As a child, back-to-school week in my hometown of Athens, Ga. corresponded with a lot of things. First and foremost, it meant the sudden appearance of fervent University of Georgia fans dressed in red and black all over town, in preparation for the upcoming college football season. It also meant my birthday was just around the corner, so I could count on a family birthday party and new back-to-school outfits.
But most memorably, it marked the countdown to my elementary school’s… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
Check out some of these fun links and ideas for some Halloween Fun. Happy Halloween!!
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-In
First, for elementary-aged children, try the "Funny Fill-in" where you are prompted to fill in a few words. Then, you click the "Read!" button and read the story. The sillier your fill-in words, the sillier the story. You can print your story, too. My son's story included dressing up as Tarzan and wearing a banana on his big toe. Have… Continue
Added by Jane on October 30, 2009 at 12:08pm —
More than 100 members per minute are joining a group 14-year-old Jonathan Woodlief has created. Read this to learn more.
Pretty remarkable following!
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 28, 2009 at 7:47am —
I wanted to share our Sports TRACKer Kurt Dusterberg's upcoming book signing at All Booked Up in Apex with all of you. I highly recommend his book, "Journeymen: 24 Bittersweet Tales of Short Major League Sports Careers"
for the sports fans on your holiday shopping list. Check out the details on our calendar posting of this event… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Polar Ice House announced today a series of special events at haunted locations in Wake Forest and Cary to make the most out of this year’s Halloween celebration before hitting the sidewalk to trick-or-treat Saturday night. To get in the spirit, Polar Ice House is hosting free skating exhibitions at each location and additional events in Cary on Saturday, Oct. 31, including a costume contest, trick-or-treating and on-ice games.
The Triangle Figure Skating Club is headlining the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 26, 2009 at 1:30pm —
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 —
As a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist for over 10 years I am consistently being asked about the appropriate age to introduce children to weight training. There is no single answer to this question; each individual is going to be different. A structured program can begin as early as 9-12 years old. Calisthenics workouts involving mostly body weight resistance can begin as early as 5-6 years old. Those of you who attended gym classes prior to about 10 years ago may remember… Continue
Added by Brown Strength & Conditioning on October 21, 2009 at 2:49pm —
The N&O is reporting
that Wake County has run through its most recent shipment of H1N1 flu vaccine and has temporarily stopped giving shots at its four public health clinics. Vaccinations will resume as soon as supplies are replenished, according to officials cited in the article. We'll post updates on this as we receive them.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 21, 2009 at 6:47am —
Wake County Schools Senior Director of High School Programs Ruth Steidinger gave a presentation at two recent Board Advisory Council meetings (BAC 7 and 8) about grading at the secondary level, during which there was a discussion about possibly changing middle and high school grading practices to ensure they are a true reflection of student achievement. I've attached Steidinger's presentation, as it is public information since it was presented at both BAC meetings. There are a number of… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 20, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Hey Track 3 families in Wake County, there's no shortage of things to do when you're tracked out during Halloween. Here's our looong and spooky list of stuff for you to do while you're on your track-out break!
1. Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin and Harvest Festival
(through Oct. 31)
2. Tweetsie… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 19, 2009 at 10:00pm —
From the Durham Bulls press office: The Durham Bulls
have announced plans for a National Championship celebration at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Wednesday, October 21st from 6 PM until 8 PM. The Bulls won the 2009 Triple-A National Championship last month defeating the Memphis Redbirds, 5-4 in Oklahoma City.
The event will be the Triangle's first opportunity to view the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 15, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Received this from a Triangle TRACKS member. Please visit this website
to learn more about little Lydia and her condition, as well as how you can help out. I also have a flier I can email to you if you would like to participate as a vendor in a Fall Family Festival to be held Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Clayton Municipal Park (on Stallings Street) from 1 to 5 p.m.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 15, 2009 at 7:33pm —
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 —
How often are you able to eat a fine Italian meal and help a child at the same time? On Tuesday, October 27, Carino’s will donate 10 percent of total sales (dine in or to-go) to Striving for More. Customers simply need to dine at one of the two participating Carino’s in order to support the organization.
This event is all day (11am-10pm) so go to one of the two participating locations for lunch or dinner.
Brier Creek ~ 8101 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 14, 2009 at 11:15pm —
Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) of Wake County will sponsor its biannual Super Saturday event Nov. 7 at N.C. State University’s Talley Student Center. The event consists of courses covering a variety of academic subjects, which are offered in the morning from 10 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Many students participate in both sessions, while others attend whichever session fits into their… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
From the Railhawks publicity office:
This instructional half-day soccer camp conducted by the Carolina RailHawks Soccer Club will focus on the basic fundamentals of soccer including dribbling, shooting, passing and rules. This camp is designed for all level of players who want to learn fundamental skills. Members from the pro team will conduct the trackout camps. Trackout camp sessions start October 12th and run four days a week through November 19th.…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 13, 2009 at 10:59pm —
Attention Lego lovers old and young: you can experience "The Lego Experience Tour"
at the North Carolina State Fair Oct. 15-18.
According to tour's blog, "The LEGO Experience Tour consists of two tours traveling the nation to showcase the best of what the LEGO brand has to offer." Surely there will be Lego creations to gaze upon and marvel at -- and based on the blog photos, a section where kids can create Lego… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 13, 2009 at 10:48pm —
The Triangle Swim School is having a fundraiser at Monkey Joe's tomorrow afternoon, October 13th from 4:00-7:00pm. The cost is discounted to $6.00 for kids ages 3-12 and $5.00 for kids 2 and under. It is open to the public, so please pass it along to your friends as well.
Added by Triangle Swim School on October 12, 2009 at 5:27pm —
From the N.C. State Fair publicity office:
RALEIGH — Families looking for super fun and budget-friendly activities should plan to stay all day at the N.C. State Fair to make the most of their visit. Since 1853 the State Fair has brought its mix of old favorites and new attractions to the delight of fairgoers, and this year will be no different.
“The State Fair offers many people an opportunity to experience parts of North Carolina agriculture and North Carolina traditions that… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 9, 2009 at 3:00pm —
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 —