirl like pinwheels, then dart rapidly away. . . . The lights can be seen from as far away as Blowing Rock or the old Yonahlosse Trail over Grandfather Mountain some fifteen miles from Brown Mountain. At some points closer to Brown Mountain the lights seem large, resembling balls of fire from a Roman candle. Sometimes they may rise to various heights and fade slowly. Others expand as they rise, then burst high in the air like an explosion without sound.  Brown Mountain is located in the Pisgah National Forest, in the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. . . . "  Click for more.  See the CHillKids.com NC Beaches & Mountains guide for travel info.

 

 

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005
Carnivore Preservation Trust 2nd Annual Fall Festival
Sat., October 29, 2005, 10am - 4pm
Fall festival features hayride tours (every 30 minutes beginning at 10:30 am), face painting, mask making, pumpkin painting contest, hands-on enrichment booth with animal-themed activities, a :Bones Booth (with a collection of animal bones), and more.  Plan to arrive early for hayrides, as scheduled rides fill up early.  Donations and gifts are tax-deductible.   Admission: $10/person, free for ages 3 & under

1940 Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC  27312.
More about the Carnivore Preservation Trust (CHillKids Year Round Fun Guide).
www.cptigers.org
(919) 542-4684.

More about CPT:  (from the website) "Carnivore Preservation Trust is a wildlife sanctuary, offering unique opportunities to learn about these animals and their critical importance to our quality of life on Earth."

Sat. October 29, 2005
Natural History Halloween at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Bicentennial Plaza, Raleigh, NC 27601
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 11am.?5 pm
A Museum Halloween celebration for kids ages 2?12. (Free).  Change your fears to fascination while meeting snakes, spiders, gators and other live animals from the Museum's collection. Special games and fun activities will make this a Halloween to remember. Enter the annual costume contest and you might win a prize.  Lunch, hot cider, cold drinks and home-baked goodies will be available for a small fee.
(919) 733-7450 ext. 503.

 

Saturday, October 29 ,2005
Southern Village Annual Halloween Event
Saturday, October 29, at dusk
Details TBA.
Sat. - Sun, Oct. 29 - 30, 2005 (Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005)
Ken's Korny Corn Maze at Ken's Produce and Garden Center (further afield in Garner, NC).
3175 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529-9065.
Saturday, October 29, 2005 10am - 3pm, and Sunday October 30, 2005 from 1 pm - 6pm. 
(Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2005.)
Explore the 5-acre corn maze and pick a pumpkin to carve.  (A smaller straw maze is available for younger children.)  When the sun goes down, flashlights are required and they make spooky effects in the Halloween corn maze.
(919) 779-4765.

 

Saturday, October 29, 2005
Halloween Train Rides at the New Hope Valley Railway, Bonsal, NC ( 25 miles south of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill)
Saturday, October 29, 2005, Times: 4 pm, 5:15 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm
Hour-long train rides through the spooky woods in Chatham County.  From the website:"The gentle woodlands of Chatham and Wake Counties turn into some very spooky places the evening of Saturday, 29 October 2005, when the New Hope Valley Railway runs its special Halloween Trains! Join us that evening for some good fun, and feel free to come in costume. Many things are afoot in our woods from the Ghost Locomotive to the Headless Brakeman to the Vampire's Grave to the Witch's Path where the three evil sisters boil up their potions as the trains pass. Enjoy all of the fun and festivities celebrating Halloween with the sometimes haunted train crew."
www.nhvry.org
(919) 362-5416.

 

Saturday, October 29, 2005
Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Evening at Vollmer Farm (further afield, just East of Raleigh in Bunn, NC)  617 NC Hwy 98E, Bunn, NC 27508.
October 29, 2005, 6-10pm. Family event geared to young children; Admission $9/person or $30/family.

* Costume Parade at 6:30
* Jack-o-lantern contest,
bring your own carved jack!
* Halloween Scream contest
* Costume contest
* Campfire songs and ghost stories
* Nighttime hayrides
* Bonfire, s'mores and marshmallow roasting

Vollmer Farm is a fifth-generation farm that has been welcoming guests to their fall Pumpkin Farm since 1987, and to their spring Strawberry Farm since 1995. In addition to the fruits of the harvest available at the produce stand, the fall activities include a giant 40-foot underground slide, a four-acre corn maze, horse rides, hayrides and farm animals.

www.vollmefarm.com
(919) 496-3076.

 

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005 at 7 pm
"Scare-o-lina Skies" presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill, NC.

On Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., prepare to come face to face with some of the most terrifying sights of the night sky as Morehead Planetarium and Science Center brings you "Scare-o-lina Skies" in the Star Theater -- a special, extra-scary version of Carolina Skies.

MPSC's skywatching instructor, Amy Sayle, will be presenting the two night shows and giving a first-hand look at some of the most graphic tales from a variety of cultures from all over the world and even some from modern science as well, like the phenomenon of black holes.

The night shows are only for children 12 and up, as their nature is intended for an older audience. The Oct. 30 show is more family oriented  and kid-friendly. Standard planetarium show admission prices apply ($5.25 adults, $4.25 children/students/seniors).

www.moreheadplanetarium.org
Info hotline: (919) 549-6863
Main office and reservations: (919) 962-1236

 

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time ends this year on October 30, 2005 at 2am.  Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on October 30th.  

Don't forget to get in the habit of changing the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks!  The International Association of Fire Chiefs urges families to "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" with the change of Daylight Saving Time.   Change the batteries in your smoke detector(s) twice a year will help ensure that the detector(s) will be working in case there is a fire.  Some inexpensive detectors also need to be replaced completely about every five years or so.  (Check with your local solid waste disposal company or waste management board to find out the best way to dispose of old batteries and the alarms.)

Sunday, October 30, 2005
Pumpkin Run 4K hosted by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA 
Saturday, Oct. 29, 5pm.
The Pumpkin Run 4K (2.5-mile) trail race will be held as a single race (men and women running together), on the scenic woodland trails and rolling hills north of Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill.  According to the website, "The registrations for this year's Pumpkin Run are coming in fast - much faster than anticipated. Sign up soon if you want to run the race!"
Location:  University Woodlands Trail at Carolina North off of Municipal Road in Chapel Hill, NC (with registration, parking, and bathroom facilities at the YMCA on Airport Road). Be sure to check out the YMCA's map of the course and how they created it.

 

Sunday, October 30, 2005
FAMILY DAY  at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive, Durham.
Oct. 30, noon to 4 p.m.
Storytelling, make-and-take crafts (making paper, creating masks, folding origami), family tours and activities to complement the theme of the exhibition The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice.  Free with admission. Suggested admission: $5; free to Durham residents with I.D., Duke faculty, staff and students, museum members and kids under 16. 
www.nasher.duke.edu
(919) 684-5135. 

 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29 - 30, 2005 (every weekend Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2005)
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ( further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free.
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544

October 29 - 30, 2005:  "Halloween weekend offers something for the kids and adults!  Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy free admission and free trick or treating all weekend long. The adults can get extra mileage out of their costume or purchase that last minute costume at one of our shops!" 

 

Sun., Oct. 30, 2005, 4:30 pm
"Scare-o-lina Skies" presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill, NC.

On Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29 at 7 pm, and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 pm, prepare to come face to face with some of the most terrifying sights of the night sky as Morehead Planetarium and Science Center brings you "Scare-o-lina Skies" in the Star Theater -- a special, extra-scary version of Carolina Skies.

MPSC's skywatching instructor, Amy Sayle, will be presenting the two night shows and giving a first-hand look at some of the most graphic tales from a variety of cultures from all over the world and even some from modern science as well, like the phenomenon of black holes.

The night shows are only for children 12 and up, as their nature is intended for an older audience. The Oct. 30 show is more family oriented  and kid-friendly. Standard planetarium show admission prices apply ($5.25 adults, $4.25 children/students/seniors).

www.moreheadplanetarium.org
Info hotline: (919) 549-6863
Main office and reservations: (919) 962-1236

 

Halloween weekend offers something for the kids and adults! Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy free admission and free trick or treating all weekend long. The adults can get extra mileage out of their costume or purchase that last minute costume at one of our shops! 
 

Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 - Halloween!

Carrboro Halloween Carnival
Carrboro's Halloween Carnival is held each year on October 31st. from 6 until 8:30 pm at the Carrboro Town Commons.  This year the carnival will feature medieval games and programs for all ages.  Ghosts and goblins of all ages come out for lots of free games and fun!  Best costumes are awarded with prize ribbons, and activities include a cake walk, howling at the moon, games, prizes, and many other fun-filled activities. The whole family can enjoy this annual event.
(919) 918-7364.

 

Halloween Trick-or-Treating at University Mall
Monday, October 31, 2005, 5pm-7pm
Bring the kids to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween with Trick-or-Treating at University Mall from 5-7pm.  A Southern Season and many other mall vendors will provide tasty treats in a safe Halloween environment.  (Of course, children should be accompanied by adults.)

Halloween on Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill - Not for young children!
On Halloween, Franklin St. is blocked off and becomes the site of Halloween reveling, drinking and HUGE crowds.  Not for children, and not for those who dislike crowds.

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November 2005
Weds., Nov. 2, 2005
Stargazing Paddle with Haw River Kayak and Canoe Company
November 2, 2005.
Night-time paddles on a 300 acre lake above the dam in Saxapahaw.
 Call (336) 260.6465 to register.

 

Fri. - Sat., November 4 - 6, 2005

19th International Festival  (North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh)
Friday, 6 - 10pm, Saturday, 10am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm.  Dorton Arena and the Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
(Intersection of Hillsborough St. & Blue Ridge Rd.)
International Festival event promotes and celebrates the diverse cultures of the Triangle area with ethnic dance, sidewalk cafes, world bazaars, cultural exhibits, biergarten, coffeehouse, and more.  Tickets $7 at the door, $5 in advance (tickets available at all Triangle area Harris Teeter Stores).
www.internationalfestival.org

 

Sat., November 5, 2005
16th Annual NC Jump Rope-Skipping Workshop at  East Chapel Hill High School, Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill.
Saturday, November 5, 2005, 9:15 am - 4pm
Open to school-age children, previous experience not necessary. Skill sessions include single rope, double dutch, Chinese Wheel and more.  The goal of this workshop is to bring student rope skippers and their teachers together for a fun day of sharing and learning new rope skipping skills.

Schedule of Events:

Registration 9:15-10:00 a.m.
Skill Sessions 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Guest Speaker 12:15-12:30
Lunch 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Skill Sessions 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Closing Show 3:15-4:00 p.m.


All Star Jump Rope Spectacular

7:00-8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are $7, children under 6 admitted free)

Skill sessions will include single rope, double dutch, Chinese Wheel, turning skills, traveler and long ropes. All sessions will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced skills. You DO NOT have to be on a team to attend the workshop.

What to Bring?  Jump Ropes (ropes will also be available for purchase); Tennis Shoes (with socks); Play clothes; A great attitude and a desire to learn!

Workshop cost: $45.00 
www.bouncingbulldogs.org
(919) 493-7992.

 

Sat., November 5, 2005
ClayWords Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps, 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005  9-11am (and ongoing every Saturday morning).
Create clay sculptures based on characters in books. Ages 6 and up. Register in advance. Materials fee.
(919) 933-5111.

 
Sat., November 5, 2005
"Tall Horse" Puppet Show presented by the Handspring Puppet Company and Sogolon Puppet Company at Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Saturday November 5, 2005 at 8pm and Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 3pm.
Multi-media puppet performance exploring Africa's influence on the West from an African perspective.  Admission fee charged.  From the website:  "Based on a true story, Tall Horse explores Africa's influence on the West from an African perspective. Magical, inventive and satirical, the multi-media human/habitable puppet theater work is produced by the acclaimed South African Handspring Puppet Company and the Sogolon Puppet Company of Mali, combining South African artistry with centuries-old cultural practices from Mali. Featuring astonishing and exquisite puppet figures, including a giant king and a sixteen-foot giraffe, Tall Horse will open the 2005 BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Next Wave Festival in New York."
www.unc.edu/performingarts
(919) 843-3333

 
Sat. and Sun., Nov. 5 - 6, 2005 (every weekend Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2005)
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ( further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free.
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544

 

Sat., November 5, 2005
The Open Dream Ensemble presents "The Amazing Adventure of Anna Marie" at the Doris Duke Center, Angle Amphitheater, Duke Gardens, Durham.  
Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 11am.
Multidisciplinary art/musical presentation about the power of one little girl's courage and imagination.
Tickets $5.

 

Sat., November 5, 2005
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Ice Hockey Game at the RBC Center, Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, November 5, 2005, 7pm.
(919) 861-2300
www.hurricanes.com

 

Native American Ways Event at the NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 10am and 11:15am.
American Indian activities including corn grinding, making paints, games, and storytelling.  For ages 2-4 with adult. Admission fee.
www.ncmls.org
(919) 220-5429, ext. 313

 

Sat., November 5, 2005
Christmas Ceili presented by Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance at Hope Chapel, 6175 Old Jenks Rd., Apex, NC 27523-8243
Saturday, November 05, 2005 from 6 - 9pm.
Live Irish music, performances and participatory dancing. Tickets: $12 adult, $7 children 12 & under.
www.iniscairde.com
(919) 844-8002
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Fri - Sat. Nov. 4 - Nov. 6, 2005
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Old Cary Elementary School in Cary, NC.
Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4 - 6, 2005. (Fri. and Sat. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 3pm).
www.townofcary.org
(919) 469-4061.
Sun., Nov.  6, 2005

BIDS FOR KIDS FAMILY FUN DAY 2005 at the Lake Hogan Farms Commons Clubhouse on Lake Hogan Farm Road (off Homestead Road in Chapel Hill , NC )! 
Featuring a Silent Auction to benefit the UNC Craniofacial Center and lots of fun kids' activities!
Sunday, November 6, 2005 from 2pm ? 5pm.

You're invited!  Bring the family!  In addition to unique auction items, there will be lots of entertainment for children: a Bounce House, Climbing Slide, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, games, entertainment, face painting, hair color, story telling, much more AND music all afternoon long!  Items up for auction will include a signed basketball from last year's NCAA basketball champs, a signed football from the ever-improving UNC team, many unusual auction offerings, gift certificates and many one-of-a-kind items made by UNC faculty and staff.  (Some examples of individual items for auction are a hand-knit blanket, Amish quilts, hand knit scarves, beaded jewelry, fused glass bowl, beautiful ceramics by North Carolina potters, cakes, a variety of wonderful services such as ?dinner in a pinch?, swimming lessons with a certified life guard, horseback-riding lessons, gift certificates to local businesses, private parties at local restaurants, golfing packages, quilted wall hangings, pencil drawings by one of our patients, and many more items.)  

Adult tickets are $8, Children $5 and include all refreshments and children's activities.  The proceeds from this event will go to the payment of treatment for families who are in financial need.  Please email mary_barnard@dentistry.unc..edu for more information. 

More about the UNC Craniofacial Center:  The UNC Craniofacial Center is the only comprehensive center for children with a facial or skeletal difference of the head or neck in the state.  They see all children regardless of ability to pay.  Often specialized services are not available in local communities or are too expensive for the family.  They jump right in with all the services they can provide at the lowest possible cost to the family.  Some of the treatments, like orthodontics, surgery, and teeth replacement are VERY costly and are not always included in the average insurance benefit package.  This is where your donation will be spent.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - Election Day
Weds., Nov. 9, 2005
Christmas House 2005 Wish Tree Opening Night - A Community Project of The Chapel Hill Service League at University Mall in Chapel Hill, NC 
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, 7pm - 9pm.
An evening of fun for the entire family!  Join Sylvia Hatchell, UNC Women's basketball coach and the Honorary Christmas House Chair to make a difference in a child's life.  Fun Stutts, WCHL, Emcee.  Entertainment provided by:  Chester the Bear, the Bouncing Bulldogs, Harmony Grits, Sweet Dixieland Cloggers, Grupo Danza Folkloricas Colombianas.  Choose an ornament form the Wish Tree, purchase a gift for the child described on the ornament, and drop off the unwrapped gift in the designated boxes at either University Mall or Carr Mill Mall.  Trees will remain on display until December 25.  Wish Tree and Christmas House are community projects of The Chapel Hill Service League.
www.chapelhillserviceleague.org
Friday, November 11, 2005 - Veteran's Day
Friday, November 11, 2005 - St. Martin's Day Parade

CarolinaKinder 3rd Annual St. Martin's Day Evening Lantern Parade
On Friday, November 11th at 6:30 pm Carolina Kinder will host its 3rd annual St. Martin's parade. It will take place in the Sunset Creek subdivision in Chapel Hill.  Bring a lantern and join in the parade!  For more information visit www.carolinakinder.org.

More about St. Martin's Day:  CarolinaKinder is keeping a German tradition alive. In Germany children (and parents) spend much time making paper lanterns before St. Martin's day.  On the 11th of November they follow "St. Martin" on a horse around the streets after dark with their beautiful lanterns aglow and sing special songs. After the parade children receive Weckmaenner, a traditional pastry, and the adults enjoy a cup of mulled wine.  
For more information or to find out how to make lanterns, check out these websites:
http://www.funsocialstudies.learninghaven.com/articles/lantern.htm
http://www.billanookps.vic.edu.au/German/Festival/Activities7lanternmaking.html

 

Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at 7:00pm

American Girls Party at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village).
Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at 7:00 pm   
Located in Southern Village at 704 Market Street in Chapel Hill.
Enjoy a reading, making a craft, and refreshments.  Free.  No registration necessary.  
  
(919)
933-5111
.

 

Saturday, November 12, 2005

"A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" presented by the NC Symphony
The Meymandi Concert Hall at the BTI Center.  Children will be introduced to each instrument during the demonstration and show.
www.ncsymphony.org 
(919) 733-2750.

 

Saturday, November 12, 2005
Dora Character Event at Once Upon a Child (corner of Harrison and Maynard in Cary, NC)
Saturday, November 12, 2005, 2 pm ? 4 pm.
Dora the Explorer will hand out free pictures and meet the kids; there will also be a chance to win a  Dora gift basket give-away (also free).
(919) 380-8768.

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 12 - 13, 2005 
Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour - Last weekend!
Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2005
Visit the studios of local artists and see their interesting and beautiful art work.
www.orangecountyartistsguild.com

 

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 12 - 13, 2005 
The 12th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival ( further afield in Blowing Rock, NC)
16445 Poplar Tent Road Crafts Program, Huntersville NC 28078.  Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.  Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5:30pm.  From the website: "The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!"  Rain or shine.  No pets.  Free parking.  Kids under 5 free. 
(This is the FINAL weekend in 2005!)
www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
1-877-896-5544.

 

Fri. - Sun., November 19 - November 20, 2005 (shows daily through November 20th)

Riverdance: The Tenth Anniversary, presented by Broadway Series South 1 East South St., Raleigh, NC.
(Shows daily through Sunday, November 20, 2005).  Check website for times.
Riverdance is the internationally-acclaimed show celebrating Irish music, song and dance.  
www.broadwayseriessouth.com
(919) 831-6970.

 

Fri. - Sun. Nov 18 - Nov. 20, 2005

Mischief in the Magnolias presented by the Phillips Middle School
Fri. - Sun. Nov 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm; Nov. 20 show at 3 pm.
"
Mischief in the Magnolias" is an 1890s vaudeville show playing at Phillips Middle School .  The show features jugglers, acrobats, singers, comics, dancers, actors, mimes and more.  Admission: $3 (available at the door.)

Live on stage for the first time? Re-creating the spirit of vaudeville. It's almost 2:00 p.m. on Friday, the thirteenth, the mortgage is due, and mean ol' Hadley A. Heartburne, owner of the local bank, is coming to collect. Has Colonel Beauregard ?Lucky? Sweetwater's luck run out?... Will our hero, Slim Chance, come to the rescue? The answer lies in the melodrama mischief in the magnolias, an 1890s vaudeville show playing at Phillips Middle School. In keeping with the tradition of melodramatic theater entertainment, the performances will attempt to re-create the spirit of vaudeville. Performers and crew have rehearsed nearly nonstop for the past eight weeks. They want a jam packed house, and are anxious to entertain you.  Enjoy a knee-slappin' hearty good time as 30 young student actors offer up a bit of old-fashioned fun; comics and mimes, acrobats and jugglers, singers and dancers present an old-time variety show that promises a fun-filled evening of entertainment.

For more info email Rene' de la Varre at fitteryou@hotmail.com.
(919) 403-3797
.

 

Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at 7:00pm

Pajama Story Time at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village).
7:00 pm   
Located in Southern Village at 704 Market Street in Chapel Hill.
Put on your pj's and enjoy a story.  Milk and cookies will be served.  Free.  No registration necessary.
(919)
933-5111 .

 

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005

Emerson Waldorf School Fall Festival
Sat., Nov. 19, 2005 from 2pm - 6pm
Homemade holiday gifts, crafts, toys and games, fun, food & music for the whole family.  Try the delicious bread and soup cooked over an open fire pit!
Located near NC86 & I-40 at 6211 Jericho Road (for directions visit www.emersonwaldorf.org)
(919) 967-1858.

 

Sat., Nov. 19, 2005
American Girl Fashion Show? to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina
Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:30 am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm.  A fun-filled event for American girls, their families, friends-and favorite dolls!  American Girl Fashion Show? Styles of Yesterday & Today for American Girls is a multi-generational event involving girls and their families. The show provides an entertaining and educational look at how generations of American girls have used clothing to express their own unique style and personality. Each presentation showcases the styles of girls yesterday and today.  Enjoy treats, favors, prizes, and more!  The 2005 Raleigh event will raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina, a private, nonprofit organization (to benefit more than 37,000 Special Olympics athletes across the state).  Tickets $25 (a portion of the ticket prices is tax deductible.)  According to the invitation, "Not recommended for children under 5."
McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University, 101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC
Order tickets
(919) 719-7662 x121

Sat., Nov. 19, 2005
Alternate Gift Bazaar at the Christ United Methodist Church, 800 Market Street in Southern Village, Chapel Hill.
Saturday, November 19 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Come to the Alternate Gift Bazaar and find great gift items for every member of the family while supporting worthy causes.

Sun., Nov. 20, 2005
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea hosted by the Carolina Inn and the Triangle Youth Ballet, in the Old Well Room, Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC.
Sunday, November 20, seatings at 2pm - 3pm or 4pm - 5pm.
Benefit tea for the Triangle Youth Ballet includes punch and cookies, a magic show, Nutcracker Story time, dances performed by the Triangle Youth Ballet and a souvenir photo taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Admission:  $15 per person.
www.triangleyouthballet.org
(919) 932-2676

 

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - Thanksgiving Day
Ninth Annual Gallop and Gorge 8K (5-mile) Run  Fleet Feet Sports, Carrboro
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 8 am.  "Little Turkey" races also available for kids!  This will the final race in the Tour de Carrboro series.  From the website: "Grab your shoes and sink your teeth into this delicious family event! A Carrboro Thanksgiving tradition for the past eight years, the 2005 Gallop and Gorge will prove to be the best ever! All your friends and family can partake in this holiday event. Sign your children up for the ?Little Turkey? kids races.  The Gallop & Gorge 8K will be the final one in the inaugural Le Tour de Carrboro race series. Who will go home with the overall title?!"

 

Fri. - Sun., Nov. 25 - 27, 2005
A Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival at the Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds
Fri. - Sun., Nov. 25 - 27, 2005.   Friday and Saturday:  9am - 7pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm.
Christmas event features Santa, cooking demonstrations, live music and deocrations.  Admission:  $3 - $6.
www.visitraleigh.com
(336) 855-0208.
Fri. - Sun., Nov. 25 - 27, 2005
Traditional "Holiday Pops" concert presented by the NC Symphony.
The Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, NC.
Fri. - Sun., Nov. 25 - 27, 2005.   Friday and Saturday:  8pm; Sunday: 3pm.
www.ncsymphony.org
(919) 733-2750.

 

Sun., Nov. 27, 2005
Nutcracker Ballet presented by Carolina Ballet
Sunday, November 27, 2005, 2 pm.
www.carolinaballet.com
(919) 719-0900
Sun., Nov. 27, 2005
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Atlanta at the RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
Sunday, November 27, 2005, 7pm.
www.hurricanes.com
(919) 861-2300

 

Mon., Nov. 28, 2005
Cotton's Family Karaoke Show at Moe's Southwest Diner, The Renaissance Center at Southpoint, Durham, NC.
Ongoing each Monday, from 6-7pm.
www.cottontheclown.com
(919) 544-6637

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December 2005

Thurs., Dec. 1, 2005

Holiday Pops presented by the NC Symphony at the Carolina Theatre, Durham
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
December 1, 2005,  8:00 pm
From the website:  "This seasonal favorite makes everything bright with joyful music from the North Carolina Symphony. Gather your friends and family to attend this traditional holiday event."
Ticket Info.
(919) 733-2750.

 

Fri.-Sat., Dec. 2-3, 2005  (also Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-18, 2005) 
Santa Train at the Durham Museum of Life and Science 
Special Holiday Event!  28th ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN ROLLS OUT FRIDAY DEC 2!
Join Santa Claus and Rudolph at the North Pole for the Museum's beloved Santa Train, now in its 28th year! December 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Train rides are every 20 minutes from 5:40pm-8:20pm. Reserved tickets: $7.00 age 3 and up; children under 3 free on parent's lap.
TICKETS: Call (919) 220-5429 x344 or visit Museum administration office Monday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm.
TEL: (919) 220-5429
www.ncmls.org

 

Fri., Dec. 2, 2005
Christmas by Candlelight at the Homestead (Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum)
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
Fri., December 2, 2005.  7pm - 9 pm.  (Also Fri., December 9, 2005, 7pm - 9pm)

Celebrate an 1870 Christmas and an evening tour of the Homestead. The Homestead tour features period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider, and other goodies. Entertainment in visitor center. 
(919) 477-5498.

 

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &  4, 2005 . 
Christmas on Salem Street, Downtown Apex, NC.
Ring in the holiday season and holiday cheer with caroling, horse-drawn carriages and sleigh rides among a wonderland of white holiday lights. 
(919) 362-6456.

 

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &- 4, 2005 . 
Southern Horse Festival and North Carolina Championship Open Horse Show , sponsored by the North Carolina Horse Council and held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.
North Carolina Championship Open Horse Show will be held in conjunction with the Southern Horse Festival, featuring trick riding demonstrations and nationally renowned trick riders and bareback riders, educational clinics, quarter horse "test rides," 150 booths offering top quality boots, hats, clothing, saddles, trailers, horse riding accessories and nutritional supplements.  Profits from this annual event benefit the various programs of the non-profit Horse Council.
www.southernhorsefestival.com
(919) 854-2551.

 

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &  4, 2005; (also December 8-11th.)
Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story presented at the Studio Six Theatre, Swain Hall, UNC campus. 
Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &  4, 2005; (also December 8-11th.)
Tar Heel Tale Tellers presents "Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story," a new musical for children, written and adapted by Bill and Carol Luttrell, directed by Paul Ferguson.  Friday, December 2 at 7 PM; Saturday, December 3 at 3 & 7 PM; Sunday, December 4 at 3 PM; Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7 PM; Sunday, December 11 at 3 PM.    Tickets at the door $3 for adults, $2 for children.  Copies of the book will be sold to benefit NC Children's Hospital.  For more information or group booking, please call 
(919) 542-6477.

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Carolina Ballet at Memorial Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm

From the website: "A holiday season staple, The Nutcracker is a fantasy classic, capturing the irrepressible imagination of a child's world in which all things are possible. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's more macabre The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, it tells the story of Clara, a young German girl, who dreams of a nutcracker prince. This was Tchaikovsky's third and last major ballet."
www.unc.edu/performingarts/performers/nutcracker.htm
(919) 843-3333.

Fri. Dec. 2 - Sat. Dec. 4, 2005  (also see Dec. 10 - 11, 2005 listing)
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Triangle Youth Ballet at the Robert C. Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC.

Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

(Also shows at the Carolina Theatre, Downtown Durham, NC December 10 at 7:00 pm,  and December 11, 2005 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Call (919) 560-3030 for more information.)

A wonderful Chapel Hill and Durham holiday tradition featuring talented local dancers and magical sets.  Admission:  Adults, $15-20, Students/Seniors - $12-$15, 6 and under, $8 - 10; group discounts available.  Ticket outlets:  Balloons an Tunes, Cameron's Dance Design, Triangle Youth Ballet; also The Regulator Bookshop in Durham.
www.TriangleYouthBallet.org
(919) 932-2676.

Sat., Dec. 3, 2005
Chapel Hill - Carrboro Holiday Parade presented by the Chapel Hill News, begins at the Morehead Planetarium on Franklin St.and proceeding along Franklin St., ending at Carrboro Town Hall.
Saturday, December 3, 2005, 10am - 12pm
The Chapel Hill - Carrboro parade is a celebration of our diverse community.   New in 2005 is "Holiday Lane", a short section of the Parade Route located directly in front to the Chapel Hill News, where performers, bands, and floats make a brief performance. MC Personality will appear live to officially kick-off the Parade and make announcements.  (Deadline for entry forms to participate in the parade is November 23, 2005.  The entry form is available at www.evincemanagement.com - click on Holiday Parade.)

 

Sat., Dec. 3, 2005 
Hillsborough Holiday Parade on Churton Street in Downtown Hillsborough.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, 4pm; tree lighting at 5:30pm. 
Fun home town parade in historic downtown Hillsborough at 4pm, tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM.
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-8156.

 

Sat., Dec. 3, 2005
North Carolina Scandinavian Christmas Fair, the Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2005, 10am - 6pm.
Scandinavian fair features celebrations of Scandinavian Christmas traditions.   This is the eighth year SWEA (Swedish Women?s Educational Association) and VASA (A Swedish American Organization) are hosting their annual Scandinavian Christmas Fair.  The Fair is an Annual celebration of traditional holiday customs from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. St. Lucia procession, Scandinavian folk dancing, live music, Pippi Longstocking and other storybook characters will appear, cultural demonstrations and homemade Scandinavian food. Large array of imported gifts, crafts and other items for sale. 

 

Sat., Dec. 2, 2006
North Carolina Scandinavian Christmas Fair, the Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2006, 10am - 6pm.
Scandinavian fair features celebrations of Scandinavian Christmas traditions.   This is the ninth year SWEA (Swedish Women?s Educational Association) and VASA (A Swedish American Organization) are hosting their annual Scandinavian Christmas Fair.  The Fair is an Annual celebration of traditional holiday customs from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. St. Lucia procession, Scandinavian folk dancing, live music, Pippi Longstocking and other storybook characters will appear, cultural demonstrations and homemade Scandinavian food. Large array of imported gifts, crafts and other items for sale.
www.scanfair.org

 

Sun., December 4, 2005
FAMILY DAY at the Nasher Museum at Duke University
2001 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27705.  (The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is located at Duke University Road and Anderson Street, adjacent to the Sarah. P. Duke Gardens on Duke University's campus.)  
Sunday, December 4, 2005, 12 to 4 p.m.
Musical entertainment, make-and-take crafts (creating 3-D arches, making beaded boxes), family tours and activities to complement the four themed installations from the museum's Permanent Collection.  Free with admission.
Parking
:  The museum's public parking lot, east of the building, is accessible from either Campus Drive or Duke University Road. The parking fee is $2 per hour, with a maximum of two hours. The path from the parking lot to the main entrance is about 100 yards.  
Suggested Admission: $5 adults $4 seniors $3 Non-Duke students.  FREE to members, Duke students, faculty and staff with I.D.  FREE to children under 16.  FREE to Durham residents with valid I.D. or proof of residency, courtesy of The Herald-Sun.  $4 admission for members of the Duke Alumni Association.
Museum Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday Closed.
www.nasher.duke.edu
(919) 684-5135.

 

Sun., December 4, 2005
19th Annual Hillsborough Christmas Candlelight Tour
Sun., December 4, 2005, 12 noon to 7pm. 
19th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce including a tour of homes decorated for the holidays, carriage rides, and music. Candlelight tour features private homes and public or historic buildings.  The houses included in the self-guided tour are of historic significance to the 250-year-old Town of Hillsborough. Shuttle service will be provided both in-town and to the tour sites that are not within walking distance.  T
ickets are available at the Hillsborough/Orange Chamber of Commerce office at 121 West Margaret Lane.  Adults $18, advance, $15; children (5-12_ $5, advance $3, Seniors (55+) $15, advance $12, groups of 15 or more $15, advance $12.  Tickets available online through www.etix.com, or call (919) 732-8156 or visit
 www.candlelighttour.com.
www.hillsboroughchamber.com
(919) 732-8156.

More information:  Founded in 1754, the Town of Hillsborough is the site of many moments in Native American, Revolutionary War era, Civil War Era and modern history.  The Candlelight Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit selected private homes, historic churches, public buildings and historic sites and take a walk through the Town's history.  This year's tour includes several private homes never before included on the tour, along with favorites such as the Burwell School (1837-1857), and Ayr Mount (c. 1800).  The self-guided tour starts from the Alexander Dickson House (Visitor's Center) and features 9 private homes and 13 public and historic buildings.  The tour lasts from 12 noon to 7pm.  . . . Entertainment provided at many tour sites, including handbell choirs, brass quartets and many more area groups.  Horse drawn carriage tours in Historic District are $3 with ticket, $5 without, beginning at noon and continuing until dusk.  A photographer will be available take pictures of your ride, if you wish to purchase them.

December 7, 2005 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 
Mother Goose Appearance at the Carrboro Century Center Lollipop Series
10:30am
Mother Goose (aka Miss Lulu!) will be appearing December 7th at the Carrboro Century Center for the Lollipop Series at 10:30 am.
www.luluroyster.com
Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 
Disney on Ice presents Disney's Princess Classics at the Greensboro Coliseum (further afield)
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Wednesday, Dec 7 2005 7:00PM
Thursday, Dec 8 2005 10:30AM
Thursday, Dec 8 2005 7:00PM
Friday, Dec 9 2005 7:00PM
Saturday, Dec 10 2005 11:30AM
Saturday, Dec 10 2005 3:30PM
Saturday, Dec 10 2005 7:00PM
Sunday, Dec 11 2005 1:00PM

From the website: "Get ready to visit spectacular enchanted castles and far-off lands in this magical, musical journey. This magnificent production is an amazing voyage to the fantasy worlds of your favorite Disney princesses. Experience the romance, fun, and adventure with Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Mulan as they bring the magic to your hometown in this royal skating extravaganza!"  Ticket Prices: $14.00 to $30.00
www.disneyonice.com
Order tickets online
Tickets go on sale October 24, 2005

To order tickets by phone:  (888) 397-3100

 

Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 
Disney on Ice presents Pixar's The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC
RBC Center, 1400 Edwards Mil Road, Raleigh, NC
Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 (Weds. - Fri., Dec. 7 - 9 at 7:30 pm; Sat. Dec. 10 at 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm; Sun. Dec. 11 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

From the Disney on Ice advertising: "An incredibly fun time on ice!  Get ready to laugh, because The Incredibles are taking you on a super family vacation through the Magic Kingdom? Park with Mickey, Minnie and friends.  See The Incredibles as they enjoy favorite Disney attractions, including "it's a small world", Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Masion and more!  It's a hilarious, action-packed adventure for everyone."  As an added bonus, every child gets a free Incredi-Band?
www.disneyonice.com
To order tickets online: Ticketmaster Ticket Sales
Tickets also available: all ticketmaster outlets, RBC Center Box Office
Tickets go on sale October 17, 2005

 

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
Capitol Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House, 
Thursday, December 8, 2005, 5:30pm - 7:30 pm.  Join the GOvernor and First Lady Easely for the lighting of the official State Christmas Tree.

 

Thurs. - Sun., Dec. 6 - 11, 2005
Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story presented at the Studio Six Theatre, Swain Hall, UNC campus. 
Thurs.
- Sun., Dec. 8-11, 2005. Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7 PM; Sunday, December 11 at 3 PM. 
Tar Heel Tale Tellers presents "Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story," a new musical for children, written and adapted by Bill and Carol Luttrell, directed by Paul Ferguson.  Tickets at the door $3 for adults, $2 for children.  Copies of the book will be sold to benefit NC Children's Hospital.  For more information or group booking, please call 
(919) 542-6477.

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 9-11, 2005  (also Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 16-18, 2005) 
Santa Train at the Durham Museum of Life and Science 
Special Holiday Event! 28th ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN ROLLS OUT FRIDAY DEC 2!
Join Santa Claus and Rudolph at the North Pole for the Museum's beloved Santa Train, now in its 28th year! December 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Train rides are every 20 minutes from 5:40pm-8:20pm. Reserved tickets: $7.00 age 3 and up; children under 3 free on parent's lap.
TICKETS: Call (919) 220-5429 x344 or visit Museum administration office Monday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm.
TEL: (919) 220-5429
www.ncmls.org

 

Fri., Dec. 9, 2005 
Christmas by Candlelight at the Homestead (Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum)
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
Fri., December 9, 2005.  7pm - 9 pm. (Also Fri., December 2, 2005, 7pm - 9pm)

Celebrate an 1870 Christmas during evening tours of the Homestead. The Homestead tour features period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider, and other goodies, as well as additional entertainment in the visitor center.

(919) 477-5498.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005  and Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Breakfast with Santa at the Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 10, 2005, and Sunday, December 11, 2005.  8:30am-10:30am.

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet.  Reservations required.  Free for ages under 3.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005 
Gingerbread House Demonstration 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 10, 2005.  10am.

Watch a demonstration on gingerbread house making and enter a drawing for a chance to win the finished product!  Reservations required.  Free.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Please register in advance. 
$20, includes materials.
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Little Bread Hen Puppet Show presented by Barefoot Puppets at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC 
Saturday, December 10, 2005 11am, 1pm.  
How does a chicken learn to bake bread, and why won't the other animals help? Journey to a small European bakery where original puppets cook up a clever ending to this classic tale retold with a twist.  Admission.
www.ncartmuseum.org

(919) 715-5923.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Santa Lucia Day Celebration at Exploris, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, December 10, 2005 2pm.  
Celebrate the Swedish Saint Lucia Day holiday at Exploris hosted by the Consulate of Sweden and the Swedish Women's Educational Association International.
www.exploris.com
(919) 834-4040.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Cinderella presented by Raleigh Little Theatre 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 1pm and 5pm.  
Come see the 22nd annual holiday musical production of Cinderella presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre.  A local holiday tradition.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org
(919) 821-3111.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Cowboy Christmas Pro Rodeo & Gift Show Hunt Horse Complex, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 10am.  
Rodeo show features visits from Santa, mechanical bull rides, pony rides for children and more.  Free admission until rodeo gates open.
www.arealcowboystore.com
(919) 821-7400.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Santa Lucia Day Celebration at Exploris, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, December 10, 2005 2pm.  
Celebrate the Swedish Saint Lucia Day holiday at Exploris hosted by the Consulate of Sweden and the Swedish Women's Educational Association International.
www.exploris.com
(919) 834-4040.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Wake Forest Christmas Parade, Downtown Wake Forest, NC.
Saturday, December 10, 2005, 1pm.
Festive holiday parade features floats, bands, groups from local schools, and more.

(919) 441-9551.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
A Christmas Carol - 30th Annual Production of the Charles Dickens classic presented by Theatre in the Park, Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center
December 10, 2005, 2pm, 7pm.  (Show runs through December 14th; check website for more info).
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.theatreinthepark.com
(919) 831-6058.

 

Sat. - Sun., Dec. 10 - 11, 2005
Haywood Hall House Annual Christmas Open House, Raleigh, NC
December 10 and 11, 2005, 1 pm to 5 pm.
From the website: "Christmas at Haywood Hall is celebrated with music, hot spiced cider, natural greenery- and good cheer. The house is open on a Saturday and Sunday, the second weekend in December, when guests are welcome at no charge between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The weekends of the open-house vary from year to year.  Live musicians perform holiday favorites and Christmas carols with intermittent performances on the 1819 Geib pianoforte, located in the music room. Home-baked sweets and savories are provided by the Friends of Haywood Hall for guests. There are docents in every room to provide historical information about the house and the Haywood Hall collection of furnishings, paintings, portraits and antique dolls.  The house is decorated with natural materials including magnolia, holly, evergreen garlands and the fruits and nuts that would have been available in the nineteenth century. A live Christmas tree in the parlour is trimmed with period decorations with antique toys and packages at the base. Treasurer John Haywood was known as a good and generous host during his lifetime. The Haywood Hall Christmas Open House is a reflection of that hospitality of long ago."

Fri. Dec. 10 - Sat. Dec. 11, 2005  (also see Dec. 3 - 4, 2005 listing)
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Triangle Youth Ballet Carolina Theatre, Downtown Durham, NC.

Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

(Also shows at the Robert C. Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC, December 3 at 7:00 pm,  and December 4, 2005 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.)

A wonderful Chapel Hill and Durham holiday tradition featuring talented local dancers and magical sets.  Admission:  Adults, $15-20, Students/Seniors - $12-$15, 6 and under, $8 - 10; group discounts available.  Ticket outlets:  Balloons an Tunes, Cameron's Dance Design, Triangle Youth Ballet; also The Regulator Bookshop in Durham.
www.TriangleYouthBallet.org
For tickets, call (919) 560-3030 or (919) 932-2676.

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
2nd Annual Southern Village Holiday 5K and Family Fun Run
Sun., Dec. 11, 2005, 2:00pm
Benefit run for the Orange County Habitat for Humanity. Click here for more information.
www.southernvillage.com/

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
A Christmas Carol - 30th Annual Production of the Charles Dickens classic presented by Theatre in the Park, Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center
December 11, 2005, 2pm, 7pm. (Show runs through December 14th; check website for more info).
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.theatreinthepark.com
(919) 831-6058.

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Christmas at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC
Sunday, December 11, 2005, 1pm - 5pm.
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer at the Annual West Point on the Eno open house!  Mulled cider, cookies, craft demonstrations, woodcarving, basket weaving, cornmeal-grinding, and free samples of homemade hushpuppies.  Free.

(919) 471-1623.

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Family Tour and Gingerbread Decorating at the Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC. Sunday, December 11, 2005, 2pm.
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.carolinainn.com
(919) 913-1010.

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Handel's Messiah presented by the NC Master Chorale at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC
December 11, 2005, 3pm.
www.ncmasterchorale.org
(919) 856-9700.

 

Fri., Dec. 16 - Fri. Dec. 23, 2005
Nutcracker Ballet presented by Carolina Ballet at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts), Raleigh, NC.
Shows run from December 16 - December 23, 2005 (also November 25-27, 2005; additional dates at Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill December 2-4, 2005).
www.carolinaballet.com
(919) 719-0900 for ticket information or call Ticketmaster at (919) 834-4000.
Fri., Dec. 16 and Sat. Dec. 17, 2005
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Gian Carlo Menotti) presented by LongLeaf Opera at East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC.
A holiday favorite for the whole family.  Order your tickets early; last Season sold out.
www.LongLeafOpera.org
(919) 338-2642 for tickets.
Fri. - Sun., Dec. 16-18, 2005  (also Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-11, 2005) 
Santa Train at the Durham Museum of Life and Science 
Special Holiday Event!  28th ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN ROLLS OUT FRIDAY DEC 2!
Join Santa Claus and Rudolph at the North Pole for the Museum's beloved Santa Train, now in its 28th year! December 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Train rides are every 20 minutes from 5:40pm-8:20pm. Reserved tickets: $7.00 age 3 and up; children under 3 free on parent's lap.
TICKETS: Call (919) 220-5429 x344 or visit Museum administration office Monday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm.
TEL: (919) 220-5429
www.ncmls.org

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005  and Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Breakfast with Santa at the Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 17, 2005, and Sunday, December 18, 2005.  8:30am-10:30am.

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet.  Reservations required.  Free for ages under 3.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Please register in advance. 
$20, includes materials.
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
Cinderella presented by Raleigh Little Theatre 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 1pm and 5pm.  Runs through Sunday, December 18.
Come see the 22nd annual holiday musical production of Cinderella presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre.  A local holiday tradition.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org
(919) 821-3111.

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
Scandinavian Yul and Finnish Winter Holiday Celebration at Exploris Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
Saturday, December 17, 2005, 2pm
Scandinavian Folk Dancers of North Carolina celebrate Winter Solstice ("Yul"), with great food, candlelight, entertainment and stories.
www.exploris.org
(919) 834-4040
Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
Saturday Science Cinema at the WRAL Digital Theatre, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, downtown Raleigh, NC.
Ongoing each Saturday at 3pm.
The Museum of Natural Sciences presents each Saturday high-definition wildlife movie adventures with live presentations, contests and prizes. Free. 
www.naturalsciences.org/cinemaniac
(919) 733-7450
Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Breakfast with Santa at the Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 17, 2005, and Sunday, December 18, 2005.  8:30am-10:30am.

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet.  Reservations required.  Free for ages under 3.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Family Tour and Gingerbread Decorating at the Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC. Sunday, December 18, 2005, 2pm.
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.carolinainn.com
(919) 913-1010.

 

Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
December Stillness presented by the Northwood Chorale at the McDougle Middle School Library, Carrboro, NC.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, 3-4 pm. 
Musical presentation by the Northwood Chorale, a group of 30 singers from grades 9-12.  Free.

(919)
918-7364.

 

Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Raleigh Flute Choir Holiday Concert at the NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, 3 pm. 
Raleigh Flute choir will entertain with seasonal music from around the world, including England, Ireland, Spain, Germany, France, Norway and Africa.  Fee.
www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
(919) 715-5923.

 

Sun., December 18, 2005
Nutcracker Ballet presented by Carolina Ballet at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts), Raleigh, NC.
Sunday, December 18, 2005, 2:30pm, 4:30pm.  Shows run from December 16 - December 23, 2005 (also November 25-27, 2005; additional dates at Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill December 2-4, 2005).
www.carolinaballet.com
(919) 719-0900 for ticket information or call Ticketmaster at (919) 834-4000.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Cinderella presented by Raleigh Little Theatre 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 1pm and 5pm.
Come see the 22nd annual holiday musical production of Cinderella presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre.  A local holiday tradition.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org
(919) 821-3111.

 

December 21, 2005 - First Day of Winter
Sat., Dec. 24, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Please register in advance. 
$20, includes materials.
(919) 933-5111.

 

December 25, 2005 - Christmas Day
Sat., Dec. 31, 2005
Chinese and American New Year Celebration presented by Exploris Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC
Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 2pm.
Celebrate both American and Chinese New Years. Enjoy the color and vibrancy of young Chinese dancers and long-standing Chinese performance traditions.
www.exploris.org
(919)
834-4040.

 

Night of Dec. 31 - Jan 1st
First Night Raleigh 2006 presented by Artsplosure
2pm until Midnight
Annual family-friendly New Year's celebration held in downtown Raleigh.  Admission "buttons" which participants wear pinned to their coats or hats go on sale over Thanksgiving weekend at over 70 outlets, including Harris Teeter stores in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Over 100 performances at 125 locations.

2 - 6pm:  The Children's Celebration
7pm - Evening Performances begin featuring 100 performances in 25 downtown Raleigh venues 
10:30 pm: Main Stage entertainment begins.

Click here for more information (after November 15, 2005).
www.firstnightraleigh.com
(919) 832-8699.

 

January 2006
Night of Dec. 31 - Jan 1st
First Night Raleigh 2006 presented by Artsplosure
2 pm until Midnight.
Annual family-friendly New Year's celebration held in downtown Raleigh.  Over 100 performances at 25 locations.
  Admission "buttons" which participants wear pinned to their coats or hats go on sale December 1st at over 70 outlets, including Harris Teeter stores in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Button prices:  all buttons are $9 in advance (ages 5 and under free); at the event, buttons for for kids age 6-12 are $10 and $12 for adults. 

2 - 6pm:  The Children's Celebration
7pm - Evening Performances begin featuring 100 performances in 25 downtown Raleigh venues 
10:30 pm: Main Stage entertainment begins.

Click here for more information (after November 15, 2005).
www.firstnightraleigh.com
(919) 832-8699.

 

Sun., January 2 - Sun., January 8, 2006
Kids Exchange Consignment Sale & Parents Fair - "Clean your closets and fill your pockets with $$$."  The Triangle's Premier Consignment Sale!
NC State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building.
Giant consignment fair offers gently used kids' & maternity clothes, baby equipment, furniture, toys and much more.
Sale hours:  TBA.  To consign, register online; if no internet access:  (205) 824-8245.  General info:  Julie@KidsExchange.net.  To volunteer:  Doris@KidsExchange.net/848-5072 (Volunteers shop first!)  Business Exhibitor Space Available:  Amy@KidsExchange.net
This event will takes place again in Summer (July) 2006 - dates TBA.
www.KidsExchange.net

 

Sun., January 7, 2006
Hansel and Gretel presented by the NC Symphony at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, NC.
January 7, 2006, shows at 11 am and 2 pm.
Mother Goose (aka Miss Lulu) will be appearing at the January 7th NC Symphony preshows for Hansel and Gretel at 10:00-10:45 and 1:00-1:45.
From the NC Symphony website:  "Children will delight in this version of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Members of Capitol Opera will join the orchestra for this semi-staged costumed adventure. This timeless classic will turn into a magical performance right before their eyes. Bring your kids and enjoy this favorite fairy tale with the North Carolina Symphony."

 

December 2006

Thurs., Dec. 1, 2005

Holiday Pops presented by the NC Symphony at the Carolina Theatre, Durham
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
December 1, 2005,  8:00 pm
From the website:  "This seasonal favorite makes everything bright with joyful music from the North Carolina Symphony. Gather your friends and family to attend this traditional holiday event."
Ticket Info.
(919) 733-2750.

 

Fri.-Sat., Dec. 2-3, 2005  (also Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-18, 2005) 
Santa Train at the Durham Museum of Life and Science 
Special Holiday Event!  28th ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN ROLLS OUT FRIDAY DEC 2!
Join Santa Claus and Rudolph at the North Pole for the Museum's beloved Santa Train, now in its 28th year! December 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Train rides are every 20 minutes from 5:40pm-8:20pm. Reserved tickets: $7.00 age 3 and up; children under 3 free on parent's lap.
TICKETS: Call (919) 220-5429 x344 or visit Museum administration office Monday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm.
TEL: (919) 220-5429
www.ncmls.org

 

Fri., Dec. 2, 2005
Christmas by Candlelight at the Homestead (Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum)
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
Fri., December 2, 2005.  7pm - 9 pm.  (Also Fri., December 9, 2005, 7pm - 9pm)

Celebrate an 1870 Christmas and an evening tour of the Homestead. The Homestead tour features period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider, and other goodies. Entertainment in visitor center. 
(919) 477-5498.

 

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &  4, 2005 . 
Christmas on Salem Street, Downtown Apex, NC.
Ring in the holiday season and holiday cheer with caroling, horse-drawn carriages and sleigh rides among a wonderland of white holiday lights. 
(919) 362-6456.

 

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &- 4, 2005 . 
Southern Horse Festival and North Carolina Championship Open Horse Show , sponsored by the North Carolina Horse Council and held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.
North Carolina Championship Open Horse Show will be held in conjunction with the Southern Horse Festival, featuring trick riding demonstrations and nationally renowned trick riders and bareback riders, educational clinics, quarter horse "test rides," 150 booths offering top quality boots, hats, clothing, saddles, trailers, horse riding accessories and nutritional supplements.  Profits from this annual event benefit the various programs of the non-profit Horse Council.
www.southernhorsefestival.com
(919) 854-2551.

 

Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &  4, 2005; (also December 8-11th.)
Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story presented at the Studio Six Theatre, Swain Hall, UNC campus. 
Fri. - Sun., Dec. 2, 3 &  4, 2005; (also December 8-11th.)
Tar Heel Tale Tellers presents "Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story," a new musical for children, written and adapted by Bill and Carol Luttrell, directed by Paul Ferguson.  Friday, December 2 at 7 PM; Saturday, December 3 at 3 & 7 PM; Sunday, December 4 at 3 PM; Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7 PM; Sunday, December 11 at 3 PM.    Tickets at the door $3 for adults, $2 for children.  Copies of the book will be sold to benefit NC Children's Hospital.  For more information or group booking, please call 
(919) 542-6477.

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Carolina Ballet at Memorial Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm

From the website: "A holiday season staple, The Nutcracker is a fantasy classic, capturing the irrepressible imagination of a child's world in which all things are possible. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's more macabre The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, it tells the story of Clara, a young German girl, who dreams of a nutcracker prince. This was Tchaikovsky's third and last major ballet."
www.unc.edu/performingarts/performers/nutcracker.htm
(919) 843-3333.

Fri. Dec. 2 - Sat. Dec. 4, 2005  (also see Dec. 10 - 11, 2005 listing)
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Triangle Youth Ballet at the Robert C. Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC.

Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

(Also shows at the Carolina Theatre, Downtown Durham, NC December 10 at 7:00 pm,  and December 11, 2005 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Call (919) 560-3030 for more information.)

A wonderful Chapel Hill and Durham holiday tradition featuring talented local dancers and magical sets.  Admission:  Adults, $15-20, Students/Seniors - $12-$15, 6 and under, $8 - 10; group discounts available.  Ticket outlets:  Balloons an Tunes, Cameron's Dance Design, Triangle Youth Ballet; also The Regulator Bookshop in Durham.
www.TriangleYouthBallet.org
(919) 932-2676.

Sat., Dec. 9, 2006
Chapel Hill - Carrboro Holiday Parade presented by the Chapel Hill News and Fonville Morisey, begins at the Morehead Planetarium on Franklin St. and proceeding along Franklin St., ending at Carrboro Town Hall.
Saturday, December 9, 2006, 10am - 12pm
The Chapel Hill - Carrboro parade is a celebration of our diverse community.   "Holiday Lane", a short section of the Parade Route located directly in front to the Chapel Hill News, will feature performers, bands, and floats make a brief performance.   Bring Toys for the Toys for Tots drive!  (See http://www.chapelhillnews.com/184/index.html for more information.)  MC Personality will appear live to officially kick-off the Parade and make announcements.  (Deadline for entry forms to participate in the parade is November 23, 2005.  The entry form is available at http://www.chapelhillnews.com/184/index.html - click on Holiday Parade.)

 

Sat., Dec. 3, 2005 
Hillsborough Holiday Parade on Churton Street in Downtown Hillsborough.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, 4pm; tree lighting at 5:30pm. 
Fun home town parade in historic downtown Hillsborough at 4pm, tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM.
www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-8156.

 

Sat., Dec. 3, 2005
North Carolina Scandinavian Christmas Fair, the Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2005, 10am - 6pm.
Scandinavian fair features celebrations of Scandinavian Christmas traditions.   This is the eighth year SWEA (Swedish Women?s Educational Association) and VASA (A Swedish American Organization) are hosting their annual Scandinavian Christmas Fair.  The Fair is an Annual celebration of traditional holiday customs from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. St. Lucia procession, Scandinavian folk dancing, live music, Pippi Longstocking and other storybook characters will appear, cultural demonstrations and homemade Scandinavian food. Large array of imported gifts, crafts and other items for sale. 

 

Sat., Dec. 2, 2006
North Carolina Scandinavian Christmas Fair, the Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2006, 10am - 6pm.
Scandinavian fair features celebrations of Scandinavian Christmas traditions.   This is the ninth year SWEA (Swedish Women?s Educational Association) and VASA (A Swedish American Organization) are hosting their annual Scandinavian Christmas Fair.  The Fair is an Annual celebration of traditional holiday customs from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. St. Lucia procession, Scandinavian folk dancing, live music, Pippi Longstocking and other storybook characters will appear, cultural demonstrations and homemade Scandinavian food. Large array of imported gifts, crafts and other items for sale.
www.scanfair.org

 

Sun., December 4, 2005
FAMILY DAY at the Nasher Museum at Duke University
2001 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27705.  (The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is located at Duke University Road and Anderson Street, adjacent to the Sarah. P. Duke Gardens on Duke University's campus.)  
Sunday, December 4, 2005, 12 to 4 p.m.
Musical entertainment, make-and-take crafts (creating 3-D arches, making beaded boxes), family tours and activities to complement the four themed installations from the museum's Permanent Collection.  Free with admission.
Parking
:  The museum's public parking lot, east of the building, is accessible from either Campus Drive or Duke University Road. The parking fee is $2 per hour, with a maximum of two hours. The path from the parking lot to the main entrance is about 100 yards.  
Suggested Admission: $5 adults $4 seniors $3 Non-Duke students.  FREE to members, Duke students, faculty and staff with I.D.  FREE to children under 16.  FREE to Durham residents with valid I.D. or proof of residency, courtesy of The Herald-Sun.  $4 admission for members of the Duke Alumni Association.
Museum Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday Closed.
www.nasher.duke.edu
(919) 684-5135.

 

Sun., December 4, 2005
19th Annual Hillsborough Christmas Candlelight Tour
Sun., December 4, 2005, 12 noon to 7pm. 
19th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce including a tour of homes decorated for the holidays, carriage rides, and music. Candlelight tour features private homes and public or historic buildings.  The houses included in the self-guided tour are of historic significance to the 250-year-old Town of Hillsborough. Shuttle service will be provided both in-town and to the tour sites that are not within walking distance.  T
ickets are available at the Hillsborough/Orange Chamber of Commerce office at 121 West Margaret Lane.  Adults $18, advance, $15; children (5-12_ $5, advance $3, Seniors (55+) $15, advance $12, groups of 15 or more $15, advance $12.  Tickets available online through www.etix.com, or call (919) 732-8156 or visit
 www.candlelighttour.com.
www.hillsboroughchamber.com
(919) 732-8156.

More information:  Founded in 1754, the Town of Hillsborough is the site of many moments in Native American, Revolutionary War era, Civil War Era and modern history.  The Candlelight Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit selected private homes, historic churches, public buildings and historic sites and take a walk through the Town's history.  This year's tour includes several private homes never before included on the tour, along with favorites such as the Burwell School (1837-1857), and Ayr Mount (c. 1800).  The self-guided tour starts from the Alexander Dickson House (Visitor's Center) and features 9 private homes and 13 public and historic buildings.  The tour lasts from 12 noon to 7pm.  . . . Entertainment provided at many tour sites, including handbell choirs, brass quartets and many more area groups.  Horse drawn carriage tours in Historic District are $3 with ticket, $5 without, beginning at noon and continuing until dusk.  A photographer will be available take pictures of your ride, if you wish to purchase them.

December 7, 2005 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 
Mother Goose Appearance at the Carrboro Century Center Lollipop Series
10:30am
Mother Goose (aka Miss Lulu!) will be appearing December 7th at the Carrboro Century Center for the Lollipop Series at 10:30 am.
www.luluroyster.com
Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 
Disney on Ice presents Disney's Princess Classics at the Greensboro Coliseum (further afield)
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Wednesday, Dec 7 2005 7:00PM
Thursday, Dec 8 2005 10:30AM
Thursday, Dec 8 2005 7:00PM
Friday, Dec 9 2005 7:00PM
Saturday, Dec 10 2005 11:30AM
Saturday, Dec 10 2005 3:30PM
Saturday, Dec 10 2005 7:00PM
Sunday, Dec 11 2005 1:00PM

From the website: "Get ready to visit spectacular enchanted castles and far-off lands in this magical, musical journey. This magnificent production is an amazing voyage to the fantasy worlds of your favorite Disney princesses. Experience the romance, fun, and adventure with Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Mulan as they bring the magic to your hometown in this royal skating extravaganza!"  Ticket Prices: $14.00 to $30.00
www.disneyonice.com
Order tickets online
Tickets go on sale October 24, 2005

To order tickets by phone:  (888) 397-3100

 

Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 
Disney on Ice presents Pixar's The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC
RBC Center, 1400 Edwards Mil Road, Raleigh, NC
Weds., Dec. 7 - 11, 2005 (Weds. - Fri., Dec. 7 - 9 at 7:30 pm; Sat. Dec. 10 at 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm; Sun. Dec. 11 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

From the Disney on Ice advertising: "An incredibly fun time on ice!  Get ready to laugh, because The Incredibles are taking you on a super family vacation through the Magic Kingdom? Park with Mickey, Minnie and friends.  See The Incredibles as they enjoy favorite Disney attractions, including "it's a small world", Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Masion and more!  It's a hilarious, action-packed adventure for everyone."  As an added bonus, every child gets a free Incredi-Band?
www.disneyonice.com
To order tickets online: Ticketmaster Ticket Sales
Tickets also available: all ticketmaster outlets, RBC Center Box Office
Tickets go on sale October 17, 2005

 

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
Capitol Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House, 
Thursday, December 8, 2005, 5:30pm - 7:30 pm.  Join the GOvernor and First Lady Easely for the lighting of the official State Christmas Tree.

 

Thurs. - Sun., Dec. 6 - 11, 2005
Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story presented at the Studio Six Theatre, Swain Hall, UNC campus. 
Thurs.
- Sun., Dec. 8-11, 2005. Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7 PM; Sunday, December 11 at 3 PM. 
Tar Heel Tale Tellers presents "Redheaded Robin's Christmas Story," a new musical for children, written and adapted by Bill and Carol Luttrell, directed by Paul Ferguson.  Tickets at the door $3 for adults, $2 for children.  Copies of the book will be sold to benefit NC Children's Hospital.  For more information or group booking, please call 
(919) 542-6477.

Sat., Dec. 9, 2006  (also Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 16-18, 2005) 
Fri. - Sun., Dec. 9-11, 2005  (also Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 16-18, 2005) 
Santa Train at the Durham Museum of Life and Science 
Special Holiday Event! 28th ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN ROLLS OUT FRIDAY DEC 2!
Join Santa Claus and Rudolph at the North Pole for the Museum's beloved Santa Train, now in its 28th year! December 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Train rides are every 20 minutes from 5:40pm-8:20pm. Reserved tickets: $7.00 age 3 and up; children under 3 free on parent's lap.
TICKETS: Call (919) 220-5429 x344 or visit Museum administration office Monday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm.
TEL: (919) 220-5429
www.ncmls.org

 

Fri., Dec. 9, 2005 
Christmas by Candlelight at the Homestead (Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum)
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
Fri., December 9, 2005.  7pm - 9 pm. (Also Fri., December 2, 2005, 7pm - 9pm)

Celebrate an 1870 Christmas during evening tours of the Homestead. The Homestead tour features period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider, and other goodies, as well as additional entertainment in the visitor center.

(919) 477-5498.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005  and Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Breakfast with Santa at the Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 10, 2005, and Sunday, December 11, 2005.  8:30am-10:30am.

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet.  Reservations required.  Free for ages under 3.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005 
Gingerbread House Demonstration 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 10, 2005.  10am.

Watch a demonstration on gingerbread house making and enter a drawing for a chance to win the finished product!  Reservations required.  Free.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Please register in advance. 
$20, includes materials.
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Little Bread Hen Puppet Show presented by Barefoot Puppets at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC 
Saturday, December 10, 2005 11am, 1pm.  
How does a chicken learn to bake bread, and why won't the other animals help? Journey to a small European bakery where original puppets cook up a clever ending to this classic tale retold with a twist.  Admission.
www.ncartmuseum.org

(919) 715-5923.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Santa Lucia Day Celebration at Exploris, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, December 10, 2005 2pm.  
Celebrate the Swedish Saint Lucia Day holiday at Exploris hosted by the Consulate of Sweden and the Swedish Women's Educational Association International.
www.exploris.com
(919) 834-4040.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Cinderella presented by Raleigh Little Theatre 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 1pm and 5pm.  
Come see the 22nd annual holiday musical production of Cinderella presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre.  A local holiday tradition.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org
(919) 821-3111.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Cowboy Christmas Pro Rodeo & Gift Show Hunt Horse Complex, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 10am.  
Rodeo show features visits from Santa, mechanical bull rides, pony rides for children and more.  Free admission until rodeo gates open.
www.arealcowboystore.com
(919) 821-7400.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Santa Lucia Day Celebration at Exploris, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, December 10, 2005 2pm.  
Celebrate the Swedish Saint Lucia Day holiday at Exploris hosted by the Consulate of Sweden and the Swedish Women's Educational Association International.
www.exploris.com
(919) 834-4040.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
Wake Forest Christmas Parade, Downtown Wake Forest, NC.
Saturday, December 10, 2005, 1pm.
Festive holiday parade features floats, bands, groups from local schools, and more.

(919) 441-9551.

 

Sat., Dec. 10, 2005
A Christmas Carol - 30th Annual Production of the Charles Dickens classic presented by Theatre in the Park, Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center
December 10, 2005, 2pm, 7pm.  (Show runs through December 14th; check website for more info).
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.theatreinthepark.com
(919) 831-6058.

 

Sat. - Sun., Dec. 10 - 11, 2005
Haywood Hall House Annual Christmas Open House, Raleigh, NC
December 10 and 11, 2005, 1 pm to 5 pm.
From the website: "Christmas at Haywood Hall is celebrated with music, hot spiced cider, natural greenery- and good cheer. The house is open on a Saturday and Sunday, the second weekend in December, when guests are welcome at no charge between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The weekends of the open-house vary from year to year.  Live musicians perform holiday favorites and Christmas carols with intermittent performances on the 1819 Geib pianoforte, located in the music room. Home-baked sweets and savories are provided by the Friends of Haywood Hall for guests. There are docents in every room to provide historical information about the house and the Haywood Hall collection of furnishings, paintings, portraits and antique dolls.  The house is decorated with natural materials including magnolia, holly, evergreen garlands and the fruits and nuts that would have been available in the nineteenth century. A live Christmas tree in the parlour is trimmed with period decorations with antique toys and packages at the base. Treasurer John Haywood was known as a good and generous host during his lifetime. The Haywood Hall Christmas Open House is a reflection of that hospitality of long ago."

Fri. Dec. 10 - Sat. Dec. 11, 2005  (also see Dec. 3 - 4, 2005 listing)
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Triangle Youth Ballet Carolina Theatre, Downtown Durham, NC.

Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

(Also shows at the Robert C. Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC, December 3 at 7:00 pm,  and December 4, 2005 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.)

A wonderful Chapel Hill and Durham holiday tradition featuring talented local dancers and magical sets.  Admission:  Adults, $15-20, Students/Seniors - $12-$15, 6 and under, $8 - 10; group discounts available.  Ticket outlets:  Balloons an Tunes, Cameron's Dance Design, Triangle Youth Ballet; also The Regulator Bookshop in Durham.
www.TriangleYouthBallet.org
For tickets, call (919) 560-3030 or (919) 932-2676.

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
2nd Annual Southern Village Holiday 5K and Family Fun Run
Sun., Dec. 11, 2005, 2:00pm
Benefit run for the Orange County Habitat for Humanity. Click here for more information.
www.southernvillage.com/

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
A Christmas Carol - 30th Annual Production of the Charles Dickens classic presented by Theatre in the Park, Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center
December 11, 2005, 2pm, 7pm. (Show runs through December 14th; check website for more info).
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.theatreinthepark.com
(919) 831-6058.

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Christmas at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC
Sunday, December 11, 2005, 1pm - 5pm.
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer at the Annual West Point on the Eno open house!  Mulled cider, cookies, craft demonstrations, woodcarving, basket weaving, cornmeal-grinding, and free samples of homemade hushpuppies.  Free.

(919) 471-1623.

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Family Tour and Gingerbread Decorating at the Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC. Sunday, December 11, 2005, 2pm.
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.carolinainn.com
(919) 913-1010.

 

Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Handel's Messiah presented by the NC Master Chorale at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC
December 11, 2005, 3pm.
www.ncmasterchorale.org
(919) 856-9700.

 

Fri., Dec. 16 - Fri. Dec. 23, 2005
Nutcracker Ballet presented by Carolina Ballet at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts), Raleigh, NC.
Shows run from December 16 - December 23, 2005 (also November 25-27, 2005; additional dates at Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill December 2-4, 2005).
www.carolinaballet.com
(919) 719-0900 for ticket information or call Ticketmaster at (919) 834-4000.
Fri., Dec. 16 and Sat. Dec. 17, 2005
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Gian Carlo Menotti) presented by LongLeaf Opera at East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC.
A holiday favorite for the whole family.  Order your tickets early; last Season sold out.
www.LongLeafOpera.org
(919) 338-2642 for tickets.
Fri. - Sun., Dec. 16-18, 2005  (also Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-11, 2005) 
Santa Train at the Durham Museum of Life and Science 
Special Holiday Event!  28th ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN ROLLS OUT FRIDAY DEC 2!
Join Santa Claus and Rudolph at the North Pole for the Museum's beloved Santa Train, now in its 28th year! December 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18.  Train rides are every 20 minutes from 5:40pm-8:20pm. Reserved tickets: $7.00 age 3 and up; children under 3 free on parent's lap.
TICKETS: Call (919) 220-5429 x344 or visit Museum administration office Monday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm.
TEL: (919) 220-5429
www.ncmls.org

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005  and Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Breakfast with Santa at the Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 17, 2005, and Sunday, December 18, 2005.  8:30am-10:30am.

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet.  Reservations required.  Free for ages under 3.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Please register in advance. 
$20, includes materials.
(919) 933-5111.

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
Cinderella presented by Raleigh Little Theatre 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 1pm and 5pm.  Runs through Sunday, December 18.
Come see the 22nd annual holiday musical production of Cinderella presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre.  A local holiday tradition.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org
(919) 821-3111.

 

Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
Scandinavian Yul and Finnish Winter Holiday Celebration at Exploris Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
Saturday, December 17, 2005, 2pm
Scandinavian Folk Dancers of North Carolina celebrate Winter Solstice ("Yul"), with great food, candlelight, entertainment and stories.
www.exploris.org
(919) 834-4040
Sat., Dec. 17, 2005
Saturday Science Cinema at the WRAL Digital Theatre, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, downtown Raleigh, NC.
Ongoing each Saturday at 3pm.
The Museum of Natural Sciences presents each Saturday high-definition wildlife movie adventures with live presentations, contests and prizes. Free. 
www.naturalsciences.org/cinemaniac
(919) 733-7450
Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Breakfast with Santa at the Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, December 17, 2005, and Sunday, December 18, 2005.  8:30am-10:30am.

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet.  Reservations required.  Free for ages under 3.

(919) 913-1010.

 

Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Family Tour and Gingerbread Decorating at the Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC. Sunday, December 18, 2005, 2pm.
Tour the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations and enjoy refreshments an gingerbread cookie decorating.  For ages 5 - 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations required.  Fee charged.
www.carolinainn.com
(919) 913-1010.

 

Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
December Stillness presented by the Northwood Chorale at the McDougle Middle School Library, Carrboro, NC.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, 3-4 pm. 
Musical presentation by the Northwood Chorale, a group of 30 singers from grades 9-12.  Free.

(919)
918-7364.

 

Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Raleigh Flute Choir Holiday Concert at the NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, 3 pm. 
Raleigh Flute choir will entertain with seasonal music from around the world, including England, Ireland, Spain, Germany, France, Norway and Africa.  Fee.
www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
(919) 715-5923.

 

Sun., December 18, 2005
Nutcracker Ballet presented by Carolina Ballet at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts), Raleigh, NC.
Sunday, December 18, 2005, 2:30pm, 4:30pm.  Shows run from December 16 - December 23, 2005 (also November 25-27, 2005; additional dates at Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill December 2-4, 2005).
www.carolinaballet.com
(919) 719-0900 for ticket information or call Ticketmaster at (919) 834-4000.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2005
Cinderella presented by Raleigh Little Theatre 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 1pm and 5pm.
Come see the 22nd annual holiday musical production of Cinderella presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre.  A local holiday tradition.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org
(919) 821-3111.

 

December 21, 2005 - First Day of Winter
Sat., Dec. 24, 2005
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps (Southern Village) 704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
Saturdays, 9-11am.  For ages 6 and up.  
Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac. Please register in advance. 
$20, includes materials.
(919) 933-5111.

 

December 25, 2005 - Christmas Day
Sat., Dec. 31, 2005
Chinese and American New Year Celebration presented by Exploris Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC
Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 2pm.
Celebrate both American and Chinese New Years. Enjoy the color and vibrancy of young Chinese dancers and long-standing Chinese performance traditions.
www.exploris.org
(919)
834-4040.

 

Night of Dec. 31 - Jan 1st
First Night Raleigh 2006 presented by Artsplosure
2pm until Midnight
Annual family-friendly New Year's celebration held in downtown Raleigh.  Admission "buttons" which participants wear pinned to their coats or hats go on sale over Thanksgiving weekend at over 70 outlets, including Harris Teeter stores in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Over 100 performances at 125 locations.

2 - 6pm:  The Children's Celebration
7pm - Evening Performances begin featuring 100 performances in 25 downtown Raleigh venues 
10:30 pm: Main Stage entertainment begins.

Click here for more information (after November 15, 2005).
www.firstnightraleigh.com
(919) 832-8699.

 

January 2006
Night of Dec. 31 - Jan 1st
First Night Raleigh 2006 presented by Artsplosure
2 pm until Midnight.
Annual family-friendly New Year's celebration held in downtown Raleigh.  Over 100 performances at 25 locations.
  Admission "buttons" which participants wear pinned to their coats or hats go on sale December 1st at over 70 outlets, including Harris Teeter stores in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Button prices:  all buttons are $9 in advance (ages 5 and under free); at the event, buttons for for kids age 6-12 are $10 and $12 for adults. 

2 - 6pm:  The Children's Celebration
7pm - Evening Performances begin featuring 100 performances in 25 downtown Raleigh venues 
10:30 pm: Main Stage entertainment begins.

Click here for more information (after November 15, 2005).
www.firstnightraleigh.com
(919) 832-8699.

 

Sun., January 2 - Sun., January 8, 2006
Kids Exchange Consignment Sale & Parents Fair - "Clean your closets and fill your pockets with $$$."  The Triangle's Premier Consignment Sale!
NC State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building.
Giant consignment fair offers gently used kids' & maternity clothes, baby equipment, furniture, toys and much more.
Sale hours:  TBA.  To consign, register online; if no internet access:  (205) 824-8245.  General info:  Julie@KidsExchange.net.  To volunteer:  Doris@KidsExchange.net/848-5072 (Volunteers shop first!)  Business Exhibitor Space Available:  Amy@KidsExchange.net
This event will takes place again in Summer (July) 2006 - dates TBA.
www.KidsExchange.net

 

Sun., January 7, 2006
Hansel and Gretel presented by the NC Symphony at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, NC.
January 7, 2006, shows at 11 am and 2 pm.
Mother Goose (aka Miss Lulu) will be appearing at the January 7th NC Symphony preshows for Hansel and Gretel at 10:00-10:45 and 1:00-1:45.
From the NC Symphony website:  "Children will delight in this version of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Members of Capitol Opera will join the orchestra for this semi-staged costumed adventure. This timeless classic will turn into a magical performance right before their eyes. Bring your kids and enjoy this favorite fairy tale with the North Carolina Symphony."

 

 
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