The N&O reports
that Doug MacMillan, former lead singer of the 80s band "The Connells," will perform with his band "Mommie" at 6:30 tonight at Seaboard Station in downtown Raleigh. The band will also play at The Factory in Wake Forest Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. as part of its Families After Five series. Both events are free.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
If you're kids love Legos as much as mine do, you may be interested in checking into the new Lego Store birthday party
option. Packages start at $125 for an hour-long party including up to 10 children and include a $100 gift card for purchasing the sets each guest will build and take home; invitations, thank you cards and nametags; an exclusive Lego brick for the birthday child, and a Lego host to run the party.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 31, 2009 at 9:30am —
Can you think of a more memorable way to bond with your daughter and experience a little American history at the same time than the annual Colonial tea at the Joel Lane Historic Museum House in Raleigh? Mark your calendar for Sept. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. That's when girls, moms, grandmoms, dads and granddads are invited to learn about the custom of taking tea in the colonial and early American eras. Drink tea from china tea sets, eat delicious and… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 31, 2009 at 7:00am —
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 —
Sorry I'm just now posting this (a week into your trackout!). Remember, you can always find even more fun things to do on the Triangle TRACKS calendar
1. N.C. Museum of Natural Science Presents "Chocolate" Exhibit
. Through Sept. 7.
2. Kidzu Children's Museum Presents… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 30, 2009 at 10:00am —
Some might find me to be self-sabotaging (daft or clueless, at least
!) as my first aspiration is to provide support to young families on the road to "happy". Occasionally, a potential parent/client's request infers a suppressed need to hold onto that cash, or that they may have been coerced into this investigation
. In respect/responsibility, my response provides them with a door "out" of any imagined guilt. (Should I have my head examined?
There are a number of "envelopes… Continue
Added by Cotton Dean on July 30, 2009 at 10:00am —
Snowfalls and snow days off of school.
Smores and hot chocolate around the campfire.
Warm brownies and cold milk.
The smell of a fresh spring rain.
Curling up with a good book and a blanket.
Sleeping to the sound of a heavy rainstorm.
The smell of the ocean and the rhythmic sound of the waves.
Warm sand between my toes.
The smell of gardenias blooming fresh in my garden.
Trees of reds, oranges and yellows throughout the mountains in… Continue
Added by Cathy on July 27, 2009 at 11:30pm —
You may have seen a collection of these simple planks of natural pine wood blocks (available in 7 colors) at the Museum of Life and Science
, unique toy stores or doctor's offices. Created by Dutch-born Tom Van Der Bruggen while restoring a 19th-century French chateau, Kapla blocks
are the latest and greatest building sensation for kids. Mine would… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 27, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Hope's Hope was established in February 2005 by a dedicated group of volunteers committed to providing assistance to families who have children battling a class of rare, terminal neurodegenerative disorders. The inspiration for Hope's Hope was Hope Johnston of Apex, North Carolina who was born with the rare genetic disorder INAD (Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy).
On Aug. 10, you can help raise awareness and money intended to help eradicate all NBIA-related disorders by participating… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 27, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Flintstones and Jetson’s on Saturday mornings,
Climbing through treetops heedless of warnings,
Running through meadows while blackbirds take wing,
Unbridled joy of the children in spring.
Fireflies luminate woodlands in splashes,
Crickets and peepers hold symphonic bashes,
Saltwater sprays of shells washed upon land,
Children in summer build castles of sand.
Spiced cider and pumpkins and rides… Continue
Added by Aylin on July 27, 2009 at 8:30am —
My most favorite thing as a child was camping with my family. It was an almost every weekend event for us. My aunt, uncle and cousin were always with us too - I don't remember one single trip that they didn't bring their camper and come with us. We would leave our boats up at the KOA Campground (the name has changed since then) on Lake Gaston all summer and pull our pop-up Cox camper up there every friday afternoon. We all still remember fondly all the fishing the men did, the water-skiing… Continue
Added by Diane on July 27, 2009 at 7:33am —
As a mother to both a two year old son and a six year old daughter I am confronted daily with a barrage of things that would make someone who doesn't spend time around children regularly, cringe. Preschooler melt-downs because he really didn't want milk on his cereal even though he told me THREE times that he did. Or my daughter's tantrums because she can't watch yet another episode of iCarly or SpongeBob (after an appropriate amount of screen time already) and door slamming that could rival… Continue
Added by Michele Little - One Chic Mama on July 27, 2009 at 7:30am —
He loves Wall-E, Cars and Hello Dolly!
He loves to swim, garden with mommy, go to concerts, sing and dance.
He loves his sister and his mama & daddy.
He loves his pups, Buffy & Spike.
His favorite places are Jumping Beans in Cary, All of the Raleigh museums, the beach and the park.
These are all of his favorite things.
Mommy's favorite thing is her little guy!…
Added by EcoMaMa on July 26, 2009 at 10:20pm —
I believe that IHOP in Beaver Creek (Apex) has free kids meals on Tuesday evenings along with entertainment. The Loop also has $.99 kids meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And Sparks has free kids meals with the purchase of adult meal on Monday from 6-8 along with Dan the Magic Man. I think they may also have free with adult on Sunday also.
Added by Stacey on July 26, 2009 at 2:33pm —
MY DOGS LITTLE NOSE AND A BABY'S LITTLE TOES
AND DANCING AND ACTING, SINGING AND PRACTICING
WRITING AND READING, AND PLAYING AND LEADING
FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THAT ARE HERE TO THE END AND
ICE CREAM AND ROSES, AND MARSHMELLOWS TO TOAST
CASTLES WITH QUEENS AND KINGS,
THESES ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
I am the human cat....MEOWWWWWWW
I also dance… Continue
Added by Karyn Wolf on July 25, 2009 at 12:25pm —
I know it's only July, but I just came across this calendar event and I must share it with those of you who are fans of "Little House on the Prairie." I'm currently reading this series to my daughter and she loves it as much as I did when I was a young girl. Broadway Series South will present "Little House on the Prairie - The Musical" March 16-21 and this is one show my family won't miss! The best thing of all is Melissa Gilbert, who starred as "Laura" in the TV series "Little House on the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
If you haven't heard of Meetup.com yet, you probably will soon. Many Triangle parents are setting up Meetups to reach out to other local moms and dads in the area. In fact, the Triangle region hosts more than 80 Meetup groups for parents here
, so finding one in your community… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
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 —
My favorite things...Chocolate, warm sand between my toes on a sunny day at the beach, the laughter of my children coming from another room, the smell of a newborn baby, chocolate, chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven when the chips are still melted, snuggling on the couch with my husband while watching a movie,
Added by Kathy Luparello on July 24, 2009 at 5:33pm —
Okay, we don't seem to have any poetic skills around here, BUT I did get the kids to help me with some of our favorite things right now. So, here we go....
Drip, droppy Popsicles, Beach R & R,
Dad on the grill and Mario Kart.
Hide under blanket movie nights,
Loaded Ice Cream and family walks.
Pizza and root beer at our favorite place,
Reading a new book and having our… Continue
Added by Janel on July 24, 2009 at 5:18pm —