Contribute to a work of art and do something good for the environment. Mystery Build is collecting 10,000 plastic bottle caps to create two community art projects during the Burlington Maker Faire on April 28, and the Raleigh Maker Faire on June 16. If you donate 250 plastic caps we will send you a free 2012 Mystery Build Kit - an art contest with $10,000 in prizes. Soda bottles are best, but also other plastic caps like salad dressing or shampoo bottles. Email email@example.com for… Continue
Added by Jeremy Maronpot on April 4, 2012 at 11:05pm —
Certified Roadside Farm Markets
The Certified Roadside Farm Market Program promotes North Carolina roadside markets that sell produce grown by the operator and other local farmers. The goal is to increase direct sales to consumers of farm products grown and sold by North Carolina farmers. The program is administered by the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Farmers participating in the program strive to provide consumers with the highest… Continue
Added by Janice on August 31, 2011 at 7:57pm —
Presented with Kidzu Children's Museum . . .Loving Nature: A Puppet Making Workshop at The N.C. Botanical Gardens
Sunday, Sept 25th, (2:30–4:30pm) Continue
Join N.C. Botanical Gardens (NCBG) and Kidzu Children's Museum as we have fun loving nature! In this workshop, the Elkland Art Center (www.elklandartcenter.org) provides a…
Added by Janice on August 31, 2011 at 12:00am —
I can't think of better incentive to run than a howl from a nearby Red Wolf or the roar of a looming lion!
This weekend you can "Run Wild 5k" at the NC Zoo. The event is sponsored by… Continue
Added by Janice on August 16, 2011 at 10:30pm —
What: A Celebration of North Carolina Arts
When: SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 10 AM–10:30 PM and SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 10 AM–5 PM
Experience the spectacular new gallery building
, and join us in celebrating North Carolina’s rich array of arts and culture. Musicians, artists, dancers, and craftspeople will create unforgettable festivities, including performances, lectures, hands-on…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 23, 2010 at 10:00am —
Just in from the N.C. Museum of History:
“I tell everyone and anyone who will listen about your fabulous camps!” — parent of 2009 camp participant
It’s one thing to read about history, but it’s quite another to experience it. Summer campers can do just that at the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on March 28, 2010 at 11:00am —
Just in from the museum's press office: “We are grateful for the community’s response to this year’s Santa Train fundraiser. Tickets are sold out,” said Laura Hayden, Santa Train organizer and the director of the annual fund. Tickets went on-sale to Museum members on November 16, and to the public yesterday. Nearly 8000 tickets were sold out by 9:30 this morning.
“Last year we sold out in two weeks. That’s why we added more trains this year, totaling 400 more seats for the event. We… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on November 19, 2009 at 1:49pm —
The kids and I attended a media event Wednesday night at a new 4,000-square-foot social gaming facility in Cary called RUaGamer
, located at 218 Nottingham Drive next to the Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse. As soon as my kids peered into the large glass windows and saw 55 incredibly high tech gaming units and screens--three of which are more than 100 inches wide--their eyes popped out of their sockets.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on November 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
On Oct. 31, Chapel Hill Creamery (615 Chapel Hill Creamery Rd) is pleased to host Plow Day with the NC Percheron Horse Association. Guests will view over 20 Percheron Horses as they plow, harrow and seed. The NC Percheron Horse Association will offer wagon, wagonette, and buggy rides for $1 donations, and Chapel Hill Creamery’s owners/cheesemakers, Portia McKnight and Flo Hawley, will offer tours of their 37-acre farm and creamery. Kids will enjoy activities designed to introduce them to the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 23, 2009 at 12:28pm —
Jump!Zone, an Indoor Party and Play Center featuring large inflatables, interactive games, toddler activities and more, will be relocating to a new location at 2723 N.C. Highway 55 in the Harris Teeter shopping center in Cary on Friday, Nov. 20. The new facility will cover more than 15,000 square feet -- a considerable increase from the current 10,000 square-foot facility -- making it the largest inflatable party and play center in the Triangle.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 15, 2009 at 10:09am —
This weekend, the NC Museum of History anticipates that the 100,000th visitor will enter the popular exhibit Knights of the Black Flag
at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The exhibit opened March 6, 2009, and will run through Jan. 3, 2010.
Museum staff members (and a pirate!) will recognize some lucky visitor, who will receive a bounty of prizes.
When: Saturday, Oct. 10, between 1 and 2 p.m.
Where: The… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 9, 2009 at 2:59pm —
Quoted from the Hemlock Inn's website
All aboard The Polar Express™ when it comes to life on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and a treat. And, for those who… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 6, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Broadway Series South and Bogart's have teamed up to offer a discount tickets to Bogart's Mom's Night Out at South Pacific. The Mom’s Night Out will be Thurs., Nov. 5.
The night begins at 6 p.m. at Bogart’s American Grill located at 510 Glenwood Avenue. A buffet will be set up in a private area for the group. The food is included in the ticket price and Bogart’s will have specially priced drinks.
The evening continues at Progress Energy Center with the Lincoln Center… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 1, 2009 at 1:30pm —
On Monday, September 7, the existing North Carolina Museum of Art
building will temporarily close through April 2010, as the museum's staff begins moving nearly 800 works of art into the new galleries and renovations to the existing lobby commence. For the safety of visitors and protection of the collection, the building cannot remain open during these critical operations. The 164-acre Museum Park will remain open during regular… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 1, 2009 at 6:00am —
From WCPSS' Classroom Connection newsletter: WCPSS vending machines, which are provided by Pepsi Bottling Ventures under an exclusive contract, will provide healthier soft drinks to high school and middle school students in the 2009-10 school year.
This year, only bottled water will be provided in middle schools, while low-sugar beverages, bottled water, and sports drinks will be available in high schools.
The change follows the company's announcement of compliance with… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Calling all TOTS & TODDLERS!
Here is a short description of each class. For dates and pricing please visit the Apex Community Center site at: http://online.activecommunities.com/apexnc under “PROGRAMS”.
Ages 3-5. Go wild learning about all the little creatures in our backyards! Your child will enjoy nature-themed games, crafts and activities to learn about the animals that share our planet. Please drop child off for this class. $3 supply fee… Continue
Added by Karyn Wolf on July 30, 2009 at 9:19pm —
The Halle Cultural Arts Center in downtown Apex is displaying a colorful and creative variety of artwork from the Apex Community Summer Camp Program and the students of Camp MusArt through Aug. 22. Drop by to see these masterpieces Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., or Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Halle Cultural Arts Center is located at 237 N. Salem St. in…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 24, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Looking for a fun outdoor activity with your kids that blends culture with art--and is dog-friendly? Try the North Carolina Museum of Art Park. Beyond the museum's main building and construction of its new buildings, you'll find a paved trail that meanders through 164 acres of woodlands, open areas and streams. The difference between this trail and many others in the Triangle, is that this one is adorned with works of environmental art.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 16, 2009 at 6:00am —
The N.C. Transportation Museum has released the following information about an upcoming summer camp for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders:
The N.C. Transportation Museum is taking reservations for this year's 2009 science-themed summer camp, "Mystery Motion Olympics". Intended for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders, camp-goers will explore motion and force, the fundamental elements of transportation. They will also have the chance to experience the Spencer Shops Historic Site. "Mystery Motion… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 8, 2009 at 11:27am —
In recognition of Father’s Day, all dads get into “CHOCOLATE: THE EXHIBITION” FREE on Sunday, June 21 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
with the purchase of another ticket. Tickets must be purchased at the Museum Box Office. Exhibit hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, with last tickets sold at 3:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $7, Seniors and students, $5 and children ages 5-11, $4. General admission into the Museum is… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 17, 2009 at 3:25pm —