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November 2014
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A note from Cary…
Happy Thanksgiving!
I couldn’t help bringing Christmas and winter events into this issue- they’re all starting very soon. What a fun season ahead! 
Vend Raleigh, the place for Raleigh Mompreneurs, is hosting our 3rd Annual Holiday Sip and Shop on Friday, November 21. This year we are in Raleigh, downtown in the Art District of Moore Square in Cobblestone Hall. Fabulous location! Wine, shopping and girlfriends! Join us! This year’s event to benefit local non-profit Zach’s Toy Chest.
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Upcycled Fall Blog Posts


Our trip out to Oak View County Park for their Pecan Pickin’ Month.



Local Social Media Moms share their favorite Christmastime family traditions here in the Triangle. 


Our Kids 
     things to do with kids in Raleigh
The Majmundar boys lost in 
a corn maze!

Things to do with Kids in Raleigh
The Huffman girls enjoying 
the corn box! 

I’d love to share photos of your cuties out and about! Email me!

November 8
Duke Energy Center
Fancy Nancy, Mermaid Tales and Alice in Wonderland
November 8 and 9
Fletcher Theater
November 21
Garner Performing Arts Center
Storybook Theater Series
November 28-December 24
Duke Energy Center
December 5- 20
Raleigh Little Theatre
December 9- 14
Disney On Ice
December 10- 14
January 7-24
January 29-31


Cary’s Picks


Raleigh Veteran’s Day Parade

Saturday, November 8 at 9:30am


New Hope Valley Railway

Fall Colors Ride Saturday, November 8

Santa Train Rides, December 6-7, 13-14

(Dress warm!)

Museum of Life and Science Santa Train 

Tickets open to the general public November 11. This will sell out!


Garner Observes Veteran’s day

Tuesday, November 11, 10:30am

Pecan Pickin’ Month

Pecan picking month long at Oak view County Park, but go early before they are all gone! Here’s our trip out there last fall. 


NC State Farmers Market

Craft Fair November 7-9

(This is cute. I think this fair.)

Pecan Day November 21


IPREO Raleigh Winterfest

Ice Skating Rink open November 22


Letters to Santa

November 24- December 12, drop off your letters to Santa at Cary Town Hall. Be sure to include your child’s name and address.


Gingerbread Competition

Enter the Town of Cary’s Gingerbread House Competition! We did last year and we even received a ribbon! What’s great is that they allow kids 10 and under to use a gingerbread house kit. Registration is due November 28th. House drop of is December 5th. Be sure to send us a photo of yours!


Happyland Christmas Lights

After Thanksgiving, enjoy this home off Penny Road with a yard full of holiday fun! 5504 Huntingwood Drive, Raleigh


World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

Now open!

NC Museum of Natural Science 


An Evening with the Elves

Friday, December 5

Marbles Kids Museum

Buy your tickets now!



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Turkey Trot 5k

Saturday, November 22


Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Saturday, December 6



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See Spot Read Program

Offered at many locations on Saturday, November 8. Such a fun activity for kids (and dogs)! 

Family Movie, Holly Springs
Saturday November 8 and 29, 10am





9:40am, Saturday, November 22
Downtown Raleigh
*Get there early for spot to sit!
There are a few tickets still available!
December 4-14
Friday December 5th, 6:30pm
Friday, December 5, 6-8pm 
A FULL day of festivities Downtown Cary!
Ole Time Winter Festival, Santa Workshop and much more! 
Saturday, December 6
Saturday, December 6, 1-5pm
Saturday, December 6, 2pm

Tree Lighting & Sleigh Rides, Friday, December 5

Pancake Breakfast, Saturday December 6

Pictures w/ Santa & Parade, Saturday December 6

Historic Home Tours, Sunday December 7

Christmas Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides
Thursday, December 4, 6-8pm
Frozen Family Fun Day
Saturday, December 6, 2-4pm
Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 7, 3pm

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 13, 2pm

Holly Springs Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 11am

Capital Tree Lighting
Downtown Raleigh
Thursday, December 11, 6:30pm

Main Street Christmas, Holly Springs
Friday, December 12, 6-8pm