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October 2014
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Sammy at Phillips Farm in Cary! So cute!

The good lookin’ Prince Kids at Green Acres Farm.
I’d love to share photos of your cuties out and about! Email me!

Hot Holiday Tickets!

NC Transportation Museum released tickets already for their

Polar Express Train Rides

in December!

Pullen Park’s Holiday Express opened ticket sales for their December celebration.

October 11, 11am
The ArtsCenter
Fancy Nancy, Mermaid Tales and Alice in Wonderland
November 8 and 9
Fletcher Theater
December 5- 20
Raleigh Little Theatre
December 9- 14
Disney On Ice
December 10- 14
January 7-24
January 29-31


Parks and Gardens

Saturday, October 18, 11am
Kids Together Park, Cary

Friday, November 1, 2-4pm
Explore the gardens while you search for 5 brain tickling questions! Try to guess the answers before you reach the end of the trail. $1 per family, all ages

NC Zoo
Batology 101
October 18 and 19
Discover the good nature of bats and see a live vampire bat feeding.
BOO at the ZOO 
October 25 and 26
Celebrate the magic of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, magic, storytelling, live entertainment and a children’s costume contest.

Fit Families


Triangle Run/Walk for Autism

Saturday, October 11

Moore Square, Raleigh 


Holly Springs 4 on 4

Saturday, October 11

CureSearch Walk

October 25

Durham Dulls Athletic Park


Turkey Trot 5k

Saturday, November 22


Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Saturday, December 6



Cary’s Picks


World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

Opening October 11 

NC Museum of Natural Science 

 Fox 50 Family Fest and Great American Tobacco Duck Race

Saturday, October 11, Durham 


Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Sunday, October 12, 1-6pm

Tips for going with kids- Go early to avoid super long lines and have a plan for what trucks you want to visit.


Carolina (Hot Air) Balloon Fest

October 17-19

Statesville, NC


14th Annual Cary Diwali

Saturday, October 18

Koka Booth 



Saturday, October 25, 

Holly Springs

Inflatables, cornhole tournament, pumpkin carving contest and more!




Museum of Life and Science
Through the month of October 
*Tickets Still available! 
New Hope Valley Railway 
October 18 & 25
Dress warm for the train!

Saturday, October 18, 1-6 pm
Free Family Event!

Monsters University at Koka Booth 

Friday, October 24

Cary’s Howlin’ Good Halloween
Thursday, October 25- Saturday, October 25
Too many events to list here! Visit Town of Cary’s site! 

Trick or Treat on Salem Street
Saturday, October 25, 4-6 pm
Downtown Apex

Spooktacular Trail Walk
Saturday, October 25, Morrisville
6-7:45 pm for families

8-9:45 pm Get ready to scream! 
Saturday, October 18, 2-6 pm  

Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party
Saturday, October 25, 6- 8:30 pm

Halloween Fun Night
Thursday, October 30
NC Museum of Natural Sciences 

Friday, October 31, 2-5pm



 Advanced Tickets Sales Open
Walk Up Ticket Sales October 2-16



Family Fun Day 
Saturday, October 11, 4-7pm 
The PTA is holding a fundraising event to celebrate 25 years at Penny Road Elementary open to the community as well as friends and families in the Cary area.  Mini food truck rodeo, live bluegrass music, carnival games, inflatables,  fall themed activities like pumpkin decorating and barrel rides, and much more.  This would be a great way to spend the afternoon with the kids!

The Special Care Nursery at Rex Hospital is hosting a reunion for the NICU “graduates” and their families.  October 11 at Ritter Park from 10-2.