Chapel Hill-Durham Mothers of Multiples "Yard Sale" Sept 10, Durham
NEW LOCATION at Yates Baptist Church in Durham. Semi-annual sale with bargains galore! Gently used infant and childrens clothing, maternity clothing, equipment (strollers, pack-n-plays, bouncy seats, exersaucers, etc.), indoor and outdoor toys, cribs, books (childrens and parenting), videos and DVD's, and much more! **CASH ONLY** Please bring a laundry basket or other container for your shopping convenience. For more information, visit http://www.momchd.whsites.net/
Lullabies to Mudpies Sept 14-18, Wake Forest NC
Lullabies to Mud Pies Kids Consignment Sale will be held Sept. 14 - 18 at the Heritage View Clubhouse, 1037 Marshall Farm Street, Wake Forest, NC. Lullabies to Mud Pies is a little different than most sales. We are partnering with The Buddy Run to raise money for Backpack Buddies, a local charity that gives food-filled backpacks to elementary school children who come from disadvantaged families. Registration is open to the first 150 consignors. Click here reserve your consignor spot, or if you can't consign, please attend and spread the word. We will have a 25% off sale on Saturday evening 6-9 p.m. and a 50% off sale on Sunday 11-3.
KidzStuff Consignment Sale Sept 15-17, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh
Get great deals on gently used, fall and winter children’s clothes, toys, maternity wear, furniture, books, baby gear and more at our Fall/Winter Kidz Stuff Children’s Consignment Sale. Clean out your closets, recycle toys and equipment and help a cause of faith. They even provide the tagging supplies! Click here for more information or to register.
First United Methodist Church of Cary Consignment Sale, Sept 23-24, Cary
Now into our 21st year, the First United Methodist Church of Cary's Children's Consignment Sale has become an event that many families in the Cary and surrounding communities have turned to for all of their children's consignment needs. Consign, volunteer, or shop - visit www.consignwithfumc.com for more information.
Join in the fun at Raleigh's first Downtown Oktoberfest!
Saturday October 1 from 4-9pm
Location: Corner of North Person and Pace Street (near PieBird Resturant and Krispy Kreme Donuts.)
Cost: $5 wrist bands for adults. Includes 1 Beer ticket.
Family Friendly: Bounce room for the kids and a side area for them to run around.
Beer: Carolina Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest and CPA.
Beer options: $4 – 16oz Draft and $7- Bring your own Beer Stein.
Food outside: Sausage, Pretzels and Pizza
Food inside ( PieBird): Special event menu
Parking: Lots of parking just 1 block north of festival site.
Rain date: Oct 8th at same location.
- Music on the Porch
- Carolina Brewing Company
- PieBird Restaurant
- Person Street Partnership
Visit http://www.downtownraleighoktoberfest.com/ for more information.
If you are a local artist, bring your merchandise to a special area for exhibition and selling
Setup starts at 2:30pm on the east side of Pace street (past the Bounce House)
http://www.downtownraleighoktoberfest.com/?page_id=84 for more info
Check out our Halloween Activities blog for a bigger list of area events!
Area Pumpkin Patches & Corn/Haunted Mazes
DJ's Berry Patch - pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, school tours. 1223 Salem Church Road, Apex, NC 27592. Phone: 919-600-4020.
Green Acres Farm - pumpkins, Fall festival, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house or pillow, restrooms, picnic area, face painting. 1132 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary, NC 27519. Phone: 919-481-2435.
Green Level Gourd Farm - pumpkins, Fall festival, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties. 3800 Green Level Road West, Apex, NC 27523. Phone: 919-387-7352.
Hill Ridge Farms - hayrides, pumpkins, Fall Harvest festival, country store. Pony Rides will be available every weekend throughout the Festival for an additional $4 per child. Night Time Hayrides will tour our Back Woods on October 16, 23, 30, 31 - please call to reserve. Located at 703 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville, NC (just past Wake Forest), 27596. Phone: 1-919-556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170.
Ken's Korny Corn Maze - corn maze, children's maze, rope maze,
3175 Benson Highway, Garner, NC, 27529. Phone: 919-779-4765.
The Maze At Hector's Creek - NOT RUNNING THIS YEAR BUT WILL BE BACK IN 2012. Located at 175 Old Mill Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. Phone: 919-552-0823.
McKee's Maze at Cedar Creek Farm - CornField Maze, pumpkins, Fall festival, cow train rides, kiddie (mini) corn maze, goat walk. We also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, haunted trail, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours. 5011 Kiger Rd, Rougemont, NC 27572. 919-732-8065
Olde Country Produce & Mulch - Pumpkins, Beans, Christmas Tree Live, Corn, Squash, Strawberries
8824 Poole Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Phone: (919) 217-0411.
Phillips Farms - ALL NEW corn maze starting September 3, 2011. Pumpkins, Haunted Farm (after dark), and more. Located at 6817 Indian Wells Road, Cary, NC 27519. Phone: 919-427-4738. Alternate Phone: 919-616-4890.
Ghost / Haunted Trains
Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train® Halloween Festival
Visit Tweetsie Railroad for their annual Halloween Festival! Friday and Saturday Nights starting September 30 through Halloween, gates open at 7:30. Visit http://tweetsie.com/special-events/ or call 800-526-5740
Halloween Express Trains, October 22 and 29
New Hope Valley Railway - New Hill, NC
You can buy your tickets now: http://www.nhvry.org/schedule.htm
Let’s get cooking! Kids prepare tasty dishes inspired by favorite storybooks. Stories come to life each class through games, activities and crafts while waiting for the timer to ding! Find out more at http://bit.ly/nIyTka
For Grown-ups! Martinis to the MAX Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles
Thursday, October 13, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Make it a MAX night every 2nd Thursday! Enjoy our signature Marbletini, mingling and a movie to the MAX with our new monthly event series, featuring an inspiring documentary. It's a perfect way to liven up a night out downtown, so join us for the ultimate movie experience! Purchase tickets now>>
Thursday, September 8
Marbletinis to the MAX, 5:30 - 8pm. Marbletinis to the MAX is a monthly happy hour (2nd Thursday of each month) at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles featuring two showings of an inspiring documentary, specialty martinis, beer and wine, and light appetizers. Tickets include admission to the night’s documentary, a cocktail of your choice and light appetizers. Additional drink tickets may be purchased.
Saturday, September 10
LEGO Builders' Challenge
Sunday, September 11
Grandparent's Day: Grandparents accompanied by a grandchild will receive free admission.
Wednesday, September 14, 9am - 12pm
Little Kids Cook Class: Let's get cooking! Kids prepare tasty dishes inspired by favorite storybooks. Stories come to life each class through games, activities and crafts while waiting for the timer to ding! Find out more at http://bit.ly/nIyTka
Friday, September 16, 1:30-5pm
Early Release Clubs (Build-It & A Doll's World): Hey kids, spend fun-filled afternoons at Marbles! Choose either A Doll's World Club or the Build-It Club to make new friends and create memories! Early Release Clubs are held on the special days throughout the year when school gets out early. Find out more at http://bit.ly/nIyTka
Friday, September 16, 3:30-4pm
Sing! Dance! Play! Join Jammin' Baby, a presenter of Music Together®, for musical fun and exploration! Appropriate for ages birth to 5.
Saturday, September 17, 11am - 12pm
FutureVet® with Banfield Pet Hospital
Sunday, September 18, 1-3pm
Gadgets & Gizmos: Think outside the box as you solve engineering puzzles with The Engineering Place, NCSU College of Engineering's K-12 Outreach Program.
Tuesday, September 20
Bring the whole family for a night of play for just $2 per person! As always, members play free. Join our friends at Target for story time, and illustrate your very own Marbleous book. (Theme: Memorable Moments) Held every third Tuesday, 5-8pm. Sponsored by Target.
Saturday, September 24
Worldwide Day of Play
September 29 - October 2
Happy Birthday Marbles! Special Activities all week!
Friday, September 30, 9am - 5pm
School's Out Camp (Elementary School) - Camp adventure continues at Marbles with our special School's Out Camps designed specifically for the days your kids have off but you don't - winter and spring break, teacher workdays and school holidays. Easy online registration available at http://bit.ly/qgxtVm
September 30, 10-11am
Garden Gourmet - By using some of summer's freshest ingredients from Castaway Cove Kids Garden, kids experience the joy of harvesting and creating healthy snacks. Sponsored by Food Lion.
**Tickets go on sale September 9 for the Pumpkin Patch Express! There are three ride weekends-- October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. Buy these in advance - they are sure to sell out!
BugFest!! Bugs galore! A must do with your kids!
Heroes, Villains and Special Effects
Save the Date! The next Patsy Aiken Outlet Sale starts September 19 in Raleigh.
Click here for more info about the "To Give and To Receive" shopping pass: when you make a $10 donation to Interact of Raleigh and Opengate in Wilmington, you'll receive an additional 20% off your purchases for that day. *Outlet pricing is already 50-75% off retail*
Mon - Wed, 9am - 5pm
Thurs, 9am - 7pm
Fri - Sat, 9am - 5pm
Sale ends September 30, 2011.
Early Bird Specials for Online Sales through September 28! Starting Sept 29, fair tickets will be on sale at the Raleigh Farmers Market. (Tip: You can get advanced ticket prices there without the online service fee.)
"Midtown Moms on the Run" 5K Training Program - Starts Oct 4th!
To all local moms of any age or fitness level:
Have you ever dreamed of making it through the finish line but don't know how to get started? Have you run in the past and would like to get back into it? Are you looking for some extra cardio and the motivation to stick with it? If you answered "Yes!" to any of those questions then this program is for you!
Our training includes:
- 9 weeks of stroller-friendly group training runs
- Weekly training program & guidance (1-2 additional runs/week completed on your own)
- Training run locations in the Midtown Raleigh area (incl. Shelley Lake & Greenway Trails)
- Education on running form, injury prevention, increasing speed & distance and choosing the right running shoes
- Supportive atmostphere with other moms working towards the same goal!
Click HERE for more information and to register!
Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space is participating in Take A Child Outside (TACO) Week by offering outdoor programs at different Wake County Parks during the week of September 24-30.
In honor of this important week, program fees have been waived - note the TACO logo by programs throughout this issue of Wide aWAKE! Visit www.wakegov.com for the complete program guide for all parks, June- September.
Thursdays at 12pm La Leche League RTP Breastfeeding Cafe. For more information contact Hanna R. 919-723-7940
Tuesdays at 11am, featuring Tina Sherman, CD(DONA)
The Diapering Doula. 4109 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville. 651-9802 or visit
PRENATAL YOGA - http://triangleyoga.com/PrenatalYoga.html
Sundays @ 10:45am
PRENATAL classes are open all year around for Drop-ins too. You may sign up to enter and then leave the current session at any time.
POSTNATAL YOGA - http://triangleyoga.com/PostnatalYoga.html
Sept 18 - Dec. 12
Postnatal classes are for mommy and baby! Classes are open all year around for Drop-ins too. You may sign up to enter and then leave the current session at any time.
Try Stroller Strides for FREE during the week of Sept 24th-30th, 2011!
All Raleigh, Cary, Apex & Chapel Hill Locations Included
Stroller Strides of Midtown Raleigh, Stroller Strides of Raleigh, and Stroller Strides of Chapel Hill would like to invite all local moms out to try our program for a full week at no charge! This offer is not valid for those holding an active Membership, Class Pass, or Living Social voucher.
Saturday 9/24 - Apex Community Park (Lake Pine) @ 10am
Monday, 9/26 - North Hills Mall @ 9am; Southern Village @ 9:30am; Shelley Lake @ 10am; Crowder District Park @ 10am; Carpenter Village @ 10am
Tuesday, 9/27 - NC Museum of Art Park @ 9am; Lake Johnson @ 10am
Wednesday, 9/28 - North Hills Mall @ 9am; Southern Village @ 9:30am; Shelley Lake @ 10am; Crowder District Park @ 10am; Carpenter Village @ 10am
Thursday, 9/29 - NC Museum of Art Park @ 9am; Lake Johnson @ 10am
Friday, 9/30 - North Hills Mall @ 9am; Southern Village @ 9:30am
North Hills Mall (Midtown Raleigh): Meet on The Commons.
NC Museum of Art Park (Midtown Raleigh): 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Meet in between the East & West bldgs.
Shelley Lake (Midtown Raleigh): Millbrook Rd. Meet at the Sertoma Arts Center parking lot.
Lake Johnson (Raleigh): 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. Meet along the path to the left of the boathouse.
Crowder District Park (Apex): 4709 Ten Ten Rd. Meet at the "Park Pavilion"
Carpenter Village (Cary), Commons Walk Circle (off of Morrisville Carpenter Rd). Meet at large gazebo.
Apex Community Park (aka Lake Pine, Apex): 2200 Laura Duncan Rd. Meet at large shelter.
Southern Village (Chapel Hill): 620 Market St. Meet on the Village Green.
Click here for more information or just come on out!
Visit Tweetsie Railroad for their annual Halloween Festival! Friday and Saturday Nights through Halloween, gates open at 7:30.
Featuring: Ghost Train Rides, Exciting Haunted House, Halloween Shows, 3-D Maze, Black Hole, Trick or Treating, Freaky Forest, and much more! Tickets are on sale now and advance tickets are recommended. Visit http://tweetsie.com/special-events/ or call 800-526-5740
Frequently-Asked Questions - http://www.tweetsie.com/special-events/faqs-2010-ghost-train-halloween-festival/
Sept 30 - Oct 1