Parkwood Sports Association Fall Ball registration is now open for 2010. The Fall season will be a fundamental season with very few games being played and more… Continue
Added by Shandra Botts on August 31, 2010 at 9:30am —
For North Carolina, the Civil War officially began in the State Capitol. On May 20, 1861, delegates from across the state adopted the Ordinance of Secession in the House of Commons, officially withdrawing the state from the Union. This event followed months of tense debate between Unionists and Secessionists, slavery advocates and abolitionists.
A new exhibit, Crisis at the Capitol: North Carolina on the Eve of War, explores what the State Capitol was like on the eve of the conflict… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 27, 2010 at 4:49pm —
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) reports that the first deliveries of North Carolina produce will soon hit cafeterias in 55 school systems as part of the department's Farm to School Program. Participating school systems placed orders for locally grown watermelons, cantaloupes, grape tomatoes, tomatoes and four varieties of apples, and deliveries will be made Aug. 30 and Sept. 12.
“We have seen steady growth in the Farm to School Program since it… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —
If you have kids who have access to texting or any forms of chat (or perhaps soon will), this is a very important article for you to read!
Parenting is… Continue
Added by Paul on August 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
In October, the N.C. State Fairgrounds will come alive with the great exhibits, rides and attractions fairgoers have come to expect from the N.C. State Fair. Small changes and new attractions also can be seen, as fairgoers “Celebrate What’s Great”
On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Fair will open at 3 p.m. for Preview Day, offering visitors a chance to try rides, see attractions and taste… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 26, 2010 at 10:30am —
Sometime between Sept. 1 and 7, we'll post a blog and Facebook status about the upcoming Paperhand Puppets Intervention
show at the N.C. Museum of Art Sept. 10 and 11. When we do, post a comment about the show and you'll be included in our random drawing Sept. 8 at noon, during which we'll select TWO winners. One set of tickets is for the Sept. 10 show, the other is for the Sept. 11 show. Post your… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 26, 2010 at 6:30am —
The arrival of filmmaker Davis Guggenheim's "Waiting for 'Superman'"
documentary in theaters Sept. 24 has already launched a wave of concern - and for some, panic - that America's public schools are failing our students. The documentary not only focuses on the system's shortfalls, but also explores the roles charter schools and education reformers can play in offering hope for the future… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Triangle TRACKS congratulates Rachel Withes of Morrisville, winner of a family 4-pack of tickets to see the Open Dream Ensemble
's performance of "Peril on the Red Planet
" Sat., Aug. 28 at 4 p.m., courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
. Rachel posted her top 5 favorite children's places in the Triangle, and was chosen randomly among the other… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2010 at 5:56pm —
New drama & theatrical dance classes start next week at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.. including pre-school (music, art & drama!), elementary, middle & high school (to perform "Sleepy Hollow") classes.. all of which end in a production!! check out www.starsyouththeater.com
Added by cindy verian on August 25, 2010 at 11:00am —
Triangle TRACKS fans, now's your chance to check out "Pandemonium: The Lost and Found Orchestra" Sept. 28-Oct. 3 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for a DISCOUNTED rate. Click here
to order tickets and enter the password "TRACKS" to receive a 10 percent discount on tickets, which range from $28 to $41.50 (after the discount). There is an 8-ticket limit to this offer, and the offer expires Sept. 27.…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2010 at 7:21am —
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2010 at 1:30pm —
With the start of school for another 100,000 Wake County students on August 25, drivers are asked to be alert to students at bus stops and watch for school buses transporting students to school. There will be changing transportation patterns with the opening of new schools.
In many cases, schools will be slightly shifting schedules to start the new school year. School schedules have been adjusted, by about 10 minutes in most cases, as schools have scheduled professional learning… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2010 at 11:30am —
Triangle Rock Club
in Morrisville will host an open house for children ages 5-19 interested in enrolling in its climbing team on Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interested climbers will meet the coaches and current team members, and climb for free during team time. Email Coach Shane Messer
if you have any questions.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2010 at 6:30am —
The N.C. Museum of History
in Raleigh is seeking volunteers for its Colonial North Carolina Discovery Room. Designed for elementary-age children, the room features interactive activities about life in backcountry North Carolina during the 18th century. Volunteers are needed to lead groups through the Discovery Room, which was developed to complement the traveling exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views From Mount Vernon. Many… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 23, 2010 at 4:30pm —
So moms! Do you have a son or daughter in the 1st grade this fall?
Looking for a fun activity for your husband and your child to do together?
I want to personally invite your husband to attend one of the two upcoming YMCA Guides & Princesses Information & Registration meetings.
You've probably heard of Y-Guides & Princesses before. Formerly named Indian Guides and Indian Princesses, the YMCA of the Triangle is proud to have the largest… Continue
Added by Brendan Bailey on August 23, 2010 at 4:09pm —
Stroller Strides of Raleigh is offering a new program this fall that will help you put your jogging (or other) strollers to good use....(or if you've got some childcare help, it could also be a… Continue
Added by Jennifer Kedrowski on August 23, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Joel Lane Museum House Presents two events in September that you won't want to miss!
- Lizzie Lane's Colonial Tea on Sunday, September 19, 2010, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Continue
- A lecture on "North Carolina's Role in the American Revolution" by James T. Cheatham on Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7 p.m.
Location: 160 S. Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC (at the corner of Hargett),…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 23, 2010 at 6:30am —
North Carolina Partners with text4baby.
Text4baby is a new free mobile service providing timely health information to pregnant women and new mothers from pregnancy through a baby’s first year. The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is one of the first organizations in the state to have signed on as a national partner to promote the service in North Carolina.
Text4baby is an educational program provided by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 20, 2010 at 8:30pm —
The Wake County Public School System has increased the price of breakfast and lunch slightly – by 25 cents this year.
Elementary Middle and High
Breakfast $1.00 $1.25
Lunch $2.00 $2.25
Reduced priced breakfasts and lunches will remain at 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.
Breakfast & Lunch Payment Options
This year, parents at all schools will have access to an online prepayment system known as MyLunchMoney.com.…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 19, 2010 at 10:00pm —
PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) of Wake County has updated its website at http://www.pagepage.org
. The site is now powered by Wordpress, which features a blog-style interface for the home page, as well as threaded comments. Please stop by and create a new username and password, or if you prefer, you can sign in with your Facebook account, which means one less username to remember!
PAGE willl probably begin… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 19, 2010 at 10:00pm —